Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On the Street…. Continuing Style, Paris


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  1. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    November 26, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Parisian superiority…..
    Need to go to Paris in December.

  2. suzanne nelson

    November 26, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Love the bottom picture – that is a most fantastic belt especially contrasted with the light weight silk of her dress. Not so sure what’s going on in the top picture, her top and the tassle look interesting but the pants don’t work for me. Maybe this outfit needs to be seen in 3D or as she moves?

  3. Qiwy

    November 26, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I love her look!!

  4. Petulia

    November 26, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful. I love the classic- chic look she has in both pictures

  5. Paul Pincus

    November 26, 2008 at 10:11 am


    i love both portraits.

  6. Alice Olive

    November 26, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Wow, love the first image. Those trousers are wonderful. High-heeled and Katherine Hepburn-esque.

  7. stone

    November 26, 2008 at 10:28 am

    she does the 80′s really well, not overplayed at all. Strong straight ahead. She looks beautiful.

  8. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    November 26, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Even though the outfits vary greatly, there is continuity in the way she wears her clothes: the mid-arm sleeves, the clear waist, the pose, the amount of roominess in her pants, the scarf. To my queer eye, she seems extremely sexy although she is covered up. Jorge from W Palm Beach


    November 26, 2008 at 10:35 am

    ohhh la la
    quelle classe!
    the dress and that beautiful gold belt are just divine.
    i think i’m in love, in a plutonic way….


  10. Dan in Richmond

    November 26, 2008 at 10:51 am

    The proportions here look odd to me, particularly in the top photo. I think the way the sleeves are pushed up to end right at the belt creates an unflattering, or less interesting, line (that’s probably more true in this pose than in motion), the pleated pants with the short legs seem to shorten her own legs (which are in fact long, otherwise it would be even less flattering), the scarf seems out of place and out of scale- all the proportions just look slightly off- TO ME. There’s also a stiffness to the look which I find unappealing. Sorry.

  11. Iheartfashion

    November 26, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Love the navy!
    The gold details on the wide belt are great with the silky dress.

  12. XAVS

    November 26, 2008 at 10:59 am

    She looks glorious in the second picture specially…my god the boots, the belt..and the dress itself, everything is fantastic.
    Great choice!!!!

  13. Vintage Me New You

    November 26, 2008 at 11:06 am

    i like how the golden belt completes the whole outfit,giving the final touch!

  14. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Love the confidence she has in her style!

    It seems to me that often the women who seem most self-assured (in these posts) are not carrying a purse. Often they are holding their phone/blackberry and notebooks in their hands. No bag. I like this (though at times it is impractical) and think it communicates confidence.

    I think we are post the big “it” bag which for too long was used as a stand-in for real style and alas was only fashion.


  15. Fanny

    November 26, 2008 at 11:43 am

    katarina! I LOVE HER!

  16. lux lisbon

    November 26, 2008 at 11:54 am

    What an incredibly stylish lady! Classic and smart, feminine but not saccharine, quirky without cloying ‘look-at-me’ kookiness.

    Her top in the first photo is a fascinating shape, and I’m dying to see more of that tassel…

  17. -h of candid cool

    November 26, 2008 at 11:57 am

    i love the top in the 1st and the texture of her dress in the 2nd. And i just love navy blue in general.

    She looks amazing, elegant

  18. sadia

    November 26, 2008 at 11:58 am

    if only i had it that easy!

  19. jeanne

    November 26, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    ….That Belt, Paris. new title? ha

  20. Wanderlusting

    November 26, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    The belt?

    To die for :)

    And gold and navy look stunning together!

  21. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 26, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    1.picture: Her legs look like miles and miles! they are so gorgeous!!

  22. Dominica

    November 26, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    LOVE her boots in the 2nd pic….In fact, love the complete outfit (except for the belt…)

    First one = picture perfect !

  23. Rita

    November 26, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    The first look is so great and inspiring, I love it!

  24. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm


  25. Anthea

    November 26, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    The first look is amazing! Just wanted you to know..I am giving a presentation with a fellow blogger to our local fashion college about fashion blogging. I will be using your site and a few of your pictures as an example of street style blogging!

  26. queen rich

    November 26, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    The first picture is such a good look. This is THE look of the season. All of my looks this winter will hopefully be as good as this! Those trousers are perfect with those shoes and the scarf just gives it a chic edge. Navy grey and blak are the ones to watch!

  27. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    not only does she dresses well, nice and classy but she is as well a very nice, beautifull person. Katherina hepburn suits her well !


    November 26, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Not my style at all, but I love the belt on the bottom picture!

  29. Mo

    November 26, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Well played. I am all about Minimalism this season. Bon chic bon genre~!

