Friday, October 20, 2006

On The Street……Shopgirl, Nolita

I love the dress (both of them actually) but I really like the guys in the background sitting outside one of the few remaining small butcher shops in the city. I’ve talked to them before and they still remember when Nolita wasn’t “Nolita” and that area was still very much of a real neighborhood.


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  1. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 9:19 am

    very pretty. And the fabulous boots!!! she looks so sexy!

  2. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 9:24 am

    Yeah, I hear these days you have to move to LA or Nashville or Mexico City for real neighborhoods.

    I’m joking, people are always waxing poetic about LES and Williambsburg 10 years ago…usually the very people who live there.

    There’s still lots of guts to this city. And you know you’ve found them when rent is cheap.

  3. Style Scout

    October 20, 2006 at 9:29 am

    Love those boots but is it still warm in NY?. Asking from London which is also warm if not hot

  4. Alice Olive

    October 20, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Gorgeous cream dress. Love the ruffled detail. So girly and pretty.

  5. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Oh, she looks like one of the Deschanel’s. So quirky yet beautiful.

  6. observer

    October 20, 2006 at 9:35 am

    Dear Sart,
    This picture of some middle-aged or old guys sitting outside a small shop (be it a butcher shop, a bakery…) (usually) gossiping when business is slow, is so familiar half way around the world where I live. And yes, it is vanishing in this part of the world too. Actually, I see these guys a few blocks away from my home outside a butcher shop (coincidence). I don’t know if I would feel nostalgic if they left, but they stare every time I pass by. Anyway… I love your blog because I love New York. I’ve never been there though. My love for NYC comes from Woody Allen’s films. Then came “Friends” and then “Sex and the City” and now I add the Sartorialist to my list. Actually, I’m an outsider here. I don’t even read fashion magazines. When I was younger they used to depress me. You know, all these gorgeous looking women, not to mention “effortless”… Now I’ve simply lost interest. But your photos are great and I have seen many stylish people in them. You’ve made such an impact on me that when I walk on the street I see people and think “they should be in Scott’s blog”. And I also love your blog because you and most people posting comments seem so open-minded.

  7. Lit

    October 20, 2006 at 9:42 am

    Oh this is great. That’s an awsome dress (the white one) and great choice of shoes. I love the way this woman looks, fantastic.

  8. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 9:53 am


  9. lalalisasa

    October 20, 2006 at 9:56 am

    Dear Sartorialist, thank you you’re great. But, I need to know where I could buy this WONDERFUL white dress!!! Please go and find this girl to ask her. Please!

  10. Tiffany

    October 20, 2006 at 9:58 am

    Oh, I love that white dress!
    The details at the neck and sleeve.
    Seems like the boots SHould be too much of a contrast but they work.

    And the gentlemen in the background do make the picture.
    It could easily be a shot from a whole other era if the clothes were changed.

  11. The Sartorialist

    October 20, 2006 at 10:11 am

    the dress is from Mayle.

  12. Shannon

    October 20, 2006 at 10:11 am

    There’s a good possibility that she works at Mayle, she looks familiar. Also, she’s on Elizabeth St., where Mayle is located. So you can probably find her dress there!

  13. Alison

    October 20, 2006 at 10:17 am

    I love Mayle… the shop is right around the corner from this pic.

    And yes, it is getting a bit nippy in NYC. Last week it got down in the 40s.

  14. Blue Floppy Hat

    October 20, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    I love the boots. So much better looking than the cowboy boots everyone was running around in in Summer 2005. And they work nocely with the dress- relaxed, but not too folksy.

  15. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    because its not a real neighborhood now? its a fake neighborhood? an illusion?

  16. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    Very pretty! But watch that coffee, or it’s right back to the dry cleaners for you. :)

  17. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    The first thing I noticed were her fabulous BOOTS! But I really like the dress she’s wearing, and the one she’s holding, too.

  18. Susan

    October 20, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    she gives me a selma blair vibe. i love how she put together her outfit…with her hair and everything. great shot again!!

  19. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    where are the boots from? must know!!

  20. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    when losers from project runway open up shop in your neighborhood selling bobble-head dolls of tim gunn, its not a real neighborhood anymore. EMc is just such a store.

    love the dress, and her.

  21. Chris

    October 20, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    … I think what’s more important than the dress is just how hot this woman is. She’s hot! Got her number, right Schuman?

  22. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    She is so sexy that my heart aches.

  23. Stacy (LA, CA)

    October 20, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    Totally lovely … her bangs and the ruffles work so well together here. Fabulous!

  24. BlowHarder

    October 20, 2006 at 10:19 pm

    Gorgeous. Love her.

  25. invisible girl

    October 20, 2006 at 11:32 pm

    And I see that she is poised – without being pidgeon-toed!

  26. lepetitdoodler

    October 20, 2006 at 11:52 pm

    i want her bangs.

  27. Anonymous

    October 21, 2006 at 12:15 am

    Kinda look like Selma Blair!

  28. Eva

    October 21, 2006 at 8:33 am

    The most lovely thing is the way she combines such a dress with those boots,and her hair,and the little bag she’s got in her hand,…it’s all simply ELEGANT.

  29. Eva

    October 21, 2006 at 8:35 am

    the most lovely thing is the way she combines such a dress with those boots, and the hair, and the little bag she’s got in her hand,…it’s ELEGANT.

  30. SU

    October 22, 2006 at 9:01 am

    I love her dress.

  31. Lena

    October 22, 2006 at 9:38 am

    i want to look like her

  32. ontheMARC

    October 22, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    bangin bangs.

  33. Madame de Pompadour

    October 22, 2006 at 4:20 pm


  34. Kathleen

    October 22, 2006 at 9:48 pm

    With the drycleaning in hand, I am thinking Carrie Bradshaw again…

    …although she would be standing OUTSIDE the closed drycleaners, ticket in hand and dress “in the drycleaner hock”…

    This is an extremely cute look – but one, I think, that can be pulled off with respect to age. It’s much more difficult to make this look cute, and not silly, as one moves along in time…

  35. Anonymous

    October 22, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    The first thing I noticed is that the sign for Emmett McCarthy’s shop is in the far background. I love Emmett.

  36. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 2:03 am

    For me, it’s all about the face. And with you, Sarto, it’s always about the face – how you get your subjects to shine through in such a relaxed way is a secret you should take to the grave. About the face: just like we have a sense of intentional clothing choices, we have a sense of intelligent, thoughtful faces. They have to match for the whole ensemble to work

  37. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 7:17 am

    she really is gorgeous

  38. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 12:05 pm

    This is what I want to look like =)

  39. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    tres Selma Blair!

  40. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    love those boot anyone know where can I get them?

  41. Maria

    October 24, 2006 at 11:26 am

    I agree that she looks similar to Salma Blair, but a Salma that was totally and perfectly art directed. This girl posses a very strong allure: the hair, the posse, the dress the boots, the light…magnificent!

  42. T-Rex

    October 24, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    The dress reminds me of the prairie look of the very early 80′s, but more sophisticated.

    I just found your blog. I love it!

  43. Akleja

    October 28, 2006 at 8:28 am

    love her dress!

  44. Anonymous

    October 28, 2006 at 1:28 pm

    I love those boots && they look perfect with that white dress.

  45. cizzi sweden

    October 28, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    Nice. She looks a bit like Selma Blair .

  46. Ana

    November 1, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    The boots are mayle too *sighs*

  47. Joyce

    April 27, 2010 at 2:45 am

    These boots are really awesome. They look so trendy. I have similar pair of boots in brown and it really look awesome on any occasion. And it?s lovely dress, it really suit with that pair of boots.

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