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October 2, 2007 at 6:25 pm
What makes the outfit for me is not so much the clothing (fab, by the way) but the mischievous grin on her face. Clearly the woman is enjoying the moment and that is the crowning accessory of any outfit.
October 2, 2007 at 6:38 pm
she is adorable. i agree w/ anonymous 6:25pm – what a grin?!
October 2, 2007 at 6:40 pm
If that’s a real fur, it’s a deal-breaker. Tacky.
October 2, 2007 at 6:48 pm
Sweet Face! I love her sly smile… Lovely pic
October 2, 2007 at 6:55 pm
Attitude is what makes an outtifit comes to life. As Chanel said: It’s teh woman in the dress, not the dress on the woman. The pink skirt is just yummy!!!
October 2, 2007 at 6:59 pm
She’s adorable, but I’m not loving the big, orange bag. (Not a fan of logo bags in general.) I guess I’m not crazy about the jacket’s cutesy pink bow either. I liked her look in the last photo better….
October 2, 2007 at 7:04 pm
Where did she get those shoes?
October 2, 2007 at 7:06 pm
any background information on her? does she shoot for someone? name?
October 2, 2007 at 7:08 pm
I know this is “cute,” or whatever, but I don’t like a single element of what she is wearing, and together….nononono. i do like her camera. I’ll give her that.
October 2, 2007 at 7:15 pm
she’s awesome. i love the shoes, personally. they make everything else work.
October 2, 2007 at 7:22 pm
She is adorable! I love it all – but especially her smile. Oh, and that fabulous bag!!
October 2, 2007 at 7:26 pm
Beautiful, stylish, sexy. Love it!
October 2, 2007 at 7:32 pm
Where did she get those separated toe ballet flats?Love the layered skirt and the fur!
October 2, 2007 at 7:37 pm
how do we all feel about the aesthetic (or lack thereof) of the split toe shoe? I can’t help but liken it to a mule or other heavy pack animal. net: as cute as the pink/orange/LV/fur combo is w/ camera….I don’t feel anything positive towards the shoe. Am I missing something?
October 2, 2007 at 7:47 pm
how charming she is.
October 2, 2007 at 7:48 pm
I love her fur capelet with the split toe shoes! I completely agree with the comment above and hope she remembers that and next time leaves the Big Orange Bag at home…
October 2, 2007 at 7:51 pm
The amount of money on this one person could feed a family of four for a month.
October 2, 2007 at 8:00 pm
Sart, she’s the “girl against the car” (NYC fashion week)? Wow! Without her glasses she looks so different.
She’s got a camera and last time someone commented he’d seen her shooting at Bryant Park.
Can you tell us more about her? Such a cool and personal style.
October 2, 2007 at 8:24 pm
excellent outfit! i dont know what the others are saying, but from the bow to the bag, its all fabulous
October 2, 2007 at 8:41 pm
everything but the shoes = GENIUS. I’m just not a fan of shoes that show an indent where the toes should be. But otherwise everything else makes up for it, the pose/camera/fur jacket with bow/hair style/purse/etc.
Split toe shoes just should not be worn, same with split toe socks. They are not comfortable, are not pleasing to the eye, and serve absolutely no purpose. It’s not the girl’s fault for buying them, it’s the manufacturer’s fault for making them. Otherwise her choice of the metallic on the ballet flat fits with the rest of the outfit, it’s just the split toe that’s worrisome.
October 2, 2007 at 8:43 pm
Her combination of a teddy-bear jacket and a double-layer dress works because of her smile and her two-handed gesture; holding her camera so that one hand does all the work, and the other hand adds a small accent – guiding a just little – as if she had recently held the camera close to her face.
little edie meets pixie-luxe
The bag? Now theres a story. What’s inside…
October 2, 2007 at 8:47 pm
I truly wouldn’t add anything or take anything away. every element of what she’s wearing makes this outfit work. if she had a more traditional bag or shoes, she might appear too matronly. i don’t think anyone else could ever wear those shoes. i don’t like them personally, and i’m blown away at how she makes them look so cute. what i do love is her skirt/dress layering. surely those are separates? brava. i just hope that isn’t real fur (even though it’d be kinda perfect if it were)
October 2, 2007 at 8:48 pm
this is a superb example of personal style. it looks like she has taken some vintage pieces and a riff on a LV bag, along with some Margiela tabi flats and combined it with an adorable grin. you can’t copy that! it’s uniquely her. i would also like to know who she is and what she does. her outfits are amazing! i have seen her looks 3 times so far and each one is teriffic.
