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May 17, 2012 at 10:15 am
Great blend of colors!
love the color combination!
May 17, 2012 at 10:18 am
She looks famished and the drab colors don’t help. I don’t like this at all. I love your blog but sometimes question what you choose to post.
Adorbs! I love the colours and her beautiful white skin.
May 17, 2012 at 10:19 am
the blue colored heels gives a nice pop of color that complements her earth colored clothes.
the shoes <3
May 17, 2012 at 10:20 am
Very nice shoes. The style of this girl has a touch that makes it very attractive.
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May 17, 2012 at 10:21 am
I love the shoes!
May 17, 2012 at 10:24 am
I enjoy the honesty of the outfit, it neither hides nor flaunts.
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Love the color contrast in her shoes.
May 17, 2012 at 10:25 am
love her casual style! and love her shoes too!
love the colors in the photo! the city is so dreary but she totally brighten it up with her hair, mustard shirt, sky blue shoes!
May 17, 2012 at 10:31 am
Love the peek of the ink on her leg.
May 17, 2012 at 10:32 am
wow she looks great <3
wow she looks great!
May 17, 2012 at 10:35 am
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May 17, 2012 at 10:37 am
Nice colors mix, very natural look but I think that darker skin person would look even better in it.
May 17, 2012 at 10:38 am
Love the yellow top !
May 17, 2012 at 10:41 am
nice Outfit. :)
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May 17, 2012 at 10:43 am
Makes me want to paint my Clergerie platform sandals!
Indeed, what’s the point of having a “platform” if you don’t stand out?!
May 17, 2012 at 10:46 am
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May 17, 2012 at 10:56 am
she is lovely and stylish! good ciak!
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May 17, 2012 at 11:03 am
love the high-waisted shorts! and I wonder what her tattoo on her leg is? :)
May 17, 2012 at 11:05 am
Not a good look. Is that the lining of her pocket slipping out of the leg of her shorts? Oh dear!
May 17, 2012 at 11:07 am
Certainly like the look of those shorts and can’t argue with those long legs. She looks a bit unsteady in those shoes…hope she doesn’t fall as that would ruin the look.
May 17, 2012 at 11:08 am
the amazing sandals really elevate this outfit to new heights. Love it!
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May 17, 2012 at 11:09 am
love the turquoise heels to add a pop of colour to the whole outfit.
May 17, 2012 at 11:15 am
May 17, 2012 at 11:16 am
I agree with Kafele (third comment).
May 17, 2012 at 11:19 am
It looks kind of sad, don’t like this.
May 17, 2012 at 11:26 am
Love these colors, esp the shoes.
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love her heels!! great photo!
May 17, 2012 at 11:33 am
The colours of her clothes match her hair beautifully but her outfit as a whole doesn’t suit her. It looks a bit shabby on her, there’s also no balance. The shoes are too heavy fot her delicate figure.
May 17, 2012 at 11:37 am
This is an esoteric deleterious shot. Frankly its sad. I resource this blog often but its shots that are out of touch like this one that make me reconsider my visits.
May 17, 2012 at 11:38 am
I love her shoes
May 17, 2012 at 11:44 am
I love her outfit! :)
May 17, 2012 at 11:46 am
I want to wear that vintage tank top on the basketball court. It’s right out of the movie HOOSIERS.
May 17, 2012 at 11:55 am
Nothing matches and it’s all wacky and nice. The completely un-matching turquoise does the trick!
May 17, 2012 at 11:57 am
really like her stripy bra!
May 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Love the length of the shorts on her and how it hints subtly at the tattoo on her upper thigh. Tres sexy!
May 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm
those shoes are rediculous, whatever happened to common sence and looking real not like a fool on stilts.
May 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm
I love the mix of the colors!
May 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm
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May 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm
The various colors in this look are so rich and beautiful! Her outfit is summer perfect.
May 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm
this woman is lovely but her shoes seem horribly mismatched to her clothing.
Beautiful! The mix of colors is fantastic, especially with the turquoise heels, which make an otherwise autumn-y palette very summer-y!
May 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm
When are we women going to stop staggering around in shoes such as these? It is a nightmare of pain. Are we nuts? I’m not preaching; do it myself. (Well, maybe not quite as extreme as these shoes.)
