Thursday, September 9, 2010

On the Street….Ninth Ave., NYC

So what is more important, fashion or style?

I attended a few fashion shows today and I have seen some very “fashionable” young ladies. But, they always come up short when compared to the young ladies doing their own thing.

I know what this season’s trends are suppose to be and this young lady doesn’t really fit into any of those forecasts and yet she really stood out from all the other pretty young things.


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  1. Miranda

    September 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Wow that is fantastic, she looks amazing! I feel like you have to do you at all times, when ever I try to get too trendy with something I'm not comfortable with I look ridiculous.

  2. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    September 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Fashion is important if you want to be accepted by others, style if you are comfortable in your own skin and know what suits you. Style wins in my book by a country mile.


  3. Laura Marie

    September 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Oh wow, she looks fabulous… thanks for sharing! Just goes to show, originality always takes the lead.

  4. Chloé

    September 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Those jeans look lovely on her. She has a great look!

  5. Katy

    September 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Hands down, no question…style is more important. Fashion changes daily; style is forever. :-)

  6. Lisa Petrarca

    September 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Definitely something to be said for personal style. She looks so confident!

    When someone does they're "own" thing it says, "I know who I am & I don't care what you think!"

    Love it!

  7. dennicapearl

    September 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    shes beautiful.

    i love the contrasting colors, the wide brimmed hat, and the loose fitting jeans.

    timeless style is always fashionable, you have a point!

    <3 dennica pearl
    - through the eyes of a pearl
    - shop

  8. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    great proportions. the jeans rock and she looks like she's totally confident doing her own thing

  9. 3kameraden

    September 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    It is sooo JANE BIRKIN, French & romantic!

  10. el vestidor de la abeja reina

    September 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    i love this look, Sometimes the cuestion is what is style? and really she´s got it!!!!

  11. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    September 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    she looks amazing!


  12. photohogger

    September 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Great colour on those jeans.

  13. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    great long looking legs inthose jeans. Also, look at her Julia Robert's nose – such a chic posture

  14. LIO

    September 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Excellent point, Sart. Style is personal. Fashion is public.

  15. Alanna

    September 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Oh! I love those trousers – are they denim or cords? either way, gorgeous.

    I work in a Fashion School midtown and I am always much more inspired by my students than the trend-flockers on 5th by Bryant (in the past) or near Lincoln Center now!

  16. Marianne

    September 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Wow, that is a great look. I love the floppy hat!

    She's walking proof that style is more important than fashion. After all, by the time something becomes a trend, everyone is wearing it. It's gals like her who can help create trends.

  17. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I'm glad you made this point, although in this case I'm not that taken with her choices. Obviously, she's a lovely young woman with beautiful hair.

  18. Valentine

    September 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Looking fashionable is nice.
    Looking stylish is great.
    But I think what anyone who is really passionate about clothing and the opportunity that our outer appearance provides for expressing ourselves and inspiring new modes of thought hopes to achieve a synthesis between the two–to take the fashionable trends and twist them, corrupt them, alter them to create a personal sense of expression that transcends the latest craze. To be both fashionable and stylish is to prove that you are interested in the current innovations of the fashion world, yet still have the capacity to express your personal style through a medium–ANY medium, really–catered to a large group of people. If you truly possess style, it should be able to shine through any fashion trend you experiment with.

  19. kara lynn

    September 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    i completely agree. i think style is more important. it shows individuality rather than what is in fashion at the time. being unique is always in style.

  20. honeybeeandme

    September 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm



  21. Color Collective

    September 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    gorgeous, i love the color of the jeans!


    September 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Wow, I love those jeans. The wash and the shape!

  23. Nolita

    September 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

  24. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Personal style is definitely more important than being a slave to trends of the moment.

  25. ritournelleblog

    September 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    How 70s and chic!
    Her pants make wonders for lengthening her legs, but I find it a bit odd how they cover her shoes.

  26. Malena

    September 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Good point Scott, fashion is worth nothing if there is no style involved. Love it!

  27. Prêt à Porter P

    September 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    She looks amazing! I think style trumps fashion.

  28. beans

    September 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    LOVE the purse! this is so cute.

  29. Monica

    September 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I'm sorry… but it's all about 'how the jeans fit' and how tightly and in the right place kind of thing…

    if they'd been ill -fitting she wouldn't have been noticed.

  30. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Rhoda Morgenstern called. She wants her look back.

  31. Angy

    September 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    anyway her style is amazing!

    take a look at my blog, new pics from nyc fashion week

  32. A.K

    September 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I find it sort of sad, that some people chose to follow trends instead of their own style. If you happen to like a trend then I get it..but to just follow it sort of shows your personality. Style before fashion, always.

  33. Courtney at Scattering Lupines

    September 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Style, because it sets the fashion!

    I love her color combinations. She could easily take that palette into interior design. I'm thinking kitchen with houndstooth tile and vintage-style appliances…

  34. balkis

    September 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    well actually the high street as well as many runway shows scream 70s and trousers of all sorts are making a 'come-back' so I really find this young lady 'trendy'. well stylish too, but for me this style is very much in trend.

  35. Lot

    September 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    STYLE is Never Out of Fashion!

  36. Lot

    September 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    STYLE is Never Out of Fashion!

  37. the boot

    September 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    that is called WORKIN IT!

  38. mymusesophia

    September 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    You pose an interesting debate! I like using fashion as a resource and style as an expression. I love this woman's look.

  39. Breathless

    September 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I'm sorry but how is this not trendy and fashiony? Isn't everyone doing the 70's thing now?

  40. liu

    September 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    annie hall!!!

  41. youniform

    September 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I think fashion is waht u make of it… there are people really trendy with simple outfits and others with a really expensive particular dress and u still cannot feel style in them.

  42. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    style is SO SO SO much more IMPORTANT than FASHION!

  43. Erika

    September 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I agree with balkis.. she is on trend with this look.

  44. Patricia Ann

    September 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Neither. Dress how you want to dress. Whether that's plucked right out of the trend bucket or the t-shirt and jeans combination. Besides, we're talking about fashion here – everything is recycled. There's no way that the girl you photographed woke up and wasn't aiming for "fashion".

  45. The Refined Savage

    September 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I don't get it. I know lots of people try too hard and wind up as fashion victim but just putting on a hat doesn't translate as style to me. Sorry.

  46. Irene Villora Esteve.

    September 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

  47. Alice Olive

    September 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Style is more important because it transcends fleeting fashions. Style is a combination of the elements you've chosen to wear and the ease (or confidence) that comes from knowing you've chosen what works for you.

  48. FPNson

    September 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Style …. because style is cool … and being cool is all we got.

  49. Ela Marin

    September 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Wow, I love what you wrote about her! I just had a somewhat similar discussion with my mom last night about how it's almost impossible to be unique (or stand out) in cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  50. Natalya's Closet

    September 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I think she is perfectly "in" with current trends! She does look fabulous! Great photo, XOXO, Natalya

  51. Miyuki

    September 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Fabulous 70's
    Summer color clothing yet fall color hat& bag
    Very nice transition of season.

  52. IdleHistorian

    September 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Really quite a lovely outfit. Three cheers for the hat!

  53. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm


  54. Veronica Tutundjian

    September 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm


    I'm no hypocritical: I buy Vogue and like to see what are the trends of the season. But I adapt them to my budget, to what I already have in my closet and, most of all, I like to look pretty in what I wear.

    That's what this picture is all about: looking nice… quite simple I guess…

  55. A Lot Like Fashion

    September 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    If you can pull off your style, thats very fashionable for me :)
    And her sunnies, the hat, the bag and pants all fit in perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle in her look.
    Says it all.

