Wednesday, September 30, 2009

On the Street…Anna & Viviana, Milano


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  1. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm


  2. God's Favorite Shoes!

    September 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Okay, I seriously need to move elsewhere. There aren't enough chic people around me like these women! Great Photos!

  3. Jacqueline

    September 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    yay for puffy shoulders!

  4. F.S

    September 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm

  5. Christina

    September 30, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I want EVERYTHING they're wearing, and I NEVER say that…loves it.

  6. StyleSpy

    September 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    LoveloveLOVE that vibrant color next to the black & white. D'ya think they call one another the night before and decide what they'll wear? Probably not, but I love the idea.

  7. Cornflake40

    September 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Nice colors, but the woman doesn't look good in the zebra print dress in the second picture. It doesn't fit her personality. It would look better on an older woman with huge blond hair and tons of make-up who looks totally tacky! Seriously.

  8. Fezinha

    September 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Bright yellow shirt + blue pants. Something to copy just now. But I don't like the puff sleeves…just my opinion, but seem that she doesn't have a neck. With no puff shoulders, would be perfect. LOved the shoes, in particular at the 1st pic.
    I need to say that I love your work, though it's redundant, I know.

  9. Emmy

    September 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    that second shot is just stunning. the lighting really makes the amazing colours more vibrant. love.

  10. josephine

    September 30, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    beautiful ladies! love these shots

  11. Wikifashion

    September 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I love the patent nude shoes in the first shot, so beautiful :)

  12. Tiffany Marie

    September 30, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I love their smiles in the first photo and those electric blue trousers in the second photo are so VA-VA-VOOM

  13. JouJou Loves You

    September 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the colors. What a breath of fresh air!!!!

  14. Ivy Lane

    September 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm


  15. C

    September 30, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    love anna, she always dresses different from others and in a sort of eccentric way.
    sale items added.

  16. elisha

    September 30, 2009 at 6:27 pm


  17. Brigadeiro

    September 30, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! The colours, the shoes!

  18. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Anna looks elegant and adorable in that black suit with the bright cherry YSL shoes.

    And I love the color combination of chocolate brown and pink in Viviana's outfit in the same pic. Such cute pink shoes!

  19. Cristina

    September 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    ahhh the shoes. omg shoes!

  20. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    September 30, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    so classy love these looks!

  21. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Milan is very much about luxury-style. Those outfits are amazing but they scream thousands of euros!
    In my opinion it's not so challenging to combine a great look with an almost unlimited budget at disposal. I'm seeking for more REAL streestyle fashion an contrasts: expensive/cheap, modern/vintage, simple/extravagant, etc.
    That's what inspires me at most and the reason why I love London and NY shots. I would appreciate to see some asian cities too. Any planned trip there Sart?

  22. Tiffany

    September 30, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Love the colours in the 2nd photo.

  23. Cecylia

    September 30, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    They are a force to be reckoned with. And wardrobes to die for.

  24. Joy Mars

    September 30, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    So is this site supposed to be about real people on the street, or is it about The Popes of The Fashionistas — those movers and shakers who create the slick magazines?

    I'd rather see gorgeous models wearing haute couture–but I'd really rather see real people doing their real thing.

    I hope this is "all Anna all the time" is just because it's fashion week in Milan.

    I'll come back later.

  25. Serg Riva

    September 30, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    together we speak a language of thieves. Nouns and adverbs stolen from sleeping beauties who woke-up without pronouns, put on their dark glasses and went out for the day.

  26. katthroatworld

    September 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    exquisite! WOW…

  27. Cassandra

    September 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Gorgeous, bold women.

  28. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Both women are wearing great clothing. However in my very humble opinion Anna would benefit from hair in better condition and straight posture. She has the tall,slim figure necessary to pull off her fantastic dresses she just needs to stand up straight like she means it. Viviana looks more naturally chic to me.

  29. l, williams

    September 30, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    aaaa mazing. love how their fashion fits blend beautifully together too

  30. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Who are these amazing women? What do they do? They have been on the sartorialist many times!

  31. Raquel

    September 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Blu Cobalto!! I have been lusting over finding pants like these for a while now. You made my day. Im dreaming. They look dreamy.

  32. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    to me the spirit/intention of "on the street" is that it is regular people, not fashion people, who are wearing regular people clothes. They are more interesting/inspiring. the same fashion girls… meh.

