132 comments

  1. Bella

    May 7, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Beautiful.

  2. John and Beatrice

    May 7, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Very Machu Picchu!

  3. the swede

    May 7, 2008 at 8:59 am

    gorgeous!! everything is perfect!!

  4. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 9:03 am

    beautiful

  5. Gabriela

    May 7, 2008 at 9:09 am

    This works for her, but I’m not a fan of the shapes here: such a big skirt and long sleeved t-shirts… I do like the idea of breaking white with rainbow colored accesories.

  6. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Beautiful, so pure, almost angelic!
    Her hair and skin is illuminating.
    Love it!

  7. Stef

    May 7, 2008 at 9:23 am

    stunning!

  8. missy

    May 7, 2008 at 9:27 am

    This is glorious. And look at her lovely smile!

  9. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 9:30 am

    gorgeous.
    the skirt is just the right length, not dragging on the ground.
    that pop of color is genius!

  10. Thomas in Quebec

    May 7, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Love it! The colors are so fresh, and the white makes the colors pop. I love the bracelets also.

  11. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 9:31 am

    A very beautiful scarf on a lovely girl.

  12. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 9:39 am

    What a beautiful photo. Her smile is just wonderful and I love the outfit.

  13. angela

    May 7, 2008 at 9:40 am

    all i can say is WOW. love love love this!

  14. Deja Pseu

    May 7, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Lovely!

  15. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Stunning combination!

  16. Emily

    May 7, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I love this image. Very inspirational. I might not be so afraid of white, now.

    I’m also amused at the cyclist.

    Great Photo!

  17. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 10:10 am

    I love the man on the bike….. Wha what what are they doing????

    Kissets from Menorca.
    Laura

  18. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 10:12 am

    One word when I checked The Sartorialist this morning: WOW.

    Brilliant. Truly brilliant.

  19. Hijabi Apprentice

    May 7, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Love this look. I’d like to post this pic on my blog if you don’t mind (crediting you of course!).

  20. miss milki

    May 7, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Beautiful! So fresh, so happy, so summer!

  21. kelli

    May 7, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Just lovely. There’s nothing better then well used white.

  22. Filomena

    May 7, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Beautiful!

  23. Mimi

    May 7, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I love it, I feel Peaceful.

  24. aviewaskew

    May 7, 2008 at 10:26 am

    purely magnificent..luv the hand close-up..she is a ray of sunshine

  25. Alice Olive

    May 7, 2008 at 10:26 am

    She is other-worldly. Serene.

  26. catfiend

    May 7, 2008 at 10:28 am

    love love love

  27. Mimi

    May 7, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I love it. I feel PEACEFUL.

  28. Diana

    May 7, 2008 at 10:40 am

    This is a typical example for something looking very good, but not funcionate at all. The guy on the bicycle behind wears a simple T and this lady has also a flip-flop on, so it was surely not that cold for this warm shawl.

  29. Carolina Lange

    May 7, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Beautiful shawl! Great colors!

  30. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Scott, this is wonderful. White is so springy. And I love the guy looking back and her/you. Fantastic shot, as always.

    Bis.

  31. Anne Corrons

    May 7, 2008 at 10:50 am

    That’s a really wonderful scarf! I wish I had it!

  32. Madalena

    May 7, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Very happy look! Very etnic and she looks radiant! The flip-flops and the bracelet are an excelent complement.

  33. sarachristine

    May 7, 2008 at 11:02 am

    i love it.

  34. The Dog Dish

    May 7, 2008 at 11:03 am

    She looks gorgeous! Sharp yet comfy. I love it.

  35. =shane white=

    May 7, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I really like how the white conveys a quiet field for the color to float upon.

    Nice how the color in the scarf matches that ground pipe too…lucky break?

    =shane=

  36. Kanani

    May 7, 2008 at 11:03 am

    She’s a head-turner, as evidenced by the man on the bike! What I like is that she didn’t junk up the whole out fit with scads of accessories around her neck in addition to the great shawl. I love the bracelets –just a nice touch.

