50 comments

  1. Iheartfashion

    July 11, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    I LOVE a high-waisted skirt, and she’s pretty, but would love to see her a little less matching, with the red shoes, red stripes, red bag…

  2. softy

    July 11, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    she reminds me of a modern day rosie the riveter.

  3. Jack Daniel

    July 11, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    I would like to give compliments about the photo. I really like the blurry background and the clear foreground.

  4. Alyxmyself

    July 11, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    You have no idea how much good it has done me to discover this site…she does pretty much everything “wrong”, and yet, she has mastered the art of personal style, which speaks volumes, and she is !gorgeous.
    Not skinny, not perfectly proportioned; zoftig, leggy, busty, and absolutely iconic. Thank you, thank you so much for putting the “whoa” back in “women”, and the life back in style.
    You alone have validated me.

  5. Anonymous

    July 11, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Sexy sailor girl! she’s fab. I wish I could wear high waisted skirts (not good if you’re short waisted).

  6. Michelle

    July 11, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    This reminds me of a picture of Marilyn Monroe in blue jeans and a gingham shirt (I think).

    The red against dark denim is striking and unexpectedly retro- I’m going to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Mr. Kooshof

    July 11, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    OK. A little less matching perhaps, but it’s kind of playful also. I love her attitude. She’s a veritable quellebelle.

  8. Misterparticular

    July 11, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Softy is so right! But I’ll give her a point for trying something new.

  9. Blaise

    July 11, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    This for me is an All-American-girl fashion.. Sweet..

  10. The Observer

    July 11, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Va Va Voom!

  11. Dani

    July 11, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    I immediately thought of Marilyn Monroe ! Agree with Michelle.
    And I actually like the whole red matching thing.
    Great picture.

  12. Anonymous

    July 11, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    busty, leggy and iconic IS perfectly proportioned. she’s gorgeous, the all-american chic i could do without in more ways than one.

    sartorialist, you’re the best. i visit your site every day and i’m learning a lot.

  13. Anonymous

    July 11, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    What a playful summer look.

    Very cinema.

    Is the sun over the yard-arm?

    – desertwind

  14. bobbymalone

    July 11, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    i love everything about this picture.

  15. iwannaeatporkchoptonight

    July 11, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Not many people can pull off a high-waisted anything unless you’re tall and slim. But she did it very well. Either that or you took the shot in a very good angle :P I love her shoes. I think it’s a really cute look without being too cutesy. Gosh, I wish I could pull off the high-waist thingie!

  16. m-

    July 12, 2007 at 12:21 am

    it’s so interesting how i immediately looked at her and thought “american”

  17. Bianca

    July 12, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Sartorialist i really apreciate your job, i’m form brasil, and i want to know, you are only a photografy or you have anotehr job?
    sorry about it. = D
    i love what you do..
    i’m trying to do this with my pictures to, this is so funny you know.!
    (i have a blog too, with u want to go to see it will be a pleasue, but is only pictures of friends and things that we do.. = p)
    thxs
    xx

  18. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 1:20 am

    I like her stance.. as my mum would say – “best points forward”! I looove the stripey top; not mad about the buttons at the top of the skirt, but I like the overall effect – v stylish.

  19. Melburnian

    July 12, 2007 at 1:35 am

    What a spunk, I like this shot heaps! This girl is a friend, she’s a graphic designer hailing from beautiful Melbourne.

  20. dar

    July 12, 2007 at 1:38 am

    I THINK SHE IS STUNNING.

    http://www.nyfashionhats.com

  21. chloe

    July 12, 2007 at 2:04 am

    OK, this trend REALLY needs to die.

    Zaftig really is the word for the model.

    Still, the trend needs to die…

  22. Sehnsud

    July 12, 2007 at 3:07 am

    Love those legs! Perfect outfit.

  23. daniqueconijn

    July 12, 2007 at 3:31 am

    very marilyn monroe/scarlett johansson!

  24. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 4:03 am

    very cute, very sexy. Her smile is so enticing..

  25. Lucy

    July 12, 2007 at 4:14 am

    she looks like a fab rockabilly queen…

  26. CDB

    July 12, 2007 at 7:35 am

    I’m not sure that I would call her
    “zaftig”…. rather normal?

    Beautiful photo, but I hate that skirt.

