Friday, January 29, 2010

On the Street….After YSL, Paris


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  1. Jenny

    January 29, 2010 at 10:56 am

    beautiful photograph

  2. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Love the hat and iPod… pursed lips and real fur make the character.

  3. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 10:58 am


  4. Hi, I'm Corrina

    January 29, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I <3 Catherine Baba!!! Beautiful. There are not enough photographs taken of her.

  5. Yellow General

    January 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

    how beautiful these combination is. I love her glasses.
    lg LARS

  6. innersense

    January 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Oh la la, Paris mon amour… très chic!

    Best interiors design in

  7. Beverly Bohan

    January 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Though I'm not a fan of fur, she is most certainly very chic.

  8. Morgan

    January 29, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Wow, the whole ensemble just works, it's fantastic. Her hat & shades give it a very Chicage '40 feel

  9. RJ

    January 29, 2010 at 11:02 am

    She's a D I V A ! Girl GO!

  10. leah_nsf

    January 29, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Scott! What happened to the Anderson & Sheppard suit you had made? I think you should show us!

  11. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 11:04 am


    love the hat.

  12. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 11:04 am


    love the hat.

  13. Swan

    January 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

    There certainly appears to be plenty of fur around at the moment! Beautiful mix of textures and colors.

  14. Ted Baker Clothing

    January 29, 2010 at 11:05 am

    great image really like this

  15. ryder

    January 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

    staying warm in style for sure

  16. Christina

    January 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I want to be her.

  17. Pangur Ban

    January 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Two shots of fur practically one after the other? Surely we can't consider fur stylish???

  18. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

    jade bracelet is a surprising touch

  19. Addy* Sue

    January 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I like this. Fun, flirty, new, chic, and, of course some excellent glasses. This shot was captured very nicely. I love all of her eccentric accessories, too. They make me curious about what is in the shopping bag.

  20. Pangur Ban

    January 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Pardon me, 3 fur shots!!

  21. Zero

    January 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

    What a goddess. I like the femme fatale-ish pallete,

  22. Vitrinen

    January 29, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Catherine Baba is it, right? Wow I adore that woman! The only one I´ve ever wanted to stalk:-) Sounded wrong, but nevertheless is right!

  23. Shonwer

    January 29, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Great Style!!

  24. Villa Nellcote

    January 29, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Fur? Non, merci.

  25. Bill M

    January 29, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Something about it is devine. It's the whole look. I first thought "WOW!"

  26. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Something very Morticia about this

  27. JouJou Loves You

    January 29, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Now THAT is interesting. I love when an ensemble makes you look twice and stare. That is what real fashion is all about. When things are put together that you wouldn't think could go together. Love everything about this. Quirky, chic, elegant, and def. interesting. I wonder what she is listening to?

  28. princess glee

    January 29, 2010 at 11:30 am

    When I dream, I dream of walking down a Paris street looking as so. So chic, so rich, so glamorous.

  29. Coco and Zaahb

    January 29, 2010 at 11:36 am

    She's carrying so much that she looks like a bag lady
    ….but very fierce one



    January 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    J'Adore, J'Adore, J'Adore

  31. Daniel

    January 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

    It's like she came here straight from 80s! Love it!
    Let's grow up later

  32. Heidi Swift - Grit and Glimmer

    January 29, 2010 at 11:45 am

    The lips! The hit of scarlet! The jade!
    The man behind her!

  33. Emma

    January 29, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Oh la la!


  34. Vincent

    January 29, 2010 at 11:47 am

  35. Addysen

    January 29, 2010 at 11:50 am

    This is the best Startorialist picture that I've seen for a while. This woman has it going on. The bracelets make this look more modern… and her coloring is fabulous.

  36. La chica

    January 29, 2010 at 11:53 am

    That's style!!

  37. Momo

    January 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Absolutely wonderful! The epitome of a woman in fashion.

