Love this! I think the skirt is Prada. But I must know, and maybe someone can explain (Scott, if you know why, please do tell, I’m sure as the shooter, you must have noticed this). Everyone from the models, to the celebs, to even Carine Roitfeld, poses with the toes turned inward. Is it supposed to appear unstudied, sort of “ah shucks you want to take my pic”, sort of natural? Maybe someone can explain this. I know that others have asked this before in comments and as far as I know, it has not been answered. Thanks!
I think her whole look is really great! I’ve been struggling with what to wear in the fickle, transitional period that is spring, and I never would have thought to pair such a skirt over black tights. I too will re-think some of my more “traditional” and “standard” outfits and try to experiment a bit more. I know your site has already inspired me to do so by experimenting and playing with my own style — and I have also received similar compliments from strangers as a result! Thanks for sharing your inspirations that also inspire others! And I live in DC, and it was so great to see your exhibit.
I think it’s really chic but edgy at the same time,colors are very well balanced( see how the bag recalls and enhances the brown in the flower pattern),and the high waist skirt with the sunglasses is so 50′s meets contemporary cool!perfect outfit!
express is about to put a skirt that is that similar style out on the floor. same prada look without the prada price. i love this look. it’s so feminine and classically beautiful and then the leather jacket adds that perfect edge.
Love the (Prada?) skirt with the grey top and Ray Bans, but there’s something very wrong about the bag and coat together. They are both very difficult, awkward shades of coloured leather and together it’s too much.
Adorable outfit, not too matchy-matchy – I like the dark bottom section, the lighter middle section and then the dark again at the top with the belt, jacket and sunglasses – it’s girly and edgy all at once. But she needs to fix her posture… I speak as a fellow sloucher.
Is anyone else tired of these Ray-Ban-leather-jacket combinations? This combo always brings to mind today’s young and uber-trendy Hollywood crowd. A pitty since Ray Bans and leather jackets are both such classics. Well, at least the floral skirt is a bit of a change. But even with the skirt, the outfit looks like something Rachel [insert last name here]–the girl from OC–would wear these days. Oy, I should really stop browsing through all those gossip magazines…
FOR ANDREA AND EVERYONE WHO WONDERS ABOUT THE INWARD FEET THING: So the other night I was playing in my closet and trying some oufits on. I had my very high stilettos on and I caught myself in the mirror with my feet like this. (I had absoloutly no idea). I tried to move them towards the outside, bot nope: No balance, I could have fallen. Now, if you see someone doing it on flats, or walking like this, that just means they’re introverted…
Excellent choice! I’m really inspired by the old leathers and even the Ray Bans. Timeless but mixed up in a way that any vintage lover can appreciate. The unobtrusive and well-travelled bag and the late fifties-ish silohuette are looking modern. Muy Mexico City salon without the braids!
I think it’s the combo of the high-waisted skirt and her slouching, but it’s making me think of the “Mom Jeans” sketch from SNL from several years back. ;) Oh no.
Nice comment last:
This is a good example for me to see how one can incorporate spring into her wardrobe now without freezing. This look is cheerful because of the skirt, but the ensemble does not pretend that it’s warm enough for bared legs and thin tops (which it’s not here in Princeton, in my opinion). It would be daring for me, but I could give it a modified try.
It’s a great outfit, but the combination of where it hits her at the waist and her stance, gives her somewhat of a ponchy look around the stomach…which is odd given how tiny she is. It might be fashionable but it certainly isn’t sexy.
i really love this look. The light colored Prada skirt and bag actually look great with the dark leather jacket, tights, and shoes. i would have never thought of wearing this combo but i absolutly adore it!
to andrea 10:40: to anwer your question a commenter on a previous post said that many people stand pigeon toed because it creates a triangle of balance and is a more comfortable way to stand when wearing high heels for a long period of time(or something to that effect).
I find what she’s wearing awkward and not balanced…it is obviously still cold and winter like and yet she has on Prada S/S 08 skirt with black tights, a camel Prada croc bag and red nails. Each piece in itself is beautiful but together it looks wrong. Bad styling for an insider.
Personally, I think this is best example of how to wear the Prada S/S florals. I have seen a few pictures of celebrities wearing them, and they just look frumpy… I love an amazing floral print dressed down with black accessories, a grey t-shirt – she just looks so cool! I also love the way the colours of the bag and jacket echo the colours in the print, very subtle – gives the ‘I just threw this on’ impression, yet draws the whole outfit together.
ADORABLE! (please pronounce it in French) Oh to be twenty-something with some spare cash a great jawline and a long neck AND in Paris. Did stuff like this myself almost thirty years ago in Paris-with the help of an Agnes B. skirt. No money for a manicure tho. Tres funky and tres chic.
I wore a look put together just like this in the late 70s growing up in Berkshire, England. Almost identical, and mine captured in a photo too, but with me nowhere near as naturally attractive as this lovely-looking girl. That’s not to say this gorgeous girl’s style is dated, but simply that some styles look refreshing and timeless across the decades. I love a look that is balanced between fitted and fuller worn together. I still wear clothing that covers me up, year round, in the heat and cold of Massachusetts. I find this look incredibly sexy, and it makes me feel so good, but alas, having moved to the USA, I look a freak with all the flesh on show around me. The way others choose to dress doesn’t bother me at all, and so I really feel hurt from comments (purposely uttered loud enough for me to hear) that are not, to say the least, flattering. Your blog continues to be an inspiration to me, and has helped me immensely to overcome some of the ridicule I have felt over the years for the way I choose to dress to express myself. I can’t thank you enough dear Mr Sartorialist.
So, again, Scott. I must continue to ask….do you, or do you not ask women to point their toes inward? I understand here it was merely what she happened to be doing, but I just can’t believe this isn’t something you suggest as it’s so common and studied.
Just to be clear, I happen to love it. My friends and I are now constantly doing “Sartorialist” photo shoots in my backyard and I push the toes pointed inward look on all of us. There’s just something about it. I remember a while back some crazy comment someone had about how this is almost grossly erotic, like a “we want our women to be little girls” thing and I don’t see that AT ALL.
Bravo! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this ensemble. And I dig the bangs. That girl underneath her (on the street…april flowers) NEEDS bangs so desperately. I’ve never wanted to give someone a hair makeover so badly as I do that girl with the scarf.
The outfit is like the current weather: splash of light, flowers, but also greyness and special mood. I like this photo… because her personality comes through. She reminds me of someone I know, and the feeling is very strong.
I’m with cate. The posture+waistline are not flattering, nor is the length of the skirt, in my humble opinion. Love it from the waist up. But really, is it too much to ask for a person to put down their blackberry for the 2 seconds it takes to have your picture taken!?!
dear mr scott, you’ve made me want to get me some wayfarers! i see them featured more than a few times already in the blog and despite some of the snooty comments they received i don’t care! love, delia xoxo
Wasn’t it Bill Blass who said that black was the refuge of the lazy or some such? It does my jealous heart good to know that–even here–not every shot is perfect. Out of a zillion grand examples, this is a dud, Russian “It” or not “It”.
Yeah,that girl works for Harpers Bazaar and her beautiful name is Miroslava Duma! i met her once,shes very pretty and smart,gorgeous and sophisticated,and she is always perfectly dressed up, i was really glad when i met her at your genious blog,mister Scott!
Although i don’t like to wear the latest items of fashion houses, i have to admit that she looks fabulous.However, i believe that the idea of current trends must be avoided as much as possible. Do not dress up according to the current trends.Try to creat your own style!!!!!!!!!!
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