Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On the Street….Tompkins Square Park, New York


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  1. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    effortless. stunning.

  2. Apothem Prints

    June 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I really need to get one of those bike locks…

  3. comme fraiche

    June 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Looks like she's taking a break from biking

  4. 2heels1flash

    June 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I use those glasses!

    I like her style….and your style….always!


  5. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    So very San Francisco

  6. Francesca Brzezicki

    June 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Hmm, I admire her confidence to have such an unusual hairstyle, but at the same time, I don't know…

  7. Elif Çelik

    June 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    punx on the sartorialist? oh yes!

  8. Monroe Steele

    June 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    The glasses are awesome

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  9. Wunmi W-A

    June 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm


  10. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    the girl has style

  11. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    she looks like a cooler, more urban Scarlett Johanson.

  12. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    i love her.

  13. s

    June 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Woooooow what a style ;D


  14. MeryMeli

    June 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I love this look, simply cool ;)

  15. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    her face reminds me to scarlett jo's…

  16. Cate

    June 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Bike Lock Belts. Love.

  17. Beverly Bohan

    June 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Young and sassy.

  18. Julie Khuu

    June 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Great do! Very preppy chic in the most rock/grunge way!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  19. Marcel Da Chump

    June 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Androgynous beauty
    bike lock chain belted cutie
    with American Spirits in plaid shirt pocket,
    Howl for Alan Ginsburg,
    like he once did for you.

  20. Sarah

    June 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Wow, look at that bike lock!


  21. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    She is amazing! Beautiful

  22. deryik

    June 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    it's like she's wearing her lips as her "statement" jewelry. perfect!

  23. Copper Etiquette

    June 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    This photo is hot its like chic meets geek I LOVE!!

  24. alessandra nitti

    June 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

  25. mon sac by me

    June 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    So cleaver eyes !

  26. Elisa

    June 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Beautiful lips. Great style.

  27. gia

    June 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Everyone loves her! Great style, love the lip color, glasses, shirt and hair! This is one of my favorites, a little less major sophistication, more just coooollll.

  28. The Bohmerian

    June 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Great shirt and accessories.

  29. Cynthia Fox-Giddens

    June 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I like this look and the plaid shirt stands out!

  30. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Love everything but especially her lips ! And she has such an expressive look ! Amazing pic :)

  31. AMAIA

    June 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I like this shot!

  32. Marc

    June 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Rise of the hipsters. Horn-rimmed glasses? Check. Plaid shirt? Check. Unusual accessory? Check. American Spirit cigarettes in front shirt pocket? Check.

  33. Beatrice B.

    June 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    hahaha… Marc, that's awesome! So right. Love the picture with your comment.

  34. Megan Hattie

    June 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    "Very SF" but also very Portland. Oh how I miss PDX…

    –Megan//The Martian Tide

  35. rEVOLVEr

    June 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    She's stunning. She actually looks like my wife's identical twin but with short hair. It's beautiful in every way. I really like the frame she's wearing, complements the shape of her face and makes it look harmonious and elegant.


    June 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Super great shots


  37. Twins

    June 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    awesome!! great glasses :)

  38. janel

    June 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I love your site! not just for the fashion but also for your great photos! I'm a big fan of your photography.

    Thanks for all your lovely post.


  39. Andrea Marie

    June 8, 2011 at 7:01 pm

  40. jdit

    June 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    If she kissed me with those lips I would faint. The glasses are very very cool.

  41. MEO

    June 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    fantastic girl

  42. Zizzi'sCloset

    June 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Love the shirt and her attitude!! Hot xx

  43. emmadajska

    June 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Horn-rimmed glasses – the popularity of the bold ones is enormous (it's even hard to find subtle frames these days), maybe it's just the shape that suits her well? Plaid shirt – who doesn't have at least one? Unusual accessory – you mean a bike lock? Maybe she's actually riding a bike? And the cigarettes – yes, deliberately placed and exposed but it's rather typical for the teenagers, some kind of teenage pugnacity (so visible in her stare and expression)… As you certainly know, it's typical for young people to use the visual "code" and somehow symbolic items to demonstrate a certain attitude. All of these things are as old as the world, older than the recent popularity of the world "hipster". In my opinion, the "hipster look" is often a cliche, designed from many fancy (but sometimes kitschy) items that don't create a strong, original entirety and lacks the personality and character. This girl, for me, certainly HAS both character and personality, she uses and mixes these items knowingly and with taste. I object to use the world "hipster" as a pejorative describing somebody who expresses his knowledge and familiarity with popular culture, teenage culture, street culture, even mass media cliches. It's a little bit tricky, but in this case I agree it's rather a "kerouac-ambiance" look than swanking about a collection of fancy items.

