Wednesday, August 15, 2012

On the Street……Via Guelfa, Florence


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  1. Elisa

    August 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    First of all, it looks like a fascinating conversation and I’m dying to know what they’re talking about. Secondly, these ridiculous platform shoes are so cool, especially worn with the improbably socks. Oh and all the rings she’s wearing. Lots of amazing little things to look at.

    Wandering Minds fashion

    • SM

      August 16, 2012 at 1:47 am

      I agree, those shoes are so cool! I love the socks worn with them.

      • andreea

        August 16, 2012 at 10:02 am

        i like the tanned girls’ atacomas. acne ftw! :D

        • elena

          August 17, 2012 at 8:39 am

          let us never forget the wonder that are the atacomas… Those shoes are utter perfection.

    • Monsieur Marcel

      August 16, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Me too…the captured gesture of the girl on the left and the other young lady’s engrossed reaction draws us into their conversation… a neutered voyuerism, so to speak, on our part.
      I love their willowy hair.

    • Sophie

      August 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Girl with platforms and socks, same girl from a previous recent photo, wearing same platforms and socks :)

      • anna

        August 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm

        I was so glad someone else noticed :)

  2. LondonFashionbyPaul

    August 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    So cool!

  3. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    August 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I love the composition.

  4. Jennifer

    August 15, 2012 at 7:23 pm

  5. Sonja

    August 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    white and black always goes! Love the left combo!

    Socks and sandals, however, is a very Chinese look to me. It’s all about warm feet being the source of health. From a fashion point of view – questionable, or at least not my thing.

  6. Liz

    August 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    love your blog!!

  7. canvasofculture

    August 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    great style! Florence is an amazing city

  8. Macarena

    August 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Gorgeous girls with beautiful hair, style and tattoos. I adore these natural shots.

  9. Kate

    August 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Love the ink and the depth of conversation obviously going on :)


  10. Aela

    August 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    This is an amazing shot – captures the fashion but at the same time the seeming depth of their conversation. Fashion in humanized form lol Love the printed shirt on the other girl too.

  11. monkeyshines

    August 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    love the printed top!


  12. Thom

    August 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Love the hair and the socks. Got to get me back to Florence!

  13. Sapphire

    August 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Yeeeah, those socks do not look comfortable if she’s scratching her feet. Not sure I see the point in wearing socks if they’re almost skin tone. Why not just go bear than and save yourself from icky sweating.

  14. Bohemian Style

    August 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Love the yellow tassel bracelet.

  15. Alecia Stevens

    August 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Florence is our shangri-la…the place to which we always return. And the place that exudes a kind of beauty and decay and honesty which I have rarely seen – this is in the architecture, the fashion and the relationships between people. I also live in NY and some of that can be seen here, but it seems a bit more postured in NY. I previously lived in Charleston, South Carolina. It exists there too in a very old American kind of way, but it is palatable. Florence is the standard bearer for all because men and women of ALL ages care about fashion in Firenze.

  16. Tim

    August 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    One of the only acceptable pairings of socks and sandals I have ever seen. I wonder if she could pull socks with a color not so similar to her skin tone though? Maybe a crimson or a brighter yellow?

  17. Sol

    August 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I saw this platforms here in July, The same girl with a big T-shirt. Right?

  18. Alice

    August 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Wow!! What a horrible combination: Plataform sandals w/ socks! Ugly!

    • Emmie C.

      August 15, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Agreed. I maintain that sandals and socks simply should not mix. from a distance it looks like she has some odd fungus growing on her feet.

      • Alice

        August 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

        Yes! I wonder when people start using all of these trend at once. I wonder if it is their style or lack of it.

  19. Lisa O.

    August 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I like this very much. the photo is so sharp and the ladies, lovely. I know nothing about photography. I just know when I like one. striking photo.

  20. adele

    August 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    i love the look of the girl from the left. so cool.

  21. Jean

    August 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I really enjoy travelling through your photos to all these locales, getting to see all these simple moments.

  22. CultureShockArt

    August 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    The shoes. She is bringing some 80′s Famolares.

  23. clotheswhorse

    August 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Sometimes I am a fan of sock with sandals,
    and sometimes I am not.
    This is one of the times I am not. Way too much sock, with not enough sandal.

  24. Brendan

    August 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I like the potential for navigating puddles with shoes like that.

  25. Alison

    August 16, 2012 at 12:46 am

    They look like two very different, but very interesting people. And I couldn’t take my eyes off of her flatforms! I love them.

  26. Daisy Nguyen

    August 16, 2012 at 12:59 am

    LOVE this pic! You captured them so perfectly – and they are so lovely!

