1. George

    August 1, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Shirt and dress? Interesting way to expand a wardrobe!

  2. Mark, LONDON

    August 1, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Keep the 714′s and lose the rest – please ! Interesting shots today, by the way. Well done.

  3. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 9:40 am

    holy androgynous! i like..

  4. Jill

    August 1, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Fabulous. Period.

  5. Jessica Joan

    August 1, 2007 at 9:41 am

    I love the big glasses. Nerd chic seems to be gaining momentum.

  6. Alice Olive

    August 1, 2007 at 9:42 am

    I love the minimalist approach of this.

  7. viv

    August 1, 2007 at 9:51 am

    i think her bottow/dress is really a tube dress like the one from american apparel… i love how she recreated it!! Thanks

  8. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Tube top as a light-hold corset? If nothing else, it’s a great way to transition from a youthful style to one that is slightly more mature.


  9. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:03 am

    wow so right yet so wrong

  10. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:08 am

    so beautiful. I love the texture and silhouette. And the glasses and the hair – wow. Stunning!!

  11. alex db

    August 1, 2007 at 10:13 am


  12. Frowner

    August 1, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Fantastic! I love the tight control of the silhouette and the simplicity combined with the almost awkward quality of the dress. And the glasses! I can’t even express how much I want frames like those.

    Of course I love to see looser, prettier, more complicated outfits, but somehow the blacker, simpler, more off-kilter ones fascinate me the most.

  13. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Ooh la la! She’s so covered up that one’s just dying to know what lies beneath those layers (and I say that as a heterosexual woman)! This is definitely an example of librarian-sexy done right!

  14. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:26 am

    I love her!!

  15. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:32 am

    This one I donĀ“t get.She surely has not spent a long time deciding what to wear today.

  16. Carolina Lange

    August 1, 2007 at 10:40 am

    She looks simple and interesting. I like that!

  17. iopine

    August 1, 2007 at 10:53 am

    I love those Poindexter glasses with that ’20s hair. She’s great.

  18. E. Ross

    August 1, 2007 at 11:03 am

    i kinda like this….would like to see it with a different shirt color – maybe white – or something bold…the blacks don’t match and that sorta bothers the OCD in me…

  19. Craig

    August 1, 2007 at 11:14 am

    this is pretty much just perfect. she looks divine.

  20. Sariah

    August 1, 2007 at 11:21 am

    i think that is an american apparel dress! I love the black and navy and how she used the sexy dress as a high-waisted skirt. very, very cool. and the glasses are awesome.

  21. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I love the idea of this look, although I think a bra and a tighter fitting tee would improve it.

  22. Isaac, Salt Lake

    August 1, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Brilliant use of simple color and flattering proportion. Kind of a spare intellectual look. Love the glasses.

  23. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    great specs!

  24. we could grow up together

    August 1, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    dorky frames are always classic.

  25. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Dear Scott,

    I’ve been following your blog for the past year and I think this particular picture clearly captures the essence of the modern woman to me. Attitude, style and culture is somehow glowing from this young lady. I’m wondering what she does for a living and how un-serious she actually is?….

  26. Steelcut

    August 1, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Que bella!!

  27. the devil wears h&m

    August 1, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    simple. chic. sleek lovely sight. she looks like the inspiration for miuccia.

  28. Shoe Lover

    August 1, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    I love this. I am a fan of the dress-as-skirt and skirt-as-dress look.

  29. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    She’s so sexy…in perhaps a not
    so innocent librarian sort of way.

    Bleumax – Santa Cruz

  30. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    i do like her dress/shirt, but she does not look to happy to be having her picture taken.

  31. whyioughtta

    August 1, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    If Harry Potter were a dominatrix…

  32. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    Cool clothes – I was both pieces. But the expression is that she is doing you a favor. Please to smile.

  33. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    she’s ROCK !!!

  34. ricpic

    August 1, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    The female form divine. Though I wish she didn’t have that tatoo.

  35. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Love this polished look.

  36. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Harry Potter?

    I do not like the androgynous look of this young woman. Ladies her age should dress more expressively and less like a fictional boy wizard

  37. editor

    August 1, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    YES! i love this. she looks so fantastic. love the blue and black, love the puffed sleeves – totally elevates this outfit. this is diy high fashion. so much more inventive than just going to h&m for a cheaper version. even if the pieces are h&m, she is really doing her own thing with them.

  38. Lauren

    August 1, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    I love when you leave this website with fashion advice as well… Now I am using my American Apparal tube dress as a high-waisted skirt…

  39. Charle

    August 1, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    an exceptionally inventive way to wear a tube dress.

    bravo, darling!