    Maybe she should consider getting the skirt shortned by and inch so it doesn’t become completely ruined by dirt. Also… some nice brown leather sandals would be better than flip flops.

  37. Loonytick

    May 7, 2008 at 11:04 am

    This is especially striking.

    The look is great. Plus there’s the bicyclist looking back at her (or you? more poetic if it’s her, though). The lighting is fresh and quite appropriate. All around, a job well done!

    Thanks for the detail shot, too. It’s a nice touch.

  38. cflorax

    May 7, 2008 at 11:14 am

    She is lovely. Beautiful contrasts in color and texture. Well spotted and nicely shot.

  39. shlowzikins

    May 7, 2008 at 11:17 am

    totally beautiful and perfectly weather appropriate. shawls are great items. i wish i could wear head to toe white, but i drink too much coffee and red wine for that to be practical.

  40. JustineRae

    May 7, 2008 at 11:22 am

    stunning.

  41. Resplendato

    May 7, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Nice little rainbow wrap around virgin white.

  42. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Striking and original – she looks wonderful. I love the contrast of detail. We live in a truly multi cultural city yet so rarely have such exotic and beautiul reminders.

  43. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 11:28 am

    very cute! Wonderful scarf that is obviously one of a kind. and a very adorable face. I trulyenvy her individaulity. I bet she does not engage in an ardent search for perfect summer booties like I do. lol

  44. Sharona

    May 7, 2008 at 11:29 am

    There are so many things to love about this outfit! I love how the gathers on the shirt are running opposite to those of the skirt. I love the vibrance of the colors. They’re already so bright and then they are vamped up a few notches with the white background. I love the bohemian Y ethnic feel with both the pashmina and the broomstick skirt. I love her hair. I love the cycle cop peeking back to see what’s going on and the red fire hydrant that matches her colors’ vibrance. The brightness of the sun does make me think she’s going to get dismally hot, but she just looks so pretty! And the white hot rays match her outfit. Wow!

  45. James

    May 7, 2008 at 11:34 am

    this whole look is phenomenal, wearing that scarf with anything other than white wouldn’t do it justice

  46. Woody El Sucio

    May 7, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Both the scarf and beaded bracelet are hand-made here in Cusco, Peru. Nice to see a touch of the Andes in NY!

  47. Jennie

    May 7, 2008 at 11:55 am

    i actually have that scarf, or one that’s strikingly similar – in weave, shape and colours. weird! i think it’s still fair to say it’s *almost* a one of a kind though…it’s alpaca wool and i got mine in puno, peru.

  48. Sarah-girl

    May 7, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Haha, I love the guy in the background on the bike looking at you like you’re insane.

  49. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    angelic.
    she just exudes peace.
    i want to see her standing infront of the UN as a symbol for peace between all people.

    fabulous.

  50. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    gorgeous- but I hate to see that pristine skirt scraping on the gritty NYC ground!!

  51. Sean Watson

    May 7, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Flawless. White on white has been a look that I’ve advocated for a long time. The shawl adds just the right accentuation to the white and to the tones in her face and hair color. The bracelets are a polishing touch, completely in character.

  52. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    She looks like a clear crisp summer breeze. I can picture how beautiful the skirt and scarf move when she is walking down the street too.

  53. Style Slicker

    May 7, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    beautiful.clean.innocence.

    K

  54. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    She is a radiant child; strong, ethereal, and wildly monastic. But as beautiful as she is, there’s something still awkward about the floor-length skirt in pure white– maybe because it’s too formal in appearance to match it with the white top? I think she would be perfection if the skirt was knee-length.

    –PLO

  55. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    oh no! flip flops aren’t real shoes — where are here balenciaga booties???

    but seriously, love this look. I think the length is perfect, the unbroken white makes her scarf pop even more.

  56. Leila

    May 7, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    ITS FANTASTIC !!!

    so i’ll add this pace to my list, because its amazing work …

  57. -h of candid cool

    May 7, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    A refreshing look. Beautiful

  58. laura

    May 7, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Brilliant! That bicyclist is a wonderful touch.

