Friday, September 30, 2011

On the Street…..Place de la Concorde, Paris


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  1. robyn

    September 30, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Great look! Boyfriend jeans with a very girlie cropped top.

  2. J.Panda

    September 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

    It’s a fresh change to see denim which is not faded, washed and distressed. hope the deep blue would take over the reins.

  3. comme fraiche

    September 30, 2011 at 9:06 am

    the pants look a little too big for her but otherwise she looks good

  4. Charikleia

    September 30, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I love the outfit and look from the waist up, the trousers and shoes are not my thing. I am amazed how the lady can walk on these. Very individual though.

    Nice capture of the light within the hairdo!

    Kisses from Greece!

  5. Frances

    September 30, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Amazing and funny look! frances

  6. Alice Olive

    September 30, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Baggy jeans done right. Her blouse style shows how petite she is.

  7. Fluffy

    September 30, 2011 at 9:14 am

    The hair, face and sunglasses have natural glamour – none of it is trying too hard.

  8. Liz S

    September 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Am loving the quirky contrast of the extra feminine traditional top half with the oversized almost lumberjack look of the bottom half. The thin belt on the wide belt loops is fantastic also!

  9. Sarahindenim

    September 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Scrolling down this image, I first passed the shirt and thought, “meh,” then I passed the cinched waist on the jeans and thought, “ok, cute, nice proportions” but then I hit the shoes and my head exploded. I need those boots so very badly. Their soles remind me of Japanese sandals, but in combination with the jeans, the dark leather upper produces a weirdly chic construction worker look that I never would have thought of myself. Nice find, Sartorialist.

  10. Cassandra

    September 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

    This is the most amazing look I’ve ever seen. Where do I even begin!? Can’t beat the french at being boyish and sultry at the same time. Le sigh.

  11. Simone

    September 30, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Le scarpe… i pantaoloni…. la blusa….. veramente belli

  12. Sandro

    September 30, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Harkens back to early 1990s, but for the shock of the boots. There’s care here, but something about the shortness of the top, bigness of the jeans, and clomp-clompness of the boots feels out of proportion to me.

  13. LocalCeleb

    September 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Love how she’s showing that she’s still a petite little lady with her boyfriend jeans and funky boots !

  14. David

    September 30, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Ugliest shoes I’ve ever seen. But she still looks great

  15. mon

    September 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

    the shoes are vivienne westwood = nice!!!

  16. ioana

    September 30, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Love everything about this outfit except for the diaper look on her behind. Love love the belt and the boots

  17. cdbrand01

    September 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

    amazing outfit!

  18. Lavart Concept

    September 30, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I like very much this outfit, fresh, relax, a veritable parisienne girl. Everything it’s perfectly matched! Adorable, she loves fashion, it’s so obvious!!!

  19. Purseandco

    September 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Nice look, strange jeans and sunglasses but I prefere feminine outfits

  20. Lauren

    September 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Love the boyfriend jeans and flirty cropped top! Her sunglasses and retro hairdo are great, too. I see a hint of Bette Davis in her face.

    The Styleseer

  21. RICCA

    September 30, 2011 at 10:52 am

    ASTIG! (cool)

  22. anonymous

    September 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Wow! I wish I had jeans like this.

  23. sarah

    September 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

    very “Who’s That Girl” – early Madonna.

  24. elle quinn

    September 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Love the idea of this but there’s just nothing flattering about those jeans. They look stiff and awkward and way too big for her. I love the idea of doing something unexpected with your clothes, but fit has to ALWAYS factor into the equation… our clothes are still about looking good, right? There are better fitting boyfriend jeans than this!

  25. Michael

    September 30, 2011 at 11:05 am

    not lovin the shoes. i am happy that mens shoes are generally more practical than womens. shoes like that pay the bill for podiatrists’ kids college tuition.

  26. Nomadic D

    September 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

    HA! I love a look that makes me smile like that. Love that as you scroll down it just gets better and better. Ha!

  27. Jean

    September 30, 2011 at 11:11 am

    This pic made me laugh, not mockingly, but in sheer enjoyment.

