Wednesday, October 29, 2008

On the Street…The Graphic Designer, Moscow


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  1. XAVS

    October 29, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Love he pants and the colour combination. Besides the thick socks with the red shoes look fabulous…Nice shot.

  2. pinpampum

    October 29, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Em Portugal também gostamos de ver pessoas bem vestidas.Temos pena de não ter oportunidade de ver pessoas de Lisboa. Diáriamente consulto este blog e adoro o que vejo.

  3. Olviya

    October 29, 2008 at 5:56 am

    great pants.
    i like the way she mixed the colors.

  4. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 6:02 am

    the red color is pefect.
    I love it

  5. manuelllla

    October 29, 2008 at 6:21 am

    wow, I think she looks a bit like leslie caronè

  6. Bonoui

    October 29, 2008 at 6:28 am

    A beautiful girl.
    I am unsure if I really like this style of pant. I don’t mind a slouchy, paper-bag type of pant with a tapered, cropped leg. I find a crotch this low, whilst very trendy, ultimately unflattering.
    I do love the use of colour in this outfit, it ties the whole look together and saves this otherwise gorgeous girl.

  7. Lieutenant Glahn

    October 29, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Stop! Hammer & Sickle Time. A superdope homegirl from the M-Town.

  8. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 6:38 am


    Looking through archives, I was wondering why there weren`t any pictures from Russia…And finally here it is!Just wonderful.

  9. Avil

    October 29, 2008 at 6:50 am

    The sophisticated variant of the previous look.

  10. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Not sure about the outfit, but she’s definitely got originality…and a gorgeous face to go with it.

  11. Marco Antonio L

    October 29, 2008 at 6:55 am

    just perfect

  12. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 6:58 am

    glamourous, yet not in an obvious way. i love the shape that the pants create. totally not what i expected from moscow.

    sart, when are you coming to london again?

  13. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 8:22 am

    HA ha

  14. louise or valentine

    October 29, 2008 at 8:26 am

    this is it, i’m convinced that i’m moving to moscow.

  15. Paper Crane

    October 29, 2008 at 8:27 am

    is thatthe sane girl as the one in fur and sweatshirt? i like her pants. Are they sweatpants?

  16. tj

    October 29, 2008 at 8:28 am

    She *really* needs a different color nail polish. The combination of the red cardi with that nail color is just not working for me.
    However, the color of her lips works like a dream with the color of the cardi.

  17. Barbara

    October 29, 2008 at 8:31 am

    those pants are so in right now.

  18. Adriana V

    October 29, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Oh, ok… please tell me some people won’t find this FAaaaaaabulous. That is not cute. Change the pants for ANYTHING and I would love her laid back sense of coordination but other than saying she must be brave, I can’t comment further.

  19. see el dub

    October 29, 2008 at 8:59 am

    i absolutely love those pants. until now i have only seen pants with a long crotch on men. she really pulls them off and puts a great russian flair into them.

  20. notfaraway

    October 29, 2008 at 9:00 am

    love her colour

  21. londondog

    October 29, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Harem pants are so difficult to pull off but with her slender gamine look they work so beautifully. Love the grey socks too.

  22. Elizabeth DeLee

    October 29, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Very unique and interesting! It takes a lot to become bold and wear those pants, but then again it appears to me that European woman have a more mature, ladylike,put together, unique look than most American woman. I give her props!

  23. gregorytoddsmith

    October 29, 2008 at 9:11 am

    I love the low-crotched knickers like this, but I’ve still got to admit… it’s such a strange silhouette. It’s not the most flattering thing, but that is probably largely due to what we normally see and usually consider flattering to be.

  24. George

    October 29, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Clean, bold, bright, distinct. Sure looks like a graphic designer to me. I’m glad this was posted also, in the hope that others will realize not all graphic designers wear black or grey turtlenecks and slim dress pants.

  25. Andy

    October 29, 2008 at 9:30 am

    That is cute. I’m not sure what’s going on with her pants though. Is there something coming down behind or is the crotch of the pants that low?

  26. Mr. (FEROZ)

    October 29, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I really like the pants. I saw some like that in Barcelona. And I’m taken aback by the socks…but it is Moscow…chillin’ temperatures right?

  27. Benji

    October 29, 2008 at 9:37 am


  28. john benjamin pritchett

    October 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I can't tell in the pant crotch is almost to her knees or if it's a skirt-over-pant. If it's skirt-over-pant its a great look. Red shoes & sweater really stand out. Cute factor-100%! "The Ukraine girls really knock me out…"

  29. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I’m not crazy about the outfit but i like it, although she seems to be cold, which makes it pointless to me. She has an amazing face.

