Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Did You See Garance’s Post Yesterday?

Did you see Garance’s post yesterday?

She ran into Sartorialist regular Michelle Jank on Sunday in Paris.

Actually, I saw Michelle too for just a brief moment – but absolutely did not recognize her. The last time I saw her was when I took the below photograph. Wow – talk about a chameleon!
I guess that’s one of the traits of highly creative people: an ambition to constantly evolve.


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  1. Vanessa

    June 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    That second pic is going in my brain bank of "inspirational outfits"…and I want that necklace!

  2. kesi

    June 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    She's still stunning.


  3. eljovendario

    June 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Beautiful pictures,



  4. Meredith Howard

    June 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    That is absolutely amazing. I don't think I would recognized her if she was my best friend. I wonder what prompts her to make such a tremendous change.

    - Meredith

  5. Martha

    June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Wow. I love both of these images! That is really a transformation though, I still wouldn't think they are the same person unless you told me.

  6. Tobistyle93

    June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    The black dress is amazing!!!


  7. Franka

    June 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm




    June 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    that change in style is incredible…. switching between such strong personas really proves true skill and mastering of syle – not just your own, but that of other's too. Impressive.

  9. Kathleen

    June 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I do love the variety, the invention, the re-invention.

  10. shervinsworld

    June 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Mega Stunning
    Mega Class
    Mega Fashion!


  11. M. Fernanda

    June 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Very dramatic dress and I love it!

  12. caterina

    June 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    the devil is in the details: the ring of the more recent picture is the heritage of the former mindset …

  13. Mallory

    June 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    her dress is gorgeous.

  14. BaronessVonVintage

    June 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    STUNNING, but wow, what a transformation, too!

  15. Jenna

    June 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I love it when people can change their look so drastically while still keeping true to some of their inner elements.

  16. nakedqueen

    June 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    love this necklace so much!

  17. The PvdH Journal

    June 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    What an incredibly special persona. Thanks for the link Scott, it made Garance's post even better.



  18. Thrifted

    June 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Total contrast, but she looks great in both.


  19. everyday a floor show

    June 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm


  20. s

    June 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    the pic of garance is so beautidul ;D


  21. Anonymous

    June 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Are you SURE that's the same person???

  22. Sing

    June 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Wow, looks like two different women. Excellent style both ways though.

  23. fashion and frank

    June 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I love that she has changed her look that much – it is amazing! I guess a new haircut deserves a new look and she is clearly very creative (she designs jewellery i think) – top post! x


  24. chicboom

    June 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Super power!!!

  25. Loca por tu Ropa

    June 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    You are right!! I wish you photographed Madonna!!

  26. InesT

    June 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Love the lace dress :D

    Follow me, if you still aren't ;)
    Have a fashionable day! <3
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  27. Rachael

    June 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Wow! That's pretty amazing! Love both outfits. That black dress is so pretty!


  28. Marcel Da Chump

    June 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Her transition from pastels

    to charcoal on the

    canvas of her life– inspires.

  29. Rachel

    June 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    That dress is very Audrey Hepburn

  30. Sarah

    June 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Stunning dress

  31. Susan

    June 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Really great change. Both looks are super. But her eyes are sad.

  32. Style Tone Zagreb

    June 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I love this red necklace and her attitude is amazing!!

  33. DENiSE

    June 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Wow! Looks like a completely different person! I love her style.

  34. haley âžµ ann

    June 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Goodness that dress! how adorable.

  35. Mila

    June 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I did not recognize her! She is still beautiful in both photos!


  36. carole

    June 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Love both looks…especially the lace dress! Beautiful!


    June 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    oh my god that's such a difference!! she looks incredible in both styles – new icon!!!


  38. carole

    June 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Love both looks…especially the lace dress! Beautiful!

  39. Helen

    June 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Magnificent dress! Love the pumps, keeping the outfit unfussy

  40. lollipop4598

    June 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I like both outfits. But the dark hair and neutral palette is much better. God change. I suppose its mostly a hair change, and then everything else went with it.

  41. Marcela

    June 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I did see Garance's post from yesterday and I am shocked. She does not seem like the same person.
    Wow, what a difference.

  42. songbird

    June 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    oh yes i saw her there,never would have recognised her!!


  43. Lauren

    June 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    That is quite a transformation! No wonder you didn't recognize her.

    The Styleseer

  44. M

    June 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I cannot believe that is the same person – just wonderful.
    I already commented on the post yesterday but I may as well credit her beauty on here, too. Stunning dress.


