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Friday, August 29, 2008

On the Street.....Jean Shorts, Paris

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Blogger Tinkerbell and fairies said ... (9:09 AM) : 

awesome look! Great idea of pairing with stunning boots.


Anonymous Anders said ... (9:13 AM) : 

Excuse me while I do my Tex Avery-thing and pick up my jaw from the floor. :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:16 AM) : 

Hm, I'm quite tempted to say that this is a very American look, though not in a good way... No offense. I DO like the boots though!


Blogger Barbara said ... (9:19 AM) : 

absolutely love this. you caught the confidence of this girl well.


Blogger Perla said ... (9:21 AM) : 



Blogger Rich said ... (9:23 AM) : 

Wow. those boots are HOT. and i love the interplay of blues. and the shorts length is perfect!


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (9:24 AM) : 

Wow, this is a bold, bold look, especially for Paris! I think the majority of us have seen all the tabloid pictures of Britney Spears (with the front pockets protruding from the bottom of her cutoffs) to even think about attempting this. I like what she's done, though. A lot. Inevitably she pulls it off because she has long, lean legs. There is something pseudo thrown-together in her outfit. Let's see, an 80's-style cropped jacket, cutoffs, and bootie heels: perfect example of fashion synergy where the total is greater than the simple sum. I love her shades, they remind me of a Bottega Veneta style I have seen. The gold hardware on her purse disagrees with the outfit, and makes her look like a UES princess trying to pass as a downtown gal. It sounds as if I am complaining but I really like this look. Not for the faint of heart, that's for sure! Jorge from W Palm Beach


Blogger Old Housecoat said ... (9:27 AM) : 

That entire look is Trashy and Tacky - If you'd been in W. Virginia it would have never made it on to the page. Vive la France!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 AM) : 

This works because the over-the-top leg exposure is offset by her coverage on top. The pale boots let the length of her legs finish uninterrupted. I love the beautiful blues with black. You go girl! Do it while you can!!


Blogger meva said ... (9:41 AM) : 

I am of the belief that short shorts and boots should be left to exotic dancers. Not a street look I'd like to emulate.


Anonymous Hissy Stitch said ... (9:41 AM) : 

If it were an American look, she'd be wearing a t-shirt with some corporate logo or funny saying on it instead of a plain black shirt and that fabulous jacket. Not sure about the boots, though. Here's one place the overused gladiator sandals would be right at home.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 AM) : 

The clothing combines with the building that has just behind her, Perfect.


Anonymous Pandora said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Old Housecoat nailed it. The boots make it look really cheap. AND uncomfortable


Blogger Stephanie said ... (9:53 AM) : 

Jorts aren't my favorite. However, she looks great!


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Hey, isn't that a still of Jodie foster from the movie "Taxi Driver"?

Something kind of hooker-ish about that ensemble.


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (10:46 AM) : 

She looks fantastic. call me old-fashioned but i would normally sawn off jeans are not appropriate for the city but as anon 9:39am said her top - that fabulous jacket - balances the look along with the boots. She also proves the point that expensive accessories (her bag) let you get away with if not everything, then a lot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:47 AM) : 

somthing about the cut of these cut-offs is just not right. the line is just not straight enough across- giving us that look that some have called stripper. Also, her shirt isn't long enough.

in theory this outfit should work... it's just the pieces are all a bit OFF.


Blogger KD said ... (10:47 AM) : 

I love it from the waist up. I'm not such a fan of jean shorts and white boots (separate or together) but even so, I think she pulls it off with aplomb.


Blogger Marianne said ... (10:53 AM) : 

I second the gladiator sandals - I love everything about this look, and then I see the shoes and go "ughh".


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:01 AM) : 

she's a big model and looks fierce


Blogger Jimena said ... (11:07 AM) : 

I don't think this look would work on many people, only on willowy women with a model appearance.

I love how she seems to know what she can pull off and goes for it.


Blogger Meredith said ... (11:10 AM) : 

The boots make her look like a streetwalker from Kentucky. I like the look otherwise.


Blogger The Man Who Knew Too Much said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Wow. Very sexy and tasteful at the same time, although I am not quite content with the choice for shoes.

