Tuesday, December 18, 2012

On the Street….. Alessandra C., New York

I always love the conceptual mix of high/low chic…..a hoodie & fur, perfect.


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  1. Elisa

    December 18, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Oh that girl… she is perfection. She makes fur work for her age and brings it straight out of the ‘vintage’ look that fur is often associated with when worn by the younger generation. The flash of red is also genius.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion

    • Nina

      December 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Love the photo! Love the magazine! :)


    • Simone Fraser

      October 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

      The mix of high and low that Scott wrote about here reminds me of a photo that was included in the first book. There is a lovely woman wearing a cashmere coat with a synthetic anorak underneath. Their ages, pallettes and style are polar opposites, however both women are very gorgeous and very chic, in accordance with their personal vision of creating looks.

  2. Simbarashe

    December 18, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I think designers should take hoodies & fur to another level. So much potential.

    • Richard

      December 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      I agree and I love this look, but maybe not such a ratty looking hoodie. Maybe a cool cashmere or sweater hoodie and a fur???

      • Martine

        December 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        Nah. Thats the perfect hoodie. Its not a hoodie unless its thick cotton and a bit worn.

  3. carlo

    December 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

    fur still sucks in 2012

    • Audrey

      December 18, 2012 at 10:43 am


    • Supernova

      December 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      true though..only fake furs are accepted!!

    • Edoardo

      December 19, 2012 at 4:15 am


    • Meadowlark

      December 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Agree–and I don’t care if she did inherit it from her grandmother.

    • wtf

      December 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm


    • traqutor

      December 20, 2012 at 10:12 am


      • Martine

        December 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        Its awesome how wearing fur now makes you a total rebel. Things have come a long way around.

        • ccc

          December 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

          it’s not rebellious in a likeable way to wear fur, it’s more like smug or even showy. maybe more acceptable if it’s old/vintage fur, but at the same time, now one who sees it knows that.

          • Martine

            January 1, 2013 at 2:50 am

            Its rebellious in a brave way, considering you have crazy people that think its up to them to tell others what they can wear, and what they should feel. Freedom is still likeable to some of us.


    December 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

    beautiful mix style!!!! interesting outfit!!!


  5. Michael

    December 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

    The fur is beautiful but as an animal lover . . .
    Love the monochrome palette with the splash of fiery red. Danger!
    Beautiful portrait, balanced and harmonised . . .

  6. High T

    December 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I like how you turn casual moment into something awesome. Love the combination of colors and the girl also..

  7. kassiastclair

    December 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Love this look – such a pretty face.


  8. Gian Luca M

    December 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

    wonderful shot!

    Gian Luca m


  9. Brian

    December 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Conceptual? More like she probably was in a rush.

  10. lavinia

    December 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Sorry I find it horrible sporty and chic together??? No way (excerpt for a pair of jeans)

  11. Gentlemeter

    December 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

    That little smile curve on her lips matches the situation perfectly. She looks great and Scott is shooting her:)


  12. KRH

    December 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Love the bag!!! Tailgate!!!

  13. greenclothing

    December 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I do like the fur jacket….

  14. Rachelle

    December 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Love it.

  15. Marián

    December 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

  16. Lindy702

    December 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Scott, this is one of the best high/low chic images ever! Red really makes this image POP! Have a Great Holiday..

  17. Rhoda Wong

    December 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

    i love her, so stylish all the time


  18. Denisa

    December 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Very nice pic, she looks amazing. I like her fur coat. Have a nice day.


  19. Anna Louisa

    December 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

    wow…she could make any look work :)


  20. A-C

    December 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I love the mink!
    A-C at Pouf! Magazine

  21. LIZPR

    December 18, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I love this too! It’s like the shot you posted previously of the woman in all denim with dressy shoes and camel coat. It’s all in the mix that reveals your style.

    I also totally agree with Simbarashe – I’d like to see hoodies elevated. I have a couple of furs, one given to me and another that belonged to my grandmother. I rarely wear them for fear of judgement – something I normally don’t care about. Weird.


