Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Girl from G.R.L

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  1. NATRIBU

    February 5, 2008 at 7:49 am

    I love that red coat and her bag!

  2. cathy

    February 5, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Perfect in every way. I want her dress & her shoes & her bag…

  3. morty

    February 5, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Although the shoes are cute,they don´t fit with the rest of her clothing.And is that snow on the street?

  4. Amy

    February 5, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Yes very nice, but have you got your pictures back yet? A

  5. Miss T.

    February 5, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Red and green. Two the most striking colours together. Love it.
    It reminds me of my favourite painting by Jan van Eyck “Wedding Portrait”.

  6. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Fierce! I love that she looks like a fire or something. A little heat in the cold. Really cool

  7. odilean

    February 5, 2008 at 8:41 am

    I like this! The red structured coat and fur hat remind of of something my mother wore in soviet Russia. And remember how last year it was the winter of darkness? This year there is so much more color–it makes me really happy.

  8. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Perhaps the only person I’ve seen to successfully pull off green and red and not look too christmasish

  9. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 8:52 am

    i’m loving all the colors- she manages to pull it off and look classy, not clownish!

  10. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 8:58 am

    LOVE the bag!

  11. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I aspire to brighten up a dreary winter day as she does.

  12. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 9:03 am

    wow, she is what I aspire to, an absence of black…
    and a great smile and fringe…
    it has cheered me up on this gloomy Monday!

  13. post-it up

    February 5, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Love this look, but why do people pose with the feet pointing inwards?

  14. amee

    February 5, 2008 at 9:12 am

    She looks great, very colorful, love those miu miu shoes!

  15. Rachel Chan Suet Kay

    February 5, 2008 at 9:30 am

    just the right background to bring out the perfect mix of colours.

  16. maedchen

    February 5, 2008 at 9:38 am

    uff, i like her with these shoes and hat and everything in this surrounding with the puddles in the background.
    i really like the red/pink/silky green mix. first the addition of grey and brown together bothered me a bit. but somehow it works on her. maybe it’s her smile….

  17. Mancheeego

    February 5, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Ummm, Hmmm.

    Love your Blog ;-)

  18. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Awesome

  19. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Welcome back blondie.

  20. Alice Olive

    February 5, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Red, charcoal and coral pink – beautiful!

  21. Iheartfashion

    February 5, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I love the detail at the hem of the green dress, and the bold color mix softened with the gray tights.

  22. pondbluebird

    February 5, 2008 at 9:59 am

    oh, i love her! she’s perfect!

  23. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Sweetest look ever! The contrast of red and green..oh my! Bag and hat with long blonde hair. NICE!

  24. laia.

    February 5, 2008 at 10:13 am

    She’s back! And she’s wearing the same shoes! Love her.

  25. Lux Lisbon

    February 5, 2008 at 10:13 am

    love the GaĂşcho bag!! :)

  26. S

    February 5, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Russian?

  27. Françoise

    February 5, 2008 at 10:15 am

    seeing a woman wearing dk grey wool tights with pumps makes me want to wear pumps. that combination really works well on her, because of the beautiful shape of her legs. she’s a welcome little sunshine on a weekday tuesday morning. :)

  28. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 10:38 am

    i love this picture! her style is fun and quirky and sophisticated all at once! she’s comfortable with her style, and it shows. also, great shoes, great bag…just great!

  29. DesignGod

    February 5, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I like this look. It could be too much red, but it’s well-balanced. And she doesn’t appear to take herself too seriously. Tres cute!

  30. cassaundra

    February 5, 2008 at 11:07 am

    she is darling.

    her outfit is a bit quirky, which is nice to see on a rainy day.

  31. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 11:09 am

    The carnaval moved from Rio to NYC. Yayyyyyyy

  32. Black and proud of it

    February 5, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Work it girl. Aha, you go girl.

  33. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 11:21 am

    GRL as in Grafitti Research Labs?
    Sorry maybe I’m just being ignorant here.

  34. Romeika

    February 5, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Miu Miu pumps!

  35. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Love her style. This is the kind of style I aim for, but I may not have as much confidence as her to pull it off. Love the colors. Hmm, maybe I will wear a skirt and some tights tomorrow…

  36. Claudio

    February 5, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Great overall look! Lovely bag and allthough those stocking are daring, she pulls it off well.

  37. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Fantastic use of color and texture!

  38. Princess Poochie

    February 5, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Adorable! Love the Miu Miu’s too.

    Luv
    Poochie

  39. Erin Marie

    February 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I really like the way you caught the texture in her dress.

