Wednesday, December 16, 2009

On the Street….The Stillness, Melbourne


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  1. Vitrinen

    December 16, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Her belt, shoes and necklace work perfect together. Really a cool outfit!

  2. Ladybird

    December 16, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Love the choice of necklace, would not think she would get a rough necklace like that. But it works out great!

  3. sarah Dobbs

    December 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I love the color combo of the burnt orange belt and nude/blush skirt. Simply stunning

  4. Vinda Sonata

    December 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    this is a very interesting and inspiring outfit. the combination is perfect. basically i adore every color in her outfit, those shades of brown are classic. plus, the navy blue blazer makes a great outfit statement here.


  5. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Gorgeous! Right down to the textured socks!

    -Jeffrey Thompson
    Seattle Men's and Women's Fashion Examiner

  6. what dia like

    December 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    whaouuuuuu amazing.

  7. Nickname unavailable

    December 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Great looking piece of kit.

  8. Hadley Gets Crafty

    December 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    She has a wonderfully charming quality of a 1950s schoolgirl trying on some of her mother's more glamorous clothing. Love it!

  9. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    That bag is out of this world! By whom?


    December 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    So XIX century yet modern, I love it! Living colors and the coat is A-mazing

    The Fashionart Blog,

  11. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm


  12. Claire

    December 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I really love the colours, the bag and the necklace. I'm not to keen on the overall outfit though. I just don't think it works on her I'm afraid.


  13. Bruno Eduardo

    December 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    The blue is really beautiful, it suits her perfectly

  14. Diane

    December 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Wow! Stunning style! Great put together!


  15. Chelsea

    December 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I LOVE her shoes.

  16. Klever Girl

    December 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    loving it, the socks are still doubtful though…..

  17. Soren Lorensen

    December 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    there's not a single stitch that I don't completely completely adore

  18. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    it's very nice but, I'm not feeling it.

  19. stylespotterfashionblogger

    December 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Socks should be wrong but some how she works it!!!!

  20. Rebekah

    December 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    everything is lovely from the knees up.

  21. Fashions By Lozano

    December 16, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I love it the combination of colors.. I don't know about the socks tho, but overall is a good look.

  22. beths

    December 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    An odd little outfit, but clearly Melbourne is a great place for people- and fashion-watching!

  23. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Reminds me of Cindy Sherman…..perfect!!!

  24. Beverly Bohan

    December 16, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    The jacket and whistle are definitely my favourite parts.

  25. Zero

    December 16, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.
    Why saying something if every word will be useless to say how great this look is!?

  26. The Voices of Nerd Fancy:

    December 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Hilarious….I say this not in a mean way. She has such verve; I love her style!

  27. Francesca

    December 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    love the conservative look!

    F <– 2 girls blogging fashion from nyc and chicago!


    December 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    perfect color combination.i love the accent the pendant is giving to the whole outfit.and the socks! love love love.very 60's reminiscent,but with a twist.

  29. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    The women of Melbourne are perhaps the most diverse and intriguing I've seen on this blog since I first began reading it in 2005. Could that be because there's not a model or fashion magazine editor among them? Far away from the traditional fashion capitals of the world, they proudly display their individual styles with a delightful fearlessness. Brava!

  30. Michael

    December 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    The jacket-skirt combo is just killing me. Fantastic! And is that tape on her belt?

  31. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Give the socks to the Melbourne Man several photos down…they would both look better.

  32. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Cool colors, lots of details, but still manages to feel plain. Pretty neat.

  33. The Christopher Sabino Project

    December 16, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    very prada circa spring 2001

  34. Paige

    December 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    fantastic color combination!

  35. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Does anyone know what that pendant is? I love it!

  36. Jacqueline

    December 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I love that skirt. It looks gorgeous! I also like that she is daring and paired socks with her sandals. Awesome.

  37. Sabine

    December 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    A brave look. I find each colour alone difficult to wear, together is inspired…

  38. hope

    December 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    damn.. look at the combination of these colors

  39. desapoin3ison4

    December 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    beautiful …..

  40. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Can't wait til Pitti…

  41. Modern Traditionalist

    December 16, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I love the way the blue works against the canvas of the other colors. Outstanding!

