Monday, August 11, 2008

On the Street…..Lucia Early Evening, NYC


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  1. wideyed

    August 11, 2008 at 9:00 am

    WOAH!! her skirt (dress?) has FACES ON IT… I passed them off as a floral print until I looked at the big version.

  2. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Just delightful. Style in NYC tends to be so far ahead of the rest of the nation and this just drives that point home. Gorgeous combo of top and skirt and the head wrap “do rag” is the perfect quirky way to make it all not too serious.

    An inspiration! Thanks for posting this, Sart!

  3. I <3 The Apocalypse

    August 11, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I don’t know why, but this is what I want to be when I grow up.

    • Simone Fraser

      May 14, 2014 at 7:10 am

      Hey mambo!/Mambo Italiano!/Hey mambo!
      Fab photo!

  4. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:05 am

    so cute and fresh

  5. suzanne nelson

    August 11, 2008 at 9:05 am

    What beautiful arms and shoulders! Lucia looks ready to party, the headscarf totally makes it.

  6. miss sophie

    August 11, 2008 at 9:05 am

    very 40s, Ava Gardner taking an early evening stroll…the outfit has a makeshift feel to it, which makes it feel adventurous and sassy.

  7. Dan

    August 11, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I remember her! She certainly has a consistent style, and she loves to pose. Fun, as always.

  8. dalia

    August 11, 2008 at 9:11 am

    sigh! Lucia, so flirty!

  9. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:12 am

    A real-life Carrie Bradshaw! Or is it Carmen Miranda? She looks great showing off her very fine limbs with taste and style.

  10. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I LOVE her attitude and the fun she is having with her clothes, I really do, but I can’t stop thinking Carmen Miranda. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  11. Jazzbuff630

    August 11, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Hey! It’s Carmen Miranda!

  12. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:19 am

    love her confidence, of course the outfit is just as good

  13. Cathy O'Malley

    August 11, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Absolutely delightful. I love everything about her. If you need a definition of sassy, this is it.

  14. stone

    August 11, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Love love love love her fearless, true to self style. She is not afraid to be as beautiful as she SO clearly is.

  15. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I particularly like the scarf in her hair. Gives the look a twinkle and a smile – besides her own smile. :-)

  16. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

    She has this retro feel about her outfit–like she is in one of those Technicolor Hollywood classic films stepping out of a blood red ’55 Chrysler convertible parked in front of a seaside bungalow. Very nice, maybe a darker shoe in the same style, but very nice nonetheless. She is playful, pretty, and exudes joy.

  17. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:42 am

    A tall Carmen Miranda!! Nice!!

  18. porter hovey

    August 11, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Omg! She’s just too cute!!!

  19. Miguel

    August 11, 2008 at 9:49 am

    This picture reminds me of the 0′s and 30′s… Not that I’ve seen it personaly but in pictures and movies… I love the skirt, specially the skirt.

  20. John and Beatrice

    August 11, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Never has the “Rosie the Riveter” look been carried off so fashionably. We hear Big Band music wafting through West Village.

  21. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 10:05 am

    She has a great physique and spirit. I like the scarf / wrap around her hair and her shoes are a great look for her. I am not crazy about the choice of top, but her outfit is very airy, free, and creative overall. I like the looseness of her wrap / skirt. The red lips work well with her skin tone.

  22. reserve

    August 11, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Love the princess bustline. And her wonderful scarf.

  23. landis smithers

    August 11, 2008 at 10:28 am

    for her smile ALONE, she wins!

    that, and she can see herself in her own skirt. nice touch.

  24. Carolina Lange

    August 11, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Very nice!
    Beautiful smile!

  25. Brooklyn

    August 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Great style – and a smile.
    When are you coming to shoot in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn? I shot an older gentleman with a Captain hat and a cane, and a man dressed in a 3 piece pinstripe suit and a straw hat the other day…

  26. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 11:13 am

    The headscarf reminds me only of a cleaning woman. Otherwise she looks quite festive and hey, she’s happy: that’s the most important thing.

  27. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I Love Her.

    I want to take her dancing


  28. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Ah! Adorable, fun, fresh, flattering, headscarf harkens back to the ’50s. So sweet. :)

  29. norawoah

    August 11, 2008 at 11:31 am

    is this in Brooklyn?
    I love her confidence and sass. More ladies should stand strong and tall like this.

  30. I'm sorry, pls forgive me

    August 11, 2008 at 11:59 am

    She really knows how to effectively communicate her beauty. There’s no miscommunication! One need not guess that she feels lovely and loved. Her every stance conveys it.

  31. Glowing Doll

    August 11, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Cool and elegant.

  32. amanda

    August 11, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    her dress is just smoking hot!

  33. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    LOVE this.

  34. J.

    August 11, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Oh goodness! I adore this ensemble! And her attitude and expression are so beautiful.

