Monday, November 20, 2006

On The Street……The Details, Nolita

Griege, black, brown – it is often difficult to get those colors to work together well but this young lady does a great job
Vintage Ferragamo shoes. She said the main attraction to the shoes was that they were brown/black spectators.
I love the scarf detail – it is two scarves tied together making one large circle scarf
The secret to her scarf detail is that she buys several of the $5 street pashmina scarves. I guess when they are $5 you can affor to buy in bulk.


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  1. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 9:30 am

    Are those men’s shoes? They are fantastic. Now I’m on a mission to find men’s shoes like that.

  2. ClavdiaChauchat

    November 20, 2006 at 9:35 am

    I love this, one of my favoites for this autumn/winter season

  3. Lit

    November 20, 2006 at 9:36 am

    I love this girl. Those are amazing shoes, and it takes someone with a special eye to be able to get those from the shelf, and of course they are Salvatore! Quite lovely indeed.

  4. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 9:37 am

    OMG! I love her shoes! Men’s brogues on a girl can be sexy, especially how she’s styling it all together. Black and brown is such an unexpected and ‘no-no’ combination, even more reason to love it. I did the same combination for a boot for my fall collection and I have to say it’s been a hit. Women love that they can wear it with both and not have to worry. I’ve always done it actually so I’m happy to see it popping up here in the USA. In Europe it’s such a common combination, just like black & navy.

  5. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Great look, and I love the shoes! I can’t understand why people think black and brown together is so wrong or difficult to do well. I think it looks good more often than not. Black and navy on the other hand…

  6. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 10:13 am

    the “scarftorialist” strikes again.

  7. hoi polloi

    November 20, 2006 at 10:16 am

    Like the shoes, but I’m over the voluminous hipster scarves look

  8. positive_negative

    November 20, 2006 at 10:23 am

    I admire how she used the cheap scarfs to make an incredible one- great ingenuity. I’ve always felt that you don’t necessarily need every item in your wardrobe to be absurdly expensive in order for it to be quality.

  9. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 10:59 am

    One really can’t go wrong with spectator shoes. I do not like the (faded?) slims though.


  10. Alice Olive

    November 20, 2006 at 11:08 am

    I love the scarves – takes out the bulk of wrapping them endlessly around one’s neck. She looks great!!

  11. bv

    November 20, 2006 at 11:38 am

    oh gosh, i’ve been searching high and low for shoes like that. i think i may just go raid my dad’s closet when i go home for christmas.

  12. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 11:44 am

    oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh….. I was outbidded for those shoes, the other day in ebay :((

    she looks great!

  13. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 11:54 am

    damn this girl can dress

  14. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 11:59 am

    this girl is super cute and it’s always amazing when women wear men’s dress shoes!

  15. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    hate to be a copycat but I think I will use her scarf idea…

  16. whyioughtta

    November 20, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    Just enough street mixed with just enough chic.

    Love the scarf idea. And her colour mix is really interesting.

    Thanks for another great multi-photo post.

  17. herringbonekid

    November 20, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    i have a pair of shoes almost identical, but men’s and made by cheaney from about 3 years ago (they don’t seem to currently do that style).

  18. marie

    November 20, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    I love all the pictures on this post! She has great style.

    As for the scarves, it would be wierd to wear one where I live because it is too warm. Even now, it is still averaging 70F to 80F during the day.

    At this rate, I will be able to eat my turkey outside this Thursday..wearing a bikini! :)

  19. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 1:53 pm

    AMAZING. The shoes, scarf, jeans, jacket…perfect.

  20. EMNH

    November 20, 2006 at 2:29 pm

    Ooooh…she looks fantastic. A really great set.

  21. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    Ooh, love those shoes!

  22. daria g

    November 20, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    I was looking at those shoes on ebay too! wrong size for me though! they are fantastic

  23. ambika

    November 20, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    I have cheap version of those shoes and I have to say, now I wish I’d bought the real thing.

  24. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    not many things are sexier than a woman who can make an article of men’s wear her own

  25. Linda

    November 20, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    my god, The Jacket!

  26. positively the same dame

    November 20, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    my three favorite color combinations are black and grey, black and blue, and black and brown — actually, black and any neutral, including white — and i’ve never understood why it is such a taboo. rafe is absolutely right about why women love black and brown together in accessories — they are so versatile.

  27. Q

    November 20, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    Dang, the girl looks good.

  28. Olivia

    November 20, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    I love the whole outfit…but why so much hate on brown and black combinations? I think they work very well together.

  29. atticus_finch

    November 20, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    yeah she is well put together. Humble in her look as well.

  30. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 6:45 pm

    SHe looks great. I miss New York.

  31. Kathleen

    November 20, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    Anatomy of a look!

    I love the shoes – they look fabulous. Brown and black works, I think…regardless of what fashion says.

  32. Maria

    November 20, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    My kin!
    Like the contrast of tailored jacket with low budget pieces…the contrast is what makes the assemble contemporary and edgy. The oxfords are the incorporation of THE one masculine piece when dressing! Yeap, I have a similar sensibility when dressing.

  33. ontheMARC

    November 20, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    genius. the entire thing. i would lie cheat and kill for those shoes.

