Friday, May 2, 2008

At Hyeres 2008……On the Steps, South of France


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  1. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 4:07 am

    I love the look, but not so much the outfit. For me, the shoulders are just a tad too strong, the skirt a tad too short, the socks a tad too high. But her hair is great.

  2. ichich

    May 2, 2008 at 4:08 am

    Are total genius!

    Love Your Work!

    Love It!

  3. Adelaide

    May 2, 2008 at 4:29 am

    I love with the masculine shapes mixed with the feminine pieces. The shoulder pads and rolled up sleeves give a masculine feel to the outfit, but the short skirt and boots (with those socks) make for a sexy, feminine contrast.

    I don’t think the all-black would work if it wasn’t for her blonde hair, which ties all the elements of the outfit in quite nicely.

  4. Matilda

    May 2, 2008 at 4:34 am

    LOVE it.

  5. Gabriela

    May 2, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Interesting look, nice blouse and I love that piece of white in her sleeves. But, this kind of outfit doen’t seem to work for a place like Hyeres; I’m not sure if I like this contrast or not.

  6. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Too boxy

  7. Kya

    May 2, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Ooh it looks painful walking down those stairs in those heels. But yeah she looks great :)

  8. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Very Chloe Sevigny – I love it!

  9. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 6:17 am

    For some reason this just doesn’t look like it’s come naturally. She looks like she’s really trying. And that is what makes it less than fantastic.

  10. woman from germany

    May 2, 2008 at 6:19 am

    beautiful!! looks faboulous…

  11. marchingbandemporium

    May 2, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Hmm, I don’t think this is quite working. Nice pieces, but not necessarily together. Actually, it is the blouse that bothers me most.

    On top of that, this outfit unfortunately doesn’t work on this woman. It makes her look uncomfortable and contrived.

  12. tumbleweed

    May 2, 2008 at 6:40 am

    mmm those boots and those steps..but hey, who said that about suffering to be beautiful????

  13. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 6:50 am

    It’s a gorgeous outfit from an aesthetic viewpoint, but it looks terribly uncomfortable to wear that skirt. It seems like it would hike up and show her underwear as soon as she sits!

    (Everything else is perfect, though)

  14. Conor and Siobhan

    May 2, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Sexy. Individual. Love it.

  15. Alexandra

    May 2, 2008 at 7:04 am

    I must say I like it. Reminds me of me in the autumn. The bag is Balenciaga, I think? And her shoulders.. :D

    That is what really makes personal style. Again I shall say, I like it, no. I love it.

  16. Rice and Beans Vintage Clothing

    May 2, 2008 at 7:25 am

    I love her hair style, this will be my new summer look! Pure Romance.

  17. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 8:02 am

    she reminds me of Chloe Sevigny a bit…love the outfit!

  18. Ashe Mischief

    May 2, 2008 at 8:41 am

    The inverted “V” in her skirt really helps make her legs look a mile long. And I love that you can see the back is longer, too.

  19. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 9:04 am

    i think it would look better without the jacket.

  20. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 9:05 am

    So sexy… I just became a lesbian for a couple of minutes

  21. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 9:09 am

    If her objective was to turn herself into a square-shape between her neck and her upper thighs, she succeeded admirably.

  22. carrot

    May 2, 2008 at 9:24 am

    She looks like a young woman who is being creative using what she has. Maybe she got some of the stuff secondhand?

    Sart, can you take some pics of 40-plus year olds in Hyeres? Some of us older women need ideas too….

  23. Jolie Laide

    May 2, 2008 at 9:42 am

    This look SHOULD be all wrong. The jacket could be called ill-fitting. The skirt could be called inappropriately-short. And wearing stiletto boots on unforgiving terrain could called maladroite. And the socks!

    But put it all together, in THIS manner, on THIS girl, in THIS setting and…

    She is killing it.

    Keep them coming, Sartorialist.

  24. Maya

    May 2, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Judging by the recent pictures, Sart can spot a great pair of legs from a mile (or two) away!

  25. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I agree with the first Anonymous, love the look but the outfit a tad too this or that. Wonderful background and lighting! And I love what ever it is she has done with her hair….

    ~ Miss Mary

  26. hannah

    May 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

    i’m really into this look, everything from the boots to the rolled up sleeves to the hairstyle!

  27. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I love how she does her hair.

  28. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Hi Scott,

    Your pictures are phenomenal! May I ask which camera you’re using to capture all these beautiful moments?

    I feel so inspired to go out and grab one to start clicking away!

  29. Julia Whicker

    May 2, 2008 at 11:22 am

    She has a Chloe Sevigny look about her, doesn’t she? I love her hair against the dark fabric, and her skirt and rolled sleeves!

