Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On the Street…..Rei, Paris


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  1. miss sophie

    March 11, 2009 at 8:36 am

    love the entire outfit head to eggplant raintbooted toe! she pulls off the layered look with aplomb.

  2. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Are those rainboots with a leather sole?

  3. mio

    March 11, 2009 at 8:37 am

    oh my she is absolutely gorgeous

  4. catherine

    March 11, 2009 at 8:37 am

    love the hat and the mood, addict to the next shoot!, the boots are great and the shape is fine.

  5. Henke S

    March 11, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Cool combo, Nice photo



    March 11, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Yes! I saw her yesterday taking photos at the entrance of Valentino Fashion show!
    I loved her purple boots
    Style de VIe

  7. Rafe T

    March 11, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Great mix of layers and that shot of royal blue in her coat shirt over her coat, picking up on her boot, seems thrown together at the last minute but totally coordinated at the same time. Is she a blogger like you?

  8. T.P.

    March 11, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I can’t say I find it the most sartorial of outfits but I like that it’s practical and comforting. The boots are what I fnd the most annoying. I quite like the rest of her outfit.

  9. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 9:01 am

    WOW!!!! Amazing, amazing, amazing. Such great style and so uniquely her own.

  10. JAKOB

    March 11, 2009 at 9:05 am


  11. erika

    March 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

    wow! she’s stunning – and those boots – the color is amazing.

  12. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Love the boots!

  13. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    March 11, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Let us not be deceived, I bet these clothes are very expensive! I like the purple dot print jacket and the combination of long and short layers. Jorge from WPB

  14. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

    i love this boots! were are they from?

  15. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Those boots are awesome!

  16. JFK Jean

    March 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Someone is ready for the cold weather (a terrible blizzard perhaps?)

  17. A30

    March 11, 2009 at 9:47 am

    absolutely love the color coordination, the boots and the pose.

  18. CHOCHI

    March 11, 2009 at 9:54 am

    muy muy buena onda!!! me encanta su gorro!

  19. Claire

    March 11, 2009 at 9:56 am

    wow, great layers, and GUMBOOTS, and sherpa hat. everyone should wear gumboots, they are so liberating – you can walk wherever you want!

  20. Emmadime

    March 11, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I wonder how many layers she actually has on!
    lots of color and texture.

  21. JouJou Loves You

    March 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Ahhhh I love this!!! I wear fisherman boots (that is what I like to call them) EVERYWHERE in Tunis….even when it is sunny. They are so comfortable and I don’t have to worry about them getting dirty. (Tunis can get quite muddy/dusty)

    I plan on wearing them all over Paris when I arrive on Saturday.

  22. Markese

    March 11, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I think the peices are STUNNING all stunning! The ting is, I’m not positive about everything together. The colors, are amazing, but I think that you lose some of the look with all of this stuff. All that said, I think she’s amazing and if she has a blog I want that address!

  23. Dick

    March 11, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I’ll try again: Bit odd the hat, the layers, the boots…..Made me laugh anyway!


    March 11, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Amazing. Love it.

  25. Diana

    March 11, 2009 at 10:31 am

    It looks, she put on everything she found around against the cold.
    The result is not bad at all.
    Perhaps the ushanka is a little bit extrem..

  26. Carla

    March 11, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I need these boots. Anyone know who makes them?

  27. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 10:33 am


  28. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 10:37 am

    a fashion warrior in a mission abroad

  29. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    March 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

    That’s a lot of layers!!

  30. diane

    March 11, 2009 at 11:06 am

    OOOhhh, love those boots! (it’s that color)

  31. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

    she is beautiful and the light is just so amazing…you really caught a moment…

  32. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:28 am

    love the boots! and the hat! and the camera! but I don’t really understand what she’s wearing….is that a long sweater, a blazer, and then the leopard print parka jacket?

  33. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:52 am

    i like it, she put all her clothes on at once. wonder what she was shooting.

  34. Jack Daniel

    March 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    that’s a long cardigan!!

  35. Daisy

    March 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I want those rain boots!!

    love the background

  36. bethany

    March 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Last winter my husband begged me to buy a trapper hat and I thought that was weird. Finally found one in the men’s section and wore it all winter because it was so cozy! She looks amazing.

  37. parisgirl

    March 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    beautiful shot! the lighting and that background are so evocative of paris, scott. and the blast of cobalt blue from those boots is fantastic…

  38. monique

    March 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    An actual original dresser…. so rare. Even on Facehunter where everyone is doing their own thing (which I love) they hardly ever reach this level of unique sophistication IMO.

    Certainly easy, casual pieces but put together with an extremely good, artistic eye. It’s almost editorial….

    Sart, you outdid yourself with this one.

    And what a beauty she is.

  39. monique

    March 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    BTW – I so much prefer coming here and going to Garance’s site (and a few other street style sites) and seeing real people (well, “real” is relative I guess) with great personal style as opposed to flipping through the pages of Vogue and looking at their “aspirational” editorials full of clothes I can never afford and that don’t suit my lifestyle.

    You deserve hellified props for your excellent eye and good taste and your ability to show us everything from Voguettes in the Vogiest of voguaralia to people like this (and that stunning woman from Milan in the blue trench – yowza!), equally confident, beautiful and stylish but in a very personal, more “realistic” way.

    Thank you.

  40. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    That’s the thing I don’t understand! How is is comfortable in any way to wear five layers? I don’t think it looks very nice and I don’t think it’s much fun to put it on or take it off. And it takes a bit of effort to pull every layer in the right direction so nothing pulls the wrong way when you move! It looks really bulky!

