Tuesday, May 13, 2008

On the Street…Cold Spring Layering, Manhattan


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  1. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 8:23 am

    It seems to me she carefully chose her outfit for the day- one very glittery piece, some darker tones, black leggings, and then the bag balances the shines and the darks. But then something happened with the shoes! I think the lower waistline makes her legs look a bit shorter, and she would have had to counter this with high heels. Heck, what do I know? I like the look other than the shoes. Jorge from West Palm Beach

  2. Stacy

    May 13, 2008 at 8:33 am

    great little outfit.

    i so want to get the shoes, but…

  3. Sterling-haired Lady

    May 13, 2008 at 8:36 am

    maybe she has shoes in her bag and will change them when she gets where she is going?

  4. Moi

    May 13, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Maybe those are her walking shoes and she’s got her stylin’ shoes in her bag, and you just didn’t give her enough time to switch them out? I’m diggin the background.

  5. porsha

    May 13, 2008 at 8:58 am

    oh i love this. Although slightly jealous as I would just look silly in something like this in the daytime.
    its like a toned down susie bubble style!

  6. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 9:16 am

    omg i LOVE those shoes! where can i get a pair like that?

  7. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 9:48 am

    i think the shoes are great!
    I love the way she mixes them with the glittering piece…very relaxed

  8. Laguna Beach Trad

    May 13, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Nice photo, Sart. I particularly like the distinctive shoes. If I saw this young lady on the street, I would commend her on her effort. Good show.

  9. i_like_that_bag

    May 13, 2008 at 10:13 am

    That is a nice bag. Anyone know where it’s from?

  10. F.A.

    May 13, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I’d absolutely wear something like this. Love the textures and the color scheme is perfect.

  11. Kate

    May 13, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I really like this outfit…it’s almost like an art project collage with coloured tissue paper and wool and tin foil (does that translate transatlantically??) and some black pen. I also think the colours are beautiful.

  12. tj

    May 13, 2008 at 10:41 am

    No zebras were killed to make those shoes. :-)
    A fun, casual look. She looks comfortable. Too bad she didn’t check the weather report before leaving the house. It’s a shame she has to carry that big coat.

  13. Carolina Lange

    May 13, 2008 at 10:58 am


  14. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    looks like a DIY skirt! impressive.

  15. Sean Watson

    May 13, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    There are a couple different outfits in this. The shoes, leggings, and gold create one. The blue is a pastel and doesn’t match that, but could go with the coat. The sweater goes with the coat, but not the blue or the gold. The shoes go with the coat as do the leggings and gold combined add a white, tan, mustard, or burnt umber shirt. The bag works with that too.

  16. Dave Gold

    May 13, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    This picture is an exquisite example of why this is the world’s most creative blog

  17. tiff

    May 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    i like it! it does kind of look like an art project but totally wearable. i would love to see how it would look with different shoes…

  18. cassaundra

    May 13, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Is it possible that I’m the only woman who doesn’t like metallics this season?

    I think so.

  19. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    To the first poster, a corrction in terms – those are NOT leggings. They’re opaque tights and make a big difference paired with the outfit. Leggings would not work.

  20. the swede

    May 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    I like the outfit except for the shoes, those are horrible!!

  21. Jessica

    May 13, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    fabulous!! my favorite in so long!
    the funny thing is though, that i thought the detail shot was of a sleeve!!


    May 13, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    you are far better than facehunter.
    just want to pitch that in there.

  23. carrot

    May 13, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Does anyone know where the bag comes from? Or the other pieces of the outfit for that matter?


  24. Daniel

    May 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    the bag is botkier for whoever was wondering.

  25. Laura

    May 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    While I would not wear this particular outfit in a millennium, I find it so inspiring. I love the attention to different textures and colors and how she repeats the metallics in the skirt and bag. She clearly sees dressing in the morning as a creative endeavor and personal expression, not just something she has to do to avoid prosecution for indecent exposure. I’ll be thinking of her when I’m standing in front of my closet tomorrow morning.

  26. norawoah

    May 13, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    The metalic is so wonderfully unexpected. I love the shoes, but with a different outfit. The shoes bring it back to high school a little bit. I do, however, love zebra print.

  27. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    i would be completely in love with this outfit if she wore it with heels or flats but those shoes ruin it for me.
    i know it makes it more unique and balanced or whatever but it destroys the whole glamour and chicness for me
    still, great catch

  28. rosemary x

    May 13, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    that detail shot is just gorgeous.

