Monday, May 5, 2008

Last Note from Hyeres 2008…Vintage Beach, South of France


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  1. Sterling-haired Lady

    May 5, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Love the shoes!!! Especially with that dress–just the right distance between the hemline and the straps

  2. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 8:13 am

    now, that, that is SEXY! love the length of the dress and _finally_ a French woman paying homage to flat sandals. with high heel sandals, the look would go in a totally different direction but with these flats, she took a glamorous dress and brought it down-to-earth. perfect and refreshing.

    sart, thanks for this one.

  3. Zlist

    May 5, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Wow, am I really first?

    I love this – the cardigan is a great splash of color and it heightens the whole ensemble.

  4. la sartorialista

    May 5, 2008 at 8:27 am

    cinema paradiso!

  5. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Great. I really love the colour the cardigan brings to the whole outfit, and the shoes are just right.

  6. Gabriela

    May 5, 2008 at 8:52 am

    That is a very special dress and I love the tourquoise touch added to it by the jacket.

  7. momo

    May 5, 2008 at 8:52 am

    My favorite of this series of wonderful pictures from Hyeres, for the colors and the texture of the dress.

  8. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I love what she’s wearing, it all works so well together, and she is beautiful!

  9. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 9:59 am

    This dress makes her look very short and stumpy. The cardigan does not help. I like her hair very much though…

  10. cottage girl

    May 5, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Did you see that you were on Post Secret this week?

  11. cordelia

    May 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

    last but not least – is she French?

  12. Paul Pincus

    May 5, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I love the colour of the cardigan and I love, love, love her dress…you really have to click on the image to get the full effect of how gorgeous it is.

  13. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 11:27 am

    So feminine…
    Once in a month I like to dress like this, just to refresh my “she side”.
    And the dress is lovely.
    Picnic in the french countryside.

  14. metscan

    May 5, 2008 at 11:45 am

    A cutie again. What I don┬┤t like about her outfit is the choice of the knit or whatever it is. Her bag seems too heavy with the rest of the gear,especially in consideration of the sandals. I┬┤d prefer high heels.

  15. Alek

    May 5, 2008 at 11:56 am

    The way you capture the colour of the local light is amazing. I feel like I’m there… and am jealous that I actually am not!

    Note to self: Definitely a trip to Europe next year!

  16. thehugemistake

    May 5, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    i love the neckline of the dress. the turquoise cardigan offsets the fact that she’s matched her shoes perfectly to her purse.

  17. Sharona

    May 5, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Hmmm.. I love her hair the most. I know she’s a beautiful woman, and I love the color of the cardigan, but I think the cardigan over the loose dress with the ties and draping and all — it gives it a frumpy effect and makes her look shorter. If I found myself wearing that, it’d be because I was having a fat day and wanted comfort in a cozy sweater. Even the shoes say “I need comfort”. Not a big fan of this one.

  18. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Not the best of this excellent series, sir– as someone above mentioned, the dress does make her appear short. But I also think her choice of footwear also adds to the shortened silhouette. Having said that, she is a beauty, just like the rest of the women from this series. That strong face– so much like the legendary Patti Smith. Now someone either shorten her dress or heighten her heels ;-)


  19. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Fantastic Utilitarian-Chic Keeper. Youthful Opulence Unraveled!

  20. Anne Watkins

    May 5, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Are the street lamps really colbalt blue? That is a dream!

  21. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    I believe I see her black bikini underneath the dress which makes it all the more interesting, layers and depth..

  22. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    It’ll be interesting to count how many comments say she needs heels…I for one love the flat sandals with the longer dress. And what a gorgeous dress. She looks so pretty.

  23. concupiscence

    May 5, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    i like this last series of photos from france very much. they’re somehow more relaxed and insouciant, calmer. good colour combination here, and love the dress on her.

  24. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 2:31 pm


  25. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    In terms of her attire – everything is interesting except for the bag which doesn’t fit. But her face and hair! Mysterious smile – something between a grimace, awkward, and pleasant.

  26. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    I have the same secret…

  27. Willa

    May 5, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Whoda thought black accessories could look so beachy?

  28. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I love the contrasting colors of the blue cardigan and soft and hard browns. But I cannot get beyond the fact that I can see her underwear through her dress. It completely ruins the look for me.

  29. MlleMarie

    May 5, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Flats! Gotta love it.

    This girl has my heart.

  30. Vinny

    May 5, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Cute cerulean cardigan! The rest is just blah though.

  31. midwesternsartorialist

    May 5, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I like the color of the dress with the cardigan, but the dress needs to be a little taken in around the waste so it is more form fitting, then it would be waaayyy sexy.

  32. Iheartfashion

    May 5, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Love the sandals. I think her footwear is perfect for the dress. Heels would be too much for this casual beachy look.

  33. la sartorialista

    May 5, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    After reading the comments I realize that I didn’t observe anything mentioned except the blue lamp posts and that incredible, inimitable and enviable mediterranean light. Beauty in eye of beholder etc, but I think that your fotos are more about the mood and the subject’s place in the mise en scene than about the rigidity of fashion fascism.

  34. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I’m sorry, that really doesn’t work at all. It’s so utterly frumpy.Definitely the “weak sister” of your Hyeres 2008 series, I’m very sorry to say. Oh yeah, and the ability to see the granny panties is not at all sexy or beautiful.

  35. marie

    May 6, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I love everything about this look (with the exception of the sandals). Why is it that I can never find a dress like this in stores? Such a simple style emphasizing shapes and curves without overdoing it…

  36. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 12:54 am


    I thought you would want to see this

    (from the postsecret’s website)

  37. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 1:31 am

    the cardi- lovely

    just wondering whens the makeover coming up?

  38. The Voracious Vegan

    May 6, 2008 at 1:57 am

    This is the perfect spring/summer look. Everything about it is just gorgeous. I love the floatiness of the dress, the heavy earthiness of the bag and shoes, but most of all I love the dress/cardigan colour combination. So lovely.

  39. mark

    May 6, 2008 at 5:29 am

    fantastic antibes garment!


    May 6, 2008 at 6:54 am

    great blog

  41. monique

    May 6, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Not so much. Her face and hair are beautiful but the outfit is a bit dumpy to moi. The fact that you can see her undies does make it more interesting (in a Madonna 80′s kind of way) and adds a bit of sex appeal but the length of the dress and all that fabric, coupled with shoes that tie around the ankle (not the best for most women, her included) don’t do her beauty any justice.

  42. grace e.

    May 8, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    i hope to look this comfortable and chic when i’m in the south of france this summer! :)

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