Friday, January 5, 2007

On The Street… Mercer St., New York

Just about perfect – click to enlarge


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  1. Andrea

    January 5, 2007 at 8:29 am

    How wonderful! Great shoot. I like the lady’s smile. Are those Chlo√©-boots?

  2. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 8:50 am

    I love, especially, her convincing use of a high waistline (Thom Browne for women?) and those shoes, which seem to nod to the faintly turn-of-the-century flavor of this waist height/skirt length. I also appreciate the way the look is demure, feminine, and casual, but a bit more mysterious than conservative; and evocative of winter but perfectly adapted to global warming…

  3. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 9:02 am

    She’s Beautiful with a capital B! The skirt reminds me of a skirt I actually tried to *make* in high school. I wore it with tights, natch, and brown perforated wooden platform t-straps; I wish I had those shoes now. And I love the blue storefront.

    And the gray tights. I’m still loving them, but I can’t find a pair to save my life. I’m making do with a darker charcoal, but still.

  4. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Fantastic! The white shirt makes it fresh.


    January 5, 2007 at 9:14 am

    So cute! The brown and black really works.

  6. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 9:16 am

    APC!!! of course she looks great!

  7. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Mmm – the librarian look! I have a thing about librarians….


  8. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 9:46 am

    I appreciate the individual pieces, but I don’t think this look is very flattering. the shoes are great, but IMO need a shorter skirt to avoid looking dowdy. the skirt seems to be so high it’s right under her breasts and makes her look like she’s got a tummy. the jacket gets lost under that scarf. Again, great pieces and clearly this beautiful woman has impeccable taste, but I just think that the proportions are a bit off here.

  9. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 9:47 am

    Thank you that the shoes lean toward brown.

  10. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 9:48 am

    ok, I take it back, the skirt is not “so high it appears to start under her breasts,” but I still think that a shorter skirt (with a lower waist or the top not tucked in like that) would be more flattering and I would have loved to see more of that jacket.

  11. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 9:55 am

    she is fantastic

  12. misshoax

    January 5, 2007 at 10:07 am

    my mum wore this exact outfit sometime in 1977. it looked good then, and oddly, it still does. i love the chloe booties.

  13. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Cool textures, and I love the mix of neutrals.

  14. Maverik

    January 5, 2007 at 10:14 am

    There is something of Anna Mouglalis in her face…

  15. Nan

    January 5, 2007 at 10:25 am

    The tights and shoes make it. I like the primness of her clothes versus her loose hair, scarf and big La Dolce Vita smile.

  16. Alice Olive

    January 5, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Love it! Especially the grey tights. She looks lovely framed by the blue of the building as well.

  17. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 10:49 am

    This photo’s background does more for her than the outfit itself does. Snapping her in front of that storefront — with that lovely blue paint that plays off her flannel skirt — is just a wonderful moment.

  18. blackbird

    January 5, 2007 at 10:53 am

    You know…
    it’s so nice to see these people each day -

  19. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Love it! The lines are lovely, as is the brown scarf…and those shoes. But it’s the thick tights that really perfect it for me.

  20. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 11:21 am

    like the brown, the high waisted skirt, and the thick leggings.

  21. Allison

    January 5, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    I love this lovely lady’s sophisticated combination of grey, black, and brown – and the proportions are impeccable!

    Carlene – I believe you can find tights like that on the Stockin Girl website (which I adore!) –

  22. Courtney

    January 5, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Love it all, esp. the tights and boots.

  23. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Yay high-waisted skirt! Yay APC! Fabulous expression on the subject – kinda saucy.

  24. The Sartorialist

    January 5, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    she was outside APC but my guess is her clothes are all Marc Jacobs

    She was with Venetia Scott who is one of Marc Jacobs creative consultants ( i guess that is how to phrase her job). I shot Venetia for the new video I did for She looks so cool and what she says is really funny/cool. The video should be up by the end of the month.

  25. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    I love this. Who made that skirt?

  26. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Her style seems more oriented towards Prada sensibilities, the age and the proportions are more “mature” than the Chloe spirit. What is interesting is that in deed this woman manages to make the clothes stay in a very specific identity. I looooove those shoes, but I think the shoes add gravity to any age. I prefer them in slim silhouettes than this one. They always remind me of and old italian or spanish woman in a church, and wearing smaller pieces making the whole look more ethereal might work better.