  56. fashionsdirtylaundry

    September 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Style will always outweigh fashionable. Nothing can substitute for a good fit or for something that makes YOU comfortable…

  57. Zabrinah

    September 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I LOVE her hat! So fabulous.

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  58. Collette Osuna

    September 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    She DOES look amazing….I prefer to do my own thing….you are right, there is a difference:)

    Great post!! Hope you had fun at the shows!

    Statements in Fashion

  59. Nemee

    September 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Love her look, it's so different than what you'd expect to see on the streets and incredibly different than what's on the runway. Style is definitely more important than fashion, ''Fashion fades, style is eternal'' YSL.


    September 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Yeah it looks like everything she's wearing she didn't recently go out and hunt for off a Must Have List for Fall 2010, but rather that they were all old favorites lying around her apartment.

    The trick in trying is not trying too hard!

  61. Dana

    September 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    She looks gorgeous. Nice bottom too! Very 70's.

  62. Marzia_

    September 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    style! I love this look :D

  63. Taleah

    September 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Technically, she is following some of the trends this fall. She has the button down blouse, flares are on their way back in, and hats and clutches are huge. Perhaps, it's the way she has put it together that makes it her own. She looks fantastic!

  64. Mademoiselle Robot

    September 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I definitely would take style over fashion/trends anytime and I love this girl's outfit.

    However, I think it does fit within the current trends, namely the 70s trend. She just made it very personal rather than just buying the latest Chloe trousers and blouse.

  65. Mia

    September 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Are you kidding me? She screams trend the clutch the hat 70's inspired

  66. Sarah Eagle

    September 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I absolutely love the cut of the pants and how perfectly they fit her. Plus, the contrast of the color of the pants with the beautiful burnt orange bag and grey floppy hat is so pretty.

  67. Kate

    September 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Style is ALWAYS more important. I hate seeing looks worn right off the runway or off a mannequin. It's what you DO with the fashion that's important.

  68. Evi Savvaidi

    September 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I love flare jeans.They make legs seem higher than they really are!I like 70s look.For a person the most important thing is the style.You are more comfortable if u have ur own style.If you shop from Zara for example,want it or not you will buy clothes that they are inspired from fashion shows.For me style is more important because it reflects ur personality.I dont prefer a personality covered with fashionable clothes!I dont mind if flare jeans arent in fashion this year,I love them and I'll wear them:D

  69. Evi Savvaidi

    September 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I think that you have to visit Greece because there are few and good people with real style,except from Acropolis haha :)
    I really appreciate your work!

  70. jimjims

    September 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm


    so rad.

  71. M A R L O

    September 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    she has a really nice bum..

    the jeans suit her very well..

  72. Tangy Tidbits (Tina Tang Team)

    September 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Sometimes what's in doesn't work for everybody. I find that wearing one's own style that is flattering for them and still stylish (though not quite cutting edge or trendy)is completely acceptable. Like you said, it helps a woman stand out in a sea of women all going for a similar look.

  73. grace

    September 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    If you're young and very tall, you really can wear anything you choose and pull it off. To me, this photo illustrates this more than it illustrates superb style.

  74. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    This is very much high street trendy. Not very creative at all.
    And the jeans fit a little too tight at the butt. They kind of look uncomfortable.

    Sorry. Love the blog though.


    September 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Wow! She looks amazing!
    Style is definitely a key – someone who has found their own style is bound to be more interesting to look at.

  76. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Lovely! You're showing again and again that true style can be found on the street. And even in remote kayak locations… I love this blog for just that.

  77. jmb

    September 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I think they both have their own place, but it's always tragic when someone spends all of the their time (and way too much money) on the latest and greatest without ever looking like they have a good style.
    Style is always going to be more enticing if you ask me.

  78. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    like the blouse, don't like the jeans' fitting. This is look is very much high street trendy, actually. Not very creative at all. The butt area of jeans don't seem comfortable, no one needs jeans to cut into your body.

  79. Elena Vasilieva

    September 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    i love these pants, they are stunning, perfect cut + great photo too



  80. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    isn't that morgan from shopbop?

  81. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    isn't that morgan from shopbop?

  82. By René Fragoso

    September 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    She certainly looked amazing I shot her for my blog too! It takes a lot of personality to make that hat look effortless and chic.

  83. Bianca Le Mouel

    September 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Love the outfit, and I love your comments. I completely agree with you, and I really appreciate you bringing this much need perspective to the "fashion world".

  84. Chelly

    September 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Groovy! Love it!

  85. karina Manghi

    September 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    It is all about style

  86. Rachel

    September 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    She's gorgeous! Very simply dressed but you know she thought about it.

  87. vdechiazza

    September 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    anyone can buy fashion,
    style in what you're born with

  88. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Fashion is for people without style…right??

  89. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    When you are comfortable in your own skin and the "skin" of your clothing, what you wear just looks right.

  90. The Sartor

    September 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I think that style is more important. It seems that we are finally starting to move away from fast fashion, which I love. It is going to be great to have people buy things that are great for them and keep them for more than a season!

  91. edge and grace

    September 9, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    reminds me a bit of kate hudson. i quite enjoy her bag.

  92. By Ellie Rose

    September 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    *sigh, so beautiful and elegant. Sod fashion! Go 70s inspired style! xxx

    Ellie Rose

  93. Raquel Barbosa

    September 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    But let's admmit: this is for few… (At least I'm gonna work hard every day to be more stylish than fashionable), Raquel

  94. Anna Brambilla personal shopper, stylist

    September 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Coco Chanel was right at 100%!

  95. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Evelyn Waugh's brother, Alec, wrote, in "The Loom of Youth," something to the effect that "nothing grows obsolete as quickly as that which strives to be contemporary."

    Fashion dates. Style lives on.

  96. San

    September 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Style is much more important. But it has to fit you and sometimes fashion comes in to help because the stuff that's fitting your personal style best is to be found much more easily.

    I always loved the style of the 40ies, 50ies and sixties but I didn't know how to get my hands on the clothes. Now that fashion is influenced again by this era, it's a lot easier for me to get my stuff.

    She looks fantastic and has her style down and the necessary confidence.

  97. chuck

    September 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    WOW!!! When was the last time you saw someone wearing jeans that actually fit their physique and/or came up to their waist?? I have been telling my wife for months now to stop with the hip-huggers that cut her in half and detract from her curves.
    Hallelujah there is a style god :0)

  98. SabinePsynopsis

    September 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    So true. Fashion can support/inspire your style, but if one doesn't have any (own style) it's easy to become a boring follower. This lady exudes doing her own thing, which is eternally stylish.

  99. La Boss

    September 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    She definitely has style and she looks fantastic. She's done a great job of using several colors but not looking "extra."

  100. Angel

    September 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    By far Style, and if your not taught it, its just something you develop over time by taking bits of "fashion" and then finding what makes you happy I think..

    And those Jeans are amazing! I love anything high wasted and true fitting on tall people… Just awesome.

  101. BronsonNZ

    September 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I agree with Katy, well said..
    I love that hat, but I'm not sure she looks young!

  102. Rule of Fashion

    September 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    love your blog

    checkout my shoppingblog

  103. Riot.EXE

    September 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Style > Fashion. Style plays off of your identity, while Fashion is simply the wardrobe version of "keeping up with the Jonses", so to speak.

  104. Felicity

    September 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I love her look!

