Tuesday, August 14, 2012

On the Street…..Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan


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  1. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    August 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    the lighting is phenomenal!

    • Melanie

      August 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

      I agree! I like her sunglasses.

  2. Natasha Fatah

    August 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    What a subtle and sexy outfit!
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  3. Elisa

    August 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Beautiful proportions, but the fabric makes me depressed.

    Wandering Minds fashion

    • Jaygo

      August 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      I’m curious, because the fabric is what really appeals to me – some kind of loose weave linen with an easy drape – young and carefree to wear, yet calls to the natural colors and textures of an old city. Why depressing?

      • Lisa O.

        August 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm

        I wonder if fabric was added to the skirt to push the outfit to better cover someone her age? I would not have worn this cheerleading getup in my teens even with a tee underneath. I’ve made mistakes. and personal style is nice & human and not plastic, but, What Not To Wear could be utilized here. just sayin’.

        • Name*

          August 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm

          Maybe open up your mind to the possibilities a bit more then they do on shows such as “what not to wear”. After all, if people did listen to the clintons and timm guns of this world it would be boring, and fashion would never change at all. We would all be wearing mid rise dark wash jeans with a slight flare and a fitted shirt or a knee length wrap dress and fitted jacket. Thats all they seem to understand. their advice is far from good.
          I think there is nothing even a tiny bit cheerleader or young woman in this outfit. the contrary it looks very grown up and interesting.

  4. Danny

    August 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Very nice photo and focus. Is that SJP?

  5. Serdane

    August 14, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Love that dress. But what make this photo more eye catching is maybe the position of her feet. So cute !


  6. Beatrice

    August 14, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Love this! Especially the fabrics! Looks great!


  7. j'ecris

    August 14, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Very evocative photo. The young woman, standing solemnly at front and center, looks like The Gatekeeper into a pastel dream world.

  8. Simbarashe

    August 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

    She’s fit and she looks heavenly. This is a nice shot, it’s good to see you getting back to what you do best.

  9. modelovers

    August 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Her sunnies are fabulous! http://www.modelovers.com

  10. Daisy Nguyen

    August 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

    LOVE this! New yorkers!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:


    August 14, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Love her outfit


  12. Phuket Photo Blog

    August 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

    She got style.

  13. nyrha

    August 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

  14. Carla

    August 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

  15. Highland Fashionista

    August 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

    This is something that I would walk right past if I saw it hanging on the rail in the shop, yet it really works on. Who knew? She must have a really good eye. Lovely.

  16. Lauren@Styleseer

    August 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Her skirt and cropped top set is adorable. Love the styling with the white clutch and loafers. The blown out background is pretty cool, too.

  17. Elgin

    August 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Her fashion is her confidence. love it…

  18. Edward Torres

    August 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

    So Nice

  19. The Guilty Hyena

    August 14, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Delightful fabric, tasty detailing on the hem !

    ▲▲ HYENA

  20. Susana

    August 14, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Fantastic! The lighting and background are amazing, but I really like that she is wearing loafers with such a feminine outfit. It’s a great play on contrasts! The glasses give the whole thing a kooky and modern spin. Really, really great!


  21. Bonton

    August 14, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Very cute. Nice to see a Milanese with meat on her bones. Canadian JOE sold identical loafers two seasons ago. I just scored a pair on liquidation in black for under $10!!

  22. Très Awesome

    August 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

    FABULOUS. Love the background.

    Très Awesome – Chicago Street Style

  23. Samira

    August 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I only like her shoes

  24. Liz

    August 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

    love this! Check out my blog!


  25. Stills

    August 14, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Amazing outfit!


  26. monkeyshines

    August 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

    adorable ensemble!


  27. Irene

    August 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

    wow super cool !!!!


  28. Alessandra

    August 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

  29. The Fancy Teacup

    August 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

    The perfectly chic, two piece!


  30. Anna Louisa

    August 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

    cool! such surprising fabric for that cut.


  31. Lucia

    August 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I like her shoes and her hair and her shades. The dress looks terrible. It only goes somehow on her as she is a very beautiful slim woman. Put this on someone ordinary looking and it would look like a bag lady. This looks like something you’ve made on 3rd grade in elementary school. Even worse than the skinny italian lady in her cut offs earlier.