It’s Amelie!!! She is amazing. I LOVE her ability to transform her look. This Kid is Crazy Cool!!! If anyone can rock Martin Margiela shoes she is the girl. I adore her. Please keep us in a wash of her rotating looks…she’s one to watch!!!! Thanks For bringing her back after the malestrom of your last posting…I LOVE HER!!!!
October 2, 2007 at 8:50 pm
The split toe shoe is (I think) a play on Japanese (and maybe throughout Asia?) construction boots and or split toe socks called “tabi ” that are worn with Gaeta, and other Japanese shoes.She is SO cool.
October 2, 2007 at 8:55 pm
aaaahhomgnoshestooooskinny!! just kidding. she’s absolutely charming! and adventurous.
October 2, 2007 at 8:57 pm
Fabulous! Mystery gamine…
October 2, 2007 at 9:03 pm
i believe the split toe shoes are Martin Margiela
October 2, 2007 at 9:14 pm
mr. sart, i’ve been enjoying this site for some time, and just recently began checking out your pics on style.com. so fun! except that it’s hard to go back in the archives and review your past work for them. is there any way to set up a comprehensive archives list like you have on this site? that one only goes back to September 5 2007. I really wanted to jump back to last fall to get some shopping inspiration, but i had to just keep clicking “previous post.” Also, how do you choose what pics to put on style.com, and what ones to include on this site?
October 2, 2007 at 9:16 pm
Did something bad happen? I think she looks divine – but it is because she is happy in what she is wearing. It is very idividualistic and pixie-ish. Charming!
Plus she manages to wear a fur stole and it looks young and fresh on her.
October 2, 2007 at 9:25 pm
iheartfashion: the shoes are maison martin margeila…the split toe is a signature style for them.
October 2, 2007 at 9:32 pm
This is such a downgrade from what you usually photograph…the taste level is just not there.
October 2, 2007 at 9:35 pm
Re Jimmy 7:51 PM
One also could assume — unless you’re sittin’ buck nekkid at your computer. Eek! — that what you are wearing could feed a family of four for a month.
Your point could be better made using other targets, no?
October 2, 2007 at 9:38 pm
While she’s quite adorable, the bag is overwhelming. The split-toe shoes? Unfortunately they remind me of the very unappealing fashion faux pas of a woman wearing overly tight jeans.
Camel toe will never be a good look anywhere on any part of the female body.
October 2, 2007 at 9:39 pm
oooh.. love it. especially the tote. louis vuitton how i like to see it — not overdone!
October 2, 2007 at 9:46 pm
She looks so cute and happy. I love her bag, too. I also like the look of the lady behind her… she was bummed because she wasn’t the one being photographed. Yeah yeah, her eyes are closed, but you know that’s what she’s thinking. =)
October 2, 2007 at 9:47 pm
Great attention to detail with the layered skirt, short fur coat and bold shoes. Best of all, she “matches” her clothes perfectly :)
October 2, 2007 at 9:52 pm
I want to pinch those cheeks, and then steal her jacket when I’m done! She’s adorable!
October 2, 2007 at 9:54 pm
i believe the shoes are maison martin margiela, but i could be wrong.
October 2, 2007 at 10:11 pm
Lots of poofy, girly stuff; a huge bag with a logo; and a fur. 3 strikes.
October 2, 2007 at 10:12 pm
there IS something creepy about that cleft shoe…but the fur capelet beneath that pretty face sends me.Very coy.
October 2, 2007 at 10:16 pm
Irregular Choice makes split-toed shoes like that. They are not expensive. I’m not sure that I like them –the first thing that comes to mind is hooves.
She’s cute. It’s hard to tell her age.
October 2, 2007 at 10:27 pm
That’s right desertwind it’s her! She looks very different.. I love her “you caught me” smile, and what strikes me is that every piece of her clothing is unique.
October 2, 2007 at 10:28 pm
it is amazing how different she looks without her glasses! this outfit is fabulous (though the shopping tote is distracting). she has lolita style with an added dose of sophistication.
