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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Shape of Denim, Milan

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:52 PM) : 

love her smile in the second picture. It may seem like she knows she is being photographed, but I bet she exudes this confidence even without a camera on her. I love the color of bag against the dark jeans.


Blogger Agyesh said ... (6:58 PM) : 

The belllllllsss are back...
I like the jacket too... nice ensemble...

I have a question though... Do bell bottoms only work on people with long legs? Haven't seen anyone compact pull them off well enough for me to remember..


Blogger Kara said ... (7:06 PM) : 

If only the willowy legs came with the jeans! Now that would be a worthwhile investment.


Blogger David Bernal said ... (7:10 PM) : 

beautiful photos!


Blogger Anthony said ... (7:31 PM) : 

maybe it's just me, but I love that her jeans (in the second photo) are torn. it makes jeans look so much more real and lived in rather than so perfect.

I think imperfection in clothing makes an outfit perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:34 PM) : 

skinny jeans forever!


Blogger Sabrina said ... (7:41 PM) : 

I love how you've captured a trend in the making. I think you might have a hand in it's acceleration. Who wouldn't want a pair after these photos?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 PM) : 

Agh, whatever. Just because kate Moss wears one shape of jeans one day, it becomes in again. Who cares! if it's in, it's out.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:25 PM) : 

Looove the wide leg jean..big fan of it myself, and it works on any height too, I'm only 5'2 and the high rise and wide leg make me look about 3 inches taller!

and i just started working at a higher end retail store and concerning the second picture its sad that women buy expensive brands and cannot hem their own clothes to keep them looking sleek and clean.

What happened to the art of sewing?

Kate Lou B.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (8:31 PM) : 

Love both looks! Those jeans gorgeous!
The second looks my favourite! Her jacket, her jeans, her bag, her shoes, her hair and her smile are really beautiful!


Blogger suzannemarques said ... (8:46 PM) : 

i love the torn back ends of her jeans! it shows they've been lived in to me. say, you wear a shorter heel and just have to wear the jeans because you love them so much. that's what it says to me.

yes, wishing i had an extra 6 inches to my legs right about now :) gorgeous


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 PM) : 

back to flares? tragedy.


Blogger Sarah M. said ... (8:55 PM) : 

Emanuelle Alt? She looks amazing, and makes me want to hurry my search for the perfect wide-leg jeans.

Whenever I see a picture of her, I remember what you said about her and Carine being like rock stars at the shows in Paris


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 PM) : 

Love the pics!!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:06 PM) : 

she is such perfection in the second picture. i want her legs and those pants!


Blogger MARIA H said ... (9:41 PM) : 

I dare you to find any petite or even normal height women doing this as well as these 6"...women.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:47 PM) : 

Love the 70's silhouette of her beautiful dark-rinse jeans. The frayed bits at the back add real worn-in charm. ^^

Of course, her model body type helps a lot, too... >>;;


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:25 PM) : 

When in doubt, 4 inch heels or better yet platforms.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 PM) : 

I am glad we are finally getting out of the skinny "Long John" jeans trend which has been less than attractive on most people. However I do like the flared pant. Even if it has the same disadvantage as the skinny ones, you have to be something like a size 00 in order for it to look fabulous.


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (10:35 PM) : 

Larger versions of my favorite pictures!!!!!! You've made my day!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:54 PM) : 

I really don't think this is the way jeans are going. At least I hope not. Didn't we just move away from the wide leg?


Blogger Faye said ... (10:59 PM) : 

This blog contains the most striking photos I've seen in a while. I wish, however, that it could be denoted on each picture where the clothes were obtained. If the purpose of the blog is to be accessible and down-to-earth, that's one sure way to do it. I imagine that not all of the beautiful clothes and styles pictured in this blog are only high-end designer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:36 PM) : 

I think both these girls look great...I love the frayed bottoms, I agree that clothes look better when they're not perfect. I also think her jacket in the second photo is the perfect nice to see a leather jacket that's not cropped! I'm not against the return of wide-leg jeans because these are not 'flared' so much as a gradual widening that's really flattering and glamourous-looking, especially in super dark denim...and so refreshing after many years of skinnys (even though I still love them!).

