Wednesday, September 19, 2007

On The Street…….Carolina Herrera, Manhattan


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  1. AnonymousJK

    September 19, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Always stunning! She exudes class w/o trying in a clean, simplistic manner! Who else could make black and white look so elegant?!

    PS. She is a style icon w/o doubt!

  2. jr

    September 19, 2007 at 9:36 am

    What a lovely outfit. I can almost see her dancing in the streets.

  3. jamesy

    September 19, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Carolina, WOW!!!!! If I were a woman, and there are moments I question if I am, I would wear Herrera based simply on seeing how fantastic she looks from day to day. I have seen her walking around the Upper East Side close to her Boutique, and she always looks incredible! Kuddos!!! Carolina do men’s wear!!!

  4. Alice Olive

    September 19, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Does anyone do black and white better? This woman is responsible for my addiction to, and the quantity I own, the crisp white shirt!

    She looks as elegant as ever.

  5. r.filgueira

    September 19, 2007 at 10:03 am

    da sempre um ar de evita

  6. landis

    September 19, 2007 at 10:11 am

    this woman’s consistency (elegance, strength,solitude) lift her beyond fashion.

    and how can you not love an “eternal blonde”?

  7. Carolina Lange

    September 19, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Chic and beautiful1

  8. livie xoxo

    September 19, 2007 at 10:18 am

    this woman is unreal

    if i could sign a contract to look like that at her age, i’d do it in a second

    so chic and sexy…inspiring really

  9. Modediktator

    September 19, 2007 at 10:21 am


  10. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 10:22 am

    I love the shape of her skirt, and having her hands in her pockets makes her whole attitude seem young and happy. She is a stylish woman.

  11. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 10:28 am

    purrfection. I wish that was me. Sigh.

  12. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 10:32 am

    Carolina gorgeous as always with so much simplicity!!

  13. alexia

    September 19, 2007 at 10:36 am

    stunning. casual and chic, it’s perfect.

  14. Candid Cool

    September 19, 2007 at 10:39 am

    always elegant

  15. Donna

    September 19, 2007 at 10:40 am

    Wonderful picture ! Is Carolina tall? I have always wondered….

  16. Iheartfashion

    September 19, 2007 at 10:48 am

    She sets the standard for how to age gracefully and with style. Beautiful!

  17. Erica C.

    September 19, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Speechless! This woman is the epitome of ageless style.

  18. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 11:14 am

    idol!! how can she be soo ELEGANT? i want the secret!

  19. editor

    September 19, 2007 at 11:16 am

    most incredible is that she can look so comfortable looking so perfect.

  20. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 11:16 am

    she looks comfortable in her skin–confident and relaxed not harsh.

  21. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 11:17 am

    An eternal beauty. I have seen her out and about in nyc many times over the years and she is the epitome of the truism that “simplicity is the key to elegance”. As always, I love your work and blogsite.

  22. Cut of cloth

    September 19, 2007 at 11:22 am

    In a very very brief interlude
    at a ‘fashion’ college in the south
    an anomaly I know…….
    as the new chair in fashion
    i had the dubious honour
    of selecting a fashion hero/ine
    for a glittering prize
    given by the said college
    my first choice was
    Carolina Herrera
    one of my staff new/worked for her
    in a previous life
    this seemed more than
    a coincidence at the time
    I found out pretty quickly
    that this turgid school of fash… no I cannot call it fashion …
    of clothing……
    was definitely not the place for me
    However the town offered more
    its people were welcoming
    from the bell boy to the president of the school
    It was a hot and sultry
    and beautiful place
    like Carrera it
    held a mystique
    a sense of place
    of being
    was incredibly beautiful
    this shot is a small reminder of what might have been achievable
    at a different time and place

  23. Françoise

    September 19, 2007 at 11:25 am

    So classy. Perfect. Clean lines. Harmonious. Nothing to add.

  24. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 11:29 am

    This woman IS unreal (well, her face anyway.)

  25. bopsy

    September 19, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Can anyone speak poorly of this women’s fashion? She has such poise, elegance, and grace. If only we all could look so fabulous….

  26. pig_93

    September 19, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    She looks amazing. Thats classic style and her shoes make it just that little bit more sexy.


  27. danielle

    September 19, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    THIS is my favorite photo you’ve done of a famous person — better than Carine (who I do love) better than Anna…She’s just my favorite and always so classy, you can’t take your eyes off her.

  28. Asian Models Blogger

    September 19, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    She is one of the most stunning and talented women in NYC. Her clothes and her style is classically NY.

    You managed to capture her essence in this photo — she looks exactly what I imagine how she would look and pose.

  29. Monique

    September 19, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Sexy, intelligent, so chic that it hurts to look at such a splendor…the one we call, “Carolina”…cha cha cha. Have loved her for years, never ceases to inspire or amaze me. But someone please tell me, has my dear Carolina had a facial surgery touch-up?

  30. Butch

    September 19, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    An admirable look she’s perfected: the crisp white blouse, the full skirt with pockets (so American!). Both casual and dressy.

