Friday, July 11, 2008

On the Street………. Ragazze of Florence


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  1. fashionfatwa

    July 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

    the girl on the top: bless her, she spoilt that sweet dress with the made-for-home shoes and the made-for-war bag. I suppose some people will think the shoes and bag spunkify the dress but I’m afraid its just haram.

    the girl on the bottom: this is a beautiful shot. and she is so halal. you captured the all-american tomboy perfectly.

  2. dizzybeatle

    July 11, 2008 at 9:19 am

    ~ReD and WhiTe~

    always a good mix!

  3. shoe-addict-mom

    July 11, 2008 at 9:25 am

    love these shots – stripes are so in now!

  4. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Er, ragazzE?

  5. simplyolive

    July 11, 2008 at 9:27 am

    these gals look so refreshing in their stripes.

  6. Alexis

    July 11, 2008 at 9:34 am

    oh, that’s really neat. you managed to find two outfits that share identical stripes! i really love the first girl’s outfit – it looks like a simple, chic, cotton dress.

    satorialist: you are amazing at what you do!

  7. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Very cute and summer

    and its ragazze


  8. Gabriela

    July 11, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I don’t really like the Where is Wally stripes, but it does work in both of them.

    #1 That light!

    #2 That hair!

  9. Daniel Lisbon

    July 11, 2008 at 10:05 am


    “Ragazze” of Florence


  10. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Ragazze (fem. pl.)

  11. Miguel

    July 11, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Like the look on both chicks… I have always been partial to orange and some of my favorite ties are variatios of that color. I specially like the dress in the top photo and the converse shoes in the botton. Converse bring back memories from my childhood.

    Great pictures!

  12. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Ragazze of Florence…

  13. Adiel

    July 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I love that coral color! and the lighting in the first pic is lovely!

  14. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Coolness :) These ladies show us that stripes are not to be feared. Love the stars and stripes on the vintage-y chucks. :)

  15. Carolina Lange

    July 11, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I love stripes! Very nice photos!

  16. Librarian N

    July 11, 2008 at 11:01 am

    I like the demure fold on the top of her blouse in contrast to the massive bricks of the building.

  17. lord sessa

    July 11, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Right in the first one,wrong in the second.The difference? Individuality and charm in one,vulgarity and sameness in the other.

  18. Johanna

    July 11, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Love the pairing of the dress with the bronze skin

  19. foodhogger

    July 11, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Orange. Love. It.

  20. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 11:23 am

    They truly look Florentine! Flat shoes are ubiquitous in Florence, and the Florentine women manage to look chic wearing them.

  21. James Taylor

    July 11, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Ah, Firenze. It’s a great city for people watching, and you see some very interesting styles. Funny that these two are wearing the same stripes. The second girl is standing near Pasticceria Paszkowski in Piazza della Repubblica, and in front of the Edison bookstore, two of Florence’s oldest establishments.

  22. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 11:33 am

    These are ragazze.

  23. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 11:37 am

    I really loved that second look, really casual, and the girl is sooo beautiful!

  24. Enrique

    July 11, 2008 at 12:00 pm


  25. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    The first woman looks so natural and comfortable. And stylish! Really, really lovely! This is what beauty is all about, NOT who can cover themselves in the greatest number of designer labels. This is the kind of photo I’ve been dying to see you bring back after a slew of so many models and Vogue staffers. Thank you!

  26. A la Femme

    July 11, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I am usually not a converse fan or a sneaker fan period for that matter but I’m kind of liking hers. The design brings such new life to a classic. Not to mention the fading of the shoes is just the charater that makes the shoes just right. Nice!!

  27. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I love the collar on that first top.

  28. torontonian

    July 11, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    these ladies look fabulous in their stripes and flat comfy shoes! the birks on the first girl are gorgeous! sart, thanks for showing us that birks are more glam than granola!

  29. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    I haven’t seen a pair of US flag Chucks like that since I was a very small kid…..basically Bicentennial year. I didn’t even know they made them anymore. The ones I saw back then were low rise, but I dig ‘em either way.

