Friday, April 30, 2010

On the Street……High School Hooky, Sydney


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  1. Style Scanner

    April 30, 2010 at 5:45 am

    What a civilised way to play hooky!

  2. Nakkiah

    April 30, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Ha. I used to skip school and go to kawaii. The red scarf as a turban kills me.

  3. I'm a mean street kid.

    April 30, 2010 at 5:50 am

    haha they both have matching smirks

  4. ines

    April 30, 2010 at 5:51 am

    I love all the hints of red and brown (mashed with black) in this picture!
    The red headscarf to patent black leather gloves…
    Red hair, pale skin, freckles… to red scarf!
    And both gals are wearing faux fur! :)
    classy <3

  5. saba

    April 30, 2010 at 5:52 am

    bloody oath, these pics are makin me I miss syd even more.. back at kingsford smith soon babes soon

  6. Henri

    April 30, 2010 at 5:54 am

    I really love the red hair and the red scarf. She looks really hot!

  7. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Interestingly, they calling it "wagging" over here in Aus. They are indeed looking great….too cool for school!

  8. Georgina

    April 30, 2010 at 6:01 am

    I love these colors! :D

  9. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 6:05 am

    that looks a lot like my favourite cafe on crown street, surry hills..they have the best coconut cake and the coolest crowd

  10. grumpy

    April 30, 2010 at 6:16 am

    I think I like the edging of the table most.

  11. djaniquinn

    April 30, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Too cool for school ;)

  12. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 6:30 am

    australians, beautiful…… i think you should come to new zealand even more beauties.


    April 30, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I love the naturalness of this photo…you are great

  14. Anna

    April 30, 2010 at 6:38 am

    So trendy… withe skin, red accesories.

  15. Lo

    April 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

    I love the turban it kills me.

  16. Rachelle

    April 30, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Lovely, Sart, tho I never dressed this way in high school! Haha. :)

  17. SarahPeslar

    April 30, 2010 at 6:58 am

    coffee , fur, and fashion = a glamorous way to skip school!

  18. saradowle

    April 30, 2010 at 7:06 am

    These two are so ecclectic!

  19. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

    black & red:black hair and red scarf or hat/red hair with black hat…and this deathly pale beauty


    April 30, 2010 at 7:46 am

    woow ! the redhead girl ! good stilo….


  21. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Mali cafe Crown St?

  22. Ruth

    April 30, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Fabulous! Makes me want to dress up and play hooky today too!

  23. Willa

    April 30, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I LOVE these two. Skipping school not to smoke on corners but to have a fabulously stylish cup of tea. Adore the fur, the vintage scarf on the red head, the brunette's lipstick, and both of their inspired headwear!

  24. Visual by Eveline L.

    April 30, 2010 at 8:23 am

    they're both stunning, but the red haired girl just looks exactly how i always wanted to look. good to know that there are people like that out there.
    thank you for posting this and making this already very nice day even better

  25. Laguna Beach Trad

    April 30, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Adorable!! Two schoolgirls having a tea party. Both of these girls are quite beautiful, but for some reason I am drawn to the one on the right… Fantastic photo, Sart.

  26. Love Bizarre

    April 30, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Part of being a teenager is trying to pull off a look and just not getting it right.
    Experimenting is the fun part and as people get older, sadly they lose this. I hope these girls never do!

  27. Betty Gaeta

    April 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Beautiful red hair!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  28. Marine

    April 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

    these girls are super stylish. I like the kind of gipsie/hobo/hippie/hype style the red haired girl is wearing (BTW, love her hair!)
    The hat and scarf totaly make a statement and give her a unique style.
    Marine / another fucking fashionista

  29. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I love the saturated reds against the rich dark textures. Were they really high schoolers playing hooky? I wonder if they usually wear this offbeat dramatic style, or if it was a special teatime dress-up. I wouldn't have had the courage as a teen to go about like this regularly, but as a fun outing with a trusted friend, sure!

  30. Dana

    April 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Why is my favorite part of this picture the adorable table they are sitting at? ha

  31. Susan

    April 30, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I wish I had had just an nth of these girl's style when I was in high school. or now even!

    another fabulous shot, bravo!

  32. The Photodiarist

    April 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Very pretty. I love all of the hues and textures in this photo.

  33. Caddy

    April 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

    WOW!! I sure didn't dress like this when I was in high school.

