Behind the Blues Interview Series: Dina from Eye4Style

by Jaime on May 12, 2010

Dina is a style maven! I love heading to her site, reading her tweets… she always has a fun insight when it comes to fashion, and that definitely flows over into her interview here. Enjoy it!
You have quite the following at Eye4Style. How did you start the site and why?
Aw, shucks, thanks for the compliment! I started eye4style over 4 years ago – I had worked in magazine editorial but needed a creative outlet that was mine and mine alone.
Do you have a go-to brand that you trust the most? What do you think they do better than others?
I do! I have a few favorites, honestly.  Included in my denim wardrobe are a mix of Hudson Jeans (amazing fit and the flap pockets are surprisingly flattering on women of all sizes), J Brand (I love how deliciously classic and clean their washes and cuts are), Seven for All Mankind (again, great fit!) and Old Navy (the Diva is one hell of a cheap jean!)

… and what is your favorite pair of jeans overall?
This tends to change seasonally, but right now I’m loving a gray skinny from J Brand and also Hudson’s Baby Boot.
What about your dream pair?
My dream pair of jeans would definitely be custom – in New York City (my home), that would mean a trip to Earnest Sewn in the Meatpacking District.  If we’re talking off the rack, it’s easily the perfect mid-rise skinny jean in dark indigo denim with little to no adornment.
Is there a trend you love right now for denim? How about one you hate?
I’m still loving skinnies, I must admit! And while I’d love to love the boyfriend, it’s just not a cut that works on me. I look sloppy and it adds weight to my frame. After seeing J.Lo in The Back-Up Plan this weekend, I’m convinced that a classic flare leg jean will be coming back around soon (if not now!)  She looked so chic and gorgeous in a wider leg
(JP’s note: She was wearing the 7 For All Mankind Ginger Wide Leg. It’s an amazing cut for ALL body types!)
What was your first pair of designer denim (if you remember)?
I ABSOLUTELY remember! They were a flare leg jean from Seven for All Mankind and they fit like no pair of jeans I had ever worn before in my life. It was premium denim love from then on (with the exception of those Old Navy’s, that is!)
If you had one personal tip for DD readers, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to size up.  While it sucks to see the number on the tag creep up, a well-fitting pair of jeans will be more slimming than a pair you’ve squeezed yourself into.
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Erin May 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Nice interview! I agree with the tip for readers – it looks so much worse when you try to cram into what size YOU think you are instead of what size the brand thinks you are!

And PS: I have been trying to sell a pair of Ginger jeans on eBay forever! Hope this will get them moving :)


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