Ladies, please, would you stop dying your hair way darker (or lighter) than it actually is? It looks shite, I’m sorry. As for the photo: never has a neglected building looked so fresh, eh? or at least parts of it.
The cuffs are great, and the mirroring of shapes in the cuffs, cape and width of the trouser leg works but the trousers look too big around the waist – maybe it’s the way she’s holding them, which looks slightly awkward.
As the French say: ‘bien de loin, mais loin d’ĂŞtre bien’ (good from far, far from good). The shot itself is great, with its contrast of colors between marble, green and black. Nice slender silhouette, but it would have been more balanced with a less bumpy bag. And the upper part would have been fine if there wasn’t that narrow, almost buttoned-up collar; interesting sleeves, but buttons are plain horrid; and she should take more care of her hair, and hairdye as well, this really looks neglected; also, she could at least have ironed the hemline of her trousers… and, and… well, I guess that’s enough.
the green stairs just steal the scene. but hooray for the neck scarf, i did like that – sweet to add a light touch of blush amid the black. lots of fun with texture here and the proportions too. the large bag, so awkward. not the size, but she’s holding it like it’s a bag, rather than luggage, which is what it is.
Love everything here, especially love the photo background and colours. I bet there will be a lot of comments about the tint of green in her hair, It is fairly common on the continent for a lady to add this touch, I see it a lot in Italy, Spain, Germany and France. Debateable whether its worth it or not, I don’t think it adds all that much for the trouble…
I love the textures in this picture. The green moss on the stairs. The soft fur of her coat, the silk about her neck and the brass I believe of the buttons. Then there is the crispness of her shirt and the harshness of the bottom steps. I like it. I also enjoy the soft shape of her against the harsh geometry of her surroundings.
A beautiful woman with an elegance that will follow her for a looong time. She is gonna be something else at 40. When I think of women in the US with their boob jobs, nose jobs, French Manicure Extensions and Botox injections…It makes me… WANNA MOVE TO PARIS!
It is a very interesting shot, I love the details in the outfit, but the whole thing doesnâ€™t quite fit, it is too much for my taste: the pants are too long, too wide, the bag too big, the jacket too oversized… It is like she put together all the special pieces in her armoire. It doesnâ€™t really work; this needs some more basic pieces or some more balance between wide and narrow, big and small shapes for not being so overwhelming.
I know I’m in the minority, but I like too long trousers on some people. I don’t know, it just works for them somehow. I think she looks chic with the pants dragging on the ground. I also think that if you’re really cute and thin, like this young lady, you can break a lot of rules like having too dark hair, long pants and what not. Isn’t it annoying??
The contrast of the green steps and the black is perfect Sart. The woman is a contemporary version of Edith Piaff so it kind of suits her to look unkept and fatal and even when I am not seduce by her outfit, I like the photograph and the choice of subject.
the wispy hair and the green on the stairs make me feel like she is off to some very high powered yet dark and mysterious business meeting. oooh business goth! not sure about the pieces but altogether (with some major amping up with background and composition) its a very evocative image.
Dark and chic, my kind of style. Divine photo Sart, one of my favourites. I love very long pants, they are only too long if they are dragging on the ground and ruining the fabric. Although it is a shame to hide beautiful shoes!
new to this beautiful place but not so amused but the supposed critics. why focus on what you hate when there’s so much to love. my favorites are the “bumpy” bag and the frivolous trouser (I think she knows). she’s got it.
I liked that the background had this punch of color on it – It made the outfit really pop. Therefore, we were able to see the details of clothing. Although, i find her a little too black, there was no other to pull off something so urban and chic. I liked her pants and bag a lot!
i’m delurking because the issue of how long one’s pants should be has been gnawing at me for the past few weeks (i’ve been wondering how much of my pants to lop off to get them *just right*) and i too have been rather taken aback by all these extra-long pants that have been popping up on this site. are these extra-long pants just a passing parisienne fad? please sart, shine the light and put us out of our misery. please.
