Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On the Street….Black and White Plaid, London


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  1. Xyryl

    September 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Scary yet gorgeously, wait.. is that patterns or stripes? I’m confused! Classy and very recommended to you and I, the whole entire human race. Thank You.

  2. paul Gonzales

    September 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Love the check!

  3. Fashion Me Wild

    September 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    That first photo is so pretty. Love the black and white theme.

    Check out today’s look:

  4. Brenna

    September 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    What are the shoes in the first shot? I love how they match her hair. Does anyone recognize them?

  5. Hana

    September 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    i could not help myself, but looking at the first picture, i saw the hairy no-face creature from Adams Family….i do not necessarily mean it as bad thing…it just came to my mind :)

  6. CBC

    September 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Love the english school girl look She does it very well…

  7. martine

    September 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    The first photo is super pretty. the second is great for the bag. i know people are supposed tp like teeny ladylike bags now, but theres just no room in them.

  8. Lauren

    September 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I think the shoes in the first shot are the best thing here!

    The Styleseer

  9. Meutia

    September 21, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    i would kill to have her hair color

  10. gabriela

    September 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    more beautiful than the wrap/coat is the hair!!

  11. Emma

    September 21, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Love the coat, the hair and the shoes in the first picture. The whole look is stunning, elegant, yet kind of edgy and unusual in the shape and proportions.

  12. Bohemian Style

    September 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I like it as a cape especially with the red shoes..

  13. Caitlin

    September 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I’m overwhelming by how amazing this bag is! The lovely leather of the bag goes well with the laid back look of the shirt.

  14. The Fancy Teacup

    September 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Plaid madness! Such fun captures.

    ♥, Jamie

  15. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    September 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Great pattern. An original way to dress in B&W. The photo makes it desperately desirable.
    Cristián from Santiago, Chile

    @cristianpavezd on Twitter

  16. stephen

    September 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Wow, that is an amazing photograph.

  17. Carlo

    September 21, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Lovely coat! <3

  18. Leo

    September 21, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Does anyone know what Hermes bag that is?

  19. nemee

    September 22, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Love the tartan print and the long length. Reminds me of a young Professor McGonagall.

  20. Purseandco

    September 22, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I have never seen a Birkin Hermès match with this style. This bag is a jewel, please do not fill it so much!

  21. cccassidy

    September 22, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Plaid is a mainstay every season every fade… long live


  22. John

    September 22, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Love the bag. Does anyone know the brand?

  23. une chatte grise

    September 22, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Saw the first photo and felt compelled to listen to some Switchblade Symphony. Very nice (and perfect for the beginning of autumn!).

  24. Maria

    September 22, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Oh this i great! Love that girls hair!

  25. Johan

    September 22, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Very brittish and very stylish!

  26. viveldetalle

    September 22, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Simple and fantastic!

  27. Irene

    September 22, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Love it!!!

  28. Giada

    September 22, 2011 at 2:55 am

    I love the fisrt photo!!


  29. Susanna

    September 22, 2011 at 3:39 am

    “Black for you”
    “It becomes me well”

    Swede as I am I come to think of Ingmar Bergman. The seventh Seal. Deep!? Maybe but they do play chess. :0)

    A chessbord in the bag had been great. =)

    Love London.

  30. gotopa

    September 22, 2011 at 3:50 am

    the shirt is GAP men’s departement from a few years ago.
    Must go now and look for it in my wardrobe

  31. Theafternoontea

    September 22, 2011 at 4:12 am

    This is the life!

    I love your blog very much because your pictures are like the mirror of my personal experience. This is funny! I’d like you to check my blog. Have a good day Frances

  32. fashionxxi

    September 22, 2011 at 4:19 am

    love that look!

  33. RS

    September 22, 2011 at 4:26 am

    So nice to see a slick Hermes actually being used as a portable dumping ground for all the necessary excess print one collects from LFW. Ahem, rather than an oversized arm candy bracelet bag.

