84 comments

  1. c h a n t e l l e

    September 25, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Such an odd mix of twenties and grunge yet it somehow works!

  2. Ediot

    September 25, 2008 at 5:08 am

    cute! such an interesting cute face

  3. Nels Nelson

    September 25, 2008 at 6:02 am

    She almost appears to be part of the architecture. Planners create space for moments like this! Well captured.

  4. myseadrive

    September 25, 2008 at 6:22 am

    sweater and pose makes this completely adorable. a great location for the shot too.

  5. suzanne nelson

    September 25, 2008 at 6:25 am

    I admire this young lady’s eye for detail – the way her necklace pics up on her knitted cloche , the ruby red lipstick and the arrangment of her fringe (bangs). Love her skirt, in fact love her whole unique look.

  6. P.

    September 25, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Not only are her clothes lovely, but the yellow setting really contrasts with her own colours beautifully. Loverly, Sart! : )

  7. La Condesa

    September 25, 2008 at 6:35 am

    The girl looks good no doubt, but what is really outstanding here is the composition of the picture
    Congratulations!

  8. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 6:42 am

    she is lovely. she has such a nice face.

  9. Alysha

    September 25, 2008 at 7:22 am

    she looks cute and real sweet :)

  10. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 25, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Whenever you post someone like this, I always imagine they must be the little people behind the runway that make the magic happen. It looks like she deconstructed the sweater herself, I like how we can see the inside of the construction- it is not just a rip, it is even on both sides. The colors she picked pretty much mimic your man at Prada, below. My favorite piece in this outfit are the punk heels, it looks like she has gotten her money out of them: I always love a well-worn pair of high quality shoes. Jorge from W Palm Beach.

  11. Regina

    September 25, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Look at those colours!

  12. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 8:33 am

    lovely picture!

  13. Stacy

    September 25, 2008 at 8:34 am

    i stole my husband’s grey cardigan and have wore it almost everyday for two weeks straight now!

    needless to say – i’m picking up what she’s laying down.

  14. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 8:38 am

    to me, the background seemed to upstaged her.

    Even though she looks intriguing, the level of curiosity of her surrounding surpasses her just slightly. the geometric shapes, the color, the confusion on where this was taken.

    I understand mrsartorialist had the best intention to use this background for the subject at hand, the model, but I can’t change the fact that the flight of stairs and the 4 story building jump at me more.

  15. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 8:47 am

    how cute is she? well put together!love the heavy shoe.

  16. abby

    September 25, 2008 at 8:58 am

    I love the cardigan with the metallic skirt….her feisty red lips add to the overall quirky mystery. beautiful coloring.

  17. jessica

    September 25, 2008 at 9:31 am

    oh gosh… i love her face, it’s so beautiful…
    but there’s something about the proportions here that don’t flatter her. i think the cardigan overwhelms her.
    but i love all of the textures and colors…

  18. theo

    September 25, 2008 at 9:38 am

    ah, this is wonderful. wedges seem to have buckles or something – attitude of boots with class of heels or so i think.

  19. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 9:38 am

    those boots again!! where are they from???

  20. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 9:40 am

    This combination of textures is divine.

  21. Shani

    September 25, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Great outfit

  22. Moi

    September 25, 2008 at 9:49 am

    How to work at the factory and still have style . . . great photo.

  23. Michelle

    September 25, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I’m 100% sure she’s an artist – either a designer or a painter or something like that :))) I love the skirt and the make-up!

  24. meredith

    September 25, 2008 at 11:18 am

    LOVE*
    The shape, the colors, the beautifully framed photo: KUDOS.

  25. cami falc√£o

    September 25, 2008 at 11:32 am

    i like everything about this look, specially her red lips
    awesome pic, congrats

  26. S

    September 25, 2008 at 11:45 am

    beautifully executed outfit, gorgeous shot. The yellow is just WOW.

  27. slothrop

    September 25, 2008 at 11:51 am

    i’m in love, she’s beautiful.

  28. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I love the way she uses contrasts: the delicate necklace vs the chunky shoes, and the shape/texture of the sweater vs the skirt (which I really love). And this is one of the best ways to wear red lipstick: with somber colors and natural eye makeup.

