Wednesday, August 8, 2012

On the Street……Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York

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  1. Peter

    August 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

    The hair is retro and current, the dress is marvelous, although she may have done a bit better for herself than those anti-climactic flip-flops!

    x Peter @ http://low–couture.blogspot.com

    • Libbynan

      August 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Hey! Those flip flops are comfortable. On the streets of New York, at this time of year, comfort trumps everything. Plus, she just looks so good… so normal… so ” I am me and I dress for me and I look great so deal with it.” I love her.

      • jessie

        August 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

        peter and arnoldo, you try walking around new york all day in heels, and then get back to me about “anticlimactic” flip flops.

        • @EnMufti

          August 9, 2012 at 5:44 am

          preach! I love the retro vibe of this modern woman (read- comfortable in her own skin to rock flip flops in broad daylight-shock horror). If not for the shoes I would have thought this pic was straight from 1960s America. The flip flops give it a modern edge; I’m sure when she reached her destination she would have changed the shoes. It’s practical chic!

          • taylormaed

            August 16, 2012 at 12:19 am

            This is a 1940′s Betty Boop hairdo done with braids. Very modern and original.

      • Pinky

        August 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm

        I love her, too. She is real and comfortable in her skin. No artifice, no studied “look at me because I have style” imperative, no obviousness. Good one. Proving, once again, that one can look terrific without force.

    • Arnoldo

      August 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Totally agree Peter. Shoes can make or break and outfit.

      • Heels with a flowered dress are for church.

        August 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        Personally I think the shoes make the outfit. If she had heels on, she would be wearing a Sunday at Church outfit. As is, she has a relaxed, pretty summer vibe to it. She is right, and you are wrong. And I have never heard of anyone getting tetanus walking around the city in flip flops. Are you one of those people that brings sanitary wipes with you? I had a friend like that. poor guy. His parents scared him as a child and now he is afraid of ticks, germs, and everything else.

    • Peter

      August 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Totally agree. Flip flops should only be worn on the beach and in the shower. Nothing says tetanus shot like flip flops in the city!

    • Carole

      August 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      I loved the hair the dress but the flipflops were a disappointment.My pictures only come up in series so was looking forward to the shoes.

      • Jelena Zunda

        August 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

        Same for me, really. I went “ohhhh” when shoes finally appeared.

    • KRH

      August 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Agreed! Shoes can make an an outfit pop. Everything from the ankle up is flawless.

    • Name*

      August 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Sorry, but heels or even girly flats would look silly. Unless she is on set to film a movie set in the early sixties, wearing a vintage dress from that era together with “matching” shoes would be freaky, not good. I am pretty sure that you should do tennies, maybe combat boots, or flip flops or some other contrasting footwear to make sure you don’t look like you are doing a costume. I think her choice is right on the money. Showing your feet is sexy. Kind of like going barefoot. The more undone something looks, the better. Otherwise she would look like a proper little lady and that would be foolish.

      • mmmmmmissy

        August 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        YESSSSSSSSS to evvvvverything you said. I was nodding all the time while reading this comment.

      • une chatte grise

        August 9, 2012 at 3:21 am

        Well said! (Though “freaky” and “foolish” may be a bit harsh.)

      • Monsieur Marcel

        August 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm

        Well said indeed (though a bit strident), still, there’s a right choice of footwear for every dress. In this case, it appears as flipflops by default.
        Also, within the context of this b/w photo flipflops are anachronistic.

    • Christina

      August 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

      I’m big into fashion and not so much into flip-flops, but I must say that I actually like the flip-flops as they relate to the whole outfit.. comfortable or not. For me, it brings the whole look out of New York City and into Havana and makes it all the more idyllic and alluring!

      Christina, bohemianwild.blogspot.com

  2. Natasha

    August 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Good looking girl. And wonderful, lady-like dress!

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  3. Caribbelle

    August 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Her smile is everything. Loving her hair and earrings.

  4. Sevan

    August 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Oh ! I love the dress : the style, print, length and it’s fitted !!!
    But most of all, I love her mischievous way of looking at the camera.

  5. Simbarashe

    August 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    She’s gorgeous, stands so tall and strong..
    http://lordashbury.com/

  6. Sharon @ Discovering Blog

    August 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Oh! What an awesome retro vibe. Love it.

    • steve

      August 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

      I’m noticing that everything that looks good is beginning to be called retro.

      • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

        August 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

        That’s interesting. She’s wearing a vintage dress, so it is a bit retro, no?