  105. HilaryInspired

    September 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Without a doubt in my mind, style is more important than fashion. The difficulty is in admiring and enjoying the current fashions while also identifying and maintaining your individual style expression. This is something that I am constantly examining and considering!

  106. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Just great! It means to show you personality! Love it.

  107. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    "So what is more important, fashion or style?"

    I always thought that fashion is about style…

  108. ingefaer

    September 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    "Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." Edna Woolman Chase.
    It's written on the wall of my closet.

  109. kelli

    September 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    And STYLE she has!

  110. Emily McGuire

    September 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I think this look fits a really obvious trend this season; flare-cut jeans with a 70s vibe.

    You're not born with style; it's learned and acquired through socialisation. Some people are just deemed "better" at it than others, just like some people are better at Maths than others.

    Fast fashion is not the only kind of 'fashion'; fashion refers to the ephemeral, transient nature of the system to generate CONSTANT CHANGE. Developing one's style is a process of turning-inward to understand and embrace oneself in the context of one's surrounds, less dictated by the perpetual change driven by the heirarchal system and more so by the self.

  111. litlstrawberry

    September 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I think she fits into the fashion trend this year pretty well… the vintage silky shirt and the HAT, let alone the BUTT! :P

    Wide leg pants or wide leg jeans are all the same to me!! They are classic!

    But what i love the most on her is that orange red oversized clutch which seems a total OUT for this season.

  112. bubbs...

    September 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Totally agree! She has a look that exudes confidence, which is way more appealing than the latest "it" trends (…plus those jeans are AMAZING! teehee)


  113. "Une very stylish fille"

    September 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    At least she knows exactly what she likes.

    Lots of love,
    Fashion ABuse

  114. wiljello

    September 9, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    style is in the eye of the beholder !

  115. Eryl

    September 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    She is a very striking young woman indeed. I'm particularly taken with her blouse which is marvellous with the jeans.

    I'm not sure that fashion and style are the same sort of entity. Asking which is more important seems not unlike asking whether dinner or saucepans is/are more important. As saucepans are a tool for getting dinner on the table, fashion is a resource that can be used to express style. But it's only one of many resources. Fashion can be bought (if one has the money), style takes work/thought, even though it looks effortless.

  116. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Everyone can follow the latest trends, there's nothing hard about that. But creating and keeping your own personal style, that is something that everyone should desire. I admire anyone who has their own personal style, and doesn't care about what's cool at the moment.

  117. Jean-Luc

    September 9, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    She does look slightly like Kate Hudson. Happy Fashion week!


  118. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Shopbop represent!

  119. Chas

    September 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    She looks great! I love her look. I agree, personal style is way better than fashion, but it's always nice to through in a few trendy pieces here and there.

  120. Heidi

    September 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Style comes from within. Fashion comes from without. Style endures. Fashion wanes.

  121. fashion for men

    September 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Simply!!! Amazing.

  122. hibou

    September 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is the reason I visit your blog! Style can't be bought.

  123. israel

    September 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    the key is in atapter fashion to your style and siemre respecting what would make you be true to yourself is above fashion
    Leer fonéticamente
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  124. Michele

    September 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    she stands-out because she has perfect proportion, very tall, great face, profile, and

    jeans with a white top are classic
    Love how the light blue denim is unhemmed. See that? I love that.

    She's gorgeous becuse she has the goddess look and great style

    But i think fashion and style are both involved here. Her hair, hat, bag, glasses, tan are all on trend.

    bet she got the denims at "what goes around comes around" ya

    really enjoy your blog Sat

    xo, myartistichome

  125. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I agree with Balkis… I am no expert, but isn't this trendy? Blouse? Felt hat? Envelope bag? High-waisted wide-leg pants?
    Still, she looks pretty good.

  126. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    style is forver fashion is a fling

  127. Gracie

    September 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    She looks just stunning. I'm all for style. (I wish I had a style, haha!) but definitely, style over fashion.

  128. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Personal style is more important than fashion. While fashion is important to inspire and show historical design and try to teach aesthetics, personal style is individual, can be timeless, and is adapted by the individual to fit their life stage, means, and creative expression. It's so much more interesting and inspirational to me.

  129. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm


  130. Olivia♥

    September 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    those jeans are so amazing they fit her perfectly! I love how confident this girl looks. She's the kind of girl everyone wants to be.

  131. a Broad

    September 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I don't care what she is wearing.. I just want her hair.
    Actually, except for the hair, I have a photo of myself that looks a bit too much like that .. taken way back when that was the style.

  132. Andrea

    September 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you for shouting it out!! Not everyone needs to buy the latest on the cover of Vogue to be stylish. This woman looks amazing doing just as you said, her own thing. Love it and am inspired by it!

  133. abataba

    September 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I love her bag!!

  134. J.Ro

    September 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    She is the reason every young woman moves to New York. If only they all received a similar fashion fate.

  135. Hawk

    September 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    THAT is how you wear pants!!

  136. Chelsea

    September 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    simply stunning

  137. S Milano

    September 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Style is more important because it displays your uniqueness and personality. If you follow only fashion then you look like a walking clone.

  138. Helen

    September 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Now that IS style. I love it when people do their own thing, whether a little or a lot. Great style is so timeless while fashion is so fleeting, it's almost by the time the look hits a magazine on a stand it's over and done with. I'm so glad you have such a great eye to spot her in the crowd.

  139. meganmeenan

    September 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    style is defintly more important however fashion helps. those jeans are gorgeous where are they from . she looks so effortlessly . the hat is amazing and those jeans go realy well with the blouse.

  140. My Style Advice

    September 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I know what you mean… sometimes i see women wearing things i could never pull off. Its just "their" style. 1- she's attractive. 2- she's got an amazing figure which she knows how to dress. 3- she got some classic items on in the right colors (neutrals)- silk blouse, leather bag, chic sunglasses, and the hat looks substantial (wool maybe?). A baseball cap would have thrown the look off. As far as the pants, when you have an ass and legs like that its hard not to look amazing in whatever you put on. She's got style for sure tho!

  141. Gene Wicker Jr

    September 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Style. Love her whole outfit, especially the jeans.

  142. Luna :

    September 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    incredible outfit!

  143. Raja Muhamad Zulhilmi

    September 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Ladies and trends = Gorgeous

    Men + trends = Suckers!!!!

    Leave the boot cuts to Elvis, 70's and the ladies.

    Gentleman sticks to classics….

  144. 82Brute

    September 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Trend shmend. There's no substitute for a simply fantastic caboose.

  145. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Trends do not have staying power, style on the other hand does… and she has style.

  146. Luciana

    September 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Elle est très bien dans sa peau. Style!!!

  147. The Sluice Box

    September 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    She's found the best of the 70s.

  148. Ariadna

    September 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    she looks stunning. Is a kind of urban sophistication and elegancy. I love it.

  149. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    She's not so far off from this season's trends. The oversized day clutch has been very popular, and the wide/boot leg jeans are making a comeback.

    I think it's all about owning your fashion choices; if it shows that you love what you're wearing it doesn't matter if it's trendy or not.

  150. kayang

    September 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I kind of disagree with one of your statements… I feel like she is doing something that is very "in" at the moment. But that doesn't take away from how amazing she looks. I love her jeans!

  151. Zernike

    September 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Am I the only one who notices her great shaped bottom?? Really, isn't that what makes this photo worth looking at? If she had a flat as a pancake or poorly shaped bottom end, would we all think she was so wonderful? I do like the blue color and her nice hat, but stuffed with the wrong insides, sorry folks, those pants wouldn't work. Beautiful people tend to look naturally more fashionable.

