Thursday, February 26, 2009

On the Street……Kate, London


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  1. Michael

    February 26, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Platinum white hair with Ray Bans on a more mature woman- HOT.

  2. Niki

    February 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I am so envveous of that hair! Gees, she is gorgeous.

  3. J. Rene'

    February 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    OMG, I LOVE U KATE! Totally smokin hot per usual!

  4. Tracy

    February 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    she looks great but whats with the freaky insect with the pincers next to her handbag??

  5. Maria

    February 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I agree with Michael on the platinum hair + raybans being awesome. and i LOVE her bag, but what the hell is that huge beetle thing doing there?

  6. Jessie

    February 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    My word, I love that woman…

  7. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    is that a giant beetle attacking her hand bag?

  8. M A Z P E

    February 26, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Mmmm what is that black lobster on the side of the picture on top of the handbag????

  9. GB

    February 26, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    what is her full name?

  10. Emily

    February 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    What’s the big insect-looking thing near her bag??

  11. mimi.

    February 26, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    She looks like Andy Warhol

  12. Aileen

    February 26, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    La Lanphear is simply HOT!

  13. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Let’s acknowledge the giant beetle. I hope its a purse accessory. Without it the bag would drag.

  14. theheadcrusher

    February 26, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    what’s that beetle thing on the right side of the photo?

  15. maria a. bogdanova

    February 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    she always looks so good without really trying

  16. Virginia M Byers

    February 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    what is that giant but in the corner?

  17. chicNYC

    February 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    great pic, but looks like she’s about to get robbed by that freaky lobster claw thing

  18. The Concrete Commentator

    February 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    love her hair, and the bag is great! is that a a crab claw i see on the right near her bag, or am I seeing things?

  19. Daily Kopfkino

    February 26, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    She reminds me of Robyn (Swedish singer)… Very 80′s, so cool.

  20. KD

    February 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Black is always great! It gives a nice contrast with the white hair and all black.

    By the way…what’s the thing next to the bag?

  21. Adriana

    February 26, 2009 at 5:55 pm


  22. suzanne nelson

    February 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    A classic look done really well.
    Slightly worried by whatever it is disappearing out of the right of the photo.. what is it?? an over-cooked lobster? some kind of giant London cockroach? Does she know it’s there? did anyone tell her??

  23. Jack Daniel

    February 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    She is supercool!

  24. Jim

    February 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    a modern day remake of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (must be the Ray Bans) 48 years later, fabulous!

  25. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    what is that scorpion thing at the bag!??!

  26. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    It’s the female counterpart of Andy Warhol. Beautiful!

  27. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I’m slightly confused by what looks to be a black lobster claw near her bag …

  28. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Is it just me or has a stag beetle flown into the picture close to the camera, it doesnt look to be attached to the bag!!!

  29. Morgan

    February 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Kate is not that old! Maybe early 30s? I think this photo/angle makes her look older… she is beautiful though.

  30. Brigadeiro

    February 26, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    She looks gorgeous as always, but I’m intrigued, what’s that black insect/thing on the right of the picture near that amazing bag?

  31. Huguenot

    February 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    andy warhol?

  32. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    lovely cockroach

  33. Emmet

    February 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    it reminds of Andy Warhol..the hair and sun-glasses….good job!!- emmet

  34. Hellena

    February 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    She is lovely but what’s that next to her bag? it looks like a black lobster :-$

  35. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    it looks like a giant ant is attacking her bag from stage right. what is that?

  36. devinf

    February 26, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Mysterious pulled off by the platinum do and studded purse. wow.

  37. Stephanie

    February 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    hello my long lost twin….?
    this coat is STYLISH, in a word. wish we could see her shoes, but i can imagine they’re fabulous.

  38. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    …is that a giant beetle hanging off of her bag?

  39. Room4777

    February 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm


  40. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Dear Sart,

    I adore this picture but most of all I love the comments concerning this picture!

    Could you please tell us the (I can imagine brilliant story of the giant black lobster?)

    Thank you Sart, keep up the good work!

  41. The Sartorialist

    February 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    i have no idea what it is but we were very close to the British Natural History Museum….and the McQueen boutique

  42. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    she looks great as usual…seriously when people have style…what can you do…:)

  43. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    This is the first time that a Sartorialist fashion pic contains a sense of beauty and menace. Almost Hitchcockian. Yeahoo for the bag bug :) I foretell a directional fashion sense here.

  44. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Platinum Blonde – Ambition.

    All you need is a studded handbag and your done.

    And maybe a hint of retro sunglasses.

    Nothing more nothing less.