  27. whyioughtta

    January 5, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks to your keen eye, I’m now appreciating textures and proportions more than ever. That’s kind of what makes this outfit work–good balance of textures (light frilly blouse, flannel skirt, textured tights, smooth stacked-heel oxfords) and proportions (high-waist A-line skirt, big scarf, good heel-to-leg-exposure ratio).

    Very nice.

  28. sara

    January 5, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    oh my gosh, i wish i was her! beautiful, i also esp love the stocking and those booties! I want it all, just supremely lovely+

  29. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    This is Suzanne Deeken, a London-based stylist who consults for the Marc line


    January 5, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    Me encantan los zapatos! Y la falda me gusta porque lleva la cintura en su sitio.

  31. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    I think I love everything but the shoes…she looks great, but I don’t think I could pull off the shoe look.

  32. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Everything is perfect, especially her smile!!!

  33. Eleanor

    January 5, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    You’re right, this is perfect. Best I’ve seen in a long while. Thankyou so much for capturing this!


  34. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Love it! I wore a very similar outfit yesterday, instead of wool flannel skirt, I put on high-waisted knee-length wool dress pants!

    Looking forward to the video!

  35. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    charcoal, brown, grey, and black done perfectly.

  36. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    to the tights quester: I recently found a pair of gray ones at Brooklyn Industries…

    about the shoes: I NEED those but Chloe is not in the budget.In art school I had a pair of “Nun Shoes” that I wore until the metal shanks broke…where to find an affordable, modern pair?

    about the girl: she’s fab/ a favorite looker, but now that I read she’s in the Jacobs’ posse, I am a bit crestfallen cause I was fancying it was all flea/APC/grandma grab bag.

  37. Three Repute

    January 5, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    holy moses, the rise on that skirt.

  38. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Love the shoes.

  39. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    She looks FAB! I love the shape of her skirt, the mix of murky brown and gray looks really interesting…

  40. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    She looks very happy, which is always nice to see, but the outfit doesn’t work for me.

  41. Sara

    January 5, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    Love the loook, but I would change the hair style!

  42. Tamberk

    January 5, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    Love the groovy skirt proportion!

  43. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    She looks great, although I thought “is she from a different time period?” …

  44. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Ahhhh, sensible shoes.

  45. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    I like it.

  46. Anonymous

    January 6, 2007 at 12:07 am

    great clothes but really.. the smile is unsurpassed.

  47. Anonymous

    January 6, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Hi Sart;

    I’m a long time lurker but a first time poster. I love her clothes, smile, everything. But I have to laugh because being short and short waisted almost every skirt I’ve ever tried on fits me this way! Somehow it just doesn’t look as good on me though.

    I visit your site every day and have received much sartorial inspiration which I use to liven up my frumpy California ex-urban community.

  48. rosbif

    January 6, 2007 at 6:47 am

    She’s amazing, a great look.

  49. Anonymous

    January 6, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    the outfit and the coat are wonderful. simple and classic. i do feel the scarf is a bit overwhelming on her and a distraction from whats underneath.

  50. Anonymous

    January 6, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Hard to believe but this is just an average days look by Suzannes standards. She always looks amazing. Amazing style and taste.

  51. Anonymous

    January 6, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    I think she’s…lovely. I would ask her out on a date.

  52. beth

    January 6, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    Oh, those Chloe shoes…. I know they’re nearly has-beens but I have lusted after them for so long… she looks lovely in them!

  53. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 12:02 am

    she is suzana deeken, she design marc by marc. she rules.

  54. rosbif

    January 7, 2007 at 3:53 am

    Jack Daniels, I was thinking exactly the same thing :-O

  55. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    So beautiful. I don’t think the outfit would work on anyone less luminous than this woman.

  56. Marisa

    January 9, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    ahhhhhh the chloe platform booties! i’m so jealous!

  57. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Perfect! Her smile is great, and the look is quite Chloe… but maybe more mature? Greatgreatgreat. Thanks again!

  58. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    I love those shoe boots…bought myself a pair from overseas :)

    M xx

  59. alv

    October 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I just love the lengths on this outfit. It’s all about them. If the proportions were used in a normal way it would look so boring.

  60. Maybeblog

    March 25, 2013 at 4:38 am

    This is really nice it’s sophisticated and stylish with a playful sense of consideration it really suits her love it!

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