Sunday, October 26, 2008

On the Street…In the Crowd


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  1. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 8:31 am

    the balenciaga bag looks fake to me, but she carries the entire outfit well

  2. Sage

    October 26, 2008 at 8:34 am

    she’s beautiful and has endless legs. where is this? looks parisienne. i like how she tops off her casual look with a blazer, the flapper headband is a nice touch, and great shoes!

  3. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 8:35 am

    she looks very lonely

  4. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 8:38 am

    The composition of this photograph is as striking as the subject. I love the balletic grace, the expressions and the framing quality of the background figures. Subtle movement in her hair suggests calm in the center of swirling activity. Beautiful.

  5. Bellarmine

    October 26, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Cool cool style! Lovin it.

  6. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 8:45 am

    it seems a scene from a musical!

  7. fidel

    October 26, 2008 at 8:53 am

    i’ve fell in love with her outfit ;-)

  8. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 9:03 am

    this would have looked so much better with a proper pair of jeans; the top part looks great, but to me the bottom part fails to deliver

  9. jeanne

    October 26, 2008 at 9:03 am

    a little too trendy. like she threw on everything she saw in a magazine and didn’t edit or make it her own.


    October 26, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Perfect shot. I like the energy that comes from the people standing around the girl. Great work as always mr. Sartorialist.

  11. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 9:09 am

    the shoes in this photo are spectacular. esp. the woman in the white trench. ow OW!

  12. clairehelene7

    October 26, 2008 at 9:11 am

    This photo is magnificent.

  13. d.i.

    October 26, 2008 at 9:12 am

    i love the shorts with tights underneath – the whole unpolished, yet polished look. i think her sweatshirt has simone de beauvoir on it. if anyone can tell me where to find this, i will love you forever and ever!!

  14. notroubles

    October 26, 2008 at 9:21 am

    gorgeous photograph!

  15. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    October 26, 2008 at 9:22 am

    I am more intrigued by the movements around her than herself. I like how the leg of the man on on the left is about to take a step and how the woman on the right is frozen in time and so on.

    The style that the centre object is rocking is all right, but not outstanding.

  16. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 9:31 am

    why she laugh like a witch??

  17. john benjamin pritchett

    October 26, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Pockets hanging out of shorts? No, no, no. Shorts & coat, also no. Cute girl, terrible look.

  18. do you like my tight sweater

    October 26, 2008 at 9:50 am

    she has beautiful legs and great shoes.
    and this picture is pure art

  19. My Greatest Intervention

    October 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    high five! the most interesting picture i have seen on this site – and this is of course a site with lots of interesting pictures – for me it´s like a frozen moment of a random outdoor ballet – when the prima donna suddenly realizes that everything is transient – even my life has an end – and walks off and buys another pair of Marc Jacobs to regulate her new and intolerable insight – sweet

  20. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 9:57 am


  21. Nathalie

    October 26, 2008 at 10:00 am

    i love the shoes and the bag. the rest is a bit too normal.

  22. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I have to know – how much of this shot is staged?

    brilliant and sweet

  23. Rebecca

    October 26, 2008 at 10:03 am

    she looks like the epitome of amazing. I like how casual this outfit is not to mention the sart’s brilliant photography skills

  24. The Daily Masquerade

    October 26, 2008 at 10:09 am

    She looks very cute, and I think the jacket, shoes, watch and purse work very well together. But what I love the most is not the girl, it is the picture. It is so in the moment, and the contrast between her and the more tailored people in the background make the look so much more interesting. The woman to the right realy have a great smile!

  25. Mimi

    October 26, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I believe that’s Ida Pyk from Swedish Elle.

  26. Sara Olsson

    October 26, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Oh, nice. And the woman that is laughing, haha.


