Tuesday, November 4, 2008

On the Street…Svetlana., Moscow


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  1. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    November 4, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I do not really like her style and maybe it is because of the weather, but she does not look too happy…

  2. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    November 4, 2008 at 9:28 am

    The proportions and the layering are spot on. Gold shoes are awesome too. Another look for only the slim, but refreshing to look at. Fabrics look of high quality, did you find that Moscovites (sp?) tend to buy quality over quantity? Jorge from W Palm Beach

  3. Anne

    November 4, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Her baggy pants are a bit more wearable than the previous dropped-crotch, MC Hammer-esque styles that seem to trendy there right now.

  4. Qiwy

    November 4, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I love this shoes!!!!
    Big Kiss

  5. catty

    November 4, 2008 at 9:32 am

    tailored trousers, layerd sleeves, paisly scarf and the combination of grey and beige. Romantic.

  6. Olviya

    November 4, 2008 at 9:42 am

    very effortless…
    even too much, i would make some other hair…

  7. suzanne nelson

    November 4, 2008 at 9:45 am

    This is exactly how to do this season’s monochrome looks – variation of textures, shades and a chic silk scarf that reflects her own colouring. Very cool, i like this look a lot. These Moscow girls are sharp, i’ve learnt a lot from looking at your photos, Sart, hope there’s more to come.

  8. Oskar

    November 4, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Love the pants, cigarettes evidently makes for a cool makes for a cool picture, but in this one it sadly just gives and aura of unfreshness.

  9. Simone

    November 4, 2008 at 10:01 am

    The shape of what is going on in Moscow is so different from what is going on here in the states. It’s rather refreshing to have my eyes adjusted a bit.

  10. Kristina

    November 4, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Hmmm, I do not like the proportions in this ensemble. On top of that, the drab shades and her expression give this picture a sinister edge.

  11. Dominica

    November 4, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Very basic but nothing wrong with that…it’s refreshing to see ‘everyday’ people … I was starting to get a bit paranoic about what (not) to wear each morning – just looking at all these perfect people here left me with a feeling of greyness and mainstream about myself …

    PS love the colour of her shoes !!

  12. nonsmoker

    November 4, 2008 at 10:31 am

    The cigarette ruins the look for me.

  13. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 10:45 am

    she means business.


    November 4, 2008 at 10:56 am

    beautiful photograph

  15. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I really like the top proportion if the jacket and layering… but then the volume on the bottom is not so great. It’s great since she is obv. not afraid to wear whatever she wants on the bottom… but from a studied perspective a tighter bottom is deemed as looking more polished….

  16. tj

    November 4, 2008 at 11:03 am

    The jacket, scarf, and shoes are all top rate. Particularly the shoes.
    I don’t love the cut of the pants. They make her hips look too wide.

  17. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Love the grey sweatshirt sleeves peeking out of the blouson coat. Superfantastisch!

  18. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I don’t know, why I like this one so much. Maybe it seems to me so real.

  19. saro

    November 4, 2008 at 11:52 am

    she is nice


    November 4, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Sveta always looks cool! Relaxed and natural. Shes also very sweet person and doing beautiful job at russian Grazia.

  21. Sasha

    November 4, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    great shoes below.

    great layers on top.

  22. pajarita

    November 4, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Moscow is a hard city to live in.

    I like that your photographs and your subjects are showing that tension (cigarettes,steal/suspicious gaze, gray, gray, gray) and the billowing softness that seems to overflow in spite of the harshness (pink plush lips, flowing fabric, round silhouettes).

    beautiful trouble

  23. pajarita

    November 4, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    beautiful beautiful hips.

  24. viejecita

    November 4, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I like this. The girl, her way of looking at the camera, her obviously good quality but unassuming clothes… Would love to speak with her, she must be very intelligent.

  25. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    I really like this outfit but it’d really pop with a change of footwear. The color of the shoes is parfait, but I wish there was a heel on them. Switch out the shoes to an open-toed bootie and this outfit would rock the Casbah . . .

  26. LRG

    November 4, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    a hundred percent pure style no plastic in it NICE!

  27. Carolina Lange

    November 4, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Love this look. Amazing photo!

  28. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Best outfit from Moscow so far! I bet there are more people in there who dress just as well as she does!

  29. Lucius

    November 4, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    With all the chaos for the election, I am so glad there is a refuge on this website for style.
    A marvelous scarf.
    (ps-that said, please vote)

  30. Jacqueline

    November 4, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I love the Russians for their effortless elegance.

  31. Kay

    November 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I’m afraid to say that I’m not all that sold on this one – I rarely wear colours but even I find this a little drab. I do however like the slight twist the scarf gives, a bit of interest. I do really like the shoes, they’re often a style too masculine to pull off but these are more sophisticated than most due to their colour and toe shape.

  32. Giavanna

    November 4, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Well, that’s it, I’m going shopping in Moscow…

  33. Hadley Gets Crafty

    November 4, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I love the sleeve layering, and those brogues are so unexpected.

  34. minnie

    November 4, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    not my cup of T

  35. Caterina

    November 4, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    btw, please post some pics of my Paris fav Hannes Hetta sometime… funny this one reminds me of his style… ;)

  36. Orge

    November 4, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I love moscow, actually i leve there….where are you? i want know you, and i want that you take me a picture, just tell me the street?

  37. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    i think it is way too much parisian for moscow

  38. d.i.

    November 4, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    hot lady. :] i’m really digging the silhouette and the stare.

  39. Austin.Garnett

    November 4, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    oh my gosh she is killer! head to toe. look at that confident expression!

  40. karmapolice

    November 4, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    stunning and yet very real.

    why is it that in moscow and other countries, many different shapes and sizes and materials of pants can be widely accepted as fashion-forward, yet in america we’ll often get stuck on one pant as the uniform, such as the skinny leg jean? i don’t know…

  41. Anonymous

    November 5, 2008 at 3:09 am

    She looks great! I especially love her coat.

  42. Anonymous

    November 5, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Love this: the interesting shapes, textures and subdued colours.

  43. hannah

    November 5, 2008 at 7:28 am

    That is the jacket I’ve been looking for! I need a jacket for biking in that’s still chic, and can be paired dresses and heels or jeans and tennies, depending. I love the sleeve length (I’ve got a new pair of elbow length wool gloves…) and that the hood extends down into a yoke at the neckline.

  44. meredith

    November 5, 2008 at 10:39 am

    I want to skip school with her.

    Your blog is so good because you spot not only great clothes, but great individuals.

  45. Anonymous

    November 5, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    love shoes! men style shoes are my favourite for several seasons. that’s all about my mom, she never reads fashion magazines but always feels fashion trends. that’s amazing. I thing that’s because she was young in Soviet Union when there was only one magazine – Burda. Want to be in fashion? Create!

  46. Anonymous

    November 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    This is the kind of thing I love about your site: seeing a real person in an outfit that kind of shouldn’t work, but somehow completely does. (Plus, the technical precision of your photos – always a pleasure.)

  47. Joanna

    November 17, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    I don’t know if I love her style but I love her character. This is a great portrait.

  48. Wendy Carlos Williams

    August 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    What beautiful shoes.

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