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Monday, April 13, 2009

On the Street......West 21st, New York

Comments on "On the Street......West 21st, New York"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 AM) : 

wow. what a brethtaking beauty.


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



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 AM) : 

Very chic......


Blogger Angeles Almuna said ... (10:30 AM) : 

I love this style and her hair is so modern.Simple and Chic!!!!!!!


Anonymous Elaine said ... (10:30 AM) : 

What a wonderful hair style. Love the black and white outfit, the white trim at the hem of the skirt, and the extra-long sleeves used as a muff. It's nice to see comfortable flat shoes for a change.


Anonymous AMY said ... (10:31 AM) : 

Love, love, love the entire outfit! I wish I could see what type of bag she is wearing. Does anyone know where she got these shoes? Is the skirt actually two skirts? Adorable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:33 AM) : 

Nice haircut. But I think her clothing could be more flattering.


Blogger miss sophie said ... (10:36 AM) : 

i'm not that tall, so i almost always avoid long skirts past my ankles. but on her the long skirt and oversize cardigan goes really well with her features. her outfit is almost like an extension of her own features. such a comfy and intellectually chic look!


Blogger Joyce said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Love her hairstyle... and the whole classic look!


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

wow! so ethnic and chic!
i love her taste


Blogger Phuong said ... (10:40 AM) : 

so elegant


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Love how her hair sweeps across her face. Very feminine.


Blogger ..... said ... (10:42 AM) : 

I like her haircut, kisses.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 AM) : 

the pose complements the look perfectly.. so beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:47 AM) : 

ohhh her hair suits her outfit so well!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 AM) : 

An example where a great haircut makes all the difference.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

she is so beautiful, she reminds me of a japanese geisha


Blogger La chica said ... (10:58 AM) : 

beatiful geisha


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (11:07 AM) : 

amazing hair. excellent picture.


Anonymous louise said ... (11:08 AM) : 

Yes yes yeS. Beautiful trend-free STYLE.


Blogger Hek said ... (11:12 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:13 AM) : 

there is just something special about her...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Wow! What a stunning beauty! Her style shows a lot of personality which is very important in my eyes. Moreover that asymmetrical, fashionable haircut fits her perfectly. Love it! It's awesome, indeed.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:24 AM) : 

elegance par excellence!


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

Oh my...her style is so 'fresh, clean and suits her....head to toe.perfection..thank you.....


Blogger cathycathycathy said ... (11:30 AM) : 

Everything about this is absolutely gorgeous.


Anonymous style Ph.D. said ... (11:35 AM) : 

She looks wonderful, and especially against the warm tones of the reddish brick and stone.

As a silhouette I find it a little less than it could be--although this may have to do with the pose. One wants a little more narrowness at the bottom to balance the bulk of the cardigan. But if she were to stand differently, or walk or sit, the skirt might conform to her body more, and provide that relief to the eye. Anyway a good example of an Asian woman working her look, and taking advantage of Japanese design.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 PM) : 

I really love her hair


Blogger The Voguette said ... (12:22 PM) : 

i love this photo, that cardigan is perfect.

The Voguette


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

God I love this shot. Something about her expression and her arms, the DOF, and the angles of the building.


Anonymous T o n j e said ... (12:36 PM) : 

Wow, so clean..


Blogger Miiicha said ... (12:37 PM) : 

ooh ! I love how the red brick wall makes her and her clothes stand out more.


Blogger Johanna said ... (12:50 PM) : 

Stunning hair and stance.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 PM) : 

I like this one, except for the hair style.

It's nice to see the modern take on traditional styles. Or is it traditional styles using modern garments? Which ever, it works.


Anonymous angie said ... (1:02 PM) : 

Oh no! I don’t like the outfit at all. It's SO unstructured. I love an unstructured voluminous outfit but this is just unflattering. But I love her hair and she is a beautiful gal, who turns heads for sure.


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

wow. she looks remarkable. the hair is AMAZING. women can be much more seductive when covered up.

for me, this type of modesty and grace = true style.


