Thursday, March 15, 2012

On the Street……Rue de Grenelle, Paris

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  1. Alice Olive

    March 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Love this. Simple. The tulip shape of the skirt, the wrapped-shape of the jacket and her two-toned shoes. Perfect.

  2. Tinacious.Me

    March 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

    love this leather + pencil skirt look!
    http://www.tinacious.me/

  3. Aurélie & Angelo

    March 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Gorgeous! Love the voluminous proportions! Beautiful two-tone toe cap pumps too! Great shot :-)

    http://aurelieandangelo.com

  4. WOWS

    March 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Gorgeous.
    I love leather jackets and I use them quite a lot in my looks.

    ❤♡❤♡❤♡ http://www.withorwithoutshoes.com ❤♡❤♡❤♡

  5. White Perla

    March 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I love the shoes, nice picture:)

    http://www.whiteperla.blogspot.com

  6. CherryShop

    March 15, 2012 at 9:46 am

  7. Iris

    March 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Adore the shoes. She’s just so effortlessly cool.

    Please check this out: http://www.iris-teo.tumblr.com

  8. Dayan

    March 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

    a beautiful and chic Madame Michel!

  9. Iris

    March 15, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Love her shoes! She’s just so effortlessly cool.

    Please check this out| http://www.iris-teo.tumblr.com

  10. zo

    March 15, 2012 at 9:48 am

    great shape – like origami hourglass!

  11. edouard

    March 15, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Great photo! Paris, life, style and spring….

  12. Lu

    March 15, 2012 at 9:56 am

    swoon….. she reminds me of a beautiful perfume bottle

  13. Stylosophism

    March 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Perfect composition, wonderful stylea nd she is so gorgeous!

    http://www.stylosophism.com

  14. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

    love the all black outfit with the shoes!!! amazing!!
    http://bonnieclydemarni.blogspot.com/

  15. Simbarashe

    March 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Oh, the shoes!
    http://lordashbury.com

  16. Sally

    March 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Such serene beauty, in the overall shot especially but also in the top to bottom neutral contrast. Thanks for posting.

    http://blog.bungalowco.com/

  17. Laura

    March 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Love that style! The leather jacket and the skirt look good together! And the shoes are great!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

    http://www.everydaystreetstyle.blogspot.com

  18. Elisa Eymery

    March 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Beautiful volumes, contrast of her dark clothing and pale skin, and understated hair and make-up. A modern and edgy sort of Audrey Hepburn.

    Elisa Eymery

    Wandering Minds

    http://www.ourwanderingminds.com

  19. Giulia

    March 15, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Great shape: large on the shoulders, narrow on the waist and large again on hips..and by the way amazing accessories!

    http://www.forgetaboutfashions.blogspot.com

  20. Monsieur Marcel

    March 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Because of those shoes, her skin tone works it way onto the palette…that’s creativity.

  21. Ankita

    March 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

    those pumps. wow.

  22. anna

    March 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

    class,class, elegance!!simplicity its the receipt, not always,but some time works!!

  23. uptowngirl

    March 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

    omg – the killer shoes!

  24. Arkasha

    March 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

    So. Good.

  25. Top Moumoute

    March 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I love the oversized shape of the jacket reflecting the pouff of the skirt, it makes for a very interesting silhouette. It’s really simple in colour but still very beautiful and eyecatching.

    http://www.topmoumoute.tumblr.com

  26. Lorena Vilanova

    March 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

    It looks like she is cold and rather quickly. But it takes its elegance in tow, and when you look sideways across the street looks so elegant as in this photograph.

    You have not published a single photo of Paris I do not like. Congrats, Scott.

    Kisses.

    LV
    The Stylistbook | Street Fashion Blog

  27. Elena GD

    March 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Amazing style! So elegant and interesting!

    http://www.gossipdress.com/blog

  28. debbi

    March 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

    The first thing that strikes me about this is the paleness of her legs and how they blend in w/her shoes.

  29. Inside my head and wardrobe

    March 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

    great picture! love her jacket!

    http://myheadandwardrobe.blogspot.com/

  30. Natasha Fatah

    March 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Lady like with a bit of edge. Love it. And I love those cap toed heels. I DIYed my own pair here: http://natashafatah.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-cap-toe-shoes.html

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

    • @EnMufti

      August 9, 2012 at 7:08 am

      I agree- this is the look I try to go for when dressing for work in a male dominated environment: feminine without being prissy, ladylike without being too overdone. She has the balance just right

  31. Mariatru

    March 15, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Wow, I’m in love with that girl’s attitude and style!

