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April 2, 2008 at 8:54 am
Is it in New Haven, or Connecticut? or both?
Anyways, this girl looks nice!
Cool shot, Scott.
April 2, 2008 at 9:19 am
Great jacket and shoes!
April 2, 2008 at 9:20 am
new haven, connecticut.
April 2, 2008 at 9:24 am
get yourself, and your camera, on amtrak, and head to providence… show us the kids at brown as well as their stylish neighbors at RISD. please?
April 2, 2008 at 9:25 am
Is this a new shot? Looks very autumnal. I love the shoes, an excellent twist on the usual ballet slippers, they liven up this otherwise subtle outfit.
April 2, 2008 at 9:28 am
love the shiny, three strap shoes
April 2, 2008 at 9:32 am
honestly, when will the leggings craze end?
April 2, 2008 at 9:38 am
The shoes are simply wonderful!
April 2, 2008 at 9:46 am
or since you already live (using the term loosely) in new york, you could head uptown to columbia or down to nyu
April 2, 2008 at 10:10 am
April 2, 2008 at 10:11 am
im so envious of yale kids. i wish people in my school dressed like this everyday. everyone’s always wearing gym shirts and sweatpants, and i hate to feel dressed up!
April 2, 2008 at 10:13 am
I agree about RISD- but wait til september when I’m back from rome, please?
April 2, 2008 at 10:25 am
I love this picture and the one below. You should come to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and take a picture of me and my roommates :)
April 2, 2008 at 10:40 am
She looks great! i love her jacket1
April 2, 2008 at 10:42 am
but she’s french, it doesn’t count!
Peace! Be Still
April 2, 2008 at 11:01 am
You really ought to come down to the University of Virginia–we might be slightly southern and removed from the general urban rush, but the students here definitely know how to dress creatively…
April 2, 2008 at 11:06 am
I love this photo, LOVE the shoes, her smile and fun attitude, but if it’s cold enough for this very thick, big scarf, I’d have to believe it’s just too cold for those open shoes. I mean, apparently not because she’s wearing them, but…It’s a great photo, the heavy scarf/open, strappy shoes thing keeps annoying me.
April 2, 2008 at 11:21 am
Post more Yale pics!!!! I know you have them…
April 2, 2008 at 11:36 am
Hah!My mom used to work and go to school in this building; I used to live less than three miles from here! I still go back to New Haven for the pizza (Michael Angelo’s being the best, but since it burned down, Modern comes in a close second). Great shot, glad to see you made it to my old stomping grounds… Do yourself a favor and head over to the Secretary’s Office for some shooting, provides a great backdrop.
To Jack Daniel – Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut and much of the main city is built around the campus. It’s a beautiful place and I’m proud to call it my hometown.
April 2, 2008 at 11:37 am
i love this! I’m really happy to see normal college kids like me on the site. If you’re ever in Boston you should stalk my school, Emerson College, I see so many sartorial looks walking to and from class every day.
April 2, 2008 at 11:38 am
April 2, 2008 at 11:39 am
Ugh, there’s nothing more annoying than someone who is beautiful, fashionable, and a good student. :-)
April 2, 2008 at 11:58 am
4 words: skidmore. college. art. students.
wonderfully stylish an original sans the pretensiousness of some of our, ahem, big city counterparts
April 2, 2008 at 12:06 pm
Channeling Emmanuel Alt.
April 2, 2008 at 12:09 pm
That scarf isn’t heavy at all. You can see in the blow-up that it is very thin material. I think the scarf is really beautiful.
April 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm
I’m sick of leggings too, but I have to say this is much better than the sloppy pajama pants/sweatpants/holey jeans/oversized T-shirts that dominate college campuses. Nobody at my college was that chic, except for me. :D
April 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm
she looks oh so french…and as im living in Geneva I get this look pretty much everyday. are u only taking pictures from european exchange students at yale ? I want to see some classic american looks!
April 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm
I love the background of this photo! The colors are so joli and I like that bare tree. Like the colors in her outfit as well. They coordinate with the pavement well.
