Monday, September 24, 2007

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  1. mowrer

    September 24, 2007 at 4:52 am

    classe, stile, bellezza e amalgama perfetto di bianco e nero

  2. mitsue

    September 24, 2007 at 5:29 am

    i’d like to see the white suit in action, on the street. i can’t tell if she wants to be wearing it, or if she was convinced into wearing it, or if she REALLY didn’t have anything else to wear.

    • Chloe Polo

      September 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      I agree! She doesn’t appear too confident/comfortable in this outfit. I’m not a fan of this look in all honesty, beautiful girl but not a fan of the dress! The shoes however.. where are these beauties from?

      UK High Street Fashion & Style Blog

  3. jazlyn

    September 24, 2007 at 6:24 am

    lovem’ shoes! (pic2)
    greets from sweden! /jaz

  4. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 7:18 am

    Neither look especially pulled together to me.

    The matchiness of the purple purse is my biggest problem with the first. She looks uncomfortable.

    The fit is my problem with number two.

    They both seem to be examples of confusing the wearing of expensive clothes with actual style.

  5. Butch

    September 24, 2007 at 7:42 am

    Both outfits, but particularly the top one, are really, rally, really, really, really (can I say it? I’m going to:) ugly.

  6. V

    September 24, 2007 at 7:54 am

    Those are great shoes.

  7. Carolina Lange

    September 24, 2007 at 8:01 am

    The look of the first photo is fantastic! Perfect!

  8. Peggy

    September 24, 2007 at 8:08 am

    This beautiful young woman’s oufit evokes Watteau’s Pierrot somehow. Don’t think most women could even consider wearing it.

  9. Jen

    September 24, 2007 at 8:14 am

    That first outfit is just silly looking. Love the bag, though.

  10. UES boy

    September 24, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Both of these women terrify me, but for different reasons.

  11. lin

    September 24, 2007 at 8:55 am

    the blond lady looks so fresh and like she is in a very good mood, thats what i like! – and of course her outfit is awesome too <3
    i want her hair-style …

  12. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 9:18 am

    The kitchen sink must be in the fuschia bag? Cheers to her for taking a chance!

  13. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 9:19 am

    the white/black/purple ensemble is shockingly sophisticated, tasteful, original while still managing to be outrageously beautiful.

  14. r.filgueira

    September 24, 2007 at 9:27 am


  15. AnonymousJK

    September 24, 2007 at 9:36 am

    You go girl!

  16. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 9:52 am

    picture 1: Too much… maybe just the jacket without the embelishments…
    picture 2: Sooo cute!

  17. mcult

    September 24, 2007 at 10:06 am

    hello miss billionairess in couture…

    prefer the twisted shirtdress and beige booties with the rockabilly hair!! modern and funkadelic in all the right ways!

  18. simplyolive

    September 24, 2007 at 10:22 am

    #2 = red dress girl…

    she’s got great style.

  19. Llazar

    September 24, 2007 at 10:47 am

    The first photo:I have rarely seen something so dramatic and so well executed WOW I’m blown away, completely!

  20. Alice Olive

    September 24, 2007 at 10:48 am

    Love that dress. I would have loved it on its own, but I really like how she has layered it.

  21. sandman_gr

    September 24, 2007 at 10:58 am

    You see these, then you see Carine Roitfeld and wonder: why? Pass. They are not even wonderfully eccentric like Vivienne Westwood or Anna Piaggi.

  22. loma pongmee

    September 24, 2007 at 11:24 am

    cute hair, i think it looks really nice when blondes wear really light colored clothing.

  23. Iheartfashion

    September 24, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Have to say I don’t love Lisa Airan is Rodarte. It’s too forced and costume-y for me. She often looks great, but this one’s a miss.

  24. Iheartfashion

    September 24, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Oh, the girl from the Thakoon show again! Is she a stylist? If not, she should be. Love the way she wears a gray tank under the unbuttoned dress, the booties, and the crazy long (feather?) earrings.

  25. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Wow, both of these ladies are so incredibly beautiful and stylish…
    very inspiring!

  26. winst

    September 24, 2007 at 11:49 am

    Agh, those sleeves in the first picture are disastrous.. they completely disfigure her arms.

