Monday, July 7, 2008

On the Street…. Black Summer, Paris


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  1. Honeymoon

    July 8, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Julia von Boehm is sooo nice !

  2. rheakurokawa

    July 8, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Number three is absolutely perfect. Fantastic!

  3. claudine

    July 8, 2008 at 6:54 am

    isn’t it joana preiss in the third picture? effortless chic at its best. she’s always right…

  4. Anonymous

    July 8, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    The whole black look on #3 is great on her, however it’s not so much of something people can try to imitate. This girl definitely has her signature style.


  5. Anonymous

    July 8, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks to everyone for identifying the beauty in pic #3. But now that I know she’s a friend of Nicole Richie, and her mom is Danielle Steele; writer of those horribly tacky romance novels, she’s somehow lost her appeal to me… Guilt by association I suppose ;-) Nevertheless, she remains achingly beautiful, with a ferocious sense of style.

    BTW, to the poster who claimed she can’t understand why anyone would wear black in the summer? Why would one not wear black in the summer? Black creates a beautiful and strong silhouette, and showcases the wearer– not the clothes, as these 3 images (and the gentleman below) are evidence of that.

    I think we need to throw these rules away that one must wear bright colors for summer; one must wear sandals for summer; one must have a tan for the summer, etc. Those that break the conventions of fashion, and succeed in inspiring us– are the ones with a true sense of style.


  6. Anonymous

    July 8, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Yeah Julia von Boehm, that´s her.

  7. Deborah

    July 9, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I think Vanessa looks *amazing* — I love her look always — No detectable makeup, no fuss with the hair, and an understated ferocity with her clothes —

    I also love how she never fell into the cookie cutter California girl look (she’s a native San Francisco girl) -

    – Is she working for Vogue Paris now? I know she did some work in a recent issue……
    Anyways, I LOVE the shoes and the pants!

  8. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 12:12 am

    vanessa traina is always impeccable looking. love her!

  9. Holli and Christian

    July 10, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I love it only because you can tell it’s completly about her, not just fashion for fashion’s sake.

  10. chrissybella

    July 10, 2008 at 12:38 am

    the second picture, from the back, is gorgeoussssss!!!!!!!

  11. Gabriela

    July 10, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    These are perfection.

  12. vix

    July 10, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Julia is always a picture of perfection! I usually like Vanessa too but she just doesn’t pull off this ensemble…

  13. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    that’s paris for me……how to look chic, sexi, elegant and fabolous in total black…..i love the first two picture!!!

  14. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 5:10 am

    does anyone know the make of vanessa’s trousers? thanks

  15. Kate

    July 12, 2008 at 10:27 am

    vanessa’s pants are balmain.

  16. The Marvelous Miss Malkavich

    July 12, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I think it’s the disjointedness that makes it fun.
    I love it!

  17. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    baggy pants seem to be the style in paris now (or maybe i should say low-crotch, since they come in shorts, cropped pants, and pants). and it’s been so cold this summer! these are great inspirations to stay warm and still be fashionable for an unseasonably cold summer day!

  18. Anonymous

    July 13, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Who is the second girl in that great dress? And who makes that purse and those shoes!

  19. Jiyeh

    July 13, 2008 at 11:50 am

    i love seeing familiar faces on this site…

  20. Anonymous

    July 14, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Pooh. EVERYONE reads Danielle Steele. Her step-daughter’s outfit is fabulous.

  21. Anonymous

    July 14, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    she looks born to wear this. it’s perfect. on her.

  22. jana

    July 16, 2008 at 3:46 am

    While I really like the pants in the last picture (v. Yohji Yamamoto)I think the proportions of the fabric to skin ratio are a bit off. It is nice to show some skin, but I she should have gone with just a simple pair of heels to avoid the awkwardness of the double lace-up, with both her shoes and pants. There is just too much contrast going on, and I really think that given the complexity of her bottom, the top should have been much more simple. I would have gone with a nylon tank top or so, this is just too too too.

  23. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I want the Marc bag from the 1st pic!
    All the gals look amazing….


  24. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    The middle picture is such a gorgeous shot! Oh so glamorous! I love how the two women are walking away looking so chic in their onyx ensembles.

  25. Anonymous

    July 19, 2008 at 9:53 am

    all three are amazing, oh to be so cool and confident…

  26. Cakez

    July 21, 2008 at 6:13 am

    I adore head-to-toe black during the day,its striking!

  27. jeffery

    July 26, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    oh wow, i love the outfit in the third shot. close to perfect.

  28. Anonymous

    August 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Does anybody know who makes these amazing shoes in photo #3? I am dying to know!

  29. V

    October 29, 2011 at 8:37 am

    A little too “try hard” for my tastes.

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