Monday, August 4, 2008

On the Street…Young and in Paris


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  1. Aly-gator

    August 4, 2008 at 7:57 am

    love the cardigan and the layering, and of course the shoes.

  2. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 7:58 am

    the coolest angels ever

  3. I Want Today, I Want Tomorrow

    August 4, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Converse are universal and complment just about any outfit. Wish I was in Paris right now.

  4. maggiesnail

    August 4, 2008 at 8:03 am

    I would wear this out everywhere
    I love the cardigan on the right! :)

  5. rosie.

    August 4, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Oh, the allure of the French woman.
    So relaxed yet so put-together.

    I’ve been meaning to comment your posts but I hadn’t gotten around to it. I wanted to let you know that I truly enjoy what you are doing and the images you bring us everyday.


  6. VF

    August 4, 2008 at 8:12 am

    It certainly makes sense to wear converse on Paris’ cobbled streets and so far (during my five months here) I’ve been impressed at unlikely pairings pulled off with attitude.

  7. Joce

    August 4, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Je trouve que les Converses ne vont pas avec leurs tenues.

  8. Carolina Lange

    August 4, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Adorable girls!

  9. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 4, 2008 at 8:19 am

    WOW! This confirms my belief that when you are young and beautiful, you can wear anything! I do pray that these beautiful young things were invited to a fun party, or at least a great dinner at a nice restaurant! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  10. Chi-Chi and the Greek Vintage

    August 4, 2008 at 8:22 am

    it’s casual, cute and quickly becoming the new “uniform”

    converse + sundress = eh!

  11. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 8:55 am

    The brunette on the right is sporting an angel on her right knee. Very attractive girls even if they do have pretty unimpressive legs.

    I know you all think the Converse is universal but I just pray their boyfriends keep a nice peppermint foot spray by their bed.

  12. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I don’t see what’s so great about these outfits,looks like a snorefest to me.

  13. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 9:48 am

    “Pretty unimpressive legs”?!?
    Show me yours.
    I need to be impressed.

    Cute girls. So fresh that you forget the diktats and trends.

  14. D. C.

    August 4, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Excellent shot! Are you using a reflector now or was this a bounce flash? Great, great stuff!

  15. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 10:26 am

    This is adorable.

  16. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Anyone knows where to buy this cardigan ? I really love it.

  17. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Wow, lots of prayers being sent out in the comments for these perfectly-fine girls.

    They look fun, relaxed, and show that you don’t have to look like a punk-rocker when wearing converse. So unfussy, you don’t see American girls look that effortless.

  18. Laurenn

    August 4, 2008 at 11:57 am

    oh! I have the Marc Jacobs cardigan! Happy. :)

  19. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I loved that marc by marc cardigan but the outfits are not very interesting overall.

  20. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Anon 8:55 AM:

    Wow. Unworthy comment. Show us yours.

    (Charming girls. Thanks, Sart for taking this informative photo.)

  21. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    There is nothing original or inspiring here. I’ve seen this look every single day this summer in Ann Arbor, MI.

  22. sarah

    August 4, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I wonder if these girls would be considered “fresh” and “adorable” if photographed in Akron or other post-industrial college town that doesn’t carry the romance of Paris.
    I see nothing outstanding about the clothes – they are simply beautiful girls in rags, aren’t they.

  23. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    i love summer in paris.

  24. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Love the hues in the blue cardigan and the yellow-coloured printed dress on the girl on the left, but other than that, I’m not too sure what I think about the rest of the outfits. Maybe fitting for a casual day of shopping, but not to what I consider a keen fashion sense…

  25. starbahks

    August 4, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    i love the face of the girl on the right. she has such a natural allure.

  26. londondog

    August 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Can’t beat a pair of Converse trainers can you? They just really go with everything. I love the girliness of the dress of the girl on the left juxtaposed with the simple black trainer, it gives the outfit an immediate edge.

    Beautifully composed photo too…

  27. Dani Shaun

    August 4, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I LOVE what these two girls are wearing. It IS what the “every girl” can pull off, and that’s almost what makes their outfits look so great. American young women need to take more pride in being girly without trying too hard. I’m not a fan of the right brunettes black bra straps showing, though… and the bruises on their legs are heinous… but overall-great, fresh looks.

  28. vavavinny

    August 4, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I love the brunette in the white sun dress and color-block cerulean cardigan! She is just gorgeous and the nonchalant way she pairs Chucks with such a lady-like look is just so cool!

