Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On the Street…..Le Marais, Paris


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  1. jayce

    October 21, 2008 at 8:36 am

    woah. she needs to be in the movies. i don’t know why, but she just does.

    loving her layers.

  2. Cotton Heart

    October 21, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Flawless layering and haircut, I am sure she layers all year long

  3. saray

    October 21, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Love it!

  4. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Love this! Casual taste and balance. Love how the black does not overpower her pale skin because its broken up by the soft grey and french blue in her jacket.It’s layering at its best! And not a scrap of make up. Beautiful!

  5. MAJoR

    October 21, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Its images like these that make me want to pack my bags for Paris and never look back! Again another great shot that juxtaposes the slim and tailored (pant) with oversized and slouchy (cardigan), I smell a trend forming :-) Thanx sart!

  6. Maggie

    October 21, 2008 at 8:54 am

    an elegant girl

  7. maggie_hogan

    October 21, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Like your purple and black girl from a few days ago, this lady once again demonstrates how wonderful it looks to pair one garment in a bold color with other muted pieces. Great layering… I wish I could see the neckline of the innermost shirt better.

  8. Tout de Noir

    October 21, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Stunning chic. What is this gorgeous color that she wears?

  9. kristin huggins

    October 21, 2008 at 9:02 am

    this is the japanese model ai tominga—- she looks great as always. love the see though blk toppeekingout w/ the androgynous sweater and jacket.

  10. tj

    October 21, 2008 at 9:02 am

    The clothing is nice. The cheekbones are fabulous.
    If she’s not a model, then I’m a monkey’s uncle.
    I love that she looks so great without a touch of makeup.

  11. miss sophie

    October 21, 2008 at 9:10 am

    love this! the perfect palette of colors for fall.

  12. beths

    October 21, 2008 at 9:14 am

    She’s a lovely person, and the teal blue flatters her, but am I the only one who sees the jacket and sweater as ill-fitting as opposed to slouchy? Jacket’s shoulders and sweater’s belly undermine the flattering fit of the under layers (blouse and slacks).

  13. Delighted and Charmed

    October 21, 2008 at 9:19 am

    One word come to mind: fierce.

  14. gregorytoddsmith

    October 21, 2008 at 9:22 am

    This is glamor. I hate using the words “perfect” and “flawless” to describe someone’s style. This is flawless. And I don’t hate saying it.

  15. zozo

    October 21, 2008 at 9:26 am

    the series of triangles formed by her haircut, her chin, her black blouse and grey cardigan echo each other and make a perfect geometric composition. she has a beautiful face with no make-up. she is chic and cool.

  16. Pine & Lord

    October 21, 2008 at 9:28 am

    wow! she is stunning!

  17. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 21, 2008 at 9:31 am

    She looks sexy

    I like how the layers work.

    The hair frames her face so well.

  18. Dan in Richmond

    October 21, 2008 at 9:34 am

    The lace provides an unexpected contrast to the coat, scarf and sweater and its’ shape works well compositionally with those around it. I wasn’t keen on the piece itself at first but it functions well in this context so okay. The colors are great- a definite “Yea” in that department.

  19. thwany

    October 21, 2008 at 9:39 am

    great haircut.

  20. Von Fursternberg

    October 21, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Ai Tominaga? Japanese model.

  21. How!

    October 21, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Effortless color combination. So casual and yet so flawless. I am verrrry interested in the detail on her sleeves. I believe I see some small ties at the elbow. Sweet.

  22. Kelly

    October 21, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Simply wow … out of every picture of yours I have ever looked at, for some reason this one might just be my all-time favorite. Perhaps because I’m half-Asian and find her absolutely positively striking. But she is also divinely dressed – that peacock blue truly illuminates her. She looks like modern day royalty.

  23. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 10:17 am

    strike a pose….


  24. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 10:30 am

    i love ai tominaga…i saw her at a casting once..can’t believe she had a baby and still looks fab. love her hair cut.

  25. smplysavge

    October 21, 2008 at 10:35 am

    wait, you all didn’t recognize her as a top model!? of course she is beautiful and has great style!! shame shame on you if you didn’t ; ) just kidding but check out her work, ai tominaga.

    ive never seen her with such a short, chic haircut but of course her face can pull it off. i actually dont really like the mix of black and gray but each individual piece and color is lovely and she still wears it all well. just so cool and cas.

  26. southerngentinL.A.

    October 21, 2008 at 10:39 am

    good lord!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Dr. Jean Grey

    October 21, 2008 at 10:46 am


  28. Janelle Bentley

    October 21, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Love the lace peeking out! She’s gorgeous!

