48 comments

  1. luvsunflowers

    November 2, 2006 at 8:35 am

    Ah yes, very nice!…but just a thought…would like to see a newer look for her lovely hair..

  2. johanna

    November 2, 2006 at 9:04 am

    this is great! I’m from Sweden..this blogg is really great. just wish we had some of the cloths here. love her jacket!

  3. JB

    November 2, 2006 at 9:20 am

    So stockholm. That is a very common look in stockholm for the moment. Nice but a little bit boring.

  4. The Sartorialist

    November 2, 2006 at 9:53 am

    ok Johanna/Johan

    Thanks to Sweden! but you two Swedes got to get together and decide if this look is or is not popular in Sweden

  5. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 10:06 am

    Delightful! In reference to “luvsunflowers” at 8:35 AM: I happen to like her “older” hair with her sharp-cut clothes. It softens the look, and makes her open, sweet face very approachable. I abhor the “total” look in fashion (read: “overdone”)– it’s a grand, unexpected touch when something is slightly unpredictable… maybe even slightly askew. In closing, she looks gRRRRReat!!!!

  6. mademoisellelala

    November 2, 2006 at 10:08 am

    I absolutely love this look! And she is wearing the bag, not the other way around. The black provides the perfect background for a punchy accessory and her overall silhouette is just gorgeous. Think Grace Kelley in one of her classic Hitchcock getups! I want the whole outfit.

  7. Maria

    November 2, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Also Swedish…it IS a popular look in Sweden but very few people in Stockholm look as fab as she does!

  8. Alice Olive

    November 2, 2006 at 10:15 am

    Her jacket is excellent. Her smile is lovely too!

  9. Maria

    November 2, 2006 at 10:19 am

    Also Swedish…it IS a common look in Sweden but very few people in Stockholm look as fab as she does! Classic – not boring.

  10. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 10:20 am

    Her purse IS the look. And she’s also gorgeous, that’s why everything looks perfect. She’s slim and tall enough to use this kind of coat, which looks hideous on shorter women.

  11. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 10:23 am

    oh no, i beg to differ. This outfit is not very Swedish at all!This is something you find among the streets of Rue St Honore in Paris!
    She looks amazing though.Its hard to pull this shape off, but she had done a good job!

  12. JB

    November 2, 2006 at 10:24 am

    Maria said it before me, It´s common but the swedish girls don´t wear it that stylish

  13. the coat department

    November 2, 2006 at 10:24 am

    To be so young and put this together so well is very refreshing. The handbag over the arm suggests perhaps some presentation coaching-I hope not.
    This is why coats are always best first impression.

  14. Style Scout

    November 2, 2006 at 10:45 am

    A very nice image and your subject would be chic and photo-worthy on any street in the world

  15. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 10:46 am

    She does look interesting, but she’s a woman, not a girl.

  16. vale

    November 2, 2006 at 10:56 am

    Oh…the Bag!!!I love it!I love Chloè!!!It’s so perfect,like her look!

  17. Leigh

    November 2, 2006 at 11:05 am

    OMG! LOVE! She looks fabulous!! And this look does not look swedish at all . . . Very parisian . . . In any event, I love it.

  18. anne

    November 2, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    true elegance and what a lovely smile.
    i’m sort of glad she doesn’t wear ancle boots.

  19. savvylondon

    November 2, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    it’s unfortunate the london high street has ruined this jacket-they are producing SO many, most terribly tailored. they aren’t nearly as full or as nice as this one.
    a lot of this is HER, she’s very elegant, as someone else mentioned her wearing the bag, she’s WEARING the whole look, as opposed to it wearing her. very nice.

  20. S.

    November 2, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    Wow so much debate, so many comments!

    Outfit to die for, dislike the bag.

    Thanks for all the great images Sart!

  21. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    Lovely — but surely she’s a woman, rather than a “girl”?

  22. kare sansui

    November 2, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    well…. as seen from southern europe, I actually think it’s more a kind of waspy preppy chic than european chic, like something you could picture Charlotte York-Goldenblatt in.
    ;-)

  23. roseag

    November 2, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    Actually I think a shorter stouter woman could get away with this look as well.

    The top and bottom colors don’t cut her in half. As long as the jacket flares out a bit and the skirt is straight she’s going to have her waist accented.

    I don’t know about a larger woman with the bag. Sometimes more around the middle/bottom isn’t so flattering.

  24. hoi polloi

    November 2, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    I like that her shoes aren’t platforms or wedges or round toes :)

  25. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    Fantastic. What a great balance in proportion, and what’s more-I appreciate the youthfulness about her. Her look is polished and elegant without any note of constraint. I try to go for this as well, at the age of 21.

  26. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    that had better be a real chloe bag.