  30. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 11:59 am

    love the hair, and the entire look is great. I’m just jealous she can wear those ankle boots and socks with that skirt and not make her legs look short! Not many people can pull that off.

  31. Le Hot Tomato

    May 2, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    I think this (south of france set) must be my favorite series you’ve ever done.

  32. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Probably because I live in the desert, black just looks too hot (and I mean temperature-wise, not HOT!)to me in spring and summer.


  33. Luiza

    May 2, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I agree with Kya – not the ideal footwear for cobbled ground!

    She’s beautiful, but I don’t think the outfit is special at all.

  34. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I love and hate this look.

  35. Iheartfashion

    May 2, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    She’s beautiful, but her skirt is so short it makes me nervous!

  36. cigalechanta

    May 2, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Love the background more than her style

  37. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I think its strange everyone loved the layers of the more feminine woman in the cape because then its whimsical (but was actually awkward layering), but a more structured exaggeration erring on the masculine side looks ‘contrived’?
    I think she looks great, pulling off an interesting structural and textural play…the rolled up sleeves and socks give it a chic casualness. i always love a button down done up all the way!

  38. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    She looks foreshortened to me. Like someone cut 6″ out of her midsection. Not sure what gives this illusion. Is she leaning back?

  39. thefashi

    May 2, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Love it! Most people can not pull off boots with shorts, skirts, etc. +5454 for her.

  40. metscan

    May 2, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Another cute girl again. Everything but the hemline makes sense. A longer dress would fit her better.

  41. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    All the women at Hyeres are very very very ridiculously attractive. Note to self for same time next year: go to Hyeres.

  42. Clément

    May 2, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    That blog is a really good work !

    It’s nice to discover all those pictures page after page !

    Nice work !

  43. genea

    May 2, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Not loving this look. The outfit doesn’t seem to suit her or the environment. I am not getting Chloe Sevigny from this so much as a bigger, prettier & healthier Olsen twin.

  44. Style Slicker

    May 2, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    fabulous outfit……….can’t help looking at the background, so cool!!!


  45. kate

    May 2, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    ooh gorgeous. love it, love it. ideal look.

  46. Marzi

    May 2, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    interesting hairstyle, but the look isn’t stunning.

  47. Chip Ahoy

    May 2, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Ta daaah. Manages to not be goth.

  48. Terri

    May 2, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    It looked like she had a big black shirt and white underneath it on in the small picture, until I look closer. I agree with one comment, look and silhouette is great, not digging the style at all.

  49. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    It’s unfortunate look for a such a breezy looking place. All I can say is, at least she’s trying to do something different than a breezy summer look.

  50. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    update on the makeover!

  51. Lady Lala

    May 2, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    you’re a great professional, I love your work, congratulations!!!

  52. MĂ©lange de Tout

    May 2, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I loved so much your blog! Gorgeous! I make the post about it in my blog.

  53. maggieescargot

    May 2, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    smooth and sexy. love the look.
    perhaps the angle of the photo made the skirt look at tad short?
    but nonetheless, its a good shot mr satorialist.

  54. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    I love the whole look but i do not like the proportion of it. I t makes her top look wider…. Still loving it though!

  55. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    I’m very surprised by this jacket and the blue one on the first woman in this south of france series. Am I wrong, or have they just borrowed jackets from men in their lives? The shoulders seem to suggest that.

  56. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I guess the romance with th 80′s are still going strong?

  57. -h of candid cool

    May 3, 2008 at 12:52 am

    great look. i like the very subtle headband she’s wearing

  58. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 1:43 am

    I don’t think that skirt is flattering her thighs much. But at least she’s trying to be different. The hair mitigates the harshness of those shoulder pads though, I guess that’s one good thing I can say about this outfit.

  59. love aesthetics

    May 3, 2008 at 4:52 am

    so simple
    I love it

  60. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 5:02 am

    A cool parisian lost in the South of France…

  61. Rana

    May 3, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Amazing. And the black goes well with the green background.

  62. Red Flashlight

    May 3, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Often, dressing well is a matter of looking ‘intentional.’ Not in a defensive, “I meant to do that” way, but in an “I made choices when I put on my clothes this morning” way.

    But it’s possible to over-think it. The essence of style is *unconscious* intention – truly great style-makers have a way of looking like style comes naturally to them.

    This outfit on this girl is a big shout of intention – so she’s got that part right. But it’s too much. Maybe if her shirt were not so meticulously ironed, or if her socks did not poke so perfectly out of her boots, or if she had chosen a better skirt, she could pull it off.

    Nice to see an old jacket from the 1980′s still has some life in it, though.

