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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oops, Not Quite Done with Moscow

Comments on "Oops, Not Quite Done with Moscow"


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:10 AM) : 

Wow. Easily the one I like best from Moscow. Talk about making a statement.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:19 AM) : 

the colour of the skirt is breath taking,
i want to wear it running through a field of sunflowers!
the contrast of the boots, coat and skirt is profoundly beautiful.


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

unblown rubber balloons?


Blogger Eric.Granwehr said ... (10:32 AM) : 

so awesome.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 AM) : 

I started smiling immediately when I saw the skirt! So cute and different. I think she's brave to wear it, not many people I know wold have the guts to stand out like that.


Blogger shemtov said ... (10:35 AM) : 

okay now i really want to go to moscow. these people are so daring and i'd love to wear whatever id like and not have my more extravagant or costume like clothing stay in the back! where in moscow is this? does anyone know?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:38 AM) : 

That skirt is amazing!
Normally the colours wouldn't work for me but because the skirt is so extra-ordinary I think she gets away with it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:38 AM) : 

Literally looked at this, raised my eyebrows, and said, "What the hell????" I'm guessing she is a very confident person. My assumption is that its one of those 'its not what it looks like' photos


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 AM) : 

hm.. im not sure. it looks like blankets leaking out of her. plus, the bottom is just too complicated to go with the plaid top. it's daring though. i always give points for guts.


Blogger Dominica said ... (10:44 AM) : 

Electric blue and patent leather .... love it !!
The skirt is very Roisin Murphy....


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

So amazing: it's always fun to see people wearing 'concept fashion' for real.


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (10:51 AM) : 

This seems like out of the Vogue photo shoots of couture plus streetwear, I love that someone is as bold and confident to wear this as an outfit. Kudos to her. Also LOVE the boots. Jorge from W Palm Beach


Blogger TEXTSTYLES said ... (10:52 AM) : 

somehow i really like it

i mean not-so-much the jacket
but that skirt works in a
i-just-fell-outta-bed-and-got-up-to-go-to-work kinda way


Blogger Bruna Costa said ... (10:53 AM) : 

well, will I be the first? thats kind of scarry! haha
Ok so i think the skit is a little too much. It seems to me like a costume.. like she were an actress and were wearing her character's look under that coat. talking about the coat, omg! it's amazing and it comunicates wth those boots so well!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:58 AM) : 

what is that!?


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

Soooooo many things could work in between the jacket & sweater and those boots; her favorite oldest jeans, her newest crispest jeans, men's trousers, a tiny skirt, jodhpurs, houndstooth check chef's pants... so why is she wearing the sheets and curtains? The line between clothes and laundry has been crossed. I do like how the yellow and gray echo behind her on the building.


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

scary shirt :S


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 AM) : 

what a skirt...I wish we could see what she's wearing underneath the jacket


Blogger The Spicers said ... (11:05 AM) : 



Blogger whyioughtta said ... (11:11 AM) : 

makes me feel all a good way!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:12 AM) : 

love, love, LOVE the skirt although i'm not entirely too sure about the plaid jacket. it seems to be a bit for my eyes to take in all at once.


Blogger The Good Life in Virginia said ... (11:12 AM) : 

first look at this i thought she had tied several jackets/coats around her waist. geesh.
that is probably one of the worst fashion statements ever...


Blogger parisienish said ... (11:13 AM) : 



Blogger angie said ... (11:16 AM) : 

INcredible! I'm pretty sure I could curl up with that skirt and take a long comfy nap too! great combination of color and print.


Blogger strikk handknits said ... (11:18 AM) : 

wow wow wow wow wow


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:21 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:22 AM) : 

Good for her! I'd love to see more women dressing like this. She's not afraid of looking interesting and inventive, rather than just cute or conventionally pretty.
Although she is also beautiful. In this pic, at least, she looks quite a bit like Isabella Rosselini.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:33 AM) : 

That, quite possibly, may be the warmest looking skirt I have ever seen.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:39 AM) : 

Don't you just hate it when your duvet gets caught up in your skirt?


Blogger Carynn said ... (11:40 AM) : 

this has got to be the super awesomest outfit i've ever seen!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 AM) : 

At first glance it reminded me of how homeless people hang bags off of their grocery carts with different possessions in each one. After looking at the bigger photo though, I am fascinated to see what's under the coat - is it a dress? A skirt? Love the boots. Thanks for such a thought provoking photo!