  28. Valerie abutterflybyday

    September 30, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Cute! Reminds me of Madonna 1980′s except she wore it with docs.

  29. Hillary

    September 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Love the boots and the baggy cut of her Levi’s!

  30. Gabrielle Langlois

    September 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Great Look! (Canadian Vintage)

  31. Milena

    September 30, 2011 at 11:35 am

    nice glasses but I don’t know about those shoes…

  32. Laurence Dubois

    September 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Must be hard to walk on those!

  33. maria

    September 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

    those are some really crazy shoes..momma mia! not super sure about these?

  34. *sP

    September 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

    oh how she’s reinterpreted the 90s! the paperbag waist that b-girls wore and some anna sui boots…quite the pairing. perhaps not a fan but certainly appreciate the concepts.

  35. Mike

    September 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I like almost nothing about this look…

  36. Erin Harwood

    September 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Wow! Those shoes completely took me by surprise.

  37. Blackwhitetaffy

    September 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Its different, interesting but not really loving it.


  38. LUCIA

    September 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm

  39. Megan

    September 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Deadstock Levi’s?

  40. Heather Strang

    September 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    This woman is brave for a number of reasons (those jeans are 5 sizes too large!) but mostly for wearing those shoes. Crazy!

  41. La Perle

    September 30, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I die – too cool! It is sooo hot in Paris though – jeans! The things people do for fashion :)

  42. Marina

    September 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    looove the shirt & jeans! this look is so effortlessly chic… but the shoes are a buzzkill!

  43. DSTONE Magazine

    September 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Strange but I think we’re already used to these kind of weird things. It doesn’t surprise me.

  44. read my lips

    September 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    She’s similar to Drew Barrymore :)

  45. steve

    September 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    waiste up… fabulous like betty davis. below the belt…uncomfortable.
    these boots look as if they are to be locked into a snow sled of sorts.

  46. lady philosopher

    September 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Such style: feminine and masculine, sophisticated and casual, yin and yang.
    See the Right to Fashion!

  47. Style Dilettante

    September 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    This reminds me of an old SNL sketch about Gap – The Gap Girls as portrayed by Adam Sandler, Chris Farley and David Spade – the topic was how to wear the oversize jeans and the consensus was “just cinch it”!

  48. Emmanuel

    September 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Nice and classy girl, original shoes but the jeans is not flattering at all… She could at least have picked the right size

  49. susie

    September 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    the pants do look a little big on her…but all is lovely!

  50. The Fancy Teacup

    September 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Such a beautiful blend of feminity and menswear. The cropped blouse is wondrous!

    ♥, Jamie

  51. Simone

    September 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Love the 1930′s ‘do and the edgy silk blouse plus the retro glasses with cell phone. Its very Grapes-of-Wrath-dustbowl chic. But the fit of the jeans could be better and the shoes are totally off. High top, black converse would have worked better.

  52. willa

    September 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    thank you–for posting this unique look in a sea of fashion sheep!

  53. Stjulienlepauvre

    September 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Love this look! Casual, original, beautiful hair & make-up; seeing the bit of motorcycle/scooter adds to the casual image. Since she’s not smiling, it’s obvious this is not a phony, staged photo (ad). Love (I’m overusing the word, but your outstanding photography makes me stumble through my adjectives) it!

  54. Martine

    September 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I love love love those jeans!!! Oh my I have wanted high waisted baggy jeans for some time now. Just like that!!! There is no way you could do better then those jeans. Tight on the waist, and baggy at the same time. She is such a genius. Everything is so though out!!!!

  55. Martine

    September 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    You know the jeans are very flattering. Just not in the typical way. They make her legs look longer then they actually are, and make her waist look small. Not because she is actually tall and leggy, but only because of the jeans. People just are giving her body credit, when the credit really goes to those magnificent jeans!

  56. Meredith

    September 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Great outfit. So many great details. The flowy crop top and the architectural shoes perfectly balance the paper bag waist jeans.

