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Thursday, May 21, 2009

On the Street......Vintage in Black & Red, Sydney

Comments on "On the Street......Vintage in Black & Red, Sydney"


Anonymous Katrina said ... (8:02 AM) : 

LOVE the boots - gorgeous!


Anonymous AnnaMudrenko said ... (8:03 AM) : 

I absolutely love red and black together! I hope they come back as a big trend)))


Blogger M a z p e said ... (8:14 AM) : 

such characters! really great great photos!!


Anonymous Vanessa said ... (8:16 AM) : 

they are so brave. non-conformist!


Blogger Bahrain Fashion said ... (8:20 AM) : 

I love the skirt! Big! And I really adore Sydney- I've been there a couple of times and I must say that its uber fashionable!



Blogger being forty said ... (8:20 AM) : 

The lady look fab. Are they Alaia? Is the man a waiter ort is it some kind of attempt at humour?


Anonymous simone said ... (8:20 AM) : 

that boy loves red and black haha


Anonymous Gigi Santiago said ... (8:21 AM) : 

Stunning color combination but hard to pull off - might come out too costumey. Thankfully, those two in the photos successfully pulled it off! :)


Blogger *elvan said ... (8:25 AM) : 

Is that a piercing shadowing his lip?


Blogger Hannah&Sophie said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Those boots are fantastic! as is his gorgeous jacket!


Blogger Hanna Persson said ... (8:32 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 AM) : 

They both have Spanish elements I think - the jacket somewhat and the skirt. Black and red looks powerful and chic.


Blogger Moi said ... (8:41 AM) : 

Sydney? I would have guessed Spain. Cool looks.


Blogger hip said ... (8:42 AM) : 

one of my favourite photos (bottom) so far.


Blogger miss sophie said ... (8:57 AM) : 

the saturated deep red in both looks are gorgeous, though the first guy looks a bit too waiter meets bullfighter. the theatricality works much better in the second look - i love her lacy boots!


Blogger holierthannow said ... (9:08 AM) : 

i love that tie in the first image. i just wrote about these (for women) and found a lot of awesome styling on lookbook etc. - i'm glad people are taking the tie away from it's old Avril Lavigne image (in the case of girls)


Blogger george said ... (9:08 AM) : 

Bull fighter!


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (9:09 AM) : 


flamenco dancer!

i love the veins in her hand.


Blogger diane. said ... (9:12 AM) : 

i cannot get over that bow.

i feel like people often neglect the balance of femininity in things.. little things, like bows, can totally change the look of an outfit. i miss the days of bowties!


Blogger said ... (9:13 AM) : 

You know what I really love about that picture? That her coffee cup matches her skirt - but exactly. The right shade of red and all.

Although, realistically, the whole look appeals to me: the colors, the polka dots and volume of the skirt against the straightforward colors/textures/fit of the top half, the detailing at the top of the ankle boots. I like this a lot. Rockabilly and vintage style executed well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 AM) : 

Wauw. Love the spanish-looking skirt. :-)


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (9:14 AM) : 

On him: No (too "look at me!"). On her, gorgeous! And it is probably because the skirt, the bolero sweater, and the boots (Alaia?) have scalloped/filigree edges to them. The perfectly executed scarf on her head tells you: yes I know I am wearing an attraction-grabbing outfit and I know I can pull it off. Jorge from WPB


Blogger I'm a mean street kid. said ... (9:14 AM) : 

i love the spanish feel of both the outfits! esp. the guy!


Blogger ingrid said ... (9:56 AM) : 

Great outfits, love them both. The woman's skirt is really nice.


Blogger FiL said ... (10:03 AM) : 

The modern/city mariachi looks very good...& the flamenco inspired lady is gorgeous, I love her boots... Both are so cool..



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:15 AM) : 

delinlee is delovely.


Blogger ana said ... (10:17 AM) : 

I like her style, her boots and her skirt... I'm not so sure about the boy :)
nice pics!


Anonymous Kaylene said ... (10:20 AM) : 

I saw that lady a few times at RAFW and she looked equally amazing every day.

It's refreshing to see someone who makes an effort, and does not disguise it behind a messy "i've just thrown this on" look even though everyone can tell they spent hours ensuring the rips in their stockings are perfectly placed.


Blogger crimzonite said ... (10:22 AM) : 

I love the bright red. The gentleman looks like one of the band members from The Horrors or a bull fighter. The woman looks like mini mouse, she very elegantly pulls off the bow on her head without it making her like really young.


Blogger lunarzie said ... (10:28 AM) : 

the guy looks like a valet or a concierge.


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

Sorry ;-) But wear is the Bull?!


