Tuesday, May 11, 2010

On the Street….Wooster St., Soho


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  1. Henri

    May 11, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I love the contrast between the floral print and the military boots, also great lighting in this shot. Well spotted!


  2. Eun Gi

    May 11, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Interesting choice of outfit..I don't noemally wear prints but this makes me want to buy one. If she put on heels or something, this outfit might have been really different.


  3. densy

    May 11, 2010 at 8:00 am

  4. Aych

    May 11, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Ohhh I have started to get into clashing patterns. It's pretty hard core thought when they are in the same colour palette like this lady….

  5. HAL

    May 11, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Love the mixed prints! Gorgeous.


  6. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 8:04 am

    pretty knees

  7. menina raposa

    May 11, 2010 at 8:09 am

    oh god its perfect! i adore it

  8. Kaleido Mind

    May 11, 2010 at 8:09 am

    love the edgy floral look!

  9. Christina Sunbeam

    May 11, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I <3 NY Style!!!
    So unfair you have sunshine and sunlight makes everything look great.

  10. Jack

    May 11, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Hmmm… not sure about this one.

  11. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I think the shirt/dress combo is a bit too busy for my taste. Like the juxtaposition of the boots with the short summer dress though.

    As much as I like the ladies Sart, when you gonna hook us up with more men to look at? I need some of that Sartorial inspiration…

  12. M

    May 11, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Floral and plaid…..I like!!! The boots are making it even better!!!


  13. { I V Y }

    May 11, 2010 at 8:28 am

    pretty clashing pattens! <3

  14. Fernanda

    May 11, 2010 at 8:28 am

    such great match!! so nice that summer is coming and fashion becomes even more joyful and coloful!

  15. Davidikus

    May 11, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Fantastic mix of colours and patterns. Thanks for the inspiration!


  16. johnsiesta

    May 11, 2010 at 8:32 am

    …..Nice Plaid/Check pattern & Floral Print combination of the same color palette

  17. Daniel Everett Bauman

    May 11, 2010 at 8:34 am


  18. Francesca

    May 11, 2010 at 8:34 am

    love the mix of patterns!


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  19. Frank

    May 11, 2010 at 8:36 am

    the look is cool, the legs though..I'm sorry..not doing it for me..

  20. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Nice mix of colour but i don

  21. mispapelicos

    May 11, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Love the shot, adore the combination of check and flowers.Yeah, yeah. keep them coming.


  22. Blanca

    May 11, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Great photo, love her outfit.



  23. The MadHatter

    May 11, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Love all the patterns:) The dress, shirt and even her camo boots.

  24. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 8:53 am

    love the colors and pattern combination, her necklace, her boots,and the naturalness of her hair and face. She is so beautiful. Short is pretty, and I like bare legs but this is too much. The balance seems wonky. In the end, it matters little. She can rock whatever she wants.

  25. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I like this look! So effortless yet so fashionable!

  26. chrystyna

    May 11, 2010 at 8:57 am

    wow so fashionable! x

  27. CW

    May 11, 2010 at 8:57 am

    This pretty woman has unused potential – which means that there's lots not to like about her look. Where do I start?

    The BOOTS! Nothing says springtime in NYC like a pair of jungle camouflage boots on a minidressed woman. Now it was cold in NYC yesterday (and you can tell by the purply skin around her knees), but if you are wearing boots to keep your feet warm while wearing nothing else until mid-thigh, you've dressed stupidly for your day.

    Now, assuming that NYC was warm rather than in the 40s and 50s, her look says "The flannel shirt and uncoiffed hair say I'm tough; floral minidress says I'm feminine." Maybe the boots are part of the statement, but I still do not think it goes together well. Certainly "tough" and "Frappucino" certainly aren't often found together.

    Lastly, this woman really needs a handbag. She has a keyring looped around a finger on her left hand. She has an earpiece to her iPod, her iPod and papers clutched in her right hand.

  28. Gianluca Senese

    May 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

  29. Signe

    May 11, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Ah, these pictures, these pictures. I'm still wearing mittens!

  30. Sepi

    May 11, 2010 at 9:05 am

    So nice! I wish that I dared to mix diffrent patterns like that

  31. StitchnStudio

    May 11, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I love this look. Not over done but really cute.

