A very fragrant lady. The block black, literally head to toe, adds a defining sense of drama to her edgy yet charming look. Plus those shoes are well cared for & lovingly shined which I feel is extremely important to complete any outfit, anytime anywhere.
Those are men’s shoes aren’t they? I must say I don’t think the London quirk is executed as well in this picture as by the young lady’s below. That red post box and how it contrasts with the all-black is the best part of this picture-and that’s not a compliment to the model.
paul smith patent brogues, last seasons womens. she has a nice look, more original than the model in the last post – seen today wearing the exact same outfit in the guardian supplement.this girl is a more natural representation.
I love the detail on her hooded jacket – if you look closely there are at least four hoods. Very subtle, yet perverse. I’m surprised no one else has commented on it yet. She looks like a cross between Margiela and the 1930s. Great look.
i love the shoes. but that’s pretty much it. the pairing of a hooded jacket with a skirt will always bother me. it’s just very hard to pull off. similarly, an all black palette is a set-up for failure.
I feel bad about the weather here, it is like the worse we’ve had for ages, it’s totally disgraceful. I always get the impression that your trips to London are quite underwhelming and almost disappointing, which is weird – I just don’t feel the same flair and excitement which you capture elsewhere – maybe you and London just don’t get on as well as you and New York, Paris, and Milan? It’s not like there’s an absence of style in London, blogs like Facehunter post several incredible looks each day from here..
The fashion does not blow me. She looks well put together, nothing stellar. Rather the juxtaposition of the colors in her outfit against the mail box is interesting. Her outfit is dominated by black with her lipstick providing the only remnant of red while the mail box is largely red with a small portion of black rounding out its base!
I dunno…a quirky observation. Not sure if that was what you hinted at in your title, but great attention to the surroundings!
I love the hair and I liked the smaller version of the picture. However, when I clicked on it and looked at the larger version, the proportions between the skirt and jacket seemed off. I think the skirt needs to be a tiny bit shorter or something.
Great shoes, great hood, great jacket. Why all the negative comments about her outfit? This girl is what I read this blog for, wearable, personal, street style, not trends and outfits worn to fashion show.
The hair and shoes are lovely but I am not liking the silhouette of the skirt, especially where it meets her legs. To me, it changes what could have been a unique and intriguing outfit into a blob of blackness.
Love the jacket and her pretty face, and she has found the perfect red for her lips. Not a big fan of the all black thing and no exceptions here. The shoes and sox with this outfit are unfortunate but I’d probably dig them with a pair of trousers. However, if she’s all about walking I ain’t mad at her for trying to be comfortable.
If she wore boots it would work better with that skirt.
All this said, I like that she’s got some kind of personal style.
I must say sart that I think your lack of london portraits is a little disappointing – I think London has the most diverse and eclectic sense of style and I’m sad you failed to capture that. You need to come back and I’ll show you where you need to go to capture the diversity!
I actually really love this. You see, I come from a chilly country and it’s been raining lately – I find myself appreciating my fitted black trench, even in summer (sadly). I just think that she’s so pretty – lovely hair, skin, red lips. Add the comfortable, cozy, constructed tops and skirt, and the shiny men’s shoes…and I think she’s utterly charming. I’ve always liked London fashion. There’s something in it that expresses what I personally enjoy about England, actually – something less relaxed and free than is the American style.
Love her style. Beautiful strong face in a beautiful strong silhouette. So awesome she’s wearing such angular shapes and pure black instead of the predictably bright colors in delicate shapes of springwear.
To all the folk above saying that this is too black for spring/emo etc please bear in mind it has been raining in London almost non-stop for 10 days and has varied from 9-15 degrees celsius…even fashionistas have to dress for the weather!! and the fact that Londoners still bother to be eccentric/witty/clever when dressing- when most would stay under the duvet-shows a very english combination of madness and stoicism and an appreciation for our grey skies