Tuesday, January 22, 2008

When Last We Saw…….Michelle Jank, Paris

We both thought it was pretty crazy that we would run into each other again in almost the exact spot as we did last February.
Of course the fact that Colette is just down the street from this spot has a big reason for this happy coincidence


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  1. micantimplora

    January 22, 2008 at 8:23 am

    great shoes!

  2. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 8:34 am

    yay! scott you a featuring a fellow australian with style that i love! aussie! aussie! aussie! oi! oi! oi!

  3. Alice Olive

    January 22, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Fabulous – an Australian! Love the bombshell/jagged hair.

  4. lo

    January 22, 2008 at 9:04 am

    the wind is great in these photos!

    find the touches of orange in the 1st outfit interesting – the gloves, anchors on the socks, her shoes. yet although her skirt moves beautifully but it doesnt work for me…
    but i absolutely LOVE her second outfit, whatever it means that i adore something a year old. the coat, her shoes, those pants and her stance, brilliant!

    finally: she does red lipstick fantastically.

  5. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Undeniably feminine and exceptionally fierce, all at once!

  6. Gabriela

    January 22, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Inevitable to compare the two shots. The outfit on top is amuzing, but I’m not really a fan… However, the older picture is one of my favourite from this blog: I loved her pose, her hair style and that contundent pink touch of colour. So fresh!

    By the way, all the best for tonight’s opening Sart, I bet it will be wonderful!!!

  7. anon.

    January 22, 2008 at 9:26 am

    i find the first outfit too much, a reminder of teenage rebellion or an overfussy grandmother.

    the second, a year old i love for it’s simplicity yet peppered with interesting touches such as the shoes, the vivid pink coat.

  8. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 9:55 am

    the first looks like an eccentric grandmother to me- looking at her top half, she might be 40 or 60 or 29… but the bottom half makes you think – 60! – instantly.

    there’s a sense with both of them that what they are wearing is very EXPENSIVE… and thus special. and so if you mix as many expensive things together you inevitably get something great. not true.

  9. elin

    January 22, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I like the second one! it’s so simple, but yet so great.

  10. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 10:39 am

    I was really having a depressing day, but that first outfit has definitely lifted my mood. I love the reluctant truce between the jacket & the skirt, plus it’s so joyful!

  11. Kanani

    January 22, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Top: Youthful, and with the look of being spontaneous. Wacky but confident.

    Bottom: Intentional grunge. Not as confident.

  12. emma

    January 22, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Wow this pink/grey combination is amazing!

  13. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 11:10 am

    j’adore les gants rouges

  14. Topham Beauclerk

    January 22, 2008 at 11:36 am

    She could wear a paper bag and still look amazing. Because of that, she can pull off some pretty eccentric stuff. I think she’s wonderful.

  15. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 11:38 am

    she’s my sartorialiste hero

  16. lintmag

    January 22, 2008 at 11:56 am

    what a fun girl – she seems really happy and confident. The hair color is perfect and I like it when someone has such an individual style.

  17. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    The beautiful and very talented Michelle Jank I presume! Lookin’ lovely!

  18. Margaret

    January 22, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Wonderful! I just love coming to your blog each morning to see what the rich and marvelous people are wearing. It brightens up my otherwise dreary day!

  19. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    The shoes have a lot to do with it, but I prefer the 2nd look better. The rain slicker helps, too.


  20. Camille

    January 22, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I don’t want to sound critical, but these pictures just go to show that if you’re thin and carry yourself with a sense of confidence, anything can look good on you and be called fashion. And that, I think, is the beauty of fashion. Be yourself. Do your own thing. Wear it with swagger.

  21. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    With only two times red would have worked better for me. Either the mittens or the shoes could have been black or brown. Or the two-colored shoes of the older foto would have been better too.
    Her hair and face are so today and real, really touching.

  22. Anne Corrons

    January 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    The mix between the jacket and the skirt is really amazing! I would never dare to wear that, but it’s perfect for her!

  23. Mysh

    January 22, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Love the relaxed look. :)

  24. Louise

    January 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Gorgeous personal style. She really knows how to use color to her advantage.

  25. Geopolitician

    January 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    New Zealand to Australia what Canada is to the United States

  26. Father Ambrosius

    January 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Nice cross necklace.
    Is she Christian?

  27. I fell down the well

    January 22, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    One time i was coming down those mossy steps and i fell down. I didn’t get injured (thankfully) but my $600 pair of cashmere sweatpants were destroyed.

  28. OndrejS

    January 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I have to admit… the one with th rosy skirt is probably one of the most beautiful, thrilling and eye catching compositions I have seen so far. Cannot stop looking at those shoes and overall.

  29. Auntie Naka

    January 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    She’s in a lot of stuff that I would never ever wear, but I guess that’s why they call it “personal” style!

