Friday, December 17, 2010

On the Street….Megan on Mercer St., New York


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  1. Al

    December 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Oh I love her!!

    If I layer stuff like that I look like I just came out of a rubbish bin, she's totally cool instead!!


    -The Red Dot-

  2. Maya

    December 17, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Love the layering, great for the winter.


    December 17, 2010 at 7:47 am

    great look…amazing pic

  4. natalia

    December 17, 2010 at 7:47 am

  5. electromutante

    December 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

    like a onion! i like it!

  6. alefashion

    December 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

    what an interesting combination!
    nice style !

    xx Ale

  7. fashionrecruit

    December 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I love this mish-mash. The coat is fantastic and the rings with the am-length warmers look seasonably festive. Not forgetting the shoes, of course…

  8. Emmef

    December 17, 2010 at 7:50 am


  9. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 7:50 am

    hi elaine

  10. Rebecca Kiger

    December 17, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Her outfit looks like it took inspiration from the splattered graffiti background. As long as she stands there all day, she's good to go! No, seriously, considering all the layers and combinations, it doesn't feel disjointed until I get to the socks. But at second glance, I kind of like them, too. Maybe she's planning to take the socks off when she gets to her destination.

  11. chri

    December 17, 2010 at 7:57 am

    love the socks and the shoes….maybe I would not match them like that however I like them as they are shown:)

  12. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Wonderful image…she looks great…like it all….Happy Holiday!

  13. Lee Oliveira

    December 17, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Great style and amazing background


    December 17, 2010 at 8:01 am

    That is pretty amazingly layering.

  15. E...

    December 17, 2010 at 8:03 am

    The sovrapposition fo the clothes and the general match are amazing!!


    December 17, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I would be lying if i said I liked it.

    I like them separately, she looks homeless.


  17. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

    wow! really great risk taker! cool btw,

  18. Dana

    December 17, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Very cool. I especially like the layers of jackets and scarves. I don't really like the socks over the tights but good on her for doing what she likes.

  19. Emma Winn

    December 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

    she is fantastic! the whole look is so casual and relaxed. The deep blue scarf and the red velvet coat are perfect together. I love it how her shoes are cream and black not white and black.

  20. Eden

    December 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

    wow! she looks so MKA style! haha I love it!:))

  21. Elena

    December 17, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Love the top part of the outfit and the shoes! The trouser/skirt and socks cut her her completely. Shame.

  22. Peter

    December 17, 2010 at 8:37 am

    This works… too hard.

  23. Rita

    December 17, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I want her shoes!!!!!!!
    She can keep the socks.

  24. Rafael Franco

    December 17, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I love her crazy style. Looks awesome. I like the shoes.

    kisses from Brazil*

  25. The Photodiarist

    December 17, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I love this photograph!! Beautifully taken. Great bag! Again, really appreciate your return to streets of New York!!

  26. Maryanne

    December 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

    ' Carrie ' bundled up on a cold winter's day.

    interesting composition of textures and colours in both her apparel and the background.

    referencing many decades:
    1940's bobby soxer on her feet.
    1930's longer hemlength.
    1960's sweater tunic
    1910 scarves & shawls.
    1970's gradient lens sunglasses
    1980's punk zippered bag

  27. Frozen Fashion

    December 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

    What do I like better, the wrap or the Jacket. I guess it doesnt matter they both look great together


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  28. KcomeKarolina

    December 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    ….i LOVE her coat…..


  29. elxoxodemiprima

    December 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    very much into the homeless 'de luxe'
    style… i like it.
    but the socks are a big NO.

  30. Jaime Marie

    December 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

    She kind of looks like a more down to earth Sarah Jessica Parker playing a 2010 Carrie Bradshaw turned artiste.

  31. Vicky

    December 17, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Love all the layering, and the socks and brogues are so cute x

  32. VicissitudiniLombarde

    December 17, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Her style rocks!!

  33. Kathleen

    December 17, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I like how she looks in her environment, with layers of street art behind her!

