Sunday, September 7, 2008

On the Street….Rain, West Village


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  1. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 12:58 am

    love it. but then again i’ve always been inspired by togas =)

    i wish we could see her tattoo

  2. "hi, i'm ginny branch and i love love."

    September 7, 2008 at 1:10 am

    i know that baby! thats madeleine, one of my dearest friends. she’s been a stunner since her college days in savannah, georgia.

  3. Hissy Stitch

    September 7, 2008 at 1:16 am

    On her way to a toga party, perhaps? Not a practical garment for cold and rain, but I can see it on a tropical beach somewhere.

    I still think tattoos look like a skin disease, but maybe that’s just me.

  4. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 1:19 am

    I like it, but I don’t like her shoes. She wear that shoes in a rainy day ’cause she didn’t love her shoes too.

  5. KaibutsuOne

    September 7, 2008 at 1:22 am

    a greek goddess travels back in time and barely misses the summer season. the dress is nicely constructed and the faded shoes are a nice touch. also love the bag.

  6. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 1:25 am

    The dress is beautiful. Her tan skin pops against the color.

  7. cassaundra

    September 7, 2008 at 1:32 am

    burr … rain. but she looks good.

  8. Yan

    September 7, 2008 at 1:38 am

    shoes and dress are incompatible with that weather.. unlucky day?!

  9. yas

    September 7, 2008 at 1:52 am

    love to see her front shot of her dress.

  10. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 2:09 am

    wow! she looks amazing, the white against her tanned skin looks so good, and her tats arent bad either!

  11. robby

    September 7, 2008 at 2:14 am

    Lovely dress, but awful tattoos.

  12. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 2:17 am

    I check your blog daily, and it’s even more fun to read now that I’m living in NYC. I moved here from LA about a month ago for school and I’m pretty sure I spotted you in on bleeker a few weeks ago in your silk print shorts and panama hat.

  13. Sarah

    September 7, 2008 at 2:30 am

    I could write an entire novel based upon this photograph. Maybe I will.

  14. Josee

    September 7, 2008 at 2:49 am

    it’s lovely :) i adore the shoes

  15. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 2:56 am


  16. Serge

    September 7, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Today I stumbled upon your blog through an interview in a Belgian newspaper. I like your concept of approaching people and fashion. I will certainly keep following your blog!

  17. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 3:10 am

    i love the back of her dress and that tattoo!

  18. Marcello

    September 7, 2008 at 3:24 am

    She seems lost… malgré sa Rose Des Vents :)

  19. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 3:42 am

    le petite yum!

  20. hemoglobin

    September 7, 2008 at 4:09 am

    love her toga outfit!!
    not so crazy about her foot wear~~

  21. vnss

    September 7, 2008 at 4:12 am

    this is an acne dress!
    my friend has the exact one in green and you can change the back with an easy pull or tug of the fabric.

    its amazing, i especially love the accessories that she is wearing!

  22. junie

    September 7, 2008 at 4:23 am

    awesome outfit that goes with the sexy tatoos.

  23. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 4:29 am

    Oh, she is wearing a lovely dress from the Swedish fashion label, Acne! The tatoos fits well with the dress, shoes and her bag! Very nice!

  24. Santiago Riveiro

    September 7, 2008 at 4:54 am

    so lovely

  25. Dunford

    September 7, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Maybe this is an obvious comment, but it’s refreshing to see this outfit with those moccasin-things rather than the ubiquitous gladiators. Also, I like the rain.

  26. Ediot

    September 7, 2008 at 5:21 am

    beautiful dress. acne?
    and such a nice picture.

  27. Lela

    September 7, 2008 at 5:25 am

    is that the dress by acne ?

  28. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 5:41 am

    besides the dress being beautiful, the shot makes the picture for me. congrats sart! I like the combination between the white of the dress and the black from the umbrella. Even though the sky is quite dark, one can still imagine that it is quite warm.

