except i thought you didn’t like the height of those boots. i think they sort of cut her legs in not the most attractive spot, like you said about the girl who will be getting the sartorialist makeover
The boots aren’t the same length as the Ugg-type boots on the makeover candidate. They’re ankle length, but look higher with the socks. The difference is that socks are more form-fitting than any boots, so they don’t have that same leg-thickening effect, in my opinion. Love the combo of indigo and black!
Must be a Conde Nast-er, right? Since the Conde Nast Building is now in Times Square, a person probably sees this wide difference in dress between tourists and real NYers all day. One of the reasons why I am so glad to be a New Yorker! The woman in the center looks simple and cool and just goes to show what a great scarf can do to up an outfit’s chic quotient. And I see inward pointing toes again, and this time, it’s a pose.
the difference between your response to the question of boot height and iheartfashion’s is the reason you sometimes come off elitist and defensive. people’s questioning of what sometimes seem a contradiction in your take on style seems to me a great opportunity for education, but your clipped and glib responses can leave the reader thinking that she’s an idiot for not understanding those differences… rather than saying there is a big difference but leaving us to guess – why not enlighten us too? that is after all, why we are here.
This photo is amazing. You adjusted the depth of field just right to make the girl the main focus of the picture while still keeping the tourists (in all their hilariously shocked glory) visible. Amazing balance.
It’s an interesting juxtaposition. Your subject is awesome in style, and the couple you’ve included are touching. I don’t find them to be as offensive as some do, esp. anon 10:47, whose comment strikes me as provincial.
caveat: The pigeon toed pose is becoming tiresome.
She is a ray of light for those who feel style and fashion is resevred for the young. She still looks very much her age and the clothes complement that as opposed to pushing for a stylish wardrobe and looking out of sorts.
I like the colour of her dress/coat and her smile.
Sick of the scarf look- the carefully contrived “I just threw it on” scarf shape. I love the couple behind. They spell tourist in capital letters, I love how they’re holding hands… maybe they’re really lost and want to make sure they’re sticking together through the tough streets of new york.
I’m chuckling because I was struck by Mr. & Mrs. Louisville in the background, and so was everyone else! Agreed she’s likely a Conde Naster. I tend to dress traditionally so I’m still wrapping my thoughts around the scarf and bare legs together.
Her outfit, which includes those bare legs draw my attention, and as chic her look is, I donÂ´t like the sight. My legs are as “strong” as hers and I would rather cover them in thick tights. I am tall and if I wore a skirt without tights there would be plenty of skin, I really hate my own bare legs and already worry the summer ahead!
Now I prefer Phoenix outfit to this one, and they are so close as to beg comparison. The scarf looks mussy, the bare legs don’t work with the heavy boots and coat, but break the line up. I agree with you about the tighter ankle being more becoming. Of course they are both beautiful women.
The composition of this photo is awesome. The awkwardness (yet sweetness) of the couple on the left, contrast wonderfully with the self-assuredness of the main subject. Sort of funny that the couple on the left “seem” to be wearing what would be considered more comfortable clothes, yet look very uncomfortable compared to the girl with the shift and boots on.
Great look, though I am a bit tired of that particular kind of the shemagh. I’ve seen a lot of those this as of recently. Maybe s different scarf with some colors might punch up the outfit even more.
The couple in the background –made me laugh! The white tennis shoes are the mark of an American. When I was traveling alone through India and Asia, I’d often look for white tennis shoes when I wanted to speak with someone from home!
these boots are not the same length as phoenix’s. Her boots went to the point where her calf tapers, making it look like she just had one long calf muscle. these boots sit much lower on the woman (maybe the same height as the others, but this woman has longer legs) and because they sit lower, you can see that curve of the leg.
I really don’t know how I feel about these ‘fashion Keffiyehs’ I keep seeing lately. On one hand, I think they’re fabulous, on the other I find them a little offensive, considering their political connoations.
