Tuesday, March 31, 2009

On the Beach……Wrapped, South Beach Miami


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  1. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    March 31, 2009 at 9:54 am

    First and foremost, cheekbones and hair! I love it!!! This is one of those outfits that does not look expensive or designer at all, great choices! One word of caution: we in South Florida wear these things out of necessity in this hot weather. This look may be totally too much elsewhere!!! Jorge from WPB

  2. Fashion For Love

    March 31, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I love wearing those wraps. I can’t wait for summer…

  3. The Concrete Commentator

    March 31, 2009 at 10:02 am

    She’s all summered out. I’m looking forward to short and t-shirt weather now!!

  4. matthew langley

    March 31, 2009 at 10:07 am

    the whole look is carefree and thoughtless – I mean that in absolutely the best way.

    It would be nice to be in Miami right now – I am a little jealous.

  5. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Since I live in Rio de Janeiro and beachwear is out business, I must say that even though she looks confortable and fresh, you don’t find many girls wearing that around Ipanema or so. Now a days we have many light white dresses or mini shorts + tshirts that together with fun acessories work just fine to look up to date.
    Best of luck next summer! :)

  6. Vintage Me New You

    March 31, 2009 at 10:25 am

    wow, she looks really preety:)

  7. Rachael

    March 31, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Looks like she just stepped off the beach…and maybe she did–sand on the toes still?

    She looks effortless and stunning…just the way summer style should be! Carefree!

  8. Mitchell

    March 31, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I can’t wait for summer and the return of splashes of color after seeing this image. It happens to be sleeting out my window at the moment.

  9. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 11:00 am

    have to agree, does a look at bit over the top… but i guess thats what comes with summer!

  10. geezi

    March 31, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Not impressed. It’s pretty much a regular beach wear. She’s gorgeous though…

  11. Lauren

    March 31, 2009 at 11:08 am

    The top is by Victoria Secret–I have it in eggplant! I love it when people can pull inexpensive items into a memorable outfit.

  12. M A Z P E

    March 31, 2009 at 11:15 am

    i envy her weather!

  13. Jules

    March 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

    this is haphazardly fabulous! effortless! love it!

    great pic scott, as always
    i follow ur blog, care to follow mine?

  14. Jack Daniel

    March 31, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I want to go to Miami this summer.

  15. fashionpeople

    March 31, 2009 at 11:35 am

    it´s original but i never wear this clothes

  16. junglesiren

    March 31, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Anon. 11:00. “Over the top?” What is over the top here? I don’t get that at all.

    And Ms. Rio (Anon 10:17), are you saying because she’s not dressed like the girl from Ipanema in a “white dress” or “mini shorts” she’s outdated? “Best of luck next summer?” Wow, aren’t you the little Brazilian fashion nazi. I don’t think everyone with good style is concerned with “fashion”, but it sounds to me like you don’t understand the difference.

    I live at the beach too. I see all kinds of style here and I’m very happy that not everyone is wearing what’s “fashionable”…. how dull that would be.

    I think this woman looks good. I especially like her fresh face. She reminds me of those pinup girls in the 50′s. While this outfit isn’t for me – I prefer string bikinis and light, loose cotton dresses over them – I like her in it.

    The only thing I would change is the bag and the flip flops (which should be banned on both hemispheres IMO) but even flip flops can’t squash her beauty.

  17. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I live in Brazil and I can guaratee that nobody uses it anymore! Like somebody said before, in Rio, or any Brazilian beach, the best outfit is white dresses or mini shorts + tshirts.
    That’s look a little old fashion for beach wear ;P

  18. Trapiello

    March 31, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I want go to the beach!!!I need it…

  19. john benjamin pritchett

    March 31, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Here I come Miami!

  20. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    watch out, a yummy bomb just blew up south beach. wow.

  21. Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    March 31, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Great weather, beach and light weight clothes..oh how I long for summer!! :)

  22. diane

    March 31, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I’m going to Merritt Island in two weeks. Your photos are making me soooo impatient. xo

  23. Heather Li

    March 31, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Must get yellow bikini…

    Must wander around half-naked in South Beach…

  24. Chet

    March 31, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Sart, I just can’t agree with this look. She IS gorgeous. And looks happy and free. And I like the yellow top.