  29. vavavinny

    August 4, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Sarah, darling, I appreciate your comment. I live in Akron and I can see your point. There is nothing revolutionary about Chucks and layering.. I see girls dressed like this all of the time. I think he point is that these girls (namely the brunette) pull off the look with ease and elegance.

  30. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Why do you have to compare their fashion to those in another country?

    I doubt any of you have met all American girls to say, “you don’t find this with American girls”

    Generalizing is very unintelligent.
    They look cute but I’ve seen this outfit combination a lot where I am.

  31. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    for the girl on the left; i love that colors in the sundress- they perfectly play off of her eyes and hair. On the right, I love the cardigan layered over that flowy sundress. it’s a lesson in how to be a stylish teen.

  32. Jeffrey Byrnes

    August 4, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    This photo renews my confidence in the Converse shoe. I picked a pair up in the store the other day, thought to myself, “now who wears these any more?” It is refreshing to see that beautiful people are still sporting an old look.


  33. Alyce

    August 4, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    I would agree that there’s nothing special about their outfits per se, but it was nice to be reminded that this is what youth should look like. I sometimes get wrapped up in the lovely clothing the adults on thesartorialist have and love my own, and age appropriate, wardrobe just a little less.

  34. cassaundra

    August 4, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    oh, i love their outfits.

  35. just Me

    August 4, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    It’s the Converses that make this picture for me.

  36. Amanda

    August 4, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Funny, I work in a shoe buying office of a major retailer, we are constantly trying to markdown chuck taylors but are constantly being told not to by everyone everywhere. They “are the hottest shoe this season”, “everyone one is dressing their mannequins with them” etc. Yet they rarely sell.
    Maybe because once you have your broken in pair you don’t need another?

  37. Rita

    August 4, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    These girls are lovely, and even their clothes are lovely, but I am SO SICK of seeing Converse paired with dresses. It’s not fresh, interesting, cool, or fashionable.

  38. Artemis

    August 4, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    haha i think i know the girl on the right. she graduated from my high school, and she always knew how to dress well. but she’s definitely american and not french.

  39. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    To the person that asked in the earlier comments – I believe the girls cardigan is Marc by Marc Jacobs from the spring collection.

  40. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 1:11 am

    I still don’t see the appeal of Converse. They are the antithesis of style. What you wear if you have no imagination. Grubby and clunky. Summer footwear? No, sorry.
    themark, Tokyo

  41. GY

    August 5, 2008 at 3:08 am

    I know the girl on the right. She’s from LA

  42. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 4:46 am

    I would like to see their handbags, I suspect are the best of the look!

  43. Manuel

    August 5, 2008 at 6:12 am

    I guess that the cardigan’s color combo firs appealed to you but I see nothing there but plain conformism. DĂ©solĂ© Scott… Even their expression/posture, no ambiguity, just atavistic bourgeois confidence.

  44. Charmaine

    August 5, 2008 at 7:30 am

    such a beautiful picture – there’s a part of me that wants to run off to get the exact same pair of converse shoe!

  45. ebbony

    August 5, 2008 at 8:15 am

    the girl on the left is absolutely gorgeous.

  46. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Yes, I live in paris- they look like every other girl I see on the street, fashion-wise. Nothing original here. What makes them stand-out, however, in my opinion, are their fresh, natural, beautiful faces and half-smiles. 13 going on 31!

  47. Instylegal

    August 5, 2008 at 10:38 am

    The pretty dresses teamed with the converse show that these girls can look trendy and comfortable during the summer…their natural hair and make up add to the effortless look of this outfit.

  48. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Enough of the Converse already. Why are we celebrating such a worn out phase? Perhaps phase isn’t the correct word, as I think they’ve been worn each and every year for the past 20… Something original, please?

  49. mateo

    August 5, 2008 at 11:26 am

    très chic

  50. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 11:55 am

    If you didn’t wear converse sneakers when young…then you forgot to be young!

  51. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I have the exactly opposite reaction as anon 11:39, in that I see American girls dressed like this all the time, and so it doesn’t seem particularly interesting, let alone “elegant” or “stylish” to borrow the words of some other commenters.

    I also find it curious that a couple of people instantly recognized the cardigan as Marc Jacobs. It looks like something I could have found in a thrift store for $3. I don’t say that to denigrate it, but I find it puzzling that these women are young and in Paris and obviously have money to throw around, and yet they look like they just stepped out of any dorm on any campus in the US.