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

Nope. I don't get the skirt. Looks foolish to me... have to agree with crowsfeet....

~ Miss Mary


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 AM) : 

She's a blast!

I'm always surprised at how conventional many of your readers (viewers?) are, mainly because she seek the unusual and the individual. The fashion police are out in force!


Blogger lword said ... (11:53 AM) : 

oh, this is great. i love the extreme contrast of the plaid with all of the....stuff...that's going on with the skirt. and the rubber boots!

i bet this chick has an awesome personality.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM) : 

What on earth????


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:05 PM) : 

She looks toasty warm. What a fun way to wear a skirt in winter.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 PM) : 

the girl's got moxie to wear a skirt like that---so awesome!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:16 PM) : 

This reminds me of Bjork.


Blogger Hello said ... (12:28 PM) : 



Blogger Diana said ... (12:29 PM) : 

I am not sure, that exactly that jacket and that bag are the perfect choice to this "skirt", but on the other hand, I have no idea, what could be better.
It looks like a creamy profiterol (italian dessert).


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:44 PM) : 

i agree - the colors in the skirt are amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:57 PM) : 

I'm sure that she make that skirt by herself.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:57 PM) : 

I died!!!!!


Blogger McLaura said ... (12:59 PM) : 

The skirt is amazing! I love the combination with the boots as well, but I do agree the coat is a bit much with it. I would definitely wear that.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:01 PM) : 

I find this beautiful and amazing. What's the point of style if not to express oneself and perhaps provoke? It's easy to be pretty, not as easy to let confidence and inspiration shine through.

And finally, it really looks great!


Blogger Bedlam said ... (1:02 PM) : 

is that part of her skirt, I hope shes not driving.


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

Love it! Just not with that coat! Like to see what is under as the top - Hate the boots, needs sky high heels


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

I'm really liking her boots.


Blogger junglesiren said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Love that skirt. With a different top it could be (maybe should be) evening. So fantastic to see something really different.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:20 PM) : 

I LOVE it!!!!!!
Thanks so much for going back to Moscow.

When you wear an outfit like this you give a gift to the world.


Blogger VanessasRunway said ... (1:29 PM) : 

wow! texture, texture, texture...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:32 PM) : 

homeless chic?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:35 PM) : 

Ahaha! that's hilarious!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:48 PM) : 

no, it is not a bad fashion statement. she looks comfortable in her skin and also comfortable in what she is wearing. you know that she isn't going to be pulling the skirt down because it's too short nor trying to rest her feet because she's worn shoes one size too small or 2 inches too high for her feet.

she brings a lot of happiness to the world. a woman looking comfortable, happy and daring: 10/10.


Blogger CLS One Elle said ... (1:56 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:04 PM) : 

It's a bit weird but I appreciate that she dares to wear it!


Blogger The Boot said ... (2:08 PM) : 

awesome. I wish I could see how it all moves down the street.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 PM) : 

the skirt is brilliant...but i think i would pair it with a plain tank and simple, strappy heels


Blogger alexantha said ... (2:21 PM) : 

could it be a bunch of artfully tied coats rather than a skirt? quite cool. not too practical, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:27 PM) : 

FANTASTIC!!! I want to meet this girl. I am off to Moscow to look for her.


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (2:39 PM) : 

This [bag] lady has a lot of chutzpah. Wow.

Let's see her without the jacket


Blogger Nare said ... (2:54 PM) : 

wow! It's fabolous but I couldn't wear it... just so diferent!



Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (2:59 PM) : 

That is just amazing! I love the whole outfit, and of course, that skirt! The colours, the sheer dark grey over the yellow, what an amazing effect, absolutely striking!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:04 PM) : 

You or she or both must be pulling our legs.


Blogger Cassaundra said ... (3:04 PM) : 

indeed - WOW - what a statement!
i envy her!


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

i am sooo happy. finally an unusual look. she has her style. we need more of that from you, because wearing bottega veneta, marni or whatever i can see on marieclaire, or instyle, do not inspire me and make me dare to ewar clothes in liberty like this picture. hope mexy pitti you won't take pictures only of reactionary italian province.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 PM) : 

Um, no. It's an interesting idea but it just doesn't work in this case. I like the skirt-boots combo but the jacket clashes with them like crazy and not in a good way.


