41 comments

  1. Random Fashion Coolness

    April 11, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    Oooh I love it, edgy grunge at its best – and outside Marc Jacobs. It doesn’t get much better than that!

  2. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    I almost bought that dress at Marc by Marc on Bleecker, but for some reason decided against it. Seeing it on her makes me want to go back and get it. Immediately.

  3. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    and the dress is marc by marc jacobs spring line!

  4. Iheartfashion

    April 11, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Great background for a cool, stylish look from MJ!

  5. irène

    April 11, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Crazy that this totally 80′s high school hipster look is based around a Marc Jacobs dress…no, wait, it isn’t; it is like we have come around to where the 2000′s version of the hip, young thrift store shopper buys her clothing from a man who bases his second line on the young hip versions of her from the 70′s-90′s.

    Whew–makes my head spin. She looks just like several of my best friends from 1987–CUTE.

  6. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    it helps that she’s gorgeous, but for me what sets off the whole thing are the shoes….

  7. Kathleen

    April 11, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    I love the boots with the dress, but am not so in love with the scarf and bag. That is, I love the scarf and bad (the scarf in particular), but am not so convinced they go with the boots and dress.

    She’s so cute, though, that it almost doesn’t matter.

  8. missx

    April 11, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    I love the not-quite-electric blue boots.

  9. Carlene

    April 11, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    What a perfect background for shooting this dress!

  10. NYC Modelista

    April 11, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    She looks fabulous in the outfit but I don’t think many people can pull it off.

    The bulky scarf and flopping boots can add the illusion of pounds to the body so you have to be pretty skinny to pull it off. Plus the colors look fun and sexy when you are young and cute.

    She is Marc Jacob’s target audience!! Or what’s in his head when he decided this collections.

  11. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    I’m not crazy about the combo. The dress deserves to be worn as it was designed to be worn..simple, airy, floaty, lightweight. The accessories weigh it down. Deliberate grunge has no elan.

  12. Elijah James

    April 11, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    I like the giant brown scarf against the black jacket almost as much as the spring colors.

  13. rmp

    April 11, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t know, it just seems like there’s too much going on.

    It’s almost like she tried too hard

  14. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    I can’t say how many times I see girls attempting this sort of look and falling short. She truly has perfect execution: the perfect length of the scarf, the slightly offsetting colour of the boots and the fabulous hair.

    -A

  15. Sarah Ann

    April 11, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Does anywhere know where those boots are from? They are the perfect amount of slouch- and I adore the cobalt/cornflower blue color.

  16. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Where do I get tights that opaque??

  17. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    definitely too much going on. and i hate those robin hood boots from the 80s. she’s very pretty, though.

  18. Jewel Box Dreamer

    April 11, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    those are some fabulous boots!

  19. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    exactly what do such fabulously dressed people do for a living?!

  20. Anna

    April 11, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    love love love love love love love it.

    ps, i love love love love love you too, sartorialist. you are consistently the best part of my days.

  21. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 1:26 am

    I love it. It’s equal opportunity dressing. Why shouldn’t the kids now have the right to look as crazy as we did in the 80′s? You’re only young once. That is, unless you’re an eccentric artist…

  22. Kits

    April 12, 2007 at 2:25 am

    I love those electric blueee booots

  23. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 9:08 am

    love how she pulled off this colorful look so effortlessly. it just works for her…like she rolled outta bed, threw it on, and was out the door. NICE!

    only one little gripe. i CAN’T stand the sight of “it” bags. u know, the ones that u see lohan, hiltons, simpsons sporting and then see replicas being sold by city street vendors in multitudes of skittle colors. yea, not too crazy bout that.

    but, overall, very cute. i esp. love the dress and her hair.

  24. Carolina Lange

    April 12, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Wow1 she looks fantastic! Love the dress with the scarve. The boots are great!

  25. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    I love the outfit. So randomly matched.

    Too bad she’s on Bleecker though. I’m sorry, I love fashion but I just can’t support what’s happening to our beloved Bleecker street. It goes way beyond Gentrification, and has become a complete selling of part of the soul of the Village. Every local, unique store has closed down to make way for high-priced chains that could afford quadrupled rent. Did you know one of those little stores costs $19,000 to rent out? Only Flagship stores that could afford to lose money can open there.

    There’s soon to be really nothing NY about that street – only an empty shell of what people think NY is ‘supposed to look like.’ Not unlike Universal Studios….

  26. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Hmmm. I’m not convinced that her “Pat Benatar” 1980s’ shoes work with her outfit.

  27. rollergirl

    April 12, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Anonymous 10.34, try two pairs of tights…
    Loving your work Sartorialist!

  28. Amed Studio

    April 12, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    What makes this look work? It’s quirky and individualistic. The pieces are all good on their own, but she’s in one style from the top of that difficult (yet flattering) haircut to the bottom of those unfashionable (yet deliberately stylish) pixie boots. Her sense of colour is quite sophisticated – if you mixed all the bright colours in the plaid dress with black, you’d get something very near the brown of the scarf. I’d love to see her on a different day to see if she consistently pulls off such artistry.

    There’s no ignoring the fact that this (beautifully photographed) woman is quite attractive, young, thin, and leggy – she could look good in a bin liner (with a wide red faux-croc cummerbund, no doubt!). But there’s something more at work here than conventional beauty. Her elegant hands and delicate smile lend a kind of grace that leavens a combination of elements that might have looked a clashing mess on another attractive woman. Imagine P*ris Hilt*n in the same outfit, if you dare.

    What doesn’t work? The bag. Block it out with you hand to see the difference. Call me kuh-razy, but I think a white or off-white bag would better balance the volume of darks.

  29. PILGRIM

    April 13, 2007 at 12:54 am

    I love it! Even her stance is cool. an ensemble with the right attitude makes all the difference.

  30. calm.cool.collected

    April 13, 2007 at 2:09 am

    what a little pixie…love it!

  31. ambika

    April 13, 2007 at 11:32 am

    This is so a combination of things I wouldn’t expect to like – ankle boots, oversized scarf and is that gingham? But she really, truly makes it work. She looks casually but calculatedly great.

  32. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    The fur element is what really makes this a huge success for me, but agree with those who hate the overplayed and overbearing bag.

  33. The Collegiate Fashionista

    April 14, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    I’m in love with the boots and the scarf.

  34. David

    April 15, 2007 at 7:44 am

    She looks perfect!

  35. savvylondon

    April 16, 2007 at 6:32 am

    plaid dress is delish. superb sense of textures, layering, color, and a play on proportion. 5/5 stars!

  36. Anonymous

    April 17, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Fabbo dress fabric. Brown chunky scarf, blue boots, blonde punk-ish hair. Great mix. Love it.

  37. Anonymous

    April 17, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    bitina is so hot

  38. Anonymous

    April 25, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    really cute but she got carried away with the colors…the bag and the brown scarf are just too much…but the boots are awesome!

  39. Anne

    May 19, 2007 at 12:56 am

    I love her overall outfit. Especially those boots.

  40. Anonymous

    August 11, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Love those boots! It takes a person with a true sense of style and self-confidence to make that work, and she does in spades!

    Just found your blog, Sartorialist, and I love it. I live here in Seattle which for all it’s cutting-edge hitech and coffe, it’s a real fashion backwater. Please keep up the good work!

  41. Liluko

    March 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Love her scarf!

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