Thursday, January 29, 2009

On the Street….Yellow Shoes, Paris


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  1. SallyO

    January 29, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I think she messed up the buttons on her coat…

  2. Anonymous

    January 29, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    For some reason, it REALLY bothers me that her coat is not done up properly. Either leave it open, or do it up right!!

    • Maria

      December 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      I think that the way she buttoned it is wayy ahead of her time, but of course, people wouldn’t have known that back then. Just an excellent example of how the commenters never get it right.

  3. The Flying Quiche

    January 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    She’s too fabulous to even care about buttoning her coat properly. Gotta love it.

  4. M or M

    January 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    i was in DC for the Inauguration. There were so many people with fur coats on. I mean different styles, long short, with hoods. Fantastic! I love themmmm…

    you could of have done a

  5. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    January 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    The setting is gorgeous! Notice how there steps are clean but the rises have that mossy thing. I wonder how they do that. The outfit inspires me a bit less, but great picture! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  6. Jane Maynard

    January 29, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    love the shoes…and love that her coat is buttoned “wrong” – very “I look good no matter what” (which she does). wish I had that vibe!

  7. Rachel

    January 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    This is absolutely stunning…

  8. Shaynuh

    January 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    She wears the fur coat well! I don’t think its by accident she missed a button.

  9. Anonymous

    January 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    love the retro look..she looks so serene and hollywood leading lady like. from another time..

  10. stone

    January 29, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I’m feelin it!

  11. Lan

    January 29, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I love that she misbuttoned her coat, but had her shoes match up with her earrings

  12. J.

    January 29, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I do not like fur coats and I do not like how she did the buttons wrong. I do not like her shoes either. Her earrings are cool though.

  13. diane

    January 29, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Haha, SallyO, you’re my hero! Jorge, you are so right about the setting, sooo beautiful.

  14. bridget

    January 29, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    pops of color are a MUST. winter, otherwise, can bcome too boring! I love her incorporation of bright yellow. not only a hard color to incorporate, but zebra? and open toe?

    she pulls it off well. kudos.

  15. Anonymous

    January 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm


  16. TK

    January 29, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    It is the asymmetrical beauty that comes from Japanese esthetics! (I’m not sure she is Japanese, though.)

  17. crowsfeet

    January 30, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I am crazy about the mossy stone steps and how their horizontal power plays against the vertical lines in the fur. The “wrong” button disturbs all of that rectilinear order and gives the image a vibrant tension.

    Her shoes remind me of the days that I forget to change out of my slippers to drive my daughter to school…

  18. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 1:48 am

    For some reason, this coat reminds me of Jean Patou’s cocoon shaped coat creations and also remind me of the nonchalantly thrown plush fur coats by the flappers of the 20′s and plus a plush bathrobe. It gives the feel of leisure and casualness but, not screaming and serious glam 1980′s look ( eventhough, she may have intended to mix some 80′s accents–kinda Krizia esque too). Overall, unique look!

  19. Austin

    January 30, 2009 at 2:20 am

    the bottom of the coat looks cool – like i’d like a coat that was asymmetrical.

  20. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    January 30, 2009 at 3:02 am

    I like the way she has buttoned her cout, han it is a beautiful picture!

  21. budleee

    January 30, 2009 at 4:09 am

    reminds me of the animal that coat was made of or reminded me off, in a forest (the moss steps) and rocks (the concrete) steps. oh i am pro fur btw ;)

  22. Jack Daniel

    January 30, 2009 at 5:20 am

    There’s something about women wearing fur coats…

  23. Dustyflint

    January 30, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Love the composition with the green steps in the background. The missed button adds a jagged line…not thrilled with the look. Love the photo, hate the fashion?

  24. Sarah

    January 30, 2009 at 7:03 am

    …”yellow shoes and the weird-buttoned coat” !