  30. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    It’s Where’s Waldo, not Wally :-)

  31. K.B.

    July 11, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Yipes, stripes! The sundress is particularly nice. Very fresh, and a nice neckline treatment. Striped polo with denim shorts — cliche or classic? The shoes add a little sass — plain white sneaks would definitely be cliche.

  32. iggle

    July 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    The dress in the top pic is from H&M a year or two ago, i wish it had fitted me… Such lovely colours.

  33. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I love her converse and also the colour of her shirt..but her shorts!?
    It`s not a good combination in my opinion.

  34. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    simply cool

  35. Barbara

    July 11, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    So cute! Love everything about this outfit. Wish I could pull off the high tops! Great legs!

  36. arline

    July 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I like the outfit of the first girl in stripes,but not the second one so much. I do love her hair though.

  37. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    In italian, as in most latin languages, words have “gender”.
    Ragazzi vs. ragazze is a clear example because it refers to boys and girls, but in general “i” indicates plural for masculine words while “e” indicates plural for feminine words.

  38. style slicker

    July 11, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    last pic: Brilliant combo

  39. monique

    July 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Both girls look great.

    The second look is something very few people could pull of but it works well on her. What a great neck and posture. Fantastic legs. Her expression is confident, fun-loving and full of curiosity.

    Plus, she’s my hair sister. Trust me, it’s so hard to make hair this curly/kinky look any particular way without a professional. It tells YOU what it’s going to do that day and today it told her “I’m gonna have fun so you should too.”

  40. Candace

    July 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    The lighting and background in the first photo is wonderful. And I just LOVE the coral and green combo!

  41. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    The girl in the second photo is amazing! I love it all. This is true unafraid cool. She’s gorgeous, humorous, chic and smart. This is the first picture in a while that got me right in the heart and gut–pow!–that stab of remembrance that we’re all REALLY alive.

    Ouch. Time to wake up.

  42. Just Me

    July 11, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Wonderful, easy summery outfits. Beautiful!

  43. mareGa

    July 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I’m loving the second girl’s attitude, I’m not really into her outfit, even though that it reflects the way Italian teens dress in a daily basis (or so the ones I met).

    And with the best of the meanings, its ‘ragazze’.

  44. Milena Serbia

    July 11, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    sooo cute :)
    the cigarette is kinda ruining the pic..

  45. Krista...

    July 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Love The Top One (Green W. Envy)


    July 11, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve never felt so warm looking at a picture…i love the first shot.


  47. Leeza

    July 11, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Am I the only one that feels aggravated by all the people who felt the need to correct the italian grammar in the title? honestly. this is about the clothes, take your nitpicking comments elsewhere and let the rest of us enjoy the lovely photos and outfits.

  48. Robert Woolley

    July 11, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    BELLA! How wonderful are these two ladies. such beautiful figures and style of their own. great finds

  49. Shopaholic D

    July 12, 2008 at 12:26 am

    that first dress is beautiful and the lighting is amazing!

    :) D

  50. Adam

    July 12, 2008 at 3:49 am

    1) absolutely love the lighting in the first picture. the dress, though not particularly inspiring, serves more to complement this woman’s natural beauty.

    2) i like everything about the laid back attitude the second girl has. except, of course, for those god-awful chucks. american flags on clothing are just so…. tacky.

    3) i love how so many people felt more compelled to provide the correct spelling of “ragazze” than to offer any comments about the ragazze in question.

  51. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 4:10 am

    So Americana the second look, but in Italy nonetheless. I feel she makes it fresh to channel a bit of patriotism especially in such a financially dour time.


  52. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Smoking is soooooo cool…

  53. Delilah Garside

    July 12, 2008 at 8:48 am

    The only thing that could make the bottom one better would be a shrunken sports jacket.

  54. LuLu124

    July 12, 2008 at 10:18 am

    ooh the warm stripes trend is so great for the summer!! love the first outfit!! :)

  55. UES boy

    July 12, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    damn I wish I was free enough to go back to Piazza della Republica. And I miss the rusticated stone of the medici palace. ‘sigh’.

