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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

On the Street....The Stillness, Melbourne

Comments on "On the Street....The Stillness, Melbourne"


Blogger Vitrinen said ... (12:06 PM) : 

Her belt, shoes and necklace work perfect together. Really a cool outfit!


Blogger Ladybird said ... (12:11 PM) : 

Love the choice of necklace, would not think she would get a rough necklace like that. But it works out great!


Anonymous sarah Dobbs said ... (12:12 PM) : 

I love the color combo of the burnt orange belt and nude/blush skirt. Simply stunning


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (12:14 PM) : 

this is a very interesting and inspiring outfit. the combination is perfect. basically i adore every color in her outfit, those shades of brown are classic. plus, the navy blue blazer makes a great outfit statement here.



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

Gorgeous! Right down to the textured socks!

-Jeffrey Thompson
Seattle Men's and Women's Fashion Examiner


Blogger what dia like said ... (12:15 PM) : 

whaouuuuuu amazing.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:16 PM) : 

Great looking piece of kit.


Blogger Hadley Makes said ... (12:18 PM) : 

She has a wonderfully charming quality of a 1950s schoolgirl trying on some of her mother's more glamorous clothing. Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:20 PM) : 

That bag is out of this world! By whom?


Blogger Carlos Alberto Silva said ... (12:23 PM) : 

So XIX century yet modern, I love it! Living colors and the coat is A-mazing

The Fashionart Blog,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 PM) : 



Anonymous Claire said ... (12:26 PM) : 

I really love the colours, the bag and the necklace. I'm not to keen on the overall outfit though. I just don't think it works on her I'm afraid.



Blogger Unknown said ... (12:27 PM) : 

The blue is really beautiful, it suits her perfectly


Blogger Diane said ... (12:28 PM) : 

Wow! Stunning style! Great put together!



Anonymous Chelsea said ... (12:34 PM) : 

I LOVE her shoes.


Blogger Klever Girl said ... (12:34 PM) : 

loving it, the socks are still doubtful though.....


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (12:35 PM) : 

there's not a single stitch that I don't completely completely adore


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 PM) : 

it's very nice but, I'm not feeling it.


Blogger stylespotterfashionblogger said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Socks should be wrong but some how she works it!!!!


Blogger Rebekah Mancilla said ... (12:45 PM) : 

everything is lovely from the knees up.


Blogger Fashions By Lozano said ... (12:46 PM) : 

I love it the combination of colors.. I don't know about the socks tho, but overall is a good look.


Blogger beths said ... (12:58 PM) : 

An odd little outfit, but clearly Melbourne is a great place for people- and fashion-watching!


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

Reminds me of Cindy Sherman.....perfect!!!


Blogger Beverly. said ... (1:03 PM) : 

The jacket and whistle are definitely my favourite parts.


Blogger Zero said ... (1:03 PM) : 

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.
Why saying something if every word will be useless to say how great this look is!?


Blogger Kelly said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Hilarious....I say this not in a mean way. She has such verve; I love her style!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:13 PM) : 

love the conservative look!

F <-- 2 girls blogging fashion from nyc and chicago!


Blogger val michael said ... (1:15 PM) : 

perfect color combination.i love the accent the pendant is giving to the whole outfit.and the socks! love love love.very 60's reminiscent,but with a twist.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:19 PM) : 

The women of Melbourne are perhaps the most diverse and intriguing I've seen on this blog since I first began reading it in 2005. Could that be because there's not a model or fashion magazine editor among them? Far away from the traditional fashion capitals of the world, they proudly display their individual styles with a delightful fearlessness. Brava!


Blogger Michael said ... (1:26 PM) : 

The jacket-skirt combo is just killing me. Fantastic! And is that tape on her belt?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:29 PM) : 

Give the socks to the Melbourne Man several photos down...they would both look better.


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

Cool colors, lots of details, but still manages to feel plain. Pretty neat.


Blogger Christopher Sabino said ... (1:36 PM) : 

very prada circa spring 2001


Blogger Paige said ... (1:52 PM) : 

fantastic color combination!


