Thursday, April 16, 2009

On the Street……Rain Walking, Paris


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  1. Marina

    April 16, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Love the flowery pumps…. love the knee high boots!!! Dodge the rain! Save the hair! LOVE it.

  2. ♥ fashion chalet

    April 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    What is it about a fashionable profile & heels? GORGEOUS :)


  3. yumiko

    April 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    i could never walk in the rain in heels! -id always be afraid my shoes would ruin -lovely photos

  4. Caroline

    April 16, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    why did i not buy those miu miu pumps when i had the chance?!?

  5. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    black, black, black!

  6. Lucy - The Fashion Setter

    April 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Great sequence!


    April 16, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Ah, those shoes in first image: amazing.

  8. Allison

    April 16, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I love all the black–and am especially fond of the over-knee boots!

  9. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    love the clutch!

  10. allison

    April 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    oh, those Parisians know how it’s done!


  11. ilivehere:SF

    April 16, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Those fantastic shoes in the first photo made me swoon. *sigh*

    • Lisa

      May 27, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      Meet too!
      I literally gasped ????????????

  12. Dhppy

    April 16, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I can’t imagine walking around Paris in the rain in heels that are a size too large without sliding off into the Seine.

  13. Maria

    April 16, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    LOVE the silhouettes formed by the all-black outfits

  14. Brigadeiro

    April 16, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Loving all the different textures & shapes (that Miu Miu heel is fierce, my lucky sister has those shoes, and they're HOT!)

  15. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 7:19 pm


  16. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    details details details on the last pic. beautiful

  17. thisislola

    April 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    A series of photos showing just how interesting black can be, loads of different textures and shapes.

    Love the shoes and the hat in the first photo and the bag in the last one.

  18. James Antonio Mittelnsteiger

    April 16, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    she definitely knows everything about fashion. its a great combination…

  19. Bookworm

    April 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Love the last outfit-gorgeous! Especially the bag and gold accents. Very nice sequence!

  20. s_d

    April 16, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    even in the rain they seem to look glamorous

  21. Roo

    April 16, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    The shoes in the first photo. MINE!

  22. tash.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    that little gold and black bag is gorgeous…love it.

  23. sandra z.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    the third pic is sooooo hot, love the entire look (esp the shoes).. tres jolie. First pic, i just cant imagine how uncomfortable those shoes must be because they are not the right size…but a true diva will MAKE IT WORK and it seems like she is.

  24. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Is that Kate Lanphear?

  25. d*

    April 16, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    i love it!

  26. Casey

    April 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I love this blog… You know the teenage boy in American Beauty that films everything to document the beauty in life? That’s what this blog reminds me of.

  27. diamondsinchampagne

    April 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    That first image is perfection, wish I looked like that in the rain!

  28. Laura

    April 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    j’adooooooooooore the margiela cutout heels in the middle picture. they even look great worn with opaques.

  29. Juliet

    April 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    i love kates boots!!! i want them!

  30. Sushi

    April 16, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    They all look so chic! Fantastic photos x Sushi

  31. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    lovelovelove the bag in 3

  32. Jack Daniel

    April 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    If you work in the fashion industry, NEVER use an umbrella. Always, and always use your coat when it rains. :)

  33. nanzilla

    April 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    heels, heels, heels!

  34. pink horrorshow

    April 16, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Those first Miu Miu pumps look a little big for that lady! haha

  35. alexantha

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    cool but dangerous bag! provenance?

  36. Nick Leonard

    April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I love all those heels! These shots are wonderful.

  37. noelakadjtambour

    April 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    this set is amazing: action, mystery, beauty…like a movie really…there’s even a hint of narrative.superb!

  38. louise or valentine

    April 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    there is something so lovely about the rain and how people navigate through it. it always seems cinematic to me. at least, these images make portray the situation as very cinematic.
    so pretty!

  39. Xavier

    April 16, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    i love all these pics. the 3rd one is now my wallpaper. makes me wish i was in Paris!

  40. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    These people in black outfits make very interesting photos–at first glance they look almost like silhouettes of negative space cut out of the photo rather than real people in the photo. Very cool effect.

    Fashion-wise, though I am tired of the all-black look. I did it for several years and enough is enough!

  41. catherine

    April 17, 2009 at 12:30 am

    paris is not always with rain! lol, i like this mood and the shape of closet

  42. D.K

    April 17, 2009 at 12:46 am

    shoes in the first picture is so..
    not likin it. how her right feet is so off from the back.

