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How amazing is this bike? It’s the cutest bike I have ever seen! That may be because it’s made of denim though! You all now how I feel about denim, ha ha.
This spring, Levi’s is celebrating “California Dreaming” and dedicating special attention to the Fixed Gear Bike movement that has spread from the brand’s hometown of San Francisco across the world.
In collaboration with Unik bike, Belgium’s master in re-shaping vintage bikes, Fixerati, a Brussels-based shop specialized in sourcing rare bike parts, and Brother Cycles, based in London and known for its high quality bicycle frames, the Levi’s brand has created a unique Fixie bike that embodies modern craftsmanship and reinvents the popular Fixie bike using iconic denim detailing.
The Levi’s Fixie bike is one of a kind, featuring carefully selected pieces such as the hand-made Brother Cycles frame, a custom graphic design and paintjob showcasing the red, white and blue colors of the American flag as well as denim stitching and the arcuate that the Levi’s brand is known for. Other details include a denim saddle, a denim handlebar and bronze metal buttons, all of which have been handcrafted to recreate the authentic, original and modern denim style of the Levi’s brand.
This exclusive collectible will be given away as a prize in a competition that started as of February 9th on www.levi.com in Europe. The online game is called “Share and Win”.
For the coming month, European-based visitors will be able to “Share and Win” by posting their favorite items from the current Levi’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection to their Facebook profiles. The rules are easy: The more items you share on Facebook, the higher your chance of winning the exclusive Levi’s Fixie Bike. That sounds easy and fun to me! Get entering now on their website and you could win it!
Kristen Bell was seen leaving the Kate Sommerville Salon in West Hollywood, California last week. She chose to wear Henry & Belle’s Signature bootcut jeans in Dark Vintage for the day. I can’t say I am actually a fan of this outfit though, it reminds me a lot of what a farmer would wear.
I still haven’t tried Henry & Belle jeans, their styles look like they are really nice though, they are simple and plain but they have flattering fits from what I have seen. What do you readers think of the brand? You can buy their jeans online at Henry & Belle.
Winter Blues is a brand of jeans that I came across a couple of months ago. The idea behind the brand is they create jeans which are absolutely perfect for the freezing cold months because they have fleece in the lining. The fleece is designed to keep your legs warm and block out the wind. I know I get freezing sometimes when I am just wearing normal thinner denim jeans and there is snow outside.
The concern I had with these jeans is that they would make my legs look too big or bulky due to the lining, when I tried these jeans I did find this happened a bit but that was because the jeans were actually too big on me. If you buy a pair that fit you really tightly then they are very slim fitting as you can see from the photos. When the jeans are worn, the fleece and the denim stretch out which makes them look thinner anyway.
The denim that Samantha (the owner and creator) is currently using is from the Candiani mill (Italian) and made up of 98% cotton and 2% lycra. It’s a 10oz fabric as well. I asked Samantha about the jeans and she said “It’s definitely a different “feel” to have them on with the soft fleece against your skin but they don’t make you look bigger”. The jeans are currently manufactured in a factory in Los Angeles, where they are also Laundered.
The jeans are definitely very warm, when I put them on I definitely felt that they would keep you really snug. They will be perfect for the snow weather and freezing cold evenings during the middle of Winter. Samantha is also working on a Spring/Summer line called WB which will have no lining. You can buy these jeans online at Winter Blues.
Doctrine Denim just finished shooting their Fall 2011 Look Book which you can see here. They are quite ahead as we are still sharing a lot of the Spring/Summer looks for 2011 but this is a great Look Book with wonderful styles.
Doctrine just launched in Hollywood with the event at Boudoir and it has now added women’s into their Fall 2011 collections. The Designer, Teresa Sung, wanted to launch the women’s line and stick with clean and simple silhouettes. There is a moto jegging which they previewed at trade shows in addition to straight legs, skinnies, trouser-style jeans and a twill. The men’s line is doing really well and has been one of the top selling lines at Saks in Beverly Hills so far. So what do you think of the new collection?