Tuesday, May 6, 2008

On the Street…. The Painter (as in Stage Sets), NYC


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  1. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 8:14 am

    That’s a genuine image

  2. nikabrightlightwarrior

    May 6, 2008 at 8:36 am

    She is amazingly cool!

  3. TresChic

    May 6, 2008 at 8:39 am

    BTW, Sart, you were on Postsecret this past Sunday :).

  4. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 8:57 am

    she just looks so cool. the ultimate tomboy!

  5. Francis

    May 6, 2008 at 8:58 am

    funny. i thought she really wore those glasses.

  6. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I LOVE this image! She’s great!

  7. Paul Pincus

    May 6, 2008 at 9:31 am

    the pendant (specs) is cool.

  8. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 9:34 am

    That’s so gritty! I just want to growl when I see this picture. And that little necklace is such a fantastic touch.


  9. Felicia

    May 6, 2008 at 9:36 am

    No make over needed.
    She knows who she is and is not afraid to show it.

    Go ahead and get it, woman!


  10. carrot

    May 6, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Amazing. So sexy.

  11. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 9:51 am

    love the necklace

  12. trulymadlydeeply

    May 6, 2008 at 10:08 am

    ain’t nothin but a g-thaang baybay!

  13. Dr. Jean Grey

    May 6, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I’m a new regular to the blog and this is the best i’ve seen to date. Outfit is hot but her inner cool is reflected in this one and it makes the pic. Good eye, dear sart.

  14. divasoul

    May 6, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I love this. So comfortable in who she is cool.

  15. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 10:23 am

    yeah, definitely SEXY! she just gives off such a good vibe. i hope she really is happy in her life, because seeing this photo of her today really made me happy.

  16. angela

    May 6, 2008 at 10:39 am

    I love the extra touch of the paintbrush holster! Fantastic. She’s so androgynous.

  17. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 10:51 am

    this is what Alison Lurie, in her great book, “The Language of Clothes” calls the,”artists are workers too” look. working-class creds for Vassar art history grads.

  18. Alice Olive

    May 6, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Wow – what a portrait. The expression is intense and the clothes – colours and fabrics – are perfectly suited. Love the sunnies necklace too!

  19. SB

    May 6, 2008 at 11:02 am

    i love it! unconsciously cool

  20. Clarissa

    May 6, 2008 at 11:10 am

    what a thinspiration

  21. Jaime

    May 6, 2008 at 11:16 am

    That is *hot*.

  22. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 11:18 am

    love her hair!

  23. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Funny, I thought “she” was a “he”.

  24. Ashe Mischief

    May 6, 2008 at 11:39 am

    She’s so confident, yet disaffected, sexy, and androgynous. I love the casualness of her and how she’s so fierce.

    In many ways, this woman is New York.

  25. Danielle

    May 6, 2008 at 11:41 am

    that is one bad ass shot. i love it.

  26. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    She’s nice! Strong, raw image, but a different style of strength from the ones of Hyeres. I love your portraits that capture the style of the individual– and this is one of them :-) Excellent.


  27. Stephanie

    May 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Best one to date :)

    There’s such an understated composure to it.

  28. Hijabi Apprentice

    May 6, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    strong, beautiful, sexy and tough!

  29. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    This woman is Sexy!!!!

  30. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    oh man. she is hot. and unbelievably cool.

  31. Luciernaka

    May 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    wow. I totally want to make out with her.

  32. Mo! No!

    May 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Very hardcore.

    She looks like Tony Jaa from Ong Bak.

  33. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    I’m in love!

  34. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I wonder if the specs are reading glasses. Probably not, at her age, but I need em, man! I need a reading glasses necklace.

  35. Iheartfashion

    May 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Way to look cool while doing your job!
    LOVE the eyeglass necklace!

  36. amylola

    May 6, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    my husband was a scenic artist when we first met and i remember thinking he looked his sexiest when he had on his paint-splatterd clothes and a work-belt.

    she is beautiful – i hope she has a lover who appreciates her in this work mode!

