Monday, October 18, 2010

On the Street…..Raw Edged, Milano


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  1. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:16 am



  2. The Neo-Traditionalist

    October 18, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Love her wind blown locks and the serious cocktail rock on her finger. Edgy in the best of ways.

    xx Katie

  3. Sparkles

    October 18, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Dear Sartorialist,

    It would be wonderful if your title was click-able so I could easily go back to the full site after following your Twitter link!

    what do you think?



  4. sara aniano

    October 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

    oh i am SO in love with this. is her hair up or just short? either way it's great. perfect use of the socks-with-heels trend. and the draping of that dress is just spectacular.

  5. Café Naïveté

    October 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

    what a gracious silhouette! inspiring..:)

  6. Lady OGA

    October 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I Love Black style<333
    She has perfect dress size!!

  7. daniel Waudby

    October 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Giovanna Battaglia?

  8. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I love the way her hair complements her dress with a kind of raw edge to it as well. And I like the brown belt and brown sandals.

  9. Marloes

    October 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Love this look, it's edgy

  10. Ale

    October 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Nice style!! Like it

  11. missvinylahoy

    October 18, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I love the black-on-brown. The way she's standing makes her look as if she only has one leg (odd observation, I know). Does anyone else see the illusion?

  12. Federica Tomietto

    October 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

    great hair and lovely socks!
    Would like to take a drawing about her on

  13. Nour Al-Ahmad

    October 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

    This blog is so nice! :-)

  14. Rachel

    October 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Black and brown look great together. Plus the messy hair, uneven hemline, and something about her face … hmm, quite striking.

  15. T.A.P.S.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

    yay, first to comment.

    first of all.. the hair is a hot mess in a fabulous way.
    I want the skirt.. love the unfinished/ uneven hem.
    BUT this sort of looks like she has one leg… kind of creepy.

    check out my post on Ordinary people with EXTRAORDINARY vision



  16. Olivia Poli

    October 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

    love the sandals+socks+long skirt combo. very punkish look(hair) – kind of <3

  17. syd vicious

    October 18, 2010 at 10:42 am

    such a great look!

  18. Arlie

    October 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

    her hair matches her hem. witchy woman just rolled outta bed.

  19. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:44 am


  20. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

    That is a complete and fantastic look! Awesome!

  21. Megan

    October 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

    she looks good! she is fashionable but a non-conformist. I love the rebellious streak.

  22. T.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:49 am

    so far this is my favourite at The Sartorialist.


    October 18, 2010 at 10:53 am

    LOVE the high waist, the chiffon like edge of the skirt.

    Also very jealous of the sun they still have in Milan!

  24. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Most excellent.

  25. Sing

    October 18, 2010 at 10:53 am

    So cool, the messy hair goes well with the skirt.

  26. Amber

    October 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Is this an optical illusion- I can't seem to see her other leg? Love the shoes.

  27. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:56 am

    lalala..femme fatale en vue!

  28. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Yes! I'm in love with black+brown combos! And her hair is beautiful.

  29. m

    October 18, 2010 at 10:58 am

    WOW! I love the hair. Thanks for helping me get over my complex abt my growing-out crop. Also love the stillness of the shot

  30. Jake Hess

    October 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

    the sock and heel, love it.

  31. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Mixing black and brown? How dare she!

    But I'm not going to tell a woman this stylish how to dress ;-)

  32. Tom

    October 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

    A cross between Helena Bonham Carter and Chanel's latest moth hole designs. I call it "Just before Halloween".

  33. Sunrise

    October 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

    She looks nice. But usually i don't like to much the combination black and brown.

  34. Design Elements

    October 18, 2010 at 11:05 am

    great look! @ Tom.. A cross between Helena Bonham Carter, Chanel's latest moth hole designs and Yoko Ono. Cool mix of black & brown

  35. Gregory

    October 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Ooh, me likes. It's how the hem matches the hair, which matches the belt and shoes. Super sexy.

  36. Cecille

    October 18, 2010 at 11:14 am

    beautiful!! love her shoes!!

  37. Maryanne

    October 18, 2010 at 11:15 am

    come undone in a polished way.

    the hair and hem sort of mimic one another.
    the colour of hair, belt & shoes are all complimentary as well.

  38. TheChambrayCountess

    October 18, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I like the mix of softness and a slight edge and the below-the-knee hemline…as for the one leg thing everyone is creeped out by, she might just be a really chic pirate ;)
    Happy Monday!