Going to Paris this autumn, can't wait.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 AM) : 

I've always found it more amusing than sexy when women wear boots with shorts - the higher the boot, the funnier it looks. But she has some HOT legs, and the shorts work for her. Now she just needs to lose the big goofy sunglasses and put a smile on that pretty face of hers.


Blogger norawoah said ... (11:19 AM) : 

oh, she owns it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

HATE the shorts- cut offs are hot but she didn't get it right- and the boots aren't helping. I do love her jacket though.


Blogger S said ... (11:39 AM) : 

She just oozes style.


Blogger Gabriela said ... (11:45 AM) : 

Wow! That's a beautiful girl and what a gorgeous jacket! I like the combo with those shorts too, but why not going all the way towards pure originality? She could do better: I'm getting a bit tired of that hudge sunglasses + trendy booties formula. Too many girls do that, and it doesn't look genuine anymore. Wouldn't it be a good time to look for something new? Any ideas someone?


Blogger Olviya said ... (11:51 AM) : 

i love love love this look!!!
her boots, shorts, jacket, bag, glasses are so stylish! good casual rock-glam!


Blogger brando said ... (11:54 AM) : 

Can I just say WERK! Her attitude makes the outfit for me.


Blogger Martini said ... (11:55 AM) : 

she's got legs for days.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:55 AM) : 

umm I dont know what to say except that I am making this my background woww


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:02 PM) : 

Holy Smokes! She looks like a young Jodie Foster.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 PM) : 

would love to have her on top!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 PM) : 

guess I am odd-person out I love it all except the boots I think they are awful.... that's why we love the sartorialist!


Anonymous Cheryl said ... (12:12 PM) : 

No, no, no, no.

Not pretty.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:19 PM) : 

I too love it from the waist up, but the denim shorts and boots look a little contrived, especially for a Parisian woman. Love her easy hair and sunglasses.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 PM) : 

although thorough dissection of this look may reveal that its a bit tacky, i feel like this is the most effortless look thats been on the sartorialist for a while - as if she just woke up and picked some things off her bedroom floor without thinking about it at all - and that i can appreciate


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Shorts and heels, especially boots, is tacky. Not only that, the shorts don't look right. Nice jacket, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:16 PM) : 

While she is obviously physically lovely, the style here does nothing for me. Overlong exposure to this very look on teenage girls at the local mall food court may have ruined it for me.


Blogger Maggie May said ... (1:25 PM) : 

she's freaking gorgeous!!!

love the boots with the shorts, love her hair, her mouth, her stance, her legs,etc.


Blogger Liz said ... (1:37 PM) : 

this is one of the few times where i straight out do not like something. but she has good legs, so whatever.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (1:48 PM) : 

I'd marry her!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:50 PM) : 

I like the look, mostly because of the proportions. The wash of the shorts makes them look kind of cheap though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:45 PM) : 

this is an unrealistic style for real life. that girl is a model who is likely five foot ten. most girls aren't going to have legs like her. (need proof she's a model; the girl to her right is sasha pivovarova)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:51 PM) : 

mhm, if the shorts were not made up of cheap looking denim, the look would be much better. the jacket is already pretty casual-looking, together with the shorts' casualness it's just too much. Probably she chose she shorts for matching the jacket's color


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:16 PM) : 

The word 'tacky' has been quite a few times here. Tacky + Irony = Cool. Personally I feel the ironic elements this girl pulls off here are her beautiful face and hair, incredible legs, enigmatic sunglasses and no small amount of attitude.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Is this Maryna Linchuk?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:09 PM) : 

she's hott, and i love the rest of the look, but i'm not crazy about the shorts. they look a little cheesy/slutty.

also, ever since Scott said the thing about boots that length i can't help but notice how they fall at an unflattering part of the calf.
her legs are obviously skinny, so maybe it doesn't matter for her, but once i notice it I can't help thinking that the proportions are weird.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (4:30 PM) : 

Great look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 PM) : 

Cracks aside, you have to admit she looks like Michelle Pfieffer in a way. I am not a fan of the boots, she's got great legs though. Was she riding a scooter dressed this way? I hope not.--HB


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:25 PM) : 

This is horrible, and when is the trend of oversized sunglasses going to run its course already. I am much more interested in the sleek look of the lady in the side of the photo. To me, the main girl is boring and the shorts and boot look is way overdone.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:07 PM) : 

Too retro, but she looks like she can pretty much get away with anything.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 PM) : 

Personally, I think the clothes make her look very tacky.


