Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On the Street……New York Look, NYC


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  1. -h

    March 4, 2009 at 9:04 am

    expert layering

  2. The Concrete Commentator

    March 4, 2009 at 9:06 am

    so refreshing. I love her little jean jacket, and her bulky scarf. That light from behind her is perfect. great shoes too

  3. Adriana

    March 4, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I love the style … The scarf on the neck is always a charm …

  4. Gabriela

    March 4, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Pretty! Spring in winter. Denim jacket + that skirt are an unexpected combo. Very nice!

  5. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I am loving the jean jacket under overcoat looks I keep seeing. It adds so much visual interest. I would personally remove the jean jacket as well once I was inside. I think its best as an outdoors statement as it breaks up the dressiness of the overall look.

  6. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 9:20 am

    The woman is not trying too hard and she looks fresh and lovely… like spring is on the way.

  7. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    March 4, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I want to like this look, please help me. I love the scarf, I like the jean jacket, fitted perfectly! I think the shoes are killer. I guess my beef is the fabric of the skirt, and whether it goes with the rest of the outfit, especially the brocade. Maybe Prada made brocade so collection-specific that it looks instantly old? Jorge from WPB

  8. ryder

    March 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I love the layered denim. I have been thinking about incorporating that into my transitional look from winter to spring. Here it it done just right.

  9. That_Hat_Lady

    March 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful lady, beautiful smile, beautiful outfit.

  10. Bon Vivant

    March 4, 2009 at 9:24 am

    layering with jean jackets is rarely ever bad… i like the juxtaposition of the shrunken jacket with the boxy, drapey coat.

  11. mrt

    March 4, 2009 at 9:26 am

    First comment Yay!

    Very cutish look!nice shoes


    March 4, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Great look. Love the denim jacket. Have been trying out a similar thing, but not managed to make it work so well. Fantastic scarf

  13. Olly

    March 4, 2009 at 9:30 am

    really cool.

    love the jacket

  14. Stilmagazin

    March 4, 2009 at 9:31 am

    She is standing like Hedi Klum – look at her feet!

  15. heleen db

    March 4, 2009 at 9:34 am

    ohhh she’s pretty

  16. soralunii

    March 4, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I love the skirt and the coat, and she makes the whole thing work, but to me the denim jacket looks slightly uncomfortable worn like that.

  17. modediktat

    March 4, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I love how the light is shining through her hair…. She looks like an icon in this light!! Or sort of angel…

  18. Wayne

    March 4, 2009 at 9:48 am

    No one dresses better than New Yorkers!

  19. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Mary-Kate Steinmiller from Milwaukee, WI!

  20. Mo

    March 4, 2009 at 10:02 am

    great layering!

  21. Jack Daniel

    March 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I have to disagree with the title of this post…but that’s just my personal view on a typical NY-look.

    She looks scandinavian to me. And I’m not talking about the girl (’cause she coincidentally looks like Swedish girl).

    A typical NY-look to me is a Sex And The City lady. :)
    But that’s because I have watched way too many episodes of SATC. :)

    Lovely pic though!

  22. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 10:40 am

    i love her style it’s pretty sweeet

  23. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 10:42 am

    The girl from two posts down is Jennifer Aniston, and this girl is Alicia Silverstone.

  24. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Lovely layers, but how about a pic of the lady to the right?

  25. Julicious Fashionicious

    March 4, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Sunny Girl :)
    I like how she is looking.Maybe only jeans jacket under such a good coat making view lil bit negligent!

  26. Meh-el

    March 4, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I’ve always wondered how all girls in New York have killer killer painful heels and walk in them all day. I love them but I can’t walk hours in them. Do you just bear the pain? Do you carry an extra pair of walking shoes?

  27. theKcloset

    March 4, 2009 at 11:18 am

    i love the denim jacket under the coat, great look!

  28. Maria Grace

    March 4, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Jack Daniel I 100% agree with you!
    While I think she looks fantastic and I’m loving the look, it is so un-NYC.
    I live in Manhattan and that is just not a style I’ve ever seen…
    I see a lot of ‘hipster’ these days. Or, a better representations would be to photograph the lady wearing the strappy high heel bootie in the bottom right corner of the pic.
    Great pic tho!

  29. stylethread

    March 4, 2009 at 11:21 am

    interesting. the jean jacket just looks uncomfortable to me for some reason…

  30. Cris

    March 4, 2009 at 11:25 am


  31. KayLanden

    March 4, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I love the return of the jean jacket. I used to have some great vintage ones .. I definitely need to dig those up! I love this look with the scarf because I find a scarf can always liven up an outfit and its perfect for a day that has a bit of a chill to it. I love her shoes too.. where did she get them!