  27. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 10:27 am

    She has geat hair. Other first impression – her outfit is a Pretty Woman redux…


  28. Paul Pincus

    October 26, 2008 at 10:30 am

    this portrait is great-looking.

    i love the subject (she’s perfection) and i love all that action/life going on just behind her.

    so FANTASTIC : )

  29. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 10:31 am


    i love her shoes!!!

  30. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 10:32 am


  31. Ally.

    October 26, 2008 at 10:33 am

    oh she is wonderful.


    October 26, 2008 at 10:43 am


  33. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Love the fabulous gold shoes, black stockings and cut-offs! And I especially love how they’re so short, the left pocket is poking out from underneath. God, that detail bring me back to the seventies. So hot.

    Amazing bag.

    And she has such presence.

  34. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Wow, this is honestly what I dream of looking like.

  35. george

    October 26, 2008 at 10:49 am

    looks like barcelona. she’s gorgeous

  36. Mary

    October 26, 2008 at 10:51 am

    As soon as I saw this, it reminded me of

  37. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 10:54 am

    i hate the fact that she carrying a fake bag… it goes against everyhting fashion is supposed to be…

  38. Dan in Richmond

    October 26, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Great shot- I love the animated gestures around her while she stands so stoically in her pavement “spotlight”. The man in green pants on the left seems to simply be turning to reach for something but looks af if he’s saying “Taa-daa!” and doing a dance step. Are we in Russia now?

  39. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I love this.

  40. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 11:12 am

    she’s cool. I like her bag, what’s that? balenciaga?

  41. sophie

    October 26, 2008 at 11:13 am

    the photo’s stunning! she seems so still amidst the moving crowd

    love the t-shirt and the shoes :D

  42. lomojito

    October 26, 2008 at 11:20 am

    The perfect frozen moment in time. I love how it seems like she is paying no attention to the commotion around her, but to you and you alone. Great shot.

  43. jkh

    October 26, 2008 at 11:29 am

    very nice pic.
    great composition.

  44. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 11:32 am

    perfect moment… the movement of this photo is lovely..

  45. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Scott, you remind me Richard Avedon, although your photos are more spontaneous than his. You have the talent to make very good use of the opportunities. This photo is great, with its contrast between people around the central (and serious) girl in “laughing and dancing” attitude. Have you ever thinking about group your most artistic photos in an art book? Yes, because you’re an artist.
    That photo of a man in smoke is another one I really have enjoyed.

  46. Marigail

    October 26, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Lolita is lovely, but my eye is drawn to the laughing all American girl on the right and the dancing man on the left. I’d love to know the back story on them.
    Sart, you write with your camera!

    Oh, and I like the big watch face.

  47. Demi

    October 26, 2008 at 11:40 am

    love this, its very rock chic!

  48. redcatbiker

    October 26, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I find, as far as the photograph’s composition is concerned, that what is going on in the background, the movement in the background (the woman in the white coat with her mouth open; the man on the left-hand side seemingly caught in a dance move) complements the subject’s stillness and mildly dour facial expression.

    It is a very nice photo.

  49. suzanne nelson

    October 26, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Apart from the great shoes and hat, for me there is no evidence of personal sartorial style here at all – it’s pure Kate Moss. Sure, she looks good but this look is ubiquitous among skinny young things. What i am drawn by is her beautiful face and haunted eyes framed by a perfect haircut.

  50. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 11:43 am


  51. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 11:45 am

    That’s in Milan right?
    most of all, love her wath!

  52. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I have to say– I don’t like this at all. Everything she has on is so “bang on trend.” The Erin Wasson cut-offs, the Himdmarch bag…giant yawn. Sorry! I like people who disobey rules– creative dreamers, not hipsters.

  53. veronique

    October 26, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I believe in tough love and I think you get WAY too many compliments as it is already. But, gee, that is a fun picture!

  54. La Clocharde

    October 26, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I like it, but I don’t love her outfit that much (although I want her bag!!).
    What I adore here is the fabulous picture you took, how she is so static there, surrounded by all the other people moving. It’s like if time had stopped for here and everything else in the worl kept it’s natural rythm…

  55. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    can’t go wrong with lotta leg and lotta youth.

