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Monday, August 30, 2010

On the Street....Proportion Play, New York

Our eyes play tricks on us.

This young lady looks almost provocative with her tailored jacket and long, summer legs. However, under that jacket, she was wearing the same jean shorts that all the other young ladies are wearing this time of year. From the front she would seem unremarkable, but from the back it's a whole different story.

Comments on "On the Street....Proportion Play, New York"


Blogger Nolita said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Love jacket and the light yellow hat is cool!

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Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (10:26 AM) : 

love the color of the benie!!


Blogger abataba said ... (10:27 AM) : 

I like her look!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Goodness, I love this idea! How cheeky.


Blogger Nadine2point0 said ... (10:30 AM) : 

Lovely - and you're right...her legs looks beautiful!


Blogger La_Flaneuse said ... (10:32 AM) : 

Love her blazer! Interesting how perspectives can play tricks...



Blogger Mary Beth said ... (10:34 AM) : 

I like her knit looks like one of the popular patterns on Ravelry. I'd like this outfit better with some wedgies or some shoes with height. It would be a little more sassy.

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Blogger Kathleen said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Understood. I have worn several "tunic" length tops and jackets lately that both hit nearly the bottom of my shorts. I have often wondered if this is proper or tacky looking. But then I think, "Its summer and 110 degrees outside, one must do what one must do". I think this young lady looks great, the shoes speak volumes. They tell you, when she turns around she's going to look just great. I looks forward to the weather cooling down and being able to wear a blazer. Wow, what a wonderful thought!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:41 AM) : 

And she's wearing Toms!


Anonymous la recessionista said ... (10:46 AM) : 

Yeah actually she almost looks naked ! I love the color of her hat !


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

It's always something you can't see that creates the fantasy. And her legs and the unseen face are the biggest fantasy in this shot.


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

this would look better with heels. It would elongate her already beautiful legs and add to the proportion of the jacket.


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

she is gorgeous! what a flawless fall look!


Blogger Anna Mavromatis said ... (10:53 AM) : 

perhaps out of proportion?


Blogger ~L~ said ... (10:55 AM) : 

loving the beanie with the blazer!



Blogger DebbieJ said ... (10:56 AM) : 

This does look provocative but in a sexy way :) Luckily she's wearing shorts!




Blogger Siru said ... (10:59 AM) : 

She's charming!

juliet xxx


Blogger J.Teheren said ... (11:01 AM) : 

She is enticing yet enchanting. Awesome look, and yes, Toms do rock!!!


Blogger kor-jjung said ... (11:04 AM) : 

yellow caps .. cute!!!


Anonymous suicide_blond said ... (11:06 AM) : 

i dunno.. i kinda feel like if you wear a knit cap you almost need pants.. ;-)
of course if i had legs like that good luck getting pants on me...ever!


Anonymous Splendid Sass said ... (11:07 AM) : 

I thought she was naked. Love the hat.


Blogger Karen Wallace said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Love the yellow and blue. Warmly, Karen


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (11:15 AM) : 

I love that hat because it is such a bright color. You are right, fantastic from the back. x


Blogger CW said ... (11:25 AM) : 

I like this look, too!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:27 AM) : 

That touch of buttery yellow is a rich choice and compliments the jacket nicely.

Here is a late-summer version of the "pants-less" look that was a hit at the top of spring season.


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

I love that she looks relaxed and comfortable in her outfit, but at the same time, so sassy. Even the way she stands suggests confidence. She's great.


Blogger Céline said ... (11:36 AM) : 

Really great outfit!


Anonymous Dorien said ... (11:56 AM) : 

Her hat is very cool ! I wish it was weather like that over here so I can wear my denim shorts too :p !


Anonymous jimjims said ... (11:59 AM) : 

Winter time from the waist up!


Blogger ~Julls~ said ... (12:00 PM) : 

So true!
Love the blazer tho!


Blogger Misnomer said ... (12:09 PM) : 

Very cheeky. Too hot to wear a blazer at all where I live, but she tempts me to try!


Blogger PCovi said ... (12:17 PM) : 

She is showing off her best feature!
WOnderful...although I DO want to see the front (and I was secretly hoping she had on jean shorts..cutoffs...)


Blogger Kristen said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Interesting point of view. I do love the idea of the bold jacket with the playful Toms shoes!


