Monday, June 8, 2009

On the Street……Sunday in the Park, Governor’s Island


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  1. Lucy (The Fashion Setter)

    June 8, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Amazing photos!
    Lucy =)

  2. Miiicha

    June 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Love everything from her bike to her shoes!

  3. Therese

    June 8, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Love the second pic!

  4. Mr Brown

    June 8, 2009 at 10:57 am


    Good advert for Brookes saddles too.

  5. Danger

    June 8, 2009 at 11:00 am

    This is one of my favorite things I've seen on your site. Something about looking so cute on a casual park day, without being overdone, really draws me in. I think I need to put on a cute top and go to the lake today!

  6. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 11:02 am

    seriously, you can't beat beatnik chic. watch 'a bucket of blood' on hulu for an instant refresher.

  7. Emily

    June 8, 2009 at 11:13 am

    and 'paris to the moon' is a great collection of essays when you're yearning homesick for paris.

  8. theTrendyDwarf

    June 8, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Oh Wow!! How refreshing! This lady looks super cool reading in the grass next to her trendy bike! The picture is definitely relaxing.

  9. MM

    June 8, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I love this!
    One of my favourite looks here in what seems like ages.

  10. Hanna Persson

    June 8, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I really like her shoes!

  11. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Paris to the moon is by far the best book about Paris- "You breathe in your first language and swim in your second"

  12. style crusader

    June 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Love it, you really cant go wrong w a plain striped top

  13. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Is that a fixed gear bike? Coolness…

  14. ana

    June 8, 2009 at 11:31 am

    She looks so relax
    her outfit is great I love black and white stripes

  15. Allison

    June 8, 2009 at 11:31 am

    After seeing the Coco Chanel movie I was just thinking I absolutely need a striped tee in my wardrobe!!!
    Mind reader!

  16. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

    i love her sandals :D

  17. justbecausefashion

    June 8, 2009 at 11:35 am

    lovely pics,
    xxx G&L

  18. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

    i love everything about this woman…especially her legs!!!

  19. Sebastien L

    June 8, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I haven't seen a 10 speed bike with those kind of handlebars in ages.

    Cute sandals tho.

  20. Sarah-Lou

    June 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Makes me wanna lay in the grass with a basic striped dress!

  21. Mujer imperfecta

    June 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    sexy sandals!

  22. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Sart,

    I have been noticing a slight change on your blog. More real people, more daily life shots. I like it.

  23. Maria Confer

    June 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    love her outfit and bicycle.

  24. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I love you NY photos best because the women are beautifully dressed while actually looking like they're able to walk somewhere.

  25. Evelyn

    June 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    it's so relaxing!!!

  26. bloo.

    June 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I like the simple sets.

    kisses .

  27. Soren Lorensen

    June 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    oh how i wish i could see her riding the bike and in the sunlight

    to me the stripes and the bike and the book and the park just makes me think of paris.

    she looks kind of sad or tired

    okay i like these

  28. style Ph.D.

    June 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Not so impressed by the reading material (aren't we done with Adam Gopnik yet?? please?), but the bike and especially her LEGS are unbeatable accessories! Did anyone see the recent little article in the Times, about personals in Craig's List by New Yorkers in love with people they saw on/with bikes? She looks like she would have inspired dozens on the day you caught her.

  29. suzanne nelson

    June 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    she looks great! i particularly like the high waist of her shorts and those sunglasses are perfect. i love these recent street shots, for me the chic is much more subtle.

  30. Alisa

    June 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Love this blog!!

  31. The Clever Pup

    June 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    YAy! Governor's Island. I can't wait for more pix. Michael Arenella is such a great guy.

    Hey, I read her book too. Nothing wrong with Gopnik.

  32. quika

    June 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Classic-Modern and chic to perfection.

  33. rodkoerner

    June 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Of course, she was riding a fixie.
    Beautiful woman (great facial expression!), nice shot … I'm wondering why she didn't have a blanket to sit on…

  34. Maria

    June 8, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    she's adorable. such a city girl, yet she's so not fussy, doesn't even need a blanket to sit on. it's like she was riding her bike and just decided that was a great patch of grass to sit and read on.

  35. Fannah

    June 8, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    ooh i adore the shirt + skirt combination :D

  36. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I have that same bike seat! Lovely shot ;)

  37. MaxW

    June 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    That is so summer!

  38. B

    June 8, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Great photos!

  39. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    someone must know where those shoes are from…. anyone? anyone??

  40. Nicole

    June 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    absolutely lovely.

  41. Vanessa

    June 8, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Ooh, Governor's Island! Were you are at the Jazz-Age Lawn Party this year? I really enjoyed looking at pictures from that last year.

