1. Sarah

    January 14, 2009 at 8:31 am

    ahahah I love her shoes!!

  2. The Concrete Commentator

    January 14, 2009 at 8:37 am

    nice portrait shot..the first one. Love whole body shot too. I like the bracelet, and the length of the wool pant is nice. Her hair is awesome!

  3. style crusader

    January 14, 2009 at 8:58 am

    very beautiful coat

  4. Giavanna

    January 14, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I love how this look is a combination of a chic business woman and an old-world senior citizen. The mix is flawless, with a sort of play on short pants and hour slippers, but a fabulous heathered pant and patterned shoes. i LOVE her cuff, talk about an accessory making an outfit…and i love her hair, it somehow fits the outfit perfectly.

  5. miss sophie

    January 14, 2009 at 9:13 am

    love the leopard print and colorful bangle accents on the rest of her neutral ensemble. and her smile is infectious!

  6. J.A.F.

    January 14, 2009 at 9:22 am

    That grey stocking peaking out from the flannel trousers, superb. The bracelet adds nice color.

  7. JouJou Loves You

    January 14, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Ahh THAT hair: C’est INCROYABLE!!! I love everything about her. Her smile is the best part. She is glowing.

  8. Hadley Gets Crafty

    January 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Her bracelet, too! I love that unexpected addition.

    She’s a gorgeous presence, more than anything else.

  9. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 9:59 am

    She has a lovely smile, and I admire her courage to venture out sans a trace of makeup. Alas, the hair is Working Girl circa 1988. Nice cuff on her left arm but for the life of me I can’t determine the whereabouts of her lower right arm. She’s obviously holding a package in her right hand, but what happened between that hand and her elbow?

  10. suzanne nelson

    January 14, 2009 at 10:04 am

    This lady is beautiful, her smile with her whole face, eyes and perfect teeth is positively life-enhancing.

  11. fashmoda

    January 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Wow. Look at her style! Clear, gentle, elegant. And the bangle: just magic.

    Una grande lezione di stile.

  12. Bijou and Ruby

    January 14, 2009 at 10:09 am

    shes lovely. Its so nice to see a smiling face in the fashion world for a change!

    Love your blog


  13. The Clever Pup

    January 14, 2009 at 10:15 am

    She always looks really good. 90% of it is her smile.

  14. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 10:22 am

    … is everything

  15. Olviya

    January 14, 2009 at 10:49 am

    not only that smile!
    that hair! she looks so arty!

  16. Stephanie

    January 14, 2009 at 10:51 am

    oooo, so fresh, effortless & inviting! i think i want to be friends with this woman.

  17. Catroux

    January 14, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I LOVE these photographs. There are too many reasons why it’s so good – the hair contrasting the jacket, the form of the jacket.. Then the shoes that just pop… I don’t know how the Euros do it so much better than, well me at least.

  18. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Pulling a Garance? Hehehe… I like it

  19. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 11:04 am

    That smile, that hair, these shoes !!!

  20. Dr. Debonaire

    January 14, 2009 at 11:44 am

    i love everything about her… everything…

  21. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 11:54 am


    Sander! I mean, Sart, the thing Sander did with that soldier’s sleeve–to visually allude to amputation…

    I am sure you know what Sanser picture I am referring to.

    Out of place with such angel of mercy, but still. How powerful an influence Sander must be on you!


  22. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Truly lovely.

  23. Daniel D

    January 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Lovely Maria Cristina! always chic!

  24. -anna-

    January 14, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    i want that bracelet!! not crazy about the hair, but overall a very charming, artsy look =)

  25. Sanna

    January 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    She looks so cozy. Probably a good friend. Hugs to the smiling girl!


  26. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Her again. I love her hair, but I don’t know why.

  27. Isao

    January 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Beautiful hair, i think.

  28. zuccotto

    January 14, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I like everything she is wearing and her choice to wear them together. Love her hair and smile.

  29. sophie

    January 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    her bracelet is so pretty, it makes the outfit!

  30. SDG

    January 14, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Diggin’ the coat, bracelet and smile. Wonderful combination. Nothing is better than a lovely smile.

  31. jem

    January 14, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    i love the shot of just her face it looks so beautiful, you can really tell that this lady is the type of person who is always smiling. i also love her outfit as a whole… i want her bracelet badly!

  32. M!hal

    January 14, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    beautiful shot! i love the “one flew over the cookoo” hair mixed with the short slacks, that beautiful red cuff, and of course the shoes!! crazy grandma meets business chic.


  33. Don't Be A Hero

    January 14, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    she’s fabulous, she reminds me of my mother, both utterly fabulous people :)

  34. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Who is she? I see her at the shows all the time.


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  36. Esther Zamorano

    January 14, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    She´s very sweet, i like her ballerinas.

  37. coco

    January 14, 2009 at 6:06 pm


  38. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Perfect blend of elegance and casualness! The blues and grays in this photo are beautifully austere. The splash of warm yellow added by her hair makes it sublime.

  39. Jenny

    January 14, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Ah! Another woman with that lovely Gibson Girl bouffant! I must learn how to do this with my hair. Next time you run into that woman in NY, ask her for a tutorial!