  29. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 5:52 am

    I want that dress!! (where can I get it?) But i’ll leave the shoes. I think that she has great legs and these cut them in half. I would have like to see something that exposed some more skin and crept up the leg. Umbrella looks hot too?

  30. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Reminds me of all those vestals of the 60′s colossals based on ancient greek mythology.
    I also like the combination of simple and natural materials: white cloth, chamois leather…

    Cheers from Florence

  31. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 6:18 am

    great look.

  32. John and Beatrice

    September 7, 2008 at 6:21 am

    It’s as if the end of Pompeii meets the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna. We should bring this look to London!

  33. Lolita Loves

    September 7, 2008 at 6:29 am

    her dress reminds me of roman robe and the shoes – wow – - but i think the photo is not about the dress, but the whole amtosphere, gorgeous!

  34. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 6:42 am

    ooooo…urban warrior. i am so glad she isn’t wearing gladiators, they would have spoiled the whole look. the shoes she is wearing say gladiator so much more effectively than gladiator sandals…i love the draping of the dress…it almost looks like a bed sheet tied up. an interesting look juxtaposed aganist the rainy street and black umbrella.

  35. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 6:46 am

    very interesting. the top and bottom halves do not match at all! but he is thought provoking.
    and what a pout!

  36. *indie_queen*

    September 7, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Optimistic dressing!
    She looks chic regardless of the weather though

  37. Hans Castorp

    September 7, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Nice look, the rain and the wet asphalt makes a beautiful accessorie.

  38. VestidorConde

    September 7, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Feels like the dress is made out of paper and is in danger to dissappear if the rain hits it.
    Sort of melancolic picture

  39. suzanne nelson

    September 7, 2008 at 8:18 am

    This photo is so sad. Like others have a said it speaks it thousand words. Her lovely dress and bag are for quite a different time and place. it’s like the end of the party.

  40. * Wildwood Flower *

    September 7, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Beautiful dress! Great blog as always.

  41. stick

    September 7, 2008 at 9:03 am

    oh well..summer’s over…

  42. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 9:53 am

    This is so perfect. She has completely sold me on whoever she is. I want her dress, her lifestyle.

    no more fashion overkillllll

  43. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 10:01 am

    i feel COOOLD looking at that picture..

  44. pondbluebird

    September 7, 2008 at 10:02 am

    yes yes!

  45. Jessica

    September 7, 2008 at 10:27 am

    a great image…. and it hardly looks like nyc!

  46. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Damn that umbrella! A twenty-first century Pocahontas.

  47. Dan in Richmond

    September 7, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve never experienced Fashion Week but from your posts so far it looks like the Mardi Gras of fashion for the people on the street- is it something like that?

  48. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    love this look
    i could totally see this look worn while frolicking in the grass too :D

  49. Karina

    September 7, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    OK, I realize I’m “odd man out” here today, but – the dress looks like a bed sheet. I don’t care who it’s by.

    The best thing I can say about the shoes is at least they aren’t high gladiators!


  50. Luciernaka

    September 7, 2008 at 10:31 pm


  51. Cychou

    September 7, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    The shoes totally ruin the whole ensemble.

  52. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I love that this photo is such an oxymoron.
    It looks freezing cold yet she’s dressed for the beach. I love when people dress in a confusing manner like this.

  53. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    although it is a romantic picture, i would have rather seen her getting soaked…the dress and bag are lovely, the umbrella, shoes and leg tat, not so much.

  54. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    So timeless that I could have worn it ten years ago…or my daughter could wear it ten years from now.

  55. Bella755

    September 8, 2008 at 12:01 am

    I love those shoes… any idea wear such interesting foot wear could be found??
    She’s emodies that tough I am woman persona … love this picture. “it’s raining I dont care my umbrella will protect me and my shoes look better a bit roughed up”

  56. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Once I knew the dress was made of polyester (like the umbrella) the look kind of crashed for me.