  29. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 11:01 am

    All I see is her face. But I think that’s a good thing.

  30. Lizzy Washington

    October 21, 2008 at 11:17 am

    so i determined it is definitely her. http://www.tominagaai.net/ is her website. evidently she is astylist as well.

  31. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 11:20 am

    wow. my jaw just dropped. stunning…

  32. kOoKy pLuM

    October 21, 2008 at 11:26 am

    ah ai tominaga…yeah her face is gorgeous.. the clothes are jsut not important…lol…

  33. Punkiww

    October 21, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Ai Tominaga is just gorgeous! She makes anything look fabulous. Love her!

  34. *Shirley*

    October 21, 2008 at 11:37 am

    beautiful! love the pants, the scarf and the haircut!! :)

  35. IRENE

    October 21, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Les angles de ce visage…et les yeux! Sa perfection me fait presque peur. Fascinante.

  36. Lloyd's of London

    October 21, 2008 at 11:43 am

    One of my favorite models, Ai Tominaga! She’s so tres chic and her bone structure is fierce!

  37. aviewaskew

    October 21, 2008 at 11:44 am

    great photo sart…mesmeziring…she belongs in a bond film.

  38. S

    October 21, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Lovely photo.

  39. Dominica

    October 21, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    This is the most wonderful picture I’ve seen here…, what is this with Asian people ; they always look so mysteriously cool…If you look at this pic closely, you get this androgen kinda feeling…
    Love the blue of the jacket …

  40. effie

    October 21, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    i think she looks great with this new hairstyle compared to her long locks before. like the interesting details(ribbon) on the jacket’s elbow. that’s something i haven’t seen before!

  41. cami falcĂŁo

    October 21, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    great style and awesome haircut.

  42. Miguel

    October 21, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Now that is a pose with personality… I love this one. And, by the way, beautifull face too!

  43. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Sart,

    This blog is starting to become ‘spotting the fashion celebrity’. I thought it originally intended to depict anonymous cool people in the street, but lately, most of them seem to be working in the industry in some way or another. They certainly look great, but I think it is somehow biased…


  44. Iheartfashion

    October 21, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Ai is so gorgeous she could wear anything, but I love the black lace layered under the grey cotton cardigan and topped by that vivid blue jacket. Masterful!

  45. sadia

    October 21, 2008 at 12:22 pm


  46. Richie Designs

    October 21, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    damn, she gives good face

  47. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I agree with dan in richmond, the lace contrasts with the other solidly coloured items. In fact it jars a little, so much so that my eye is drawn away from her face every time, which is quite an achievement.

    I’m splitting hairs… she looks great.

  48. The Storialist

    October 21, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    That hair! Gorgeous!!

  49. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    oh wow.

    picture. perfect. face

  50. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    coooooool and beauty!!!
    I want to steal her Fashion!

  51. Alex Edward

    October 21, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    What a beauty!

  52. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I think this is a great example of the person dressing and styling herself to highlight her strengths.

    Magnificent, a good looking woman takes a leap to perfectly exquisite.

  53. Hadley Gets Crafty

    October 21, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    The sheer blouse is so beautiful, as is her hair. I’d definitely use the word “cool” to describe her.

  54. indigo warrior

    October 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    This is a great look! I hardly ever think ‘how could I do that?’ about the pictures in your blog, because I just really couldn’t. But this is something I could pull off, and pull off within my budget. Basic pieces, range of colors. We could all do this.

    You know, though, it’s harder than it looks, huh?

  55. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Fabulous, love the colors, love the textures, love the shapes, stunning.

  56. H. H.

    October 21, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    It shouldn’t take long to guess her profession is a model…you can see she is so at ease to put on a look and pose in front of the camera. And, she does have make up on, just in a very skillfully casual way.

  57. lulu

    October 21, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Ai cut her hair!! I love her. So gorgeous.

  58. starbahks

    October 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    The bone structure of her face, the layering, the hair,

    she’s breathtaking.

  59. kate

    October 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    she is amazing. i love the colour combination!

  60. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I want to marry her

  61. Catherine

    October 21, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I would lose the grey cardi. Otherwise, it’s a great look. I love the color of the jacket.

  62. ceci

    October 21, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    It´s a great look!

  63. Conor Macleod

    October 21, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    A very complex look. All about textures and colour of course. Sheer layer next to skin; cashmere low-cut cardi; wast-cut heavier cashmere jacket; light cashmere scarf. Shape is important too – skinny jeans put her top-half on display. The bob, straight cut hair is perfect beyond words. What makes it work though are too elements we can’t see – her great body (I’ll bet) and her take-no-prisoners spirit.

