Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On the Street……Spring Knocking, Paris


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  1. Cassiopeia

    April 8, 2009 at 8:58 am

    gorgeous combinations of colour… the first girl is so so chic, and the second works all that colour with such aplomb! adore the 1st skirt and the 2nd’s shoes! anyone know where they’re from?


  2. -h

    April 8, 2009 at 9:04 am

    1. so beautiful, so elegant, so chic

  3. jnnfr

    April 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

    omg. the second one is amazing.

  4. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 9:11 am

    absolutely IN LOVE with everything hwew

  5. Oh Dear Charlotte

    April 8, 2009 at 9:17 am

    love peachy pink. i love how this shows any colour can be worn pretty and feminine or grungy with the right personal flair and attitude!!

  6. Jenni

    April 8, 2009 at 9:18 am

    love the first outfit!

  7. Lola-Elise

    April 8, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Beautiful colours..

    visit me sometime

  8. stacy

    April 8, 2009 at 9:23 am

    what a shot!

    the shoes, the skirt, the chairs, the clouds!

    love it.

  9. Ediot

    April 8, 2009 at 9:25 am

    the first picture. smashing-such a fantastic skirt and an great outfit

  10. Giavanna

    April 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

    FANTASTIC. Too much to say, the picture speaks for itself. A treat for the eyes.

  11. zahra.h

    April 8, 2009 at 9:27 am

    hi im iranian. your blog is very good.ilove hear.tanks a lot

  12. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 9:28 am

    so beautiful

  13. kayla j.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:31 am

    love it.

  14. Christing

    April 8, 2009 at 9:39 am

    love the top pic…a fab splash of colour in a very chic look!

  15. JFK Jean

    April 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

    First one…wooowwww….

    second one- Interesting look, pairing the blazer with this “babydoll” everything else. Very different and I like it.

  16. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Im in love with the second outfit, but the shoes ruin it.

  17. meredith

    April 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I just love the girl in the second photo. That mannish jacket over those pink ruffles! Like you say, Spring is peaking through!

  18. heath

    April 8, 2009 at 9:58 am

    ah! thankfully, spring is here; and it’s about time.
    these two are perfect sartorial examples of why this is my favorite season.

  19. Lorraine

    April 8, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Love the second one. The masculine jacket and big, heavy bag save the outfit from being too cutesy. Not sure about the shoes though; I’d have gone for a brogue.

  20. gervaise

    April 8, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I love the 2nd one, amazing!! and the shot is wonderful

  21. KB

    April 8, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I think the second girl is wearing full on Luella, including the shoes.

  22. The Concrete Commentator

    April 8, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I guess Easter is upon us. The last outfit is cute.. reminds me of an Easter egg!

  23. camilla

    April 8, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Interesting to see the two, inverted approaches to early spring–bare legs with heavy black shoes, or opaque black legs with girly pink shoes. Of the two I prefer the former look, and will try it tomorrow in NYC!

  24. Louise

    April 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

    jane looks amazing as always…but i am completely smitten by girl #2. I want that skirt! She looks awesome.

  25. The Voguette

    April 8, 2009 at 10:21 am

    i love the volume in these skirts, it looks fantastic!

  26. suzanne nelson

    April 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

    The girl in the lower picture looks fabulous! it looks like she woke up on a beautiful sunny day and grabbed her favourite things and put them on. For me her outfit has a very spontaneous, carefree feel and looks so pretty and joyful – what spring should be all about and those have to be the best spring shoes ever!

  27. Hannah

    April 8, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I’m finally warming up to salmon. She carries it off phenomenally, and just exudes confidence and cool. A true example of someone who wears her clothes and not vice versa.

  28. MeG

    April 8, 2009 at 10:43 am

    i love the first it!
    amaizing combination
    un beso

  29. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 10:49 am

    The first girl achieves a nicely fashionable level of chic. The second brings to mind an elaborate–and very festive–birthday cake.

    Two very different expressions of personal style, but I’d put my money on the second as having a richer life of the imagination.

  30. sonali

    April 8, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I love the trench on the girl in the first picture. And those shoes with bare legs looks fabulous!!

    The second picture is just adorable. Love it! Wish I could see more of her bag.

