Tuesday, August 15, 2006

On The Street… A Style All Her Own, New York

This is one of those women that is just so…..unique.
You can’t help but look and see what you can pull from het look -the little socks, the cardigan half on, the hat, the giant bag.

You can just tell she is one of those people that just sees clothes differently – she has a different connotation of what certain pieces mean and what they say about her and what they say to others.

Like a great wine I bet she will only get better and more eccentric with time, or at least I hope.


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  1. EMNH

    August 15, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    I remember seeing so many of those shoes for 90 cents at the thrift store back in the day…I think she has a cropped haircut underneath the Kangol…I love short hair on women. It always looks modern if cut well…otherwise it looks too pixie-club-kiddish.

    I read an article once in U.S. Vogue where it was said that a woman must be very beautiful, very ugly or very young looking” to pull off very short hair.

  2. LEeds YORkshire

    August 15, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    a true definition of personal style. would have loved to have seen her fron the front.

  3. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 12:02 am

    as much as a respect those with individual style, wearing a cardigan only half on…is just useless…

  4. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 2:27 am

    Somehow this picture makes me think of Mary Poppins.

  5. Nerine

    August 16, 2006 at 7:54 am

    I would also like to have seen the front, to see what facial expression might have gone with it.

    On the short hair on women topic: Russell Smith in the Globe and Mail wrote a column on it on Aug. 5 and the the readers’ responses were published on Aug. 12. He claimed it’s not short if it moves, but if it doesn’t… it’s a mom cut, and thus not sexy. And it opened a can of worms. I guess I didn’t realize so many people had such a strong opinion about hair length. It would be interesting to see more examples of sexy short hair on women- I know they’re out there.

  6. The Sartorialist

    August 16, 2006 at 8:48 am

    I would have liked to see it from the front also but she was walking so fast I knew I would never catch her so i shot it anyway

  7. Alice Olive

    August 16, 2006 at 9:56 am

    I wonder if you’d managed to catch her, the reaction would have been a puzzled one: “What? Why do you want to photograph me?”

    Yes, she catches your eye. An eclectic mix that the wearer makes wearable.

  8. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 10:18 am

    Little soxes!

    I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to put soxes on under the shoes I need to walk to work in. I sometimes go with tan ones so they don’t show, but maybe the bolder the better with a summer outfit.

    If she’s like me those soxes might dissapear into the bag once she gets where she’s going.

    And maybe she got hot, but can’t put the bag down to get out of the other sleeve.

  9. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 10:50 am

    I wish to be eccentric…I sift through my closet and pair all of these different outfits that look great in the mirror (or so I think) but when I actually get ready to wear them out they don’t have the same pizzaz as the night before and I chicken out.

    I fear I’d just look dumpy and weird rather than eclectic cool. LOL!

  10. whyioughtta

    August 16, 2006 at 11:53 am

    Interesting how she achieves a retro feel without wearing stuff that’s necessarily vintage (maybe the shoes).

    I’m a HUUUUUGE vintage fan, but I agree with Sart post above that there’s a line that can be crossed into ‘costumey’…but this woman just radiates some kind of weird, appealing, ‘bygone’ kind of elegance…

  11. The Bargain Queen

    August 27, 2006 at 10:26 pm


    When I grow up, I hope to be that eccentric :)

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