  34. Gabriel Ugoala

    December 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Homeless inspired,nice…

  35. WobiSobi

    December 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

    The shoes! I want those shoes!

  36. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I love the picture. Pretty girl/woman. The clothes I don't like.
    I don't like this 'clochard' look.

  37. Middleseason

    December 17, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Interesting outfit, at least! too much grunge for my taste.
    Great unexpected shoes.

  38. Inspiration exists

    December 17, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Inspirational layering, love the color palette!

  39. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 9:28 am

    great mix of textures and colors. she doesn't look comfortable however. she looks weighted down…like mother courage. but i admire the spirit.

  40. moonlight savant

    December 17, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I really like the way the clothing choices in the last two photographs reflect the character and essence of Mercer St as well as the subjects. It's interesting to see how a person's environment influences their clothing! Urban, eclectic, intelligent and sophisticated yet slightly worn. great photos

  41. missroycereed

    December 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Half Sashay to the right. Go round and Round.

  42. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 9:39 am

    LOVE the girl, HATE the socks!

  43. Petey

    December 17, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Who knew the Olsen aren't twins but triplets? Perhaps she's on a trip and doesn't own a suitcase so she's forced to wear all her clothes at once.

  44. s/w

    December 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

    THIS is what I think of when I think of the Sartorialist. I would love to see more of these kinds of photos, and less of industry people.

  45. The Iconic

    December 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Great attitude!x

  46. Ro

    December 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    its time for layers!
    loved her shoes…

  47. Best of Beehive

    December 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I saw the top and was thought, "yes!" and then I scrolled down to her skirt, tights, socks and shoes. I'm okay with the shoes, but they get lost.

  48. IS THIS IT? models review

    December 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I think she's cool, but kind of too much… well, kind of too much (elements / heterogeneity / etc)! :)

  49. jimjims

    December 17, 2010 at 10:23 am

    so much going on in this photo…

    its a frankenstein of greatness!

    flippin amazing!

  50. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I'm glad to see some men commented with approval because my first impression was "love the look but tres man repellant". I'm happy I was wrong about that because I think everything about her is wonderful.

  51. Scart

    December 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

    'Derelicte' (Zoolander)

  52. comme fraiche

    December 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I do like her style but maybe boots instead of shoes.

  53. Jessie Rubin

    December 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

  54. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Love the shoes.
    She needs to make up her mind.

  55. Q's Daydream

    December 17, 2010 at 10:45 am


  56. Davidikus

    December 17, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I am not usually a fan of layering, but this one works to perfection (or almost) in its genre. I particularly admire the bold colour palette.

  57. Red Red

    December 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Thoughtful and real. So much color and texture. Where does the graffiti start and stop?

  58. mabelmabel

    December 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Fun get-up: so much to look at that it wakes my eyes up, reminds me what fun it is to stare, invite stares.

    Maybe art is what makes you aware of your looking.

  59. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Shoes are SICK! …Hmm; bag lady chic is obviously quite popular these days based on most of these comments. Must be a NY-winter thing.

  60. cyn

    December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    i need to see what she has left in her closet to wear tomorrow! :)

  61. Cousin Honey Vintage

    December 17, 2010 at 11:49 am

    An organized mess…so fashion forward…love it.

  62. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Her hair and glasses are very nice. I really like the top layers, specially the blue shawl. I don't like the bottom layers, gray shorts and top…but I can only see a little and so don't know if they are nicer on their own. I like the socks and shoes, but not with this outfit. I think these layers would have rocked if she had worn some military boots or ankle boots of some sort.

  63. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I don't care what anyone thinks…those socks and awkward culottes leave me cold.

  64. Ashley

    December 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I think she thinks she is cool. Fashion forward? Hmm, pile it all on more like.

  65. pinky

    December 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    she should definitely be dating the guy in the picture just below her. she could be his new stylist.

  66. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    yessss a bit of originality!!

  67. The Sluice Box

    December 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I love the way those grimy backgrounds become painterly when you photograph them.

  68. Kate

    December 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Amazing image. That coat is amazing! Love the mish match of garments- so works!