    Love the look of both girls from the head scarf, hair cut, lipstick, shaggy black coat of one to the hat scarf and coat of the other. :)

  34. Just me and my bon genre!

    April 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

    love the bear arms and fur on the ladies..seems that they have specially chosen their outerwear to match their hair colour.. hmm.. good coffee break outfit :)

  35. Scott Frankum

    April 30, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Boy George (R) is on a date with Kiki Dee (L).

  36. Daisy O'

    April 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Wow! I love the red contrasts.

  37. mabelmabel

    April 30, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Cute would-be sophisticates. Their self-consciousness is endearing. I'm guessing/hoping that today is the first time they've ever played hooky, and that they just want to know what it feels like so that they can return to school with some great material for poems and maybe songs for acoustic guitar.

  38. The Sluice Box

    April 30, 2010 at 10:29 am

    There's something painterly about the color and composition of this image. I can't put my finger on it, but I'm reminded of something from Manet or Degas.

  39. Recording

    April 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Don't worry…now they'll never find out!

  40. john benjamin pritchett

    April 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Oh to be in high school again…at least with these two! I'm older and def don't want to perv but I'd love to hang out with these two! Great looks and color!!

  41. KyleCuviello

    April 30, 2010 at 10:48 am

    is it that cold in sydney now to be dressed like that? looks good tho

  42. GUGA

    April 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

    That brings a little fantasy… to our daily dull life……i wish i could see more of these….to me thats a basic nice look….

  43. Nadine2point0

    April 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

    This could be a scene from another period. They looked so relaxed, like they do this every week! Beautiful girls, truly.


    April 30, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Beautiful! Finally a redhead. I am loving all the turbans and scarves too. x

  45. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

    They're the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid of the Aussie high school set. I'd give a fortune for the creamy skin and the self-confidence. Carry on ladies!

  46. EmmaK

    April 30, 2010 at 11:54 am

    what totally awesome young ladies

  47. fasholution

    April 30, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I love this…So reminds me of Denise on the Cosby show! Effortless…

  48. Andrea

    April 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

    This is it! simply magic (i'm trying to imagine the lives they must have… drinking tea elegantly and being bohemian noblesse)

  49. Deana

    April 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Now I can see why I sell so much vintage clothes to Australia!

  50. WANI!

    April 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    So cool! They remind me of Gossip Girl. Maybe AU version! hahahaha.

  51. Copious Couture

    April 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Such beautiful ladies!!!


  52. Kérj tanácsot

    April 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    In both cases it's the fur collar matching their hair – this is the thing here! Not only the colour but also the texture. This is what makes their look so special. Headpieces and coolness, radiant red accessories also add to it, I admit. But it's mainly the tipped black hair with matching tipped black fur, and soft red hair+soft fur in reddish-brown colour… Great!

  53. Prutha

    April 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    love the girl on the lefts hair and turban!! she beautiful!!! like the smile of the one on the right

  54. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I love these looks, slightly boho, slightly rock and roll. These are just great!

  55. taryn smith

    April 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    These girls are in High School?!
    I suddenly feel so old and unhip!
    They're terrific!

    ~taryn xx

  56. the nickel fit

    April 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    black & brown. you think the trend would have died by now. but i still love.

  57. JV

    April 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Wow, those girls are amazingly stylish and unique. Don't think I've seen anything like their looks on these pages. Great stuff.

  58. Ganymede Girl

    April 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Wow these are high school girls? They have great styling sense for being so young, wish I had taste this good when I was in high school!

  59. Visual by Eveline L.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    ok i already commented on this post but those girls just get me so excited. they look exatly how i want to look! both of them. that london/melbourne meets paris…?
    ahhh im just blown away

  60. Grace in CO

    April 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    What a funny and adorable photo! They look like they are playing dress up with their grandmothers' most fabulous things.

  61. Hari

    April 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    They're so cool !! :)


  62. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Totally Crown Street for that end of the strip. Anyone from that part of town knows which cafe that is – but I'm not going to drop the K bomb and spoil it for the locals LOL

    Pump up the reds a bit, Sart?? The scarf and the turban are popping more than I'd have thought realistic in that light.

  63. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I really like Aussie style. Very sassy.

  64. Ours Poetica

    April 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    If my friends dressed like this my life would be a much better place.

  65. Rose

    April 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    These ladies are wonderful! I want to know them, or hang out and join in the hooky. Great subject.

