Wednesday, April 30, 2008

At Hyeres 2008……Beach Beauty, South of France


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  1. Lady Lala

    April 30, 2008 at 4:52 am

    She looks great!I like the hairstyle , sunglasses, everything. But their clothing was too dark to the beach.
    Sorry for my English

  2. Caterina

    April 30, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Great silhoutte!
    Gorgeous overall/catsuit!
    So relaxed, wish I could wear that.

    Somehow I don´t like the colour of the cardigan in contrast to the (too short) belt.
    Anyway,amazing light and backdrop.

  3. jarah

    April 30, 2008 at 5:03 am

    This reminds me of J.H. Lartigue’s pictures of RenĂ©e Perle from the 1930s.

  4. Austin

    April 30, 2008 at 5:25 am

    i love her hair and cardigan

  5. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 5:59 am

    I Love Hyeres!!!
    I have been going on vacation there for years….

    Beautiful sea – light – beaches -

    Ciao from

  6. post-it up

    April 30, 2008 at 6:31 am



    April 30, 2008 at 6:36 am

    i recently read “Tender is the night” and this is how i imagined their style when they spend their days on the beach.

  8. Vicki

    April 30, 2008 at 7:43 am

    very old hollywood.
    love the skinny belt.

  9. Paul Pincus

    April 30, 2008 at 7:52 am

    She’s a beauty…she looks like Diana Mitford!

    A classic.

  10. Violetsrose

    April 30, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Absolutely spot on! – love everything about it – will be endeavouring to copy the exact outfit this summer

  11. The Year in Pictures

    April 30, 2008 at 8:12 am

    I guess I’m going to be the person who comments on the photography more than the clothes. Love the background action as well as the foreground figure!

  12. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 8:13 am

    The belt looks almost like a LV strap. Always like the soft look of well-worn leather, and I think it goes well with the navy dress. Also like the wayfarers- so glad I kept mine from the 80′s! You know you are getting old when the fashions you once wore come back! Jorge from West Palm Beach

  13. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Too literal and anachronistic

  14. caroline

    April 30, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Not only are the clothes spectacular, but the shot is amazing because it is completely timeless. Take out that kid in the board shorts and this is a snapshot of someone’s grandmother in the 1940′s.

  15. cassaundra

    April 30, 2008 at 8:50 am

    “it just comes natural.”

  16. polly

    April 30, 2008 at 9:06 am

    V cruel timing with these beach pictures, Sartorialist. It’s been raining for three consecutive days in London (and more forecast for the rest of the week). This is really rubbing it in.

  17. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 9:10 am

    This is stunning.

  18. GianLorenzo Thatcher Greyson

    April 30, 2008 at 9:16 am

    So natural…..VERY cool

  19. momo

    April 30, 2008 at 9:36 am

    I love her curvy shape. The gentle curve of the neckline paired with the stripes are a great combination.

  20. Alice Olive

    April 30, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Wow. Interesting interpretation of the original sailor stripe and a hint of leg. Very 1940s glam!

  21. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 10:01 am

    There seems to be an interesting 50′s vibe happening in these south of france beach shots. Here, and I’m also thinking of the lovely “pinup” woman in the striped shirt. I wonder if it’s something timeless for this place, or if it’s a current trend.

  22. phyllis

    April 30, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Love it! She could be Coco Chanel herself in 1933.

  23. Josefina

    April 30, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Great Outfit, inspiring and so flattering! she just came out from those beautiful striped tents.

  24. ephemode

    April 30, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Good to see you at Hyères!
    But where is the girl with the red umbrella? I’m sure this is a very nice shoot!!

  25. KT

    April 30, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I love her jumper – does anybody know who makes it?

    I love how she looks so sharp against the hazy background.

    I think that love at 1st sight would feel like this looks…

  26. Sharona

    April 30, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I like the outfit, but do people really wear long black pants to the beach? With a sweater? I may be too literal, but that outfit, AND the sneakers in the sand — it seems totally out of place to me. Fashion has to meet reality at some point. And her reality is going to be a sticky, sweaty self and sandy shoes.

  27. Secret Diary

    April 30, 2008 at 11:18 am

    skinny belt + deep v halter= perfect

  28. Kanani

    April 30, 2008 at 11:35 am

    There’s something different about your shots in France. Maybe it’s the light. The people look so natural, so easily put together and …oh…chic, but in a non-affected way.

    Great job!

  29. MartinaWhimsy

    April 30, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Perfection — it’s official, I have to move to the South of France tout suite…

  30. j. canning

    April 30, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Super elegant. Sporty, relaxed and severe all at once.

  31. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 11:47 am

    These portraits from Hyeres are a force of inspiration… There’s a naturally cool and timeless style that transcends fashion from all these individuals– from the gentleman that appears as a vision from The Sheltering Sky, to the radiant young lady in her pin-up girl pose, to the stylish older couple, and to this elegant individual. All these portraits would be as stylish 50 years ago and 50 years later, as they are now. Timeless.


  32. Some Like It Fashion

    April 30, 2008 at 11:55 am

    This photo makes me smile for two reasons, the clothes and lighting are both beautiful. Me likey.

  33. Abril

    April 30, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Just love it.

