Thursday, May 21, 2009

On the Street……Vintage in Black & Red, Sydney


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  1. Katrina

    May 21, 2009 at 8:02 am

    LOVE the boots – gorgeous!

  2. AnnaMudrenko

    May 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I absolutely love red and black together! I hope they come back as a big trend)))

  3. M a z p e

    May 21, 2009 at 8:14 am

    such characters! really great great photos!!

    http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

  4. Vanessa

    May 21, 2009 at 8:16 am

    they are so brave. non-conformist!

  5. Bahrain Fashion

    May 21, 2009 at 8:20 am

    I love the skirt! Big! And I really adore Sydney- I’ve been there a couple of times and I must say that its uber fashionable!

    XX

  6. being forty

    May 21, 2009 at 8:20 am

    The lady look fab. Are they Alaia? Is the man a waiter ort is it some kind of attempt at humour?

  7. simone

    May 21, 2009 at 8:20 am

  8. Gigi Santiago

    May 21, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Stunning color combination but hard to pull off – might come out too costumey. Thankfully, those two in the photos successfully pulled it off! :)

  9. *elvan

    May 21, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Is that a piercing shadowing his lip?

  10. Hannah&Sophie

    May 21, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Those boots are fantastic! as is his gorgeous jacket!

    http://chroniclesofbirds.blogspot.com

  11. Hanna Persson

    May 21, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Dancers?

  12. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 8:40 am

    They both have Spanish elements I think – the jacket somewhat and the skirt. Black and red looks powerful and chic.

  13. Moi

    May 21, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Sydney? I would have guessed Spain. Cool looks.

  14. hip

    May 21, 2009 at 8:42 am

    one of my favourite photos (bottom) so far.

  15. miss sophie

    May 21, 2009 at 8:57 am

    the saturated deep red in both looks are gorgeous, though the first guy looks a bit too waiter meets bullfighter. the theatricality works much better in the second look – i love her lacy boots!

  16. holierthannow

    May 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

    i love that tie in the first image. i just wrote about these (for women) and found a lot of awesome styling on lookbook etc. – i’m glad people are taking the tie away from it’s old Avril Lavigne image (in the case of girls)

  17. george

    May 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Bull fighter!

  18. Soren Lorensen

    May 21, 2009 at 9:09 am

    matador!

    flamenco dancer!

    i love the veins in her hand.

  19. diane.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

    i cannot get over that bow.

    i feel like people often neglect the balance of femininity in things.. little things, like bows, can totally change the look of an outfit. i miss the days of bowties!

  20. katie.bar.the.door

    May 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

    You know what I really love about that picture? That her coffee cup matches her skirt – but exactly. The right shade of red and all.

    Although, realistically, the whole look appeals to me: the colors, the polka dots and volume of the skirt against the straightforward colors/textures/fit of the top half, the detailing at the top of the ankle boots. I like this a lot. Rockabilly and vintage style executed well.

  21. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Wauw. Love the spanish-looking skirt. :-)

  22. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    May 21, 2009 at 9:14 am

    On him: No (too “look at me!”). On her, gorgeous! And it is probably because the skirt, the bolero sweater, and the boots (Alaia?) have scalloped/filigree edges to them. The perfectly executed scarf on her head tells you: yes I know I am wearing an attraction-grabbing outfit and I know I can pull it off. Jorge from WPB

  23. I'm a mean street kid.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:14 am

    i love the spanish feel of both the outfits! esp. the guy!

  24. ingrid

    May 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Great outfits, love them both. The woman’s skirt is really nice.

  25. FiL

    May 21, 2009 at 10:03 am

    The modern/city mariachi looks very good…& the flamenco inspired lady is gorgeous, I love her boots… Both are so cool..

    Philippe
    http://www.punkgeisha.com

  26. up and down town

    May 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

    delinlee is delovely.

  27. ana

    May 21, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I like her style, her boots and her skirt… I’m not so sure about the boy :)
    nice pics!

  28. Kaylene

    May 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I saw that lady a few times at RAFW and she looked equally amazing every day.

    It’s refreshing to see someone who makes an effort, and does not disguise it behind a messy “i’ve just thrown this on” look even though everyone can tell they spent hours ensuring the rips in their stockings are perfectly placed.

  29. crimzonite

    May 21, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I love the bright red. The gentleman looks like one of the band members from The Horrors or a bull fighter. The woman looks like mini mouse, she very elegantly pulls off the bow on her head without it making her like really young.

    http://crimzonite-fashionhaven.blogspot.com/

  30. lunarzie

    May 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

    the guy looks like a valet or a concierge.

  31. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Sorry ;-) But wear is the Bull?!