Blogger maria said ... (7:44 PM) : 

to me the shorts are a bit off. echoing an earlier comment, there just is something off about them. i believe it has to do with the fringe and slant cut which make them the only "messy" piece worn here. i'm looking more for something polished to compliment the rest of the pieces. a hemmed and slightly longer short. can't decide what color though. she looks great anyway. she owns the look and there is just a confidence in her stance that can pretty much override any criticism.


Blogger lily said ... (7:46 PM) : 

Great girl, great look, EXCEPT the ugly boots.
Her model legs make the shorts work, though it would probs not work on most people.
The top part is perfect.
The boots just ruin it all.


Blogger cassaundra said ... (8:52 PM) : 

OH, i love it! cut-offs are too sexy & i love her glasses. very sassy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:07 PM) : 

The length of the shorts seem off...they should have been shorter to get the trashy look to go with the booties. More fraying, perhaps the pocket lining showing.


Blogger Gigilove said ... (9:29 PM) : 

I like this look from the waist up, don't mind the shorts but I think she could do better with the boots.

The colour of her sunglasses is perfect against the blue of her jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:34 PM) : 

I can't stand the fact that so many people come here just to talk badly about those featured on your website.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 PM) : 

Yeah that is Maryna Linchuk, one of the biggest models in the world right now. Killer walk! But yeah, she pulls off a would be really tacky outfit off really well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 PM) : 

i too am a never nude.. i know all about wearing cut-offs


Blogger metscan said ... (12:36 AM) : 

She looks cute,has perfect legs for the shorts but I don´t like the boots,maybe if they were another color...


Blogger John Christopher said ... (12:54 AM) : 

wow, great legs.


Blogger Muriel Mercurial said ... (1:13 AM) : 

Beautiful, I love the way she scrunched up the sleeves of the blazer. Not to mention the fabulous color of the blazer...


Blogger Laurence John said ... (6:15 AM) : 

this is quite a lecherous shot for you. this picture is about her sexy legs. the clothes are irrelevant.


Blogger PhilM said ... (8:15 AM) : 

daisy duke is back!


Anonymous BklynBabe said ... (9:01 AM) : 

As a woman, she's beautiful. The outfit is blech. Sorry but the first thing I thought was trashy American, and 80's.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:50 AM) : 

She looks so hot.
Like the pushed-up sleeves!


Blogger Chris said ... (12:21 PM) : 

at first glance, i thought she was Lily Cole... very non-chalant, but chic.... ;-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 

What are the black straps hanging over her hips? They aren't attached to the bag....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:04 PM) : 

I suppose when you look like this girl, you could get away with wearing a potato sack...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

LOOOOVE the glasses and the boots :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:36 PM) : 

I'm surprised that only one person so far has commented on her suspenders(!)Personally, its not the shorts that bother me, it's those random straps and the boots. I've never been a big fan of ankle boots, I think they hit the leg in a weird place and look kind of trashy. I like the idea though- with a pair of cute flats or even converse or something. Anything but those boots.


Blogger samuel.b.parker said ... (4:07 PM) : 

I like it for what it is, no complaints.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 PM) : 

I like it. I can see how everyone sees the "teen girl" look from the 80's and 90's...DJ from full house.
But the truth is, she makes it modern and chic. Plus, its a great look for the "it's not summer anymore, but it's still not fall" look. Plus, it looks like it took her 5 min. to get dress. it's great.


Blogger nowohucianka said ... (5:57 PM) : 

She is truly hot. Although I am not sure about the boots - can't decide, do they look cheap or just nonchalant.


Anonymous couturecate said ... (7:29 PM) : 

Looks like Angela Lindvall, but i don't think she does runway anymore--so it's probably the model someone else mentioned. Fierce.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:02 PM) : 

jorge from w palm beach; I think they're louis vuitton sunglasses.