  44. A Vermont Girl in Brooklyn

    June 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    @ Marc: Thank you for saying so… I have to agree, it's standard hipster. Sart has a thing for chain bike locks though.

    I would have taken the cigs for crayola crayons. Nice lips. I also like her long, straight fingers.

  45. Jice

    June 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Great. Plaid. Shirt.

  46. Nena Nadine

    June 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Love it.

  47. La Petite Marmoset

    June 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Such an intense stare, love it!
    La Petite Marmoset

  48. Rachel

    June 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Interesting industrial look with the lock

  49. Natalie Leung

    June 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    love the glasses and the plaid shirt. looks effortlessy cool.

  50. Hilary

    June 8, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    funky. shy. and unassuming.

  51. Littlest Owl

    June 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I have always wished I had beautiful little pillow lips like hers.

    What a lucky girl and whomever she kisses.

  52. Kurt

    June 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Interesting, a hipster on the sartorialist. I'm not sure what to think. 75% of the folks I hang out with dress like this. Maybe this is making it hard for me to get perspective.

  53. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    is it just me or does anyone else think she looks like scarlett johansson?!

  54. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    she is a beautiful girl her feminine looks shine through her boyish style

  55. MasonSharpe

    June 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    She can pull this off. Well done.

  56. Linda

    June 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Love her unique style!

  57. pimp my bricks

    June 8, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I think I'm the only one for whom the look does nothing.

    But I keep going back and back to have another look at her face.

  58. Marcel Da Chump

    June 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    " You're a real gone gal". The Howl Festival was this past weekend at Tompkins Square Park.
    Your collages show great promise.
    Loved 'Little Beatles'.

  59. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    So great. She looks like the love child of a grown-up Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and early ScarJo from Ghostworld. With a dash of Joey Ramone swagger thrown in the mix. No high fashion, high heels or expensive bag needed.


    June 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    But everybody seems to have missed the very lovely light coming in from the left.

  61. avrtnt

    June 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    The combination of her feminine features, particulary the sensual lips, and the masculine style is a very sexy. I'm thinking Katherine Hepburn.

  62. Suzanne Nelson

    June 8, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Stunning, Scott. You're taking street photography (which of course you pioneered) to another level.
    Many thanks for your truly inspiring work!

  63. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Great haircut, glasses, plaid button-down and fixed gear chain padlock phenomenon…love it! Does she actually have her bike with her? Or just wearing the chain as a true fixie enthusiast might?

  64. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Gorgeous young woman. I agree with the Scarlett Johansson comparison–BUT this woman hasn't been through the Hollywood mill, so she is way more interesting because she is doing her own thing.

  65. oslolook

    June 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

    perfect for the age and for her age.. Truly the look of today's youth; Dressing for who you are, not what you want to be..

  66. Sootjeelina

    June 9, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Love her blouse and belt-thingy! Especially the belt, really creative

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  67. S

    June 9, 2011 at 1:09 am

    i want my hair like this!!

  68. thwany

    June 9, 2011 at 1:21 am

    she has pretty lips.

  69. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 2:13 am

    She's stunning.

    And to Monsieur Da Chump–digging the poetry, especially today's.

  70. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I second emmadajska's post. Please, let's not add hipster scolding to cigarette and bike helmet scolding. All are tiresome and none reflect well upon their practitioners.

  71. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Are you sure that's not Portland?

  72. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 2:38 am

    The hair puzzled for a moment, but New York, summer and bike helmet, and all becomes rational. It somehow looks good on her.

  73. Conni, Denmark

    June 9, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Love her glasses and the belt. She's cool :-)

  74. Kali

    June 9, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I like her leggings, what a nice texture…glasses & hair are to lips as shirt & cigarettes are to leggings?

    Sleek modern athletic clothes merged seamlessly with the vintage utilitarianism in the top half… And then the bike lock belongs to both worlds!

  75. 1001 LOVELY THINGS

    June 9, 2011 at 3:19 am

    The glasses are so much! I also like this shirt to wear it with jeans… so casual…

  76. MELISSA Z.

    June 9, 2011 at 3:45 am

    cool plaid shirt and great photo!

