Tuesday, October 14, 2008

On the Street….Shoulders, Paris


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  1. Catie

    October 14, 2008 at 9:07 am

    I love it!

  2. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Wow! Her attitude is awesome! Jacket, pants, shoes and hair are really great, but what about this nail-color and tummy-showing?!

  3. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 14, 2008 at 9:12 am


    What courage!

    a little costume like though

    This shows a look above a person. If she is not a designer then who is she……

    the shoulders are merely secondary in this look.

    That says a lot.

  4. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:13 am

    fun to look at but too costumey for the street. trying too hard.

  5. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:15 am

    The modesty panel on the tights! That is a innovation to be grateful for. I can’t think of a smarter addition to women’s clothing since pantyhose themselves.

  6. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:22 am

    wow i like it! apart from the exposed midriff. she looks a bit “costumey” but it still works for me :)

  7. Gregory Smith

    October 14, 2008 at 9:23 am

    I’m going to describe this as “fairy tale chic.” I like it, but the shoulders still remind me of Snow White, or something. I’d hate it if it weren’t all black. It definitely takes a bold personality to wear that. I appreciate it.

  8. Randall

    October 14, 2008 at 9:31 am

    At last, fashion with a capital F. I would tell her: Well done.

  9. BaronArtz

    October 14, 2008 at 9:38 am

    This is really unique, and, on her, totally HOT. She’s fierce. Can I have her phone number, please?

  10. Anna

    October 14, 2008 at 9:42 am

    I actually love it when people dress whithout considering what others might think…as extreme as it can be. Great look and character!

  11. beths

    October 14, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I’d love to see the top and pants worn with a slouchy cardigan–not necessarily black. Each item (coat, top, pants) calls so much attention to itself that the ensemble doesn’t cohere–though I like each piece.

  12. Zakuro

    October 14, 2008 at 9:49 am

    cool high shoulders although this doesnt fit for the street by day.

    her all black style is cool-chic!

  13. Erin

    October 14, 2008 at 9:58 am

    love the skirt, and the booties…and black tights…that all works fine…the rest of the outfit doesn’t work too well.

  14. sandman_gr

    October 14, 2008 at 10:02 am


  15. cheryl

    October 14, 2008 at 10:06 am

    I am completely astounded by the positive comments left here. Really?

    I really hope this isn’t driving fashion.

  16. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 am


  17. beccajanie

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 am

    she looks fabulous!

  18. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    October 14, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I agree with anna on this! people are always following the rules and most of all not being themselves. But with this brave soul, she dares to be different. She does like the commercial and lives above the influence

  19. Caaah

    October 14, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Bravo! Here’s to not watering it down for the “streets”. I would even add one of my big amber rings.

  20. Olviya

    October 14, 2008 at 10:58 am

    mmm, this gothic look features great with Irenas beauty!

  21. norawoah

    October 14, 2008 at 11:05 am

    She is great! I love it! I don’t even care if it is a bit much for the streets, it’s amazing and she can totally rock it.

  22. zana bayne

    October 14, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Goodness. She wears margiela SO WELL! I would love to see MORE people dressed like this in the daytime.

  23. Catherine

    October 14, 2008 at 11:15 am

    From the waist down, I like it. The shoulders don’t do it for me, and the exposed mid-riff doesn’t really fit with the layers and boots, or well, at all actually. I never liked the exposed midriff look (except at the beach), even when it was very much the thing (when was that. . .late 90s? Early Aughts? I guess I’ve blocked it out.) Cute boots and leggings and skirt, though. That’s a look I might copy!

  24. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:17 am

    is that Irina Lazareanu?

  25. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:20 am

    those margiela leggings/pants are sick
    and her jacket is fabbbbb
    chic goth-ish look. love it.
    but not loving the peek-a-boo of the tummy.

    but all together a sick look.

  26. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:30 am

    margiela forever!

  27. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Wheeee!! Love it. God bless costumey!

  28. Haley Hogan

    October 14, 2008 at 11:48 am

    She is quite sexy–I think I would have a girl crush on her and take her for a nightcap at Le Palais de Tokyo…

  29. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:49 am

    When a woman dresses like this, she’s ABSOLUTELY considering what others may think.

