1. Anacleta Coqueta

    October 30, 2008 at 3:51 am

    Nice and shy!

  2. jessica_buyer

    October 30, 2008 at 3:58 am

    very pretty!!!!!

  3. suzanne nelson

    October 30, 2008 at 3:59 am

    what a beautiful photograph! it’s exquisite. The sculptor is so other worldly i feel it would be trite to comment on her clothes, however those prussian blue tights work really well. Wonderful, Sart, thank you.

  4. beautiful…

  5. Voyno

    October 30, 2008 at 4:00 am

    it’s her briefcase and blue legs that seal the deal for me.


  6. Barbara

    October 30, 2008 at 4:01 am

    mmmmm……not sure about this. Almost works, but the elements are not quite right. Definite eastern bloc look to it. Do like the colours though…and her dress/coat. If she were in Paris she would have saved herself with the perfect shoes or boots. The whole image is harmonious and gentle….

  7. Eleonora

    October 30, 2008 at 4:10 am


  8. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 4:20 am

    what a horrible building behind the girl…. daylight in moscow is almost grey…. :((((((

  9. Olviya

    October 30, 2008 at 4:24 am

    i love the way you see Russia!
    thats not that too much glamourous as we used to think.
    very interesting to find out ur impression from fashion week, as far as i know, You are visiting that event even without ur camera?

  10. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 4:31 am

    she’s looking good.
    she’s an artist.

  11. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Those stockings! I really love this shot.. there is a Tim Burton vibe to it.

  12. Grrg

    October 30, 2008 at 4:36 am


  13. edie

    October 30, 2008 at 4:43 am

    I love it. The colours, the bag, the face, the hair…. Its all so right.

  14. Nina Siu

    October 30, 2008 at 4:44 am

    Vintage is a fashion trend in Moscow. I think you already noticed it.

  15. Lady Lala

    October 30, 2008 at 4:57 am

    I do not like much because his coat looks like a blanket from home, the rest I like a lot. Besos

  16. suzee

    October 30, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Everything is so harmonious! Something is definitely happening here. The combination of grays and blues of the outfit mimicking the background are very interesting as well as the contrast of her luxurious fur shawl against the dreary chipped walls. Her facial expression and gesture also gives a dark sweet warmth to this photo.

  17. lux lisbon

    October 30, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Wow, what a silhouette – and what a face!

    I can’t decide which I love more: the beautiful fur cape, or the dinky briefcase (it’s EXACTLY the right size).

  18. Diana

    October 30, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Oh, the blue of the blue stockings is as dark and deep as Yves Klein’s BLUE :-)

  19. lis

    October 30, 2008 at 5:43 am

    lovely fur! or is it a fur..thing? :)

  20. Dominica

    October 30, 2008 at 6:16 am

    looks very French indeed, just been in Paris so I can tell from what I have seen down there…
    Adore her petrol-blue tights ; the color comes back in her fur scarf (love the *changeant* effect !)

  21. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 6:17 am

    This is just the sweetest pic, the rich purply grey tones set the mood……very filmic, I love the oddness of her hard square bag against all her softness……Perfect :)

  22. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 6:21 am

    she looks like a painting. that is how perfect the proportions actually are here. and your shot is brilliant as ever.

  23. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 6:41 am

    So far Moscow has been a breath of fresh air. Style with presonality. Nothing too trendy so far… Which is a good thing!

  24. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 6:44 am

    beautiful! with your photographs, it’s less about the style and more about the magic created by the composition, colour, setting, mood, etc.

  25. concupiscence

    October 30, 2008 at 7:06 am

    this is beautiful. almost painfully so.

  26. You were there, too.

    October 30, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Just, beautiful.

  27. eachkey

    October 30, 2008 at 7:21 am

    navy tights is so fresh

  28. Montreal Street Views

    October 30, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Very nice pix!

  29. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    October 30, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I like the small black briefcase and the modesty of the clothing in contrast to the fur coat.

  30. Giblees Fine Clothing

    October 30, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I like the mix of colors they all come together nicely. The black bag makes a good statement against the blue tights but then the shoes bring it all back together.

  31. maggie_hogan

    October 30, 2008 at 7:59 am

    oh my gosh

    i ADORE her

    i love how the whole look seems like it was washed and bled out in the rain~

  32. Miguel

    October 30, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Great… the face, the inocence, the purse. A great picture

  33. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 8:38 am

    I love her “blanket from home”!

  34. bais d'Erelle

    October 30, 2008 at 8:51 am

    She seems so little and fragil, but what a look!!


    October 30, 2008 at 8:55 am

    i love your moscow girls. ive never seen those girls before. they are beautiful

  36. Moi

    October 30, 2008 at 8:56 am

    I like everything about this photo, the composition, the background, the girl and her clothes. It seems like you caught her talking to herself; and understood Russian. ;- )

  37. Q's Daydream

    October 30, 2008 at 8:59 am

    She looks fantastic! :o)

  38. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 30, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Love her

    She looks like a girl from a story book…

    the wrap is great and seems very versatile

  39. Ivy Lane

    October 30, 2008 at 9:00 am

    I think she is adorable. Want bangs like that!

