Monday, November 17, 2008

On the Street….Aya #1, NYC

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  1. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 9:49 am

    I love the way she plays with different textures and prints. Usually I would say that there is a lot going on but she pulls it off.

    GREAT!!!!

  2. Caroline

    November 17, 2008 at 9:53 am

    i need a little sparkley cardigan like that!

  3. Shea

    November 17, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Teen Vogue!

  4. Carolina Lange

    November 17, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Cute look!

  5. Olviya

    November 17, 2008 at 10:24 am

    interesting combination – leoprints+sportstyle… cute new-york-tokio style!

  6. norawoah

    November 17, 2008 at 10:43 am

    There is so much going on but she’s just having so much fun. I’m loving on that sparkling vest.

  7. Dreamer

    November 17, 2008 at 11:28 am

    The best, the bag, can anyone say me where did she buy it??

  8. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    November 17, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I think the look is pleasant to most of us as she follows proportions that Chanel has been using for some time now, even if apparently none of her pieces are by them. The slim belt, the short skirt/shorts, the cardigan and sleeveless shirt, and the purse, obviously. I think this is a look based on proportions, and that’s what makes it a winner. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  9. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 11:42 am

    i worked for Aya at NYLON and she always looked A-MAZING. effortless, kooky-chic.

  10. EDITOR LINDA PRESTON

    November 17, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Bit chilly for this time of the year

  11. AM

    November 17, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I love Aya so much. She always looks great, I think, because she always looks happy and energetic.

  12. saro

    November 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    my sort of style, very limi feu!

  13. The Dark Bohemian

    November 17, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    sequins are evrywhere !!!
    she looks great !

  14. Stephanie

    November 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Lots going on with this look…maybe a bit too much. I’d love to own that gray cardigan, though!

  15. TEXTSTYLES

    November 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    gorgeous ensemble
    that only she can rock
    sparkles
    stripes
    leopard print
    canvas bag

    and she makes it work

  16. Dominica

    November 17, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Great outfit !
    Love her shorts – and adore her top-vest…if there’s one thing I like less – it’s her bag…

  17. Iheartfashion

    November 17, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    She wears it well!
    I love the Alexander Wang (I think) shorts.

  18. Amanda

    November 17, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Not feeling the thigh-high school girl socks on woman her age.

  19. Valentine

    November 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    What struck me most is that this looks like an outfit one might see on a runway and think, “Oh if only someone had the gutso to wear this in everyday life!” And here this beautiful woman has gone and done it.

    I didn’t notice that the shorts were leopard print until I did a close up. What a great surprise; I love them!

    I really like that she really seems to have individually selected each and every piece. Not only that, but the shirt, vest, shorts, bag, belt, necklace, socks each stand out in their own right and aren’t part of the standard, matchy-matchy outfits that you see people wear once a week, every week (you know, like the man that wears the same black pants with the same blue button-down every. single. Monday.). Basically, I love this because you will never see this outfit pre-put-together for you on a mannequin. There was clearly some thought behind this.

  20. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Not for me, but on her it’s funkyfreshadorable!

  21. Allen - East Hampton

    November 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    She clearly enjoys getting dressed in the morning…and it’s a joy to see someone looking like this.

  22. Billie Divine

    November 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Cute! Not every one can pull of this look and seem so comfortable in their individuality, so I applaud her for that. Personally, I almost feel like she’s trying too hard. There’s too much going on, I’m not crazy about it.

  23. whyioughtta

    November 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Note to self: must find sparkly vest…it literally goes with anything.

  24. Brigadeiro

    November 17, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    She’s got chutzpah! Too cute!

  25. NikkiJoon

    November 17, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    cute sunglasses.