    • crossing sweeper

      August 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      I really agree. I don’t think I can remember an outfit on Sartorialist that I have found as ugly as this one. I hate the cut off top and the unflattering stretch of midriff breaking up the line of her figure – the pushed up cleavage is unsubtle, the shoes are clumpy. Imagine that this outfit h was not posed and beautifully lit but walking towards you – I think most people would agree that it’s pretty unflattering.

      • Ines

        August 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

        agreed. it’s horrible. even on her as “a slim woman”

      • Isabelle

        August 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        Agree for the most part – that “push-up” cleavage is the first thing that I saw. It is awful.

        I would love the look (with a normal bra) if it was a one-piece dress. I am partial to linen or similar textures !

        • Martine

          August 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

          I happen to absolutely adore the whole high waist to hide the belly button with a crooed matching top like this outfit, and I am glad to see it more and more often. I think its very sexy, and very demure. As for the cleavage, absolutely nothing disgusting about that. I imagine it just depends on your opinion. Many people obviously find it fashionable and pretty. Notice the many favorable posts.
          Of course some people will not like it. But thats true of anything.

    • Fernando

      August 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Muy de acuerdo!

  32. Just an Observation

    August 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

    What a great combination and like someone else said here, subtle-sexy!

  33. Tonia

    August 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Beautiful lighting – she looks as though she just stepped out of a dream world. Stunning photo. Love her sunnies too.

  34. ttea

    August 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

    What amazing light quality coming from behind her. It’s like she’s a fashion angel. I’m not so sure about the whole outfit together, but the skirt I like. Great picture.


  35. Nomadic D

    August 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Love this look! Never woulda thought, but she looks damn good!


  36. Xana Athens

    August 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I would like to see her with another pair of shoes…

  37. Littlelulu

    August 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I love the cropped top with the midi skirt..

  38. Laura

    August 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Beautiful photo! Love her outfit!


  39. Monsieur Marcel

    August 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Love those awesome white loafers ( apparently, flipflops are not a Milanese reality).

  40. Thomas

    August 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous shot! The lighting, the framing, everything!


  41. YQS

    August 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    The lighting is amazing, but not a fan of this outfit..The cropped top does not work. The proportions are awkward and the shape of the skirt is unflattering.

  42. Rhoda Wong

    August 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    i am loving the separates so much!


  43. Gianna

    August 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    WAUW! this is one of THE most beautiful picture i’ve ever seen..
    I love what she is wearing and what she looks like.

  44. Doni Brown

    August 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I love the detailing in the skirt!


  45. Matilda

    August 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I like almost everything about this photo–the lighting, her posture, hair, sunglasses, but the ensemble doesn’t work for me. Too acid washy? Don’t like the cut of the top and the midriff exposure.

  46. LOZEN

    August 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm


  47. Mira

    August 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    She looks beautiful and stylish but the shoes don´t match
    with the outfit :D

  48. Sevan

    August 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I like the grey and white together and also the fabric that seems to be linen. I love the loafers and clutch, 2 accessories I wore so much a long time ago that I could still wear today as they are classics.
    As for the outfit, only a young woman could (and should) wear it.
    I like the bustling and blurry background. It makes me think of a movie set.

  49. style-xyz

    August 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    chic, sexy, totally adore her look!

  50. Evlayn

    August 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Now THAT is the way to wear a crop top. Of course you have to have a mile of midriff to do it, but it’s not for everyone. Love the linen – and the attitude.

  51. Desiree

    August 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Beautiful picture with the beautiful girl in the beautiful outfit! Cute glasses, I wish I’ve got one! ^^


  52. Becky Bedbug

    August 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    What an interesting outfit. I’m not sure where I stand on it. The fabric is a mystery to me too. Is it linen? Denim?


  53. Dan

    August 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    She is beautiful.

  54. Eva

    August 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Beautiful photo and what a cool ensemble. The fabric and shape is so original! Love it!


  55. Michael

    August 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    A very nice photo. She hits all the right buttons.

  56. Jennifer

    August 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Love this!

    xo Jennifer


  57. Tomek from Radical Eyewear

    August 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    natural, elegant, light, sunny, great summer look.

  58. elaine trouard

    August 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    EARTH ANGEL! Lighting is fantastic. Her stance and casual shoes make her look grounded.

  59. Gerry

    August 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    i love this picture. The sunglasses remind me of “Almost Famous”.

  60. Patricia

    August 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I love her white moccasins.. very Fratelli Rossetti ?

