Thursday, December 4, 2008

On the Street….Milan, Italy


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  1. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 8:10 am

    like her eyebrows…

  2. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Two more cell phones… How much fashionable people seem to talk!

  3. nikkiJoon

    December 4, 2008 at 8:28 am

    looooooove it. this is exactly my current style!

  4. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 8:35 am

    these girls weare some kind of socks?i wonder the temperature in this days e, and i can’t imagine having my feet uncover with something!
    anyway, she’s very fancy!

  5. jen laceda

    December 4, 2008 at 8:51 am

    is that Twiggy reincarnated?

  6. Brigadeiro

    December 4, 2008 at 8:51 am

    wow, black from phone-to-toe! What I wouldn’t give to have her figure! Dressed so simply yet the effect is gorgeous!

  7. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Fantastic! She has an amazing face and charisma. Her clothes look so soft and nice, while at the same time sharp and elegant. The interesting thing about this look is that it wouldn’t be half as good on another person. The look is just perfect for her.

  8. Nare

    December 4, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I love the total black look is so elegant!!


  9. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 9:16 am

    She is beautiful, but so austere that she is also intimidating. I would be a little scared to talk to her.

  10. ANNA

    December 4, 2008 at 9:17 am

    is that a pea coat w/ leggings? brrrrr…she must have been cold.

  11. lux lisbon

    December 4, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I don’t find anything extraordinary in her outfit – she looks great in it, of course, but it’s nothing I haven’t seen in a UK shopping centre on a Saturday afternoon.

    I love this shot, though. Her wary expression, and the almost androgynous effect of her exaggerated brows and eye makeup, are fascinating.

  12. May Kasahara

    December 4, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Love those buttons AND love the eyebrows.

  13. Dan in Richmond

    December 4, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Beautiful look and another great photo, one of those that implies a whole story all by itself with a just few perfect elements. One for the book (I hope)?

  14. Paula

    December 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I love this picture :)

  15. Delighted and Charmed

    December 4, 2008 at 9:50 am

    This reminds me to feel less guilty about the times I wear all black and no color.

  16. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    December 4, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Love the look!

    The heavy brow make a very masculine look.

    Is that just me?

  17. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Cell phones has got to go.

  18. Erin

    December 4, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Hmm I’m actually not a fan of this. It’s just not…impressive. Her face is fantastic but I feel like her outfit just loses her.

    …but mostly I’ve just always wanted to be the first comment.

  19. Carla H

    December 4, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I’ve been reader of this blog for months it’s time that u form part of my links list :)

  20. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 10:51 am

    are we still not over the leggings-as-pants phenomenon?

  21. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 11:08 am

    A bit of a snorgasbored.

  22. Jack Daniel

    December 4, 2008 at 11:11 am

    funny thing is that this man in the background is doing the same thing.


  23. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 11:26 am

    is that imogen morris-clarke?

  24. Linda

    December 4, 2008 at 11:27 am

    i like the simplicity

  25. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 11:44 am

    bella ragazza,nice and soft

  26. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I think this is beautiful! Exactly what I would be wearing if I was brave enough to go outside in this grizzly british weather :)

    I love the natural style of her face and hair. Complete simple elegance. Love it.

  27. Kelly

    December 4, 2008 at 11:55 am

    When I look at this, I see an agitated waif. I’m sure it has its merits, but in the end, it’s a model wearing staple black clothes. The whole look could be from forever 21.

  28. Barbara

    December 4, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I love this!

  29. carrot

    December 4, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Seems to be missing something, like a skirt!

  30. The Concrete Commentator

    December 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    ok.. I love a nice strong defined brow, but damn. Those are bold! She pulls it off though, with her demanding style.

  31. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I love her style. I think she looks great, and it’s something you could wear on everyday errands. I also like the brows. I am so sick of overplucked brows that this is kind of refreshing.

  32. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Could cell phones be the cigarettes of the 21st century? Hazardous to your health? Good manners to go outside when using? Comforting to grab when you are alone in a crowd, a way to feel less self-conscious about being alone?

