Sunday, March 16, 2008

On the Street….Silver Eyes, New Delhi


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  1. Robin Claire

    March 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I love those shorts so much.

  2. jessica

    March 16, 2008 at 11:22 pm


  3. Finsen

    March 16, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    How do you usually approach your subject and getting them to pose for your picture? Do you just go up to them and ask nicely? Or do you have a secret strategy?


  4. bluestain

    March 16, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    oh wow, love her pleated plaid shorts….you should go to manila too

  5. Candace

    March 16, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Wow, those eyes…soft yet so intense!

  6. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Great work, Sart.

  7. Style-Rocker

    March 17, 2008 at 12:04 am

    love her confidence!

  8. citizen

    March 17, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Gorgeous! Normally I would cringe at the pattern on the shirt, but the way she’s put this look together makes it work.
    Love the well-placed smear of silver beneath the eyes…daring but not too flashy.

  9. deborah

    March 17, 2008 at 12:13 am

    i think india has been my favourite satorialist location – ever.

  10. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 12:16 am

    stunning. refreshing. and inspiring.

  11. yasmine

    March 17, 2008 at 12:54 am


  12. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 12:56 am

    lovely color and pattern combo

  13. kallol

    March 17, 2008 at 1:03 am

    that’s Sohiny Das….she is one of the best fashion Stylists and Critics we have in India…and she is always so comfortable in her own skin….lurve the wooden bangle and the shirt…x

    cheers mr.S

  14. Muriel Mercurial

    March 17, 2008 at 1:33 am

    She looks beautiful. I love the understated make up, and her colors go together really really well.

  15. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 1:36 am

    i could NEVER pull that off. but she does and does it well.

    i love that in a country of 1 billion where you’ve presumably not been before, you still manage to find people who are famous in the fashion industry! these pics are great!

  16. lorrwill

    March 17, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Citizen, my thoughts exactly on the shirt. For whatever reason, I love this here. She put it together and pulled it with pizazz.

  17. Devilled

    March 17, 2008 at 1:49 am

    So great! Are you in Delhi for the fashion week? I’m really glad you haven’t posted the usual ‘tourist’ photos of India. Will you come to Mumbai as well?

  18. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 1:58 am

    stockings outdoors in delhi?
    she must be sweating.
    but i guess pride feels no pain.

    I dont know, I dont feel like this look is honest.

  19. Avinash

    March 17, 2008 at 2:05 am

    COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES. Being Indian myself( Though I do not live there) I could not believe something so progressive and uber mordern could be seen on an Indian street! It looks like she walked out of a Marc Jacobs runway show. I love the masculinity of the whole outfit from that retro,buttoned shirt to those folded up shorts(probably her dads).PERFECT!

  20. Alya

    March 17, 2008 at 2:05 am

    This may seem narrow-minded but I never pictured India to have stylish people like this walking the streets. I was told the streets were full of beggars and whatnot.

    I know that they have overwhelmingly beautiful people, but the people u featured r so fresh and innovative. A bit of a change after the ‘Fashion WEEKS’

    • Rakshita

      May 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      You’re right. Very narrow minded indeed. At least, the people telling you these things are. Why not come see for yourself?

  21. pikake

    March 17, 2008 at 2:15 am

    This is the first time I have actually liked the “sandals and tights” look. I am loving that blouse too, what a fantastic pattern.

  22. cassaundra

    March 17, 2008 at 3:23 am


  23. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 5:17 am

    She makes slouchy masculinity look adorable. The white shoes with those big bows are so endearing, they make me want to strike up a conversation with her.

  24. Ambrosiality

    March 17, 2008 at 5:39 am

    wow she is so beautiful!

    I love it! the colors, the boy looking shirt & shorts. Especially how she has eyeshadow at the bottom instead.

  25. Gabriela

    March 17, 2008 at 6:49 am

    This girl has a very interesting mix of strength and innocence. The top picture with that Close Up is brilliant. The white background with all those old textures is very mysterious; it somehow looks as if she was in a cloud. The blouse and those shorts create a very interesting mix of patterns and colours. Very special shots.

  26. p'tite mademoiselle

    March 17, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Perfect, just beautiful.

  27. stephen

    March 17, 2008 at 7:46 am

    really amazing play on patterns and textures at play here. It’s extremely smart.

    And the shoes are the best.

  28. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 7:59 am


    I love your take on things.

  29. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Are you her in India to cover the fashion week?
    welcome to India, real glad to see my country through your lenses.

  30. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 8:31 am

    there’s not too much looking good in india. :/

  31. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 8:34 am

    From one extreme to another. Sart covers it all. He is managing to find a high percentage of people in the fashion industry though, who are probably non-representative of the mainstream.

