Oh, she really really looks great. I love the fact that she’s not a stick figure, but these are clothes that no doubt models would be wearing, and she looks just as amazing in them. This is the kind of style and self confidence I really admire.
Ooo, is that Bonnie Morrison? She’s wonderful, why does she work at Men’s Vogue? I love that her bag isn’t some ridiculously oversized thing. The “tucked-under-the-arm” look is a nice new alternative to the “hanging-from-the-crook-of-the-elbow” look.
bonnie is doing PR for MV. and she looks great here! having worked at MV i have to say, she’s super nice, funny, down to earth and friendly. and slightly crazy (she talks to herself!) but she’s really sweet. glad to see her.
I like the three different looks. The blue spotted dress is one I wish I could find for myself in some version. Why are good dresses so hard to find ?!? When I see movies from the 50′s I’d kill to find those dresses today. They make it easy to get dressed,are ladylike, and cover the bits that need to be covered (like upper arms) when you get to a “certain age”.
Wow. She’s so pretty. Without knowing her I can see that aside from her good looks, she’s intelligent and witty too. She exudes it. And look at the smile – I want her to be my sister.
I love the polka-dot dress on her. It’s so ladylike and fresh and yes, very American Chic. It’s not my favorite look but on her it really works. I’m thinking that one of the good fortunes of being a black (or Latin) person, aside from the #1 gift – black not cracking, is that you can wear very conservative clothes and just by virtue of your race you won’t look conservative…. Yes there are plenty of black folks where this doesn’t apply (Condoleezza Rice) but if you have good hair (i.e. – a good style, not “good hair” in the old-school way – black folks you know what I mean) and face it’s true.
She looks good in the second photo wearing a perfectly functional and comfortable ensemble. If I had to change anything, I’d give her a different colored bag but that is about as nit picky as it gets ’cause she’s pretty damn perfect.
The last photo is delicious…. God, I love this look on her (and myself). It’s pulled-together, perfectly loose and easy and feminine. I’m not a fan of ankle straps on anyone less than a mile tall but they don’t distract from the excellence on display here.
I love that she is so classic and fresh. I’ve been thinking a lot about doing the classic, preppy, all-American (Ralph Lauren-ish, if you will) look for the fall but updated with modern twists. She is totally pulling off that idea. Love it.
The blue and white dress is amazing! More women should dress like that. Really classy and a great colour aginst her skin. Of course smiling makes a huge difference. The second shot is a great casual look, although not smiling, she must have been caught at an odd moment.
The thrid picture is a great way to show mixing of different pieces. All shades of blue really flatter this woman!
She looks pretty, but I find her style kind of ho-hum. Maybe these looks stand out in Milan and Paris, but they’re so chock-a-block on American streets that I can’t get very excited about them. Too Old-Navy/Gap for me.
when i glanced at the first picture, i thought this was Michelle Obama. then i looked, and realized it wasn’t. i love this woman and all three of her looks. AND I wish Michelle Obama could dress like this and we could have a first lady that wasn’t all stiff and formal!
Bottom pic, with the tropical skirt, is fantastic. I love how the necklaces and the skirt play against the jacket, skirt and watch, while the shoes are timeless and classy. The blue dress seems a little frumpy with the length and the high waist, however.
The only problem I have with her is her choice of pockets in the 2nd picture. I never understood that kind of cargo pant-ish pocket that kind of sticks out on your thighs. Other than that I adore her style and find it to be the truest form of American patriotism, especially in an industry where everything has to be “Parisian chic” or “sensual Italian”.
Casual american elegance. She wears light blue exceptionally well. I like how she accessories the beautiful printed dress with the magenta belt. A color thatâ€™s been growing on me lately. The striped shirt underneath a utilitarian vest with gold jewelry and wide legged jeans is another classic. Again sheâ€™s fantastic, the lt blue against the brown printed skirt is perfect.
It is great that you could get three different styles of the same lady. Nowadays it is very hard to get inspiration (if you donÂ´t like pastel, floral print dresses and gladiator sandals), but these 3 pics are great. Thanks for the ideas.
La Donna on the left in the background of the first photo also looks pretty good in those sandals, don’t know the appropiate name, and the white linen dress, also don’t kno the appropiate name for that. But she looks good also.
Hmm… ever wonder what happens when you cross a manly Oxford shirt with a feminine patterned skirt? Perfection, obviously. I wonder, do people try hard to look like they didn’t even try to achieve perfection or does it just come naturally? I am so jealous of this talent. When I don’t try to look good, I get just that exact result. Wish I had it, she has it! Good eye for catching this gem of a look.
I love how this woman can pull off so many different looks. She is very versatile. The first blue spotted dress is so darling and retro in a good way. I also love the casual but chic striped long-sleeve shirt matched with the vest.