Wednesday, June 24, 2009

On the Street……Nicole, Berlin

I’m in Berlin for the next two days between the men’s shows in Milan and Paris. As you can tell I have been jumping around a lot lately. You will soon be seeing lots of images from Pitti, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Venice, and finally back to Sao Paulo. I kind of love mixing up the images from these cities. It was very warm in Florence and very cool here in Berlin which leads to a really great contrast in Summer looks – it’s difficult for me to pack clothes for a trip like this!


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  1. Gina

    June 24, 2009 at 7:12 am


  2. Lucy (The Fashion Setter)

    June 24, 2009 at 7:13 am

    When are you coming in Venice? I can't wait to have you here!
    Lucy =)

  3. le rakun

    June 24, 2009 at 7:14 am

    i'm falling for her already. berlin, i mean, well. she helps.

  4. 50two

    June 24, 2009 at 7:14 am

    i love the white at the bottom. clothes are fantastic !!

  5. Henry

    June 24, 2009 at 7:16 am

    It's nice to see that you are in Berlin, there are lots of fashionable people around there (including me).

  6. Beha

    June 24, 2009 at 7:23 am

    That jacket is absolutely gorgeous!

    and all the black along with the white shoes makes such a great contrast!

    • Lotte

      August 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm


  7. antipodienne

    June 24, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Fantastic silhouette. Little flashes of white face, hands, shoes and cigarette like punctuation marks on the black.

  8. Tsurayya

    June 24, 2009 at 7:36 am

    i really love it. genius

  9. Yusha

    June 24, 2009 at 7:44 am

    THAT JUMPER IS ABSOLUTELY AMAAAAAZING!….one of my next purchases

    oooo i just LOVE IIITTTT
    You captured this image very well

  10. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Like Christiane F. "Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo"….

  11. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 7:57 am

    So nonchalant, but what an arresting image.

  12. Emmanuel Joseph

    June 24, 2009 at 7:58 am

    The androgynous look. Lovin it!

  13. I'm a mean street kid.

    June 24, 2009 at 8:04 am

    she looks so hot!

  14. diane

    June 24, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I hope you packed lots of layers for your trip.
    This girl makes me want to cut my hair short. (just kidding)

  15. Sandy

    June 24, 2009 at 8:17 am

    If you like, you could go by train to Leipzig. It's only 1 hour. Nice City and lot's of interesting looks at the Karl-Liebknecht-Str.


  16. barty

    June 24, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I find them white shoes sooo sexy

  17. NVA

    June 24, 2009 at 8:33 am

    nice…he looks like mannequin
    where did you shoot this image (street)??
    i'm in berlin too

  18. preppygoesrock

    June 24, 2009 at 8:37 am

    i love the whole concept in this outfit… the white shoes definitely stand out and makes a bold graphic statement
    Check out my blog:

  19. Barbara

    June 24, 2009 at 8:40 am

    I didn't expect those shoes when I scrolled down. I much anticipated a classic patent heel. Wow!

  20. kerfuffler

    June 24, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Oh look, they said it would happen,and it's true! Obama has made smoking fashionable among young people all around the world.

    But the pallor argues against the total domination of fashion by American pres.

    (Oh wait this is the Sartorialist, not the Satirical-ist.)

  21. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 8:47 am


  22. Nick J

    June 24, 2009 at 8:50 am

    That jumper is GORGEOUS!
    I want…

  23. Thomas

    June 24, 2009 at 8:54 am

    I wonder if the matching white cigarette and shoes, providing a striking contrast to the remains of the ensemble, was planned..?

  24. beba

    June 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

    She looks so cool :D It's so funky, everything is black and then white shoes :D

    Peace and love !

  25. Nataliexxx

    June 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

    monochrome I <3

    -the cigarette complimenting the white shoes… beautiful

  26. Bahrain Fashion

    June 24, 2009 at 8:58 am

    The shoes et all: simply fabulous!!


  27. Ashley

    June 24, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I love her funnel neck chic and the all-white oxfords are an unexpected detail! Great photo!

  28. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 9:01 am

    oh i love that sweater/coat.