  38. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

    bunch of racist hippocrats!!! it was NOT okay of Kanye to be featured wearing fur, but ok for this woman to be featured wearing one…even a few bravo comments. my guess is most you bloggers are not true Sartorialists, i think you miss the point of fashion and it's creative expression when you are mere trendies…and most of you backed off only after Scott was in defense of Kanye.

  39. RebeccaNYC

    January 29, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    She's a hot mess. not in a good way.

  40. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    le fantĂ´me de l'opĂ©ra…
    gorgeous picture

  41. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Doesn't this cross the line into costume for anyone else?

  42. DisplacedParisienne

    January 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Breathtaking! Is that Dita?? She is beautiful, looks like a snapshot from the past but also modern at the same time.. the iPod cord, the Lanvin bag… amazing. I WANT that hat!!

  43. Vinda Sonata

    January 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    she's so classy and bold. i really like her attitude! and she had that lanvin paper bag in hand too. wow!

  44. Charles

    January 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    While I am not in love with the fur, the disheveled organization within the set of shapes in the composition is striking. The eye travels downward from her face, tracing her arm across into the flurry of bags and bracelets….very cool.

  45. BuckleButtonZip

    January 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Wow! Talk about a luxe look and fierce attitude. I wonder what on her iPod?

  46. Mademoiselle C.

    January 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm


  47. Sabine

    January 29, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I see so many pictures of her -It's always kimonos, fur and turbans… Don't know what to think of her style. Slightly contrived maybe? Or am I overlooking something?

  48. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I LOVE this! She looks inaccessible,complex,self-possessed. She is worthy of being stared at from the interesting mix of elements to her beauty. An inspiration.

  49. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    catherineeeeee darrrling
    i am devotion

  50. jpcora2

    January 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Wonderfully done French Chic Retro style in 2010. Originality is the basis of style and is this is an example of that.

  51. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I love the guy behind her!

  52. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I'm reading over the other comments and it confirms what I feel looking at her: vintage-ethereal. Is it 20's? Maybe the silhouette is. 1930's? The hat, but not the glasses — they seem late 60's or 70's like the belt and the bangles. It's vintage, but you can't pin it down, and doesn't look costume-y or dated. I just love it. This is beyond chic.

  53. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I don't know why but I NEED her to be walking a little dog. Maybe a poodle or a chihuahua.

  54. Qui

    January 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    wow. straight off a film noir (?) set. she's gorgeous and the lighting adds to that whole dramatic element. love it.

  55. Ale

    January 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I love the Lanving bag colour!

  56. Nick

    January 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    totally felt in love for her. totally!
    tnx scott

  57. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm


  58. la M@rionnette

    January 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    awesome !

  59. Isquisofrenia

    January 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    ah this fur is bloody gorgeous, its killing me!

  60. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm


    I love fur on people.

    Real fur … not the fake stuff.

    I eat meat! Might as well put their skin to use, too!

  61. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    This is vraiment chic. Very Parisian. Love it Love it Love it.

  62. Erik

    January 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Catherine Baba does no wrong, she is always the epitome of Parisian Chic. I'm loving all the fur shots you have been showing lately Scott!

  63. Klever Girl

    January 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    That was FURR-FECT! :D
    Great shot Sart

  64. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I agree with addysen!!! the best… totally fab.

  65. Idia'Dega

    January 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I have no idea where to begin. In your book I think you have section titled "Visually Greedy" or something to that effect. This images does that for me. I love every element – crazy fur with the belt, the mix of the three bracelets: jade, metal and what looks like horn or bone. The hat with the red glasses. The amazing draping bag and lovely blue shopping bag and a hint of red – all topped off with the white iconic iPod wire. I just cannot get enough of this image.

  66. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I know, fur blahblahblah, but that is just beautiful. I also LOVE her jewelry – what bangles! I also love how something about her face looks like she's from the
    1930s, but then there's the ipod ear buds. Great mix of classic and modern. The only thing I wouldn't do is carry that color bag with the outfit. Great picture, as always!!

