Tuesday, March 18, 2008

On the Street…In Grey & Purple, Milan


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  1. Alisha

    March 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    i love the belt.

  2. Nadine

    March 18, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    WOW. Love it!

    (Are light-coloured tights back in style? If so, yay!)

  3. tribalpottery

    March 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I love the grey on grey especially with the tights and open-toe pumps.

  4. TresChic

    March 18, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    The jacket and the bag? Like butta.

  5. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    is that neck for real?

  6. Gabriela

    March 18, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    This girl is incredibly gorgeous, that hair! And this is the best picture you have taken of her so far. I love how that trench adds some slight toughness to a very girly look.

  7. Lindsay

    March 18, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Hard to compete.

  8. SageVanity

    March 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    the belt is so glam!
    i love the outfit!

  9. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    she’s maria kerner, buyer for accessories for the huge company Mercury from russia. I’ve see her, and is beautiful

  10. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    What a perfect combination of everything! I’d only have one bag though. The rest of the look is gorgeous

  11. Becky

    March 18, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    she’s carrying not one but two YSL bags!

  12. laura_s

    March 18, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    che belissima!
    what a trend to spot.
    the jacket, skirt and belt combo are killing me.

  13. MDahl

    March 18, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    She’s beautifully put together, and it’s a great outfit.

    I do wish, however, that you would branch out from this sort of “casual glamor” style that you are so fond of. Obviously outfits like this are great looking but I think there’s some elitism in the types of looks you exhibit – not in terms of price point, but in terms of the lifestyle that demands the sorts of looks you show. Obviously it is your chosen aesthetic and you are entitled to that. I just think it would be interesting to see what you think of as chic for the less socializing among us.

  14. Mischo Beauty

    March 18, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    The whole outfit is fierce! Can’t wait to see your exhibit in DC!!

  15. SocalStyle

    March 18, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    That shoe color is gorgeous. I have been seeing a lot if it lately.

  16. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Sassy gal. But the pose struggles against the skirt, no?

  17. Carolina Lange

    March 18, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Her shoes are amazing!

  18. pretty kitty publishing

    March 18, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    That the scarf is layered so as to be longer than the trench jacket is an eyecatching detail. There are so many contrasts in texture with this look that give it a “rich” appeal. The amethyst teardrop earing is a nice detail as are the similarly hued hose.

  19. M*

    March 18, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    This girl is so beautiful!
    I remember that you picture her some months ago wearing flat ballerinas…

  20. M*

    March 18, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    This girl is so beautiful!
    I remember that you pictured her some months ago wearing flat ballerinas.

  21. Ann

    March 18, 2008 at 9:08 pm


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  22. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Its those tights – 2 years from now one would look at this shot and think ‘What was she thinking’. Looks aside thats makes the outfit off

  23. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous. I think grey is one of the most underrated of colors, and this is simply stunning proof (the black background makes her stand out like a jewel to boot). It looks like the earrings may be picking up the purple as well–nice touch.

  24. Strangelove

    March 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Beautiful outfit. Every color seems to blend into the next.

  25. Gift

    March 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    I love the subtlety of the colors she is wearing – the grays and violets look astounding with her blue eyes. She looks so beautifully overcast…or like she got caught up in a huge ball of denim dryer lint, but fought it off with her courageous femininity and came out looking ridiculously chic! I mean this in the best way possible.

  26. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Drop dead gorgeous! Two bags?

  27. Austin

    March 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    i agree about seeing a more average person’s outfit, and maybe at least being a little more selective about which of the dressier people gets posted. but in fairness, you do showcase that more casual look sometimes.

  28. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    wow, she is gorgeous and fantastically dressed

  29. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Si belle!!

  30. High Rhapsody

    March 19, 2008 at 12:29 am

    the grey tone is beautiful..the two bags are a plus..ysl=A+

  31. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 1:11 am

    This is flawless – hair, skirt, belt, earrings, handbag, shoes. Amazing ensemble.