  31. Kera

    April 8, 2009 at 10:52 am

    hooray for spring!

  32. beths

    April 8, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Puts me in mind of the story (Cheever? Updike?) The Girls in their Summer Dresses–nice. I find the glasses in the 2nd photo unflattering to her face despite their modishness.

  33. srta a

    April 8, 2009 at 11:12 am

    love the first one… and the flower skirt!! so femenine.

  34. jessica

    April 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I’m glad that you put these two together; I think they say so much more together than apart.

    The first one is such an inspiration to me in terms of fit of the jacket; various neutrals plus a bright color located in a beautiful skirt; and the idea that I might try bare legs with my black booties as a transitional look (something I had been intimidated to try, but I have a frame like hers so I should at least give it a go.)

    The second one reminds me to be more daring, to take more risks, and to care less what others might think.

    I disagree with the poster who said that the 2nd person would have a richer imagination. I wouldn’t be able to wear that outfit in my daily life even if I wanted to, but I could wear the first one to work. People that work in environments where they are expected to be conservative have, in my opinion, a much more difficult job being creative and imaginative and still towing the line.

  35. Kelly

    April 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

    The first girl has my dream style but the second is wearing too many ruffles- I am a big fan of ruffles as an accent, but not all over, she looks like a cupcake!

  36. amadna

    April 8, 2009 at 11:53 am

    love the second girl’s skirt

  37. y

    April 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    i lovelovelove the second outfit!!!! she is style personified.

  38. kellywinonaoxford

    April 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I love these two very very much.
    The second girl, I’m smitten with, the first I solely admire.
    Anyone know who makes the trench?
    Or any of it for that matter?

  39. K @ Blog Goggles

    April 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Finally… some color!

  40. J'Adore Fashion

    April 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    the first photo is so fabulous, love the glasses in the second photo!

  41. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Both pics have an element of sweet and tough that I like. I especially like the stripe skirt in the top pic, just sweet enough to add some spring magic.

    The girl in the bottom pic is so adorable in her transition from geeky duckling to swan. She’s combined that sweet/tough element expertly here. I’d like to see her grow. Hope you cross paths with her again in the future.

  42. jessica

    April 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I also wanted to add: that your blog has helped me overhaul my wardrobe and has changed my attitude to many items of clothing and various combinations. So when I look at the fit of the trench in the first photo, I think to myself that I want a similar cut and double breasted buttons; and I won’t buy until that comes along.

    I was browsing through your archives, remembering very well the first time I had seen the older images and where I was when I did, and was amazed to realize that I have acquired so many of the looks/items that I first discovered on here. This is likely why I am so happy with my wardrobe at the moment! Thank you for that.

  43. Gabriela

    April 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Both outfits are cute and interesting, each of them in its own special way. I just don’t like the black accessories. This colour disturbs the spring softness and harmony that both outfits are supposed to express. If you are going to play the sugar candy look, there’s not much place for black, and you need to go all the way, perhap light grey, beige or blue accessories would help?

  44. Jules

    April 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I love both of these! spring is def. in the air!

  45. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Much more inspired by the first look. Very sophisticated!

    The second look walked off Luella’s runway and threw on some tights and a jacket.

  46. lintmag

    April 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    The second photo is incredible – almost like two different girls photoshopped together! The calm and cool glasses, black tights, jacket and bag break free into some crazy spring flower of pink and purple ruffled flowery love – spring emerging from winter. The lime green and brown chairs add to the garden-y feel of it all. Grand, Sart!

  47. Jack Daniel

    April 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Both ladies are really special. But the first one….is the most charming lady to be captured in a long time.

  48. Erin

    April 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Please tell me these were just girls on the street and not a fashion shoot — I’d love to think people actually wear such fun outfits as the second picture!! I often see things like this in magazines, but would love if this were acceptable to wear in “the real world.” Maybe I’ve just been in DC too long — too much gray, navy, and black!

  49. Leia

    April 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, what lovely outfits!

  50. sarahn

    April 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I’m enjoying comparing these two and asking myself why I think the first photo is so chic and the second is not. It’s mostly about streamlining: the trench fits her perfectly, the skirt is flared but not poufy, and the boots are sleek. The second photo is just one hot mess. Ruffles upon ruffles, and the shoes are too childish (they must be Marc Jacobs?). The bag is utilitarian doesn’t complement the outfit.