  67. ModFruGal

    January 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    She is exquisite…a Mame Dennis flash forward….

  68. Ashley

    January 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    She's BRILLIANT!
    love it!

  69. That Girl with the Freckles

    January 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Simply divine. I will dress like a fur queen in my forties, no doubt. It's hard to pull off at 19, but as you get older I think it looks so fun and darling to wear gorgeous furs.

    Oh, and the sun glasses COMPLETE this look. What a gem.

  70. Miiicha

    January 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    wow such a cool outfit!

    || M

  71. Pepp_r_Anne

    January 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    One of the many reason that Paris is the epitome of chic…

  72. Agnes

    January 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    she looks awesome. What's the thing with parisienne women!? they're all so classy…

    And I'll kill to know what's on that Lanvin bag…

  73. dia vide son dressing

    January 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm

  74. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm


  75. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Stuff. Stuff. So much stuff to deal with all at once. She looks a bit annoyed by it all. Or perhaps I'm projecting. I'd have put everything in the Lanvin bag just for the joy of slinging it over my shoulder and walking with my hands free. Is that just me?

  76. Louis

    January 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    more fur, please!
    very chic!

  77. Mariana

    January 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    The one and only Catherine Baba! She came to our school (SCAD) and was a style mentor for our senior fashion show in May! She's amazing!

  78. istanbulfashionaddict

    January 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Oh I LOVE her! I have just made a post about her style this week go here:

    and…what did she buy from Lanvin?curiosity can kill the

    istanbul fashion addict

  79. Payton

    January 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I had a chance to meet Catherine last year. She is such a style diva. Love her.

  80. Edible Marie

    January 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Bold yet subtle, if thats possible.

  81. Angeles Almuna Design

    January 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Superb! The best of the BEST!

  82. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    The fur keeps flying! She looks fantastic!

  83. Daphne

    January 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Exquisite! I love everything. The colours are incredible. Her fur. The bracelet shapes. That leathery bag that seems to be dripping off her wrist. The Lanvin bag creates a mystery. I adore this photo!!!!

  84. The Photodiarist

    January 29, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Stunning. I am blown away by her and your new portrait style. What lens are you using now? The 50? or maybe an 85mm?

  85. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    perhaps before you were trying to show your subject's environment, but your images look better now that you have decided to fill in the frame (or crop them more).

    as a side note, i have always loved william klein's fashion and street photography. perhaps you are moving into that direction. only tme will tell.

    safe travels.

  86. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    She is like that other character you showed us from Paris. The thick browed Cali gal that wore the turbans.

    Baba has very unique and original style

    And she is so much more interesting than a lot of the other woman I've been seeing on this site lately

  87. Cristina

    January 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    She looks absolutely fabulous.

  88. an Albanian

    January 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm


  89. Eli

    January 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Love the hat and the bracelets. A beautiful photo.

  90. ralukitsa

    January 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    i don't really see the '80 here. What do you think? It's more of a '30 feel to me…notice the turban hat and the coat…anyway….immensely beautiful and stylish…o and the purse is great!!!

  91. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    The perfect Sart photo. Stunning subject, fantastic expression, juxtaposed with chic outfit and somewhat slouchy, old looking purse. Gorgeous shocks of color – the green bracelet, the red lips, glasses and that wonderful magenta pouch (for her i-pod or phone, I assume), the golden handbag and the beautiful blue Lanvin shopping bag. She is perfect, but not to precious…

    Stunning, stunning – you never disappoint.

    Di from San Francisco

  92. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful photographs/ensembles I have ever seen in your pages.



  93. AnonymousJK

    January 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    OMG! OTT! Love it!

  94. Insomnia

    January 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    She has such an inspirational style!

  95. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    " Daniel said…
    It's like she came here straight from 80s! Love it!"


  96. Copious Couture

    January 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    this is in incredible picture, it looks as if it was taken in another era! she is so very glamourous!

    I love!!!

