5 Days of Denim: Throwback Thursday

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Hello, my fabulouses! It is time for Throwback Thursday on the 5 Days of Denim series. As most of you have probably noticed, I do not wear jeans very often, but when I met and interviewed Chip and Pepper Foster at Belk College night…I fell in love with denim!

Take a small hop back in time to see the fabulously fun VIP interview and behind the scenes photos with the denim experts here.

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Blouse: American Eagle, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Denim: Chip & Pepper, Belk

Denim Button-Down: Target

Heels: Nine West

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Interview: Denim Experts Chip & Pepper

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Hello, my fabulouses! How many of us truly hate trying on and shopping for jeans? I know I do! However, when I slipped into my first pair of Chip & Pepper jeans in the dressing room, I immediately fell in love. I am not much of a “jean-wearer,” but the luxurious feel and fabulous fit of Chip & Pepper denim made me feel like I was not even wearing jeans. Now, THAT is good-quality denim!

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The VIP with Chip (on left) and Pepper (on right) at Belk College Night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Chip and Pepper Foster are totally awesome twin brothers that not only have a splendid passion for creating exquisite quality denim at an affordable price, but also have super spunky and fun personalities that make me wish I had an identical twin!

Abby: Y’all are so fun! Y’all make me want to have a twin!

Chip: You can!

Abby: Can I be y’all’s twin?

Chip: Yeah!

Pepper: Yeah!

Chip: He’s Salt (pointing at Salt) and he’s Pepper–so you have to pick a condiment. You can be like ketchup or mustard.

Abby: I’ll be mustard.

Chip: She’ll be mustard! Now, it is Chip, Mustard, Pepper, and Salt!

Pepper: It’s great!

Chip and Pepper picking out jeans for the VIP.
Chip and Pepper picking out jeans for the VIP.

“We want everyone to have our brand, not just boutiques…and that is why we started this exclusive launch with Belk. If these jeans were on the West Coast, it would cost about $200, but here [at Belk] you can get a pair [of jeans] for about $70….It was a really good choice for Pepper and me to make a change where everyone could have our brand and experience good quality denim at a fair price,” explained Chip Foster as he was picking out jeans for the VIP.

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“From clothing lines and music videos, to barbecue sauce and cartoons, identical twin brothers, Chip and Pepper Foster have done it all with energy that makes most heads spin.” (www.chipandpepper.com) Oh, my head was spinning as I learned more about the spectacularly  twin brothers and their hot, traffic-stopping denim brand during the VIP interview.

Abby: How would you describe the Chip & Pepper brand?

Pepper: Hot.

Chip: Yeah, yeah! I would definitely say “hot!

Pepper: Hot, sexy, delicious, soft, and the-right-price.

Abby: What makes the Chip & Pepper brand stand out?

Pepper: It is 100 percent us. All of the energy that Chip and I have put into it has been awesome!

Chip: We have been doing this for like 24 years, and we believe in giving our customers unbelievably good quality.

Abby: Chip, describe yourself in five words.

Chip: Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

Abby: Pepper, describe yourself in five words.

Pepper: I have no idea…that’s a crazy question, Abby! Hm….Well, I am crazy but never lazy…I am energized like the Energizer Bunny…I am also energetic…anything can happen, if you let it.

Pause in the interview as we all put on funky glasses to take silly pictures.

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Abby: What color best describes you?

Chip: I am kind of like a light blue…but I like to wear pink too…So, I don’t know! I cannot decide!

Pepper: I’m tie-dyed!

Chip: He is mixed-up tie-dye! I like that, Pep!

Abby: *laughing*

Chip: Your laugh is the best! You have a great laugh!

Abby: Well, thanks, Chip! *laughing again*

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Abby: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Chip: I love roasted almonds covered in dark chocolate.

Pepper: I love that. I have never had a chance to eat that!

Chip: You have to get them in Northern Canada or in England. I am telling you that they are the best there!

Pepper: I like the richest pistachio ice cream.

Abby: I like pistachio ice cream, too!

Chip: Me too!

Pepper: I love it! It’s my favorite!

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Abby: What is one item in your closet you would never toss out and why?

Chip: My Van Halen rock shirt with cut off sleeves!

Abby: I have an REO Speedwagon shirt like that! I love it!

Pepper: I have lots of good rock shirts!

Abby: We could totally have fun in each other’s closets!

Pepper: Oh, yeah!

Chip: He [Pepper] has great stuff!

