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Jorge from W Palm Beach
November 3, 2008 at 8:05 am
I wonder what type of event or setting this outfit would be good for. Maybe it is more of an abstract look than something that is actually wearable? I like the shoes with the tights/stockings though. Jorge from W Palm Beach
November 3, 2008 at 8:08 am
Love her hair, and the yellow cardigan is delightful :)
November 3, 2008 at 8:11 am
Wow! Natasha sure cuts an impressive figure! From hair to toe! Vibrant and bold! Love that yellow cardigan.
November 3, 2008 at 8:27 am
very beautiful.i love it.
November 3, 2008 at 8:28 am
that is one killer look.i don’t want to be killed.
WOW!!She made a statement with that look.
Love the yellow cardigan, it breaks my image of a grey Russia.
Although, is it really possible to be out on the street without tights? Isn’t she freezing? Is it really possible to walk with those shoes?…Who cares! She looks great and seems like a funny happy girl
November 3, 2008 at 8:29 am
she looks truly sweet and prettybut she looks cold, poor dear! her legs are turning bluish
carlito from rome
November 3, 2008 at 9:10 am
I love the high hair with the high heels and the boldness with which she dresses. you can tell natasha is someone who loves dressing up and experimenting and who injects her sense of style with humour. It’s interesting to read your views on what you saw and who you photographed, Sart, i’m sure i’m not the only one who would love to read more about your experiences in Moscow.
November 3, 2008 at 9:13 am
This look feels like it could be seen at any American Apparel window.
November 3, 2008 at 9:17 am
What a great idea to showcase all this Moscow fashion. I had no idea that they had such crazy good style over there. I love how they use shape in their looks– can’t wait to see more.
November 3, 2008 at 9:22 am
I love her look, wearing a cardigan like a dress is a great idea.
November 3, 2008 at 9:34 am
Oversized grandpa cardigans are probably one of my favorite things, ever, on ladies. Though, I’ve got to admit, Natasha should have worn some leggings or tights, because I can see how cold her legs are — they’re red and spotty! But, the look is so good.
November 3, 2008 at 9:36 am
love those Tribute pumps
Isobel Saoirse Dylan
November 3, 2008 at 9:41 am
The yellow cardigan lights up the gray town in the background! and It looks warm end pretty too. I like the expression on her face, you really get a feeling of a woman who isn’t afraid to wear what she feels and is proud of herself.
do you like my tight sweater
November 3, 2008 at 9:45 am
these pics from Moscow are very exciting for me because they are so different from my imagination of ‘russian style’. :D these girls are fun and brave and colorful.. thanks for the pics, sorry for my broken english.
November 3, 2008 at 9:52 am
It would be neat if we could search posts by country. I noticed you’re documenting russia now. I’m very interested.
November 3, 2008 at 9:59 am
for some reason, she reminds me of Jill Scott.
November 3, 2008 at 10:09 am
I can see that she is strong stylistically, but I wondered the same thing as Jorje (first comment): unless you work in the fashion industry (which it sounds like she does)…isn’t this really more of a fashion exercise than an example of street style?
I do love the cardi, though…the colour is great. And she seems like a fun person who approaches fashion with a sense of humour.
November 3, 2008 at 10:10 am
Great pic, Sart, please tell us more about Moscow.
By the way, did you take pictures of men there as well? I would love to see those.
November 3, 2008 at 10:33 am
This is fantastic. Her hair!
November 3, 2008 at 10:44 am
Although I would never be caught wearing anything like this, I so do appreciate her originality. I only wish I had it in me to take such risks with so much confidence!
November 3, 2008 at 10:48 am
Great picture, but I have to disagree with your view of the new generation and their fashion choices. When I visited Moscow last year, I saw a lot of girls my age (early 20s) wear plain or bedazzled shirts with "Versace!" or "D&G" on the front. The outfits would always look classic and flattering, but it was obvious label concerns were there. Most young female Moscowites are from outside of Moscow and they came to Moscow to pursue "the dream", which is to marry a successful young man and upgrade from "designer" to designer clothes. Hence, they'll wear fakes until that moment comes. I would say the girls that you've shown here aren't representative of what girls there really wear. I don't remember seeing anyone on forefront of fashion, and I was there for a month all around Moscow. I find that most women there are very well put together, but to say that they don't care about labels anymore…well, that's like saying nobody in Russia remembers communism. Moscow is still quite new to designer clothes, so it'll take some time for the cravings to subside.