My problem with this developing trend, and it makes me laugh reading all the posts above wishing they had long legs, is that I'm 6 feet tall and extremely long-legged at that; but since everyone I've seen in these jeans is wearing them with heels and they still skim the ground, I'm hoping maybe the inseams will be longer and I can actually wear these?! Skinny jeans are my saviours because you can get away with wearing them ankle-length, and even if they're a bit short the tightness at the ankle makes it much less noticeable. So, I am all for wide leg jeans coming back as long as some nice jean designers are going to make them long enough for my fabulous legs.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 PM) : 

I think the flair jeans have been around for a little while, because I have several of them in my closet.

I like all shapes of jeans, and each have a unique way of making a statement.

I think the key is having high shoes, at least that is the way I feel best wearing them.


Blogger mette said ... (11:40 PM) : 

Ouch,it hurts to look at these long ,slim and bottom wide jeans. I hope they won´t stay fashionable for a long time.


Blogger Anniq said ... (11:44 PM) : 

i must say i am a true fan of skinny jeans, but in the 2nd photo the girls legs look extremely long- in a good way!


Blogger Anastasia said ... (12:04 AM) : 

hooray pls make this the end of the skinny jean...just awful unless you have long long lean lean legs


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

Can anyone identify that blue bag?


Blogger Mylinh said ... (12:07 AM) : 

Excellent!!! The skinny flares are back. Black jacket+denim+royal blue in the bag - great combo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:09 AM) : 

Wearing high heels and flares creates the illusion of longer legs! So even the average or short-legged people can totally pull off this look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:18 AM) : 

That is just a wonderful silhouette, particularly in the second shot. I don't think one has to be long legged to wear these jeans but as with most things one should be lean.


Blogger benson said ... (1:47 AM) : 

The legs on these women...they are gorgeous and the jeans make them look like they go on forever. Color me envious.


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

I love that Emmanuelle looks somewhat laid back in comparison to her usual put-together chicness. Also the model-looking girl in the latter looks like she's enjoying her day and the torn hem helps provide that attitude. Sickness.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:05 AM) : 

Those jeans complement her legs so amazingly well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:11 AM) : 

love the jeans, bag and jacket! So casual chic. How i wish you could start posing what brands they are wearing ... please please please!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:21 AM) : 

I love wide-leg! I also believe anyone of any height can wear them, it's a matter of proportions. Love the second pix!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:34 AM) : 

i bought a pair of jeans like in the first pic one year ago,and i have to tell you that everyone on the street ware turning theyr had after me when i'm in this jeans...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 AM) : 

Skinny at the top and wide at the botton only works for 6ft tall model types


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 AM) : 

such perfecto long legs!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:59 AM) : 

any suggestions on what jeans those are?


Blogger Celia said ... (3:00 AM) : 

My god, those legs look a mile long.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 AM) : 

Emmanuelle Alt - is that her name, the woman in the first picture. I think i've seen her a few times on the blog before and she always looks totally miserable. Shouldn't clothes make you look and feel good? This woman's constant dreary demeanour just takes away from any style she has.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 AM) : 

i am so pleased that high rise jeans are coming back. low rise are maybe sexy when you're standing up straight in front of the changing room mirror, but not when you're bending down to pick up your children/feeding the bottom drawer of the photocopier at work! they are just so uncomfortable and expose far too much of you when you actually start moving around! it's going to be lovely to feel trendy like this without having to feel that mid-riff vulnerability!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:33 AM) : 

Yay! I am also a fan of flared jeans!
I was just wondering the other day when will it be the time to wear mine again.
I'm also quite short and have long legs as it is, but the jeans make me look taller and leaner (I have huge hips and the skinny jeans thing just does not work for me).
Although I should get my legs more into shape for the magic of the jeans to really work..
Anyhow, nice to see some people agree with the whole flared jean issue!



Blogger Jana said ... (7:08 AM) : 

Gosh her legs look like they're miles long!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:14 AM) : 

I'm loving them


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:17 AM) : 

Gorgeous!!!! It is my opinion, not for the look -even though it deserves- but for your photos, your comments, your fashion-eye, and your blog.
I am yor absolute fan....please, continue doing so excellent.
I am a Spanish girl, from madrid, who loves fashion, and every day enters your blog....why dont you visit us....??? please...

Last week I was in Milan and Florence,...looking for your camera....

