Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On the Street…..Little Leopard, Lotta Yellow, Paris

For me, this shot is all about wearing color in a bland colorless city.

Look how she explodes out of the background griege of it all.

Again I don’t really think this is about these specific clothes but about the idea of color in a black and white world.


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  1. Aych

    March 30, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Not a fan of the leopard but give her points for confidence. MAJOR fan of her coat – Can I please have one? kthnks. x

  2. Noa Raviv

    March 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    great picture, cool style!

  3. Farmer Sutra

    March 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    little kitty, lottah he-lloooo!

  4. bianka

    March 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    cool oufit!
    love the yellow coat =)

  5. SabinePsynopsis

    March 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Full on! I took a photograph of a leopard clad lady in Paris once, but she was around 80 years old. Once a wild cat, always a …


    March 30, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    She is a print master and the yellow jacket is perfect with everything. She pulls it off!


  7. veuve_sa

    March 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    The yellow jacket with that green bangle gets my vote. I'm still learning about leopard, but this lady wears it with a smile and confidence. I love the movement in this shot, too.

  8. Michele

    March 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    you have to be certain type of person to wear this. More costume than clothes

  9. Anonymous

    March 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    oh NO. SHE. DIDN'T!

  10. Michael

    March 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Reminds me of Lavay Smith.

  11. Anonymous

    March 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    adventure blossoms! persephone is back.. what an eye for spring….great


    March 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm


    Yours Truly


  13. Nedda Ebo

    March 30, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    OMG! I'm so in love!! Something about the sunglasses doesn't look right but everything else is so fantastic…loooooooooooove this! x

  14. MonsieurMonsieur

    March 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    That is fabulous in a major way!


  15. Flor M.

    March 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Pretty in yellow and leopard!

  16. Flowerchildstyle.blogspot.com

    March 30, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Too much leopard but love the coat, perfect for Spring!


  17. Benedetta

    March 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm

  18. Anonymous

    March 30, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    This is perfect. She is free to be and looks happy and comfortable. Though there's a lot going on, it's as though she's naked.

  19. Jennifer

    March 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Overall she's got style and confidence, but her top makes her look very wide at the waist. Great hair and coat, though!

  20. katkas

    March 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    your photos are so inspiring
    i absolutely love your blog


  21. Shaz

    March 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    It is definitely more of a costume than merely clothing. I love her coat, bright green bangle, shoes and those divine Balenciaga sunglasses.


    March 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    amazing leopard…and yellow jacket is perfect

  23. Korver

    March 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Not a fan. But I do like her shades and her sense of self.

  24. Felicity

    March 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I can't make out what that is peeking out beneath her half-top. It looks so strange.

  25. Kristiaan.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    While I really don't like that leopard print, kudos to her for the confidence she has in wearing such a 'loud' piece of clothing.

    Absolutely LOVE L-O-V-E the coat and her accompanying green accessory

  26. Kristiaan.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    While I really don't like that leopard print, kudos to her for the confidence she has in wearing such a 'loud' piece of clothing.

    Absolutely LOVE L-O-V-E the coat and her accompanying green accessory

  27. Anonymous

    March 30, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    she does so wrong its right really well – the green bangle sets it off perfectly

  28. wear to get it

    March 30, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    overload but she makes it work.


    profiling the stylish at home

  29. Yeji Jun

    March 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm

  30. Anonymous

    March 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Hi, Mr Sheffield

  31. Kate Rose

    March 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Naah, a tad too tacky for my ever so sophisticated seventeen year old taste. Not my cuppa tea, but at least she has her own point of view.

  32. Jessica

    March 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    i completely agree. this shot is fantastic !

  33. fshnvctm

    March 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    My eye saw the GREEN bangle right off the top! Props to "owning" her look.

  34. Anonymous

    March 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I love the addition of the grass green bangle. It adds an unexpected touch that somehow completes the look.