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

Does anyone know what that pendant is? I love it!


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (1:56 PM) : 

I love that skirt. It looks gorgeous! I also like that she is daring and paired socks with her sandals. Awesome.


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (1:59 PM) : 

A brave look. I find each colour alone difficult to wear, together is inspired...


Anonymous hope said ... (2:02 PM) : 

damn.. look at the combination of these colors


Blogger Despoina Chatzipavlidou said ... (2:02 PM) : 

beautiful .....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:02 PM) : 

Can't wait til Pitti...


Blogger Jessica Thor-Miller said ... (2:04 PM) : 

I love the way the blue works against the canvas of the other colors. Outstanding!


Blogger Bob Spears said ... (2:06 PM) : 

A very nice and neat look for her. The bag, shoes, skirt, and ribbon around the belt all complement each other very well. The pale blue blouse is lovely and the darker blue jacket anchors the whole thing. Not sure about the socks though. They seem to fit the look but there is something not right about them. Maybe a little to high?


Blogger Marlena said ... (2:09 PM) : 

I love her blue jacket and boots ... Interesting socks:)
Ohh... Aand, the beautiful color of her skirt.


Blogger v said ... (2:12 PM) : 

Reminds me of the'50's and 60's.
Thanks for the nostalgia. -Bill Starkov


Blogger Sarah said ... (2:38 PM) : 

I have had dreams about a look like this. Lovely.


Anonymous Meadow said ... (2:40 PM) : 

what a great look! i'm especially intrigued by her belt. and the colors POP! love.


Blogger Daphne said ... (2:41 PM) : 

oh wow! One of the best photos AND outfits I've seen on here (and I love so many!)


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

shit, that's fantastic!!!


Blogger Jean-pierre MATTEI ( clothings maker who shares some fashion sketches .............................. ) said ... (2:45 PM) : 



All colors are perfect together !



Blogger Giorgia said ... (3:06 PM) : 

Everything's lovely, especially the skirt and the bag -- but the white socks are just a big, giant NO, sorry.


Blogger Beth said ... (3:11 PM) : 

i absolutely love this look, from the hair to the bag.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:13 PM) : 

The bag and shoes are wonderful. Not keen on the socks.


Blogger Lorena said ... (3:13 PM) : 

I really love this, all of the pieces individually and together. The way she combined them is perfect.


Anonymous cricket said ... (3:22 PM) : 

This day you had to work with was a freaky December day of cold - we enjoyed yesterday 40 degrees c yesterday...aaaaaah Melbourne!! This girl I believe sums up aspects of our city and its belongings wonderfully.... Love it!


Blogger Anastasia said ... (3:30 PM) : 

classic quirky fun!! love the soft peach the street scene backgrounds in your 'aussie' shots...


Blogger Korver said ... (3:39 PM) : 

It's a little chaotic for me-but then I can be overly simplistic sometimes. I like all the pieces separately, though. Especially that lovely, lovely bag.


Blogger Arielle said ... (3:53 PM) : 

This inspires me to dress in strictly complementary color combinations.


Blogger Lexie said ... (3:54 PM) : 

i agree with the anonymous commenter who stated that the melbourne women are the most diverse you've shot ... they seem like *real* everyday women, not just magazine editors and off duty models.

this gal is just LOVELY!


Anonymous Adam Miller said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Looks like the necklace might be from falling whistles. Very cool if that's what it is.


Blogger georgialouise said ... (4:26 PM) : 

she's so beautiful, but she has the saddest eyes i've seen in ages.


Blogger PWS said ... (4:35 PM) : 

woww, is fantastic !


Blogger valesparza said ... (4:37 PM) : 

This recent collection of photos has made me rethink my conception of aussie style!


Anonymous Tom said ... (4:51 PM) : 

necklace looks more like an empty bullet cartridge than a whistle.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Oh my word! I love this outfit so much. And she rocks it!