  22. kcomekarolina

    December 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

    this looks so cool!

    xoxo from rome

  23. Carola

    December 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

    perfect match!


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  24. Marija

    December 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

    just beautiful


  25. Lisette

    December 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Agreed, great combo!!

  26. Monsieur Marcel

    December 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

    The hoodie & beanie make the fur seem sporty and functional, not some sort of statement piece (a statement I’d rather not hear).

  27. Soulofashopper

    December 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

    love her mix of fur and sporty style! xo, Alma

  28. Star White

    December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Very interesting mixture of style and texture. She has lovely cheek bones and that red hat is just too cute!


  29. Sialsiquiero

    December 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

    That photo reminds me a old picture from Miroslava Duma with a NY jumper and red tights!


  30. Guillermo Álvarez

    December 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I always love the grey and red mixing. Great portrait!

  31. [email protected]

    December 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I’ve got my grandmother’s fur jacket in my closet…now I know how to wear it! Make it contemporary with the color pop of a red hat and a hoodie. Thanks Sartorialist! First, I dug out the leopard print faux fur jacket my sister gave me years ago…now it’s time to do the same with my grandmother’s fur.

  32. Margherita

    December 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Great hipster style!


  33. comme fraiche

    December 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

    either wear the sweatshirt or the fur but not at the same time, this look doesn’t work for me

  34. Videolite

    December 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Love the style and the use of color! Demonstrating yet again that style is not about trends and brands – but a specific sensibility! The Monocle bag does not hurt either – I am a fan!

  35. http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

    December 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

    interesting look :)

  36. Beauty Follower

    December 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Yes it is a perfect look!

  37. Karoline Kalvo

    December 18, 2012 at 10:56 am


    Love from Norwegian model

  38. Cecilia

    December 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Always wonderful vintage furs!

  39. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    December 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I love her look. NY here I come.

  40. Leila

    December 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Ethereal beauty, comfortable, cosy, effortless and Christmasy!

  41. Elena

    December 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Gorgeous shot! Unexpected combination of fur and the sweatshirt, but she makes it look awesome!!!!

  42. monkeyshines

    December 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

    natural beauty!

  43. This is Belgium

    December 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

    what a beautiful face

  44. Liz

    December 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

    omg she is stunning


  45. Steve in PA

    December 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Love this look, and this photo! So much in good design and music today is a mash up of two seemingly incongruous things, but when you hear or see them you instantly love their pairing. She is gorgeous and brilliant to put this look together: Sophisticated but totally approachable and fun.

  46. Milsters @ Little Pieces of Light

    December 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Wow, I’d never think of pairing a hoodie and fur (faux?) together. She pulls it off though!

    Love that she’s carrying a Monocle bag also :)



  47. Sevan

    December 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    The combination of fur and hoodie is odd and not stylish to me.
    Take off the fur jacket and show your beautiful youth !

  48. Christina

    December 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    The confidence is palpable. Sometimes it is hard to believe there is so much beauty out there…you bring a smile to my face today. And for some reason I think she has a very sweet granny that gave her the fur.

  49. cecille

    December 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Yes, perfect!! Cool combination!!

  50. Sophie Mhabille

    December 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    yes ! so perfect mix ! she looks so cool with her fur and hoodie. I would love to find a short simple fur coat like hers

  51. clotheswhorse

    December 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Unexpected and wonderful look. Of course it does help that she is young, thin, and totally spectacular looking.

  52. Alessandra

    December 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  53. Laura

    December 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful photo, really great style for a cold day!


  54. Eva

    December 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Totally agree, perfect combination!


  55. Cakes and Manolos

    December 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I would wear fur this way too. And I will.

  56. Supernova

    December 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    that look is coool!
    And the girrrl is goodlookiiiing! ;)

  57. Deborah

    December 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    adorable .. even I love this style

  58. Nico

    December 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  59. Kim

    December 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Love this look!

  60. Jennifer

    December 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    She’s beautiful!

    xo Jennifer


  61. lauren

    December 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I love Allesandra! Beautiful, stylish AND funny! Or so I assume from her posts on Into the Gloss.

  62. Virginia L

    December 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I just love the pic.

