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Sunday, November 04, 2007

On the Street....Hands, Paris

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Like if Aitor Throup replaced his facination in grey hoolgianism with vibrant femininity. Love it.


Blogger Lucy said ... (11:31 AM) : 

loving those violet legs and shoes (and hint of blouse too)


Blogger Jesus said ... (11:42 AM) : 

I think everything about this look is perfect! I really love the jolts of color.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:58 AM) : 

Wow. I kinda love her!


Blogger frau mo said ... (12:10 PM) : 

fabulous tights!
the handbag is a little too much, though...
she already has a stunning ensemble with this jacket.


Blogger sarina said ... (12:10 PM) : 

I really had to blink my eyes twice before I believed them. Hmmm...interesting...don't know what else to say. (But actually love the colour of her thights).


Blogger sarina said ... (12:14 PM) : 

I had to blink my eyes twice before I believed them! ...Interesting...don't know what else to say. I love the colour of her thights though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:27 PM) : 

I like her bag and her tights. She looks so happy, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:28 PM) : 

i'm just shocked that someone actually purchased this item! i admired the look on the runway, but it takes guts to take it to the street! i don't love it, but i salute her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 PM) : 

This is just too much.Don´t like her outfit at all.Bad taste.Where on earth did you find her? Does she really like the outfit herself? She looks so sensible that it´s hard to believe she´d actually chosen something like this to wear deliberately.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 PM) : 

k, i am ALL FOR creativity and double-take fashion, but extra body parts, particularly hands creeping up toward her neck.. well i just don't know. i appreciate the whimsy, and she clearly has taste. her skirt is really fab, and her color choices are stellar. she really is cute as a button. but does she stick her hands in when they get cold?? how odd would it be to notice someone next to you with an odd stance, only to see her remove her hands and her gloves stay put? call it a bad case of static cling. mr. sart, you truly are blessed that all your hard work pays off so readily.


Blogger coco ramone said ... (1:09 PM) : 

wow this jacket! love it


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (1:31 PM) : 

Very interesting!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 

hahaha, that's stylish AND scary....


Anonymous julie said ... (2:17 PM) : 

the hands are interesting, but what impresses me most is the brilliant matching of purple tights to purple shoes.


Blogger Fruchtzwerg said ... (2:25 PM) : 

awesome picture! She's rocking the purple tights and the hands are confusing but funny


Blogger Jen said ... (2:30 PM) : 

very unique. i would've missed it if i hadn't clicked on the photo for an enlargement.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:49 PM) : 

Great! Love the hem of the skirt and the haircut. Apart from the jacket, and the great shoes.
Her humorous, whimsical expression reminds me of Audrey Tatou in Amelie.


Blogger enc said ... (3:05 PM) : 

It took me awhile to notice the hands; they're great, but they are trumped by the purple leg/footwear and neckline thingy, and the yellow bag.

I love that Sassoon-y 'do.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 PM) : 

that is THE most amazing thing i have ever seen. this woman is my style icon. i am floored.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:23 PM) : 

Creepy. I don't like it. I'm also not sure about the purple tights.


Anonymous L said ... (3:24 PM) : 

this must be the new alternative for straight-jackets hahahah.



Blogger Nanashi said ... (3:52 PM) : 

I forgot whose design that jacket was, but I don't think this looks flattering, it is somewhat unsettling, maybe she is going for that effect, and if that is the case she succeeded.


Blogger Deanna said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Those hands creep me out. Also, in addition to being 'weird' and disembodied-like, they detract from what would otherwise be a flattering jacket. Too 'gizmo'-y, for me, i guess.

The rest of the outfit is great - love the shoes and tights with the charcoal!


Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (4:45 PM) : 

Give the girl a hand for this totally original outfit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 PM) : 

I think this was 'look of the day' on and it's obviously why....such a gorgeous coat combined in the best way


Blogger FOUNDfashion said ... (5:20 PM) : 

I love it! I think Galliano did hands on dresses recently but it reminds me of the movie "The Women." In the fashion show segment there is a coat with a "hand" closure and when the coat is taken off it reveals a dress covered in hand prints. Adrian was a genius!


Blogger rena phuah said ... (5:49 PM) : 

it's a Comme Des Garcons!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:18 PM) : 

I also think the hands are creepy BUT I applaud her for taking such a risk. It takes a lot of guts, and she obviously has them (note the bold bowl haircut.)

Its interesting that she is on the one hand elegant and well tailored, and on the other hand throwing in elements that are, in my opinion, hugely unflattering. She must have her own vision. I'd be curious to hear if she thinks its flattering or if she just doesn't care.

I LOVE the colors she chose to go w/navy. I think the purple is the perfect compliment, but I also like that she threw in an extra color w/the yellow bag.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:02 PM) : 

Ooh funky! I love it and her bemused expression.

You haters are so boring! When fashion is a little unnerving, it becomes fascinating and the wearer becomes an artist.

It must be comme de garcons, right?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:19 PM) : 

the coat is very theatrical but it all works!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:37 PM) : 

at first her top freaked me out. I was confused. I thought she had 4 hands. But after looking at it more in-depth, it looked preety cool.