  97. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Was it Vuitton or just Marc Jacobs (as in his own-name collection)that did these kinds of hats a couple of seasons ago? Translates very well into everyday wear without looking costumey. So that's what a Lanvin shopping bag looks like! Oh! God, I need to have more money.


  98. Coco CHANEL 's CHILD

    January 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    WHAOUUUUUU !!! ( It's some french ! ^^… WHAOU = wow ! ^^ )
    KISSES !

  99. John

    January 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Where is La Baba's bicycle that she is usually seen riding around the Place Vendome in Paris?

    Mr. Biddle

  100. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Nice picture of a fashion professional. But the Kanye shot has raised the bar for you!

  101. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Drop dead stylish Cruella Deville.

  102. agatiszka

    January 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

  103. Mac Daddy

    January 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Jeez…I wish I could wear fur at a YSL show then pop in Lanvin for a quick spree all while wearing my chicest accessories.

  104. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    WoW! Great style.

  105. Jenny Kozlow

    January 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    love the layers and texturizing of her outfit. I especially like her use of accessories – oh those bangles are great. Are we seeing a fur trend here from the recent shots?

  106. Alison

    January 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Stalk is the right word for the that outfit Vitinen! I think someone beat you to it though

  107. thisisanotherblog

    January 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    What an incredible picture. Marvellous.

  108. Percy

    January 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    There's something of the Cruella Deville about the pose and headwear but at the same time great outfit. You can tell this is someone who really knows how to dress.

  109. betweenlovehate

    January 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Candid. Her style is great.

  110. Sukré

    January 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    She's beautiful! Looks like one of the character from Triplets of Belleville.

    Ditto Addysen. She's got it goin on

  111. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Oh, my! Very old movie in glam – very now in style.

  112. Elaine Armen

    January 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Love the photo and fashion. Hate the American Apparel "Lace" ad strobing in the upper left.


  113. sooolastseason

    January 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    La Baba,
    La Divina…

  114. Brian

    January 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Pursed lips; downcast, shaded eyes. In a word, Patrician.

  115. j4ckb1ng

    January 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Snazzy photo. Clearly the anti-fur patrol is taking a well deserved day off.

  116. Sarah (Buzz)

    January 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    the fur is so beautiful (hope its fake though) and I love her bracelets. I'm also jealous she's carrying a Lanvin bag. I wish I could shop there.

  117. Erin

    January 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Pangur, pageviews are stylish, and posting images of something that's controversial = more money for The Sartorialist, which is always in fashion.

  118. HAPIA Mesir

    January 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    nice blog.

    I'm visiting here.
    visit me back thanks

  119. SARAH...brown

    January 29, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Fabolous. Just fabulous.

  120. harps

    January 29, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    she's my idol

  121. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    A little bit too 'Norma Desmond' for my taste

  122. hilary

    January 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    certainly you can't be condoning fur?

  123. sarah

    January 29, 2010 at 6:42 pm


  124. Isabelle

    January 29, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    woahhhh i want that hat+fur

  125. Manon

    January 29, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    So pretty!

  126. Jack Stat

    January 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Don't see enough jade these days good ensemble!

  127. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    i almost thought this was jeanne beker!

  128. Laura

    January 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    YES!!! Yes! Yes! Yes!
    I want to be her.

  129. tokyostargirl

    January 29, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    A look I only wish I could pull off!

  130. alyssa

    January 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Fahhhbulous!! Dahhhling!

  131. Terry Corbett

    January 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Oui Oui My Cheree!!! Speechless!!!!

  132. joe t

    January 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    this is amazing!!!!! looks like a throw back to the 70s!!

  133. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    awesome pic. but I'm really against fur clothes.. the dude right behind her looks great too.

  134. cyntich

    January 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    stunning picture…

  135. masiri

    January 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm


  136. SarahELizand

    January 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    It's funny I just found out about this woman today, glad to see another photo of her. I really love the details in her hat, and the big bracelets.