Blogger Rosalind said ... (5:10 PM) : 

This may be one of my favourite outfits you've shot so far! Everything about it is either quirky or classic. And its so refreshing to see someone in long skirts, much more beautiful than short ones in my opinion! I love the socks/ shoes combination too. Its a mix of whimsical childlike elements and grown up tailoring with the shirt and jacket. Beautiful range of colour tones too. Love it!


Anonymous Kirsten said ... (5:11 PM) : 

This woman is gorgeous!


Blogger Maria Ana said ... (5:16 PM) : 

Love to feel like I'm transported to another decade...


Blogger Friend in Fashion said ... (5:17 PM) : 

Stand out accessories!


Anonymous Maija said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Sometimes picture comes with a sound. I can hear her in this one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:29 PM) : 

This is very emblematic of a particular type of Melbourne style: eccentric to the point of perversity. For me it sort of works, and is well done, but it's also just a bit ugly somehow. But that is Melbourne. It does its thing without much reference to the fashion worlds of the northern hemisphere. It's part of what makes it such a great place to live.


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

this is such a Melbourne look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 PM) : 

although i like the colors, the outfit looks too "shiny and new" to me--sort of affected...


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:43 PM) : 

maybe a bit too retro,but its cute.


Blogger Alicja said ... (5:43 PM) : 

love her jacket, great colour! nice colour match- belt, bag and shoes :)


Blogger Whimsy said ... (5:44 PM) : 

the colors I love...
the style, not so much.
I do love the socks with heels though...



Blogger Julia said ... (5:45 PM) : 

I absolutely adore the color combination of nude and cyan blue. Stunning.


Blogger Karoline said ... (5:47 PM) : 

Lovely skirt!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:54 PM) : 

Scott, thank you so much for the way you have represented Melbourne! x


Anonymous heather said ... (5:54 PM) : 

looks like she stole some clothes from her mum or grandmum's closet from the 50s


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:03 PM) : 

the outfit just looks like an old lady to me, not a cute old lady..just old. and i say that without trying to be "mean"


Blogger zeddy said ... (6:03 PM) : 

nice :P


Blogger Fashion Quarterly Staff said ... (6:12 PM) : 

Love the colors!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:20 PM) : 

For all the whimsy in her outfit, the other woman in today's postings (in the Hijab) is so much more inspiring, and feels so much more "free" than this one. I can tell you which one I would like to get to know more.


Anonymous D9Robot said ... (6:38 PM) : 

It looks like she should be in a band.


Blogger Celia said ... (6:44 PM) : 

That's not a breeze, that's a breath of fresh air.


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

She kind of looks like a hip nun, not that that's a bad thing.


Blogger lnetaue said ... (6:52 PM) : 

Amazing !!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:58 PM) : 

this is a perfect outfit. nothing more should be added and nothing should be subtracted, it is simply perfect.


Anonymous Nora said ... (7:26 PM) : 

Wow, she is gorgeous and those colors look amazing on her.
I wish however, that you got some photos of the 'beach style' of Sydney. Its classic, and i haven't seen any other country manage to pull of the swagger of thongs, boardies and a VB.
Next time you here, you might also want to check out China Town.


Blogger Serg Riva said ... (7:27 PM) : 

with a piece of chalk, we could draw a map that would explain the difference between a stare and a gaze.


Anonymous Campbell said ... (7:49 PM) : 

It's the skirt that makes the whole thing rock. And the bag. And the ribbon. I don't much like any of the colours, but combined I love them.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:52 PM) : 

The only thing missing that would make this ensemble perfect is a lovely smile. Such great style, but the poor dear looks a bit pained. Gorgeous mix of colors.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:25 PM) : 

I think the outfit is a bit frumpy and old-ladyish in a not-so-great way, and the colors seem unflattering and kind of harsh (as does the haircut). But it's still interesting and better than a typical New York fashion editor outfit. The socks actually work for me with the outfit but not with the sandals. A perfect pair of well-made mary janes (Chie Miharas?) in the same color as the sandals would have been sooo much better.


Blogger I Call It Art said ... (8:47 PM) : 

Mary Poppins?? Lovely colours. I love absolutely everything about this outfit.


