Love the bottom picture – that is a most fantastic belt especially contrasted with the light weight silk of her dress. Not so sure what’s going on in the top picture, her top and the tassle look interesting but the pants don’t work for me. Maybe this outfit needs to be seen in 3D or as she moves?
Even though the outfits vary greatly, there is continuity in the way she wears her clothes: the mid-arm sleeves, the clear waist, the pose, the amount of roominess in her pants, the scarf. To my queer eye, she seems extremely sexy although she is covered up. Jorge from W Palm Beach
The proportions here look odd to me, particularly in the top photo. I think the way the sleeves are pushed up to end right at the belt creates an unflattering, or less interesting, line (that’s probably more true in this pose than in motion), the pleated pants with the short legs seem to shorten her own legs (which are in fact long, otherwise it would be even less flattering), the scarf seems out of place and out of scale- all the proportions just look slightly off- TO ME. There’s also a stiffness to the look which I find unappealing. Sorry.
It seems to me that often the women who seem most self-assured (in these posts) are not carrying a purse. Often they are holding their phone/blackberry and notebooks in their hands. No bag. I like this (though at times it is impractical) and think it communicates confidence.
I think we are post the big “it” bag which for too long was used as a stand-in for real style and alas was only fashion.
The first look is amazing! Just wanted you to know..I am giving a presentation with a fellow blogger to our local fashion college about fashion blogging. I will be using your site and a few of your pictures as an example of street style blogging!
The first picture is such a good look. This is THE look of the season. All of my looks this winter will hopefully be as good as this! Those trousers are perfect with those shoes and the scarf just gives it a chic edge. Navy grey and blak are the ones to watch!
the combintation and the way she is wearing it is not perfect. The boots to this blue outfit are an absolutly no-go. I would say: Stiletto heels in gold. No Scarve, hair open would be better. She needs a clutch!
She looks a little like Juliette Binoche, with her delicate features. I had an outfit like the bottom photo, back in 1982. I still have the WonderWoman belt. I even had foam shoulder pads that miraculously melded to my body, allowing me to bulk up the shoulders of clothes that had no built-in pads. Are those days back?
1st photo: Elegant! Pleated pants done right- not always easy to pull off, but she does it here. Gray & navy- supremely cool & very current. Love the draping sweater. 2nd photo: Not crazy about the black boots/dress combo. Those boots look wide & clunky with the silky dress–good idea in theory, but…Maybe suede boots with a stiletto heel & pointed toe would be better.
I love the classic Hepburn pant! When the fashion press declared the pleated, tapered leg ugly and out of style in the 90s, I said, it is not ugly if you have the figure that can wear it! If the wool is superb with drape like this, not the baggy polyester stuff that everyone bought in discount stores. I am so glad I stored my Ralph Lauren trousers while awaiting its return. Enough of flat fronts, lowrise and bellbottoms! (Breathes sigh of relief.)
Now this I love, both of them. Often the pictures are… a bit too trendy for me (I’m a mature woman) and as much as they may be interesting they are usually too young for me to wear.
This look is classic and I love it. You can wear it at any age and to me it just looks well put together. I don’t love the sleeves pushed up but thats often how close are worn,,, in a way that works for the wearer… their job, what they were doing prior.
I think , both look are a good trial, but some details to improve. Belts on both looks are a good point, scarves as well: even if I don’t agree with the thickness of the first look… I would rather wear flowing material kind of Falier Sarti’s mix cachemire silk. She’s on the good way for her style. I don’t like the tiny chain on the first look.But the association trouders and shoes is awesome.
Iam a bit perplex for the high boots on the 2nd look… It makes the silhouette heavy. A good option would be the YSL by Pilati’s low boots 3 inch heels.
I’m still trying to figure out how the blue sweater in the top photo works, if it’s longer in back, if it’s all the same length and the front is tucked in…? Either way, it’s beautiful. Gray pleated pants and a navy sweater could look so boringboardroom, or prep school boy, but she makes it look elegant. Stephanie
She is gorgeous and has real grace, but I would tweak both of these looks.
The pegged trousers would have worked better with a flat ballet, and a closer fitting top. And those boots are the wrong choice given the weight of the fabric and the skirt length…better with black tights and a snug elegant ankle boot.
Pinch me. Belted trousers that come to the waist – no, wait, that was so good let me say it again – to the waist… and with pleats and a crease and I bet they are wool and I bet they are lined. And just when you think the androgynous story of camel and navy and gray is all going to end with demure flats she punctuates with those pumps. Her journal held together with elastic also warms my heart; here is a woman who still writes things on paper with a pen – not into her blackberry with her thumbs. Her sense of style is wonderful and elegant and understated.
regarding the top photo, Pleated, tapered, cuffed? 3 wrongs do not make a right. Haven’t all the fashion gurus preached for the past 10 years against all of these things, and now that some designer as flaunted them down the runway, they are all the rage. they were unflattering a few years ago when they were out fashion and even now that they are back, does not make them any less unflattering.
Gorgeous looks. Those grey pants are just amazing. They fit her so perfectly. Love the length and the fit right at her waist. Its so totally classy. She just looks like a lady. Her hair is perfect. Not fussy. Thats the thing about her. Everything about her is natural, uncomplicated and yet luxurious. Amazing style. Its four years later, and her style looks cutting edge.