Stephanie Shepherd is famous for being the woman behind Kim Kardashian – at least up until the two parted ways late last year. Not only was she Kim’s assistant, but Stephanie was also chief operating officer of Kardashian West Brands and one of her besties. The two reportedly separated amicably (Kim went her show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” to say that she told Stephanie that she had outgrown her position with them) and many fans of Stephanie were left wondering what she would do next and now they know – she’s now collaborating with J Brand.
She’ll be teaming up with the famed denim line to update their classic Little Black Jean. As a fan of J Brand, the collaboration came about thanks to Instagram, after the brand reached out to her to start the conversation. According to an interview in W Magazine, Stephanie described that J Brand thought she would be the “perfect” person to help with the rework of the little black jean.
In the piece, she goes on to describe her first encounter with J Brand, detailing how she would see it all over the place when she first moved to L.A. from Ohio and literally had to save up to get her very first pair. And when she finally got them, she “wore them until they almost had holes in them.”
With her new collaboration, she made sure to design her pieces to be the suitable as everyday jeans, taking inspiration from her own closet and love for jeans. The result is an ultraskinny black jean that features a feminine lace-up detail on the front – an addition that was added because of her own insecure area. According to Stephanie, that little detail gives extra support, while also making the style different and cooler. She chose a skinny leg option since she’s short and wanted a style that would look on everyone – another reason she didn’t want to do anything trendy.
Expect super soft fabric since Stephanie is all about being comfortable, mentioning in the interview how great the jeans are to travel in. If this sounds something that you’ll love and want to add to your closet, know that the J Brand x Step Steph Little Black Jean collaboration will only have 100 units and each jean will be individually numbered. But don’t worry if you don’t get a pair because Stephanie is also working on a number of projects that are under wraps at the moment, including her own line!
*All Photos From J Brand’s Site