  56. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    despite your constant praise which always turns me off to this site, you can take compositionally elegant photos like this one

  57. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful shot-truly a moment frozen in time. She is adorable.

  58. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Love this entire outfit! But the shoes are my favourite :]]

  59. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Possibly the best photograph thus far. And while I like her outfit, it’s hardly that. It’s her attitude so completely different from those around her. Perfect timing.

  60. Miguel

    October 26, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Love her watch and also the shoes of the lady in the back… Also the smile (-:

  61. Patricia Miranda

    October 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    she is so serious! even when others laugh! little bit punk but little bit classic too!
    what time it is!?

  62. Meredith

    October 26, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I enjoy how she put this outfit together. Everything from the oversized wrist watch to the out-of-proportion bag to the wedges with socks. The details make this outfit.

  63. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 1:35 pm


  64. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    It is that dancing leg that makes this shot Scott. Always a daily pleasure to see your fine work.

  65. Dominica

    October 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Like it but I also like (even more) the lady on the right, especially her shoes and that glimpse of a Chanel bag … !

  66. Jose Salgado

    October 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    FABULOUS! One of my favorite pictures here!

  67. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    i think this is a wonderful photograph, and it’s not because the girl has good style, she does; but the narrative is so captivating. I’ve always loved your pictures, they capture our time with a timeless essence. It makes me think of robert doisneau, it has such narrative

  68. Clara Louise

    October 26, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I love the contrasts of the colors!

  69. smokeswirls

    October 26, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I absolutely adore this look. It has just the right amount of funk/punkiness that so few can actually pull off. I especially love the accents that the watch and the gold shoes add to the entirety of the look. It really pulls everything together.

  70. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 2:22 pm


  71. jaime.

    October 26, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Well, she’s precious. I love everything about her life in thie photo from the headband to her great haircut to the pouty lips to the huge-faced watch… etcetera. All of it. Delish.

  72. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    like the shorts

  73. Marquis de Lannes

    October 26, 2008 at 3:00 pm


  74. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Great shot !
    Rue de Rivoli, I guess…

  75. lizzy

    October 26, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Wow. What a great photo!

  76. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    The guy half-hidden on the left looks like he’s dancing some sort of classical cellphone ballet.

  77. karmapolice

    October 26, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    just such a great photograph…
    perfect spontaneity, perfect contrasts of color and movement/stillness.

    i literally can’t stop looking at it over, and over.

    her style is very kate moss, but more charming, more playful.

  78. Jack Daniel

    October 26, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    This looks like a scene from a musical.

    How’d you set this up, Scott?

  79. marie

    October 26, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    this is Ida Pyk, she´s a model and a writer/blogger for swedish Elle. her tshirt is by swedish designer Lovisa Burfitt, who works from Paris! love the photo, sart!

  80. Sunset

    October 26, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Love everything everything about this photograph! And those legs are insanity.

  81. letslivefast

    October 26, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    i wonder what the background figures are doing?

    i think this photograph itself is much more inspirational than what the subject is wearing…

  82. Juliet

    October 26, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    She looks so chic and calm when looking what is around her. Crazy world against one calm stare.

    juliet xxx

  83. Amy

    October 26, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Great outfit, love her watch.
    But the fake balenciaga really spoils it for me..

  84. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Love her shirt and the Sonic Youth shirt in the background!

  85. Hundrednorth

    October 26, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    This is a Nylon girl.

  86. Hellena

    October 26, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    The dynamic of this photo is from the people around her- i threw her one look -hated the fake bag and started checking the rest of the people…lady smiling- the channel bag without it’s owner- the man on the left- the lady in the back…amazing movements ….

  87. beths

    October 26, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I enjoy this blog so much because it lets me be places I can’t go. This photo rewards repeated viewings for that reason! The outfit’s not important–or maybe it’s about the trenchcoat woman’s cool shoes?