  69. Stasha

    December 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

  70. WawA

    December 17, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    she looks like lady gaga's librarian sister

  71. the nyanzi report

    December 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    incredible layering and great colour play here.

  72. Click on Styles

    December 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    just great…love it!!!!

  73. naomi

    December 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    the socks are incredible.

    finally hatachi

  74. Stephanie

    December 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    This is a great photo and the girl herself is lovely, but her clothing looks exactly like the graffiti behind her, a hot mess. I really try to see the creative genius in this but it's ugly and I'm surprised why people are scared to call this out. It's like following a pied piper down the lane to crazyville. :)

  75. Paula

    December 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    She and her outfit are really pretty!
    i like the mixture of so many different
    accessoires and paddern.

    Love your blog.
    Hope that you like my blog:

    thank you for visiting.

    love, paula

  76. Sappho

    December 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I do like the red and gray coat with the gray beneath. But I find the socks and shoes really jarring. Maybe a boot would have worked better? I could never pull off such a look in a million years.

  77. Alexander Daniel Designs

    December 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm


  78. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Love the coat, shoes, scarf and layering, but the skirt makes her look short. Socks are cute but not ftting at all with the winter colours.

  79. Matteo

    December 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

  80. kristina

    December 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    nice coat, scarf and shoes, but really bad combination..

  81. Tofu

    December 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

  82. RebeccArmstrong

    December 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Oh, I'd like to meet someone like her!

  83. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Sort of mid-80's Japanese avant-garde meets an Olson twin. Not sure if I like it, but she surely is stylin'.

    (I think it'd work better for me with darker wooly or boucle' socks.)

  84. Emily Jean

    December 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm

  85. HStrang

    December 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    This is very Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen-ish. I do not like it one bit. Surely there was something else she could have worn? And those shoes? Oy!

  86. Elena Vasilieva

    December 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    a little messy but totally cool

  87. princess glee

    December 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I wouldn't do it, but she most certainly gives me ideas. Eager to read the comments now.

  88. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I like everything until I get to the socks and shoes. I would have preferred a boot with this. It's just a little over the top.

  89. Joey Becerra

    December 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    uh-oh I think its a little too busy…i'd prefer that she take off a couple layers

  90. rightonmom

    December 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Echoing another comment, mish mash soup! Kinda like it, but seriously one could only get away with this look in the city. Really liking the diversity of looks here lately.

  91. ilalaaa

    December 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    i always ask myself where is the red line that separates good from bad taste…this picture really reminds me this question..because the girl has her own style and it is obviously not a classical or seen one…and for me it looks really confusing but if she felt that way she has the right to do it and i like it…so…is it good taste just personality?

  92. Christina

    December 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Hobo chic? She totally pulls it off!

  93. dublinzine

    December 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    It reminds me of the book SATC where Carrie (as the author) says, "Samantha Jones had like twelve scarves wrapped around her neck…"

  94. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    It definitely is playful and I like it. But, to be honest, I think it only works because she's got a certain allure about her. Most people would probably look bonkers.

  95. fairytale

    December 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    wow, layers layers layers..

  96. Gracinha

    December 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

  97. MSlattery

    December 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I love all the elements in this look. The deep blue scarf unifies everything and the socks/shoes/black tights add just the right twist of humor. The mix of textures is daft and brainy all at once. The single grey tiger pantaloon leg is just transcendent. Love!

  98. Nadia

    December 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I love her look. It's fantastic how all those layers work together to create the whole look.
    I can't decide if I love or hate the socks, but then I imagine the outfit without them and it just wouldn't be the same. So I guess I love them, lol!
    Loving her hair and those sunglasses too.
    Very chic overall.

  99. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love everything about her look! It's so Yamamoto-Miyake with a touch of V-v-n Westwood. I don't know if its the combination of the colors–both on her and off her in the background, the out-of-doors lighting, the awesome photographer/blogger who took his photograph (he-he), and/or the cut of the pieces. However, it all works together. I love the layering…if you're gonna go for lots of layers, go for it big like she did. And, boy, did she ever! Her hairstyle and her glasses just gave her outfit the right attitude, and her socks added just enough kitsch so that there's a bit of fun with her look.

