Sunday, November 4, 2007

On the Street….Hands, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Like if Aitor Throup replaced his facination in grey hoolgianism with vibrant femininity. Love it.

  2. Lucy

    November 4, 2007 at 11:31 am

    loving those violet legs and shoes (and hint of blouse too)

  3. Jesus

    November 4, 2007 at 11:42 am

    I think everything about this look is perfect! I really love the jolts of color.

  4. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Wow. I kinda love her!

  5. sarina

    November 4, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    I really had to blink my eyes twice before I believed them. Hmmm…interesting…don’t know what else to say. (But actually love the colour of her thights).

  6. frau mo

    November 4, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    fabulous tights!
    the handbag is a little too much, though…
    she already has a stunning ensemble with this jacket.

  7. sarina

    November 4, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    I had to blink my eyes twice before I believed them! …Interesting…don’t know what else to say. I love the colour of her thights though.

  8. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    I like her bag and her tights. She looks so happy, too.

  9. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    i’m just shocked that someone actually purchased this item! i admired the look on the runway, but it takes guts to take it to the street! i don’t love it, but i salute her.

  10. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    This is just too much.Don´t like her outfit at all.Bad taste.Where on earth did you find her? Does she really like the outfit herself? She looks so sensible that it´s hard to believe she´d actually chosen something like this to wear deliberately.

  11. coco ramone

    November 4, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    wow this jacket! love it

  12. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    k, i am ALL FOR creativity and double-take fashion, but extra body parts, particularly hands creeping up toward her neck.. well i just don’t know. i appreciate the whimsy, and she clearly has taste. her skirt is really fab, and her color choices are stellar. she really is cute as a button. but does she stick her hands in when they get cold?? how odd would it be to notice someone next to you with an odd stance, only to see her remove her hands and her gloves stay put? call it a bad case of static cling. mr. sart, you truly are blessed that all your hard work pays off so readily.

  13. Carolina Lange

    November 4, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Very interesting!

  14. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    hahaha, that’s stylish AND scary….

  15. julie

    November 4, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    the hands are interesting, but what impresses me most is the brilliant matching of purple tights to purple shoes.

  16. Fruchtzwerg

    November 4, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    awesome picture! She’s rocking the purple tights and the hands are confusing but funny

  17. Jen

    November 4, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    very unique. i would’ve missed it if i hadn’t clicked on the photo for an enlargement.

  18. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Great! Love the hem of the skirt and the haircut. Apart from the jacket, and the great shoes.
    Her humorous, whimsical expression reminds me of Audrey Tatou in Amelie.

  19. enc

    November 4, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    It took me awhile to notice the hands; they’re great, but they are trumped by the purple leg/footwear and neckline thingy, and the yellow bag.

    I love that Sassoon-y ‘do.

  20. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    that is THE most amazing thing i have ever seen. this woman is my style icon. i am floored.

  21. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    Creepy. I don’t like it. I’m also not sure about the purple tights.

  22. L

    November 4, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    this must be the new alternative for straight-jackets hahahah.


  23. Nanashi

    November 4, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    I forgot whose design that jacket was, but I don’t think this looks flattering, it is somewhat unsettling, maybe she is going for that effect, and if that is the case she succeeded.

  24. Deanna

    November 4, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Those hands creep me out. Also, in addition to being ‘weird’ and disembodied-like, they detract from what would otherwise be a flattering jacket. Too ‘gizmo’-y, for me, i guess.

    The rest of the outfit is great – love the shoes and tights with the charcoal!

  25. AnonymousJK

    November 4, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Give the girl a hand for this totally original outfit!

  26. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    I think this was ‘look of the day’ on and it’s obviously why….such a gorgeous coat combined in the best way

  27. FOUNDfashion

    November 4, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    I love it! I think Galliano did hands on dresses recently but it reminds me of the movie “The Women.” In the fashion show segment there is a coat with a “hand” closure and when the coat is taken off it reveals a dress covered in hand prints. Adrian was a genius!

  28. rena phuah

    November 4, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    it’s a Comme Des Garcons!

  29. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    I also think the hands are creepy BUT I applaud her for taking such a risk. It takes a lot of guts, and she obviously has them (note the bold bowl haircut.)

    Its interesting that she is on the one hand elegant and well tailored, and on the other hand throwing in elements that are, in my opinion, hugely unflattering. She must have her own vision. I’d be curious to hear if she thinks its flattering or if she just doesn’t care.

    I LOVE the colors she chose to go w/navy. I think the purple is the perfect compliment, but I also like that she threw in an extra color w/the yellow bag.

  30. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    Ooh funky! I love it and her bemused expression.

    You haters are so boring! When fashion is a little unnerving, it becomes fascinating and the wearer becomes an artist.

    It must be comme de garcons, right?

  31. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    the coat is very theatrical but it all works!

  32. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    at first her top freaked me out. I was confused. I thought she had 4 hands. But after looking at it more in-depth, it looked preety cool.

