157 comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 3:35 am

    Now that’s how you add some color to a fall wardrobe!

  2. Diana

    October 1, 2007 at 3:40 am

    A “painting -photo” again.
    Great shot!

  3. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 3:49 am

    fire! she looks so chic

  4. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 4:06 am

    bjork?

  5. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 4:23 am

    WOW

  6. cris

    October 1, 2007 at 4:26 am

    great color. particular woman.

  7. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 4:41 am

    That’s Monica, she’s from my hometown Ålesund in Norway! I think she’s a designer now. Great shot of her!

  8. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 4:45 am

    Green?? Was it her eyes?

  9. jen

    October 1, 2007 at 4:55 am

    she is amazing!

  10. daniqueconijn

    October 1, 2007 at 5:35 am

    FANTSTIC hair!!!!!!!!!!
    (sorry no other explanation suited)

  11. ad

    October 1, 2007 at 6:59 am

    her hair looks like a prada garment…fantastic sense of colour, great jacket !

  12. Escapist

    October 1, 2007 at 6:59 am

    Her hair is absolutely gorgeous, and not only the colour. And the little red stripes in the jacket–perfect.

  13. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 7:11 am

    She makes me think of the women in Toulouse-Lautrec.

    But…where is the green?

  14. birdkiddie

    October 1, 2007 at 7:14 am

    I love her look. The hair is fantastic and the trousers on her hips… And that beautiful self confident expression in her face. She´s gorgeous and the photo aswell.

  15. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 7:24 am

    LOVE THIS!! It’s so simple but exactly on point. The hair, the jacket. She looks great!

  16. fashionholic

    October 1, 2007 at 7:46 am

    amazing hair!!! what a cool woman!!

  17. lucas

    October 1, 2007 at 7:52 am

    She must have stayed hours in the hairdresser to get this look. looks beautiful.

  18. Swedish girl

    October 1, 2007 at 8:03 am

    WOW, she`s just fantastic!

  19. Carolina Lange

    October 1, 2007 at 8:10 am

    She looks amazing! That is a beautiful photo!

  20. Alice Olive

    October 1, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Wow – so dramatic! She’s fabulous!

  21. Lucy

    October 1, 2007 at 8:18 am

    now that is statement hair – and this is even greater because she’s not 22 (when anyone can have crazy hair) – doing it when you’re that bit older is more of a big deal

    mind you, I always see a lot of 40 years plus ladies with very obviously dyed red hair in and around Paris

  22. smallcitystyles

    October 1, 2007 at 8:34 am

    I love the gray outfit. It perfectly accents her beautiful red hair. It is more than just hair. It is an accessory!

  23. Madamesnob

    October 1, 2007 at 8:40 am

    That shade on hair…
    Gorgeous.

    Un sorriso,

    Mme

  24. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Everything about this pic is so danged sexy I can’t even handle it.

    It’s one for the book, Sart!
    mltt

  25. Christina

    October 1, 2007 at 8:47 am

    breath taking!

  26. Ellen

    October 1, 2007 at 9:06 am

    That’s awesome. Her hair is incredible! Jealous!

  27. Chloe

    October 1, 2007 at 9:14 am

    I love this look so much. And that she’s of rather indeterminate age. Hair so red is usually reserved for the young and reckless, but she pulls it off with class and aplomb. Nicely done!

  28. simplyolive

    October 1, 2007 at 9:16 am

    what a beauty!
    and i love the jacket!

  29. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Chasing the fall blues away with some red! Love her!

  30. Sonia Levesque

    October 1, 2007 at 9:31 am

    A healthy dose of punk here…
    I love it!

  31. Heidi Lament

    October 1, 2007 at 9:31 am

    Such an amazing contrast. That jacket is perfect.

  32. Lauren

    October 1, 2007 at 9:36 am

    I think I have found my new haircut!

    Amazing. A prime example of style through-and-through.

  33. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 9:39 am

    I love her hair!

  34. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Wow, she’s fabulous.

  35. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I like the subtle red stripes in her jacket… where’s the green?