Blogger Marquis de Lannes said ... (4:04 PM) : 

Bizarre et pas très glamour!


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

The uptown bag lady look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:41 PM) : 

It's Audrey Hepburn crossed with a polar expedition. Since it isn't snowing, she took off her anorak and tied it around her waist. Despite it all, she manages to look darn cute.
Seriously, I had to read a bunch of comments before I could make out that was a skirt.
Probably IS warm.


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



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 PM) : 

I think the skirt (or dress?) would work a lot better without the jacket...and the boots need to go too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 PM) : 

I commend her for her strive to be styling but the shape the skirt gives just is not flattering at all...


Blogger Amy Williams said ... (5:02 PM) : 

Well, its certainly interesting, and I definitely admire her confidence!!


Blogger lword said ... (5:19 PM) : 

the jacket clash is probably ah...not intentional. maybe it was cold and she wanted to wear that skirt but didn't have a jacket to match? i wouldn't do it, but i know a lot of people do.


Blogger Ivy Lane said ... (5:21 PM) : 

Brave gal! Looks like she stuffed her window dressing up...or down her coat!!! :)... Pretty colors though!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 PM) : 

By far the best outfit and real personal style from Moscow. I love how she combined the flowing soft shapes of the skirts with the sharp strong lines of the jacket. Not to mention how wonderful it is to see a russian girl not stiletto heels.


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

I love this outfit! For mornings when you have to get out of bed and need an option to pyjamas--something that will put a smile in your heart and on the faces of those around you.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:08 PM) : 

This is stunning and bemusing. Breathtakingly unusual. Stylistically gorgeous.


Blogger What is Reality Anyway? said ... (8:27 PM) : 

love this, i have that skull print dress...note to self: wear it



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 PM) : 

lurve the skirt, especially with those awesome boots.


Blogger Scott W said ... (11:28 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 AM) : 

Looks like grapes. Is this really practical? How long did she spend on this outfit?


Blogger jessicadrhp said ... (1:18 AM) : 

haha nice extreme blow-up version of a puffball skirt!


Blogger Pavlin said ... (2:00 AM) : 

The whole outfit is so breathtaking! Standing and applauding! All the three elements go together in such a proper way: sure the skirt takes a lead, but the jacket seems so proper and logical here, so do the boots.

Extremely stylish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 AM) : 

Comfortable, confident and exciting.
It does look though like the jacket's being gradually pushed north by the slowly inflating skirt! The skirt has a kind of absurd 50s couture musical thing to it which I really like. But the poster above is right, this woman is a gift to all who share the street with her and the more like her the better.


Blogger Cerisa said ... (4:46 AM) : 

Oh wow!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:55 AM) : 

Her skirt reminds me of melting icecream. Love the nonchalance with which she wears the whole outfit.


Blogger Post-it boy said ... (5:01 AM) : 

I often look like this when I go to the dry cleaners.


Blogger Johanne said ... (5:25 AM) : 

Gee, that skirt is insane


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:48 AM) : 

I this girl. A skirt really surprising and very beautiful. Thanks Russian designers. The coat and boots only to reach my office along the street ,because it is Moscow and here is cold). Shoes and a jacket and do not worry all is perfectly. Thanks scott.


Blogger John-Bryan Hopkins said ... (7:59 AM) : 


The REAL bag lady.

Forward thinking but too over the top for me.

Could you imagine the sound the skirt would make by just walking around in it or passing this lady on the street?

one thing though, Gap is not going to be copying this any time soon.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:04 AM) : 

i think it is "all kinds of fun" but it looks uncomfortable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 AM) : 

Woooow!!!! I am speechless... crazy good. Or like I've heard Marc Jacobs describing: it's horribly beautiful. Sooo odd!

By far, the best from Moscow.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Stunning. Individual, innovative, comfortable, fun. Every thing fashion should be about.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:57 AM) : 

... a Merry cream in the streets of Moscow! she' s perfect, bravo!


