Monday, August 17, 2009

On the Street…Ninth Ave., NYC

With all white the slightest touch of color can be just enough.


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  1. sarah

    August 17, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    beautiful effortless style

  2. Donas da Bijoux

    August 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    lovely sunny day and outfit!

    the blue necklace is just the perfect complement!

  3. Miguel

    August 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Simplemente bella!

  4. mister plenty

    August 17, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    hey you mister sartorialist man!!
    i just discouvered your blog and ran all the archives in two days ehehe
    i'm totally inlove with your aesthetics, you're already marked on my favourites..
    and by the way, you should come to portugal, i think you'd be amazed with the great street people you can find here!
    i'm an artisan and bag designer and your pictures are beeing of great inspiration, specially in terms of color pallette!
    thanks you and keep up the good job ;)

  5. Little Red

    August 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    A white dress is absolutely perfect for summer. She looks so fresh and casual. I love the pop of color with the blue necklace. It makes this look so much more interesting.

  6. rekha.

    August 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    true. love the gold bangles and the green flip flops. fun play on that goddess-like white summer dress.

  7. funkyou

    August 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    simple and clean..perfect for this hot weather ,,,

  8. metscan

    August 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    She looks pretty. If only she wore some other shoes, the picture would be perfect.

  9. beba,

    August 17, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Mhm, looks so sweet and clean.

    Peace and love!

  10. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I absolutely hate it when people ruin a beautiful outfit with a pair of beach flip-flops. Otherwise this would've been beautiful!

    • Nívia

      November 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      yes, it´s true, the sandals ruins everything

  11. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I agree about the color. But that "see-through" is scary.

  12. Ms. B

    August 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Lovely! Very diaphanous!

    Happy Monday!


  13. MsSvelteNY

    August 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    That see-through reminds me of that Diana Spencer pic. Love it.

  14. hectordugo

    August 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I hate flip flops! it ruins everything, desolé…

  15. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Love the white, but she needs a slip!

  16. Amy

    August 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Simply perfect!

    I always love a touch of turquoise with white.

  17. Nicolas

    August 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    She is ready to spend a day at the beach, but for a day in the city i would have changed the flip flops for something else!

    Anyway, love u!

  18. Couture Millinery Atelier.

    August 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I love it!Very fresh, so cool, she is like a much needed in New York breeze.:-))))

  19. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Too bad about the cigarette.

    For those who say "no flip-flops", what then?

    • Valentina

      November 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      a pair of spadrilles, for instance, a pair of sandals, in heels, not so high,

  20. morgan

    August 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    flip flops are NOT shoes .. they're beach wear.

  21. StreetstyleNews

    August 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Tailor-made outfit for the Hamptons – but in the city it's even more exciting!

  22. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Agreed, she needs a slip. Even in the photo I can see her undergarments and it is distracting from the beauty of the dress and the woman.

    • Maria

      October 11, 2016 at 1:54 am

      A slip would ruin everything.

  23. hayleysherie

    August 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    This woman reminds me of Frida Kahlo…

    and maybe everyone should give her a break about the flip flops… maybe she just got a pedi!

    love the bangles!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Ashley

    August 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    So so true. Except I would lose the flip flops.

  25. Emom

    August 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    OH my!
    Truly classic…
    no need to cover the transparency…
    less seen than at the beach…
    This look is perfect during a vacation at Cape Cod…

  26. adelaidegalsblahg

    August 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    the dress is nice and i like the incongruity of the thongs with the floaty dressy dress..but adding the necklace to me is too much..looks very pedestrian..

    i would have prefer nothing..then the focus would be the thongs..simple

  27. Dannie

    August 17, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    angelic dress, i love her necklace as well!

  28. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    She almost had it, flip flops ruined the look.

  29. Lucio Lemos

    August 17, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    not only flip-flops but brazilian Havaianas. cool as hell.

  30. elisabeth

    August 17, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    well, i am the flip flop queen if there ever was one. i think that on her, with that dress, the sandals keep it casual, not prissy, relaxed rather than stuffy. i love wearing a pretty little dress, some eye-popping jewelery and my flip-flops. that's my style all the way, and i get compliments all the time. it needn't be foo-foo head to toe, you know?

  31. Elaine

    August 17, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Lovely young woman. Like that her hair is away from her face. Nice bangles. But is that a cigarette in her right hand? Too bad. The shadows on the sidewalk are also very nice, and the contrast of the buildings on the left and the trees on the right.

  32. Rita

    August 17, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Very beautiful! But I would have opted for a nice pair of sandals :)

  33. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Dangerously see-through.

