Sunday, September 13, 2009

On the Street….Patches, NYC


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  1. The Calvin Show

    September 13, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I 100% hate those jeans but pretty much adore everything else. Wouldn't that outfit just be so simple, eye pleasing and streamlined if she had on an easy pair of dark denim jeans?

  2. zoe. xox

    September 13, 2009 at 10:51 am

    i love them jeans. Great shoots!

  3. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

    The Swedish model Filippa Berg.

  4. Care Home Newquay

    September 13, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I had never thought of using patches to dress up a pair of jeans before, but this really works well.

  5. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Hand made? or $1000 pre-made?

  6. Pearl Westwood

    September 13, 2009 at 11:10 am

    If only patches had been cool when my mum patched up my ripped jeans when I was at school! I think I am to traumatised by that to ever like patches, elbow patches on the other had I rather love!

  7. Fred

    September 13, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Jacket, scarf and T have been "thrown" together well. Jeans look just a bit too contrived for me.
    (Can't begin to imagine what her breath must smell like.)

  8. stefica

    September 13, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Until someone said it was a fashion model, I was wondering if this was recession style, which would be good to see. I guess not!

  9. SummerTeeth

    September 13, 2009 at 11:17 am

    This is fantastic. Sure she would have been perfect in dark washed denim but who wants to be….well, simple. Much better this way. Adore. Sometimes ugly is fabulous.

  10. A.Rane

    September 13, 2009 at 11:22 am

    burn the denim bag.

  11. chula

    September 13, 2009 at 11:25 am

    long life to patchwork!!

  12. Graham I. Haynes

    September 13, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I love it when people go against trend and look contemporary regardless. But with a body like that, I imagine it's a rare day when this dame looks anything less than phenomenal.


  13. Soren Lorensen

    September 13, 2009 at 11:28 am

    like the patches but not th ecut of the jeans

    and people really shouldn't spend out if they can do it themselves.

  14. Noa

    September 13, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Love it!!

    love the picture, love the jacket, love the girl, love the jeans.

    > Hook The Look

  15. colinasayuri

    September 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

    They're Levis so it's possible they came like that or she could have had them custom altered at the Levis store where you can have them do almost anything to your own jeans. I like them!

  16. -h

    September 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

    patch work jeans are awful, but she's gorgeous and has an amazing figure and everything else is good so she gets away with it.

  17. mister whoo

    September 13, 2009 at 11:49 am


  18. hellena

    September 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Hate the jeans but woooow this jacket is amazing!!!

  19. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 13, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Absolutely beautiful. I know patch madras, but patch denim? Not so much. I'm not a big fan of denim in general, but on this young woman it looks fabulous. I'm converted!

  20. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Ho hum. My jeans, 1962. Love the jacket tho.

  21. The Photodiarist

    September 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I am with the first commenter . . . the jeans don't do it for me. But the rest of the outfit works.

  22. Tristan

    September 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I don't smoke, and i don't like the negative externalities of smoking. But theres something about the cigarette in her hand that really completes the shot.


  23. The Gourmet On A Diet

    September 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Love this! So hippie chic.

  24. Hannah

    September 13, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I like that she allows the jeans to be the only rough element in her otherwise polished ensemble. I'm not sure if I would love them on someone else, but on her and with these clothes they look amazing.

  25. Gigi

    September 13, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I don't like patches where patches aren't needed. It lacks authenticity. When your jeans get a hole, patch them. That looks cool and it's thrifty. Otherwise, buying jeans with patches all over them is just affected. I love the rest of her outfit, though!

  26. JFK Jean

    September 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Can't say that I'm fond of the jeans (I do appreciate her trying though) too much but I DO love her top portion and her facial expression haha…..

  27. SequinsandBangles

    September 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Love the top half of this girls outfit, very hippy chic! Patchwork denim is not something I am a fan of. For some reason I love her denim bag, I normally don't go for denim accessories but somehow this works! Love her hair :)

  28. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    eeessshh! are people really going to try to bring back the 70s? I was made in the 70s and even I don't want to see that fashion come back.

