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May 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm
first to comment!loving this look-very 50s!
May 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm
adorable modernized vintage look …love how the colors of her outfit match the background so perfectly …peach & blue. lovely
May 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm
ahhh nice grandma style.. I wouldn't wear this by myself, but I appreciate the courage;)
May 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm
OMG !! the shoes *—*
Nice colour scheme but this look borders into "costumey" than stylish. I'm seeing a lot of that.
May 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm
that jacket, that cardigan and those tights! wow…not too crazy about the dress, but love the color!
May 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm
Fantastic. Love her outfit.
i'd say this is too much.. the polka dot, the pink, the hair, the tights and the lace, the shoes… i think it's not romantic any more!! The dress seems to be very very interesting but it's gone… and why did she put this huge 'thing' on top of everything?? i like the hair (very much) and the red lips (even more).. but the crossed pearls..hm.. maybe ten years ago.. (or did she wear it that way for an asymmetry result between right crossed pearls and the left crossed little pink jacket??)
May 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm
The colors of this outfit look so freash and alive, I can't help but love it!
May 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm
May 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm
maybe som mix between 1930's and 40's…loving very much…=)
May 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Absolutely love it. Adorable girly-ness nicely overwhelmed by a grandfather's sweater.
Wow! amazing! loved this look.. very romantic!
Kisses from Brazil!
May 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Perfection! Loving the colors and different patterns and textures. She's brilliant in every way!
May 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Very interesting outfit concept– breaking all the rules of fit and proportion. The outfit says "I'm going to color out of the lines and it's going to be amazing!"
The Concrete Commentator
May 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm
so charming! very vintage looking
May 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm
May 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm
I like the essence of this outfit, if that makes sense. I love the colors and the style, but that horrendous, severely oversized cardigan/jacket/thing doesn't add anything or inspire me at all. The first thing I thought when I saw this picture was "Where are her hands?" Love the shoes!
May 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm
I love every little thing about her outfit!
May 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm
She reminds me of a 50's housewife but with a twist! Super classy lady!
May 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm
Vraiment cool, c'est super retro, j'adore!
May 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm
oh, i love this combination of old-school, lady-like and modern style. the soft colours, her hair(!), lips. The over-sized cardigan, an the lovely shoes do it really coplete.
She looks fantastic!
May 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm
Old school glamour <3
May 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm
Gorgeous! So elegant and on-trend.
May 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm
What a well turned out lady. Wonderful interpretation of the 20s.
May 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm
Such a cute look. I love the tights and heels. x
May 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm
May 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm
she's gorgeous!love her hairxx
May 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm
oh! the shoooooooes!! look at those shoes!
and i am quite impressed with her hair – finger waves are SO DIFFICULT.
May 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm
May 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm
It looks like she's trying too hard, but then again I like style that is more relaxed, albeit tailored. With the hair and the lipstick and the shoes and the dowdy tights and the cardigan and the print, it's way too much vintage, except for the awesome coat. Love the coat.
The Sluice Box
May 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Lovely, feminine details.
May 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm
stunning! i love the finger waves and the shoes!!
May 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm
I'm having "Pretty in Pink" flashbacks. Molly Ringwald's reinterpretation.
May 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Nanna chic. Love the heels and giant rope of pearls
Miss B xx
May 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm
There are no words to express how delightful this picture is and how it makes me feel!
May 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm
Absolutely perfect! My goodness, it was like she was expecting you or something.
May 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm
I have been transported to another era!! Love the pearls.
May 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm
A simple dash of red lips…always chic!
May 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm
The shoes are amazing
May 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm
I don't agree with those who would view this look as costumey. There's clearly inspiration from the 40's and 50's but this look couldn't have been created or worn in any time but the present. It's SO now. This young lady knows what she's doing.
the free ladybug
May 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm
it is true????!!!
May 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Sorry, too vintage and costumey…
May 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm
ahh…those cute tiny feet! I'm jealous! :)Also like the pastel hues and…well…the whole atmosphere.Love,
May 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm
Almost too granny and I don't like the lips but to me the colors of the dress and shoes are sensual.