  42. Bob Spears

    December 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    A very nice and neat look for her. The bag, shoes, skirt, and ribbon around the belt all complement each other very well. The pale blue blouse is lovely and the darker blue jacket anchors the whole thing. Not sure about the socks though. They seem to fit the look but there is something not right about them. Maybe a little to high?

  43. Marlena

    December 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I love her blue jacket and boots … Interesting socks:)
    Ohh… Aand, the beautiful color of her skirt.

  44. billstarkov

    December 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Reminds me of the'50's and 60's.
    Thanks for the nostalgia. -Bill Starkov

  45. Sarah

    December 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I have had dreams about a look like this. Lovely.

  46. Meadow

    December 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    what a great look! i'm especially intrigued by her belt. and the colors POP! love.

  47. Daphne

    December 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    oh wow! One of the best photos AND outfits I've seen on here (and I love so many!)

  48. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    shit, that's fantastic!!!

  49. Jean-Pierre MATTEI , Coco CHANEL 's CHILD

    December 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm



    All colors are perfect together !


  50. giorgia

    December 16, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Everything's lovely, especially the skirt and the bag — but the white socks are just a big, giant NO, sorry.

  51. NiftyThriftyBeth

    December 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    i absolutely love this look, from the hair to the bag.

  52. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    The bag and shoes are wonderful. Not keen on the socks.

  53. Ganymede Girl

    December 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I really love this, all of the pieces individually and together. The way she combined them is perfect.

  54. cricket

    December 16, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    This day you had to work with was a freaky December day of cold – we enjoyed yesterday 40 degrees c yesterday…aaaaaah Melbourne!! This girl I believe sums up aspects of our city and its belongings wonderfully…. Love it!

  55. AnastasiaC

    December 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    classic quirky fun!! love the soft peach skirt…love the street scene backgrounds in your 'aussie' shots…

  56. Korver

    December 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    It's a little chaotic for me-but then I can be overly simplistic sometimes. I like all the pieces separately, though. Especially that lovely, lovely bag.

  57. Arielle

    December 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    This inspires me to dress in strictly complementary color combinations.

  58. Lexie

    December 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    i agree with the anonymous commenter who stated that the melbourne women are the most diverse you've shot … they seem like *real* everyday women, not just magazine editors and off duty models.

    this gal is just LOVELY!

  59. Adam Miller

    December 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Looks like the necklace might be from falling whistles. Very cool if that's what it is.

  60. gbarrington7

    December 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    she's so beautiful, but she has the saddest eyes i've seen in ages.

  61. PWS

    December 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm

  62. valesparza

    December 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    This recent collection of photos has made me rethink my conception of aussie style!

  63. Tom

    December 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    necklace looks more like an empty bullet cartridge than a whistle.

  64. ashley lauren

    December 16, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Oh my word! I love this outfit so much. And she rocks it!

  65. Roz

    December 16, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    This may be one of my favourite outfits you've shot so far! Everything about it is either quirky or classic. And its so refreshing to see someone in long skirts, much more beautiful than short ones in my opinion! I love the socks/ shoes combination too. Its a mix of whimsical childlike elements and grown up tailoring with the shirt and jacket. Beautiful range of colour tones too. Love it!

  66. Kirsten

    December 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    This woman is gorgeous!

  67. Maria Ana

    December 16, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Love to feel like I'm transported to another decade…

  68. Friend in Fashion

    December 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Stand out accessories!

  69. Maija

    December 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Sometimes picture comes with a sound. I can hear her in this one.

  70. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    This is very emblematic of a particular type of Melbourne style: eccentric to the point of perversity. For me it sort of works, and is well done, but it's also just a bit ugly somehow. But that is Melbourne. It does its thing without much reference to the fashion worlds of the northern hemisphere. It's part of what makes it such a great place to live.

  71. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    this is such a Melbourne look

  72. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    although i like the colors, the outfit looks too "shiny and new" to me–sort of affected…

  73. Lovro

    December 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    maybe a bit too retro,but its cute.

