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  1. sialsiquiero

    March 11, 2013 at 9:04 am

    We are in love with the way she is wearing the hat

    Sí al sí quiero

  2. Laura

    March 11, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Beautiful photo! Love the colored scard and the oversize coat but she looks so small in it!

  3. andreea

    March 11, 2013 at 9:06 am

    • Martine

      March 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      For sure.

  4. Simbarashe

    March 11, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Isolated… On those huge steps… All by herself. I am astonished.

  5. Gian Luca M

    March 11, 2013 at 9:30 am


    Gian Luca M

  6. Evgenia

    March 11, 2013 at 9:34 am

  7. Bleu Poplar

    March 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Is it weird that I like whatever it is that she is holding?
    Even though I dont’ know what it is, the color really works…
    It’s like she knows what she’s doing :)

  8. Ivona

    March 11, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Fashion has been about “homeless attitude” lately. Not sure how I feel about that but the oversize coat I love!


  9. LIZPR

    March 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I have a feeling everyone there will be “oohs” and “aahs” over how brilliant this outfit is …. and I won’t get it. I mean, I know oversized coats are on trend right now. But it’s swallowing her whole! I like the boho hat but combined with the oversized coat and “un-stylish to be stylish” shoes with the “anti-stylish” turtleneck all makes for a sloppy look.

    Am I in the minority? Or perhaps anyone who agrees won’t say anything?

    • Nodbon {Ana}

      March 11, 2013 at 10:23 am

      I agree. Sometimes I consider that people just comment to say something like: “I like it!”, no matter what it is, just to make a comment. And like you, I wonder sometimes if it’s really like this, if they really like everything, and what would be so bad in taking a couple of minutes more and telling the truth or a bit more detailed opinion.
      Thanks for putting into written words.

      • Michael R

        March 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm

        Some people might have style….but lack a bit of taste.

      • Martine

        March 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm

        Most people aren’t leaving the comments to make you understand. They are probably leaving the comments to express their feelings. I think many of us simply don’t leave comments when we don’t like something because it is quite rude.
        What does it matter if you are in the minority? Are you that insecure? If you son’t like it, thats fine. Doesn’t mean everyone else is lying. I love it.

        • Nodbon {Ana}

          March 12, 2013 at 6:26 am

          In my opinion, when a comment is made from the respect, can perfectly express like or dislike. Disliking somethig doesn’t really need to be rude.
          The point is, I somehow think many people don’t express their feelings, some people may leave a short comment just to be able to add their link to their website, because it’s the same comment they leave in all the blogs and sometimes it has nothing to do with what is published.
          So, it is ok to like it or not, to make others understand or not. What I consider rude is to write: “I like it”, just to leave the link (0r 3 links) under it.

          Going back to the real topic: the girl is really nice, and although I don’t share the opinion that I like it, I consider very very brave to dress the way you are and feel even knowing that some people may critizice.
          Signed: the person who is looking forward to be brave to wear some kind of pieces.

          • anila

            March 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

            Walking on the street naked also requires bravery, but that does not show style or good taste. In this case wearing ugly clothes and not worrying what others have to say has nothing to do with bravery, just bad taste.

          • LIZPR

            March 30, 2013 at 6:33 am

            Nodbon {Ana},
            I appreciate the intelligence of your comments. Thank you. Be brave! Wear those pieces! Life is short.

            No, I’m not “that insecure” – I’m questioning the sheep mentality, or those who only reply to say how much they like something, instead of dislike or question. Nor did I EVER imply that people are “lying”.

    • Energie

      March 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

      I’m right there with you – I feel like I’m missing something here. I can live with the oversize coat, but combined with the shoes and polo neck; really sort of baffled.

    • elle Quinn

      March 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

      I totally agree with you. I understand the oversized trend on outerwear, but some balance is what makes an outfit aesthetically pleasing. It feels to me like this girl is trying too hard just to be “different” with no regard to what is actually visually appealing.

