Sorry I didn’t get chance to do a denim review last week! I try to do one every week for you readers but sometimes it’s not possible, I also haven’t included laid down images of the shorts either, just modeled photos. This weeks review is on the Raven Denim cut off boyfriend shorts in Spirit wash. Halle Berry has also been spotted in these shorts in a different wash!
I got these shorts a little while ago (not knowing what to expect as I have never tried Raven Denim before) and I was very suprised! The fit is really good! I wasn’t expecting them to fit as nice as they do as I am always apprehensive about trying new brands as I tend to stick to what works for me and what I like. The pocket placement on these is in the perfect place! It’s always so important to get the pockets in the correct place on the butt as it makes such a different to how jeans fit you. I also love that you can see the pocket lining under the hem of the shorts, I always think that’s cute!
I don’t like jeans or shorts that are really branded so I am pleased with the Raven Denim logo just being a little R on the top right of the right back pocket. It’s unique and you can tell they are Raven Denim when you see this logo but it’s not invasive. Two things I would like to alter if possible, to fit my body and likes more, is the leg opening and the shade of the wash. The leg opening I find a little too big and a little too heavy, I would feel better in these shorts if the denim was a little thinner around the hem as it can get a little puffy. The wash also is a little too light for my taste, it’s a pretty wash but I would love it even more if it was a couple of shades darker or some distressing was put on this wash at the front instead, that would make them perfect!
I actually really like these shorts and I am very impressed with Raven Denim. Since I hadn’t tried them before I am really pleased with how well they fit! They are very flattering and so cute! I hope we see a lot more celebs in these shorts and jeans from the brand too! Buy these shorts at National Jean Company for $153.
Images courtesy of Lorna/DenimBlog (please credit if used) and shorts courtesy of Raven Denim.
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I went to London yesterday (3rd) to meed Paige Adams-Geller of Paige Premium Denim at Selfridges and I had a great time! It was a really long day and I was tired by the end of it but it was worth it. It’s always nice to see Paige in work mode, she is so friendly and so helpful to the customers, helping them find the perfect fit on their jeans and more. I think it’s great when you actually get to talk to the designer and owner of the brand and know exactly who they are and what they are about, it gives the brand a lot more character!
This is my 3rd time meeting up with Paige and she is a really good friend now, I love her! Any events that you might get the chance to go to and you get to meet her, I would definitely recommend it! They had cutest cupcakes being served on a tray by waiters too, they had pale green icing on and a little Paige logo made out of what looked like icing or sugar paper. I had to take some pictures of them. You can see them below. After her meet and greet we sat in the cafe in Selfridges and talked for a while. It’s always really nice to share denim stories and talk about denim in general and it’s even better when you get to do that with someone who knows exactly what they are on about.
Paige has brought out a lot of pretty styles for this season, especially the Layne cargo pant (which she is wearing in the photos) as it’s a feminine take on the trend and it fits really nicely. You should take a look at the rest of her collection by clicking here. I definitely recommend trying the brand if you haven’t yet. You wont be disappointed! You can also buy the Layne cargo pant by clicking here.
Images courtesy of Lorna/DenimBlog (please credit if used)
Making their first appearance at the Las Vegas trade shows, Hem Gem is a new product that is made to temporary hem your jeans. Maybe one night you may want it long for heels or shorter for flats. This new item has got you covered. It is as easy as pushing a button. Studs are still in so you know you will look fashionable when they are on. Plus… they are reusable. So you can place it wherever you want on your jeans to change up your style. They also didn’t leave the men out on this idea. Hem Gems will be coming out with some styles in the fall. So what is the need for a tailor anymore? Just buy these studs to add a special something to your jeans.