  32. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Pretty lady. Too bad I can’t say the same for the outfit.

  33. mimi

    March 19, 2008 at 1:23 am

    i actually really dont like it.

    there’s too much going on all at once for me to appreciate it as an overall look. especially dont like the white tights with the lilac heels.

    however, the belt is amazing, and she has gorgeous hair. beautiful girl, just dont like the outfit.

  34. tomassocroccante

    March 19, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Gray and brown not only team beautifully (a cool/warm yin/yang) but are eachartful moderators of any color you pair them with separately: brown/purple starts my motor running, while gray/purple are peaceful, even sleepy together. Brown/yellow feel like nature, but gray/yellow make a rich impression. Brown/pink: sexy, but grey/pink: romantic.

    And what a small amount of purple or violet was required to make it the subject of this color story …

  35. Diana

    March 19, 2008 at 3:55 am

    Was it really shot on the street?
    Doesn’t show.

  36. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 4:33 am

    REALLY cool are her RED toenails. WHOW!

  37. marchingbandemporium

    March 19, 2008 at 4:50 am

    I actually don’t like the belt and earrings combined with the rest of the outfit. I happen to think that kind of purple doesn’t suit blue/grey. However, the rest of the look is great. Nice smile

  38. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 5:51 am

    To mdahl — check out sart’s photos of India!

  39. Kits

    March 19, 2008 at 7:25 am

    I love the look – she is so put together

  40. Meemo

    March 19, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I love it…because the look actually looks really busy but purposeful. I love the pop of color in the belt, and the shoes are killer. I would drop off a bag if she can though, although both of them look pretty full. iTs a great play on neutrals.

  41. Vicki

    March 19, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Are her eyes violet too??

  42. Rice and Beans Vintage Clothing

    March 19, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I am honestly not loving this, it seems a bit over done. I do love the colors though, they are so light and spring like!

  43. Alice Olive

    March 19, 2008 at 9:02 am

    I started to pick out individual elements that I like here and then I stopped myself. She looks fabulous and feminine and that’s it. She’s a Hitchcock femme.

  44. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:05 am

    great eyebrows!!!!

  45. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Love this look: the grey is gorgeous, and her understated makeup perfectly matches the look. The touches of purple and blue liven the look, and the fabulous tights make her gentle shoes stand out. The fur adds a touch of class, while the bow is more feminine. A great play on something that might be more business-y.

  46. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:43 am

    yes its quite obvious that she’s russian. i feel this look is overdone and fussy

  47. Ambrosiality

    March 19, 2008 at 10:43 am

    wow never really thought of grey and purple, but its absolutely gorgeous!

    wish I could see her shirt & belt more.

  48. Jacq

    March 19, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I’ve been wearing purple and grey together this winter, and have loved it – glad that others like that combination as well!

    Of course, I don’t look as stylish as this girl…

  49. Margo Channing

    March 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Love everything but the tights…

  50. Lola

    March 19, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    to mdahl: obviously you haven’t been a sartorialist reader for too long. the sart DOES post photos of other kinds of styles, not only of ueberfashionists. I appreciate the fact that he is capable of noticing that not only the rich and beautiful have a sense of style. Ok, this look is a bit over the top, but she IS russian, and you can’t deny that she looks gorgeous. and even if i don’t walk around with two ysl bags (couldn’t even afford one) i do enjoy looking at photos of people who do.
    have a look at the archives.

  51. Kwana

    March 19, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I love the shoes and the length of that skirt.

  52. megkathleen

    March 19, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I had a hard time getting past the tights, but you gotta love that high-waisted skirt with the belt!

  53. amyw

    March 19, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the shoes. And I love how she juxtaposed the different shades of grey. Just a great ensemble!

  54. Jo.

    March 19, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I like the way she plays with different shades of grey. And a plus for white tights. In general I think of white tights as a very serious cliche, but this time they work perfectly fine with the rest of the outfit.

