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May 7, 2009 at 9:03 am
Gail Sarronda looks so beautiful and enchanting here!
M A Z P E
May 7, 2009 at 9:04 am
SHE LOOKS LIKE A PRINCESS!
May 7, 2009 at 9:05 am
i am at your command, my love.
May 7, 2009 at 9:07 am
I like the foreground of the picture, but something about it makes me think it could have been even more amazing!
Lovely shot, and nice to see something which isn’t stereotypically Sydney.
May 7, 2009 at 9:09 am
Gee wiz… What beautiful volume!
I hope you are enjoying you time here in Australia.
Xx Miss LMelbourne
May 7, 2009 at 9:12 am
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May 7, 2009 at 9:15 am
what an amazing shot :)the cute hair just makes this even better.
May 7, 2009 at 9:16 am
Hellothat's great picture. she looks like a raven. beauty&simple.enjoy! :*
May 7, 2009 at 9:17 am
May 7, 2009 at 9:21 am
beautiful. i love the movement, the gracefulness that her clothing embodies…
May 7, 2009 at 9:22 am
wow. just wow. such a beautiful and dramatic photo!
May 7, 2009 at 9:23 am
One could gather a dark/gothic perspective. However the combination of the feathers, the woolen warmth and the ruffly overthrow transforms the look into a delicate, soft feminity despite the harsh colour. Thats the magic of fashion and photography. Well done, this is magnificent. I swear by your work, Come to Glasgow!!! Danielle, Scotland
May 7, 2009 at 9:24 am
Oh my! This photo/girl/outfit is truly amazing! The textures, the hair, everything! GORGEOUS!xx
May 7, 2009 at 9:27 am
You found this woman just walking down the street? And she posed for you like that? It looks like you happened upon a fashion photo shoot and they let you snap one.Love the feathers!
May 7, 2009 at 9:29 am
I love this. She looks very CDG.
May 7, 2009 at 9:30 am
This is so beautiful in such a scary way, I am so intrigued – what is her story I wonder…
May 7, 2009 at 9:31 am
May 7, 2009 at 9:32 am
Texture is right–love the fringes at top and bottom. The section with the transparent piece of cloth across her face and hair is like an artwork in itself. But was she really just hanging out on the street? So mysterious and exotic. (And when did Sydney get so Melbourne?!)
May 7, 2009 at 9:36 am
I love black and your photos!
May 7, 2009 at 9:37 am
Blowing me away.
May 7, 2009 at 9:38 am
Including her hair. Nice.
May 7, 2009 at 9:39 am
A stunning fashion statement photo.Looks like she’s holding a cat.
May 7, 2009 at 9:40 am
insanely breathtaking. i love the black on black and the different materials. avante garde.
Lynn and Horst
May 7, 2009 at 9:42 am
May 7, 2009 at 9:43 am
soooooooooo like it!
May 7, 2009 at 9:47 am
Amazing! This looks more like a fashion shot than a street shot. I love every detail– gorgeous!
May 7, 2009 at 9:50 am
fresh out of a magazine page
May 7, 2009 at 10:07 am
j’aime le photo!
May 7, 2009 at 10:13 am
It was so wonderful to hear what you had to say at AGIdeas. It certainly changed my perspective on the work you do for your blog in a most positive sense. Thank you.
May 7, 2009 at 10:16 am
what a gorgeous designer!
May 7, 2009 at 10:17 am
hahaa! there’ve been more brisbane people on these pages than ones from the towns you’re in! we win!
That Chelsea Girl™
May 7, 2009 at 10:21 am
How absolutely stunning. The necklace is a great contrast to the black.
May 7, 2009 at 10:27 am
such an amazing look and an amazing photo, as always! =)
Angeles Almuna Design
May 7, 2009 at 10:33 am
Wow! beautiful noir noir moment :)
May 7, 2009 at 10:41 am
This is very good, and she’s veeery pretty!
May 7, 2009 at 10:45 am
Perfect, in every way. The clothes look fabulous, and are set off brilliantly by her hair, expression, pose, everything.
Maybe your best shot yet? I think it’s a contender, among many greats.