  45. Jérôme

    February 26, 2009 at 8:45 pm


    LOL… That is funny… Her statement seems to be: Remember the lobsters – On the brink of extinction!

    But i love it. Carrie put an accent on her weddingdress with a bird and Kate wears a lobster. Great.

    A bientôt,

  46. Peter Miszuk

    February 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    haha its all the beetles i took from the mulberry store the night before! oh i was obsessed with the bedazzled beetles!

  47. Peter Miszuk

    February 26, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Mullberry is all about the beetles, I think I had about 15 that I, left throughout london!

  48. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    london fashion is so intriguing !!
    please post more photos of london fashion.

  49. George

    February 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Definitely Robyn!

  50. DP

    February 26, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    the answer to the crustaceous riddle is inside the parcel and judging by the looks of it, she keeping her deal close.

  51. john benjamin pritchett

    February 26, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    The giant claw is trying to steal her bag! Get away damn claw!!!

  52. indigo warrior

    February 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Hasn’t anyone heard about the giant insects that are replacing miniature dogs as the accessory du jour? I heard Paris named hers Eeeewww.

    I love the convertable-ness of her jacket – the whole bottom zips off right? I’ve been wondering how the whole giant hardware look works with these bags – everything else needs to be pretty understated huh? I’ll have to go to Tarjay boutique and see what’s going on. Great look.

  53. ugg

    February 26, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    hot damn!!

  54. greenjeans

    February 26, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I wish I was this lady’s assistant.

  55. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Someone rescue Gregor!

  56. modern antoinette

    February 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I love that bag and also her hair cut. She looks adorable

  57. augusta

    February 26, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    her hair is awesome.. but that scorpion thingie is freakin me out

  58. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Please Sir,

    Can we have some of London….


  59. diane

    February 27, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Sart, this is my favorite post ever! Could not stop laughing at all of the funny comments. Thank you so much. Great!

  60. Jessica

    February 27, 2009 at 12:17 am

    her studded bag is superb – but … is that a scorpion eating it?!!? lol.

  61. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Oh, Sart, I hope you were a gentleman and saved her from this would-be purse snatcher of a beetle. He must have been a tricky sucker, not to mention terrifying, what with his ability to suspend himself in midair. But we all believe in you.

    Sart to the rescue!

  62. allison

    February 27, 2009 at 1:40 am

    her hair is brilliant!

  63. kamo

    February 27, 2009 at 1:47 am

    i may have solved the beetle mystery!

    the ladies at posted these pics of the mulberry presentation (in london), where very similar looking critters were used as decoration:

    i’m thinking kate was there and snatched one as an accessory!

  64. jessirs

    February 27, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Who is the bag by? That is my question.

  65. nikipaniki

    February 27, 2009 at 1:55 am

    I love her hair! I wish I could carry such style.

  66. paprika girl

    February 27, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I love this photo, her hair, smile, glasses … :)

  67. Isa

    February 27, 2009 at 2:25 am

    She looks great !
    Love the contrast between her hair and her outfit ‘s colors…

  68. Farren

    February 27, 2009 at 2:39 am

    who is her bag by?! i love it. <3

  69. princess glee

    February 27, 2009 at 3:39 am

    I see this beautiful photo and my weariness for black goes away. I remember why black is so indispensible and always so freakin’ chic. Love it, just love it all over again.
    The Andy Warhol-esque hair and shades are cool too.

  70. Breathless

    February 27, 2009 at 3:50 am

    All I can see is that freaky beetle.

  71. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Where can I find that bag?? Who is it by?? i love it!

  72. indie

    February 27, 2009 at 4:27 am

    hahaa this is such a surprising picture!

  73. Mercurialblonde

    February 27, 2009 at 5:06 am

    That is a scary scary bug. I hope she made it out okay.

  74. XAVS

    February 27, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Nice photo, and lovely smile…

  75. Dahl

    February 27, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Someons can tell me who she is?
    I have seen her in many street fashion shots. She always looks great. I suppose she is an editor,
    isn’t she?

  76. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 6:49 am

    is this robyn the singer?

  77. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 27, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Love the outfit!

  78. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 7:33 am

    After you took this photo, did the giant charred insect take a bite out of her? just curious.

  79. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 8:22 am

    It’s a Mulberry Bug.., I assume she went to the Mulberry party on Monday..Bugs all over the place..

  80. raul b

    February 27, 2009 at 8:43 am

    my favorite lady!!

  81. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Insext-infested Bag aside, this look was possible-to-excellent any time over the past 30 years. And that’s what makes it so good.

  82. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Andy Warhol??