  35. -h

    March 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    She is fabulous and she KNOWS it!
    Whether someone likes it or not, you gotta admire her for that, and her commitment. Like you said, she is a burst of sunlight in a bland world

  36. battlingthedinosaurs

    March 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Wow I love the pop of color!

  37. Anonymous

    March 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    OMG! i have to applaud her for her bravery ^_^

  38. bird of light

    March 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    As you have pointed out the great juxtaposition between her colorful, printed outfit, against the "greige" as you so aptly put it – of the city behind, I am also finding endearing the contrast on your blog of current streetwear/photography/fashion, and also the vintage/style/photos..

    Loving it!

  39. foshoko

    March 30, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    hat's off to a woman who will walk down the street wearing so "much" with such confidence, regardless of whether you like it! and all things considered, i've seen that much leopard look a whole lot worse, usually more often than not…

  40. chula

    March 31, 2010 at 12:46 am

    viva yellow!!!

    we should put more color in our grey cities;-)

  41. The Photodiarist

    March 31, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Lotta leopard and lotta yellow.

  42. princess glee

    March 31, 2010 at 12:58 am

    No need to excuse her clothes, looks hot.

  43. Jason laucht

    March 31, 2010 at 1:18 am

    mamma mia!! I'd steal that coat! lol

  44. Kazuko

    March 31, 2010 at 1:31 am

    wow, looks like she'd just landed from another planet. great pic!

  45. Annika

    March 31, 2010 at 1:33 am

    I just love that she seems so happy to be her!

  46. Alexia

    March 31, 2010 at 1:44 am

    my god this coat is fantastic, and the bracelet, the glasses…!

    The contrast with the background gives us "food for thought"!

  47. mary

    March 31, 2010 at 2:47 am


  48. AnAzevedo

    March 31, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Lovely glasses, coat and bangle.
    The leopard suit is soooooooo ugly… but she wears the ensemble with such confidence that I have to like her… she's fierce!

  49. Giovanella

    March 31, 2010 at 5:55 am

    OMG who is this women?! hurra for color and life!!

  50. denika

    March 31, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Thank god someone else is wearing colour in Paris! HURRAH BEAUTIFUL COLOURFUL LEOPARDESS! It can be scary wearing colour in such a dark place! It's like going to work naked how many odd disapproving looks you get.

  51. K

    March 31, 2010 at 7:43 am

    This is the attitude everyone should have to dressing


    March 31, 2010 at 8:23 am

    You don't need sun when you have a girl like that on the streets. Love her!

  53. eleni

    March 31, 2010 at 8:32 am

    ok,everything is cool but the tights under the pants, not!at all!

  54. Anonymous

    March 31, 2010 at 8:39 am

    wow greattttt, love her!

  55. tiarastrash

    March 31, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Wow! I love the attention to detail, the green bracelet and matching green frame on her glasses really pop out at you.


  56. @nnoushka

    March 31, 2010 at 9:58 am

    welcome summer!

  57. AnonymousJK

    March 31, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Even a blind man could see her coming! Definitely not anything I'd ever attempt to wear, but I give her 10 cool points for trying!

  58. Elisabeth Adele

    March 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    i applaud her for stepping outside bland colors and standing out! an effort truly remarkable.

  59. Martin Blink

    March 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Absolutely right. She certainly makes a splash in grey Paris all right. As if she'd just stepped out of Brussels. I love it!

  60. Ian

    March 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    And has noone else noticed the green cardigan with deliciously over-sized buttons peeking from beneath her yellow overcoat???

    FABULOUSITY (pardon for using that Kimora Lee-trademarked word – but for lack of a better one!!!) at its best!!!

  61. Anonymous

    March 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    She looks a little like a young Leslie Caron. What is she wearing around her waist? A very large belt?

  62. Daftboy

    March 31, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I love the balance between the green bangle on one arm and then (diagonally down) the green lamppost you can just see under her other arm….I hope that is a lucky coincidence, or you are an even better photographer than I thought!

  63. Kirsten James Ferguson

    March 31, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    she is definitely living life to the fullest. What beautiful colors!

