Being from Brazil I find it hard to believe that you just found this lady walking around on those clothes… even in Sao Paulo, where people tend to dress a little better than in Rio for example…but, well, I guess you did! I don’t live in Brazil right now, but every time I go back and wear something a little more fashionable on the street I feel like an alien from another planet, Brazilians still have a lot to learn about fashion! I feel the potential though, we’ll get there!! Maybe this lady is starting it all, who knows!!!
If you told us this was Paris…I would believe you. This woman exudes pure feminine sexuality, in a very subtle way. The washed out effect from the lighting is gorgeous in contrast to her dark silhouette.
Great looks! Beautiful picture. Just wish I could see the outfit better, I really like it. I must agree with Juliana, whenever I try to wear something a bit different/ more stylish here in Brazil I kinda feel like an alien.. We are too classic and “belt matching shoes”, in general.
For the fashion conscious person this is a really boring outfit, checks are everywhere now, everybody is wearing them, so whereâs the surprise âŚno where!!!!! Lumberjack fashion leave it in the forest!!!!!
man, you should come to porto alegre, in rio grande do sul. the mix of germans, italians, and braziliand resulted in the most beautiful women and men in the world. do you know gisele, la bĂźndchen? she’s from rio grande do sul. come spend a couple of days here. visit padre chagas st; the neighborhoods of bom fim, cidade baixa, and moinhos de vento; on sunday, go to parcĂŁo and redenĂ§ĂŁo parcs. you’ll be impressed.
I live in SĂŁo Paulo. To me this is the perfect example of the Brazilian jet setter, very Eurocentric, and not Brazilian at all. The SĂŁo Paulo style has more colors and is creative, funky, young, beautiful and even a little bit misplaced. Please, Scott, donÂ´t stay only in Jardins. Go to Vila Madalena and Baixo Augusta too.
I am sorry, but I donÂ´t see style or a high sense of fashion. I think that sheÂ´s wearing what everybody is wearing right now, since the grunge is back. Besides that, I donÂ´t think that looking like Paris is something nice. We were all expecting to see something different in Brazil, not Paris or New York style.
From the comments I guess I’m almost alone in this, but honestly I was kind of bored – she is certainly beautiful, but she just looks…cute. Anybody could put that outfit together. It’s nice, but without the special flair that most of your subjects have. And on top of that, there’s nothing that really says BRASIL to me (except maybe the cleavage haha). But, it is a beautiful photo, she’s gorgeous.
If you like that, you must come to florianopolis… sao paulo is great, Florainaopolis is super. forget about sao paulo, every “paulista” with some good taste have a house in florianopolis.
She is realy great, but here in the south (santa catarina) whe have the most beautiful girls in brasil… take your time, get a plane and come here… florianopolis, porto alegre, and every little city in the south… we have the most amazing girls in the ***** world.
It’s a real pitty, Juliana, that you think Brazil has a lot to learn about fashion. I’m a Brazilian myself, and have been living abroad for a couple of years now, in different countries. I believe that each place has its own quirkyness, and so does Brazil. I don’t feel like I’m from another planet when I visit my country because I don’t try to wear the same things I’d wear in London, for example. I love the Brazilian style. I love the fact that girls in Sao Paulo look great with little makeup, a nice pair of jeans, white t-shirt, great shoes (or even Havaianas) and a bold accessory. I love the lively colorful outfits from Rio, and also North, Northeast. And I strongly believe Brazil has a lot to offer in terms of fashion creativity. I do see your point though and agree that it’s kind of hard to find a girl like that wandering the streets of Sao Paulo.
Great image! We have a special way to be fashion in Brasil (I don’t like to write Brasil with “z”) and our people like to wear confortable, informal and interesting clothes. I don’t know Vittorio St. in SĂŁo Paulo,where I live, but the girl looks like a beautiful brazilian.
I particulally didn’t like the girl’s style. It doesn’t stand out like some of the other pictures found here, that were taken by Mr. Sartorialist. Like one of the comments said before anyone could have put that outfit together. I feel sad to think that this is the most original look on the streets of Brazil…
As Brazilian and paulista (from Sao Paulo) I was curious to see your view from my city as I consider you an elegant person with great stile view. I was truly disappointed for your choice of place and character. Sao paulo is a great city with a huge variety of “fashion victims”. Free yourself and enjoy.
that’s what is sao Paulo is all about! Chic, clever and not trying too hard to look good. But I too fell a bit like alien when I go home (Brazil), but not anymore maybe I will have my picture taken and be on “the List”. The Sartorian list. http://www.sellingdrama.com Fabiana
First, I just wanted to say that I believe Brazil has a great sense of fashion! For the Brazilians that commented otherwise, I don’t where you live, but I’ve been living in the United States for a the past 8 years, and every time I go to Brazil I can convinced that regular Brazilians dress much better than regular Americans do.
just for the record…..it’s fall in SĂŁo Paulo now….and in less than a month it will be winter….yes it’s sunny, but still cold (at least for us) that’s why this gorgeous girl looks pretty comfortable on those boots. got it?