  30. cami falcĂŁo

    November 26, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    i love the colors….the second look is fabulous, awesome boots and great belt.

  31. Jeff

    November 26, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Just love, love, love the second picture the mose!

  32. JĂ©rĂ´me

    November 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm


    the combintation and the way she is wearing it is not perfect.
    The boots to this blue outfit are an absolutly no-go. I would say: Stiletto heels in gold.
    No Scarve, hair open would be better.
    She needs a clutch!

    I LOVE the Shoulderpads on her dress.

    A bientĂ´t,

  33. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    That first one looks like it was taken at the dries show.

  34. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    She looks a little like Juliette Binoche, with her delicate features.
    I had an outfit like the bottom photo, back in 1982. I still have the WonderWoman belt. I even had foam shoulder pads that miraculously melded to my body, allowing me to bulk up the shoulders of clothes that had no built-in pads.
    Are those days back?

  35. Brigadeiro

    November 26, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    A M A Z I N G ! I love both pictures/outfits, and that navy…is just gorgeous!

  36. MJ

    November 26, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    She has such eloquent style.

  37. Stephanie

    November 26, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    1st photo: Elegant! Pleated pants done right- not always easy to pull off, but she does it here. Gray & navy- supremely cool & very current. Love the draping sweater.
    2nd photo: Not crazy about the black boots/dress combo. Those boots look wide & clunky with the silky dress–good idea in theory, but…Maybe suede boots with a stiletto heel & pointed toe would be better.

  38. adelina

    November 26, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    that belt is amazing!

  39. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    great caption SART..


  40. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I love that her boots look lived in. Twelve by Twelve (oddly enough) had a great dress similar to this last year. I bought it, and this photo has inspired me to wear it differently. Merci beaucoup!

  41. Cammila

    November 26, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    That second outfit is remarkably timeless. It would have been chic and wearable even at the height of early 2000′a hip-slinging.

  42. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I love the classic Hepburn pant! When the fashion press declared the pleated, tapered leg ugly and out of style in the 90s, I said, it is not ugly if you have the figure that can wear it! If the wool is superb with drape like this, not the baggy polyester stuff that everyone bought in discount stores. I am so glad I stored my Ralph Lauren trousers while awaiting its return. Enough of flat fronts, lowrise and bellbottoms! (Breathes sigh of relief.)

  43. Remah

    November 26, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Very chic!

  44. Starck Mad

    November 26, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    She looks alarmingly chic in the first shot.
    Just gorgeous. There’s nothing like a strong leather belt.

  45. discobitch!

    November 26, 2008 at 10:42 pm


  46. Tout de Noir

    November 26, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    The bottom picture is just breathtaking! I love how a single, well-chosen accessory truly embellishes an otherwise difficult to enliven ensemble.

  47. Kim

    November 26, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Her silhouette is timeless. Beautiful.

  48. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I really love that her hemline ends below the knee. It’s a refreshing change from all the mini-skirts we’ve seen/

  49. creative cookie

    November 27, 2008 at 2:02 am

    The scarfs give her a refined look. Digging the style.

  50. Diana

    November 27, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Oh no, not this time, it’s too much the late 80ties. Does anybody know this? To dislike deeply the fashion of the time when you were 17 years old? ;-)

  51. flashflash

    November 27, 2008 at 5:51 am

    love her, so amazing!!! if anyone of you wants to see a little about young spanish street style, i´d love you all to visit us!

  52. pixie

    November 27, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Now this I love, both of them. Often the pictures are… a bit too trendy for me (I’m a mature woman) and as much as they may be interesting they are usually too young for me to wear.

    This look is classic and I love it. You can wear it at any age and to me it just looks well put together. I don’t love the sleeves pushed up but thats often how close are worn,,, in a way that works for the wearer… their job, what they were doing prior.

    Anyhow she is lovely.


  53. Hilda

    November 27, 2008 at 7:55 am

    I want those shoes!!!

  54. anna

    November 27, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    ok…that belt in the second pic is AMAZING!!! and i luv the dress.

    the first pic wasn’t as stunning as the first one…but those heels are to die for!

  55. Erin

    November 27, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    I would kill for that belt.

  56. Anonymous

    November 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    She does look elegant in the first picture. Is this a half-tucked sweater? If so, it works well here.

    I would prefer a different colour scarf: perhaps burgundy, like the tassel.

  57. The Comet

    November 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    it is a great shade of blue. sleek yet bundled.

