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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Dublin Signing

I will be coming to Dublin for the first time this weekend, and will be having a book signing and a reception there. I am really excited to meet my readers in Dublin. They are open to everyone, so I hope you can make it to one event - or both!

Dublin Signing
Friday October 9th
at The Gallery of Photography
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Reception after the Signing
Friday October 9th
at Harvey Nichols
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16
in the First Floor Bar

Comments on "Dublin Signing"


Blogger Leopold Gloom said ... (1:48 PM) : 

Excellent! Thanks for the confirmation & see you there fella!


Blogger E said ... (1:48 PM) : 

AWESOME! You're signing on the one day I happen to be in Dublin [right after an insurance exam, but oh well!]

See you there!


Blogger Simone said ... (1:53 PM) : 

Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat! Ádh mór ort!
Trust you will be taking some wonderful pictures to share!


Blogger miss milki said ... (1:56 PM) : 

This is killing me! I'd love to be ther but I'm stuck down in Cork, so near and yet so far! Any plans to come to Cork?! ;)


Blogger Natalia said ... (2:17 PM) : 

Well this is getting slightly closer to Glasgow. Is there any chance of a Glasgow or Edinburgh visit? We'd be thrilled.


Blogger Enigma said ... (2:33 PM) : 



Blogger B said ... (2:56 PM) : 

Those will be photos I cannot wait to see. Enjoy your Guinness!


Blogger JK said ... (3:02 PM) : 

Oh weep! I'll be in Dublin on Sat but can't get up on Friday. Is Harvey Nicks the only place to pick up a copy??


Blogger Unnatural Blonde said ... (3:34 PM) : 

Will be unavailable for Gallery of Photography but would love to go to Harvey Nic's. Is it invitation only? Best of luck in Dublin. I fear we may fall far short of your sartorial standards but we will hopefully make up for it with a hundred thousand welcomes (as we say here!).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

There is pretty much no chance you will find anyone to photograph in Dundrum.
Go into Smock on Drury Street and photograph the owner, I think she's called Karen. She's 1 of only about 20 women in Dublin that are worth photographing for their style.
I expect slim pickings Mr. Satorialist.


Anonymous Niki said ... (3:54 PM) : 

When are you coming to Los Angeles?!


Anonymous nastasja said ... (3:55 PM) : 

I am so gutted! Knowing I'll be travelling from Sweden to Dublin in a few weeks :(


Blogger blogee said ... (4:02 PM) : 

I can't wait for this. We're delighted you're finally coming to Dublin. I will be sneaking out of work to come see you in Harvey Nichols.


Blogger Kate said ... (5:15 PM) : 

I will be a matter of hours late, which is kind of disappointing! But I hope you find some shots around town - I'm sure there is plenty of style despite what some people say!


Blogger Glam Beckhams Foro said ... (5:17 PM) : 

im so far awaaaaay!! but all the best =)
have fun!


Blogger Aleho Limón said ... (5:20 PM) : 

And when Barcelona?????!!!!!!!!!
We want The Sartotrialist HERE!


Blogger TresChic said ... (5:48 PM) : 

Oh My God!!!!
will be in class for the signing...but hopefuly I 'll get to the that invitation only or all welcome????
I wonder what you will make of our style :O.....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 PM) : 

O MY GOD!!!!!!! see you then.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:03 PM) : 

So thrilled you're coming to Dublin, I'll be in that queue with my bells on!!


Blogger MAISON CHAPLIN said ... (8:52 PM) : 

Hi, come to Oporto, i'll get you a signing session at Fashion Clinic store. ;) @ Paris Fashion Week


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 PM) : 

You should come to Philadelphia some time. Visit the city then head to the Main Line. There are some people with really great style here and some fans who would love to have their copy of your book signed!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:52 PM) : 

come to Toronto! ....Canada :)

I purchased your book on Saturday. I would love to get it signed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:27 AM) : 

dear sir!

please ensure you check out 'Moore Street' to see some of the REAL Dublin. Also, if at all possible, wander around 'North Great Georges Street' in the hope of meeting a Senator David Norris. ( ) You couldnt find a better man to photograph. Unless of course you run into actor David Kelly..
( ). How people can claim Dublin is short on the sartorially pleasing I do not

best wishes x


Anonymous Lupe said ... (5:35 AM) : 

come to Madrid... with your eyes you'd get the best out of my people and I'd love to meet you in person. ¡Te esperamos!


