Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Prada show

I just got back to the hotel after the Prada show – Well I can’t wait to hear what you think
I’m not saying anything but i think once the photos are up it will make for very interesting conversation.

I can’t decide if I think the feelings will be split or pretty much all one way.

I got great shots today at Marni, Moschino and Prada – if you get a chance say hi over at Style.com –

I miss all my great audience over there – i know it is a pain to register but I’d love to hear what shots you guys are liking. It is funny that i have become so addicted to shooting and posting – sometimes even though I’m exhausted I cant wait to get back and start working on the shots because i know you guys will like them. .

I have had a lot of great moments since I have been here. The best was at Burberry last night. i was going to take a shot of Carine Roitfeld but i was having problems focusing in such lowlight. She was losing patience but I could hear Fabien Baron whisper to her that I take good pictures – that really really made my day.


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  1. Lorna

    September 26, 2006 at 4:11 pm

    Am intrigued by the Prada thoughts, can’t wait for the pictures to be up! And since you request comments about the style.com: not so keen on the Stella Tennant, although I like the outfit (yeah for yellow!); but beautiful portraits of Sara Jane and Mario Testino especially, it has real depth.

  2. Rafe

    September 26, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    Can’t wait to see your shots at Prada. Miucca’s shows are always so controversial and thought provoking. She’s a visionary in my opinion and some people may disagree but you can’t please everybody. Hurry and don’t sleep til all your shots are posted! Kidding.

  3. Anonymous

    September 26, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    I love your blog — both your posts and the comments from your “regulars.” I have a suggestion — why not add links to Style.com and men.style.com to your blog when you post new pictures and invite your regulars to continue to leave comments about those images on your blog. Strangely enough, it feels much more intimate to participate in these conversations on your blog; commenting on style.com seems so much more public. Even though you may attract the same audience in both spots, a discussion here about (say) the length of someone’s shirt sleeves has an academic feel, while the same discussion in a “public,” commercial forum tends to feel more like a personal attack on the photo’s subject. Or maybe it’s the feeling that the attention to detail that is so captivating and informative here can seem a bit obsessive in the public forum. Given the size of your audience here, the difference may be illusory, but for me, at least, it is significant. Anyway, just a thought. I love seeing the pictures wherever they’re posted — it is just the character of the commenter’s discussions that seems to be affected.

    Congrats on the GQ page, by the way — it’s fantastic.

  4. Butch

    September 26, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    Scott, the addiction is mutual–to speak personally, a monkey, albeit a chic one, on my back.

    But wouldn’t have it any other way…

  5. thecoherent

    September 26, 2006 at 4:46 pm

    you should take a photo of carine every day…

  6. Anonymous

    September 26, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    Wow! A much-deserved compliment from a top photographer. Lucky for you in that situation

  7. blackbird

    September 26, 2006 at 5:13 pm


    …going over to look at Prada.

  8. Anonymous

    September 26, 2006 at 6:01 pm

    awwww, i’m verklempt.

  9. EMNH

    September 26, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    Fabien Baron is insanely talented…getting a compliment from him is a big deal. I think I would faint if Carlos Mota whispered to… anyone that I did a good job on the living room.

  10. Olivia

    September 26, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    I just saw the pics from the show and i’m not liking anything at all. The headwraps dont really click with the collection BUT I think the colors were absolutely beautiful. Reminded me of a previous collection from a couple of years ago. ’03 I htink?

  11. Anonymous

    September 26, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Could you please add the links to both style.com sites you blog for to your sidebar? That would give you a lot more traffic there, and then maybe could easily click back here and comment if they don’t want to register on the magazine’s sites. Grazzi!

  12. positively the same dame

    September 26, 2006 at 6:43 pm

    carine roitfeld has never looked better than she did in your shot of her during fashion week in nyc. i agree with the comments about posting here vs. at style.com, there is something special about this blog — a quietness, a civility — that is difficult to find elsewhere. i always wander over there to get your take on the shows, but then head on back to base camp share my thoughts and see what others have to say.