    But the plaid patchwork bag AND the sarong are throwing me off. Not coherent. Not Sartorialist worthy.

  25. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I’m Brazilian and I agreed… That’s look is old fashion!!!
    Tshirt + shorts OR Dresses.. always with HAVAIANAS!!!

  26. amalie

    March 31, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    wow , she looks good.
    i miss miami and summer!!

  27. Mujer imperfecta

    March 31, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    she looks so confident!

  28. Wanderlusting

    March 31, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Are we talking about Brazil here or Miami?

    Who cares if a sarong is “old-fashioned”? Sheesh – the woman looks great, carefree and happy with showing the right amount of skin.

    I think if she’s not wearing WHAT’S IN in Brazil then I like her even more.

    It just means she isn’t a fashion sheep, following the trends blindly because “Tshirts and Shorts” are “In”. She wears what she wants and that’s what makes her sartorial.

    I can’t believe some people are looking down on her because she doesn’t look like everyone else…guess they don’t have a mind of their own.

  29. sarah

    March 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    she looks like everyone else on the beach. better abs, maybe, but nothing special.

  30. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    um… no. SHE is beautiful. but it all looks like it came from the dollar general.

  31. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    She looks good…sun-kissed and Brunette perfection. The light colors just make her look that much more tanned.

  32. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Oh Christ, she’s gorgeous and I’m on my way over from Scotland! Don’t let her move an inch… I’m booking the tickets as we speak.. it’s effing freezing here, so she’s my summer date, hell, summer wife! I’m out the door… Hold on darlin’ ‘cos the wee fella will be there any minute now… I’ll even trade in the whisky for one of them drinks with an umbrella and a cherry in it… Wow!Now that’s a woman and a half… And I’m gettin’ hot under my kilt just lookin’ at her. Sart… you’ve made my day. Edinburgh airport here I come…

  33. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    She’s not Brazilian!! Why are people comparing her to what Brazilians wear? It’s great to have your own individual style and not look like everyone else. How else do you stand out from the crowd if everyone is wearing the same thing??

  34. Kristin

    March 31, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Although she is beautiful, I would prefer a gauze sundress as a cover-up. However, it is Miami and she looks confident in what she’s wearing so work it sister!

  35. Brandon

    March 31, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Stunning photo! It really gets across the vibe of South Beach.

  36. rainbowooseo

    March 31, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Heels would make this pic memorable.

  37. Brigadeiro

    March 31, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Oh my! My sister has that v. same sarong. Sarongs aren’t old fashioned! And we wear 1001 of them in Brazil!

  38. Annika

    March 31, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Wow! Who would have thought that such a simple outfit would create such discussions!?

    I just love that she doesn’t have your typical model/celebrity body and features, and yet she is absolutely gorgeous!

  39. Catherine like Deneuve

    March 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    This isn’t about the clothes, though it is about the colors. Where I am, winter blacks and blahs still rule, and the prospect of this is like water in the desert.
    The photo is terrific (the traffic barriers going down the left side of the photo almost repeat the orangey patch pattern of her bag and picks up the big orange flower on her sarong, and her pose is like some 1950 pinup girl).
    She is dressed for the beach, and that is just fine, but what makes her stand out are her youth, her lovely figure, pretty face and flowing curls. She could wear rags and look great.

  40. Magsli

    March 31, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Not a fan of sarongs whatsoever but she looks gorgeous absolutely. Why though are her toes so white and the rest of her tanned? Oops!

  41. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm


  42. Formerlawyer

    March 31, 2009 at 6:15 pm


    I believe that is sand.

  43. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I think she´s very updated. She is so pretty. Her bone structure is great. Totally beautiful.You don´t need to follow all the trends in an exact way, to look good. I wish being that tall.

    Sartoria please update your link of favorites and the other categories

  44. Laura

    March 31, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    The weather stinks here, so I’m getting a little sad in the rainy Belgium ;)
    Although I love the yellow bikini top!
    x Laura

  45. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    c’mon Brasilians, you don’t own the licence for beachwear style, whatever you might think….ehhhh….

