146 comments

  1. Nomadic D.

    March 11, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Got such a kick out of this post! Talk about a transformation! Love it. And that coat is perfect either way.

    http://www.nomadicd.com

  2. Anita

    March 11, 2013 at 3:12 am

    If you look closely same pants and dot shirt as well. She looks gorgeous without the makeup and natural hair.

    • Aska Wolf

      March 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Bravo for having a great perception Anita!
      I was just about to write the same but I saw you already did!
      so I’ll just say- agree!
      She looks so modelish and grunge perfect now!

      xx

      Ok, I’m a liar blog

      • ladyofletters

        March 11, 2013 at 5:56 pm

        esp with a button missing

      • Martine

        March 12, 2013 at 9:31 am

        Just Like Princess Mombi in the Land of Oz. She wore the same flowing white dress at all times as she had no interest in clothing and needed something simple to match her collection of different beautiful heads. Beautiful heads that she collected from people. But Mombi was nice enough to give the victims one of her old cast off heads in exchange….I suppose most kids never read the Oz books now they have Harry Potter. A shame.

    • Sister of M

      March 12, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Very good eyes. But the pants don’t look the same to me. They are lighter on the right hand side picture…unless they got that way from laundering, of course. Regardless, amazing that you noted the shirt.

    • Giulia

      May 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      That’s exactly what I was going to say! I’m not super sure about the pants…but basically they’re the same model, even if they’re slightly different colors.

  3. thecitygourmand

    March 11, 2013 at 3:16 am

    That kind of versatility speaks volumes to me!

  4. Denisa

    March 11, 2013 at 3:23 am

    But she look really perfect. I like her darker hair. Have a ncie monday.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  5. Delicate Man

    March 11, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Great! I get your ‘joky’ idea… I can’t be caught wearing the same coat, shirt and jeans… within a year even if I change my hair?? :-) xoxo

  6. Celeste

    March 11, 2013 at 3:24 am

    This is amazing.

  7. andreea

    March 11, 2013 at 3:26 am

    if u didn’t mention it, i wouldn’t have noticed it! :)

    http://littleaesthete.com

  8. Marta

    March 11, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Fantastic pictures. Really love this post!!!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

  9. Xeana

    March 11, 2013 at 3:29 am

    She looks amazing! Beautiful hair color on first photo!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  10. rebekah

    March 11, 2013 at 3:32 am

    and i love that she’s wearing the same polka dot shirt underneath! her jeans even look the same… a different sweater and hair/make-up makes such a difference here. both looks are great!

  11. Nickas

    March 11, 2013 at 3:35 am

    I like her new look

  12. Lauren at adorn la femme

    March 11, 2013 at 3:38 am

    I am obsessed with the more polished look as a contrast to the simple neutral coat. I think she needs more of a contrast as in the first photo! But ultimately both look very very good and if I had that chiseled face, I wouldn’t give a damn one way or the other!!!!!

    (=’.'=)
    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  13. Leah

    March 11, 2013 at 3:38 am

    It’s the same blouse and the same pants as well! (Which really just makes it all the more amazing that she totally changed the tone of the entire outfit with just a sweater, accessories, makeup and hair)

  14. Ottoman Dandy

    March 11, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Dramatic change actually, still she’d shine on more in a different outfit , maybe more classic …

    http://www.ottomandandy.com

  15. Amir

    March 11, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Looks also like same shirt and same trousers.
    Hopefully the one on the right is her most recent look.

  16. Amir

    March 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Same shirt and trousers too, apparently.
    I like the one on the right the most, hopefully it’s the most recent.

  17. lola

    March 11, 2013 at 3:53 am

    and same shirt

  18. carol

    March 11, 2013 at 3:56 am

    she looks better now :)

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  19. Catherine

    March 11, 2013 at 3:59 am

    same shirt too!

  20. Namrata

    March 11, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Love both the look! But the colours in the second picture compliments the coat!

    Namrata
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.in

  21. Renata

    March 11, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Same jeans, same shirt.

  22. Marianne

    March 11, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Same jeans? Same shirt?

  23. Puffy

    March 11, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Same shirt and pants too!

  24. Zuzana

    March 11, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Wow, that´s change! But I still don´t know, what I like more. Definitely coats, that will last forever. Arg, anyway, both are pretty good!

  25. Sophie

    March 11, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Incredible! Is she even wearing the same chambray underneath?!

