Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fashion Above the Neck, New York

This look is really about focus. This young lady knows that the drama of her look is in her asymmetrical haircut, strong contrasting eyebrows, bubblegum pink Chanel lipstick and her quirky tomboy hat.

Let’s not forget that clothes can be just a distracting as they are alluring, and by keeping her clothes very simple she’s creating a clear “take-away” statement for the viewer.

The more I do this blog the more I believe that great hair and well choosen accessories can be the raison d’

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  1. Helen

    June 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I love the way you write. And agree with everything you'd said above.

  2. Twins

    June 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

    look so gorgeous!

    • lola

      May 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      cool

  3. Lee Oliveira

    June 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Perfection! These ladies are fenomenal
    Lee x
    http://leeoliveira.com

  4. s

    June 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Loooove these pics…
    They have amazing look… love ;)

    STREET LIFE: New CHANEL BOOTS AW 11-12
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  5. Copper Etiquette

    June 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I love the first hair cut
    Http://www.copperetiquette.com
    SHOP DRESSES

  6. Rachel

    June 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Lovely… just lovely

  7. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 10:07 am

    i like second photo's hair.
    Don't you have a plan "hair recommend for boy/man"???

  8. Nomadic D.

    June 7, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Agreed! Though I do think that good fashion investments should be versatile too.

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

  9. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 10:18 am

    i am a hairdresser Great hair is everything I can make an older women look 20 yr younger I like hair to be sexy and timeless Also color & finish is just as important as the cut

  10. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

    i completely agree with whatever you've just said.

    and i think i'm gonna do something about my hair. ha!

  11. Camilla L.

    June 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I love the first one..

    If you wanna see something new, come to see my new personal blog..

    http://bonton-camilla.blogspot.com/

    Have a nice day

  12. Crafty

    June 7, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I hear Altered Images in my head and smell Halston perfume when I look at this. Very nice indeed!

  13. Alice Olive

    June 7, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I totally agree on hair as an important elemnt. Hair is the most abused element of style. Too many women equate 'good hair' with long hair. The cut and style and overall quality of both should not be underestimated.

  14. Maggie

    June 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

    And on that note… I'm going to put my tax refund towards a great haircut. I've been feeling like I need one for sure, I have one picked out, and all I have to do is figure out where to go. Your words have moved me to pick a more upscale place than where I've gone in the past.

  15. THis is Belgium

    June 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Second foto shows a Longchamp bag … a French statement for its own right.
    I do not quite understand what you mean by 'take away' statement…
    I like the way she looks with the exception of the contrasting hair -eyebrows.. I have never liked that on anyone.. it must be me :-)

  16. Yajaira

    June 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

    i love the hat look – in for summer

  17. Sappho

    June 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I love the first photo, although I think her purse is a tiny bit fussy for the overall look. But I agree that hair and accessories can turn a fairly basic outfit into anything you want.

  18. SarahV

    June 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I totally agree: on some people it's not all about the clothes…
    And I love natural and healthy looking hair like the girl in the second pic! The girl in the first pic has very striking features :)

    http://leblogdecitadine.wordpress.com

  19. songbird

    June 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

    i so agree with what you said about the haircut.evenn if i will do dyi things for the rest of my body i won't cringe to spend a good amount on my hair in a parlour.and i always get compliments on my hair!
    http://flysongbirdblogspot.com

  20. aaagata

    June 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    loveeee

  21. The Bohmerian

    June 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I totally agree! Besides hair and accessories really brings out the individual personalities.

    theBohmerian.com

  22. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I agree on the simplicity. Thank you for pointing that out with the hair being the focus. Sometimes you point things out to me that I would have not noticed as much if you would not have pointed it out. I have the book of your photo's as well. I really appreciate your input on fashion and the photos you take.

  23. Becka

    June 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

    great post–could you perhaps focus on interesting hair styles in the future? curly hair would be nice–it gets difficult to pick a versatile cut…

  24. Eli VĂ­stete Que Vienen Curvas

    June 7, 2011 at 10:55 am

    me encanta el primer look!

    eli
    http://vistetequevienencurvas.blogspot.com/

  25. Zoe's Inspirations

    June 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I love these two girls, and completely agree with you about the impact of a good hairstyle and accessories.
    I get a new hair cut every september to make sure that I stay fresh, and can find interesting ways to make my hair look like I get it done every day!

