54 comments

  1. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 4:48 am

    Eeeehhhh??? Bag lady? (I hope…)

  2. madameshawshank

    June 30, 2007 at 6:23 am

    perhaps without the pants…that glorious colour of the dress!…could stand alone..and along come CHECKS..somehow or other visually awkward…

    Sart, I love the surprises you gift us

  3. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 7:42 am

    She looks a lot like the editor in chief of italian fashion magazine “velvet”…..

  4. Macaron

    June 30, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Michela Gattermayer!

  5. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 10:08 am

    this lady looks marvelous. you capture the best eccentrically stylish pictures! (i’m remembering the seriously stylish milanese lady from last year who wore black socks & birkenstocks.) & the little bit of blue paper in the window! perfect.

  6. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 11:00 am

    she lost me from the ankles down.

  7. Maria

    June 30, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Subversive!

  8. lafrency

    June 30, 2007 at 11:40 am

    is she michela gattermayer, an Italian journalist? she should be the director of velvet. isn’t it right?

  9. Alex

    June 30, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    I love this look, the colours, the amazing shape of the dress/top being half tucked in. It’s so personal and comfortable looking.

  10. Iheartfashion

    June 30, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Wow! She’s fearless. Love the shorts.

  11. foodie415

    June 30, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    This registers as a “don’t” to me — the straggly hair, unflattering proportions of the top and loud plaid bermudas, fringe-laden designer bag, and Birkenstocks…no, no, no! The Marni look is not for everyone.

  12. anonymousjk

    June 30, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    This photo symbolizes the courage it takes to simply be yourself!
    I am looking forward to reading the comments that will be posted about this one, but I for one love the top, the shorts, the bag and the shoes. It just would never have occurred to me to wear them all together!

  13. iopine

    June 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    I don’t get it.

  14. Miriam

    June 30, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Those colors and proportions are perfect. And she’s quirky cool rather than quirky weird.

  15. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    those sandals are a travesty.

    • dcinDC

      September 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Absolutely no excuse. Tons of comfortable shoes out there without resorting to Birks. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I’d rather see her in flip-flops!

      • Martine

        April 7, 2013 at 1:07 am

        I think she looks divine. Everything she is wearing is so exactly what she should be wearing that it just makes small minds rebel. Not that just anyone could do this. You have to be the real deal to make this sort of outfit sing. I smile every time I see this.

  16. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Leaves me a little speachless. Daring combination. The colours are great, but I am not certain about the shoes. Still I am sure she draws attention.

  17. anon

    June 30, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    One vote to ‘i don’t get it’.
    Is this look supposed to be praised (or not)??

    I don’t know how I feel about her outfit but her hair-style is definetely no.no.no..

  18. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    i dont like how she has combined the pieces together. i like the top, but with those pants and especially those shoes she looks like she was going to some hiking trip and than forgot to change. And I dont even mention the bag.

  19. art kids

    June 30, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    i like everything except the sandals, which kill the look.

  20. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Dear Sart,

    I am a regular visitor of sartorialist.com, but I have never seen something that tasteless on your website (just have a look at her “shoes”). How come?

  21. Asian Models Blogger

    June 30, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    I like that she tugged her dress in her capri pants (on purpose, I hope) to show it off. The colors are amazing.

    I don’t get the shoes though.

  22. rae

    June 30, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    i think this might just be my favorite outfit on the site so far.

  23. Carol Diehl

    June 30, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Following your selections has definitely made me more observant of style, and the fact that I don’t always understand what you’re getting at just proves how hard it is, how much care it takes, to be really well-presented. They also demonstrate the importance of a well-proportioned body, good posture, and a great smile. After that, style is just the icing on the cake.

  24. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    I L-O-V-E HER!AMAZING!!!

  25. Deja Pseu

    June 30, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Fun, eccentric, and I have to admire a woman who isn’t afraid to wear comfortable shoes.

    • dcinDC

      September 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      COMFORT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HIDEOUS!!! Buy “good” shoes and make sure they fit well fergodsake – you’ll do fine.

  26. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    I believe she’d look a lot better with a proper bra.

  27. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 12:08 am

    fearless and blind

  28. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 1:12 am

    i feel like she woke up in the morning and said, i want to wear this dress AND these shorts — how do i make that happen. i love it, because that’s how i like to dress myself. personally, i would do the hair very short and where some thin brown flip flops,. but, she see seems to be doing her own thing and i appreciate that.

  29. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 2:18 am

    an eye for combining colour, texture and especially shape and form

  30. PAULO

    July 1, 2007 at 3:05 am

    If anything I am loving the eccentricity of her look. The style is very personal and she very wells “owns” it…a very simple concept but actually very difficult to achieve.