  29. cassaundra

    September 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    i agree, odd mix, but her hair is darling.

  30. Catherine

    September 25, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Love it! If I were 20 years younger, I would steal this look!

  31. Lynnae

    September 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I love her!!! Where can I get her shoes? I love her!!!

  32. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    VALERIA!!!! *0*

  33. La Clocharde

    September 25, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    She looks like a modern and super cute pixie!

  34. fashion blah blah

    September 25, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    her name’s Valeria and she studied fashion business at the Marangoni school i think…she’s a great sense of style.

  35. The Storialist

    September 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    The yellow building behind her is stunning…I love how all the lines in this photo reinforce that she is the center of the image.

    She is so quirky and cute.

  36. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    perfect!!!

  37. Eugene Kim

    September 25, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    i met her in tokyo during new years! dang woulda shoulda coulda got her email address…

  38. Carrie

    September 25, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Love the yellow background and her accent red lipstick. She is adorable!

  39. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    LOVE!!

  40. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Clearly an individual who owns her look and wears it well.

  41. LILIX

    September 25, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    One word: WOW!

    She is adorable!

  42. Iheartfashion

    September 25, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Great photo!
    I love the crocheted hat/headband and the webby necklace over her black tee.

  43. john benjamin pritchett

    September 25, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    This is such a perfect photograph. Not only is the background and lighting great but the subject did a wonderful job styling the outfit. Great boots! If you ever need help in Milan, Sat my man, let me know…

  44. Nathan

    September 25, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    the yellow building in the background really makes this shot. i know this isn’t a photo blog (per se), but if you put this same woman in front of a brown-brick wall, she’d be just *ok*. in this environment though, she seems to be popping off the screen. only change i might make is to reduce the depth of field by a small amount to make the shape of the background slightly less distinct. it’s the colors that really provide the pop, not the details of the shapes, imo.

  45. Jordan

    September 25, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Reminds me a bit of Amelie.

  46. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Where can I get a hat/headband like that?

  47. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    hellooooooo, jim sturgess

  48. elaine

    September 25, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    i just died
    the color in this is amazing.

  49. Katrina D.

    September 25, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    My Valeria!! We shared a summer of French in Paris last year. She is as charming as she looks and cooks the most delicious risotto. But didn’t she tell you about the fashion blog she used to co-curate?

    http://pradandmeatballs.blogspot.com/

  50. Czar Kastik

    September 25, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Beautiful picture; I love the use of perspective here.

  51. studiolo2

    September 25, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Those shoes are so cute. Someone please say what they are!

    Overall, the image put me off at first, mainly because of the baggy cardigan and the head gear. Then it grew on me. Perplexing in a good way.

  52. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    She couldn’t look more Marni if she tried.

    I envy all the northerners that appear on this blog in skirts and opaque tights and cute, quirky shoes and layered tops… It’s my favorite look ever and it’s NEVER appropriate in my part of FL. You people with your “four distinct seasons” nonsense! :c

  53. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 12:02 am

    I am in love with those boots.

  54. Starck Mad

    September 26, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Yet another gorgeous shot. For me, this look goes hand in hand with the best interior design. Similar tones and shades, with the differences being in the textures and surfaces.
    A look that gets your attention, without a loud print or color!

  55. Chris

    September 26, 2008 at 2:58 am

    Lovely, stylish, and charming. Love it!
    Beautiful picture…and those shoes!

    Please! Anyone? Who makes these lovely shoes??

  56. kfromz

    September 26, 2008 at 4:43 am

    that sweater is just too big.

  57. Miguel

    September 26, 2008 at 9:09 am

    So chick and yet so classy. I love it.

  58. Gagu

    September 26, 2008 at 10:37 am

    But the whole look is so messy!

  59. Colleen

    September 26, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    What a gorgeous shot!

  60. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    I love this look. By the way, the shoes are Seychelles’ Under Construction.