  34. Lavart concept

    September 22, 2011 at 4:30 am

    B&W it’s always a good way to reinvent fashion, the pictures speak from themselves. A real retro touch!

  35. juanita

    September 22, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I’m sure a cape is a hot fashion item but have you ever tried to drive/park a car whilst wearing one or alternatively lug the shopping home?!

  36. Claire

    September 22, 2011 at 4:41 am

    That cape is one of the most fabulous capes i have seen in a long time – and i love the styling – the flat brown brogues – her gorgeous undone hair – stunning x

  37. jas

    September 22, 2011 at 4:42 am

  38. Reigs

    September 22, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Love the cape – very elegant & classy.

  39. Amy

    September 22, 2011 at 5:04 am

    First photo is absolutely stunning! I think the shoes might be Russell and Bromley?

  40. Kiki

    September 22, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I like the first pic very much!
    The combination of dark and red, thumbs up!

    Your photos are irresistible to me.

  41. linda

    September 22, 2011 at 5:32 am

    love the first photo with the dark grey back drop … the b/w check cape is overwhelming though … great style in the second photo would love to see the whole look …

  42. loubehr

    September 22, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Love the cape so much !

    It’s a must have !

  43. Erica

    September 22, 2011 at 5:39 am

  44. Milena

    September 22, 2011 at 5:42 am

    ah very very nice. I love black and white plaid. And the first picture is amazing.

  45. Crónicas de mi armario

    September 22, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Black&White is the new “black”.

  46. Sell WoW Accounts

    September 22, 2011 at 6:03 am

    i really love black and whites!:)

  47. tz

    September 22, 2011 at 6:37 am

    The first shot is amazing! Great atmosphere. Check out my fashion inspiration blog

  48. antique engagement rings

    September 22, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I love the pattern.. classic!

  49. nevermind

    September 22, 2011 at 6:49 am

    whata nice cape!

  50. Anemone

    September 22, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Love the outfit on the picture above! Very London!

  51. thesecretcloset

    September 22, 2011 at 7:42 am

    You are in LONDON!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAmazing!!!

  52. Minnie Clipper

    September 22, 2011 at 7:49 am

    With a picture like this, it only could be from sartorialist.
    That’s avery nice outfit.


  53. Marcela

    September 22, 2011 at 8:10 am

    The first look is a bit too much for me, but I like the second look (picture).

  54. Niki Fulton

    September 22, 2011 at 8:18 am

    That top photo is jaw dropping in colour, composition, everything. Fabulous.


    September 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Wow, that first photo is great! Love the length of the coat, just beneath the knees. Love the shoes, the hair!

  56. Clara Turbay

    September 22, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I like so much the bag and those shoes, and the ways she moves.

  57. Agnes PL

    September 22, 2011 at 8:48 am

    this bag is magnificent!

  58. robyn

    September 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    love the plaid cape!

  59. Adam D.

    September 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I like how in the second shot, it takes a second to tell which way the individual is actually facing…and then you take another look just to make sure, but you’re never really quite sure.

  60. Mr Kane

    September 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Love that print!!
    my fav is the 1st one and love the bag of the second one!

    J Kane

  61. Pascal

    September 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

  62. alessio

    September 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I love bag and small squae!

  63. Les Ismore

    September 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

    As I was scrolling down, I thought the first picture was Cousin Itt from the Addams Family, at least until I saw the shoes…which are amazing!!!!!

  64. Calypso Bay

    September 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I love the bag. So hot

  65. Tia

    September 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I love the combination, the shoes are awesome too

    visit me:

  66. thefashionguitar

    September 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Sad that the black and white pleat isn’t really working for me, cause I LOVE it

    XO Charlotte

  67. Catherine

    September 22, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Oh la la this first photo. The coat ! The jacket! Her hair!


  68. Sarahindenim

    September 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Yes, well, a Birkin bag can make anything look fashionable.

