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May 6, 2008 at 8:14 am
That’s a genuine image
May 6, 2008 at 8:36 am
She is amazingly cool!
May 6, 2008 at 8:39 am
BTW, Sart, you were on Postsecret this past Sunday :).
May 6, 2008 at 8:57 am
she just looks so cool. the ultimate tomboy!
May 6, 2008 at 8:58 am
funny. i thought she really wore those glasses.
May 6, 2008 at 9:29 am
I LOVE this image! She’s great!
May 6, 2008 at 9:31 am
the pendant (specs) is cool.
May 6, 2008 at 9:34 am
That’s so gritty! I just want to growl when I see this picture. And that little necklace is such a fantastic touch.
May 6, 2008 at 9:36 am
No make over needed.She knows who she is and is not afraid to show it.
Go ahead and get it, woman!
May 6, 2008 at 9:47 am
Amazing. So sexy.
May 6, 2008 at 9:51 am
love the necklace
May 6, 2008 at 10:08 am
ain’t nothin but a g-thaang baybay!
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May 6, 2008 at 10:21 am
I’m a new regular to the blog and this is the best i’ve seen to date. Outfit is hot but her inner cool is reflected in this one and it makes the pic. Good eye, dear sart.
I love this. So comfortable in who she is cool.
May 6, 2008 at 10:23 am
yeah, definitely SEXY! she just gives off such a good vibe. i hope she really is happy in her life, because seeing this photo of her today really made me happy.
May 6, 2008 at 10:39 am
I love the extra touch of the paintbrush holster! Fantastic. She’s so androgynous.
May 6, 2008 at 10:51 am
this is what Alison Lurie, in her great book, “The Language of Clothes” calls the,”artists are workers too” look. working-class creds for Vassar art history grads.
May 6, 2008 at 11:01 am
Wow – what a portrait. The expression is intense and the clothes – colours and fabrics – are perfectly suited. Love the sunnies necklace too!
May 6, 2008 at 11:02 am
i love it! unconsciously cool
May 6, 2008 at 11:10 am
what a thinspiration
May 6, 2008 at 11:16 am
That is *hot*.
May 6, 2008 at 11:18 am
love her hair!
May 6, 2008 at 11:19 am
Funny, I thought “she” was a “he”.
May 6, 2008 at 11:39 am
She’s so confident, yet disaffected, sexy, and androgynous. I love the casualness of her and how she’s so fierce.
In many ways, this woman is New York.
May 6, 2008 at 11:41 am
that is one bad ass shot. i love it.
May 6, 2008 at 12:10 pm
She’s nice! Strong, raw image, but a different style of strength from the ones of Hyeres. I love your portraits that capture the style of the individual– and this is one of them :-) Excellent.
May 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm
Best one to date :)
There’s such an understated composure to it.
May 6, 2008 at 12:27 pm
strong, beautiful, sexy and tough!
May 6, 2008 at 12:34 pm
This woman is Sexy!!!!
May 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm
oh man. she is hot. and unbelievably cool.
May 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm
wow. I totally want to make out with her.
May 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm
She looks like Tony Jaa from Ong Bak.
May 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm
I’m in love!
May 6, 2008 at 1:32 pm
I wonder if the specs are reading glasses. Probably not, at her age, but I need em, man! I need a reading glasses necklace.
May 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Way to look cool while doing your job!LOVE the eyeglass necklace!
May 6, 2008 at 1:45 pm
my husband was a scenic artist when we first met and i remember thinking he looked his sexiest when he had on his paint-splatterd clothes and a work-belt.
she is beautiful – i hope she has a lover who appreciates her in this work mode!
May 6, 2008 at 2:31 pm
uh, perfect! (in love.)
but sart, besides, what about phoenix?!
May 6, 2008 at 2:49 pm
Everything down to the tattoo on her arm, says “cool”.
May 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm
reminds me of the tahitian women that gauguin painted. she has the kind of facial bone structure that doesn’t need any make-up. i envy that about her!
May 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm
The subject’s androgyny is definitely the most intriguing aspect of this image. You immediately want to know more about this person…
May 6, 2008 at 3:16 pm
Does anyone know the meaning behind those square arm tats? I’ve been seeing them around an awful lot lately.
Also: love the necklace and the paint-splattered jeans.
May 6, 2008 at 3:36 pm
oh, wow, i’m in love.
May 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm
she’s sexy cool!!
May 6, 2008 at 4:22 pm
sart! any chance you will be in Firenze this summer? I will be studying the whole month of july and beginning of august.
May 6, 2008 at 4:36 pm
I used to be a painter: sets, museum exhibitions, mural restoration… and this is EXACTLY the outfit I would wear everyday – attitude included. I always thought people were judging my paint spattered pants, shirt, arms, glasses… but now I realize they were simply wishing they had a creative job – what I find myself thinking as I look at her.
Grass is always greener.
May 6, 2008 at 5:34 pm
the colors, the paint, the …everything. Great photo.
May 6, 2008 at 5:36 pm
If I saw her in real life, I’d try to be frineds with her. Very charming (yes- rather than “tough”) and interesting aura.
May 6, 2008 at 6:10 pm
so siouxsie without needing make-up~attitude is everything…
May 6, 2008 at 6:44 pm
in case you didn’t know, there is a funny comment referencing you, “the Satorialist Photographer”, on the PostSecret blog: http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com
thought you might find it entertaining…
xxjessica from paris
May 6, 2008 at 7:06 pm
All attitude. Love it.
May 6, 2008 at 7:14 pm
I like her jeans. I don’t know if anyone’s told you this yet already but someone sent in a secret to Post Secret that had to do with you.