  59. Laura

    May 7, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    When I was younger I made of the mistake of thinking that to look distinctive or interesting I needed to dress strangely (which for me meant thrift shopping, Victorian jackets & heavy shoes). The thing I LOVE about this ensemble is how distinctive (and attractive!) it is. But there’s not a single shopping choice she’s made that lies outside the mainstream (well… except for the rainbow wrap). White tee? Ubiquitous. Broomstick skirt? Banal. Flip flops? Same. Rainbow scarf? Hippie dippie (yet but by pairing it with white she’s made it not). What a wonderful expression of delight in color, creativity and individuality pulled together from the everyday. An inspiration. Thank you.

  60. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I like this because “It’s her” she’s being who she is, herself. No effort, very happy, natural. I like the 2nd detail shot. Brilliant weaving on the scarf/shawl, looks to be by hand. I love the simple beads, they most likely have meaning to her, a story that she’s a part of. Nice natural hands. Thank You.

  61. Liz

    May 7, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    o nice…. i love the serenity of this moment. and the biker to her left is pretty funny looking.

  62. tobias

    May 7, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Love the look of the cop in the background checking you out!

    As for the look,well she can get away with anything!

    Love the detail shots you have been posting lately!

    Ciao Ciao!!!

  63. LallaLydia

    May 7, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Fantastic shot and what a great smile. I don’t suppose you found out where she got that great scarf?

  64. jkh

    May 7, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    fantastic shot.

    fantastic outfit.

    beautiful hand.

    i am in love.

  65. JO

    May 7, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Beautiful and fresh!

  66. BJB

    May 7, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Am I the only one concerned of how HOT she must have been?

  67. Emily Sussman

    May 7, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    It certainly helps that that’s the most beautiful scarf I’ve ever seen.

  68. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    It’s OK, though I am really not that enamored by the look.

    she’s cute though : )

  69. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    That is so unbelievably fresh, especially for NYC, a place that I associate with industrialism. She is glowing.

  70. metscan

    May 7, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    It must be warm in NY by now,so it makes me wondering why the heavy scarf? The white l o n g dress works well for a bride,but doesn´t the helm of it get dirty worn on the streets? A nice looking girl though.

  71. Sterling-haired Lady

    May 7, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Wow! Love the contrast of the white with the colorful scarf. Has a very Latin American feel to it. Also, can imagine a creative bride choosing this as a unique and charming wedding ensemble (albeit a bit casual)

  72. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I actually purchased the exact same scarf on a trip to Peru last month! The markets were full of beautiful things like this at amazing prices! I was thinking I would have to wait until next winter to wear my scarf, but it clearly works now when worn like a shawl. Great picture!

  73. Nicole

    May 7, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I keep getting distracted by that man in the background. I hope he falls off his bike, becuase instead of looking at where he is going, he is butting into other people’s business.It’s New York people, not the living museum.

  74. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Lovely.

  75. SB

    May 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Strange how a natural look can come out so unnatural. In my opinion, it feels too done, too calculated. However I appreciate the effort to communicate a peaceful atmosphere.

  76. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    It’s fresh and it’s different, I love it.

  77. Tiffy

    May 7, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    THAT IS MY STOLEN SCARF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG- That is a ONE OF A KIND scarf HAND MADE in PERU– I got it made in October and it was taken from the back of my chair when I was at a broadway show— the IRONY that I’d “find” on this woman. I’m so pissed–

    WHO IS THIS WOMAN!

  78. trulymadlydeeply

    May 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    simple. sublime.

  79. saudade

    May 7, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    She’s so beautiful!

    As an ex-goth, determined walker, and magnet for stains, I am frightened of all-white. But I bought a glorious vintage Gunne Sax cotton slip that I’ve been trying to figure out how to wear without being so stark. And so, I am inspired! Cheers.

  80. Le_Chiffre

    May 7, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    It’s looks like this that really get me excited for summer (I’m in Toronto and it’s cold and raining here. Ugh)…
    I love the bracelets! Très Chic!

