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October 8, 2010 at 8:24 am
I wanna know what's on her mind, she has such rebellious look. And she's beautiful and well dressed!
Peace and love!
October 8, 2010 at 8:25 am
I do like the honesty of her style. I've seen her around London and shot her during LFW and this is who she is; her look.
Love it, great autumn dressing…
October 8, 2010 at 8:26 am
Those pants are perfect–I would wear them all fall!
October 8, 2010 at 8:27 am
love her style! so casual, but yet so chic, even though she is wearing boy clothes. Love the length of her pant and the shoes are perfect.
Maybe one of the more beautiful images I've seen around in the last month – great!
October 8, 2010 at 8:28 am
great look, I love the shoes. Church's too ?
October 8, 2010 at 8:29 am
This is wonderful.
October 8, 2010 at 8:31 am
Love the shoes!
No Alice No
October 8, 2010 at 8:32 am
I want her shoes.
October 8, 2010 at 8:36 am
really nice indeed, love everything about her look
October 8, 2010 at 8:39 am
I love oxford shoes. That's mine :) http://www.juliaseloti.com.br/2010/08/07/meu-oxford/
hira and elyssa
October 8, 2010 at 8:44 am
i adore her. everything she is wearing looks like it is first and foremost – practical. she looks like she got up and wore what made sense, with no desire for exhibition. looking amazing was an afterthought.
October 8, 2010 at 8:49 am
Great shot! love autumn!
Love her style!!
I'm a mean street kid.
October 8, 2010 at 8:53 am
ive been trying to my scarves like that as well.. and i cant seem to get it right.
she seems so pensive in this picture
October 8, 2010 at 9:14 am
So a great, edgy look. Attitude and outfit match up great.
October 8, 2010 at 9:18 am
love her expression
October 8, 2010 at 9:25 am
They're not Oxfords. Monkstraps.
October 8, 2010 at 9:28 am
Think this is a new favourite
October 8, 2010 at 9:31 am
She looks like an English Rosie the Riveter. Not for me, but she wears it well.
October 8, 2010 at 9:35 am
The texture of the leggings and socks combined with the color of the shoes and shirt, heaven.I love the way she tucked her hand under her knee.
October 8, 2010 at 9:36 am
I love everything about her, but especially the bandana in her hair. It's a gesture toward the black women of earlier generations who had very few options other than working as domestics–it both honors the fierceness and hard work of those who came before and the ambitions and achievements of subsequent generations. I'm guessing she wasn't thinking about this when she put her hair up, but I went there when I saw it.
the girl in the green coat
October 8, 2010 at 9:39 am
The socks just finish the outfit! Love Love!
October 8, 2010 at 9:40 am
my goodness..a CPO jacket.haven't seen one of those since the late 1960's when they were a rage.
the jacket & boots combined, push this look over the top.add to this mix her willful expression…and one has quite a composition for a photograph.
intense..with a very very masculine feel.
trend alert..late 60's early 70's coming on srtong.
October 8, 2010 at 9:41 am
I really love this photo, I don't know how exactly, it transmit something :)
October 8, 2010 at 9:42 am
I love the combination of those grey socks with the grey pants, and those shoes are so crisp and professional – I've always liked the pairing of navy blue and grey!
October 8, 2010 at 9:43 am
This reminds me of a movie….I think Newsies not sure though. I like it it's like 1800's gangster, but up to date and I always love it when a girl rocks the menswear look.
October 8, 2010 at 9:49 am
Pictures like this and the one before tell a story and makes one stop and think about the person beyond what they're wearing. Thank you for that.
October 8, 2010 at 9:59 am
This is one of the few images of a woman who has no interest in showing off her beauty, but that doesn't keep her from being beautiful.
October 8, 2010 at 10:07 am
What a fabulously modern & chic rendition of the 1940s factory working girl look! love it!!
October 8, 2010 at 10:10 am
She looks so stylishly relaxed, so effortless.