Blogger cmc said ... (1:12 PM) : 

with that haircut, she could make anything work. it doesn't hurt though that she's wearing a great cardi!


Anonymous princess glee said ... (1:15 PM) : 

The picture captures a chilled, silent kind of mood. Simple color, simple lines, stripes on a sweater. Spare is good.


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (1:18 PM) : 

i love everything about this photo, especially her hair and skirt. the girl is beautiful, she looks so serene and elegant. for me, there's something very unexpected about this image, i feel very surprised - in a really good way!


Blogger Oni said ... (1:20 PM) : 

Love the haircut and the colors (black & white) of the outfit...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:31 PM) : 

love her hair, she is very pretty


Blogger cami falcão said ... (1:42 PM) : 

this is beautiful.


Blogger tecubate said ... (2:04 PM) : 

Her hair is just simply stunning.


Blogger Brian said ... (2:14 PM) : 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Babe...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:16 PM) : 

I would like to be her. Because of hair and flat ballerinas. Yes.


Blogger JULES said ... (2:18 PM) : 

elegance defined.


Blogger Hadley Makes said ... (2:19 PM) : 

I love how her hair adds the necessary structure to this outfit! What a lovely gal.


Blogger thimbles and gingham said ... (2:29 PM) : 

she looks so graceful. like a ballerina.


Anonymous cleeoo said ... (2:32 PM) : 

Whaouuuuu ! j'adore cette élégance simple !


Blogger RUinSTYLE said ... (3:01 PM) : 

First off her hair looks fantastic. Very chic. Secondly, I love her outfit. It's very difficult to pull this off as there is no tailoring and can create a shapeless figure but she successfully looks charming and stylish in a carefree and subtle way. Very knowingly breaking the concept of fashion and it's ridiculous 'rules'. I say thumbs up!


Blogger me said ... (3:03 PM) : 

Beautiful. The hair, face, placement of her feet and the whole modern take on a classical contrapposta really add so much to this image aside from the clothing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:14 PM) : 





Blogger An (ex) alien in new york said ... (3:22 PM) : 

The haircut, the lighting and the attitude. That's what makes this.


Blogger SavvyApprentice said ... (3:34 PM) : 

great black-white coordination. the hair goes perfectly with the outfit.. and look at those lips... pure beauty


Anonymous Dina said ... (3:45 PM) : 

I like that you can see her black Peds peeking at the edges of her flats..

that's how I wear mine too.


Blogger Nadine said ... (4:11 PM) : 

Stunning. Obviously she is very beautiful, but I also love her short hair, off-white stiped cardi, long skirt, the trim on the skirt (swoon!) and the flat shoes. She looks incredible and unique but also comfortable and practical - a remarkable achievement.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:29 PM) : 

love her face and hair the most in this pic!


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (4:43 PM) : 

The photo is stunning.

She is way past fashionable or stylish. She has something few people have. She's positively elegant. Who can pull that off these days?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:59 PM) : 

Composed and graceful, femininity defined. Btw she is not a geisha.


Blogger Mai said ... (5:11 PM) : 

lovely pic, she has an amazing haircut!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:16 PM) : 

The outfit overwhelms her figure and it gives her body no semblance of shape. Can't even imagine how odd it would look from the back. But with amazing hair like that, I forgive all.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 PM) : 

aw, look at her little footie socks! She looks comfortable and elegant.


Blogger Deafkid said ... (5:36 PM) : 

pretty, like a painting


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:37 PM) : 

Wow. Comfortable, quiet and delicate details, sophisticated, textural, soft yet strong, unexpectedly chic. She's knows she's going against the trends, and it seems to make her even more stylish. I love how her sleeves have become a muffler. Her clothes are loose, unstructured, and yet they oddly convey a powerful sense of structure to me. She looks like a work of art. Her clothes are hiding her body and yet you get the impression that a beautiful female form lies beneath. Her hair--what a flattering, modern foil to the rest. I don't know if she could pull off the look so effectively without that cut. I love, love, love this blog, but this is the first post I've ever replied to. Something about her look speaks to me in the most pleasant way. Perfect.


