Wednesday, October 24, 2007

On the Street…..Subtle & Dramatic, Hong Kong

Sorry for the delay of these Hong Kong posts.


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  1. Asian Models Blogger

    October 24, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    Gorgeous! The asymmetrical haircut makes the look.

  2. jojo

    October 24, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    I think that the women from Hong Kong are some of the most stylish in the world. This woman is both stylish and understated. Fantastic.

  3. Dhon Jason

    October 24, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    been waiting for the Asian posts. =) now its here.

  4. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    My new favorite post.
    I’ve been thinking about totally pared down looks lately, after all this time with the layering and mixed patterns, etc. This seals the deal.
    Way to go, Sart.

  5. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    shes way too cute

  6. ginjin3

    October 24, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    wow. her whole look is so simple yet amazing. lovely!

    i wish there was a feature in blogger where i could fav an entry and later on be able to go back to them.

    if i could add faves to an entry this would be one of them. thanks sart. :D

  7. Mattias

    October 24, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    don’t ever be sorry – you rule

  8. dana

    October 24, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    For me, it really is the hair. Gorgeous!

  9. jasmine

    October 24, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    absolutely perfect.

  10. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    ohhhhhh i will be so mad if anyone says this look is boring in the least bit

  11. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    love it. the simplicity, everything.

  12. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    i love her hair…she’s adorable but powerful in her look at the same time.

  13. AnonymousJK

    October 24, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Thank God you’re back, I was having withdrawals!
    PS. Love the pic

  14. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    im defintely underwhelmed with this.

  15. Blaise

    October 24, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    I agree about the make – up..

    It is so refreshing to see a new “perspective”..

  16. The everyday masterpiece

    October 24, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Sartorialist be sure that from now on many collections will be asian style oriented

  17. SartoriallyAddicted

    October 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    An Asian woman in oversized black….?

  18. fashionfool56

    October 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    i have been missing the posts,glad you have arrived safely and have resumed work. enjoy asia.

  19. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    I’m in love.

    - BenMassimo

  20. Waverly

    October 24, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    I too also like the asymmetrical haircut and also like how she applied her eyeliner.

  21. Candid Cool

    October 24, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    you’re right about the makeup it is subtle & dramatic. I really like her coat/jacket for some reason too

  22. pearlescent

    October 24, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    She’s very beautiful indeed, her make-up is very nice, just enough to make a difference, and her haircut gives her a nice edge

  23. Casey

    October 24, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve always loved a pared-down aesthetic and this is gorgeous. It’s so exciting to see the Asian shots start to appear.

  24. citizen

    October 24, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Wow. This is funny because she sort of reminds me of, well, me. Sometimes it seems there are few Asian girls out there who haven’t dyed or highlighted their hair; they don’t realise how beautiful and dramatic their natural hair colour can be.

  25. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    the skinny pant/baggy top look is big over here, and this is almost andro if not for the makeup and haircut. its nice to see something commonly seen in my daily life put on your blog :D

  26. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 12:34 am

    ok. random and ironic, but

  27. gems in life

    October 25, 2007 at 1:24 am

    i like her hair style. it goes so well with her big eyes. i think.

    more pictures of asia please.
    i cannot wait to see more of it.

  28. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 1:25 am

    In Hongkong, I was most fascinated by the hair and the clothes. Almost everyone is impeccably dressed and made up. I would see a lot of young men in skinny suits and spiky hair on the subway. I’m looking forward to your pictures from Asia!

  29. Tiffany Riley

    October 25, 2007 at 2:32 am

    I love your blog and I love that you are in Hong Kong. I lived there for a few months, modeling, when I was younger and I loved their sense of style! Can’t wait to see more


    October 25, 2007 at 3:28 am

    Her look so intriguing.

  31. underneath

    October 25, 2007 at 3:49 am

    I like her slightly overcized jacket, narrow pants and gentleman`s shoes..

  32. The haircuts résumé

    October 25, 2007 at 3:59 am

    Her asymmetric hair with the rugged fringe suits her, but it´s not so dramatic, more soft.

  33. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 4:02 am

    she has lovely eyes, i love how she paired everything up with white trackers

  34. Patricia

    October 25, 2007 at 5:18 am

    finally, Hong Kong!!!!

    I’m a HKnese and a regular here, and really really happy that can see the HK face here.

    she’s stylish with a lovely face.

  35. machabeez

    October 25, 2007 at 5:28 am

    i agree, i honestly havent met many who could pull off such a look..

  36. Sarah

    October 25, 2007 at 5:48 am


    more more more!

    have you visited Mong Kok yet? I hope you get the opportunity to try local food. :3 it’s sooo gooood!