  66. foxy jo

    April 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE… but am appreciative of my awkward phase in highschool

  67. esther

    April 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    i can hardly believe this is actually real! it's too perfect. i mean, the leather gloves?! seriously, i love that there are people out there like this. and kind of wish i were one of them.

  68. Rachel Lynne

    April 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I love her red turban and of course playing hooky! Great shot!


  69. AnastasiaC

    April 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    how fun! we used play hooky from school too …we'd head into the trendy city to be part of 'real' life!
    never dressed up so much though…I do hope their teachers arent readers of your blog!!

  70. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    i don't get it. i've been underwhelmed by every Australian photo, now and from last year. i went to australia recently and thought, what a bore…

  71. Daphne

    April 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    One of my favorites ever. Amazing photo. I want to jump into it and roll around in the colours.

  72. Madeleine

    April 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Reminds me a little, inevitably, of that film *Heavenly Creatures*… and of being 16, and feeling like anything–absolutely anything–was possible. Imagine how exciting it was for them getting dressed! The giggling in front of mirrors, the slight teetering on their heels (what are their shoes like?), the smell of vintage clothing…

  73. Mal atendida

    April 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    What a great blog. Love all these photographs! Best wishes, go on this project.

  74. Eva Basford

    April 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I like this, especially the red scarf, so beautiful!
    Good old Sydney, wonder which street it was on?

  75. Matheus

    April 30, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    nice smiles

  76. NotYourAverageCanadianGal

    April 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    That hair…

  77. The Notorious Shoulder Pad

    April 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    So incredibly beautiful. The red hair is gorgeous

  78. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    too cool for school.
    but looks good!

  79. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    too cool for school.
    but looks nice!"

  80. princess glee

    April 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    My how things have changed. Imagine getting busted for playing hooky 'cause your pic showed up on the net.

  81. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    How wonderfully brave…both playing hookey and dressing so fabulously while doing it! Love the scarf and the monkey fur jacket!

  82. kukla

    April 30, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Obviously I like the girl on the left even thou the girl on the right is so beautiful just got a litttle lost in all those statements. Edit, girls, edit!

  83. battlingthedinosaurs

    April 30, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    how beautiful they look!

  84. Mayweather

    April 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Great colors. I love it too!

  85. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Well, I never thought i'd see someone I know on this site…

  86. KohCo

    May 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Just absolutely sublime.
    I'm loving the 70s bohemian rock vibe of all these pictures. You're not stopping by Melbourne by any chance are you? (Fingers and toes being majorly majorly crossed)

    My friend and I are beyond major fans and have been desperately trying (and missing) to track you and Garance down on your pitstops Down Under :)

  87. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 12:35 am

    the purple lipstick!

  88. Robyn

    May 1, 2010 at 1:24 am

    The girl on the right has such a charming little smirk on her face. I really love that her face isn't adorned with much makeup, but she has such a powerful image to begin with that she doesn't need it.


  89. Boggart

    May 1, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I hope we can also dress up this way here in the Philippines

  90. Kate Rose

    May 1, 2010 at 1:43 am

    heehee, nice contrast between their ragamuffin look and the delicate teacups.

  91. Noddy

    May 1, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I love how the wispy ends of her hair that peeps out of her turban match the wispy ends of her fur coat! But I live in sydney and I've never seen anyone jig school with such style and class!

  92. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 3:46 am

    to the comment three or so above mine, i know them too, they go to my school and it is nice to see them on here, but… it takes some of the mystery away, the ability to draw your own conclusions and to make up your own story behind their lives when you already know theirs.

    but, yes, they are always like that, and yes, i envy them immensely.

  93. SabinePsynopsis

    May 1, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Love her Irish looks. Go Redheads!

  94. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 4:07 am

    i love you in australia! come back and visit us soon

  95. Hannah

    May 1, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I absolutely wish I was the girl on the right.

  96. luce

    May 1, 2010 at 5:10 am

    this is just so perfect

  97. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Goodness these young women are carbon copies of the Brighton art school girls of 30 plus years ago. I guess that say a lot for the timelessness of boho chic.

  98. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 6:48 am

    C'mon, that's just rich kids dressing up. Nothing too interesting. What are the West African, the Pacific Islanders, the feisty Islamic girls wearing? That's where you will find someone who really knocks your socks off in a vast and dynamic town like Sydney.

  99. agirlastyle

    May 1, 2010 at 7:20 am

    I love the girl on the left with the fur and turban and cup of tea.

    Miss B xx

  100. L・M・

    May 1, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Love this…
    Especially the redhead. Scarf and hat!

