132 comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 8:54 am

    I’m sorry, but I don’t know who she is. Can anyone tell me?
    She looks amazing, indeed very quiet chic.

  2. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 16, 2008 at 8:57 am

    There are several constants- the Ray Ban Aviators (I can’t believe I paid full-price for mine, I never do that!) in classic black; the leather clutch bag, which seems to be YSL, also in classic black; and last and most importantly: basic, classic, well constructed clothes in black or navy. I think the only non-classic item are the shorts in the middle picture- the silhouette is so of-the-season that she may have to retire them, and ain’t it the truth most of us are looking for the slimmest hips we can show, which does not always happen with these pants! Interesting how she is wearing light shoes in the first picture- when your clothes do not distract, you can have that one item that pops! I wouldn’t try this but I think she pulls it off. What’s her job? Jorge from W Palm Beach

  3. The Sartorialist

    July 16, 2008 at 8:58 am

    For Anon 8:54am
    Who she is really isn’t that important but what she potentially inspires can be

  4. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 9:04 am

    She is very beautiful and has great style too.
    Nothing is truly new anymore, but some things are done much better than others and she has done very well with a simple, lovely look.

    Sart,
    Only the middle image seems to load well??

  5. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I think “quiet chic” is a very good way of putting it!

    And I just have to say, that little kiddo in the first shot makes me think of a tiny Amelie Poulain :D

  6. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 9:14 am

    She looks like Eva Green!

  7. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Yes, I am having problems loading the images from the most recent posts – this one and the one previous.

  8. The Sartorialist

    July 16, 2008 at 9:26 am

    yes
    I think blogger is having a little problem today

    try reloading the page

    it works mostly fine for me on safari but i have had to go to another site then come back and it loads correctly

  9. Liz

    July 16, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I think that nothing exudes more style than being understated and classic at the same time. She doesn’t need to have her clothes scream “look at me” but we do anyways.

  10. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 9:45 am

    quite simply chic.

  11. Jessica

    July 16, 2008 at 9:47 am

    “quiet chic” sums it up perfectly. i’m all for interesting, new, directional – that can be very inspiring. but i think classic sophistication is more appealing, at least for me personally, than pushing the boundaries of fashion. darcy knows what works for her looks simultaneously timeless and current!

  12. emily

    July 16, 2008 at 9:52 am

    blogger is making me sad today! but this finally loaded and i love it!

  13. Anje

    July 16, 2008 at 9:55 am

    When I look at the pictures I enjoy the professionality of the photographer; I enjoy the “joy de vivre” of the people in the picture; then I enjoy the clothes. The combination is always enjoyable. Often I get inspiration to make adjustments and changes to my own wardbrobe. Sometimes I find the comments far too critical. Why not just enjoy and if you want to, apply some of the ideas.

  14. Anthea

    July 16, 2008 at 9:59 am

    I think simplicity works well for her. She looks amazing in the middle image :) Loved your article in Madame Figaro Congrats!

  15. Susanna

    July 16, 2008 at 10:01 am

    I love the combination of the tank and shrug in the last photo!

    Where can I find a sweater like that?

  16. carrot

    July 16, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Sart, I totally agree. This woman looks simple, refined, and sophisticated. You do not have to be sporting those dreadful gladiator shoes or a maxi dress to look fashion forward. This is the look I’d aspire to. Would love to see more like her.

  17. Pippa

    July 16, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Her appeal is that her style seems effortless. Beautiful.

  18. Dan

    July 16, 2008 at 10:06 am

    She seems to quietly, innately have it down. Photo two is especially lovely, casual and elegant at once. I don’t think she’ll have to retire those shorts soon.

  19. Iheartfashion

    July 16, 2008 at 10:09 am

    She looks great! Classic, elegant, understated…the dark colors and minimal jewelry are perfect. LOVE the trousers in the last photo!

  20. j'taimee

    July 16, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I think it is her attitude of confidence that is so inspirational – very elegantly so.

  21. Marcie

    July 16, 2008 at 10:16 am

    I completely agree with you. You don’t have to look “new” to look great – and she really does look great :-)

  22. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 10:23 am

    True style is personal,confident, consistent and beautiful. This woman has it.

