Fashion Alert

Fashion Alert! While recently walking down the cobbled streets of the medieval town center of Kitzbühel, Austria, I came across a fashion photo shoot. A small crowd had gathered around the model and she didn’t seem to notice that I took a couple of “spy” photos of what may be this year’s trendy fashion.

Fall Fashions

Fall Fashions

In the winter, Kitzbühel attracts skiers from all over the world for the World Cup Alpine Ski Races that are held on the Hahnenkamm mountain. It also attracts the rich and famous who come to enjoy the skiing and its glamourous night life.  The historic old town has two pedestrian streets that are lined with bars, restaurants and high-end fashion boutiques. While window shopping, I was amazed to see leggings in the windows of several trendy boutiques with price tags of 300 and 400 Euros each. Therefore, I was not surprised to see a fashion shoot taking place in front of a boutique called Jet Set. The trendy boutique clothing store, originating in Switzerland in the ’60′s, described its clothing line as a way of dressing for comfort, luxury and style.

Waiting For The Photographer

Waiting For The Photographer

I know that glossy fashion magazines show models wearing outlandish or unwearable items that most of us would look silly wearing…that is, if we could afford to wear a famous designer’s haute couture clothing. I also know that if I wore the complete outfit that the pretty model was wearing, my husband would just shake his head in disbelief and not in a good way. He and I both know that I could never carry off the look of antique ski goggles atop a felt hat, a fox vest over a one piece hooded jumpsuit with a number on its back worn with hiking boots and a camouflaged blue and gray backpack.

Looking at each piece individually, these expensive items stand on their own very well. The natural and soft colors are very stylish and easily worn by most women. I’m sure that they will probably be the new “must have” pieces of clothing among the “jet set” for this fall and winter. I won’t be surprised if I see a famous actress wearing something similar in an upcoming tabloid magazine.

Click on any image to see a full size photo and slide show.

What I would enjoy knowing is:

  1. Would you buy this outfit as it is shown in the photo?
  2. If you would, where would you wear it?
  3. Would you try to get the same look with items you already own?
  4. Would you try to recreate a similar look for a reasonable price from your local discount store?
  5. What do you think your husband or boyfriend would think of this outfit if you bought and wore it?

Finally, if you are one of the men who read my blog, do you think your wife or girl friend would want to buy and wear this outfit?

I hope you enjoyed the fashion alert. One of the pleasures of traveling is seeing new and different things…fashion styles included.

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184 Responses to Fashion Alert

  1. . says:

    LOL Karen you’re cute – I love that you surreptiously took photos of a photo shoot!! I like it all (especially the boots!) with the exception of the fur vest. I always think fur looks best on the living breathing animal ;)

  2. Interesting pieces either separate or together but none of them will work for me as I do my farm chores. :-)

  3. A_Boleyn says:

    I’ve never had any claims to being fashionable but I don’t see myself wearing any items in that ensemble. As to its look on the model, I think she’d look gorgeous in a gunny sack or sloppy pair of sweats … oh wait, that’s what she’s wearing.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Boleyn, You started off my day with a big laugh. You are right…the model could were anything and look good. Oh to be thin and about 8 inches taller. :)

  4. Mad Dog says:

    A one piece romper suit like that is very popular in the kindergarten ;-)

  5. Karen this is so funny! I would wear the boots…I have some very similar already. Maybe the hat…just maybe on a rainy day! I cannot even tell you how silly the rest would look on me…but on a young leggy lady absolutely fab! Isn’t life fun?

  6. Sue says:

    I could not pull off a get-up like that, though surprisingly, the locals around here
    tend to look a lot like that—but here it’s called “Goodwill” and costs about $10 for the whole outfit
    (Shoes not included. We already own them for mucking out the calf pen)
    LOL
    Fashion kills me. How do you come up with ski goggles over a felt hat?
    You gave me quite a chuckle this morning!
    Thanks Karen
    Have a wonderful week.

    • Karen says:

      You gave me a chuckle as well, Sue. I’ll look at Goodwill and see if I can find something similar. :) The first thing my husband mentioned was the goggles over the felt hat.