  29. Style Slicker

    May 13, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    great look

  30. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    it seems like she’s accidentally fashionable. like she is someone who just puts on whatever and it just comes out looking great.

  31. Stinabear

    May 13, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I really adore the bag.

  32. lis

    May 13, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I think she looks great. I love all of the different textures. It’s a fun mix. I’m just sorry that she had to lug that coat around. Maybe some sort of lightweight anorak would’ve been better?

    And I LOVE her bag! It calls to me like a siren.

  33. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I agree with the sweed, those shoes are ick.

  34. Madalena

    May 13, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Love the gold… the shoes, not so much (sorry)…

  35. Susan

    May 13, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    i love Kate’s comment about how this looks like an art project collage.

    Spot on!

  36. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Whenever you put color next to black it looks horrible.
    black with black or black with white. Period

  37. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I’d like to go on a date with this pretty lady

  38. y.f. dubble

    May 13, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    this is pretty fly because the shoes are out there too but it all seems fairly subtle and understated.

    well done.

  39. Anne Corrons

    May 13, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    So great, so vibrant!


    May 13, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    I love how all of the colors just work togeather.

  41. eyefordetail

    May 13, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I love this look! I actually tried to pull something like this together last week and as I arrived to pick the kids up from school (trying to be a somewhat funky mama) a couple of people commented: “Did you walk today?!”. Surely groovey trainers and tights have sartoral rights, not merely as go-betweens?

  42. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Amazing! More conventional shoes would diminish the cool nonchalance and creativity of her look…

  43. ber

    May 13, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    guys, the shoes are from brazilian designer oskar metsavaht (check out a lotta good stuff at osklen.com). u can find them at osklen stores in nyc (meatpacking district and soho).

  44. citizen

    May 14, 2008 at 4:01 am

    I like the shoes with that outfit. It sets off all the gold/yellow/brown in the rest of the clothing.

  45. citizen

    May 14, 2008 at 4:16 am

    Also, to eyefordetail:
    That’s a shame that you were mistaken for a jogger! I know tights can be difficult to work into an outfit without looking like you’re going running.

    If I may, I suggest trying tights with a pair of oxfords, or flats/trainers that don’t look quite like proper running shoes. I like to pair my black tights with my favourite pair of white Swears:

    (And although you’re probably smarter than this, be sure you’re not pulling a Lindsay Lohan, a.k.a. mistaking your tights for trousers!)

  46. Gabriela

    May 14, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Very interesting dress. It is so nice to look at.
    Did she make it? Or does anyone know the shop/designer? Thanks!

  47. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 7:15 am

    I love this outfit! – but there are a few little things that make it less appealing. For example, the lower waistband does create the illusion of shorter legs, and there is no waist to balance it!!! None-the-less, the textures are absolutely fabulous & a v. cute ensemble.

  48. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    It’s funny how the color of the hair can complement an outfit so well. I don’t think it would have worked all that well if she would have had, lets say, blond hair. it’s all about dressing in the colors that works for you..

  49. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    shoes like that are very easy to create – you just have to buy some cheep normal white shoes and than you can pimp the shoes up with the colour of silver grafitty :)

  50. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Illusion of short legs? (anonymous above) Yeah maybe, but my guess is that if her legs look shorter, that’s because she is short and that “illusion” often happens when a short person wears sneakers like that. (I know cuz I have almost exact same body type as hers, trust me having a higher waistband does not cure it) But you know, heck who cares if your legs look a little short. Not everone’s 5’10” and I think part of have personal style is really about not being afraid to appear a little less perfect than say, Carolyn Murphy. Look at Kate Moss, her legs a little weird, but she’s nonetheless so beautiful. Our current conceptions of beauty tell us that you need a bit of imperfection to be perfectly beautiful.
    by the way, that skirt and those sneakers are making me want to shop.:)

  51. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 1:22 am

    amen to anon 6:22 – I really think the illusion of “short legs” really suits her; she looks adorable! I don’t think everyone should have to look like they have mile-long legs.

  52. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I love her outfit, and she is a dream. She looks like a studious young lady from the 1960s. So young and so free. Timeless.

  53. pi

    May 22, 2008 at 4:31 am

    love these closeups sprinkled throughout the blog, looks brilliant

  54. truc-lee

    May 28, 2008 at 3:12 am

    wow…it’s a mean feat that she can work metallics into her daywear and pull it off. she doesn’t look garish in the slightest

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