Thursday, March 13, 2008

On the Street….Extreme Chic, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:19 am


  2. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:21 am

    wow…nice outfits…
    luv that pants on her..

    nice caption too sart…
    luv the backdrop..
    keep it up..

    adil sg

  3. Lynne

    March 13, 2008 at 12:21 am

    very Bianca Jagger back in the day!
    nonchalant tailoring. great pic!

  4. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:52 am

    This woman is so beautifully dressed. well done!

  5. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Such a great look. I love the sharp V that hits exactly at her natural waist, and then the slight flare of the blazer at the hips. It’s very flattering while at the same time being interesting and even trend-conscious (the wide legs, the masculine cuts). I’ve seen a lot of similar ensembles that weren’t as effective because they didn’t take into account what cuts would and wouldn’t be flattering. Of course, it helps that she has a great figure, but still–this woman is the antithesis of a fashion victim; she just makes it all work so well for her.

  6. pretty kitty publishing

    March 13, 2008 at 12:58 am

    For some reason, this look reminds me of the model Lauren Hutton.

    Is this a vintage look, or a vintage-like look?

    The color combinations are subtle. The peeptoe shoes are classy, too.

  7. On Your Left

    March 13, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Love love love it. So effortlessly chic. That blazer completely makes the outfit.

  8. cassaundra

    March 13, 2008 at 1:26 am

    how very sexy & chic.

    i love these two colors together.
    i don’t think you would get the same affect with black and white.
    on such a beautiful day in paris, it works.

    sart, you always capture someone in the perfect setting.
    this is a favorite.

  9. PrĂŞt-Ă -Porter P

    March 13, 2008 at 2:23 am

    yes very chic

  10. citizen

    March 13, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Classy. I like how the jacket is fairly long but seems to fit her shoulders.

  11. cbkphotos

    March 13, 2008 at 2:52 am

    i love the wide pants with the cropped sleeve jacket!!
    just a modern twist on a classic look

  12. Kaila

    March 13, 2008 at 3:08 am


  13. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 3:11 am

    love those sleeves.

  14. Rambling Hal

    March 13, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Wow I absolutely love this. LOVE IT.

  15. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Makes me think of Giorgio Armani. Very beautiful. Very nice shot.

  16. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 4:43 am

    perfect example of wearing an oversize-like blazer when you’re not 1,70m tall.

  17. Carlo

    March 13, 2008 at 4:55 am

    I definitely agree with everything that has been said here so far. I especially like the rolled up sleeves, which give this sophisticated look a “practical” appearance – I can very well picture her doing a good job (if that is not overly interpreted!?)

    Also very much like the setting of the pic. This massive greenish Door as a background with the colors and pattern (!) she is wearing >> great!

    one of my favorites!

    Thank you

  18. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 5:26 am

    love how she just folded up the sleeves of her jacket.. dont usually like matchy-matchy tops and pants but this is well done

  19. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 5:43 am

    Effortless. You just can’t buy style!

  20. Klokka

    March 13, 2008 at 6:11 am

    beside the point (being the grace and beauty of the lady and her outfit), but i do love the doors behind her..

  21. Amelimelo

    March 13, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Chicissime as we would say in French

  22. Gabriela

    March 13, 2008 at 6:29 am

    This is a great outfit and greatly worn. It is as simple and casual as some of the men’s wear that I admire, but it still has a very feminine touch. The jacket is beautiful, very subtle, great cut and very special grey-pearl-beige-pale pink color; she did a very nice thing with her sleeves. Her hair looks very nice, also very well cut; I just hope she won’t use that black thing in her wrist to tie her hair in a pony tail later. I wish I could see the shoes, they must be pretty. And last, but not least, the door in the background is gorgeous!

  23. jakjak

    March 13, 2008 at 6:44 am

    This is so painfully good, I can’t believe I let myself get so old and fat! I have NO chance of recreating it.

  24. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Really chic. very Style.

  25. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 6:47 am

    the tailoring of this blazer is fabulous.. the way it hangs off her body, slightly oversized, boyfriend and sleeves rolled up = epitome of chic, in addition the colour is so subtle.

  26. SageVanity

    March 13, 2008 at 6:55 am

    i love this outfit!

  27. Addy

    March 13, 2008 at 7:17 am

    It’s a very chic look. Tres Parisienne.
    A hint of 80s but softer… well done!

  28. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 8:07 am

    The pushed up sleeves… the vest… the slightly popped-collar… TOO 80s. I’m not liking this one.

  29. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 8:08 am

    sooooo 80s :(

  30. odilean

    March 13, 2008 at 8:15 am

    linen and denim always look wonderful together. this combination is a little unexpected–the sparkly denim with just a beige oversized blazer. it is wonderful!

  31. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Interesting. 80′s-style blazer (unstructured, no lapel, sleeves rolled up) and 70′s pantsuit-style trousers. It works. Retro chic.

