Friday, January 23, 2009

On the Street…Rue de Castiglione, Paris


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  1. Nina

    January 23, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Oh the french. They never fail do they :) I love her boots, does anyone know where they’re from?

  2. Yvonne

    January 23, 2009 at 9:06 am

    wow she is a very good poser.

  3. Annabelle

    January 23, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Tres jolie. J’aime beaucoup sa manteau.

  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    January 23, 2009 at 9:10 am

    oh la la. Paris chicque…

  5. ricola

    January 23, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Tres chic, Tres Paris. Fantastic coat. And those shoes. That hair.

  6. Suman

    January 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    nice silhouette! great pose. love this pic! thank you! :)

  7. Anna

    January 23, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I love the coat! great silhouette!

  8. Room4777

    January 23, 2009 at 9:31 am

    The hair, the pose, the colors, the location…picture perfect.

  9. Mad Hatter

    January 23, 2009 at 9:33 am

    she looks great, love those boots

  10. jeffersonandwhat

    January 23, 2009 at 9:34 am

    she looks a bit like coco chanel!

  11. wongkamying

    January 23, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Classic with an edge, i like it! How romantic!

  12. The Concrete Commentator

    January 23, 2009 at 9:44 am

    WOW! I know you feel proud of this shot.. You should be! This is one of my favorite shots of yours. I want to matte and frame it. Love her expression, her hair, and I really like how you focused the camera with the tile in focus. It feels sooo vintage! Superb.

  13. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 9:48 am

    A different sort of composition for you(?)–full of soft curves in the architectural details, the rug, the subject’s coat, her hair; even her hand shoved in her pocket adds to the feeling.

  14. ceci

    January 23, 2009 at 9:49 am

    so french

  15. Pixienish

    January 23, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Beautiful – down to the shiny patent surface on her boots.

  16. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

    This photo is *superb*. Face, hair, dress, posture, setting. This is pure brilliance.

  17. Mo

    January 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

    i love the shape of that coat, and the shoes just complete it perfectly

  18. diane

    January 23, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Gorgeous girl, gorgeous shot. No wonder the whole world loves you.

  19. matilda

    January 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

    French fantasy…

  20. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 10:10 am


  21. Hemaly

    January 23, 2009 at 10:11 am

    The look is lovely. Very parisian.

  22. Janelle Bentley

    January 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    It’s a beautiful image, but I’m still trying to decide if I like those boots…

  23. Stephanie

    January 23, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Her pose is so demure, so French.
    I am enamored with the entire ensemble.
    I live in a hot climate where good street style is nearly nonexistent. Therefore, these photos of people actually dressed for the day really speak to my fashion spirit.

  24. kat

    January 23, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Tres tres tres bon! The boots are amazing – I bought them recently for dirt cheap, for Michael Kors (find them online at Jildor Shoes). She rocks this look. And you rock the angle.

  25. Brian

    January 23, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Those boots could walk all over me!

  26. indie

    January 23, 2009 at 10:33 am

    she looks very confident, I would be too in her outfit :D

  27. simplyolive

    January 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

    great coat!

  28. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 10:53 am

    such a coquette !

    love the pose, the coat, the hat, the bag –

    and oooooo the boots….

  29. Sarah

    January 23, 2009 at 11:01 am

    so you’re in Paris??
    I love her boats but more her coat!!
    it’s beautiful

  30. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 11:03 am

    absolutely gorgeous. what a wonderful coat. and she wears it so well!

  31. norawoah

    January 23, 2009 at 11:07 am

    What a great silhouette! I love that her boots look so modern, her coat is classic and her bag is vintage looking, and yet they all work together.
    Ils vont bien ensemble!

  32. Linnéa

    January 23, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I want those shoes!!

  33. Milo Beloved

    January 23, 2009 at 11:27 am

    This is dripping with class and charm, but I could think of some better shoes for it.

  34. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Can we please retire that style of shoe? They’re tacky.

  35. Celine

    January 23, 2009 at 11:43 am

    i was there last christmas!
    lovin Paris!

  36. Paige

    January 23, 2009 at 11:50 am

    coat’s nice. but wouldve been a generic french chick without the boots.
    the boots give the edge.

  37. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    January 23, 2009 at 11:57 am

    French fashion, never wrong. I want to wear that coat! And I absolutely LOVE the background!