  13. Jason Hahn

    September 26, 2006 at 6:49 pm

    Can’t wait to hear more. By the way, congratulations on your GQ debut. The issue finally made its way to sunny Singapore.

  14. Rebelle

    September 26, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    I signed up for style.com so I could post comments over there. It is kind of a pain, but you’ve got some really nice photos over there.

  15. Anonymous

    September 26, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    Oh, I want to look at the Moschino shots…

  16. ken

    September 26, 2006 at 7:14 pm

    I can’t wait. Prada is not always beautiful, but it’s always spot-on. Miuccia really really leads the pack in that she’s always ahead of everyone by at least two seasons. I loved the Fabien Baron when he designed Harpers Bazaar under Liz Tilberis. Their partnership really marked a high point of fashion publishing, in my view. What does Carine look like ‘impatient’? I can’t imagine it – she always look fierce, in the positive sense, of course.

  17. Imagemuse

    September 26, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    Love the Prada (as usual), Vibrant satin, crazy prints, bow necklines & short short short – its all about legs.

  18. Julia

    September 26, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    Oh I love that Carine/Fabien anecdote – you rock!

    Adore the photo of Mario Testino, the way the lookbook is held up at Kate is genius.

    Can’t wait to see Prada and Marni.

  19. Maria

    September 26, 2006 at 8:44 pm

    Aah, this type of insights is the reason I’m a Sartorialist devotee.

    Thanks for sharing!

    The light on your images is great in deed!!

  20. Nia

    September 26, 2006 at 9:44 pm

    Fabien Baron is right.

    Sorry I haven’t registered to comment at Style.com, but you can be sure I love every shot.

  21. Anonymous

    September 26, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    Just wanted to tell everyone that is VERY EASY to register on style.com.

  22. Anonymous

    September 27, 2006 at 12:21 am

    Gosh Sart, I feel the same way about taking the time to check out your blog each day. Even when it’s late and I’m tired I always have energy to log on before bedtime to check out the new posts. Keep up the great work and thanks for being the thinking-fashion-person’s resource.

  23. Iris Nobile

    September 27, 2006 at 12:24 am

    fabien baron is a genius and an inspiration, much like yourself, dear sart! i love your shots of the fashion crowd, and i look forward to seeing your latest street finds abroad and at home. you inspire me to always try to look my best ( and hope that i’ll see you on the street and want to take my photo. what an honor!)

  24. a.

    September 27, 2006 at 12:36 am

    i agree with the other commenters. there’s something more intimate about here – you’ve really managed to cultivate a community. also, i have to remember to log in at style.com… and it shows my username, in which i inadvertently mistakenly included my name… anyway.

    as far as the photos – they’re lovely, what’s new? ;-) i especially liked the ones from moschino. some of those were really just invigorating to see, like the woman in the plaid skirt, red stockings, brown alligator (?) belt – wow. and the picture you took at marni of the two women looking at each other, that would be a perfect advertisement for marni! it’s so evocative of that marni aura.

    congrats on the comment from fabien baron. as the brits would say – you must’ve been “chuffed” to hear him say that. :-)

  25. Anonymous

    September 27, 2006 at 5:56 am

    aw thankyou so much for being so dedicated. i love your blog always will–

  26. adda

    September 27, 2006 at 8:27 am

    great story sart bout your day being made! yes, agree with everyone else that it feels much more personal over here, this blog has a very cosy feel to it and people often equate it with their morning coffees which adds to this vibe. we should try and recreate some of that magic over on style.com for sarts sake. it doesnt help that im blocked at work :-(

  27. EM

    September 27, 2006 at 9:08 am

    in my mind i just see polly mellen saying to prada, “you just made faaashion history dahling.” i thought it was this great collection, kind of threw out everything every had been talking about out the window. it was totally about fashion and most importantly, fun.

  28. Anonymous

    September 27, 2006 at 9:17 am

    I’ve checked out the photos of the Prada show, and I’m not a fan of the collection. Even the models looked unhappy. Strange that they’re all (?I think)white.

    I did like the one skirt with the huge dark disc sequins all over it. But mostly it looks like they were aiming for ugly, and hit it with almost every outfit.

