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January 22, 2007 at 10:46 am
She is soooo a Rembrandt come alive!
January 22, 2007 at 10:58 am
Not at all Goth to me — 19th century. Wonderful.
January 22, 2007 at 10:59 am
breathtaking I adore the cape.
January 22, 2007 at 11:10 am
Wow. While this look is not for everyone, she’s so much more interesting than some of the formulaic fashionistas at the shows.
January 22, 2007 at 11:20 am
Lovely lady – she looks otherwordly! I wish I see more of this in Brussels when I visit early next month! When did yo ugo to Antwerp? My crew is going there as I write this, to set up one of our designs at the Antwer exhibition center, for the tourism show! If I’d known you’d be there, I would have accompanied them myself, just to meet you…
January 22, 2007 at 11:26 am
and behind her the flagship store of Dries Van Noten, ‘Het Modepaleis’.One of my favorites!
January 22, 2007 at 11:54 am
Very good idea for a site. Some of these peoples dress sense is very good.
Hrm..Dunno if i like this or not.
January 22, 2007 at 11:56 am
Woua! as we say in French: LA CLASSE!(Lestat’s daughter maybe)
January 22, 2007 at 12:04 pm
About goths: I have to admit that the style is very popular on the nordic hemisphere cities and in some recent collections. But it is also an expected statement from young heavy souls that like to also experiment with eyeliner. The further I’ve gotten into the goth path is maybe wearing all black and reading Demian by Hesse (not at once). I would dare to say that I DO avoid looking goth…. sorry heavy souls but you scare me a little.
This girl looks like she is very very wise and totally naive all at once. That is great! she seems to be enjoying her self, and she is proud of her assumed persona. Nice shot.
January 22, 2007 at 12:26 pm
January 22, 2007 at 12:32 pm
I’m with nan. What made it goth is the gloves perhaps? Without them, though, it’s a simple time period homage that’s well done.
January 22, 2007 at 12:34 pm
Wow. How dramatic. She really does take your breath away. Her posture is quite impressive as well!
January 22, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Why do you refer to her as a “girl”? You don’t refer to the men in your photos as “boys”.
January 22, 2007 at 12:50 pm
i don’t have no words to describe such style! but i love it!
January 22, 2007 at 12:51 pm
I passed on an orange scarf on recent trip to Chicago. Not that I didnt love it, but it occurred to me that with my black leather jacket, I would be wearing my high school colors.
January 22, 2007 at 1:02 pm
yeha I get more of a 19th century vibe as well…I alwyas admire people who can wear fashion with no fear…check out my blog if you get a chance
January 22, 2007 at 1:22 pm
January 22, 2007 at 1:24 pm
Antwerp??? Blimey! Allow me to send a proper welcome in the name of all your Belgian readers. And raise a hand if you need a guide in Antwerp or Brussels these days!
January 22, 2007 at 1:26 pm
I just love your blo, great!
January 22, 2007 at 1:47 pm
Bravo. Simply wonderful. Gothic rather than goth; no black lipstick or nail polish, hair a delightfully naturally occuring color (though perhaps not her natural color)
January 22, 2007 at 1:48 pm
goth? yes. stylish? no.
January 22, 2007 at 1:57 pm
The outfit is quite dramatic and romantic but the shoes ruin it for me. So clunky.
January 22, 2007 at 2:01 pm
I see some others agree with me that this look isn’t really “Goth” in the normal sense, perhaps goth-inspired (“Goth-ic”, to coin a phrase?) Did she actually admit to being a Goth, or was that your silent assumption?
That said, I think she’s really stunning and certainly commands a presence. If she walked by me, I’d certainly feel the urge to compliment her striking outfit (unless my girlfriend’s with me, obviously; then I just shut up and try to catch a sly glimpse.)
January 22, 2007 at 2:03 pm
SARTORIALIST … where’s pics from the mens shows in paris? are they coming? i mean, the shows finish tommorrow!
January 22, 2007 at 2:19 pm
Stunning. And confident. She does this wonderfully. And I do think that counts as goth, although there are some additional things to consider, such as music. If she wore that to a goth club I frequent, I would not think her out of place a bit.
January 22, 2007 at 2:26 pm
That’s unbelievably theatrical!It wouldn’t really work out here in Brazil – not because we don’t have Goths of our own, but because they want to seem sooooooooo mean…But it’s beautiful anyway.
January 22, 2007 at 2:47 pm
Long time lurker, 1st time poster.
The thing that really makes this picture “pop” is the red. Her hair, the scarf, the color at her waist. Without these, the effect just wouldn’t be the same…
January 22, 2007 at 2:58 pm
Very cool. She seems so poised and self-possessed.