  137. Beauty Is Diverse

    January 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    She looks great.


    January 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    This Madame is extremely chic, I am spechless.. That is way I love Paris, n'a pas des commentaires.

  139. apparellel

    January 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    i absolutely adore her. fantastic photo!

  140. LACY

    January 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    she looks awesome and gorgeous, sooo chic!! :)

  141. julent

    January 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Yes, channeling Cruella Deville is oh so chic.

  142. Rebekah

    January 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    shame about all the cables.
    love the accent colours

  143. ♥Lola

    January 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Love her bag and glasses, so pretty :)

  144. brightlightsbigcity

    January 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I just love how she looks so old-fashioned Hollywood glamorous and then out peeks the white ipod headphones and the bright turquoise Lanvin shopping bag. Great shot.


  145. Gil

    January 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    NOW THIS IS PARISIAN CHIC!!! I'm in love. I have no words. Please take more photographs of this woman. Why we have not seen her on you pages before is a travesty.

  146. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I am the fly.

  147. Annamarie

    January 29, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Let's be honest. That's not a hat, it's a turban. And she? Is pulling it off. Awesome.

  148. Pricciao Yang

    January 29, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    J'adore Darliiiiing, J'adore!!!
    Catherine's so fit for Lanvin
    I love her in the vintage vibe.

  149. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    hopefully she bought a new handbag at Lanvin, right? That one she is carrying looks dead.

  150. Nadine2point0

    January 29, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Love the jewelry. Her look is interesting to say the least – not sure about the filthy sack she's got on her arm. blechhh.

  151. Helena

    January 30, 2010 at 1:03 am

    very nice!
    Catherine Baba i presume!
    i'm gonna somehow steal this outfit (when it's Winter again in Aus) and recreate it….actually more like steal the look. But i'd probably wear faux fur not the real deal.

  152. fabio

    January 30, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Glamourous! Like an elegant fashion byrd. I love this picture.

  153. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 2:07 am

    how FABULOUS!
    her hat/sunglasses/lips

  154. Ciaoyuan

    January 30, 2010 at 2:14 am

    love her glass! The blue Lavin bag is quite a fit!

  155. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 2:30 am

    the accessories just make this… the bangles and the sunglasses and perfection! plus the bag that she's carrying is fantastic… I love this picture

  156. Natsumi

    January 30, 2010 at 2:33 am

    LANVIN blue works!!! x

  157. isolda

    January 30, 2010 at 2:46 am

    bold and beautiful lady!


  158. dust

    January 30, 2010 at 3:37 am

    wow the first thing tht striked me was her uber sharp pointed nose!!!

  159. Lemon for breakfast

    January 30, 2010 at 3:47 am

    looks like we've taken a time machine to the past! really nice! :)

  160. Sara Bentley

    January 30, 2010 at 3:51 am

    There is something incredibly chic and French about his lady. Altogether a great shot! Thanks!

  161. @lice

    January 30, 2010 at 4:05 am

    … awesome … she must be having so much fun!

  162. lemonforbreakfast

    January 30, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Beautiful pic! she has a really personal style!! :)

  163. guccii Imanii

    January 30, 2010 at 4:44 am

    I love this look. Its so high fashion!

  164. yellow

    January 30, 2010 at 4:50 am

    the tangled-up wires actually add to her complexity

  165. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 5:18 am

    She clearly shops at Lanvin; and looks good doing it. =)

  166. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 5:58 am

    she wears that jade cuff a lot – must be a signature piece.

  167. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 6:22 am

    makes me really sad when I see such s beautiful lady in real fur…..when I believe everyone should know better..

  168. Lore.

    January 30, 2010 at 6:30 am

  169. MELISSA Z.

    January 30, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Wow! What an elegant women!

  170. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Very chic – what you'd expect in Paris. The French have that certain something when it comes to style – something you can't just put on. It's in their blood. However, as beautiful as it looks, it is a shame that real fur still features so prominently in fashion.

