They’re trying to make me go to rehab, and I say no no no??? LOVE the hair, the bigger the better! As to her dress, it is similar to one Madonna wore recently to endless criticism, I am curious to read your audience’s reactions. I happen to like it, even paired with the cardigan. Funny how 2 conservative pieces make such a fresh statement. It works on a very tall woman. I bet we see comments about the gladiator high heels. Jorge from W Palm Beach
What a lovely smile! What I adore about this look is that it has a narrative about it that isn’t contrived — there appears to be a real human story about how this look was put together that to me is the epitome of chic — what’s the story behind the hair? And the sweater that doesn’t match the dress? I love the dress and the shoes — but it’s the smile, the hair, the sweater — was she late for something and just pulled the nearest sweater from her closet? Did she lose a bet and had to wear her hair that way? But the smile — how flirtatious, how winning!
Usually when women wear heals like this their feet look like they are throbbing, with the foot coming out the side or the toes starting to look pinkish-white. But this woman seems to have defied the side effects of stilettoes. They look amazing on her.
Stunning! I love the wartime knitwear/pretty dress combination. This is a bit Edge of Love, but moving a little away from the floral tea dresses and cocoon knits a la Sienna Miller. The clutch and heels update it, and although I dislike gladiator sandals, these ones are shockingly elegant- is it just me, or do 99.9% of gladiator sandals and heels look ungainly and chunky? I’m all for toughening up an outfit, but I hate clunkyness and lack of elegance… but there are wonderful, and make her legs look amazing. The hair… I’m undecided. Lots of girls in my school are backcombing their hair… she’s just taking it out of the ordinary. I’m just not sure weather it is catwalk hair or every day hair, or maybe she simply sees the world as her catwalk? That’s the impression i’m getting, anyhow. So even if I personally wouldn’t wear it… I can respect the thought behind it and quite enjoy it.
Love it, those shoes are amazing, don’t care what people say about gladiaotrs. She looks so elegant and the clutch adds to that. Lastly, a bit of quirkiness, she has her hand poking through the cardi; how cool!
is her hair like that for a show or does she roam the streets with air like that . i quite like it ..all happening up there with her totally contrasting innocent face!! I’m all for the entire feel of this image.fashion-wise it gets thumbs up from all quarters i can see.(me TOO ME TOO) but he the glossy car at the back ..the entire this looks like one of the fashion spreads in the magazine which a has been produced after much ado!! so flawlessly executed by you s.
I like how the toenail polish seems to match the color of her shoes. The shoes… I’m speechless, they are beautiful. And her hair?, I’m speechless as well; don’t know what to say about it, but whatever it is that I would like to say, surely wouldn’t be negative.
Not everyone can pull something like this off. It’s only because she is tall, blonde, and beautiful that this works at all. Most people would be laughed at if they put this outfit together. Also, your composition of the photo and the colors are great.
how fun! I love the 80′s twist to her hair with the 40′s inspired dress/cardi combo. I think I need to start aiming for this kind of too-cool-for-school vintage mash-up look. It’s probably within budget and it looks amazing.
Also, I like the combo of 7/8th pant length and mules on the woman to the left – nice ankles, nicely displayed.
kate g. ilove the virgina woolf comment! my fav movie. amazing style in that! she looks amazing and i love the way the older women on the left is rocking those pants! the shoes now that its sept are a little tired but look good. sart, where is your counterpart in OC, CA? you are amazing,love your blog.
I love how the dress drapes around her fuller body. You can see her stomach beneath her belt, and her shoulders are nice and round. A great example of how one can make clothes look fantastic without being shaped like a hanger.
(Or we’ve gone so far that she really is a stick and I just can’t tell anymore!)
Have only just seen this – 4 years after it was taken! Actually I was drawn to the woman on the left. That shade of navy can be really dowdy, but the gold bangles, the orange coral? necklace and the high heels (with painted toe nails) really lift it and she is streets ahead of the girl in her frock, who has terrible posture! The woven bag and even the cigarette complete the look. Perfect.