Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On the Street…..London Now, London


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  1. Charlotte

    September 23, 2009 at 7:20 am

    LOVE the sequins. The girl in the top photo has such attitude and she can really pull off the sequins as part of a day-tim look

  2. radio1069

    September 23, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Hey mate, today, dust storm in Sydney, I read U book at a bookstore, And then, come here and be first comments before U release. It is amazing!

  3. Claire

    September 23, 2009 at 7:31 am

    I love the first girl, she looks so fearless. The second girl I'm not so keen on I'm afraid. A bit too 'Hoxton try-to-hard' for my liking.

  4. Wikifashion

    September 23, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Awesome hair, the corn rows look fantastic with the bleach blonde :)

  5. Prinzessin Wunderlich

    September 23, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Soooooooooooooooo hot!
    loVe it!!!

  6. Pollydollydoodle

    September 23, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Am loving the running girls tights!!

  7. lady san pedro

    September 23, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Cool! :-)

  8. zincink

    September 23, 2009 at 7:37 am

    I enjoy the use of the color palette but.. *cringe*

    I like the top hair style, without having to shave the head..reminds of Mad Max

  9. Noa

    September 23, 2009 at 7:42 am

    wow! beautiful!

    so glamorous! love the haircut!

    > Hook The Look

  10. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 7:45 am

    what a face, haha

  11. Pearl Westwood

    September 23, 2009 at 7:47 am

    You really have the heart of London here, fab!

  12. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Funny… These photos don't seem very "sartorialistish" to me! That's what London does to you, I guess!

  13. loveroffashion

    September 23, 2009 at 7:49 am

    I love London style!!! Fearless.

  14. Marquis de Lannes

    September 23, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Londres y sus excelentes locuras!

  15. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Hell yeaaaah!! Give me some more! This is FUN!!

  16. AmandaLeighOC

    September 23, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Visiting London always makes me want to try a little harder. There's something to be said for making an effort.

  17. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 7:53 am


  18. Nickname unavailable

    September 23, 2009 at 7:54 am

    This is pretty much why I left England.

  19. Renato A.

    September 23, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Very 80's…
    2nd photo brings me feel good vibes, they're having a blast and you can tell that.

  20. Izabel

    September 23, 2009 at 8:04 am

    the first picture is perfect on so many levels :)

  21. Daniela

    September 23, 2009 at 8:06 am

    uau… what a blast!

  22. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 8:09 am

    London looks fun!

  23. Natascha

    September 23, 2009 at 8:09 am

    the first girl. oooh. i'm so in love with her!

  24. Spardha Malik

    September 23, 2009 at 8:20 am

    i love love love the eccentrics!! The brits get it right, ALWAYS!

    I especially love the 1st girl's eye-makeup.. so Rad. Its awesome to see it off-runway for once.

    Spardha @

  25. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Michael Jackson´s guitarist? (the first one, about her hair)

  26. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 8:23 am

    dare to be different!

  27. Ashley

    September 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

    First look = wow. She just pops!

  28. Hanna Persson

    September 23, 2009 at 8:37 am

    wow cool pictures!

  29. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

    wow! so fresh

  30. Laura Taylor

    September 23, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I love that top picture!!!! Fantastic!

  31. Kristen Nichole Nelson

    September 23, 2009 at 8:44 am

    how very English! more studs in London…. must be quite the trend. the top girl needs some bottoms though

  32. manuel

    September 23, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Scott, we have to know some thing about tha signing on Liberty last monday.
    where is yoy cronical

  33. Elisa R

    September 23, 2009 at 8:46 am

    is she beautiful because she is young?

  34. Farren

    September 23, 2009 at 8:47 am

    The first girl's hair is eccentric in a good way. =) I wish we could have seen more of her makeup. It looks amazing from what I can see. =)

  35. The Photodiarist

    September 23, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Londoners are so individual and expressive in their dress!

  36. lo

    September 23, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Glamourous Punk Styleee!!!


