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May 4, 2007 at 6:21 pm
It is so sad Europeans tolerate such disgusting destruction of property (in the form of graffiti) in their once lovely cities.
May 4, 2007 at 6:25 pm
I love her shoes
May 4, 2007 at 7:14 pm
Lovely, lovely blue shoes
May 4, 2007 at 7:39 pm
yeah but it sure gives an hell of an mix, anonymous!
May 4, 2007 at 8:14 pm
She looks good, but the graffiti is really bad. I have to agree with anon. 6:21 PM
May 4, 2007 at 9:02 pm
It’s funny it is mentioned about the graffiti. Our french cousins say this is a form of art…of expression…and don’t look at as destruction at all. To each his own, I suppose.
May 4, 2007 at 10:48 pm
i was just thinking before I read the first comment how much I love the graffiti in the background – it somehow seems more real than over-sanitized cities. and i love her look, especially teh bag
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May 4, 2007 at 10:53 pm
I love the basket on the bicycle.
And I’m still surprised at the number of women riding a bicycle in a dress.
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May 5, 2007 at 12:51 am
For probably the fiftieth time…those are beautiful shoes! And I covet the cycle, it seems to be the top accessory of the season over in Europe.
May 5, 2007 at 1:37 am
i love her shoes. and yes i agree about the grafitti. it’s such a shame. but they’re beautiful style makes it up for it.
May 5, 2007 at 4:05 am
I´ m so sorry but graffiti is an identity element in Berlin. Berlin without graffiti will not be Berlin.And, again, I´m so sorry, but this city, “spangled with dog piles and graffiti all over” it´s one of the most civilized places in the entire world.Like the lady in the portrait, it´s a matter of relaxed minds.
February 9, 2013 at 4:41 am
I’ve only just come across this photo and I agree 100% with your comment, well phrased & spot on.
May 5, 2007 at 5:32 am
we love blue sequin flats.
May 5, 2007 at 7:55 am
Being myself a European woman riding bike in a dress or skirt in summertime I feel I must confess here that it is not only an accessory or a way of transport. It is also a refined way of enjoying one´s sexuality without showing a lot of skin or other more vulgar ways. It´s training for a flirt and beginning of a love affair. Especially now when the dresses are shorter and wider againg it is pure pleasure. (When it´s not raining, that is.)
May 5, 2007 at 9:20 am
Wow, she looks so good! Love everything about her, specialy the shoes!
May 5, 2007 at 9:35 am
That’s not graffiti, they’re “tags.” Still, I barely even noticed them over her velvety dress!
May 6, 2007 at 7:29 am
Isn’t she great with that lovely, welcoming smile.
I would love to have a chat and coffee with her.
Again, the black hair and fringe, what we realize to be reprsentative of Berlin women.
The bike, the wide velvet dress, so quaint and somehow comforting; lose the horrible, discordant, electric blue shoes.
THe shoes may be meant as irony but frankly, she doesn’t need it.
Well done, fraulein.
May 6, 2007 at 7:51 am
Yes, apropos of the comment above re. the tingly, sexual feeling of riding a bike in the Summer wearing a dress; the hidden, oft unexpressed, feelings our clothes give us, is a neglected topic.
Brava for noting this as clothing is so much more subtle and powerful than mere adornment.
May 8, 2007 at 5:06 am
love the outfit, but then again blue+black is really all i wear lately *smile*. the tags behind her aren’t graffiti per say, but street art and graffiti rocks in berlin, there are scads of gorgeous, colorful works of art free for everyone to see. love her outfit!
May 8, 2007 at 11:55 am
right, it would be so much nicer if New York, for example, looked like a nondescript suburb with identically beige walls all around.
i don’t believe The Sartorialist is a place for people who feel this way. Perhaps “Anonymous” wondered over from MarthaStuart.com by mistake.