  27. landis

    September 24, 2007 at 11:53 am

    normally (normally)
    i LOVE dr. airan’s style.

    but don’t we think the matching lip/bag/ruffle is a bit overkill for an already overdone outfit. i get that it’s rodarte. . . but a little subtlety goes a long way here. . . h

  28. Raconteur

    September 24, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Lovely. I adore the first woman’s look.

  29. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 24, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Great photos, Sart, but I just have to ask: WTF?! I don’t understand the costume in the top photo.

  30. Sarah

    September 24, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    ahhh i have those tashkent by cheyenne boots! (2nd picture)

    they’re a bitch to walk in but i love them so much, haha.

  31. VivElise

    September 24, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    Woman #1 looks like a pierrot. It’s a beautiful top. A beautiful bottom, but the two together are too much of the Good Thing.

  32. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    I’m sorry but those have to be two of the most unattractive outfits I’ve ever seen. The first one is tailored for a clown, or perhaps a figure from a Bosch altarpiece, and the other looks like an extra from the “Tek Noir” bar scene in the original “Terminator” film.

  33. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    Love to see photos of Dr. Aerin all decked out, Love Rodarte,but I think the strong design of the cloths are wearing her. She would have looked much better if she broke the look up, by maybe pairing the skirt with a simple shell or blouse or by pairng the jacket with a stove pipe black pant in black or hot pink a nice clean line for for the drama up top. Her hair and makeup I feel were to much as well she young and beauty and has amazing skin.

  34. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Hm. The first one looks indeed like a candy — including pink wrapping and ribbons. It’s a bit hard to imagine how you could stand in front of a mirror and not realize this. Yes, this lady spent thousands of dollars, but in my opinion mis-invested. It’s all nicely matched and thought through, but the global effect of the look is just one thing: candy-esque.

    The second one looks fun and a lot more creative, in particular the dress has an awesome simple cut and shoes/bag are well-matched. The hair has a touch of madness, which is just right.

    It’s a fine line, between embarassingly overdone looks and creative ones. It probably runs between these two shots.

  35. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Well they’re certainly worthy of the spectacle of photography–that first woman looks sooooo uncomfortable!

  36. malin

    September 24, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    isn’t that sofia hedström again? she’s gorgeous.

  37. marie

    September 24, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    In the top photo, the jacket looks out of proportion to the person wearing it.

  38. foodie415

    September 24, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    I can’t help but think of the cleaning bills for that Rodarte suit. Bon courage for wearing it on NYC streets! Is the second photo of the red GRL from last week? Great smile!

  39. editor

    September 24, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    the top woman is tremendously fashion-victimish (and she looks none too happy about that), and the bottom pic is cute (love her hairdo – i think that makes the whole look, for me).

  40. Rafael Marcelo Arteaga

    September 24, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    perfect, just perfect! The white long dress with the violet lines in her body. Simple nice shot and lady also

  41. EA and M

    September 24, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    i want to see more of that bag! does anyone know who it is by? the hair is very cute – she looks great.

  42. Andy

    September 24, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    rodarte has BEAUTIFULLY made clothes. it’s amazing to me that the designers are so young (and i’m assuming have less of a budget, but i could be wrong, to work with) and produce time after time whimsical yet real clothes for women.

  43. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    i just fell out of my chair. it takes intense personal style and beauty to rock a look like that SO WELL. if i saw her on the street, i would die of envy. AMAZING.

  44. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Both girls have really paid lots of time dressing up.There are so many interesting details and the colors used in gathering the cobinations are a pleasure to the eye.

  45. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Suited: The concept is there for appreciation but has gone overboard in the actual wearing. Perhaps it’s because this particular Mme. doesn’t seem comfortable…like someone made her wear it.

    Booted: Nice touch with the boots as it brings a touch of “drama in the back”


  46. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t like either of these dresses, but perhaps they are some sort of high fashion thing I wouldn’t understand? The first one is so over the top, it looks like Cruella DeVil going to the prom in an 80s teen movie (though the hair is incredibly sleek). The contrast between her restrained expression and all that volume is straight up comical.

    In the second look, I like the pattern and color of the dress but the waist and opening of the top is bizarre and I don’t know what’s happening with those shoes. Are they wedges? Heels? Is that a tie in the back? If anybody can name them, I’d be appreciative, because I’m intrigued.

  47. Dani

    September 24, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    I really like the contrasting colors in both outfits.

