Friday, July 31, 2009


Just like finding the perfect bra to lift, separate, and accentuate, finding the perfect jean with those same characteristics is just as important. Most women aren't born blessed like Beyonce or Kim Kardashian. How do you get those "lovely lady lumps" if you are not genetically gifted? Worry no more, there are a few tips and tricks to create the illusion of a ridiculous rump, that requires no lunges or squats. (on a fitness note, squats and lunges can really help lift and tone your booty without fail.) What is the price tag of a designer jean that can create the bodacious bum of your favorite celebrity?

If you already have a little 'junk in the trunk' and just need a little lift, without going under the knife, I recommend denim designers that have a higher, detailed pocket, such as, True Religion, Hudson, Joe's, Levi, and Miss Me jeans. The smaller the yoke at the waist and the pockets positioned higher can lift the posterior just as if you'd been doing squats for 6 months. And the added benefit to these denim lines is that it will also shrink the your waist, because the fit gives the mirage of losing at least 5 lbs! Who doesn't love that? Create a rear and have a smaller waist? Yes, fashion is good for you!

Here's a quick shopping list from these designers for those of you who suffer from FAS (Flat A$$ Syndrome):

  • True Religion "Joey", in a dark wash. The embellished pocket helps give fullness and lift. Retails at $260.

  • Hudson "SuperModel" boot cut jeans in Scorpio wash because they have a slight spandex in the fabric, to slim the thigh, hips, and waist. Retails at $180.

  • Joe's "Honey" bootcut in Gigi wash perfects a feminine silhouette. Retails at $145. Available at Macy's.

If you are not ready to splurge on True Religion, Hudson, and Joe's jeans, try these 2 less expensive options for recession-savvy fashionistas, trying to not only pinch a penny in their cheeks, but their pocketbook too:

  • Levi 522 boot cut jeans are amazing for the women on a budget. They will definitely lift and tone your tush just like the expensive designer jeans above, but are more affordable. Retails at $69. Available at

  • Miss Me jean, dark wash, 6 pocket boot cut hugs the thigh and widens slightly at the knee giving a sleek polished, and put together look for any occasion. Retails at $88. Available at

Simple rules for obtaining the terrific tush:

  1. Pockets. The position of the pockets is so important. Also, the embroidered and flap pockets on the back of the jeans is essential when highlighting your assets. My favorite are the Hudson jeans.

  2. Cut the bum in half. The hem of your shirt should be long enough to rest right at the center (horizontally) cutting the bum in half, this will round out your bottom.

  3. Added Umpf. Hollywood always has a little secret and I discovered these little pair of perfect panties at a gifting suite last year- They are a comfy lil boy short panty that come in a variety shades of girly colors and have padding sewn right into them that will give you the bodacious booty that would make Giselle jealous. These panties are a favorite of Ashley Tisdale, Kelly Ripa, and Anna Faris.

Avoid bigger pockets, loose baggy jeans, and just say no to the low rise jeans! These are fashion no-no's for women looking to plump up their lady lumps!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Denim is one fabric that is in every person's closet! The one item that we all have in common, but do you know how to wear it correctly for your body? Let's talk about the basic problems that need a solution-- FIT is KEY! Whether you are petite and searching for length or curvy and wanting a slimmer look, I'm here to help! So grab a pen, take some notes and these helpful tips will make your next jean buying experience a class act!

Body Type: Petite

Problem: Wants to Look Taller

Solution: If you are a petite frame, baggy or boyfriend jeans are simply not a flattering option. To elongate your frame, a fitted bootcut or straight-leg cut will give the illusion of length and the darker denim, the better, it's guaranteed to make you atleast 2 inches taller.

Citizens of Humanity 'Dita' Bootcut Stretch Jeans. Available at Nordstrom, $149.

Fit: Low rise; boot cut leg.Expect these jeans to be snug initially. With wear, they will stretch and conform to your body. Use hip measurement to determine size. If between sizes order one size up.

Sizing: 24=00, 25=0, 26=2, 27=4, 28=6, 29=8, 30=10, 31=10-12, 32=12.

Paige Premium Denim- Womens Hidden Hills Petite - Black Sea. Available at, $180.

Fit: Boot-cut stretch jeans in a dark-blue wash are proportionally designed for a smaller frame with a shorter inseam and higher knee break. Slight distressing and fading creates a cool worn-in look.

Sizing: 24=00, 25=0, 26=2, 27=4, 28=6, 29=8, 30=10, 31=10-12, 32=12.

GAP Women's Low rise boot cut jeans. Available at GAP, $39 (yes, you read this correctly, recessionistas take note!)

Fit: Your favorite jean for a smaller frame. Traditional GAP blue jean is both classic and timeless.

Sizing: 0-16

Body Type: Booty-Less
Problem: Creating a Booty
If you are a long & lean figure with less booty. Women who are not blessed with Beyonce's assets need to create a silhouette that is feminine and curve enhancing. Stretch denim, placement of pockets and the yoke in back is imperative when achieving this goal without padding your tush!

Silver Jeans Women's "SUKI" ORIGINAL FIT. Available at, $75.

Fit: An even lower rise with a slimmer hip & thigh than the Original Fit. Perfect pocket placement gives you just the right magic to give the baby some back.

Size: 26-33

Hudson Jeans Triangle Pocket Bootcut Stretch Jeans (Scorpio). Available at Nordstrom, $176.

Fit: Stretches to fit through hip and thigh.Expect these jeans to be snug initially. With wear, they will stretch and conform to your body. Use hip measurement to determine size. If between sizes, order one size up.

Sizing: 24=00, 25=0, 26=2, 27=4, 28=6, 29=8, 30=10, 31=10-12, 32=12.

Gridlock Jeans Straight Leg Denim 1901F. Available at, $190. Create your own pockets.

Fit: Slim fit through hip and thigh. Jeans fit perfect on a long & lean frame. Pockets enhance the shape and curve of the rear to create a little junk in the trunk.

Sizing: 24-3

Body Type: Curvy
Problem: Needs to Fit Waist and Flatter Hips

Solution: Lycra is your friend! Yes, I said it, stretch denim is your new BFF, not Paris. Find denim that shows off your dangerous curves in a positive way. No muffin tops allowed!

Express MIA BOOT CUT JEAN - RAW DISTRESS. Available at Express, $49.50.

Fit: Stretches to fit waist appropriately and smooth throughout the hips and thighs. Creating sexy lines and slimming at the same time.

Sizing: 0-14

Indidenim Custom Make Denim SoMa Essex. Available at, $145.

Fit: You send in your measurements and the jeans are custom made to your body, how JEAN-IUS is that? It's like BUILD A JEAN! Loves it!

Sizing: Your measurements!

Women's DKNY Jeans Stretch Soho Boot Cut Jeans, Rinse Wash. Available at MACY'S, $48.

Fit: Perfect fit on the waist and hips, tailored with stretch and a skinnier leg. This works well on the women who have curves and thinner legs.

Sizing: 2-14

Body Type: Long Legs

Problem: Wants to Wear Jeans, not Floods

Solution: I, personally am in this category. It's so important that we find jeans that fit us, not only at the waist, but in the inseam. Lucky for us, we have more options now, then we did five years ago. More and more designers are making a 34" inseam.

Body Type: Pear Shape

Problem: Jeans that Flatter a Bootilicous Backside

Solution: I don't think there ready, because your body is too bootilicious for us, right? Umm, no, believe it or not, there are jeans that compliment a fuller backside. You don't see JLo, jean-less, no way! So, rock those rumps to some of this season's hottest jeans.