  37. Mats Nielsen

    September 23, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Ohh, the last one looks like Victoria Station, am I right?

  38. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 9:05 am

    It's wonderful to be young enough to wear things like this. However, it was new 25 years ago and so counter culture that it was exciting. Now it just seems done.

  39. Karin.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I love and miss London. The people and the city are one of a kind. I have very much enjoyed the London series of pictures on here!

  40. indigo warrior

    September 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    You get out more than I do – is the punk aesthetic coming back? It would be nice. So much easier to be yourself if your making noise and breaking stuff. (c:

  41. Mz. Spider

    September 23, 2009 at 9:16 am

    The first gal could be the new Cindy Lauper!

  42. stells and co.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I love everything about the lady in the first pic!!!

  43. *indie_queen*

    September 23, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Gotta love London!

  44. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 9:22 am

    She's being devoured by a rainbow! I'd run too!

  45. Amasa

    September 23, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Punk minerva and a flaming rainbow.

  46. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    September 23, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Ahhh. I got a picture of the first one too. Typical London Fashion I'd say!

  47. missynaddy

    September 23, 2009 at 9:28 am

    ohmygod the first picture. the girl is hot. love the gold sequins

  48. Lici

    September 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I have to admit, I admire their bravery. I would never have the guts to pull those looks off.

    Love their confidence.

  49. H

    September 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

    1st photo: Loving the hair dyed black at the ends!
    2nd shot:
    That is THE chic-est jacket I have seen in so long! And where can I get that bag!

  50. Eleanor Snare

    September 23, 2009 at 9:30 am

    As an English Sartorialite (I think that's what your followers are called!) I always love seeing the difference between European/American/English dress sense.

    Just goes to show the English are still eccentric, avant-garde, and bananas. Maybe not everyone will think these two are well-dressed but both to me represent essential Englishness found across the land, bizarre and somehow beautiful.

    Your site is inspiring and also full of life; thank you for giving me a little fashionable lift everyday!

  51. Lucy

    September 23, 2009 at 9:32 am

    UK Rocks!!!

  52. C.V

    September 23, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Love the second photo.
    Especially the bag… ;-)

  53. Lala

    September 23, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I love these pictures! You're so talented, though i'm sure you've heard that just about a billion times, from people who actually are important in fashion and photography and that aren't 13-year-old girls that just check your website 3 times a day to see if there are new pictures…

  54. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 9:38 am

    The gaga influence. :) haha. First lady looks bangin. Her hair is original, unusual, and it fits her effortlessly. The make-up, as well.


  55. Jacqueline

    September 23, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Love the sequins on the first.
    love the leggings on the second.
    Nice photos!

  56. anthony

    September 23, 2009 at 9:46 am

    that second photo is a new classic.

  57. diane

    September 23, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Full of life, love these.

  58. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I LOVE both of them. Scott, you have really surprised (and delighted) me with your choices of subject here! They're so cute and untrendy and gorgeous and vibrant and individual and stylish…without a trace of It-bag or vertiginous crazy expensive heel or boyfriend blazer anywhere…yay!!!!

  59. Karen

    September 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

    wow, the girl in the first photo's hair is amazingly cool! so rad.

  60. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 10:02 am

    super cute..both looks would be winners in the style contest at

  61. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

    To me, the main thing about fashion, both haute couture and extravagant street fashion, is that it stretches our imagination to the point where, if we would never wear such things, it pushes us to try something new, something different. My favorite things about these two images is that the items seem to be straight from the wearer's inspiration, rather than some "it" garment. Jorge from WPB

  62. Fashion4Life

    September 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

    hmmmm…. i want to just come right out and say its a bit freakish, but that wouldnt be very nice. everyone has their own style…… :P

  63. Dream Sequins

    September 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Sequins… yay!

    And as for that second look: would you call that a grown up take on the nu-rave look that was oh so popular?

  64. Carole

    September 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I love that English girls are not skinny and don't care!

    • Maria

      November 7, 2016 at 6:26 am

      They look pretty slender to me. Interesting….compliment.

