Friday, April 4, 2008

As We Begin To Transition Into Spring, Paris


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  1. lisabou

    April 4, 2008 at 9:26 am

    I love this entire outfit, especially that jacket and those fabulous shoes…and also love the way the gentleman in the background is checking her out! It’s marvelous.

  2. Adalie Plain

    April 4, 2008 at 9:27 am

    How perfect.

  3. KrisUnderwood

    April 4, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Hey-what’s that guy in the background doing? Checking her out? It just struck me as funny in this early morning, his swank position in the background :)

  4. Daniel

    April 4, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Two for the price of one. A fantastically dressed gal inspiring a better fashion sense in us all, and a caught-in-the-action photo of a dude checking her out.

  5. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 9:41 am

    At last: simple pieces, great fit and form, wonderful play of textures and gentle colors. Preemptively–do we have to gripe about the jacket being some kind of skin? It’s exquisite–and really what’s the difference between wearing this fur jacket and wearing leather, eating meat, and using a multiplicity of products that are animal-derived?

  6. sassafrass

    April 4, 2008 at 9:44 am

    I love his facial expression. LOVE IT. And her shoes.

  7. Viva

    April 4, 2008 at 9:45 am

    LOVING the complete look, a modern day Annie Hall in Paris, clean & crisp color combination…overall she did one hell of a job putting this outfit together & how could you not love her effortlessly chic attitude? WELL DONE!

  8. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 9:53 am

    oh, yesss
    that’s Milan at its sexiest.
    no need to flash more than an ankle—
    morning glory, sart!


  9. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Incredible how much impact the right pieces can make, the shoes are perfectly balanced against those pants, and i love that shade of gray! The jacket comes off so polished against her hair! This is stunning lady!

  10. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 9:58 am

    i love the “what the f*?” look on the man’s face in the background.

    aamzing shoes.

  11. Deja Pseu

    April 4, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Love the guy in the background. Priceless shot!

  12. DC Feminista

    April 4, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Great shot (and great outfit), but I honestly think my favorite part of this shot is the guy in the right-hand corner. The look on his face is priceless- sort of admiration/lust/confusion, all at the same time: “Why do women dress in things that I can’t see their a$$ through, and still look smokin hot?! Not fair.”

  13. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 10:17 am

    This is one of those great photos that makes me wonder “what is the story? What is she reading and what concerns the guy in the background…”

    I love that the woman in this shot is not rushing the season. I like to enjoy the transitions and not leap past spring into summer.

    Oh! The clothes… Love the shoes. Hope the fur is faux because the color and proportion are perfect. Normally not a big fan of so many pleats, but the fabric drapes so well, carrying off the crop. The bangles and the hard ware of the bad play off each other… subtle color scheme not screaming for attention. Love this.

    ~ Miss Mary

  14. Luciernaka

    April 4, 2008 at 10:21 am

    gorgeous shot! The peekaboo shoes and the well dressed gentleman stealing a glance in the background make this perfect! Incredible lines in your photograph, their glances, and in the pleats of her pants and crossed legs.

  15. elle

    April 4, 2008 at 10:22 am

    oooo. she’s like a little spring bunny. nice furry coat.

  16. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 10:23 am

    The composition of the photo is pretty classical. Especially the site line from the gentleman’s eyes to the heroine’s derriere. Makes you wish you could see what he sees.

  17. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 10:29 am

    i hate to see you go but i love to watch you leave.

  18. goathair

    April 4, 2008 at 10:35 am

    The guy in the back likes that look as well.

  19. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 10:42 am

    haha look at the guy checking her out in the background haha priceless

  20. Carolina Lange

    April 4, 2008 at 10:55 am

    She looks great! Her shoes are amazing!

  21. melizabeth

    April 4, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Those shoes are delicious, Sart! Also, I’ve never been much a fan of pleats, but they WORK here. What a delightful way to welcome little darling spring. I think the man in the background would agree. :)

  22. Mr. Badami

    April 4, 2008 at 11:00 am

    that dude looks dumbstruck

  23. Fashion Tidbits

    April 4, 2008 at 11:26 am

    delightful shoes!

