Monday, August 30, 2010

On the Street….Proportion Play, New York

Our eyes play tricks on us.

This young lady looks almost provocative with her tailored jacket and long, summer legs. However, under that jacket, she was wearing the same jean shorts that all the other young ladies are wearing this time of year. From the front she would seem unremarkable, but from the back it’s a whole different story.


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  1. Nolita

    August 30, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Love jacket and the light yellow hat is cool!

    –Nolita Vintage–

  2. Prutha

    August 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

    love the color of the benie!!

  3. abataba

    August 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I like her look!!!!

  4. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Goodness, I love this idea! How cheeky.

  5. Nadine2point0

    August 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Lovely – and you're right…her legs looks beautiful!

  6. bubbs...

    August 30, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Love her blazer! Interesting how perspectives can play tricks…


  7. âś„ Fabric U âś„

    August 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I like her knit hat…it looks like one of the popular patterns on Ravelry. I'd like this outfit better with some wedgies or some shoes with height. It would be a little more sassy.

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  8. Kathleen

    August 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Understood. I have worn several "tunic" length tops and jackets lately that both hit nearly the bottom of my shorts. I have often wondered if this is proper or tacky looking. But then I think, "Its summer and 110 degrees outside, one must do what one must do". I think this young lady looks great, the shoes speak volumes. They tell you, when she turns around she's going to look just great. I looks forward to the weather cooling down and being able to wear a blazer. Wow, what a wonderful thought!

  9. lindsay michele

    August 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

    And she's wearing Toms!

  10. la recessionista

    August 30, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Yeah actually she almost looks naked ! I love the color of her hat !

  11. Jin

    August 30, 2010 at 10:52 am

    It's always something you can't see that creates the fantasy. And her legs and the unseen face are the biggest fantasy in this shot.

  12. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

    this would look better with heels. It would elongate her already beautiful legs and add to the proportion of the jacket.

    • Name*

      April 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      No, it would then be simple and tacky. The reason it works is that she isn’t trying to show off her legs, she just is. Shorts with heels is almost always a bad idea. But especially here it would ruin everything. But of course some men simply like things like that, because oits more “sexy” which trumps style to them.
      This way is perfect.

  13. the boot

    August 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

    she is gorgeous! what a flawless fall look!

  14. Anna Mavromatis

    August 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

    perhaps out of proportion?

  15. L ~DIY Diva~

    August 30, 2010 at 10:55 am

    loving the beanie with the blazer!


  16. DebbieJ

    August 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

    This does look provocative but in a sexy way :) Luckily she's wearing shorts!



  17. Juliet

    August 30, 2010 at 10:59 am

    She's charming!

    juliet xxx

  18. J.Teheren

    August 30, 2010 at 11:01 am

    She is enticing yet enchanting. Awesome look, and yes, Toms do rock!!!

  19. kor-jjung

    August 30, 2010 at 11:04 am

    yellow caps .. cute!!!

  20. suicide_blond

    August 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

    i dunno.. i kinda feel like if you wear a knit cap you almost need pants.. ;-)
    of course if i had legs like that good luck getting pants on me…ever!

  21. Splendid Sass

    August 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I thought she was naked. Love the hat.

  22. Karen Wallace

    August 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Love the yellow and blue. Warmly, Karen


    August 30, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I love that hat because it is such a bright color. You are right, fantastic from the back. x

  24. CW

    August 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I like this look, too!

  25. Pretty Kitty Publishing

    August 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

    That touch of buttery yellow is a rich choice and compliments the jacket nicely.

    Here is a late-summer version of the "pants-less" look that was a hit at the top of spring season.

  26. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I love that she looks relaxed and comfortable in her outfit, but at the same time, so sassy. Even the way she stands suggests confidence. She's great.

  27. CĂ©line

    August 30, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Really great outfit!

  28. Dorien

    August 30, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Her hat is very cool ! I wish it was weather like that over here so I can wear my denim shorts too :p !

  29. jimjims

    August 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Winter time from the waist up!

  30. ~Julls~

    August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    So true!
    Love the blazer tho!

  31. Misnomer

    August 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Very cheeky. Too hot to wear a blazer at all where I live, but she tempts me to try!

  32. Blissitydoodah

    August 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    She is showing off her best feature!
    WOnderful…although I DO want to see the front (and I was secretly hoping she had on jean shorts..cutoffs…)

  33. Kristen

    August 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Interesting point of view. I do love the idea of the bold jacket with the playful Toms shoes!

