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Sunday, March 08, 2009

On the Street......So So Chic, Paris

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Blogger Nikki said ... (5:42 PM) : 

beautiful purse! is it veneta?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:47 PM) : 

Green and purple are such lovely colours! That signora really is staring you down.. Is that her smart car in the background?


Blogger STYLE DU MONDE said ... (5:52 PM) : 

Only in Paris...


Anonymous Minx said ... (6:02 PM) : 

Beautiful colours and such attitude! What is it about continental Europeans and that ankle-length trouser short boot combo (like it, but it is something that seems to mark them out)?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:06 PM) : 

Love the purse too!!


Anonymous issyme said ... (6:11 PM) : is such a great, crisp mix : the very feminine,architectural coat with the scarf and lipstick... the matching gloves and the great, lady-like bag. Yet a surprisingly masculine belt, trousers and shoes ( in a very feminine purple suede).
I would never have the vision to put something like this together.


Blogger Ellinor Brännström said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Fantastic! What a dame.


Blogger travelbug said ... (6:22 PM) : 

The shoe color is magnificent. It's the complimentary color of her coat -- which is awesome in and of itself. This woman must know color theory!

I agree with the previous poster: What a dame!


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (6:23 PM) : 

Love it. So strong, masculine-edged but still clearly feminine. Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:37 PM) : 

she look like American trying to look French


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:51 PM) : 



Blogger 3BestFriends said ... (7:01 PM) : 

Beautiful shoes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:04 PM) : 

Very stylish and confident. Like it


Blogger Ivy Lane said ... (7:08 PM) : 



Blogger -h said ... (7:19 PM) : 

i love the colors! the green coat/gloves against the grey/green bag and trousers. really great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:25 PM) : 



Blogger thestyleadvisor said ... (7:38 PM) : 

I rarely comment on women's style, but this is just fantastic. So chic. I wish all women aged so gracefully.


Anonymous SallyO said ... (7:41 PM) : 

So chic and elegant! But I am confused: what does one do with the belt when one removes their coat in a restaurant or other destination? Do they awkwardly roll it up and shove it into their pocket? I must follow someone wearing this look so that I can solve the mystery...


Anonymous jazzjens said ... (7:42 PM) : 

WOW! This is one of the most beautiful combinations I´ve seen in the entire blog, - and I´ve regarded them all patiently ;)
What an inspiration, great, great colours, dont´t overlook the handbag and the gloves, all verrrrrry tasty.


Anonymous Plush Palate said ... (7:47 PM) : 

Best part is the Bottega Veneta purse!


Blogger Adriana said ... (7:47 PM) : 

Sleek and chic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:54 PM) : 

Thank you for a posting of a sharp woman of a certain age, and of course she's French! I can't see the colors as well as some, so appreciate the clues in the postings about that.
Everything on her is neat, well-fitted, and proportioned. Usually I don't like those huge carpetbagger bags, but the one she sports looks good on her. And it sounds like the color combo was fantastic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:01 PM) : 

WOW. I am loving everything except the shoe--I don't get it. I'm not saying it has to be a heel; but I don't think the overall shape goes with the outfit; I'd like more of a point; perhaps an almond shaped toe if not a full on point.

Amazing richness to all of it; and I don't mean money, I mean the colors and textures.

Thank you, poster above, for raising the question I constantly have--what is the short pant thing about???? If its done to show off a heel/shoe I get it, but if not...?


Blogger Di Brito said ... (8:08 PM) : 

Perfection...the green of her coat and gloves and that touch of purple shoes. I am sure it is a bottega handbag. The belt tied so beautifully, the scarf...some one stop me before I spontaneously combust.

She kinda looks like she could be related to Andree Putman.


Blogger Deka said ... (8:29 PM) : 



Blogger Mona Herbe said ... (8:51 PM) : 

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Blogger stephanie-sarah said ... (9:05 PM) : 

golly gosh, she is striking!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:26 PM) : 

There is a lot to be studied and learned from this one.


Blogger J. Rene' said ... (9:58 PM) : 

Those shoes are amazing! Great jacket too! She is fierce.


