Monday, December 22, 2008

Pop Couture – New York Times Magazine

Published: December 19, 2008

Sometimes the Web is most satisfying when it confirms a clich


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  1. haste killed creativity

    December 22, 2008 at 12:46 am

    This is a really great article, thank you for posting.

  2. Carmen

    December 22, 2008 at 4:53 am

    Congrats, Sart, for the bigger pictures. This IS a step forward. I think your photos are much more interesting than Garance’s, but it was difficult to see them at first glance. Now it is much better.

  3. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    December 22, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Garance Dore’s pictures are truly fabulous.

  4. padraic timothy sullivan

    December 22, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Garance Doré! Quel rêve!

    If Paris ever seems far, Garance is only a click away.

  5. J.A.F.

    December 22, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Congrats Scott!, saw this yesterday. I’m now a fan of Garance Dore as well. Just what I needed, more interenet addictions.

  6. designerman

    December 22, 2008 at 6:50 am

    love garance dore’s blog. 100% french charm!

  7. Angele

    December 22, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Wow! What can I say except: Quel bel hommage!
    as you said, she deverves it because she’s so talented. Great portraits, writing style (she makes me laugh) and drawings.

  8. suzanne nelson

    December 22, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Thank you for printing this interesting article and for introducing to me to Garance Dore – wow! what i’ve been missing! The combination of your two blogs – I’m in heaven!

    ps – the new size photos – they don’ fit on my laptop screen, is this a laptop thing or are others experiencing similar problems?

  9. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Congrats, Scott.

    As for GD, the girl in the 12/22 shots is absolutely beautiful. I’m in love.

  10. Shaina

    December 22, 2008 at 9:39 am

    It’s a nice blog from first glance. I like how she takes close up shots and then full body shots of the people she photographs.


    December 22, 2008 at 9:50 am

    and Virginia Heffernan writes beautifully. truly inspired.


  12. claire

    December 22, 2008 at 9:55 am

    I love both your blogs – they are a true inspiration! Thanks and happy xmas!

  13. anna

    December 22, 2008 at 10:19 am

    This is an elegantly written essay and Sartorialist deeply deserves the press and praise. However, the Times author is either a bit naive or has choosen to overlook the rampant and conspicuous branding and product placement on many street fashion blogs for vintage and indie sellers, couture labels, mass market chains like H&M and F21and the ever-ubiquitous American Apparel.

  14. Charlotte

    December 22, 2008 at 10:23 am

    “monetizing fashion reporting”, “caption their photos with information about brands, labels, prices”?

    I sincerely hope not. A world of copycats is the antithesis of the Sartorialist.

  15. Cristina

    December 22, 2008 at 11:07 am

    j’adore Garance. And the Sartorialist of course.

  16. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I agree! I found Garance Dore a couple of weeks back, and have since bookmarked it, to add onto my must reads, wherein The Sartorialist ranks high up on!

  17. f2images

    December 22, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Just bookmarked Garance Dore’s blog. Thanks for the lead. One thing I especially love about this blog, is that you feature a very well-rounded palette of looks, on varied figures. It speaks more to the everyday person.

  18. Veronique

    December 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Garance takes beautiful pictures. The colours are always very vibrant, and everyone looks gorgeous on her portraits. Yet, it’s really too bad that she only focuses on young people in their twenties. It’s too bad that most fashion blogs do that too (something that article forgets to point out). What people like about your blog, Scott, is the eclectism: People of all ages and styles.

  19. Jeremy

    December 22, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for posting, Scott.
    I like the new size too.

  20. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I love Garance Dore, but her blog is very different from yours. More passionate about clothes and almost exclusively pictures of young, beautiful women.
    Yours is more passionate about style, which is not the same thing, and you photograph a huge range of people, men and women, young and old.
    Chapeau to both of you!
    Does anybody know what is the street style blog out of Nairobi?