  48. fashionholic

    September 24, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    amazing outfits!!! LOVE the top one, what a great creativity and thumbs up for wearing so well!!

  49. Eroll

    September 24, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Very stylish, chic and elegant. However it does make her look pregnant.

  50. alice

    September 24, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    isn’t that second girl the one who was leaning against the box at Thakoon?

  51. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Who matches their lipstick with their bag? I saw this on and I hate it, the individual pieces are great but the way it all comes together… that look wears her.

  52. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Great shots SART

    they look better than some of the outfits on display , bravo !!

  53. Modediktator

    September 24, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    All I can say is WOW! I would like to see more ladies like them on the streets here!!

  54. Scrappy

    September 24, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    ooh la la….

    love the backdrop!

  55. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    No, no, no to the ankle boots with that dress in the second picture!

  56. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    First photo: beautiful woman, beautiful clothes, but not together. She looks immobilized by the sheer volume of the jacket and skirt. Might look great worn separately.
    Second photo: young, hip, and fun. I have yet to catch on to the current craze of wearing booties. I fail to see what it adds, and so few can wear it.

    Other than that, you have a great eye, and your site is the first one I read with my morning coffee.

  57. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Dr Airan usually looks confident and classy. I think she realizes this doesn’t really work based on her expression…

  58. Patricia

    September 24, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    The first picture: too much stuff going on. It looks horrendous. The shoes and bag are nice though.
    The second picture: the dress is not that pretty and her shoes make her legs look stumpy.

  59. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    I’m surprised so many are put off by these two- they look so chic and sophisticated to me. Truly gutsy takes on the “runway to street” idea.

  60. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    lisa airan usually looks so chic, but for this look, all i’m going to say is:
    fashion victim

  61. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 7:25 pm


    Both the ladies are fearless. I love the boots with the dress and the hair and the smile. Sweet comeback from girl in red dress.

  62. Blaise

    September 24, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    The blonde girl seems to be familiar, were you able to take her picture before?? I like the color of her dress with the color of the inner shirt(??)

    I like the upper photo, the dress looks like a dream..

  63. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Photo #1. This suits can be worn by a very, very rich 80 years old. These ruffles will hide saggy chin and neck perfectly, and puffy sleeves will cover up boney arms. Purple croco-ish bag adds even “old-ladyish” feeling (and this doesn’t mean it is “classic”). Not a costume for 30-40 somethings….

  64. fiftyRX3

    September 24, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    i like the metal gate

  65. Katie

    September 24, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    i love in the second picture how that combination would be nothing special in typical colors, ie black boots, grey dress.. but the yellows tie in so well with her coloring. she is pulling the same trick as the woman in one of my favorite sartorialist photos.. she wore an all black outfit but her auburn hair perfectly matched her boots. i think matching hair and shoe color can really make an outfit.

  66. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    please, mr sart, confirm or deny: is this the same woman as your earlier post, with the red dress and blue belt? I kinda think no, but… does anyone know?

  67. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Well, this just proves context is everything. Dr. Lisa Airan actually looks quite beautiful in this stunning Pierrot-like outfit from Rodarte. But she is definitely in the wrong place and time. I can’t imagine any Rodarte outfit out on the street in the daytime — certainly not that street with a backdrop of a gray garage door.

    A woman wearing Rodarte should glide from the door to a waiting car, be driven to the event, be handed out of the car and then glide up the carpet to welcoming music and twinkling lights.

    Even in the proper setting, however, there is one off note — the Louboutin shoes. The signature red sole totally clashes with the handbag!


    September 25, 2007 at 12:55 am

    Too costume-y. But go on with her bad self, because she looks better than me all day long.

  69. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 4:13 am

    Not crazy about the first picture. It looks as though she’s trying way too hard. But I love the colour palette of the second outfit. So fresh and breezy. She looks comfy and natural but thoughtfully put together at the same time. Lovely skin too.

  70. Asian Models Blogger

    September 25, 2007 at 8:59 am

    The first (white) dress is gorgeous but I think there is too much details on it. A jacket as complicated in structure as that does not need much. I would take the bow ties out and keep it clean and tight.

  71. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 10:56 am

    The first photo: She’s brave…

  72. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Lovely girl in pic 2. Hair and shoes are great. Is it the same girl as my favourite in the red dress?