Thank you for your work. Thank you for helping me dream


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:30 AM) : 

This is incredible the pants like these are back... I mean I like them, I love them, after the skinny-pants frenzy they seem so light and new... Although they are nostalgic. Especially the first picture - it reminds me so vividly of how my mom looked in 70's... [sigh] Thank you Scott :)


Blogger maggieescargot said ... (7:32 AM) : 

the jeans look awseome.
pity im a tad too short.
whenever i buy a pair of jeans, mum always ends up altering them.

she's got killers legs (L)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:34 AM) : 

Love those wide leg trouser jeans!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 AM) : 

I think the shapes of these jeans are fantastic. I'm a woman with a woman's shape; I have hips and thighs and a bottom. I'm also... short.

Skinny jeans are just awful on me. I can't pull off hip androgeous boy shape, try as I may. And I look like a balloon in those tent like floaty top things.

But in something that's tight up the top of the trouser then gets a bit wider, they balance me out. Voila chic silhouette for me. Viva la woman.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 AM) : 

I love this leg shape. I find it the most aesthetically pleasing. But only in dark, dark blue. Big heels and wide flares, can make anyone look cool.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (8:52 AM) : 

Beautifully tailored. Jeans can sometimes look so sharp. Love both of these.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 AM) : 

i have resurrected my high waist flared wide-legged jeans!

i'm only 5'4", but with the right heels, i'm 5'7", so i say...the small girls can wear these too!

the best part about the way you captured these girls? girl #1 has a closed-in defensive stance and girl #2 looks open and cheerful. yin and yang.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:24 AM) : 

Is All I can say !!!


Blogger Jaci S said ... (9:43 AM) : 

to all you wider legged jean naysayers:
I am a short girl and have and look great in my wider legged jeans. did you ever really look at a normal person in skinny jeans with a low rise? they make the butt look flatter and split the body in half.
My point is not that, it is that you should wear what looks good on you, not whatever style is in vogue. i just grew out of my high rise wider legged jean that i have had forever(over 10 years, and now i am having a child) and i am so sad, because i can't find any that also give you a little booty room.
Style is what you make of it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 AM) : 

skinny jeans rock ! but these look pretty sharp too


Blogger lewehrman said ... (10:22 AM) : 

High-waisted flares have been quietly bubbling for about a year and a half. Now it is a full blown trend and good thing, skinny jeans are not too many people's friend.

Short or tall. Skinny or heavy. The proportion balances out both. I am a 5'5" gal with a J Lo bootie and I looove the flares. Skinnies were a bit weird on me.

Flats are nice with them too. Proper hemming is the most important thing

Emanuelle and the other lady look fantastic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 AM) : 

The torn hems on the dark rinse are phony and insolent.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Yes, everybody-
wear the flared denims!
Women with short legs- get your highest heels, all models and lucky ones just put these jeans on-
you are looking more sexy than any girl in her slim pants!!!
It's so refreshing to see a new silhouette- even on your own body!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 AM) : 

The jeans in the second pic look exactly like my J Brand 4-way stretch ones and mine are frayed the exact same way. I have to wear my tallest heels b/c the inseam is 36! I'm 5'6" but these jeans elongate and hug like second skin. The lycra is like spanx, sucking in around hips and thighs like magic. Go to Barney's and get a pair now!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 AM) : 

last time I had these on was about 1997... and I didnt even wear them with heels, YIKES the 90s! After a good decade of damming the 90s to hell I think it is time to embrace SOME aspects.

lets all see what we can do....

minus platform chunks


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:23 PM) : 

tks it really helps to see how good lines are really helpful to a good look


Blogger ES said ... (12:37 PM) : 

Flares never left....just faded a bit. Love both pics and styles. I am making myself some of the wide legs in a week or two. Fun to see this is the thing in Milan.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:40 PM) : 

yesssss!! out with the skinny jean! haha


Blogger Siljesfashion said ... (12:44 PM) : 

LOVE both pictures, I am totally gaga for the widelegged jeans and general 70s look. I agree with Jaci, wear whatever you like, dont be so concerned with what others think or what is the current style. I truly believe real style is what you choose it to be.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 PM) : 

There are so many comments on here complaining that a petite person couldn't pull this look off. Does no-one remember the picture of Julie (the girl from the vodka add) wearing a similar silhouette?

Sart told us she was about 5"2.


