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August 24, 2007 at 7:36 am
Lil girl: And she doesn’t tug at the belt at her age? A defined fashionista, for sure!
Hatted: Nice accessory but lose the ineffective glasses.
Hiwaisted: This pair of shorts just may be wearable for most!
Thanks for the early morning surprise, Sart! The day can begin now.mltt
August 24, 2007 at 7:50 am
I love how the lady in white ties in her hat with her shoes and neckless. Subtle yet effective.
Also compelling is the contradiction between the ‘angel eyes’ and the arm tattoo in the last photograph.
August 24, 2007 at 8:10 am
those eyes (tattoo girl)… i’m thrilled.
August 24, 2007 at 8:15 am
hey i’ve been following your blog for a while and i have got to say that this post is my favourite of all!
August 24, 2007 at 8:29 am
I looked at the first photo and went “aww, she’s cute” and that was immediately cut off as I got to the second photo and lost my breath. That woman is stunning. Love her outfit. That hat is, indeed, fierce (as our bus driver said to my wife one morning).
August 24, 2007 at 8:38 am
LOVE the little belle in the first pic.She is just adorable. HATE the huge tattoo in the lower one.WHY do people take them? Don´t they realize how ugly they look on older skin?
August 24, 2007 at 9:19 am
The kid is cute as all getout, but what’s with the stockings?
Don’t like the hat at all.
She looks cinched in to her too short too tight shorts.
Why did this lady, who has such beautiful even features, have to go and ruin her appearance with that tatoo?
August 24, 2007 at 9:25 am
The floppy hat is wonderful and she looks superb.
August 24, 2007 at 9:34 am
As a person with a very large tattoo, I take offense to the unkind commentary. You are stating your opinion. Do not frame it as fact.
This woman looks beautiful and the contrast between the softness of her face and the perceived “toughness” of the tattoo is wonderful.
Tattoos on old skin do not look ugly or ruin anyone’s appearance.Only if they have not been taken care of and have been allowed to fade. When you pay good money for something, you take care of it.
It is another form of ornamentation, like a pair of Prada shoes or lipstick, just not your thing anon 8:38 or ricpic 9:19. Open your mind.
August 24, 2007 at 9:37 am
The wee one in the pink is absolutely darling!
August 24, 2007 at 9:39 am
Oh, the lady with the tattoo was strikingly handsome to begin with, but her tattoo…totally made her. I could be talking to her, and totally enjoying her and our conversation, and then, she takes off her sweater, and, BAM, theres a huge half sleeve. So mysterious…and that’s what I love about people.
August 24, 2007 at 9:54 am
the tattoo on the woman’s arm is gorgeous and i disagree that she’s “ruined” anything with it. i love the fact that people can express themselves with body art.
the little girl is adorable in pink!
August 24, 2007 at 10:13 am
the tattoo sleeve is amazing. it’s even more incredible that she is wearing it in bridgehampton.
August 24, 2007 at 10:15 am
ricpic: I don’t think she’s wearing stockings, she’s just too young to shave her legs yet. Also, I LOVE the lady with the tattoo. She is absolutely gorgeous.
August 24, 2007 at 10:18 am
I love the tattoo, very compelling and beautiful. A wonderful juxtaposition of sweet and tough.
Oh, the wee one and the hat are fantastic too. I’m still undecided about the whole highwaisted thing, but I do think she looks lovely too.
Blue Floppy Hat
August 24, 2007 at 11:04 am
To be honest, sometimes the tattoo really isn’t about how pretty it’ll look. I might think whatever of it, but if the lady in question has it, I can at least respect the choice she made, getting it.
As for the oufits- I must say the little girl in pic#1 is adorable! I love her pose on the fence, Sart- were her parents around to tell her to smile? She’s a natural. And the huge plaid hat on the woman in pic#2 is amazing. She wears it with such aplomb.
