Monday, March 23, 2009

On the Street……Leathers & Feathers, Paris

(ok, those might not be feathers – but feathers rhymes betters)


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  1. Dick

    March 23, 2009 at 9:42 am

    A smile to bighten the day and such blue!

  2. -anna-

    March 23, 2009 at 9:46 am

    ooo lala! how sheek!

    • cg

      April 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      haha sheek

  3. Still Breathing

    March 23, 2009 at 9:49 am

    i love this

  4. The Concrete Commentator

    March 23, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Cute. lover her jacket

  5. anna

    March 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

    the look is fabulous and so parisienne… ;)

  6. mewkid

    March 23, 2009 at 10:03 am

    That skirt looks great! Love the facial expression too.

  7. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    March 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

    The jacket is cool. Like the blue colours

  8. Alice Olive

    March 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

    She always looks great. What a beautiful face. Hair is perfect.

  9. miss sophie

    March 23, 2009 at 10:14 am

    i love how monochromatic this is without being bland -all the textures and details manage to make this colorful and slightly subdued at the same time.

  10. Erik Hoff

    March 23, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I’m enchanted by people who can pass for a floating cloud.

  11. The Mad White Woman

    March 23, 2009 at 10:23 am

    It’s all about confidence. She’s got a lot!

  12. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:24 am

    look like feathers to me… nice blue!

  13. LivingGolden

    March 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I wouldn't copy anything about this outfit, but I LOVE it on her. She looks great. The rosy cheeks are a great accessory & her hair is fabulous.

  14. diane

    March 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Scott, I think that’s ostrich. I love the uniformity of the color.

  15. Maya

    March 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

    She looks pretty ordinary, but her outfit is exceptional! Love the colour!

  16. The Comet

    March 23, 2009 at 10:33 am

    That is extraordinary. Who couldn’t love a royal blue ostrich look?

    xxo HH

  17. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

    This is SO adorable!

  18. nookie

    March 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    great skirt

  19. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I agree with Living Golden, that is one great haircut and she has a really happy face, it goes with the lively spirit of her outfit, kind of makes it her own, i like that.
    Sart – re: the poetry – don’t give up the day job…

  20. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Love that jacket! Her haircut is perfect for her rosy face. Wish we could see her shoes!

  21. Law of Attraction

    March 23, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I think they are feathers and totally fab.

  22. Olviya

    March 23, 2009 at 11:02 am

    moreover, her outfit is perfectly matching with her hair!

  23. TINA

    March 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I love this! She looks beautiful

  24. modern antoinette

    March 23, 2009 at 11:16 am

    This is amazing. I love the midnight blue!!


  25. beths

    March 23, 2009 at 11:17 am

    maribou? Love the deep hues, proportion and pretty face.

  26. Christine--RHP

    March 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I think they are feathers—this is just adorable!!

  27. J. Rene'

    March 23, 2009 at 11:26 am

    She is perfect! The blue, her smile, the feathers-I love it all. I however, could never make this work!

  28. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Looks like your shopping your closet too ;-)

  29. Lady Lala

    March 23, 2009 at 11:31 am

    just gorgeous!

  30. AnonymousJK

    March 23, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Her smile says it all!

  31. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Love her hairdo!

  32. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

    correction: should read ,
    Sart , look like you shopping you own closet too ;-)

  33. aandhblog

    March 23, 2009 at 11:38 am

    The inky blue-black of the feathers and jacket is so enchanting! Great inspiration as always!


  34. Roberta Jane

    March 23, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I adore her haircut!

  35. iconjane

    March 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I have seen many of this ladies pictures here; which are always so cute, does anybody know who she is?

  36. -h

    March 23, 2009 at 11:47 am

    she is as cute as a button.

  37. pRiyA

    March 23, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Wow! I love this! Her smile, her hair, her clothes…lovely!

  38. Mickaƫl

    March 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm

  39. junglesiren

    March 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Leather and feathers go together like Valentino and spray tan (I love King Valentino – just riffing on the obvious). The first thing that slays me here is the color. How I love midnight blue. Secondly what a chic collection of textures.