  55. Mark , Hoboken.

    March 19, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Fantastic – one of the coolest women I’ve ever seen on here.

  56. ana misnomer

    March 19, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    There’s too much going on.
    I like the different materials in play and how she contrasts shiny with matt and sheen, but it doesn’t work. If she was standing normally with her body directly forward, it’d be even more noticeable. One barely notices the ruffles on her shirt because of the scarf and her outfit makes her body look disproportionate (neck uber long, uper body is barely there) and that pose does little for that skirt and her lower body length. It’s a shame because everything individually is wonderful (except the front bag).

  57. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    blouse buttons showing thru the skirt suggests it’s a bit too tight.

  58. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    she looks great! i love the gray-purple spectrum she’s playing with. surprisingly, i really like the color of her stockings.

  59. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    You can tell shes a stylist of some sort, her hair is perfect, I wonder if its all hers. I like the tights, I think it would look great without them too, and I love that high waisted skirt and the belt, she is wearing all my favorite colors. Her eyebrows bother me though, I don’t know why.

  60. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 12:09 am

    She looks like a Russian Beyonce!

    Does someone have the link to her picture with ballerina flats?

  61. Andrew

    March 20, 2008 at 2:43 am

    I think I just fell in love…her eyes. that outfit. flawless.

  62. Moxie

    March 20, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I actually really like her stockings. I am really, REALLY tired of tights right now, sheer coloured stockings seem incredibly fresh.

  63. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    She made herself look short, regardless of her height. Less is more. She looks like a little girl playing dress up.

  64. tomassocroccante

    March 21, 2008 at 12:34 am

    You who comment that there is “too much”, just reflect that this is a woman on the street: coat, scarf, extra bag – all into the closet when she goes inside. I see her adjusting the belt to cover that little square inch of blouse, and looking pretty complete, together and … pretty, in the blouse, belt, skirt … a romantic look for a romantic=looking woman. (Who no doubt also carries off a mini and boots with no effort.)

  65. zimbutterfly

    March 21, 2008 at 4:06 am

    Beautiful woman but not effortlessly chic. Too much…too hard:(

  66. -h of candid cool

    March 21, 2008 at 11:28 am

    the Young & the Regal

  67. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    El bolso es el de YSL y los zapatos parecen Louboutin.

  68. MaryMary-Jane

    March 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    perfekt colors and it also match to her eyes.but why she put this belt on?

  69. jenifa

    March 21, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    The purple belt is perfect. The second bag picks up the colour. But its the shoes and stockings that i love the most. Having them on good gams and feet is an advantage.

  70. adelia

    March 23, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    regardless of what is on her, the overall effect is pure elegance. this entire look as a whole is genius. alot of girls would pair this with sheer stockings or even re-arrange some other pieces and do black tights, but the legs just bring it together. seamless…. this type specific look definitely shows a mean and MASSIVE closet…

  71. bomb.ass.ting

    March 23, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    How I wish her hair was a solid color.

  72. Kiss Kiss Beauty

    March 26, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I love this look not in spite of but BECAUSE her skirt is tight, she has two big designer bags, and she’s rocking the super high-maintenance long highlighted hair. LOVE IT! And I actually do like the pale stockings.

  73. Anonymous

    March 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    She is great looking.Russian women love to dress so that they are noticed.Both YSL bags are great and the jacket and the belt and the dress.The color of the tights and shoes could be a bit darker. Well,anyways,there is not much more to be said.

  74. Anonymous

    March 28, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Is this Aishwarya Rai? Looks just like her, if so do tell about your encounter with her!!

  75. susan

    March 30, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    va VOOM!

  76. highburnate

    April 5, 2008 at 11:11 pm


  77. Maria

    February 18, 2013 at 4:24 am

    It is evident for such picture to have a lot of comments, I loved it just as much as all the others did, I guess, it is adorable, the girl is also a beauty.


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