Thursday, December 8, 2011

On the Street…..The Cut, Istanbul & Savannah

While shooting in Istanbul this girl’s haircut really stood out, reminding me of some shots I had taken in Savannah.  All of these girls really define themselves in a creative way with haircuts I found to be uncommon in their cities.  Regardless of not living in a major fashion city, they spent a little extra money (or maybe they didn’t) on a haircut and created a look that really set them apart.

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  1. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    December 8, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    The first girl has the coolest hair out of these in my opinion! They’re all beauties though:)

    • Fabith

      August 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      I Think the same. I love that hairstyle!

  2. AndiCui

    December 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Love the first and the second pictures!!!
    They are amazing!!!!

    http://andicui.blogspot.com/

  3. Flavio Augusto

    December 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Fantásticas… son como Hadas…

  4. daniela

    December 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I see what you mean by the first one being unique….. but don’t really agree with the rest. Those haircuts are pretty popular in most american cities. I can’t think of a girlfriend that hasn’t fallen for getting bangs at least once in the past 4 years… and now I’m wondering what kind of haircut the last girl has since it’s up in a bun. They are all beautiful shots but not unique hairstyles (to me).

  5. Tracy

    December 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Absolutely love the girl knitting w/the bangs! Incredible!!

  6. Which me will I be today

    December 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    A good haircut makes a hell of a difference. I like the 1st style. Very edgy and and the 2nd live the chunky bangs.
    http://whichmewillibetoday.wordpress.com

  7. Laura

    December 8, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    But it really seems like those girls are just naturally blessed with beautiful hair…I know that no matter what I do to my hair (and I definitely fail at styling it, even in a bun) it perpetually looks the same, and that full thick bangs and curls look is covetable but unattainable for straight, thick Asian hair.

  8. Annie_VintageDiggs.com

    December 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Love the girl’s haircut from Istambul, so playful! And the red head a few shots down has the most gorgeous long red hair I’ve ever seen!

    xoxo,
    If you like vintage, check out my latest blog post:

    http://vintagediggs.com/2011/12/the-hottest-sequin-hot-pants/

  9. Karen

    December 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    This is Karen Cittone. I am from Istanbul and right now live in NYC
    Honestly I am suprised with these photo shoots because in Istanbul women unfortunately look like the same!These are exceptions and really great!
    I am also in fashion business and hope to see unique styles rather than copies….

    great!

  10. didi

    December 8, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    loved these shots in Savannah. ghostly.

  11. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    December 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I loved the picture of the dress + Converse kicks.
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

    Check out my blog: http://carethewear.wordpress.com
    On Twitter: @cristianpavezd

  12. Haley

    December 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    The second pic with the bangs is the pic that inspired me to cut bangs (which I no longer have) But I love it!

  13. Bohemian Style

    December 9, 2011 at 12:24 am

    They are all so pretty and I like your thoughts about the haircuts.

    theBohmerian.com

  14. Sibel

    December 9, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I love the 1st pic, nice shot and her style is very unique..

    @Karen: I’m so agree with you. As a Turkish woman myself who lives in La Jolla, CA, I am sad to say that Turkish women are so lacking on being unique.

  15. une chatte grise

    December 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

    As a charter member of the Order of the Perpetually (and Deliberately) Overgrown and Asymmetrical Vision-Obscuring Fringe, I am delighted to see these looks celebrated.

  16. vasilieva

    December 9, 2011 at 2:16 am

  17. nora

    December 9, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Loving the second picturee!.

  18. The life after

    December 9, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Lovely pics!!

    The Life After

  19. leyla

    December 9, 2011 at 3:53 am

    i must say I find it a little far-fetched to compare a city of 140,000 and a city of 10,000,000 by calling them both “not a major fashion city”. I don’t know about Savannah, but there are a lot of stylish people in Istanbul, so getting an out-of-the-ordinary haircut isn’t something that would stand out as statement more than it would in ny, paris or milan.

    p.s.: still love your blog though

  20. StreetLounge

    December 9, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Last one is just perfect, shoes are great finishing touch!..

    http://streetlounge.blogspot.com/

  21. Giada

    December 9, 2011 at 4:33 am

    I love the last photo! So unusual girl!
    Giada
    http://giadascarnival.blogspot.com

  22. Habiba. J

    December 9, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I love all of these hair styles on these girls, but the first one stands out the most. She just seems like she didn’t spend an hour on her hair but knows how to make it look good. If you get a chance do check out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

    http://www.thegirlinredheels.com

  23. read my lips

    December 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I love the last girl! She is wearing a beautiful striped top and interesting shoes. She’s got a sweet romantic face.

  24. DĂłraKristĂ­n

    December 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Like the colors in those pictures ! The first one is though my fav!
    x

    http://www.snoturt.blogspot.com

  25. mariafernanda

    December 9, 2011 at 8:19 am

    what’s so interesting about the last girl’s hairstyle??

  26. Charlotte Wilder

    December 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I really like these hairstyles, too. They’re easy, they’re unfussy, they make the women look cool and devil-may-care.
    -Charlotte
    http://www.thewilderthings.com

  27. Ophelia

    December 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

  28. antique engagement rings

    December 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Love the Chuck Taylors!

  29. Hayatını Tasarla

    December 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

    It’s nice to see our writer Bengi (from http://www.hayatinitasarla.com/ ) once again in SARTORIALIST with her remarkable style & amazing hair cut!

