Friday, April 17, 2009

On the Street……Vika, Paris


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  1. catherine

    April 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

    really ysl style. So elegant and wearable. Love the belt and the bag, when it is black accessories are powerful.
    I wish you a good weekend and thanks to share very often so great pics of streetstyle.

  2. suzanne nelson

    April 17, 2009 at 9:06 am

    It’s like: the best of the eighties + dicretion and restraint = Vika in Paris. Love her nonchalance too. Great post!

  3. Isa

    April 17, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Great look and outfit !!

  4. heath

    April 17, 2009 at 9:12 am


  5. Begoña

    April 17, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Understated elegance

  6. Mr Brown

    April 17, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Power shoulders and pigeon toes – juxtaposition is motion.

  7. joze

    April 17, 2009 at 9:31 am

  8. The Concrete Commentator

    April 17, 2009 at 9:32 am

    love love love. that coat with shoulder pads is…hmmmm…Not a word to describe, I love it so much!

  9. Mark P-H

    April 17, 2009 at 9:34 am

    like how the gold belt makes the trim of her aviators really show up

  10. miss sophie

    April 17, 2009 at 9:47 am

    the big-shoulder look isn’t really my thing, but i appreciate how she really pulls off the proportions of this silhouette without completely losing her own shape. and that gleam of her gold belt completely anchors the look.

  11. June Paski

    April 17, 2009 at 9:49 am


  12. Allison

    April 17, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Well-composed of various angular shapes. I especially like the belt…a little gold is needed to break up all the black, and this one is the perfect finishing touch! Bravo!


  13. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 9:56 am

    great sartorial accomplishment…she also wears my favourite type of tights!

  14. Oni

    April 17, 2009 at 10:00 am

    It is Black again… The accesories, the belt and shades add a nice touch to an otherwise plain outfit.

  15. Mr. Badami

    April 17, 2009 at 10:08 am

    looks good….but also looks like a jedi warrior

  16. Elaine

    April 17, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Only a woman as beautiful as this one could pull off this hairstyle. The magnificent belt cuts the somberness of this outfit. Such art in this photograph – the balconies, the man’s silhouette in the background, the green plants, and that she is standing on a white square/rectangle…

  17. nanzilla

    April 17, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Everything about this photo is perfect! This woman is an enigma… a beautiful one. From the aviators to the heels this woman is a force to be reckoned with. I love this image. Tres bien.

  18. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

    star trek anyone?

  19. number17cherrytreelane

    April 17, 2009 at 10:42 am

    This is so perfect it makes me want to giggle. So Paris.

  20. J. Rene'

    April 17, 2009 at 10:51 am

    She can totally rock this look! Very beautiful and strong.

  21. Amra

    April 17, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Makes you wonder 1.what she’s thinking of, and 2.where she got that belt from.

  22. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Well, she is undoubtedly beautiful, and all the accessories are great and chic, but did we really need to have the eighties back? And the padded shoulders? REALLY????? Beside that all the rest of the look I find it stunning as her distant expression.

  23. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 11:53 am

    This is a smokin’ hot look.I love how the 40′s vibe is pulled of with the 80′s big shoulders and the rockabilly hairdo.
    So many pretty ladies with short haircuts out there…makes me want to chop it all off and give it a try!

  24. The Storialist

    April 17, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Holy David Bowie, Batman!

    But those shoes…wow.

  25. Leigh

    April 17, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Hi, I love all your photos. I was looking through NPR this morning and thought of you while reading this:

  26. Hannah

    April 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I adore this look! The simplicity combined with the aggressive 80s edge is to die for.

  27. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    She looks a little bit like Batman…

  28. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    no silhouette should be put to rest. everything is cyclical.

    this ensemble proves that power and the feminine are one in the same.


  29. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    She reminds me of Leslie Winer back in the Eighties. Remember her?

  30. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I learned about the Sartorialist from Bill Cunningham’s On The Street feature on NYTimes. I am addicted to both!

  31. princess glee

    April 17, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    80s Re-loaded

  32. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    i am new to your site and must say – love love love!!
    checking every day and still have to catch up on past posts!

  33. Vi

    April 17, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    CLAP CLAP CLAP for her!

    …and for you, sartorialist, i wish i´d have your eyes and vision.


  34. konshonchloe

    April 17, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    soo cool the blazer and the yst shoes great lookk!!

  35. harsh

    April 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    This is such a chic look!!
    It’s the perfect combination of masculine and feminine…I love how she wears her hair and aviators… =)


    April 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    je t’aime

  37. fisza

    April 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I want to be this woman.