  152. escalante blogger

    September 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    A new style of fashion. An old ones recalled today.

  153. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I would have to go with style. Fashion is forever; there is no way around it – but style comes after fashion. You collect the pieces, buy, trade, find what have you – but its up to you to find your own style and what sets you apart (how you where them). Style is about where you're going, where you've been and what you experienced along the way.

    I think to put it in the easiest terms no one said it better then
    Oscar Wilde "Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not."


  154. Stacy

    September 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I think that fashion is what you wear, but style is what you do with it. Style is an expression of your personality, and fashion is the pieces that you use to show your style.

    Also, it's the way you wear your clothes, the way you carry your body, that can make a world of difference between two girls wearing the same outfit.

  155. Elizabeth

    September 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Style lasts forever. Confidence doesn't hurt either.

    Love the pants! The blouse and the hat!


  156. Lee Oliveira

    September 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Love the wide brimmed hat and shades. I thought it was Sarah Jessica Parker till the picture loaded.

  157. julie (etsy stalkers)

    September 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    she looks perfect. i feel like i look like this about one day a year. oh well.

  158. RawBeautyRawSoul

    September 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Big hats and 70s styled jeans area always in style! No matter what the runways say.

  159. Lady Moriarty

    September 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I do my own things and style is best, really and definitely !

  160. Kara Marie

    September 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I dont really think this is soon as i saw this it reminded me of the whole Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie phase in 2006,2007. This style was very 4 years ago.

    but nonetheless, i am still amazed at your photo skills. and i do still like her ensemble. :)

  161. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Style, without question. She looks good. Maybe I have a short memory, but her look seems boring compared to the European women you photograph.

  162. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I'd bet you she's from California. That's why her look doesn't fit in New York!

  163. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    When you work at shopbop and have an amazing body, its easy to look stylish and effortless!

  164. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Props to this comment. It's all about the way you wear it. May «it» be the next big thing or your good old t-shirt!

  165. ADJ

    September 9, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    her behind looks beautiful and i love that hat. what an amazing picture. i love it.

  166. pdxknitterati/MicheleLB

    September 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Her jeans remind me of my San Francisco Riding Gear jeans way back in the early 1980's. And that same confident "I can conquer the world" look that went with them!

  167. suzanne elizabeth

    September 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    This girl looks amazing, and you can tell she feels it too, which makes this outfit so much better.

  168. heylila

    September 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I like the colors a lot!!

  169. Melissa

    September 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    She looks wonderful. While she is on tend with her look, she also looks stylish and can carry herself. Style is something you are born with, something money can't buy… you either have it or you don't x

  170. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I know someone has style when I want to know everything about them. This woman has it, she looks absolutely fascinating – gorgeous in both traditional and unconventional ways.

    Distinguishing between style and fashion is something that not many people do. It's one thing to wear outfits you can find on a shop's mannequin – it's another to use clothes as a form of expression. You don't need money to have style. You just need to experiment with clothes until you find your right look.

  171. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Fashion is the wave you surf, and style is the hook or the rack you hang your surf-board on at the end of the day. They're both means to a joyous end. Isn't this young lady something beautiful to behold?

    Before I knew squat about anything in the fashion world or how a well dressed man might coordinate, I went to NYC for the first time in October of 2000. At the Guggenheim Museum I passed by a man with piercing blue eyes, a double barreled shot-gun of a nose, sandy-blonde hair in a floppy cut, tortoise-shell glasses, a gorgeous thickly woven shirt and contrasting tie. He was the bees-knees. His suit was immaculate, and the cut of his jib was bullet proof. He sailed past quietly, and I never forgot him.

    It took me some ten years and gradual dandy-study to realize I'd passed by Hamish Bowles. Hamish, wherever you are, you are an inspiration in style AND fashion, and you made an already special trip to New York just that much more, a surprise gift from memory, so many years later.

    Like Mr. Schuman, please stay inspired and inspiring.

  172. No Alice No

    September 9, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    "Les modes passent, le style est éternel", YSL.
    This is so true.


  173. Ruth

    September 9, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you, I really think you are right – women who stand out, are always being creative for themselves. Dreamers Live on!

  174. Read

    September 9, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    It's easy to look good when you have a butt like that!

    Style over fashion any day of the week.

  175. Zarna

    September 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    style wins everytime! she looks so seventies chic!


  176. Rachel

    September 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    the proportions are perfect. plus, she's just stunning. she's got a good eye for what works.

  177. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    love this!

  178. businessgypsy

    September 9, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Style is a way of life, fashion a momentary whim.

  179. margaretmarks

    September 10, 2010 at 12:09 am

    With fashion, the clothing may be beautiful and look great on you but it is always wearing you because it is a kind of dictate. There are only so many ways to make it yours and guaranteed someone else has sone something similar. With style, you own it. You stand out of the way of trend and have found that fashion 'feeling' that suits you, regardless if you're wearing something from the current season or something from 1974.

  180. Catherine

    September 10, 2010 at 12:30 am

    The style is great and more powerful than follow the trends. Great hat and lovely flare jeans.

  181. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Style is by far more important than fashion…as far as this "pretty young thing" is concerned? In the words of the late Michael Jackson, "I want to love you (PYT)!

  182. livagostino

    September 10, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Absolutely amazing!! Loving the hat….my favorite ones are by Eugenia Kim.

  183. Hayley

    September 10, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I think fashion (trends) are supposed to facilitate the expression of one's true individual style — instead, many people take fashion as a dictation of what they should be wearing. This girl is beautiful!

  184. Rodrigo Pineapple

    September 10, 2010 at 1:11 am

    maybe it's not fashion but she looks realy great so is her personal style ♥

  185. Edoardo

    September 10, 2010 at 1:15 am

    "Fashions Fade, Style Is Eternal"

    - Yves Saint Laurent

  186. Jenea

    September 10, 2010 at 1:25 am

    "style "defines more,it shows the person's attitude to life, like coco Chanel.I admire effortlessly cool style especially when there are too many "IT" girls around us

  187. Caddy

    September 10, 2010 at 1:28 am

    I admire people who don't feel pressured by trend. They're confident and they know what makes them look and feel good and they wear it regardless. In the process they stand out too!

  188. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 1:30 am

    gorgeous! style, i think, is way more important than fashion seeing as only those people with style are really able to start trends instead of following them.

  189. Olimpia Elide

    September 10, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Style makes the difference!

  190. Jenea

    September 10, 2010 at 1:37 am

    PS.Does everyone try to dress like 50s or 70s to fit
    the "nostalgia"theme:-)I want to be part of that simple innocent era too,however,
    face speaks.

  191. Liz S

    September 10, 2010 at 2:06 am

    That's great 70s style there. It was in fashion in the 70s and she wears it stylishly. It is now in fashion also but on someone else it might look silly.

    It's about using fashion from any era in a creative way that suits your personality, body shape, height, facial structure. It can also involve many other subtle aspects such as the mood you're in, the time in your life/career, partner's likes and dislikes, time you have to spend looking for clothes.

    It's also about knowing instinctively what goes with what–
    I think this is in the genes, but it can be learnt, but takes much passion and time to "get it". Some get it faster than others–some really don't care and that's ok too.

  192. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 2:09 am

    "I know what this season's trends are suppose to be and this young lady doesn't really fit into any of those forecasts and yet she really stood out from all the other pretty young things."

    Precisely why i love the sartorialist.

