The composition of this photograph is as striking as the subject. I love the balletic grace, the expressions and the framing quality of the background figures. Subtle movement in her hair suggests calm in the center of swirling activity. Beautiful.
i love the shorts with tights underneath – the whole unpolished, yet polished look. i think her sweatshirt has simone de beauvoir on it. if anyone can tell me where to find this, i will love you forever and ever!!
high five! the most interesting picture i have seen on this site – and this is of course a site with lots of interesting pictures – for me itÂ´s like a frozen moment of a random outdoor ballet – when the prima donna suddenly realizes that everything is transient – even my life has an end – and walks off and buys another pair of Marc Jacobs to regulate her new and intolerable insight – sweet
She looks very cute, and I think the jacket, shoes, watch and purse work very well together. But what I love the most is not the girl, it is the picture. It is so in the moment, and the contrast between her and the more tailored people in the background make the look so much more interesting. The woman to the right realy have a great smile!
Love the fabulous gold shoes, black stockings and cut-offs! And I especially love how they’re so short, the left pocket is poking out from underneath. God, that detail bring me back to the seventies. So hot.
Great shot- I love the animated gestures around her while she stands so stoically in her pavement “spotlight”. The man in green pants on the left seems to simply be turning to reach for something but looks af if he’s saying “Taa-daa!” and doing a dance step. Are we in Russia now?
Scott, you remind me Richard Avedon, although your photos are more spontaneous than his. You have the talent to make very good use of the opportunities. This photo is great, with its contrast between people around the central (and serious) girl in “laughing and dancing” attitude. Have you ever thinking about group your most artistic photos in an art book? Yes, because you’re an artist. That photo of a man in smoke is another one I really have enjoyed. Congratulations.
I find, as far as the photograph’s composition is concerned, that what is going on in the background, the movement in the background (the woman in the white coat with her mouth open; the man on the left-hand side seemingly caught in a dance move) complements the subject’s stillness and mildly dour facial expression.
Apart from the great shoes and hat, for me there is no evidence of personal sartorial style here at all – it’s pure Kate Moss. Sure, she looks good but this look is ubiquitous among skinny young things. What i am drawn by is her beautiful face and haunted eyes framed by a perfect haircut.
I have to say– I don’t like this at all. Everything she has on is so “bang on trend.” The Erin Wasson cut-offs, the Himdmarch bag…giant yawn. Sorry! I like people who disobey rules– creative dreamers, not hipsters.
I like it, but I don’t love her outfit that much (although I want her bag!!). What I adore here is the fabulous picture you took, how she is so static there, surrounded by all the other people moving. It’s like if time had stopped for here and everything else in the worl kept it’s natural rythm… Fantastic.
i think this is a wonderful photograph, and it’s not because the girl has good style, she does; but the narrative is so captivating. I’ve always loved your pictures, they capture our time with a timeless essence. It makes me think of robert doisneau, it has such narrative
I absolutely adore this look. It has just the right amount of funk/punkiness that so few can actually pull off. I especially love the accents that the watch and the gold shoes add to the entirety of the look. It really pulls everything together.
The dynamic of this photo is from the people around her- i threw her one look -hated the fake bag and started checking the rest of the people…lady smiling- the channel bag without it’s owner- the man on the left- the lady in the back…amazing movements ….
I enjoy this blog so much because it lets me be places I can’t go. This photo rewards repeated viewings for that reason! The outfit’s not important–or maybe it’s about the trenchcoat woman’s cool shoes?
Please post this-its not going to be negative, its constructive criticism.
An overwhelming majority of your photos of fashionable women are young, thin and tall. Basically, I counted the last 100 photos of women (not counting kids, group pictures, multiple photos of the same woman or photos on the runway), and 83 of them had model-like proportions. 17 were a TAD heavier, and represented what I think is a closer representation of the average woman.
