Friday, July 18, 2008

On the Street…..Short & Active, Paris and Milan


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  1. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 11:28 am


  2. tj

    July 18, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Hottest fashion accessory = Vespa.

  3. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 18, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Great look for those with long legs, I wonder how one would adapt this look if they had shorter or thicker gams? Also, Beware, this is for those under 30, I would say? I like how the shape and pleating of the leather bags sort of echoes the drape of the dresses, I think it is a good match. A design conoisseur said the other day he hated the new Ray-Bans with all the logos, but I think the proportions have improved, at least in Way-farers. The red ones on the top pic are just perfect for her face! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  4. michelina

    July 18, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Part of the beauty of these ensembles is these ladies’ lovely and effortless legs– love the sexy flats. The first girl’s flats remind me of the hand-tailored sandals of St.Tropez. But the vespa, so hot– and check out that rockin’ hair!

    I agree with Jorge– adapting this for less-than-perfect pins is a challenge. But part of great style is working with what God gave you. It is an art, no doubt…

  5. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Those girls prove that it’s possible to be casual and yeat extremely elegant at the same time.

  6. andrea

    July 18, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I am not sure what it is, but European women just seem so at ease in their confidence. I love this series of photos….while living in Paris for a short time in the 1960′s my BEAUTIFUL mother traveled through the south of France on the back of a Harley Davidson. Now that would have made some great shots. I love the blue dress in the top photo! What a beautiful women.

  7. miss cavendish

    July 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Yes, yes, yes to the dresses, and a super yes to the fab metallic sandals in the bottom photo.

    • Lea

      November 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Yes, I loved it too

  8. kagitsune

    July 18, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    @Jorge: A shorter-legged woman couldn’t pull off the low-waisted look of the first… Perhaps an empire/babydoll fit, hem hitting just above the knee. ^^

    2nd pic: does anyone else think it’s really funny that her bag is covering 75% of her dress? xD Seriously, I don’t understand huge purses… ^^;

  9. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    The lovely woman in the bright blue dress has chosen a design that compliments her figure–the first rule of style. Not all looks are adaptable to all body types, nor should they be. The new Wayfarers have lost the angular drama of the originals, which I continue to wear.

  10. Carolina Lange

    July 18, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    They look great! I’m loving to wear short dresses! I adore the dress of the first photo, it is casual and elegante at the same time! And the color is amazing!
    I also love the saldals if the last photo, cute and looking confortable!

    • Lea

      November 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Yes, I´m happy for using short and fresh looking dresses, and also which I love most such as skirts and so
      I fell good using these little but pretty , funny and colourful clothes.


    July 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    OooOOOOOoooo effortless is best:)


  12. lord sessa

    July 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Oh boy,the first photograph is…succulent..What a pair of legs!

  13. Miguel

    July 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    So simple, so casual, so summer… I love the loo in the first photo, the bag and dress in the second and the blac and white in the third… Nice shots.

  14. vavavinny

    July 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    The first girl in the turquoise shirt dress is extremely beautiful (she almost looks Charlotte Casiraghi-ish) and also very chic in a casual manner. The color choices she makes are very wise. The camel-colored leather bag triggers the hue of the dress and the scarlet sunglasses perfectly and the white simple strappy sandals don’t take attention away from the rest of the look. Young, unfussy daywear at its best!

  15. norawoah

    July 18, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    I, too, want to be incredibly fabulous on a vespa.

  16. whyioughtta

    July 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Especially LOVE the first (blue) dress.

    @ jorje fom palm beach (11:36): I don’t think that this is just for under 30s. Great legs at 35 or 40 are just as sexy as great legs at 25 or 30. You just have to do as these ladies have done and keep the rest of the look demure and not too fleshy (or you risk treading in cougar territory).

    I love how undone these looks are (hair, shoes, accessories)…THIS is how to achieve ultimate summer simplicity with a dress.

  17. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    The second picture looks as if it could be out of an ad campaign. Gorgeous girl, immaculate male companion, and the product placement of Vespa!

  18. Iheartfashion

    July 18, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Great looks! Love the short dress/flat sandal combo!

  19. V

    July 18, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    wow, those girls look amazing! very fresh..

  20. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    The first girl in the blue dress is super hot. Women like her is the reason American women fell inferior to European women and consequently hate them.

