Thursday, July 30, 2009

On the Street…. Variation on a Theme, Milano

The other day I posted a photo of Renata wearing this same type of sweater-wrap, skirt look. Apparently she made this her look of the Summer, and showed up to many of the shows in some variation of this theme. This is really making a look your own.


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  1. EMG

    July 30, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I'm 99% certain that I bought those same Donna Karan sunglasses last week. Love her use of color, it really balances out the neutral skirt.

  2. Kristin

    July 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I like this look, it's so effortless, unique and creative. Lovely colours too!

  3. Violeta

    July 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I love the colour combination! It's just so summer but without being all "flowers and happy colours".

  4. Allen - East Hampton

    July 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Great color combo. Understated and chic. Great shot.

  5. Hannah

    July 30, 2009 at 10:33 am

    She looks amazing – I love the classical color combination. And the sweater looks unbelievably good. Very inspiring!

  6. Kiran

    July 30, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Love this! Its simple, and variations are a buck in your bank. Money saver wardrobe you can say.

  7. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 10:40 am

    nice burst of colore. the wayfarer glasses fit well in her quirky/cool style

  8. Hayley

    July 30, 2009 at 10:45 am

    colorful. i like it (:

  9. Fashion4Life

    July 30, 2009 at 10:48 am

    yes, yes it is. im afraid i can't say that in a good way, though…..
    personally, im not a fan of her look. but hey-good for her!

  10. mullos

    July 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

    completely effortless and chic….

  11. Judith

    July 30, 2009 at 11:48 am

    She certainly knows how to work a sweater and color! This inspires on many levels. I look forward to your book, Scott, which I have pre-ordered from my favorite, local bookstore.

  12. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I adore this…what an inspired way to wear a sweater around your waist!

    Directed several friends to the previous navy and green combo…brilliant.

  13. ANna

    July 30, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    the sweater-wrap feels very Edie Beale (little Edie)… agreed the colors are nice.

  14. american dream

    July 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    it is a talent or just a good stylist to but everything 2gether that beautiful.

  15. diane

    July 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Great shot! It reminds me of a famous italian photograph.

  16. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    July 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Oh, she is so relazed looking and still keeps it damn good looking. It's like " I came straight from the garden, but I still look so good". And she does.


  17. Hadley Gets Crafty

    July 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I hope I look much like that when I'm her age.

    I love her shoes and sunglasses, especially.

  18. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I was trying to copy her look, but something was wrong (the sweter was spinning in my waist)

  19. Ani

    July 30, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I'd love to just spend the day with her knits…see what she has. I bet its a rainbow of colours! have a great day scott, ani x

  20. Ivy

    July 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    She's just… a goddess!

  21. Dannie

    July 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    i looove it, she looks sooo chic and effortless

  22. Anna Maria

    July 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I like this look, but I think she needs a good bra

  23. nabila

    July 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I'd love to look as good as her whenever I reach her age (guessing in the 50's?) : )

  24. Nouvelle Vue

    July 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I love this! So many colors that go so well together!

  25. die Blume

    July 30, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    She is beyond lovely!
    I would love to look that amazing at any time. Very inspirational


    July 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Practical and interesting.

  27. Bombshell Kitten

    July 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Fabulous color palette.

  28. Holly

    July 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    This screams me… I want every item that she is wearing…she certainly owns this look

  29. Cheryl

    July 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Just love the way that sweater is wrapped!

  30. nana

    July 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm


  31. AnonymousJK

    July 30, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    What is it about the Italian aesthetic? This look would never have occured to me, but I will definitely give it a try!

  32. Mod Paul

    July 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    She has this kind of Gypsy chic thing about her. Nice.

  33. Mod Paul

    July 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Nice Bangs Agne!!

  34. Nick Leonard

    July 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I like her sunnies.

  35. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    it's beautiful but I hope she isn't a one trick pony. I'd like to see what else she can come up with. . .

  36. alexantha

    July 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    excellent colors and shapes! and look, flats!!! chic and original.

  37. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Her use of colour and shape is really accomplished, but I'd prefer a knee length skirt to keep the look fresher.

  38. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    it's wonderful but uncomplicated. it's really very cool.


  39. Luciano Brina

    July 30, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    German :)

    Your blog rocks!

  40. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Lovely use of bold sweeps of color,
    in atypical combination.
    Or is it?
    Or is it merely…
    the German flag flown upside down?