  23. Aurora0815

    July 16, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Quiet Chic is a good way to describe it. But to me it speaks even more. It’s elegant and classic and the simplicity of how she wears something as simple as a black dress or black pants, make the look ultramodern. To me, there is no one that catches my attention walking down the street like someone dressed stunningly simple.

  24. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 10:34 am

    i like her style, she looks great in every picture – but it’s a bit on the black side of everything….! well, but if you look that classic and great, nothing wrong with always going for black (or dark) outfits.

    anyone please notice the extremely cool kid with the great dress and the silver gladiator sandals?!! awesome!

  25. g

    July 16, 2008 at 10:42 am

    great. this is exactly why I love your blog; you show people who simply have a great sense of style without being trendy. too many fashion blogs (and streets) are filled with hipsters trying too hard, believing that they’ll look good if they wear the right stuff. obiously, having the ‘right’ items doesn’t help if you lack inner sense of style. i think! and i suppose you agree!

  26. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 10:48 am

    i think you’re right. its quiet chic. seemingly effortless, elegant and so on. and im fond of her use of aviators as well.

  27. shoe-addict-mom

    July 16, 2008 at 10:59 am

    simple, chic, comfy but still STUNNING!

  28. spring flowers

    July 16, 2008 at 10:59 am

    the little girl is adorable!

  29. Erin

    July 16, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Great simple look!! I can never seem to pull these off. I always wonder if these woman spend at lot of time deciding on these looks or if they come to them naturally. My husband can do these simple put together looks. Closet full of great shirts, great pants all same cut and same style that looks good on his body type, in different colors a few great suits and jackets and the result many great things to mix and match, but in all honesty I think it is easier for men no offense.

  30. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 11:03 am

    the little girl is just cute

  31. TYSON

    July 16, 2008 at 11:04 am

    trends come in and fit the moment but turn gross rather quickly. classics stay true, and “classic” forever.

  32. milkieroad

    July 16, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I think she really looks like Eva Green.

  33. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 11:12 am

    I love these pictures and absolutely adore her style. It’s exactly what I aspire to – quiet chic.

    And how adorable is the little girl in the dress and gold sandals? Thank heavens for little girls.

  34. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 11:17 am

    these pictures are worth reloading the page a zillion times to be able to see them.
    i was so impatient and they didn’t let me down when they finally appeared!
    thanks again scott!

  35. kadria

    July 16, 2008 at 11:21 am

    quiet chic is right. all black with key accessories seems to be how she achieves that, but it’s also about the way she carries herself and attitude.
    well captured.

  36. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

    It’s my kind of style! Love the “quiet chic” looks.

    W

  37. Carolina Lange

    July 16, 2008 at 11:26 am

    She is very chic and she does in a simple and natural way!
    Love her elegant looks!

  38. The Domina

    July 16, 2008 at 11:28 am

    I love her style, the second picture is that a shirtdress or shorts? She looks very cool and casual in a classic way. The third picture, those pants, only a very certain type of woman could pull off looking like you have larger hips than you actually do!

  39. Cheryl

    July 16, 2008 at 11:28 am

    I think I just strive to look classic, simple and elegant which I think she looks completely.

  40. veronique

    July 16, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I so totally, completely agree with you, on that one.
    (Does that mean you’re gonna publish my comments again? Oh, relax, just kidding).

  41. hansaxel

    July 16, 2008 at 11:32 am

    People who comment about the looks u pick, telling they are not “directional” defintely don’t understand the brilliance of your blog…
    What is directional in your blog is how you don’t really care about fashion, how you just think of how people can look their best, letting aside the trends…
    Fashion mags have taught us (or triend to teach us) for decades that trends is what matters most, that trends make us beautiful…
    Some blogs (but yours with more talent) have told us the opposite: forget about trends, think when you dress, ure not a piece of art, ur look doesn’t need to be directional, it needs to make u stand out as an individual… and an attractive one at best!
    Congratulations for your blog! I’m a faithful follower…

  42. Tea Lady

    July 16, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I love these looks. The blue dress in the top picture is beautiful! And I especially love the teaming of the black shoes/black slacks and black v-neck shirt in the last photo. Ordinary items the lady has made look very chic. Items we all probably have in our closet. This inspires me.

  43. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 11:41 am

    she does look lovely – but i bet she sometimes thinks ‘i’m so understated and quiet chic… wish i could get into something less serious!’.
    i think even when we’ve found our style, we look at other people who have a very different one and question…. well i do anyway!