  77. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Well personally I prefer hipsters to fashionistas if we're going to hurl labels around, but she's just great regardless. And I bet her bike lock actually gets used – some of the cycle chic crew seem to ride one block then pose.

  78. [email protected] marigold

    June 9, 2011 at 4:07 am

    reminds me of scarlett johansson in 'scoop' even though the hair is different..xx meenal

  79. Karel Novy

    June 9, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Pretty nice girl and beautiful shirt!

  80. Norma Shephard

    June 9, 2011 at 5:20 am

    A true natural beauty. I love that her hair her nails are not salon perfect.

  81. AcidNoise

    June 9, 2011 at 5:44 am

    i like her. really cool.
    she looks like a female kurt cobain.

  82. Chung. 9

    June 9, 2011 at 5:46 am

    her glass likes nice
    not so smart but freedom
    with her chain!!

  83. Scart

    June 9, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Cool as. I love it when you include proper street style – the fashionistas with bags of money get boring.

  84. Vinny

    June 9, 2011 at 7:19 am

    androgyny on the come back….cool

  85. Jerome C.

    June 9, 2011 at 7:29 am

  86. Dorothy C

    June 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Sweet..I think I just found a new girl crush!…too bad I'll never know who this gorgeous gal is…different coast,different country,different generation.

  87. Gianluca

    June 9, 2011 at 7:39 am


  88. Vicoprofen

    June 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Wow.. you look gorgeous dear..
    love that outfit…


  89. antique engagement rings

    June 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Love the glasses… very vintage!

  90. Nia

    June 9, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I agree with the Scarlet Johanson comparation :)

  91. Designer Dresses

    June 9, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Sometimes I wonder how you find so much beauty in everyday things, this picture seems like a wonderful example of style that we overlook so often.
    I love how she has such simple accessories: stud earrings and horn rimmed glasses and keeps her makeup simple to match it. Her lips are the most obvious feature and you can see that was a deliberate highlighting of one of her stronger features :)
    I have often felt that plaid is difficult to use as something feminine but I like how this works.

  92. Mel

    June 9, 2011 at 8:38 am

    She's a dead ringer for MNDR singer Amanda. Bang Bang Bang.

  93. Daryl

    June 9, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Luscious lips!

  94. Victoria Regia

    June 9, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Marc's comment is too funny!

  95. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 11:37 am

    This includes elements of standard street style that you could find in any East Art Village in a few major cities – however, it's a nice contrast from elements that you'd find in standard runway style that we see often on this blog.

    I've seen hairstyles similar to this on a few girls. Some go as far as to shave one side. It's interesting, and when done on the right person, adds a ton of attitude and boldness to their look. It could appear to be gimmicky or 'off' if not executed properly, though.

    Yes, we all see the Evo Mini U-Lock with bike chain and the Spirits in the breast pocket. But no one else noticed the button on the opposing breast pocket? I think it was intentionally pinned there to create a more balanced look. I love subtle details!

    Great shot.

  96. anthony

    June 9, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Nicely jacked in. Bam! and the bike chain gets snapped by a boltcutter.

  97. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 11:56 am

    wait, hipsters are fashionable now? They're going to have to come up with a whole new look!

    I do enjoy her look of disdain, well played

  98. maya

    June 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm

  99. shooting star

    June 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    geeky chic and totally effortless..reminds me of my college days when i used to be so effortless and in i dont want to get out without my lenses!!!! though sometimes i do!!….oh the cruel world of fashion :((

  100. r. pollack

    June 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Not disdain. Her look is a little mistrustful, which is what you would expect from a young person who obviously has her own mind. I like this belle of the isle.

  101. Jelliy

    June 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    What is the relation between hipster and fashion? Inclusive? Exclusive? Overlapping? Answers please

  102. carlotta robotta

    June 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I love the glasses. I really like how she is in a pretty casual, laid back outfit, but from her stance, and the way and has a nose and chin held up she could be an aristocrat or royal,someone of great importance.
    There's a really pretty girl behind the glasses and mousy hair. Her lips remind me of Scarlett Johannson. x

  103. orphansparrow

    June 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Do you ever go to Seattle, or especially Olympia Washington?

