We spotted this FOFierce lady in front of the legendary Balthazar bakery in Soho, New York City. If there’s anyone that could pull off these gold, pleated, parachute pants–we’d nominate this FOF. With her glowing smile, stylish haircut and confident stance, really is there any outfit she couldn’t ace? See what our style experts think, then tell us: Does she look avant garde or caught off guard?
Lovey Dash: “This woman looks FAB. She’s in great shape and shows it off well with her white top. I love that she tied her hair back nice and neat. Wild and loose hair would not have worked with all that pant. Speaking of which, the pants are wild, but she looks great–pleats please! The short booties she chose are a little heavy but they work. I would have preferred a strappy bootie sandal such as studded Valentinos. The bag works. A couple of bangles would also have been good. Overall she’s a winner in my book and sure knows how to show off her assets!”
Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Deborah Boland and Jojami Tyler (The Glam Gals): “This stunning, confident woman could pull off wearing almost anything with her pretty face and that rockin’ body…oops, except for these oyster mushroom diaper pants. We say, ditch the pants and you’re halfway there! Keep the boots, untuck the top and throw on a bra with some tight, dark wash jeans. For the fun factor, add a bold chunky necklace. Now you have the recipe for one hot mamma!”
“Glam Gals” Jojami Tyler and Deborah Boland co-write the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40.
Sandra Soich: “I like her clean lines. Her hair suits her, both the cut and the color are perfect. Her body hugging top shows a confident, well-toned woman. And, then we arrive at the pants…simply a fashion NO. Too much going on. Everything else is so right and then the pant
throws a glitch into the look. ”
Sherrie Mathieson: “I feel like a broken record with my repetitive critique of ladies who can’t let go of contrived 80s looks that are attempting to be artsy or “interesting.” Top Asian designers of the 80s invented looks like these (at the time, truly innovative) and spread to the streets of Soho. Today, the watered down interpretations look simply tired.”
Terry Gibralter: “I really don’t like the look of the pants on this FOF. I’m not sure if they’re Issey Miyake or Miyake-wannabes but in either case they’re super unflattering. They make her waist look very wide and I don’t think a lightweight pleated pant should be paired with a wintery ankle boot. Not sure I’m loving the skin tight boob flattening tank top either. However, I really like her confident pose and great smile.”
Susan Hersh: “I love her short silver hair and her artsy style. The Fortuny pant is original
and paired with the white tank, she has sex appeal. Great abs, firm arms–this lady should strut her stuff. The geometric bag is a winner. The shoes are a little heavy…but who’s looking down anyway?”