August 24, 2007 at 11:31 am
Why all the tatto hating? To each his or her own. Her ink is as beautiful as she is. It’s original and well-done. It’s not some cheap flash from the wall of the tattoo studio.
EA and M
August 24, 2007 at 11:44 am
Love the pic of the gal with the tattoo, She’s beautiful. Here in Portland, OR just about everyone has beautiful ink work and it’s nice to see a little representation on the blog. I take for granted how liberal and forward-thinking Portland is, and am reminded when I go to NYC and get more rude comments about my tattoos walking around town then I do in small towns in Oregon.As for the comments about “why did she get that tattoo?” let me say:yes, we know what tattoos look like on older skin. I can’t wait to see how mine change; I’ve already seen how some change after a pregnancy and I think it’s great.Why do people think that they get to comment on choices like this? I don’t comment on your poor choice of hair color, etc. Tattoos have a long and rich history in many, many cultures, including this one. Try to get over your prejudices.
August 24, 2007 at 11:47 am
Gorgeous eyes, hunting look! She does what she wants with her body, who are we to judge others?
August 24, 2007 at 12:31 pm
My daughter was very excited to see someone wearing “her” pink Polo dress with belt on The Sartorialist.
August 24, 2007 at 12:51 pm
who would have thought you could see such tattoos at stuffy old polo?
And that white outfit is amaaaazing…
August 24, 2007 at 2:44 pm
The hat is beautiful, love the colors!That is an interesting tatoo and it looks gorgeous on her.
August 24, 2007 at 2:45 pm
All beautiful. Interesting contrast of styles at the Polo grounds.
The hat is classic and perfect for such an event.
My favorite has to be the shorts… such an odd outfit (the shoes, the shorts, the shirt tucked so high), but it all works together, and her legs are to die for.
Asian Models Blogger
August 24, 2007 at 3:25 pm
Is that your daughter??
August 24, 2007 at 4:43 pm
the 1st girl is adorable
August 24, 2007 at 5:18 pm
those denim shorts are rather catchy on the eye.
August 24, 2007 at 6:36 pm
August 24, 2007 at 7:48 pm
That little girl looks like an tiny Angel…
Love the Hat!
Love the shorts, especially with those shoes…
Not comment on the tat..
August 24, 2007 at 8:33 pm
love those hats
August 24, 2007 at 10:03 pm
I LOVE that hat. I must have it!
August 24, 2007 at 11:49 pm
tattoos, tattoos everywhere…I just don’t get it. Would you want that scrumptious little girl to EVER get inked up?!
August 25, 2007 at 1:03 am
I love how the simple summer look of the lady in the second photograph becomes luxe because of the hat.
August 25, 2007 at 3:10 am
Everyone looks beautiful.
August 25, 2007 at 9:03 am
High waisted shorts,jeans,skirts,trousers = Yes , please !Love the change in proportions !
August 25, 2007 at 9:36 am
Is the woman in the hat the mother of the little girl in the pink dress? It looks like she could be…
August 25, 2007 at 12:38 pm
I really like the girl with the hi-waisted jeans. Not so stuck-up preppy, more bohemian. a nice surprise ( same goes for the lady with the tattoo)
August 25, 2007 at 2:03 pm
There’s my favourite triplet of your Bridgehampton series in this entry: a belt to match the little angel’s hair, the hat of a lady, and the beauty in black. I also appreciate the young gazelle furthering the high-waist trend, but oh, number four…
Beside the fact that she’s a stunner, the tattoo looks almost too neat to be real, and there are two things that I find brilliant about it:- Its size. A gorgeous big tattoo shows a lifelong commitment that I find deeply alluring. This one is a perfect size.- Its placement. You feel like there are only so many strategic points a woman can get a tattoo on, you know? The usual shoulder blade, lower leg, back, then the more problematic stomach or chest… Now, a half-sleeve is considered a manly, butch placement, yet this does not look butch to me at all. A lady wearing a tattoo with a matching top. I couldn’t love it more.