  38. Carlotta

    January 23, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Dark eye, dark hat, dark boots, wonderful hairdo…
    Golden background and extravagant floor make it match so well with the name of the photograph (countess of Castiglione was an extrordinary, ‘blazing’ woman…) Great!

  39. pve design

    January 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    She looks happy and a bit naughty, in a good way like she just had a wonderful lunch and is ready for a nap.

  40. Alice Olive

    January 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Love the boots and her attitude!

  41. Fashion For Love

    January 23, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Damn French and their great sense of style. Ugh, adore the jacket.

  42. yesnoyes

    January 23, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Too chic for her own good!

  43. Matanay

    January 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    wow…minimialism est belle

  44. mimi(cigalechanta)

    January 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    She looks chic but that coat on short me would never do.

  45. Fashion Gossips

    January 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Paris, paris, paris!

  46. Anne Corrons

    January 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    fabulous boots!

  47. Maverick

    January 23, 2009 at 1:26 pm


  48. john benjamin pritchett

    January 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Very nice! Wonderful ensemble, from the tips of her boots to the top of her beret!

  49. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    This is awesome

  50. Jen

    January 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    It’s all about that jacket.

  51. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Ooh la la, when isn’t Paris perfect?

  52. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    so sexy

  53. Nadal

    January 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Not enough women of this kind on our planet!

  54. Andrea - Vanguarda fashion

    January 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I love boots!
    kiss kiss

  55. Krystal

    January 23, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I love her, and I Really love her boots/coat combo


  56. Rita

    January 23, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    So elegant!


    January 23, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Parisian women def have a great sense of style. I can’t believe that you just find these people in the streets.

  58. Ci-Ci

    January 23, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Fashionable footwear is de rigueur, and she clearly got the memo! Those boots are killer!

  59. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Boots are Michael Kors, just bought ‘em last week. They have a thick rubber sole which makes them suprisingly comfy too.

  60. Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    January 23, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    What a beautiful photo! Love the colors and the attitude of the woman. I love your photos. Super blog!! Keep up the great work of art!

  61. John Christopher

    January 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    This is so great.

    Can’t imagine seeing someone looking this great…just seeing it in motion.

  62. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    The coat is lovely. The pose well, it’s memorable but not really necessary because the coat speaks for itself. I don’t think that i agree with the footwear but I appreciate the contrast they offer to the coat. I get it.

    Also, thank you for getting back into showing a mix of types of people. She’s not so conventional and that is great!


  63. Ciao

    January 23, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I love it….just great!

  64. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Michael Kors High-heeled Doc Martens! I bought them a couple weeks ago for 75% off! the comfiest shoes in the world and instantly breath some edge into any boring old outfit. love it!

  65. Ausrine

    January 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm


  66. Artemis

    January 23, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    i think she tries too hard to look good. there’s no natural flow.

  67. secondvurss

    January 23, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    i really like her shoes- very smooth…

  68. Daisy

    January 23, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I want hair like her…but red.

    gorgeous picture as always Sart

  69. Yumei

    January 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Beautiful Photo!

  70. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 12:18 am

    killer boots and love the back in the coat, the silhouette is great. i dont like that the bag is brown though, would have been better in black.

  71. Phamtastic

    January 24, 2009 at 1:38 am

    How do these people even develop this unbelievable sense of style? It seems as if they are born with super powers. Even children are well-styled.

  72. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Put it on the cover of your book. Amazing, dreamlike. Work of art.

  73. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Love her grey balenciaga coat!


    January 24, 2009 at 4:40 am

    I love the comments about a “so french” look, believe me reality is not always like that, but this is interesting the way you see France or you imagine France, you can find this in NY or Berlin even Bruxelles , but anyway this is nice , remind me the idea about America and NY that we had when we were young, I mean in France. Something mythic, the French glamour, Paris capital of fashion.America the country where you arrive poor on monday and where you are rich next saturday..
    Concerning the pic, love the Annick Goutal tiles under the “mistress” shoes of this glamourous young lady. Very 1920- 1930 mood, could be Cartier Bresson atmosphĂ©re!
    Thanks Mr Sarto …

  75. Claire

    January 24, 2009 at 7:04 am

    “so french” veut simplement faire rĂ©fĂ©rence au passĂ©, Ă  l’image de la ville de Paris et de sa la parisienne chic. Evidemment le style est unniversel , mais pas les influences

  76. JP

    January 24, 2009 at 7:21 am

    very sleek, S&M boots!

