A seasoned entertainment news journalist and two-time Emmy-nominated TV personality, Samantha Harris has traveled the globe interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. She can currently be seen on Entertainment Tonight, but there’s another role that has her focused on comfortable fashion. Harris teamed up with DL1961 Jeans to design the Samantha Jean, a revolutionary new denim construction that flatters every female figure. We caught up with Harris to talk denim.
Shopbop: When and how did you discover DL1961 jeans?
Samantha Harris: When I was pregnant with my second daughter recently, DL1961 was kind enough to send me a pair of their maternity jeans. I was immediately hooked and thrilled to find out that the maternity jean is just a very small fraction of their entire collection.
SB: What sets them apart from other denim brands?
SH: Even after wearing them for a week straight (hey, sometimes it’s hard to take time out to wash your favorite jean!), they still didn’t sag at the knee or bag out in the tush. Every jean in their collection, including the Samantha Jean, offers 4-way stretch and 360-degree comfort, and they aren’t kidding. I can do the splits in my Samantha Jeans (but I wouldn’t recommend it without stretching first).
SB: The jean you designed in collaboration with DL1961 boasts a unique, universally flattering fit. What makes them different from other premium denim?
SH: No other jean in the marketplace gives every body type that extra needed comfort in the waistband. No more feeling like your jeans are cutting you in half after a big meal, or even when you’re just sitting down to watch a movie. And unlike other jeans that stretch, the Samantha Jean gives you the perks of flexibility, stretch, and comfort, while maintaining a structured, chic denim look.
SB: How do you wear your Samantha Jeans?
SH: From day to night. I wear them to drive our 4-year-old to school, to roll around on the floor playing with our new baby, flying coast to coast and beyond working for Entertainment Tonight, and, of course, on date nights with a hot pair of heels.