  83. Shadan Saber

    February 27, 2009 at 9:39 am

    ultimate *chic*

  84. linh

    February 27, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Major girl-crush. I love it when you post pics of Kate. My favorite are Chelsea after the rain and this one, because of her smile and the crazy pincher reaching out to snatch her Mulberry.

  85. Iheartfashion

    February 27, 2009 at 10:33 am

    The Mulberry bug is a little distracting but lends the outfit a touch of the surreal.

  86. veronique

    February 27, 2009 at 11:03 am

    You take a picture, and it turns out that a mystery object appears in it. Scary! Just like in “Blow Up”.

  87. simplyolive

    February 27, 2009 at 11:10 am

    the first thing i notice, is obviously, her great hair.
    the second thing…and i had to refocus my eyes a bit…is that giant insect creeping into the frame. is it part of her bag??
    or some joke-ster trying to be amusing??

  88. Stephanie

    February 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I'm having so much fun reading all the beetle comments- hilarious! This is my favorite post ever. I love it, creepy bug & all!

  89. stealthnerd

    February 27, 2009 at 11:33 am

    She is SUCH a gorgeous woman–even prettier in person and BEYOND sweet to work with! LOVE to see her still looking so fierce!

  90. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 11:55 am


  91. Like Porcelain

    February 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    kate, always great!

  92. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Who is she?

  93. monique

    February 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    She always looks good. Love the coat but I especially love the creature from the black lagoon bogarting into the shot…. She’s smiling, unaware that she’s about to get eaten up!

  94. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    without her hair, she’s nothing.

  95. Kent Brockman

    February 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have only this picture, but what we’ve seen speaks for itself. London has been taken over – conquered, if you will – by a master race of giant style ants. It’s difficult to tell from this vantage point whether they will consume the captive British or merely enslave them. One thing is for certain, there is no stopping them; the ants will soon be here. And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted arbiter of style, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.

  96. xtinamarie

    February 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    it’s my hero! kate lanphear, style director at elle!

    and i somewhat resent michael’s comment that she was “more mature” even if he meant it as a compliment.

  97. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    That is kate lanphear. Gorgeous as always.

  98. cecilia

    February 28, 2009 at 1:00 am

    I love her hair and her sunglasses, but then you all pointed out the bug on her bag, and now I can’t see anything else. Eww.

  99. alice

    February 28, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Great photo Sart & even better comments I laughed so much. Evenso she looks scared, ummm London… make that just cold.

  100. Yvonne

    February 28, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Queen Kate with the hair, ray bans, the stud bag and the smile…

  101. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

    As a biologist, I have to say I love the crustacean touch on her bag……….. : ) A whole new take on accessories in the same color palette.

    But I definitely couldn’t pull this accessories look off, even among my biologist friends.

  102. CW

    March 1, 2009 at 10:33 am

    The bag saves the outfit from being dull.

  103. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 1:43 am

    For goodness sake, its just a garden variety bag bug. We see them all the time here in New Zealand. Make great pets.

  104. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 7:20 am

    The look is nice, but not amazingly unique or stylish or beautiful. Don’t you see plenty of girls walking around the city looking like this? I do (I’m in Sydney). Nice but not incredible…

  105. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Sart, please explain the stag beetle.

  106. Joana

    March 2, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Kate, she’s the best. Such a great style she has, and I would kill to have that hair :)

  107. ten thousand things

    March 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Great pic and comments! Looks like the beetle’s being held by someone standing next to her rather than attached to her bag though…

  108. Geraldine

    March 2, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    That constrast with her hair and outfit is so chic. Love it!


  109. Paolo

    March 3, 2009 at 9:36 am


  110. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    why does everybody make the same coments? “uh what is that thing…”
    it is terribly dull

  111. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    when i see these photos i just wanna move to NYC, My god

  112. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Oh my god, she’s soo coool!!!

  113. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Andy Warhol inspired :)

  114. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Who is Kate? I’m new here, but would love to see more photos of her. Yes, the claw….hum.

  115. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Love the bag! Is the black creature attached to the it?

  116. travelbug

    March 8, 2009 at 12:04 am

    What a riot! I’ve read the posts and I’m not the only one who thinks there’s a big black crustacean creature trying to grab her bag.

    Sort of takes the attention off her cool pose. But it’s memorable!

  117. Anonymous

    March 9, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Beetle aside, this is so London right now.

  118. josephine

    March 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Kate rocks a black and white palette like nobody I’ve ever seen.

  119. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Love her Marc Jacobs bag. < 3

  120. Anonymous

    August 30, 2009 at 7:00 am

    what's on her bag?

  121. Christian Louboutin Sale

    July 29, 2010 at 4:45 am

    I don't usually reply to posts but I will in this case.

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