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December 2, 2007 at 11:20 pm
I don’t quite believe her to be her mom. Maybe she’s babysitting?
December 2, 2007 at 11:31 pm
If only my Parent/Guardian had dressed me so stylishly. I love the head scarf on the girl and the woman’s side pony tail. Lovely!
December 2, 2007 at 11:45 pm
Love the slightly matching awkward and sweet foot positions.
December 2, 2007 at 11:46 pm
oooh, la la. such a lovely photo. the girl, the little girl, and the background. the colors, the focus, the expressions, amazing shot.
overall, the girl and the little lady’s outfit are very interesting. the boots, however look a bit awkward, but it still goes with the whole look. it’s odd to me that the pea-coat is only buttoned up on one side… anyway, great photograph!
December 2, 2007 at 11:54 pm
i love this. everything about it!
December 2, 2007 at 11:55 pm
My wife sat next to this little girl on the subway today. Her mother was standing, and told her daughter not to touch the dirty hand rail and then play with gum in her mouth. They’re both beautiful. I believe the mother was wearing the same pants/boots. They were speaking a foreign language; we guessed they were eastern European?
December 3, 2007 at 12:08 am
Mom looks like a model, or at least she’s studied the toes-in model posing techniques.The little girl is wearing her own style. It’s just age appropriate. It looks like she dressed herself in her brightly-colored skirt and neglected to completely fasten her own shoes, as my own girls would have. Plus, it all looks so warm and comfortable.
December 3, 2007 at 12:13 am
beautiful! i love how both pairs of feet look a little self concious or awkward.
Brazilian Girl #7
December 3, 2007 at 12:14 am
Couldn’t be lovelier. :) I really like the mother’s outfit: The pants are very well styled and coat balances out the boots.
December 3, 2007 at 12:20 am
two angels or two spirits
December 3, 2007 at 12:55 am
What a lovely couple!
December 3, 2007 at 12:56 am
She’s a mother? Both look fabulous.
December 3, 2007 at 1:01 am
Mom looks lovely at first glance, but I am too soon distracted by the extreme pigeon toe stance, which I find unpleasantly disturbing.
Love the kid’s shoes and skirt.
December 3, 2007 at 1:06 am
this photo is a treasure.
December 3, 2007 at 1:10 am
They are too cute. Digging the details on Mom’s boots.
December 3, 2007 at 1:36 am
December 3, 2007 at 1:39 am
cute how the mother’s left foot turn in and the daugher’s right foot as well.
December 3, 2007 at 2:25 am
for some reason the picture doesn’t link to a larger version of itself. i’d love to see more detail of this one! mother and daughter are both adorable.
December 3, 2007 at 2:56 am
You know, I have been following your blog all the way from India. This is how my day begins. I take my cup of coffee, walk into the study (I work from home), log on, and come straight to the blog.
And the day there is a new picture, I am happy. Very happy. So Mr. Sartorialist, did you know that you make the lives of people across the world a little better. That’s a big thing, you know. your blog is no longer about fashion. It has become a case study.
December 3, 2007 at 3:20 am
Like the short sleeves! And her hair, not too fixed but still beautiful.
December 3, 2007 at 3:51 am
Request, please. Would you tell us more about these ladies and why you shot them. Does she have an eastern euroepean accent? I find the picture very captivating. To me the woman exerts effortless style, which is evident in non-self-conscious way she dressed her daughter.
December 3, 2007 at 4:16 am
Looks more like her older sister. I like her coat, her facial expression and her shoes. But her stance (her left leg inwards thing) is a bit weird. The little girl is adorablea and with any luck will go on to inherit her momma’s style and looks.
December 3, 2007 at 4:26 am
I Love You Mr. Sartorialist.
Vistiendo a Candela
December 3, 2007 at 4:51 am
I like the mother`s outfit but not the daughter`s.
December 3, 2007 at 4:54 am
They look so cute together!
December 3, 2007 at 5:56 am
What a stylish mother!
December 3, 2007 at 7:07 am
Oooh!!! Lovely!! :)
December 3, 2007 at 7:41 am
They both loo so cute!
December 3, 2007 at 8:25 am
how cute! I love how the other gives off that dark vibe as though motherhood is rough but she’s still able to pull off a chic look. def strong as a mother. The daughter looks like she’s going to grow into her mother too…
December 3, 2007 at 8:43 am
Lemons @ 11:45 PM is so right…”Love the slightly matching awkward and sweet foot positions.”
December 3, 2007 at 8:52 am
I love the subjects eyecontact with you when the photograph was taken. The feeling is amazing.