  63. shark mombassa

    December 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    the only place fur looks good is on an animal

  64. Mona

    December 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    She is gorgeous which is why she can pull that look. Do people seriously think that they can pull off that combination if they looked just average…I don’t think so. : ) And I still prefer that she did not associate the hoodie with that beautiful fur.

    • Anuket

      December 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

      Absolutely agree with you. She could wear anything and look stylish. Love the look on her but on me it would look shabby. Still love the picture a lot.

      • Mona

        December 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

        I do too…thank you for agreeing with me…sometimes people that I see here in LA forget this and think that they can pull off this look : ) It disturbs the visual environment.

  65. Pampelmusea

    December 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Love the pop of colour on her head and the long straight hair.


  66. Jules

    December 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    she looks stunning !!


  67. Alyssa

    December 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    W0w, I love this. Too often in fashion you see people walking around in clothes that one might wear to some extravagent event, and all they are doing is their grocery shopping. I think it’s amazing to see something that kind of brings the concept of fashion and still being fashionable, down to earth a bit. I think the hoodie is a fantastic addition to the outfit – and where can I get myself one of those coats!


  68. Alyssa

    December 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I love this – brings the concept of fashionable back down to earth.


  69. Mawes

    December 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Love the mix of styles in this photo.

  70. Betsy

    December 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Hoodie and fur. ABSOLUTELY GENIUS. This girl deserves an award, for real.


  71. Kristin

    December 19, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Sorry, but fur is never perfect unless it’s on the living animal it belongs to. I’d rather see an Hermes scarf or Chloe skirt being taken to the next level.

  72. Annuk

    December 19, 2012 at 1:37 am

    well… to say the truth I’m not a big fan of that look : hoodie+fur+uggs= typical moscow style of winter 2011
    and the look is no more of originality when everybody is the same
    this year it’s parka and beanie EVERYWHERE

  73. Philippe Philippe

    December 19, 2012 at 2:08 am

  74. Elisa

    December 19, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Beautiful girl!

    With Love

  75. mattiabdk

    December 19, 2012 at 3:34 am

    wonderful !!!!!!!! :)


  76. pve

    December 19, 2012 at 5:54 am

    that girl could be gorgeous in a paper bag.

  77. bisbee

    December 19, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I think she looks great! I used to wear very similar looks with vintage furs I bought from thrift shops back in college – early ’70s! I’d wear them until they fell apart, then go back for another the next winter.

  78. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    December 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

  79. Robert @ InnateStyle

    December 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    She’s beautiful – all else is superfluous. Those eyes, lips, skin. I’d love to see her in the springtime in simple linens for a genuine beauty needs no accessories nor editorial comment.

  80. Vicki

    December 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    THE perfect way to make a vintage fur jacket modern. Timeless, ageless, stylish.

  81. silvia

    December 20, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I know its risky to defend fur, but I think there is not enough info about the subject. To illustrate my point, the red fox is a great example. In Australia it represents a serious problem because it is harmful to native mammal and bird populations and its listed among the worst invasive species.
    I personally love how it looks, and how warm it keeps you in the winter, but it sure seems cruel at first hand to kill an animal to dress. But nobody talks about veal leather, and its the same thing, only a different animal, right?

  82. Jason P.

    December 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Anytime you can take her picture is appreciated. She is fine!

  83. Juniper C.

    December 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Great look!


  84. Martine

    December 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Great mix it up! Truthfully if I had that jacket i would wear it everywhere, probably even to bed.

  85. Energie

    December 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Oh how Monocle grates my nuts!

  86. Philipp

    December 29, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Thats so pretty! Perfect look with a perfect girl.

  87. Anna

    January 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    She would look great with a nose piercing!

  88. monika

    January 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    so so sweet!

  89. Kevin van Diest | The Viewfinder

    January 23, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Great outfit Scott. These kind of outfit are totally my favourites. Love the mixed style which totally shows personality. A pity I can’t see the whole outfit…curious to what pants the wears..

  90. Undolock

    May 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Nice photo. I love it. This is taken with unlocked apple iPhone 4?

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