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Oh Dear Charlotte
April 6, 2009 at 9:55 am
I love the colour accent of the red in the hat and gloves in the first photo, then such a great relaxed coat following onto a cute purple accent! Love cold weather layering.
April 6, 2009 at 10:01 am
oooh i love it!
April 6, 2009 at 10:05 am
love the turbans. very striking.very beautiful.
April 6, 2009 at 10:08 am
I love her style. She looks chic with a twist, and she is wearing the clothes and not the other way around.
April 6, 2009 at 10:14 am
i like her. but maybe need color or something modern.
April 6, 2009 at 10:18 am
Like a silent movie star. Dramatic and enigmatic. Love the 1920s-inspired goings-on on her head, and the black and white coat in the middle picture.
April 6, 2009 at 10:19 am
i like her shoes on #2 & 3! nice blog!
April 6, 2009 at 10:23 am
I love that second picture….What an interesting bracelet.
April 6, 2009 at 10:24 am
Beautiful and mysterious. And stunning eyebrows.
April 6, 2009 at 10:27 am
She’s a mysterious character…
April 6, 2009 at 10:33 am
she looks like someone from RISD!
April 6, 2009 at 10:39 am
I love the hobo chic-ey kind of thing she has going on. It’s elegant and unfussed at the same time. It looks like it comes naturally to her.I would throw in some more colour though!
April 6, 2009 at 10:50 am
love it especially the turban and the coathttp://www.styleanthem.blogspot.com
April 6, 2009 at 10:51 am
she looks so otherworldly! like a chic apparition from weimar germany or 1920s paris…
it’s a look that few can pull off without looking costumey, but she does it with total conviction.
April 6, 2009 at 10:53 am
Fantastic! This is how to wear black –with interesting texture and shape.
April 6, 2009 at 10:59 am
the first photo is just divine. her make up and the turban are wonderful!
April 6, 2009 at 11:02 am
2 thumbs down. It looks sloppy. I can’t even find any 1 element I like.
April 6, 2009 at 11:03 am
hahalove the turbans so much dramatic !
April 6, 2009 at 11:08 am
comfortable and lovely and simple. i like the flirty bits of colour peeking out from the black. the first picture is my favorite. as a fellow wearer of turbans, headwraps and other accoutrement of the noggin, i applaud her!!!! brava!!!
April 6, 2009 at 11:35 am
She doesn’t like her hair?
April 6, 2009 at 11:42 am
Inspirational! She looks so great – do you know this person or just see her a lot? Very cool. Glad to see a sister California girl here!
April 6, 2009 at 11:57 am
Love all the looks. But I covet her eyebrows especially. Is that weird?
April 6, 2009 at 11:58 am
usually i’d find this type contrived. for some reason this girl exudes something that call pull it off without being contrived at all. not to saccharine either.
April 6, 2009 at 11:59 am
I like this beauty and the red hat!
April 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm
It’s chilly and rainy here today. I would love to wrap myself up in that second outfit (minus the head gear).
April 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm
I also may potentially like the turbans…but I have to agree with who said that it looks sloopy…
April 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Thumbs up! Don’t get the Cal girl thing though.
April 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm
I love her Clara Bow smile, it’s mysterious and beguiling. She looks like she just fell out of 1931 :)
April 6, 2009 at 12:39 pm
What a great example of finding a few great pieces and using them in different ways. I’ve heard Parisian women are experts at this, no?
April 6, 2009 at 12:45 pm
What a lovely style! The red gloves are such an amazing complement.
Although I must note…I do not know what about this evokes California. =] Here, I’ve never seen anybody wear so much black.
April 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm
She’s got some stuff going on IN her head and ON her head. The stuff ON her head is so original, what do you even call it? It goes well with her overall gypsy look. Perhaps she is or she comes from true gypsys. The mood IN her head appears playful and dark and introspective. I like all the pics, she’s updated the allover black look with bits of color.
April 6, 2009 at 1:16 pm
This could so easily look contrived an costume-y, but it looks perfectly natural on her! Very striking and interesting.
April 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm
Are you and Garance trying to start a turban revolution?! DON’T YOU DARE!
This lady’s unusual looks make the outfit work almost in a tarot-card-reading chic kind of way. But a turban is not a toy. It’s not to be considered lightly or messed about with. If you wear it you must commit and if you commit you better be able to pull that shit off otherwise you’ll look seriously ridiculous.
Just my humble opinion.
ps – love the middle and last pictures – lovely clothes, lovely girl. And see, California girls don’t all look like Hugh Hefner cast-offs.
