Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Different Day, A Different Mood for Silver Eyes, New Delhi


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  1. Darlene Sinclair

    March 20, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Looks like comfort and style – great combination. Fun and practical. That’s good, too!

  2. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Imagine this in NY.

  3. marchingbandemporium

    March 20, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Another beautiful photo, and a fantastic combination of clothes that go so well with the wearer.

    I don’t know whether it is the light, the people, the backdrops, or all three, but India seems to suit your style incredibly well. I have loved every photo you have taken there.

  4. Jack Daniel

    March 20, 2008 at 7:29 am

    The lightning is perfect.

  5. Girly

    March 20, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

  6. Memento

    March 20, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Now that’s a more realistic look for India! The previous one in tights were so out of place with the weather here.

    I have been following your blog the last few months and always felt that the people you shoot were just too well dressed to be floating around on the streets. I think the India pictures are definitely far more realistic and closer to everyday life than the rest. Loving them!

  7. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Diggin’ the slim fit of the shirt+the baggier bottoms. And also the colors in the top+her skin tone and hair…perfect.

  8. Ana

    March 20, 2008 at 7:53 am

    The way her hair blows is fierce. I also love the early evening photograph below, so painterly and dream like.

  9. Diana

    March 20, 2008 at 8:14 am

    but the same shoes…

    I wouldn’t recognize her, though.
    she is really beautiful.

  10. Emily

    March 20, 2008 at 8:17 am

    This is fabulous. Your India trip is only fueling my own desire to go!

    Have you ever thought of doing a book?

  11. lynn

    March 20, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Not so keen on the bottom half but my what a stunning girl and a lovely top. Great shot.

  12. NorthShore Chicago

    March 20, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Simply amazing photo and style. Sart, you’ve made me notice women’s fashion like I never have before. I was always style conscious for myself and menswear, but the combo of your site and a great season of Project Runway has taken my appreciation for women’s wear to a new level. Thank you.

  13. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I like this look much better. What a change!

  14. Barbara

    March 20, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I like her hair. Its almost like she turned around, and you snapped her picture. Great colors.

  15. angela

    March 20, 2008 at 8:28 am

    i do have to agree that these shots from India are my favorite of yours….just beautiful :)

  16. Ammu

    March 20, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Great picture – I love her waistcoat and the proportions of her top and bottom – she rocks the trousers and that hair.
    I love your pictures from India – as an Indian living in London, I love how contemporary these pics are. And beautiful.

  17. suzannemarques

    March 20, 2008 at 8:57 am

    gorgeous! love how she can transform herself. she is fabulous

  18. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Can’t help but notice you picked 2 fashionistas in a city of millions and posted two images each of them. No doubt they are great shots but can’t help but ponder what fashion statements are made each day on the streets of Delhi by real people.

  19. cassaundra

    March 20, 2008 at 9:20 am

    the possibilities are endless with this girl.
    i admire her.

  20. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 9:22 am

    She looks a million times better here. The hair is gorgeous, and the ease of this shirt/trouser combo is lovely. I wouldn’t even realize this was the same woman as the previous photo.

  21. aitch

    March 20, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Wow. I really like this. She looks pretty, yet natural and she looks like a woman and not a girl as in the previous post. Look I’m saying something nice for a change.

  22. Iheartfashion

    March 20, 2008 at 9:53 am

    What a gorgeous woman! I love the way she’s cropped her pants and the beautiful embroidery on the top.

  23. vintage &stardust

    March 20, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Your pictures are amazing!! And the girl is so cute:) Such a beauty!

  24. diana

    March 20, 2008 at 10:06 am

    very interesting picture,considering the green-yelow car behind,just great…

  25. aman randhawa

    March 20, 2008 at 10:11 am

    this is what India is now.People always expect it to be extremly disconnected with the rest of the world somehow.

  26. sam

    March 20, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Perfect colours in the photo.

    I love how you can see her confidence in the pictures. She can carry off anything.

  27. swiles89

    March 20, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I love the way she can pull off the baggy-sweat-pants type look of those pants while at the same time wearing heels. She looks good yet so comfortable and casual

  28. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 10:34 am

    i thought she was 14 in the previous photo!

  29. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Interesting how this is hippie/boho chic, but when you think about it, the original inspiration for Western hippie chic comes, at least in part, from India.
    I’d love to know where she found these clothes, and/or who designed them? In any case, I love every aspect of this outfit, and I’d wear it entirely.

  30. Bill

    March 20, 2008 at 10:51 am

    OK, now if that doesn’t rock from here to eternity, what does? Gorgeous!

  31. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Love the relaxed mood of this photo.

  32. ladyfresh

    March 20, 2008 at 11:35 am

    What a difference! Fantastic contrast in style and mood.