  32. Carol

    May 21, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Are you sure this is Sydney and not Sevilla?!

  33. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I like the lady in the red skirt. It’s a combination that might overpower some, but works on her because she’s so comfortable in an outfit that loud. It’s too bad there weren’t as many shots of Melbourne, although I must say that this winter in Melbourne has been a bit drab. Everyone is wearing black, maybe it’s because it’s cold and dreary and we all have SAD.

    I’m a fan of this blog. Thanks, Sart.

  34. N.

    May 21, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Great!! He looks like a matador and she´s so Frida Kahlo!

  35. hommedrum

    May 21, 2009 at 10:53 am

    This guy looks awesome, Mixing extreme dress up with a relaxed street style. Cool!

  36. Brian

    May 21, 2009 at 11:29 am

    That first photo looks like the lead in a Flamenco musical version of “No Country for Old Men”…

  37. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I have never liked the combination of red and black: somehow, it looks crude to me. But that is a completely irrational opinion.

    And I absolutely covet her boots.

  38. rico.boothman@mac.com

    May 21, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I’m a huge Sartorialist fan, but I must confess that I’ve found the entire Sydney sequence a bore–not a single snap is comparable to virtually anything from Milan or NYC. Moreover, how about more pictures of sharp-dressed middle-aged men? Enough already with the emo types! Thanks.

  39. Rachel

    May 21, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I LOVE the man’s outfit – I want to wear it – every bit of it!

  40. Allison

    May 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

    guapissimi!!!!!!!!!!!
    tradition and folklore meet heels and slim cuts…
    wow!

  41. jo

    May 21, 2009 at 11:58 am

    i thought it was spain for a moment! love the red!

  42. Danielle

    May 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    very spanish.

  43. Dannie

    May 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    ooh…i love his matador look and her vintage senorita look…
    they should do the tango together…it’d be gorgeous!

  44. asimplerstyle

    May 21, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    The guy looks like he could whip out a red cape or a mariachi guitar at any minute!

    It’s funny, the detailing taken in isolation looks quite feminine, but the overall effect isn’t… I guess the top half is pretty well anchored by the dark belt/trousers on the bottom.

  45. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    are you sure you’re not in spain?
    “que venga el toro”

  46. Yoli

    May 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    The girl pulls it off in a costume sort of way. He I think is actually in a work uniform right? I mean, come on?

  47. rEVOLVEr

    May 21, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Color is amazing in the pictures, the light is fabulous. Regarding the outfits, i hope they were working there or there was a reason to wear those clothes… just not my cup of tea.

  48. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    The guy looks like a really cool waiter

  49. Just me

    May 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    UPPSSS! very spanish -.*

  50. Breckinridge

    May 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    The first guy reminds me of Jermaine Stewart, circa 1987.

  51. Lauren

    May 21, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    oh, I love his jacket and want to steal it for myself.

  52. Rollergirl

    May 21, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    The top one is amazing!

  53. Megan

    May 21, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I am loving all the red! Such a powerful color and so suited to vintage looks!

    omgvintage.com

  54. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    her look is pretty romantic and consistent.

  55. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    he is on some: 80s take on 60s hair with a KFC/ Teddy Boy tie and pants, waiter’s jacket,French cuffs. so many competing directions keep it from being fun or great and make it a great, hot mess.

    good try though

  56. Mujer imperfecta

    May 21, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    OLE!!

  57. Irina Baranovskaya

    May 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    matador and his señora! I like them

  58. Marina

    May 21, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    looks very Barcelonian matador…

  59. nanzilla

    May 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    the guy = el matador!

    I really liked these images… thanks!

  60. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I like the sense of humour in her dress and expression. She seems so at ease with the world…

  61. an

    May 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    in love with the alaia boots!

  62. Jack Daniel

    May 21, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    great colors. And he´s got cool hair!

  63. crabapplenyc

    May 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Come on…her I can understand. But he’s gotta be a waiter or something, right?

  64. Jenny

    May 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Really like the guy’s outfit!

  65. preppygoesrock

    May 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    i love the outfit of the guy in red… its definitely inspired by gossipgirl in a weird way but i absolutely adore it… its so blair waldorf with a hint of rock n roll

  66. CurveSmart

    May 21, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Alaia or Mollini boots.. Who cares? It’s the whole look, not the brands.

    Wouldn’t have thought you would find him at the markets, though. And who’d have thought anyone but Colonel S could rock a tie like that?

  67. Mr Brown

    May 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    He’s not me, but soooo much better than the bland stuff too many people wear for assumed cachet rather than building their own style.

  68. Max

    May 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Black and red are such strong colors, and together they are often too much for me.

    Are those brass knuckles in the guys pocket?

  69. fASHION mINUTE

    May 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    more red on men – oh yes!

