Wednesday, August 15, 2007

On the Street…..Pale Beauty, Stockholm


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  1. Ida

    August 15, 2007 at 9:03 am

    I like her cute pixie haircut and the way she styled it. That haircut suits her face :)

  2. whyioughtta

    August 15, 2007 at 9:08 am

    I’ll never ceased to be amazed by the perfection of the Swedish gene pool.

  3. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:12 am

    She is so beautiful, a Nordic angel, and I love her makeup, hair and necklace. However I don’t think that is a very flattering waistline for her. Nonetheless, she is beautiful.

  4. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:18 am

    oh these scandinavians. absolutely gorgeous

  5. Suz

    August 15, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Lovely. And the brogues are perfect. (With dainty heels she’d be saccharine.)

  6. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:25 am

    beautiful person, beautiful dress and beautiful photography.

  7. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:26 am


  8. Sophie

    August 15, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Ethereal shot. Modern hair and girly dress combo with sweet necklace on beautiful girl. Then those contrasting Oxfords! Sometimes find NY too flawless, Paris too arch, London too ‘cool’. Stockholm’s dancing to its own drummer- style not fashion: love it.

  9. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:29 am

    whaw. with a face like that your shoes and dress definitely don’t have to match. youth and symmetry are themselves style.

  10. philip nod

    August 15, 2007 at 9:37 am

    good morning stockholmmmmm!

  11. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:40 am

    She is unimaginably gorgeous. I want her haircut.

  12. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:41 am

    She is unimaginably gorgeous. I want her haircut.

  13. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Do ya think she’s swedish?

  14. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:50 am

    Isn’t that the Pixie girl from last time you were in stockholm?

  15. sophie

    August 15, 2007 at 9:51 am

    It’s Vendela again! You captured her during your last trip to Stockholm as well. She’s adorable, and has a great sense of style, though I’m not too fond of the dress she’s wearing here.

  16. Frowner

    August 15, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Of course, now I long to move to Stockholm–simple-yet-gorgeous clothes and a national health care system! Although I’m still having trouble adjusting to some of these mid-eighties looks–I associate them with my mother and what she was wearing essentially from about 1984-1994 (and although she is a talented woman she’s never been interested in fashion), also with certain unhappy junior high school graduation memories of my own. Some of these clothes look frumpy to me–or rather, to me they read as “frumpy for ironic reasons”. (I did go through an “early eighties suits” phase myself back around 1999, with that goal in mind.) It’s really helped me to realize how people who care about how they look can end up looking out-of-date in a bad as opposed to a classic way–I could easily see myself staying with looks I’ve liked over the past eight or nine years merely because it’s hard for my eye to adjust to anything else. So, onward now to high-waisted pants!

  17. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 10:16 am


  18. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 10:19 am


  19. noir

    August 15, 2007 at 10:20 am

    I LOVE her hair…

  20. noir

    August 15, 2007 at 10:22 am

    I take that back…I love EVERYTHING about the subject

  21. valentine

    August 15, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Awesome haircut.

  22. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 10:29 am

    A cute girl-who has not over dressed herself,which is a very good act. She looks natural and comfy of herself and I appreciate that.Well done.

  23. materfamilias

    August 15, 2007 at 10:32 am

    I’m loving these Stockholm shots — such a clean and classic look, occasionally leavened with just the right amount of quirkiness, as in the vintage-cardiganed cyclist below or the rolled full black pants of the young woman below that. Fit is noticeably impeccable in all these shots also.

  24. Candid Cool

    August 15, 2007 at 10:37 am

    stunning. reminds me of charlize theron

  25. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 10:39 am

    How did that woman make that plain dress look so great? I like that she’s wearing mens-style shoes.

  26. Carolina Lange

    August 15, 2007 at 10:41 am

    So beautiful, so sweet!

  27. lulamae

    August 15, 2007 at 10:44 am


  28. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 10:55 am

    She’s beautiful! Looks like an angel.

  29. cigalechanta

    August 15, 2007 at 10:58 am

    I love the subdued print of her dress, and she’s a real beauty.

  30. Vendredi 13

    August 15, 2007 at 10:58 am

    Love it ! This dress is just perfect. Love the way she tones down the cuteness of the dress with more masculine shoes…

  31. Orchid & Wasp

    August 15, 2007 at 10:59 am

    I love the way she’s paired the shoes with the dress… the effect is innocent and sophisticated at the same time.

