Sunday, August 19, 2007

On The Street……Hi-Waisted Jeans, Sodermalm, Stockholm


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  1. Snork

    August 19, 2007 at 9:50 am

    The girl looks great, although her style is bland and unoriginal. A good shot.

    • Martine

      March 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      How do you get that? I think its a very original outfit. It may not scream weirdness. But there are plenty of unusual and well chosen details. Thats how a confident, sophisticated young woman shows her originality. In the details.

  2. trillina

    August 19, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Love the high-heel oxfords! She wears it well because she is beautiful, but I prefer looser high-waisted styles.

    The photo a great juxtaposition — a polished model-type next to the graffiti…

  3. Gustav

    August 19, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Nike is the hottest chick in town!

  4. Greg

    August 19, 2007 at 10:53 am

    She’s gorgeous, so she’d have to work hard to have an item look terrible on her.

    That being said, high-waisted jeans are NOT for even the majority of women. Style should work with one’s build, and high-waisted jeans simply serve to make the woman’s butt look huge. From the front, sure, they can add a flair of style, but from behind it just becomes a crime.

    High-waisted jeans inevitably look like “Mom jeans” from behind

    • Name*

      November 3, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      They look even better from behind. They emphasize the waist, and make legs look long, not that this girl needs it. The problem with low waist is it makes everyone look like their torso is too long, and their legs too short, and no one wants their torso to look long.

  5. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 10:59 am

    umm…Charlotte Gainsbourg in the September issue of Elle magazine…sort of makes it an unoriginal look. But I do like her shoes.

  6. Anne

    August 19, 2007 at 11:09 am

    She’s attractive in spite of the jeans she’s wearing. To me, it looks like her jeans are eating her torso.

    I think high-waisted styles are best when they’re fitted like loose trousers rather than like a pair of tights. The latter gives an unattractive bunching effect around the middle, even on the skinniest woman.

  7. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 11:17 am

    simple yet “wow!”-worthy!

  8. Maria

    August 19, 2007 at 11:27 am

    she needs more curves to make the high waist look sexy…it just looks big on her.

  9. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 11:29 am

    A vision! Flawless!

  10. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Hi-waisted has been touted as a way to camouflage a touch of girth. This pair, however, reveals all due to the stitching.

    It’s like she’s wearing faux-Daisy Dukes! Would have been nice to see the back on this.


  11. ConservativeInNY

    August 19, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Now she really worked this look to pieces. What a beautiful silhouette, and I have yet to see the high waisted jean done so well. I dont care for the top, but it works for her. Unlike you trillina, I LOVE the skinny high waist, loose high waist on anyone gives such a granny-esque look.

  12. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Wow! Of course to make jeans like that work really well you need an elastic waistband, and … no back pockets!

  13. Allison

    August 19, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    love the attitude & the glasses w/ that hair is fabulous!

  14. Jane Flanagan

    August 19, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Jean shapes will come and go. And the best rule is to consider your own body first, then look for fashionable jeans to fit it. She’s done exactly that, it just so happens she has a figure that can carry this style. For me, the Oxford heels here are the great “anyone can do” takeaway…

  15. t38

    August 19, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Trendy (trousers and shoes), clean (no adds) and nice.

  16. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    She looks very young and like a model –that is, very slender and perfectly fashionably dressed.
    There is, however, little here that I, as an average person, can learn from for myself.

  17. Mr. December

    August 19, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    pretty kick-ass shoes

  18. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    oh, the swedish label cheap monday of course… she looks nice in those jeans, but not fabolous. i like her hair though

  19. DJ FunkyGrrL

    August 19, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    A waqif model look :8)
    With a touch of la cool

  20. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    I’m in love with those jeans!

  21. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    High-waisted jeans *do* make one’s waist look tiny (as opposed to low waisted styles that can give the slenderest girl a bit of a tragic muffin top). And for those of us with tiny bottoms and skinny skinny thighs, they don’t necessarily look like “mom jeans” — even from behind.

    It all depends on the figure. Some gals, like me, tend to have thicker middles and skinny legs, and the low waisted styles will NEVER look good on us, while the high waisted styles can give us the illusion of a trim midsection.

    Which leads me to wonder, Why doesn’t the Sart show pics of women whose clothing choices are *kind* to their figures? An anorexic teen (like the girl pictured here) looks good in anything. It would be more interesting to see a few pics of people with imperfect bodies whose smart, careful clothing choices make the most of what they’ve got.

    • Maria

      November 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      She is certainly not anorexic. Her body is perfect.