    I don’t think that the ostrich (if that’s what it is) bit is a skirt, it looks like it’s attached to a cardigan. How clever and flirty and funky all at once.

    Feathers are great for a playful impact and here they’re done the perfect way: In a beautiful rich hue and paired with more “masculine” pieces – leather jacket, heavy pants, and keeping it all monochromatic and without preciousness or fussiness and, most importantly, without anything sparkling (which looks trashy or Vegasy with feathers). You gotta rock feathers with casual nonchalance, that’s all there is to that.

    Lastly, note how there’s nothing fighting with the feathers to be the center of attention….. except her beautiful face which may just win the battle. She’s lovely and that haircut is killer.


  40. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    cute. Her hair really makes this look work.

  41. closeup

    March 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    What a great outfit. Actually I think these are real feathers.

  42. Lemon for breakfast

    March 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Oh, that’s lovely! :)

  43. Julia.K.

    March 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    This woman is adorable!

  44. Teagan

    March 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm


  45. RousspƩtƩe

    March 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Nice outfit, nice smile and nice … poetry (or nearly) !


    March 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    She looks great. I love the fluffiness with the jacket. And that’s a hell of a smile! (Helps that her hair is super cute too.)

  47. Fly Girl

    March 23, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Those are feather and the jolt of cobalt blue with the girly feathers is fabulous!

  48. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    i think its marabou stork feathers – non? ugly bird, nice plumage…

  49. princess glee

    March 23, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    My dear Sart, I do beleive those are indeed ostrich feathers, so your title’s clever and accurate.

    How cute and sophiticated and fresh and classic this looks. Navy blue is so less severe and hard than black and still it offers the same simplicity. Such a wonderful color as illustrated here. I find the pants so unexpected and so perftect. Everything about her dress is perfect. I’m genuinely and eternally flabbergasted by how Parisiennes adorn themselves. For the life of me, I cannot locate the source from which their inspiration springs.

  50. coco

    March 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    perfect picture!

  51. Claire

    March 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    She and her outfit are too cute!

    Anyone know where the feathery skirt is from?

  52. Monalisa

    March 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Love the jacket. No feathers for me but she look adorable.

  53. amalie

    March 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    woww, that is so cute.
    loving the blue color !

  54. Sue

    March 23, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I wish I had her hair. I wish I could pull it off. Lovely.

  55. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    This reminds me wonderfully of the Louis Vuitton ads featuring Madonna (the ONLY living goddess!!)–and it was strange how Madonna was called out for wearing such an outfit . . . !
    What a fun sense of style–what a sense of humour and whimsy!

  56. PaperMichelle

    March 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Oh i luuuurrve this so much! She’s so friggin cute. Yay, blue!

  57. Journeys Through Fashion

    March 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Blue is one of my favorite colors for spring, and she pulls it off wonderfully. The feather skirt is an interesting touch and she pulls it off well!

  58. JasmineH.

    March 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Love this!!!!!!

  59. T.Nicole

    March 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I want that skirt!

  60. Shadan Saber

    March 23, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    So Cute!

  61. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    She makes me want to glue gun feathers to my jeans and float home!

  62. anonwomen

    March 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    So fresh and fun. The play on textures here is great. The leather keeps the feathers from being too frou frou. I think the colour really makes it work, in black I dont think this look would ‘sing’ as much.

  63. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I am getting this cut ASAP

  64. john benjamin pritchett

    March 23, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Very playful- her outfit and smile!

  65. Stephanie

    March 23, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Gorgeous, fresh and SO unexpected!

  66. thischicksgotstyle

    March 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I love how she wears it like it just jeans and a t-shirt.
    That’s true style!

    check out my style too at

  67. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    ah-door-rah-blah (adorable)She would be fun all day long. Love her.

  68. John Christopher

    March 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t know what that is, but she could be wearing a Muppet.

