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Monday, April 06, 2009

On the Street......California Girl, Paris

Comments on "On the Street......California Girl, Paris"


Blogger Oh Dear Charlotte said ... (9:55 AM) : 

I love the colour accent of the red in the hat and gloves in the first photo, then such a great relaxed coat following onto a cute purple accent! Love cold weather layering.


Anonymous amanda said ... (10:01 AM) : 

oooh i love it!


Blogger TEXTSTYLES said ... (10:05 AM) : 

love the turbans. very striking.
very beautiful.



Anonymous Rostov said ... (10:08 AM) : 

I love her style. She looks chic with a twist, and she is wearing the clothes and not the other way around.


Blogger Lipe Mar said ... (10:14 AM) : 

i like her. but maybe need color or something modern.


Blogger Selkie said ... (10:18 AM) : 

Like a silent movie star. Dramatic and enigmatic. Love the 1920s-inspired goings-on on her head, and the black and white coat in the middle picture.


Blogger Denise said ... (10:19 AM) : 

i like her shoes on #2 & 3! nice blog!


Blogger DISCOFUNBATH said ... (10:23 AM) : 

I love that second picture....
What an interesting bracelet.


Blogger -h said ... (10:24 AM) : 

Beautiful and mysterious. And stunning eyebrows.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:27 AM) : 

great hat but panama will be better in spring!


Blogger Mujer imperfecta said ... (10:27 AM) : 

She's a mysterious character...


Blogger RISD streetwalkers said ... (10:33 AM) : 

she looks like someone from RISD!


Blogger harsh said ... (10:39 AM) : 

I love the hobo chic-ey kind of thing she has going on. It's elegant and unfussed at the same time. It looks like it comes naturally to her.
I would throw in some more colour though!


Blogger Jules said ... (10:50 AM) : 

love it especially the turban and the coat


Blogger miss sophie said ... (10:51 AM) : 

she looks so otherworldly! like a chic apparition from weimar germany or 1920s paris...

it's a look that few can pull off without looking costumey, but she does it with total conviction.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 AM) : 

Fantastic! This is how to wear black --with interesting texture and shape.


Anonymous mimi said ... (10:59 AM) : 

definitely not the stereotype of a 'california girl'.. she's fabulous!


Blogger X said ... (10:59 AM) : 

the first photo is just divine. her make up and the turban are wonderful!


Blogger Earl said ... (11:02 AM) : 

the very definition of having a personal silhouette and style. very admirable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:02 AM) : 

2 thumbs down. It looks sloppy. I can't even find any 1 element I like.


Blogger JURIS..!!! said ... (11:03 AM) : 

love the turbans so much
dramatic !


Blogger Hallie said ... (11:08 AM) : 

comfortable and lovely and simple. i like the flirty bits of colour peeking out from the black. the first picture is my favorite. as a fellow wearer of turbans, headwraps and other accoutrement of the noggin, i applaud her!!!! brava!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

She doesn't like her hair?


Anonymous lintmag said ... (11:42 AM) : 

Inspirational! She looks so great - do you know this person or just see her a lot? Very cool. Glad to see a sister California girl here!


Blogger AMB said ... (11:57 AM) : 

Love all the looks. But I covet her eyebrows especially. Is that weird?


Blogger kellywinonaoxford said ... (11:58 AM) : 

usually i'd find this type contrived. for some reason this girl exudes something that call pull it off without being contrived at all. not to saccharine either.


Anonymous Fashion Lady said ... (11:59 AM) : 

I like this beauty and the red hat!


Blogger diane said ... (12:14 PM) : 

It's chilly and rainy here today. I would love to wrap myself up in that second outfit (minus the head gear).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:19 PM) : 

I also may potentially like the turbans...but I have to agree with who said that it looks sloopy...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:23 PM) : 

Thumbs up! Don't get the Cal girl thing though.


Blogger Wanderlusting said ... (12:28 PM) : 

I love her Clara Bow smile, it's mysterious and beguiling. She looks like she just fell out of 1931 :)


Anonymous Annika said ... (12:39 PM) : 

What a great example of finding a few great pieces and using them in different ways. I've heard Parisian women are experts at this, no?


Blogger Stephanie said ... (12:45 PM) : 

What a lovely style! The red gloves are such an amazing complement.

Although I must note...I do not know what about this evokes California. =] Here, I've never seen anybody wear so much black.


Anonymous princess glee said ... (12:56 PM) : 

She's got some stuff going on IN her head and ON her head. The stuff ON her head is so original, what do you even call it? It goes well with her overall gypsy look. Perhaps she is or she comes from true gypsys. The mood IN her head appears playful and dark and introspective. I like all the pics, she's updated the allover black look with bits of color.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:16 PM) : 

This could so easily look contrived an costume-y, but it looks perfectly natural on her! Very striking and interesting.



Blogger junglesiren said ... (1:17 PM) : 

Are you and Garance trying to start a turban revolution?! DON'T YOU DARE!

