1. David

    March 25, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Has she stepped in a couple of dead squirrels?

  2. theKcloset

    March 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

    the lace stocking are wonderful. the detail in the shoes amazing.

    this woman def has style. I would love to see her face :)

  3. Dissolved Girl

    March 25, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I LOVE it! I just felt my heart stop for a second.

  4. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:17 am

    the gloves overdid it

  5. Mademoiselle Oulla

    March 25, 2009 at 10:18 am

    wow! how glamourous! and a plus to have cozy ankles.

  6. turquoisepassion

    March 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

    gorgeous shot, gorgeous detailing.

  7. Stephanie

    March 25, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Animal print gloves with winter-white, very classy! *adore*
    The shoes…They’re very interesting. However, I’m on the fence about this pair. I long to see them from another angle to satisfy my curiosity. Anyone know the brand?

  8. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:25 am

    really, no comments yet!?!!
    I, for one, am intensely curious about this woman….that is fashion and photography at it’s best.

  9. Josette

    March 25, 2009 at 10:26 am

    jeez..the hotness of this outfit.

  10. Fly Girl

    March 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Hmmm, interesting accessory coordination. I’m not crazy about the skirt length or the boots with it but at least it’s not boring.

  11. SallyO

    March 25, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I didn’t realize this was a back view until I saw her heel (which I thought was a doggie for a second). She is very stylish but she has no hiney. She should have a cheeseburger for lunch today instead of her usual lettuce leaf. Love the gloves!

  12. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:31 am

    What on earth is she wearing?

  13. Mariana

    March 25, 2009 at 10:32 am

    less is more.

  14. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I love everything about this! The length of the coat’s sleeve’s, the leopard gloves, the shoes! Although I think that black stockings would have been better, I still love how feminine this look is!

  15. Zarna

    March 25, 2009 at 10:43 am



  16. Journeys Through Fashion

    March 25, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Everything was great until I got to the shoes. Not too sure if I like those. But the mixing of patterns with the tights and the gloves is ace.

  17. l, williams

    March 25, 2009 at 10:46 am

    fabulous mix ever.

  18. C a t r i n a

    March 25, 2009 at 10:54 am

    These shoes are so syreal,
    but it looks interesting, the whole outfit :)



    March 25, 2009 at 10:55 am

    this shot is poetic


  20. JFK Jean

    March 25, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Is that a pencil or the bottom of a coat?

  21. Aria C.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I’m vehemently anti-fur but I have to admit, this is elegant. I’ll attribute the je ne sais quoi to your skills, Sart, because I would laugh at those shoes in any other context.

  22. -h

    March 25, 2009 at 11:04 am


  23. Stefan

    March 25, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I like the feeling of this shot, very artistic, a detail captured in a moment of inspiration.

    As for the actual pieces, I think it is a bit much. I could have gone with one wild animal over the two of them.

    Either the leopard gloves to complement the pure white outfit and patterned pantyhose, or the wild je-ne-sais-quoi happening above the heels to add a touch of wow. Together, in my opinion, it’s too much.

  24. Made

    March 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I want to live in NY…

  25. Dominica

    March 25, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Those are some FIERCE shoes !
    Is she going for a breakfast at Tiffany’s 2009 ?

  26. Noir Blanc Et Rouge Partout

    March 25, 2009 at 11:13 am

    t h o s e
    s h o e s
    a r e
    s o m e t h i n g
    e l s e.


  27. Cassiopeia

    March 25, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Oh WOW! Love it… Do the shoes come like that or were those fantastic plumes added? Yum. The skirt and gloves are uber chic too.



  28. GreatSheElephant

    March 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Jesus – I wondering where my guinea pigs had got to.

  29. crowsfeet

    March 25, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Well it does say chic, and it does say $$$, but all I can hear is some little dog barking like mad from the safety of their owner’s armpit, wanting so badly to exchange butt-sniffs with these shoes….

  30. Célia Gonçalves

    March 25, 2009 at 11:21 am

    The conference
    The Queen of birds

  31. A

    March 25, 2009 at 11:22 am

    WOWZERS! She is awesome!

  32. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Hosiery really makes an outfit…

  33. junglesiren

    March 25, 2009 at 11:28 am

    She’s got it DOWN. My favorite thing is the “I am in charge here” point of the gloved hand. Not a woman to be trifled with….

