Saturday, September 19, 2009

On the Street….Tonal Trenching, NYC


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  1. Soren Lorensen

    September 19, 2009 at 5:05 pm


    and i like the banana skin, it adds that dash of colour

  2. Ljubica

    September 19, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    such great shots, love the tone on tone.. so chic & timeless..

  3. phyllis

    September 19, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I made myself a trench from McCall's 5525 and it's my favorite coat by far! There are some beauties out there in RTW too, not at all like the baggy shapeless trenches I recall from 20 years ago.

  4. hi-d

    September 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    It can't be that time of year yet! Nice trenches!

  5. moded'amour

    September 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm

  6. diane

    September 19, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    What a coincidence, I just busted out my navy wool trench today. Lightest wool ever, feels like a bathrobe, looks like a trench.
    Love the smile on the first girl. Nothing works like a pretty smile.
    Great humor to the second shot. I immediately looked at her shoes, I guess expecting to see a piece of mashed banana. Nice shoes.

  7. StylePicks

    September 19, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    So chic

  8. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    the banana is the best accessory!

  9. Brian

    September 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    The first looks like a 1950's promotional pic of the stewardess uniforms for Beige Air.

    The second has the loosely tied belt, sunglasses on the head, and sexier shoes that keep a trench from looking stuffy and dated.

  10. Style Odyssey

    September 19, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    even though they're not for me (i live in the tropics), i do love a simple trench…prefer black, though.
    good pics, especially the second.

  11. MaxW

    September 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Yes. The ultimate spring/autumn outer wear. Easy to combine but I love the photos.

  12. Fermina M

    September 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Love the shoes on the second (and the banana + red nails) but I have to say that to me trenches= snore= conservative, not chic.

  13. S.I.Q.

    September 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    love the color of the trenches!

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  14. Jen Hallstrom

    September 19, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    both great pics but the 2nd one stood out. Love the tone on tone look.

  15. sofiasophie

    September 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I am very found of trench but not in that conservative way!…. I love them with jeans, for example….

  16. The Photodiarist

    September 19, 2009 at 7:10 pm

  17. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Too wonderful~! So pleased that chic and conservative are not polar entities.

  18. Jack Daniel

    September 19, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    You know, I like the banana bit in the picture.

  19. John Taylor

    September 19, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    The banana is awesome, seriously it's a great bit of street vérité. Sart this is my first comment here but i've loved your photos over the last weeks since i came across your blog

  20. Sarah Clarke Gaudet

    September 19, 2009 at 7:46 pm

  21. Haute Retail

    September 19, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I love the first pic the best. Simple and chic. If only she had a beige handbag instead!

    The trench in the second pic is ill-fitting.

  22. Courtney

    September 19, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    is that top one Billy Joel's wife?

  23. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    That first pic looks like Ali McGraw, Love Story!

  24. Hipand Cheap By Naziha

    September 19, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    J'adore ce ke vous faite !!

  25. Wikifashion

    September 19, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I love the minimal use of colour, it is really chic :)

  26. Wikifashion

    September 19, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I love the minimal use of colour, it is really chic+timeless :)

  27. Marley

    September 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Ahh…love both, but I'm coveting the handbag in the first.

  28. Anna

    September 19, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Isn't the first one Katie Lee Joel?

    Ah, I love a trenchcoat, always.
    And a monochromatic neutral outfit.


  29. Hadley Gets Crafty

    September 19, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I, too, am a fan of beige.


  30. Liz

    September 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    That's Katie Lee in the top photo! She looks great!

  31. sparkle motion

    September 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    very chic

  32. Raj

    September 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    What a coincidence, I just busted out my navy wool trench today. Lightest wool ever, feels like a bathrobe, looks like a trench.
    Love the smile on the first girl. Nothing works like a pretty smile.
    Great humor to the second shot. I immediately looked at her shoes, I guess expecting to see a piece of mashed banana. Nice shoes.

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  33. Tiffany,Ebony Intuition

    September 20, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Great shots & love the coats.

  34. Brigadeiro

    September 20, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Love that 2nd pic! The banana, the sandals, the red iphone case, and of course, the trench…

  35. eddy

    September 20, 2009 at 1:16 am

    I saw banana lady on the L train to Brooklyn. She was stunning. Except she did not have a banana peal in her hand. Instead it was a folder which read "Oscar de la Renta"
    Who's that chump?

  36. Dominica

    September 20, 2009 at 1:32 am

    banana or kelly ? Wich one gives the most energy ?? ;-)

  37. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 2:09 am

    the first shot is from Billy Joel's ex, isn't it?

  38. Lorna Lilo

    September 20, 2009 at 3:48 am

    And we should all give thanks to the forefathers of the trench as history remembers this fashion item well. There was a time when only single middle aged television detectives would be reliant on the trench to turn up rain soaked at a the scene of the crime. And of course, who could forget the most famous trench of all, the flasher trench with never used buttons and matching socks, no shoes, I'm not sure why. So wear the trench with pride we've come a long way unless you are heading off to flash a crime scene! That banana was loaded you know.