  58. AlessandraMaria

    November 27, 2008 at 2:55 pm

  59. Nemerae

    November 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I love the first one *.*

  60. Anonymous

    November 27, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Hello sartorialstmate,

    I think , both look are a good trial, but some details to improve.
    Belts on both looks are a good point, scarves as well: even if I don’t agree with the thickness of the first look… I would rather wear flowing material kind of Falier Sarti’s mix cachemire silk.
    She’s on the good way for her style.
    I don’t like the tiny chain on the first look.But the association trouders and shoes is awesome.

    Iam a bit perplex for the high boots on the 2nd look… It makes the silhouette heavy. A good option would be the YSL by Pilati’s low boots 3 inch heels.

    Good luck Dearest, you got the style.. try hard

    La Brigade de la mode
    A bientĂ´t

  61. J'Adore Fashion

    November 27, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    lovely pictures, the outfits are so divine!!!

  62. V

    November 27, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I love the trousers on the first pic… I’ve been looking for smt like that this whole autumn! Does anyone know where to find them? thanks thanks thanks

  63. Barbara

    November 27, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    love the men-inspired pants.

  64. Jacinta Montgomery

    November 28, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Love the scarves

  65. Amelie / Ces petits riens parisiens

    November 28, 2008 at 6:06 am

    Wonderful story about you in la Tribune et Moi in France !
    You’re such a star ;-)

  66. Amelie / ces petits riens parisiens

    November 28, 2008 at 6:19 am

    And also dans L’Express Styles… Just Waou !

  67. Informixx

    November 28, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Very nice outfit and projection!

  68. Piper Madison

    November 28, 2008 at 8:27 am

    That blue/purple is delicious!

  69. leah

    November 28, 2008 at 10:20 am

    lovely clothes, but i find move from over-sized it bags to no bag at all a completely rediculous trend

  70. Anonymous

    November 28, 2008 at 11:55 am

    the dress in the second picture.. where is is from? anyone?

  71. Anonymous

    November 28, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Great shots of an elegant young lady; thanks, Mr. Sart.

  72. ellastica

    November 28, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    comfort and style! a killer mix.
    please show more of her!

  73. eleonora

    November 28, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Je dĂ©couvre ton chouette, j’adore le style masculin…

  74. noir artist

    November 28, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Great looks, Has Paris ever been unfashionable?

  75. Risse

    November 28, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Love love LOVE the richness of the fabric, such a lovely color!

  76. Smilla

    November 29, 2008 at 1:19 am

    She looks like she could be Juliette Binoche’s sister, meaning fashion is irrelevant to such beauty. A simpler style would suit her better.

  77. Dennis

    November 29, 2008 at 7:16 am

    In just one word: elegant

  78. Lady Lala

    November 29, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I prefer the second look, the first remembers me to my mother´s style in 90´s. sorry ;)
    but the blue dress is really nice and easywear…

  79. anna

    November 29, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    where are you? i need more photos! :’(

  80. isshogai

    November 29, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    why why why all the girls in paris are not dressed a litle bit
    like her ?

    many time they wear nothing interesting.. franch womens don’t know how to dress them many times..


    kiss from Paris

  81. julie

    November 30, 2008 at 12:39 am

    love that bottom pick – the accessories especially – scarf, belt, boots – and the fabric is so lovely.

  82. Simoun

    November 30, 2008 at 2:35 am

    I like her color combinacion. It’s mute and elegant.

  83. LILLU

    November 30, 2008 at 3:50 am


  84. Danielle

    November 30, 2008 at 7:26 am

    B.E.L.T beautiful enchanting lovely thing.

    Prefer it to be finished with ankle boots or round toe heels those feel to heavy for dress to me.

  85. Ah scarves! You cannot go wrong in them even on a hot sunny day isn’t it? :)

  86. cheap handbags

    November 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    pretty pic ! :)

  87. Dooder City

    November 30, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    i love the pants in the first pic!

  88. Jay_

    November 30, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    She looks very nice in that first picture.

  89. jaime

    November 30, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    LOVE the first look and how the shirt drapes against the pants! so inspiring!

  90. Nicky

    November 30, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Not a great fan of the top outfit, i hate to say it but… it’s quiet boring!

    I love the second outfit thought, how the boldness and heaviness of the belt plays with the lightness of her playsuit.

    Great photographs!

    Nicky X

  91. Anonymous

    November 30, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out how the blue sweater in the top photo works, if it’s longer in back, if it’s all the same length and the front is tucked in…? Either way, it’s beautiful. Gray pleated pants and a navy sweater could look so boringboardroom, or prep school boy, but she makes it look elegant. Stephanie

  92. Vanna

    November 30, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    This woman is fabulous. I want to breathe the same air as her.

    Looks like I’ve missed a lot of great looks lately.

  93. phyllis

    November 30, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    This is the 80′s done right in both photos. The blue dress looks to me to be vintage from that era too (love those raglan shoulder pads.)