  35. natalia grozina

    August 11, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I like that, she is interesting.

  36. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    It took me a few seconds to see that she’s actually holding the skirt up/back, which I guess is just part of her pose. I remember her because of the head scarf, which I adore. I think it’s especially interesting as the colors in her scarf are blue and red (among others) while her outfit looks to be black and white. Whatever it is, she’s loving how she looks, which makes her look great!

  37. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Saucy girl! so very NYC!

  38. Billie Divine

    August 11, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    How charming! I’d really love to sit down and talk with her, you know? She has such wit to the way she dresses.

  39. Melissa

    August 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I am new to your blog and I have to say I feel revived after perusing your photos! I live in a small town in AZ and a girl gets to feeling a bit shlumpy when there is nothing to wear but shorts and flip flops. Thanks for the inspiration!

  40. Olviya

    August 11, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    very 50-y classical style)
    red lipstick makes the right image!

  41. Rosanna

    August 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Lucy I’m Home!

  42. Johanne

    August 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    She sort of reminds me of a peacock:P Without the feathers…Love the dress and the bow!

  43. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    First of all, she is a beautiful woman with a graceful figure. I like the top of her dress, but the whole effect is a little too much like a musical theater costume. She looks like she is about to start high-kicking at any moment.

  44. Serg Riva

    August 11, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    A long neck makes any outfit fantastic.

  45. just me

    August 11, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    I just love this! I've definitely decided to be more adventurous in the way I dress & if I get it wrong occasionally, so be it…

  46. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Girlfriend needs to eat a sandwich. And I hate how well starvation suits her.

  47. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    adorable! and yet appropriate for a woman, not a girl. i hope someone is taking her somewhere very special.

  48. red

    August 11, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    This insantly reminded me of my Grandma in the summer.She was super cool to.

  49. kat

    August 11, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    She’s amazing, I love everything about her. Confidence is half the secret of being adventurous. I’ve seen her here before looking equally fabulous, who is she?

  50. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I LOVE this look! Very retro and feminine. I wish she wasn’t holding up her skirt so we could see the actual length (I’m geussing it hits right at mid-knee). One of the few women I’ve seen whose legs looks excellent in ankle-strapped shoes! Nice job, Sart.

  51. Kathleen

    August 11, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I love this blog because I don’t know much about men’s fashion. You have an eye for those with unique innate style. Thank you for bringing us fashion from around the world!
    - Kathleen (

  52. Rita

    August 11, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Retro chic !
    She looks amazing !

  53. cassaundra

    August 11, 2008 at 9:05 pm


  54. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    wow, how fun!

  55. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    She has a pretty, model-like figure. I like her shoes but the head scarf looks contrived and kind of Minnie Mouse.

  56. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    The gorgeous line of the leg makes her shoes look ever so delicate.

  57. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Adorable! It’s too quirky and costumey for me but it is JUST ADORABLE.

  58. monique

    August 11, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    She’s what the old school dudes might call a “stone col’ fox”.

    What a great body and smile. And she just oozes warmth and confidence.

    She rocks the head scarf…. and that’s a true art.

  59. stacy (la, ca)

    August 11, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Effortless and classy, but it is the *shoes* (ankle strap & stilletto 4 1/2" heels) that pull it all together, giving it that sexy pizazz that sends this look rocketing from vintage to eternal.

  60. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I adore her head piece. It really pops against the black & white of her outfit. And the print on that skirt is fabulouse! :]

  61. .

    August 11, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    what a beautiful silhouette!

  62. Serena

    August 11, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I just love this woman. She exudes happiness so effortlessly… her poses are so adorable and I admire her attitude and courage to rock that headpiece with that pop! lipstick.

  63. Saucy

    August 12, 2008 at 12:10 am

    She has it all, including my admiration.

  64. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 12:11 am

    And the next Beale has arrived!!!

  65. Jeffrey Byrnes

    August 12, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Looks like she stepped off the set of a movie to strike a pose for the photographer. Great shot.


  66. amanitsani

    August 12, 2008 at 2:06 am

    I LOVE HER!! i dont know why but the headscarf reminds me of a sexier updated i love lucy look ( the one episode shes singing “mamasita ohhhh ohhh ohh mamasita”


  67. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Ah, the things one can wear in hot and humid NY when one’s thighs don’t meet at the top…

  68. Fabulously Lizy

    August 12, 2008 at 4:18 am

    definitely different, a fun take on fashion.

  69. Gabriela

    August 12, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Is she a dancer? It looks like she is a very good one!

  70. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 5:35 am

    i just want to dance with her

  71. Eleanor

    August 12, 2008 at 7:18 am

    This woman is divine! Beautiful shot, too! Eleanor

  72. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 9:24 am

    i want to meet this woman!