    I second studiophoto1, the floor is an amazing stage

  77. J.A.F.

    January 24, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Love the proportion and the styling, those bangs!

  78. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 7:41 am

    thanks phillipe for mentioning this elaborate, romanticized, ‘so french’ view of parisians, or “french” people in general. just bc it is a ‘good’ stereotype, it doesnt change the fact that it is a stereotype and these are inherently reductive.

    paris is a place of incredible diversity and a range of style. there is no one french ‘look.’ perhaps those within the fashion community share a love of fine labels and couture, yet i think if you were to venture into immigrant communities, you would really see the inequity that lies there and also appreciate a different and equally valuable notion of ‘style’…

  79. HEK

    January 24, 2009 at 7:43 am

    This is a gorgeous shot!

  80. Miss Leading

    January 24, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Her sphinx look is kind of fascinating – just like “decipher me or I devour you”.

    And I love her bag, too. And her hair, and her boots, and her coat… xD

  81. Siret

    January 24, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Hey, you just make my day with these brigh, clear pictures full of hope and goodness. lovelovelove

  82. ICHIKI

    January 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

    on the street?

  83. mado

    January 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Rhaaaaaaa… i looove Annick Goutal!!!
    Mine is “Grand Amour”…
    And the picture is… sublime!

  84. Ivy Lane

    January 24, 2009 at 11:31 am


  85. Tara

    January 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    What a beautiful coat and those boots are amazing.

  86. Dooder City

    January 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    It looks like a time warp but in a beautiful way. I love the whole outfit!

  87. zuccotto

    January 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Love the photo.
    Love the coat.
    Don’t love the boots.
    Hope she doesn’t drive with her hair like that.

  88. Jack Daniel

    January 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Most posers are ordinary posers. But this lady really takes the effort to pose in a original way.

    Good picture!

  89. MJ

    January 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I love everything, especially the back of that coat!

  90. Beatriz

    January 24, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I like the way she looks!! So French!! What about her eyes?

  91. Baeloclaudia

    January 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Well inspired and good pose!!!

    Gorgeus boots!!!

  92. Jú Fuscaldi Rebouças

    January 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I wouldn’t need anything else with a coat like that!

  93. Montreal Street Views

    January 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Very nice pix, I love it!
    Some great stuff this week Scott!

  94. Miiicha

    January 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Love the shoes

  95. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    holy shit this is an amazing shot!! there is something old world glamour about her but at the same time her boots are pretty modern.

    love everything!

    this shot should definitely go in the book!

  96. August Clothing

    January 24, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Love the drape at the back of the coat, and what a wonderful backdrop for her. It’s like you caught her window shopping and she only noticed she was being watched when the shutter snapped.

  97. Gabriela

    January 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    She’s lovely, so Fresh French! Not a fan of those boots. What I’m really in love with here the that whole setting! Delicious!

  98. Leow Peng Peng

    January 24, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    boots on their own, not a great deal .. coat on its own, not a great deal either .. but put all together on this lady, on the beautiful mosaic, romantic lighting, with only one eye hynotising the camera .. it’s wow! love this pic

  99. Aziza N.

    January 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Je crois que c’est la photo que je prĂ©fère parmi toutes celles prises Ă  Paris. Encore une fois cette lumière, ce style et cette pose!

  100. Amanda

    January 24, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I want those boots!

  101. Jeff Flemings

    January 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    How fabulous this photograph was taken at what I think is the Paris main retail location of my favorite parfumeur – Annick Goutal. The store is tiny but completely mirrored so comes across like a 40s Hollywood jewelry box.

  102. Carl Freedom

    January 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Nice pose. She is doing her damn thang! I don’t like the back of that coat. I can’t help but think “back fat” or a place to store stolen goods. She sorta reminds of of a sexy thief coming out from the store behind her. Anyway, Great pic.

  103. david

    January 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    this is shaina…and she’s a new yorker (and lovely). ;)

  104. fiercekitty

    January 24, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    i really love the double buckle topping the ankle boots. non-functional but perfect. the back drop to the coat adds a subtle flair to the lines.

    nice. super nice.

