I like the girls in the offices. Neat, with their eyeglasses, smart, chipper, knowing what everything is about, taking care of themselves all the time. (…) I like the girls on Forty-fourth Street at lunchtime, the actresses, all dressed up on nothing a week, talking to the good-looking boys, wearing themselves out being young and vivacious outside Sardi’s, waiting for producers to look at them. I like the salesgirls in Macy’s, paying attention to you first because you’re a man, leaving lady customers waiting, flirting with you over socks and books and phonograph needles. (â€¦) When I think of New York City, I think of all the girls, the Jewish girls, the Italian girls, the Irish, Polack, Chinese, German, Negro, Spanish, Russian girls, all on parade in the city. I don’t know whether it’s something special with me or whether every man in the city walks around with the same feeling inside him, but I feel as though I’m at a picnic in this city. I like to sit near the women in the theaters, the famous beauties who’ve taken six hours to get ready and look it. And the young girls at the football games, with the red cheeks, and when the warm weather comes, the girls in their summer dresses…
[Irwin Shaw, Â«The Girls in Their Summer DressesÂ», The New Yorker, Fevereiro de 1939]
I am so in love with those shoes! Scott, I love that you, like Garance, are taking little breaks from how crazy fashion week can get, and just doing your own thing.
P.S. just attended Style Men’s second anniversary in Singapore. You should come here. People are really very fashionable. x
I love the idea of this suit with the printed heels, but the platform takes the outfit to “pin-up”, and seems out-of-context. And I wish the shorts were just an inch longer- would be much classier if the curve of her cheeks weren’t visible.
She’s lovely, but that over-groomed, “perfect” hair is all wrong with the outfit. I love tensions within a look, but honestly, she looks like an uptown girl playing at cool. In other words, it looks like she’s caught between styles, not asserting her own.
Love the outfit esp. the shoes, but really, really can’t stand a skirt or shorts so minimal you can see the beginning (or more) of the butt. With the exception of a beach, (esp. Miami or Brazil) it looks bad, and this is NYC for god’s sake…..
Contrary to a few other posters, I don’t mind the hair + this outfit.
I have to agree with the earlier poster that the shorts are too short to be tasteful. The shoes are also not tasteful for daytime. She is a gorgeous woman, but where is she going dressed like that in the middle of the day?
Great shot. Love those long perfect legs – to die for!! I didn’t even notice the hair until I read all of the comments.
Scott, I love the new format and am really enjoying reading your comments.
Your shot of Carine Roitfeld last week was awesome.
INSANE!!! SOO HOT!!! just so eyecatching. i love that she is in something unusual , for some stereotyped reason (amazing hair = pantene ad = straight clothes??) i would have picked her to wear something less fun. great capturing Scott. Bet you were stoked to stumble across her!!!
Obviously lovely girl. But the fashions, no matter the designer and the prices , taken together, all just cross a line for me. She’s working way too hard at it , and it shows. Not stylish or elegant. But definitely attention getting!
her hair looks like an angels. So perfect. She must be fresh off the colorists/blow-out chair.
Love the actual photo though, Scott. you captured quite a moment.
There’s something wrong here and what’s wrong is subtle. The legs are long and great but we see too much of them. The suit is beautifully tailored and chic but the shorts are too short. The hair is perfectly groomed and perfectly blonde but it’s excessive perfection and it looks like a wig. The shoes are fabulous but, their height combined with all that bare leg, throws the proportion off. This is a John Currin painting come to life; it’s perfection tipped into perversity, into caricature.