  7. lolarugula says:

    I could never, ever wear this outfit and get away with it…nor would I want to. I don’t even like it on her, and she’s a model. :)

  8. Oh dear, this fashion is not my cup of tea! Beautiful model though! ;-)

  9. musingmar says:

    Hmm, I rather like this outfit, although I think my idea of what it should cost and what it actually costs are likely astronomically apart. I could probably get away with wearing it, although I’d eschew the ski goggles. Not so sure about the fox vest (assuming it’s faux?). Oh, wait a minute … I just noticed it’s a one-piece jumpsuit. Forget about it! Had enough of those in the 70s, thank you. Thanks for this fun post!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marlene, I’m glad you enjoyed the post…I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. Yes, it is a one piece jumpsuit and the fur was real. I can’t imagine how much the entire outfit must cost. Without the antique ski goggles, I’m sure you could get a similar look for a lot less. :)

  10. Hell NO! I would not be caught dead in this jumble of rags. And I am highly offended by the fox drape. Haven’t Europeans stopped wearing real fur??? Thanks for reminding us of how insane the industry remains.

  11. Eva Taylor says:

    My good friend and old boss Kim could totally pull off that entire look (she’s 48!!!) but not I! I would definitely wear the vest, bag and boots but probably not all at once. I have similar boots in black suede that I bought in my mid-twenties! I wore them on this trip to Illinois! So comfy. I wear leggings all the time, JT loves them; I just bought a cute pair of jeggings! But mine were only a tenth of the cost of the one’s you mentioned.
    I’ve not been to Kitzbühel, but you’ve put it on my list!
    We narrowly escaped tornados yesterday in Yorkville, Illinois (they even closed Soldier Field for a few hours). Scary!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eva, I know that there are some women who could wear this outfit and carry it off perfectly but I’m not one of them either. Each piece on its own is wearable except for the jumpsuit…I’d have to have about eight inches cut off the bottom for it to fit me. :) I agree with you about the leggings, I’ve never seen any that were expensive before.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’d wear the boots. I think the model looks OK, but even she would look better wearing something else.

  13. Debra Kolkka says:

    I might wear the boots. While the model looks OK in that outfit, even she would look better wearing something else.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Debra, I agree with you. For the same amount of money that outfit must cost, I’m sure she would look better in something else. I think we all like the boots.

  14. Cathy says:

    I think I might get some funny looks if I went out in that one-piece here! But in front of the fire, or even in bed, it would be really cosy! I’m no fashion queen, so I wouldn’t try and copy the look. It has to be practical for me. The boots look nice and weather proof! A fun post Karen! :D

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cathy, I know I would get the same looks if I wore the outfit anywhere here in New England. You are right about the one-pience being comfy to wear at home. I’m too traditional when it comes to clothes to be a fashion queen as well. I agree with you about the boots…perfect for fall and winter weather. :)

  15. Myriam says:

    Great article Karen, Grazie!
    Thanks for the fashion tip, will keep in mind for when i go skiing = )
    and so Good to read/see that you had a great vacation. Warm regards, Myriam

  16. Larry says:

    I continue to be amazed with how easily led we humans are. No matter how ridiculous something may look, when some fashion designer says it’s the in look, the sheep run out and plunk down their money. As for your question, I might take the model with just the boots :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Larry, I’m happy that I have gotten a couple of comments from my male readers. I totally agree with you about how a designer can convince people, both women and men, to buy something that they don’t look good in just because it is fashionable. Just the boots, huh…I think my husband might like me in an outfit like that too. :)

  17. I.m sure you had fun sneaking a photo of this model,, like lots of previous comments it does nothing for me, even if my 5 ft height & age could get away with an outfit like that, I wouldn’t wear it. If that model wore a bin bag, she’d look gorgeous. laughable to read the previous comments.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barbara, The model is young, tall and thin so she can wear anything. I’m 5 ft tall as well and could never pull off an outfit like this. I can just imagine the looks I would get if I did. I’m loving all the comments…too funny!

  18. Sheila says:

    How fun to see the shoot going on. I like the look of the furry best, but if it is real, never mind. The jumpsuit looks like long underwear or pajamas. The hat is cute, the pack looks practical. Any of the men in my life would just look at me and shake their heads, wondering when I took leave of my fashion senses.

