Sunday, August 5, 2012

On the Street…..Via Turati, Milano


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  1. Darrell

    August 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Funny how a pretty woman will look pretty wearing everything.
    Or nothing.
    This is a very pretty woman.

    • Lynn

      August 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

      Completely agree. Totally blah outfit on someone who could make a paper bag look good. I made up a backstory in my head — she went to a glamorous event last night and crashed at a girlfriend’s house. These are her girlfriend’s clothes, but the shoes and sunglasses are hers.

    • Name*

      August 8, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Completely disagree. It may be subtle, but the fit of those shorts is ah-mazing!!!! Higher waist, interesting a line cut. VERY informative, and flattering. Although she does not need much flattering. Stil, the width of the shorts makes the legs loook very slender. You can tell her legs are more athletic, so its a wise choice. i also LOVE LOVE the tone on tone coloring. there is a LOT to this outfit if you keep your eyes OPEN.

    • Martine

      November 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      YOU MUST NOT GET OUT MUCH!!! Just because nothing extravagant is happening doesn’t mean its good. Plenty of VERY PRETTY WOMEN LOOK TACKY and unattractive because of what they choose to wear. Sometimes learning how NOT TO OVERPOWER your beauty is a VERY DIFFICULT THING!!!

  2. Laura

    August 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Love the color and the bag!

  3. Carelia

    August 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I love how comfortable she looks. I like the color of the bag and shorts.

  4. Johnny

    August 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Superbe, there are no better words to describe this simple yet amazing look

  5. Sophie Mhabille

    August 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I love her sandals

  6. Erika

    August 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Casual “Chique”! Love it


    August 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    simple and nice outfit!!!

  8. Alice

    August 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Not many people can get away with such looks. She doesnt only look comfortable but chic as well. Thats an achievement to me

    • Alice

      August 6, 2012 at 3:30 am

      Girlfriend, this look can be anything but chic! Sorry, but I find it pretty boring.

  9. SebastianMx

    August 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    She has a perfect summer style

  10. LIZPR

    August 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    She has a “beautiful model off-duty” look about her. Clearly photogenic; has a body for clothes; but a bra would be great, and the shorts have that untapered look of actual pants being turned into cut-offs.

    Are people really going to gush over this outfit?

    • Isabelle

      August 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      I won’t. She looks great DESPITE her bad outfit. The shorts are awful.

      In my (not too humble) opinion, this post is about a great looking body, not of great style.

      • Nancy R

        August 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        Thank God – I am not the only one. There is nothing interesting or chic about this outfit. Just a beautiful woman who would look great in a paper bag.

    • Alice

      August 6, 2012 at 3:32 am

      Amen! Her outfit is bad! I wonder why people here tend to think everything is great just because Scott took the picture.

      • Stephanie

        August 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

        I totally agree! This is a woman with a dancer’s body (at least up top) but wearing a very very ugly outfit. Those shorts are awful!

        • crossing sweeper

          August 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm

          I quite agree! Not a great look.

          • Libbynan

            August 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

            This is a woman who knows she doesn’t have to give a damn about what she wears so she doesn’t!

    • Pinky

      August 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      I disagree. When I look at the photo, I see *her*. What I don’t see: A studied, forced, stylized “look” being rammed down my throat (Look at me! Look at me!) by some “fashionable” person who is always “on” and whose identity is merely in the material. The NYC photo subjects are, to me, an excellent example of this. So few seem to actually inhabit their bodies. This young lady is so much more than a “look”–she is human, she is real. I find Mr. Schuman’s photos always technically good; I don’t particulary care for some of his subject choices again, specifically in NYC. I do understand he needs to appeal to a broad audience. His Harlem subjects are always terrific because they actually live the life of the clothes they wear. His Euro photos subjects to me are always superior to much of his NYC work precisely because of this. I can reach out and touch this young lady because she is so real, she is elegant because she is real…no artifice, no need to be “on”. She’s fabulous, Mr. Schuman. Thank you for expanding your range; I find myself coming to your site more and more because of it.

  11. Xana Athens

    August 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    She is so simply impressive woman!

  12. Patrick

    August 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Exceptionally beautiful woman. But other than the earings, sunglasses and handbag, everything else is complely wrong for her, and wrong for Milan. The city is neither the lakes nor the coast, and one ignores this at one’s peril.

    • Best looking woman on this page by far

      August 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Thank goodness she ignored it. She looks better then all of the tidy, designer clothing clad women with no sense of adventure. i see a great attention to style, and a lot of thought in this casual outfit. People can have different opinions, but I think she looks at least twice as lovely as the too sweet looking african American girl in the vintage dress and flip flops, although she looks fine. This woman looks memorable. But my sister likes it less then me. So this is from us both.