  33. Carolina Lange

    December 4, 2008 at 12:14 pm


  34. gail

    December 4, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    My first thought was “Twiggy!” (updated, of course). I love this girl’s look – everything from her eyebrows to the all black (which appears to be good quality). There is an easy elegance to her look, not everyone can pull it off so well. I wonder if her shopping bag is Wolford (they use the white ribbon). And, a great photo overall – her serioius expression and the men in the background.

  35. sinatra please

    December 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    leggings are sick, i see 60 girls dressed like that around my schools campus.

    … but i do love her eyebrows.

  36. Dominica

    December 4, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    another example that less is always MORE !
    Great detail concerning the extra-large buttons…

  37. Allen - East Hampton

    December 4, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    i like the pyramid effect of the coat’s buttons. it’s all in the details.

  38. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    When did fake eyebrows become a thing?

  39. Marie

    December 4, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    If I could look like that in a pea coat and leggings, I would wear that outfit every day.

    But the eyebrows — no, no, no!!

  40. suzanne nelson

    December 4, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I love her coat! i like the way her hairstyle complements her outfit. this photo goes to show to that if you wear all black, silhouette is the defining element. My only concern is that she looks as if she is about to burst into tears! Didn’t she want her photo taken by The Sartorialist? Doesn’t she know how many people would give their right arm to have that honour??

  41. Dennis

    December 4, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Forget the look, been there. Photo is great. All in black with the white bag in her hand, man in background in black with white phone. This is why I come to this site to see shots like this. bravo


  42. green lantern

    December 4, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Why is there so much communicating going on and so little communication? This picture says a lot without audible.

  43. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    She’s cute, but the look is an unremarkable office look. Sure it’s elegant and smart, but it was the look that every posh young woman had in the ’80s, and it’s not remarkable enough to be retro. I have been enjoying the revivals of fashions from my youth, but this is basically something that never went away.

  44. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    great hair/makeup.

    if she wasn’t so physically beautiful this look would pretty much be dead.

  45. Chi-Chi and the Greek Vintage

    December 4, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Yeah, I can see why some think this is typical…but it almost always works. Clean lines, quirky accents..(the lg. buttons on the jacket) classic elements, (ballet shoes) I love it!!

  46. Ausrine

    December 4, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    aww this is cute

  47. Toure

    December 4, 2008 at 6:37 pm


  48. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Love all the comments about the mobile(s)… I suspect that may be one of the reasons why you put this pic up? ;-)

    I do like this pic despite the mobile(s): I like to believe there’s a story here– something dramatic going on between this beautiful girl and the man behind her; there’s a sense of urgency in her beautiful but pensive face. Eludes to a possible scene in some espionage film. I love this…


  49. Sarah

    December 4, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    olala! I like her style, it’s so simple and it seems very comfortable but also beautiful. The photo is also great!

  50. andrea

    December 4, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    this is an unremarkable and impractical outfit but i love the way her eyes are done.

  51. The Stalwart Tree

    December 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

    beautiful silhouette – love it

  52. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 10:28 am

    My coat! last winter Zara coat by the way…

    Anyway, I can’t believe she is alive without socks on!!!

  53. midwesternsartorialist

    December 5, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Normally I just comment on the person clothes, but this picture.

    The all-black outfit mixed with her sadness:



  54. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    My coat too! I have just the same! ;)
    Great photo, she’s mistery in person…

  55. Matilde

    December 5, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I’m trying to figure out what’s so amazing about her besides her eyebrows.

  56. fashionfatwa

    December 5, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    beautifully lopsided.

  57. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Is she Dolores Doll?

  58. dai

    December 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    It’s really simple but I like it. I never wear all black, but she’s put together a good outfit; I would wear sth like this…
    I don’t think it would work out if the clothes were another colour. Even if they were all the same colour.

  59. DarkGoHard

    December 5, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    she is SO cute
    but stern!

    I love the shape black gives her

  60. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    This look seems a little dated– 2 years ago maybe something I’d photograph, but now it’s what my 15 year old sister in Michigan wears to high school.

  61. Smilla

    December 5, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Top half – fabulous coat, bag, hair and eyebrows. The rest – unbelievably ordinary.

    I’m concerned about her expression – not bad news I hope.