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Shelia, It was fun seeing the photo shoot and I’m glad I got to sneak some photos. I agree with you about the individual items of clothing but when you put them all together…I don’t think it would work for must of us. The men in your life sound like my husband. :)

  19. David says:

    This is a really fun post, Karen! As two guys, we would simply look at this woman and wonder, “What was she thinking??” or “Did her mother KNOW she was wearing this when she left the house this morning?” However, it wasn’t until you picked it all apart did I also realize that each piece (except maybe the fox vest) does stand well on its own. We caught a few fashion shots in Venice, too – with the same thoughts… “What WAS the designer thinking?”

    • Karen says:

      Hi David, I loved your comment, especially about “did the mother know”. I’m glad you thought it was fun…thank you! I just don’t understand fashion designers and it seems others think the same way as I do. :)

  20. Lea Ann says:

    I’d wear it all except the hat and goggles. And I’d recreate it with affordable items. However, now that I think about it, I’d probably look like Cruella Deville (sp?) in that vest. And by the way, I’ll keep my $30 Eddie Bauer leggings thank you very much. Man that’s a hefty price for leggings.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lea Ann, I didn’t get the hat and goggles look either. Good for you for wanting to recreate the look with affordable items, I’m sure it can be done for a fraction of the price that outfit cost. Legging for the price I saw in Kitzbühel…I couldn’t believe it.

  21. The onesie I like for pj’s if it didn’t have print on it. The shoes and back-pack I’d give a thumb’s up on but the fur and hat not so much. I love the backdrop of the “jet set” hotel? How fun to chance upon this.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Wendy, I agree with you about the onesie being suitable for lounging or sleeping. Everyone seems to like the boots and backpack is very practical…it is just when you combine everything together. It really was nice to happen upon the photo shoot and I thought it would be fun to share it with everyone. Jet Set was the boutique where the clothes came from.

  22. I’d wear the boots but def not the fur :( Maybe the hat too, although I’d get some funny looks in my mountain village I’m sure :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tanya, It seems that everyone likes the boots and the least favorite item in the outfit is the hat with goggles. I know I would get funny looks it I wore it in our small own as well. :)

  23. Very interesting combination. My eye caught the fur first. No, I probably wouldn’t buy or wear this outfit because we spend our winter in a warm climate, but it does look great on the model.
    Sam

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sam, I know what you mean about not being able to were this outfit in a warm climate. Living in Florida for so many years, I used to envy everyone who lived where they could wear a pretty sweater and a pair of wool slacks…my favorite cold weather outfit.

  24. Jane says:

    I really love the whole outfit with the exception of the fur. And oh, I wish I were that tall! I would love to have an outfit like this, I think it’s put together well. My hubby would probably like me in this…he likes when I’m fashionable as opposed to wearing yoga pants and a T shirt! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jane, Being just five feet tall, I know what you mean…I could never wear this outfit. I could try getting a similar look but the hat and goggles wouldn’t go over well with my husband. :)

  25. I’m quite short but the rest of me isn’t thin, so if I wore this, the crotch would be around my knees. I probably wouldn’t buy it, but if someone gave it to me, it would be jammies for winter. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Maureen, One thing I’m finding out through this post is that I have a lot of short friends. :) You are exactly right about how the jumpsuit would fit us. If we could find a proper fitting one, I think it would be great to wear at home.

  26. At the risk of being politically incorrect, I’d grab that vest in a second. Boots are cute too but other than wearing a one piece coverall for painting no way would I wear a jumpsuit. Even with the heat turned up, there is no way you can go to the bathroom up here in the winter without freezing your top off.
    Would I spend what that outfit cost? Not even a consideration. My husband likes stylish outfits but I don’t think he’d think much of this one, unless he saw it on the model.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Diane, My thoughts exactly. The first thing I thought about was the predicament of using a public ladies room dressed like this. The hook on the back of the door would have to hold the backpack and vest. Once you have half undressed, you have to deal with the dangling arms and hood of the jumpsuit. Definitely too cold here in New England to wear a one piece jumpsuit if you were going to not be at home. :)

  27. flavorsofthesun says:

    What a fun scene to stumble upon–with fun clothes to boot! I have been missing your blog. For some reason it isn’t appearing in my inbox. I have tried three times to resubscribe, but always receive the message that I am already subscribed! If you know what I should do to remedy this, do let me know. In the meantime, it is nice to be here and to scroll through missed posts–always interesting!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Victoria, It was really fun to have stumbled upon the photo shoot and since I don’t travel without my little point and shoot camera in hand, I had to sneak some photos. :) I’m sorry that you aren’t receiving emails when I publish a new post. Usually, I post about once a week unless traveling…then it all depends on where and when wifi is available. I’ll check on my end to see if I can find an answer to your problem.

