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Monday, June 23, 2008

On the Street....Lucia, Florence

Comments on "On the Street....Lucia, Florence"


Blogger Dapper Kid said ... (3:03 AM) : 

Adorable outfit, love the headwrap!!


Anonymous Emily said ... (3:08 AM) : 

I love this! Lux shades contrasted with a casual silhouette.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:18 AM) : 

The outfit without the blouse would be better. She looks like an actress in an old film.


Anonymous Kacy said ... (3:20 AM) : 

Lovely picture - I see different eras in this outfit. The head wear is so 40s/50s. Women in this age certainly knew how to dress


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:47 AM) : 

oh she's lovely! the hint of gold... like a pretty klimt portrait


Blogger An Upstart said ... (3:52 AM) : 

Wait, is it humanly possible for someone to wear turbans supremely better than Andre Leon Talley? ; )

But, seriously though, this is the way to do turbans. Great shot.


Blogger embrace said ... (5:36 AM) : 

I love the combination of the purple and it's desaturated version in the skirt. The bright purple around the shoulders nicely points the face out.


Blogger Gabriela said ... (5:47 AM) : 

Charming! I love how femenin those colours and silky textures are. I also like what she has on her head, really nice!


Anonymous jojo said ... (6:23 AM) : 

Oh she is adorable.

She draws together a mixture of the 40/50s (the headwrap) the 80s (the bubble skirt) and the 70s (the shoes). Then for good measure she throws in a touch of the oriental (the tied blouson).
Overall the outfit should be a mess, yet due to her restraint in selection of toning colours and her attitude it looks delightful.
The composition of the shot is also wonderful.


Anonymous Kris said ... (6:30 AM) : 

this is so lush! the outfit, the colours, the background! well done, i love it!


Blogger Pocahondas said ... (7:28 AM) : 

I really like this outfit! Nice colors


Anonymous Tyler said ... (8:03 AM) : 

I'm curious, when you're photographing people in another country, do you have a different approach? Concerns about mis-communications or what have you? (or do you speak several languages?)

I'm just wondering. She seems so pleased to have her photo taken - very different from those typically photographed in New York.

Have a good one.


Anonymous Isa said ... (8:07 AM) : 

She looks like Joséphine Baker !


Blogger Ruth said ... (8:17 AM) : 

She looks like a reincarnation of Poiret's wife, Denise. Love the colour combination - especially love the turban.


Anonymous t does wool said ... (8:23 AM) : 

the mauve shades are very appealing..the headwrap does pull the look together...


Blogger Jorge said ... (8:39 AM) : 

She looks like someone who creates her own looks and is fearless about it. Great picture! Jorge from W Palm Beach


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:54 AM) : 

I love the combination of colors in this outfit. The pose is just silly!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 AM) : 

beautiful subtle gold and bronze tones go so well with the purple.. and especially in front of that old brick wall(?) - amazing. not so sure about the head wrap though!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 AM) : 

She's a butterfly! She makes me want to dance.


Blogger stephen said ... (9:05 AM) : 

nice pose as well


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 AM) : 

A refined and delicious sense of color and texture....comfortable, pretty, fun, PERFECT!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 AM) : 

I love her fun attitude and the outfit too. The colours and proportions are spot on. The different types of gathering on the various pieces--skirt, top, and scarf-- all come together.
And once again, you've beautifully matched your subject to the setting.


Anonymous miranda said ... (9:16 AM) : 

love the shoes!


Blogger Chi-Chi and the Greek Vintage said ... (9:37 AM) : 

Who wouldn't want to look like this during the summer?? The muted lilac colors and deco print wrap are beautiful!


Blogger Odysseus the Ithacan said ... (9:37 AM) : 

That's Rosie the Riveter on her night out with the gals :) Nice retro look, jumping from jazz to WWII


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 AM) : 

She looks like a shy and intelectual Carmen Miranda. But Carmen Miranda was much more modern. She seems to be one of these not very atractive people who because they believe and act as if they were beautiful, the rest of the world starts believing it too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 AM) : 

I love the feather detail on the top. the silver on the purple is so dramatic. I wish I could pull off the head scarf like my mom used to wear. I like her shoes too.


Blogger Diana said ... (9:51 AM) : 

There is something shakespearean in the photo. The lady could be (a very modern) character of The Merchant of Venice.

The background is (again) a great choice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:04 AM) : 

The soft drapery and the rough walls make a great contrast. Like the slightly playful pose too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 AM) : 

like a Modigliani- lovely


Blogger alittlehoney said ... (10:25 AM) : 

i am compelled to comment. LOVE this outfit. the floaty blouse, the wonderful lilac colors, the high-waisted bubble skirt, the great vintage-looking shoes...