    • debbie

      March 11, 2013 at 10:52 am

      LizPR-count me in as agreeing w/your opinion. I’m also sure we will be in the minority. I don’t care for anything she is wearing, it all looks like it belongs to her old large grandfather or something.

    • [email protected]

      March 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

      You are right – beautiful photo, terrible outfit.

    • James W

      March 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Agreed – this reminds me of the Derelicte line in Zoolander.

    • Sevan

      March 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      My thoughts exactly. My first reaction was and still is : beautiful girl in terrible clothes !

      • LIZPR

        March 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm

        Oh my goodness …. wow! Thanks everyone – not for agreeing per se, but for just putting it out there; letting me know you do.

        I sometimes feel like the “non-liker” of The Sartorialist because I tend to question as much as I like certain outfits.

        I also think Scott is deliberate in putting up photos that would spark dialogue – and I even go so far as wonder if he puts up the odd pic now and then of an outfit that he himself may think is terrible (if not merely unusual or controversial) just to see if everyone “baas” like sheep with a resounding “fabulous”.

        Anyway, I appreciate everyone who let me know I’m not alone in my thoughts.

        I’m a fashion lover and do comment on many things that are amazing or inspire me!

        Thank you!

        • thoughtful

          March 12, 2013 at 6:13 am

          It’s a joke, simply…
          Where is the boder of fashion?

          • linda miller

            June 16, 2013 at 10:40 am

            Here is the ‘bode of style – Sart your pix are brilliant and you sure stir the s***. Bless you!

        • Nodbon {Ana}

          March 12, 2013 at 6:31 am

          I also thought it can be a game to ad some images Scott may not agree, but just to see, as you said, the reactions.
          In fact is a fun game, like a social investigation. Maybe Scott is really investigating :D, what do you say Scott ot Justin?
          Nice greetings

    • dcinDC

      March 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks to all who have spoken up not liking this. It’s simply awful. The coat isn’t “oversize” it doesn’t fit. The hat’s a joke. Is it on top of another hat, or her hair? And then, men’s slippers! You’ve got to be kidding! Perhaps Scott will be compelled to clue us in to what he saw here… Scott? PLEASE!

    • linda miller

      June 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Anyone who agrees has no wits. She’s brave and utterly adorable!

  10. Susan

    March 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    This is fashion?

    • Linda Miller

      June 16, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Fashion? Definitely not. Style in bucketloads! And, what an exquisite face.

  11. El Wonger

    March 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

    She looks like she’s channelling Giulietta Masina from ‘La Strada’

    • Sonia

      March 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      agree. yet it must just be a coincidence, since most Chinese don’t know much about Italian neorealism films.

  12. Cecilia

    March 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

  13. Jana H.

    March 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Lovely hat, lovely colours, lovely face. Maybe the coat is a little to long for my taste, but wonderful either! These are the rare and lovely things I love to see besides the catwalk and vogue collections!!
    Great! Keep up! Thank you for your excelent work

  14. Black and Olive

    March 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Her coat is lovely! Love her look very comfortable!

  15. Kate

    March 11, 2013 at 9:54 am

    She has such a beautiful doll face.


  16. Manuela Simões

    March 11, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Strange little look! I think that sreet fashion is all about that: real people, real styles. Good work!

  17. Lindy

    March 11, 2013 at 10:03 am

    She looks like my polish grandmother. Only 40 years younger. :-))

  18. Rachelle

    March 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Love the oversize coat.


  19. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Style Blog

    March 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Not for me, of course, but cool!! I love the coat, I think I would be able to wear it on a different way and adapt it to my style!

  20. almu

    March 11, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Original style

  21. FripperyVintage

    March 11, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Wonderful portrait, love the stairs.

  22. RJT

    March 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

    A real life Eliza Doolittle !

    • E. Lentini

      March 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      I was happily thinking the same thing. Just love Eliza!

