Tuesday, June 9, 2009

On the Street……Summer White, Governor’s Island

This second shot is my daughter showing off.


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  1. Nicole

    June 9, 2009 at 11:04 am

    She is beautiful. I absolutely adore her look.

  2. MM

    June 9, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I love this!
    Very young, fun and free.
    But still witha golden vintage twist.


  3. Soren Lorensen

    June 9, 2009 at 11:10 am

    wow at the movement of body

    and movement of clothes

    and sunshine and skin

    I'm in heaven.

  4. Tili_lili

    June 9, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Oh wow, backflip?
    She looks pretty cool!

  5. koumi koumi

    June 9, 2009 at 11:12 am


  6. Molly Jean

    June 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

    wow beautiful images!

  7. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

    oh my glorious


  8. May Kasahara

    June 9, 2009 at 11:15 am


  9. justbecausefashion

    June 9, 2009 at 11:27 am

    this shoot is crazy, love it!

    xxx G&L

  10. The Comet

    June 9, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Love the sneakers with the white flapper dress.. very kick back to Gatsby..

    xxx HH

  11. turquoisepassion

    June 9, 2009 at 11:38 am

    lovely 20's vibe.

  12. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Last image is glorious. We're only as old as our spine.

  13. Hannah

    June 9, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Charming! The white is beautiful.

  14. motorolo

    June 9, 2009 at 11:54 am


    white under the sun light!

  15. suzanne nelson

    June 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Love the girl in white! the shoes, and the feathers in her hair make it. And Brava to the backflipper!

  16. heath

    June 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    a backflip is of a dubious behavior, for a lady dressed as such.

  17. Evelyn

    June 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    her white top with the white skirt is a perfect match!! what a great summer look!

  18. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    The back hand spring shot is simply amazing. One of my favourites of all time. I was just not expecting to scroll down and see this!! Thank-you!!!!

  19. Dannie

    June 9, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    im adoring both pics, esp. the second one- the ruffles and sneakers are great!

  20. Ellen

    June 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm


  21. Clarissa

    June 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    fresh and free.

    and wow those calves are to die for

  22. Linn Emilie

    June 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    i totally LOVE the last picture in action!

  23. diane

    June 9, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Wow, look at her calf muscles!

  24. andreasgarrett

    June 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    What a lovely photo-still and moving at the same time. The ruffles on her dress give that silent sense of "snap"-you can "hear" the cloth pop!
    And, of course-wish I could do that:-). Andrea

  25. harps

    June 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    what a beautiful car, and such vibrant photos!

  26. pinkpeas

    June 9, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    her calf muscles look wild…& I love everything about this look!

  27. La Coccinelle du sud

    June 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Cute !

  28. miss cavendish

    June 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Ahh–what a beautiful look. And a backflip to boot!

  29. Circe

    June 9, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Fantastic!! WOW!

  30. liri

    June 9, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    the last image is fascinating

  31. Miiicha

    June 9, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Great capture!

  32. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    How much you wanna bet that doing backflips is exactly what they did in those clothes back in the day!


  33. Birdy

    June 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    god, I loooove the hairpiece in the first pic and the pearls…

  34. Nick Leonard

    June 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm


  35. Hanna Persson

    June 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    both of them are beautiful :)

  36. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    these photographs exude the carefree, clean, sun-drenched essence of summer. they're exactly what i need to get through these last couple days of school. Thank you, sartorialist!

  37. Fashionprincess

    June 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I love the dress!! I also wish I could do a back flip! kudos! x <3 x

  38. NVA

    June 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    unique pose…

  39. Becca

    June 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    The bottom shot is so awesome, your so talented.
    http://www.thevestimaniac.blogspot.com/ x

  40. Marigail Mathis

    June 9, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    your daughter:
    All beauty
    All joy

    that's how I feel inside, sometimes.

  41. life according to celia...

    June 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    this is perfect!

  42. cricket

    June 9, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Love the visual ambiguity with the white dress in both images! Oah the joy as the winter season is a distant memory!!

  43. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I bet she's actually doing a handspring – she'd been in a different position doing a flip caught mid-motion.

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  44. some people are dreamers..

    June 9, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    love this , the 20's style is always great as well as the layering of white.

  45. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    both are lovely images – inspiring to look at for different reasons.

    yay! shots from Governor's Island!!!!!

  46. noelakadjtambour

    June 9, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    white can be very sexy(first pic) and innocent(2nd pic) and very very refreshing (both)

  47. newyorkg

    June 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    A. <3 Governor's island, am there all. the. time.
    B. <3 summer white!
    C. <3 your daughter, look at her go! I'd break my face.

  48. Lucy in the Sky

    June 9, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    gosh, both those dresses are so gorgeous and spring-ey (and apparently your daughter is very springy teehee)! They inspire me to go out and buy a dress or two :b

  49. FashionMatchmaker

    June 9, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Reminds me of 1920's flappers, very delicate and summery

  50. JFK Jean

    June 9, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    30's throwback both pics are (minus the BxW's of course) and Izzy's athletic huh?