  32. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    May 11, 2010 at 9:06 am

    One more version of the tried-and-true doll dress + military boots. It works, especially with her lovely legs. Been done before, will be done again. I think they key thing here is the juxtaposition of the plaid over the floral of the dress, it works perfectly here. I also love how the dress is a couple of inches lower than the shirt, and so even if you see her from behind you get an idea of the outfit. Lastly, I like that she looks so effortless. Great pic! Jorge from WPB

  33. shark mombassa

    May 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

    ditsy flowers and lumberjack red/blue checks – feminine and masculine – pretty woman and macho boots – its a great look on her….

  34. Rose D.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:14 am

    She is fierce!!

  35. Kathleen

    May 11, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Not sure, very Grunge. I love the dress, looks a lot like one the Gap has this season. Don't like the boots, too busy. A boot like this goes with the outfit, but would have looked much nicer and more professional, is she's heading for work, in a saddle brown. The plaid shirt really takes this look over the top, not too sure I like it. The young lady is lovely.

  36. SarahPeslar

    May 11, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Super cute! Awsome shot, just love the colors.


  37. Into the Fashion

    May 11, 2010 at 9:31 am

    …and again a proposal for how to wear tartan in summer: …by mixing it with other patterns…..beautiful!


  38. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Liking the mix of patterns… but with so much going on, I would have preferred a simple sandal! Especially since the weather seems so gorg….




  39. misslikey

    May 11, 2010 at 9:41 am

    wow for how chic and nonchalant she is. and wow for plaids on florals

  40. agnes szucs

    May 11, 2010 at 9:43 am

    i like the pattern clash. and it's good that they're kept in the same color range.

  41. Allie

    May 11, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Her mixed pattern combination works! It takes a special style to pull that off in the real world.


    May 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Love how perfectly the patterns/prints blend due to similar colors used. x


  43. Myrthe

    May 11, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I like your blog, it really gives me lots of inspiration.
    I see many photos of people mixing clothes, which I normally wouldn't wear together, but it all looks so good.
    You really see what style is, I like that.

  44. Lindov

    May 11, 2010 at 9:53 am

    This shoe is cute!

  45. IsMyBloggyTooBloggyliciousForYa

    May 11, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Oh I really love the clashing checks and floral. The boots toughen it up nicely. Also her ultra-serious expression offers a wonderful contrast to the girly prettiness of the floral tea dress.

  46. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Loved the patterns and the fact that she doesn't have a girlish expression! Makes it even better!

  47. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 10:25 am

    the attitude, the boots, mixed pattern, her eyes, her hair, no make up… all looking good.

    is soho your favorite spot ? how about upper west side ?

  48. Bianca

    May 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

    great find! love her!


  49. champagnetastewithabeerbudget

    May 11, 2010 at 10:33 am

    i love print mixing, but it is an art i have not mastered whatsoever. there must be a learning annex class for this sort of thing, right?


  50. AJB

    May 11, 2010 at 10:35 am

    hmmmm biker boots, floral dress, lumberjack shirt. Maybe this is new for New York but these trends are getting boring in the UK. We've seen WAAAAY to much of them!

  51. style

    May 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Looks great, bit short for my liking though.

  52. Francesca

    May 11, 2010 at 10:48 am

    What a character! I could never pull that one off. That's a tough lady.
    The unstyled hair, the nonchalance of the prints and color families- and then the boots! This outfit would not have worked with either heels or an updo. This is style- truly and well represented.

  53. Aimée

    May 11, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Oh, sunny New York, miss you!It's like the outfit flowers+combat boots: spring in the city.

  54. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Rough walk of shame – she lost her pants, bag and shoes, but was able to borrow her guy's shirt and boots.

  55. doingtheunstuck

    May 11, 2010 at 11:32 am


  56. Steph

    May 11, 2010 at 11:36 am

    she pulls off the contrasting patterns/styles well. not sure i could ever pull it off, but it looks great on her

  57. princess glee

    May 11, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Cute/tough. Plaid/flowers. Great modern grunge girl. Where can I find me some *ucked up boots like that, or do I have to get a life and *uck 'em up myself, for real?

  58. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Of course she is effortless….this lady has just thrown on a comfy outfit and nipped out to the shop…hence the lack of bag. That said WOW i love the outfit-wished i looked that good when i go quickly to my local shop. Or maybe its all an illusion; in that she wants people to think this is an unplanned, effortless outfit and that I have just fallen for it!!

