Lorna, Editor's Archive
This weeks review is on the brand new pants from J Brand, the J Brand Earhart flight pants in Vintage Pendelton. J Brand sent these to me to review and I’m pretty sure they are going to be the trend for the Summer, just like their Houlihan pants were last year. Please excuse some of the photos, I was having issues with the sun shining on the lens and then unfortunately it started to rain so there are rain spots too, ha ha. Nothing like English weather!
The comfort of these pants is the most amazing thing about them, they are even comfier and softer than most sweat pants. They are made from a 6oz twill fabric, so you can imagine just how soft that is, and it’s thin enough to keep you really cool in the hot weather. Because these are looser, they make moving in them really easy, I could quite happily do anything in these without feeling uncomfortable, I’m sure.
I took a 27 in these which is my Agnes and Houlihan size, although I can fit a 28 in the Houlihan, a 27 is perfect in these because I didn’t want them too baggy. My one big issue with these Earhart pants though is the leg opening, it’s designed to sit mid calf but because I have very small calves I find they slip down a lot on me, they fall down into full length pants quite often. If I put them up higher, they bunch too much and look silly so that’s my biggest flaw with these. But like I said, I do have small calves, so for the rest of you they should be perfectly fine and stay up.
The Vintage Pendelton wash is a shade of brown that reminds me a lot of the woods, it’s very earthy and it was my favourite colour out of all of the ones available. Because it’s brown it will go with many other colours so it’s pretty easy to put together an outfit quickly. There isn’t much to say except that these are twill so they are very soft and gentle against the skin, like the Houlihan pant, but they feel thinner and more breezy.
The lack in back pockets on a loose pant like these does make me feel a bit cautious though, I find that they don’t give much definition or shape to your butt because they don’t have pockets, but the prettiness of these from the front and the overall comfort level gets rid of that all together. I think these will be perfect for dressing up with heels or down with flats, they are very versatile. I also think they will suit a lot of shapes, if you are slim you can get away with them looser or tighter but if you have curves I think wearing them tight would be a lot more flattering to your figure.
Like I said above, I have high hopes for these, I can see the celebs wearing them when it’s boiling hot, I feel like they are going to be the new ‘it’ pant for J Brand. Buy these J Brand pants at J Brand online for $235.
This week G-Star starts the global distribution of over 4 million copies of its RAW Magazine. The RAW Magazine gives an inside look into the G-Star world, where head designer Pierre Morisset discusses inspiration and plans for the future of denim; G-Star reveals their new design crossover; you get a backstage pass into New York Fashion Week and preview new styles for the season, along with other news in the world of G-Star.
In this 4th edition RAW Magazine there’s an in-depth interview with rising British actress Gemma Arterton. In January 2011, Gemma was revealed to be G-Star’s new campaign model and curator of the unexpected event ‘London RAW Night.’ In the new RAW Magazine she tells us all about her career, fashion, film and her partnership with G-Star.
From this week, the RAW Magazines will be distributed in G-Star Stores and through several major newspapers around the world such as: the Observer (UK), La Republica and Urban (IT), De Telegraaf (NL), El Pais and La Vanguardia (ES), The Sydney Morning Herald (AU) NZ Herald (NZ), Der Standard (AT), MetroXpress (DK), Natt & Dag (NO), Die Welt (DE) and the Los Angeles Times (USA).
Marie Menounos was at the NBA All Star Celebrity Game over the weekend while wearing a brand new jean from Joe’s Jeans. She chose the new Micro Flare Skinny in Brigette wash which is set to hit the stores in March.
Joe’s Jeans say that the Micro Flare is the new “IT” jean for Spring- its skinny fit elongates legs with a subtle yet sexy flare. I think it’s really cute! It’s not a jean I would wear but it definitely looks good on Maria. It will retail for $172 and be available at JoesJeans.com.
Oh my gosh, how cute are those little doggies? I almost didn’t think they were real because they look so much like toys, they are adorable! They seem to behave really well too. Ciara was seen carrying them while she was out and about doing some shopping in Los Angeles, California yesterday.
Ciara was wearing a pair of jeans that we haven’t spotted on a celeb in a long time! She chose the J Brand Zombie 912 skinny jeans. I remember when these Zombie jeans (and the Thrasher) were huge a couple of years ago, they did amazingly well and these fit Ciara perfectly. I always find with J Brand, they have a particular jean that always hits the big time each season. Buy J Brand at Singer22.