  81. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Her peaceful disposition makes this photo. I love her. Not all style has to be whats “in” and I like that about this. It suits her, and thats what matters

  82. Angela

    May 7, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    She’s gorgeous. :)

  83. Lost&NOTfound

    May 7, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    that is how fashion works…. she’s got a simple outfits but that scarf just makes you look at her and keep looking…

    it’s fresh, simple and great!

    love it!

  84. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks the skirt is too long and white for city wear? It looks like it can drag on the sidewalks.

  85. Lady Lala

    May 7, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    she has a look of Ibiza (Spain) I like it

  86. when everything else is au fait.

    May 7, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    awesome use of colour. the intensity of colour in this outfit is electrifying and dangerous [for the boy on the bike]!

  87. musette

    May 7, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I almost wept.(It’s been a long day…) What simple,clean ,happy beauty.

  88. Ann (MobayDP)

    May 7, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I think maybe the skirt could be just an inch shorter, but to be honest, I like every thing about this outfit. Even the white flip flops.
    That scarf is to die for!

  89. Candace

    May 7, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I just LOVE the use of color here, in the bracelets and Peruvian scarf….it’s not too much but just enough to bring such life into the photo…especially against the white clothing!

  90. style anthologist

    May 7, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    woooooooooooooooooooooow!

    1. love the juxtaposition of the coloured scarf on her white “canvas” outfit
    2. everything she’s wearing looks extremely comfortable and weather appropriate
    3. even the guy in the background is wearing white!
    4. that fire hydrant thing really picks up the red.

    i love you scott! i don’t know what i would ever do without my daily dosage of your blog.

  91. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    This is by far the best female look you have ever featured on your blog.

  92. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Tiffy, your stolen scarf may have been hand made, but that doesn’t mean it was the only one of its kind. Obviously, if someone could make one, they could make another.

    Sart, this is my favorite post of yours in a while. Lovely.

  93. Amy

    May 8, 2008 at 12:17 am

    So beautiful!
    Totally modern, pure and free.
    Very inspiring!

  94. Hugh

    May 8, 2008 at 12:38 am

    this is appealing in an odd way, i cant stop staring

    but anyway, i dont know if you read postsecret, but this was on there

    http://bp1.blogger.com/_a7jkcMVp5Vg/SBsH42hZKAI/AAAAAAAAEy4/9kQ3OcWUIYA/s1600/sartorialist.jpg

    i thought it was interesting, you influence peoples daily outfits! (although you probably already know that)

  95. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Brilliant! It must be the love you are feeling that keeps your smile radiant.
    Laurita from Peru Adventure

  96. Ana

    May 8, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Stunning shot!

  97. Maeve1

    May 8, 2008 at 2:46 am

    it’s crazy that at least 3 people mention buying a similar scarf in peru…

    anyhow, i think it’s an ok look but i don’t love it. as others have mentioned the skirt is long and for me the overall look is too simple.

  98. Alix d'Laire

    May 8, 2008 at 7:13 am

    she is a bodhisattva.

    this is perfect. the beautiful thing about it is that it wouldn’t work for everyone, but works so well for her.

  99. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Color wise its genius, like strokes of a brush on a canvas.
    But ponder this. What if the canvas isn’t a cute asian girl but an average obesses middle aged woman. You can dress a beautiful person in a potatoe sack and they would still look appealing.

  100. Emma

    May 8, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Love it, this is how I wear colour. I love a floor length skirt too, the silhouette is great, really flattering.

    Who cares about the flip flops? You guys all seem to have a thing against them. I just want to know why people wear them here (Australia) in winter, but with scarves and coats.

  101. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 8:11 am

    This is beautiful! The Scarf is fantastic! Simplicity is the best look of all.

  102. Nick Couch

    May 8, 2008 at 9:09 am

    TOTALLY UNIQUE.