  29. Linda Love

    June 24, 2009 at 9:09 am

    on a hot day like today, a photo like this brings a slight whiff of relief. but i´ll stop moaning and enjoy the warm breeze now.

  30. Johanna

    June 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I love this. I'm always drawn to cool, short haircuts and dramatic necklines, and she's definitely got both. Great shot, Scott.

  31. Lorien Wood

    June 24, 2009 at 9:14 am

    She looks like an Erte drawing!

  32. Christopher Benton

    June 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I love her parenthetical stance (assuming one can be compared to punctuation.) That cigarette is certainly forgiven by the addition of those white shoes which are surely there in defiance of all of that black.

  33. Berlinessa_in_New_York

    June 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Oh. I'm looking forward to all the Berlin styles you'll be posting. Snap away!

  34. Noa

    June 24, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I love this black outfit+white shoes!!

  35. liz

    June 24, 2009 at 9:36 am

    i guess it's freezing in berlin…even in summer!

  36. theKcloset

    June 24, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Can wait to see your photo's from Berlin!

    Loving the white oxfords :)

  37. Georgie

    June 24, 2009 at 9:50 am

    If it weren't for the cigarette, this would be perfect.

  38. Laura

    June 24, 2009 at 10:11 am

    it is so hard to pack for multi-city trips like that!!!

  39. Gabriela

    June 24, 2009 at 10:18 am

    welcome to berlin!

  40. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Amazing but perhaps sad, it was cold in berlin VS Florence

  41. kayang

    June 24, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Omg, so beautiful.
    At first, I thought she was the most beautiful boy I had ever seen! lol

  42. Stephanie C.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:44 am

    simple, stark…stunning. love it.

  43. Coca Mia

    June 24, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Gorgeous girl!!!!

  44. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 10:48 am

    That face! that collar! that pose! A modern-day Erte illustration come to life! Angela in Santa Barbara

  45. Hanna Persson

    June 24, 2009 at 10:58 am

    wow she's beautiful!


    June 24, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I LOVE this look. ;)

  47. joeward

    June 24, 2009 at 11:09 am

    love his white shoes!it made the outfit really complete.

  48. Hawa

    June 24, 2009 at 11:21 am

    i love the contrast….black all over…white shoes and white cigarette….love how the eye travels in the picture!

  49. Kay

    June 24, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Great looking!!!

  50. Maggie

    June 24, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I missed the Sart in Berlin by 2 days?! NOOOO!
    Berlin fashion is creative and fantastic and unlike anything I've seen. I can't wait to see the results.

  51. Jenny

    June 24, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Gah, I want to travel as often as you do! =)

  52. Cookie Cutter

    June 24, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I love how she looks amazing and yet effortless!

  53. AnonymousJK

    June 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

    No idea what she has on, all I know is I like it!

  54. ana

    June 24, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Great combination of black and white!

  55. m a u

    June 24, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    W O W!

  56. nanzilla

    June 24, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    The best part of this photo is she isn't posing. Real beauty is translated and not trying to hard to manifest itself. I love this and I also love that you have been capturing a lot of smokers… was this intentional?

  57. Ty Ty

    June 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    beauitul… i love her posture and that huge black sweater… i cant wait to see more photos!
    Ty Ty

  58. pamela

    June 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    beautiful!!! except for that shoes… not for the color is more like desing…

  59. M

    June 24, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    just looking at her amkes me want to cut my hair

  60. Maria Confer

    June 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Ha, that would be a tricky packing situation!!

    Love this shot, she's so gorgeous and dramatic in all black and shockingly white shoes!!

  61. Rella

    June 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I used to have this haircut, I miss it, she's very androgynous, I appreciate it. It's all attitude. And the cowl neck. And her eyebrows are great.

  62. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Isn't it great to have visible self-assurance? I love it~!

  63. Me

    June 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    One of my favorites, yet. Proportion works nicely with tone to accentuate the impression of mystery through honesty. It's not just the disparity between the white and the black — it's the maturity of the collar with the naivetĂ© of the shoe, the feminine left wrist with the confident right. A covered up Manet's Olympia — that direct stare, the suggestion of a smile, and one of my favorite concepts, the idea of small, understated grandeur.