  41. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    WHO MAKES THOSE BOOT!!! love them!

  42. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm


  43. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    REI KAWAKUBO? i know iknow:)
    not bad, it would have been way better without pants,no?

  44. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Are you people crazy? Are we even looking at the same picture? She looks like a cartoon character! Just because a person throws on a bunch of random layers does not mean they have style.

  45. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Is this Maggie Q?

  46. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    i cant really see her face but it’s her profile that i love so far!

  47. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    there’s so much stuff…

    boots are the most rad.

  48. LettertoJane

    March 11, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, that’s terrific!

  49. Brigadeiro

    March 11, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Absolutely amazing! I could never make this work, but she looks gorgeously cute!

  50. travelbug

    March 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    You never cease to blow my mind.

  51. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    March 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Those blue boots (are they really rain boots?) are just perfection! the colour is something out of this world…or perhaps it’s just the rainy-looking weather and light that makes them look so heavenly.

  52. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Oh, I love it! The SDF look pulled off to perfection. I admire this 100 percent. The boots are to die for!

  53. princess glee

    March 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I will store this image in my head for those days when I’m feeling really confident and playful and need to be really warm as well. Maybe I can coordinate something similarly as witty and crazy.

  54. Room4777

    March 11, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Haute Hobo? I love it.

  55. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Rei is perpetually my favorite person on your blog, Sart! Thanks for another glimpse of her unique and fabulous style. :)

  56. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I love the hat. It may seem like overkill but if so it captures all the more what it is like to stay out and look for pictures while your hands and feet get cold.

    And I’m with Monique 100% I can’t bear to buy fashion magazines anymore, the blog format is more the pulse of fashion. And all blogs are not equal, this one is just right, so often some jolt of inspiration.

  57. Nikki

    March 11, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    There are so many things about this outfit I cannot comprehend. Like how many layers and what exactly I’m looking at.
    It’s glorious.

  58. Olivia

    March 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Anyone know where to get her fabulous boots? Or at least the brand?


  59. Olivia

    March 11, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Anyone know where to get her fabulous boots? Or least the brand?


  60. geezi

    March 12, 2009 at 12:31 am

    looks like i am going to be the only one here saying this.. but i think thats too much fabric on one person..!

  61. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I would only have the courage to wear one less layer. But those boots! oh my.

  62. Lola-Elise

    March 12, 2009 at 3:59 am

    I am in love with those boots..and the layers..*squeals*..

    visit me at: lola_elise.blogspot

    Lola. X

  63. Mai

    March 12, 2009 at 5:13 am

    i love her proportions. the longer flimsy gray sheath under a shorter and thicker jacket. also like how the blue accents the outfit.

  64. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 7:54 am

    I think she overdid the layers. Although coordinated, it reminds me of hobos who HAVE to wear everything they own because they have no where else to put it. She’s cute though and like the general idea of her outfit.

  65. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Amazing picture…beautiful style

    a ‘Sartorialist’ classic

    thank you

  66. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I covet the boots, and I like the blue dot jacket. But after looking at this closely, I have agree with others that the layering is overdone. I love layering, but this does not really make sense practically, nor does it seem to be making any kind of interesting statement.

  67. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I say “NO”

  68. Milk tea

    March 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Those boots are Dafna horse riding shoes. It’s so big in Japan right now! Also, another horse riding shoes that’s big in japan is Umo.
    They look great and they’re best to wear in rainy days with style!

  69. Linh

    March 12, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Is that the same lovely photographer who was in the background of your little pouting girl in Paris shot, posted months ago?

    Either way, she’s a great, intriguing subject.

    As for the many layers, I can relate. If you’re a small person who gets cold easily, this is it, at least, it is for me.

  70. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    boots are Le Chameau (french euivalent of Hunter)

  71. Mercurialblonde

    March 12, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    She looks incredible. I’m suitably in awe.

  72. Rocky and Penelope

    March 12, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    There have been no so distant times that I’ve been tempted to wear every single jacket I own, all at once. I wish I could pull if off so gracefully. Beautiful, and so out of the ordinary. I love it!

  73. sallymandy

    March 13, 2009 at 12:35 am

    That’s such a stunning photograph that I’m having trouble seeing just the outfit separate from the composition of the photo.

  74. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    beautiful photograph. i love how it’s only very esquite asian women who can pull off this look without flaw.

  75. Olviya

    March 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    love her boots.
    but her clothes… layered to much.
    seems like she’s afraid of getting cold…

  76. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    She is one of your most interesting subjects. The colors are simply beautiful.

  77. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 8:35 am

    the lighting here is just gorgeous, perfect! love the boots too

  78. Allen - East Hampton

    March 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Nice job.

  79. Anonymous

    March 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I do not like this too much layered look. Trying too much.

  80. Anonymous

    March 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    ok but WHERE did she get those boots!!!!!!

  81. missmandi

    March 16, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Hot boots!

  82. Nastya

    March 20, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Hat in Russian style =)

  83. ina

    March 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    One of those timeless photos…

  84. SartorialStudent

    April 16, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I think the dark grey blazer and light grey coat beneath it look great and the fur hat is a very popular item at the moment. Not sure if I really like the whole combination myself, but she has really layered the outfit well and made it her own

  85. Rameez

    February 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Monika – Paris, you look sntnuing I can’t even pick a favourite love the furry vest Ewan, your work is absolutely amazing, I LOVE your style!!!!! LoVe It!!!!!

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