Anonymous Carol said ... (10:45 AM) : 

Are you sure this is Sydney and not Sevilla?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

I like the lady in the red skirt. It's a combination that might overpower some, but works on her because she's so comfortable in an outfit that loud. It's too bad there weren't as many shots of Melbourne, although I must say that this winter in Melbourne has been a bit drab. Everyone is wearing black, maybe it's because it's cold and dreary and we all have SAD.

I'm a fan of this blog. Thanks, Sart.


Blogger N. said ... (10:50 AM) : 

Great!! He looks like a matador and she´s so Frida Kahlo!


Blogger hommedrum said ... (10:53 AM) : 

This guy looks awesome, Mixing extreme dress up with a relaxed street style. Cool!


Blogger Brian said ... (11:29 AM) : 

That first photo looks like the lead in a Flamenco musical version of "No Country for Old Men"...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:39 AM) : 

I have never liked the combination of red and black: somehow, it looks crude to me. But that is a completely irrational opinion.

And I absolutely covet her boots.


Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

I'm a huge Sartorialist fan, but I must confess that I've found the entire Sydney sequence a bore--not a single snap is comparable to virtually anything from Milan or NYC. Moreover, how about more pictures of sharp-dressed middle-aged men? Enough already with the emo types! Thanks.


Anonymous Rachel said ... (11:43 AM) : 

I LOVE the man's outfit - I want to wear it - every bit of it!


Blogger Allison said ... (11:47 AM) : 

tradition and folklore meet heels and slim cuts...


Anonymous jo said ... (11:58 AM) : 

i thought it was spain for a moment! love the red!


Blogger Danielle said ... (12:09 PM) : 

very spanish.


Blogger Dannie said ... (12:23 PM) : 

ooh...i love his matador look and her vintage senorita look...
they should do the tango'd be gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 PM) : 

The guy looks like he could whip out a red cape or a mariachi guitar at any minute!

It's funny, the detailing taken in isolation looks quite feminine, but the overall effect isn't... I guess the top half is pretty well anchored by the dark belt/trousers on the bottom.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:48 PM) : 

are you sure you're not in spain?
"que venga el toro"


Blogger Yoli said ... (12:49 PM) : 

The girl pulls it off in a costume sort of way. He I think is actually in a work uniform right? I mean, come on?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 PM) : 

Color is amazing in the pictures, the light is fabulous. Regarding the outfits, i hope they were working there or there was a reason to wear those clothes... just not my cup of tea.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:05 PM) : 

The guy looks like a really cool waiter


Blogger Just me said ... (1:05 PM) : 

UPPSSS! very spanish -.*


Blogger Breckinridge said ... (1:36 PM) : 

The first guy reminds me of Jermaine Stewart, circa 1987.


Blogger Lauren said ... (1:58 PM) : 

oh, I love his jacket and want to steal it for myself.


Blogger Rollergirl said ... (2:01 PM) : 

The top one is amazing!


Blogger Megan said ... (2:09 PM) : 

I am loving all the red! Such a powerful color and so suited to vintage looks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:20 PM) : 

her look is pretty romantic and consistent.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:22 PM) : 

he is on some: 80s take on 60s hair with a KFC/ Teddy Boy tie and pants, waiter's jacket,French cuffs. so many competing directions keep it from being fun or great and make it a great, hot mess.

good try though


Blogger Mujer imperfecta said ... (2:36 PM) : 



Blogger Irina Baranovskaya said ... (3:06 PM) : 

matador and his señora! I like them


Blogger Marina said ... (3:07 PM) : 

looks very Barcelonian matador...


Blogger nanzilla said ... (3:51 PM) : 

the guy = el matador!

I really liked these images... thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 PM) : 

I like the sense of humour in her dress and expression. She seems so at ease with the world...


Anonymous an said ... (4:13 PM) : 

in love with the alaia boots!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (4:17 PM) : 

great colors. And he´s got cool hair!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 PM) : 

Come on...her I can understand. But he's gotta be a waiter or something, right?


Blogger Jenny said ... (5:15 PM) : 

Really like the guy's outfit!


Blogger preppygoesrock said ... (5:27 PM) : 

i love the outfit of the guy in red... its definitely inspired by gossipgirl in a weird way but i absolutely adore it... its so blair waldorf with a hint of rock n roll


Anonymous CurveSmart said ... (5:39 PM) : 

Alaia or Mollini boots.. Who cares? It's the whole look, not the brands.

Wouldn't have thought you would find him at the markets, though. And who'd have thought anyone but Colonel S could rock a tie like that?


Blogger Mr Brown said ... (5:43 PM) : 

He's not me, but soooo much better than the bland stuff too many people wear for assumed cachet rather than building their own style.


Blogger Max said ... (5:56 PM) : 

Black and red are such strong colors, and together they are often too much for me.

