Thursday, November 5, 2009

On the Street….Yellow Stripes, New York City

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  1. Cody Layton

    November 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    interesting…..

  2. Tyler Scaife

    November 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    not so much.

  3. em

    November 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    like the bike :)

  4. Jacqueline

    November 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

  5. Alex Folzi

    November 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    nice color of bag

  6. Kevina

    November 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    How adorable! I love that you picked up the style of the sock garters, the exciting colors, her fixie, and fantastically daring mohawk (as a girl who used to have one, I can definitely say they're not easy to wear without undue nastiness from passersby). Although it's certainly not your "typical" photo, it just goes to show that style is a personal and readily identifiable thing, even in unusual instances.

  7. MAISON CHAPLIN

    November 5, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Irish gir? uh uh uh!

    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

  8. Marta

    November 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    The shade of red of the bike is really nice! The look a bit too nĂ©gligĂ©…

  9. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I have the same bike!

  10. Elaine

    November 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Another androgynous look… This is a wonderful photograph, captured her expression, love that her left foot is on the pedal, like the red color of her bike and the red cars to her left, of course her bag is great, and the yellow stripe on her pants. How the building fades out on the left and the street signs and purple building on her right frame her nicely, as well as the white paint on the street.

  11. Thays M.

    November 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I really don't like.

  12. xris

    November 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    nice cars.

  13. Emma Gordon

    November 5, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    she'd look cuter in a helmet.

  14. Elena

    November 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    The sock garters are such a great touch.

  15. Marta Represa

    November 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Sporty!

  16. Deborah

    November 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    The socks!!!…

  17. Antonio Barros

    November 5, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    What is she using in her socks?!

    thesingular.blogspot.com

  18. chicfeed

    November 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    first reaction: mixed.
    thoughtful reaction: love the backpack and color choice here!

  19. Darcy H

    November 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    She's dressing in the way that flatters who she is. I like the stripes. Well done.

  20. krisnn

    November 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    is it not very cold in nyc right now? it's already november!

  21. Francesca

    November 5, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    i like the bookbag! very festive!

    xoxo,
    F

    lekisskiss.blogspot.com –> two girls living in nyc and chicago blogging all things fashion!

  22. Me

    November 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    and she is wearing leg warmers over her boots, held up by those ancient sock holders that men wore when? in the 50s?

    super inventive, and I love the splash of color of the yellow stripe and the bag!

  23. Sammy

    November 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Gotta have the shorts.

  24. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    The stays on her socks are so from another time. I think if she lived back then, her bicycle would be a horse and she would be a ranger or something.

  25. An Eccentric Conforming Nonconformist

    November 5, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    what do i have to do to get on this blog? i live in bk heights… please come here <3

  26. Andrew

    November 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Oh wow. She looks like she leads a great life. Amazing socks.

  27. foongfest

    November 5, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    A little "out there" but I dig it. It appears to me she's not trying to be someone she's not and is comfortable with who she is.
    That's to me, is a large part of what great style's about.

  28. Petey

    November 5, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Myah. A bit too scout leader for my taste.

  29. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    As Gary Fisher would have said for everyone who is on a bike: '' she is on the right place!''

  30. joost

    November 5, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    She's a hero. You can see that right away.

    Beautiful portrait Sart. Thanks!

  31. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Other than the garters, I'm not sure what makes this special.

    BTW, Kevina, that's no fixie. Maybe that's what's refreshing about it.

  32. Lelu

    November 5, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    it's not the first picture i'd associate with a great sense of style. but she does look cool, in a way.

  33. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Very sure of herself and her own style–I love that. I couldn't pull off this look myself, but I *love* it on her!

  34. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I love the yellow stripe on backpack, yellow stripe on pants, and garters mimicking white stripe on BP. The look is very cool!

  35. jamesylala

    November 5, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Scott, Thank you Thank you Thank you….it's photographs like this beauty that keep me filled with inspiration! I love it real, I love it from the street, and I love the real personal direction. Perfection!!!! God, I love sock suspenders…so chic. grin
    James

  36. TheLibrarian

    November 5, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Sock garter/socks/boots = Prada wellingtons. Band leader cut offs = tuxedo shorts.

    It's not what is actual, but what can be referenced.

    Nice portrait, also.

  37. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    love it! love that she is truly doing her own style and not what is in fashion or trendy, love that it actually has a purpose and love that her outfit is inspired by her amazing bag. I'm sure people that don't like ando or masculine women will hate it but what are they so afraid of? she looks great and unique without being a hipster or fashion follower.

  38. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Her name is Chloe.
    She is a seamstress among other things. She made that back pack…she bikes everywhere because she thinks the MTA is a rip off. She carves and makes her own violins and can be seen busking for change in time square.

  39. The Girl in the Dirty Shirt

    November 5, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    this is awesome! i'm usually partial to your super high fashion and street wear shots, but this is a neat take on a theme and a great representation of style that's refreshingly unique.

  40. Rene Schaller

    November 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    ĂśBEL…. what's that? why? no one want's to see something like this!

  41. Hannah

    November 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    LOVE IT! Only in New York…

    White Lightning Design Blog beautiful things, material things…

  42. James

    November 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    This handsome butch has a spectacular sense of style. I love how the line on her shorts is continued by the garters and up through her bag.

