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August 2, 2007 at 10:31 am
August 2, 2007 at 10:32 am
Im not really feeling the dress, love the shoes but not in this combination. She is a stunning girl though so she can work it.
August 2, 2007 at 10:35 am
August 2, 2007 at 10:39 am
Wow she’s gorgeous! I think she model’s for the jcrew catalog. Love her dress, perfect for this extra hot nyc weather.
August 2, 2007 at 10:41 am
She’s tall, pretty, well groomed. I like the lemony accessories. It all works– but somehow… I’m stifling a yawn.
August 2, 2007 at 10:46 am
Isn’t she lovely, isn’t she wonderful?
A beautiful start to a hot day.
william d. anderson
August 2, 2007 at 10:53 am
GOOD GOD, SART!
there is a lot of that kind of dress shoe combination around, but it rarely looks as nice as this. partly because it almost takes that kind of frame to keep it from looking…less attractive. but then again, this girl could put on anything and make it work.
August 2, 2007 at 10:56 am
This woman is a goddess….from waist north. What is it with the proportions in the lower part of the pic that bothers me?
If I saw her on the street I’m quite sure I couldn’t help staring at her, she is so…goddess. She has the most beautiful face and its been a while since I saw someone that looked this chic and classy with aviators. IMO usually aviators look just funny.
August 2, 2007 at 10:58 am
she looks perfect
August 2, 2007 at 10:59 am
Yea she is a model for Jcrew. Also a mom.A hot Mom.
August 2, 2007 at 11:22 am
August 2, 2007 at 11:25 am
Yes, very lovely & all that… But I have to totally agree w/ Angela…it’s boring. There’s no personality, no real style..It’s precisely these kinds of models (she surely is a model) in fashion magazines who stifle our creativity. Don’t get me wrong, she’s beautiful obviously…But I prefer the not-so-obvious myself.
August 2, 2007 at 11:29 am
Is the empire waist “in” this year? Just yesterday there was a pic showing a young woman in a high waisted outfit.
August 2, 2007 at 11:31 am
I dont like she shoes with that dress but yes gorgeous so whatever looks good!
August 2, 2007 at 11:36 am
the best summer dress I’ve seen in some time.
August 2, 2007 at 11:44 am
she could wear a garbage bag and look good…
August 2, 2007 at 11:50 am
WOW! Just WOW!!
August 2, 2007 at 11:55 am
For Anon 11:25amHow could she stifle your creativity?
That sounds more like an excuse to me
August 2, 2007 at 12:10 pm
angela/anoymous – i concur. they’re all fabulous elements and work well together, but there’s no pop. is it because it’s TOO coordinated?? her beauty definitely outshines the outfit.
August 2, 2007 at 12:47 pm
so fresh and summery. love the big bag of course and the wrap around espadrilles. muy caliente!
August 2, 2007 at 1:02 pm
I think it’s more the body than the outfit…
August 2, 2007 at 1:18 pm
Beautiful models stifle creativity? That’s a new one I’ve never heard before. I feel rather the opposite – that beauty inspires – and sometimes inspires too much! Which is the entire point of the fashion business, really.
Versions of this halter-empire-scarf dress are in every high street shop at every price point(I believe The Sartorialist snapped a mirthsome young lady months ago wearing a blue one with unfortunate mukluks).
This dress looks horrible on any body not built like a mannequin. It exposes so much of the upper body and yet adds visual bulk at the belly and hip, while exposing the legs to well above the knee. It’s also long, and because of the handkerchief hemline, it cannot be shortened easily (I have seen petite young ladies wearing similar dresses literally dragging the ground). And the the final insult – the semi-sheer silk or silk-like fabric clings like a second skin in movement or in the slightest breeze. For the average woman it would be hard to conceive a less flattering dress.
Women see these looks on the Bundchenesque figures of magazines pages and suppose that the dress has some magical ability to flatter them in the same way. Not so, I’m afraid. Contrary to popular belief, clothes cannot *make* a person look taller, thinner, etc.; clothing can only cover or expose, in a flattering or unflattering way, whatever physique the person actually possesses.
This woman looks great in the dress because she is tall, has a modest bust and toned upper body, slender waist and hips, and extra-long shapely legs. The dress is not giving her those attributes, only exposing them.
August 2, 2007 at 1:47 pm
Makes me wish it could be summer forever.
August 2, 2007 at 1:59 pm
i think what makes this shot so strong isn’t the outfit, it’s her confidence. it’s obvious that she would look good in anything she wears.
Who's That Fashionista?
August 2, 2007 at 2:29 pm
She is beautiful and I love her shoes.
August 2, 2007 at 2:42 pm
Seldom have I seen Sart showing a picture like this.The lady is just perfect.She has the perfect outfit for the climate and there is no hesitating in her posture.If she is a professional model she has done her homework well.
