Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On the Street…..University Place, New York


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  1. (@Tokyofaces)

    December 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I love the shape of her figure. Is that a bag she’s holding?

    Tokyo street style:

  2. jas

    December 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

  3. Fashion Me Wild

    December 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Love this look. It’s so chic.

    Check out today’s look:

  4. LocalCeleb

    December 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    So elegant/classy and sophisticated

  5. The Fancy Teacup

    December 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Such a beautifully dramatic look. x

  6. Simo

    December 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm it!’s beautiful.

  7. j

    December 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    i’d like to know more about that bag or purse or attache (whatever it is) she’s holding, i’m intrigued!

  8. Jet Lag

    December 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I’ve been reading this blog for a few years now but it’s kind of weird to see a picture taken on my block. Some crazy fashionistas around NYU and The New School indeed.

  9. Cece

    December 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Please…such a beautiful look on such a striking woman…and then the eye reaches the hem. Channeling Morticia Adams?

  10. Ophelia

    December 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm

  11. Kate

    December 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Love it! She looks so regal…


  12. Marcel Da Chump

    December 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t want to be the first one to say ‘stunning’.

  13. Which me will I be today

    December 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    She look dangerous in her all black attire. It makes me think of Jay-z’s Run this Town
    All black everything
    Black cards, black cars
    All black everything
    And our girls are blackbirds
    Ridin’ with they dillingers

  14. isaobeso

    December 7, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    gorgeous!! so simple but unexpectedly chic!.. flawless photo as always of course…

    visit my blog PEOPLE WEAR FASHION

  15. TeMo

    December 7, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    My amazing friend Ruth who lives in LA, swears by long skirts with trains for day. I agree.

  16. Sara

    December 7, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    She’s so dramatic and mysterious. Great contrast of her elegance with the more casual people around her.

  17. yv

    December 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    i love this photo, so mysterious

  18. Mirna

    December 7, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Sublime! It’s a simple outfit, but the strong pose, the way her skirt falls to the floor, and those great shades make her seem has she’s emerging from the concrete,

    Love this picture!

  19. Liz

    December 7, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I love the black on black – great silhouette.
    The t-shirt sleeve length, the leather vest and the maxi skirt – what a perfectly fabulous combination.
    The metallic clutch is agreat contrast.
    She looks amazing!

  20. canvasofculture

    December 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    really loving the photos lately! this woman looks amazing- strong, bold, and independent:)

  21. Audrey

    December 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Head to toe black is always SO chic! She looks amazing!

  22. ETC...

    December 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Love the studded clutch!


  23. flavia

    December 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Just perfect!
    That look would be perfect with the clutches I design!

  24. Lou Pardi

    December 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Looks so much like my friend Samantha from Bento (

  25. kateyb

    December 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    i covet that bag.

  26. Hannah

    December 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    she looks stunning in all black!

  27. Ahka Vintage

    December 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Loving the sleek silhouette here – and also coveting her clutch.
    Ahka Vintage Blog

  28. Lauren

    December 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Fabulous! I love the long sleek look!

    The Styleseer

  29. Bohemian Style

    December 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    The studded clutch makes the otherwise all black outfit pop!

  30. Cece

    December 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Seriously…no one finds it ridiculous that she is sweeping the sidewalk with her skirt? How elegant, chic, or stunning, can that possibly be?

  31. ella

    December 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    So chic! She even managed to avoid the rain ;)

  32. My Style Canvas

    December 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Such pretty drama. Love that she’s looking right at the camera from a distance or at least seems like she is.

  33. Taipei Style

    December 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    You can feel her strong gaze, even wearing those big glasses. Divine!

  34. jennifer De Francisco

    December 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Long and liquid…

  35. ADJ

    December 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    She is stunning. I really love the look and the clutch is amazing.

