OK. Here’s what I see (and I’m no expert on fashion, far from it). But people in Stockholm seem to dress very individually, unlike folks in Paris, who seem to strive for a consensual look, but unlike the youngsters in London, who seem to be playing dress up more than dressing well. It’s a fine line, right? But this woman would make me turn around and nod appreciatively rather than raise my eyebrows.
jacques p.: I would say that the truth is that people do not dress overly individualistic here in Stockholm. It is true that the looks that are caught in photos like Sartorialist’s depict very fashionable outfits and indeed the average style level in Stockholm is comparatively. But what’s going on in fact is that there are on average three large trends dominating the fashion scene at any given moment, and the absolute majority of the people are following one or more of this trends. So what you get is a high degree of fashion inside a strict set of frames. Not very individualistic. It is said that the single largest thing that dictates the fashion scene in Stockholm is H&M, as they rotate what’s in the stores every three weeks or so.
erik’s comment is very interesting. A review of the Stockholm photos bears him out: the looks are, on the whole, quite trendy. But, it seems it’s done very well, which is no small accomplishment. I’d love to know what it is about the Stolkholmers (socially, economically, culturally, etc–speaking) that results in this general fashion sense…
On this photo: I covet her jacket, and her face with that bun and those glasses is totally cute. But those shiny nude colored leggings are just awful.
I’ve seen this girl on at least three other fashion blogs. What is interesting about her is how she manges to soften a very modern/futuristic/urban look. I think that people are also attracted to her glasses.
I love the way she uses her own skin & hair colors to determine the palette of her outfit. The fact that she sticks to two colors & subtle variations make you really notice the fluctuations between matte & shiny.
Now this a great look. The dress reminds me of what Chloe did for F/W 2007. Such a weird shaped dress, and I love it. The platinum blond hair sets everything off, and then the glasses tone her down. She executed this nicely.
I don’t have too much to say about the photo itself, however: this is one of my favorite posts because the parts of the comment thread have become a conversation.
When there’s no dialogue – I mean, what fun is that? Too often people seem to have posted without having read the remarks of others (sometimes even repeatedly asking questions which have already been answered upthread). Anyway, this is more fun. JMHO.
Yyyyah… I would like to see “Matte, Flat & Shinny” in the old NYC a year later… Hmmmm makes me wonder if this little lady would be the same b/c she really is more stateside then europini. She’s part H & M cross wanna be BDSM, she’s like, begging to be knotted
I like the simplicity, the way skin and hair are ennanced by the look. As a 48 years old blond I recentely discovered the versatility of skin related tones to build an outfit: Beige, coral, a little red and a little white. No black aroud the face…