the girl on the top: bless her, she spoilt that sweet dress with the made-for-home shoes and the made-for-war bag. I suppose some people will think the shoes and bag spunkify the dress but I’m afraid its just haram.
the girl on the bottom: this is a beautiful shot. and she is so halal. you captured the all-american tomboy perfectly.
Like the look on both chicks… I have always been partial to orange and some of my favorite ties are variatios of that color. I specially like the dress in the top photo and the converse shoes in the botton. Converse bring back memories from my childhood.
Ah, Firenze. It’s a great city for people watching, and you see some very interesting styles. Funny that these two are wearing the same stripes. The second girl is standing near Pasticceria Paszkowski in Piazza della Repubblica, and in front of the Edison bookstore, two of Florence’s oldest establishments.
The first woman looks so natural and comfortable. And stylish! Really, really lovely! This is what beauty is all about, NOT who can cover themselves in the greatest number of designer labels. This is the kind of photo I’ve been dying to see you bring back after a slew of so many models and Vogue staffers. Thank you!
I am usually not a converse fan or a sneaker fan period for that matter but I’m kind of liking hers. The design brings such new life to a classic. Not to mention the fading of the shoes is just the charater that makes the shoes just right. Nice!!
I haven’t seen a pair of US flag Chucks like that since I was a very small kid…..basically Bicentennial year. I didn’t even know they made them anymore. The ones I saw back then were low rise, but I dig ‘em either way.
Yipes, stripes! The sundress is particularly nice. Very fresh, and a nice neckline treatment. Striped polo with denim shorts — cliche or classic? The shoes add a little sass — plain white sneaks would definitely be cliche.
In italian, as in most latin languages, words have “gender”. Ragazzi vs. ragazze is a clear example because it refers to boys and girls, but in general “i” indicates plural for masculine words while “e” indicates plural for feminine words.
The second look is something very few people could pull of but it works well on her. What a great neck and posture. Fantastic legs. Her expression is confident, fun-loving and full of curiosity.
Plus, she’s my hair sister. Trust me, it’s so hard to make hair this curly/kinky look any particular way without a professional. It tells YOU what it’s going to do that day and today it told her “I’m gonna have fun so you should too.”
The girl in the second photo is amazing! I love it all. This is true unafraid cool. She’s gorgeous, humorous, chic and smart. This is the first picture in a while that got me right in the heart and gut–pow!–that stab of remembrance that we’re all REALLY alive.
Am I the only one that feels aggravated by all the people who felt the need to correct the italian grammar in the title? honestly. this is about the clothes, take your nitpicking comments elsewhere and let the rest of us enjoy the lovely photos and outfits.
I love both of these. Yet more reasons why Florence is my favourite city. I have to say though to those who have made the flat shoe comments – really, with the stone streets there one’s feet would get worn out otherwise. I wear heels all the time in North America but when I was there in May I wore heels only one night. It was just too much of a pain to walk anywhere. Good thing that flats are adorable. :)
Anonymous said: “Gabriela. It’s Where’s Waldo, not Wally”
Further correction: in America it’s known as “Waldo” but to us it is, (and always has been for as long as I can remember) “Wally”. I never quite got what the different name was all about, but oh well! Same dude…
Personally, although i do kind of agree with the other comment about flags on clothing usually being a tad “tacky” i DO love those star spangled converse boots as an exception. They are faded just right and it goes with her shorts and over all look wonderfully!
Girl one looks great in that dress. Good fit.. sweet and comfortably sexy and modest at the same time. I’m fantasizing that the bracelet might have just a touch of coral in it too. I wonder about the bag (yes it works with the shoes.. but) Seems heavy and winter and masculine. Probably a utilitarian choice that day. I do picture her with something light (in color and feel) – same scale and function – but as Spring as her smile.
Goodness, it’s a good thing he’s even making an EFFORT to incorporate Italian into his everyday posts, so leave his grammar alone! (This is coming from a former copy editor :) )
Anyway, I have never seen anyone in any country wear Birkenstocks as efforlessly as Italian women do. They merge their favorite comfortable shoes seamlessly with any outfit and still manage to look chic, and not at all hippie-like. More Birk shots, please!
love the images from Florence! I was studying there earlier this summer and the photos make me miss it. especially the shot in the Piazza Republica, which I walked through everyday on the way to school. I hoped to run into you, Sart, since I knew you would be there for Pitti Immagine Uom but no such luck.