As much as I love all of your shots, I have to say really miss the more regular images of regular, non-industry folks. Of course they dress with a certain precision, but it always seems somewhat less creative. Not to mention less accessible to the rest of us. Come on, Scott, we can't all afford Prada.
There have been times when I’ve felt a bit like that but I honestly think Scott photographs what captivates him in some way. Even when the clothes are at the high/higher end, there is still a level of creativity necessary to create the whole look, (unless it’s head to toe look from one designer’s collection, I suppose). It’s natural that we will ss on this blog a lot of the ‘high-end’ clothing when the collections are on but when I spend periods of time (often very long!) pouring over these images i see such a broad expanse of creativity, often from people who probably don’t have an income to encompass what is expensive. At this point in my life, the majority of my clothes are second-hand/vintage, or what I’ve sewn and knitted. I look at the Sartorialist regularly because I find it IMMENSELY DELIGHTFUL! for the sake of itself and I find it helps me stream-line or develop my own style ideas. Thanks for the joy of it all, Scott.
I love her blouse & that shoulder zip. I agree that industry people are v different from other streetstyles but I think they have their place on your blog. There are different sides to fashion; it is good to have a range.
And I think it's good to have some high fashion as -inspiration-..you can get inspired by everything from a color combo to a silhouette, etc. The idea is not to look at a photo and think "I have to buy exactly that to look good"..it takes a little more creativity than that..
her confidence is much more beautiful than she is.
I've been a reader of your blog for a long time and I do agree with the first comment very much. while every photograph you capture is amazing, creative and beautiful, I do miss the photographs of those "real" everyday people equally creative as these in the industry.
I love her hair and her smile! She is such a beautiful woman. I like the color of her top/shirt, even if I don't see much of it. The color is wonderful. I don't like the shoes, and I do not like transparent tights with a short skirt, would look much better with much thicker version on the legs. Who is the lovely woman anyway?
@pdrajdev I completely understand what you mean, and understand Mr. Schuman's point (I know he's brought this up before on the blog and also in the introduction of his book, which I love). However, the point that I was trying to make is not that I DON'T want to see high end anymore, but rather that the blog seems solely dedicated to high end these days, as opposed to the broader focus it used to have. If this is the direction Mr. Schuman feels more comfortable with, that's fine, but it certainly make things less interesting for me. Just an observation from a long-time reader.
C'mon Vanessa. Scott addressed this issue in a previous post. Take the idea or concept behind the outfit and work with what you've got. The point of these photographs aren't to make you feel inadequate or insecure about "not being able to afford Prada," but to inspire you by showcasing those with strong style. There's no need to buy expensive designer clothes if you can't- not everyone can, and it doesn't matter. If you can truly appreciate great style, you won't need a designer label to validate that. Think more broadly about what's being shown here, it's the concepts behind the outfits that you should be focusing on (eg. Colour blocking, mixing patterns, playing with proportions and textures, etc.) My favourite jeans are from the Gap, and I spent $25 on them (with tax!)
this young lady is the epitome of style and natural charm that lends itself to everything she puts on. it is a clear cut case of making the clothes work and not working for the clothes. fabulous every little Tine(Y) bit
Although her shoes are lovely and she is beaming….
I must say this has to be the most "posed" photo that you have captured. And yes I know (via the online mini-doc) that you ask your subjects to "Stop! Stand right there, just like that!" But I feel as though some of the spontaneity and charm that have been captured in older entries has been over-shadowed by poses. I understand blogs evolve, as do people, but I sure do miss some of the "grit" in your photography.
I don't know where she got this outfit from, but I want it! It's gorgeous, like so many outfits shown on your blog. I wish that these people lived in my city, but given that they don't, I'm glad that I can go on the Sartorialist and see these styles to inspire me. Thank you Sart.