Blogger FashionsLaboratory said ... (5:57 AM) : 

Oh my god amazing you're coming to Ireland, won't be able to make it up, major bummer but enjoy Dublin!!!:-)


Anonymous Zuleka said ... (6:14 AM) : 

Go to Smithfield Square. I saw a girl walking across the cobblestones there a few days ago - platinium blonde hair, dressed in black, stick insect legs, great hairy boots and a pink umbrella. You'd have loved it! Enjoy Dublin.


Anonymous Chrys said ... (6:28 AM) : 

cool!! we going on Dublin friday morning youhou! i missed you in Paris so ;p see u friday


Blogger SequinsandBangles said ... (6:53 AM) : 

I cannot wait, have confirmed for both events! Can't wait to hear you speak on Friday morning! Hope you will be giving advice :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:05 AM) : 

For those who were asking about the book's availability here in Ireland - it should be widely available in the larger chain stores - I know for sure it's in Eason O'Connell Street and their Dundrum branch, and you'll probably also find it in Dubray and Waterstones/Hodges too. And I'm sure it'll be on sale at the Gallery on Fri.

And for the naysayers - sure, Dublin's not the most stylish city in the world, but then it's not a fashion capital, and it's also pretty damn small. So of course there are fewer stylish people then elsewhere - there are fewer people than elsewhere generally! We are a country of only 4 million. But we're very outward looking, in tune with both Europe and America, and have a lot in common (I think) with vibrant cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow and Barcelona.

And as Scott knows, the most important elements of style aren't insider fashion knowledge, the latest label or being part of the fashion in crowd (although I'm sure all of that helps). They are being an individual, and being aware of yourself and your surroundings. And whatever about anything else, there are LOTS of individuals in Dublin - you just have to look past the centre of things and at the edges. Scott has demonstrated he's great at that. I'm sure he'll have a great time here.

See you on Friday, Scott. We'll give you a warm welcome!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:40 AM) : 

Also, Scott, some recommended places to visit in Dublin if you are style-seeking ...

Dundrum Town Centre (where Harvey Nicks is, and south of the city centre) is probably not the place to look. You are better off sticking with the city centre (west of Grafton St, around Wicklow/Exchequer St, South William St and George's St Arcade, and George's Street itself). You might find some interesting students in Trinity College (at top end of Grafton Street) ... and some great places to shoot. Then slightly out of the city centre, try Stoneybatter (north of the Liffey, and west of O'Connell St - if you jump in a taxi they'll take you to Stoneybatter/Smithfield area and you might see some interesting things out that way). Someone above mentioned Stephen's Green - you'll see a lot of tourists and visitors there, lots of suits, and a nice general mix of people, and it's one of the few oases of calm in the city centre.

Also, I know you like your suits - you should visit Louis Copeland for some Donegal tweed! Here's a link to AA Gill's experience ...!243455-news.aspx


Blogger alexander said ... (8:30 AM) : 

when are you coming to publishing and book town Hamburg, Germany? Alexander


Blogger shark mombassa said ... (10:10 AM) : 

fantastic - hope to make one or both xxxx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 AM) : 

One more thing, Scott. I know you're only visiting Dublin this time but, having seen the other styles and kinds of photography you like, you should visit the west of the country next time if you can. If you look at UK lifestyle website,, you can see a beautiful if hopelessly romanticized version of the west of Ireland on the home page at the moment. It's stunningly shot and styled though, so I'm letting them away with it! It's beyond nostalgia, because it's beautiful 'reminiscences' on a time gone by that never really existed, or when it did, for only a small number of people. Like something out of an Elizabeth Bowen novel. The scenery's still there though! I have a dream that some day all Irish women will abandon the overly groomed fake tan, straighteners and high heels look and embrace beautiful coats, unusual scarves, wild hair and pale skin. We just need to find our own style - we're a young country (as well as a very old one)!


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

Hi Sart,
Glad you're coming to Dublin.
Is the reception open to everyone? Unfortunately, I can't make it at 1.15. I work.
There is a little nice shop in Nassau street where they sell tweed and made-to-order coats and jackets. I'm sure you would love it.
Address: 31 Nassau street
See you soon


Blogger Joanne said ... (12:26 PM) : 


how do i register for the reception? just by emailing the harvey nic's address?

