Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On the Street….Left Bank, Paris


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  1. The Photodiarist

    October 13, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I like that scarf that she is carrying. Love stripes!

  2. StyleSpy

    October 13, 2009 at 9:42 am

    The dirndl that ate Paris!


  3. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    October 13, 2009 at 9:43 am

    That is beautiful. Beautiful style and photograph as usual.

  4. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 9:44 am

    like the top and her leggens

  5. The Khaki Crusader

    October 13, 2009 at 9:51 am

    she's beautiful. not crazy about the pairing

  6. Jacqueline

    October 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Love the top half!


  7. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Ah les shoes divines !!! la couleur, la forme ! Sunny

  8. Style Scanner

    October 13, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Playing with plaid, very Little House on The Prairie.

  9. Phoebe Rose

    October 13, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I love the plaid skirt. She looks amazing, bring on the longer hemline!


  10. Mz. Spider

    October 13, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Her casual beauty carries this outfit well. I love it.

  11. Michelle J Flynn

    October 13, 2009 at 10:06 am

    this once again proves that so much more can be pulled off to look good on a slim, beautiful person.

  12. Fermina M

    October 13, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Judging by her look of confidence (which I like I lot), you'd think she'd be wearing something classy. Can't stand that look which screams lazy to me as nothing goes with anything. The skirt makes hes hips large whereas I'm sure it's because of the shape.

  13. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I love this– so relaxed and old school.

  14. Coco

    October 13, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I love this shot, love the outfit, love the girl, love that she's stopping traffic!

    Love it!

  15. Zakuro Yugo

    October 13, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Soft and Tender.

  16. mendozy

    October 13, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Oh! Her scarf! Just beautiful. I knit myself (you admired my scarf at the signing in Dublin – didn't tell you I'd made it myself, too shy!), would love to do something like this, it's very clever. Who said blue and green should never be seen? And I love the way it picks up the green in her blazer and the tiny bit of blue in the plaid on her skirt. Rockin.

  17. its sophisticated

    October 13, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I love that elegant hippie style


  18. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Totally agree w/Fermina M (10:12), the look is lazy and frumpy. the skirt makes her hips look un-naturally wide. its cool to be a big girl but she obviously is not. this look isn't doing it for me

  19. Anneliese

    October 13, 2009 at 10:36 am

    so beautiful and lovely!

  20. Suzanne

    October 13, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I couldnt learn a word in french if this was my french teacher, mon amoourrr oui!!

  21. SummerTeeth

    October 13, 2009 at 10:38 am

    so anachronistic and yet… it looks like it fits. could you imagine this looking this perfect in new york? i couldn't. only in europe.

  22. Nastya (Russia)

    October 13, 2009 at 10:39 am

    She looks just like Kelly from Beverly-Hills 90210! ;)

  23. jeffrey.j.schneider@gmail.com

    October 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Modern, sexy on the top…

    Amish on the bottom!

  24. manuel

    October 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

    where is it coming? it may be a nun

  25. Soren Lorensen

    October 13, 2009 at 10:46 am

    wonderful sense of personal style

  26. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 10:50 am

    The skirt is frumpy and more suited for an old matron whose had a couple o' kids and let herself go.

  27. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 11:01 am

    And if Rhea Perlam was wearing this?

  28. aTreasuryOf.com

    October 13, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Reminds me a titch of Kelly McGillis in WITNESS.

    Just a titch though.

  29. Francesca

    October 13, 2009 at 11:14 am

    she looks awesome. I need some plaid in my winter wardrobe!


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  30. Noelle

    October 13, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I feel a bit as though the skirt is wearing her. The blazer and button-down combo is clean and classic but the proportions of the skirt are just overwhelming. I do tend to agree that because this young woman is "beautiful", we can more easily ignore what doesn't work stylistically.

  31. Fermina M

    October 13, 2009 at 11:25 am

    LOL @jeffrey(10:44 AM). Amish indeed.

  32. Susan

    October 13, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I loveeee the jacket!!!


  33. Angeles Almuna Design

    October 13, 2009 at 11:29 am

    This is just perfect……beautiful!

  34. Chloé Mae

    October 13, 2009 at 11:31 am

    i love the colors, the layers, and the textures. this is a great Fall outfit!

    Chloé Mae.

  35. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 11:43 am

    It's like she's going to my place to do the day's washing.