  36. Zyx

    December 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    what is it that makes her look like a time traveler? I think it’s the attitude…

  37. Lauren Helen

    December 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Stunning woman, gorgeous outfit, and a really really cool clutch!

  38. Iliyana

    December 8, 2011 at 12:22 am

  39. aneye

    December 8, 2011 at 12:22 am

    love how the hem of the skirt trails onto the ground, makes her legs look super long. the expression and glasses- very victoria beckham

  40. Lisa

    December 8, 2011 at 12:33 am

    What caught my eyes here is the perfect wash 501 Levi’s on the background!

  41. 09202150

    December 8, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Bag is from the ‘PLEATS PLEASE’ line by ISSEY MIYAKE.
    Affordable, unique, and functional!
    Go IM!

  42. une chatte grise

    December 8, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Absolutely love the skirt (aw, c’mon, Cece, the hem is the best part!) and long cool silhouette, but am not entirely sure why she appears to be cuddling a small light fixture.

  43. Brigadeiro

    December 8, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Wow, she cuts a beautifully striking figure! I wonder how she walks with her skirt trailing on the floor…

  44. Style Croissant

    December 8, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I love that her body is making an “S” shape ! It looks like she’s holding a lamp haha :)

  45. Style as a process

    December 8, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Her sweep-all skirt looks comfortable, yet stunning; it would most likely look different at the end of the day as compared to how it started. But it would have her signature all over it – it might be frayed slightly from her schlepping it around places and may even retain certain odors/stains from the places she chose to visit.

    Your very own artpiece in the spirit of Pollock, this could be. Nice.

  46. Habiba. J

    December 8, 2011 at 1:39 am

    She looks incredibly stylish and her look is perfect for the woman we all should be. If you get a chance do check out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

  47. Name*alida

    December 8, 2011 at 2:02 am

    so mysterious,Love it!

  48. Classy and elegant

    December 8, 2011 at 2:02 am

    lady in black, good style!

  49. Akiba A.

    December 8, 2011 at 2:02 am

    It’s as if you summoned her from the concreate and she answered with a cool “Yes?”

  50. zuccotto

    December 8, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I agree with Cece.

  51. zuccotto

    December 8, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I don’t think all the sycophantic posts are good for the column over time. They are at the least boring and at the worst make the whole thing suspect.

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  53. Stephanie Galligan

    December 8, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Very striking.

  54. s.

    December 8, 2011 at 3:05 am

    GORGEOUS!!!! does she have a bloG? i’d love to be upto date with her outfits

  55. Carole (NY-etc)

    December 8, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Oh that vest she’s wearing!!!

  56. jan

    December 8, 2011 at 3:12 am

    oh yeah

  57. James Gerrard

    December 8, 2011 at 3:20 am

    You know it’s not the most exciting look, but I really like it- the clutch, the gillet & the length of the skirt.

  58. L.

    December 8, 2011 at 3:21 am

    She is the embodiment of a “tall, cool, drink of water.”

  59. Margherita

    December 8, 2011 at 3:24 am


  60. mattie

    December 8, 2011 at 3:31 am

    gorgeous skirt :)

  61. StreetLounge

    December 8, 2011 at 3:40 am

    She is posing like for an magazine, is she a model? Very nice shot!

  62. Retsy

    December 8, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Fantastic! The clutch is so wonderful and she looks really classy.

  63. Petit-Maître

    December 8, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Stylish and dramatic! Lovely!

  64. Thefashionguitar

    December 8, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Love the look AND posing.

    Great photo

    XO Charlotte

  65. steve

    December 8, 2011 at 4:29 am

    skirt sweeping and snagging the public sidewalk…how sanitary can that be?

  66. Anna

    December 8, 2011 at 4:31 am

    I love her silhouette!!

  67. B.

    December 8, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Wow she looks tall. Eventhough I’d never wear anything like this, I like this look a lot, really suits her.