  39. Nick Leonard

    September 20, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Birght smile, so pretty. :]

  40. SFDavid

    September 20, 2009 at 4:38 am

    isnt the first one katie lee?

  41. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 4:55 am

    wonder what Yigal Azrouël thinks?!?

  42. Rita

    September 20, 2009 at 5:10 am

    the shoes! :) very chic.

  43. Valérie

    September 20, 2009 at 5:48 am

    The colour is great. And the first one is to die for.

  44. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 6:08 am

    I relish the ladylike shoes of the first photo. Please return in masses!

  45. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 6:18 am

    I guess the dress that's under the trench from the firs photo is gorgeous.the colors are beautiful and I love the bag and the shoes from both pictures.

  46. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 6:25 am

    1st shot. Fantastic. I like the trench coat with the vintage safari pockets detail. The shoes are feminine. Stunning smile and poise. Extra points for her dress that is probably cut from a vintage pattern. 10/10 for the genuine smile. La ragazza e' molto bella. And LOL at the dude in the background that is eying her handbag.

    2nd shot. Not so fantastic. Dime-a-dozen style of trench regardless of RRP. Her shoes, well the design of her shoes is straight out of an American strip… ah, forget it. I don't like them. And LOL at the dude in the background that's eying the banana peel 'cause he wants to dry the strings.


  47. Juliet

    September 20, 2009 at 7:19 am

    I really Love TRENCH!:)
    and I like so much the Sandals!:)

  48. clareassiral

    September 20, 2009 at 7:24 am

    oh the monocolor is gorgeous!

  49. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Very suitable for

  50. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 9:10 am

    please forgive my ignorance but why would someone dry banana strings??

  51. Fashion4Life

    September 20, 2009 at 10:21 am

    this is the second or third time iv looked at this picture and i just noticed the banana peel! :)

  52. CinqaSept

    September 20, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Is that an iphone cover in her hand? The red and white?

  53. joshylola

    September 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Nice, I love trenchs

  54. Wallner + Soar

    September 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    those shoes, and those bare legs, and that wonderful off white. super cool combo.

  55. SallyO

    September 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I don't really like khaki trenches. Too "Columbo" for me. However, I do like to eat a banana every day!

  56. noelakadjtambour

    September 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    the top picture: she looks like she's on top of the world…high- wattage if i ever saw one

  57. travelbug

    September 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Fashion-victim shoes.

    Can't say I'm thrilled with them. But the banana is an interesting accessory.

  58. sweetXkaBOOM

    September 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    i love the juxtaposition of her well-put together style, and the banana flapping in the breeze! this is great!

  59. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Love first girl's nude pump. It makes her legs endless and elegant!

  60. Cristiane

    September 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    The ladies are so elegant!I so love trech coats… I should buy one…

  61. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I think it is katie lee joel, I first thought it was the designer for Marchesa, but I couldnt put my finger on it. She looks fantastic, and I love her Hermes Kelly. But what I love the most is the neckline around her dress, and the big round button.

  62. Ms.B

    September 21, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Its rain season the trenches are out! Yes!

  63. Allen - East Hampton

    September 21, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I like everything about the 2nd shot.

  64. Jen

    September 21, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Are you sure the first one isn't channeling Colleen Corby c. 1968?

  65. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    The woman in the first pic is gorgeous — she just exudes confidence and joy. The tonal look is so well put together.

  66. Rosanna Lea

    September 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Love the shoes the woman is wearing in the second photo. Fabulous.

  67. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    the first pic is definitely katie lee (she was going to get divorced, are they still together?)

  68. AnonymousJK

    September 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Isn't the first pic of Billy Joel's ex? I must say she does look like an "Uptown Girl" in that trench w/ that lovely Kelly bag! Maybe she's off to meet her next "Piano Man" Okay, no more puns from me, I was trying to be punny ;)

  69. arpita

    September 22, 2009 at 1:12 am

    oh !! i love the neutral colors with accents of red nail paint n ofcourse the banana yellow!:)

  70. Reagan

    September 22, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Photos like this make me realize why some women wear 4-inch heels on a day when they know they'll be running around town in a wild rush… because it's stunning.

  71. triad

    September 23, 2009 at 1:14 am

    BEAUTIFUL SHOES!! aaaahhh

  72. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    like opposite sides of the same coin. same "idea" but #1 is so perky-fresh and #2 has an edge. nice.

  73. AnastasiaC

    October 3, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Im sure the 2nd pic is of
    Sarah-Jane Clarke owner of australian fashion label 'Sass and Bide'…if so, this look is way too conservative for her!

  74. sunshinee

    October 4, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Love the shoes in the 2nd shot. someone pls help me where i can possibly find them?

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