  103. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 9:10 am

    i love the andean bracelet. she looks as if she just got back from a trip to bolivia and peru and is still feeling the hippy vibes.

    she’s gorgeous!

  104. Clotilde

    May 8, 2008 at 9:51 am

    It’s so simple and so compelling; that, in my opinion, is the essence of genius. Love her, love the modernist vibe, love the colorful flair.

    It’s brill, and no mistake.

  105. jpb

    May 8, 2008 at 10:42 am

    soooooo nice! fresh and simple

  106. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 10:50 am

    love love love this. dream like!

  107. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Love it! Not a label in sight and still blows everyone out of the water.

  108. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Ohh, I feel so inspired.

  109. sromeo

    May 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    I love pictures where people in the background stare

  110. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    This is so lovely. She looks so peaceful and symbolic. There is such simplicity in her outfit yet it looks wonderful!

    I can just imagine her walking down the streets in New York, turning heads, with lots of those skimpily dressed people wondering how she can look so good and show so little.

  111. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    This is my favorite thing I’ve seen on your blog since I discovered it a month ago. All those colors against the bright white – I would LOVE to wear that!

  112. kagitsune

    May 8, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Wow… Such a beautiful, long dress paired with that dramatic scarf. It looks like she’s about to accept an indie film award, instead of go for an afternoon stroll. :D

  113. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    A vision in white!!!!!

  114. Anonymous

    May 9, 2008 at 1:20 am

    what a beauty! I love everything about this photo!

  115. Cerisa

    May 9, 2008 at 6:03 am

    she looks like a princess

  116. marina

    May 9, 2008 at 11:32 am

    !Me encanta!

  117. WendyB

    May 9, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Gorgeous.

  118. Char

    May 10, 2008 at 7:33 am

    fresh-looking, but could give a person eyeglare on a blazing day. good strong colours.. but is that a sofa throw?? Skirt length isn’t very practical for NY streets, is it?

  119. Leigh

    May 10, 2008 at 11:24 am

    refreshing.

  120. Anonymous

    May 11, 2008 at 12:17 am

    perfection. this woman has executed her outfit as an extension of her personality. of course the color contrast and balance is transcendent. unlike others i believe the lengths on the underlying white garments are beyond reproach. look, it may not be practical, and at the end of the day her hem may be soiled. we’ll never know. but the fact is that sart caught her on the street and for all the impracticality of it her hem wasn’t soiled in the picture. somehow she brought the improbable perfection of a studio shoot to the sidewalk. thanks sart. wish i was there, but i’m glad you were.

  121. Natalie Galitzine

    May 11, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Gorgeous! Feminine! & Fresh!

    I hope the guy on the bicycle didn’t fall or hit anything?! ;o)

  122. Anonymous

    May 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    A vision.

  123. Carolyn

    May 12, 2008 at 1:52 am

    She’s adorable! However, I echo the others in that such a full length, volume-heavy skirt and scarf overwhelm someone as petite and slim as she is.

  124. Edwin Maxwell

    May 12, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I love this, for one reason, the man on the bike behind her is so starring. I like to think he is star-struck b the beauty, its quite romantic. Very “Memoirs of a Geisha”.

  125. Sarah

    May 13, 2008 at 3:43 am

    This is lovely! My favorite use of white in a very long time!

  126. CHIC NOIR

    May 13, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    my God she is gorgeous. I love the outfit with the colorfull scarf and her big smile brings it home.

  127. Virginia

    May 16, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    i do like the purity and lightness this girl seems to emanate (it is rare indeed)…but the outfit i do not like and would never wear.

  128. ayu

    May 19, 2008 at 1:18 am

    i love the scarf’s material!

  129. i am here

    May 23, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    anyone who has been to peru will recognize the scarf and bracelet, i have them both! love the wrap for this chilly spring.

  130. jana

    May 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    lovely!

  131. Anonymous

    June 1, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Love the colours, the scarf, the bracelets, and her own beautiful colouring. However, the dress itself is just too much dress.

  132. Anting

    June 2, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    She looks gorgeous. This is why I love NYC.

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