The entire look is beautiful, unique. Each piece separately may be nothing special, but together, it’s all harmonious, “trĂ¨s FranĂ§ais”, right down to her hair, which suits the look. Pants should be tailored though, but a minor detail. Who knew she’d be photographed for the world to see on this day ^.^ C.
How about a book with your photographs that ties into the environment? Many of your subjects walk instead of take a car – many use bicycles. Could be a big seller. Fashion meets Earth-Friendly with Style.
I love the wide-legged trousers, but she’s so fine-boned she seems overwhelmed by the proportions of her clothes and bag (when, o when will the Big Bag die?)…I just wish ONE thing she were wearing (or carrying, ahem!) were smaller. Except her eyebrows, which are IMO a little overgroomed. She’s gorgeous, though, and the colors are wonderful, the black and moss and dark teal. Great photo.
Wow! Love the black against the grass green background! Anon 10:48 thanx for pointing out the green tint in her hair, great detail! Although I think it’s just the reflection of the steps it’s a great effect..
Love the colours, but she looks a little uncomfortable in those trousers. Maybe it’s the way she’s gripping the waistband. Maybe it’s the fact that I can’t see her toes through her extra-long pant legs.
The background is great, but…. Her hair is way to dark, it looks unnatural, her bag looks like it should fit and yet it doesn’t, her pants are too long, and that shirt looks like it’s strangling her (yet I love the cuffs)
Widelegged trousers that are “too long” – what a refreshing look . Skinny has passed itÂ´s sell by date. It is time for a new silhouette. Most women /girls in skinny have not had a proper look at themselves in a rearview mirror- thatÂ´s for sure. Which I have – IÂ´m a flight attendant and see women/girls/men. from behind when they disembark ! In addition to that I have yet to see a woman who can walk in high heeled boots without looking like she has wet her pants !
i’ll never understand why you feel moved to dissect someone if you’re not feeling the photo. these are just people walking the street, going about their lives. Most people are dressed as a result of the time they have to get ready, the number of different things they have to do in a day, what’s clean, and yes, maybe what’s not ironed, but you can get away with…
Obviously the sartorialist has seen something in each person he wants to capture – sometimes i wonder why people agree to be photographed for the site, knowing how harsh the comments here can be.
I don’t mean to defend anyone in particular, but I think that just as readers are allowed to praise the beauty of a photo or the stylishness of the subject, we’re entitled to leave criticism as well. Since so much of this is subjective, it would be rather lacking if everyone only left glowing remarks about the perfection of everything. Sart has a keen eye, and he doesn’t have to take what other people say to heart – he doesn’t even have to approve the comments if he doesn’t want to – but as long as we keep personal attacks and offensive remarks out, I don’t see what’s wrong with expressing your opinion on an entry.
The photos generally focus on style and fashion, no? I think itâ€™s safe to say that most of the people being photographed here donâ€™t throw on a tank top and sweatpants in the morning because the rest of their wardrobe is at the cleanerâ€™s. If Sart thinks a particular photo works (and they’re pretty much always stunning, in my opinion), he can share it with us, and if not everyone shares his viewpoint, I think they’re allowed to say so.
If people were attacking this lady simply for being French or having brown eyes, I would be pretty appalled. But if someone is going to have a strop over some Internet users nitpicking their outfit, then maybe they should work on their own self-esteem a little bit. Also, I reckon if Sart really thought someone should shut up, I doubt he would have allowed his or her comment to appear in the first place.
Meanwhile, Iâ€™m just happy that this hasnâ€™t turned into an OhNoTheyDidnâ€™t for nonpublic figures (I love ONTD, but there’s a time and a place).
I have to say I agree with Violet. It is all about the moment and the mood. I am eternally grateful to Scott for bringing it all home to me from wherever he may be. A propos of the long pants: we should all thank Scott for letting those of us who are not French chicks see what the cool French chicks are wearing!
I am awed by the defiance of her outfit…and what a fantasic color combination. Perhaps natural tresses would make her more approachable and not overly intentional, but her efforts to get dressed while paying attention are sincere and I appreciate them.