It seems to be she aced the much-debated gladiator sandals: not only does she have long legs, she paired the sandals with a skirt that sits on her natural waist, therefore elongating her lower body. Great idea! I think the top is a bit too frilly for the rest of the outfit, I will be interested what the women will comment. Love the bag and its stitching, and I would lose the collar. Jorge from W Palm Beach
This outfit is a breath of fresh air. After a while some of these women begin to look a bit like clones. But there is nothing trendy about this outfit; except perhaps for the semi-gladiator sandals. I’m still not completely sold on the necklace but all and all it is fresh and adorable!
I love the light, fresh colors in this outfit. This look is casual and clean, and she appears very comfortable. Perfect ensemble for a day about the town. It’s just that… I’m conflicted about the necklace! I want that bag.
Whoa. I’m not usually surprised on this site anymore. Not that every picture isn’t brilliant, but you know, familiarity can hardly be surprising. But this…THIS…this is spectacular on so many levels. The length of the skirt, the shape of the top, the way everything hangs…the incredible perfection of the bag…and that whimsical collar…This is SPECTACULAR.
this is the embodiment of easy, comfortable, individual style.
and re: the gladiator sandal ‘trend’ that everyone’s been buzzing on and on about – how can it be a trend really if it’s recycled, without fail, every summer? i say we get over the repetition and just call it another style of summer shoe that’s 1) inevitably bound to be popular every year and 2) looks good on some people and not on others.
The high waisted skirt is very beautiful and the bag too. Very feminine. Personally I would have worn the skirt with black top. Here in Finland I’ve seen so many pairs of gladiators this summer that I hope summer 2009 brigs something new. I think the collar is bit too much..
My first intuition would be to choose a more geometric top rather than the flowered one. On the other hand this top does break the clean lines of the other items and adds freshness to the look. Very nice. (And looks just perfect with this backdrop; well-chosen!)
Wow, love this look, ethereal yet not too wispy. I think the necklace, neckerchief whatever, as someone already mentioned, is the item that you may doubt at first but actually works to bring the whole thing together. Her red lips, the natural waist skirt and all those soft pleats put me in mind of the 1920′s and the Mediterranean, and englishwoman in Italy perhaps?
I love all of it! And, I agree with anonymous en espanol, the bag color is great. I wonder if the skirt is vintage Hermes. I had a pair of Hermes pants in the late 80′s same color and drape/waist. I even like the neck thing.
Very, very beautiful. The collar is setting of the gladiators perfectly and together with the bag these three items are like an embroidered frame for the timeless summer outfit. Plus her hairstyle and makeup – everything matches wonderfully and still it looks natural and not artifical. Wonderful shot and what a beauty.
I’m not sure I like the collar in it’s own right, but I love it in the context of her outfit, and this photo. I love how it echoes the strong dark lines of her brows, lips, and eyes… Without it, her face could have easily blended right into her neck, with it, it creates a theme of smooth, dark swoops against the soft white of her blouse. I totally love her skirt also, but disagree slightly, in that I would have taken it in just a little (seems to bag away from her waist on the left side a bit).
the neckerchief actually is essential to smooth down the white/brown contrast between her hair and the top. funny bag. love the way she is balancing the bag’s weight on one leg, just leaning on the other. really would like to know to what degree Mr Schumann tells his street models how to pose
She explores volumes in a beautiful way. And the necklace brings the controversy that is needed when someone knows how to dress. the sandals, the bag, and also her face and haircut… everything is beautiful.
anyone know how the bag is by? looks like an ann demuelemeester that i once saw (except the handles were different). i love that she rocked the neckpiece. i can guess from the bag/shoes/lipstick/neck thingee that frilly and girly is not her norm and she was just experimenting (as is our prerogative as fashionistas to do) , and imbuing her harder edge into a feminine look.
The skirt is perfect on her, i think it is from h and m, as i tried one really similar on in denim, it did NOT look like that on me!! I couldn’t wait to get it off and forget all about it, and here it is again… rubbing salt into the wound! I have found a pretty one that fits me well on the net (shopgoldyn.com) i love it!
I totally agree with Anon 9:38 AM. Also conflicted about the necklace: it is an interesting piece on its own and it enhances her features and hair, but to me it looks kinda out of place with this outfit. But the rest of the clothes – fabulous and sweet. Make me think of early 20th century summer outfits, like those in the films “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy” or “A Room with a View” (of course back in those days, the top would be suitable only for the bedroom). Classy without being rigid. And someone was dead on comparing her face to Modigliani paintings. Not a classical beauty, but so interesting.