A chicette in Paris
April 6, 2009 at 1:23 pm
Very cute. I like her head wear! Great looks!
Kisses from Paris!
April 6, 2009 at 1:36 pm
She is so pretty, who is she?
April 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm
Wonderfully consistent personal style!
April 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm
That deep crimson for lipstick is always so lovely… Just had to switch out mine for something more spring-like.
April 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm
Seems slightly contrived.
April 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm
She definitely has a style all her own. A throw back to the 20′s. Love her burgundy lipstick.
April 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm
Totally love the hat. A great addition to the outfit. It creates a sophisticated look with a classic touch – an essence of 1920′s chic.
April 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm
now there’s a turban i LOVE (last one).
April 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm
california girl? looks like lower east side/tel aviv girl to me.
m a u
April 6, 2009 at 3:51 pm
April 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm
Seems more jazz age, 1920s circa eccentric to me…
April 6, 2009 at 4:09 pm
I love the drama. Drama is perfect for winter and for Paris; why not? Livens up the gray.
April 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm
She looks great. Calfornia? I’m not sure either, but definitely a great retro-chic look (and not trashy retro either). Her choice of fabrics and colors make her look nmore than one-dimensional. It’s not just an outfit, more like a well thought out musical arrangement in clothing. Great perspective on this woman, BTW.
April 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm
Oh, I can see the California. (c: She looks like she’s had a go in the vintage/thrift shops and made her own look. She’s not taking anything – including fashion – so seriously that she has to meet others’ expectations of how she should look.
April 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm
which part of california?? i’m moving!! ;)
April 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm
Also the effect of the red coloration on the buildings in the first two photos.
An (ex) alien in new york
April 6, 2009 at 5:18 pm
5s that a turban or a cleverly wrapped scarf? *muses*
April 6, 2009 at 5:36 pm
I love the Turban, it’s so Baba Cool as the French say. Also, kind of 40′s Parisian madame. C’est chic, n’est pas?
April 6, 2009 at 5:39 pm
She’s quite pretty, LOVE her eyebrows, But my real concern is this headline… California Girl? I am sitting smack dab in the Silicon Valley currently, and there is no way anyone here would describe that as anything close to Californian style. In fact, no where in Cali do people dress this way. So even though i think she is fabulous, and even if she is Californian…. she definitely does not dress like one. I’m not saying we all look like “Hugh Hefner barbie dolls” but we do have a certain casualness/hippie/urbaness that is very… well for lack of a better word, our own.
“california girl? looks like lower east side/tel aviv girl to me.”agreed.
April 6, 2009 at 5:55 pm
What an amazing style! Love the 2nd pic, with the striped cardigan, the layering’s just beautiful!
April 6, 2009 at 6:42 pm
Is she really from Cali? She looks so nice!
April 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm
i love the first picture. The gloves just jumps right infront of me, and lovley cardigan she is wearing.
April 6, 2009 at 8:02 pm
she is striking, it takes a special kind of woman to pull those gorgeous turbans off.
April 6, 2009 at 8:14 pm
She has that French Sonia Rykiel vibe goin.
April 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm
i’m speculating that she is originally from California. and you can find pretty much any style represented here on our mythical Spanish isle. our television exports may portray us all as surfers and plastic surgery queens, and indeed those looks may appear to dominate in our seemingly bottomless suburbs, but if you know where to look we have it all.
April 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm
Hmmm, I guess Silicon Valley Geneeeee has never ventured up to the artsy parts of San Francisco or the East Bay, where this stylish soul would fit right in. Go see dance or experimental theater in a small venue in the Mission, or go to an art opening, and this is indeed California style. Just not mainstream.
April 6, 2009 at 10:06 pm
On me it would look silly and costume-y, but on her — yow! All three suit her to a T. I especially like the third
April 6, 2009 at 10:15 pm
Silicon Valley isn’t representative of where I lived in So Cal for over twenty five years. Nor is it representative of the streets of San Francisco, Hollywood, Orange Co, or San Diego that I knew and loved in my travels up and down the coast. Silicon Valley is very conservative. Get out and live a little. Go to the clubs. Go to the bookstores. You’ll see. Even the IE can get pretty interesting.
I would pick her for being from somewhere Huntington Beach to as far North as Long Beach or anywhere inbetween.
April 6, 2009 at 10:22 pm
cool dramatic looks!
April 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm
that second outfit is stunning
john benjamin pritchett
April 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm
All three looks are great!!! It’s so inspirational to see someone step out with boldness and not be just part of the crowd. Bravo!
