Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Style Profile…Dianna Lunt, NYC

Dianna Lunt

Assistant Fashion Editor, Big Man Magazine and Freelance Stylist

Style icons
I love Lou Dillon’s quirky, messy chic and the styling of Emmanuelle Alt and Marie Chaix

Describe your personal style

I build my daily look around
An emotion

Personal Style quirk?
Prairie tomboy meets Parisian chic

Favorite designers?
Martin Margiela, Marni, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, YSL

The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist’s outfit …
Balance of silhouette and the pairing of fabric textures.

Favorite stores?
Opening Ceremony is great and I love Maryam Nassir Zadeh in the Lower East Side, if I had a store that’s what I’d want it to look like. Their presentation and store merchandising is so colorful, well thought out and inspiring, not at all stuffy.

Most stylish city?
Paris, because the women have a sense of effortlessness to their style and they’re not afraid to wear color. I also love Copenhagen’s streetwear.

Favorite vacation spot?
I don’t really take vacations, but I used to live in Florence and I miss it all the time. I’m hoping to go back very soon…

Favorite cocktail?
I don’t drink cocktails but I love a good whiskey on the rocks.

Favorite place to search for inspiration?
Vintage markets in Paris

I spend my weekends?
At brunch with my boyfriend, and reading magazines in the bathtub.


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  1. Pearl Westwood

    October 28, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    What a great feature, its nice to know some more about the interesting people you shoot!

  2. Tobias Sweden

    October 28, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I loved her look in the first picture!

  3. Caroline

    October 28, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Mm not sure about the denim on denim, but the second look asserts a keen eye in layering. Lovely!

  4. Brigadeiro

    October 28, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Love the brilliant layering in the 2nd picture!

  5. Ava

    October 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    That denim-on-denim look is absolute PERFECTION. She's quite talented!


  6. Ganymede Girl

    October 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I'm not a fan of the Canadian tuxedo but I love the second look, especially the loose trousers.

  7. Jacqueline

    October 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    gorgeous outfits! Cool interview =)

  8. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Love her style, a true ode to 'Shambolic'
    Magazines in bathtub-something I do as well. (Well you wouldnt want to drop a novel in the water would you??)

    1 question: where can one get lace up boots like in the 2nd photo.. they are just what I am looking for

  9. Esmoquin room

    October 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Only buy chocolate in Europe? :O well… when you arrived to Madrid we'll show you.

    I love her shoes!!

  10. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Oh yes, please include more of these profiles. So great to see inside of these cool people too!

  11. Kirsten Leigh Kuehn

    October 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    great pictures, i love!!
    {uninhibited fashion}

  12. Cabbage Soup Diet

    October 28, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I love the hat and the scarves.

  13. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm


  14. The Photodiarist

    October 28, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Oh — Thank you for doing one of these. This reminds me of your posts way back in the day.

  15. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    marry me!

  16. sam

    October 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    oh i love her style! fantastic!

  17. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    The jeans to lace booties look is very much the fashionista choice of the moment, yet somehow still feels original because the Target's and H&M's of the world haven't picked it up. She's quite cute.


  18. AnonymousJK

    October 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Annie Hall 2010

  19. anna of sweden

    October 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Really interesting to learn a little about the people you shoot!

  20. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    So funny! The jeans shirt, 501s rolled up as capris was the look of the moment, for a moment, back in the late 80s.

  21. Miss Head Over Heels

    October 28, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    i would like to switch job with her for a day. i wonder how it feels like. it would be nice. good feature.

  22. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Wow~! We are ready for a walk~!

  23. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    October 28, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    love her style, nice interview!

  24. Nick Leonard

    October 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I like this feature & her pants.

  25. mmmmmmmmmakers

    October 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Lady knows how to dress [although I agree with some of the above, I'm not entirely sold on the denim ensemble], but perhaps could take a tip on whiskey: leave the rocks on the street. Whiskey's best flavors come out at room temp!

