Friday, February 26, 2010

On the Street…..Sailor Stripe, London


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  1. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 3:52 am

    i want those shoes!

  2. Ginta

    February 26, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Love it!
    Truly effortless chic.

  3. Lovisa

    February 26, 2010 at 4:02 am

    The shoes are amazing!

  4. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 4:02 am

    100 per cent love this outfit. its amazing

  5. Fashionstyle

    February 26, 2010 at 4:03 am

    So class !!

  6. T H E F A T T A C K

    February 26, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Spring is here!



  7. Felicia

    February 26, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Can anyone ID them?


    February 26, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Loving the simplicity! No Frills and extravagance! a breath of fresh air!

  9. sofranni

    February 26, 2010 at 4:11 am

  10. dams & the fuctup factory

    February 26, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Love the richness of the jacket

  11. V

    February 26, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Very chic woman, but those shoes are horrible.

  12. Davidikus

    February 26, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Whenever my British friends come to Paris they are on the lookout for the Picasso/Gaultier sailor stripes. I always advise them to go to Saint-James (a French manufacturer, despite the name). I seldom go to Paris but I noticed recently you actually see more of those 'iconic-French' stripes in London than in Paris! Apparently, the Petit-Bateau influence!

    A trend you spotted very well!

  13. clémence

    February 26, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Nice stripes and nice shoes… Like it!

  14. magicmirror

    February 26, 2010 at 4:42 am

    love her shoes

  15. Razzi

    February 26, 2010 at 4:45 am

    This is a bit alexa, but if she was older and didnt get her chocha out as much. Really simple and elegant, I like it!


  16. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Nice scarf.
    It's all very "Alexa Chung"

  17. SabinePsynopsis

    February 26, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Finding this skirt length always rather difficult to wear (can easily look too 'auntie')- unless you are tall and slim like she is. The combination of blue and grey plus stripes gives it an elegant, but relaxed feeling.

  18. SILVIA G.

    February 26, 2010 at 5:11 am

    me encantan lo9s zapatos

  19. burgundy lips

    February 26, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I really love London & the people!

  20. Lou

    February 26, 2010 at 5:20 am

    the shoes make the outfit. I find the sshawl somehow a bit fussy. It does however beautifully frame her exquisite face.

  21. bianka

    February 26, 2010 at 5:35 am

    love the shoes!
    yeah, right. looks like chung.

  22. Kayna

    February 26, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I feel as though the proportions are a little off – the length of jacket plus length of shirt plus higher ankle booties sort of make it seem as though she has disproportionately small legs. I really love the colors though!

  23. Vinda Sonata

    February 26, 2010 at 5:48 am

    i really want to steal her shoes! i love her overall look, too, she's so feminine, and french chic!

    fashion atelier.

  24. Ms Cerise

    February 26, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I am a little bit heartbroken that you came to London and didn't see me and put me in your wonderful blog!!
    I'm only half joking!
    ..One day.
    I love the combination of the knee length skirt and ankle boots here, and the semi-translucence of the skirt, it really works.

  25. Archie

    February 26, 2010 at 6:10 am

    I love the blue jacket. It's the sort of thing a Corsican farm labourer might wear. I do not mean that in a bad way!

  26. Cecylia

    February 26, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I want her boots!!

  27. MELISSA Z.

    February 26, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Great pic and love the look!

  28. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Nice pic of a women in dailydress. And the boots are fantastic – I bought them for myself in sep. in London – they are from Prada F/W 09.

  29. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 6:47 am

    So eccentric.

  30. l´habitué

    February 26, 2010 at 6:50 am

    The stripes look perfect with that scarf.
    I would say she is an artist.
    Great picture.

  31. justbecausefashion

    February 26, 2010 at 6:59 am

    i love this shoes,



  32. clèr

    February 26, 2010 at 7:02 am

    shoes should be Prada or Car shoe, winter collection

  33. Moda de Colores

    February 26, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Gourgeous look! I like the shoes.

  34. MsSvelteNY

    February 26, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Shoes looks very Marc Jacobs. Not sure though. Either way, I love the color pallet.

  35. sophiemei

    February 26, 2010 at 7:56 am

    love her navy coat!! and the lovely scarf, gorgeous!