  37. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    uh, perfect! (in love.)

    but sart, besides, what about phoenix?!

  38. dalisalvador

    May 6, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Everything down to the tattoo on her arm, says “cool”.

  39. thehugemistake

    May 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    reminds me of the tahitian women that gauguin painted. she has the kind of facial bone structure that doesn’t need any make-up. i envy that about her!

  40. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    The subject’s androgyny is definitely the most intriguing aspect of this image. You immediately want to know more about this person…

  41. Willa

    May 6, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Does anyone know the meaning behind those square arm tats? I’ve been seeing them around an awful lot lately.

    Also: love the necklace and the paint-splattered jeans.

  42. rosemary

    May 6, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    oh, wow, i’m in love.

  43. Style Slicker

    May 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    she’s sexy cool!!


  44. Caroline

    May 6, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    sart! any chance you will be in Firenze this summer? I will be studying the whole month of july and beginning of august.

  45. sarah

    May 6, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I used to be a painter: sets, museum exhibitions, mural restoration… and this is EXACTLY the outfit I would wear everyday – attitude included. I always thought people were judging my paint spattered pants, shirt, arms, glasses… but now I realize they were simply wishing they had a creative job – what I find myself thinking as I look at her.

    Grass is always greener.

  46. ...love Maegan

    May 6, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    the colors, the paint, the …everything. Great photo.

  47. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    If I saw her in real life, I’d try to be frineds with her. Very charming (yes- rather than “tough”) and interesting aura.

  48. aviewaskew

    May 6, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    so siouxsie without needing make-up~attitude is everything…

  49. jessica peterson

    May 6, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    in case you didn’t know, there is a funny comment referencing you, “the Satorialist Photographer”, on the PostSecret blog: http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com

    thought you might find it entertaining…

    xxjessica from paris

  50. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    All attitude. Love it.

  51. aziza

    May 6, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    I like her jeans. I don’t know if anyone’s told you this yet already but someone sent in a secret to Post Secret that had to do with you.


    I put it on my blog. I linked you to that rather than to post secret because the guy takes down the secrets after a few days.

  52. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    YEAH S.P.!!
    You know who I am, congrats on being featured…you’re taking everybody to drool school, obviously!

  53. Josefina

    May 6, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I’d like to see her paintings!


    May 6, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I love a soft looking androgynous chic. She gets it right.

  55. Hanna

    May 6, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    My goodness that’s a woman? Oh well, doesn’t matter, I’d still kill for those jeans. Better than Dolce and Gabbana could ever make it.

  56. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    i LOVE the necklace…does anyone know where i can find one like that??

  57. citizen

    May 6, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    truly fierce! she’s not afraid to get a little dirty.

    love the hair and glasses necklace.

  58. monique

    May 6, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Willa – I think those square blocked tats are just covers of old tats. She probably had her ex-girflriend’s name on her arm and wanted it off.

    She’s rockin’ the L.A. chic butch cool thing. Like Sunday’s at the Abby after a little painting. Yummy.

  59. Ann (MobayDP)

    May 6, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Some people just have this amazing ability to be cool and sexy…even with paint on.

    I think this is a brilliant shot Sart.

  60. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    This picture captures my dear friend. she looks so amazing, and this is so her. I love it, wonderful shot!! xx n

  61. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Dear Sart:

    Did you see the Postsecret entry about you: Every morning when I get dressed I think to myself: “Would the Sartorialist photograph me wearing this?”

    That’s genius! I do the same thing. :)Keep up the good work, and the excitement around town in these bad times.

    Love ya!

    Until we meet, xoxo

  62. Wontons

    May 7, 2008 at 12:30 am

    That belt is so perfect. Ties everything together, literally and figuratively. I want to BE this woman.

