Thursday, April 21, 2011

On the Street….Old Billingsgate Walk, London


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  1. the nyanzi report

    April 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

    This is such an enticing colour scheme going on here. A visual treat indeed.

  2. Kate

    April 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Truly amazing, such a brilliant mix of colours!

  3. shooting star

    April 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    why so serious??
    love the bag/purse she's carrying!!!

  4. lafle

    April 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    how eclectic! and bravely :) great for me!:)

  5. Alice

    April 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    What a lush, rich outfit! So sumptuous and fine…

    Just a Silhouette

  6. Collections

    April 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    The fur. Love it.

    Fashionable Collections

  7. Melissa

    April 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    she's got a very interesting style

  8. Marcel Da Chump

    April 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    She has so much to smile about–but she's no mood.
    And I respect that.

  9. Raloo

    April 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Love the lime green & lilac combination, although I'm not sure that the accessories are from the same story as the coat…
    But I'm pretty sure it's the first time I see fur and silk together.
    Anyway, very interesting shot, like always :-)

  10. Sandy Leonard Snaps

    April 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Wish I could pull off this look. Alas, I think I'd look like 'M. Butterfly' if I tried. Still, she looks great.

  11. Annette

    April 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    A bit too crazy for my taste, but the colors are certainly an interesting combination. I admire her for wearing exactly what she wants, and you for taking her photo!

  12. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Beautifully shot–it captures a Poiret-reminiscent orientalism.

  13. agata

    April 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    the colours are perfect in this look!

  14. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Great photograph. The contrasting textures are fantatsic – esp. the granite building exterior, the window grate and the stenciled lettering in the window as a backdrop to the bright colors.

    I'm sure the posters here will rave about her bag, and I'll defer to the swarm on that. I do like what she's trying to do here – give us a bolt of color on a dreary London day. While her kimono is lovely, I give this look a thumbs down outside of the boudoir. And I have no idea what that chartreuse thing is, but it looks a little weather-worn.

    I just don't get it.

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    April 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

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  16. shervinnassi.blogspot

    April 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Brilliant oriental dominance in such a simple elegant way!

  17. Decorative Throw Pillows

    April 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    How chic!xx

  18. Vasilieva

    April 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    the colours are superb

  19. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    i want to see what shoes she's picked to go with this frock…

  20. Amy

    April 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    This is such a great picture– I love the somewhat serious glance over her shoulder juxtaposed with the whimsicality of her outfit. Also fun and unusual: a pop of neon with saturated pastel colors.

  21. Greggy

    April 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    WOW that fur scarf is tremendous!

    love all the colours here!

  22. Cassandra

    April 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    This is so very london. She reminds me of an English Norma Desmond. The colors are wonderful.

  23. Naftali Stern

    April 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Love the embroidery detail!


  24. Simona

    April 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm


  25. AONIE

    April 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    very cool colors…

  26. thefashionguitar

    April 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Talking about color blocking! Wow, she did an amazing job. Love it!

    xo Charlotte

  27. Jessie

    April 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    what an eloquent look. she looks stunning! you always capture the best moments.

  28. Mila

    April 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Wonderful colors!

  29. o s o p o l a r

    April 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    nice embroidery

  30. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp

    April 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    This is the famous cocoon coat…so rarely seen nowadays. But I like the purple and the dash of chartreuse. Completely refreshing.

  31. comme fraiche

    April 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I like the embroidery on her coat and the color is different,
    I've seen a lot of black and dark tones lately so a change is

  32. Golden Girl Olive

    April 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Such a unique choice for day.


  33. The Lifestyle News

    April 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I love this colors!!

    really nice picture


  34. Shannon Elle

    April 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    The pop of color here is awakening to the eye, especially set against the dreary background. Pastel pink and purple mixed was popular in the 80's and I like it mixed up with the fluoro green dipped fur – a nice take on the hair trend since she has short hair (or for someone who doesn't want to color their long hair). The kimono reminds me of something either to be worn only in the confines of one's home or Mrs. Roper's tacky mu'umu'us from the American television comedy Three's Company. The bag is fantastic and I want to steal it, although trying to see the straps… A great photograph, not my style, but I can appreciate her expression as wonderful nonetheless.
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  35. Gal Meets Glam

    April 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    stunning colors, i love it

  36. 2heels1flash

    April 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    KImono power!!!!!

  37. songbird

    April 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    i really like the bag.but not liking the coat color.
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  38. elxoxodetuprima

    April 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Oh my God!! that is a Paul Poiret’s Révérend Coat which was worn by Jeanne Boivin-Poiret, 1905, in silk damask with silk floss embroidery. There is one, very much similar exposed at the
    Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.
    She is brave wearing it.A fashion statement in itself!

  39. heatherheartsfashion

    April 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    this gyal knows what she's doing, trrue steez.

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  40. Bruna Venâncio

    April 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    She's brave. But I dislike those colors…

  41. you can call me mary...

