Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On the Street……Steps, Sydney


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  1. syd vicious

    April 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    beautiful skirt!

  2. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Sublime ! Sunny Side

  3. Jimmy

    April 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Aren’t those shoes Chanel? I’m not sure but didn’t they do PVC sandals and glass heels for spring of something?

  4. Shelley Noble

    April 29, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    God, what a completely lovely image!

  5. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Seriously? I don’t get it.

  6. Maegan

    April 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    GORGEOUS. gorgeous.

  7. lsaspacey

    April 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Funny how everyone sees trashy shoes, innerwear as outerwear, and the cigarette. True, but what I also see is another costume perfect for the next Sex & The City movie! SJP wouldn't be Carrie without her cigarettes and inappropriate clothing, right?

    • Maria

      January 24, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Actually, looks to me like everyone liked it. They should. Its about a million times more imaginative and classy then anything on that dreadful show.

  8. denny wong

    April 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm


  9. Magsli

    April 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Sheesh! How long did i spend looking at this picture before i noticed the cigarette! I have no problem with it, what i do have a problem with are the perspex shoes. They never fail to look anything other than cheap in my opinion. I do love the gorgeous lace skirt toughened up by the black jacket. Black biker boots would have completed the look. Another great shot!

  10. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    oh what tension!! I hold my breath hoping for her tender little feet not to slip on that narrow step. Beautiful play on walking on a wire!

  11. jessica

    April 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve been telling everyone I want clear shoes and they’ve been telling me I’m crazy…I see that you also get the Cinderella in the idea.

  12. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    No no no no no. I’m sorry. Just because this shows up on this blog does not make it stylish. Those shoes will NEVER be chic, I don’t care if trashy is making a comeback or not.

    The point of this blog is timeless and sophisticated style. Plastic, clear heels are neither of these things.

  13. Martyna

    April 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    i love this jacket!!

  14. Angeles Almuna Design

    April 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I love the transparency effect in the picture, but those shoes mmmmmmmmmmm no!

  15. Brigadeiro

    April 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    What an incredible shot! Love the shadow cast by the lace on the leg :)

  16. hippie_cyndi

    April 29, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    incredible shot…would’ve loved to have seen the whole look.

  17. cami falcĂŁo

    April 29, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    love the skirt. perfect.

  18. Lillian

    April 29, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I love the shot! – especially the shadow of the lace on the legs but I don’t like the shoes.

  19. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    i’d kill to see a designer do a line playing with this transparency. The picture is delightful but the girl’s concept could be done better.

  20. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    i live in sydney and have so been looking forward to seeing what will catch the sartorialist’s eye here. i found it kind of sad but appropriate that this combo made it to the blog – sad because it encapsulates everything that makes me glum about the style of sydneysiders, appropriate because, actually, this is the predominant aesthetic of the city. all in all, we’re a plastic mule kind of people. i wish it were different. have been pleased to see some other inspiring shots though, so am taking heart in the style credentials of my city.

  21. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    your photos are so amazing! you’re so the best ever!
    you have to come soon to brasil!
    and take the most beautiful pictures..
    lov your job and thanks for divide it all with us!

  22. Morgan. V

    April 29, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Beautiful shot and very beautiful legs .
    And her skirt is perfect

  23. an

    April 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    very walk of shame. like the mannish jacket with the lace (i’m nowhere near embarrassed to show some leg), and the lighting. but please, please, please… those shoes.
    need we say more?

  24. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    she must have been freeezing. The weather isn’t cold by northern hemisphere standard, but it’s still much too cold for this.

  25. bighan

    April 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I think what’s great about this shot is that it is able to transcend what from farther away or closer up would betray the ‘trashiness’ of this look. the plastic shoes with what i would guess is a pretty low quality lace skirt and pin stripe jacket would indeed make for a less than spectacular sartorial moment. but when captured in the right light, it doesn’t matter the quality of lace – it will still produce a gorgeous shade over bare skin – higlighted by the darkness of the jacket above and striped steps below. the shoes keep the great line of her legs without having it be a barefoot shot. from this point of view it is a beautiful ensemble and that woman is totally rocking it!

  26. lj

    April 29, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I think the whole composition captures the nature of a ‘moment’ beautifully – the cigarette will burn down into ash, the tanned legs will age, the delicate lace will disintegrate….there is so much tension in the photograph in this suspended moment – I think the rough cigarette is the perfect foil for the delicate lace. I worry that she will swing too close to the skirt and burn a hole in it…

    The shoes are not classic or ‘stylish’ but I think in this moment she is pulling it off and the photograph itself is wonderful.

