Monday, April 28, 2008

At Hyeres 2008……Hyeres Femme, South of France


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  1. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 6:51 am

    I love and hate everything about her. She would be in front of me a the icecream stall. She would be walking ahead in the dusk on the pier with her sister in law. She would be putting the beach bags in the back of the car at the end of the day and take so long to leave the car park. She would have the best night at a seafood restaurant with all of the family. She sould not get up until 10 am and I would see her putting the milk bottles out when I came back with pain au chocolats and nectarines.

  2. Vicki

    April 28, 2008 at 6:59 am

    She is perfect to me — perfect amount of makeup, color, accessories, freckles, eyebrows, pale fingernails. This is a look from which everyone could learn and take a piece!

  3. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 7:00 am

    “refreshing” look too

  4. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Lovely! Poster-vintage-nautica-very cheerful.

  5. maggieescargot

    April 28, 2008 at 7:10 am

    i love the head scarf. it looks great on her blonde hair!
    the bangles give the outfit a very very good touch. shame we couldn’t see the red of her and the background.

    i would personally pass the stripey black and white top.

    haven’t been here in a while. things are lookin’ fine mr satorialist! :D
    see you in another 2-3 days/week.

  6. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 7:21 am

    loving the ocean in the background of these shots.

  7. Rice and Beans Vintage Clothing

    April 28, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Oh my gosh, she is amazing! What classic beauty and a pure wonderful smile. Great photo, completely refreshing.

  8. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Great picture! Like the outfit, especially the way the trousers button up, and her use of multicolor bracelets and the scarf to finish up what would otherwise be a predictable color selection. Love the pose also- very pin-up and fun. Hope you are having a wonderful visit, even though you are working. Jorge from West Palm Beach

  9. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Very female. Love red lips

  10. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 8:14 am

    So fresh, sassy and at ease.

  11. Caterina

    April 28, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Beautiful woman, great expression,
    but I ´ve come to the conclusion that
    this year I am not into stripes.

  12. the fashion assistant

    April 28, 2008 at 8:45 am

    refreshing look.


  13. momo

    April 28, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Comme elle est belle!

  14. none

    April 28, 2008 at 8:57 am

    very cute and vibrant!

  15. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Beautiful and timeless. Like Eartha Kit.

  16. Cori

    April 28, 2008 at 9:05 am

    So French!!!

  17. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:07 am

    A glowing beauty, dressed for summer! Every detail is charming. Subtle nails and makeup, dazzling smile, arty jewelry, pulled back hair–this a great way way to liven up the classic top.

    I would love to see the length of these pants. Cropped with sandals? Long and wide with heels?

  18. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:13 am

    love it, love it. esp the stripey top with the print of the scarf on her head; she makes it interesting but still keeps it clean. i wish i could see more of the bottoms — pants? shorts?

  19. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:15 am

    i love how the sun is caressing her cheek, her beautiful smile and
    timeless style.

  20. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:17 am

    She looks so fresh and all ready for the summer. I wish you had a full length photo. I would love to see the pants that she’s wearing

  21. ellen

    April 28, 2008 at 9:23 am

    this is maybe the best pic ever on the blog. the reason- her unabashed beautiful pose. “I”m lovely!” she says. “And I love it!” No pretending to be shy or cutesy little girl stances. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy for this woman. I wish we all felt like her!

  22. the swede

    April 28, 2008 at 9:25 am

    She looks really natural! It’s not about her clothes, it’s about her, she’s fresh and natural with a big smile!! I like it!

  23. la sartorialista

    April 28, 2008 at 9:27 am

    So cool, this woman could have been a model for Matisse- the Femmes Antillaises series–

    And very South of France: the stripes, the Fitzgerald era high waisted pants and the Provencal/African head wrap, the perfect skin! Very inspiring Scott, merci!

  24. Lyna Wan

    April 28, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Nice top and pendant. But shouldn’t she use a rather large pendant?

  25. Donna

    April 28, 2008 at 9:40 am

    So fresh, so vibrant, so stunning! Love the head scarf and jewelry!

  26. RoseC

    April 28, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Postcard perfect!