  28. Um…she looks like she’s wearing an oversized onesie that my boys used to wear to bed when they were little? And it looks like it’s made of sweatshirt fleece? Karen, are you SURE they didn’t unzip that to reveal something else once you’d finished taking photos? ;-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Celia, You are right…a onesie out of sweatshirt material. I don’t think the onesie was hiding another outfit underneath…it was the outfit. :)

  29. glamorous glutton says:

    There is no way I would wear this outfit, but part of fashion is finding a style that is right for you, not blindly following. Having worked in the fashion industry for 20 years this is far from the most outlandish outfit I’ve ever seen. I think the model looks fab. GG

    • Karen says:

      Hi GG, You are correct in that we should concentrate on what style looks right on us. I think the model could wear just about anything…oh to be tall and thin.

  30. lizzygoodthings says:

    Karen, it is a nice earthy outfit, and looks very warm. Yes, I’d buy it, but hold the fur please. I’m allergic!

  31. Love that you had your own shoot of the fashion photo shoot. How fun. I’d prefer pants and jacket vs. jumpsuit as they’re not very practical. Comfy luxury in the winter sounds good to me! Thank you for sharing, Karen.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stacy, It was fun doing my own fashion shoot. I agree with you about two pieces being more practical than a jumpsuit. Perhaps the boutique even had a two piece version of this look. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, thank you.

  32. I’ll admit it: I would totally wear that fox fur vest, but with a black onesie. Seriously though, I actually do own several black onesies :-)

  33. Norma Chang says:

    The boots would be great to wear in my garden especially after the rain. Why does she need a hat when there is a hood on her jumpsuit? I would look gorgeous in the jumpsuit if I were a few inches taller and I shaved off a few inches all around from my torso.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Norma, I think we all wish we could be a little taller and a little thinner so that we could look like the model in that outfit…I know I do. The hat is the one piece that has gotten all the comments and you are right, the jumpsuit has a hood.

  34. Haha I would not have the body for that gorgeous outfit but I think the idea of fur is super cute with it :)
    I hope its faux though!

    Cheers
    CCU

    • Karen says:

      Hi Uru, I think the majority of us don’t have the body to wear the outfit. The fur was real but I think sweats and faux fur would be cute on someone young like yourself. :)

  35. Charles says:

    I think pretty much anyone would want to wear that outfit… I mean, it’s like wearing sweatpants all the time, except it’s a full-body outfit, though I don’t think I know anyone who’d actually want to be seen *out* wearing that thing!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Charles, I agree with you about the comfort of sweats, I wear them around the house a lot in the winter. What I haven’t done is wear them out…maybe I should rethink my fashion sense. :)

  36. However on trend her outfit is, I know it’s not for me. Especially not the one-piece! ;)

  37. Kristy says:

    Hmm. I don’t think I’d wear this one. I do like the shoes and the backpack, but that’s about it. The fur is beautiful, but not my thing. And the one piece looks like my kids jammies. If I wore the whole ensemble, I know Mike would look at me like I’d lost it. ;)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kristy, I think Mike and my husband would agree…some people can carry off a look like this and others can’t. My husband said the tall model looked great but he couldn’t see me wearing it. What everyone is liking is the boots.

  38. Velva says:

    If only I could look that good in a jogging suit, backpack and fur (laugh). Great spy photos.
    Enjoy your travels.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Velva, I’m glad that you enjoyed the photos. We returned home just a few days ago and the trip was wonderful. Oh yes, I wish I could look as good as the model does in that outfit as well. :)

  39. Arlene Poma says:

    Karen, it’s supposed to be pouring down rain in Sacramento, California tomorrow. Which is good because we need the rain. I’m retired, and can’t say that I’m a clotheshorse. I try to buy clothes with classic lines that will last me forever. But looking at your photos, I would wear those boots laced up. For gardening in the mud or mucking stalls!

