124 comments

  1. Alice Olive

    November 13, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Wow. Easily the one I like best from Moscow. Talk about making a statement.

  2. kidsonleashes

    November 13, 2008 at 10:19 am

    wow.
    the colour of the skirt is breath taking,
    i want to wear it running through a field of sunflowers!
    the contrast of the boots, coat and skirt is profoundly beautiful.

  3. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 10:26 am

    unblown rubber balloons?

  4. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 13, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I started smiling immediately when I saw the skirt! So cute and different. I think she’s brave to wear it, not many people I know wold have the guts to stand out like that.

  5. Eric.Granwehr

    November 13, 2008 at 10:32 am

    so awesome.

  6. mushkie

    November 13, 2008 at 10:35 am

    okay now i really want to go to moscow. these people are so daring and i’d love to wear whatever id like and not have my more extravagant or costume like clothing stay in the back! where in moscow is this? does anyone know?

  7. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Literally looked at this, raised my eyebrows, and said, “What the hell????” I’m guessing she is a very confident person. My assumption is that its one of those ‘its not what it looks like’ photos

  8. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 10:41 am

    hm.. im not sure. it looks like blankets leaking out of her. plus, the bottom is just too complicated to go with the plaid top. it’s daring though. i always give points for guts.

  9. Dominica

    November 13, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Electric blue and patent leather …. love it !!
    The skirt is very Roisin Murphy….

  10. Hapsical London Fashion Blog

    November 13, 2008 at 10:48 am

    So amazing: it’s always fun to see people wearing ‘concept fashion’ for real.

  11. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    November 13, 2008 at 10:51 am

    This seems like out of the Vogue photo shoots of couture plus streetwear, I love that someone is as bold and confident to wear this as an outfit. Kudos to her. Also LOVE the boots. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  12. TEXTSTYLES

    November 13, 2008 at 10:52 am

    somehow i really like it

    i mean not-so-much the jacket
    but that skirt works in a
    i-just-fell-outta-bed-and-got-up-to-go-to-work kinda way

  13. Bruna, prazer.

    November 13, 2008 at 10:53 am

    well, will I be the first? thats kind of scarry! haha
    Ok so i think the skit is a little too much. It seems to me like a costume.. like she were an actress and were wearing her character’s look under that coat. talking about the coat, omg! it’s amazing and it comunicates wth those boots so well!

  14. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 10:58 am

    what is that!?

  15. saro

    November 13, 2008 at 11:02 am

    scary shirt :S

  16. crowsfeet

    November 13, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Soooooo many things could work in between the jacket & sweater and those boots; her favorite oldest jeans, her newest crispest jeans, men's trousers, a tiny skirt, jodhpurs, houndstooth check chef's pants… so why is she wearing the sheets and curtains? The line between clothes and laundry has been crossed. I do like how the yellow and gray echo behind her on the building.

  17. thao

    November 13, 2008 at 11:03 am

    what a skirt…I wish we could see what she’s wearing underneath the jacket

  18. Iheartfashion

    November 13, 2008 at 11:05 am

    WOW!

  19. whyioughtta

    November 13, 2008 at 11:11 am

    makes me feel all giggly…in a good way!

  20. Erin

    November 13, 2008 at 11:12 am

    first look at this i thought she had tied several jackets/coats around her waist. geesh.
    that is probably one of the worst fashion statements ever…

  21. lena

    November 13, 2008 at 11:12 am

    love, love, LOVE the skirt although i’m not entirely too sure about the plaid jacket. it seems to be a bit for my eyes to take in all at once.

  22. parisienish

    November 13, 2008 at 11:13 am

    ermmmm…ok

  23. angie

    November 13, 2008 at 11:16 am

    INcredible! I’m pretty sure I could curl up with that skirt and take a long comfy nap too! great combination of color and print.

  24. strikk

    November 13, 2008 at 11:18 am

    wow wow wow wow wow

  25. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 11:21 am

    i FEEL THE BREATH OF MOSCOW -THE GIRL IS BEATIFUL AND THE DRESS IS BREATHTAKING – CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NICE SHOOT – THE DESIGNER IS RUSSIAN GENIOUS – ROSENFELD!!! VIVA MOSCOW FASHION WEEK!

  26. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Good for her! I’d love to see more women dressing like this. She’s not afraid of looking interesting and inventive, rather than just cute or conventionally pretty.
    Although she is also beautiful. In this pic, at least, she looks quite a bit like Isabella Rosselini.

  27. Charm

    November 13, 2008 at 11:33 am

    That, quite possibly, may be the warmest looking skirt I have ever seen.

  28. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Don’t you just hate it when your duvet gets caught up in your skirt?

