Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On the Street…..Window Shopping, Paris

For me, these photographs highlight the under-appreciated relationship of outerwear to shoes (and bags).  For several months a year, except for the people we work and live with, this is how most people see us.


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  1. Tinacious.Me

    March 14, 2012 at 9:24 am

    love the oversize coats + loafers look!

  2. Aurélie & Angelo

    March 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I agree! My eyes were immediately drawn to the coat, bag and shoes. It’s amazing how the focus of an image can alter how we perceive it!

  3. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

  4. [email protected]

    March 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Great proportion play in both shots, too. I’m especially loving the generous cut and length of the first coat.

  5. CoryB

    March 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I absolutely love how much the first picture reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The coat looks so chic, yet so effortless. An her hair works beautifully with it, and those shoes….

    Wonderful pictures as always, Scott!


  6. Samira

    March 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

    love the second photo!!!

  7. modelovers

    March 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

    The leopard loafers from the first pic are gorgeous!

  8. Chantal

    March 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

    nice pics^^love their shoes!

  9. style-xyz

    March 14, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I like the title :) I think that this relationship between coats and shoes looks really nice!

  10. Simbarashe

    March 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I constantly find my willingness to take a photo of a woman in particular affected positively or negatively by the relationship of her bag to the rest of her wardrobe. Is this bad?

  11. Sally

    March 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

    The top photo could be of my mom, short of those earrings (my mom prefers gemstones or burnished silver if she’s wearing larger/costume-y earrings). Love both shots as inspiration to work with pieces in your existing wardrobe and then set out on foot for new pieces!

  12. maryse

    March 14, 2012 at 10:25 am

    i want the shoes and bag in the 2nd photo.

  13. Gaby Lang

    March 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Lovely! I love the coats and loafers.

    Gaby Lang

  14. Serdane

    March 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

  15. ETC...

    March 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Fantastic shoes and bags! Love the scarf in the second one too!


  16. Fiona

    March 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Agree with CoryB – I’m thinking of Breakfast at Tiffany’s too. Beautiful coat in the first shot in particular; love those soft autumnal hues. Fabulous scarf/coat/bag combo in the second. These abbreviated sleeve lengths feel so right.

  17. Gillian Striker

    March 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I so adore the brogues/loafers and oversized coats – so classic!


  18. olena

    March 14, 2012 at 10:43 am

    shoes are just mega! I wonder what they sell there

  19. Lorena Vilanova

    March 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I like posts with a specific topic like this. Especially because it’s so funny how people behave without thinking about the camera. I like the second picture.

    Regards, Scott.

    The Stylistbook | Street Fashion Blog

  20. uptowngirl

    March 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

    love the 2nd photo– her total outfit, including her hair, and her pose and gesture, all so much in harmony with the background – the window-shopping woman :)

  21. Off Duty Chic

    March 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Love the matching coats & shoes…

  22. crilotte

    March 14, 2012 at 10:51 am

    tell me: where can I get this leopard loafers?

  23. The Mawin blog

    March 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

    love Parisian storefronts!

  24. Ashley

    March 14, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I love the zipper detail on the trousers, paired with the loafers in the second photo!

  25. Clau

    March 14, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Beautiful bags in both pictures!

  26. Sara

    March 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Love how the pattern on the shoes of tthe woman with the red bag match the coat! :)

  27. Stills

    March 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Great idea! Love these outfits!

  28. Monsieur Marcel

    March 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Wonderful contrasts in similar fashions: The lady in the leopard-print loafers is sans scarf to balance-out the exposed ankles; the other lady matched her scarf to her bag. They’re both fabulous.

  29. Elisa Eymery

    March 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

    That’s absolutely true Scott! Outerwear and to a lesser extent shoes and bags are what most people see in a person, thus is a crucial element of one’s outfit. I adore the first woman’s picture oversized tweed coat, as well as her cool earrings and sunglasses; effortlessly stylish.

    Elisa Eymery

    Wandering Minds

  30. Giada's Carnival

    March 14, 2012 at 11:38 am

    The first one…so “parisienne”!


  31. esmeralda

    March 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

    these coats are so charming! love the leopard slippers too, gotta have’em!
    x muah

  32. Natasha Fatah

    March 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    So charming! Love these shots. I imagine this be part of your series for “pairs” that you talked about a few days ago. I love these big, oversized coats.


  33. Lisa Sparkles

    March 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I totally love the shoes in the second photo, which I over all prefer..

  34. Nini Piccola

    March 14, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Shoes and bags are fine but I’ve been looking for a cocoon shaped tweed coat like this forever!!!

  35. Joshylola

    March 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Great coats! Regards

  36. Anna Louisa

    March 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    love the parallels…it seems like window displays here are not given the same amount of thought that they are in Europe. wish that weren’t the case!

  37. Alice

    March 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    great shots! window shopping is something i could never resist when i go near my favourite stores;)

  38. Nadia

    March 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    The style is almost secondary for me (though the first photo is chic embodied). What I love about French culture (and Italian as well) is the collective cultural habit of window-shopping. We don’t have that in the US, but in those countries, stores put extreme care into the design of their window, so that they are beautiful. I love to window shop in France and Italy because it brings real pleasure. That is why these photos to me evoke so much style and taste.