  100. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Blue, red and grey should often be seen!

    Loving the different lengths, shapes and contrasts. Stong and bold -but more importantly I'd be interested in what she has to say.

  101. zoe

    December 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm


  102. sojourned in style

    December 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    the layers are so perfect adn the shoes just top it off.

  103. Sophie.

    December 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Love the layering. It looks so easy and as if she threw on some things. But it's very well put together. The glasses and hair make the outfit more elegant. Great!

    Xx Sophie

  104. Tammy T

    December 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I'm not 100% sure about this style – it's a bit frumpy. But I do like the idea of layering and the fact that she is experimental.

  105. vic8760

    December 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    ive never seen so much personality in a single design, its a grunge look thats hard to decipher for the average person, it speaks sophistication, she could be an artist.

  106. Lauren

    December 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    AK represent!

  107. Jessie

    December 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Beautiful photo!

  108. Anonymous

    December 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I'm sorry, but this isn't working for me. There's too much going on here, and they're all saying different things. This is Annie Hall after she discovered crack. It's an urban Ghillie Suit (Google it, fashionistas), the sartorial equivalent of Tourette's Syndrome.

    Sorry, I'm just being honest, dears. Sometimes, you just have to call it when the empress has no clothes.

  109. Theobroma

    December 18, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Love the mixture of lengths; I count, like, seven or eight layers. It's like nested folders containing the secret files of her personality. It's also cool to see someone wearing that many rings so casually, the mitts set them off nicely. And those shoes are badass.

    That coat is crazy beautiful, and just anchors the whole thing. I'm really inspired by the mixture of gray, deep red and brown with rich blue. So unexpected. I think I might try a variation on this scheme tomorrow.

    Really a very thoughtful, interesting and self-assured look which strikes me as very mature and sophisticatedly complex for someone so young.

  110. Krocagator

    December 18, 2010 at 7:35 am

    The socks seem to say, oh I don't take any of this too seriously. But with how well (and modernly well!) the rest of the colors and textures and densities work together, it seems false to even suggest she doesn't care if the socks "go."

  111. Laura Nesom

    December 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

    crazy but good!

  112. Phoebe!

    December 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

    awesome is the right word

  113. Christina

    December 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    This one leaves me speechless. I couldn't style like that if I were paid to do it. The ankle socks are the best and most memorable detail.

  114. KKristie

    December 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    A shorter skirt – at least shorter than the red coat – and high heeled booties would ve given her a nicer silouette. Anyway love the combination of blue, red and grey.

  115. Ilaria, Il filo di perle *vintage*

    December 19, 2010 at 6:01 am

  116. Emilie

    December 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Wow. Her face is so amazing. But I agree with those who think this is a bit too much. In my eyes, the outfit would be perfect if she took of the redish coat, the trousers, the socks and switched out the shoes with some totally black ones. Then she would look so elegant. But sure, she is independent who dares to walk out with this outfit. Really outstanding, indeed.

  117. Anonymous

    December 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Did a bomb explode in her wardrobe while she was getting dressed???

  118. thwany

    December 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    she looks nice and toasty

  119. laurie

    December 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Just tell me where to get the shoes.

  120. Nansosi

    December 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    This is really brave, really ballsy, but I don't like it.

  121. Allie

    December 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Perfect background for this shot and outfit.

  122. Karen Miller

    December 20, 2010 at 8:49 am


  123. Mumei

    December 20, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I love those shoes.

  124. Angeles Almuna Design

    December 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

  125. ms. hershey

    December 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    nope, not loving this look at all.

  126. Crystal Morris

    December 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Are we serious with this?

  127. Neovecchiostile

    December 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    i love her!and i'm so sad about this news!
    she's always stunning!
    Great pics!

  128. Harriet Morley

    December 21, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Perfect winter layering!