    October 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Very theatrical

  89. nan

    October 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm


  90. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    she has awesome legs. other than that, i don’t see anything here.

  91. D.

    October 26, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    brilliant! beautiful face.

    i try this look often but it never quite seems to work this well.

  92. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    i absolutely love eveything about this photo. bravo, sart!

  93. suzee

    October 26, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    I think this is a great capture of calmness in the middle of chaos. Yet she still stands out especially with her brooding stare.

  94. Scott W

    October 26, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    How wonderful! I suspect those left and right were surprised they walked into the shot and were moving away! I love how she is standing on the man hole cover (or whatever it is).

  95. daydream lily

    October 26, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    shorts and tights. love x

  96. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    The face is a young Demi Moore -the outfit uninspiring.

  97. Alex

    October 26, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    She clearly knows that it’s half past a freckle and the apocalypse is imminent. Such classical composition in this photo, I love it!

  98. Alyssa

    October 26, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Sart,

    Please post this-its not going to be negative, its constructive criticism.

    An overwhelming majority of your photos of fashionable women are young, thin and tall. Basically, I counted the last 100 photos of women (not counting kids, group pictures, multiple photos of the same woman or photos on the runway), and 83 of them had model-like proportions. 17 were a TAD heavier, and represented what I think is a closer representation of the average woman.

    Beautiful, fashionable models and could-be-models are great. But it takes more effort to be fashionable when you are not a sample size 0 and work on a tighter budget. Please post more of these women, who I believe deserve more fashion cred-because it takes great personal style and an eye for things that look great on your body to to be fashionable and worthy of being posted on The Sartorialist. I would say that the woman with curves, and a height below 5’9 has to try harder to accommodate her body and therefore should be equally if not more represented on this blog-which is a wonderful collection of great fashion off the runway. It looks as if the majority of your women just walked out of the back entrance a dressing room, after just finishing on the runway.

  99. Anonymous

    October 26, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    The outfit is alright but people, the bag is FAKE! So please stop calling it a Balenciaga! I think this picture should be removed. Sorry

  100. louise or valentine

    October 26, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    cute sweatshirt, great miu miu shoes

  101. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 12:24 am

    i really like this look. she's very put together, but it's very youthful and age appropriate. love the large watch, love the unexpected denim shorts, & love the funky shoes!
    one question- what makes everyone think her bag is fake? looks good to me,am i missing something here?!
    anyways, great shot!

  102. olivia locher

    October 27, 2008 at 12:28 am

    this girl looks great and i love the old ladies sonic youth tee in the background.

  103. jessicadrhp

    October 27, 2008 at 12:40 am

    for some reason her face looks like she had a hangover?
    and pockets poking out of the shorts… i dont quite like stockings with shorts esp dark stockings. her watch is fab though

  104. The Sartorialist

    October 27, 2008 at 3:15 am

    I will keep my eyes open but I can only shoot what I see around me.

  105. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 3:20 am

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PHOTO…. not for the fashion… but for the composition…. just perfectly timed…. this could easily be an editorial

  106. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 3:24 am

    So she didn’t spend $1000′s on a Balenciaga bag? Shame on her. :op

    And how are you all so sure it’s a fake anyway?

  107. izzi

    October 27, 2008 at 4:53 am

    The photo: gorgeous.
    The ensemble: aalllmost. The bag’s a little too big, swallowing her up. The shorts push it over the edge into too trendy-sloppy territory. However, I love her graphic tee/blazer combo, and I love the contrasting dark band on her pale hair, and I almost love the tights and shoes.

  108. Lucinda

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 am

    She is just standing there in a rag bag of clothes and men are going wild about her. To a female clothes enhance the body – now that is some body. I wonder what she has in the bag? Jeans perhaps!

    She is a walking attraction.

