Friday, November 16, 2007

Femme Sleeve Layering, Soho

For me, this all about the layering of the camel cardie under the vintage Norell 3/4 length sleeve jacket. (and ,of course, the scarf)

The only thing that could have made it more perfect would be if the cardie were also 3/4 sleeve (or 7/8) and was only peeking out about two inches.


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  1. vanya

    November 16, 2007 at 9:57 am

    i can never make my scarves drape like that – exactly perfectly effortless looking!

  2. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for reminding me to take out my hibernating vintage Norell tuxedo jacket for the cold weather!

  3. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 10:04 am

    I really like this look – the scarf, the jacket, the t-shirt, the jeans, the clutch/wallet! Nicely done! I would wear this in an instant.

    What I don’t like are the sleeves of an otherwise unseen cardigan showing that much, although I love the bit of colour of the cardigan’s sleeves.

    This is another very good photo. I love the way the camera focuses on her in the foreground and everything else in the background is vague and dream-like.

  4. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Will try layering but perhaps the trick is to ensure that the opposite end is sleek in order to contrast the bulk.

    For example, the jeans on this cutey are not flattering to her awesome hips. The belt also doesn’t add much.

    An A-line something or the other with flats or tall boots, perhaps?


  5. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 10:38 am

    I like the overall idea. To swap tee and cardie for a (v or scoopneck) cashmere sweater, also 7/8-sleeve, would be an appealing variation, I think.

  6. Jessica DaSilva

    November 16, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Is she wearing the same scarf as the woman in the previous post?

  7. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Her smile is a great layer:) This woman is beautiful, and I love that you posted this photo. She looks like a real woman. There is nothing too fussy about this look. But she is so well put together, so casual without looking overly fashionable. I just love this. A great job of layering also.

  8. Laguna Hills Trad

    November 16, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    she looks like a pretty lady. I wouldn’t mind having brunch with her.

  9. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    To me what’s great about this photo is the way the girl’s personality seems to shine through. She comes across as a great person with a great smile, completely relaxed and comfortable in her body. Her clothes appeal to me not because I’m crazy about layered sleeves, but because she seems like a nice person I’d want to know better. I’m not perving on her (I’m a hetero female) but the cozy scarf and generally comfortable, wearable looking clothing (e.g. the jeans fit but not too tight, the t-shirt hugs her body but not like a sausage casing) make her come across like a happy, confident woman who likes herself, knows she’s attractive, but doesn’t feel the need to put herself on display.

  10. Alice Olive

    November 16, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    I love the colours too. The caramel, navy and dove-gray of her scarf mix beautifully.

  11. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    An ok look.Nothing too much,nothing too less. An ordinary looking photo.

  12. Jingoist

    November 16, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Funny enough, along the same lines as the sleeve idea in this picture, yesterday I had on some business casual attire and on top I went with:

    An unstructured brown sports coat;
    Thin beige cashmere sweater;
    A steel blue long sleeve polo

    I purposely “layered” the 3 sleeves so one would see about an inch of the blue polo under an inch of the beige sweater, under the brown jacket. (I tailor my jacket sleeves slightly shorter.)

    When I first decided to do it I wasn’t sure of the combination, but then upon wearing it, I liked it.

    I bring this up because, to me, it bridges between Scott’s idea in this photo and the previous post about the inspiration one garners from a certain look, male or female, and how one makes it work in a personal way.

  13. Claris

    November 16, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    The flaps on the jacket, the belt, the blouse-y sweater sleeves–it’s a lot of unnecessary bulk around her hips. Luckily, her radiant smile and effortlessly tied scarf draws the eye upward…

  14. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    I think her hips look great, we just see so many very skinny people here it has skewed the perception. She looks fit and comfortable. And I agree, Vanya… how do you get a scarf to wrap so perfectly?