  63. ihop

    May 7, 2008 at 3:02 am

    How funny — I do quite a bit of painting (housepainting; mostly interiors, with varying degrees of creativity/artistry involved), and today, as I got yet another t-shirt covered in paint spatters, I was thinking to myself “Hmm, I wonder if it would be possible to make ‘paint-spattered’ a new fashion trend.”

    And now I think it just might be… way to go, Sart! Thanks for this!


  64. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 4:18 am

    far away gaze,
    hip and glam!

  65. Great Gift Ideas

    May 7, 2008 at 4:38 am

    Great pic. Nice tomboy look.

  66. Cerisa

    May 7, 2008 at 4:51 am

    I love this image

  67. Ståle

    May 7, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Very nice! Love the way she casually enjoys her camel. nice lines in the pic.

  68. styleanywhere

    May 7, 2008 at 8:01 am

    cool outfit!

  69. Caterina

    May 7, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Has anyone noticed the black gloves and her hand, holding the cigarette?

    This gloved hand with the cigarette reminds me of the grace of Coco Chanel or Katherine Hepburn!
    Something absolutely lady-ish and elegant! And then her made-up hair!

    A Diva in disguise!?!?!??!

  70. jin

    May 7, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    fierce !

  71. Poker Sponsor

    May 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    What a statement, art to the first degree….

  72. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Damn, she’s good.

  73. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Far Away Gaze,
    Hip And Glam!

  74. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    That necklace looks like the old-school version made by Tatty Devine a few years ago – don’t know if they still make them.

  75. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Would you have photographed her if it weren’t for the gloves? The outfit strikes me as more utilitarian than anything.

  76. my little apartment

    May 8, 2008 at 2:18 am

    she makes me want to be a lesbian.


    love that jawline and the collarbone. and the lips. and the hair. and the cheekbones. oh, and the whole outfit/necklass/smoking thing too.


  77. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 6:25 am

    So damn hot.

  78. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 10:36 am

    these comments about her being a lesbian are so rude to me. why döes she have to be a lesbian?

    not all of us are “girlie-girls”. söme of us reamin tomboys until a very late age. i, for one, am just such a woman. the desire to dress and present myself in a more feminine manner came very late to me.

    regardless, she has a style that is so cool which testifies that she is comfortable in her own skin. why make suspect references to her sexuality?

  79. amyw

    May 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I love this picture. It’s probably one of my favorite Sartorialist pictures, actually. I love when the subject is so comfortable and confident that it looks like they could pull off wearing a paper sack.

  80. Nozferatu

    May 8, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I’m having a very hard time trying to figure out if that’s a woman or a man.

  81. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    The female James Dean. Hot!

  82. WigWagBam!

    May 10, 2008 at 2:23 am

    my god that is cool. she actually has the nerve to paint in white pants. love it.

  83. Danielle

    May 11, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    this is one of the most gorgeous women i’ve ever seen! thank you for the post, i love her hair like burning.

  84. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 6:15 am


  85. Anonymous

    May 31, 2008 at 8:55 am

    What’s really APPEALING and REFRESHING about this woman is her natural stance. Usually on this site, you’ll see a bunch of generic looking white women all dolled up in uber-end fashion. Most of the time, they don’t even look great to me because their whole outfit and pose seems so contrived. This woman, however, is the polar opposite: she’s asian, has a quirky faux hawk do’, no make-up and looks absolutely fabulous in her paint splattered clothes. Plus, we can’t ignore her glasses pendant or beautiful full lips! She just radiates natural coolness–which is rare in NYC these days! This is what NYC look is about; individuality, which has been missing now. Hail to those women who don’t need a stupid $2,000 bag to look good!
    Scott, this is truly what we need to see more of on this site!

  86. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove…

  87. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 2:22 am

    she is delightful

  88. Anonymous

    January 4, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I think the necklace is kidviskous

  89. KidViskous

    February 22, 2010 at 3:25 am

    YES that is a KidViskous Mini Spex necklace, one of my babies!

    As a jewelry designer, I'm so glad to have a piece featured on the Sartorialist!

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