She is a beautiful woman. Nice to see the trickle of color from beneath her un-buttoned jacket. When I see high heels like this, I can only regret problems these young women will have with their feet in years to come, (speaking from experience). The combination of the black outfit, blond hair and shoes, and the touches of red and green in the background are wonderful. Thanks!
I love everything until I get to the shoes. Her feet look out of portion to the rest of her, almost certainly due to shoe choice. She has truly lovely lines though; one of the few who could make leggings look so good.
Those shoes!! *swoon* They look like Louboutin but I don’t see the red inside the heel . Anyone know who makes them? The rest of the look is simple. She looks well put together if not a tad predictable.
I have those shoes and they are actually pretty comfortable for 5″ heels. They get loads of compliments too. As for those who are tired of seeing ultra high heels, don’t buy them then. They aren’t going anywhere, so good luck! Nothing makes your butt higher and legs hotter than those shoes.
I like the coat a lot, don’t mind the leggings, think she looks great. I happen to be wildly against these recent years of super high heels, for all the reasons mentioned by others. They sometimes make me think of chinese foot binding in passing. I don’t even think they look that great, though I’ll agree high heels make the leg look good, but that is true of lower heights also. When the super high heels are in combo with the lolita-pigeon toe positioning (which they aren’t here) then I really roll my eyes. These are two fads I am hoping to see less of as people look for the next new thing.
Why’s everyone giving this girl heat over her shoes? I agree there’s not much remarkable about her outfit besides them (though SHE looks great, and that’s the whole point), but nobody complained about the equally ridiculous stilettos at the Tuilleries. Give her a break! She’s a beautiful young lady who is working a sleek and glamorous look.
She is very classy and simple, and being young and blonde and beautiful she could pull off anything. The same outfit minus her pretty face would be far less remarkable. As for the shoes, how does one walk in them? Heels seem to be getting higher and higher.
Perfection. I don’t know why people are saying that it is boring or to be expected–look around you; look at the people walking on the street behind her; have any of them achieved this? Do they get the proportion right? The hang of the coat just so? The details like the seaming on the coat, the lovely collar, the crispness of the fabric?
No, they don’t; in contrast they look like–sorry to say–slobs.
She is sharp but not overdone. And I wouldn’t judge her “all black”–not all black in my opinion if your top and shoes aren’t black–until we see her everyday. And what then if she sticks to black on a daily basis? If you can do mostly black this well you should be let off the hook of being accused of being “uncreative.”
I walk around cities all day long and I couldn’t do it in these heels–but where is she going? I’ll do it for a short time period or a special occasion. And who knows, maybe she just changed into them; or maybe she is cabbing or driving/being driven today, which would make the shoes much easier to deal with. I mostly ride my bike, and I can do so in sky high heels.
She is chic and simple, current and classic. She may not be wearing a tutu and kiss shoes, but I suspect that the negative comments come from jealousy, because she has the type of flawless look that most are prone to envy, and then say they prefer to be “creative” as a cover up (while they sit typing in jeans and a predictable t-shirt…).
i LOVE the play of light on her hair, and her shoes, and i can almost taste the lovely on her knees. the coat is soooooo black, and her calves are to die for… the purse even, it is soooooo rad. even the out of focus buildings in the background just add so very much to this photo. i mean, i just want to die it is soooooo beautiful and she is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo to gether. i love love love this look. does anyone know who makes the shoe? i just have to have. I also have to have the coat and the hair and her makeup and i am drooling over the concrete pavement. does anyone know who laid the pavement? a must have for my home….
She is adorable, and carries off this look. It is not ageless and timeless however, which is what I, as a viewer, am always on the lookout for. Transpose this look onto a 45 year old female, and it could be just kind of scary. Her happy and somewhat innocent face really works with her choice of outfit here.
Anonymous at 3:27 – You’d be quite bored if I gave a speech about stilettos every time they aggravated me in a fashion shoot photo, or every time others rave about how amazingly wonderful they are – which is very often, nearly day after day on the Sartorialist.