    So far, I’m finding the Stockholm men’s style a bit precious, while the women’s looks seem more self-possessed, relaxed, and, well… stylish.

  32. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:05 am

    this girl is freaking gorgeous!

  33. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:07 am

    The dark eyes and black and white shoes are a perfect balance for the light-washed dress and pale skin. She’s gorgeous. I think I remember always wanting to look like this, but then I got to old to care…

  34. V*Kstro

    August 15, 2007 at 11:17 am

    LOVE IT! LOVE IT! If she had worn any other type of shoe it would be a whole different look. Hair & make-up are just perfect!

  35. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:22 am


    Simple but stunning.

  36. annibal

    August 15, 2007 at 11:26 am

    Oh, what a lovely hair style!

  37. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:31 am

    This is such a stunning photograph.

  38. Lollie Lane

    August 15, 2007 at 11:34 am

    She’s awesome.

  39. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:35 am

    she’s an angel! I believe in god

  40. bobbymalone

    August 15, 2007 at 11:37 am

    those shoes are beautiful!

  41. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:38 am

    she sure is gorgeous.

  42. Asian Models Blogger

    August 15, 2007 at 11:40 am

    Awesome raccoon eyes on her. I think it works really well on her because of her pale complexion and blond hair.

  43. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:43 am

    she’s very beautiful. i love the hair and the dress.

    btw, did you notice you made the frontpage of one of the newspapers in sweden? funny.

  44. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:45 am

    I LOVE this! I wish I was her.

  45. Ballerina K

    August 15, 2007 at 11:47 am

    she’s gorgeous!

  46. VertigoVirgo

    August 15, 2007 at 11:51 am

    She’s very pretty, with an effortless abandon. Nice photo, you’re talented. :)

  47. iopine

    August 15, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    The lighting!


  48. Sarah

    August 15, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Oh my, she is gorgeous!!!

  49. daniqueconijn

    August 15, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    an ice princess in the sun

  50. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 12:20 pm she a model?i love her hair and eye make up…very cool!

  51. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    She is so cute I get goose pumps!
    Sweet dress and femme fatale eyes with vintage shoes. Success!

  52. Sophia

    August 15, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    The shoes are too heavy for the lightness of the dress. The necklace is too long (extending beyond the waist) and the style is too modular for such an airy summer frock. The dress is a lovely shade of blue for her complexion however the waist is too high and creates a box out of her torso. Her heavy eyeliner is a nice contrast with the dress and makes more of a statement than if she had gone with something more subtle. her hair goes along with her eye liner, it’s a little punk rock meets country bumpkin.

  53. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    wow. flawless.


    August 15, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    devil’s haircut?

  55. mouse

    August 15, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    The beauty of the physical is greater than that of the fashion.

    But I wish it were the other way around, since I come to view this site as a fashion blog.

    (although from others’ comments {mostly by men}, they don’t seem to mind. i’m not sure that’s a good thing.)

    come on, sart, you’re better than this.

  56. The haircuts résumé

    August 15, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    sexie pixie style

  57. CityGal

    August 15, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Oh wow! She’s absolutely gorgeous. Love the smoky eyes and short blonde hair. Killer combination, especially on a face that pretty :)

  58. WendyB

    August 15, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Very pretty.

  59. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful gal, frumpy dress. Did she borrow it from her granny?

  60. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    that same pixie looking girl you shot in may! love how she played up her eyes…

  61. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 12:58 pm


  62. Amy

    August 15, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    besides the fact that she’s luminescently gorgeous…the shoes are perfect, and so is the necklace.

  63. Patricia

    August 15, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Although she has a hip haircut and the color of the dress complements her complexion, the dress is a bit dowdy.

  64. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    When can we see a dark beauty? But she’s lovely all the same.

  65. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    She is so beautiful, reminds me of Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby.

  66. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    This is the same Gwyneth Paltrow/Christy Turlington look-alike you shot at another time. I thought most of your subjects are shot randomly, chosen as you see them on the street.