  37. Maxwell Krivitzky

    October 25, 2007 at 5:51 am

    her fit is one of the best looks I have seen on this blog.

  38. Serge Kozak

    October 25, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Sartorialist is so hot right now, Sartorialist. :)

  39. louisa

    October 25, 2007 at 7:28 am

    wow, i think she’s gorgeous and her makeup highlights her natural features in a fun way.

  40. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 7:33 am

    If you’re able,on this trip, or later, come to South Korea, it’ll amaze you.

  41. Andy

    October 25, 2007 at 8:29 am

    yes, i second that come to south korea!!!

  42. AM

    October 25, 2007 at 8:52 am

    I went to HK a couple of years ago, and I thought it was one of the most dynamic cities I’ve ever been to. It’s just full of life, and the people are quirky, energetic, and delightfully rude. I hope you’re living it up.

    I would kill for this young woman’s lips and haircut.

  43. Lula de Montes

    October 25, 2007 at 9:14 am

    There’s something very still about this woman, almost like’s she’s frozen in a time/space vacuum.

    You sort of imagine everything passing her by in a blur, as she remains fixed… especially obvious in the cropped shot.

    Pared down to the max. I love it.

  44. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 9:53 am

    A fresh young face but totally boring clothes -

  45. OxFam-UT Products Action Team

    October 25, 2007 at 10:04 am

    Ginjin3, I don’t know if that’s possible or not on blogger/blogspot, but I always just drag my favorite pictures into a special folder on my desktop – “master sartorialist”. It’s the same thing, and you could just date them. Good luck. Great picture.

  46. sunni muchacha

    October 25, 2007 at 10:07 am

    ditto to the above.

    and i have her haircut. i am thinking about replicating her look exactly in my head now. this is one of those few purely genius looks which wouldn’t cost me an arm or a leg and my first born aswell.

  47. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Is this a new Mao suit???

  48. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    The understatedness of her look suggests a keen self-awareness. She chose her most beautiful feature (her eyes), emphasized them without ostentation, and then made sure that all the other elements of the look did not overwhelm, but rather complemented them.

  49. applevenusian

    October 25, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    I’m so glad you’re posting from Asia!

    I love this young woman’s look. From the neck up, she reminds me of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

  50. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Perfect hair and makeup for her face.

  51. AngieMontreal

    October 25, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    I’m going to HK in Nov. and this is making me SO ANXIOUS. I really can’t wait. It’s my favorite place in the world to shop. Whatever style you have, you can find something special in HK. Yay!

  52. Barbara

    October 25, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve been loving all black lately. I’m always a sucker for casual and simple. Plus, I love those shoes.

  53. bun2bon

    October 25, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    great hair style

  54. Anonymous

    October 26, 2007 at 3:06 am

    Beautiful, love this look. Those shoes are very similar if not the actual Bottega Veneta men’s brogues from a season or two ago. I love them on men, imagine on a woman!! Brilliant, inspired.


  55. vveen

    October 26, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Wow…you’ve just caught a real typical HK girl. Isn’t she just pretty??

    Good job, Sart!

  56. Gudl

    October 26, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    I just love her hair cut and make up.

  57. Daniel

    October 26, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t think I can ask for much more.

  58. LindaHii

    October 28, 2007 at 3:59 am

    LOL..can’t believe it coz that’s my friend!!!!!!!!O_o

  59. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    hello sir,
    i am glad you are BACK!!!your blog is what gets my day started.Weird, when i saw this picture i thought i was looking at a picture of myself, but this girl is beautiful.
    True beauty.The only difference with the way she looks is her bangs, my bangs are a different color than my hair.
    keep doing what your doing.


  60. Kate C.

    October 30, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful face, and such pretty hair.

    I also love that collar.

    I have to say, though, I don’t care for the outfit from the shoulders down. Looks a little too boxy over too-skinny legs.

    (I think this is just cause I don’t like the skinny legs look in general)

    But who cares when she’s looks so great from the shoulders up? So attractive.

    I also love the face and outfit in the grey layers picture.

    It’s nice to see these photos from Asia.

  61. concupiscence

    October 31, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Her face, hair and makeup together look very sweet but also extremely well defined and modern. Good thing they’re so alluring because they make you pause and look at the outfit as well. It reminds me of the minimalism of the late 90′s, but it’s so much more. Shape, volume, and lack of it.

    One more detail. Bearing the backdrop in mind, I love it how she’s standing to your right, not left, and facing to your left, not right. It creates a subtle element of surprise in the composition.

  62. s tsui

    November 13, 2007 at 12:59 am

    welcome to hong kong!

  63. Dom

    May 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    let me guess, you took this pic at IFC smoking area, and this girl is actually one of the staff who wrk in a coffee shop/fashion outlet ;)

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