Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On the Street…… Madame Chic, Paris


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  1. suzanne nelson

    May 26, 2009 at 10:11 am

    wow, like Balenciaga meets The Avengers…

  2. Sartorial Vancouver

    May 26, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Hooded rainwear never looked so good!

  3. candice

    May 26, 2009 at 10:23 am

    that is such a beautiful jacket! the patent works so well!


  4. SCISI

    May 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

    she looks like someone with a super secret identity-with thta cape and gloves. i bet she is hiding a black leather mask in her petite litle purse:)

  5. ana

    May 26, 2009 at 10:44 am

    She looks so great!
    I love her shoes

  6. charmschool

    May 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

    oooh – those shoes. gorgeous, but almost invisible, blending into her skin. wowza.

  7. cigalechanta

    May 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

    She looks chic.
    I love her style and fashion choices.

  8. aTreasuryOf.com

    May 26, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Ooh la la!

    If Darth Vader had a lovely, chic wife.

  9. ahamill

    May 26, 2009 at 10:55 am

    a great example of how to dress and age gracefully – love it.

  10. gervaise

    May 26, 2009 at 10:58 am

    she’s so elegant…

  11. AnonymousJK

    May 26, 2009 at 11:05 am

    The hooded raincoat fans out behind her like a super hero’s cape! You go Super Fashion Girl, not only do you look good, but you obviously fight fashion crimes daily!

  12. dramaqueen

    May 26, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Madame Tres Chic,
    I want to learn from you!
    You are beautiful.

  13. Beverly

    May 26, 2009 at 11:16 am

    i think she looks gorgeous. especially those stunning gloves.

  14. retroliving

    May 26, 2009 at 11:16 am

    gorgeous photo, I love her expression.

  15. lynn

    May 26, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Oh she looks wonderful! What do these people EAT?

  16. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Beautiful. But surely she must have cold legs? Ah well… one must suffer for true fabulousness.

  17. Ashley

    May 26, 2009 at 11:34 am

    She is so elegant! The nude shoe is a great choice..makes her legs go on forever.


  18. joy refurbished

    May 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

    I love the nude shoes paired with all black.

  19. Line

    May 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Jackie Onassis comes to mind.. So elegant, timeless, vulnerable, yet powerful!

    Beautiful picture :)


  20. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Charmschool said it for me, the shoes blend into her skin keeping your attention moving upwards. Her frank look seems to say, “Here I am, take it or leave it!” I’ll take it, you elegant thing!

  21. Olimpya

    May 26, 2009 at 11:50 am


  22. beths

    May 26, 2009 at 11:57 am

    More than the pieces, it’s her way of wearing, of striding, of centering her hands just so, tilting her face a bit. Thanks for another fine shot.

  23. travelbug

    May 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm


    I mean, Batfemme.

  24. Jenn @ Workchic

    May 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    It’s amazing what a nuetral shoe does to make an outfit that much more sophisticated.

  25. Bahrain Fashion

    May 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    CHIC AND POISED… now that’s a fashionista!

  26. Golden Girl Olive

    May 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Maybe the first time in history a patent leather raincoat has ever looked chic! I agree with Line: this look is pure Jackie. Perfect.



  27. Hanna Persson

    May 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    a classic beauty!

  28. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    She seems naturally stylish.

  29. Pink Lemonade

    May 26, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    So French: Chic, beautiful and classy!

  30. Alice Olive

    May 26, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    So elegant. Don’t you just love women?!

  31. MM

    May 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    What a great picture.
    I hope I look like that in 30 years ( she looks 45 ) haha


  32. Man On The Street

    May 26, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    WOOF! I love mature women who know how to dress like mature women and not keep up with the latest fads. Classic and classy.

  33. justbecausefashion

    May 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    perfect look but the heels…

  34. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    It is all I can say.

    william sharpe

  35. Daniel

    May 26, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    One of my favourites so far, love her AND her look.


    May 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm


  37. CW

    May 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    This meticulous woman projects that she is a lady, and a lady not to be trifled with.


  38. copperoranges

    May 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    i love a nude heel. this is gorgeous!

  39. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 5:42 pm


  40. Brigadeiro

    May 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    OMGOsh, absolutely gorgeous from head-to-toe! :)

  41. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I love the shot, but she could have worn black shoes to tie together her look better…she has a great build though

  42. louise

    May 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I agree with joy refurbished. Nude shoes paired with black is fantastic.

  43. doingtheunstuck

    May 26, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Wow. She looks so GOOD in that jacket the gloves and the clutch…that stare. and then


    the nude leather shoes just kill it for me. (I’ll just cover that part with my hand.)

  44. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    The complementing skin and shoe hues really work with the all-black outfit.

    What I get drawn back to is her face. She is so very beautiful.

  45. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm



  46. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Chic& boring.

  47. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Love the look, definately how i hope to look at her age… Also seen in [email protected] from March???. perhaps there just isn’t that many truly stylish people out there….

  48. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    nude shoes rule.
    she is fabulous, and I love the demure hands with the frank expression.

  49. Catfish

    May 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    so perfect… the shoes are so so subtle. they make it..

  50. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm


    And I love the shoes.

  51. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    effortless elegance-beautiful~

  52. Jack Daniel

    May 26, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    How come all these Parisian women look so damn fine?

  53. I'm a mean street kid.

    May 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    wow she looks so confident

  54. nidia

    May 26, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Espectacular , me encanto.
    Solo si sus zapatos fueran rojos.
    seria Perfecto.

  55. LHFC

    May 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    she is my idea of the perfect chic woman. killer

  56. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Oh no not boring….perfect….so french…so chic

  57. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 3:02 am


  58. Jacinta Montgomery

    May 27, 2009 at 3:55 am

    So so elegant!

