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December 15, 2007 at 11:51 am
December 15, 2007 at 11:59 am
everyone says ankle straps give the impression of bigger calves. well i can’t see it here – and even if i could, who cares with such pretty glasses and a tiny waist.
its a winner.
December 15, 2007 at 12:02 pm
#1: Sexy Art Grrl.
#2: Incredible face and sense of style!…it’s as if her face were a painting by Lucien Freud…truly, an incredible face / expression!
#3: I like her…she looks like a character in an episode of Poirot.
December 15, 2007 at 12:55 pm
#3: or a postmodern Flora Poste!
Why are the art kids always so cool?
December 15, 2007 at 1:21 pm
hey sart, dont know if u’ve done it before; but how about some winter hats stuff? i think women gave up on nice AND warm hats long ago, to show off the hair, maybe? i dont mean the 40s-50s male hats with an androgynous sexiness… i mean some ladies in nice warm hats together with nice hair (like the lady u posted on dec 3rd).
everybody has red ears around me (the netherlands) but no hats–unless they are younger than 15.
December 15, 2007 at 1:41 pm
The 2nd one actually has the best outfit in my opinion but would it kill to not look like you’ve just been told you’re being kicked out of your house, your Mum has died and you have diabetes all at once?
December 15, 2007 at 3:00 pm
nice the purple gradients with orange-brown hair.
December 15, 2007 at 3:46 pm
Does anybody know where last lady’s coat came from? It’s gorgeous!
December 15, 2007 at 3:54 pm
the girl on the second picture doent look extremely happy to be posing… but she should!! her style is amazing!! i luv the pants, the coat, the belt… everything is genius!
December 15, 2007 at 5:04 pm
Paul pincus is right on the money! I have a real thing for the English and for English style – something about understatement with a touch of quirk, the wools. Love, love, love it.
December 15, 2007 at 5:39 pm
LOL anon 1:41.
i couldn’t agree more. that expression is just….priceless.
the shoes are quite cute though.
December 15, 2007 at 6:28 pm
The woman in the second picture looks miserable! Cheer up! You’re getting photographed by The Sart! That must be something to smile about!SD
December 15, 2007 at 7:28 pm
The third one looks a little like Isabella Blow.
But I’m confused… shouldn’t there be snow on the ground?
December 15, 2007 at 7:42 pm
Love outfit number two, especially the shoes which I might just have to search the shops for.
December 15, 2007 at 8:04 pm
I love the entire outfit for the second photo. The coat is well structured, the shirt’s ribbon balances and tames the masculinity, and her haircut adds a nice color to the overall style (probably too heavy if her hair was dark color).
December 15, 2007 at 8:30 pm
#2 looks so sad that it’s kind of unbearable to look at her.
December 15, 2007 at 8:48 pm
Lady #2 cannot leave one speechless. I love her style. Makes me want to go and buy MJ shoes.
December 15, 2007 at 10:00 pm
#3′s bob is fantastic!great bag too!
i agree on #2, she looks as if she wants nothing to do with the camera.
December 15, 2007 at 10:27 pm
I can’t wait for it to be that green outside again here…
December 15, 2007 at 11:35 pm
i love the unusual background and those ankle strap heels. I want to give that girl a hug! Maybe she wasn’t having a very good day.
December 16, 2007 at 3:19 am
Well , we sure live in a free world.At least in our part of the world.When it comes to clothes ,religous symbols and many other things.That´s a GOOD thing.As a Christian I don´t mind seeing the cross in unexpected situatons.But I can think of at least one other religion that would not tolerate it´s symbols being used in such a profane situation as an art exhibition.
By the way: I like the suit the lady is wearing.It looks sharp.the silhouette ads definition and determination to the woman wearing it.I like that. A modern take on what my mother wore in the 1950´s.
December 16, 2007 at 4:38 am
Girl 3 is the one I like best.Somehow though her pants seem a bit queer.Are they too large or too long?
December 16, 2007 at 5:33 am
J’adore those wide legged pants… So gorgeous!
December 16, 2007 at 10:13 am
#2 makes me want to commit suicide – and in addition i’m just not feeling her look. she looks dowdy and lost.
December 16, 2007 at 10:30 am
I really love the fact that girl #1 has red knees. She looks lotaly glamorous but yet you can tell she isn’t afraid to get down on her knees and do something. Love it,
and love the background too.
December 16, 2007 at 10:42 am
i love girl #2. Her outfit, hair and expression too! There must be lots going on in her head! I love difficult and awkward people.
December 16, 2007 at 1:55 pm
An 10:13. Wow you really said it all.Am a bit surprised that Sart released your comment-but could´t agree with you more.
December 16, 2007 at 2:25 pm
The suit on Woman #1 is JUST the sort of thing I’m hoping to buy after Christmas to wear to work. I adore it.
December 16, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Maybe the 2nd girl naturally looks like that, you assholes.