  33. Dorothy

    November 4, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Fashion is not always about wearing things for that sole reason that they are “flattering”. Sometimes, one would rather look interesting and provocative rather than simply chic. I applaud her for pulling off something so daring while still looking sharp at the same time. I mean, those colors, that tailoring! It’s an amazing outfit.

  34. fawn

    November 4, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    I love seeing people wearing comme on the street…!

    and, I didn’t realize when I saw the runway photos on, but the hands act as fastenings, don’t they? rei k ftw!

  35. pretty kitty publishing

    November 4, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    AH! Happy Halloween! Hands indeed.

  36. Monica

    November 4, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    very creepy jacket… perhaps she wore this for Halloween?

  37. Mrs Smith

    November 4, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Yes – Comme de garcons… she looks FAB.

  38. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    That hands thing is a nice throwback to David Bowie’s performance of Space Oddity on Midnight Special. I adore the grey straps/purple legs. She looks amazing and is styled perfectly for her looks.

  39. Brian

    November 4, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    the splashes of color with her purple shoes and tights, and bright yellow bag really make the outfit go BAM.

  40. amed studio

    November 4, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Here’s something I puzzled over about this look (aside from where on earth would an adult woman find violet tights and matching mary-janes?) and I’m curious how women feel about the socio-political import: those applique’s on the jacket are not women’s hands (or even women’s gloves)!

    I suppose I’m just an obsolete deconstructionist looking for ‘meaning’ in everything, but the choice to represent men’s hands on the woman’s body rather than women’s had to be made at some point by someone in the atelier. On what basis was that decision made? What does the choice say about the designer and about the wearer?

    The jacket harkens, of course, the whimsical surrealism of Schiaparelli, but I have no doubt that such the conceptual applique’s executed by Schiaparelli would have used women’s hands, perhaps even with a gaudy paste ring or bangle to emphasize the femininity, and definitely would have been pattern matched with the stripe applied vertically to the hands.

  41. edohnyc

    November 4, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Commes indeed! Wow… I seen this at L’ecleur (sp?) and couldn’t get enough of it. Never in a million years did I think someone would wear it in the street. And to do so in a way where the hands are NOT the most attention grabbing element of the look! More vision than I had staring at the piece through a window in the Marais…kudos! Really well put together…great balance. And in my opinion that skirt is the real star!

  42. Waverly

    November 5, 2007 at 12:07 am

    her all-over purple legs look amazing!

  43. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 3:15 am

    But this is an olf photo, I have already seen it in another blog!

  44. LRG

    November 5, 2007 at 7:18 am

    nice colors

  45. mizael

    November 5, 2007 at 10:39 am

    I love how her skirt flows.

  46. msciorti

    November 5, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    i really like those pink shoes, but something about this picture is creepy. perhaps the pair of gloves oddly embracing this jacket? yeah, i’m gonna say that’s what it is.

  47. cigalechanta

    November 5, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    LOL! She’s having fun with fashion!

  48. Roseann

    November 5, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Somebody call Dali — Fantastically skookum ensemble. I think I’m going to try and re-create this with fuschia elbow length leather gloves and perhaps have them meet or cross at the back. Is that crazy?

  49. urbnstyle

    November 6, 2007 at 9:17 am

    nice colour combination, and the gloves?! original :)

  50. space_jazz

    November 7, 2007 at 2:43 am

    she obviously put a lot of thought into matching the dinosaur purple
    i like her dorothy hamill-esque haircut. not the most flaterring but she pulls it off somehow.
    i’m not crazy about the mustard purse with the rest of her look. The short straps look awkward and uncomfortable while the dangly, hanging bits are distracting and detract from the attention-grabbing effect of the retro purple.
    over all she kept things pretty simple, otherwise this would have been over the top. ( i think camille bidault waddignton wore this Comme jacket best).
    this woman looks as though she’s having fun with her fashion choices, which in the end really is the most important thing.

  51. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 6:52 am

    I dont like the jacket… sculptural objects on your day wear is a bit tacky. Everything else is beautiful.

  52. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Her look is bold but ultimately tiresome.

    By the end of the day I’m sure you’d want to say to her: Joke’s over…now please go home & change.

  53. Becca the Promo Mami

    November 9, 2007 at 12:34 am

    oh jeeeez :: fall 2007 comme des garcons ready-to-wear

    on the streets of paris :: somehow i think “ready-to-wear” was taken a bit literally with the appliqued padded hands

    gotta love it :: to each his/her own

  54. The visual escapist

    November 10, 2007 at 7:10 am

    I am not too crazy about the hands, but they show off a sense of fun and dearing that I admire anyway. Her hair cut, her bold colour combo and great charm really draws me to the picture. It is great to see real people who look this fascinating and stylish. Too me, this is much more exciting than the all star type looks above.

  55. dilettante

    November 18, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Definitely deserving of a double-take (oh la la, alliteration). I must say, this outfit cannot but garner attention–the striking fluorescent lavender complementing the equally bright yellow bag; the full, asymmetrical, skirt that crescendos from her waist; and not to mention those eye-catching hands embracing her. Not for the weak of heart, for sure.

  56. julian

    January 18, 2013 at 4:20 am

    God no !

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