Beautiful, fashionable models and could-be-models are great. But it takes more effort to be fashionable when you are not a sample size 0 and work on a tighter budget. Please post more of these women, who I believe deserve more fashion cred-because it takes great personal style and an eye for things that look great on your body to to be fashionable and worthy of being posted on The Sartorialist. I would say that the woman with curves, and a height below 5’9 has to try harder to accommodate her body and therefore should be equally if not more represented on this blog-which is a wonderful collection of great fashion off the runway. It looks as if the majority of your women just walked out of the back entrance a dressing room, after just finishing on the runway.
i really like this look. she's very put together, but it's very youthful and age appropriate. love the large watch, love the unexpected denim shorts, & love the funky shoes! one question- what makes everyone think her bag is fake? looks good to me,am i missing something here?! anyways, great shot!
The photo: gorgeous. The ensemble: aalllmost. The bag’s a little too big, swallowing her up. The shorts push it over the edge into too trendy-sloppy territory. However, I love her graphic tee/blazer combo, and I love the contrasting dark band on her pale hair, and I almost love the tights and shoes.
As a photographer I have to say that this photo surpasses fashion. forget about her outfit for a second (which I do like but wish the pocket wasn’t showing). there seems to be a great disconnection between her and the people around her. in particular, the lady on her right who is smiling. I love her melancholic eyes. there’s an innocence about her, and a bit of loneliness as well. You captured the moment well. really nice picture.
I saw this girl just outside the Dries Van Noten show at the Palais Royal in Paris Fashion Week. There were lots of bloggers taking photos all around. I was sitting having a coffee in a nearby cafe. I’m so disappointed I didn’t manage to spy the Sartorialist! Nice shot!
what a contrast. I totally love the picture. I think you’d captured the spirit – the alienation (atttitude) but at the same time, craving for identification (style) in youth. you re an awesome photographer
i like the idea of the outfit, meaning the blazer the shorts witht he tights etc. but i dont like how its on her. it just doesnt feel right. i love the women in the back laughing. shes got awesome shoes. theyre something like the D&G ones. or maybe they are. with those pants.. looks like the ad! and then theres that chanel bag we see a peek of.. thats an awesome bag! the girl looks cutely in the picture, but im not feeling the outift.
The photo itself is exquisite. Fabuous composition.. I’m intrigued at how it all happened.
She’ s cute but not inspiring in any way. Who cares if the Balenciaga is fake or real….What is attractive about your site is the refreshing/new way of dressing vis a vie people with style and attitude and innovation. I don’t see that here. It wouldn’t matter how much anything cost.
the balenciaga bag definitly is a fake it’s the size of a weekender but the weekender never has the extra shoulder strap I don’t think that fashion is about spending 1000 dollars on a bag but I do think it’s wrong to wear fakes if you can’t afford the real thing just buy another kind of bag That’s just my oppinion As for the rest I really do love her outfit, It works well all together altough I’m not a fan of the cut off jeans shorts
She’s young and not made of money. It looks great, suits her….what’s the big deal?
Some people can be such snobs about these kinds of things.
It’s one thing if she has a fake and goes around parading it like it’s real and lying to the world.
It’s another if it’s a really interesting photograph with a subject we know nothing about. Maybe she proclaims its real. Maybe she proudly says its a knock-off cuz she can’t afford a real one (and in this economy, who can?)
I don’t see anything wrong it, it’s not defrauding anyone. If you don’t like it cuz you think it’s tacky fine, but otherwise I think a lot of people are being way too snobby about the whole thing. Chilllll :)
PS love the actual shot and the girl herself…not that big a fan of her style.
Upon first glance I could’ve sworn this was Tara Subkoff.. the movement surrounding this moment is surreal, and my favorite part of it is the positioning of her adorable gold feet within the cement circle on the sidewalk, almost as if she is a statue frozen there!
I though it was about the looks… not the price or the brand… I still like the picture. How could I have known what kind of bag that was??? (Unless of course I live only on fashion but, fortunately, I do not).
