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Street/Urban Wear Expert

The word on the street is... fashion! Our sassy Street Wear Expert Chako is the urban outfitter you need to sport serious threads, G.

Denim Dream

Y'know, Ladies, denim never went out! And now it's back- bigger and badder than ever! It's rebellious, playful, trendy, and artsy. Acid wash (yes, acid wash! Bring back Axl Rose!) and tye-dye are hot, even rhinestones and sequined appliques are seen glittering on jean jackets and skirts. What better way to gallavant around the city than in a snug fitting pair of denim jeans? You can even spice denim up with your own creative touch: some adhesive, and cloth or sequins.

At local San Diego hip hop shows, girls are seen wearing denim jackets in tiny sizes and dark dyes. The sleeves are often cuffed or left unbuttoned with the pockets and elbows faded out. Full denim outfits (jacket plus matching jeans) were also seen. Some girls were wearing loose fitting faded out vintage levis, fitted fleece pullovers with heads gloriously wrapped in African prints. In the mainstream hip hop scene, Lauryn Hill has an expert take on denim-she rocks a hybrid fashion between couture and hip hop style.

Remember the Bedazzler (look for it at! Metal studs are popping up all over spring season's hot rocker look and can easily add to your own urban fashion savvy. This is only another creative outlet for your favorite pair of jeans, jacket or skirt.

Try something funky at home and paint on your own design or sew in some fake fur on the bottoms of capri jeans or a knee length denim skirt to wear to a bumpin blockparty. To go simple but chic, denim jackets always look fabulous over a fitted white tank and an East Indian or African inspired skirt or sari. Spring is the season to bring out your old denim and spice it up, and even splurge to get that pair of vintage Levis or a pair fitted dark denim.


Chako S.

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