  44. starbahks

    July 16, 2008 at 11:47 am

    hear hear. :)

  45. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 11:49 am

    the slits in the sleeves in the third outfit are absolutely stunning and take this outfit from wallflower directly to understated chic…a distinction that straddles a fine line indeed.

    the waistband on those pants too. wow. it really is all in the details.

  46. Jacqueline

    July 16, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I really like Darcy’s style. It’s comfortably efforless. She looks lovely.

  47. K.B.

    July 16, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I like the half-pint in the little blue sun dress. She at least looks like she’s enjoying herself!

    The black mini looks good, though the fabric seems a bit stiff. The pants in the third picture, too, seem stiff about the waist. The details on the shirt are interesting.

  48. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    very well put. we don’t live the life of a marketing campaign, so rarely do our clothes have to be “directional” as you put it. she looks beautiful in her quiet elegance.

  49. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    A beautiful sense of entitlement. True chic! I love it.

  50. Coryn

    July 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Very chic yet subtle. I like her aviator glasses–she pulls them off very well.

  51. Coryn

    July 16, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Very chic yet subtle. I like her aviator glasses–she pulls them off very well.

  52. Casey

    July 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I adore this woman’s look. Are there more photos of her elsewhere on the blog?

  53. Ashley

    July 16, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I love her look; this is something I have been trying to achieve within my own style.

    And I looove the budding fashionista in the first photo! Gladiator sandals on a little girl? Adorable. If only my mom dressed me this nicely… instead of the pink polyester track suits of the ’80s… (oh the horror!)

  54. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    new isn’t always better. some of the girls who i most admire fashion-wise are the ones who wear jeans & a t-shirt, with a few accessories that make them look very comfortable within themselves. i think that’s the point of personal fashion, anyway – to make yourself comfortable both in what you’re wearing and how what you’re wearing presents yourself to others.

  55. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    oh my gosh that little girl’s gladiator sandals are so adorable!!

  56. william

    July 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I completely agree with you. Leave it to the designers to be directional and the consumer to make it their own.

  57. whyioughtta

    July 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Count me in on that “quiet chic” preference. Especially after just having had a baby, I find this kind of classic look makes life easier without leaving you feeling frumpy.

  58. J.

    July 16, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I absolutely adore her style. It fits my fashion philosophy perfectly–clothing ought to be stylish and timeless and if it is comfortable as well, you get a gold star.

  59. Priscilla Brossi Gutierre

    July 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Her looks are adorable!

  60. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I want to disagree with you given that everyone agrees with you; however your praise is merited.

    I’m guilty. I love the photos that cause a stir. The 100-plus comments that follow are always the ones worth reading.

  61. little black cat

    July 16, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    The style that spoke to me first was the little girl in the first pic – totally age-appropriate, very stylish and definitely cute!
    You see so many small children (especially here in England) dressed badly, in inappropriate and overcomplicated attire; it’s so nice to see that it is possible to dress children well.

  62. lis

    July 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I absolutely agree. Calm, cool and collected – isn’t that from an old deoderant commercial? Anyway, that is what she exudes and what I’ve always strived for.

    By the way, when I saw the first shot, I was hoping that Darcy was the little girl. How cute are those gladiator sandals???

  63. Maeva

    July 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    You are absolutely right. She’s totally amazingly chic and she onws something out of reality. Loves.

  64. B Nos Aires

    July 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    i agree with you when you said that its not really important to look new or directional cause she’s fabulous in those outfits! that’s the way i kinda dress myself to have dinner or in cold mornings.

    love your blog! take care!

  65. jimin

    July 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    i am a mother of two and her look is perfect for moms. look comfortable, not overdone yet stylish. i would love to dress like her everyday.

  66. suzanne nelson

    July 16, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    For me, william 12:40 says it all and Sart you illustrate it perfectly. i love your expression ‘quiet chic’, that in itself is inspirational. Darcy is elegant, sophisticated and above all knows herself. A very thought provoking post. Thank you.

  67. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Anyone have an idea on where to find the second outfit? I absolutely love it!

  68. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Heh. I wouldn’t even know what “directional” means, in the context of fashion. :)

  69. MyraMyra

    July 16, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    She’s eternally classic, less is definitely more chic.