    Although she reminds me just a little of Victoria Beckham, maybe because of the sleek hair and glasses
    new outfit post :)

  68. Daisy

    December 8, 2011 at 4:45 am

    That is an incredibly powerful outfit! So wonderful..

  69. Hakosophia

    December 8, 2011 at 5:38 am

    mysterious, but how cute she is!

  70. Pearl

    December 8, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Man! Just that little bit of length sweeping the floor makes it so much more breathtaking!! *sigh*

  71. Gabriel

    December 8, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I think you either accidentally or intentionally wanted to capture three styles in one. Whether they are correct within the rule books of Western fashion or not, you have three generations, three styles, three different body types, two sexes, different inspirations and so much swag…ya I had to put that in! Dope stuff Mr. Schuman. Really cool.

  72. miki

    December 8, 2011 at 6:09 am

    the hip undertaker

  73. Hayley

    December 8, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Stunning! Such a beautiful and graceful allure….

  74. marg

    December 8, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Dark chic!!! I love it !

    see my own story on:

  75. vanda

    December 8, 2011 at 7:14 am

    What can I say??????My english is not good enough….you as a photographer, you touch perfection….love the shape of her body, the back ground,time has stopped so that you could capture this amazing image!

  76. Chester

    December 8, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Nice shape of her figure, I like this her dressing style……

    thanks to share,
    Leather Jacket

  77. The life after

    December 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Wow! So tall!!

    The Life After

  78. antique engagement rings

    December 8, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Very chic!

  79. Clym

    December 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Also like the 2 background figures – interesting wider-than-usual jeans turn up on right and great straight leg jeans and Freitag-like bag combo on left…

  80. Clym

    December 8, 2011 at 7:41 am

    PS TokyoFaces – i think the bag is by Issey Miyake.

  81. Mei @ Libertine Eats

    December 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Such a self assured look in so much black. Love it!

  82. Le Sapphire Blue

    December 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

    What a gorgeous skirt! Passe partout!

  83. Elisabeth

    December 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

    although I agree that it is the hemline that “makes” this an interesting photo/outfit, I also agree with Cece. it’s also just so impractical, not at suited for a rainy city such as mine..

  84. Giada

    December 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

    A woman in black! So nice!


  85. Cleo de Lucca

    December 8, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Uaaaaaaaaaaau, love this outfit!!!
    Basic and chic.
    Kisses from Brazil
    Cleo de Lucca

  86. thea

    December 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Trinity from the Matrix in nyc. I love the look.

  87. Instant Shadow

    December 8, 2011 at 8:47 am

    She looks like one of my favorite model, Shalom. So chic!

  88. Sally

    December 8, 2011 at 8:49 am

    While she may have tried to ‘toughen’ up the lightness of this dress with the leather vest/shirt, in fact the draping and almost ‘lapel’ effect at the bottom of the leather garment further highlights this goth-ethereal look. Gorgeous.

  89. Eat Fashion

    December 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

    So simple yet so chic…

  90. tracy

    December 8, 2011 at 9:18 am

    she’s got great style!
    love the photo.

  91. Anna Louisa

    December 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

    wow…just gorgeous. the draping is so elegant!

  92. The Fringes

    December 8, 2011 at 9:37 am

    This gives me a kind of Cruella de Ville vibe though it lacks her famous black and white fur spots. So mysterious and edgy. She would absolutely get a second glance had I seen her walking down the street. Chicness.

  93. kitchen afternoon

    December 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Mmm, it is as though she dressed for you!

  94. Hillary

    December 8, 2011 at 9:50 am

    This is so elegant! It’s one of my favorite posts from you!

  95. monkeyshines

    December 8, 2011 at 9:51 am

    beautiful maxi!


  96. Ladylike

    December 8, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Simple and perfect!!!!

  97. Marcel Da Chump

    December 8, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Cece, she looks great and it’s her choice with the hem. Seriously, “sweeping the sidewalk” is a ridiculous reason to be offended.
    zuccotto, I’m feeling much sincerity in those “sycophantic” posts. Yours’ smacks of cynicism and it was published, anyway.