  63. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful backdrop – reminds me of an Agatha Christie’s Murder under the sun and a Rousseau painting. Tres jolie!

  64. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 8:33 am

    I think she is a beautful lady so don’t get me wrong here but the photo is a great example of how self understanding combined with fashion sense can allow you to transform yourself.

    I think she is a very pretty young lady but the clothes she has selected transform her into a very exciting and sexy creature, not her normal look wearing “just anything”. And she pulls it off without the least bit of banality

    Very nice!

  65. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I am not feeling great today but the sartorialist always makes me smile. I completely LOVE and admire your job but I specially like the way you talk to us (that kindness) May be that´s what I apreciate the most. Nice shoot, best wishes, nash

  66. Caroline

    May 3, 2008 at 9:32 am

    give me this outfitttt. its all perfect.

  67. LW

    May 3, 2008 at 9:42 am

    I don’t understand. I live in the city, but I see women in ankle boots but rarely. You seem to find every woman anywhere who owns a pair of black ankle boots. What’s that all about anyway?

  68. Jenni

    May 3, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Thank you for showing us the grand mistakes as well as the perfection. I love that this blog is about personal style. The people you choose to photograph are always trying something — they are not simply following. I get what this girl is trying to do, though it isn’t working as well in practice as is must have felt in theory. I know what it is like to wake up — or go to sleep with — a vision of a great ensemble only to put it on and find that it really fails. Black just doesn’t feel fresh right now — especially black separates. The jacket is too big for her, the shoulders too strong, and the rolled sleeves too Don Johnson. The hair is great, but would look better with a more feminine outfit. She seems to be trying to balance the bare legs with the booties using the socks, but they just wind up looking like one of those guys who wears his black socks with his white shoes. I don’t have a problem with the skirt length. Good idea, bad execution.

    P.S. Thank you for taking such good photographs.

  69. momo

    May 3, 2008 at 10:07 am

    She’s lovely, but I don’t like the trend for black in this lovely summery place. I guess these fashion-forward folks are anticipating the fall, but why be drab in such a lovely place?

  70. Anne Corrons

    May 3, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Black looks always trendy!

  71. Pres

    May 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    The big jacket&rolled sleeves is retro done right. Excellent look for her.

  72. myevilempire

    May 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I’m not loving the ankle boots/socks. They really cut off her legs and combined with the squareness of the silhouette, make her look a bit stocky. Interesting, though.

  73. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I don’t really mind if a woman’s legs aren’t the best and I don’t really mind if she displays her not-the-best legs but I do wish a woman with less-than-best legs would dress them to their greatest advantage. This is an abysmal effort and a profound disappointment.

  74. NYBlondes

    May 3, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    She is gorgeous!!!

  75. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    i wish you’d change the settings so when we click to enlarge a picture it would open in a different window.

  76. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    everyone’s making judgments about the look as a WHOLE — i’m surprised more commenters didn’t rave about that awesome “boyfriend” blazer.

    slightly oversized, worn, and with rolled up sleeves — so good!

  77. jana

    May 3, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    i think this is an example of taking menswear a few steps overboard. she’s a beautiful girl, but she’s just drowning in the cut of this jacket. i love the socks with the heels, and the sleeves rolled up is a nice touch, but the soulders on the jacket should be a bit more tailored.

    she’s definitely going for a chloe sevigny look, but i think Miss S would have a slightly more fitted top, and maybe a shorter skirt.

  78. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I like to assess a look in what I feel the instant I see it. I saw a black square on a pair of legs that looked not particularly attractive. Now, I see that the problem lies in the skirt. Inverted V is OK if longer. At this length it is making the widest part of her legs look wider, and let’s face it, a skirt pulled up and into the crotch is never attractive or classy. Make this edit, and you’ve got a look!

  79. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    every week i go on post secret to check ouit the secrets and this week i saw this one and thought, “so do i”.

    i think you’ll enjoy it.

  80. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 2:48 am

    RisquĂ© cut on the skirt but good to see she’s wearing panties.

    Daring and superb.

  81. Willa

    May 4, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Not loving this look. The blazer looks like she borrowed her boyfriend’s because she was cold.

    And is that a Balenciaga biker bag? Yawn.

  82. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 3:45 am

    This is what i think every morning when i choose an outfit:

    you’re so inspiring

  83. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 4:39 am

    Hi Sart,

    Have you gone post secret today? Have you readers gone on it as well? Welll there is is a hreat postcard which shoes how influential you are. I guess if you pictures can speak words then the comment made would be what every viewer of your website will think when they get dressed.

    So much for dressing for the other or same sex!!


    Anon from sydney

  84. Abbie

    May 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Sartorialist—you may want to head over to and take a look.

