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June 6, 2007 at 7:08 am
I love this, and I really, really love that they just want you to do what you do. Thanks for letting us come with you!
June 6, 2007 at 7:24 am
I agree to that! It feels like I’m there, with you and the girls. Even though I am actually in Brazil!Thanks for this amazing experience!
June 6, 2007 at 7:37 am
thanks for doing what you’re doing!good luck today!
June 6, 2007 at 8:00 am
GOOD LUCK!!!!!! we love you + know you will do a fab job. There is no doubt!
June 6, 2007 at 8:10 am
good luck, i can’t wait!
June 6, 2007 at 8:24 am
This is what fashion needs, if it’s ever going to throw off the cynicism that “regular” people view it with (including myself).
June 6, 2007 at 8:36 am
I think you are right. They hired you for what you can do so that’s what you should do. It’s great work you do so don’t change a thing!! Break a Leg!
June 6, 2007 at 8:42 am
I’m glad you are rising the nature of your work’s value in front of such institution like elle. It would be fantastic if you manage to extend the allure of the “normal” into the very planned and fabricated editorial pages…maybe to cutting edge for mass markets?In my opinion is just what makes the difference between commercial work and artistic work: a movement towards ethical awareness thanks to the work of the “artist”. Hopefully Elle will see that Terry R. is not all that there is regarding “naturallity” in fashion photography.
I love that you recognize the power of your muse! That power of the “normal human” is what you bring to the public.
Cut of cloth
June 6, 2007 at 8:44 am
Willing and Wishing you WellBritish Elle has always been stylishly put together and they yet again show great forsightIn commissioning YOU & Your individual Style of Docu-FASHAllowing us your readership to become part of not only the documentary process of your way of working, but also generously giving us a first hand insight into your thoughts and artistic visionsin Real TimeThis is certainly A Privileged Perspective&Refreshingly Honest
June 6, 2007 at 8:49 am
Two hurrays for Cool Girls!
congratulations on all these excellent opportunities you’re getting!
June 6, 2007 at 8:51 am
What great fun! Good luck today :)
I love Kelly’s top – in the first pic, it looks like a rather non-descript black top save for the hint of fluttery detail in the short-sleeve, but in the next, the lovely knotted detail and sheer drape of the chiffon comes through. I want.
June 6, 2007 at 9:03 am
I really respect British Elle for giving you complete artistic freedom instead of asking that you replicate what their usual group of photographers/stylists produce – which is how it should be. And Kelly is stunning – can’t believe she’s only 23! Looking forward to seeing the results!
June 6, 2007 at 9:22 am
Hi ScottJust want to say Good Luck today – although you won’t need it. I have every faith in you and Stacey of course!!Lorraine CandyEditor-in-chiefELLE UK
June 6, 2007 at 9:39 am
Good luck. I hope you cast some models of color as well, the real NYC is beautifully diverse, so is London come to think of it. I hope that is reflected with Brit Elle as much as you do or try with your Blog.
June 6, 2007 at 9:43 am
What a fun assignment! Can’t wait to see the final result.
The Stiletto Effect
June 6, 2007 at 9:45 am
As you already know, what a great blog :D congrats!Love this postx0x0Su
June 6, 2007 at 9:49 am
Wow! Kelly looks so much better than all the models you chose! Please don’t turn her look into model look.
June 6, 2007 at 9:56 am
This is a very cool feature to add to your site, the pix, the prep details, love it. It’s also good to hear that you’ve decided against abandoning your shooting style. [IMO a girl's personal style is always more interesting than the work of a creative stylist.] Have a great shoot!
So not Zen
June 6, 2007 at 10:01 am
Omigod your site makes me so jealous of all the cool girls you shoot. Oh to have capital “S” Style: which ain’t about beauty (although quirky gorgeousness seems to help) and ain’t about money (although the occasional fabulously expensive bag doesn’t go astray either). Fact is, it seems to be mostly about confidence and poise, and the girls in your pics have it in spades.
June 6, 2007 at 10:14 am
I love your “real girl”. I like her better than all the models. Good scout out on that one. I think we all appreciate seeing a model we can relate to and not some 6 foot size 2 17 year old model wearing clothes that will never look that way on any “real girl”. I wish the world of modeling would change and showcase more normal looking people of all ages. Then maybe girls would not be starving themselves and getting plastic surgury to alter their appearance. The media and entertainment business really have an effect on what girls want to look like and in this day and age it is not good. But hats off to sart for maybe heading in a new direction. Bring on the “real girls”, and let the 17 year olds be 17 years olds and have a donut or two.