  59. Ela Marin

    May 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I genuinely really adore clashing patterns, but I'm not sure about this one, either… Actually, I just really do not like it! Perhaps I feel like she tried too hard?

  60. Sognatrice

    May 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    the dress is nice, it suits her…but the shoes are awful.

    The (im)Perfect Harmony

  61. Álvaro

    May 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    great mix!


  62. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I love this, feminine and masculine all mixed up. She's beautiful but looks like she could kick my ass, and could care less what anyone thinks of her or her outfit

  63. poemsandbones

    May 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    amazing sense of style,love the military boots with he floral prints,love the hair too..

  64. Felicity

    May 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Straight outta 1992!!

  65. SCW

    May 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    love the clashing prints!


  66. john benjamin pritchett

    May 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    The return of Seattle 90's grunge! Is it retro already? I went through that era. Now I'm feeling old…

  67. diariodeunacouturier

    May 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm


  68. Kelly

    May 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Oooh lovely print mixing! Totally works.

    Sequins & Shadows

  69. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    oh, the 90s were so much fun!

  70. Cherry Arceo

    May 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    FIERCE! I like the photograph?-sure-i-don't-mind look on her face. and lovely contrast of prints add those combat shoes.

  71. CW

    May 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    At some future time, there will be a child who will look at this photo and say "Mom, the kids are right. You really did wear army boots."

  72. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I like the thought that went into this, the mix of patterns with the shirt and mini-dress. But… the boots are awful and I wish she had a purse or bag. All that stuff in her hands. I love the look on her face though, she is fierce.

  73. The Boot

    May 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    damn, that girl is sexy.

  74. agirlastyle

    May 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I'm not the most enormous fan of the boots (although I do love the contrast with the pretty dress), but I love this dress and shirt combination! Tres hip

    Miss B xx


  75. Vio

    May 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I love meltings like this : flowers and big boots, perfect match!


  76. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    something about her pose and scowl is amazing

  77. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Beautiful photograph but I'm not really digging this look. I feel like if I saw her on the street I would think she looks like a mess.

  78. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Her hair, the gold medallion and her lovely eyes are so very sexy.


  79. Stacey

    May 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Love the pic. I think she's wearing her prints, and not vice versa. She has attitude.

  80. jaime y joel

    May 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I like how she combine her femmenine and masculine sides

  81. Doncella

    May 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    OK it looks like she borrowed her man's shirt and boots to put over her but it definitely takes away the femininity of the dress and gives her more of a attitude and BADASS look. I love how her hair looks a bit messy since it matches her outfit & the persona she expresses. What catches my eye is what i think is a Gold Round Necklace, on top of the dress, & the attitude in her face.

  82. MARK

    May 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I don't think many could pull this off but she does.

  83. elizabeth

    May 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    This is neo-grunge done so well and so naturally! She totally embodies the look with her unkempt hair, her steady gaze, her stance – even the way she's holding her drink! I love the reds that are in her plaid shirt as well as her floral dress. Brrravo madam!

  84. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Too many trends in one look. It's like an Urban Outfitters window.

  85. Butch

    May 12, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Love the look, the contrast between the feminine floral dress and rough look boots will really catch attention.
    Kind of gives the impression of "I am all girl but ready to go into a man's world".

  86. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Yea! Neogrunge! Didn't fully appreciate grunge in its day, since it came in just after my undergrad years and I was feeling grumpy about those darn whippersnappers who smelled like teen spirit, but since I do love strong, unfussy looks it'll be nice to see it revived, I think.

    And why do people wish she had a bag? It's so much cooler not to carry one.

  87. Sara Bentley

    May 12, 2010 at 4:26 am

    I love the casualness of this outfit — looks like she just threw all this on and just happened to look brilliant!


  88. Cultivated Ah Lian

    May 12, 2010 at 5:36 am

    lady looks like a tramp.

  89. Anton

    May 12, 2010 at 7:09 am

    The grungey floral dress & military boots thing seems to be EVERYWHERE, but this girl wears it like she started the trend!
    Like others have said, I think it works so well because of the bright colour clash, natural beauty and attitude.

  90. uyenng

    May 12, 2010 at 7:22 am


  91. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Jiwan looks awesome! She's always had great style.