  36. stellagee

    February 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

    the shoes are prada. i have the same in black.

  37. Alice Olive

    February 26, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Love the scarf.

  38. zeynep

    February 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

    this is konca aykan, the recently launched vogue turkey's fashion editor. a very cute turkish voguette.

  39. Anna Marie

    February 26, 2010 at 8:52 am

    i always love a sailor stripe shirt, but i think i love those shoes even more!!

  40. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 8:53 am

    love this look, particularly the length of the skirt!

    They sell shoes that look exactly the same at Zara.

  41. The Pilgrim

    February 26, 2010 at 8:58 am

    It seems everybody is wearing those stripes this season (including me), but this elegant young lady takes them to a whole different level with the printed scarf and the unusually bright color of her pea coat.

  42. beths

    February 26, 2010 at 8:59 am

    The top layers, especially the scarf swimming about her face, are really stunning–the way her gaze is so horizontal and the shirt's stripes peek out of her pocket. And the proportion works, but for me the weights and textures of the lower half spoil it. The clingy skirt and heavy opaque tights make the shoes look like cement blocks to me; their potential grace looks clunky instead.

  43. Sophie

    February 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Love! I have shoes almost identical from Zara.

  44. what dia like

    February 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

  45. The Shitty Astrologer

    February 26, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I just love the depth of the blue in her jacket…very nice look.

  46. U-NI-TY

    February 26, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Nice outfit and style. Congrat'

  47. Kathleen

    February 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Love the mix here. Great use of tonal blues, incredible shoes, and the scarf is to die for. This striped top isn't worked into "her look" as well as the young lady from NYC used hers in a shot from last Tuesday, but all the same I like the mix. The coat is a gorgeous shade of blue, very beautiful.

  48. My Discworld

    February 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

    oh my word! it's a young lauren bacall.

  49. Hera

    February 26, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I love everything about this outfit, the scarf, the jacket, the shoes are my favorites.

  50. Meg

    February 26, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Boot is prada, look is spot on.

    Love the Breton stripes!

    And the motion of this photo. Lovely work.

  51. Lemon for breakfast

    February 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I love the shoes!! I've been looking for a similar ones, but I can't find them!

  52. Brummagem Joe

    February 26, 2010 at 10:44 am

    This look is actually something of a British staple these days among younger women (compare it with some other recent shots you've put up).

    For those in search of Picasso jersey sweaters (pace Davidikus said) check out J. Press the menswear store in NYC….they have a nice line on offer.

  53. Prutha

    February 26, 2010 at 10:50 am

    love the brick color in the background… not my fav outfit though :(

  54. Sandy

    February 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

    i love the shoes and the scarf! have a great weekend!

  55. sisty

    February 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Glad to see skirts this length popping up — the lightness of the fabric makes the length work. Very pretty.

  56. Anna

    February 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I would say the outfit is perfect except that she has great legs and should wear a shorter skrt! Love the scarf and shoes. Wonderful!

  57. My Story

    February 26, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Gotta love that scarf. I always have the intention of wearing a scarf, but never know how to go about it. I must say this is an inspiration.

  58. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

    She looks better than Chung. Proportion and palette play at its best.

  59. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Does anyone know the style name of these prada boots?? I'm dying to find them!

  60. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

    can anyone share the style name of the prada booties she's wearing?? Dying to find them…

  61. Lynne

    February 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Love it! New/Old London!
    I have a couple of posts on my blog right now that you might like, Scott:)

  62. Jacqueline

    February 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Great look! I love how the scarf ties together the color of the coat and the gray in the shoes. She walks with determination and you captured that. xo

    Pucci Studded Heels at

  63. Lisa Petrarca

    February 26, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I love what she's done with the scarf. Whenever I wear one I usually wear it the same way all the time…I'll have to try it this way.

    Lovin' the shoes!

    Happy Friday.

    ~*~If you want to take a stroll down the Southern Ca. coast I posted some pics.
    (Lisa Petrarca Blog).

  64. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 11:58 am

    love everything except the shoes… i feel they upstage the rest of the palette/shape. maybe the same shoes with a darker sole…

  65. stephanie_press

    February 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Are those rubber soles? So excellent.

  66. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Absolutely wonderful. Maravillosaaaa!!!!

