I have often read the main advantage of high heels is that they make your legs look longer, slimmer. What happens when you are wearing very uncomfortable heels, but then wear socks? Does it make your legs look short and stumpy, or is it just me? I would just take the socks off, and this would be a great outfit!
Wow. What a beautiful girl. There's not link to "Home" from your twitter posts. I know its a minor thing, but when I click on one of your twitter links to your pics, I usually wind up wanting to browse the rest of the blog posts.
I absolutely love this look – I am thrilled that "pretty" is everywhere these days! The scarf on the bag is a great touch but I'm not convinced that any pair of legs could get away with socks and pumps.
Wow! This look would normally make me cringe (the whole grown woman in little girls clothes thing). But she pulls it off. Maybe it's her hair, or the sophisticated bag and shoes? Fashion experts: what is it? I would pair this look with a different dress for myself…something more form-fitting. But this looks great on her.
I love this photo, especially the background. She wears the girly combination very well. Socks in shoes/high heels can look very charming, actually. I would wear the socks a bit higher or choose a different type of texture (something like Garance did on one of the fantastic Paris-pictures last month). But it works for her! Scarf on bag is also amazing, lovely. It's a real trend I think, I immediately remember the lovely lady in hijab whom you shot in Melbourne…
To address Christy's comment regarding why this works on a lady of this age, I would say it is not merely a slightly mature aesthetic to the look, it is her look, meaning her gaze! look at those eyes… The dress may say Lolita, but the eyes tell a different story.
And red lipstick on a beautiful pout doesn't hurt either.
What a great shot! Luv the combo of the scarf and the graffiti in the background… Not to mention the subject!!You wouldn't by any chance know the name of this beautiful young lady? Is it Aline (or Misi)… beacuse if it is, she's an old childhood friend… would luv to know!
Very cute, almost juvenile. I think it's the socks that make it so. PS~ I love to see the graff in the back! It always makes for the best background! You can almost tell what city you are in by the writing on the walls.
I think socks and heels are a great ressurection from past fashion, particularly the 1950s. Visible socks with dainty shoes is also a style associated with childrenswear and youth; so I think worn correctly, they can look so chic.
I love how the flecks of blue in the scarf are brought out by the colour of her dress and socks and hairtie on her wrist. Attention to nuances is true style I think.
Actually, the outfit with socks is not confusing at all. Many of you are missing the details here. I see the outfit as a sort of dressing for the artist, ready to be captured, hence the photograoh being posted here, hence having caught the eye of the photographer.
She is beautiful. Both she and her outfit remind me of Christina Amphlett of the Divinyls. The little girl gone punk look. Her look is extreme "80's feminine punk" but like Snowflake, she reins it back in with the lovely hair and makeup. I love it!
Its a fine line between pleasure and pain Youve done it once you can do it again Whatever you done dont try to explain Its a fine, fine line between pleasure and pain
I'm a little disconserted by the socks, but I don't mean in a conservative way! I think the whimsical feeling can be projected without heels-with-socks and those too-often-repeated inward-pointing toes.. She's very lovely and the dress is adorable. It reminds me of Scott's writing in the book of how he often/sometimes(?) doesn't like everything about the subject's look, but certain elements of it are striking.