April 6, 2009 at 11:32 pm
who is she?i love her!
i’m from california, and people here definitely don’t dress that well.
April 7, 2009 at 2:27 am
Geneeee, you need to get out of Silicon Valley, girl. San Francisco is just a turban’s throw away from you. Silver Lake, Hollywood…. Personal style doesn’t always come to you, sometimes you’ve got to go to it.
While hers is not a common look (even in Paris) she would fit right into many neighborhoods in San Francisco, Oakland and L.A. Hell, even Pasadena – home of the Rose Queen!
There are plenty of people in California with great personal style it’s just that the celebrity culture that California is associated with makes it look like everyone is a wannabe Lindsey Lohan/Ed Hardy loving/Uggs wearing/fake tan abusing/shallow/vain/insipid fashion victim.
April 7, 2009 at 2:55 am
she’s so beautiful…
April 7, 2009 at 3:08 am
Ruhvana and Flanelli
April 7, 2009 at 3:41 am
She’s amazing, i adore those turbans. i think all of three outfits are stunning.
April 7, 2009 at 3:59 am
I love the consistency of her style. She looks great.
April 7, 2009 at 4:22 am
I adore this look, this is exactly how I would love to appear. She is in control of her appearance, in control of the clothes. Utterly unique!
April 7, 2009 at 4:52 am
I love this.xxx
April 7, 2009 at 6:50 am
I love this photo!
The Fashion Blogger, at http://www.FashionFever.onsugar.com
April 7, 2009 at 7:43 am
Haha this is a friend of mine!!! YES she is from california to the non-believers! Not from LA of course!! She looks fab in all those pics! Go girl!
April 7, 2009 at 8:12 am
great style clothing-wise, but I think her makeup would make the look even better if it were a bit less heavy-handed….
April 7, 2009 at 9:35 am
She has a mysterious sex appeal.
April 7, 2009 at 10:36 am
Love the second coat.
April 7, 2009 at 10:44 am
She is able to wear the very contrasty black and cream coat because of her bold coloring. I kind of envy that; I can’t carry it off. Therefore, that is my favorite of these three shots.
April 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm
She looks like a gypsy! but wouldn’t be surprised to see her here in LA..Do you naysayers really think that millions of people dress like the people you see on tv?? Weird.
April 7, 2009 at 1:41 pm
Ghazi???? Is that you???? You look great!!! Definitely a California girl
April 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm
I like the look, a bit Anais Nin and Pris in the twenties. But i don’t like her eyebrows, sorry, nor her shoes. Really fancy new shoes would lift the whole lady up a lot.Worn out shoes is a No No even how beautiful you are,
The Clever Pup
April 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm
I love this girl’s strong dark makeup. She’s mysterious.
April 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm
THAT IS GHAZALEHSHE IS FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Catherine like Deneuve
April 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm
She may be from California but she is a fully naturalized Parisian, style-wise.I love the headgear, the eyebrows, the lipstick.She is Colette in a timewarp.
April 7, 2009 at 4:26 pm
Ghazi you look gorgeous! Hope you’re doing well in Paris (it looks like you are!!) xoxo Krystina
April 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm
She spoke at the CFDA Awards!
April 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm
ooh she’s like a gorgeous fortune teller. it really works wit her dark eyes and strong brow.
April 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm
wow, I love this exotic-vintage look…very personal and stylish
And i like how she combines the black with some touch of intense colour!!
April 9, 2009 at 11:09 pm
I love the dress and coat in second picture. The dress is so long and yet she still does not appear dowdy and i totally get the film noir vibe!
April 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVEso creative.
April 11, 2009 at 5:44 am
love her style. here's more about her:
April 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm
ahhh…the headwraps, the coats! the thinness…shucks!
April 11, 2009 at 11:59 pm
I very liked this look! Cool and lovely vintage…I love your blog… It is fabulous!
Mary Ellen Aquino
April 12, 2009 at 8:27 pm
April 12, 2009 at 11:30 pm
first pic, that’s how to wear red gloves.
April 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm
Loving the navy(?) knit. Great choice of outfits.
May 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm
BElla , Bella., forever contemporanea!
August 29, 2009 at 1:06 pm
she is magical.
July 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm
August 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm
i know her! that's ghazi, how wonderfully random…
December 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm
i went to high school with this girl! she won best dressed when she was a senior! so proud to see her here…she dressed so well back then too, that was in 2006 i believe. :)