    She’s beautiful.

  30. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I love the first one, mixing the leopard print with the skirt and the red accents. I think having such a strong bright head of hair carries it off. I don’t like the baggy pants, unfortunate tee shirt, although pink/red and gray is nice. Its amazing to me that so many people prefer the reverse. But I’m loving all these photos of green moss, even when the outfits are too black to see.

  31. Pomegranate

    January 22, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    She’s gorgeous. Look at how her style evolved in just one year. I love her clothes combination.

  32. Diane

    January 22, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    So many of the beautiful young people pictured here on this blog, even those with looks I don’t particularly like (I realize that my “liking” something of not doesn’t matter one skinny bit), blow me away.

    Here in the States it’s really unusual for a young person to understand his or her own beauty and put together a total look that expresses both that beauty and their individual sense of style. I do so enjoy seeing the fun and the expression and the gorgeousness.

    I love the way this woman looks. She understands herself and is so playful with fashion. What a great thing. She’s flirting with disaster, she’s right on the edge. But she’s not going over it and she’s just lovely and I covet her gloves.

  33. Simon Lock

    January 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I’m not feelin it in the first pic.

  34. Gingers Gentlemen Shoe Boutique

    January 22, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Perth loves Michelle…

  35. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Dear geopolitician, it looks like Jank was born in Perth my dear, which, as far as I can tell, is not a city in New Zealand!

  36. Jane

    January 23, 2008 at 12:06 am

    i’m totally inspired!

  37. /anne...

    January 23, 2008 at 12:26 am

    I get the feeling in the first photo that she got caught short with the weather, and threw the coat on over her outfit. If she’s just come from Christmas in Perth (where it was about 45C on Christmas Day), it’s not always easy to readjust!

    Pink and grey is almost a cliche combination in Australia – one of our most common birds – the galah – is pink and grey. I think she’s cool :-)

  38. Everymatter

    January 23, 2008 at 12:56 am

    good combination

    but what about the cost

  39. kat

    January 23, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Lovely.. again! Nice to see someone dressing outside the box a little too.

  40. Anonymous

    January 23, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Oh my, what a perfect mix of prints and colors! I love it!

  41. Anonymous

    January 23, 2008 at 6:21 am

    What a nice surprise to see a fellow East Sydney student on your blog, such an inspiration still, fantastic outfits!

  42. fashionvisa

    January 23, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Love the red pair of shoes mixed with that floral skirt and matched gloves, and I also like the relaxed outfit from the last photo.

  43. Anonymous

    January 23, 2008 at 9:11 am

    a perth girl represented on the sartorialist.
    not feeling this particular outfit though, unfortunately.

  44. Yaz

    January 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

    She look’s amazing! I love that look in the second photo, girls should wear trosuers more often and ditch the skinny jean look.

  45. Jennine from The Coveted

    January 23, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Oh wow… you know that picture from last year really stayed in my memory, because I instantly knew you had taken it before. this means… if i remember an outfit from a year ago, it’s flippin good.

    I also really love the evolution of her style.

  46. Anonymous

    January 23, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    First pic: Trying too hard. Second pic: Much more natural. Lovely young lady, regardless.

  47. The Gel Journals

    January 24, 2008 at 2:33 am

    wooohooooo! An australian designer! think u should come to Oz and see the rest of us well dressed ozzies too! :)

  48. Enkha X

    January 24, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Michelle Jank is absolutely amazing! I’ve been a huge fan of her work, and she’s so gorgeous as well!!!

  49. Iheartfashion

    January 24, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    She definitely has IT!

  50. yalliebay

    January 24, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    the top photo is gorgeous.

    all the colors are wonderful… i also love her expression.

  51. M

    January 24, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Is that in front of St. Roch’s? So weird ’cause I was right in front of it this morning!

  52. lauren ashley

    January 26, 2008 at 12:57 am

    in the top photo, i adore the saturation contrast between her bright, floral-ly outfit and the gray/green stairs behind her!

  53. Anonymous

    January 27, 2008 at 12:29 am

    I swear my best friend had those black and white shoes in the 80′s. Esprit…sigh…

  54. Casper Odschild

    January 28, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    So many shots from Paris, almost all of them from locations I walk by on a daily basis, and not once did I see a man with a camera and later a pic here. You should wear a big sign with your name so that fans could greet you when they see you, or maybe you get enough fame already?

    anyways, love your photos, you are amazing

    Casper Odschild

  55. 'tine

    January 28, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Yay! Someone who isn’t wearing all black!

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  57. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I love the animal print combined with the long floral skirt. I actually saw this same exact combination on a little toddler in church today, which was totally charming. I like it when adults don’t take fashion seriously.

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