April 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm
Very fab. Brains, Beauty, and Style. What a combination.
April 2, 2008 at 12:41 pm
there’s nothing a little leather bomber can’t jazz up?
i wish the leggings were a bit shorter, showing off the shoes even more.
April 2, 2008 at 12:44 pm
The backdrop of the photo is nice, and her smile is really cute, but as for the outfit itself…I feel like it could be out of an Urban Outfitter’s catalogue. Not very inspiring.Or maybe I’m just biased because I don’t like the leggings, no pants/skirt combo.
April 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm
I think taking more photos of the styles found on campuses would be a wonderful idea.
April 2, 2008 at 12:58 pm
you’re at yale! oh my! i should roam the streets until i find you. come to the art school. we’re stylin’ over here! and, per usual, great shot! and i love the guy too. i see him around. smashing!
April 2, 2008 at 1:00 pm
I love this outfit and wished more students did it regularly. In college, I lose the drive to look nice because everyone is the same preppy cut-out.
And since we’re making Ivy League requests, Princeton? We’re closer to NYC than Providence, Cornell, and New Haven.
April 2, 2008 at 1:01 pm
She’s a cutie. I hate leggings but for a student trying to keep warm and be stylish it works. I’m not sure how warm those shoes are however.
April 2, 2008 at 1:20 pm
Anonymous 11:06 – it’s very much a New England trait that it’s never too cold for open, strappy shoes. Somehow weather-appropriate footwear admits defeat, while scarves can be excellent accessories no matter what.
That being said, the opposing silver-toned shoes and gold-toned scarf do throw me for a loop. Otherwise, I agree with someone who posted earlier – I wish my campus cared to look this good.
April 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm
Looks like she’s hiding a great smile underneath that scarf.
I agree elle, leggings need to go away for a while. It’s getting ridiculous…esp on college campuses
April 2, 2008 at 1:36 pm
Go to Pratt. It’s not far (Brooklyn), but you’ll definitely find great and unusual subjects. The beautiful sculptures scattered about the campus also makes it a unique setting.
April 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm
i dont like the scarf with the outfit…she could have gone for something a bit more complimentary..it just looks out of place.
April 2, 2008 at 2:14 pm
LOVE the leather jacket and patterned scarf. I just saw a jacket exactly like hers selling on eBay yesterday! She looks adorable.
April 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Good to see you back at work in NY – coming to Paris anytime soon?
April 2, 2008 at 2:50 pm
love that big scarf… when it’s cold it’s fun to hide your chin in one. gives her an air of mystery & playfulness.
i wish it were still cold in Los Angeles, just so i could dress with those great layers.
i still like leggings. they are comfortable!
April 2, 2008 at 2:56 pm
I LOVE HER
April 2, 2008 at 3:03 pm
is that Chloe shoes? on a student budget?
love the relaxed way she looks in srtipe top and leather jacket. the color combniation (bag, top, scarf and jacket and shoes) looks sofisticated. shoes are central point in my view.
April 2, 2008 at 3:16 pm
this picture rocks! I love love the jacket with the shirt. And the shoes with the scarf I think works because of the jacket.
Scott, amongst all the suggestions for college shooting up here, if you’re ever in Boston, Wellesley College just outside the city has some ladies who dazzle. Would love to see some of them up here.
April 2, 2008 at 3:31 pm
Agreed – Providence, with the Brown and RISD kids, is where its at.
April 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm
the photo/backround is great.
the outfit to me is kind of a yawn though.Great scarf, but not super original.
the guy below though, is great.
I think there are some interesting elements in this outfit – I like the subtlety of colors – but I agree about the leggings. They just look cheap to me in general, and this is no exception. To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed with the Yale selection – I was hoping for some smart, awkward boy who does pleated pants really well!
April 2, 2008 at 3:48 pm
If she is French, the scarf is just a way of life. Love the look and the shot!
