Wednesday, March 7, 2007

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She reminds me of a modern Billie Holiday

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  1. Butch

    March 7, 2007 at 9:09 am

    The hat! The…everything!

  2. mickeytwin

    March 7, 2007 at 9:10 am

    She reminds me of Little Edie.

  3. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 9:16 am

    Does this lady have on a wig?

    Her look is a bit over the top, but still very intriguing. It actually comes together quite nicely.

  4. Alice Olive

    March 7, 2007 at 9:18 am

    I can’t get into this busy kind of style. But, if she loves it and has deliberately crafted it, then go for it.

  5. Lit

    March 7, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Too much going on, surely. In fact, I don’t even think I like any of the individual pieces. Sorry, not on the boat for this one.

  6. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I prefer seeing women like this on your website instead of the peacocks who work at Vogue.

  7. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 9:31 am

    What an eclectic taste!

  8. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 9:41 am

    I always wonder how long it takes for people who dress like this to get ready everyday.

    If I had any nerve, and more time in the morning, I’d totally dress like this. It always perks up my day when I see an outrageous dresser.

  9. sarah

    March 7, 2007 at 9:44 am

    I love her shoes with the tights, but my favorite part is the barely visible yellow beads.

  10. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Billie Holiday? She looks like a bag lady not a jazz singer.

  11. Cut of cloth

    March 7, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Love the Look
    She has pazzazz!

  12. Kiki

    March 7, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    Oh, I would if I could!

    This woman is my inner-style inspiration.

  13. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    WAY too much going on here for my taste.

  14. pres10514

    March 7, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    This is exactly why I asked that you come back to NY.

  15. Dianne

    March 7, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    A vision to be sure-but exactly what is that on her head?

  16. cigalechanta

    March 7, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    She’s in Anna Piagi league!
    Yes, Billy Holiday actually dressed quite simply.

  17. NYC Fashionista

    March 7, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    The feather hat, the fur coat and leopard print leggings….

    Wear one of the three items: Perfect

    Wear two of the three items: Eccentric

    Wear all three together: Priceless

  18. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    I agree about the Vogue–and other magazine–ladies. Ho hum in their emaciated designer wear. This is STYLE!!!

  19. Gudl

    March 7, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Oh jeh oh jeh!!

  20. andrea

    March 7, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    How totally un-Armaniesque!

  21. Schmick

    March 7, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    That shot of cerulean blue in the form of her handbag is the exclamation mark that completes this fashion statement perfectly.

  22. Melina

    March 7, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    A bit crazy on the whole, but I LOVE the shoes.

  23. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    I love her. I love everything about her..

  24. daniqueconijn

    March 7, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    if only she were my mother,,,

  25. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    you let me down on this one :(
    absolutely horrible.

  26. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    She reminds me of Cruella de Ville. I love it!

  27. Kathleen

    March 7, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    It’s interesting, but a little too over the top for me. What is she wearing on her head?

  28. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    on someone else this would be a disaster, but on her, it really works. love the colors in the hat as a counterpoint to the red/yellow. fun. – minette

  29. Carlene

    March 7, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    She’s actually quite beautiful under there. Don’t you wonder about the thought process that produces an outfit like this? Hmmm, let’s see, yellow checked suit, red blouse, fur coat, blue bag, yellow beads and feather hat…needs something…yes, leopard print tights and spectator pumps! Finito!

  30. Josh

    March 7, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    i am so glad one other person was finally reminded of cruella deville!
    – my first thoughts this morning when i saw this!

    i absolutely love her! lol.

  31. Sempre Libera

    March 7, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    She looks like a girl playing dress-up… I can’t decide if it’s ridiculous or sublime.

  32. Priyanka

    March 8, 2007 at 1:48 am

    I love the way she’s holding her head…up high. And I think I’m going to spend the afternoon making up a story of how Veronica Santorini lived in the past glory of her theatre days…

  33. 1234reallycheaplove

    March 8, 2007 at 4:32 am

    It would have flown to great heights without the fur coat. Not that I don’t like the coat, but the great shoes, tights and lovely blue of the bag have to fight too hard to cohere with all the amazing stuff going on at the top – that hat and her beautiful hair deserve a bit of space to breath.