  30. jessica

    October 29, 2008 at 9:51 am

    fab! fab! fab!!

  31. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    October 29, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I love the sweatpants. Got to pose myself in them and snap a few shots of the kidz on the streets wearing them here in Amsterdam.

  32. nikkijoon

    October 29, 2008 at 10:00 am

    love the cardigan, the shirt underneath and the shoes. the bright rhubarb color is huge this season. but whats with the crotch of her pants coming down the floor and when did it become acceptable to wear bulky socks with heels? she looks like she lacks self confidence with that shy pose.

  33. Annie H

    October 29, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Those pants have to go. I’m having MC Hammer flashbacks as I write this.

  34. Ivy Lane

    October 29, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Lovely is good…bottom is too slouchy.. tight leggings under the skirt needed…

  35. lauren

    October 29, 2008 at 10:15 am

    great photo, love the exposure on this one and the contrast of the red and grey background.

    The new style low slung trousers are not only in fashion but have a Russian theme.

  36. Jennifer G. Horn

    October 29, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Beautiful haircut & color use, but please don't tell me MC Hammer pants (or as we called them in Turkey, 7-day pants) are coming back in fashion!

  37. hrose

    October 29, 2008 at 10:25 am

    oooh love the red, black and grey together.
    drop crotch pants are not my thing, but she looks amazing.

  38. mushkie

    October 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

    i like the style of the pants with the red shoes. her hairs pretty awesome and the over all outfit is well thought out and cute. those pants look really comfortable! i cant believe people from Russia have got this great style! beautiful pictures Sart.

  39. beths

    October 29, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Stunning haircut and face, fine sense of color–when if ever will I get used to those pants?

  40. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Ah! A much better way to wear this long rise/low-slung jodhpur shape.

    Fitted this way, the trousers create negative space between the legs (and not in the sausaging effect of the Moscowian below), as well as creating a column of the body.

    Colour accent and proportions — of course this girl’s a graphic designer! Use of colour seems consistent with the rules of Russian Constructivism (ha ha!).

    One thing does bother me though — the socks! Wish they were a more saturated black.

  41. Hellena

    October 29, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Ohhh no not those pants again!!
    what huge difference would a black normal pair of pants do…
    love her face -very french amelie…

  42. David Cockrell

    October 29, 2008 at 10:54 am

    love the MC Hammer pants, lots of those in Barcelona as well but mostly on men. The Dorothy Wizard of Oz shoes are a shining beacon in this dismal economy.

  43. Janelle Bentley

    October 29, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Mmm… I like the top half of the outfit and the cute shoes, but I’m not feeling the pants. They’re interesting, but it looks like she’s standing in a hole…

  44. saromosh.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:06 am

    love the trousers and the color combination

  45. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Like the color combination:red+black+her blue fingernails

  46. Fashion Tidbits

    October 29, 2008 at 11:11 am

    she has a nice haircut :)

  47. lintmag

    October 29, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Love it! Not my personal style of shoe, but the colors, the silhouette are so great. I have been trying to find zouave-style pants for ages now! This girl gets it all right.

  48. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 11:33 am

    No crack on your great photography or this woman’s outfit, but her look and the background palette stands out from her waist up. Makes me wonder what a closer shot of this same pose would have revealed.

  49. Grace

    October 29, 2008 at 11:37 am

    FINALLY MOSCOW!!!!!!!!! YES!!!! More Russian fashion, more more more. Everything in fashion is Russian these days; fur, jewels, …fur, red, fur. Vive la Russe!


    October 29, 2008 at 11:47 am

    beautiful photograph
    she is gorgeous
    and harem pants! loves!

  51. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 11:48 am

    i think the pants would look better in motion… but standing still, with the look of shortened legs, is creepy. I really like her nail polish and simplicity with everything else.

    from san diego, A

  52. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Sart… I looove your shot. It’s great how you capture mood so well. Interesting and beautiful in a way. Weird also! I guess just not my aesthetic, but nothing wrong with it necessarily. I do have to say that it looks like she pooped in her pants. : )

  53. alamodedujour

    October 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Comme des Garcons meets Moscow!

  54. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    haha! i know that girl!!!

  55. best shot,nice girl…

  56. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    wonderful use of color

    She makes the pants look no so MC Hammer like.

    I am afraid of imitators though.

    They are perhaps the least flattering pants ever conceived……unless you are tall and thin

  57. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    ah! moscow! i would love to see more of these!