  30. Mertxe Hernandez

    December 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

    The last outfit is amazing.
    http://mertxehernandez.blogspot.com/

  31. Lisa

    December 9, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I loved the haircut in the photo that you posted on Wednesday. Simple, perfect, face-framing.

  32. DressedWell

    December 9, 2011 at 10:28 am

    We love the second pic. Looks great.

  33. Koala Logic

    December 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I love the clothes in the second picture!

  34. monkeyshines

    December 9, 2011 at 10:55 am

    fun effortless look!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  35. Morgan

    December 9, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    YEA, I don’t “get” why you’d choose the last girl as one with a particularly interesting cut, or style even. It’s a low messy bun…probably one of the top 5 most normal things to do with long hair. Also, it might be interesting for you to consider the demographic of the bottom three–these are students, there’s a 40% chance that any of them actually pay for haircuts. I’ve given myself a blunt bang before just because it’s easy to maintain yourself, and the rest of your hair can go to shit because everyone is paying attention to your bangs. I think the DIY spirit adds a little something, and it would’ve been interesting to know who cut their hair.

  36. Thefashionguitar

    December 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  37. MRM

    December 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    This may be my limited experience but…

    Savannah is a fashion powerhouse of a city. SCAD (spelling?) Is one of the best fashion/design schools in the world

  38. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    December 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    All these girls have beautiful hair, but I must say I like the first and the second pictures best.

    BestTrendz

  39. Heather Strang

    December 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    LOVE the hair in these photos. The clothes aren’t half-bad either. Really digging the strapless, short navy number. I’ll have to wait until summer to wear it though. Thanks Sartorialist – you’re the best! xo

  40. shirl

    December 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    magnificent pictures! the personality shows through and through.

  41. Hannah

    December 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I love the second girls bangs and hair color. So gorg

    wtfwhatthefashion.blogspot.com/

  42. Claudia

    December 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I really like the first hair cut but I don’t understand why you would call Istanbul “not a major fashion city”. It may not have a big international fair or anything, but Istanbul’s women and men pay a lot of attention to fashion, their looks and their creativity. Sure, there are a few dominant looks, but the city has such a diverse subculture scene that you can find so many fashionable women, depending on where you go! I’ve never been to Savannah but I really don’t think you can compare it (wonderful as it probably is) to one of Europe’s major metropoles and that has developed so much over the last couple of years!

  43. mr. john

    December 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Fourth photo is my favorite. This womans skin is BEAUTIFUL! Your photo captures how perfect her skin, hair and lips are. Also I’m guessing she is wearing a romper adjusted for a warm part of the day. Perfect. mr. john

  44. tuba

    December 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I agree with Claudia. There are 15 mil of people from different cultures in Istanbul. How could they look the same ?

  45. ximena schuman

    December 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    i love the care-free attitude of the first girl.

  46. Martina

    December 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    @ Claudia. There is nothing wrong in the opinion that Istanbul is not a high fashion city. That really isn’t an insult. That does not in any way imply that they don’t have many different cultures. They do. So does every city in the world. And in no way does that mean they all look the same. What it does mean is that in Scotts opinion( which I tend to see as a very educated one on the subject) they do not have as a high fashion sensibility as New York, or Paris. Of course understandably this is Scott’s opinion. Not a fact. I personally appreciate an honest opinion, but you may not.
    Its kind of funny that you make the point that everyone in Istanbul is different, but then yourself generalize and say that people in Istanbul all pay attention to fashion.
    As far as the haircuts go; You misunderstand. These girls are NOT FROM ISTANBUL, except for the first one!!!! The rest are from the United States. He is talking about these particular girls as a group that spends their money and effort more on hair then clothing. He is not saying it about the people of Istanbul.

  47. Martina

    December 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I don’t live in a major fashion city myself. And my city has many cultures, and cultural influences. 8 million people( actually around 17 mil if you look at two nearby cities) who all look different from each other. So I know its perfectly unrelated. The red haired girls in pic 3, and 4 are from Savannah, Georgia. And the second picture( the one I like best) is from Boston. The top picture is the one from Istanbul, I think.

  48. clarity enhanced diamonds

    December 11, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I love the clothes in the second photo.. a great look!

  49. jo

    December 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    A good cut that frames a confident face makes everything great.

  50. Daniel de la Bec

    December 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    You have such a great eye!

  51. christine

    December 13, 2011 at 12:59 am

    k, so they’re pretty…but, ah…what’s so unique about long hair with bangs? not getting it.

  52. mario

    December 13, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Great! the personality shows through and through

  53. Eugyeene

    December 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I happened to take quite a similar photo of the knitting girl around the same day. Especially with that very complacent bag.
    http://www.promptside.net/2011/12/at-the-foyer-waiting/

  54. Lexi

    December 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Love the second picture! The waves in her hair and her coloring is beautiful. There is something about her dusty bare feet that is so endearing to me and makes me think of quiet summer afternoons I spent with my grandmother.

  55. Gretta

    December 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    That’s a lot of Bangs. I am starting to feel really good about my decision to kep my bangs this winter. So much of the hair structure has to do with the awesome facial structures on these girls. Rocking bangs is not as easy for girls with super round faces. A little oval is necessary, like the girls in these photos. The red head is my favorite.

  56. Nina

    December 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Does anyone know the style/name of the shoes pictured in the last photo? They’re exquisite!

  57. Julia

    January 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I love the first style the best. That side poof of curls is something many would be afraid to try, but it creates a look that is truly unforgettable.

  58. Renaldo Kristek

    April 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I wonder about the phenomenon of nasty comments coming from non-regular readers.

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