  34. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Looks like a photo that I’ve seen of Giorgio Armani’s mother.

  35. Sean Watson

    April 30, 2008 at 11:57 am

    I love the navy blue with the navy blue horizontal stripes. Something to me doesn’t work. The pink button up needs to be more of a red tint, a little more vibrant. The glasses are chic.

  36. Liz

    April 30, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    an overall great look. i am drawn to the thin belt.

  37. emmylee

    April 30, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    this really is a timeless image. the framing of the beach goers in the background tops everything off; was that by chance or did you wait for the perfect timing?

  38. lafuga

    April 30, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    exquisite. i’m loving the bodysuit-overall silhouettes.

    the colors may be dark, but the navy and the white have a great beach-y/yacht-y feel to it.

    however, i’m so sick of seeing the wayfarers everywhere! it seems like once a trend hits, it REALLy hits.

  39. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    do love the outfit, but sneakers on sand … misery. get on the boardwalk!

  40. veritefashion

    April 30, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Love it! very 30′s but perfectly modern as well. the combo of the suit, striped shirt and belt is perfect!

  41. lis

    April 30, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    So far, I’ve seen the 30′s, 40′ and 50′s mentioned…now I’m going to suggest the 20′s. haha. There are photos of F. Scott and his friends (a few of whom were the basis of “Tender…”) frolicking in the south of France, circa 1920′s. This girl looks like she just walked out from one of those photos. Lovely.

  42. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    nothing i don’t LOVE about this outfit! plus the game of beach football in the background gives the whole picture an extremely relaxed look. great photo, wonderful outfit!

  43. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I love your shots from the strand, Sart.

    Timeless. So fresh.

    The fabric is a linen & jersey blend?

    When my ship comes in: I’ll stay in my desert house for the winter and live in Hyeres in the summer… meanwhile, where can find a lighter-colored version of this look for the Mojave?

    – desertwind

  44. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Magnifique! Superb! That is style in so many ways. Thank You.

  45. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    The only things I don’t love are the shoes, the watch and the haircut.

  46. India

    April 30, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I am totally loving the fact that she’s not in the “itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini”–love this look for the beach or for anywhere!

  47. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    she looks very out of place on the beach with kids in bathing suits

  48. Iheartfashion

    April 30, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Very retro-cool.
    In a good way!

  49. Danielle

    April 30, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    timeless perfection. i love the people sporting in the background contrasting her very cool demure. love it.

  50. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I’m personally loving the rolled up sleeves on the sweater… nice adaptation

  51. pete

    April 30, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Like Mis-Tal, as soon as I saw this I thought of Tender is the Night, where Nicole is on the beach.

    I think that’s a really great look for the beach, although I’m not sure it would be so easy for other people to pull off, she’s very natural and confident.

  52. leslie

    April 30, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Love it! Very nautical without having obnoxious anchors and other marine-related images actually on the clothes.

  53. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    It’s Chanel in the 20′s & since it’s not yet summer what’s wrong with long black pants on the beach?

  54. Candace

    April 30, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    My eyes are automatically drawn to the thin belt, wayfarers, then halter-pants suit…love it!

  55. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    What the HECK!…jusdt kidding …she is a bit out there…..I suppose we all associate beach attire with our epidermis…..not here ….she has it all covered …looks like a character of a old black n white movie…cant put my finger on what circa

    THX SAR!

  56. Anonymous

    May 1, 2008 at 12:35 am

    I don’t like the outfit, I guess I am not in the norm.

    The picture is nice, and the beach is beautiful.

  57. t does wool

    May 1, 2008 at 8:09 am

    mmm…I like the sailor stripes..and is the pink a sweater or a blouse???

  58. Anonymous

    May 1, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Very 20′s… I love it.
    For those commenting on how come is she wearing pants on the beach; not everyone goes to the beach to sunbathe and swim, you know.

    Sartorialist: I’ve been coming to your blog for about two months, now and I’m very happy I have found it!.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  59. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Very Coco Chanel. I love it.

  60. Gabriela

    May 2, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Nice! Really beautiful ‘see look’. All she needs is to ‘au revoir’ that slim belt that cuts her figure in two (she doen’t need it, the horizontal lines in her t-shirt are enough!), a little wooden house painted with white and blue stripes in the backgound and, perhaps, also a pink parasol.

  61. paz!

    May 2, 2008 at 11:50 am

    She looks like a beautiful woman in the 20´s. Love her!

  62. shlowzikins

    May 2, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    she looks great. i think this is the perfect beach look, we don’t all need to wear string bikinis all the time. she is fabulous, and she wont have to spend all night sitting inside putting lotion on a sunburn.

  63. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Super chic, super relaxed. I am in love with this look and the girl who pulls it off effortlessly.

  64. Willa

    May 2, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Phyllis at 10:10 AM said what I immediately thought. This looks exactly like the beginning of Coco’s revolution!

  65. stephen

    May 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    nice lines.

  66. Marta De Divitiis

    May 7, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    She is very chic, like Chanel in the 30ths…

  67. eileen

    May 21, 2008 at 10:56 am

    this looks like taylor warren. either that or it’s her older sister!

  68. gregg

    August 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

    She is beautiful but maybe just a tad overdressed for the beach :)

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