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May 30, 2008 at 3:30 am
May 30, 2008 at 3:44 am
It’s the bowtie.
May 30, 2008 at 3:53 am
wishing her bag was a block colour – red perhaps?but this is a very sunning and unique look.
May 30, 2008 at 4:02 am
Love the neo-mod hair.
May 30, 2008 at 4:13 am
Absolutely charming and edgy at the same time!
There’s a lot going on in her outfit but it’s all so cohesive at the same time – the stripes on her dress echoing the stripes on the socks peeking out of her perfect patent brogues, the hugeness of her bow tie keeping the tuxedo references playful. I also love her lavender-grey sunglasses and somber makeup!
May 30, 2008 at 4:27 am
The most interesting and individual looks this month. At least she doesn’t look like she raided zara.
John and Beatrice
May 30, 2008 at 4:49 am
Love the bag. Love the bowtie. This muse makes us very very proud here on the banks of the Thames.
May 30, 2008 at 4:53 am
Very stylish woman, but the only piece I like in this look is the dress. However she definitely has an eye for putting herself together.
May 30, 2008 at 4:55 am
I love it when monochrome is broken with a print, than a solid – to me it’s more graphic
May 30, 2008 at 5:10 am
great style.i also like how she is standing in the rectangle for taxis.
May 30, 2008 at 5:14 am
Oh I love this so much!
May 30, 2008 at 5:29 am
This is what I call criativity, for the young lady; and statement-chic, for the man. London still remains the focus of inspiration for all aesthetes. Lots of chic Sart. I wish I have the first photo.
May 30, 2008 at 5:31 am
sweet, but why Brooklyn ? you don’t think this could be an English look ?
(not that i think this elfin gothic style belongs to any nationality).
May 30, 2008 at 5:55 am
May 30, 2008 at 5:57 am
I LOVE HER!!!!!!!
She could work a plastic bag into an obvious show stopper!
May 30, 2008 at 6:01 am
something incredible! such a beautiful girl, having such unusual brilliant taste of fashion! not many people dress so intelligent here in Moscow, unfortunately.
May 30, 2008 at 6:05 am
Yes, the bag is a break, but the rest is brilliant!
May 30, 2008 at 6:07 am
the (below) ankle socks over opaque tights is a great touch but I agree the bag doesn’t totally work with the whole look – fantastic effort though and I love the composition of the photograph and the way she is stood in a taxi rank – very english indeed!
May 30, 2008 at 6:11 am
I love her look, I can never attain this level of stylishness.
May 30, 2008 at 6:22 am
Yesss!! I love London! Miss it sooo much!! It’s the only place where you could go around naked and nobody would give a…!
May 30, 2008 at 6:41 am
oh my god,this says PERFECTION!i’m not sure about the bag but i love how she chose every single detail.wow.
May 30, 2008 at 6:55 am
perhaps not my style but I like it, it’s personal and cool. I like it!
May 30, 2008 at 7:04 am
Inspiring ideas. I don’t really like this dress, but the outfit works well. She has a great face and a beautiful haircut and the shoes, the jacket and the bowtie (it’s the bowtie, like Nadine comments above) make this really interesting and gracious.
May 30, 2008 at 7:28 am
loving the bowtie & those shoes!!
May 30, 2008 at 7:45 am
A perfect example of London quirkiness. Cute with attitude. I love it. Makes me want to go into town and wander around watching people go by… Like the way you captured the taxi markings…
May 30, 2008 at 7:57 am
i love the interplay between the different patterns and shapes – perhaps a brighter/more block coloured bag would work better though
May 30, 2008 at 8:07 am
Stunning in an editorial way. In practice it looks a bit costumey.
May 30, 2008 at 8:15 am
This is just weird looking.
May 30, 2008 at 8:26 am
Absolutely fantastic! the details are awesome – the bowtie, the tights/shoes combo… her eye make up and hair cut too – so sharp. thank you beautiful girl for making an ex-Londoner in new york proud!
