Saturday, March 5, 2011

On the Street….The Strand, London


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  1. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    March 5, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Ooh, everything is just Right in this one. The jacket first of all so classy and the silky inner of it coming out in the rolled sleeves, lovely. The red hair, always beautiful, turban with flowers. Just everything.


  2. The Boy From Newcastle

    March 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Although I do think she looks stunning. Haven't we seen one too many beige coats with a colourful turban. Still I'd dress like her if I was a girl. For me it's always attractive when a girl puts on a white shirt with a defining collar.

  3. greg

    March 5, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I know her, she has just won an Elle stylist competition and is about to start working for them.

    Love the drape of her coat and the simple belt x

  4. The Fancy Teacup

    March 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

    That floral turban and the collar detail are so eye catching, and I'm completely fascinated with her hard case satchel!
    much love.

  5. Carou et Maylou

    March 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

    The good way to wear long clothes. I really like.

  6. Lia

    March 5, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Ça me rappelle Jane Austen d'une telle manière…

    J'ai adoré ! Bien sûr.


    March 5, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Love love love this outfit! I must have that coat!
    I'm now following hope you can stop by and follow back!
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I want you back:)

  9. The StyleScout LDN

    March 5, 2011 at 8:56 am


  10. modmarketvintage

    March 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Love the drape of the coat.

  11. Modowy Maniak

    March 5, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I love this coat!!

  12. Kate

    March 5, 2011 at 9:00 am

    love the old fashioned professor look! love the headband as a modern twist!

  13. Elena

    March 5, 2011 at 9:00 am

    There should be a OMG these is so awesome, I love this freakin thing so bad in reader for these.

  14. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I want your lovely bag:)

  15. Collections

    March 5, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Love this picture, the coat is gorgeous.

  16. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Looks chic, save for the turban gone wrong. It looked that she had stepped out of the shower, gotten dressed but forgotten to unfurl her lustrous locks!

  17. UnaBb

    March 5, 2011 at 9:07 am

    All I can say is just "wow",because her look is awesome.Every single detail makes it look perfect and that cigarette with smoke!Perfect

  18. Emily

    March 5, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Her head band is incredible!

  19. Joanna Paulsen

    March 5, 2011 at 9:10 am

  20. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Absolutely sublime! I neeeed her bag!

  21. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

    love the colorful turban with the neutral outfit!

  22. shikha

    March 5, 2011 at 9:18 am

    this dress is beautiful i just luv it :)


    March 5, 2011 at 9:22 am

    what a chic look. i love the hat she is wearing with the red hair peeking out. gorgeous.

  24. Snappy

    March 5, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Very 50's inspired with a modern layered look. I like.
    snappy x

  25. David McCarty

    March 5, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Wow. Looks more like something you'd see on a set from a period piece.

  26. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    not sure about the boots though

  27. fabio

    March 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

    LOVE IT!

  28. YUI

    March 5, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I love this coat!♥


  29. liyana

    March 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Simply gorgeous!!!

  30. Randi

    March 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Love her jacket-robe thing. However, she's smoking. Instantly lose a certain amount of respect for people I see smoking.

    • dcinDC

      September 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Agree – I see them as losers – I don’t care how hard it is to quit – just do it! Sorry, but there are no excuses.

  31. tranhuy

    March 5, 2011 at 9:33 am


  32. disco in moscow

    March 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

    wow, amazing look, i just love the coat!

  33. tranhuy

    March 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

    lovely xP

  34. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian

    March 5, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Loving the contrast of the head scarf and ankle bracelet.

  35. Judith

    March 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

    what an amazing coat! she looks wonderful!

    love ,

  36. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Hard to know what we're looking at here. Is that a bathrobe, an alb, a Vestal Virgin's palla, or? Is she fashionable, or a nun, or Amish? Details like the cigarette and the diamonds around her left ankle as well as her presence on this blog would seem to suggest the former. Of course everyone will compliment the photograph with all the white.