Blogger Dorothy said ... (7:42 PM) : 

Fashion is not always about wearing things for that sole reason that they are "flattering". Sometimes, one would rather look interesting and provocative rather than simply chic. I applaud her for pulling off something so daring while still looking sharp at the same time. I mean, those colors, that tailoring! It's an amazing outfit.


Anonymous fawn said ... (7:43 PM) : 

I love seeing people wearing comme on the street...!

and, I didn't realize when I saw the runway photos on, but the hands act as fastenings, don't they? rei k ftw!


Blogger pretty kitty publishing said ... (7:58 PM) : 

AH! Happy Halloween! Hands indeed.


Blogger Monica said ... (9:01 PM) : 

very creepy jacket... perhaps she wore this for Halloween?


Blogger Mrs Smith said ... (9:51 PM) : 

Yes - Comme de garcons... she looks FAB.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 PM) : 

That hands thing is a nice throwback to David Bowie's performance of Space Oddity on Midnight Special. I adore the grey straps/purple legs. She looks amazing and is styled perfectly for her looks.


Blogger Brian said ... (9:56 PM) : 

the splashes of color with her purple shoes and tights, and bright yellow bag really make the outfit go BAM.


Anonymous amed studio said ... (10:07 PM) : 

Here's something I puzzled over about this look (aside from where on earth would an adult woman find violet tights and matching mary-janes?) and I'm curious how women feel about the socio-political import: those applique's on the jacket are not women's hands (or even women's gloves)!

I suppose I'm just an obsolete deconstructionist looking for 'meaning' in everything, but the choice to represent men's hands on the woman's body rather than women's had to be made at some point by someone in the atelier. On what basis was that decision made? What does the choice say about the designer and about the wearer?

The jacket harkens, of course, the whimsical surrealism of Schiaparelli, but I have no doubt that such the conceptual applique's executed by Schiaparelli would have used women's hands, perhaps even with a gaudy paste ring or bangle to emphasize the femininity, and definitely would have been pattern matched with the stripe applied vertically to the hands.


Anonymous edohnyc said ... (11:16 PM) : 

Commes indeed! Wow... I seen this at L'ecleur (sp?) and couldn't get enough of it. Never in a million years did I think someone would wear it in the street. And to do so in a way where the hands are NOT the most attention grabbing element of the look! More vision than I had staring at the piece through a window in the Marais...kudos! Really well put together...great balance. And in my opinion that skirt is the real star!


Blogger Waverly said ... (12:07 AM) : 

her all-over purple legs look amazing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:15 AM) : 

But this is an olf photo, I have already seen it in another blog!


Anonymous LRG said ... (7:18 AM) : 

nice colors


Anonymous mizael said ... (10:39 AM) : 

I love how her skirt flows.


Blogger msciorti said ... (6:36 PM) : 

i really like those pink shoes, but something about this picture is creepy. perhaps the pair of gloves oddly embracing this jacket? yeah, i'm gonna say that's what it is.


Anonymous cigalechanta said ... (6:45 PM) : 

LOL! She's having fun with fashion!


Blogger Roseann said ... (10:02 PM) : 

Somebody call Dali -- Fantastically skookum ensemble. I think I'm going to try and re-create this with fuschia elbow length leather gloves and perhaps have them meet or cross at the back. Is that crazy?


Anonymous urbnstyle said ... (9:17 AM) : 

nice colour combination, and the gloves?! original :)


Anonymous space_jazz said ... (2:43 AM) : 

she obviously put a lot of thought into matching the dinosaur purple
i like her dorothy hamill-esque haircut. not the most flaterring but she pulls it off somehow.
i'm not crazy about the mustard purse with the rest of her look. The short straps look awkward and uncomfortable while the dangly, hanging bits are distracting and detract from the attention-grabbing effect of the retro purple.
over all she kept things pretty simple, otherwise this would have been over the top. ( i think camille bidault waddignton wore this Comme jacket best).
this woman looks as though she's having fun with her fashion choices, which in the end really is the most important thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:52 AM) : 

I dont like the jacket... sculptural objects on your day wear is a bit tacky. Everything else is beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 PM) : 

Her look is bold but ultimately tiresome.

By the end of the day I'm sure you'd want to say to her: Joke's please go home & change.


Blogger Becca the Promo Mami said ... (12:34 AM) : 

oh jeeeez :: fall 2007 comme des garcons ready-to-wear

on the streets of paris :: somehow i think "ready-to-wear" was taken a bit literally with the appliqued padded hands

gotta love it :: to each his/her own


Blogger The visual escapist said ... (7:10 AM) : 

I am not too crazy about the hands, but they show off a sense of fun and dearing that I admire anyway. Her hair cut, her bold colour combo and great charm really draws me to the picture. It is great to see real people who look this fascinating and stylish. Too me, this is much more exciting than the all star type looks above.


Anonymous dilettante said ... (4:20 AM) : 

Definitely deserving of a double-take (oh la la, alliteration). I must say, this outfit cannot but garner attention--the striking fluorescent lavender complementing the equally bright yellow bag; the full, asymmetrical, skirt that crescendos from her waist; and not to mention those eye-catching hands embracing her. Not for the weak of heart, for sure.


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