May 30, 2008 at 8:51 am
She is one of the reasons why london is the best city!I fell in L O V E!
May 30, 2008 at 8:52 am
Wow. I love that this is such a peronalised mix and based on black and white. I don’t want to deconstruct any of it because it works beautifully on her… (except to say I love her hair!!)
May 30, 2008 at 9:12 am
That bag almost ruins it. And I never liked that kind of shoes, they’re just not right for a girl. But the dress and the tuxido and the socks and the bow and the sunglasses are perfect!
I wonder where she found that amazing dress.
May 30, 2008 at 9:14 am
Well matched, humorous and a beautiful face. The spirit is London indeed. So good.
May 30, 2008 at 9:15 am
Cute, cute, cute!
May 30, 2008 at 9:22 am
Very very interesting look! So unique!
May 30, 2008 at 9:29 am
beautiful. Her entire look seems to reflect the 60′s era, but remains modern. love it
May 30, 2008 at 9:31 am
This looks like an outfit straight out of an editorial!
May 30, 2008 at 9:43 am
She looks amazing. I love monochromatic ensembles and this girl is a gifted practitioner. I wouldn’t criticize the bag; it’s like a beautiful face, if it’s too perfect it isn’t memorable – something a little “off” is better.
May 30, 2008 at 9:59 am
love the little sock detail.love it.
May 30, 2008 at 10:11 am
Good to see someone taking risks. Not a trend or a label here, just her own personal style.
May 30, 2008 at 10:38 am
a unique and individual style: i am in love
May 30, 2008 at 10:41 am
May 30, 2008 at 10:57 am
I love everything but the bag. This is the best example I’ve seen of the retro-80s look. It references the 80s (haircut, leggings, dress) without looking like a bad Madonna costume. Very cute. (In fact this is closer to how I dressed in the 80s than the Madonna look. . .I’m too old for it now, though!)
First, her haircut is wonderful. It perfectly frames her lovely face. I agree, the fact that the bag breaks up the look keeps it from being too precious. What a great eye!
May 30, 2008 at 11:06 am
I wish so much that her sunglasses and bag were not present in this photo.
May 30, 2008 at 11:09 am
What’s wrong with the bag?? I love it! Something in a block colour would have been far too matchy. But I think that’s London style all over – we’re not fans of anything that matches, we have to mess with it a little.
May 30, 2008 at 11:13 am
Striking!I LOVE her bowtie, haircut and winklepickers!Well done.
May 30, 2008 at 11:21 am
what a beauty…why am i seeing visions of Quadrophenia and clashes of mods vs rockers..TGIF
May 30, 2008 at 11:25 am
May 30, 2008 at 11:28 am
This makes me want to cut my hair short – she looks great!
May 30, 2008 at 11:37 am
This look is adorable, and the mixed prints are just great.Loved it!
May 30, 2008 at 11:38 am
With a face like that you can wear anything. And I love the hair.
stunning. love the socks and shoes.
May 30, 2008 at 11:40 am
Meet Mary Poppins of the 21st century. I love the flowery bag and the ankle socks and the hair! Could the hair cut work for blondes as well? Or grey?
May 30, 2008 at 11:42 am
English eccentric, I am loving the look.
May 30, 2008 at 11:45 am
What would have happened without the tie and with the neckline open? She has a nice swan’s neck. Sometimes mixing metaphors is exciting, but waiter-meets-school girl weighs down the look. That said…extra points for the lapel pins and patent leather footwear. A hard shot not to like.
May 30, 2008 at 11:48 am
Doesn’t anybody think its just a bit try hard..
May 30, 2008 at 11:57 am
I love this outfit. I disagree with those who commented that it looks very editorial. In London it’s SO not! I loved that about the place when I lived there. Just walking on the street you could see the most quirky and eclectic outfits being worn with perfect sang-froid by all kinds of people. They weren’t being showy or costumey – they were just ‘doing them’.Loves it!
May 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm
Literally took my breath away. Lovely mix of charm, whimsy, and edge.