  109. farhad

    October 27, 2008 at 5:47 am

    As a photographer I have to say that this photo surpasses fashion. forget about her outfit for a second (which I do like but wish the pocket wasn’t showing). there seems to be a great disconnection between her and the people around her. in particular, the lady on her right who is smiling. I love her melancholic eyes. there’s an innocence about her, and a bit of loneliness as well. You captured the moment well. really nice picture.

  110. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 5:57 am

    The woman to the right has style…. her shoes are fabulous.

  111. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 6:02 am

    I saw this girl just outside the Dries Van Noten show at the Palais Royal in Paris Fashion Week. There were lots of bloggers taking photos all around. I was sitting having a coffee in a nearby cafe. I’m so disappointed I didn’t manage to spy the Sartorialist! Nice shot!

  112. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 7:02 am

    The best thing about the shop are surely the burgundy toe-cap lace-ups the chap to the left of the screen is wearing — cobbled perfection.

  113. Gina

    October 27, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Gorgeous, I love it!

  114. António Erre

    October 27, 2008 at 7:30 am

    She reminds me a blonde PJ Harvey, the great.

  115. prettyinrouge

    October 27, 2008 at 7:33 am

    what a contrast. I totally love the picture. I think you’d captured the spirit – the alienation (atttitude) but at the same time, craving for identification (style) in youth. you re an awesome photographer

  116. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 7:38 am

    It’s Swedish model Ida Pyk who also writes a blog for ELLE, lives in Paris.

  117. Pandora

    October 27, 2008 at 8:56 am

    I’ve included a quote from above that seemed so odd to me, here it is…
    “Anonymous said…
    i hate the fact that she carrying a fake bag… it goes against everyhting fashion is supposed to be…

    10:54 AM”

    My response to that is: who said that fashion was about spending too much on originals? I guess I missed that memo.

    Her bag looks good. You can’t touch it or read the label. I don’t get the point.

    Surely it’s about the overall look. Not the money she spent on putting it together.

  118. V

    October 27, 2008 at 9:07 am

    great photo!

    I’ll never wear such an outfit, but I find it exquisitely funny on this girl. The golden shoes are so out of context, they lift the whole look up! ;)

    The only thing that really does not match are her hair… :/

  119. mushkie

    October 27, 2008 at 10:46 am

    i like the idea of the outfit, meaning the blazer the shorts witht he tights etc. but i dont like how its on her. it just doesnt feel right. i love the women in the back laughing. shes got awesome shoes. theyre something like the D&G ones. or maybe they are. with those pants.. looks like the ad! and then theres that chanel bag we see a peek of.. thats an awesome bag!
    the girl looks cutely in the picture, but im not feeling the outift.

  120. ricola

    October 27, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Fantastic. I like a girl with a big watch.

  121. Charlotte

    October 27, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Oh, this girl is so beautiful! Is she a model?

  122. Olviya

    October 27, 2008 at 11:27 am

    i like her shoes and hat…

  123. meredith

    October 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    She looks great. I love the how the shoes set off her legs.

  124. Bianca Jessica

    October 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    The photo itself is exquisite. Fabuous composition.. I’m intrigued at how it all happened.

    She’ s cute but not inspiring in any way. Who cares if the Balenciaga is fake or real….What is attractive about your site is the refreshing/new way of dressing vis a vie people with style and attitude and innovation. I don’t see that here. It wouldn’t matter how much anything cost.

    I want to dance with the guy on the left.

  125. amy

    October 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    i am way, way more interested in the older, bespectacled woman in the background wearing the raymond pettibon t-shirt than anything else anyone has mentioned.
    she’s the one i wanna hang with.

  126. eachkey

    October 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    I think, this photograph is most dramatic photograph in this blog.
    absolutely fantastic!!
    this is the shooting.
    I am so wating for next.

  127. The Storialist

    October 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    I love her stillness on the circle. A spotlight effect!

  128. Sarah

    October 27, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I agree with amy – far more interesting things are happening in the background.

