She should have a solid black top and get and switch those shoes for a black pair. Then it would have been a fierce look. What's going on with some of these pics.A lot of what I'm seeing doesn't even work together AT ALL. This outfit for example. She almost made the cut. LOL!!!
Those American Apparel ads are really bad! Right now it shows "Rachel in NYC" and it is reminding me of "Tootsie" (NOT in a good way!). I assume they are paying for the space, but some of the spandex stuff is really distracting, even next to that super colorful sweater in Madrid!
A nicely multicultural ensemble. Parachute pants, a serape/poncho, a Nike backpack. The ribbon and brooch/necklace about the blouse really make the poncho's colors pop more. Then this young woman's beige boots are truly a complementary neutral.
And of course, the best accessory a young woman can have is a smile. She really looks pleased to be photographed.
Lovely photo. The girl is nice, and you found a typical Madrid background , but with no ditches,no holes, no cranes, and no signs with ; "perdonen las molestias, estamos trabajando por usted" ( please forgive us, we are working for your benefit).
Which shows that, apart from extremely talented, you are really lucky. MarĂa
confident use of colour that's par for the course with the spanish and particularly in madrid. i'm guessing she's put this together on a budget – the nike logo bag is a give away and also annoying to the aesthete – but respect is due for a very strong look and a great smile.
Bravo! Another fabulous photo! You are so talented…both technically & the way you capture a moment that tells a story…This photo makes me feel happy! Here is an individual that cleary has a positive self-esteem, making her way in the world, both classy and retro-yet fashion forward.
Love the dramatic sweater and how the whole ensemble is well-balanced wrt proportion. However, I find the funny cravat (or is it jewelery meant to look like a bow?) distracting and out-of-place and the shoe color not quite right. Either mustard-colored suede or aged saddle-leather booties would have been a better choice.
What a great shot! This is one of those great photos which illustrates the idea of clothing as a cultural art form in a very direct manner. A personal quirk, perhaps, but I see just a bit of Picasso in this picture-not only in the colors, but in the geometry of the composition, as well. (I'm thinking of some of the early Dora portraits, specifically.) One of the great things about living in this historic moment is the manner in which all historical and cultural references are coming to be blended together in the way people are dressing today. While this is frightening and challenging for some, those of us who relish the journey of life are entranced by what is parading before us.
Scott, I've followed your blog for close to 2 years now, but have never posted before.
This young woman displays a gorgeous, assured color sense and sharp attention to proportion, but what enchanted me enough to write is how you captured the strong Madrid sun shining through the knit material of her sweater, visible as a lighter azure triangle just below her uplifted left arm. It's so subtle, it's sublime.
The entire effect — jet black juxtaposed with the vibrant brights — reminds me of a daylit stained-glass window seen from inside a darkened cathedral.
Thanks for sharing these glimpses of other worlds and lives with us. There's a master's degree in seeing preserved in these pages.
While it's spring/summer where I live in Australia, I can imagine that in Europe it would be getting rather sobre, in terms of colour (especially judging by your latest photos). In such a season, I imagine her as a sartorial rogue, in her multicoloured cape, playful smile and unusual doublet, running around madrid so that she may gladden the people
Every so often I come here and read your notes. They make me look at your pictures in so many ways. I'm really beginning to think of fashion/of what I wear. Thanks you. The Nike bag adds a bit of 'reality' to the photo. It was not completely 'styled'. I like it. MKP
I like her vivid color, cool shoes and the black background. But I what about the ad next to all your beatiful photos, American Apparel is that some sort of crule joke? Or is it real cloths people wear? It looks very strange, even ugly. I don't belong to the ironic generation x, born in the sixties make me more the dead serious generation I guess, so I must ask
I hate to say it, but this is rather tame for Madrid. Other than that fab sweater, she's playing it safe. From the looks of it, this was taken in the Plaza Colon/Serrano area, which is quite posh. If you want to see the real beauties of Madrid, take a walk down the western part of Gran Via towards Callao, then take a right(north) on calle del Barco. Parallel to Gran Via is calle Loreto y Chicote, and that's where the working girls are – the only place you'll find women of color in the whole town, and they are stunning. (sorry no Spanish accents on this Korean keyboard!)