1. sadia

    December 1, 2008 at 7:09 am

    drool @ the bag!

  2. Agnès

    December 1, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Both classy and casual with just the right dose of eccentricity. And the important final touch: comfortable.

  3. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 7:14 am

    i love here DM’s, it works in a random way

  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    December 1, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Nice style. You can see she is doing just her own thing, but still keeping it very fashionable. Chapeau.

  5. M.

    December 1, 2008 at 7:18 am

    love the floral printed shoes, gold mulberry bag and dress. the green polka dot coat seems to fit, but really, the headband/gold necklace seems to have overdone it and pushed over the edge. otherwise, could’ve been a GREAT outfit!

  6. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 7:29 am


  7. Petulia

    December 1, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Love the metallic ensamble!

  8. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 7:31 am


  9. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 7:38 am

    I like her Bayswater in bronze. Her eyes finish the look.
    ‘She’s got the look’.

    Thank you Sart.

  10. Rita

    December 1, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Wow, this is probably one of my favorite looks ever. I love the colors, the fabrics all look so nice, and her ability to ditch very predictable heels and opt for those shoes instead… I love it!

  11. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    December 1, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Great outfit! It seems to me she captured the spirit of Prada’s brocade shine for Spring ’09, for what hopefully is a fraction of the price. I have seen a few Mulberry bags on the street, and I think their patent leather is superb. I love how she manages to pair 2 shiny fabrics with a metallic handbag and manages to pull it off. I am sure we will see comments on the Doc Martens also. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  12. La Condesa

    December 1, 2008 at 7:56 am

    OH MY!! I had a pair of Doctor Martens exactly like that when I was a grunge teenager!!
    Also another pair of red plaid ones!!

    They got lost on a removal and since then I’ve been desperately looking for them

    Any help? PLEASEEE

    I’m in Spain so if you know where to purchase them through the internet even better

  13. f2images

    December 1, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Pulled together look, with a touch of whimsey. Love it!

  14. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 8:14 am

    but i do love the metallic mulberry with the silky grey dress but oh dear …it just looks wrong on her

  15. Gabriela

    December 1, 2008 at 8:17 am

    It looks more like a Late Summer or Spring combo, but it is lovely! The dress + jacket look so beautiful together. Where are they from? The head band is also very interesting. Perhaps the bag is too fancy… Somehow it pulls the other items back.

  16. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    December 1, 2008 at 8:25 am

    so cute. I love the shoes, the Doc Martins work with this. I am usually not a fan of them.

    I be it is because they are completely laced.

  17. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Great shot–illustrates that a smile is the best accessory to almost every outfit. Shows that you are comfortable and having fun.
    Her shiny effervescence contrasts well with the brick and concrete backgrounds. Nice one, Mr. Sart.

    Hope you had a great holiday. I always took forward to your blog updates.

  18. Stephanie

    December 1, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Now this is working. Lace-up shoes add a fresh, young & unexpected punch. She pulls it off by adding a patterned headband in similar colors. She looks put-together but not boring. Reminds me of something Agyness Deyn would wear.

  19. jfkjean

    December 1, 2008 at 9:30 am

    I adore this look. Normally the top or bag would be the focus or the item that pops in a outfit but her boots gives the outfit another exciting edge and adds more of a visual interest. I can dig it baby!!

  20. freakishhigh

    December 1, 2008 at 9:36 am

    love her choice of footwear!

  21. dysscordia

    December 1, 2008 at 9:41 am

    i love the bag and how she dares to wear it with those funky shoes… pretty ensemble

  22. Anne

    December 1, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Her floral Doc Martens are so charming! They make the outfit.

  23. Jane St.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:00 am

    So summery for Nov./Dec. in New York.

  24. fashion for passion

    December 1, 2008 at 10:17 am

    She is adorable.

    Love the metallic tone to the overall color mix. And the irreverent shoes work fine given her youth, and the simplicity she kept in the rest of the look.

  25. X

    December 1, 2008 at 10:29 am


  26. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 10:36 am

    LOVE the dr. martins with this look… one of the only times I have seen them not look too clunky or agressive.

  27. Olviya

    December 1, 2008 at 10:42 am

    interesting mix of all outfit and shoes!

    very tokio style)

  28. Sarah

    December 1, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I love her nail varnish, shoes, and bag. she’s just so cute but stylish! and I really miss wearing Dr. Martens… I used to have so many!