  92. Tere

    May 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

    i love your blog.

  93. Thomas

    May 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

    She's so Grunge… East Village circa 1992…

  94. Kar

    May 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Someone's having an Ungaro kind of day.

    It takes a lot of flair to pull of something like that. I'd look like I got dressed in the dark.

  95. anthony

    May 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    No, no, no. Agree with CW. It's anhedonistic. Shirt and boots sans dress could work.(Okay, a slightly longer shirt). The dress is too pretty for her awkward and challenging pose. I'd suggest she draws her hair back. I have no idea how to show off such a magnificent body but I'd start at the shoes and the pose.

  96. Norma

    May 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I do like the contrasting patterns, but she looks like she lost her pants somewhere. Truly, that looks like a tunic that she's wearing as a dress for attention.

  97. christie

    May 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    love the way she's holding her coffee.. so much attitude.

  98. thwany

    May 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    love her outfit

  99. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Major 90's revival! Ithink I'm bummed I got rid of all my rayon floral dresses and skirts from 1994; I never imagined in my wildest dreams that they would come back in style! Still have the boots though, and the essential chunky Fluevog shoes. I'm tempted to go thrifting for more of those dresses, just like I did 15 years ago. What's weird is that they're a dime a dozen, but one gets so choosy over which floral pattern is just right. She picked a good one!

  100. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    This look was very prevalent in the early 1990s. Nothing new now.

  101. Erin

    May 13, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I love that she doesn't have a bag, she looks so free! I feel like people get so caught up in bags (myself included) that we get weighed down by them and whether they match or clash with the outfit we're wearing… she looks like she just went out for a stroll because she had the morning off or something.
    She looks like she has a story, and you're interrupting something awesome in her day.
    I love this photo, she looks like such an independent and interesting person.

  102. Middleseason

    May 13, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Great shot. I love the colors and the light! finally spring comes

  103. simplychic

    May 13, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    great use of prints!

  104. John Wesley

    May 14, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Great choices of pattern-on-pattern. Coordinated; but not coordinated. I love contradictions!

  105. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 6:36 am

    This one gets my vote as all American girl.

  106. Diogo Torres

    May 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Love the boots and the dress.
    Hate the shirt.


  107. Paper Stars

    May 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    so grunge, down to her attitude :)
    I love this look

  108. Tailleur d'Images

    May 16, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Arghh, this is my main subject of regret : it's so difficult to find a beautifull print ! There's always something wrong, the color, the pattern, when it's not both of them that are uggly !
    She's lucky, the one she found is a beautiful one !

  109. Andreza Magalhães

    May 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I really like the boots and mixed prints.
    and I really like your photos and sensibility
    brazilian kisses
    bye bye

  110. Asterix

    May 16, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Interesting mix of patterns. Cute girl too.

  111. joanaddicted

    May 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    she just rules. the way she is holding the coffee.. shows great confidence.. and what about the florals matched with checkered shirt?? divine!

  112. Gemma

    May 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    amazing, floral and plaid. what a crazy idea!
    ahaha i love it.

  113. Alexandra Williams

    May 19, 2010 at 3:50 am

    I love the way she's holding her coffee and keys. What person would think to do that?

  114. Marisa

    May 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Inspiring outfit. now I know how to wear those little flowerish summer dresses without looking like you need a men to help you repairing your bike…
    love this!

  115. rayne

    May 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I always like to look at the items in their hands- it tells(almost) as much about them as what they're wearing…

  116. PLCPDX

    May 25, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    It makes you wonder, how much thought went into this…

    I kind of want to think happy accident. It's stunning though!

  117. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I love both the shirt and dress, but not together. However, she pulls it off. Although, I haven't really appreciated the outfit because I am too distracted by her left knee.

  118. In Vogue Vegetarian

    June 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I love this outift! The colors are so beautiful together. It's very trailer-chic.

  119. Anonymous

    June 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    great picture, pose, background, lighting, boots, even the shirt could work, but the dress is HIDEOUS

  120. hyerin.j

    July 9, 2010 at 2:12 am

    ins't her left knee looks a little strange ?

  121. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    two early 90s trends mismatched well.

  122. yujin

    January 29, 2013 at 8:26 am

    What a lovely color-maching it is ♥ !!

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