  129. stefanie

    October 27, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    the balenciaga bag definitly is a fake
    it’s the size of a weekender but the weekender never has the extra shoulder strap
    I don’t think that fashion is about spending 1000 dollars on a bag but I do think it’s wrong to wear fakes if you can’t afford the real thing just buy another kind of bag
    That’s just my oppinion
    As for the rest I really do love her outfit, It works well all together altough I’m not a fan of the cut off jeans shorts

    • Isat

      March 1, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      I get it. It’s like spelling opinion with two p’s. If you can’t spell a word properly or can’t be bothered to check the spelling, then use another kind of word!

  130. Virginia

    October 27, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Very Julia Roberts pretty woman stylishly revamped…

  131. monique

    October 27, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Sart! This is just a fantastic shot. Such life. Such joy. It’s like a shot from a musical. It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t set up — but I know you don’t do that.

    This has to go in your coffee table book.

  132. Wanderlusting

    October 27, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I like the bag, fake or not.

    WHO CARES if it’s fake?

    She’s young and not made of money. It looks great, suits her….what’s the big deal?

    Some people can be such snobs about these kinds of things.

    It’s one thing if she has a fake and goes around parading it like it’s real and lying to the world.

    It’s another if it’s a really interesting photograph with a subject we know nothing about. Maybe she proclaims its real. Maybe she proudly says its a knock-off cuz she can’t afford a real one (and in this economy, who can?)

    I don’t see anything wrong it, it’s not defrauding anyone. If you don’t like it cuz you think it’s tacky fine, but otherwise I think a lot of people are being way too snobby about the whole thing. Chilllll :)

    PS love the actual shot and the girl herself…not that big a fan of her style.

  133. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    The shoes remind me of the the Kremlin rooftops. This is a gorgeous look, for a gorgeous woman.

  134. caray

    October 27, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    i love her watch!

  135. Elle

    October 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t have all the insightful reasons that so many seem to have – I just looked and this and really liked it. She looks good. I’d never wear this look, but I think she looks incredibly good.

  136. a*

    October 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Upon first glance I could’ve sworn this was Tara Subkoff.. the movement surrounding this moment is surreal, and my favorite part of it is the positioning of her adorable gold feet within the cement circle on the sidewalk, almost as if she is a statue frozen there!

  137. Miguel

    October 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I though it was about the looks… not the price or the brand… I still like the picture. How could I have known what kind of bag that was??? (Unless of course I live only on fashion but, fortunately, I do not).

  138. listless runt

    October 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Since no one other than Sart responded to what Alyssa so eloquently said, I guess I will try: I could not agree more.

    I would really appreciate a greater range of people being photographed and documented. Highly fashionable people come from all over the world, in big cities and small towns. Not just NYC, Milan, Paris, people at fashion events. If Sart, you do “photograph what you see,” perhaps you should consider trying different locations to broaden the horizons of this blog.

    All that being said, I think the style here is super trendy and just generally a done look. Give me something new. I also think that her bag and shoes are ostentatious. But I understand why it’s here, it’s a beautiful photo that truly captures a moment. I just have come to expect a more even mix of fashion and moment.

  139. May Kasahara

    October 27, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I like

    a.) the heeled oxfords in the background

    b.) the hand drawn naked girl on her shirt.

  140. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    It looks like a dance.

  141. Chloe's Chic Conception

    October 27, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I looove this photo!!

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    October 27, 2008 at 7:05 pm


  143. coco

    October 27, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    composition wise, one of your best

  144. Lindsey

    October 27, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I’m usually too intimidated to post comments on any of these, but I’ve decided to get over that because you only live once, right?

    I like the girl’s haircut, and her head band. I like her giant watch face, too. She’s so little, it is very striking. I couldn’t care less if her bag is fake (ha ha ha, one of the reasons I don’t post here, I don’t know designer from homemade) but it looks like it’s really weighing her down.