  34. amy b.s.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:43 am

    one word: fierce

  35. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Amazing shot… I like that it parts from your usual compositional style. The asymmetry is captivating and the alignment (planned?) of her hand with the line in the sidewalk is striking.

  36. Christina

    March 25, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Wow, she’s doin it!

  37. beths

    March 25, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Ha, SallyO, you beat me to the comment: I couldn’t tell whether this person was walking away from me or toward me until I scrolled down to the shoes. Crowsfeet, you gave me a laugh.

    Thanks, Sart.

  38. southernwriter

    March 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

    This is absolutely timeless! Amazing! Someone needs to tell her she has some fancy hens following her around!

  39. LivingGolden

    March 25, 2009 at 11:54 am

    The individual elements are charming, but overall there is way too much going on with this outfit.

  40. princess glee

    March 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I would’ve thought this image captured in Paris. This over-the-top frou-frou is delightful. It would take major cajones (or ovaries) to walk down the boulevard in this as your feet look as if your 2 Pekineses are following you. The gray lace stockings, the winter white and leopard print, I could do that. The shoes I’d keep for display, they’re gorgeous.

  41. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Very interesting! Would love to see a head to toe shot!

  42. onesilentwinter

    March 25, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    i would like to have seen her in person!

  43. Petulia

    March 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    beautiful..such a great flow

  44. glow owl

    March 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    oh! i love this! so early richard avedon vogue and lovely.

    so beautiful and glamourous and lovely, reminding us to dream to and to aspire…!

    -adore- it! :)

  45. Eli

    March 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Dita von Teese?

  46. cmc

    March 25, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    i wish i was daring enough to go out of the house in something as fabulous as this!

    i don’t really understand the shoes, and wish that the tights were more subdued so that the gloves could really stand out against the white. but her choice, even if they’re above my head, deserve mention

  47. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I couldn’t tell if it was front or back either.Where is her bum?

  48. tasha_juliana

    March 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    this is a great shot
    i love her stockings, i think i saw similar ones at urban outfitters?

  49. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    In reality those shoes must be the silliest and most unflattering things. But in your photograph? This one is absolutely beautiful to me Sart. Thank you for it.

  50. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    For some reason I immediately thought of Kay Thompson in Funny Face.

  51. Octavia

    March 25, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    fantastic shot.

    she means business

  52. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm


  53. Words Between the Spaces

    March 25, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    This is fricking adorable! What class, what style, what shoes!

  54. edakiss

    March 25, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Love the lace.
    Hate the gloves.
    ..those ankle pom-poms, are ridiculous, to say the least.
    Only in New York..ahh i love you NYC.

  55. Leia

    March 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Love everything, except the shoes.

  56. V

    March 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    no no no no no.

  57. Espiral do Tempo

    March 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    As a photographic object this is fantastic.

  58. CW

    March 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    A fashion innovation! Combining big furry feet slippers with heels!

  59. M A Z P E

    March 25, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Only in New York!


  60. Alyssa

    March 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I love this, first, as a photo. The leopard print glove, with the finger pointing to the furry ankles. The white suit and the white heels. The sidewalk grid, and the lacy stalkings. The sense of movement. Ah.

    But it also made me think of one of the comments about the young lady in blue maribou a few days ago–that all women have a fantasy city (New York, Paris, Milan…) where they have the time, money and chutzpah to put together their fantasy outfits and where they are understood. This is a woman who is making her fantasy real and I applaud her for it. Bravo.

  61. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Wow. Very Jacques Henri Lartigue here. (Have you seen his photos? If not, you WILL LOVE them.)

  62. Claire

    March 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I’d love this more with a plainer pair of classic black heels, I think. Then the leopard and the lace would look deliberately but tastefully clashed instead of it looking just a bit too much too much…which is what it looks like to me at the moment.

  63. Hissy Stitch

    March 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I’d be moving a lot faster than that if I had a couple of rabid long-haired rodents biting my heels.

  64. Beck.rr

    March 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    How beautifully classic. This picture should framed!

  65. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    los zapatos de louboutin espectaculares!!!!

  66. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 3:21 pm


  67. cjlp

    March 25, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    WOW! Would be nice to see who this lovely lady is.
    Great shot.