  43. Oni

    April 17, 2009 at 12:58 am

    The photos make me want to embrace rainy days by wearing all Black and walking in some heels. Love the boots. Beautiful Paris!

  44. Dominica

    April 17, 2009 at 1:37 am

    If looked at closely, the woman in the 2nd pic, has the most wonderful Martin Margiela shoes EVER !
    I’ve seen them here in Antwerp also in red and they are to die for !
    Now I want them even more !!

  45. LettertoJane

    April 17, 2009 at 1:48 am

    The first image is classic, beautiful!

  46. chula

    April 17, 2009 at 2:04 am

    nice pics… but too much black for me

  47. Amra

    April 17, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Love the shoes on the first pic! And the purse in the last one is gorgeous too!

  48. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Gorgeous ladies:):)Amazing heels. No words:):)

  49. Beatriz

    April 17, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Beautifull!!! I can’t walk under rain!!!

  50. Ida

    April 17, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Love these images :)

  51. Connie

    April 17, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Great heels in first pic, but they look a little big for her?

  52. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Love it. The things we do to protect out blow dries (blow outs).

  53. dr. gailleton

    April 17, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Great! Anybody has an idea what bag the women in the second picture is wearing? My girl-friend would be very happy ;)Thank you, cordialement…

  54. lorenza

    April 17, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Please, the bag in the middle picture… Is Sofia Coppola’s for Louis Vuitton? Or what else? I want it! Thanks…

  55. lunarzie

    April 17, 2009 at 6:24 am

    beautiful pix. i try to have such grace when walking in the rain, sans umbrella.
    hope the rain doesn’t ruin the shoes. they are so pretty, especially the 1st pair.

  56. suzanne nelson

    April 17, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Great sihouettes and i always love your walking/non-posed shots. I like the idea of a whole series of weather-influenced photgraph; the way people adapt their clothing for shelter or shade. i LOVE the top pic with those killer shoes – she means business, rain or no rain you can just tell!

  57. 12 leads ECG

    April 17, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Loving the all black ensemble! Might try it someday in rainy Irish weather, but first must get one of those sexy black knee high boots.

  58. Olviya

    April 17, 2009 at 6:57 am

    mm, love such dynamic pictures!

  59. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 7:20 am

    does anyone know the bag label and name in the second photo? so simple and chic…longchamp??

  60. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 7:56 am

    I’ll have to remember to start buying my shoes 1/2 a size big . . .

  61. Dan in Richmond

    April 17, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Looking good in the rain, and not a pesky umbrella in sight. Excellent

  62. Maggie

    April 17, 2009 at 8:42 am

    #1 just soared to the top of “my favorite sart pictures” list. it’s a hollywood moment, brought back down to earth by the fact that the shoes (and OH, the shoes!) are a size too big. magnifique!

  63. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 9:45 am

    kate lanphear looks so hip!

  64. Austin.Garnett

    April 17, 2009 at 9:49 am

    great little series!

  65. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Allow me to be the only nay sayer – In the first picture the shoes look to be about a size to big for the wearer. if they didn’t have straps she would probably walk out of them.

  66. aLvin.

    April 17, 2009 at 10:32 am

    all shoes are amazine and all of them pull off walking in the rain so well.

  67. Chiffre

    April 17, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Oh, the Plume in the second photo – why not protect it!? It looks like Box Calf. Why?! This causes me so much pain!!
    Gorgeous none the less, however!
    Oh, the first silhouette. Swoon! My heart is stolen!

  68. J. Rene'

    April 17, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Kate is always so amazing! Her purse-so cute, and not something I would picture her with. Great photos as usual!

  69. Vanessa

    April 17, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Ah, there’s nothing quite like a French woman…

  70. Hannah

    April 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Lovely series! They seem almost like ghosts.

  71. Robert Stanton

    April 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Three stunning photos.

  72. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Her mother/sister/friend will kill her, when she gets that “borrowed” shoes back.

  73. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I think they must just have better shoes in Paris.

  74. princess glee

    April 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    #1. Good
    #2. Better
    #3. Best

    It’s mostly all black which requires mostly all my effort to examine. In this case I find the last picture quite feminine and sexy and therefore the best of the 3.

  75. xoxo, alizée

    April 17, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    the knee-high boots are stunning… she always has such a gorgeous look, can’t help but love it!

  76. Victoria

    April 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    You can never go wrong in all black! It instantly makes someone appear sophisticated and elegant. I really like the little touches of gold in all 3 pictures too. I never thought anyone could pull off the over-the-knee high boots, but this picture proves me wrong! She pulls it off quite well and it’s an understated sexiness, which I love.

