This year on Denimology we are going to take you behind the scenes to learn a little more about the people who design the jeans that you are all wearing. We are kicking off with Michelle Siwy, the superhip Founder and Designer of Siwy Denim.
1) How would you describe your personal style?
I went through literally every possible style phase growing up. Now I am a complete mixture of all the genres of my past, but with a more sophisticated, grown-up overtone. The best way to describe my style would be bohemian-goth-glamour.
I have a dark side, but always with a touch of humor.
2) If you could only wear one pair of jeans for the rest of your life which would they be and why?
I would wear Siwy Rose jeans in Kiss wash. I love the length, and how they have broken in over the years. They are super soft, and the way they fall over my ankle feels very dreamy and sexy.
3) When you go shopping, what do you look for in a pair of jeans?
For women, jeans should serve the purpose of making you feel long, lean, and accentuate your curves. I think the most important thing is that your jeans give your bottom a good lift! It’s just way cuter. I don’t know one guy who finds a flat bottom attractive either.
4) Legging jeans are big this season, how would you wear them?
Legging jeans are versatile and comfortable. Our leggings have denim styling, with pockets on the front or back, so it’s easier to wear them with shorter jackets. I like to wear my Siwy jeggings in black (Lush),with a loose white tank top, and a shorter black blazer (often with sequin detail). I top the look off with thigh high suede boots or floppy ankle boots. If I am wearing something that shows my ankle, I’ll wrap necklaces or bracelets on them for a little personality and fun.