LOVE it.


Anonymous mer said ... (10:28 AM) : 

the shoes are lovely, anyone know who they're by?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:33 AM) : 

Gorgeous, and great shoes! Love the colours and drapey shapes.


Blogger Pamcasso said ... (10:38 AM) : 

wow. The colors, the textures, the whole look is stunning.


Blogger margaux said ... (10:51 AM) : 

i think perhaps a bit overdone. it would have looked more cohesive and pulled together without the purple top.


Blogger joyce said ... (10:51 AM) : 

i love her little purple bolero, the whole colour ensemble is great.


Anonymous Bed Stuy Chic said ... (10:53 AM) : 

I am officially IN LOVE! I need to meet this woman.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (10:55 AM) : 

So charmimg!


Blogger Anne Watkins said ... (10:55 AM) : 

great wall, adorable expression- just a few too many ties and gathers.


Blogger Lucia said ... (11:07 AM) : 

I'm a Lucia myself, and to have such a stylish woman reppin' the name is awesome! Beautiful color tones!


Blogger stone said ... (11:15 AM) : 

yes yes yall, you got it!


Blogger aviewaskew said ... (11:28 AM) : 

vamped and vivid...the gold leaf does bring to mind gustav klimit's 'golden period'...this lady is saucy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 AM) : 

this is amazing


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:11 PM) : 

I love the complexities of color. A far cry from black & white. She has an inner shine and confidence, what it takes to put this together. Subtle, yet screaming taste. Lovely ankles & wrists. What a pleasure to view, thank you. Ciao Firenze !


Blogger KD said ... (12:13 PM) : 

I love that outfit - the textures, proportions, colors; she has it all.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:19 PM) : 

really beautiful. love the colors and textures. adorable shoes.


Blogger Liz said ... (12:20 PM) : 

love it. especially those shoes!


Blogger Miguel said ... (12:26 PM) : 

I am partial to brown clothing so, what can I say!!! It is a great shot and the background reminds me a lot of an old warehouse my great granfather and my granfather used to owned in the souther part of Puerto Rico... It was a 19th century building and I used to play there in the afternoons while my grandpa slept his siesta.


Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Gypsy chic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Time Warp! Though she looks more Italian village than city chic, which is actually a cool look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:40 PM) : 

I wish I could desribe how much I adore this outfit. It's perfect, perfect! She looks so Harlem Jazz.

- Keri


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 

For me, this is a lesson in layering, draping and tying. She has no accessories or other accoutrements, and the colors are not particularly vibrant, but the outfit is so interesting because of the variation of pleats, ties, draping and layering. I quite like this one, good call.


Blogger Iris said ... (12:54 PM) : 

Wonderful as usual.
I'm completely fan !


Blogger Hovey Vintage said ... (1:06 PM) : 

Soo sassy --- so lovely! The head wrap is just divine!


Anonymous amychristina said ... (1:22 PM) : 

she looks like she stepped to of a 40's/50's vintage magazine, with a modern twist of it!


Blogger Mavis said ... (1:51 PM) : 

lovely! she oozes the charm of a 1940s club singer


Blogger Amelia said ... (1:57 PM) : 

Great picture! I love the skirt, shoes and headwrap. The colors are lovely.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:11 PM) : 

fun! very 70s/40s! The overblouse and headwrap make it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 PM) : 

What's so bad with looking like an actress in an old film?


Blogger Renzo said ... (2:31 PM) : 

old italy inspired..non male.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 PM) : 

So very original and romantic.


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (2:47 PM) : 

i find this young lady's outfit really inspiring. It's such an eclectic mix of elements yet really works. I think the Fortuny-esque bolero pulls it all together. Oh to be in Italy! Lucky you, Sart...


Anonymous morty said ... (3:16 PM) : 

I don´t like the way she is posing at all. The shoes though are cute.


Blogger CULTURE CREATORS said ... (3:16 PM) : 

Beautiful head wrap.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:30 PM) : 

i love her shoes


Blogger chrliechaz said ... (3:56 PM) : 

Beautiful portrait and color palette. Huzah for individual style.


Blogger Miranda said ... (4:12 PM) : 

I LOVE this! This to me is the epitome of summer. It's easy-going, but it's still feminine and just glamorous enough without over-doing it.

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm really inspired by her outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:12 PM) : 

European women always look better than American women. Don't know why. It's just the way it is.


Blogger Ryan said ... (5:46 PM) : 

I'm thinking of Cinema Paradiso right now!