  40. strwbrrywn

    February 5, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    I love the red coat, the shoes an the bag. I’m not into the hat all that much though…

  41. Deja Pseu

    February 5, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Not for the timid, but nicely done here. Brava!!!

  42. d

    February 5, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    saucy! the girl’s hot!

  43. BethInPortland

    February 5, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Normally I don’t like green and red together–too much like a Christmas tree. However, with the pink added this works. Very charming!

  44. Annie

    February 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Like the outfit (particularly the coat and leggings and shoes) but absolutely *hate* the hair! It looks terrible with her face. She would look brilliant in a different color and cut, like a medium red-brown bob.

  45. couch_fashionista

    February 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    It’s a fun look, but a bit much for me. Love her bangs though, and all her pieces individually :) Except for the hat. I could never pull that off, lol.

  46. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    I just LOVE these Miu Miu… :D

  47. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Absolutely smashing from head to toe! Red must be her favorite color–and rightly so, since she wears it with such a flair.

  48. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I love her look because it is original, cheery, tidy and weather appropriate all at the same time!

  49. not so punctual

    February 5, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Ahh. Not a fan of red but this girl makes me change my mind. Beautiful.

  50. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    That’s a nice winter brightener! I’m going back and forth on the charcoal for the tights, and I’m hoping somebody can explain the engineering of the coral thing. Is it two coral things, one a sash, or one coral thing with a print and a solid, and how the heck is the top part attached to her? It looks like it’s just static-electricied onto her front. (I can’t steal if I don’t understand it!) I am loving the dress and I’m thinking that its mood here is exactly the opposite of what it would seem to be just worn on its own, which is a great thing to remember.

  51. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    I’m trying to figure out what that pink and brown thing is down her front –can anyone tell? Is it some artfully knotted scarf or scarves?

    The mix of so many colours here works, because the quality of the colours is consistent–they’re all saturated without being too bright.

  52. Minx

    February 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Looking good, lady!

  53. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    A good comeback from the girl that was in your best picture ever. I love everything about her…she is FUN, daring and sexy.

  54. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    The swedish sweetie is back. I love the colors, she has the perfect attitude to fashion.

  55. Why did Helmut Newton die?

    February 5, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    i’m sorry but it’s true: less is more.

  56. Judith

    February 5, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I like her outfit. And I love her shoes!

  57. momo

    February 5, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I would never have thought of the grey tights with the red, and with the brown had and bag, but they somehow pull the whole thing together.

  58. FashionGirl

    February 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Gorgeous! I love it head to toe!
    http://hautecouturegirl.blogspot.com/
    ~My blog~

  59. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Very very sweet!

  60. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    YES!

  61. miss cavendish

    February 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    This is a great example of how layers of color work together. On their own–not so much. But together, the reds, green, and bright blonde zing!

  62. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I’m sure it’s just my lack of style or something but ew, I don’t like this outfit at all!

  63. sotinator

    February 5, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    love love love love love

  64. fashionholic

    February 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    fab with colours!! she’s lovely!

  65. Jason

    February 5, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    That’s what I was thinking Grafitti Research Lab rocks… and I guess so do the attendees…

  66. My Castle in Spain

    February 5, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Mmm…it works really well. I wish we could see the dress or skirt. The fur hat is great !

  67. Verdiales

    February 5, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Splendid. The play of textures is also interesting. Skillful and fun.

  68. skiwi

    February 5, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I love her look! she looks like a cute strawberry! :-)

  69. nina

    February 5, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    your blog (and your eye!) is just delicious! I hope there will be a book one day.
    Thanks for making my days brighter :)

  70. Andrew

    February 5, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    What great confidence! I love the bright red coat, the strange leather handbag, the bottle green dress, the dark hose, red shoes, brown hat and blonde bangs. Out there style without weirdness.

  71. chelsea

    February 5, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    love the red coat, red nails and red shoes. adds a POP don’t you think? only i wish the green dress was not silky, i don’t think it fits

  72. Lola

    February 5, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I don’t care for the hat, but it all works. The color combo is gorgeous. Red coats are just so striking.

  73. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    i like that colour combination! mixing vivid tones is always more difficult that it appears though. great shot!

  74. Clee

    February 5, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Not to say the obvious but being a Swede, I think she looks ethnically Swedish but not at all with a Swedish style. I remember myself becoming detached from that inexpressible yet definite idea I have of Swedish sartorial style while I was living in London. So my conclusion is: Swedish girl living in NY. Btw, I love how she, to me, could just as well be a brunette or redhead. She doesn’t let her hair colour come in the way of what she wants to express with her style.

  75. pretty kitty publishing

    February 5, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Yes, and the red nail polish, too. And the Dior bag is perfect because it is the sole unstructured element of this classy look.

