there is a lot of that kind of dress shoe combination around, but it rarely looks as nice as this. partly because it almost takes that kind of frame to keep it from looking…less attractive. but then again, this girl could put on anything and make it work.
This woman is a goddess….from waist north. What is it with the proportions in the lower part of the pic that bothers me?
If I saw her on the street I’m quite sure I couldn’t help staring at her, she is so…goddess. She has the most beautiful face and its been a while since I saw someone that looked this chic and classy with aviators. IMO usually aviators look just funny.
Yes, very lovely & all that… But I have to totally agree w/ Angela…it’s boring. There’s no personality, no real style..It’s precisely these kinds of models (she surely is a model) in fashion magazines who stifle our creativity. Don’t get me wrong, she’s beautiful obviously…But I prefer the not-so-obvious myself.
Beautiful models stifle creativity? That’s a new one I’ve never heard before. I feel rather the opposite – that beauty inspires – and sometimes inspires too much! Which is the entire point of the fashion business, really.
Versions of this halter-empire-scarf dress are in every high street shop at every price point(I believe The Sartorialist snapped a mirthsome young lady months ago wearing a blue one with unfortunate mukluks).
This dress looks horrible on any body not built like a mannequin. It exposes so much of the upper body and yet adds visual bulk at the belly and hip, while exposing the legs to well above the knee. It’s also long, and because of the handkerchief hemline, it cannot be shortened easily (I have seen petite young ladies wearing similar dresses literally dragging the ground). And the the final insult – the semi-sheer silk or silk-like fabric clings like a second skin in movement or in the slightest breeze. For the average woman it would be hard to conceive a less flattering dress.
Women see these looks on the Bundchenesque figures of magazines pages and suppose that the dress has some magical ability to flatter them in the same way. Not so, I’m afraid. Contrary to popular belief, clothes cannot *make* a person look taller, thinner, etc.; clothing can only cover or expose, in a flattering or unflattering way, whatever physique the person actually possesses.
This woman looks great in the dress because she is tall, has a modest bust and toned upper body, slender waist and hips, and extra-long shapely legs. The dress is not giving her those attributes, only exposing them.
Seldom have I seen Sart showing a picture like this.The lady is just perfect.She has the perfect outfit for the climate and there is no hesitating in her posture.If she is a professional model she has done her homework well.
I hate living in NYC. How can I leave the house when there are girls this beautiful walking around. I just hope I never find myself standing next to her at an intersection (looking like a potato in her shadow no doubt).
she picked an outfit that really flatters her body. she makes it look like she is a very tall skinny person – she is surely tall and she is in great shape, but her top half is far more slender than her bottom half. this dress shows off her top half, camouflages the bottom half, and the shoes turn her into a skyscraper. she has style – it’s called summer femme light (as in floaty, not “lite” as in insubstantial). and i have to say, i do also find it totally underwhelming.
If I had this dress hanging in my closet I’d take it down to my tailor and ask him to cut it off above the knee. I can’t stand handkerchief hemlines, they make an otherwise gorgeous dress look cheap. Snaps to the print though.
I’ve seen this girl in the J.Crew catalog for years and think she is one of the most stunning models ever. She’ll never be a supermodel — frankly, she’s too classically beautiful for that — but she’s who I envy. Even if I’m not really envying those shoes.
I’m new here, last weekend (in transit at an airport) I bought the July’s GQ edition. There was the article about Lino and your blog. I simply love it! I’ve been reading old posts and I’m really amazed, the pictures, the captions, it looks and mainly feels perfect! Congratulations!!! By the way, this picture makes wish me to take the following airplane to New York. WOW!!
I generally don’t like this kind of dress with the handkerchief hem, but she looks fantastic in it. I guess it’s as another poster said: very few people can make that type of dress work. She’s definitely from another planet –the one populated by perfectly beautifully people.
Yikes, I don’t think this lady deserves the negativity. She’s a lovely looking woman, deal with it. And I don’t think an insult of ‘skinny’ is very appropriate. She is slender and perfectly healthy, not skinny.
I wouldn’t call her look boring at all. Her dress is interesting, love the bag color and her sunglasses perfectly suit her face.
The straps and bust line look wonderful on her figure and I like the print.
Model,mmmmmm. Does being tall, skinny, and totally young makes you stylish?…Nope.
She looks polished and very natural at once, but that is what the aforementioned elements bring to the style table. Not an exercise on style, more like just going with your birth suit for a stroll…easy when you are an exceptional beauty, but of course nothing that you can build…Controversial for how easy it is.
I have to say to ‘editor’: you say that this dress makes her ‘look like a tall and skinny person??’ She IS a tall and skinny person. She is about 5’10″ and a size 2-4. It would be difficult for her to wear something that made her look fat, because she isn’t. you should read ‘amed studio’s’ comments.
To everyone else: yes, she is a model. yes, she models for j crew amongst other catalogs. I am sure that she is carrying a ginormous bag so she can fit her book into it.
and FYI, she’s married to a male model and has the most beautiful daughter… gorgeous family – you should try to catch them as a unit, Sart.
Angelina Jolie ROCKED that dress at the premier of Mr. & Mrs. Smith two years (?) ago. After that, mere mortals have a hard time making that dress look any better although this girl does a decent job of it.
I would think the dress, and its cut, are very ugly and the shoes are a bad choice. But the way She wears the dress, it inspires, no RIPS my brain away from the usual conventions. On Her, it’s unconventional and eyecatching and stunning. It will make me consider new things with fresh eyes. It’s a GREAT picture, bravo!
Lovely colours, but as someone else said, the handkerchief hemline is too severe; it would look better shorter.
Though this is obviously a gorgeous model with a great figure, the empire bodice makes her torso look too short, so yeah, I agree with the person who suggested she looked out of proportion.
Sure she has visual impact on the street, but one point of being stylish is to know what suits your figure (even when you’re a model) and which proportions look ‘right’ or ‘balanced’. Just because it’s a pretty dress, or fab combo doesn’t mean it looks right on you. (That’s why we get fashion victims.)
This is my first visit to this site, and I suspect the point of it IS the ‘visual impact’ but I’m seeing quite a few photos where people DO look out of proportion – and I’m not the only one to observe this. I’m a graphic designer, and this girl’s outfit is the sartorial equivalent of looking at a page layout and saying, “Hmm, there are some great elements here, but something is NQR (not quite right)”, and all it takes is to shift a few things here or there and suddenly, BANG – it’s perfect!
I’d like to know the Sart’s criteria for choosing a model – does he have a manifesto?
women of this level of beuty make me happy to be a man. im not being perverted, i could look at her face allday long, i mean in most of the other fotos i look at i view the dress sense and fashion etc, buit i cant take my eyes of her face.