    • dcinDC

      September 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      I don’t think they are diamonds. I believe they are pyramid metal studs on a band.

  37. Elizabeth

    March 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

    tough and edgy, i love it.

  38. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I'm overwhelmed by the details! The rolled up sleeves change everything

  39. mll mag

    March 5, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Loooooooove ;))

    Street style Mll Agnes ici:

  40. Lacee Swan

    March 5, 2011 at 9:58 am

    beautiful coat! love the head piece!

  41. Rousy Carla

    March 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Beautiful… She is extraordinary… Nice picture! Congratulations.

  42. The Trend Spotter

    March 5, 2011 at 10:08 am

    love the whole outfit check my blog
    i wonder what that chain type thing on your shoe is!

  43. como una aparición

    March 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

    gorgeous coat

  44. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

    oh oh oh oh oh oh oh my gosh ah ma zing!

  45. crystal glamour

    March 5, 2011 at 10:25 am

    i guess turban is so in right now
    need to find one now
    somewhere stuck in my closet :)

  46. Agne

    March 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

    omg. long clothes fits her so well!

  47. Macha

    March 5, 2011 at 10:43 am

    The long skirt is very beautiful. And I love the color of the jacket ("poudre"). The red hair are also amazingly gorgeous.

  48. Brittany H.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Everything here is perfect. The color palette, the eyebrows, the short hair, the cigarette. LOVE that coat. She's divine.


  49. Dominika

    March 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

    this is beautiful!

  50. JXG

    March 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Really, I thought she was an actress leaving stage to have a cigarette break–it looks like a maid's dress underneath, and she put on The Lady's dressing gown to step outside. I would be very confused seeing this look on the street.

  51. comme fraiche

    March 5, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Rolling up the sleeve of her coat to expose the lining is a different look as is wearing a turban, she has her own ideas about fashion

  52. Nadine2point0

    March 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    wow – time warp.
    Love her 'case".

  53. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Really do not like this look. Nothing here works for me, she looks like she is trying too hard to look original.

  54. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I like the coat but at the same time I sort of get a Jedi knight vibe from it…

  55. celeste

    March 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    super chic. i love how each of the different hues go together so well.

  56. 82Brute

    March 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Shades of Alice Kramden and Lucille Ball, but in a good way. My one criticism is that the head wrap takes the look too literally into bathrobe territory, despite all the wonderful things going on underneath. Still, she's done something special here.

  57. thwany

    March 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    love it

  58. Cory

    March 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Although I appreciate the originality, this look reminds me too much of something that should be worn at home after bath, rather than outside in London. I think the white collar + turban make her look a bit like a turn of the century maid!

  59. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Awesome individual style.

  60. E...

    March 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Cool shoes and bags, amazing!

  61. Sophie Mhabille

    March 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    She is young but she looks very mature in this outfit with a very strong personnality

  62. My Heart Blogged

    March 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I love the turban on her. She looks casual chic.
    My Heart Blogged

  63. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Not sure about the turban and such a shame about the cigarette. Rest is lovely – particularly the coat.

  64. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Genuinely strange and absolutely beautiful mix of periods and pieces. THAT'S style.

  65. Love the lines of the coat and the case together. I kind of have to agree with some of the others that the outfit underneath looks reminiscent of a maid's uniform, though.

  66. Yajaira

    March 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm


  67. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    BTW my dearest Sartorialist is not "The Strand", it's just "Strand" ! XX

  68. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    beautiful textures! AND THOSE SHOES.

  69. Eline

    March 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Incredible coat.

  70. LuxeCouture

    March 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    This outfit is truly amazing. Love the jacket, bag, everything really!!!

  71. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    nice, but is there a line drawn between costume and fashion? perhaps expression of one's identity vs being someone else's?

