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November 23, 2012 at 9:02 am
Agreed. Simple, creative fun looks are timeless if done right.
November 23, 2012 at 11:06 am
very subtly cute :)
November 23, 2012 at 9:09 am
Quite right! True style should sort of be suspended in time, and always have that charming quality that makes fashion such a fun and simple thing. I like that you remind us of that!
Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion
Bonnie, Clyde and Marni
November 23, 2012 at 9:14 am
She looks amazing!!
November 23, 2012 at 9:23 am
she looks absolutely beautiful, and I couldn’t adree more with you!
November 24, 2012 at 7:02 am
Took the words right from under my fingers!
It’s her glasses that I absolutely love!
UK High Street Fashion & Style Blog
November 23, 2012 at 9:25 am
She has a perfect skirt. Nice pic.
November 23, 2012 at 9:35 am
fashion may or may not move fast but her outfit is still nice and ‘relevant’!
November 23, 2012 at 9:45 am
November 23, 2012 at 9:47 am
November 23, 2012 at 9:51 am
i love her skirt!!
November 23, 2012 at 9:52 am
This look is totally current!
The Earnest Addiction
Hmmm… No I wouldn’t call it ‘stylish’ but she’s definitely a trendy hipster (with cute heels)
November 23, 2012 at 10:09 am
It certainly is fashion and looks like it was taken yesterday!
November 23, 2012 at 10:10 am
actually what strikes me in this picture is the other woman’s look, the black one. very cool. margiela of course. and you really need to have a lot of style to pull off such shoes. amazing.
November 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm
I agree completely.
November 23, 2012 at 10:19 am
She looks amazing! I think the best style is that which is simultaneously eccentric and classic. Hard to pull off, but she has done it perfectly :)
November 23, 2012 at 10:25 am
Gorgeous shoes! I love them. Amazing look
November 23, 2012 at 10:26 am
It’s at the same time “fashion” and relaxed. A good inspiration to shop in our closet!
THE STEL STYLE
November 23, 2012 at 10:31 am
I like her outfit!!! it’s a simple and beautiful look!!!
November 23, 2012 at 10:34 am
Completely agree! As I always say: “change is good; change is a constant, but change needs to stick”. I always equate change to fashion…people jumping from one “fashion” to another so quickly prevents style from developing. Some things are worth keeping and repeating. Great example.
I love it when you have the time to add your two cents in writing!
Hope you and Garance had a great Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2012 at 10:42 am
Fashion repeats itself. If you missed the boat, it’ll be back in a few years!
Failing that, go for STYLE instead of FASHION, and you’ll be on-trend for ever!
November 23, 2012 at 10:57 am
it’s funny, yesterday I was going to comment on a picture from 5 or 6 years ago: it seemed so up to date. let me see if I can find it.
You really should think about this: having a feature on timeless pictures (pictures from the beginning of the blog that are still completely modern).
That for me is the sartorialist, and not pictures of fashion week crowd (although, it’s not bad if taken in moderation).
What a style, simply perfect:-)
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November 23, 2012 at 11:04 am
this is super cool. I love those shoes. Her hair is the only thing I don’t like.
November 23, 2012 at 11:10 am
Looks lovely; I particularly like the glasses, they really fit her.
That sock / heel combination in the background, on the other hand, looks absolutely dreadful.
November 23, 2012 at 11:34 am
I agree. I am so happy to see this picture. I just pulled out a similar skirt (closet shopping) and was playing around with proportions. This gives me lots of ideas.
November 23, 2012 at 11:35 am
This is exactly why “fashion fades, style remains the same”. Isn’t it?!
November 23, 2012 at 11:47 am
I think it’s adorable! Suppose it’s all in how you wear it too…
November 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm
I thought it was from this season! Def fashion doesn’t move so fast!
November 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Prada and Miu Miu are FOREVER COOL!!!
November 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm
She looks adorable! Timeless outfit!
November 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm
November 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Its all about the juxtapositions-the glasses vs the bangs, the skirt vs the shoes and all of it vs the vest….darling! Plus the knowing look in her eyes! Love it-
November 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm
I adore her outfit.
November 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm
cute outfit! cute girl!
November 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm
If you didn’t tell this photo was five years old, I wouldn’t have guess! Love it!
November 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm
Absolutely agree! This outfit is so actual and cool! Wonderful shoes!
Lelli, italian fashion family
November 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm
I covet her shoes. I agree that how we wear our clothes is everything! The personal spirit/signature we bring to each outfit whether it be a fleeting trend, a classic piece, timeless vintage, or a mixture of all. She looks confident, whimsical, and classy. Thank you for having a blog that does not teach women to look slutty but shows us that style and grace outweigh the easy route so coveted by media and trends.
November 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm
I have to disagree, I think this look is very much about style. Red shoes and a faux fur vest? “I love this vest… I love these shoes… I’m wearing all this together!” = style
November 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Thank you for revealing this Truth. I totally agree with the text of the shot ( which is amazing btw).
I’d really like to discuss with you about what fashion really is, and what it’s not.
Maybe one day…
November 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Magazines and retailers want us to believe that fashion moves so fast (it helps sell new product)
Well yeah, you’re speaking the obvious and the unspoken. There’s something to be examined here. I know better, yet I buy into the the idea more often than I like to admit…
November 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm
An intellectual look!
Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Style Blog
November 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Yes this is a very cool look right now, I agree. I can only see the difference in the photo, you have improved a lot during these years! ;)
November 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm
That is so true! I mean… I just made a huge research about Prada’s designs over last 10 years for my college… and I would wear the clothes she designed 10, 5 or 2 years ago because for me it still looks very cool!
November 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm
Is fashion a conspiracy or a product of the zeitgeist? Are we steered towards dressing a certain way by editors’/retailers’ agenda or by a cultural phenomenon? The mysteries abound.
November 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm
You are right!
November 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm
personal style evolves coherently, while fashion comes and goes.
November 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm
I agree with the point that some things are just timeless and look good in every age, but I honestly don’t see why this should be an example of that. The upper and bottom part of her body look slightly out of proportion and it seems to me that this is due to this particular outfit. The skirt as such is nice and classic and so is the jacket, but they for sure do not match imho, at least not in these colors – and surely not with the black.
The lady herself is indeed cute by the way.
November 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm
She’s cute, I just wish that her posture wasn’t so bad!! Is it fashionable to slouch?
November 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm
I totally agree. I believe that nowadays everything is “in”. No mega trends like in the 1900′s. I much prefer it this way. We dress what we really like and what really flatters us. And that is real fashion!
November 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm
Super cute ensamble. very much love the glasses.
November 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm
November 23, 2012 at 9:40 pm
love this photo!
November 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm
When I look at those shoes, all I can think is…Lions and tigers and bears…oh my!
Sweet Apple Lifestyle
November 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm
The picture doesn’t strike me! your words does! For one in the industry, that’s quite an honest talk! well-done!
November 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm
Simplicity is always in style. :]
November 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm
WHAT!?….maybe I am too old, but this is frumpy. If this girl was 20 years older, the comments might be different.
November 24, 2012 at 1:22 am
Very cute, the shoes are doll-like, as from a fairy tale!
kim min soo
November 24, 2012 at 4:15 am
November 24, 2012 at 5:02 am
It’s all about fashion industry!
Ok, trends are trends and we all want to follow some of them, but the truth is that chic and feminine is something all time classic. e.g. Coco Chanel.
November 24, 2012 at 7:00 am
it’s toooo random this year or 5 yrs ago
Gian Luca M
November 24, 2012 at 7:34 am
totally agree with you … fashion, the real one, not consumerism. is style and the style is timeless and business logic…
November 24, 2012 at 10:36 am
That’s what this site does…
November 24, 2012 at 11:50 am
I saw this picture just some days ago from book of Sartorialist! haha
I just love to see the classic, unchangeable but looking still good style!!!!!!!
November 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Sorry, but I agree with the poster who called this look frumpy. This outfit makes her hips and waist look totally wide and out of proportion to her narrow shoulders and slender calves. I’m not trying to be mean to her . . . she’s a very pretty girl. She’s just a very pretty girl in a very unflattering outfit. I feel like clothes should work for your figure, not against it.
November 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm
so true :)
November 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm
I much prefer the outfit on the women at the left. Classic and hip at the same time.
November 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm
Agreed. It’s possible to stay fashionable by keeping one’s eyes on the mirror and off the store mannequins.
(Consumption isn’t a requirement—it’s okay to appreciate without owning.)
November 25, 2012 at 12:11 am
November 25, 2012 at 12:23 am
I have to agree with the dissenters on this one. I don’t think the look works for her. Another girl who has a hard time standing in heels and why does anyone think the pigeon tooled four year old look is attractive?
November 25, 2012 at 7:59 am
This photo is in your first book of The Sartorialist. I remind it, I like the pastel tones with the red shoes. That’s cute.
November 25, 2012 at 10:50 am
Agreed totally! Quite atemporal!
November 25, 2012 at 11:38 am
This is an ever green look!
November 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm
November 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm
And the fabulous Lucy Ewing in the background!
November 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm
and I can’t take my eyes off the black pumps in the back…
Inherent Style LA
November 25, 2012 at 11:04 pm
I wonder if it looked revolutionary or super-edgy to us when we first saw it five years ago?
November 26, 2012 at 6:49 am
November 26, 2012 at 9:07 am
I have to agree with you. Fashion does not move as quickly as they want us to believe… I think it is more about how you mix the pieces. There is no doubt that I am still wearing pieces from 5 years ago.
November 26, 2012 at 10:30 am
love the glasses!
November 26, 2012 at 10:52 am
I like this look, but am surprised that it is “fashionable.” So, this confirms that I don’t know much about fashion. Before reading the text posted with this photo, if asked, I would have guessed that this look
wasn’t necessarily fashionable, but was more about style. I don’t care much about fashion and trends anyway, but love a strong individual style.
November 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm
November 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm
This is one of the images that made me fall in love with this blog. Five years! Thanks for all your great work, Scott.
December 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm
I totally agree with you that fashion does not move (on) quite as fast as the industry would like us to believe… Perhaps because of the more enduring and individual interpretations that we tend to call style. (That’s my take on the difference between “fashion” and “style” anyway!)
Since you’ve suggested that this girl isn’t demonstrating “style,” but rather “fashion” (despite this image having been made five years ago) I would love to hear a more sustained series of thoughts from you on what defines fashion versus style!
December 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm
fashion will not “move on” from mary janes, or pleats. she is impeccable.