  65. ximena

    September 23, 2009 at 10:13 am


  66. Soren Lorensen

    September 23, 2009 at 10:16 am

    the top one is a mess

    the bottom one is a mess done well, with JOY

  67. Madame B

    September 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    This two shots reveal how great this damp,dark,and wonderful city of London is.
    Punk is not Dead…Awesome!


    September 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

    i lived in london for three years and i think i can say i've never seen whackier outfits anywhere else… sometimes classy, sometimes…not. but always fun to look at!

  69. j

    September 23, 2009 at 10:36 am

    my heart skipped a beat of awe when i saw these girls … sweet courage!

  70. 4life

    September 23, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I'm a tremendous fan of that first look. Ripped tights, jean jacket, braids!, yellow sequins. This is '80s rocker chic at it's absolute finest. Wish I could see the footwear. It's probably amazing.

  71. The Clever Pup

    September 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

    A LOT of thought must go into planning these types of outfits. It must be fun to wear such stuff. and I imagine it takes a lot of confidence. I prefer your post below however.

  72. Just Elisa

    September 23, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Wow, both of these are amazing.
    The second girls stockings are fantastic!

  73. Angeles Almuna Design

    September 23, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Refresh! Original! Vanguardia! Spontaneous!

  74. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I love the colours and the clashing :D

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  75. SallyO

    September 23, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Two hot messes!! Gotta love those Brits!

  76. James

    September 23, 2009 at 11:02 am

    And to think… London colors are typically more subdued than New York!

  77. Hawa

    September 23, 2009 at 11:04 am

    oooh how i love!!! the colours and the textures….its truly inspirational

  78. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 11:09 am

    First photo – I love what she's done with her hair. The colour, the cornrows half way up – then free flowing. Brilliant innovation.

    The rest of the outfit works in a glam post-punk way. Very attractive, very innovative.

    Second photo – The outfit looks like something a kid threw together from castoffs she found in the Goodwill box. This is supposed to be fashionable?

  79. Rice and Beans Vintage Clothing

    September 23, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I love Everything about these shots! Color, movement, freedom, art.


    September 23, 2009 at 11:17 am

    That second photo is of Nova Dando, the stylist and designer, I think.

  81. norawoah

    September 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

    You found the kids with their own point of view. They rock it so hard.

  82. najee

    September 23, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I die,I die the hair the bag the sequined bodysuit I die!!!!!

  83. Wanderlusting

    September 23, 2009 at 11:24 am

    The tights on the last girl…I'm befuddled. Are they like 6 pairs of tights layered, constructed, patched together?

    Anyway, love the bravery here, especially with the first girl. She's her own person.

  84. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 11:27 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the top photo!! Now THAT is what you call individual style!!

  85. MellyG

    September 23, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Finally, a little spice on this blog!

  86. Francesca

    September 23, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I love those pics! Europeans have the attitude added to their fashion that I think most Americans fail to display.


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  87. Holly

    September 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

    The denim vest…I shopped my closet for my 10yr.old one…I'm brainstorming on how to doctor it up…yea! for rekindling!!!

  88. Holly

    September 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Now this gal is loving life…what Zest evokes!

  89. Rita

    September 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

    love the hairstyle in the first picture. Nothing anyone could really wear, except this young punky girl. Nevertheless it looks weary pretty!

    hate the gold shirt.


    September 23, 2009 at 11:40 am



  91. iza

    September 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

    i have never commented on this site even though i absobloodylutely love most everything here.

    but this photo i cannot ignore, especially the first one. i just love the way the London folk dress up and own it =)

  92. Kenna

    September 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

    The girl on top has so much awesome going on. The sequined top, her hair, and those torn tights. I love it.

  93. MIA

    September 23, 2009 at 11:54 am

    ahah. perfect

  94. Clara

    September 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm


  95. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Awesome photos!!! Especialy girl with denim jacket, she is stunning. That gold color together with her hair is awesome. Love it alot.