  21. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Am I the only person on earth who thinks “short skirt + moving Vespa = TMI disaster”? But all these chicks are rocking it (even the lady in pic 3 with the black/white dress). And the girl on the Vespa has awesome hair.

  22. K.B.

    July 18, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I love the blue of the first dress. I’m glad to see bold colors, when the department stores around here have been filled with pretty drab stuff.

    The gal on the Vespa — can’t really see what she’s wearing besides that enormous bag. My goodness, what all does she need to carry?

    The black dress in the third picture I’m not so hot on. Never was a fan of the trapeze dress. But the black-and-white number on the left is lovely.

  23. Dan

    July 18, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    All three are great. The woman in the first photo really needs more than a helmet in the way of protective gear if she’s going to ride a scooter or motorcycle. Personal safety aside, she looks adorable. I suppose the same could be said for number two. Perhaps the streets are safer there.

  24. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Oh my, Europeans wearing helmets! I thought they didn’t do that! ;-) (I know – on bicycles.) There have been so many threads focused on this that I couldn’t help myself. I know what I’m going out to find – a blue dress like that one. Cute!

  25. Maggie May

    July 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    oh oh the girl in the blue is a dream!! perfect color for her and i loooove that dark hair pulled back so casually…

  26. Anonymous

    July 19, 2008 at 12:30 am

    I'd like to know more about the woman in black & white

  27. Aly-gator

    July 19, 2008 at 2:28 am

    i <3 the black dress, it's shape and how it flows and not to mention the perfect length.

  28. The Conscious Snob

    July 19, 2008 at 3:12 am

    I’m loving that huge Balenciaga bag.

  29. Anonymous

    July 19, 2008 at 3:55 am

    my favourite is the black and white in the third pic

  30. Julie

    July 19, 2008 at 4:56 am

    oooooh beautiful shoes!!

  31. Anonymous

    July 19, 2008 at 7:10 am

    DEFINITELY for under 40s. The shape of your legs may stay the same, but the texture of the flesh and smoothness of the skin don’t. I remember everyone gasping not so long ago at how weird Elle Macpherson’s knees looked in a short skirt at a launch, and she has the longest legs I’ve ever seen on anyone.

    But so enjoyable to look at in these pix!

    • NĂ­via

      November 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      I think it´s not a matter of age or the lenght of legs,
      it´s a matter, in fact , of height, can´t never compare a tall model, or even tall street women with shorter ones.
      but both can use the same things in their own proportion
      in the other hand,I don´t think that older women can´t use short skirts or little dresses, if they have yet the body for using what the youngest does

  32. Liverani

    July 19, 2008 at 8:20 am

    I love this red wayfarer

  33. Anonymous

    July 19, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Aw, Sart — did you run along behind the Vespa? What did you do to make this beautiful girl laugh so? Killer smile. So sweet!

    La dolce Vita.

    And killer legs.

    – desertwind

  34. Barbara

    July 19, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    The motorcycle shot is great. I really love how you captured the excitement. Great legs!

  35. John and Beatrice

    July 19, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    The girl on the Vespa. Sigh. Move over Alfie!

  36. style crusader

    July 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    The black dress in the 3rd picture is serious perfection, and I would love to know where it came from.

  37. Turling

    July 19, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    The world needs more thighs. Yes, it does.

  38. Katherine in LA

    July 19, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Again, effortless style= natural good looks. What if you have none? MM?

  39. Shopaholic D

    July 19, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    ooh – that turquoise-y dress is so pretty. i never find stuff like that when i go shopping! lol

    :) D

  40. pretty kitty publishing

    July 19, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Timeless looks for women of the world.

  41. Anonymous

    July 19, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I dare to you to go to the midwest. I’m sure, with your discerning eye for style, you’d be able to snap some memorable looks out of a sea of basic cotton and flip flops.

  42. Anonymous

    July 20, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Does anyone know where the turquoise dress comes from?

  43. Johanna

    July 20, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    middle one is like the essence of cool

  44. Jenn

    July 20, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    i aim to own that turquoise dress someday.

  45. Stellasteff

    July 20, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I’ve got to get that mindblowing article of clothing (third pic) into my life. With a long gold chain, I think I would be complete.