  61. The Runway Photographer

    September 27, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I love the lines and shapes in this shot.

    therunwayphotographer

  62. Mandy Mas Mas

    September 28, 2008 at 12:25 am

    her pose and look initially struck me as very child-like and a bit melancholic, almost naive. yet a greater inspection reveals great sophistication and love for details. love it.

  63. Mira

    September 28, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Crossbreed between Audrey Hepburn and Giulietta Massina – love her face and like her style;)

  64. karmapolice

    September 28, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    So very gamine… I love her face.
    I think the look is perfect.
    I’d wear it in an instant.
    The weight of her shoes balances the layering of her sweater, top, and skirt effortlessly.

    When people flawlessly compliment their surroundings, there is a moment of perfection in the world.

    Thank you so much for this photo!

  65. thistestament

    September 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    she looks gorgeous….what is she? 5 years old?? her face is childlike and sweet. loves it!!

  66. MJ

    September 28, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    beanie hat? check.
    lace up boots? check.
    a pretty goshdarn cool girl? check.
    :)

  67. sadia

    September 29, 2008 at 6:29 am

    she looks so naturally chic! i love her look!

  68. amelia-eve

    September 29, 2008 at 8:57 am

    The red lipstick really zings amid all the neutrals, and adds to the 1920s feel. A sweet waif.

  69. Nick J

    October 1, 2008 at 9:28 am

    This is definitely a favourite!
    x

  70. misshoax

    October 1, 2008 at 11:01 am

    of course, this girl would be at marni.

    she’s the marni girl. i wish i was a marni girl!

  71. ParsonsGirl

    October 1, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    **HER BOOTS (AS WELL AS THE ONE OF THE TEEN VOGUE EDITORS ARE FROM SEYCHELLES AND ONLY $59 AT CENTURY 21 FOR ALL YOU NEW YORKERS” THEY COME IN BLACK AND BROWN, I OWN THEM BOTH! THEY LOOK FAR MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THEY ACTUALLY ARE!**

    GREAT POSE, GREAT CONTAST BETWEEN HER CLOTHERS AND HER BACKGROUND, GREAT SHOT!

  72. Tahda

    October 1, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    yep. I’ve got them too ^ got them a year ago.

    they have pretty much sold out everywhere else.

  73. clareassiral

    October 1, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    the muted tones on the outfit looks awesome against the moody yellow background.

  74. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 12:11 am

    I agree that she’s dressed perfect for the surroundings. But what I really love is her meshy hat w/ her meshy necklace…and the silver fingernails are so key.

  75. Anonymous

    October 7, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    ironically, i found these amazing boots at Century 21 the day BEFORE this post went up and now i feel like a genius. best $59 i ever spent. i only wish i had purchased a second pair as backup…but sadly i imagine that they’re all gone since so many new yorkers do a daily sart check!

  76. maryse

    October 9, 2008 at 8:49 am

    this girl works grunge and still stays undeniably feminine. love it.

  77. Anonymous

    October 10, 2008 at 2:07 am

    she looks like a chanel girl on her day off, grunge meets indie

  78. THE HOUSE OF STYLE

    October 10, 2008 at 8:10 am

    She is doing grunge but in such a gamine way! Somehow her style looks so natural against her features.
    Love it.
    x
    Marian

  79. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:10 am

    isn’t she lovely? nice style :)

  80. Anonymous

    October 13, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Vale!! just lovely

  81. Randall

    October 14, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Doll !

  82. Rach

    October 17, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I have that exact necklace! A well meaning visiting Italian relative gave it to me years ago, and I’ve never really got any wear out of it (whilst simultaneously feeling guilty about not wearing it as it’s white gold). Design solution! Heart.

  83. Anonymous

    February 21, 2009 at 8:42 am

    I love everything about this shot ! especially her red lips gives her look something more.

  84. Anonymous

    August 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I love her. Whoever she is, she is so far beyond…. very smart, very mysterious, very "works" her look and yet a little unmindful of it. Every piece she has on is meant to have a reference and some people who don't think postmodernist might fall into the trap of taking everything for its connotation, as if she's being ironic, but the sharp mind sees her clothes for what they are sans their history. She's not costuming.

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