  33. Well Done

    September 30, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    really? those sleeves are silly and she needs a good haircut.

  34. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    :) Love it. Wouldn't wear the puffy sleaves myself- but I'm not Anna. She can get away with anything.

  35. Daniel John Hardy

    September 30, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    These woman are so amazingly dressed! I really love the second picture, its reminds me why i work in the fashion industry.

  36. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    OMG!!!! I am so jealous!!!!! What chic, chic women! If I can pull off what they're wearing with half their style, I'll be one happy lady :)

  37. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    fit, tanned and glam. they exude confidence and style….and power


    September 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    After seeing the yellow blouse and blue trousers, it makes me want to wear that exact outfit with just different colored variation ALL YEAR ROUND.

    So incredibly (and effortlessly) chic.

    Just gasp-worthy.


  39. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    all I really have to say is I AM SO SICK OF THOSE SUNGLASSES. I think everything else is great, creative, bright, but that look with those sunglasses is wayyyy over done and everyone has a pair now.

  40. Fashion4Life

    September 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    second pic is fierce!! loving the color contrast

  41. beths

    September 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I know this goes against the grain of the comments, but Anna's look often appears harsh, almost brittle, to me–that quality subtracts from the "fun." I can't attribute this to Sartorialist photos, but must be the equation of her look + my eye.

  42. Nick Leonard

    September 30, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I really like Anna's outfit in the second photo.

  43. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Black and white equals the best~!

  44. Katy McDevitt

    September 30, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I'm pretty meh on the clothes except the gorgeous blue suit (which is delicious in terms of shape, colour, and texture), but day-um, I'd commit a crime to get my hands either pair of the shoes in the first photo.


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  47. Dannie

    September 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    i love the shoulders in these looks ;)

  48. Almaty Street Fashion

    September 30, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    So elegant! I love it!!
    Thank you!

  49. Molly Jean

    October 1, 2009 at 12:11 am


  50. chula

    October 1, 2009 at 1:22 am

    marvellosu… anna & viviana, every day a lesson of stylish…animals & colors

  51. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 1:48 am

    love the look of the lady on the right side of first pic.. Mix of white, beige, brown and black diamonds looks so elegant and retro. Also like the shoes!

  52. Aimee

    October 1, 2009 at 1:58 am

    love the color and prints in the second picture! and i love the red necklace paired with the black & white leopard!

  53. w.m

    October 1, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Great color match

  54. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 2:25 am

    The shoes are beautiful…but look incredibly painful to wear.

  55. FvaD.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Viviana ! (to the right ?!) flawless ..reminds me of Ali Macgraw

    I <3

    [email protected]

  56. Astianatte

    October 1, 2009 at 3:06 am

    ok. they are powerful, beautyful and so well dressed but.. there's 4 Anna dello Russo's pictures, 3 of Viviana and 2 about Aurora.. i mean.. isn't too much???? i just can imagine after the paris fasion week.. we can do a complete 12 month's calendar about them.

  57. The Sartorialist

    October 1, 2009 at 3:13 am

    for Joy Mars,
    You're making a very common mistake – dismissing a photo or a person because you think they are too "fashionista".

    Forget the names of these people, forget who they are and forget the labels they wear and just focus on their exquisite sense of proportion, color combinations and how they have each created a unique style for themselves.

    Viv is a color genius, Aurora is about sleek chic and Anna is all about drama!
    if you focus on that instead of making excuses for why not to like it then you might learn something from these modern style icons.

    I have.

  58. e

    October 1, 2009 at 3:16 am

    these girls have some fabulous shoes!!

  59. sofiasophie

    October 1, 2009 at 3:31 am

    gorgeous Viviana
    love the combo electric blue + yellow!

  60. kaytaInga

    October 1, 2009 at 3:44 am

    Wow – the yellow and blue is stunning!! But… idunno…the leapord print puff sleeve is a little "Eddy" from Ab Fab…

  61. Emilie

    October 1, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Classy, beautiful!

  62. meraldia

    October 1, 2009 at 4:26 am

    These two ladies are absolutely stylish!

  63. Kimberley

    October 1, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Impressive. I am dying for that Dolce dress

  64. Johnny

    October 1, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Mr S – Joy Mars is not making a "very common mistake". Once you start doing repeat photos and postings of the same non-fashion industry person, then we could perhaps have that debate. You know this anyway; it's fine, but we shouldn't pretend that it's just another person, just another photograph. In addition, and with all due respect, this woman's personal style seems to consist of nothing more than wearing whatever happens to be most on trend on a particular day. If ever there was an example of the clothes wearing the wearer, surely this is it.