May 30, 2008 at 12:05 pm
Gorgeous, a girl this gorgeous could make a potato sack look amazing.
May 30, 2008 at 12:43 pm
LOVE this look and would wear it all, except the bowtie. looks cute on her, but would look costume-y on me.
i want this dress! any idea where it’s from? i think i can copy it and make my own version but i want THIS one. and the shoes are brilliant, too!
May 30, 2008 at 1:12 pm
Love the dress and love the bag… She looks really put together… Love her look!
May 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm
May 30, 2008 at 1:30 pm
Nice dress, but I’d rather see it with a simple white T-shirt and black cardigan and an interested red bag. Too much going on in the outfit otherwise…whole bunch of different themes crashing into one other.
May 30, 2008 at 1:43 pm
Sorry not to have visited your site for some time. There has been nice pics,but at the moment I would like just to see some really wonderful pictures. Iget so depressed at the weird ones.
May 30, 2008 at 1:47 pm
looks as if it’s a magazine piece. too put together. too model like. sorry. don’t love it. the shot is great. should be an ad for the dress, positively.
May 30, 2008 at 2:06 pm
I really don’t like the shape of the dress. It is so unflattering when paired with that pattern. It might work better if the dress were a solid but eh, I don’t know, I just don’t like it all that much.
Pretty girl though, her haircut suits her so well..not an easy hairstyle to pull off!
May 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm
I really wanted to like this one, she is beautiful, but there are just enough things here that don’t fit together. I wish that dress had a bit better cut to it. For me it would be much more flattering of an outfit. Beautiful woman though.
May 30, 2008 at 2:11 pm
wow! one of my favorite looks yet, sart. i think i like it so much because i could absolutely never pull it off!
May 30, 2008 at 2:26 pm
am i the only one who loves her bag?? does anyone know where is from. i love how the street is captured in this photo … it really does show the urban london ambiance.
May 30, 2008 at 2:28 pm
So I am going to be the first naysayer am I. I just don’t find this look appealing. There is too much going on. It’s as if she was trying so hard to look perfectly stylish and unique that she put one to many things on. She could have benefited from Coco’s rule.
May 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm
I thought English eccentricity was dying,but this only confirms that the spirit of Lord Berners,the Marquis of Bath et alll,shall never die…the patent shoes are sublime,so her face …and the bowtie…Magnifique!
May 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm
I second the comment on the fabulous haircut. Completely modern . . . . completely feminine.
May 30, 2008 at 2:38 pm
The entire look works. Bag included. Oversized bowtie is lovely. Ditto pockets on dress.
May 30, 2008 at 2:51 pm
Was thinking about bow ties all day today when I was style hunting in London today, now I saw this picture……..AMAZING!!!!! The whole outfit really compliments each other.
May 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm
I love the dress, with it’s competing stripes and monochromatic palette. With colors it would be too much; without the stripes it would be too little. But here, perfect.
May 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm
holy crap that’s amazing!
everything i strive for in a look…seriously. whimsy, shape, color, layers, a little bit vintage, a little bit mod, a little bit boho, a little bit dandy.
its all about the bowtie and the shoes/sox!
May 30, 2008 at 3:37 pm
Just what I love: true eccentric style.
May 30, 2008 at 4:05 pm
Wow! She’s put everything together so well! I absoultley love how the dinner jacket and bow tie are such normally masuline things and yet her dress and tights are so feminine and they don’t look stupid together. I’m not sure how she pulls it off so well but she looks fab!
May 30, 2008 at 4:09 pm
WOW! That’s all I can say.
May 30, 2008 at 4:59 pm
yay for Americans being in London… I’ll be on the lookout
May 30, 2008 at 5:07 pm
Her look is so well orchestrated and so perfectly suited to her that I was truly shocked to read critiques in the comments (I know, I should have expected that from the discerning eyes of your readership!).
It’s altogether lovely and almost too good to be real. I’d love to know who she is, what she does. Is it her job to look so awesome?