In Toronto there is a very nice shoe museum. I have looked at gorgeous elegant shoes from the ’20s, and the ’5os, and ’60s and the heels are all manageable. The only culture we can compare to in terms of the pain endured is China and bound feet.
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May 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm
EEEEEE Skeleton on stilts. Nice shorts tho.
May 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Those heels are absolutely fabulous. Makes me miss NYC so much </3
May 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Beauty! Awesome outfit! Shoes are amazing!
May 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Hmmmm. The colors are cool and the setting is nice, and the model is lovely, but in this photo she looks emaciated and unwell. I hope it is just this particular photo, and that she is okay.
May 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm
Lovely shoes indeed …
May 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm
She looks like she is about to fall, unbalanced because of her high platforms ? The whole outfit would look much better with flats.
BTW, is it already warm in New York for this summery look ?
May 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm
May 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Its amazing how elegant you look when you carry it well, even with simple outfits! Amazing shoes btw!
May 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm
The detractors who are calling this woman “famished” or “skeleton” are exasperating. I imagine the same people use the term “real woman” to describe a curvy lady, implying that a model or thin woman is somehow unreal or less of a woman (which in the most literal sense, she is… ha ha).
Let’s be honest, people come in all shapes and sizes. Based on appearances alone, this woman looks entirely appropriate and healthy.
Did not intend to go off on that though. I like her striped bra/bikini top peeking from beneath her top.
May 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm
J’aime l’association des couleurs bleu turquoise, jaune et kaki sur cette peau très pâle. Le contraste de son tatouage qui se laisse deviner et les bretelles de son soutien gorge (qui me font penser à des touches de piano) visibles; son short noué/serré à la taille et son débardeur lâche. Ses longues jambes me font penser à une cigogne. J’aime cette instabilité, cette fragilité que tu as pu capturer en un clic.
May 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm
Usually the people in your photos look full of life. This is an
exception. There is not enough connection to the earth, and I don´t mean only the heels.
May 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm
I love the peekaboo bra and how nothing quite matches yet it all works perfectly.
May 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm
This picture is painful to view. Nothing here any young woman should emulate. Shoes are punitive. Clothes are shabby, skimpy, ugly colors, unflattering. She looks ill and unsure of herself. No fashion here.
May 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Each piece is interesting but together- on her- not so much. I agree with other comments that she looks unhealthy. Bummer. Usually you post such vibrant, healthy people.
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May 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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May 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm
Love the color combination!
May 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this.
May 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm
Well attractive!But i think there should be more cautious while choosing colors.
May 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm
We love this color scheme, summer in the city :)
May 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm
Difficult combination, but very nice shoes.
May 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm
If you can’t already tell by her outfit…it’s summer!
May 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm
Great color. The way those shorts tie in the front adds a really interesting sculptural element without weighing down the outfit. Nice.
May 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm
Love the shoes!
May 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm
the details are perfect!
May 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm
I love the colours, and I thought this was a lovely understated casual look, but then I noticed the shoes. More and more often I begin to feel that street fashion has ceased to be interesting to me – because more and more often people look like they’re starring in their own private fashion shoots where they’re their own stylist, model, and fashion mag editor, all at once. In other words, it’s no longer people going about their everyday business while wearing nice-looking clothes. It’s about staging a spectacle.
(I say “no longer”, though I have no idea if it’s always been this way, really… and I just haven’t noticed.)
Even if you don’t care about the impracticality of it all, it just looks so… calculated. In this picture, the shoes transform a nice casual outfit into something that’s pretending to be a casual outfit in order to make some kind of a fashion statement. And that, I’m afraid, makes me yawn.
May 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm
I wonder if she is being judged more for her skin colour than for her weight. If this were a bronzed, darker skinned woman, but equally as thin, would we associate her with being underfed and sickly as we do with this lovely young woman?
The picture perhaps says much more about the viewers’ biases than it does about the health of this woman…
May 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm
Generally very pale legs against colours like these look bad, but some how she makes it work (p.s. she doesn’t look overly skinny, majority of my friend look like that, it’s normal).
May 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Adore these shoes!!!
May 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm
love the color contrast between her clothes and platform of shoes! Perfection!
