I used to be a painter: sets, museum exhibitions, mural restoration… and this is EXACTLY the outfit I would wear everyday – attitude included. I always thought people were judging my paint spattered pants, shirt, arms, glasses… but now I realize they were simply wishing they had a creative job – what I find myself thinking as I look at her.
How funny — I do quite a bit of painting (housepainting; mostly interiors, with varying degrees of creativity/artistry involved), and today, as I got yet another t-shirt covered in paint spatters, I was thinking to myself “Hmm, I wonder if it would be possible to make ‘paint-spattered’ a new fashion trend.”
And now I think it just might be… way to go, Sart! Thanks for this!
these comments about her being a lesbian are so rude to me. why dĂ¶es she have to be a lesbian?
not all of us are “girlie-girls”. sĂ¶me of us reamin tomboys until a very late age. i, for one, am just such a woman. the desire to dress and present myself in a more feminine manner came very late to me.
regardless, she has a style that is so cool which testifies that she is comfortable in her own skin. why make suspect references to her sexuality?
I love this picture. It’s probably one of my favorite Sartorialist pictures, actually. I love when the subject is so comfortable and confident that it looks like they could pull off wearing a paper sack.
What’s really APPEALING and REFRESHING about this woman is her natural stance. Usually on this site, you’ll see a bunch of generic looking white women all dolled up in uber-end fashion. Most of the time, they don’t even look great to me because their whole outfit and pose seems so contrived. This woman, however, is the polar opposite: she’s asian, has a quirky faux hawk do’, no make-up and looks absolutely fabulous in her paint splattered clothes. Plus, we can’t ignore her glasses pendant or beautiful full lips! She just radiates natural coolness–which is rare in NYC these days! This is what NYC look is about; individuality, which has been missing now. Hail to those women who don’t need a stupid $2,000 bag to look good! Scott, this is truly what we need to see more of on this site!