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October 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm
A bloody amputation of a good tweed jacket. No finishing of any sort on the armholes. Awful!
It must be an ex-boyfriend's coat, not her Dad's.
October 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm
This girl has amazing style! She really is one of a kind in Ireland!
October 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm
awesome…I love what she did!!!
October 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm
Makes me smile…
she is lovely!
October 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm
Nicely innovative, and I think a finished edge would actually make it look stupid in this case.
She's finishing it off with the excellent shoes instead :-)
October 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm
Creativity and vision! Truly fashionable!
October 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm
this ripped off arm-amputation looks so brutal…
strange contrast to her happy face
October 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm
I don't love the look, but your portraits get better and better. Amazing! Love the recent shots. LOVE.
October 13, 2009 at 5:23 pm
I would never tear apart an article of my father's clothing. Sacrilege!
October 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm
what fun! For a moment, I thought her style was so fresh, she was holding scissors!
October 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm
same here, I love clothes that make you feel good by just looking at them and people who feel happy in the clothes they a wearing.
October 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm
Ah! Very 'Dash meets Cash', LOVE her battered balenciaga and Van Noten pumps! The scarf on the head is too cute! Love it!
October 13, 2009 at 5:29 pm
I think the look is charming w/o the jacket. The jacket is an interesting idea, but imho, doesn't really complement the rest of the look.
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October 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm
hmmmmm???? I kinda like it…in a slightly Edward Scissorhands sort of way:) Works for her!
October 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm
Like the stripes with the check, but the cut-off jacket just looks way too contrived
October 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm
Great photograph; the red bag, the stone building, how her headband brings out the colour of the stripes in her shirt, her red cheeks…she looks like she's wishing she hadn't cut off those sleeves. I wonder who's she's calling and where she's going to go…
Don't care for the jacket, but I like the shoes!
October 13, 2009 at 5:41 pm
she's cute but i'd hate to be guy who owned that jacket
This is street style: innovative and recycling at once.Even the mix of patterns, colors and textures work seamlessly.A brilliant sartorialist!
October 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm
The armholes are a nice distraction to the clashing plaid/stripe combination that does not particularly work in this case. Love the accessories, though.
No way did you just come by this one! I don't believe it. She's your sister, right? Clearly the coat is awesome but I also love her play on stripes. Her rings look interesting, too. Another A+, sir.
October 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm
Amazing shoes, and the pattern clashing works stunningly
October 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Love her :) n
At last I have your book – birthday request from my daughter. Sadly missed your signing in London. As a 1960s 'dolly bird' I am sad that London street style is so poorly reflected in your pictures. I see many stylish people of all ages and both sexes at London vintage fashion fairs.Their clothes are at least one year ahead of catwalks – because designers and stylists visit us. Without doubt the most stylish people you photograph are in Milan but I am also very happy to confirm that the most beautiful live in Dublin.
October 13, 2009 at 5:50 pm
stripes and plaid.awesome.
October 13, 2009 at 5:52 pm
hmm, nope. hate it. but love the comment above about the coat being that of an ex-boyfriend! that's it!
October 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm
she is lovely-but a quick trip to the tailor could make this look v chic instead of like a hatchet job xxhttp://fringeoffashion.blogspot.com
October 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Oh I love this picture! Her smile makes you want to smile! Love the contrasting pants and top, and I love her headband, is it a tie??
October 13, 2009 at 6:01 pm
she ruined the vest !! pffdont like this style anyway cute smile :)
October 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm
If you really appreciate line-outs, you should google Paul O'Connell lineout images! Watching him is like watching ballet mid-air. He belongs up there!
October 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm
i noticed people see fashion in their own different way. nice one girl, you got style. :0
October 13, 2009 at 6:15 pm
Leila & Sole
October 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm
Oh boy, what would Dad say… I would not have the balls to cut a perfectly good coat, although there may be an overabundance of tweed in the island, so her view on the subject may not be mine…
October 13, 2009 at 6:28 pm
I love the colours and the aura of this snap, so autumnal! The hairband is a great touch!
October 13, 2009 at 6:30 pm
Cute little pose.
October 13, 2009 at 6:31 pm
You can tell, She's got spunk!