  40. How fun to be in on something like this. You never know what you’ll stumble upon. We were in Paris once and saw a crowd gathered around a store waiting for something or someone. We waited with them. Finally this fancy dressed woman with a large, beautiful hat came prancing out. We had no clue who it was until someone clued us in. It was the princess of Prussia. Really???? I guess everyone else was thrilled but we felt a bit foolish, not even knowing (or caring) who this was :) I guess it showed our lack of sophistication ………….

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris, I was fun to watch the photo shoot. Love the story about what happened in Paris…you never know what you will experience while traveling. :)

  41. kitchenriffs says:

    Well, I wouldn’t wear it! Mrs K R? Not in a million years – just not who she is. It’s fun watching a photo shoot, though. I used to work in NYC and would occasionally see photo shoots on the streets.

  42. Eha says:

    Oh Karen ~ this was fun! I am always thrilled when I come upon such unexpected happenings, but, oh dear, I seem to be on a somewhat different wavelength again :) :
    1. YES, I would buy it if I could afford it – except for the fur: a big ‘no’ for me! Probably very big glasses instead of goggles! Always have them on top of the hat or head since my teenage years!!
    2. Well, this is practically a uniform for me here from morning > night all winter!!
    3. & 4. This has been very much ‘my’ daytime look for eons : have enough pieces to work the changes . . . different hats, different glasses – oh, DO love the boots!! I don’t remember the last time a wore a skirt in daytime!!! And I am not tall – perhaps about 165 cms.
    5. Not married at the moment ~ but old enough not to worry an iota if some male companion did not like . . . like me, like what I wear :) !

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eha, Good for you! I’m glad to know that you would buy the outfit…there are several of you who would. I can see big sunglasses on top of the hat and everyone is loving the boots.

  43. That looks like a onesie, which shouldn’t be seen out of doors – especially during the day! The entire outfit is just too wrong! Love that you grabbed a couple of photos, though. And I’m wondering if you didn’t have a chuckle or two!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Johnny, it was fun capturing photos of the photo shoot. You are right, we did have a chuckle or two, especially about the goggles on top of the hat. It appears that everyone seems to think the same thing, that the jumpsuit looks like a child’s onesie. :)

  44. Hotly Spiced says:

    It does sound like a great place to be if you want to do some serious people-watching. As for me, I just know that I’d look utterly ridiculous in that outfit and I’d probably be abused for wearing fur xx

    • Karen says:

      Hi Charlie, I do enjoy Kitzbühel, especially when we were there during the Christmas season. If you enjoy people watching, this is a perfect town to visit during the ski season when you never know when you will run into someone famous. I know I wouldn’t look good in this outfit but I thought about your nice thin shape and thought perhaps you could wear a version of this outfit. :)

  45. mjskit says:

    Would I buy this outfit? Hell, NO! :) Definitely not my style.

  46. Raymund says:

    Look at that paparazzi in you :)

  47. ramblingtart says:

    This made me laugh. :-) My hubs would just shake his head and chuckle if I strolled out in this. :-) I do like the hat though! :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Krista, I think most of our husbands would do the same thing. I have a similar hat in black but I never thought to add antique goggles to the top. :)

  48. The whole look of the photo shoot is really elegant, and I love it. The model is beautiful wearing what I fear would just look like dressy sweats if I were wearing them! At least the components are not like costumes. I love to watch “Project Runway.” The show is a competition between designers, with weekly fashion challenges, but I almost never like the fashion choices. Maybe if I were 6 feet tall and 110 pounds I could imagine looking good in some of the get-ups, but alas, NO! :-) This outfit is really quite nice, but just not for me! How fun to come across a photo shoot in such a beautiful environment!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Debra, I think you see what I’ve seen in this…although a comfortable yet elegant look on the model, I’m sure that most of us could not easily pull off this look especially in our own environments. I think if you were a tall, thin person dressed in this outfit and visiting Kitzbühel during the prime season you would fit right in. :)

  49. Is that a onesie she’s wearing? LOL, I would never wear one in public.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Anne, It seems that everyone thinks this looks like a onesie. While I’d be comfortable wearing the jumpsuit at home, I don’t think the outfit is one I would wear while out shopping or having lunch with the girls here in New Hampshire. LOL

  50. That was so funny and I love the spy shoots you took!

  51. igardendaily says:

    Fun post Karen! Always love seeing current fashion from Europe. For me, I would never wear it altogether. The jumper out of sweat material would just never be my thing. I would go for the hat sans goggles, boots, backpack. The fur looks beautiful, I love the colors and I bet I would like it but I would be too afraid of offending someone to wear it!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you, Andrea, for your nice compliment. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post. It is fun to see the fashion styles in other parts of the world. It seems that most everyone would not wear this outfit together but like pieces separately.