  129. Jucinara

    December 21, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Totally cool outfit!

  130. Bojan

    December 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I love this! very, very cool!

  131. Alex

    December 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Love The shoes))))

  132. Anonymous

    December 21, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    there in nothing feminine about this ensamble. she is young and as such you can pull off a black garbage bag as a dress, but that doesn't make it a fashion statement. layers don't represent sartorial immagination and grand statements. she was probably just cold :)

  133. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    December 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm


  134. Harland

    December 22, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Haha this is so cool!

  135. Melle

    December 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Love the look :)

  136. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Outfit is hideous. She's such a cute girl but really, clothing looks terrible! I love a layered mix n match look but she failed on this one.

  137. Meratol

    December 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Wow! what a mixture and yet it still comes together.

  138. Anonymous

    December 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I love EVERY single thing about this whole entire outfit!!! EVERYTHING!!!

  139. Gina Ray

    December 24, 2010 at 10:33 am

    love this outfit…

  140. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    That's a Whole lotta outfit going on!

  141. Megan Meenan

    December 25, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I love layers but i think this is a complete overkill, on the plus side at least she would have been really warm,

  142. Sophie Mhabille

    December 25, 2010 at 10:43 am

    She looks so cool

  143. Anonymous

    December 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    She has a pretty face and it takes guts to pull of this look…but comments about being chic? I feel like I'm in the world of the emperor's new clothes.

  144. Anonymous

    December 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    …wrong on many "layers"

  145. Lindsay Rose

    December 31, 2010 at 12:45 am

    The more I look at this photo, the more respect I gain for this woman. The amount of patterns she is combining are wonderful. And yet, they all blend together so nicely. What a gift!

  146. WN

    January 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Too much… Don´t like.

  147. ilegirl

    January 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I covet those shoes!

  148. Tracy

    January 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Where can I get a pair of those shoes? Love them!

  149. ingrid

    January 2, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Way to random and is she consistent !reminds me off Chelsea Clinton !

  150. Melanieee

    January 5, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I think she looks like a hobo. She has too much stuff on. I'm the girl who likes to suffer in the cold with a cool pair of skinnies, and the newest peacoat in my collection.

    Hate this look

  151. Tucked

    January 5, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Couldn't resist, had to use this picture for my newest mood board on layering! –

  152. Pelusazul

    January 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    cohesive. one simple word.

  153. rsb

    January 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    a mess

  154. Anonymous

    January 6, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I love the upper part, however, the bottom part is some sort of messy, especially those shocks.

  155. Michael

    January 8, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Beautiful work, very glad I discovered your blog

  156. Lorelaiâ—Ź

    January 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

    love the dark colors and the effect with the layers!amazing~

  157. M.

    January 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

    She reminds me of Meg Ryan… in a good way.

  158. Divya

    January 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Hate it…There are way too many layers…it's a mess.

  159. Sergey Moliavko

    January 9, 2011 at 5:12 am


  160. wwanddi

    January 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    It just proves that if you have a pretty face you can wear anything (or everything in this case). I love how she looks I would just look sad in it. Fantastic picture!

  161. Briana

    January 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    This hobo look is really catching on and I do love it on some people, this girl included.

  162. nora cody

    January 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Lovely woman . . . gotta say, I just can't get behind this bag lady look. But then, that's the beauty of fashion! You don't have to love it all as long as it stays interesting.

  163. Anonymous

    January 13, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Mary Kate & Ashley….eat your heart out!

  164. Sohfian

    January 14, 2011 at 12:18 am

    How does she make the choices of those layers? She prob took a little bit longer time to dress up but its worth cos its brilliant!!!

  165. Anonymous

    January 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    non mi piace… too gypsy for my taste.

  166. nancy

    January 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    this is my kind of gal!! love love love the layering!! FABULOUS!

  167. Anonymous

    March 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    delicious look…

  168. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    April 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    love the socks, like this picture.

  169. Stjulienlepauvre

    September 16, 2011 at 5:23 am

    The graffiti in the background is perfect; she’s made order out of near chaos.

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