  26. Jennifer

    October 28, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Hey, that denim on denim is questionable but she kinds works it. Like the second look, v. nice.

  27. Alex Folzi

    October 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm


  28. Emily Rose

    October 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Her outfit with the vintage jeans and chambray shirt is burned into my brain– I love dressing like that, and she pulls it off with such effortlessness and grace! Thanks for the styleprofile of her.

  29. Petey

    October 28, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Hey! She's got Garance's dream hat!

  30. Elizabeth

    October 29, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I love the mostly masculine feel of her clothing yet with feminine touches such as red lipstick and heels. I am drawn to this sense of style because of the casual attitude of the clothes, yet the overall look is so on point. A wonderful mixture of neutrals. She looks comfortable which exudes confidence. A perfect example of how a woman doesn't need a short skirt and sky high heels to look fantastic.

  31. Hawa

    October 29, 2009 at 12:17 am

    i can so see mens fashion inspiring her wardrobe and it comes as no surprise that she would work for a mens magazine…it is indeed effortless and i see no pretention what so ever!

  32. dontwakemeupearly

    October 29, 2009 at 12:27 am

    awww! i love dianna!!

  33. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 12:35 am

    what is the 2nd lipcolor? love it!

  34. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 12:36 am

    I like that she listens to her emotions when building a look : self expression and all that…
    Interesting profile

  35. Sour Grapes Clothing

    October 29, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Big Jeans are the look

  36. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 1:18 am

    I really like the second outfit, I love layered looks!

  37. Chateau de Chic

    October 29, 2009 at 1:19 am

    This post I enjoy very much because I always find myself wondering about the thoughts and feelings of the people in your photos who we usually only get to see for a single moment.

  38. Runway Reviews

    October 29, 2009 at 1:34 am

    interesting and funny sometimes.
    Great questions/ Powerful answers.
    Love the second look because like Dianna says : Prairie tomboy meets Parisian chic. And i love style for that: be casual pieces with powerful accessories or fabrics to be elegant.

  39. Oonagh

    October 29, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Same shoes in black and brown? I like them.
    Gorgeous skin.

  40. Beverly Bohan

    October 29, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I love their sassy relaxed styles.

  41. WANI!

    October 29, 2009 at 2:37 am

    See , it makes a huge difference if your hair is up or down.

    Luv it

  42. Nina.K

    October 29, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Nice !
    Beautiful light on your photos

  43. Dounia

    October 29, 2009 at 3:33 am

    The 1st photo is one of my favorites (because of the different blues, her pose, the mixing of fabrics, NY cabs behind her…), so great to get to know a little bit about her! I love her shoes

  44. mcopycats

    October 29, 2009 at 3:36 am

    love this. look forward to reading more style profiles.

  45. Julie

    October 29, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Wow! Just amazing <3

  46. drinking with them

    October 29, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Looking lovely, as usual….

  47. @lice

    October 29, 2009 at 4:18 am

    how can I be this person?

  48. Spardha Malik

    October 29, 2009 at 5:05 am

    i like a girl who loves a good whiskey! her style's so great too..

  49. carola

    October 29, 2009 at 5:07 am

    She is so right about Parisian women! Like we all know from Garance:

    Great great post! I love it. Sometimes pictures stand for themselves but it is also nice to get a little insight into the person's life. Will there be more?

  50. Meg

    October 29, 2009 at 5:09 am

    We've seen the first look before, right? Or is it just me?

    Well anyway, i adoree the denim look and i am so inredibly jealous about how effortless those outfits look on her. Also, i am in complete agreement with her when she mentions that she looks for the shape of the silhouette.

  51. Graham I. Haynes

    October 29, 2009 at 5:50 am

    She really pulls off the denim-on-denim well. The boots and hat top off the look well for an intentionally clashing look.

  52. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Great style,her outfits really are compositions!!!