Anonymous Libby K said ... (8:52 PM) : 

For a woman with so much fashion whimsy--necklace, belt, socks--she's wearing such a serious expression.


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



Blogger khdz said ... (9:05 PM) : 

i love the clean lines of the shoes. very elegant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 PM) : 

her shoes and bag are so amazing and the haircut and skirt and jacket just are perfect together.


Blogger Holly said ... (10:17 PM) : 

It's almost hard to believe this shot is resent...she looks to be out of a different decade...I think she looks cool...I love the shoes and socks! Her hairstyle is perfect for her taste in clothing.


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

love the baaaag!


Blogger Style Realist said ... (10:54 PM) : 

that bag is so rich in its color...i love it...


Blogger Emily McGuire said ... (11:17 PM) : 

I think black/darker socks would have been more suitable to bring out the darker tones of the belt.

Otherwise, the silhouette is fabulous; softly structured and classically modern.


Blogger Global Girl said ... (11:28 PM) : 

I gotta have that satchel!


Blogger bird of light said ... (11:38 PM) : 

kudos to the hues! a lovely outfit; I agree that the colors are great: jacket, skirt particularly, and bag/belt divine; but also, that her socks must be more endearing when worn shorter, (or if at all,) and dare I add, with a sharper heel.

x Bird.


Anonymous Nadine2point0 said ... (11:46 PM) : 

Wow....such a unique style in Melbourne as shown in these last several photos. I absolutely LOVE that conformity doesn't seem to rule as much there as in other large cities. The colours here are fantastic. As a seamstress and artist, however, my eyes can't help but be drawn right to the pull in her skirt....but then I get over it. Ha!


Anonymous Hannah said ... (11:49 PM) : 

Ahh dearest Melbourne. She looks wonderful and this picture perfectly encapsulates the essence of Melbourne's style. Every part of her is lovely, there is not one element of her outfit that does not work. I'm from Melbourne too and it makes my heart sing to see such a beautiful photo on this blog.


Anonymous said ... (11:54 PM) : 

I really like this outfit, although on first glance the socks look like athletic socks. I don't mind socks with heels, but somehow they look too mannish on her and do not flatter her legs. The rest is great, love the skirt.


Anonymous mimi said ... (12:07 AM) : 

her facial expression is much to melancholy.. i mean, hello, you're in melbourne! be happy girl! :)

outfit fine but would have preferred plain white socks without texture. texture ruins it for me.


Blogger Maddy said ... (12:23 AM) : 

Love the colour choices. They work so brilliantly together. Also love the peeptoe + sock combination.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 AM) : 

I wish I could wear socks and shoes this way and make it look cool


Blogger Libertad said ... (12:28 AM) : 

Gorgeous outfit, I'm in totally love with it!


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

sorry sart, not loving this one
too preppy, too overdone, too...something...
the combo of the jacket with the shirt, not loving it
and then the skirt with the belt plus the socks and shoes...
it just doesn't mesh well...
the colors are fab but with all of these preppy pieces we need a button or two undone


Anonymous Cat said ... (1:16 AM) : 

Is that a whistle round her neck? I think this girl is channeling my Brownies uniform, circa 1980. Is there such a thing as Brownies chic? I kinda like it...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:17 AM) : 

Is that a Hermes Marwari?


Blogger iida said ... (1:54 AM) : 

I love the combination of the peach fabric and the caramel leather.


Blogger JeraLee said ... (2:08 AM) : 

ah i love how endlessy inspiring your work is. on my blog i try to inspire as well come visit :)


Anonymous budget chic said ... (2:16 AM) : 

I keep telling folks that ankle socks are back in vogue!!


Blogger Kirrilee Bailey said ... (2:22 AM) : 

great to see some australian stuff! and also, i very much enjoyed your speech at agideas. took me a few months to say so. :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:57 AM) : 

It's odd combination... The bag is perfect :)


Blogger Jonathan Santos said ... (3:20 AM) : 

I adore the bag and blazer, great combination.