Ah, Brazil! Wonderful! Land of most beautiful women in the world! The black is beautiful! White? Just mention Gisele BĂźndchen whose image does not need words. It is even a tropical country blessed by God and beautiful by nature … But that beauty!
every time I go back and wear something a little more fashionable on the street I feel like an alien from another planet, Brazilians still have a lot to learn about fashion! [+1] i can’t believe that this picture is in Sao Paulo. i’m proud of my country. :)
I have to disagree when people say that when we decide to wear fashionable clothes in Sao Paulo people look us like aliens. It use to happen with me, 5 or 10 wears ago. Now its very normal. This look of the picture seems very normal to me. Very beautiful pic. Its calm, and she has life in her eyes.
So funny to see so many passionate Brazilians commenting on here – I’m one of them. I’m also glad it’s been cleared up that it’s WINTER in Brazil now. And although it doesn’t get as cold as it does in other places, women use the chillier weather as an excuse to wear warmer clothing, like boots! Proving that yes, they are fashionable.
I don’t know why so many people just assume that this shot and this girl are supposed to be some sort of representation of fashion in Brazil. Why not just see it as a great picture? People in Sao Paulo are some of the best dressed in Brazil, similar to other big cities around the world. It would be interesting to see the more casual look of people in Rio.
Since I’m brazilian and I’m from Curitiba and I loooove Santa Catarina, I really think that you should come to see the beauty of the south. Juliana said that when we dress something fashionable, people think we are aliens, this is not true. If everyone think what other will think about what we are dressing, we will never grow. People used to look at us like aliens when I was 7, but now I am 18 and fashion is almost everything for me and most of people that I know. The point is dont worry if someone thinks you’re an alien, just because you are dressing something that is not what everyone dresses. This is the problem of Brazil, always thinking in what others will think of you. C’mon people, lets change our minds and if we are more classical than other countries, great this is brazilian’s style, like France, Australia, USA and all other countries has there own style, we dont need to copy them. Lets be happy with us and forget a little bit of others opinion???
Oh, my. Some people here seems to be not aware that temperature in SĂŁo Paulo can be really low. She is just fine with the boots. And yes, I agree with Carolina about “aliens” in SP. This kind of remark is so yesterday.
Real Brazilian women wear clothes that look like they were made nowhere else. Brazil has a very strong intra-country garmento industry. I love looking at “ordinary” women there and what they’ve got on because even the smallest accessories absolutely do not look like anything you ever see in the States.
You have an ability to capture a place’s face. Brazilians are so mixed, that sometimes we believe they don’t have a typical face. Something you can look at and say “brazilian”. But you’ve got it. This beautifull girl has a brazilian face.
Very lovely girl, but I’m so over the flannel thing. This outfit looks straight out of a Nylon Mag or URBN catalogue. There really isn’t any creativity here at all. I think the cleavage is what sells it (speaking of which–that is one heck of a push-up bra?!? Can’t figure out what’s going on there…)
I’m going to stick my neck out here and say I don’t really like this. Don’t get me wrong, she looks lovely but just a little, well… bland. All the cliched ‘sexy girl’ elements are there – loose, flowing hair; the understated, subtle make-up; the ontrend clothes; the gauche, pigeon toed stance; the just-a-hint-but-not-too-much flash of flesh but there isn’t the individuality or creativity that separates the merely fashionable from the truly stylish. The elements that make this picture worth looking at are really down to the photographer, (yup, that’s you Sart!) Sorry.
Beautiful girl, cute outfit, amazing lighting. I hate to be one of the few to mention this, but the pigeon toed look is sooo horrible. I wish women would stop this. It’s unattractive, awkward and infantalizes an otherwise strong looking woman.
To me this just screams topshop – boring, unexciting, badly put together. Sure she’s pretty but her face isn’t that interesting – conforms to the status quo somewhat. You’re normally right on the money, but with this it’s missing a certain avant garde agenda that’s normally inherent in many of your photos. But hey, if the girl is reading this, no offence – just my opinion and it looks like I’m in a tiny minority anyway!
Dear Juliana, sorry but I dont know where in Brazil youcomo from, Sao paulo isone of the very cosmopolitan city in the world, and Vittorio Fasano street, is now the heart of cool and chic people. Just let me know fron with area fron Sao pulo you como from ….. Sorry U R wrong ….. Luis
This is far too cliche for me, to be honest. Sart, I love you very much, but I think you have a much more talented eye than this. Don't sell yourself short. I can't wait to see what this summer will bring. Best of wishes.
i'm from Brazil, and i see a lot of people that have that "fashion sense", you just have to look in the right places. i just love this pic, and i love this blog. i hope to see more pics from Brazil soon!
I think this is a really normal outfit that anyone can wear. I'm not slating it, in fact I have a lumberjack shirt that looks near identical to this. I love the versitility actually of an item that can be adapted in so many ways – with tights and boots or with classic jeans as a look that I normally wear. Thank heavens for such wardrobe staples. I wear mine regularly.
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