Nice colors, but the woman doesn't look good in the zebra print dress in the second picture. It doesn't fit her personality. It would look better on an older woman with huge blond hair and tons of make-up who looks totally tacky! Seriously.
Bright yellow shirt + blue pants. Something to copy just now. But I don't like the puff sleeves…just my opinion, but seem that she doesn't have a neck. With no puff shoulders, would be perfect. LOved the shoes, in particular at the 1st pic. I need to say that I love your work, though it's redundant, I know.
Milan is very much about luxury-style. Those outfits are amazing but they scream thousands of euros! In my opinion it's not so challenging to combine a great look with an almost unlimited budget at disposal. I'm seeking for more REAL streestyle fashion an contrasts: expensive/cheap, modern/vintage, simple/extravagant, etc. That's what inspires me at most and the reason why I love London and NY shots. I would appreciate to see some asian cities too. Any planned trip there Sart?
Both women are wearing great clothing. However in my very humble opinion Anna would benefit from hair in better condition and straight posture. She has the tall,slim figure necessary to pull off her fantastic dresses she just needs to stand up straight like she means it. Viviana looks more naturally chic to me.
to me the spirit/intention of "on the street" is that it is regular people, not fashion people, who are wearing regular people clothes. They are more interesting/inspiring. the same fashion girls… meh.
I know this goes against the grain of the comments, but Anna's look often appears harsh, almost brittle, to me–that quality subtracts from the "fun." I can't attribute this to Sartorialist photos, but must be the equation of her look + my eye.
I'm pretty meh on the clothes except the gorgeous blue suit (which is delicious in terms of shape, colour, and texture), but day-um, I'd commit a crime to get my hands either pair of the shoes in the first photo.
ok. they are powerful, beautyful and so well dressed but.. there's 4 Anna dello Russo's pictures, 3 of Viviana and 2 about Aurora.. i mean.. isn't too much???? i just can imagine after the paris fasion week.. we can do a complete 12 month's calendar about them.
for Joy Mars, You're making a very common mistake – dismissing a photo or a person because you think they are too "fashionista".
Forget the names of these people, forget who they are and forget the labels they wear and just focus on their exquisite sense of proportion, color combinations and how they have each created a unique style for themselves.
Viv is a color genius, Aurora is about sleek chic and Anna is all about drama! if you focus on that instead of making excuses for why not to like it then you might learn something from these modern style icons.
Mr S – Joy Mars is not making a "very common mistake". Once you start doing repeat photos and postings of the same non-fashion industry person, then we could perhaps have that debate. You know this anyway; it's fine, but we shouldn't pretend that it's just another person, just another photograph. In addition, and with all due respect, this woman's personal style seems to consist of nothing more than wearing whatever happens to be most on trend on a particular day. If ever there was an example of the clothes wearing the wearer, surely this is it.
…….Both of them look fantastic….and while I'm sure these are expensive items I'm also sure that the yellow blouse, blue pants and shoes are reproducable if you look as good as Viviana…..in fact I've seem many pics here on the streets of NYC of girls looking just as good….and btw I like the mix of high fashion icons and everyday folks….keep up the good work
I'm okay with puffy shoulders but that modified leopard print number makes it look like the wearer is either shrugging up her shoulders or jutting out her neck (or both!). The modified print is great but the silhouette created by the piece looks unnatural and uncomfortable.
Mr S, I appreciate your response (and also your posting my comment). I respectfully disagree that I'm over-simplifying. The pants point is a bit of a red herring I'm afraid. I'm pretty sure I've seen 5 pictures of her wearing Balmain jackets, but I'm not sure that massive-shouldered, nipped-waisted blazers would have formed a material part of her wardrobe before Mr Decarnain got started with it. I didn't say she followed every trend; just the "hottest" ones. That said, it's entirely possible that that sort of look was a natural evolution from her personal style at the time; this is perhaps your point.
What beautiful smiles and pins they have!.. I prefer by far the colors and proportions, as Scott has outlined, here in the second photograph, but I'd keep any harsh criticisms for addressing my own wardrobe woes, if and when I may have them.. They're quite gorgeous women, it saddens me to see envy and aggression when indeed they are simply living and breathing fashion. That is all.
I like Anna's outfit in the first and Viviana's in the second pic. But I, too, wonder whether the Sartorialist only ever shoots fashion industry people or also random (well-dressed) people of the street.
Scott, I definitely understand your reason for taking and posting these photos. Even a fashion moron like myself can learn things if we view them in that light. For example, I can identify with "Viv's" color sense and use it for myself.
However (you knew that was coming, right?), this is a public forum, and you allow the public to post, so you have to expect the negative or dissenting views. Then you have to decide whether to explain to people how they have missed your point, but neither opinion is wrong (as long as the criticisms aren't personal insults).
The comments on ADR's hair and posture are also relevant in light of the styles. For example, although she has a perfect body, great legs, etc, the big sleeves accentuate the poor alignment of her upper body. So the average woman would want to avoid this style unless she had perfect posture.
what i love is that in the first photo, they are both wearing the same shoes and some same accessories as they are in a previous post from a day or two ago. two very different looks and they work so well in each outfit. that's the value of buying something beautiful and versatile.
Johnny. You hit the nail on the head!! I'm sorry just because someone has juts and feels free to put on somthing flash dosn't mean they have style. Yo S. you can screen my comments but you can not screen what I believe….
i love that these girls are so creative and adventurous with their dress and colour combinations – the black and white outfit on Anna is very 'fashion victim' …scary almost…she looks so much softer/real in the other post below wearing the soft sheer black number!
Deal All, I loved this debate. However, as I really know fashion items, I'd like to focus and "destructure" Viviana's outfits. In the first picture, she wears a vintage Yves Saint Laurent with a new pair pair of Miu Miu and in the second one she wears a Clo├ę shirt and Marni pants from the last season. This is just to say that this girl knows very well how to combine items from very very different collections and trends. So as Sart underlined, is all about style (the personal one)!!!