  24. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Maybe I’m the only one, but no. Everything would be perfect if it weren’t for those heels. They make the entire outfit scream “contrived.”

  25. Sharona

    April 4, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I have a hard time appreciating big pleats in pants. If that women had big thighs, I don’t think they would work. BUT she doesn’t and they look fabulous on her. A great example of how-to-wear. And I love the hair. And the shoes are a brilliant — really help make the outfit. She knows what works for her, that’s for certain. And with that sweater, it makes you so comfortable and cozy to look at her.It gives it a very soft look, yet very classy.

  26. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 11:56 am

    She looks fantastic I love the whole outfit. Simple but clearly from the guy checking her out so effective!

    Those shoes are amazing, I have total envy

  27. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 11:57 am

    You’re missing the story here. The fellow’s expression clearly reveals his thoughts:

    Baggy pleats? So unflattering. Cropped mid-ankle? Makes her legs look shorter. What was she thinking?!

  28. Ambrosiality

    April 4, 2008 at 11:59 am

    HA HA is the guy checking her out?

  29. Veronique

    April 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I’m starting to be so annoyed with those fur-bashing cat ladies, along with those who can’t bear the sight of a cigarette (and I’m not a smoker). At least, there’s one category of comments Sart won’t publish anymore: The skinny hating ones.

  30. Candace

    April 4, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I want her shoes! :)

  31. Veronique

    April 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    By the way Sart, I think you mixed up your photos. This is Milan, not Paris.

  32. Socialite Commentary

    April 4, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I adore this photo’s composition. The framing, the light, everything. Not only did you capture a great ensemble, but the look on her face is just great. Looks like a still from a movie.


  33. -h of candid cool

    April 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    this should be a mastercard ad
    hair style: $###
    handbag: $####
    shoes: $####
    man checking u out as u walk by: …priceless

  34. fashionforecaster

    April 4, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    stunning. i love the action in this shot.

  35. Mary

    April 4, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    she is gorgeous. i love her hair.
    i love her shoes.
    i have a hunch that pleats will be “in” in the US nxt year. they seem to be all over paris.


  36. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Is this Elizabeth Saltzman? Not sure. I’ve never seen her cover her gams, but the pic is priceless. So good you got that guy in frame. I can’t decide what his expression is saying though.

  37. lily

    April 4, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Gorgeous! The SHOES!!!

  38. kamo

    April 4, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    i love the combination of pieces and the soft sihlouette. i don’t know if i would like the pieces individually all that much, but together they’re great.

  39. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Among other things, the guy is wishing he should’ve tied a better knot and worn the good shirt this morning. C’est la vie.

  40. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve been following your site for quite some time and I must say, this is on of my absolute favorites.

    And I’ve recently been trying to figure out how I would wear that style of shoes. Thanks.

  41. metscan

    April 4, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I too find this fellow behind the woman very funny. He actually is checking the pussy and you caught HIM AT THE CRIME SPOT!

  42. leslieanne

    April 4, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I also love the look on that guys face. Not usually a fan of that style of shoe, but she works that whole outfit! Very inspiring

  43. chaos

    April 4, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    The shoes … Oh those shoes are beautiful.
    Aparently the guy in the background thinks so also.

  44. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 2:53 pm


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  46. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    This is the degree of thinness you need to have to look good in pleats.

  47. Lillian

    April 4, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    haha, i just love the guy in the background…

  48. amee

    April 4, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    So Chic like always!!

  49. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Sick shoes and pretty coat. But the chic attitude she gives off is apparent on the dude’s face and I find it hilarious.


  50. Scott W

    April 4, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Please make cropped pants go away.

  51. ama

    April 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Trousers, trousers, the volumed, shortened trousers with pleats (again)! Divine. I’m a bit fed up with skinny pants, although wearing them myself most of the time. But waaaaay too often. These are so fresh, fun, comfortable and giving the woman’s ankles the beautiful slenderness, grace and exciting exposure.