  43. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Unique!

  44. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I really like this shot too–her hair, her garters and socks and her fearless expression are wonderful.

  45. Alyxmyself

    November 5, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    wow. as a woman who loves women, you rarly see this much fashion bravery from the bois. very, very titillating. mmmm.
    also adorable and chic. sorry, had to clear my head there :)

  46. Jonathan

    November 5, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Right on. Style is about knowing what you're doing with your clothes, and she knows what she's doing. I'd love to see what she wore the day after, or what she wears when she's not on her bike.

  47. gustavo

    November 5, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Where can I find sock garters like those?
    Really, I have been looking for them for such
    a long time! Seriously!

  48. stefica

    November 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Excellent example of true street fashion!

  49. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    this is real style, because it's about who she is and not what labels she buys. i agree with anonymous above — what are commenters scared of when an androgynous woman doesn't fit a fashion-world concept of androgyny?

  50. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 12:28 am

    I love a vintage schwinn! and I love the look, she's not just another anorexic hanger trying too hard. This is Grand!

  51. Erin

    November 6, 2009 at 12:32 am

    absolutely killer. lumberjack meets jack kerouac meets amelia earhart.

  52. Erin

    November 6, 2009 at 12:36 am

    and I must disagree with Rene Schaller's comment above…I think plenty of people want to see something like this. myself included.

  53. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 4:22 am

    great posture! she looks like she lives in a very interesting world.

  54. openzedoor

    November 6, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Nice retro racer there

    http://openzedoor.blogspot.com/

  55. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 6:31 am

    here's one for the ladies?

  56. pixie

    November 6, 2009 at 8:13 am

    She has her own style and I love that. It looks effortless and a lot of the fashion I see here does not, it looks like they spent days figuring out what to wear. I love that about this look, she is true to herself.

  57. ingefaer

    November 6, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Rene Schaller……speak for yourself!
    Not my favorite but I like her spunk and it takes all kinds as the saying goes

  58. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 9:19 am

    My first reaction was, not my style. But on reflection, I see a sartorial lesson for us all: Be true to yourself.

  59. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 9:23 am

    FANTASTIC!! i love the backpack! this is truly original style

  60. rhai♥laborte

    November 6, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Love the outfit, it's appropriate with the bike.

    KA-VOGUE-GAY-RA
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  61. Excelens

    November 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    A fantastic image! Her stance evokes utter confidence in who she is and channels a real sense of being visible and solid. certainly one for the girls! Love the facial expression! and those colours … oh my!

  62. Nadine

    November 6, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Just so good! Love the fact that the socks are legwarmers! Awesomeness overload . .

  63. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    she's self-assured and sexy. love it.

  64. c.

    November 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Good job.

  65. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Fantastic photo of her stripy detail, her hair, and handsome, wicked grin. THANK YOU for a photo of someone who actually looks like a real passerby and not a high fashion giraffe caught smoking between shows…

  66. Bryce

    November 7, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Exactly what Anonymous (6:31 PM) said. An actual person I can imagine meeting.

  67. cerealjoe

    November 7, 2009 at 3:41 am

    The half smile is adorable.

  68. Anonymous

    November 7, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    T-BIRD!!!

  69. Argenteum

    November 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    She has an awesome sense of style and pulls of the androgynous/queer look perfectly. Reading the comments from those that know her make her sound a really interesting person too. Seamstress & violin maker? Brilliant!

    Not too sure about the sock garters – I've always thought they're a little daft.

  70. Bubu

    November 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    i love the bici in the city

  71. margaretmarks

    November 7, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Doesn't give any warm fuzzies or oooh moments, but interesting.

  72. Percy B

    November 8, 2009 at 11:23 am

    No, sorry. Just strikes me as trying too hard, esp the exposed sock garters.

  73. eff

    November 8, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    WHERE IS THIS BACKPACK FROM??
    I have been looking EVERYWHERE for one this good.
    Who Wants to End Up a Lop-sided Hunchback Old Lady?!

  74. La Nimoise

    November 9, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Sorry Bertie, looks like Jeeves forgot to lay out your trousers.

  75. Birdie

    November 9, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Great garters and striped socks. Love the short's side stripes, and the delightful whippersnapper attitude.

  76. Cameron

    November 10, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Great style may be surprising and subversive sometimes, but is always original. Good eye!

  77. Old Housecoat

    November 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    i know Im super late on this one, but I've been away.
    I LOVE THIS – FROM HEAD TO TOE!!!!

  78. Anonymous

    November 11, 2009 at 4:13 am

    I usually don't use the "c" word–you know, "cute"–but there is something just flat-out cute about this look (and her smile), and it plays off the tough & cool vibe wonderfully. :)

  79. angel

    November 13, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    this is true style…i am inspired by the practicality and the form. she is sexy.

  80. Hard Luck Hero

    November 16, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I love the yellow stripes! I wonder if they're something she's drawn to, aesthetically, and end up creeping into every thing she wears.
    The sock garters are so awesome, and the way she's wearing the leg warmers (or cut off socks?) over the top of her boots is so weird and beautiful! Just doing what feels right is such a liberating way to get dressed!

  81. elephantom

    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I've been reading this blog from the most current posts backward, and this seems like the first photo of a younger person with some body fat. Please show more people with real bodies! Also, love this look.

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