Monday, August 14, 2006

On The Street…The Unexpected Mix , New York

I love the unexpected mix of the mens madras shirt and the long dress. I wish her eyes were more open but it was the only shot I got that really showed the length of the dress and shoes. The dress looks heavy but it almost floated down the street.


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  1. Anonymous

    August 14, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    Did you know that it was Brooks Brothers that brought Madras to the States?

  2. Anonymous

    August 14, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    The skirt does indeed look heavy. But such a look is a great creation. I hardly see such creation in CHICAGO. In chicago it’s all about tank tops and ultra tight t-shirts.

  3. Julie

    August 15, 2006 at 12:09 am

    wow. what a thrill to see someone actually dressed this way. a dash of old new york, more than a bit loony and quite classy.

  4. Kathleen

    August 15, 2006 at 12:39 am

    I think the Harry-High-Pants look works here – reminds me of the very high-waisted jeans Stella McCartney (?) did a few years ago. It actually works. She looks great.

    Can I ask, what are the pink/cream things down her right side? Bangles, or a bag?

  5. Lit

    August 15, 2006 at 2:06 am

    I don’t know so much about the shirt, but I suppose it needed to be with that dress hey? She looks goodish, I suppose. I think the dress helps out immensely, on what would otherwise be a bit of a dreary look-feels very heavy indeed.

  6. Chef AD

    August 15, 2006 at 3:17 am

    Can’t really tell her age by the picture, but this really looks like an outfit that would work well on a lady of a certain age. It lends an air of relaxed distinction. Good pick. I’m starting to realise that living in the cool area of New York is only a bitesize portion of what makes the sartorialist great. I would have definitely missed this woman on the street.

  7. ken

    August 15, 2006 at 5:36 am

    This is so unexpectedly beautiful. Reminds me of that period in fashion, back in the 80s, when really chic women started wearing their Chanel boucle jackets with jeans. Or when Sharon Stone went to the oscars in a gap shirt and vera wang skirt. It’s so rare to see originality like this in New York these days.

  8. Alice Olive

    August 15, 2006 at 10:02 am

    Very stylish. Agree with Ken’s comments about the 80s. Also quite individual as not all of us can carry off that shirt. She looks terrific.

  9. Abbey

    August 15, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    She reminds me of the bohemian PreK/Kindergarten teachers of my childhood. I can totally see her adopting a classroom whale, teaching the art of writing haiku and leading field trips to watch a totem pole carving session. Classy and quirky all at once… stunning!

  10. iopine

    August 15, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    This is great. I love that she distorted the proportions as she did. It’s very extreme and non-intuitive.

  11. kiarella

    August 16, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    she has a very personal gipsy- chic style, and it works for her.

  12. stella

    August 18, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    I think its Frieda Kahlo meets Big Love in a sort of, let me see if i can pull this off, kinda way. Hmmm Big Love?? Yes. Recognise, not sexy but true….read em and weap folks.

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