Monday, November 6, 2006

On The Street…..Madison Avenue, Manhattan

Could anything be more modern than sequins for day – this is how to do it.

Here the sequins both lighten the overall color palette and add texture to the look.

A navy skirt instead of black is also very important for keeping the look from being too dressy or evening-ish.

The tailored overcoat gives just a touch of menswear and the metallic gold color of the shoes is a perfectly unexpected way to finish off an outfit.

This is exactly the type of inspirational look that I hope people visit The Sartorialist for – it is not about the designers of the individual pieces or the price of any of her pieces but the abstract idea of how she has mixed color, texture, day/evening. masculine/femme.


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  1. whyioughtta

    November 6, 2006 at 7:56 am

    Advanced mixing going on here…she gets an A+.

    (Love that bag.)

  2. lalalisasa

    November 6, 2006 at 8:46 am

    Dear dear Sartorialist,
    I have to tell you that it is exactly for “the abstract idea of how she has mixed color, texture, day/evening. masculine/femme” that I come to see “you”. And also because I could see a little of New York…

  3. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 9:06 am

    I love the feeling of lightness the clothes portray and she seems very calm and comfortable in her own skin. Not so sure about the huge bag, though, seems to weigh her down!

  4. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 9:52 am

    It’s an interesting outfit but then again, I would expect nothing less from Sally Singer. She works for Vogue.

  5. Leigh

    November 6, 2006 at 9:59 am

    I don’t know that I could have come up with this combo, but it works on her. The look is about her style, her individuality and not about the designers . . . you are right about that Sart. Great pic.

  6. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 11:02 am

    Cute look.
    The bag! Love it!! Where can I get one?

  7. kimchi

    November 6, 2006 at 11:05 am

    Isn’t that Vogues’s Sally Singer?

  8. Alice Olive

    November 6, 2006 at 11:49 am

    I love the sequined top and the mix of necklaces. (Not sure about the shoes though. They feel abit too light for the stone grey tights.)

  9. C*

    November 6, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    amazing. just amazing. inspirational even.
    and sartorialist i want you to know ive never even checked for the designers on any of the looks you have displayed on your website.

  10. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    This Lady with a capital “L”,has interpreted modern and refined elegance so very well.

    Simple shapes,beautiful colors…urban chic!

    She has the eye and the feel to put it all togehter so well.

    Bravo,compliments to you!!!!!!

  11. Susan

    November 6, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    love the inspiration from this blog too…i’m a poor recent-grad who loves fashion & will not be able to afford most of the stuff these ladies wear for the next couple/few/10 years, so all i can afford to take from this site is inspiration and it does help…especially when vintage shopping. THANKS FOR ALL THE INSIGHT into fashion. It really isn’t about the price.

    Anyway I agree with some of the above commenters, I actually really like the bag!

  12. bensmith

    November 6, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    its funny, i saw the pics and thought – sequins for day how modern, only to read thats what you had already written – love your work!!

  13. positively the same dame

    November 6, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    oh my god. this is right up there with beppe and his safety pin. wow.

  14. lord sessa

    November 6, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    This girl is right on target.She exudes a mixture of easiness spiced with a subtle irony that correspond exactly with her outfit.
    Oh,I have to go to New York again!

  15. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    sally singer – smart and well dressed – a ny woman. and no i’m not her mom or dad!

  16. Yo Porro

    November 6, 2006 at 6:49 pm

    beautiful- she reminds me of the ideal prada girl.

  17. iopine

    November 6, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    You are absolutely right. And I usually don’t care for sequins–at all–let alone during the day. This is superb.

  18. chicwit

    November 6, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    Gorgeous mixture of textures and colors!

  19. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    matte sequins are fabulous.

  20. Jessie.

    November 6, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    love those shoes!

  21. thecoherent

    November 7, 2006 at 3:39 am

    i’m not that surprised. it’s a vogue girl and she always has it right. sally gets it.

  22. ontheMARC

    November 7, 2006 at 4:11 am

    this makes me want to cry actually. perfection.

  23. Selita

    November 7, 2006 at 11:38 am

    You are right!
    How people mixed chothes, colors, textura, acessory, day/enening, etc…
    This is my idea about personal style.
    Individuality/personality, this is the point!
    Love your blog.
    kisses from Brasil

  24. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    The bag is Derek Lam, sold out almost everywhere. She looks great.

  25. kerouac

    November 7, 2006 at 6:53 pm


  26. H

    November 8, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    I didn’t particularly like the outfit.. But I LOVED her. She looks so sweet. That just proves that all the little well-though-of details don’t always make a perfect whole. Sometimes something else (I’m not quite sure what)contributes to that special feel.
    Man am I, deep today!

  27. Anonymous

    November 16, 2006 at 9:53 pm

    Yep that’s Sally from vogue

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