These girls are a study in contrasts. Everything from the placement of the color, to the choice of shoe to the hairstyles … even the body language is so different. The woman in yellow looks like she’d lead her freind astray. She’s a bad girl, in a good way.
I like this a lot. I love the colors, the hair, and the glasses. One thing I noticed is that there are always a lot of people smoking in your photos. I know lots of people point that out, but I finally realized why there are so many. They’re the ones using their break to smoke a cig, therefore they’re just standing there, and nothing’s better for someone that takes pictures on the street, than an unsuspecting “victim” just standing there enjoying a smoke. Right Sart?
I love this because normally I can look at a shot and have a fairly good idea whether it was taken in, say, New York or Paris, but this could easily be girls here in Portland, OR where I live. I suppose hipster is an international language. Love the outfits, and that such a colorful pair is framed against an almost canvas-like building.
i’m not crazy about either outfit (especially the one on the right) but: i love the colours on the right; i love individual elements of the one on the left – the shoes, the jacket, her hair and her glasses (she’s adorable) is it just me or does the fur collar on her beautiful jacket make her look like she’s got bad posture though? she appears to be hunching her shoulders slightly in a way that affects the coy, fragile feminine pose often seen in the pigeon-toed stance a lot of young women seem to choose to present themselves in photos.
The photograph itself is very nice, but the 2 woman are not so impressive. I think the outfits look so trendy and similar that there is a severe lack of personal expression in each. It is in subjects that have a unique, trend-less idea of fit, color, textures…etc… that I think makes something stylish or inspirational.
Thats why Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons….tights, scarfs, warm jackets, furry accessories (fake or real) … And luckily there are some people that bring brightness into this (grey) time of the year… As for the ‘sloppy’ comments ; they are young, so they are forgiven ;-)
PANDORA! The Beauty in the Mustard Yellow skirt, has her own blog. I think she looks confident in her personal style. I am a fan of her blog, she puts alot of work into it. I even added a link to her blog from my own blog.
I really doubt that those glasses serve a function relating to any kind of vision problem. The glasses thing is annoying; it is just a device hipsters use to make themselves appear unique and interesting, which is problematic since I cannot go a day walking through Toronto without seeing a handful of girls trying way too hard to look cute and coy. Soon people are going to be wearing fake braces and we will be expected to find this endearing.
both have perfect shoes. the shoes are what make their look work.
and maybe they don’t look flawless, but really, does anyone? it’s the ability to turn imperfections into part of the look which makes an outfit unique and memorable. i think both of them look very cute, especially together!
Re Anon comment 6:42. I am a wearer of large glasses that are prescription and so I agree with Anon 6:42 to an extent (although I find the pseudo-pretentious tone of his/her presumption annoying) about the wearing of non-prescription glasses because they are ‘trendy’. In fact, in my opinion, wearing non-prescription glasses because they are trendy doesn’t make you trendy, or a hipster at all. It just makes you fad-wary (and weary).
I failed to notice anyone in Paris recently wearing ‘fake’ glasses (one month later, when I was in NYC, that was another story) and anyone from anywhere, even Toronto, should know that Parisians just do it better. She could get away with murder, quite stylishly. They’re both perfect/awesome/fabulous.
I've commented about louise on other blogs & I never tire of praising her – her glasses, her style, her presence project something really beautiful & I can see why everyone wants to photograph her. I am very surprised to see this many critical comments about her here. I still remember the other pictures of her that have appeared on this blog & the one that appeared at the danziger projects exhibit – the girl stands out & you remember her.
This photograph is what is going on here; the lines, the oscillating contrast, the focal point blending in with the depth of field… simply unreal. This is a product of day in day out dedication to your passion. Bravo!
i absolutely n totally LOVE the silhouettes!!! and the the bing-bang-boom pop colors..are totally yummiiee!:):) this is so a look i would love to carry! a tad shabby .but its the whole look the whole pop-ish thing !! in a totally different style n silhouette this time
I love this photo because it reminds me of how me and my friends dress (I am an 18 year old girl). It might be labelled ‘hipster’ or ‘sloppy’ but it’s an expression of identity (both group and personal) and I can relate, especially to how their style complements each other. I don’t have the money to dress how many of the people on your amazing blog does Sart, but I love having fun with clothes and colour.
They remind me of The Odd Couple. Felix in the black with the snap of saffron and Oscar who looks, well, like a basket of laundry – clothes you might wash together but perhaps not actually wear together.
You go, Sart! Might I add, even if she didn’t need the glasses, they look awesome on her so who cares? One could argue that we do not need half of the things we put on our bodies daily, but is that really relevant? More importantly I’d like to know if these two knew exactly how cool they’d look standing together, or if they didn’t even notice at all…since it’s Paris, I am of course assuming the latter.