  67. Kelly

    August 15, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    The lighting of this shot particularly suits her beauty, I think. So lovely! It’s interesting, too that she chose such heavy eye makeup with such an otherwise light look. Adds a great edginess, I think

  68. Alice Olive

    August 15, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    How beautiful. Who cares what she’s wearing when her face is so striking? Love, love her hair.

    Is Stockholm full of other-worldly beauty and style or what?!

  69. Al

    August 15, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    i fall in love everyday. she is seriously beautiful. great photograph.

  70. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    could her hair be any more awe-inspiring?

  71. top Chic.

    August 15, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    You have already shown her once however in another style at another style. She Swedish model, Vendela!

  72. rae

    August 15, 2007 at 2:33 pm


  73. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Great picture. Love the shoes!

  74. Jack Daniel

    August 15, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Scott, this is your best work to date.
    Amazing found. I would have asked her to marry me, right away. Thank GOD I’m single. But unfortunately I’m not in Stockholm right now…

    Keep ‘m coming, Sartorialist.

  75. Nadine

    August 15, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    Such a beautiful girl. Her hair and makeup are fantastic and combine really well with the rest of her look.

  76. platinum blonde

    August 15, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    simply stunning!!!

  77. Craig

    August 15, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    get thee to the catwalk!

  78. MacGuffin

    August 15, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Love her hair. She’s simply radiant with beauty.

  79. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    wow shes so beautiful it’s painful. why can’t I be like her? (crying desperatly)

  80. Amanda

    August 15, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Wow! She looks like Agyness Deyn to me, but with a little more feminine touch.

  81. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    to anon 1:14 who asked, “when can we see a dark beauty…”

    look two posts down!

    both gorgeous.

  82. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Gorgeous and PERFECT. True fashion with a dapple of trend.

  83. miss P.

    August 15, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    She looks so cool and graceful, great pics!

  84. Vendela

    August 15, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    On the street just leaving the fashionshows. Thats why the makeup and hair is great.

  85. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    Oh yeah, you betcha she’s Swedish!

  86. citizen

    August 15, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Wow. Just, wow.

    I wonder what she’d look like without all that eye makeup, though.

    I love the hair.
    Nice catch, Sart.

  87. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    is this the same girl, but without makeup?? :

    what is it with the swedes? beautiful clothes, flawless skin, perfect hair, and infectious music. i want to live in stockholm. thanks sart!

  88. Svenska

    August 15, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Makes me proud to be Swedish in heritage as well as want to learn the language. Beautiful.

  89. tanya

    August 15, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    isn’t she the girl you photographed last june, and said it’s the kind of image you bring to the salon and ask for the haircut? i’m getting antsy for a new look….

  90. H

    August 15, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

  91. jackie ♥

    August 15, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    wow she looks gorgeous

  92. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Yep! I’m speechless.

    – desertwind

  93. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    It’s sort of Bonnie & Clyde – The Depression, isn’t it?

    Faded summer dress; plastic necklace from the five & dime; men’s spats grabbed on the run.

    She’s very good looking, of course, but not all models have such successful instinct for a personal “look”.

    – desertwind

  94. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    PPS — Just realized the smoky eyes may be a happy accident. Was she modeling at the show, Sart?

    – desertwind

  95. Zoe

    August 15, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    very similar to the style of Prada’s latest resort collection

  96. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    she’s beautiful, and the outfit totally works on her. head to toe. and i especially love her eye makeup and brogues. – minette

  97. hyacoda

    August 15, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    the smoky eye make up and shoes match! Ta da!

  98. Anonymous

    August 15, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    i think my heart just stopped looking at her.

    she is gorgeously beautiful without seemingly trying too hard. from the vintage dress to the mismatching oxfords and the kohl rimmed eyes – she’s a walking contradiction and everything screams style, not blind fashion.

    definitely an inspiration!


  99. Blaise

    August 16, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Wow, she’s picture perfect.. It has that art “feel”

  100. Blaise

    August 16, 2007 at 12:14 am

    And that’s a really nice and nicely-styled hair..

  101. Soleil Noir

    August 16, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Cool hair and makeup (kind of Flock of Seagulls-ish…but girly!). The clothes are rather dowdy in comparison though.

  102. Anonymous

    August 16, 2007 at 4:07 am

    now I realize why I am so proud of Swededen.

  103. Elin

    August 16, 2007 at 4:59 am

    she’s so cute, and i love her hair!