  52. I am with your husband on this one: I’ve never seen anything so ridiculous in all my life! I hope that fox handbag (or whatever it is supposed to be) is not from a real fox. I’d definitely outlaw any real fur clothing. My husband would divorce me if I ever wore fur and I wouldn’t blame him.

    I like the boots best: they look great for hiking and I sadly had to say goodbye recently to my old and trusted Chris Brashers which I proudly wore for 15 years. It was like saying a final goodbye to a good friend. I wouldn’t buy any of the other items of clothing the model is wearing as I have no use for it.

  53. Well I find the outfit a bit too casual to be trendsetting. As far as other advice since I am a male and married to a male I cannot comply with any of your request…….lol. What fun to be a sneaky fashion photographer!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tin Man, It was fun being a sneaky fashion photographer. I agree that the jumpsuit is more suited to being worn around the home but I’m just not very trendy when it comes to fashions. :)

  54. annelifaiers says:

    Lol!!! Thats so funny. Outfit is not for me ! I could not carry that off…no way at all :)

  55. I work in fashion so it’s always nice to see what others think about the productions!
    Loving that bookbag she’s carrying!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Pamela, I have found everyones comments to be terrific. People seem to like bits and pieces of this outfit but only a few have liked the completed look.

  56. What a fun sight you stumbled upon! The fashions might be great for the “younger” set, so I would probably pass, but I can’t help but think how much that jumpsuit looks like a “onesie” my daughters wore as toddlers..LOL I do love those boots,though. Enjoy the rest of your visit. Your pictures are amazing.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Mary, for your nice compliment…I’m glad you enjoyed the post and photos. It seems that most styles today are aimed at the “younger” set as you say. You are like the majority in thinking that the jumpsuit looks like a child’s onesie and the boots are everyone’s favorite part of the outfit.

  57. I gave up on fashion when I realized that most women’s magazines will have articles about looking better in your 30′s, 40′s and 50′s but if you are 60 or older, you are totally ignored. However, I am very comfortable in my own skin and wear appropriate clothes for the occasion. And people wonder why older people dress like “little old ladies.”

    • Karen says:

      Hi Southern, I do agree with you about women’s magazines and clothing stores being aimed at younger generations. It can make it harder but not impossible to find fashions that fit our lifestyles. :)

  58. I love it! I needed a good laugh and you gave it to me!

  59. What do you mean Karen? I am such a fashion plate that I look as though I stepped out of a band-box the moment I get out of bed each morning. Would I wear this outfit? I DID wear this outfit last year! :)

  60. well, actually i can barely differ a satin from woll, hahaha….
    lovin the way you photograph before the photograph session…LoL

  61. Maybe I am getting old but my response to the outfit is ‘what were they thinking’!

  62. Safe travels home! I don’t ski so this is an advert I would not normally look at :)

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your wish, Tandy, we arrived home a few days back. I don’t ski either…who knows what the fashion minds were thinking. With the boots she is wearing and the backpack, maybe they put this outfit together thinking it might be appropriate for a walk. :)

  63. afracooking says:

    To answer your questions: Although I am sure I could pull it off I would never wear this outfit (unless I was lounging on the couch) I like to dress up a little and walking around in a track suit just doesnt work for me. I have to admit that I put quite a bit of attention into my clothes and like to dress fashionably. And as this style of boot certainly is hot at the moment I do like the idea of combining them with something other than a practical jean (but I think I would go for loose army-green washed silk pants…and I do think that people wear way to few hats.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Afra, I agree about the jumpsuit…it does look like something more appropriate to wear at home. You are so right about the boots as most everyone says they like them. I enjoy wearing hats, especially in the winter but I do have trouble finding ones that fit properly. It seems so many items are “one size fits all” now. It does sounds like you do dress fashionably. :)

  64. Juliana says:

    Such a fun and funny post Karen…since you asked…No, I would not wear this outfit…no offenses, but it is not me. In spite of that is is a fun experience being around it.
    Hope you are enjoying your week…I know you are :D

  65. I already wear this outfit….at home! Of course, minutes the goggles, the boots, the fur and the hat. And mine is considerably cheaper! Believe me, if I am wearing this at home, I usually change to go out :) and I think my husband would laugh at me if I wore that exact get up. I’m too old to pull that off :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nazneen, When the weather is cold, I wear sweats while I’m working in the house. I’m like you though…I don’t wear them out. Your husband, my husband and many of the other men seem to like their wives and girlfriends dressing in a more classic fashion.