Since no one other than Sart responded to what Alyssa so eloquently said, I guess I will try: I could not agree more.
I would really appreciate a greater range of people being photographed and documented. Highly fashionable people come from all over the world, in big cities and small towns. Not just NYC, Milan, Paris, people at fashion events. If Sart, you do “photograph what you see,” perhaps you should consider trying different locations to broaden the horizons of this blog.
All that being said, I think the style here is super trendy and just generally a done look. Give me something new. I also think that her bag and shoes are ostentatious. But I understand why it’s here, it’s a beautiful photo that truly captures a moment. I just have come to expect a more even mix of fashion and moment.
I’m usually too intimidated to post comments on any of these, but I’ve decided to get over that because you only live once, right?
I like the girl’s haircut, and her head band. I like her giant watch face, too. She’s so little, it is very striking. I couldn’t care less if her bag is fake (ha ha ha, one of the reasons I don’t post here, I don’t know designer from homemade) but it looks like it’s really weighing her down.
I don’t really like those shorts- they remind me of summers when I was eight or nine years old and I made my own cutoffs and cut them too short.
I agree with others that the photograph is far more interesting and compelling than the outfit the girl is wearing.
I guess she just looks a little lost in those clothes.
I think the “controversy” over the authenticity of the bag is absurd. Some people are mistaking brand name recognition with personal style- they’re hardly related.One can (I shouldn’t have to say) have great style without sporting one designer label.
i don’t like the denim shorts; never like them really mostly on anyone, even those with the legs to work them. otherwise, i like her style, and she’s beautiful. you can feel the life in the background too!
btw, one of these days you should try visiting hong kong–just came from there and many people there are surprisingly stylish. (my brother normally doesn’t care about fashion, but even he had to agree that it was fun to look at the way people dressed there.)
Great look. Her cute haircut adds to the individual style. I disagree about the ‘fake’ bag. Fashion is very much about creating a look. somtimes the looks reflects the person and sometimes they don’t. Some use fashion to hide behind. Fashion is all about the false. Don’t kid yourself!
I don’t really care for the girl or her outfit, I can see this in Nashville where I live and yet it’s posted on here like it’s compelling. I find the woman in the beige coat laughing a lot more intriguing. Beautiful photograph but I thought this blog was supposed to be about style and yet I’m constantly bored with your subjects lately.
Great shot, pretty girl, mediocre outfit. Every other girl I see dresses in this uniform of long tee, tiny shorts over leggings, hipster headband, and black bag everyday. Interesting shoe choice, though… not sure I like it or not.
Ida Pyk is not only a beautiful and talented (paris based but swedish) model (as a few people already mentioned). She’s also quite a good writer. Yes, some people have it all. I would not be surprised if those of you pointing at the fake bag already know all this. Hey, if the bag is fake you gotta love her for wearing it while modeling in paris. now that’s a true rebel, folks! also, i’d like to respond to the argument about this not being original; if you got style it will show no matter teh price of your bag, and also – a person with great style will turn any outfit into a piece of art. it’s all in the attitude, no?
I think she looks fantastic! Wonderful wardrobe choices. And the mise on scene is just great – the ‘bystanders’ are loving it. But . . . she looks like she’s self-consciously ‘showing’ us her bag. Bags have become over-the-top important these days because, even if the rest of your clothes come from a discount warehouse, you can still prove your worthiness as a human being by spending several thousand dollars on your bag. Kind of silly.
I love how much action there is in the background and yet she stands perfectly still in the center of it. The composition is lovely. She is not standing in the center of the circle below her feet, but is in the center of the long hall way. Very nicely done.
People are really going on about bags being fake and all, seriously who cares? And fyi, it's problably not fake anyway, because she's one of the most successful models from Sweden. A model carrying fake designer bags would problably be a career killer. This picture is great and she looks awesome as always – from head to toe!