    -Daisy Nguyen

  27. Alin

    August 16, 2012 at 1:08 am

    It’s funny, I’m a shoe fanatic and the first thing I noticed was not the pair of shoes on both of these women or the clothes they have on, but the platform tattoo. The shoe illustration itself depicts the woman more than her clothes.

    She decided to have a commitment to wear it everyday.
    It must have a reason.

  28. Eric

    August 16, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Fantastic. Such an interesting frame to look at.

  29. Hilda

    August 16, 2012 at 1:29 am

    There’s a lot of great stuff here. The lady on the left is distracting me with her tattoos and beautifully tanned muscular arm. And the platform shoes are amazing. And the lady on the right has a stunning face. And just wow at the whole photo, really….

  30. Jokey

    August 16, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Есть на чем взгляду зацепится, забавные барышни о чем то так увлеченно разговаривают=))

  31. MaricruzLA

    August 16, 2012 at 2:04 am

  32. Maria

    August 16, 2012 at 2:25 am

    So good looking! Like it!

  33. sara

    August 16, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Wow! I love it.
    So stylish.
    With love.

  34. Serdane

    August 16, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Love the simple way of life in a fashionable dressing.


    August 16, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I love hist picture!!! I like the shoes and the bag!!

  36. Xana Athens

    August 16, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Fresh faces,fresh combinations.I really like it.

  37. debi c

    August 16, 2012 at 2:59 am

    this kind of style is right up my it..and the idea of 2 friends with a style sensibilityin sync is wonderful..

  38. Johnny

    August 16, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Platform with socks….what’s next in fashion? Birkenstock with socks? Are Germans finally going to become fashionable?

  39. WhiteCloset

    August 16, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Socks…? mmm.. don’t like it. but their outfits are cool anyway :)

  40. Sanja

    August 16, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I love this one!

  41. Irene's closet

    August 16, 2012 at 4:26 am

    they look gorgeous!

  42. Rupa

    August 16, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Wow! Amazing picture first of all! And the girl in white has great shoes.

  43. Rupa

    August 16, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Amazing picture first of all! And the girl in white has that supercool pair of shoes! too good. Love their hair as well.

  44. Laura

    August 16, 2012 at 4:30 am

    She seems so absorbed in the conversation! Great photo!

  45. Melany

    August 16, 2012 at 5:30 am

    These two are almost anti-fashion and, for that reason, I love this shot.


    August 16, 2012 at 5:33 am

    I like the socks-in-flatforms look! I might reproduce that for fall.

  47. B.

    August 16, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Looks like an intense conversation !
    I’m not a big fan of this clothing style, nevertheless I think they look very good
    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  48. Street Fashion Paris

    August 16, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Love how the picture shows daily life of Florence, the impeccable style truly shows the true color of stylish Italian!

  49. Martha

    August 16, 2012 at 5:53 am

    “Girl, let me tell you…that guy is no good for you. Any man that can’t accept your socks is not the man for you.”


    • une chatte grise

      August 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

      That’s great!

  50. Mira

    August 16, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Bellisime ragazze. They both look so cool :D


  51. hadhka

    August 16, 2012 at 6:09 am



  52. carola

    August 16, 2012 at 6:51 am

  53. Imane

    August 16, 2012 at 7:00 am

    He that’s the same girl in the big shirt! Funny that you captured her again.

  54. Sharon @ Discovering Blog

    August 16, 2012 at 7:03 am

    The shoes, the gorgeous arm with the tattoo, the cigarette…all makes me wish I was as cool as her.

  55. Susie

    August 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Looks like there is some serious dish going on here – love these two.

    Sea and Swank

  56. Dominika of FASHION PHILOSOPHY

    August 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

    really incredible picture!


  57. Monsieur Pégé Goienetxe

    August 16, 2012 at 8:04 am

    N´est pas Mademoiselle “x” de Juillet 11, 2012 a Florence, des grands sweaters, tatooes et jolies jambes? Ouiii! Tres 80´s les sandals et chausettes, je l´aime beaucoup…

  58. Steffi

    August 16, 2012 at 8:08 am

    these shoes and these socks are STUNNING

  59. Monika

    August 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I will never accept socks worn with sandals.

  60. An Maliq

    August 16, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Wow, so cool capture! Very stylsh girls!

  61. Victoria

    August 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

    they’re great,loved the combination with shoes and socks!

  62. Becky Bedbug

    August 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

    What a stylish pair! They look amazing sat there deep in conversation.


  63. James

    August 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I’m sick of tattoos. I never found them aesthetically pleasing mind you, but now even the curiosity is gone. In this case, they are clearly distracting to an otherwise exquisite arm.

  64. Edoris

    August 16, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Interesting look the young lady has with the socks and platform shoes; but it works at least on her! Your photos are always interesting!