May 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm
aw loving her outfit! gorgeous x
May 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm
Love the comp of the dress and the building behind – just so co-ordinated!
May 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm
so cute and old fashioned. that coat is a great design.
She looks lovely !!
May 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm
This just screaaaaaams vintage. :)
May 10, 2010 at 6:23 pm
So chic, so 50
May 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm
Unless she is on her way to a photo shoot or smth she looks like she's trying too hard…
May 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm
VERY vintage! But didn't people in the 1930's have hands?
May 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm
I'm a vintage type girl but only one piece at a time!
May 10, 2010 at 7:40 pm
I love this pic. Its so vintage and I love shopping along soho and finding lil vintage boutiques. =)
May 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm
Wow what a lovely character. Such personality!
-KellySequins & Shadows
May 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm
Chic from HEAD to TOE, she reminds me of the flapper girls from the 1920's with her hairstyle and she has such a fresh face that the clothes look a bit too mature for her, overall the red lips and blue bow heels are a nice touch.
May 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm
Wow. This is by far my favorite outfit in a LONG time. smile fits it perfectly. Bravo!
May 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm
aww cute! love the colors
May 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm
Love it all!!! Modern twist on the 20's-50's. The jacket is amazing!!
May 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm
Charming women–but what's happened to the Sartorialist's coverage of men? A shortage of suitable subjects?
May 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm
Love the way her look and the background blend.
May 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm
Her coat is enormous but her shoes are amazing. Love the colour and the bows
May 10, 2010 at 10:42 pm
Whoa! I can't quite explain why, but this struck me as one of the craziest outfits you've ever posted. Maybe it's the dichotomy of the classic pre-war style blown completely–and Yamamoto-like–out of proportion. The essentials of a vintage look are perfectly there–lace stockings, polka dots, pearls and demure hemline, satchel and finger-waved hair–but she's playing on all these elements with the oversized cardigan, shrunken bag and heels, asymetrical blouse. It's playful and intriguing and incredibly dissonant at the same time. Wow.
May 10, 2010 at 10:43 pm
WOW this is great–I've always wondered how to get my hair to do the nice vintage wave, especially Grace Kelly-style every year right before Halloween….
May 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm
I appreciate the intent. I agree that it looks too much like a costume to really enjoy it.
May 10, 2010 at 11:11 pm
Hairstyle and dress look very 1930s and fit her facial and body type nicely. The oversize-sweatshirt-style coat doesn't really go.
Nice shoes, too.
May 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm
she's so cute!
May 10, 2010 at 11:45 pm
Fantastic style. It's hard to pull off this look but she's done it so well.
May 10, 2010 at 11:51 pm
May 11, 2010 at 12:29 am
I think if I could remove a few layers from her I'd like this look so much more. The dress/shoes/stockings are adorable, but the excess layers overwhelm it for me.
May 11, 2010 at 12:30 am
It amazes me that there are people who can dress up like those you see in magazines and look great. Very inspiring!!
May 11, 2010 at 12:42 am
I agree with Celia completely. This is someone who knows her favorite style-era well enough to play with it–in fact, the look on her face says it all. This is a woman who has fun with her clothes, and I can relate to that. I'm bummed that so many comments see this as 50s–way off there–or shrug it off as merely "vintage." My only question about the ensemble is: what's up with the pulling/crinkling in around the middle of the dress?
May 11, 2010 at 12:47 am
I'm loving this 1920s inspired look. The shoes are so great!
May 11, 2010 at 12:57 am
i love her hair and the red lips.. statement outfit!
May 11, 2010 at 1:18 am
VERY CLASSIC AND ELEGANT!!! LOVE IT!!
May 11, 2010 at 1:47 am
the background colours against her outfit – lovely!
May 11, 2010 at 2:01 am
Interesting…Well put together, soft. Great shoes, tights, red lips, hair. Nice bag, nice colors. Costume-y…so.
May 11, 2010 at 2:05 am
to die for. if the proportions were conventional it would be such a lovely classic 50s outfit anyway; her crazy abstraction of them makes it fascinating and modern. and the facial expression just makes it both mysterious and cute.