    I do find M. Prada to be a very interesting woman still though.

  29. stella b.

    September 27, 2006 at 9:42 am

    absolutely THE MOST stunning show. the color, the shapes, the details, the accessories….what can i say…i’m dreaming of spring already.

  30. comtedamour

    September 27, 2006 at 11:21 am

    yes yes yes, some very nice and interesting pics this day. za vomen look lovely.

  31. concupiscence

    September 27, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    I like so many of your most recent shots at Style it’s difficult for me to start. The zest for life of the Moschino series, the fragility of Sarra Jane’s look, the “subject” #3 at Marni… But what I appreciate most is your eye for composition and situations. So the photo with Mario Testino – the picture of three “portraits” – and the Family Day pic are probably my favourites. As for Prada…erm…um… Exciting show?

  32. Anonymous

    September 27, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    I thought the Prada show was pretty damn good. Miucca knows what she is doing and totally goes against the grain! I look forward to seeing alot of these in Topshop!

  33. Anonymous

    September 28, 2006 at 1:10 am

    t wasn’t her best show and you know it and she knows it, but such is the power of Miuccia that even when she’s not at her best women will still want the look.

    I prefer to think that she’s taking a brake till fall, and I can’t wait.

  34. e

    September 28, 2006 at 1:23 am

    are you still be featured on style.com? i can’t find a link to you.

  35. positively the same dame

    September 28, 2006 at 1:43 am

    i probably say “loved” far too often but…LOVED the prada. loved the prada, loved the prada, loved the prada. the short, the long, the black, the jewel toned — loved it all, except maybe the fringey bits and even those may grow on me.

  36. Anonymous

    September 28, 2006 at 2:33 am

    hmm. i wasn’t into the prada show. satin for summer? and the colors were very fall, and the cut of the clothes seemed awkward. but marni, oh marni…. i LOVED the sportswear sensibility, and the belt on everything… marni was really perfection. the first show this season that i felt did something different, exciting, and right for now.

  37. Anonymous

    September 28, 2006 at 9:58 am

    I loved the Prada show. Admittedly it’s against the trends, but I love how its so bold compared to all the other very beige, neutral trend thats happening.

    ANd thanks for keeping up the good work. You have no idea how comforting and how good a read this is after a long day!

  38. Anonymous

    September 28, 2006 at 11:24 am

    I was dissapointed with both Prada and Marni collections. I prefer their fall collections MUCH MUCH more. I’m not bothered by the fall colours at Prada, it’s the shapes that I just couldn’t digest. I think this is the first time i would actually say ‘ewww’ when I’m looking at Prada shows.Hopefully Miuccia Prada do something completely different at Miu Miu. As for Marni, perhaps their fall collection is brilliant, it makes the spring collection looks bad.I don’t like the sports touch on some of the outfits but luckily there are some ‘okay’ ones after that like the white shirt with splashes of red paint on it, the sunglasses are not bad either.I would rather spend more pieces in both Prada’s and Marni’s fall collections and wear it through spring. Now I’m counting on Miu Miu, Lanvin, YSL, Alexander McQueen, Chanel and other Parisian shows to surprise me…in a good way of course!

  39. Anonymous

    September 28, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    Prada show: Joan Crawford forgets to put on pants one day!

  40. Anonymous

    September 29, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    I actually reather liked the Prada show, with a few exception. I loved her use of color; very unexpected and I particularly liked the use of the head scarves.

  41. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 12:18 am


  42. positive_negative

    October 1, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    I’m very late on commenting here, but I have to say that after two looks of Prada’s collection, I am disappointed.

    I can think of three dresses that I thought were fine, but on a whole, I thought alot of her cuts were extremely unimaginative- on the metallic dresses especially (which I think was the only reason metallics were used, to spruce it up).

    I just saw alot of shapes that weren’t flattering to the female form. BUT, I would love to hear what everyone else thought in response to this, especially the women.

  43. Anonymous

    March 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Fabien is super nice and what a complement from him! My father use to do photographs for Interview in the 1990s when he was creative director. Very talented.

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