      • Pinky

        August 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

        Patrick, even the “always on” folk need to be “off” sometimes…and look! This goddess had her pic taken by THE SATORIALIST, looking just this way. We should all be this lucky. If she looked like everybody else–”fashionably correct” maybe she wouldn’t have caught Mr. Schuman’s eye.

        LizPR and Name*–agree.

  13. MĂłnica - Mes Voyages Ă  Paris Blog

    August 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Love the shorts. She looks so cool with those boyfriend jeans… like the result!

  14. siberry

    August 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    This is a pretty thin woman.

  15. Sevan

    August 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I don’t see anything “chic” about this look. It’s just casual “blah.”

  16. carola

    August 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  17. Kjestine

    August 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Sorry- this just seems thrown together..and not in a good way. Nothing special. I am certainly not gushing, LIZPR!

  18. Lindsey

    August 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Love the color of those shorts looks great with the handbag

  19. dcinDC

    August 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    LIZPR: Don’t agree that she needs a bra – I think she would pass the pencil test – don’t know if anybody remembers that. But THANK YOU

    • Ann-Marie

      August 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      As someone who was young in the bra-less 60′s I sure do remember the pencil test…not that anyone cared then!

  20. dcinDC

    August 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Think my post entered before I was done – sorry.

    LIZPR – Don’t think she needs a bra – looks like she would pass the pencil test – see who remembers that one ;o). But THANK YOU for mentioning the shorts *grimacing and shaking my head “no”*. Everything else is so elegant, even tho it’s casual, but the shorts are just tacky. She could have rolled cuffs to save it, but the ragged edge just ruins an otherwise lovely look. See, it isn’t enough to be pretty.

  21. KEN.

    August 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Love it.

  22. Tonia

    August 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Wow. Slightly tattered cut-off shorts, a simple tank, and sandals – nothing special. Yet, this beauty makes this outfit look like 1 million dollars. It’s not about the clothes, it’s about style, confidence, and presence.

  23. L

    August 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I love the glasses, and subtly somewhat coordinating bag, shorts, and piping on her shirt. The unexpected yellow sandals are a very nice surprise.

  24. Hillary

    August 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I really dislike her tank and shorts. It reminds me of what sloppy teenage American girls wear, not thin, glamorous Italians.

    • Isabelle

      August 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Your comment makes me think: what if this “young working-class American girl” look was actually cool, in Milan, because it is unexpected? Who knows.

      I still think, though, that if there is a “second level” thinking to her outfit, it probably got lost in these baggy shorts.

  25. Andrew89

    August 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Those shorts really aren’t working for her thin physique. Maybe if they were slightly less loose-fitting. She is, as mentioned, very pretty.

    But having worked years in retail and seeing countless customers in shorts, sandals, and some kind of very casual top, it’s pretty banal to see such pics on this here fashion blog.

  26. [email protected]

    August 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    This is a refreshing change from blue denim cutoffs. I like the richly colored bag and her cute sandals.

  27. Sofia

    August 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Great summer look!

  28. ivan russo

    August 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    a very beautiful color shorts!

  29. Mr Essentialist

    August 5, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    The sandals are my favorite part of her outfit – especially the way they wrap around her ankle.

  30. Lisa O.

    August 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I love braless. but this bralessness looks simply inelegant with, well, everything she’s wearing. she looks as if she’s unstable. I think that what is affecting me is the lack of tailoring for her age and all that red color. I feel there is more than enough red in the World. I, myself, am just now coming out of being poor for the last 4 years; it was especially bad for me last year. but, thank goodness, I didn’t need to buy resale, I just wore thin the still-dark blue denim & higher quality black tees, etc. that I purchased in previous years to maintain myself. and I still felt very, very fortunate. :)

    • Lisa O.

      August 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      I realized that my comment sounded disjointed.
      what I meant to say was that I would not walk out of my home looking like this even if I were destitute, and I have admittedly been poor myself. and I have the same body type, if anyone wonders if I am envious. these photos are wonderful, though as usual!

  31. Carmen Iris

    August 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I really like the sunglasses and simple sandal.

  32. monkeyshines

    August 6, 2012 at 12:21 am



  33. Tim

    August 6, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Love the cut of the jorts. I wonder if she made them herself. What I really think makes this outfit, though, is how tastefully she accessorizes. Both her sandals and sunglasses are simple, but unique.

  34. Sonia

    August 6, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I don’t think this outfit is ugly, and you can really see how you can pull off anything just paying attention to the details: this outfit is made by a good color combination, pretty shoes, bag and hairdo, earrings and shades. Everything else is just fine because of that, even interesting to look at and to consider as a trend… once more the presentation is what counts!