October 2, 2007 at 10:51 pm
Those are Martin Margiela ballet flats…LOVE! Love the photo too!! Amazing!!
October 2, 2007 at 11:06 pm
Martin Margiela’s split-toe tabi shoes ^..^ (I think)
October 2, 2007 at 11:08 pm
I think she’s wearing the same dress…I don’t like whatever she’s wearing. her smile very unique…i only like her camera.
October 2, 2007 at 11:11 pm
The fur, the skirt, and her face are adorable!I’m a bit alarmed by the shoes though…
October 2, 2007 at 11:20 pm
martin margiela split toe shoes?
she’s so cute, great fur capelet indeed. although, not one of my favourite looks of hers. i saw a photo you took of her on style.com and thought she looked great there. this outfit all together doesn’t work too well in my opinion.
The Vintage Society
October 2, 2007 at 11:25 pm
LOVE this girl. She is so inspirational. Both shots show such different sides of her!!! Amazing.
October 2, 2007 at 11:27 pm
You have to tell us now. Who IS that exuberantly quirky woman? What do you know about her? (What I wouldn’t give to see the inside of her closet! It must look like a grownup version of The Dressup Box)
October 3, 2007 at 12:10 am
i’m just not seeing it.
October 3, 2007 at 12:19 am
I love the split-toe shoe and the light airy dress and slip, especially with a heavy furry jacket (love the whimsical bow!) This is what makes fashion fun.
I’m biased. I see a glimmer of how I dressed when I could only afford to shop at thrift stores, but being before ebay that meant easily mixing up quality vintage and new pieces. I lined my eyes kohl-black and powdered my face white back then, but I would wear this now!
That smile and that skin — I bet you captured just how lovely she looks in person.
October 3, 2007 at 12:25 am
This woman has got *it*. I love her!
What really makes this outfit for me is that she’s wearing a watch! I haven’t seen a woman wear one in ages.
As to jimmy‘s comment about his assumed price of her outfit…first off, why so much contempt for people who choose to spend their money a certain way? Second, it looks to me like she’s layered a sheer cream slip over a vintage pink skirt/dress. That fur stole could likely be vintage, as well as the red bow pin. Oh, and the orange bag looks like swag to me.
October 3, 2007 at 12:30 am
On closer inspection I believe this is the same sheer dress in her previous (“girl against the car”) picture. Only this time she’s definitely layered it over a pink dress instead of white slip. Awesome!
October 3, 2007 at 12:33 am
She clearly has a killer swagger, and the grin lets yo know that she knows it. The bag is good but not great, but I love how the skirt complements the coat.
October 3, 2007 at 1:09 am
since “girl against a car”, i’ve also noticed this woman on facehunter– i love that she is wearing that watch in all three photos. it’s bold, but still dependable and sturdy looking. great.
are there more street style pictures of this woman? any bio info? she is so intriguing.
October 3, 2007 at 1:21 am
Don’t like her style at all. She looks like she just wants to grab people’s attention.
October 3, 2007 at 2:18 am
love the ensemble, except those gross split-toe shoes. they make her look like a centaur. it’s creepy.
CK Dexter Haven
October 3, 2007 at 2:24 am
She’s wicked, just for being a chick carrying a big ol’ Fuji 645.
October 3, 2007 at 2:34 am
hm not so much for the split toe shoes but the rest looks real nice!
October 3, 2007 at 3:22 am
the pink bow makes the outfit
October 3, 2007 at 6:58 am
soo cute.. an asian version of Sarah Jessica parker :) go sex and the city ;)
October 3, 2007 at 8:40 am
She’s wearing an oyster perpetual sea dweller rolex for starters! James, what’s Amelie’s full name and who is she??? the mere fact that she’s jumping around the world to photograph fashion is certainly a tantalizing mystery!
you can see a closer view of the watch here:
October 3, 2007 at 9:10 am
i friggin love this girl
October 3, 2007 at 9:19 am
she’s full of personality, and she’s obviously not trying to follow any trends, so two points for her.
but personally, i find the outfit tacky and distasteful.
October 3, 2007 at 9:26 am
So if she’s the girl against the car, she seems to have a fondness for very large bags(which are maybe practical)that are way too big for her and flat shoes that work against the super feminine outfits(but again are practical. The gold shoes are wierd, and the black converse have a similar effect. But the colors, pink orange gold brown, and the smile. Its quirky and individual and I love it.