  31. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 12:44 pm



  32. AnonymousJK

    September 19, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    PS2. I want to be CH when I grow up! I can’t help looking at this picture over and over again! I guess this is what is meant by the lens capturing a part of someone’s spirit…

  33. afrika

    September 19, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    She is a…….WOMAN! My budget doesn’t call for her right now, but oh you wait Mrs. Herrera. You just wait!

  34. positively the same dame

    September 19, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Carolina is my idol. I am so delighted to see her here on the blog. Brilliant designer, beautiful woman!

  35. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Love her clothes. She is a godsend to Renee Zellweger and any other woman who wants to wear chic, ladylike, flattering dresses that are well cut and fashionable, and always have something interesting going on that rewards the viewer’s attention, but that never overwhelm the wearer’s body or personality. I think of her as a feminist clothing designer: a designer who really values the *woman* as a person and makes clothes that frame her personality and style and movement, instead of turning a person into an object. I wish there were more designers like her who realize that women want to look beautiful, and sexy, and still have some dignity at the same time (i.e., nothing too see-thru, no necklines that plunge to the crotch, no leg slits that risk an Ashley-Judd-at-the-Oscars blooper).

  36. Lola

    September 19, 2007 at 1:42 pm


  37. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    I agree with Landis’ blog. Carolina just continually looks wonderful, behaves impeccably and designs so elegantly. She’s a great role model.

  38. JO

    September 19, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Classic and Absolutely

  39. Resplendato

    September 19, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Class and grace.

  40. Iris Nobile

    September 19, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    I love this! What a gorgeous woman and role model. I just got my first Carolina Herrera dress, a gift from my aunt, and I feel beautiful and special when I wear it. As much like a lady as I probably have ever or shall ever feel. A wonderful feeling!

  41. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    It´s nice to see a mature woman for a change. I like her skirt a lot,it is just the perfect lenght and she has beautiful legs plus shoes to go along with it.I don´t fancy the blouse so much and maybe she has a bit too much make-up on too.

  42. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    monique:Looking at the picture closely I´d say something surgical has definitely been done. Now it is impossible to know how old she is.

  43. Deja Pseu

    September 19, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    Stunning, gorgeous, and an inspiration. I needed to see this today!

    Where can I find that skirt????

  44. Mothra

    September 19, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    I’m surprised at the comments about this woman’s age, she simply blows most twenty year olds out of the water.

  45. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    You always get to capture the most stylish of the crowd! Either you’re just really lucky, but you’re also a fashion insider now so you should know where to hang out:P Carolina always looks so dignified for her age,fresh and graceful. I would love to wear one of her flattering dresses.

  46. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Just now i noticed the red shoes on the big picture, what a perfect detail. Would never have thought of that…

  47. Maylis

    September 19, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    She looks good, from the neck down.I believe she was not born yesterday, and there is something in her face that I find disturbing…a discrepancy…

  48. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    It’s so amazing how she embodies… wait no…

    she reeks class.

  49. fashionholic

    September 19, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    great woman, great clothes!!

  50. Gina

    September 19, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    I imagine Carolina Herrera as one of those starlets in films who awakes as gorgeous and fresh as a flower. Seriously, this woman is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!

  51. Gina

    September 19, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    TO livie xoxo:
    Hey, I’d sign a contract to age immediately if it meant looking this lovely, elegant and divine.

  52. Cristina

    September 19, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    absolutely meravellous…as always…

  53. Sztywniara

    September 19, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Wonderful picture, amazing woman. Breathtaking.

  54. E. Ross

    September 19, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    wow – she’s so classy and elegant. i wish i could dress like that everyday. she looks amazing. i love the collared shirt with the skirt combo. and her shoes are great.

  55. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    Viva Venezuela!!!

  56. Sabrina

    September 19, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    She is a goddess. She makes structure in clothing look effortless. She also understands exactly how to flatter the female form.

  57. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Well, if what I’ve found by googling her name is accurate, she was born in 1939.

    Cosmetic surgery or not, I think she looks fantastic for her age from both the neck up and the neck down.

    I think this outfit is absolutely perfect. She looks modern and up to date. I only wish some (OK, a LOT) more women would try to achieve this look rahter than going for the “mutton dressed up as lamb” horrors that abound.

    I aspire to look this good at her age.

    She rules!

  58. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    The woman is certainly extremely classy an glamourous. I just can’t stand the big fat lie of pretending to be designer when Herve Pierre is the one designing everything for this label…

  59. Paloma

    September 19, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Perpetually chic in her crisp, white shirts. I love this woman and the elegance she exudes and promotes.

  60. Buh

    September 19, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    OMG I’m just so proud to be Venezuelan just like CH…

    Her outfit is perfect like always!

  61. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    i have always wondered what she would look like with a more flattering hair color – this one always makes think “washed out.” but i love her style regardless. and i covet that skirt.

  62. citizen

    September 19, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    so crisp and clean! i’m glad this is a photo; if she saw me gawking on the street the way i am doing now she’d probably run away.

  63. Blaise

    September 19, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    She must be people/traffic stopping..

  64. iopine

    September 19, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    Oh boy, I love her. Perfect in every way.

