Hi Scott! I have started visiting your blog late summer last year. I have watched all your photos from the very beginning and I think you’re really amazing.You really got the eye. And this photo is amazing as well. Beautiful checked skirt. Its colours are complimented by those yellow cabs from far behind. Not to mention leather jacket. It looks so well on her.
The lady does great credit to the concept of mixing avant garde fashion elements (the Vivienne Westwood or Westwood-inspired tartan culottes and platform oxfords) with modern classic pieces (motorcycle jacket and crocodile bag). It’s nice to see someone juxtaposing styles and looking chic and pretty rather than just weird and disjointed, as is more often the case.
What synchronicity! I have essentially identical shoes and just today was pondering whether they’d look good with a skirt and tights. (Although on closer look, it looks more like she’s wearing loose-fitting cropped pants?)
I love the asymmetry of her jacket and the leather it’s made of.
You caught a great smile, Schu. As a photographer who grew up in darkrooms with fixer and stop bath…I hate you. But it’s only sour grapes. I’m not keen on the mix match of tartan and motorcycle jacket but she is so cute that I could care less. BTW, I love Kim Chi.
I love the leather with the plaid. For me, being from the Midwest near Chicago, it’s all about taking inspiration from what I see around the world and putting my own casual spin on it. Usually with lower-end items within my budget.
I don’t know why but the slant zipper feature always seems to give a jacket a complimentary cut. I had a favorite ski jacket with that feature for years that turned me into an athlete when I zipped it up. Wish there were more of them around.
I’ll take the shoes and jacket any day; but the pairing of the tartan fabric with the beautiful, worn leather — loose vs. tight; clean vs. sac-like — I think truly detracts from the fabulousness of the leather vibe. It is odd though, it is that.
I was in NY last week, was keeping an eye out for you. How are you always able to get people to pose in the middle of the street without them getting run over? :-) Thank you for sharing your pics & your creativity.
I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, so I have decided to submit my comment in verse form:
Plaid makes me glad, and of tartan I’m a fan. This lady’s smile is as bright as, her jacket is tan. From plaid skirt to leather jacket, this lady oozes style. But I especially love her handbag, in black crocodile.
nope. shoes are clunky, bag is stupidly large, jacket is—no wait it’s not the jacket, it’s the skirt! I hate the skirt. I want black, skin tight jeans or leather. Then all the rest works. Otherwise, it is strictly thrift store. I don’t care who she is.
i know that i could never get away with wearing a suit like that but she wears it so well and looks great! i absolutly adore her jacket. it goes nicely with her shoes and the black bag breaks up the brown and coordinates well with her the plaid. another great shot!
Great attitude! That jacket emphasizes her waist nicely, and the plaid top peaking out at the hips adds fullness to the waste, but it is sweetly odd, at the same time. This is truly an individualistic look that harkens back to the ’70s. The handbag (YSL?) is the bomb. The only troubling thing for me is the hoisery – perhaps a tan colour? I don’t know, though.
Sarto, I miss seeing older women on this blog. Old men wearing suits are common on this blog, but older women are very rare. I know there are very well-dressed older women out there. Speaking of which, does anybody know what a woman’s equivalent of a classic men’s suit is? What is truly classic for a woman to wear, regardless of age?
wow she really pulls off that look. I bought a very similar part of plaid shorts (mine are actually culottes) the other day. Its summer over here so ive been wearing them with loose singlets but this photo has given me some great ideas for winter! :)
This is so hot! This is one of my favorite looks I’ve seen on here in a while. The shoes are great. The pants are incredible! That jacket is so cool. I love the color, paired with the tartan. I would never have thought to pair those colors, but it looks SO good. She is a freakin genius.