    I guess my point is, if you have those resources at your disposal, why would you choose to look so unimaginative? You could do more interesting and unusual things with significantly less than the cardigan alone probably cost. ARE they actually unimaginative? Or is this a look that seems new and fresh in Europe simply because it’s unusual there?

    I know I’m soap-boxing here, and I apologize, but it always mystifies me when a look that seems relatively low on the scale of sartorial interest appears on this blog.

  52. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    i wish i were young and in paris, man

  53. Turling

    August 5, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    All I see are legs. Great, great legs.

  54. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    So, finally, the the two beautifull french girls in Paris ended up beeing two beautifull american girls in Paris?

  55. vavavinny

    August 6, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    How ironic that these two BEAUTIFUL are Americans in Paris! I think the original point of the picture was supposed to be about two young Parisian girls dressed in a very young, American manner. Regardless, the brunette on the right is stunning and looks sophisticatedly casual.

  56. Maryn McKenna

    August 6, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I was in Paris much of June. Almost every girl I saw was wearing Converse, and they were prominent in the vintage shops’ windows. But, what I thought an important point, not black: always taupe or grey.

  57. claire

    August 7, 2008 at 8:29 am

    it may not be entirely groundbreaking, but girls that have this certain grace in combination with converses will always be a winner in my book.

  58. Temeculamom

    August 7, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Fun, fun, fun! This just shows that when you are young and beautiful you can wear anything and look good. I like the chucks with the cool layered sundresses.

  59. Joel Malmqvist

    August 8, 2008 at 4:28 am

    Very Houellebecq-esque.

  60. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    I’m almost sure this cardigan is from Marc Jacobs. I saw it in his Bleecker street store (new york) a few moths ago. Amazing fabric, super soft. Shame I didn’t buy it. I had just spent to much money on other clothes.

  61. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Philippa you look beautiful

  62. Anonymous

    August 10, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    agreed. Philippa knows how to pull together a look (in Paris, NY or LA)… and here is just another example! they both look lovely and the picture captures the wonderful soft simplicity of their youth.

  63. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    i love this.

  64. My Greatest Intervention

    August 12, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Cool shoes, but they don’t make me love them. Talking about the damn shoes of course.

  65. @leks

    August 12, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    great great kind of “I don’t know how it happened” look…love it

  66. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    The frivolous and youthfull attitude is refreshing but hardly a fresh look.

  67. memyself

    August 14, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    bruises “fit” the shot. without them, i wouldnt like it that much.
    and also, thank God, they don’t wear make up (that much).

  68. Nadia

    August 14, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    i was inspired enough to go out and buy my own pair of converse

    maybe ill be a cool college girl in the US now?



    a great capturing of the everyday gal….in all the splendor of some isolated wall in paris

  69. Anonymous

    August 14, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    i hate that people are so upset that the outfit isnt as “fashionable” and “fresh” as they think it should be. Some people don’t get dressed with that in mind- some of us just want to look cute and i think they look wonderful and comfortable. Fashion is about more than designer clothes and high heels and fresh looks. I would wear either of those outfits in a heartbeat.

  70. comtedamour

    August 16, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    casual, simple, happy, fun…makes me smile. however, some of the comments make me laugh implying that only the french could do this and then she is identified. ha!

  71. Anonymous

    August 23, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    does anybody know where i could find the marc jacobs cardigan now that it’s out of season? i love it.

  72. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Ooh! I have the dress of the girl on the left. Its by Twinkle by Wenlan :)

  73. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Victory of the ponytail again.
    Everything’s in the red fingernails.

  74. Anonymous

    August 27, 2008 at 7:05 am

    “young and in Paris” loved the title. it really is what the picture shows.

  75. Windy

    August 27, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I like the style of the two girl it so relaxed ¡PERFECT!


    August 28, 2008 at 4:16 am

    how true! converse and youth!

    sent from:

  77. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Cute, nothing groundbreaking, but cute. Nice to see some less “serious” fashion. I think they look like American exchange students.

  78. chrisssybella

    September 2, 2008 at 2:51 am

    i too wear converse with everything!!! <3
    sweet photo

  79. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 4:19 am

    The girl on the left’s dress is lovely and works really well with the Converse. The cardi is Marc Jacobs? I am not sure, does anyone know?

  80. Anonymous

    January 3, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    beeing young is so good…every outfit is beautiful…

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  82. Sale Shoes

    January 21, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Nice post , Thank you for taking this opportunity to converse about this , I will return soon !

  83. mode été

    February 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

    awesome outfit!

  84. tahani

    March 21, 2012 at 9:34 am

    woow amaziiiiiiin picture…

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