October 3, 2007 at 9:29 am
Ilove that you got that dash of yellow and splash of pink in the photo too.
October 3, 2007 at 9:49 am
I’ll totally be behind you if you just stalk this woman and take a photo of what she’s wearing everyday. I’ve loved everything she’s worn so far because she carries it all off so well. Sometimes it’s less about the clothes and more about the fabulous personality.
October 3, 2007 at 10:51 am
i’m hardly noticing the clothes as her spritely spirit comes through as the real fashion. is this really the same girl as that other photo?
October 3, 2007 at 11:14 am
Going out and spending the money actually helps more families than whining….
October 3, 2007 at 11:31 am
Love the oversize orange bag and the fucshia bow on the cropped fur coat. Her outfit would look weird and absurd on a career woman or a wealthy philanthropist but it is worth one million dollars on her. Clothes are related to personality, not to social class or bank account.
October 3, 2007 at 11:58 am
That’s the same dress she’s wearing on the other photo (with the car), just with a clothing with different color underneath.
October 3, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Something that annoys me about the comments above is that those who don’t like the dress, shoes, etc., miss the spirit of the outfit–the retro/punk/hip aesthetic that it seems to me this woman is totally rocking (as in the previous pic of her). A punk aesthetic to me = quirky elements + vintage pieces + a general insouciance/”anti-fashion industry” mood. She looks great and completely fresh. Advising her to get a smaller bag and less interesting shoes completely misses the point.
October 3, 2007 at 1:54 pm
She demonstrates that style is all about attitude.
October 3, 2007 at 2:10 pm
Yikes, gold cloven toed shoes! I can’t say I like it. But she is distinctive and intentional, original, bless her!
October 3, 2007 at 2:42 pm
She looks so much more pretty just by smiling, even healthier. And seeing she is wearing the same dress but combined it in another way making it to special by layering it with another colour and the new colour the transparecies form, very pretty and special. Also love her gold shoes.
October 3, 2007 at 2:52 pm
Everything but the bag.
Asian Models Blogger
October 3, 2007 at 2:57 pm
I absolutely love the way she paired the granny fur wrap with her young, contemporary dress. Perfectly done.
October 3, 2007 at 3:00 pm
There is a little too much going on in her outfit.Were it night time,it wouldn´t be so annoying.Mixing furs and see-through skirts isn´t quite sensible.Luckily there are so many people around her that she can mix in the crowd.
October 3, 2007 at 3:07 pm
Completely not my style and yet completely adorable. She has great fashion sense. Something about putting those elements together. Wow.
October 3, 2007 at 3:12 pm
unfortunately, i must agree with the nay-sayers. i’m not a fan of not just the outfit but the general vibe of the photo – something about it makes me feel uncomfortable. love the bag as an individual piece, however.
October 3, 2007 at 3:25 pm
I love her smile…and her totally un-selfconcious style. I liked the other picture too though.
October 3, 2007 at 4:27 pm
I’m surprised more commentators don’t recognize her as a “Harajuku” girl — and in terms of the fashion we have seen on her so far, a tame one at that.
Japanese street fashion is much wilder than either this or the outfit worn when she was photographed leaning against the car. Maybe she’s just warming up and there is better yet to come.
And the split toed shoes are definitely an ironic and amused reference to Japanese tabi socks, split to wear with thong sandals — they aren’t “gross” in Japan, they are very old-fashioned and practical. I have no doubt she understands the reference.
Also, that looks like a wonderful little Bakelite pin on her jacket; another indicator of fashion savvy, I must say.
Sart, stay on the trail; she has great promise.
October 3, 2007 at 4:30 pm
Hahaha, yeah I didn’t look the first time at her clothes. Only at her cute smile!
October 3, 2007 at 6:08 pm
This is a great example of attitude carrying off a look. She just looks like she is getting a kick out of everything, and her outfit, which is really just a mish-mash of everything, works out.
October 3, 2007 at 6:28 pm
i like all of this, even the pieces that would be bad on their own (label-y bag,the shoes). i think, however, that the reason i like all of it is the bow. it ties the entire look together into something truly saucy.