  27. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 8:35 am

    women with curves :)

  28. Sylwia

    July 12, 2007 at 8:42 am

    she looks awesome

  29. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 9:09 am

    She is daylight! Great short Sart!

  30. Jason

    July 12, 2007 at 9:43 am

    Great shot! I like her homage to vintage 50s style without being retro. My fiancee has a similar look to her and also wears high waisted vintage 50s sidezip jeans which really are flattering if you have some height. I think you’d really see some great looks if you came out to a big rockabilly weekender

  31. Alyssa Coberly

    July 12, 2007 at 11:30 am

    I love this outfit … and I always say “anything works if you love it!” just look at that confidence she just looks like a woman who knows what she wants!

  32. Deja Pseu

    July 12, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    homage to vintage 50s style without being retro

    Ah thank you. I was searching for how to describe what I like about this and you’ve done it for me! It’s become so de rigeur to mis-match accessories that this jumps out, but it works due to the homage factor.

  33. Jim

    July 12, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    She really is darling (although I had to view the large photo to see it). But its not her clothes — especially not the high-waisted skirt — that does it for her. Nonetheless, she’d be darling no matter what she wore.

  34. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    It’s a high-waisted skirt, but it’s got stitching that follows a low-waisted profile, almost giving her a low-waisted skirt with a little bustier above it. To me, that’s what makes it almost work.
    The flaw in this outfit for me is that I like a long torso and I find that this woman doesn’t have much torso to begin with and she can’t afford to wear a skirt like this that steals from it.

  35. JO

    July 12, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Love it! But it really makes me miss Anna Nicole – makes me sad we will never see new stunning shots of her. R.I.P. Anna!

    I can’t wait to see what a beauty her daughter grows up to me.

  36. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    I live in a town where indulging in fashion is comletey dead, so it makes me happy to see a woman dressed very well and confident. She looks great and i hope to see more photos of woman wearing all american style(We need more of it!).

  37. Bunmi

    July 12, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    Oh my! She is absolutely gorgeous.

  38. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    her outfit is simply way too matchy-matchy. all accessories in red? looks like a mall outfit. sorry!

  39. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    I think it’s her attitude that helps carry this off; Mom was right about good posture. She’s iconic, almost a hood ornament even but it really works!

  40. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    she personifies ‘all-american’ to me :)
    this is a portrait as well as a fashion photo

  41. Nora

    July 13, 2007 at 11:12 am

    The light in this photo is fantastic! With her shining hair and red accents all lit up in front of that gray, gritty urban background…I can almost hear “Tonight” from West Side Story playing.

    And I love that everyone thinks she’s so American and it turns out she’s Australian. They seem to grow them tall there – do they have universal health care or something?

  42. thatgirl

    July 13, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Love it! I have a very similar figure and I’m usually very scared of high waisted skirts, but she looks gorgeous!

  43. mfm

    July 13, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    I agree with Jim– she is beautiful, but I don’t like the outfit especially. And I would also chime in to agree that she is not “zaftig”. As usual, I love the photo. Her expression is great, as well.

  44. the Fashion Informer

    July 13, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Beautiful! And good posture, to boot!

  45. beaming

    July 14, 2007 at 3:58 am

    I saw that skirt a while back at Urban Outfitters (I’m pretty sure) and she pulls it off great.9

  46. Favorite Apron

    July 14, 2007 at 9:48 am

    I’m happy to see a girl who doesn’t affect a slouch and tiresome pigeon toes.

  47. Casey

    July 15, 2007 at 1:38 am

    i think that more than she looks great…that your photography skills have risen…the lighting is rockin and…your fashion interests have become more personal…dot dot dot

  48. chet

    July 15, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    I’m happy to see you post a person that is a little more in line with the average American build. She is a great example of someone that does not have the typical build of most of your postings. Style does not always require 3% body fat. A healthy build is just as sexy as all of the waifs that are usually posted on your blog…with the exception your occasional posting of the portly, elderly man. Style is about how one carries ones self. Would like to see more postings like this one. She looks great!

  49. el guapachoso

    July 16, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Que belleza!
    My goodness, what a beauty she is, and her outfit perfectly suits her classic american bombshell figure. wish i’d seen her in real life.

  50. Mrs. Span

    August 30, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    Nice curvy body.

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