  32. modelovers

    March 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Her shoes are adorable!
    http://www.modelovers.com

  33. Anna

    March 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I’d love to see how exactly fits this leather jacket… I’m pretty sure its oversized fit is amazing!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  34. Sophie

    March 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

    irréelle :)

  35. peter evans

    March 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

    she looks so smart and has a ‘don’t mess with me’ persona but still looks very casual I think.

    I love this street style shot, catching a good walk is one of the hardest things to photograph

    for more street style from London check
    http://www.sendaraven.blogspot.com

  36. Bollychees in Paris

    March 15, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Great shoes!

  37. Porsha

    March 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I can only imagine what she’s concealing in her jacket. Hopefully some great accessories, like these coral necklaces (new guilty pleasures of mine):

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74238943/orange-coral-necklace-handmade-clay

  38. Hannah

    March 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

    What a beautiful silhouette! Amazing glasses too …

    Hx

  39. Sanna

    March 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Love the way her legs matches the shoes and the shape of the jacket and skirt. She almost looks like Björk. Very cool!

  40. Pangeamuse

    March 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Love the leather jacket with the low bun hairstyle!
    http://pangeamuse.blogspot.com/

  41. Supal {chevrons and éclairs}

    March 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

    oh my, what a classique! black-beige cap toed heels are my weakness. I have 3 pairs!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

  42. Off Duty Chic

    March 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Every piece looks like it belongs to a different woman or at the very least to be worn with a different look but this women has somehow made them all work together.

    I do always prefer ballet pumps with a pencil skirt but as separate pieces I really like these pumps- very leg lengthening.

    http://www.offdutychic.com

  43. Christina

    March 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Without the shoes there would be nothing…..what a remarkable eye you have. Bravo.

  44. Starr

    March 15, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful twisting helix shapes. Intriguing backstory. Love it!

  45. Huliganjetta

    March 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Mmmm.. Nice shoes.

  46. Mia

    March 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I don’t actually like the shoes, but I like the fact that her skin is almost the same color and it makes an illusion that it’s only the little black toe. Very thoughtful! :)

    zuramode.wordpress.com

  47. Kelly

    March 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I agree with Debbi. First thing I noticed was her skin blending into the shoes. I’m very pale like this woman and I’d love to find a pair of nude shoes that matched my skin tone.

  48. Rebecca Dietz

    March 15, 2012 at 11:09 am

    perfect shoes.

  49. Rubén Prado

    March 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Adorable
    Lady
    in black and white.
    Extreme feeling,
    Compact view,
    fruity full
    with complex questions.

  50. Gaby Lang

    March 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Love the style on this picture. Great proportions balance.

    Gaby Lang
    http://gabylang.blogspot.com

  51. Charlotte

    March 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Love the shape of the jacket!

    http://fashionbrunette.blogspot.com

  52. Tess

    March 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Her skin is like snow; there is almost no distinction between where her ankle ends and her shoe begins. So beautiful!

  53. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    March 15, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I adore this look. It’s so simple, yet so complex. She is really pulling it off. I love her style.

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

  54. Sunny Side

    March 15, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Bravo Bravo for you both ! It’s such a joy that you win it together ! I am very happy for you !
    Good creative work !

  55. Cécile

    March 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

    fantastiques proportions! tu enlève la tête de la photo et cela me rappelle une bouteille vide à remplir de parfum

  56. Catherine

    March 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

    A better ‘rock-chic’-outfit is not possible. Her silhouette is great, and I love the vintage touch. Gorgeous.

  57. Giada's Carnival

    March 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

    So nice!! Definitely a great outfit!

    Giada

    http://giadascarnival.blogspot.com

  58. Inés

    March 15, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Beautiful, everithing from head to the perfect pumps!
    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

  59. Darrell

    March 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Have you ever seen a cello walking?
    Well I did.

    The effect would be even more pronounced if she didn’t cross her legs when she walked.

    Music in motion.

  60. Alice

    March 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

    amazing! the proportion of her outfit are great tulip skirt and the jacket look fabulous together and the heels are the cherry on the top:)

    http://glassandglitter.blogspot.com/

  61. Alie Hausman

    March 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

    The shoes are a great add, but my favorite part is the over sized leather jacket. You really get it right.

    http://www.alyalexandar.com

  62. Luce

    March 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

    oh so. so. so chic!

