Pictures by Mattias Swenson
BLACK/BLUE. Yesterday’s look: All black with a dash of denim. Super simple, just the way I like it!
Three things I love about this look:
1. The tough Zara boots (yes, Zara!).
2. The socks peeking out.
3. The wide cuff on the jeans– super cool!
What about you?
This photo first sparked our Studio crush on model Emma Leth…
And then we started to see her on the Zara site (we were always asking each other, who is that girl?!) and most recently we spotted her in the Sophie Bille Brahe lookbook and it made our crush official. According to my Google stalking, she is also an actress and DJ, which is a pretty lethal combination of cool.
We are crushin’ hard over here.
PS: The photo is from Cover Magazine Denmark by Rasmus Skousen.
Last week we asked if you wanted a post on Britney, the comeback kid (who came back and back again)
So, here you have it! In the vein of our bellybutton ring post (yep, that happened) here is a brief history of the Britney Comeback:
High Point (1998-2002): All is well. Britney Spears dances into our hearts with “Hit Me Baby,” and manages to snag Justin Timberlake. The two wear matching denim outfits and Britney gives a number of awesome VMA performances. What could go wrong?
Low Point (2002): The denim duo break up. The world mourns. Justin’s “Cry Me A River” music video stars a Britney look-a-like who cheats on him — everyone is on Team Justin!
Comeback (2003): Remember a little song called “Toxic”? Yeah, we need Britney in our lives again.
High Point (2003): Britney and Madonna kiss on stage at the VMAs. Our minds are blown and Christina Aguilera is pissed!
Low Point (2004-2007): Let’s call this the “Chaotic Phase”. Britney’s shotgun Vegas wedding and annulment followed by her marriage to Kevin Federline leave fans less than happy with the pop star. A few Frappuccinos and barefoot gas station stops later, Britney finally comes out with a new album! We are excited until… The VMAs. SRSLY how did it go this far??!!! And how do we turn off our eyes?!!
Comeback (2008): Britney slowly reappears in the world and then: “Womanizer”. Need we say more? (okay we’re going to say one more thing)
High Point (2011): Britney is hired to be a judge on The X Factor. Meaning that millions of viewers trust her opinion of singing!! (Hello? Anyone?)
All this and her new single came out yesterday. You tell us, high point or low point?
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So on Friday, you voted… Tomboy !!!
Here are a few notes on the debate, thank you for participating, it was really nice (and interesting) to read :)
#1 – Some of you found that the high waisted version and the cheek-peep (I made up that one) was vulgar. Some others found it anti-hygienic.
I think that, as a few of you said, this way to wear the shorts is fresh and sexy – everybody was doing it in the 70′s, it’s just cute!
The only thing is to wear it with flats…
About hygiene, I agree that I wouldn’t feel great wearing them in NYC with the taxis and stuff… But on holiday, oh yeah !!!
#2 – I’d wear the tomboy, as you know me, but I actually really love it both ways.
#3 – Some of you found that the model was too skinny on the left side (wearing the tomboy shorts)… But it’s the same model, the same pants, and not retouched! It’s only that worn without a belt, the shorts fall very low (almost to the knees), a place where leg gets skinnier… It shows how different the perception is (wearing it the tomboy way definitely makes you look skinnier), which I find super interesting.
There you go darlings!!! Big kiss!
I met Allison at J.Crew, where she is a stylist, when we did our Hello World collaboration.
I love her style, the way she mixes everything and interprets the trends (very J.Crew)… As our studio is 5 steps away from her office, we invited her to come visit on Friday to make a couple pictures.
That’s when we learned she was actually making a lot of her clothes, or personalizing them, like these jeans below that Alex loved so much she’s going to try to reproduce them (I’ll let you know how it goes).
We are getting a few questions about her style ready, let me know if you have anything you want to ask her !
I’ve always wanted a heavy, flannel shirt jacket like this but every time I try one on, the visual proportions cut me in a non-favorable way.
The above example is maybe the answer for me. Layering another shirt under the outerwear with just a sliver peeking out provides a great transition from torso to leg. Also the potential to play with patterns (like the above plaid and stripes) makes it fun challenge.