    Colours are classic: blue, black, grey…

    Mind you, I’d love to be the guy who makes her laugh so her nose wrinkles…


  64. Hanum Jumas

    October 21, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    I hate it when people say lose this or the black and gray don’t go together or the clothes are ill fitting.
    Just accept the fact that she is gorgeous and has great style that you can’t pull off.
    I think she’s lovely.

  65. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Everything about this is beautiful!
    The colors really work for her!

  66. Vanna

    October 21, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Ai looks amazing. A heavy saturated teal is definitely my favorite color for fall right now. I wear it too too much. Also, am loving her hair cut.

  67. Brigadeiro

    October 21, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Ai looks absolutely stunning & striking in this picture! Just gorgeous! The colours, the delicate top underneath, the long scarf, just love it!

  68. The Sartorialist

    October 21, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    For Anon 12:20

    I can actually say that I first saw her from the side on a quiet Paris street in Le Marais. I had no idea who she was until I stopped her to take her photo. I feel very comfortable in how this happened.

    As for people in the business, well I started this site during fashion Week in NYC three years ago. I will continue to shoot at the show but I will always shoot everyday people on the street also – that is the combination I like most


  69. The Sartorialist

    October 21, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    For Anon 12:20

    I can actually say that I first saw her from the side on a quiet Paris street in Le Marais. I had no idea who she was until I stopped her to take her photo. I feel very comfortable in how this happened.

    As for people in the business, well I started this site during fashion Week in NYC three years ago. I will continue to shoot at the show but I will always shoot everyday people on the street also – that is the combination I like most


  70. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Ai Tominaga? Did she really cut her hair??

  71. redrain

    October 21, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    i love her style!! the colors, the layers… great!

  72. hakkamui

    October 21, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    This is a wonderful pictur.

    The lady and her dressing are both magnificent!

    I enjoy most your pics of everyday people as they are real, real real.

    It inspires people to dress up. Wish you will do more street people than models!

    Well done!

  73. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    shes a japanese super model!

  74. Urja

    October 21, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I love the color combo and the sheer black blouse peeking through–so subtly sexy!

  75. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Well said Mr Sart! Combinations + Layers are the way to go. Keep up that brilliant eye and beautiful pictures.


  76. Shaina

    October 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    OMG! She looks so cutting edge! :)

  77. alixrose

    October 21, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I love how she just has an effortless cool stance about her even with all those layers. Stunning!

  78. Ridonkulus

    October 21, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    she is one hot mommy! her son looked adorable in last year’s holiday Gap ad. she looks so cool with short hair (she had waist length in the Gap ad). i love blue and gray. i have seen some coats in this color that everday people can afford. this look is achievable for civilians!

  79. Diego

    October 21, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    kar wai kong

  80. Thysz

    October 22, 2008 at 1:21 am

    She.cut.her.hair. Whoever said that’s nobody’s perfect has not seen Ai Tominaga. That’s it and i’m booking an afternoon with my hairstylist.

    @sart: I fully support you taking pictures of “famous” people. this is a blog about street style and there are a lot of known and recognisable faces out there that dress “naturally” with such originality and creativity, exactly what this blog celebrates. As always, kudos!

  81. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 1:22 am

    love it! love it! love it!!!

  82. Valentine

    October 22, 2008 at 1:56 am

    I would like to point out that this woman doesn’t appear to be wearing a stitch of makeup. And yet she still looks as if she could stop traffic.

    There’s a point where paint (and, likewise, fabric) falls short, and genetics and personality play their role.

  83. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 3:02 am

    It’s gotta be the hair!!!


  84. Manolo

    October 22, 2008 at 3:24 am

    I love this. Definitely my kind of outfit, with a number of things taken here and there and a great look altogether. And I don’t know if this is a seasonal craving but I am really getting into jackets right now and this one, this lovely, blue one takes the cake !

  85. hrose

    October 22, 2008 at 3:44 am

    what an inspiration.
    i wish i was in paris right now!

  86. urbanita

    October 22, 2008 at 4:15 am

    The elegance touch? her haircut!

  87. Perfect!

  88. Fredette

    October 22, 2008 at 5:27 am

    Elle est connue cette japonaise !

  89. Nina Siu

    October 22, 2008 at 6:37 am

    I adore (and often practice myself) the combination of shick textures with casual ones: the black lace and cotton cardigan with any colourful accessorise is just perfect…

  90. -h of candid cool

    October 22, 2008 at 7:32 am

    beautiful. and serene her hair is amazing

  91. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I like the ensemble very much, it makes me think of of Phi Fall 08, adapted to the street. Surely the news here is as much Ms. Tominaga’s talent as a stylist as it is her impact as a model—for example in Martin Grant’s Spring 09 show. She may be an icon but she has earned it, she’s not just “a celebrity.”

