The first picture is extremely cute, I am a monochromoholic and love seeing different ways black and white are put together as I’ve often worried that absence of colour = boring! The shoes are really quirky and I really like the dress (or is it a shirt/skirt combo?) for the way it shapes the girl. It’s fresh and just really nice!
Unfortunately I can find very little to like about the second picture, although I can’t decide why – I think I just dislike the way the jacket sits in line with the belt?!!
This woman looks like she gets dressed in a hurry, there’s an energy in her hair. The two tone shoes are cute but I’m not sure about the shoe strap cutting her legs in just the wrong spot. The belt is topsy turvy, the skirt could be a little longer, but somehow she still looks like she’d be great craic.
The lady at the 2nd picture look very nice. Her hair, shoes, bag, belt are perfect assessories to the plain dress. But, I still think woman her, and my, age should wear pantys. Pantyhose is the most underestimated assessorie if you ask me.
I agree with most people that the second woman should have opted for a different shoe and the length could be longer, but she looks more chic and put together than the first woman. The first woman, although well done, looks like she ripped a page out of a magazine on trends and went down the checklist.
Ahhh, am elated to see my favorite neutral combinations. The chic young woman is wearing the most gorgeous dress! Absolutely one of my favorite looks. The lady in the second photo is lovely, however darling, that ankle strap is death.
While I’ve seen all the complimentary posts for the first picture- and I myself love her look and the dress- I cannot help but feel the shoes are too bulky and weigh her down in spite of the lighter feel the dress exudes. (And I do like the shoes, just not with the dress.)
LOVE number 2– i want to be like her in a couple years. i think the short hem length works well with the short jacket. and the belt makes it perfect.
while i love the dress on number 1, the accessories ruin the look for me. it looks like she thought, black dress- perfect excuse to use my trendy black accessories — but it didn’t really work. i wish that she wore the dress with a smaller bag and maybe some spectators (flat), or pumps? i’m not sure, but not those (cute but not with this dress) shoes.
I like both of these looks. (Guy perspective) Lady #1 is my style for a woman. Natural, cool, un-forced, sense of self, her style flows from within. Love the pose as well.
Lady #2 Seems really fun and energetic. She hit’s & misses from time to time but no biggy, enjoyment & cool stuff sometimes add up, and sometimes a little off. Every day is a new adventure. Unless you have the flu.
i just wanted to say that if you ever by a miracle should travel to Estonia (west of Russia), then you should definetly come to our university-town Tartu – lots of good/great-looking young and not so young people :) and the city is awsome without the people too.
It’s spring. I want color. Why is everyone trying to look European. The girls and outfits are GORGEOUS but I want a little color. Some reds, greens, yellows, even gray. Some Missoni or Pucci. Something. Just a little.
Thanks to the helpful folk who pointed out the first dress’ provenance. Fendi :-( Zara: perhaps, if I can find one here. But I’d *really* like to try and make it- unevenly spaced ruffles + placket= win. Thank you Sartorialist!
The first portrait reminds me of the preppy girl who runs with the artists and djs– her selection of strong, graphic designs worn in an uncomplicated and casual style is killer– in other words, so quintessentially New York. She’s awesome.
First picture: very high-end fashion, but for once, executed very stylishly. The lady has taste. And despite the black it is a summery look. The dress with pleats and the white shoulder/collar part is gorgeous. The shoes make the look rock.
So, despite looking obiously dressed in a couple of thousand dollars, the look looks fresh and well-balanced — not over the top, as with a lot of looks of that kind.
The lady in the first dress seems to be swallowed by the entire ensemble; but, the concept is good (especially those shoes!!!) I especially like the belt the lady in the second photo chose, it really adds character to this otherwise seemingly ordinary outfit.
I agree, Sart you should try to do something on outfits less than $xxx dollars. I know it’s not your thing, really, but it would be great since you are read by so many people, half of which I’m sure wouldn’t be able to afford a dress like that.
the lady on top is probably my favorite shot of yours! it’s perfection. other great mentions from this year include louise at the louvre (feb ’08), and that coat (jan ’08). keep it up sart and i hope to run into you someday :)
Finally- after months of keeping an eye open since seeing the first picture, I found out that The girl’d dress is Fendi. Pricey, but it’s on sale now, and I ordered it from Net a Porter =] One of the most wearably beautiful dresses i’ve seen on The Satorialist ever.