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October 17, 2008 at 10:17 am
October 17, 2008 at 10:21 am
funny I almost only like the two outfits in chorus.it’s as though there can’t be one without the other.
Hadley Gets Crafty
October 17, 2008 at 10:31 am
This arrangement of shapes and colors is very popular here in Chicago. I’m just glad that tights are now readily available in fun colors. Not much beats having hot pink legs!
I’ve never liked that cool weather seemed to force many into drab colors. Every once in a while one of those shots of color feel so good when it’s -30 F.
The Life and Times of a Southern Foody
October 17, 2008 at 10:33 am
I love that they are not afraid
vivid color is the new black!
October 17, 2008 at 10:37 am
Yes, the 3 or 4 bright colors go *really* well together. Yay for friends who coordinate their outfits either intentionally or not!
October 17, 2008 at 10:44 am
Their hair paired with the outfits are adorable. I like the granny boots on the right and it seems like they shouldn’t work, but I still like it together. Hmm..
October 17, 2008 at 10:45 am
The Women Times
October 17, 2008 at 10:47 am
Love Louise’s jacket.
October 17, 2008 at 10:48 am
Five colours – of which 3 flashy – are a bit too much on a single adult person… they certainly catch the eye, but there is no elegance in the outfit…
October 17, 2008 at 10:56 am
I guess Louise really is a muse. She is here and everwhere else all the time. She has her own blog too called Miss Pandora.
What does she do for a living?
October 17, 2008 at 10:57 am
i really like the one with the yellow mustard skirt
October 17, 2008 at 10:58 am
Its quite something when you’re outfit is meant to go not with your shoes, but with your friends!
October 17, 2008 at 11:08 am
way to make that american apparel skirt look elegant. bravo!
Little Bertinial District
louise ebel! i adore her!
October 17, 2008 at 11:10 am
October 17, 2008 at 11:36 am
both of them are fine, the left one better from a chromatic point of view. the right one would be amazing without those pink tights.
October 17, 2008 at 11:43 am
I have magenta tights just like the girl on the right. I’ve also noticed the mixing of multiple jewel tones from different color families lately as an underlying trend for younger adults.
October 17, 2008 at 11:58 am
yeah that jacket is bitchin.
October 17, 2008 at 12:00 pm
These girls are a study in contrasts. Everything from the placement of the color, to the choice of shoe to the hairstyles … even the body language is so different. The woman in yellow looks like she’d lead her freind astray. She’s a bad girl, in a good way.
October 17, 2008 at 12:13 pm
I definitely agree that the outfits complement each other, but alone are probably quite forgettable. Great photo nonetheless!
October 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm
The girl on the left I can handle but the girl on the right as said already does look sloppy. Wonder what ´s the message that she is trying to send us with her outfit.
October 17, 2008 at 12:24 pm
Wonderful mix of colors!!!!!
October 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm
they look as sweet as bright coloured candy!
Hapsical London Fashion Blog
October 17, 2008 at 12:27 pm
They look great together
October 17, 2008 at 12:38 pm
It’s Louise!!Apparently everyone loves taking her pic
October 17, 2008 at 12:39 pm
i like the outfit on the left.
the proportinos work well, and it would almost be too fussy (with the jacket, belt shoes, and big bag) but since its in black i think it works. and i love the color of the skirt.
however, on the right, the only redeeming quality is the pop of color.
October 17, 2008 at 12:41 pm
I like this a lot. I love the colors, the hair, and the glasses. One thing I noticed is that there are always a lot of people smoking in your photos. I know lots of people point that out, but I finally realized why there are so many. They’re the ones using their break to smoke a cig, therefore they’re just standing there, and nothing’s better for someone that takes pictures on the street, than an unsuspecting “victim” just standing there enjoying a smoke. Right Sart?
October 17, 2008 at 12:51 pm
I love this because normally I can look at a shot and have a fairly good idea whether it was taken in, say, New York or Paris, but this could easily be girls here in Portland, OR where I live. I suppose hipster is an international language. Love the outfits, and that such a colorful pair is framed against an almost canvas-like building.