  65. Roberta

    October 1, 2009 at 5:29 am

    Che classe!!! R.

  66. Richard

    October 1, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Is that a man's Rolex the woman in the first photo is wearing?

  67. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Chic and very italian!

  68. Blue Piranha

    October 1, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Scott, I agree with you. I don't love, or understand, *every* shot you take, but it's YOUR blog. And it's fascinating enough to keep me coming back for three years now.

    I love seeing the "regular joe" people, but it's fun to see how the fashion set dress too. I like the variety!

  69. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Aah, all those shoes! Such a dream……..

  70. John

    October 1, 2009 at 9:03 am

    …….Both of them look fantastic….and while I'm sure these are expensive items I'm also sure that the yellow blouse, blue pants and shoes are reproducable if you look as good as Viviana… fact I've seem many pics here on the streets of NYC of girls looking just as good….and btw I like the mix of high fashion icons and everyday folks….keep up the good work

  71. John Agee Paris

    October 1, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Anna, we need more like you! You have no fashion fear! Mille grazie!

  72. Suzanne

    October 1, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Love the cherry shoes and love the vibrant colours. Don't love the animal dress at all. A little bit of 80s never hurt anyone, but this is more than a little bit.

  73. Timea

    October 1, 2009 at 11:35 am


  74. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I'm feeling the sentiments made by Joy Mars.

  75. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful transvestites both!

  76. Tyrel

    October 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I'm okay with puffy shoulders but that modified leopard print number makes it look like the wearer is either shrugging up her shoulders or jutting out her neck (or both!). The modified print is great but the silhouette created by the piece looks unnatural and uncomfortable.

  77. Life of a French Fashionista in Milano

    October 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I love Viviana's style definitely!

  78. Sophie, the Barton Girl

    October 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Anna pulls off these outfits with amazing aplomb – she's amazingly stylish and never freakish. Truly gob-smacking!

  79. Since Age Zero

    October 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    vivianna picks the best colors EVER!

    anyone agree what when she smiles (and has her shades on), she reminds one of old-school alanis morissette (from the 90s)?


  80. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    LOVE the pic on top, esp. the dress on the right.

    HATE the 80s puffy shoulders. Too costumey.

    Love the blue/yellow combo on the gal beside ole' puff shoulders.

    They both look very "at work" sophisticated.

  81. Va`

    October 1, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    really really amazing!!!

  82. The Sartorialist

    October 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    For Johnny 5:20
    Now you are making a very common mistake- over simplifying.
    Sorry but the reason ADR is so stylish is that she actually has a style and DOESN"T follow every trend.

    ADR is photographed a lot, correct?
    especially the last 3 or 4 years

    So me 5 photos of her wearing pants.

    I can't think of even one time I have ever seen her wear pants.

    or jeans

    or flats

    I know her and I know she has style, real style, true style because she loves fashion and style but keeps a very clear vision of what that means to her.

    go ahead , 5 shots of her wearing pants

  83. B a la Moda

    October 1, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Great style. Love all the outfits, colors and shapes.

    B* a la Moda

  84. Amber

    October 1, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    It's Anna's world. We all just live in it!

  85. Tanya N

    October 1, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Great picture – it looks almost surreal. Completely captures the quintessential Milan fashion woman. Great lighting too!

    BTW, congrats on the Vogue article, it's amazing. I posted your blog in my Facebook status — your pictures need to be seen by everyone, they make my day :)

  86. lady d

    October 1, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    anna dello russo is screaming Dolce FW 09 all over. I love the other girl's colour combination, cause I love colour. but generally speaking, after these Milano pictures, I have to say I miss London.

  87. Teffy

    October 1, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Anna Dello Russo is my fashion icon of the season, she always looks very elegant

  88. Johnny

    October 2, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Mr S, I appreciate your response (and also your posting my comment). I respectfully disagree that I'm over-simplifying. The pants point is a bit of a red herring I'm afraid. I'm pretty sure I've seen 5 pictures of her wearing Balmain jackets, but I'm not sure that massive-shouldered, nipped-waisted blazers would have formed a material part of her wardrobe before Mr Decarnain got started with it. I didn't say she followed every trend; just the "hottest" ones. That said, it's entirely possible that that sort of look was a natural evolution from her personal style at the time; this is perhaps your point.