  76. pikake

    February 5, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    She is a gorgeous valentine! Love this whole look, and her smile seals it.

    But I’m trying to figure out what is around her neck….scarf? necklace? what is it? I want it!

  77. enc

    February 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Oh, you kid!

  78. cheeks

    February 5, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Christmas and Thanksgiving wed!

  79. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    If I’d see her on the street, I might applaud. This is fantastic. So energetic and happy. Damn, those tights and green dress. Wicked!

  80. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    She’s gorgeous!
    ren..

  81. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 12:08 am

    i love everything about this outfit. the colors are striking and very similar to the saturation of colors in the movie Amelie.

  82. Daniel Ted

    February 6, 2008 at 12:35 am

    She’s red hot.

  83. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Marvellous, everything is just marvellous here. Its been a while since I saw a picture that all the pieces individually are great and even when you put them all together it looks even better. This is lovely.

    Energie

  84. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 2:46 am

    I want you to know that I just saved ten pictures from the last two weeks because they are just so amazing.
    I’m going to print them out and stick them any place where they can help to give me inspiration.

  85. Swedish Anna

    February 6, 2008 at 3:50 am

    hey you all, how do we feel about the hat? saw lots of comments of the shoes and bag and colours, but isn´t the thing on her head really the “oddest” thing in the picture? Think I like it tough…

  86. Mer

    February 6, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Fantastic!!!! J’adore!!!

  87. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Off-topic I know but I need some advice. Should I use regular shoe trees in my Miu Miu Chelsea boots or will they ruin them? They are very narrow / pointy…

  88. OndrejS

    February 6, 2008 at 7:28 am

    To be honest I am not that exalted about this girl. The individual items are pretty. But the combination is not right. Various kinds of red are fighting each other, the bag seems too massive in contrast to the gentle and sweet dress and the hat is just not having any response in anything else she wears. I would rather like to see her with a 30s style woven hat:-)

  89. Minx

    February 6, 2008 at 7:45 am

    In response to Why did Helmut Newton die? “I’m sorry but it’s true: less is more.” No! “Less is not more – less is just less.”

  90. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 8:26 am

    I love this girl. She is FUN and knows how to play with fashion. Welcome back!!!

  91. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I guess I’m the only dissenter here. Too much hair, too much bag, not enough girl. Looks out of date already.

  92. Jane Flanagan

    February 6, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Sugar and spice and all things nice!

  93. aCloud

    February 6, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Love this ensemble. I must recreate it. I’ve got the red coat, so thats a start.

  94. Sasha

    February 6, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Love the mix of colors especially her tights with the red shoes.

  95. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 11:45 am

    I love the ensemble, except for the fur hat.
    But I’m a suspect, as I love red coats.
    It’s a brave thing to wear red with other colors than black.
    The blue grey tights are (surprisingly) the best choise for this combo.

    Cristina

  96. Numerlene

    February 6, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Gone are the days if subdued-ism! It seems that to match in these times, you have to clash in the most ridiculous, fantastic way.

    Red with pink? With gray and green silk??!! And that hat, that awful, wonderful coonskin-like hat. Even if this was a borrowed garb, she owns in just in the way she holds her bag (is that Hermes, or Ballenciaga? I need a closer look!), close to her body, fingernails up to the sky.

    Honestly, I really really love this.

  97. miss milki

    February 6, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Fabulous! I LOVE those Miu Miu shoes! She seems to have just the right balance of colours…red coat and shoes and the green dress balanced by the grey tights and brown bag and hat.
    She shines out in the grey street! Great photo!

  98. veggiebear

    February 6, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I hate the hat and the blouse… It’s a little too “that girl” for me. I second the poster that said she can pull off red and green w/ out looking christmas-y. I love the tights w/ the shoes and the bright blonde hair w/ the firey red coat. She stands out in a crowd- that’s for sure!

  99. Asian Models Blogger

    February 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    The platinum blond hair contrasts really nicely with the red coat. I love the pairing of red shoes with black tights too.

    She has the whole high-contrasts look down, which are difficult to do without looking too mismatched.

    It is also very refreshing to see so much color on the streets of NYC where black on black is de rigueur for most people.

  100. Alysa

    February 6, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Seriously delightful, amazing, perfect. The Colours!! The design details! The look is so well put together without looking forced. It is absolutely inspiring.

  101. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Sweet like candy!

  102. Rafe Totengco

    February 6, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Love all that color against the grey sky. Nothing is more uplifting than a big bold red coat and those Miu Miu pumps are simply divine!

  103. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I saw this girl on my L train from BK and knew she was on her way to the shows.