August 2, 2007 at 2:45 pm
I hate living in NYC. How can I leave the house when there are girls this beautiful walking around. I just hope I never find myself standing next to her at an intersection (looking like a potato in her shadow no doubt).
August 2, 2007 at 2:57 pm
Gee whiz: perfect in every way.
August 2, 2007 at 3:03 pm
Beauty is never boring to me and that is one classically beautiful, lissome girl. I agree that she could wear anything and it would work.
August 2, 2007 at 3:16 pm
she picked an outfit that really flatters her body. she makes it look like she is a very tall skinny person – she is surely tall and she is in great shape, but her top half is far more slender than her bottom half. this dress shows off her top half, camouflages the bottom half, and the shoes turn her into a skyscraper.she has style – it’s called summer femme light (as in floaty, not “lite” as in insubstantial). and i have to say, i do also find it totally underwhelming.
August 2, 2007 at 3:20 pm
her ensemble matches the background so nicely :)
August 2, 2007 at 4:37 pm
i love how it looks like she hardly worked to look that beautiful
not only does she look great wearing it but on a day like today i am sure she felt comfortable.
August 2, 2007 at 4:39 pm
She is beautiful, so is her dress and her shoes! Great shot!
August 2, 2007 at 4:41 pm
I don’t know if this was taken today or yesterday, but it doesn’t really matter – NY has been hot and stifling both days. This (beautiful) woman looks like a breath of fresh air. An urban fairy.
August 2, 2007 at 5:02 pm
If I had this dress hanging in my closet I’d take it down to my tailor and ask him to cut it off above the knee. I can’t stand handkerchief hemlines, they make an otherwise gorgeous dress look cheap. Snaps to the print though.
August 2, 2007 at 5:07 pm
I’ve seen this girl in the J.Crew catalog for years and think she is one of the most stunning models ever. She’ll never be a supermodel — frankly, she’s too classically beautiful for that — but she’s who I envy. Even if I’m not really envying those shoes.
August 2, 2007 at 5:36 pm
That looks like a Maori design on the border of that dress – very nice – go New Zealand!
August 2, 2007 at 5:43 pm
August 2, 2007 at 6:14 pm
this is summer, and i love the classic aviators with such a seasonal piece
August 2, 2007 at 6:27 pm
She is a perfection!
August 2, 2007 at 6:46 pm
This is one of those stop-traffic lookers. She is so beautiful she could wear almost anything and get people to stop and stare.
August 2, 2007 at 6:58 pm
Sigh, another skinny girl who looks great in clothes. I could almost believe that you think females have to be skinny to be fashionable.
August 2, 2007 at 9:05 pm
I think I speak for all men here when I say, I don’t give a damn how tall or skinny she is. Not boring to me at all. She’s fine.
August 2, 2007 at 10:09 pm
I like the shade of the yellow of her wedge.. It’s so clean and summer-y..
August 2, 2007 at 10:19 pm
she’s gorgeous!!she must be a model…
August 2, 2007 at 11:38 pm
My gosh she’s beautiful! Well done
August 2, 2007 at 11:51 pm
I’m new here, last weekend (in transit at an airport) I bought the July’s GQ edition. There was the article about Lino and your blog. I simply love it! I’ve been reading old posts and I’m really amazed, the pictures, the captions, it looks and mainly feels perfect! Congratulations!!!By the way, this picture makes wish me to take the following airplane to New York.WOW!!
August 3, 2007 at 12:41 am
she is amazingly hot… and such perfect skin… one of the hottest people ever you’ve had on the sartorialistshe looks like a supermodel
August 3, 2007 at 12:47 am
I generally don’t like this kind of dress with the handkerchief hem, but she looks fantastic in it. I guess it’s as another poster said: very few people can make that type of dress work. She’s definitely from another planet –the one populated by perfectly beautifully people.
August 3, 2007 at 3:55 am
She’s very pretty!
August 3, 2007 at 4:29 am
Yikes, I don’t think this lady deserves the negativity. She’s a lovely looking woman, deal with it. And I don’t think an insult of ‘skinny’ is very appropriate. She is slender and perfectly healthy, not skinny.
I wouldn’t call her look boring at all. Her dress is interesting, love the bag color and her sunglasses perfectly suit her face.
The straps and bust line look wonderful on her figure and I like the print.
August 3, 2007 at 4:53 am
I lov her and I LOVE the dress. So beautiful!!!
August 3, 2007 at 6:35 am
she looks delicious!
August 3, 2007 at 8:38 am
Model,mmmmmm.Does being tall, skinny, and totally young makes you stylish?…Nope.
She looks polished and very natural at once, but that is what the aforementioned elements bring to the style table. Not an exercise on style, more like just going with your birth suit for a stroll…easy when you are an exceptional beauty, but of course nothing that you can build…Controversial for how easy it is.
