Friday, December 18, 2015

On the Street…Upper East Side, New York



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  1. Maria

    December 18, 2015 at 10:58 am


  2. jaj

    December 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

    The jeans are vintage… so 70s!

  3. El FM

    December 18, 2015 at 11:15 am

    So big jeans are back in? The top and jacket are cool however.

    • teressa

      December 31, 2015 at 3:14 am

      yes, definitely. Flares have been showing up more and more for past 3 years, mainstream definitely by 2016.

  4. Sukie

    December 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Someone who greatly understands how to use vintage shops? Very high waisted bell bottoms with smooth fronts were 1969. They require a small rib cage to not roll if suspenders are not being used with them. The top is a style seen in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and the varsity jacket or sweater styling is a multi- generational classic.

    When looking in vintage shops the best craftsmanship is usually from the earliest 70s downward, though higher priced items (originally) tend to retain good craftsmanship after the 1970s.

    Some of the most astute people at using vintage shops are stylists and models. Early in their careers many need that approach to have a winning look for little money and often the practice continues after success because it is fun and creative. Learning how to alter garments can also prove useful for them or pretty much anyone else, as can learning a bit about ways to do embellishments, such as leathercraft and more.

    • Maria

      December 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Very true. I was thinking that she probably bought most of what she wears vintage. Seems to me that vintage is getting bigger? Has anyone else noted this? I look at the vintage jeans made in the USA in the 70′s or 80′s…and compare it to expensive jeans bought today. The difference in quality is amazing. Nothing seems to be well made any longer!

      • sofaundermapletree

        December 18, 2015 at 4:47 pm

        I think that vintage jeans are totally a thing.
        The problem for me: I cannot wear jeans that don’t have spandex or lycra or sth like that in the fabric.
        I guess people with perfect figure do not have that problem, but for me there has to be a little bit of stretch. :)

        The flare also isn’t for everyone. Looks good in this photo, though.
        Must be the right attitude.

        • Maria

          December 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

          You know attitude is everything ;))))) I know what you mean about the stretch. I have found a number of 1980′s/ early 90′s Levis with some stretch, however. Its harder to find, and it isn’t lycra, but its really just as good. The people with the perfect figure probably don’t need to…but I have simply learned to accept the imperfections, even if they do show more with straight up cotton. What is not as easy to accept is the inability to tuck the bottom of the jeans into a boot. So when the snow comes, vintage is difficult! Thank you for answering my question, too!

    • Janea

      December 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Wow! Thanks for all the vintage shopping tips, Sukie! :) This look is super cool! Unfortunately for some of us, the cut of jeans is generally unflattering on curvier hips.

      • teressa

        December 31, 2015 at 3:17 am

        Not at all, but the trick is getting the leg to widen at right point at hip / thigh. If not, and it tightens back to the leg too much before flaring, it looks odd. Sometimes going up a size, then altering the waist and upper hip do the trick.

  5. Melissa

    December 18, 2015 at 11:41 am

    J brand did this exact style jean several years back (2008?)…I think the style was called Cass in Ice.

  6. Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris

    December 18, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Love those jeans!!
    Mónica Sors

  7. Chantel

    December 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Love the jeans.

  8. carole

    December 18, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    she looks amazing! love the jeans….actually the whole look including her hair! fabulous!

  9. taimemode

    December 18, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    She is the NEW MADONNA (she looks like her when Madonna was younger) :)

  10. une chatte grise

    December 18, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Wow! Those jeans are great. They also work well with the jacket to play against the overt sexiness of the top, keeping everything balanced and just plain cool. Well done!

  11. Lauren at adorn la femme

    December 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I’m completely smitten by this brash 70s inspired look…and the messy bangs bring it on even better!

    Lauren at adorn la femme
    adorn la femme

  12. Chahrazad

    December 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

  13. Jojo

    December 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Amazing outfit. She totally pulls it off.

  14. JV

    December 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    She really pulls this off. I’m normally not a fan of flared and/or high-wasted jeans.

  15. Bugra E

    December 18, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Just WOW.