  64. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Unlucky that it was cold. I was in Berlin beginning of the month and it was really hot. And Liz, no it's normally not cold in Berlin in summer – rather pretty hot (and freezing cold in winter. Continental climate, you know…)

  65. funeral parade

    June 24, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    i am in loovveee w/ this entire outfit even the cigarette.

  66. Thomas Sing

    June 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Welcome to Germany!
    I love this picture… like most of your photographs…

  67. autumn's darkroom

    June 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I am in love with her tunic. I want one NOW! (For the fall/winter, anyway.)

  68. Jeannie

    June 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Her outfit is so masculine yet her face exudes with femininity! love it, love it, love it!

  69. Nieci

    June 24, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I would like to know what type of awards this blog has won?? Whatever they are its not enough. The clean, impeccable, emotion in these images is something almost eerie. Exceptional work as always.

  70. Humbolt

    June 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Aww, Berlin! Welcome to Germany! Unfortunately bad weather will welcome you! Don't spend too much time in the well known KurfĂĽrstendamm and Unter den Linden, but also go out to Weinmeisterstr. and environment to check the smaller shops! Have fun!

  71. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm


  72. Daisy

    June 24, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    She is gorgeous, what a great shot Sart.

    She reminds me of a very cool friend of mine named Francis, she has very thin legs and loves wearing outfits like this.

  73. amalie

    June 24, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    i follow the blog stil in berlin and this outfit is quite alike the others at stil in berlin . so in other words this is a typical berlin outfit … black/white, cropped , big jackets . yeah you get it . i love it though

  74. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Classic Berlin Look: Pirate Jenny (Three penny Opera)

  75. zuzanqa

    June 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Love it!

  76. phyllis

    June 24, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    In my head I'm hearing that great Bowie tune "Heroes"…


    June 24, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Androgyny at it's best.

  78. tofuscloset

    June 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    this is amazing! i love it….

  79. Talita

    June 24, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    that collar is amazing! I like how the white shoes pop out, it looks really cool.
    oh I can't wait for the SP pictures, I'm from Porto Alegre and it's always exciting when you post pictures of brazilians.

  80. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    androgynous and yet very feminine and alluring…

  81. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I'm jealous to no end!
    Just WOW.

  82. Jessie

    June 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    she's definitely one of the coolest girl i have ever seem, wish i could be more like her!

  83. noelakadjtambour

    June 24, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    this shot reminds me of an old christian dior perfume ad…somehow…very nice in anycase

  84. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    great hair. then agin i am biased since i am growing mine into this style after a very short cut.

  85. rokokforex

    June 25, 2009 at 12:38 am

    nice post and picture


  86. Bombshell Kitten

    June 25, 2009 at 12:44 am

    The jacket is a bit bulky, but the contrast between the shoes and the rest of the outfit is fabulous!

  87. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Makes me want to purchase a package of cigarettes so I can be cool like her.

  88. Kalle Lindholm

    June 25, 2009 at 3:48 am

    A little death, un petite mort.

  89. Bayley.

    June 25, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Wow, shes very cool. Love the black and white :)

  90. Christoph

    June 25, 2009 at 4:27 am

    one of your top photos, the composition is amazing!

  91. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 5:25 am

    she is stunning… yet after your fort greene photos and the sheer fact that it is SUMMER, i have been dying to see some warmth, some vivacity, some happiness? she looks so pale.. and unhealthy. that cigarette, while it may 'complete her entire look' is horrid! plus, it is so hot that massive sweater is makin me sweat!! the girl is a beauty but she needs some sun!

  92. Jack Daniel

    June 25, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Garace will be in Amsterdam, this summer (july). Are you coming as well?

    I love this picture of Nicole. She's a beauty. But…it's a bit too warm to dress like this in this period.

  93. Nicole Then

    June 25, 2009 at 6:39 am

    he's so cool, what a nice shot!

  94. Abe Lincoln

    June 25, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Jesus…this is a neat blog. You got the goods, no pun intended, and they are looking really good on the models/people. I got to subscribe to this blog. A winner.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville, Ohio

  95. Designer Clothing

    June 25, 2009 at 7:57 am

    looks like the guy out of eaton road

  96. I

    June 25, 2009 at 8:14 am

    everything matches but the shoes, so done and overly done…

  97. B3PA

    June 25, 2009 at 10:10 am

    she seems a model because of her static but so lively mood and pose… I love her haircut and I'm thinking about doing somenthing similar for the summer!