  57. M.R.Ambrose

    September 8, 2008 at 12:45 am

    oh!press pass
    What a beautiful rainy day…reminds me of Seattle, the style too. oh!press pass

  58. ginjin3

    September 8, 2008 at 1:28 am

    we’re seeing more and more of these athens-like wear from the olden days. a nice change. i really like her shoes, very form fitting.

  59. Alisa

    September 8, 2008 at 2:06 am

    oh, that acne dress is beautiful!

  60. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 2:08 am

    hey… acne dress!
    I love acne. good staple.

  61. Mavis

    September 8, 2008 at 3:24 am

    she’s cool…

  62. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 3:43 am

    How could anyone possibly want a tatoo ?
    It is so mainstream – too mainstream.
    Not to mention difficult to change.
    Whatever everybody is doing is not interesting anymore .Looks a bit cheap ?
    People change everything about themselves at least a million times a week. The only thing that is permanent : Their tatoos

  63. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 4:13 am

    Why is it that I suspect many of the anonymous comments here were written by the same person? They all have the mistakes of a non-native speaker of English!

  64. IRENE

    September 8, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Her posture speaks for herself. Nice prophile.Would hire for shoots; maybe acting.

  65. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 4:44 am

    she looks like a sanyasin – a female ascetic or yogini. A royal princess convert on her way to meet the Buddha got teleported! But she is still calm.


    September 8, 2008 at 5:49 am

    AGreed on seeing more of the tattoo. Lots of fashionable people play up their outfits around theirs. Like the gentleman in the shorts from a less recent post.

  67. maggiesnail

    September 8, 2008 at 6:17 am

    I love the style of the dress; it works great on a rainy day!
    Though I would prefer it in another colour for myself :D (I’m currently having an affair with Magenta)

  68. magstermash

    September 8, 2008 at 6:34 am

    It does look like she's going to a toga party but for some reason, I actually don't like this ensemble because the separate pieces seem to contradict each other. To me, the loose weightless-looking dress screams 'relaxing Greek summers'; the black umbrella says 'gloomy winter weather'; her heavy-looking bag screams 'stressful baggage'–all very contradictory to me. I'm still not sure on the shoes but wrapping up your ankles also does not say "summer" to me. And the shoes don't look very rain-proof. Altogether, a contradictory outfit that brings relaxation & stress, and sunny days & rainy weather, and I'm sure others can think of more.

    I do however, find the contradictions of her selection intriguing and like each piece on its own on her.

  69. Hip Hype Central

    September 8, 2008 at 6:59 am

    nice one…

    but I won’t recommend someone to wear something like that on a rainy day…

    looks dangerous,lol….

    if you know what that means

  70. Kristin

    September 8, 2008 at 9:25 am

    lovely Acne dress! i have the same one in green :)

  71. M-A

    September 8, 2008 at 9:34 am

    The monsoon in Calcutta or Bombay

  72. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Its beautiful and yet I don’t like it all at once. I think if the shoes were different, I’d be completely sold. I for one wear little dresses when its very warm and raining; the two do go together sometimes.

    I get the bedsheet comments (for a moment I considered whether she had made the dress out of one) but I still think the line of her body in that dress and the mood the dress evokes are gorgeous.

    About the tattoos: I realize some people are very strongly against them, but I would like to make a plea that they don’t say “hate the tats” or similar things, for the simple reason that its like saying, “hate his nose:” it could be surgically changed but it would be painful and expensive, and so it has to be accepted as part of someone’s body and treated accordingly.

  73. Olviya

    September 8, 2008 at 11:23 am

    too much of effortless style, as for me…

  74. Mira

    September 8, 2008 at 11:27 am

    I love flat shoes on women – you should dedicate some more pics to those, Mr. Schuman! They look comfortable, relaxed and confident – and not as many women look that way in high heels.

  75. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 11:50 am

    “mistakes of a non-native speaker of English”
    Well I guess most of us are non-native spakers of English.
    That´s why our use of the Englih language has similarities !
    However the language of style is universal even if diversified.

  76. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    There is an incredible sensuality in the whole composition. You never dissapoint me Sart.

  77. S

    September 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    great shot.