May 30, 2008 at 5:16 pm
I love all the pieces, that dress is quite the departure from the trends. I wish each piece was allowed to shine on its own, together its a little costume-y.
May 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm
The colors in this outfit and picture are beautiful. They really tie each other together. Her pose and facial expression is tops also! But to the clothes: the patterning on the dress, the bow tie, and the socks are fabulously styled. I like the addition of the colorful bag to introduce a spirited break from the monochrome look. But the outfit is very playful that the blacks and greys do not look depressing in the slightest! Great picture, great style!
Kiss Kiss Beauty
May 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm
She’s brilliant. Her face and her hair totally, totally finish her look.
May 30, 2008 at 5:32 pm
Whoa cool. She almost wouldn’t look out of place in a photograph from some ultra-hip and somewhat seedy New York no-wave club in 1980.
May 30, 2008 at 7:16 pm
I want more thoughts from scott. I can find my own hot ladies, I’m here for a dialogue. spark it up!
May 30, 2008 at 7:27 pm
reminds me of a darker version of agyness. this is something i could totally see her wearing!
May 30, 2008 at 8:50 pm
I’m feeling the Ascot scene from My Fair Lady, there is something Edwardian or maybe it’s the Audrey Hepburn hair.
my little apartment
May 30, 2008 at 9:00 pm
ohmygod, she’s real?
May 30, 2008 at 9:17 pm
Interesting mix of masculine and feminine. She clearly thought through this look very thoroughly before leaving home.
Love that the dress has pockets!
May 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm
Wow, I’m almost speechless.That look is baaad. She looks like she’s wearing a dish towel. The bowtie looks Bozo the Clown goes to a funeral. The bag, dress, bowtie, tooooo much together. Just too much. However I do like the shoes, and dang she is wearing the heck out of that wonderfully short haircut – super cute, really.It looks like this look is getting lots of positive feedback, but I really must digress on this one.
May 30, 2008 at 10:11 pm
hey, its fay! i know her, she’s a sweetheart.
May 30, 2008 at 11:48 pm
I can see the artistry in this. But really I don’t know why anyone would want a girl this lovely to wear a bag? I really don’t understand the attraction of smocky dresses. I am tall but tiny and when I put these things on I feel breastless, hidden. This girl’s lovely face and haircut almost compensate, but still…someone explain to me the appeal of a raggedy-ann dress please?
May 31, 2008 at 12:33 am
Screw the bow tie.No, I’m lying. Smaller and less rigid. Then I’ll be completely happy. The outfit is pretty sweet either way.
May 31, 2008 at 12:38 am
this girl is from brooklyn originally, but my guess is she’s in london because she models. and she usually dresses a lot wilder than this.
May 31, 2008 at 1:50 am
that is sooooo amazing. i love it and i want to copy the look. haha!
May 31, 2008 at 2:58 am
She is utmost elegant – her style is in perfect balanced and rare.
May 31, 2008 at 6:32 am
I’m craving a dress with pockets right now.
May 31, 2008 at 7:19 am
I like it a lot <3
May 31, 2008 at 7:32 am
her looks like bimba bosé…. i just love the whole thing… but yeah maybe the bag wasn’t perfect at all!!!!
sart this is incredible!!!!!!!!
May 31, 2008 at 10:11 am
She looks beautifull in every way. That bag is the finishing touch.
May 31, 2008 at 11:42 am
interesting to read how everyone just loved this look.
tried to look at it from different angles but just couldn’t find anything intriguing about it.
May 31, 2008 at 12:39 pm
she’s simply stunning.
question: why do u only post up skinny people?
May 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm
i just keep coming back to this one. i love this. definitely one of my all time favourites on this blog.
May 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm
I can’t stop staring at this. It is perfection–the right amount of polish and whimsy. The bowtie is magic.
May 31, 2008 at 4:25 pm
Is she stylish or is she stylish?
May 31, 2008 at 5:19 pm
great shoes and socks!
May 31, 2008 at 6:17 pm
any more London pictures?
