Liking the leftmost boy's look in general, and especially his boots. I've never been a fan of bags like the Louis Vuitton the other boy is holding, neither for men nor for women, but at this point I have to hope he's holding it for one of the girls. If it's his it really ruins his look for me. Also, I quite like the center girl's look, except for the heels. Though I suppose she pulls them off in a way, I've just never found them very comfortable or practical for everyday wear. But they're certainly a happy looking bunch.
Hi! I've been following your blog for quite some time so naturally I just had to get a copy of your book! It arrived last night via mail and I was mezmerised by it for the rest of the night… and it continued today.
The pictures are, if possible, even more incredible in print. I especially enjoyed the man with the drug dealer's suit and the swedish guy with the lab coat. Oh and the colors on p.105 are so beautiful! I'd love to do a painting on that one… In fact I'd love to make illustrations of them all!! I'll link them to you if I ever get around to publishing any :)
Thanks again so much for being such an inspiration! xoxox, maria
they look so happy! great pic but i do wonder about children that grow up too fast. all they're missing is blackberries, ciggarettes and personal assistants and they could be on their way to a press conference.
still can't get behind tights/kneehighs/socks with open toed shoes. it's like socks and sandals no matter how nice the shoes are.
The ballast of the LV bag, heavy, giving weight. The lift of the ankle boot arced perfectly to extend the line of the leg off into the future… The closed mouth smile on the central man, the open mouth smile on the belted woman. The touching knees of the central woman
if I were to desire to win the America's Cup – I couldn't think of a more powerful way to design my ship, than to have these four as crew.
Hope my kids are this happy, even if not this fashionable in their teens… Its just enough trend with classic to work and likely a good mix of high/low. Or just affluent parents, but don't begrudge their opportunities…
"there's not a hint of teen experimentation and rebelliousness in this pic, n'est-ce pas?"
i wholeheartedly disagree. what i love about this photo is that they are dressed very well but they are able to retain their youthful vigour and carefree ways. the boy on the left with the wristband and funky graphic tee. the girl wearing leggings with her turquoise heels. and the other girl wearing knee-highs with ankle boots. who but the young would dare dress like that? i think it just seems strange to north americans because our kids don't dress nearly as well…heck even the adults here can't put together a coherent outfit quite as nicely and effortlessly. but this is how a lot of the youth dress in paris…my cousins are from paris and yup, this reminded me of them.
Blogger Jordan-na said…
"It's a great pic, but also makes me a bit sad. Do kids get to be kids anymore?"
how are they not being kids? look at that girl with the open-mouthed smile and kicking her left leg up. or the way they're being all snuggly with each other and generally having a great time with their pals. they are playful and happy and smiling…they just happen to dress well compared to north american kids. i bet they are every bit as immature and inexperienced though! (in a good way:))
Great great photo, these kids look awesome! And it seems that they are not really kids, more like young men and women. capt.charly is 21, his profile says, and he says he is the kid on the left. capt.charly – you and your friends are stylish people.
I'm intrigued by these black tights and contrasting open toe heels-I only wish I could fully see the rest of her outfit! Both of the girls are adorable, needless to say, and the two fellows may be their best accessories. You are the company you keep!
These children are a nice change-of-pace on this website. They look trilled to be infront of the camera-unike the fashion editors and execs. I've always felt the best asset to any outfit is the persona that comes with it-and of course your smile. These kids hit the nail on the head! Very inspiring : )
i love the outfit on the girl on the right, but i just found this shot of her taken in the same outfit, and it just lost all of its luster. i love this pic bc it is young and full of life — yet the other image is too model-y and uppity for my tastes, not Parisian at all!
Anonymous Edgar C – I couldn't agree more. I don't see these kids as priviledged or "growing up too fast". They dress differently from American kids yes but they look young and happy and I see absolutely nothing wrong with here.
these kids are so chic and so, so, different to any teens you will find in Australia. I'm kind of glad though, wearing the heels during the day before I left school would have been such a killer. Love this pic though!
this is the energy conveyed in the photo (to me): you wanted to take a photo of the central girl with the blue shoes. you motioned that her friend (the girl) could also be in the picture. The two guys also take this as an invitation and the three of them rush into the picture as you're about to take the shot. hahaha.
Anon 4:40: you are so right. The other photo to me looks too Lolita/hooker-style, whereas here she looks fun and innocent, a girl any mom would be proud of. It's nice to see kids put thought and care into how they look. Not the baggy T-shirt/jeans uniform. I grew up in the Midwest and now live in France, and I enjoy the way more kids here play with fashion. Of course, when you have youth, you can make anything look good. The pictures of older people are more interesting style-wise because the individuals aren't model-gorgeous yet look great. That is what we mortals aspire to.
Too young for Vuitton logo, I think- it seems matronly, and while I like the blue shoes, the girl in them looks like she's trying on her mother's clothes-perhaps she's not fully comfortable in her skin to pull off such a style, whereas her friend, kicking up her leg in worn boots, looks ready for Teen Vogue or Seventeen. Happy, original, and confident.
Oh I love this picture! It could be an ad for something! They look so happy and carefree! I love the energy in this picture, they look like they have a lot of fun, and nothing to worry about! The way life should be! :)
This is nothing! I went to Paris this past April and I saw two little girls… maybe around 10-12 years,… and they were little fashionistas … i clearly remember their lovely thigh high boots … they just mesmerized me… they didn't look like "mini adults" they looked their age but simply dresses very good :)
and yes… I love love love the girl on left with the knee high tights :)
I just love the photographs of friends you have been doing a lot lately. I find it more inspiring than pictures of single people, especially when the group is like this, an eclectic group of personal style.
I love the fun fashion fusion look especially with the girls footwear/legwear where anything goes. The aqua shoes look so difficult to walk in though. Hope there are some ballerinas in that bag. Could only be in Paris. Lovely photo!
I could only wish my friends were this fashionable. This makes me want to go shopping for new clothes, I NEED them! And the girl on the right. I LOVE what she is wearing. Oh they're all so cute. I think it's time to go thrift shopping!!