I am loving the socks and boots look. Gotta say Sart, you created a storm with your make-over, people are still commenting.. And to those who think THESE boots in the pic are the same as the make-over girl- that are completelty different. These boots show a lovely leg line, they cut in close to the leg and show off the shape of her legs. Look a little closer people…
I bought some boots that are really similar just a few weeks ago! I like her way of wearing them but it’s far too cold here in England to go out with bare legs at the moment. My intuition was to lace and tie them halfway up, and to have socks going a little higher too. It looks much better that way and in my opinion is a very distinct style compared to the kind of boots Phoenix wore. (I can’t wait to see what she will look like next time we see her here!)
I also love the shade of blue that she’s wearing, that colour is taking over my wardrobe lately.
I think there are two different looks in this outfit, one in the middle and one on too and bottom. The blue coat in combination with the brown bag. And the shawl and the boots with socks. I think the firs one could do without the second.
pretty nice all in all. but i dont like the scarf. not just for political reasons, i just hate those cheap looking “twines”. reminds me of the tatty left-winger students here in germany. btw: doesnt the original palestine scarf have a slight different pattern? i think its not just simply plaid.
Fabulous use of color. Like a rainbow at night with the tv on in stereo. Too many newspapers involved on that scarf for my tastes, but the target bag brings it right back to hotel deluxe for me. Sometimes, a vision like this brightens the “strange encounters” feeling of Times Square. Good thing she and her glory came through for us on this rough day.
There’s a world of difference between the two pairs of shoes. These have killer heels and flaunt the shape of her calves, so they’re flattering.
I also never realised that that scarf had political connotations. It was fashionable with young people in France literally 5 years ago (I went on a school exchange…) and I think it’s interesting that it’s now fashionable more generally, though when I see it in France I can’t help but think it’s a bit ‘over’.
Anyway…it’s just a scarf, and the majority of people don’t know its implications. So I think its political connotations have been lost in favour of its fashion ones.
Great photo – I’m not so fond of the NYer’s outfit as I am of the juxtaposition of the touristy couple caught in a hand-holding moment with the solo girl vogueing for the shot. I think the best part of the outfit is her dimple.
Also – about that quasi-Keffiyeh scarf – I was wearing one in college in the early 90s in Chicago. It was a nice compromise of fashion and function to be able to wrap your head on a cold and windy day, then use it as a shawl in a drafty classroom without having hat head. I’d have more interest in the look if it had some functionality to it, or at least pretended to.
To the earlier commenter. I thought the propalestine scarf had chain link fence printed on it. This looks like just checks. I’m not going there on the politics of it all, but didn’t think they were part of this at all.
I can’t decide my feeling on the resurgent popularity of the keffiyeh scarves. I feel like in past decades they were definitely political statements, but now they’re just fashion. The one in the picture is a different pattern from the traditional palestinian ones, but I’d still never wear one at the risk horribly offending someone (perhaps just for trivializing a symbol that holds a lot of importance for some people, rather than for being presumed to hold a position on the issue). Perhaps if it was a color without political connotations?
But the picture is truly an awesome juxtaposition.
She is very pretty, but the only thing I like about the outfit is the scarf. The boots and socks on bare legs – ugh, and the dress just seems misshapen. I do love the overall composition of the picture, and the tourist couple is so cute!
I for one like the boots and the bare legs. Makes me think of this transition period we’re in between winter and spring. Can’t throw out the boots yet, but bare legs are so appealing! I love it.
Also love the sunglasses/scarf thing. And the fearless way she mixes so called ‘neutrals’.
As for the couple in the background, how very Midwest. I can say that since I am from and still live in the Midwest. I think they look quite cute myself, that was my first expression upon seeing Times Square as well.
Pretty outfit. Its funny how you can tell what a great eye Scott has once some time has passed. Amazing to see so many ungrateful and silly comments however. People: if you want to do your own blog, you can. No one is stopping you. This one is going to be done how Scott wants it, because it is his. Its a great service to us all that he does this, and he doesn’t owe you any explanations or self help hints. he just needs to do what inspires him. And of course that inspires many of us. As for the juxtaposition with the tourist couple-you don’t know anything about them or this girl. There is nothing tragic about not having a man holding your had as you walk down the street.