This is one of my favorite things I've seen on your site. Something about looking so cute on a casual park day, without being overdone, really draws me in. I think I need to put on a cute top and go to the lake today!
Not so impressed by the reading material (aren't we done with Adam Gopnik yet?? please?), but the bike and especially her LEGS are unbeatable accessories! Did anyone see the recent little article in the Times, about personals in Craig's List by New Yorkers in love with people they saw on/with bikes? She looks like she would have inspired dozens on the day you caught her.
Wow, could this be the first trans-continental family Sartorialist spotting? You featured her sister in Paris twice in the past year, and now the big sister in NY! Style and legs appear to run in the family.
I would love to see more of the bike. The tan seat is so lovely.
I really dig what she's wearing. Very Norma Kamali 1970's-ish. Also very swimsuit 1927-ish. I ride my bike like a demon from hell and get all sweaty and intense but on those rare days when I want a chill cruise this sort of outfit is perfect…. Just not sure high waist will work on big, hard biker booty. Will investigate.
Very inspiring, I am just upgrading my bike with many silver parts and was worrying about it looking too shiny and technical, but she looks very cool. Quite a Margaret Howell look with the teeny shorts and stripes. And to be pedantic it's not fixed it's got a back break, but where are the brake levers?!
looking through all your photos its amazing how style is expressed through these very real individuals…like people always rave about the way celebrities dress…i think all these people's way of dressing has more character than any celebrity.
Style Ph.D, "Aren't we done with Adam Gopnik yet please" is the kind of remark implies you carry books for their effect, not enjoyment. And I am going to guess, the remark is by a person who has never been able to make a living from his or her published work.
Ah, having just returned to LA after a vacation to Brooklyn, let me say that your photos of New York are dreamy.
There is something about the mix of concrete and grass that puts New Yorkers in a mood to structure their casual looks with classy details such as excellent belts with a classic patina, a solidly cool pair of shades and hair that is neat, yet not overdone.
It is quite refreshing.
Also,I love the pendant the young lady is wearing. I picked up similar jewelry while in New York to dress up my t-shirt and jeans look.
I have a boutique to recommend to all of you who are near Ft. Greene: Barking Brown, on Myrtle. Thank you for the nice work, Scott.
It verges on hipster for me in what looks to me such SUCH a self-conscious look, but that could be because out here in CA, when we go outside to read, we sprawl in bikinis and shorts rather than perching with Rolexes and leather-seated bicycles. She represents fashion over function I suppose.
But I like lots of the pieces individually: the sandals rock, the high-waited shorts are very cute.
Really enjoying the truly "on the street" pics … and on the grass!
they're lovely pictures, and she does have something to her, no doubt! but where's the high fashion gone? I miss it terribly! i want to see groundbreaking, fashion forward clothing, that inspire me and make me want to dress up! modesty is great and homage must be paid to it, but i've seen enough!
Very cool! The bike doesn't seem to be a fixie but a singlespeed, a very similar design (Charge Plug) can found for not much money. Great to keep up the bike shots – they are an essential part of urban life!
These pictures bring back happy memories of Governor's Island.
But this is definitely not an effortless look, despite how casual it looks on first glance. Look again and you'll see her slightly self-conscious poses–sharp grass isn't that comfortable on the bare upper thigh area. Exposing your legs can be just as bold as exposing your cleavage. Both can induce modest gestures or confined movement.
As a cyclist of the retro vein I have to say I admire the bike, looks like lugged steel, brooks of England leather saddle, clips and straps. I wish she would turn the handle bars the other way, unless her wheel is just turned around, I cannot tell. All in all very nice with a good job of taping. I ride with the same old style 3 speed bars taped all the way up like those, comfort.
Yea, she looks good too but I don't think she can use those pedals with those shoes.