Friday, November 2, 2007

On the Street….Black & Black, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 10:22 am

    The outfit on the right is very sleek, looks good with her thin figure. Love the tights and the heels. The woman on the right, her outfit is somewhat awkward with the short pants (I know it’s a style, but it doesn’t fit her body), and then the shoes don’t exactly fit with the bottoms. The shape of the bottoms actually creates a weird shape on her body, unflattering in my opinion. I like her scarf, though.

  2. AnonymousJK

    November 2, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Wow! Two totally different looks, yet the same meaning is conveyed using the colour black!

  3. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 10:33 am

    great combination , great scarf

  4. andrea

    November 2, 2007 at 10:51 am

    The colour Black comes in so many colours as we can see. The stockings, the boots, the skirt – amazing!

  5. Simone S.

    November 2, 2007 at 11:14 am

    I always love what everyone else hates…oh well.

    LOVE the shoes on the left…and think it goes perfectly.

  6. fashionholic

    November 2, 2007 at 11:29 am

    black is always black and it’s always hot!

  7. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 11:29 am

    I think they both look great.

    The woman on the right is a danish jeweler, her name is Jo Riis Hansen, and she makes very pretty jewelry, she has a brand, Line & Jo with another danish jeweler called Line Hallberg.

  8. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 11:34 am

    I love the look on the right, but the woman on the left is so beautiful!

  9. Alice Olive

    November 2, 2007 at 11:58 am

    OMG – I want the shoes on the left. Perfectly highlighted by the shorter trouser length and a slim ankle.

  10. Deja Pseu

    November 2, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    Both lovely. Those shoes on the left, though….I feel a serious covet coming on….

  11. t

    November 2, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    wow love love love the bow shoes! then again i seem to be somewhat biased towards anything with bows on.

  12. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    I love how she wears H&M skirt so well. ( i have it too!)
    Great example for mixing hi& Lo. without looking cheap. ( I assume the boots are pricy)

  13. faunae

    November 2, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    gimme gimme! me too, me too! Where can I get the shoes on the left??? PS. Sart – my first post – been a daily viewer ever since you shot one of my friends last Nov. I work in a fashionless suburb and LOVE this daily fashion fix!

  14. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    I love it–this makes me want to start walking around in all black, which I never do. The woman on the right is so sleek, I want to copy her entire outfit. I wonder if the necklace is her own design?

    The woman on the left–I would never wear the pants in that way, but I love that she is pulling it off. And yes, her shoes–!! So covetable.

    They both have amazing attitudes, expressed both sartorially and in their body language.

    They look sophisticated, playful, tough and edgy all at once. *sigh* my ideal!

  15. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Following a previous comment, I looked up the jewelry design company of the woman on the right.

    Equisite work. I’m not much of jewelry person, but, I suddenly wish I were. Beautiful objects.

    – desertwind

  16. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    The taller woman has nice legs.She also looks younger than the woman on the left. IĀ“m a bit bored with the big scarf,seen quite a few of them lately.It isnĀ“t an easy piece to carry gracefully.

  17. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    The bow shoes on the left are kickin’! I love the butch-femme contrasts between these two women. I’m not sure if it was intentional, but tho they are wearing essentially the same thing, it shows two entirely different ways of putting together something.

  18. m-

    November 2, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    style style style. the woman on the right — she makes having style look so easy. great finds sart!
    as for anonymous 329pm–what does age or looking younger than another have to do with style?

  19. madam bombastic

    November 2, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    just to put facts straight: Jo Riis Hansen the very talented danish jeweler is the one on the LEFT, so she’s the one with the scarf.

    But whatever they both look great. I like how different they look even though they both do black. yeah the stockings detail look so cool and texture-ish – is that a word?

  20. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    love the suicide bomber scarf.

  21. DeepBlueSea

    November 2, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Unbelievably cool jewellery !
    (I checked their site:

    Also there’s a pic of both line and jo on the
    ‘behind’ page of that website. Both look stunning. I’ll be darned if it’s not the two women we see here, chez Sart!

    But wow, what jewellery!

  22. JĀ“adoreBags!

    November 2, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    I like black!

  23. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Whenever I wear head-to-toe black I worry that it’s all a bit too much. Yet these girls show that it can be done with great success. The girl on the left looks rather good in those jodphur-style pants

  24. Anonymous

    November 2, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Quick, Maggie Alderson in today’s Good Weekend Magazine (of the Sydney Morning Herald) posted a short article about the Sartorialist.

  25. pas

    November 3, 2007 at 12:21 am

    what’s that shoes on the left?
    gosh, so yummy

    but that scarf. iuh,,so sick of it. people wear it nowadays like it’s something you can get anywhere on the street.

