I love how the little details – the hat, the red at the sleeve (from what? chunky bracelet?) the shoes, the tightly tailored sleeves, the tee-ninesy little knot at the neck of the cravat – feminize this masculine look.
A masterclass in effortless balance, proof that knowing what not to add is as important as knowing what to wear – something as simple as the addition of a red tie or bag would have tipped this into the 'trying too hard' category. She looks very cool!
Why can't we see people like this in Paris? Do Parisians lack sense of originality? Or maybe it's just me not looking at the right people. You're doing a great job, remembering people that fashion and old fashion concept don't matter. http://brumesetpluies.blogspot.com
This is such a beautiful, elegant rendition of the feminine dapper style. It's amazing how she manages to balance the silhouette, even making the slightly scrunched up pant legs and chunky oxfords look sleek and sophisticated.
An excellent way to present herself. Simultaneously, she looks chic and intelligent, business-like and feminine. What color is the tie? If it is the most subtle shade of pale sage, that's a fantastic juxtaposition to the touches of red! Oh, those saddle oxfords…they shout "vitality and quick mind!" Perfect.
I just found out about your blog and so glad I found it! I am going to Italy in March and would like to somewhat fit in over there. I am not a fashionista, but love fashion and have a great appreciation for it. These posts are very inspiring and helpful.
Nobody's mentioned the tie- I like the subtle colour and slim form. Also like the perfectly tailored fit of the whole outfit- it looks fashionable and stylish, yet really comfortable. And the red bangle. Like how the hat fabric perfectly matches the main body of the jacket.
I love how chic yet effortless this whole look appears. The matching red accents (which are amazing, of course), and the blazer/tie combo are tempered by the skinny black jeans and the rakish cloch. A perfect mix!
Absolutely spectacular! The cut of the jacket, the round buttons, the exaggerated shirt collar, the red accents and the shoes. Oh my, don't get me started on the shoes. The hat and the makeup, the shape of her face… Nothing is mundane and everything is perfect. Striking, charming, out of the ordinary. I love it.
I am not fashion saavy in any sense of the word! However, the woman and her outfit are pure art!! I have never seen anything so beautiful in a fashion sense! I am envious of her fashion sense (and her beauty) and wish I had a tenth of what she has is putting an outfit together such as this!! WOW!
Kool kid, kool look, kool kicks. But that butt spoils everything. Thirty years down the road, an agonizing death from lung cancer, not to mention three decades of littering and inflicting second-hand smoke on people. And oral cancer and gum disease and teeth falling out.. What could be kooler than that? Ruined health and an early and needless death are the ultimate in chic. Enough of offering these people with cigarettes as if they are examples we should emulate. Here is what Scott says to a would-be subject: âYouâve got a great look. Lose the butt and Iâll put your picture on a site where it will be seen by the fashion-savvy world wide.â See? Itâs easy.
Now how can you not fall in love with this young lady? Her style is reminescent of Lauren's revival of Fitgerald's Gatsby. You see how she has made this her own. The look is less of a costume and more of a persona statement. "Boy" clothes never looked so good on a woman.
Yes she is mesmerizing. BUT I am very curious what is this woman's job?! I can't possibly imagine what is she doing from 9 to 17 or how her co-workers dress, as this is a really pretentious, even overdone look for me. I'd be stunned and positively impressed to see it in a magazine. But I can't see it in real life… Though I would gladly have myself a life where I can dress like this :-)
PS I also love the background you chose. Your street pics are like nothing else in the blogosphere
Mmm, I love the spirit of this. The top part is rather equestrian, making me think of fox-hunting ladies riding side saddle through the English countryside. The that bag goes into Chanel-land for me, and shoes are fabulous, too. Effortless? Maybe not. But it's a great photo and I could sit and look at her all day.
This is unbelievably perfect but it's so pristine and so thought-out, I can't help but point out a seriously contrived look to this ensemble. She definitely wants to look like a model on a shoot. (Nothing wrong with that!) So I admire this strongly from an aesthetic point of view but I tend to have a more emotional reaction to the "effortlessly stylish" looks (like Giovanna!).
I'm glad I have no idea where to get those shoes or I'd buy them NOW! Killer lipstick is perfect. Great bracelet. Love the hair rolled at the nape of her neck so she can sport a hat. I love hats because they finish an outfit. It's easier to be elegant with a hat and gloves.
I love how the masculinity of her bowler hat is black jacket is juxtaposised by the femininity of her bold red lip.Her red shoes and her bracelet pull the whole outfit together with their pop of colour.
maybe the idea is good but is cheap!! the bag is orrible and the jacket does'nt fit well- I think, if you really want to dress like this style, you have, you must to be perfect and luxury-like this there is no sense for me. is like if you wanna be perfect 50's style with an H&M dress.