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7 For All Mankind have released a brand new pant for Fall called the Aviator pant. Their Creative Director, Michele Manz, was inspired by iconoclastic women pilots such as Amelia Earhart and Maggie Gee and their style and spirit of adventure.
This fall they will be hosting as series of events across the country at their 7 For All Mankind stores to celebrate the arrival of the Aviator (the launch is going to be called “The Aviator Takes Flight”). They will also be promoting the Aviator in their store windows, on their website and more!
You can see above a few different ways the Aviator can be styled. I have a pair of these pants in a 27 which we are going to be giving away next week along with a special book to a lucky reader! The fabric is super soft and very comfortable. It’s also a brand new silhouette for 7 For All Mankind. It’s nice to see them doing crops. We just recently spotted Kim Kardashian in a pair at the airport as well! What do you think of the new Aviator pants from the brand?
Haden Reid Boutique is giving away a pair of Black Orchid Black Beauty flare jeans in Cyberspace to one lucky DenimBlog reader! These jeans were also worn by AnnaLynne McCord to a launch event in Beverly Hills. Flared jeans are so popular at the moment and Black Orchid is a celeb favourite!
All you have to do to enter this contest is become a fan of the DenimBlog and Haden Reid FaceBook pages and then leave a comment on this blog post with your FaceBook name so we know you have entered. It’s as simple as that!
The contest is open worldwide for one week and will close on the 15th August 2011. The winner will be chosen by Haden Reid Boutique from those of you who have entered correctly. Good luck to everyone who enters and thank you to Haden Reid Boutique for holding this contest with us.
Hautelook is having a huge J Brand sale at the moment! They have loads of styles from the Agnes pants, skinny jeans, flares, crops and more for around $79! They still have loads available so have a look right now!
Gilt Groupe is having an AG Jeans sale for both men and women right now! They have loads of styles as well, lots of cuts and washes available and lots of products left! Check it out!
Just click on the site names to sign up and start shopping!
This weeks review is on a pair of the new Siwy Alexa cut off shorts in Love Song. I got sent these to review by Siwy and I am so glad I did! I wouldn’t usually pick a pair of shorts this bold or with this kind of print but that’s one thing I love about reviewing. I get to try out a lot of denim that I wouldn’t necessarily pick as my first choice.
I wanted to start by saying that I absolutely love these denim shorts! I love everything about them! The woolen patches I didn’t think I would like that much, but they have actually turned out to be my favourite thing about the shorts. They add so much life and fun to the look and I think it makes them very unique. The zipper up the side is functional too and opens right up to the top. I think this really makes the shorts special too, only one side has the zipper so that’s definitely different!
As for the fit, I would actually have to say with 100% honesty that Siwy shorts are my favourite denim shorts. I’ve tried a lot of denim shorts but the thing that draws me towards Siwy is how well they fit me and how different each pair is. Siwy as a brand is really adventurous and it suits my personality really well. I’m not so much a fan of the padded round pockets on the full length jeans but on shorts they are perfect and really flattering which I love. The edges are always frayed too and Michelle isn’t ever afraid to experiment with her ideas and that’s fantastic.
Aside from the woolen patches on these Alexa shorts, the Love Song wash is actually beautiful. It’s a really nice mid blue with lighter areas in places and it’s very pretty. I think the best colour for denim shorts is always a mid to light blue wash, it just suits the Summer season more. The fact that the woolen patches are brown and cream as well, really makes these shorts easy to pair with a lot of my clothes. I love the Autumn tones such as browns and creams and since these shorts are really bold on their own, you can keep the rest of the outfit simple and still look dressed up.
I can say that these do run true to size, I took a size 27 in them which is my normal Siwy size and they fit perfectly, so definitely take your regular Siwy size. The denim is also quite sturdy and strong but soft at the same time. It’s got the right combination of all aspects which makes it wonderful. If you have never tried any Siwy shorts before then I would definitely recommend you do. You will understand why so many celebs choose to wear them and why they are so popular! In fact I can’t wait to spot a celebrity in these exact shorts, I think they are going to be popular along with the leather patch ones! Buy these shorts online at Shopbop.com.