  15. lis

    November 16, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Perhaps it’s the soft gray mixed with neutral tones and the way they blend with the gray tones of the sidewalk and streets…and how they compliment the gloomy view from my office window…but I find your photos today to be quite calming. Thanks.

  16. Asian Models Blogger

    November 16, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    I love this photo! Her smile is bright and happy, and the jacket is simply gorgeous. And I love the way she drapes the pashmina scarf.

    Very beautifully put together, photography and fashion-wise.

  17. pearlescent

    November 16, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    I love it! It’s such a nice photo

  18. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    a nitpicky comment, but a cardigan (by nature) buttons down the front, so this is actually just a sweater.

  19. Anonymous

    November 17, 2007 at 12:27 am

    i agree totally with anon 12:40. there’s a very appealing lack of pretentiousness mixed with a good deal of style. so real and pretty and comfortable.

  20. Anonymous

    November 17, 2007 at 10:21 am

    It’s so refreshing to see a woman in non-skinny jeans. She looks classic, comfortable, and stylish. She doesn’t look like she’s trying and that’s what I like about this.

  21. Anonymous

    November 17, 2007 at 11:18 am

    I find this photo appealing, not just because of her great sense of casual style, but because she seems so approachable. It’s nice to view the various photos of models and fashionistas, but I get the sense that they are exposed to avant-garde and high fashion quite often which might make it a bit easier for them to pull-off.

    However, I find this to be one of your more intriguing photos because she truly is (or, seems to be) a woamn who happens to be out-and-about AND who has great style. Refreshing!

  22. The Sartorialist

    November 17, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Anon 11:18
    Not to burst your bubble but I found out after I took the shot that she works in some-type of position at V magazine. She is a fashionista in training.

  23. Jack Daniel

    November 17, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Yes, indeed…like one of the anonymous people already mentioned: she’s not trying and that’s what makes her kind of special. Just a regular girl.

    But what I really like about this one is the way you have made this picture. With the blurry background.

  24. fashionholic

    November 17, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    simple but at the same time casual stylish.. perfect weekend outfit

  25. Lilith

    November 17, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Scott, given that you are a scarf affecionado, it would be great if you could do an instructional, scarf-tying post! Like vanya, no matter how hard I try I can never get them looking just right. I imagine a lot of people have similar trouble.

  26. Juliet

    November 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    love that belt. and her smile.

    juliet xxx

  27. Anonymous

    November 17, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    I’m sorry but this looks like a million people I see everyday. Nothing particularly wrong with the look, (and it could be worse believe me), but I’m not sure why it made this site.

  28. Anonymous

    November 17, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Love the outfit…what shoes was she wearing?

  29. Anonymous

    November 17, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    someone has been shopping at Dean and Deluca

  30. Anonymous

    November 18, 2007 at 1:04 am

    (From Anon 11:18) Rats, bubble bursted! Ah well, an image well done — by her and you. Thanks for the daily inspiration!

  31. Pistachio Of Liberty

    November 18, 2007 at 2:42 am

    I can’t believe someone can carry around just a clutch! Yet others (like me) need an airplane hanger size. Must be nice. Maybe she lives just down the block, or does she have a limo waiting? I just don’t even think people use their cars in Manhattan, but I guess they do.

  32. Doctorwild

    November 18, 2007 at 3:27 am

    I don’t think the look would be better with shortened sleeves.


  33. Rose

    November 18, 2007 at 6:25 am

    Absolutely nothing wrong with these jeans…great, classic styling from head to toe.

  34. Carolina Lange

    November 18, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    That’s perfect! Love it!

  35. vee

    November 18, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    I second lilith. It would be great to see some post on how to tie scarves or even pictures where people have used sarves beautifully. I have a whole bunch of scarves languishing in my closet because I never seem to get it right.

  36. Anonymous

    November 18, 2007 at 10:06 pm


  37. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    I thought about this post all weekend, and I’ve just got to know – what kind of shoes was this woman wearing?

  38. John

    December 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Love it !

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