120 comments

  1. Paige

    October 29, 2007 at 12:37 am

    I love this shot. This lady’s style is incredibly clean and colorful. I really like how her base color is gray but the bag and skirt pull the outfit all together. Once again, great attention to detailed fashion!

  2. SartoriallyAddicted

    October 29, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Surely on an island famous for men’s custom tailoring you can post more shots of menswear. So far this month I can see only two wearable/inspiring men’s postings, unless you are into purple. Thanks!

  3. Haixin

    October 29, 2007 at 12:50 am

    I love her haircut! I’m looking forward to more of your posts in China.

  4. joy

    October 29, 2007 at 1:01 am

    That outfit is GORGEOUS…I wish I was wearing it right this second. She is beautiful too, very exotic and unusual looking.

  5. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Love this look. Beautiful color combinations and it doesn’t *seem* like it took much fuss.

  6. ciac

    October 29, 2007 at 1:27 am

    glad to hear you loved beijing! congrats on the vogue china. Now I just can’t wait to see your Beijing photos!!

  7. dova

    October 29, 2007 at 1:31 am

    Hi Scott, I was born and raised in HK and been living in sydney for the past 11 years, I go back to HK every year and trust me I go out everyday and I have never come across the girls you have shot. Maybe i need to train myself to be more observant! Great shots, by the way, me and my friend, annie is so bummed out we couldnt meet you! pls come back soon! You will like shanghai, too, I reckon!

  8. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 1:45 am

    wow, she is beautiful. i miss hong kong.

  9. LaLa

    October 29, 2007 at 1:53 am

    so happy to see the “withdrawel symptoms” got you back on full gear lol
    its so nice and fresh when we also get to see what you a saw on the streets ! its like being there ! whenever i miss paris or milan .. all i have to do is come here and take a look .. now im really looking forward to seeing beijing :)
    wishing you a safe trip back mr. sartorialist.

  10. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 2:05 am

    Wow-she is very pretty . I guess she could wear just about anything and still look adorable.Yes,the bag is colorful though I don´t fancy it much but she can wear it and the picture is in balance.

  11. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 2:29 am

    dova; i too was born in HK and currently residing in sydney. :)

    the outfit itself is fairly underwhelming, but she pulls it off for being gorgeous.

  12. s'art lover

    October 29, 2007 at 2:39 am

    this is unusual and nice. not something i’d expect to see in HK! lovely cheekbones.

  13. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 2:58 am

    The girl on the post is actually a Filipina model and I must say i love the color play of yellow and gray.

  14. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 3:05 am

    This girl is beautiful. I love the contrast of the neon yellow against the gray. I agree the purse brings the look all together.

  15. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 3:15 am

    This woman is incredibly, incredibly beautiful. Her haircut really suits her face.

  16. Jasmine

    October 29, 2007 at 3:24 am

    the tricoloured clutch is from Mango, a Spanish brand, and it only costs SGD$40 here in Singapore!

  17. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 3:35 am

    Central is chic, but check out Mong Kok and Causeway Bay for some crazy local street trends. People in Soho are also pretty daring (and you’ll have better luck with English speakers).

  18. Solveig

    October 29, 2007 at 4:03 am

    she looks fab! Love her style. One of my favourites. she has her own easy style.

  19. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 4:03 am

    Perfect in every imaginable way.

  20. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Wow! I just noticed that she’s actually layering dresses.

  21. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 4:33 am

    Her bag is a Mango

  22. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 4:43 am

    i think she is a model from manila. i may be wrong. but she does look like one of the top models where i’m from. :)

  23. The haircuts résumé

    October 29, 2007 at 5:24 am

    Nice Page to this lady, asians girls always suits in Page. Her broad fringe is little arc form down to her cheekbone and the fringe length is about her eyebrow which makes you focus on her eyes. I like very much her outfits colors with the beige-gray jumper to her neon-lemon-yellow dress, nice contrast. Modern classic style, I will say, in a light version.

  24. cris

    October 29, 2007 at 5:37 am

    beautiful hair. beautiful beautiful bag. great girl. love this picture.

  25. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 6:09 am

    this outfit reminds me of the 80s, of what my mum wore when we was living in Europe.
    btw – i am so glad you loved Hong Kong : ) my lovely home.