  32. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

    What are those shoes?!

  33. norawoah

    March 4, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Love on her scarf and her denim jacket from ’94!

  34. Jérôme

    March 4, 2009 at 12:11 pm


    it shows the contrast between winter and spring. The woman would like to wear light clothes, but its too cold to do this without scarf and this beautiful high quality coat.
    The dress she is wearing seems to be from Dubai. There are merchants who have those coloured fabrics in their sortiments.
    But i think the designer is from america or westeurope.

    What i absolutly love: The SHORT jeans jacket.

    A bientôt,

  35. Laura K

    March 4, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I remember her – she had the flower necklace in bryant park. I like the denim and the skirt.

  36. monique

    March 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Isn’t she one of the Teen Voguettes? She always looks great. Conservative but with a slightly funky edge and/or witty personal twist.

    I like what she’s got going here. I’m a big fan of the tight jean jacket ‘neath the bigger coat.

    I love that she’s not wearing all black. Most fashion people who live in black just look to me like they want to be safe or “cool” and actually have no imagination (K. Lanphear and E. Alt are, of course, heavenly exceptions – they rock it).

  37. pigeon.toed

    March 4, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I’m with everyone else; the denim jacket underneath that amazing coat is an interesting juxtaposition. she looks great….is she from the teen vogue team?

  38. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    eek that denim should burn. cute outfit otherwise.

  39. lucille

    March 4, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Well I love that ! Love the satorlialist too

  40. Rob Layton

    March 4, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    It almost seems randomly put together, but all the pieces fit so well.

  41. Dominica

    March 4, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    a little denim jacket is and always will be a basic piece in one’s wardrobe..
    Extremely interesting when it’s not too cold or just not warm enough to go outside without something extra…
    Love the way she has turned her scarf around her neck …

  42. CHOCHI

    March 4, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    i love her style! cool!

  43. princess glee

    March 4, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Excellently understated. Is it the khaki colored overcoat w/ the black buttons that pull everything together so well? Is it the little denim jacket that gives the look a spark? Is it the black and gold skirt, the structured black and gold bag and the black shoes that are giving the look some polish? I’m not really sure but she certainly looks effortless.

  44. Mariona

    March 4, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I love the look, well selected overlays, Kisses from Barcelona

  45. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    It’s Mary-Kate Steinmiller! Associate Market Editor at Teen Vogue. How do all of the editors at Teen Vogue look so chic?

  46. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Great mix. I love it! Don’t know about the reference to NY look but keeping warm with layers works everywhere.

  47. catherine pri

    March 4, 2009 at 1:32 pm


  48. * f l u f f *

    March 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Love this outfit. I’m not a big fan of the denim, but s
    omehow this works!

  49. MaxW

    March 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The photo is absolutely wonderful. Love the light.

  50. Stella

    March 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I love her look. Does anyone know what kind of shoes she is wearing?

  51. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 1:48 pm


  52. J. Cochran

    March 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Great photo. She obviously is quite confident in her sense of style. You can pull nearly any outfit off with the right attitude. It’s the light shining from within. So pretty!

  53. metscan

    March 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    What a relaxing outfit. Everything is well-planned and yet so imperfect. I like her style. It leaves space for my imagination too.

  54. Created by a lovely lady...

    March 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I like the structure of the handbag and her skirt.

    Not too much of a fan of the shirt…too wild, wild West for me!

  55. Shadan Saber

    March 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    she is a kind who knows how to style herself effortlessly! very nice…

  56. Questioner

    March 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Like Jorge, I really want to like this. I like the individual pieces, but the whole seems less than the sum of its parts. I think what it’s missing (IMHO) is a pop of color, especially with that great expanse of very neutral coat. Swap in a rich colored scarf and straighten the coat lapels and we’re cookin’ with gas. I’d really like to see it without the coat and scarf, ’cause I’m sure that it’s great.

  57. Maria

    March 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Such a great look for her!

  58. Manja

    March 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I love it how she makes this jean jacket look so elegant

  59. copperoranges

    March 4, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    that jean jacket is a pleasant surprise!

  60. Wanderlusting

    March 4, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    HATE the denim.

    On anyone, really.

    Just think it belongs on the legs and if you’re gonna do a denim jacket or shirt, at least do a darker wash.

    But that’s just my style.

    Other than that though, I like this shot, the light yadda yadda but also her coat and the scarf – such lovely light neutrals.

    PS would also like to know how New Yorkers – since they walk everywhere – can bear such shoes all day long? What’s the secret?

  61. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    love that coat!

  62. LettertoJane

    March 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I like how I’m seeing a lot more looks these days incorporating denim in this fashion.

