Equal parts beautiful mind and unforgettable beauty, Katy Hansz is a Master’s candidate at New York University, and one of the stars of NYDJ’s 2017 Fit Is Everything campaign.
We sat down with Katy to get the scoop on life behind-the-scenes at the 2017 Fit Is Everything shoot and to talk all things NYDJ, style, and finally finding the perfect fit.
1. Excitement. Love. Happiness. Describe your first-impression reaction when you slipped into your first pair of NYDJ on set!
KH: “Ooooh la-la!” and “I’m in love!” Those were was my first impression reactions! Honestly, jeans that make you feel AND look beautiful are very hard to come by. NYDJ magically offers both in every pair. I was immediately hooked! Love at first feel.
2. The “Fit Is Everything” campaign shoot was amazing! What was your favorite moment on set?
KH: I would have to say authentically connecting with all of the wonderful and inspiring women I met on set. Listening to each other -- really hearing and seeing each other as we exchanged stories about life's glories and challenges. It was amazing to be a part of this empowered group and to share the spotlight together, as a community. We laughed and danced and celebrated and loved ourselves with everything we’ve got. Especially in times like these, moments like this are a gift.
3. We imagine you were taken by quite a surprise when you found out you would be part of campaign right there on the spot! Take us behind-the-scenes of that whirlwind day from the casting call to the photoshoot!
KH: Well it was truly just an honor to be there... from the casting call all the way through to the bright lights of the last group shot. To me, it felt a bit like composing a beautiful song… where each part builds and offers strength to the next part. The best music includes both individual melodies and collaborative instrumentation. So it was with this experience where inspiration and flow were met with both individual grace and team harmony. So many generous people doing so many creative and wonderful things. A powerful representation of the kind of company NYDJ seems to be: people working together, believing in a truly wonderful product and putting their heads and hearts together to sing out loud about it!
4. The Original Slimming Fit. Lift-Tuck technology. Jeans in 50+ sizes. What is it that sets NYDJ apart from the rest for you?
KH: I think NYDJ is just the total package when it comes to a healthy relationship with jeans! Obviously as women, we always want to look good and that’s what the Original Slimming Fit and Lift-Tuck technology are all about: when you slip on a pair of these jeans you know you got it going on! But, as I said before we also want to FEEL good in our jeans. Like any healthy relationship, sexiness only goes so far. We want comfort, ease and reliability as well. Otherwise, no matter how good we look, it won’t be worth it. How NYDJ marries those two things together — comfort and confidence— truly makes them the holy grail of denim! I mean who knew you could pick up your groceries, feel great and look fabulous all at the same time? Simply with a pair of jeans? And with 50 + sizes and styles, you just simply cannot go wrong.
5. What’s your favorite style of jeans and how do you style them?
KH: I like a black skinny jean with a half tuck shirt or sweater and a pair of ankle boots. Long and lean is a look I always try to go for. Simple, elegant, comfortable, beautiful.
6. Every woman loves a jean that makes her feel confident, bold and ready-for-anything. What’s your go-to NYDJ power piece for spring?
KH: I’d have to go with the Uplift Alina Legging in Future Fit Denim. They hug every one of my curves effortlessly and I actually feel a whole size smaller than I am. Whew-hoo love my NYDJ jeans!
To see more from Katy, be sure to follow along on Instagram @katyhansz
Katy strikes her best pose at the Spring 2017 campaign shoot.
LEFT: A look at the 2017 campaign shoot! CENTER: Katy kills it on set. RIGHT: Katy shares a moment on-screen with the co-stars of the Fit Is Everything campaign!