1. Oh Dear Charlotte

    May 14, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Haha! I was just about to comment saying how french this was and then I saw the title. Love the hairiness and shoe detail..


    May 14, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Wow the hairiness really brings this outfit out , definitetly something the french would do lol!

    love it.

  3. StyleSpy

    May 14, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I want to be her when I grow up…

  4. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Life’s best moments are spent like this, and you’ve captured it in a way that I can just PUT myself into the shot. She’s gorgeous and the shot is just sooo evocative.

  5. Brigitte and Serge

    May 14, 2009 at 10:49 am

    a tufted ostrich if I ever saw one…oh divinity! what feathery rumpledness…

    xxoxox BB & SG

  6. E

    May 14, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Beautiful photo. Although it looks a bit early for her to be sporting that outfit…but nonetheless she looks fabulous!!! & those shoes.. wow.


  7. Pink Julep

    May 14, 2009 at 10:55 am

    fab photo!

  8. legarcondeplastique

    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

    very french indeed!

  9. Fannah

    May 14, 2009 at 11:00 am

    The coat.

  10. The Clever Pup

    May 14, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Funny and Goth at the same time. Tres hairy.

  11. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 14, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Yes, it is very french!!! and I love the coat, tres chic! :)

  12. parisgirl

    May 14, 2009 at 11:46 am


  13. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

    reminds me of fight club

  14. Made To Measure NY

    May 14, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I love this shot. She could be a Roxy Music fan from 1973 yet looks strikingly modern. Absolutely brills.

  15. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Too Marla Singer for me.

  16. harps

    May 14, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    love the fur/feather thing, loathe the boots

  17. Amy

    May 14, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    LOVE the rock star boots!

  18. ana

    May 14, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I miss Paris!!!
    I want a rainy day
    and a coffee

  19. Ashley

    May 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Ohh I love the YSL wedges! and the scene is very French. Another great shot!


  20. The Stylist

    May 14, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    This is a beautiful shot. Mmmm coffee in Paris.

  21. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    a gothic big bird? i’m not sure but i like it

  22. XAVS

    May 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    mmmm, shee looks nice…the coat reminds me the Giambattista Valli coat, if im not wrong…

  23. diane

    May 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Cruella de Ville, Cruella de Ville.
    If she doesn’t scare you,
    No evil thing will.

  24. Mariona

    May 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Could be more perfect the moment?beautiful silence

  25. princess glee

    May 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Tough black limbs on her and the table.

  26. Soren Lorensen

    May 14, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    when i see this i think i wish i could smell her becuase i bet she wears a really classic scent

    And it’s a terrible thing to say…

    but i sort of wish she had been smoking, elegantly and with a cigarette holder of course.

  27. moodboard

    May 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Is this in Marais?

  28. Barcelonette

    May 14, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    love Paris… quelle charme!

  29. Daphne

    May 14, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I want to give her a hug. It would be an incredibly comfy one.

  30. Maaarine

    May 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Were this shot in a Venice/Roma background, wouldn’t you all say it looks “sooo Italian” ?
    Whatever the country, she just has a great style.

  31. jackie

    May 14, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    great shot! love the hair x

  32. FiL

    May 14, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Very nice boots, nice style …


  33. Lucius Vorenus

    May 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Is she a vampire?

  34. Karoline

    May 14, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Perfect moment! So chic.

  35. Nikulshin

    May 14, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    SHOES!!!!!!!! Wow!

  36. Stephanie Clayton

    May 14, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Brilliant. Those boots are killin’ me, they are too cool for words.

  37. Brigadeiro

    May 14, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Those shoes! The jacket! Sacre bleu! Incroyable! Gorgeous photo!

  38. modchen

    May 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    is she a Marla Singer groupie?

  39. Chris Brown

    May 14, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Cruella Deville!

  40. Amy

    May 14, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Love those boots! So different and interesting!

  41. djohngo

    May 14, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Nice photo! Man, I miss that coffee.

  42. Honeygo Beasley

    May 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Ew. But in a good way.

  43. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I love, love, love this.. this is me !!!! Its Brilliant, she’s brilliant. Takes me back to Paris.

  44. an albanian

    May 14, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    so heavy in black,seulement รก Paris!

  45. tofuscloset

    May 14, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    the shoes!!!! droool

  46. djaniquinn

    May 14, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    No gorillas were harmed in the shooting of this photograph. ;)

  47. junglesiren

    May 15, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Cruella de Ville! Too true.

    While I love, LOVE the boots, I dunno… I guess I’m just minimally moved by the French funerary-chic thing these days. Hey, I live in Marina del Rey. I’m a sunny girl in a sunny mood and I don’t wanna think about existential black heaviness when it’s 75 out and the water’s as blue as Indonesian silk. I wanna look forward.

    Okay yeah, there’s something sexy and debauched about this woman, and indeed debauchery is my religion but right now I want to stretch out in the sun and soak it up and forget that winter was ever here. Spring is the time of rebirth. Let us be reborn.

    • Martine

      May 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Wow. You think about yourself when you look at everything, huh? She looks far more classic and stylish then debauched. I somehow doubt that she was thinking of you, or that it was 75 degrees when she wore this.

  48. just.a.train

    May 15, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Wow, look at all that fur…and the shoes. I’m amazed at how comfortable she looks!

  49. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Toulouse Lautrec eat your heart out!
    it’s jane avril having a cappucino…


  50. Alice in Wardrobe Wonderland

    May 15, 2009 at 6:02 am

    i LONG to be in a cafe in sweet Paree again. cafes in London are great, but they’re just not the same..