    I don’t really like those shorts- they remind me of summers when I was eight or nine years old and I made my own cutoffs and cut them too short.

    I agree with others that the photograph is far more interesting and compelling than the outfit the girl is wearing.

    I guess she just looks a little lost in those clothes.

  145. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    so so beautiful, stands out impeccably in a rather impeccable crowd…

  146. Dan in Richmond

    October 27, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I think the “controversy” over the authenticity of the bag is absurd. Some people are mistaking brand name recognition with personal style- they’re hardly related.One can (I shouldn’t have to say) have great style without sporting one designer label.

  147. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    tights under shorts…I’m not a fan.

    Those shoes on the trench lady!

  148. Cammila

    October 27, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    This look actually kind of makes me jealous. Not specifically of the clothes, but of the whole thing. I want to BE that girl. Just for a moment on the street.

  149. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 12:12 am

    I fell in love with her! Great shot, great outfit.

  150. fernandomachine

    October 28, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Hmmm…perfect outfit as she waits to buy half price tickets to the Comedie Francaise…(I know those columns!!) I would have worn the same thing, but mexicans don’t look good in gold shoes.

  151. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 2:06 am

    i don’t like the denim shorts; never like them really mostly on anyone, even those with the legs to work them. otherwise, i like her style, and she’s beautiful. you can feel the life in the background too!

    btw, one of these days you should try visiting hong kong–just came from there and many people there are surprisingly stylish. (my brother normally doesn’t care about fashion, but even he had to agree that it was fun to look at the way people dressed there.)

  152. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Fantastic shoes! And I think that’s a Lovisa Burfitt t-shirt she’s wearing – a Swedish designer based in Paris with a penchant for printing Kate Moss illustrations on everything

  153. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Great look. Her cute haircut adds to the individual style. I disagree about the ‘fake’ bag. Fashion is very much about creating a look. somtimes the looks reflects the person and sometimes they don’t. Some use fashion to hide behind. Fashion is all about the false. Don’t kid yourself!

  154. Kenzie

    October 28, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I like how she put the socks on top of the tights…interesting. Great shot Scott! I think you have one of the most unique and sought after blogs ever!

  155. Mary Jane

    October 28, 2008 at 10:47 am

    The Sartorialist: The Musical

  156. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 11:40 am

    i love the burfitt-shirt.

    but the whole look seems taken out of teen-fashion magazine.

  157. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I don’t really care for the girl or her outfit, I can see this in Nashville where I live and yet it’s posted on here like it’s compelling. I find the woman in the beige coat laughing a lot more intriguing. Beautiful photograph but I thought this blog was supposed to be about style and yet I’m constantly bored with your subjects lately.

  158. Andromeda

    October 28, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I love this look.
    (and all the people in the background)

  159. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Great shot, pretty girl, mediocre outfit. Every other girl I see dresses in this uniform of long tee, tiny shorts over leggings, hipster headband, and black bag everyday. Interesting shoe choice, though… not sure I like it or not.

  160. The gold shoes are stunning, and I love the woman laughing in the background. Great photo!

  161. David

    October 28, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    The first thing I thought of was the little girl from the drawing associated with Les Mis.

  162. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    She’s a pretty girl with great legs but I’m getting tired of this black tights-denim shorts-jacket look.

  163. yu shan

    October 28, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    wow i love her look, and i love that she didn’t have to go super designer to pull it off-i’m almost certain that those shoes are from topshop!

  164. londondog

    October 29, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Pretty girl and lovely shot but that look is worn to death in London and pretty much every Hoxtonite wannabe girl looks like this. Very Peaches Geldof.

  165. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 11:36 am

    she looks like she is costumed to play in “Rent.” very trendy…love the big watch.

  166. Yan

    October 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    this photo shows me why photograph is an art. this is a pos-modern paint.