  68. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    cruella de vil?

  69. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    the composition of this photo is beautiful. the textures and prints of the subject to the sidewalk lines and blurry shoes of others walking- stunning..

  70. Francis

    March 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Groooowwwwlllll – major hotness!!! She must have guys trailing her, panting. Women – take note, ’cause this rocks.

  71. Kyveli Sophia

    March 25, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Gorgeous shot, I love her gait and the beautiful sense of the streets of NYC. I suppose I can understand why some people wouldn’t appreciate those incredible shoes; wearing works of art on your feet isn’t for everyone. But the comment that said they should just be kept at home on display?? Why would you drop an exorbitant amount of money on a FASHION ACCESSORY just to look at it and never wear it? Silly comment, in my opinion. I would die to be able to afford a pair of shoes like that, or one of the new Christian Loubitains that also have a dramatic (almost rediculous; as another poster said, it takes balls to wear something like this and you need to own it) and artistic shape.

  72. bamto

    March 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    in germany everyone had these gloves in winter…h&m
    but still,i like her shoes&tights

  73. normoo

    March 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Never commented before, but just HAD to – truelly amazing. My first glimpse suddenly suggested a whole history of this woman. I love it and I love her. Would have this as a framed picture on my wall.

    Love all the pieces and togther they go somewhere else.

    Good for her

  74. kellywinonaoxford

    March 25, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    oh no she di’iiiiiint

  75. Susan

    March 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    When I see this picture, I wonder her age. The suit length, gloves and stockings would typically make me think she is older. However, the extremely playful textures and patterns aren’t for the faint of heart. I am overjoyed to think that she could be 30 or 60 from this angle.

  76. Questioner

    March 25, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Great photo with the gloved hand pointing to the bold shoes. I’m curious to see her head-to-toe, but I don’t think that it would be as good a photograph as this one.

    The outfit (what we see of it) strikes me as very sexy secretary/Mad Men.

  77. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    love love love love LOVEE

  78. Dri_Mar

    March 25, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I love the 3rd picture. Just love it.

  79. bettina

    March 25, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    She must be persian. I bet she has 19 chandeliers in her apt

  80. Sally

    March 25, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    glam rock

  81. princess glee

    March 25, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    In reply to Kyveli Sophia: Why would you drop an exorbitant amount of money on a FASHION ACCESSORY just to look at it and never wear it?

    B/c it’s my money and it allows me to admire beauty however I please…so there.

    Honestly though, I can’t afford these shoes and I’ve already stated it takes cajones (balls, nuts, gonads [or ovaries]) the size of which I don’t possess to wear them in public.

  82. cmmcenearney

    March 25, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Cruella de Vil. Love.

  83. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 8:08 pm

  84. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    What recession?


  85. Eddie in the corner

    March 25, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Classic photo Sart.

  86. Hallie

    March 25, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    the shoes remind me of star trek “tribbles” feasting on her ankles. from the ankles up…delightful.

  87. tob

    March 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    je t’aime

  88. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    She’s like a human poodle.

  89. seawallrunner

    March 25, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    she is so chic and confident. what a terrific photograph – what a lovely moment.

    I love the swing of the skirt (not too tight, proper length), the lace on the leg, the fur on the ankle, the brief glance of fakey leopard on the glove.

    and oh, the brief appearance of the perfectly matched handbag.

    I love her self-assurance. I wonder whether she is 27, or 72.

    But it does not matter – it just does not matter.

  90. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Reminds of Marilyn Monroe!! Love this photo. Makes you want to know who she is!!

  91. jeannieLy

    March 26, 2009 at 2:14 am

    after viewing this, my life is now complete.

  92. fvad

    March 26, 2009 at 2:39 am

    and suddenly; Cruella de Vil pops up on my mind!

  93. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 3:15 am

    first look: disturbing
    second look: elegant
    third look: quite ugly, boring length of the skirt, grey and white don`t go together, the gloves don`t match at all

    all there is, is her feminine silhouette…

  94. ohphilippa

    March 26, 2009 at 4:14 am

    how careless: that woman’s just stepped in someone’s dogs

  95. Sara Lua

    March 26, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Lovely, a hark to 1915.

  96. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 5:19 am

    those gloves are from H&M! €7.99!

  97. Roxanne

    March 26, 2009 at 5:26 am

    i love it!

