Monday, May 26, 2008

Metropolitan Street Style

Red Suede Platforms

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Two scooter riders were waiting for the light. This red and white Metropolitan was halfway through its turn before I noticed the rider's distinctive style choices: red suede ankle strap platform heels, vintage brown barkcloth tiki print dress with inverted pleats, up-to-the-minute spring green knit 3/4 sleeve cardigan, knit striped scarf, black leather gloves with red lace detail, all topped by a black helmet.

29 comments:

Tori said...

That is just fantastic. Looks like you spent the morning in Europe. You have a wonderful ability to catch the perfect moments. Love visiting your blog.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent capture! It fits right in with Bibi's shot at "A Yankee in Belgrade"!

Gargamello said...

That is hot. Love how one very heeled foot is dangled just off the scooter, as if in a tight turn she would brush the ground with it to keep herself steady?

Ervin Vice said...

Ooh, I like this one. You have a keen eye for fashion!

Bibi said...

Oh, way to go, Kim! What a chic chick. Very classy ensemble, motorscooter included. Looks like she's just driven it off the showroom floor.

Knoxville Girl said...

oh la la, those shoes! Excellent shot.

ananda.tashie said...

And who says heels aren't practical? ;) Love the photo!

Maya said...

Awesome! Both the shot and the style!

Marcel said...

I agree Awesome. You would never see something like this in Alaska.

Martha De Perez said...

Love your images. I am not familiar with this blogging thing yet. Love to chat . Will put my email in my site. You have an amazing blog!!!

Chuck Pefley said...

Style is obviously more important than safety for this rider. Cool image ... scary thought, though. I wish her well.

Tomate Farcie said...

I love the red shoe on the red scooter. Excellent!!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I noticed you caught her before her foot even hit the ground. Now that is perfect timing.

chennaidailyfoto said...

Reminds me of the Old Italian Lambretta scooter ....
Good stuff !
Ram.N

blogazar said...

Gah! I love it.

-Eleazar
http://www.blogazar.com/

• Eliane • said...

So Stylish! Love the gloves and the fact that there is a little mesh compartiment on the scooter to store your essentials. I'm guessing lipstick and suncream.

Jim said...

LOL, you have an eye for detail. All I got was here shoes matched the scooter.

Clueless in boston said...

Wow, she looks like she just stepped out of a fashion shoot.

Anonymous said...

This photo has stayed with me all day. I just keep thinking about the shot.

allisonlindsay said...

Kim: This is one of my absolute favorites. I'm working up a post on scooters for Living Small; could I use your photo in the post (with ample credit and links, of course!)?

Again, beautiful work. Keep it coming!

Salem Oregon Daily Photo said...

Kim, I'm as much amazed by your fashion review as your photo! Do you think the scooter dealer hired her to drive around town?

The D in D & T said...

So very impressive, both the fashionista and the photographer! Fantastic.

Moya said...

Ciao Roma! Thanks for making me smile!

Phil_O'Logus said...

Another brilliant image. I'm left with a little mystery here not being able to see her face. Nice fashion writing too! Cheers...

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

This is a stunning photo. You caught the perfect moment. I love everything of it and the lady look like a classy lady ;-)

Patrizia said...

I would have some problems appreciating so many colors together .. I just hope the young lady took her cardigan off when she got to work!!!

raf said...

Way cool, love it!!

Jilly said...

This is a stunner. Just adore her straight back, those shoes, that outfit. She could be Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Love it.

USelaine said...

I love, love, love it! Well observed!