    Still, she looks exceptional and it’s definitely AN OUTFIT

    I think if I had that hat I would wear it naked.

  34. hoi polloi

    March 8, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Yes her face looks like Billie’s but the clothes-no way. Billie wore classic evening gowns or she wore frumpy looking house dresses and elaborate hats. But never leopard stockings and all that cluttered accessorizing.

  35. ymarie

    March 8, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Over-the-top and completely working for her, which in the end is all that matters.

    When I am old, I am going to channel this and the leopard- print lady and scandalize my grandkids!

    Which leads me to wonder what the leopard-print lady would think of this? I bet she would abhore it!

  36. Anonymous

    March 8, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    To anon 6.22 and josh, it was that same thing that crossed my mind yesterday when I saw this. Now I don’t feel so bad.

    That being said, those shoes are fabulous. Yes, FABULOUS.

    mltt

  37. Anonymous

    March 8, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Definetly from the “more is more” school of fashion. Still it is her vision, and she is going for it.

  38. Anonymous

    March 8, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    um, a little over the top… too many things going on at one go. it’s definitely a no go for me.

  39. Anonymous

    March 9, 2007 at 6:09 am

    You know that quote attributed to Chanel about looking in the mirror before you go out and taking one thing off….

  40. Anonymous

    March 9, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    First of all, I love when you capture individuals with so much personal style like this one, Sart.

    Also, I can’t imagine what a compilation of her outfits for each day of the week looks like. I think it would be similar to those Japanese “Fruits” books.

    -Jenna

  41. Anonymous

    March 10, 2007 at 9:31 am

    wow!! she brings “too much” to a higher level! gotta love her attitude!

  42. Anonymous

    March 11, 2007 at 3:06 am

    or of a fabulously multi-colored cruella deville. the lines on that fur coat…

    oh ok two other people thought the same thing. :-)

  43. david b

    March 11, 2007 at 4:01 am

    Reminds me of the Amy Arbus photo of Madonna, but in color of course.

    http://www.artknowledgenews.com/Amy_Arbus-Photo-exhibit.html

  44. Anonymous

    March 11, 2007 at 7:28 am

    Amazing!
    You wouldn’t want to get in a bitch fight with her..!
    I’m not a fan of any of the individual pieces, but all together, she somehow, with her enourmous presence pulls it off!

  45. Richard

    March 12, 2007 at 6:50 am

    I need to adjust my eye from all the military/minimalism/bubble tops/black tights to really take this in.

    Once I do, I appreciate it. It’s brave (especially going to an Armani show – Mr. Tasteful), and part of the range of what personal style is all about. More women used to look like versions of this in the early 70′s when it was easy to find vintage 40′s stuff.

    I say ‘hats off’ to her (literally – it’s the one thing I don’t like) for not giving a damn and expressing herself the way she pleases.

  46. Neenee

    March 13, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    WOW. this is about 1000 times more interesting than the boring black “Style not fashion” crowd you normally photograph.

    Though, i do agree it’s a little OTT — i’d have lost the beads. Everything else can stay. Hooray for adventurous dressers. What a boring world we’d live in otherwise!

  47. Anonymous

    March 18, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Love the shoes.

  48. Anonymous

    September 3, 2007 at 2:24 am

    oh my!!!!! where’s ur mr fox!!! from paris? u look fantastic havnet changed!!!

  49. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    There is no intention to offend anyone, but I don’t know why she reminded me of Cruella de Vil. I suposse because of the leather coat and the hat.

  50. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    August 17, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    INTERESTING!!!
    Susan,Designer&Writer
    Toronto

  51. lindayoga

    August 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Wait…. When did you get a photo of me?!?!

  52. Jenelle Vicuna

    August 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    @ jennatotally agree

  53. Martine

    September 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    She is very beautiful, the outfit is very strange and I think it means something to her. What a wonderful capture. I am glad to have seen it. This is obviously not a style to emulate, but then some of the best runway looks are not for real life wear either. Very inspiring in an odd way.

  54. Dora

    August 23, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Looks cold there , but she ‘s cool, like a novel coming out from a lady …it takes a lot of time on the first line of it.

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