  67. Norma

    February 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Swoonworthy shoes, those. I like the lighter sole — that is what makes them *almost* off, which is what makes it perfect.

  68. Lynn

    February 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I love this look, but I don't actually think she's wearing a skirt – they look like bloomer trousers to me….

  69. Carol

    February 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I've been looking for that jacket. Does anyone know that label? (You can see the logo.) Let me know, please!: flowscapes at gmail

    You can get the French sailor shirts from Hamilton Marine, among others. They run large. You might have to alter.

  70. Suzanne

    February 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I want those shoes in a terrible way.

  71. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    do you know that almost every teenager in Poland looks like this lady?!


    February 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I absolutley love, love this outfit. I want it.

  73. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I agree with Anonymous 11:58 AM. I like the shoes as an independent entity, but think they mar the whole outfit. I can't get beyond the off-whiteness of the crepe soles looking "dirty" in comparison to the white striped sailor shirt. Grey suede is still a great choice if the soles were dark (which wouldn't work with the concept of these booties, which are an interpretation of the "desert boot") — then the look would be awesome, allowing the white of the sailor shirt to pop as the lightest shade.

  74. nadia

    February 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    incidentally, just picked up a breton stripe top for $15 at uniqlo. quality material – as they often do – and accessible in most major cities.

  75. Elisa

    February 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Nice shoes!
    Best regards from Argentine

  76. LunaStitches

    February 26, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    She looks great. I love the colors of her coat and scarf. Are her tights black? I'm always too wimpy to wear black and navy though I know it's not a faux pas….

  77. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Love the match-not-matchiness of this whole look. You and Garance have single-handedly (dual handedly?) forced me to update my wardrobe with stripes…and khaki. :)

  78. edinamonsoon

    February 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I covet the shoes as well. I'd be very interested in seeing them with a darker sole, but the crepe sole gives them a stronger early
    70's vibe.

  79. Xtabay Liz

    February 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    She reminds me of art school. My best friend at RISD dressed just like this.

  80. Amy

    February 27, 2010 at 12:02 am

    The shoes are divine.

  81. Shannon

    February 27, 2010 at 1:21 am

    The blue on blue is beautiful.

  82. ironyCloud

    February 27, 2010 at 3:43 am

    The gray suede booties are amazing, and the scarf is a nice complement to the outfit!

  83. Diane

    February 27, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Love the details on the scarf!

  84. tm

    February 27, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Great color of the jacket!!

  85. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 11:47 am

    those are prada shoes… ım so happy ı own one of the same pair:) loved her style

  86. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    The shoes are PRADA SPORT from FW09

    (last season, but still very on-trend)

  87. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Aren't they pants? Love this.

  88. src

    February 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Love the blue jacket.

  89. ladydetective

    February 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    The shoes – I know everyone has already said it a hundred times over, but they're amazing.

  90. Leticia

    February 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Those shoes are Godly.

  91. Anonymous

    February 28, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Fabulous! Last time I was in Florence in summer this was taught to me by a local. I love it!

  92. tenzing

    February 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I think the shoes are from ZARA
    been eyeing it for a while
    looove it

  93. olivias-pizzaz

    March 1, 2010 at 1:32 am

    love the shoes!! they look like shoes from the alexas new line with madewell

  94. middleseason

    March 1, 2010 at 8:28 am

    The scarf and the jacket!Wow
    Middleseason is coming, at least!

  95. Thethinman

    March 1, 2010 at 10:25 pm


  96. Thethinman

    March 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    gotta be the shoes

  97. Anonymous

    March 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Greatly done casual!

  98. Emma van Bijnen

    March 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    they look like the see by chloe shoes..

  99. Anonymous

    March 19, 2010 at 7:59 am

    haha no way, she is my cousin! :)

  100. Serena

    March 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Love it!

  101. seda

    March 24, 2010 at 5:30 am

    konca is vogue turkey's fashion editor. so proud to see her cool here:)

  102. Anonymous

    April 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Carol the jacket is Acne for Lanvin

  103. Rocky Mantle

    September 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    1.The expression on this young lady’s face evokes a young Charlotte Rampling. (They look nothing alike, I know, but there is something in the eyes that relates them in my mind.) 2. The shot looks like one of many taken of Audrey Hepburn on the street in Rome in the 1960s.

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