Blogger Jason Laucht said ... (12:31 PM) : 

are those TOMS shes wearing?? nice outfit BTW. but its getting cold now for this kinda look


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:33 PM) : 

just the perfect outfit for summer! she's effortlessly stunning! xxx


Blogger Peter said ... (12:51 PM) : 

The hat is the best thing about this. So colourful :D
She does have pretty amazing legs though too it has to be said!


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (12:54 PM) : 

I love the bright yellow beanie & the fact that you posted her from behind.

Always finding the interesting surprises to share Scott!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

stunning shot and commentary.

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

i totally agree! love it!


Blogger Laura said ... (1:06 PM) : 

I like yellow touch!


Blogger CP said ... (1:08 PM) : 




Anonymous honeyfashioniscoming said ... (1:14 PM) : 

nice style, although I would like to see her also from the front.


Blogger TeeAndCake said ... (1:18 PM) : 

..beautiful! :)


Blogger Miss DeltaG said ... (1:19 PM) : 

i want her legs!:)
nice hat color!
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Blogger Iris Tinunin said ... (1:20 PM) : 

beautiful legs!
lucky her :D


Blogger Monika said ... (1:25 PM) : 

cool outfit&very nice comment:)


Blogger M. Roseleine said ... (1:30 PM) : 

Loving the hat! What a gorgeous shot!



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

Wow! If I had mile-long legs like hers, I too would risk looking like I had forgotten my pants! Alas, I am not as bold as she...


Blogger my healthy twist said ... (1:45 PM) : 

Great post, I love the tricks our eyes play on us. She's totally rocking that neon beanie too! XOXO, Natalya


Blogger Bojan said ... (1:56 PM) : 

A yellow cap looks great! The combination of jacket, shorts and a knit cap is wonderful!


Blogger nemee said ... (2:04 PM) : 

I really like this post, and I completely agree. She looks great.


Blogger Jakarech said ... (2:08 PM) : 

LOVE this!! She looks great!!

I like her hat as well!


Blogger Suzie Sweet said ... (2:10 PM) : 

love the outfit! great photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 PM) : 

i love the efect of her long legs with the blazer. colour combination is interesting as well.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:17 PM) : 

I adore this, everything is different from the front !


Blogger Rachael said ... (2:18 PM) : 

It's amazing how blazers can change an outfit!


Blogger Javi said ... (2:28 PM) : 

Love those shoes Rodia


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 PM) : 

cheeky yet woolly


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:47 PM) : 

Nice shot)) But I totally understand what you are talking about: same thing happened to me last friday as I went to the salon, wearing shorts and (well, not a jacket) white cardigan:)


Blogger genevieve said ... (2:51 PM) : 

Oh, what fun! Love the pop of color from the hat. It's so funny how the most alluring images always seem to reveal only snippets of a person; from the front, this would have been just another shot of just another girl.


Blogger Alex Ingram said ... (3:11 PM) : 

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Blogger Unknown said ... (3:24 PM) : 

Heels would be cheezy/ those who suggested it. It's too predictable.
She looks perfect.
...WAY better than those tourists across the street!


Blogger culturcated said ... (3:32 PM) : 

thank you so much! this is exactly what i'm going to wear tomorrow. not with a yellow cap, but with cap for sure.... :)


Blogger Ciaragh-Lee said ... (3:51 PM) : 

great legs matched with a great hat. Love it!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:52 PM) : 

this is such a lovely trans-seasonal look. Chic and tailored and just a little bit cheeky. It can't be easy to show and much (long and tanned - jealous, moi?) leg, wear a luminous yellow oversized beanie and STILL work the look with an air of sophistication. I'm impressed and slightly envious. X


Blogger Dorothy said ... (4:41 PM) : 

Super cute! She completely pulls it off too, and like everyone else has commented, I too love that hat!

Dorothy x


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (5:15 PM) : 

With legs like this I think she can wear as short as she feels like.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:46 PM) : 

I like this look, but you have to remember sometimes fashion can get you into trouble. I had a similar look like this and walking home one night, some man followed be and grabbed my but from behind :(. I was fine and he ran away, but still. We got to remember sometimes I think, that we have to be careful what we choose to wear where.


Anonymous Johara said ... (6:16 PM) : 

its your eye for such things that make you an artist :)


Blogger Carrie said ... (6:22 PM) : 

nice legs, however i cannot stand those types of hats, it looks like an octopus is attacking her head.