  62. Bill

    December 6, 2008 at 11:29 am

    very elegant without necessarily being expensive, but in terms of recreating…. i thought tights were not pants?

  63. mushkie

    December 6, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    her eyebrows are exceptional! reminds me of audrey hepburn!!!
    she looks scared though, which is most unlike audrey!

  64. guga

    December 6, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    The photo beautiful

  65. blumarine

    December 7, 2008 at 3:53 am

    oh god…she looks exactly like twiggy!!

  66. Evelyn

    December 7, 2008 at 10:02 am

    i love this combination..all black is always great, won’t go wrong.

  67. Alex

    December 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I LOVE this picure – it’s Italy Style!

  68. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    she’s beautiful, and the outfits lovely, i agree it wouldn’t really work in different colours…but must say overall just kind of boring? makes me say meh and shrug

  69. Tiger Fodder

    December 7, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    I love the little ballerina shoes.

  70. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    I feel like the two cellphoners are talking to eachother and don’t even know it

  71. Anonymous

    December 8, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    He’s got an interesting look. Very androgynous.

  72. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 2:44 am

    who is she? is she a model?

  73. candy

    December 10, 2008 at 4:05 am

    beautiful outfit and i would like to steal her legs :)


    December 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Is that Natalia Vodianova? Looks kind of like her, no?

  75. Alexa

    December 12, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Simple and chic. You can’t go wrong with black on black, especially in the combination of the ageless flats and leggings. The delicate flare in her pea coat almost poses as a dress. The large buttons top the refined ensemble perfectly!

  76. Mlle-Prekopova

    December 12, 2008 at 5:54 am

    She looks stunning !

  77. Anonymous

    December 12, 2008 at 11:40 am


  78. Anonymous

    December 13, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I love the eyebrows.

  79. Anonymous

    December 15, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    i’m pretty sure that she is a model… leaving a show, which is why she has such intense makeup on.
    incredibly beautiful…..

  80. Anonymous

    December 16, 2008 at 6:06 am

    she is sexy!!!

  81. Alisa

    December 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I think this photograph is amazing! Great perspective, symmetry, the fact that the images are in such pointed anti- communication with each other…wonderful!
    the twiggy throwback is beautiful.

  82. Anonymous

    December 25, 2008 at 11:50 am

    To those who are saying the look is “last season” (or perhaps 2 seasons ago) or uninteresting, I can only say that style is all about what works for YOU. This look WORKS for her – she looks stunning. It might look trendy, or boring, or uninspired on someone else, but she looks as if she were designed to dress like this. It suits the weather, it suits her mood, it suits her legs – It is pure fashion, as fashion is meant as a personal statement – its all about what works for you.

  83. Anonymous

    December 25, 2008 at 11:51 am

    To those who are saying the look is “last season” (or perhaps 2 seasons ago) or uninteresting, I can only say that style is all about what works for YOU. This look WORKS for her – she looks stunning. It might look trendy, or boring, or uninspired on someone else, but she looks as if she were designed to dress like this. It suits the weather, it suits her mood, it suits her legs – It is pure fashion, as fashion is meant as a personal statement – its all about what works for you.

  84. Anonymous

    December 25, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    When are you going to London to photograph? I think London will bring your portfolio je ne sais quoi.

  85. The Fashion Fiend

    December 27, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I love this. And thank GOD. Be gone, overplucked eyebrows! Full eyebrows FTW… seriously.

  86. Anonymous

    January 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I love this! Milan is my city!
    I’m an italian fashion victim..
    I do shopping in Galleria, via Vittorio Emanuele, via della Spiga..

  87. amduque

    January 9, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Beatfull this lady im black!!!
    The best!

  88. ladyee boutique

    January 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    She looks great! Lovely figure too.

  89. Liluko

    March 3, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Would this still work if she had dark hair? Or is the all black outfit “saved” from looking too depressing because she has blondish hair? Anyways, I agree she pulls it off nicely.

  90. acerrime

    August 6, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Almost androgynous? Facially, I couldn't tell. Wasn't sure until I hit the legs.

  91. Hank Freid

    July 23, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Italy is beautiful country. I have visited there with my family & it is absolutely fantastic tour for us

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