Monday, October 26, 2009

On the Street….Via Borgonuovo, Milano


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  1. Prinzessin Wunderlich

    October 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    So cute!
    loVe it!!!

  2. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Lovely dress,shoes and hair. This bike makes the outfit awesome.

    Love this photo <3

  3. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    October 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    very nice, I want a bike like that!

  4. Em

    October 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Love it – love the colour of her hair, her dress, her skin. Love the bike, the baskets. Love her elegance – hands and arch of foot. Gorgeous pic!

  5. submarinoazul

    October 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Love this cycle!

    & love her outfit.


  6. Chelsea

    October 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    That fabric is beautiful. I'm a bit jealous of her bike baskets as well.

  7. Cheryl

    October 26, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I love it!

  8. Ganymede Girl

    October 26, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Love the baskets!

  9. Soren Lorensen

    October 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    this bike is…

    truly scrumptious

  10. Beverly Bohan

    October 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I dig her bike more than her outfit.

  11. leanne2703

    October 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    wow… so beautiful. I love all of the earth tones set against the black of the bicycle. For me more photography then fashion, but definitely consisting of both!
    I came across your site last week as my friend has it set as her homepage, and I've been hooked ever since! I now think differently about how I put together my outfit, I have more courage to express my identity through clothing – thank you :)


  12. The Mighty Ks

    October 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Oh the elegance of a lovely woman on a touring bike. Lovely.

  13. Fashion

    October 26, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    A bike is the BEST new accessory.

  14. margaretmarks

    October 26, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Oh beautiful depth of field!

    This is how I would like to travel through my day.

    Effortlessly lovely dress, shoes, hair.

    Super bicycle.

    And everything that is not RIGHT NOW just a bit out of focus!

  15. Donned and Delivered

    October 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    That dress compliments the bike quite nicely. Neutral.

  16. Laura

    October 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    her dress even combines with her bike!
    what do you mean 'thought it through'?
    Love the sensuality.

  17. ingefaer

    October 26, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Her dress is truly beautiful. Love the way it gathers and falls – and the rolled sleeves.
    The belt looks intriguing as well, wish I could see it better.
    She is gorgeous and an inspiration to us "mature women".
    Thanks for a very nice picture.

  18. Teresa @ good-grace

    October 26, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    oh my gosh… lovely. I'm loving the flats, the bicycle with the baskets… and especially that dress with the sleeves rolled and the gigantic hem – so wonderfully retro. (oh yes. And her tan… a wee bit jealous.)

  19. Christina

    October 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    such a feminine and relaxed look! Gorgeous

  20. J.

    October 26, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I want her bike!

  21. Alex Folzi

    October 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm


  22. SallyO

    October 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Is Toto in the basket?

  23. Lloyd & The Tubsters

    October 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I love this woman's dress, its so elegant yet she's still able to wear it on a bike. The look is classic. Great photo.

  24. Cindy

    October 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I wish ATL were a bike friendly city. Then I would look chic while commuting. That's all it would take…

  25. Gina

    October 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I love how Italian women aren't afraid to ride their bikes and scooters in their nice dresses. The baskets are charming, yet so practical – the essence of Italian style.

  26. Ore*

    October 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I love love her bike!


  27. MIA

    October 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    uau! gorgeous! amazing dress and bycicle!

  28. Haley

    October 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Such a beautiful look, she seems very peaceful and strong.

  29. Stevi Sunshine

    October 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I love it!! I want to go where she's going and I want to wear that dress on that bicycle. Your picture looks like an Anthropologie add. Beautiful hair and skin tone w/ the neutral colors of the dress, belt and bike. Thanks for this bit of inspiration today!!

  30. Cristina

    October 26, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    She's just perfection

  31. Bell

    October 26, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Italian Glamour.

  32. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    this is so gorgeous, I can't even get over it..

  33. Alexxander

    October 26, 2009 at 6:36 pm


    - Alexxander

  34. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    besides the dress and the bike… I think the woman sporting the accoutrement is very astonishing. Her hands, her calve, her face and general posture gives the tone and character to the photography.

