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October 18, 2006 at 6:20 pm
i love it she took the whole balenciaga look for fall and turned it on its head making it appear, throwaway, light and effortless – rather than contrived and stiff!
October 18, 2006 at 6:47 pm
home again, home again…
October 18, 2006 at 7:02 pm
Cute, Elegant, and Fresh!
October 18, 2006 at 7:05 pm
i dont care what you think about that bow, this woman is hot.
October 18, 2006 at 7:22 pm
Oh, Manhattan … always the best! love the riding cap, the overall look and the manhattanite allure…. just unique. This… ( and a lot more ) is what I miss about Manhattan when I am in Europe (most part of the year unfortunately). Thank you Scott for making me feel like I am strolling and people watching in Manhattan when I am over here in the old world.
bon chic, bon genre!
October 18, 2006 at 7:36 pm
Maybe if there waere a small slither of color added to make it pop more.. but whatever. I like this outfit. Would wear.. And the riding cap especially makes me all giddy…
October 18, 2006 at 7:43 pm
That’s very cute! Her pale legs set the whole thing off, I think.
Meanwhile, is that the first example of someone transferring Balenciaga’s riding helmet into something a) affordable and b) streetwise?
Hats off to this lady (pun intended).
October 18, 2006 at 8:17 pm
October 18, 2006 at 8:46 pm
She looks like the model Cecilia Mendez! Anyway I love her outfit. She shows off her long legs but with the discreet flats downplays them. Also I like the balance of the comfy cardigan and dressy velvet (?) skirt. I gather that is a sweater under the cardigan, but I like that the sweaters don’t match–the twinset effect without a twinset.
What I like in this image reminds me of something Yohji Yamamoto says in the Wim Wenders-directed film about him: he admires the clothes in the photographs of August Sander (German, mid-20th-century) because they seem inseparable from the people who wear them (schoolgirls, butchers, policemen etc.). I think I look for the opposite effect: for people who have separate lives from their clothes and clothes that have meanings of their own.
October 18, 2006 at 9:14 pm
The grey and black are so simple…but the details, like the hat, make it perfect.
October 18, 2006 at 10:49 pm
Maybe I’m missing something but this looks more like old RL than new Balenciaga…
October 18, 2006 at 11:23 pm
I’m actually surprised that this is a New York look–I was sure this was a fabulous Paris lady! She definitely has elements of the style you photographed in Paris: it’s muted, sleek, and beautiful.
October 19, 2006 at 12:17 am
Those loooong legs are like 60% of her outfit. The riding cap looks so nice on her. It requires a very balanced composition to make the cap “believable”…She made it.
positively the same dame
October 19, 2006 at 1:32 am
just fabulous. welcome home, sart. so nice to have you back here on the sidewalks of new york.
October 19, 2006 at 4:34 am
The hat is great, more then a dacade ago the milinar Tracy Tucker on the upper east side offered quilted versions that were always sold out. Although I assume that this is of most recent vintage. Viewed from London.
October 19, 2006 at 10:22 am
Great style. I agree that it looks like Balanciaga translated into everyday style.
October 19, 2006 at 11:44 am
question,why didn’t/don’t you go to miami’s fashion week?
October 20, 2006 at 12:52 am
This lady is not hot, shes beyond this avarage label, she has class, thats outstanding.
October 20, 2006 at 10:08 am
I love her look…!