  74. Alicja

    December 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    love her jacket, great colour! nice colour match- belt, bag and shoes :)

  75. Whimsy

    December 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    the colors I love…
    the style, not so much.
    I do love the socks with heels though…


  76. Julia

    December 16, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I absolutely adore the color combination of nude and cyan blue. Stunning.

  77. Karoline

    December 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Lovely skirt!

  78. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Scott, thank you so much for the way you have represented Melbourne! x

  79. heather

    December 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    looks like she stole some clothes from her mum or grandmum's closet from the 50s

  80. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    the outfit just looks like an old lady to me, not a cute old lady..just old. and i say that without trying to be "mean"

  81. zeddy

    December 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm

  82. Fashion Quarterly Staff

    December 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm

  83. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    For all the whimsy in her outfit, the other woman in today's postings (in the Hijab) is so much more inspiring, and feels so much more "free" than this one. I can tell you which one I would like to get to know more.

  84. D9Robot

    December 16, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    It looks like she should be in a band.

  85. Celia

    December 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    That's not a breeze, that's a breath of fresh air.

  86. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    She kind of looks like a hip nun, not that that's a bad thing.

  87. Miss 797

    December 16, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Amazing !!!!!!

  88. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    this is a perfect outfit. nothing more should be added and nothing should be subtracted, it is simply perfect.

  89. Nora

    December 16, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Wow, she is gorgeous and those colors look amazing on her.
    I wish however, that you got some photos of the 'beach style' of Sydney. Its classic, and i haven't seen any other country manage to pull of the swagger of thongs, boardies and a VB.
    Next time you here, you might also want to check out China Town.

  90. Serg Riva

    December 16, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    with a piece of chalk, we could draw a map that would explain the difference between a stare and a gaze.

  91. Campbell

    December 16, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    It's the skirt that makes the whole thing rock. And the bag. And the ribbon. I don't much like any of the colours, but combined I love them.

  92. Petey

    December 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    The only thing missing that would make this ensemble perfect is a lovely smile. Such great style, but the poor dear looks a bit pained. Gorgeous mix of colors.

  93. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I think the outfit is a bit frumpy and old-ladyish in a not-so-great way, and the colors seem unflattering and kind of harsh (as does the haircut). But it's still interesting and better than a typical New York fashion editor outfit. The socks actually work for me with the outfit but not with the sandals. A perfect pair of well-made mary janes (Chie Miharas?) in the same color as the sandals would have been sooo much better.

  94. I Call It Art

    December 16, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Mary Poppins?? Lovely colours. I love absolutely everything about this outfit.

  95. Libby K

    December 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    For a woman with so much fashion whimsy–necklace, belt, socks–she's wearing such a serious expression.

  96. jordim

    December 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm


  97. khdz

    December 16, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    i love the clean lines of the shoes. very elegant.

  98. Anonymous

    December 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    her shoes and bag are so amazing and the haircut and skirt and jacket just are perfect together.

  99. Holly

    December 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    It's almost hard to believe this shot is resent…she looks to be out of a different decade…I think she looks cool…I love the shoes and socks! Her hairstyle is perfect for her taste in clothing.

  100. kylie

    December 16, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    love the baaaag!

  101. mimi

    December 16, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    that bag is so rich in its color…i love it…

  102. Emily McGuire

    December 16, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I think black/darker socks would have been more suitable to bring out the darker tones of the belt.

    Otherwise, the silhouette is fabulous; softly structured and classically modern.

  103. Global Girl

    December 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    I gotta have that satchel!

  104. bird of light

    December 16, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    kudos to the hues! a lovely outfit; I agree that the colors are great: jacket, skirt particularly, and bag/belt divine; but also, that her socks must be more endearing when worn shorter, (or if at all,) and dare I add, with a sharper heel.

    x Bird.

  105. Nadine2point0

    December 16, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Wow….such a unique style in Melbourne as shown in these last several photos. I absolutely LOVE that conformity doesn't seem to rule as much there as in other large cities. The colours here are fantastic. As a seamstress and artist, however, my eyes can't help but be drawn right to the pull in her skirt….but then I get over it. Ha!