Blogger Juliette said ... (1:00 PM) : 

While I love all aspects of the lower ensemble, I'm especially in love with the jacket!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:22 PM) : 

Love the silhouette in the first picture! Absolutely beautiful jeans and jacket! Not feeling the jeans or the bag in the second pic though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 PM) : 

The blue bag in the second pic is a Chloe Betty.


Blogger Susan B said ... (2:45 PM) : 

Wearing high heels and flares creates the illusion of longer legs! So even the average or short-legged people can totally pull off this look!

I agree. I'm 5'2" and NOT skinny, and a longer, slightly flared jean makes me look taller and better proportioned. I never gave up my bootcuts.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

Three F Rating!

Fabulous Fierce and Fantastic!

This is hot, the best of both worlds is back! Tight skinny in the butt and thighs and BELLissima in th bottoms!

I LIVE for this look of these gorge women!
It's timeless.


Blogger Jonathan said ... (6:40 PM) : 

Sart, I love the lighting on her hair in the top photo. It brings back all those yé-yé girl photos, Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin etc. But what is she standing in front of? A car wash tent? Whatever it is, I love the whole composition. Great job.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:24 PM) : 

widelegged is back.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:35 PM) : 

she looks fabulous!


Blogger Jerome O'Brien said ... (7:36 PM) : 

If anyone knows where I can get that second pretty lady's jacket, lay it on me. Or even one like it. Love the bunched up quality in the fabric!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:43 PM) : 

I dont understand these urbanites who trot around in 3+ inch heels. Most women I know have a limit of 2", even then those get saved for special occasions (I live in NYC). Must be hell for your back and feet. So I have to reject this look, unfortunately, since it only seems to look good with heels (unless you're a gazelle-like model). Are there any trends out there that don't vacuum seal your hips and thighs?!

These ladies definitely look fabulous, but I think I will have to stick to looking "just okay" in my boring straight leg jeans :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:37 PM) : 

Don't like jeans, don't wear them... but, photo # 2 is terrific and it is the photo and how the woman was captured while walking... it's all about confidence in what you wear & how you wear it. No matter the style. Now, photo # 1... hmm... Carine's sidekick, Emmannuel needs to help herself a bit with a smile or something of that nature.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 PM) : 

LOVE these jeans! Can't say it enough!

I'm 5'8 and am looking for a good pair, any suggestions? I think I can pull it off...

As for the comment, "shouldn't clothes make you look and feel good?" I think that's kind of unrealistic. Who walks around in a clothes-induced haze like it's some opiate? Ok, don't answer that. But clothes are not some panacea.

How weird would it be to be running around with a perpetual smile on your face every day simply because you are so infatuated with your own clothing?

Back to the topic at hand: she looks awesome!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 PM) : 

1st thing - wasn't this the size, shape of jean that was fabulous immediately before the 'skinny' became fabulous (and had been popular for a long time prior to the skinny's sudden dominance - this is definitely true where i live)? does anyone remember karen walker's high waisted wide legs - she 1st made them about 4 or 5 years ago now. So, I have nothing against this style - but it was the very latest thing, only about 10minutes ago so i don't know that it has really come back, as such... more like been on hiatus. 2nd thing - this is a style which is elongating on everybody - except perhaps the very fat - and on shorter ladies gives much more height than the skinny leg. having said all that, at the moment i would rather see a pencil leg and lovely ballet flat. These jeans are still a bit late 90's early noughties for my taste.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:38 PM) : 

I think people should wear what makes them feel sexy/comfortable/at ease. Why do we need to always be "on?" Let's face it, not everyone is a celebrity being followed by a camera. Lose the narcissism. Wear what you love b/c you love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:00 AM) : 

These girls look so fluid with these jeans, an effect that entirely skinny jeans simply can't achieve. And that shock blue bag goes well with girl number two's muted outfit; and nice 70s vibe with the light on girl one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 

I just got measured for a new suit and two pair of trousers today and I had these silhouettes in mind. Thank you for the inspiration. I live and work(photographer) in Korea and the tailors in the largest market in town are incredible. I can hardly wait to see my "children". Ha! Great shots!



Blogger Unknown said ... (11:57 AM) : 

shorter women can definitely wear the wide leg. try the 7 for all mankind "ginger". it's really flattering and hi rise to make your legs look longer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:07 AM) : 

zari: I know right?! how do they do it in those shoes all th time?