Blogger Rita said ... (5:54 PM) : 

How beautiful she is! And her hair, wow, can she pull it off perfectly!


Blogger TheMinx said ... (6:15 PM) : 

oh I love this. She looks so serene and lovely. Her hair is perfect for her face and the whole energy of the photo is just spectacular.


Anonymous noel said ... (6:19 PM) : 

amazing look, very original in it's simplicity


Blogger Montreal Street Views said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Clean and classic! Perfect.


Blogger Jonathan said ... (7:01 PM) : 

Sublime. She is so well put together.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:33 PM) : 

her hair, her hair, yes yes!! me likey!

Tiffany Darling xoxo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:35 PM) : 

Visually stunning, elegant silhouette! Among your best shots and styles ever!


Blogger Bianca said ... (7:36 PM) : 

lovely sweater

the crumpet girls


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (7:51 PM) : 

Oh! LOVE this photo/outfit! Her haircut, knit...are just gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:14 PM) : 

Wow im not sure why but i am totally amazed by this picture

the girl looks so graceful and natural, like she knows who she envious!!!!!

plus her hair is so majorly cuteeee!!!!!


Blogger beths said ... (8:48 PM) : 

I so enjoyed the suspense about the skirt length as I scrolled down to view the photo for the first time. It did work at many skirt-length positions . . .


Anonymous Hannah said ... (9:51 PM) : 

Sublime! This girl is art! What a look, and what a cool demeanor!


Blogger sillyfilly said ... (9:54 PM) : 

She looks like a dancer.. the way her feet is poised. So graceful. Sometimes it's not what you wear. Really, it's just who you are.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:13 PM) : 

I love the hairstyle...


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

Very pretty. I love the whole look!


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

the lovely haircut reads as a touch grown-out/shaggy but nice nonetheless. the outfit is fine, it's the pose that makes it work and even so, I'm still opposed to the footie-socks showing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 PM) : 

This is incredible. There is something about the way her skirt echoes the shape of her hair that is just stunningly subtle. Not to mention her face is absolutely gorgeous.


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

who IS that?


Blogger said ... (11:02 PM) : 

Monastic chic. Fabulous.


Blogger Cassie Jo - Tofuscloset said ... (11:23 PM) : 

gorgeous! and the haircut is awesome


Blogger Caroline Bingley said ... (11:23 PM) : 

Completely elegant and completely wear-able. Brava!!!


Blogger Caroline Bingley said ... (11:26 PM) : 

I hope this inspires an exploration of how long skirts can be very sexy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:29 PM) : 

I want to follow her around and see what she wears every day. Love her!


Blogger Daisy said ... (11:41 PM) : 

wow. this is gorgeous. there's so much grace and beauty to it, it seems unreal


Blogger Kera said ... (11:54 PM) : 

i'm going to cut my hair like this one day when I get the courage.


Blogger Penelope Bianchi said ... (2:15 AM) : 

Hi there! I don't see perfect very often.....

nor do any of you.......I suspect!

This is what perfection looks like!


Thanks for finding...and sharing!


Anonymous FVAD said ... (2:20 AM) : 

how to look like Poetry, and not a boring sort of Poetry.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:21 AM) : 

gorgeous...i think i'm in love


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

Not too sure about the Nippo-nun look but the haircut is amazing!


Anonymous mimi said ... (4:45 AM) : 

oh say it is so! are you really (FINALLY) coming to my fabulous homeland that is australia???

ps - this girl is stunning. i love how she is standing, like a ballerina!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:26 AM) : 

what are people wearing in Harlem?


Blogger alegna said ... (5:31 AM) : 

For me, this pic is all about her hair. The cut is beautiful. The shape of her skirt is interesting but much too long in length. Although I really love her sweater even though it is a bit oversized too.


Anonymous Alejandra said ... (6:02 AM) : 

yohji would be pleased.


