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.
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….
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:-)
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
“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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.