We all love a good celebrity story. Especially when actors and actresses suddenly tread on the fashion designer line and we wonder whether they will trip or successfully make it over in one piece. Of course, we also get really frustrated, for we much prefer those in the world of fashion to have always worked as such. It just makes more sense in our minds to see everyone in their own space, without so many crossovers. In this day and age though, that might be a little much to ask for. Models, singers, reality show stars, actresses and just about anyone that reaches certain fame at one point or another is turning to design and beauty as well, augmenting their status with a larger reach through the masses. Jessica Alba is no exception, who’s now collaborating with DL1961 to launch a denim line.
The gorgeous actress, Jessica Alba, has long been one of the most stylish ladies on the red carpet. She has also been a denim fanatic working with everything from stonewashed short shorts, Mariah Carey waistband cuts, classic Levi’s, gorgeous overall, colored jeans, boyfriends and skinnies, distressed and white-washed… you name it, she has it. Her own admission to this has left us with wide eyes; how on earth does one amass a collection that takes up two whole racks, each hanger double up?
As such, we are not surprised at all to see that her first foray into the world of fashion is through designing a line of denim that she will be wearing before anyone else. Forget the masses, the designer’s love for the style will mean we will be seeing live modelling of every single piece, enjoying Alba as our walking, talking promotional friend.
Jessica Alba’s DL1961 jeans collection is expected to be available for the fall season of 2016 and will feature eight to ten pieces, hitting retail stores in August. “I live in Southern California and people aren’t too fussy out here, so wearing jeans out to dinner or an event isn’t out of the question,” she told Vogue. “You can throw on a great blazer, a blouse, and a pump and that’s just as acceptable as a cocktail dress.” We don’t know about all that, since we rather love our feminine dresses that come in lace and chiffon and tulle, but nothing beats an awesome Canadian tuxedo!
With her own body used as a model to work off, it is meant to show off curves while celebrating the bodies we were born with. That means large booties will enjoy as good a fit as any. She’s working with DL1961 for the denim and enjoys how the ethics there match her own Honest Company’s, producing nontoxic, environmentally friendly products.
The technology used creates some awesome denim while also ensuring a nearly waste-free environment. The denim itself is of high quality, stretching over the figure but not getting baggier as the days wane. Her favorite piece is the high-waisted Farrow jean in black, though she is really looking forward to perfecting the denim jacket to wear over a gorgeous cocktail dress.
Photo courtesy of Vogue