  193. edp

    September 10, 2010 at 2:54 am

    but everything nowadays is about fashion, not about style

  194. Only a woman

    September 10, 2010 at 3:05 am

    That´s completely truth. Style is more much important than fashion. When someone is stylish can fit everything. Love your pictures!!! King regards from Spain

  195. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Those are some seriously groovy jeans!

    There are few things sartorially sadder than a fashionable person who looks utterly lost in, or owned by, his/her ensemble. Fashion is, at its best, just a tool that can be used or adapted to express one's style. And when it's in conflict with one's style, avoiding it like the plague can create a statement of its own.

  196. Fenke

    September 10, 2010 at 3:07 am

    well i actually would say, she is pretty trendy. though not in terms of what's hanging in the stores right now, but what will be there tomorrow. i love it!

  197. Godofadvertising

    September 10, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Impeccable retro with a very nice behind.

  198. mixedtapediaries

    September 10, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Aah Bella!

  199. Yuliya (China, Shanghai)

    September 10, 2010 at 4:04 am

    I like her look very much! The jeans reminds me of hippie pants in 70-80th, but the overall impression – classy: blue jeans with white blouse. And I like the simplicity of color pallet: black, red, white and light blue. I think the style like this one can carry through years.

  200. Melinda.Robicheaux

    September 10, 2010 at 4:07 am

    The own style is always more important than fashion and the hardest thing is to combine style and fashion in an appropriate manner.

  201. Feminine Touch

    September 10, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Julia Roberts + Janice Joplin.

  202. Lars Kristian

    September 10, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Wow – the best look I have seen in a very long time!

  203. classiq

    September 10, 2010 at 4:17 am

    "Fashion fades, only style remains the same." trying to be fashionable by throwing on you items in trends is just a big mistake. you really need to wear what suits you best and try to update your outfit with a statement accessory, for example

  204. Mademoiselle_irrésolue

    September 10, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Wow, love her long legs!! The outfit is great!

  205. MfSiller

    September 10, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Fashion will never shine as style does, even the most fashionable clothes or the perfect outfit wont reflect the confidence and attitude that style gives you. I think she looks great in what she is wearing and looks so confident in it… thats what I call style.

  206. Casia

    September 10, 2010 at 4:25 am

    wow I love her glasses and that hat. I've got one in brown and it's been ages since I last took it out from my closet…maybe it's time to wear it again!!! she is so stylish!

  207. Eden

    September 10, 2010 at 4:47 am

    I ADORE her!She looks gorgeous!And about the fashion or style of course style!You have to look good in your clothes even though they are not the last trend:))

  208. dishly

    September 10, 2010 at 4:56 am

    it's so true.
    fashion doesnt suit everyone.
    style is individual :)

  209. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Fantastic bag! Although this may not fit into any of this season's trends, I don't think it's that far off some of the S/S 10 trends and her hat is helping her make that trasition to fall. She looks stylish and doesn't look like she's dressing to conform. She wants to be seen though and has clearly succeeded as this is the second blog I've seen her on. Style definitely wins. Style wins every time!

  210. Claud

    September 10, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Makes me want to ditch my skinny jeans.

  211. Iris Tinunin

    September 10, 2010 at 5:21 am

    she's absolutley beautiful!
    she's a little bit 70's but more glamourous!

  212. Ashley

    September 10, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Undeniably style triumph over fashion! Fashion is ever-changing but style emcompasses every individualistic factor – confidence, comfort, aesthetic etc.

    This woman stands out in so many ways. Simplicity is one…she doesn't feel the need to over-accessorize to overcompensate certain traits that she might be lacking; and she looks confident and completely at ease.

  213. thwany

    September 10, 2010 at 5:28 am

    she looks flawless

  214. Maria Ana

    September 10, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Definitely style. It is something your own and usually cannot be copied!

  215. Giuppy d'Aura

    September 10, 2010 at 5:32 am

    of course style is the most important matter.
    i guess that fashion without style is nothing!
    she is amazing ;)

  216. Louise

    September 10, 2010 at 5:35 am

    She looks gorgeous! Sexy, timeless. Very feminine.

  217. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Fashion without style is like pasta without parmisan…impossible! :)

  218. duckalicious

    September 10, 2010 at 6:36 am

    definitely style, no question there!

  219. Stephanie D.

    September 10, 2010 at 6:55 am

    A bautiful hippie girl! I love the handbag.

  220. C'est Superbe!

    September 10, 2010 at 6:57 am


    For me fashion is for people without their own style (which is a slightly different concept than style itself…)

    I'm pretty much anti-fashion: Why you would let someone else decide for you what looks good is beyond me…(only to be told a year later how AWFUL those leggings were! ;)
    If you didn't want to were something last year, don't wear it now because someone tells you it is in fashion.


    September 10, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Beautiful hat, big sunglasses and a magnificent derriere!

  222. Ivan

    September 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

    With style it creates the fashion and the forward ideas. So style is more important

  223. Anastasia

    September 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

    She looks absolutely divine! I love the fact that you don't get to see her shoes, and her round ass is very nice:D

    Kudos to you Mr Scott, because you always seem to capture the essence of Real Style!


  224. comida para gatos

    September 10, 2010 at 8:03 am

    love it! I'm afraid to disagree, this proves that style has got nothing to do with trends!

  225. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Well its like Coco Chanel said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

  226. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Aren't these pants in the style of the Chloe Fall 2010 pants? Except a jean version?

    And yes, style over fashion!

  227. Middleseason

    September 10, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Having own personal style is always more important than following fashion. Style is personality. Fashion, sometimes, too much often, is only business. Great shot, wonderful girl.

  228. JENZGENAU-tailoring

    September 10, 2010 at 8:37 am

    authenticity – thats it.
    the style fits perfect to her natural personality. its nothing artificial in it … love it.
    it seems that she nows a lot about herself – so her personality shines over her cloth.

  229. Yuliya (China, Shanghai)

    September 10, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I also wonder what shoes these long jeans cover… :) Any ideas?!

  230. Hawk

    September 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Keep coming back to this young lady….pants look amazing. simple but amazing

  231. Couture

    September 10, 2010 at 9:11 am

    STYLE, STYLE, STYLE over fashion any day, everyday.
    This young lady looks wonderful!

  232. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 9:37 am

    style most definitely!!
    I'm a surfer, and whenever I head back to the city for school I stick out like a sore thumb. It's really cool to be able to be unique just by wearing what you love and want to wear.

  233. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 9:44 am

    she looks great. love the color of the jeans especially. but i'd just like to know if SB had to pay you to shoot her…

  234. LeeDzung

    September 10, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Style make the difference between you with others.

    Salomon Jacket

  235. Ijeoma

    September 10, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Style all the way for me baby!

  236. Kristin

    September 10, 2010 at 10:11 am

    style every time.

  237. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I love it, this is wonderful!

  238. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Totally Morgan from Shopbop. Here is an old vid of her.

  239. Zac

    September 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

    No to deviate from the party line, but there's no such thing as personal style. With the rare exception of people who make their own clothing, everything everyone wears is influenced in some way by the people around them and the clothes that designers choose to create. Fashion is inevitable. Certain people may be more inventive than others in selecting clothing that looks unique, but no one can escape the tastes and preferences of the period. If Morgan was wearing a ridiculous ruffled pirate shirt, running shorts, one pump and one sneaker, and had a cone on her head for a hat, no one in this comments section would praise her distinctive personal style, despite the fact that the outfit was unique. (Though, if anyone could pull it off…) Style and fashion must work fluidly together – and that is what's happening here. It's not one or the other.

  240. welcome to my jungle

    September 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

    i looooooooove the look!