  106. Hannah

    December 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Ahh dearest Melbourne. She looks wonderful and this picture perfectly encapsulates the essence of Melbourne's style. Every part of her is lovely, there is not one element of her outfit that does not work. I'm from Melbourne too and it makes my heart sing to see such a beautiful photo on this blog.


    December 16, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I really like this outfit, although on first glance the socks look like athletic socks. I don't mind socks with heels, but somehow they look too mannish on her and do not flatter her legs. The rest is great, love the skirt.

  108. mimi

    December 17, 2009 at 12:07 am

    her facial expression is much to melancholy.. i mean, hello, you're in melbourne! be happy girl! :)

    outfit fine but would have preferred plain white socks without texture. texture ruins it for me.

  109. Maddy

    December 17, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Love the colour choices. They work so brilliantly together. Also love the peeptoe + sock combination.

  110. Jenny Kozlow

    December 17, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I wish I could wear socks and shoes this way and make it look cool

  111. Sahakiel

    December 17, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Gorgeous outfit, I'm in totally love with it!

  112. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 1:11 am

    sorry sart, not loving this one
    too preppy, too overdone, too…something…
    the combo of the jacket with the shirt, not loving it
    and then the skirt with the belt plus the socks and shoes…
    it just doesn't mesh well…
    the colors are fab but with all of these preppy pieces we need a button or two undone

  113. Cat

    December 17, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Is that a whistle round her neck? I think this girl is channeling my Brownies uniform, circa 1980. Is there such a thing as Brownies chic? I kinda like it…

  114. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Is that a Hermes Marwari?

  115. iida

    December 17, 2009 at 1:54 am

    I love the combination of the peach fabric and the caramel leather.

  116. Peeka

    December 17, 2009 at 2:08 am

    ah i love how endlessy inspiring your work is. on my blog i try to inspire as well come visit :)

  117. budget chic

    December 17, 2009 at 2:16 am

    I keep telling folks that ankle socks are back in vogue!!

  118. kirri-joy

    December 17, 2009 at 2:22 am

    great to see some australian stuff! and also, i very much enjoyed your speech at agideas. took me a few months to say so. :)

  119. Petya

    December 17, 2009 at 2:57 am

    It's odd combination… The bag is perfect :)

  120. Jonathan Almeida Santos

    December 17, 2009 at 3:20 am

    I adore the bag and blazer, great combination.

  121. Katie

    December 17, 2009 at 3:22 am

    cute . I love socks and heels together. long socks or mid-length. Any socks that are not ankle socks. I love her blue jacket too. it just finishes off the outfit.

  122. Diana

    December 17, 2009 at 3:48 am

    one thing is missing on her:

    rest is cute!

  123. Yu Shu

    December 17, 2009 at 4:00 am

    LOVE HER BAG!!!! and her outfit too! :):):)

  124. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 4:00 am

    She is definitely her own person. I really like this picture.Lovely.

  125. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 4:01 am

    so Melbourne! so great!

  126. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 4:15 am

    don't particularly like the outfit but the colour combination is amazing!

  127. Filuzi

    December 17, 2009 at 4:24 am

    What a lovely contemporary interpretation of the 50s.

  128. Cecylia

    December 17, 2009 at 4:26 am

    I love the block colours! Great blazer!

  129. openzedoor

    December 17, 2009 at 4:59 am

    The fifties reinvented.

  130. Poivre Monkey

    December 17, 2009 at 5:09 am

    God, it is marvellous. I love the colors, the skirt, the shoes, everything.

  131. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 5:10 am

    If Virginia Woolf had lived in the 50s/early 60s, this is how she would have looked.

    I knew that blue and orange were complimentary colors but this is one of the few times I see this well done.

    And me who always post saying "great looks but what happens when the person is in motion", here one knows motion is only going to add to the look.

  132. Minx

    December 17, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Adore that blue jacket.
    Those socks aren't working for me either… I think it's because from the waist down she's very girly, but the socks make it a bit too twee to balance her more androgynous top half.
    (If we can all be so picky about a pair of socks we know she's got all the rest right!)

  133. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Its weird that the socks dont look weird…

  134. Daphne

    December 17, 2009 at 5:30 am

    She has such an own style, very cool!

  135. Croator

    December 17, 2009 at 5:33 am

    I adore these kind of man bags made of thick leather!

