Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street….Inside-out Shearling, London

Again, it’s not what you wear – it’s how you wear it.


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  1. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I dig.

  2. Caitlin

    September 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I love her boots but it's overall a look that is far from classy, in my opinion.
    (but come on, I like pretty much everything on this site, she seems to know what she's doing, this kid)


    September 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    it's how you wear it.!!!!

  4. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    not a pretty picture. the run on the legging and the sloppy shoes just don't compute. the leather side next to the skin will feel sticky after a while. shearling is meant to trap air and warmth inside, between the skin and leather.

  5. Saffron

    September 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    cute…..also those pics by Polka Dot of you are darling :-)))

  6. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    With a face like hers, anything goes!

  7. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Without malice, this is too Punky Brewster meets Pippi Longstockings for my tastes.


  8. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    She looks like a whimsical, young vagabond! I will continue to imagine the world hasn't managed to break her spirit yet.

  9. diane

    September 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm


  10. loveroffashion

    September 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I love her train case!!

  11. ginjin3

    September 20, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    those boots are amazing. the way it aged is beautiful.

  12. JC

    September 20, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    wow. so VERY true. and i really really want her boots!!

    -Jane @

  13. meghan

    September 20, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    so true, she's totally working something so simple

  14. Candace

    September 21, 2009 at 12:10 am

    She is certainly wearing that coat like it's reversible, love it! And I have a suitcase just like that…different pattern tho, it was my grandmother's.

  15. Jacqueline

    September 21, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Exactly, it is perfect on her! She looks quite adorable.

    See me in Barcelona at

  16. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Looks like a child.

  17. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:19 am

    omigosh! i love it

  18. Dominica

    September 21, 2009 at 12:23 am

    With that 'je ne sais quoi' air to it !
    Goin' toorder your book today Sart !
    Looking forward to it …

  19. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:24 am

    absolutely adorable — & fantastic suitcase!

  20. ellabella

    September 21, 2009 at 12:32 am

    the coat is inventive, but i love the shoes and bag! they are worn so genuinely! (could live without the shirt).

  21. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Stylish certainly, but I don't love the look.

  22. Keyra

    September 21, 2009 at 12:39 am

    lovely boots and eyes

  23. jordan

    September 21, 2009 at 12:46 am

    despite your ability to capture a certain something in just about anyone, i still fail to see the loveliness of this outfit!

    i'm certain there's someone out there that will love it, however.


    September 21, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I liked this girl, and of her T-shirt too!
    woooooow beautiful photoshots here!

  25. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:52 am

    She is cute! This is a look that works when you are really young and really beatiful, as this girls is.

  26. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I like her shoes. so worn out and edgy

  27. Leah

    September 21, 2009 at 12:58 am

    so true. this look and the quilted coat below are worn very well by these two. you really know how to pick them!

  28. MuseElle

    September 21, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I am simply in love your with your blog. I wish you even step foot in LA. There's still fashion people here! lol As I always say you wear the clothes, do not let the clothes wear you.

  29. Holly

    September 21, 2009 at 1:31 am


  30. flybynightkarmarepair

    September 21, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I do not wish to sit next to this gamine on the bus just after a warmish downpour. That is a seriously impractical garment, that coat.

    While this look intrigues me, and the elements work pretty well together, for reasons I cannot explain, no.

  31. nikky

    September 21, 2009 at 1:43 am

    i completely did not think i liked this ensemble at first glance, until i sincerely looked back at it and realized that it's a rather unique look.

    her shoes, her shirt print, and her expression are a great combo.

  32. Nick Leonard

    September 21, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Really love it.

  33. Poppy scott

    September 21, 2009 at 2:28 am

    why did you cut the photo's? Is it because you thought the tights and ripped top were to much?

    I know a lot of people who dress like this. She has the right face for the clothes. Beautiful.

  34. agent provocateur

    September 21, 2009 at 2:42 am

    she reminds me of a vagabond
    and i agree with your quip – it is definitely about how you wear it

  35. The Sunlight District

    September 21, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Har har har,

    you'd think, with that awesome train case, that she'd be able to afford clothes that fit.

    It looks like she raided a combination of her lil sister's and homeless grandpa's closet.

    But kudos for creativity though. She probably has better fashion sense on a more regular basis than I ever will.

  36. julieann

    September 21, 2009 at 3:09 am

    It serves to prove one should experiment & have fun when very young. Over 20 this would look more baglady than Kooky !

  37. Hanna Persson

    September 21, 2009 at 3:51 am

    right on.

  38. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Individually, I do not think any of these garments are appealing. Together however, they tell a story and that is what fashion should be all about. Also, how old is she?!

  39. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 4:17 am

    how taxi driver…

  40. Pearl Westwood

    September 21, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Love how she had the whole grunge look going on, then pairs it with the sweetest, girliest little suitcase ever!