        • Steve

          August 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

          Indeed she is! And a very lovely vintage dress at that. I guess I should have written that everything that looks good is beginning to be called either retro or vintage.

      • Martine

        August 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm

        Interesting observation. Perhaps you simply like things with a retro vibe? Or perhaps there is a real retro look in todays styles in general. I certainly see a lot of the mid seventies, early sixties, and even the nineties cropping up. Her hair alone would make this look retro even without the vintage dress. Do you notice things that you don’t feel look good are NOT retro to other peoples eyes? Or do you just mean that many things are labeled retro ad hoc?

    • Shopaholic in London

      August 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      It is a retro dress and hairstyle, lovely!

  7. Gon

    August 8, 2012 at 9:16 am

    what a great woman!!

    http://morelike-gon.blogspot.jp/

  8. david

    August 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Wow, very classical feel to this photo. She looks great, but how unfortunate it is that she chose to wear flip flops.

  9. amber

    August 8, 2012 at 9:24 am

    love the 1950′s reminiscence + flip flops.

    http://www.stilettosandberets.com

    xx-Amber

  10. Sapphire

    August 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

    It’s cute how demur she looks. She seems a time warp to the 60s, in her Sunday best for church.

  11. Irene's Closet

    August 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

  12. wedding-newcastle.co.uk

    August 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

    that photo is serine and so pure. i think a photograph is the best in black and white

  13. Supal {chevrons and éclairs}

    August 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Omgoodness this is a stunning portrait! I’m always hesitant to take portraits from a lower angle, but this is just beautifully done!

  14. amee

    August 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Love her hair.

  15. Susana

    August 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    So pretty! Love her hair and her ladylike style. Wearing the flip flops is such a fun take!

    Love that you took it in black and white; the contrast makes her stand out!

    xo,
    Susana
    http://www.akeytothearmoire.com

  16. Lauren@Styleseer

    August 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Her hairdo is striking! Love the retro vibe and the way the black and white enhances that feeling.

  17. Lara

    August 8, 2012 at 9:47 am

    What a beauty!

  18. Monsieur Marcel

    August 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I love everything, except, well–it’s too obvious to mention ( it turns her whole look from impeccable to peccable).

    • une chatte grise

      August 9, 2012 at 3:23 am

      Oh dear… are we about to have a throwdown about her shoes?

      • Monsieur Marcel

        August 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm

        A fashion throwdown? Avec vous?

        Je n’ai eu aucune chance.

        • une chatte grise

          August 10, 2012 at 2:42 am

          I don’t know about that… you have been known to use prints to do pysch-ops for your golf game! But I really do like the shoes here… they seem perfectly summery and unpretentious, and they create a gentle tension with her dress and hair.

  19. Derek

    August 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Timeless, any date from 1950′s to now especially in black and white

  20. debbie

    August 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Beginning to scroll down was exciting, but the flip flops sort of ruined it.

  21. Hannah

    August 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Stunning shot. She looks so beautiful.
    -Hannah
    http://www.hannahsfashionblog.com/

  22. Becky Bedbug

    August 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

    What a beautiful woman and a fantastic pose. She looks so powerful! I particularly love that someone can look this poised and put-together whilst wearing flip flops!

    Becky
    http://www.beckybedbug.com

  23. Jeff

    August 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Did you need your passport to make it over to Brooklyn?

  24. Name*

    August 8, 2012 at 10:12 am

    classic beauty, i love it! in NY (for comfort’s sake) women often carry their heels, while wearing comfy shoes (e.g. flipflopsor flats) to their destination. not to say that’s what your subject did, but as a female NYer i get it!

  25. Stills

    August 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Beautiful woman! Love her hair!

    http://www.stills.rs

  26. Toni

    August 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

    This image is both retro and modern. She is lovely. I love the dress, but simply can’t get into the flip flops and a dress idea.

    • Name*

      August 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Actually, I love it. Its a lot like wearing tennies with a dress, but has the added allure of seeming to be barefoot. Its a good strong way to say that the dress isn’t just for looking “dressed up”. If you see my point. Its tames down the frilliness of the outfit and gives it edge. If she did wear heels, or flats with this it would be very much like a period costume.

  27. ttea

    August 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

    This really seems like this could have been taken in the 50′s. The hairstyle and the dress and then the fact that it’s in black and white, make this photo very vintage feeling. The composition of this photo also makes it seem like a classic photo.

    http://fashionananthropologicalpointofview.blogspot.ca/

  28. Fiona R

    August 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

    The hair!!! Fabulous….

  29. Blogandthecities

    August 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Yes for the dress.
    Uhm for the hair…
    Nooooo for the flip flop!