  32. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 8:20 am

    She saunters to the swing
    Whisping through the windows
    Her slacks slip-slop on
    Vee-toed sandals, Elegance she is
    She is elegant, elle-eg-ant

  33. Mai (from France)

    March 13, 2008 at 8:21 am

    first time in your blog, fantastic !
    this woman is perfect!
    have a good day!

  34. Moi

    March 13, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Now we’re talkin! So well dressed it looks effortless yet chic. So Moi’s style.

  35. kim

    March 13, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Love this. Casual chic.

  36. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Most important of all…her elegance, she is really a lady!!

  37. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 8:55 am

    What a stunning woman!

  38. Carolina Lange

    March 13, 2008 at 9:11 am

    I agree, very very chic!

  39. Alice Olive

    March 13, 2008 at 9:47 am

    That jacket is superb. Love the soft folds of the material and its slightly masculine/minimal look. Beautiful.

  40. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 9:50 am

    now that’s what i call a peep-toe.

  41. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I think it needs a piece of jewelry or a bag. It seems a bit two-dimensional and flat to me.

  42. landis smithers

    March 13, 2008 at 9:59 am

    i just want to see her in motion.

    that outfit is all about movement.

  43. trapiello

    March 13, 2008 at 10:23 am

    It´s great!!!

  44. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 10:36 am

    I agreee with Pretty Kitty; the jacket has that worn-in softness that vintage pieces sometimes have. In my view, that’s the main advantage of buying quality. A well-made garment ages better. Love the pictures and the peep toes!
    Jorge from West Palm Beach

  45. La Terpette

    March 13, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Love this outfit! All she’s missing is a cloche hat and a long cigarette holder and she’d be right out of a vintage poster.

  46. cad-a-rama

    March 13, 2008 at 10:39 am

    I find this a bit dull.
    She looks like an elegant flight attendant. Bring back the pink and orange!

  47. Miss Coryn

    March 13, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Very beautiful. I admire this ensemble very much.

  48. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 11:47 am


  49. suzannemarques

    March 13, 2008 at 11:47 am

    i’m digging the masculine look with the pants & jacket. someone said lauren hutton.. i thought katharine hepburn

  50. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    High waisted pant with vest and blazer? Nice. Even the peep toes work well here.


  51. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I dont even know where to begin. Absolutely flawless. The hair, the cut, colors, shoes, fabric, texture, its all here and it look completely effortless.

  52. sat

    March 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    yep, very classy cut.

    but where are the india pics? :)

    - an indian gal.

  53. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Cute toes!

  54. Eli

    March 13, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Love the pants and V neck!

  55. cigalechanta

    March 13, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Very nice except for the spot on her lapel.

  56. lei

    March 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    beautiful line- punctuated by the subtle release in the peep toe.

  57. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    My mom wore this back in the 80′s.

  58. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    It takes standing outside L’Eclaireur waiting for about 10 minutes, et voila, there’s your shot.
    You’re still the man, but this ones to easy.

  59. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Wonder how many years that woman spent at the Bianca Jagger Academy of Transcontinental Chicness?

  60. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    My computer screen is a bit fuzzy today but I’m loving the texture mix with the pants and the vest (is it a vest?) as well as the jacket. Also love the peep toe shoes with the masculine clothes and the very deep neckline- she still looks very feminine and elegant.

  61. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I don’t get it. Why all the compliments?

    I’m seeing Ann Taylor work-a-day clothes from the 90′s. What exactly is she wearing—some kind of vest-like jumpsuit? Mmmmmmm… very chic.

    Also, no one else thinks the plunging leotard neckline over a breastless chest is a poor choice?

  62. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Got FM today. Morris Day and Prince? What a surprise – great profile!

  63. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    It’s … nice.

  64. Sarah-Marie

    March 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    This is who I aspire to be.

  65. Anne Corrons

    March 13, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    You’re right…c’est la classe!

  66. John

    March 13, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    modern and fantastic though there are slight 80s references that i love with the rolled up sleeves and shoulder pads. excellent look.

    effortless and the suit? vest and pants anyway are divine!

  67. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Those pants make her legs look really long.

  68. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Classy, cool, non-trendy. C’est parfait!

  69. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 7:04 pm



  70. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    It is amazing that none of those individual pieces are particularly exciting, but together they make such harmony. This look is what I call timeless.

  71. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Something about that tiny peek of toe is incredibly erotic.

    I like that she wears little makeup to carry on that sense of cleanness, minimal lines, etc.

  72. thesearchforchic

    March 13, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Perfection. But what is that BAND on her hand I keept seeing all the time in Paris??

  73. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    clean lines and a great silhouette. the geometrical detail near the waist adds just the right dose of interest and the blazer is a perfect complement to the whole outfit – 100% chic!

  74. Liz

    March 13, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    She looks so natural and elegant.

  75. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Oh wow, this is one of my favorite photos I’ve seen her. I absolutely adore this. Her clothes are so reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich, but with a very modern twisty. Pure class.

  76. T

    March 13, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    i like the texture of the suit. i also like how comfortable, yet chic, she looks.

  77. Anonymous

    March 14, 2008 at 1:08 am

    thanks for posting this. i remember seeing this on and was hoping you’d post it here! the whole look–clothes, hair, pose, and all–is absolutely flawless.

