Thursday, September 14, 2006

At Trovata

So is this look about her actual accessories or is it more about the bold shot of color they provide her look?

I think if you changed some of the design details on the bag or necklace it wouldn’t really matter that much but if you changed or toned down the bold color they provide I think the overall look would be less dramatic.


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  1. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 9:09 am

    I love it…it’s loose and flowy and the bag and bright blue necklace draws the eye.

  2. stella b.

    September 14, 2006 at 9:09 am

    to me the look is all about chunky shapes and primary color. like a kids drawing. love it.

  3. gRief

    September 14, 2006 at 9:37 am

    I love that you stopped her with lines of traffic in background – nice shot!

  4. MD

    September 14, 2006 at 9:39 am

    It’s amazing the way she makes something that could be potentially shapeless,er, not shapeless. It’s almost as if the triangular shape echoes the childhood primary color theme stella b describes. It’s a look of confidence.

  5. Alice Olive

    September 14, 2006 at 9:47 am

    Agree the colours make it. The neutral colour of her coat is also a great choice. She looks as vibrant as the outfit!

    The bright yellow of the taxi works too!

  6. Lou

    September 14, 2006 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful! fresh+classic. Works well for work-to-gallery-to-anything.

  7. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Very well done, but I think you’re right. If you took away the bold shots of color, she’d still be very well put-together, but standard issue. I think her hair does a lot for her look as well.

  8. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 10:09 am

    85% color, 15% shapes

  9. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 10:14 am

    I think the taxi really pulls the whole thing together. You’ve got to love taxi cab yellow!

  10. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 10:17 am

    love this, sart! her hair, the bag, the blue, the yellow. perfection. nyc pedestrian at it’s best!

  11. Tiffany

    September 14, 2006 at 11:03 am

    I love the cobalt!

  12. Daniel

    September 14, 2006 at 11:28 am

    It’s funny, the sartorialist is the only blog I know of, where one wants to read the comments as well.
    On that note, I’ll pitch in my own five cents:
    What really makes this the “chunky shapes/ kid’s drawing” Stella B mentions is the perfect alignment of the coat/skirt. It almost looks as if they are one item.

  13. traehops

    September 14, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    living for her, shes so upbeat!!!

  14. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    Mary Tyler Moore, is that you?

  15. Kate

    September 14, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    Love it. She looks so effortlessly chic, and I don’t think it gets any better than that. And I love that she’s literally stopping traffic.

  16. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    Ditto the comment about shooting her in front of the stopped traffic. I love the yellow cab, red bag, blue necklace… her smile and posture are assured and approachable. p.s. the new camera is wonderful!

  17. 4chair

    September 14, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    That is cool. What a great looking person.

  18. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    did you actually take the photo in the middle of the street???!! haha.

    i think it’s all about the color. primary color. great. just great. :p

  19. fashmoda

    September 14, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    Great style … the colours are essential for this outfit. It makes the difference. Imagine she would wear blue shoes … a dream.

  20. positively the same dame

    September 14, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    methinks we’re gonna be seeing a lot of big red handbags in the coming months. i intend to enjoy this one while it’s still refreshing and novel because i have a feeling i’ll be reaching my level of tolerance any day now. i stupidly succumbed to the whims of fashion and purchased one of those babies, and my level of tolerance for IT was hit the minute i attempted to lift it and carry it more than a couple of blocks, but my chiropractor loved it.

  21. EMNH

    September 14, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    The way you took the photo, really makes it look as if she has stopped traffic….I also think that very few outfits exist that aren’t complimented by a Big Red Birkin.

  22. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    I just clicked over from your work looks SPECTACULAR there.
    What a fantastic use of the web- to be able to jump right from pro-runway shots to your very personal takes.

  23. sandman_gr

    September 14, 2006 at 5:36 pm

    I agree with The Sartorialist…the colors are everything here…tone it down and you get … a soccer mum?

  24. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    great shot. she is literally stopping traffic!

  25. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    oh my gosh is that a birkin bag??

  26. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    With a Birkin, you can’t go wrong. I also like the necklace.

  27. Julia

    September 14, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Love it so much.

  28. Q.

    September 14, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    I love this look – she is small but the proportions are well judged so that the volume doesn’t swamp her (the narrow shoulders of the coat are perfect). She looks fantastic!

  29. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 9:27 pm

    if i’m not mistaken, that looks a lot like one of the owners of kirna zabete …

  30. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    Older women, please!!

  31. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    Kirna Zabete is owned by Sarah Easley (college nickname: Kirna) and Beth Buccini (Zabete). This is Kirna. Gorgeous isn’t she?

  32. Anonymous

    September 15, 2006 at 2:21 am

    I’m quite sure this is not a Birkin bag. This one is from LV. Still a classic but not the Hermes Birkin bag.

  33. applefountain

    September 15, 2006 at 8:15 am

    I think there is a balance: the coat and the dress have the same lenght, and the cold colors of the accessories match the warmth of the coat…movie like pic

  34. Vien Thee

    September 15, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    Holy jesus did u actually stop traffic to get that shot? Love it!

  35. Anonymous

    September 15, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    she looks great. at least pregnant women can wear this look…not saying she is…..but she could be. and her baby could play with the necklace. this sounds sarcastic, but i am not trying to be.

    sorry, baby on the brain

  36. EnidP

    September 15, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    I love the accessories…

    ENID P.

  37. Anonymous

    September 15, 2006 at 5:03 pm

    Sarah and her signature chunky chain necklace.

  38. Anonymous

    September 15, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    I really love the bag (and the red bag in an earlier post). I am a sucker for for red and my favorite old red leather bag recently got slashed beyond repair by a wannabe thief… anybody have any thoughts on where to find a lovely bag like this that is neither LV nor Hermes? I’m a poor grad student!

  39. le fashion

    September 16, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    great red bag, and whole look!

  40. closettherapist

    September 20, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    Dramatically simple! Let’s not forget the fabulous haircut too. Overall, an easy look to model.

  41. josephine

    January 29, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    great smile!

  42. luna_llena

    January 31, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    I really love the entire assembly, the colorful accessories makes the outfit interesting and unexpected.

  43. cinnamonlips

    October 18, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I think the yellow cab completes the photo, when I first watched the pic real quick I actually thought it was another one of her accessories.

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