She looks wonderful, and especially against the warm tones of the reddish brick and stone.
As a silhouette I find it a little less than it could be–although this may have to do with the pose. One wants a little more narrowness at the bottom to balance the bulk of the cardigan. But if she were to stand differently, or walk or sit, the skirt might conform to her body more, and provide that relief to the eye. Anyway a good example of an Asian woman working her look, and taking advantage of Japanese design.
Oh no! I donâ€™t like the outfit at all. It’s SO unstructured. I love an unstructured voluminous outfit but this is just unflattering. But I love her hair and she is a beautiful gal, who turns heads for sure.
i love everything about this photo, especially her hair and skirt. the girl is beautiful, she looks so serene and elegant. for me, there’s something very unexpected about this image, i feel very surprised – in a really good way!
First off her hair looks fantastic. Very chic. Secondly, I love her outfit. It’s very difficult to pull this off as there is no tailoring and can create a shapeless figure but she successfully looks charming and stylish in a carefree and subtle way. Very knowingly breaking the concept of fashion and it’s ridiculous ‘rules’. I say thumbs up!
Stunning. Obviously she is very beautiful, but I also love her short hair, off-white stiped cardi, long skirt, the trim on the skirt (swoon!) and the flat shoes. She looks incredible and unique but also comfortable and practical – a remarkable achievement.
Wow. Comfortable, quiet and delicate details, sophisticated, textural, soft yet strong, unexpectedly chic. She’s knows she’s going against the trends, and it seems to make her even more stylish. I love how her sleeves have become a muffler. Her clothes are loose, unstructured, and yet they oddly convey a powerful sense of structure to me. She looks like a work of art. Her clothes are hiding her body and yet you get the impression that a beautiful female form lies beneath. Her hair–what a flattering, modern foil to the rest. I don’t know if she could pull off the look so effectively without that cut. I love, love, love this blog, but this is the first post I’ve ever replied to. Something about her look speaks to me in the most pleasant way. Perfect.
For me, this pic is all about her hair. The cut is beautiful. The shape of her skirt is interesting but much too long in length. Although I really love her sweater even though it is a bit oversized too.
OMG this woman is stunning. LOOOOVE the hair. I can see what people are saying about the skirt echoing the hair, and I agree, but I still don’t like skirts of that length. Still, a marvelous look. Would love to see inside her closet. Bet she also mixes it up with much sleeker looks. Marvellous! I wonder who does her hair. :)
All the people talking about how the clothes don’t “flatter” her clearly have a quite limited expectation of what cl1othes are meant to do for the wearer… here she is not flattered, per se, but there is something dramatic and poised about her silhouette, which is far more exciting.
I think I will take from this look a reminder to sometimes wear things that don’t always make me look taller/slimmer for the sake of the pure drama of it!
what lots of people seem to not take into account is that there are other issues at work in the sartorial world than dressing to optimize the illusion of a tall/svelte body. There are cultural issues of modesty that don’t have to be dispensed with in order to be fashionable. This woman is a perfect example of this – she is exquisite!
love the shapes, the volume and the flow. the contrasting balance of firmness and fragility. i imagine that she is petite, yet she doesn’t let the outfit (or the grgeous haircut) swallow her. and maybe it’s the photograph, but the detached confidence is almost rebelliously holistic.
It’s the pose that really makes this photo out-of-this-world…somewhat literally. The hands in the cuffs and the elegant foot conjures up the image of a geisha for me (or, what little I know from made-for-US movies regarding geishas). At any rate, she makes me think of another time and place…