Another amazing photograph with an incredible mix of light. How the subject remains lit while the light is clearly fading and without the use of flash is a mystery, but that’s what makes Sart such a master photographer.
this really is a beautiful shot, looks like a still out of a movie. it’s amost hyponotic! this outfit is great, and rather than being eclipsed by its surroundings, is merely complimented. the belt is a tad long however. when’s that makeover going to happen? i can’t wait to see the outcome. is it still going ahead? keep up the great work x
While I think the background is amazing, I think the outfit ruined the picture. I’m sorry, but those pants no matter how fashionable they may be they are hideous and do nothing for her. It has potential of being a great outfit but some parts need a little help.
Again, I know that we are supposed to be talking about clothes here. But, this message is for you Scott. What a piece of art this is. Amazing light, color! Is that the ocean back there? Truly beautiful. I love that time of day when the world becomes blue. Blue in the best possible way! I love it!
i don’t know… something is “off” about this look, and to me it seems like she’s trying a bit too hard because i notice the clothes first, and not her as a whole. maybe it’s the belt? not sure… and i love pleated pants and jackets with rolled-up sleeves. contrast this look with that woman wearing the cropped pleated pants and high heels a little while back (i think it was taken in milan, and there was a guy checking her out in the background). in that picture, i noticed the woman first. here, my eye goes right to that belt… and i’m not totally loving the shoes, either. but the location is fantastic!
I love how the blue of the sky and the jacket and the reddishness of the shoes and pinkness of the ground almost make her emerge outwards from the photo, as if she was born to be there at that time. Perfect. Just perfect.
The composition of this photo is stunning…the pink walkway just kind of leads you into the sparkling backdrop. I also love the relaxed look on her face and the way her messy hair gives you the illusion that this outfit wasn’t planned to a tee (which it obviously was!)
The jacket is a little ill-fitting for my taste, but she worked the proportions well–the clothes are heavy in the middle area (with the pleats and belt) but not overbearing on her frame. Fastening the belt like that MADE the outfit, and those shoes are perfect for the pant.
hey sart- i’ve been reading your blog for a while and really really enjoy everything you have to post. it’s absolutely wonderful journalism.
quick question though: i’m traveling to london and paris in a few weeks and am curious what’s big over there right now as far as fashion goes for men. i like to blend in when i travel, so if you have any particular tips and/or hints, that would be great.
Very interesting picture in terms of colors. As far as the clothing is concerned I am so not a fan of this style. I know this is highly subjective but I really have the feeling that these pants just make girls…. well…. big thighs, big bottoms. Some call it feminine shapes. I am sorry but to me this is the brute femininity of the stone age. Combined with the unisex jacket this girl, although very beautiful, looses most of its sex appeal to me. There is no elegance to me there…
love the contrast cuff on the jacket. the pants are an interesting shape. I think a different belt could have worked better, but overall the outfit works. not to mention the photo itself is magnificent
An amazing picture, as usual. But the outfit reminds me about everything that I hated about the eighties (pleated pants, unflattering proportions, Don Johnson etc) and I realized that I still hate them.
I would have worn those pants in about 1982. Only someone who wasn’t born or not old enough to wear them back then would consider them now. When I was in high school in the 70′s we sometimes dressed in 1950s style clothes (like saddle shoes) for fun. Like this, it was a costume.
You are, quite simply, a real artist. If this blog was around when I was studying the arts at university, I would have become a photographer, instead of a journalist. I find real joy in your photographs, Mr. Sartorialist.
I am not trying to be anonymous, but, having not yet posted a comment, I don’t know how to offer an observation without having in hand, as it were, an “identity.” (I have one, I am reasonably sure, though not so much in hand.)
Let me just say that I love this site. I love it, truly. It is romantic in all the best possible ways. And though I do not have occasion to be try every inspiration, times and places being what they are, I do regularly feel inspired. Which, times and places being what they are, is an extraordinary thing.
And so I must confess. This outfit is not for me. It is not perfect. It is not even great. True, the photography is, as it always is. And the eye for something distinctive, yes.
But I wonder. Are not some of these pictures taken with irony? Even a little?
In this ironic moment, times being, et tout ca, not every one of these pictures is meant to be admiring, surely. Just interested. Which is wonderful, to have been piqued. But some are perfect, and most not. And this one is too, for my plebeian tastes, too boyfriend-rolled.
I loved the ’80s, but it’s true sometimes the fashions weren’t so flattering. The pleats and fullness up top, narrowing at the ankle make her look like she has thunder thighs, which is impossible since all women in the south of France are slim as cigarettes.
Her beauty moves me. Her wide bone structure looks great in this outfit. From her neck to her ankles, it’s bold and masculine, but those cuffs and shoes are aggressively feminine and sexy. Wonderful balance. I am in love.
this photograph is fantastic. the silhouette of her pants, she cut of her jacket, the shoes, the lights in the background, the foggy french blue cote d’azur, this is completely breathtaking. it looks like a still from a film that i would wait in line 2 hrs to see.
Lovely photo. I like the retro pants and jacket. It’s interesting to see longer looser jackets coming back after all the shrunken ones we’ve seen for a while now.
That belt, though, ugh. I’ve seen people wear belts this way before, with the long dangling end just hanging there…it just looks so vulgar – like a big tongue sticking out from her pants. It reminds me of a codpiece too, meant to draw attention to the crotch in a too-obvious way. Is it just me who sees it like this?
What’s with all the 80′s haters out there? There are 80′s looks that are tired to be sure, but this looks so comfortable, cool and sexy. This woman is dy-no-mite…and on a set like that (remember the film “Betty Blue”?) I dare you not to fall in love.
the background really evokes a dream-like, fairytale vibe in the picture! The zig-zag path (kind of like the yellow-brick road a la Wizard Of Oz, but red brick) and the dots of white light littered over a rich blue backdrop all add to the dreamy effect. Love how the blues of the shirt and backdrop contrast nicely. Pants are definitely new to me…haven’t seen those before!
im from argentina and i discover the sartorialist in cosmopolitan tv… when i look this photos always i feel so happy but sad too because i know that never can be in that countries and see people like that. i love your pictures are awesome and this one is so beautiful i love it! bye
I love how every piece to the look just comes to together and works wonderfully together. The pants are phenomenal. I love the button detailing on the ankle. Also, the blue blazer is so ethereal and airy and compliments the khaki pants. I also love the leather ballerina shoes- very neat!
I’ve had this as my wallpaper for a while, having to explain it to anyone looking over my shoulder at my laptop. It is just amazing, I think it’s the colours that I like the most, delicious, very Tim Walker, followed by the designer version of the Pierre Hardy/Gap shoes I own and cannot walk in. The matching belt, the jodhpur-peg crossover. I want to live there and be her, simple as that.