Calling All My Jean Lovin’ Ladies! Expert Advice on How to Rock Your Denim!



Jeans is my absolute favorite piece of clothing (my many pairs that hang in my closet definitely gives it away!). They are comfortable and so easy to dress up that you can get so many outfits from one pair!  So you know I was ultra excited when I got the chance to interview Ben Taverniti.  He is the head designer and creative director for Hudson Jeans. He made the switch from designing couture collections in France back in 2000 to designing denim here in the states since 2004. In our interview we talked about the latest denim trends, how to fashionably jazz up denim, and how to find that perfect pair of jeans!

MJ:      I loved looking through your Fall 2009 styles on the Hudson Jeans website. I am a big fan of dark wash jeans. Is that one of the hot trends for the Fall?  What are some other hot jean trends for the season?

Dark denim is the most universally flattering jean, and it will always be on trend. This Fall is also about distressed denim and skinny jeans. Other silhouettes I am loving this season include flare, high-waisted skinny, ankle, zipper and vintage distressed patchwork.

MJ:      I can be what they call a style watcher when it comes to celebrities.  What are the biggest celebrity denim trends that my readers and I should keep an eye on?
BT:      The skinny has been a celebrity favorite for quite some time now.  We have added unique features to ours such as distressed with patchwork or has a lace-up back.  We have several in stores this fall that we designed specifically for Georgia May Jagger, our new face to the brand, and she is loving them and already rocking them out and about.

MJ:      Finding the perfect pair of jeans can prove to be a quite a challenge.  What tips can you give on finding the right fit when it comes to jeans?

BT:      Look for denim that enhances your style and your shape. Try on a range of sizes to make sure you find that perfect fit and don’t settle for less. Each jean has a different inseam, bootcut and flare should have a longer inseam, while skinny, ankle and jeggings should have a shorter inseam. The perfect jean is the pair that you just can’t live without.

 MJ:      I love denim jackets and vests.  I think its something that can be a great compliment to an outfit. What advice can you give when it comes to using a denim jacket or vest?  How can we best pair it with the right type of jeans?  What kind of tops should one consider wearing with a denim jacket or vest that looks fashionable?

 BT:      Denim vests and jackets can take a look in a totally different direction.

Dress them up with a chic pair of Louboutin pumps or your favorite Balenciaga. A crisp white collared shirt or Stella McCartney flowing sheer blouse. Dress them down with a classic white tee, canvas bag and a pair of ballet flats.
MJ:      Adding trims and other details to jeans can definitely take denim to the next level.  What are you’re favorite denim add ons you like to use in your designs?
BT:      Studs, patchwork and detailing can help take solid denim to the next level.
MJ:      I love to wear denim when I’m out on the town.  I love being comfortable yet stylish at the same time. What advice can you give when it comes to selecting the right type of denim and how to dress it up when a girl wants to go out and have fun?


BT:      Jeggings. a combination a jean and a legging, are stylish, provide the perfect fit everything and are super chic. Dress them up with a super high heel or a detailed belt.
MJ:    What makes designing jeans different from other types of clothing you’ve designed?  Where do you find your inspiration?


BT:      I take inspiration from my personal experiences; traveling, books I read, rock and roll,  photographs…Designing is about taking inspiration where you find it and shaping it into your unique vision.
MJ:      Where can my readers and I go to get the latest styles of Hudson Jeans?
BT:      Visit <> to checkout our lookbook for Fall.
MJ:      If you can give one piece of advice when it comes to wearing denim, what would it be?
BT:      Don’t be afraid to take risks with fashion and try something new!  Style is woven in.

I want to give a HUGE thank you to Ben Taverniti for taking the time out to help us girls make sure our denim is on point!

Be beautiful ladies!

Photos courtesy of: Hudson Jeans

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