Are those brass knuckles in the guys pocket?


Anonymous fASHION mINUTE said ... (6:55 PM) : 

more red on men - oh yes!


Blogger TheMinx said ... (7:03 PM) : 

the first picture is sooo cool.


Blogger Sophie said ... (7:23 PM) : 

They are both stunning! Love the lady's skirt and boots!


Blogger C & S said ... (7:46 PM) : 

J'adore. The long bow and cropped jacket, the polka dots and lacy boots....Parfait!


Anonymous victoria karkoulas said ... (8:45 PM) : 

the boots are great...they remind me of some my mum had during the 80's that i used to secretly try on! delicate cut outs/eyelets like leather lace ...LOVE.


Anonymous kagitsune said ... (8:56 PM) : 

Woaaaahhhh! I love this sort of thing. Bright with awesome retro silhouettes! I think our friend needs to go up a pants size, though... ^^;;;


Anonymous Tiffany said ... (9:24 PM) : 

i love it, both outfits look great


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:34 PM) : 

I saw him around the city on a trip to Sydney a while back. He wore a similar outfit and he really caught my eye. What a coincedence that you happened to capture him on Sart!


Blogger Starck Mad said ... (11:30 PM) : 

The woman in the polka dot skirt, scares me.....but in a good way. What I love about your photos, is that aside from being gorgeous and thoughtfully composed...
There's also a wonderful Diane Arbus/Weegee subversive quality to them.

Dare I say, French Vogue meets Cindy Sherman?

Bottom line, I love your work.

xxoo Steve, in Chicago


Blogger MAISON CHAPLIN said ... (11:35 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:22 AM) : 

#1 is costume.


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

i adore the pics ... but are you sure that's sydney?!?!?!


Blogger Emma said ... (2:34 AM) : 

Yay for Miss Linlee, the Alaia boots are divine, great to see someone so comfortable in such a powerful colour.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 AM) : 

those alaia shoes are belle as


Anonymous sarah said ... (3:08 AM) : 

Lovely shots with a great vintage feel. Miguel (top photo) is always so stylishly dressed and I'm proud to say - yet another Brisbaner!


Blogger Ashley said ... (5:26 AM) : 

The girl wearing the polka dot dress and fab Alaïa boots instantly made me think of my trip to Spain...very beautiful but strong outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:39 AM) : 

This look is so typical of the Spanish folklore!!! When are you coming to Madrid??? we would be delighted to have you here Sart!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:42 AM) : 

This look is so typical of the Spanish folklore!! Gorgeous. By the way, when are you coming to Madrid Mr Sartorialist? We would be delighted to have you here!


Blogger I need a guide said ... (8:29 AM) : 

cool spanish style!


Blogger paolina said ... (8:30 AM) : 

remembers me an Hermès carrè


Blogger Angeles Almuna Design said ... (10:08 AM) : 

Ole! Ole! style, just they need the guitarrista and some passion! :)


Blogger soksoky said ... (12:34 PM) : 

Waiter uniform or not, that jacket is so damn stunning. I love how vibrant the red is.


Blogger Jenny Brew said ... (4:59 PM) : 

I love the woman's look! So Frida Kahlo inspired!


Blogger Erin said ... (7:56 PM) : 

The first almost has a bit of the "ew" factor, not sure why, but still fascinating. Very personal. The second is fantastic - creative and adorable. I love how much they show the two personalities!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:29 AM) : 

Reminiscent of FRIDA. Especially the head piece! Beautiful.


Anonymous Cody said ... (9:01 AM) : 

Aww Miguel. A terribly stylish lad. I've had to good luck to work with him a couple of times. There's never a time he doesn't look perfect. A bunch of us friends went out to dinner here in Brisbane at this cheap, dingy little chinese place in Fortitude Valley and he wore a full-length kilt. Don't ask me to remember who made it, but it was perfect.


Blogger theo said ... (9:58 AM) : 

another brisbane person in the first photo. hello world from brisbane


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

Sell the polka dot lady photo to a coffee manufacturer. I can smell the coffee looking at it!


Blogger secondvurss said ... (12:22 PM) : 

love the lace detail on the boots and the red jacket.


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

TOO costume(y). Keep the boots, LOSE everything else.


Blogger Rael said ... (9:11 PM) : 

anyone who weares ALIA is always a styleish woman to me! those boots are killer... not big on the ensamble but those shoes totally make up for it! ALL HAIL ALIA!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 AM) : 

wondering why you took so many Sydney shots and only a couple of Melbourne shots when you visited Australia. I have found the people in melbourne to be much more stylish, fashionable, innovative and creative!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 AM) : 

Very Sydney.....outrageous...
Can't wait to see the Melbourne it won't all be galz in black


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:51 AM) : 

good ol JMAquilian


Blogger Nicolamichelle said ... (9:35 AM) : 

I love her. And she's totally in aus- note the empty hand where a cigarette would dangle if she were in Europe.I also really like the bare legs with boots. Brave, and totally worth it. p.s Devastated not to see more Melb pics.