  96. Dan

    September 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm


  97. Sade Jasal

    September 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    It's not often you see something truly colourful and original.

  98. Vienna

    September 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    noooooo, sorry, I don't like it…. it has nothing to do with elegant or feminine. Not my cup of tea.

  99. The Voguette

    September 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    amazing amazinggggg amazingg!! that rainbow jacket is TO DIE FOR.

    <3 The Voguette

  100. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    o, that London i like eagerly))it is just in time looking so wild and pretty. gorgeous hair at the first shot, great shoes and (what is it? socks, plus-fours, tights, blinkers or maybe all of them?) at second.

  101. MOD PAUL

    September 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Oi London now? How bout London last 30 years to now… The first place I ever had a bank teller with green hair was London. What a great city. The pic of the bird in the first shot could have been taken in 1979 not just 2009. Punk is timeless long live THE JAM!!!

  102. Noelle

    September 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    I really appreciate the photo of the sequined girl. While my personal style is vastly different from hers, I still find it relatable – she may not be "high fashion" and decked out in couture but she is making a fun, fearless statement – using accessible, presumably affordable pieces to create a one-of-a-kind look.

  103. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Well, this is what London fashion is all about… Wear what you want, how you want and feel great about it! Oh, how I envy them, the Londonders…

  104. Kristina

    September 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    these shots encapsulate a bit of Burning Man on the streets of London. it's impressive to see this style manifested in public!

  105. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm

  106. Olviya

    September 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    great shots!! so london!! punky with those broken tights and crazy hair!! love it.

  107. KellyDove

    September 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    First glance, love it! Perfectly put together. If you look at each piece individually, you wonder…what is going on here?! I love that this girl thought up this outfit, & wears it like it's nothing. The outfit doesn't wear her, she wears it!

  108. SNLombardi

    September 23, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I think someone needs to adress a taste issue with some of the women's fasjion – Please! There has to be more creativity, innovation and style out there than ripped stockings

  109. Goodle.

    September 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    LOVE the first look! Although her hair is a wee bit too long!
    The second picture has so much fun character, even though its so much going on…

    Goodle x

  110. CW

    September 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    These girls have raided the 1980's closets and make-up bins of Cyndi Lauper.

  111. kayang

    September 23, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I love that these looks seem so unexpected!

    I like that you spice it up, adding a whole bunch of different looks that appeal to you!

  112. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Love the second picture, the coat is amazing. Shame the first girl is on every fashion blog out there, proof that getting your crotch out gets you on the internet!

  113. jill

    September 23, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Anonymous @ 4;53, your comment.. hurts. I've known that girl all week & she's the sweetest, kindest person. Being anonymous, I have no idea how you dress, but I'd guarantee she'd never say anything hurtful about your appearance.

    Why is it that whenever people want to say something cruel, they always post anonymously? Always! I think there really is some truth to the adage that all bullies are at core, cowards.

  114. sad eyed lady of the lowlands

    September 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Oh God, I miss London so very badly….Only in London you get to see such eccentric, unique and fun sense of style.

    One should not try this at home unless he/she is a true londoner in every sense of the word.

  115. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    The top look to me sums up what London is all about.

  116. The Sunlight District

    September 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Love the girl on top. haha. She's so edgy. I'm just afraid of what the view from behind looks like. I definitely do not wanna know.

    The second. . . if she weren't so youthful looking, she could probably be mistaken for the crazy bag lady at the supermarket or an escaped kindergartener who's dressed themselves for the first time.

  117. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    hahahaha i was in topshop today (NYC) and i can see that topshop really is channeling the english youth style. i love the girls expression and pose in the last photo. it makes the picture.

  118. ShoeTalk

    September 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Love the first photo. Hair is beautiful snd represents her rocker style. Also positively accentuates imperfections and her use of accessories which suits her… I am loving your site. Also, while I'm in NY, the brave style of Londoners is refreshing.

  119. George

    September 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Rave is back, again.