    X Zoe X
    http://intrepidinspirations.blogspot.com

  26. Kacie

    June 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Great post and great point. You recently posted a photo of your friend with a chic hairdo and a simple slouchy dress. Since then I've been putting WAY more effort into my hairstyles. I'm a new mom and my clothes either don't fit quite right or I can't breastfeed in them so I'm wearing a lot of simple black! I was feeling frumpy but now I'm styling up my makeup and hair and I feel great! Thanks!

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com

  27. The Sluice Box

    June 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Amazing what a touch of calm restraint can do for a look.

    http://www.thesluicebox.com

  28. Camille

    June 7, 2011 at 11:03 am

    great perspective and apt observations – still the reason why this place remains a go-to for me. a reminder to book my next hair appointment, too!

  29. marialε

    June 7, 2011 at 11:04 am

    wow! never tought of that, maybe i'll spend some in a new hair cut! Good point!
    xx
    My Fashion Bug

  30. Tasha

    June 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

    That's exactly true–when I made the conscious decision to care more about my overall style, the first thing to go was my hair.

  31. thwany

    June 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

    the hair in the first picture is absolute perfection.

  32. Alessandra Mazzini

    June 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

    i would love to have a pretty hair…it is so damage because of the iron :(

    http://fashionindahat.blogspot.com/2011/06/cold-day-inspiration.html#comments

  33. Designer Dresses

    June 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Would agree with that, great hair and well chosen accessories can imo create a completely different look altogether. Hairstyles such as chignons and other elaborate coiffures are an excellent way to dress up and can provide the central theme to your look…

  34. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    This makes me feel so much better (justified) about the $400 hair cut and colour I got on the weekend.

  35. Best of Beehive

    June 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Great points. I believe you need a lot of confidence in your look to pull it off because you can't hide behind an outfit.

  36. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

    yes!

  37. caribbelle

    June 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

    hair can be a very important factor of a look, especially in evening wear.

  38. Marcel Da Chump

    June 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

    She reminds me of the Ellsworth Kelly paintings I saw this past winter…QUIETLY INTENSE!

  39. proletarian Great Gatsby

    June 7, 2011 at 11:30 am

    You are COMPLETELY right.A good haircut does miracles only seemingly invisibles.

  40. Karoline Kalvø

    June 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

    The first girl looks so unique. How gorgeous with an Asian-looking blonde HOTTIE. I love her simple tom boy style too.

    Karoline Kalvo

  41. DoublClik

    June 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Love that brimmed hat, never could pull it off. But love it.

    DoublClik Photo Blog

  42. Susie

    June 7, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Such a great point–could not agree more. Style is so much more than simply clothing or accessories and sometimes, less is more.

  43. Judith Ross

    June 7, 2011 at 11:58 am

    What do I love about this post? Let me count the ways.

    1. Yes, let's hear it for a great haircut. Even if its a bit expensive, a really good haircut lasts and lasts.
    2. The post suggests that there are ways to look great and have style even if you are on a tight budget.
    3. This post is ageless — women and men of any age can make this advice work for them.

    Huzzah!!

  44. Laura Sherriffs

    June 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Such a great point! A bad haircut can turn even the most spectacular of outfits into a complete horror show- celebrit award ceremonies are usually a judge to that!

    I love her hair and her hat, its just a great relaxed daytime look, with a fierce edge! Love it!

    http://fight-fires-in-your-best-clothes.blogspot.com

  45. two four eight one nine

    June 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Well put, and the photos are as beautiful as always…

    marc
    http://twofoureightonenine.blogspot.com/2011/06/shanghai-lauren.html

  46. carlotta robotta

    June 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Love the classic simple style. x

    http://londonbeanlovesfashion.blogspot.com/

  47. Marcel Da Chump

    June 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    She's like a recent Ellsworth Kelly painting–but with a dash of color–quietly intense.

  48. Caddy

    June 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I AGREE whole heartedly!!!! Hair and accessories can make a BIG difference.

  49. jazz

    June 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    hair cut and makeup are really important, yes.