  171. Tea with Edith

    January 30, 2010 at 7:09 am

    her hat is incredible, and all that bangles she manage to carry off without looking like a accessories worker.

  172. Don Peloton

    January 30, 2010 at 7:19 am

    C'est super!! Le style est magnifique!!!

  173. Liz

    January 30, 2010 at 7:22 am

  174. Kyria

    January 30, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Uau!!! Bjs


    January 30, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Wow – she seems to have all the world draped over her arms.

    Contented luxury…

  176. Louis

    January 30, 2010 at 7:44 am

    un outift di fine anni '20 inizi anni '3o curato in tutto e per tutto!!!

  177. Diane

    January 30, 2010 at 8:25 am

    This lady even has the YSL attitude, thou I see she has been shopping at Lanvin…:P


  178. dannu

    January 30, 2010 at 8:55 am

    great ..

    so great for me..

  179. Michael

    January 30, 2010 at 8:56 am


  180. Johanna Urban

    January 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Oh! I'm inlove!!!

    The hat, evreything is perfect!!! Good job!!!! //Johanna, from sweden.

  181. Cecylia

    January 30, 2010 at 9:48 am

    So stylish! She would have been an easy one to photograph

  182. willworkforshoes

    January 30, 2010 at 10:21 am

    mr. schuman,

    i'm a little surprised you didn't photograph her on a bike! when i saw her at dior's fall show she arrived on a vintage bicycle wearing the most insane heels! she definitely knows how to make an entrance…nevertheless, what a great shot.

  183. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Oh god, it's the cigarette bleating all over again, except this time it's about fur. Tedious.

    I think this woman looks not only interesting, but rather fab – her jade bangle and blue carry bag are lovely accents.

  184. Maya

    January 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Cruella DeVille – not my cup of tea at all. Gush away, people…

  185. the Citizen Rosebud

    January 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

    she looks incredible. strong character and personality coming out in spade in her look. love it.

  186. The Zhush

    January 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Smug MonaLisa-esque smile…faboosh!

  187. Lou

    January 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    She's all the elegant Parisians that came before her: Josephine Baker, Juliette Greco, Simone de Beauvoir, Loulou de la Falaise, Coco Chanel, even Edith Piaf…

  188. Jennifer

    January 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Love this! AMAZE!!

  189. Amy Kisabeth Triana

    January 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I adore this photo—thank you so much for posting it! Catherine Baba is my new official style icon. I adore her use of red here, as well as the fantastic textural contrast of the sleek belt against the rich fur…and the hat—so perfect. As far as photographs go, this is my favorite of yours by far.

  190. Trish

    January 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    gothic chic.

    catherine baba is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.

  191. Diya

    January 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I love catherine baba's eclectic style!


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  193. beths

    January 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    The hat and the bangles are divine.

  194. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    very chic! ♥!

  195. Prince Alban

    January 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I love her ! I'm so jealous !

  196. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Her look is a bit comical. A bit 'tortoise on purpose'. I think the turban injects that note of irony.

  197. D.R.

    January 30, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I like the shape of the blurred figure over her right shoulder. But of course she's interesting too!

  198. Trisha

    January 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm


  199. Lisa

    January 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Iconic unto herself

  200. goisabelgo

    January 31, 2010 at 2:40 am

    I'm only commenting on the Jade bracelet. Great for every girl!

    The fur…. that's all different story.

  201. CAYA

    January 31, 2010 at 4:50 am

    What makes this outfit standout? The answer: The blue Lanvin- as well as the brown leather bag.
    She is trying too hard with this outfit.

  202. PaigeMarshall

    January 31, 2010 at 5:43 am

    I love Catherine Baba especially in winter. She always looks gorgeous!

  203. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 7:11 am

    This is what I imagine of the Pais women!

  204. a.j wong

    January 31, 2010 at 7:21 am

    i very like it pitcture

  205. CW

    January 31, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Very 20s, with 70s chunky glasses and an iPhone. It works.