May 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Adorbs! I love the colours and her beautiful white skin..
Like the image of the cyclist with the prosthetic limb this shot makes you think, feel and captures the city in all its sunlight influenced glory. It’s not always about the fashion, that’s just one level of the conversation. Its a great shot, the background is so beautiful unfocused and its a nice portrait of our fashion subject.
May 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm
Adorable outfit. Those colors together are wonderful. And the image is sublime!
May 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Love the striped bra underneath and how it adds that hint of POP to the overall outfit!
May 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm
I understand what you’re saying, but one thing you have to consider, Scott mainly travels to cities where people stage personal spectacles all the time. That’s why these are fashion capitals-they didn’t get that way because 100% of the citizens are out simply looking good. Lots of people are calculated, some get it right and others don’t.
I like how this woman is so controversial, but there’s no rule saying we have to like what gets posted 100% of the time. THAT to me is a “yawn”
May 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm
I think with some accessories it would look more interesting.
May 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Horrendous, I’m sorry.
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May 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm
I love the pop of blue with the subtle yellow. Gorgeous picture!
Does it ever occur to anyone that maybe this woman will probably check out her own photo on here and see all the nasty comments? Please take care in leaving criticism!
May 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm
I love the colours!
May 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm
I like the tat peeking out from her shorts.
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May 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm
May 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm
The shoes are fab….the rest of the look, meh?
May 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm
What lovely saturated hues. She looks like she’s on an urban safari! I have to agree with Veronica and Laura. I’ve grown weary of the (ever predictable) thin-bashers. Such vitriol!
May 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm
cool shoes, they go perfectly with bare legs
May 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm
Great colors on her! love the sandals!
May 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm
May 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Shorts and high heels… sexy&beauty! http://trescic.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/acchiappatutto/
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May 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Love her shoes!
May 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm
I love how laid-back this look is! Just perfect for summer :)
May 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm
Loveeee this shoes!!!
May 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm
What a great outfit! Her shorts are the key here in creating an image of strength flavoured with feminine sexuality. She reminds me of the character of Princes Yuki, from Akira Kurosawa’s “The Hidden Fortress”. who, by the way, was the inspiration for Princess Leia in “Star Wars”. Check her out: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2oomckWOT1qmemvwo1_1280.jpg
May 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm
This woman is a perfectly normal size and a perfectly normal color. Exactly the same as mine. I admire her for showing off her skin instead of being shamed into covering up her pale legs!
May 18, 2012 at 1:07 am
Very attractive woman, but the shorts and dowdy and the shoes look absurd with this get-up!
May 18, 2012 at 1:36 am
Yeaughh that woman is incredibly thin. I find images like this very upsetting.
May 18, 2012 at 2:23 am
I desperately wish that I could see the rest of her thigh tattoo. I love those shorts!
May 18, 2012 at 2:51 am
Absolutely gorgeous Ginger!
May 18, 2012 at 3:39 am
Love the colour combination, but the heels seem a tad high.
May 18, 2012 at 4:23 am
Thank you for answering! Just to clarify, I don’t think this woman’s outfit is a “yawn”, nor do I find it yawn-worthy that I don’t like absolutely everything out there – quite the contrary, I like it that people have a wide range of different tastes. Also, I do understand that some people like to be flamboyant and outrageous in everything they do and wear; that it’s a question of personality. There have always been people like that. And some people are so perfectionist that not a single hair on their heads will ever be out of place; how much you pay attention to the finer details of self-presentation is a question of personality as well.
I guess what provoked me to comment on this picture in particular is that it is such a nice-looking, understated, breezily elegant “it’s a hot summer day and I’m sightseeing with my little backpack” type of outfit, but the shoes reminded me that there’s nothing casual or relaxed about the look. It reminded me how in practically everything nowadays there seems to be an element of “I’ll totally get photographed in this!” or at the very least (if you live in the middle of nowhere) “I’ll so post this outfit on my blog!” These attitudes rub me the wrong way and make me uncomfortable, largely because I do increasingly find them in myself as well, although I don’t have a blog and will never get photographed and am not even fashion-conscious.