  136. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Very individualistic and creative look… its nice to see a Melbourne girl wears something other than black outfit.!

  137. Charlotte K

    December 17, 2009 at 6:43 am

    I love the way the wind is blowing out her skirt.

    But the white socks have got to go.

  138. Frida Dahl

    December 17, 2009 at 6:56 am

    I love how she has combined the colours and the textures, really well done! :)

  139. yellowRose

    December 17, 2009 at 7:52 am

    i really like her facial expression- there is something 'oscar wilde' about her look

  140. SallyO

    December 17, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Australia's "Ugly Betty", in a good way!

  141. KoulaS

    December 17, 2009 at 9:19 am

    cool cool cool!!!!

  142. Iheartfashion

    December 17, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Great color mixing.

  143. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I may be alone in this, but I LOVE socks and heels.

  144. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    you're not alone, I also love the socks. I think it's a cute look

  145. luciana

    December 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Why do you censor dissenting comments?, it is part of the diversity of opinions, I think that this is not the fifties, and she is not Peggy Guggenheim walking her Lhasa Apsos in New York, it is in my opinion a rather contrived costumy look. Sorry to have a slightly different opinion on the look….Respectfully..

  146. The Sartorialist

    December 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    For Luciana
    I didn't post your comment because it IS NOT RESPECTFUL.

    Why are you making this young lady wrong for what she is doing? You have no idea what she was thinking when getting dressed. however the way you phrase your comment makes it seem that she tried something and failed.

    This blog is not about making people wrong for their choices. It is about seeing what we can get inspired by in their attempts.

    Let's be honest, you thought you had come up with an oh so witty comment and you're pissed that I tried to protect you from looking like a judgmental ass.

    ps. just because you say "respectfully" doesn't mean that you were.

  147. A.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Love everything about her
    I don't know why but somehow she made think about Sylvia Plath :)

  148. Anna

    December 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    To anonymous who asked about the bag: I have a bag that's very similar. I found mine at a thrift stall in Daegu, ROK. There's a stamp on the top edge that reads "Kissmmee London." I've never been able to find any information about "Kissmmee" and I assume it could be a well-made knockoff of a high end brand.

    I love the colors in this outfit — especially the play between the color of the belt and the skirt, which is highlighted and tied together with the blue jacket.

  149. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    All I can think is Alice in Wonderland for some reason, she looks as if she's out of place, or maybe it's the opposite, her stillness in a topsy-turvy world.

  150. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Lovely innocence!

  151. Margo

    December 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    She reminded me instantly of a prim schoolteacher or librarian. But I do see the genius in how she wears her clothes – the colors are beautiful, the socks keep it a bit jarring. Not a look I could pull off, but I am so inspired by seeing these Australian shots. Reminds me how little my world can be and many great ideas are out there.
    Oh, and I really love her bag: color, style, patina of the leather.

  152. dramaqueen

    December 17, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Oh, I absolutely love this. Such lovely colors!
    Except for the socks. Those socks… Please, no.

  153. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    hey Mr.Sartorialist – i love it when u randomly reply to, or comment on, someone else's comment!

  154. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Oh this is beautiful stillness. It all seems so quiet and harmonious. Beautiful!


  155. Heidi

    December 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    This could very well be my favourite outfit ever.

  156. Hawa

    December 17, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    i love love love the colour combination here!! beautiful tones,hues and details!

  157. Kiwi

    December 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    wow the color combi is genius!! :)

  158. Sondra

    December 17, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I think this combination of colors is fascinating, and it clearly demonstrates how one can achieve a stunning visual effect by mixing bold with delicate colors (if one knows what one is doing, of course). On the other hand, the white-socks-with-light-brown-sandals combo doesn't do it for me. I've seen this look a lot lately and I've learned to like really heavy wooden wedges with darker socks or stockings, paired with a delicate dress (like in Chloe and Prada 2006 runway collections). But the socks with sandals here look to me a little too "fifties-soda-fountain" (an instant association with Lea Thompson's outfits in the first "Back to the Future"). Perhaps that was the idea, but I don't get it.
    Still, a very interesting photo.