May 31, 2008 at 6:38 pm
I’m old enough to remember the days when London was the epicenter of style. Seeing this woman makes me think it may be again…
May 31, 2008 at 7:10 pm
for me the bimba bose comparison is accurate. they both have this distinctive carmen hernan spaniard style.
May 31, 2008 at 11:06 pm
i’m so jealous
you could only pull this off in Europe.
May 31, 2008 at 11:09 pm
Reminds me of one of those pierrot dolls.
May 31, 2008 at 11:18 pm
She is wearing black, white, and grey to a T. I love the stripes in different widths and directions…it’s more than a plain striped dress that way. But I wish that bag wasn’t there.
And I like how she is standing in that spot for taxis with the infamous “crossed leg” pose! :)
June 1, 2008 at 1:16 am
She looks very nice but it looks like she tried very hard with this ensemble and very matchy matchy (minus the bag). The only effortlessly chic component is her wonderful face. Still beautiful nonetheless.
June 1, 2008 at 1:44 am
That is a person with GREAT personal style. Thanks for the photo!!
June 1, 2008 at 1:54 am
i love this, the bow tie, the hair, the shoes and socks. its wonderful!
June 1, 2008 at 2:32 am
All They Need is Some Fashion Jewelry. And its set. beautiful Post. Thanks.
June 1, 2008 at 2:53 am
best outfit i’ve seen on the sartorialist
s o p h i e
June 1, 2008 at 2:58 am
wonderful! i love her socks, patent brogues and sweet grey sunglasses. spot on.
June 1, 2008 at 3:02 am
this girl knows what she’s doing.
June 1, 2008 at 9:44 am
Amazing! apart from the patterns of the dress and the bag. Plain colors would have worked better, but the outfit per se is just amazing. Well done!
June 1, 2008 at 12:21 pm
luvvvv the girl!!!!!
June 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm
hm, the longer i look at this picture the more i think that the dress makes her head look too small… and i actually like the hair, but i’ve just seen it so often lately. anyway, great look. the shoes are amazing.
June 1, 2008 at 2:44 pm
I always secretly want to wear a tie, but feel it would be too masculine. She mixes the feminine in in such an unexpected and interesting way. Bravo!
June 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm
The look’s forced but the girl’s very pretty no doubt.
June 1, 2008 at 4:36 pm
Love it! And why is it such a fashion crime to try hard? What’s wrong with making an effort? I’d rather see overdressed and fabulous than trainers and chinos any day. Viva Fay!
June 1, 2008 at 8:56 pm
Sart – It’s imperative you go to East London – Around Bricklane, Spitalfields, Hoxton etc.. you’ll find that everyone has amazing style like this girl – You literally will want to shoot everyone – it’s insane, no other city can match it [As a N.Y'er I can admit it!] … Just try & stay away from the main tourist areas b/c you never see anything special b/c it’s all tourists! – You really need to hang in the areas that Londoners hang! If you want oldies in traditional tailoring then I guess around Piccadilly / St James’s / Mayfair etc … Are you shooting in London for anything specific?
June 2, 2008 at 12:17 am
How very Mary Quant/Mary Pickford/Twiggy.
The Voracious Vegan
June 2, 2008 at 1:05 am
She looks like she stepped out of a dark and sinister fairy-tale. I love this look. The hair, the sunglasses, the makeup, the pockets, the bowtie and the shoes….so whismical and sharp at the same time.
June 2, 2008 at 5:16 am
i guess the bow tie is a nod to Lanvin…the whole outfit is distinctly belongs to cool London…
June 2, 2008 at 5:42 am
It’s a gorgeous look and unlike others here I really think that the bag is going perfectly with it. There’s need for a little colour and I think taking a simple cheap shopping bag is fine – the outfit is not too serious anyway. Beautiful girl!