  39. soniceagal

    March 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    is the The Sartorialist on Sina Weibo (the Chinese microblog/”twitter”) you? I don’t think you have mentioned that you have an account.

  40. Laura

    March 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Both pairs of shoes are fabulous! Their coat are great too!

  41. La Vie Quotidienne by Sartorialist

    March 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    JUST GORGEOUSSSSS….lovely Shoes of first one =)…Great stylismus with maxi Coat.

    You can check my MAJE-GUCCI Outfit in:

    XOXO from Munich

    La Vie Quotidienne

  42. Nastya Said

    March 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    loafers are lovely, despite other pieces like non-matching bags and coats – loafers are still lovely :)

  43. koolphoto

    March 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I¬īm agree with you…Great shoes and bags!

  44. monkeyshines

    March 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    beautiful loafers!


  45. Elise

    March 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I love how in both of these pictures the ladies’ shoes slightly match their coats….

  46. Closeted Dreamer

    March 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    love both outfits!

  47. Michelle Lee

    March 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  48. Antique Engagement Rings

    March 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I’m obsessed with that bag… my favorite color!

  49. Sarah Colee

    March 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    These photos are so lovely! I adore the oversized tweed coats and loafers. The styling looks so chic and timeless.

  50. Charlotte Wilder

    March 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Love these shots, Scott. Really lovely poses. And the first woman’s pants are amazing!

  51. anna

    March 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    A modern remake of Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

  52. April

    March 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Can relate to this activity all too well, nice to know inspiration is free!

  53. Stephanie

    March 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    great idea !!!

  54. Judith

    March 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    So true. Especially when some of us (guilty!) wear the same blah, black down winter parka because we can’t stand the cold. It’s not the case this year, but some winters here in the northeast last from early December right through April.

    You make a great case for more than one winter coat!

  55. The Look Lover

    March 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    The second pair of shoes are very nice and original in my opinion! Compliments for the photoes, I see a lot of romanticism,ciao Paolo

  56. valeria

    March 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Love Love Love these pics!!!! xoxoxo

  57. Telma

    March 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm


  58. Aga's suitcase

    March 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I love window shopping:-) It’s so relaxing:-)
    Amazing shoes at the second picture.

    Check my new post

  59. Charlotte

    March 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Great coat and shoes!

  60. maca

    March 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

  61. Viktoria

    March 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I¬īm in Swedish Lapland and these lovely summer coats make me looong for spring!

  62. Lu

    March 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    and scarves!!! French women are the chicest.

  63. Emma

    March 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I love the first coat – so stylish!

  64. Emilie

    March 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Love both the pic equally the same. Gona give the outfits a go. (:

  65. kitchen afternoon

    March 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    OOh! I have the leopard flats – cole haan! A good coat is priceless.

  66. *sP

    March 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    just adore the style in the first snap from simple hair to the marvelous gent-style slippers. i want all of it! the second look is good to just that the first one is more appealing to me.

  67. Sóley

    March 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Yep, don’t neglect good outerwear. Love the coats, both of them.

    - Sóley
    we are purple

  68. stylekolik

    March 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Paris mon amour. Great photos and great shoes.

  69. Loulune

    March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Will think about it tomorrow morning! Or I should better start right now ! ;)

  70. Bollychees in Paris

    March 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Loving the shoes in the 2nd photo. Adds a funky twist to the outfit.

  71. Bollychees in Paris

    March 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Loving the shoes in the second picture. Adds a funky twist to the ensemble.

  72. Eva

    March 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Love her look! She looks great with that coat en leopard loafers!

  73. Chahrazad

    March 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I especially love the first outfit. The coat is just awesome with the soft brown colors and then you have her pantalon, which is classy and then the cuuuwl shoes, which I justtt need to buy.


  74. Alyssa

    March 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    It gets warm so quickly in Virginia! It would be nice if I could wear my coats and boots for a little bit longer. That is honestly one of my favorite looks: wool coats + skinny jeans + riding boots. You can’t really go wrong.

    Shop Vintage!

  75. Wanda R.

    March 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Beautiful shots! Never underestimate the value of a good coat.

  76. Stylefootprints

    March 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Nice outfits. The accessories and coats and shoes, they work well together.

  77. Queen Bee of Beverly Hills

    March 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I would like to know the designer of the grey handbag in the first photo. Does anyone know? Looks like YSL, but I am not sure. Thanks.

  78. Ingrid // Prety Harbord

    March 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Fun this photos!!!
    I prefer the first woman, i think her look very elegant!

    Pretty Harbor // Jewellery

  79. Martin

    March 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Loving the pattern on the shoes in the second photo.

  80. Martine

    March 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    The crazy black and white loafers are so good! And I like the pictures. the women look so lost in the moment. I wear oversized coats like that with skinny pants all the time. With loafers, and heels, and boots…

  81. Jo, Owner,

    March 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Très chic! The first outfit is my fave.