  56. Hin Who.

    July 12, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I have never have been a fan of those Converses but it fits perfectly. And I have a thing for horizontal stripes. Both girls: lovely.

  57. Pandora

    July 12, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Lots of EU countries are introducing smoking bans in bars and restaurants, therefore you and the Sart will see more smokers outside on the sidewalk.

  58. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I love both of these. Yet more reasons why Florence is my favourite city. I have to say though to those who have made the flat shoe comments – really, with the stone streets there one’s feet would get worn out otherwise. I wear heels all the time in North America but when I was there in May I wore heels only one night. It was just too much of a pain to walk anywhere. Good thing that flats are adorable. :)

  59. Bombchell

    July 12, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    love the 2nd lady’s shirt!

    =/ used to have one like that, highly faded, actually i doubt it was ever this bright.

    & her hair rocks

  60. cigalechanta

    July 12, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Both I like. The first women looks like she is very tall??
    The other has a more playful style(and great legs)

  61. Anonymous

    July 13, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Anonymous said:
    It’s Where’s Waldo, not Wally”

    Further correction: in America it’s known as “Waldo” but to us it is, (and always has been for as long as I can remember) “Wally”.
    I never quite got what the different name was all about, but oh well! Same dude…

    Personally, although i do kind of agree with the other comment about flags on clothing usually being a tad “tacky” i DO love those star spangled converse boots as an exception. They are faded just right and it goes with her shorts and over all look wonderfully!

  62. V

    July 13, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I love the first girl’s relaxed hairstyling and the fact that she’s brave enough to wear an horizontally striped dress! Brava!

    And the second pic is sooo inspiring! Really I have to get out of the house and get a tan, so I can wear shorts too!

  63. Eddie in the corner

    July 13, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Girl one looks great in that dress. Good fit.. sweet and comfortably sexy and modest at the same time. I’m fantasizing that the bracelet might have just a touch of coral in it too. I wonder about the bag (yes it works with the shoes.. but) Seems heavy and winter and masculine. Probably a utilitarian choice that day. I do picture her with something light (in color and feel) – same scale and function – but as Spring as her smile.

  64. Nia

    July 13, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Goodness, it’s a good thing he’s even making an EFFORT to incorporate Italian into his everyday posts, so leave his grammar alone! (This is coming from a former copy editor :) )

    Anyway, I have never seen anyone in any country wear Birkenstocks as efforlessly as Italian women do. They merge their favorite comfortable shoes seamlessly with any outfit and still manage to look chic, and not at all hippie-like. More Birk shots, please!

  65. copperoranges

    July 13, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    i really do not understand how the second girl is a representation of “good” personal style .. she’s wearing red, white, and blue chuck tsylors??

  66. Jessica

    July 13, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    looks like you’ve already gotten enough of an italian grammar lesson ;)
    they’re both fab. my fav is the 2nd.

  67. Natalie Galitzine

    July 14, 2008 at 1:24 am

    So you think they might be twins separated at birth? :o)

  68. Anonymous

    July 14, 2008 at 4:45 am

    I absolutely love the 2nd picture. It’s giving me some kind of old-school vibe. The shoes are a little too much though.

  69. Ediot

    July 14, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    that first dress is pure perfection. and she looks so cute too!

  70. Anonymous

    July 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    wooooooow i know the girl in the second picture!…Really!

  71. miss cavendish

    July 14, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Dreamy sorbet/faded carousel colors in the first image!

  72. Jane Anne

    July 28, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    love the images from Florence! I was studying there earlier this summer and the photos make me miss it. especially the shot in the Piazza Republica, which I walked through everyday on the way to school. I hoped to run into you, Sart, since I knew you would be there for Pitti Immagine Uom but no such luck.

  73. Anonymous

    October 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I have that same dress! And believe it or not, it's from H&M. How great is that, that a dress from H&M made it to get on this page!


  74. sarah j.

    June 16, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Bottom girl–so simple and brilliant. love it.

  75. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 7:22 am

    hey, the second girl is one of the participants of Italia's top model! I recognize her! she looks pretty!

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