  120. Blackmarket Boo

    September 24, 2009 at 12:59 am

    i've photographed some of these people, take a look…
    blackmarket boo on

    nice work as always scott

  121. Kimberley

    September 24, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Fantastic outfits

  122. Nick Leonard

    September 24, 2009 at 2:05 am

    The top girl has an iconic look! I love her pushed over hair & heavy eye makeup. So gorgeous.

  123. LYDIA!

    September 24, 2009 at 3:00 am

    the first girl is insanely cool. love everything about her.

  124. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 4:27 am

    sequins & denim… sequins & shabby tights… sequins & chunky metal… sequins in colour variation… all works amazingly well

  125. The Sideshow Scrapbook

    September 24, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I remember seeing both of them at LFW….great photo's….love love love this blog

    Laura xxx

  126. Allen - East Hampton

    September 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Girl #1 totally aces it.

  127. Joy Mars

    September 24, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Wow! Two fantastic finds.

    The corn-rows going up the side of the head is really creative.

    But I wonder about "alternative" people like this. Just how alternative ARE they? They are SO into doing odd things that they've bought totally into materiality.

    What happens when they grow up? When they get some actual money? Do they become mainstream fashionistas?

  128. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    really terrible.

  129. SUPA KiD

    September 24, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    love people are actually alive out there and pulling outfits as fun and edgy like this!, thank you sartorialist for taking a snap of the 1st girl!

  130. The Accessory Lady

    September 24, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    That first girl… shades of Cyndi Lauper. Love it! Great hair and sequins. Takes a lot of confidence to pull this off and she does.

  131. Brian

    September 24, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I can handle it all, except the Mickey Mouse print. But maybe that seems less offensive if you didn't grow up in Florida.

  132. Caitlin

    September 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    I just wish people would wear PANTS.

  133. Keenya

    September 24, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Craaazy youth with attitude! I love the two pictures! Specially the first one which reminds me of Kate Moss

  134. Tim McFarlane

    September 25, 2009 at 12:43 am

    A few photos past this one, I had no love for the guy with the african collar, keith haring button, and his hair up in a bun. These two women have much more of a personal sense of style, in my eyes.

    The first woman carries her hair and eye make-up really well-it fits. I like the second woman's look because, again, it all fits together somehow. The bright feathers on the jacket might seem a little over the top, but I love them here.

  135. TheLazyOnes

    September 25, 2009 at 4:32 am

    hey Nova!!! I spy The Lazy Ones shoes! loving the leggins too!

  136. Leticia

    September 25, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Ohhhh… I really miss London!!! Love it!!

  137. Cornflake40

    September 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I like how this outfit is derived from the 90's, but still has a decidedly 2009 touch.

  138. Ranjani G.

    September 25, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for shooting a slightly different variety of eye candy, Scott! London style is killing it for sure…

  139. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 9:36 am

    The first girl is my big sister and she has always looked amazing, luv ya always!!!!!!!!!!!!


  140. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Perhaps the one below is one below is my favorite shot in this site so far.

  141. robert

    September 26, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    "don't allow the world to judge you too harshly…you'll cheat yourself out of too much living…" Harold and Maude

  142. Kimleestar

    September 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    LOVE NOVA!!!

  143. Jrock

    September 26, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Well, at least now I know where I plan on moving to after college.

    Utterly fantastic and balls out.

  144. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 4:19 am

    I actually like the first one (but please get tights without ladders). The second one, not so much.

  145. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    re. top photo, if it's been said before, i'll say it again: i'll tumble for ya, Boy George!

  146. Lovro

    October 15, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    glam rock ^^
    oh and the second one-cute coat
    god i love london

  147. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 8:11 am

    The first pic is of Rhiannon Jones, shes a fashion designer.


  148. Lulu

    November 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The second girl is my friend Nova…. She is keeping London the coolest place for forward Fashion… FABULOUS GIRLS!!! X

  149. Maria

    April 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Fantástico retrato

  150. Michael

    January 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Glam punks! I admire the daring look of these girls!

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