Monday, June 4, 2007

On the Street…….The Clever Mix, Madison Ave

How to dress up an inexpensive dress
-H&M dress
-Bottega Veneta Belt
-Lanvin shoes


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  1. Elin

    June 4, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Love her look. Simple beautiful!

  2. Carolina Lange

    June 4, 2007 at 10:18 am

    Great mix! Love her look! the shoes are so cute!

  3. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 10:29 am

    She is actually quite cute.The dress should be a bit longer,since knees aren´t her best part.I still don´t understand why people wear ballerinas on paved streets.Her choice of the silver bag and the silver shoes didn´t come as a surprise.

  4. londondog

    June 4, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Lovely, simple look. I even like the coordinated silver bag&shoes combo. Very light and fresh.

    P.S. Is it just me or does she look a bit like Kylie Minogue in her shades? Just good several inches taller than the pint sized pop princess.

  5. Jack Daniel

    June 4, 2007 at 11:01 am

    Oh yeah, what a perfect picture.

    It’s not about the brand of the cloths. It’s about the person who’s wearing the cloths.
    People who are wearing cloths because of the name / brand….are foolish!

    I would ask her out on a date.

  6. LE BLOG

    June 4, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Yeah, she looked like Kylie to me too. But a lot more natural and simple. Georgeous.

  7. Ally

    June 4, 2007 at 11:13 am

    I thought of Kylie too!

    The combo of grey with yellow is really growing on me. It usually feels heavy to me, more appropriate for cooler temps, but this look is light and summery… i may have to start wearing yellow…

  8. william d. anderson

    June 4, 2007 at 11:18 am

    yeah, that skirt is a little bold for her age. she’s amazing. beautiful, and well put together.
    but a little longer skirt would be better.

  9. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 11:28 am

    Wow! Picture perferct!

  10. BarbaraStacishin

    June 4, 2007 at 11:35 am

    ADORABLE!! I often mix my designer clothes with H&M. They have some cute, seasonal, trendy pieces that can add a certain touch to the outfit.
    She pulled it really well!

  11. annabelle

    June 4, 2007 at 11:46 am

    I love her look, the dress is a little bit short but it’s really nice.

  12. Jane Flanagan

    June 4, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I love her. She’s perfectly hip while still looking womanly (rather than girly – am I the only one sick of that uber-girly look?). It must be those amazing curves. And her smile is very alluring.

  13. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    i’ve noticed some lovely gray/yellow combinations on this blog in the last few months. i personally would not have thought to do such a thing, but it looks great. i’m going to try and find some gray and yellow in my closet now!

  14. Claris

    June 4, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    The Greek and Roman goddesses have landed in NYC!

  15. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    wow. i love absolutely everything about this look. beautiful.

  16. Iheartfashion

    June 4, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Great hi-lo mix! Lanvin flats are the best. She’s beautiful, but I think the dress would flatter more if the belt weren’t worn quite so high.

  17. Fashion Weakley

    June 4, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    that’s awesome. she’s adorable.

  18. Lulu and Noki

    June 4, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    she looks very sienna miller
    but still nicely put together.

  19. editor

    June 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    londondog – i totally thought it was kylie for a second.
    hate to be practical here, but since she is a person irl and not a model, i wonder… does she stand up all day? i would not be comfortable sitting in that dress, as it would not be the dress you sit on, it would be your bare skin and underwear. taxis, subway, outdoor cafe chairs… not appealing in nyc.

  20. nycinside

    June 4, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Great shot Sar.

  21. Just an Observation

    June 4, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    VERY VERY CLEVER…&..I like it!!

    My kind of approach to making a current look decently contrived.

    THX SAR!

  22. missx

    June 4, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    The huge bag and Lanvin flats lead me to think that she’s going shopping.

  23. glamour girly

    June 4, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Love it!

  24. AnonymousJK

    June 4, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Love the high and low mix – now that’s what personal style is all about! Would love to chat more, but I’m off to H&M to find that dress!

  25. true supermodel

    June 4, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    I love mixing HI and Low. She does it quite well.

  26. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Cute, but honestly, if you can afford Bottega Veneta and Lanvin, why would you shop at H&M? Other than innovative designs, better labels offer quality that reflects the price.