  42. eloise in berlin

    June 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    What a stunning girl – au naturel is best. Head to toes (and to her bike) perfect.

  43. Nan

    June 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    She's so teeny and that is inspiring.

  44. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    who, i wonder, made those sandals?

  45. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Magnificient! Classic, refreshing, beautiful…

  46. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, could this be the first trans-continental family Sartorialist spotting? You featured her sister in Paris twice in the past year, and now the big sister in NY! Style and legs appear to run in the family.

  47. lynn

    June 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Gosh I love those shoes!

  48. junglesiren

    June 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I would love to see more of the bike. The tan seat is so lovely.

    I really dig what she's wearing. Very Norma Kamali 1970's-ish. Also very swimsuit 1927-ish. I ride my bike like a demon from hell and get all sweaty and intense but on those rare days when I want a chill cruise this sort of outfit is perfect…. Just not sure high waist will work on big, hard biker booty. Will investigate.

  49. Ania

    June 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    See that's why I love your photos. It's more about the idea, the vibe, capturing the moment, than merely clothes.

  50. S. from Z.

    June 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I also saw the Chanel movie and am going for the 1920's look, she does it so effortlessly, combining it with more modern elements, which is cool.

    lovely hands and her feet look so beautiful and happy in those sandals. Gopnik is one of my favorite writers, by the way, so "style Ph.D." don't be such a boring snob. yawn.

  51. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    This is what i am aiming to be in every way. Everything looks effortless yet beautiful

  52. AlicePleasance

    June 8, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Hope we'll see some photos from the Jazz Age Party in the next days… Can't wait!

  53. Ashley

    June 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I love this look..very laid-back from the striped tank to the sandals, which are very cute. I kind of want her bike, too.

  54. jkh

    June 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    has a rolex ever looked more nostalgic?

    ahhh, 20th century… those were the days.

    love the shoes. the only thing that reconnects the shot with our days.

    all in all a true masterpiece. vintage 2009. more of that scott, and you will outgrow your fame into a new dimension.

  55. Loraine

    June 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    i love her sandals.

  56. Hannah

    June 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    This is such a simple and practical outfit, yet she looks straight out of an editorial. Nice ride too.

  57. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    love the fact that her belt matches the bike… just seems very natural. love it!

  58. Zoe Langdell

    June 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Very inspiring, I am just upgrading my bike with many silver parts and was worrying about it looking too shiny and technical, but she looks very cool. Quite a Margaret Howell look with the teeny shorts and stripes. And to be pedantic it's not fixed it's got a back break, but where are the brake levers?!

  59. sarah

    June 8, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    beautiful. LOVE the shoes – anyone recognise them??

  60. Lamented

    June 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    She's beautiful. Such a simple outfit, yet such a class, relaxed look. "Paris To The Moon"? I'll have to check it out.

  61. beba

    June 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Lovely !

  62. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    i love paris to the moon

  63. Nick Leonard

    June 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Both these photos are so perfect and calming! I love her pose & the scenery. So gorgeous.

  64. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    In my next life I'll have those legs.

  65. noa

    June 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Wow your pictures are amazing, like always…

  66. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    love this!! exactly what i would want to be wearing on a sunny day – if only we could all do it so effortlessly…

  67. le 21ème

    June 8, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    This reminds me so much of living in Paris! She is amazing! Her shoes are so simple, and yet so sexy!

    - le 21ème

  68. Mo

    June 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    so fresh!!

  69. Rainbow Factory

    June 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Wow, she looks so peaceful.. The bike's a great piece in this photo, just randomly thrown on the grass, I love it.


  70. aLvin.

    June 8, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    these photos look great.

  71. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    looking through all your photos its amazing how style is expressed through these very real individuals…like people always rave about the way celebrities dress…i think all these people's way of dressing has more character than any celebrity.

  72. Duchesse

    June 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Style Ph.D, "Aren't we done with Adam Gopnik yet please" is the kind of remark implies you carry books for their effect, not enjoyment. And I am going to guess, the remark is by a person who has never been able to make a living from his or her published work.

  73. Peter Breese

    June 8, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Magnificent photos.

  74. N.

    June 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    what a lovely summer!!

  75. The Voguette

    June 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    wonderful weather this weekend in the city – i went to the park as well – it was beautiful!! i love her top!

    The Voguette

  76. pretty kitty publishing

    June 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Ah, having just returned to LA after a vacation to Brooklyn, let me say that your photos of New York are dreamy.

    There is something about the mix of concrete and grass that puts New Yorkers in a mood to structure their casual looks with classy details such as excellent belts with a classic patina, a solidly cool pair of shades and hair that is neat, yet not overdone.