  29. penk

    December 1, 2008 at 10:58 am

    she is so cute! and dr martens looks great with that dress, i will try a combination like this one. nice bag too.

  30. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Fantastic! I love her floral Docs.

  31. The Concrete Commentator

    December 1, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I like the bag.

  32. Janelle Bentley

    December 1, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Dear Santa,
    Please bring me that bag for Christmas!

    Love it!

  33. The CockTails

    December 1, 2008 at 11:25 am

    FIRST! :)

    those boots send this outfit from “just cute” to “fashion risk-taker”

    absolutely love all of it.


    December 1, 2008 at 11:25 am

    why is she the coolest?
    not a huge fan of docs
    but the rest is sublime!

  35. thwany

    December 1, 2008 at 11:27 am


  36. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 11:27 am

    she is adorable!

  37. Anna.

    December 1, 2008 at 11:28 am

    She looks like she has fun getting dressed and I completely endorse this aproach. She also does it in a very particular way, which i think is essencial… specially when you’re not 13 anymore. Aya San! Anata no style yo aishiteirunda!

  38. Wanderlusting

    December 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Not a fan of the shoes at all (though would look awesome at my Nineties Party) but I like how she made satin wearable for day. That’s something I’m always trying to figure out!

  39. Caterina

    December 1, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Hey at last!
    Nice combination of metallic colours/ surfaces, bronce, silver, green-golden….broken by the flower-doc martens and her pink fingernails.I think her legs disappear perfectly in her boots!
    She has a positive aura!

  40. Lemming Lime

    December 1, 2008 at 12:33 pm


  41. Dominica

    December 1, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Love her clothes and bag and her flowery Dock Martens but not on this outfit …
    She has such great legs, she should have worn something with a high(er) heel – something strong yet elegant…

  42. Emma

    December 1, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Definetely very cool! I love the dress coat worn casually, and I love the girly pinaforey dress worn with sneakers- the effect should be reminiscant of a playground, yet there is a very grown up and sophisticated undertone. It’s really lovely!
    I’m liking the bag, too! What do you readers think of the Bayswater? I’m thinking of getting one in oak for my eighteenth, since my requirement of a new laptop far out-measures my desire for a Chanel =[

  43. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I like everything except those boots. They don’t work–I wish to never see boots like those again with dainty feminine dresses like the one she is wearing (which is beautiful by the way). I get the theoretical dainty/tough juxtaposition–but the aesthetics don’t work for me.

    She has a wonderful smile though.

  44. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Love the floral Docs!
    This is an example of great personal style.

  45. suzanne nelson

    December 1, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Aya looks great. She has a beautiful, infectious smile! the structured gold bag gives the whole outfit a kick and i love those boots.

  46. ETL

    December 1, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Love love love the floral Doc's & metallics =]

  47. Mo

    December 1, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Nice style, simple yet eye-catching. I couldn’t help but notice that she appeared multiple times on this website. Who is she? Any interesting facts?

  48. princess glee

    December 1, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I remember those boots from the 80s and my friend threatened to wear them to her brother’s wedding w/ a bridesmaids dress…Like the jacket, dress and bag. The colors are shiney in a subdued kind of way.

  49. nikkiJoon

    December 1, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    minus the boots, she looks beautiful! love that grey dress especially.

  50. saro

    December 1, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I like her shoes!!

  51. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    those flowered doc martens add a nice sense of whimsy to an otherwise very feminine, rather conservatice look.

    she looks amazing, happy, vibrant and fresh.

  52. edmund bethke

    December 1, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    this outfit could be dressed up or down depending on the shoes but I think the shoes shes wearing here give it a nice touch.

  53. anthecouturier

    December 1, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    i love her bag! any ideas where it’s from?

  54. zose

    December 1, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    i have a pair of those very hard to get Docs and my daughter has a matching set. it is nice to see them without jeans or black.

  55. Iheartfashion

    December 1, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Love the mix of metallics!

  56. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    love the smile the most!

  57. Pudfish

    December 1, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I discovered The Sartorialist about a month ago and I absolutely love it, so inspiring,it’s helped me wear my existing wardrobe in new ways, instead of rushing out to buy new clothes, which must be a good thing in these credit crunch times! What I notice is that it is the people wearing them that make the clothes work, and this lady looks so lovely because her personality shines through, and is reflected in her outfit. She just looks adorable. She has also made a lot of effort with everything,I particularly like her pink nails! It all works on her, because she appears such an attractive person – and she has really nice brown legs! Anyway, it’s nice to know there are lots of people out there who take pleasure in their clothes…

  58. Remah

    December 1, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Whoa! I love how she mixed metallic with gold. I love her purse. Very chic.