October 17, 2008 at 1:02 pm
I’m not seeing anything different – but maybe that’s because I’m a college student at George Washington and pretty much everyone dresses exactly like that…
we wear things
October 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm
oooh it’s louise!! lovely!
October 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm
The allegory of the 80s. Yeeahhh! The era of bright colors and daring fashion is making a comeback!
October 17, 2008 at 2:10 pm
This is sassy AND I LIKE IT.
i’m not crazy about either outfit (especially the one on the right) but: i love the colours on the right; i love individual elements of the one on the left – the shoes, the jacket, her hair and her glasses (she’s adorable) is it just me or does the fur collar on her beautiful jacket make her look like she’s got bad posture though? she appears to be hunching her shoulders slightly in a way that affects the coy, fragile feminine pose often seen in the pigeon-toed stance a lot of young women seem to choose to present themselves in photos.
October 17, 2008 at 2:26 pm
The photograph itself is very nice, but the 2 woman are not so impressive. I think the outfits look so trendy and similar that there is a severe lack of personal expression in each. It is in subjects that have a unique, trend-less idea of fit, color, textures…etc… that I think makes something stylish or inspirational.
October 17, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Louise always looks amazing! Every Sart and Garance photograph of her is inspiring. And that shade of pink stockings on her friend is absolutely halal.
October 17, 2008 at 2:43 pm
Thats why Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons….tights, scarfs, warm jackets, furry accessories (fake or real) …And luckily there are some people that bring brightness into this (grey) time of the year…As for the ‘sloppy’ comments ; they are young, so they are forgiven ;-)
Mercé y Bea
October 17, 2008 at 3:20 pm
love this look!
My Greatest Intervention
October 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm
the dynamic duo
October 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm
Hey, the one on the left, you’ve photographed her before!
October 17, 2008 at 3:57 pm
PANDORA! The Beauty in the Mustard Yellow skirt, has her own blog. I think she looks confident in her personal style. I am a fan of her blog, she puts alot of work into it. I even added a link to her blog from my own blog.
October 17, 2008 at 4:46 pm
They look cute together in a photograph and I love the colour and confidence, but on the street I wouldn’t take note of their ensembles. They look like typical hipster students.
October 17, 2008 at 5:10 pm
Yay to jewel tones…LOVE em!!
October 17, 2008 at 5:54 pm
Here’s your fashion ticket. That’ll be $100 fine. No appeals.
October 17, 2008 at 6:10 pm
this picture is about the colors and the way they work/don’t work together and that is precisely why i love it.
October 17, 2008 at 6:16 pm
the glasses strike me more than the colors.
October 17, 2008 at 6:42 pm
I really doubt that those glasses serve a function relating to any kind of vision problem. The glasses thing is annoying; it is just a device hipsters use to make themselves appear unique and interesting, which is problematic since I cannot go a day walking through Toronto without seeing a handful of girls trying way too hard to look cute and coy. Soon people are going to be wearing fake braces and we will be expected to find this endearing.
October 17, 2008 at 6:43 pm
I think the look on the left is absolutely PERFECT, and although I love the second outfit as well, I could do without the purple bag
October 17, 2008 at 7:50 pm
for Anon 6:42what a stupid comment!
I guess you dont believe in your own words enough to put your name behind it
You dont know her but I do and I know for sure that she needs those glassses.
October 17, 2008 at 7:57 pm
I actually like the outfit on the left (is that Louise?), I’m sometimes weary of pairing a strong yellow with black in case I look like a bumble bee, but she makes it look fierce :) I love the belt!
October 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm
the woman on the left is fresh to death, that jacket is vicious
October 17, 2008 at 8:37 pm
im wearing that exact AA mustard yellow skirt right now!! albeit styled very differently as today was another sweltering southern california day of “fall”
wish the weather was cold enough to wear it like louise :(
guess ill just have to move to paris!
October 17, 2008 at 9:07 pm
bothhaveperfectshoes.the shoes are what make their look work.
and maybe they don’t look flawless, but really, does anyone? it’s the ability to turn imperfections into part of the look which makes an outfit unique and memorable. i think both of them look very cute, especially together!