  51. Bazza

    May 15, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Is this ginga month?

    She’s wandered off setfrom the lion the witch and the wadrobe.

  52. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 7:03 am

    I hate those boots and I feel somewhat the same towards the coat… I’d like to see what’s under it though she looks like a beautiful lady and I do think all black is wonderful.

  53. Johan

    May 15, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Karolina is finaly on your blog! This is a great woman, I love her! Hope you will take pictures of her in the future!
    Thank you for her!

  54. Zakuro

    May 15, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Very Parisienne;)

  55. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Are you starting a ‘donts’ section?

  56. Olviya

    May 15, 2009 at 9:47 am

    big city brake!

  57. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 10:45 am

    she’s a beautiful stylish bad ass. today’s georges sand.

  58. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Those are really ugly boots. I don’t mind some platform soles but these creep me out. The hair color and attitude seem very Parisian but I’m not warmed by it somehow…. she does look a little sinister.

  59. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Geena Davis in orthopedic bondage boots.

  60. Golden Girl Olive

    May 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Oh how j’adore Paris!

    Images like this make me want to book a one way ticket…




    May 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    This is so Balenciaga and Gareth Pugh style, I Love Paris!

  62. Jack Daniel

    May 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    this whole pic is perfect!

  63. Smilla

    May 15, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    So Parisienne to carry off what would look like a gorilla costume on anyone else.

    And those boots – tres outre.

  64. Megan.and.Rachel

    May 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    This defines the word fabulous.

  65. chat

    May 16, 2009 at 5:37 am

    She is a fashionable grizzly bear! What an adorable sight.

  66. Michelle

    May 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Ugh, I miss Paris. This is so fantastic!

  67. Shadan Saber

    May 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    so paris!
    lovely shot…

  68. Anonymous

    May 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I was just noticing the cafe… I used to go to that one all the time.. would know it anywhere…

  69. La Fashion Geek

    May 16, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful Photo, so effortless, I love what she is wearing, I want to raid her closet!!!!!

  70. fabio

    May 17, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Love the boots, the mood and the picture.

  71. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 6:47 am

    ooooh i love the claustrophobia of the all-embraced body, set off by the snug prominence & texture of the shaggy coat garnished by the begloved and fabulously booted extremities. oh the boots! sassily following the curves of the foot, yet stopping short at the sole with a gesture to goth and a mocking of heeled convention. all, of course, in my favourite of colours and moods (yes yes, so it's a tone) – i can't help it, i'm from melbourne.

  72. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    ahh, only in paris…

  73. Anonymous

    May 18, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    No holder but she is smoking, you can see the tip of the cigarette near the book. I think she was still out in the morning wearing what she went out in the night before.

  74. Rachel H

    May 19, 2009 at 12:14 am

    I agree she looks very furry-chic, but isn’t it supposed to be spring?
    I would think it was a cool (but sunny) wintery day with that ensemble!

  75. Erika

    May 19, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Like Klimt and Toulouse collaborated! I love this photo!

  76. Anonymous

    May 19, 2009 at 5:25 am

    This is great – 1 part Brassai’s La Mome Bijoux to 1 part Irene Jacob – never thought they could be combined! Lovely…

  77. Anonymous

    May 19, 2009 at 5:36 am

    I love this….modern day Nancy Mitford reading in a cafe in Paris. Timeless.

  78. Starck Mad

    May 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Lovely photo per usual. NOTHING, I mean NOTHING, beats the style, fashion and absolute other worldly charm of Paris.

    Best city in the world.

  79. Ruth

    May 20, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Oh I love Paris

  80. Pistachio Of Liberty

    May 20, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Someone earlier said ostrich – but I have a Mongolian lamb coat which looks just like this (when turned inside out). It’s purple and friends have named it Oscar, as in The Grouch. Well? What is it? Did our Sart not ask?

  81. Cultural Blonde

    May 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Fabulous photo, real understated Parisian chic! She reminds me of Charlott Rampling.

  82. STORM of London

    May 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I love the black fur, its very rare that you see someone it in on a normal day.

  83. Anik

    May 20, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Very fierce. Love Paris. I want to live there.

  84. Fifiluxe

    May 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I wish to be in Paris today, to sit at a gorgeous cafe on one of those “Paris cafe chairs” and have a “cafe au lait” merci, beaucoup monsier… Without doubt, I would sit next to an incredibly dressed, eccentric woman…who smokes cigarettes, sips on her espresso and walks off to work in the cold Paris air…as if straight out of the pages of a Vogue editorial…c’est magnifique. http://www.fifiluxe.com/blog/

  85. Jasmine

    May 21, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Right when I saw this pic, I knew it had to be in Paris! Oh it’s my dream to be just sitting in a cafe in Paris….love the picture.

  86. Oskar

    May 22, 2009 at 7:03 am

    haha this girl is swedish!

  87. Jennifer Ramos

    May 22, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I love this shot…

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love…'

  88. cigalechanta

    May 26, 2009 at 11:02 am

    This lady is like Carine, who can make the most outageous fashion like elegant.

  89. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    WOW – I love her look…This is what I wish I could look like everyday, even in my sleep…FIERCE!

    I think she may like the vibe of S.LOVE, kinda creepy but totally rockin it with no shame…


  90. Anonymous

    June 1, 2009 at 11:55 am

    very Rocky Horror Picture show…in a good way.

  91. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 2:20 am

    i love love love her coat!!!!
    she reminds me of the girlfriend on fighclub

  92. Un samedi...

    February 23, 2010 at 3:41 am

    C'est Fanny Ardant?

  93. Eme Ce

    January 21, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Chic !!!!

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