  73. dirtbag

    August 12, 2008 at 11:01 am

    i love her demeanor.

  74. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 11:07 am

    she’s sassy! love the attitudel

  75. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 11:37 am

    I wish she were on her way to meet me for cocktails. What a fascinating woman!

  76. ana (keity)

    August 12, 2008 at 11:44 am

    me recomendaron el blog e hicieron bien muy bueno!!! bye

  77. Maegan

    August 12, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    how quirky and adorable

  78. blue

    August 12, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    bella bella

  79. KayKat

    August 12, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Whoa! Those are faces on the skirt. Now I’m wide-eyed :)

    Love it!

  80. The Storialist

    August 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I can’t decide–is she completely unironic or perfectly ironic? What works for me is that she seems so sincere and unique:

  81. POST-IT UP

    August 12, 2008 at 5:12 pm


  82. TheShoeGirl

    August 12, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I ADORE your blog… you are such an inspiration.

    I’m just an amateur, but maybe you can check out my shoe blog?


  83. Carla Gee

    August 12, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I heard that the name “Lucia” means “light”. I think that Lucia lives up to her name! I love how her look is so joyous and adventurous. She really is a shining star!


    August 12, 2008 at 10:50 pm


  85. Anonymous

    August 13, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Costume-y, but adorable. Wouldn’t work anywhere but in a big city. Maybe that’s part of the appeal?…

  86. Anonymous

    August 13, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Oh beautiful Lucia, I remember her from June(?) – what an inspiration! I would be happy seeing what she is wearing every day…

  87. Helen

    August 13, 2008 at 4:52 am

    That is so cute and quirky :)

  88. Dethlef

    August 13, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Love the silhouette!
    Interesting but not over-chargedwith useless details, just beautiful shapes and usefull volumes!

  89. pastryc

    August 13, 2008 at 9:59 am

    A sweet black corset like stretchy top with silver black skirt pattern .. a fabulous dress gives a pretty beautiful look to the charming girl… every girl wants it for her…Pastry Diamond Mine in Pink

  90. pastryc

    August 13, 2008 at 10:05 am

    cool dress… nice combination…Pastry Diamond Mine in Pink
    Pastry clothes

  91. Anonymous

    August 13, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I love this outfit, it’s so cute! It reminds me of this one dress I have with the same neckline. I love wearing my J Weber Locket Necklace with that neckline in particular. You should check out some of their stuff online, it’s fantastic!

  92. Anonymous

    August 13, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Love it! It just looks like a cute, fun outfit. Love the skirt especially!

  93. heather

    August 13, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    This is so cute.
    If anyone likes dresses like this be sure to check out fashion week san diego in the fall! So many of the designers specialize in a wide range of dresses to fit anyone’s taste!

  94. vavavinny

    August 13, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I adore this woman! She reminds me of 1940s Hollywood. She almost looks like a Rita Hayworth! She is very retro sexy in that GREAT dress (love the skirt with the very cool faces) and her headscarf is just so cute! Bravo!

  95. vavavinny

    August 13, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Pardon me, the skirt doesn’t have faces on it; it is just an interesting white and black print. Still, Lucia wears it divinely! She is just SO vampy!

  96. sarah

    August 13, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    i remember her from a june post… i absolutely adore what she does with her hair and scarves

  97. importantearnest

    August 13, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I love new york. What a cool lady! Love it.

  98. choubelle

    August 14, 2008 at 1:05 am

    FABOO to a t. Might be the best Sartorialist outfit I’ve ever seen.


  99. Ana

    August 14, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Very nice. I liked very much. Congratulations for your post!

  100. Supplicem

    August 14, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Just great, love her

  101. reddog

    August 14, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    i love this outfit. Great find.


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  102. Gigi

    August 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Lucia is the bomb!

  103. Jujube

    August 15, 2008 at 2:09 am

    I love it! I know the retro head wrap has raised some controversy here in the comments but I think it’s a smart twist. This picture just screams “joie de vivre” to me!

  104. Kanani

    August 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Very striking!

  105. Colleen

    August 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I love her style and her poise. To see such happiness makes me smile.

  106. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm


  107. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    This is the perfect combination of sass, glamour and confidence! I love it!!!

  108. Jenna

    September 9, 2008 at 1:06 pm


  109. Becca the Promo Mami

    September 18, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    rihanna wore a very similar dress to the vmas.

  110. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 2:24 pm


  111. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:16 am

    it’s cool. her make up and outfits similar to a pin-up girl.. :)

  112. la femme

    October 18, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    She is amazing.

  113. Anonymous

    September 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    lucia torna a milano….we want you back in milano!!!baci,astor

  114. Augustina

    November 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Gee willkiers, that’s such a great post!

  115. Jen

    April 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

    She looks so pretty, and I love that skirt!

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