  29. karmapolice

    September 13, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I could never never wear this; it is just not me.

    But that is the whole point; her personality comes through these clothes. They wouldn't look right on anyone else, I think. She's very sweet, very charming!

  30. ThisWankingLife

    September 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Gorgeous woman, interesting jeans. jesus I miss new york.

  31. Zepequeña

    September 13, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I don´t really like those jeans! Thy look very old.


  32. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I'm almost sad to read that she's a model.

    The contrast btwn the cool tailored jacket and shaggy jeans is terrific – dialogue not matching – very hard to get right. Also there is something very tactile about the patching that's incrrredidibly sexy.

  33. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I love the wonderful look of that girl. The jeans are splendid, her backside is very nice. I am not a smoker, but the cigarette is the finishing touch. Really cool, the cigarette in her hand. Yes she has a nice hippie look!!

  34. Thecountess

    September 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I really like her blazer.. her hair is great too!!

  35. Juliet

    September 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Amazing jeans!

    juliet xxx

  36. yumichika

    September 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    that jeans are wonderful and original.

  37. MaxW

    September 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm

  38. Nandi

    September 13, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    *Beautiful happy hippie! :)


  39. Nataliexxx

    September 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Grooovy <3

  40. Phoebe Rose

    September 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Somehow she pulls this off flawlessly :)

  41. Bob

    September 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I like the idea of patching jeans, one must always asses wether they are restoring something with potential or merely "polishing a turd".

    I think these jeans have reached the point where thy should have been seen unsalvageable, and therefore patching them is too kooky and weird.


  42. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    She looks wonderful. The naysayers sound so un-creative. What a boring world it would be if everyone played it safe.

  43. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I don´t think the jeans fit her.

  44. amalie

    September 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    ooh she looks good in those jeans! shes lovelyy .

  45. david

    September 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    woe everything does come back in the late 60's early 70's we wore patches because we were broke,and it became well fashionable ,the beast patch was a red bandana sewed on the inside of your jeans to hide dare I say ass

    Peace as always

  46. Idia'Dega

    September 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Sarto, I imagine as wonderful as you are you're getting even better. I love the past few images so much personality and expression, lovely.

  47. An

    September 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Love the blazer, top, and scarf together. Hate the jeans.

  48. epic

    September 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    horrible jeans. horrible.

  49. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    The shoes complete this look. There's something about worn-in leather that makes jeans look amazing. Needless to say, I want them!

  50. Cobalt Violet

    September 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I think she's super cool/artsy girl! Love the whole look… jeans, scarf, everything! LOVE it.

  51. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    credit has gotta be given to the queen of this style, RTX frontwoman Jennifer Herrema.

  52. Anonymous

    September 13, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Love her style!
    What do you call those leather shoes she's wearing??

  53. Zen

    September 13, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    absolutely love her style! what do u call those leather shoes she is wearing???

  54. margaretmarks

    September 13, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I don't find any of her look interesting, except her hair, which is beautiful.

    Does the cut of those jeans look undeniably vintage? Looking at the cut of the backside and hips and the length makes me think she might have found these resale. Which is cool. Vintage patched up Levis are all over eBay.

  55. penelope

    September 13, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    every. single. thing. perfect.

    she looks fabulous…

  56. Holly

    September 13, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    The entire styling is magnificant, however I would rather have Levi's without the patches

  57. Elizabeth

    September 14, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Amazing fit doesn't hurt.

  58. Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 12:35 am

    those jeans are horrible!

  59. Djordy

    September 14, 2009 at 1:13 am

    i don't like the patches, as they are a bit overdone. The fit on the other hand. See how it sits on her body like a second skin.

  60. Maria

    September 14, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Filippa Berg @ Swedish ELLE:
    She's in fashion

  61. Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 2:40 am

    I disagree that this look would improved with a pair of skinny jeans. There would be little contrast in her outfit. The cut of the jeans and her boots are what make this so interesting. I think the only critique I have is that I would have rather seen these same jeans worn in, but before the point of needing to be patched up.