I love the mixing of patterns. The colors all make it work so well.
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October 13, 2009 at 6:33 pm
It all looks great – except the jacket. I agree with CW – it looks "amputated". Terrible.
October 13, 2009 at 6:40 pm
The shoes! What are they? I must have them.
I also adore the plaid upon stripe and the contrast of the perfectly tailored to the improvised headband and frayed jacket. But I'm torn on the cut sleeves. It could be precious, and clever. But part of me thinks it looks like a massacre to something handsome and should be passed down.
October 13, 2009 at 6:50 pm
I appreciate her use of patterns,textures,creativity and colors…however I do not care for the jacket at all. I think the arm holes look awful…
October 13, 2009 at 6:54 pm
What did that coat to her? It must be something terrible….. It seems a joke to me, I don't like it. But the rest is great!! :)
October 13, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Loads of courage and she is spunky! Go girl power!!!
October 13, 2009 at 7:01 pm
Welcome to Dublin!! This girl is a rarity on the streets, really. Not so sure how I feel about the mess she's made of a fine tweed however.
I think she bought it for a couple of pounds. I don't think it's her dad's….but nice experiment though.
October 13, 2009 at 7:04 pm
Ugh!! This jacket is hideous!!
Forest City Fashionista
October 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm
She's adorable, and those are killer shoes, but the jacket just looks like it was dropped on her shoulders from above–it's too heavy and dull for the rest of her outfit
October 13, 2009 at 7:23 pm
That red bag is really cool… i love the diy on the jacket.
October 13, 2009 at 7:24 pm
But it's so cool! People, it's just piece of clothes, not a puppy :)
October 13, 2009 at 7:28 pm
whoa, it DOES look amputated. cool photo!
The Lovely Bastard
October 13, 2009 at 7:32 pm
I LOVE EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE SHOES. love the color
3 o'clock POP
October 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm
looks unfinished… like it was a mistake??
October 13, 2009 at 8:01 pm
it does look weird at first sight but fashion is very often about daring and if you look at the whole ensemble a bit more you'll realise it's simply fresh and creative. well done!
Singapore Short Stories
October 13, 2009 at 8:07 pm
That is a wonderful photo!
October 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm
Great to see more of your Dublin shots! This one is taken on the steps of the Powerscourt Shopping Centre, I take it?
Love her great smile, her hairband, the patterns on her outfit, her shoes, and even the amputated jacket works well as part of her spunky ensemble. Great shot!
October 13, 2009 at 8:35 pm
she does have great style and while i like the starts of her concept… like hte first commenter said, no finish on the arms make it look awful. everything else is dandy
October 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm
i can only imagine how bad the jacket would look with her arms sticking through it. innovation for innovations sake isn't innovation.
October 13, 2009 at 8:45 pm
In theory yes, but in practice no. Everything works except for the botched jacket-vest execution. It needs to be altered or tailored or finished more thoughtfully before it can work. Nip the waist?
October 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm
Not so crazy for the jacket, I don't know if it looks strange to me because her arm isn't going through it, or because it looks so brutally ripped off…but I NEED those shoes!
October 13, 2009 at 9:27 pm
that headband is adorable :)
October 13, 2009 at 10:03 pm
The lady here indeed look lovely. Hard for me to fathom the arms amputated jacket however, a tad nondescript?. This one won't be a memento SArt, sorry I don't aquiesce
October 13, 2009 at 10:05 pm
Definitely gets points for using his tie as a headband – daddy's little girl! And a good smile can make almost any crime forgivable. Maybe the sleeves had terrible stains or holes… alright, that's a reach, but cute shot at least.
October 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm
LOVE! all your Dublin photos! Such a fantastic city with such understated style. And contrary to popular American belief, they have some great food too!
October 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm
My favorite part by far is the stripes and plaid. And I think the red bag goes perfectly with them. As for the jacket…I wouldn't do it myself, and the outfit looks just as well or better without I think, but she pulls it off. Seems like it's her look. But an overall thumbs-up, she looks like a fun gal.
October 13, 2009 at 11:27 pm
the emperors new clothes…
October 13, 2009 at 11:29 pm
I'll bet she's having a good laugh at all the peevish comments about her chopped off sleeves! Half the fun of dressing for oneself is laughing at people who get their knickers in a twist over clothing.