Blogger Marina Capano said ... (6:34 AM) : 

I love this style!nice haircut.


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

i like how you caught her pout and yust a half of her eye!


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:21 AM) : 

She's beautiful, and i love her hair


Blogger Patrick Mercier said ... (8:21 AM) : 

She looks in harmony. Her style, her serene attitude... her clothes just fuse with her aura/personality.


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (8:39 AM) : 

This is really pretty and she knows how to pose.


Anonymous Aco said ... (9:51 AM) : 

That's my niece!!! Am proud and blessed to be her Aunt.


Blogger diamondsinchampagne said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Love the oversized cardi, and her hair style is perfection!


Blogger Connie said ... (10:15 AM) : 

Great boyfriend cardie, she looks so chic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:17 AM) : 

Oh, I would say she got the feeling of those Chinese around 1919.


Blogger matthew langley said ... (10:18 AM) : 

this reminds me of the great minimal styles that came from Japan in the 80's - perfectly updated and easy to live in.


Blogger crowsfeet said ... (10:24 AM) : 

The woman and the clothes and the photo are all just breathtaking.


Blogger liana said ... (10:45 AM) : 

looooove the cardy


Blogger A La Mode said ... (11:10 AM) : 

Wow she looks amazing!


Blogger Ugly Duckling said ... (12:12 PM) : 

like the hair...the whole zen like feeling of the picture...very well captured and translated on camera..


Anonymous livingarief said ... (12:15 PM) : 

... zen master...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:50 PM) : 

OMG this woman is stunning. LOOOOVE the hair. I can see what people are saying about the skirt echoing the hair, and I agree, but I still don't like skirts of that length. Still, a marvelous look. Would love to see inside her closet. Bet she also mixes it up with much sleeker looks. Marvellous! I wonder who does her hair. :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:32 PM) : 

Did you notice her little socks peaking out of her flats? Lovely.


Blogger E. said ... (2:12 PM) : 

Looks so comfy...Amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:22 PM) : 

I think the shoes might be Marc Jacobs Collection Fall 08-- the little socks which some commentors have notice is actually the velvet lining of the shoes that is meant to be seen?


Anonymous stella said ... (3:11 PM) : 

gorgeous. she has an intuition for simple soft black lines.


Blogger eloise in berlin said ... (3:12 PM) : 

She looks classy and comfortable - elegantly but discreetly styled. I Love a good cardy, and she's wearing it perfectly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:32 PM) : 

love this look!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:33 PM) : 

A perfect combination of traditional and modern. A reminder of that skintight is not always necessary (if ever).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:41 PM) : 

a special lady, but she reminds me a bit of a nun. Great haircut!


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

All the people talking about how the clothes don't "flatter" her clearly have a quite limited expectation of what cl1othes are meant to do for the wearer... here she is not flattered, per se, but there is something dramatic and poised about her silhouette, which is far more exciting.

I think I will take from this look a reminder to sometimes wear things that don't always make me look taller/slimmer for the sake of the pure drama of it!


Blogger Jessie Birnberg said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Luv the hair. She is so gorgeous. However, there are three of us viewing and we, "oohed" and "ahhhed" until we scrolled down to see the way long skirt. You lost us. Love the pic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:01 PM) : 

A true beauty. Amazing hair, sorry... i know im supposed to notice the clothes. But that hair!



Blogger The Spicers said ... (8:15 PM) : 

What a beautiful woman. Love her style!


Blogger Me said ... (8:17 PM) : 

so austere- beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:58 PM) : 

She's a knockout, I'd love to meet her....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:18 PM) : 

This woman, she possesses that type of beauty and presence that is ethereal, transcendent, and timeless. She is a muse-- the type of beauty that inspires fashion rather than follow it.

And the stark and graphic lines of her clothes, hair, and stance so beautifully striking against that warm terracotta background. Once in awhile sir, you give us something quite special! Thank you.



Anonymous fashion lady said ... (10:32 PM) : 

brethtaking beauty.Lovely hair...