  23. Desiree

    March 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Very cute hobo chic!

  24. Gary

    March 11, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Oooooh, this is very very strange. If she wasn’t a pretty girl, I would have though she hadn’t done it on purpose and that she was just an odd weirdo. But it’s obviously not the case. So what’s going on there ? I don’t know. I think the hat and the coat would work on a taller lady, but really, I can’t like the old slippers and I’m not a big fan of the jumper. Oh, I just though of one thing: it might be a costume for a fancy dress party. This would explain it all. And now, why would we need to explain, it’s just great than we can come across such characters in Paris!

    • Lavinia Soliman

      March 19, 2013 at 12:30 am

      “If she wasn’t a pretty girl, I would have though she hadn’t done it on purpose and that she was just an odd weirdo.” ………I read these selection of comments out of curiosity as result of the repost, and I was stunned to come across this phrase. I would never expect such a vain justification of “off-beat” style. In what way does vanity attest to the sanity, or fashion sense of a person? And why is this girl alleged to be dressed this way ‘on purpose’? as if she needs to be aesthetically pleasing in order to mockingly dawn the garb she is wearing? ..Everyone is entitled to their opinion, don’t get me wrong, but as an avid reader of The Sartorialist and an 18 year old young woman coming into the world.. this comment has left be baffled. Style is style. No amount of physically beauty will be an excuse, and in this case.. what excuse does this beautifully dressed girl need?


  25. Luna

    March 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

    No me gusta, parece una indigente, no entiendo que esto le guste a alguién.

  26. Reptilia

    March 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

    One of my favorite streets in Paris!
    Love this photo and love her coat!


  27. OH No No No

    March 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Truly hideous…because it lacks common sense. The coat is the wrong proportion for her body…the hat is cool..the rest is utter disaster color wise. Those velvet slippers will haunt me for quite some time. Thank God her make up is flawless and her skin looks like she bathes in Creme De La Mer otherwise I would have concluded that she lives on a bench, talks to pigeons all day and drinks cheap wine straight out of the bottle. { FASHION VICTIM AT ITS WORST.}

  28. OH No No No

    March 11, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Oh No.

  29. LesFleurs

    March 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

    No. Just no. Go home and change.

  30. monkeyshines

    March 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

  31. Els

    March 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

    She makes me wonder who or what she is. Her face looks too smart and clean for a homeless person, but her oversized coat and shoes are nearly screaming ‘ Get me to the nearest goodwill and have me replaced!” Why?! Why would anyone do this to themselves?

  32. Hannes

    March 11, 2013 at 11:56 am

    A go for the hat and coat. A no for the rest.

  33. Denisa

    March 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

    You made always perfect pics.. I like that one. Have a nice monday.

  34. Anthony

    March 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

    That is totally, completely, strictly-at-home stuff that on her works beautifully outdoors.

  35. Azzurra

    March 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful Picture, Really!
    The Eiffel Fashion

    Bisous :)

  36. Stella

    March 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I can just about forgive all until I get to the slippers and flesh coloured tights..

  37. Kait | when we wander

    March 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    She’s a cute little lady, but she is swimming in that coat. This picture just seems kinda silly!

  38. Jualferx

    March 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm


  39. From Boho to Chiic

    March 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I don’t like it :( But great photo!

  40. Local & Opulent

    March 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  41. Chiara

    March 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm


  42. portland

    March 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Wow! She looks like a bag lady, hobo from the thirties to me. I think she’s even wearing slippers. Yes, it’s unique and original but that doesn’t always equate to good fashion. I do like her little hat but besides that, there is nothing chic about this ensemble.

  43. Debbie T

    March 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    A terrible look, trying too hard to look good and missing the mark by a mile. Those shoes, that coat and hat – saggy, baggy… an insult to the eyes!

