Friday, February 29, 2008

On the Street….Rive Gauche, Paris


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  1. A simplicista...

    February 29, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    what a GREAT coat!

  2. ama

    February 29, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Yet another brilliant mix of patterns. The shirt is surprising but it goes really well with the coat – this OUTSTANDING, beautiful coat, and with the skirt. The whole is charming.

  3. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Not that bag c’mon. Maybe that scarf… the rest looks good!

  4. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Strange mix…

  5. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    LOVE: her teal plaid shirt sleeves peeping out of her japanese style granny print coat, that picks up the colors in her teal skirt. love the fur ruff picking up on the said granny theme of her coat. love the way it all looks a little bit wrinkled and thrown together but she’s put on vamp lipstick and super vamp vixen shoes.
    NOT SURE ABOUT BUT LOVE ALL THE SAME: her bag. a lot of very fastidious people write nit-picky comments on this blog and i’m sure her bag will get some criticism. BUT i like it because it’s
    a) practical
    b) not a $2000 logo embossed piece of cowhide
    c) different, bold, and eccentric (in a “grandma comes with groceries, stops to feed the pigeons” kind of way)

    she rocks. i personally love these kinds of photographs, and way prefer them to the high-fashion types.

    in sum, she rocks!

    • ol doc saunders

      December 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Bravo, anonymous, for seeing beyond the herd.

  6. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    the pattern and color mixing and mismatching and matching is amazing!

  7. Style-Rocker

    February 29, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    like the mix of the differnt plaid colors.

  8. mav

    February 29, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    mix & match = quite inspiring… a real change from what is usually captured.

  9. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Lovely girl, and I am far from a stick in the mud,.. but The Plaid Simply Does Not Work For Me.

  10. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    oh how I covet that coat…

  11. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    i definitely love the plaid bag.
    simple yet very cool.

    but i don’t understand the little bit of plaid peeping from her sleeves.

  12. F.A.

    February 29, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    let’s see… a fur collar, 3/4 sleeve flower print coat, plaid purse, plaid shirt, red patent platforms and matching finger nails… Oy

  13. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    This is so strange, but somehow I really like it.

  14. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    That coat and those shoes are just to die for.

  15. cassaundra

    February 29, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    she looks awkward, and that bag seems a bit too loud with the outfit. oh, but the coat is beautiful!

  16. froo*gal

    February 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I am just loving that plaid floral thing thats been going on in some of your recent photos..not easy to pull off but on these girls it seems to work.

  17. Q

    February 29, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Oh my gosh. You could find the same bag for $2 at the grocer’s in Chinatown…

  18. lovely lady lessy.

    February 29, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    That is the SWEETEST coat I have seen in a long time. It’s so elegant, but I can’t look at it without thinking about how nice she must be. As silly as that sounds. :)

  19. Amanda

    February 29, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I think the only reason this can work is because of the proportions of the plaids.

    I do enjoy her jacket.

  20. india

    March 1, 2008 at 12:00 am

    the power of youth…who else could pull this off?

  21. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 1:23 am

    love the gentle pattern of the coat. and that lipstick!

  22. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 2:06 am

    ha, wow.. sartorialist, i love you if not only for your bold and passionate views on personal style. i’m still don’t know what to make of this particular look but i can’t wait to see what’s next

  23. LN

    March 1, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Well… I have serious doubts about this one…

  24. birdy

    March 1, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Oh no, the bag clashes with the rest of the outfit so badly. She’d look cuter without that thing.

  25. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 4:15 am

    i’ve always wished to go to paris…
    this woman with such fashion statement triggers my dream of reaching that place!

  26. polly

    March 1, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Sartorialist, you’re such an encouragement. I was on my way out the door but now I’m stopping to put on lipstick and choose more entertaining shoes. Keep it up.

  27. dean

    March 1, 2008 at 5:21 am

    The ‘gone-country’ plaid shirt and that sly, sophisticated coat seem at the strangest ends of the pretty spectrum.

  28. Darlene Sinclair

    March 1, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Uh, no. I don’t think so.

    The elements mixed just don’t work for me. Love the coat, skirt, shoes, hair, and lipstick together.

    Love the plaids and tights and skirt.

    But not all together… I don’t think so.

  29. Chi-Chi Veroux

    March 1, 2008 at 7:53 am

    I don’t agree that the bag is wrong. I think the STYLE of the bag is too CASUAL with this look. The scale and plaid are great.

  30. Iheartfashion

    March 1, 2008 at 8:40 am

    She looks great! I love the mix of brocade and plaid, the patent platforms, and the simple hair and makeup.

  31. a. fanny

    March 1, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Everything is perfect, but the plaid. Both of them have to go. (If I had to pick one to keep I say loose the sleeves).

  32. momo

    March 1, 2008 at 9:55 am

    The coat rocks! If I saw her on the street with that bag, I’d assume it contained a lovely cheese, some perfect fruit, and the makings of dinner.

  33. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 10:03 am

    she has a strong sense of style. it looks like she didn’t have to think too much about the outfit before getting dressed. she is authentic. her lipstick says that she owns the look.