  70. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    When you know who you are and are comfortable with yourself, it usually shows in how you dress. This lets the clothes bring out the best in you, instead of overshadowing you. Great second picture!

  71. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Darcy is a fashion editor at French Vogue.

  72. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    she is the cutest little girl i have ever seen in photo. i’m transfixed by her worriless expression.

  73. Jonathan Ziegler

    July 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Your comments on this one are spot on. What I like about this series is that Darcy looks like she is confident in her choice. I think that’s what really makes personal style.

  74. 1234

    July 16, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    agreed with the whole ‘new and directional’ thing. style doesnt always have to be new and directional. open minds please!

  75. Illerafac

    July 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I love how even the little girl is trendy in her little gladiators.

  76. jana

    July 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I agree with you completely, but I also think those looks that are typically considered “new” completely lack in any direction. They’re just circular and short lived. Chic, minimal looks like hers are something belonging to a much richer, lasting tradition.

  77. Claire

    July 16, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Hmm she looks simple a bit boring to me, sorry. I know the whole point is that she is doing ‘classic chic’ but something’s just not there for me. I like the sleeves on the first dress but its overall cut does nothing for me, and I don’t think the bag goes at all, or the shoes, though they are beautiful in their own right. The shirt-short-suit is fine, but nothing special, and the last picture is the most interesting but it looks like nothing quite fits her perfectly enough, something just looks frumpy about it.

    Seems like I am just missing the point or something though, everyone else is d’accord!

  78. AnastasiaC

    July 16, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    i love this ‘quiet’ chic…you’ve described it well…its a look i strive for each and every day and think Darcy is just beautiful!!

  79. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    The little girl is the most interesting thing about these photos.

  80. Wearit.com

    July 16, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    What I think is most important is that she HAS a sense of style that she is comfortable with and sticks to it. It’s refreshing because it’s not what you see in stores, but I’m ok with that.

  81. Gerri Ward

    July 16, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Such subtle elegance! Tres Chic.
    I luv your blog.

  82. V

    July 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I’m not a fan of total black in daylight, but that’s just personal taste and she looks remarkably well indeed.

    The blue dress is fantastic, great great cut!

    And she has my utmost respect for her black shirt in the second pic. To me, black shirts are always a bit tricky: they must have a great cut and a great fabric, otherwise they can just make a whole look “cheap”.
    But this one, with the corean-style
    neck and those sleeves, is perfect.

  83. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    love the short black dress. casual but chic.

  84. ellastica

    July 16, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    is that also Anastasia Barbieri of Paris Vogue?

    how about photographing the editors of Vogue Italia sometime? besides the usual Sozzani, Piaggi, though i love them both.

    that just would be an interesting contrast to the usual Paris Vogue types.

  85. sparrow

    July 16, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    you make a good point, scott. not every outfit needs to blow passersby out of the water, or totally revolutionize the way we think about fashion. sometimes we just need to stay warm, stay cool, stay comfortable or (let’s face it) blend in. one can do all these things with basic clothing, stylishly. Those who allow themselves to shine through what they wear, no matter what they wear, possess genuine style.

  86. -h of candid cool

    July 16, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    quiet chic, i like that term.

    i think its true. being “directional” is not “everyday” life. i think her style can be inspirational to many women because the items she wears are versatile pieces with timeless accessories.

  87. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Quiet chic.
    Don´t we all agree it´s a winner.
    But I guess it takes (a lot of) guts to dress that way nowadays-when everybody is screaming for attention.
    Well no guts no glory.

  88. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 1:05 am

    The style in the photos is only a small deviation from what one might call “ordinary”, but it is, indeed, more than that. It is the combination of very nice, well-taylored basics. I adore the black pieces, in the second and third picture in particular. They are simple, well-cut, with a little edge. Just right.

    I agree, this is perfect styling. Not over-dressing. I would bet, that all pieces are in best quality. Probably, this is the way, men tend to dress: finding an interesting take within a pretty rigid, well-defined set of simple cuts. It moves emphasis to tayloring, and small details (like the pleats of the dress, or the cutouts in the jumper, or the waistband of the trousers). Something like composing a fuge, rather than a romantic symphony ;)

  89. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 2:08 am

    I love that effortless look and the little girl in the top photo is just too cute with her baby gladiator sandals!!