  27. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    Isn’t that that Rachel Roy trench?

  28. Rogerio S.

    November 2, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    Great look! Almost like those lines Dior was famous for on the 50′s.

  29. Tina Wiklund

    November 2, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    This is lovely and classy.

    For the first time in my South African Life – I am looking forward to arriving in Sweden this winter and putting together something great to wear. Please show us more of the European Autum/Winter clothing. Its really really hot here and hard to imagine wearing a coat or winter clothing.

  30. positively the same dame

    November 2, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    i think she looks wonderful. yes, she does have a little charlotte goldenblatt vibe, but she is much cooler than charlotte — the lines of her jacket are very european, not at all american prep. charlotte would never wear the bag, either — a status bag, yes, this bag, in this color, no — but i have to admit it is my least favorite thing about the look. i simply prefer bags that don’t scream out their names (and price tags). well, except the birkin and the kelly and anything at all by guiliana di camerino.

  31. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    I’d agree with Waspy preppy chic. Because of how I was raised, I have a hard time with the black/brown mix, but it looks good on her.

  32. lepetitdoodler

    November 2, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    such an lovely, elegant look–the pencil skirt paired with the voluminous jacket. it’s rather difficult to execute when you’re petite, so i really do envy the leggy ladies who can get away with it!

  33. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 6:01 pm

    A smaller, more elegant bag would suit this great ensemble perfectly. She sure is lovely.

    Thanks Sart, for making me happy every morning. I could easily skip my breakfast, but I would never skip my Sartorialist and cappuccino every morning!

  34. Kathleen

    November 2, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    I see Charlotte Goldenblatt with the status bag – particularly in season six!

    About the bag: normally I would hate a brown-bag with an all-black ensemble. I think the fact that this is tan, rather than chocolate brown, helps it out, and it just makes the outfit “pop”. A black bag would have been so boring and, as someone commented, much less Hitchcock than this.

    She just needs her hair in a chignon and a little veil over one eye…

  35. Golightly

    November 2, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    I love the silhouette; the big volume jacket paired with the pencil skirt. And the tan bag adds the ‘oopmh’ to the look. Loving it.

  36. Anonymous

    November 2, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    she looks amazing!!!
    ; )

  37. nanflan

    November 2, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    Nice, but I’d like to see her hair up. Maybe a messy French twist to keep things from looking too “studied”. A nice look overall, those pumps are spectacular and really polish the ensemble.

  38. gizhou

    November 2, 2006 at 11:06 pm

    The smile makes the look!

  39. AnastasiaC

    November 2, 2006 at 11:18 pm

    gorgeous! not sure about the summerish bag but her pointy shoes are FAB!

  40. Anonymous

    November 3, 2006 at 12:15 am

    Oh, she’s so cute! I love her outfit. And I, for one, completely understand why you called her a “girl” instead of a woman — she exudes a guilelessness that is so young and fresh. Just thought you should know that not all women are put off by the “girl” word.

    By the way, I’m totally intrigued by your popularity in Sweden. Have you tried plugging “Sartorialist” into Google Trends, which charts the popularity of particular web searches. Your biggest audience appears to be in Sweden!! Who would have known!

    I’m from L.A. but am in NY on business — your blog inspired me to stay an extra day and roam the streets in order to people-watch. Love the NY street shots even more than the fantastic European shows!!

  41. Shannon...

    November 3, 2006 at 4:37 am

    i love it – looks quite giambattista valli to me (but it’s not)…

    and while i like the idea of the punchy tan bag on black, i can’t help feeling that the slouchy-ness of the paddington bag doesn’t really work with the tailoring of her jacket + pencil skirt combo. i’d rather see an oversized envelope-shaped clutch or something like that, imo.

    lovely look though, one of my favourites up with the woman in vintage valentino.

  42. Jack Daniel

    November 3, 2006 at 11:32 am

    Lovely picture, Scott.

  43. LD

    November 4, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    I’ll definitely stop in my track if she walk pass me on the street!

    Usually I don’t approve brown with black, but I like how she carried the whole ensemble..
    really lovely lady..

  44. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 9:03 am

    I agree with most- love the overall look and dare I say that the “ladylike” look is becoming rare? But don’t like the Chloe bag and I think a less obvious make would add a more subtle air.

  45. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    where can i get a coat like hers???

  46. jess

    November 9, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    wheres that coat from , i love it ! so stylish with a hint of cuteness as well!

    she should cut her hair , her hair shd touch the tip of her shoulders and , she shoudl blow it real straight! then shed perfect!

  47. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 3:51 am

    She looks like a chic-er version of Charlotte from Sex In The City!

  48. Anonymous

    March 17, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I agree – she looks great … gorgeous!

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