In general, I really like it (especially her hair. Why don’t my bangs do that?), but the drop of the dress from her shoulder looks almost too calculated. The angle is unnatural. Also, is anyone else slightly bothered that the ends of her necklaces are tucked into the dress? Please excuse my OCD.
Sure, the dress is off the shoulder, but so what? It’s not much of a dress. With most of the younger women you photograph, I’d say they haven’t given their looks a second thought. Perhaps it’s a summer thing, everything is loose and baggy. Haven’t you seen any women rocking some snazzy cuffed or knee length shorts? I love this site, too!
Hmmm, I was in Melbourne over the weekend and I tend to disagree with Scallywag: was a little disappointed in how style in Melbourne seemed to have “slipped” recently – a lot more generic. But, on the topic: I like this outfit, I like the dress. Can I be ultra-traditional, though, and say I’m not so keen on the no-bra look under a dress that would presumably be quite clingy when a little breeze gets up? Agreed, you’re all probably dying of heat exhaustion over there, but I don’t like being distracted by underpinnings – or lack thereof. Bandeau? Then again, her head-to-toe looks seems suggestive of a Bra-less Wonder personality, so good luck to her.
kathleen… have to partially disgree with you re: fashion in melbourne. i think it totally depends on where you go. fitzroy, brunswick, some of the western suburbs even… have great imaginative fashion going on. of course if you go into the city or bloody chapel st then it is rather generic. i do think alot of the stuff on this blog is “melbourne” like (and some of the stuff is also generic). anyways… as for this ensemble, i think it’s quite boring. sorry sartie! her ‘tude is cool but she looks like she’s trying too hard, and yellow shoes with blue is no revelation. xo
Hey again, anonymous: I did check out pretty much all those places (ditto St Kilda et al) – didn’t get out to the western suburbs, I admit. I felt that the men were a little better dressed than the ladies, on average (lots of what I would call a cute intellectual style: wire glasses, odd suits, bicycles, etc.) – but I thought that even the “alternative” dressers were following a pretty strict code. Disappointing as, as a Sydneysider, I’ve always thought of Melburnians as infinitely more stylish.
That said…on return to Sydney I was once again confronted by the illogical winter combination of thongs (aka flipflops) and woollen scarves – on men and women alike. So quite possibly I was just there on a bad weekend and should stand corrected.
(You certainly have better shopping, so there’s no excuse either way…)