  26. Carolina Lange

    October 29, 2007 at 7:20 am

    Very cute bag!

  27. daniqueconijn

    October 29, 2007 at 8:28 am

    talking about the bag that adds the color,, that skirt is so much more outstanding! i love it!

  28. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 9:08 am

    It’s your first time in Asia? I do hope you get to visit Tokyo someday. Seeing how people dress there is something. Definitely a feast for the senses. The Japanese aren’t the most fashionable people in Asia for nothing. :)

  29. Alice Olive

    October 29, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Great shot. She’s so demure amongst so much colour and activity.

    Congratulations on Vogue China. Feel free to get carried away – that’s what we like!!

  30. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 10:05 am

    “the men’s style ,in general, really lags behind the women’s.”

    I await a backlash from your Asian readers. It would have been nice to see some dudes over there so that I may extend my sense of Asian style beyond “Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift”

    Your gig for Vogue China should help with that.

    The current set of pictures was also surprising in its subtlety. Again, my imagery is along the lines of “Harajuku Hotties.”

    Pardon my ignorance and thanks for the re-education!

    mltt

  31. laura

    October 29, 2007 at 10:17 am

    for men out of fashion or trends, please visit us in madrid, spain. it is the real no-stlye city for mens clothes. they just dont dare put on something other than leather brown shoes, jeans or dark suits.

  32. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 10:26 am

    she’s sooooooooo beautiful

  33. If I’d known you’d been here I’d've gotten dressed up especially!! :-) I was wondering when you’d come over!!
    There are some fabulous getups & gear here in HK & also some rather scary ones. Looking forward to seeing more of what you’ve found! Also hope to see you do some shots in Seoul if you ever decide to shoot there – now they really are ladylike!

  34. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 10:50 am

    yes it is a sad reality here in asia. the women are far more self aware when it comes to style. i would think tokyo and hongkong are the two places where men really have a fashion identity. the rest of asia sadly needs to catch up.

  35. cigalechanta

    October 29, 2007 at 11:10 am

    She’S A Beauty!

    I notice alot of men in the backgrounds wear white

  36. Ms. Laaw-yuhr

    October 29, 2007 at 11:14 am

    This shot is great – I love everything.

    Have you considered giving out cards to your subjects with this website on them? It might be useful in these circumstances – not only to make you seem more “legit” and convince them to let you take the picture, but I know if I were a subject (and we didn’t speak the same language) I’d want to know what you did with the picture.

  37. Nisa Risa Perisacooper

    October 29, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Such a beauty! And I love the subtle play with colours!

  38. Escapist

    October 29, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Definitely looking forward to future shots from China. And congratulations on getting involved with Vogue China, too. Hopefully a LOT more trips like this are in store for you.

  39. beandiva

    October 29, 2007 at 11:25 am

    She is beautiful.
    The caption with this photo is great-very “human”. It is what appeals most about your blog so often-that very “real” approach that you have. It makes me want to come back.

  40. La

    October 29, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Hi Scott, There’s this great Grace Paley story, first published in the New Yorker in 78 about taking pictures in China. You might like it:
    http://www.newyorker.com/online/2007/09/17/070917on_audio_freudenberger

    -Elisabeth Fourmont (in Paris)

  41. Deb

    October 29, 2007 at 11:33 am

    I enjoyed reading about your ideas on stores. When I saw Lane Crawford mentioned in your blog, I checked out their website. It thought it was a cool site. The clothes were stunning. I’m just a midwestern girl and will likely never get to China, but if I did, I’d definitely try to visit a Lane Crawford store.

  42. Chris

    October 29, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Hey Scott,

    Don’t take those “rejections” so personally… don’t forget, most Asians are shy (including myself)… and they probably have never heard of this blog and wouldn’t want a “stranger” taking a picture of them on the street… hehe ;-) HK rocks!!! i’m so jealous…

  43. Mengjie Li

    October 29, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Try going to the different universities in beijing like Qing Hua or Beijing Institute of Technology, because that’s the generation that really started to deviate away from the Mao-ist culture and drab wear.

  44. Blue Floppy Hat

    October 29, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    These are seriously some amazing pictures from Hong Kong…I do wish you’d come east more often :)

  45. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    This woman really shines! Her simple, elegant clothing is a complement to her natural beauty, and the hairstyle is just right for her.