  41. Charlotte

    September 21, 2009 at 5:58 am

    I love it…it sums up British style. Not polished and glossy, but slung together, and intentionally mussed up!

  42. Poppy

    September 21, 2009 at 6:13 am

    A completely fantastic jacket, it really looks amazing on her.

  43. ingefaer

    September 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

    doesn't inspire me, but anything goes at that age – sweet face.

  44. catarinaque

    September 21, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I just want her bag!

  45. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    When you are young and beautiful, you can do everything!
    When you are 40, you look like a

  46. alice

    September 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

  47. Anna

    September 21, 2009 at 8:35 am




    - Anna

  48. Holly

    September 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Right again Scott!!!

  49. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

    liking the boots. where could you get a pair like those?

  50. The Clever Pup

    September 21, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Awww Sart….
    as a 40something I can not seriously be inspired by a girl one-third my age. Shouldn't she be in school?

  51. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Can't say that I like her outfit, but I do like her spirit. Points for creativity.

  52. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I was scrolling down, and just looking at her face I could have sworn this was going to be a picture of a 5 year old… a bit unnerving to be honest. Love the boots though.

  53. Allen - East Hampton

    September 21, 2009 at 11:24 am

    You were right to take her picture, Sart. What is she – like 12?

  54. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    i want those boots…

  55. Bookworm

    September 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I'm not a big fan of the actual outfit, but I love that suitcase. It's very vintage-cool.

  56. SM

    September 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    cool! I wore my dad's coat exactly like this in the 80s. I think you have to be quite young for it to work, though.

  57. The Bird's Eye

    September 21, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    i love the funky boots!

  58. aggy

    September 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Your words- the essence of what personal style is. So true!

  59. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Where can I get boots like that? Shes so genuine and perfect! [email protected]

  60. Bobbi Lewin

    September 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    She looks so much like the striped and easy girl on Sept 14

  61. Dr.Kraft

    September 21, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    this outfit rock it !!
    …only london this is so posible
    great pics

  62. Fashion4Life

    September 21, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    so true! i completely j'adore that suitcase by the way!

  63. desertwind

    September 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Right on, Sart.

    She's a doll.

    Why do older people think she won't turn it back-side-out when the weather turns?

    (I did the same at her age and young is adventurous not stupid.)

  64. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    PERFECT outfit. Suits her so beautifully for her age and attitude. Very fetching. Would love to see what she's wearing 10 years from now.


    September 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    wow.. just perfect!!!

  66. Alex

    September 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I know Billie! I worked with her in London, and she has the best sense of style–anything goes. Her personality is exactly the same, never a dull moment.

  67. Jack Daniel

    September 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Great shots! She's definitely one of a kind on this blog.
    I want her brief case!

  68. m.edwin

    September 21, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    this girl is inspiring.

  69. Hanna

    September 22, 2009 at 2:33 am

    I love the shoes and suitcase. It's funny because it makes me realize how young I look. I cannot tell how old this girl is (although she does look young to me) but I feel like I look about the same age as her and I am 21.

  70. evie

    September 22, 2009 at 5:29 am


  71. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 8:55 am

    love it

  72. AONIE

    September 22, 2009 at 9:12 am


  73. Dan

    September 22, 2009 at 11:57 am

    A 21st-century Maria Schneider!

  74. Erin

    September 22, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I think London will always be my favorite of your cities – such a no-fear, I-like-it-and-that's-what-matters attitude. I wish you shot there more.

  75. Annika

    September 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I love the contrast of the smart, sophisticated shoes in the background. What made you split this into two photos rather than one complete outfit?

    (Still I think if I saw this stomach exposing top in real life, I might think it was trashy)

  76. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Cute baby

  77. coco

    October 27, 2009 at 3:58 am

    She's too cute… like the girl in the movie Lolita

  78. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I like this outfit in separates- not together. However, the bag just makes the whole thing amazing.

  79. Anonymous

    November 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Great shoes. Where is her mother?

  80. Bianca

    December 30, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    She's either 16 or 17. Not sure, but I read her blog. Billie JD-

  81. Anonymous

    August 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    gawd…those boots! that suitcase!

  82. blog

    February 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

    isn't this that billie porter journalist person?

  83. Boxer's Adventures

    February 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    It is so obviously how you wear it, without mind to what it actually is. True!
    International Blog and Shop

  84. Dwain

    December 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    It’s Billie JD Porter. She’s 20… @billiejdporter

  85. Fabian

    October 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  86. gregg

    April 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    My calculations tell me that by seeing the original posing date for this picture, which was in 2009 that by now, 2017, she is probably 20 by now.
    Did she need parental permission for her picture to be taken?? :):):)

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