April 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm
i love the top half but am am very anti tights as pants. sorry
April 2, 2008 at 4:15 pm
wow, really? this is one of the few calls i’ve disagreed with. she looks good, but i don’t find her style particularly interesting. i guess can see how it might look more chic in person though, and she does have a great smile — you seem to have a way with finding those…
April 2, 2008 at 4:16 pm
i’m with you, anonymous 10:13!
April 2, 2008 at 4:20 pm
I love that you are expanding your teritory and showing the world that there are fashionable people everywhere. I think it would be interesting for you to go to the south. I love seeing these young fashionable kids with the freedom to express.
April 2, 2008 at 4:25 pm
I am not a fan of the leggings, but I do adore the layered look and three strapped shoes. If you are still in Connecticut, you should head down to Wesleyan University. Quite close to to New Haven actually.
April 2, 2008 at 4:27 pm
Wow, I’m surprised with 10:11, there are countless girls around my school dressed just like this. It’s cute, but not out of the ordinary, I am not really inspired. It’s a nice ensemble, but not at all original.
April 2, 2008 at 5:02 pm
Come to Coral Gables, Florida!
April 2, 2008 at 5:12 pm
love that scarf!! <333
I hate flats, but those are cute.
April 2, 2008 at 5:32 pm
it looks like autumn because the weather has been pretty crappy the past few days here in the tri state area … although is nice
enough about the weather
i’m not a fan of the legging look under a shirt unless it works, and this does because the leggings go to the ankle and the t shirt is so big. the contrast f th colors/patterns/fabrics also help too. the shoes i don’t know about — although i do like them, maybe just not for this look though. and she looks adorable.
April 2, 2008 at 6:24 pm
with all the call for a university tour (i wouldn’t mind a stop in ann arbor, eh?) it should be pointed out that, at least at michigan, this is the uniform: leggings, scarf, longchamp and flats. you’ll find two dozen permutations in a two minute walk across the diag, because really, leggings in college are the easiest thing in the world. but it must be said this girl did a much better job with color and print than the other 23 girls you might pass (who are probably adorned in sorority garb).and her hair is so charming.
April 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm
Honestly, I think this looks typical and definitely not unique. The shot itself is perfection as usual, but the outfit is not.
April 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm
Awesome look. Please do come to Bowdoin College in Maine – there are many people who try to dress really well up here!
April 2, 2008 at 7:33 pm
@peace: I second that University of Virginia comment.
Be sure to let us know if you make it this way :)
April 2, 2008 at 7:35 pm
This is so strange! It looks like all the stuff people wear over here is Melbourne! I guess students dress similarly all over the world… She looks great though!
I prefer this look on the Olsen Twins, but she doesn’t look bad.
April 2, 2008 at 7:56 pm
I second the motion that you should hop on the train and come to Brown. With RISD right next door, you have limitless photo ops for fashion-savvy students. We know how to dress over here in Providence…
April 2, 2008 at 7:58 pm
alright all, she’s not french, she’s american. and its still pretty chilly here at yale, so stop banging the scarf/ jacket.
April 2, 2008 at 8:03 pm
I have no problem with the sockless look. At a certain point, one is ready for spring, and the socks have to go.
Besides, if you can’t break the rules while in college, when?
Dress to make yourself happy, not others. This photo says that to me…
you are FIERCE!!!!!!!!!!!
U know who wrote this !!!!!
April 2, 2008 at 8:16 pm
April 2, 2008 at 8:23 pm
I agree that you should come to Melbourne – anytime of year would be good, but during the Spring Racing Carnival (October – November) would be ideal. The whole city goes into a fashion frenzy and it would be exciting to see through your eyes. They could give Carson Kressley the year off and you could help judge the racing day fashions..
O-M-G I want that scarf! I like how she’s comfortable in her outfit and she made it seem effortless, means she probably didn’t take a few hours to get ready for uni/ college unlike some other girls (not trying to generalise) that wants to dress and impress guys. I don’t have anything negative to say about this outfit so THE END!