  206. Charlene

    January 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    le chic parisien.

  207. Michele

    January 31, 2010 at 1:02 pm


  208. dos

    January 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    wow, I really like it. At firts this fur scarf looks like dress. Great.

  209. Dorothy

    January 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    The picture did exactly what is was meant to do…make you think and so I did…

    Dorothy from grammology

  210. The Style Curator

    January 31, 2010 at 5:17 pm

  211. Grace

    January 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I adore Catherine Baba! She looks like she's from a different era. One of my goals is to look as chic and collected as she does when she's riding a bike in heels.

  212. Ruth Kallens

    January 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    she inspires me to wear my vintage 1960 mink cape and prada aviators on a casual sunday stroll

  213. Darcy H

    January 31, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I'm sorry to say this look seems contrived to me. I get an unnatural and self-conscious vibe from it.

  214. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Amazing look! Love the hat and the glasses.

  215. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 6:46 pm


  216. lola

    January 31, 2010 at 8:05 pm


  217. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    In love!!!

  218. KEVYN

    January 31, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I LOV IT

  219. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Fabulous photo -
    Fabulous subject –
    The jade bangle = signature…

  220. Kathleen

    January 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    She is a seasoned shopper and loves to be looked at as much as she loves to look at others. She most likely looks this good when she steps out her door every morning. I love her look. She appears to be carefully put together, but I would bet this outfit or anything else she chooses to wear could be thrown together in a matter of minutes. Fashion is effortless for her, she is fashion.

  221. ELVIA

    February 1, 2010 at 1:36 am

    the style [icon] i aspire to be one day <3

    fave fave! love love! xo.

  222. Amelia

    February 1, 2010 at 1:42 am

    so beautiful, the fur.. i love

  223. Amelia

    February 1, 2010 at 1:47 am

    so beautiful, i love the fur

  224. lauren lanza osias

    February 1, 2010 at 1:54 am

    now that's a look. i love all of the accessories. this chicks got life figured out, huh?

  225. Anonymous

    February 1, 2010 at 4:31 am

    The most stylish australian ever.

  226. Goldmine Trash

    February 1, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Now THERE'S a stylish femme!

  227. Lyle and Scott Clothing

    February 1, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Wonder how much her scarf was

  228. deobaraan23

    February 1, 2010 at 7:00 am

  229. deobaraan23

    February 1, 2010 at 7:00 am


  230. VantagePointVintage

    February 1, 2010 at 9:42 am

    beautiful juxtaposition of past and present, vintage and modern! love it!

  231. Autour de toi

    February 1, 2010 at 10:01 am

    We love the outfit and the photo.


  232. Petey

    February 1, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Love the mix of belle epoch and ipod! Though I could do without that tatty leather bag on her wrist. There's "worn in" and then there's "worn out." This just looks dirty.

    While the fox stole worn belted as a scarf is dramatic, I'd love to see this ensemble without it. I think it would look chicer. As Chanel would have advised, take off an item before you leave the house.

  233. Nan

    February 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    close to perfection

  234. A La Mode

    February 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Wow that hair is perfection!

  235. Austin Macedo

    February 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    she is the definition of chic. she's so rock and roll. love mademoiselle baba.

  236. Anonymous

    February 1, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    reminds me of this character from 'spirited away' :D

  237. jaine

    February 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    that mink is amazing!

  238. Sidney Rhule

    February 2, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    This is really the way to do fur, stylishly elegant, refreshingly refined.It tells us something about her, but only what she wants us to know…… she is warm, she knows how to do colours, even in her choice of bags…..
    she wants to keep something back, but she is daring with her touch of red……

    This woman of 'an uncertain age … is life. x

    Sidney Rhule

  239. Hugo Hase

    February 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    In one word: Perfection!
    And she obviously just bought some other fabulous style item at Lanvin… well done!