  26. Gian Luca M

    March 11, 2013 at 4:12 am

    …wow!…funny…

    Gian Luca M

    http://laterzapagina.net/

  27. Opposite Lipstick

    March 11, 2013 at 4:13 am

  28. Charlotte

    March 11, 2013 at 4:13 am

    Amazing how she changed!

    http://fashionbrunette.blogspot.com

  29. StreetLounge

    March 11, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Wow, I like her new look much more, so natural! :)

  30. Laure

    March 11, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Apart from the hair and make up I don’t find her look very different..! the vibe is the same to me.

  31. Adrian

    March 11, 2013 at 4:29 am

    I really love right girl!

  32. christian

    March 11, 2013 at 4:32 am

    …same shirt, same trousers… :)

  33. irene

    March 11, 2013 at 4:35 am

    great in gray!

    xx
    http://www.ireneccloset.com

  34. Ana

    March 11, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Same coat, same shirt, same pants…totally different look!

  35. Indelicate Man

    March 11, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Has she started smoking or stopped smoking?

    The smoker look has my vote with red lips.

  36. THE STEL STYLE

    March 11, 2013 at 4:45 am

    love this coat!!!

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

  37. BeautyInMess

    March 11, 2013 at 4:50 am

    so different .. i prefer look on the right

  38. Name chele

    March 11, 2013 at 4:51 am

    That’s so cool! Now you’ll have to make sure you get another one next year!xxo

  39. francesca

    March 11, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Scott, you are the best!

  40. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    March 11, 2013 at 4:54 am

    I think she is wearing the same polka dot shirt too!!! Love both outfits!!
    http://www.bonnieclydemarni.com/

  41. Charlotte

    March 11, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Very cool! Isn’t the shirt underneath her sweater the same/similar to the one in the first photograph?

  42. Aggeliki

    March 11, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Her look remains casual but the most striking difference is her hair (colour and style). It makes all the difference imo..

  43. Giuseppe Gori

    March 11, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Amazing shot… Same Girl, same Coat, looks like same pants and same polkadot shirt. The blonde hair looks better…

    http://www.cookingwithgiuseppe.blogspot.it/

  44. haidee

    March 11, 2013 at 5:08 am

  45. Ana

    March 11, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Same shirt and same jeans…. Fantastic!
    Much better with the darker hair.

  46. Irissa

    March 11, 2013 at 5:23 am

    I think is also wearing the same pants :) Love the blond hair!

  47. Tminus

    March 11, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Wow! Very compelling compare / contrast!

  48. L'oliphant

    March 11, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Wow! what a great idea! I prefer hey “natural” look!

  49. Anastasios

    March 11, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I must say, I totally love the first look! She is a cool girl and she can’t look bad anyway but I find the second look dull.

  50. TiboDS

    March 11, 2013 at 5:35 am

    And same shirt ? ;-)

  51. Rachelle

    March 11, 2013 at 5:36 am

    cool, love her as a brunette the most.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  52. Megan

    March 11, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Same coat, same shirt. same pants. Great looks though.

  53. Megan

    March 11, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Same coat, same shirt, same pants – great looks though.

  54. rosie

    March 11, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Is she wearing the same shirt, too??
    Great bone structure.

  55. rosie

    March 11, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Is she wearing the same shirt, too?
    Great bone structure

  56. PonyboyCurtiss

    March 11, 2013 at 5:41 am

    It’s the same polka dot shirt too, right? The change in hair/makeup makes a big difference in the impression given off as well~.

  57. Nodbon {Ana}

    March 11, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Also looks like same shirt and same trousers. Incredible how irrecognizable can be just changing hair and make up.

  58. Patricia

    March 11, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Nice coincidence and beatiful coat!
    xoxo
    http://www.donkeycool.blogspot.com

  59. john b pritchett

    March 11, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Coat looks good though she looks a little haggard in the 2nd photo. Is she a friend? How did you find her after a year?

  60. marina

    March 11, 2013 at 5:48 am

    i LOVE her carven sweater. want to get my hands on one

  61. San

    March 11, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Whoa, what a difference. Hard to recognize that it’s the same person.

    Have a great new week.

  62. From Boho to Chiic

    March 11, 2013 at 5:56 am

    The same coat but different style! ;)

    http://frombohotochiic.blogspot.com

  63. Elena

    March 11, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Wow what a huge difference!!! The make up and hair style did a great trick!
    http://dcinstyle.com/

  64. 9

    March 11, 2013 at 6:02 am

    same pants, same shirt, too! only thing changed really is the lipstick and the hair. and yes, the impact is huge, she looks like a different person.

  65. Cristiana

    March 11, 2013 at 6:05 am

    same shirt too? Nice one!

  66. Olaf

    March 11, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Also same shirt and trousers.
    And beauty.
    Very cool comparison.