  36. Antonio Barros

    October 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Wooow! She looks adorable!!!!
    Amazing pic!


  37. Dream Sequins

    October 13, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Oh good! A girl wearing sensible shoes to walk around Paris! I always see people wearing towering heels in style shots and I wonder: is that the first step to developing hammertoes for life?

  38. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

    maybe this feature should be retitled: Models On The Street.

  39. sofiasophie

    October 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I'm not crazy about it and nevertheless, she's classy!

  40. AnjaM...

    October 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Her Collar is perfect. Sometimes a collar folded completely down makes you look a bit stiff; I always have that problem. But she was brave enough to take on a collared shirt and jacket!

  41. Gil

    October 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Pretty girl, cute school girl look.

  42. Hanna Persson

    October 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    very unexptected look, I like it!

  43. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    On the whole, I don't care for this look (she's so lovely she can get away with it, though), but I do really love the plum tights with the greenish shoes (greenish on my monitor, anyway).

  44. IguaneAvecLaQueue

    October 13, 2009 at 12:36 pm


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  45. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Well, I just don't get it. All the clothes look too big, the scale of the plaid in the skirt is enormous, and that scarf looks like someone just learning to knit worked on it. Don't let me start on the shoes…. Oh! And those hideous shoulder pads. Never want to see them again! The only redeeming feature of the figure standing there is the face.

  46. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    "Dowdy" is all I can say.

  47. Her

    October 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    LOVE the shoes.


  48. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Sexy modesty…the skirt gives me the sense she gets her kicks from books and great food. Also reminds me of what my mom wore in the early 80s…not quite noon and I've already gone oedipal. oops

  49. ODD imagination

    October 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    the skirt makes me want to whip out my scissors and sewing machine and transform it into a beautiful A line – then you would have a really smart look.

  50. a.major

    October 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    gawd she's pretty.
    on anyone else, that skirt would be frumpy. on her: avant-garde.

  51. Kelsey.Giesler

    October 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    The world of fashion is extremely difficult for me to understand. I think she looks wonderful in this outfit. However, if I tried to wear something like this, I'd get laughed at and told it's not stylish at all. Perhaps when I stand in beautiful Paris with nothing else to do that day it might look good on me. For now, though, A&E, Abercrombie, Hollister, ect is the fashion statement. Which, I can't stand to buy a tiny top for fifty bucks, so I fail at this category, too.

  52. Ammu

    October 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Unusual and somehow, the proportions work. Her stunning face also helps – lovely picture. And I have never seen anyone look better in a skirt of that length.

  53. sblazer227

    October 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    top half is sexy. thick wooly looking skirt is just not doing it for me. love the scarf and how it complements both halves of her outfit. just not feeling the look.

  54. Carlos

    October 13, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    She looks good.
    Particularly I don´t find her clothes to be stunning, but she can wear anything, I guess. she is really pretty.

  55. hi-d

    October 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Beautiful gal, but the skirt doesn't do it for me.

  56. mikaella

    October 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    i love your site and your work!

  57. WF

    October 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Wonderful! A very beautiful girl at all.

  58. evalyn

    October 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    She's pretty. Too bad the outfit spells FRUMPY.

  59. Pickle Horwitz

    October 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Tell us, did traffic actually stop for this beauty or were you privy to a something going on around this town? I love the bokah.

  60. the blabbers

    October 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    her jacket and shoes are sooooooo nice! the thick shoulder pads r so cool!

    the blabbers

  61. margo

    October 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    hmmm. I'd like to hear The Sartorialist's comments on this one. She's lovely, but all the clothes are large – they would all look better paired with trimmer items. I'm also surprised by how 80s this looks in a dowdy way.

  62. Portia

    October 13, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    she's gorgeous, so she could where a shopping bag and look great. and all the individual pieces are lovely. but everything together is too much. she's drowning. especially, I feel, if she actually put the scarf on, it would be overload central on such a petite lady. the coat, the blouse and the leggings with a smaller skirt or the skirt and the blouse with a smaller top… etc…

  63. Sabine

    October 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    This picture left me in some kind of 'shock and awe' – in the end I agree with a lot of the other comments: the clothes are very unflattering and the redeeming feature is her outstanding beauty (and figure…)

  64. Harumi

    October 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    This is wonderful because it's authentic and unpretentious. If this beauty was wearing the usual fashionista ensemble she would loose her "je ne sais quoi."

