9.30.2008

breaking the rules

What are fashion rules if not meant to be broken? This striking woman in white, if she lived in New York and not Paris, would technically be breaking the rules, since I photographed her after what we Americans know as Labor Day.


But on this gorgeous sunny afternoon in early September, her outfit couldn't have been more in season. However, at this intersection off Place de la Bastille, she was very mindful of the traffic rules, waiting for the light to turn green to push off from the curb.

5 comments:

Charlotte said...

I thought that was just for shoes (and your coordinating handbag and belt, naturally), and never applied to "winter white".

KT said...

See, this is what you east-coasters would know... My mom, a New Yorker, also is very aware of when it is ok to wear white or bust out the patent leather. We don't pay much attention to fashion rules in SF.

BicyclesOnly said...

Post Labor Day white doesn't bother me, even in NYC. I find the hair more troubling.

KT said...

You have a right to your opinion, but I do believe platinum is undeniably hot ( Blondie, Gwen, Marilyn... etc.)

Charlotte said...

Hah! KT, I was born in Palo Alto and grew up in Carmel, but my mother is a New Yorker. She's the one who instilled the rules.

For me, anything still goes.