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This weeks review is on a brand new cut from Hudson, the Nico skinny in Chelsea which I got sent to try by the brand. The Nico is Hudson’s newest jean and it’s their skinniest 5 pocket yet. It was inspired by Nico, the famed singer and Warhol muse and has a 60’s chic style.
The fit of these jeans is absolutely perfect! I wasn’t expecting them to be so comfortable either. Usually I find normal jeans to be a bit stiff when worn so tight but these feel so soft, just like jeggings. I could happily wear these all day and be comfortable. The Nico has a 10″ leg opening and a 30″ inseam so they are super skinny and perfect for hitting at the ankle or bunching just a little bit like they do on me. They also have a higher rise of 9″ which is something I am not used to and don’t usually find very flattering on me but these some how work. I think because they kept the pocket placement normal and didn’t make them higher like they are on most higher rise jeans, they are still flattering. Plus the rise gives you a better silhouette as you don’t get muffin top with it or builders butt! I took a 27 in these which is my usual Hudson size and they fit perfectly.
They are made from refined tencel denim which gives the Nico a super soft feel, a radiant sheen, ultimate stretch comfort and a perfect fit. I completely agree with this! I usually get fed up of dark washes because they are all the same but these have a beautiful sheen to them and it brings the jeans to life, it makes them much more easy to wear and nicer to look at. I find shiny denim gives off a more classy feel as well. The Chelsea wash is a versatile deep and rich indigo which I have fallen in love with. I think it’s the perfect shade to go with anything and everything and for day or night wear. The jeans have the finest stitch detail too which makes them really sleek and fitted.
These don’t have Hudson’s classic pointed flap pocket either, these have just a plain pocket with a little imprint of a flap pocket on them. I find these to be much more flattering than their classic pockets, I’m not really a fan of flaps on my pockets so these are the perfect alternative to that. I think if I could only have one dark pair of jeans then it would be these or a pair with exactly the same wash. I think this is the type of wash that you would have most use for and find the easiest to match your clothes with. I decided to do a colour block outfit with 3 different colours to go with the jeans and it works. I definitely love these and I am glad I got to review them. The comfort combined with the super skinny fit and the dark blue sheen wash are all perfect combinations! Plus they have a slightly lower price point to most premium jeans! Buy these jeans online at Hudson for $154.
Diesel has recently launched a new line of handbags for the Fall called The Divina. The bags are available in three variations, Blue Denim & Leather, Dirty Sand and Grey Embossed Denim & Leather. These premium denim bags are manufactured in the same manner as the denim lines, going through the same wash process as their 5 pocket denim. The prices vary from $350 – $440 and I think they are perfect for going back to school! The bags are available for purchase in stores or online at Diesel.com.
In addition to the release of these Divina bags, if you’re in the NYC area, Diesel is hosting a Back To School event at Diesel Kids in Soho on September 17th from 1-5pm. I think that sounds like a fun event to go to! What do you think of the new denim bags? The details of the event are just below.
Diesel Kids Back To School Event (Soho, NYC)
416 West Broadway
New York, NY
The Simon Spurr Spring 2012 fashion show was held at the Milk Studios in New York City during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The collection featured just classic black or white jeans, he didn’t opt for any blue toned denim this time. I did notice that he chose some unusual Spring colours as well; Olive greens, dark reds, blacks and khakis. Those aren’t usually colours you see for Spring. I do love that striped suit though! I think that’s really intriguing!
This was the view (above) of the grand opening of Joe’s Jeans pop up store during Fashion’s Night Out in Soho, New York City. The wall with all the coloured jeans on really is beautiful. I love bright colours and I think it stands out so much! The shop later filled with customers and models and it looked like it was a really fun night! Now I just need to figure out a way of getting all those coloured jeans in my closet! Ha ha. Did any of you attend this event? If you did, let us know what it was like!
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