  46. Cacey

    October 29, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    wow, she is gorgeous. I love her makeup, especially her red lips, and her hair. Lovely!

  47. -Suzie-

    October 29, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Hi!
    I am a fan of your blog and I am a foreigner living in Beijing. Somehow I have no problems to access blogspot. Can’t wait to see your pics from Beijing – not that many stylish people around here… Great to hear you liked it! Did you ride a bike around old town?

  48. Claris

    October 29, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Sart, you rock! Congratulations on your ever-growing success doing what you love to do.

    Thank you for capturing style in HK, opening the windows to the world, and showing that fashion isn’t only defined by what’s happening in Paris, Milan or NY.

    Just a comment on the word “exotic”, which has shown up twice in the comments (not yours) attached to your HK shots. As I see it, that’s one person’s opinion, and he/she is entitled to it. Though, maybe these images are exotic to some. For many of us (like me), who wake up every morning and see our own face in the mirror, these women are not so exotic looking.

    Can’t wait to see your photos from Beijing.

  49. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Congratulations to your new job with Vougue China. It is really amazing to see how China changed, isn’t it! I miss China.

    I wish I could be your translator, because I speak Chinese. LOL :)

  50. Laguna Beach Trad

    October 29, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Crikey, what a beautiful young lady! Great photo, Scott. Wonderful haircut! Love the yellow skirt, too.

  51. Jack Daniel

    October 29, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Her name is Sarah?

    She looks nice

  52. Mich

    October 29, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    good to hear that you enjoyed your stay in BJ! People are so full of prejudice, but i hope you’ll bring something nice with your pics form bj. Looking forward to your next post!! Go beijing and go olympics 2008!

  53. qian

    October 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Can’t wait to see the photos you took in Beijing!

  54. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    I really like the colors here. The yellow skirt – the rich shades of the bag contrast with the skirt. And then topping it with a more subdued color, a good move. Cute overall. Nice shoe choice, a neutral fit so as not to overdo the color choices. Love her haircut, it’s simple yet very elegant.

  55. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    This girl’s so beautiful!

  56. Thomas

    October 29, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    I haven’t been to HK in five years, and these pictures have reminded me just how much I miss it.

    As for the state of men’s fashion, I have to agree. While there is a definite HK “look” for men, it tends to polarize between the youth style that emulates Tokyo style, and businessmen in well-cut but essentially boring suits.

  57. we could grow up together

    October 29, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    hong kong men with a sartorial flair? i dont think so.

  58. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Totally breathtaking. Love that it’s actually a halter dress, you can see the yellow strings at her neck, which creates a sexy vive.

    I. Covet. The. Bag.

  59. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    isn’t that janet ma, the hk model? she’s been around for almost 20 years and she’s gorgeous.

    sart, the next time you go, you should check out causeway bay. you’ll find a lot of girls there with very individual styles.

  60. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    Your next destination in Asia: Shanghai :). I assure you that there will be many subjects to shoot over there!

    I love the bag on her, it really pops and works with the outfit. I miss HK as well..studied abroad there a couple years ago.

    -N

  61. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    I have never read Vogue China, but would you say that it applies a western eye to Chinese culture? I think it is interesting to have an American photographer’s take on Chinese fashion. I wonder if a Chinese photographer would take different photos or if there are Chinese “street fashion” blogs.

    I am very excited to see more pictures of individuals in China.

  62. Ming the Merciless

    October 29, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    No, we love to hear your opinions on these things. They give your photos (or choice of photos) a totally different context.

  63. sophie

    October 29, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    That girl is just gorgeous! I love her face.

  64. ev said

    October 29, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Amazing!
    I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures from this trip!

    http://www.ev-said.com

  65. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    I would love to hear your opinion of Balenciaga New York, if you have ever shopped there. The stories are humorous as often as they are horrifying, unfortunately. Regardless, my love of the house will not falter.

    -W

  66. guiltyleisures

    October 29, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    i agree about guys. i think there might be some stylish ex-pats there… it would be interesting to see how american/british men dress over there, if the tailoring is any influence.