October 13, 2009 at 11:30 pm
cute! and definitely innovative… LOVE the shoes.
October 13, 2009 at 11:33 pm
The headband is great! I love to have that and the shoes are fierceness!
October 13, 2009 at 11:45 pm
The rings are gorgeous! Just bought two very similar from designer Lori Leavitt.
October 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm
jacket has clean lines and the armholes look unfinished so it doesn't look balanced to me
October 14, 2009 at 12:09 am
She is pretty, really pretty with an amazing smile, I like the combination of checked trousers and striped top, the shoes, hmm, a bit worn out for my taste, sorry.. But the jacket, I do not get that at all.. Nothing wrong with the idea of cutting your dad's old jacket, but it doesn't work, seriously. Otherwise I like the picture though.
October 14, 2009 at 12:14 am
she looks like a Tim Burton character
October 14, 2009 at 12:20 am
I'm currently mourning the loss of that beautiful jacket. I like everything else about the girl and her outfit (including her phone that matches her purse), but i can't get over her cutting the sleeves off of that coat.
October 14, 2009 at 12:34 am
Oh, my…this jacket has got to go!
October 14, 2009 at 12:50 am
Ok I really love her.. Tartan, stripes and the scarf has its own pattern as well… But her smile is what pulls it all together. Good for you girl your as right as rain…..
October 14, 2009 at 1:13 am
Such beautiful Hair-almost like softened Chocolate and the head band is the perfect Royal colored wrapper.Lovely striped(boat neck???)Shirt.
October 14, 2009 at 1:37 am
wow it's awesome, the blazer is so unique :P
October 14, 2009 at 1:43 am
To quote Gore Vidal, "Style is knowing who you are,what you want to say and not giving a damn"
October 14, 2009 at 2:05 am
it's the combination of stripes and plaid that intrigues me, the unfinished coat is an added bonus to the look
October 14, 2009 at 2:56 am
she looks lovely!
October 14, 2009 at 3:03 am
very nicely put together look…something about the shoulder padding bothers me though…
October 14, 2009 at 3:31 am
she's been reading Garance Doré…
October 14, 2009 at 3:45 am
I love the combination black and brown shoes-tartan trousers-striped jacket-red tote. The amputated over-size jacket is a bit too much though.
October 14, 2009 at 3:51 am
Fantastic and unpredictable. I love everything about this girl – the mix of textures and prints. Those shoes. Her rings. The sweet headband, and that battered handbag. Most of all, her smile. Total charmer.
October 14, 2009 at 3:55 am
Not a headband- A PRADA SOCK on this girls head!! Cool!!
October 14, 2009 at 5:13 am
So out of the ordinary and she pulls it off so effortlessly! Gosh, I need to be more adventurous with my dressing.
October 14, 2009 at 5:41 am
This is one of the most high ranked blogspots I've ever seen
October 14, 2009 at 5:51 am
WOW… the jacket.
I love the shoes.
October 14, 2009 at 5:59 am
Did she really sever someone's arm off? She's still got the weapon in her hand – guilty your honour!
October 14, 2009 at 6:03 am
Pretty and innovative! But why not wear dad's jacket WITH arms?
October 14, 2009 at 6:41 am
I am with CW. But I do have to admire her courage! Just a bit disappointed that this idea's come straight out of a magazine…
October 14, 2009 at 6:45 am
The stripe/plaid pairing is fun. The rageddy armholes however look like fun gone too far – just silly and unattractive. Schizophrenic punk rock? Overall, this look is not working for me.
October 14, 2009 at 6:55 am
More Dublin shots please…Leave the girl alone – the roughness of the jacket works…She's cute as a button.
October 14, 2009 at 7:27 am
this is amazing! something about it makes me smile, maybe the way she's almost hiding under the jacket. It looks like a turtle shell!beautiful photo, great job.
October 14, 2009 at 7:28 am
She ruined a perfectly good jacket. Could have just rolled up the sleeves or something less drastic.
October 14, 2009 at 7:32 am
October 14, 2009 at 7:35 am
COME TO MALLORCA!
mom & son
October 14, 2009 at 7:39 am
this girls is so creative and resourceful.i love her headband as well.
