1st pic: What a fantastic look. Simple yet very chic. Attractive beyond measure. Love the fit of everything, the blue and white right down to the shoes and a hint of color with the red. Very put together.
These are 2 people I’d be willing to take fashion advice from or to look at style from their point of view or thru their lens. They keep their look simple and confortable. Nothing contrived, nothing too thought out and nothing less than beautiful.
I’m not a lesbian, but I kinda want to marry Garance OR just have a steamy love affair with her. Please pass on this titillating bit of news to her in order to gauge her feelings about this proposal . . . Thanks. What hottiness! Tres haute!
and here we have to woman that epitomize european elegance (despise the cliche vuitton bag). In any case, and what makes Garance so easy on the eyes, withouth resorting to naming the the usual stupid cliches used to described continental woman like her, it’s that she is not a wanna be like her northamerican counterparts…. see she is who she is…. no excessive hair dying or use of makeup….. no neurotic overstyled hair….just fresh and natural beauty coupled with a casual sobriety in her outfits….that is something that northamerican women, slaves that they are to over the top, excessive and vulgar, attention seekers could never even begin to unsderstand let along emulate. conclusion… what is culturally ingrained cannot be underdone…. advice, like garance just be …
I really envy those Garance’s shoes everytime I see them! I like this outift because I think it really represents her style =) The first outfit is maybe too rich in recognizable items (see bags and shoes… I prefer some other mises of her!
I really take exception to Anonymous 2:34. There are lots of au naturel, understated and attractive women in North America. I see them every day on the streets of Ottawa, even, for all that it is by no means a capital of glamour or good taste. I know the type of which you speak, but I have to say that in my four trips to Italy in the last year, for every stylish and tasteful woman I have seen an incredibly garish, over-tanned and to my eyes ridiculously dressed and coiffed woman. I really dislike it when people paint a whole culture with one broad brush. To be honest, when I’m in continental Europe, for all that I find the women to be attractive on average, I find that many of the women look exactly the same (especially in France and Italy). You don’t see the variety and individuality that you see in the Nordic and Scandinavian countries (as Scott has shown), or even on the streets of New York, London, Montreal. I’m kind of tired of the worship of the continental woman…All cultures have their beautiful, graceful sartorialistas…
The lady in the second picture has that I’m too cool for school kind of look about her. I’m usually rather conservative about the open sleeves inside a blazer, but in this case, it properly gives that relaxed but well dressed vibe.
I especially like the second look – which is very surprising since I don’t like double breasted jackets on women. She really pulls this off – squared shoulders with a boxy shirt as well in such a pretty blue pattern. I like it that the top half is masculine but not precise.
Funny, the North American “Anoymous” girl @ 4:42 had a problem with Sart not erasing the “Anonymous” comment of 2:34.
Hey, I’m a North American girl too BUT I completely agree with the so-called “offensive” comment by Anonymous@2:34.
The fact is that many (but not all) Europeans get it right, especially using Garance as an example. She is naturally styled, going by her own instincts and not the trends (and before anyone says “menswear is trendy” just read Garance’s blog and you’ll know it’s just her style). Women the world over should take heed and “Just BE” themselves. I don’t see how anyone can take offence to that.
Photo 1: I am not usually a logo bag person, and I can’t ever bring myself to buy an “it” item b/c I don’t like to look “trendy”, but I’m not getting all the hating on the LV Sprouse bag. Its the perfect dose of color and graphic pattern in the otherwise solid outfit. It also lightens the mood in the same way the ripped jeans do. And as with the shoes, it keeps the color to the accessories, making the outfit more chic and classic.
I just love the tailoring in the first one. Fits her like a glove.
Photo 2: I am the hugest fan of Garance’s blog as well. And I had that same funny reaction of “nice ankles” as another poster.
It seems she favors looser silhouettes and as others have stated, menswear, but the ankle makes me want to see her in something really sharp and fitted b/c I’m sure she has a great figure but I can’t see it here! I think you can be both covered up and alluringly figure flaunting, as in the top photo. And Garance recently posted some photos of women in loose trousers who nonetheless had sharp belts, tucked in perfectly fitting button downs (I especially loved the woman in green), etc–so I think both can be achieved and then we get to see more of her loveliness!
But that is just my philosophy. I just turned 28, I love my figure, and so I think, no babies yet, I’m not 75 yet, lets wear some figure skimming clothes. Not all are of the same mind of course…
3. As for the comment against North American women–while there is something to it (these aren’t Desperate Housewives/Girls Next Door/those type of overdone looks), as others have pointed out, there are lovely women in every country, and overdone women in every country. What your blog celebrates are the greatest hits of everywhere you get to travel to; lets keep it that way!
Garance is a classical beauty and she knows that. So I believe she dosen't want or need to to drow too much attention to her clothes. she is never under or over dressed. She is also unique. The other girl is vidrant and charming.Many like her in the cender of Ahtens & Rome.The logo bags no matter how "altermative" inticate luck or inspiration. Dear photograper,thank you for the beauty and may the sun kiss your hair every morning.
I loved those shoes on Garance a couple outfits ago and I love them even more here. If she wore them every day I would adore her (even more) for it. 1950′s dainty and understated perfection. Her blue shirt is much like one that Parker Posey wears in the movie “Clockwatchers”. Random, I know, but the style seems in line with the early 90′s comeback…
Who else out there (ladies) was a victim of this outfit as was I(generously called “dowd chic” by a St. Louis newspaper): Long, very floral baggy rayon dress, huge blazer on top, black tights, chunky shoes. Is that really going to happen again? I’ll do it, but mostly just for the laughs!
Now that is more “Jennifer Aniston” than your March 3 post. Aniston may dress “safe”, but she has a classic style that always looks great. Why do people always feel the need to knock people down? If she looked so boring and drab, then why do so many people try to emulate her?
Am I gathering correctly from these comments that the Sart and Garance are an item? I’m not up on all of the hot fashion-blogger gossip. If it’s true I have to say I’m jealous – although I’m not exactly sure who I’m more jealous of!