  50. comme fraiche

    June 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    In the first photo it's her eyebrows that really caught my attention in addition to her hat

  51. anthony

    June 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Grey on grey with black and that beautiful bag strap are stunning, as is the photo. However that shaggy hair style goes nowhere for me in the repeat photo :(

  52. mon sac by me

    June 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    It's absolutely right !

    http://monsacbyme.com

  53. lollipop4598

    June 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I love your commentary, Scott. Very insightful.

  54. M

    June 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Great post. I often see people who forget that their hair, face and body in general are just as important as the clothing they wear when it comes to style and fashion.
    And yet even though the focus point of this post (and my comment) is 'above the neck', I love the trousers & muddy shirt in the second photograph!

    styleflourish.blogspot.com

  55. Ninjagaiden78

    June 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Oooh, this is a nice outfit.
    I love the hat.
    Good shot Sart.

    windowshopz.com

  56. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    ironic that I always notice the hair on the girls in your photos, and love that they are a lot of different NATURAL,healthy looks and textures. I notice because they are not smooth/perfect/blown out straight hair. I know when you said good hair that is not the ideal you mean and really appreciate it!

  57. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I love the advice you sometimes give on this blog, it is so timely and I try to keep it in mind.

  58. Demisdays

    June 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Your blog is quite an inspiration, I am following so I'll be back! xx :)

  59. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I completely agree about spending good $$ on hair!

    Now, who is your favorite hair stylist in NYC?
    I need a recommendation.
    Sleek, short, edgy, classy, and color.

  60. wotv

    June 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Hair yes.

    But for me, one of the ultimate fashion pieces that someone wears is their BODY LANGUAGE. It's the walking, the sitting, the reaching, the bending, the hand gestures, the neck turns, the head tilt, the crossing the streets, the adjusting of their clothes…all of it…that speak style, confidence, status, freedom, luxury, sexual happiness, place in life, health, aesthetics, and so much more…

    If someone has good body language, they could literally be wearing a potato sack and still come off looking extremely attractive. These people may have very ugly or plain facial features, and they may not even be photogenic. But in person, when you're in their presence, you feel their essence.

    In all of your pictures of these well dressed women, their body language is amazing. There's some curve in there in an intuitive way.

    Conversely there is nothing more disappointing to see a beautifully dressed person who fidges, slouches, or generally acts like they are not confident. A seductively dressed woman who walks like a man? Not attractive. I feel like European women have amazing body language. Literally, they're telling something about themselves to you without even saying a word. Hence, it's a language.

    I think body language is one of the most underestimated, under rated, and under utilized fashion accesories. Close to second to body language, is facial expression. Hey but that's for another post.

  61. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    As Jack on 30 Rock says…
    "After all, your hair is your head suit."

  62. H

    June 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    VERY well observed! :)

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  63. Retsy

    June 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Both cuts are really beautiful! First looks reminds me my beloved Agyness Deyn!

  64. Marcelina

    June 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I think You're right. That thing about hair and well choosen accessories is true. I try to adhere to this everyday.

  65. Rachael

    June 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Totally agree with you. Love the shaggy hairstyle on the second girl.

    http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

  66. Carmo

    June 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    love the eyes from the girl in the hat..
    I just bought a Canon EOS 600D, i wanted your opinion on it, if it's n ot asking too much!
    thank you, butterscotch-sundae.blogspot.com

  67. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    beautifull written X lou

  68. philologist

    June 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    You write beautifully.

  69. Prisoner of Fashion

    June 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I love the colors and images. Clothes are very original.

    xoxo

    http://prisonerofashion.blogspot.com

  70. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    that face!

  71. Kacrates

    June 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Truly hair is really making up the moods.

  72. Sarah

    June 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    stunning photos! I love the long skirt, gray shirt & purse outfit! Such inspirational fashion ideas.

    http://bohochiccafe.blogspot.com

  73. Luci Bom

    June 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Adore the girl from Savannah's hair!

  74. mo

    June 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Cool cut!!
    Agree with you!
    XOXO

    http://teenagedream-mo.blogspot.com/

  75. Maria Ana

    June 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I totally agree!
    But what if I think I look better in a ponytail? Is it worth it?…

    http://www.thebeautylover.blogspot.com

  76. Maria

    June 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    her look is so great!!!!! I love it.