  104. Lola is Beauty

    August 16, 2007 at 8:52 am

    I had to comment as well* because I realised I kept coming back to look at this shot…everything about it and her is perfect.

  105. Sarah

    August 16, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Shes a model.. just found her on Aftonbladet getting her makeup done. ;-)

  106. Anonymous

    August 16, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    I can not believe how many comments this post has garnered. Sure, she is very beautiful, but her style is completely uninteresting. I actually think her outfit is downright dowdy. It is a nice picture, but people with model good looks photograph well regardless of what they are wearing. I am very disappointed to see this on a blog about style.

  107. Anonymous

    August 16, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Her’s an article about the girl (Ida) modelling

  108. barbara

    August 16, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    perfect! wish we saw more stuff like that on the streets here!

  109. Anonymous

    August 16, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Yeah, that is Vendela. Gorgeous and a model. Love her!

  110. Anonymous

    August 16, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    she looks like charlize theron

  111. Annika

    August 16, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    I could marry that girl. She is absolutely amazing in every way.

  112. Émilie Leduc

    August 16, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    she is a piece of gold

  113. jomama

    August 16, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    i wish i had the face to pull off a haircut like that. amazing.

  114. Anonymous

    August 17, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    “The shoes are too heavy for the lightness of the dress. The necklace is too long (extending beyond the waist) and the style is too modular for such an airy summer frock.”

    I think that’s the point. Sure, she could be more “feminine” and “beautiful” and wear dainty heels and a little gold chain, but then she’d only be using her beauty for evil and not for sartorial gain.

  115. Dandy Horse

    August 17, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    everything look so simple, that is the perfection, the beauty and the style.
    Great picture!

  116. medii

    August 18, 2007 at 7:36 am

    I tought you where supposed too take pictures of regular people, it’s not fair she looks like a model :)

  117. Anonymous

    August 18, 2007 at 11:59 am

    She should be a model if she isn’t one already. I would pay for a magazine with her in it.

  118. JYKW

    August 19, 2007 at 12:56 am

    she is so pretty!
    and i like her dress!

  119. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 5:21 am

    I saw Vendela W in a studio some weeks ago. She’s amaizing in front of the camera, such a playfulnes!
    You can book her at

    want’s to see more of her

  120. Anonymous

    August 19, 2007 at 7:03 am

    she loooks great! I loove swedish girls. :)

  121. Johanna

    August 19, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    I’ve never been so distracted by a woman’s face that I couldn’t bring myself to comment on her clothes. To be honest, I don’t even remember if she was *wearing* clothes.

    Truly, one of the most beautiful women – and eye makeup jobs – I’ve ever seen.

  122. emma L

    August 20, 2007 at 8:14 am

    She’s like the more feminine version of that rockabilly guy ( you shot in Sweden earlier this summer.

  123. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    the close up of her looks great. she looks like part of a beauty spread, thou she is not delibertly posing at the moment, she doesnt look put on at all!

  124. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    stunning dress
    stunning girll
    its amazzing

  125. nolifebeforecoffee

    August 21, 2007 at 5:50 am

    she’s the perfect nordic beauty. looks like the front singer of “the cardigans”. wow. I’m definitely in love with her.

  126. Anonymous

    August 21, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    Didn’t anyone notice Vendela’s own posting above? Why are we writing in if no one’s reading anyone?

  127. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 5:38 am

    I have read Vendela’s message above. So after all, it was not a casual beauty wandering arond Stolkolm, but a model, made up and just styled for the model shows… She is obviously beautiful, but given this and the fact that the clothes are not particularly inspiring, not much of an example of street style, is it?

  128. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    wow, she is beautiful.

  129. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    absolutely breathtaking

  130. Anonymous

    August 28, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    She’s so beautiful. I really envy her haircut. Even though I want to get my hair cut that short, I can’t because I’ll get mistaken for a chubby, pre-adolescent boy.

  131. Anonymous

    August 29, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    oh it sounded as if I were religious. I mean, true beauty, even physical beauty, is not at all represented in a sort of ´holy´way in some sort of modelesque being, please.

  132. jayw

    October 21, 2007 at 9:46 pm


  133. hauschinka

    February 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    love the contrast between the modern hair/make up and the dainty retro dress

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