Blogger Katie said ... (3:22 AM) : 

cute . I love socks and heels together. long socks or mid-length. Any socks that are not ankle socks. I love her blue jacket too. it just finishes off the outfit.


Blogger Diana said ... (3:48 AM) : 

one thing is missing on her:

rest is cute!


Anonymous Yu Shu said ... (4:00 AM) : 

LOVE HER BAG!!!! and her outfit too! :):):)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:00 AM) : 

She is definitely her own person. I really like this picture.Lovely.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 AM) : 

so Melbourne! so great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:15 AM) : 

don't particularly like the outfit but the colour combination is amazing!


Anonymous Filuzi said ... (4:24 AM) : 

What a lovely contemporary interpretation of the 50s.


Anonymous Cecylia said ... (4:26 AM) : 

I love the block colours! Great blazer!


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

The fifties reinvented.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:09 AM) : 

God, it is marvellous. I love the colors, the skirt, the shoes, everything.


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

If Virginia Woolf had lived in the 50s/early 60s, this is how she would have looked.

I knew that blue and orange were complimentary colors but this is one of the few times I see this well done.

And me who always post saying "great looks but what happens when the person is in motion", here one knows motion is only going to add to the look.


Anonymous Minx said ... (5:19 AM) : 

Adore that blue jacket.
Those socks aren't working for me either... I think it's because from the waist down she's very girly, but the socks make it a bit too twee to balance her more androgynous top half.
(If we can all be so picky about a pair of socks we know she's got all the rest right!)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:24 AM) : 

Its weird that the socks dont look weird...


Blogger Daphne van Houten said ... (5:30 AM) : 

She has such an own style, very cool!


Anonymous Croator said ... (5:33 AM) : 

I adore these kind of man bags made of thick leather!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:39 AM) : 

Very individualistic and creative look... its nice to see a Melbourne girl wears something other than black outfit.!


Anonymous Charlotte K said ... (6:43 AM) : 

I love the way the wind is blowing out her skirt.

But the white socks have got to go.


Blogger Frida Dahl said ... (6:56 AM) : 

I love how she has combined the colours and the textures, really well done! :)


Anonymous yellowRose said ... (7:52 AM) : 

i really like her facial expression- there is something 'oscar wilde' about her look


Blogger SallyO said ... (8:07 AM) : 

Australia's "Ugly Betty", in a good way!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:19 AM) : 

cool cool cool!!!!


Blogger The Spicers said ... (10:22 AM) : 

Great color mixing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:28 AM) : 

I may be alone in this, but I LOVE socks and heels.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 PM) : 

you're not alone, I also love the socks. I think it's a cute look


Anonymous luciana said ... (12:25 PM) : 

Why do you censor dissenting comments?, it is part of the diversity of opinions, I think that this is not the fifties, and she is not Peggy Guggenheim walking her Lhasa Apsos in New York, it is in my opinion a rather contrived costumy look. Sorry to have a slightly different opinion on the look....Respectfully..


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (12:46 PM) : 

For Luciana
I didn't post your comment because it IS NOT RESPECTFUL.

Why are you making this young lady wrong for what she is doing? You have no idea what she was thinking when getting dressed. however the way you phrase your comment makes it seem that she tried something and failed.

This blog is not about making people wrong for their choices. It is about seeing what we can get inspired by in their attempts.

Let's be honest, you thought you had come up with an oh so witty comment and you're pissed that I tried to protect you from looking like a judgmental ass.

ps. just because you say "respectfully" doesn't mean that you were.


Anonymous A. said ... (2:31 PM) : 

Love everything about her
I don't know why but somehow she made think about Sylvia Plath :)


Blogger Anna said ... (2:31 PM) : 

To anonymous who asked about the bag: I have a bag that's very similar. I found mine at a thrift stall in Daegu, ROK. There's a stamp on the top edge that reads "Kissmmee London." I've never been able to find any information about "Kissmmee" and I assume it could be a well-made knockoff of a high end brand.