  58. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    As I’ve said before, if the person was a ‘plain jane’ wearing the same thing her photo wouldn’t be taken. Us average looking people have good fashion sense, too.

  59. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    i agree with first anon– let’s see some variety in the subjects.

  60. Caterina

    October 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    thank you for showing an unexpected side of Moscow. I am curious about the tomoorow´s pics. I think you might change my point of view about what´s going on at russia´s fashion (sub)-culture.
    I like this look here a lot. stylish, comfy, individual though classy. The opposite of fur, glitter and kitsch. Thank you again.

  61. monique

    October 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Beautiful girl. I love the colors on her, her hair, her lovely face, I even kina’ like the nails. But the pants…. oooh, what they do to a body. Short legs, loooooong torso. Borderline diaperish. It’s very weird. And yet not much can take away from this girl’s beauty.

  62. hilary c.

    October 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I love her look, however the drop-crotch trend is not just surfacing, it has been and now is already going – for example, on the legs of fashion community Chictopia in the last few months already, or on any Nordic teenage boy.

    however, I don’t think the age of a look (whether new, or ‘out’) should necessarily dictate the decision to wear it.

  63. dorian allworthy

    October 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    The red shoes seem a bit to matching with the sweater – they draw my eye away from her face – where I would rather look.

  64. S of Modern-Guilt

    October 29, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    The red and black is so perfect on her.

  65. tripiko

    October 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    i think that your blog is super interesting!
    love it

  66. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t like her pants because they’re extremely unflattering. On the other hand, if she was wearing “normal” pants/skirt, she’d look boring. So, overall, I’d say I don’t like this outfit but the girl is pretty.

  67. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Coulour coordination that works. She looks very comfortable; in her clothes and most importantly in her skin.

  68. Alex Edward

    October 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    The color of that sweater is gorgeous.

  69. Sarrah

    October 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    She looks great with the Turkish pants. I like the early adopters.

  70. student

    October 29, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I like how you added in the title “Graphic Desinger”. It makes us look at her in a different way. Stereotypically, she is not supposed to dress like this, which makes the picture even better.

  71. Diana

    October 29, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Overall she looks great, I can even forgive the pants, but those shoes with socks is really wrong. My objection to the pants is that they look look like babies nappies. Reminds me of Humphrey B Bear and his full nappy look.

  72. tara

    October 29, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    I love the colors, but I don’t love the silhouette of the pants. I really don’t love that the crotch is down to her knees — is she wearing a skirt over pants???

  73. anaayana

    October 29, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    The pants make her look like a monkey but she is pride and that saves her.

  74. karmapolice

    October 29, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    at least from these first two moscow postings, i’m starting to see this idea of “re-invented glamour” (i don’t know what else to call it). sweats paired with furs, and now drop-crotch pants worn elegantly. hmm…

    i like it!
    can’t wait for more moscow

  75. La Clocharde

    October 29, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Red, white and black…nice!!

    I don’t love that kind of pants, but well, they look good on her.

    Haha, and I love the little detail of the light blue nails…it looks like she painted them like that for a different, previous outfit, but they also look good here…they are a touch of fun.

  76. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Looks like she got the pants at MC Hammer’s yard sale.

  77. Jack Daniel

    October 29, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Is she a graphic desginer?
    I like it that she’s got her arms folded.
    cool pic!

  78. Stephanie

    October 29, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Blue nail polish is striking against her pale skin and dark hair. The clothing colors suit her. But I truly don’t understand the pants. Style should flatter the body, and the cut of these pants do not…a trend gone too extreme for good style.

  79. elaine

    October 29, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    those pants look like they’d be hard to walk in.
    love the shoes though.

  80. Kati

    October 29, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Cooool powder blue nail polish!

    Not to mention the great pops of red–I love cherry red! Great, stylish pic.

  81. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    The blue nails cinch the entire look together. The pants are great, they create a great shape. She looks designed. Too bad about the socks, awful.

  82. lora

    October 29, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Final word- NO to the pants . Not ever, not on anyone.
    YES yes yes to everything else.
    This is why one needs a certain someone to look at them before they leave the house!

  83. Maggie

    October 30, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I like the sweater.

  84. Sunset

    October 30, 2008 at 12:16 am

    I’m never a fan of direct colors matching up, but this is so subtle and effortlessly chic that it’s perfect. Great capture.

  85. Kevin

    October 30, 2008 at 12:56 am

    Love the colors. HATE the pants. Hate. Hate hate.

  86. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 1:08 am


    Genie pants cannot become stylish. I won’t allow it.

  87. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Cool lady, good color-combiation! But where are russian Ivanas?Why you have only femal-models?