  70. TheMinx

    May 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    the first picture is sooo cool.

  71. Sophie

    May 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    They are both stunning! Love the lady’s skirt and boots!

  72. C & S

    May 21, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    J’adore. The long bow and cropped jacket, the polka dots and lacy boots….Parfait!

  73. victoria karkoulas

    May 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    the boots are great…they remind me of some my mum had during the 80′s that i used to secretly try on! delicate cut outs/eyelets like leather lace …LOVE.

  74. kagitsune

    May 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Woaaaahhhh! I love this sort of thing. Bright with awesome retro silhouettes! I think our friend needs to go up a pants size, though… ^^;;;

  75. Tiffany

    May 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    i love it, both outfits look great

  76. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I saw him around the city on a trip to Sydney a while back. He wore a similar outfit and he really caught my eye. What a coincedence that you happened to capture him on Sart!

  77. Starck Mad

    May 21, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    The woman in the polka dot skirt, scares me…..but in a good way. What I love about your photos, is that aside from being gorgeous and thoughtfully composed…
    There’s also a wonderful Diane Arbus/Weegee subversive quality to them.

    Dare I say, French Vogue meets Cindy Sherman?

    Bottom line, I love your work.

    xxoo Steve, in Chicago

  78. MAISON CHAPLIN

    May 21, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    HEY TORERO! LOL

  79. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 12:22 am

    #1 is costume.

  80. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 2:11 am

    i adore the pics … but are you sure that’s sydney?!?!?!

  81. Emma

    May 22, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Yay for Miss Linlee, the Alaia boots are divine, great to see someone so comfortable in such a powerful colour.

  82. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 2:54 am

    those alaia shoes are belle as

  83. sarah

    May 22, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Lovely shots with a great vintage feel. Miguel (top photo) is always so stylishly dressed and I’m proud to say – yet another Brisbaner!

  84. Ashley

    May 22, 2009 at 5:26 am

    The girl wearing the polka dot dress and fab Alaïa boots instantly made me think of my trip to Spain…very beautiful but strong outfit.

  85. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 6:39 am

    This look is so typical of the Spanish folklore!!! When are you coming to Madrid??? we would be delighted to have you here Sart!!

  86. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 6:42 am

    This look is so typical of the Spanish folklore!! Gorgeous. By the way, when are you coming to Madrid Mr Sartorialist? We would be delighted to have you here!

  87. I need a guide

    May 22, 2009 at 8:29 am

    cool spanish style!

    http://ineedaguide.blogspot.com/

  88. paolina

    May 22, 2009 at 8:30 am

    remembers me an Hermès carrè

  89. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 22, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Ole! Ole! style, just they need the guitarrista and some passion! :)

  90. soksoky

    May 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Waiter uniform or not, that jacket is so damn stunning. I love how vibrant the red is.

  91. Jenny Brew

    May 22, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I love the woman’s look! So Frida Kahlo inspired!

  92. Erin

    May 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    The first almost has a bit of the “ew” factor, not sure why, but still fascinating. Very personal. The second is fantastic – creative and adorable. I love how much they show the two personalities!

  93. Anonymous

    May 23, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Reminiscent of FRIDA. Especially the head piece! Beautiful.

  94. Cody

    May 23, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Aww Miguel. A terribly stylish lad. I’ve had to good luck to work with him a couple of times. There’s never a time he doesn’t look perfect. A bunch of us friends went out to dinner here in Brisbane at this cheap, dingy little chinese place in Fortitude Valley and he wore a full-length kilt. Don’t ask me to remember who made it, but it was perfect.

    http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1515/135/51/578029256/n578029256_1817687_164.jpg

  95. theo

    May 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

    another brisbane person in the first photo. hello world from brisbane

  96. Anonymous

    May 23, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Sell the polka dot lady photo to a coffee manufacturer. I can smell the coffee looking at it!

  97. secondvurss

    May 23, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    love the lace detail on the boots and the red jacket.

  98. Anonymous

    May 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    TOO costume(y). Keep the boots, LOSE everything else.

  99. Rael

    May 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    anyone who weares ALIA is always a styleish woman to me! those boots are killer… not big on the ensamble but those shoes totally make up for it! ALL HAIL ALIA!!!!

  100. Anonymous

    May 24, 2009 at 1:09 am

    wondering why you took so many Sydney shots and only a couple of Melbourne shots when you visited Australia. I have found the people in melbourne to be much more stylish, fashionable, innovative and creative!

  101. Anonymous

    May 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Oleeeeeeeeeee!