  51. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    The second one is in all Luella.

  52. Jules

    April 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    love love love both skirts :) The second photo makes me wish I was by the Tuileries Gardens!

  53. Catherine

    April 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    #2 is wearing the first outfit that comes up on the Luella website— in most cases I would be opposed to stealing off the mannequin, but she really makes it her own.

  54. Elaine

    April 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Also, in the first photo, note the angles, of her bangs,of the unbuttoned trench-jacket, of her skirt, and her right arm/hand. Very artistic. Still can’t warm up to the barelegged look with short boots.

  55. Vanessa

    April 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Spring is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The first outfit is so chic!

  56. Angeles Almuna Design

    April 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I love the first girl, she looks so chic :)

  57. sauvageblue

    April 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    such fresh looks…

  58. pretty kitty publishing

    April 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    These looks are working for me with the exception of the tights on the second woman. I wish she had chosen a tonal color which matched the colors in her skirt and shoes. Still, I like the idea of her look, right up to the ‘nerdy glasses.

  59. amalie

    April 8, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    lovely photos. really like the first girl , love her outfit , sp simple and elegant ! love her shades and skirt x

  60. Alena

    April 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I love the photos, aw and the outfits are so cute ^^
    love the skirt in that second photo :D

  61. A chicette in Paris

    April 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Top photo, so cool!

    Kisses from Paris!


  62. Kristina

    April 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    oh my god, the second one is too much. and by too much, I mean FANTASTIC!

  63. AmandaLeigh

    April 8, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Great pictures. Visually quite stunning.

  64. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    If my four-year-old daughter were a fashion designer, these are the kinds of looks she would create. Especially the second one, with its flounces and those shoes that look like big pink lips on her toes.
    I totally approve. We would all smile much more if pink were the dominant color, rather than black.

  65. Merike

    April 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    off-topic question to who might know: is every photo shoot (or gathering of fashion people?) done in Paris in the gardens of Tuileries?

    on-topic: I love spring, it makes people smile and wear brighter colours.
    It looks on the up-side here in Northern Europe already, too.
    Hail to pinks and purples.

  66. The Clever Pup

    April 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Who cares if it’s Luella? I’d be way more impressed if she had thrifted the outfit together.

    I think it’s a bit over the top, as if she wanted someone to take her photo. Well she suceeded.

    Also not a fan of bare legs and short dark boots.

  67. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    WOW! the girl in the second photo has the LUELLA shoes i have been DYING TO have! :(

  68. RJ

    April 8, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    The second girls outfit has SO MUCH personality! I really love it. In fact, it made my day. FASHION.


    April 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    fantastic shoes! love the color.

  70. ----------

    April 8, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I bought the same coat today:)

  71. GPeabody

    April 8, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    The high buttons on the first coat add some character to the outfit, but there is a little something missing. Perhaps a necklace?

    The colors and the patterns of the second picture are splendid and yet almost juvenile. She needs a lollipop !

  72. joiji

    April 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    i love the first outfit. it’s perfect from head to toe. gorgeous.

  73. Gaia

    April 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    love the second one.

  74. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Can someone PLEASE tell me where that shrunken trench is from in the first photo? I have a fantastic green dress that is just begging to be worn with something like that for spring.

  75. Maria

    April 8, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    1st pic: absolutely beautiful. as for the black accessories (that someone disliked), i don’t mind them. spring doesn’t have to be colourful head-to-toe. in some places it’s just not that warm yet.

    2nd pic: this isn’t “spring” and “colourful” to me. i find it more childish and costume-like. the blazer, brown bag and black tights would have worked better with a different outfit altogether.

  76. arsdementis

    April 8, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    The top photo!!

    It’s so rare you see a sophisticated skirt that doesn’t shirk on the sexy or the swoosh!

  77. Tia

    April 8, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    2nd outfit looks like it’s straight out of Luella! *drool*

  78. Alice

    April 8, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    The second one is absolutely GORGEOUS. wish I could pull that off!