    If not you should. You'll get a lot of punk looks like this, but people there are also endlessly artful and unique in the way they dress~

  104. Maryanne

    June 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    and to think once we have grown up and become adult, that we leave high school labels behind.
    yet i keep reading 'hipster' and ' fashionista' responses.

    to each his/her own.

    i will say this, the diamond earring stud & pillowly pink pout are what puts the spin on the masculine attire.

  105. 2buttonswag

    June 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I can imagine that bike chain getting pretty heavy. I swear I know this girl though….lips are throwing me off though. Maybe just a similar hair style, glasses, eyes, and fashion taste…….which means I probably know this girl.

  106. lisa

    June 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    well, i have no Hollywood reference, but this look is a good original :)

  107. K

    June 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    the bike chain!

  108. Christine Concepcion

    June 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I miss my hair being like this! That chain around her waist is so massive! Interesting.

  109. Shervin Nassi

    June 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Beaut lips haircut glasses and a cool shirt!

  110. Isabelle Ljungblom

    June 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    She looks a little bit like Scarlett Johansson!

  111. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    i really hope that's not a packet of ciggies in her front pocket :(

  112. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Thrasher Oath button is crucial

  113. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    @Dorothy C: she's a wonderful server at Cafe Select, a Swiss cafe in Nolita. And to the earlier commenters: she's everything the picture captures. Shy but nice, stylish and very beautifully unassuming.

  114. Eclectico

    June 10, 2011 at 1:12 am

    so beautiful girl and strong style wow :D

  115. ilegirl

    June 10, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Great hair!

  116. Caradiaz

    June 10, 2011 at 4:40 am

    This girl actually reminds me of Scarlett Johansson.

  117. ash

    June 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I think hipsters make fashion with less, for the most part. Or at least that's how it started. I live in Seattle and what was once original is totally run of the mill now. You can't turn around on Cap Hill without seeing someone dressed like this, right down to the pin on her pocket probably professing something "radical." This haircut was standard 20-something queer a couple of years ago and is now standard hipster. Not to say this isn't a great shot and the girl isn't beautiful. But walking around my neighborhood sometimes is like going to a party where everyone is wearing the same basic little black dress. Even so, I don't want to live anywhere else.

  118. Melissa L.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    It's interesting – and I see the value in this picture, but I'm put off by her hair. It looks dirty. And the cigarettes in her pocket. ): Wearing a bike chain around your waist isn't extremely practical either – looks very heavy. Her face is absolutely stunning though, and I envy anyone who can pull off statement glasses like that.

  119. Dorothy.C.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Hold on there….I simply said girl crush…not escaped mental patient/wing nut stalker girl crush!…restraining orders are such a turn off!!

  120. Anonymous

    June 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Ah yes, the "hipster" uniform. I'm sure her fixed gear bike is just out of frame. I personally love this look. Love that it's unisex, comfortable, and completely stylish. Come to East Vancouver, Canada. This is how every person between 21-31 is dressing.

  121. ChalcedonyofSF

    June 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I have a feeling she doesn't quite care what we think of her. However, I do like how she wears her bike chain – THAT works.

  122. lollipop4598

    June 11, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Aw… cute little hipster girl. I really like the lip color. A dark vivid pink is it? Im pretty sure Ill be looking for that exact lip color in that exact matte finish tommorrow.

  123. Anonymous

    June 11, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Realllly want that shirt!

  124. Anonymous

    June 11, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Now, this is really why I follow this blog – the combination of different styles from high fashion to this adorable cool real person!

  125. Anonymous

    June 11, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Other than the fact that this girl is a textbook example of a "type" I don't see anything here.

  126. christina

    June 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    She looks like a byrd. Hair resembles a feather cut.

  127. Mike Sherman

    June 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    typical hipster-wear; nothing special here in my eyes…

  128. Anonymous

    June 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    for a second i thought she was Michelle Williams

  129. Anonymous

    June 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Great, now we need a picture of the Fleet Foxes guy in plaid

  130. Ghost Made

    June 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    She looks a little like Michelle Williams – Heath Ledger's baby mama.

  131. Anonymous

    June 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Say what you like about the hipster vibe, she wears those frames really well.

  132. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    are those jeggings?!

  133. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 7:11 am

    c. you look pretty.hug from zurich

  134. Jonathan

    June 26, 2011 at 4:49 am

    God, she's like a female clone of me. Creepy. (But awesome.)

  135. Briar

    August 14, 2011 at 3:21 am

    It’s Ghost World!

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