    • lucia

      March 18, 2013 at 3:36 am

      Maybe she really is a bag lady? Homeless? Maybe she can’t go home and change? This is one of the loveliest pictures to be seen on this blog I think. She might be an art student or a really wealthy but eccentric lady playing around with looks, or maybe she does not care at all? But she might be a real life home less bag lady who can’t go home and change.


    March 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    interesting style

  45. Elena

    March 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    She looks so weird in a cool way, the “hat” or whatever it is- is awesome!

  46. Isabelle

    March 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Sitting at a café with a friend, looking out the window, you see this woman walking by …
    Would you really find she has a great look ? Really !? (I am talking about her outfit. Her face is lovely, and the photograph is great, as usual).

    I don’t think so. I just don’t.

  47. Fashion Snag

    March 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    The hat makes it and even though the coat should be wearing her since she is so tiny, she is owning that coat!

  48. Blaire

    March 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    This hat is so cute – like a little muffin!

  49. Susie

    March 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    This is a strange one … not sure what I make of it.

    Sea and Swank

  50. DR

    March 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Bag lady in Paris. We have a bunch of those here in NY.

  51. Love cake

    March 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    The other extreme of the Saint Laurent look.

  52. Lorietta

    March 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    The oversized clothes makes her look so cute :)

  53. Jennifer

    March 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm


    xo Jennifer


  54. Martin

    March 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Got me singing on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop…

  55. Chahrazad

    March 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    What a stunning picture! I wonder what the story is behind the picture.


  56. My Daily London

    March 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Not so sure about the outfit – I hate it but then love something about it at the same time. But the photo is amazing – really good.

  57. liz

    March 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  58. Viktoria

    March 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Is that the hat Jane March wore in The Lover? I’ve been looking all over for it. It admittedly appears a little battered now…

  59. Anna

    March 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Such a cute look, amazing style!

  60. Michelle

    March 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Proof that dressing as crazily as possible will get you on the style blogs.

  61. Trinity

    March 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    This screams My Fair Lady during the “I like chocolate” phase. I’m not feeling it. But at least now I’m singing it.

  62. carol

    March 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

  63. Momo

    March 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    There are so many wrong things about this….
    fashion is serious business… sometimes people are just playing us a joke.

  64. Thea lynch

    March 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Not sure if I like this look, a bit raggedy Ann!! She is certainly making a statement.

  65. Dottie

    March 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    She is making a statement- accept me or don’t accept me for the way I look. I will bet if Scott were to photograph her in 1 year- we might see something different or not. Keep a watchful eye.

  66. Martine

    March 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    She looks adorable. Definitely unusual and not what you could expect in a typical fashion blog, but that makes it all the better. Its like a real life distillation of the big hat, oversized coat look. Like a cute, urban mushroom.

    • Monsieur Marcel

      March 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Well put…captured the right imagery: “a cute, urban mushroom”…a simile to smile about.

      • dcinDC

        March 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

        I feel like I took mushrooms seeing her – or maybe SHE took them and that’s why she dressed like that.

  67. SHG

    March 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I’m trying to remember which 1950s Fellini film had a woman in a similar outfit.

    • Monsieur Marcel

      March 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Giulietta Masina in La Strada?

      • Sonia

        March 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

        oh my god i love that movie!!!!!!!!! Gelsomina is the character’s name, love that actress.

  68. Eleanor

    March 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Oh to be a Parisian waif!

  69. Sokhorn

    March 12, 2013 at 3:27 am

    So many people have talked about how they don’t like this girl’s outfit, it’s poor color choice or proportions, or a despise of pajama as daywear, or even ethnic this or that… Has anyone stopped to realize that there is more clothing and history than what is Euro-centric? That maybe pajama’s originally are daywear and not sleepwear? Or that this girl’s inspirations may come from a culture that takes care to reducing the body, interest in the sensuality in movement rather than sensuality of suggestion? Or how troubling that to wear the likes of a sleeved coat and trousers is to wear normal clothes; but to wear anything else is to be costumed, to be ethnic?