October 17, 2008 at 9:14 pm
I love the girl in the black/mustard’s ensemble, but more than anything I love her legwear.
What a great way to pare down the punk of those shoes and all the black with a pair of textured gray wool tights!
I wish I could see the front of Jeweltoned’s outfit, the sleeves on that cardigan and the shape of that dress look really interesting from this side.
October 17, 2008 at 9:40 pm
I have the same glasses as the girl on the left (I think) and I wear them because I need them. And I’m not a hipster. Agreed, sorry, ignorant comment from Anon.
October 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm
Love the splash of color! :D
October 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm
Re Anon comment 6:42. I am a wearer of large glasses that are prescription and so I agree with Anon 6:42 to an extent (although I find the pseudo-pretentious tone of his/her presumption annoying) about the wearing of non-prescription glasses because they are ‘trendy’. In fact, in my opinion, wearing non-prescription glasses because they are trendy doesn’t make you trendy, or a hipster at all. It just makes you fad-wary (and weary).
I failed to notice anyone in Paris recently wearing ‘fake’ glasses (one month later, when I was in NYC, that was another story) and anyone from anywhere, even Toronto, should know that Parisians just do it better. She could get away with murder, quite stylishly. They’re both perfect/awesome/fabulous.
October 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm
I've commented about louise on other blogs & I never tire of praising her – her glasses, her style, her presence project something really beautiful & I can see why everyone wants to photograph her. I am very surprised to see this many critical comments about her here. I still remember the other pictures of her that have appeared on this blog & the one that appeared at the danziger projects exhibit – the girl stands out & you remember her.
October 17, 2008 at 10:23 pm
john benjamin pritchett
October 17, 2008 at 10:24 pm
So great on drab day-love the colors and both ensembles. Two different looks from the same basic style. Viva color!
October 17, 2008 at 11:08 pm
Love the vivid colours, but I am getting to be like my mother: stand up straight, girls!
October 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm
Though they may look as in disarray, I enjoy the casual up-do and blocks of color.
Yes, it looks a little bit on the cheap side. But come on it’s personal style – working with what you have and rocking it out!
These ladies look great.
October 17, 2008 at 11:58 pm
I’m a fan of Louise.
Funny how all of the negative remarks are anonymous. Cowards.
October 18, 2008 at 1:04 am
Love those colors! The yellow skirt is fab!
As for Anon 6:42; I would say; vision problem or not, it is a way for those people to show off their style and it serves as another piece of accessory.
As for those braces you’ve mentioned; Sorry to burst your bubble but people ARE in fact doing those stuff! Esp in Bangkok, Thailand where it serves as an indication of your financial status
October 18, 2008 at 1:15 am
This photograph is what is going on here; the lines, the oscillating contrast, the focal point blending in with the depth of field… simply unreal. This is a product of day in day out dedication to your passion. Bravo!
October 18, 2008 at 3:15 am
i absolutely n totally LOVE the silhouettes!!! and the the bing-bang-boom pop colors..are totally yummiiee!:):)this is so a look i would love to carry!a tad shabby .but its the whole look the whole pop-ish thing !! in a totally different style n silhouette this time
October 18, 2008 at 3:21 am
This is a fresh-air picture ! Funnily enough, it almost looks like a Benetton ad to me, with all the bright colours and the girly hair and the big bags (as if they were their moms’ !)
October 18, 2008 at 3:23 am
Too. Many. Colours.
They hurt my eyes.
But I like almost everything else you publish. Promise. :)
October 18, 2008 at 3:46 am
October 18, 2008 at 4:21 am
Pink and brown is a colour combination I wouldn’t ordinarily put together, but think it looks great here! Also, I think that eveyone should own at least one Am. Ap. skirt.
October 18, 2008 at 6:10 am
I think the jewel tone colors look great, but I don’t think I could pull that off. Not my style.
October 18, 2008 at 6:28 am
I love that yellow skirt!
October 18, 2008 at 7:08 am
LUSH! I love it!