  46. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    She is effortelessly gorgeous. She looks both timeless and memorable.
    Since when are brazilians fashion oracles?

  47. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Because she has sand on her feet.

  48. cmc

    March 31, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    i agree with catharine it’s ALL about the colours and hers work so well together. sarongs aren’t really a new thing though, but i’m a huge fan of the print and the yellow bikini. plus it doesn’t hurt that the photo just feels like summer. thanks for the change of pace sart!

  49. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Is she facing the afternoon sun? She has a gorgeous sunset glow happening!

  50. Ronan the Librarian

    March 31, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    what is it about the “flip flop phobia” i encounter on this site and in magazines? Glenn O’Brien abhors them in GQ as do half the readers of this blog… here in Australia we practically live in our “thongs” (and I dont mean the anal-floss underwear version) as they are the most comfortable and practical and, dare I say, stylish, thanks to Havaianas, footwear for a long hot summer! By the way, this woman is gorgeous either in South Beach, South Rio or South Wollongong!

  51. Julia

    March 31, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Pretty lady, great style: brazilian for sure! loved it

  52. dianagoldswain

    March 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    i think she looks great, happy and healthy, but this look is a dime a dozen anywhere in australia… not that inspiring. great photo composition though

  53. m a u

    March 31, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    cool miami style

  54. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I just love this. Your photography is marvelous, of course. Most of all this is great because this woman is just working with her own fresh beauty in a way that is perfectly natural for her. Must admit that I had to laugh at the notes from people who suggest that (in Brazil) one has to wear a “uniform” of sorts to be on the beach. How embarrassing, if true. Thank goodnes I live in a culture where women can be individuals and still considered beautiful and stylish…

  55. J.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    shes very beautiful and has a great body, however I must say the wrap, bag, shoes and bathing suit don’t seem so special, I would say they look like ordinary beach wear…..i guess this one is more about the shot?

  56. noel

    March 31, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    the photo is not about the sarong, it’s how the sarong was tied around her waist and how the little knot of the bikini top echoes it and then how your eye is pulled towards her midsection and the curve of her waist. the pose is great too and her contour sharp very sharp…and what do you know, it’s not at all contrived, far from it in fact.

  57. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Wow. A young Susan Sarandon. This is a great shot that feels a lot different than your usual style!

  58. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I have to say… I just don’t get it. She is very pretty and all but the clothes… not feeling it.

  59. noel

    April 1, 2009 at 12:10 am

    i believe too that some people might be having some problems with the photo background not being in the usual color palette…anyway the more i look at the photo the more i enjoy it. how does the sartorialist go from miami to nyc to paris to london to milan within a week. are the photos published chronologically even?

  60. Jankuya!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:14 am

    What is with the boring beach outfits? Why is everyone gushing? She is wearing a bikini top and a pareo – what else is she supposed to wear to the beach? a duffle coat and jimmy choos? give me a break, this outfit is plain and casual. Nothing wrong with that, but does it merit the sartorialist?

  61. tofuscloset

    April 1, 2009 at 12:17 am

    she’s beautiful and natural…gorgeous!

  62. Ms. Jenn

    April 1, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I’m from Miami. While she is gorgeous, I have to say that I’m unimpressed with her outfit. There are far more stylish and creative people to photograph in Miami.

  63. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 1:19 am

    She’s really pretty, but I don’t see what makes this outfit interesting or original.

  64. yourorangelover

    April 1, 2009 at 2:39 am

    This photo, in its own way, is timeless. A beautiful woman, with the glow of the sun on her cheeks, delightfully wearing the minimal amount of clothing because it is all that is necessary. The swimsuit and cover, bag and thongs, could have come from anywhere: the back of the closet from previous beach trips, a shop on the beach, borrowed from a friend. The colors and motifs reflect her surroundings. Sometimes a place can make you want to dress a certain way or not care about keeping up appearances like you might usually. She is dressed like a woman that can enjoy the beach without being a crabby fool.

  65. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 4:26 am

    She is lovely, but why is it that so many of the women you photograph are lovely mostly due to youth, whereas the men, such as Simone, below, are allowed to be a little craggy? Are there really no chic women over 40, or even younger but who are not in perfect physical shape?

