1. V

    July 10, 2008 at 4:18 am

    wow! pink ruffle skirt, doc martens and that attitude makes it a wonderful combo :)

  2. Jess

    July 10, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Smoking at med school?

    Must be French.

  3. felix

    July 10, 2008 at 4:39 am

    You should try to visit new towns, Paris isn’t the only fashion place in France. The Med School of Marseille is rather nice too…

  4. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 4:51 am

    she is beautiful. i love the textures of the shirt and skirt. the skirt -especially- seems fun with the beading and the one loose thread hanging. i know most people won’t like the combat boots but they so nicely balance the very feminine top half. thank you sart.

  5. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Felix, did you miss the series of photos from HYERES? They were posted end of April and almost all garnered over a hundred comments. So, if by chance you did miss it, just click on April 2008 and you will see how the Sartorialist captured the fashion scene in another French city. Enjoy!

  6. Diana

    July 10, 2008 at 6:11 am

    What can be nicer, than put on a pair of Docs on a hot lovely sunny day?
    To take them off at the end…

  7. Luiza

    July 10, 2008 at 6:27 am

    So Nineties! Lovely.

  8. Catherine

    July 10, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Love it!! Great outfit and great picture. I love the combat boots with frilly skirt look.

  9. I Want Today, I Want Tomorrow

    July 10, 2008 at 8:02 am

    I like this too. She looks comfortable, yet fashionable. Plus, she’s drinking Orangina and smoking a cigarette. Not that’s hot.

  10. Jorge

    July 10, 2008 at 8:06 am

    I love this look and the subject; could this also be one of your best non-fashionista pictures? I like that she balanced feminine clothes with the combat boots and the aviators. Great shot! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  11. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 8:24 am

    love the texture of the shirt! anyone know anything about it?

  12. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Thrilling tension between the feminine skirt and the tough boots!

  13. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Pigeon-toed and she’s not even standing up!

  14. The Domina

    July 10, 2008 at 9:36 am

    I love the dichotomy here between the light weight skirt and the docs…her attitude in the photo totally sells the look.

  15. gigi

    July 10, 2008 at 9:43 am

    To Anon 4:57:

    You’re right, the photos from Hyeres were absolutely fantastic…alas, Felix is spot-on: Sart should explore new places more often…Hyeres is only one example in a sea of Paris, Paris, Paris.

  16. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Not crazy about it. It’s as though the boots are too heavy for the delicate top. They weigh her down in a way that does not balance.

  17. Erin G

    July 10, 2008 at 9:59 am

    I guess I don’t see what’s so fashion-forward about this look. It looks pretty basic to me–what thousands of girls have worn before, a skirt and combat boots. Although it does make me think that my own closet might be slightly more interesting than I thought, if outfits like this can make it on here.

  18. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 10:02 am

    orangina!!! yummi

  19. Plum

    July 10, 2008 at 10:14 am

    What’s up? Running out of ideas?
    This doesn’t garner a second look.

  20. Jessica

    July 10, 2008 at 10:30 am

    love this… i’ve been missing this kind of more relaxed shot of a non-fashion person!

  21. V

    July 10, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Finally an outfit that could be worn in real life! Love the t-shirt: simple but perfect fit!

  22. anne

    July 10, 2008 at 11:01 am

    I like the combo of punk + girly, but otherwise, I’m not sure what exactly the allure is of this ensemble… it’s a little bit boring, at least for the sartorialist. Her attitude rocks but the style in this photo is a little predictable.

  23. The Sartorialist

    July 10, 2008 at 11:10 am

    erin G

    did you look at the textures of what she is wearing?

    the mixing of her leather(?)top and frilly/girly skirt is so cool.

  24. K.B.

    July 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    It’s been so hot lately, that this girl looks exactly like I feel.

    This is definitely a look for the very young, those still in school. An interesting mix of textures, and the pink with black that was so popular in the 50′s works here, too. Heavy boots with the girly skirt are too much of a cliche, though. Imagine this with strappy sandals and without the cigarette.

  25. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    A non-fashionista!? As refreshing as Orangina.

  26. Marchel

    July 10, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    I love the skirt/boot combination. It takes a special girl to wear boyish combat boots and still look femenine and sweet. The pink skirt helps, though, I believe.

  27. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Where did you get that picture of me circa 1989?

  28. lis

    July 10, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    her top is leather?? holy toledo! i love it! and i think it looks adorable with her skirt…

    however, my A-type personality is dying for a pair of scissors to cut that damn string. i can’t help it. i don’t mind unfinished edges, but i hate long, hanging strings. especially, one. super. long. string. argh!

  29. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Can we say Seattle, ca 1993? She does look comfy, though… And I have to admit, the aviators do flatter her face better than most.

