Sunday, December 16, 2007

On the Street…..Melanie, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    the shorts are awesome…love anything with pockets, including ginormous ones.

  2. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    I’d comment on the outfit, but I can’t tear myself away from her legs. :)

  3. helenmarylairg

    December 16, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Its a good outfit but think it lacks a bit of edge. think it would look a bit better with black opaques…..she does have great legs. Somehow its a bit too ‘sexy italian’ for my liking…..

    Thanks .x

  4. wear palettes

    December 16, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    classy camouflage colors.

  5. shmericaa6

    December 16, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    The shoes are great but I don’t really like the color palette of the entire outfit.

  6. Gabriela

    December 16, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    True style is somehow about beeing apropiate. Her expression tells me that those bare legs aren’t apropate for December in Paris. It doesn’t matter how gorgeus they can be, there’s no point in showing them if you are going to catch a cold. Besides, there are many other warmer ways of looking sexy in the winter.

  7. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Soooo obvious you have the hots for this girl. Get over it.

  8. couturealisme

    December 16, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Isn’t it chilly in Paris in the winter? I know it’s not the arctic or anything . . . but shorts?

    Spectacular legs though; I’d show ‘em if I had ‘em I suppose!

  9. LostInTranslaton

    December 16, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    Great legs.. How can “Somehow its a bit too ‘sexy italian’ for my liking…..” be a bad thing?

    Oh, the colours & the play on textures are great.

  10. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Hmm..I feel like the outfit would be more safe with black opaques. Not to say that the outcome wouldn’t be interesting, but the bare legs make it for me. Nice picture!

  11. amed studio

    December 16, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    I don’t understand the placement of rather smart taupe pumps at the bottom of this casual sportwear look. When Dsquared2 (fashion’s leading proponent of oversized pockets) shows flappy, gimmicky shorts (or skirts) like these there’s always a strong edgy shoe sending up the military/woodsman/hunter theme of the utility pockets.

    Here, the polished and very lady-like heels, without even a platform to provide a grounding sturdiness, just look a bit too delicate and unrelated to the rest of the ensemble of rough-textured woolens and black leather up top.

    A beautiful woman, with a definite style direction, as always, beautifully photographed here. But the shoes could be stronger.

  12. Paul Pincus

    December 16, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    I like the jacket very much. Incredible legs…with all due respect to helenmarylairg @ 1:01PM…her legs are much too gorgeous to cover-up!…and, if you’re looking for edge, there is plenty of it here.


  13. Zeitgeist

    December 16, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    This girl is my fashion icon. You have quite a few more of her shots… She looks amazing in all of them!

  14. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 3:58 pm



    December 16, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    I would have shot her shoes if I was there. Nice picture.

  16. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    i am in love with melanie’s outfit!! She’s so perfect!

  17. starbahks

    December 16, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    what a great jacket!

  18. suzee

    December 16, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    I really love the subtle color combination and it’s really interesting that the color of each item of clothing pops out in its own way.Also it makes her skin stand out. From the really light green sweater with that jacket and with those light gray shoes, I am inspired.

  19. suzee

    December 16, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    I really love the subtle color combination and it’s really interesting that the color of each item of clothing pops out in its own way.Also it makes her skin stand out. From the really light green sweater with that jacket and with those light gray shoes, I am inspired.

  20. Iheartfashion

    December 16, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    She always looks amazing! Love the half sweater sleeves on the jacket and the exposed zipper pockets on her shorts.

  21. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    This is not the first shot in which you show her in earthy hues. I love how she works the smokey tones, in this case played against the black bag, bare leg and dainty shoe. Merci.

  22. royale

    December 16, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    agreed, helen, but maybe a punch of color would be the way to go? she needs a long red necklace, or something reflective. it’s a beautiful outfit, but lacks depth.

  23. Laurence

    December 16, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Yes yes yes! I’ve been waiting for a Melanie or Emmaunelle Alt for so long! They are both great! And you take the most beutiful pictures, and Paris is such an amazing city. It’s all just the perfect combination! Merci bien!!

  24. Lula de Montes

    December 16, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Please tell me this is an old photo. It was -1°C in Antwerp today! If it was just as cold in Paris, she must have had a serious case of chair de poule going on.
    Nice outfit, but as voiced before, the shoes just don’t do it for me here.

  25. lc224

    December 16, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    I agree with the poster that commented about the shoes. I like the outfit, and she has great legs, so show them off if its not too cold. However, slightly edgier, sportier, less delicate shoes (maybe booties) would balance this outfit better.