  22. Alyxmyself

    August 19, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    A slim young girl of style will always be able to carry an on trend look, even if it flatters the very few. In some instances unflattering becomes that much more intriguing, because a woman of some style will always shoot for flattering!
    However, if one looks more closely at the design, it is apparent that these jeans were meant to be belted (slim metallic or black patent? would have been nice) and then folded over. With a true high waist jean,in the same silhouette, it would have been perfectly done.
    Old age and treachery prompt me to point out she will regret the snags which result from leaning that sheer top against that brick wall!

  23. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Not many could pull this off, but she does it beautifully!

  24. Asian Models Blogger

    August 19, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Even on a gorgeous body like that, the high waisted jeans look awkward and unflattering. So can you imagine that on mere mortals?!?!

    I love the style/attitude though. She’s saying, “I know I look GOOD!”

  25. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Next year – Denim Cat suits. You heard it here first.

  26. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    I’m not feeling this look. It seems unfinished. Despite the unusual jeans style, the look isn’t very exciting and I’m afraid to say, this woman looks as though she was found at the mall, not the streets of Stockholm.

  27. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    anon 5:30 — “anorexic teen”?? that is such a foul judgment, and so unkind.

    she looks absolutely lovely.

  28. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    She’s got really gorgeous hair that looks so easy on her. And I love her sunnies!

  29. Lucy

    August 19, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    My first impression was “wow”, but then I realised that was all about the girl from the waist up and ankles down. The more I looked at those jeans the more flaws I found – they are bunched and creased in so many places and look very unsleek and downright unsexy (and, this is uncool: uncomfortable.)

    That’s one of the things about all the men you shoot. They all look so easy and as though they are having a good time wearing their clothes.

  30. landis

    August 19, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    you know how you kind of see a trend take off. and then you think to yourself: “really? that? on you? on ANYONE?”.

    that’s where i am with this.

  31. Andrew

    August 19, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    I keep telling all my girlfriends to start rocking jeans like this! Super hot. I need to go meet my wife over there

  32. Carol Diehl

    August 19, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Bitch and moan! Really!
    What’s to complain about here? Probably no one could wear those jeans but her–nor would want to–but so what? She looks fabulous, pulling off the impossible. I love it when I see people looking so casual and elegant at the same time. Something to strive for.

  33. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    anon @ 5:30,
    You said:

    “An anorexic teen (like the girl pictured here) looks good in anything.”

    For shame. You have no idea who this young woman is. Furthermore, you’ve added another level of insanity by equating beauty (“good”) with eating disorders.

    Kudos, (it took a prayer to not call you out of your name by including an insulting noun here).

    Sart, I thought you said you were omitting posts that mentioned people’s weight in such a negative manner.


  34. thefashiondiaries

    August 19, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    I love your blog!

  35. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 2:23 am

    i cant make up my mind about high waisted jeans! She looks great but i cant help but wonder what they look like from the back – but then again I am possibly the last person on earth to have gotten used to skinny jeans and I now own a few pairs so you never know…

  36. LaLa

    August 20, 2007 at 4:04 am

    love the pants love the attitude, i dont blame you for enjoying taking pictures of stockholm !!

  37. Suz

    August 20, 2007 at 4:42 am

    ” a woman of some style will always shoot for flattering!’


  38. ana

    August 20, 2007 at 6:22 am

    m’inspira i m’encanta!!!!!!

  39. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 6:31 am

    hideous jeans. high-waisted look go on no one. super low-rise may have gone too far, but in general a low rise with a slight flare to the pant leg makes everyone look better

  40. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Tis kooks nice from the front-but how does it look from the side and the back?BTW the girl looks real nice too,but she could give a small smile.

  41. mikaela

    August 20, 2007 at 7:59 am

    ooh she look really cool, the whole outfit feels secure and trendy. She has got that babydoll face – so adorable!

  42. Candid Cool

    August 20, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Ok people in stockholm are ridiculously good looking

  43. Alice Olive

    August 20, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Wow – she is seriously cool. Love it.

  44. Iheartfashion

    August 20, 2007 at 11:15 am

    She’s ideally suited to high-waisted jeans, and looks fantastic in them, but most women should be advised not to try this at home! Love the shoes as well.

  45. jen

    August 20, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    The hair is fabulous!!!

  46. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Am I the only one here who thinks high waisted jeans will become mainstream? (Like skinnies, remember how everyone was bashing them when they first appeared?) I own a pair of high waisted jeans but have yet been brave enough to wear it. She looks terrific!