  159. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 1:51 am

    I love this outfit! I think I've seen her around before…
    Was this actually taken on the 16th? It was ridiculously hot that day

  160. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Love those socks! :)

  161. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 4:36 am

    what an amazing picture! This photograph has an extraordinary texture – I can touch the fabric of the skurt with my eyes.

  162. weina

    December 18, 2009 at 4:41 am

    wow, this shot is so intense. her facial expression reminds me of a medieval painting.

  163. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Australia and style dont really go.

  164. Guga

    December 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    This is the type of person i would like to see on the streets. Her Blazer is more than awesome. I wish i had this color in my wardrobe. Makes my day brighter. the lace and the skirt add something sweet and everything with blue seems to work very well… even those socks… which could have been wrong… somehow are not…. vintage and edgy. Loved it all

  165. Sugar

    December 18, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    tarina tarantino necklace? I love this look!
    Lily @

  166. Danger

    December 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Why don't more girls dress like this?

  167. gordon Tiemstra

    December 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Wow scott, this is one of your best pictures ever! jesus what a combination of the right colors, and what a lovely shirt!


  168. Susan

    December 18, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    great shot! The stillness of her but the skirt is flowy! I love it! I like how she matched her shoes with her bag and belt.

  169. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    It is people like this young lady who express their creativity in their daily lives and dress in such exceptional outfits, that I believe make our lives so much more rich, interesting and lively. I can be walking along, just thinking my usual thoughts and then see something like this outfit- all of a sudden my heart skips a beat, my mood changes and a flash of creative thoughts enters my mind. Personally, I don't care too much whether her outfit is my taste, if the socks don't work with the shoes or where she got her skirt from. She has had the courage to wear something out of the ordinary and by doing so inspires and affects others in ways she probably doesn't even realise. Well done- she looks wonderful.

  170. rhai♄laborte

    December 19, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Very chic girl! I love it. Nice color combination btw.


  171. Free

    December 19, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Ah waauw, lovely outfit!

  172. The Trendy Fashionista

    December 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Nice jacket. Amazing picture!
    -The Trendy Fashionista

  173. Anonymous

    December 19, 2009 at 3:57 pm

  174. The Clever Pup

    December 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    apart from the disappointing feet, this is a wonderful outfit.

  175. Anonymous

    December 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Wow, so neutral and conservative and yet so daring! And that haircut and look on her face, very "David-Bowie-ish". I bet she's be interesting to talk to over a cup of coffee.

  176. Chris

    December 19, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    She reminds me of a young Cindy Sherman. This is what her Film Stills would look like in color

  177. John

    December 19, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    What I like about her is the complexity: the dress is very young-lady-like, the bob hair? Boyish. There is a little sex and a little reserve — a bit of reserve, even the expression and collar — after an aggressive color contrast in "Madonna"-like blue against the belt, bag, and shoes.

    This girl is really intriguing. What is she? An architect? A millner? If it seems costume-y to some, so be it — I want to ask her out for coffee. There's mystery here.

  178. Anonymous

    December 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    looks dowdy to me

  179. darlene

    December 20, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Very individual style. Kind of 1950s retro, but her hairstyle and no makeup make it more modern. I like her unusual mix of colors, especially the electric blue blazer.

  180. edmondie

    December 20, 2009 at 6:53 am

    I love her bag and the belt just rocks! The entire look oozes a kind of sweetness and unique style.

  181. Anonymous

    December 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm


  182. A La Mode

    December 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Wow this is beautiful!

  183. Lucas Jones

    December 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    OOOOOOOOOOO that face! wow.

  184. Chic Little Devil Style House

    December 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    How vintage! Find fabulous vintage garments at Chic Little Devil Style House in Downtown LA!

  185. shang li

    December 22, 2009 at 1:17 am

    the expression on her face says it all.

  186. vir beātum

    December 22, 2009 at 4:14 pm

  187. mezziemoo

    December 23, 2009 at 8:21 am

    This photograph is beautiful… all is so still expect for the breeze in her skirt… I love it.

  188. trina's reality

    December 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Her skirt really is gorgeous.

  189. Helen

    December 25, 2009 at 12:59 am

    It's a Joan Holloway necklace!