  32. Amelimelo

    March 17, 2008 at 8:40 am

    So cute

  33. Carolina Lange

    March 17, 2008 at 8:45 am

    She looks so lovely!

  34. Sophia

    March 17, 2008 at 8:50 am

    so sweet and so tough. perfect!

  35. La Terpette

    March 17, 2008 at 9:14 am

    She looks great! That silver liner takes the whole look up a notch.

  36. deb newton

    March 17, 2008 at 9:40 am

    These India shots are very refreshing, and remind me that style is all about people and what they have on the inside too– personal choice and vision, not just money. Very touching and energizing– and your eye is marvelous as always.

  37. froo*gal

    March 17, 2008 at 9:46 am

    are these up-cycled mens trousers?…once again, I am inspired by the subtle plaid with the sweet floral shirt….love the combination.

  38. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 9:57 am

    I love it. Good work, Sart! I am impressed at the intensity she creates just by lining her waterline. Nice.

  39. zuki

    March 17, 2008 at 10:04 am

    WOW! this ought to be on the cover of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC..
    considering most of us in the world have black hair, brownish eyes, and chocolate skin.. this girl serves as a wonderful stylish antidote to the bias towards white westerners… thanks, for rebalancing our mindsets.

  40. Amy C.

    March 17, 2008 at 10:18 am

    I love this look. I love the baggy man pants made into shorts along with the patterned black tights, and the soft floral shirt that ties in with the shoes. Very clever.

  41. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 10:34 am

    GORGEOUS! Not only the bows on her sandals, but the pattern of her tights, trousers and blouse – what a daring combination! How old is she?

  42. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

    The way she’s wearing the blouse is very interesting to me. Buttoning it all the way up gives it a stronger vertical and emphasizes the collar shape, but then the casual pushing up of the sleeves prevents it from looking prim, which the print could easily lean toward. Nice.

  43. Miss Coryn

    March 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

    The shorts and tights look excellent! I’m a fan of this outfit!

  44. pretty kitty publishing

    March 17, 2008 at 10:56 am

    This version of the sandals and tights look is so inspiring because it plays against the masculine shorts. The detail of the bracelet adds heft to this interesting combination of gender-blending styles. I might have liked to see a belt, and/or a bag. The eye makeup is sleek – a lovely touch.

  45. amyw

    March 17, 2008 at 10:57 am

    i love this picture. i love every sartorialist picture, but this one is especially cool. i would kill for those shorts! i love the slouchyness yet clean lines of them. the black tights go extremely well with everything. this is one of those looks where you’d think that the individual pieces wouldn’t go together at all until you see the finished product. LOVE THIS!

  46. TSM (The Style Maverick)

    March 17, 2008 at 11:00 am

    An interesting combination, but as Avinash stated the look does mirror offerings from Marc Jacobs. I love it! The eye makeup…that’s subtle beauty yet daring and still in your face all at the same time. How did you find her?!

  47. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Being Indian myself, I have so far loved all of Sarts pics. I haven’t visited India since I was a little kid and seriously do not remember such awesomely dressed people.

  48. Marianna

    March 17, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I love how her shirt is buttoned up all the way with that really girly girly innocent print, and the tied hair too adds this extreme school-girl innocence but the overall look has a really contrasting ultra-cool hip edge with a lot of individuality and personality (for something that maybe could had been a school uniform with the objective of ppl blending in, well she surely sticks out of the crowd!)

  49. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Re: the Style Maverick,

    If this is really Sohiny Das she wasn’t that hard to find – it’s fashion week in New Delhi

  50. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Re: Zuki

    Now that’s the way to objectify people.

    Wouldn’t it be funny to have India’s pre-eminent stylists and fashion critic on the front of Nat. Geo.

    I’m surprised no-one else picked up on that.

  51. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    beutiful. child-like in her beauty. what a lovely and refreshing combination

  52. dean

    March 17, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Gorgeous woman (girl?). Whether intended or not, she has brought elements from the streets of New York and combined them with the authenticity of her country and, I imagine, herself.

  53. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Her face is beautiful–terrific eyes especially. I’ll be the dissenting voice and say I’m not enthralled by the outfit. I think it makes her waist look thick and her body a bit out of proportion to her head. I do like the way the bracelet goes with the shorts.

  54. sat

    March 17, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    why would you think its unintended, Dean?

  55. Margo Channing

    March 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Completely captivating. Love every piece she’s wearing.

  56. Marisa

    March 17, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Ha ha! There is a woman in India with the same outfit as me! Except for those wonderful shoes. What’s up, sister?

  57. miss milki

    March 17, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Beautiful! Love the print on the shirt and the silver eyeliner. The whole outfit is amazing!

  58. Opaline

    March 17, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I went to school with this girl. Pleasantly surprised to see her here of all places.