  35. Cassandra

    October 26, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Such radiant beauty.

  36. Petey

    October 26, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Love the dress. Just gorgeous and classic. For similar European market/bike baskets (big enough to carry my 22 pound Cairn terrier or a bag of groceries) check out:

  37. Jacqueline

    October 26, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I love this! The bike is awesome and so is her dress!

  38. Nick Leonard

    October 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I really like those baskets on her bike!

  39. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    who made the dress??


    October 26, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    So typically Italian.
    So smart.
    So sleek.
    So stark…so sans make-up.

  41. Heather

    October 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    The practical, yet chic flats make this look for me. I love it.


    October 26, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Ahhh, I want to be on that bike, so classy! great photo!!

  43. sofia

    October 26, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    oh wow…. the hair, the colours of the baskets' bike and the dress… i love her! so beautiful!

  44. Amapola

    October 26, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    i love everything in it

  45. O Alfaiate Lisboeta

    October 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    amazing lady, amazing photo.

  46. stiches and threads

    October 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the entire photo…simple yet cool

  47. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 8:15 pm


    Love the comfy shoes … yayy for flats! (and yayy for the bike too).

  48. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    October 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Stunning picture!

  49. Tokyo Girl

    October 26, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Where does one find a dress like that?? I love it!

  50. Room for Snark

    October 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    LOVE the dress – it looks so sumptuous. Would like a close-up of the belt. The wicker baskets are such a chic touch!

  51. beths

    October 26, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Gorgeous dress & perfect pose. The bracelets: just as good as the bicycle and shoes. A shot to treasure.

  52. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    See, what ruins riding bicycles for poor fools like us outside of Italy is having to wear a helmet. Imagine the lady wearing one and you'll understand what I mean.


  53. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    perfection – one of my all time favourites – the outfit, the bike, the photo.

  54. H

    October 26, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    That dress is SO chic! :O
    I'm blown away!!

  55. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Another to-die for Milana–where dod they all come from?

  56. sus r

    October 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    She's just completely gorgeous and natural.
    Why can't I ever find a dress like that?

  57. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I want those baskets and the dress too! What a romantic picture.

  58. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    If anyone can enlighten me about this graceful woman's beautiful dress I wold be very grateful. The lustre and drape of the fabric is amazing – silk/linen blend maybe? Some kind of voile?

  59. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 12:34 am

    The really big hand-stitched hem is incredibly charming, and so evocative of the 50s/60s, when women would let the hems of their garments down or up depending on the fashion, so you always needed extra fabric just in case. A simple shirtwaist dress is so sexy, too. She is very attractive.


    October 27, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Very simple, yet chic. I love these bicycles, it's a pitty we don't see people driving them in other big cities like we see in Italy a lot, I find it part of our personality, way of living.


  61. Taylor

    October 27, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I want that bike- and the dress!

  62. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Impeccable style and a beautiful shot!

  63. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 2:26 am

    I hope I can be an elegantly bicycling Italian woman when I grow up!

  64. sus r

    October 27, 2009 at 3:07 am

    She's so beautiful without looking try-hard. Perfect!
    Why aren't there more dresses around like that? So flattering for so many women…

  65. Catherine like Deneuve

    October 27, 2009 at 3:40 am

    This shows how a person could bike to work or to run errands without looking like Lance Armstrong. She is perfection. Classy, comfortable, practical.

  66. Pip

    October 27, 2009 at 4:58 am

    just lovely…

  67. Claudia

    October 27, 2009 at 5:05 am


    This is what I would wear every day if it didn't rain so damn much in Dublin *or if it weren't so cold for my bare legs to deal with*

  68. Cecylia

    October 27, 2009 at 6:19 am

    WOW. I love the duo baskets and her amazing dress!

  69. The Sartorialist

    October 27, 2009 at 8:10 am

    the dress is Dries Van Noten from a few ago – at least that is what she said.