  63. M A Z P E

    March 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I’ve never seen soo many layers look so well together!

  64. The Voguette

    March 4, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    i love how she mixes fabrics, this is exquisite!

  65. Vespinha

    March 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    What about Lisbon some day?

  66. indigo warrior

    March 4, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    She looks great! No hard edges.

    I’m seeing these denim jackets and I’m wondering what to do with the one my husband gave me. You know, the arms are too long and it’s not like I could wear it as is (or even one my own size). I keep looking at the jacket, the fabric, the yarn, the beads … the beadazzler!

    At my age, and in my town, I can beadazzle.

  67. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    to the poster wondering how us ny-ladies do the heels – yes, there is usually a pair of flats or flip flops stuffed away in those giant bags we schlep around with us! In any office I’ve worked in here, there was always at least one woman who kept several pairs of fabulous heels tucked away in her desk or cabinets. The routine – walk to work in something more comfortable, spend the day in towering beauty, perhaps wear them home if you have some place to be.

  68. Cosi

    March 4, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Love. Can anyone ID the shoes?

  69. Hannah

    March 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I’m surprised to see a Sart outfit that doesn’t do it for me! No idea why…maybe it’s the scarf in a snake coil? Maybe it’s not a particular piece, but just how they all bake together. Oh, the unpredictable tyranny of personal taste! :)

  70. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    To the person who asked about this young woman’s previous appearance on this blog: Her photo, taken in Bryant Park, was published on 9.8.08. Only reason I know that is because the storialist–who often writes free verse based on the sartorialist’s photos–wrote about her then, and again today.
    (He also did a great piece on Signor Pipoli, whose photo appeared here yesterday.)

  71. lenmeister

    March 4, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Not an “eye catcher” but she looks lovely…her stance only adds to how good this really looks. Love how her scarf seemed entwined with her blond hair

  72. alex

    March 4, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    absolutely stunning as always miss mk.

  73. TheMinx

    March 4, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    this is gorgeous-really charming and chic but still looks comfortable.

  74. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    The shoes are Gucci Fall 08

  75. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    hmm i actually dont like the denim jacket.. they usually don’t do it for me and teh wearer must do it perfectly for me to appreciate it. however, i do love the heavenly lighting that is cast upon her!

  76. tofuscloset

    March 4, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    love the layers! oh i wish we could layer here where i live

  77. VirginiaWestfield

    March 4, 2009 at 10:36 pm


  78. juliet

    March 4, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    This makes me excited for winter. Layers are most fabulous, especially in this instance.

  79. Jacinta Montgomery

    March 5, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Great style.

  80. Olviya

    March 5, 2009 at 7:11 am

    i like the mixing of jeans jacket and classical (wool) coat.

  81. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Great combination of neutrals. and I can’t believe no one is mentioning the ombre scarf. It is gorgeous the way she’s managed to wind it around.

  82. ®

    March 5, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    i really like this shot (also a lot more and the fashion bit) with the natural light from the back which i think did a perfect outline of the subject and highlighted the details in front. inspiring works you have there. btw what camera you are on?

  83. travelbug

    March 6, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Both sweet and sophisticated.

    But she really doesn’t look American, unless she’s in the fashion business and goes to Europe a lot.

    The most intriguing use of denim ever.

  84. São João

    March 6, 2009 at 5:22 am

    this light… oh my god… she looks just like an angel…

  85. Guga

    March 6, 2009 at 10:34 am

    ok she is great.. but shes not 50 yet everybody…. this look is nice but made her look 20 years older…. i feel like… this gorgeous face and those sweet feet posing…do not belong to this body …but i admit… its hard to layer all those stuff and look good..and i admit…she did a good job… but no fun at all

  86. Anonymous

    March 7, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Love love love it. Especially the denim jacket underneath, perfect layering.

  87. Phede

    March 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    beautiful outfit!

  88. Phede

    March 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    She’s so lovely! Beautiful outfit!

  89. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Simply the best!

  90. mimi

    March 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    she’s rather angelic looking, i cant stop looking at her beautiful hair hehe!

    i like how she looks like she’s not trying too hard.. and she actually looks comfortable.

    never in a million years would i think to put together an outfit like this, but on her, it works. i especially love her skirt, its divine!

  91. Raine

    March 9, 2009 at 1:41 am

    love the scarf, jean jacket and long coat combination.
    just gorgeous!

  92. SOPHIA

    March 10, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Those shoes and that scarf are absolutely divine. She obviously knows how to layer properly and definitely thinks about what she wears.

    -Sophie (

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  94. Nastya

    March 20, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Very nice light

  95. Anonymous

    March 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm


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