  241. ck

    September 10, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Style is always more important – anyone can do "fashion" (mannequins are proof of that) However, another discourse emerges: is this style? She carries it well but she's basically channeling both Annie Hall AND my mom in the 70's. So yes, she's got style, but is it original? Is there original style these days or is everthing derivative (Vuitton's Mad Men, 1950's hommage – aka AW10 collection comes to mind). If there is nothing truly NEW, then aren't we all just stylish at wearing costumes? I'm craving the shock of something truly NEW like when I first saw punk, or grunge, or even the 80's. Don't get me wrong, I've totally bought into fall's "new new" look, but was able to do it all via vintage stores. So yes, style trumps fashion, but original style is what is really refreshing and becoming extinct. And now… i need a fahion nap!

  242. Chia May

    September 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

    simple and gorgeous… <3

  243. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Well the UK fashion press has been reporting a return to 70s styling for quite a few months now. This is pretty much on-trend, just a little early!

  244. Álvaro

    September 10, 2010 at 11:00 am

    i think style is more important, but in someway fashion is inside of the style, there are a feedback between them.

  245. mary

    September 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Katy's comment below is perfect. ("fashion changes daily; style is forever")

  246. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I am not sure this picture is a fashion/style question. Her fashion seems right out of the Haight/Ashberry era,so not new, and yes, she is a beautiful, fit woman. I think it is all about attidtude again, just like when you had the old photo's from the '40s up. You can wear almost anything with the right attitude.

  247. The Nyanzi Report

    September 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Style style style.
    Once you find your 'thing', stick to it and work it.

  248. jd

    September 10, 2010 at 11:15 am

    fashion is what you are offered,
    style is what you choose.

  249. Allen - East Hampton

    September 10, 2010 at 11:24 am

    She certainly does stand out. Good for her.

  250. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

    of course she looks good…she's way ahead of us. isn't this so ss11?

  251. Cazzo

    September 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Sorry but I'm gonna have to disagree with you on that, 70's fashion is hot this season. :D

  252. esdelope

    September 10, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Always in style: marching to the beat of your own drum.


  253. jennifermmupton

    September 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Fashion is fun, but style endures. Fashion looks silly and canned without a strong sense of style. I love mixing in current pieces with my own look to come up with a current look that still fits my signature style. But it is the few people in this world with individual style that does not follow trends and do whatever they want that become the muses that move fashion forward…and we love them for that!

  254. Philip Knijff

    September 10, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I would say: style yes, fashion no.

    Second: dress simple and elegant.

  255. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I agree so much…

  256. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Style, style, style wins over fashion always! …..and her butt looks fantastic!

  257. Simply Style by veronika

    September 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    what a lovely reminder – you are so, so right! It is always about syle, what suits you, and what inspires you …trends seem to change daily. xx veronika

  258. lauryn

    September 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I have to say, I do love it when loose blouses are tucked in. I love the color in her jeans too…

  259. Simply Style by veronika

    September 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    what a lovely reminder – you are so, so right! It is always about syle, what suits you, and what inspires you …trends seem to change daily. xx veronika

  260. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I wonder what her happy hour drink of choice is? Beer, wine, or cocktail?

  261. ANNA

    September 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    wow! she looks amazing!
    style ,for sure!

    xx Anna

  262. The Covetist

    September 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    dude. you rule. seriously.
    i love what you have to say here. this is exactly the kind of things that i think about.


  263. Best of Beehive

    September 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I think fashion. I don't like the boho look. Besides, if you put a woman wearing a nice cocktail dress in the middle of a Jam Band festival, she'd stick out too.

  264. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I like this look, it is stylish. She stands out, but I don't know that I'd like to see this next season, which means… it isn't exactly timeless.

  265. JoeyAna

    September 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I agree she is dressed well! In my opinion one doesn't have to necessarily follow the trends to have style. A person can be just as fashionable creating their own personal unique style. But I am a sucker for trends according to seasons!

  266. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Annie Hall.

  267. I V E S T I T I !

    September 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Style everytime.

  268. Mademoiselle Marie

    September 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    the has a true style, she is amazing !!


  269. Kris

    September 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    This is exactly what I think of fashion vs. style.

  270. mabelmabel

    September 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Fashion is work, style is play?

    Which would you prefer?

  271. Lauren Clemons

    September 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Style is the mother of Fashion as it births trends.

  272. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Fashion can be purchased… true style cannot! :)

  273. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    she is beautiful! agree that style's more important than fashion!!


  274. MARIA H

    September 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    fashion vs style
    perhaps that is the difference between being a consumer and being a creative.

    I personally love style, but it is definitely something more difficult to achieve, style it is not merely buying and wearing whatever is fashionable.

  275. Angie

    September 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    She's soo simple and so chic at the same time..Love her bag and her hat..)))




  276. isabelle

    September 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    YES! inspired me to… MONSTYLE @

  277. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I'll always choose style over current trends. The whole Bohemian, Carly Simon/ Stevie Nicks thing in this picture is all over the place in Portland right now. It's getting hard to leave the house without complementing a lady on her floppy hat or witch dress and I'm loving it.

  278. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I applaud you for making this distinction. I believe whole-heartedly that a woman or man's style comes directly from them- not from the trends on the runways or magazines. Even though her look could be seen as "so last season" she still looks amazing and probably feels amazing as well.
    I don't think that clothing ever goes out of style.

  279. Anoellé Isa

    September 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Love the pants!!

  280. Joanna Roman

    September 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Oh yeah! You are right… Nothing in her look is about the "up-to date" fashion profets ;))
    however, she just look great, because she just match within all in her look (outfit, hair, figure, etc)
    Pure 70ties :) maybe that's the way her mother used to dress???

    The thing is that u can't usually wear things well when u remember yourself in them from the past

  281. Danielle

    September 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Wow! She looks amazing! That hat is fab! :)

  282. Marie

    September 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    So Annie Hall. Love the look.

  283. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Alice from yesterday's post certainly makes a nod to Annie Hall as well…

  284. The Coastal Chicster

    September 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    i love this look. it's timeless, and it works so perfectly for her!


    September 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Fashion is about your style, that's for sure!ciao Daniela

  286. choppie

    September 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Style is what you create for yourself, Fashion is created by others but could eventually inspire someone's style as well.
    To have style, you really have to know yourself and have confidence, which this lovely lady has.

  287. softgrey

    September 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    seriously…this is totally on trend..
    what are you talking about scott?…

  288. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    It's like Sarah Jessica Parker and Annie Hall got together and had a kid…

  289. Jin

    September 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Agree! Attitude is more important than the cloths and leather!

  290. LIZPR

    September 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Love this – the updated 70s look. And style is WAY more important than fashion. You can buy fashion; you can't buy style.

    I'd also KILL for her long legs and ass – !!!

  291. brit

    September 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Unique personal style always trumps any sort of set fashion code. i always prefer the odd mish-mash over the overly formulaic!

  292. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    STYLE!!! :O i don't care about fashion, it just feel like you dresses like all the other girls nthen. I go for style and comtfortable chlotes :D yes man!!

  293. Sylvia E.

    September 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Go figure both of my go-to style blogs would post the same girl! It just shows how dressing to a T can catch the eye of many.

  294. Lauren

    September 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm


  295. theheadcrusher

    September 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I know no one wiill read this because it's buried under 284+ comments, but this is silly. this young woman is exactly on trend for the season and "insiders" like the sartorialist most assuredly know that. She perfectly fits the ever pervasive mood boards populating fashion blogs: wide legs, seventies silhouettes, heels, bleached out denim, big floppy hat, expensive-ish possibly high street blouse and sunnies, high maintenence "low maintenence" hair and impractical vintage-ish clutch handbag. Puh-lease.