  77. harsh

    April 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    The first photo shoes ..don’t work for me..
    Loving the boots!!I have finally seen a pair of knee length boots with a nice tall heel and not even remotely stripper-ish!!

  78. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Why the stigma with umbrellas? I understand that they’re not the most fashionable accessory, but if you’re traveling more than a few blocks, is your (not even waterproof) coat really going to keep you dry? I commute by bike, and if I don’t wear a raincoat on rainy days, I’m soaked by the time I reach work or class.

    I’d rather look not-so-cute on my commute than have my fashionable ensemble be soggy for the part of the day when I’m indoors.

    What’s the consensus on fashion vs. function here? It’s clearly not raining too hard in the photo, but if it were…

    • Martine

      December 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      They don’t really work. Umbrellas are only good if there is no wind.

  79. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Kate’s bag is Proenza Schouler and I’m obsessed…

  80. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Re: the first photo. Her shoes may not be too big; rather, her foot may be too narrow–a problem that arises because women with super narrow feet are almost universally shunned by shoe makers. Note that her toes are overhanging her shoe on the lead foot as she presses forward. That her foot is probably wet and sliding around in all that extra width forces her foot forward–which wouldn’t happen if the shoes were narrow enough. Someone mentioned the straps on her shoes holding her in. Of course they do. Take it from someone with a 5A heel, without straps we narrow-feet type would leave a trail of shoes wherever we went.
    I hate shoes. The only good thing about winter is boots. Pull on a pair of sweatsocks before donning and those puppies don’t move.

  81. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve been dreading more rain here in NYC — now I’m inspired! Gold heels and all black … can’t wait!

  82. Christine

    April 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    No Hunter boots or Pucci wellies. Yesssss…..

  83. Nikki

    April 17, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    that’s fun and still looking gorgeousl

  84. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Sexy Shoes.

  85. inesargola

    April 17, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    J’adore Paris! Even when it’s rainy

  86. ShopMonica

    April 17, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    The Fashion! The Mood! The vibe!!! I Love these photos! This is just the coolest blog! ShopMonica

  87. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Nice pics!
    I would kill for the knee high boots, does anybody know where can i get ones in Spain? Thanks

  88. t i s h

    April 17, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    they all have such great style and bring a certain freshness to the colour black…

    as much as i love those miu miu pumps – and i do treasure mine… it sort of annoys me that they look too big! what a shame – but maybe she’s just walking fast and her feet are slipping.

  89. The Voguette

    April 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    ahhh i need those metallic architectural heelss!!! life does not go on without them!!

  90. Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 12:21 am

    The first photo is reminiscent of Umberto Boccioni’s futurist sculpture ‘Unique Forms of Continuity in Space.’ google it, you’ll see.

  91. tofuscloset

    April 18, 2009 at 4:22 am

    all black outfits..awesome

  92. Fannah

    April 18, 2009 at 5:32 am

    I love these pictures.. the first does it for me: the shoes, the hat.. gorgeous.

  93. M A Z P E

    April 18, 2009 at 10:34 am

    very in the moment

  94. Elvira

    April 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Lovely pics! The peep-toe pumps are beautiful but the worst thing I know is when you see people in too big shoes!

  95. An

    April 18, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I’m in love with the Proenza minaudière and the boots in the third!

  96. Kate G.

    April 18, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you for bringing back the candid shots. I’ve missed them. Your framing of detail is wonderful. I don’t know how you do it, but your’re a natural!

  97. Sally

    April 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    That BAG.

  98. Red

    April 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I love those heels in the top pic. WOW. That would be a broke (something or other on me) but they are sooooo pretty!

  99. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    April 19, 2009 at 7:26 am

    I adore these rain walking photos. especially the last look is gorgeous, and what are those shoes in the first picture?love them!


    April 19, 2009 at 9:32 am

    what great moments!

  101. Anonymous

    April 19, 2009 at 11:17 am

    WOW the first look is wonderful (it would be perfect, if the shoes weren’t so big)

    I don’t like, instead, the second silhouette…I think it’s those trousers’ fault

    Very cute the third look too

    However none of these black silhouettes equal that of those two girls whom you photographed in Milan in January – pure Beauty!!

  102. Linda

    April 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Wow, I love the first picture!

  103. Anonymous

    April 19, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I think that the bag in the second pic is an Hermes Plume – gorgeous bag!

  104. Anonymous

    April 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I love the passion for fashion that the first shot reveals – that her love of those shoes is so great, wearing the wrong size is better than not having them at all! Gorgeous!

