Pretty bad. What’s with the white hair? Her face is so young as is her clothing choices, why leave out the hair? She obviously thinks about about her style, A LOT. I find it interesting that someone who pays this much attention to the way they look breaks a cardinal rule. Bad baaaaaaaaad
You know, mainly I come across shots here that make me think about the clothes the person is wearing. But sometimes there are those that just make me really want to get to know the person. This is definitely one of them.
This look simultaneously confuses and intrigues me. My first reaction is, “WHAT?” and the fact that I don’t immediately “get it” makes the look way more interesting. Somewhat like a work of art that draws you in via disorientation.
Also, I love it when people dress for anti-beauty. That takes guts and is very difficult to pull off.
so pretentious. and she looks annoyed she is being photographed, even though her outfit is begging for attention. this is the attitude that gives style a bad name. enjoy the creativity and be happy about it! don’t pretend you are too cool to care.
i love “anne’s” point! isn’t it boring to only dress to be attractive to a conventional sort of man? why not dress (as this woman seems to) to interest herself, other creative people; to appear intriguing, multi-dimensional and intelligent rather than just purely “sexy”?! i love this more intellectual and individual approach to clothing. thanks for the inspiration!
It is interesting how her clothing creates a wavy mirror trick like at the state fair. I stared at this image and tried to decide if you had used a tricky lens. Very unusual look…almost dizzying, other worldly. Thanks for the image.
The thing is, women are expected to dress to convey ‘femininely sexy’ first and everything else second or not at all: femininely sexy and creative, femininely sexy and intelligent, femininely sexy and powerful…There’s very little space for women to express something other than ‘femininely sexy’, and there’s no space in heteronormative culture for women to be considered sexy because they’re creative, or powerful, or intelligent. A man in an oddball outfit which spoke of power or intellect or wit might get away with it, because men are read as desireable and valuable through what they can do; women only through how they appear.
Which is, of course, stupid and demoralizing. I like this outfit. It’s clever (I don’t like the shoes, though…too nowish; they should be regular flat white trainers) There’s a sort of famous picture of Malcolm McLaren dressed rather like this in the early eighties, although his jacket is much less appealing. And I love her hair.
It’s a witty outfit. And while I don’t think that the whole end of woman is to be sexy, I do think that wit is sexy.
melusine: You are too right. Funny that the comment just beneath yours even says the woman looks scary.. I suppose women who don’t aim to please (in a cnventional way, that is) are a little scary in our culture. And yes, wit is sexy! In women as well as in men, at least in a perfect world.