  240. Zazie's

    February 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm


  241. John Agee Paris

    February 3, 2010 at 10:02 am

    You know, she should really get some sort of prize for this. She's FABULOUS.

  242. Anonymous

    February 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Très très Chic!!

  243. Jesse F.

    February 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I'll start by saying I know diddly about fashion. I check the photos here from time to time cause I enjoy the suits some fellows wear. I've seen a few here with people wearing fur. Is it real fur I wonder? Is fur becoming popular again? I've seen comments from folks who say they'd wear it. Like I said I don't know about fashion but I do know a bit about trapping. I'm from a smallish town in Eastern Ontario called Bancroft (8-9000 people). An outdoors course I took in school included a portion where you spend a week working with a local trapper (part of obtaining a trapping license). Now I knew some folks in the area still did it. You can't make a living doing it (where does the retail money go I wonder?), but you can get some decent pocket cash. Now I'm no activist or anything. I go deer hunting in the same area just about every fall but let me tell you folks the way these animals die ain't exactly humane and it sure isn't pretty. Aquatic and small mammals fare the best. The way their traps are designed, hopefully the animal’s spine will be snapped when they're caught and they'll die instantly. Aquatic mammals (beavers, otters, muskrat) traps are placed underwater and if they're unlucky they just get caught and eventually drown. Land mammals (foxes, fisher, wolves) are caught in various types of "leg hold" traps. They'll wait (suffer) over night till the trapper comes the next day whence they are shot. Sometimes an animal may chew through its own leg to escape. It will die later of starvation or predation. When we were out on the third day a fox was caught in a trap. The trapper asked if I wanted to shoot it. I'm not particularly squeamish so I said "Ok". Even then, (I doubt very much I could do it now) I had a hard time reconciling the fact that I wasn't killing this animal for meat or a necessary warm coat. I was killing it to become a fashionable accessory. This was mitigated somewhat by the fact that it is kinder to kill the animal at this point than it is to let it go.

    The way I see it, unless you can go out with that trapper and shoot that screaming fox in the head (oh yes, they die in abject terror), then you shouldn't be wearing that fur.

    I can, and I don't.

  244. Anonymous

    February 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Yes, yes, yes, and YES!

  245. yB

    February 4, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Glamorously posh

  246. edgynesss

    February 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    i adore this women's style. Its fearless, and women should give her her respect for beeing out of the usual for a women her age.

  247. Shoelosophy

    February 5, 2010 at 1:54 am

    catherine baba is amazing!!!!!

  248. Vava.Voom

    February 5, 2010 at 4:56 am

    classic.. i love her~

  249. Anonymous

    February 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Whoa!! What can I say!! Retro chic sophistication at its best!!

  250. Ladyfag

    February 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I love The Baba! She is the chicest of the chic!
    Here's a link to an article I wrote about her for Paper Magazine

  251. Anonymous

    February 5, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    la imagen es increible, me gusta mucho esta pagina, saludos =D

  252. Malissa

    February 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm


  253. Saehee

    February 7, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Where did she even get that fur!?
    It's awesome!

    How she utilizes accessories is great (the hat, bracelets, her sunglasses..)

    She is a High Fashion gal!

  254. janey

    February 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    This is gorgeous, she is amazing. It proves that you can do and be whoever you want. I love her gutsy style. HURRAH!

  255. Irma Ortega

    May 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    wearing fur i think, is a big mistake, it's animal cruelty i dont even want to start because i dont want to be rude, but i think we should be more responsable about it,i love fashion but i dont wear animals, its just what i think i dont want to offend…ihope everyone understand

    im from mexico so i hope my english doesn't suck

  256. Anonymous

    April 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Going through your archives (in search of a woman sitting on the ground in red shoes) I came across this woman who could be Anais Nin incarnate. Someone else may have noticed, but I'm too impatient to go through all the comments. Sorry!

  257. Rocky Mantle

    March 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    She has a really good nose.

  258. Meryl

    January 9, 2017 at 4:27 am

    She looks so cool

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