  66. I live at the beach in Southern California – I probably wouldn’t pay the price for this outfit, but I would wear this at home and out – minus the goggles and the fur vest :) Thank you for leaving a comment on my Thanksgiving roundup post so I could discover your blog. Love it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Priscilla, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice compliment. I think if you live in certain parts of the country like Southern California, Miami, New York, etc. you could definitely wear this outfit. I’m afraid I would get some stares if I wore the total outfit here in New Hampshire. :)

  67. Stacy says:

    How fun that you got to watch a bit of the photo shoot! I’ve gotta ask, what’s up with those glasses on the hat? They look like goggles for flying in an open airplane or an old-timey car. Also, I can tell the young folks from experience, it’s a pain to use the bathroom in a one-piece. What ever are they thinking, bringing back the jumpsuit?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stacy, It was fun getting to watch a little of the photo shoot. I can’t figure out the goggles either but that is fashion for you. I totally agree with you about the bathroom situation wearing a one piece…especially with a hood dangling down. :)

  68. rozpaige says:

    I’d ditch the fur for sure! The next to go would be the hat and the horrible glasses/goggles. As a former fashion businessperson, I find some people’s sense of style almost laughable! Fun post Karen!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Roz, It seems that everyone thinks the goggles on top of the hat are laughable and most people don’t think the fur was appropriate either. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post…thank you. I have really enjoyed reading everyones comments on fashion. :)

  69. It’s interesting, she almost has the “construction person” type of look with the hat & boots & one piece but the fur adds a little bit of “wealthy person” type of look. Not my cup of tea. I think my husband will say, that’s not you. My father-in-law will say, quoting Cecil Beaton, “the truly fashionable are beyond fashion.”

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ming, I like your observations. My husband didn’t thing “it was me” as well. :) Love the Cecil Beaton quote, it is very apropos…thank you for your comment.

  70. I don’t think the outfit is too outrageous, except for the fur, I’m hoping it’s faux:) The hat and goggles.. well, I have a black bowler hat, but would never think to wear it like that! and Nix on the goggles for me! Whenever I see models after the photo shoot they’re almost always wearing very simple and inexpensive clothing.. I don’t think they get paid well? xx

  71. If she weren’t so long and lean, it would look like a little girl in sleepy pajamas run amok in the hall closet….awful! That’s why women need to develop a personal style that is not dependent on fashion. When you try to fit a mold you end up looking ridiculous!

    • Karen says:

      You gave me a real chuckle, Natalia, with your comment. I can just picture a child in their pajamas putting on what they found in the closet. I totally agree with you about developing your own style…you will look good and feel confident when going out. :)

  72. Hahaha…I would stand out like a sore thumb if I wore anything close to the outfit in my small town. I think high fashion is fun to look at and analyze and occasionally I will see an idea, usually related to accessories, that can actually perk up my somewhat conservative wardrobe. The prices always bowl me over.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cathy, I thought the same thing about wearing that in our small community in New Hampshire. I think I must dress like you, I tend to like classic designs made current with accessories too.

  73. How neat that you stumbled across this photo shoot! I have to admit, this outfit wouldn’t suit me (and my husband would not like it much!) but it looks fabulous on her. =)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy, It was fun seeing the fashion shoot in progress. I agree with you, I think the pretty model could wear most anything…oh to be tall and thin.

  74. Sissi says:

    Haha! It looks like mountain holiday fashion to me. It would fit into our Swiss mountains too. Especially as an after-skiing outfit for a drink ;-)

  75. Carolyn Jung says:

    LOL I’ve stumbled across a few fashion shoots, too. A few of them on the beaches of Hawaii. Not surprisingly, there were many bikini-clad models, which of course my husband appreciated. ;)

  76. Daniela says:

    Looks gorgeous on the model but what wouldn’t ??
    Was fun to read your close encounter with the fashion world in Kitzbühel , it’s such a beautiful place.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Daniela, Kitzbühel really is a lovely town. I especially enjoyed it when we were there during the Christmas holidays one year. I agree with you, the model can probably wear anything. :)

  77. Even when I was 21 and in the fashion world as an illustrator, this would not be something I would ever wear – and I did wear some very crazy attire. You are right, each on its own has potential.