December 3, 2007 at 9:10 am
The feet are speaking volumes in this shot!
Very well composed photograph.
December 3, 2007 at 9:31 am
Wow, that mother looks very conscious of her appearance – her pose and face are kind of ridiculous. the child hopefully chose her own clothing to explain why she looks a bit … well a different level of style from momma fashionplate. And is every woman in nyc pigeon-toed? This is the most asinine stance i have ever seen.
December 3, 2007 at 9:36 am
It’s not just the feet, but the general mirroring in miniature of expression, arms, feet; it’s almost bewilderment in front of a camera.
December 3, 2007 at 9:49 am
I love to see the pictures in the larger form, but when I clicked today it downloaded to my desktop. I sometimes do grab bloggers pictures for my own desktop/screen saver use, but it never downloads automatically. I wondered if it was my mac or a blogger setting?
I’m staring at the NY sidewalk picture while enjoying our first large snowfall in NH ……
December 3, 2007 at 9:56 am
Both girls look sweet. But I can´t help being disturbed that the mother hasn´t spend effort,time and money on her own outfit. The little girl should also have had a bit more consideration on her outfit. Now the only cool thing she has is this charming `hat´.
December 3, 2007 at 10:22 am
Great photo!They are a stylish pair; more parent/child photos please!
December 3, 2007 at 10:24 am
The little girl is so cute! I love her look.
December 3, 2007 at 10:29 am
…so cute.(teenage mother perhaps??)
December 3, 2007 at 10:34 am
Re: anonymous 2:25am
I noticed the same thing! It seems to be the same on all blogger.com posts from December… Very annoying; I do not want to download every pic I want to take a closer look at.
Sart, is this something you can fix (i.e. up to each blogger to determine settings) or is it out of your hands?!
Love the blog!
December 3, 2007 at 10:45 am
Wow – both giving you an intense look. Dramatic.
December 3, 2007 at 10:55 am
When I clicked on the photo, I had to open it with Windows Picture and Fax viewer, but the photo was much larger than usual! I could see many more of all the little details I’ve always wanted to see. Please continue with the larger photo sizes!
December 3, 2007 at 11:10 am
Gorgeous, just love it!
December 3, 2007 at 11:13 am
Hey Sart, The same problem has popped up with this picture. It’s asking me to run or save the phots again.
December 3, 2007 at 11:53 am
No, I don’t believe their mother and daughter. Maybe they’re cousins?
December 3, 2007 at 12:17 pm
Beautiful woman.Mother and daughtet, same stance, same stare.
December 3, 2007 at 12:18 pm
Completely, utterly charming.
December 3, 2007 at 12:26 pm
They’re both so cute. Almost like two little girls (the crooked feet!). I love how youthful the mom looks. It’s inspirational to me, especially because today I look like a congresswoman from the 1980s. Not sure how that happened, but it’s not a good thing.
December 3, 2007 at 12:32 pm
Now that is one hip Momma! These two have the same dramatic eyes and pretty skin–good things to run in a family, indeed.
I always wonder to what extent children choose and enjoy their own clothes. My memory is foggy, but I seem to recall feeling very pretty a hot pink dress with a full, tiered skirt waaaaaaay back in the early 70′s.
December 3, 2007 at 12:34 pm
Count me in as one of three who found the mother’s foot position a bit odd.
They are darling, these two, but there is something about the mother that feels doll-like and precious.
Asian Models Blogger
December 3, 2007 at 1:06 pm
I totally dig mommy’s look. Love the jacket over skinny jeans and high heeled boots.
December 3, 2007 at 1:53 pm
Beautiful shot, but I’d bet a hundred dollars that’s the girl’s nanny, not her mom.
December 3, 2007 at 2:05 pm
So stylish in two totally different ways. Great body language and faces.
December 3, 2007 at 2:24 pm
Deer in headlights!
That woman’s eyes are gorgeous though.
December 3, 2007 at 2:26 pm
I like her carefree pony with very clean clothing lines. The background lends interest too.
This is perfect — a wonderful way to start the week. And you know, pratishtha at 2:56 am is right…
December 3, 2007 at 2:30 pm
They’re just lovely! OMG, they’re so cute!
December 3, 2007 at 3:06 pm
I’ve had very few moments where I actually wanted to be a mother, this is definitely one of them. How fabulous.
December 3, 2007 at 3:20 pm
Amazingly beautiful pic. Very very cute.
December 3, 2007 at 3:34 pm
My guess is that they are swedish..