    And I love the bag.

  31. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 4:37 am

    i TOTALLY LOVE this look! so freakin’ original, real, etc. except… and i usually don’t have excepts… but i SO just wish the rest of the dress was tucked in at the waist. i know it would make her waistline lumpy but still… it’s just bothering me, the way it is in the back. but i love everything else – the sandals, the bag, the stripey pants, the hair, everything!!

  32. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 5:30 am

    Love her. She looks like herself, which may not be fashionable in the conventional sense, but only because she’s not trying to be conventional. She’s outstanding. I get the sense that she’s beautiful, smart, confident, eccentric… all at once. Notice the details of her amazing bag, red lipstick, and immaculately painted nails. How can anyone confuse her to be tasteless or a bag lady is beyond me. You know that she plans her appearance each day as if she’s writing poetry.

  33. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 5:35 am

    please stalk her – i want to know what she wears tomorrow!

    • dcinDC

      September 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      I looked up some images of her. Yes, she does know what she’s doing, and normally looks MUCH better than this. Also, relieved to see that she has better footwear as well.

  34. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 5:37 am

    How wonderfully sacrilegious she is!! Look at that face – she knows exactly what she’s doing & she’s enjoying it enormously. I’m sure she’s imagining all those gasps of horror and outrage. Now there’s the confidence of age.

  35. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 6:38 am

    Dear Anon 10.08am
    You are thinking of the photo of Sart’s photo of Carla Sozzani at Miu Miu Friday July 14 2006? I wonder if this is a conspiracy between Ms Gattermayer and Ms Sozzani?!

  36. editor

    July 1, 2007 at 10:04 am

    i love it i love it i love it i love it.

    no, i wouldn’t wear those sandals, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t. i love that she did. i love that i see a person behind/inside/through this outfit.

    i love it i love it i love it i love it.

  37. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 11:29 am

    It’s not fair…fashion journalists can get away with anything!The shoes are hideous!

  38. Pistachio Of Liberty

    July 2, 2007 at 2:28 am

    I too think that a smile like this changes the outfit – the way an oven turns something inedible into something you want to have more of. My favorite post subjects are those who dress inventively to express mirth.

    My first thought is that she was asked by Sart to tuck in the dress (kind of like Doc Severison showing the lining Pah-DUM!) Now I don’t know. Well? Do tell!

    Also thought think she is smuggling some rockin but not cobblestone-freindly shoes in that bag. I often carry a pair of Birks when I have to run tons of errands between work and dinner. If she has foot issues, that’s smart – though, granted -there are cooler Birk styles.

  39. londondog

    July 2, 2007 at 6:58 am

    Too much Birkenstock for me in this look. I don’t just mean the shoes.

  40. Anonymous

    July 2, 2007 at 9:02 am

    IsnĀ“t this the odd Prada bag she is carrying. With her hair hanging the bag finally makes sense.

  41. Nesle

    July 2, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    WHO IS SHE? WHAT DOES SHE DO?

  42. laura

    July 2, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    i love that you took this picture sart!
    while my first reaction was eww, the more i looked at it the more aspects of her outfit became apparent. such inspiration!

    i feel like she is truely stylish with a strong sense of self, not like some of the anorexic, tanned, fashion victims that occasionally find their way onto this site.

  43. Kristina

    July 2, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Individually, I like all these pieces. But admit it, if y’all saw this woman in a Wal-mart, you’d think she looked like a hobo. Still, I do admire her ability to be enthusiastic about herself.

  44. Anonymous

    July 3, 2007 at 12:28 am

    I’ve been wearing shorts under slightly longer dresses all summer, with sometimes just a peek of contrasting shorts showing below the hemline. So comfortable and easy plus you don’t have to worry about those odd gusts of wind. I think her’s is a very spirited, self-confident look.

  45. Blaise

    July 3, 2007 at 1:06 am

    I understand that she’s subversive and all and I get the purple dress ‘slightly’ tucked into the pants, I actually like the contrast they make, but please do something about the hair..

  46. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Lovely! Perfect!

  47. iloveyousimondoonan

    July 4, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Oh, how I love that she doesn’t care what you or I think, yet, I get it.

  48. andrew

    July 6, 2007 at 4:53 am

    it’s a test,right,sart?!you almost had me for a moment there.phew!

  49. Anonymous

    July 10, 2007 at 2:14 am

    gosh, those shoes are ghastly

  50. raina

    June 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

    i loooove this one i love how her hair is done, how she smiles, how the pants and the dress matches and how the top is tucked in. I also love how the background matches i wonder how the outfit would look when its windy
    -the same person who says when igrow up

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