During our visit to the Henry & Belle showroom to see the spring 2013 line, we were introduced to Henry & Belle’s wonderful new charity program, aimed at giving back to communities in need around the world. It’s called The Right Amount of Give, and it’s a program designed to create connections between the customer’s and the recipients of the company’s charitable donations. “We wanted to give our customers the opportunity to have a say in how and where we donate and keep them informed about how they’re helping us change people’s lives”, says Rob Mann, Henry & Belle’s founder.
In addition to allowing its customers to have a say in where the company donates, Right Amount of Give offers Henry & Belle’s customers the option to receive updates directly from recipients about how the company’s donations are affecting them, bringing the idea of giving back full circle. Once you purchase your jeans and log onto the site you’ll be greeted with these instructions:
“With every sale of Henry & Belle, a portion is set aside for charitable causes—your purchase code gives you a voice in how we give. Once you’ve chosen a cause, we can send you updates from the recipients. Your voice matters. So, choose with care.”
By participating in a simple 3 step process, the customer has the opportunity to be a part of Henry & Belle’s story and give their style an extra sense of purpose.
Visit Henry & Belle now to pick your favorite pair of jeans and give to a good cause. We did, and it felt great.
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MC scored a pair of Henry & Belle Super Skinny Ankle in Onyx wash (you’ll recall her adoration for her medium-wash Super Skinny H&B‘s posted a few months back). Indeed, her adoration continues for this cut and this brand. Read her remarks on fit, style, and versatility below.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
My first thought was how much I love this signature thick stretch denim. There is nothing flimsy about these jeans (that’s a noteworthy problem with some stretch denim on the market, and you don’t want them sagging off your butt after wearing them a few times).
Where/when would you wear these?
I usually reserve dark wash for the colder months—though it’s been overcast and gloomy in NYC lately, so I think I will get a few more wears out of them before I put them away for winter (which is not to say they might not make a few appearances in the nightlife this summer!). I wore them for the review with a sheer peach blouse I found at Crossroads Trading the day before. I think the color combo is great.
How’s the fit?
They’re insanely comfortable and the fit is appropriately snug. I’ve been on a mid-rise/high-rise kick lately though, so I did spend my first wear wishing they would come up just a few inches more (making it easier to tuck the sheer top in). That aside, for my body type, Henry & Belle has never failed me!
Grab yourself a pair of these jeans here.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
Tags: dark wash, denim review, Henry & Belle, skinny jeans
We dropped by Denim Habit on 14th street last Thursday for the Henry & Belle launch party. Henry & Belle is one of our favorite brands (both for back story and for fit), so it was awesome to check out the collection presented through the eyes of the designer. The denim was presented with the hand-crafted Henry & Belle sign and clear glass jars of indigo thread (we also got to check out some of the electric hues available by brands like Rich & Skinny). The event benefited the Heather on Earth Music Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing funding for music therapy programs in children’s hospitals. Check out our pics below.
Shop Henry & Belle online—and stay tuned for our exclusive preview of their latest jeans.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Denim Therapy recently dropped by the Henry & Belle showroom to see the spring 2012 line and were greeted with an instantly pleasing palette of sea foam blues, cute fashion separates, and an anticipated range of chic basic denim styles in medium-to-dark wash. The inclusion of carpenter loops (remember those?), oversize boxy pockets, soft pleats, and front-ties took the line beyond basic sportswear into more versatile, street-chic territory. We fell hard for denim tops, printed with short sleeves and strong necklines, and we approved of an increasingly modest back pocket design (if you’re a fan of Henry & Belle you’ll notice that the pocket branding emphasis has been on a fashion-forward decline). The overall feel of the line was very spring, very seaside, very relaxed and comfortable while still stylish as all get-out.
By the way, We find the story of Henry & Belle relentlessly endearing—and we’re sure you will too, if you haven’t read it already. Don’t forget to check out our blog editor’s review of the Henry & Belle Ideal Super Skinny Ankle Jean.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim review, denim skirt, Henry & Belle, spring 2012 preview, Spring Denim, spring fashion
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Denim lovers can get a gorgeous dose of autumn inspiration at the Dr. Denim blog.
2. Wanna get 15% off your entire order at Henry & Belle jeans? Find a promo code at Denim Debutante!
3. Check out one of the vintage denim jackets from Goodhood’s Carhartt lookbook—it has heart-shaped buttons (but it still manages to be manly).
4. History lesson! Levi’s ‘red tab” turned 75 on the 6th of October, and there’s no better time to learn about its origins.
5. We love this denim blue jean backpack. For just $28 you could be toting your essentials in true denim-addict style!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cheap jeans, denim accessories, denim backpack, denim news, denim sale, discount jeans, Henry & Belle, Levi's Red Tab
We never needed to give any reason to celebrate denim; But now we have two: the Henry & Belle launch party at the Blues Jean Bar in Santa Monica this Saturday (see invite for details) and Kourtney Kardashian, who loves the brand and wants YOU to rock her fav jeans too. The reality show star paired the “Ideal Super Skinnies” in Superior wash with a classic white tee and riding boots while shopping in New York City (see below for her simple but cute outfit). Don’t forget to pick up a pair and send us pictures of how you would personally style them!
Tags: blues jean bar, denim style, Henry & Belle, henry and belle, Kourtney Kardashian, Launch Party
Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo (although it seems to be her last season with the show, along with co-star Patrick Dempsey) looks tomboy chic in a pair of Henry & Belle’s white Ideal Ankle Skinny jeans. She and her daughter Stella were out running errands as she was seen in a ruffled button down blue shirt and Toms slip on flats. We love how she tucked in and braid-belted her white jeans. A clean, crisp summer look that will work for early-fall as well. Her loose blonde hair and aviator glasses added a touch of careless luxe to the mix.
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Olivia Wilde was not playing “House” whilst she was seen wearing Henry & Belle’s “Signature Bootcut” jeans in Dark Vintage over the weekend. Clad in a sophisticated Boho ensemble, we love how she’s mixing in a few vintage-inspired pieces: the camel hand bag, scuffed boots and a cute floral corsage bracelet—very Victoriana! Her tarnished key necklace adds a little adornment while keeping everything toned down and casual.
Olivia exudes confidence with her “thrown-on” look which actually mixes different natural hues together without being overly matched. You can create your own signature City Boho look by throwing on a favorite bracelet or neck charm.
GET THE LOOK
1. We’re loving this slightly sanded, slimming boot cut jean. Henry & Belle Signature Bootcut ($152) – buy it at Henry & Belle.
2. Sometimes, a girl just wants a small purse that holds everything! Robe di Firenze Classic Leather Handbag ($269) – buy it at Forzieri.
3. A simple blazer adds a tailored touch to a casual ensemble. Urban Renewal Vintage Boys Blazer ($48) – buy it at Urban Outfitters.
4. When real flower corsages won’t do, then try one that’ll last longer. Chiffon Flower Wrist Corsage in Coral Pink ($12) – buy it at Etsy.
5. Get that vintage vibe with a comfy ankle boot. Leather Sandstorm Boot ($188) – buy it at Madewell.
—Jackie Racer & Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: boot cut jeans, celebrity fashion, City Boho, etsy, Forzieri, get the look, Henry & Belle, Madewell, Olivia Wilde, Urban Outfitters, vintage style