    April 28, 2008 at 9:59 am

    The picture of the woman just makes me think of holiday. Very cute outfit on a very cute woman : )

  28. Dish

    April 28, 2008 at 10:00 am

    She’s beautiful! I love the printed scarf with the striped top, as well as the chunky ring and bracelets with the delicate necklace. Great lipstick color, too.

  29. Misha

    April 28, 2008 at 10:29 am

    The lipstick…gahh love the lipstick.

  30. lucy.

    April 28, 2008 at 10:30 am

    So chic!
    Her skin is so lovely and I heart her bracelets.

  31. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 10:39 am

    i haven’t any sartorial comment regarding this ensemble. but,killer smile! happiness and the beach -what more is needed.

  32. Raquel

    April 28, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Its the first summer look

  33. Elisabeth F

    April 28, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Gretchen looks beautiful. So Coco Chanel at Deauville!

  34. miznyc

    April 28, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I love everything about this shot – the composition, her stance, her smile, her red lipstick, her accessories but I *covet* that ring!

  35. Carolina Lange

    April 28, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Beautiful smile!

  36. Cheryl

    April 28, 2008 at 11:06 am

    She is stunningly beautiful! Love the scarf in the hair, the natural makeup, her jewelry! I wish I were there!

  37. love aesthetics

    April 28, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Im liking that the black stripes are thicker than the white ones, im very into striped shirts atm, and trying to find as much different kinds as possible, there are more kinds of black white stripes than I initially imagined

  38. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 11:14 am

    She is ADORABLE.

  39. Vanessa

    April 28, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Joie de vivre radiating off the screen! :-)

  40. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Adorable! This is so timeless & classic it could be a snapshot of my Grandma at the shore or yesterday. Love it!!!

  41. Lucas

    April 28, 2008 at 11:31 am

    She’s much more than a breath of fresh air. She’s a moist tropical storm of deliciousness. Will you look at those freckles, please? I’m in love.

  42. Luiza

    April 28, 2008 at 11:32 am

    lovely shot!

  43. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 11:50 am

    i like that everything about her is simple – hair color, make up, and her light & neutral nail polish.
    i don’t think this look would be the same without the lipstick, her tan, her jewelry, and that smile.

  44. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful photo! Love the vibrant lips, headscarf and bangles…

  45. cathy

    April 28, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Wonderful! She’s got a fresh, modern take on a 50′s movie star thing going on. I wish I could see how she’s knotted the scarf around her head – I’ve tried this many times times but can’t quite get the knot right.

  46. sat

    April 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    she could be a peasant from the 16th century in such a contemporary way. beautiful, all of her, the stance, the lighting, her accessories, her smile, so earthy.

  47. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    aww, she’s beautiful. i love it. she looks like something out of a picturesque seaside postcard.

  48. LittleMexicanGirl

    April 28, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    ooooh! She looks gorgeous! the waist band of her pants (were they pants??) and her head scarf look 1940-ish

  49. bocconcino

    April 28, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    che bel sorriso! What a smile!

  50. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    this photo makes me smile. she looks comfortable in her skin. love the bright colours in her scarf, ring and lipstick.

  51. hannah

    April 28, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    she’s so naturally beautiful

  52. Hillary

    April 28, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    This photograph fulfills a little hole in me where beauty and happiness and the feeling of being fully alive reside. I can’t tell where the beauty of the photograph ends and the beauty of the subject begins.

  53. Gigi

    April 28, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Iconic image – looking at her in her trim striped shirt, print scarf like a blossom over her ear, the jewelry, sailor fly – and the sheer adorableness of her pose – I feel happy just to look at her. Her look is simple, personal and witty. Wow!

  54. cassaundra

    April 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    what a beautiful girl!

    she looks so lovely posed up in stripes by the sea.

  55. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    oh my goodness, just perfect! from the scarf, high waist pants, little charm necklace … all so individual and just lovely. viva la france!

  56. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    wow. amazing

  57. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm


  58. tanky

    April 28, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I featured your blog on mine (it´s in spanish)
    Keep on the good work!

  59. Zoila Rojas

    April 28, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    gorgeous photo, gorgeous girl. sart you make my day.

    thank you

  60. Sharona

    April 28, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Well, she’s just beautiful. And her accessories bring a great, bohemian kind of feel to her “sail away” top and pants. Brilliant! And she’s beautiful.