In short, I like snappy clothes but I hate that the point of snappy clothes has ceased to be wearing them. Overt calculated-ness is, it seems to me, celebrated and even expected from today’s “style”. “Trying too hard” has become the norm. To generalise from this particular photo – the colour choices already show you care about looking stylish, but the shoes show that you’re not there to wear the clothes, but to model them.
May 18, 2012 at 6:27 am
Wow, she looks so uncomfortable in what she’s wearing. Who would want to show so much skin and wear heels like that, other than for the sake of fashion? I just want to give her a pair of flip flops and put her on a beach…
May 18, 2012 at 6:57 am
Adding to the comments regarding the color of her skin: it’s badass chics like this that make me feel more comfortable in my own skin. Would that blue look like that against a more tan skin tone? No: it would not.
(Not to say that the blue would look better or worse… it would look different. And who wants a world where all the blues look the same?)
May 18, 2012 at 7:10 am
Nice heels. Love the color combination.. Especially the mosterd yellow color with the green. <3..
May 18, 2012 at 7:49 am
shoes make it! love the color.
May 18, 2012 at 8:16 am
Immediately when I saw this picture, I felt as if there was something “off” about it, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. When reading through the comments, I saw that I was not the only one that felt this way.
Maybe it was the ‘famished’ and pale look, perhaps it was how she looks like unbalanced in her shoes, like many other readers have commented on, but I am still not sure what it is that startles me.
It could be because we are used to see pictures on your blog of people who ooze confidence and life, while this girl comes across as a bit out of place, as if she is almost apologetic for finding her way into your shot.
On a different note, I do really like the colour of her shoes!
May 18, 2012 at 8:23 am
She looks fine – kind of thin but obviously not undernourished! Pale skin is beautiful!
So many people love the shoes – they look very uncomfortable to me – her feet don’t look good in them. The entire outfit would look SO much better if she were wearing shoes that go with a bare little summer outfit like that – flat sandals would be great. She certainly doesn’t need the additional height!
May 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm
I don`t really get this outfit.. In my opinion the shoes don`t match AT ALL and she also gives the impression of being unable to walk on them
May 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm
May 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm
Those shoes are great. Feeling her.
May 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Beautiful girl, like the color combination, but the shoes look painful and uncomfortable, and I don’t think they look good with the rest of the outfit.
May 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm
The precarious feeling of this look makes me wish she had chosen a flat shoe..with all that leg it would have been a better choice.
May 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Nice blue shoes. Her outfit is simple but really cool
May 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm
May 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm
This is just amazing!
May 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm
ahhhh love the whole outfit , so effortless :)
May 19, 2012 at 1:33 am
Really cute color options. I like this alot. So laidback.
May 19, 2012 at 2:36 am
i love the colours but she looks very frail..maybe she’s absolutely healthy..idk..this could be triggering to some people.
May 19, 2012 at 3:00 am
It looks like she’s concentrating very hard on taking her next step. Shoes that require so much effort to walk in (however striking) should perhaps be left on the shelf. Wearing them just looks ungainly. I love pale skin and hope she is healthy.
May 19, 2012 at 4:43 am
I love her heels <3
May 19, 2012 at 5:41 am
MAYBE she just has a fast metabolism… and MAYBE her skin is just naturally that light.
she doesn’t look famished, she looks like a thin woman who happens to have a pale skin. some of the comments on here are so judgemental! and what if she would have anorexia, she’s a woman! a human being! not some sort of alien. I’ve noticed that people immediately dissociate the anorexics from the rest of the population. all of a sudden it’s ok to say the rudest things?
admittedly, she doesn’t look super comfy in those heels, but this is a picture. you don’t know how she walked off. I believe we’re all admirers of Scott’s photography and there must be a reason he chose to photograph her. besides the beautiful colors and the great mix of laid back and difficult heels, he must have noticed her motorics and saw the beauty in that (and honestly, if I would be photographed by THE sartorialist, I wouldn’t know what to do with my body..).
all I’m saying, you don’t know her story. and instead of focusing on a negative judgement lets focus on a positive story telling. we can imagine anything! where did she come from? where is she going? why is she dressed that way? what is she looking at on the floor??