  65. Anonymous

    September 20, 2007 at 3:15 am

    P E R F E C T I O N !!

  66. AL

    September 20, 2007 at 3:31 am

    She makes me feel so shabby as a female… *runs and hides in a dark corner!*

  67. ula

    September 20, 2007 at 7:58 am

    nothing beats a white shirt, she’s the living proof. on the whole, very well done, i’m smitten, this is age appropriate perfection and yet many young people could learn from her

  68. Fab50Plus

    September 20, 2007 at 9:03 am

    A testament to the simple, classic beauty of the perfect white shirt! Paired with that skirt – Yowl!

    A perfect example of how less can not only be more – but all you could possibly need!

  69. Anonymous

    September 20, 2007 at 9:19 am

    i need a skirt like that- you can wear that at any age. she looks classic and fantastic and classy. i can only aspire to dress as well as she does someday

  70. Anonymous

    September 20, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    She looks exactly the same as her PR photos…same outfit too…

  71. Tanya M.

    September 20, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Such a “Class Act”, how beautiful!

  72. marie

    September 20, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    I love her outfit, and yes, she is a style icon!

  73. Anonymous

    September 20, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    she is so very stunning, but also, i must commend mr. sart because the whole photo is really lovely. did you scatter the leaves on the ground just so, in colors that would accent her deep red shoes and pedicure, and her champagne-colored hair? did you purposefully frame her right beneath those bending branches? the whole picture has such a crisp, fresh fall feeling. i really do need to know where i can get that skirt. and shirt, and shoes. and relaxed poise. really, those shoes are killer.

  74. AnastasiaC

    September 20, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    she is amazing – love her simple, timeless and always elegant style
    she is gorgeous!!!

  75. Vanessa

    September 20, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    Mommy, I want to grow up to be like her.

  76. Andrea

    September 21, 2007 at 12:26 am

    I am so pleased to see you feature this gorgeous, talented and intelligent woman.

    She has fantastic taste and style.


  77. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 1:09 am

    she always looks amazing! i wish i could exude her class and elegance so effortlessly.

  78. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 1:11 am

    Yes she is a style icon!
    As are almost all women pictured on this site! In their own very different ways. It is sooooo inspiring and liberating.
    Almost forgot the men: Same as above goes for them.

  79. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 1:50 am

    Love the red toenails peaking out of the dark red shoes.

  80. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 7:34 am

    She looks absolutely wonderful!

  81. Baby Girl

    September 21, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    I LOVE her! Everything she designs is gorgeous. And I think she’s beautiful. I wouldn’t expect nothing but perfection from this stylish lady.

  82. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Absolutely beautiful and elegant. It shows, what a simple white shirt can do. Many women tend to forget about it too often. I personally adore wearing dress shirts, with trousers — for the office — or skirts like her — in the evening. It gives a bit of a masculine touch, that can be dressed up or down, and always radiates a basic elegance. Supposedly, this is what menswear is all about…

  83. Shopaholic D

    September 22, 2007 at 3:15 pm


    :) D

  84. Pistachio Of Liberty

    September 23, 2007 at 1:21 am

    I have to admit she looks elegant enough, no question. But if I lived in a building where I saw a designer walk by each day, I’d prefer someone who changes it up, to designers like Lagerfeld and Herrera who only ever don their signature look. I can understand why they would I guess, it’s just fun to see something new.

    And it’s interesting that Wintour’s staple hairdo was widely viewed as in need of a freshening – but that is not the reaction to CH’s monochromatic scheme. I guess because she is a [arguably, as the above poster mentioned] designer, whereas Anna is more about the whole industry? i mean, I dunno.

    Oh! And if anyone’s seen that new awful (hence highly addictive) show, Gossip Girls, about the Park Avenue crowd? One character is a designing woman whom they’ve dressed in the Carolina uniform, even the hair.

  85. sandman_gr

    September 24, 2007 at 11:01 am

    I love Mrs. Herrera. She exemplifies American grand style. Always elegant without being stuffy or overdressed.

  86. dilayra

    September 26, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    how beatufil she is:))
    I hope that I’ll be look just like her in 50′s..

  87. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 12:50 am

    se viste y comporta acorde a su edad , no traiciona su estilo . hermoza.
    todas en esa familia son bellas (las hijas estan como quieren)

  88. the antipodean

    September 30, 2007 at 4:33 am

    This is one of my favourite photos on this blog so far. Lovely effortless style, especially for a lady of her vintage. It gives me hope. I want to still look that good through my fifties…and sixties.

  89. Anonymous

    November 15, 2007 at 3:32 pm


    I would give anything to meet HER on the street!!

    It’s simply PERFECT!

  90. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Very nice .

  91. powenb

    August 2, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Just stunning!

  92. Valentina

    January 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

    gorgeous look, beautiful Carolina
    master of style and all that class!

  93. Melisa

    May 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm


  94. cool sneakers

    April 23, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I love everything that Carolina Herrera embodies, as a designer, as a business person, as a woman. Also, her personal style isn’t too shabby either :).

  95. Dax

    December 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Feminin. Love her style!

  96. William handley

    September 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Black skirt

  97. William handley

    September 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm


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