  45. Suzy Wu

    June 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    or vise versa –> highly AMBITIOUS people have the CREATIVITY to constantly evolve.


    hehe =)

  46. Anonymous

    June 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Both photos are beautiful and stunning, I particularly love the first look, that dress is a stunner. Though she looks much more sad and almost ill in the recent photograph. As though something tragic aged her- But again, its a beautiful look none the less

  47. The Foolish Aesthete

    June 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I she was so lovely in Garance's post. Hardly recognizable from your photo, but she is equally singular in her style!

  48. pennyandhenry

    June 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I love the ability to evolve in fashion. Getting stuck in one image can really limit one's personal style. She looks gorgeous in both pictures!

  49. Yajaira

    June 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    lovely dress

  50. Anonymous

    June 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Yes that's definitely Michelle Jank in both pics. The neck piece is her own. She has been creating them for years. Look her up – she's an amazing designer. Elaine

  51. Maya H

    June 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    amazing outfit I love the first one

  52. Copper Etiquette

    June 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Yes she looked amazing

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  53. Evan

    June 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    BELLA BELLA..WOW the colors are great too!!!


  54. Jessie

    June 28, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    One amazing lady, love her work.

  55. Fine and Sunny

    June 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Love this look, so easy to achieve

  56. Anonymous

    June 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    the black vintage…….looks heavy maybe on stage not for me

  57. Anonymous

    June 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    actually i don't care for her as a blonde either

  58. Anonymous

    June 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    That crinoline skirt is the bee's knees. All six of them.

  59. FashionableAwkward

    June 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I really enjoy this post. It's so interesting to see the change in her style and hair. Her dress is also the cutest/edgiest thing ever, which is probably why I adore it so!


  60. Anonymous

    June 29, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Funky post.

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  61. Anonymous

    June 29, 2011 at 12:24 am

    She is so amazing, creates adorable jewellery and owns whatever style she adapts. Was the latter pic when she was stylist for Tsubi?
    Her hair is perfect

  62. Jordana @ White Cabana

    June 29, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Woah – wild transformation. Both beautiful images & looks.

  63. Anonymous

    June 29, 2011 at 12:51 am

    My two adult daughters tell me women cut and restyle their hair after a big breakup. Classic case?

  64. rebel belle vintage

    June 29, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Wow! Talk about a total transformation! I absolutely love her look in the second picture, it's effortless and charming.


  65. Peter

    June 29, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Great contrast! The face seems to me to tell the same story though, and I'm sort of thinking it's not all happy. The change might be a positive attempt to evolve, but the face makes me think she's running away or trying to be distracted. She's definitely a strong person though. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your work.

  66. Nomadic D.

    June 29, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Wow, I can't believe that's the same woman! I mean, of course I can, but it is such a ballsy and amazing transformation! Makes me want to go chop off my hair or dye it platinum or something!


  67. jeanne berre

    June 29, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Very nice photo. Super model

  68. Anonymous

    June 29, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Minor quibble: I think the light makeup with the dominating black hair and dress is overwhelming. A touch of color to the lips and cheeks would've made her look livelier. This is a minor nitpick, though. She is quite beautiful and stylishly put together otherwise. It takes a lot of courage to reinvent yourself like that. It's nice to see somebody so in touch with their creative aspect.

  69. Michelle Lee

    June 29, 2011 at 3:20 am



  70. Ana

    June 29, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Wow!!! that´s reinveinting style, i would´t recognize her i you didn´t told us!!!

  71. Agni

    June 29, 2011 at 3:38 am

    That's amazing how she has changed! BTW, I love both blogs: yours and G.D's as well!

  72. Anonymous

    June 29, 2011 at 4:15 am

    isnt this a picture of last summer?
    its still gorgeous though.

  73. L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival

    June 29, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Love Michelle – the ultimate style chameleon!
    She worked on this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and was amazing! Check out her style on the runway here http://www.lmff.com.au/lmff-tv/lmff-2011/lmff-2011-day-1.

  74. soffisingles

    June 29, 2011 at 4:48 am

  75. outinsight

    June 29, 2011 at 4:49 am

    wow – what an incredible change! she looks great on both pictures – from head to toe actually (as far as you can see them)

  76. E...

    June 29, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Loving the lace dress and the bag, it loks like the "wu bag"


  77. Anonymous

    June 29, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Cool Australian chick. Great photo's xxx

  78. Diana Mendes

    June 29, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Personally I don't find such radical changes very interesting. I love it when people have a very defined sense of personal style and stick to it throughout the years… Of course there's room for improvement and evolution, but the foundations are the same. But that's just me! She proves however that she's a very creative person!