  29. lintmag

    November 13, 2008 at 11:40 am

    At first glance it reminded me of how homeless people hang bags off of their grocery carts with different possessions in each one. After looking at the bigger photo though, I am fascinated to see what’s under the coat – is it a dress? A skirt? Love the boots. Thanks for such a thought provoking photo!

  30. Carynn

    November 13, 2008 at 11:40 am

    this has got to be the super awesomest outfit i’ve ever seen!!

  31. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Nope. I don’t get the skirt. Looks foolish to me… have to agree with crowsfeet….

    ~ Miss Mary

  32. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 11:49 am

    She’s a blast!

    I’m always surprised at how conventional many of your readers (viewers?) are, mainly because she seek the unusual and the individual. The fashion police are out in force!

  33. lword

    November 13, 2008 at 11:53 am

    oh, this is great. i love the extreme contrast of the plaid with all of the….stuff…that’s going on with the skirt. and the rubber boots!

    i bet this chick has an awesome personality.

  34. ms mopp

    November 13, 2008 at 11:57 am

    What on earth????

  35. jolene

    November 13, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    She looks toasty warm. What a fun way to wear a skirt in winter.

  36. thealeatory

    November 13, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    the girl’s got moxie to wear a skirt like that—so awesome!

  37. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    This reminds me of Bjork.

  38. Still Breathing

    November 13, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    awesome!

  39. Diana

    November 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I am not sure, that exactly that jacket and that bag are the perfect choice to this “skirt”, but on the other hand, I have no idea, what could be better.
    It looks like a creamy profiterol (italian dessert).

  40. Danielle

    November 13, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    i agree – the colors in the skirt are amazing.

  41. Matthew

    November 13, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I died!!!!!

  42. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I’m sure that she make that skirt by herself.

  43. Laura

    November 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    The skirt is amazing! I love the combination with the boots as well, but I do agree the coat is a bit much with it. I would definitely wear that.

  44. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I find this beautiful and amazing. What’s the point of style if not to express oneself and perhaps provoke? It’s easy to be pretty, not as easy to let confidence and inspiration shine through.

    And finally, it really looks great!

  45. Mad Hatter

    November 13, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    is that part of her skirt, I hope shes not driving.

  46. EDI. Simplified.

    November 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Love it! Just not with that coat! Like to see what is under as the top – Hate the boots, needs sky high heels

  47. chad

    November 13, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I’m really liking her boots.

  48. monique

    November 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Love that skirt. With a different top it could be (maybe should be) evening. So fantastic to see something really different.

  49. VOCAL

    November 13, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I LOVE it!!!!!!
    Thanks so much for going back to Moscow.

    When you wear an outfit like this you give a gift to the world.

  50. The Socialite

    November 13, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    wow! texture, texture, texture…

  51. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    homeless chic?

  52. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Ahaha! that’s hilarious!
    Nice.

  53. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    no, it is not a bad fashion statement. she looks comfortable in her skin and also comfortable in what she is wearing. you know that she isn’t going to be pulling the skirt down because it’s too short nor trying to rest her feet because she’s worn shoes one size too small or 2 inches too high for her feet.

    she brings a lot of happiness to the world. a woman looking comfortable, happy and daring: 10/10.

  54. andra

    November 13, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    whoa.

  55. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    It’s a bit weird but I appreciate that she dares to wear it!

  56. The Boot

    November 13, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    awesome. I wish I could see how it all moves down the street.

  57. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    the skirt is brilliant…but i think i would pair it with a plain tank and simple, strappy heels

  58. luccagrl

    November 13, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    could it be a bunch of artfully tied coats rather than a skirt? quite cool. not too practical, though.

  59. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    FANTASTIC!!! I want to meet this girl. I am off to Moscow to look for her.

  60. The Clever Pup

    November 13, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    This [bag] lady has a lot of chutzpah. Wow.

    Let’s see her without the jacket

  61. Nare

    November 13, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    wow! It’s fabolous but I couldn’t wear it… just so diferent!

    kiss

  62. Brigadeiro

    November 13, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    That is just amazing! I love the whole outfit, and of course, that skirt! The colours, the sheer dark grey over the yellow, what an amazing effect, absolutely striking!

  63. cassaundra

    November 13, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    indeed – WOW – what a statement!
    i envy her!

  64. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    You or she or both must be pulling our legs.

  65. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    i am sooo happy. finally an unusual look. she has her style. we need more of that from you, because wearing bottega veneta, marni or whatever i can see on marieclaire, or instyle, do not inspire me and make me dare to ewar clothes in liberty like this picture. hope mexy pitti you won’t take pictures only of reactionary italian province.