October 18, 2008 at 7:12 am
I love this photo because it reminds me of how me and my friends dress (I am an 18 year old girl). It might be labelled ‘hipster’ or ‘sloppy’ but it’s an expression of identity (both group and personal) and I can relate, especially to how their style complements each other. I don’t have the money to dress how many of the people on your amazing blog does Sart, but I love having fun with clothes and colour.
October 18, 2008 at 10:05 am
it looks sloppy to me but I do love fun color in the cooler months.
October 18, 2008 at 10:39 am
Colors! So much fun!I bet these girls are just as fun as their pretty colors :)
October 18, 2008 at 11:01 am
I don’t mind the brown boots on the right; nice.
October 18, 2008 at 12:10 pm
Yay jewel tones! I’d wear both outfits in an instant. I especially love the one on the right.
October 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm
only if the green cardigan was form fitted…
October 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm
gee colors really do brighten one’s day! they look geeky cute :) especially love the left girl’s mustard skirt, wayfarers+plaits.
October 18, 2008 at 3:51 pm
They remind me of The Odd Couple. Felix in the black with the snap of saffron and Oscar who looks, well, like a basket of laundry – clothes you might wash together but perhaps not actually wear together.
October 18, 2008 at 3:57 pm
You go, Sart! Might I add, even if she didn’t need the glasses, they look awesome on her so who cares? One could argue that we do not need half of the things we put on our bodies daily, but is that really relevant? More importantly I’d like to know if these two knew exactly how cool they’d look standing together, or if they didn’t even notice at all…since it’s Paris, I am of course assuming the latter.
October 18, 2008 at 4:21 pm
lovely. the shoes&tights are the best part.
October 18, 2008 at 4:51 pm
The hair in this photo is great.
October 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm
I somehow don’t disagree with the comment on the glasses-sorry. When you were bullied at school for wearing massive specs (“welcome to the dollhouse” is a good illustration) you tend to wear contacts and occasionally glasses. I get annoyed when being ask if my glasses are “for real”?! Anyway. she might need them and she does look great.
October 18, 2008 at 5:17 pm
I saw this on Louise’s site earlier. Beautiful photo. It’s good to see some colour!
October 18, 2008 at 8:32 pm
I like the outfit on the left – I think it's pulled together yet hip. Unfortunately, I think that the girl on the right just looks messy – nothing really seems to fit that well & as far as I'm concerned, fit is the key to it all.
October 18, 2008 at 10:15 pm
all the 20somethings are dressing like this right now so there’s really no creativity involved here.
October 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm
I appreciate the colors, but neither outfit works for me because of the skirts. I just find them sloppy and unattractive.That said, I think the girl on the left looks much better than the other one.
October 18, 2008 at 10:57 pm
October 19, 2008 at 12:31 am
This comment is not specifically in regards to the photo, but about the subject of glasses.
I have to agree with who ever it was that said the glasses thing is annoying. I love fashion but there is something contrived a bit about glasses, no? Sure they are cute, but when people wear them without prescription it’s a bit… trying.
By the way, to call a fellow reader’s comment stupid is stupid in itself.
October 19, 2008 at 2:50 am
With the two girls together and in the context of a photograph, I see elements of young, fun, hipster style. As a practical outfit though, I think these looks are a bit over the top. The fur collar and the three belts… The hot pink leggings, green cardigan and the purple bag… Too much I think.
October 19, 2008 at 10:02 am
I’ve seen the girl in the left on face hunter. Love her hair color.
October 19, 2008 at 11:59 am
Miss Pandora looks lovely in those colours…
October 19, 2008 at 12:01 pm
October 19, 2008 at 12:28 pm
Love the pink tights, the purple bag and the yellow skirt!
October 19, 2008 at 1:26 pm
They both look lovely. I love how Louise only picked 2 colours – black & yellow- it makes the skirt really stand out!
October 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm
åh vad fina de var!
Remove before flight
October 19, 2008 at 5:24 pm
Like Benetton “All the colours of the world” :)
October 19, 2008 at 5:35 pm
Bursting with such spunky rainbow affect… I actually love everything about this photo!