  38. Fera

    April 17, 2009 at 2:28 pm


  39. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Very cool!!!

  40. Argenteum

    April 17, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Looks unashamedly 80′s, and normally that would make me hate an outfit – but this is just great. Topped off with a wonderful haircut.

  41. kayang

    April 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm


  42. Xavier

    April 17, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    This is such a hot look. I love everything about it. Especially the hair.

  43. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    April 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    This is something I would definetly wear. So stylish and beuatiful!

  44. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    i have found my style icon! love the mix of masculine hair and stance with the quirky, feminine outfit. i generally have doubts about how well wardrobe reflects one’s personality, but is there any doubt that this woman is amazingly cool, intelligent and interesting?

  45. syd vicious

    April 17, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Love everything about this! Very androgynous.

  46. arina_holina

    April 17, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    She is Russian couturiere – Vika Gazinskaya!

  47. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Do you know she’s from Russia? I almost always like her style

  48. Katie J

    April 17, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    The gold belt is perfection matched with the black outfit. Such a small accessory can do so much! Stunning.


    April 17, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    She’s so Bladerunner. love it.

  50. harps

    April 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    wow, I absolutely love it…the shoulders, the lapel, the shoes and the belt. I want it all!

  51. Celia

    April 17, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Could she BE any cooler? I think not.

  52. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Boss-eighties look. Nice shot aspect.

  53. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    That is one ugly coat. Those shoulders are clearly just hanging there empty. But the rest of the outfit, including haircut and shades, is great and suits her.

  54. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm


  55. lola

    April 17, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    this is the best blog about trends!
    This girl is so cool and femenine

  56. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    No, no,no! I strongly dislike this look. Shoulder pads? Aviators? And that hair?

  57. m.edwin

    April 17, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    interesting but… i hope not with the shoulders. the 80s are still too close for me and i cringe every time it’s tapped for inspiration.

  58. Pixienish

    April 17, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Ahh I love Vika! One of the best people to streetstyle ahaha :D

  59. Maegan

    April 18, 2009 at 1:04 am

    ha. so chic. robot chic. love.

  60. Johanne

    April 18, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Wow, her jacket is perfection. I love the shoulders!

  61. Hafiz Azly

    April 18, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Very sophisticated, and a good utilization of silhouette

  62. Julie Amos

    April 18, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Damn, she’s looking cool..
    I LOVE the hair and the attitude within it.

  63. Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 6:08 am

    its smoking hot. it just is.

  64. Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 6:29 am

    if you “cut up her head” the outfit looks like meryl streep in “the devil wears prada”

  65. little black cat

    April 18, 2009 at 8:17 am

    What a fantastic look! Everything works together so perfectly.

  66. Ro

    April 18, 2009 at 8:34 am

    ah!amazing look!you see one such on the streets and you wouldn’t take your eyes off her. she carries off the aviators and her hair really really well. kudos!!

  67. Jack Daniel

    April 18, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I’d do anything for this kind of lady. :)

  68. Kash

    April 18, 2009 at 10:51 am

    its amazing. absolutely perfect outfit. that belt. lust.

  69. Julicious Fashionicious

    April 18, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Vika Gazinskaya :) She is very stylish and has her own view for how to wear!!!

  70. Fannah

    April 18, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I love the over-padded shoulders..

  71. Ezra

    April 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    i love what it does to her shoulders

  72. Maria

    April 18, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    look at the shadow her spiky heel casts on the ground..

    and I agree she’s perfect.

  73. Geri Wu

    April 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    wow. the entire outfit looks amazing. love love love the belt!

    xx, Geri

  74. The Calvin Show

    April 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    For me, the belt and the glasses totally bump this outfit up from simple chic to HOT. I’m really digging that belt.

  75. Thomas Davies

    April 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Sci-fi chic.

  76. travelbug

    April 18, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    The shapes echo each other, but to what effect?

    Is the economy getting to The Sartorialist?

  77. Brigadeiro

    April 18, 2009 at 9:53 pm


  78. Clams

    April 19, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Vika is always bad ass. She can never do wrong in my book. I don’t know if anyone agrees with me but I feel like Vika always finds the best way to meet architectural with organic. She is rad!

  79. mariam

    April 19, 2009 at 4:59 am

    the shoulders really are amazing!

  80. Thomas Davies

    April 19, 2009 at 6:25 am

    That belt…It’s the key.

  81. Shadan Saber

    April 19, 2009 at 7:08 am

    black = chic
    i love it!!!