  40. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Love the muted colors; the rose-gray coat and blue-gray stockings. The colors are so harmonious and work very well with her complexion. It’s really beautiful how the colors are repeated in the fur. This is the kind of beauty that mimics the beauty found in nature.

  41. Dan in Richmond

    October 30, 2008 at 9:08 am

    She’s very cute. First impression was that she’d cleaned her brushes on her wrap, my favorite thing is the way the wrap relates to the background. Everything in the shot works beautifully, as if she’s wearing her surroundings or is a part of them. Great photograph.

  42. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 9:10 am

    i love this look. the colors all brought together in the wrap. the blue tights with darker shoes. the fabric on the dress. her bangs. she’s lovely and well put together.

  43. Dani Way

    October 30, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I love the miniature brief case. It adds a boldness to the simple outfit.

  44. Caterina

    October 30, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Simply perfect. The pose, the clothes, the colours, tha background, the light, blue, vieolet, grey, a touch of yelow and black….
    everything is so soft and pastel, I especially like the sharp and strong lines of her black suitcase, fine contrast!

  45. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 9:34 am

    that briefcase looks like a clarinet case… but i guess it’s not likely to be one.

  46. cordelia

    October 30, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Interesting to see real Moscow and real old surroundings like this one, with tasteful charming young people.

  47. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 11:45 am

    PERFECT shot, Sart. Just perfect. The framing of her upper half in the archway. The light blue painted brick mimicking the dark blue of the tights. So gorgeous.

    And the girl – WOW. I’m so in love. I can just picture her reading with tons of blankets on a Sunday morning.

    Sart – question, how did she come to pose like this? Did you suggest anything? I just can’t imagine how someone who hasn’t modeled would have an instinct to pull that wrap up to her mouth – it’s SO PERFECT!

  48. meredith

    October 30, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I have been following your blog since May and this photo is my favorite so far. It moves me as art. (The outfit is pretty close to art, too.)

  49. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    this could be my favorite shot of yours. the yellow wall in the background makes it. i’m excited to see what else you have from moscow!

  50. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Oh it’s unusual to see a look from Russia there!! nice
    I want it not to be the last one

  51. Stephanie

    October 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    She looks so much like a little girl. The colors are both beautiful and sad.

  52. Karin

    October 30, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I love the dark blue colour of her tights, combined with black shoes, and how the shade of her skirt gradually makes the tights look just as black as the shoes are…

  53. green lantern

    October 30, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Great picture! Mood, attitude, color…starkly muted somewhat. As for the outfit…I like the bottom up…shoe, stockings, bag…but it breaks up with the dress and wrap. A jersey-cloth dress would work but the wrap leaves me wanting something else. Did I say great picture?!

  54. Petulia

    October 30, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    lovely- I like the color of the tights. I am surprised you haven’t photographed more flashy things..I would expect a good amount of gold and bling..am I wrong?

  55. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Again a winner! Three for three. What strikes me is how comfortable these Russian dolls look in their skin. It’s beautiful dressing, not over the top. I love them all!

  56. Wanderlusting

    October 30, 2008 at 12:42 pm


    The colors, the shades, the mood, all perfect. Sweet photo and a sweet looking girl – I especially love her shawl, very cozy. And I’m glad to see I’m not the only one doing navy tights and black shoes :)

  57. becca

    October 30, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I love the feel of this image. And the blue tights really make the look.

  58. Iheartfashion

    October 30, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Gorgeous fur, and I love the color mix of brown, navy and black. It works beautifully without looking overly thought-out.

  59. Jeff

    October 30, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Everything about this photograph… simple artistic beauty.

  60. Consumer

    October 30, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    A pictorial watercolor.

  61. ESPY Menswear

    October 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Like this photo allot

  62. Kate G.

    October 30, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    It’s true, isn’t it? Give a girl a fur to chew on and she’s catnip to a photographer. Still the detailing on her wrap, the tights, and the light blue wall make this more than a gamine shot.

  63. Alex

    October 30, 2008 at 2:24 pm


    She looks very nice and the pose – perfect!!!

  64. The Socialite

    October 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Me encanta! :)

  65. carla

    October 30, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful! I love the black tights and the shape/style/color of the bag. Those little details mean so much.

  66. katy

    October 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    love this. the muted colors and it looks comfy!

  67. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    She is shy but hot!

  68. Polina

    October 30, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    yes its fur for the musquash.
    this “blanket from home” my mather’s made)))
    my grandma’s briefcase (50th years)
    and shoes (80th)

  69. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    OH! This photo and this woman have a timeless, beguiling Renoir-esque quality. All the more charming to know she is an artiste. LOVE this elegant ensemble, the colors, and will attempt to emulate it tomorrow!

  70. Flo

    October 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    it seems you are discovering a very chic moscow. Did you expect it?

  71. Amy

    October 30, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    love it! seems to me that individually many of these pieces (including the wall/archway!) would be a little passe but all together paint an amazing portrait.
    (I want the tights)

  72. Colleen

    October 30, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    This really speaks to me.