  72. Davidikus

    March 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    What strikes me is the long simple silhouette, like a candle. I have seen this a bit recently & it is very unlike most recent threads. Perhaps silhouettes will become more like that in the near future.

  73. La Petite Marmoset

    March 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    She is like a very fashionable woman from the 40's who just came out to grab the morning paper! Love it
    La Petite Marmoset

  74. Dorothy

    March 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Very interesting look. But it doesn't quite work for me. The outfit seems to age her. Cool originality though.

  75. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    just slightly dressing-gowny? but nice headscarf.

  76. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Looks like someone who dressed to get the attention of street fashion photographers.

  77. MissBack

    March 6, 2011 at 3:24 am

    real french chic.

  78. Ms. Mellow

    March 6, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Not my favorite look but she seems to have it together. Like the belted jacket a lot thought!

  79. MARIA

    March 6, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Muito giro!!Eu queria o turbante com flores.Só não gosto das botas-

  80. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I agree with Anonymous 12:40.

  81. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Smoking is so passe.

  82. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 6:58 am

    So pretty :)

  83. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

    love the coat with the corded belt, and the bag looks interesting

  84. Le Chic Boutique

    March 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Haha…sorry, I don't get the turban. But I love the rest of her outfit! Including are-those-anklets (?) on her boots. :)

  85. Mila

    March 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Love her coat! :)

  86. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Soigne. This flirts with a 1950s housewife or 1930s maid, but these references enrich the look rather than detract from it. I agree with the writer who says that the look "confuses" her eye: but I love such confusion, which I call "enlivens."

    Substantial fabrics, non?

  87. ak

    March 6, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    This is why London fashion is my favorite despite everyhting else! Her coat is so hot, yet I still love her 'chambermaid's dress' underneath it. Very Upstairs and Downstairs or Downton Abbey! LOL

    The lipstick and hair color contrasts but in a very good way, not a tacky way.

  88. Docta Slick

    March 7, 2011 at 2:29 am


  89. ql

    March 7, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I don't like the colour of her bag, but the belt and the shoes – excellent!

  90. Hazel

    March 7, 2011 at 8:29 am

    She looks like a char lady from the 1940s. Very Hilda Ogden from Coronation Street. Is there a return to 40s fashion in London?

  91. Maryanne

    March 7, 2011 at 9:21 am

    strong eastern european old world look.

  92. FierceObjection

    March 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    The discipline of this outfit is so perfectly matched with the rebelious hair color and turban…looove everything happening here.

  93. Sara Lua

    March 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I can say enough how much this lady knows herself and mixed elements so well. Anyone know about her coat? The sateen lining in pearlescent pink is divine.

  94. carroty flowers

    March 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    absolutely stunning– crisp and fashion-forward, nice clean lines and bold pops of color. I love the coat– its refreshing to see women go for non-obvious silhouettes.

  95. Román Iglesias

    March 9, 2011 at 10:13 am

    It´s dificult to me to say tahat but I really Like this coat


  96. Anonymous

    March 10, 2011 at 5:24 am

    It is nice. But in my opinion it looks like she tried too hard….The turban looks like a showercap. Sorry.

  97. Anonymous

    March 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Its so perfect. Coat is perfect, the wrap is cute, and the outfit underneath is great. You can tell she is really a cool person inside too, somehow. This is one of my very favorite outfits. I just love this. And the fact that some people are snotty about the hair wrap proves that she is innovative. If everyone likes an outfit fine, that means it isn't really cutting edge. When some people don't get it, that means its outside their comfort zone, and that is a sort of compliment too.

  98. Tristesse

    March 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Love this look, love her whole demeanor in general. She has a kind of grace about her x

  99. Fernanda Brazil

    March 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    something like Frida Khalo…

  100. Celia

    December 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Love the way the scarf references the 1940′s – and the rolled up sleeves has a feel of the bomb-factory worker about it. The proportions are very well-balanced and the carrying-case is a nice touch. Great outfit.

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