March 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm
So agree! Just left a similar comment below, before seeing yours. You said it a thousand times better though :-)
March 14, 2013 at 9:16 am
wow, this is funny, I’ve been thinking about this picture for the last few days, could not get it (and the comments) out my head, finally found it and here I see you commenting on this yesterday.
moreover, since very observant viewers have noticed this is the same girl http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-fifth-ave-new-york-6/ I would love to see a style update one year leater!
May 19, 2012 at 6:38 am
Nice colour choice and love the shorts..
May 19, 2012 at 6:59 am
Me encanta la combinación!=)
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May 19, 2012 at 7:35 am
For people commenting on this beautiful lady with the killer legs; Its no more polite to talk about someone being thin then it is about someone being fat. It AMAZES me that the same people that would fly off the handle if there was a post talking about how overweight someone is are perfectly comfortable insulting a healthy young woman because she is small.
Americans are facing a crisis because of obesity( not anorexia) maybe we need to get things in perspective. 60 percent of women in America and England are over their correct bmi.
May 19, 2012 at 7:38 am
I love the colors here. They complement her beautiful long legs and her beautiful pale skin.
Its actually pretty comfortable to walk in platforms. its the arch that causes foot problems, not the height.
What I wouldn’t give to have a swanlike neck and glorious legs like this !!!!! The combo of teal and army green is one of my favorites!!!
May 19, 2012 at 7:40 am
LOL. I am so envious! I want to look like that! True elegance. Everything about her says class.
May 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm
I wrote earlier that she is missing connection to earth somehow. It was a statement, not a blame. I appreciate your choice of people to photograph. I realize I was trapped into the habit of looking forward to seeing mostly vigorous strong characters and was annoyed by her frailness. The photos not showing the face are also teaching a lesson. Widening horizons – great!
May 20, 2012 at 12:58 am
Your posts seriously make me want to move to NYC!
stuck in los angeles,
May 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm
May 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm
Drab shorts, wrong shoes.
May 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm
Ah, I thought I had seen this girl before!
August, 2010: http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-fifth-ave-new-york-6/
Gorgeous girl, gorgeous outfit.
May 21, 2012 at 2:49 am
May 21, 2012 at 8:42 am
Is she wearing the clothes or are the clothes wearing her? something is unsettling…
May 22, 2012 at 3:28 am
she doesn’t look confident wearing
those heels. Take it off, honey!
May 25, 2012 at 11:05 am
I love the look, especially the shoes. The model is beautiful, and the quiet look on her face makes it seem as though she’s listening to all of these comments. Really, people. All those talking about how pale she looks? It seems to me that she’s taking care of her skin. After watching my mother lose her battle with melanoma, pale skin is a thing of beauty to behold.
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May 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm
Twiggy, tippy, Tilda!
May 30, 2012 at 11:34 am
love the color.love the sandals!
June 4, 2012 at 2:46 am
June 9, 2012 at 10:50 am
Hate the shoes. Women in the city need to be able to move with confidence and stability. Those shoes are fine if you’re stepping out of a car to an event, but crossing 6th Avenue? Taking the subway? Just silly. IMHO.
June 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm
where can i get those shoes?!!!
June 15, 2012 at 9:32 am
Lovely clothes but she looks like she is just learning to walk in this shoes and unstable at that moment. I think you destabilised her!
December 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm
Same girl here http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-fifth-ave-new-york-6/
March 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm
It’s depressing how this woman is being judged so harshly by some viewers as being too skinny and too pale, and thus somehow unhealthy. Unfortunately I’ve seen the same thing on many other photos of women being “too skinny.” Coming from someone who has been “underweight” her whole life (yet healthy), I think people need to understand the discomfort in one’s body goes both ways (and causes a lot of pain to dwell on, might I add). Let’s all embrace our own natural body-types, please? Thanks. I do understand that the fashion industry puts way too much emphasis on skinny being beautiful, however. I just think that the term “unhealthy” should be reserved for doctors, not other women in the community. Oh yes, and I sort like her outfit – the shorts say Rosie to me – I want them! I really don’t like the bag with the outfit though – throw a classic Louis on her arm, and the yellow and green would feel much warmer! Come to think of it, the boho bag makes the outfit look a little sloppy – juxtaposing it with a more tailored bag alone, would make the silhouette appear more flattering.