This lady's unusual looks make the outfit work almost in a tarot-card-reading chic kind of way. But a turban is not a toy. It's not to be considered lightly or messed about with. If you wear it you must commit and if you commit you better be able to pull that shit off otherwise you'll look seriously ridiculous.

Just my humble opinion.

ps - love the middle and last pictures - lovely clothes, lovely girl. And see, California girls don't all look like Hugh Hefner cast-offs.


Anonymous A chicette in Paris said ... (1:23 PM) : 

Very cute. I like her head wear! Great looks!

Kisses from Paris!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:36 PM) : 

She is so pretty, who is she?


Anonymous louise said ... (1:38 PM) : 

Wonderfully consistent personal style!


Blogger Sam said ... (1:40 PM) : 

That deep crimson for lipstick is always so lovely... Just had to switch out mine for something more spring-like.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:01 PM) : 

Seems slightly contrived.


Blogger Yoli said ... (2:10 PM) : 

She definitely has a style all her own. A throw back to the 20's. Love her burgundy lipstick.


Blogger RUinSTYLE said ... (2:42 PM) : 

Totally love the hat. A great addition to the outfit. It creates a sophisticated look with a classic touch - an essence of 1920's chic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:55 PM) : 

now there's a turban i LOVE (last one).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:02 PM) : 

california girl? looks like lower east side/tel aviv girl to me.


Blogger m a u said ... (3:51 PM) : 

nice girl


Blogger Shaynuh said ... (3:53 PM) : 

Seems more jazz age, 1920s circa eccentric to me...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:09 PM) : 

I love the drama. Drama is perfect for winter and for Paris; why not? Livens up the gray.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:16 PM) : 

She looks great. Calfornia? I'm not sure either, but definitely a great retro-chic look (and not trashy retro either). Her choice of fabrics and colors make her look nmore than one-dimensional. It's not just an outfit, more like a well thought out musical arrangement in clothing. Great perspective on this woman, BTW.


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Oh, I can see the California. (c: She looks like she's had a go in the vintage/thrift shops and made her own look. She's not taking anything - including fashion - so seriously that she has to meet others' expectations of how she should look.

Surf's up!


Anonymous jessica said ... (4:56 PM) : 

which part of california?? i'm moving!! ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:10 PM) : 

Also the effect of the red coloration on the buildings in the first two photos.


Blogger An (ex) alien in new york said ... (5:18 PM) : 

5s that a turban or a cleverly wrapped scarf? *muses*


Blogger Rafe T said ... (5:36 PM) : 

I love the Turban, it's so Baba Cool as the French say. Also, kind of 40's Parisian madame. C'est chic, n'est pas?


Blogger Geneeeee said ... (5:39 PM) : 

She's quite pretty, LOVE her eyebrows,
But my real concern is this headline... California Girl? I am sitting smack dab in the Silicon Valley currently, and there is no way anyone here would describe that as anything close to Californian style. In fact, no where in Cali do people dress this way. So even though i think she is fabulous, and even if she is Californian.... she definitely does not dress like one.
I'm not saying we all look like "Hugh Hefner barbie dolls" but we do have a certain casualness/hippie/urbaness that is very... well for lack of a better word, our own.

"california girl? looks like lower east side/tel aviv girl to me."


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (5:55 PM) : 

What an amazing style! Love the 2nd pic, with the striped cardigan, the layering's just beautiful!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (6:42 PM) : 

Is she really from Cali? She looks so nice!


Blogger aLvin. said ... (7:48 PM) : 

i love the first picture. The gloves just jumps right infront of me, and lovley cardigan she is wearing.


Blogger LeeAnn said ... (8:02 PM) : 

she is striking, it takes a special kind of woman to pull those gorgeous turbans off.


Blogger Donnie Gayfield said ... (8:14 PM) : 

She has that French Sonia Rykiel vibe goin.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 PM) : 

i'm speculating that she is originally from California. and you can find pretty much any style represented here on our mythical Spanish isle. our television exports may portray us all as surfers and plastic surgery queens, and indeed those looks may appear to dominate in our seemingly bottomless suburbs, but if you know where to look we have it all.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 PM) : 

Hmmm, I guess Silicon Valley Geneeeee has never ventured up to the artsy parts of San Francisco or the East Bay, where this stylish soul would fit right in. Go see dance or experimental theater in a small venue in the Mission, or go to an art opening, and this is indeed California style. Just not mainstream.


Anonymous Hissy Stitch said ... (10:06 PM) : 

On me it would look silly and costume-y, but on her -- yow! All three suit her to a T. I especially like the third


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (10:15 PM) : 

Silicon Valley isn't representative of where I lived in So Cal for over twenty five years. Nor is it representative of the streets of San Francisco, Hollywood, Orange Co, or San Diego that I knew and loved in my travels up and down the coast. Silicon Valley is very conservative. Get out and live a little. Go to the clubs. Go to the bookstores. You'll see. Even the IE can get pretty interesting.

I would pick her for being from somewhere Huntington Beach to as far North as Long Beach or anywhere inbetween.


Blogger Shadan Saber said ... (10:22 PM) : 

cool dramatic looks!