  88. HPrince

    October 30, 2008 at 6:43 am

    This picture is fabulous, thou a bit cliche (red and black), but it works for her!
    Unlike 80% of comments, i DO think that those low crotch pants work wonders! You can’t just see the picture (even if it looks great, imho), you’ve got to picture her moving! It doesn’t shorten her legs! on the contrary, it extends them while moving, because it’s so slouchy that creates the ilusion of longer legs.
    I just can’t stand americans (mostly – and I’m sorry, it’s not my intention to hurt anybody’s feelings) who deny alternative styles until the very second they see them on a major european brand!
    The same goes for the naipolish colour! – it may not be the right one for this outfit, but it’s beautiful!
    Go Sart! you really rock!
    When will you visit this fabulous country called Portugal? And this quintesential city Oporto? You’ll just love it, I assure you!

  89. Special K

    October 30, 2008 at 8:28 am

    The red is lovely, but THOSE PANTS… I’ll be glad when the ‘full diaper’ look goes out of fashion in all it’s forms…

  90. Miguel

    October 30, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Love the face and the attitude…

  91. Drew Martin

    October 30, 2008 at 11:30 am

    i’m sorry, but it looks like she has a load in her pants

  92. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    she looks lovely.
    for those who haven’t worn drop crotch pants before, i suggest you try it…
    they are actually super comfortable..more so than regular pants.

  93. stephanie

    October 30, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    hprince 6:43 AM –

    I know it was not your intention to offend and your “statement” has some truth to it, but could you generalize and promote stereotypes any further? And besides, it isn’t just Americans who do that…

    I love everything about the outfit (the shoes!) except for the drop crotch pants. And as an American, I assure you that I will not like it even if it becomes a trend among major European labels. Drop crotch pants – not for me.

  94. Anonymous

    October 31, 2008 at 1:45 am

    is she wearing jhodpur pants? the jhodpur is a guilty pleasure – it’s comfortable but also got MC Hammer factor


  95. t.

    October 31, 2008 at 4:07 am

    refreshing style!

  96. chinesische zaubernuss

    October 31, 2008 at 5:53 am

    i love this outfit, every little detail of it and i think that’s also why it looks so perfect – because of the details.
    the rings, the matching red of the shoes, cardigan and her lips, the nailpolish(!), the haircut and of course the jodhpurs! (i really don’t understand why so many people here don’t like them.. is it just because they’re not used to seeing them?)

    simply lovely!

  97. António Erre

    October 31, 2008 at 5:53 am

    She’s beautifull! Hope she get turquoise socks…

  98. Nathalie

    November 1, 2008 at 6:50 am

    She really works the pants. Never seen someone wear it so well.

  99. Anonymous

    November 1, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Love the model’s look…HATE the pants! Nuff said =)

  100. Anonymous

    November 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    what’s the deal with these pants? not very flattering at all, they are distorting a perfectly good pair of legs, what is going on????

    I think HAMMER pants are even better than this.

  101. Will

    November 3, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I don’t understand the popularity of this crotchline. It makes the wearer look short. Terrific cropped cardigan with that t-shirt, phenomenal haircut, and love her rings and nail color.

  102. 086431

    November 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    hammer pants were dumb in 1989 and they will be dumb in 2009. seriously! ohh…i forgot…they’re not hammer pants…they’re russian circus pants. where are the elephants?

  103. Sage

    November 3, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    i don’t care how much people say they find the pants unflattering. these looked great at philip lim’s show and i truly believe they will make way. i am already trying to shed a few pounds so i can be lean enough to pull these wonderful pants off! needless to say, i love her look.

  104. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    this girl looks like she just stepped out of a russian avant garde painting of the 20′ it.
    her beauty is timeless.

  105. Anonymous

    November 8, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    i think with this one it’s not about whether it’s flattering or not, to me it’s about oddity, shapes and getting us to see something we are not used to in terms or proportion. i like it more from that standpoint.

  106. website design

    May 21, 2009 at 2:01 am

    all i can say is those pants are hideous. But she’s really pretty.

  107. hosting boy

    July 22, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Pretty much informative.

  108. Anonymous

    September 5, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I met several lovely russian females of various ages (20-50) and they all seemed to have numerous pairs of such pants.
    peculiar style-wave!

  109. Georgia

    December 9, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    stunning subject.
    gorgeous outfit.
    most beautiful backdrop.
    can't fault it one bit.

  110. lauragray

    January 15, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    The look is so good. The pants are heinous. I love this shot! Thank you for sharing this blog. To all graphic designer thank you for your great job.

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