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Pepper: I would never toss out these boots [pointing at his shoes] because they will never go out of style.

Abby: Those are so cool! I saw them when we were first introduced–I think they are totally awesome boots!

Pepper: These are hand cobbled. I love the way they round at the top…kind of like Popeye!

Abby: They are fantastic!

Pepper: Thanks, Abby!

Chip: You are so cool, Abby!

Pepper: Give us a hug!

Chip: Yeah, yeah! Give us a hug!

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Best. Jeans. Ever. The VIP LOVES Chip & Pepper denim!
Best. Jeans. Ever.
The VIP LOVES Chip & Pepper denim!

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In addition to the Belk College Night event and the mega exciting interview, I got the twins to sign my new Chip & Pepper jeans…not on the inside pocket like everyone else…but on the outside. So, Chip and Pepper autographed the flare of the jeans as well as the booty of the jeans right below the belt loop. (See slideshow pictures above.)

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Years from now, I can see these jeans framed and hanging on a wall in my house somewhere–what a fabulous keepsake from a spectacular interview!  I love y’all, Chip and Pepper! Come back to Alabama anytime–the VIP will make sure you are treated to a fun time:) Y’all stay fabulous!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Event Coverage: Belk College Night with Denim Experts Chip & Pepper

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The VIP sporting her Chip & Pepper jeans at the Belk College Night event in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Hello, my fabulouses, welcome back to the blog! Oh, I had the most fabulous time at the College Night event at Belk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on September 26! ROLL TIDE! There were food vendors, a candy bar, giveaways, a Belk fashion show, and much more to make the event a night to remember.

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The VIP blogger with YouTubers Eleventh Gorgeous at Belk College Night.
The VIP blogger with YouTubers Eleventh Gorgeous at Belk College Night.

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Adding even more excitement and energy to the event, the spunky and dashing denim designers Chip & Pepper were there having fun, interacting with fans, and helping customers find the perfect pair of Chip & Pepper jeans. “Chip & Pepper are experts when it comes to fit, comfort and style, and they have incorporated their knowledge into a cutting edge denim collection for Belk that is available at an affordable price.” (press release)

Chip showing off the jeans he autographed for a fan. ROLL TIDE!
Chip & Pepper got into the spirit of College Night by signing jeans with ROLL TIDE!

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Loving this pretty pink blouse and printed pants at the Belk College Night fashion show! So cute!

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Food, candy, dancing, games, fashion, and Chip & Pepper all at Belk on one special night….what more could a fashionista want! Oh…I wish I had a time machine so I could go back to that splendid party and take y’all with me!

The VIP and Chip Foster joking and having fun at Belk College Night.
The VIP and Chip Foster having a delightful, jolly good time at Belk College Night.
The VIP and Pepper Foster chatting at Belk College Night.
The VIP and Pepper Foster chatting at Belk College Night.

Fabulouses, can you guess who the VIP interviewed at Belk College Night? Chip & Pepper, of course! Whoo hoo! I cannot wait to share the spectacularly fun interview! Y’all stay tuned:) ROLL TIDE! Isn’t that just so much fun to say!

Chip & Pepper with the Eleventh Gorgeous sisters! Don't they all look super fabulous!
Chip & Pepper with the Eleventh Gorgeous sisters! Don’t they all look super fabulous!
Chip and Pepper with fans at College Night.
Chip and Pepper with fans at College Night.

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The VIP with Lancôme makeup artist Pam at Belk University Mall. Thanks so much, Pam, for making me look a little bit more fabulous with a makeup touch up! You are absolutely precious!
The VIP with Lancôme makeup artist Pam at Belk University Mall. Thanks so much, Pam, for making me look a little bit more fabulous with a makeup touch up!
The VIP with blog fans Joy Loveless (on left) and Jealena Dillard (on right). I absolutely LOVED the ways these fabulous ladies were dressed! Y'all were so cute and sweet!
The VIP with Joy Loveless and Jealena Dillard. I absolutely LOVED the way these fabulous ladies were dressed! Check out those leopard high heels–MEOW!

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To see more pictures from this event, stay tuned to the VIP Facebook page for the album “Belk College Night 2013”. Please feel free to tag yourself and friends! Click here to visit the VIP Facebook page.

Stay tuned for an upcoming VIP Interview blog with Chip & Pepper! Y’all are not going to want to miss it! www.chipandpepper.com

To learn more about Belk and shop the magnificent fashions, please visit www.belk.com.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn