At pre-fall collections Heather predicted that Philip Lim would be one of first to present the incorporation of zippers in fresh and unexpected ways. For fall 2013 handfuls of designers presented their zippered look. From Jeremy Scott‘s zippered M skirt and transparent boots to Prabal Gurung’s ICB’s lightweight harness style zippered belts, we definitely saw the trend of the exposed zipper as a dramatic design detail. 

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How to Sew Exposed Zippers in Jeans and Jeggings!

How to Sew Exposed Zippers in Jeans! #sewing

With October’s Wardrobe Challenge including zippers, I thought now would be a good time to share a few easy ways to embellish with exposed zippers.

A fun way to change the look of a pair of jeans is to embellish the leg with an exposed zipper.  Follow along:

Supplies Needed:

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Bollare's Sara Flores on Exposed Zippers

Sara Flores is the Vice President of Bollare Communications, a bi-costal fashion, accessories, beauty and lifestyle PR agency that has worked with digital platforms including and the Gilt Groupe. In addition to previously holding the role of Fashion Director, Flores spearheaded the opening of Bollare’s East Coast location and oversaw the launch of the firm’s digital consultancy division. Her personal style and industry savvyhas landed her features on Refinery 29, PRWeek, Business Insider, W27 and AOL Stylelist. 

How long has Bollare PR been around?

Bollare Communications will be celebrating our 7th anniversary next month at our new West Hollywood flagship showroom.  

When did you join the company?

I joined the team five years ago, originally managing the VIP Relations division out of our West Hollywood office. A little under three years ago I moved to New York City to open our agency on the East Coast, now serving as Vice President.

What challenges have you been confronted most with the growth of the blogosphere?

Bollare initially garnered much notoriety for our ability to launch and manage press strategy for digital platforms (Bollare’s Principal, Alle Fister, was one of the initial team members of, we have also worked digitally with brands such as Gilt Groupe and One Kings Lane.) While early Bollare team members have a keen eye for crafting strategy for digital press and placements generating attention for a commerce platform, we realize the need to be on the ever-evolving pulse of digital strategy, and have built a team of seven whose full-time efforts are dedicated to blogger relations and social media strategy and emerging platforms. Digital is a huge focus for Bollare, and the ability to be on the cusp of what’s next, and analyzing efforts through back-end metrics truly sets us apart.

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Zip-ity Do Da by watsee featuring juicy couture jewelry

Open Zipper Hinged Bangle in Sale at Frock Candy
Alexandra Neel zig zag shoes, $191
Givenchy stiletto pumps, €449
Tom Binns drop earrings, £165
Marc by Marc Jacobs cord necklace, $101
Stud earrings, £87
Yellow gold necklace, £69
Juicy couture jewelry, $58
Marc by Marc Jacobs zipper earrings, $58
Rebecca Minkoff leather bangle, $35
ASOS metal jewelry, $8.09
ASOS chain earrings, $14
Blue earrings, $6.79
Rag Bone leather belt, $290
Causse long leather glove, £285
Alexander Wang black sunglasses, €259
Leather hat, $105
Helene Berman black hat, £39
Robe di firenze, $49