Friday, May 23, 2008

On the Street…West 23rd, NYC

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  1. Lucy

    May 23, 2008 at 8:46 am

    What a pose! Strikes me as French girl chic here – not much makeup but looking fab. And I like the shorts – denim coloured fabric but much lighterweight (down with denim hot pants – so stupid for summer – are you listening Kate Moss???)

  2. ginjin3

    May 23, 2008 at 8:54 am

    beautiful lighting. very dreamy.

  3. Vic

    May 23, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Love the hair! Looks so casual!

  4. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Adorable, and a fresh summery interpretation of the masculine-inspired looks we’ve been seeing.

  5. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 9:00 am

    that’s a great blouse.

  6. Candace

    May 23, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I love how she is so boyishly cute! This look works so well for her.

  7. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Very MJ!

  8. Alice Olive

    May 23, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Wow – what a face! Love the sunlight. Great photo.

  9. kelli

    May 23, 2008 at 9:33 am

    That is just pure summer comfort. Even though these are more masculine pieces, the shapes and the details keep it cool and feminine. I love it!

  10. amy

    May 23, 2008 at 9:49 am

    1st : simple. perfect. hair beautiful. low or no makeup makes it not look country club. way to go.

    2nd: nice to see the gold gladiators. dress too tight but love the black in jacket w/ navy dress and pink scarf. gold shoes instead of black or blue or brown make it. gold in aviators pulls it all together.

  11. Lost&NOTfound

    May 23, 2008 at 9:50 am

    i so love this outfit….

    that polo just amazes me….

    sart! im in love with this pic!!!

  12. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 10:06 am

    You’ve got to be kidding! Does this person actually live on earth? Or is she a grownup from an old-timey children’s book about the beach? BEAUTIFUL!!

  13. Iheartfashion

    May 23, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Love the colors and the simplicity of her look.

  14. marie

    May 23, 2008 at 10:14 am

    i love her hair! so cute, so simple yet with lot’s of style and personality! now why can’t i achieve something like this?

  15. Anne Watkins

    May 23, 2008 at 10:20 am

    love this. always refreshed by yellow and blue together. You just imported Hyeres to 23rd Street – nice! Great look – the hair is fantastic.

  16. -h of candid cool

    May 23, 2008 at 10:40 am

    holy wow!!

  17. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Great look. Loved to have seen the shoes too though…

  18. Kathryn

    May 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

    (words leaping from my mouth as I caught first glance at this photo): FABULOUS.

  19. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 10:54 am

    i love love LOVE the morning shots you get of people. this one, and another recent one of a girl with the yellow scarf & red jacket, is so clean and fresh yet so seductive. like you just rolled out of bed with them.

    lovely!

  20. Felicia

    May 23, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Oh I like it!

  21. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 10:59 am

    That is a stunning photo. The combination of the stripes and angle of the pose, the lighting and the beautiful face and hair. Wow.

  22. Catriona

    May 23, 2008 at 11:10 am

    i adore this
    it’s so fresh and i love the stripes that end near the top and the sleeve length! such a unique but simple look.

  23. Luiza

    May 23, 2008 at 11:17 am

    super cool. looks like you’re having better weather than us Londoners.

  24. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I love how this rugby has been transformed – pointed placket and shirt cuffs, worn with shorts. Great color combos. She looks great!

  25. Danielle

    May 23, 2008 at 11:31 am

    love it. so casual, yet detailed perfectly.

  26. CLara

    May 23, 2008 at 11:35 am

    clean and chic..

    just out of bed?

  27. Austin

    May 23, 2008 at 11:39 am

    great, refreshing take on the ‘preppy’ rugby shirt. i love everything about this look

  28. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 11:43 am

    the haircut makes the outfit… very fresh

  29. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I’m in love with him/her!!!!

    Those shorts are perfect with that top. The hair is so casually sophisticated. I’m hearing Carson McCullers reading me The Heart is a Lonely Hunter when I look at her. Lovely. Bring us more androgyny!

  30. ks

    May 23, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    she has a radiant beauty and it is beautiful shot with the reverse light. yet the shirt is not flattering at all. too boxy.

  31. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    what a beautiful creature,
    lovely shot.x

  32. Amber

    May 23, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    absolutely beautiful.

  33. Studio Epidemic

    May 23, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    WOW.