I love the blazer with pushed up sleeves paired with denim cutoffs. I love the sunglasses. Most of all I love her beauty. But what I don't love on anyone is ankle boots, especially loose ankle boots. Occasionally one of your all black french women pull it off, but these, I always feel are so unflattering. It's a shame really, that they're in fashion.


Anonymous Katrionagh said ... (10:12 PM) : 

I just can't get into it - the whole aseasonal thing doesn't do it for me. It's like trying to wear a miniskirt and a big woolen scarf at the same time...

On the plus side, the girl is beautiful, and I covet them shades.


Blogger Raven said ... (12:05 AM) : 

Some other type of short and shoe and maybe this could work, but I agree with everyone above who said boots plus cut-offs equal a very unbecoming trashy look. Brings back bad memories from a childhood spent with biker parents and their highly unfashionable friends. Just can't take it seriously.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:00 AM) : 

OK I have to say it looks good, but usually I hate jean shorts... So Southern trashy... I think the reason this works is that even though they are cut-offs they are cut low enough not to be trashy... Plus she looks like she absolutely owns this look...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:07 AM) : 

After much consideration, I've decided that I love this outfit, but hate the shorts. I could see it working, if it weren't for the subtly lopsided cut and fraying of the shorts -- which takes it from carelessly casual to cheap&tacky. Otherwise, I second whoever said that she's pulled this off with tremendous aplomb. Respect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 AM) : 

YSL jacket, Chie Mihara boots?
I don't care who she is, if it had been a denim mini rather than shorts I think the outfit would have worked 100% better. However - she's making major bank, doubt she'd care much about my critique..!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:57 AM) : 

wow maryna linchuk. i didnt know she had such great personal style, personally i adore this outfit. and i think she might actually be wearing overalls i dont know what else those straps could be


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:46 PM) : 

maryna and sasha!
sart, you have a dream job.
i love her jacket - very YSL last season.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:42 PM) : 

in a word, "yuck."
too-short shorts with suspenders hanging down? a too-large blazer, white ugly old vintage boots and a prada purse. this whole thing is a disaster. she is trying too hard and doesn't have any identity.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:17 AM) : 

I can see why a man (dare I say, any man) would find this fashionable...


Blogger londondog said ... (4:18 AM) : 

Great pose and great look. I really like the fact that they are frayed rather then turned up and love the shorts-boots combo. Mind you - as usual Kate Moss was there first - here in 2007 ;-)


Blogger "the girl who ate everything and didnt even burp" said ... (7:28 AM) : 

I think the lady on right has better sunglasses than her.
Her boots are gorgeous, but I don't think it goes with this outfit. Nice touch by rolling up the sleeves though.


Blogger XAVS said ... (7:37 AM) : 

Cool look! I love shorts with a structured jacket!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:04 AM) : 

Hot! No need to say more.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 AM) : 

white trash chic.

in a really good way.


Blogger Luiza said ... (11:08 AM) : 

A lot of girls are wearing denim hotpants in London. Unless you look like this girl - and let's face it, most people don't - it's a horrible, horrible look.

Here, it's fun and young.


Blogger Original It-Boy said ... (12:42 PM) : 

This girl looks amazing, and she def knows how to put an outfit together. She is Magdalena Frackowiak, and she is wearing and YSL blazer (SS08 collections), her handbag is Prada. Yes, the boots looks awkward, but that doesnt mean she has a great style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

She really pulls off this look well--until you get down to the ankle boots. Those spoil the whole thing. Despite her beautiful long legs, they make her look awkward. She'd have done better with a pair of sandals. Just about any other style of shoe would have worked better than ankle boots.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:36 PM) : 

all kinds of bad. don't like it at all. cheap cheap cheap. not to mention scale off. shorts too short w/ the jacket heavy on the top. boots bad w/ the outfit. don't like it. did i mention that?


Blogger laura said ... (7:01 PM) : 

If she weren't so painfully beautiful and young and in Paris you'd all be asking why there was a photo of a hooker from Denver here.

The cutoffs are what throw the whole thing off kilter for me. They don't make sense.


Blogger Hundrednorth said ... (9:38 PM) : 

This is one of those looks where context is everything. Stick her in Dallas it would be just as applause-worthy, but the outfit would read completely differently.


