i think it’s bizarre that you would even mention the fact that she’s NOT a size 4, because, like…who is? (besides the celebs and models and fashion editors you shot for style.com?) what is bizarre is that her size is even mentioned because, while she may not be a 4 — she is also not a 16. she has a very average and healthy body… why not dress it up???
It’s funny how tastes change; in clothes, haircuts, body shape, etc. Up until the late 50′s this woman would have been considered a ’10′, as the look was all about curves. She is still gorgeous, and knows how to dress.
Ugh. People are too testy and sensitive. I like “not a size 4″. I like the statement in itself. I think I will claim it next time I share measurements or when someone asks my size, which they do in my business -”Well thank you for asking. I am not a size 4″. Sart, thankfully you still live in a world (even if it was just an e-world) where you can shoot who you want, when you want, why you want. It’s all about your eye and desire from size 0 – 24.
About time a photo of a girl who is not stick thin (and I don’t say this due to my size – I’m a 2). But women come in thousands of beautiful sizes and shapes and I personally would love to see a representation of them all here.
This is how curvy women should dress – they should own their shape! Don’t try to squeeze into skinny jeans, because they just won’t suit you… instead look to the past, to feminine dresses, and v necks and everything that emphasises your curves and show off everything you have that Kate Moss doesn’t!
Thank you Sart. She’s really cute, and it makes me happy just to look at her.
Many of the really skinny ones on your blog just look ill to me. Of course, not all skinny people look unhealthy at all; some do because they’ve starved themselves down to an unnatural size and it shows. But happily not this young woman!
it’s funny how obsessed with weight and wanting to be be skinny americans are. since most americans are overweight (actually more like obsese) they want to be closer to something they are not/what they view as closer to what they think is ideal. americans are also lazy and horribly spoiled. i am american by the way. SF born and bred! oh, and i love this girl! great cool style and cute curves!
just responding to catherine’s post: I’m curvy and wear skinny jeans and i’m not squeezing into them…its sad that girl’s with bigger sizes get pegged for “sqeezing” into clothing. I’m a size 7 and I found the skinny jeans in my size.
ok, johanna – I just checked out your link and you’re telling the truth! Perhaps they make jeans better in the US – here in Sydney I’ve seen a little too much “muffin-top” action for my liking! But seriously, I guess I was just trying to say: play up your best assets, and don’t feel you have to be something you’re not :)
I’ve seen larger women rock the skinny jeans look with no muffin top, and smaller women do it poorly. People have to remember that fit is king and to always respect the shape of their body. Not all looks will work on all women. The young lady in this picture looks gorgeous because put her own particular look together, with respect and love for herself. It’s not about the size and it’s not about any particular piece.
I’m happy to see San Francisco representing so splendidly. I very briefly went to the SF event (I could only stay 15 minutes into the reception beforehand) but I was studiously checking all my neighbors on BART and the street on my way to and fro, hoping The Sartorialist would get to see some of the splendid ladies who were out and about that day, but I didn’t see her–even with the fur she’s glorious!
Thank you, Sartorialist! I very much appreciated this lovely photo and your comment – you will only shoot what moves you regardless of size. I rarely see bigger women dressed smartly in Manhattan. I don’t think they allow them on the island. Elsewhere, these women exist – they live beautifully in their own skin. I think a lack of well designed clothing ‘over size 4′ is a problem. Why do designers ignore what would obviously be a lucrative market?
Part of what I like about her look is indeed the overt appreciation of the beauty of “ample”. In a time where clothes are often deemed flattering and in good taste simply because of their potential of slimming a figure down, she seems to enjoy another aesthetic. I guess that’s what you already said with “she is not making excuses”. Not just her being unapologetic, but something much firmer. The prevailing trend is ultimately just a trend, not a style, not her style.
Regardless of size, she’s got style and that’s what matters. I applaud her self-knowledge! (you can tell she knows her shpae and dresses for it). I wish I can model that healthy attitude for my daughter.
She’s gorgeous and I love that coat! She certainly knows how to dress. I like the mix of the pattern of the dress with the pattern of the bag and coat. Its quite unexpected. There’s something about her that reminds me of Margherita Missoni
Is it just me or does it seem like bigger women can wear fur easier than very skinny girls? It’s easy for a stick-thin girl to look trashy in a big fur, but on a voluptuous girl they always look great! (To me, anyway)
She has a winning attitude and face, and it is nice to see someone who’s not a super-waif. However, the dress is a bit amiss. Perhaps someone advised her that rouching would serve to de-emphasize her middle. However, the cut of that dress seems to *emphasize* her middle. She needs a dress that flatters her more and fits her better.
I wouldn’t mind seeing more “real” body types – everyone (except some of the older men featured) is thin. I would ALSO like to see more body types featured without the need to even point it out. Pointing out that she’s not a size 4 is a lot like pointing out an interracial couple: it’s simply not required anymore. Cheers!