  40. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    I have that dress! I like the way shes mixing things up…random note: she looks like chloe sevingy and rumer willis mixed up together…

  41. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    Is that pure American Apparel?

  42. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Is that all American Apparel? Cool.

  43. simply olive

    August 1, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    she looks like a specatcle-wearing model from yigal azrouel’s fall show…

  44. J

    August 1, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    She’s cuuute!! Its a neat look. Gives her bosom a boost but creates a bit of a tummy.

  45. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Not ugly, but almost a cartoon. She grows on you.

  46. Maria

    August 1, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Talking about geek chic…a librarian/dominatrix…GRRRREAT

  47. Isaac

    August 1, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Brilliant use of simple color and flattering proportion. Kind of an intellectual cool vibe. She makes the preppy frames look fresh and distinctive.

  48. Isaac

    August 1, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Brilliant use of simple color and flattering proportion. Kind of an intellectual/cool vibe. She makes the preppy glasses look distinctive and modern. Love it!

  49. Cojonudo

    August 1, 2007 at 9:45 pm


  50. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    I’m loving the overall look of this, high-waisted skirt, awesome glasses, etc. But look a little closer and the skirt is actually…a dress. Too diy for my taste. Not a big fan of the blue and black combo here either. But wonderful proportions!

  51. william d. anderson

    August 1, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    hot for teacher…she’s really cute.

  52. Nameless4Now

    August 1, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Really love this – definitely the sexy librarian look, a bit uptight, ready for a killer glare and a ssshhhhhhhhh!!! that makes you want to crawl along the baseboards, out of the reading room.

    PS Remind me to call my therapist…

  53. Anonymous

    August 2, 2007 at 12:09 am

    whoa. sexy dominatrix librarian! what a killer combo.

  54. Anonymous

    August 2, 2007 at 1:55 am

    Sexy-nerdy done right. Love this look.

  55. Diana

    August 2, 2007 at 2:44 am

    Perhaps once she will be the next Anna Piaggi. The glasses are already there, the rest (color) will come in a couple of years…

  56. Iheartfashion

    August 2, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Excellent! Love the dress-pulled-down-as-high-waisted skirt, the navy and black combo, the glasses. High fashion without a label in sight (or spending a lot of money I’m guessing)!
    She gets an A+

  57. Anonymous

    August 2, 2007 at 10:27 am

    The most beautiful aspect is that she isn’t wearing a bra. Good for her.

  58. Anonymous

    August 2, 2007 at 11:44 am

    You made a picture of this girl before, on the 1st of July I guess. Isn’t she?

  59. Amy

    August 2, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    I love her glasses.

  60. upupandaway

    August 2, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    so intriging.
    I’m amazed at the variety of your shots, and the people in them.

  61. jennine

    August 2, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    i love the smarty look in the tube dress. delightful!

  62. Style Sanctum

    August 2, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    Do you know who she is wearing by chance?

  63. Anonymous

    August 2, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Love the sexy-prim-butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-my-mouth expression! Great all-around look. I’m a big fan of blue and black together.

  64. Anonymous

    August 3, 2007 at 12:34 am

    if Ira Glass had a sister who worked in fashion…

  65. SwanDiamondRose

    August 3, 2007 at 5:02 am

    i love it.

  66. aurora

    August 3, 2007 at 5:17 am

    i love this look (is that a corset dress or a dress worn as a corset, and what brand??) but i feel she is wearing too much black for summer. it looks stuffy.

  67. Daniel

    August 3, 2007 at 5:52 am

    Wow. Those glasses…

  68. Holley

    August 3, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    i love the dress!

  69. Holley

    August 3, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    love the dress! if anyone is wondering i found it here http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa8333.html

  70. we love fashion

    August 4, 2007 at 7:48 am

    I have almost the same glasses, old ones from my father that I found at home, and they are from Ralph Lauren. Perfect!

  71. Anonymous

    August 4, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    I love this girl.

    I’d bet dollars to donuts that she bought the T and the dress second-hand.

    – desertwind

  72. roxxx

    August 4, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Hipster deluxe.

  73. daniqueconijn

    August 6, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    wonderfully minimalistic

  74. Ken

    August 6, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Blade Runner era Sean Young meets geek chic. Talk about cute.

  75. Queen Mab

    August 14, 2007 at 10:43 am

    The unmatched blacks take me back to my 20s…

  76. Oana Perca

    August 20, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Cool short haircut.

  77. Anonymous

    November 23, 2007 at 4:17 am

    this young lady would seriously stop me dead in my tracks if I were lucky enough to run into her in the street…

  78. Anonymous

    November 23, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    The fact that she doesn’t appear to be wearing a bra distracts from the look. A different shirt could be used, but I really like the idea.