  85. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 11:03 am

    i think she looks butch and black?? its spring in south of france!! i cant think of anywhere thats more beautiful at this time of year and to wear black just kills it, but its a nice picture

  86. Some Like It Fashion

    May 4, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Love the strong lines of this outfit. I *heart* the shoulder shape. Although I agree with the people who said the clothes kinda jar with the surroundings.

  87. jen

    May 4, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    fyi–sartorialist was mentioned in post secret this week.

  88. Look

    May 4, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, a textbook Stefano Pilati look. Cool stuff

  89. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    i want to be there!

  90. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    My first thought was: the Natasha Lyonne that never went off the deep end.

  91. Sarah

    May 4, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Hello Sartorialist!
    I just wanted to let you know that there was a secret that mentioned you on PostSecret. It’s not mine, but I wish it was.

  92. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 12:15 am

    very olsen the row, but she’s trying too hard.

  93. Erika

    May 5, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Go to before Saturday. I don’t know if you have ever read this site before, but it is great. There is something Sartorialist related on it this week!

  94. emily

    May 5, 2008 at 2:46 am

    wow i love this – mostly because its not just a trendy ‘oversized’ blazer – it is literally too big for her (the shoulders) and it looks fantastic. esp with the skirt – that hemline is awesome. and the blazer’s visible lining! and the boots AND socks!

  95. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 3:04 am

    What an interesting hemline! Great shot.

    p.s. have you seen this? from postsecret:

  96. amanda h

    May 5, 2008 at 3:32 am

  97. mzd

    May 5, 2008 at 6:35 am

    i’m a big fan with all black.
    tres chic.

  98. Nairobian Perspective

    May 5, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Congrats on your blog, i’ve just been googling for the most influential bloggers of all time and your blog was well featured especially in the fashion industry and from the pictures i can see why!

  99. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I have looked at this over and over again and still don’t like it. Separately the pieces are nice, but…. I guess, like the lady in Times Square, I just don’t like the short black socks with short boots and short skirt (for one). I just keep thinking it looks like she forgot her pants.

  100. Amywilliams

    May 5, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Oh I love this – I like the masculinity of the shoulders on the blazer.

  101. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    amazing outfit. sky high skirt looks good on her long slender legs. Can’t say much about the shoes though.

  102. Secret Diary

    May 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    i wanna BE this girl….


    May 5, 2008 at 5:52 pm


  104. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    yes she looks cute, but the outfit is so contrived ive seen it a billion times in new york

  105. Vinny

    May 5, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    I’m not CRAZY about this, but it still looks good. I really like the blzer and ankle boots. The skirt, however, does nothing to flatter this woman’s legs.

  106. Anselmus Ario

    May 6, 2008 at 7:38 am

    tres chic

  107. Julie Irene

    May 6, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    This outfit reminds me of YSL’s first collections. His vision was to make women feel strong, sexy, and confident. She looks like all of those things

  108. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Arguably, this look has been around for a while, but I think it still has lots of charm!
    She can do it because she’s so pretty.
    And also because she’s found the right jacket. I hope to find one for myself before the look gets completely exhausted.

  109. CHIC NOIR

    May 6, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    I love everything about her look. This is a look I can see the Olsen twins wearing one day.

  110. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 2:39 am

    The clothes are fine, they remind me of myself in 1985 – men’s jackets, asymmetry, head to toe black, boots and bare legs, too-short skirts – and it’s fun to see a new generation reinventing those ideas. But the clothes don’t really matter, because really they’re just a framing device for the legs and the hair. They’re what we see first. She’s very good at framing!

  111. stefani blazevic

    May 7, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    this is awesome!
    first i thought it was one of the olsen twins
    keep doing your thing girl !

  112. 3122131213

    May 8, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    She reminds me of Ludivine Sagnier. Don’t hate, congratulate!

  113. bomb.ass.ting

    May 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    She is tremendously stylish. The hair style makes it so amazing altogether.

  114. webwizzy

    May 9, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    really nice outfit !!!

  115. On Your Left

    May 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Amazing, amazing, amazing! The shoulder pads definitely make the outfit. I don’t necessarily like the socks but she can definitely pull it of with those legs!
    Very, very nice.

  116. Ange

    May 29, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I love the hem on her skirt. I think if it were more bland the outfit wouldn’t work. Don’t like her hairstyle, considering she has such nice hair…it does fit the mood though.

  117. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:38 am

    her style looks just like the olsen twins, right?

  118. Liluko

    March 3, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Lose the socks. I like the sleeves rolled up on the blazer. I would rather see a bright coloured bag instead of the black. I like the hair but it could look elegant up, especially if she has a long neck.

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