  39. Prutha

    October 18, 2010 at 11:20 am

    thats freaking cute!!!

  40. Patricia L

    October 18, 2010 at 11:25 am

    it doesnt reminds you to halloween??haha


  41. 18 Kerut

    October 18, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Stunning Photo!

  42. The Photodiarist

    October 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I have mixed feelings about the raw deconstructed edge. I wore a phillip lim above the knee dress to an event a week ago and it had raw edges along the waist line and the hem. By the end of the night, I had a multitude of strings trailing the ground. Bits of the silk strings were buched up on my boyfriend's suit pants. They were everywhere and I wondered how I still had a dress on my body . . . So its beautiful but in some ways so annoying and impractical.

  43. Toshi

    October 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Black is the color….
    I love your photos!
    Respect from Japan

  44. Zenobiar

    October 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Love the brown and black and the shaggy skirt. But socks and sandals here and elsewhere are just fashion victimism. Not functional (how do U keep the socks clean?) and too evocative of bad tourist looks that are rife in resort towns. I know it's style but I'm just sayin.

  45. Olivia

    October 18, 2010 at 11:32 am

    mi piace marrone e nero!!

  46. Román Iglesias

    October 18, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Like shoot and shoes

  47. Tatjana Ciza

    October 18, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Kinda like a punk-rock ballerina feel, so elegant and fragile, yet so rock-n-roll. Great photograph!

  48. jimjims

    October 18, 2010 at 11:46 am


    Where's Peter Pan?

    Great look.

  49. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    October 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Interesting ~

  50. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    sweet, sexy and a little dangerous!

  51. Stella

    October 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Classy and rock 'n' roll, from her hair down to her feet! Love it.
    Wish I could get away with wearing the heel/sock combo, but alas I would look like an idiot.

  52. Angel

    October 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    She beautiful for sure, but I think she looks like Helena Bonham Carters character in Harry Potter. Its like well thought out fashion madness. Love the brown belt and shoes though.

  53. Gina Ray

    October 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    i love this outfit… really nice…


    October 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I am loving this look A LOT!

  55. CaliforniaCandy

    October 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm

  56. Laura

    October 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    She definitely looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie! Not a "pretty" look, but this girl is quite beautiful

  57. TheAL

    October 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Fabulous look! It's such a great dress.

  58. Danielle

    October 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    What a cool lady.

  59. Could I Have That?

    October 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    hair, ripped hem, love it all

  60. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I want to live in Milan! And see beautifully (effortlessly) dressed people every day.

  61. Kaas

    October 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Me encanta!!!!


  62. spottedinflorence

    October 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    i love the skirt:)really pretty!
    not really feeling the hair!

  63. Vanessa Morillas

    October 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I like it!


  64. Bonnie

    October 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Her hair is pretty fantastic.
    I love the socks with heels, which I am normally not to keen on.
    I love her giant ring.
    I love the pretty, simple pearl necklace.
    This entire outfit works for me.

  65. Francielle Santo

    October 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    in love …..

  66. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Guess the 90's revival is in full swing now.

  67. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I just love the Swedish Hasbeens…

  68. Lisa Brown

    October 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Holy crap – this WHOLE outfit is unbelievably stunning! The dress, the shoes, the hair – she's got it all! I could only dream to look this amazing!

  69. Maria

    October 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Tim Burton's total look!!

  70. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I love this look. Love it! Except the shoes. Those I hate.

  71. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Great shot, what a silhouette. Love her body figure.

    The finish at the bottom of the skirt is nice combined with the pattern of the top and the haircut. The socks are worn just right, like a perfect follow up to the skirt. They in turn work nicely with the shoes, which are bold but sophisticated. All smooth transitions.

    The ring, belt, nails and necklace are all good.

    All that's really missing here is her name and number.

  72. Jennifer Hawkins Hock

    October 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Bravo! Untamed hair, dancer body, dancer style, dancer stance (everything is aligned – hence the leg illusion…but that's great),…not too much makeup. She's into texture. I'd like to see more of her wardrobe. Encore!

  73. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I like her hair,her posture and her facial expression the most.

    I really dislike the footwear (both sox and shoes). And her dress or skirt/top are o.k. – nothing to go crazy over.

  74. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Great style – I'm inspired

  75. Jo

    October 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This woman may in fact be an elf.