  36. Paula

    October 1, 2007 at 9:54 am

    I’ve never seen someone wearing red died hair like that, she makes it look very classy.

  37. Nora

    October 1, 2007 at 10:33 am

    oh my yes.

  38. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 10:53 am

    OH MY GOSH!! SOOOO CHIC ^..^

  39. Sempre Libera

    October 1, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Wow, that color! And it’s in the jacket, too — really gives the otherwise soft and cozy fabric some real fire. Well done.

  40. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 11:08 am

    She looks like Bjork’s cousin from NYC. Love Bjork, love this lady’s look.

  41. FREEBIE CITY

    October 1, 2007 at 11:10 am

    i will be honest and say that i am ambivalent when it comes to extreme hair colour for working professionals (anna piaggi is a mighty exception). maybe due to such a close reference to youth or just adding a sense of freedom to admittedly, the very constrained professional world. then again, free it’s one thing but when working in such an image driven environ, hair colour says alot. i’ve seen some awful dye jobs emerging from the best salons and it has cost people gigs.

    however, her colour selection does work and well. it compliments her face, eyes and and personality. i wonder if she had it done over at christophe robin cute cute place.

    http://freebiecity.blogspot.com/

  42. Adam Osgood

    October 1, 2007 at 11:11 am

    I love the variegation in her hair. Amazing!

  43. Emma

    October 1, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Great shot! I love the contrast between her hair and her coat/the background.

  44. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 11:12 am

    I love EVERYTHING about her.

  45. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 11:23 am

    I love how the red hair brings out the red detail in the jacket.

  46. Artis

    October 1, 2007 at 11:26 am

    I’m in love with her hair.

  47. Katie

    October 1, 2007 at 11:29 am

    Love it!

  48. AnonymousJK

    October 1, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Wow, that hair!

  49. nana tartar

    October 1, 2007 at 11:35 am

    i love the hair!!!…but where is the green?

  50. eurobrat

    October 1, 2007 at 11:45 am

    I just saw this woman- she is extraordinary looking.

  51. lintmag

    October 1, 2007 at 11:46 am

    now why can my hairstylist never get my hair some great color like that??

  52. JO

    October 1, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    sweet! Love her hair!

    Beautiful shot Sart!

  53. Iheartfashion

    October 1, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    WOW, she defines “flame-haired”!

  54. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    That red stripe in the jacket.

    – desertwind

  55. Laguna Beach Trad

    October 1, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    This is a very autumnal photo, Scott. I love the red and grey contrast. David Bowie pops into my head when I look at this picture.

  56. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    stunning!!!

  57. Adam

    October 1, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Her hair is like fire! But a great match to the windowpane in her jacket. There’s something about redheads that make the rest of their outfits so vibrant. (refer back to the Sept 22 pic of the woman on the BMX bike).
    Amazing pics.

  58. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Love; Love the hair! It completes her :p

  59. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Goddamned!
    Is that Monica???

    Tina H

  60. marie

    October 1, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    That hair is not red—it’s fire! :)

  61. landis

    October 1, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    it’s official. redheads are back.

  62. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Love her!

  63. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    amazing…one of my favorites

  64. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    she’s a bit bjork meets eternal sunshine. her hair is magnificent and she is absolutely stunning.

  65. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    anon 4:41
    are you serious, is she Norwegian? no wonder she moved :P alle er vel enig i at nordmenn er dritkjedelige i klesveien.

  66. Kim

    October 1, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    finally.

  67. bird

    October 1, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    that jacket looks like an old coach…in a good way =)

  68. Alexandra

    October 1, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    I love that hair. I cannot stop looking at it and feeling sad that I could never, ever pull off something like that.

    Sooo beautiful!

  69. Anne G. Sandberg

    October 1, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    That´s Monica. She is an norwegian designer. She makes the most fantastic folkloristic clothes!

  70. battlefield

    October 1, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    damn so hot.

  71. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Beautiful picture. She looks like Bjork.

  72. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    She is like an updated version of
    Juliette Creco, for the 21st century.