Blogger travelbug said ... (4:03 PM) : 

This woman is a total trip.

But I cannot for the life of me envision that she represents real life in Australia.

Here she's into a flamenco theme. Fun. She'd be a hit in Paris.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:54 PM) : 

Great shots did they live in the same gypsy caravan too- very flamenco indeed! JUST WISH WE COULD SEE WHAT SHOES THE GUY IS WEARING? I am curious were they boots?


Blogger tresh said ... (7:54 PM) : 

it feels style
love the new


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:59 PM) : 

is this the same lady who appeared a couple of times on garance dore's blog?


Blogger Sydney Sider said ... (8:30 PM) : 

I think Sydney stands alone in Australia for encouraging such bold colours and style. Would love to know if this woman is going to any swapping meets, what a great style!


Blogger Alice said ... (10:53 PM) : 

I haven't seen any Melbourne yet! Are we getting melbourne pics soon?
Fingers crossed...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

oh no no no no he looks like a spanish bullfighter.


Blogger Golden Girl Olive said ... (12:19 PM) : 

The bullfighter and the flamenco dancer. I love elements of each of these. The bows (her in the hair, his in the tie), the brights balanced by black. I'm wondering if there was some reason they were dressed so reminiscent of Spanish history, or a happy coincidence that Sart saw two people embodying this style?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:37 PM) : 

I love her ruffled skirt! It's so chic and cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 PM) : 

I just fell in love with the boy on the top...great clothes!!


Blogger JFK Jean said ... (9:49 AM) : 

I love the man's look. I've been searching for that tie for a few months now, and can't wait to find it and make it work like he does in the photo.

As for the lady, her dress is so flirty, I can imagine her dancing and doing a lot of spins while her dress follows her in perfect harmony.


Anonymous an said ... (11:25 AM) : 

The young man looks like my ex-boyfriend... haha.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 PM) : 

This woman is exploding with character, irony, and a raw and rustic sort of beauty. I keep coming back to this one.


Blogger Sofie Niccolai said ... (6:06 PM) : 

Very spanish looks! He look like a matador and she's his Rosita...


Anonymous mimi said ... (1:02 AM) : 

i love that half the people in the sydney shots are from brisbane!

and i dont understand all the 'waiter' comments. wait staff do NOT dress like this in australia (or at least, very rarely)... i actually want his little red jacket for me.

and sart, that woman is such a find! she looks amazing, beautiful and confident. also have some lovely sydney pics from RAFW for those interested :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 AM) : 

are these part of the Australian Fashion week here? - as i can see some latino theme... Btw I love her shoes...!


Blogger Shana said ... (3:03 PM) : 

Ah Linlee! She looks loverly as usual!


Blogger Lara said ... (5:03 PM) : 

Oh those boots! Lacey leather is dreamy. The dress reminds me of Rizzo's prom dress in Grease! Retro, yet there's something decidedly flamenco about it.


Anonymous Bazza said ... (11:22 AM) : 

That's sweet,she lent him her jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:54 PM) : 

Isn't the guy the designer for Saint Augustine Academy. Love his stuff! Which they had it here in Canada.


Anonymous xAZD said ... (3:28 PM) : 

those are the alaia boots? Gahhh-so pretty!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:05 PM) : 

these photographs to me are a little facehunter-esque. more costume-y than the pure class and confidence we usually see on here.


Anonymous CarlosDalton said ... (2:48 PM) : 

Yo, this is my Linlee Allen !
i love this girl. she's crazy!

i always loved your photos! your the best.
you shoot me one day in paris & i has really impressed!

Merci Monsieur.



Blogger topher said ... (9:59 PM) : 

The Guy is a friend of mine - let me just say that this is just a SMALL taste of some of the feats of style that this boy is capable of!
He doesn't 'dress up', this is honestly his day-to-day wear.
He wore a suit to my birthday that I would have killed a small child to own myself.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:05 AM) : 

omg is that Dagmar???


Anonymous Mischa said ... (9:08 AM) : 

Dagmar always a little costumey!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:14 PM) : 

She absolutely owns the red. It doesn't overwhelm nor define her - it simply IS her. Not only is it physically complementary, but the flair expresses a confidence and spice that no other uniform could capture.

I find her stunning.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 PM) : 

that skirt is AWESOME so are the boots


Anonymous Kara said ... (11:14 PM) : 

Frida Kahlo for the 21st century?


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