October 8, 2010 at 10:18 am
Stunning, most of all because she knows what suits her and the camera captures that skillfully. Wish I still had my old CPO . . .
October 8, 2010 at 10:28 am
I LOVE this vintage look from the brown leather shoes to the bandanna!
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Looks like she has something important on her agenda. She is ready to do it and to do it well. I sense she is organinzed and pulled together but she has a little wild independent side to her that is all hers. She's self possessed in a good way.
October 8, 2010 at 10:29 am
Ahh! I love it when women wear monkstraps! Everything about her outfit screams 'little boy'; from the jacket, the cropped trousers, socks (they remind me of the ones I wore with my uniform) and yet there's still a hint of femininity with the peter-pan collared shirt that's peeking out. Lovely!
That's Not My Age
October 8, 2010 at 10:35 am
Gorgeous – my kind of outfit.
October 8, 2010 at 10:41 am
so charming.so beautiful.
October 8, 2010 at 10:43 am
Rosie the Riveter mixed with Ichabod Crane.
Very cool and autumnal.
October 8, 2010 at 10:58 am
This is a really interesting image. I really love her style
October 8, 2010 at 11:00 am
Great shoes. Stylish and she can actually walk in them.
October 8, 2010 at 11:07 am
Great oufit, I bet she's a tough one!
October 8, 2010 at 11:08 am
head to toe.
October 8, 2010 at 11:11 am
great look, I love the Church's shoes.
October 8, 2010 at 11:19 am
i love her facial expression with those shoes. i've never commented on a look before here, but i just think this lady is chic.
October 8, 2010 at 11:21 am
She seem so Comfortable and relaxed…. With a Style that scream; Classic.
October 8, 2010 at 11:23 am
I have always been a tomboy (who occasional can sex it up in 6 inch stillettos) and so am loving the oxford shoes and the trench coat looks this season…also the biker look.
All of these I guess are a little masculine. This girl and I have similar frames. But I sometimes wear mine with some trepidation as I have always been nervous about not enough highlighting of what little 'curves' I have.But seeing this picture today encourages me to just rock out!Thanks Scott.
October 8, 2010 at 11:24 am
I love her look, it's autumnal and retro.
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October 8, 2010 at 11:29 am
So cite Great shoes… ;)
October 8, 2010 at 11:33 am
Oh my word! I love her style, it's pretty well coordinate together!!! Great shot :)
October 8, 2010 at 11:38 am
Love love love her style.
October 8, 2010 at 11:43 am
What great length and texture for pants! Love with the socks and shoes. Perfect and unique!
October 8, 2010 at 11:46 am
October 8, 2010 at 11:49 am
I am really liking the grays and brown-red tones together!
October 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm
October 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm
She's unique. I love her!
October 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm
I love the whole paper boy look! The socks are an awesome touch!xoxojOhttp://www.fashionbyjo.blogspot.com/
October 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm
lovely combination of the grey and maroon!
October 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Allen - East Hampton
October 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm
sart – your portraits are simply amazing. and i like the way this woman is turned out – very simple elements mixed in a distinct, stylish way.
October 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm
I like those shoes she is rocking.
everyday a floor show
October 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm
nice and comfortable…defintely studied…she is sweet…not sure about scarf.
October 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm
LOVE THE SHOES…
October 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Love the androgin looks but this is too much masculine and hasn't anything of feminine…ugly!!
i love her socks:)alicehttp://spottedinflorence.wordpress.com/
October 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm
Very very nice.Puts the American Apparel muck currently playing in the sidebar in perspective!
October 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Like: color combo, navy & grey; those manly pants and shoes; the fit of her clothes; the long ribbed socks; the grey watchband; the headwrap; most of all her dignified expression. No fashion victim here but an individual with a strong sense of her own style. Love it.
October 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm
how fabulous is she!!!!!!!
October 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm
uhmmm …i love her.