April 2, 2008 at 8:42 pm
I agree with the last comment–if you can’t dress funky in college, when can you? Who cares that she doesn’t look “perfect”? I think this look is great–easy, unpretentious (the scarf is fun)… I think I may have gone with either a swoopier tee, skinny blue jeans, or stack heels, though… I want to go to an ivy league!
April 2, 2008 at 8:45 pm
yes!! please come to risd! you’ll definitely see some interesting styles here…
April 2, 2008 at 8:52 pm
I’m with Marie, every girl at Michigan dresses like this. I broke uniform by wearing heels yesterday and three people mentioned it.
April 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm
you should come to UC Irvine! seriously, tons of fashionable students around. people always joke that going to class is like going to a fashion show.
Lauren in Austin
April 2, 2008 at 9:41 pm
Her regal looking brocade scarf is accented well with the modern stripes! Also, the proportion of the two shirts and the jacket is spot on.
University is a unique place where pretty much everything, including style, is thought about on a deeper level. I would definitely be interested in a book of people in all different situations with their pictures and thoughts on style (hint, hint).
April 2, 2008 at 9:55 pm
Have to say…why leggings ever because fashionable….I have NO idea…but she is wearing fabulous shoes and not Ughs (which seems to be a way too prominent theme at McGill in Montreal…although mounds of snow make them somewhat more practical).
I also love the jacket but I feel the scarf is what makes the look. the scarf, I think, is one of the best fashion accents! And living in Montreal it is a great accessory that is done very well….. and often!
April 2, 2008 at 10:17 pm
if you think yalies are well dressed, you most definitely have to get to providence and visit the best dressed ivy, Brown University
April 2, 2008 at 10:29 pm
Don’t know if anyone commented on this yet, but I like the way her shoe straps echo the stripes in her sweater. And the cool tones work well offset against her black tights and jacket.
April 2, 2008 at 10:33 pm
i echo others above- i am sick of leggings. i love her look on the top, however – all the proportions work well. i like jazz pants for the same comfort as leggings, but they look more attractive with their slight flare at the bottom – still skin tight everywhere else!
April 2, 2008 at 10:43 pm
Yea University of Virginia is definitely worth a visit. although the majority of the population are preppy, the ones that dresses well here truly knows how to dress. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
April 2, 2008 at 10:45 pm
Hey Sart if you ever come down to Boston, visit MassArt!
April 2, 2008 at 10:46 pm
I agree that the legging trend has gotten a bit out of hand, but let’s give her a break. I mean, at least she’s not wearing dumb cotton athletic shorts and a college sweatshirt like most students in America! She looks incredible and the shoes are to die for.
As a side note – such a great shot. That little thing she’s doing with her hand is super cute! And how is it that the pavement is even tiled perfectly? Like a different raindrop hit each “tile” and colored it in it’s own special way. Gorgeous. You always find the perfect scene.
April 2, 2008 at 11:25 pm
I love this look! The colors, the patterns, the textures. Its so simplistic, yet playful with the metallic ballets.
April 2, 2008 at 11:27 pm
VOGUE VOGUE VOGUE
April 2, 2008 at 11:37 pm
love the shoes!! and the peacoat on Old campus in the previous photo.And now I am a little homesick for New Haven! So, did you buy a little something for yourself at J. Squeeze?!:-)
April 3, 2008 at 12:16 am
I like leggings for yoga, and since I am a yoga teacher, I have to wear them a lot. I always use them like tights, and wear a skirt over them and then put on a great pair of shoes or boots.
Her look is cute and comfortable, and thankfully not sweats.
April 3, 2008 at 12:17 am
where’s the S/S ’08 vibe?!? Those universities seriously can not be lacking in that.
