I love photos like this. I don’t know what exactly was going on at this moment, but its so fun to try and imagine.


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  1. ChamaFashion

    October 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm


  2. somlou

    October 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    As a former vintage shop owner, I want to go with “scavenging.”

  3. Sevan

    October 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    This could be another writing contest !
    Anyway, prints, colors, textures and some dents in the bumper. Everyday life in a big city !

  4. Aqeel Fikree

    October 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Let’s break this down. A Camry with both corners dented, a woman wearing inconsistent colored clothes that would probably scare a scarecrow, and a trunk filled with god knows what. I love every bit of it. Just wondering if the picture was taken with her consent.

    • The Sartorialist

      October 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      yes it was

      • Gloria

        October 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm

        As a candid street photographer & candid street fashion photographer,It is not required to take consent for taking photos of someone in public place unless you use the photo for commercial purpose. Commercial purpose does not mean posting it on the web or blog. it means advertisement or product shooting…etc. I may say this photo is for art.

        Great shot. But on this shot I do not see Storialist angle. That is the point I like most about this photo.

      • Vessel

        October 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

        I’m wondering, how do you ask for someone’s consent but still capture an ‘unconsent’ like image?

        I only ask because I normally don’t ask for consent, but feel like a schmuck. I want to change my ways! Thanks in advance.

    • Name*

      October 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

      When one is in public, they are in public.

  5. Nico

    October 16, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Like the thought behind the shot!

    lowbudget-lowcost Fashion blog

  6. Elaine

    October 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    What a gorgeous coat! The pants, socks and sandals don’t go together with the coat.

  7. Pret a Porter P

    October 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Add a hat, weird sunglasses, slippers too small, and this is what I look lime checking the mail box. And I could swear someone was filming me too!!!

  8. andria

    October 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Love her mixed prints! She definitely has a style of her own, and probably likes interesting clothes. My guess would be getting stuff out of her trunk that she is hiding from her husband!

  9. C L O T H A M

    October 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Homewear in the street?

  10. Nini piccola

    October 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I love this too!!! It’s a fun free-for-all!!!

  11. Lindsey

    October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Love the coat, such a great print!

  12. Costume De Rigueur

    October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    amazingly cool.


  13. Patricia

    October 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    “Since there’s no way a photographer would just walk by and take a picture of me…”
    haha :D
    I do that sometimes.

  14. dario fattore

    October 16, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    adoro il giubbino, un po meno le infradito con calzini….


  15. Chahrazad

    October 16, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Indeed. Lovely picture!


  16. Laura

    October 16, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Great photo! Weird mix of prints and colors, but it works!


  17. queshit fashion

    October 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Very nice coat !!! But only the coat, off course It is so cool that i don’t care about the pants and shoes so bad.

  18. milex

    October 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    The socks are beyond everything

  19. Helen

    October 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I coveted the special edition J Crew Ladycoat she is wearing when it came out. Crazy photo.

  20. Linda Fraser

    October 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I would imagine if she sees this picture, she would regret wearing those pants and socks.

  21. kelsey

    October 16, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    this is great! love the mystery
    kw ladies in navy

  22. Suzy

    October 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    well, OBVIOUSLY she just wanted to make a quick run to find her actual outfit for the day — fuzzy socks because it’s getting cold here, pajamas pants tugged in so they don’t drag on nyc sidewalk, and just picked up the coat because it was lying on the back of the chair closest to the door….

  23. Erica

    October 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I want to know what’s going on too!


  24. jo

    October 17, 2013 at 12:59 am

    perfecting prints



    October 17, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Scott for some reason my eye is drawn to the sock et sandals situation…

  26. Denisa

    October 17, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Very interesting pic. Great day.


  27. Liana

    October 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

  28. Ulla

    October 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    thanks to
    i was able to add COVETED
    to my english vocabulary.
    (the pic is so cool i had to go through all he comments)
    Great !

  29. Liana

    October 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Love this shot, love this woman. Eccentric, care-free, and intriguing.

  30. Anonymous

    October 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    She is looking for a piece of clothing in the back of her trunk. Does she live there? Not likely with the way she is turned out. I would say she is an artist and probably taking stuff to be recycled or to a thrift store.

  31. Starr

    October 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    “The King and I” gone bad…

  32. Faye

    October 18, 2013 at 6:17 am


  33. Trevor

    October 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I spy SVA!

  34. dp

    October 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    A photostylist or the costume designer on some edgy independent movie?

  35. alessia

    October 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    just one word: PATTERNS!


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