19 comments

  1. bensmith

    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!

  2. comtedamour

    October 18, 2006 at 6:47 pm

    home again, home again…

  3. Thebodytalk

    October 18, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Cute, Elegant, and Fresh!

  4. catfish

    October 18, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    i dont care what you think about that bow, this woman is hot.

  5. kiarella

    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.

  6. 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…

  7. Kathleen

    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).

  8. Roflo Lauren

    October 18, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    Very sexy!

  9. Anonymous

    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.

  10. chicwit

    October 18, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    The grey and black are so simple…but the details, like the hat, make it perfect.

  11. Tamberk

    October 18, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    Maybe I’m missing something but this looks more like old RL than new Balenciaga…

  12. Alice

    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.

  13. Maria

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Style Scout

    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.

  16. sandman_gr

    October 19, 2006 at 10:22 am

    Great style. I agree that it looks like Balanciaga translated into everyday style.

  17. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 11:44 am

    question,
    why didn’t/don’t you go to miami’s fashion week?

  18. Tryptomine

    October 20, 2006 at 12:52 am

    This lady is not hot, shes beyond this avarage label, she has class, thats outstanding.

  19. JimmytheStylist

    October 20, 2006 at 10:08 am

    I love her look…!

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