  34. Jane (Melb)

    August 17, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I think the ethereal white dress is loosely disguising her hidden desire for comfy shoes, rockin' sunnies and cigarettes! This picture reminds me to see beyond first impressions…

  35. Mikki on the go

    August 17, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Such a dramatic contrast to the photo right below (a couple who dressed to kill in black).
    I go for BLACK in NYC even in summer!

  36. Charlotte K

    August 17, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I don't think these dresses and flipflops are appropriate citywear, but having said that, she looks deliciously cool.

  37. Rafe New York

    August 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    All white in the summer with a hint of color is always right. I wish she wore something else instead of a flip flop though.
    Just posted an all white pic of a girl wearing a Rafe bag on my blog:

  38. josh

    August 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    those look like hawaiian bracelets

  39. greendress

    August 17, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    i think she looks beautiful and relaxed. isn't that important? i'm not sure why some viewers remark on the lack of a slip. there is nothing even vaguely slutty looking about her dress, comportment nor attitude.

    i find her look refreshing and inspired on a god awful hot and sleep inducing humid day.

  40. holly

    August 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Nothing says cool and pure better than white with a pop of turquoise
    blue jewelry…Its always on my list and pretty much my summertime uniform

  41. stylefyles

    August 17, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    the turquoise really does pop….though I have to agree I wish she was rocking some contrasting bright heels…..something unexpected like olive or plum. still, i love the sheer white maxi for the summer, with a big bold necklace.

  42. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Awesome neckless.

  43. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I agree with the flip flops comment. A chic pair of gladiators would have been more fitting.

  44. Sondra

    August 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Summer epitomized

  45. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    White plimsolls would have been an alternative

  46. The Calvin Show

    August 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Yup. The flip flops sort of throw the outfit off for me. Gladiators probably would have done the same since I'm SO over them. I'm not sure what shoe I would give this woman. Maybe because I don't like the dress either? :(

  47. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I used to bash the flip flops. I would avoid them. Especially the ubiquitous brown leather flip flops seen everywhere with everything.

    Then I realized how free my feet felt when I wore them. Light. My toes could breathe a bit.

    I don't wear them with everything, but now and again they feel great.

    This woman looks great. Cool, relaxed.

  48. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Here in Sydney no one would blink at the 'flip flops'. I'd rather look at this relaxed woman than that tryhard pair in black below (although it is a marvellous double portrait).

  49. chicmuse

    August 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm



  50. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    a slip. remember those? they are beautiful and functional.

  51. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 12:39 am

    you call them flipflops, we (in australia) call them thongs. And they can look good – but not when they look like tacky black rubber.

  52. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 12:57 am

    i love love love it.
    she looks like she's vacationing in santorini or southern italy… BELLA!

  53. L

    August 18, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Love it, I'm not sure if the toes are working for me though.

  54. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 1:15 am

    I love the look, including the cig., which gets lost in the sea of white. The red in the sunglasses, the turquoise necklace and the gold bangles make it a very clean summer look.Now for the flip flops…I'm glad to see the feet were, at least, well manicured; otherwise it would have been an infraction (serious or otherwise).

  55. Florence

    August 18, 2009 at 1:42 am

    I love the centre part in her hair and the dress, but…..scrolled down and wondered why would someone with such a lovely sense of style would ruin the whole effect with those mundane flip flops?

  56. Cobalt Violet

    August 18, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Love the turquoise and white … and the bracelets. Very summer fresh. When you are in the city … a SLIP please. (Unless you are in Santa Monica.)

  57. samantha ezra.

    August 18, 2009 at 4:13 am

    the blue of that necklace really pops out in contrast. but it looks so good.

  58. Sinta

    August 18, 2009 at 5:21 am

    That blue necklace just pops out.

  59. F.

    August 18, 2009 at 5:38 am

    True. The colour makes the outfit.

    I love the colour on her toe nails too.

  60. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 5:54 am

    With no transparency,no frip flops and no sigarette, it would be another narrow minded and boring girl who lives her life "by the book".

  61. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Ahh… nothing says cool better than a menthol cigarette hahahaha.

    Nice toes.


  62. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 6:48 am

    she reminds me of isabella rosselini

  63. Debarge

    August 18, 2009 at 7:33 am

    i concur with the thongs/flip flops (sorry, thats what we call them in aus! lol) comments.
    but that particular necklace is quite the distraction =D

  64. Carrie

    August 18, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Wow this picture is stunning. I love how clean and simple the dress looks on this lady.