Anonymous EJ said ... (10:31 PM) : 

that second outfit is stunning


Blogger john benjamin pritchett said ... (10:36 PM) : 

All three looks are great!!! It's so inspirational to see someone step out with boldness and not be just part of the crowd. Bravo!


Blogger jessica kim said ... (11:32 PM) : 

who is she?
i love her!

i'm from california, and people here definitely don't dress that well.


Blogger junglesiren said ... (2:27 AM) : 

Geneeee, you need to get out of Silicon Valley, girl. San Francisco is just a turban's throw away from you. Silver Lake, Hollywood.... Personal style doesn't always come to you, sometimes you've got to go to it.

While hers is not a common look (even in Paris) she would fit right into many neighborhoods in San Francisco, Oakland and L.A. Hell, even Pasadena - home of the Rose Queen!

There are plenty of people in California with great personal style it's just that the celebrity culture that California is associated with makes it look like everyone is a wannabe Lindsey Lohan/Ed Hardy loving/Uggs wearing/fake tan abusing/shallow/vain/insipid fashion victim.

Au contraire!


Anonymous dora said ... (2:55 AM) : 

she's so beautiful...


Anonymous FVAD said ... (3:08 AM) : 

Persepolis !!


Blogger Ruhvana and Flanelli said ... (3:41 AM) : 

She's amazing, i adore those turbans. i think all of three outfits are stunning.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:59 AM) : 

I love the consistency of her style. She looks great.


Anonymous Kimbawhitelioness said ... (4:22 AM) : 

I adore this look, this is exactly how I would love to appear. She is in control of her appearance, in control of the clothes. Utterly unique!


Blogger Gaia said ... (4:52 AM) : 

I love this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:50 AM) : 

I love this photo!


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:43 AM) : 

Haha this is a friend of mine!!! YES she is from california to the non-believers! Not from LA of course!! She looks fab in all those pics! Go girl!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:12 AM) : 

great style clothing-wise, but I think her makeup would make the look even better if it were a bit less heavy-handed....


Anonymous Aryam said ... (9:35 AM) : 

She has a mysterious sex appeal.


Anonymous Snakecharmer said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Love the second coat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 AM) : 

She is able to wear the very contrasty black and cream coat because of her bold coloring. I kind of envy that; I can't carry it off. Therefore, that is my favorite of these three shots.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:18 PM) : 

She looks like a gypsy! but wouldn't be surprised to see her here in LA..
Do you naysayers really think that millions of people dress like the people you see on tv?? Weird.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:41 PM) : 

Ghazi???? Is that you???? You look great!!! Definitely a California girl


Anonymous Efwa said ... (1:46 PM) : 

I like the look, a bit Anais Nin and Pris in the twenties. But i don't like her eyebrows, sorry, nor her shoes. Really fancy new shoes would lift the whole lady up a lot.
Worn out shoes is a No No even how beautiful you are,


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (3:03 PM) : 

I love this girl's strong dark makeup. She's mysterious.


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



Anonymous Catherine like Deneuve said ... (4:23 PM) : 

She may be from California but she is a fully naturalized Parisian, style-wise.
I love the headgear, the eyebrows, the lipstick.
She is Colette in a timewarp.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Ghazi you look gorgeous! Hope you're doing well in Paris (it looks like you are!!) xoxo Krystina


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:02 PM) : 

She spoke at the CFDA Awards!


Anonymous lepetitsmudge said ... (9:12 PM) : 

ooh she's like a gorgeous fortune teller. it really works wit her dark eyes and strong brow.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:45 PM) : 

wow, I love this exotic-vintage look...very personal and stylish

And i like how she combines the black with some touch of intense colour!!


Blogger zohara said ... (11:09 PM) : 

I love the dress and coat in second picture. The dress is so long and yet she still does not appear dowdy and i totally get the film noir vibe!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 PM) : 

so creative.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:44 AM) : 

love her style. here's more about her:

very cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:37 PM) : 

ahhh...the headwraps, the coats! the thinness...shucks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:59 PM) : 

I very liked this look! Cool and lovely vintage...
I love your blog... It is fabulous!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 PM) : 

first pic, that's how to wear red gloves.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

Loving the navy(?) knit. Great choice of outfits.


Blogger Ba Lemos said ... (9:12 PM) : 

BElla , Bella., forever contemporanea!



Anonymous delilah rose said ... (1:06 PM) : 

she is magical.


Anonymous rüya tabirleri said ... (12:46 PM) : 

Hmmm, I guess Silicon Valley Geneeeee has never ventured up to the artsy parts of San Francisco or the East Bay, where this stylish soul would fit right in. Go see dance or experimental theater in a small venue in the Mission, or go to an art opening, and this is indeed California style. Just not mainstream.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:29 PM) : 

i know her! that's ghazi, how wonderfully random...


Blogger Marielle said ... (6:51 PM) : 

i went to high school with this girl! she won best dressed when she was a senior! so proud to see her here...she dressed so well back then too, that was in 2006 i believe. :)


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