Thursday, September 29, 2011

On the Street….Racerback, Milan


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  1. Casey

    September 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Love the ankle boots (those zippers are hot!), love the skirt. The top, however, I don’t understand. Even a simple white blouse would’ve completed the outfit wonderfully.

  2. liza.

    September 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    This is simply beautiful.

  3. Fashion Me Wiild

    September 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Something about this ruffled skirt. So pretty. Great photo.

  4. LocalCeleb

    September 29, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Very daring ensemble.. Love the texture and little flare to the skirt/the belt and shoes..

  5. Tori Thompson

    September 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I am so on the racer-back train! I makes a woman’s back look so sexy!

  6. CBC

    September 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    love the boots and skirt…..

  7. peepingtom

    September 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm


  8. NYCboy

    September 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Very sexy and elegant nice legs too!

  9. Nym

    September 29, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Thank God for Italy.

  10. Angad

    September 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Cracking ensemble. Wish there was another angle, I want to see what the skirt/top look like from the front or side.

  11. KelJP

    September 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    All I can think of is that shirt couldn’t handle my 32DDDs.

  12. Leonora Flor

    September 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    The great photographer does it: makes a simple person hanging around looks contextualized with the colors and the moviment of where she is. Muito talentoso!!

  13. Lauren

    September 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    The skirt has nice texture and shape. Love the shoes!

    The Styleseer

  14. Fotautomat

    September 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    An elegant way of styling a grungy racerback. Love it.

  15. Hillary

    September 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Racy! I love the very open back! Shoulders are so sexy, but I could never pull this off myself. I definitely require a bra.

  16. BigDaddyMan

    September 29, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Racer back? Sure, but probably couldn’t catch’er.

  17. Kimberly

    September 29, 2011 at 9:44 pm


  18. liz

    September 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    amazing. amazing. amazing.

  19. Purseandco

    September 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Love that skirt! The shoes are very sensual but the top… I’d use it only for the gym!

  20. AnthonyC

    September 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Exposure of the back using a swim suit cut – I can’t even analyze rationally – it’s just plain sexy.

  21. Nikki

    September 29, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    im in love with this whole outfit!
    from the boots, to the racerback to the skirt

  22. steve

    September 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    some like it hot…some like it hotter!
    what we must wonder is how a frontal shot would look.
    do tell scott…

  23. ADJ

    September 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    This woman is something else. I love the sass and confidence! Especially when you can tell that about her from behind.

  24. paul Gonzales

    September 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Amazing shot!

  25. Clara Turbay

    September 29, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    So confident!

  26. Michelle

    September 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    i wish my back was that toned!

  27. jen

    September 29, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    ah…to not need a bra! ;) this mixture of lo-fi casualness on her upper half (including the hair!), and the more refined, exact fit and quality of wear on her lower half is always attractive to me…

  28. Annie Chin

    September 29, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    looks pretty!

  29. Anna

    September 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    love the concept. hate the fit…

  30. JayYun

    September 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Beautiful cutting dress. Love dress.

  31. kendal croix

    September 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Love a tank top with a skirt. Always.

  32. Chloe

    September 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

    i dont get the shirt tooo – but the rest – absolutely amazing!

  33. Perfection in imperfection

    September 30, 2011 at 12:30 am

    This lass shows that being imperfect can be chic.

    The belt’s askew, the skirt’s riding up. Her hair color is running. Her legs, while toned, are a bit strange upon closer inspection – there’s a little bump in the midde of the lower right leg.

    Still, loads of us would still love to be her.

  34. érica

    September 30, 2011 at 1:07 am

    the top is ugly…

  35. Judi

    September 30, 2011 at 1:30 am

    SOme of these comments are so irrelevant
    The racerback is sexy!

  36. Mandi

    September 30, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Even though the racer back doesn’t match the skirt and heels in style, I love that it gives the outfit a quirky edge. She can definitely pull it off

  37. Twoguysandapug

    September 30, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Agree on the top seeming complicated or out of place, but a beautiful back like that should be seen.

  38. jas

    September 30, 2011 at 3:05 am

    the hem on the skirt is awesome

  39. La Perle

    September 30, 2011 at 3:16 am

    That is exquisite – sporty, classy and fun. All of it is something to aspire for. For all the wacky outfits in Paris at the moment for Fashion Week, I gravitate towards to beautifully cut and beautifully fitting ensembles – there is something mesmerizing about them.

  40. Natalia

    September 30, 2011 at 3:20 am

    This lady is pulling it off well because she has a nice figure. The racer back top with the ankle boots are there to remind you of her confidence and audacious nature.