  98. The Smart Ride

    December 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

    NIce shot.
    If you like bicycles and fashion, just visit mine.

  99. nicole

    December 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    is she holding a clutch?
    it’s amazing!!

  100. Balazs Iosif

    December 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    the pants are way to cool!

    xx Balazs

  101. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    December 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Wow. I love the line. This photo has such great flow. The way that her body seems to become one with the street. Very stylish. Love it.


  102. Julie

    December 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I love her look, until I get to the street sweeping skirt. It makes me think of all of the unmentionables that are on a NYC sidewalk and how she is dragging all of that around with her. Now, if she was in a club, lounge or on a catwalk, I’d think differently. This is when reality and fantasy don’t jive for me.

  103. Johanna

    December 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Such a strong look, everything about her is edgy and tough.. pretty cool! I’ve got a street style blog from Stockholm Sweden and tomorrow I’m starting my new theme, check it out!

  104. Jessica

    December 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    love the drama of the maxi skirt, and the textures of the top and purse!

  105. tallulah

    December 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Don’t know why but I LOVE this!

  106. Flavio Augusto

    December 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Bella y misteriosa… parece flotar sobre la vereda.

  107. miss M

    December 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    She looks like Trinity from Matrix!

  108. Charlotte Wilder

    December 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    oh baby, that skirt! what a figure.

  109. elena

    December 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    nice lines, compositions etc

  110. bubble-licorice

    December 9, 2011 at 3:35 am

    this long skirt is really amazing and makes hes legs longer!

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    December 9, 2011 at 9:22 am


  112. allen

    December 9, 2011 at 10:24 am

    i’m sure the NYC streetsweepers union isn’t happy with this look one bit, but i think she looks pretty amazing.

  113. Chris Anderson

    December 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    As a photography nerd, I have to admire the bokeh in this one.

    The model is good but the background is far superior.

  114. Artem

    December 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Maria Panchenko is the most beautiful women on earth:)

  115. ivon

    December 9, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    that’s a issey miyake bag ;)

  116. Nan

    December 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I like the whole look a lot — striking and different.

  117. martine

    December 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Ooh. She looks like so elegant and serious. And somehow serpentine, but in the best way possible, of course. If you have ever seen “The Lair of the White Worm” ( Its a pretty awful film) you would see a resemblance to the cool bad chick in there.

  118. Larissa J

    December 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    she’s really rocking the maxi!!!!!


  119. yeon

    December 11, 2011 at 5:32 am

    so HOT!

  120. art deco engagement rings

    December 11, 2011 at 7:59 am

    She is lovely!

  121. aidas

    December 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Reminds of silhouettes from paul’s delvaux “le bout du monde”.

  122. Dlight

    December 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Wonderful outfit, so dramatic yet sooooo cool! A success!

    Dlight from Paris
    La Rue A Du Style

  123. Dani

    December 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Define CHIC… I wish I was there!

  124. Wang's List

    December 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    OMG I have a skirt just like that! I need to wear it soon but it’s so cold out! Awesome outfit, love the photo!!

  125. Name*Butch

    December 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Bump the girl in black !…Who’s the girl next to her on the right in all her fabulousness? I look at her and see true NYC…

  126. Mike

    December 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Anyone know where her shades are from?

  127. Mike

    December 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Anyone know where these sunglasses are from?

  128. Lee

    December 18, 2011 at 2:05 am

    I love the skirt, but I imagine it gets quite dirty!

  129. jessie

    December 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    so severe and SO fabulous. yes!

  130. Victoria

    December 20, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    so perfect….

  131. Anonymous

    December 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    What an interesting silhouette for daytime! And the person to the right of her also has a unique look going on.

  132. Ollie

    January 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

    So much info in so few words. Tolsoty could learn a lot.

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