  89. birdoflight

    October 2, 2009 at 9:06 am

    What beautiful smiles and pins they have!.. I prefer by far the colors and proportions, as Scott has outlined, here in the second photograph, but I'd keep any harsh criticisms for addressing my own wardrobe woes, if and when I may have them.. They're quite gorgeous women, it saddens me to see envy and aggression when indeed they are simply living and breathing fashion. That is all.

  90. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I like Anna's outfit in the first and Viviana's in the second pic. But I, too, wonder whether the Sartorialist only ever shoots fashion industry people or also random (well-dressed) people of the street.

  91. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Scott, I definitely understand your reason for taking and posting these photos. Even a fashion moron like myself can learn things if we view them in that light. For example, I can identify with "Viv's" color sense and use it for myself.

    However (you knew that was coming, right?), this is a public forum, and you allow the public to post, so you have to expect the negative or dissenting views. Then you have to decide whether to explain to people how they have missed your point, but neither opinion is wrong (as long as the criticisms aren't personal insults).

    The comments on ADR's hair and posture are also relevant in light of the styles. For example, although she has a perfect body, great legs, etc, the big sleeves accentuate the poor alignment of her upper body. So the average woman would want to avoid this style unless she had perfect posture.

  92. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Is this the new predator look?

  93. Colleen

    October 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Give me that yellow shirt and all the shoes, pronto!

  94. Nothing 2 crew

    October 2, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Wow, these women definitely have style.

  95. Pieter

    October 3, 2009 at 4:10 am

    My comment was not posted.I specially did not goole Anna to stay objective.I guess I was a bit harsh.All I can say now is that I totally agree with Johnny.

  96. AONIE

    October 3, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Impressive…i love this two beautiful woman!

  97. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    what i love is that in the first photo, they are both wearing the same shoes and some same accessories as they are in a previous post from a day or two ago. two very different looks and they work so well in each outfit. that's the value of buying something beautiful and versatile.

  98. MOD PAUL

    October 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Johnny. You hit the nail on the head!! I'm sorry just because someone has juts and feels free to put on somthing flash dosn't mean they have style. Yo S. you can screen my comments but you can not screen what I believe….

  99. AnastasiaC

    October 4, 2009 at 7:32 am

    i love that these girls are so creative and adventurous with their dress and colour combinations – the black and white outfit on Anna is very 'fashion victim' …scary almost…she looks so much softer/real in the other post below wearing the soft sheer black number!

  100. Francesca

    October 5, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Deal All, I loved this debate. However, as I really know fashion items, I'd like to focus and "destructure" Viviana's outfits.
    In the first picture, she wears a vintage Yves Saint Laurent with a new pair pair of Miu Miu and in the second one she wears a Clo├ę shirt and Marni pants from the last season.
    This is just to say that this girl knows very well how to combine items from very very different collections and trends. So as Sart underlined, is all about style (the personal one)!!!

  101. f─▒nd─▒kkurdu

    October 7, 2009 at 1:50 am

    ADR's first outfit is pue understated perfection and the second one is flawed only by her posture. C'mon people, who else should wear this, she is larger than life.

    Viviana's Miu Miu shoes are perfection in color and style and her second outfit is lovely. i want thinner ankles for such cropped pants..

  102. Selmyra

    October 17, 2009 at 11:05 am

    in love with the animal prints stunning outfit !!!

  103. Philippine

    October 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

    to me these two are the most fashionable women of your entire blog

  104. Anonymous

    October 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    both women are totally fantastic…but in the second pic the one who's wearing blue pants looks like she is in a perfect sunny day

  105. Anonymous

    October 30, 2009 at 10:21 am

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! CRUDELIA DEVIL ON THE LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. Muscovite

    September 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm


  107. Valentina

    January 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    if Viviana put some “cocar” (indian artefact) over her head, she┬┤d look like an indian woman…she┬┤s too much beautiful!
    lovely smile,… me too. I have too big tooth

  108. Castro

    February 26, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Ageing with style,little girls need to take sum tips from this ladies

  109. Ht

    May 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    LOVE everything! But the black and white print dress is a little over-the-top for my liking.

  110. Dax

    October 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

    1e pic: love both dresses
    2e pic: only the right one.

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