This is a typical example for something looking very good, but not funcionate at all. The guy on the bicycle behind wears a simple T and this lady has also a flip-flop on, so it was surely not that cold for this warm shawl.
She’s a head-turner, as evidenced by the man on the bike! What I like is that she didn’t junk up the whole out fit with scads of accessories around her neck in addition to the great shawl. I love the bracelets –just a nice touch.
Maybe she should consider getting the skirt shortned by and inch so it doesn’t become completely ruined by dirt. Also… some nice brown leather sandals would be better than flip flops.
very cute! Wonderful scarf that is obviously one of a kind. and a very adorable face. I trulyenvy her individaulity. I bet she does not engage in an ardent search for perfect summer booties like I do. lol
There are so many things to love about this outfit! I love how the gathers on the shirt are running opposite to those of the skirt. I love the vibrance of the colors. They’re already so bright and then they are vamped up a few notches with the white background. I love the bohemian Y ethnic feel with both the pashmina and the broomstick skirt. I love her hair. I love the cycle cop peeking back to see what’s going on and the red fire hydrant that matches her colors’ vibrance. The brightness of the sun does make me think she’s going to get dismally hot, but she just looks so pretty! And the white hot rays match her outfit. Wow!
i actually have that scarf, or one that’s strikingly similar – in weave, shape and colours. weird! i think it’s still fair to say it’s *almost* a one of a kind though…it’s alpaca wool and i got mine in puno, peru.
Flawless. White on white has been a look that I’ve advocated for a long time. The shawl adds just the right accentuation to the white and to the tones in her face and hair color. The bracelets are a polishing touch, completely in character.
She is a radiant child; strong, ethereal, and wildly monastic. But as beautiful as she is, there’s something still awkward about the floor-length skirt in pure white– maybe because it’s too formal in appearance to match it with the white top? I think she would be perfection if the skirt was knee-length.
When I was younger I made of the mistake of thinking that to look distinctive or interesting I needed to dress strangely (which for me meant thrift shopping, Victorian jackets & heavy shoes). The thing I LOVE about this ensemble is how distinctive (and attractive!) it is. But there’s not a single shopping choice she’s made that lies outside the mainstream (well… except for the rainbow wrap). White tee? Ubiquitous. Broomstick skirt? Banal. Flip flops? Same. Rainbow scarf? Hippie dippie (yet but by pairing it with white she’s made it not). What a wonderful expression of delight in color, creativity and individuality pulled together from the everyday. An inspiration. Thank you.
I like this because “It’s her” she’s being who she is, herself. No effort, very happy, natural. I like the 2nd detail shot. Brilliant weaving on the scarf/shawl, looks to be by hand. I love the simple beads, they most likely have meaning to her, a story that she’s a part of. Nice natural hands. Thank You.
It must be warm in NY by now,so it makes me wondering why the heavy scarf? The white l o n g dress works well for a bride,but doesnÂ´t the helm of it get dirty worn on the streets? A nice looking girl though.
Wow! Love the contrast of the white with the colorful scarf. Has a very Latin American feel to it. Also, can imagine a creative bride choosing this as a unique and charming wedding ensemble (albeit a bit casual)
I actually purchased the exact same scarf on a trip to Peru last month! The markets were full of beautiful things like this at amazing prices! I was thinking I would have to wait until next winter to wear my scarf, but it clearly works now when worn like a shawl. Great picture!
I keep getting distracted by that man in the background. I hope he falls off his bike, becuase instead of looking at where he is going, he is butting into other people’s business.It’s New York people, not the living museum.
OMG- That is a ONE OF A KIND scarf HAND MADE in PERU– I got it made in October and it was taken from the back of my chair when I was at a broadway show— the IRONY that I’d “find” on this woman. I’m so pissed–
As an ex-goth, determined walker, and magnet for stains, I am frightened of all-white. But I bought a glorious vintage Gunne Sax cotton slip that I’ve been trying to figure out how to wear without being so stark. And so, I am inspired! Cheers.
1. love the juxtaposition of the coloured scarf on her white “canvas” outfit 2. everything she’s wearing looks extremely comfortable and weather appropriate 3. even the guy in the background is wearing white! 4. that fire hydrant thing really picks up the red.
i love you scott! i don’t know what i would ever do without my daily dosage of your blog.
Color wise its genius, like strokes of a brush on a canvas. But ponder this. What if the canvas isn’t a cute asian girl but an average obesses middle aged woman. You can dress a beautiful person in a potatoe sack and they would still look appealing.
perfection. this woman has executed her outfit as an extension of her personality. of course the color contrast and balance is transcendent. unlike others i believe the lengths on the underlying white garments are beyond reproach. look, it may not be practical, and at the end of the day her hem may be soiled. we’ll never know. but the fact is that sart caught her on the street and for all the impracticality of it her hem wasn’t soiled in the picture. somehow she brought the improbable perfection of a studio shoot to the sidewalk. thanks sart. wish i was there, but i’m glad you were.