  101. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I have to be honest here. Mr Sartorialist takes alright photos but they're not Degas…

  102. East Cape Beach House

    May 1, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Amazing shot!!!

  103. Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka

    May 1, 2010 at 9:01 am

    lovely outfits!

  104. ElodieVeryPetit

    May 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

    nice faces !

  105. birdandholly

    May 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Two trendy smirk-ers looking good!

    Love x

  106. The Duchess of Amboy

    May 1, 2010 at 9:57 am

    My best friend and I used to play hooky a little too often. But we were really such good kids, we practically did cut school just to have tea! We would go to the public library or back to my house to choreograph ballet! Ha!

  107. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 10:35 am

    They're not drinking tea, they're drinking cappucino. They just have tea posture and expressions.

  108. Rachel

    May 1, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I really like how this picture has a lovely contrast. Strong on the left and soft on the right! But their both really original in their tastes. Love their beautiful gazes too, their eyes are statements :)

  109. Sophia

    May 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

    oh that beautiful red hair! I do love a redhead. It's funny how color coordinated they are too… I really enjoy your photos of friends or couples to see how their looks play off one another's. Another lovely shot :)

  110. abataba

    May 1, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Amazing!!! ;)

  111. rementor

    May 1, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Did not even know how styling people were in Sydney… It is a great pic, they look like having a good time. And, I loved the red head girl, beautiful one!

  112. Pamela

    May 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    The woman's red turban paired with the feather cape reminds me of the musical Chicago.

  113. Sarah

    May 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful photograph, I'd love to draw that.

  114. Marika

    May 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    love the read head – she is so interesting

    and check out my new project – Story of my Clothes

  115. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    They are super-fab (and the photo itself is wonderful, too). They're living reminders of why the elements of style matter–we can create, and re-create, ourselves, at least visually, by ruffling through the closet. And for many of us, playing with style is or was a crucial first step in becoming the people we wanted to be–we could actually SEE ourselves in a new light. Since clothes can be changed and makeup washed off, we could safely take that self for a "test drive" by going out–perhaps for a cup of tea in a cool cafe. :) And, over time, we could build the courage to make that self an ongoing reality.

    Though I hope they don't ditch too much school–being smart and well-read makes on even more fabulous…

  116. gih

    May 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    That's a stunning look. So gorgeous both of them.

  117. Magsli

    May 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    So many clashing reds in this picture but boy do they work.

  118. Tiara

    May 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I've been seeing turbans everywhere. It must be because of that Paris Vogue editorial. You know the one with Freja Beha and Lara Stone. The one with Daria Werbowy on the cover in that Prada chandelier dress. Was that Jan., Feb. or March, maybe?

    Lovely, lovely photo. And what a stylish way to play hooky.

  119. Stephen

    May 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Nice texture there on the left. PVC(?) gloves with that delicious, wispy top.

    Red scarf on the right is so nice, too.


  120. notsurebut

    May 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    fantastic red hair it's time this had a moment and the time is now love this colouring.

  121. sonya

    May 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    it looks as if the girls dressed to compliment each other's outfit :D

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  123. Wolf

    May 1, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    To the girl with the rosy hair, that delightful hat you have perched on your head…did you by chance find that at Chingalings?- or Gaslight? or Lo bar?- or Oxford Arts- or simply on the bustle of the nights streets of Surry Hills perhaps last weekend? I seem to have misplaced mine in the confusion of the said nights events. Should it be mine, and should you wish to return it, I will be at Kawa everyday at 4 15 to 4 30 awaiting our encounter. Please note, a warm reward will be offered for your lovely compliance.

    Thank you,

  124. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    for me the girl on the right seems like she's drowning in the clothes, it's a great outfit, but her face kind of fades away.

  125. $5 Basics

    May 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    i love a redhead who is brave enough to wear red. love the textures on both girls and the leather gloves…terrific!

  126. Amanda-TrainwreckMagazine

    May 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    The word eclectic is over used but it describes these girls' look perfectly. Love it

  127. vader

    May 1, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    they look regal.
    + i have an immense fascination with rangas(what we call redheads)
    and shes insanely hot :)

  128. eleanor

    May 2, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I wish I looked as good as that when I skipped class, hah!

  129. prettykittypublishing

    May 2, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Love these buddy pics!

  130. Amber

    May 2, 2010 at 3:57 am

    They look beautifully autumnal.