January 22, 2007 at 3:06 pm
I rarely see capes that long since I live in a area that is too warm to wear one that long. I do love her cape though!
January 22, 2007 at 3:42 pm
Thank you so much for recognizing the beauty of Goth and not ridiculing it like a lot of fashion magazines and blogs do. The girl is beautiful.
January 22, 2007 at 4:06 pm
Or Cathy from “Wuthering Heights”
January 22, 2007 at 4:11 pm
What are you doing in Antwerp? I really hope you’ll be in Paris to cover the Haute Couture shows this week! X
January 22, 2007 at 4:39 pm
Scott, you’re a sucker for a pretty girl in a cape… she’s cute, but I’m with Jasper; lemme into the Dries shop!
January 22, 2007 at 4:46 pm
This girl represents the soul of Antwerp very well! I have only been there once, but my impression was a sort of a mysterious city, with the same depth and “double” personality as this girl.. Like in the contrast between “the captial of diamonds”-Antwerp, “the capital of innovative art and design”-Antwerp and “the dirty harbour”-Antwerp
I hope the weird police man didnt scare you from exploring the city further…funny story though, hehe!
January 22, 2007 at 4:52 pm
a very unique look, i like =)
&this is minor/anal, but there’s a tiny typo in the entry…it’s “sight” not “site” sorry to be so picky, but it just kinda stuck out when i read it
anyway, keep up the good work!!=)
January 22, 2007 at 5:34 pm
WOW I love that picture! and with your stories i see that you are a funny writer too! Nice :)Felicitaciones!
January 22, 2007 at 5:37 pm
If only she knew how we all appreciate her costume… ;)
January 22, 2007 at 5:58 pm
Love it. Love the worn Doc Martens especially.
January 22, 2007 at 7:04 pm
ah, but posture is always better with a cape—be it real or imaginary!
January 22, 2007 at 7:14 pm
I love seeing people commit to a look. Be it for one day, or always, it takes confidence and a bit of showmanship!
Also, gotta love a red-head!
the photo is really cool, you don’t find people dressed like that every day…but I don’t really like her style…
January 22, 2007 at 7:18 pm
SHe definitely has a certain look from maybe the 1800s. It’s reminiscent of a movie set in centuries-old England, fitting for a dark, cold, dreary winter afternoon.
January 22, 2007 at 7:34 pm
Oh, so cute! She’s like a little girl Theyskens muse. Original and charming.
January 22, 2007 at 7:41 pm
Great SHOT! What a beautiful girl – I can Write a novel with her as a character – her face is so beautiful and gentle aganst the strong black
January 22, 2007 at 8:26 pm
Beautiful. Would be better with different shoes.
January 22, 2007 at 8:47 pm
The boots, I think, would shore up any lingering doubts about whether it’s a goth look or not.
January 22, 2007 at 9:01 pm
January 22, 2007 at 9:20 pm
Really lovely! I don’t think or care whether she’s goth or not, but certainly she’s got her way! I mean, she looks spectacular, elegant and totally confident.
January 22, 2007 at 9:43 pm
Great style. Antwerp is amazing, btw. I hope you stay a few days and shoot there. Do stay away from Amsterdam though…not quite as inspired, fashion-wise IMO.
January 22, 2007 at 10:51 pm
I love this b/c she obviously has courage to break out of the “chic” mold and do her own version of beautiful style. While not my personal or subcultural taste, she is so beautifully self styled!
January 23, 2007 at 12:44 am
there certainly is a certain something about her isnt there?
January 23, 2007 at 2:51 am
Wow there missy! It’s quite something, isn’t it? It’s not really my thing, but I love her pose and stare-very alluring…wooo.
January 23, 2007 at 5:16 am
To Nan and Anonymous 12:32:
They had Doc Martens in the 19th century?
Definitely goth – in that way that a woman in stovepipe jeans, an old white t shirt and a pair of Manolos is chic, and a girl in the same thing with converse is indie rock.
To Sart: I love the fact that you focussed on this. If your goal was to take pictures the way a designer sees the world (in your own way), I really think you hit the mark when you look outside the usual fashion crowd. Don’t get me wrong – I love the pictures of the fashion crowd. It’s just nice to know there’s more out there to be inspired by.
She reminds me, a bit, of all of those early(ish) 90′s monastic looks with the great coats. I think I still have a full length Calvin Klien coat from the period . . .
January 23, 2007 at 5:19 am
Oh, more from Antwerp, please. The fashion-watching is wonderful there because everyone in the city buys and wears the local designers. You would see mothers and daughters – no connection with the fashion business, not rich women – just naturally wearing stuff like the boiled wool asymmetrical skirts, jackets with three sleeves – looking exactly right in them.