  30. XAVS

    October 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    That is corageous, certainly…interesting but i’m not quite sure yet if I like it or not…maybe its because we can’t see the back side of the coat…

  31. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Welcome back, dear divas!

  32. Birdy

    October 14, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    risky…….and it works.

  33. The Storialist

    October 14, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Gregory Smith said this reminded him of Snow White…

    I see the Evil Queen.

    I can’t imagine seeing a person wearing this in a crowd of denim and t-shirts. Terrifying but indeed intriguing.

  34. the_eye_collector

    October 14, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I wish more women would employ that innovative way of avoiding the dreaded camel-toe. Bravo!

  35. Punkiww

    October 14, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Cool look. I appreciate costumey. I dig it!

  36. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    I love the tights and booties, but i think the shoulders and midriff are a terrible choice. she’s a very brave soul though! props to her. I’m hopeful to know what the rest of her wardrobe looks like.

  37. metscan

    October 14, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Nope,not feeling this at all.But if she is on her way to some costume show,well then I understand.

  38. -h of candid cool

    October 14, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    i love the drama! i wish i could see a close up of her bustier(..?)/top.

    really amazing.

  39. Princess Mia

    October 14, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Love the boots, love the black…
    Very dramatic does day… gutzy – I like!!

  40. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Visionary, for real!! Tight goth look!!

  41. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Halloween isn’t for two more weeks.

  42. Dominica

    October 14, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    to Zana Bayne :

    you’re absolutely right ! It’s a Martin Margiela coat she’s wearing…
    Belgian designers rule !!

  43. Paris & Pascual

    October 14, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    the shoulders on this jacket is amazing. i love the drama it creates!

  44. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I love everything but wouldn’t dare wear the coat, it’s really nice and looks great..on HER. I find it too costumey for the street, esp. for daytime. Just wondering though, was there anything special going on when this photo was taken (besides Paris fashion week)? Or was this really one of her “everyday”outfits?

  45. john benjamin pritchett

    October 14, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Superb! Such an awesome look. Except for the cigarette which means her wonderful ensemble smells like smoke…

  46. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    neat! It looks like the blogger @ Kingdom of Style, but maybe it’s not her..

  47. Hadley Gets Crafty

    October 14, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Sometimes this is how I’m dressed in my mind.

    On the outside I’m dressed more like the gal below.

    I wonder how these folks dress in their daydreams. Or should I coin them “sartorial-dreams”?

  48. pop-trendy.com

    October 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm



    The pants are interesting. Is it an all in one pants/skirt?

    A gutsy combination, but I think its been pulled off.

  49. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    “people are always following the rules and most of all not being themselves”

    That’s more than a little presumptuous. Just because someone doesn’t want to look like a walking art exhibit does not mean that s/he isn’t being him/herself.

    I love the outfit apart from the exposed tummy (too 90s! too soon!), and I wonder where she’s going.

  50. Adiel

    October 14, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    I am loving that silhouette!

  51. Hapsical London Fashion Blog

    October 14, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    I love how it’s hard to tell what’s going on with this outfit because everything’s black, the pants(trousers) have got an interesting panel at the front and the jacket is unusually structured. It’s obviously a very complex, thought-out outfit, but she somehow manages to make it look very underkey and normal which is clever.

  52. Brigadeiro

    October 14, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Ooh, how I love puffy sleeves, and this gorgeous girl takes it to a whole new level, so theatrical! I might crack out my overly puffed sleeve Costume National blazer, inspired by her fearlessness :)

  53. monique

    October 14, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Yeah, it's slightly "costumey" but I love it. She works it. I don't care if it's 9 a.m. She is a breath of fresh air. The sexy evil stepmother in an S&M fairy tale. She punish me any time.

    I would wear everything she's got on but not all together. I really love the jacket in all its drama. The tights are so unique and crazy. I'm not sure about the top because I don't know what it is but it's not likely I'd wear it and bare my navel around town.

    I dig her hair and her nails and her great profile.

    She's perfect as she is.

  54. BT

    October 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    I wish I had the nerve to wear this outfit. She looks stunning and if I were her, I’d be proud to wear it anywhere.

  55. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    definitely vampire goth… very Parisian true blood (would never fly in the u.s. south, right?)