  296. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Fashion+style= great look
    only style…great look too
    only fashion…a look

    …so it's style ;)

    Julia Barcelona

  297. Martin

    September 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    She really does stand out from all the other pretty young things. She's almost … a person!

  298. 十十f十

    September 11, 2010 at 2:03 am

    do you have shots of what shoes she's wearing?

  299. Lindalou

    September 11, 2010 at 2:37 am

    I haven't seen anyone in jeans this colour since 1984. She looks great but please let's not bring this colour back as mainstream. You need the perfect figure to carry this off.

  300. EΦ

    September 11, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Style is the most important thing. Fashion gives you the trend but if you don't mix it with your personal style it can be a complete failure! Coco Chanel, the absolute style icon of all times, said that "if you want to be in fashion you should be demode'"! This picture proves Coco Chanel's words in a perfect way!

  301. Maria

    September 11, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Everything in this outfit screams 'expensive'. It's no challenge if you can affort every catwalk piece, if you pull it off well (not like a fashion victim) you will always look trendy.

    Style has nothing to do with fashion, or even with clothing. Style is a personal flair, an 'attitude'. Real style is translated through every aspect of a person's life. What I love about your blog Scott, is your eye. You can find personal style in every corner of a city.

    Although this lady is beautiful and fierce, I can't see what's so stylish in her outfit. She has a beautiful body and she is good in combining. But that's not style to me.

  302. Noumia's papers

    September 11, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Love her jean 70's. That is cool, Love it !


  303. Suze

    September 11, 2010 at 5:21 am

    she looks so 60's! i love it! to me, personal style is more important than fashion. fashion changes so quickly. you'll be the same person for years!

  304. KC

    September 11, 2010 at 6:24 am

    for me it's always style. one can learn fashion but not style. more girls should wear hats really.

  305. The Fall

    September 11, 2010 at 6:41 am

    style is so much more important, i agree she looks fantastic! those trousers fit perfectly!

  306. Kate

    September 11, 2010 at 8:33 am

  307. Johanna

    September 11, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Knockout look. The hat makes it.

  308. jeux de mode

    September 11, 2010 at 9:03 am

    you're work is great!


  309. Merike

    September 11, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I guess it is more difficult to be stylish without resembling the style currently in fashion, because the clothes in stores seek to represent the current trends. So being stylish in a deviating way needs more work and time.
    In the end this depends more on the capitalism and consumerism (supply-demand) but I would love to see more designers designing and more shops offering more diverse assortment of garments regarding different styles.

  310. daniela

    September 11, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Trendy or not sure beats that look where women are made up to the 9's with matching everything..dripping with jewellery and lipstick..and fixed looks on their faces..A lot of us looked like that in the 70's minus the finishing touches like the Hat and Bag..which give it 'style'. LOVE IT !

  311. Anonymous

    September 11, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Fashion can be boring and maniériste. Style, never.

  312. Laura Harris

    September 11, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Of course she stood out! She was time-freeze in a capsule from 1970s. Just..perfect. Love every bits of it.

  313. Anonymous

    September 11, 2010 at 11:35 am

    She looks amazing! Love the accesories.

  314. Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    September 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I guess both is important. Fashion can be inspiring and style is what you make of fashion to be unique. Not neccessary the latest trend, but what makes you feel great, suits you really well and what simply makes you you:)

  315. Anonymous

    September 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    She looks like Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City! Totally Carrie!

  316. - GraceCarolina

    September 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Style is by far, more important. That is why we have always looked up to style icons, not because they are dressed according to the latest trends, but because they work what they wear. I could be wearing head-to-toe trendy items, but if they don't suit me, I would be drowning in my outfit.

  317. Anonymous

    September 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I see a tiny peek of a stiletto under her left pant leg. True '70s style would have called for platform shoes. I know–I was wearing them in the '70s.
    Which brings up the question: If you wore the trend the first time around, can you do it when it comes back? Or will you just look ridiculous?
    About 10 years ago, the women of the Brussels tango scene wore these wide pants over the stiletto tango shoes. However, the fabric tended to be not too stiff, so that it would shwoosh when they moved. Very lovely. I never saw those pants outside a tango soiree at that time.

  318. Anonymous

    September 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I'm not sure what this season's trends are supposed to be.

    I think she's very stylish, but also that she is interpreting some trends in her own way. For example, the high-waisted, wide-legged silhouette reminds me of Celine spring 2010, and the oversized clutch also seems popular lately. Same goes for the hat & sunglasses.

    I think you can be doing your own thing *and* tap into some of the key ideas of the moment.

  319. Guinevere's Longing Heart

    September 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Beautifully stated by both the writer and the women on the street. There is only one you and only you can define your style. Fashion is an external concept.

    Thanks for the reminder.


  320. Barron

    September 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Personal interpretations of fashion-y trends into your personal style is really what we should strive for. Ignoring "the now" risks looking dated, while forgetting personal style makes one look silly. After dissecting her outfit we can see that she works the menswear look trouser-fit pants in denim and a wool hat and does something sort of minimalist with the blouse and bag. It is a really fantastic look at her own style through the eyes of this season.

  321. Annelie

    September 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I adore this look!!!

  322. Anonymous

    September 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    That photo could have been taken in 1978 and look almost identical. It's awesome, old school NYC.

  323. Muhai

    September 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Fashion is just a collective agreement of style. Anyone's style could be the next "fashion".

  324. Lauren "Lo" Scruggs

    September 11, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I shot her as well the other day:) Amazing style!

  325. Ian

    September 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    An image that makes me nostalgic for the 70's. She looks much like the girls I went to High School with.

  326. nyc lu

    September 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    i know what you mean. i think the very "fashionable" ones end up all looking the same, its a little disconcerting and unimpressive. someone who can do their own thing and feel confident is much more eye catching.


  327. Anonymous

    September 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    It looks like she put on a costume. I don't consider that having good personal style.

  328. stuff sonia love

    September 11, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    totally agree nothing better than your own style!

  329. Laurita P

    September 12, 2010 at 1:42 am

    her butt is amazing in those pants! great look.


  330. Anonymous

    September 12, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Neither fashion or style is paramount. Fashion, to be sociably accepted is being replaced by the notion of style – permutations of fashion in itself. The derivatives of styles by so many innumerable young women is self evident.

    What's more attractive than anything is a person's mannerisms, attitude and the creation of a good conversation. I mean what young ingénue today can't be influenced by trends or fashion magazines? People should accept that as nature evolves and adapts, so does the nature of society whereby people can become fashionable or stylistic. I think it's a serious falsehood that each person who wears something new or alternative is automatically considered in either categories.

  331. Anonymous

    September 12, 2010 at 3:24 am

    But she's following the trend!!!!! So Chloè ad. There is the same hat even in Zara (in Europe)!!! And the flare jeans either!!

  332. Jack Daniel

    September 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Fuck fashion. It's all about style.

  333. Viola

    September 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm


  334. Nini

    September 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I just got an email from shopbop for their trends lookbook: "70's Sophisticated"

    To my eye, the styling is very chloe (minus the camel color scheme)…which is about as on trend as possible for this season. However, I would say that she has the style and finesse to pull it off almost casually rather than the usual 'this is one of the trendiest looks right now that I am frantically trying to emulate'

  335. Brian

    September 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Style of course! the designers and artists create pieces and looks for the bourgeois who don't know better.
    Express yourself in a unique way not from a catalog.