  78. Anonymous

    March 14, 2008 at 7:01 am

    soo chic and yet so easy. this is what i call effortless elegance

  79. flying-cat

    March 14, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Interesting texture contrasts – two different textures of blue, shiny jacket against matte suit. Something you don’t always think about.

  80. clarisse

    March 14, 2008 at 9:07 am

    may i ask who she is?

    from the neck up she looks like a 50s chinese pin up. (she reminds me of my mom, really) and i really like the jacket.

    to whoever talked about the plunging leotard neckline, it’s pretty clear it’d only work if she had no chest. i love her!

  81. The Market

    March 14, 2008 at 11:05 am

    great look.

  82. meemo

    March 14, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Amazing. I love everything about this outfit.

  83. Ellen´L

    March 14, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Very serene and elegant!

  84. Anonymous

    March 14, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    The single break on the trousers are perfect.

  85. lorrwill

    March 15, 2008 at 12:39 am

    I am so addicted to color combinations like this right now. I love the fluid-unstructured line done perfectly here. Everything fits proportionally. A very, very nice balancing act indeed.

  86. Anonymous

    March 15, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Oh so CHIC mademoissele!!! I LUV Oversized long blazer, where can I get one in the US? Other than Topshop and shipping cost is US$20…ouchh… Her blazer looks like the one model Irina was wearing with her thigh high boots. Very YSL !!!

  87. discothequechic

    March 15, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    oh the shapes!
    the tailoring of the trousers and the fantastic blazer; very YSL.

  88. jana

    March 16, 2008 at 9:11 am

    this is ne of the reasons why i keep coming to your blog. the pics like this – they look beautiful but are from this world…

  89. Haze

    March 16, 2008 at 10:02 am

    i loove this.. the fit of the trousers are great.

  90. just anotheR

    March 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    notice how she’s not wearing any accessories! not even a watch! i’m amazed. i can’t help but echo that “YSL” sentiment. the le smoking was made for a woman like this!

  91. Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 7:50 am

    LOVE IT!

  92. Fred The Mole

    March 18, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Hum … So elegant lady


  93. AnastasiaC

    March 18, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    how did I miss this?? she’s stunning…reminds me of Armani in the 90′s but without the harsh hairstyles the models sport…this girl is soft and very feminine!

  94. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 1:58 am

    WOW!!! This reminds me of Greta Garbo for some reason.

  95. A Vintage Blog

    March 19, 2008 at 8:51 am

    this is just perfect.

  96. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Total effortless chic: think Armani, intellectual, feminist, and a drop of working mother. Are the blue pants and top a one-piece? Love how she is showing a bit of skin with the top, but is otherwise concealer. The peeptoes make the look more feminine. The hair looks almost Hepburn inspired, and the tan with the blue compliments her lovely hair and skin.

  97. Melissa

    March 21, 2008 at 3:09 am

    perfection!! the look exudes masculinity from the slouchy jacket and pants but offset with the low cut top makes it such a sexy look.

  98. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Such a refreshing departure from those long-haired blinged-up Asian beauties! This is a lady who uses subtlety to the greatest advantage. Her hair is also inspiring.

  99. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    The comments, and I’ve read every one, are enlightening. I lodge #100 because, inter alia, the lady deserves to attain the coveted “Sart Century Mark.” (100 or more comments – I just coined this with Sart’s acquiessence).

    The clothing flows like a light breeze: not over-bearing, but felt and appreciated. Dress the way you want to be treated: she will be treated very well.

  100. Mylinh

    March 23, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Tres chic. Great pants, fantastic length. I like the way she rolls up her sleeves too. Is the lady of Vietnamese heritage? She looks like she might be Vietnamese. And the blue colour of her pants could be what some have referred to as either Chairman Mao Blue. Although I can’t be sure.

  101. charlotte74

    March 23, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Utterly stylish – the beige and black are so elegant, and love the lenth of the jacket. That plus the wide trousers make it so louchely cool. I do think it needs really fantastic quality tailoring to work.

  102. Days In the Shade

    March 25, 2008 at 10:42 am

    This look is intelligent. I love how comfortable it looks. This woman could go anywhere and do anything in this. But I wonder, can curvy girls pull a look like this off?

  103. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 6:12 am

    At first I couldn’t decide if I liked her outfit. But she looks comfortable in her clothes (her body language says it), and people don’t dress like this anymore, so her individuality shows through, and she is a Yes. Nice setting, too.

  104. la femme

    April 4, 2008 at 12:26 am

    very extreme chic… especially in front of those beautiful doors.

  105. ValeriaVine

    June 3, 2011 at 8:01 am

    You have managed to capture her stillness. Very beautiful.

  106. Sonia

    July 26, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Love the fabric of the suit, I wonder what is it. The neckline is amazing and chic too, pity it only works with small breasts..

  107. julian

    September 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

    LOVE IT !!

    This look is so relaxed its practically horizontal

    …and the girl is simply exquisite

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