2.29.2012

Some Awesome (Sartorial) Simplicity


I had a wicked case of insomnia last night, resulting in madly clicking through fashion week street style images at 4:00 am. Suffice to say, it was a bad scene friends.

It could have been my bleary eyed exhaustion, but, after a few minutes, all the outfits started to just sort of blur together in a giant mash-up of cobalt blue and Celine bags and dashes of neon and brightly painted nails and wrists full of bangles...

Don't get me wrong, there was some major sartorial eye candy happening in these formidable ensembles. And certainly I admired the wearers' boldness and fearless embrace of color and pattern and accessories (boldness and fearless embrace in matters of dressing not being my strong suit), but because everyone looked exactly the same, nobody looked fresh.

I was quickly bored with all the excitement.

But then that image above of Vogue editors Meredith Melling Burke and Hanneli Mustaparta popped up, and I was shook out of my visual stupor. They just look so modern and easy and, well...awesomely simple. Not overthought or self conscious or uncomfortable. They look like women there to notice rather than to be noticed. I've been thinking about the image all day, which is not something I can say about any of the other photos (and there were hundreds friends, did I mention it was a bad scene?) I came across during my early morning Internet-fest.

Hmm...

10 comments:

natalie said...

Oh, I love this. And are you reading Hanneli's blog yet? http://www.hanneli.com/

UrbanChiqueNess said...

Love the ivory turtleneck tunic..to die for...simple "Chique" is right! Good find...
xo
E
http://www.urbanchiqueness.com

katie//salt+pine said...

Oooh, love this photo!

Neda said...

Well said and so so true. I also tire of seeing clothing that is just too much. I love all of the fashion week eye candy but some outfits make you question who they are wearing them for... :)

Kim in the Cove said...

Runways are very art house - except the seasons when they all do the me, too dance. Real fashion is in this picture - it is all about style!

Inés said...

Chic, modern, feminine and also completely wearable...
Love their style!

Big hugs!
Inés

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About Last Weekend said...

Whenever I think I should loads up with jewels and bits and bobs, I will go back to this image. That sweater is incredible...like a great pair of jeans and white t, simple is always the best.

michele said...

omg joslyn. i love this shot too but i think because of the energy and authenticity there. these women are truly engaged. makes me instantly think: i want in. gimme some of that.

you are hilarious. i don't think anybody in their 40s is sleeping btw.

michele

Fashion for the rest of us said...

I love Hanneli Mustaparta but then... she just posted about this woman in admiration....

http://www.bloglovin.com/m/623658/407648318/a/0/aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5oYW5uZWxpLmNvbSUyRmluLXBhcmlzLTIlMkY=

jenny said...

I love this image. I couldn't agree with you more. fantastic!