Look. She’s beautiful and has great style. But she’s one of a number of women photographed here who seem to not be wearing a stitch of make-up. I’m surprised she doesn’t elevate the look with even just a touch of lipstick and/or rouge. p.s. Sart…this site is one of the best things I see/experience every day–and believe me, I see/experience a lot of good stuff! Thank you!
Very spiffy! All these long-legged women look great in this kind of pant. I’d have to stand on five-inch blocks to achieve that proportion, and a bag that big would simply overpower me. Best part of the look for me is the face-framing collar, the neat hair, and the detail of the textured gloves.
I think this is one of my favorite outfits – The textures break up the monotony of all the black. I love the jacket’s collar, the gloves, the oversized bag- and I have a suspicion that her shoes are just as interesting – if only we could see them!
It’s amazing how Sartorialist spots fashionable people on the street. I used to work on 40th & Madison and would roam the area (mid-Manhattan library, Bryant Park, etc.) in my lunch break. I don’t remember seeing anyone spectacular.
is that a hat or a hair ribbon? i am a collector of hats, but it is quite hard to tell. i almost want to contact my milliner to have her make something like it. also the gloves are beautiful. do you know who they are by?
The most beautiful pic yet. The collar opening to her face, her bow adding a sophisticated touch of whimsy. And the pants add great drama. The gloves are the completing touch – the only criticism I can think of is that her bag should have been smaller. But it’s still perfect!
I adore how she’s playing with exaggerated perspective with this silhouette. The bottom is oversized and the top is tailored and fit. It gives the effect of making her appear to almost be leaning back and looming over you the way a really tall building would from street level. Amazing.
It’s not that I dislike this outfit, I just feel she’s trying too hard. Maybe if she did a Coco Chanel and removed a couple of elements?? I’m a big fan of the long flared pant though – yes, you trip over them and they collect all manner of street scum, but the right ones can even make my short, chunky pins look decent.
I’m with Ame, I too find it a bit “unnerving”. She seems too young for this ensemble, like she went into her mom’s closet in her black leotard and put on pants that are too long, spotted some shiny gloves and jacket, grabbed a huge bag, and then quickly tied a scarf on top of her head. She carries it wonderfully and looks fabulous, but in a mildly age inappropriate kind of way IMO.
Sartorialist, Thanks for making “our world” more interesting by awakening our senses through your passion!
I am no fashion diva but as a photographer I like that she’s standing against such a matte background. It makes her black outfit pop. It singles her out. Nice. Did you pose her or just catch her in the moment and capture that senseless look?
Thanks for sharing your talent with us, anyway. You are “favored” in inkedfinger’s world. The pleasure is mine. :)
i have black “elephant bells” like this and the hems are absolutely trashed… and, worse, they soak up all the disgusting street juices when it rains. it’s more than a little disgusting to think about it, so i try not to. she has the length just right (not too short and not too long) so the line is sharp. the “no feet” look is crucial — it makes your legs look ten feet long and (from the rear view) puts the emphasis on a perfect posterier.
From an industrial designer’s POV, this is completely amazing. The geometric lines, black color, textures, and finishes…aaaaah! I wish more people could pull off this futuristic look. Simply wonderful!
fierce! i kind of like not seeing her feet. i like the gumby look! :) i admit to doing it from time to time. it makes me feel tall or like i’m kind of floating, though it does destroy the bottom of pants.
such a stunning ensomble. the mix of rich textures creates an amazing effect. the patent pieces make a great contrast with the covetable bag, shirt and trousers, which make her legs look long and slim. this type of pant is very flattering for most body types and is worn well here. a great example of not so basic black. (plus i love the bow in her hair.)
Why anyone would wear their pants this long in the real world is beyond me. Unless she is just stopping to pose between the Town Car and being carried into the building, within 10 minutes her hems will be visibly sodden, which is not hot. I agree with others that she looks a bit overbranded.
Will, I love your page, simply because it shows REAL people wearing good clothes, just like the AA and Esquire of old. But (there had to be a but of course) I’m simply fed up with girls (and boys) in black. Has been done, seen it, thanx. Uninspired, I would call it at its best.
ame & idontgetit: THANK YOU!! I was starting to feel like my brain was broken because everyone was praising this outfit and it just kinda made me go “yuck”. The shiny jacket AND gloves are too much together, and the giant bag (which would be oh so lovely with another outfit) adds too much weight to the bottom half when paired with those pants. I do LOVE the wide-leg trousers; if she lost the jacket and shortened her hem a touch, this would be quite nice. I’m a huge fan of layering and mixing proportions, but this is just too much and doesn’t feel quite right to me.
This is definitely my favorite look that I’ve seen on The Sartorialist so far! I’m always hesitant to wear all black, but this woman does it just impeccably with the mixture of different textures. The patent leather jacket and gloves add a little something extra that complete the look.
I love the different textures in her clothing. It really works. I particularly love the gloves and the hat/ bow she has in her hair. I think a hat or fascinator really dresses up any outfit and they should be worn more often and not just at the races or a wedding. Ren..
This outfit is ‘da BOMB! Despite being all black, it’s interesting. Love the way the patent works with the other materials. The hair looks artsy and chic. Those pants are enough evidence to show that one doesn’t always need to hire a tailor. Love the backdrop too.
I saw this girl at Whole Foods (Union Square) on Saturday. Could not believe it, but she had the same bow in her hair and the same gloves on. The gloves were the giveaway. She was wearing different pants though, with black riding boots.
I wanted to be all like “I saw you on Sart..” but couldn’t quite bring myself to do that.
I LOVE the ensemble, but the absence of any warmth on her face is a turn off, like she’s taking herself and her outfit too seriously. A smile would have been a nice contrast to her decidedly fierce get-up.
i don’t mind if she looks sad, too black, too serious, too severe, or anything else, she’s precious. Really. All black is often boring, but not when so nice clothes and accessories, and a so black look face. Just wonderful and gorgeous!
I must disagree with the majority and say that I don’t find this outfit all that amazing. I’m not sure if anyone has said this already (too many comments for me to read), but I’m a big believer in having centerpieces of an outfit and doing the rest of it simply. It’s like with makeup. Doesn’t someone look ridiculous with strong eye makeup, bright color on their cheeks, AND lipstick? This woman has some gorgeous articles on, but by combining so many bold pieces together she just looks ridiculous.
This is my kind of style…comfortable yet classy, kind of emo, kind of goth, but completely original. Love the use of all black. Maybe I’m slightly partial because black is one of my favorite colors. But nonetheless, I love this girl’s style :)