Tuesday, August 16, 2011

On the Street….Berzelii Park, Stockholm


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  1. debbie

    August 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Sorry, but no.

  2. Pierre

    August 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

    The look of happiness !

  3. Commefraiche

    August 16, 2011 at 9:30 am

    You don’t see the grey colored converse that often- her looking back is a great pose

  4. Lee Oliveira

    August 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

    It’s an usual look to see on the streets..
    Still trying to figure it out where is she going like that?

  5. latrenia

    August 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Like her pose.. she makes the outfit work for her :)

  6. Elisabeth

    August 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I’m sorry but the Converse are the only thing I like about this outfit. Good photo, though

  7. shu

    August 16, 2011 at 9:43 am

    she looks sad:)


  8. Liz B.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:54 am

    That shirt is amazing! and I’m loving the converse.

    ~bumbling bee

  9. Tondeleir Josefien

    August 16, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Strange but very nice combination to me! The black shiny classy top with the colourful more gipsy long skirt and then all star converse.. wow! Great! :)

  10. Dimitra

    August 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

  11. Gin

    August 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

    You really DOlove the low tops converse ;) I must say I prefer these, too

  12. Davidikus

    August 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I am quite a fan of the top & skirt combo, much less of the shoes. The pose makes for an odd but interesting picture.


  13. Lauren

    August 16, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I like all the elements here (skirt, top, grey Converse) but not together. Sorry.

    The Styleseer

  14. monkeyshines

    August 16, 2011 at 10:24 am

    beautiful photo!


  15. Katarzyna

    August 16, 2011 at 10:34 am

    she looks great! xx


  16. Ann

    August 16, 2011 at 10:38 am

    The outfit’s crap, yet she looks amazing. I think that’s called personal style.

  17. Marcel Da Chump

    August 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

    paisley goth with a touch of playfulness ( the Chuck’s )

  18. the smoking nuns

    August 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

    love it! casual glamour. can’t go wrong.

    blair and dani
    the smoking nuns


  19. anonymous

    August 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Um, no.

  20. Darrell

    August 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

    She is finding her look.

    She’s got my attention and probably yours. Let’s give her a little slack. She’s got a lifetime to work with.

  21. tom

    August 16, 2011 at 11:01 am

    To me it looks kind of like a hippie replay and I mean that in a good way, not a copy more of an interpretation.

  22. Stephanie

    August 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

    To the folks who post using phrases like “Sorry, no,” “Um, no,” and anything prefaced with “I’m sorry:” this isn’t “Hot or Not,” and your role isn’t to give these photos a thumbs up or thumbs down. I don’t like much about this look or the way the gal comports herself, but why on earth pull out a response like “no” to a person’s personal style? And, “I’m sorry” reads like you’re some sort of judge with the authority to nix or praise someone’s look. If tomorrow you compliment someone’s Paris runway style or someone who looks like you, think hard about why you think how you do and how you express those ideas to others. I don’t mean to be at all negative here, but I see these comments all the time about the folks pictured here who have a personal style very different from many of our own. Thanks for listening :)

  23. Victoria @ Runway Rundown

    August 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Love it! It’s like hippie meets grunge. Very cool.

  24. beulabelle

    August 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    not my style but this one gets interesting. the shapes relate, the black in the shirt, socks and in the detail of the shoes. some how the disagreement between the shimmer/ sequins and the paisley… it i see it.


  25. john b pritchett

    August 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Totally fabulous outfit! Love the look and Converse to top it all off!

  26. Bohemian Design

    August 16, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Fun shirt.


  27. Marcela

    August 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I like the whole long skirt with sneakers look .
    Not me, but I like it.

  28. sasha ray

    August 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    i like the skirt.
    i like the converse.
    not sure about the combination though


  29. Chloe Moreau

    August 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I love the sparkly top and flowy skirt! Mixed with the gray Converse? Love it =)


  30. Simone

    August 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Ciascuno ha i propri gusti così come il proprio stile che liberamente può interpretare ma altrettanto liberamente ciascuno può esprimere la propria opinione su quello stesso stile e in questo caso mi sento di condividere il “Sorry, but no” .

  31. hilary nicole

    August 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I actually love this look. The converse give it an edgy look. It could definitely use a belt :). Have a wonderful day!

    XO Hilary Nicole

  32. Ashley from The I on Fashion

    August 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I really like her look, even though its not conventional. I definitely like the skirt more than the shirt, mainly because of all the dark colors that still seem to add boldness to the outfit.

    The I on Fashion

  33. Anonymous

    August 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Stephanie-instead of ‘sorry, no’ or ‘um, no’ is it OK if I say she looks like a ragamuffin. Because she does, to me. This is not an attractive look. To me. Can I have my own opinion and express it in a way that I want? Just curious.

  34. maria

    August 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    after recently living & working in stockholm for 3 years, your recent posts remind me of all the days seeing interesting & beautiful people everywhere. i can appreciate all of these looks and styles! love them!

  35. Elicia

    August 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    A little shapeless and disheveled for my taste. I would love the top over some leggings or skinny pants.

  36. Kimberley California

    August 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    There’s just way to much volume to the blouse and skirt. I think one or the other should have been less in volume; it takes away from her slinderness. But I do love her messy hair and the colour, is to die for…

  37. Marcel Da Chump

    August 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    @Stephanie, I appreciate your “let’s keep it in perspective, people” comment. I’m not a fan of “sorry” . If I don’t like something, I say nothing. I can be very cutting and Scott has judiciously nixed my negative comments in the past.

  38. Kimberly

    August 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    She looks depressed;-(. The clothes reflect this. If she was happy/smiling she’d be beautiful.

  39. CBC

    August 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    in looks new …..