  59. La Louve Blanche

    May 27, 2009 at 5:27 am

    So 60s, so chic, so perfect!

  60. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Wow! Another great shot! I absolutely love this (and her slightly amused/bemused expression)!

    But I'm really having trouble "reading" the details of this image on my computer. Can anyone tell whether she's wearing a tunic & skirt, or a dress?

    Also, I would LOVE to see those amazing shoes better; Mr. Sart, do you have a close-up??

  61. The Danettes

    May 27, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Powerful Lady yeah!

  62. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Does anyone know how to get those shoes? What brand are they? I simply need those shoes!

  63. Nicole

    May 27, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Great and chic look. Love the shoes.

  64. Talk Pretty To Me

    May 27, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Love the nude heels. Been lusting after a pair just can’t seem to find the right ones.



  65. issyme

    May 27, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Alas…this picture disheartens me. I can achieve this level of “chicdom” because I am too practical.
    It looks cold, I would be so focused on that, that I would never think to wear gloves on my hands but nothing on my legs.

    She looks FAB. Note to self, wear neutral, tan shoes with black.

  66. Octavia Morris

    May 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    did she give permission fort this shot? she looks bemused by the camera

    great look tho

  67. Hannah W.

    May 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I love the Nude peeptoes! It’s almost like she’s dressed up..but barefoot! Awesome!

  68. Ona

    May 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    This shot is all about the Alpha and the Omega: her eyebrows, her shoes.

    So feminine, so strong.

  69. Victor

    May 27, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    What a classy lady !!!
    More of those please !!!

  70. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Love her eyebrows!

  71. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Love it; girl to right also fabulous, but wait, what’s that in the background..looks like fuschia sweater and red ll bean type raincoat. Yikes, is that an American in Paris?!

  72. Johann D

    May 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    This picture took my breath away. She is beautiful. I almost forgot to look at the clothes. Or the city.

  73. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Why is it that women in Paris can walk in heels in the rain and look fresh and elegant? Maybe Paris has no puddles, so chic can prevail.

  74. AnastasiaC

    May 27, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    This to me spells…Europe!! gorgeous style, hair, face, attitude!! she is beautiful!

  75. chicmuse

    May 28, 2009 at 12:57 am

    just a real woman . as it should be. love it!



  76. Anonymous

    May 28, 2009 at 4:27 am

    She looks just like Elisabeth Quin if she dyed her hair black !

  77. michelle

    May 28, 2009 at 7:28 am

    I have never seen anyone look so elegant in a rain coat.

  78. Anonymous

    May 28, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Euro chic… i just love her confidence and aura… wonderful!

  79. Anonymous

    May 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    thats my best friend maryam. she rocks. by far the chichest chick ever.
    love you maryam,

  80. kelly

    May 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    utterly beautiful shot, the look on her face, the tilt of her head and the clothes she is wearing

  81. brave_new_frock

    May 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    yes, can women in los angeles please take note at this amazing example of how it *is* possible to age gracefully? stunning…I wanna be like her

  82. noelakadjtambour

    May 29, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    mme chic is so chic that she floats instead of walking.

    beautiful silhouette on her and the girl to her left

  83. Marccus

    May 30, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    That was really nice put together. All black with the skin tone shoes. Love it!

  84. Chinwei

    May 31, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Viewing your site every morning before work is now a habit…I love your site and have been through the archives many times over! I’m so inspired!
    This shot: amazingly classy and edgy. I look forward to aging fasionably!

  85. thea

    May 31, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    When I grow up I want to look like her…



  86. tamstern

    June 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Wow! This woman is breathtaking. What a shot!

  87. Anonymous

    June 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm


    Bravo Madame
    to you, Sart :)

  88. waniliowe

    June 2, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I felt in love ..

  89. Marie-Douce

    June 2, 2009 at 9:07 pm


  90. hande

    June 5, 2009 at 8:12 am

    fell in love with the shoes…

  91. Cristina Redondo

    June 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    so lovely and smart!

  92. NutriGirl

    June 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Beautiful woman. True Parisienne.

  93. Anonymous

    June 7, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Does anyone know who makes the shoes?

  94. izzit

    June 8, 2009 at 3:34 am

    This is what a WOMAN looks like…
    (fashion is for indecisive girls, but style is for self-assured women.)

  95. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Does anyone know what brand of shoe she is wearing

  96. elly

    June 8, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Jackie O…charming

  97. m s s i u

    June 9, 2009 at 3:29 am

    When I grow up…

  98. Cynthia Wood

    August 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    She looks fantastic — and so wonderfully, impeccably, typically Parisian.

  99. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Maryam is a Los Angeles stylist originating from France. She obviously is the best at her job.

  100. Lonneke

    March 1, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Pure elegance (without botox). Love it.

  101. elle

    April 25, 2012 at 12:50 am

    she looks like she could run the world

  102. katerina

    August 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    look at the smart peeps, dressed 4 the weather !! Whats this womans story ?? Bloody cold i bet….ah well some people will DO anything to b fashionable….

  103. CLH

    September 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful!
    Her choice of shoe however is not a plus for this outfit.
    She goes from chic to grandma almost pulled it off.
    Black stilettos or kitten heals classic (pop of color fire engine red!
    Possibly black sling back peep toes.

  104. CLH

    September 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful!
    Her choice of shoe however is not a plus for this outfit.
    She goes from chic to grandma almost pulled it off.
    Black stilettos or kitten heals classic (pop of color red current!
    Possibly black sling back peep toes.

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