  61. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    This shot is GENIUS! You have truly mastered your craft. Well done, my friend–may you continue to inspire us all.

  62. Keli

    April 28, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    The shirt, pants and red lips evoke a timeless and classy look while her scarf, ring, and bracelets add a bit of hippie fun. It is the confident smile and carefree pose that bring the two styles together beautifully.

  63. nora

    April 28, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    i´m speachless. shes just gorgeous!

  64. Angie

    April 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    For those of you who sew (or who have someone to sew for you), HotPatterns has a pants pattern with exactly this front waist detailing. No affiliation, just a happy customer who hopes to make these pants next month!

  65. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Perfect shot! Perfect ring. Perfect combination of bracelets. Her lipstick. Her beach-ready look. She’s absolutely glowing like no one else I have ever seen on this site. Well done!

  66. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    So lovely. I had exactly the same shirt about 20 years ago.

  67. Jamie Watson

    April 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Oh so beautiful and sexy! Love the sea as a backdrop too. Reminds me of Marilyn Monroe and Gwen Stefani from her “Cool” video.

  68. Mark

    April 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Scott evokes Scott…Fitzgerald, that is. Gretchen would fit right in to the Riviera of the 1920s. A great shot of a classy lady. Cheers.

  69. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Body Language. Her pose says such positive things about her attitude.

  70. h

    April 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    wow! it reminds me of Gauguin – don’t really know why :)

  71. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    wow..she’s gorgeous

  72. Patricia

    April 28, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    beautiful, she looks like a heroine from a book. or a film. I really like the way she wears etnic accesories, not too much, just enough to point out her etnic origin. lovely.

  73. Jonathan

    April 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I love this look on women. Reminds me of the golden age of Hollywood when it was less about thin and skin and more about style.

  74. miss cavendish

    April 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Absolutely lovely: the high-waisted nautical trousers, the scoop-neck stripes, the lipstick, the scarf, the gorgeous beachy light.

  75. Claire

    April 28, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Just goes to show you what good, red lipstick can do for a girl. Awesome!

  76. norawoah

    April 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Quelle joie de vivre!

  77. sarah

    April 28, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I’m in love! And have a new way to wear my scarf when summer comes to the Great Lakes. Timeless, beautiful and NO PLEATS – she’s a woman after my own heart.

  78. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    this is such a great shot! it makes you feel happy straight away. i love her ring.

  79. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    it’s lovely, but what do the pants look like? surely that’s an important detail for the sartorialists in all of us!

  80. wideyed

    April 28, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    STUNNER! 40′s beach chic+million dollar smile=priceless!

  81. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    She strikes me as an old-school pinup girl, and that seems like the most modern thing possible!

  82. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    i want her to be my best friends fun cool mother. Perfectly fun and happy and sexy, and in a non-degrading way for once!!

  83. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    OH my god. what a ray of sunshine.

  84. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Such a joyous image.

    The best example I’ve seen recently on your site of a woman wearing the clothes and not vice versa.

  85. mareGa

    April 28, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Question: Is it titled Hyeres Femme because you’re assuming she’s from France, or because the way she dresses is very French, or what we would expect from a French girl? She’s a journalist from Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan. (OK, given, she doesn’t need to be from that country because she works there, buuuuuuuuut…) [just asking.] Answer please.

  86. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 2:20 am

    i love her and love you for catching her spirit.
    its so refreshing and powerful. this picture puts a smile on my face :)
    thank you!

  87. The Sartorialist

    April 29, 2008 at 3:38 am

    for marega

    it is called Hyeres Femme because I couldt think of another titled

    same for the gentleman below

  88. Iheartfashion

    April 29, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Love the sailor pants and ring!

  89. Yi

    April 29, 2008 at 11:27 am

    She looks almost like a vanity fair cover shot.. if only she was famous. Bright and Breezy comes to mind with this picture. I can’t wait for summer to come to London!!

  90. Stella

    April 29, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Wow. Her face is flawless and the outfit is just divine in its simplicity. I don’t know if many people could wear it as well. Just looking at her smile and the whole photo makes me happy.