    • Terrace Gent

      August 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Well said …

      I have just got back from Italy and this is a look that only the Italians seem able to pull off. Understated and yet brilliant in the detail.

  35. Michelle Lee

    August 6, 2012 at 1:38 am

    love the shorts and sunnies

  36. Mira

    August 6, 2012 at 1:50 am

    That´s not a beautiful outfit. I would wear that at home on a hot day but at least she´s very pretty :D


  37. Czar

    August 6, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Don’t care for her outfit
    she’s so damn beautiful she can get away with wearing just about anything.

    But, it’s not simply her beauty; America has more than its share of beautiful women; what the Europeans have is bearing, posture, presence, and pride. I don’t recall ever seeing a shot of a European slouching or with poor posture on this blog.

    For me, it’s all about the presence, posture, bearing, and pride of Europeans.

    • Tonia

      August 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      I made the same point. Style is not only about the garment and accessories, it is about confidence and presence.

      I also like Sonia’s comment above. Attention to detail is everything. The glasses, the hair, the bag and the pop of yellow from her shoes – when put all together, makes a rather dull concept (cut off shorts and a tank) look good.

  38. WhiteCloset

    August 6, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Love those sandals not those shorts.. :)

    Lovely picture! :)

  39. Beauty Follower

    August 6, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Beautiful sandals!

  40. Alice

    August 6, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Girlfriend, please put a bra on!!

    Oh, and btw her outfit is boring. Really! I dislike she cut off faded jeans and her kind of sports top. Only the sandals and bag are ok.

  41. Jessica

    August 6, 2012 at 3:53 am

    I love awkward length shorts.
    Hella awesome
    The Lovelorn

  42. Sandy

    August 6, 2012 at 4:00 am

    She wears her clothes with confidence. This all that matters.

  43. London

    August 6, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I like her bag, it looks pretty, roomy and soft.

  44. Beatrice

    August 6, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Love the color of the bag!

  45. B.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:37 am

    I don’t like her outfit at all, but I agree she still looks good

  46. cristina

    August 6, 2012 at 4:51 am

    it’s great how her classic face and sunglasses have nothing to do with her outfit. But hey, it’s been hot here in Milan, and on an August day, when the city is half empty, almost anything goes if you are just running down to the store.

    she makes me think of a ballerina. they have a way of dressing down and letting their great posture and body do the work. great shot.

  47. S A V V Y 9 2

    August 6, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Oofff, terrible outfit in my opinion.. But she makes it work for some reason. I hope she didn’t take long to pick this outfit! If so, it works for me, and she wears it like she doesn’t care, so then it double works for me.

  48. Cherryred

    August 6, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Oh yes!!! She is simply amazing!!! I know her very well: she’s a model I used to work with and it was a real pleasure to style her. She is so naturly classy and elegant that everything she wears becomes special.

  49. Merry

    August 6, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Deja vu–so cute in a 1970s sort of way from the cutoffs to going braless!

  50. Monika

    August 6, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Simple chic. Brave color set. I especially like the deep red colour of her bag. Like red wine.

  51. Helen

    August 6, 2012 at 6:58 am

    This combination is well known but really interessting on her. It looks a bit as if she borrowed the shorts of her boyfriend, but she makes it work!!!

  52. Thomstach

    August 6, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I know that, people here, in this blog, don’t like negative post but : what can you find of interesting in this picture ? I know, I know, there is always a detail….but is it enough ? She looks like a lot of people who probably don’t care about their style. Moreover she looks arrogant. So i’m a little bit disappointed. Sorry again for this post : i don’t want to creat a polemic , but for this time, i’m quite surprised by the chose of the subject.

    • Alice

      August 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Agree! I sometimes have the impression people here want to see more than it really has to be seen.

  53. EVA

    August 6, 2012 at 7:07 am

  54. Susie

    August 6, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Yet another fine example of beauty in simplicity!

    Sea and Swank

  55. Anne

    August 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

    (I hope that the new configuration of the comments, with the “reply” will not invite people to go always for the negative comment. I think I liked it better before, “reply” always stimulate conflict and hostility on blogs…)

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      August 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

      On the contrary, Anne! “Reply” has stimulated great conversation, and interesting points are even better communicated this way.

    • S A V V Y 9 2

      August 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      I haven’t seen a lot of negativity yet. I actually really like this function, it allows me to have more interaction with other readers.

  56. Freya - Fashionable People

    August 6, 2012 at 8:29 am

    This look is a great example of casual style, though the shorts and top are not my favourite combination I love how the yellow sandals add a touch of femininity and colour :)

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    August 6, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Wow, just stunning…

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  58. kitchen afternoon

    August 6, 2012 at 8:42 am

    looks like a yachtie who wandered in to town while waiting for parts………….