  167. anna

    October 29, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Ida Pyk is not only a beautiful and talented (paris based but swedish) model (as a few people already mentioned). She’s also quite a good writer. Yes, some people have it all. I would not be surprised if those of you pointing at the fake bag already know all this. Hey, if the bag is fake you gotta love her for wearing it while modeling in paris. now that’s a true rebel, folks! also, i’d like to respond to the argument about this not being original; if you got style it will show no matter teh price of your bag, and also – a person with great style will turn any outfit into a piece of art. it’s all in the attitude, no?

  168. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 1:48 am

    so fab!

  169. Brian

    October 30, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Reminds of a working girl/that I once knew/stole my wallet/and stole my heart

  170. Joshua

    October 30, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I love this photo, it is amazing! The movement of the man on the left is just incredible. Who took this photo?

  171. sebri

    October 31, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Yeah this is just a great photograph. So very in the human moment that the fashion of it all is too mundane to discuss.

  172. Red Flashlight

    November 2, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I think she looks fantastic! Wonderful wardrobe choices. And the mise on scene is just great – the ‘bystanders’ are loving it. But . . . she looks like she’s self-consciously ‘showing’ us her bag. Bags have become over-the-top important these days because, even if the rest of your clothes come from a discount warehouse, you can still prove your worthiness as a human being by spending several thousand dollars on your bag. Kind of silly.

  173. Kitschen Pink

    November 3, 2008 at 7:42 am

    great happy shot! Love it! Love that little poppet strutting her stuff and finding her style! Wonderful. This is when I like fashion! It doesn’t have to be perfect, just fun and individual! t.x

  174. Hedvig

    November 3, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I love this.

  175. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    It is usually negative that you can see the pocket under the shorts, but on this picture it looked cool next to the black tights. It’s a pretty picture.

  176. Matthieu C

    November 3, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I love the woman on the right/background… awesome shoes – steels the show for me.

  177. pwincess bebe

    November 5, 2008 at 12:55 am

    i like this, she looks like a rock chic. love the balenciaga bag too. awesome

  178. Anonymous

    November 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    I love how much action there is in the background and yet she stands perfectly still in the center of it. The composition is lovely. She is not standing in the center of the circle below her feet, but is in the center of the long hall way. Very nicely done.

  179. xssat

    November 6, 2008 at 4:36 am

    What an amazing shot! I always try to wait til there’s no one else in the shot, but seeing this is going to change my approach. Brilliant!

  180. Luli

    November 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I think she looks very thin.

    Anyway, her style’s good: love the casual wear.

  181. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    she looks so sad compared to all the happy people.

    her outfit isn’t so great. looks too much like a mashup of popular trends. only looks good because she’s thin and has long legs. although i will say the headband and the hair works quite well : )

  182. Kits

    November 8, 2008 at 6:10 am

    The shoes set it all off

  183. florencia

    November 8, 2008 at 11:30 am

    i like that everybody in the backround looks like dancing! kiss from argentina!

  184. fernanda

    November 12, 2008 at 11:25 am

    loving it!!!

  185. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 5:22 am

    I love how just the shoes in this shot tell their own story, the clothes are secondary, great shot.

  186. Anonymous

    November 29, 2008 at 1:38 am


    Would the background still be more interesting if we took away this disenchanted angel standing like a statue in the midst of it all?

    Of course not. She makes the picture, whether you like it or not. Sart knows what he’s doing, people. And on that note: gorgeous composition, stylish girl, BRAVO.

  187. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Ida Pyk is her namne. A swedish model/journalist.

  188. Sissi

    February 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

    People are really going on about bags being fake and all, seriously who cares? And fyi, it's problably not fake anyway, because she's one of the most successful models from Sweden. A model carrying fake designer bags would problably be a career killer. This picture is great and she looks awesome as always – from head to toe!

  189. Name*

    July 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    The people in the background are really very interesting. Are they dancing? Filming a musical? What? The girl looks amazing, bag and all! What a contrast!

  190. Emmy

    March 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Look at the women on the right, timeless style!

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