    It is quite refreshing.

    Also,I love the pendant the young lady is wearing. I picked up similar jewelry while in New York to dress up my t-shirt and jeans look.

    I have a boutique to recommend to all of you who are near Ft. Greene: Barking Brown, on Myrtle.
    Thank you for the nice work, Scott.

  77. spotmag

    June 8, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    great shot!!! amazing summer… beautiful…

  78. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I'm a straight woman and I can't decide whether I want to be her or marry her. Amazing.

  79. diane

    June 8, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Ooooo, she has that old fashioned chic look that I absolutely adore, kind of like Charlotte Rampling in Stardust Memories.

  80. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    nice pic. it represents a lifestyle which i really want.

    but i wonder is it really comfortable with those shorts, sitting on grass and reading? i always worry bugs might crawl on my thigh…

  81. Brian

    June 9, 2009 at 12:51 am

    her style is pretty average, honestly. Although as a photograph I really dig it.

  82. travelbug

    June 9, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Nice bike


    June 9, 2009 at 1:23 am

    yes, yes, yes, I like this. very refreshing..

  84. chicmuse

    June 9, 2009 at 1:29 am

    She looks lovely.


  85. G2

    June 9, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Killer…the high-waisted belted shorts with the sinuous sandals…
    F. Scot Fitzgerald would have tripped on his tennis racket to get to her.

  86. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Can ANYONE provide onfo on those sandals??!!!

  87. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Positively dreamy and divine. In the top photo she looks like a female Heath Ledger.

    I am LOVING your NYC photos as of late! :)

  88. dirtsa

    June 9, 2009 at 2:47 am

    I dig her shoes, the second pic.

  89. Hawthorne

    June 9, 2009 at 2:51 am

    She should have a race with the dude from S Portland St!!

    Great photo's to start the summer, especially the way the 2nd one gives length to her legs in those shorts.

  90. The Body Electric

    June 9, 2009 at 3:40 am


    Sorry to shout, but I MUST know!!!!!

  91. Connie

    June 9, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Fantastic shot, great shoes and striped tank.

  92. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 5:56 am

    how is it that everywhere else in the world it seems you can ride a bike without a helmet except in australia?!

  93. Arthur Kalganov

    June 9, 2009 at 5:56 am

    trying sooooooo hard…

  94. Bayley.

    June 9, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Such a great shot, captures Summer perfectly!
    I'm new – check it out :D

  95. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 6:04 am

    It verges on hipster for me in what looks to me such SUCH a self-conscious look, but that could be because out here in CA, when we go outside to read, we sprawl in bikinis and shorts rather than perching with Rolexes and leather-seated bicycles. She represents fashion over function I suppose.

    But I like lots of the pieces individually: the sandals rock, the high-waited shorts are very cute.

    Really enjoying the truly "on the street" pics … and on the grass!

  96. Taru Tuomi

    June 9, 2009 at 6:13 am


  97. s

    June 9, 2009 at 6:26 am

    This girl's living proof that less is always – but always – more.
    Once again, well done for spotting her and thanks for sharing this with us.

  98. Paige

    June 9, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Cool sandals! If that is…that the anklets are part of the sandals…

  99. Vanessa

    June 9, 2009 at 7:44 am


  100. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 8:32 am

    they're lovely pictures,
    and she does have something to her, no doubt!
    but where's the high fashion gone?
    I miss it terribly! i want to see groundbreaking, fashion forward clothing, that inspire me and make me want to dress up!
    modesty is great and homage must be paid to it, but i've seen enough!

  101. Edie Abbot

    June 9, 2009 at 10:16 am

    everything is so great about this look!
    check out m blog if you have time ttp://
    p.s. i love your blog

  102. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 9, 2009 at 10:17 am

    It's summer and in this picture you can see what a green grass can do with a beautiful girl is wearing stripes.

  103. heath

    June 9, 2009 at 10:22 am

    pretty legs.

  104. lachatnoir

    June 9, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Wonderful use of colour in these photographs. Great depiction of relaxing at the weekend. How for long lovely legs that too!!

  105. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Very cool! The bike doesn't seem to be a fixie but a singlespeed, a very similar design (Charge Plug) can found for not much money.
    Great to keep up the bike shots – they are an essential part of urban life!

  106. koumi koumi

    June 9, 2009 at 11:12 am

    i like her bicycle. it makes the difference for me.

  107. Penelope

    June 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I find it funny that everyone jumped on the reading material… and no one brought up her plastic, throw-away water bottle. It's slightly distracting but yes she looks wonderful and pure summer!