May 11, 2010 at 2:59 am
i absolutely respect such commitment to an image like this. its passionate, like a hobby. work that thing gorgeous.
May 11, 2010 at 3:02 am
But how will she do the jitterbug without hands! Mighty purty hair and fab shoes.
May 11, 2010 at 3:16 am
adorable girl with a perfect Fifthies look! Lovely pic!
May 11, 2010 at 3:27 am
I couldn't imagine the sensation if I should meet this kind of person in an ordinary day on my road. She is amazing. She must have a strong personality.I'd like to know her.
May 11, 2010 at 4:00 am
very retro.Its put together well.
May 11, 2010 at 4:17 am
Classy and cute at the same time.
May 11, 2010 at 4:44 am
She's gorgeous but those shoes are shoving her posture forward in a very unstylish way.
With all that bulk she doesn't need a bag on the side.
May 11, 2010 at 4:55 am
May 11, 2010 at 5:14 am
love this shot
May 11, 2010 at 5:37 am
Lovely, so chic…
May 11, 2010 at 5:49 am
For me, this lady is just the definition of spring! I like her easiness and her charm. She is just a beauty and a character too!
May 11, 2010 at 6:07 am
I like the shoes and tights and the spots on the bottom, not quite sure about the rest though.? Sheray.
May 11, 2010 at 6:12 am
wow nice cardigan … looks retro but is contemporary… shes got style :D
May 11, 2010 at 6:41 am
I love that look, she looks gorgeous!!!
May 11, 2010 at 6:59 am
I adore this picture. The clothes, and the woman wearing them, are gorgeous!
The Red Velvet Shoe
May 11, 2010 at 7:36 am
You just know I have to comment on this~~sweet, a bit Dorothy Parker~esque! Anything with polka dots is just plain fun, and her hair is lovely.
May 11, 2010 at 8:11 am
the stockings, the shoes, the dress – amazing…maybe take away the cardigan…
May 11, 2010 at 8:24 am
Very nice… but looks too premeditated to me :(
May 11, 2010 at 8:31 am
I love vintage influences in style. No doubt she looks adorable but this is a little to literal for me. Needs a modern touch methinks. Nice lippy though…
Jorge from W Palm Beach
May 11, 2010 at 9:12 am
Look at her closely, people. She is neither vintage nor costume-y. Asymetrical cardigan, the rouching on the middle front of her dress, and the jacket (linen?) are all contemporary. She knows something we dont! And those shoes? I am sorry but back then shoes did not look that good. Mr. Sart, how much more do we know of her? Intrigued here. Jorge from WPB
for me this is an INSIPID look….
May 11, 2010 at 9:21 am
OH MY GOD This is the look I dream of and never come close to achieving!!! Somewhere between the roaring 20's, the 30
May 11, 2010 at 9:37 am
Omg, that is sooo chic!
Though I like this outfit so much it still reminds me of this granny style where you can't see any skin at all!
May 11, 2010 at 9:41 am
lovely! very nice details (i.e. stockings, collar, bag)! and how much the colors of her clothes match those of the setting!:)szucs
May 11, 2010 at 9:46 am
She captures a moment incredibly well; she looks like she's incapsulated in time.
May 11, 2010 at 9:52 am
Yes, Adjyg, too literal for me, too. A little costume-y, even. Maybe if she just removed the flapper-length pearls? Or wore a lip color more complimentary to her peach dress? Having picked that nit, I love her verve and respect for the past–she certainly has more style than 99.9% of the populace.
May 11, 2010 at 9:59 am
I wonder if that collar is attached to the dress or if she found a dickey or a shirt to wear under that matches. I agree that the lace tights are a bit much. Without them and the funny pulling the dress is doing in the middle, I think it would be much less busy.
May 11, 2010 at 10:00 am
Oh my god, I think I just had a religious experience. And I'm an atheist.
May 11, 2010 at 10:36 am
I love the fact that it's a 'complete' 40s look, but with a contemporary twist: the coat. Without it, it would be too 'costumey'. And could she please, tell us how she does that beautiful hairdo???
