I love this photo! Great shapes and colours – the girl on the left looks wonderful, her hair is just beautiful. the girl on the right has more edge but both of them are really cool. Perfect post for a sunday morning…
How nostalgic. I like their looks. Makes the world feel more whimsical. I’m tired of seeing dark and solemn fashion these days. Although the world is falling apart, it’s nice to see an uplifting style express a positive feeling. Fashion can be recession-therapy for us all!
I guess not many people agree with me, but I think this is a little ridiculous. The woman on the right looks great. She’s playing with her look, and I love her shoes. But the woman on the left is absurd. That’s not great style. That’s a costume. If she had done something modern with her hair while wearing that hat it would have been so much better. Or maybe an edgier jacket. I don’t know, but it’s not working for me.
I’ve seen many women with the look on the left (though this particular woman does it really well), but the woman on the right is unique and looks so bad ass. The spats, coat, hat, glasses, and bag are all hot! I just love her.
I tend to agree that the woman on the left looks good but not modern, she has not made these clothes her own and looks as though she stepped of a stage set, far too costumey. The woman on the right on the other hand..she may be dressed in vintage clothes but they look absolutely right and modern.
i often wonder what the closet of people dressed like this looks like. i mean i could throw maybe one outfit together that looks like this, but to do it everyday must be difficult. i can only imagine that such an eccentric style has to cost $$$. like the girl on the right. how often could she wear those shoes without looking too repeated? and the dress on the left, the same thing. i guess thats why i stick with basic pieces of neutral colors-so i can repeat often. and i can only dream of veering from my norm someday.
The left girl stands out because she wears it so well ! The coat and her hair are exactly the same …wow ! I don’t like the other girl that much but maybe it’s just because her odd way of standing and her hat looks a bit funny…but then again, it’s just one second and in real life, who knows, she looks fab !
I realize that I am in the minority when I say this but they look very costumey, like they stole the outfits from some old movie set and plus they look twice their age. the one on the right looks borderline extra-terrestrial. If the one on the left had tried some different shades and let her dress be the focal point instead of looking like a crayola box then it might’ve worked but its just too much..imho
I wore my mother’s vintage Mouton coat for years (e.g. the girl on the left, Mouton is clipped and dyed sheepskin I believe)and trust me those mofo’s weigh a TON! So fun to wear though. Nothing else conjures up the 40′s quite like Mouton.
I remember seeing this on styleclicker. I just checked and a picture of the woman on the left was posted on October 14th– you can see the details of her outfit. The woman on the right was posted on October 29th, but in a different outfit. Check it out!
What fun! And what precisely is wrong with costumey? Sometimes it’s good to have a bird of paradise around. That said, I might have opted for green tights to pick up the green of the flamework dress (I’d kill for five yards of that fabric!)
I agree there’s nothing wrong with costumey, but I still think it’s better to come just short of it. Someone mentioned that more modern hair would have been nice – but really I think it’s the hat that makes it over the top. To do a hat like that today and have it look serious, it would best be the star of a more austere ensemble… one evoking no identifiable era.
Even though the girl on the left looks like an actress from “mad men” the tv series,I’d die to see people in outfits like hers, i love love love her dress and above all the nose structure and the lipstick!
the girl on the right especially is extremely interesting- the angle of her foot is so jarring. i love these examples of people with those interesting flaws that make you want to know them. Neither of these girls has very much innate elegance, but at least to me that is very captivating here.they look like they could ride a bus and not look TOO out of place.
I am one who dresses like the girl on the left, so I have heard it all: costumey, dated, trying too hard, twice my age, etc. It goes in one ear and out the other. The look isn’t about money, since I’ve owned these pieces for years. It’s not about thrift, because many similar pieces are in stores today. It’s about creativity, mixing what I have in endless combinations, and expressing myself in that moment. Tomorrow I may dress classic in camelhair trousers and loafers. As for the crayola comment, it’s refreshing to see someone wearing colors that flatter her skintone and not relying on black as a safety net like so many do. Defining what is elegance and looking out of place is all subjective.