  94. rate me, please... thanks

    December 1, 2008 at 12:18 am

    very nice :)

  95. Mandy

    December 1, 2008 at 12:41 am

    I love the gold belt against the rich blue tone in the second picture. I want it.

  96. Moda em Fotos

    December 1, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Great Look, the colors and scarf ar really elegant

  97. candy

    December 1, 2008 at 4:00 am

    the shoes in the first are divine

  98. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 4:30 am

    that belt is amazingggg! and i love love love navy blue.

  99. Gabriela

    December 1, 2008 at 8:11 am

    PIC 2, Does anyone have an idea of where can you get such a great dress???

  100. passion for fashion

    December 1, 2008 at 9:38 am

    She is gorgeous and has real grace, but I would tweak both of these looks.

    The pegged trousers would have worked better with a flat ballet, and a closer fitting top. And those boots are the wrong choice given the weight of the fabric and the skirt length…better with black tights and a snug elegant ankle boot.

  101. Cris

    December 1, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I don’t like them today… although the belt on the second woman is just wonderful!

  102. jds223

    December 1, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Wow…that belt is incredible!!

  103. Lucy

    December 1, 2008 at 11:57 am

    doesn’t navy look fresh compared to too many black clothes?

  104. Marie

    December 1, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    She is soooo chic. And yet, the first outfit bothers me… its the patns. I’m not loving the tapered leg, but it could be just the pose…

    The second outfit is gorgeous – the rich hues of dress, belt and boots are so yummy.

  105. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    First pic: If those pants are coming back in style – yikes! Pleated, tapered pants look good on almost no one.

  106. gregorytoddsmith

    December 2, 2008 at 8:40 am

    The fit of the dress in the second photo is spectacular. It’s draped without looking roman – messy without being sloppy. I love it.

  107. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 8:42 am

    does it get any better than this? effortless in her own style.

  108. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Classic! I love both outfits, especially the first one.

  109. crowsfeet

    December 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Pinch me. Belted trousers that come to the waist – no, wait, that was so good let me say it again – to the waist… and with pleats and a crease and I bet they are wool and I bet they are lined. And just when you think the androgynous story of camel and navy and gray is all going to end with demure flats she punctuates with those pumps. Her journal held together with elastic also warms my heart; here is a woman who still writes things on paper with a pen – not into her blackberry with her thumbs. Her sense of style is wonderful and elegant and understated.

  110. Tahda

    December 2, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    the color of her dress is beautiful and I love how the belt pops.

  111. I like the way she projects her nice outfit!

  112. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    regarding the top photo,
    Pleated, tapered, cuffed?
    3 wrongs do not make a right.
    Haven’t all the fashion gurus preached for the past 10 years against all of these things, and now that some designer as flaunted them down the runway, they are all the rage. they were unflattering a few years ago when they were out fashion and even now that they are back, does not make them any less unflattering.

  113. Sohiny

    December 9, 2008 at 1:10 am

    lovely lovely lovely belt in 2nd photo! i’m drooling.
    she does streamlined and tonal layering impeccably.

  114. Anonymous

    December 23, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Put together flawlessly. The contrast of the gold belt and the navy jumper. Perfect.

  115. Anonymous

    December 27, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Not too bad…she makes this whole new scarf-thing that’s goin’ on work pretty well…and the belt works okay, too.

  116. Emerald Dandy

    December 31, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    beautiful! I love both looks. she looks fantastic!

  117. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 9:16 am

    what was she thinking??? If you want to go back to the terrible 80′s style of “non fashion”….she did a good job.

  118. Anonymous

    February 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Top picture is beautiful. Nothing irritates in the outfit. it looks relaxed and in the same time very intelligent.

  119. AilanthusAltissima

    March 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I like both outfits – very nice The bangs *do* bother me, though – they are making her squint too much.

  120. Anonymous

    April 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    beautiful,chic ¡

  121. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 11:51 am

    She looks utterly fabulous in both shots. Period.

  122. natacha

    March 21, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Love it!

  123. Kathryn

    April 12, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Call me old fashioned, but I think a good wash, cut and blowdry would improve both looks! Love the clothes (especially the dress) but the lack of finishing touches are letting them down.

  124. Martine

    May 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Gorgeous looks. Those grey pants are just amazing. They fit her so perfectly. Love the length and the fit right at her waist. Its so totally classy. She just looks like a lady. Her hair is perfect. Not fussy. Thats the thing about her. Everything about her is natural, uncomplicated and yet luxurious. Amazing style. Its four years later, and her style looks cutting edge.

  125. Dax

    December 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    1th pic.: interesting belt!

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