This is an elegantly written essay and Sartorialist deeply deserves the press and praise. However, the Times author is either a bit naive or has choosen to overlook the rampant and conspicuous branding and product placement on many street fashion blogs for vintage and indie sellers, couture labels, mass market chains like H&M and F21and the ever-ubiquitous American Apparel.
Just bookmarked Garance Dore’s blog. Thanks for the lead. One thing I especially love about this blog, is that you feature a very well-rounded palette of looks, on varied figures. It speaks more to the everyday person.
Garance takes beautiful pictures. The colours are always very vibrant, and everyone looks gorgeous on her portraits. Yet, it’s really too bad that she only focuses on young people in their twenties. It’s too bad that most fashion blogs do that too (something that article forgets to point out). What people like about your blog, Scott, is the eclectism: People of all ages and styles.
I love Garance Dore, but her blog is very different from yours. More passionate about clothes and almost exclusively pictures of young, beautiful women. Yours is more passionate about style, which is not the same thing, and you photograph a huge range of people, men and women, young and old. Chapeau to both of you! Does anybody know what is the street style blog out of Nairobi?
So enjoyed the article so rich in poetry and inspiration, so beautifully written. Your blog is more elegantly designed than Garance Dore and you immediately feel welcomed and because your posts are so varied even including old people who can still be beautiful to behold one looks forward to looking at your posts.I would love to see some grey haired ladies, I love grey hair it’s so elegant both on men and women.
I actually read that article in Times Magazine, and it actually immediately drew me onto this site. I love both sites, and have both bookmarked. Garance Dore’s photographs are very beautiful (let’s face it, it’s Paris!), but I enjoy the range of people and styles in your photographs better.
Yes, Garance Dore has been a favourite of mine for about 6 months now – her photographs are wonderful. I spend quite a lot of time in Paris and these girls are truly walking and breathing there! But your blog is unique. I love your all-encompassing eye. I would also like to know what the Cape Town blog might be – I live here and would love to see some of our own homegrown stylistas on display…….
I kept coming back to Garance’s site again and again for the French language practice as much as for the photographs. (Now that she posts in English too, that point is moot.)And though I do love her site, and the Sartorialist, they are really very different. Garance swoons over her subjects. You really feel as if she falls in love with every single one. Sart presents his for us to either swoon over or not. I find the Sart site to be almost an intellectual experience; Garance is pure candy.
Beautiful tribute to Garance! I must try to find that shot of the two of you outside the Tuileries and post it, you both looked very happy! About the French… Well I agree! Of course since I am French!! :)
i just looked her up and like her blog. thanks for pointing me her way. if you like her drawings then you would like tina berning’s. shes a german artist whose work has been commissioned for fashion magazines and the nyt and wjc before. im not sure if im allowed to say that in a comment or not, feel free to not post this if so.