December 16, 2007 at 3:35 pm
why does lady#2 have such an expression on her face?
December 16, 2007 at 9:02 pm
Sart you just keep getting better.#1 BRILLIANT!! The more I look at it the more wonderful it becomes. I love how her shape in the tailored suit is mirrored by that cool project to her right. Rusty cross-like shape is nice. And the rectangle is repeated, flat white on the wall, then in many smaller rectangles on what seems to be another project. I love how this piece adds some interest to the shot too. then in stone and on the floor with tape and everything seems to frame the girl in this shot or lead to her somehow, or relate to her somehow. The angle of the cross and the depth of the room and the foreground with your girl in the center. I want to ask if this was intentional, but as i look at it i think it had to be, right?#2 great shot too if youre intention was to give me nightmares tonight. Look at her left hand! i am a little scared of her. sorry.#3 patent bag, patent shoes, i suggest a belt to complete the look. a hem for the pants perhaps, or even better over a tall blonde shoe to match her hair, and hand on the hip pose instead of in the pocket in this instance, just for a little feminine charm. thanks sart. great pics!
December 17, 2007 at 4:54 am
Love #3. The structure and monotone colour wouldn’t be nearly so striking with out that sharp ginger hair. such a smart and confident look.
December 17, 2007 at 9:55 am
#3 her bob is beautiful… and her clothes/style are/is perfect! i like it very much…! but i think, when i see she on street, i will think she’s a french woman :-)! nice, nice…
December 17, 2007 at 10:58 am
I love this blog for the street fashion but also for the controversy it stirs up between European and American cultural attitudes-the endless cigarette controversy, the baffled American response to someone who prefers not to grin at the camera…
December 17, 2007 at 11:48 am
Very nice shots. I especially like the bottom girl’s stance. But the middle girl looks to me like she could use some sleep.
December 17, 2007 at 12:09 pm
They’re right about English ladies: ‘They all look so pale…’
Nice shots though.
December 17, 2007 at 12:44 pm
I love all 3! To me these are gorgeous examples of women doing suiting or some version of it very, very well.
They all look feminine: the big struggle for me as a woman is to feel feminine and FEMALE in a suit. I don’t like masculine clothing on women and esp. not on myself.
They all look creative, yet still conservative enough for anyone who insists that you wear a suit (I hate being forced to wear suits, can you tell?)
Their personal style comes through loud and clear: this is what I always attempt when putting on my suits, and I hope I pull it off.
They all look very comfortable yet polished.
Thanks so much! Inspiration for the work day.
December 17, 2007 at 5:59 pm
not sure if you or anyone else has realized this yet, but your photo of girl #2 is either:
a. a photograph of someone who will make an iconic image in the near future.
b. a photograph of someone who is an iconic image.
c. an iconic image.
just thought I’d point it out to you. Save this one for the cover of your book.
and thank you.
December 17, 2007 at 6:04 pm
These are the reactions when Sart puts someone who is not conventionally beautiful on his blog. (#2). Key word here is CONVENTIONALLY. This blog is about people who look different and whose looks convey a certain personality. I love the way her coat is slightly ajar and her belt is loose- it makes a structured outfit looser and freer (the skirt also helps).10:13, if a woman who looks different from the pack makes you ‘want to commit suicide’, you are missing the point of this blog and style in general.
December 17, 2007 at 11:03 pm
(dear sart. im really sorry but i feel my post on the three ladies may have been harsh, esp comments on #2 and id hate to hurt her feelings. I was wondering if you wouldnt mind taking it down please? sorry this might be an odd request, and i will be more mindful next time. thanks. good luck finding nice shoe trees!! hope you get em for xmas. i really enjoy your blog btw.) -unna.
December 18, 2007 at 1:25 am
Enough of the nasty comments on no. 2.Actually I thought the blogger would omit these sorts of hurtful personal comments. Why doesn’t he? I have had much milder comments censored – when they have only been slightly critical of a person’s clothing. There’s a difference.
December 18, 2007 at 6:06 am
the strawberry bob! she´s perfect. she is so vivid and sharp, has some soul. she is very london. very 20s but in a sincere way. yes, a 9. :)
December 18, 2007 at 11:44 am
I adore #2′s shoes.
December 19, 2007 at 12:03 pm
cms said it well: the baffled American response to someone who prefers not to grin at the camera…
not sure if that’s a skirt or pants in the second shot, but lovely either way with those shoes. I’m curious as to what she is thinking.
December 19, 2007 at 5:23 pm
No. 2 looks particularly art school (I was at art school in the early 80s) in a very stylish way. I love the little-girl-lost look about her, especially with the purple snake on the floor behind her.
January 13, 2008 at 10:51 am
Oh wow you were at frieze art fair, now I wish I hadn’t given it a miss! Absolutely love no.3 what I’d wear on a typical day to work. Love the coat!