Love your street shots! While seeing all the editors shots at shows are inspiring from time to time, those street shots are just much more… Real to me, iykwim. Thank you once again. Hope to see you in action around here some time.
In NY (and Paris, I guess big cities in general) you have to dress according to which neighborhood you are going to. You can't wear your uptown look in the West Village, nooo wayyyyy!!! Much like it would look weird to walk the streets of Marais wearing your Faubourg Saint Honore get up!
Both women understand their strengths and play to them equally well. The woman in the top photo understands that she is attractive, in shape, and young enough that wearing a short skirt and tights on a cold day won't make her look ridiculous. She also paired the neutrals nicely. The woman in the second photo plays well to her age, hair, and temperance. Her expression is calm and collected -so is her outfit. My bet is that she has green eyes. Neutral colors around her face will bring out her eye color and her red lipstick adds a chic note to all that she's content but not plain.
hard to believe the curvy hysteria !! and the number of comments such a post generates ! time to show real curves like advanced style blog shows some real old people.. look for curvy curves on my curvy blog in the future ! will make it a point to go out looking for them!
Pretty, stylish ladies in any neighborhood. There are no rules about dressing for the neighborhood you're in, as someone here said. You mean I have to change on the subway going from uptown to downtown?
I guess I'm still thinking about your comments about playing to your strengths. The first woman is small and wears delicate heels to play off that fact. Yes, she's wearing neutrals, but not necessarily in a mundane way. The smokey colors of her jacket and shoes act like a way to draw the eye away from the black. There are a lot of textures going on here as well, but in an orchestrated way. The second photo has a lot going on in my opinion. The bag seems too large for her frame, and interferes with the way her coat hangs. I like the olive and brown together, but then she's got this small leopard print bag that detracts. I would have preferred a clutch in brown. Finally, is it cold or hot? She's got layers on, but then she wears her coat open with what looks like her scarf draped casually around her. Why not leave the scarf at home if it's warm enough to wear the coat open? It's a nice look but there's a little too much going on.
Everything is beautiful… But…I just wonder – why all these women have those high hills? Not that is pretty but hey-are we slaves of these uncomfortable pieces? So good to see a woman with low ones-and yes-you need a little more imagination and creativity to wear these low ones.
Noticing that a lot of people are responding positively to the first shot.. but the lady in the second shot is dressed really great too.. I hate to point out, but perhaps the curvier shape of the second lady is contributing to the weight of the responses? I know this is pertinent to the recent dialogues on this blog on curviness.
i relate more to the second lady, as she wears things that I could wear also – her coat perhaps, love the color and the pattern. and her way to wear a necklace.
as to her scarf, it might have been cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon… ok ok she could have put it in the bag, its a big enough one. but I find it not always easy to dress in the morning for a whole day with up to 20Â° temperature difference.
the first lady is beautiful – but for me more like a picture in a museum, lovely but nothing that concerns me really.
Thanks for the Inspiration and I to can TOTALLY Relate to some of the quality points here. This gorgeous dress is Awesome! Bought one of these vintage only last year, hoping to get some mileage out of it.
The Second One is what I aspire to. She looks so comfortable, yet so feminine –> that's Class. I especially love her pants, it's so hard to find pants that are tailored but not skin tight (they're usually the pricier ones..)
The Second One is what I aspire to. She looks so comfortable, yet so feminine. I especially love the pants, it's so hard to find pants that are tailored and fitted, but not skin tight (they're usually the pricier ones…)
I love the first one. It looks so simple but at the same time fashionable. Its a nice outfit for an early spring. But instead of those light shoes, I would wear some cute boots. The high heels might get dirty.
These are the pictures that epitomize New York Fashion! It's chic it's classy elegant and just screams New York. You can't go wrong with black. The tights with the skirt and heals are perfect together and what I said in my own blog is a great look for the fall. This is classy and timeless. This is New York.