I like this. Fun, flirty, new, chic, and, of course some excellent glasses. This shot was captured very nicely. I love all of her eccentric accessories, too. They make me curious about what is in the shopping bag.
Now THAT is interesting. I love when an ensemble makes you look twice and stare. That is what real fashion is all about. When things are put together that you wouldn't think could go together. Love everything about this. Quirky, chic, elegant, and def. interesting. I wonder what she is listening to?
bunch of racist hippocrats!!! it was NOT okay of Kanye to be featured wearing fur, but ok for this woman to be featured wearing one…even a few bravo comments. my guess is most you bloggers are not true Sartorialists, i think you miss the point of fashion and it's creative expression when you are mere trendies…and most of you backed off only after Scott was in defense of Kanye.
While I am not in love with the fur, the disheveled organization within the set of shapes in the composition is striking. The eye travels downward from her face, tracing her arm across into the flurry of bags and bracelets….very cool.
I'm reading over the other comments and it confirms what I feel looking at her: vintage-ethereal. Is it 20's? Maybe the silhouette is. 1930's? The hat, but not the glasses — they seem late 60's or 70's like the belt and the bangles. It's vintage, but you can't pin it down, and doesn't look costume-y or dated. I just love it. This is beyond chic.
I have no idea where to begin. In your book I think you have section titled "Visually Greedy" or something to that effect. This images does that for me. I love every element – crazy fur with the belt, the mix of the three bracelets: jade, metal and what looks like horn or bone. The hat with the red glasses. The amazing draping bag and lovely blue shopping bag and a hint of red – all topped off with the white iconic iPod wire. I just cannot get enough of this image.
I know, fur blahblahblah, but that is just beautiful. I also LOVE her jewelry – what bangles! I also love how something about her face looks like she's from the 1930s, but then there's the ipod ear buds. Great mix of classic and modern. The only thing I wouldn't do is carry that color bag with the outfit. Great picture, as always!!
Stuff. Stuff. So much stuff to deal with all at once. She looks a bit annoyed by it all. Or perhaps I'm projecting. I'd have put everything in the Lanvin bag just for the joy of slinging it over my shoulder and walking with my hands free. Is that just me?
Exquisite! I love everything. The colours are incredible. Her fur. The bracelet shapes. That leathery bag that seems to be dripping off her wrist. The Lanvin bag creates a mystery. I adore this photo!!!!
The perfect Sart photo. Stunning subject, fantastic expression, juxtaposed with chic outfit and somewhat slouchy, old looking purse. Gorgeous shocks of color – the green bracelet, the red lips, glasses and that wonderful magenta pouch (for her i-pod or phone, I assume), the golden handbag and the beautiful blue Lanvin shopping bag. She is perfect, but not to precious…
Was it Vuitton or just Marc Jacobs (as in his own-name collection)that did these kinds of hats a couple of seasons ago? Translates very well into everyday wear without looking costumey. So that's what a Lanvin shopping bag looks like! Oh! God, I need to have more money.
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very nice! Catherine Baba i presume! i'm gonna somehow steal this outfit (when it's Winter again in Aus) and recreate it….actually more like steal the look. But i'd probably wear faux fur not the real deal.
Very chic – what you'd expect in Paris. The French have that certain something when it comes to style – something you can't just put on. It's in their blood. However, as beautiful as it looks, it is a shame that real fur still features so prominently in fashion.
i'm a little surprised you didn't photograph her on a bike! when i saw her at dior's fall show she arrived on a vintage bicycle wearing the most insane heels! she definitely knows how to make an entrance…nevertheless, what a great shot.
I adore this photo—thank you so much for posting it! Catherine Baba is my new official style icon. I adore her use of red here, as well as the fantastic textural contrast of the sleek belt against the rich fur…and the hat—so perfect. As far as photographs go, this is my favorite of yours by far.
She is a seasoned shopper and loves to be looked at as much as she loves to look at others. She most likely looks this good when she steps out her door every morning. I love her look. She appears to be carefully put together, but I would bet this outfit or anything else she chooses to wear could be thrown together in a matter of minutes. Fashion is effortless for her, she is fashion.
Love the mix of belle epoch and ipod! Though I could do without that tatty leather bag on her wrist. There's "worn in" and then there's "worn out." This just looks dirty.
While the fox stole worn belted as a scarf is dramatic, I'd love to see this ensemble without it. I think it would look chicer. As Chanel would have advised, take off an item before you leave the house.
This is really the way to do fur, stylishly elegant, refreshingly refined.It tells us something about her, but only what she wants us to know…… she is warm, she knows how to do colours, even in her choice of bags….. she wants to keep something back, but she is daring with her touch of red……
I'll start by saying I know diddly about fashion. I check the photos here from time to time cause I enjoy the suits some fellows wear. I've seen a few here with people wearing fur. Is it real fur I wonder? Is fur becoming popular again? I've seen comments from folks who say they'd wear it. Like I said I don't know about fashion but I do know a bit about trapping. I'm from a smallish town in Eastern Ontario called Bancroft (8-9000 people). An outdoors course I took in school included a portion where you spend a week working with a local trapper (part of obtaining a trapping license). Now I knew some folks in the area still did it. You can't make a living doing it (where does the retail money go I wonder?), but you can get some decent pocket cash. Now I'm no activist or anything. I go deer hunting in the same area just about every fall but let me tell you folks the way these animals die ain't exactly humane and it sure isn't pretty. Aquatic and small mammals fare the best. The way their traps are designed, hopefully the animalâ€™s spine will be snapped when they're caught and they'll die instantly. Aquatic mammals (beavers, otters, muskrat) traps are placed underwater and if they're unlucky they just get caught and eventually drown. Land mammals (foxes, fisher, wolves) are caught in various types of "leg hold" traps. They'll wait (suffer) over night till the trapper comes the next day whence they are shot. Sometimes an animal may chew through its own leg to escape. It will die later of starvation or predation. When we were out on the third day a fox was caught in a trap. The trapper asked if I wanted to shoot it. I'm not particularly squeamish so I said "Ok". Even then, (I doubt very much I could do it now) I had a hard time reconciling the fact that I wasn't killing this animal for meat or a necessary warm coat. I was killing it to become a fashionable accessory. This was mitigated somewhat by the fact that it is kinder to kill the animal at this point than it is to let it go.
The way I see it, unless you can go out with that trapper and shoot that screaming fox in the head (oh yes, they die in abject terror), then you shouldn't be wearing that fur.
wearing fur i think, is a big mistake, it's animal cruelty i dont even want to start because i dont want to be rude, but i think we should be more responsable about it,i love fashion but i dont wear animals, its just what i think i dont want to offend…ihope everyone understand
Going through your archives (in search of a woman sitting on the ground in red shoes) I came across this woman who could be Anais Nin incarnate. Someone else may have noticed, but I'm too impatient to go through all the comments. Sorry!