Anonymous Jean Charles Albert said ... (10:13 PM) : 

I suggest a lot of the good about this look is created by the wearer. She's confident and seemingly not too concerned about her look - which creates an even stronger look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 PM) : 

I like the short leg pant with short low boots. It feels very English countryside to me, since often you'd roll up the pants to avoid mud on long rambling forest walks. And because I'm obsessed with the Wiemar era, it also pleasantly reminds me of old European school uniforms where kids wore shorts and short skirts with socks until they got into' long pants'. Its also a throwback to the very first pants that women wore, 'bloomers' tied at the ankle with low boots...


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (10:33 PM) : 

I love those shoes! The thing about the toe - a roomy toe box makes all the difference in the world regarding comfort and the continued structural integrity of the foot.

And these gloves look like the ones on the JA sorta look alike, but this woman would never look like she was heading out to mop floors or kick it with the haz mat.



Blogger Stephanie said ... (10:39 PM) : 

Lovely lady.
That coat is to die for...the color and drape of the fabric. So lush.


Anonymous elisabetty said ... (10:53 PM) : 

she is dressed very well, stylish and au courant. but her expression is so stuffy.
the pictures that really resonate are always those with a wonderful smile. so, to me, this one leaves me flat.


Anonymous Jazibelle said ... (10:55 PM) : 

surpringly, what stands out the most to me is her belt. an otherwise simple accessory now grabs your attention simply because of the way she wears it. now if that isn't personal style, i don't know what is.


Blogger Aidan said ... (11:33 PM) : 

man from the waist down
woman from the waist up


Blogger PoleStar Jewelry said ... (12:02 AM) : 

*covet* I want those boots. Don't step on my stunningly purple suede shoes.


Blogger hc said ... (12:22 AM) : 

beautiful coat.

i prefer, a thinner/discrete belt, as the current positioning of it takes away from the coat's breezy silhouette, which would have promoted a greater, sharp contrast against the pedestrian pant.


Anonymous princess glee said ... (1:39 AM) : 

She's elevated purple "desert boots" to a level of sophistication I truly admire. Formidable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:40 AM) : 

ahh, moi j'aime bien ce qu'elle fait avec la ceinture. et les gants? trop chic!

i read garance's blog as well and read the articles she recently posted. can't say i'm too surprised ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:07 AM) : 

i meant she look like a 57th Street New Yorker


Blogger Daisy said ... (2:19 AM) : 

Not diggin it. There's something off in the overall look, I think it's the pants.
Upper half is wonderful


Blogger Marquis de Lannes said ... (2:23 AM) : 

toujours chic!


Anonymous monalisa said ... (2:29 AM) : 

Love the coat and the gloves


Anonymous Amor de Cosmos said ... (2:48 AM) : 

The coat: so, so chic. The shoes: so-so chic.


Blogger Breathless said ... (3:49 AM) : 

I love it. The short pants, the gloves, the colour combnation. Lush!


Anonymous dona said ... (4:21 AM) : 

nice green coat.and those shoes are fantastic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:44 AM) : 

I would have never thought a woman in desert boots could look so elegant and stylish ...a welcome alternative to the herds of fashionistas on stilts.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:58 AM) : 

How smart can you get? What a feast of subtle yet dramatic shades. And the silhouette is totally elegant. I love women without heels.


Blogger joeward said ... (5:09 AM) : 

oh i love that crisp green coat!nice and chic1 :]


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (6:40 AM) : 

Wow, this lady really looks chic chic chic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:45 AM) : 

As a bunion sufferer, I congratulate her on wearing flat boots with a toe box that doesn't cause pain. The color makes them even better. Despite her stern gaze and very structured overall look, she clearly has a sense of humor.


Blogger M A Z P E said ... (7:26 AM) : 

This lady's got a strong character, its in her face and her way of dressing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:10 AM) : 

I love everything...except those shoes (although the colour and texture are great).


Blogger madameshawshank said ... (8:50 AM) : 

am imagining the timbre of her voice...

textures, colours, knots and things...stunning


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 AM) : 

I get such pleasure from the length of the cuffed pants and the purple suede shoes, thanks!


Blogger Barbara said ... (10:06 AM) : 

Best thing about this picture is the woman herself - her age, her look, her sense of being quite contented in her own skin, and her sense of herself in the world. As a woman not far behind her in age I find her quite inspirational........
Tres chic,tres Parisienne, elle a un chien fou. Bravo, madame!!!


Blogger FAIZAL HAMIDUN said ... (10:29 AM) : 

such rare elegance... so chic!