    April 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    i really hope she's wearing overalls underneath like Ouiser Boudreaux.

  42. Doortje

    April 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Wish there were people walking around like that here in the boring Netherlands.. Unfortunately, there aren't. Great outfit.

  43. The Science Fair

    April 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Beautiful photo.


  44. Cecille

    April 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm


  45. Evan

    April 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

  46. tallulah

    April 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I agree with the Poiret inspired comment although I think that, perhaps, she feels a little uncomfortable wearing this. She looks fantastic – except for maybe the bag.

  47. litlstrawberry

    April 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    The piece itself is pretty but not with the green collar… well, maybe I am Asia, this is just awkward seeing on the street currently…she could be a princess from Mongolian traveling by time machine. ^^

    But again, in fashion, it is gorgeous!!

  48. ▲▲Lacing Up▲▲

    April 21, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    love the colors!!!

  49. La Petit Monique

    April 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Wow! I am in love with colours! She looks amazing!

  50. theartofbeingfashionable

    April 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    loving the two tone scarf…


  51. sprinklesoneverything

    April 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Awesome pictures, love candids!


  52. BeLighter

    April 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    What a gorgeous colour! And the embroidery is simply exquisite!
    Great photo!

  53. Caroline

    April 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    As the fur could have given a tacky mage her look becomes glamorous in context with the jacket and the pink bag.

  54. The Foolish Aesthete

    April 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I was just saying elsewhere how much I like the apple green and violet combination!

  55. Tracy Wohlgenant

    April 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    So 1920s, love the colors. But most of all, I love her lipstick. And the rest of her fresh, unembellished, very English face.

  56. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 1:06 am

    That coat is something else! Love her expression, too. Looks like she's thinking that if one more person is snarky about her chartreuse boa she's going to stuff it up his/her nose.

  57. LoveE ♥

    April 22, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Love the colour palette here, just amazing!

  58. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 2:46 am

    What a gorgeous,gorgeous girl, I actually saw her walking down the street in this outfit and she looked amazing !!! BTW. she had on denim jeans and leopard skin vintage YSL,S

  59. yuyu holickova

    April 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Where they live foxes with a green tail?
    great color combination



    April 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Beyond love these looks!

  61. Contact

    April 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

  62. Izzen

    April 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Lime and purple? Reminds me of my teenage dreams.

  63. perrt

    April 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    love the color combo but not the textures…? lovely lip color and bag.

  64. discount louis vuitton

    April 22, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I'm SO not a fan of this look. But what I do like are her red nails peeking out and her red bag. What's happening with the rolled up pants? It feels like way too much navy. Is that possible?

  65. Anonymous

    April 23, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Finally COLOUR! More please!!!

  66. M.J.Woodbridge

    April 23, 2011 at 1:33 am

    loving the bright colored furs of late.

  67. IS THIS IT? models review

    April 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Mmm, don't know, maybe way too eclectic for me…

  68. E...

    April 23, 2011 at 11:16 am


  69. The Red Velvet Shoe

    April 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I agree with anonymous who said "Poiret-reminiscent orientalism"…she has a bit of a Dorothy Parker aire about her…

  70. Anonymous

    April 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Wow, that Asian coat/robe is absolutely DIVINE!

  71. makeupfanatic

    April 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    WOW! I am loving this cocoon coat! Color, shape, detailing, everything!

  72. youth styler

    April 24, 2011 at 6:19 am

    so lovely, i like the color………yeah

  73. Maryanne

    April 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

    beginning to wonder if fashion is for the wearer..or the viewer?

    was this outfit put together because of a love for colour?
    put together to elicit double takes.

  74. Roberto Pires

    April 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Paul Poiret is not dead…

  75. Malo

    April 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    What a colorful lady…



  76. Carolina Benoit

    April 26, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Her face… And yes, the look is absolutely Paul Poiret

  77. The Styley

    April 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Beautiful colors, and I love the backward glance.

  78. shabnam

    April 27, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Cool site!!! Lots of fashionable stuffs!!!

  79. Paula

    April 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    yes yes hercule pierot…….or mata hari!

  80. Habu

    April 29, 2011 at 4:34 am

    wow. this silhouette looks like japanese kimono… cool.

  81. Fluent in Fashion

    April 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Each piece individually is amazing, especially the jacket but all together. Wow, it's on a whole new level. I bet she is an artist, at the very least she has an amazing sense of style and color matching. I love that she is not wearing a lot of make-up, she has such beautiful skin and the lipstick does the trick.

  82. lollipop4598

    May 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Its not a kimono, people. Its a coat. A wonderful coat, with a very cool fur collar. I absolutely love it, and her matching lipstuff.

  83. Hazel

    May 3, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Wonderful – love the Poiret orientalism

  84. Carlos Contreras

    May 4, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I think that stunnig kimono comes from Elisa Palomino first colection.
    She looks terrific, I love it!

  85. TheRussian

    October 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    She is Russian, for sure…

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