  41. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    it's like the ultimate marc jacobs collection

  42. lucinda

    July 30, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I don't think I've worn a jumper around tied around my waist since high school but this is just so elegant!

  43. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Let's not forget that the light that Scott caught her in definitely contributes to the beauty of this image!

  44. Rachel Anne

    July 30, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I like it! Very Grey Gardens.

  45. Anonymous

    July 31, 2009 at 4:55 am

    While I enjoy all your photos, please try to post more "average" folks. I find it hard to feel a connection with the fashion-elite. This isn't directed necessarily at this post, but in general.

    I hope that didn't come of as a criticism of the site – it wasn't meant to be. Just a request.

  46. Gwen

    July 31, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Nice mix of colors/neutrals, eclectic, looks comfortable.

  47. Anonymous

    July 31, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I non like it for reasons which currently escape me.

    Maybe it's because every second ostrogothic bogan with a mullet in Sydney wears a flannelette shirt or jumper around their waist.

    Jesus almighty do I miss Italy!


  48. matilda

    July 31, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Today I was just thinking about the blue-green outift of Mrs. Renata and here she is with the red cardigan. She's my inspiration:-)

  49. Anonymous

    July 31, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Is it a Prada skirt? I think I have the same one, only shorter.

  50. Rita

    July 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    I'd love to see this look from the back.

  51. hi-d

    July 31, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Love these colors. They make me happy!

  52. stefica

    July 31, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    i like the simplicity of the little straw bag and i love the skirt! not that into the sweater idea, though it does work and the overall color scheme works very well.

  53. Anonymous

    July 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    are her sweater arms really long? does she stretch out her sweater? try it! it is hard to wrap the arms around and tie! what's going on here?

  54. Anonymous

    August 1, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    What a gorgeous woman! Her outfit is youthful and sophisticated. She looks so pulled together. Marvelous!

  55. Anonymous

    August 1, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Tried to copy this look but can't- did she step in the sweater, then tie it, or is it a sweater cardigan worn open in the back (like an apron)? This look is summer chic and flattering, would love to understand how her sweater arms got that long enough to tie.
    My sweater arms were too short to pull off; tried it with a shirt too, no luck…

  56. L

    August 2, 2009 at 12:45 am

    love the assortment of colors, the sandals and straw bag are very cute.

  57. hayleysherie

    August 2, 2009 at 1:09 am

    oh goodness, i love her shoes! and that sweet little teal detail on the inside of the skirt!

  58. CW

    August 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Renata could be mistaken for Susan Sarandon, who frequently dresses like this.

  59. Daisy

    August 2, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    incredible color sense.

  60. Anonymous

    August 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Wow! She looks awesome!!! Absolutely flawless!!! I love it all, and I want it all!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration, Sart!

  61. Anonymous

    August 3, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I like. She looks like a Rothko.

  62. i

    August 3, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Love the look, the colors and the femininity of the outfit. So inspirational.

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  63. Bibi in wonderland

    August 4, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Renata is such a talented writer and she is so effortlessly chic.. we love her!

  64. Anonymous

    August 4, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    one of those "fashion at any age" notes. i love that this look is ageless, timeless, inspirational, and, because of the wearer, unique.

  65. inari

    August 5, 2009 at 3:49 am

    love the colour balance
    and kind of natural attitude.

    she looks like she's not meant to be fashionable, but actually she is.

    I like that.

  66. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Wow, Beautiful! Now SHE has style!

  67. travelbug

    August 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Great combinations for summer, for her hair. The sandals are sweet.

  68. TC

    August 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Great look, but she is in dire need of a better fitting bra.

  69. Bird of Light

    August 10, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Comfortable & colorful!.. Forget the bra – she is evidently comfortable in her own skin…What more does one need to be attractive? – Very nice photo, of a chic lady

  70. Alexa

    September 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Oh my! Gorgeous. The colors, the style. I want to be this woman. Now. Not in 20 yrs.

  71. The Sentimental Bloke

    September 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    An extraordinary use of light. Gives it an 'old masters' look. The lady and her outfit contribute to the impression too

  72. Jessica

    September 27, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Funny, I immediately thought of this picture by the Artist Bill Viola.

  73. Juanita

    August 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Looking good but where is her BRA!!??? Seriously, it’s just NOT a good look unless you’re Cybil Shepherd in Taxi Driver!

  74. julian

    September 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Very stylish woman

    Love her overall look

  75. Albertine, NYC

    December 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    This Renata lady seems to have an admirable sense of style

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