  65. mimi

    October 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    while the clothes may be a bit unflattering, i think she was able to pull off a chic look in general.
    nothing seems to fit well or is exactly proportional but she still looks self-assured and confident which is what any great outfit should do for the wearer.


  66. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    love the proportions on this one. The largeness and masculinity of the clothes just makes her look more delicate. so confident too. would love to wear this and go teach and see the look on my students faces..

  67. Christy

    October 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    i love this outfit. she looks stylishly comfortable. she took some risks and is having fun with fashion. every look doesn't have to work on every person. how boring. actually. this looks like something i would wear! i even have a ring like that.

  68. AnnieC

    October 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Oooh, I wore that skirt in 1984 during my first year at FIT. Never thought I'd see something like that come back! I like the upper half of the outfit.

  69. Brigadeiro

    October 13, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    So elegant, classic, gorgeous…how does she wear that skirt without looking dowdy? Love the scarves…

  70. tomorrows inspiration

    October 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I love this. She looks warm and comfortable and comforted. I also love the colours of her shoes and stockings with the skirt and jacket.

  71. Amalia

    October 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    She looks good.
    She does.

  72. Stella

    October 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    The top and bottom are like book I and book II that don't even have the same characters or scene.

    The top is cool, flowing and elegant–very modern and metropolitan, and fit for autumn, spring even. The bottom is like a country girl in the winter.

  73. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    THANK YOU–a true individual not a sheep! fantastic look.

  74. Jack Daniel

    October 13, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    It's hard to beat a Parisian woman.

  75. Maria

    October 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I absolutely adore this shot. If I look at it long enough I could say that the skirt isn't properly tailored–but it doesn't matter. The way she carries the outfit is just so lovely. It's casual, modest, quietly pretty, and the mix of textures and patterns and colors makes it so intriguing. It's an outfit very much her own, and if I saw her on the street I would look twice and think how fantastic she is! I love fashion.

  76. 3 o'clock POP

    October 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    pretty blouse…. I don't think your "average" girl could get away with this look tho…


  77. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    she is beautiful. love the top haclf.. then came the bottom half..and that includes the shoes too. its ok, she'll get by in life tho cos shes got a beautiful face.

  78. Cornflake40

    October 13, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I love that she is wearing an over-sized coat, a long plaid dress, and boy's shoes; but she still pulls off this high fashion look. She knocks the shoes off any high-heeled girl!

  79. mridula

    October 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    my first time commenting. have been following for years. She's amazing! Sop beautiful without ruining it by following the dictates of fashion. The pictures from fashion weeks made me tired. Individually some of them captured personality and individuality but taken collectively they spelled conformity. She on the other hand says, beauty is what she makes of it. Not in the eye of the beholder, not in the pages of a magazine, but at the heart of her creativity and fierce intelligence.

  80. rhai♥laborte

    October 13, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Love the skirt, it reminds me of D&G. Love it much!

    Rhai Laborte

  81. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 12:14 am


  82. Bohemianwhimsey

    October 14, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I don't know about this outfit …….. it reminds me of the outfits my teachers wore in the french nuns school I went to { and those are not warm loving memories }

  83. anGela

    October 14, 2009 at 12:54 am

  84. m.edwin

    October 14, 2009 at 1:09 am

    while i'm not exactly a fan of this look, i think part of its perfection is that it can annoy people and tease them to reach beyond what is safe and expected.

  85. Louise

    October 14, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Nice blending of colour and tone but it does remind me a little of "buffalo girls going round the outside".. she is just missing the hat.. is it a forward trend or a past reference is my question?

  86. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Hoorah! Practical and comfortable and lovely. op-shop or new? Who knows; i like the ambiguity.

  87. Monica

    October 14, 2009 at 3:14 am

    reminds me of how my mom used to dress, but somehow it's so cool and easy looking!

    really love it

  88. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 3:18 am

    This looks too studied! Her hair and make-up are too perfect. It seems a stylist went out of her mind and just hád to create something new. Sorry a girl with that body and looks shouldn't look like her grandmother!

  89. Hyakoukoune

    October 14, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Elle est très belle…très.

  90. Jeanette

    October 14, 2009 at 3:47 am

    very Chloe.