  53. Leon Koh

    October 29, 2009 at 6:05 am

    nice pic..

    a hello from singapore! nice to surf into your blog

    will be back for more read


  54. FantoO!

    October 29, 2009 at 6:45 am

    i like that picture, girl with black head, blue shirt and blue pant its awesome !!!
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  55. SequinsandBangles

    October 29, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Oh lovely, I love reading interviews about what influences peoples style and where they like to shop! Great feature! Would love to see something like this again. And as for that girl, great style!

  56. viki

    October 29, 2009 at 7:29 am

    love the trousers <3

  57. Sad eyed lady of the lowlands

    October 29, 2009 at 8:01 am

    She looks like Sofia Coppola.

  58. Srta Bradshaw.

    October 29, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Last week I was in NYC and this look is very true to the trend of the street. Loved it!

    Kisses from Spain

  59. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    October 29, 2009 at 8:26 am

    what a great personality

  60. Jules, London

    October 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Double denim is hard to do. I'm not confident at all at even trying it. Still, the boots and hat quirkify it enough. I much prefer the second look with the neutral layering. Exemplary fall style in this comfortable yet elegant outfit.

  61. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 8:37 am

    My kind of style. I just can't understand the mania for such enormous scarves around the neck, they are not flattering at all, too much volume on the upper part of the body.

  62. Alisa

    October 29, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Loves her first look!

  63. Zenas313

    October 29, 2009 at 8:56 am


    I thought for a moment you were recycling your old shots, we have seen the first photo about a year ago? Sorry to have doubted you – that is a wonderful profile. She loves whiskey on the rocks . . . oh my!

  64. ChristopherGLORIA

    October 29, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I know nothing about photography, but do you notice that on overcast days you can see details in patterns and color much better than on days with blaring sunlight?

  65. ingefaer

    October 29, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I love the boots in the first photo – does anyone know where they are from?
    Great Style Profile

  66. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 9:37 am

    this first shot is one of my all-time faves so i loved this. she's so cool!

  67. cnmngrrrl

    October 29, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I thought she was Molly Ringwald when I first saw the first photo. But in the second photo, she doesn't look like MR at all.

  68. Lolitta

    October 29, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Love the feature! More of those please:) I love the background for some reason..I dunno..I want to move to the big day.

  69. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Put a necktie on and she'd be Annie Hall…

  70. Poppy Scott

    October 29, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I love the first photo. It inspired me to get yet another blue shirt.

  71. Ashley

    October 29, 2009 at 11:10 am

    The second outfit is absolutely stunning and the photo itself is perfect.

  72. Josh

    October 29, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I love the Q&A. MORE OF THESE… P L E A S E.

  73. Jane

    October 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    yay! i love Copenhagen street style too!! and i think she's managed to capture it a bit in her second look.

  74. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    The hat, the hair and the lipstick — what a wonderful triptych. From the neck down, though, is not impressive. Her shirt and jeans do her a disservice. She could do better.

  75. Evgeniya

    October 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Color? In Paris? I've never seen that much black and gray in my life!

  76. Holly

    October 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I'm with her prairie tomboy meets Parisian chic!!! I love it!

  77. Lucas Jones

    October 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    PERFECTION! Her thin frame is perfect for swaddling and baggy clothes. And she really knows how to frame her wonderful face.

  78. Gil

    October 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Like others I don't much care for the first look and I agree that it is far too redolent of the 80's. The second look I love, a relaxed and feminine take on menswear. I love the lace up shoes and her pants, which with their tapered cut have the look of jodhpurs. All in all in both photos, she reminds me of Molly Ringwald.

  79. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Parisiennes not afraid of color? I beg to differ, unless by color she means taupe.

  80. krisnn

    October 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    where the fade line begins on her jeans… is that sunlight? i see the same line on the jacket she is wearing..
    anyways, i've always despised denim with denim, the "Canadian Suit" if you will. but this woman pulls it off, and if there's such a thing as 'prairie tomboy meets Parisian chic' then she is the total embodiment of it!

    another gorgeous post, Sartorialist


    October 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    The second look is so cool, very elaborated and well mixed. The first one reminds me of Bon Jovi in the 90's.. Helloooo, girl don't you read Vogue?!

