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March 23, 2006 at 6:55 pm
lots of trips to barneys and an expensive dye job does not style make.
March 23, 2006 at 6:59 pm
sounds like someone above is a hater!
March 23, 2006 at 7:03 pm
I totally back that comment. anyone rich can look like this; its not style, its money.
March 23, 2006 at 7:14 pm
I agree, I’m not impressed.
March 23, 2006 at 7:22 pm
I’m finding that look a little obnoxious as well. She’s a little Beverly Hills (I’m in L.A.).
March 23, 2006 at 7:31 pm
it is a bit random choice. You can see she’s in a hurry anyway. :)
March 23, 2006 at 7:42 pm
the cut of the coat as well as the enormous pyramid studs (initially startling) actually make for great outerwear.
however, i think the leggings are a miss.
March 23, 2006 at 7:56 pm
Personally, I’m so over leggings.
March 23, 2006 at 8:23 pm
I think the leggings are the best part – watch, they are making a big come back.
March 23, 2006 at 8:46 pm
I like her outfit a lot (she looks a little bitchy just because she is rushing by on a cell phone). The studded, long cuffs on the jacket are unique and interesting, and the black leggings/light pumps combination looks great. The Sartorialist is right- the leggings are going to be very popular this spring (beats opaque tights)- I’ll be sick of them in a few months, but for now, thumbs up.
March 23, 2006 at 8:49 pm
I am done with the Chloe Sliverado bag though. C’est finit…
March 23, 2006 at 8:53 pm
sartorialist i usually agree with you 100% but not on this one.
leggings made their comeback about 2 years ago, and now they are so over for now, at least. isn’t it obvious… even abercrombie started selling them!
March 23, 2006 at 8:55 pm
I hate the wide bottomed coat over ultra slim legs look a lot of these women have. It makes them look so dainty, pedantic and high-maintenance.
March 23, 2006 at 9:04 pm
If I had the money I would have the bag and coat. The fit is excellent. She looks nice. I know where I can get a longish coat that suits my budget…I think I need it right now.
Question: who should wear leggings?
I like the leggings, but do you think this is for the young ladies? I have seen lace and solid leggings worn under a longish skirt. Perhaps all ages could wear that.
As a not young lady, I would perhaps wear this with a knee lengthtskirt and boots, or slim black pants and black heels.
March 23, 2006 at 9:13 pm
I think we have only begun to see leggings and tights done right by woman older than 16 – this last weekend NYT had a great photo essay by Bill Cunningham on the legs of Paris!
maybe more than leggings I think the leg will be an even more important focus than it has been in a while
March 23, 2006 at 10:08 pm
Thank you, Mr. S., for answering my question.
I did see the photo essay you mention. I did not relate it to this photo, but it does relate. Those were also excellant photos. I always thought opaque hose looked great – navy, black, brown. And this is very affordable fashion.
So perhaps for the lady of a certain age (my age?) the coat could been worn with black tights and black high heeled shoes and a knee length skirt.
March 24, 2006 at 12:01 am
I think we have only begun to see leggings and tights done right by woman older than 16
I must call you out on this one. I’ve been seeing hipster girls of college age and older wear leggings with sandals and heels for the last 3 years.
March 24, 2006 at 6:19 am
ok, you got me – girls of 19 years or older
March 24, 2006 at 10:36 am
I saw leggings re-emerging shortly after the Ugg explosion, so that would be about, um, 4 to 5 years ago. And these would be on my female contemporaries (I’m 31), not teenyboppers. Done, done, done. And didn’t like the re-emergence of the look to begin with. And how does it go: “If the NYT features it, the trend has been dead and buried for at least sizx months?”
In any case, I feel that the look is not at all well balanced. Sorry to have to add to the hate.
March 24, 2006 at 10:37 am
And I was so thrilled about my recent purchase of KD leggings and warmers…..
But worn with biker boots not leopard print heels.
March 24, 2006 at 11:30 am
leggings are done!
March 24, 2006 at 11:48 am
Love the coat, I think it’s perfect but I am so “eh” on the leggings. Is it fair to say if you’ve done this trend (leggings) the first time around can you or should you do it again??? I have to admit I did the leggings under skirts & dresses years ago circa the 80′s.
March 24, 2006 at 11:50 am
Sartorialist! I dying to see more of the high-maintenance look! I love it!
March 24, 2006 at 2:37 pm
There is something very obnoxious about her look. It’s so ostentatious. I think if you took this outfit and put it on someone else it might be better. But I agree that she does leggings right. I like them.
Dear Mr. S, thanks for the women’s looks lately. They are great!!
March 24, 2006 at 3:27 pm
For me it’s not so much about the jacket (which I’ll admit I think looks a little silly on her), it’s the way she’s carrying herself. She’s all slouched over to lean into her phone conversation, and it looks to me like if I could see the photo in motion, she’d be wobbling around on those heels. For me, it’s about style and grace… she’s almost there.
March 24, 2006 at 3:30 pm
Leggings are not “done” they are “dormant”
March 24, 2006 at 4:24 pm
As much as I love thee Sartorialist, I must disagree with you! Leggings have reached saturation among the fashion flock–we can now see them sold at H&M, Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters, which I think reflects a mainstream trend. I do agree however, that the leg is a big focus this season. Opaque Tights and stockings are seeing a huge resurgence. Leggings though? Meh.
March 24, 2006 at 4:48 pm
i don’t think it’s an issue whether leggings are over or not – i mean, wouldn’t most people here agree that great style is timeless? – but rather just how it works in this particular situation. i agree that the leggings just don’t work with the jacket. and the jacket looks a bit big on her. and finally, when it comes to the fancy leathers/skins, the jacket PLUS bag PLUS shoes is overkill.
March 25, 2006 at 1:47 pm
i don’t have anything against what this woman is wearing. what bothers me is the cell phone. i still think it looks pretentious when walking and talking on the phone at the same time.
March 30, 2006 at 1:53 am
I think this woman looks good – but in a very mainstream way. Mr Satorialist, I prefer your more edgy photos.
November 8, 2011 at 10:19 am
Absolutely gorgeous. LOL! I have never seen such stupid comments in my whole life. And all “annonymlius too. Its “pretentious” to talk on the phone? You think she is pretending to talk to someone to show off her phone? Are you in the 3rd grade? She needs to talk, so she talks. Not all of us have such leisurely lives that we can make a cup of tea and sit a pell every time we need to have a conversation. And actually no, not everyone with money can look this good. Its more likely that people who look like crap think that the reason they look like crap is that they lack money. I certainly get a lot more inspiration from a look like this then something really far out. Its easy to look unusual, much harder to look good. She sure does.
November 8, 2011 at 10:32 am
@ Valerie. Sooooo if something is available at H&M and similar places where us poor folk can get them that means that its “reached saturation point” and its now “meh”??? OMG!!! I have seldom heard a more disgusting comment in my life. You are really a piece of work, and I wish you luck in improving your disposition.
July 31, 2012 at 1:25 am
Leggings have become classic :-) They are as good now as they were 8 years ago, and great when done with proportion and shape in mind, like in this photo. Great look, whether you like studded leather or not.