June 2, 2008 at 5:53 am
i think i just fell in love ! find her again for us we want her !!!!!xxx
June 2, 2008 at 6:08 am
I really enjoy this style. I do not would put it but she is fantastic. AH! Today is a sad day, a sad farewell YSL
June 2, 2008 at 6:16 am
amanda…I think this can be pulled off anywhere…if the wearer has confidence in self..no problem with where…might look exceptionally different from those around..but’s what that to matter..this is a gorgeous canvas…
June 2, 2008 at 7:21 am
LOL. I LOVE this look so much, I read all 116 comments on it. hahaha.
i really like the dress and jacket.this style is soooo quirky.
her haircut is awesome.
and i agree about the bag – if it was a block colour it would be so predictable. her look is all about getting people talking — not to quietly agree.
June 2, 2008 at 7:57 am
What an amazing girl – yeah, a real English rose!
June 2, 2008 at 8:11 am
I might not like the outfit itself, but I absolutely ADMIRE the person who is so creative and has a good sense of humor :o)
June 2, 2008 at 10:10 am
i really think the cheerful bag is the perfect touch, otherwise the outfit would be too simple in its concept of monochrome. the colours themselves are slightly unexpected, not quite bold primaries, so it makes the whole outfit a bit more unexpected and quirky, less easy to pigeonhole.
June 2, 2008 at 11:48 am
The Guardian featured the exact same girl in the exact same outfit as part of its style profile series today, Monday. Interesting background info. Also shows how fabulous The Sartorialist’s pictorial background choices are. And that the “English Rose” is in fact a model from NY. A well… a really great, stimulating blog, though. Thank you!
June 2, 2008 at 1:32 pm
great jacket, bowtie and the fresh shirt is just right for the invariably gloomy London weather. Her photo has been in three London newspapers today.
June 2, 2008 at 4:04 pm
this girl was in the Guardian’s G2 section today – I loved her comment on how much she once spent on an Issey Miyake dress which she then lied to her mother about.
June 2, 2008 at 5:26 pm
she was in thelondonpaper this evening. clearly an eye-catching look
June 2, 2008 at 5:57 pm
What a great outfit. Very cool
June 2, 2008 at 10:30 pm
Her face is beyond gorgeous. She looks like a doll. she reminds me of Elise from the hirst season of top model.
June 3, 2008 at 2:47 am
Very editorial. Love her face, hair, make-up and attitude.
The outfit? Not so much. She’s the female PeeWee Herman, and that’s not a compliment.
June 3, 2008 at 3:58 am
Geat elfic face, great look, great style : Brittania rules !
June 3, 2008 at 7:11 am
Fabulous. Though it looks like it was something of a fashion shoot day for this girl/designer – she was featured yesterday in one of London’s evening freesheets (The London Paper), as one of their random ‘street fashion’ shots.
Possibly the only decent photo they have ever featured – somwhat spoiled by comparing her outfit to the ‘noise you get whent he TV goes wrong’.
BTW Sart I agree with the anonymous comment above – go to Spitalfields (particularly on a weekend). Much better than the dross that is central London!
June 3, 2008 at 7:30 am
this girl is cropping up everywhere! saw her yesterday in the guardian’s g2 and the london paper. not bad for a day out
June 3, 2008 at 8:13 am
She was also featured in the Guardian yesterday, in that outfit. Apparently the bag was the only one she brought with her from NY.
June 3, 2008 at 10:55 am
Love everything except the bowtie/sunglass combo – not working for me at all
June 3, 2008 at 1:32 pm
Love. Her. Hair.
June 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm
thank you cslondon!!!i was scrolling down to see if anyone actually reads the guardian..i love the dress she made it herself but i think my fave part of the whole look is the shoes ive been trying to find some decent wingtips for months i wonder where hers are from?
June 4, 2008 at 6:03 am
Inspired. London I LOVE you.
July 27, 2008 at 7:48 pm
August 4, 2008 at 8:47 pm
Love the hair. I don’t think the dress works. If she lost it this whole look would be much better, I think, because I love the shirt, the bowtie, and the wonderful jacket. I just really don’t think the dress is working.