Thursday, October 22, 2009

On the Street…..Earth tones & Sunshine, Milano

I love how simple this outfit is, and yet it’s so chic. Her bag, the shades of color in her skirt and sweater, the cut of the v neck – it’s all of the little details that make this so special.


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  1. Bell

    October 22, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Earth tone , allways natural, simple and elegant in everybody

  2. Michelle J Flynn

    October 22, 2009 at 11:07 am

    thee most beautiful style gladiator sandals i've seen yet. could do with a gold pair of those!

  3. Amelie Ces petits riens parisiens

    October 22, 2009 at 11:12 am

    She looks great !

    Nb : I was so disappointed to miss you @ Colette when you signed your amazing book. I would be so glad to keep a "souvenir". I hope that you will come back among us, in Paris.

    Nevertheless, your book is great !

  4. Laura

    October 22, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Scott, it was such a pleasure to meet you last night in SF! Please keep shooting in Milan – I hope to bump into you there one day. Ciao!

  5. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Top – That SMILE.
    Bottom – Them sandals.

  6. openzedoor

    October 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Those colours complement her skin perfectly, and I'd like to have that sweater myself!

  7. Soren Lorensen

    October 22, 2009 at 11:29 am

    for me it is the balance

    the jumper is long but not too long

    the skirt is short but not too short

    and the necklace adds that flash of magic

  8. Theresa

    October 22, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I really like this style.

  9. stacy

    October 22, 2009 at 11:32 am

    couldn't agree more.

    she looks like effortless perfection.

  10. Charlene Ashley Dy

    October 22, 2009 at 11:33 am


  11. DebbieBabbles

    October 22, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I love it!!

  12. Jacqueline

    October 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

  13. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 11:45 am

    spectacular. love the confidence of the simple 70s hair and surprisingly short skirt. thanks sartorialist!

  14. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 11:47 am

    please girls, look at the grace of her feet/shoes compared to those Somerset Maughm orthopedic torture shoe we so often see on this site.

  15. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Great hair and sunglasses too.

  16. Jed

    October 22, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I wonder if environment may have played a part in her choices at a subconscious level? (Or any of us for that matter). I love how the colour of the wall behind her is the perfect backdrop for her outfit.

  17. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Holy sunkissed!

  18. IG

    October 22, 2009 at 11:54 am

    great picts, great blog!

  19. Alex M.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    love this, so natural and great. i love black and brown together!

  20. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    She rested her feet all summer so she can wear her spikes all winter…Perfect idea of what an Italian should look like no?

  21. Francesca

    October 22, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    she looks beautiful, so natural.


    check it out: <– two girls living in nyc and chi blogging all things fashion!

  22. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Top: smile and look, very simple and chic!
    Bottom : the worst sandal ever.

  23. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm


  24. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    the sandals are zara, I own a pair :D

  25. style, substance & sutton

    October 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    classic yet youthful. great texture & fit, as well as tasetfully sexy.

  26. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    October 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    love this look and the coloring of the sun makes the photo even better!

  27. Sher

    October 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Clean and natural. Not even paint on her toes.

  28. Hanna Persson

    October 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    she's beautiful!

  29. Ammu

    October 22, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    This is tone on tone chic – so simple but really hard to pull off. She has such gorgeous hair!

  30. Couture

    October 22, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    The warmth of her smile is irresistible! Her outfit is simple, uncluttered, balanced and comfy.
    I love the way you've captured the light on and around her – she looks aglow.

  31. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I love that her shirt seems to be some sort of sweatshirt material, but she still looks chic. You can always tell when someone is completely comfortable in what they're wearing.

  32. Susan

    October 22, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    It is very chic. The tone is soo nice and matches her very well.

  33. Cari Hislop

    October 22, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Belissimo…or however its spelled. I love monochromatic dressing only I always end up looking weird or fat…she look awesome! I love how her skin tone is complimented by that wall in the background which goes with the upper part of the bag. Parfait!

  34. ingefaer

    October 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    she is lovely.
    Love the sweater and the color combination

  35. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    That lighting is absolutely exquisite.

  36. Loren Barake

    October 22, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    It is the details in deed! I really like everything she's wearing and how casual she looks!

  37. Elegancemaison

    October 22, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Lovely! Just confirms my view – Milan has the most stylish people. (And captured so well by The Sartorialist of course!)

  38. Filipe

    October 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    She looks stunning

  39. greendress

    October 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    i really love this. the colors are harmonious and pleasing and it looks as if any woman of any age could wear it, feel comfortable and have confidence that she doesn't look like a tool or a fashion victim.

    the woman is beautiful and healthy. and those are the best gladiators i've ever seen.