June 6, 2007 at 10:34 am
So fantastic! Bon chance with the shoot. I cannot wait to see this spread — I’m jealous of her country-gentleman-goes-Hollywood hat fashions!
June 6, 2007 at 10:38 am
hey good luck Mr Sart!
I have to say, if you can get the professionals to look as good as this girl who is an amateur (she is AMAZING) then that will be a fantastic result!
June 6, 2007 at 10:46 am
you have the coolest job!!!!!!!! good luck!
June 6, 2007 at 10:47 am
May your vision of clothes, models, fashion, people, and setting catch hold and prosper and change the glossy magazine spread forever!! If the fashion magazines contained your vision, I’d actually BUY them!
Go shoot those girls! (And thank you so much for the glimpse of the behind-the-scenes process.)
June 6, 2007 at 10:52 am
I love that you’re sharing the process with us. I can’t wait to see how it all pulls together! I know it’ll be fabulous though, because you’re involved!
That’s pretty neat, and I love this site but you know, all those girls are still incredibly beautiful, with near perfect bodies. Yes, they definitely look more real and quirky than the ‘generic’ models but… I’d still see that magazine promoting the spread as a “real girl” kinda thing and think “no way”. I’d love, just once, to see average sized girls with funny noses or big shoulders glammed up for a mag. like Elle…but i guess that’s not an option.
June 6, 2007 at 10:53 am
Me gets the feeling Sart’s a busy man…
June 6, 2007 at 10:55 am
that girl is beautiful !!she has this edge to her but at the same time seems like a really modest girl, am I right? :)
June 6, 2007 at 11:02 am
How could I forget her? Love her to bits!Can’t wait to see the pics, Great choice Sart, Kelly Kool
June 6, 2007 at 11:06 am
I remember her, she is great! It is great that you are posting every step of that work!
June 6, 2007 at 11:24 am
She’s only 23? She looks amazing! Between the two of you alone, I’m sure this will be a great shoot.
June 6, 2007 at 11:35 am
The popularity of your blog is testimony to an intense interest out there in “normal” people wearing their own look and looking fabulous. Granted I am always a bit shocked by the comments critiquing the way some of the things are put together, and you can tell how programmed some people are by the fashion biz steamroller. But overall –to go back to my first sentence– lots of us are fed up with being force fed fashion diktats. We like seeing regular people (OK, even if lots of them work in fashion!) tweaking, adapting, adding, subtracting; to come up with a winning look. For a top international magazine to have recognized that, and the vacuum that your blog amply fills, is both ironic and wonderful. Long story short: keep on skipping the assistants/lights/studios etc. Stay your lean and mean self.cheers-haapi
June 6, 2007 at 11:52 am
i am seriously in awe of this woman and her sense of style. only 23! it would be amazing to see how her style transforms over the years.
June 6, 2007 at 12:04 pm
So… why didn’t they let you pick a series of cool girls… instead of models!!
June 6, 2007 at 12:15 pm
well done sart, just do it the best you can, ist you style its you live its your passion. adelante hombre! hazlo como siempre lo has hecho!!!go for it!!!
June 6, 2007 at 12:30 pm
I scrolled down to read the first news about the shoot. Just wanted to wish you lots of luck and thanks for letting us tag along. :)
June 6, 2007 at 12:55 pm
This sounds a bit different from your other projects so far, and exciting. Wishing you the best of luck.
June 6, 2007 at 1:04 pm
you know, we don’t get to see interesting individuals like Kelly around here (singapore). we’re too safe and boring. =(
June 6, 2007 at 1:08 pm
It’s tough to get a person to pose for a picture with such confidence and ease..and to know she’s NOT a model, way to go Scott.
June 6, 2007 at 1:22 pm
I cannot wait to see the end results. I am sure it will be a spectacular shoot.
June 6, 2007 at 1:34 pm
so sartorialist, who were some of the baseball players whose names got tossed around (no pun intended)?
June 6, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Very stylish! Your blog is quite inspirational!