  34. Kara

    March 1, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I think you can tell that she ACTUALLY wears this stuff. It looks lived-in and real. Some of the captures here are exemplary and inspiring, but don’t look as “lived in” as this one. That makes this one all the more convincing. I have wrinkles in my clothes, too, but I could learn to be daring like she is.

    I only wish she weren’t covering her legs with the big ol’ bag.

  35. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 10:39 am

    She’s going shopping at Trader Joe’s, eh? In Paris?

    Mais quel beau visage!

  36. lynn

    March 1, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Nothing seems to go, however it somehow looks good. I do like the shoes.

  37. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Heh. Is that skirt sticking out from under her coat striped, for just one more pattern?

    To me, it’s the fur neckpiece that anchors this and keeps it from being a flyaway collection of patterns.
    And the “damn straight I meant to do this” shoes.

  38. Raquel

    March 1, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Strange mix, but lovely, bien sur!

  39. Kristen

    March 1, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    that is the coat to end all coats! perfect. what a fun outfit.

  40. pelasalminhas

    March 1, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    great bag
    “recycling” it´s the with conscience

  41. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    her lips!!!

  42. Blue Floppy Hat

    March 1, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    This is probably going to be a bit of a polarising look, but I love it. It’s the perfect mix of prints, and even with everything going on there’s a sort of harmony to it that I love.

    Sart, where exactly in India will you be visiting? Is this fashion-show related? (I have a vague idea that India FW should be coming up sometime).

  43. Graziella

    March 1, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    great coat, lovely shoes and the bag, yes the bag!

  44. trinity0207

    March 1, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Well the outfit goes great with her surroundings…brown fur with the building walls, plaid mimicking the window panes, etc, with the red lipstick, bag and shoes as accents. But the shirt clashes awfully with the jacket (on my pc at least) and her hair is a bit greasy (yes, that’s the American in me speaking). Making me wonder if she just threw on what was closest. Of course maybe the “rules” about what goes together only apply if you’re not young and pretty. At least she’s standing without the affected, little girl pigeon toes though!! Altogether an interesting shot.

  45. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Beautiful coat! I feel she at least has her own personal style. Even if it’s odd, it catches your eye for reasons other than it’s not the same old girl with bangs, glasses, a scowl a monochromatic look.

  46. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Beautiful coat! I feel she at least has her own personal style. Even if it’s odd, it catches your eye for reasons other than it’s not the same old girl with bangs, glasses, a scowl a monochromatic look.

  47. Autumn

    March 1, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    wow…she’s definitely bold for combining those patterns. i can’t say it’s my favorite look, but i respect her innovation. and the coat is quite stunning.

  48. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Fashion aside, she just looks like a face straight out of a classical painting – esp with the fur stole.

  49. suzannemarques

    March 2, 2008 at 1:41 am

    i love the mix of patterns, the shirt peeking out of the jacket.. the bag that almost matches it in a strang way.. and the best part… fab gold platforms!

  50. Shanon

    March 2, 2008 at 2:50 am

    If not for the bag this photograph wouldn’t hold the same interest for me. It makes the story.

  51. marie

    March 2, 2008 at 9:42 am

    this is my 4th time looking at this picture and I just don’t like anything on her.

  52. go boo boo

    March 2, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    love it and had a thought…put on some black opaque stocking for winter and go!

  53. Sandra

    March 2, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Yes. Brave, forward, blah blah. I’d even say I like it. I just can’t deal with that bag!

  54. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 3:08 am

    It’s like she’s trying to find herself… in that bag.

  55. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 7:31 am

    This is not flattering at all, not even on a young pretty lady like her.

  56. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I covet her shoes!

  57. angela

    March 4, 2008 at 2:24 am

    I love absolutely everything about this. I really want a fur collar like that….

  58. Anonymous

    March 4, 2008 at 8:53 am

    She looks like a 5-year-old dressed her.

  59. Margaux

    March 6, 2008 at 3:20 am

    ma belle, your outfit is brilliant, genius, original, just like you. your bag is perfect whatever they said. i belive in your trend cause youll be the next one who will rule everyone wardrobe. love you jolie parisian.

  60. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    very brave pattern matching, I would never dare to wear it but I must congratulate. CeeMarie

  61. Anonymous

    March 15, 2008 at 6:34 am

    A lovely coat, and a perfect match with the fur scarf thing. The patterns go together well, and I can’t see why everyone complains about the bag, the colour is a smooth red which really fits in with both shirt and shoes. Great!

  62. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 4:40 am

    I have the shoes, (Camper’s), and they are totally amazing! Real creppe wedge and patent leather. I went to the Camper Soho store last week and they have such a different collection!

  63. islami ruya tabirleri

    May 14, 2010 at 2:15 am

    what a GREAT coat !

  64. rĂĽya tabirleri

    June 19, 2010 at 2:21 am

    very brave pattern matching, I would never dare to wear it but I must congratulate. CeeMarie

  65. fatmagülün suçu ne

    August 3, 2010 at 5:18 am

    thank you

  66. Elizabeth

    February 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I especially love the coat with the mink collar piece. Fine, thin long gloves would be beautiful with this coat. The plaid is very jarring and makes everything very busy. The ensemble looks amazing when I physically block out the plaid sleeves. It looks very chic and stylish, all due to the amazing coat and collar, the shoes, and the lovely lady.

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