  69. songbird

    September 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    i love plaids..i have got myself a couple of plaids..and i am so happy with the trends emerging this season beacause some of them are my favourite styles.

  70. Abiola

    September 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I LOVE that cape! So simple yet so stylish…

  71. Laura

    September 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I admire these photos– the way the plaids are subtly echoed in both backgrounds, the cobblestones and the window screens.

  72. Portrayed

    September 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Simple and so elegant! Love it!

  73. La Petite Marmoset

    September 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I like this look!

    La Petite Marmoset

  74. Camilla

    September 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Check is great! maybe not on black and white

  75. Remy

    September 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    The first picture is great. I love the cape but with those shoes it looks as if she is on the way to take the veil.
    Greetings from Amsterdam.

  76. Medo

    September 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    omg! I have so similar shirt:) Crazy :-D

  77. Thalia

    September 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    The shoes are YMC Highland Brogues.

  78. Flower Diamond

    September 23, 2011 at 1:50 am

    great looks. great bag/s. perfect composition in cape photo.

  79. Annabella

    September 23, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Oh to be so cas about that bag.

  80. meg

    September 23, 2011 at 4:19 am

    The cape makes such a stunning line. Love it.

  81. Name*ken t

    September 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Brenna ,those shoes in the first shot look like Oliversweeny woman,fantastic and just like their mens version

  82. Parul Sharma

    September 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    wow, the first shot looked like a runway image coz of the crop and black backdrop.. till I noticed that it said it was on the streets of london.

  83. Lydia

    September 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I am constantly and consistently disappointed in the Sartorialist’s lack of time for London. Of course, I do understand that you are busy and are naturally going to spend more time shooting people in NY, however, considering that you were just as present at LFW as you were at NYFW, MFW and PFW, you have not done the great city of London justice in these few photos.

    London has something very special when it comes to style. It is different to everybody else. East/North London girls somehow make scruffy look amazing, and the Western Londoners do polished chic just as convincingly as Paris or Milan. But of course, it is all about this completely English eccentricity that is just so enigmatic and different about the place. People aren’t scared to be weird, in fact, it is celebrated. People aren’t scared to mix a Balenciaga bag with a skirt that cost them £3 from Oxfam. And of course, and most importantly, London people are absolute aficionados and experts of the art of layering, where we have become such experts through our ever-changing and unpredicatable weather. God bless the unpredictable weather!

    As i previously mentioned, I think it is an absolute travesty that London is ‘brushed over’ on this website. Can you truly tell me that in the entirety of LFW you only got 4 worthy shots? If anyone wants to see a great spectrum of London style from fashion week, please go to, or, where you will find London style done justice.

    Not to sound like a complete Judas, I do adore this blog and it is one of the 5 or 6 that I check on a daily or near-daily basis. And as an avid supporter and follower, I would think it in my interests to bring this to your attention and to hope that London receives the recognition it deserves in the future.

  84. Stitch Union

    September 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I think I have to pull out my dad’s old shirts from his closet! He has exactly same one from 2nd photo!

  85. asscher cut engagement rings

    September 24, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I love the bag…….!

  86. Nicole g

    September 24, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Is it silly that the first picture immediately reminded me of Jenny Weasley from Harry Potter with her long red hair, gorgeous cloak, and classic Oxford prep shoes? Just lovely. I really enjoyed it.

  87. Alessandra

    September 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm


  88. YogaSpy

    September 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Love it. I grew up in Hawaii and these black-and-white plaids remind me of palaka fabric. (Google it.)

  89. jenna

    September 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Interesting look, but the Birkin looks like a fake to me. Hard to tell from a distance, but handles look wrong….

  90. DG

    October 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    really, come on, haha, that’s a Birkin, of course, and I’d say the black Versace in the back ground looks pretty great as well :)

  91. Benjjio

    July 11, 2012 at 12:58 am

    They’re both just awesome.

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