  336. Morgan

    September 12, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    This same girl ended up on the Lucky Magazine site too:

  337. prettylittlevintage

    September 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

  338. BH

    September 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Style is more important than fashion. It is more important to express who you are than trying to wear something just because it is fashionable.

  339. Nadia

    September 13, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I think the idea of fashion versus style is a really interesting one… and something that's hard to pin down, as I think 'style' can be elusive and hard to define… but i must say, when I went to Lincoln Centre to check out the new digs for fashion week I got a little bored of all the 'fashionable' people waiting to be photographed. It's great to see an interesting photo of someone classic and stylish, as always.

  340. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Who was it that said "Fashion fades but style is eternal"? Must have known what they were talking about! ;)

  341. Kimberellie

    September 13, 2010 at 2:12 am

    I love this. There is no way I could afford even one item from the runway…but I love the shows. And I love fashion. So it is so great to hear someone like you talk about personal style in such an affirming way!

    It's nice to know that even people who can afford to wear "the" clothes and who spend time around the people who do, feel this way: that style isn't about ordering the it bag every season.

    so thanks. you just made my day.

    heart: Miss Furnellie

    ps. my word verification word is "gloated" which I think is appropriate. Because that is sort of how I feel, like gloating because I needn't be wearing Chanel to be beautiful. Of course I already knew that…but again, it's so nice to know that someone who sees beautiful well dressed women every day knows that…but isn't that what your blog is all about anyway? You're awesome.

  342. Diamond Virgin

    September 13, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Well this picture could easily been taken over 25 years ago. It's timeless – her elegance and allure create her own fashion statement.


  343. Christian

    September 13, 2010 at 7:00 am

    She will be fashion because of you!


  344. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Style is looking as if you haven`t tried too hard. Thats it – she`s got it!

  345. haute.teapot

    September 13, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Style, as you hinted. Your photographs are beautiful because they are of real people. I like that you capture just simply the world around you.

  346. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I want to marry her. Reminds of the Annie Hall look of the seventies

  347. shitjennylikes

    September 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    She looks awesome.

  348. aimie

    September 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    STYLE By far… how can you be yourself if you want to look like everyone else


  349. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Yup that is Morgan the Shopbop Style director

  350. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 9:29 am

    jodie foster in taxi driver! (maybe somebody already said it and i don't begrudge sart his success but i can't get through 300 comments! I remember at the beginning when we people were discussing whether or not you should put a pocket square in your suit jacket and your over coat or move it from your over coat to your suit jacket when you take off your coat. then there might be ten comments. Go Sart! love the blog.)

  351. Condemor

    September 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Fashion changes and is a matter of money.

    Style is style, no mtter the money you have.

    This gal has real style.

  352. sulu-design

    September 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

    One or the other might be more "interesting," but neither fashion nor style are "important."

  353. Shaniqua

    September 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    EFFORTLESS, love love love her style!!!!

  354. sisters in black frocks

    September 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    so true

  355. tirade

    September 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Looks like it's going back to the 1970s for S/S 2011 then?

  356. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Style > fashion. Style is personal, timeless, and striking. Fashion is conforming, and not always good-looking. If this woman isn't proof to you, you'll never be convinced!


  357. Alexandra Warren

    September 15, 2010 at 12:19 am

  358. Anonymous

    September 15, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Sart, she is beautiful, her clothes are gorgeous, but this is 'fashionable'. An mass array of felt hats has been selling in Australian Sportsgirl this season, Sea of Shoes blogger, Jane Aldridge, is in love with them; blouses have been the huge everywhere, from American Apparel to Garance's blog and that cut of trousers were forecasted by Australia's Harper's Bazzar to be huge just last season and in their last magazing they touted the envelope clutches as the new must-have(september 2010, p. 80).

    Style is beautiful, but I simply think it's a matter of tweaking 'trends' so that they suit you and are original. That is what makes a stand out.

  359. Cassie1990

    September 15, 2010 at 10:46 am

    After reading alot of the comments left, ive cam up with the conclusion that style comes from fashion, style is when you can take fragments of whats in fashion and make it your, when you can take something that was in style tears ago and still make it your. in my opinion i believe style is not following the trend and even though this lady looks abit 70's like she has took that 70's look and made it her own, nobody can claim a certain look. its all about when you do it. I THINK STYLE IS ACTUALLY WORKING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION TO TODAYS FASHION. if that makes sense. x

  360. Nina

    September 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I think this works because she's really attractive and has a great slim body – pretty much everything works when you have those two things going for you. Great photo- gorgeous girl – nice outfit.

  361. rrose

    September 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    LOve this picture, this image was an emotional one for me as she is wearing my own label, 18th Amendment Jeans which is sadly (at present) no longer. I feel very proud though as she looks incredible chic.

  362. Monia

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Style is far more important than fashion.

    Fashion is what other people say is in at the moment. I do like some of those commercial fashion items, and I pick the one´s out that fit me, and not try to force myself into them. But often we have seen the items already in the past.

    In the end style is something unique one has. I will always pick me over something that someone else decides should be worn.

  363. Kathleen

    September 16, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    She is eclectic to the MAX. This is how its done folks!
    What a great selection of pieces. The hat, sunglasses, and 70's clutch are just what she needed to bring it all together.
    She could be Veruschka standing on the street, hailing a cab some thirty years ago.

  364. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    please, this outfit has everything to do with fashion…

  365. Gabi

    September 17, 2010 at 3:34 am

    In the words of Coco Chanel:
    "Fashion changes, style remains". I think Ms Chanel certainly knew what she was talking about when it came to clothing, so I'm sure that answers your question.

  366. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Dear Sartorialist,

    I completely understand your point of view, but this lady i'm sure she knows what she's doing and she's wearing one of the trends for this season… 70's style…the beautiful and some not-so women from that decade are back… see NY fashion week… so she maybe can has her own style but she knows it.I think this way: every women who dress up with sort of some different style and got some attention for that know what shes doing and know what is happen for that. here in Brazil women dress up like what vogue teaches you some ridiculous combination and it goes to stores and people have no style and when others dress up as what they believe is pretty for them, comfortable, wearable, or it come up with something from since they exist what they love to wear and i believe they don't follow or don't know what fashion forecasts mean.

  367. Susan

    September 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I think style is what most people have. Style is usually what is in trend right now but fashion is something rare and unique. So i definitely say fashion is more important.

  368. S.L.

    September 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I am entranced by the color of her jeans. They seem to be an unusual sea-foam green tinted blue. This is effortless chic. As far as photography is concerned, the bright yellow of the taxis in the background only makes the shot that much better. Just bought your book! I am so inspired. Thank you!

  369. MuseElle

    October 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Yes I have to agree that I love seeing people who wear fashion and not let fashion wear them. I think you wear what fits your character and style. Not the other way around…I adore her outfit.

  370. dwen

    January 2, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I love that she's representing Australian fashion industry by sporting 18th Amendment jeans.

  371. moonoversun

    February 11, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Now what she was wearing is fashion!

  372. Anonymous

    July 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Im reading through all your posts in reverse chronological order and im thinking the exact same thing.. Style or fashion ? I know style's the answer but Im very easily distracted by fashion, i must admit. so my challenge is to keep a style while being fashionable…i guess?

  373. vaness

    December 13, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Loving the outfit and especially the jeans they are perfect

  374. Naomi

    October 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    She looks amazing, a true style of one’s own

  375. wannabe

    February 10, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    someone once said: you can BUY FASHION but you must HAVE STYLE

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