  16. M.

    December 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Uh oh! I am now having a flashback. I just can’t do this again.

  17. Sun Moon

    December 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Her look is very 70′s, and that bag is totally unexpected here. That’s why I like it.

  18. Baia Ali

    December 19, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Beautiful style!
    ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖

  19. neeraj singh

    December 19, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I like the way what your are mentioned in this blog. Thanks

  20. swingsnowman

    December 19, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Nice vintage match! The button of the jeans is absolutely the highlight! And she just posed like a rock star!

  21. sara l

    December 19, 2015 at 9:36 am

    This one’s great!

  22. From The World With Love

    December 19, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Love the pants love the top…but all together it doesn’t work…
    why complicate things when they can be simple and nice..i always look for an harmony…
    Yael Guetta

  23. The Italian Glam

    December 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    she makes me feel like a nun, hahaha..yet I don’t mind….

  24. steve

    December 19, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Disheveled from top to bottom.
    As for posture composition the plants in the background mirror the subject. Slouching.

  25. la vida loka

    December 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    wuaooo i love this king of pants!!!! beautiful photo!!!!

  26. Helen

    December 19, 2015 at 2:22 pm


    Love what she’s done with the halter straps, and
    the high-waisted pants!

  27. Suze - Luxury Columnist

    December 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I love the Upper East Side, when we visited New York we stayed at the Mark and they lent us bikes to cycle round Central Park! The top that you feature here is very chic

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  28. Elizabeth

    December 19, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    So much more interesting than buying new and looking like everyone else. Totally agree on previous comment that vintage clothes are better quality than fast fashion with limited variety of styles and poor quality synthetic fabric. Really nice look and still so wearable decades later.

  29. Rute Santos

    December 19, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Very interesting mix of 70′s and 90′s. I love it!

  30. Susan

    December 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Say no to drugs, kids.

  31. jo

    December 21, 2015 at 12:27 am

    can you be any cooler?

  32. Susan Bowen

    December 21, 2015 at 2:55 am

    I absolutely love this ensemble (terrific capture, as well). I had some bell bottoms like these in the 70s. I agree that everything about this look is hip, including the haircut.

  33. Alice

    December 21, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Her hair is everything!

  34. Melissa

    December 21, 2015 at 8:04 am


  35. Tania

    December 21, 2015 at 8:43 am

    So edgy! I love it x

  36. debbie

    December 21, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Brings back memories of my college days in the early 70′s. Don’t think I’d wear it again though.

  37. workingdee

    December 21, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Great outfit! Wish I could see it with out the jacket.

  38. Adeola Naomi

    December 21, 2015 at 11:56 am

  39. lindsey

    December 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Love the jeans! So 70′s!

  40. CW

    December 25, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Very early 70s chic.

  41. Alice

    December 27, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    like this style. So cool

    Sent from Sartorial List for iPhone

  42. The Secret Label

    December 28, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Love the look!

  43. Ashley

    December 30, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Love her vintage look!


  44. KMVNL

    December 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    desperetly needs denim joggers aka doggers

  45. David Bathily

    January 1, 2016 at 9:41 am

    “New York gives inspiration about fashion.”
    Like we said on my last post in New York.

  46. lisa

    January 2, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Sans the clutch, I think this entire outfit is atrocious.

  47. LIZPR

    January 2, 2016 at 10:46 am

    This is a very modern take on a 70s look. If her hair is long and it was down, and if she was wearing platforms and beads, it would look costumey, but with her hair short or up, and the varsity jacket gives it a modern look. Cool.

  48. Holly

    January 4, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I love everything about this outfit!!

    - Holly

  49. Sartor Resartus

    January 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Crazy good !

  50. The Secret Label

    January 6, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Her 70′s look is so amazing.

  51. dario fattore

    January 6, 2016 at 6:30 am

    molto fashion

    dario fattore –

  52. The Clever Pup

    January 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Perfect. A time-traveller from 1975. To a T.

  53. Emily

    February 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    She looks great, and I’m just happy seeing a girl on this blog with BOOB!

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