October 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm
She looks simply fabulous!…Love the man style shoes! Chic!lila
October 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Holy cow this is my favorite look I've EVER seen on your blog. What a perfect mix! "Cross-inspirational describes it exactly. Go her and go Sart
October 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm
Something about the sock/shoe combo is just sublime.
And thanks, Sart, for taking & posting photos like this one. It's lovely when women who dress for themselves, not to meet others' stereotypical expectations of what women "should" be and look like, are recognized and honored for their style and beauty.
October 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm
I want to be her feet.I love those socks and shoes!!
October 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Fantastic style, so elegent, effortless and simple. Not to mention absolutely beautiful. Stunning outfit, stunning woman.
October 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm
Really beautiful. This is actually one of the few inspirational outfits I've seen on a style blog that looks downright COMFORTABLE and warm. I love the sleeves of the jacket and the pants material in particular. Functional and stunning.
October 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm
She looks wonderful. That is my kind of girl. A little boyish but still so pretty.
October 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm
82 brute says it all very well. thanks for that.
October 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm
i love those shoes!
October 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm
ahh the reign of the knee high sock continues. 'Masculin|Feminin' down to the T!
October 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Stunningly assured and love the composition. You always capture so much information in one photo, beautiful lips.
October 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm
I can appreciate the look. But I can't help but draw references from when I used to wear high waters in highschool.
October 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm
simply beautiful that's it just beautiful the high socks and the shoe ensemble are so real. The bandana and her edgy chic hair gives her a simply beautiful look.
October 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm
I wish she were standing so I could get a better look. But so far, so good.
Lovely fall photo.
October 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm
October 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm
Great, from head to toe.
October 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm
this is my favorite picture of the last few weeks…the headscarf has to make a comeback!
October 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm
How curious… untill now none of the traditional anonymous bitchness.she exudes confidence.beautiful facial features.great shot indeed.
A Girl, A Style
October 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Looove this dandy-meets-girl chic!
Miss B xx
October 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Such a defiant classy look! Beautiful!! sexy without being showy
October 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm
That's a look from a big sister who just can't believe she's been asked to watch you for a while seconds before announcing she was on her way out…My mother had this look complete with the head-scarf almost 60 years ago. I love the utility style on top and the sensible shoes, grays and even the pose below.
Go ahead – misbehave, I dare ya'.
October 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm
I love the detail in the bracelets and her scarf.
October 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm
She's gorgeous and has a lovely sitting posture!
Love her socks and brogues!!
October 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm
Very similar look to the "Leopard and Blue" shot of the previous week, no? I thought that was what you meant by "cross inspirational" – a more utilitarian version of the same look – monk-strap shoes, skinny cropped pants, blue top…
October 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm
I rather wear what she wears than any LV or Chanel , because she has personality and transmists confidence.
All the hardcore Make-Up we've seen in the shows will never match the beauty of this look.
October 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm
What kind of pants are those? I want some. What's the texture/pattern/style? I'm all-ears.
October 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Casual & chic. Very lovely!
October 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm
I find it fascinating that whenever a woman is imaged on this blog who isn't showing lots of leg, boobs, high heels, and long flowing hair… comments like androgyny, tomboy, boyish, etc. start to appear. I find her look incredibly refreshing, chick, feminine, sophisticated, and quite sexy—without falling prey to demeaning socially-constructed definitions for normative (or socially accepted) femininity. She looks comfortable, individualistic, and with a dignified intelligence—all without giving up any of her obvious beauty and sex appeal.
January 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm
I completely agree. I think she is rocking this look (especially the trousers and the vintage brogued single monks) and looks fantastic. Respect.
October 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm
October 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm
Very menswear inspired.
October 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm
she looks great. and i love the shoe, pant, sock combination…
October 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm
She must be the most great out of her friends! I wish I was as tall as she is so I can also wear ankle pants and they will look great on me.
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October 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm
October 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm
To me, this looks very inspired by Janelle Monae — who is awesome!