  77. Evan

    June 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

  78. THE CONCEPTUAL

    June 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I love how her hair just… works.

    I love how the second girl is just chillen and crocheting. lol. so chill.

    http://the-conceptual.blogspot.com/

  79. LIZPR

    June 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Scott -
    I LOVE your comments re: hair. It's important, and yes, an outfit you wear every day. I've always had long-ish to long hair, and did the whole angled bob thing for a long time. I finally got an asymmetrical cut – short over one ear!! – and love it. Change is good, and my new hair sets off my cool clothes WAY better! Thanks for your continued thought-provoking comments!

    LIZPR

  80. Francesca Felix

    June 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    love the way your wrote this. that girls hair in the second picture is fantastic
    francesca
    http://www.frankvinyl.com

  81. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    wow. i actually saw the girl in the first picture buy a burrito at chipotle and wanted to compliment her outfit but was too afraid to. hahaha

  82. David

    June 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I want to marry the girl in the hat …….. so enchanting, so beautiful x

  83. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Hair is crucial. I am growing out a short cut and have never felt so awkward. Nothing I wear looks right.

  84. mainstreammisfit

    June 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    You make some very good points. Hair can really change the execution of a look, though I often wear my hair in a ponytail no matter what. I love it when you include your thoughts on a look. It's nice to know exactly what compels you to take the shot.

  85. The Lady Philosopher

    June 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    thanks scott for the wonderful
    hair/accessory advice how-to.
    Great point made!
    http://theskyofstars.blogspot.com/

  86. Joelyne

    June 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I agree – the simple outfits bring out the beautiful styled hair and makeup! Great photos!
    XX
    the sydney girl

  87. liza

    June 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I love the way your word things, I agree completely with what you're saying. My haircut is a huge part of my look, and I'm happy to spend money on making sure that it adds to my look. As you say, it's something that I wear every day.

    xx

  88. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I've certainly discussed this as one of my favourites with my friends!

  89. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Girl in the first picture is awesome! She should model . . . so striking.

  90. jackie

    June 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    very true monsieur sartorialist… gosh, i learn so much from you… now i just have to apply it! thank you!

  91. Maria Elba

    June 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    i really love the girl with the short blond hair. And the fact that the girl in the bottom picture is knitting is even better! knitting is a skill!

  92. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Neither of these women are beautiful, however. Layers and layers of whatever trend don't make up for it. No one is fooled.

  93. TRAN Thu Hang

    June 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I am so agree with you!

  94. mat board

    June 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I agree, the hair is always what I notice first on a person. It speaks out loud the type of personality one has.
    ~ Natalie

  95. Leigha

    June 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Hairdressers everywhere, including myself thank you for this. :)

  96. Ishmael

    June 8, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Scott – Your so on point with how this girl's look is above the neck. I love how wide rimmed, wool fedoras are coming back. They're definitely going to be a huge trend this Fall given that Lanvin and other designers have included the infectiously fashionable hats in their collections.

    Bravo,
    http://www.viviid.thesweetstruggle.com

  97. sam @ bento

    June 8, 2011 at 12:45 am

    As a fashion designer, I'm unusually obsessed with hair… both these shots are a exquisite examples of hair done just right. Love them both.

  98. annie

    June 8, 2011 at 1:20 am

    everything about these two girls is so memorable, exactly because of what you mentioned. their personality shines because of how they wear what they wear. beautiful.

    also, the second girl's bag, i see it everywhere (not sure if it's just me) but does anyone know where i can get it?

    WEMAKEPLANS

  99. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Absolutely! I see the amount I pay on haircuts as an investment. It's the same as good skincare products – having great healthy hair, and healthy skin, never goes out of style.

  100. The Styley

    June 8, 2011 at 2:15 am

    The young woman in the second photograph is making me reconsider bangs, even though I just finished growing mine out. I really like the quiet moment you captured in that image.