  34. Jason laucht

    August 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    are those TOMS shes wearing?? nice outfit BTW. but its getting cold now for this kinda look

  35. Laura Harris

    August 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    just the perfect outfit for summer! she's effortlessly stunning! xxx

  36. Pete

    August 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    The hat is the best thing about this. So colourful :D
    She does have pretty amazing legs though too it has to be said!

  37. Lisa Petrarca

    August 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I love the bright yellow beanie & the fact that you posted her from behind.

    Always finding the interesting surprises to share Scott!

  38. The Covetist

    August 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    stunning shot and commentary.

    The Covetist

  39. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    i totally agree! love it!

  40. Laura

    August 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I like yellow touch!

  41. CP

    August 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm

  42. honeyfashioniscoming

    August 30, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    nice style, although I would like to see her also from the front.

  43. TeeAndCake

    August 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    ..beautiful! :)

  44. Miss DeltaG

    August 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    i want her legs!:)
    nice hat color!
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  45. Iris Tinunin

    August 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    beautiful legs!
    lucky her :D

  46. Monika

    August 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    cool outfit&very nice comment:)

  47. M. Roseleine

    August 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Loving the hat! What a gorgeous shot!


  48. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Wow! If I had mile-long legs like hers, I too would risk looking like I had forgotten my pants! Alas, I am not as bold as she…

  49. Natalya's Closet

    August 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Great post, I love the tricks our eyes play on us. She's totally rocking that neon beanie too! XOXO, Natalya

  50. Bojan

    August 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    A yellow cap looks great! The combination of jacket, shorts and a knit cap is wonderful!

  51. nemee

    August 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I really like this post, and I completely agree. She looks great.

  52. Jakarech

    August 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    LOVE this!! She looks great!!

    I like her hat as well!

  53. Suze

    August 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    love the outfit! great photo!

  54. el ojo de la aguja

    August 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    i love the efect of her long legs with the blazer. colour combination is interesting as well.

  55. Lady Moriarty

    August 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I adore this, everything is different from the front !

  56. Rachael

    August 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    It's amazing how blazers can change an outfit!

  57. Javi

    August 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Love those shoes Rodia

  58. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    cheeky yet woolly

  59. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    August 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Nice shot)) But I totally understand what you are talking about: same thing happened to me last friday as I went to the salon, wearing shorts and (well, not a jacket) white cardigan:)

  60. genevieve, sandbox romance

    August 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Oh, what fun! Love the pop of color from the hat. It's so funny how the most alluring images always seem to reveal only snippets of a person; from the front, this would have been just another shot of just another girl.

  61. Alex Ingram

    August 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Cool hat. Love the Blog.
    Be sure to follow mine at and follow me on twitter at tuxandtie
    Thanks Alex

  62. Laurie

    August 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Heels would be cheezy/tarty…to those who suggested it. It's too predictable.
    She looks perfect.
    …WAY better than those tourists across the street!

  63. sphisticate

    August 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    thank you so much! this is exactly what i'm going to wear tomorrow. not with a yellow cap, but with cap for sure…. :)

  64. CICIDI

    August 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    great legs matched with a great hat. Love it!

  65. La Petite Anglaise

    August 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    this is such a lovely trans-seasonal look. Chic and tailored and just a little bit cheeky. It can't be easy to show and much (long and tanned – jealous, moi?) leg, wear a luminous yellow oversized beanie and STILL work the look with an air of sophistication. I'm impressed and slightly envious. X

  66. Dorothy

    August 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Super cute! She completely pulls it off too, and like everyone else has commented, I too love that hat!

    Dorothy x

  67. SabinePsynopsis

    August 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    With legs like this I think she can wear as short as she feels like.

  68. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I like this look, but you have to remember sometimes fashion can get you into trouble. I had a similar look like this and walking home one night, some man followed be and grabbed my but from behind :(. I was fine and he ran away, but still. We got to remember sometimes I think, that we have to be careful what we choose to wear where.

    • Name*

      April 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Thats living your life in fear.

  69. Johara

    August 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    its your eye for such things that make you an artist :)

  70. Carrie

    August 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    nice legs, however i cannot stand those types of hats, it looks like an octopus is attacking her head.

  71. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    totally agree with your comment on the back vs. the front. from the back you imagine that shes wearing something very chic and cool–it gives the picture an air of mystery

  72. Emily (Travel and Toile)

    August 30, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    This is absolutely excellent.

  73. HannaV

    August 30, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Her 'hat' is really cool!

  74. ritournelleblog

    August 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Amazing legs!