October 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm
She is very beautiful and well dressed. I would so wear that outfit all fall. I love the simplicity of it all but yet it looks well put together and I love her facial expression. It shows a rebellious side of her which is beautiful too. Just absolutely gorgeous.
October 8, 2010 at 11:55 pm
If she was a man with pants this length, I'd be commenting:
"when will pants be normal length again?"
…but no need here. She's beautiful.
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October 8, 2010 at 11:56 pm
This is another take on directional styling, but with a more sartorial tone. The tailored details are in the pants length, the buckles, the wrist adornments, and the scarf. Yes, and yes.
October 9, 2010 at 2:16 am
Girlfriend has some substantial feet.
October 9, 2010 at 2:35 am
CLASSIC 1950'S REBEL!!! A NEW AND IMPROVED JAMES DEAN. FEMALE VERSION. SO KILLER!!!!
October 9, 2010 at 2:46 am
WHAT KIND OF SHOES ARE THOSE!?!?!?
October 9, 2010 at 3:57 am
Ohh god–this is beautiful–thank you Scott. At long last we're getting some really fantastic individual, different, yet well put together looks. Whether she thought about it or not, this whole look flows… is easy yet invigorating on the eye…and even though unusual in style for a lady, is actually quite traditional and practical. Should be way more of it!
Judging by the so many VERY positive comments–I think this may be saying something, not least of all that many appreciate this style but may not feel comfortable wearing it.
And while I totally agree with anonymous at 6.50 I have to say we women often dress overtly feminine and sexy because it's the done and expected thing, to impress, to make things easier for ourselves in conversation or just to be part of the mainstream.
She exudes confidence but also a care and love of clothing for what it is, and can do for her.PS–I adore her (probably) mens shoes and all the colours she's chosen.
October 9, 2010 at 4:30 am
Girls like her are the reason the tube is so much cooler than the subway.
October 9, 2010 at 5:34 am
This is exactly how I would like to look, in this kind of shoes! Dandy, elegant, but still very very cool. And her band, mhmmhhh
October 9, 2010 at 7:00 am
What a fantastic look. I especially love the hair and shoes. It all comes together perfectly.
October 9, 2010 at 7:42 am
Great look! lovely shoes! very boyish :)
October 9, 2010 at 8:13 am
It's so cold caseeLove that oneand love shoot
October 9, 2010 at 10:35 am
Incredibly stylish. A gorgeous woman. I wish I could be half a stylish.
October 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm
I like especially the part under the waist and the way the shoes suit the whole outfit. Also this blur-ish colours fit the outskirts of the city ^^
October 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm
I think of how beautiful she is dressing and thinking like hat.Gporgeous shot.
October 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm
I love this! This photograph is amazing, everything about it perfect. I'm in love with her shoes!
October 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm
I love the hair, very cute!
Also a nice color palette through-out picture.
October 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm
Yeah, I love looking like this, with some great pants, a little peter pan collar, and a nice blue jacket.
October 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm
She looks so cool – slim and smart. Love the shoes and socks and the scarf wrapped insouciantly on her head.
October 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm
I love the look overall. This woman definitely has style. But I have to admit that the scarf rubs me the wrong way. It doesn't quite feel like an homage to the domestics (and black slaves) who wore these scarves in America. It looks rather "costume-y" to me, style for style's sake. And that rubs me the wrong way. I wouldn't make a style statement out of a piece that is associated with suffering and humiliation.
October 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm
this girl knows exactly how to pull off the "mens look"
October 9, 2010 at 10:47 pm
taking a chance in fashion is definitely what needs to be done more often!
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October 10, 2010 at 12:08 am
a + h
October 10, 2010 at 6:25 am
everything in this is so perfect… the look really could not be pulled without confidence. and she definitely has confidence.
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October 10, 2010 at 11:35 am
ooh la la. adore the shoes, the cigarette pants, and the socks! picture perfect!
