1. Anonymous

    December 20, 2006 at 8:09 pm

    excellent choice. evocative, poignant, heartfelt, and beautifully written. congratulations to the deserving winner!

  2. Anonymous

    December 20, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    well deserved…I totally understand the point of view! so inspiring!! those words sound so perfect because when you mean something from your heart you can relate to this person and his real feelings and inspirations…

  3. bird

    December 20, 2006 at 8:32 pm

    that is a very nice quote…

  4. janvangogh

    December 20, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    Sparkle. Nicely said.

  5. j

    December 20, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    Good job winner. That was fun Sart. Thanks.

  6. Butch

    December 20, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    Lovely and evocative. Many congratulations to the winner!

  7. Nan

    December 20, 2006 at 9:48 pm

    Oh, so lovely — congratulations to the winner. Excellent choice by our blog host and a beautiful explanation of the choice.

  8. Oscar

    December 21, 2006 at 2:09 am

    It goes to show that it isn’t only what you say but how you say it. A good writer, like a good sartorialist, must master the details for the sake of the whole. A fine choice, indeed.

  9. whyioughtta

    December 21, 2006 at 4:59 am

    Well deserved! I shed a little tear for those lost silk scarves…

  10. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 5:55 am

    Not a comment on this particular post — I just wanted to say Happy Holidays and thanks for the blog throughout the year. It’s a real pleasure to check in on it; and it’s excellent motivation to check the mirror, and fine-tune scarves and earrings, before leaving the house.

  11. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 6:10 am

    To quote Sart, …”That line could also just as easily reflect what we do to present ourselves in the way we feel most expresses who we are.” This is what you see fashion as, and this is why I love your blog! It is not exclusive! Anybody can join in. Your respect for others and your love for life and the individual just shines out there in the blogosphere! This is why I have not stopped tuning in since the first time I stumbled upon it and read every single entry over the next two days, totally enthralled.

  12. Regina

    December 21, 2006 at 7:25 am

    Congratulations to the winner, that sent me to that little drop of poetry this person carries inside herself…


    As this post itself!


  13. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 7:41 am

    That´s a piece of superb fashion prose!
    I agree with your insights.

    Your blog is an oasis for people who love clothing and dressing as a way to express themselves, and not merely as a way to show their wealth.

    Lately most fashion magazines are just disguised advertisements for impossibly expensive items.Some of those items and many of the trends magazines promote are just dumb and ugly…

    Being elegant is not just spending money but knowing what to choose.

    And above all, fashion should be a way to uplift our souls for a while, to make us dream of being better, preetier, wiser.
    It´s sad to be surrounded by fashion created by a bunch of sad, sad, sad souls.

    Your picks and pictures show us the possibity of the triumph of beauty and class over mass-marketing.

    Have a great 2007!

  14. Sophia

    December 21, 2006 at 8:25 am

    That was the one I liked the best too!! Congratulations!

  15. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:33 am

    I love that the writer offered a series of vignettes. While a narrative tends to tie a collection of thoughts into an orderly package, a series of moments makes you think about each one, and wonder about them. And what nice moments they are! But for me the mystery of the list is something I admire in personal style, as presented on this site…I can never put my finger on what makes a look I like, and that is part of the fun!

  16. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I, too loved reading all the stories.

    Congratulations to the winner!

  17. Nia

    December 21, 2006 at 11:59 am

    This is beautiful–good choice! This is what I wanted to capture with my entry: the way so many things you see and hear become a part of your sense of style, until there is no one thing (or even no couple of things) that you can say is your inspiration.

    Thanks so much for running this contest.

  18. PodPaul

    December 21, 2006 at 2:13 pm


  19. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    I just have to say thanks for the generous comments on my entry! I was flabbergasted that it won, because I loved reading everyone’s entries – many, many fascinating and moving stories.

    So I want to give my congrats to all who contributed, and to the Sartorialist for his vision in starting this blog and his talent in making it a daily treat. The care and flair of the photos, the subjects, and the discussions are what made the contest such a fun challenge. That so many Sart readers rose so eloquently to the challenge shows what a great thing he’s got going here.

  20. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 4:09 am

    Congrats ajane! Your contribution was so thoughtful and heartfelt. It was almost like flipping through an old photo album and seeing glimpses of each phase of your life. Thank you!

  21. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Great choice, Scott. Congratulations to all.

  22. invisible girl

    December 22, 2006 at 1:00 pm

    Congrats to the winner and Happy Holidays to all out there in Sartorial Splenderland!!!!

  23. eurobrat

    December 22, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    Myrna Loy in the Thin Man movies was a huge inspiration to me when I was a kid.

    Beautiful piece.

  24. Dutch

    December 23, 2006 at 7:57 am

    Beautiful quote, and very fitting especially during this holiday season

  25. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 11:34 am

    what a lovely quote! and congrats! i also wanted to say that i love this look. i like the subtlety of the bling used on the dress. it reminds me of some of the things i’ve gotten at sparkle plenty.

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