October 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm
As a young person, I think this is brilliant! The jewel tones are a lovely representation of their youth. Both girls have a fun vibe, which wouldn’t be the same if they had been in bland neutrals.
October 19, 2008 at 6:16 pm
Wow, great blog you have. Love the shots of al those “real” people in their fashionable outfits.
October 19, 2008 at 10:07 pm
I don’t know how Louise’s look could be called sloppy or student-ish. Way too well put together, and there’s no way you could navigate campus in heels that high.
Anon 6:42, fake braces are huge in Thailand, usually in really bright colours. Check out the covers of any of the teen magazines. They look adorable, and it’s just an accessory, like a belt or bracelet.
October 20, 2008 at 12:32 am
one of my favorites!
October 20, 2008 at 12:33 am
I LOVE that colour combination! (L)Teal + Purple + Magenta + Tan Yellow = AWESOME.
October 20, 2008 at 12:55 am
I’ve been noticing a trend here – you do love legs, don’t you?
This is good, mind you, it means you take lots of pictures of the sort of clothes I like to wear.
October 20, 2008 at 1:06 am
the tights are amazing-love them.
October 20, 2008 at 4:42 am
how right jay-cat to say that you could play with colours if you do not have that much money to dress.
I teach in an art school and all my students dress like that! some more interestingly so than others. they are just youngsters having fun and being who they are, i wouldn’t want to be a party pooper to give them a fine for not being elegant? classy? unique? whatever…
October 20, 2008 at 5:03 am
does anyone know the the make of the shoes on the left?
October 20, 2008 at 8:25 am
girls with style!!! that’s what I want see….thanks!
October 20, 2008 at 9:03 am
Who are these girls?
I don’t think that this look is anything unique or special but that’s not to say that they don’t look good. In regards to someone calling the fake glasses ‘trying’, what about wearing a belt when one doesn’t need one to hold pants up? fashion isn’t about necessity.
October 20, 2008 at 10:24 am
Cute and happy looking. I’m inspired.
October 20, 2008 at 10:48 am
love those heels and grey tights!
October 20, 2008 at 12:27 pm
The girl on the right has undeservedly received too many negative comments. The color combination she pulls of is brilliant and shows a color sensibility that not everyone possesses. The slouchy cardigan and her posture also work to create an interesting silhouette. + I really like the combination of pink with worn brown leather.
Margaret E. Perry
October 20, 2008 at 12:45 pm
i LOVE it.
October 20, 2008 at 1:08 pm
I don’t think the ‘mustard yellow/charcoal grey’ combo will ever get old for me, especially when incorporated into such a gorgeous and cosy-looking ensemble as the girl on the left sports. I think I’m also in love with the fur collar, and brass buttons on the sleeves.
The girl on the right’s outfit is a bit too much of a colour mishmash for my personal taste, but she pulls it off nicely. Also, her scruffy topknot is cute.
October 20, 2008 at 1:14 pm
The girl on the left looks so much like Coco. If you told me it was her I would believe you haha.
October 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm
I think the shoes on the left are replicas of the Dior Extreme gladiators (SATC movie ones), maybe from Asos or Topshop, i don’t know.Someone asked what does Louise do for a living: she is an art student and a DJ (exciting, right?).
October 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm
As representations of what is really popular in terms of youth dressing (all over the world apparently) they are an interesting duo. Each girl has taken the so-called ‘hipster’ uniform look and made it her own (for better or worse).In my opinion, Louise (on the left)looks stylish and fascinating as usual, her friend (on the right) is not quite as interesting or put together. One has taken the look, made it her own and really developed it into something very sophisticated using inexpensive elements. The other has taken a similar look, similar elements but doesn’t have quite the same finesse with her whole look. But what is the most striking to me about this photograph is how well done it is as a visual composition, how lovely the jewel colors are together and how they stand out against the neutral backdrop. It is also so cool that it could be almost anywhere in the world. I love that you are taking a picture of a look that is so popular and common these days and elevating it with your photography. It is also refreshing to have accessible youth fashion represented next to all the ‘editor chic.’