  82. beths

    April 19, 2009 at 8:30 am

    The shots of Vika here are always instructive, but I guess I’m the only one who finds this one, especially the hair, somewhat dreary. Maybe it’s the color, or the fact that we’re in April now?

  83. tyapratiwi

    April 19, 2009 at 8:47 am

    this is sooo cool !! I am dazzled by her outfit :D

  84. Lara Parent Photography

    April 19, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Great outfit! Love the shades!

  85. s. stockwell

    April 19, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Exciting to find you! We will be following. best from Santa Barbara. s

  86. Barbara

    April 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    loving the hair!

  87. Anonymous

    April 19, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    well, i like her shoes.

  88. Anonymous

    April 19, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    No. This was me in 1984. Let it be.

  89. Celia

    April 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    PLEASE do a style profile of her! Vika is amazing.

  90. Lily

    April 20, 2009 at 12:17 am

    yes i second that- do a style profile please!

  91. maude irene

    April 20, 2009 at 12:28 am

    i am loving the short hair that is so in right now. its giving me urges of chopping it all off. im torn!


  92. Carrie

    April 20, 2009 at 2:08 am

    absolutely perfect.

  93. Golden Girl Olive

    April 20, 2009 at 3:02 am

    The black, the shoulder pads, the fem-hawk…what’s not to love about this look?


  94. Francis

    April 20, 2009 at 3:37 am

    elegant without fun = frosty

  95. Laurence John

    April 20, 2009 at 5:57 am

    only hipsters like the 80s.

  96. silvia

    April 20, 2009 at 8:14 am

    top shoes, but what´s up with the hair?!

  97. Natasha M.

    April 20, 2009 at 8:56 am

    She reminds me of a lesbionic robot. Pretty awesome look. I love it !!!!! Or, should I be ridiculous and pretentious and say: j’adore cette femme lesbionique!

  98. Shaynuh

    April 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    It looks so forward yet modern and cutting edge! Love it! <3

  99. Anonymous

    April 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    omg! stunning & adore her shoes.

  100. Amber

    April 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I was born in 89, so I missed the power shoulders the first time around. This look is austere, chic, and to me very fresh.

  101. Girl H

    April 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Gorgeous outfit and beaut hair style.

  102. Geek Porn Girl

    April 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Hot and channeling Annie Lennox.

  103. Mo

    April 20, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    B-E-A-U-tiful! Vive la France~!

  104. Anonymous

    April 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I second Laurence John’s comment.

  105. George

    April 21, 2009 at 12:36 am

    this silhouette is on a higher level.

  106. JURIS..!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 1:12 am

    nice belt
    though i dont like her shoes, so general

  107. Olviya

    April 21, 2009 at 9:59 am

    she is as always – very good looking)
    but sometimes i would like to see some new points in her style.

  108. MM

    April 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I must admit I love this look.
    it’s masculine in a very nice way , very elegant.

  109. UYYAWN

    April 22, 2009 at 2:40 am

    i really like the silhouette.
    and i want that kinda hair!

  110. NavyLee

    April 22, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Impressive! Simple, classic yet so elegant.

  111. venus'housecampaign

    April 23, 2009 at 11:04 am

    stunning!! xxx

  112. Alex

    April 23, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I always think about one thing when I see her: what will be the best for Vika – to be designer or stylist? In the the situation when the most of fashion's workers don't know what to wear – cause designers don't know what to produce in crisis( pure luxury, closer to client, low budget…), Vika shows high level of fashion passion, which became more & more rare… So sometimes She looks better than her collections)
    Respect from Russia.

  113. Grenadier

    April 24, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Love. Very Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow with a hint of 80s Cold War tension and hint of Jetson future world. Bad ass. Feminine. Nonchalant. Elegant. Dangerous. She rocks.

  114. Annie

    April 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    sharp stuff!

  115. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Near perfect, not quite though, simply because I don’t think the whole shoulder thing is working on this.

  116. Fee & Mlina

    April 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    the outfit is gorgeous and simply stunning

  117. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 6:03 am

    She looks incredible. Incredible. I sort of want to be her.

  118. Tine Andrea

    April 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Isn’t that La Roux?
    Love her style!

  119. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Too untouchable, shoes are not good.

  120. hangly

    November 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    laroux's style. i love everything she wear. where does the idea of putting that belt into black outfit come from? beautiful!!

  121. Celine

    April 19, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I love it <3

  122. skindjakker

    September 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Great style!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  123. Name*

    January 3, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Yes – 80′s chic metamorphosed into a new millennium classic. Timeless elegance .

  124. boyer

    February 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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