  30. Simon Brown

    August 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    A very elegant young lady. She’s smiling with her whole face; lovely.

  31. Dennis

    August 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Perfection!

    I love how the pattern of the dress accentuates the nearby fence. The woven structure of the flip flops is a great addition to her wonderful retro hair!

  32. marilyn

    August 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

    great seriousness and great flip-flops – so the right size!

  33. Dennis

    August 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Perfection!

    I love how the pattern of the dress accentuates the nearby fence. And the woven structure of the flip flops is a great addition to her wonderful retro hair!

  34. mariposa fashion blog

    August 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

    GREAT!!!!
    simplemente hermosa!
    http://mariposa-world.blogspot.de

  35. Votre Amie

    August 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Timeless and beautiful – I love the feel of this photograph. Even though I’m sure it’s modern, it has such a classic look.
    x
    http://www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

  36. matthew

    August 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Great shot. Beautiful subject, and excellent use of light, shapes, and texture.

  37. Liz

    August 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    so amazing!

    http://lavieenliz.com

  38. nosopoisonousivy

    August 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Loving her hair and the dress. Would have loved to see the colours of the dress though

  39. Megan

    August 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Sart,

    Have you considered doing anonymous posts and letting the readers work out the country, city and street. That would be more fun for us and readers could argue it out based on style.

    Megan

    • Tonia

      August 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Great idea – I second that !

    • Pinky

      August 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Megan, what an excellent suggestion. Mr. Schuman’s readers seem to have a “natural” affinity for anything that is NYC/Brooklyn and dis the same looks if those looks occur somewhere else. If fashion and style are truly universal and inherent in the individual, let the games begin. No geography–just great shots. Let’s see if we’re all so fashionable as we think we are.

      • Lisa O.

        August 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

        well said! and yes, let’s go!

    • Megan

      August 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks all. I’m glad you like the idea. What about you Mr Schuman?

  40. Kate

    August 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I love it when you shoot in black and white. The images could be from any decade but I love this one because it’s so 1940s and then when you scroll down BOOM flip flops :)

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

  41. Diana

    August 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I can live with the flip flops (we call them thongs in Canada) because the rest of the outfit and the girl are gorgeous

  42. Pam

    August 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

    The hair is fabulous!!!!!

  43. Carlos

    August 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

    love these b-w photo´s back to the essence

  44. Emma Howard

    August 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Year round Island Style. Slippers and a print dress.

  45. Samira

    August 8, 2012 at 11:24 am

    love her dress

  46. Thom

    August 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Brooklyn is such a unique place. You have really captured its style.

    thisbayarealife.wordpress.com

  47. Passport Stamps

    August 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Love her hair and the patterns on her dress. Phenomenal picture.

  48. Fernandomachine

    August 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Love it! She’s giving someone some serious side eye right here!!

  49. Amaia

    August 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I think the flip-flops are what makes this outfit stand out. Every other person would have worn heels with it dressing it up too much.
    A shame that the photograph is not in colour, though-I would have loved to see the colour of the dress, bag and flip-flops.

  50. THE STEL STYLE

    August 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I love the pictures in black/white!!!

    http://thestelstyle.com/

  51. Beauty Follower

    August 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I like her retro-casual look!

  52. monkeyshines

    August 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    wonderfully classy!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  53. JV

    August 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Flip-flops actually work here, giving a modern spin to the vintage dress and hair. I’m normally anti-flip-flops.

  54. Mariatru

    August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    What I noticed first was the smile, second was the figure – and both are beautiful! Lovely woman.

  55. Winston

    August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Beautiful.

  56. Allison

    August 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    She’s beautiful. This picture could of been taken decades ago but the flip flops give it a does 0f 2012. I like!

  57. Tiffany

    August 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Really love the black & white photo but am curious to see what the color of the dress and accessories are. I have worn a dress with flip-flops many times and it’s one of my staple outfits during the Summer. I have a lot of flip-flops being a lifeguard and it’s always fun to dress them up and wear them all day long!

  58. Remy

    August 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    What a beautiful and delicate girl. I love everything in this picture especially her smile and the way she has done her hair.
    Greetings from Amsterdam.

  59. Miss L

    August 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Very cool! She looks very stylish and cool!

  60. Laura

    August 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I always love your black and white photos! So beautiful!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  61. April

    August 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Walking out for a portrait!

    http://inaworldwithothers.wordpress.com

  62. Andrew89

    August 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    That’s a great dress.

