79 comments

  1. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 8:45 am

    nicely done! but does anyone know where she bought those amazing leggings?

  2. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 8:53 am

    This picture is quite creepy.The woman is so fragile and it is impossible to guess her age. So many questions arise,questions left without answers…

  3. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Nice Portrait.

  4. ginjin3

    November 7, 2007 at 9:04 am

    i bet she has a flickr account. scott, can you ask her where she uploads her photos?

  5. Alice Olive

    November 7, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Cute outfit, serious expression. Was she aware you were shooting her? She appears so delicate.

  6. AM

    November 7, 2007 at 9:20 am

    She’s become quite a star on the fashion blogs. Has anyone found out who she is? I want her to be my best friend.

  7. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:21 am

    so when are you going to reveal some bio info about this woman? she obviously gets around, but for what purpose? why the mystery? photographic minds want to know!

  8. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:27 am

    I dig it…adore the boots. Anyone who tries and succeeds at pulling off two-toned shoes have my vote. She’s definitely got her fashion mojo workin’.

    That handbag is extra nice (croc Birkin?) and I don’t even go for these huge bags that are popular now, esp. on someone as small as she is, but she’s managed to pull that one off too.

  9. Michelle

    November 7, 2007 at 9:34 am

    There’s something very Marguerite Duras about her…

  10. Tiffany

    November 7, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Beautiful!
    The tights and shoes are so unexpected.

  11. amandasi

    November 7, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Must confess that I wasn’t really into this until I read Michelle’s comment re Duras….spot on. After a second viewing, I love it.

  12. Sarah

    November 7, 2007 at 11:00 am

    Is that a medium-format Mamiya she’s holding? LOVE!

  13. jamesy

    November 7, 2007 at 11:10 am

    She is like a modern Anais Nin, but with a camera! I adore this Chic-ka. To me she is a relative of those Olson girls. She has a great ethereal vibe, A fearsome sensibility, and a look of beautiful sorrow.
    Scott…love the love of biscuits bring us this girls bio. She surely must be a candidate for your list, you do seem to have a passion for capturing her!
    COME ON SCOTT!!!!!
    Cheers, Jamesy
    PS just passed you on 15th heading towards startbucks…nice outfit!

  14. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 11:17 am

    I love the lack of jewelry – she has a dramatic haircut, dramatic bag, dramatic clothes – but it all works together. I think the lack of jewelry or anything too “shiny” really adds to her look. She’s someone who has the confidence and know-how to pull off something that would overwhelm most others.

  15. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 11:40 am

    saw her in the same outfit on facehunter in october

  16. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Love her hair and those shoes!! Who makes the shoes?

  17. CKDexterHaven

    November 7, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Like “ginjin” and “anoynmous,” i wanna see her PHOTOGRAPHS!

    To “am” — I’ll fight you for her. Winner gets the BFF.

  18. Alice

    November 7, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    knew i had seen her before!

    here

    here

    and here

    the camera’s the same across two pictures as well as the shoes… she’s so interesting to look at. is she present online somewhere with a blog/photo account?

  19. Minn

    November 7, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Jazzy shoes! And punk tights (so many references with those tights! I love it)!

    Her tunic is beautiful: it’s so simple but it fits her perfectly (especially around the neck and shoulders. So elegant. So elegant.) and I bet the drape of the skirt flows wonderfully when she walks. Thank you Sarto!

  20. The Clothes Horse

    November 7, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Wow, those tights and those shoes, gorgeous.

  21. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    I agree with tiffany, the components of this outfit are unexpected, but when you see them all together they make perfect sense. love it.

  22. natalia

    November 7, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    I love this outfit! The leggings are great! Well done!

  23. Spelling Mistakes

    November 7, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    Great boots, matching great leggings.
    Its not that simple to put such strong element so near each other. But, it works.

  24. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    LOVE the style of this. Those boots. I want them!

  25. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    is it just me or do her shoes seem too big?