  52. Anouk

    April 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I like her hair and the jacket, and the way the guy is checking her out. And how the shoes and pants work together.
    Ok I guess I just like everything.

  53. - ai

    April 4, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    That IS classic! He saw what you did, Sart!

  54. The Southern Gent

    April 4, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    This is a wonderful outfit.

  55. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    There is drama in this photo, and it’s due to the guy in the background giving her a quick look (which the camera caught). It’s all about the drama. It highlights what she is wearing and where she seems to be going.


  56. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    “I’m starting to be so annoyed with those fur-bashing cat ladies…” LOL! Guilty as charged :-)

    Okay, so not to annoy anyone I will refrain from any more “fur-bashing” comments and I do think this jacket is lovely. I agree we should keep the focus on the photography and the fashion.

    ~ Miss Mary

  57. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    the guy in the background is so into her…love the shot

  58. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    This photo is hilarious. It’s the first picture I’ve seen on your site that’s made me automatically grin!

    It’s so cinematic. I picture the heated exchange that just took place…

  59. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    like the guy’s shoes

  60. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve never been a fan of this style of shoe. They look ugly ugly ugly! But I love that there are people out there that love them! Taste is so funny.

    This is the second photo with pleats. So is this the next thing? I can’t wait to see Stacey and Clinton from What Not to Wear hail the virtues of pleats after dissing them for so long. I personally think they are atrocious.

  61. savvy gal

    April 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I love the shoes and the guy’s expression. The look is chic yet very casually throw together.

  62. Caroline

    April 4, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    hahahah this photo is so funny. i love the guy behind her. this has inspired me to go out and buy her shoes.

  63. boody

    April 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    She is totally working those shoes!!!! I also love her pants.

  64. sromeo

    April 4, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Yes, this has been said about 62 times, but…..that guy is like, “dayyum!” I LOVE IT.

  65. psu calculator

    April 4, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    That was an interesting read!

  66. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Does anyone know who her pants are by? Thanks!

  67. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 12:13 am

    I agree with the anonymous that dislikes these shoes. I do think that they look good with this outfit, and I love cropped pants.

    As a conscious fur cat lady, I have to say, that while fur is in fact beautiful, it is unnecessary, especially in this day and age.

    If you must wear fur, go vintage ;)

  68. TenderGirl

    April 5, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Magnifique !! pantalon, chaussures…grande tendance de cet été !!!

  69. sarah

    April 5, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Everything is spot on with this photo except the scourge of pleats. PLEATS! They make the shapliest shapeless. They are the high fashion equivalent of ironic trucker hats.

  70. none

    April 5, 2008 at 10:19 am

    my first reaction “ooooohhhh those shoes”!


  71. Claire

    April 5, 2008 at 10:36 am

    I love the photo – the lighting, the movement, the narrative. But her outfit does nothing for me. I guess I just don’t get it this time round.

  72. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Didn’t you post an almost identical ahot (guy and all) from the last time you were in Milan? Love the styling :)

  73. paola

    April 5, 2008 at 10:52 am

    This is Italy at its truest. Very nice shot.

  74. Maria

    April 5, 2008 at 10:57 am

    awesome shoes! Those edgy shoes paired with very sober clothes make a perfect contrast, wich in turn only few people know how to do without looking like copycats, or like Victoria Beckham (read totally planed). Excellent sense of style, very italian. Love her hair.

  75. dianatrafik

    April 5, 2008 at 11:06 am

    she seems so natural,the hair,the colors of the outfit,very simple,but the result is so sofisticated….

  76. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for this wonderful pic.
    I love her style proportion! Though I wish she would carry a bright bag or some colour acessory. It’s a bit too grey on grey for me…
    I love her coat texture.

  77. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Love her, love the shoes and the trousers. Looks so chic

  78. Char

    April 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    LOVE the shoes!! And the guy’s expression. To be a fly on the wall when he/his wife/his girl finds himself caught in action.