    - Meredith

  57. NYCboy

    September 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I’m a sucker for girls who actually wear Boyfriend jeans well she’s perfection!

  58. Naoko from JAPAN

    September 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    She’s so KAWAII!!

  59. Nelly

    September 30, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Love love love how confident she is rocking those big men’s jeans. That’s what makes them looks so good on her. Absolutely stunning personal style.

  60. Ana

    September 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I think it makes perfect sense for this look to be in The Sartorialist, but she does not look good in this outfit, sorry
    Too much of a devil may care attitude that actually works against her
    If I didn’t know she’s holding a clutch with her other hand I would have guessed it’s a hammer or a screwdriver


    September 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm


  62. Paula Clemente (Super Clementina)

    September 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Love her shoes, unbelievable! And the boyfriend jeans is simply amazing!


  63. roelien

    September 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    great look, 30′s revisited in a tough and modern way. i love the jeans.

  64. Copper Etiquette

    September 30, 2011 at 7:04 pm

  65. Piaget

    September 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    sarah’s comment says it all -very Madonna! The baggy jeans fit very well on her petite body without looking like “too much”.

    Great photo.

  66. sanmiguelense

    September 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I loathe the expression “boyfriend jeans”—which these are not! “Boyfriend jeans” are some horrid jeans that are distressed and pollute the planet and probably cause endless hardship to the sweatshop workers who produce them for the malls of America. This cool mademoiselle is wearing really nice, original Levis—the only acceptable jeans–the kind you break in yourself! The shoes are little too too, though, no?

  67. Mode Uncover

    September 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Love her shoes!

  68. Juliana

    September 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I like the idea of this look, boyish and girly at the same time

  69. Zaina

    September 30, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    so chic! i really love the jeans and belt

  70. une chatte grise

    September 30, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Super-stylie–she looks like a glamorous 1940s mechanic. Very cool. And it’s so nice to see a woman wearing jeans that weren’t spray-painted onto her body!!

  71. Kaye Awatin

    October 1, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Love her horseshoe boots!

  72. Rocking Zebra

    October 1, 2011 at 2:41 am

    OMG! I love those shoes! They are amazing! The shirt also goes very well with those boyfriend jeans! Love it!

  73. Allison

    October 1, 2011 at 3:41 am

    I think the outfit is lovely but the shoes are very unflattering.
    With a pair of open sandals or kitten heels it would have been more conventional but a great retro pin up look.

  74. Nalletar

    October 1, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Thanks – I have 10 year old dark jeans, never worn before, that have just been waiting for this kind of inspiration. Shoes are still a questionmark, but I am developing and idea… Your street photos are so much more interesting than the fashion week stuff, which is not bad either.

  75. Bob Mack

    October 1, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Interesting shoes, did you ask her about them? I wonder, were the shoes made so she could get on the motorcycle? or for some other purpose?

  76. Fotautomat

    October 1, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Gorgeous vintage Levi’s…! This is the true boyfriend fit.

  77. chkl

    October 1, 2011 at 6:43 am

    for those who ask for the jeans, I guess it’s a Levi’s Vintage Collection, 501xx 1933 rigid shrink to fit… But I could be wrong.
    Nice outfit, except the shoes. :p

  78. The Scooter Maven

    October 1, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Is the motorino in the photo hers? I love scooter fashion !! Believe I have come up with some crazy combinations myself over the years.

  79. Nanda devi

    October 1, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I like the outfit, i like the shoes, but I wouldn’t have worn them shoes on this outfit.

  80. linda

    October 1, 2011 at 7:40 am

    she’s like an interesting piece of architechture. The photo is very striking with the white top with a sliver of black against the backdrop of the black van with the black stripe. You have to be willowy to wear those jeans …. love them.

  81. art deco engagement rings

    October 1, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Love the look…. such funky shoes!

  82. Crónicas de mi armario

    October 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

  83. Magpie

    October 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Love the lines–great shot! Those boots are fantastic. I bet they are strangely easy to wear. I do long for a close up of her hair.

  84. Anna

    October 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    These shoesare really crazy ones. But I love them. Must be very comfortable for motocycle rides.