  61. Kat

    August 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Haut!!! I thought she was wearing a belt, but that is her skin! She is beautiful!

  62. MaricruzLA

    August 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    She looks very sexy but in unusual way like that it’s not the usual outfit that you would imagine like a sexy one! and the light it’s awesome!


  63. Katy

    August 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    That fabric could be silk. Matka or tussah is made using raw silk and gives the appearance of linen whilst having more drape to it and creases drop out as opposed to having to iron them. Has a nice lustre to it too

  64. Sofia - WinterStays

    August 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    There is nothing I like about this style, apart from her hairstyle, which isn’t really anything special.

  65. Stephanie

    August 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I’m kind of confused by this look. I keep on examining it. I sort of like it and I sort of don’t, but I have a feeling that that has more to do with the atmosphere of the photo. I do like the shoes and the clutch, and the fabric I find intriguing. I think it’s the push-up cleavage that is bothering me – without that this would be pretty (the cleavage veers it surprisingly into poor taste). I’m not crazy about the midriff thing either, but I could live with that if the fit were a bit more elegant above.

    • Stephanie

      August 15, 2012 at 8:07 am

      Oops – I meant that the part I like is the lovely photo/atmosphere of the photo!

  66. Alice

    August 15, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Wow! It does look really cool! Sure this outfit won’t work on most women, just because has a awkward shape, and on top of that is cropped, but on her looks so great! I actually thought at first she was wearing a belt!

  67. Denis

    August 15, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Very nice

    Do you know the brand of her clothing ?

  68. Denis

    August 15, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Very nice
    Do you know the brand of her clothing ?

  69. Johnny

    August 15, 2012 at 4:00 am

    She looks stunning! Doesn’t she?

  70. WhiteCloset

    August 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

    light is great! :)


  71. B.

    August 15, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I can’t really say I like this look, but the photo itself is great !


  72. antique engagement rings

    August 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

    A great summer look!

  73. t

    August 15, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I don’t need to dissect this lovely woman. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful triangular shape made by her sunglasses, nose and lips. That to me is the mesmerising attraction of this one – am I just weird?

  74. Leoraul

    August 15, 2012 at 7:38 am

    “She owns it.”

  75. Susie

    August 15, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Gorgeous – love how she’s got a bare midriff, but her skirt is to the knee.

    Sea and Swank

  76. clotheswhorse

    August 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    She is perfection.
    I so enjoy the way everything else disappears into the background in your shot, like it would if you saw her walk by…

  77. Name*

    August 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    i love the photo

    california personal style blog

  78. Christina

    August 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I’m loving this look with a matching bandeau and high-waisted skirt- it’s like a feminine, lady-like dress with a little surprise cut out in the middle!

    Christina, bohemianwild.blogspot.com

    • Fernando

      August 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      I think she looks like she took the living-room courtains and made this outfit to look like her cheer-leader daughter? The push-up bra makes her look cheap, either.
      She’s cute, elegant herself, but this skirt and top is a bad choice.

      • Martine

        August 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm

        I think it makes absolutely no difference if she DID take the living room curtains. All that matters is that it looks wonderful.

  79. Eve

    August 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I normally hate a wrapped-up-in-denim look, but this one is alright because of the color and/or style of shoes, clutch, glasses, and hair. If I would see that top and skirt on a rack, I would definitely set them on fire and dance around their burning state. Overall, it is a very casual outfit and I don’t think it necessary suits her age. Nevertheless, somehow she made it work. It is giving a ‘summer weekend in Europe’ vibe which is relaxing.

  80. Martine

    August 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I absolutely love how lady like this look is. Its so very fifties and coy, but it shows a bit of stomach. Its just wonderful to see. I bought a similar outfit, and I wore it out once. Everyone loved it! The problem is now if I wear it again, everyone will have remembered it from before. But the whole two piece dress thing just works so perfectly.

  81. Lor

    August 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I have to admit you have a real talent for photography… an artist’s eye!

  82. Lydia Umlauf

    August 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

    i was that random girl who ran up to you after you took this picture saying i go to IU. so great to actually see you in Milan and a huge pleasure to meet you!

  83. LA

    August 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Bleh. Burlap barbarian-ess. Thick fabric and weirdly proportioned. Like a bad Barbie doll costume.

  84. Oscar

    August 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Superheroine in disguise.

  85. Clara

    August 27, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I love the cropped top and high waist skirt combo!

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