December 3, 2007 at 3:40 pm
To earlier an comment: this woman can’t spend effort, time, or money on her outfit. She’s a mother! Maybe what makes this duo beautiful is that they have managed to look messily flawless without these 3 things, of which too many people think are key to style.
December 3, 2007 at 3:41 pm
ugh how can I stop from getting these comments in my mailbox!? really annoying.
December 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm
MelissaI think you checked-off the box to have the comments forwarded to your email
just uncheck the box
December 3, 2007 at 4:22 pm
what sort of camera do you use to compose your shots? i love the clarity and stark contrast. also do you use photo editing software to touch up or enhance your shots?
December 3, 2007 at 4:23 pm
I don’t know for sure they are mother and daughter but the way they interacted and the fact that it was Saturday (no nannies) has led me to guess they are mother & daughter
W magazine intern (should be working)
December 3, 2007 at 4:25 pm
can’t see any of urn posts on my mac. tried from two diff computers.
December 3, 2007 at 4:27 pm
I like the slightly dishelved edge to the Mother. The coat is gorgeous as are the boots. I hope I’m that fabulous when if I become a Mom.
December 3, 2007 at 5:04 pm
They are so so cute. Love it.
Lovely photo as always.
December 3, 2007 at 5:19 pm
usually I agree w/ you. I don’t get it this time…
December 3, 2007 at 6:17 pm
I must agree whole-heartedly with the reader from India, although I am not quite as far away (Vancouver, Canada) – I came across your blog a few months ago and it is now part of my daily ritual to let myself me surprised by your lovely pictures, and to read everyone’s comments! So thank you!As for the picture, it is a lovely pair,although the child seems more adult (in spirit) than the mother. And I’d also like to say that while the Sartorialist is particular about jacket sleeve length for men, I am surprised that he, or no one else has commented on her unusual sleeve length (personally, I’d prefer them longer).
December 3, 2007 at 6:30 pm
mother’s outfit is great, but I really love that the little girl isn’t dressed too trendily. she just looks toasty and adorable. very nice!
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December 3, 2007 at 6:32 pm
I must say that I find it quite offensive that many people here think that such a lovely, young woman couldn’t possibly be the mother of a young girl. Hmph.
The shot is (as always) gorgeous, as are the mother and daughter.
December 3, 2007 at 7:00 pm
I believe I know who they are. They are in fact sisters.
December 3, 2007 at 7:19 pm
Adorable! I love your blog!
December 3, 2007 at 7:34 pm
They are both, uh, cute – in the pleasant sense that they have lovely faces, and, to me, in the negative sense, that at least the elder one poses for cute and the young one attempts that. A grown woman doing the toe-in thing is great body language? Spare us.(I don’t care what fashion empresses pose that way.)
December 3, 2007 at 7:36 pm
i found a coat like that at the salvation army for 9 bucks.
December 3, 2007 at 7:45 pm
I see in this image: the way youthfulness is represented in popular culture and fashion, and standing next to it, real youth.
December 3, 2007 at 7:58 pm
Love it. Kind of makes me think of Natasha Kinski (who plays a young mother) in Paris, Texas.
December 3, 2007 at 8:08 pm
If a man posed pigeon-toed would people call it “adorable” or just plain weird?
December 3, 2007 at 8:48 pm
I love how both mother and daughter’s feet placement are! So funny!
December 3, 2007 at 9:21 pm
i like the sweater showing under the cropped arm on the jacket. it never gets old. something charming about a mother sporting an outfit that looks just as thrown together as her daughters. messy and beautiful. i love it.
December 3, 2007 at 9:56 pm
I love the sleeve length on the coat coupled with the sweater.
I also really like how the right side of her sweater collar is tucked under the coat. It makes the look seem so effortless.
Of course, it helps that she’s beautiful
December 3, 2007 at 10:15 pm
I find the woman and little girl both naturally striking (such beautiful faces), but their dress seems less than inspired. That woman’s boots seem huge (not to mention the pigeon toe..). Usually I think your shots capture thought and style so well, but sweet as this pair is, is their dress really sartorial?
December 3, 2007 at 10:27 pm
Amazing. I love the hot mom thing & hope I am one, so I give kudos to her. And bravo to all moms & dads who let their kids dress themselves and wear wacky/silly/old/ratty/mismatched/whatever kind of stuff. My son wore leggings with holes in the knees as a five year old, so I am all about letting them be. Within reason anyway.