  51. Jack Daniel

    June 9, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I love both of these shots. Is the lady in the first pic your wife?

  52. asliceofretailheaven

    June 9, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    I'm so happy that you covered the Jazz Age Lawn Party again! God willing I will make it there next summer. As for right now, I enjoy looking at all of your beautiful pictures – especially these. Vintage Gatsby-era clothes are the best!

  53. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 3:44 am

    I really love this. Lady in the first picture is so pretty and sophisticated. I'd love to look like that in Summer.

    And love the second picture of your daughter such a fun picture :)

  54. Bobo

    June 10, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Thats such a fabulous shot.
    I love your pictures!

  55. Untitledstore

    June 10, 2009 at 7:57 am

    What a class!

  56. Gwen

    June 10, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Love these summer whites! Your daughter is very flexible.

  57. Mikhaila Gigi

    June 10, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I love her look ….I would really like to know where i can get these shoes from…I love them but i can never find them in my size…. any ideas anyone?


  58. jesse

    June 10, 2009 at 8:33 am

    beauty i like u

  59. the sophisticat

    June 10, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I love the complete whiteness, and the complete greenness of it all. Just lovely.


  60. teamgunn

    June 10, 2009 at 10:15 am

    love the photos

  61. Rousspétée

    June 10, 2009 at 10:33 am

    What a picture of your daughter! The movement is great and the quality of the picture excellent! What's happening on this Island? Everybody seems to be wearing vintage clothes and having fun! I want to be part of it!

  62. Ashley

    June 10, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Is your daughter in gymnastics??? Gymnastics is my faave sport! She looks awesome! Lovely dress, too.


  63. Shadan Saber

    June 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

    what a lovely shot :)

  64. Fannah

    June 10, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Pity I don't own too much white clothes except for some shirts and one dress. These women look amazing!

  65. stacy

    June 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

    showing off – as she should!

    great shot.

  66. NOEtorious

    June 10, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I simply LOVE this picture and love it even more knowing that is your daughter!

  67. fleur

    June 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    wow she is floating on air… love this shot, just caught the right moment. xoxo

  68. josefin

    June 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    love the look. particularly the skirt :)

  69. My {S.T.U.F.F.} ::

    June 10, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    She {and her energy} are

  70. Brigadeiro

    June 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Such stunning photos, tres 'Great Gatsby'! :)

  71. missmandi

    June 10, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Art in motion. Lovely pic!

  72. Homeopathy Southampton

    June 11, 2009 at 2:03 am

    She is beautiful and looks like princess.

  73. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Your daughter reminds me of a Louise Bourgeois's golden sculpure. I think it's called "Arch of Hysteria" Beautiful!

  74. Karen

    June 11, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I love the color white for summertime; it's clean, elegant, and absolutely gorgeous. The top picture of the girl is so lovely! and I love the shot of your daughter, she looks so carefree and beautiful!

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    June 11, 2009 at 9:15 am


  76. Alicia

    June 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I'm so into all white right now.
    You must be mostly proud to share that shot :)
    Her muscles combined with the position of her body make her feel both strong and soft. :D
    Way to go!

  77. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    wow..that's just cool. I breeze thru the internet, every fashion blog, every single Times newspaper, this photo stopped me in my tracks.

  78. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    June 12, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    i think your daughter should show off more often if her moves are so cool. And that picture is so great: shadow, movement in the dress, even her face looks great 8that movement can make your face look so stypid, she just pulls it off so well)

    Thank you for your blog, it's great.


  79. happy hardcore

    June 14, 2009 at 5:31 am

    you are an excellent photographer

  80. Renate

    June 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    The photo of your daughter reminds me of Jacques-Henri Lartigue's pictures…

  81. Adam

    June 14, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Fashion is fleeting, but style is forever. I simply cant understand how we went from this to what we have now. Cant grasp it. My wife and I wear vintage all the time. We make our own clothes from vintage patterns as well. Countless times have we been stopped and complimented on our style and been told 'gee… i wish everyone would dress like that still'

    Its really a shame how muddled the fashion world is now.

  82. Barbara

    June 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    love the shot of your daughter.

  83. i just want to be wonderful!

    June 16, 2009 at 7:52 am

    thats a super awesome shot…..of a beautifully graceful daughter

  84. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 1:50 am

    happiness is a little white dress!!!

  85. fabrizio

    June 19, 2009 at 11:32 am

    looking elegant and sporty, totally out. nice

  86. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Your daughter is beautiful.

  87. LiveFastDyeYoung

    June 23, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    That second picture is incredible. Both the picture and your daughter are things to be fantastically proud of.

  88. lulumarcheline

    August 4, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    it's such a flawless picture. complete with a flawless back flip

  89. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    August 19, 2009 at 3:39 pm


  90. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

    huh i should learn to backflip or am I too old for it(im 14) sometime i hope the little girl backflips in a YSL dress

  91. PinkElla

    November 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Plain Beautiful…

  92. Martine

    October 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Looks like a pretty good hand spring. Pretty amazing shot too. you should cover the Olympics.


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