May 7, 2009 at 10:48 am
Oh Gail Reid – you will forever be in my heart. You were always so helpful in your TCB store here in Brisbane. Thank’s for making me feel fabulous ;)
May 7, 2009 at 10:49 am
May 7, 2009 at 10:50 am
No one has ever seen this in Sydney.. because she’s from Brisbane ;)
May 7, 2009 at 11:04 am
A magazine type photo that’s kinda, maybe, sorta interesting but leaves you asking wtf is that?…Just looks like a whole lot of wannabe couture black to me.
May 7, 2009 at 11:05 am
May 7, 2009 at 11:12 am
Mysterious. Very interesting!
May 7, 2009 at 11:15 am
This is very nice… She needs a black cat to make the photo epic.
She is quite enchanting and really it’s hard to pull off fringe and ruffles well. She surely succeeds.
May 7, 2009 at 11:25 am
Loving the drama and the mixture in fabrication! Excellent shot!!! :)
May 7, 2009 at 11:41 am
Now this is how one wears black elegantly.
May 7, 2009 at 11:45 am
Very editorial – this would fit in with any spread in the glossies!
May 7, 2009 at 11:46 am
This is beautiful! What a classy shot.
May 7, 2009 at 11:59 am
May 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm
This is fantastic, she looks so elegant!
May 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Wow! What is that around her neck!?! Stunning look. Very dramatic photo.
I am duly convinced that there are no buttons in Australia. It’s very disappointing. Not sure I could ever visit a country with no buttons …
May 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm
You have a beutiful blog of common or not common people… wonderful the colours of your photos.
Very elegant the girl in black wear. I am sorry for my bad english!
May 7, 2009 at 12:19 pm
May 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm
So editorial. So unlike what we’re used to seeing here.
It’s great but odd because of her face — it’s not the face of a girl who would wear this. Like a kid in mom’s evening gown.
Where on earth is this girl going?
May 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm
bjork of the sun.
can she sing?
May 7, 2009 at 12:33 pm
Gail looks fabulous, what a lovely photo!X
May 7, 2009 at 12:38 pm
She seems so fragile and strong in the same time… so nice !
Mister B. http://etc-thebside.blogspot.com/
May 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm
It blows my mind that this is “on the street” material. I think we can all just go ahead and call this woman a goddess. Beautiful shot as always.
May 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE
May 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm
Not my thing, but so dramatic! So bold! So eyecatching and mysterious and elegant! (and all those other adjectives)….(:
May 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm
omg this is sooo beautiful. This photo is like a dream, so spontanious! Its an amazing outfit, i love her pose. xoxo http://fashionforafashionista.blogspot.com/
the crew of Unfaithful
May 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm
May 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm
like an editorial shoot. enchanting!
May 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm
WOW. This is inspiring. Striking photo and striking woman. I love the silver beaded neckline against all the black, and also the feather fringe and chiffon ruffles because they help the all-black look feel less heavy. Just amazing.
May 7, 2009 at 1:27 pm
Could the eyebrows be any better?
No, they could not.
May 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm
I’ve quietly enjoyed your blog for a long time, but this image is the first one that requires me to break out of my anonymity and say WOW.
I grew up in France and am rather biased when it comes to fashion photography… or maybe picky is the right word… I gravitate towards the intense and slightly abstracted.
Not that what I think actually matters (!) but for what it’s worth, from one artist to another, this is simply gorgeous and I would love a print version to post on the wall in my studio.
May 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm
this could be a lot worse. love.
May 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm
that´s a pity we cannot see her whole…but this black and silver feather symphony is so charming
May 7, 2009 at 2:07 pm
surreal beauty phenomenon. very, very favorite
May 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm
I love the movement! She looks magical.
May 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm
Wow! Where is she off to? I want to go! Beautiful volume and texture, love the added bling. Dd
May 7, 2009 at 3:01 pm
Lovely shot, but I think you should always say when the subject of your photos is a fashion insider. Gail Sorronda is an Australian designer. I assume she designed this outfit herself.
May 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm
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May 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm
So good! it has a sort of Richard Avedon portrait taken outdoors feel. I would love to know you just chanced upon this incredible vision walking down the block but i’m guessing maybe this is part of the project you mentioned? Either way, i still get the impression you did just meet her on the street and i love that!
May 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm
3 words: go-geou-ous!!
May 7, 2009 at 4:10 pm
May 7, 2009 at 4:14 pm
I agree — I suggest retitling supposedly “on the street” shots that feature fashion insiders to “in the business” or something. There is a difference between snapping someone on her bicycle and catching a designer or fashion editor outside a fashion show in Milan.