    I’m a Queen wanna be…or McQueen wanna be.. check out my DIY! http://www.houseofhemingway.com

  63. estomeloquedo

    March 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Love leather, leather forever!
    Kisses

    http://estomeloquedo.blogspot.com/

  64. Johnny

    March 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

    The shape of that skirt is just fantastic!

  65. Flavia

    March 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

    love the shoes!!!!

  66. KDB

    March 15, 2012 at 11:51 am

    great photo. great shoes. great city.

    http://thegirlwhostoletheeiffeltower.wordpress.com/

  67. urbanfashinartist

    March 15, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I love this look! very clean and chic.. love here shoes as well! very pretty

    visit my new blog
    xoxo
    http://www.urbanfashionartist.blogpspot.com

  68. M-street-style

    March 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Love the volumen and shoes.
    Chic

  69. olena

    March 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    volume and easy on make up, superb
    http://runwayreportx.wordpress.com/

  70. Celina

    March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Love this! It’s librarian meets rocker meets lady who lunches!

  71. Clara

    March 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    So chic! I love especially the shoes!

  72. monkeyshines

    March 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    stunning boxy leather jacket!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  73. Samira

    March 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I love this look!!

  74. L'abito fa la monaca

    March 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    love the leather jacket!

  75. Jo

    March 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Coll, gracious and very sexy

  76. Boong

    March 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    the jacket is so cool!

  77. wearona

    March 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    the photo is great!!! love your style so much!
    http://www.wearona.com

  78. Sandro

    March 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    i like her skirt and shoes. and her hair is quite chic

    sandronyc.com

  79. martyn

    March 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Oh, perfect angle of shooting.

  80. Serdane

    March 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I love the silhouette. The dress or skirt, I don’t know, seems to be from the past and the traditional class from the American people and the jacket puts a touch of modernity !

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  81. Charlotte Wilder

    March 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Mmm, those shoes. What I wouldn’t give…
    -Charlotte
    http://www.thewilderthings.com

  82. Giorgia

    March 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    LOVE her pale skin, it is SO ELRGANT! she seems so innocent!

    great pic, VERY NATURAL!

    xxx Giorgia
    please visit http://www.lipsticksisters.wordpress.com

  83. Hotcelebration

    March 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

  84. Bohemian Style

    March 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I love the mirrored shape of the bulging shoulders and pleated hips.

    theBohmerian.com

  85. Emma

    March 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  86. Miami

    March 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    “Yes!” to this smart-tough-girl-look and C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S to you and Garance on your CFDA awards!

  87. *sP

    March 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    get it gurl!

  88. Blog ABRIL Moda

    March 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    A lovely picture indeed!

  89. Blog Desde el Trópico

    March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Love her hair and glasses!

    xx
    Andrea

  90. Stephanie

    March 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Love the shape!!!
    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

  91. nyrha

    March 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Amazing silhuet!

    xx
    http://maddenim.blogspot.com/

  92. Bonnie McCarthy

    March 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful silhouette! The skirt is just amazing. I think the glasses are interesting -retro 80s. She makes them look great!

  93. Closeted Dreamer

    March 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Love the leather jkt and glasses

    http://www.closeteddreamer.com

  94. Antonio

    March 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Why, of all places, did beauty itself bloom in Rue de Grenelle?

  95. Carol

    March 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations on your award Scott! You and Garance deserve the recognition : )

  96. melal

    March 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    chic in the best sense of the word is what this is!!!

  97. SB

    March 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Love!! effortless and deceptively simple.

  98. Efi

    March 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Just perfect!!!

  99. Emily

    March 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    This is inspiring on so many levels. I’m getting my glasses out. Just, WOW.

  100. style-xyz

    March 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    very nice black :) I love this jacket and glasses! and her pose is ideal at this shoot :)

    http://style-xyz.blogspot.com/

  101. Amy

    March 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Love this look. Where can I get those shoes?

  102. Alison

    March 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    This is gorgeous. Her shoes match the colour of her legs perfectly! I need to find shoes like this.