  27. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    She looks cute, but that dress is SOOO short! I guess she probably doesn’t take the subway.

  28. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    so basically don’t be caught dead in an inexpensive dress unless you have spent a fortune on accessories? In my opinion, those little flats don’t really look that much more stylish than less expensive ones. being by lanvin doesn’t make them more stylish

  29. Jessica

    June 4, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    that is super cute!

  30. Candid Cool

    June 4, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    for some reason she reminds me of kylie minogue

    but well done high/low mix

  31. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    To me she looks like walking silver bullet, she needed more contrast and less matching, nice sunglasses, overall..wonderful pieces but not all together.

  32. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    A dress doesn’t have to be expensive to look good. Plenty of expensive, designer dresses are hideous.

    I resent the comment that an H&M dress needs to be ‘dressed up’ with Lanvin and Bottega Veneta in order to be wearable.

  33. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    I think that this the perfect outfit for summer.

    and i love the silver flats with the silver bag. many times the shoes and bag combo is not flattering, but in this case it certainly is.

  34. Vanessa

    June 4, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    I like her outfit, but why does she have two purses?

  35. Tallacuarenta

    June 4, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    its like…her attitude…shes quite stylish, some people dont need much to look great, or make anything on themselves look great.

    ps-I read your blog looong time ago and never before dared writting to you. Send you a kiss.

  36. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    She and her look are cute, but the dress is just a bit too short to wear on a city street. Lengthen the hem a few inches, and it would be perfect.

  37. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Positively angelic! Dressing should not always be practical…if I had her figure, I’d wear that length too…

  38. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    it’s kylie! ;)

    she looks beautiful. i’m in love with grey/silver lately…

  39. Garbed

    June 5, 2007 at 12:21 am

    I must agree with iheartfashion about the belt placement. Lower would be much more flattering, or perhaps a narrower or contrasting belt. Belts are SO IMPORTANT in creating (or eliminating) any kind of line. They’re probably my obsessive version of your “scarf envy”, Sart.

  40. Anonymous

    June 5, 2007 at 12:26 am

    I think you may have forgotten one:
    – using belt or sewing machine, raise hem of dress 3 inches

  41. The Lady and the Rant

    June 5, 2007 at 1:20 am

    Very cute..she radiates summer. I’m all for dressing up reasonable dress..but hardly bargainista advice! I want cheap dress and cheap accessories…still looking chic of course.

  42. Asian Models Blogger

    June 5, 2007 at 1:26 am

    Personally, I think the most striking feature on this girl is the yellow handbag. Everything she has on is silvery so that yellow bag really pops on the photo.

    Also she looks like Tanya Roberts in the early 80s (during her James Bond days).

  43. Anonymous

    June 5, 2007 at 1:59 am

    I kinda wish the big silver bag was out of the picture, so that the yellow bag would pop out more. <3 cute stuff as always… thanks

  44. Anonymous

    June 5, 2007 at 5:56 am

    Her dress is short, but it doesn’t look tacky. It must be that waist.

  45. Alice Olive

    June 5, 2007 at 8:22 am

    The metallic theme looks so good on her! She looks great!

  46. Anonymous

    June 5, 2007 at 8:54 am

    Nice! I have the same dress. It’s an A-line dress and I always wear it with leggins. Boring me. I should try now to wear it with a belt like her.
    God inspiring blogg!
    / Mia the patternmaker

  47. Olimpia Liberti

    June 5, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    I love the ‘ton sur ton’ she maded. Fantastic.

  48. Anonymous

    June 6, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    I didn’t even know what H & M was until I started viewing this website. Nor do we really have access to designer clothes where I live. If you want upscale, head to Abercrombie and Fitch or The Gap.

  49. Anonymous

    June 12, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    very cute. tres chic!

  50. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Love this look. Anonymous i resent that comment about her knees! This is something strange i have only recently realised i ‘should’ be worrying about and i think its silly. This girl has great legs- good on her for showing them off!

  51. Anonymous

    June 19, 2007 at 7:16 am

    effortless chic, really cute and sexy

  52. Sarah

    August 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Love the hair. Find the silver bag & shoes too tonal & martian/space-like.

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