  73. Stylesalvage Steve

    October 1, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    She is just amazing! Surely the best accessory she has available. Adorable.

  74. Sarah B.

    October 1, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    Diana beat me to it: it’s another painting photo. Brilliant! I love the hair, it looks like flames.

  75. Asian Models Blogger

    October 1, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    The hair color and skin tone go together very nicely. And I love the entire look on her. Totally confident and chic.

  76. Eduardo

    October 1, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    excelente look!! nadie lopuede mejorar mas que una persona que sea mas normal….

  77. Eduardo

    October 1, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    excelente foto, nadie podria mejorar el look mas que una persona normal…

  78. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    This is an amazing woman…chic, classy and vibrant…I love the way that she contrasts the “jazz and drama” of her hair with a muted wardrobe. She doesn’t overdo the drama…just enough to entice

  79. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    I would love a series of this woman. Is she as spectacular in motion as in that photo?

    The absolute BEST find yet of yours. She’s amazing.

  80. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    This is my favorite photo of yours Sart. Well done.

  81. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    whoa! amazing hair, I’m envying red heads more and more…although this looks like she’s gotten some help. oh well, still a beauty.

  82. BonnBonn

    October 1, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    WOWOWOW!

  83. Candid Cool

    October 1, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    Stunning. Breathtaking. Surreal. Masterpiece!
    -h

  84. Deja Pseu

    October 1, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Incredible shot, Sart!!!!

  85. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    i immediately thought of ‘The Devil is a Woman’ then couldn’t remember if that is the title of a film, song or book? (help me someone!) her hair is fabulous and a work of art – reading some of the previous comments – anyone who can pull off dramatic hair color that successfully should be applauded and celebrated, not criticized and derided. her clothes are subtle under-statements, the way the shrunken wool jacket curls around her torso and arms. i would have loved to have seen her shoes or boots… Thanks for another treat, Sartorialist, you’re the most interesting social commentator on the web.

  86. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Sart, did you see this in Cathy Horyn’s blog? Cool.

    http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/28/from-sex-to-schmaltz/#more-132

    At Versace, which was last night, I saw Emmanuel Alt from Paris Vogue. It was our first chance to speak all week. I told her Scott Schuman had done a nice picture of her on his blog The Sartorialist, and that he had called her “the impossible Emmanuel Alt.”

    “What does ‘impossible’ mean?” she asked.

    “It means hard to beat,” I said.

  87. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    The Devil is a Woman is a 1935 romance film by Josef von Sternberg, adapted from the 1898 novel La Femme et le pantin by Pierre Louÿs. The film was based on a screenplay by John Dos Passos, and stars Marlene_Dietrich. (wikipedia)

  88. Alli

    October 1, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    How cool is she?!

  89. Kate

    October 1, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    oh my gosh, she’s beautiful!

  90. vonwotan

    October 1, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous. The photo, the hair and, the woderful ensemble.

  91. Maria

    October 1, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    the degrade is just perfect!

  92. Saffron

    October 1, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    This image tops all your excellent by far, and will be very hard to beat by future images that you’ll present to us…trust.

  93. Lilah

    October 1, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Gorgeous!

  94. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Sart! You must find her again and interview her. From comments we now know she’s a designer named Monica from Ålesund, Norway.

    Did she make that marvelous jacket? Where can we buy her clothes? Does she have a website where we can see more?

    – desertwind

  95. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    I love your shots and check here daily but never post… until now. Seriously, this is one hell of a shot. Brilliant!

  96. Thomas

    October 1, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    WOW!

    Such a great shot. I would have never imagined a woman her age could pull off such a style.

    Definitely my favorite photo I’ve seen on here

  97. pretty kitty publishing

    October 1, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Such virve, confidence, texture, style. Stunning. How does one achieve those incredible highlights that are in her hair?

  98. Chloe

    October 1, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    WOW.

    This just feels quintessential Paris to me – gorgeous woman, gorgeous hair, unbelieveably chic.