  103. Sophie

    March 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Great outfit – I adore how demure and sophisticated the overall look is.

    http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.com/

  104. Aga's suitcase

    March 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I fell in love in this shoes!
    Kisses
    Aga

    Check my new post
    http://www.agasuitcase.com

  105. The Golden Girls

    March 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    o0o0o lovin those shoes! we want em! xx,
    The Golden Girls

  106. laurence

    March 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  107. Danielle Ruse

    March 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Gotta love a woman that’s willing to be a bit chilly in order to wear the outfit she loves. I’d wear that 3/4 sleeve leather jacket of awesomeness in 40 degree weather any day. Some outfits are just worth it!

  108. Monsieur Marcel

    March 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Congratulations, Scott and Garance!

  109. Wild Dakota

    March 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    that’s a pure shape..and the black colour brings it to perfection.

    http://wilddakota.blogspot.com/

  110. maca

    March 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

  111. Loulune

    March 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    oh my what a beautiful nude and not so nude shoes!
    are they also comfortable? then let me to please where I can get them :)

    http://www.loulune.wordpress.com

  112. Liz

    March 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Who says you can’t wear glasses and look great?

  113. Lisa Sparkles

    March 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I love everything about her style, the skirt & glasses are so gourgeous!

    http://storysmoking.wordpress.com

  114. e

    March 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Does anyone else think that there are too many references here, and the overall look is confused?

    To me, the Secretary look (eyeglasses + low bun), the toughness of the moto jacket, the preciousness of the tulip skirt, and the ’50′s debutante look of the heels comes across as an unintentional clash of too many eras/scenes.

    Opinions?

  115. sunday's child

    March 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    oh wow! love it to the 10th power.

  116. ADJ

    March 15, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    She is amazing. I love the structured skirt and the leather jacket. She looks great.

    http://www.greeneggsandglam.blogspot.com

  117. victor

    March 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I love what she’s wearing, she’s beautiful. And her glasses are beyond!
    -Victor

    http://digitalogphoto.blogspot.com/

  118. CBC

    March 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Great style understated sexy great pieces love Rue de Grenellle…..was she in a photo wearing a light blue fur jacket?

  119. Chahrazad

    March 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Love the shoes & the eyeglasses!!

    x
    http://www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

  120. Mar Febles

    March 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Aunque haga frío la elegancia es lo ultimo que esta mujer va a perder !!

  121. erin

    March 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    i’m definitely going to try putting my hand like that the next time my fingers get icy instead of reaching out for a glove

  122. Alessandra Frega

    March 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Total black outfit with beige black shoes, I love!!!!!!!

  123. Taipei Style

    March 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I would like to see the dress completely! :)

    http://taipeistyle.blogspot.com

  124. Kristen

    March 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Such a beautifully composed photograph. So many layers of soft skin tones and soft blacks.

  125. princessglee

    March 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Why is that les parisiennes are elegant and effortless in 2 ways: Some of them all of time and all of them some of the time?

  126. Craig

    March 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    @e – those are astute observations, but in the age of Tumblr blogs endlessly proffering images of ‘the ideal,’ I simply cannot believe that each of the stylistic cues you’ve identified must exist in a vacuum, mutually exclusive of one another. As other comboxes have elucidated – there is a story being told here and I think of all people, you may have identified the elements, but you seem to not see the trees from the forest. That is to say, if those indentifiers of particular eras/genres of style were calculated by this woman, indeed, we could accuse her of excess and being overly ambitious. But – step back and appraise the whole – what else do you see? I find lines that are exceedingly nice to look at; colors which flow and retain balance; and energy in the body language itself. In short, she matches. We all want to be a little bit of this and a little bit of that, right? I hardly blame her for sending mixed messages with the librarian glasses and the rock-star leather bomber. In fact, like a wonderful bottle of wine from Burgundy – the complexity is to her credit.

  127. Craig

    March 15, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    @e – those are astute observations, but in the age of Tumblr blogs endlessly proffering images of ‘the ideal,’ I simply cannot believe that each of the stylistic cues you’ve identified must exist in a vacuum, mutually exclusive of one another. If anything, it will be increasingly difficult – if not impossible – to separate and contain such eras in the tidy boxes to which they once belonged. As other comboxes have elucidated – there is a story being told here and I think of all people, you may have identified the elements, but you seem to ”not see the forest for the trees.” That is to say, step back and appraise the whole – what else do you see? I find lines that are exceedingly nice to look at; colors which flow and retain balance; and energy in the body language itself. In short, she matches! And not just satisfactorily, she matches exceedingly well. I’d point out that our identities are malleable and our clothes help us communicate the influences that presently constitute them. Basically we all want to be a little bit of this and a little bit of that, right? I hardly blame her for sending mixed messages with the librarian glasses and the rock-star leather bomber. In fact, like a wonderful bottle of wine from Burgundy – the complexity is very much to her credit.

