Lorna, Editor's Archive
Michelle Trachtenberg attended the 7th Annual Lucky Shops VIP Night at the Metropolitan Pavilion a couple of days ago in New York City. Michelle made a statement in her bright red shoes which she matched with deep red lipstick. I can’t say I’m actually a fan of the shoes with the outfit but I like them on their own.
Michelle wore J Brand’s Agnes skinny moto zip pants in Black Sateen for the event. I have the Agnes pants in Vintage Navy Twill and they are gorgeous! They feel just like the Houlihan pants but they have back pockets and lots of zips. I will be reviewing them soon for you. Buy these pants at J Brand for $218.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford, was spotted catching a flight out of LAX Airport in Los Angeles, California earlier in the week. The gorgeous lady chose to wear a pair of Paige Premium Skyline 14″ jeans in Sardinia for the flight. She paired them with booties, a waterfall cardigan and a simple tee.
We never get to see much of Cindy on DenimBlog so it’s always nice when we can blog about her. The Sardinia wash is one of my favourites from Paige, it’s such a rich, deep blue, it’s absolutely stunning! I own it in the Lou Lou Tulip cut which you can see here. You can buy these jeans at Paige Premium for $189.
Cheryl Cole was spotted 3 times this week, wearing her new J Brand Gigi cropped jeans in Shadow. First she was seen at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, California, then she was spotted the next day at Heathrow Airport and then on her way to The X Factor studios in London, England.
I’ve always thought the Gigi jeans would be really hard to wear as they are a cropped mini flared jean, I am not sure how they would look on me but I think Cheryl rocks them! I especially loved that she paired them with the Elizabeth and James booties she loves but this time she chose the black version. Congratulations to Cheryl for reaching number 1 in the charts too! Buy these jeans at Revolve for $164.
This weeks review is on the Rich & Skinny Legacy Zip Leggings in Slick Black. I think I have finally found what I have been looking for! I wanted the perfect pair of skinny jeans that ticked all the boxes; comfortable, super skinny, pretty and extremely shiny. These jeans are all of those things! My search is over!
The fit of these jeans, if you are familiar with Rich & Skinny, is definitely one of their classic cuts, they have the low rise, the really skinny leg, the flattering back pockets and their usual embroidered logo on the back pocket. Rich & Skinny jeans are actually among one of my favourite brands when it comes to fit, I know I can count on them to make a perfect fitting jean for my body shape, they really look nice. I love minimal jeans as well so I am very fond of the back pockets being completely plain, that’s something I often look for in a jean now. I’m definitely over that phase of over embellished pocket designs.
The wash of these jeans is really what makes them special! They are waxed so much that they give the impression of PVC or leather, which is exactly what I was looking for! The material content does have polyester in it which is kind of my nemesis but due to the amount of wax on the jeans, I can barely feel the itchiness so that makes me really happy! Because these jeans are also a denim legging they are so comfortable! They are really really stretchy and a lot more breathable than you would think. The only downfall to the wash is that you can really smell the wax, it’s quite a strong smell but I am willing to put up with that because in order to make a jean this shiny you need that amount of wax unfortunately. Plus, the smell will fade after time.
The ankle zips on these jeans also add a lot of character to them. I love having aesthetics on a jean that give a lot more to the overall appearance of the jean, I find it makes them much more interesting and easier to wear. The inseam on these is a standard inseam and it runs at around 31″ I would say, even though it states 29″ it feels a lot longer, so for those of you with shorter legs like myself, the zips do bunch up a little at the hem and I think if you have quite short legs then it wouldn’t look as good because the zipper makes the bunching really awkward.
Overall though, I am completely in love with these jeans and how shiny they are. I honestly found the perfect pair, on my second try as well! They are gorgeous and I love how realistic they look. I think Rich & Skinny, as a brand, have really come a long way in the past year, they have really hit the top spot with the current trends at the moment and their designs have really gotten a lot better in my eyes. They also made one of my favourite cargo pants! If you haven’t tried the brand yet then I honestly would recommend them to you. These jeans are also a pair I would recommend if you love the shiny/faux leather looking jeans, I love them! Buy these leggings at Rich & Skinny for $194.
Jeans courtesy of Rich & Skinny.