  67. Sasha

    March 11, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Almost unrecognisable! And she’s even wearing the same shirt underneath!

  68. Josephine

    March 11, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Same shirt as well!

  69. Daniela

    March 11, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Who is she???? I adore her style

  70. maa

    March 11, 2013 at 6:12 am

    And same shirt !

  71. Laura

    March 11, 2013 at 6:28 am

    She looks so different with this hairstyle and red lips! But the eyes are really recognisable! I like her better now, on the second photo.

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  72. Hayley Middleton

    March 11, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Wow. Just wow….

  73. Anna

    March 11, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Same blouse even! Love both looks

  74. lurpsi

    March 11, 2013 at 6:36 am

    same shirt and jeans even!

  75. Chiffeni Rofe

    March 11, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Wow, this is pretty fascinating.

  76. comme fraiche

    March 11, 2013 at 6:52 am

    before and after makeup

  77. Gaviota

    March 11, 2013 at 6:53 am

    she will forever have great style!

  78. Boston Guy

    March 11, 2013 at 6:54 am

    And no cigarette! I do prefer the blonde hair with the darker outfit but no butt always wins with me.

  79. Floris

    March 11, 2013 at 6:58 am

    And the same shirt, if I’m right?

  80. nadia

    March 11, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Same coat, same polka dot shirt (?), similar pants. If you didn’t say it’s the same girl, I wouldn’t have noticed! Aaaaaaaaa amazing!

  81. Linda Boardman Kerr

    March 11, 2013 at 7:02 am

    She looks amazing in both of these. Love the asymmetrical bottom of the gray sweater with blouse peeking out.

  82. Cameron

    March 11, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Is this planned? or did you recognize her or she came up with “remember me? I’m the girl year ago. ”
    Just curious. :-)

    • The Sartorialist

      March 11, 2013 at 7:18 am

      I actually only recognized the coat in relationship to her general height, very abstract . After I took the shot I asked if she had been on my blog about a year earlier and she said yes.

  83. Iliyana

    March 11, 2013 at 7:15 am

    i can’t decide which one I like better! the both looks are charming!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

  84. Amalia

    March 11, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Real fashion, from real people and affordable.No more fashion from rich people or fashion editors please.

  85. Amaia

    March 11, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Same shirt too!

  86. osaid

    March 11, 2013 at 7:47 am

    of course different look, but love both. http://www.fashioncraz.com

  87. Lydia

    March 11, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Ohmygosh, unbelievable! Such a huge change, and can’t believe you managed to shoot her twice with the same coat a year apart!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

  88. christian

    March 11, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I think she just found herself so beautiful in your picture that she has never changed, she is dressed like that even in summer… :)

  89. Judith A. Ross

    March 11, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I’m guessing the photo on the left is the more recent. The coat is missing a button that it isn’t in the other photo. Either way, I love her style.

    • Velma Vance

      March 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      I drew the same conclusion ~

  90. Matias

    March 11, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I would kill for a simple sweater with a great color combination like the one in the second photograph…so hard to find it. Brilliant pictures.

    • Joy

      March 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

      That’s a Carven sweater, FYI.

  91. Darrell

    March 11, 2013 at 8:50 am

    She looks even better today–and that’s saying a lot. Oh wait. You’re talking about fashion. Carry on.

  92. Sevan

    March 11, 2013 at 8:55 am

    …Same pants, same shirt….Clever girl.

  93. Madamesnob

    March 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Also same trousers and same shirt?
    It seems so.

    Mme

  94. Moj

    March 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

    greit! simply greit!

  95. MariTh

    March 11, 2013 at 9:33 am

    In my opinion the first look is better, not just for the cloth but the make-up and hair, so chic that platinum hair and red lipstick!!!

  96. Beckster

    March 11, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I’m guessing that the blond is more recent…That she’s worn the coat so much that she’s lost a button. Please let us know. Great post!

  97. Marie

    March 11, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Glad she found the missing button and sewed it back on!

  98. Emmy

    March 11, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Whoa! Love both her looks, but what a transformation!

  99. Monsieur Marcel

    March 11, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Not smoking,
    still smoking hot.

  100. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp

    March 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I prefer the hot red lips look for some reason and the interplay of the grey textures (coat, knit cable sweater, etc). For me, this layered look of one color, different textures has more depth, and I love the boldness of the red lips. And somehow I like her hair blonde…the darker hair and the no-make up look makes her look tired somehow. A pop of color on the face would be great and powerful.

  101. Olivia

    March 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Also the same button up.

