I personally would’ve done without the scarf; it covers up what looks like a very elegant neck. Also, I would have gone with slimmer boots to streamline the silhouette. As for the coat, I love the plaid and the deep red and green. In the holiday spirit, yet decidedly less kitschy than wearing a Rudolf sweater whose nose lights up red or another variation on the infamous teacher-sweater. I wonder: what is on her wrist and what does that grey dress look like? Her layers do a good job of making one want to see more.
to victoria-10:35 am—no scarf. r u kidding me, have you been outside lately? She’s smart wearing a scarf–not some slave to fashion. I think she looks charming. Love this type of style. She is my favorate all week.
perfect. the oversized details (pockets, scarf) are surprisingly not overwhelming. countered by the bit of leg she has, i think it makes up for the lack of neck. and the christmas trees, fantastic. this look is everything i wish for.
This shot made me think… I was going through some wonderful old sweaters that are no longer up to snuff– out of date or a little worn– AND… I may make some cowls out of the lower body sections! Recycle the old favorites in a new way.
Great coat and very festive with the trees as background!
She looks so adorable! I like the overall combination of colors she chose, it feels classic (the coat reminds me of the old flannel shirt I had in the early 90s) and new (the proportion of the coat to boots reminds me of Phillip Lim’s collection) at the same time. If I were to add anything it would be a red chapstick so it would make her beautiful face pop and stand out more.
I am attracted to her simple outfit, she looks so comfortable and warm. Her face is calm and elegant in an elf sort of fashion. I imagine her selling those trees in the back and I want to buy my tree from her!
Her outfit looks almost perfect for this pic. It looks really comfortable and warm. I kinda think the hose and boots are too delicate for this scene though. Id go for a cottony charcoal legging and a tan work boot instead. I feel badly for all the trees :(
Not especially of the moment, but also it is of the moment, with her unique mix of lengths, and scarf draping. Reminds me of the woman with the hoodie and scarf and army green pants a couple of weeks ago who was not especially trendy but looked great due to the the sum of the parts. I try to go for this daily in my dressing, and i notice it in others too.
anonymous 11:16 I wasn’t suggesting that she go without a scarf- just a less bulky, more streamlined one. This scarf looks warm, but I’m sure I could find one just as warm without all the superfluous material. One could argue that this extra material on the scarf makes it more unique and gives her edge, but I find it distracting and, in fact, impractical; I believe in function as much as form in fashion.
This shot, and the one of Mory below, are just simply phenomenal seasonal shots. Love them both! The weather here in Chicago today is, unfortunately, far worse than NY. Everything’s coated with a sheet of ice, but these pictures make me warm.
While this page was loading and all I saw was the Christmas lights in the upper-left corner, I could already tell I was going to adore this photo.
And since this photo is so festive and wonderful, it reminded me to thank you once again, Mr. Shurman, for the delectable style you capture on film that really inspires me, and not just in dress either :)
This photo made me feel that I could smell Christmas in the air – must be those pine trees in the background. Very nostalgic as I am an English woman living in Australia and Christmas here is hot! I have to look at your July/August posts for style inspiration.
That picture has a very distinctive, twofold effect on me: it reminds me of the absolute necessity to enjoy every single moment before, during and after christmas, not in its loud, blaring, glittering ways, but in its more quiet accents. And secondly, there is so much more to style than brands, names and le dernier cri: it is inside of you (and me). Oh, beautiful world!
@ victoria: i find scarves like that much more practical in this weather. i can adjust the shape according to wind chill, pull it higher outside or on a windier street or scrunch it lower when inside. piling it up on your neck makes such a difference and keeps you so much warmer.
i think the look is streamlined enough. she pulled her hair back tight so that it would not distract from the bulk of her jacket and scarf. the only thing that makes this outfit seem less streamlined are the boots but i don’t mind those either. i’d actually like to see the back of this jacket to tell the dimensions/volume better. i think this full on frontal shot is not doing it as much justice as it deserves.
Her legs do not look short. It just looks as if she’s capable of walking more than a block. Is it just me, or is it bizarre that people think a person looks ill-proportioned if she’s not wearing heels?
Sarto: this photo is perfect! Was she really hanging around the Christmas trees looking perfectly Christmassy and colour co-ordinated or did you put her there? I love her bracelet peeking out and her fabulous coat against monochrome accessories. Thanks Sarto. :)
I love the scarf! I am inspired! I saw the photo and went straight to my knitting drawer with high hopes that I had something on had that might possibly work to create its likeness. I’m nearly finished; I only hope that I can pull it off half as well as she does.
Lovely, except for the too big boots. I suppose because her legs are slender, it can’t be helped. Love the colors, shape and texture of the cowl/coat combination. As a knitter, I love the cowl. Going to make one right now!
even though other people don’t seem to like it…. I think the thick cowl really makes this outfit pop because of its blue color. her whole outfit is beautiful, festive, colorful but clean and fashionable. her face looks quietly proud and kind :)