Hmm, I see youngsters in Amsterdam also wearing the same pants. But then even more baggy on the waist and very skinny on the ankles. Must say that I like it and I will try to snap a picture of it this week.
I love your close-up very much. Nice that you pay attention to the details so now and then!
The pants feel unintentionally (yet very intentionally!) east bloc chic, which contrasts nicely with the Tsarist fur effect. Sart, you really did a good job picking a subject who is lovely but not obviously model-esque this time! I’m sure this will please a lot of people. The intensity of her gaze and the grip on the book in her left hand pleases me too. You’ve always been the aesthete’s choice of fashion blog, but now I think you’ve got the thinking man/woman nailed down too (not that the two are mutually exclusive, of course). Thank you for such a thoughtful shot and contribution in general!
While west of Moscow, we enjoy the elaborate boot trend, this young woman wears old-school white velcro on her feet. I love the gray layers with the blue and the white and the Moscow sky. And her face.
Is it Arbat or Kamergersky lane? I praise you not to shoot at the Tverskaya street (in the center) all D&G there… which is bought in some marketplaces… girks there are too glamorous. I'm so glad you came to uor great beautiful city ^)
So brilliant. I’ve never seen someone dress down fur so much. It’s so nice because when you are young it seems that you either need to wear fur to events or just wait until you have gone up in years lol
Have said in the past that I strongly object to the pics with cigarettes. Sart, you know the whole deal with impressionable younger people, cigarettes and fashion. Please think about the impression you make; there is a reason NYC has banned cigarettes in restaurants, etc.
Well, if being honest, it’s a very unusual look for Russians. As for the first, most of the girls here wear high hills. As for the second, not too many wear fur (yet her coat looks very nice). As someone above has mentioned already, I would think she was a student from Europe. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the outfit, of course. Just, as I said, something out of the ordinary. I understand though, this blog is not about comparing and contrasting people from different countries, and just about style that is equal all over the world.
sart, great shot. surprised and delighted yet one more time at the subtlety of your eye. i am russian living in usa but i am always stunned at the westerners’ prejudice about what should come out russia style wise. russians are very much invested into looking good and they do look good, especially in big cities. they do love to play with clothing whether it involves something expensive or grandma’s ol’ stole in this case. this is russian thinking woman chic. all mixed up in an anti-glamor concoction. i know those girls too well, bet you anything she is a literature major with highly dismissive attitude towards fashion as value system. what she wears is more of a ideological statement then styling flourish. see it as such. congrats, you got a strictly local phenomenon in women’s dressing. impressed regular.
Lovely top half and beautiful face. The shapeless trousers don’t do her any favours at all, though, nor do the shoes.
It doesn’t have to be a compromise between style and comfort. If her trousers were slimmer fitting (I’m sure she has the figure for it) and a pair of leather boots on her feet, she would still be warm and comfortable and also look beautiful.
The sneakers are soooo wrong. Never, never right for a city look. (only at the gym or if you are running a marathon.) Everything is null and void because of the sneakers. However, the girl is very cute.
In theory, this look shouldn't work but in practice, it does. I think it's the mix of textures & colours – as well as the high (fur) and low (sweat pants) that make it interesting… Never liked those hi-top velcro trainers though.
she is definitely not russian but i guess it doesn’t matter, right? ;) I love shoes and pants but not both of them together.. om.. sorry I just don’t really think that I love this outfit at all. kinda homeless.. dont you think so?
Looks very Russian. Not so chic, necessarily, not to progressive. It’s more of a necessity I would think, in the cold. But still is fashionable in a sense. I like the detail on the pack of smokes, too.
Wait – am I missing something here? What’s cool about it? That she threw on her mink before running out to get a pack of cigs? I’m willing to bet that the girl was pulling an all-nighter studying for an exam… I do agree tho that it’s not the “usual” Moscow look that you’d expect. ~jm
wooohoo…….I totally agree with Severine N, the american autopilot nix the fags comments are so tedious and predictable……I am going to say something about the shot but I just want to say that recently I was in a taxi queue at gare du nord enjoying a long-awaited cigarette when I heard a little American boy-voice, ‘cute’ commercial kind…..shouting in absolute horror “mommy! Look! She’s smoking” Mommy didn’t rebuke him for being somewhat rude, but replied soothingly “i know honey, some people do this in France……….I love the shot the mix of fur and trainers/sweats is cool and she looks way confident with her look……not at all like she popped out in whatever to pick up the cigs and got caught by Sart. Historically in Russia fur is habitual winter wear…….looks to me like its cold and bleak enough for it.
There are 2 types of russian girls: first is glossy, glamour and very trendy, second who said that they don't care about their style. It is not true. They just want to be like no over, unique. Frankly speaking, this is not my style, but I like that you choose this girl, because people all over the world think that we russians live between bears and ice, wearing only valenki and shapka and Dolce&Gabbana)) We all very different and because of this I love Moscow!
It’s interesting how nobody seems to know if this is a carefully put together look or something she’s messily thrown on to go and buy cigs, and in fact I don’t think it really matters.
You don’t have to be some sort of fashion pro to be on The Sartorialist, she must have just caught his eye and Sart’s translated it into an interesting shot, which isn’t the most exciting but it isn’t bad either.
whether moscow ,india, kabul or greenland…why ‘expect’? it is never always only about the place, but about the individual.. harmonoius contradictions… and the pleated trousers that at first glance seem like sweatpants. love it all! not the shoes so much, but everything else…and the girl is such a natural.
In NYC I hide behind office buildings to smoke. Never been to Moscow, but when in Paris, Marlboro lights are an accessory. Everyone knows where a Tabac is open at 11pm and even if you don’t know the language, everyone knows Marlboro Lights.