I love, especially, her convincing use of a high waistline (Thom Browne for women?) and those shoes, which seem to nod to the faintly turn-of-the-century flavor of this waist height/skirt length. I also appreciate the way the look is demure, feminine, and casual, but a bit more mysterious than conservative; and evocative of winter but perfectly adapted to global warming…
She’s Beautiful with a capital B! The skirt reminds me of a skirt I actually tried to *make* in high school. I wore it with tights, natch, and brown perforated wooden platform t-straps; I wish I had those shoes now. And I love the blue storefront.
And the gray tights. I’m still loving them, but I can’t find a pair to save my life. I’m making do with a darker charcoal, but still.
I appreciate the individual pieces, but I don’t think this look is very flattering. the shoes are great, but IMO need a shorter skirt to avoid looking dowdy. the skirt seems to be so high it’s right under her breasts and makes her look like she’s got a tummy. the jacket gets lost under that scarf. Again, great pieces and clearly this beautiful woman has impeccable taste, but I just think that the proportions are a bit off here. -p.
ok, I take it back, the skirt is not “so high it appears to start under her breasts,” but I still think that a shorter skirt (with a lower waist or the top not tucked in like that) would be more flattering and I would have loved to see more of that jacket. -p.
This photo’s background does more for her than the outfit itself does. Snapping her in front of that storefront — with that lovely blue paint that plays off her flannel skirt — is just a wonderful moment.
she was outside APC but my guess is her clothes are all Marc Jacobs
She was with Venetia Scott who is one of Marc Jacobs creative consultants ( i guess that is how to phrase her job). I shot Venetia for the new video I did for Style.com. She looks so cool and what she says is really funny/cool. The video should be up by the end of the month.
Her style seems more oriented towards Prada sensibilities, the age and the proportions are more “mature” than the Chloe spirit. What is interesting is that in deed this woman manages to make the clothes stay in a very specific identity. I looooove those shoes, but I think the shoes add gravity to any age. I prefer them in slim silhouettes than this one. They always remind me of and old italian or spanish woman in a church, and wearing smaller pieces making the whole look more ethereal might work better.
Thanks to your keen eye, I’m now appreciating textures and proportions more than ever. That’s kind of what makes this outfit work–good balance of textures (light frilly blouse, flannel skirt, textured tights, smooth stacked-heel oxfords) and proportions (high-waist A-line skirt, big scarf, good heel-to-leg-exposure ratio).
I’m a long time lurker but a first time poster. I love her clothes, smile, everything. But I have to laugh because being short and short waisted almost every skirt I’ve ever tried on fits me this way! Somehow it just doesn’t look as good on me though.
I visit your site every day and have received much sartorial inspiration which I use to liven up my frumpy California ex-urban community.