October 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm
Maria at 9:41 — there is no relationship between a bandana worn in this manner and black domestics and slaves. That was a common 19th century style that crossed racial and economic lines. It's also a common style amongst current hipsters because it's an homage to 1940s-50s style, as well as to female strength, empowerment, and resilience (particularly during WWII). Her look is about female strength, intelligence, and individuality—not an homage to slavery. If a white woman was sporting this look, I'm sure there would be no references to black misery.
Just because you've seen images of Aunt Jemima wearing a rag on her head, doesn't mean the look was limited to suffering black women—which, frankly, is a disingenuous claim in my book. But that's the power of visual culture… and why I love this blog.
Again, great photo!
October 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm
She looks beautiful and her style is part of her. Wonderful picture
October 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Too cool for school…!
October 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm
love this look…especially the cropped trousers. the menswear look will always be young
October 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm
Sorry, what outfit? I'm still so captivated by the way she's looking at the camera that I can't seem to get to the clothes. It's as if she's saying 'you'll be the first to look away, buster'.Sharon, Melbourne
October 11, 2010 at 3:08 am
Wowzers. I'm a guy and I'd sport this look.
October 11, 2010 at 3:25 am
October 11, 2010 at 5:30 am
so cool jacket!
October 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm
To Anon at 1:58 who remarked on Maria at 9:41 who may have been piggybacking on my comment, re: the bandana evoking the journey of black domestics of the past. "there is no relationship between a bandana worn in this manner and black domestics and slaves." This statement is incorrect, however you are correct in the fact that the bandana was NOT worn exclusively by black women/slaves/domestics nor did I read anyone suggesting as much. Historically, the bandana was employed by cowboys, pirates, newsboys, factory workers like Rosie the Riveter, hippies in the 60s, gay men in the 80s, etc. In its early incarnation it was typically a utilitarian item and for that reason is loaded with historical references, which makes it a really interesting fashion piece. Each person is going to see something different in it, as the wearer might choose to evoke something different by the manner in which they style it. This woman is wearing it in a way that is very flattering to her face, hairstyle and outfit. The bandana, nevertheless, reaches back into the past and signifies something–if not the same something, to most people who have commented herein.
October 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm
please i need to know whose these shoes are.
October 11, 2010 at 11:58 pm
she is so classy. love the inspiration
October 12, 2010 at 1:12 am
She looks beautiful.I love the clothes!
October 12, 2010 at 9:06 am
Who is she? I see her in Camden all the time. She also has a great vintage mountain bike!
October 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm
Menswear at its finest. I would dress like this every day. Seriously.
October 12, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Oh! She is so beautiful!
October 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm
*sigh* i just want to know where i can find those shoes… really, i do.
October 14, 2010 at 9:48 am
copy this look for me !
October 14, 2010 at 11:53 am
She looks lovely. I love how many neutrals she put together in this outfit. The textures make it so interesting. I've noticed everyone commenting on the beautiful shoes, but what about those heather cropped pants? They look so comfortable and flattering. I would like a pair of those.
October 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Wondrous! Style inspiration…I love menswear on women, it's so sexy.
October 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm
Me encantó, toda esa combinación de comodidad y colorido, con ese toque masculino, genial!
October 15, 2010 at 4:05 am
That's a great idea.. the time will be a surprise though!
October 16, 2010 at 11:23 pm
My God, she looks amazing. One of the more powerful images I've seen in quite a while.
October 22, 2010 at 8:16 am
She is beautiful and she has her very own style. Love it!
October 29, 2010 at 10:45 am
WWII Women & the Homefront This look has been around for while… saying that she pulls it off well.
November 5, 2010 at 12:45 am
love the modern twist on rosie the riveter… classic
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November 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm
Wow, she's caused quite a stir. "I've seen her in London all the time" "in Camden"… I'm going to keep my eyes peeled. She is striking!
January 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm
Was this picture taken in Bloomsbury Sq, beside the British Museum. When i'm there I just see families and families, not cool hipsters like this madam…