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

the outfit has too many layers/is too baggy...and what happened to her hands?

cool hair though


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 PM) : 

this is the single most beautiful picture you've taken this year! and she is such a beautiful person!


Blogger imightbechad said ... (11:16 PM) : 



Blogger Starck Mad said ... (11:23 PM) : 

This is SUCH a cool look (and photo too)....
I was lucky enough to travel to Tokyo last October, so to me (and anyone who's ever traveled there ?)
....this is a common, hyper-cool look seen on the street!


Blogger Shadan said ... (1:27 AM) : 

kool haircut :)


Blogger Mademoiselle C. said ... (2:34 PM) : 

Very elegant.


Blogger Coffee Black said ... (3:10 PM) : 

Wonderful Photo!
Striking bone structure and divine style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

As an Asian(Chinese)woman myself, I think it's a very good example of traditional and chic style combination. Just love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:11 AM) : 

i know this girl!
we had life-drawing together, i remember her wearing those harem pants long way before it was even featured in magazines.


Anonymous bobbie said ... (12:31 AM) : 

very edward gorey!


Anonymous Funny Boy said ... (2:18 AM) : 

I'm just missing my Milo.....


Anonymous phyllis said ... (7:14 AM) : 

Great proportion and shaping with each piece - very very hard to do well.


Blogger Josef said ... (10:07 AM) : 

This is perfect. Best shot I've seen in months.


Blogger Amra said ... (11:33 AM) : 

Very cool shot and an equally cool outfit. Could never in my wildest dreams imagine wearing something with even the slightest similarity to that.


Anonymous Amber said ... (2:05 PM) : 

She is beautiful!


Anonymous irene65 said ... (9:34 PM) : 

what lots of people seem to not take into account is that there are other issues at work in the sartorial world than dressing to optimize the illusion of a tall/svelte body. There are cultural issues of modesty that don't have to be dispensed with in order to be fashionable. This woman is a perfect example of this - she is exquisite!

We could all learn a lesson on subtlety from her...



Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (10:49 PM) : 

Looks like it's a doubled skirt or something.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:50 AM) : 

I think she's managed to get everything perfect.

I agree with sillyfilly in that she looks like she could be a dancer with the way she holds herself.

I wonder what her other outfits are like?


Anonymous Sara said ... (1:09 PM) : 

Oh my god. She looks so beautiful. It's breathtaking. No doubt about her wonderful beauty.


Anonymous Nathalie said ... (1:54 PM) : 

superbe !


Anonymous Huda said ... (1:24 AM) : 

just beautiful, her pose and style is similar to images one expects to see in a gallery.


Blogger mybeautyaffair said ... (9:24 AM) : 

gorgeous.. she is very beautiful :))


Blogger Danger said ... (10:40 AM) : 

the angles of her gaze, her hair, her skirt, and her stance make it for me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 PM) : 

love the hair!


Blogger Pearl Bhasin said ... (10:36 PM) : 

Lovely! But I think if I wore this, I'd look like a loaf of bread. :(


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

I like the shoes.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:13 AM) : 

it's her sweeping left foot and the warm red bricks behind her that transform confirm this outfit's magical expression of taste


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:36 AM) : 

love the shapes, the volume and the flow. the contrasting balance of firmness and fragility. i imagine that she is petite, yet she doesn't let the outfit (or the grgeous haircut) swallow her. and maybe it's the photograph, but the detached confidence is almost rebelliously holistic.


Blogger Marty McFly said ... (3:08 PM) : 

i LOVE the hair, how it curves and hugs her face..

she looks amazing


Anonymous pilgrimagetoself said ... (6:29 PM) : 



Blogger Laura said ... (5:57 PM) : 

everything about this picture is glorious.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 PM) : 

Sometimes the simplest and most understated clothes are the most beautiful. What a striking pose.


Anonymous The Fashionable Housewife said ... (12:41 AM) : 

I think this outfit looks fabulous on her, but most people wouldn't be able to wear it and look good.

Her hair is so cute!


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