  70. Sarah

    October 27, 2009 at 8:21 am

    I love the bike! she looks great!
    Kind of old school Parisienne! XXX

  71. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Every year I moan the same thing: where are all the good dresses that are affordable? Women of a certain age look wonderful in a good dress. My definition: a quality made dress with flattering lines that includes SLEEVES! The trend to sleeveless dresses even in the winter is stupid. One doesn't always want to have to find a sweater, jacket, shawl, shrug, whatever to cover the arms. The fabric in this dress is gorgeous with it's sheen and fluidity. Envy.

  72. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 9:35 am

    wow I've always disliked this color, and I see now that I am completely wrong. She looks so pretty in it.

  73. a.

    October 27, 2009 at 9:52 am

    riding pretty right there

  74. Since Age Zero

    October 27, 2009 at 10:01 am

    the way the bottom part of the dress falls – all the folds, etc. – just so beautiful!

    the color of the dress is the perfect, subtle contrast to her tan.

    love it, scott! :)


  75. Mahala

    October 27, 2009 at 10:50 am


  76. C.V

    October 27, 2009 at 10:57 am

    The dress, the baskets on the bike and the smile. Simply classic ;-)

  77. Ammu

    October 27, 2009 at 11:15 am

    So elegant. Love it.

  78. grizzlesnort

    October 27, 2009 at 11:29 am


  79. Dominica

    October 27, 2009 at 11:34 am

    so elegant !

  80. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I can't quite make out the bicycle manufacturer…Anybody else????

  81. rhai♥laborte

    October 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Cute! She is so chic with that look!


  82. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Stunning, really stunning.

    I live in a coastal Southern California town and ride a dutch-style bike with wicker basket. SoCal serious needs to get over the car=status thing… so 20th Century!!!

  83. stefica

    October 27, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    i am totally lusting after her bike baskets! it is a handsome bike, too!

  84. Contempo Ingenue

    October 27, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Classically beautiful!

    Love the rolled sleeves detail and her multi-colored bracelets!

  85. silvia

    October 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I dont know what it is, but anytime you post a picture of milan, I do recognize it…italina flavour?

  86. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    She's timeless, classic and radiant. Even with such a small image on the web, I can imagine the feel of the texture of her Dries dress and those amazing wicker baskets; the aroma of the street, and the energy in the air. So beautiful– like an image from Cartier-Bresson.


  87. Brazilberry

    October 27, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Its my dream… To take on the dress like this, to jump on a bicycle and to go through a city.. A bit country romantic looke in the city environment.. Charm of contrasts!

  88. unurthed

    October 27, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    It's hard to imagine that this woman lives a life as ordinary as my own. She is grace, beauty, confidence and timelessness, all rolled into one! Wish the culture I live in were more conducive to this elegance on wheels!

  89. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    wow one of the best! she looks so effortlessly chic

  90. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    The bike manufacturer is Rossignoli, a quite famous Italian bikes company.

  91. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    For Anon at 12:09–the bike is a Rossignoli.

  92. couldihavethat

    October 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I hope she's on her way to a picnic, so classy and demure. Love the bike, its making me miss summer.

  93. Dajda

    October 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    That's me from next April onwards, just change the hair to light blond!

  94. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    A helmet-less girl in my village went too fast down a hill and ran into a wall. She had to be airlifted to a bigger hospital an hour away and was between life and death for weeks. Then she was in casts for months. The human head is much more fragile than we'd like, and a helmet is much, much more chic than casts or scars.

  95. J.Teheren

    October 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Elegance in simplicity. Lovely!!!

  96. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    just perfect

  97. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Simply lovely.

  98. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Absolutely elegant.

  99. Kalee

    October 28, 2009 at 2:38 am

    This is utter perfection. Love the bike, love the outfit, love the look of comfortable in her own skin!

  100. barb.

    October 28, 2009 at 6:46 am

    assolutamente meravigliosa.