  79. Shaina Tantuico

    April 8, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    the green chairs and the blue sky are the perfect backdrop accessories

  80. Red

    April 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I love the skirt in the second photo, red and pink stripe? Nice flare.

  81. lepetitsmudge

    April 8, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    i want to put on my chicest outfit and prance around the tuileries and see if i get my picture taken.

    love love the jacket… it just goes to show that fit and proportion make a trench something magical and not just an old navy breakfast at tiffany’s knockoff.

    but please, the girl on the bottom should SMILE! she looks so unhappy, which is so odd, considering her outfit. it sounds corny, but when the contributors here smile it makes their outfits 100 times better.

  82. Vivi

    April 8, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I like to imagine that the top picture is of the little girl in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” – all grown up (or, more likely, HER daughter).

  83. yilin

    April 8, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    The first outfit is so chic. The beige trench coat looks sumptous with the striped skirt.

  84. diamondsinchampagne

    April 8, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I love everything about the first picture. She just looks so chic and not over the top. Every piece compliments the next.

    LOVE the Luella in the second pic. But don’t like the whole look for some reason.

  85. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Outrageously refreshing! Such a lovely color scheme and the shoes are terribly fantastic. Almost costume-like, the touch of the blazer and accessories translate sophistication and genuine style. So wonderful to see such a bright and bold look.

  86. Nick Leonard

    April 9, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Wow, love both! Good finds.

  87. ChocolateBeachFlower

    April 9, 2009 at 3:04 am


    spring!! i love the second photo alot her shoes are so kawaii!!!!

  88. Victoria

    April 9, 2009 at 3:17 am

    I absolutely love the color in this outfit! I completely agree with most of the comments–the outfit is so fun, colorful, and whimsical. I used to not like mixing “weird” colors, but it definitely works for her! I like blogging about fashion shows, and this is Ungaro Fall 2009 inspired. I can completely imagine this girl wearing this outfit (,0,10) come fall!

  89. Sushi

    April 9, 2009 at 3:53 am

    I love that first one! So chic x Sushi

  90. Anonymous

    April 9, 2009 at 4:05 am

    This is adorable!Love the nerd sufragette look she pulled off and the brave mix of colors. I don’t know how it works but it does!My idea of the key to personal style!

  91. Anonymous

    April 9, 2009 at 4:18 am

    A Cupcake on Foot.

    Lavender Frosting.

    Strawberry Cream.

    Deliciously Yummy.

    A Cupcake on Foot.

    Lusciously Sweet.

    Good enough to Eat!


  92. Anonymous

    April 9, 2009 at 4:31 am

    Each element is OK but the all outfit just doesn't work… Nice try ! (Looove the shoes <3)

  93. Anonymous

    April 9, 2009 at 6:16 am

    if only in oz … love the free style in eu.

  94. C.L.B

    April 9, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Great skirt in first picture and fantastic heels in the second.

  95. Nina Yasemin

    April 9, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Wow, I really love the first outfit!

  96. Anonymous

    April 9, 2009 at 7:39 am

    oh wow, i loove the first one so much… feeling so inspired now!
    the second annoys me. anyone who has the money can buy almost a whole look off the runway. however not anyone could manage to make such a fantastic Luella outfit NOT work. i am very disappointed; i absolutely adore the collection it is from.

  97. Anonymous

    April 9, 2009 at 8:21 am


  98. HC

    April 9, 2009 at 8:44 am

    The first one is a cool fashionable shot that I’ve come to expect from the sartorialist, but second picture is so unexpected and intriguing that I’m completely discombobulated by it.

    Its pictures like these that makes you rethink fashion and personal style. Bravo!

  99. Anonymous

    April 9, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I would have loved this outfit when I was about 8 years old.
    When did women stop wanting to look grown-up, elegant, and start wanting to look like little girls from Disneyland.
    Sart, please post the odd shot of models from the late ’50s, early ’60s next to one like this. It would be instructive, if not amazing (still seeing that word, ad nauseum).

  100. christine

    April 9, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I love love love the colors in the third photo. Wonderfully observed.

  101. Anonymous

    April 9, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I love the first spring look

  102. devin

    April 9, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Love the way she used her black boots in her spring wardrobe. she’s got great legs to pull that skirt off as well.