  190. Suman

    December 25, 2009 at 6:01 am

    I wouldn't change anything. :)

  191. Andy

    December 26, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    so, so good

  192. WARREN

    December 26, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    i love this look. and the blue blazer pops the outfit with color.

  193. Anonymous

    December 27, 2009 at 9:54 am

    such a cool combination of vintage and new stuff.
    she has quite the same style as T from

  194. Dina-Dyorre

    December 28, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Impeccable. She oozes old-school chic.

  195. Marina Inoue

    December 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm


  196. Lu'

    December 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm

  197. zirkuskind

    December 30, 2009 at 4:08 am

    love it.

  198. Pranaya Soeraadiningrat

    December 30, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I love the stillness of the photo. The way her dress is carried by the wind.

  199. iluvbarney

    January 1, 2010 at 12:25 am

    It's too bad there isn't more of a close up, but from this distance it looks like the necklace is a homage to the great Joan Holloway of Mad Men fame.

    If intentional, it was a very nice touch, the cherry on top of a perfect reference; the button up blouse suggests an office appropriate choice, but the pop of bright blue is simply signature Holloway.

    If unintentional, it still remains a good example of how pop culture or even the zeitgeist (indeed the 60's have never seemed so relevant) of an era seeps into fashion. A reminder that the fashion does not exist in a vacuum and shouldn't.

    Perhaps money makes us lazy and in this recession, such a realisation for designers would bring back the poignant relevance of fashion (one can't deny that sometimes, it is so obviously hollow and superficial). Fashion is not only a projection of who we are, but the world which shapes us. But good fashion projects who we want to be, and the world we want to live in.

  200. Sybil

    January 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    This is so far from my personal aesthetic… yet I am always envious of ladies who are able to carry off billowy skirts like this. LOVELY!

  201. Allison Taylor

    January 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    the color combination is great, the bag rocks, and the necklace looks great. Unfortunately, the socks and shoes are the focal point and take away from what the rest of the outfit does to flatter her. We should be looking UP not down.

  202. stars&lilies

    January 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    the socks and the shoes remind me of tavi

  203. Anonymous

    January 3, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Can someone please identify the shoes? Thanks!

  204. Ashburn Eng

    January 4, 2010 at 8:08 am

    granny chic!!

  205. Otis

    January 6, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I have to say as a heterosexual male…I find socks and heels rather endearing. I probably didn't spell that right. Point is…I dig it.

  206. Anonymous

    January 7, 2010 at 4:55 am

    beautiful, stunning outfit. works together so well. is this taken on brunswick rd/st in melbourne?

  207. Anonymous

    January 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    The shoes looks like Swedish Hasbeens.

  208. rae dunn.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    i MUST have that bag !

  209. Mariana

    January 9, 2010 at 4:38 am

    i'm in love! truly

  210. Chy

    January 9, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Love the shoes and socks combo.


    January 11, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Her hair is the best. The combination couldÂŽnt work with another combed.

  212. La petit

    January 11, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Perfect outfit and gorgeous combination of colours ,I Love it

  213. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

    love the color and the whole combination!!!

  214. Saskia

    January 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    SO RETRO!! i looove it.
    Saskia from

  215. sean d carasso

    January 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    is that a Falling Whistles?? I LOVE IT!!

  216. Lu

    January 19, 2010 at 6:26 am

    she looks like she comes from another time…

  217. Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Like the outfit, don't like the legs.

  218. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Ainsi les allemands ne sont pas les seuls à porter des soquettes blanches accompagnées de sandales.

  219. See Your Style

    March 26, 2010 at 1:35 am

    This look isn't for everyone, but she definitely owns it.

  220. Anna

    August 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    love the blue with the orange and the vintage feel….why aren’t we brave enough to wear those interesting colour combinations more often?..

  221. Anna

    August 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    love the blue with the orange and the vintage feel of the outfit….why aren’t we brave enough to wear the ‘out of the ordinary’ colour combinations more often…

  222. comp

    March 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    incredible color combination. This look is incredible perfect!!!

  223. nick371

    April 4, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Amazing look. Time you came back to Melbourne I think!

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