Monday, January 29, 2007

On the Street…….The Blonde, Paris


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  1. helena

    January 29, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    so beautiful…very 90′s

  2. daniqueconijn

    January 29, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    oh HOW VERY debbie harry!
    i love the glasses

  3. Deja Pseu

    January 29, 2007 at 5:58 pm


  4. Kelly

    January 29, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Can I BE her? Is there any way to jump through this blog, into Paris, in front of THOSE bare trees, with THAT hair, clad in sophisticated black?

    She’s lovely. Thanks for the momentary transport!

  5. Maria

    January 29, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Totally Parisian: dramatic, casual-elegant yet totally girly and carefree.

  6. Ariane

    January 29, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    The bag, the skirt, the lips and the sun. Perfect. One of my favorite.

  7. Richard

    January 29, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    She’s beautiful, but that’s a lot of fabric…

  8. Anonymous

    January 29, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    sart, I like the women’s stuff, but please post more men’s clothing. As it is it seems like there are two or three women’s postings for every one man’s.

  9. Q

    January 29, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    I like how her light hair contrasts with her dark, heavy layers. Although I do wish this whole grunge look would pass a bit, it feels gloomy sometimes. I’m looking forward to spring.

  10. Anonymous

    January 29, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Ugh. Where’s the funeral?

    All black can be done well, of course; she just hasn’t here.

  11. Oxonian

    January 29, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    I love the proportion of this lady’s outfit, especially the thin ankles peeping out of the long, voluminous skirt, which has such a sense of comfort about it that’s so intimate and sexy.
    I admire your work Mr. Sartorialist, and feel that your presence is very much needed here in England!

  12. ma vie en rose

    January 29, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Wow. She is packing some serious attitude, and the layers are great. I love this whole look. Her bag, especially.

  13. Anonymous

    January 29, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    You’ve got to love Paris! I know Italians have unmistakable style, same as London, but only in Paris do they not seem to have to work at it. It’s like, an innate sense to them. Look at any of the following Paris shots, and they all seem unaware of their total perfect style. This woman may be riding her bike to work, but anywhere in America women riding their bike to work have nothing anywhere near these white leather boots, they’re wearing runners and sport shoes, and whatnot.

    France has style you cannot and will not ever reproduce anywhere else!

    Congratulations not only on catching this look but in capturing a breathless moment!

  14. Brandon

    January 29, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Love that morning light.

  15. Candid Cool

    January 29, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    quite a presence

  16. [email protected]

    January 29, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    i am constantley astounded at the beauty of your shots, the natural light, the unselfconsienceness of your work the obvious love and passion for the subject it all shines through so much more than so many ‘professionals’. I think it is the ‘soul’ you put into your work – anyways i love it

  17. Lit

    January 30, 2007 at 2:42 am

    This is very dramatic. She sort of looks like a merry widow, and I mean that in a good way. I do like it, I must say. And she’s loving the bag, its what gives her all that attitude. She’s a beautiful woman.

  18. Anonymous

    January 30, 2007 at 3:24 am

    Any one has any idea which brand this bag is from?

  19. thwany

    January 30, 2007 at 4:07 am

    i love it when people wear all black clothing

  20. Anonymous

    January 30, 2007 at 4:32 am

    to anon at 718, go to and get all the men’s fix you need. If anything we need more women’s inspiration. It is almost as if men’s fashion is more fun right now. Come on ladies, step up to the plate!

  21. Anonymous

    January 30, 2007 at 4:43 am

    When I saw this picture, I imagined her in motion — quick small feet in those little ballerina shoes, blonde hair blowing, the cropped jacket swaying, and that wonderful skirt all bounce and flutter.

  22. jana

    January 30, 2007 at 6:29 am

    love the atmosphere of the pic. striking

  23. Anonymous

    January 30, 2007 at 6:37 am

    those sunglasses give her such an enigmatic look.
    also, i love your photographs taken into the sun.

  24. Rafe Totengco

    January 30, 2007 at 9:27 am

    I love the volume of that skirt and how it’s held up from the inside a different points, simulating a bubble skirt. Nice Hogan bag too.

  25. FishrCutB8

    January 30, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. She’s beautiful.

  26. Anonymous

    January 30, 2007 at 11:03 am

    angelic, in a quite demonic fluster of fabric

  27. jeff

    January 30, 2007 at 11:16 am

    those of us in NY who are photographed by the sartorialist appear a bit more enthusiastic, honored.

    to me this picture says:

    “take ze picture stoopid. my cwa-son is dwyin’ out!”

  28. whyioughtta

    January 30, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Very Belle Epoque–she looks as 1890s as she does 1990s to me. She just needs some skates and a muff and a pretty hat.

    I’m with q, though: I’m looking forward to spring.

  29. Anonymous

    January 30, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    She looks so sweet, so elegant, yet firenldy and romantic. What can one say but that she is an absolutely lovely broad

  30. Anonymous

    January 30, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    That’s a great bag!
    Any hopes of getting more working-class/street/ghetto fashions here?

  31. Regina

    January 30, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    This is one great fashion image…
    I wish I could make my colleagues and students understand that!

  32. D. Kay

    January 30, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    I agree Helena. So very 90′s. I’m afraid of her.

  33. maeir

    January 30, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    I love that bag!

  34. Anonymous

    January 31, 2007 at 5:52 am

    It’s a beautiful picture but I think the coat is just too much. It completely swamps her.

  35. sandman_gr

    January 31, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Like a french version of Lisa Gerrard!

  36. Deja Pseu

    January 31, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    And I love the dark brown bag with the black ensemble.

  37. zuccotto

    February 1, 2007 at 12:55 am

    Indeed, I most always like your photos as photos. But to rave about this outfit? Ennnnnui from me.

  38. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    She and the woman in the photo above (as well as many others) both have the same pigeon toed stance. It seems to be a reaction to having a photo taken to turn all girlish and weird. These are such attractive women–it’s a shame they are so uncomfortable being observed or photographed.

  39. Oya

    February 4, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    That is how a Parisian looks like (in my mind )…

  40. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 2:12 am

    She definitely pulled this look off. . . not just anyone could.

  41. Anonymous

    March 16, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    She is gorgeous, and so is this photo.

  42. guerillalovenest

    August 14, 2009 at 2:28 am


  43. Meghan

    July 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    This is to die for (and no, that was not another funeral reference). This is perfection. It’s art. It’s obvious and mysterious at the same time.

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