December 3, 2007 at 11:05 pm
Wow.. She’s a very elegant mommy.. I love her 3/4 coat.. Her strap matches her peeking sweater, and her boots are to die for! Her daughter is too cute to be true, I like her outfit, very colorful and free-spirited
December 3, 2007 at 11:37 pm
My daughter has a leopard printed hat she herself bargain at the 26th St flee market for $1 and wears it to school every day. It is very important to let children be themselves. Choosing clothes is primordial decision making practice. This little girl is her own stylist that is clear. The young mom is obviously straggling with time that is also clear jet she manages to come together as a cute and brave, high hills and children is a hard combo. Being a mom myself I credit her creativity and beauty.The entry from India is so true… me loves Sart the Wizard of Globalization, bringing people together in the name of beauty and communication.
December 4, 2007 at 12:20 am
The mom is so young!
December 4, 2007 at 12:21 am
I love the matching stances, and her coat.
December 4, 2007 at 12:28 am
Ok. Someone knew that this is a picture of two sisters. It now makes sence that the older one has fixed her outfit to perfection and the little girl has just been dragged along.And little girls at some age just love to put on a pretty dress.I remember when my younger daughter used to say that she had to have a flowery dress and a pair of sandals-even though it was winter!
December 4, 2007 at 1:10 am
beautiful beings. very striking, indeed.
December 4, 2007 at 2:30 am
Why is it so hard for some people to beleive she is a mother? I am a 24 year old mother of two, and I don’t look half bad! Ha.
December 4, 2007 at 5:06 am
i think her amazing outfit is a bit distracted by that crazy hair. but at least I can rest assured that I am not the only one who reverts to a messy side pony even on days when my outfit is fabulous.
it seems like the little one had the right idea and wore a nice functional hat : ]
December 4, 2007 at 5:11 am
Enough comments about the pigeon-toed thing. When you pose for your own pictures, you can stand however you want. It looks great in this photo, and communicates something about the subject. It also works to balance the subject. And although she’s not my type, I have to admit that she looks amazing.
December 4, 2007 at 6:19 am
Love the jumper and coat layering.. the length of the sleeves are a nice touch.
December 4, 2007 at 6:48 am
Pratishtha’s comment is spot on. This makes my day better. I’m wondering if the foot thing of the mother and child is a side-effect of a hurried pose: the mother is gathering in the child with her left arm, they haven’t reset their outside feet, so the inside feet displace. I don’t have a small child to try it out on but I did try with a chair in front of a mirror and I could get something of the foot-turning-in effect. I love the contrast between the instability of the pose and the sureness of the eyecontact.
December 4, 2007 at 8:32 am
This is an amazing shot. Picture perfect. Gorgeous.
December 4, 2007 at 12:13 pm
she is the mom. her name is lindsay, the little girl is izabella.
December 4, 2007 at 12:45 pm
These are sisters, not Mother and daugther.
December 4, 2007 at 12:50 pm
I love the fact that the little girl looks lovely and colourful but still every inch a little girl – not tarted up in mini Prada or Juicy sweats. A crucial lesson to mothers everywhere: let your children be children, for crying out loud.
December 4, 2007 at 1:41 pm
There is such thing as Young Cute Mothers, my sister was one, I was one, my mother was one!!! you don’t have to be the the stereotype mom in sneakers. For the incredulous ones I bet my pinky Carine Roitfeld was a YCM .Blonde is sexy and has a fun shoes, why not… she is a young mom in her twenties with some style, so what! Little blonde looks like a very independent child who picks her own clothes like mommy, bravo!
December 4, 2007 at 2:18 pm
I am sure you asked them whether or not they were mother and daughter, but I get mistaken as a mother when wandering around with my sister sometimes. :D I love the older girl’s purple/grey cardigan peeking out of her coat, it definitely adds a colour depth to the outfit along with her bag’s chain. I like that her mock-schoolgirl side ponytail actually looks… kind of cool, instead of gimmicky or kitsch. Probably because it’s further back on her head?
And of course I adore the younger girl, I love that they both have very sure gazes and that they are their feet are so awkward. Her huge purple jacket is also kickass – if only I had dressed like that as a kid!
December 4, 2007 at 3:42 pm
what a beautiful russian mother and daughter! with all respect to her background.it’s a copy of me with my oldest daughter (5): I do look youngish and cool (sometimes) and she does her best choosing the colour combinations…, which sometimes make me lough (from inside, I never let her notice that). I love to give her the opportunity to make her own choices in choosing clothes, clolours….
December 4, 2007 at 3:46 pm
Sorry for naming her Russian. she can be ukrainian or belorushian. But definitly she is from ex Sovjet Union.