  128. CultureShockArt

    March 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Ok, I kind of really hate the fact that she can pull off the shape of that skirt. Meanwhile I try to camouflage my hips… I LOVE the shoes!

  129. Crystal

    March 15, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Favorite so far this year.

  130. LIZPR

    March 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I really like an early comment about this woman looking like a perfume bottle – Jean-Paul Gaultier comes to mind.

    Great shape.

    http://www.lizpr.com

  131. antique engagement rings

    March 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Just elegant and lovely!

  132. jaygo

    March 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Clever footwork.

  133. agnes

    March 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    so chic…..love the posture!!

    http://cryptas.tumblr.com/

  134. Carla

    March 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I’m totally with Craig above. If you look at her face you expect to see her using a tailleur. And she surprises us all in a great way. By the way, Rue de Grenelle…GREAT memories of my time in Paris. Lived there for one year. Love and beauty. Back to Brazil, love and beauty!

  135. Monsieur Marcel

    March 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    @e, I agree with Craig…and I agree with Craig. Your negative comment is not without valid points, but from my knowledge of that young lady’s fashion background–she was a Sartorialist interviewee–I believe she deliberately mashed up the genres/eras to her desired effect, without any confusion.

  136. Patricia

    March 16, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Ultimate style – thought went into this and the photograph captures it perfectly. Bravo!

  137. Regina

    March 16, 2012 at 3:38 am

    OMG! I want the same look! It’s so stylish!

    http://www.reyofglam.com

  138. Simone

    March 16, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Stupenda

  139. gaia

    March 16, 2012 at 5:23 am

    does anyone knows the brand of the frames? breathless shot, by the way.

  140. Kilian

    March 16, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Less is more!!!! Very nice.

    Skirt the best.

    http://buhosandroginos.blogspot.com

  141. Arstcrylique

    March 16, 2012 at 8:11 am

    That look is so classy!

    Sara Ottavia C.

  142. Maggie

    March 16, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Exceptional. Perfect proportions and color.

  143. abby

    March 16, 2012 at 8:31 am

    the colors and shapes run and go together so nicely. love this.

  144. marg

    March 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I love her look! So modern and so elegant!

    see my own story on:
    http://www.fashionablecrowd.blogspot.com

  145. Charikleia

    March 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Guys, I liked the debate above, but I would also like to stress one point:

    I am always struck by ladies who are not wearing tights/pantyhose but are bundling up and holding on to their jackets so tight to protect themselves from the cold. This contradiction always makes me wonder. She looks both frail and fearless.

    As for the styling, I agree with Craig, it is a success, and not albeit the mix-max of references, but BECAUSE of them.

    A big kiss from Greece!

  146. sinead

    March 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    One of the best in a long while – chic, classic and modern. I find so many of these ladies lately are just too kooky and trying too hard.

  147. e

    March 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    @Craig: Thanks for your well-considered response – all of your points are very salient. I should start by saying that I give the subject the benefit of the doubt. In other words, since intentionality can be the key difference between edgy experimentation and a messy hodgepodge when mixing eras/scenes, I want to believe that she understands her references.

    Even when intentionally combining one reference to offset another (like “biker” to balance “sweet”), though, isn’t there a limit? In order to send a clear message, I realize that I never mix more than 2-3 references within a given outfit. Maybe this is because I’m short (5 feet small) which requires me to be really strict with my presentation, or maybe it is because I am overlooking the overall picture, as you said. However, while I do agree with your comment that her lines and colors are fluid and balanced, for me that is still overshadowed by the overreaching nods to 4 elements that don’t speak directly to each other.

    Thanks again for your time! This was great food for thought.

  148. nantiya

    March 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm

  149. Cece

    March 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    lovelovelovelove the way the shoes blend in, making her legs look longer

  150. Xeana

    March 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Perhaps she hastily dressed leather jacket of boyfriend. It turned out quite well.

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  151. sarah

    March 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Lovely shot. Any idea whose jacket that is?

  152. Cigarette

    March 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    ‘Cause this is all about proportions! Original and chic.

    http://pcigarette.blogspot.com/

  153. Dale

    March 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I love this outfit. It would be great for anything.