I love the colors in this outfit -- especially the play between the color of the belt and the skirt, which is highlighted and tied together with the blue jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:31 PM) : 

All I can think is Alice in Wonderland for some reason, she looks as if she's out of place, or maybe it's the opposite, her stillness in a topsy-turvy world.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:13 PM) : 

Lovely innocence!


Blogger Margo said ... (3:23 PM) : 

She reminded me instantly of a prim schoolteacher or librarian. But I do see the genius in how she wears her clothes - the colors are beautiful, the socks keep it a bit jarring. Not a look I could pull off, but I am so inspired by seeing these Australian shots. Reminds me how little my world can be and many great ideas are out there.
Oh, and I really love her bag: color, style, patina of the leather.


Anonymous dramaqueen said ... (3:35 PM) : 

Oh, I absolutely love this. Such lovely colors!
Except for the socks. Those socks... Please, no.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:36 PM) : 

hey Mr.Sartorialist - i love it when u randomly reply to, or comment on, someone else's comment!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:49 PM) : 

Oh this is beautiful stillness. It all seems so quiet and harmonious. Beautiful!



Blogger Heidi said ... (4:19 PM) : 

This could very well be my favourite outfit ever.


Blogger Hawa said ... (6:42 PM) : 

i love love love the colour combination here!! beautiful tones,hues and details!


Blogger nothingness said ... (10:29 PM) : 

wow the color combi is genius!! :)


Anonymous Sondra said ... (11:37 PM) : 

I think this combination of colors is fascinating, and it clearly demonstrates how one can achieve a stunning visual effect by mixing bold with delicate colors (if one knows what one is doing, of course). On the other hand, the white-socks-with-light-brown-sandals combo doesn't do it for me. I've seen this look a lot lately and I've learned to like really heavy wooden wedges with darker socks or stockings, paired with a delicate dress (like in Chloe and Prada 2006 runway collections). But the socks with sandals here look to me a little too "fifties-soda-fountain" (an instant association with Lea Thompson's outfits in the first "Back to the Future"). Perhaps that was the idea, but I don't get it.
Still, a very interesting photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:51 AM) : 

I love this outfit! I think I've seen her around before...
Was this actually taken on the 16th? It was ridiculously hot that day


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:58 AM) : 

Love those socks! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:36 AM) : 

what an amazing picture! This photograph has an extraordinary texture - I can touch the fabric of the skurt with my eyes.


Blogger weina said ... (4:41 AM) : 

wow, this shot is so intense. her facial expression reminds me of a medieval painting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:35 AM) : 

Australia and style dont really go.


Anonymous Guga said ... (2:15 PM) : 

This is the type of person i would like to see on the streets. Her Blazer is more than awesome. I wish i had this color in my wardrobe. Makes my day brighter. the lace and the skirt add something sweet and everything with blue seems to work very well... even those socks... which could have been wrong... somehow are not.... vintage and edgy. Loved it all


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:06 PM) : 

tarina tarantino necklace? I love this look!
Lily @


Blogger Danger said ... (5:42 PM) : 

Why don't more girls dress like this?


Anonymous gordon Tiemstra said ... (6:11 PM) : 

Wow scott, this is one of your best pictures ever! jesus what a combination of the right colors, and what a lovely shirt!



Blogger Susan said ... (6:33 PM) : 

great shot! The stillness of her but the skirt is flowy! I love it! I like how she matched her shoes with her bag and belt.


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

It is people like this young lady who express their creativity in their daily lives and dress in such exceptional outfits, that I believe make our lives so much more rich, interesting and lively. I can be walking along, just thinking my usual thoughts and then see something like this outfit- all of a sudden my heart skips a beat, my mood changes and a flash of creative thoughts enters my mind. Personally, I don't care too much whether her outfit is my taste, if the socks don't work with the shoes or where she got her skirt from. She has had the courage to wear something out of the ordinary and by doing so inspires and affects others in ways she probably doesn't even realise. Well done- she looks wonderful.


Blogger rhai♥laborte said ... (1:07 AM) : 

Very chic girl! I love it. Nice color combination btw.