November 3, 2008 at 11:03 am
for Anon 10:48Every country has those girls but they are not the fashion leaders.
November 3, 2008 at 11:37 am
That hair looks like it took less then 10 minutes and has me perplexed. I’d love to see the others!
November 3, 2008 at 11:38 am
Just fabulous! Such confidence.
I have to agree with a previous post that these pictures do not represent Moscow street style to me, even though the people you’ve featured are stunning. I found the women’s style there unabashedly feminine and groomed, even when it was clear that they didn’t have a lot of money. Always a full face of makeup and towering heels. It did veer into tackiness at times, but more often than not, it was dizzingly beautiful. I would love to read more about your impressions of Moscow.
November 3, 2008 at 11:44 am
love her hair!!! gorgeous…maybe the yellow pullover is too fluor!
November 3, 2008 at 11:55 am
Delightful!! But get some clothes on that young lady! She looks as if she’s about to freeze to death.
November 3, 2008 at 11:57 am
wow, am dying to see the other picture ! I’ll bet she’s a cameleon….
November 3, 2008 at 12:04 pm
It’s not that easy to buy in Moscow casual basic things like good grey cashmere sweater or little black dress not luxury brands. Just awful chip garbage. So I hate doing shopping in Moscow. Sart, you should go to St. Petersburg in spring. As the temperature is just 10-15C girls start wearing summer dresses. freeziiiing Thanks for great pics!
November 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm
Love the yellow and the sock/heels combo.
November 3, 2008 at 12:20 pm
November 3, 2008 at 12:32 pm
this is very 80s but i like it. i bet she wears this at home when she is whipping up some deicious dinner for the 5 or so guests that randomly drop by her groovy pad.
November 3, 2008 at 12:33 pm
I like this outfit a lot better than other outfits from Moscow but it’s not nearly as great as some looks from NYC, Paris, and other cities I’ve seen on this website.And one more thing I keep wondering about… Does she actually walk around the town dressed like this?
November 3, 2008 at 1:02 pm
what a BEAUTIFUL pair of shoes
An Artist in Paradise
November 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm
Cute girl. But the look is a bit too 80s; maybe because for me it’s “been there, done that” already in the 1980s. Nice to see her having fun with fashion, though.
November 3, 2008 at 1:14 pm
But… but… SHE FORGOT PANTS!!
November 3, 2008 at 1:17 pm
I love the whole look.
And those who have complained about the “twigs” in previous shots should be happy about this healthy normal-sized young woman.
November 3, 2008 at 1:18 pm
she looks amazing, and the hair pulls the look together. i’m suddenly craving an oversized yellow cardigan.
November 3, 2008 at 1:23 pm
That girl is dy-no-mite.
November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm
She’s fabulous. The most vibrant personality you have captured so far. I wish her every success.
November 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm
@sartorialistBut, when you say “this generation”, it sounds like you’re speaking of more people than just the few fashion leaders you’ve found. Their style isn’t widespread, so it isn’t representative. Plus, most of the girls you’ve featured here are really heavy on trends, rocking 2 at a time, so to me they’re not quite leaders, but, rather, are trend-informed and -conscious. :)
November 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm
yes!! women in moscow (russia) do wear heels like that every day just on a regular basis!!! it is hard to imagine but they feel more comfortable and confident in them rather than wearing flats. it is hard to look overdressed in Moscow as it is in USA. whenever I wear my high-heels here everybody looks at me like a I am crazy.p.s. i wonder what fashion school she is in
November 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm
I have to admit I have been stunned by the beauty and creativity of the Moscow fashion scene. It blows me away. The girl in this photo is really an exclamation point to the whole series. She does it all with this outfit, my compliments!
November 3, 2008 at 3:22 pm
i like her cardigan…but don’t like yellow colour. i hope she has a car :) because now in russia is rather cold :(( i’m going to buy warm mittens :)
November 3, 2008 at 3:42 pm
delightful!!! makes me happy to look at her.
November 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm
I see the Russians are still fond of the pumps/socks combo.