  76. Sidereal Day

    October 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I love this look!
    Is that a big skeleton key? I wonder what it opens.

  77. beba

    October 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    What a lovely witch! Heh, I love her hair, that's what make her special.
    And I like black and brown combination, I don't get what people find wrong with that.

    Peace and love!

  78. sassylashes

    October 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I really want to enlarge the images like we used to! 'Im so interested in her hands- the ring… the.. key? Please upload!

  79. el vestidor de la abeja reina

    October 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    i love the hair!!!

  80. K.Cyrus

    October 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    It has a sense of Calmness to it.


  81. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    she looks absolutely perfect put together… the messy hair and the raw edges. brown and black is an always winner combination.
    I am just waiting for the bitches' harsh criticism..

  82. Eden

    October 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm


  83. Ninjagaiden78

    October 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm


  84. vicki archer

    October 18, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Milan is fab…as is she….xv

  85. Paloma B.

    October 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm

  86. Eryl

    October 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Playful, serene and deliciously dark.

  87. Lisa Petrarca

    October 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Her hair & the bottom of her skirt completely tie together!

  88. cicidi

    October 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    A great photo. The girl wears and ambiguous expression. From her clothes, it's difficult to place her in a particular time period.,,this is what I love the most!

  89. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I absolutely adore this to pieces. I would so wear this. However, I doubt it would look as gorgeous on me. As mentioned, the unfinished hemline, the shoe/sock combination, her messy bedhair, the simple jewelery – all of it fits so perfectly. I love how her outfit set the picture – it's so serene, almost. My favourite look of yours at the moment.

  90. Salut, Shoshana!

    October 18, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I sooooooooo very often picture myself to look this chic. Why can't it happen?? Loving this look!

  91. all-in-the-silhouette

    October 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    She looks absolutely wonderful.

  92. FH

    October 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Very special

  93. J.Ro

    October 18, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    This is Helena Bonham Carter on Gnocchi!

  94. loolah

    October 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Yes. All of her in all of it.

  95. Kathleen

    October 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I love this look. I feel the vibration of Vivian Westwood somewhere close around. Love the hair, the dress, the sandals, and yes (Can't believe I'm says this) the socks.
    I wish the sock thing wasn't happening, but it is. Been there, done it, and its oh so wrong. But this woman makes it work.

  96. Yoonji

    October 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm

  97. berkshire mems

    October 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm


  98. ADJ

    October 18, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    love love love, though she is channeling a bit of the witch inside.

  99. - GraceCarolina

    October 18, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    What an interesting woman. I too agree that socks and strappy heels are tacky. Reminds me of trying to dress myself at age 4.

  100. Rafael Franco

    October 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm


    She looks like Helena Bonham Carter. Really nice!!!

    kisses from Brazil*

  101. Lhy N. Sierra

    October 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    amazing outfit. love the belt.

    have a nice day! ☺

  102. Laurita P

    October 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    love how she combined black and brown…

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  103. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    i like everything about this. because she makes the whole look rock. and love the way her hair color picks up the brown accents in her accessories. nice use of color and shape.

  104. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Socks and heels again! Amazed a how many people try it, and at how many pull it off.

    The hair and the skirt make this look is bit too crazy, but that's what fashion is all about! Taking risks!

  105. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    October 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm


  106. Rickety Rack Fashion

    October 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

  107. onehorsepower

    October 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    where is her other foot?

  108. Avantika Sharma

    October 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Love everything about her – the hair, she dress, the neckpiece, the shoes and even the socks! Everyone who says black and brown don't go well together, check this girl out. Ah perfection!

  109. mabelmabel

    October 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Yes, yes, YES.

    Love her eye: form, texture, attitude. She's got it all. Vintage and of-the-moment. All.

  110. Annushka

    October 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    This girl looks with a glamour, in it there is a feature, I love this style!!!))) Beautiful post.

  111. Mademoiselle Melbourne

    October 18, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    This is so beautiful.

  112. Brooklynfluff

    October 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Such a fresh departure from shorter hemlines of season's passed

  113. Mani

    October 19, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I love every detail about her! She looks amazing

  114. Theobroma

    October 19, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Interesting juxtaposition of frayed and sleek … sort of distressed, understated, elegant goth poet.

    I think the key unlocks her enigma. How do you do that, Scott? Find the fascinating person at the perfect moment, seemingly every time? You've got some serious photographic zen juju going on.

