Thursday, March 4, 2010

On the Street…. How to Wear A Cape p.2, Milano


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  1. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    She was featured on your site a couple months ago – who is she?!

    She manages to make those glasses look nice and not 'hipster' at all…

  2. Brian

    March 4, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    How to wear a cape:

    1.) Be a SUPER hottie!

    2.) Put on cape.

  3. Blue Is Bleu

    March 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Absolutely in love with the capes.

  4. Neal Michael

    March 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Gorgeous layers and patterns.

  5. leanne1966

    March 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    go the cape! gorgeous.

  6. Jacqueline

    March 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Great cape yet again! Loving it. She wears it so well. xo

  7. Graham Hutson

    March 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Is that a cardigan as a neck scarf I see? Truly inspired.

  8. Style Scanner

    March 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Neck sweater? Interesting.

  9. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    despite their sudden reincarnation into fashion, fwe people can pull off glasses like that. she can. the cardigan worn as a scarf? clever

  10. Contempo Ingenue

    March 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    She looks adorable! Love the mixed colors and textures protruding from her wrists.

    the contemporary ingenue

    xoxo E&L

  11. One Step Closer

    March 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Fashion, Music, Food etc…

  12. Caroline_S

    March 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Is that a sweater/cardigan sort of thing around her neck? How cool!

    Also: she is amazing at layering! :)

  13. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Love it.

    Does anyone know where the glasses are from?

  14. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm


  15. Fitch

    March 4, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I don't like very much…

  16. Vicki Simon

    March 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Sweater around the neck – very "Grey Gardens"


    March 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm

  18. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    and how to wear a sweater as a scarf!

  19. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Cardigan as a scarf? She's a cutie.

  20. prettykittypublishing

    March 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Can someone share the story of the cape with us? How did the cape first enter the lexicon of fashion?

  21. Ganymede Girl

    March 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    This is very interesting, is she wearing a cardigan around her neck as a scarf? Love her glasses, they really suit her face.

  22. sharg

    March 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Lookin' snazzy…

  23. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    What Harry Potter's sister would look like if he had one. Nerdy but cute

  24. grace

    March 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    So happy to see her again! Your picture of her carrying her brown quilted Chanel, wearing an awesome scarf ranks high on my list of your best photos.

  25. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I like that she's wearing a cardigan as a scarf. I do that a lot when Im rushing out and cold. Never knew it could be so stylish.

  26. I V E S T I T I !

    March 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Multiple sleeves, cardigan scarf, adore!


  27. Kristin

    March 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    love everything about this outfit, esp her glasses!

  28. beautiful nothing

    March 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Gray/brown/cream/black/worn denim blue. Beautiful, analogous, muted (but thoughtful) color palette, accentuated by that vivid yellow/white/orange background. The blacks of the scooter's shadow and her bag, the night sky, the bit of text behind her back, and her hair and eyes are also in perfect balance, spatially.

    That scooter's cool, but not cooler than those awesome frames — so strong, and you can tell from her gaze she has the personality and intelligence to back them up. Lovely mood, lovely woman, lovely shot.

  29. Olithia Rose

    March 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Love the neutral colors and those frames!

    -O Rose

  30. Daniel

    March 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Wow! This girl really knows layering:
    a denim shirt is something that would usually not work in a similar outfit, here is one of the things that make the look.
    Let's grow up later

  31. Anthea

    March 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Such a fantastic cape! Gorg!

  32. RF

    March 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    love the scarf!

  33. Maria Confer

    March 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Awesome layered cuffs. Best cape yet.

    Lulu Letty

  34. BaronessVonVintage

    March 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    just perfection

  35. sunny

    March 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    She definitely carries off the look well! I like the sweater wrapped around her neck.

  36. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    How to wrap her scarf?

  37. Nicole + World

    March 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I love the sweater over shirt. And her hair has that great quality of being beautiful without being styled.

  38. Glamazonoia

    March 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I love the simplicity of this shot. The look on her face. The glasses. Her presence speaks bounds in the silence & serenity captured in this shot. Structured effortless-ness (if that's a word)…one of my favorite things….