August 25, 2007 at 3:48 pm
Seems like times have changed in the Hamptons, for the better.
August 25, 2007 at 5:48 pm
Sart, You’re really good at taking pictures of children!
August 25, 2007 at 7:48 pm
Gorgeous photo of the little girl.
The lady with the hat looks perfect, (and she knows it). Love the pattern on the hat which makes the whole outfit interesting instead of run-of-the-mill.
Lady in shorts – looks very pretty, however I’d wear this outfit to the beach. Dunno if it’s appropriate for polo.
Chick with the tat looks amazing. At first I thought the tat was part of the top- a pretty sleeve. At second glance, much more intriguing. Sexy and feminine. Gorgeous face too.
The Idea Of Progress
August 25, 2007 at 9:03 pm
Ugh…I am terrified at the return of super high waists.
August 25, 2007 at 11:50 pm
Are not the tattoos out of date? Hate them.I can´t understand someone saying we should respect someone who has made the choice of taking them.Come on..what in earth is there to respect in that?I´d rather say we should all respect those who have the wisdom not to take them.
August 26, 2007 at 1:04 am
LOVE the shorts!
Pistachio Of Liberty
August 26, 2007 at 4:00 pm
Here’s a totally agenda free musing regarding the response by inked one to the ink “hater”:
I’ve had the same response to opinions stated as fact “She ruined it with that [hat/hair/shoes/jacket]” – that is, rather than, Well, I think it’s ugly” they state “It IS ugly”. Especially strange when nested within overwhelmingly positive remarks.
But then…. well, we state glowing remarks as fact. “She is gorgeous!” instead of “I think she’s gorgeous”. Anyway, I just wonder why that is.
It’s interesting to hear tattoos referred to as being something unusual; as a long time resident of SF and then Seattle, I grew tired on ink and piercings over a decade ago. I know so few people withOUT ink that it’s hardly hip rebellious, cutting edge in the least anymore. Not since 14 years ago some sorority girls stopped me on the street to ask where they could get their nose pierced.
At this point it’s a just a personal choice. Though a tattoo will not make you “different” (in fact, if anything, it’s the opposite) but WHAT a person chooses have emblazoned on their skin for eternity can telegraph part of what’s inside, and that is one main purpose of fashion. Myself, I have some small, old tats – but one look at my high school hairdo makes me loathe to commit to what’s destined to become the epidermal equivalent of permanent Farrah-hair. Novelty is my favorite part of fashion.
But perhaps that’s one reason for the fad – the wish for permanence among a generation for whom the world seems built on sand.
August 26, 2007 at 4:56 pm
That last woman is intensely beautiful, green eyes and dark hair – what a haunting combination. The colourful tattoo just gives a cool, modern and very powerful edge to a confident person, in my opinion.
I am so thrilled that the world holds all these different expressions of beauty. I am stunned, honestly. You certainly have reenchanted my imagination.
August 27, 2007 at 8:59 am
What’s with the high heels with short shorts? I think it looks silly. Flats, High top sneakers, sandals, or even flip flops would have looked both more proportional and more sane. Who wears high heels to be with horses?
The tatoo, I think, is gorgeous. Great design.
August 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm
what a surprise on Sartorialist! i want more of the tattoo girl!
August 27, 2007 at 2:17 pm
Amen Ea and M! I live in Austin and never feel odd around town with my tattoos. Traveling last week, I felt some serious staring in, of all places, NYC. That place is turning into a Disney-fied wonderland w/ out the color! I’ve gotten the stares of pity, disgust, etc. all over the place though, and I like to consider myself pretty attractive. It’s amazing how many of those who have problems with tattoos have no problem displaying their buttcracks, thongs, and huge guts around us. (Check yourselves people! Tattoos are creativity in action. They are beautiful and it takes guts to sit there for hours and “suffer” for your beauty)
August 27, 2007 at 7:16 pm
Where in NY are you people getting negative looks/comments on your tattoos? Times-Tourist-Square? Anyway, I love this woman’s tattoo because it’s obvious it’s a very personal design for her. I loooove the plaid hat too! great pics all around.