  103. funkyartist

    April 10, 2009 at 12:31 am

    whoaa happy easter! “thats all”

  104. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Help! Who makes a great pair of “nerdy” glasses? LOVE them!

  105. frank adam

    April 10, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Fucking Brilliant! I love the specs. Great style.

  106. Martine

    April 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I absolutely love the girl with the striped skirt! She looks amazing. Love her outfit…

  107. BetwixtandBetween

    April 10, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    :O real life luella. <3

  108. Docta Slick

    April 10, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Oh girlfriend is workin’ it!
    Twirl baby girl, for spring has arrived!

  109. Cotton Candy

    April 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    OMG! She looks like a giant lollipop! Please twist it up!

  110. Alexandra Joye Houston

    April 10, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS OUTFIT! Especially the contrast with the frills and her hair pulled back with the black frames.

  111. Tiger Fodder

    April 11, 2009 at 7:21 am

    The first girl is simple and effortless elegance. The bottom one is almost wonderful. I hate that skirt. It looks like something a blind grandma made from her old aprons. I do love the colors though and her shoes are lovely.

  112. Ash

    April 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

    The first girl looks like Jane Keltner, fashion news director
    from Teen Vogue. The uncanny resemblance!

  113. Ugly Duckling

    April 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

    love love looove the colors…especially the skirt in the first picture…And those boots!i heart the 2nd look too but not everyone can carry it off…

  114. joshylola

    April 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Nice outfit, stripes and trench

  115. Bookworm

    April 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I love the first….so classy and gorgeous! And the second is just cute!

  116. travelbug

    April 12, 2009 at 2:10 am

    A children’s book character brought to life, once again.

    There are two other guys, both in Le Marais, that would match her as a photo collection.

    Funny and daring.

  117. Fannah

    April 12, 2009 at 6:36 am

    I’m in love love love with the second look.. the skirt.. I need it..

  118. Carlijn

    April 12, 2009 at 8:28 am

    so cute! and i love the skirt on the second picture!

  119. -- » cєcı❤

    April 13, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Luella? <33

  120. Anonymous

    April 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Yes, most definitely Luella– the print is the same.

  121. Anonymous

    April 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    First picture lovely- so chic!
    second: I love this Luella collection is extremely beautiful! but I don’t think the girl rock the clothes at all..

  122. Sydney

    April 13, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    It’s amazing how you can be not only one of the most talented photographers in the fashion industry with an indestructible way with creativity but also be ridiculously in tune with fashion. Your blog fascinates me, I know I have bothered you in the past with my humble 14 year old musings but as always, Bravo!


  123. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 2:53 am

    “so Luella’ is very apt

  124. nanzilla

    April 14, 2009 at 10:38 am

    The blonde looks a lot like kim gordon from sonic youth… hot photo and look.

  125. Laryssa

    April 14, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Great looks, both of them! love it!

  126. beena la bella

    April 14, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I love the second Pic. So girlishly Chic !

    Check out my blog .I would love yo here your feedback !

  127. travelbug

    April 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    The bottom pic:

    A “street” version of Agatha Ruiz De La Prada.

  128. Julie

    April 16, 2009 at 1:24 am

    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’S MELISSAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Fresh Look!)

    Thank you))

  130. Laura

    April 16, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    great shoes on the last one!

  131. Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 5:42 am

    what are little girls made of? sugar and spice and all things nice!

  132. KILROY

    April 18, 2009 at 11:33 pm


    Makes me want to say: “hi de ho”

    Best regards

  133. The Stylish One

    April 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

    The outfit worn by the second girl is nice but not her creation! The outfit was seen on Luella’s catwalk…

  134. Alice Saga

    April 20, 2009 at 3:56 am

    a Luella girl at heart.

  135. Anonymous

    April 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    not melissa's, everything is from luella spring 09, except bag, jacket & thights. ugh

  136. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    it’s like rihanna, but lovely

  137. m/ >.< m/ Irvingcito m/ >.< m/

    May 11, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    totally Luella Style

  138. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Did she fall off the Circus truck??

  139. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 5:10 am


  140. MARK

    May 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Too forced. She doesn't look comfortable.

  141. Ryszard

    November 17, 2014 at 4:02 am

    beautiful super

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