  92. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:08 am

    This photo is fabulous – the colors, the lace, the cuts, etc.

    But a poster above is right.. lately your pics have featured a lot of models/famous people. While I do agree that what they wear can inspire us, I also hope you can take more pictures of ordinary people on the streets with great style when you get the chance!

  93. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:34 am

    color combo good. adding the grey to the black and gorgeous blue (my favorite color right now – color of my powder room, ceiling included) makes it. i’m thinking that the whole jewel toned fall trend is beautiful especially when toned down by a brown or grey. sjp is doing that trend well.

  94. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:19 am

    she is a famous japanese model!!

    sooooooooooo pretty!!

  95. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:31 am

    She is, of course, stunning. That is her business and she knows how to look a camera in the lens and project thru to the viewer. Apparently she is also a woman of taste who has the talent to work with color in clothing as an artist might. But what made me stop in my tracks was the frame around her-the disappearing buildings, there but fading away and the pavement beneath her feet which is reinforces the grey baggy sweater underneath. The meta message seems to be that some of us are lucky enough to find our place in the world which suits us like a setting sets off a gem.

    The shot is centered up but her one leg at the diagonal gives the photo motion. A nice little exercise in composition and tone for an art class.

    Later in the day, she probably spilled her tea in a carry cup while trying to schlep the baby baggage and that handbag. But for this moment she was in control…and the world and she were both beautiful.

    Congratulations, Scott.

  96. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Two things: 1) the hair is perfect. I really like the volume on one side and the length cups her face beautifully.
    2) Lace is big this year; I don’t like lace. But the small amount gives a nice twist to the other textures and mood. I might have to consider the stuff after all.

  97. Olviya

    October 22, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    i love her mix of jacket, vest and scarf! looks very cool!

  98. Sharon

    October 22, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    It’s Ai Tominaga!!! and she looks fabulous. The colours and the textures, the pleats on her pants. i love her.

  99. Deneuve

    October 23, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    AMAAAzing colors.

  100. mei kyne

    October 24, 2008 at 7:24 am

    She’s Ai Tominaga! One of the top asian models. She used to have long hair. Gorgeous!!

  101. Anonymous

    October 24, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    terribly jealous of that perfect haircut

  102. mushkie

    October 27, 2008 at 10:47 am

    very calm, casual, not too loud but extremely well put together. and her image works great for her.

  103. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    She’s gorgeous. Love the color of her jacket; the rest – not so much.

  104. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    wow. double take. she is beautiful

  105. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Great style!!!!

  106. penelope

    November 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Isnt this Ai Tominaga?! She’s awesome!!! Love her layers! And her bob is just so so chic

  107. Asian Models Blogger

    November 2, 2008 at 12:40 am

    I love me some Ai please.

    She is probably one of the most beautiful alien-esque women in the world.

  108. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 3:56 am

    Great outfit wore by a person with a such great personality. Nice pose!! It all because she is model. Great picture…

    -michelle kay-

  109. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 10:29 am

    I love her lacey sheer top underneath with the mannish teal coat and scarf. Perfect combination of feminine and masculine.

  110. Kits

    November 8, 2008 at 6:07 am

    The hair and what a look..bootiful

  111. Moto

    November 14, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    wah- 冨永 ć„› She’s really famous in Japan!!
    you just saw her on the street?? that’s crazy!! she’s gorgeous!! and your photos are gorgeous too!

  112. Tim McFarlane

    September 6, 2009 at 12:04 am

    This is spot on! I love that the blue of the jacket helps to focus attention on other details like the lace and scarf. Great haircut, also.

  113. fuende

    September 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    One of my fav shots ever!

  114. Oyuki

    January 25, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Japanese people are always my favourites. They would look good on a bin back and they work layering better than anyone else.

  115. julian

    September 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    That haircut is sharper than a box of razor blades

    It is the absolute bomb !!

    With THAT hairstyle………………….anything she wears would look good

    Have to say my personal preference would be for slightly more fitted tailoring on women, but the colours are great, a perfect blend and i like the layering

    A very stylish girl

    But that hair !!!

    It rocks like sylvester stallone and dwayne johnson in a gravel pit !

  116. Bon

    June 5, 2013 at 9:45 am

    O shite…I really need to learn how to layer.

  117. Rocky Mantle

    April 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    That’s a great neckline.

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