  66. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Um, no. It’s an interesting idea but it just doesn’t work in this case. I like the skirt-boots combo but the jacket clashes with them like crazy and not in a good way.

  67. Marquis de Lannes

    November 13, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Bizarre et pas très glamour!

  68. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    The uptown bag lady look.

  69. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    It’s Audrey Hepburn crossed with a polar expedition. Since it isn’t snowing, she took off her anorak and tied it around her waist. Despite it all, she manages to look darn cute.
    Seriously, I had to read a bunch of comments before I could make out that was a skirt.
    Probably IS warm.

  70. Lalo

    November 13, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    orgasmic-look

  71. Rayan

    November 13, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I think the skirt (or dress?) would work a lot better without the jacket…and the boots need to go too.

  72. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I commend her for her strive to be styling but the shape the skirt gives just is not flattering at all…

  73. Amy (Shades-of-Black)

    November 13, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Well, its certainly interesting, and I definitely admire her confidence!!

  74. lword

    November 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    the jacket clash is probably ah…not intentional. maybe it was cold and she wanted to wear that skirt but didn’t have a jacket to match? i wouldn’t do it, but i know a lot of people do.

  75. Ivy Lane

    November 13, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Brave gal! Looks like she stuffed her window dressing up…or down her coat!!! :)… Pretty colors though!

  76. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    By far the best outfit and real personal style from Moscow. I love how she combined the flowing soft shapes of the skirts with the sharp strong lines of the jacket. Not to mention how wonderful it is to see a russian girl not stiletto heels.

  77. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I love this outfit! For mornings when you have to get out of bed and need an option to pyjamas–something that will put a smile in your heart and on the faces of those around you.

    Brava!

  78. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    This is stunning and bemusing. Breathtakingly unusual. Stylistically gorgeous.

  79. Krystal

    November 13, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    love this, i have that skull print dress…note to self: wear it

    xx

  80. susan

    November 13, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    lurve the skirt, especially with those awesome boots.

  81. Scott W

    November 13, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    What?

  82. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Looks like grapes. Is this really practical? How long did she spend on this outfit?

  83. jessicadrhp

    November 14, 2008 at 1:18 am

    haha nice extreme blow-up version of a puffball skirt!

  84. Pavlin

    November 14, 2008 at 2:00 am

    The whole outfit is so breathtaking! Standing and applauding! All the three elements go together in such a proper way: sure the skirt takes a lead, but the jacket seems so proper and logical here, so do the boots.

    Extremely stylish.

  85. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Comfortable, confident and exciting.
    It does look though like the jacket’s being gradually pushed north by the slowly inflating skirt! The skirt has a kind of absurd 50s couture musical thing to it which I really like. But the poster above is right, this woman is a gift to all who share the street with her and the more like her the better.

  86. Cerisa

    November 14, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Oh wow!

  87. the antipodean

    November 14, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Her skirt reminds me of melting icecream. Love the nonchalance with which she wears the whole outfit.

  88. Nick Couch

    November 14, 2008 at 5:01 am

    I often look like this when I go to the dry cleaners.

  89. Johanne

    November 14, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Gee, that skirt is insane

  90. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 7:48 am

    I this girl. A skirt really surprising and very beautiful. Thanks Russian designers. The coat and boots only to reach my office along the street ,because it is Moscow and here is cold). Shoes and a jacket and do not worry all is perfectly. Thanks scott.

  91. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    November 14, 2008 at 7:59 am

    No!

    The REAL bag lady.

    Forward thinking but too over the top for me.

    Could you imagine the sound the skirt would make by just walking around in it or passing this lady on the street?

    one thing though, Gap is not going to be copying this any time soon.

  92. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 9:04 am

    i think it is “all kinds of fun” but it looks uncomfortable!

  93. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Woooow!!!! I am speechless… crazy good. Or like I’ve heard Marc Jacobs describing: it’s horribly beautiful. Sooo odd!

    By far, the best from Moscow.

  94. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Stunning. Individual, innovative, comfortable, fun. Every thing fashion should be about.

  95. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 9:57 am

    … a Merry cream in the streets of Moscow! she’ s perfect, bravo!

  96. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    One comment says “I always give points for guts.” It’s exactly what I want to say looking at this picture. I would like to add that without people like her who dare to wear the unusual and the unconventionnal, we would still be wearing bear skins.
    Remember that the first person – an English guy – who walked in the street with an umbrella was really made fun of.

  97. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    what the he@l? no, really – what the he@l?! i even think this looks “good” yet i still ask: what the he@l?! a little back story would be helpful here. not enough to post “a la a picture is worth 1000 wds” – ‘cz: what the he@l?!