  102. Anonymous

    May 25, 2009 at 6:51 am

    good ol JMAquilian

  103. Nicolamichelle

    May 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I love her. And she’s totally in aus- note the empty hand where a cigarette would dangle if she were in Europe.I also really like the bare legs with boots. Brave, and totally worth it. p.s Devastated not to see more Melb pics.

  104. travelbug

    May 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    This woman is a total trip.

    But I cannot for the life of me envision that she represents real life in Australia.

    Here she’s into a flamenco theme. Fun. She’d be a hit in Paris.

  105. Anonymous

    May 25, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Great shots did they live in the same gypsy caravan too- very flamenco indeed! JUST WISH WE COULD SEE WHAT SHOES THE GUY IS WEARING? I am curious were they boots?

  106. tresh

    May 25, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    it feels style
    love the new

    thechicmuse.blogspot.com
    thechicmuse.blogspot.com

  107. Anonymous

    May 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    is this the same lady who appeared a couple of times on garance dore’s blog?

  108. Sydney Sider

    May 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I think Sydney stands alone in Australia for encouraging such bold colours and style. Would love to know if this woman is going to any swapping meets, what a great style!

  109. Alice

    May 25, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I haven’t seen any Melbourne yet! Are we getting melbourne pics soon?
    Fingers crossed…

  110. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 10:37 am

    oh no no no no he looks like a spanish bullfighter.

  111. Golden Girl Olive

    May 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    The bullfighter and the flamenco dancer. I love elements of each of these. The bows (her in the hair, his in the tie), the brights balanced by black. I’m wondering if there was some reason they were dressed so reminiscent of Spanish history, or a happy coincidence that Sart saw two people embodying this style?

    Olive

    http://www.visforolive.blogspot.com

  112. iambeautifultoo

    May 26, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I love her ruffled skirt! It’s so chic and cool!

  113. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I just fell in love with the boy on the top…great clothes!!

  114. JFK Jean

    May 27, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I love the man’s look. I’ve been searching for that tie for a few months now, and can’t wait to find it and make it work like he does in the photo.

    As for the lady, her dress is so flirty, I can imagine her dancing and doing a lot of spins while her dress follows her in perfect harmony.

  115. an

    May 27, 2009 at 11:25 am

    The young man looks like my ex-boyfriend… haha.

  116. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    This woman is exploding with character, irony, and a raw and rustic sort of beauty. I keep coming back to this one.

  117. Sofie Niccolai

    May 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Very spanish looks! He look like a matador and she’s his Rosita…

  118. mimi

    May 28, 2009 at 1:02 am

    i love that half the people in the sydney shots are from brisbane!

    and i dont understand all the ‘waiter’ comments. wait staff do NOT dress like this in australia (or at least, very rarely)… i actually want his little red jacket for me.

    and sart, that woman is such a find! she looks amazing, beautiful and confident.

    stylesightings.com also have some lovely sydney pics from RAFW for those interested :)

  119. Anonymous

    May 28, 2009 at 10:16 am

    are these part of the Australian Fashion week here? – as i can see some latino theme… Btw I love her shoes…!

  120. Shana

    May 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Ah Linlee! She looks loverly as usual!

  121. Lara

    May 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Oh those boots! Lacey leather is dreamy. The dress reminds me of Rizzo’s prom dress in Grease! Retro, yet there’s something decidedly flamenco about it.

  122. Bazza

    May 29, 2009 at 11:22 am

    That’s sweet,she lent him her jacket.

  123. Anonymous

    May 31, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Isn’t the guy the designer for Saint Augustine Academy. Love his stuff! Which they had it here in Canada.

  124. xAZD

    June 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    those are the alaia boots? Gahhh-so pretty!

    http://xazddesign.com

  125. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    these photographs to me are a little facehunter-esque. more costume-y than the pure class and confidence we usually see on here.

  126. CarlosDalton

    June 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Yo, this is my Linlee Allen !
    i love this girl. she's crazy!

    i always loved your photos! your the best.
    you shoot me one day in paris & i has really impressed!

    Merci Monsieur.

    c.

  127. topher

    June 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    The Guy is a friend of mine – let me just say that this is just a SMALL taste of some of the feats of style that this boy is capable of!
    He doesn't 'dress up', this is honestly his day-to-day wear.
    He wore a suit to my birthday that I would have killed a small child to own myself.

  128. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 9:05 am

    omg is that Dagmar???

  129. Mischa

    July 17, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Dagmar always a little costumey!

  130. Anonymous

    August 2, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    She absolutely owns the red. It doesn't overwhelm nor define her – it simply IS her. Not only is it physically complementary, but the flair expresses a confidence and spice that no other uniform could capture.

    I find her stunning.

  131. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    that skirt is AWESOME so are the boots

  132. Kara

    June 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Frida Kahlo for the 21st century?

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