  65. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 10:20 am

    it's a nice look! But nothing really special….
    flip-flops from old navy…

  66. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 11:43 am

    The flip flops make it look less stuffy and put together. There is something to be said about not being too uptight with fashion.

    Though I love all of your shots and am inspired by them, there are all together too many pictures of super skinny (unhealthy)smokers!

  67. ♥

    August 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    She is in New York City, give her a break on the flipflops! I have my trusty flipflops whenever I walk 20 blocks to and from work. But I change to my sandals once I get in the office.

    Anyway, I have a similar outfit that I'll be wearing to a club. The turquoise and white contrast is beautiful!

  68. Anton P. S.

    August 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    It's probably already been said, but I would have like a simple gladiator sandal with this. Other than that, it's really nice, and screams summer.

  69. Almaty Street Fashion

    August 18, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    So angelous! And like vacation style. Love it!

  70. Antoinette

    August 18, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    The dress practically dissolves into the sidewalk, thus procuring a stunning elongation effect. I recall ads Ralph Lauren ran for years centered around a similar, simplistic turquoise and white color story. Nothing screams summer louder than the fresh and aesthetically please combination.

  71. Intrinsically Florrie

    August 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I just love the colour of that necklace, and it goes so nicely with the neckline and colour (or lack of) of the dress.
    Indeed nearly everything I've bought lately seems to be turquoise.

  72. pink avenue

    August 18, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    she looks gorgeous and effortless, especially with the turquoise, but the flip-flops were a poor choice. simple and chic sandals would have done the outfit justice.

  73. Anonymous

    August 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Very nice…but not a big fan of flip flop in cities where there are no beaches!!!

  74. Noelle + Kendall

    August 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    We love her dress,
    she looks beautiful! so summer chic

    -N + K

  75. Margo

    August 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    She can wear casual sandals, leather, that breathe – doesn't have to be black Old Navy flip flops. Way too boring. Sandals can be sexy AND walkable!
    I agree that she needs a slip. It's not a modesty issue – it just looks sloppy.

  76. Fashion4Life

    August 18, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    chic and sleek. although a different pair of shoes wouldnt hurt…

  77. Louis Duke

    August 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Love it! I got your book in the mail today! It is so amazing! I am loving every moment of looking through it.

  78. Sade Jasal

    August 18, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    That's perfect for summer. I would wear it.

  79. Ljubica

    August 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    this photo exemplifies the lesson that needs to be learned time & time again: less is more

  80. nabila

    August 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Love white in summer – white linen,cotton,silk,chiffon or whatever.

    It's a very clean look.I wish she had worn something other than flip flops though.

  81. Anonymous

    August 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Flip flops, sneakers, pj bottoms… All have their time and place, but too often we see them outside of their intended uses and purposes. I see too many beautifully dresses women whose outfit is ruined by a pair of flip flops, and this one is a good example: effortless, light, beautiful… and flip flops? They belong on a beach or in the public shower, she'd be better off barefoot.

  82. Anonymous

    August 19, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Fresh pedicure… looking at this woman one should know the shoe change was just minutes away!

  83. Lizzy

    August 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    love this dress!

  84. Anonymous

    August 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Finally – someone dressed for the heat of summer! No blazers, no all-black ensembles, no wool. She looks so cool and comfortable.

    So refreshing!

  85. ebayfashionaddict

    August 19, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Turquoise jewelry makes everything better

  86. Alsk

    August 20, 2009 at 2:57 am

    She looks very fresh and peaceful. It's a shame she is smoking.

  87. Manja

    August 20, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I love this beautiful summer ensemble! The only thing that is bothering me (next to the cigarette) are the flipflops….but that's a personal thing between flipflops and me. I just don't like them very much.

  88. Anonymous

    August 20, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I love the combination of turquoise and white, and the necklace is really pretty but I think her dress is way too transparent. I'd wear a dress like this to the beach, not in the city.

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    August 21, 2009 at 6:04 am

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  91. Anonymous

    August 21, 2009 at 8:06 am

    This is an individual. Hura!

  92. Mockoff - Emily

    August 21, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    The blue pops the white so well. Nice choice for the last few weeks of summer.

  93. frankie

    September 11, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    i like this kind of outfit.its simple,its compftarble,yet stylish and pretty but i think the flip flops totally ruined the outfit

  94. anna kim

    September 29, 2009 at 11:32 am

    wow so refreshing

  95. CJ

    November 21, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Lovely. She looks like a mirage in the heat.

  96. Tomas

    October 24, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Nice look until you get down to the cigarette and the flip flops.

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