December 4, 2007 at 7:12 pm
Absolutely enchanting picture
December 4, 2007 at 8:49 pm
I’m almost uncomfortable with how childish the mother comes across. I think she’s beautiful, but there’s a lack of assertiveness in her stance that makes me wonder. As for the outfits, I think the mother’s coat and books are stunning and I love the little girl’s mismatched look. It’s right.
December 5, 2007 at 4:49 am
Skinny jeans.Shoes/boots you cant walk properly in.Girlie look on her face.What a strange way to be a woman.The little girl looks mature in comparison.
December 5, 2007 at 11:04 am
just plainly beautiful :)
December 5, 2007 at 3:51 pm
Gorgeous…I love the slightly looser skinny pants tucked into her boots.
December 5, 2007 at 4:49 pm
this is my homegirl lindsay and her daughter bella. lindsay does look rather eastern euro in this shot, face wise, however she’s from good ol utah. bella gives herself haircuts and then lindsay copiers her. bella makes up songs and then lindsays sings them to us. this photo is surely the perfect representation of the two mystical people behind it. i’m obessed.
December 5, 2007 at 6:05 pm
i want to cry.
All Things Bright and Beautiful...
December 5, 2007 at 10:29 pm
Bring on more mother & child photos Sart – they’re inspirational
December 6, 2007 at 8:54 pm
Yes, more mother and child pics! I love this, if she is the nanny or mommy, they both look awesome and each own their own style. Very cool.
December 7, 2007 at 6:46 pm
I would find her stylish if she had dressed her daughter well. Too bad.Other than that, she looks lovely. And her adorable young, awkward stance is charming!
December 8, 2007 at 9:28 pm
Such a gorgeous shot.Someone commented that the mother looks childish & lacks an assertive stance. Isn’t it possible that she is a young mother & why should all mothers have an assertive stance just because one happens to prefer it? Our judgements reflect our mindsets.
December 8, 2007 at 9:54 pm
Mother and Daughter?Seriously?Too good to be true!
December 9, 2007 at 6:30 am
i had seen a woman & child like them in macau..the woman woar a skinny jeans n she’s hair–gold too,they aren’t macau people..i though they was born in cannada or other…very funny when i saw them~AHHA.
December 9, 2007 at 10:37 am
The little girl’s skirt looks like one from a French store, du pareil au meme.
My daughter has the same, only purple.
December 9, 2007 at 11:42 am
Wow – that litle grl is going o have such good style when she is older!Love the coat on her mother.
December 10, 2007 at 9:23 pm
Ahhh… I am lucky enough to be friends with both of these beautifull women. They are infact mother and daughter. I spent yesterday sleeping at their apartment where the little girl tried unsuccessfully to wake me up. What a strange thing to run into your friends online.
December 17, 2007 at 6:31 am
is it weird three commenters know these two? lovely mama
December 19, 2007 at 5:31 pm
I love everything about this photo!
December 25, 2007 at 8:14 pm
fantastic pic, lv the clothes the mothers wearing. contrast between the two is excellent. mum looks like a model.
December 26, 2007 at 11:32 pm
A grown woman doing the toe-in thing is great body language? Spare us.
Oh, shut it. Some people stand that way naturally. I’m twenty-seven, and I stand that way all the time. I just do. It’s not on purpose, it’s not affected, it’s not because I saw it in a magazine, it’s not because I want to look like a broken doll. My feet just naturally turn that way, especially if I’ve been walking a distance and my feet hurt or if I feel self-conscious because someone’s turned a camera on me. Stop telling other people what grown women ought to be and what they ought not to be just because you’re jealous of a woman in a picture for getting more attention than you.
December 27, 2007 at 11:16 pm
just look at natalia vodianova. she looks like a child, yet she has 3 gorgeous kids. i guess its just the genes.
this girl is unbelievably gorgeous!
December 29, 2007 at 1:55 am
a powerful picture. Who the child is and what she will become, what the woman was and can never be again. Similar expressions. Luminous innocence, colour, print, awkward feet. Mother, subtle colour, perfect collar. She has awkward feet too.
January 31, 2008 at 12:36 am
to have enough time too look like that if your a mother seems astonishing in itself. change the shoes because the bunching of the jeans is akward. do that and we’ll be all good.
March 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm
Love this picture, except for the pigeon-toed stance. Maybe it is just her natural posture but I’m pretty tired of seeing models in general positioned this way to look awkward-on-purpose.this is a great sight, very inspiring fashion-ways!
April 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm
Another pic that should go straight to best pics! this is perfect, there is no doubt in my mind that the young woman has not had any model training of some sort, if not she should really think of taking up modelling. i love the contrast of her quite fashionable and edgy look with the little girls gaudy outfit. it’s almost like an oxymoron but with people!