October 14, 2009 at 7:44 am
shes perfectI rather she has a cellphone than a cigarretteand her purse OMFG her hair is beautiful tooDef recommend her something like this :: http://www.mercedessalazar.com/new_en/necklaces/598-my-enchanted-forest-tree-necklacedontcha think??
October 14, 2009 at 7:54 am
Not a fan of chopping the arms off a jacket. I do, however, like the cap-toe pumps.
October 14, 2009 at 8:11 am
Oh I saw her in town on Sat, and though I saw you as well in Powerscourt! Must have been! Great picture and look, love the splash of red from the bag..
October 14, 2009 at 8:24 am
She is happy and natural and casual in a funky way -, lovely smile and i like the green hairband. Who cares if the armholes are not finished off re previous comment way back., thats not what she is trying to say. Checks/stripes/tweed/ funny little court shoes/ green head band/ great smile – nice person – coooool and unpretentious unlike so many style/fashion victims. You don't see girls like this in New York, Milan, Paris – only London and Dublin. x
October 14, 2009 at 8:34 am
This girl's just sweet. :)
And I love her shoes!
October 14, 2009 at 8:57 am
Not impressed…I am a fan of aesthetic style. I do admire creativity and boldness in fashion but this does not work for me. I dont like the shoes and the bag is awful as well..I do love her hair and a gorgeous smile though.
October 14, 2009 at 9:09 am
Everything is perfect except for that poor tortured coat.
October 14, 2009 at 9:10 am
Left of center but admittedly very creative!
October 14, 2009 at 9:19 am
it's fun and outrageous, but as a whole, too mch going on for me. don't like the arm cut out, but like the idea of making something "new".
October 14, 2009 at 9:21 am
no. even if she had hemmed the jacket.
Hanne Amelie Enoksson
October 14, 2009 at 10:02 am
October 14, 2009 at 10:18 am
Now I like whats she is wearing
October 14, 2009 at 10:27 am
Shoes, handbag, rings,headband, pose and attitude are amazing!…..I really think she doesn't care what we think about the sleeves missing from this great jacket! she looks incredibly happy!!!!.great shot…thanks…
October 14, 2009 at 10:50 am
Love seeing the cross-section of the jacket in the cut-off arm holes. The suit/sport coat is the modern man's armor, and you can see why in this thick, stiff, warm ex-coat.
October 14, 2009 at 11:24 am
I seriously love her striped trousers a'la Betty Draper in Mad Men. Where can I buy pants like that?
October 14, 2009 at 11:26 am
Now maybe if she had a striped mohawk…..
October 14, 2009 at 11:34 am
wow, great haircut. I love this high heels.
October 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm
Amazing I might have to copy her :D
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October 14, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Nice shoes. The coat is too out there for me.
October 14, 2009 at 12:21 pm
Why on earth to cut good sleeves off? I don´t understand. No need to publish this ancient opinion.
October 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm
Fantastic shoes! Very nice! Nad the smiling is very cute, too.
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October 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm
the trousers look like Alexander Mcqueen plaid ones, but are probably vintage. Nice to see a good looker of an Irish lass, casually snapped.
October 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm
Ooh, very nice! And I love the combination of tweed and stripe and plaid. And the hairband is great too. And did I mention her shoes?
Okay, I'll calm down now…
October 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm
What a smile…u go girl and show em….
October 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm
I'd need to see her standing to get a really great look but I love the pants…
October 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm
She's precious. I Like almost ALL of her outfit, but why,oh,why would you cut the sleeves off that jacket? To make a vest? I'd be interested in seeing it on her – I just can't imagine it looking good. Hopefully, she spent a lot of time inside without her "altered" jacket!
Cute girl – great shot – great blog!
October 14, 2009 at 2:42 pm
I think it must be an Irish thing to mutilate perfectly nice garments! I've done the same thing on a number of occasions to varying degrees of success. I'd love to see what it looks like when she's wearing it. Otherwise the rest of her is perfect. She's spirited in a very Irish way. I love it.
So glad that you've picked up on the pale and interesting here. Such a refreshing contrast to the fake-tanned, hair-straightened, wannabe Paris Hilton's that walk the streets of Ireland.