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

One comment says "I always give points for guts." It's exactly what I want to say looking at this picture. I would like to add that without people like her who dare to wear the unusual and the unconventionnal, we would still be wearing bear skins.
Remember that the first person - an English guy - who walked in the street with an umbrella was really made fun of.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 PM) : 

what the he@l? no, really - what the he@l?! i even think this looks "good" yet i still ask: what the he@l?! a little back story would be helpful here. not enough to post "a la a picture is worth 1000 wds" - 'cz: what the he@l?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 PM) : 

You have to hand it to her for her confidence! I did do a double-take on seeing this picture but she seems blase and entirely concerned with the moment, betraying no self consciousness whatsoever.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:56 PM) : 

I have been inspired by the vision of those perfect boots. Also the grey/blue/yellow of the skirt. Like a duck and an egg :)


Blogger Janine said ... (5:08 PM) : 

Lovely. Just beautiful!


Blogger Bini said ... (5:28 PM) : 

I love the boots. So shiny! But to be honest I doubt that this skirt or dress is meant for the streets. i would bet she's a dancer or actress and this is her costume! I would be very surprised if she was wearing this out! If so... Well awesome! The world just got a little brighter and better!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 PM) : 

agree w/ anon at 1:48. i say heels would be far more uncomfortable than wearing this! think about what women put themselves through just to look good to the world! how bout adding a little whimsy? much more interesting and inspiring!


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (10:10 PM) : 

In another time and place I might hate this, but looking at it I thought "what panache"! Wonderful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:11 PM) : 

Oooh, I love this. I love the whimsical/traditional mix, and the Wellies are a great touch.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:07 PM) : 

What a glorious contrast to all those later shots from Rio of pretty girls in pretty dresses - they so conventional, this so imaginative, daring and unique: truly something new under the sun.


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

Although the outfit appears at first glance to be in dischord, the accord between the electric blue boots and the black and white jacket makes a good balance for this wonderful skirt.

I love the way the skirt takes on a new dimension and how effortlessly she wears its new definition.

In winter, in my thinner days, I would DEFINITELY wear a skirt like this one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:20 AM) : 

It's like a skirt of blossoming sleeping bags. Looks snuggly and warm.


Blogger dirtyflaws said ... (11:35 AM) : 

beyond words


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:10 PM) : 

It is wonderful! I could literally wear my bed out and about, I'd never have to struggle to get out of it in the morning, rather into it. :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:36 PM) : 

MORE OF THIS. less of rio/socialites.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:24 AM) : 

I love the skirt! Somehow it works with the clashing jacket and completely unsuitable boots. But only at the one moment in time.


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

Unbelievable. I can't believe this works! It's amazing that you can see wearability redefine itself just by walking down the street.


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

HA!! it's me as a woman! telling the whole world to piss off and that I'm going to wear exactly what the fashion historians have been telling me what not to wear for centuries all at once. AND yes I HAVE made it look chic!!

My word. . Love is not even strong enough of a word for me to share with you my emotions towards this woman. She is my Allah.


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

Looks like it was designed by one of my favorite artists, Janaina Tschape.


Blogger Melissa said ... (4:36 PM) : 

This shot looks great against the backdrop because the scene hints at all the colours she has going on in her voluminous skirt. One of my favourites for sure, though not a look I could pull off on most London streets!


Blogger amandAbsurdness said ... (11:18 PM) : 

she needs to give up either one of her jcket or her skirt...
wearing them both makes her looks too 'full'...

the skirt itself is a very strong fashion statement... not something I'd wear... i give her credits for her guts...

but combining it with that jacket? not the best idea...
the jacket itself would go perfect with the boots..
anda the skirt itself would go well with the boots too...


Blogger Daša Lončarević said ... (10:25 PM) : 

The color and the shape of the skirt is amazing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:42 PM) : 

I guess I am not so fashion astute as some of you 1st thought when I saw this was a greedy shoplifter. I do applaud the attitude to wear the outfit though


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:13 PM) : 

Blown away. Props to the Moscovite.


Blogger Dana said ... (9:41 PM) : 

this looks like an amazing mistake. like she doesnt realize she is wearing that skirt. love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:37 PM) : 

I couldn't love this look more if i tried. Totally individual and completely brilliant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:48 PM) : 

The girl is beautifull...The skirt is beautifull..The look is beautifull...BUT..
Dear Sarts..You`ll never see something like this on Moskow`s streets.Really.

P.S...Dress up!

Best wishes from Russia)


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

beautiful!!! a piece of art, a walking piece of art.


Anonymous Little Lady said ... (8:32 AM) : 

At first glance I thought this woman was carrying a load of laundry! Don't dig the plaid jacket. Maybe a white jacket would have worked better. And a plain tissue thin grey tank top with ballerinas or a heel.


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