I somehow don’t disagree with the comment on the glasses-sorry. When you were bullied at school for wearing massive specs (“welcome to the dollhouse” is a good illustration) you tend to wear contacts and occasionally glasses. I get annoyed when being ask if my glasses are “for real”?! Anyway. she might need them and she does look great.
I like the outfit on the left – I think it's pulled together yet hip. Unfortunately, I think that the girl on the right just looks messy – nothing really seems to fit that well & as far as I'm concerned, fit is the key to it all.
This comment is not specifically in regards to the photo, but about the subject of glasses.
I have to agree with who ever it was that said the glasses thing is annoying. I love fashion but there is something contrived a bit about glasses, no? Sure they are cute, but when people wear them without prescription it’s a bit… trying.
By the way, to call a fellow reader’s comment stupid is stupid in itself.
With the two girls together and in the context of a photograph, I see elements of young, fun, hipster style. As a practical outfit though, I think these looks are a bit over the top. The fur collar and the three belts… The hot pink leggings, green cardigan and the purple bag… Too much I think.
I don’t know how Louise’s look could be called sloppy or student-ish. Way too well put together, and there’s no way you could navigate campus in heels that high.
Anon 6:42, fake braces are huge in Thailand, usually in really bright colours. Check out the covers of any of the teen magazines. They look adorable, and it’s just an accessory, like a belt or bracelet.
how right jay-cat to say that you could play with colours if you do not have that much money to dress.
I teach in an art school and all my students dress like that! some more interestingly so than others. they are just youngsters having fun and being who they are, i wouldn’t want to be a party pooper to give them a fine for not being elegant? classy? unique? whatever…
I don’t think that this look is anything unique or special but that’s not to say that they don’t look good. In regards to someone calling the fake glasses ‘trying’, what about wearing a belt when one doesn’t need one to hold pants up? fashion isn’t about necessity.
The girl on the right has undeservedly received too many negative comments. The color combination she pulls of is brilliant and shows a color sensibility that not everyone possesses. The slouchy cardigan and her posture also work to create an interesting silhouette. + I really like the combination of pink with worn brown leather.
I don’t think the ‘mustard yellow/charcoal grey’ combo will ever get old for me, especially when incorporated into such a gorgeous and cosy-looking ensemble as the girl on the left sports. I think I’m also in love with the fur collar, and brass buttons on the sleeves.
The girl on the right’s outfit is a bit too much of a colour mishmash for my personal taste, but she pulls it off nicely. Also, her scruffy topknot is cute.
I think the shoes on the left are replicas of the Dior Extreme gladiators (SATC movie ones), maybe from Asos or Topshop, i don’t know. Someone asked what does Louise do for a living: she is an art student and a DJ (exciting, right?).
As representations of what is really popular in terms of youth dressing (all over the world apparently) they are an interesting duo. Each girl has taken the so-called ‘hipster’ uniform look and made it her own (for better or worse). In my opinion, Louise (on the left)looks stylish and fascinating as usual, her friend (on the right) is not quite as interesting or put together. One has taken the look, made it her own and really developed it into something very sophisticated using inexpensive elements. The other has taken a similar look, similar elements but doesn’t have quite the same finesse with her whole look. But what is the most striking to me about this photograph is how well done it is as a visual composition, how lovely the jewel colors are together and how they stand out against the neutral backdrop. It is also so cool that it could be almost anywhere in the world. I love that you are taking a picture of a look that is so popular and common these days and elevating it with your photography. It is also refreshing to have accessible youth fashion represented next to all the ‘editor chic.’
I canÂ´t find the orignal message from anon 6:42 but would like to add a comment re the glasses. They look great and does it really matter if they are needed or not – itÂ´s fashion we are talking about. Glasses are a great accessory and they are placed right in the face which means you can enhance your look and personal style greatly with a cool frame. Glasses have become more fashion then ever the last couple of years and the number of people wearing them only for fashion purposes have increased massively. Check out my blog if you donÂ´t believe me – glasĂ¶gonormen means four eyes or “specs snake” in swedish:-)
I don't think that all the intense colors the woman on the right is wearing work here at all. it would have worked a bit better if she just left it at the pink leggings and used more muted colors elsewhere.
The one on the left has it much more together, in my opinion.
Oh I love Jules from London comment! The kingfisher and the bee. Yes indeed. They both look great in their own way. In fact they are obviously dressed somewhat alike, but each one makes the look so much her own, that it actually enhances their personality and originality. Both very lovely women in their own way and in their own skin.