  101. oslolook

    June 8, 2011 at 2:56 am

    great shots, both of 'em.. particularly the highwaisted skirt and greywashed T… always great shots, always ;)
    http://oslolook.blogspot.com/

  102. oslolook

    June 8, 2011 at 2:59 am

    forgot to mention the Carlos looks great. In fact, better than great… What I love about this photo is that while the clothes make the man, what you see is actually the MAN. Confident, smart, and a look that shows his own style, not someone elses.. http://oslolook.blogspot.com/

  103. LECH

    June 8, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Wow, this very nice!

  104. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Now you are getting to the real meaning of style…

    Well done!

  105. LemonJuice

    June 8, 2011 at 3:20 am

    I agree BUT the underlying message here is really about budget. For people with a modest budget, a celine dress isn't practical if you're a regular person with a casual life style and not attending red carpet events. Simple, staple items that can be worn to class, work and date night are a better way to spend your money. So yeah my carry-all, hair and skin care mean more to me than a fancy dress I'll wear once to the office chritmas party. You photogragh varying demographics that's why you are seeing this happening.

  106. Nelly A.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Well said. Excellent shots to prove your point. I love the picture with the asymmetrical haircut; it shows off not only her personal style, but I think it says a lot about her personality. I like to think she's a badass girl. The young girl from Savannah stood out to me as well. I love how she's barefoot without a care in the world. Lovely.

  107. Anna

    June 8, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Absolutely agree with you. Our haircut and our skin are what we wear every day. And definitely they need a lot of attention.

    amour-passionate.blogspot.com

  108. Kate

    June 8, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I totally agree with your comments on having a great hair cut. Love the composition of your shots!

  109. Caradiaz

    June 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Great shots – particularly love the second one with the girl totally chilled and knitting away.

  110. Rebekah

    June 8, 2011 at 7:31 am

    that's a really good point, I never thought of it that way! making me rethink the total lack of haircuts I've had in the last year…

    also, I love it when you explain what it is that caught your eye about the person, that made you have to stop them and take their photograph. I find your reasoning always different and always interesting. please keep that up!

    thanks for the inspiration with my cup of coffee every morning.

    rebekah

  111. Beth

    June 8, 2011 at 8:24 am

    You are so very right about investing the money in a good haircut. I never thought about it in that way.

  112. Loca por tu Ropa

    June 8, 2011 at 8:33 am

    You should speak more often in the blog…it´s great!!
    Kisses from Madrid,
    MarĂ­a

  113. Lauren

    June 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

    This young lady's outfit is perfect in its simplicity. I'd love to dress that way every day!

    The Styleseer
    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  114. Kelsey

    June 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

    When it comes to hair I couldn't agree with you more. I am a stylist working in a high end salon in the midwest and something that is far too common in this part of the country is that women think its ok to spend $10 on a haircut… This, in my mind, is tragic because when it comes to hair you get what you pay for.

    Your hair is the ultimate accessory, it says more about you because you never take it off, you can change it for drama, or to better suit your style and face shape… which is why I love it!

    Thank you for this post, I love your work and look forward to seeing more insights such as this in the future.

  115. Kelsey Zahn

    June 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

    When it comes to hair I couldn't agree with you more. So many people think its just hair so its ok to only spend $10 on a cut. But the truth is you truly do get what you pay for.

    Your hair is the ultimate accessory. You never take it off but how you wear it and what you do with it can take a look to a whole other level. I love that you can change your hair to suit your mood, your style and your face shape to enhance how you look.

    This post was fabulous. I love your work and look forward to more insights like this in the future.

  116. Emy

    June 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Those are some great tips and I completely agree!! I recently had a haircut and even though it takes some time to get used to it, how I can style it at least I´m not hiding it away in a daily bun:)
    xx
    Emy

    http://emykoster.com/

  117. Lori Neufeld

    June 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

    this whole collection of photos (ie your blog) is inspiring, Mr. Satorialist. it has changed the way i view fashion and people. i find myself admiring the way a young man will roll his jeans or the way an old woman shopping for groceries throws together inadvertent but beautiful and modern pairings of color. your photos, especially of women, are iconic. i appreciate your openmindedness and humility.
    sincerely,
    Lori in Winnipeg

  118. William

    June 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Agreed!

  119. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    June 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    so good nice outfits!!! very fashion andd i very looove the looks….!!!! NICE!

  120. Chris

    June 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    In the second picture (the girl sitting down), what is the brand of that large tote?