Anonymous jessica said ... (10:49 AM) : 

indeed, it "doesn't mean she has great style" ;)
i'm sure she does, but i don't like this look. i'm SO over 80's slouchy boots!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Pretty girl. Very tacky outfit. If youth can't make it work, nothing can.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:01 PM) : 

The results of Sart's experiment are in: yes, if he puts it in his blog, no matter what it is, the majority will oooh and ahh.

I hope he will use his power for the good of mankind. :-)


Anonymous Jasmint said ... (8:05 PM) : 

The reason the jean shorts don't work is the fabric of the denim.

Why does it tent out on her left leg so irritatingly? Why is the fray just plain ol' wrong and not working?

I don't know what brand of jean she chose, but in my experience hot cutoffs only come in the form of well-worn, great fitting Levi's 501s.

Levi's denim wouldn't tent out on her jutted hip.
And when you cut and wash a pair, it doesn't fray like a frizzy little chia pet, but more like hot fringe that's slightly stringy.

To pull off the classic American cutoffs, you need more hot fringe, less chia.

Oh, here's a good example:

thank you.

Oh, and to Anonymous who doesn't like the critical comments, we're trying to save the world from less-than-desirable aesthetics. sheesh.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Wow, this is a great look!... There's enough detail and yet it still captures a certain Parisian restraint. Love it!... Bref, elle est canon!


Blogger Original It-Boy said ... (12:18 PM) : 

thanks, Jessica. It was a little mistake.


Anonymous girlygirl said ... (2:02 PM) : 

Ring, ring.

Who is it?

It's the 80s calling, they want their look back.

With a body like that she could wear a multitude of flattering styles.


Anonymous vavavinny said ... (3:58 PM) : 

Are you sure this isn't a shot from a recent issue of Vogue Paris!?! This girl OOZES sex and looks very Anna Selezneva-like and that cerulean blazer is just fantastic! Bravo!


Anonymous vavavinny said ... (4:01 PM) : 

Laura 7:01, I just got up from the floor from laughing hysterically! You offer a very good point! Those boots and shorts scream the corner of Hollywood and Vine! I don't think hookers in Denver would be wearing that ultra-chic blue blazer though!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:05 PM) : 



Blogger mr.h said ... (9:10 PM) : 

Where can I get those boots?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:10 AM) : 



Anonymous BaronArtz said ... (9:57 AM) : 

The woman on the right is more interesting to me. She has mystique. The model in the center looks like a Russian escort attempting a Tex-Mex look. Are the booties from Payless?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:57 AM) : 



Anonymous Cychou said ... (10:52 PM) : 

That is so hot.


Blogger D.Debil said ... (9:15 AM) : 

I think that there is an mistakable European look to denim wearers from that continent. It is almost as though it is a caricature of Americans wearing denim. It seems to capture the Ellulian distinction between fashion and costume, with costume being the authentic style and fashion being the transitory whim of fancy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:06 PM) : 

Old Housecoat...There are stylish people in West Virginia, one reading this blog.


Anonymous r said ... (2:15 AM) : 

not a fan


Blogger PLATFORM said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Hrm...I feel the shorts are too short and light in wash.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:23 AM) : 

Stunning boots ! I just cannot understand the numerous negative comments about them. I find them absolutuely gorgeous and so fashionable...


Anonymous pwedza said ... (10:52 AM) : 



Blogger Tel said ... (1:30 AM) : 

This gives me hope for my own generation... We are still holding it together.


Blogger Sage said ... (12:14 AM) : 

i think i see shoulder pads in the blazer... and i like it!


Blogger Liluko said ... (7:42 PM) : 

She makes it work well. I like the blazer a lot. And she makes a good choice of wearing black and covering up on top since there is so much leg showing. I can see how that if this outfit were to be worn be someone who doesn't have such sophisticated style it could have been trashy.


Anonymous Magsli said ... (3:02 PM) : 

I think shorts and an ankle boot look great. I love this outfit.


Anonymous EzGoingKev said ... (12:11 PM) : 

I like the girl and that is the most important thing. She kind of has a Jody Foster look to her.

I don't like the jacket and the boots.


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