  26. Natalie

    November 7, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    Yet another question about the girl’s clothing, but does anyone know who makes/made the boots she wearing?

    i really love the way she dresses from photograph to photograph. she has such distinct style, but without being flamboyantly over-the-top.

  27. Barbara

    November 7, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Love this. I haven’t mastered the booties with dresses and skirts. Love everything about this combination!

  28. Maria

    November 7, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    she is sooo fun!
    This woman is one stylish individual.
    Again and again she looks unique and so charming.

  29. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    I love her style, I love everything, but the picture is ruined by her attitude. She seems so mad, or maybe just ignorant.

  30. citizen

    November 7, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    She has a sort of waifish quality, but she is most definitely not a girl. That’s a fully grown woman, without a doubt.
    Interesting shoes.

  31. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Cool cool cute girl! She looks so cheeky in all the pictures. And outrageously dressed — just smashing!

  32. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    She’s wearing heels and looking sad. Does she have a collection of photos of you somewhere? She has clearly such personality. I want to see her work too.

  33. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    i love this woman…

  34. Hundrednorth

    November 7, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    I was about to write something defending her look against the inevitable critics, but why bother? This girl just rocks.

    Sart, you MUST tell us who she is.

  35. Brian

    November 7, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Those tights and shoes are fabulous

  36. elyse

    November 7, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    those shoes are amazing. where where WHERE can i find them?

  37. lloyda

    November 8, 2007 at 12:07 am

    i love her shoes & tights. i really love her style!

  38. Kaye

    November 8, 2007 at 12:13 am

    ahh- the suspense!! Who is she? Oh please tell us!

  39. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 1:57 am

    Love her, love her, love…..what a face, what shoes!!!!!! i think she does it all very well and always with her camera…so fabulous!!

  40. zsofia

    November 8, 2007 at 2:07 am

    I love that the camera looks so big in her tiny hands, and her haircut. It is so simple and dramatic at the same time!

  41. cc

    November 8, 2007 at 3:33 am

    deja vu’ or did this girl really pose for a picture on another occasion? i dont know why, but it brings me back to a shot where an asian girl with big glasses was leaning on the side of a car …
    anyways, beautifully done!

  42. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 6:10 am

    She’s so stylish and lovely I don’t mind seeing her everywhere, hurrah!

  43. sixfive

    November 8, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Looks like a Mamiya 6 or 7.. would love to see her shots.

  44. chinesische zaubernuss

    November 8, 2007 at 7:11 am

    i love this girl! really burning to know who she is ^^

  45. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 7:41 am

    she is a dead ringer for the girl who photographs for fruits magazine in japan… and i am sure from the other pic on sartorialist of her that its likely her…

  46. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 7:53 am

    Love the dress, but would rather put black stockins, they would highlight better the drama of the shoes.

  47. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 8:52 am

    One of my favourite woman on the planet and I don’t veen know her name. You’re a cruel, cruel man Scott. After all the pleas for some details on her, what she was thinking when she posed here, where the hell does she get such phenomenal style, anything Sart! But you just keep quiet, on purpose, no doubt…

    Energie

  48. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 9:23 am

    I seem to remember someone calling her Audrey.

  49. The Sartorialist

    November 8, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Yes,
    her is Rei and she shoots for Fruits

    For the people that say she looks fragile, you should see her running around the shows – she is a rocket

  50. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 11:25 am

    too cool for school! love this girl’s look!

  51. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    I think the camera is a fuji ga645, but I could be wrong.

  52. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Tried Google…got as far as Fruits Magazine(Japan). No sign of this mysterious Rei…please help,Sart!

  53. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    she’s ADORABLE and i love her

    reminds me of an asian nicole richie

  54. simplyolive

    November 9, 2007 at 9:47 am

    her boots are amazing!!

  55. CK Dexter Haven

    November 9, 2007 at 10:53 am

    There are two images credited to “Hunter: Rei” on this page:

    http://community.livejournal.com/fruits/tag/daily+fruits

  56. maria

    November 9, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    if anyone ever finds out where her boots are from, i would love to know!