  131. andrea nina

    May 2, 2010 at 4:47 am

    cool kids. x

  132. Berta

    May 2, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I adore both!!! they look sooo cute!! =)! great outfit! xoxo

  133. Diogo Torres

    May 2, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Love everything about this.

    The red hair. The hat. The furs. The strong lipstick…

  134. the ugly duckling

    May 2, 2010 at 8:32 am

    What a great blog. Love all these photographs! B

  135. Ana Nósseis

    May 2, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I love how the red hair girl has a pretty scarf and a fur jacket with nice tights… all very stylish going together…
    Love the moment you captured…

  136. cF.

    May 2, 2010 at 9:24 am

    They are great !

  137. plath

    May 2, 2010 at 9:24 am

    They both look pretty sophisticated, although the girl with the turban is looking like she's trying too hard. I still love her outfit. The redhaired girl is another story. I think she's got the right attitude, she seems pretty laidback and I love how the red scarf around her neck clashes with her hair and her skin tone. I still hope to get my photo taken by you some time in the future :)

  138. Kerry

    May 2, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I love the girl with the red hair's style…that's pretty much exactly how I've always wanted to look, except she pulls it off beautifully and I've never had the guts to try.
    I wish I was friends with these two!

  139. Anonymous

    May 2, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Having had the chance to know them personally through school, I can confidently say that they really are lovely girls. You can only judge what you see, so spare any criticism please. They are wonderful, daring, beautiful girls, and I'm ecstatic that they're receiving the recognition they deserve for their great taste ?

  140. Blanca

    May 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm

  141. Anonymous

    May 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    They both look so wicked in this.
    Their expressions are so cool and devious. Perfect contrast from their playful clothes. Also love the red hair!

  142. i.c. blogspot

    May 2, 2010 at 2:39 pm


  143. Anonymous

    May 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    like a sarcastic Renoir

  144. Mo

    May 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    They've got great style, and their fashion sense is far beyond their age. A bit on the mature side though, I wouldn't have known that they were teenagers.

  145. Isabelle

    May 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I love the lip colour on the left!

  146. Dandara

    May 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    rocky ginger and rouge

  147. Happy Energy

    May 2, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    gorgeous! should be a painting!

  148. Happy Energy

    May 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    gorgeous! should be a painting!

  149. Cloud of Secrets

    May 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    It's fun to read comments from people who know these girls personally, and to hear that they *do* carry off their dramatic looks all the time, and that they're cool people inside too.

    I've sometimes wondered why we don't see comments from the Sartorialist's subjects themselves more often, or people who know them. Granted, I might have missed a lot. I don't always have the time to read through the dozens upon dozens of comments his entries earn — just for the photos that really really interest me, like this one.

  150. kendal croix

    May 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    just absolutely amazing.

  151. ~A

    May 2, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    What a wonderful photo! Full of texture, colour, and with those smirks – a sense of mischief. Looks like it beats sitting in class to me!

  152. Anonymous

    May 2, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Dear Oliver,

    I am very sorry to tell that I bought my hat from a jumble sale last year some time. I don't think it's the one that you are in search of.
    Good luck finding it though, I really hope it makes it's way back to you someday!

    - The girl with the rosy hair

  153. Anonymous

    May 3, 2010 at 12:37 am

    It's wagging here in Australia- and they are not Schoolies, but Uni of COFA students. All schools in Aust have a school uniform

  154. Anonymous

    May 3, 2010 at 1:08 am

    is that rachel griffiths little sister? its all very cute and not very innocent! wagging or on a film set?

  155. Diane

    May 3, 2010 at 4:53 am

    These girls are amazing, especially the one in the left!

  156. kendall

    May 3, 2010 at 5:45 am

    i know these girls! when we were in year 7 we used to always envy everything they wore, picking out our favourite things that they were wearing :)

  157. Anonymous

    May 3, 2010 at 6:01 am

    surry hills.. OH of COURSE!

  158. Poivre Monkey

    May 3, 2010 at 7:09 am

    when the 20's meets the 70's?

  159. -

    May 3, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I'm thinking newtown school of the performing arts?

    they look fantastic, though the scarf as headband thing has been overdone. Even so, i wish i'd been that stylish when i was in high school. I was a good nerd though, so i don't think i ever skipped it.

  160. Anonymous

    May 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I love this soooo much with the attitude and mash up of styles. In the '80s I wagged school in a hobble skirt, a 1940's jacket and heels and a beehive. Teemed with chewed finger nails of course.