  27. Taylor

    April 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    so feminine and lovely! reminds of why i’m glad to be a girl :)

  28. cherry loves it

    April 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I just adore that flirty sensual lace skirt! i have a weakness for ruffles, lace, and chiffon…

  29. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    looks like the early morning, briskly walking down subway steps holding a cigarette with what looks like a men’s jacket on? walk of shame??

  30. Beatriz Kim

    April 29, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Love the photo; great contrast and light.

    That skirt has a beautiful hem. However, at that length, it might lead to indecent exposure; though her legs are beautiful.

    I’m curious why you didn’t include her whole body. Her hands show she is not a teenager…most likely in her thirties. The suit looks like a man’s pinstriped blazer. The texture of the jacket and the delicate lace aren’t usually paired this way. Then the shoes are slip-ons.

    Did she just step out of her lover’s house for a smoke?

    Hmm…what a mystery!

  31. Ron

    April 29, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Given how her hands look I can only imagine what smoking has done to her face.

  32. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I thought the purpose of this blog was to show individual style, not classic boring safe style. Sart-I think this look is pure artistry. Her legs are beautiful and the heel creates a lovely long line, the shadow of the lace is lushious and her feet are well groomed so I say bring on the transparent heel which creates the illusion of her floating down the stairs. Bare feet are not dirty words in Australia.

  33. Jill Turner

    April 29, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I can appreciate the shot, Scott, it is so gorgeous. However, I’m not loving the skirt or shoes…

  34. Kyah the Style Commentator

    April 30, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Love the menswear jacket with the whimsical skirt and barely there heels…I love the the contrast but how well it goes together.

  35. travelbug

    April 30, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Because of your sojourn Down Under, I have downloaded the movie “Australia.” I was going to avoid it, but now I’ll celebrate the moment.

    So you can tell your sponsors their promotion is working — to some extent!

    Anyway, once again your photography is so good it vies with its subject. Is that actually good? Hmmm…

    Sexy legs, naughty cig.

  36. Hanna Persson

    April 30, 2009 at 1:27 am

    You’ve really captured this photo!

  37. Lisette

    April 30, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Great contrast in the lace and pin stripe, the metal hardness and the soft lace which flips so flirtily as the girl with gorgeous feet (most people aren’t so lucky) and lovely tanned legs walks up those metal steps…

    Somewhat tacky? Maybe, but she pulls it off and the shot is fantastic!

  38. Anonymous

    April 30, 2009 at 4:16 am

    The skirt is amazing.

  39. Anonymous

    April 30, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Lol — her ensemble is a blushing bride, a manly groom, a plastic-shod bridesmaid, and an embarrassing drunk uncle (you know, the cigarette) all in one! Wonder if she planned it that way. Great shot, Sart… (-: (Also, I can’t help thinking DAMN, those Aussie girls have great legs!)

  40. Anonymous

    April 30, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I love the skirt and shoes



  41. Anonymous

    April 30, 2009 at 7:02 am

    This pic is really beautiful

  42. Anonymous

    April 30, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Great shot, although i would say that many of the individuals that were those sort of shoes frequent the kings cross area (red light area).

    I think you got to Australia at just the right time. It was 3 degrees celsius in Melbourne today.

  43. rumplestiltskin

    April 30, 2009 at 8:01 am

    One persons trash is anothers treasure. Thankfully, or nothing would ever be appropriated and we would all still be wearing spats. Now there’s an idea!

  44. stella

    April 30, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Floating elegance that begs to see the entire vision.

    As for the comments, I don’t see why plastic shoes have to connote ‘stripper.’ They’re dainty rather than fetish. I think there is a clean minimalist aesthetic about them. To just resign something so easily is such a conservative view about fashion. We should reclaim things from the red light district for sunlight and daily wear that have nothing inherently vulgar about it.

  45. melbournian

    April 30, 2009 at 8:04 am

    You see, the Melbournians are really just jealous of the Sydneysiders …
    Sydney, with its picturesque harbours and sunny, humid weather allows for a certain frivolity and sensuality that Melbourne lacks. So the Melbournians retaliate and find (a collective) strength in their black ‘intellectual’ fashion..

  46. Selia

    April 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

    lovely skirt….Nice color and love the lace detail

  47. Anonymous

    April 30, 2009 at 10:16 am

    This photo made me smile. Simply lovely. . . didn’t notice the cig mentioned. The shoes come across (for me) as more “Cinderella” than “stripper.” I noticed the (wedding?) band. It evoked a style I enjoyed many years ago.

    Thank you for sharing the cool style of the Aussies with us.