  65. Sevan

    August 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I like the girl on the right : her shirt dress and even the platforms/socks combination but overall, I like the closeness between two friends nicely captured on this photo.
    What I really dislike is, again, sitting on the ground covered with dirt and cigarette butts. Am I the only one to notice it ?

  66. piya

    August 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

    This picture is just so italian… great job capturing that … :)

  67. Eva

    August 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Beautiful photo, love their style and I;m also really curious about what they are talking about!

  68. Kamila

    August 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

  69. Patty

    August 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Anyone else loving the fact that her tattoos are of a stiletto and boxing gloves?

  70. dcinDC

    August 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Wasn’t she wearing that same horrible shoe/sock combo with the ugly oversized sweatshirt a few weeks ago?

  71. Adeola Naomi

    August 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Florence is beautiful and I love the daily style capture of this picture!

  72. Ann

    August 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Nice shot! They’re adorable, plus having a conversation! No cell phones in sight! Ciggy forgiven.

  73. Oh, play it louder!!

    August 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I love these awful socks which, in fact, are so cool! And I love her rings, of course. And I also love the way she cross her legs (really strange, isn’t it?). Finally: I love your picture!

    See you!

  74. jani lebaron

    August 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I’ve been following your photos,well… forever. I’ve never commented, but had to with this shot. I love it’s perfection… the steps, the backdrop, the angles, the pipes – then of course the two friends just chilling. It’s so very, very cool in every way! Thank you.

  75. Mirna

    August 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I find this picture so interesting…

  76. Eve

    August 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    The only time I can tolerate socks with sandals is when the socks are a different color, come much higher than that on the leg, and are worn with high-heel sandals not a horizontal platform. Different/thinner material would also be good. This look is disturbingly odd. especially since both the platform and the socks are skin-tone. Plus, the sandals strap around the ankle and the socks rise around the same point. Just a big NO! Also the other lady looks a bit more mature for the style of her shoes. They would look more appropriate on a much younger girl in my opinion.

  77. Pi

    August 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Brilliant picture! (And the woman on the left has incredible arms…)

    I’m reminded of a painting professor with his, “Light, dark! Light, dark!”

    Both in black and white, yet completely opposite.

    Happy random encounter with camera.

  78. Martine

    August 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I just love that girls face. I don’t know why but its so beautiful to me. Those eyebrows especially.

  79. une chatte grise

    August 17, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Love the look of the woman on the left. Super-cool.

  80. style-xyz

    August 17, 2012 at 8:16 am

    wow, I love this high heel tattoo! :)

  81. bisbee

    August 17, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Just goes to show, once again, how opinions differ! Love the picture, but both the flatform shoes and the socks worn with them are horrid!

    I wonder what the comments would be if the woman wearing those shoes with those socks was not young and attractive…I can assure you they would not be so positive!

  82. darkaly

    August 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I love the photos you take of people sitting on stairways. This one reminds me a little bit of the one with the ladies changing from flats to heels. I also love the iron pipe and railing. Beautiful photo.

  83. Alessandra

    August 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm

  84. Theo

    August 18, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Haven’t commented in a long time, but these women are compelling to me in their dramatic contrasts and similarities. I appreciate how one is so tanned and the other so pale, and they both seem completely relaxed and comfortable in their skins. Be what you are, it’s okay, they seem to say. Also, the simple makeup (from what I can see) and austere color palette they share are balanced by the details — the interesting pattern on the pale woman’s dress, her beautiful and graceful hands and wrists with their ornaments, and the other woman’s intricate tattoos, shades and quilted bag. The sturdy, more practical-than-most fashiony shoes of both women give a grounding effect to the feminine but relaxed silhouettes of their clothing. They both look strong, capable and intriguing to me. I wouldn’t be able to pull off either of their styles, exactly, but I admire their confidence and ease with themselves and each other.

  85. Ivana :)

    August 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    great photo and beautiful italian women <3

  86. Ivy Lee

    August 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Grrrreat shot! Non-pretencious, relaxed… Full of simple life. A moment.

  87. alyssa

    August 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Beautiful girl. But really, the socks are disgusting. There is no way around it.

  88. jsh panda

    August 19, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I scanned the whole of Via Guelfa in Google earth Street View but could not find the street with the the elevated steps. is it possible to get the location, or was it inside the house, in the courtyard?

  89. LIZPR

    August 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Okay. I don’t care how fabulous, beautiful, mysterious, stylish, and Italian these women are. SOCKS AND SANDALS DO NOT WORK.

  90. Justin

    August 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    This is a genuinely good photo, the fact the they have sick style and seem to be in a particularly engaging conversation is a great plus.

  91. ELENA

    August 23, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Where did she buy the bag?

    If you know, please tell me.

    I love it.

  92. touriiii

    August 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Must be the same girl:

    Shoes and bracelets fit.

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