  25. Petulia

    January 30, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I like the way the coat has a’s natural. But I don’t like the shoes..I normally love yellow shoes but these don’t fly with the black tights and the black trousers. but the coat is great, v natural

  26. The Storialist

    January 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Yes, this photo is stunning, but I am not a fan of the outfit. I also love the combination of hard edge/softness (the “grain” of the fur coat, the mossy marble steps–even her linear hair style).

  27. sophie

    January 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    tres jolie photo

  28. Paul Pincus

    January 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm


    she’s amazing. you’re amazing. the steps are amazing! one of my all-time favourites!

  29. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Her sharp gaze and smart hair are in an interesting contrast to her misbuttoned but lovely fur and sloppy house shoes. There must be a story behind it.

  30. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    she is fabulous . so off beat. love it

  31. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Vintage is great!!

  32. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    are we sure the coat is buttoned at all and she isn’t simply at an angle w/ her right arm bent at the elbow just such? also, to jorge, “how do they do that?” in reference to the steps?? i believe you can thank condensation and the sun for that masterpiece.

  33. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I love reading these comments! I do not understand the shoes, but perhaps they’re over my head. They seem so out of season. But man, that coat is gorgeous and she is too!

  34. Dee Marie

    January 31, 2009 at 5:35 am

    At first I was not too keen on this outfit as a whole. I liked it from the waist up, but the whole thing together didn’t suit me.
    Then I saw the colors of the steps in the background, and the whole outfit came together for me.
    I love her earrings and hair style- they’re so elegant.

  35. Stephanie Sabbe

    January 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

    love that the buttons are off and she could care less

  36. KSK

    January 31, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Hmm. This is a test, isn’t it? Yes, I pass: OCD++. Cannot stop staring at mis-buttoned coat.

  37. KEGAN

    January 31, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    This is really not my favorite look – I could do this rolling out of bed, but she looks to put together up top to have just rolled out of bed…so the look sends a mixed message.

  38. Little critic of the big world of a fashion

    February 1, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Um i am not sure its kind of trendy look,i think she just went out to the shop near her house!But she is looking as dutchess!

  39. Miguel

    February 1, 2009 at 9:07 am


  40. Ref

    February 1, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    My wife would love that coat. Nice! Can’t believe that I’m chiming in about this too but the buttons being off does really stand out.

  41. etorgovn

    February 2, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Reminds me a lot of the coat Gweneth Paltrow wore as Margot in the Royal Tenenbaums, beautiful, I love a memorable coat.

  42. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 6:19 am

    This doesn’t really do it for me. i have the impression she is wearing her pyjamas under that coat. though the earrings are nice. looks like she had to rush somewhere early in the morning which made her grab the coat she wore last night and leave.

  43. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    i think this is a margiela type coat! the buttons are ment to be that way duhhh

  44. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Wow, she looks like one of Haruki Murakami’s femmes fatale. If only this were in Aoyama. – Ken

  45. doingtheunstuck

    February 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    @ M or M: democrats in fur!? (gasp!)

    what a great shot. not only did she mis-button the coat, but it appears that’s the only button left, and that it’s hanging by its thread!

    love the colors of this photo…

  46. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Chanel earings? Love!

  47. Anonymous

    March 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Its all about the messy buttons..and of course the geisha inspiration of the sock in the sandals. Her fur coat properly buttoned she would look like any other normal lady but now she has a little yamamoto edge that makes it look funky and stylish.

  48. james

    March 24, 2009 at 7:54 am

    oH i do love this character she looks like a little bit old school butch/femme movie star a little bit grey gardens..
    She has a sense of nonchalance can feel her character..has she just got up and slipped on her favourite old bobbled cashmere trackpants under that gloriously misbuttoned coat what about those wonderful comfy cork soled shoes teamed with socks..are they kept beside the bed(house slippers?)

  49. Term Paper

    April 5, 2010 at 3:52 am

    great article!

  50. Carmina

    May 6, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I love shoes!!!!

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  51. oks

    August 9, 2012 at 12:35 am

    buttons loook fine, but slippers are concern…

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