Blogger Shadan Saber said ... (10:42 AM) : 

ok, now this is what i call *CLASSY*


Blogger Lucy - The Fashion Setter said ... (10:45 AM) : 

I love the shape and the colour of the coat and the knotted belt. Nice gloves, bag and pants. I'm for another kind of shoes... but she looks good.


Anonymous Charlotte K said ... (10:48 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:03 PM) : 

cool! ultra confy, ultra chic!
are the shoes clarks(never seen purple) or else?



Blogger *moggit girls said ... (2:48 PM) : 

She had us up until the shoes....


Blogger Alex said ... (3:21 PM) : 

the bottega suddenly made the whole outfit look expensive. lol.


Blogger Alex said ... (3:22 PM) : 

Actually, I really like her shoes too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:05 PM) : 

I LOVE her look: strong (you would not want to mess with this woman!) practical(shoes you can walk or run in!) AND feminine (soft scarf, rich lipstick, waist-defining belt, plus awesome bag and gloves for extra polish.) Hells, yes.


Blogger laweezil said ... (4:31 PM) : 

I want to look like that! It just looks so effortlessly put together. Beautiful colours!


Blogger Lemon for breakfast said ... (5:13 PM) : 

So Parisine!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:15 PM) : 

colors fantastic! quality really good. love the flat shoe. who would have thought. she pulls it off beautifully. true style.


Anonymous phyllis said ... (7:16 PM) : 

Beautifully proportioned.


Anonymous Sara Lua said ... (7:59 PM) : 

Regal, polished, & unassuming!


Blogger yourorangelover said ... (10:16 PM) : 

As someone that cannot do heels, I rejoice when I see smart, chic dressers in wearable shoes!


Anonymous Yvette said ... (10:23 PM) : 

So so chic.....except for the shoes.


Blogger monique said ... (10:48 PM) : 

She looks fantastic. The coat is perfect and the accessories aren't overbearing. I'm not loving the shorter length pant but I have to say it's irrelevant because the look as a whole is beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 AM) : 

Brilliante! This is the look that is plain, simple and basically what one would call gentle-lady-look :)


Anonymous JoanneN said ... (4:08 AM) : 

Wonderful colours and even better attitude! This photo is the reason why I log on...


Blogger = MARIA said ... (8:00 AM) : 

and no heels!


Blogger Pearl said ... (10:20 AM) : 

I really love the shoes. The pants are exactly the right length--most hard to do!. Wow.


Blogger Pampered Potato said ... (1:28 PM) : 

she's just brill, its like 'i dont give a dam-chic'


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:26 PM) : 

I think it's the trousers that are not right - otherwise she looks a treat!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:03 PM) : 

"Practically perfect in every way..."

I want to dress like her when I grow up.


Blogger Room4777 said ... (7:58 PM) : 

i love the color combination.


Blogger Florence said ... (12:24 AM) : 

I loved scrolling down and being surprised by the shoes - not what I was expecting; but that's what is great about them.


Anonymous ghazi said ... (4:24 AM) : 

Now this IS 'Le Chic Parisian'! Smart, refined and simple! Not total black!


Blogger Miriam Parkman said ... (6:44 PM) : 

Truly, this is incredible.
Pictures like this one is the reason I'm visiting this blog.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:21 PM) : 

Isn't that Lily Bass?


Blogger shingirmingir said ... (8:04 AM) : 

very, very chic! the color and the minimalistic cut...the coat is simply beautiful!


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

Would someone who knows please tell me what brand the shoes are? My wee chukkas are wearing out and green and purple a favourite combination. I wear flats through the airport all the way to the meeting...and never wear a heel except for business.
In Tejas


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

Actually I would even wonder if she is french...and I live in PAris...I think it's over the top


Blogger Allen - East Hampton said ... (12:33 PM) : 

Everything about this works. And while very chic, it's not intimidating, which is a good thing.


Anonymous Magsli said ... (3:19 PM) : 

Oh please let me age as gracefully as this. This is one sublime lady.


Anonymous Pietman said ... (4:30 PM) : 

I was scrolling down slowly, how chic and then when I saw the shoes it all fell flat.


Blogger Lovely Little La La Land said ... (12:08 AM) : 

Everything about this woman screams elegance, without being overly formal.

Plus the paired jewel tones are magnificent!


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