April 3, 2008 at 12:34 am
This is a beautiful picture. For everyone who loves the top half but is so keen on trashing the leggings, can you please tell me what kind of bottoms would have looked better with these same top layers? Skinny jeans are the only other thing that comes to mind for me, and even those I feel would turn this outfit into something that could just as easily almost be seen on a guy…not that there’s anything wrong with that type of look either, but…I just think there are certain outfits where leggings really ARE the best choice. They are almost like the ultimate neutral…when you have something really awesome going on up top you don’t want some stupid pants distracting from it on the bottom. And also, she is a student. She’s allowed to be comfortable! :)
April 3, 2008 at 1:14 am
I love it! Terrific job mixing the paisley with the stripes, which is not easy to pull off. plus she’s pretty…
April 3, 2008 at 1:49 am
Sart, come to Cornell! you’ll find great backdrops for your shots, and the Arts Quad-GreenDragon area would give you really interesting material.
April 3, 2008 at 3:15 am
She and the shot is cute, no doubt! But this look Im used to… This is how most of the teenage girls in Sweden are dressed: big scarf, striped t-shirt, leggings, ballerina shoes and leather jacket (Marlon Brando cut).
April 3, 2008 at 3:38 am
wow! i read your blog and am a yale student…can’t believe i missed you!
April 3, 2008 at 6:57 am
Leggings are great, I think, and they are worn a LOT on college campuses. This is a great example of a cute way to wear them. At University of Maryland, there are a lot of leggings with big Sorority sweatshirts, but not in a fun throw-back 80s way.
April 3, 2008 at 7:25 am
I miss college…its a great time to find your style…she looks amazing…
April 3, 2008 at 8:57 am
although I like her look, I feel like both she and the fellow pictured below are nothing really out of the ordinary, as far as student style goes. perhaps it’s just because I attend an art school, but I feel like I see these outfits every day. It’s not that I don’t like them, I just don’t find them unique, really. Nice shots, though.
April 3, 2008 at 11:16 am
I love this look. Very real, comfortable, stylish, achievable, and the scarf is gorgeous. I’m wondering where she grew up…she has a sense about her that is European.
Sart, are you conscious of details like the wonderful colors of the walkway as you shoot, or is choosing backgrounds second nature at this point in your photography?
April 3, 2008 at 12:08 pm
Come to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, Sart!!! We have very varied dressers and live in a funky, southern city. We’d love to have you
April 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm
I like this, but it’s unremarkable. This is what typical students wear every day to class at my university. Come to Georgetown next time!
April 3, 2008 at 12:23 pm
Yes, go to Providence! I graduated from RISD but haven’t been back to visit in years. Providence is a little gem of a town. SO funky. Between NYC and Boston. Just remember to distinguish the pretentious ones from the ones with effortless cool. Oh, and go to Boston too!
April 3, 2008 at 12:44 pm
the view from my former window… (although this is not realistic – where is the navy blue hoodie that 70% of yale kids wear to class? perhaps she knew you were in town.)
April 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm
go to harvard! there was tons of great style of this sort when i was there as an undergrad not too long ago…am on the west coast right now and really miss dressing up!
April 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm
She’s a cutie. I agree with the other students that Sart should do a college tour for the best dressed campus :)
April 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm
I like the shoes, but overall I think this look is just too played out. Uninspired. I am glad to see volume coming back (most recent photo) however, as one user commented, I’d love to see an attention to construction and tailoring in women’s clothes. Baggy shirts and leggings AHHHH!!!!!!!
April 3, 2008 at 7:01 pm
love this shot– especially the way the sheen on her fabulous flats complements the light reflected on her jacket.
April 3, 2008 at 7:10 pm
Hm yes this is very typical for college students…Not my college as Auburn, Alabama is not exactly known for fashion. Being from San Francisco I have daily cringes and would happily paste over their outfits with this one.
As for the leggings trend? That will go away when I wake up at 7 in the morning to walk 20 minutes for a 3 hour lecture and really want to put on tight jeans…
April 3, 2008 at 9:42 pm
You really capture the characters you shoot. Please come to Dartmouth!!! We have such wild variety of styles here, you’d love us.
April 4, 2008 at 8:16 am
the shoes are what make this outfit.. i do like it though. not everything has to scream. it’s definitely something i would wear. i really like the jacket too. i agree though the leggings have to go!