Blogger Susie said ... (7:19 AM) : 

Ugh. I agree the pix look great but in "real" life I don't see anyone that looks quite like that in that sort of jean. Personally I hate them, I hate walking in them and having all that fabric swish around me. I hate looking down and hardly seeing my shoes. I'm 5'8" 124 lbs. alot older then most of you here and give me skinny skinny jeans any day over this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:19 PM) : 

I don't agree that one must be tall to wear this jean. I'm relatively short, 5'4", and I wear this higher waist and flared leg better than any jean cut, in my opinion it elongates. Sure, the longer the leg the sleeker the look, and I might avoid this cut if my legs were extraordinarily short--but the leg over the shoe creates much longer line than the skinny jean ending at the ankle.

I've been through the jeans cycle numerous times, skinny, flared, boot, low, high, button-fly ... I like to see a little movement in the jean, just as one can imagine in the walking photo here. So, I celebrate the re-revival!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Its a wide straight leg jean that is next (as in the photos). Much different from flare. It uses the straight look from the current trend, and employs a wide instead of skinny leg to create the silhouette. Its important to note that tailored blazers and jackets will work well with the loose straight leg, as oppose to the wide empire tops that are often paired with the skinny jean. When will we see straight wide leg crops with Scandinavian inspired wedge sandals?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:05 PM) : 

smashing. the look of the girl in the second pic is belting. i really like it. i'm looking forward to find such a perfect fitting pair of jeans for me...still searching.


Blogger Lauren said ... (3:02 PM) : 

I'm so glad bigger jeans are coming back in style. I'm all about the boot cut. The slim ones just don't fit everyone.


Blogger LallaLydia said ... (4:49 PM) : 

These slim flares bode well for us who despise the skinny hipster jean. I truly hope this image of yours is pick up on by the design houses. The girl in the second pic has all her proportions right, I think.


Blogger Lucky said ... (5:42 PM) : 

the shape of her silhouette is eye-catching


Blogger Lucky said ... (5:43 PM) : 

the shape of her silhouette is eye-catching in this outfit.


Blogger amyw said ... (6:09 PM) : 

The first picture reminds me of Marianne Faithfull...the stance, the wide legs on the jeans...and the second picture! Let's just say I'm jealous of her legs.


Blogger stephaniem said ... (4:22 PM) : 

wow those jeans made me wonder if her legs were maybe endless...
i want one of those


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:18 AM) : 

Love the blue Chloe Betty in the second picture, and those jeans look great on her, really show off her legs :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:11 PM) : 

Oh good, stove pipe wide leg pants are back in fashion. We didn't get enough of this look when rave culture was around I guess.

It's a shame because there's really nothing you can do with these. They're either too long and hide your shoes or too short and look terrible swaying around your ankle.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:49 AM) : 

the bag is a chloe betty..I just got the same one in silver


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 AM) : 

Flares actually look really good on petite women, because they give the illusion of height.Nicole richie and Rachel Bilson have worn them and they look great!

Flares and bootcuts are actually ALOT easier to pull off then skinny jeans, for both short and tall women as they balance out curves.

I love how emmanuelle Alt always makes the simpliest outfits look superb. And her minimal makeup makes her more beautiful.

The bag is a Chloe Betty


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:25 PM) : 

Nice pictures, but I'm still not investing in one of those. I was tempted to buy a pair of those and they're not practical nor comfortable at all. As someone said they usually hide your shoes and get thorn from you stepping on them all the time. Even if they're perfect lenght, they swipe the floor. The worst is if it happens to rain...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 AM) : 

Love this photo. Especially with the blue bag, jeans and car.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:51 AM) : 

i love her outfit!!!! finally, there's someone who adores a medium-sized bag!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:56 AM) : 

noo bells! Thought we got over those? Are we going to go raving all night too now? It looks great on HER with that jacket but this spells disaster.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:07 PM) : 

I love both pictures. And in the end, who cares what style jeans you're wearing as long as you feel good in them. It's the exuded confidence that really gives the look its final touch.

Absolutely love the 2nd photo. It's the exact look I envy and strive for.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:09 PM) : 

Haha! I've been going through your archives and when I saw this I just had to comment. The September 2010 edition of Lucky Mag just declared this very shape for denim the "IT" style for fall. Nice work Sart!


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