35 comments

  1. Deirdre

    September 12, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Beautiful face, I love the hair. She’s rocking the garbage collector uniform. So simple and graceful. Goes to show you that people at any job can look fantastic while they are at work.

    Unless she’s part of the DKNY show. In that case, ?

  2. Deb

    September 12, 2007 at 10:22 am

    I’m not sure about this. Do you find the appeal in the zen-like simplicity? It does look like this would be an easy outfit to pull together if you were having a hectic morning.

  3. landis

    September 12, 2007 at 10:23 am

    um.

    anyone?

    i feel like handing her my tray.

  4. Anonymous

    September 12, 2007 at 10:32 am

    cool! perefect shoes to round off the one piece outfit

  5. Lizzy

    September 12, 2007 at 11:26 am

    Wow. Comfy, roomy, lots of pockets. What a great outfit, and she looks so good in it.

  6. Anonymous

    September 12, 2007 at 11:28 am

    Not many have the attitude to pull this off. She looks great, and I envy her.

  7. foodie415

    September 12, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    She looks familiar and is she wearing vintage Commes or Yohji? It’s so refreshing to see a completely different silhouette after the the baby dolls and tailored ensembles. I love that you focus on originality and not on what’s currently deemed “fashionable” or “on trend”.

  8. Jesi Davis

    September 12, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    How hilarious. This is the most personally inspiring picture I’ve seen in months, and no one else has anything to say. So I’ll say it — this is a great example of a simple garment designed to feature the entire human being. It’s not about her figure, her weight, her hair, her makeup, the colors, the flash. It’s simply about the human being that she is- she looks strong and courageous simply for her ability to go without all the bells and whistles. THIS is what I aspire to. She’d fit in everywhere, and never fade into the background. Very Zen.

  9. Anonymous

    September 12, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    The woman looks ok and black suits her,but WHAT IS SHE WEARING? And the shoes too. It is a long time I have seen something as odd as this.

  10. amnesia

    September 12, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    it’s driving me crazy. That’s…. – so annoying I can’t remember her name. she’s a designer!!! Please someone help me out here…
    ~

  11. lora

    September 12, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    How exactly sure are you that this person is a “she”?

    I realy can’t tell… and somehow, I like that !

  12. Anonymous

    September 12, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    She is so Hot. I saw her that day at the new Urban Zen store. I think she may work there. Love the look. So Donna, jumpsuits forever is her iconic motto.

  13. Anonymous

    September 12, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    THIS overall looks like something that even I could and should be wearing to hide my lumps and bumps, only it wouldn’t look so elegant on me, it would look stuffed, like a sofa..lol.

    The only thing missing is a pair of flat mary janes.

  14. Alice Olive

    September 12, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    It’s simple, beautiful and serene. I don’t think ‘shapeless’ is an approach any old person can do well, but she is perfect.

  15. Asian Models Blogger

    September 12, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    She reminds me of a 20-year old art students in college who is trying to break the mold of what society is expecting of women.

  16. Verdiales

    September 12, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Some of you would evidently rhapsodize over a shapeless, burlap sack.

  17. sarah

    September 12, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    she’s got guts!

  18. Anonymous

    September 12, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    the sleek hair pulls it together.

  19. Anonymous

    September 12, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS. I’m shocked that so many people like this! (This is too dangerous to be a garbage collector’s uniform. It’s too loose– it would get caught on something and drag her into the compactor.) I really, really don’t like this…any of it. Well, she has nice hair. But any outfit that deletes the bust entirely and involves massive, sagging pockets is not a good thing.

  20. Anonymous

    September 13, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Where is the canvas??? actually I love her look, she looks like an artist that is ready to paint…but I love it! her outfit is I think a piece of art.

  21. Blaise

    September 13, 2007 at 12:43 am

    She looks cool, and I’m not even talking about her outfit.. ;)

  22. Pistachio Of Liberty

    September 13, 2007 at 12:54 am

    I was going to say the usual thing about needing a good bra – but since one side’s flat I think that a banana in her pocket.

    I find the blouse section unflattering and total overkill with the volume of the pants, and would take some scissors to the sleeves. Maybe make a halter-jumpsuit -or like… aproned pants? Overalls I guess but not. And loosen the ankle-pucker. Heh – I better stop before it turns into a bikini!

  23. Anonymous

    September 13, 2007 at 1:44 am

    It looks very practical, with all the pockets and stuff, but apart from that it’s not doing her any justice. Not the most feminine outfit I’ve seen.

  24. Anonymous

    September 13, 2007 at 1:46 am

    Aha! New silhouette.
    Interesting and refreshing.
    Wonder what it will look like when it reaches mainstream ?
    Because it will.

  25. Anonymous

    September 13, 2007 at 3:02 am

    Amnesia: It’s the designer Sonja Nuttall. She’s a buddhist too.

  26. Anonymous

    September 13, 2007 at 7:53 am

    I don’t find this the least bit fashionable, stylish, chic, etc. Its ill-fitting, drab, and just way too WPA worker. I thought the Sartorialist had better judgement than this.

  27. jamesy

    September 13, 2007 at 8:29 am

    I love reverance for the post-apocolyptic views of the early 80′s and the minimalism of the early 90′s. She holds her own in this outfit. I love anyone who takes risks or follows thier fashion vision. THat is why Banana Republic is SO good for everyone else!!!
    Jamesy

  28. deadstenographer

    September 13, 2007 at 8:56 am

    I can think of only one thing – the movie 1984.

  29. Pistachio Of Liberty

    September 13, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Sonja Nuttall, huh? Now I’m curious and I would like to see her designs but it ain’t easy. Well it’s too bad her website is not up to take advantage of this lil’ bit of free publicity. I see she has been around for a while though.

  30. DJ FunkyGrrL

    September 13, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    Reminds me of a Ninjutsu outfit, but with excess baggage.

  31. Anonymous

    September 14, 2007 at 5:22 am

    Kinda cute actually.
    A bit androgynous, a bit careless – I really like this.

  32. Anonymous

    September 14, 2007 at 7:05 am

    I haven’t been to the city for a while, didn’t know the Bag Lady look was in.

  33. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 10:30 am

    I know who she is: she works for Donna Karan.
    She has a very distinct and strong style.
    And she is a really beautiful woman.

  34. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 6:38 am

    I’ve figured it out. On most people this outfit wouldn’t work but She makes the outfit.

  35. Kris

    January 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Her name is Sonja Nuttall and she's a very inspirational designer. I'm very drawn to her perspective on life and her minimalist designs. She is currently the Creative Director at Urban Zen and designs these really cool watches made of upcycled materials for 12 3 6 9.

    Check her out, she's really awesome: http://www.sonjanuttall.com

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