  59. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Saw the headshot and was like: “Meh, okay. Interesting.”

    Saw the bodyshot and was like: “WHOA! INTERESTING!!!”

    The sandals, the tights (they’re even patterned), the shorts, the bangle. Everything together is great.

    I couldn’t pull it off but I’m now inspired.


  60. Sabina Lovato

    March 17, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    damn, the colors of the outfit are in perfect harmony!
    i just love that…

    hey, i’m from brazil and i just loooove your page! keep the good working!

  61. Sabina Lovato

    March 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    the colors of the outfit are in perfect harmony! keep the good working!

    greetings from brazil!

  62. discothequechic

    March 17, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    It’s the Prada-esque collar that I love; structured and boyish.

    I’m so glad that you and your camera are in India; showing the world that it’s not all saris and exotic brights, as, for some reason, Vogue still depicts it..

  63. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    how old is she?

  64. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    she looks quietly confident. well captured!

  65. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 5:50 pm


  66. DesignGod

    March 17, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    It’s very MJ. Love it! Love her!

  67. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Probably THE two best shots you’ve ever taken.
    You’ve really captured this girl… her personality and her clothes. And isn’t that what great style is about?
    A combination of the two? Give us more like this.

  68. El Guapo

    March 17, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Its funny that the folks of India would need to be trasported to New York, London, etc… to earn their urbane, metropolitan fashion-forward stripes (as if being in India places them on some tiny island devoid of contact with the Western World). Great pics’, just not a fan of the fashion– the lines/silhouettes/fit are just to awkward for me (not to mention the patterns/color combos; not really daring just different from what’s typically seen through the Euro-centric Western fashion).

  69. TheRealSlimAdie

    March 17, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    I love the whole look, I just wish she wore closed-toe shoes. That poor girl must be sweltering in those tights in the Indian heaT!

  70. J.L

    March 17, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Good thing you didn’t stumble when you approacher her, else you could have fallen into those eyes and you never would have landed.

    cuffed short pants… pretty neat.

  71. suzannemarques

    March 17, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    great shorts & shoes. so cute!

  72. Jen Paton

    March 17, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    inspirational – my eyes will be shining tommorow thanks to her x

  73. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    I’m not sure if you’ve address this in a previous post, but have you lost any great shots due to a language barrier?

  74. elise.moran

    March 17, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    i love her! her eyes are ridiculously beautiful.

  75. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    So you’re in India for fashion week! And I thought you’d be catching random street style. Hmmmm. The photos are excellent, if not representative of many Indians.

  76. Kwana

    March 17, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    She’s beautiful. I just love those shorts! The proportions are great.

  77. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Some of these comments make me incredibly uncomfortable. Fashion and style exist outside of European/American cities. Just because I am have brown skin, am stylish and work in fashion does not mean that I should be portrayed as some exotic alien on the cover of National Geographic. For the record: America also has “beggars and whatnot,” on the streets — and India’s individuals most definitely have their own sense of indigenous (and clearly ingenious) style. If anything, Miuccia and Marc are looking at this lovely woman — not girl— and thinking of copying her look for an upcoming season.

  78. Max

    March 18, 2008 at 12:21 am

    The first photo is very Thomas Ruff. You’re getting very good.

  79. creamsicle

    March 18, 2008 at 12:36 am

    I agree, love those shorts!

  80. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 12:44 am

    She just may be one of your greatest finds yet. This outfit and this girl are both just absolutely fabulous.

  81. High Rhapsody

    March 18, 2008 at 1:37 am

    very cute..a little bit inspiring..reminds me of tokyo girls but less extreme.

  82. Danielle Bumblebee

    March 18, 2008 at 1:59 am

    wow.. u really do have an eye for pretty things..

  83. Kits

    March 18, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Great shot

  84. Pratishtha Durga

    March 18, 2008 at 6:48 am

    Okay, NOW I am offended. No, not by the picture, but by Avinash’s comment. Shame on you Avinash for sounding so surprised that an INDIAN could be so stylish. I mean, really, what world do you live in? When was the last time you walked down an Indian street? I suggest you do that really fast, and get your Indian sensibilities back in place.

    It’s great the The Sart is in India and has put New Delhi in spotlight, but really! You want to tell me that there are no badly dressed individuals in Manhattan and Milan? Reality check, young man… will do you some good.

  85. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 7:28 am

    love this! really!

  86. pearlescent

    March 18, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Amazing! Love the preppy/stylish look! The neatness of her pulled back hair, buttoned up blouse, and pleated shorts with the different prints of each item is great! Her bow mules and bangle add character, and her silver eyeliner is subtle and fresh..