I don’t meant to pick on this lovely woman. I do want to vocalize about my lack of delight in them every sos often,
Well– I spend most of my time on the campus at NYU, and everyday I see at least a dozen people (male and female) who look more truly stylish. This is a fine look–it’s just a little Gap Crew Republic for my taste, and reminds me why I love all the downtown and European photos we often get on this fabulous site.
Miles: sartorial means of or pertaining to how one dresses. It doesn’t necessarily mean stylish or avant-garde. We all make a sartorial decision every morning when we get dressed. Some are just more creative than others!
her pieces are lovely but much too boring. it is possible to be young and maintain classic style and have some punch in the outfit. an amazing red lipstick or giant bangle or fabulous 40s revival hair or something.
If I had tiny ankles, I’d wear leggings too. The choice of a skin tone heel was creative, and it makes the eye go back to her lovely face and hair. I agree with an earlier poster that an angled haircut would have set off the look even more (most of the Swedish women you show have one). Still, she appears tres chic.
As for the heel height, I would get as far as a block and a half before crying “uncle” and hailing a cab, but she seems to carry it off with a smile.
I think she is pretty, but the outfit is really ordinary, the shoes are great, but not with those leggings, with bare legs and a brown coat it would look great, or with jeans, or with black narrow pants, but not with leggings.
Ohhhhh, Myyy, God. If I ever make a lot of money, and I can afford to pull up next to a woman in a limousine…I want this to be the woman I pull up next to. I love the leggings. I have recently been enjoying leggings on the ladies. Nice shoes too.
well guys, hate to be the spoiler, but these shoes are steve madden. i cannot tell a lie. (i own them…and run around nyc in them…and have to say they are shockingly comfortable.) sorry to the lovely lady in your shot for outing her secret!
This outfit is the perfect mix of classic prep and edge, I’m obsessed. I spent and hour online searching for those shoes, thank you whoever said who they are! Definitely just ordered them, definitely rocking them until I collapse.
She’s a beautiful woman and the simplicity of her style shows she has confidence in her choices and knows how to carry it off. Not everyone can wear leggings to such good effect either; she has the legs for it and the pale pumps are the perfect touch of femininity without frou-frou fussiness. Her hair is a wonder of shiny blonde loveliness. She’s stunning.
It would be interesting to photoshop the shoes to black or change them to boots to see if the look would still be interesting. Is it just the unexpected that makes this “a look”? Is the current fashion eye so jaded that no one can just look chic or beautiful?Must the look be somehow “off” to be worthy of attention?
Why are short women so fascinated with super high shoes? They’re not fooling anyone ;)
Not trying too, high heels are sexy and tall women can’t pull them off like a petite beauty. All these women complaining they are too high, sorry to say but 3″ers will never look as good as ultra high heels. There is something so feminine and so sexy about high heels :)
it’s to the lady’s credit for making a simple and, from what i gather from the other posts, not very expensive heels something to covet; and it’s to the sartorialist’s credit for having captured the essence and share it to the blogosphere. this blog’s followers are amazingly knowledge-able.
Always, always a nude heel! I prefer mine pointy, but these rock too. Re comment above about suffering later due to sky-hi heels – am there, after 20 yrs of wearing them. Plan on going to the doctor, operating whatever if needed – then hopping back on. Live/die by the sword.
Yes, we've all seen the NYC "heels and black" thing done to death but,
Look at her!
The hair, her smile, the coat, the leggings, her legs, and to pair all that up with nude pumps? She is killing the game. Jessica wrote it best, 'look at the people in the background'; go out onto the streets tonight in your American town' you will see absolute slobs by comparison.
Those shoes have a platform in the front. so they are just like a three inch heel. very comfortable. its not the height that matters, its the steepness of the arch.
Thats said…glorious look. Simplicity is the most elegant, beautiful thing there is.