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

totally agree with your comment on the back vs. the front. from the back you imagine that shes wearing something very chic and cool--it gives the picture an air of mystery


Anonymous Emily (Travel and Toile) said ... (6:52 PM) : 

This is absolutely excellent.


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

Her 'hat' is really cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:27 PM) : 

Amazing legs!


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

Great shot of a girl with beautiful proportions.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:51 PM) : 

not working for me. sorry, it just looks like she forgot to put on pants. nothing arty about it.


Blogger brightlightsbigcity said ... (8:18 PM) : 

i have that problem all the time! people are always yelling at me to put pants on so i have to turn around-sorry my sweater is longer than my shorts


Anonymous Kevin Park said ... (8:53 PM) : 

Still unimpressive from the back, I'd say...from the back she just look like she forgot to wear pants.

Proportion? what proportion?


Anonymous Ashley k said ... (9:20 PM) : 

I believe he makes an interesting point. I would walk up behind her and say wow, that girl could probably use a some more clothes, and yet as she turns around i would've realized she has shorts on and i wear the same kind of shorts sometimes. Should women not wear shorts this short or just not jackets that long at the same time? The photo is also interesting because of the use of color and angle. The eye level is shorter so she has to have been standing there for a decent amount of time for the picture to have been shot at a low angle, which sparks the question for me, what's she looking at? Are the people across the street looking at the same thing?


Blogger Ashley Reese said ... (9:29 PM) : 

Great colors, awesome legs, etc!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 PM) : 

That is so true! Hahaha!


Blogger J.Ro said ... (11:57 PM) : 

With those legs, she needs to go on tour with Tina.


Anonymous FashCity said ... (12:44 AM) : 

the pop of yellow looks great! amazing photo


Blogger derek said ... (1:03 AM) : 

i love that illusion


Anonymous agenzia hostess Roma said ... (1:57 AM) : 

Too good post and superb model, Thanks.


Blogger M said ... (2:20 AM) : 

I’ve actually done this but with a long cardigan & skirt not jean cutoffs but to the same she-forgot-her-bottoms-effect.



Blogger Stephanie said ... (2:25 AM) : 

what a gorgeous picture! And I love how the angle you view her at totally changes the perception of her... sort of perfect for fashion.


Blogger Mani said ... (2:29 AM) : 

She looks great from behind!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:45 AM) : 

Beautiful picture, gorgeous legs, but the hat's gotta go. The weather is too hot/ humid in NYC for that. How can she stand it?


Anonymous Catherine said ... (3:24 AM) : 

Yes probably different from the front. Funny and awesome legs. Great jacket


Blogger Liz S said ... (3:40 AM) : 

Like the sexy Cake song goes for Short Skirt Long Jacket....

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what's best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes

I want a girl with the right allocations
Who's fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She's playing with her jewelry
She's putting up her hair
She's touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket......


Blogger KC said ... (3:58 AM) : 

those jean short shorts are so popular these days. and wearing them with a long jacket like this cheats everyone.


Blogger ... said ... (4:15 AM) : 

so great


Blogger JONE CONDE said ... (4:19 AM) : 

Its nice the comvination of a formal blazzer & a yellow hat. Jst luv it! :P


Blogger MJCK said ... (4:26 AM) : 

Love the hat and the shoes, I barely wore any other shoes this summer myself, haha.


Anonymous dishly said ... (4:43 AM) : 

ahah cuuuute beanie!!
and yes very naughty from the back!! tsk tsk young lady


Blogger Not Specified said ... (5:46 AM) : 

I like her outfit, I would wear the same thing if my legs were like that!


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:32 AM) : 

The yellow touch changes the outfit's the magic touch that can make a good look or a bad look!


Blogger I Love My Frames said ... (7:26 AM) : 

Cool hat! Love the colour X


Blogger Marta RLL said ... (7:37 AM) : 

Actually she's wearing PAEZ and not Tom's!


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:14 AM) : 

Different and fresh, but still I fancy more the layered look, also from the back view.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:37 AM) : 

Another great photo! She has great legs & fer attire somehow works. Would have liked to see her from the front too!