May 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm
great picture! x
May 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm
stunning picture, looks like it came straight from a vogue magazine. i like it=)
May 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm
I love….what she is not wearing:
not wearing a ton of bangles on her arms, not wearing big earrings, not wearing obvious make-up like a red lip or something.
so it is more purely just a person and the clothes and nothing distracting from their beauty.
May 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm
the best are tassels below…
May 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm
May 7, 2009 at 5:40 pm
To musikcricket 3.01pm: why do we need to know if someone in a photograph is a ‘fashion insider’?? is so we can take a whole bunch of preconceived notions to form an opinion? Should we subject people to some kind of handicapping system in order to appraise their style and clothes? Sartworld encompasses the highest echelons of fashion and its’ representatives at and around the shows in milan or paris to every kind of person on the streets of manhattan (one place where you really do get every kind of person, believe me). Carine Roitfeld in one picture, some guy out grocery shopping, a tourist, or a girl riding her bicycle in the next. IMO whether or not someone is a fashion ‘insider’ is irrelevant and a little bit missing the point….
May 7, 2009 at 6:00 pm
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May 7, 2009 at 6:46 pm
Love this photo, I saw you taking the photo up in the RAFW media room and Sonny’s photo of you made it into The NY Times, The Moment blog: http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/photo-of-the-moment-gail-reid/
Gail Sorronda (Reid) is the sweetest thing.
May 7, 2009 at 6:56 pm
indeed dynamic dramaticism…touching…
May 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm
You sure get a lot of comments.
Nice pic. Reminds me of a lot of other pics like it.
May 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm
I’m actually amazed that SO many people who have commented on this picture don’t even know who she is!
Even though she was snapped in Sydney – she is a Brisbane girl and a Brisbane-based designer and i would bet hundreds of dollars that she is wearing all her own stuff.
She is a very talented designer, has a great imagination and she knows how to get women excited about clothes. I own a dress and a frill from her store and i am proud to admit i paid a LOT of money for them but had no issue with it because her clothes are very high quality and her designs are unlike anyone elses!
And everyone wonders why she looks so fab in this shot – she used to be a HUGE international model!!! She is still present on the Dallys Models website! It’s kinda sad that people in Australia who love fashion don’t know much about our Australian designers – we should be more supportive of them!
May 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm
She reminds me of ‘Frozen’ music video, but she is better than Madonna :)
May 7, 2009 at 7:14 pm
Gail Reid = Sydney bringing it.
She used to be a Brisbane girl but she’s living in Sydney now :)
May 7, 2009 at 7:20 pm
Agreed Anonymous – she is an Aussie, full stop.
May 7, 2009 at 7:25 pm
May 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm
Dear Anonymous (5:40),mDesiree13 (4:14) has answered your question completely. I would only add that if you scroll through the comments about this very elegant photo, you will find several people who took this to be an example of real street fashion (i.e. butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers expressing themselves through clothes and style) and not of a gifted professional designer showing off her wares. I like seeing both kinds of photo on this site, but I see nothing wrong with knowing what we are looking at.
May 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm
The composition of this photo looks like it needs to be in an editorial.
May 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm
May 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm
I love love love her. Can’t wait to see your more Melbourne photos!!!SO glad you made it over to Fitzroy. You’ll the boho over this way. The laneways in the CBD also attract some interesting folk….
Rococo Cocoa is Joe
May 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm
I honestly think this is one of the best pictures you have ever taken. I want a print of it.
May 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm
While trying to find out who Gail Sorronda is (an Australian fashion designer) I found a picture of Sart TAKING this picture! Art of art! You can see it on Sarronda’s blog: http://gailsorronda.blogspot.com/
May 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm
-unusual shoes of 09onhttp://siqlogic.blogspot.com/
May 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm
Sasha Pivovarova's long-lost Australian twin?
She's gorgeous & super stylish.
May 7, 2009 at 10:11 pm
WOW !!!! GEE I WONDER WHERE SHE IS GOING ? SAFEWAY/COLES PERHAPS !! FANTASTIC SHOT AND SHE LOOKS AMAZING AND I WISH PEOPLE WOULD DRESS UP BUT I DO PREFER THE MORE NATURAL RAW SHOTS ALSO LOVE SHOTS OF PEOPLE ALL AGES ,STYLE NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION IT IS SOMETHING THAT CAN NOT BE PURCHASED THAT WHY SOME OF MY FAV FASHIONISTA HAVE NO MONEY YET LOOK AMAZING THANKS XXXX
May 7, 2009 at 10:49 pm
Yeah but can she cook?
