Thursday, February 1, 2007

The Sartorialist at Night

I rarely shoot at night but sometimes the situation and light is just right.

I was walking back from the Dries Van Noten show and saw these two young ladies looking in the windows at Colette.

Actually I had seen them earlier at the Dries show and had wanted to shoot them then but the lighting just wasn’t;t right.

I’m glad I got a second chance.


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  1. Liza

    February 1, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    It’s the beret! Classic Parisian chic. Adore!

  2. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    These are two of the coolest photos I’ve seen! I don’t know much about photography so I probably can’t speak without sounding ignorant, but they remind me of Doisneau, only in color. The ladies look very French and from another decade. Good job!

  3. Athena

    February 1, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    I like it. Night shots can be interesting. Chic!

  4. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    Hooray for second chances!

    The top image lady looks like she belongs behind the glass. The bottom image lady’s shoes w/ leg warmers combo (or were they boots) is killing me. Hype squared even though fur’s involved :-)


  5. Candid Cool

    February 1, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    i guess it was meant to be then.

    i love #2′s draped skirt. stylewise they are mother-daugter, sister-sister…
    beautiful, they complement each other quite well.

  6. Dawn

    February 1, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    I love, love this set. Just by looking at the photos, I’m conjuring an entire classic Parisian setting beyond the boundaries of the pictures. The little cafes, sleeping under the soft blanket of night…

  7. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Dear Satorialist,

    In reference to the blog about the fashion school in Antwerp, I just thought I would give you this little piece of gossip…. I am a Parsons fashion student and we all just recieved a memo from Tim Gunn.. He will be stepping down from his position from Parsons and will be working as Chief Creative Officer of Liz Clairborne. So, we are currently without a department head.

    Oh, drama.

    I love these pictures taken at night. I say, more!

    See you around fashion week.

  8. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    these ladies are beautiful. but i’d take the street scenes of new york — downtown, midtown, harlem — any day over the costuming excesses of paris shows.


    February 1, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    I love the girl in the bottom picture! The outfit is so sweet and elegant. Are those leg warmers? Cute!

  10. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    fun fun fun. I especially love the first outfit. Glamorous and flirty and sophisticated all in one. These are gold.

  11. hebden

    February 1, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    I saw the first outfit and thought it was love…then I saw #2 (her cooler little sister).

  12. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Very nice shots – especially the 1st one. Somewhow her posture, her pose was just right. Hope to see more of what you can do with night shots.

  13. jenn

    February 1, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    i love the night pics! i do hope you get a chance to take more pictures at night. there’s something really wonderful about these pictures. :)

  14. madameshawshank

    February 1, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    such happy happy hats!

    great images..merci

    ‘n just by the way..are we not such a bunch of lucky ducks to be able to enjoy the daily gift of a sart pic!

  15. Mauri D

    February 1, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    They are both just lovely – classic and cutting edge all at the same time. And the fur – all the young ladies you photograph over there seem to be wearing it, and wearing it so well!

  16. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    #2 is a real beauty. I love tights, and love long subdued legwarmers.

  17. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 12:55 am

    I don’t know if I’d throw away all that happens at paris shows but I agree that sartorially the most inspired / inspiring stuff are the street scenes that our fine blog host provides us.

  18. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 3:36 am

    adore the second, the second is better


  19. Annette Malmö

    February 2, 2007 at 4:29 am

    Flattering lighting and very chic ladies. I´m impressed by your ability make people relax and be at their best in your photos.

    Always inspiring with the positive attitude unlike others who focus on whats wrong!

    Thanks for this!

  20. Alice Olive

    February 2, 2007 at 9:25 am

    The top photo – wow – she is Parisian glamour. Her hair is fantastic and suits the beret perfectly!

  21. Brave Lurker

    February 2, 2007 at 11:00 am

    The beret does it for me. It’s so culturally Parisian and yet these women bring a modernity to it, even with the 20s feel of the 1st ladie’s bob.

  22. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 11:02 am

    I love that they’re window shopping at night, it’s an old-fashioned pastime.

    I guess it was more popular when stores were actually CLOSED on Sundays.

  23. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    “I don’t know if I’d throw away all that happens at paris shows but I agree that sartorially the most inspired / inspiring stuff are the street scenes that our fine blog host provides us”

    Correct me if I’m wrong but this is a street scene. Yes The Sartorialist mentioned he had spotted them at the Dries MENS show but I guarantee that these girls dress this way whether it’s fashion week or no fashion week. Paris is far dressier than N.Y & more inspiring … I don’t want to promote the Sartorialist competition (lol) but you should check out …. paris’ version of the sartorialist … there you will see what I mean …

  24. sara

    February 2, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    lovely lovely lovely!!

  25. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    the first woman is gorgeous

  26. Nan

    February 2, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Wow, you hit the jackpot with these two. Both are enchanting. Someone should write a script for them.

  27. Jack Daniel

    February 2, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    They look like Marlene Dietrich. :)

  28. AnastasiaC

    February 2, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    the beret is a classic! I love the top girl’s style so much…very 20′s…flapper girl style – both are beautiful….

  29. idonothingallday

    February 3, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    i like shooting in ny at night. the lighting is tough but the city is alive and mystical at night

  30. Anonymous

    February 3, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Berets are a god-send because they are warm, clean-lined, elegant, can be spiffed up with a pin, and–if the size is right–can look good on so many people. The best bit is that they fold up for the pocket. I have other lovely rigid felt hats, and never wear them because they are a bother to keep in hand when one pops into a store.

    I second an earlier comment that these street-scene pics are infinitely more interesting–and helpful–than fashion show shots with un-proposable styles for the real world. Great pics, you do get people to relax so nicely, my sincere compliments.

  31. sandman_gr

    February 3, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    VEry stylish ladies – minus the pigeon toes again! – and great photos!

  32. hoi polloi

    February 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    somehow this would look trendy and overdone in NY

  33. coppercoloredgal

    February 7, 2007 at 12:13 am

    is it so silly to say that i wish i was there….

  34. Mr. Useless

    February 7, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    More dudes! Man!

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