  75. Ashley

    August 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm

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  76. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Great shot of a girl with beautiful proportions.

  77. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    not working for me. sorry, it just looks like she forgot to put on pants. nothing arty about it.

  78. brightlightsbigcity

    August 30, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    i have that problem all the time! people are always yelling at me to put pants on so i have to turn around-sorry my sweater is longer than my shorts

  79. Kevin Park

    August 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Still unimpressive from the back, I'd say…from the back she just look like she forgot to wear pants.

    Proportion? what proportion?

  80. Ashley k

    August 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I believe he makes an interesting point. I would walk up behind her and say wow, that girl could probably use a some more clothes, and yet as she turns around i would've realized she has shorts on and i wear the same kind of shorts sometimes. Should women not wear shorts this short or just not jackets that long at the same time? The photo is also interesting because of the use of color and angle. The eye level is shorter so she has to have been standing there for a decent amount of time for the picture to have been shot at a low angle, which sparks the question for me, what's she looking at? Are the people across the street looking at the same thing?

  81. Ashley

    August 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Great colors, awesome legs, etc!

  82. Rhofy Evaldez

    August 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    That is so true! Hahaha!

  83. J.Ro

    August 30, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    With those legs, she needs to go on tour with Tina.

  84. FashCity

    August 31, 2010 at 12:44 am

    the pop of yellow looks great! amazing photo

  85. derek

    August 31, 2010 at 1:03 am

    i love that illusion

  86. agenzia hostess Roma

    August 31, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Too good post and superb model, Thanks.

  87. M

    August 31, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I’ve actually done this but with a long cardigan & skirt not jean cutoffs but to the same she-forgot-her-bottoms-effect.


  88. Stephanie

    August 31, 2010 at 2:25 am

    what a gorgeous picture! And I love how the angle you view her at totally changes the perception of her… sort of perfect for fashion.

  89. Mani

    August 31, 2010 at 2:29 am

    She looks great from behind!

  90. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Beautiful picture, gorgeous legs, but the hat's gotta go. The weather is too hot/ humid in NYC for that. How can she stand it?

  91. Catherine

    August 31, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Yes probably different from the front. Funny and awesome legs. Great jacket

  92. Liz S

    August 31, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Like the sexy Cake song goes for Short Skirt Long Jacket….

    I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
    I want a girl who knows what's best
    I want a girl with shoes that cut
    And eyes that burn like cigarettes

    I want a girl with the right allocations
    Who's fast and thorough
    And sharp as a tack
    She's playing with her jewelry
    She's putting up her hair
    She's touring the facility
    And picking up slack

    I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket……

  93. KC

    August 31, 2010 at 3:58 am

    those jean short shorts are so popular these days. and wearing them with a long jacket like this cheats everyone.

  94. Loresfashion

    August 31, 2010 at 4:15 am

  95. BonBloyage

    August 31, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Its nice the comvination of a formal blazzer & a yellow hat. Jst luv it! :P

  96. MJCK

    August 31, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Love the hat and the shoes, I barely wore any other shoes this summer myself, haha.

  97. dishly

    August 31, 2010 at 4:43 am

    ahah cuuuute beanie!!
    and yes very naughty from the back!! tsk tsk young lady

  98. K

    August 31, 2010 at 5:46 am

    I like her outfit, I would wear the same thing if my legs were like that!

  99. E...

    August 31, 2010 at 6:32 am

    The yellow touch changes the outfit completely…it's the magic touch that can make a good look or a bad look!

  100. I Love My Frames

    August 31, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Cool hat! Love the colour X

  101. martinha-princesa

    August 31, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Actually she's wearing PAEZ and not Tom's!

  102. FashionLifeCoach

    August 31, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Different and fresh, but still I fancy more the layered look, also from the back view.

  103. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Another great photo! She has great legs & fer attire somehow works. Would have liked to see her from the front too!

  104. pauletta

    August 31, 2010 at 9:07 am

    love the combination of summer and winter in the look
    also the formal jacket and casual- holiday-like shoes

  105. Caddy

    August 31, 2010 at 9:07 am

    The shoes were the first things that caught my eye. TOMS??

  106. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I work with her at Superdry! That's domonique!
    Her and that bright green hat all the time. She's fun!


    August 31, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I like her look…great jacketsa

  108. pinky

    August 31, 2010 at 11:08 am

    does she or doesn't she? hmmmm.

  109. V.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:28 am

    haha she owned all of us for a moment :)
    like the short-blazer style!

  110. Guido

    August 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Great blazer!!! Love her hat also.