January 23, 2007 at 8:09 am
How dramatic. Really nice. Love the contrast.
January 23, 2007 at 8:21 am
Sorry but I find it very…shivering!
January 23, 2007 at 12:02 pm
How amazing you are in Antwerp! My sister and I are fans of your great blog for quite a while now. Do come by in our shoeboutique ‘georgette’ at the Steenhouwersvest 15! It’s quite close to the Fashion Museum. We can give you lots of tips on where to find some stylish antwerp ladies & gentlemen…
January 23, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
January 23, 2007 at 2:32 pm
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January 23, 2007 at 6:16 pm
“What I really like is that she has a Goth look but has kept the sweet innocent face.” That’s what I was thinking when I looked at the photo…well sorta…i guess it was more like, “thank god she doesn’t have goth makeup to match her goth outfit.” i like it! nice shot w/ the cape just being picked up by the wind.
January 23, 2007 at 9:30 pm
As always I love to remember that this one of the few places that values style over fashion.
January 23, 2007 at 11:22 pm
I’m thinking Willow, in the bizzarro-world episode of “Buffy” – i.e. when Willow becomes a vampire.
Sorry. Got that out of my system now.
January 24, 2007 at 10:48 am
The shoes are a little heavy and mannish…..
January 24, 2007 at 12:47 pm
January 24, 2007 at 1:47 pm
The hood is lined in red, which complements her hair and offsets her face. But the rest of the cape appears either unlined or lined in black.
Interesting. I think a different color hood lining would be needed for different colored hair though. For brown hair, any suggestions?
January 24, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Right out of the “Seventh Seal”.
January 24, 2007 at 7:32 pm
i’m with anon 11:50. she knows how to pull it all together, but it still gives off highschool kid in an emo phase who repetitively tells himself “my life sucks,” vibe.
January 24, 2007 at 8:20 pm
It’s Gini Weasley all grown up, is what it is. And she’s gorgeous.
Hong Kong Loudspeakers
January 25, 2007 at 11:00 am
The gothic cape outfit works well with her pearl white skin tone. The dark and light contrast work perfectly.
January 25, 2007 at 3:56 pm
Good eye as usual, the lady looks delicious. Very glad you plucked up the courage.
January 26, 2007 at 7:32 am
Waw that’s a great pic.Can’t wait to see the other shots you did in Antwerp!
January 26, 2007 at 7:38 am
Great pic.So much better than so many of the -albeit stylish-fashionista’s on your blog.I adore someone who stands out of the crowd without being a follower of fashion (though some might say she follows a subcultural dresscode). It speaks volumes on one’s character.Individualism is the new black!
January 26, 2007 at 4:25 pm
Wow, that is one gorgeous cape!
January 27, 2007 at 2:12 am
She is the most incredible thing I’ve seen in years. I’m at a loss for words.
January 27, 2007 at 9:37 am
Its with goth as any other lifestyle/style, the use of too many attributes will destroy the look. (Rockabilly can look amazing if you don´t go too heavy on the tattoos, skulls and whatnots. Dito for punk. And don´t think the gentleman´s uniform of dries, armani and so forth is any better or worse. It is what you make it.)
Using a set style to dress is an easy way out. I love how the sartorialist catches those who walk the less trodden path. Whether it be a cape or a surprisingly loud scarf.
January 27, 2007 at 7:16 pm
Pretty young girl. Almost angelical. Her ensemble is hauntingly beautiful. Wonderful.
January 28, 2007 at 10:32 am
you need to come to melbourne..
January 29, 2007 at 10:00 pm
WOW! Love it. I once saw Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on the street in Montreal with a cape. He looked absolutely dashing and gorgeous. I’ve seen several capes since but only this one looks nearly as great. Beautiful photo, too!
February 18, 2007 at 4:56 am
August 9, 2007 at 9:13 am
She looks directly come out of Interveiw with vampire with that Goth
June 20, 2009 at 11:14 am
Lovely.In that street- de kammenstraat- in antwerp, there's a store that sells gothic clothes. -It's a wonderfull, bit creepy store, like all gothstores-so you often see girls and boys with these styles. But this is an amazing shot.
August 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm
For the author of the blog…
Well, Sir… I think if you go to the Wave Gotik Treffen festival, their eyes would be fascinated in the vision that you could have.
August 19, 2010 at 9:54 pm
Oh! She has a really sweet and intelligent countenance.
September 30, 2010 at 8:32 pm
Wow! She is a vampire!!! Beautiful and brave!