Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street….Inside-out Shearling, London

Again, it’s not what you wear – it’s how you wear it.


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  1. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I dig.

  2. Caitlin

    September 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I love her boots but it's overall a look that is far from classy, in my opinion.
    (but come on, I like pretty much everything on this site, she seems to know what she's doing, this kid)


    September 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    it's how you wear it.!!!!

  4. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    not a pretty picture. the run on the legging and the sloppy shoes just don't compute. the leather side next to the skin will feel sticky after a while. shearling is meant to trap air and warmth inside, between the skin and leather.

  5. Saffron

    September 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    cute…..also those pics by Polka Dot of you are darling :-)))

  6. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    With a face like hers, anything goes!

  7. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Without malice, this is too Punky Brewster meets Pippi Longstockings for my tastes.


  8. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    She looks like a whimsical, young vagabond! I will continue to imagine the world hasn't managed to break her spirit yet.

  9. diane

    September 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm


  10. loveroffashion

    September 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I love her train case!!

  11. ginjin3

    September 20, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    those boots are amazing. the way it aged is beautiful.

  12. JC

    September 20, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    wow. so VERY true. and i really really want her boots!!

    -Jane @

  13. meghan

    September 20, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    so true, she's totally working something so simple

  14. Candace

    September 21, 2009 at 12:10 am

    She is certainly wearing that coat like it's reversible, love it! And I have a suitcase just like that…different pattern tho, it was my grandmother's.

  15. Jacqueline

    September 21, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Exactly, it is perfect on her! She looks quite adorable.

    See me in Barcelona at

  16. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Looks like a child.

  17. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:19 am

    omigosh! i love it

  18. Dominica

    September 21, 2009 at 12:23 am

    With that 'je ne sais quoi' air to it !
    Goin' toorder your book today Sart !
    Looking forward to it …

  19. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:24 am

    absolutely adorable — & fantastic suitcase!

  20. ellabella

    September 21, 2009 at 12:32 am

    the coat is inventive, but i love the shoes and bag! they are worn so genuinely! (could live without the shirt).

  21. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Stylish certainly, but I don't love the look.

  22. Keyra

    September 21, 2009 at 12:39 am

    lovely boots and eyes

  23. jordan

    September 21, 2009 at 12:46 am

    despite your ability to capture a certain something in just about anyone, i still fail to see the loveliness of this outfit!

    i'm certain there's someone out there that will love it, however.


    September 21, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I liked this girl, and of her T-shirt too!
    woooooow beautiful photoshots here!

  25. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:52 am

    She is cute! This is a look that works when you are really young and really beatiful, as this girls is.

  26. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I like her shoes. so worn out and edgy

  27. Leah

    September 21, 2009 at 12:58 am

    so true. this look and the quilted coat below are worn very well by these two. you really know how to pick them!

  28. MuseElle

    September 21, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I am simply in love your with your blog. I wish you even step foot in LA. There's still fashion people here! lol As I always say you wear the clothes, do not let the clothes wear you.

  29. Holly

    September 21, 2009 at 1:31 am


  30. flybynightkarmarepair

    September 21, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I do not wish to sit next to this gamine on the bus just after a warmish downpour. That is a seriously impractical garment, that coat.

    While this look intrigues me, and the elements work pretty well together, for reasons I cannot explain, no.

  31. nikky

    September 21, 2009 at 1:43 am

    i completely did not think i liked this ensemble at first glance, until i sincerely looked back at it and realized that it's a rather unique look.

    her shoes, her shirt print, and her expression are a great combo.

  32. Nick Leonard

    September 21, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Really love it.

  33. Poppy scott

    September 21, 2009 at 2:28 am

    why did you cut the photo's? Is it because you thought the tights and ripped top were to much?

    I know a lot of people who dress like this. She has the right face for the clothes. Beautiful.

  34. agent provocateur

    September 21, 2009 at 2:42 am

    she reminds me of a vagabond
    and i agree with your quip – it is definitely about how you wear it

  35. The Sunlight District

    September 21, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Har har har,

    you'd think, with that awesome train case, that she'd be able to afford clothes that fit.

    It looks like she raided a combination of her lil sister's and homeless grandpa's closet.

    But kudos for creativity though. She probably has better fashion sense on a more regular basis than I ever will.

  36. julieann

    September 21, 2009 at 3:09 am

    It serves to prove one should experiment & have fun when very young. Over 20 this would look more baglady than Kooky !

  37. Hanna Persson

    September 21, 2009 at 3:51 am

    right on.

  38. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Individually, I do not think any of these garments are appealing. Together however, they tell a story and that is what fashion should be all about. Also, how old is she?!