May 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm
ON THE STREET?
May 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm
I feel so proud to call myself a Brisbane girl right now. And although I can’t see the whole outfit I think Gail is wearing one of her own A/W 09 designs, no? Either way, beautiful.
May 7, 2009 at 11:17 pm
Gail Reid is yet another example of how Brisbane is just as capable as the more renowned Sydney and Melbourne of creating and producing interesting and beautiful fashion.. a beautiful woman and beautiful photo Sart.. make the trip to Brisbane if you can.
May 7, 2009 at 11:29 pm
If you go to Gail’s blog on her website and scroll down to the last photo you’ll see Scott photographing Gail on the beach. The beach which I had not seen before, I can just now intuit around the edges of this striking woman and striking photograph. Kudos!
May 7, 2009 at 11:36 pm
I refuse to believe this is a streetwear shot. Its a gr8 picture! Also i love the fact that she has decided to not wear a red lipstick or dark kohl.
May 7, 2009 at 11:48 pm
blown away… wow, just wow..
May 8, 2009 at 12:18 am
I’m jumping on the compliment bandwagon. Breathtaking! Well done!
May 8, 2009 at 1:37 am
gail dresses like that all the time so yes its from the street. its all her own designs. pretty sure the top is called matador poncho from aw09. so many ill-informed comments. yes she’s from brisbane, no she doesn’t live in sydney. she lives in paris with her fiance. gail sorronda blog tells all
May 8, 2009 at 1:40 am
It’s so refreshing to see a designer who ‘walks the talk’ – no jeans and a tee here.
Sour Grapes by AMLW
May 8, 2009 at 1:49 am
I am comments on the comment. You have alot.http://www.allmylittlewordsonline.com
May 8, 2009 at 2:11 am
May 8, 2009 at 2:20 am
Wow, is this Gail Sorronda? Or just her doppleganger?
May 8, 2009 at 2:45 am
so great, love the attitude, the mood and the style
May 8, 2009 at 3:06 am
Love all these textural monochromatic outfits!
May 8, 2009 at 3:36 am
May 8, 2009 at 3:54 am
beautiful shot, but when are we going to see the best of Melbourne? Chapel St is definitely not the best representation of our amazing fashion…
Golden Girl Olive
May 8, 2009 at 4:12 am
A beautiful girl wearing beautiful clothes, what more do you need for a stunning fashion shot?
May 8, 2009 at 4:35 am
dark and poetic – fantastic shot!
May 8, 2009 at 5:15 am
it’s so theatrical… like a dark romance!
May 8, 2009 at 5:17 am
how come no one in Sydney actually dresses like this on a day to day basis?? People only dressed well in and around fashion week. You dont see people dressed like this on any other week of the year which is rather disappointing. This girl appears more European in her style, this is an outfit which one would expect to see on the streets of Paris.I feel this girl and a couple of others have given Australia hope in finding people with style who dress like this on a more regular basis like they do in Paris, Milan, Florence, Rome etc.
May 8, 2009 at 5:23 am
The beautiful queen of the darknest
May 8, 2009 at 6:30 am
Very well taken picture. Although not every part of the person is sharp (like the necklace), I think this image is definitely one of your best.
May 8, 2009 at 7:17 am
Love the idea of this picture , but stance Feels too forced……the dimension/detail and color is very beautiful.
May 8, 2009 at 8:17 am
May 8, 2009 at 8:18 am
as someone else mentioned, this is a photo from the New York Times blog of Scott taking the photo of Gail on the street…
From http://gailsorronda.blogspot.com/ post dated 30 April 2009.
May 8, 2009 at 8:38 am
This is Sart taking this photo:
See the contrast between the side walkers and our lovely lady! hah
Beautiful dress, beautiful work Sart!
May 8, 2009 at 8:58 am
And this, Scott, is why your book can’t come soon enough.
May 8, 2009 at 9:25 am
i too thought it couldnt be a street shot at first glance. esp since she looks all made up for a photo shoot.but even so, it’s a wonderfully timeless photograph.the wig does it for me.lanvin much?