  66. Marina, Chloé et Andy

    April 1, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Definitely, yellow is one of the must have colours I need in my closet this summer…

    Love your blog, Following you!!

    Hasta la vista, Mademoiselle

  67. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Gorgeous lady, when you have such a face and body, who really cares what you wear ?
    As for the Brazilians, I think we are all a little envious, hence the stern reactions. All the girl or boy from Ipanema meant was: we can wear something else than bikinis and flip flops. Point taken.

  68. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Better if she wore heels? She’s just been to the beach. Who wears heels to the beach? Everyone wears “Jandals” here in New Zealand (aka flip flops/thongs etc). I think I’d get laughed at wearing heels with a bikini!! I think she looks beautiful.

  69. chickmagnetstuff

    April 1, 2009 at 4:58 am

    miami beach are always hot just like the picture you see

  70. A chicette in Paris

    April 1, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Not loving the outfit but definitely jealous of the locale! I wish I was in my sarong on the way to the beach!!! :-)

    Kisses from Paris!



  71. thisislola

    April 1, 2009 at 6:12 am

    This look is pretty, fresh and summery; but fairly generic to be honest. Being from Cornwall I’ve seen this look again and again.

    The colours of the bag are quite earthy, whereas the colours of the rest of the outfit are quite bright so I don’t realy think that they work together.

  72. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 6:13 am

    I’m loving the clash of opinions from the various locations and climates. So in this spirit, where am I from?

    I think this look is standard; I would hesitate to even refer to it as an outfit. I think the reason it looks effortless, is that it IS effortless: this is something she just threw on to go to the beach. Yeh, she’s pretty, and she’s posing like a pin-up and she’s got a nice glow (that can happen at the beach). Where I live, you’ll see many with this “outfit” on the beach today, just as you would’ve last year, and the decade before that.

  73. suzanne nelson

    April 1, 2009 at 6:31 am

    I really love this! She is gorgeous and as others have pointed out it all so carefree and ‘of the moment’, someone you just happened to see in passing. I mean, I can’t believe you would have really wanted all the roadworks in the background etc but that’s how the picture is. For me, this natural, happenstance approach is what street style photography should be all about, not going all out trying to contrive a Vogue Italia editorail-worthy shot.

  74. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Great to know not everyone thinks the same way. Thats what makes fashion really interesting, isnt it?
    When I first said that “ppl dont wear that in Brazil” I didnt mean to go nazy or anythng, its just that as we (at least some ppl) look to paris’ girls to go classy and to london’s to go cool, I know journalists around the world look to Brazil for beachwear.
    Great pic and even greater that she doesnt give a damn abt all this fashion circus, but this look seems inexpressive to me, as a carioca.

  75. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Bottom line: She is natural, sexy and confident. The Brazilians are just barking because their summer is over. Sometimes beauty trumps fashion…and is certainly true here. For all you pathetically insecure men out there think about this: is she or is she not extremely sexy and at the same time very approachable. That look is HARD to do for most women.

  76. Lauren

    April 1, 2009 at 10:03 am

    this outfit looks like whatever to me. nothing special and the bag brings it down another notch.

  77. Jazzbuff630

    April 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

    This is the kind of woman I want to meet when I go on vacation.

  78. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 11:28 am

    she is gorgeous

  79. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I don’t know why all of you are so impressed by this style. I saw it quite every day when I’ve been on holidays. Except for the fact that the European where able to find a matching bag to their clothe. She looks pretty and the colours are “hers” but finally this style is so yesterday…

  80. Dane

    April 1, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I cant stop laughing at the negative comments about flipflops! I live on a small island, right on the beach and I dont have a pair of closed shoes here.. I leave all my heels/boots whatever in the city where they belong. It pretty funny watching some of the tourists trying to be overly “fashionable” while walking in the sand, in heels, or even wedges.. they suffer all day in then and for what.. its pretty silly. I get that to some people flipflops are a complete no-no.. if you live in Paris maybe, but here in the tropics (and that includes Miami), flipflops are what fashionable people wear when they refuse to be fashion victims!