  78. Hi Karen, it must have been fun being a fashion voyeur! For me, fashion is what suits me..makes me look good. So no, I wouldn’t wear what the model has on because I don’t think it would particularly flatter me or my vanity :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rajini, It was a fun experience…especially getting a couple of photos of the shoot myself. I think it is important to know what looks good on you so that when you go somewhere you feel completely confident in yourself.

  79. viveka says:

    1. Would you buy this outfit as it is shown in the photo? – No, far too young trendy for me – and I would never wear fur. Plus I think this is not fashion, this is just in my book a joke and it’s not making any woman look attractive.
    2. If you would, where would you wear it? – Wouldn’t wear anything expect the boots maybe and they look like they are made for good and comfortable walking with little camera.
    3. Would you try to get the same look with items you already own? – don’t own any items like this, don’t even own a backpack.
    4. Would you try to recreate a similar look for a reasonable price from your local discount store? – No.
    5. What do you think your husband or boyfriend would think of this outfit if you bought and wore it? I think he would just shake his head and leave the room, just like your husband.

    Karen, I love your fashion alert – great post.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Viveka, for your nice compliment. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post. I’ve seen some of the outfits that you put together when you went to Chicago and I can certainly see how this would not be your style. I know you must look great in the classic designs that you wear.

      • viveka says:

        Karen, I’m not all classic – but I’m fare away from what this is. Loved the boots – they look like they are made for good and long walking.
        I really like this post – a bit different to what you normally post and something to interact with.

      • Karen says:

        You are so right, this was so different from what I usually post but it was so fun. It just shows that I should keep my blog fresh with what my readers seem to enjoy. :) Thank you again for your comments, I always enjoy them.

  80. Let it just be noted that I could probably never wear any of those clothes and look fashionable! I unfortunately wasn’t blessed with the ability to make clothes look fashionable! Lol, comfort and function are two words for me! As for he fact I’m a designer too, I spend almost 75% of my time! making other people look good.

    Nonetheless, at least I’m handy in the kitchen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Alli, I especially enjoyed your comment as I know that you are a designer besides being a great cook. Unfortunately, I think many women try to dress by what they see in fashion magazines instead of dressing in what looks good on them.

  81. cabinet stew says:

    in a word…. no. :-)
    However the boots could prove useful on New England hiking trips! (Love how they are the French version of “Timberlands!”) Thanks for a laugh!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carol, I’m glad that you enjoyed this fun little post…thank you! I think that the boots are the most popular item in this outfit among all my readers. They definitely look similar to the New England brand of “Timberlands”.

  82. Nilu A says:

    Wow! Interesting post.. But I would prefer wearing something that I feel more comfortable in.

  83. Comfy clothes are my style, but not fox…and the hat is not for me although I do love hats….cute outfit though that I would consider if I was younger.

  84. Kathy says:

    I can’t imagine wearing anything like this–that’s for sure! I have a niece who’s a model and often silently shake my head over what passes as fashion these days.

  85. The jumpsuit looks amusingly like a little kid’s onesie pajamas to me, even on a beautiful model. Anyone less perfectly slim would look like, well, an overgrown kid in onesies. Or possibly just like a slacker couch potato, given the light grey sweatpants overtones. I guess it’s easy to figure out my answer to your questions. But *if* I wanted the look, you can bet I’d cobble it (or any other I want to emulate) from much less spendy resources, as I always do. I’m about as far from Fashionista as one can get, but even when I succumb, fashion trends come and go too quickly for me to spend large quantities of my hard-won cash on any of them willingly, so I’d much rather have a bargain knock-off that won’t make me feel guilty of waste when I tire of it and either re-make it into yet another knock-off or give it to charity. ;)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kathryn, It seems that the majority agrees with you about the jumpsuit looking like children’s onesie pajamas. I agree with you about not being a fashionista and that if we were going to try to wear the same look, that is should be done through much less expensive sources. :)

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