  73. Julian Black

    September 25, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    The first one looks like a costume, or one of Joan Collins’ more insane get-ups from the ’80s. The shape is very unflattering. I do covet the purple bag, but it’s too matchy-matchy with this ensemble. And to top it all off, the lady wearing all this looks uncomfortable and unhappy.

    I would have liked the second one much more without the suede booties, and if she had styled her hair in a much less “busy” way. I like the dress and tank top together, but there’s just too much going on here–the long, feathered earrings; three necklaces; and the feather in her twisted, asymmetrical hairstyle. She looks like she’d be fun to go have drinks with, but her look’s in need of editing.

  74. Claire

    September 25, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    The top lady insults me because what she’s wearing basically says “F you. I’m so beautiful I can wear this and still look kind of OK.”

  75. FW

    September 25, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    photo 2: I believe it is the same girl we saw in the red dress and fabulous shoes a little while back. She’s holding the sunglasses she was wearing in the previous shot, has the same lovely smile, not to mention the same markings on her legs… In the first shot, she absolutely took my breath away. What transpires for me in both shots is the same engaging and delightful presence, and her innate sense of color and fashion.

  76. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Wow that first outfit has a lot going on. It kind of just slaps you in the face.

  77. American in Zurich

    September 26, 2007 at 5:11 am

    SART, it looks like Lisa Airan had some serious second thoughts about her outfit, in the context of a New York street and the www.

    She’s definitely a style maven. And one of the chicest women in NY.

    Rodarte clothes must be much more beautiful in person – in terms of design, workmanship and craft. In pictures, they tend to outwear the wearer because of their sheer exuberance.

    Lisa Airan does much better in their simple suits and evening dresses. Her style’s much less fussy.

    Best is that she supports young talented designers who excel at their craft.

    Please post a picture that better shows the Dr.’s normally PERFECT STYLE.

  78. WendyB

    September 26, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    I’m fascinated by outfit #1.

  79. couturecate

    September 26, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    That really doesn’t look like Dr. Airan to me, but anyhow …
    I would love the jacket with some black pants and the skirt with a black turtleneck, or something along those lines.
    The second one is cute, happy and rockin’ it.

  80. citizen

    September 26, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    the first outfit is very interesting to look at – i love the shapes and colours, but (unfortunately) she somehow just looks incredibly awkward wearing it. :(

  81. Anonymous

    September 27, 2007 at 12:53 am

    That first outfit is wearing her.
    Looks like she knows it too.
    Totally swamps the poor girl.

  82. Anonymous

    September 27, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    The first lady looks like Dr. Lisa Airan. I admire her chutzpah.

  83. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 1:34 am

    picture 2: It´s the lady in red, the GRL pic from the Thakoon again! LOOVE HER HAIRSTYLE.

  84. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Pic #1: Love the 30 cm Violet Croc birkin, it’s absolutely fab. However, she matched so much the outfit that it looks overdone and too prepared for the pic.
    She worked too hard on the total look and it’s not natural elegance, not chic at all. Style should not look forced.

  85. Anaïs

    September 29, 2007 at 1:21 am

    She looks like the girl in the red dress 10 pics after…

    Witch would be a hundread times more frustating for all the little fashionistas who are waiting for THE day that you will find them on a street corner..

    Ha ha ha ha ha!

    Great shot Mr. Sarto’.


  86. Anonymous

    September 29, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Black and white twinged in hues of purple: Study in unhappiness.

    Absolutely, the most uncomfortable and unhappy subject to date.

  87. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 1:04 am

    The first outfit would look good in a portrait painting where the person would never have to move again! I can’t imagine getting around in that thing.

  88. ryandavidp

    October 3, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    I love the white suit and that lady – ballsy.
    And I love the flesh tone on that blonde, so fresh.

  89. Anonymous

    October 13, 2007 at 4:58 am

    the lady in the white suit is not a present to fashion…at least not with the bows…

  90. Anonymous

    November 14, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    I love the 2nd girl’s side braid. I don’t understand why more women (especially young) don’t experiment with hair.

  91. LourdesBelmares

    January 2, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    molto chic!

  92. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    very feminine, with the required touch of cockiness!

  93. Krizia

    May 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    The first oufit… The purple handbag… A-MA-ZING!

    x Krizia

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