  56. Vanna

    October 14, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    A study in how to wear black. Wonderful.

  57. NF

    October 14, 2008 at 7:11 pm


  58. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 8:23 pm


  59. Rhys

    October 14, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I know the story behind her pants :D I’ve seen them as jeans before. I believe they’re inspired by the sillohette created by wearing stockings and a skirt together, and margiela intended to re-create this sillohette in 1 garment. Its a beautiful touch, but I think that the pants would be much more appreciated in a subtle, understated look.

    Now if only he could merge shoes and socks together…that would be a timesaver


  60. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Definitely not Irina.
    I wonder how long it will be until the exposed midriff makes a full-fledged comeback. I was never a fan, but I’m always interested to see who will take the risk.

  61. Hissy Stitch

    October 14, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    The theme song from The Jetsons is now running through my head…

  62. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I love it so much I won’t even hate. Instead I’ll congratulate. That is the chic-est look I’ve seen on this blog in while. Uhm, I’ll love anyone who can tell me who on earth made those leggings with the tummy panel skirt thing.

  63. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    GASP mon dieu!!!!!! minus everything but the jacket.

    where could i ever find such a jacket? i feel such an obsession toward it i might have to make one myself.

  64. thwany

    October 15, 2008 at 12:27 am

    this reminds me of that episode of will and grace where karen and her nemesis lady both want shoulder transplants

  65. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 1:39 am

    thank god for ‘costumey’.
    finally a relatively captivating image.

  66. MH

    October 15, 2008 at 2:29 am

    No one would look at her twice in Paris. That’s what makes her so brilliant, well and Paris too. Unfortunately the mass conservativists in NYC wouldn’t dig this very much. She’s probably Carine Roitfeld’s assistant. Or she should be. She’s brilliant because she just is.

  67. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 2:31 am

    simply divine.

  68. Fashionstyle

    October 15, 2008 at 3:03 am

    Special but lovely !!


    October 15, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Wow, that´s some bad ass shoulders!

  70. Gina

    October 15, 2008 at 3:30 am

    I love it. It also reminds me of 1990s Seoul fashion.

  71. 凹me,凹u,凹the world

    October 15, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    she look like Inrina’s style


    October 15, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    lagerfeld’s idea of a linebacker

  73. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    That coat is FABULOUS!

  74. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Man, she RUINED it with this peek of her tummy. Give me a break! Only on the beach, sweets.

    Other than that, what a command she has! Incredible profile.

  75. la gata lista

    October 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    i love this! it’s like gareth pugh for real life.

  76. MsSvelteNY

    October 15, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I WANT THOSE LEGGINS. Pure genius … why didn’t someone think about this before we got assaulted visually by camel toes? Where can I get these in NY?

  77. Jessie77

    October 15, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    very bold i love it!

  78. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    This seems somewhat inspired by PJ Harvey’s Victorian Gothic look for her White Chalk album last year:

  79. neslie

    October 16, 2008 at 12:22 am

    so far she’s the best classy goth i’ve ever seen!so cool, so vampire, so spooky yet so beautiful…j’aime beaucoup cette madame, grrr!!!

  80. Wes Thomas

    October 16, 2008 at 3:16 am

    I don’t see costumy at all, I see freakin couture! I love this look. Not everyone could pull this off, but I think she looks really edgy – in the good way!

  81. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    That’s Irina Lazareanu, isn’t it?

  82. James Bort

    October 17, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Je crois reconnaitre l’endroit, proche du Palais de Tokyo, musée que j’adore. Amazing pictures, as usual.
    A bientôt.

  83. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    She’s got a truly gorgeous profile…

  84. la femme

    October 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    One of my favourites.

  85. Anonymous

    October 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Looks fab as ever…her name’s Yasmina Dexter. Does PR in London.


    October 20, 2008 at 5:30 am

    she looks fabulous!Love the proportions of the outfit,she wears it effortlessly.

  87. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    i have margiela envy!

  88. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    her name is caroline, the girl at gnarlitude knows her

  89. [email protected]

    November 1, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    She’s amazing. I would die if I saw someone wearing this on the streets of my city.

  90. Tante Olivie

    April 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm


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