  63. CultureShockArt

    August 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Lovely! Timeless (but for the shoes). The germaphobe in me is petrified of the thought of flip flops in the city.

  64. Helen

    August 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Oh – she is precious!

    http://closertoberlin.blogspot.de/

  65. Eva

    August 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    What an awesome shot, if you would tell me it was shot 40 years ago I would believe it too! Beautiful style!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  66. Lisa O.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I usually completely detest all flip flops except on sand & to take out the trash. and for me, never a print. but here, ALL that I am noticing is that she looks neat-as-a-pin!
    at least someone does. natural AND pulled-together. like someone that owns a needle & thread. there are no cutoffs with threads hanging here! I’m very happy now, Sart. :]

    • Stephanie

      August 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      My thoughts exactly!

  67. Tamara

    August 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Love. Everything.

  68. haidee

    August 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  69. Jennifer

    August 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    She is so pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    https://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  70. Carina

    August 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    So sweet!!

  71. princessglee

    August 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Oh very pretty. This time the flip flops add a light casualness instead of detracting.

  72. Style Linguist

    August 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    There’s body language and their’s style language. She is demonstrating both marvelously. stylelanguage.wordpress.com

  73. carola

    August 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Favolosa! simply and chic ;)
    ciao!
    http://www.pursesinthekitchen.com

  74. MaricruzLA

    August 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I don’t know, but I found this photo very sweet!

    http://www.lam-style.blogspot.com

  75. Sophie Mhabille

    August 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I love the volume of her hair cut, and the print of her dress

  76. Perfumadelarosa

    August 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    This Dress needed a proper heels. Flip Flop is ruining the style. Domage, it would have been a good vintage poise.

  77. stephanie

    August 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    so pretty.. her confidence shines through

  78. berenger

    August 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I love this, she looks so sweet and natural and… happy. The flip-flops only add to that impression.

  79. Clare K

    August 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Her hair is great! 1940′s inspired perhaps, and the print on the dress adds a contempory edge. I love seeing a mix of eras like that!

    http://togsmustbeworn.wordpress.com

  80. Chahrazad

    August 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Nice pictures, it reminds me of the 70/80s. And love how she did her hair. <3

    x
    http://www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

  81. Martine

    August 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Great look! Its like an early sixties, but made modern by the shoes. love.

  82. cca.

    August 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Gorgeous! The hair is perfection

  83. BeeHiveGirl

    August 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    “Nice to meet you 2012… I’m visiting from 1954.”
    Very cool time warp.

  84. Mia

    August 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    She’s gorgeous, her facial expression is adorable and complex, the outdit is extraordinary, while relaxed, love the flip flops and the hair…
    Wow, one of the best if not the best of your photos! Anyway, it’s my favorite!

  85. Víctor

    August 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Black pride world wide.

  86. Mel

    August 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Love the print, agree that the shoes do the perfect job of dressing down a formal dress, and LOVE the hair.

  87. Jess

    August 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Rock the locs, sista!

  88. John

    August 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    She is amazingly bold and self-concious!
    I wonder whether she is not of a new generation of Black women braced to revisit their hairstyle in a very bold fashion, and thus is slowly departing from the one mostly seen in Europe (!) which – for a rationale that still escapes me – prefer to ape by doning … wigs!
    I hope this new generation would manage to stick to its new sense of style!
    NB: You really have an extraordinary keen eye for style, Scott!

  89. Cassidy Short

    August 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    How lovely is she!? Great photo!

    xoxo
    Cassidy

    http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/

  90. Isabel

    August 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Well she’s gorgeous.

  91. Jokey

    August 9, 2012 at 12:26 am

    На мой взгляд эти шлепанцы не совсем подходят к этому великолепному платью…

  92. It's the Drinks // N

    August 9, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Wow, I’m in love with this girl! Especially her hair … I love her hair :)!

    /N

  93. Dusty Petals

    August 9, 2012 at 3:33 am

    What a stunning timeless photo and look.
    http://dustypetals.blogspot.com.au/

  94. Haus of Dinma

    August 9, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I like her style. She’s pretty. I agree with those who say the flip flops spoiled the outfit. Flip flops should only be seen around pools and bathrooms.

    Dinma

  95. EVRYDAYPPL

    August 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Wow interested comments, even arguments oday lol. Its amazing what one photo can do . Im loving the dress and hair .Every woman needs a floral dress in their wardrobe as a summer staple .So easy to wear-even with Flip flops

  96. Susie

    August 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Gorgeous. And I can definitely say that the flip flops are necessary for walking around the city!