October 3, 2007 at 8:05 pm
Love the skirt(s), her smile, and her hair. Not feeling anything else, but I love that she’s taking chances.
October 3, 2007 at 11:00 pm
“Don’t like her style at all. She looks like she just wants to grab people’s attention.”
and what exactly is wrong with that?
October 3, 2007 at 11:02 pm
From the tone of your title, it doesn’t seem like anyone is getting your message. Well, for me, when I read the title and looked at the picture I imagined that you took about 10 photos of this lady posing here and there and everywhere, flaunting her “beauty” and feeling way too confident about herself, more so than your regular models. Not that confidence is bad, but sometimes, when you wave yourself around too much it can a bit pretentious and haughty.
Personally I enjoy the calm and collected look. I guess I’m just a really modest person. But then again, modesty can get a little annoying too. Moderation is the key if you get what I mean.
But for the sake of the outfit, I do give her some points for it.
October 4, 2007 at 12:25 am
Ha ha ha ha ha ha…This look and smile are just so impish !
We can clearly see that she recongnize you and offers you the cutest smile ever…
I like this pic…She’s, once again, really fashionable…I adore the “bear fur” coat (lol) with the red bow tie…
October 4, 2007 at 2:49 am
Skirt is lovely and delicately feminine.
October 4, 2007 at 4:25 am
LoVE this lovely gal ^ ^sart, great job ~~~thanks a lot~!!!
hundrednorth, i agree with so much~~~ thanks also!!!
October 4, 2007 at 5:14 am
Go to Daikanyama in Tokyo. FILLED with girls like that.
October 4, 2007 at 7:08 am
Where was this picture taken, in NY or Paris?
I’m wondering about the women in the background with opaque black tights on. That’s not a look I’ve seen recently. I need to know if it’s essential for me to go out and buy black tights!!
October 4, 2007 at 10:21 am
i wish we could see the enitre dress, but paired with the faux fur, and that sweet bow, looks excellent. I hate the shoes though, a lot.
October 4, 2007 at 11:02 am
I think the shoes are Martin Margiela because he did “tabi” boots.Incidently there is an amusing piece about MM’s new NY shop in todays style section of the New York Times.
October 4, 2007 at 12:03 pm
Something about this photo that I like is that the lovely young woman seems to be in the middle of an intriguing crowd. In the background there are little glimpses of more people who might look stylish–a hot pink skirt, a curvy shoe, a yellow dress, a black shawl. It is interesting to think about the context we wear our clothes in, and the meaning of dressing for the occasion.
October 4, 2007 at 12:59 pm
To hel, with all naysayers, this woman really is an inspiration of what fashion needs, some individuality, some quirkiness. She has morphed from the previous pic, yet retains her signature look, amazing. And, no one has noticed how hot she is, the most beautiful skiin. She’s extraordinary Sart and I know that you know that you are on to something quite special with this girl. Don’t worry, some of us do get you.
October 4, 2007 at 3:53 pm
i am not yet convinced. far too “dress-up” for me. the shoes are distasteful. only the girl inside the clothes, inside the body in fact, seems to have a certain charm…in the eyes, in the smile.
October 4, 2007 at 9:04 pm
i think this girl looks like she’s having fun in her clothes – there’s a bit of whimsy in this look. if this is the same girl as the (in)famous girl-on-car post, i think i like the way she wears this outfit better. it’s not a question of her body – some people are just little, some people are just big – but of how she seems to be in the clothes. there was something missing for me in how she was presenting herself in the car picture – great style, not terrible on her – but this look is simply fantastic. or maybe it is a little about body – these clothes fit her frame, fit her face (that smile! those eyes!), the earlier ones didn’t strike me in the same way.
October 4, 2007 at 10:07 pm
I hate that bag (I think I’m just biased against orange– ewww!), but I really dig the rest. Just hope that fur is fake!
October 4, 2007 at 11:02 pm
that medium format rangefinder just does it for me. excellent capture.
October 4, 2007 at 11:03 pm
I really love her ninja shoes.
October 5, 2007 at 7:48 am
how about interviewing this girl the next time you see her! The image is one thing, but how and what inspires the person in the image would be even more entertaining. what feeling is she channeling in her look? what background has brought her to this point in her style choices.
October 5, 2007 at 8:42 am
I love her!!! She has tremendous style. Show us more.