  39. Jessica

    March 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I'm Loving the glasses!

  40. Jessica

    March 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

  41. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    It's spring in Milan
    She ponders in her tweed cape
    Whence the double cheese

  42. Ozwald Boateng

    March 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm

  43. Claire M.

    March 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Wow, that is such an awesome outfit! What a good eye for texture and layering!

  44. Erin

    March 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    A beautiful, geek-chic, layered look. I especially love the cardigan wrapped around her neck as a scarf.

    This photograph really captures her beauty. She has a very striking visage (which has a pair of chunky frames trying, however futilely, to obscure it).

  45. Laguna Beach Trad

    March 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    How to wear a cape…and sweater, and hair, and hornrimmed specs, and…! Beautiful colour combination here. The Italians, as I always say, almost do English better than the English themselves. Certainly better than the French and Americans.

    Back to the photo. I bet she's sitting on a Vespa. She's quite beautiful and has the kind of face I could look at for days. Nice find, Sart.

  46. Paul

    March 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    this look is fantastic

  47. Luis Ugarte

    March 4, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Did you notice that two of the subjects in pictures you posted this week are wearing Tom Ford's TF 5040s?

  48. Nedda Ebo

    March 4, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    very cute! I loved the last one as well, but I like the pattern of this 'cape' better. x

  49. Forest City Fashionista

    March 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    She definitely works the nerdy-chic oversizes specs, and I love the mixture of patterns and textures she's wearing. It's so great to see people wearing capes–I've always thought they were so elegant when worn like these women are wearing them.

  50. Urooba

    March 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Pretty spiffy.

  51. Haley

    March 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    absolutely adorable. sherlock holmes would be proud. phenomenal combination of patterns and textures.

  52. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Interesting. Is that a cashmere cardigan she's using for an ascot or scarf?

  53. Buki

    March 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Scott, I really like how you captured this lady! The light, her posture and expression is great. Props to her for how she put her outfit together. The layers that are shown from looking at her sleeves, the contrast in colour, the her specs and the slightly frayed edge of her gray sweater. Simply delightful!
    A mix of Sherlock Holmes and Coco Chanel! Bravo!!!

  54. nich0las

    March 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Top vibe on the glasses

  55. Coco and Zaahb

    March 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    The glasses and the cape just look so kewl on her, i love this layered look


  56. moudbouc

    March 4, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    HER !!! She's the one that made me become a true adept of The Sartorialist ! Her picture with the brown Chanel bag under her arm , the high-waisted (I think it was carrautĂ© ) pants. It was …love at first sight ! (sartorially , of course !)

  57. MLN

    March 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    CARDIGAN AS SCARF! I've been doing this for years, more out of desperation and forgetfulness than anything, but this actually looks really cool.

  58. abodewell

    March 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I love her glasses! and the layering is amazing because despite all the layers it still seems very light!
    What a beauty!
    Frank @

  59. Jocy

    March 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I LOVE this!

  60. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    i love using my cardigans for a scarf too.

  61. Lisa Corrigan Egan

    March 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    What wonderful textures! The sweater-as-a-scarf is such a nice touch.

  62. Aaron Brown

    March 4, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    pretty cute. it's a little a masculine though and i think the cardigan scarf is a little too much.

  63. La Feem

    March 4, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    What a beauty, love the sweater scarf.

  64. She Wore It Well

    March 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Great photo!

  65. Caramelita SW

    March 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    she has a sweater around her neck, that's so niiiiice :)

  66. Liam

    March 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    good stuff.

  67. OzKat

    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I love her scarf as well! It almost looks like a soft cardi knotted about her shoulders, lovely.

  68. snoopyfan

    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    bizarre but intriguing

  69. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Their is something very smart and functional about this image. I appreciate the conscientious use of layering fabric shades of tan, heather gray and denim coupled with the checkered print of the cape. The spectacles, of course, highlight the brilliance of this woman's outfit.

  70. Constance

    March 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I just love her! Her style is impeccable, and the sweater as a scarf is bold in a very neutral, very functional, highly functioning way. I love that her heathered brown sweater is well loved.Just beautiful!