  64. anne

    March 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I don't really like leopard, but that yellow coat is amazing! I hate it when people wear all black or grey when spring is just arriving, it's like disrespecting the sun for finally returning after those cold months.

  65. grizzlesnort

    March 31, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Sol many of your recent pictures of professional fashionistas show people who clearly live in mortal terror of bad taste. MEOW to them. This lady totally out-rocks them all.

  66. Dusk

    March 31, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    "griege"!!!! Oh yes!!
    I am 'borrowing' this word to describe the lacklustre malaise that seems to grip our hueman world.
    I love this woman's attitude. It really is… I Am Woman. Hear Me Roar!!

    the DUSK zone

  67. GUGA

    April 1, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Eartha kitt would love this…roaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrr… have fun …when ur edgy u are succesful..when ur not..well… ur invisibe… we will never know…

  68. Tata

    April 1, 2010 at 5:19 am

    She ALWAYS does that!!!!

    "Can you be just a little less wonderful?"



  69. Daniele

    April 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I'm with you. Bam!

  70. Filing Cabinets

    April 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I think he is very confident to be able to appear different in public, very interesting ..

    Best Regards,

  71. Little Lovables

    April 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    love how her green bangle matches the color and angle of the green sign post showing behind her in the photo right under her bag.

  72. Christina

    April 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Hey, to each his own right? Style is in the eye of the beholder. She is a wonderful, colorful reminder that color is refreshing.


  73. swingsandskateboards

    April 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Love it! Loud and proud!

  74. laweezil

    April 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    gorgeous and daring. Wish i had the guts ……

  75. r*dean

    April 2, 2010 at 12:22 am

    it is quite lovely how she does indeed 'explode' off the image. nice catch. People are afraid of colour. I think i'm more in awe/give kudo's to people that wear what they want with out excuse.

  76. scarebaby

    April 2, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Not sure I would call Paris bland and colorless, but this photo is da bomb!!!!


  77. Amy

    April 2, 2010 at 3:56 am

    This is fun. I love her style. She's made my day :)

  78. Anonymous

    April 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Paris is not bland!

  79. Anonymous

    April 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    The yellow coat is wonderful – would love one myself! The leopard wouldn't be my choice.

  80. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    April 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm


  81. The Accessory Lady

    April 3, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    That is a LOTTA leopard print, but she owns it, therefore it's somehow rather attractive. Very cool. Perhaps she was channeling Gaga.


  82. Angela R Miller

    April 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I would like to have a cocktail with this woman. Such verve!

  83. lydy

    April 6, 2010 at 12:50 am

    That's why I always cart a bright yellow umbrella around for rainy days.

  84. Kar

    April 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Maybe in Paris leopard doesn't mean "Cougar." I love how she matches those shoes (who has STRAPPY leopard heels?) yet she knows that the splash of green totally set off the outfit.

    You don't always need to use a spot of red.

  85. Accidental Foodie

    April 6, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    simply amazing.

  86. Vanya

    April 26, 2010 at 4:50 am

    I just bought the same colour coat on Saturday and I'm wearing it today, it truly does brighten up your day! I paired it with a chocolate brown t-shirt over black leggings & pumps and a long vintage necklace made of polished bone.

  87. Anonymous

    June 12, 2010 at 4:31 am

    The leopard print on its own would have been obnoxious but ironically, the bold yellow jacket tones down the print. Again, this isn't about the clothes, but the bright uplifting colors against the drab clothed commons amidst the cold shadows.

  88. Maria de Fatima Moraes Rodrigues

    January 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Fantástica combinação, leopard, Yellow, e o toque de verde da pulseira, show!

  89. Zhor Tiber

    May 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

    It’s Me ! It’s AMAZING, OMG ! In The Sartorialist

    http://www.zhornema.com the Website i’m Designer

  90. Ritoot

    February 9, 2017 at 8:47 am

    The yellow jacket with that green bangle gets my vote but this lady wears it with a smile and confidence. I love the movement in this shot, too.

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