  59. letslivefast

    December 1, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    that bag is amazing!
    and so are her shoes!
    what a cute smile she has… :)

  60. Mister B

    December 1, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    She looks like she’s living a happy life – so charming!

  61. CK Dexter Haven

    December 1, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Sweet. I wish i knew people like this.

  62. cloudy

    December 1, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    She is so cool!!!!

    Again, I don’t think I could pull off that bag and shoes with the rest of the outfit, myself, but she does it with so much panache.

    Love the way she combines the tones and textures of the fabrics of the dress and the coat and then puts it together with Doc Martens!!!

    She’s starting to become my style icon.

  63. southerngentinL.A.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    this girl always puts a smile on my face!

  64. mike

    December 1, 2008 at 10:20 pm


  65. Tiger Fodder

    December 1, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Adorable outfit! At first, I thought that the blue and green clashed a bit, but upon closer inspection I really like it. I love the metallic feel of it all.

  66. Melanie

    December 1, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I ♥ ♥ ♥ her Doc Martens!

  67. barb.

    December 2, 2008 at 3:38 am

    cute… so not only highheels are acceptable????

  68. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 5:39 am

    Oh I love this. I also love the fact that she is smiling otherwise she could’ve ended up looking like every other Peaches Geldof type of girl that tries too hard to be cool. She is lovely.

  69. Mer

    December 2, 2008 at 8:02 am

    she is lovely

  70. gabriela

    December 2, 2008 at 8:12 am

    I used to wear the same DMs. That was about 15 years ago though. But they suit her perfectly.

  71. Anna Júlia

    December 2, 2008 at 8:23 am

    I hate her shoes with this outfit, but the rest is lovely:) I like the colour combo and the shiny fabrics.

  72. crowsfeet

    December 2, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    If you cover the shoes and just look at what is above them, or cover up all of her but the shoes, then suddenly pull your hand off the monitor and get the whole image either way it is a surprise ending; one that is at once silly and self-assured and very cheerful. The one thing I would change for her is to take some of the stuff out of her bag; it is so heavy it makes her lean. She is such a beauty that most any garment would be improved by proximity to her gorgeous face and her knowledge of how best to wear it.

  73. Kanani

    December 2, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Fun, approachable, but also comes off as knowing what she’s doing in this life.

  74. creative cookie

    December 2, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Love the outfit. The painted nails finish the outfit off.

  75. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Ah Giovanni! Bellissimmooooooo!

  76. Shea

    December 3, 2008 at 10:37 am

    yes! love aya!

  77. Nicholas

    December 4, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    OH MY GOD THE SHOES!!!! <3

  78. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I had those exact same Docs in the ninth grade! I’m calling my mother to unearth them from the basement and ship them to me immediately!

  79. jensenn

    December 6, 2008 at 6:49 am

    the shoes are so random. but nice!

    but look at the expression on her face. so cute!

  80. amandine

    December 6, 2008 at 9:40 am

    I love the shoes !!

  81. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 6:20 am

    i want those docs so bad!

  82. Alex

    December 7, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    She looks so sweeet!

  83. J.Yo

    December 8, 2008 at 1:55 am

    she just know how to combine some doc martens with real chic outfits and an elegant bag.
    i love LOVE Aya’s style.

  84. Emily

    December 14, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Augh! I had those Docs in high school and wore them to death.

  85. Anonymous

    December 21, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Aya is the coolest!

  86. Anonymous

    December 27, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Pretty nice….but decide on either the bag or the shoes, but not both. Wearing them both at once takes away the effect of them both (I could forgive her the clown-shoes, if only she’d lose the bag).

  87. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Can someone please tell me where I can find these boots?

  88. amandha

    January 7, 2009 at 8:45 am


  89. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 3:09 am

    HEY~aya~It is Jessica! Vogue internship! U are still cool!

  90. Alex

    January 30, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I love her Docs. I wonder if she painted them herself.

  91. bonafidesassy

    February 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    i am lovin` this outfit, from the mix of colors to the detailing and style of the dress and jacket.

  92. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 5:51 am

    nope she didnt paint them herself, i used to have those docs when i was about 12… they're beauts… i so didnt appreciate how cool there were back then!

  93. the new yawka

    December 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Sweet and original. Change the shoes for evening and you have a very versatile look. The color palette is marvelous.

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