  34. tartanscot

    November 20, 2006 at 7:26 pm

    I am SOOOOOO stealing that scarf idea ! ! ! !!

  35. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    i love this style.

  36. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    she looks fantastic. i’m in love

  37. chicwit

    November 20, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    Love the gloves…the shoes…the coat…and the fact she looks so cute and happy!

  38. Felicity

    November 20, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    Wait a minute, is she wearing a SHORT SLEEVE wool coat? Brilliant!

  39. vintagent

    November 20, 2006 at 11:38 pm

    Those Farragamos are currently available in the men’s shoe dep’t, no need to steal hers! I was just looking at them in the Farragamo store in SF on Saturday. They are a subdued version of the spectator style; very nice, especially on her!

  40. vintagent

    November 20, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    You can buy those Farragamo shoes TODAY at their stores; I was just looking at them in SF on Saturday. Nice, subdued spectator style, and she rocks them. Yes, they’re in the men’s dep’t.

  41. mra

    November 20, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    i love the jacket…it’s perfect. do you have more details about it? [mira-jakarta]

  42. Anonymous

    November 21, 2006 at 12:18 am

    Where is her coat from!?

  43. Anonymous

    November 21, 2006 at 1:24 am

    Does anyone recognize where her coat is from?

  44. Hanna Fridén

    November 21, 2006 at 8:52 am

    Her Ferragamo shoes are perfect.

  45. Hilde

    November 21, 2006 at 11:24 am

    stunning! her brogue shoes are fantastic!

  46. Anonymous

    November 21, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    the coat is Opening Ceremony! they made those last year with wool specially designed by woolrich for them! they have canvas and fleece ones now.

  47. concupiscence

    November 22, 2006 at 2:31 pm


    um. just how excited are we allowed to get about the shoes without breaching decency rules?

  48. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    that jacket is amazing- i searched and searched and found it’s from opening ceremony in soho!
    my favorite store in the whole world!
    let’s shop.

  49. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    the gloves are a huge part of this look….really on point

  50. iopine

    November 23, 2006 at 11:35 am

    That’s the be-all, end-all.

  51. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    We saw her last winter in this coat with a short dress and tights. Still looking fabulous!

  52. jj

    November 24, 2006 at 10:22 pm

    LOVE the opening ceremony coat. are those sunnies ray-ban cats?

  53. Olive Twist

    November 25, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    What size are these shoes? If 7-1/2 I will have to kill her and take them. I don’t dig the scarves — too hippie for me — but the shoes cancel them out. Drool.

  54. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 5:28 pm

    asked her about the sunglasses and apparently they’re vintage norma kamali, oh, that andrea longacre-white.

  55. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    extremely beautiful

  56. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 10:45 pm

    This is the kind of girl I automatically respect. Visually she is a woman…what I mean by this? Well dressed stylish, and above all fully dressed, and not only because it’s cold out. I would imagine that during the Summer she wears raw denim Capri’s, paired down with stub heal shoes, shirred spaghetti string top, light Jewelry, and pulled back hair…you know the respectful girl.

  57. Anonymous

    November 27, 2006 at 11:44 am

    I haven’t seen such inspiration for so long! The girl knows what style is

  58. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 6:59 pm

    The gloves are the cherry on the sundae here. And you know she loves them. I think she has a strong independence and it shows in the accessories. Also she shows signs of great practicality, as in the flatness of the shoes and the warmth of the clothing. The scarves show us she’s resourceful. Her clothing elegantly defines her boundaries without throwing them in your face. This look keeps people at just the right distance. It says I’ll walk with the crowd but I gotta be me.

  59. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 5:57 am

    Adorable. I wonder what she does for a living. I wonder that about some of your subjects, but this one especially.

  60. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    she looks simply amazing. the colors, the details, the proportions, the layers.

  61. lluviaschick

    December 1, 2006 at 5:24 am

    love the whole look!!!!!! i want those shoes…:P… the scarf was a great idea

  62. Anonymous

    December 1, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    this girl has mastered brown and black. my friends and i have always agreed black and brown are a, but she told us. AND the coat! satorialist, i want to know where she got that coat and where i can get one for myself.

  63. Wolves

    December 18, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    This girls understanding of texture and layering is perfect. I see so many “like” this when I’m downtown, but she pulls it perfectly.

  64. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 3:14 am

    She is absolutely Fab! The look is completely flawless.

  65. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Is she a model?

  66. The Budget Babe

    September 24, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    dammit, i can’t find a single flaw.

  67. Anonymous

    November 8, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    i love love the coat, perhaps she has shortened it at the hem and sleeves herself? or at least i now have the idea to =) the colour palette works great! this is one of the most inspiring i’ve seen.

  68. Liluko

    March 2, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    This is the most similar to my look of all your post. Love the scarf idea. I like the gloves too.

  69. Clementine

    May 10, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Very stylish.

  70. Marie

    January 22, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Je me souviens de la premiere fois que j’ai vu cette photo, son style est si gĂ©nial qu’elle est restĂ© gravĂ© dans ma mĂ©moire, en 2013 elle est toujours aussi d’actualitĂ© !

  71. ashleyamorous

    March 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

    This is such a timeless outfit- it’s 7 yrs old, but I would still definitely wear something like this today. And those shoes are just awesome

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