  98. Priyanka

    November 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    You have to hand it to her for her confidence! I did do a double-take on seeing this picture but she seems blase and entirely concerned with the moment, betraying no self consciousness whatsoever.

  99. Minn

    November 14, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I have been inspired by the vision of those perfect boots. Also the grey/blue/yellow of the skirt. Like a duck and an egg :)

  100. Janine

    November 14, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Lovely. Just beautiful!

  101. Bini

    November 14, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I love the boots. So shiny! But to be honest I doubt that this skirt or dress is meant for the streets. i would bet she’s a dancer or actress and this is her costume! I would be very surprised if she was wearing this out! If so… Well awesome! The world just got a little brighter and better!!!

  102. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    agree w/ anon at 1:48. i say heels would be far more uncomfortable than wearing this! think about what women put themselves through just to look good to the world! how bout adding a little whimsy? much more interesting and inspiring!

  103. Dan in Richmond

    November 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    In another time and place I might hate this, but looking at it I thought “what panache”! Wonderful!

  104. Anonymous

    November 15, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Oooh, I love this. I love the whimsical/traditional mix, and the Wellies are a great touch.

    -Sarita

  105. Anonymous

    November 15, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    What a glorious contrast to all those later shots from Rio of pretty girls in pretty dresses – they so conventional, this so imaginative, daring and unique: truly something new under the sun.

  106. Ebun Olatoye

    November 15, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Although the outfit appears at first glance to be in dischord, the accord between the electric blue boots and the black and white jacket makes a good balance for this wonderful skirt.

    I love the way the skirt takes on a new dimension and how effortlessly she wears its new definition.

    In winter, in my thinner days, I would DEFINITELY wear a skirt like this one.

  107. anna yanofsky

    November 16, 2008 at 10:20 am

    It’s like a skirt of blossoming sleeping bags. Looks snuggly and warm.

  108. nikkimoose.

    November 16, 2008 at 11:35 am

    beyond words

  109. Amelia

    November 16, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    It is wonderful! I could literally wear my bed out and about, I’d never have to struggle to get out of it in the morning, rather into it. :)

  110. celia

    November 16, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    MORE OF THIS. less of rio/socialites.

  111. leticia

    November 17, 2008 at 1:24 am

    I love the skirt! Somehow it works with the clashing jacket and completely unsuitable boots. But only at the one moment in time.

  112. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Unbelievable. I can’t believe this works! It’s amazing that you can see wearability redefine itself just by walking down the street.

  113. jason Lyon

    November 18, 2008 at 7:04 am

    HA!! it’s me as a woman! telling the whole world to piss off and that I’m going to wear exactly what the fashion historians have been telling me what not to wear for centuries all at once. AND yes I HAVE made it look chic!!

    My word. . Love is not even strong enough of a word for me to share with you my emotions towards this woman. She is my Allah.

  114. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Looks like it was designed by one of my favorite artists, Janaina Tschape.

  115. Melissa

    November 19, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    This shot looks great against the backdrop because the scene hints at all the colours she has going on in her voluminous skirt. One of my favourites for sure, though not a look I could pull off on most London streets!

  116. amandAbsurdness

    November 26, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    she needs to give up either one of her jcket or her skirt…
    wearing them both makes her looks too ‘full’…

    the skirt itself is a very strong fashion statement… not something I’d wear… i give her credits for her guts…

    but combining it with that jacket? not the best idea…
    the jacket itself would go perfect with the boots..
    anda the skirt itself would go well with the boots too…

  117. Dash

    December 1, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    The color and the shape of the skirt is amazing!

  118. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I guess I am not so fashion astute as some of you guys……my 1st thought when I saw this was a greedy shoplifter. I do applaud the attitude to wear the outfit though

  119. Lilac

    January 7, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Blown away. Props to the Moscovite.

  120. Dana

    January 11, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    this looks like an amazing mistake. like she doesnt realize she is wearing that skirt. love it

  121. Magsli

    March 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I couldn’t love this look more if i tried. Totally individual and completely brilliant.

  122. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    The girl is beautifull…The skirt is beautifull..The look is beautifull…BUT..
    Dear Sarts..You`ll never see something like this on Moskow`s streets.Really.

    P.S…Dress up!

    Best wishes from Russia)

  123. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    beautiful!!! a piece of art, a walking piece of art.
    Carla.

  124. Little Lady

    February 15, 2010 at 8:32 am

    At first glance I thought this woman was carrying a load of laundry! Don't dig the plaid jacket. Maybe a white jacket would have worked better. And a plain tissue thin grey tank top with ballerinas or a heel.

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