  57. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    this girl is just phenomenal, every single time. if only we could get a shot a day of her, along with all the rest … so is so inspiring.

  58. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    woman #1 = stunning

    i need those giant pants

  59. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Clearly this girl Rei is underrated & underutilized: I nominate her as Sart’s apprentice & muse!

  60. L

    November 9, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    those shoes are so nice…

  61. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    She is 29years old.
    She works for Japanese magazine “FRUITS” as photographer.

  62. Matty

    November 10, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I was wondering if maybe she was your wife, since you take photos of her around the world, and because her fashion sense is so distinctive. Oh, wait, you did publish photos of your family some time ago, didn’t you?

  63. Anonymous

    November 10, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Ok so we now know her fist name and what her job title but is her last name?

  64. Violet the Sprite

    November 11, 2007 at 10:35 am

    funky tights!

  65. Anonymous

    November 12, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    that’s why you -need- to go to tokyo, sart.
    http://www.style-arena.jp/index.htm
    this site is all right. mediocre, when compared with yours.
    anyway, please, please, please, please, please give us the pleasure of seeing tokyo street fashion through your eyes/ lens.

  66. Heidi

    November 12, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    I’ll second the comment that she is holding a Fuji Ga645. Looks really close to the one I have, but hard to tell for sure from that angle. -h

  67. ciac

    November 14, 2007 at 5:18 am

    so when are you going to do a story on her? aren’t you curious?

  68. susanna

    November 17, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Well, Sartorialist, most of the time, I’m torn in two between irritation and excitement. I guess your charm lies on that ambiguity = conformism vs obsession, reactionary tastes vs individual fantasy… I look at your blog every day and adore it.
    Today, I find that girl creepy. So conform her own sophisticated way. The deadpan face, the perfectly right camera (who does really shoot in 120 nowadays and has the films processed? Not even to mention the necessary skills)… Hmm, no, fashion isn’t that nice today.
    No doubt that tomorow, I will adore your next actors/actresses.
    Amitiés, though.

  69. ginjin3

    November 18, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Susanna:

    A lot of people actually shoot 120 now. If you’re a member of any photography sites or online art communities, shooting in 120 is a popular thing now. Hip stores here in the States sell HOLGAs all the time.

    In Flickr alone you will notice so many people using 120 films and Rolleis, Hasselblads, and Mamiyas.

    :D

  70. susanna

    November 18, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks for the infos, Ginjin 3 : I shoot 120 every day.
    As an accessory, the Fuji seems to me a bit too posh and predictable.

  71. susanna

    November 18, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    PS. Having said that, as she is a photographer, I assume the camera is a useful tool…

  72. sonam

    November 23, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    those shoes and leggings..i want to know who she is! i can’t even guess her age. the outfit is so childish yet sophisticated.
    xoxo
    sonam<3

  73. Ceci n'est pas une blogger.

    November 25, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    stunning photograph and the expression on her face is absolutely striking

  74. pixie

    December 7, 2007 at 4:29 am

    i am asian too, and it’s one of those photos which make me go, ‘i’ll so wear what she’s wearing.’

  75. Dude from Saigon, Vietnam

    December 16, 2007 at 12:42 am

    She looks like a character out of Wong Kar-wai movies. I dig it.

  76. Anonymous

    December 23, 2007 at 2:21 am

    She is a phototrapher & model.
    You can find her by googling “REI SHITO”. She is 30 years old.
    She is based in Tokyo working for Fruits Magazaine. Very sweet and smart girl. You can see her work at Japanese bookstore “kinokuniya” and look for FRUITS, STREET magazine.

  77. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    So does anyone know where she got those perfect boots from?!

  78. Lady OGA

    September 24, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    She is a famous fashion blogger in Japan.
    The blog called "style from tokyo".
    Check it out.

  79. Heidi Howard

    December 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Black and white and in between all look cool together!

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