    Link me

  82. Jaimejadore

    October 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I really like how you've questioned them, most of the time, when browsing through blogs, I never find names of models and people, and I get disappointed, but to see this, I am trés trés happy.

  83. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Oh I love those style profiles! Thank you very much, Scott.

  84. Miguel

    October 29, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Love the top picture look…

  85. pewpewbangbang

    October 29, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Mnnnn, i'm not a big fan of those pants, but the upper bod on the 2nd pic iz awesome :D

  86. Thomas

    October 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    style profile-two thumbs up! i am always impressed with ppl who can name off designer names as they are close friends.

  87. ingefaer

    October 29, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Maison Chaplin." Don't you read Vogue?"
    You are not serious with that question I hope. People with personal style do not need Vogue to tell them how to dress.

  88. Rachael

    October 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    love love love the profiles. everyday, interesting people. making connections through style and digital photographs. I think our world would be a better place if we learned a little bit more about the people we see everyday :)

  89. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I don't know about the gear in the top shot. Can I phone a friend?


  90. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Simply a beautiful girl with just great taste. And she drinks whiskey to boot! Make mine a double!

  91. rachel gilman

    October 29, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    She has fantastic style. I love her denim on denim especially. I had reposted this photo to my blog when it came out (credited to you of course) and it is nice to know about the gal behind the style.

  92. beinglovingdoing

    October 29, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Love her pink/ red lipstick


  93. Sharifa

    October 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm

  94. AdamB

    October 29, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    possibly the best shade of lipstick ever. perfectly suited to her outfit.
    and i love her comment on silhouette as basis of style. i do the same!

  95. Madam Bombastic

    October 29, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Canadian tux? Haha…

    Anyway wonderful pictures. And As for Copenhagen street style – well mr. Sartorialist you should pencils us into your busy schedule. We do try our best you know. But come in June that's the prettiest time a year if you ask me.

    I couldn't agree more regarding Florence oosing of casual elegance.

  96. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Wow, somebody should tell her how cool and quirky she is. I don't think she realizes it.

  97. urbanmosadi

    October 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Yay, we are treated to inner-views now. I dig the denim on denim.

    Nice one :)

  98. Robin

    October 29, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    yes, yes, it is beautiful but what about the shoes?? where are the shoes from? I am a recent convert to the sartorialist so I am sure this question gets asked a lot in the comment section but does it ever get answered?

  99. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    The all denim plus the lace up boots is very 1990, and the hat is very Blossom!

  100. bogdan

    October 30, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Nice girl, nice pictures

  101. rhai♥laborte

    October 30, 2009 at 12:29 am

    They both look good but my style goes with the 1st picture! Love it!


  102. spikysaru

    October 30, 2009 at 1:59 am

    I do like the style in the first picture. I think Denim on denim is very difficult, but by her excellent selection of size and color, it looks so fashionable.
    Simple but different from others.

  103. Anonymous

    October 30, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Rich, classic, unpretentious.

  104. Lila

    October 30, 2009 at 2:55 am

    bring on the interviews!
    por favorrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  105. Gil

    October 30, 2009 at 6:13 am

    "Blossom", that is what the first pic reminds me off!!! Thanks for nailing it Anonymous.

  106. Anonymous

    October 30, 2009 at 10:01 am

    The second look is OK, although I’m not a big fan of such pants and the whole ‘bag lady’ thing. I don’t like anything about the first outfit though: the baggy boyfriend jeans make her look short-legged and chubby (although she’s not), denim colors are very 90s, the denim on denim thing is also very 90s or just country, the boots have a totally different vibe than the rest of the outfit. I mean, I can sort of see what she was trying to do here but in my opinion it just didn’t work on a number of different levels.

  107. Ayşe Şakarcan

    October 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I love this site, I love New York, I love Newyorkers…

  108. Hanna Persson

    October 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    wow they both look amazing!