  26. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    hmmmm…

    well, she seems to be very confident and her smile belies a good sense of humor about herself. anything worn with this ebullience is going to come of with a certain measure of success.

    that said, i absolutely hate this outfit! it seems i’m the only person not into it…but this is simply not stylish. or age appropriate. or appealing in that special ‘frisson-of-sartorialist-posting-awe’ way i often feel when perusing the blog. it just looks like an editor with a closet full of freebies closed her eyes, stuck her hands into the mix, and pulled out a random assortment of questionable items. then wore them. all. at the same time.

    also, since i’m already the naysayer of today (i’m sorry guys!!!)…could the Rio photos possibly bore me any more? those pics literally take all the excitement i’ve always imagined surrounding Rio and suck the air out of it. is Rio populated exclusively by bored-looking socialites and beach dudes? i doubt it. nothing inventive shown. nothing worn with passionate intensity. not even a single outfit that doesn’t look like a sad in-store display at Barney’s circa 2005. worse yet, they almost evoke (gasp) CALYPSO circa 2005. is that inspiring to ANYONE?!?!

    again, i’m so sorry…i usually love the sart’s eye but these past couple of weeks have been ultra disappointing!

  27. D.

    November 17, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    I LOVE the long socks! Sock heights outside of knee high/crew are rare to see and just excellent.

    The super subdued leopard pattern on her shorts is way better than the typical bold and loud animal prints I see.

  28. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    November 17, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    the short and the thigh high stockings are wonderful.

    Makes me wonder what the shoes looked like.

  29. Michael in Tokyo

    November 17, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    She is very genki (upbeat). She combines a Tokyo look (high socks or stockings with a short skirt) -but makes it look classy and playful rather than cheap like you see in Shibuya. This is really nice to see as she combines two cultures in a high end way. Would have like to see what shoes she was wearing

  30. baryl from 5555

    November 17, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    love, love, love!!!!!!!!!! this woman has amazing style and fine taste in off-beat luxury goods. im sure that outfit has got a hefty price tag but her demeanor shows shes not pretentious or seeking a certain level of status, she just seems to be having fun with it all!

    i love how there is something kind of masculine and sporty about this but at the same time its still girly.

    one of the most interesting mixes on here in a long time!

  31. letslivefast

    November 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    wow the layering of the different textures and prints is amazingg

  32. Sebri

    November 17, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    love love it. every detail and the personality to boot!

  33. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Makes me think of Claudia Kishi from those old Baby-Sitters Club books, which is awesome.

  34. Rayan

    November 18, 2008 at 2:22 am

    at first I said, NO. but the more I look at it and read the other comments the more I think she pulls it off.

  35. J.Yo

    November 18, 2008 at 5:58 am

    i lOVE her. and how she dress casually fabulous.

  36. jessicadrhp

    November 18, 2008 at 6:11 am

    like the outfit, especially items located on the lower half of the photo

  37. XAVS

    November 18, 2008 at 8:12 am

    She looks really noce too…love her cardigan and the socks…quite nice..she must be freezing in NY now…;)

  38. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 10:24 am

    This is a lot of fun! She looks happy and I love her stance here. The shorts + socks look on her is sporty and cute rather than trashy (which is how I’d imagine thigh-highs and leopard-print shorts if I hadn’t seen it here!). Stephanie

  39. Lluviaschick

    November 18, 2008 at 10:32 am

    love the sequined dress and I’m not a big fan of sequined pieces

  40. john benjamin pritchett

    November 18, 2008 at 11:03 am

    This is so beyond cute! I love the mix & match patterns, stockings and bag. Her personality shines through her face so well that I want to get to be friends with her. You may give her my name if you see her again!

  41. Charlotte

    November 18, 2008 at 11:09 am

    really cute!!

  42. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 11:20 am

    hot….very hot….

  43. southerngentinL.A.

    November 18, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    fun+smart+intriguing+pretty=sexy!

  44. Rich

    November 18, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    personally, i love the socks!

  45. W

    November 19, 2008 at 10:07 am

    terrible

  46. Allen - East Hampton

    November 19, 2008 at 10:58 am

    i keep coming back to this picture. i love everything about her look and good cheer. i envy the people who get to see her on a regular basis.

  47. Matthew

    November 20, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Chic, conceptual, and cool! The ultimate trinity! Solid look, for sure.

  48. Me And My Beautiful World

    December 1, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    i just saw her on http://www.theselby.com

  49. scrumptious

    December 4, 2008 at 11:20 am

    simply genius

  50. Anonymous

    February 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    no need to overanalyze – just *works*

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