  33. pretty kitty publishing

    March 20, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Ah, what a difference. These baggy trousers are fabulous. And the details of the vest are stunning. This is one of my favorite looks from India because I could easily see myself emulating this style and feeling comfortable and attractive.

  34. Mary

    March 20, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    wow. i can’t believe that’s the same woman. i admire versatility in fashion.

  35. amy c.

    March 20, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Well, it does help that she is absolutely gorgeous. I like the combination, but I’m wondering how it might look on an older woman with a few extra pounds….

    Where can I get those shoes? They look terrific.

  36. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    In colors that otherwise would have blended into the background, the citrus green and yellow enhance the details of her shirt and patttern of her capris, equating to a beautifully scenic picture. The tree works in the same manner as well!

  37. dean

    March 20, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    This woman is fantastic. What an eclectic balance to her previous fresh, conservative, pink-shirted look. If it weren’t for the shoes, I wouldn’t have believed you that this was the same woman…

  38. Anne Corrons

    March 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Fabulous colors on the background!

  39. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    She is gorgeous.

  40. Books

    March 20, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    With all these India photos I love the contrast between the typically urban dress and the rural surroundings.

  41. candid cool

    March 20, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    wow! a night & day difference (expect both are shot during the day)
    stunning, absolutely stunning, perfection how the wind catches her hair. and that top is wow!

  42. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Gees Sart, how many more of these are you hiding from us? So fresh. Show them now!

    V. (very fed up with Milan)

  43. nalini

    March 20, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    @ books:

    Um, the surroundings are urban too. The shots are all from New Delhi. India’s urban areas just happen to be a bit greener than their counterparts in most Western countries.

  44. amyw

    March 20, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Awesome. I love the loose, casual pants paired with the detailed top and heeled shoes. Great contrast!
    People in India are seriously stylish. And these are some of the absolute best pictures I’ve ever seen on this blog (well, I like all of them, but these are some of my favorites).

  45. pikake

    March 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Good lord this woman is stunning! She was in the first shot as well, but in a completely different way. I love that she is wearing the same sandals and similar menswear-type bottoms but in a totally different look. She’s amazing. Gorgeous hair and fabulous embelleshed vest.

  46. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I really like that there is some “Indian-ness” to her oufit. You couln’t just cut and paste her into NY.

  47. Opaline

    March 20, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Soda the warrior princess. I love the pants.

  48. K

    March 20, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Love her hair down and the very different look from her other picture. What a fashion chameleon! More pictures from India please!!!

  49. Ciaran Moore

    March 20, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Hey, I think I’m falling in love with this woman.

  50. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Unlike the other Indian woman in earlier posts who has that irritiating Amelie ingenue thing going on, I love how intense and fierce this woman looks; how unabashedly sexy and menacing.

  51. Rebekah

    March 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    i don’t like the shoes with the rest of the outfit, but everything else looks very fresh.

  52. Caroline

    March 20, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    ohhhhhh my. she is gorgeous, and so is her top. ayeye!

  53. Agyesh

    March 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    cool to the power of a million…

  54. Alice Olive

    March 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    What a face!

    Love the light as well.

  55. Susan

    March 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    SD is FIERYY!

    Perfect blend of ancient India + British Raj + Indian beauty (those Eyes n hair!)

  56. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    The light is great! I think there is a great difference in the light of your photos from India comparing to the photos from Europe ot NY.

  57. BunnyBones

    March 20, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    she’s great. i love your India picks!! makes me want to go 10 times more now !

  58. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Is that a shalwar she’s wearing?

  59. raymi lauren

    March 20, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    so wonderful

  60. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Is this really the same woman? She’s gone from proper in pink to relaxed and sexy; I didn’t recognise her until I read the entry title. Love this whole outfit, especially the fit of the pants.

  61. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    loving the harem pants…i want them

  62. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Please photograph Lauren Davis. I saw her at Conde Nast today and I think she is the chicest woman alive.

  63. GourMay Chef

    March 20, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    That top is fantastic– so earthy yet sophisticated and vibrant. I love how her hair just falls loosely around her, letting the wind just take it however it wants.

  64. TresChic

    March 20, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Wow, you know sometimes I don’t always agree that the hodgepodge of clothes works in some of the photos. Not here. This works. In such an effortless and beautiful way. I love the drops of colors and her long flowing hair. This is an amazing photo.

  65. La Terpette

    March 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Isn’t this the same woman from the earlier post with the tights? If it is she is quite the style chameleon.