August 27, 2007 at 11:36 pm
The Little Girl on the fence is just so darling.. ;)
August 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm
High-waisted shorts look uncomfortable and are really unflattering. I keep seeing celebs in them. I think they’re horrible!
August 28, 2007 at 2:33 pm
It seems to me that the people who tend to make negative comments towards tattoos are reflecting an some regret or insecurity they are masking thus projecting. Tattoos can be cliche and can also be a beautiful accent to ones personality and style. If one chooses to get a Tweety Bird holding up the middle finger, then they might feel later on that wasnt the best option. However, not everyone who has a tattoo and is interested in tattoos is like that. They can be very complimentary and add a wonderful sense of intrigue and class to the bearer regardless of age. I could care what moronic hairstyle you had in high school because you had chosen to follow trends. Tattoos are still kind of trendy, but like anything else that becomes trendy it can not be written off as a passing fancy because of the vogue-ness of it now. Not everyone might be as desperate as you are to run out and cash in on the latest hit look. It has it roots and deserved respect. As far as the opinions of some you, I suggest you not be insulting as Im sure I might find your choice of clothing, shoes, friends etc repulsive and offensive in my way. To each his own.
August 28, 2007 at 6:34 pm
the girl with the tattoo is absolutely gorgeous, and in my opinion the tattoo makes her even more interesting. You go girl!
August 29, 2007 at 3:15 am
Funny, but no one mentioned that the beautiful woman with the stunning tattoo is wearing a black dress (top?) — and that the tattoo on her arm is a drawing of a beautiful woman wearing a very similar black dress. Making the semiotics of the whole thing considerably more potent.
As to the pros and cons of tattooing — yes, tattoos have an ancient history as a form of human decoration, but until relatively recently all that was tribal and intended to be a lifelong mark of belonging. The possibility of regret didn’t even exist in such an environment, as nothing would change — the idea was to look as much like a parent or grandparent as possible.
Today, a tattoo may well be a mark of belonging to a sub-culture, but most people wearing them want to look as little like their parents as possible. Given the rebellious undertone to all that, there is no doubt a frisson of pleasure in any disapproval.
However, since the only constant in the world we live in is change, I think it is perfectly valid to say, yes, the tattoo is beautiful, and yes, you may very well regret it.
The person who mentioned something about the “wish for permanence” is on to something, but the truth of the matter is the dermatologists are very busy removing tattoos at great cost to those who regret them. And as to concept of commitment? The divorce lawyers are very busy too.
August 29, 2007 at 4:47 am
Tatoos are everywhere. You want stares? Wear a hat!
August 29, 2007 at 12:05 pm
anonym, 3:15the “no one” part is not true. but understandably, not everything can get noticed and noted in the sea of visual or written information.
August 29, 2007 at 2:19 pm
To say its about subculture its ridiculous as it very apparent subculture does not exist these days. With modern technology and the sped of information/ideas, subculture does not have the needed time to brew. As someone with a prominent tattoo, I was not drawn to getting it because of subculture desires. I decided on it as a personal commemoration and fulfillment. I also prefer to not have to explain it and the tale behind it to others. Even as a kid I was drawn to the tattood folks. I feel that its splitting hairs as one is perfectly accepting of pierced ears. They are common place today. Yet, honestly it is basically adding holes into your body and causing permament droopage. Many old folks with sagging lobes are about from wearing earrings. Yet has anyone mentioned that? Lets not even discuss the eyebrow removal trends. Would you say someone with earrings is trendy or trying to gain subculture status? Im fine with one not liking tattoos, but one cant dismiss it entirely as a future regret because they just dont care for it.