    I love how the colors in the setting complement her look. Then there is the look itself:

    Great Tights
    Super structured bag
    The shawl
    Her hair


  73. AfricaLive

    October 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    This is the loveliest photo. wow!

    Your blog is so cool…but why not take some trips down ‘south’ for fashion inspiration? This year, I’ve gained a lot from seeing fashion-forward people in Johannesburg, Rio and Accra. At least South and East Asia should be an obvious trip– so long as you’re in Moscow!

  74. La Clocharde

    October 30, 2008 at 6:40 pm


    I love the colour of her tights and her bag so much!!

  75. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 6:41 pm


  76. www.todoestilo.net

    October 30, 2008 at 6:43 pm


  77. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    GORGEOUS. i love how the tights bring out the bluish-grey hues in the fur. and her briefcase is adorable

  78. Tom

    October 30, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    It looks cold (in all the Moscow photos, not just this one.)

    I like the way that these photos bring out a side of Russia that is reserved for people who actually think about what they are wearing. I am sure that in finding these subject there would have been a huge amount of exposure to the trashier side of young modern Russian society.

  79. raring

    October 30, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    That look couldn’t have been better! It’s like, all in one, strike and SCOOOOOORE! :D

  80. leticia

    October 30, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    great style!

  81. Anonymous

    October 31, 2008 at 2:49 am

    that little case is magical!

  82. Anonymous

    October 31, 2008 at 3:16 am

    the eyes.

  83. smilla

    October 31, 2008 at 3:40 am

    something hinting at Grimms fairytales about her – a chic little matchgirl who just found her way out of the dark lonely forest…wonder what is in her little black case?

  84. Anonymous

    October 31, 2008 at 4:44 am

    such a moscow look ^_^ i really love it.

  85. Izzy

    October 31, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Looks like the heroine in a Russian fairytale!

  86. Anonymous

    October 31, 2008 at 5:42 am

    commenting from behind what was once the iron courtain, I have to say, this coat (color+fabric) has a certain “socialist” touch… but nevertheless I love this! so much harmony in those soft colors. and the girl’s so sweet.
    lovely pic, as always.

  87. kfromz

    October 31, 2008 at 6:36 am

    i’m freezing just looking at this picture.

  88. Caitlin

    October 31, 2008 at 10:20 am

    i love the colors that you have found in Moscow, albeit a little drab but they work great together with the light and back drop.

  89. aviewaskew

    October 31, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    her eyes drawn you into this shot..the colors mute the impact.
    she is innocently sexy…the colors speak for themselves.
    stunning…sart–u rock!

  90. Pavlin

    November 1, 2008 at 7:45 am

    She is very Russian, moreover she is very Moscowish (if I may put it this way).
    Forget glazy-faux-glamorous girls. They are longing for this, they’ve never seen good clothes until after-nineties.
    You can never understand. You never lived in USSR.

    But this is true city-style of old classic Moscow.

    Bravo for catching it. You do have an eye for this, I should say.

  91. ...love Maegan

    November 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    little red riding hood.

  92. Carolina Lange

    November 1, 2008 at 5:14 pm


  93. Anonymous

    November 1, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    I like the way u frame her in the archway. nice composition.

  94. Anonymous

    November 2, 2008 at 1:21 am

    love it love it love it. if there was a winter season in my place, i would definitely wear this outfit. this is exactly how I want to look like. pretty! :)

  95. mimma

    November 3, 2008 at 11:48 am

    the bag is very pretty: chic, minimal and black similar to Grace Kelly’s one in REar Window,isn’t it?

  96. Anonymous

    November 3, 2008 at 11:53 am

    the bag is very pretty: chic, minimal and black similar to Grace Kelly’s one in Rear Window, isn’t it?

  97. cassaundra

    November 4, 2008 at 1:41 am

    very minimal, indeed.
    love the navy tights.

  98. lepetitdoodler

    November 5, 2008 at 3:46 am

    those tights! would like to see her artwork. and by “artwork,” i am referring to her sculptures. though her ensemble is a work of art as well!

  99. Polina

    November 5, 2008 at 6:50 am

    I made not only sculptures, but also I am engaged which than in the fashion industry – I draw on clothes and accessories))) also I do ornaments and interior subjects

    (I work over registration of the my blog, I wish to place photos in it )
    I wished to take to be photographed with myself a bag with my drawing on it, but it bright green and did not approach on style to all my clothes, therefore I took a small black small suitcase :)

  100. candy

    November 6, 2008 at 12:40 am

    cute, the fringe.

  101. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Hot HOT HOT! The square bag does it. Straight out of a storybook.

  102. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    beautiful girl, wonderful proportion, cute expression, i love the image she’s portraying.

  103. Gille

    November 13, 2008 at 10:14 am

    i’m in LOVE with Polina. she’s awesome!

  104. JPF

    September 18, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Love that style – more women should wear the hair straight open

  105. Name*

    May 24, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Background colours frame her look perfectly ( sky blue and golden wall paint ).

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