the shoes are amazing. i would feel like i could conquer the world in those shoes. the skirt is amazing. the white top underneath the black top looks like it would be uncomfortable and sort of breaks up the look a bit for me. her shoulders/facial expression/sunglasses trigger thoughts of linda hamilton from terminator 2, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
i love everything about this look — except the shoes. i think these balenciaga numbers are TOO of the moment…and they don’t quite complement the outfit that well. but everything else is beautiful on her–structural and sleek…very sophisticated!
I must agree with the rest of the comments. I like each element by itself – the aviators, the skirt (though I agree shorter for this woman), the shoes the graphic black and white. But it is not working – trying too hard attitude coming through, lack of joie de vivre. It needs deconstructing and messing up – maybe removing some of the the pieces shouting for attention? Letting her hair down?
get rid of those shoes! her hair and undertop go well with the sandstone backdrop…sart always has the knack of matching his subjects in so well with the environment. a true photographers eye. remember the dude with attitude carrying the polka dot bag? he went so well with the mies type windows in the new york background…
now this is how you combine trendy items without looking like a trend zombie.
the silhouette is working for her, I like how she’s wearing a very covering outfit, but offsets that with some sexy, tall, strappy heels. and the aviators make me think she is unafraid in all aspects of her life. powerhouse!
AMAZING. I think the shoes add just the right edge to the outfit. I would have like to see just a splash of color in there though, even if it was a soft neutral. Just something not black or white. Even a great big colorful cocktail ring for day. Otherwise, a fabulous look!
I’m trying to figure out why an interesting, stylish outfit on a very attractive woman doesn’t quite make it. Every piece is good, and consistent with the slightly severe look. (Even her hands look like fists, but only because she is holding things — an accident of the moment, but one that fits the whole effect).
I think everyone is correct that it has something to do with how the skirt length and shoes change the proportions.
The jacket with big sleeves and the shape of the neckline with the white shirt underneath, all make the shoulder area look very wide — even more so because her hair is combed tightly against her head.
The lean skirt would work great with this, but its length and the chunky shoes shorten her legs. It is as if you expect/want a triangle from shoulder to foot, but it gets cut off at the knees.
I think it would work better if the skirt was about 2″ below the knee and the shoes were stiletto pumps or sandals. Then it would have that 1940s tough, sexy, broad-shouldered look, and her legs would have a really long line from belt to toe tip.
It’s fascinating to try to understand what an impact such seemingly small details can have!