    Why not enjoy how someone has dressed for the world and for themself and wonder why they do what they do even if you wouldn’t yourself, rather than sour your face and just say “no”?

    • Lally

      March 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Perfectly put!

    • rmh

      March 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Well said!

  70. Mazy

    March 12, 2013 at 5:43 am

    This outfit is funny & if I passed her in the street, it would make me smile. Nothing wrong with that!

  71. Maite Jiménez

    March 12, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Just horrible. It is the perfect example of not to wear that way. Not vintage, not cute, not fashion. This marvellous girl would look better with other clothes.
    Sometimes seems that wear a sort of different things I can find in fleas markets or wherever is fashion and trendy. No way! Lets recover a good taste.

  72. Linda Boardman Kerr

    March 12, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I think it looks completely frumpy.

  73. Greensboro Daily Photo

    March 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Mary Poppins……..

  74. karacocoa

    March 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I love the hat and her lovely face, but the rest of it is a no for me.

  75. Juanita

    March 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Oh dear! x At least she looks warm!

  76. Lauren S

    March 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Guys just check out her website, I think she just want to have some fun in Paris!

  77. marianne

    March 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    thats the most conceptual street style i’ve ever seen! bold!

  78. Lydia

    March 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

    The hat! Love the coat too…

  79. KidA.

    March 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    This is Wen8, buyer from SillyThing Hong Kong. Quirky.

  80. doitgirl

    March 14, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    “Proportions and fashion be damned, I’m rocking the real hobo look” – Her

    I support and love her passive defiance. I don’t care what anyone says, this is true fashion and what I miss about the old approach to this blog. Real people wearing whatever the hell they want confidently. Bucking fashion trends and rules. True muses.

  81. Aruta

    March 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    A very delightful contrast between a beautiful face and (overly) relaxed way of dressing. I found it very entertaining, and yes she would make me smile when i passed her on the street.

  82. NYCMama

    March 16, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Awwww! She looks like a line of hallmark cards I used to collect as a kid called Betsy Clarke! How precious!

  83. Kathleen Shaw

    April 2, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Okay, one more bat at my “comments” ball. I should not have been so harsh before. If you took the picture Scott; then you found beauty, balance, something unique, and the like. This young woman is walking the tightrope, fashion wise, and I completely respect her for this. One of the things I’d like to see the most is her in the morning going about selecting what she is going to wear, I’d love to see her closet. In NYC, you can get anything and I’m sure it’s like that most anywhere you go. She urges me to buy a hat! Here she is in Paris rocking their boats!

  84. zey

    April 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

    you know what? sometimes I see people on the street and I think this is a really cool outfit, this is a great style! it can be something modern, something minimal, something retro or something really weird. and sometimes I see a person from behind and I suddenly think yeah! that’s what I was searching for! and when I see the persons’ face most of the time she is a really old lady who wears her coat or skirt or headband for 25 years and the item becomes a part of herself with years with all the ill usage and all the memories. A knee lenght skirt under a really cosy coat, washed out colours, clashing prints; sometimes they become a wtf moment for lots of people but I think someone, somewhere can like it. without trying to over-buy, over- spend people can be stylish! and I think this girl has a secret vision or an agenda to become a part of a story only she seems to know. I can’t say she is fashion week front row queen/ super buyer/ wannabe fashion blogger/ money can buy everything/ worthy chic but nonetheless she is herself and she is enjoying what is that she is wearing. And thank you Scott for putting someone wearing something that won’t cost a house or a car.

  85. Amber

    May 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    It’s not about fashion. It’s about the clothes people wear, how they wear it, why they wear it… It tells a story… Clothes reflect someones soul, thoughts, feelings etc. There’s a reason this girl wore this outfit that day. It wasn’t to be photographed, that’s for sure. To me, I believe that’s what this website is about. Something more than fashion and trends… Not about fashion, it’s about style and the story behind these fabulous strangers. This is more beautiful.

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