fantastic. This goes to show that you can really wear basic, neutral clothes and make them one’s own with the right accessories. She has the knack. If the shoes had been red or blue….no. And her portfolio bag and turquoise watch are great counterpointsn to the shoes. Well, her great hair works as an accessory too. I find this inspiring because in the current economy it’s good to be reminded of the power of the accessory.
It seems the key to looking good with any wild accessory is to keep everything very simple. I don’t think I could stay upright in those shoes for any length of time, but I think they look cool on her. Amazing!
Those shoes are the best – so ‘statement’. I love London style, but I somehow feel that all styles from all cities are becoming indistinct. You couldn’t look at any photo on this site and guess which city the photograph is taken in. Globalisation.
Kudos! I looked at her outfit and thought “grey, grey black…” and bang! purple shoes! Great combo, I like this! Her bag is very pretty, too! (I noticed it a little later, after I stopped staring at her shoes)
Those shoes are amazing! The ensemble looks neutral, appropriate for the foggy English winter, but at the same time, the watch and shoes add spots of color to signal that life is not all dead in the winter…
I have to comment those shoes! They are purple, PURPLE my friend! And they are not an ugly purple color but a fantastic gougers one, the shoes are also extremely preatty. I do believe they wold have looked just as goo in white, example.
The purse has a vintage look too it and I love vintage, + her hair, so cool!!
POP! That’s what those shoes do. Oh, how I love this ensemble: the hair, the shoes, the monochrome outfit (might replace the brown bag with a black one just to further emphasize the contrast with the shoes). (Does anyone else think purple looks absolutely divine on dark-skinned women? It’s a natural association I’ve always made: purple and dark skin.)
she is beau-ti-ful! what fantastic style! my eyes do a dance to the song of every article: the warm jacket with what appears to be a string running through the buttons; the gorgeous bag and the divine shoes. she hit all the right notes.
I suppose that people who like colours (and I’m definitely one of them) have a huge problem to reach this kind of look. Mixing colours is so common skill comparing to the ability of using one colour so properly.
Gorgeous! But to me these extra-large clutch/portfolio purses just look cumbersome and forced. Maybe I just imagine how annoyed I’d be if I were carrying one around and needed a hand to do something else.
I know everyone is obsessed by the shoes (and I agree they are brilliantly eyecatching), but can someone tell me what’s going on with the bag? It looks to me as though it is tied by a piece of string to one of her buttons – am I imagining things?
In assembling her somewhat drab outfit, I believe this one thought, “I’m still alive and I am going to attest to that fact.” I think we all need a flash of color even if we do not smile all of the time. She is smiling somewhere in her heart and she wants the world to know.
fabulous shot. in response to an earlier comment about big city styles across the world becoming too samey as a result of globalisation, i think this is completely untrue. certainly, as a result of globalisation, ppl are more ‘international’, in that one can find more nationalities in a given city – but in no way, shape of form can the italian tailoring, fabrics and styles that sartorialist captures in milan/firenze be ever mistaken for london style! am i wrong?
Her hair is stunning! If even just a fraction of the people blessed with thicker hair tossed their straighteners and dumped their salon appointments, the world would be a more interesting place…
Also! I demand to know what she was wearing under that coat! That particular purple is just too warm (or something) for that grey, but against all black, it could be good, and the nonstop black would tie the purples in the bag to the purple in the shoes, too.
Every once in a while, I start to feel redundant in my palette of black/grey/red/dark denim, but just thinking about some simple dress over those tights and with those shoes has me appreciating how slick primarily black outfits look. x)
I love it! I've promised myself to add a lil bit more color to my wardrobe this spring.. And climb out of the matchy-matchy/bows& flowers-y/black&neutrals pit I seem to have fallen into.. I still like bows and flowery stuff.. I'm just gonna throw a little psychedelic in there! Liking the turquoise wristwatch/bracelet too..
This made me smile. I love that it is purple. I don’t think any other colour would have attained the HI WORLD I’M HERE effect as stunningly. The turquoise and the beautiful bag serve as smart counterbalancing choices.
she is a friend from art school and i didnt know she was on this blog, but we saw her in the london paper. someone mentioned the globalisation of trends, finding it hard to define fashion to a city, atiena is from paris which probably gives her an advantage: she was brought up to glide in stilettos!
i love your blog!!I added to my blog! This shoes are one of the things i never would buy but then I saw someone who looks so wonderful with them. It is a matter of style, but I’m learning day by day, jeje. Kisses
fantastic. This goes to show that you can really wear basic, neutral clothes and make them one's own with the right accessories. She has the knack. If the shoes had been red or blue….no. And her portfolio bag and turquoise watch are great counterpointsn to the shoes.