1. Little Snoring

    May 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Great dress and cute hair, nice looking neck!

  2. Creme de la Femme

    May 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

    u always manage to turn the most ordinary pictures into extra-ordinary ones. love ur blog!

  3. Ila

    May 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I love the colours on the dress, almost like when you zoom in really close to the tv screen or old colour photos. And the hair is so cute!!!

  4. Henri

    May 6, 2010 at 6:17 am

    this is a great photo!



    May 6, 2010 at 6:21 am

    the colour inside

  6. Jason laucht

    May 6, 2010 at 6:23 am

    love the colorful dress! oh summer…

  7. Eun Gi

    May 6, 2010 at 6:25 am

    The combination of girly outfit with hirly hair and that staring..amazing.


  8. Dailan

    May 6, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Love the dress & the colors.


  9. sevendialsgirl

    May 6, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Lovely photo. She reminds me of someone from the Bloomsbury set.

  10. Roanne @ All the Vanity

    May 6, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Love ittt! So simple, yet so colorful. Reminds me of a certain Marc Jacobs pretty nylon tote. xx

  11. Ant

    May 6, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Oh. This is just fanastic. She looks like she wants to be sitting under a tree.


    May 6, 2010 at 6:50 am

    ….colorful and simply.Fantastic!

  13. SarahPeslar

    May 6, 2010 at 6:51 am

    The color of the dress along with the shoes go perfectly together. I love seeing a classic style!


  14. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Calm, cool and collected.

  15. chibi

    May 6, 2010 at 7:27 am

    nice hair– and her shoes are gorgeous
    i also love how she isnt really posing

  16. Archie

    May 6, 2010 at 7:32 am

    outlaw bench thief caught red-handed


  17. Humor jeans

    May 6, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Love the colours on the dress – they jump out of the photo at you!

  18. men's t-shirts

    May 6, 2010 at 7:36 am

    What a great image! Lovely contrast of colours here.

  19. Moda de Colores

    May 6, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I like the colors, in general.
    Great hairstyle!


  20. T.

    May 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Love that dress!
    Is it that hot in New York?

  21. glamirrorous.com

    May 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Hm… No, don't like it!
    xoxo Sandra


  22. cartadosahba

    May 6, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I can't *really* be the only one who thinks this is the comeback of Mona Lisa, can I?

  23. CW

    May 6, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Bad hairdo for her bone structure. The haircut makes her look like Dondi.

  24. Dana

    May 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

    That is my kind of girl! Comfy, elegant, no fuss she looks at home in her skin.

  25. CW

    May 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

    At second look, the haircut makes her look more like Spock than Dondi.

    Cute dress and shoes.

  26. Ken

    May 6, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I think Little Snoring pointed out the best feature…nice neck.

    I see a perfectly contemporary embodiment of a Jean Auguste Ingres subject in photography form – the neck, shoulders, hair, hands and even the face.

    Brilliant image, confident personal style!

  27. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Love the sandals!! So excited for summer to wear them every dayyyy…..



  28. chrystyna

    May 6, 2010 at 9:44 am

    i love the colours of this dress! it's so cute :)

  29. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Interesting and slightly weird–the combination of the large, androgynous head (which could be the model for a classical statue of a youth) with the more petite, feminine figure/dress. And then the proud cool gaze. Arresting.

  30. Cecylia

    May 6, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Great colours! I love her shoes too


    May 6, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I love her face, her flats, and her dress. She is different in a good way. x


  32. Cloud of Secrets

    May 6, 2010 at 10:01 am

    This is so nice, as a wearable outfit and as an artistic composition. The graphic blacks of the bench, gate, and building echo the blacks in her dress, sandals, and hair. She looks cool, comfortable, and colorful in a simple dress, sandals, elegant hair, and no obvious makeup.


  33. Neve

    May 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    beautiful composition for a painting i think! so lovely and has got me in the summer dressing mood!


  34. mabelmabel

    May 6, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Let's hear it for the power of reserve, self-containment. Refreshing to see someone who is not broadcasting her style, instead, inhabiting it, fully.

    The look–of both dress and hair–is simultaneously that of a child and of an old woman. Fascinating. Who says all time does not exist at once?

  35. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 11:30 am

    This makes me think of Florence from Florence and the Machine's hairdo, she wears it the same but red.

  36. nancy : The Sway Report

    May 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

    She's got a contented and natural look. I do like the way she's done her hair.



  37. Gio Goi T shirts

    May 6, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I love the colours here! Her shoes are gorgeous!

  38. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I love the dress, anyone know where to get it?

  39. briony-anne

    May 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    is it really this warm in new york?!

  40. Mabel and Zora

    May 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    We love the sandles.

  41. the nickel fit

    May 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    so casual. great approach.

  42. ALYSSA

    May 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Love the neon colors in a more traditional print.

  43. fashionfauxpas

    May 6, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Sorry, hate that dress. Looks like her grandmothers schmatta, house dress! Too dumpy.

  44. Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez

    May 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    All I could say is the outfit does a great work in highlighting the feminine side here.

  45. Amira

    May 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    she looks like leslie feist :)

  46. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    this is frances! she works at the little marc jacobs store on bleeker.

  47. brightlightsbigcity

    May 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    i love the hair and those shoes… great shot!