    Thank you for this, Sart!

  91. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 8:24 am

    What can I add? She is fantastic!!

  92. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Reminds me of Sophie in Maugham’s The Razor’s Edge, with all of the cleverness and charm, and none of the tragedy.

  93. Hayah

    April 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    simply lovely!

  94. Melle Naomi

    April 29, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    I was there ! I saw her at the Villa de Noailles !

    melle Naomi – age 17

  95. jo

    April 29, 2008 at 9:59 am

    She’s so beautiful and refreshing looking! I love the bandanna.

  96. pretty kitty publishing

    April 29, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Every single photograph you have shown us of Hyeres has been a stunner making me want to book my flight right away!

    Everyone looks so healthy, fresh, lively, and interesting with glowing skin and perfect hair and strong bodies.

    This is how I want my Spring to be!

  97. jelly

    April 29, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    her, the pic and what we are thinking about her is so refreshing, you forget your problems and remember what’s really important.

  98. charahn

    April 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    wow! she is beautiful!

  99. Plum

    April 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Well I learn something new everyday and I’ve had my eyes opened that there is a Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan.

    Borat eat your heart out.

  100. GQ's Own

    April 29, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    beau joli

  101. Dria

    April 30, 2008 at 7:23 am

    another example of how a persons smile can make a photo…or a face.

  102. Emma

    April 30, 2008 at 10:35 am

    The trousers are from Gap…

  103. tintin

    April 30, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I thought very 40s as well. Pre Castro Cuba-ish. She is a stunner.

  104. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Dear Sart,

    Wow. I am stunned. I mean, gee… what a shot! What sense of style. So great, everything is great about this picture I wish I had made it. And the pose… the pose! What a pose!

    SO wonderful,


  105. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    fabulous shot!

  106. Carolina Eclectic

    May 1, 2008 at 2:05 am

    What a beauty! She looks like she walked out of a movie.

  107. metscan

    May 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    What a fresh summer look. The broad smile and the laughing eyes. Great.

  108. Anonymous

    May 1, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Confident, radiant, uninhibited.
    I love it so so much.

  109. Camila

    May 2, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    beautiful! Good Vibe! positive energy!

  110. tricia is meetvincent

    May 5, 2008 at 1:24 am

    just lovely.

  111. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 10:56 am

    absolutley adorable!

    I also agree with the first poster

  112. Miriam Parkman

    May 5, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    That´s the way to look on the beach! She’s very beautiful, personally and funny.

  113. bomb.ass.ting

    May 8, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    The first comment by anonymous was the most unnerving kind of thing for me. I don’t understand what you were getting at and it’s really scary the more I read it, cause it’s stalker-ish and disturbing. ANYWAY, gosh does she ever look cute. I love her skin color it’s so healthy and with her features it’s very exotic altogether. She kind of looks like she’s doing a fashionable gypsy look.

  114. Anonymous

    May 10, 2008 at 11:36 am

    er i think what the first anonymous means is that the woman looks happy and relaxed that they can’t help but be envious lol

  115. Tunet Jordaan

    May 12, 2008 at 10:39 am

    To me she represents France. She look exactly like I expect French people to look like. The Highwaisted pant is a difficult garment to wear without looking weird. She looks amazing!

    Like she should be in a magazine.

  116. Nichelle

    May 13, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I love it. I call this look with her “naughty nautical”. I hope to dress like this for the rest of the season.

  117. Anonymous

    May 22, 2008 at 7:01 am

    reminds me of Sade : )

  118. Anonymous

    May 22, 2008 at 9:30 am

    The headscarf brings it all together.

  119. Jazzbuff630

    August 7, 2008 at 10:35 am

    She’s beautiful; something about her is reminiscent of Josphine Baker’s vivacity and joie de vivre.
    I want to marry her.

  120. Anonymous

    May 30, 2009 at 6:54 am

    i kissed her!

  121. Damien

    October 8, 2009 at 8:55 am

    A truly refreshing photo, very glamorous…a beautiful girl with a such fabulous smile!!

  122. gregg

    August 22, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Hope she’s as hot today as she was 8 years ago. Not that she doesn’t smoke, but at least she does not have one in her hand as 95% of everyone else pictured on here does.

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