May 11, 2010 at 10:50 am
i love it. the shoes, the tights, the necklace, the bag, all of it except the coat. it's very nice but sort of looks like she's wearing a baggy sweatshirt.
i love the angle of the buttons on the cardigan.
May 11, 2010 at 10:53 am
Wow, there is so much going on here that is truly artistic. Your photograph for starters, perfect blend and contrast of background and foreground. As for the young lady, she has stolen my heart and taken me back some thirty years when the first Vintage trend hit in the mid-70's well into the 80's. She has really pulled off a stunning look with her mixture of what appears to be vintage and new. Her hair is to die for. Heddi Lamar? Beautifully done!
May 11, 2010 at 10:59 am
she pulls this off really well. the jacket might be a little overwhelming? but when it's chilly, it's chilly. the shoes are my absolute favorite though. and i love what someone else already said, about how the colors of her outfit are echoed perfectly in the background. what a great coincidence!
proletarian Great Gatsby
May 11, 2010 at 11:03 am
The time machine (Herbert George Wells). She has travelleded to the 20's…
May 11, 2010 at 11:11 am
How I wish people still dressed like this… All the time.
May 11, 2010 at 11:21 am
Not digging the coat…way too big and sloppy looking. Otherwise, everything else is great.
May 11, 2010 at 11:22 am
dig the lips.
as for the rest…the layers aren't working, the dress doesn't fit her right, the horrible heavyweight cotton of that coat is fighting w/ the rest of the fabrics. The bag and the shoes clash in a bad way. This is like Lucille Ball gone awry.
May 11, 2010 at 11:29 am
LOVE HER EYE. This is my favorite shot in weeks, maybe months, is what I hope for when I check this site each day.
This woman revels in style, has chosen fabrics and lines to echo the 1930s and 40s, but with a contemporary twist (i.e. looseness of silhouette, heavy leather bag). The coat is actually not vintage, but contemporary in a good "vintage" fabric, linen.
Is this, as my mother would say, "a bit much"? You bet! Again, LOVE HER EYE. Let's all dress "a bit much" today, ok?
May 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm
I think she looks lovely. Sort of Coco before Chanel-ish. Not crazy about the big sweat coat, though.
May 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm
I think Celia nailed it with her comment. I absolutely love how crazy the proportions are. And the smirk on the woman's face clearly shows: "I know what I've got here and it's making you pause and think a little bit, isn't it? Good."
May 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm
I don't really like this very much, agree with the above comments about the oversized jacket/sweater which just ruins it for me. I'm not sure about the other sweater overtop the dress. What's wrong with the dress that she didn't just wear it as is?
May 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm
The contrast of this modern cardigan with her 1960s style isn't really working for me. The shoes are fun!
May 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Funny how her hands look like they disappeared :P
However, lovely picture as usual!
May 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Lovely picture….and THOSE SHOES! Adorable!
May 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm
I don't know what to say… this look is very intriguing almost magical!
May 11, 2010 at 6:13 pm
It's interesting how people, commenting on the era she is inspired by, so very knowingly all name a different year )))
I love the look on her face most of all – she knows that she attracts attention and enjoys every second of it. It really becomes her.
May 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm
where's my Titanic?
May 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm
her hair is perfect!
May 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm
LOVE THE VINTAGE LOOK… AND HER JACKET IS SOO DIFFERENT…
May 11, 2010 at 8:59 pm
This lady has layering perfected Lucy Laucht
May 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm
it is vintage, and so 50's but she should have modernized it. more flattering skirt length perhaps not so long. it looks very costume like.
May 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm
Minus the jacket, so cute. LOVE the shoes!!
May 12, 2010 at 2:55 am
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the earth color scheme, it creates a very desaturated monotone picture of the old school yet the lush vibrant red lips and rich skin tones just give life to this image and to that face!Love You Alice
Olivia (à Paris)
May 12, 2010 at 3:55 am
What a perfect look! Her hair, the colours, shoes, love it!
