I did an interview with the UK H&M magazine a while back for their Summer 2011 denim issue. I spoke to them about the trends, why denim is so popular and more! You can see the writing in the zoomed in images in the gallery below. If you have the magazine then it’s on page 28 and 29. I also did a guest post for Trilogy Stores blog and I gave them a few tips on finding jeans that fit. You can read that here on their website.
Some of the members of the DenimBlog community have posted some good photos of the way their jeans fit. The community has always been a great place for discussing the fit and details of your premium denim with other members who feel the same way. This particular thread shows the fit of the popular Thanaz cut from Diesel. You can view the thread here. The community also has some great past content of fits and photos which is worth searching for as well.
Images courtesy of Rizzice.
I decided to make a post on the versatility of a good pair of jeans. If you find the premium denim price range just that stretch too far, this post can help you see how you can wear them as a staple part of any outfit you choose, from day to night and see how much of a good investment they are. I chose to use a classic pair of J Brand 910 skinny jeans in Ink for these outfits which you can buy at most places online and in store. They will last you for forever and not fall apart like some jeans do.
The look above is something I would wear during the day for running errands or a trip to the park etc. It’s also a look that a lot of celebs favour. The sandals mixed with the cardigan and a cross body bag. The outfit consists of a JW Helm mini legacy bag from Barneys, a Crumpet Cashmere cardigan from Net-A-Porter, Forever 21 studded sandals and AV Max skinny bangles from Lespommettes. I know some of these items are pretty expensive but they help give you an idea. You can find similar items at H&M, Gap etc for much cheaper prices.
This outfit is one I would wear for a dinner date or a night out. Something sophisticated and smart but it’s still kept slightly casual enough with the mix of the jeans. This look consists of a Stone Drape blazer from Dorothy Perkins, Capecoral nude heels from Aldo, a Christian Louboutin Mini Loubi satin clutch from and Elizabeth & James Madeleine silk corset top both from Net-A-Porter.
This is a look I would wear for day time but also one that can be worn in the evening. It’s more of a smarter and chic feel to a day time outfit. This look consists of a cream knit sweater from Topshop, a Mulberry Alexa satchel, Gucci suede Karen boots from Bluefly and a Beaded Trim layered necklace from Forever21.
I was in London yesterday for some more press days with a couple of brands (photos to come soon) and I got set up with an appointment for the Bodymetrics Scanner in Selfridges by a wonderful PR lady I know. I had heard a lot about the body scanner and what it does but I wasn’t really sure if I would trust it. Since I have been working with denim for so long, I have pretty much gained an understanding of how I like my jeans to fit me and which cuts and shapes suit me best. I thought it would be really interesting to give it a go though and see what the outcome would be.
The staff in Selfridges are absolutely wonderful and they help you with everything as well as make you feel comfortable, just in case you are put off by the process because you do have to undress down to your underwear, but you do that in private. Once you are in your underwear, make sure it’s a lighter colour as black doesn’t show up, you stand in the machine (you can see the images in the gallery of the scanner) and you place your feet on the markers provided and stand with your arms out to the side. Once you are ready, you press the button and the beams will come down to the ground and back up again. It only takes about 5-8 seconds so it’s a really quick process and you don’t feel anything. Once you have been scanned it sends a graphic style image to the computer which shows a model of your body in 3D but in grey scale, don’t worry, it’s not a real photo of you in your underwear, ha ha. It also provides your measurements, however I think they are a little bit off, I’ve measured myself before, accurately with a tape measure and the Bodymetrics come out different, it said I had a 28″ inseam but I don’t, I actually have a 30″ inseam. That may be due to standing with your legs quite far apart though, I’m not sure.
Once that whole process is over, it will tell you what fit you are, there are 3 different styles, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. I ended up being the Sapphire fit which does seem about right for my body shape. That fit is a smaller jeans waist (top of the hips) and more curvier hips, I think it’s the middle/in between fit. The scanner did scan me correctly though and it knew what sort of shape I am. I tried on a few pairs of the Sapphire fit jeans and they did fit me pretty well. I wont go into detail about the fit of them and how well I think the machine did just yet, I’m going to be reviewing the jeans so I will save that for the review. I ended up coming out with a dark rinse washed skinny pair with long ankle zippers. All of the jeans are made by Serfontaine so they are premium denim, made in the USA.
If you are ever in London I would recommend trying it out, it’s pretty fun! More will come soon when I review the jeans as soon as I can. I do have a couple of other reviews to do before so bare with me! Have any of you tried the Bodymetrics scanner before?
Images courtesy of Lorna Burford/DenimBlog.com