  67. alice

    October 29, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    she is absolutely stunning. the outfit and colours really highlight her beauty.
    now i want to cut my bangs!!

  68. Guillaume

    October 29, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Stunning everything!!

  69. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    I think I love her haircut even more than I love her outfit!

  70. Patrick

    October 29, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    I would love to see and read your thoughts on good retail; clothing, lifestyle, etc. This blog is your perspective on fashion and the art of dressing. How about what makes a great shopping experience. Give us examples. Lists. Thanks for the great work. We read every post.

  71. Grace

    October 29, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    congratulations on vogue china sart. I too fell in love with Beijing which is the opposite of Hong Kong but both fabulous. This shot is beautiful.

  72. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    don’t you mean “withdrawal symptoms”?

    Great blogsite but man, you need an editor!

  73. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    I think that’s Filipino model Girlie Benitez.

  74. pearlescent

    October 29, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    As much as we want you to take as many photos as you can in HK & Beijing, I’m so thrilled to hear that you’re going back so that we can have more posts, hope you have a safe trip back :)
    There are lots of things to love about this photo.. Love the splash of yellow, you can even see a bit of it on the top so she must have layered a sleeveless yellow dress with the sweater! I love how she rolled up her sleeves and how the sweater has a tie to the side. Amazing use of color, the taupe and bright yellow go together beautifully, plus the colors in her bag and necklace add even more. She has a very pretty face, it’s nice to see the diversity between the pale look of your previous post and this post, both defining beauty in their own ways. Thank you :)

  75. Candid Cool

    October 29, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Beautiful

  76. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    if you like china, you’ll love japan.

  77. Nikki

    October 29, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    if i’m not mistaken, that’s a Filipina vacationing in HK. she’s a model here in the Philippines, and she is one of my favorites.

    so proud to see a Pinay here! i instantly recognized that bag as Mango, since i was supposed to buy the exact same one!

  78. Serge Kozak

    October 29, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Can’t wait for more Hong Kong and Beijing shots!

    This girl looks quite lovely there also.

  79. Puebla Chic

    October 29, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Its amazing how good fashion, a nice dress whit the proper bag its always comes out right whereaver u r, in America, Europe or Asia…

  80. ciervo

    October 29, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    What a striking example of complementary colours against a nuetral background. that shock of yellow is just what i’ve been looking to pull off but its a bit hard as a blonde, but with black hair: oohh la la.

  81. sk

    October 29, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    stunning

  82. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    after living in singapore for several years, i’ve concluded nobody rocks a fringed bob haircut as much as the chinese face – inky black dead straight hair, petite head & almond shaped eyes. fantastic.

  83. Michelle

    October 29, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Scott, I am so thrilled by your photos of HK and look forward to seeing the ones from China! How great to hear all about your wonderful experiences. Please also post your photos from Vogue China if you can. Gongxi (congratulations)!

  84. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Another SMOKIN asian hottie from THE SART!

  85. Terri

    October 29, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    heh, once you got your posts up in Vogue China, just point at the page in the magazine and point at your camera. I’m sure they’ll know what you want.

  86. Waverly

    October 29, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    i must have her bag!! i love shoulder bags with long skinny straps. the bold colors make it even better

  87. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 12:12 am

    China may not be good for cutting-edge men’s fashion but it is OUTSTANDING for “Old Man Style”. Next time look in the nooks and crannies: you will be rewarded…

  88. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 1:03 am

    Yes HK is a wonderfully trendy city. It’s got an influence of the high ends of fashion from both East and West. As a native of HK I’m glad you appreciate the fashion forward aspect of it!

  89. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 2:25 am

    Her name is Girlie Benitez, a Filipina model.You should come visit the Philippines Sart! Sunny smiles and lots of interesting photogs for your blog. Have fun in Hong Kong! Shopping at its best!

  90. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 2:28 am

    You must make it to Seoul, Korea for a take on women’s fashion. Men’s fashion in Korea is behind the women’s in my view, but I think there will be little dispute that Korean women are very fashion-conscious, high or low-brow.

  91. shaifulnism

    October 30, 2007 at 3:17 am

    That’s a MNG bag on her shoulder!

  92. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 4:58 am

    did u just associated italians with chinese?
    hahahahaha

  93. Yu

    October 30, 2007 at 6:34 am

    I love how the colour tones really complement each other. The colour of the skirt would be difficult to match but she mixes it brilliantly with that jumper.