  71. Prutha

    March 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    absolutely the 3 layers of sleeves and the scarf detail..and her glasses..and her face in general…love this look entirely!!

  72. Nadine2point0

    March 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Not so sure about the "sweater come scarf" idea, but I like the multi-cuff trend that has been happening and captured by your camera!

  73. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Sweater as scarf! Dee-voon!

  74. Justine

    March 4, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    the print of the cape is wonderfully and i love the cardigan as a scarf, too.

  75. pete v

    March 4, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    cardigan scarf

  76. rex5

    March 4, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Wow ,I AM IN LOVE!

  77. Russ

    March 4, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    So pretty and interesting looking. Who wouldn't want to sit and chat with her?

  78. Pookies

    March 4, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    cute here as well.

  79. MOD PAUL

    March 4, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Love how she's layering her look. And after all she is on a Scooter Oi!!! Gets me every time…

  80. Chele

    March 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Ahhh – the Golden Arches! A familiar symbol for all travellers far from home! And this is what I think sticks out in your work & makes it so special…the attention you pay to what's going on BEHIND the subject you are snapping! xxo

  81. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Like the glasses, the triple layer cuffs and the "scarf"…

  82. Andy

    March 5, 2010 at 12:05 am

    LOVE the color palette she's wearing.

  83. How To Become A Fashion Wardrobe Stylist

    March 5, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Usually glasses hide your face but you can still see her beauty even with the glasses on

  84. KateSouth

    March 5, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Beyond admiring the fantastic cape, I love the whimsy of the cardigan functioning as a scarf, too. Those glasses are classic and perfectly complement her face.

  85. Joyce

    March 5, 2010 at 12:28 am

    this is such a perfect photo – i love the warm tones and the textures of what she's wearing!

    Endless Nights

  86. Erin

    March 5, 2010 at 12:43 am

    ooh I love all of the shirts! and how she's wearing a cardigan as a scarf. she looks like she'd be interesting to talk to.

  87. marcia

    March 5, 2010 at 12:44 am

    she looks classy! like the layers. intense eyes behind the glasses. the sweater around the neck is a cute fix if she didn't have a scarf. love the picture!

  88. what dia like

    March 5, 2010 at 12:51 am

    i love this look!!

  89. princess glee

    March 5, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Kinda the same ingenous layering as in the pic below. The sweater as scarf is cool, I guess, it's original. Nice nerd look.

  90. Gaelle

    March 5, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I love how she put on the layers and most of all I love her scarf/ pul. The colors she wears are dull, but all together it's so brilliant.
    I really love her style


  91. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 1:08 am

    the cape looks like the fabric of my school uniform skirt, which is a rather vile polyester. i like the beige/blue/gray sleeve ends. i'd love to wear those layers to school, but alas, it's not in uniform.

  92. Robert Wilson (1)

    March 5, 2010 at 1:10 am


  93. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I love it! It just works…

  94. Raphael

    March 5, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Great Picture….
    Who´s that Girl…. Lookin very nice!

    Saw her on another photo before…
    the girl with the tomford glasses…

    great sense of style!

  95. Sophie

    March 5, 2010 at 1:38 am

    I love the sweater-as-scarf! I also love that she is in all sorts of neutrals but is still so layered and awesome.

  96. Gwen

    March 5, 2010 at 1:46 am

    LOVE the idea of wrapping sweater around the neck

  97. Mr Brown

    March 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Triple jumper mayhem.

    I think we have a winner.

  98. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 2:03 am

    first comment!
    beautiful lady! the glasses, the outfit, it all works <3

  99. Aurore

    March 5, 2010 at 2:17 am

    she's so classy, her cape is lovely !


  100. Em-Jae

    March 5, 2010 at 2:21 am

    love. her.

  101. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 2:27 am

    What a lovely girl?

  102. thwany

    March 5, 2010 at 2:35 am

    love the mcdonald's in the background

  103. San

    March 5, 2010 at 2:39 am

    From what I can see, really cool and sleek cape. She combines the different colours and textures perfectly.