  41. A

    September 30, 2011 at 3:23 am

    She’s well dressed and probably super pretty. However, I don’t believe in showing your back when you’re this thin.

  42. mstrdavidpop

    September 30, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Love the shape her outfit creates! .


  43. Name*

    September 30, 2011 at 3:38 am

    very cool

  44. Sanna

    September 30, 2011 at 3:41 am

    that top is perfect! been looking for a top like that for a long time.

  45. Crónicas de mi armario

    September 30, 2011 at 3:54 am

  46. The life after

    September 30, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Love this outfit! The ankle boots and the skirt are super cool.

  47. AMI

    September 30, 2011 at 3:59 am

    This is called a sporty elegance :)

    Pozdrawiam. AMI

  48. Elisa Eymery

    September 30, 2011 at 4:02 am

    She’s mastering great fashion contrasts: completely relaxed androgyny combined with classic feminity. I love it (and I love her hair too).


  49. Glitzy_sey

    September 30, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Gorgeous Back!
    It’s just perfect outfit for Unusual very hot Autume in London.

  50. B.

    September 30, 2011 at 4:06 am

    With a skirt like that you would definately expect a nice silk top or a blouse, but I think this grey casual top makes it more original.
    And we should’t forget it was really hot yesterday

  51. nyrha

    September 30, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Stunning skirt and beautiful pic!


  52. Titou

    September 30, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Great shot, great look.

  53. Dani

    September 30, 2011 at 4:22 am


    {This is one of those times, one word will suffice!}

  54. fashionxxi

    September 30, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Nice skirt!

  55. María

    September 30, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Oh, very cool. this sexy t-shirt is a fabulous combination with such elegant skirt. Wonderful heels!! What a sensual back…

  56. Fashionthroughtravel

    September 30, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I absolutely love this mix of a tshirt and such shoes and skirt, it looks fabulous! The cut of the tshirt is extremely sexy and it makes me want to know more about her – mission accomplished!

  57. Johnny

    September 30, 2011 at 5:10 am

    High fashion in the streets: only in Milan, AMAZING!!!!


  58. Ylenia

    September 30, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Very elegant!
    I love your blog! ;)

  59. Charikleia

    September 30, 2011 at 5:13 am

    This is again a no-no. The texture of the skirt (which is lovely) does not match the top, and their contrast is not a “good” one.

    Nicely toned lady, lovely shoes too, but the total outfit doesn’t work for me.

    Kisses from Greece!

  60. Erica

    September 30, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Fantastic contrast between sporty and elegant!

  61. Giada

    September 30, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I don’t appreciate a sporty top like that mixed with such an elegant skirt and high heels…


  62. Martine

    September 30, 2011 at 6:11 am

    The top is definitely sexy. The back is one of the sexier areas to show off, and I like the idea of a sporty top. If she wore a white blouse the outfit would be boring. Its not out of place, its exactly what it should be to keep the outfit from being frumpy. The fact that so many people think a blouse would go here explains why most people don’t dress that well. No imagination.

  63. serdane

    September 30, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Who is it ? Anyway… the skirt is pretty awesome, so nice to make a party with !!

  64. samia

    September 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

    i think this is the hottest photo on sartorialist. love that back and the perfect play between fun and sexy.

  65. Yvonne

    September 30, 2011 at 7:16 am

    wow love this!

  66. antique engagement rings

    September 30, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Very sexy…..Enough said!

  67. BlackWhiteTaffy

    September 30, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I LOVE THE TOP!!! SO HOT!! i WISH there was a front picture because the back look amazing!!


  68. Is

    September 30, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I don’t know what you’re all talking about, this photo is PERFECTION. :)

  69. linda

    September 30, 2011 at 8:12 am

    only an “it” girl could get away with this super cool look

  70. blue roses

    September 30, 2011 at 8:34 am

    the shoulder blades are the sexiest design on the human frame.

    love that she paired such a casual blouse with a formal skirt.

  71. Theafternoontea

    September 30, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I like her skirt! Frances

  72. IS THIS IT? models review

    September 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

    She looks great from this angle – but I’ so curious about “the dark side of the moon”… :)

  73. nicola

    September 30, 2011 at 9:42 am

    i dont get it at all.. nice shoes great body but the rest doesnt work for me :(

  74. Ben

    September 30, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Wow, incredibly sexy. She certainly has the body for it. Amazing photo!

  75. anonymous

    September 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Very sexy! I wouldn’t have paired such a casual shirt with this skirt, but it comes off.