  40. olafgermany

    January 14, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    C’est magnifique…un peu Yves Saint Laurent chic…j’adore

  41. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I LOVE her hair. Its so original and creative…no one else could make it look so good. I recognize her from before, but I don’t think we’ve ever seen what’s going on in the back? How does she “tie” it up or pull it back?

  42. Krystal

    January 14, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    i love her leopard skimmers, jeeze xx

  43. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Your best photo ever!

  44. Yumei

    January 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Wonderful shot the first one!

  45. Sulekha

    January 15, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Shes stunning, the smile,the hair, the shapes of her coat and the length of her pants are very daring in my opinion. Reminds me of what Rei Kawakubo of Comme De Garcons would wear herself. Just beautiful. My favorite portrait to date.

  46. Daniel

    January 15, 2009 at 1:05 am

    love the hair

  47. Roberta Jane

    January 15, 2009 at 1:51 am

    What a beautiful face!

  48. Dustyflint

    January 15, 2009 at 2:18 am

    If the photo was from the knees down and we didnt have her beautiful face to look at, I would swear it was a old lady on the bus. Many of the postings lately have that “too small – wrong size” look. This beauty can carry it off but we average humans would just look wrong.

  49. tina

    January 15, 2009 at 4:02 am

    She looks lovely — the simple clothes juxtaposed with interested cuts and quirky accessories are gorgeous!

    And that smile!!! Bella!

  50. Anonymous

    January 15, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Surprisingly, no one has said it, but for me the best part is the freckles. I love her hair too, but coming from a person with freckles (not as beautiful as hers) they really make the picture.

  51. Anonymous

    January 15, 2009 at 6:59 am

    That smile pulls together the whole outfit — and her hair and makeup-less face make it seem so so much cooler, make her style seem innate.
    I always wish I felt comfortable going out into the world without makeup, with just a happy glow instead…

  52. JOANNA

    January 15, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Adorable, the hair is extraordinary!

  53. Anonymous

    January 15, 2009 at 9:48 am

    This beautiful young woman represents what my mother was talking about when I’d foolishly paint my adolescent face, homogenize myself into a rainbow of acceptable polo shirts and fry my hair straight (or curly, depending on the mood at school) in an attempt to blend in.

    The gals out there with unusual features, who let their own unique spunk blossom on their faces and in their style, those are the ones that inherit the earth!

  54. Anonymous

    January 15, 2009 at 10:18 am

    bracelet and her smile keep it young and make it work.

  55. Alicia

    January 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I’m with anon that the freckles make the photo!

  56. Dorian Gray

    January 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

    The interesting thing is that while she is quite attactive and seems stylish, and has a lovely smile, I cannot really place an age on her. In my opinion she could be in her mid-20′s or her late-30′s. It is usally easier to pin down a person’s age via their face.

    Nonetheless she seems to have an appealing sense of style, and me being a sucker for freckles I think that I’m smitten.

    And I also find the size of the coat to be interesting and a contrast to the usual tailored look that most when go for.


  57. Ahhhhh

    January 15, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Can’t get over the bracelet, well really all of it.

  58. Milo Beloved

    January 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    She looks like an undercover angel.

    It’s like she is trying to go undercover.


  59. Vanessa

    January 17, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I love the shape and details of the coat! However, the length of the pants and the shoes bother me…but then again, I was never fond of leopard.

  60. Justine

    January 17, 2009 at 12:28 am

    And those shoes!!! Love them!!!

  61. Stegasaurus

    January 17, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I feel like you’ve shot her before…

  62. Stegasaurus

    January 17, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I found it in your archives! July 9th 2007; I remember because the hair was so great.

  63. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    She’s lovely!

  64. Charlie Utz

    January 18, 2009 at 3:15 am

    she rules at life

  65. vromo

    January 19, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Nice Shoes

  66. Poulain

    January 19, 2009 at 3:37 am

    She reminds me of Katharine Hepburn. Beautiful.

  67. Mych

    January 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    This would be stunning if the jacket cut-off halfway up and she was wearing less trendy shoes.

  68. Sue

    January 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Look at her shoes!!!I love them!!

  69. Rae Rae

    January 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    That smile?!? How about that hair? Wow!

  70. JRenee

    January 21, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Who is this woman, you have shot her two or three times before? Are you fast friends now? Does she work in fashion?

  71. Miss Leading

    January 21, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    It seems like if she didn’t belong to this world. A bit like Clara del Valle, of Isabel Allende’s novel. Her allure is something special.

  72. that chris kid

    January 22, 2009 at 1:37 am

    February 19, 2007 as well! :D

  73. that chris kid

    January 22, 2009 at 1:39 am


  74. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Amazing hair :) was she photographed by you in feb 2008??

  75. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Love the freckles (coming from somebody with moles)

  76. ara

    January 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    ahha, so monet with the wisp of hair not doing much to cover that first smile. it just brings to mind the painting of his wife and son on a windy hill; her thin veil barely hiding her smile… and those freckles!

  77. Shoppers Extraordinaire’s

    April 8, 2009 at 11:25 am

    the bracelet looks like a killer

  78. Anonymous

    November 1, 2009 at 1:07 am

    The hair! Why why? the bangle plus mismatching leopard shoes I'm not sold.. sorry.