  82. agnes

    March 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    i like the silhouette!!!

  83. Tamera Beardsley

    March 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    So True!!

  84. Liana

    March 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Amazing…every item those ladies had on from earrings to shoes was just beautiful and distinct. Even the way they wore their hair. You have the best eye!

  85. sanmiguelense

    March 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Good coats: Max Mara!

    I love this style and the evocative window shopping photos!

  86. penny

    March 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Love the oversize coats (especially the first one for me), the shoes (this makes me want to act on my leopard loafer craving) and bags. Very good eye.

  87. antique engagement rings

    March 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The shoes are fantastic!

  88. Erika

    March 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Love the French….and I adore anything animal print as long as it is worn in a subtle way…check out my blog.

  89. JP

    March 14, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    The new uniform, for me this is a no. If everyone is wearing it I don’t like it, also these looks age these women like 40 years. They look like they are wearing old lady clothes, which only works on very young women.

  90. Gigi

    March 15, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I was just thinking about this very thing as I left the house this morning: does this gray coat go with everything? Because I find I am wearing it every day lately. I’m so conscious of the outfit I plan and then I top it off with “that gray coat”. Agh. My achilles heel.

  91. Johnny

    March 15, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Great pictures!!!!!!

  92. B.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Love the first look, comfy and chic :) – new outfit post

  93. Nonplussed

    March 15, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Window shopping English perfume in Paris in tweed.
    Vive la France!

  94. Amber

    March 15, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Love the leopard print shoes!

  95. Stella

    March 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Love the shoes in the second picture..

  96. camilla

    March 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I love these two photos because they look like stolen ones in an intimate moment of our life as women.

  97. Name*Rick

    March 15, 2012 at 8:19 am

    The ethereal charm of the Lady who exudes an air
    of beauty surrounded with mystery in the first
    picture…C’est la diff√©rence..! Enorm√®ment

  98. S.

    March 15, 2012 at 8:23 am

    tres chic!

  99. Linda Spencer

    March 15, 2012 at 10:04 am

    That is so true. For any Mother who does the “School Run” each day, a fab coat and interesting shoes are essential. Here in sunny Esher, UK, we all wear Converse trainers and navy blue pea coats with interesting SCARVES, also an essential. Perjaps we should smarten up on the shoes. Leopard print slipper shoes are on my list!

  100. Dora

    March 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

    First lady’s outfit is a pure perfection. especially Im paying respect to her earrings and her shoes. Also, you’ve got to love THE BAG ;)

  101. Adelene

    March 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Amazing top picture with the earrings, sunglasses and clip in the hair. To me this is really what parisians are all about – simply effortlessly chic without overdoing anything. This is what defines the classic fashion icons.

  102. NameM

    March 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

    To the most admirable Woman I know, in the top frame
    May be the face I can’t forget¬†
    The trace of pleasure or regret 
    May be my treasure or the price I have to pay 
    May be the song that summer sings 
    May be the chill that autumn brings 
    May be a hundred different things 
    Within the measure of a day…

  103. Freya - Fashionable People

    March 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    So subtle and elegant – just what I love about Parisian style!

  104. Bonnie McCarthy

    March 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I think I have to have those leopard print loafers…(not to mention I’m completely jealous they are both window shopping in Paris without me!)..mon dieu!!

  105. Jennifer

    March 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I’m absolutely in love with both of these ladies coats, and the second woman’s printed oxfords!!

  106. Alessandra Frega

    March 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Wow!!! Perfect outfit, perfect place!!!!

  107. Anglophile

    March 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    The first bag is Louis Vuitton SC (Sofia Coppola) in cobalt. Absolutely gorgeous and practical. I carry it all the time.

  108. Heather

    March 16, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I have the loafers in the first shot. They are Jimmy Choo and very comfortable. They still sell them, but that particular color is hard to find.

  109. StyleScoopDaily

    March 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Love the tweed/herringbone coats. Really heavy duty style, combined with accents of colour from the accessories. Simple yet wonderful for every day- love it!

  110. FawakaTube

    March 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I posted the leopard loafers from the first pic 2 jrs ago on my blog with some other FAM!

    Love when women wear leopard printed things (-;

  111. Jane Alisa

    March 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    In love with first ladies loafer.


  112. Fashion Handbags and Purses

    March 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    The red handbag really stands out to me.

  113. Meagan

    March 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Apparently they all live in -10 and up weather. For other people, we do not get to look that stylish.

  114. suzy

    March 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    i actually really want a pair of leopard loafers too!

  115. Chloe

    March 28, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Such beautiful jackets. really making me wish that i were in europe. wish i saw more of that fashion around here.

  116. Teletienda

    April 9, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I adore anything animal print as long as it is worn in a subtle way…check out my blog.

  117. Audrey

    May 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I completely agree. I grew up in a time, and in a family, where one took the WHOLE outfit into consideration. Outerwear is and should be part of the outfit.

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