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new york denim days

The First Annual New York Denim Days

#HipNJ, get ready to cross the Hudson River for the fashionista event of the fall!

An exciting festival called Denim Days will be hitting New York City’s streets from September 30th to October 1st. Founders Eric Goldstein and Andrew Olah introduced the Denim Days festival to Amsterdam in 2014. Since then, it has become a staple event for denim fans and fashion lovers. The first annual New York Denim Days seeks to celebrate New York’s take on the versatile thread we all love to wear.

The city’s denim culture will be displayed on Saturday and Sunday, and everyone from fashion bloggers to families is invited to show off their own unique style.

The festival will not only feature live entertainment, food trucks, art, and kids activities, but also pop up shops, vintage showrooms, workshops, and exhibits—all showcasing the indigo process. Over forty-five established brands will be attending, some offering limited edition collections, including BLKSMTH, Jean Shop, Levi’s Made & Crafted, 3×1, and more. Some highlights include live dyeing of denim by Sayaka Toyama, and on-site jean repairs by denimrepair.com, a site dedicated to fixing your favorite blue jeans in an eco-friendly way.

Denim Days’ expansion from Amsterdam to New York proves how eager consumers are to understand what they are wearing. For those in the denim community, it is a chance to share their craft and educate others about the art. Interactive displays from denim brands as well as lectures from experts allow for this opportunity. New York Denim Days lets consumers connect with the people who make the clothing they love. It is a revolutionary event for fashion.

The first day of the event will be hosted at Metropolitan Pavilion. Tickets are available at denim-days.com/ny/tickets for $10 and at the door for $15. Students are $5 with valid identification. Denim Days will conclude at the 18th street festival, in between 6th and 7th avenue, and is free to visit.

Updates on New York Denim Days can be found at @denimdaysfestival on Instagram.

#HipNJ Visits Drybar

#HipNJ was at Summit’s Drybar grand opening today! Our own Kelly and Noelle were treated to their signature blowouts.

Named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur Magazine and New York Magazine’s Boom Brands of 2013, Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it: Blowouts.

“It was relaxing and enjoyable,” Kelly says of the experience. “I rarely get my hair done, so this was a pleasant treat.”

Drybar has a “menu” of services with names inspired by your favorite drinks, including an “Uptini” and a “Shirley Temple” for the children.

Noelle says that she appreciates the small wait times. “It was the best experience in a salon that I have ever had,” she says.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the nation’s premier blow out salon. Click here for more information!

Bloomingdale's Short Hills Athleisure

Introducing Bloomingdale’s Short Hills Athleisure

Looking for a comfortable yet chic outfit to rock at the Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure this Sunday? #HipNJ and Bloomingdale’s Short Hills is here to help!

Maria Falzo joined stylist Felicia Geller to launch the department store’s new Athleisure department. Athleisure is a very popular fashion trend right now.  Basically, it is clothing that is designed for workouts but can also be worn on a day-to-day basis! This sporty trend incorporates the hottest trends in fashion including patches, tropical prints, and denim joggers. Felicia teaches Maria how to pull off the Athleisure look!

Athleisure Look 1

Top and leggings by Sweaty Betty; jacket by Maje, $480.00; Bloomingdale’s

Maria’s first look is a classic workout outfit. She is wearing Sweaty Betty leggings which are reversible. Reversible leggings have a different pattern on each side and are super convenient because you can wear them twice without people noticing that they are the same pair! Maria is also dressed in a loose-fitted Sweaty Betty top. She is sporting a Maje jacket and a pair of brightly colored Nike sneakers.

FENTY Puma x Rihanna lace-up leggings; $140.00; Bloomingdale’s … Puma Women’s Heart Satin Bow Lace Up Sneakers; $80.00; Bloomingdale’s

Next, Felicia dresses Maria in a more fashionable workout outfit. Maria is wearing leggings from FENTY Puma x Rihanna.  Felicia paired the leggings with a Sweaty Betty top, an Alo Yoga jacket and Puma sneakers.  The sneakers are accessorized with bows, which add glamour to this athletic look! 

adidas by Stella McCartney Medium Gym Bag; $160.00; Bloomingdale’s

The third outfit Felicia styled for Maria highlights the fashion-forward nature of the Athleisure trend.  She did so by swapping  workout leggings for a pair of Vince Camuto pants. These pants are great because they have a wider leg which gives the outfit more of a professional feel. The bomber jacket is from J.O.A., and features this season’s embroidery trend. Maria is also wearing sneakers by Stuart Weitzman and a gym bag from Adidas by Stella McCartney.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

MARC JACOBS Julie Verhoeven Denim Tote; $995.00; Bloomingdale’s

The next outfit Felicia selects features a jacket by Aqua. Underneath the jacket, Maria is wearing a sweatshirt by Maje. Tropical prints are very “in” right now so the parrots are right on trend! Maria is also carrying a beautiful patch work bag from Marc Jacobs. This outfit is completed by a pair of denim joggers by Sweaty Betty.

Giuseppe Zanotti Singleg Woven Denim Lace Up Sneakers; $695.00; Bloomingdale’s

Felicia’s final outfit for Maria is a perfect example of how to fuse fashion and function. Felicia layers a Theory sweater with a Pho sweatshirt. Maria is wearing joggers by ATM. Since they are silk they can be worn casually, but if paired with the right pair of heels they can also be worn on a night out! Felicia adds a M.Z. Wallace bag and Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers to accessorize.

To shop these looks head over to The Mall at Short Hills and check out Bloomingdale’s Athleisure department!