Anonymous Free said ... (4:37 AM) : 

Ah waauw, lovely outfit!


Blogger The Trendy Fashionista said ... (1:33 PM) : 

Nice jacket. Amazing picture!
-The Trendy Fashionista


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:57 PM) : 

She looks like Flannery O'Connor!


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (4:52 PM) : 

apart from the disappointing feet, this is a wonderful outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Wow, so neutral and conservative and yet so daring! And that haircut and look on her face, very "David-Bowie-ish". I bet she's be interesting to talk to over a cup of coffee.


Blogger Chris said ... (10:02 PM) : 

She reminds me of a young Cindy Sherman. This is what her Film Stills would look like in color


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:50 PM) : 

What I like about her is the complexity: the dress is very young-lady-like, the bob hair? Boyish. There is a little sex and a little reserve -- a bit of reserve, even the expression and collar -- after an aggressive color contrast in "Madonna"-like blue against the belt, bag, and shoes.

This girl is really intriguing. What is she? An architect? A millner? If it seems costume-y to some, so be it -- I want to ask her out for coffee. There's mystery here.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 PM) : 

looks dowdy to me


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

Very individual style. Kind of 1950s retro, but her hairstyle and no makeup make it more modern. I like her unusual mix of colors, especially the electric blue blazer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 AM) : 

I love her bag and the belt just rocks! The entire look oozes a kind of sweetness and unique style.


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



Blogger A La Mode said ... (4:00 PM) : 

Wow this is beautiful!


Blogger Lucas Jones said ... (5:16 PM) : 

OOOOOOOOOOO that face! wow.


Anonymous Chic Little Devil Style House said ... (7:48 PM) : 

How vintage! Find fabulous vintage garments at Chic Little Devil Style House in Downtown LA!


Anonymous shang li said ... (1:17 AM) : 

the expression on her face says it all.


Blogger Rob Boddice said ... (4:14 PM) : 



Anonymous mezziemoo said ... (8:21 AM) : 

This photograph is beautiful... all is so still expect for the breeze in her skirt... I love it.


Blogger Trina said ... (3:08 PM) : 

Her skirt really is gorgeous.


Anonymous Helen said ... (12:59 AM) : 

It's a Joan Holloway necklace!


Anonymous Suman said ... (6:01 AM) : 

I wouldn't change anything. :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:10 PM) : 

so, so good


Blogger WARREN WRIGHT said ... (5:37 PM) : 

i love this look. and the blue blazer pops the outfit with color.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:54 AM) : 

such a cool combination of vintage and new stuff.
she has quite the same style as T from


Blogger Nicola said ... (7:51 AM) : 

Impeccable. She oozes old-school chic.


Blogger Marina Inoue said ... (8:38 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:52 PM) : 

Class, I love it.


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

love it.


Blogger Pranaya Soeraadiningrat said ... (10:34 PM) : 

I love the stillness of the photo. The way her dress is carried by the wind.


Blogger iluvbarney said ... (12:25 AM) : 

It's too bad there isn't more of a close up, but from this distance it looks like the necklace is a homage to the great Joan Holloway of Mad Men fame.

If intentional, it was a very nice touch, the cherry on top of a perfect reference; the button up blouse suggests an office appropriate choice, but the pop of bright blue is simply signature Holloway.

If unintentional, it still remains a good example of how pop culture or even the zeitgeist (indeed the 60's have never seemed so relevant) of an era seeps into fashion. A reminder that the fashion does not exist in a vacuum and shouldn't.

Perhaps money makes us lazy and in this recession, such a realisation for designers would bring back the poignant relevance of fashion (one can't deny that sometimes, it is so obviously hollow and superficial). Fashion is not only a projection of who we are, but the world which shapes us. But good fashion projects who we want to be, and the world we want to live in.


Anonymous Sybil said ... (2:08 PM) : 

This is so far from my personal aesthetic... yet I am always envious of ladies who are able to carry off billowy skirts like this. LOVELY!


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