    I see it on every girl these days and I'm dying to figure it out.

  121. Lena

    June 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Lovely pic (no1).

    The brand is LONGCHAMP

  122. BOMBPROOF heartbeat

    June 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    You were right on about the focal points of the 1st photograph! I'm off to get that hairstyle in the 2nd photograph tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration! Please continue the excellent work! You are truly teaching us well!

  123. Theressa

    June 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Well said! Goal for the week: focus on the hair…

    Theresa

  124. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    the first girl's face is one of the most beautiful i've ever seen. not many asian-looking women can pull off blonde hair and this gem has it done to perfection. thank you for this.

  125. AtomikBomb

    June 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I agree that a good haircut makes the difference. My hair designer (she's not just a hair dresser, she's an artist) does whatever she wants with my hair, and since I wear it quite short, I get to change styles very often. Plus, since the cut is well done, I can wear it a million different ways.

    I even see kids at school trying to copy my hairstyle… (I'm a high school teacher).

    The first picture just reminded me that I'm going to try to be blonde for the summer!

    Why not!

  126. Kyle DuBois

    June 8, 2011 at 11:02 pm

  127. Maryanne

    June 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    the first photo channels early madonna and that lower east side hip look from the 80's.

    yes!
    everyone should invest in a fantastic haircut.
    what makes french women's style work is that though they follow fashion, they are not obsessive about it.
    things and kept simple & 'natural'..and sometimes slightly askew..and that is what makes it visually appealing.

  128. The Fab Miss B

    June 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    So striking! I love the fearlessness and self confidence of her look.

  129. The Fab Miss B

    June 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I love this look! So fearless & striking.

  130. Mary

    June 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    First girl looks awesome – think my bob will have to go even shorter!
    Total agreement here – a fabulous haircut is the best way to spend one's money, I do it every 5 weeks plus a professional color (dark, rich red). Then nails – fingers and toes – after that nothing else is difficult because I like classic, basic colored clothing, no prints, and good accessories.

    BTW – I'm in my sixties – so lots of practice and always a lover of fashion! My first asymmetrical haircut was by Vidal Sassoon, the master and inventor of the blow dryer. He brought freedom from rollers and sitting under hoods, what a great time the 1960's were! Being English helped – we have always been very adventuresome when it comes to hair styling.

  131. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I'm pleased with the positive feedback on Camille Corazon's hair (top girl). I'm Dan Islava, her hairstylist :) (benedictyeosalon.com 212-966-6001)

  132. LA RUE

    June 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Hello,

    I really like your writting and I have to say that I, as a French girl, feel flattered by your compliment! I accept it lol
    If you're interested in Parisian style, please do visit my blog http://www.larueadustyle.com meaning the street's got style (freshly started and in need of some good advice ;-)) And if you need a guide on you next trip to PAris, i'll be honored!
    Talk to you soon!
    Dlight

  133. Heidi

    June 9, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree.

  134. KC

    June 10, 2011 at 12:14 am

    now this is enlightening.

    nouveauskin.blogspot.com

  135. ilegirl

    June 10, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Interesting … with garments playing a supporting role by drawing the eye to the most interesting point: the hair. Like some of the others commenting above, this makes me feel inspired to do something different with my hair.

  136. pollok

    June 10, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Really a very nice blog. I love the way you write. And agree with everything you'd said above. Thanks for sharing this…

  137. billie

    June 10, 2011 at 9:50 am

    True, French women wear their hair with a casualness that seems effortless.
    The key to this look -and something American women should really learn from them- is to embrace your hair type and PLEASE LADIES! no more flat iron.
    Wavy hair is way sexier.

  138. violetvirus

    June 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    "Were I a young lady I would easily spend as much on a good haircut/styling as I would on a Celine dress – after all, it's something you wear every day. "

    Im taking away those words and quoting you…they will be the decision makers every time I get confused about my hair..Thanks for the words!

  139. Anonymous

    June 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    this post made me get my hair cut. It looks amazing – and looong overdue. Thanks!!

  140. nuria

    June 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Love the look on the first girl. The haircut is so sexy! And the combinations of her outfit let all of us ladies know that you can combine style and comfort.