    Who’re the shoes by..?

  79. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    done with Yale already?

  80. Sonya

    April 5, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    how perfect!

  81. Jen

    April 5, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Sheer perfection. Coat, shoes, loose trousers and hair. Wish I was her at the moment!

  82. andrew

    April 5, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Sart, some how you seemed to match shirt colour and the other colours in the shot… the man shirt and the car the lady is standing in from of… its not as perfect as the last shot but the car is blue with grey shadows and the man has a grey jacket with a blue shirt! i love that you are a blessed man

  83. amy c

    April 5, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Of course, the man is eyeballing the woman. He is wondering why she is being photographed!

    Great pants. Great shoes. Not a fan of fur, however.

  84. lynn

    April 5, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    She looks great and he obviously thinks so too!

  85. Tiawan

    April 5, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    love the pants..the shoes…and the guy starring…perfect!

  86. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    like the comment about the mastercard add.
    isn’t this that spot in milan with the blue awnings where quite a few of your shots are from?

  87. CODY

    April 6, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Ah, the shape and length of the pants is amazing, the added pleating creates really nice volume. The silhouette is really nice looking and is an excellent transitory outfit towards fall I’d agree!

  88. sidonie

    April 6, 2008 at 2:30 am

    the jacket is great… i would call it furry curried look.the guy in the back with a skeptic glance at her is really the spot on the i!

  89. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 5:48 am

    I love her choices. Sometimes, though,I think the commenters – especially the ones who share their creative-writing essays, are completely style-blind and are trying to hide it by overcompensating in their descriptions. To you, please, let the picture speak for itself.

  90. Lorentzo*

    April 6, 2008 at 6:55 am


  91. knitlit kate

    April 6, 2008 at 8:44 am

    oh those peeptoe oxfords…

  92. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 9:33 am

    It situation doesn’t look pleasant to me.

  93. Josefina

    April 6, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I love that she’s taking risks, those pants are difficult without the heels ..not good, and she knows it! that’s why she puts on the furs, perfect balance takes the outfit into a contemporary and sophisticated level instead of in a fatal trip back to the 80′.
    Well done, Mr Background know is it too!

  94. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 11:12 am

    This is a fashion editor for UK Tatler magazine, not Elizabeth Saltzman.

  95. natl

    April 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Are those by vivienne tam?

  96. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    simply PERFECT
    the shape, the colors, the whole style…
    love it

  97. Juliet

    April 6, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I think this is what we would see more (well, in the perfect world at least) if would think of spring as a mix between winter and summer instead of it being all own season.

    xxx juliet

  98. Erin

    April 6, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    The outfit and her hair rock, but it’s definitely her confidence that pulls it all off.

  99. Janice

    April 6, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    wow! your rack focusing from the girl to the guy is fantastic! i’ve always wondered what kind of camera do you use since your pictures keep getting better and better with each blog =)

    a big fan,


  100. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    What brand are those shoes? I gott have them!

  101. Jessica

    April 6, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    gorgeous shot!!!! love it!

  102. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    It is tres fantastique. Everything about her and photo–and the male in the background is the icing on the cake. Bravo.

  103. Sefu

    April 6, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    The irony of the fact is that is that it’s SNOWING here tonight in Paris

  104. Tara Rivers

    April 6, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    This is the reason why I am moving to Paris. Morning walks to work in effortless fashion with day on my mind.

  105. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    love love love the outfit…anyone know where the pants and shoes are from? and the jacket! fabulous. i think it is gucci westman, creative director of lancome….

    fab photo sart!

  106. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Isn’t this Giselle? That explains why she looks good. She would make a dishrag look like an evening gown. I’ve seen better this your column anyway – but this picture caught a great moment.

  107. Theodore

    April 6, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    PERFECTION!!!! Chic and sexy without showing any skin. This is how the modern woman should look!!!

  108. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Who ever said that the bag needs to be more colorful, needs to look at how cool the bag she’s carrying is.