  154. Sabina

    March 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I love that she has a bookish meets bad girl look. Oh what a great pair of specs and a leather jacket can do!

  155. carmie gesner

    March 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Striking pose. Great shot to capture the attitude

    Have fun in Paris

  156. Agster

    March 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Cool outfit but what makes the photo stand out is the way the colors of the clothes and their wearer (black and beige) reflect the colors in the street /background.

  157. Marianthi

    March 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Absolutely love it! <3

  158. Kimberly

    March 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Absolute perfection. My most favorite photo to date. Bravo Scott.

  159. Elizabeth

    March 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Interesting proportions, elegant look & wonderful that she didn’t cheapen the look with fake tan

  160. Colony

    March 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    For anyone looking for glasses similar to these, Warby Parker makes some great, affordable frames.

    http://www.warbyparker.com/women/optical/womens-eyewear-winston-eyeglass-frame-dark-moon-fade

  161. Fahad Hossain Adnan

    March 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I love that she has a bookish meets bad girl look. Oh what a great pair of specs and a leather jacket can do!

  162. Fahad Adnan

    March 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Absolute perfection. My most favorite photo to date. Bravo Scott.

  163. Kandida

    March 17, 2012 at 8:19 am

    looks beautiful, but cold!

  164. Heidi Howard

    March 17, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Interesting silhouette! It’s one that would be tricky to pull off and she did it. I don’t love the shoes with the outfit but they are fab.

  165. Beautiful Things

    March 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    At first I wasn’t sure about this but the more I looked at the picture, I realised how cleverly she’s put together this outfit from the sharp angular silhouette to the almost nude shoes

  166. Jane Alisa

    March 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Über chic, LOVE the shoes.

    Http://janealisa.tumblr.com

  167. Stylefig

    March 18, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Love the beauty of simplicity. You really captured a great shot here. Trying to master the art as well on my blog. So many beautiful photo’s waiting to be taken :)

  168. Sabine

    March 18, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Love this look! Really classy! I like how she combines the leather skirt with the chic tulip skirt.

    http://cookiescoffeecouture.blogspot.com/

  169. koolphoto

    March 18, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Nice look…I love the skirt and shoes!
    http://www.fotoestudio.es

  170. Rese

    March 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I NEED that jacket in my life.

  171. CAMILLA ALIBANDI

    March 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I NEED THE SHOES! ANYONE KNOWS HOW CAN I DO?
    BRAND?
    THANKS
    CAMILLA ALIBRANDI

  172. Dlight

    March 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    She’s stunning….

    Dlight from Paris

    La Rue A Du Style

    http://www.larueadustyle.com

  173. Victoria

    March 18, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I love the entire look. All black with a touch of beige. Plus, I love skirts with volume.

  174. suzy

    March 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  175. Holly

    March 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Can’t stop admiring this pic! What a cool lady

  176. Katarina

    March 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Love her shoes!

  177. Sharona

    March 19, 2012 at 11:12 am

    she’s doing it right with her point shoes in metal , this year’s spring trend :-)) love the nude/black combo!!$

  178. LaBella Luxe

    March 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Fabulous leather jacket and skirt!

  179. olivia

    March 20, 2012 at 12:35 am

    i love this look!

  180. sneha anil kumar

    March 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    loveit!

  181. sneha anil kumar

    March 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    love her look!and everything she is wearing!

  182. LCM

    March 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    love the angular cut of the coat mimicked in the skirt.
    http://www.one-daysome-day.tumblr.com

  183. Haidi Jafroudi Pappadakis

    March 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I loved the shoes

  184. steffi

    March 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    amazing shoes!

  185. Chipie

    March 31, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Love the rock and chic style! So French!

  186. Alicia

    April 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I love this outfit. I’m a sucker for leather anyway and she rocks it. And her shoes wow. It makes it look like you have legs for days

  187. @EnMufti

    August 9, 2012 at 7:02 am

    office chic! I love seeing RTW ensembles that I can actually wear to work. I think a lot of times, it is quite challenging to infuse runway pieces/looks into every day work wear, so that one still looks professional but not obviously a “professional”. As a female working in Finance, I have to adhere to a strict corporate dress code. It’s stifling, but I still try and have set up a blog to showcase my efforts. One last thing- Leather can definitely be corporate- I wore a leather blazer to work recently, and my boss loved it!

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