  105. Emily

    January 24, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Cool outfit and a very nice background to go with everything!


  106. O

    January 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    what a perfect photo! Those boots! That background! So perfectly French!

  107. Sam

    January 24, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Elle est tres jolie!! What a terrific blog you’ve got! The photos are endlessly gorgeous to look at! I’ll definitely vote for the Sartorialist in he blog awards! :)

  108. Gina

    January 25, 2009 at 5:43 am

    I just had a very weird moment. This girl looks exactly like me, but with better clothes… and I literally went, “WWHhhaaa?” thinking that I had somehow posed for this picture without remembering it.

    Wishful thinking.

  109. Anonymous

    January 25, 2009 at 5:48 am

    That coat is by Rodnik and sells at Barney’s in New York.

  110. Anonymous

    January 25, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Unfair. Everything is better in France.

  111. FPG

    January 25, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I love the outfit especially the coat and the way it had been created. Very creative and the girl is so chic in her pose.

  112. George Enache

    January 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

    This boots are made for…her! :p

  113. Anonymous

    January 25, 2009 at 10:38 am

    They are Kors.

  114. Vanna

    January 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I love how chic it is from head to shins. And then BAM, bondage boots. She rocks them.

  115. Sarah

    January 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    What a picture, what a woman.. Love it!!

  116. thomas

    January 25, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    i love her pose!

  117. yokata

    January 25, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    A funny thing… so many people “wow!-ed” about her being so French while someone mentioned that she is a New Yorker:) and that she actually wears stuff by American designers.

    So i am thinking to myself that it is not an excuse “I don’t dress that well because I am not French”. In fact, it is about some kind of consciousness that makes you dress in a certain way.


  118. Tiger Fodder

    January 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    The whole look is fantastic. The boots are perfection! WOW!

  119. Christann

    January 25, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I love it!
    She is beautiful!
    and the pose….DIVINE!!

  120. midwesternsartorialist

    January 26, 2009 at 12:46 am

    The upper part of the outfit has that “timeless” quality about it, but those boots. Ugh…

  121. Anonymous

    January 26, 2009 at 5:49 am

    So French ! So Paris ! So chic !
    Except the lady’s from New York and she’s wearing Michael Kors shoes and a Rodnick coat…

  122. Lyralie

    January 26, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    The KORS Michael Kors – Mogul looks very similar to her boots.

  123. Kelli

    January 26, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I am in love with this photo!!! Inspired and in love! The lights, the store fronts, the woman and her fabulous French style and the tiling on the floor. Just gorgeous all around!

  124. Starck Mad

    January 27, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Don’t know what is more gorgeous, the tiled floor, or those shoes!
    You’re killing me with these gorgeous photos.

    As if Cecil Beaton hit the streets!!

  125. Shaynuh

    January 27, 2009 at 7:42 am

    1920s chic! Love the beret and boots!


    January 27, 2009 at 8:37 am

    That coat is so unique! i love the way they have placed the volume in an usual place on the back? Weired, but it seems to work, especially with her pose!
    And amazing boots… i need me some of them!


  127. Anonymous

    January 27, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Was this really a person you randomly found on the street? I can’t believe it! BEAUTIFUL pic!

  128. Sbrilli

    January 27, 2009 at 4:11 pm


  129. Ellen Hart

    January 28, 2009 at 3:15 am

    This picture deserves a short story or at least a poem written about it. Gorgeous!

  130. Anonymous

    January 28, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Is she wearing a hat or is it just impeccable hair styling?

  131. Sosie

    January 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Very Marilin Monroe.

  132. Douu

    January 28, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Très dĂ©but du siècle…

    Elle serait tellement belle en noir et blanc!

  133. Anya

    February 2, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Agree with Sosie..Very Marilin Monroe. Really attractive..

  134. Karen

    February 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    That’s model Shaina Danziger. She’s American.

  135. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    The coat is tantalizing! It’s like a long come-on that I don’t want to end.

  136. Anonymous

    March 19, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I love that everybody thinks she’s “so French”! She’s actually an American model named Shaina Danziger from Kansas! She did my lookbook last Fall. She’s with the Muse agency in NY. She’s SO sweet and the girl can seriously make shapes…amazing poser!

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