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November 7, 2006 at 8:18 am
i think the no socks is such a bad look this time of year.it is so cold looking and not at all chic. This season there are so many great sock and tight options!
November 7, 2006 at 8:48 am
Took a few seconds to warm up to but I’d wear that.
November 7, 2006 at 8:58 am
Am I the only one slightly perturbed by the shoes? Other than that, I like it, nice bag.
November 7, 2006 at 9:15 am
I really like the mixture of the grey tonalities and the black trimming on the coat. I’m not sure though about the length of the pants or the shoes. Elegant nonetheless.
November 7, 2006 at 9:30 am
It’s very chic but as a younger woman, I would have worn flats with that slim pant leg or the heels with a wider pant leg.
November 7, 2006 at 10:30 am
She is classy so I guess the book will be spot-on! Love the bag
November 7, 2006 at 10:37 am
Love the grey theme. The coat (which is fabulous on its own) looks good with the trousers, despite the pattern mix. And the bag is excellent!
November 7, 2006 at 11:01 am
That is the best coat!
November 7, 2006 at 11:34 am
love the bag but I’m not sure about the pants
November 7, 2006 at 11:59 am
What is so difficult about elegant city dress is how comfortable somebody looks and the easyness they portray.
November 7, 2006 at 1:00 pm
I think this needs some color to make it more alive. Like a colorful scarf, or interesting shoes/bag. Red would be nice. Or purple, or something! As it is, there’s too much black and gray.
November 7, 2006 at 1:16 pm
I love her coat. I think it’d look like a sack on me, but with the trim pants and how sleek she is otherwise, it looks perfect.
November 7, 2006 at 1:36 pm
Could be that you caught her holding the bag in an off moment, but the belt on the coat is not flattering.
Things that look lovely on a hanger sometimes don’t wear quit the same way. If she’d had a mirror before the shot she would have tugged that belt down!
Sometimes I like that about these photos, it catches fashion in action, which isn’t always the same as standing in front of a mirror.
November 7, 2006 at 2:06 pm
I agree that with all the grey and black (even black hair), one colourful element would be interesting. Even just a bright bracelet. (Or purple trouser socks! Maybe not…)
She still looks great, though.
November 7, 2006 at 3:57 pm
i don’t agree with you: i think that the trousers are short, slim and worn with heels is what makes the look modern. But you have to be slim yourself to pull it off. And love the mixture of greys and black with NO colour….A
positively the same dame
November 7, 2006 at 4:25 pm
while i like some of the individual elements of this look, i can’t say that i am wild about the whole. it’s a bit safe, a bit calculated, and the shoes make it look dated. the french are undeniably chic — it’s almost a prerequisite for citizenship — but to me, this is not what it looks like.
November 7, 2006 at 11:01 pm
Her look is elegant and chic. She is accurate for her age and portrays this timeless look beautifully. The bag is fabulous and the heels are appropriate and pratical for the New York streets and this representation of the modern day working women in her later years! The pants may seem a bit short, but they show off a little skin to match the fact that her coat sleeve is rolled up to show off her jewlery. She is sophisticated and elegant to say the least!!!
November 7, 2006 at 11:25 pm
Lay off on the heels; ladies of a certain age and caliber aren’t going to wear Chloe clogs and grey socks! She looks great; the skinny pants and pointy high heels are a throwback to the 50′s, which is a perennial look for women, much like 3-piece suits and wing tips for men (see pic above).
November 8, 2006 at 5:09 am
great coat, great trousers, great $15000 LV bag, and nice smile too
November 10, 2006 at 10:44 am
how much tweed can a woman wear – it’s a karl lagerfeld overdose
November 11, 2006 at 9:32 am
I beg to differ with those of you who think that she personifies French chic. It is obvious from the way that she carries herself and her sense of proportion that she is not French. A French woman would instinctively know that this coat is not flattering and the bag, however attractive, is way too big, unless she is about to go away for the weekend.
November 11, 2006 at 10:14 pm
She is hot.
August 30, 2016 at 11:59 am
“This is the author of the new book Chic in Paris – now you know what she is caring in that wonderful bag”
Just because you are an author does not mean you carry your book around with you.