  161. gabriella

    May 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    they're actually in yr12 and lovely lovely people

  162. Silje

    May 4, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Well played! Love the red "turban", I have to try that sometime.

    - Silje

  163. Anonymous

    May 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I really do love their stlye and the picutre but really its almost 30 degrees in Sydney! You still have to dress seasonly appropriate. It just shows them as being desperate to copy the winter London style. Hello Brick Lane.

  164. Anonymous

    May 5, 2010 at 6:13 am

    omg i love that cafe; live right across the road from it! best "mom's banana coconut bread" and brownies in sydney! such a gem! hope you sat down for a feed and some quality brew!

  165. erika

    May 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    wow. totally amazing. I love their young indifference. the red hair and the red scarf. I bet its ALL vintage except for the hosiery. love.

  166. mes trois prouts

    May 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    try-ing-too-hard? anyone? good god, do we all have to look like the same senily-delinquencial parisian mamie? i'm pretty sure that mamie is the only person that can and should rock this look.

    i'm not super-conservative or anything, but it looks as though these young ladies have a bit of an affectation, and not in a wonderful way. just in a affluent-teen "rebel" way. last time i checked, that wasn't fashionable, just trendy.

    of course, what do i know? when i played hooky, i sat in the hills and smoked purloined players.

  167. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 12:26 am

    30 degrees in Sydney? It's Autumn down here. I wore a coat and scarf to work this morning. Last week was chilly – those girls are dressed fine for the weather.

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  170. gareth

    May 25, 2010 at 5:52 am

    God I love red headed women. I only wish I could find them. They are so sneaky haha. Love the hat.

  171. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    The girl on the right, with the black hat, has gorgeous hair – beautiful colour. Not digging the fake fur though.

  172. Buddy

    June 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Interesting, but rather pretentious in my opinion

  173. Tiffany

    June 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Very nice! Are you sure they arent modeling for you?
    Check your credit

  174. Maia

    July 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Can I just steal her hair?

  175. Zbarsky

    July 3, 2010 at 5:24 am

    awww man! these are cool chics!

  176. Anonymous

    July 3, 2010 at 11:55 am

    why do people think they're dressed up? plenty of people i know in melbourne like this every day. it's really nice! i'm pretty jealous that they could buy such lovely clothes though. most of us can't afford such luxurious furs and things! but nonetheless, lovely.

  177. Bridget Badass Manown

    August 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    XD i would love to wag off school for a day with a girlfriend – get dressed up like we live in the 1920s or whatever the hell it is and strut around town like nobodies business XD <3

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  179. Sam Morris

    January 12, 2011 at 6:14 am

    These girls are just so pretty. I just bought your book yesterday and it is fabulous, I am a photographer too but have no clue about fashion coming from Cornwall in England where we mostly all skank around in sloppy joe's and go to the supermarket in PJs Hahaa, your work has inspired me .. Love it xx

  180. Sam Morris

    January 12, 2011 at 6:18 am

    These girs are really pretty. I just bought your book yesterday, I am a photographer too however I have no clue regarding fashion coming from Cornwall in SW England, here most of us walk round in sloppy joe's and go to the supermarket in PJs Hahaa. Your work has seriously inspired me. Love it xx

  181. autok

    March 15, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Oh that cherry lips that are so appealing. Black all the way including her hair and then kill it with those lipstics. I got how it works now, thanks.

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    June 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm

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  184. anonymous

    November 16, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    both these amazing girls went to my high school and left last year., and yes they are always like this, they are not ‘dressing up’.
    their sense of style is something i’ll never forget – even with our school’s uniform the brunette would always jazz it up with a headpiece, lipstick, boots or an awesome cardigan! and the redhead’s hair! its such a beautiful colour!
    i actually feel privileged to have known and seen these girls every day at school, and i will forever be inspired by their clothes and effortless style!

  185. northernbeaches

    November 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    and no, they were not at newtown performing arts, it was the northern beaches. and yes, the northern beaches does have style too!

  186. Anon.

    February 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    They aren’t playing hooky, they go to uni, not high-school. Likewise knowing them, I can affirm that the burnette is an immensely stylish woman, but unfortantly, they are truly not the lovely and sweet girls they were described as. It’s unfortanate that their exterior does not match their interior.

    • Guest

      February 9, 2014 at 7:59 am

      They were in high school when this photo was taken – 2010.

  187. phil

    January 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

    just love scarf wearers

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