Opened up my local newspaper this morning, and there before me was this great article about jeans and thought our readers might appreciate it too.
Jeans. They’re a staple of the American wardrobe and easily the most versatile, best-loved piece of clothing in history.
The right pair of jeans is like a best friend: They’re always there for you, accompanying you on countless errands, to your favorite nightclub, sometimes even to work. They make you feel and look good.
Great jeans memorize the curve of your hips and give you a booty-licious view from the back.
But if your favorite jeans are on their last leg, it can be a daunting task to replace them. The denim department can be overwhelming these days, with all the styles, cuts and brands. What’s a gal or guy to do?
Former fit model and denim designer Paige Adams-Geller knows a few things about finding the right jeans to flatter your body type. For more than a decade, denim companies – including Seven, Citizens of Humanity and True Religion - based their jeans on Adams-Geller’s 36-27-37 figure.
Now, her own Paige Premium Denim line is one of the hottest brands around, beloved by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner. People magazine has dubbed Adams-Geller the “Queen of Jeans.” Read More >
Britney Spears went shopping Tuesday at the Levi’s store in L.A. and went in in a pair of True Religion jeans, but it appears she came out in a darker pair of jeans – perhaps some new Levi’s! Rumor has it that Levi’s is the hottest brand for denim out in L.A. right now! Did Brit Brit trade in her designer denim for Levi’s? We have to admit, they look nice. Is Levi’s the new “it” brand?
HonestForum has been working hard to make improvements to HonestMall.com – a site which allows you to post your authentic designer denim and other designer items for sale. Unlike Ebay, HonestMall only charges a one-time upfront fee of $9.95 in order to sell in the mall. The HonestMall is monitored by a group of denim experts who can spot a fake a mile away, and has had over 10,000 transactions take place with 99.98% authenticity. HonestForum is the largest online community dedicated to authentic premium denim, and now they are giving frustrated Ebayers who are sick of constant fee increases an alternative place to sell their designer denim. Other new features of the mall include:
- The ability to leave comments on mall items
- The ability to watermark your photos and send your HonestMall listings to Ebay
- Access the HonestMall from your iPhone
Now we at the HonestForum are offering an opportunity for our readers to help us promote the new HonestMall. Here’s the contest: come up with an ad that promotes the HonestMall and win a free 2 year pro account! Our fonts and graphics are available for download to help you. Click here to see what some of our members have already come up with. One sample that a member submitted is the ad above. The contest will remain open until our Director, Dave, chooses a winner! Submit your entries in the forum today!
Rather than wondering, “Do I look fat in these jeans?” why not “be comfortable in your genes”? That’s the message of the 20th annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which runs through Saturday. The group encourages men and women to cultivate a healthy body and body image.
As part of the effort, Paige Premium Denim is selling denim and silver bracelets engraved with the “Be Comfortable in Your Genes” message, available for $25 at EmbraceYourGenes.org. All proceeds go to the National Eating Disorders Association.
True Jeans, an online jeans store, is offering a 20% discount for orders over $100 through March 31. Just enter MYGENES in the promotion code at checkout. True Jeans will donate $20 to the National Eating Disorders Association for every order.
Our question: Paige Premium Denim has recently begun carrying up to size 34 in jeans for women, about the equivalent of a size 14/16 dress size. Do you think Paige offering jeans in bigger sizes is healthy for women’s body images, or is encouraging women to embrace being a size 14/16 a health risk because that’s typically considered to be overweight? Are we embracing the fact that America is getting heavier, or are we still too obsessed with being model thin and thus encouraging eating disorders?