  21. Jacinta Montgomery

    December 22, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    So enjoyed the article so rich in poetry and inspiration, so beautifully written. Your blog is more elegantly designed than Garance Dore and you immediately feel welcomed and because your posts are so varied even including old people who can still be beautiful to behold one looks forward to looking at your posts.I would love to see some grey haired ladies, I love grey hair it’s so elegant both on men and women.

  22. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Great article. Thanks for posting. I’m a big fan of Garance Dore as well.

  23. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Does anyone know the websites for the fashion blogs in Buenos Aires, Austin, or Cape Town? I cannot seem to find them.
    Or any other good fashion blogs, for that matter.

  24. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I actually read that article in Times Magazine, and it actually immediately drew me onto this site. I love both sites, and have both bookmarked.
    Garance Dore’s photographs are very beautiful (let’s face it, it’s Paris!), but I enjoy the range of people and styles in your photographs better.

  25. jessica

    December 23, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    yes, also happy that garance dore was featured… she’s great!

  26. TheGlamorousEccentric

    December 23, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Well deserved praise! You always inspire me.

  27. Anthony

    December 24, 2008 at 1:15 am

    i recently added garance dore’ to the list of sites i check on a daily basis as well!

    Hers as well as yours are unparalleled!

  28. Anonymous

    December 24, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Hers, and yours are my favourite blogs!

  29. Anonymous

    December 24, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Congratulations to you both! Both of your sites are professional in committing to a love of fashion, the people, and the street.

  30. Barbara

    December 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Yes, Garance Dore has been a favourite of mine for about 6 months now – her photographs are wonderful. I spend quite a lot of time in Paris and these girls are truly walking and breathing there! But your blog is unique. I love your all-encompassing eye. I would also like to know what the Cape Town blog might be – I live here and would love to see some of our own homegrown stylistas on display…….

  31. Rollergirl

    December 26, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Actually, I found that article really hard to read! But thanks for the heads up re Garance Dore. Will check it out now…

  32. Anonymous

    December 27, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I kept coming back to Garance’s site again and again for the French language practice as much as for the photographs. (Now that she posts in English too, that point is moot.)And though I do love her site, and the Sartorialist, they are really very different. Garance swoons over her subjects. You really feel as if she falls in love with every single one. Sart presents his for us to either swoon over or not. I find the Sart site to be almost an intellectual experience; Garance is pure candy.

    I love this article by the way.

  33. GeoGirlPhD

    December 27, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Chess King. Wow, that brought back some long-repressed part-time job memories!

    As for the new photo format, they look great on my laptop with Firefox and 1400 x1050 resolution.

  34. Flo

    December 27, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Beautiful tribute to Garance! I must try to find that shot of the two of you outside the Tuileries and post it, you both looked very happy!
    About the French… Well I agree! Of course since I am French!! :)

  35. Anthea

    December 27, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Bravo! It will be interesting to see what happens with online’s exciting. Let’s hope things brighten up in the near future :)

  36. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    December 29, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats on the article.

    I will check out Garance’s blog.

  37. Ondo Lady

    December 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Interesting article and great to see street style blogs getting their dues. Congrats on the article, although you must be used to the adulation by now. :)

  38. isabelb

    December 31, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    i just looked her up and like her blog. thanks for pointing me her way. if you like her drawings then you would like tina berning’s. shes a german artist whose work has been commissioned for fashion magazines and the nyt and wjc before. im not sure if im allowed to say that in a comment or not, feel free to not post this if so.

  39. Anonymous

    January 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    lovely for her, and for YOU! I check you every day for inspiration. Also, please don’t run ads or shopping guides. I love how untrammeled this space is.

  40. Anne

    January 6, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I still think Sartorialist is the best, though!

  41. Anonymous

    January 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I had never heard of Garance Dore before, but I’ve been visiting her page regularly since reading this.

  42. rüya tabirleri

    July 30, 2010 at 11:47 am

    lovely for her, and for YOU! I check you every day for inspiration. Also, please don't run ads or shopping guides. I love how untrammeled this space is.

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