  69. Dominica

    March 23, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Blue is such an amazing colour and hell yeah, those look like feathers to me …:-)

  70. Emmadime

    March 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Can I be her please?

  71. Hickers

    March 23, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I love this picture. The haircut is the best and the feathers are something different.
    Am I the only one who is concerned about the dangers of smoking when wearing this outfit? If you see her Sart, please point out this potential hazard, as I’ll only worry.

  72. Brigadeiro

    March 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Perfect and effortless, not an easy feat with feathers! Absolutely gorgeous!

  73. Kyveli Sophia

    March 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I know the kind of woman that wears such a confident, relaxed smile with such open, friendly eyes, and her outfit reflects that personality beautifully. I, too, would have preferred to see this ensemble with tights instead of the pant, as it throws a distracting balancing effect into this silhouette instead of letting the leathers and feathers (oh you, touche!) sing like they would. Great color for her and yes, I believe the skirt is Louis Vuitton. But I am naive as to who she is; can someone please share her name and profession, since several people seem to know who she is?

    • Alma

      August 25, 2013 at 5:43 am

      She’s Eva Fontanelli, a fashion Italian editor…

  74. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Cool jacket and love the hair! Such a chic lady.

  75. indigo warrior

    March 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    It’s marabou. But what rhymes with that? Caribou? No. Then you would be relating this lovely, girly-girl to a stork and a moose. That would be no good.

    The feathers and leathers work. So does her outfit. So does the picture!

  76. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Yay! This photo made me smile. No judgment. This is just a happy image.

  77. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Simply the freshest of enchantment!

  78. anil

    March 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    nice blog

  79. Mariam

    March 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I LOVE her haircut!

  80. NVA

    March 23, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    great colour…
    i love it

    what about the title: leathers rhymes with weather too

  81. KiwiBella

    March 23, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Those are definitely feathers… but is the jacket even leather? Perhaps “quilt and quills”

    She is truly beautiful and you can see her sense of fun when you look at that smile. If I can’t be her, at least I would like to be her friend.

    What a delightful face shape, beautiful complexion, adorable hair… and a sense of cheeky fun to tie it all together.

    Love it.

  82. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Yes to the haircut! So refreshing. Down with ubiquitous long locks. Snoooore.

  83. Chelsea Lee

    March 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    this girl is lovely and i adore the combination of leather and feather here. well done.

  84. Jack Daniel

    March 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    her jacket is the best!

  85. That Hat Lady

    March 23, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I love how everyone in Paris dresses as creative as the Carrie Bradshaw character in Sex And The City. I sure wish I lived there.

  86. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I saw this lady walking on rue de castiglione, and I passed her thinking, “wow was she wearing feathers?!” how cool. I love it.

  87. The Bird's Eye

    March 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm

  88. sassafras

    March 24, 2009 at 1:30 am

    what a completely adorable individual. she’s like a lovely blue pixie…i LOVE her feathers, her haircut and how casually she’s wearing such an extraordinarily individual outfit.

  89. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Cuuuute! the hair and the feathers are a like shape, with the smile, cute!

  90. la principessa emicrania

    March 24, 2009 at 4:34 am

    this outfit’s perfection to me.

  91. Claire

    March 24, 2009 at 4:54 am

    The Hat Lady: There’s no way that everyone in Paris dresses like this! Sart just knows where to go to find the ones that do. I am used to seeing lots of chic women in, say, nice jeans, nice flats, a nice little top and a nice bag – classy but not wildly fashionable. I certainly never see people dressed like this more than once in a blue moon! It depends where you hang out, I guess.

  92. Julicious Fashionicious

    March 24, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Umm she is so cute and the feather is season trend!!

  93. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Feathers or not – it looks fabulous, especially in this beautiful dark blue.