  102. Isabelle Ofume

    March 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Wow, such an amazing transformation. Its great that you caught on to it.

  103. Jonathan

    March 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

    There are some pieces that never disappear form the wardrobe. I have an M-65 field coat that has followed me for years. I just can’t part with it.

  104. kim

    March 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

    The eye-make up is the same, as well as the jeans and shirt. I don’t believe this is a year apart photo.

  105. Jo.

    March 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I like her before hair/no makeup look I think…….less servere

  106. monkeyshines

    March 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

    fascinating layering!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  107. Manobeina

    March 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

    i adore this post. i love how one piece of clothing can look so different come another day

    http://www.dryycleanonly.com

  108. anddie

    March 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    she got her missing button resewed in the second photo!

  109. Local & Opulent

    March 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  110. Kristen

    March 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Always a fan of image reinvention! In this case, I think it is even more powerful considering the repeated items. So glad you captured this!

  111. Chahrazad

    March 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Wauw. What a difference! I wonder which picture is of this year..

    x
    http://www.thecherryfactor.com

  112. Jennifer

    March 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    She is a beauty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  113. Maria t

    March 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hmm can’t decide which look i prefer. The first one is more bold and with attitude- red lipstick and very blonde hair stand out. The second natural look n colourful jumper make her look younger…she looks good in both!

  114. Sophie

    March 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I love this! She must be a model. The outfits are so cute, but I the total chameleon effect is the most striking thing. Both looks appear like they are the perfect one for her, though I have to say I am partial to the sleek ultra-blonde. If you can pull that off, it’s hard to beat.

  115. LIZPR

    March 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Oh wow …. cool. Such a difference. My initial preference was for the look on the left – more “fashiony”, more “fab” – I do love hair and makeup. But with her bone structure (model?) she looks great on the right for the “natural beauty” look. Either way, she looks great and I love her style (again – preference for the outfit on the left).

    http://www.lizpr.com

  116. une chatte grise

    March 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    This is a perfect illustration of the difference between style and fashion. This young woman, it seems, has real style–she knows what works for her and what her look is. She can then work from that base to play with fashion-y elements and change things up while still staying true to herself. I’ll bet that she’ll still have that coat in 10 years–and she’ll still be wearing it beautifully.

  117. Rowena

    March 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    She is amazing. Not beautiful, not pretty, not elegant JUST AMAZING. That figure & cheekbones. Of course her outfits & hair changes are amazing but on someone more ordinary, somehow would not look anywhere near as chic.

  118. Nimue

    March 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    her name is alison nix. I like her as a model. She is blond now. The second picture is the one from last year.

  119. Emily

    March 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Is this Alison Nix? She radiates a very nonchalant confidence.

  120. Anna

    March 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Oh wow, this is so cool! Definitely prefer the more recent shot, her hair color suits her much more!

    http://beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

  121. Amy

    March 11, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Just goes to show the value of investing in great pieces!

  122. MaricruzLA

    March 12, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Also same pants and I think even blouse! wow very nice
    http://www.lam-style.blogspot.com

  123. Amy

    March 12, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Phenomenal! Brilliant how different she looks, inspires us all to completely change it up from time to time.

  124. Rox

    March 12, 2013 at 6:26 am

    same jeans, same shirt actually :|

  125. Victoria

    March 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

    She looks great in both, but I like her natural look!

  126. juanita

    March 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    So cool and so different! There’s nothing like a well loved coat that fits in all the right places and I love old worn in tweed. You can never just buy that look as it takes time, wear, tear and a lot of love! x

  127. LC

    March 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    both look gorgeous!

  128. Yuka

    March 13, 2013 at 1:12 am

  129. hana

    March 14, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Wow. How could you realize that the woman is the same?

  130. Freya

    March 14, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Silly though that her coat is missing a button on the old pic but not on the new pic.
    Because of that it looks like the dark-haired pic is old and the blonde one new.

  131. Anastasia

    March 16, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    It seems to me that she’s also wearing the same pants and the same shirt! :p

    http://www.thefashionarium.blogspot.ru/

  132. odcinek

    March 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I’d love to see more of such comparisons. It’s very inspiring.

  133. Ros

    March 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    She has a great taste in knit..

  134. Meredith

    March 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Any idea what make of the coat is? I wish I could find something similar…

  135. darcie

    April 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I love this! Absolutely beautiful.
    I see she’s sans cigarette a year later, kudos to her if she kicked the habit.

  136. magda

    April 9, 2013 at 8:26 am

    she is so fragile!

  137. Dayse Fashion

    June 2, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Woww what a cool change!

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