Oh, Manhattan … always the best! love the riding cap, the overall look and the manhattanite allure…. just unique. This… ( and a lot more ) is what I miss about Manhattan when I am in Europe (most part of the year unfortunately). Thank you Scott for making me feel like I am strolling and people watching in Manhattan when I am over here in the old world.
She looks like the model Cecilia Mendez! Anyway I love her outfit. She shows off her long legs but with the discreet flats downplays them. Also I like the balance of the comfy cardigan and dressy velvet (?) skirt. I gather that is a sweater under the cardigan, but I like that the sweaters don’t match–the twinset effect without a twinset.
What I like in this image reminds me of something Yohji Yamamoto says in the Wim Wenders-directed film about him: he admires the clothes in the photographs of August Sander (German, mid-20th-century) because they seem inseparable from the people who wear them (schoolgirls, butchers, policemen etc.). I think I look for the opposite effect: for people who have separate lives from their clothes and clothes that have meanings of their own.
The hat is great, more then a dacade ago the milinar Tracy Tucker on the upper east side offered quilted versions that were always sold out. Although I assume that this is of most recent vintage. Viewed from London.