    Black and brown together is love.

    Can't pull off the socks w/ heels combo personally, but enjoy seeing it done with such assurance and panache.

  115. Christinnnna

    October 19, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Gorgeous Outfit! and fab photo :) x

  116. MELISSA Z.

    October 19, 2010 at 3:38 am

    wonderful girl with a wonderful look in a wonderfful pic!

  117. kashmirstorz

    October 19, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Black silhouette! always rocks for me

  118. Mertxe Hernàndez

    October 19, 2010 at 6:43 am

    I really love the unfinished skirt !!
    Follow me if you like what you see

  119. La Petite Marmoset

    October 19, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Love her twist on the long skirt, her hair makes it look so now!

  120. Siblings

    October 19, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Simplistic elegance with a touch of edge and chic with the black and minor details, frayed hem and the hair. Absolutely love it.

  121. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 9:12 am

    it seems like fake , not good .

  122. IMEANWHAT?!?

    October 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    And people tell me NOT to wear brown with black. Just like this girl, I think you can!
    Visit for more fashion news including the ridiculous fragrance by Katy Perry here at

  123. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Ok, so I have this question I've been meaning to ask for a long time:
    Are these women you photograph just regular ones you happen to see or look for on the streets of the cities you visit? Or are they models?

    Because the clothes I've seen on some of them baffled me. I mean that in the very best of ways. I am extremely impressed if all these gorgeous women you find are simply there by accident.

  124. MasonSharpe

    October 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Wow! I love her presence. Beautiful portrait.

  125. Dominique

    October 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    The fringe of her dress matches her hair, very clever.

  126. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Wow. Just… wow. The skirt is perfection, especially with the line created by the socks & shoes (it'd work with old-school granny boots, too). And the hair, the posture, the overall vibe… as Tatjiana Ciza says above, she looks like a punk-rock ballerina; I'd add that there are twists of goth and tribal in there too.

    I see very few photos that make me think, "Damn, I wish I looked like that." This one does.

  127. Catherine

    October 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    So elegant…

  128. annasmellsgood

    October 19, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I found this shot especially inspiring because I'm currently growing out a pixie cut, and her jagged, mussed 'do is an amazing way to rock in between cuts. xx!

  129. Roychelle

    October 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    this, to me, looks like a sweeney todd or tim burton-esque look. how wondrous! women like this compel me to take a second look at my wardrobe.

  130. a little envious

    October 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

    beautiful! that's style!

  131. mademoiselle marie

    October 20, 2010 at 3:10 am

    elle est sublime !

  132. Mariska

    October 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I really like this look!

  133. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Beautiful eyebrows

  134. katrina kay

    October 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    wow, the balance created by the lines created by her hair and the bottom of her dress..amazing

  135. PopArtRockGirlYeah!

    October 21, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Very sweet – definitely has an element of Edward Scisorhands about it!

  136. Claveles

    October 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

  137. The Clever Pup

    October 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    This really looks good to me. Kind of 1984 – been there and done that with the rough-edged stuff. Very appealing.

    The Clever Pup's Paris Notebook.

  138. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I love her shoes? they looks like Chie Mihara style! Doesn't it?

  139. Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski

    October 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    amazing look! breathless

  140. Amalina

    October 22, 2010 at 8:35 am

    The raw edge lends so much character to the outfit…her hair is so cool too.

  141. moi-memê.

    October 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    i love it! her shoes and her skirt are amazing.

  142. Lauren Clemons

    October 25, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I'm absolutely bewitched.

  143. Daviddixit

    October 26, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Thr brdt… for a long while ! Well caught !!

  144. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 12:58 am

    she looks great and the angle makes it kooky…Helena Bonham Carter in a Burton film about a gorgeous whimsical girl who hops about on one very well shod foot?

  145. laverew

    October 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Her ring makes everything work

  146. SOJEONG

    October 29, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    gosh, is she selling some vegi? I didn't know farmer could wear like this, so cool!

  147. trinys

    December 9, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Look great style with dress shoes, elegant appearance

  148. dcinDC

    May 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I think I would stalk her all day just to look at her and see what she does and where she goes…

  149. N. Michael

    October 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    The way she manages to stands out in this melancholy composition is both haunting & elegant. Look how her hem mimics her hair. How her key’s become part the look. That stare. I’m in awe.

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