The image does it for me. The visual elements (color, composition, light, mood) are working together. Nice. I like both of these two women style. I do one when feeling girly and the other one when feeling boyish.
The woman on the right completely overshadows her friend on the left. She looks awesome. That coat is just beautiful, I particularly like how massive it without being sloppy.And of course those boots, women in nice flat, almost manly boots-whew!!
They are lovely. They look pulled together, but relaxed and comfortable. Their positioning is interesting, too. The woman on the right is eclipsing the one on the right. I wonder what their relationship is.
Oh wow – great photo! They’re beautiful. All those browns, the textures – stunning. It’s like Winter fashion on a large scale. Not large as in size, rather large or bold, or grand, in proportions and it all works beautifully.
I think this is the perfect expression for both of them on keeping your sense of style while keeping your sense of reality on how cold New York days can be. The city often presents a challenge on how to keep your imagination going on such dramatic weather changes that we have been going through lately…Bravo to them!
What a delightful photo! Not to get too soppy, but it makes the argument that the best accessory is a dear friend who makes you smile!
I’m totally coveting the coat on the right. The fabric is most excellent. And I love these new fuller volume coats –they’re so much more cozy and practical than something super- fitted. They can also give one some real “presence” –as is the case here.
we’re all just so happy to finally be able to bust out our stylish winter wear aren’t we? i like how the brown bag looks like it could be hanging off a hook inside the coat sleeve. or maybe like that big sleeve is actually a fashion vacuum cleaner that scoops up cool things from off the street, or from the occasional store display. :)
Hmm. I’m not an expert on “proportions,” so let me ask the follwoing: is the bag the best size that it could be? Naturally, the answer is subjective. I just feel like the bag should either be way bigger to go along with the large proportion of everything else, or do you think the bag should be petite in order to “balance” the other articles?
Ahhh, but I do love what both of the womyn have done with black and tones of brown. I work in a clothing store, and I always get these weird womyn who say that it is taboo to wear black and brown together–oh, please!
I must must must know where the lovely lady on the right got her coat. Whose is it??? I’m all about cozy, comfortable looks for this winter – I want to finally fuse fashion and function because I’m sick of freezing while walking down the wind tunnel that is Broadway!
I covet the orange hat/dark hair combo, not to mention the huge, puffsleeve coat, and the same person’s scarf… hell and the rest of it too. Her friend, however, is totally working the taupe/black combo. She even has a little black peeking out of her coat sleeve. Love it!
I like their grown up version of a BFF look. I especially like the one womanâ€™s black ankle boots. The thing that amazed me about NY are peopleâ€™s different tolerances for the cold. The man underneath looks completely bundled up, while these ladies layer on top and have â€śbareâ€ť legs.
re: tolerance to cold, I often find that if my upper half is thoroughly warm, I can tolerate pretty much anything NYC can throw at me. This includes bare legs and stepping into snowbanks in stiletto sandals!
I, too, covet her coat. Have we mentioned how beautiful her scarf is, yet? What a perfect colour!
I will go with woman on the left look, more simple and refined. the rightie is just too busy, like almost swallowed by the scarf/dress(?) and the coat? The boots are definitely to big even if it’s the bikers style. Is grunge back?
Magnificent photo Sart. Everything is in harmony but those horrendous boots, They are bulky and just not “it”. Perhaps Ok to walk around in the deep snow or mud at the ranch, but NOT to be worn in a lovely winter day in Manhattan!!!!
Pretty faces in the sidewalks of Manhattan… I read the girl on the right is somehow wining in popularity. I have to say that her covered up partner is so much more elegant. To begin with she is not showing of her bag like a flag, so out! In the enlargement you can totally appreciate her aristocratic (dare to say Brazilian) smile along with her adorable lace up booties, I wish girl on the right would move her thick leg out of the way to take a full look of her.
Oh my goodness, I just bought a scarf exactly like that two weeks ago. Very thin wool, like linen, I had to get it. These girls are definitely New York, I like how they take these drapy shapes and make them kinda chic (i.e the nice Parka). Boho with money (but not in the Mary-Kate kinda way)
the above comment stole the comment out of my keys, except in a touch more pleasant wording. boho is lazy look, no matter the price of the garments involved. the lady on the left cuts a much more refined figure, albeit in a much quieter manner. please, please – let the tights tucked into cowgirl look go
After having read all the comments,I totally agree, I love Karla Martinez’s understatet elegance. The best is her smile!! And I love the combination of the very simple parka plus the elegant dress. I’d love to know though, where can I get such a lovely pashmina scarf?
The lady on the right hasn’t really layered anything. She probably has simple black top over black tights. But since her huge scarf covers it all it looks as if she has multi layers. Nice idea, great combination.
Personally I hate the bag, that texture in leather drives me crazy.
Nobody paid any attention to the lady on the left, but her shoes are (if I’m not mistaken) YSL oxford shoes. Nice posture. They’re both very schick bohemians. Love it.
right has understood contemporary human concerns& left understands right. Right’s coat is like armour. Bag slung, hand hidden. The coat reminds me of rusted iron. The visor/snood/hat is an excellent colour. Her scarf forms interesting shapes like a soft blouse. “Knight protects damsel”. Right’s hand hugs left’s shoulder and left’s feet are obscured by right’s large imposing boot. Left’s smile and left’s fur and left’s beautiful byzantine beads. Essentially autumnal.
THAT COAT! that must have been one in a million, i doubt i’d ever find anything similar to that. with regards to the boots, my initial thought was Frye Campus, then La Redoute, then hand made from an old Italian cobbler!
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