  26. Just an Observation

    November 3, 2007 at 1:27 am

    The one on the left with the scarf ..OOO LALA…she is really expressing a style that I like …..she’s got style…the kind that I like!

  27. Anonymous

    November 3, 2007 at 4:54 am

    Great looks – Love the scarf, the bow shoes and the ankle boot. Both look very hot! The one to the right is shoe designer Cecilie Toklum and the other is Jo Riis-Hansen as mentioned in other comments.

  28. Anonymous

    November 3, 2007 at 5:44 am

    just wondering – what is with that scarf? everyone in europe seems to have that exact same scarf, black and white and starts off like a checkerboard and changes into houndstooth. how and why did it become so popular? is it a knockoff of something that was on the runway?

  29. Anonymous

    November 3, 2007 at 5:54 am

    I am not a fan of these all black looks and have submitted a lot of comments about them–some of which get posted and some do not. Most of them seem to be recent shots from Paris, so it’s clearly a “thing” there right now.

    But I was interested to see in last week’s NYT’s street fashion photos by Bill Cunningham all the beautiful color seen in Paris right now. He had many lovely examples. So it would be nice to see more variety here.

    I have loved the photos from China. A breath of fresh air!

  30. Anonymous

    November 3, 2007 at 6:01 am

    Oops, I made a little error, its the woman on the left, that is the jeweler, not the one the right… Sorry

  31. Lluviaschick

    November 3, 2007 at 7:16 am

    love both outfits, simple but elegant

  32. Barbara

    November 3, 2007 at 9:24 am

    I’ve been digging all black lately. These ladies look perfect. I especially love the one on the right. Her hair goes perfect with her outfit.

  33. Verdiales

    November 3, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    A large houndstooth scarf would look much better than the keffiyah, which is cliche’.

  34. Anonymous

    November 3, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    that scarf and bow heels combo is heavenly! those pants, not so flattering on her body type…

  35. discothequechic

    November 3, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Is there something in every Parisian’s DNA which means that they just understand the colour black in a way that the rest of the word doesn’t?

    They just always wear it perfectly. Jolie is an example of this, her Mother’s style genes were obviously dominant.


  36. space_jazz

    November 4, 2007 at 1:21 am

    katie holmes meets plum sykes via Paris Vogue!
    interesting but not distracting details and play on proportions.
    simple, tasteful yet distinctive accessories.
    i like her take on relaxed ‘edgy’ chic.

  37. Pistachio Of Liberty

    November 4, 2007 at 1:48 am

    Lotta shoe coveting going in. But I’m thinking, it wouldn’t be too hard to get some suede and rework the strap of one’s mary-janes to get the same general effect.

    *Half hour later – ooh – tres cute! Bows!

  38. negrito

    November 4, 2007 at 9:28 am

    have you visited the little black dress shop in Palais Royal ? That s really cool ….

  39. fernanda

    November 4, 2007 at 10:40 am

    These ladies look perfect. I especially love the one on the right. Her hair goes perfect with her outfit and the shoes on the left…Where can I get the shoes???

  40. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 2:10 am

    The shoes is probably her own, she is a very talented shoe designer from Denmark, TOLUM

  41. Lilith

    November 5, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    The knee socks over the (same-color) tights is great! I’ve been looking for a way to wear knee-socks without looking silly (being in my 30s), and this is it!

  42. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    the one on the right is danish shoe designer cecilie toklum, she has her own shoe brand – toklum – so the shoes must be from her own. the one on the left is as mentioned danish jewelry designer jo riis hansen – she makes very very pretty stuff. great style – top points for both girls… : )

  43. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    love it

  44. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Great shoes on the left, softens a ‘hard’ black outfit. but why the keffiyah? To wear one of these in Europe is to be one of two things: a supporter of the PLO or a behind the curve hipster. Personally I don’t think an item of clothing with such powerful symbolism behind it should be donned casually. But perhaps this young lady is a political activist who is trying to convey her stance on the protracted problems in the Middle East? ;)

  45. sidonie

    November 6, 2007 at 8:51 am

    cool women!

  46. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Rather severe…needs the sparkle of statement-piece jewellery or the *pop* of red accents–anything to break it all up & add some interest.

    Love the ankle-bow shoes,btw ;)

  47. Anonymous

    November 11, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    I have those shoes!! At least I think I do… I got them from “On Pedder” in Hong Kong… but I’m not 100% sure what the brand is.

  48. Anonymous

    November 20, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Cecilie Toklum
    Gorgeous shoes…

  49. Ritoot

    February 8, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I love the look on the right, but the woman on the left is so beautiful! These ladies look perfect

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