  39. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 4:17 am

    how taxi driver…

  40. Pearl Westwood

    September 21, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Love how she had the whole grunge look going on, then pairs it with the sweetest, girliest little suitcase ever!

  41. Charlotte

    September 21, 2009 at 5:58 am

    I love it…it sums up British style. Not polished and glossy, but slung together, and intentionally mussed up!

  42. Poppy

    September 21, 2009 at 6:13 am

    A completely fantastic jacket, it really looks amazing on her.

  43. ingefaer

    September 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

    doesn't inspire me, but anything goes at that age – sweet face.

  44. catarinaque

    September 21, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I just want her bag!

  45. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    When you are young and beautiful, you can do everything!
    When you are 40, you look like a

  46. alice

    September 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

  47. Anna

    September 21, 2009 at 8:35 am




    - Anna

  48. Holly

    September 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Right again Scott!!!

  49. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

    liking the boots. where could you get a pair like those?

  50. The Clever Pup

    September 21, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Awww Sart….
    as a 40something I can not seriously be inspired by a girl one-third my age. Shouldn't she be in school?

  51. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Can't say that I like her outfit, but I do like her spirit. Points for creativity.

  52. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I was scrolling down, and just looking at her face I could have sworn this was going to be a picture of a 5 year old… a bit unnerving to be honest. Love the boots though.

  53. Allen - East Hampton

    September 21, 2009 at 11:24 am

    You were right to take her picture, Sart. What is she – like 12?

  54. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    i want those boots…

  55. Bookworm

    September 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I'm not a big fan of the actual outfit, but I love that suitcase. It's very vintage-cool.

  56. SM

    September 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    cool! I wore my dad's coat exactly like this in the 80s. I think you have to be quite young for it to work, though.

  57. The Bird's Eye

    September 21, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    i love the funky boots!

  58. aggy

    September 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Your words- the essence of what personal style is. So true!

  59. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Where can I get boots like that? Shes so genuine and perfect!

  60. Bobbi Lewin

    September 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    She looks so much like the striped and easy girl on Sept 14

  61. Dr.Kraft

    September 21, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    this outfit rock it !!
    …only london this is so posible
    great pics

  62. Fashion4Life

    September 21, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    so true! i completely j'adore that suitcase by the way!

  63. desertwind

    September 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Right on, Sart.

    She's a doll.

    Why do older people think she won't turn it back-side-out when the weather turns?

    (I did the same at her age and young is adventurous not stupid.)

  64. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    PERFECT outfit. Suits her so beautifully for her age and attitude. Very fetching. Would love to see what she's wearing 10 years from now.


    September 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    wow.. just perfect!!!

  66. Alex

    September 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I know Billie! I worked with her in London, and she has the best sense of style–anything goes. Her personality is exactly the same, never a dull moment.

  67. Jack Daniel

    September 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Great shots! She's definitely one of a kind on this blog.
    I want her brief case!

  68. m.edwin

    September 21, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    this girl is inspiring.

  69. Hanna

    September 22, 2009 at 2:33 am

    I love the shoes and suitcase. It's funny because it makes me realize how young I look. I cannot tell how old this girl is (although she does look young to me) but I feel like I look about the same age as her and I am 21.

  70. evie

    September 22, 2009 at 5:29 am


  71. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 8:55 am

    love it

  72. AONIE

    September 22, 2009 at 9:12 am


  73. Dan

    September 22, 2009 at 11:57 am

    A 21st-century Maria Schneider!

  74. Erin

    September 22, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I think London will always be my favorite of your cities – such a no-fear, I-like-it-and-that's-what-matters attitude. I wish you shot there more.

  75. Annika

    September 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I love the contrast of the smart, sophisticated shoes in the background. What made you split this into two photos rather than one complete outfit?

    (Still I think if I saw this stomach exposing top in real life, I might think it was trashy)

  76. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Cute baby

  77. coco

    October 27, 2009 at 3:58 am

    She's too cute… like the girl in the movie Lolita

  78. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I like this outfit in separates- not together. However, the bag just makes the whole thing amazing.

  79. Anonymous

    November 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Great shoes. Where is her mother?

  80. Bianca

    December 30, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    She's either 16 or 17. Not sure, but I read her blog. Billie JD-

  81. Anonymous

    August 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    gawd…those boots! that suitcase!

  82. blog

    February 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

    isn't this that billie porter journalist person?

  83. Boxer's Adventures

    February 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    It is so obviously how you wear it, without mind to what it actually is. True!
    International Blog and Shop

  84. Dwain

    December 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    It’s Billie JD Porter. She’s 20… @billiejdporter

  85. Fabian

    October 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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