  109. Alice Olive

    April 7, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Absolutely wonderful. Love it all, so delicate for Spring… and especially those shoes!

  110. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:18 am

    this is a photo from milano!

  111. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Those shoes are by Matthew Williamson.

    Thank you for posting such lovely pictures. They are very inspiring!

  112. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 11:21 am

    That certainly aint Giselle, but who ever she is, she definitely hit the mark with this outfit. Those are the best shoes I’ve seen on this blog in forever, gorgeous!

  113. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Love the colours, the textures and the brilliance of how she combined some difficult-to-wear pieces in this look. Stylish yet casual. This ensemble creates a impression that it was “just thrown on” but it was undoubtedly more carefully thought out. Adore this look!!

    Also love how you captured the movement and made us all curious about the story behind this shot Sart. Could make up 1001 captions to go under this picture.

    I want those pants, anyone know where to source these????

  114. pro shopper

    April 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    shoes are indeed great- but the pants would only look decent on a uber thin woman; yes, she does work it but those trousers are not for everyone! I just found this diamond-in-the ruff boutique in soho new york called (hem)- they carry around 30 different styles/cuts/colors of every unique type of pant you can imagine- that fits anyone- not just penicil model types. I ended up buying 5 pairs thinking I would never try on even a pair b/c I feel my body type is not fit for pants (i am a a-line dress person) BOY WAS I WRONG! check out their site – even though the site does not have all the pants i saw in the store…

  115. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    mathew williamson?

    They look the same as Loboutin’s but with a thicker band width bridging the two sides of her feet…and probably the colors.

  116. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Right…Never mind that, they aren’t Loboutins, ahhhhh! Gripe Moan.

    Mathew Williamson shoes from S/S08

  117. shesaclassybroad

    April 8, 2008 at 12:42 am

    I’ll bet the guy was thinking, “Is she famous? Why is that guy taking her photo?” And of course, “Hey, she’s kind of hot…”

  118. SHAOLI

    April 8, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Wow…fabulous! Je l’adore :)

  119. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 12:21 am

    All I was thinking when I looked at this photo was…I wish I could afford an outfit like that. I don’t often think that in life – am quite happy to have a modest one – but this outfit is in the fabrics. Sigh. Will have to find a sugar daddy after all. :)

  120. Tina Frey Designs

    April 9, 2008 at 1:33 am

    This is EXACTLY why Sart is so influential… Initially, I could not see myself wearing this new style of baggy pleated front pants with narrow legs. In a previous comment, I thought they looked too 80′s, Vanilla Ice, or MC Hammer. However, seeing it so PERFECTLY executed in this combination with the coat, shoes, bag, etc., I really WANT to wear this entire outfit!!!

    Besides that, the picture is great with the guy checking her out in the background.

    I suspect I am not alone in being influenced to track down a look inspired by this picture. Thanks for your wonderful blog!

  121. Hans Taktmann

    April 9, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Are you aware that your work is entering its Jeff Wall-influenced stage? Congrats to that!

  122. trinity

    April 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Love the shoes

  123. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 10:35 am

    what a gorgeous look- interesting bodyshape- the shoes are twisting the whole outfit !

  124. BritnLind

    April 12, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE those pants.

  125. whats the skinny

    April 15, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    perfect hair! love the shoes!

  126. Little Fashion Bird

    April 18, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I have these exact pants!

    Well, at least I think I do? Mine are from H&M and have a paper bag style around the waist, with a belt attached. Most would probably deem these unflattering, but I absolutely adore them! They have a quirky, avant-garde quality, and look amazing with super high strapped stilettos.

  127. Anonymous

    April 19, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Wow, che bella milanese ;)

    Great shot too.

  128. Anonymous

    April 24, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    *effortless-beautiful-sexy* It only makes me want to know more about her closet & what remarkable things are inside it and how she’ll wear it….thats what I call inspiration.

  129. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:43 am

    really love her shoes!

  130. Tracy Schofield

    May 8, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    How can I order these pants and shoes?

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