  90. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Agree. Love her quiet chic. She carries a mysterious mood that simply draws you into her. Nothing is sexier than a mysterious woman who seem grounded and certain.

  91. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 3:23 am

    she looks very very fierce
    some1 not to play punk with

  92. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 3:28 am

    those PANTS! must… have….

  93. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    July 17, 2008 at 3:34 am

    I love her “quiet chic” style.

    She is wearing the clothes not the other way around.

  94. Line

    July 17, 2008 at 6:24 am

    Why are kids so cute and black dresses so cool? Don’t know -they just are;)

  95. exurban escape

    July 17, 2008 at 6:37 am

    I’m chiming in as well to say that this kind of style is fantastic. After I started working in the field my college studies are in, I realized pretty quickly that I needed to start wearing simple, classic basics.

    There are two good reasons to dress like this: it makes you look respectable and professional but cute, and it *definitely* helps you live on a budget!

    Thanks, Sartorialist, for highlighting this kind of practical and achievable style. It’s very inspiring.

  96. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 6:57 am

    my favorite part about darcy is that her style and beauty is effortless. it’s the way she carries herself that makes her look spectacular.

    and i just have to say, those are the cutest gladiator sandals on the little girl!

  97. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 8:22 am

    The little girl’s outfit is PERFECT! A simple, timeless dress in a beautiful color matched with of-the-moment (and possible classic-of-the-future) sandals. I am going to have to do some editing in my daughter’s closet…

  98. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 8:44 am

    what an awesome shot – eva green and (a young) maria shriver go strolling with a miniature audrey tautou! :) and they all are super stylish. fantastic!!

  99. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Elegant and chic. Perhaps in the third picture her pants seems too large. My favorite picture its the middle one!

  100. Anna

    July 17, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I do so agree that your outfit does not have to be “new” or progressive in order to be chic or stylish. Most people that are considered icons, are people who have found a style that suits them, and stuck to that. I would love to have her sense of style. It looks effortless and comfortable, and she will never look wrong in any context or surrounding, night or day.

  101. Gates

    July 17, 2008 at 9:44 am

    No doubt. Nothings more silly than “new and directional”; thats pretty much the last thing I wanna look like and I venture to say that goes for most.

  102. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 9:46 am

    The little girl’s outfit is adorable and although fashionable, still appropriate for a child. Perfect. I wish I could find my daughter simple, pretty dresses like that. I find Darcy’s clothes chic but dull. A flash of red or sky blue or something unexpected would help.

  103. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 11:20 am

    That little girl is absolutely precious. i can only hope that when i have a daughter she will be that cute. I love the clothes, too. I dont see anything wrong with wearing all black, though i personally might need a little color.

  104. SpanishGent

    July 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    What a wonderfully classy and chic woman!!!! True timeless style!!!! Bravo!!!!

  105. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    no natural elegance…! if you compare the photos with those of parisian women dressed in black(below). She looks like an ordinary american woman who thinks that black color is the only elegant one.

  106. miss sophie

    July 17, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    i’m a big fan of the little girl’s gladiator sandals! :D she has a quiet chic all her own.

  107. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Actually, the thing I like about your site is that you’re not picking people because they’re “fashion forward and directional” (that makes me giggle– sounds like someone on project runaway or something) but because they possess PERSONAL style.

  108. Genny

    July 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I don’t know. I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s dull. Fashion is about looking put together, yes. But it’s also about expressing oneself. And all I could get from this is ” I don’t want to try new things”

  109. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I have to say that this website has become extremely close minded when it comes to fashion. Before it was pleasure to come and look at the pictures, when more everyday people were being photographed. Now there is this kind of elitist group that seem to be photographed over and over again. I think that Scott has taken what began as a past-time and taken it to serious. I dont like the fact that he now expresses what is chic and what is isnt, how you should wear this or that. Just take the photograph and let us have our own opinion.

  110. Niki

    July 17, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    How adorable is that little girl in her gladiators? Tres chic for her age. :]

  111. MayKay

    July 17, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I enjoy these shots of Darcy very much, especially as hers is the style I aspire to.But, please, how is one to achieve anything similar with a shortish & curvy body of 1,65/60!? Must one always be photomodel slim and tall to look this great?

  112. Jessica

    July 17, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    That little girl is beautiful.