  62. Caterina

    September 14, 2009 at 3:36 am

    the length of the jeans is odd.

  63. Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Those jeans are FUN!! Not for most of us, but sure brings out the playful size of her.

  64. Laura

    September 14, 2009 at 5:23 am

    The blazer is by the amazing Australian label Lover!
    check their website out

  65. Hanna Persson

    September 14, 2009 at 6:37 am

    I like it, Filippa has got a great personal style!

  66. Sophia

    September 14, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Love everything above the hips.

    Those jeans. Argh. Theyre called distressed jeans because they make me distressed.

  67. Emilie

    September 14, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Love the whole outfit! Her jeans are amazing!

  68. Claire

    September 14, 2009 at 8:16 am

    I think I would like those jeans if they were skinny and not flared. I love the rest of the outfit though.

  69. Sam

    September 14, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Those jeans are soo beautiful. I love her hair too.


  70. Pam

    September 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    The jeans make the outfit. Love them!

  71. Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    omg she is SOO BEAUTIFUL

  72. jane

    September 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I saw this young woman myself on saturday, she sat down next to me and the first thing I noticed was the jeans, she reminded me of a Jane Birkin from the early 70's. I liked her look then and in photo.

  73. Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I just loved the jeans!!!

  74. nubbly

    September 15, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Go Sweden!

  75. Anonymous

    September 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

    BRILLIANT. one of the best ensembles in a while.

  76. Anonymous

    September 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    This makes me think of how my mom dressed and looked(and still does for the most part) back in the day. I'm really loving it!

  77. Melissa

    September 15, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Love it! Bringing back the old school with the jeans but keeping it classic and fresh with the jacket & stripes. I would not be sad to see the denim bag go.

  78. Sara Lua

    September 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    She could be a fashion "don't" in the back of a US mag, but she's kool! I like her & her nonchalance!

  79. Anonymous

    September 15, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    she went to my high school in stockholm! :D cool jeans.

  80. wanabe

    September 16, 2009 at 1:24 am

    natural beauty .. not in trend really.
    love that .

  81. WREN

    September 16, 2009 at 2:44 am

    fillipa berg — in the new wren look book
    yay, fillipa!

  82. The Clever Pup's husband said

    September 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

    "Nice bottom"

  83. texaskellie

    September 16, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Loving her shoes….I'm totally jealous…..How come this look on me just looks daggy :(

  84. Alex

    September 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Great DIY idea!

  85. Charles

    September 16, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    The jacket is LOVER a label from Sydney xx

  86. kaunis

    September 18, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    OMG, I love those! My friend as a pair just like them, except a little less patches. Come and vist!

  87. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    the jacket and the whole LOVER collection was actually inspired BY HER style! isn't it amazing?

  88. robert

    September 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    this is flawless.

  89. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    the comments on here astound me sometimes. she obviously isn't going for "ugly is better," she's simply being herself via fashion. jeez. don't try to assign so much analytical meaning to fashion. while it DOES mean everything and nothing all at once, let it be what it is. people as gifted as she at constructing unique ensembles hardly need the opinion of someone who doesn't "get" it.

  90. Lena R

    October 17, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    As someone who owns perhaps 30 pairs of jeans in all different types of styles and fabrications, I must say that I love these. However, I would have worn a plain, Henley t-shirt so that the jeans are center stage.

  91. Pajama Jeans

    October 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    The patches and discolorations towards the bottom really seem stylish with this ensemble. Thank you for posting this.

  92. Name*

    January 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    LOve the jeans! Not just the patches, but the amazing fit. I like how they go to her waist, and I love that they are bell bottoms but she wears them with no heels. LOVE. Her top is just ok, and the jacket is nice, but its the jeans and hair that make it all good.

  93. The Viewfinder (Kevin van Diest)

    January 12, 2013 at 3:59 am

    The shot are great… like the more close shot.
    Great outfit, and great details on her jeans

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