  94. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 7:37 am

    @the hat lady : mmmh not everyone in paris dress like CB…believe me!!!!!and parisian believe NYer all dress like carrie… its funny I believe all girls all over the world have a fantasy of a city where they would dare and take the time to wear super cool Tutu like feather dresses with 78inches heel louboutin they would afford with all the million dollar they fantasy fashion job would pay them…oh and also they would have some cool place to attend where the cool crowd would totally get the feathers thing …

  95. Dan in Richmond

    March 24, 2009 at 8:18 am

    This is wonderful. The image loaded slowly and as soon as I came to the feathers I began to smile- actually I laughed out loud, but in delight! She’s lovely, too.

  96. Laura

    March 24, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Amazing, i like the colour. Great skirt!

  97. Courtney

    March 24, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I am totally with Anon 5:20, this picture just makes me smile. Gorgeous girl, gorgeous ensemble! And that hair – amazing!

  98. Reason Refills

    March 24, 2009 at 11:43 am

    There is something very calming about this image, the combination of the clothes and the relaxed pose make me smile.

  99. hippie_cyndi

    March 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    simply, wow.

  100. isabella

    March 24, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    can you look any cuter?! i would kill do wear that dress/skirt or whatever!

  101. Marina, ChloƩ and Andy

    March 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    amazeing look, specially the feather skirt!!

  102. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t think its a skirt either… it really looks like its part of the cardigan, and I think that makes it make sense with the pants. She looks great!

  103. Gaia

    March 24, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    this is lovelyyy

  104. older

    March 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    she is so beautiful! and her outfit is perfect

  105. Jazibelle

    March 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I love how the proportions of her hair match the proportion of her outfit.

  106. travelbug

    March 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    The square jacket with the square face. With a poof of feathers echoing the shape of her hair.

    What a poem.

    Blue is it this year, nez pas?

  107. lynn

    March 25, 2009 at 12:00 am

    what a beautiful shot. I love how the wind is ruffling her ‘feathers’.

  108. Miss Shlog

    March 25, 2009 at 12:53 am

    What a dream! The beautiful blues and her ruddy cheeks!

  109. kankalinhats

    March 25, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Diana, I think you will find, that the hungarian saying goes “sly bunny jumps big”, and it’s not at all a complimentary saying…this young lady however haas the most amazing smile, hair and I adore her jacket!

  110. Lady Humpalot - fun and fearless

    March 25, 2009 at 9:54 am

    this outfit is so cool!

  111. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:19 am

    she could wear anything and look good

  112. Petulia

    March 25, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    everything about this pic is perfect. I particularly like the color and the light. Her smile brightens up the scene

  113. lilalebkuchenherz

    March 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    cute :)

  114. Milena

    March 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    ….wish I could pull this off like her…love it!!!

  115. Sona

    March 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Spectacular, all that blue and that smile!

  116. jeannieLy

    March 26, 2009 at 2:15 am

    the outfit is beautiful. she is beautiful too!

  117. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 4:05 am

    fantastic haircut! i’m going to show this to my barber (yes, barber, not stylist) next time i go.

  118. the sophisticat

    March 26, 2009 at 5:32 am

    So many comments…mesmerizing, that’s why.

    From top. To bottom.

  119. keli *

    March 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    aw very cute. simple, yet makes a statement.

  120. Mircalla

    March 26, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Her name is Eva, she is italian and works for Elle magazine – as far as I know.

    It is always a pleasure to see her here…

  121. Joan

    March 27, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Just great!
    the hair, the smile, the eyes, the feathers…the pose!
    Love it!

  122. creativegirl

    March 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    love your rhyme:)

  123. The EcoDiva

    March 29, 2009 at 2:57 am

    She is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen ;)

  124. T

    April 2, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    So sweet. So sweet. So sweet!!!
    Love her face. Love the hair. Love the clothes.

  125. Beautybooty

    June 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    What a fabulous ensemble on such a pretty woman! This seriously inspires me to revamp my wardrobe.

  126. merlin

    August 16, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    she's so sweet!

  127. Khadija El Sharawy

    August 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Wow. Great use of texture in this picture; it really highlights the monochromatic shades of blue.

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