45 comments

  1. Simbarashe

    October 25, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I’m noticing a trend with this particular type of short hairstyle.
    http://lordashbury.com

  2. Mira

    October 25, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Do it like a boy. So cool I like it!

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  3. Gian Luca M

    October 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Milan…italian charm and elegance… nice shot!

    Gian Luca M

    http://terredigusto.com/

  4. Rita

    October 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Loving the navy/beige combination. Chic androgyny.

    Rita
    Wandering Minds

  5. Rita

    October 25, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Loving the navy/beige combination! Androgynous Chic!

    Rita
    Wandering Minds

  6. Laura

    October 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

    She looks so good with this short haircut and man style! Great photo!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  7. kelsey

    October 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

    love these tailored, well-made pieces
    kw ladies in navy

  8. Luca

    October 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Last button fastened on a double chest blazer like that is a no-no!

    • Jasmin

      October 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

      Well said!!

    • CoolNeverFades

      October 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Sometimes the unbuttoned button is a little too foppish – affected look rather than casual. Here this young lady is presenting a nice trim almost military appearance.

  9. The Designers Studio

    October 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Capturing a moment in a day…great photo and the style.
    http://www.tdsblogcom

  10. CORY SCOTT

    October 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Love that androgyne vibe!

    http://www.thedeepbluecory.com
    Xoxo! Cory

  11. Elisa Taviti

    October 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Simply amazing!

    My Fantabulous World

  12. ShadowOfStyle

    October 25, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Great style <3 Love it!

  13. Nailah

    October 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Love everything about this! Really like the shoes and bag. Great shot!

  14. theKacar

    October 25, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Love the menswear inspired look on this women. The navy blue / beige combo will always be one of those timeless color combos. Can’t go wrong here.

    http://thekacar.com

  15. Charlotte

    October 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I’ve gone to sartorial and beauty heaven. Stunning.

  16. airwater

    October 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

    SHE’S AWESOME

  17. Klaipedoscope

    October 25, 2013 at 10:44 am

    simply sexy…
    http://klaipedoscope.com

  18. Maggie {The Editorialite}

    October 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

    She’s so alluring and androgynous! And what a timeless outfit!
    http://www.editorialite.com

  19. corali

    October 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    love the entire composition of this image and her posture, the outfit is great!

    http://coralissignature.blogspot.de

  20. Lazy G

    October 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Androgynous look but still so feminine at the same time. Awesome.

  21. Politics of Fashion

    October 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Love it! The bag is beautiful!
    http://politicsandshoes.wordpress.com/

  22. christian

    October 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    What is the continuing attraction of trousers that are too short, too tight, and no socks?

  23. Rebekka

    October 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Had to look twice to see if it was a boy or a girl, now that I see it Im loving it!!

  24. Stine

    October 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    So chic and fab!

  25. westcoasttiger

    October 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    After viewing some recent androgynous photos, I have to admit to a double standard – I love the traditional flip on style with women wearing men’s clothing but not so much the reverse. However, I think the one of the factors in my opinion is that the men tend to skew toward shock rather than subtlety. I wonder if it’s because they have a greater need to be noticed so as to break down a barrier; I’m not sure. Still, to be honest, the social “norm” is the filter that pops up first in my brain – men still look silly to me in dresses, whereas women are poking fun at the rigidity of men’s style and taking it to another level.

    I can’t help it – this young woman looks great!

    • une chatte grise

      October 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      I really appreciate your willingness to self-reflect about your responses here. So please allow me to toss you another idea to consider: the gentlemen in the green coat and little sandals from a few photos back is wearing an ensemble that would work beautifully on any woman from 20 to 70–it’s a very conservative, almost old-fashioned look. There’s nothing at all “shocking” about the look itself. He’s simply dressed in the coded-feminine equivalent of what the woman above is wearing–a full-on classic look traditionally associated with a particular sex. However, since, as you note, cultural paradigms about what men are “supposed” to wear are very strong and often deeply ingrained, viewers may read his ensemble as a deliberately shocking or provocative look simply because it’s a “woman’s” look worn by a man. The reaction of shock is created by the disruption of ideologically-structured interpretive strategies, not by the clothing itself or by the man; therefore, even a very subtle, conservatively-dressed man in non-gender-traditional clothing may be read as “shocking” or deliberately provocative even when, looked at from a purely sartorial standpoint, he isn’t.

      • westcoasttiger

        October 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

        I agree – it’s all about one’s perspective. You can take it one step further by ascribing one’s fashion decisions as an extension of one’s personality and passion – there are so many gradations of androgeny. For instance, perhaps the young man who wore a fishnet top wishes to be taken at first glance as a woman in an almost sexual way; the Asian man who wears a stylish dress appears to simply love women’s clothing and is all in; this pictured woman and the young woman several posts back looking at a food menu on the street choose to walk the fine line between the traditional rolls, causing one to pause and wonder: is she or is he? I prefer the latter where subtlety and subdued style creates a clean look no matter what side the aisle they happen to choose. They also happen to appear to be having fun with subtle cues rather than making sociopolitical statements. I wonder if the more drastic approaches are an effort to obliterate the traditional roles of male and gender roles as defined by clothing. Personally, I prefer the traditional roles and distinctions between the two sexes. Time will tell…

  26. Anna

    October 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Great shot, love the columns in the background!

    http://www.beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

  27. milex

    October 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    The pose is outstanding
    http://milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  28. M.

    October 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    If she was unique I might like this. But since it is a general trend (this confusion of the sexes) and I don’t like it as that.

    Although it’s true, as westcosttiger says, that men look sillier imitating women, than the other way around. Women’s sexuality is somehow more malleable so they can hold the look without seeming foolish.

  29. Stephen Bray

    October 26, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Helmut Newton created a portfolio of women dressed as men, in the company of conventionally dressed women. He remarked that at the conclusion of the shoot everyone was exhausted, and the women dressed as men couldn’t wait to put on dresses and party.

    His portfolio was fabulous, as is the image above.

    • westcoasttiger

      October 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Great back story! Thanks.

  30. Malo

    October 26, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Le blazer croisé est très chic.
    Je trouve l’ensemble sobre et élégant.
    Bleu marine + beige, ça fonctionne toujours.
    Et le sac est magnifique.
    J’adore !!

  31. Marta Pozzan

    October 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

  32. MH

    October 27, 2013 at 11:11 am

    A crossdresser, indeed.

  33. The Faces Box

    October 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I shoot here some weeks ago. The place in perfect!

    Berta.

  34. Arielle

    October 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Women can look so sexy in menswear. Love this!

    http://www.thestuddedlace.com

  35. Michael

    November 18, 2013 at 6:47 am

    As far as I see: the coolest, prettiest and best dressed young woman in Milano.
    And very well shot!

  36. M

    November 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Uh! Erika Serio!

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