  98. Catherine like Deneuve

    March 26, 2009 at 6:32 am

    It’s Holly Golightly! I bet her other hand has a cigarette on a long holder. If they remade “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” this is what Holly would wear.
    I adore it. I wish I could dress like this, but it’s a bit much for my home-office writing job and picking up the kids from school. It makes me happy, though, that somebody gets to dress this way!

  99. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Everything is beautiful. Im such a huge fan of giant anything on the back of heels. I hope its faux fur, but honestly if the animal saw its fur on the back of those heels it would probably love it.

  100. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Beginning with the kimono shot right through the pink shoes, I’ve really enjoyed this series of photos focusing on personal eccentricities and their influence on what people choose to wear on the street. Nothing wrong with hip young things following the fickle dicta of the latest hot designers, but this recent emphasis presents a refreshing dichotomy.

  101. art heart

    March 26, 2009 at 9:44 am

    thats the kind of picture i wanna get framed…lovely
    although you don’t see te women you get an idea of the attitude she walks on the streets.

  102. The Concrete Commentator

    March 26, 2009 at 9:52 am

    wow.. great photo!

  103. dodgygirl

    March 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    looks like a helmet lang from like a few years ago! gorgeous!

  104. Matt Volatile

    March 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    No. Just… no.

  105. DouceEperance

    March 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Sart, haven’t you posted this exact picture before? It looks extremely familiar.

  106. Fab50Plus

    March 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    The shoes, the stockings, the skirt – I love it all!

    Great photo!

  107. lady san pedro

    March 27, 2009 at 12:27 am

    So romantic!

  108. Anonymous

    March 27, 2009 at 5:48 am

    I love her Sergio Rossi heels. I remember when they were selling them at Colette. I hesitated to buy the same pair. However, I would never think to wear them with the nylons she selected. I think that they look fabulous, and I just love the cream pencil skirt. However, I do not like the leopard gloves. It takes away from the silhouette, but I do like the elegance of her hand position as she is walking.

  109. Bianca

    March 27, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Cruela DeVille! :) it’s bon-ton over the top. Not every woman could pull this off.

  110. travelbug

    March 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I’m stunned that this is an NYC photo!

    It looks fifties with a humorous twist.

  111. Anonymous

    March 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    If I saw her IRL, I would stop and stare. Yes with my mouth open~~LOVE~~

  112. Tina

    March 27, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Beautiful. It’s not everyday you see someone dress like this.

  113. blumarinegirl

    March 29, 2009 at 12:12 pm


  114. Duchessa di Lossi

    March 30, 2009 at 12:32 am

    I totally loved it <3

  115. Anonymous

    March 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Wonderful photo! Very, very, “what´s fashion about”. Emblematic.

  116. Donnie Gayfield

    March 30, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Very 5th Avenue. It reminds me of Nan Kempner’s daring chic.

  117. thedailymonocle

    March 31, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    That shoe is every single living thing on Earth

  118. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 8:15 am

    This is an incredible photo, Sart! I agree with the other posters here, it’s a look that belongs in the late 50′s-early 60′s Breakfast at Tiffany’s for sure- And yet still resonates today. Beautiful and GUTSY!

  119. Tori

    April 1, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    SUCH an amazing shot. I love it. the shoes are a bit much but they work in the photo at least

  120. KiwiBella

    April 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    WOW! I already have similar gloves and enjoy wearing them. Personally I would wear either the gloves or the shoes.

    Right, now I’m off to add fur anklets to all my shoes… just glad it’s coming into winter here!

  121. conrad

    April 2, 2009 at 6:31 am

    What an amazing photo.

  122. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I love her outfit…the tights are amazing!

  123. Bleu Clothing

    April 16, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    this photo is fabulous, it reminds me of NY in the 1940′s or something. And those heels, meow

  124. Anonymous

    June 30, 2009 at 2:25 am

    That's her cat! :O

  125. Nicolás

    July 5, 2010 at 7:31 am

    esos zapatos son lanvin, no??
    are they lanvin shoes, right??

  126. Name*

    January 16, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Totally great! She is unafraid. I love just a little bit too much but still sleek look like this. And the people who try to be funny about it….well I guess everyone needs a hobby.

  127. tappa

    December 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

    101 dalmatians.

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