  30. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    If i NEVER see another smoker on these pages it will be too soon.

    That skirt is FABULOUS. The Doc Martens, not so much…

  31. suzanne nelson

    July 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    you need to enlarge this photo to really appreciate the subtleties of her outfit. for me it’s the pink nail polish that adds that special something. beautifully observed, sart – as always.

  32. Gabriela

    July 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    I think the outfit is very interesting here, but I don’t like the pose, the cigarette, the drink, the background, those boots… Too messy, grungy… Not a fan…

  33. Sharifa

    July 10, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Her attitude makes the outfit and the photograph.

  34. Diana

    July 10, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    orangina.. MMM>

  35. llene

    July 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    She makes an almost “foo-foo” skirt look so badass! I love it!

  36. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    this photo makes me laugh. she doesn’t care.

  37. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    This does absolutely nothing for me. She looks disheveled and seriously sloppy. Perhaps I just don’t get it. Perhaps the beauty and ingeniousness of her look is best perceived in person. I suppose there is meant to be a juxtaposition of tender and tough, glam and grunge. Then again if the observer must expend such energy to “interpret” the message, perhaps the message isn’t being executed as well as it could.

  38. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I wasn’t impressed with this combo at first glance. But then I looked closer and noticed her beaded bracelets and fuchsia nails. Ah ha! She’s a split personality – ballerina/punk princess.

  39. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    I dunno. Comments here are saying that this is old news, but maybe, by now, this grunge look can be said to be classic.

    I love black t-shirts that have something different and interesting happening about them. I wish I could make out exactly what this one’s made of and what’s happening at the neckline.

  40. Laurenn

    July 11, 2008 at 12:30 am

    People object to the “cliche”-ness of her sweet skirt and combat boots, saying that it’s unoriginal and overdone. On the other hand, a skirt and sandals could be seen as just as overdone. I say at least she rocks it!

  41. ACP.

    July 11, 2008 at 5:12 am

    If I may add something to the “explore new places” thing, people shot in Hyeres were Parisian people just gone south, not people actually from Hyeres… That changes a lot!

    Anyway, I love her style!

  42. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 6:17 am

    I think any photograph you take will come out brilliantly, however, this outfit just does not do it! Average Jane with hot feet.

  43. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 7:16 am

    This shot is a great example of what I try to tell all my friends: beware of black shoes (regardless whether it’s a pair of boots like these Doc Martens or any other sort of footwear) on naked skin unless you are really tanned. Otherwise the contrast of colour is too hard, at least in my humble opinion.

  44. Alexis

    July 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

    i love your taste in style because you don’t decide if an outfit is considered “fashionable” based on strict criteria. fashion is supposed to be imaginative and free.

    love her docs and the pink skirt – it seems like it would be too much of a contradictory combo, but it’s actually quite well-put together.

  45. pretty kitty publishing

    July 12, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    We have sweet utility here. Glad to see that comfortable shoes are being worn and that they contrast nicely with the femininity of the details on the skirt and shirt. The accessories are tres chic, as well.

  46. Anonymous

    July 13, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Oh, those naughty French, smoking at medical school! I imagine her saying, “I choose a shorter life that is filled with pleasure,” [said with careless one-shouldered shrug]. I am way, way, way anti-smoking (heart disease also destroys the lives of everyone who loved the smoker) but the insouciant coolness of that photo almost makes me forgive the media for making smoking cool. Almost. -victoria

  47. zose

    July 13, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    It is amusing that so many are quick to judge a non-fashionista on smoking, yet when there are images of the tall, skinny and well-heeled/labeled, smoking is acceptable.

    I think it is a great image of a normal human, looking comfortable.

  48. flyboy

    July 14, 2008 at 12:30 am

    it’s interesting to see all the reactions for this photo, guess that’s what makes this shot so interesting… really stands out from all the photos with nice postures, fashionable dressing…

  49. Mia Nagtegaal

    July 15, 2008 at 11:23 am

    When I grow up can I be her?
    That is sooo awsome.

  50. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I love this picture for many reasons: the careless attitude that is not normally characteristic of a med school student, the aviator sunglasses which I never leave my house without, the orangina… the list goes on. Get over the cigarette people!!! take the log out of your eye before you search for the needle in others….. plus its France!!!!!!!

  51. Anonymous

    July 19, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I think this kind of free mixtie style is always work,especially in Paris,btw,the girl is wearing Ann Demeulemeester combat boots,not Doc Mar.

  52. Magpie Stars

    July 20, 2008 at 11:29 am

    oh i just love it

  53. icelebrateyou

    August 25, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I think what Sart captured in the photo is the lovely air about her. The stare, the cigarette at med school, the orangina and the boots are lovely accompaniments also.

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