  40. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you Anon for telling us where to get those great sandals! Ubiquitous in Athens, two of the greatest sandal shops are the famous Pantelis Melissinos and Gesouras – Indeed, she looks chic, comfortable and beautiful! -SS, Portland OR

  41. AnaPt

    October 22, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    So simple and so pretty! She has such a nice expression too…

  42. Joy Mars

    October 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Being italian. Wow, what great karma!

  43. Heather

    October 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

  44. Tundrababe

    October 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Beautiful lighting that reflects her personality in this shot. I like the outfit too, but that bag is what I really want! It looks unique.

  45. Juliet

    October 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    God, I miss sun!

    juliet xxx

  46. Dani

    October 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    oh, i love those gladiators.
    sadly i live in vancouver so mine hardly get a chance to enjoy this kind of beautiful sunshine. :(

    the light effects are also great. especially on her purse.

  47. theKcloset

    October 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    such a great mix, the outfit is amazing. sometimes its the simplicity that makes the look work.

    great photo!

  48. Stevi Sunshine

    October 22, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    She's precious.. reminds me of Jamie-Lynn Siegler.. also precious! i'm picky about gladiators and these I love! The photo and girl are beautiful!

  49. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I want to kiss her. She looks so nice.

  50. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Just fab…her style to her lovely smile!! :)

  51. Lolitta

    October 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    From what I can see of that bag, I love it! The outfit is nice..and the weather looks delightful:)

  52. cami falcĂŁo

    October 22, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    great portrait and beautiful model! love the colors and her smile. sexy.

  53. sofiasophie

    October 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I think her beauty is much in her SMILE!

  54. ALB

    October 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Oooh, such a stunner.

  55. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Beautiful woman. She's radiant– literally glowing! You notice her, not what she's wearing, or the bag she's carrying. Timeless.


  56. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    After the many fashion victims of your former pictures taken in Milan, evviva this simple look!

  57. Busyman

    October 22, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    It heps that she's kind of HOT too.

  58. sanmiguelense

    October 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I think that you are absolutely correct on the details, especially the v neck of her sweater. It looks like a man's sweater, they have the best V necks for a woman.

  59. Brigadeiro

    October 22, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I totally agree with you, simple outfit, but SO SO chic & effortless…gorgeous!

  60. Taylor

    October 22, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    An all-around beautiful capture.

  61. Gigi

    October 22, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    She's caught the secret of simplicity, love it. Truly how I try to create my style, with a few simple pieces that together make out a great total impression.

  62. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Actually, I think the beautiful girl is what makes the outfit special!

  63. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Wait-what was the comment about Somerset Maugham? He's one of my favorite writers–did he wear torture shoes or something?

  64. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I think italians do that best (viz. Scott's remarks). i' m italian and i do nothing but criticizing my land and people etc..i guess you grow out of that…but anyway a little praise goes to this particular ability of being chic by means of very discrete (sartorial) details…

  65. Margo

    October 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    simplicity is the name of the game

  66. Istanbul Diary

    October 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    most cute girl ever!

  67. Fashion Behind The Scenes

    October 22, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    great lighting

  68. Backyard Revival

    October 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I love the long sleeves and sandals. She pulls off this fall look flawlessly.

    It was great meeting you in Dallas!

  69. Bookworm

    October 22, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Love the lighting of this shot…it makes me miss Italy! I love her burst-of-summer, carefree style…everything just works so perfectly!

  70. -h

    October 22, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    it's ALL about the hair.

  71. -h

    October 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    to add, if you have great hair, great skin, great smile, everything else just flows. :)

  72. beingdena

    October 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    She is so elegant.

  73. Dis(clothes)ed

    October 22, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Anyone know who designed those shoes? They look like Miu Mius but I've never seen that style before…


    October 22, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    This is interesting. She is the first woman I see in dozens of blogs lately that is Not wearing boots but sandals. lol Armani inspired? Maybe. She looks stunning.



    October 22, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    i love love LOVE this outfit…perfect for a lovely day in Milan. It is so simple yet eye catching because it really fits who I believe this young lady is…

  76. ChloeD

    October 23, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Thank you so much for coming to San Francisco! It was such a pleasure to meet you!
    I'm the Chloe who you said bye to over the intercom.
    Thank you for making my night! (And tell Garance I can't wait for her book!)