And thanks to the commenters who made the connections to punk aesthetic and tabi socks. You are so right on.
October 5, 2007 at 2:30 pm
Could someone please link to the other posts Sart did on this woman?
October 5, 2007 at 5:53 pm
yeah the fuji 645 makes her sooo rad. i wanna know her. she probably takes cool photos if she has that.
October 5, 2007 at 7:42 pm
Okay well never mind my previous post. I do admit that she wears a cute smile. :]
October 5, 2007 at 10:42 pm
I think her choice of shoe is the glue that keeps it all together. With a more traditional shoe her look is sacrinne. With the split toe it’s just a little naughty/ disturbing/interesting, much better!
October 6, 2007 at 7:57 am
here’s a new image of this woman Scott posted to style.com. She’s back with those clunky oversized glasses. I doubt she needs them for seeing.
October 6, 2007 at 9:31 am
For all those who have commented distaste for the split toe shoes… I’m curious…. is fashion about beauty alone? or can fashion (like art) involve social commentary and historical reference? In european history, the cloven toe references 18th and 19th Century images of devils and witches. The accusation and subsequent punishment of witchcraft was something used to control women in particular, and sometimes men. In Japanese culture, the split toe has other references. The multiplicity and overlap of references, and their ways of oozing into popluar culture, is the very essence of post-modernism… and for me, one of the most wonderful aspects of both high and street fashion.
October 6, 2007 at 10:13 am
I really like the dress together with the fur (which I hope is FAKE).
October 6, 2007 at 11:45 am
Oh dear, I think the bag is absolutely horrid with the rest of it. But then, I have never been a fan of flaunting logos all over the place. It’s just too big. If you have that much to haul around, hire a boy to follow you around. I think I would like it minus the bag, but it’s hard to tell.
October 6, 2007 at 2:31 pm
I’ve always been a fan of the complexity in a Japanese-styled ensemble. Margiela, Demeulemeester, even a crinoline? Ha, she’s great.
October 7, 2007 at 7:11 am
love her happy go lucky attitude…but not really into what she’s wearing….cute shoes though!
October 8, 2007 at 1:04 pm
love the tote- is it real or a fake i wonder
October 8, 2007 at 4:39 pm
Great pic. Alot of personality. I love the bag (anyone know where i can find one?) and the shoes!
October 8, 2007 at 4:40 pm
great pic. alot of personality. i love the bag! Does anyone know where i can find it???
October 9, 2007 at 9:21 pm
To anon @ 4:27 PM
Harajuku?!?! Not even close.
Just a note but, why is it that everyone assumes every stylish Asian person must be Japanese? Or that split-toed shoes *must* be some arcane reference to Japanese geta shoes when shod by an Asian person? As an Asian, these comments always surprise/confuse me. After all, as we know nothing about her, there is no point in projecting stereotypes or expectations onto her.
Anyhow, she is adorable and so spirited. I love the shoes – they are creepy and sensual.
There is a slim difference between quirky and tacky. But, she is quirky – with her odd ensembles, mischievous smile, and details of her outfits.
Tacky is when you try too hard to seem richer/sexier than you can pull off.
October 10, 2007 at 8:02 am
Ok, I live on the other side of the world but I didn’t know camel-toe shoes existed. she’s a very witty dresser.
October 10, 2007 at 11:14 am
I love her legs!!
and her red bow is way cute (:
October 10, 2007 at 11:29 pm
What’s wrong with split-toe shoes, and why the comparisons to heavy draft animals? These not only reference Japanese traditional clothing, they remind me of a very different animal: a graceful deer.
October 14, 2007 at 9:17 pm
Oh, who is looking at the clothes with a smile that sweet?! Oh, thank you.
October 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm
October 28, 2007 at 3:02 pm
Pixie perfect princess…
February 2, 2008 at 2:26 pm
Hey, I think those are traditional Indian shoes-or some form thereof. I’ve seen some for sale on a site that has goods from India. Thanks, Andrea
August 27, 2008 at 5:43 am
super late in the game but…her name is rei shito. she is a friend of a friend…she shoots for street and fruits magazines. or at least she used to. very talented and sweet woman
December 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm
She really loves those ugly shoes. She must have bought those bags in all available colors; the logo must show on!