  48. baby doll dress

    April 30, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Great skirt, but not a big fan of the plastic shoe.
    They look cheap to me.

  49. MsSvelteNY

    May 1, 2009 at 8:01 am

    It’s hard coming into the comment section late in the game, however, i had to add my 2 cents. Daytime, lace, lucite heels, cig n a pin striped blazer – I heart her. Great shot!

  50. Ms. J

    May 1, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Beautiful photo! I’m not sure about the lace with the clear heel but I think I actually love it. I love the shadow that the skirt creates and how you shot the picture in motion. Welcome back :)

  51. Honeygo Beasley

    May 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Great lighting and cropping of the subject …

    Lace and lucite.

  52. Nadine

    May 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Love the shot and the outfit. Excellent.

  53. Anonymous

    May 2, 2009 at 12:03 am

    sunny days can be deceiving in sydney…she must be freezing

  54. Georgia

    May 2, 2009 at 5:27 am

    I love this. I agree with Stella (above), the shoes are acually quite minimal while still being pretty.

    To my eye they are less fetishist than most status shoes from the major Euro fashion houses – which cobble women like ancient chinese concubines.

    Also, Sydney is my home and I see this as a quintessential look here. Lots of suntanned skin worn with sexy insouciance, and never mind if it is a cool Autumn morning. Avoid tights at all costs!

  55. Anonymous

    May 3, 2009 at 11:22 am


  56. Anonymous

    May 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I love everything including the lucite shoes! She makes it work!

  57. Anonymous

    May 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    oh nooooooooo i heard that lucite heels were in fashion now in but i thought it was just a nightmare! they need to stay in strip clubs and at frat formals NOT in the fashion world!

  58. jessica kim

    May 3, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    who knew that clear plastic heels could look good?

  59. FiL

    May 3, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Nice skirt, nice legs & nice shoes… Very fresh & sensual…


  60. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    my favorite summer heels have 2 transparent straps across the top and a stiletto cork bottom. they make my legs go on forever. i believe the cork to be less trashy :0


    May 5, 2009 at 3:34 am

    awesome lighting, shadows, and texture.

  62. Sarah

    May 5, 2009 at 5:42 am

    beautiful pictures.

  63. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Is that Garance Dore?

  64. Anonymous

    May 6, 2009 at 7:12 am

    In what rule book does it say lace + perspex + cigarette = trashy ??? Aren’t art and fashion about throwing out the rule book?! I think she’s kind of rock-n-roll, in a really pretty way.

  65. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I’ve been looking for this skirt for 1 week…keep looking for:)
    Cheers from Paris

  66. Christa

    May 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I want to cycle in this skirt

  67. Ester e Joana

    May 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    i love your clicks
    kiss from sao paulo

  68. moremony services

    May 9, 2009 at 2:57 am

    love love love the tan legs, dark jacket and gauzy white skirt (dress?)….esp love the shadow of the dress on the leg.

    what i don’t love? those clear sandal heels. kinda…prom-y, no?

  69. BobKentNoVa

    May 10, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Sart, you are a leg man if there ever was one… not a criticism.

  70. Caroline

    May 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Love the shot, love the skirt, but clear shoes scream stripper to me… Plus they just seem like they would be uncomfortable. Wouldn’t that plastic part over the foot get super hot and sticky?

    But oh, that skirt…

  71. Nicky Du

    May 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Sart. This photo is one of the greatest one I ever seen. But the cigarette in her hand is a critical thing.

  72. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 2:42 am

    lovely pic SART.

    so many prejudices here – trashy, stripper….:- (.

    MAkes me wonder what she looks like. is she touseled blond or touseled brunette, does she smell of smoky leather or sweet,does she play Madonna or Dylan…


  73. Fiorela Rocha Reyna

    May 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    georgeous pic! the skirt is to die for!

  74. kdia

    May 27, 2009 at 8:11 am

    they’re not stripper heels, they’re Chanel!

  75. shoegal

    May 29, 2009 at 4:19 am

    beautifyl shot…summer comes in my mind…!

  76. Internet Marketing

    June 11, 2009 at 3:15 am

    The delicacy of the lace and the lightness and transparency of the shoes are echoed by what appears to be a staircase made of air and ladder rungs.

  77. Homeopathy Southampton

    June 11, 2009 at 3:17 am

    This picture is very transparent and cute.

  78. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Seriously, does anyone know who made that skirt/dress? It is amazing.

  79. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    oh, my god~!!

    I love that shoues!!!

    that is so sexy

  80. mimipearl

    August 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    god…..I wish that was me….

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