Anonymous pauletta said ... (9:07 AM) : 

love the combination of summer and winter in the look
also the formal jacket and casual- holiday-like shoes


Blogger Caddy said ... (9:07 AM) : 

The shoes were the first things that caught my eye. TOMS??


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 AM) : 

I work with her at Superdry! That's domonique!
Her and that bright green hat all the time. She's fun!


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (10:36 AM) : 

I like her look...great jacketsa


Blogger pinky said ... (11:08 AM) : 

does she or doesn't she? hmmmm.


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

haha she owned all of us for a moment :)
like the short-blazer style!


Blogger Guido EZarchitecture said ... (12:48 PM) : 

Great blazer!!! Love her hat also.


Blogger Guido EZarchitecture said ... (12:51 PM) : 

Great blazer!!! Love the hat as well!


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (1:08 PM) : 

what a beautiful legs! <3


Blogger Zerrin said ... (2:17 PM) : 

awesome legs:)


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:07 PM) : 

Love the hat and the legs...
-diary of a fashion stylist-


Blogger Taylor said ... (6:13 PM) : 

Clever pic, I love it! She looks great!


Anonymous kelli said ... (6:25 PM) : 

heels would have made this look outstanding.


Anonymous Alizée G. said ... (6:05 AM) : 

j'adore cettre difference entre le coté tres courts des shorts, robe ou jupes cette année et le coté douillet que l'on veut nous enseigner... cette fille a l'air tres jolie en tout cas et son bonnet me donne terriblement envie :) !
Bisous, bisous, Alizée G.


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

The material is beautiful too. It gives her a real look of luxury. The material makes you want to touch her


Blogger Román Iglesias said ... (11:08 AM) : 

Yesterday I friend of mine wear like this


Blogger Sarah Landrigan said ... (3:02 PM) : 

i love seeing girls do that, i also love doing it myself! Plus the way her body is posed to a tilt gives the blazer's wavy curves an extra something.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

oh my god!i feel like i'm looking at myself in this shot!i have a similar blazer, a similar yellow hat and i pretty much dress like this all the time, down to the invisible denim shorts and flats...and what i can see of her facial structure resembles mine. we even have almost the same complexion and figure.
i wish i could contact her somehow...


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

Cool! She has awesome legs.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 PM) : 

I'd be willing to bet she's pretty remarkable from the front.


Blogger Hautemocha7 said ... (10:02 PM) : 

Love this look & her long leggs!!


Blogger Anna said ... (11:05 PM) : 

lovely. i've never thought about it in a "doublesided" way...but it's so true!


Blogger Tanya Dempsey said ... (11:34 PM) : 

Gorgeous! I love throwing a blazer over tiny shorts. Such a sexy trick.



Anonymous john said ... (11:50 PM) : 

I love the look from the back and the legs are good. Would have been interesting to have a frontal photo as well to see the full contrast of the outfit with hidden shorts.


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




Blogger Ideasbaj said ... (2:33 PM) : 

I would love to see the front of the outfit, but so far it has lovely potential. nothing like long lovely legs on a summers day and a cheeky outfit to match.


Blogger kostas said ... (12:40 PM) : 

Great style!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Great legs! Like the shoes and cap combo, makes the look.


Blogger The Vogue Diaries said ... (9:32 AM) : 

love it!
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Blogger Unknown said ... (3:33 PM) : 

Amazing photos :) I love the yellow hat



Blogger M. Keith Harris said ... (12:37 AM) : 

the girl in the yellow dress with all the tats is awesome. What great style.


Blogger RCVW - Global said ... (2:34 AM) : girlfriend does this with my blazer's hence the term boyfriend blazer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:20 AM) : 

this is sexy.
bery sexy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:30 PM) : 

the best thing bout this outfit
THE TOMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (shoes)


Anonymous riaprieto said ... (9:00 PM) : 

i <3 TOMS!


Anonymous Fan said ... (9:10 PM) : 

Looks like Vaneska from Toronto.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 AM) : 

Does she leaves her pants at home?????


Anonymous katrina kaif said ... (9:31 AM) : 

I love throwing a blazer over tiny shorts.


Anonymous Priyanka Chopra Wallpapers said ... (5:52 PM) : 

Sounds familiar, Looks like Vaneska from Toronto.


Anonymous Get out of Debt said ... (10:29 PM) : 

I love the bright yellow beanie & the fact that you posted her from behind, heh, thnx for the photos.


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