  34. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    so summer

  35. photolexx

    May 23, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    This outfit is really cute.

    It just looks light and summery.

    And I really love the lighting in the photograph.

  36. Bri

    May 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    is this Mollie Sue from Top Model?

    just breathlessly radiant. so calm and cool.

  37. wideyed

    May 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    really like the detail of the puffed wrists & the enlarged button/collar/neckline thingy

  38. Anne Corrons

    May 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Amazing hairstyle and great look!

  39. Sheila

    May 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Not sure about the outfit… but just goes to show that gorgeous young people can make any piece of clothing look like a special choice.

  40. ;-)

    May 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    so beautiful photo!!!
    I love this.

  41. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I want that top-it looks so comfortable! The lighting is gorgeous.

  42. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    this is adorable. i especially love the lightweight versions of typically heavy knit and denim fabrics.

  43. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Oh My God. I am a heterosexual female but I am in love with her! She is so incredibly hot and sexy and oozing internal strength, intelligence and sense of humor.

  44. y.f. dubble

    May 23, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    this is nyc??? wowzers!

  45. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Sorry Sart but even on a beautiful girl in a great and skilfully constructed photo do horizontal stirpes on a rugby shirt look even remotely stylish. Nice shorts though.

  46. Daniella

    May 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Wonderful

  47. Liz

    May 23, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    definitely diggin those shorts.

  48. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    The outfit completely compliments her boyish beauty. The colors, the shapes, the face, the hair! I’ll have to dream up something for her feet.

  49. Minx

    May 23, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Yes she’s beautiful and would look great in anything… but this sporty-preppy look leaves me stone cold, always has. Sorry!

  50. Nadine

    May 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Never mind the clothes, what a beautiful FACE! To me she looks part-Polynesian; she has my son’s colouring.

  51. sromeo

    May 23, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I simply adore the cuffs and stripes of the shirt and the material of the shorts. And that hair!!

  52. Ruby Divine

    May 23, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I love this picture, it looks so laid back and casual.

    Reminds me of a Ralph Lauren advert or some cool new sportswear company.

    I really like the detail on the sleeves of the shirt and also the collar, it makes what would be an every day polo shirt really unique :)

    Kisses, Ruby -x-

    *Fashion, Celeb, News & Fiction*
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    ‘where the catwalk got its claws’

  53. Dapper Kid

    May 23, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    This is simply perfect summer wear!

  54. jz

    May 23, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    This reminds me of the day my 50ish y.o. girlfriend showed up for a bike ride wearing a stripped hand-me-down t-shirt from her teen son. Genius.

  55. I Want Today, I Want Tomorrow

    May 23, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Beautiful. From the model, to the composition of the shot, to the outfit. Absolutely beautiful

  56. STREET STYLEZ NYC

    May 23, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    i want HER to be my boyfriend.

  57. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Not sure what’s so spectacular about this look…I much prefer the tough-looking painter you featured last week.

  58. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Just wow.

  59. Style Slicker

    May 23, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    tomboy and fresh!!

    Kit

  60. Jacob

    May 23, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I’m buying MY girlfriend a shirt like that tomorrow!

  61. Betsy

    May 23, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I love this look. It’s so laid-back and simple, and yet so naturally beautiful.

    Does anyone know where she got those shorts?

  62. Muneaki

    May 23, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    simple and clean.
    just great!

  63. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    rugby -it’s going to be *summer* soon and i _definitely_ want at least ONE :-)

  64. STITCH

    May 23, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Gorgeous.

  65. Candace

    May 23, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Great face….great clothes!

  66. lucy.

    May 23, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    what gorgeous light!
    i love this photo..what a beauty.

  67. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    everything she’s wearing is marc by marc. fantastic as always.

  68. Anonymous

    May 24, 2008 at 3:01 am

    W 23 is the place to be !!

  69. a*

    May 24, 2008 at 9:24 am

    if i hadn’t been inspired by an earlier photo to chop my hair, this one would’ve done it. had you not written W23rd, i would’ve been convinced this photo was taken in a beach town.. miami, mexico or even france.

  70. Trapiello

    May 24, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I love the shirt,it is amazing!!!

  71. The Fashion Buzz

    May 24, 2008 at 10:17 am

    color are beautiful

  72. Natalie Galitzine

    May 24, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I cannot say that I like the outfit, but the photo composition, the light and the attractive model made it look great ;o)

  73. Sean Watson

    May 24, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    This look is great. I’d call it minimalistic, and very accentuating of her skin tone. There’s a comfortable and relaxed feel to the outfit that is helped by the luminescence.