  99. jennine

    October 1, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    lovely hair, great attitude

  100. citizen

    October 2, 2007 at 1:55 am

    Like fire! love the red in the coat

  101. Jack Daniel

    October 2, 2007 at 4:52 am

    Redheads are more fun…….

  102. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 5:55 am

    What a risk taker, I LOVE IT! makes everyones day a bit brighter =]

  103. Anne G. Sandberg

    October 2, 2007 at 6:09 am

    She sells her stuff in a store called MA in Oslo. Fantastic attitude, she is so proud and sweet..

  104. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 7:06 am

    She’s like a phoenix rising from the ashes of her clothes.

  105. andrea

    October 2, 2007 at 9:20 am

    I very much like the jacket. Also her attitude.

  106. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 9:20 am

    I like they grey in her jacket,which looks a bit like it´s homemade .Looking closer-is she wearing extremely low waist slacks? The belt is awfully low.The color of her hair is artificial and so it is.A smile instead of a grin would be better.

  107. Procrastinator

    October 2, 2007 at 9:26 am

    yes yes yes. Sublime.

    BUT WHERE CAN I FIND A JACKET LIKE THAT? Simple, strong, subtle, rich, relaxed… I am posessed.

  108. Pumpkin Man

    October 2, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Wow!!! That’s awesome red hair!! She looks amazing with that hair color and very few people can pull that off. Attitude, baby!

  109. FREEBIE CITY

    October 2, 2007 at 11:12 am

    scott–

    this sounds so silly but did you take this picture near beaux-arts? i think i sat next to her at rick owens’ show.

    i caught her –well just hair–in one of my photos. how odd.

  110. r.filgueira

    October 2, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Uns cerca de 50 anos genialmente levados (tal qual os meus)

  111. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I am a HUGE redhead fan but NOT when it comes out of the bottle!! Sorry just one Man’s opinion. She is very pretty though.

  112. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    This is quite possibly the coolest, sexiest woman ever.

  113. lulamae

    October 2, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    totally amazing…. wow.
    if she isn’t a headturner….
    i would put her in a shoot for italian or french vogue,
    even more so because she is a little more mature.
    LOVE

  114. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    I keep coming back to this site just to look at this photo. Please take more of her in the future!

  115. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    wow! that hair’s on fire! she kind of resembles kirsten dunst.

  116. jrhyley

    October 3, 2007 at 12:40 am

    I just figured out who I want to be when I grow up… So fabulous.

  117. christie

    October 3, 2007 at 1:28 am

    I love when someone can pull off a crazy hair color so elegantly!

  118. missdelite

    October 3, 2007 at 2:47 am

    striking…i want to see her shoes too

  119. Monique

    October 3, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Hot damn…she is blazin hot!! If I could rock that look without my hair falling out and me thus looking like the Crypt Keeper I surely would…wow.

  120. Anonymous

    October 3, 2007 at 9:36 am

    *high sing-song voice* GOOORGEOUS!

    Perfect. Love every bit of it. I hope my personal look has even just a fraction of her style.

  121. Anonymous

    October 3, 2007 at 11:38 am

    i can’t believe nobody’s commented on that lapel — the very best part of the whole beautiful package. i’ll be doing this with my jackets this fall.

  122. brit

    October 3, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    she is absolutely gorgeous.

  123. Violet

    October 3, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Gorgeous, simple and chic clothes. Amazing hair, so cleverly done.

  124. Anonymous

    October 3, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Wow!

    This is my favourite photo ever I think.

  125. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:50 am

    How can we google her? Does Monica have a last name? A website? I’m so intrigued by this photo.

    It’s easily the best photo that’s ever been on Sart!

  126. Daphné

    October 4, 2007 at 8:26 am

    Wow her hair is so amazing!I don’t know if I like or dislike it but it is definitely original!

  127. su

    October 4, 2007 at 8:28 am

    beautiful green background, right?

  128. Nyah

    October 4, 2007 at 10:25 am

    the dainty life! i especailly love sparatic hits of color, such as the red/orange is in her hair, lipsick and blazer.