  113. strikeapose

    July 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Quiet chic is the best kind :)

  114. vavavinny

    July 17, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    The middle shot is excellent. Darcy looks very streamlined and, consequently, is the epitome of chic. I love the black skirt and button down worn with the oh so cool Ray Bans. Minimalism at its best.

  115. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 2:56 am

    I love the first photo of the women with the little girl, and that is exactly how little girls should look in the summer time. And I love the white shoes on all three women, they’re all beautiful. The pearly mary-janes and baby gladiators, and skinny simple sandals. Just lovely summery feelings.

  116. michelina

    July 18, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Love it. I prefer this over some of the other trendy looks b/c it is something I personally identify with, something one can be comfortable in. I believe in wearing fashion that one is comfortable in– no, no not pajamas. I mean a style that reflects who you are and is flattering. This woman is so beautifully poised. She knows this is her, she looks great, and she can go on with her day quietly chic (as you say).

    I am more average sized, not tall and slim, and I know what looks good on me. Clothes that accentuate the waist, elongate the legs. These are the things I love. And classic looks suit me, and my personality.

    Lovely work! If I have one request it is to please feature more “classic” looks with contemporary flare; also, I agree with all those who have requested more average framed women.

    xx

  117. LordGQ

    July 18, 2008 at 10:07 am

    She looks beautiful!
    especialy on picture 2!

    Awesome look!

  118. Alice Olive

    July 18, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Wow, black can be so elegant. That last shot is wonderful. Simple, elegant, feminine. What more do you want?

  119. Catherine

    July 18, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I love her look. I think these are my favorite of your photos of women. The secret is wearing what looks best on her. This is very instructive and inspirational.

  120. boxgirl

    July 19, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    polished, put together, proportion, material, color, and that little detail is the running theme in the pictures.

    yes, you could define style as that. walking down the street, you’d see many of these folks and instantly they’d pop out as chic.

    that said, what i’m really interested is in the story of person. who are they? where are they from? what do they do? what turns them on/ what turns them off. what have they been through and where do they aspire to go?
    it’s amazing how much information you can decipher from someone’s exterior.

    you’re most successful when you change up the narrative. keep us guessing, keep us intrigued, and keep the debate of ‘style’ alive.

  121. pretty kitty publishing

    July 19, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    These looks allow her confidence to shine.

    Can someone please explain “new” and “directional” in the fashion context for me, please? I love learning new terms as they pertain to style.

  122. Diable

    July 20, 2008 at 3:56 am

    I completely agree. ‘Directional’ is a word that does not necesarily fits chic. A woman like her is lovable. The chic she lives is something not all can understand, something as delicate and refined as a the sweet scent of flowers or the taste of tea.

    Man: I´m your fan # 1 in México!!!

  123. Project Ecoart

    July 21, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    You must be doing something right – 123 comments!!!!

    Whatever you say, you are right on :)

  124. Vix

    July 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    You know what I’d love to see? Some variation. The clothes are amazing obviously but all of the women look exactly the same. Everyone is tall and skinny. How about some photos of women who are normal and are chic? Or does that not exist? How about some short women with great legs?

  125. sag57

    July 22, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    note the little girl wearing gladiators haha waaay to cute

  126. MissB

    July 24, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I’m going to bill this lady for the Ray-Ban aviators she made me buy…

  127. divasoul

    July 24, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Oh this is fantastic. Most of us would see these things in a store and not get them because they didn’t make a statement. She exudes “statement”. Wow.

  128. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Anastasias daughter looks so sweet and will become like her mom a great beauty and very nice person..

    she reminds me so much of alli mc graw, lovestory

  129. ina

    July 25, 2008 at 8:44 am

    She definitely looks like Eva Green. And the second photo looks like a film still – the heroine, distant from the crowd, her mind elsewhere…

    I like the sense of worldliness and – again that word – ease in that photo, and just because it does not come from the “it” clothes it is no less real.

  130. Francesco

    August 8, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Darcy Backlar, she’s a stylist from Vogue Hommes International . . .
    Always classy and chic.
    As I love calling her
    Darcy B.

  131. Anonymous

    August 18, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    How tall do you think Anastasia is?
    Did you notice that she had an editorial in the latest i-D, Ava, her daughter, appeared in one photo too.

  132. lauren

    November 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    love her hair. so simple… chic

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