  74. cassaundra

    May 24, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    she looks wonderfully relaxed.
    i feel like i’ve seen her before … she has a very recognizable face.

    bri might be right … mollie sue from top model … ?

  75. aviewaskew

    May 24, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    charisma…those eyes…not my clothing style but she works the look

  76. iluwfashion

    May 24, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Very TomBoy-ish, but I like it. Her look goes well with the miniature shorts paired with the slightly baggy rugby shirt.

  77. Darcy

    May 25, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Maggie Gyllenhaal? She looks very similar.

  78. Raquel

    May 25, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Great look in french style! Classic and cute!

  79. Sundae

    May 25, 2008 at 5:56 am

    One of the best Sartorialist looks for awhile. Perhaps ever.

  80. Carolina Lange

    May 25, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Beautiful!

  81. pretty kitty publishing

    May 25, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Sporty confidence. The details at the wrist are a nice touch and I am glad to see that shorts are making a comeback. They are so practical and chic.

  82. copperoranges

    May 25, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    there’s a difference between photographing street style and a pretty girl.

    there is nothing spectacular about this outfit, she’s just pretty.

  83. cece

    May 25, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    She is amazing and the photo is perfect. Reminds me of that cool French girl in Stereolab.

  84. Ladi

    May 25, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    I love how the sheerness of the top takes a boyish look and makes it incredibly feminine. Beautiful!

  85. Marie Louise

    May 25, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Just discovering your blog. Used to work in the fashion industry in NYC, Milan, Paris & London myself. Read your bio and totally concur with all that you’re saying. I had a place in the city for years but am not living “in the country” of Connecticut. Love being able to check out your blog and get a metropolitan “hit”! Thanks!

  86. Anonymous

    May 25, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Third comment in four years… LOL

    I am not really sensing inspiration — the look is basic, mannequin-friendly, and easy to achieve. The crisp colours the designer choose for the rugby/tee saves it from being a numbingly bland ensemble — it looks like a harbinger to spring which seems lacking or at the very least hidden this year… The young woman is blindingly sultry, sweet and sexy all at once — it is more about the woman than the clothes.

    D.

  87. Angie hearts

    May 25, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    nice and easy

  88. The Hundred Dresses

    May 25, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    So cute. I was thinking of picking up a Rugby shirt from….Rugby Ralph Lauren, but I couldn’t imagine how to style it. Thx!

  89. Isabelle

    May 26, 2008 at 5:40 am

    To be honest I don’t quite understand everyones comments (so please feel free to explain!)

    From what has been said, the woman below is bland, simple and generic. I think/thought she looks fab, and comfortable – wearing an outfit that can change from street to office.. (just slip off the scarf, and add a pair of heels as one person suggested).
    YET – this girl seems to be wearing something that I would pull on to go the SUPERMARKET! A big/baggy rugby jumper,shorts, no make-up and (as far as I can tell) no make-up. Hardly anything mind-blowing!

    Many comments seem to be true, that it is the girl that makes the outfit, not the clothes.

    Or am I missing the point?
    I’d be interested in hearing anyones opinion.

  90. NATRIBU

    May 26, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Fantastica!

  91. Elouise

    May 26, 2008 at 7:15 am

    very pretty.. like a model…

  92. Belinda

    May 26, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Oooooooh…stripes AND yellow…I LOVE!!!

  93. RussianGentry

    May 26, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Something androgynous yet sexy about her look

  94. Alex

    May 26, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    A well executed simple style here. Glad to see at least some people know how to pull simple together.

  95. jana

    May 26, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    this is really nice. the proportions on the shirt are great, i love that the sleeves end just before the wrist. it is not cut too tight, which makes shorts are the perfect match for this top.

    and the stipes! just lovely. she is quite beautiful and im glad to see it appears that she is barely wearing makeup? also her hair is just great, maybe a bit more wispy on the bangs or so, but she has really nailed this look. it IS possible to dress in masculine clothing while maintaining a strictly feminine appeal!

  96. catherine

    May 26, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    what a summer photo…classic americana turned stylish by the wearer’s attitude…makes me miss summer in nyc..

  97. M.D. Cameron

    May 26, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    This is so fresh!! I love it.