  78. La Clocharde

    September 8, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Wonderful. I love it. I love how it looks with the tatoos. And the rain. And the broken umbrella.

    But…I’m not sure I like those shoes, especially with that look.

    Everything else…just perfect.


    September 8, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Gorgeous shot. This is def. one of my favs.


  80. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    wonderful! simplistic and lovely.

  81. Chloe's Chic Conception

    September 8, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I love this – not necessarily the outfit itself, but I love this photo – love it!

  82. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    a few people have mentioned that she must have been cold.
    if this is from saturday, it was quite warm and sticky.

  83. Vanya

    September 8, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    this outfit is incredibly sexy…someone mentioned flat shoes on women- i myself almost never wear heels, although they look gorgeous when worn right, in my lifestyle they’re just impractical. i fully agree that flat shoes worn right can look absolutely amazing, sexy, confident, stylish and unaffected. beautiful photo too.

  84. J

    September 9, 2008 at 4:48 am

    love love the dress! i think the shoes are appropriate.

  85. Vickie

    September 9, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Very nice, simplicity improved.
    Beautiful back on the dress.

  86. Anonymous

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 am

    this is stunning and poetic and it all works so beautifully toghether. the colours, the mood, the dress and the footwear, her tattoos, the pose the sky…. lovely and inspiring and yes, i realise have to try to get that acne dress too.

  87. Jenna

    September 9, 2008 at 1:03 pm


  88. Ellie

    September 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Just perfect.

  89. Anonymous

    September 9, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Head-turner for sure, though not built for warmth. “How to get the most out of your old linens” should be the name of this post. Give me a break! –HB

  90. Jack Daniel

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    nice shot. something original.

  91. Zaac

    September 10, 2008 at 5:05 am

    that’s what i’d be wearing in the rain..

  92. Antas17

    September 10, 2008 at 10:43 am

    So relaxed, dress has great structure and fit.

  93. aviewaskew

    September 10, 2008 at 11:19 am

    i bet she tells a great story…..just like the pic wowow!

  94. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 4:49 am

    Maybe that’s just me but I find the shoes the best part of the outfit!

  95. MongoosePouco

    September 11, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    yeah she looks good, but not practical is it? I can feel how cold she is.

  96. KT

    September 11, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Very Sexy (in a good way)!

  97. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 11:30 am

    what a beautiful little street urchin!

  98. nancy

    September 12, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    i call this bummy chic…
    rainy, a little dirty, almost raw..
    i like!

  99. Lilly

    September 13, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    doesn’t even look like NYC

  100. Anonymous

    September 13, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    way late comment for this photo, but the shoes are easily my favorite part of the outfit. They’re adorable.

  101. David

    September 14, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    looks like a very creative use of tall kitchen trash bags

  102. Anonymous

    September 14, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    i wonder if she bikes?
    she’s got nice toned legs and a very brooklyn-chic tat.
    oh, and the bruises. :P

  103. Anonymous

    September 20, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    This is such a weird question/comment but what undergarment should one wear with this kind of dress?

  104. Carolyn

    September 20, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Absolutely stunning. This is my favorite Sartorialist photo, EVER. Completely arresting, stops-you-in-your-tracks, but quietly, hauntingly elegant. Nothing loud or brash. Beautiful beautiful work! Stunning dress – I’m a sucker for stark, all white gowns – and stunning photography. Raves!

  105. Chris

    September 22, 2008 at 7:16 am

    looks like she’s waiting maybe against her will, after a struggle…

  106. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    This is a beautiful image – any chance you might share some tips on taking photos with these qualities?!

    Thanks, Matt, London.

  107. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    What a gorgeous photo. It´s nostalgic. You’re great. I just found out your page and I totally love it.

  108. Name*

    July 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Gorgeous dress! i wish i could buy it right now. And what an amazing photo. it makes me wish it was raining.

  109. carla

    October 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    i love everything in this photo, especially the rain

  110. Dax

    August 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    She’s getting a cold when you’re dresses like that.

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