    March 20, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    She is stunning, I saved this outfit to my lookbook :-)

  67. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    these pictures from new delhi are so gorgeous, thank you for sharing them with us: i feel as though their use of colour and the different shapes the fabric makes of the clothes makes the fahsion so much more organic than in north america…

    their clothes (from what i know) don’t scream a certain designer… but they rival any new yorker…

  68. brando

    March 21, 2008 at 1:06 am

    At the risk of sounding cliche… FIERCE!

  69. Fashion Tidbits

    March 21, 2008 at 1:45 am

    she’s beautiful

  70. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 2:05 am

    The textile design of the top is a variation of the design which was called “Miriam Makeba” in N.E. Congo during the sixties of the 20th century. In many parts of Africa each extile design had its own name. Very likely this still is the case.

  71. Muriel Mercurial

    March 21, 2008 at 3:46 am

    This is probably the best outfit I’ve seen on here for a while, which is crazy considering how many amazing outfits there are.

  72. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Love the hair and how it frames her face. Fierce!

    The top ensemble is interesting and fun but the bottoms are a let down with the shoes.

    Love the India shots! When are you going somewhere in Africa?

  73. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Her eyes are piercing in their intensity, without appearing angry or malevolent. She has the eyes of an icon (as in Orthodox iconography). You may have taken photos of her for the world to look at, but it is she who is looking at us. Visceral and a bit surreal.


  74. imcha

    March 21, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Chic Bohemian. Love her attitude.

  75. Jo.

    March 21, 2008 at 7:58 am

    What an incredible change. One day a girl, the other day a woman :-)

  76. Amelimelo

    March 21, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Colors are wonderful !

  77. Paul Pincus

    March 21, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Great photograph…the camera really loves her.

  78. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 9:37 am

    she looked so innocent and whats the word… direct in the first picture you took of her, but in this one.. she’s all va va vooom and femme :D

  79. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Lovely but I would really like to see what non-fashion-professionals are wearing in Delhi. 2 posts each of 2 fashion professionals makes me suspect that you have not found enough other inspiration?

  80. malingyun

    March 21, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I really do admire your pics, Sart. But I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed that you’ve featured two of the same people from New Delhi twice. Where’s the mix?

  81. Kanani

    March 21, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    India is just my favorite. Where else can you see women in bright orange saris moving baskets of bricks? Or walk alone at night and maneuver around cows?

    She’s beautiful. She’s very fashion forward –those knickers and the form fitting blouse would be seen very “daring” in some places in rural India (like out in Rajasthan).

    I hope you’re having fun. I’ve got lots of travel stories about India. Are you going to see Falguni & Shane?

  82. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    She looks like she didn’t try too hard. Loving the way she mixed it up, very individual.

  83. MaryMary-Jane

    March 21, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    the shape of the trouthers ist gorgeous

  84. Sefu

    March 21, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I sense sentiments of one enamoured…

    Hope you had a great trip : )

  85. scarlettholly

    March 21, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    that’s absolutely amazing – fantastic.

  86. Carmi

    March 21, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Great slice of life photo! I always find the best clothes for a given individual or situation don’t draw attention to themselves. They facilitate – they don’t dominate.

  87. isaac

    March 21, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    the overshirt strikes me as unnessecary and detrimental.

    but gosh it warms her skin tone..

    on a different note, the hair over her left shoulder contrasting the truck is fantastic. and how it starts so evenly in the autumn leaves and falls down.. nice.

  88. JouJou Loves You

    March 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    India suits your camera.

  89. nata en feu.

    March 21, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Those shorts are epic!!!

  90. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    fantastic everything–inspiring–thanks!

  91. Ridonkulus

    March 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    it’s amazing how clothes and hair can change a persona. in the pink blouse and neat updo, she looked demure. here is looks sexy sophisticated with her hair down and no stockings.

  92. K

    March 21, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    OMG! I love it! I love her, the outfit, the photo! I love it all.

  93. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    i love the relaxed-comfort pants look with heels. awesome. also the colors in the photo are beautiful as well, so is the lighting!!!

  94. Alice

    March 21, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    trés chique!
    But i would have worn flats instead of those shoes..

  95. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for capturing fashion and style in rising countries. I’ve been to Southeast Asia this past winter and the women from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City proved that original style transcends money and designer names.

  96. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    love it.

  97. 雷默

    March 22, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Fantastic. And conclusively disproves the argument that you only shoot women pigeon-toed or with legs crossed at the ankles!

  98. Anonymous

    March 22, 2008 at 7:34 am

    This is pretty much what I want to look like everyday during the summer. Great!

  99. Anonymous

    March 22, 2008 at 10:41 am

    this would look really stupid anywhere else. but i guess location must be a consideration when dressing, i.e. resort wear.

  100. cigalechanta

    March 22, 2008 at 11:19 am

    She looks beautiful and mysterious, and yes exotic, in the dictionary intriguing unusual beauty.
    I was called exotic when younger.