  101. pixie

    October 28, 2009 at 6:58 am

    this is how I am in my fantasy life (either her or SJP). All very relaxed but so well put together. So feminine! Love the short depth of field in this pix.

  102. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 9:31 am

    If someone could just design a stylish helmet…

  103. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I agree with a previous poster that simple, good dresses are really hard to find. Especially shirtwaist dresses in soft flowing fabrics -I have googled 'shirtwaist dress cotton lawn' for several summers — why is it so impossible? Affordable dresses are generally over-designed, with an empire waist (great if you're 20), and too much 'stuff' going on.

    This looks beautiful without the bike.

  104. Devi

    October 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Love everythign about this look. Dress, shoes, hair and her great accessory… her bike…

  105. Isabella

    October 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    that's lovely

  106. The Accessory Lady

    October 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Classic! What a cool look and bike!

  107. Kristin

    October 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Cute! I want her bike!!

  108. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Simplicity always wins. This is perfect! I want a dress like that.

  109. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    The dress complements the shoes and belt , it's beautiful; It's fashionable every day wear. The shoes are very dainty, and match. The belt is so sexy and elegant, It make the puzzle come together for me. The bike is amazing !!!! Adorable! Amazingly put together!

  110. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    this is classic style, classic photo it all comes together beautifully.this shot and the girl in commerce st dallas are my favourite shots the beautiful tone on tone.we dont try to identify the clothes but how the wearer is THE CLOTHES.AT EASE.

  111. Kaleidoscopic Queen

    October 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a really beautiful picture! It's very cute and realistic.

  112. Elizabeth

    October 29, 2009 at 12:11 am

    This photo is exquisite! The colors are so rich and every element is perfect – the woman, the street, her dress, the bike…. Even the bike baskets are wonderful!

  113. Amy

    October 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Great dress and bike! The tans and black work together nicely.

  114. Sharifa

    October 29, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Effortlessly stylish and fab!
    What a great photo…

  115. Emma Louise Layla

    October 30, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Bella donna! So chic, she looks fabulous…

  116. Haley

    October 31, 2009 at 12:19 am

    truly charming!! someone, find her a little dog for her basket.

  117. fusion

    October 31, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Lovely dress,shoes and hair . The shoes are very dainty, and match. The belt is so sexy and elegant, It make the puzzle come together for me. The bike is amazing……


  118. nikky

    October 31, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    amazing color palette!

  119. Anonymous

    November 1, 2009 at 12:13 am

    I really like her dress

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  120. Make Your Mark;

    November 1, 2009 at 12:29 am

    looove this dress! its so classic with the shoes and the way she is on the bike. adorable.

  121. Anonymous

    November 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    love everything about it!!!

  122. Tim McFarlane

    November 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I really love her outfit. The color and texture are just great. She looks good with the bike, also.


    November 3, 2009 at 2:26 am

    this is my dream come true, from the basket, to the black rimmed bike to the dress in the italian alleyways. wow. love everything about it. thanks for posting, satorialist!!


  124. katthroatworld

    November 3, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    the epitome of a cool italian woman.. amazing!

  125. Jandi Keum

    November 5, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Look at those fabrics! OMGs. Is it the picture or is she actually radiant?

  126. angelbuddy

    December 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    i can hear her skirts swoooosh as she bicycles through the city…why are these women so extraordinarily sexy on bikes? for her, i don't know if it is the skin-tone color that seems to dominate the pic– or if it is the thought that her skirt might blow up and give a peek at what has to be fantastic underwear…my next fashion purchase may have to be a bike. big accessories are in, right?

  127. Ann

    December 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    i want to be her.

  128. Marc Damri

    February 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    A beautiful woman, and a very elegant colour for the dress.
    The pose of her haid reminds me of Inez van Lamsweerde!

  129. Elisha

    March 4, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Love this photo! Where can I find either or both of those lovely baskets?

  130. Jen

    March 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    If anyone wants to know, here’s the website for the bike

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