  94. c

    October 30, 2007 at 6:42 am

    you’ve made me very homesick. :(

  95. LRG

    October 30, 2007 at 9:09 am

    like this one not too much, clean and colorful. great look.

  96. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 9:35 am

    i wonder what she looks like from the back…

  97. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    I doubt you would have problems in H.Kong with english seeing as it was a british colony until 1997 – pretty much everyone speaks it – having grown up there it was taught as a 1st language.

  98. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    those cheekbones!
    she is so beautiful

  99. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    one of my favorites. very modern, vibrant- chic harajuku-esque.

  100. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 4:21 am

    I don’t mean to sound defensive here, but I think guys in Hong Kong don’t dress too poorly. At least they spend money on haircuts, which is more than I can say for those in the mainland. What I would like to say is that there’s quite a distinction between Hong Kong and the mainland when it comes to styles and influences, and it’s kind of unfair to put the two of them together and generalize.

  101. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 10:23 am

    style arena is a great japanese street style blog if anyone wants to see more asian style..

  102. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Hey! I work at IFC LaneCrawford! I think i have seen you in the store!
    I love your blog very much and hope you can stay longer in HK next time!!!

  103. ANNA

    October 31, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    OK… China got you!
    When are you coming to Brazil??? Summer is just on its way for you to shoot beatiful girls from Ipanema…
    Think about it!

  104. Calenna

    November 1, 2007 at 1:59 am

    Sart!! Congratulations on Vogue China – that is so fantastic. I really continue to be so inspired by you, and how your doing something you love has exploded into this amazing international experience for you. I hope one day to be able to puruse a passion of mine as much as you have been able to!

  105. dollygirl

    November 2, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Is she Girlie Benitez? She’s a model from Manila.

  106. urbnstyle

    November 3, 2007 at 1:57 am

    great shot! she is so in tune with the city and it’s colours :)
    congratulations for Vogue China!

  107. Adrian

    November 4, 2007 at 11:22 am

    I’m an architect living in London and have visited Hong Kong 7 times – the last time in October 2005 when I was totally enthralled by the experience of the Lane Crawford store in the new International Finance Centre 2. I didn’t get to dwell as long as I would have liked but remember the utterly unique style of the space – the daring items on sale that you mention, the sequence and layout of the different labels, interspersed with beautiful spaces that seemed to glow back at me in my memory … that experience felt more like attending a gallery opening of a superbly curated show and I remember telling friends and sundry that they would have to travel there to find the ground of the new definition of the design of the shopping experience. It was typological defying and typological defining at the same time, if you know what I mean.

    All thanks to the vision and daring of a wee 28 year old woman! Amazing.

  108. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    She’s a model from Manila. Girlie Benitez i think is her name. Rather pretty that one.

    Sart, you should come to Manila one of these days. I promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  109. lofi

    November 6, 2007 at 7:33 am

    I agree, Beijing rocks.

  110. Anonymous

    November 10, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    She’s a Filipina model!!

  111. Anonymous

    November 13, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Hi

    is there any other email address i cant contact you by as the one you have here wont go through.

    thanks

  112. Anonymous

    November 13, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Hi,

    sorry forgot to say My name is michelle from FTV, is there any other email i can contact you by as the one you have here wont go through?
    thanks

  113. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 6:38 am

    Just so you all know – you can buy the bag from mango online, as I did last week when I saw this shot! Not sure if they post to america, I live in the UK – but worth checking out x

  114. mariah

    January 12, 2008 at 10:36 am

    lovely style

  115. fashion INSIDER singapore LLC.

    July 2, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I knew she looked familiar, I saw her in the Motorola advertisement! She is have such a nice relaxed fashion! lovely girl!!!!!!!!!

  116. Sandy

    October 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Go to Taiwan too sometime! :)

  117. deckert

    December 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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  118. carola

    April 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    love this color! beautiful girl :)
    Carola
    http://www.pursesinthekitchen.com

  119. Goldie

    August 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    just beautiful…

  120. Travis

    October 31, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Being an inspiring photographer I’d like to know the settings and the type of camera you all use to such great pictures…

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