  101. Anonymous

    March 22, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Dear Sartorialist,

    I very much appreciate your blog and your work. It is a true inspiration to me.

    I am amazed with your latest shots taken in India and I think it is a very positive contribution to the diversity on your blog. However I am curious about your motivation to use the same model again. Why did you do this and are you planning to do this more often? I wonder about how much these photo’s are prepared and how much control you take in them. Although they are very nice shots it loses spontaneity and becomes fashion photography as known from magazines etc.

    All the best for the future.

  102. brisia

    March 22, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    congratulations for the blog.

  103. Johan Martens

    March 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    that is one beautiful girl and her style is great, could have walked the catwalks I think

  104. Juliet

    March 22, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Amazing girl! I really love that combo.

    juliet xxx

  105. zoeeeee

    March 22, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    in some poor countries they use metallic silver markers to line their eyes

  106. ela

    March 22, 2008 at 7:05 pm


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  108. Anonymous

    March 22, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    An inspired combination of colors and casual and more dressy touches. And of course, she’s stunning!

  109. N.H.

    March 23, 2008 at 12:37 am

    I am from India and I want to thank you for exposing the culture and fashion from the country. It’s a great change from the European countries and America.

  110. Eric

    March 23, 2008 at 8:55 am

    This works better for her. I dig it!

  111. Mylinh

    March 23, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I love the composition of this photograph. Rich colours in the background. Beautiful movement of the hair, gorgeous face and top. Not really feeling the shoes, but overall, I couldn’t stop looking at this photo for a while.

  112. Anonymous

    March 23, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    We miss you! Where are you?


    March 23, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Life is beautiful and your photos are so full of life. When I see them I can´t help but think that we have to fight for our individuality. At last that’s what defines us, what creates our style. Your work reminds me that I have to stay true to myself, to my taste, to my heart. Thank you, Scott! Living in a third world country sometimes kills my fashion thoughts, but then you appear and make me want to dream a little bit higher!

    Kisses from Mexico!

  114. pearlescent

    March 23, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Her free relaxed style comes through, and her hair in the wind adds to this care-free feel.. I like how she paired everything together mixing in traditional items, and I love how her pants are gathered like that..

  115. bomb.ass.ting

    March 23, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Why imagine this in NY? Why can’t you simply imagine it as it is – in India?

  116. katherinealbin

    March 23, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    It looks like she’s wearing some classic Candies, which I love. A fifties Barbie shoe. :)

  117. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 8:43 am

    no photo from you for the 4th day now…..where are you? please come back quick. i need my daily fix. by the way beautiful beautiful photos. thanks sart, you’re the best.

  118. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I think the fact that you’ve used the same person twice shows your keen eye for individuality and your sense of taste. The way people antagonize you for your choices irks me and I question why they follow your blog. Just show them what’s up Sart and keep doing your own thing. I like to call these people “haters” and right now I’m “hatin’” on them.


  119. Ambrosiality

    March 24, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!

    I love her whole look, the background colors, how her hair looks like its being blown~

  120. karina

    March 25, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Great photo! and very personal and interesting style

  121. Kits

    March 25, 2008 at 3:11 am

    The hair, the shoes and the outfit – very v nice :)

  122. Alya

    March 25, 2008 at 4:27 am

    she is stunning. the colors of India r make for stunning backdrops.

  123. Susan

    March 25, 2008 at 8:14 am

    The pants look kind of funny, but not on her. She’s really beautiful.

  124. Rebel Chic

    March 25, 2008 at 10:38 am

    she looks amazing!

  125. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    This is such a beautiful shot. She herself, is gorgeous, and the look she has put together is elegant and unstudied at the same time. That is really the point isn’t it.

  126. Burnio Fashion News

    March 26, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Sorry had to steel this pic from you:) that is fabulous!!!

  127. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I love your India pictures too – so winsome. I love how you imbue every photo with some dignity.

  128. International

    March 30, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Wow! She…is….GORGEOUS!!! Her outfit matches the backgrounds and her stunning beauty!!! Wow!!!

  129. Hanna

    March 30, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    OMG! that is so beautiful!

  130. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    ahhhh omg…makes me want curry now!

  131. oanamaria

    April 4, 2008 at 6:16 am

    lovely wild beauty….

  132. Pete

    April 5, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    She’s breathtaking. And her look isn’t bad either.

  133. El

    May 27, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Perfect picture! Love everything about it!

  134. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 5:22 am

    cool cloths. Its Asia!

  135. Su

    June 5, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Hi Scott!!

    Adore your work…
    Have you ever thought of coming to Sri Lanka? =)

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