sorry, to me this just looks terrible – the dress is wearing her, big time… and it is just not flattering to her in any sense – from skintone to her legs… I have to give her props for being so bold, no doubt about that and I love the hair and the shades too.
Dude, I WENT to L5P to see if I could find you! You had already left, I guess! This is right by Aurora Coffee.. .I recognize the trash can and post anywhere! Yes, it's a bit of a hipster/ironic fashion statement… I prefer some of the other stuff I see around L5P. Can't wait to see your other posts from ATL…
Same vibe as the cosplay kids in Tokyo's Harajuku district. Not particulary country, definitely not Southern – but it is a hoot to read some of the impressions your readers have of life in the Deep South. Travel is the best educator, but you have to get off of the main road occasionally.
I grew up cloggin' and wearing outfits just like this. Not sure if she is really a clogger or square dancer, but growing up in a small town in South Carolina – this does not look at all forced. It looks like a weekend at the fair or local hoedown. This past weekend they held the Aynor hoedown in SC and I am sure you would have found many of these girls. The only difference would have been the shoes!
Thanks for reminding me of growing up in the South!
Beautiful composition in this photo. Even the colours of some of the graffitti match/tone well with the colours of the dress. Like the juxtaposition of the vibrant, happy, fairytale outfit with the cool, no-nonsense pose + sunglasses and phone in the street setting. The boots are a good colour that complements her hair colour very nicely.
Don't you ALL realise that this is a dance COSTUME???!!!!! of course its COUNTRY -read the title -its for a square-dance! So if she were wearing a cowboy uniform from a Bar-B-Que restaurant everyone would think she is fashion-forward and bravely stylish? WOW. Great depth of field and lighting Sart.
I smiled at this! (I also thought – Lindsey Lohan???) I love how her attitude is not at all what you'd imagine when you think of square dancing. The accessories – hair, sunglasses, cellphone, clutch, the shoes – even the setting are a complete contrast to the dress! I just love it all! You are brilliant at capturing moments that are so significant and speak volumes about our current culture!
looks like "alice in wonderland meets (insert country singer)". this look, to me, is almost not believable. although it is a breath of fresh air, it almost looks like a costume and tomorrow we'll see her dressed in casual wear.
i agree, very unique! she looks so sweet and innocent. I love the pattern on it and I love the boots too. The dress reminds me of dorothy from the wizard of oz mixed in with a maypole dancer on may day!!!
She's not being ironic. She's lovely and probably likes where she lives and was bought up, as she should. She may be re-interpreting a traditional costume somewhat, but that doesn't mean she's being disdainful. She's local, without being provincial. There are so few southerners featured on here. I love it.
this shot is fantastic…It's great how she looks so country but the background in the photo is so urban. I love when fashion conflicts with its surroundings, outfits stand out more. The girl in this shot is the 'case in point.'
listen, just because you slaves to fashion can't imagine yourselves wearing anything that isn't tailored and black doesn't mean that this lady's dress isn't stylish in its own way. this girl is wearing what she likes, and wearing it well (in my opinion). everyone's definition of style is different, just because it's not something you can imagine yourself in doesn't mean it's "forced" or "too much". heaven forbid a person has such a vibrant personality that they can't hide it behind "trendy" and expected clothing.
I'm sorry, but although the majority of these comments are in favor of this…um…"outfit", I just have to say that I think it's god awful ugly. But, if she feels beautiful in it, then good for her. Fashion should make you feel good. :)
Wow! It's amazing, seems exit by a cartoon! I will gladly wear a dress like that, just to go out for shopping. I think that the world must live on this way: with no rules of dress, without prejudice, but unfortunately there are still people who say you're crazy. But we must go beyond the trial, and appear to be what you want and it is!