  111. Guido

    August 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Great blazer!!! Love the hat as well!

  112. MELISSA Z.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    what a beautiful legs! <3

  113. Zerrin

    August 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    awesome legs:)

  114. Valentine

    August 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Love the hat and the legs…
    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  115. Taylor

    August 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Clever pic, I love it! She looks great!

  116. kelli

    August 31, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    heels would have made this look outstanding.

  117. Alizée G.

    September 1, 2010 at 6:05 am

    j'adore cettre difference entre le cotĂ© tres courts des shorts, robe ou jupes cette annĂ©e et le cotĂ© douillet que l'on veut nous enseigner… cette fille a l'air tres jolie en tout cas et son bonnet me donne terriblement envie :) !
    Bisous, bisous, Alizée G.

  118. Sylvia

    September 1, 2010 at 10:43 am

    The material is beautiful too. It gives her a real look of luxury. The material makes you want to touch her

  119. Román Iglesias

    September 1, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Yesterday I friend of mine wear like this

  120. Sarah

    September 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    i love seeing girls do that, i also love doing it myself! Plus the way her body is posed to a tilt gives the blazer's wavy curves an extra something.

  121. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    oh my god!i feel like i'm looking at myself in this shot!i have a similar blazer, a similar yellow hat and i pretty much dress like this all the time, down to the invisible denim shorts and flats…and what i can see of her facial structure resembles mine. we even have almost the same complexion and figure.
    i wish i could contact her somehow…

  122. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Cool! She has awesome legs.

  123. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I'd be willing to bet she's pretty remarkable from the front.

  124. "Haute Girl"

    September 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Love this look & her long leggs!!

  125. [anna]

    September 1, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    lovely. i've never thought about it in a "doublesided" way…but it's so true!

  126. November Grey

    September 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Gorgeous! I love throwing a blazer over tiny shorts. Such a sexy trick.


  127. john

    September 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I love the look from the back and the legs are good. Would have been interesting to have a frontal photo as well to see the full contrast of the outfit with hidden shorts.

  128. honeybeeandme

    September 3, 2010 at 10:01 am



  129. Ideasbaj

    September 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I would love to see the front of the outfit, but so far it has lovely potential. nothing like long lovely legs on a summers day and a cheeky outfit to match.

  130. kostas

    September 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Great style!

  131. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Great legs! Like the shoes and cap combo, makes the look.

  132. The Vogue Diaries

    September 10, 2010 at 9:32 am

    love it!
    Giveaway: Enter to win a bottle of Chanel Khaki Vert nail polish!

  133. Laura

    September 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Amazing photos :) I love the yellow hat


  134. M. Keith Harris

    September 14, 2010 at 12:37 am

    the girl in the yellow dress with all the tats is awesome. What great style.

  135. RCVW - Global

    September 19, 2010 at 2:34 am

    awesome…my girlfriend does this with my blazer's hence the term boyfriend blazer.

  136. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 7:20 am

    this is sexy.
    bery sexy.

  137. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    the best thing bout this outfit
    THE TOMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (shoes)

  138. riaprieto

    September 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    i <3 TOMS!

  139. Fan

    September 28, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Looks like Vaneska from Toronto.

  140. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Does she leaves her pants at home?????

  141. katrina kaif

    November 24, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I love throwing a blazer over tiny shorts.

  142. Priyanka Chopra Wallpapers

    April 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Sounds familiar, Looks like Vaneska from Toronto.

  143. Get out of Debt

    May 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I love the bright yellow beanie & the fact that you posted her from behind, heh, thnx for the photos.

  144. Martine

    September 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Ok, I can’t wait to wear this. Absolutely perfect idea. The heels would totally ruin it. Then it loses all meaning, because jean shorts and heels are tacky together. in fact heels look tacky a lot more often then people think. They look amazing with short dresses as long as the person wearing them doesn’t wear much make up, so you keep the summer image. They also look great with wide pants, but I can not think of any reason other then that to wear high heels. Men always say they wish a woman like that would wear heels. But if she did you would see how it just ruins things. Heels never really flatter legs unless they are with pants, and they make them look bulky. Also, they look like someone is trying very hard. With flatts any look is casual. She looks perfectly perfect like that.

  145. Rafaela Hamdn

    April 27, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Excellent, delighted it was beneficial.

  146. Valentina

    May 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Its seams to me some times, that people dress to catch the attention of others, and to be taken in photos.Just silly
    Its a carnival ball…ugly…

  147. mp3juicepro

    June 3, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Looks very impressive.

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