June 6, 2007 at 1:36 pm
“modelishness” … The 1st lesson models learn when they start is to be completely natural & not pose … so if the girls you’ve cast know what they’re doing then they shouldn’t have any problems with “modelishness” …
June 6, 2007 at 2:41 pm
oh my goodness, this is so exciting! thank you for sharing the project with us! i just love the two women you shared with us, i find thier attire to be very inspiring.
June 6, 2007 at 2:53 pm
I think Kelly is one of the most model-ly and (over)-posed people you have shot in NYC.I agree with the person who wished aloud for more-and more varied-girls/women to be pictured in magazines. Though I am very happy for you, I wish Elle, and to some extent you, had chosen a broader range of girls/women for this shoot and all shoots.
June 6, 2007 at 3:32 pm
I love the fact that you chose Kelly for this accessories assignment. She does such a wonderful job with her own accessories. Beige pumps with black toes – always love how they look. Kelly has her own unique way of incorporating traditional elements in a new way. I admire her for it. Thank you for letting us watch you work.
June 6, 2007 at 4:30 pm
I love the way you talk about fashion. You are so real and so positive. You are on my list of top 5 people I would like to meet! (Among the likes of Bill Clinton and Stevie Wonder)<3
June 6, 2007 at 4:57 pm
She’s got so much more style than the “real” models.
June 6, 2007 at 5:38 pm
I went to high school in Austin with her and she was always this amazing looking. She’s super sweet too!
June 6, 2007 at 5:56 pm
I love that you can see her personalitly and sense of humor even before the beauty of her face and outfit strike you.
June 6, 2007 at 7:31 pm
Glad to see Kelly back on your site – she has incredible style! Congrats to you on your fun assignment! how cool! it is really awesome that you got to give Kelly a nice opportunity as well. :-)
June 6, 2007 at 8:08 pm
Congratulations on this excellent project. Kelly looks fantastic.
June 6, 2007 at 8:39 pm
looks like audrey hepburn
June 6, 2007 at 9:22 pm
Great choice Sart for picking this girl to come with you in the shoot.. I just love the eccentricity and most of all the personality..
June 6, 2007 at 10:19 pm
Webster’s definition of individuality & style: Kelly.
June 6, 2007 at 10:30 pm
She is absolutely AMAZING!
June 6, 2007 at 11:52 pm
The full length shot of Kelly is one of the most beautiful fashion pics I’ve ever seen. She seems like she is hanging in the air. She worked the lighter shoes with a dark skirt perfectly–I always have problems doing shoes that are lighter than the rest of my outfit. Her age doesn’t surprise me; when I was 23 (or even younger) I had the adventurousness that seems to have faded in the last decade-plus. This is inspiration to revive that spirit for the second half of my thirties. Thx
June 7, 2007 at 12:39 am
Sart: Thank you for taking us along for the ride! I’m looking forward to October. Geez, I wish I had Kelly’s poise and witty style when I was 23!
June 7, 2007 at 2:03 am
I have the feeling Kelly could do anything she darn well pleases! And do it well.
I’m just getting caught up (and am a bit late to the party). Good luck, Sart! Many congratulations on the fabulous gig.
June 7, 2007 at 3:26 am
this is amazing, thanks! And yes I remeber that girl – she is one of my sart favs!
June 7, 2007 at 3:46 am
You’re doing such an amazing job. Thank you ever so much for sharing this wonderful experience with us.I have no doubt you will do the project justice.All best.
June 7, 2007 at 5:14 am
I have exactly the same Coco style shoes, but mine are from a french brand
June 7, 2007 at 7:01 am
I just adore how you make baseball analogies. Not many fashion people like it! Who’s is YOUR favorite player? Mine is Hadeki Matsui.
June 7, 2007 at 8:50 pm
She is amazing. That top is sheer joy.
June 8, 2007 at 1:46 am
I just can’t stop looking at Kelly’s pics, she is so everything, I love her and can hardly wait to see the results of your shooting. You are doing a great job, envy you!
June 12, 2007 at 9:16 am
its going to be great!!
The Blind Archer
June 13, 2007 at 4:00 am
I love this girl! She has that je ne sais quoi of style and overall presence– I hope that shoot went well and I look forward to the spread!
June 21, 2007 at 3:39 pm
LOVE this girl!!!
August 17, 2009 at 8:02 pm
NATURAL&STYLISH!!! GREAT!!! Susan,designer&writer Toronto
August 17, 2011 at 7:26 am
Absolutely love your blog. It really cheers me up!!!!!!
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