  109. Anonymous

    October 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I personally don't understand why she "hides" under all those mountains of layers.


    October 31, 2009 at 1:50 am

    She looks very elegant but not confortable, and confort is part of what we call chic.


  111. fusion

    October 31, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Good looking I loved her look in the both pictures.i love her comment on silhouette as basis of style.

  112. laxman

    October 31, 2009 at 5:08 am

    I loved her look in the first picture its a great personality

  113. bogdan

    October 31, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    She look great!

  114. The Stylist

    October 31, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I just love her

  115. Ivy

    November 1, 2009 at 4:51 am

    I like her personality very much.

  116. Kiwi

    November 1, 2009 at 6:35 am

  117. Henryka

    November 1, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I love the second look!

  118. The Clever Pup

    November 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Top Picture – did you pose her like a Dylan album cover on purpose?

  119. unurthed

    November 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Plain and simple: I just really enjoyed this style profile. I loved her responses,especially "Prairie tomboy meets Parisian chic". And, still enjoying your blog so much.Thank you.

  120. Lady Smaggle

    November 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Yes! I LOVE the style profile. Please do more of these!

  121. Tim McFarlane

    November 1, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    The first look is way too 80's for me, except for the boots, which are hot! The second look works all around.

  122. Etiquette Bitch

    November 2, 2009 at 8:50 am

    "they're not afraid to wear color in Paris"???? Omg, you MUST be kidding. I just got back from 2 weeks there, wearing my red trench, and I stuck out like a sore thumb. This interview must be old, or the girl must be color-blind. In Paris, the women wear black, brown, muted tones and earth tones. But color? Um, no. Maybe at the offices of fashion magazines. But every day, in the streets? No.

  123. Barbara

    November 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Love these features. Please do more…

  124. ten thousand things

    November 2, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Surely she means Lou Doillon…?

  125. Shadan Saber

    November 2, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    love it!

  126. The Blasphemous Fiendess

    November 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I'm Canadian but I have no idea what a Canadian tuxedo is. I love the look in the first picture with the denim on denim, which I'm not brave enough to do myself. It works because the shades of denim are different. I would like to see a black belt on the outfit.

  127. mlle noelle

    November 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    1) I have to agree with everyone who disagreed with the "not afraid to wear color" comment. If you want color (or less stuffy style in general), go to Barcelona. I wore a brightly colored vintage dress in Paris once, and got stared at and asked if it was a "costume".

    2) Someone may have already caught this, but it's Lou Doillon, not Dillon. She's Jane Birkin's daughter.

  128. Ankan

    November 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Love her outfits, especially the last one.

  129. Anonymous

    November 4, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I see Sofia Coppola, what about the others?

  130. Stephanie Pastel

    November 4, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Her style inspires me. More style profiles please! :)

    To Anonymous @ 7:51 PM: The boots in the second photo are Chloé Silverado (from A/W 2006-7).

    To The Blasphemous Fiendess: I'm from Canada too, and have never heard the term "Canadian Suit/Tuxedo" before. I guess that's because I live in Montreal. Too funny!

  131. Badaude

    November 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I think what she may mean about Paris is that they're not afraid to wear one strong colour. At a time. With black.

  132. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    in paris the most color you ever see are in the skies, not in the clothes.

    her style is effortless and I love the layers in the second picture.

  133. shibs

    November 19, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I really really like her style.Perhaps what makes the outfits even more convincing is the fact that she looks so goddamn happy wearing her them.And comfortable.She may say her style is 'shambolic' but it definitely comes together.

  134. angelbuddy

    December 2, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    magazines in the bathtub…agreed. why is it such a perfect thing?…and love her description of her style. i think it describes her look perfectly!

  135. Pearlina

    December 9, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Beige is playing very nicely on her body. Modern, comfortable, warm and attractive. Beige is for me… like a…. queen.

  136. Anonymous

    February 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Lou Doillon's*
    Love her style

  137. Giuseppe

    December 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Nice pics dude.
    Check out my streetwear urban shop :)

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