  108. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm


  109. DLuxeList

    June 9, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Great photo, per usual!

    I love the sandals… does anyone know who makes them?

  110. Cristina

    June 9, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I tend to not love looks with shorts, but she looks truly fabulous.

  111. Jack Daniel

    June 9, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    This lady is incredibly sexy.
    I need to go to Governor's Island!

  112. summerbreeze

    June 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Wow, love the sunglasses/striped shirt combo. Wish I could see what the shorts really look like, but oh well. The bike is really neat!

    Pretty summer shot.

  113. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Love the look, NEED THE SANDALS!!

    Anybody know who makes them?

  114. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 1:35 am

    a romper. fabulous! great legs and notice her cleavage is not exposed to her waist and no high heels. sexy – effortless. sexy – attitude. sexy – can't be faked.

  115. jenny

    June 10, 2009 at 1:45 am

    so very sexy cool. I want to look that cool.

  116. ginjin3

    June 10, 2009 at 1:48 am

    lovely. beautiful shorts and sandals. lovely girl.

  117. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 4:28 am

    This shot is incredible. How does one wear such a short shorts and still look so elegant? Must be how the legs and feet are being captured by the lens.

  118. Hawa

    June 10, 2009 at 6:37 am

    there is something incredibly timeless about this photo…its hard to tell which era it will belongs to…i also love how this photo gives an insight not only to her style but her life style as well!

  119. joshylola

    June 10, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Fantastic pictures

  120. Lisa

    June 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    These two look close…

    Diba Women's Lu Lu Ankle Strap Thong Sandal

    Glaze by Adi Women's Ankle Strap Sandals

  121. daniqueconijn

    June 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    The look is perfect, like summer :)

  122. Chelsea

    June 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I love the 3 s's
    This makes me want to move too NYC!

  123. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    These pictures bring back happy memories of Governor's Island.

    But this is definitely not an effortless look, despite how casual it looks on first glance. Look again and you'll see her slightly self-conscious poses–sharp grass isn't that comfortable on the bare upper thigh area. Exposing your legs can be just as bold as exposing your cleavage. Both can induce modest gestures or confined movement.

  124. Just me

    June 10, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I really need to know who makes those sandals. Simple, stylish, comfortable


    June 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    love the top!

  126. Barbara

    June 10, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    great summer shot!

  127. Nan

    June 10, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Shoe freaks (like me): Cydwoq Vintage Line sandals "Heli" are pretty close to what she's wearing.

  128. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    lucky bike.

  129. OwenW

    June 12, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Wonderful photo. BUT, I can't believe for one second that this is her bike. She would ride THOSE pedals in THOSE sandals. Not likely!

    Still, it's such a nice photo…

  130. Anonymous

    June 13, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    As a cyclist of the retro vein I have to say I admire the bike, looks like lugged steel, brooks of England leather saddle, clips and straps. I wish she would turn the handle bars the other way, unless her wheel is just turned around, I cannot tell. All in all very nice with a good job of taping. I ride with the same old style 3 speed bars taped all the way up like those, comfort.

    Yea, she looks good too but I don't think she can use those pedals with those shoes.

  131. Tiger Fodder

    June 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Lovely relaxed style. The shoes are amazing!

  132. S

    June 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    this is great. love it

  133. Ethan M.

    June 15, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Sexy bike. The masculinity of the diamond frame and toe-straps are absolutely gorgeous touches.

  134. Georgia

    June 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

    OMG, one of my favourite pictures on here in a long time.

    Love the outfit, love it with the bike more.

  135. Anonymous

    June 16, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Love these photos! Has a very relaxing and effortlessly cool feel about it.

  136. by JOS

    June 19, 2009 at 2:47 am

    the sandals! love them.

  137. Nell

    June 19, 2009 at 8:09 am

    The shoes are fabulous!

  138. MiMi

    June 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Yep, I'm pretty sure those sandals are the Cydwoq Vintage Heli (so cute), which I just discovered are on sale at Ped Shoes. Cydwoqs are my favorite.

    Love the whole Saturday in the park look!

  139. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I love this picture even more than the Russian girl in a red jacket (the one with suspicious hotdogs). It's a really really cute picture.

  140. Anonymous

    June 29, 2009 at 7:54 am

    doesn't it remind you of that classic photo of marilyn monroe reading ulysesses?

  141. Jose Miguel

    July 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Great look, spectacular legs!

  142. msly

    July 15, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Reminds me of the 90's. Teenage randomness, carefree, alternative rock and dreams.

  143. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    This girl looks like Lolita. The hot pants and the bicycle really remind me of the movie.

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