    ^check it out ;)

  48. Ana

    May 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I only care for the hair…the rest is not working for me, but..you always make a great pic out of anything!


    May 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    That is a wicked dress!

  50. Cecelia

    May 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    What a surreal contrast between the exuberant, bright dress and the cold cold stare

  51. Joan

    May 6, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    so effortless and comfy!

    Hello Dasein!

  52. lookin' good pretty lady!!! hubba hubba!

  53. Margo

    May 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    it's a great dress to begin with and she wears it SO WELL. I love the no jewelry with it.

  54. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Omg, I have that dress! Bought it at Forever 21 last summer. Love it when that happens!

  55. jcobb

    May 7, 2010 at 12:06 am

    its a marc jacobs dress

  56. Anonymous

    May 7, 2010 at 12:46 am

    This is a great "Summer in the inner city" shot. Her hair, dress and cool attitude remind me of last Summer in inner city Melbourne – refreshingly relaxed, colourful, with a little edge. Lovely.

  57. Ana

    May 7, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I love those full bangs with the thick braid. It looks medieval/hippie.

  58. Anna

    May 7, 2010 at 2:11 am

    I remember that dress. Marc by Marc Jacobs. 2007/2008 sometime.

  59. nothingvanilla

    May 7, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Her personality does not seem to match the outfit – the contrast does not work for me or maybe I am just over thinking it!

  60. quiubomona

    May 7, 2010 at 6:02 am

    GREAT portrait. Love her expression and her pose…And I love this look because she could rock it in any of the five boroughs and totally fit in! Chic without being snobby.

  61. Joanna Roman

    May 7, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Lovely, simple, cute and obviously not because of big money. New York women rocks (as usual!)

  62. Izzen

    May 7, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Cool dress and shoes!


  63. Kristy

    May 7, 2010 at 9:14 am

    A CMYK dress! :)

  64. Cecylia

    May 7, 2010 at 9:23 am

    The girl in the first photo is adorable!

  65. kiwi

    May 7, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Yes, the dress was Marc Jacobs two years ago, then Forever 21 knocked it off to perfection a year later, I know b/c I examined both closely and bought F21 version for $20. It never fails to elicit joyful comments. It's the perfect dress particularly here in Austin where it's 2000 degrees every day.

  66. Kathleen

    May 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Love the outfit and shoes, The haircut doesn't do her justice. She has a lovely swan's neck and beautiful eyes, but her ears are set a bit too low for this cut. I think down to her shoulders would have been much more appropriate. Her bone structure is elegant and her hair thick enough to carry a longer and more flattering cut. Beautiful face!

  67. Anonymous

    May 8, 2010 at 2:26 am

    FRANCES!!! i love you!!

  68. ouique

    May 8, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Wow. She reminds me of my mum on photos in the year that I was born (1984), but then mixed with 2010. I love it!

  69. Poivre Monkey

    May 8, 2010 at 6:15 am

  70. Fuschialexus

    May 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I love her expression and her shoes are cute, the background is great (matching with her expression, and that little chain below her is amazing in terms of detail!), but I feel like her dress is incredibly ordinary.

    The bright color pops pretty nicely in front of the gray. :)

  71. tempesta

    May 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    It's all because of the chain. Great picture.

  72. Anonymous

    May 9, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Who makes her sandals??

  73. eleftheria

    May 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

    wonderful pic! sooo summery. the dress the look..but the shoes…anyone knows where from??

  74. Anonymous

    May 10, 2010 at 7:40 am

    i love the dress.
    and the way you make her and her dress appear even more graphic against the elements in the backdrop. a a beautiful neck too.
    thanks for such a blog!

  75. Ola

    May 10, 2010 at 8:26 am

    lovely dress

  76. Anonymous

    May 10, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I'm generally not matchy-matchy at all but I feel this dress and these shoes really don't look go together at all. Sorry, I don't care for this look.

  77. Rose

    May 10, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I love the sandals (marc Jacobs): i have the same ;-)

  78. Christine Laurél

    May 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Quite an unattractive masculine face- a less blunt haircut might help. But overall, an interesting, somewhat provocative image. (It looks like a cross dresser-perhaps?)

  79. Anonymous

    May 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I find her face a bit masculine for her hairstyle..

  80. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    that dress is forever 21

  81. Gina

    May 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

    The brightly colored dress juxtaposed with this woman's masculine features is fabulous and creates such an androgynistic vision! I absolutely love that you captured the chain securing the bench as well, it contributes to the masculinity and power of the photograph.

  82. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I have this dress ^^

  83. oddtonic

    May 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I'm glad 2 other people noticed the chain on the bench… It totally changed the mood of the shot for me. It seems to match her expression. I get this feeling of "Relax, but not too much".

    The picture seems to hold the contradiction well… a comfortable place to sit but locked in place with heavy chain and a relaxed pose and playful dress but very reserved, almost stern look on her face. You could write a whole character from this one shot… which is why I love this blog ;)

  84. Julia

    May 19, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    She's so cute!

  85. R

    June 1, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Lovely dress, compelling attitude…what a great photograph!

  86. cheri

    December 4, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I own that dress Forever 21 twenty bucks :) Makes me feel good to hear it's so liked.

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