Crazy that this totally 80′s high school hipster look is based around a Marc Jacobs dress…no, wait, it isn’t; it is like we have come around to where the 2000′s version of the hip, young thrift store shopper buys her clothing from a man who bases his second line on the young hip versions of her from the 70′s-90′s.
Whew–makes my head spin. She looks just like several of my best friends from 1987–CUTE.
I can’t say how many times I see girls attempting this sort of look and falling short. She truly has perfect execution: the perfect length of the scarf, the slightly offsetting colour of the boots and the fabulous hair.
love how she pulled off this colorful look so effortlessly. it just works for her…like she rolled outta bed, threw it on, and was out the door. NICE!
only one little gripe. i CAN’T stand the sight of “it” bags. u know, the ones that u see lohan, hiltons, simpsons sporting and then see replicas being sold by city street vendors in multitudes of skittle colors. yea, not too crazy bout that.
but, overall, very cute. i esp. love the dress and her hair.
Too bad she’s on Bleecker though. I’m sorry, I love fashion but I just can’t support what’s happening to our beloved Bleecker street. It goes way beyond Gentrification, and has become a complete selling of part of the soul of the Village. Every local, unique store has closed down to make way for high-priced chains that could afford quadrupled rent. Did you know one of those little stores costs $19,000 to rent out? Only Flagship stores that could afford to lose money can open there.
There’s soon to be really nothing NY about that street – only an empty shell of what people think NY is ‘supposed to look like.’ Not unlike Universal Studios….
What makes this look work? It’s quirky and individualistic. The pieces are all good on their own, but she’s in one style from the top of that difficult (yet flattering) haircut to the bottom of those unfashionable (yet deliberately stylish) pixie boots. Her sense of colour is quite sophisticated – if you mixed all the bright colours in the plaid dress with black, you’d get something very near the brown of the scarf. I’d love to see her on a different day to see if she consistently pulls off such artistry.
There’s no ignoring the fact that this (beautifully photographed) woman is quite attractive, young, thin, and leggy – she could look good in a bin liner (with a wide red faux-croc cummerbund, no doubt!). But there’s something more at work here than conventional beauty. Her elegant hands and delicate smile lend a kind of grace that leavens a combination of elements that might have looked a clashing mess on another attractive woman. Imagine P*ris Hilt*n in the same outfit, if you dare.
What doesn’t work? The bag. Block it out with you hand to see the difference. Call me kuh-razy, but I think a white or off-white bag would better balance the volume of darks.