May 12, 2010 at 6:58 am
Wow! What a style. I want to be in New York!!….and the stockings?? and the marvellous shoes?? PERRRRFECTLY original
May 12, 2010 at 7:23 am
good point, nanna style :) reminds me of melbourne style
May 12, 2010 at 7:50 am
i really love the soft combination of colours..so fresh and romantic.. i admire this lady very much.
May 12, 2010 at 9:57 am
nuff said! x
May 12, 2010 at 1:12 pm
the individual pieces are interesting and cool, but they do not flatter her. i'd like to see the outfit minus the gigantic sweatshirt thing.
May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm
this is too much. face, hair, shoes are perfect. but the outfit is too overwhelming. would be presque parfait sans the sweater, coat, pearls and tights. i feel like the vintage makeup and hair needs to be balanced out with something more modern. c'est 2k10 y'all.
May 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm
great gatsby, this girls got style!
May 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm
pretty sure this girl works at the union sq. barnes and nobles
May 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm
looks like something out of melbourne!!
May 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm
She is so beautiful.
May 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm
is this Cindy Sherman portraying her grandmother??
i'll give this girl credit: this is the 5th time I've looked at this photo.
May 13, 2010 at 4:44 am
This is so wonderful! I love this vintage inspired look!
May 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm
Adorable. This made me smile. I don't think I could pull it off myself, but I'd want to tell her how fabulous she looked if I saw her on the street.
May 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm
this is bloody fantastic! not necessarily a granny look though, for heaven's sake. this is vintage done so boldly + exquisitely! ? + ?
May 14, 2010 at 10:09 am
I agree with Jona…too much – trying too hard and makes it not work in the end.
May 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm
I love the outfit! so pretty! :)
May 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm
Oh, those shoes<3
The sweater-layers make the look more modern, but I could do without the asymmetrical cardigan
May 15, 2010 at 1:28 am
Good lord, that's fantastic. Beautiful!
May 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm
There are so many critics and "fashion experts" offering so many different opinions. Some love it, some dont! What it comes down to, is that this works. If this were in a magazine, the designers' stock would be going up. She sells the outfit! I dont know anything about fashion trends or clothing eras, but I do know when something looks good and causes me to want to give that second glance.This one rates a third glance.
See Yoour Style
May 18, 2010 at 12:33 am
Prettiest neutrals I've seen in a long time.
May 18, 2010 at 10:06 am
I love the shoes.. shacha london aren
May 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm
Bah! I own those shoes, and I have been dying to wear them but am ashamed to admit that I have little to no imagination when it comes to pairing uncommon color schemes. What to wear with lavendar? PINK!Thank you, Sart.
May 24, 2010 at 1:06 am
From her lips to the purse…these are great points for eye catching color without taking over the soft tones of everything else she's wearing….OH and of course the shoes. Great job!
May 25, 2010 at 9:34 am
check out those shoes!! sooooo gorgeous
May 29, 2010 at 3:21 am
Good gravy, she looks perfect! And I should know '30s style. She's put herself together with careful attention to every detail. Excellent.
May 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm
I. Want. That. Coat. Badly.
June 2, 2010 at 4:49 am
The styling is exceptional, i'm feeling the 50s elegance and the current coloring of beiges, peaches and pink. The tan back is balancing the outfit and the shoes are adorable.
June 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm
A more contemporary hairstyle and less-literal shoes would've made this one a winner. As is, it's too costumey.
June 8, 2010 at 11:18 pm
June 18, 2010 at 8:33 am
I love clothing like this. I wish that I could see this instead of ripped denim and sneakers.
June 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm
shoes! those shoes! on my feet now please!
June 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm
July 3, 2010 at 5:18 am
although I appreciate the endless details in this outfit Im not feeling it. I feel like she's trying way too hard. especially for the daytime. I guess the really done up look is just not my style
July 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm
She looks like Joan Blondell!!! I love her shoes!
July 14, 2010 at 7:02 am
absolutely amazing…she is such a beauty…and this outfit is gorgeaus ,it really suits her
September 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm
Elements are good but all together?? hum not sure.. Tried too hard.