  85. Kate

    October 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    her curly hair + shape of shirt + lipstick color + style of jeans = really AMAZING look. wooooow!

  86. Lex

    October 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    This look is off the HOOK! I want to recreate every inch of it!

  87. beau

    October 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    kinda too to…but it is fashion!

  88. Name*gn

    October 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Well considered, strucutured and yet deconstructed. The perfect tone of denim. What an attractive and interesting person.

  89. LIZPR

    October 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Dig the over-size baggy jeans – you know she’s totally aware of what she’s doing. Love everything about the looks except for the shoes which are cool, but not my thing.

    But everything else – wow.

  90. Xyryl

    October 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    This is a definite mood setter. The shoes have this Japanese vibe, the pants and top look absolutely stylish and collaborative together.

  91. Tom

    October 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Her shoes look like Noah’s arc :) The new definition of “boat shoes”

  92. Bohemian Style

    October 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    The slim belt with the cuffs are cool.

  93. MollieDee

    October 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    ADORE those boots! I get the look she’s going for but the jeans could have been a size smaller. Points for creativity, though.

  94. Clara Turbay

    October 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I just love those shoes!

  95. Francelyne

    October 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    such beautiful shoes!!!! i admire every woman who can pull off high heels or wedge!

  96. Sloane Ranger

    October 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t like it.
    The baggy jeans, the shoes…
    In 5 (or less) years this woman will reject this outfit.
    Is as when we all see old pictures from us wearing “Saturday Night white slim to-the-limit suits ” or 70′s floral-abstract very slim shirts….
    Otherwise, I love your other pics!!

  97. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    October 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I love the deep blue denim and that contrasting take on the boyfriend jean. It’s classic with a major twist!


  98. Fevi

    October 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Love this picture!

  99. Mary

    October 2, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I don’t understand. This just looks completely unflattering to me.

  100. Sue

    October 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Very interesting points. Thanks!

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  101. Moe

    October 3, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Love the top part… the shoes m not very sure about.. love the color of the denim though…

  102. AD

    October 3, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Not easy to look good in these jeans., but she does! Love it.
    Who is she?

  103. clarity enhanced diamonds

    October 3, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Just a wonderful photo!

  104. Martine

    October 3, 2011 at 8:08 am

    So what are these great jeans? The waist is obviously fitted, not cinched .Are they the Vintage Taper? I really would love someone elses input before I order those. Does anyone actually know?

  105. allen

    October 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

    i like some of the elements, but the boots are a tad contrived, both on their own, and especially here.

  106. MacGuffin

    October 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

    The shoes are absurd.

  107. debbie

    October 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Don’t care for those boots at all.

  108. G_A

    October 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Really ugly pair of baggy jeans. Not hot.

  109. Aissatou Marie Balde

    October 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    This is effortlessly cool. Levi’s is the #1 jeans brand that everybody should have in their closet. Love the boots. Effortlessly cool.

  110. disneyrollergirl

    October 7, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Don’t love the shoes with the jeans but I love her for wearing them. We all need to be challenged otherwise fashion would never change (hello… Prada?). I do however LOVE these jeans, this is a kind of exaggerated 50s shape that I think looks gorgeous when worn with something super-feminine (like the cropped blouse and lipstick). I too would love to know what these are… Soooo over stretch denim!

  111. Kristian

    October 9, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Those shoes are incredible.

  112. iida

    October 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Those shoes are actually extremely comfortable! I have them in ballerina style, and they are actually the only heels I can walk in.

  113. Theresa

    October 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    she’s got it.

  114. Gump

    December 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I’m impressed by your wrintig. Are you a professional or just very knowledgeable?

  115. S

    January 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I want her life.

  116. shop mode

    February 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Beautiful blog and great photos!!!

  117. Positive

    May 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Yes, her jeans are too big. Duh. She knows it.
    She knows exactly what she’s doing! That’s why she looks beautiful, sexy and elegant!

  118. Christiano

    May 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Very nice vintage Levi’s! Loved it!

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