Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Outside Catherine Malandrino

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  1. Michele

    September 19, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    Really not a fan of the ‘leggings’ look… but this photo pushes me to flip 180 degrees. Love it! Also: I absolutely love your blog. Keep it goin’!

  2. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    Hello Dear Sart,

    Aren’t you going to be in London?
    I know you’ve told us, but although i’m sure about Mailano, don’t know about anymore.
    I hope so!

  3. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    she looks great – so great that I even forgive her for the failure to wear proper stockings… and that’s a first!

  4. lauracrow

    September 19, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    love the shoes!

  5. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 12:37 pm

    Love the photo. Love her bemused expression, her hair style for her face. The dress is lovely. The leggings and the shoes appear too heavy for the dress, for my taste…I’d prefer her skin there and some lighter heels…but that’s me, a seeker of balance. (“Libra at the nadir”, an astrologer once informed me.) I wonder what others will say…we’ll see, won’t we? – JCH

  6. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Love, love, love this dress. I would much rather see it with tights, because I feel like the leggings make it choppy, but amazing look!

  7. kristin

    September 19, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    a part of me is “ewww–too much vivienne westwood’ ad another part is gleeing joyfully… this outfit is a guyilty pleasure. leggings should be out right now, its soo eighties–but its still awesome.

  8. pavlov's daughter

    September 19, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    cute dress.

  9. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    I would lose the leggings. Love the dress, bag & shoes, but hate hate hate the leggings. She has a very French look.

  10. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    I know this girl well… and she always looks amazing, even on a slouchy sunday afternoon!

  11. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    I adore the dress, the bag, the haircut. Very french gamine on holiday in london. But the leggings and the shoes! PLEASE, can we put an end once and for all the leggings and wedges? I can’t say how many times I’ve seen a beautiful ensemble ruined by one or both of these fashion disasters.

  12. talia

    September 19, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    are those the louboutin miss boxe wedge?

  13. RoseAG

    September 19, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    I don’t think leggings are for me, but I like this.

    The dress looks ‘heavy’, and then is sleeveless. So I like the dark stockings, with the open feet. Like sleeveless feet.

  14. John and Sarah

    September 19, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    Delightful channeling of Charlotte Gainsbourg type style. Instead of 52nd Street, the backdrop could have easily been a rainy Rue du Faubourg. I do detect one minor oversight here. Our girl needs an umbrella. Afterall, a parapluie is just another wonderful excuse to accessorize.

  15. Carissa

    September 19, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    This is absolutely lovely, look at that dress and those shoes! I’m just not a fan of leggings.

  16. Girl of Approval

    September 19, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    I agree that she should ditch the leggings. They make everyone look weird and choppy. Plus, the shoes are much to wedgy for the dress.
    But cute all the same.

  17. fashmoda

    September 19, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    She looks just great … her smile underlines her style. But the shoes? Not really gorgeous …

  18. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    I love that shoes!!!!!!!!
    For luck I saw it in Buenos Aires!
    NOELIa (from Bs. As., Argentina)

  19. positively the same dame

    September 19, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    i would normally consider the word “cute” to be anything but a compliment when applied to a woman, but this is an exception. she’s very cute and still very sexy — coy. the particulars of her outfit are almost irrelevant, her attitude is all.

  20. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 7:49 pm

    Great look! Does anyone know where I can get those lovely shoes?

  21. Lorna

    September 19, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Love the dress, and the whole look for that matter, although it’s a good example of my issue with leggings: when you wear a cute dress, why not wear it on its own? Leggings often are added to add edge just for the sake of it.

  22. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    I love the shoes. They keep the dress from looking prissy and conservative.

  23. Anonymous

    September 19, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    it was rainy (note the umbrellas), so i think we all ought to forgive her for wanting to wear something on her legs under the adorable dress!

  24. angelo

    September 19, 2006 at 9:59 pm

    I love this girl…I met her the other day….she works for Harvey Nicks Hong Kong….terrific personal style and taste level. Adore the shoes!!!!!
    The dress rocks…& the leggings pull all together.

  25. Anonymous

    September 20, 2006 at 3:43 am

    I agree with you Lorna. Leggings should be worn with a simpler, more tunique like dress (preferably with a higher waistline). This one, would shine on its own.

    but great pics, sa always.


    PS: Also, the problem with the leggings, is that if they can be a frightful disaster if worn wrongly…

  26. Anonymous

    September 20, 2006 at 5:41 am

    I love the shoes!! And the big bag… And the photo

  27. Anonymous

    September 20, 2006 at 10:18 am

    she is supreme. i normally loathe leggings but her sweet countenance makes it forgivable. WORK.

  28. Anonymous

    September 20, 2006 at 10:48 am

    Ok– I like the look as a whole. I’m not a fan of the leggings or shoes on their own, but I think it works beatuifully together. I do wish she had a touch of color somewhere, though…. Maybe the bag.

  29. Lady Guedes

    September 20, 2006 at 10:50 am

    What a look! It takes a lot of attitude to dress like that. And I love the leggings, it’s that kind of “kinky touch” that makes her look so special.
    BTW, I a-do-re your new camera!

  30. Kristi-Lea

    September 20, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    I love this look…the leggings give a rock edge to the girly dress and the wedge heel finishes off the look.

    i think its the perfect mix and i love it to death!

  31. aimtx

    September 20, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    Adorable. The leggings keep this from being a cliché and those shoes make me positively woozy with desire. I don’t know if I’ll be doing the leggings this season (following the maxim of not wearing things the second time they’re popular if you are old enough to have worn them the first), but with the right look they’re so young and fun.

  32. fashion theory

    September 20, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    love the dress!!

  33. cachou

    September 20, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    love the look. she has something really impish going on. :-)

  34. F.A.

    September 20, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    it’s a No,
    it’s just too whimsical…
    too bottom heavy…
    and age inappropriate

  35. Astrid

    September 20, 2006 at 11:52 pm

    The dress reminds me of Junya Watanabe from a few years ago. I would have preferred full-length tights with this dress, but I think she still looks fantastic.

  36. Anonymous

    September 21, 2006 at 9:01 am

    i want that dress and her hair is too cute. I wouldn’t have picked those shoes but i suppose that’s what makes it different and quirky.

  37. Eme Kah

    September 21, 2006 at 10:19 am

    I hate leggings too BUT that’s the whole point of her style and it works for her. If she were wearing hose or normal shoes, she’d just be wearing a tasteful outfit. The leggings and the wedges make her personal style and she can rock it.

  38. jenny

    September 21, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    aimtx, I’m suffering the same dilemma: Having lived through leggings once (and by “lived,” I mean that I was plenty old enough to have chosen them for myself–heck, I even had a JOB and could have bought them for myself, I’m that old), is it appropriate for me to go there again?

    But I’m always freezing in the fall and winter. And my legs aren’t too bad. Must…not…give in….*gasp*

  39. theplutoformerlyknownasplanet

    September 22, 2006 at 1:15 am

    my gosh, this lady is rip-your-heart-out-material. stop toying with my emotions sart.

  40. Anonymous

    September 22, 2006 at 11:33 am

    First time posting, long time fan.

    What does everyone have against leggings? Granted I know people often screw up wearing them, but I think this whole look is RIGHT ON!

    I think the leggings and their “kinky touch” balance perfectly with her hair style and color.

    I’m 34 so maybe I am a dash too young to loathe this look from the 80′s.
    I love it.

  41. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    I like the leggings. Makes the outfit chic rather than bland.

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