    Sea and Swank

  97. Michael Richards

    August 9, 2012 at 8:27 am

    WOW WOW WOW! This is one of the best images you’ve ever posted here. Just Amazing!

  98. mMore

    August 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    there is a sense of dignity in this pic…dont know…humbleness.
    ( you dont get this feeling often… i’m afraid…)

  99. Elaine

    August 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    This picture looks like it was taken in the 1950′s era, great shot!

  100. Teresa Dickson

    August 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I think this image is stunning – she looks carefree, quirky and cheeky all at the same time.

  101. Pamela

    August 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I might be wrong, but I imagine that none of those who were disappointed by the flip-flops were from DC, where “dignified” dresses with pretty flip-flops has been the norm for years. Several years ago, my Mom came to DC to visit me and said she was surprised to look around on the street and see that all the ladies were doing it; she thought it was just my sense of style when I came home to visit. I was surprised to find out from her that women weren’t doing it everywhere. Sometime later, when the Real Housewives of DC premiered, one reviewer wrote that the show’s lack of flip-flops was evidence that the women featured didn’t represent “real” DC housewives.

  102. Erica

    August 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    This is my dear pal, Jatovia! How wonderful to see her on my favorite photographer’s site! Kudos! You have captured an epic and stunning woman. As well as a staunch community activist and fellow photographer. It was also her birthday! I’m sure she told you.
    I would like to also add, she is even more thrilling in person! :)

  103. Johnny

    August 10, 2012 at 3:25 am

    What an intense look he has in his eyes!

  104. Maria Ana

    August 10, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I love her aura, she looks so serene! And her skin is gorgeous! It glows :)

    kiss
    maria ana
    http://www.thebeautylover.blogspot.com

  105. Isabelle

    August 10, 2012 at 6:40 am

    She’s beyond stunning! This is just perfect.

    Beautiful woman. Indeed.

  106. Jessica

    August 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Finally!

  107. Jessica

    August 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Flip flops are reality. Stop.

  108. Pégé Goienetxe

    August 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Aire de “Baltimore”, Nina Simone…

  109. Pokupky

    August 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    She is beautiful!Her cotton dress and her nice hair is so retro, natural and summer.
    Flip-flop do not spoil the impression.

  110. The Explorer

    August 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

  111. Dani

    August 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Great shot!!!
    The woman is very beautiful, and has beautiful arms, and sandals, and hair…

  112. C'est la Boom

    August 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I like her.

  113. LabellaLuxe Boutique

    August 11, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Love her fabulous style!

  114. Eat.Style.Play

    August 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    A few week ago i saw people gawk, and fawn over a woman with sneakers and a very pretty and fancy outfit, and everybody loved it haha, but she wear’s a very laid back flip flop that actually completes the outfit and looks very classic, and appropriate for NY and the heat and “it ruins” the look? Nope she is perfection.

  115. Marcy

    August 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    If you knew about Brooklyn, you would know there’s a huge African and Island influence, hence the sandals. Some of the comments on this page are ridiculous. Every time a person of color is featured on here, certain people always have something negative to say about their outfit like it’s not quite “correct.” Yet an Italian can wear some sneakers or sandals with a suit and it’s “edgy.” I’ve seen women with dresses on and Converse All Star shoes and nobody has a thing to say. Her style was perfect.

  116. Shug Avery

    August 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Be it retro or not, with or without the sandals this girl is simply gorgeous. I like the timeless vibe of this shot and I also like that she looks at ease in what she is wearing, she is natural and that’s what’s making her so stylish in my opinion.
    I’ll just add that my point of view must be biaised because this kind of outfit with these type of sandals is not unusual to me. Having lived for years in Africa, I could see women wear sandals with such a dress because heels there are not the best friends of women, but be it in Africa or Brooklyn I don’t care, for me this combo just work everywhere, the important thing is that you feel good in what you are wearing and this girl just does !

  117. Nigel

    August 15, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I was like beautiful when I saw the thumbnail. I quickly opened the image, and I was just loving the black and white feel of the image, but alas the flip flops stole the show. Black peep toe pumps would have completed this outfit quite well.

  118. Carolina I.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Love her hair. Love it! And her dress is great, very classy. Not so sure about the flipflops.
    Xx

  119. A.M.

    August 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    An incredible Texan giving New York a lesson in style! ;) She has flavor for days, and I love her footwear! Those beautiful feet have grace the soil of numerous countries. I love her confidence and elegance!

  120. Sartor Resartus

    September 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    A nice combination of mannered and naive. Very fresh.

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