And such an honor to meet you, What??!
October 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm
I'm having to cheer my way through our rainy Okla. weather and this photo did the job…Thank You!!!
October 14, 2009 at 3:08 pm
She could pull this off if it weren't for the red bag. I think the candy colours in her headband and bag make the outfit look cheap and crafty instead of dramatic.
Good idea on her part though, nice to see some real creativity in clothing.
October 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm
she's pretty..and her bag is yummy..all broken in!
October 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm
My eyes cannot get past the ripped off arms. Hideous!
October 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm
I love her headband and shoes…so schoolgirl-cute!
October 14, 2009 at 3:38 pm
Gorgeous face and smile. I like :-)
October 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm
I hope Dad gave permission first!
October 14, 2009 at 3:51 pm
Oh I love it. I'm a bit surprised to see all the fussing about a "nice" jacket. That jacket very well may have been a vintage piece that ended up with a huge hole in the arm, from a tear or moths or what have you. I see this and I see someone who has perhaps repurposed something to make it more usable for her. Even if it is not my style (I would be more likely to wear it whole), I take my hat off for the innovation and creativity. I love it all the more that it is raw and 'amputated' and brash, the concept isn't one that would lend itself well to delicate treatment.
October 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm
October 14, 2009 at 4:31 pm
I wanted to love the coat, but after checking it out like 10 times, it's still a "No". I wonder if the amputated look would be less of an issue for me if I did not happen to come across this very picture right after watching "The Lodger", a thriller movie by Alfred Hitchcock… Nevertheless, love everything else.
October 14, 2009 at 4:37 pm
I love it. What a great idea! I mean, why not! Everyone owns a gillet, why not make your own twist on it!
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October 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm
October 14, 2009 at 6:19 pm
Not particularly thrilled about the sportcoat, unless it had some big stain on the sleeve & she was salvaging it. I am very interested in the red bag, though. http://www.nickiefrye.etsy.com
October 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes
October 14, 2009 at 11:15 pm
Good review, thanks.
October 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm
I love the tie headband! Great touch, I'll definitely try that out.
October 15, 2009 at 1:51 am
nice tartan and lovely pumps but gawd! what did she do to that splendid tweed jacket!!
October 15, 2009 at 4:38 am
October 15, 2009 at 4:44 am
I love the hand bag.
October 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm
Lovely shoes… I wonder where she got them…
October 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm
What a cutie…Great smile…
October 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm
That's my girl!! Go Shivvy!! xx CC
October 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm
Shivuan You look amazing !!!! and yes she is a girl with spunk as one of you commented. LOVE it! individual, quirky and fun yes fashion should be fun !
Great Hair Accessories
October 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm
I love the shoes and the hair scarf. Great picture!
October 15, 2009 at 4:19 pm
i love this pose…so innocent and childish… Cute!
Blau von T
October 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm
such a stylish and well ingenius idea
Teresa @ good-grace
October 16, 2009 at 9:52 am
She IS adorable… but the jacket – it's just wrong.
October 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm
I don't care about the coat….but the SHOES!! They are amazing; where can I get some?!
The Social Type
October 17, 2009 at 1:10 am
she's an artist, and she totally won! whether or not you like the jacket, you're still talking about it…
October 17, 2009 at 11:11 am
What a gorgeous smile. Love her headband.
October 18, 2009 at 9:23 am
Love her hairstyle and smile!
October 18, 2009 at 12:12 pm
totally love this girl!!!!
October 19, 2009 at 2:11 pm
I don't care for this style, the jacket specifically, but the pants are hemmed quite nicely!
The Style Strutter
October 19, 2009 at 2:50 pm
Great picture, so natural! Completely disagree with all the people saying she shudve neatened off the armholes, I think its perfect as it is:)!!
October 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm
cute to see how a little real originality, which could not have been purchased in any vintage shop, goes beyond the comfort level of many. & to all those concerned with ruining a jacket, maybe she gave new life to an otherwise unwearable jacket with a torn or moth eaten sleave.
October 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm
October 22, 2009 at 10:26 am
her outfit has a real flapper look to it. the little head band, the short heels and she's doing something "different" with her look.
December 12, 2009 at 10:43 am
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