  46. Anonymous

    July 21, 2008 at 12:05 am

    ho hum boring

    elegant , playful, but oh so boringggggg

  47. Anne

    July 21, 2008 at 4:17 am

    The girl in the first picture looks a lot like Charlotte Casiraghi. Isn’t it her?

  48. Vintage and Stardust

    July 21, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Oh! I love that turquoise dress – so summerfeelingish;)



  49. Irene

    July 21, 2008 at 6:01 am

    The black dress in the third picture is from H&M Trend two years ago – I have the same one.

  50. Cakez

    July 21, 2008 at 6:06 am

    Ugh the trapeze in the last shot does nothing for her frame
    Luv Luv that blue dress though!

  51. Anonymous

    July 21, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I love the first and last photos. So beautiful and effortless! Whoever said the girl in the blue dress looks a bit like a younger Charlotte Casiraghi, is spot on. I lovelove the black dress! It ventures dangerously into nightgown territory or some such, but she pulls it off, especially with the aid of her nice legs. Also, I like the lack of makeup- something rarely seen nowadays.
    As for the middle picture, why is she carrying a huge black, leather bag in the middle of summer?And the dress and shoes just scream wrong to me.

  52. Anonymous

    July 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    To Anonymous 5:35pm. What century are you living in? While my wide circle of female American friends and I admire and appreciate these fresh looks, we would never hate nor feel inferior to another beautiful woman. We are women of substance whose style goes beyond externals.

    • Valentina

      November 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      I was about to ask the same thing…hehe
      I use all of these, and I ´m never concern about age, or if my flash and bones, are in shape for that

  53. Anonymous

    July 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    this is how i want to look this summer. cool, relaxed, great.

  54. Anonymous

    July 21, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    the extra pretty greatness of the last look with the black dress is: you can walk into your lokal h&m tomorrow and get a great, unbelievably reasonable copy version of the complete outfit (including sandals!)aah! isn't life with today's amenities lovely?

  55. Anonymous

    July 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    the camel bag in the first pic, whos it by??! i love it!

  56. lilysmakebelieve

    July 21, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Where do the women in Paris and Italy get their long legs? Can I purchase some?

  57. LuLu124

    July 21, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    all three outfits are very chic and lovely!!!

  58. Anonymous

    July 21, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    i really really really want that blue dress.

  59. JMO

    July 22, 2008 at 2:28 pm


  60. sag57

    July 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    ok really be cooler like honestly these people are effortlessly cool

  61. sromeo

    July 22, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Oye, since I saw this post the other day, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about dresses in this style. I told myself that I needed to cut down on summer spending, but I sort of hope beyond hope that I can find something similar to the top blue dress…..

  62. Anonymous

    July 22, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Can someone ID the top blue dress?????
    I WANT ITTT!!!
    It reminds me of one I saw a while ago…but I can’t put my finger on which brand it was!
    And the bag too….

  63. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 8:08 am

    im more curious about what the man in background of pic 1 is wearing. are those cheap monday jeans?? im quite sure i spotted them last time i was in stockholm.

  64. Anonymous

    July 26, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I don’t understand how people can wear dresses this short. It looks great while they are standing up, but how do they sit down without exposing their rears? And what if the wind blows or if they drop something and need to pick it up off the ground? I don’t understand it.

  65. Zana Fauzi

    July 28, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Is that a Balenciaga bag ? Drool.

  66. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Agree with all the comments on the legs and how it´s difficult having smooth, firm skin past 30 years old….
    The Balenciaga bag is a horrible FAKE….
    The key here is being natural,just throw on a dress when getting out of bed and that´s it… but then again it has to do with age.

    • Valentina

      November 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      it´s just that in the end, I´m afraid!…
      ..wake up and thow a dress on!
      all women, the older and the youngest ones, who dares to put these things on, effortless in their way, have in mind!!!
      That´s it!

  67. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 5:19 am

    vivienne westwood dress <3

  68. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:23 am

    currently, i’m kinda obsessed with mini dresses. and these 3 dresses are simply cool :D

  69. James

    November 5, 2008 at 8:24 am

    The girl in the blue is a dream girl!! perfect color for her and I love that dark hair pulled back so casually…

    Wide Circles

  70. stefan

    June 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I miss you Aria.. Nice dress by the way..

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