  47. Vico

    August 20, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    hi everybody i’m 15 years old I live in Paris .This look is amazing i really like the ” Taille – haute slim ” ( french ) i think it’s really beautiful . But the only thing it’s only for really really skin ( maigre) girls ! But it’s very nice . Bye Bye

  48. fashion me this

    August 20, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    what a great outfit
    the jeans fit amazingly and flatter her very well, the top is refined and interesting, and the oxfords! Too cute

    And i love this girl’s attitude shown in the picture

  49. platinum blonde

    August 20, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    gorgeous girl pulling off this look beautifully…she looks like she could easily be the coolest girl in the room.

  50. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    She would get away with murder.

  51. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    No. Not extreme-high-waisted jeans No. No.

    In a light wool or linen or anything else, I’d probably like it.

    In jeans I get flashback to some really awful jeans in 1973 or so. Guys in bowl cuts.

    But, love the shoes.

    – desertwind

  52. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    If you can work it- like she can – go for it. She’s totally got it going on, the shoes make it for her.ij

  53. Sanna

    August 20, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    It is a great look, but I wish it was a more womanly body in it, still slim and slender, but a bit more.. developed. I can’t help feeling that this is a bit to much like playing dress-up.

  54. E. Frank

    August 21, 2007 at 12:37 am

    She is breathtaking. Where can you find jeans like this? I want to buy a pair for my girlfriend immediately.

  55. Anonymous

    August 21, 2007 at 1:14 am

    mom jeans… i dont care how many celebs wear em, they all end up lookin like moms.

  56. Anonymous

    August 21, 2007 at 2:00 am

    omg. americans criticizing swedes about style.

  57. Lena

    August 21, 2007 at 5:20 am

    In scandinavia & London (probably elsewhere in UK aswell) high-waisted jeans have allmost become mainstream..
    I don’t like these pair that much – but simpler styles like “Acne Tube” is very flattering for the female body – so to those of you who thinks it looks “mumsy” … sorry!! Maybe you confuse “mumsy” with female shape!?

  58. JD

    August 21, 2007 at 5:53 am

    Am I the only one who reacts more to the fact that SHE looks as amazing as her outfit? She looks supercute.

  59. Laurita:Editha

    August 21, 2007 at 10:57 am

    i ADORE her hair. it is amazing!
    the nail polish’ colour: great contrast.
    but the rest.. ouch!

  60. beck

    August 21, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    wpabso fuckin lutely amazing!!!

  61. Anonymous

    August 21, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Like someone said, most could not get away with this style but if you have a body like this and happen to be this cute-you can. Ha! Don’t you hate her?

  62. shuttergirl

    August 21, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    This image brings me to inquire about Cheap Monday jeans. This company is appropriately based in Stockholm, but I’m trying to find out where I can buy their jeans in Toronto, Canada. Anyone?

    Also, thanks for all the comments. I was convinced about the hi-waist jeans, but will remember to check my rear in the mirror before I make a purchase.

  63. Anonymous

    August 21, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Like someone mentioned, high waisted is pretty much mainstream in london & the more style conscious euro countries … i must admit, i do find it hysterical that americans are criticising europeans on clothes … the irony!

    p.s – the anon that called the girl anorexic … you should be ashamed of yourself – thats vile & disgusting.

  64. The Idea Of Progress

    August 23, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    …and no. It’s not impossible for high waisted jeans to work, but those just reminded me of Steve Urkle.

  65. Anonymous

    August 24, 2007 at 6:24 am


    end of story.


    August 24, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Oh, how lovely is the life of a girl with long legs!

  67. out&about.

    August 26, 2007 at 10:14 am

    What a beautiful Hollywood hairdo!
    I must say though that her outfit isn´t very creative. When it comes to fashion, there is too many unwritten rules in Stockholm. People adapt to trends quickly, which doesn´t necessarily have to be a bad thing, but it gets sooo boring (high waisted jeans etc.)
    Having that said, that is also what I appreciate with our capital.
    I guess it´s kind of a love and hate relationship.

    ps. Scott Schuman, you must have an awesome job! Keep it up!

  68. Anonymous

    August 29, 2007 at 11:33 am

    and btw, high waist looks sooooo great on curvier women.

    my body sort of looks like hers´, with small curves and long legs and i´d kill for some more curvaciousness. peace.

  69. boho*céline

    September 20, 2007 at 9:53 am

    i’m wearing these pants at this moment (cheap monday jeans) no question thati think she looks great

  70. Martine

    September 22, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Amazingly great outfit. Its four years later, and I would wear it right now. How wonderful.

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