August 3, 2007 at 9:09 am
wow!!! there’s not much else to say.
August 3, 2007 at 10:03 am
isn’t that the girl from the J. Crew catalogues? she’s beautiful!
August 3, 2007 at 11:19 am
Polish and groove… just like New York.
August 3, 2007 at 11:59 am
She looks a fair bit like Jessica Alba, non?
She is a beautiful girl and as such looks fresh, pretty and alluring but I would go for a maxi length on that dress rather than the asymmetrical hem. It slightly spoils the picture.
Otherwise – lovely. Aviators are always a winner ;-)
August 3, 2007 at 12:08 pm
wow, she looks like a model
August 3, 2007 at 12:12 pm
Is she not STUNNING?? Another wonderfully stylish find, sir. Kudos.
August 3, 2007 at 5:50 pm
Gorgeous woman, looks fantastic.
I think the bag’s a bit too large and I’m not sure about that shoe color. Not that I want “matchy-matchy”, but this color seems to clash.
August 4, 2007 at 2:00 am
if you plan to teach a child the all-important lesson of “life is not fair (so, you better work hard)”, this picture would make the perfect visual aid.
August 4, 2007 at 3:36 am
I have to say to ‘editor’: you say that this dress makes her ‘look like a tall and skinny person??’ She IS a tall and skinny person. She is about 5’10″ and a size 2-4. It would be difficult for her to wear something that made her look fat, because she isn’t. you should read ‘amed studio’s’ comments.
To everyone else: yes, she is a model. yes, she models for j crew amongst other catalogs. I am sure that she is carrying a ginormous bag so she can fit her book into it.
and FYI, she’s married to a male model and has the most beautiful daughter… gorgeous family – you should try to catch them as a unit, Sart.
August 4, 2007 at 2:36 pm
August 4, 2007 at 2:54 pm
She is heaven. From a straight man.
August 4, 2007 at 7:19 pm
It’s love at first sight, but those shoes are the wrong yellow and a bit jarring. Not feeling the bag either.
August 4, 2007 at 9:30 pm
Asian Models Blogger
August 4, 2007 at 9:46 pm
Angelina Jolie ROCKED that dress at the premier of Mr. & Mrs. Smith two years (?) ago. After that, mere mortals have a hard time making that dress look any better although this girl does a decent job of it.
August 5, 2007 at 3:00 pm
do you have any pictures of Angelina Jolie with that dress?
August 5, 2007 at 6:35 pm
I would think the dress, and its cut, are very ugly and the shoes are a bad choice. But the way She wears the dress, it inspires, no RIPS my brain away from the usual conventions. On Her, it’s unconventional and eyecatching and stunning. It will make me consider new things with fresh eyes.It’s a GREAT picture, bravo!
August 5, 2007 at 8:07 pm
August 6, 2007 at 1:21 pm
She is beautiful, but the dress…I realy don´t like dress with ” some points” on down like that.
August 7, 2007 at 3:23 pm
A beautiful vision
August 9, 2007 at 4:49 am
Lovely colours, but as someone else said, the handkerchief hemline is too severe; it would look better shorter.
Though this is obviously a gorgeous model with a great figure, the empire bodice makes her torso look too short, so yeah, I agree with the person who suggested she looked out of proportion.
Sure she has visual impact on the street, but one point of being stylish is to know what suits your figure (even when you’re a model) and which proportions look ‘right’ or ‘balanced’. Just because it’s a pretty dress, or fab combo doesn’t mean it looks right on you. (That’s why we get fashion victims.)
This is my first visit to this site, and I suspect the point of it IS the ‘visual impact’ but I’m seeing quite a few photos where people DO look out of proportion – and I’m not the only one to observe this. I’m a graphic designer, and this girl’s outfit is the sartorial equivalent of looking at a page layout and saying, “Hmm, there are some great elements here, but something is NQR (not quite right)”, and all it takes is to shift a few things here or there and suddenly, BANG – it’s perfect!
I’d like to know the Sart’s criteria for choosing a model – does he have a manifesto?
August 13, 2007 at 12:34 pm
Lots of drooping looks going on here. Can’t say I love it but she herself is stunning and makes this difficult look probably the best it could be.
August 13, 2007 at 11:55 pm
Valentina – Here is a photo of Angelina Jolie in a similar dress.
August 16, 2007 at 5:11 pm
unbelievable… being here in “conservative” Grand Rapids, MI, I would never see such a beautiful outfit, yes of course she is amazing too…
October 21, 2007 at 9:50 pm
women of this level of beuty make me happy to be a man. im not being perverted, i could look at her face allday long, i mean in most of the other fotos i look at i view the dress sense and fashion etc, buit i cant take my eyes of her face.