    Agree that your "average" girl cannot get away with this look, anyone shorter or less fresh faced would look like they are carrying a gabage bag.

  91. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 9:05 am

    This lovely girl is so refreshing. She is not selling sex which too many young women have learned to do automatically. And when they sell themselves as sex objects they become that: objects. They lose their special autonomy.

    But this girl keeps her integrity and her own inner life.

  92. Sam

    October 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

    i like her she looks like a sexy Derrida groupie

  93. Georgia

    October 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    The skirt, the jacket…This just perfect

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  94. Sprockette

    October 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I don't think I will ever warm up to this style of shoes on girls.

  95. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    She reminds me of the beautiful heroine in Tarantino's new movie. Whomever did the costuming for that character was out of this world. I can't really describe the quality – it's something kind of heroic and "standard issue-y"

  96. Le 21ème

    October 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Amazing skirt. Her proportions are amazing! And the shoes, man!

    - Le 21ème

  97. smilla

    October 14, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    she heals my teenage inferiority, when I had to wear selfmade skirts like this fom my grandma, god bless her…I think shes cool, and amazing!

  98. girlfryeday

    October 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Everything but the shoes. What on earth?! http://www.nickiefrye.etsy.com

  99. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Like she is from a very hidden land deep in the meadows. I feel like some corruption of purity book was written about her… maybe Heathcliffe's lover?

  100. Joy Mars

    October 14, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Paris looks great. She'd look great in anything.
    I'd like to start wearing skirts again. Why don't I….?

  101. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 5:02 am

    omg, somebody raided the 80s closet, and not in a good way

  102. jen!

    October 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    she looks great! definitely a very specific look – not for everyone.

  103. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I love what she combined, love the casualness and the lenght of the skirt. Modern yet vintagy yet manages to be fresh and orignial. Love it, love it!

  104. alastair

    October 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Love it! Truly show us the difference between fashion and style!

    I find it funny how so many people are shocked by the skirt! Have we become so blasé to the taboo and avant-garde that it takes something so "traditional" to shock us?

    Down with hemlines!

  105. Lisa

    October 17, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Thanks god, Perry Ellis c.1983 is back!

  106. Anonymous

    October 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I canNOT understand the people who read a blog about individual style and then feel compelled to post comments complaining that the individuals' style is too . . . individual. Then, of course, they go on to offer suggestions on how the other person's personal style could be "improved" — i.e., made to conform.

    But I love this look.

  107. Selmyra

    October 17, 2009 at 10:56 am

    shes so cute , makes me think of "les misérables" from victor hugo (?!)

  108. Lupe

    October 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    What I love about this look is that it seems to completely ignore fashion, and that is wonderfully refreshing – fashion is great as a way to express beauty, not as a comandment. Of course, I agree with many comments on the fact that, stunning and skinny as she is, even a potato bag would look good on her. Average women tied to natural rules, as me, usually can't ignore fashion that easily

  109. Karin

    October 19, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    This is style not fashion. I couldn't wear this because I'm a) too big for that skirt and b) it's not my style. She however looks fantastic cos it's for her.

  110. This is the best look I have seen in a long time!

  111. Timi Hayek

    October 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    <3 gorgeous!

  112. Timi Hayek

    October 20, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    these pictures are awesome, I wonder what camera is being used!!

  113. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    this is lovely. yes, her attitude is what carries it off, but the outfit too looks amazing on her. not everyone could wear it, but this "quirky" fashion is inspiring.

  114. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Lovely picture! And btw it's:
    Zuzanna Krzatala. Polish model. Living in NY. xo

  115. Lilac

    November 7, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    The last moment in time that I recall a skirt this long and full was circa 1982 in my hometown, Montreal, QC. Imagine the mindset that forgoes the F—Me heels and hooker skirts of late.

    So fresh.

  116. belladonna

    December 2, 2009 at 8:56 am

    she looks like a little annie!
    you almost want to take her in and offer a hot cup of tea and a warm fire to sit infront off.
    nonetheless- i love this look.
    she looks warm and lovely, and that skirt is KILLER!

  117. Aaron

    December 9, 2009 at 2:43 am

    There is something strangely HOT about this girl and i have no idea why?

  118. Laura

    June 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Beautiful. This is a modern and more feminine version of the Annie Hall look, which was an update of Katharine Hepburn. Really comfortable in her skin, and powerful, and approachable.

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