  76. Mata

    September 30, 2011 at 10:56 am


  77. Nomadic D

    September 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

  78. Milena

    September 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I don’t get it either… the skirt

  79. Maria Silvia

    September 30, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Meraviglioso questo outfit
    so inspiring!!
    your blog is so amazing :)
    Mary from

  80. LUCIA

    September 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm

  81. Heather Strang

    September 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Gorgeous! I think this is the first thing I’ve seen on here that even I would feel comfortable wearing. Stunning and sexy and hot and fashionable. You nailed it Sartorialist. Although, you always do. :)

  82. Ryssa

    September 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    She’s got the back to pull it off! I think it’s the belt that really brings it together for me. The top looks like she’s been taking some lessons from this article. Love it when it works!

  83. Maartje

    September 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    It doesn’t really work for me.. I don’t like the fit of the skirt on her, and even though many commenters are saying she has an amazing body, I think she’d look better with a few extra pounds.. But well, that generally goes up for most women posted on the blog (or anywhere in the fashion world for that matter).

  84. Stjulienlepauvre

    September 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Love it; it’s hard to believe someone can be beautiful, even from the back. Wow, GREAT photo!

  85. clarity enhanced diamonds

    September 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I agree…. a great photo!

  86. Copper Etiquette

    September 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm

  87. marilena

    September 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

  88. megan

    September 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    stunning! total combination of badass and class.

  89. une chatte grise

    September 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Very sensual look, and the contrast between the casual top and the more structured & “dressy” skirt is terrific. Love the way the scoops on the shirt echo the flippy bit at the bottom of the skirt, too!

  90. Kaye Awatin

    October 1, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Simple yet chic look! that one is a lovely skirt!

    xx Kaye

  91. Dlight

    October 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

    So sexy!

    Dlight From Paris, La Rue A Du Style

  92. MOBUS

    October 1, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Nice look!! Want the same skirt !!

  93. Aga

    October 1, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Lovely outfit!

  94. Marcel Da Chump

    October 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Am I the only one intrigued by her choice of belt and how perfectly it all ties together?

  95. LIZPR

    October 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

  96. Xyryl

    October 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Hot. Sophisticated. Sexyback.

  97. Bohemian Style

    October 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    So sexy! Love the pattern of the belt.

  98. kallixti

    October 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Great outfit, wish there were a little more muscle or meat to hold it up…certainly something about the racerback demands it!

  99. louiseconville

    October 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I love this. It’s not perfect, yet it’s extremely captivating, and entirely sexy. That back, that hair, the almost out-of-sight eternal image on her right shoulder blade.

    The ill-fit of the top adds to the look in my opinion, and the shoes are va-va.

  100. Luis

    October 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Is she Barbara Martelo???

  101. MELISSA

    October 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm



    • Martine

      July 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm


  102. peta

    October 3, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Bringing sexy back – literally. Love this look.

  103. enhanced diamonds

    October 3, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Beautiful…….A lovely photo!

  104. Martine

    October 3, 2011 at 8:21 am

    II think she looks absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t want to see even one extra pound on her. Why do people think its OK to say that a perfectly healthy girl needs to gain weight, but if anyone even suggests an overweight girl needs to LOSE wight its somehow wrong. This woman is perfect. And comments about the persons body are really in bad taste.

  105. Ali

    October 3, 2011 at 10:39 am

    That top combined with her posture makes her look sickly. The outfit is ill fitting as well.

  106. vv

    October 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    love… its very unexpected :)

    reminds me of the australian bazzar fashion editor.. she always has the most amazing amazing outfits!

  107. Sundal

    October 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I’m obsessed with racerbacks and this one is super sexy. If anyone can tell me where to find a similar one with this drapey barely-there quality, please let me know.

    Love the unexpected pairing with the pencil skirt too, I’m going to try this one myself.

  108. thefashionguitar

    October 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Very sexy, and I love the navy/grey combination

    XO Charlotte

  109. Sartor Resartus

    October 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

    What’s not to like ??

  110. frederic amouyé

    October 13, 2011 at 7:33 am


  111. Theresa

    October 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    she exudes such confidence standing there all alone.

  112. Sherrie

    November 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Super sexy. Wish we could see what the front looks like as well… do tell scott

  113. Kathleen Shaw

    April 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I love her outfit. Just fabulous! Yes she is thin, but not too thin. She is what she is. I’m not so sure what people are thinking when they make comments about peoples weight. I am naturally, very thin, and I eat healthy food all day long! That’s how I am. So back to the outfit. Love the colors and especially the boots! Very sexy look.

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