    Fantastic Shot nonetheless. It tells a story about her, which is what I absolutely love of your pictures.

  104. Kat

    March 5, 2010 at 4:14 am

    wow, i adore her style and the cape is just perfect!

  105. middleseason

    March 5, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Cape is not my favourite item, but this photo and this woman are gorgeous!

  106. ivy lee

    March 5, 2010 at 4:41 am

    May I ask, how did you manage the light without a flash? Thank you!

  107. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 4:45 am

    a cardigan used as a scarf is not clever – it's 80s. blimey, i feel old…

  108. Pauline

    March 5, 2010 at 5:04 am

    i have seen her before rocking some cropped pants and boots..who is she?

  109. lorax

    March 5, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Wow, I want to be able to pull off this look. Laid back academic with flair. The day I can get away with wrapping a cardigan around my neck will be the most accomplished day of my life.

  110. AnAzevedo

    March 5, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Love the glasses and the cape and the "scarf"… she's so cool!

  111. Cosmo

    March 5, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Everyone's rocking those Tom Ford specs. I wish I had the cash for them, I opted for some ÂŁ5 plastic buggers from Brick lane market.

    Cos I'm a cheap mother !@*?!*%


  112. Melody

    March 5, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Absolutely gorgeous

  113. Alice

    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Looove it!She looks great!

  114. l´habitué

    March 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I am loving this cape serie!

  115. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 9:46 am

    yeah …fantomas/ miss marple chic

  116. The Ancient

    March 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I'm seeing Angelina Jolie's younger, smarter, non-crazy sister.

  117. Eliza

    March 5, 2010 at 10:10 am

    (a) how to rock a killer pair of glasses without looking like you're an avid american apparel junkie. (b) how to successfully layer shirts without looking 10 pounds heavier (c) how to use a shirt as a scarf without looking…like you're wearing a shirt as a scarf i guess…
    so clearly i like this picture.

  118. minthecap

    March 5, 2010 at 10:12 am

  119. Elizabeth

    March 5, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I agree with the anonymous poster who said she managed to make those glasses look non-hipster. She looks great! And that doesn't make you old, Anonymous (4:45), it makes you knowledgeable!

  120. platinka

    March 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

    she is perfect. very accurate and inventive!

  121. Iheartfashion

    March 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

    She's clearly a pro. Beautiful.

  122. v.shirazawa

    March 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

    LOVE this look! Colliding hues, textures [buttons!] & all brought together with a confident, sophisticated catch of the eye.

  123. Pickles & Coffee

    March 5, 2010 at 11:03 am

    besides the awesome combination of colors, and everything, does she have a sweater wrapped around her neck!!! and those glasses?! shes a a mcdonalds?!! anywho, I'm in love… like seriously, there's just something about everything in this picture, and her look

  124. JV

    March 5, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I'll second Brian's comment way up near the top, which is basically, be good looking, then put on clothes. Ha. Pretty true. Anyway, she makes all of if work. She looks like an even better looking Janeane Garofalo.

  125. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 11:15 am


  126. proletarian Great Gatsby

    March 5, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Rottkäpchen(little red riding hood)after her romance with the wolf?
    Brown and blue,earth and sky.She is complete.A shirt between two sweater and she wrapped in another one.What has knitwear that makes it special?

  127. Danielle

    March 5, 2010 at 11:54 am

    awesome. More like – How to wear a cardigan as a scarf.

  128. Yoony Lee

    March 5, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I love these layers! So classic…

  129. Lisa

    March 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I've been wearing a cape I inherited from my grandmother-in-law, a gorgeous tweed made for her in Ireland decades ago. Seeing these cape variations on your site has made me realize I could be doing much more with it… thank you for the inspiration!

  130. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    March 5, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Hmm, is that a cardi wrapped around her neck? Or is it just a scarf that looks like it could be a cardi that is wrapped around a neck ha… Love it either way!

  131. A.

    March 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Wow. She is truly pro with the layering, the cardigan as a scarf – I haven't tried that one, but I'll maybe try it – and the specs! I love the specs!