  141. Nicole

    June 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Her hair and style are sensational. I hope one day that I will be able to pull that off.

  142. Oceana

    June 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I agree that it's more visually powerful to create a focal point in one's look. It's also less stressful for the audience when the message is clear. Wonderful photos and examples.

  143. Kim

    June 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    dear scott,
    before i thought shoes were important, investing in a pair of shoes and it can finish my outfit and style. but i'm wrong! when my hair grew out longer and straight with no style… plain and simple. my style was plain and simple as well, just men graphic t's and jeans and a pair of leather boots of any kind. eventually i felt bored. i discovered how much i used to dress up when my hair was a bit shorter with bang. then one day i decided to cut my hair short again about pass my shouder and dyed it short of red blonde… and VOILA! my old self is back, i wear more color and i feel like dressing up just like how i feel like dressing up my hair.

    My hair uplifted everything.
    Good hair cut doesnt have to be expensive( since i cut it myself) but rather experience with different styles and see what make me feel confident and stylist.
    Also you forgot about good skin! i would say invest in good moisturizer

  144. Wang's Factory

    June 13, 2011 at 7:31 am

    The first girl is gorgeous

    http://www.wangsfactory.blogspot.com

  145. FashionIndie

    June 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Agreed that the cut defines the look. Hair is an accessory that can give a look edge, femininity, mysteriousness, anything… and this girl can rock that asymmetrical haircut!

    http://fashionindie.com/

  146. Style Dilettante

    June 14, 2011 at 1:00 am

    True what you say about the importance of investing in a good cut. Doesn't the first girl remind you f the 80's? It's not just the brows but the tilt of her hat, the Vidal Sassoon looking cut…

    http://inherentstylela.blogspot.com/

  147. Carly

    June 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I was just browsing for fashion and hair websites and came across your blog. I absolutely love all the pictures and seeing such great fashion! I am a hair stylist out of Fort Collins, CO and I am very passionate about anything fashion-like you! I love this picture and love the hair. And it is always great to see hair from all around the world and find inspiration! If you would like-check out my website http://www.carlymcbeth.com
    Thank you for providing us with great fashion!

  148. Aino-Maija

    June 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I love that she is knitting! Seriously who has that skill?

  149. Vanessa West

    June 17, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I kept going back to this photo when you posted it the first time. What kept me coming back was the color of her hair and the simplicity of her style of dress that only brought her hair color(s), the slight wave, and heavy bang more to the forefront. Her hair is sexy, on accident seemingly…something I always try to achieve.

  150. Anonymous

    June 20, 2011 at 1:20 am

    good, but seems she needs to make more foot treatment

  151. Anonymous

    June 22, 2011 at 1:53 am

    love the first girl with the hat, she's so cool, has an exotic Asian beauty,such a fashionista, love her style.

  152. Alanna

    June 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I have a great Fekkai cut and color is just a few highlights on my natural base. However, living in NYC? you can have the best cut in the world but fighting humidity will be an ongoing battle.

    Sometimes a scarf is your best friend :) – just sayin'

  153. Anonymous

    June 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Bubblegum pink lipstick? It looks like her natural lip color.

  154. Sundal

    June 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    love love love the first girls' haircut, and her strong brows, she is so striking.

  155. vidalsassy1

    July 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I'm the Savannah girl's stylist. I live and work in Norfolk VA and often wonder if Im on the right path career wise because people always tell me that people ask them where they got their cut but I still have a wide open schedule. Young people in this area wont spend money on a decent cut nor will they drive across town. Its so strange and sad… but when the Sartorialist validates my work it gives me comfort and makes me know im going the right direction. Its tough living in a town where people rarely value or recognize a good cut.

  156. Hair Romance

    July 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I completely agree! That's what my site is all about.

    http://www.hairromance.com

  157. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    vidalsassy1:
    where can i find you? i live in savannah and have had horrible luck with stylists. do you ever come to town?

  158. vidalsassy1

    July 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Yeah actually near end of august I will be there. Catch me at wjadroid@gmail.com. We'll have a chat :)

  159. 88rs

    July 23, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Âżwhich brand of handbags is that? I love it!!

  160. Audrey

    May 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    100% agree with you. Love the photo and look of this woman.

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