  26. Unna

    December 16, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    TG she has those shoes on!! Shes so feminine even in camo.

  27. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    love her! i always appreciate melanie photos. thanks, sart

    maybe she could be wearing black tights, because

    1) it’s cold
    2) it will go with the purse and the gloves tucked into her front right jacket pocket
    3) her legs become lighter towards the feet and the color of the skin there with the shoe color doesn’t look right to me

  28. attraversiamo

    December 16, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    I MUST have these shorts. Anyone know who they are by, or where to get them? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

  29. Laguna Beach Trad

    December 16, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Yes, yes, and another yes! Need I say more? This is a great look. This is a gorgeous young woman. Wow! Great shot, Scott.

  30. Anonymous

    December 16, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    i know melanie is posted here quite often, but i am just not convinced that she has a great sense of style. she dresses well for her body (i’d kill for her legs,) but it all just feels… safe. i would love to see her in more interesting looks, because she seems warm and approachable, not to mention gorgeous, and i bet she could totally work whatever she wears.

    love the shoes, though

  31. suzana

    December 16, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    honestly, I love the shorts… but I think black opaque tighis would perfect tthe lock– minus the business uptop. i would have liked to seen a simple fitting shirt with a sillouhette that demanded the rest of the outfit defining a look with the shorts, tights, and pumps…

  32. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Beautiful woman, great grasp of the reveal/conceal ideology.

  33. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 2:02 am

    I think the shorts are just awful but the person wearing the clothes make or break the deal and she gets away with the look because of her beautiful legs. Bony or fat legs with those shorts would be laughable if you ask me.

  34. Ms. Lovely

    December 17, 2007 at 2:54 am

    I don’t care for her cargo shorts, I’m not a fan of the utilitarian look. However, I’m astounded by how Melanie can make practically anything look good.

    The shoes pick up the light grey in her jacket, I think it’s just the shorts that are out of place.

  35. Jessica M.

    December 17, 2007 at 3:50 am

    This picture leaves me wondering how I can criticize without sounding mean or overly picky. But there are just a few elements that kill this photo/outfit for me. First, she is smiling with her lips, but not her eyes. She looks uncomfortable. Some may attribute it to the cold, but she doesn’t look dumb, I bet she’s warm enough. Is she uncomfortable having her picture taken? She’s too pretty for that (and you know her name, so I assume she’s in the business). Why does she look so uncomfortable?

    Second, what in the world is going on with those shoes? Her outfit is all about rugged texture and she’s wearing slight, overly fancy shoes. Her shoes say, “I am not actually prepared to do any of the things the rest of my clothes are designed for.”

    The color pallete is nice, and the jacket/sweater has a cetain Univeristy of Alaska girl meets Fifth Ave. awesomeness. . .


    December 17, 2007 at 6:18 am

    I like very much her shorts, but I don’t understand that she isn’t cold! It’s very cold in Paris…

  37. Vistiendo a Candela

    December 17, 2007 at 6:52 am

    It is a good outfit

  38. ceenik

    December 17, 2007 at 8:42 am

    I love the outfit, but agree with Amed about the shoes–too frail, a bit too precious for this otherwise breezy look.

  39. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 9:21 am


    When was this photo taken? Could you include the dates when the shots were taken. For someone not in Paris, it is hard to know if this is an old post or if that’s wha she was wearing in the middle of winter in Paris.


  40. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 10:11 am

    This is a nice shot. Ms. Huynh is centered in the frame but the image is not at all static, partly because of the lines in the architecture, crosswalk, etc. The colors of the storefront are a nice counterpoint to the muted clothes, and the depth of field is used well.

    About the stylist’s style, she seems to dress to her personal taste–I remember a military coat a couple of seasons ago. To see her latest take on that style–her own–is part of the fun here.

  41. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 10:27 am

    “She’s got legs…she knows how to use them.”

  42. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Those sleeves are awesome… I love the too-long, crumpled-up effect.

  43. morty

    December 17, 2007 at 11:45 am

    I hate the shorts especially the great pockets. The girl is oddly dressed,warm clothes on the top and then those bare legs. Not a december outfit.

  44. Jack Daniel

    December 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    wow, melanie is hot.

    Nice picture.
    I should go to Paris. Haven’t been there before and it only takes a few hours…..!! Shame on me.

