Great! I really enjoy this kind of shots, such a thrown together style and great mastery in the art of layering. This is a very artie and amusant outfit, specialy with the Woody Allen’s touch in her glasses and that grandmother’s boa. Really fun!
a class of it’s own, beyond doubt. however the combination of the shoes and leggings is very wild(both color + style). In my country this girl would be reckoned homeless or at least very poor, but definitely not a style-icon. Sad, isn’t it?
Call me closed minded, but I feel this is a little over the edge. I love the jacket. But very poor choice of shirt to go with it. Also I could do without those flashing white shoes. If she wanted to generate anxiety and discussion though, than this outfit is doing a very good job:-)
This is like a caricature of a hipster. Big glasses, layers layers layers, frumpy cardigan made cool, ironic scarf, messy side swept hair, tight lower half of outfit, cigarette. Nonetheless, she looks hot.
Great photo, Sart, and what style: She is doing her own take on Spring 08′s multi-color trend by assembling her own carefully arranged collage. Even the light brown textured leggings, which at first glance seem almost comical as mimicing a bare leg look in the dead of winter, oddly balance out the whole composition. And the eyeglasses and hair support her utter confidence and self-possession. Very cool. And it *is* Paris, and she *is* so Left Bank, so the cig is forgiven. :)
Threw some clothes on her and a bit of confidence and that’s it! It’s an interesting combination baut I don’t know what’s more debatable: her outfit or the fact that she is pregnant and smoking. Is she? (pregnant I mean)
Ah! Girls like this! I want to hate her because her outfit shouldn’t really work in theory (orange knit leggings, black socks and white sneakers?) But it does! And she looks so great. I think the French can just do no wrong.
There is something just so perfect about this, but I can’t quite put my finger on any, one, individual aspect of the outfit. I think I most enjoy the combination of the long cardigan with the micro, blue skirt.
I really like this look. It’s unpretentious and interesting. I especially love the cabled leggings. But I think the whole would be improved immensely if her skirt was longer –at about 3 inches above the knee.
this is just kind of strange. this girl has gotten enough exposure through what i assume is her boyfriends blog http://uglysmile.blogspot.com. kind of makes me question the concept of shooting phtos of random people on the street. opinions anyone?
This is how I dress on a day when have the flu during winter in my old, drafty, freezing house. Her sneakers (which I hope she is changing when she gets to work) are dirty, her leggings twisted, her shirts rumpled and her hair is a mess.
I see nothing here that’s inspired or chic. I don’t see the care and calculation that chic French put into even their most casual looks. The idea is there, but the execution is not. (And, in this case, I do mean execution!)
This lovely, slim, young woman needs to put a little more care into her look and she’ll have a winner.
People keep saying white sneakers… they look pink to me, in the closeup. Not that this fixes it, but it does make them more interesting. I do love those tights and the jacket, but I feel like her bottom is missing.
I know tons of girls like this in America. Those glasses, those sweaters, those beat up shoes. Maybe it’s original because, well, no one wears flannel in Paris… but in WI, this is the norm for someone who wants to stray away from mall apparel.
the individual pieces of clothing are classic. it’s not the typical hipster uniform route and the look isn’t overtly ‘quirky’…what about keds? the new chucks? anyways, she didn’t go crazy over-board on accessories or details which is refreshing: no over-size buttons, slashed hems, puffiness/ruching, chucks/flats, statement/ironic buttons/t-shirts or raybans. her paired sensibility reminds me of a young Charlotte Gainsbourg, esp the jacket. switch around the leggings and flannel shirt (adjustment of skirt length) this chic, disheveled look is quite attainable and wearable.
I think she looks good, but this is one of those outfits only the super thin can pull off. If she was shorter and heavier she would look too frumpy. I also do not like it when people opt for no pants. Pants and leggings are not the same thing.
I absolutely love her style. I especially love the simplicity of every article of clothing and accessories she has on. All the colors make her seem like such an outgoing woman that is simply herself. It’s good to see that not everyone has lost their sense of uniqueness and willing to be different.
I really like this picture as a photograph. The subject is deliberately centered, and the foreground middleground and background are nearly horizontal, and this relatively static, formal composition allows the eye to encounter various themes staged by the image.
One theme is the contrast between the disordered sculpture and orderly building. Then you have the subject; the dissarangement of her clothes has as definite, and at least as problematic, a position in culture, as the disruption figured by the sculpture–and the “plates” of her layered clothes are like the slabs of stone in the sculpture.
Finally, the amount of personality she herself conveys prevents the photograph from looking too artificial or staged. Against all the visual stability in the image, the subject keeps ambiguity alive. A great photo, bravo!
Almost perfect – adore the entire look, especially the mix of patterns. At times I dress quite similarly to this, and the imperfection comes from the fact that I know just from looking at this that I would feel uncomfortable in that leggings/sock/shoe combination. However, she looks great in it and doesn’t seem uncomfortable, so good for her! And no one has commented on the wonderful way her green bag accents the amber leggings and grey cardigan. Lovely. She makes me wish I wore glasses.
i agree with everyone who has said she looks chic, cute and wonderfully French. At the same time, it’s also a very New York/American hipster look to me. It’s one of those things where she looks very androgynous in a way but also quite sexy. Alas, it is a look only possible for those who are very thin. Sigh. I wish I could pull this off. Sart – I love your blog and I wish you would feature more women of different shapes and sizes. Even just regular girls who are a bit bigger.
i honestly cannot decide whether she is smiling or exhaling through pursed lips. either way, the look is well done. and honestly, who cares if the american hipsters look similar. dressing the way that one prefers should not result in an automatic generalization. bravo, sart!
I knew she worked at American Apparel. Only we employees have to wear that much AA all at one time….and we’re usually the only ones who own that much of it! 4 things she’s wearing are from there! And yes, the gray cardigan is from there too! I think she’s adorable.
I have the same kind of shoes and tights in black. Teens look like this in Denmark. This is inspiriting, but I would choose simpler layering. The fury scarf looks a little wierd to me, but otherwise very well
This is my favourite photo since the winter-weather pictures. I am in the southern hemisphere so I am in summer-mode but I will save this picture as inspiration for when the colder months roll around. I particularly love the checkered shirt and tweed jacket. and I can’t see any potbelly going on there – she looks like she’s in great shape to me.
What surprises me is that there are so many silly and unreflective people who post on this site. A photograph is not a movie; it is not real life. It is a still. It is a snapshot. So if someone looks like they have a belly, or if someone’s groin area is disagreeable to you, try this: imagine what the person would be like if they were moving. A picture reveals the ESSENCE of a person, and not the TOTALITY of a person. But alas, Scott is just too nice to censor every fool who takes advantage of the internet’s democratic aspects.
late with my post…trying so hard to like this, but simply cannot. I hate it. The girl is quirky and adorable and all that…it is just so schlumpy. Yuck scarf, yuck shoes, yuck skirt(?). The tights are great-I agree, but why like this? Maybe I am getting square!
I think she is quite lovely. As we have found out, she works at AA… so she is wearing alot of clothing from there. But what I love is that it looks like “her”, not like an ad for AA. I would love to see more people around here (S.F.)wearing outfits like that for running around in rather than Juicy Couture sweats and Uggs. And, just for the record, she is really very beautiful.
Also.. Sart, again, a wonderful photo. You make my day at work so much more tolerable!