October 20, 2008 at 7:18 pm
Hmm..not sure! Girl on the left looks like she´s overdone it a bit while the other one looks more casual and comfortable. Love the glasses though and I do celebrate colours…
October 20, 2008 at 10:16 pm
I’m in love of the colors. and it’s absolutely perfect pairing a cold day to wrap up in such great colors as done so well.
October 21, 2008 at 9:20 am
I think they both look absolutely great. The one on the left is a look I wish I could pull off, and the one on the right looks so at ease and comfortable.
I just got two pairs of jewel toned tights, and I’m very pumped– even more inspired by these ladies.
October 21, 2008 at 10:10 am
Ooh, I just love the way they dress<3 They have the courage to be different. You don't see girls like that in Finland :((
October 22, 2008 at 12:39 am
web tastemakers!! thats a segmented hipster category. ugh i hate the world hipster.
October 22, 2008 at 12:46 am
has that girl on the left already been featured three or so times???i always notice links between her outfits…
October 22, 2008 at 9:24 am
Louise ! Nice to meet her here. I just took her this week, she s so amazing with a very original style.
October 22, 2008 at 3:09 pm
i think both of them are adorable! It’s nice to see some color and pop in the midst of Fall. I love love love the yellow and black outfit on the left. Very cute.
October 23, 2008 at 4:53 am
I can´t find the orignal message from anon 6:42 but would like to add a comment re the glasses. They look great and does it really matter if they are needed or not – it´s fashion we are talking about. Glasses are a great accessory and they are placed right in the face which means you can enhance your look and personal style greatly with a cool frame. Glasses have become more fashion then ever the last couple of years and the number of people wearing them only for fashion purposes have increased massively. Check out my blog if you don´t believe me – glasögonormen means four eyes or “specs snake” in swedish:-)
October 23, 2008 at 6:07 am
That’s not Sloppy at all! That’s perfect nonchalance.
October 24, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Fantastic, i’m loving the fuschia tights
October 26, 2008 at 12:50 pm
Love it! silly glasses! shoes! all those colors united! just like me when I am happy! thanks for this picture Sartorialist!
October 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm
why is pandora everywhere?
October 30, 2008 at 1:53 am
I have the same shade of pink tights, and I love them. These are fun outfits.
October 30, 2008 at 6:42 pm
i knwo this is nothing about their style, but what happened to their posture !!!! it ran away obviously
October 30, 2008 at 11:43 pm
no thanks, i dont really like it.
November 2, 2008 at 8:29 pm
I see these girls at least twice a day. I think I see why you took the picture, though. They seem to work together.
Isobel Saoirse Dylan
November 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm
You can describe this photo in three words; Colorful, happy and cute!
November 6, 2008 at 3:35 pm
The gal on the left is like a cartoon character. Short at the top… long at the bottom.
November 7, 2008 at 7:25 pm
The girl on the left I feel was on here last spring, possibly in the same outfit, definitely same glasses.
November 8, 2008 at 4:57 pm
yes, that is Louisa
September 6, 2009 at 12:13 am
I don't think that all the intense colors the woman on the right is wearing work here at all. it would have worked a bit better if she just left it at the pink leggings and used more muted colors elsewhere.
The one on the left has it much more together, in my opinion.
December 8, 2009 at 5:16 pm
Ah, don't be afraid of colour. Thanks for reminding us. I actually prefer the kingfisher to the bee. Life is so monochrome sometimes so why not liven it up??
June 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Love the grey shoes and the colors.
August 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm
I want them to switch shoes, but all in all, love this look. Fashion should be quirky, fun and personal.
August 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm
nice! like a puzzle piece fitted together :)
September 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm
Oh I love Jules from London comment! The kingfisher and the bee. Yes indeed. They both look great in their own way. In fact they are obviously dressed somewhat alike, but each one makes the look so much her own, that it actually enhances their personality and originality. Both very lovely women in their own way and in their own skin.
February 21, 2012 at 6:55 am
Beautiful blog and great photos!!!
September 21, 2012 at 6:04 am
L O V E L Y!