  129. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 10:52 am

    really nice haircolor, to that outfit..

  130. Lena

    October 4, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    absolutely gorgeous.

  131. papavar

    October 4, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    gobsmacking.

  132. Anaïs

    October 4, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    WAOUW !!!

    I have to admit that I wasn’t a big fan of weards colorations and much more about the “differents tones” but this women definitively reconcile me with it…

    And she’s so gorgeous…

    It looks like everybody is so hot in these cities…
    And what about Montreal Mr. Sarto! (I’m jocking, OF COURSES!)

    Always a pleasure to visit your web-site…;-)

    A.

  133. Lina

    October 5, 2007 at 10:13 am

    shes absolutely stunning…

    and maybe the green is her eyes???

  134. lidia

    October 5, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    her hair, what an impact!

  135. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 8:27 am

    she is like bjork-meets-helena-christensen with extra spunk.

  136. Cheryl Marie Cordeiro

    October 6, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    I can’t see this picture anything other than art with her red hair against the various shades and hues of grey / black.

    A comment on style – what I find surprising is her flame red hair, which to me is a very feminine / dramatic touch to her look is supported or paired with a rather masculine jacket, with masculine dark colours.

    A juxtaposition of hot and cold, woman and man, feminine and masculine.

    Cheryl Marie Cordeiro

  137. Sarah

    October 7, 2007 at 1:23 am

    fire!!

  138. Anonymous

    October 7, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    beautiful hair! great shot.

  139. Leda

    October 7, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Wow! What a fiery gaze she has, and a beautiful smirk to match her beautiful flame-red hair! Mixed with the grey, she lights up!

  140. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 4:33 am

    The jacket is Ann Demeulemeester. And she lives in Oslo, she is great, beautiful shot.

  141. Helen

    October 10, 2007 at 7:34 am

    Her Hair!!!! I want that.

  142. Anonymous

    October 10, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Nice to see a classic jacket for a change.
    Classic but not old fashioned

  143. erin

    October 10, 2007 at 11:35 am

    she has beautiful hair. i covet.

  144. designdna

    October 14, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    this is how i feel on the inside. what a fierce photo. i am so glad to find your blog today. your work is beautiful and full of personality. i have enjoyed my visit.

  145. nolifebeforecoffee

    October 16, 2007 at 9:53 am

    i love her burning hair. she looks like personified autumn!

  146. Eyeball

    October 25, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I know her from school. She went to art college in Oslo.

  147. penk

    November 25, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    oh such a flaming shot and take it literally. her hair so amazing.

  148. antonia

    December 21, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    great hair. love it. i’ve never seen a better crazy haircolor

  149. Louise

    March 2, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I covet red hair. Beautiful grey.

  150. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    i've been toying with the idea for literally 3 years now, but after this photo.. i am dying my hair this color. QUE LINDA!

  151. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Foxy lady! Awesome shot.

  152. Anonymous

    December 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I know her :) fantastic lady. She`s from norway!!!

  153. petrova

    August 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

    this reminds me of a toni&guy commercial

  154. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    This outclasses everything. In the world. Ever. It's the new Mona Lisa. It's done. We can pack up. Go home. It's a wrap. The pinnacle of an era. Centuries from now, when all designers and collections will be long forgotten, this image will live on and be revered by generation upon generation as one of the wonders of the world. If I had to choose something to send into space that would represent the very best of human civilization it would be this picture. If there were an oscar for fashion, this would win best picture, best performance and best costume design. I think I made my point.

  155. julian

    October 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Absolutely love what she’s wearing
    That jacket is wonderful

    I just think she needs a haircut though, the ends are split and yellowing.

    A sleek tidy trim and this pretty individual would look really incredible

  156. roshni

    October 30, 2012 at 2:17 am

    ombre’ hair…wowww!!!LURVE!

  157. Simone Fraser

    November 22, 2013 at 12:11 am

    isn’t she gorgeous! I love this photograph! She looks elegant and comfortable. This is the type of look (“type”?) that I think many Sartorialist watchers find inspiring and captivating; always returning!

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