The delicacy of the dress and gloves and netting of her hat against the jacket and boots is a unique combination. And her make up looks pretty impeccable. She reminds me of a delicate version of Dita Von Teese – no drama/ostentation.
Oh wow, I think this might be one of my favorite shots. The delicate white dress under a hard-edged leather jacket is fantastic. I love that combination. Not to mention the fabulous hat with a veil, long white gloves, and red lipstick. This is a perfect outfit.
What tremendous individual style!!! I love the way the Schott Perfecto-style jacket works with the white dress, gloves, and lace to create an angelic rockablilly look. If I could only choose my guardian angel…
ARG!!! How can so many comments be positive? How on earth can this uncomfortable, ridiculous combination be acceptable?!?
Take an important note people: most of you are being convinced, by Mr. Sartorialist, by this blog, and by other commenters, that this is proper and intelligent attire. Snap out of it! I’ve agreed with a few things on this blog, but you’ve got to know where to draw the line and say it’s just plain wrong, silly, and completely unacceptable to wear in public!
So next time, before you comment on anything, take some time and ask yourself if you could actually wear whatever is proposed.
I agree with Sart that you seem to be missing the point of this blog, which simply presents an array of people in an array of styles (some of which you’ll like-I mean the communal “you” here-and some of which you won’t). I mean, any form of personal or artistic expression is always going to have champions and naysayers, as it should.
But rarely does Sart even comment on the pictures he posts, so to suggest that he’s trying to sway personal opinion and that everyone who reads the blog and comments favorably on an outfit you personally dislike is falling into some kind of fashionista lockstep march, is just silly. I think it may appear that way because most Sartorialist readers tend to comment on things they like and opt to not comment on looks they don’t like (out of consideration for the person pictured) but I think you’re off the mark here.
And of all the countless photos posted on this blog – which include many many more outrageous outfits than this one – I fail to see why this photo would cause any ire. The girl is wearing a pretty dress under a cropped motorcycle jacket with boots and gloves. Fairly standard stuff in most women’s wardrobes. I agree the veiled hat is overkill, but to call the entire look “just plain wrong, silly, and completely unacceptable to wear in public” seems a bit odd, given the rather classic nature of the garments in question.
(Sart, you owe me ten bucks. And what’s the secret handshake, again? I keep forgetting…)
In a weird kind of way, this kind of reminds me of the late Isabella Blow- the red lips, the headgear and the general love and mix of fashion. Different textures and different looks all jumbled up into something so genius- something Isabella Blow would have done.