  40. Morgan

    August 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I find it very interesting and inspiring…this picture spoke to me…not everyone can understand this style and picture which makes it special because it has something enigmatic and personal..it is refreshing to see this…I am fed up of seeing overdone high fashion styles that are repeated and dont talk from the soul..there are so many people who cover up their emotions…does one always have to smile, or show they are happy…sadness also has its beauty….

  41. Stephanie

    August 16, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    @Anonymous (August 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm)

    “Stephanie-instead of ‘sorry, no’ or ‘um, no’ is it OK if I say she looks like a ragamuffin. Because she does, to me. This is not an attractive look. To me. Can I have my own opinion and express it in a way that I want? Just curious.”

    Heck yeah! It’s mean, but it has some substance and isn’t binary. It’s still judgmental, but by holding the “sorry” you’re sparing the gal and the rest of us from positioning yourself as the holy water sprinkler of style. You can express yourself in any way you want…just as I can express my own reaction to your expression any way I want :)

  42. Gerome O.

    August 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Just to second Stephanie’s comment (11:23AM), there’s no reason not to make negative/critical comments (unless you count the feelings of the person photographed…which I sure as hell do). What’s odd is to position yourself as the judge of good style. Liking/not liking something about an outfit, photo, etc. is totally legit. Saying it in a way that includes apologizing to Scott (is that what “sorry” means? or are you apologizing to the photo subject?) or whatever is just kind of arrogant and without substance. Stephanie might have been a bit more diplomatic in her comments, IMHO, tho. (For what it’s worth, I wish this photo’s subject would hold her head high so we could see her face. It looks to be a strong and pretty one.)

  43. stephanie

    August 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Sorry, I prefer Mary Kate and Ashley’s version of hobo chic.

  44. Jillian

    August 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Great pose, fabulous picture!

  45. Clara Turbay

    August 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm

  46. une chatte grise

    August 17, 2011 at 3:24 am

    As so often happens, I agree with M. Da Chump–there are times when I know there’s no real point to making a negative comment, and those times are when I feel snarky for the sake of snark. I’ve been judiciously “non-posted” too, and I always, upon reflection, knew why.

    And I love Stephanie’s response to the “ragamuffin” challenge. It is indeed one thing to offer a reasoned comment on why one thinks a look doesn’t work; it’s another to simply cast aspersion from on high. Though I would love to be able to list “Holy water sprinkler of style” on my CV…

    BTW, I dig the look in the photo. It captures a DIY hippie-punk vibe I truly love.

  47. Eduardo García

    August 17, 2011 at 4:20 am

    this girl needs two hours of rest, because her face looks tired, but after a refreshing siesta, she could become the queen of Bucharest streets.

  48. tom

    August 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

    R/E Stephanie’s comment- Part of the enjoyment of this blog is agreeing or not agreeing with what is presented. As long is it not unusally vitrolic or crass one should be free to formulate an opinion. Despite you reservations I will continue to use “sorry,not” or “no” if it is something I don’t like. I may support others’ decisions in what they wear but I don’t have to agree.

  49. songbird

    August 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

    love the over sized clothes with the slouchy looking back posture..ans sneakers again…wheeeeeeee…!!!!

  50. vintage engagement rings

    August 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I love the Chuck Taylors.. but dont like the look!

  51. LIZPR

    August 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    No, no, no.

    Love the top – if paired with a skinny jean or legging and a tall, sexy boot …. not a fan of the skirt but if I had to style it, would do so with a sleeveless white top and simple, flat sandal; the converse, with almost anything else.

    BTW – I perused some previous comments – and I see nothing wrong with “um, no” (translation: “I don’t like this look”); and saying “sorry” is simply being polite and diplomatic. Nobody’s being patronising here, so everybody rela-a-a-ax……

  52. ktmo

    August 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    i love this. it’s like she’s already bored of hearing us all evaluate her style before we even started, daring the world to tell her, “um, no” in any respect.
    very anti-establishment, intriguing, and colourful. i am so down.

  53. Frederick

    August 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Stephanie, Thanks for your comment. Agreed. For me it is too much contrast without that one thing that will tie it all together. Take out the dress and put in a pair of levis?

  54. Martine

    August 17, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Its alternative. Somehow I doubt she would want someone that lusts for designer shoes to love how she looks. But I certainly like it. I wouldn’t wear it now, but maybe if I was 19 i would have. I know that a lot of people at the U would love this.

  55. Martine

    August 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    ktmo; yes you said what I was trying to say, but better. Exactly, she doesn’t care what we think, and I like that.

  56. discount diamond rings

    August 18, 2011 at 6:40 am

    My wife loves the skirt.. lovely.

  57. QQ

    August 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm


  58. NoOne

    August 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    @Stephanie: Commenting “Sorry, no” is simply being polite, as it would be rude to go into the myriad ways an outfit/person/pose falls short of aesethetic pleasure.

  59. The C Word

    August 19, 2011 at 5:55 am

    It amuses me how people give out opinions as absolute truths, when opinions on style are always subjective of nature.

    My personal opinion is, however, that the lady is very lovely in this boho enseble.

  60. Peachy

    August 19, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Ow I really love this combination between the chic top and the grunge skirt! she s got an interesting style! xx

    peachy, http://peachycharliechique.blogspot.com/

  61. Patricia

    September 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Who doesn’t wear converse in Sto? Love that it is such a staple!

  62. Kate

    September 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    She looks amazing, love her style!

  63. balqis

    September 9, 2011 at 4:55 am

    luv diz a lot

  64. Name*

    January 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I think she looks great….but to those people who post anything that has the word “sorry” in it….. If you are sorry that you are writing a post, then you should know not to post it.

  65. lampwyck

    August 2, 2014 at 8:18 am

    If this was a painting – and I do see it as work of art – it might be titled – ‘The Bag Lady’

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