Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Olivia Kim, An American in Paris



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  1. t38

    July 18, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    Great contrast between tattoos and the virginal dress!

  2. Anonymous

    July 18, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    A cool bike!

  3. Anonymous

    July 18, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    well you don´t have to be tall to look great. nice sandals!

  4. Gudl

    July 18, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    She looks great in white!

  5. Anonymous

    July 18, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    love the entire look! who makes the dress and sandals/shoes? if anyone knows, let us in on it!

  6. simply olive

    July 18, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    she looks better on the bike…
    not a fan of this dress on her.

  7. Jimi

    July 18, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    I like the bike pic very much!
    Btw, come to stockholm again. This time of the year sthlm is unbeatable!

  8. Anonymous

    July 18, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    i’m not in love with the look. i’ll be glad when the whole shapeless look goes.

  9. Calm, cool and collected.

    The choice of footwear is so cool and goes along with the attitude exemplfied by her colorful bracelets and tats.

    I also love the detail of the eyelet dress.

    Lots of detail here. A great summer look.

  10. lewehrman

    July 18, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    It is great to see chic women with tattoos. I have some large ones myself and it is nice to see others.

    She looks great all year round.

    She is the owner of Opening Ceremony, yes?

    Love love love that store!

  11. Faith

    July 18, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    “You smell like my eighth grade boyfriend” (and also in various forms) must have been one of the phrases I used the most since that vid. came out. :D

  12. zuccotto

    July 18, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    I like the dress (everything about it, including length) and the shoes… and the tats, and her smile – thus, her style. Refreshing.

  13. Blaise

    July 18, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    That dress.. I imagine it to be somewhat like a loose overall, but it only goes up to the knees, as in the same length as that dress.. I think that’d be interesting..

  14. upupandaway

    July 18, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    This is gorgeous. I love the tone on tone textures, the dress, shoes and tattoos are very refreshing together. I’d love to see what she would do in the dead of winter.

  15. GenX Theorist

    July 18, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Oh wow – the tattoos are a wonderful surprise! Gorgeous!

  16. E.

    July 19, 2007 at 2:45 am

    ooo..I want her bike..

  17. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 3:06 am

    Nice dress. Super shoes!


  18. Alice Olive

    July 19, 2007 at 8:47 am

    So adorable and cute! I absolutely love those shoes.

  19. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 9:25 am

    i think the shoes are rachel comey. not sure though

  20. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 11:24 am

    So pretty!

  21. Velizar

    July 19, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    quote – “i think the shoes are rachel comey. not sure though” – speaking of Rachel Comey, i have those pants from her in twill, size 30, and my wife “stole” from me and worn them like crazy – as it is very long for her, 32″ inseam, she would always bunch the pants up, not roll up, i mean BOUNCH UP, and fasten them with rubber band – i have to say that i really admire her for pulling off the look – it is comfy to wear and sexy to look at -

  22. Martha

    July 20, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Summer- United Bamboo Shoes, I covet them!!!

  23. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 10:58 am

    I love how she looks! She has the perfect mix of casual, avant garde, fresh and functional. You get the sense of her true personality and spirit rather than just a “fashion statement.” I think women should take a cue from her. She seems to have figured out a way to dress that doesn’t scream a look, but instead reflects the essence of her spirit. From seeing the two pictures, I get the feeling from her that she doesn’t let clothing/style rule her. Rather that her clothing is personally functional. I am currently experimenting with dressing more personal and functional. I think this is more modern and reflective of a less restrictive way of “feminine” dressing. Men have dressed functionally, yet with personal details/touches for decades. I think it’s time women start to take a cue from them.

    P.S. I don’t think her dress is shapeless. It has a definite shape, it’s just a different shape than one that would contour to her body. I think it takes a different kind of way of thinking about the body in relation to the clothing to be able to fully appreciate this shape. Does clothing always have to reveal? Some of the best designers have challenged our traditional notions of how clothing should relate to the body. Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakabo Junya Watanbe, and Hussein Chalayan come to mind. I see her dress as a part of that way of thinking.

  24. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    I love this girl, she always looks amazing. the shoes are undeniably united bamboo, not sure about the dress.

  25. mutantismos

    July 25, 2007 at 11:58 am

    great photos, cool people.
    sartorialist is one of the bests!
    thanks a lot.

    raul, a brazilian photographer

  26. Mrs. Span

    August 30, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    yummy tattoos!!

  27. Emilio

    November 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Why “Olivia Kim, An American in Paris”???
    She is in front of the Mercer Hotel, at Mercer street in New York…
    Isn´t it

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