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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 are 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, 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 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.

2017 Spring Fashion Trends

Looking cute this spring is not going to be hard to accomplish. #HipNewJersey has a few trends that everyone should know before they leave the house this season.

Do you want to look stylish and comfortable when going to school, work or running errands? Athleisure is the best way to accomplish that. Athleisure wear is an acceptable way to wear your gym clothes outside of the gym.

We all remember Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s take on denim fashion, thank goodness we have figured out how to move past that. Denim jackets are simple and complement various outfits. 

Ah stripes! I know a lot of us are afraid to wear stripes – but don’t be. Stripes are in this spring and we are loving them. This season, the bolder the better.

Is pink the new black? Maybe not, but having a few pink staple pieces in your wardrobe is a must. A pink jacket or a pair of pink pants can turn any outfit into a fashion statement.

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Miss Selena Quintanilla created the bustier look that we love and now it’s coming back. Showing off your bralettes are everything this spring. Pairing your bralette with high waisted pants and a denim jacket makes for an ultimate go-to look. Another way to show off your bralette in a more modest way is to throw on a sheer top.


Red Carpet Looks and Affordable Prices

At Hip New Jersey we understand that not all of  us can afford the beautiful gowns we see on the red carpet. This inspired us to create the fabulous looks for an affordable price at Bloomingdale’s.

The first look was inspired by Charlize Theron. Her metallic Dior gown shined on the Oscars red carpet. The Halston Heritage dress, available at Bloomingdale’s, conveyed it’s own version to this fabulous Dior dress. Fashion is about making a statement and Charlize Theron was not afraid to mix the metallic look with long diamond earrings. Her glow didn’t end with the dress, her skin was luminous and flawless. The Dior dreamskin serum is a great way to capture the glow we all aspire to have!

The second look made us so ready for the Spring! Scarlett Johansson’s Azzedina Alaia’s floral dress was a breath of warm air! Johansson had a balance of looks by wearing a light and charming gown with the exposure of her tattoos, her short edgy hair and her black studded belt.  Bloomingdales took the this look and created a two piece fitted dress that paired with a black leather jacket. Her peachy toned blush lead us straight to a beauty favorite Nars’ orgasm blush that is available at Bloomingdales.

The third look was Jessica Biel’s floor length Kaufman Franco gown that shined almost as bright as her and Justin Timberlake’s love. Not only were we awing about their relationship we were awing over her remarkable Tiffany collar. It matched perfectly with the gold and silver colors in the gown. Bloomingdale’s used a shimmery gold long sleeved gown to create this look and piled a few necklaces together for an imitation Tiffany collar.

The fourth look was a classic red gown worn by the classy Viola Davis. The dress was red and flat toned without the glitz and glamour but held its own with the off the shoulder and around the neck dimensions. This definitive look was created using a Bariano Australia off the shoulder dress. A flat red it’s easy to pair it with accessories and loud jewelry, but Viola Davis instead used her makeup to accent the dress. A way to capture the luminous look is to grab the Nars, Supervixen lip gloss that has a popular rose gold base.

The fifth look Naomie Harris’ was wearing prepared us for the light feel of Spring-time parties. Her fresh white Calvin Klein dress was detailed with a slight slit under the heart shaped breast line and had a high low dynamic. The sophistication of the dress was increased by the middle part in her straightened hair. Naomie Harris’ lack of color in the dress was evened out by her rustic brown eyeshadow. The Chanel LES 4 OMBRES eyeshadow pallet in 268 is a great way to capture that taupe and shimmery look.

This sixth look was a risky one! Nicole Kidman’s porcelain skin could have been washed out by the nude color of her Armani Privé dress but it worked together wonderfully. The paleness of the dress was accented by it’s enchanted designs throughout. Bloomingdale’s take on the dress used an  Aidan Mattox dress that resembles the elegant look Nicole Kidman had. Her red lip was also a fabulous way to add some pop! The Bobbi Brown imperial red lipstick establishes her red lip nicely.

The seventh and final look we were inspired by was the Elie Saab couture dress Janelle Monae wore. She took the glam to the next level with this look! Monae was covered in jewels. Her hair, her neck and her dress all had a flash to it. Her cute pixie cut look went well with of the whole outfit. Her makeup was filled with glam as well. The  Charlotte Tilbury’s golden goddess eyeshadow pallet is a great product to use to get that glam look.