  98. ali g

    May 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    sart where have you gone?
    I need my daily fix of fashion!!

  99. dai

    May 26, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Love it! That shirt is great: youthful, fun, comfortable and boy-ish enough (so she still looks cute and like a girl).

  100. clare catastrophy

    May 26, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    This outfit strikes me as one that wouldn’t flatter many people, but on this girl it really works. The whimsically wide stripes and playful androgyny work in an adorable companionship with her beautiful face and boyish haircut.

  101. Anonymous

    May 27, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Up to date Preppy !!

  102. Anonymous

    May 27, 2008 at 2:50 am

    What a beautiful photo! What makes this phto is the pose and that “just got out of bed after a good shag look”. And the clothes then only add to compliment that initial conception. If she was wearing something more serious/structured,it wouldn’t work. Perfect.

    Energie

  103. Claudia Holtz

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 am

    One word: amazing

  104. Christina DeSmet

    May 27, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I love the nod to the nautical theme, also love the wide placket, it freshens up the basic rugby

  105. Emma

    May 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    one of the best looks I’ve seen on here in ages!

  106. Anonymous

    May 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Me thinks your devoted followers are clutching at straws. Quit throwing the odd bone and serve up a feast..pleeeease.

  107. Anonymous

    May 27, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Isn’t this the same girl who wore the much-debated grey Marc Jacobs dress and leather jacket earlier this year? Obviously she’s got a favourite designer.

    Love the cuffs and feminine detail on the shirt. Wish we could see the shoes.

  108. Anonymous

    May 27, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    The picture is great and the look is airy.

    The clothes are just not that interesting, sadly. I don’t see why people are so impressed.

  109. Hundrednorth

    May 28, 2008 at 2:01 am

    This is a look that, passing down the street, I wouldn’t take a second look at. But thanks for making us take this second look, because it’s amazing. At first glance I thought she was wearing her boyfriend’s shirt, but oh my god it is the most perfect shirt ever! The buttons, the oversized placket, the perfectly lined-up stripes! And the chambray shorts! I am drooling.

  110. Secret Diary

    May 28, 2008 at 11:35 am

    her hair is fantastic

  111. Mervis

    May 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

    i can’t decide if i’m more in love with the woman or the framing. the backlighting is glorious. the pose. the tussled hair. the color of the whole shot — her skin, the blurred trees, the yellow/navy/white — the clothes are uninspiring to me. but the photo is true magic. thanks sart!

  112. Anonymous

    May 29, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    5 words and an expression
    marc by marc jacobs polo :)

  113. monique

    May 30, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Can’t say I love the outfit per se but what I do love is when someone full-on ROCKS something that I’m not normally into, and this girl rocks it hard.

    It’s so cool when something doesn’t normally work on the rest of the world but looks just right on the right person. She is definitely the right person.

    A breath of fresh air. So uncomplicated and sophisticated and chic and delightful.

  114. bakingwithplath

    May 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    She pulls off the casual look so well. It’s one of those outfits where it looks like they didn’t even try but it fell together perfectly….effortless. I like it!

  115. chinatownwill

    May 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    very inspiring post, I’ve decided to do the same.

  116. Emily Colette Wilkinson

    May 31, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I loved this top–and then I saw it on the frumpy Saks model online and knew, sigh, that clothes do not make the girl: the girl makes the clothes.

    a delightful pic. She’s kinda Elodie Boucher–who’s also an MJ fan, I believe.

  117. Kortholdere

    June 1, 2008 at 7:57 am

    She makes me think of the girl Bret in The Sun Also Rises..

  118. Anonymous

    June 1, 2008 at 9:00 am

    cute lady

  119. Lissa Lou

    June 1, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I have always stolen my brothers shirts to wear (spiking up the comfort) And love menswear on women.

  120. Stiven

    June 2, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I adore the simplicity of her attire, the hair and the angle at which the sun is hitting her.

    The shapes works wonderfully. It looks like a well-put, comfortable outfit. And that’s not the easies pairing.

    Bravo.

  121. Anonymous

    June 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    the outfit is nothing special whatsoever…it is the girl that makes this picture.

  122. drew

    June 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    marry me

  123. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 10:27 am

  124. martine

    October 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Wow. Lovely photo. And a great tutorial in how simple looks are usually best. The girl AND the outfit make the picture.

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