    I also knew she would be photographed.

    It was great in person. Really a masterpiece but she had no idea how to walk in those shoes properly.

    Big props anyway.

  104. qc

    February 6, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    One word: FABULOUS

  105. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    This lady is fab. Her looks and her style stands out in the street and I would love to see her outfits every day.

  106. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Red hot lady in red.

  107. Leeza

    February 6, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    to all the people who keep asking why women pose with they feet facing inward: it’s because it’s more flattering to the leg than facing the feet out and showing the calf in full profile. that’s why.

  108. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    AMAZING! She makes fashion fun again and is like a ray of sun after a dark winter.

  109. SnowAP

    February 7, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I would say it’s cute, but too much. Not a huge fan of the tights and it’s too non-conformist with the severe bang look. To tone this down I’d say – black stocking, black bag, black hat. That way, the coat and dress combo would pop, complimented by the red pump.
    That is all.

  110. Miss B

    February 7, 2008 at 2:03 am

    I’m loving all the grey tights ladies are wearing this season. It is so unexpected, and looks great with all this color!

    Becky

  111. Jack Daniel

    February 7, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    what a shame that we are all young only ONCE.
    this girl is the coolest!

  112. pixie

    February 7, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    love the outfit and the hat! but would have liked it if she wore something black and patent on her feet instead.. the red shoes looked out of place.

  113. mc

    February 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    She’s totally my upstairs neighbor. She always looks that good. And she’s really nice, too!

  114. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Sweet like sugar and red like fire. I love this daring lady!

  115. magia1980

    February 7, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    fabulous!!!!

  116. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Yikes! Is that the Dior gaucho bag?

  117. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I’d like to feel passion and fire from this look. Really. But it just makes me want to…yaawn.

  118. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    “t’s because it’s more flattering to the leg than facing the feet out and showing the calf in full profile. that’s why.”

    I wish they wouldn’t. It looks so very contrived and awkward. And there are plenty of women pictured on this blog with feet placed naturally whose legs look mighty fine, so I’m not convinced that the effect is that special anyway.

  119. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I love this GIRL! I see her a lot in New York and she is always beautiful.

  120. Paul Pincus

    February 8, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    This is incredible!!!

  121. boocat

    February 8, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    When I first saw this, I thought she was wearing a fur tricorn hat!
    Adore the green silk dress (what shade is that exactly?) with the rich coat and grey hose (anthracite?) The bit of pink sets it off vibrantly. I get so tired of seeing people boldly wearing six shades of navy.

  122. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 12:34 am

    very fierce and vibrant, shes a gorgeous girl and the vibrant red matches her. love the grey stockings, they calm the outfit down a little, very well put together.

  123. bowerbird

    February 11, 2008 at 3:30 am

    totally charming – I need that coat!

  124. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Way to rock those Miu Miu pumps!! I have the same shoes, but am not quite as brave as this young lady is.

  125. Maria

    February 11, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    i love everything about this outfit. i wonder where she found her pinstriped stockings.

  126. stacy (la, ca)

    February 12, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    She’s a totally perfect style statement. The shoes are superb!

    Interesting, the comments about toe positioning. I had a photographer-friend insist to me that when she is angling to snap the ultimate head-shot, the placement of the subject’s toes is *everything*: If the toes are pidgeon-toed-inward, the facial visage is not-where-it-could-be. But with toes out at an angle, with, for example, one heel near the center-point of the other shoe, almost miraculously a superb face-shot emerges.

    Has anyone else heard this piece of photographer-lore?

  127. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I am in love!

  128. Amanda

    February 20, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I personally love it, it’s a very good mix of vibrant colors without looking severe. Response to those that say she should have chosen black stockings/shoes/hat whatever: that’s probably why she looks great in this bright mix of colors and you wouldn’t. Black is too harsh to set off brights, I think, it wouldn’t really mix with this look at all.

  129. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    This is one of my favorites. It’s refreshing and exciting to see someone use color so boldly, especially in winter when greys, blacks, and browns seem to prevail. A little bit of color can pop and look sophisticated, but I am more interested in generous uses of color and unexpected combinations.

    We can all use some color therapy in winter.

    Kudos on the beautiful look (fashion AND photo)!

  130. Anonymous

    March 14, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Love the overall outfit. The fur is a little off, but pulls it off well.

  131. Cheril

    April 2, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I remember i actually saw her that day around my school on 23rd street, asking for directions i believe, and i literally stopped and looked at her outfit and though wow. I loved it, and her long blond hair was great. I turned to my friend and told her to look at this girl. And then i get home and stumble upon thesartorialist.com and see her as the first post. She pulls off this look so well.

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