  77. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 1:54 am

    @ Dis(clothes)ed – the gladiators are zara

  78. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 4:38 am

    You're right Sartorial, and so… italian!

  79. Stjarna

    October 23, 2009 at 4:45 am

    really chic!

  80. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 5:06 am

    she is physically so beautiful, this makes the outfit attractive.

  81. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 5:47 am

    soft,earthy,captured the warm side of Autunm in this photograph. Lovely.

  82. pixie

    October 23, 2009 at 6:17 am

    To me this is perfect. So many people that you photograph try to hard to look good. This seems totally unstudied and its so nice.

    The colors, the bag, the sandals, her bracelet, sunglasses, hair. All just right.

  83. Ashley

    October 23, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I always say this..but I love how you really admire the small details and how they contribute to the outfit as a whole.

  84. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Very nice. No cell phone, no cigarette, no stilettos. Perfect!

  85. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 8:02 am

    That's right, ladies and germs. As Leonardo Da Vinci said – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. She is the kind of lady your mamma would be proud of. Bellissima. Ciao bella.


  86. PaigeMarshall

    October 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

    i wish she had high heels

  87. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Her clothing is simple and casual but I bet it's all quality stuff. Especially that bag – to die for. Love the neutrals, short skirt under long but not bulky sweater, would love to see the necklace, like the shoes that fade into her feet, and she looks comfortable. Proportions are perfect.

  88. Emily

    October 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    You're spot-on about the outfit, but my favourite part of the shot is how the light doesn't just hit her, it illuminates her. It catches the chains on her bag and the colours in her hair and kind of wraps her in a glow that you can't get any other way. Perfect.

  89. Maria

    October 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I love the simplicity in this outfit, and yet it's so stylish. The combination is risky, this kind of shorts with this kind of sandals, but she gets away with it. And how!

  90. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Scott, you left out the most important part…she is the subtle detail in the outfit as well as the highlight of it all.

  91. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    the sweater looks just like the one i own from the gap! i believe it's called the boyfriend sweater. i have it in the same color, i'd know it's bagginess anywhere :D

    sandals from zara, sweater from the gap . . . this lady is looking very nice for very little!

  92. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Yes! This is BEAUTY! Finally a picture of a beautiful women wearing sensible shoes ! Now I know, I am not the only fashionista who refuses to jump on the stiletto, crazy-high- platform bandwagon that seem to be made to make women uncomfortable and possibly break ankles as well.

  93. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Ah… to be a golden ray of sunshine and caress her lovely tresses. Or be reincarnated as that bicycle stand.


  94. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 5:36 am

    The bag is a Loewe bag! It's exactly a new version of the Amazona classic by Stuart Vevers. I love it!
    Great outfit!

  95. Georgia

    October 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I love her look!

    Shoes were from Zara's summer collection 08/09, I've got it.

  96. Sharifa

    October 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Less is more…it works. She's a beauty:)

  97. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Perfectly balanced by a gracious smile. Very classy.

  98. Anonymous

    October 25, 2009 at 1:54 am

  99. Cecylia

    October 25, 2009 at 7:55 am

    What a chic and comfortable outfit! Love her gladiators and the patent carry-all!

  100. 52shotstothehead

    October 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm

  101. Anonymous

    October 25, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    obessed with this outfit! nice work!

  102. Recovery

    October 25, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    love knits like this

  103. Esmoquin room

    October 26, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Her bags seems to be an special edition of Loewe's Amazona. My mother has the same bag.


  104. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    The glasses are a nice accessory to the whole look, they add potential; a nice spark. The gray sweater look makes a charming touch. The necklace and watch are lovely too. The skirt is cute , great fitting and hot what is there left to say?? The shoes are like gladiators very comfy and elegant! Bravo! A+

  105. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Simple yet sophisticated. Nice belnding of neutral colors. Her tan, slender shape doesn't hurt either.

  106. Nicola

    October 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I would like her telephon number…

  107. The Lavender Faerie

    November 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    is she wearing the TOPSHOP bandage skirt? I love it!!

  108. Vegi

    January 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I like the photo and her style.
    I love the colour.

  109. College Term Papers

    March 1, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Looking so beautiful.

  110. Anonymous

    December 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Wow! I am totally in love with this portrait. Seeing a beautiful girl like this – her smile, the way she looks like such a nice person – is enough to make you happy all day. Her style is simply amazing too, but I think she makes the clothes special, rather than the other way around…Thank-you!

  111. Anonymous

    January 6, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Gorgeous photograph and simply perfect style :) Are there any other portraits of this model on your site?

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