    The lady looks gorgeous, and it isnt about what she is wearing, its about her complete look.. and her confidence. Fabulous abs too. =)

  81. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Not of fan of this at all. She is beautiful, but the bikini, wrap, and bag would not catch my eye while walking down the street in South Beach. Just a thought, seems a little plain – but maybe that is the joy in it.

  82. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    It’s a great look!! But I disagree with some comments about Brazilian’s beachwear style!! We use sarongs, tops and shorts with t-shirts! Ok, sarongs and tops are… huuummm… not used in Brazil!! Not very much!

    She looks really preety!!!

    Hããã… where’s the HAVAIANAS??


  83. sophia

    April 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    She looks good but there is no style to the photo yes everyone looks like this at the beach but I do want to be their I just dont think this photo is about style it is more about personality.

  84. Katie

    April 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I’ve been reading the comments from the folks from Brazil who remark that sarongs and flip flops aren’t in fashion any more. Who cares? I think it’s a silly and pretentious comment.

    First of all, she’s not in Brazil. She’s in Miami and fashion is very regional, and thankfully, is not completely the same in every corner of the world. What works in Miami vs. Brazil is as different as NYC vs. Queens. What I love about fashion is that is represents people and culture, and our differences. So I say to the girl in the yellow bikini – you keep rocking it and keep representing your personal style. And screw the folks who say you’re not exactly du mode.

  85. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    i’d have expected to see the lady in the back ground to be the sartorialist subject, i’m so happy we get to see this janis joplin-esk stunner leap off our screens into a million interpretations


  86. ina

    April 2, 2009 at 1:05 am

    I still don’t get what is stylish here… Her outfit is so ordinary…
    Except maybe colors… maybe that’s the photographer’s inspiration?

  87. Anonymous

    April 2, 2009 at 8:52 am

    This girl is gorgeous and the look is so retro; the hair, the sarong, it’s all so effortlessly glam-natural. This is not about whether she is on trend and following the stampeding herd. I love a beautiful sarong; it will never go out of style.

  88. Antares

    April 2, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Sport and gorgeous..

  89. Qaisy Jaslenda

    April 2, 2009 at 11:24 am

    It’s really sad we can never find ladies as hot as her in my country.

  90. Anonymous

    April 2, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I want her number

  91. T

    April 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Nothing special.
    Very usual in my country…

    Pretty lady.

  92. Nan

    April 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Her pose makes her look just like one of those sexy vintage hula statuettes.

  93. Anonymous

    April 5, 2009 at 11:00 am

    No. The wrap may be beautiful, but this is a look to be kept on the sand. I’m disappointed.

  94. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 12:47 am

    We see a similar look on every second teenage girl in Australia. Next………

  95. Afrika

    April 7, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Work those curves…and the bohemian bag too

  96. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 2:23 am

    I love how George From W Palm Beach is ALWAYS(!!!) the first one to comment on everything.

  97. Jack O'Sullivan

    April 7, 2009 at 4:33 am

    I can’t wait for summer. And I may force my wife to wear a wrap…I just think they are so sexy!

    Jack O’Sullivan
    Men’s Dress Shoes

  98. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    looks kitschy

  99. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Oh honestly… what is this crap about Havaianas, boy have you bought into that hook line and sinker (I shall let you into a secret.. they are actually all.. (don’t tell anyone).. just flip flops!)

    … Shhhh

  100. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    yeah, pretty picture, but also pretty boring

  101. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    well…to be honest,this is not really great or gracefull. If you already visited Algarve, south of Portugal, you found there lots of this "summer style". But, and I have to say it, she look "fresh" and free.

  102. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 1:04 am

    isn't lame? i mean, if i go to the beach i can see that all over there.

  103. rüya tabirleri

    July 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Sart, I just can't agree with this look. She IS gorgeous. And looks happy and free. And I like the yellow top.

  104. Prissy

    April 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    The girl is gorgeous and exudes self confidence and style, but her beach outfit in itself seems pretty uninteresting to me. And maybe, that’s what makes this picture so interesting in the end, posted in the context of a style/fashion blog.

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