  87. debarghya

    March 18, 2008 at 7:53 am

    soda my soda….i love your look….as always…u make every piece on u so special…n great to read all d comments whole world is making…well shot…well posed…cheers :)

  88. SB

    March 18, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Enjoying the focus on the closeup, the shirt is out of focused and the eyes are just right. it gives a beautiful refined depth to the picture. lovely outfit.

  89. Kira Fashion

    March 18, 2008 at 9:46 am


    India is really amazing and people there are so cool, i would love to visit that country! so, i am so happy you are taking pictures from there!

    a kiss and a hug from Brazil,
    When will you come here?
    i am huge fan of your blog, as everybody here for sure!

    Kira Aderne

  90. Iheartfashion

    March 18, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Very chic, top to bottom!

  91. kareen

    March 18, 2008 at 11:52 am

    really cool photo. I like the comment silver eyes. Short, sweet and to the point. This whole outfit is something I would definetly wear…including the silver eyes…

  92. Michelle

    March 18, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    This outfit is great—what a hard shirt to pull off!—and I think imagine it would also look fabulous with a pair of men’s-style oxfords.

  93. AnastasiaC

    March 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    gorgeous eyes and face!! not too keen on her outfit but she looks comfortable!!

  94. Ashley

    March 18, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    She’s so pretty

  95. the archives of my being

    March 19, 2008 at 12:06 am

    What inspires me most as I step into this stylish young lady’s gaze is the unexpected paradox between her seemingly girlish innocence and the ingenious retro styling that she is donning, this with such natural confidence. I am taken by her risquĂ© choice in footwear. THAT is specifically what makes me melt of uttermost sympathy. Lovely!

  96. Paul

    March 19, 2008 at 12:43 am

    This could probably be one of my favorites you have ever posted. So fun, and such beautiful, soft colors. I love it!
    I, personally, from ignorance, wouldn’t have thought you could find something like this in India. <3.

  97. alexia.

    March 19, 2008 at 4:47 am

    hmm i’m gonna have to copy her make-up, it’s gorgeous!

  98. noora

    March 19, 2008 at 7:10 am


  99. Sohiny

    March 19, 2008 at 8:02 am

    thanks, Sart for the pic. the point of those tights was to beat the freezing airconditioning at FW. when you have an AC around’d really like to show it off!

  100. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:13 am

    A great look… the blouse (to me) seems slightly western, a great pairing with the oversize shorts that have a pinkish tone that compliments the top. The masculinity is toned down with the girlish bows on the shoes, while the black tights add some drama and contrasting texture. The bangle is my favorite part: feminine, yet earthy and natural.

  101. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    So who the hell is she? Never heard of such a stylist or “critique” but nevertheless she is very stylish.

  102. Aitch

    March 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    To the Archives of my being.

    It seems from the comments above that Sohiny is a sucessful and well-resected woman and doesn’t need you melting in utmost sympathy over her shoes.

  103. dean

    March 19, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Sat: I thought it might be unintended because I didn’t want to assume this woman was consciously trying to incorporate New York. I don’t incorporate New Delhi fashion into my wardrobe, so it would be silly of me to assume she bases her fashion on a North American sensibility. Or maybe not.

  104. the archives of my being

    March 20, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    To aitch:
    Your defensive and somewhat impulsive tone hardly intimidates me.
    Perhaps you haven’t quite grasped what I have expressed, which, in my mind evoked inspired admiration more than anything.
    I strongly suggest you look up the meaning of “sympathy”. Maybe then you’ll comprehend.
    And relax.

  105. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 11:39 am

    silver eyes very very sexy!!

  106. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 11:40 am

    silver eyes
    very very sexy !!!

  107. sat

    March 21, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Hi Dean! You never know :)! Around the world, North American, to be precise: US culture/fashion/politics is a lot more exposed that New Delhi’s, no?

  108. art kids

    March 22, 2008 at 2:47 am

    this is great. i love her shoes!

  109. RR

    March 23, 2008 at 10:25 am

    @2:03 anon posting…

    maybe, just maybe, the hellish reason you have not heard of Sohiny, is because you revel in mainstream fashion….

    try looking out for avant garde fashion and you will spot her…

  110. qi

    March 23, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    She´s got the attitude and selfconfidence!

  111. Cinderelliotte

    March 23, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    so beautiful, love the contrast with her skin.

  112. lauren ashley

    March 24, 2008 at 12:52 am

    c’est FIERCE.
    ^_^ !!!

  113. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Browsing through the comments I actually see how many people you reach out to now. It takes certain assignments to get the demographics commenting and most people don’t understand that fashion and style is more about culture than location. Third-world countries such as India or the Philippines (you should come some time even though I’m in the states) are just as stylish as their Western counterparts but some people are too close-minded to see that. Keep it up playa deuce.


  114. Rayan

    November 11, 2008 at 12:07 am

    a winner!

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