November 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm
CAn´t wait to see the rest of the photos!! She is really a doll!!
November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm
i don’t like this at all. to me, it looks messy…though the woman in the photo is beautiful and her smile is contagious.
November 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm
Overall it is an interesting look but for me it lacks elegance and that what I tend to look for so much in women. This actually applies to all the Moscow shots. Compare it with the Milan pictures. There is also fur and to an extend the individual pieces tend to be rather “bulky”. But it keeps the elegance…. Maybe these shots are indeed the demonstration of the beginning new distinct “Russian” style. But I am not the biggest fan…
November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Hi Scott, I don´t know what the others said so far, but it is so sweet what you wrote about Natasha!Your description and your words about the generation that´s left the label-question behind is showing where your heart is.I admire you even more now! ***
November 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm
I love you. I love your blog.
She really has a personal Style! I love that!
-h of candid cool
November 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm
she looks like fun! great shoes!!
November 3, 2008 at 5:28 pm
colors are good.. but -maybe cause i`m from Russia -i dont like this look..too cold here now…))
November 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm
i like whats going on with her wardrobe, but the updo has got to go.
November 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm
Jesus!!!! She looks like my sis…
Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com
November 3, 2008 at 7:35 pm
she really IS too cool, love her style.
November 3, 2008 at 7:47 pm
like her , she’s totally kool. ready for the day and yet for the night out. ah !
Stickers & Donuts
November 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm
So glad you posted this funky woman with the fun hair & bright colors. I'm totally into original style!
November 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm
Wow, me being Russian, I totally know what you mean- it’s great that the Russian style is changing from how you said, “labels, labels, labels” into a both playful and serious take on the artistry of fashion. It’s awesome to see more stuff like this, very inspiring!
November 3, 2008 at 10:32 pm
Don’t like the hair… and the overall outfit seems too funky for me. love the shoes anyway.
November 3, 2008 at 10:56 pm
I dont see anything substantial in these “looks”. First time I am put off by The Sartorialist subject choice. Just my honest opinion.
A Weekend in The City
November 3, 2008 at 11:19 pm
Perfection. I want more. But I still love Moschino-wearing Russians…
November 4, 2008 at 1:37 am
she really is incredible.that yellow.that hair.those heels & socks.
gosh, she's amazing.
November 4, 2008 at 2:20 am
Love her! She nailed it!!! Nothing more to add. I don’t understand the comments about wearability of this outfit.
Damn, this makes me miss my home town.
Please share more experiences from Moscow.
November 4, 2008 at 7:34 am
bright and freshlove it
November 4, 2008 at 8:54 am
Love the choice of socks, making the shoes not that “separate”
November 4, 2008 at 9:22 am
great!i like her look. it seems like she inspired by north europe fashion, like Hollandб Denmark…
November 4, 2008 at 2:58 pm
I like the color of her cardigan.
I agree. I’m so tired of the false belief stating that labels, labels, labels are very “hot.” In reality, too much “labels” look tawdry. Fashion is experimentation…fashion is creative…fashion is fun…fashion means to be yourself!
November 4, 2008 at 4:12 pm
This outfit didn’t look quite right when I first looked at it. Maybe it’s because she’s normal-sized. Natch!
I think the elements of the outfit are all great individually – the hair, the Edie Sedgwick-esque earrings, the nubby cardigan and the socks with killer heels.
All together they make a strange mixture of super-original and rustic comforts…
If I was drawing inspiration from this outfit I’d pick a single element and make the rest more understated, which would probably be more striking.
Surprisingly inspiring! I don’t know what I was expecting from Moscow (lots of fur?) but all the pics so far have been a pleasant surprise. And of course we love hearing your thoughts on it all… Keep it up!
November 5, 2008 at 2:04 am
I do like her socks, but the yellow knit does nothing to enhance her shape. She would look even prettier if she choose clothes that give her extra assets.
November 5, 2008 at 2:27 am
socks and heels, my love.
November 5, 2008 at 11:51 am
I love her outfit <3. I don't like her hair, but the clothes, WOW!
November 6, 2008 at 7:15 pm
Oh my goodness, I love her. I love what you have written here…
September 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm
Love the sweater! She's very pretty and I like the high hair.