Blogger Ryan said ... (5:48 PM) : 

oh, and i love the contrast of the rough brick behind her with the silk and jersey of her outfit. very nice!


Anonymous nouveau said ... (6:04 PM) : 

i know it's been said...but what a beautiful color combination.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:32 PM) : 

This is just simply a great outfit. Something that could have just been thrown together at the last minute but makes perfect sense and really works. Something I strive for everyday. :)


Blogger Dana said ... (8:28 PM) : 

Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:02 PM) : 

i don't know where you're coming from, anon. 9:38am - she is beautiful to begin with.

this is such a good outfit.


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Anonymous paperbag said ... (10:31 PM) : 

wow, fabulous and lovely! What a great look.


Blogger monique said ... (11:41 PM) : 

Wow! I love everything about her and her ensemble. What a beauty. So casual and confident and alluring. Mama mia!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:02 AM) : 

Many of the shots in the Sartorialist are examples against the statement: European women always look better than American women.

If her personality matches, and apparently it does, the outfit works for her so thumbs up for individual style. But there is one too many places to 'tie the knot' - either head wrap or purple blouse but both...not convinced.


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Blogger Drömma Lotta said ... (4:10 AM) : 

She's it!
Adorable, well done girl :-)

Love from Sweden..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:44 AM) : 

For every stylish woman in Italy there are easily 50 who are wearing something that's too tight, too bright, too revealing, too rhinestoned, or includes way too much polyester and lycra. I do wish Americans would stop saying silly things like "all" European women are better looking than "all" American women -- in hopes of looking sophisticated, one supposes. Stylish European women are gorgeous, but classic American style has nothing to apologize for either. As always it depends on the individual: both Heidi Montag and Donatella Versace are eyesores but Jackie O. and Carla Bruni are not. You get the idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:07 AM) : 

I love the shoes she has chosen for the outfit - I can't imagine any other style or color working with it so well. This really is an inspiring shot - just gorgeous!


Blogger PhilM said ... (10:54 AM) : 

this is wonderful. i love the color combination--and it goes perfectly with the background colors. hmm, but then i wonder how it would look in a more "modern" urban environment with grey hues. . . . about her pose, is she a model, or did you, Sart, ask her to pose that way? either way it's delicately and playfully sexy. her head wrap: gives it all a sort of gypsy-chic effect. well done, love it!


Anonymous kagitsune said ... (10:57 AM) : 

I love what's going on on top, but the skirt and the cami just kill it for me. v_v


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:21 PM) : 

The outfit is great and inspired/inspiring. But I don't think those are her best colors.


Anonymous Anje said ... (1:59 PM) : 

It looks like the "cache misère" is making a glorious comeback. Could this be stimulated by a combination of the pictures of a beautiful young Simone de Beauvoir, which appeared in the neswpapers this year and of the fact that some moslim women wear their headscarves very creatively as a fashion statement? I do like it. Anje.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:02 PM) : 

BRAVO anon 4:44!!

(also have to add: love the pose. it's confident and saucy which just adds to her outfit- no pigeon toes here!)


Anonymous Lucia said ... (5:16 PM) : 

The shoes are an amazing pair of python sandals from Emma Hope - London.
"But there is one too many places to 'tie the knot' - either head wrap or purple blouse but both.."
Well, I thought about it when I left the room that morning, but somebody told me that imperfection is a way to beauty. and I must tell you a secret: that skirt has a knot on the back too! ahahah! So at the end the extra makes me laugh!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:33 PM) : 

I'm really loving this - the shapes, the play of colour. The butterfly top reminds me of a beautifully-embroidered silk shawl from the 1920s that my mom used to wear. Something about the luxe of the colours and fabrics (though with a hint of casual) actually remind me of early 20th century informal wear.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:00 AM) : 

she does not appear to have a bag. i wonder what type of bag she would go for with this outfit.


Blogger Bangkok Karisma said ... (10:46 AM) : 

Love the color combination!!! Sweet.


Anonymous TKTKTK said ... (8:00 PM) : 

Love! The gold and violet against the grey and puce just sings!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:57 PM) : 

I think this look shows a look of spunk and originality. Cute, not too fussy, but chic.
Spanish beauty!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 AM) : 

Zia Maria is back!


Blogger Shayna said ... (1:59 PM) : 

love the entire outfit and the setting for the pic is amazing!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 

A little bit Evita... Such a big personality!


Blogger Laura said ... (4:21 PM) : 

love the pleating in the skirt (what a fabulous color too!) and those gorgeous shoes. she looks like shes ready to hit the dancefloor


Anonymous Mich said ... (6:07 PM) : 

Wow, this is PERFECT!


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