April 4, 2008 at 11:26 am
As a specimen of the F/W 07 Balenciaga trickledown effect reaching the ivy league this ensemble is fascinating. The play of the highly wound print scarf with the contrasting print of the stripe topped with a shrunken leather jacket stands in place of the constricting blazer that would have been too formal here. The leggings (which so many have said are too casual only shows she’s succeeded in translating high fashion to street) are capturing the silhouette of the jodhpur pant without the pricetag. Does this help explain the longevity of the legging I wonder? Finally, the shoe. Instead of Ghesquiere’s towering athletic-techno sandals she’s successfully injected the sci-fi futurism aesthetic in the simplicity of a metallic ballet sneaker. It’s fall in Paris reimagined on the American eastcoast campus, made both wearable and student-budget friendly.
April 4, 2008 at 2:26 pm
I love that the look is casual, functional, and stylish. Its nice to see a girl who looks good, but not like she’s trying to hard. And I like the tights. She wears them well.
April 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm
VASSAR VASSAR VASSAR!
come! So easy to get to from the city…
April 5, 2008 at 2:24 pm
I am a student living in Montreal, and, I must say, this look is nothing new…and, around these parts, the leggings-as-pants trend has definitely run its course. She looks nice, but there is nothing imaginative about this.
April 6, 2008 at 7:38 pm
I, too, agree with the comments re: visiting the University of Virginia. It’s not just the people — the surroundings will blow you away!
April 7, 2008 at 6:13 pm
It’s a great scarf/jacket, and I don’t mind the leggings either.
And yes, come to Vassar! (though I don’t really think people here have great style… either they’re trying too hard or they look boring)
April 7, 2008 at 7:45 pm
leave it to the yale students to throw together months-old trends so hideously together. ballet flats, plastic-looking leather jacket, edie-sedgwick-ish striped shirt, scarf she probably picked up while shopping at the artist’s market and which she probably haggled down to about 5 dollars. and are those leggings she’s wearing as pants? somebody put her back in 2005. and the whole thing is made worse by her obnoxious expression which she is hiding underneath that scarf, which i assume hints at “i just got an a on my mechanical engineering exam.” oh this is why i didn’t go to yale. thank god for the new york ivy.
April 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm
hmm, clearly yale is not exactly the hotpot of chic. but you didn’t really expect that it would be, did you? as a columbia alum i recommend you pop over to barnard, where the girls really put the effort into effortless dressing!
April 9, 2008 at 1:51 am
i love the shoes!i just wish that the top was a little bit longer and the leggings a little bit looser.
April 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm
come to montreal and play around on the McGill campus for a little while… yeah there may be a ton of uggs walking around, but there arent many other places in north america where you’re going to have multiple feet of snow on the ground all the time. we’ve got european influences, scene kids, hippies, preps, jocks… and everything in between. everyone looks great.
April 12, 2008 at 6:05 pm
I agree one of the posters above…while she dresses well, it is to a certain extent standard fair for bougie colleges these days.
Of all the colleges I’ve ever visited in New England (which are quite a few), Wesleyan University definitely had the most interesting fashion.
April 16, 2008 at 12:24 am
Everyone knows the hippest students are in BOSTON. (And believe it or not, MIT can make the list as well as Harvard, Yale, Princeton!)
May 28, 2008 at 6:04 pm
i’m gonna have to second providence as one of the only new england cities worth visiting for fashion. we have some great characters at RISD (and the advice from the previous RISD poster is valid) and i’ve seen some good fashion at brown as well. it’s worth stopping by if you’re ever going up to boston during school months.
March 8, 2009 at 8:29 pm
I went to school with her when I was younger, she’s not European or a foreign exchange student! She’s half Mexican-half American and was born and raised in the US. :-) But she did go to an international school where the European style of clothing may have rubbed off on her. And she was always interested in fashion. I like her outfit.
January 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm
that's sofia cavallo, she went to the french lycee in manhattan. i interned with her one summer at vogue.
February 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm
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