  105. A. Alrura

    April 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    That last shot is genius.

  106. Anonymous

    April 19, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Love them killers shoes :D

  107. maude irene

    April 20, 2009 at 12:26 am

    these boots are incredible. i just purchased a similar pair by cynthia vincent except they are ivory. i’m absolutely obsessed with the high knee.


  108. Golden Girl Olive

    April 20, 2009 at 3:12 am

    I have secretly loved thigh high boots ever since I first watched Pretty Woman, and I’m so happy they’re making a mainstream, non-just-for-hookers comeback! What an interesting series of photos.


  109. Anonymous

    April 20, 2009 at 5:42 am

    I am pretty sure that the bag in the second pic is a classic Prada in Calfskin-saffiano…

  110. Anonymous

    April 20, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Love the bag!!! Fashion, beep beep

  111. LIZPR

    April 20, 2009 at 11:36 am

    The fancy shoes made my eyes roll back in my head and I felt a pulsing warmth all over my body. Wow. Thank you.

  112. Shaynuh

    April 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Love the pumps in the first pic! I think their either Miu Miu or Prada because I’ve seen them before in an editorial…

  113. The Clever Pup

    April 20, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Err..if the shoe fits, wear it!

  114. thirty1seven

    April 20, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Love the shots!! There’s something similar in this post, each picture has something metallic or gold in it that stands out midst the rainy weather. In pic 1 the shoes, pic 2 the bracelets, pic 3 the bag, ring and buttons.

    Well put together.

  115. Anonymous

    April 20, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Anonymous 12:21AM – You’re amazing! I looked up the bronze sculpture you mentioned and I’m STUNNED at how similar the forms are. Sart will be so thrilled… I’m swooning over your perception. Thank you; I put them side by side as my desktop wallpaper.

  116. Ichiki

    April 20, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    really really black.

  117. Cata Montenegro, Chile

    April 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    OMG i really love the shoes in the first photo!! ^^

    - sorry for my english, i’m chilean :P


  118. Mandrágora

    April 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    The last picture bag is from Spanish Brand Dal Bat.

  119. leticia

    April 20, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Those Parisienne women still so stylish when running through the rain.

    I love how they are protecting their hair from getting wet.

  120. JURIS..!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 1:05 am

    at picture 1 : what a georgeous platform shoes
    picture 3 : nice tiny bag , wth golden accent , its tiny but so BOLD

  121. vcat

    April 21, 2009 at 2:31 am

    The shoes in the first photo are amazing, apparently the woman loved them so much she’d wear a size too big for her.

  122. Angelique

    April 21, 2009 at 6:20 am

    They/ you make it look so fashionable and beautiful ”running away” from the rain with their jackets all over them in that way.. *sighs*

  123. Aurora

    April 21, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Fuzzy hair – no!
    Black legs – yes!
    Winter is easy.

  124. Anonymous

    April 21, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Love the heels. But I think in the first pic, they’re a wee too big.

  125. Imtiaz

    April 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    true beauty of the color black depends on how one represent the color.mind blowing fashion.

  126. thwany

    April 22, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    i love all the black, it’s so sexy.

  127. solitajade

    April 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I love the style in black and looks like in a rain day …
    and I love the photos are beautiful, sharp and caught the look of the people at the time preciso.Realmente I love the photos in this blog are … very professional, but this detail that makes … perfect …(sorry I´m not speak english).
    Me gusta mucho el look en negro y sobre todo en un día de lluvia.
    Y adoro las fotos de este blog, profesionales y atrapando el instante perfecto para refljar un estilo…

  128. Ausrine

    April 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    the purse in the last photo… sigh



    April 23, 2009 at 9:55 am

    the bag is so fears in the last picture.
    but I don’t understand how peolpe can walk in too big shoes? even if they are stunning you cant feel comfortable with a giant’s shoes.but damn they are beautiful!

  130. Sofia

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 am

    what an ace idea.rain fashion. amazing!!!!!!

  131. CeImbracAzi-Sonia

    April 24, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Rain in Paris! Lovely outfits! Black is so IN forever!

  132. Anne-Laure

    May 5, 2009 at 5:27 am

    la seconde photo…
    juste magnifique : so graceful with her shoes and bag, they leave me stunned.

  133. CM

    August 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    This series kind of proves why you're the best… rain walking… it summarizes what i love about clothes.

  134. Kamran

    October 17, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Nice body figure, excellent silhouette, great great great photographer. excellent

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    November 23, 2011 at 6:19 am

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  136. deniz

    June 28, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Hahaha a fashionable escape :)

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