  79. Olivia

    June 29, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Great look! I love it!))

  80. mon sac by me

    June 29, 2011 at 6:33 am

    What a cleaver girl ……..!


  81. vintage engagement rings

    June 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I love the bracelets… very funky and cool!

  82. anastacia bogdanova

    June 29, 2011 at 7:11 am

    this dress is gorgeous!



    June 29, 2011 at 7:30 am


  84. Nyrha

    June 29, 2011 at 8:23 am

    The first look is so dramatic! Love it


  85. KimChicSisters

    June 29, 2011 at 9:25 am

  86. Suzanne Bean

    June 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

    The first photo seems to say 1950's Goth!!!! Love it!!!

  87. Beautifulnoir

    June 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

    wow, total change!! love the look!!

  88. Anonymous

    June 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

    that is so cool and inspiring!

  89. Hottrendshopping

    June 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful Photos!

  90. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    June 29, 2011 at 11:32 am

    love the look!!! very nice and fashionnn…!!!! looovee it!

  91. Anne

    June 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Amazing! And oh so lovely!

  92. amelia

    June 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    absolutely in love with that rose necklace and lace is always in style, in my book!


  93. The Bohmerian

    June 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

  94. L.C.M.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Bam. Dark and light.

    http://www.unepipe.tumblr.com for fashion and art

  95. Goguma

    June 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Love the second pic. The bracelets make the outfit for me. And the nonchalant rips in the jeans..


  96. Nina

    June 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    the last pic is my favorite :)


  97. rox

    June 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    the second look is so colourful and full of life! altough her face expression is more serious, she looks so much more alive!!.. Good job!


  98. Fromageball

    June 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I bet she has a really cool personality…and I also love the necklace and bracelets!

  99. Miguel Ignacio

    June 29, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    First photo is just timeless.

    Lovely shoot.

  100. Kacie

    June 29, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Super fabulous! Love that. How amazing!


  101. The Girl Next Door

    June 30, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Wow i would not have recognised her either!!! especially due to the lack of her usual fabulous jewelery adornment!


  102. doris day

    June 30, 2011 at 7:20 am

    An inspirational Aussie :) always loved her style, she's an icon!

  103. Lauren

    June 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Two beautiful looks for the day. I think i prefer her as a blonde, but the fact that she can pull of a brunette bob as well says a lot!

  104. Anonymous

    June 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    As a fellow IU apparel merchandising student with a passion for fashion and photography and the common drive to combine the two, posts like these are inspiring.

  105. Jake & Davies

    July 2, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Such a beautiful Photo!


  106. psh

    July 2, 2011 at 7:30 am

    red lips& red roses… impressive!

  107. Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    July 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    WOW what a change. I loved both of the styles, but the black dress is so fab! She sure is a kameleon;)

  108. cowgirlinaz

    July 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Love the black dress! Beautiful!
    Fashion comes in many forms…

  109. Kristine in Santa Barbara

    July 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I'm hoping that Scott didn't mean chameleon. A chameleon is a creature that has capacity to blend into or match its surroundings (to not stand out…in order to protect themselves). This woman has evolving and dynamic personal style. Not exactly a chameleon. :)

  110. Anonymous

    July 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I had the pleasure to work with Michelle on a shoot in Australia. She is incredibly talented and a super friendly person!

  111. Bella

    July 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    She looks amazing in both! Completely unrecognisable though

  112. adelloodel

    July 6, 2011 at 8:33 am

    absolutely love what she put together!

  113. Anonymous

    July 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    This looks like two totally different women but she is stunning in the black dress. I can't help but wonder where she's going?

  114. Maryanne

    July 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    from 1980's to 1950's..by way of a cut with colour…and clothing to match the decade.

  115. lindayoga

    August 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    What a stunning necklace.

  116. Namrata

    March 7, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Simple and chic! Love both the outfits!


  117. Simone Fraser

    November 3, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I am flabbergasted. FLAB-BER-GAS-TED. It took me several seconds to register that this dark-haired mademoiselle is Michelle Jank, even with her name in before me. I’ve seen her hair colour and style, and clothing looks differ dramatically over the years but this is the first time I didn’t recognise her. I wish you had more time to little profiles on your regular subjects, Scott. I’m interested in reading a bit of their creative lives as well as their favourite sartorial habits.

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