  98. Debarge

    June 25, 2009 at 11:02 am

    very inspiring!
    (i'm so late but i neeeeeeeeed layers for the southern winterrrrrr!)

  99. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Shoes are great, but I just find tight leggings/pants so ugly. Can't help it, Often the leg looks too fat. I try to think of the 18th Century to get a feel for the look of tight pants, and that helps, but it still doesn't quite work. And I love oversized tops, so what is my problem? Better with boots, but still, can't get used to it. And so many young people are wearing that now.

  100. itchy

    June 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    although it's all black, it's extraordinary

  101. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm


  102. Comella

    June 25, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Interesant blog.

  103. clareassiral

    June 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    stark and cool

  104. Mo

    June 25, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    love the simplicity

  105. Pam

    June 25, 2009 at 2:52 pm


    This is one of my all time favorite photos of yours!! Thanks!

  106. denny wong

    June 25, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Gorgeous! She's really cool!

  107. missbuckmaster

    June 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    ugh. technically lovely but please, please, no more cigarettes. it ruins any look for me because all I can think of is how horrid one – and one's pretty clothes – must smell…

  108. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I was just waiting for you to get to Berlin. There's quite a fashion scene developing here – and she just incorporates it so perfectly.

  109. Icons

    June 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    get a look at it!it's new!

  110. Jennifer

    June 25, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Absolutely lovely. A perfect example of making smoking look "cool" ha

  111. Yacoub

    June 25, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Nifty outfit, lovin' the shawl collar type thing going on and of course the footwear – though she must be sweating up a storm in there, it really isn't *that* cold here right now, come on :P

  112. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Photos like this, while beautiful, are the reason smoking has retained such a stylish image in our society. If she dropped the cig before the shoot, she might have to portray confidence without her deadly crutch.

  113. lenathediva

    June 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    She would be the epitome of cool if she would just lose the ciggy.

  114. Questioner

    June 25, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Beautiful girl and great coat, but the shoes look kind of like nurse shoes to me. I think that her pose may make the shoes look chunkier because you can see part of her left foot and it blends in with her right foot.

    Love the juxtaposition of the modern girl with the old building.

  115. jullie

    June 25, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    what a beautiful pic,


  116. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Amazing!!!!!!stunning!!!!!!It is just perfect!!!!! :)

  117. Sabrina

    June 25, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    i love this photo!

  118. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 7:42 pm


  119. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I think she looks cool but it´s a "typical" berlin style … soooo many people dress like this in Berlin. Nice picture tough.

  120. Saving Sensibility

    June 26, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Stunning androgeny.

  121. pedaggogled

    June 26, 2009 at 1:09 am

    She reminds me of a really well drawn anime character having one last cigarette before preparing to defeat zombie robots, etc.

  122. Anonymous

    June 26, 2009 at 9:59 am

    the shoes are a bit clunky for me but everything else looks SO good, it doesnt matter. i mean really,look at that stance. and her face and hair? stunning. better than a photoshoot!

  123. Catherine

    June 26, 2009 at 11:24 am

    This photo is stunning. Can anyone identify the sweater/jacket? It looks so cozy! A piece I could definitely use here in New York.

  124. Soren Lorensen

    June 26, 2009 at 11:43 am

    got love for her hair and her pale skin

    but hate for the shoes

  125. N.

    June 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Beautiful end poetic!! I love it!

  126. SwtMsT

    June 26, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    The white of the cigarette and her shoes on her black ensemble is amazing. I love her androgynous form.

  127. Faire

    June 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    this girl is rocking it!

  128. mimi(cigalechanta)

    June 26, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Love her style except for the shoes

  129. Anonymous

    June 26, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    just say no to cigarettes.

    but just say yes to this ensemble! very chic.

  130. Rachel

    June 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    That coat look hella awesome. And she's very pretty.