  45. raina

    December 17, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    I would like to know when the picture has been taken. Just looking at the picture makes me cold, regardless of its quality and beauty.

    Today, as I have been shopping for Christmas presents, I’ve had layers on layers on layers of clothes on to protect me from the temperature outside (around zero Celsius plus some chilly wind blowing). I live some 1.500 kilometers east from Paris, though. Maybe in France you can get away flaunting bare legs and still not getting a nasty cold.

    I love most of the pictures from the blog yet some of them make me feel almost physically uncomfortable :)

    IMHO, the shoes give the entire ensamble a slighly 1980′s look. Or was it 1990′s?

  46. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Dress for the weather, girls – dress for the weather. No matter how beautiful your outfit is or how great your legs are, weather-inappropriate dressing looks… well… dare, I say it, just plain inappropriate.

  47. doingtheunstuck

    December 17, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    I have to agree w/ Jessica M. that something about his photo is uncomfortable…but more on the outfit:

    She’s such a lovely woman (beautiful hair!), and I have never seen her on here before… but, the accessories are what’s killing this outfit for me. That purse w/ the fringe is just scary. And the shoes seem a tad out of place–the color is SO neutral. I don’t care for the wool-on-wool look on top. I think a distressed grey t-shirt would have finished it a little better…and since she’s clearly bare-legged in cold paris, what’s a tee to the ensemble?

    side note: The depth of field in this shot is awesome, as well as the lighting!!! (Sometimes I wich you posted your camera info! ha!)

  48. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    love the jacket and sweater.

  49. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    for those of you who asked, the shorts are marc by marc jacobs. i saw them in shanghai stores this past summer.

  50. Barbara

    December 17, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    I love and hate this outfit. Though I feel like she can pull it off, I’m not sure I think the shorts go with the jacket. I somehow think the jacket is out of place. aren’t those Marc by Marc Jacobs shorts? Her legs are to die for.

  51. Piece by Peace

    December 17, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    i don’t understand how you run into the same person multiple times? do you just go to all the same places? is it events?

  52. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    With hair, facial features and legs that beautiful, she makes me want to spend the time to look at her more carefully.
    It’s a very dull palette… but, I look a little while longer and I see the contrasting textures. Then, I think, actually, this palette works for her because it shows off the bronze in her hair and skin colour. She has great style – it’s always more about her than the clothes.

  53. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    I agree with many of the others: She always does the same look. In other words: legs. Sure she has great legs. But it’s almost winter…Style is something much more creative, that works within the weather constraints, in my book.

  54. aka scrunchie girl

    December 18, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Just perfect.

  55. A 15 year-old french girl

    December 19, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Love paris an its style. It’s cold in winter buy the shorts are great.

  56. Queen Mab

    December 20, 2007 at 4:46 am

    Here in the south of France it’s cooold already, and the girls are wearing their wool shorts with tights and boots…

  57. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 4:57 am

    Nice legs.
    Nice proportions.
    Nice long hair.
    Nice short skirt.
    What a conventional way to look sexy.
    And what a mistake to believe(if anyone does that) that this is freedom.
    In a way ,of course, it is freedom to choose to look like women are supposed to look !?!?

  58. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Something about the color combo and the background makes her look so 3D…she is leaping off my screen! It’s awesome!

  59. ey604

    December 23, 2007 at 5:20 am

    all hussein chalayan i think !

  60. sanaenam

    December 30, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    I would argue that the ladylike shoes are what make this outfit work.

  61. Anonymous

    December 31, 2007 at 12:35 am

    love love love.

  62. Anonymous

    January 1, 2008 at 3:03 am

    what gorgeous legs!

  63. Anonymous

    January 4, 2008 at 12:34 am

    I love it, but I think the outfit needs more life, maybe some silver shoes would have looked good with it!

  64. cocosofia

    January 5, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    i think that melanie looks great in everything, but this outfit just doesnt seem right on her. I think there is too much going on…the brown hues of the pattern on the jacket, the large zip pockets and the girlie cream heels all together dont work very well. I think it would look great with a different jacket or no jacket (if the weather was right).

  65. Graziella

    January 12, 2008 at 4:26 am

    this outfit is perfect…i love that the colors are subdued…interesting skirt

  66. loo

    May 15, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    aren’t you cold?

  67. Jean

    June 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Est-ce un hazard ? Surement pas. Le neutre s’associe avec les couleurs
    environnantes vives. Model radieux!

  68. rick

    June 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    This photo is 10 years old, what does she look like now?

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