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July 10, 2007 at 6:02 pm
Ah, yes. The hip, ultra-chic nuns of Paris.
July 10, 2007 at 6:10 pm
I like it, but she made a bad choice on shoes. Too trampy for such a sharp / retro suit.
If I hold my hand over her feet – I love it! ;)
July 10, 2007 at 6:14 pm
the shoes are amazing. i would feel like i could conquer the world in those shoes. the skirt is amazing. the white top underneath the black top looks like it would be uncomfortable and sort of breaks up the look a bit for me. her shoulders/facial expression/sunglasses trigger thoughts of linda hamilton from terminator 2, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
July 10, 2007 at 6:22 pm
I´m not really into womens fashion, but i know what i think is nice and whats not and i don´t really like this one.
July 10, 2007 at 6:26 pm
FIERCE! I love it…and the shoes are hot! (Balenciaga?)
July 10, 2007 at 7:05 pm
i love everything about this look — except the shoes. i think these balenciaga numbers are TOO of the moment…and they don’t quite complement the outfit that well. but everything else is beautiful on her–structural and sleek…very sophisticated!
July 10, 2007 at 7:14 pm
Wow. She’s tough! Although I love everything about the lady’s calculated severity, I’m not sure many other ladies would want to look quite so hard. But it works for her.
July 10, 2007 at 7:15 pm
YSL style: make a woman look great and feel the height of elegance.
July 10, 2007 at 7:17 pm
i like overall, except that bolero sort of piece gives her a hulking look
July 10, 2007 at 7:23 pm
YES! Killer Shoes! I love them!
July 10, 2007 at 7:24 pm
July 10, 2007 at 8:04 pm
I really love this, so I feel bad making a criticism, but:
1. The skirt should be just a little bit shorter because of her height
2. The skirt should be more tapered–a true pencil skirt. This would really show off her fab curves.
July 10, 2007 at 8:23 pm
I must agree with the rest of the comments. I like each element by itself – the aviators, the skirt (though I agree shorter for this woman), the shoes the graphic black and white. But it is not working – trying too hard attitude coming through, lack of joie de vivre. It needs deconstructing and messing up – maybe removing some of the the pieces shouting for attention? Letting her hair down?
July 10, 2007 at 8:37 pm
This is a classy combo. As presented I’d give her 9 out of 10 for style. If she lost the aviator sunglasses I’d give 10 out of 10. Nice find though.
July 10, 2007 at 8:44 pm
This is like what the headmistress of an ultra cool – and slightly salacious – all-girls private secondary school would look like.
Teach me ;-o
July 10, 2007 at 8:54 pm
She kind of channels Sharon Stone.
The jacket makes her look bulkier on top, and the shoes kind of give her feet a “potted plant” look.
Overall, a severe look, but definitely eyecatching.
July 10, 2007 at 9:40 pm
she´s fancy and cool
July 10, 2007 at 9:55 pm
Missing accessory: a riding crop
July 10, 2007 at 9:56 pm
get rid of those shoes! her hair and undertop go well with the sandstone backdrop…sart always has the knack of matching his subjects in so well with the environment. a true photographers eye. remember the dude with attitude carrying the polka dot bag? he went so well with the mies type windows in the new york background…
July 10, 2007 at 10:32 pm
Dunno about the Ray-Bans….
July 10, 2007 at 11:09 pm
D I V A !!!!!!!
July 10, 2007 at 11:25 pm
to quote paulo:“FIERCE”
indeed! i love it.
July 10, 2007 at 11:37 pm
now this is how you combine trendy items without looking like a trend zombie.
the silhouette is working for her, I like how she’s wearing a very covering outfit, but offsets that with some sexy, tall, strappy heels. and the aviators make me think she is unafraid in all aspects of her life. powerhouse!
July 11, 2007 at 12:08 am
those shoes are lethal. hot!
July 11, 2007 at 12:27 am
An interesting, but a bit scary look. Not in a bad way.
July 11, 2007 at 2:43 am
hard-core. “calculated severity” is right. and to that end, i think the should complement the shoulders perfectly.
July 11, 2007 at 5:17 am
I am loving those shoes. Powerful! The proportion of the skirt and detail of the belt are stunning.
July 11, 2007 at 6:01 am
Chic but somehow the shoes appear too clunky for the total look. But at the same time, it looks like it works because she used them to own the style, you know?
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July 11, 2007 at 7:30 am
I love the clothing, beautiful! Some how the the hair and glasses don’t do it for me though….
July 11, 2007 at 7:34 am
How much does that girl remind me of Emmanuelle Beart in 8 Femmes!! Delicious!!
July 11, 2007 at 7:54 am
HI!!!it is the first time i write in this blog,i think you realise a good work,i´m a spanish boy and i see your blog everyday to find a good look to go to out…thank you for your pictures
July 11, 2007 at 8:34 am
the upper portion has an akward fit, The shoes are awesome, but need a skinnier frame. Pretty brave in her choices, so BRAVO!
July 11, 2007 at 9:21 am
I’m going to add to famous people comparisons: Annie Lennox.
July 11, 2007 at 11:05 am
July 11, 2007 at 12:07 pm
Monica, the star the bomb the one & only!!!
July 11, 2007 at 12:35 pm
AMAZING. I think the shoes add just the right edge to the outfit. I would have like to see just a splash of color in there though, even if it was a soft neutral. Just something not black or white. Even a great big colorful cocktail ring for day. Otherwise, a fabulous look!
July 11, 2007 at 3:14 pm
I’m trying to figure out why an interesting, stylish outfit on a very attractive woman doesn’t quite make it. Every piece is good, and consistent with the slightly severe look. (Even her hands look like fists, but only because she is holding things — an accident of the moment, but one that fits the whole effect).
I think everyone is correct that it has something to do with how the skirt length and shoes change the proportions.
The jacket with big sleeves and the shape of the neckline with the white shirt underneath, all make the shoulder area look very wide — even more so because her hair is combed tightly against her head.
The lean skirt would work great with this, but its length and the chunky shoes shorten her legs. It is as if you expect/want a triangle from shoulder to foot, but it gets cut off at the knees.
I think it would work better if the skirt was about 2″ below the knee and the shoes were stiletto pumps or sandals. Then it would have that 1940s tough, sexy, broad-shouldered look, and her legs would have a really long line from belt to toe tip.
It’s fascinating to try to understand what an impact such seemingly small details can have!
July 12, 2007 at 9:44 am
her hair is shaved in the back, and super short, not combed back
July 12, 2007 at 10:20 am
Bad choise of proportions for her body: too big sleeves, too long skirt, wrong kind of shoes: the final effect is unelegant. Only Nadia Auermann could wear this look and be faboulous
July 12, 2007 at 1:03 pm
absolute ball-breaker! those shoes are ruggedly fabulous with that outfit. she’s ready to take on the world.
July 12, 2007 at 8:36 pm
The shoes are too heavy and self important – not working for me…
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July 17, 2007 at 10:09 am
I like the dress in theory but it looks too big for this woman’s frame – like she’s being swallowed.
January 5, 2013 at 8:38 am