  131. elisabetty

    June 27, 2009 at 12:02 am

    truth be told, she looks wonderful. but if 9999 out of 10000 of us tried to pull off the white shoes, we'd look unbelievably dorky. it's just not a look that most of us could emulate.
    she is beautiful, no?

  132. Yacoub

    June 27, 2009 at 1:51 am

    What's with the cigarette comments. This is Europe. Get with the times.
    Having lived in the states I understand it's quite against the grain over there and generally frowned upon – just like it is here nowadays, but people won't make a piece of art or someone's look or whatnot about nothing but the cigarette. You guys are being a tad over the top on that whole subject; look at what's essential for the shot. It's not the "fag," it's the whole ensemble, the clothes, the expression. Letting yourself be detracted by that kind of detail doesn't give you a large degree of credibility in judging a work as a whole — just sayin'

  133. Alex

    June 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I adore her hair!

  134. Anne

    June 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    really like this picture !! beautifull

  135. Anonymous

    June 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Perfect :D

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  136. Andrew

    June 27, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I agree with Yacoub… smoke or not… this outfit, look and the girl look hot~!

  137. travelbug

    June 27, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I can see the white shoe statement with all black.

    But are those nurse's shoes? Or oxfords painted all white?

    Takes cahones.

  138. Chapstick Kills

    June 28, 2009 at 1:18 am

  139. elizabeth Miller

    June 28, 2009 at 3:28 am

    everything about this is amazing and european :)

  140. dreamofreality

    June 28, 2009 at 4:43 am

    inspiration, inspiration, inspiration…!!!!!!!

  141. elsara

    June 28, 2009 at 5:37 am

    i always love monochromatic color. and she makes me love it even more!

  142. Connie

    June 28, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Love the all black outfit with a hint white. Very nice.

  143. Anonymous

    June 29, 2009 at 3:27 am

    Gorgeous shot. I could do with this jumper for a Melbourne winter….

  144. Anonymous

    June 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I disagree with Yacoub, it's time to deglamorize cigarettes. I live in Europe and almost all very young people are still smoking, it's some kind of rebellion, the smoke frontier, the return to the glam smoking past of the 1940's or 60's. It's really time to find a new aesthetic for a new time, don't you think? It's just old esthetics, old habits, like tan skin. And it is so gross to kiss somebody who smokes!! and to smell their hair and clothes.

  145. Britte

    June 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    ahhhh love this girl….
    this outfit…
    nicole, will you marry me???

  146. Slanelle

    June 29, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    she looks fantastic !

  147. Anonymous

    June 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Oh, to be young. — The Librarian who wears four inch heels.

  148. Mario A. Stackmann

    June 30, 2009 at 3:54 am

    this is awesome i love it!
    i wonder, mm he or she? i cant really tell, heeey come to guatemala pleaseee!

  149. D. Michael Padilla

    June 30, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Looks like this guy called Gianfranco Ferre's F/W 09/10 collection way before it hit the runway. That large bowl collar is going to hit the fashion world by storm, I believe.

    Where ugliness comes to die.

  150. D'2'rs(Flava)

    July 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Jumpsuit is great !identify?

  151. Le 21ème

    July 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Black is the new Black. This girl takes after my own style! She's perfect!


  152. Em

    July 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I'v followed your blog for a while, You're amazing!

    The girl on this picture is very beautiful btw.

    // Em Sweden

  153. SĂ­lvia Yama

    July 5, 2009 at 12:03 am

    I want this hair…

  154. Shadan Saber

    July 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    i love the black and white concept…

  155. ego

    July 14, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    oh my God!!! i'm totally speechless to see this girl…she's so effortlessly gorgeous!!!! love to see her a lot!!!!

  156. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Love this image. Simple yet striking and utterly compelling, you just want to keep staring.

  157. Anonymous

    July 28, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    amazing picture, it just makes you want to go back and look at it over and over again..

  158. featherwing

    August 8, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Where can I get a coat like that?

  159. Tim McFarlane

    August 14, 2009 at 1:06 am

    I love the white shoes with this outfit. That jacket looks great! Love the neck on it.

  160. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Very German. Reminds me of my cousins from Munich

  161. Herr M

    September 12, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Smoking is the new non-smoking! Love!

  162. blog de mode

    February 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Superbe tenue :p

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