    • Name*

      August 8, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      I don’t know what yachtie is, but I assume it means gorgeous sophisticated woman, because thats what she is.

  59. antique engagement rings

    August 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I love her earrings!

  60. Gan

    August 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Perfect example of how fitness is the most important accessory to pursue.

  61. ttea

    August 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I like her sandals, but that’s about it. Th shorts are very unflattering. She does look extremely fit however, her arms look really toned.

  62. teresa

    August 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  63. Dave Benneman

    August 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    It is the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. The ensemble was probably sold in an exclusive boutique for untold Euros and that is what makes it sheik.

  64. Niia

    August 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    From neck to knee, it looks like a different person (any American teenager) and then her head, hair, sunglasses and sandals are as elegant and lovely as her face. Kind of a funny picture for that reason!

  65. Fab Ego

    August 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    So simple and yet elegant!

  66. Sabrina

    August 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I think this is a terrible outfit – there is nothing redeeming but the sandals.

  67. american food baton rouge

    August 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    She looks awesome in this outfit! That perfectly fits her.

  68. VĂ­ctor

    August 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Just like a woman…

  69. Tânia

    August 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    She’s definitly a dancer, that’s why she’s so elegant and looks comfortable – she would look like this in just about anything.

  70. Tovah

    August 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    She looks like it’s laundry day and she’s just waiting to get back to the laundromat.

    Also, greasy hair and what is going on with those shorts?

    Other than that, love it!

  71. vanessa

    August 7, 2012 at 10:26 am


  72. the outfit diaries

    August 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    i think the shorts are cool but not for her. It feels like it’s not her style. The top is awful in my opinion, and not wearing a bra is really unacceptable..

    • Emilie

      August 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      May I ask why you think not wearing a bra is unacceptable? I think it looks very cool if you can do it without being uncomfortable. I unfortunately cannot, seeing as I am quite busty, but I do secretly long for A cups + no bra + ever so slightly see through jersey T-shirt (think Acne t-shirts). Alluring (yet not at all cheap) and very very cool!

  73. YQS

    August 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    She is beautiful…why is she wearing that hideous outfit?

  74. YQS

    August 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I love this site for posting different styles that challenge our perception of fashion. What is fashion and what isn’t, what is style and what isn’t. This outfit. in my opinion, is neither fashion nor style. But, as I said in a previous post, she is beautiful, but not doing it justice.

  75. Frank Li

    August 8, 2012 at 1:22 am

    While the shorts are not the most flattering pair for a fit woman like her, overall she still looks very stylish.

  76. Adeline

    August 8, 2012 at 1:56 am

    I think it could’ve worked better with a different top. But the sandals are adorable. love the color!

  77. Kat

    August 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This outfit is bad! The only thing that looks good on her is the sandals. She’s beautiful, but her clothes are the antithesis of flattering.

  78. Martina

    August 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    GORGEOUS. Love the similar tones in shorts, purse and top, and contrasting color in the sandals. LOve the cut of the shorts. its giving the illusion of longer legs, shorter torso. Love the face too. This lady really, really, really knows how to flatter her figure. Its easy to see that she is a bit shorter in the legs but the proportions of the outfit fix this. This is a masterpiece of style.

  79. Name*

    August 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Where did she get those great shorts? I want them. There is no way she cut them off herself, they are far too perfect.

  80. Eve

    August 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Her face, body, and bone structure are so beautiful and fine that I almost missed the fact fashion and style are being ruthlessly slaughtered here. Minus her outfit, she is very chic! She is blessed with photogenic loveliness, making the job even easier for such a talented photographer that does not need any help. Sigh…

  81. anonymous

    August 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    When I first looked at this picture, I noticed the awkward fit of the shorts around her waist. They seemed the wrong fit and accentuated how skinny her legs were. Maybe that was the point. Anyway, I also do not like the braless look, although I went braless throughout most of the 70′s and early 80′s. It just looks slovenly to me. I think I’d like to see women more dressed up in these photos to inspire me to do the same. Unfortunately, I tend to wear clothing more like this woman, sans the sang froid necessary to pull it off.

  82. Miss S

    August 11, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Lovely outfit!!! Great and very confortable!!! I have similar sandals….love them even though I suffered a high heel over my naked toes…..Hurts a lot!!!

  83. Imran

    August 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    If I am not mistaken, I think she is an actress. Acted in movies such as 300.

  84. Josep

    August 24, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I love this Shorts, And the form Of the Body with this Shorts!!

  85. Ayotimoty

    August 31, 2012 at 6:34 am

    isn’t she just stunning, so simple and amazing looking woman

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