I put it on my blog. I linked you to that rather than to post secret because the guy takes down the secrets after a few days.
May 6, 2008 at 7:48 pm
YEAH S.P.!! You know who I am, congrats on being featured…you’re taking everybody to drool school, obviously!
May 6, 2008 at 7:52 pm
I’d like to see her paintings!
May 6, 2008 at 8:27 pm
I love a soft looking androgynous chic. She gets it right.
May 6, 2008 at 9:06 pm
My goodness that’s a woman? Oh well, doesn’t matter, I’d still kill for those jeans. Better than Dolce and Gabbana could ever make it.
May 6, 2008 at 10:33 pm
i LOVE the necklace…does anyone know where i can find one like that??
May 6, 2008 at 10:53 pm
truly fierce! she’s not afraid to get a little dirty.
love the hair and glasses necklace.
May 6, 2008 at 11:08 pm
Willa – I think those square blocked tats are just covers of old tats. She probably had her ex-girflriend’s name on her arm and wanted it off.
She’s rockin’ the L.A. chic butch cool thing. Like Sunday’s at the Abby after a little painting. Yummy.
May 6, 2008 at 11:26 pm
Some people just have this amazing ability to be cool and sexy…even with paint on.
I think this is a brilliant shot Sart.
May 6, 2008 at 11:47 pm
This picture captures my dear friend. she looks so amazing, and this is so her. I love it, wonderful shot!! xx n
May 7, 2008 at 12:21 am
Did you see the Postsecret entry about you: Every morning when I get dressed I think to myself: “Would the Sartorialist photograph me wearing this?”
That’s genius! I do the same thing. :)Keep up the good work, and the excitement around town in these bad times.
Until we meet, xoxo
May 7, 2008 at 12:30 am
That belt is so perfect. Ties everything together, literally and figuratively. I want to BE this woman.
May 7, 2008 at 3:02 am
How funny — I do quite a bit of painting (housepainting; mostly interiors, with varying degrees of creativity/artistry involved), and today, as I got yet another t-shirt covered in paint spatters, I was thinking to myself “Hmm, I wonder if it would be possible to make ‘paint-spattered’ a new fashion trend.”
And now I think it just might be… way to go, Sart! Thanks for this!
May 7, 2008 at 4:18 am
far away gaze, hip and glam!
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May 7, 2008 at 4:38 am
Great pic. Nice tomboy look.
May 7, 2008 at 4:51 am
I love this image
May 7, 2008 at 7:48 am
Very nice! Love the way she casually enjoys her camel. nice lines in the pic.
May 7, 2008 at 8:01 am
May 7, 2008 at 8:24 am
Has anyone noticed the black gloves and her hand, holding the cigarette?
This gloved hand with the cigarette reminds me of the grace of Coco Chanel or Katherine Hepburn!Something absolutely lady-ish and elegant! And then her made-up hair!
A Diva in disguise!?!?!??!
May 7, 2008 at 12:25 pm
May 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm
What a statement, art to the first degree….
May 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm
Damn, she’s good.
May 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm
Far Away Gaze,Hip And Glam!
May 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm
That necklace looks like the old-school version made by Tatty Devine a few years ago – don’t know if they still make them.
May 7, 2008 at 9:04 pm
Would you have photographed her if it weren’t for the gloves? The outfit strikes me as more utilitarian than anything.
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May 8, 2008 at 2:18 am
she makes me want to be a lesbian.
love that jawline and the collarbone. and the lips. and the hair. and the cheekbones. oh, and the whole outfit/necklass/smoking thing too.
May 8, 2008 at 6:25 am
So damn hot.
May 8, 2008 at 10:36 am
these comments about her being a lesbian are so rude to me. why döes she have to be a lesbian?
not all of us are “girlie-girls”. söme of us reamin tomboys until a very late age. i, for one, am just such a woman. the desire to dress and present myself in a more feminine manner came very late to me.
regardless, she has a style that is so cool which testifies that she is comfortable in her own skin. why make suspect references to her sexuality?
May 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm
I love this picture. It’s probably one of my favorite Sartorialist pictures, actually. I love when the subject is so comfortable and confident that it looks like they could pull off wearing a paper sack.
May 8, 2008 at 1:10 pm
I’m having a very hard time trying to figure out if that’s a woman or a man.
May 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm
The female James Dean. Hot!
May 10, 2008 at 2:23 am
my god that is cool. she actually has the nerve to paint in white pants. love it.
May 11, 2008 at 1:31 pm
this is one of the most gorgeous women i’ve ever seen! thank you for the post, i love her hair like burning.
May 12, 2008 at 6:15 am
May 31, 2008 at 8:55 am
What’s really APPEALING and REFRESHING about this woman is her natural stance. Usually on this site, you’ll see a bunch of generic looking white women all dolled up in uber-end fashion. Most of the time, they don’t even look great to me because their whole outfit and pose seems so contrived. This woman, however, is the polar opposite: she’s asian, has a quirky faux hawk do’, no make-up and looks absolutely fabulous in her paint splattered clothes. Plus, we can’t ignore her glasses pendant or beautiful full lips! She just radiates natural coolness–which is rare in NYC these days! This is what NYC look is about; individuality, which has been missing now. Hail to those women who don’t need a stupid $2,000 bag to look good! Scott, this is truly what we need to see more of on this site!
August 4, 2008 at 1:28 pm
touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove…
September 23, 2008 at 2:22 am
she is delightful
January 4, 2010 at 11:48 pm
I think the necklace is kidviskous
February 22, 2010 at 3:25 am
YES that is a KidViskous Mini Spex necklace, one of my babies!
As a jewelry designer, I'm so glad to have a piece featured on the Sartorialist!