    I'm tempted to get a cape…

  132. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    what makes this look is the slight imperfection in the cuff of the jumper (or sweater – we call them jumpers in scotland). The truly stylish don't worry too much about minor imperfections.

  133. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    WHO IS SHE?!?!

  134. Zenobiar

    March 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I don't think those are TF 5040 frames. The hinge area on the 5040 (where the side piece connects to the frame) has a thin silver design that looks like a "T" lying on its back. There might be a glare problem but I'm seeing plain glossy black with no ornamentation. Much better, cleaner looking.
    Signed-Society for the Prevention of Tarted-Up Eyeglasses

  135. Alexej

    March 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Her layering and her glasses are indeed amazing.Its so nice and interesting to look at her.

  136. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    What a beautiful composition!

    I can only guess that has been told that she could be Rose Byrne's doppelganger…

  137. Kathleen

    March 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I have to really stretch on this one. I like the mix, but for me, there's a bit too much going on here. Her coloring is so delicate, and although I like the frames, I would have chosen something a bit less obtrusive. Having spent ten years in optics, I guess I look at the glasses first, and if they take my eye completely away from the person who is wearing them, and they become all I see, then I shake my head and say "No, pick another pair my dear". Still, her palette is perfection, love it!

  138. Masha

    March 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I impesionate the way how she use the simple pull around the neck!

  139. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    What a gorgeous picture. She's put it all together so well.

  140. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Happy to see this girl again. She had a masterful mix of neutrals and patterns last time. I agree with Grace's comments. I am amazed that her hair and face look almost exactly the same as in the former pic which makes her more real and normal than some of the fashion slaves you photograph. I think those cuffs may be chambray, a softer weave than denim.

  141. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    ah yes, the very specs that i want and have now seen on here two or three times. Tom Ford, he's making a killing in accessories. right, there are two models : sell a few things expensively or many things inexpensively.

  142. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    THIS is how you wear a cape. Fab, fab, fab.

  143. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    i love this girl!! the last picture of her you posted is still in my mind. so glad you decided to shoot her again!

  144. IIDA

    March 6, 2010 at 4:43 am

    I love the layering and colours. Cardigan over denim shirt over cardigan – very nice. And I always wear cardigans as scarves! Finally I'm ahead of the curve! ;)

  145. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Gorgeous geek-chic but not real sure about the acrdy, a tad contrived

  146. Tathyana

    March 6, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Love the slim cut of the cape, but I love the sweater she used as a scarf. Very economical of her!

  147. bamto

    March 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    messy style but really pretty!!love it!

  148. Aristippos

    March 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    i follow this blog since several months now and have it in my blogroll although it has nothing to do with my work and blog topic, because the pictures and the concept in general protray a wonderful feeling for BEING.

    Here there is a special manifestation: one sees or understands clearly, that every piece of clothes and every combination is a sign of the particlar individual.

    Wonderful to contemplate PEOPLE and study how the shine, by simply being themselves.

    Thank you!


    March 7, 2010 at 1:01 am

    I love how she looks both completely intellectual and completely stylish!

  150. Mayumi

    March 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Wonderful Layer look.
    I'd like to see her on her motorcycle.

  151. brandon nelson

    March 9, 2010 at 2:08 am

    The glasses are Tom Ford. You can tell by the "T" on the hinges. There have been a few people featured on the blog wearing them…

  152. Anonymous

    March 9, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Yeah I guess Elvis Costello could be a style influence…

  153. sisterV

    March 9, 2010 at 5:08 am

    damn – she's cool!

  154. Anonymous

    March 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Tom Ford glasses….

  155. Anne Jaku

    May 22, 2010 at 3:48 am

    These clothes superpositions are really great. I'm always cold, and I really admire people who can superpose close in a very elegant way.

  156. julian

    September 16, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Love the overall style and the glasses look great on her.

    Poor girl looks tired though, but that somehow makes her look even more adorable.

  157. Lexie

    October 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Does anyone know where this cape is from? or have you seen any similiar ones – preferably Uk or European stockists



  158. Amit

    June 17, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Zadie Smith? Love her books and style (not in that order)!

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