May 8, 2009 at 10:46 am
Gail Sorronda is amazing!!
Ruhvana and Flanelli
May 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm
This picture is devine. It’s my all time favorite on the sartorialist!
May 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm
May 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm
Brilliant. Amazing. Superb. One of the best images I’ve seen in a long time.
May 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm
I like her. She has amazing style. I like black.
May 8, 2009 at 2:52 pm
This is a truly amazing shot!
May 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm
oh my gosh. AHHHHHHH I LOVE IT
May 8, 2009 at 5:04 pm
Sophisticated and powerful
May 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm
Scott – what a great shot – you are the business man
May 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm
Dark whimsy! She’s the gorgeous and elegant queen of the ravens, with a choker to die for. What a powerful image… she is stunning. The understated makeup is a perfect polish.
May 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm
Need to add another commentary (which I think relates to your work in general). What I love about the photography is that none of it is planned, none of it is styled per se (aside from what the subjects walk out in for the day, and what grabs your attention). If anything, these shots are the antidote to all the photoshopped and ‘staged’ fashion shots in contemporary culture, yet they are all just as remarkable and beautiful whilst doing so. This shot demonstrates just that.
May 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm
Errr not a wig… that’s her real hair. I’m lucky enough to know her and trust me she dresses like this every day
May 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm
She is a real beauty, but I have to say this is one of my favorite shots! The pose, the clothes, the look in her eye, the angle. Everything is perfection here!
May 9, 2009 at 7:16 am
Jacques – whats the big contrast? i dont see it….
May 9, 2009 at 7:19 am
This is Magical!. The textures play on well with eachother, the overall look is perfection. Her stare is quite intense!
john benjamin pritchett
May 9, 2009 at 10:49 am
Very “Twilight” and mysterious.
May 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm
May 9, 2009 at 5:04 pm
this is artan amzing outfit
May 9, 2009 at 6:31 pm
Another Brissy Girl rocking it in Sydney – So many Brissy girls making it on your trip, maybe a side trip up this way should the on the cards next!
May 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm
Is it forreal someone wears this casually on the street?and who’s gail sorronda?LOve the outfit, hate the hair. :)
May 10, 2009 at 1:46 am
Sydney is really impressing me! I love the all black ensemble, but I especially love the texture, the volume, and the bib necklace. The bob haircut and bangs make her look very Parisian and overall, he looks elegant, sophisticated and chic.
May 10, 2009 at 2:24 am
WOW amazing. Takes my breath away.
May 10, 2009 at 8:05 am
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May 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm
love the dark drama…gorgeous!
May 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm
is that cindy sherman?
May 11, 2009 at 6:39 am
Out in full gail force…
May 11, 2009 at 6:40 am
Out in full Gail force…
May 11, 2009 at 6:55 am
very björkish <3
May 11, 2009 at 9:15 am
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May 11, 2009 at 8:15 pm
You have captured an absolutely beautiful photo of Gail….Brisbane….Sydney who cares? The main point is she’s an amazing designer drawing attention to Australian fashion design market.
May 11, 2009 at 9:57 pm
you can buy the matador poncho that gail is wearing here:http://www.maximillia.com/products.asp?id=229x
May 12, 2009 at 3:29 am
I want to know her story
May 12, 2009 at 4:53 am
That is framed art! Love the details and the black
May 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm
brisbane represent! woo!
gail looks absolutely stunning, i wouldnt be surprised if the clothes were her own designs.
May 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm
OH, Sir, you continuously surpise me with your gorgeous shots. I’m so glad you’ve come to visit us in Aus. I was waiting for the day ‘Sydney’ would be one of your frequents. PLEASE, just check out Brisbane. It’s the 3rd largest city and I can guarantee a more casual, flirty array of colors.
May 13, 2009 at 10:00 am
what an amazing portrait!
May 15, 2009 at 10:04 pm
Gail’s beautiful haircut was done by Lisa Guardala at Lila Boheme in Brisbane!
I'm a mean street kid.
May 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Lucy in the Sky
May 20, 2009 at 1:08 am
omgosh I love her lookbook.This woman is so stunning and so talented… love the breeziness in this photo.
Romance Was Born
May 26, 2009 at 8:58 pm
just a simple idea!x