And, I agree, the last anonymous poster had some great tips for funky areas!



Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Both events are open to the public, Harvey Nichols wanted to try and get a "count" of how many people are coming via email - but please feel free to just show up!

I know Scott is getting excited about his trip, and I am jotting down all of your suggestions for him.

- Tracy (Scott's assistant)


Anonymous Aisling said ... (12:56 PM) : 

Awh no, no chance I'll be able to get out of school, let alone go from Belfast to Dublin :( haha. I remain in hope that one day you'll come up to Belfast! :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:42 PM) : 

Totally agree with what a previous anonymous said; " You are better off sticking with the city centre (west of Grafton St, around Wicklow/Exchequer St, South William St and George's St Arcade, and George's Street itself)."

Go to these places. Plus some of the vintage shops in Temple Bar itself. George's St. Market should be good for finding people and when you walk through it, the streets at the back are good and a shop called 'Harlequin.'

Go to Powerscourt Townhouse on William St South, it's lovely, quie small but good shops and should have cool people.

Good luck and have a nice trip.

I happen to be out of Ireland, sadly.


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

ciao carino...quando arriva in Toronto con il libro?


Blogger Cillian said ... (3:05 PM) : 

Looking forward to your visit!



Anonymous emina said ... (3:11 PM) : 

Amazing, I just read about you coming to Dublin in Irish Times this Sunday - great article btw. looking forward to it:)


Blogger Joanna said ... (5:41 PM) : 

I'm definitely coming :) so happy to meet you



Blogger shark mombassa said ... (6:10 PM) : 

Dundrum town centre is quite away out of the city centre - but i guess its because its the harvey won't see many stylish people there - apart from us lot ha ha ha ha xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Blogger miss milki said ... (7:15 AM) : 

I can't make it myself but I've blogged about it here.

Have a great time! :)


Blogger Tanya said ... (7:34 AM) : 

Hello Mr Schuman, and Hello Tracy!
We are all looking forward to welcoming you to the Gallery of Photography on Friday. Just so as your readers know, we have your book here at a special Booksigning price this week, and on the day of course. The event is at standing room only at this point, but don't let that put you off - it will be a great spot to see and be seen - we are advising all to come a bit early - 12.30 or so! Ciao
Tanya Kiang, Gallery Director


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:07 PM) : 

Should be interesting to see what you come up with. I must say I feel Dublin is awful for style (for men anyway). Everybody dresses the same and very casually and I have noticed Irish men have absolutely no clue how to dress professionally.

If you go to the financial centre you will see all manner of horribly fitting suits worn with absolute disdain. Its a real rarity to find a man here in a well fitted suit, with a nice shirt and tie and well polished shoes (and if you do their usually foreign).

Hope you see more stylish Irish people than I do.

PS. I think Irish women are generally much better dressed and on the whole are not so bad.


Blogger David said ... (3:08 PM) : 

Ever consider Belfast?

3 hours or so from Dublin. Nice compact city, friendly atmosphere and a few characterful people to be snapped around City Hall (where everyone lies idly at the faintest shimmer of sun) also the Art College (University of Ulster) 5 minutes away and (best of all) the Botanic area. All of these are within a short walking distance. Worth it for the atmosphere alone if you can make it.


Blogger Shadan Saber said ... (3:08 PM) : 

awww... dublin calls! i wish i was there!


Anonymous Magsli said ... (3:57 PM) : 

Oh my word this is the most exciting news i've heard all year! I'm flying onto Dublin next on Thursday. I have never been more excited about anything possibly ever!


Anonymous Godzilla said ... (6:16 PM) : 

Have fun in Dublin! There are definitely beautiful, stylish people there but you'll have to wade through a lot of samey bottle-blondes, caked in makeup to find them. You would have more scope in Galway. I'm away otherwise I'd be at the GoP :(


Blogger shark mombassa said ... (7:06 PM) : 

well the responses you are getting ..... you could 'nt make it up could you................? x


Blogger Dithyramb said ... (7:29 PM) : 

When will you visit fair Los Angeles, California?


Anonymous Michelle said ... (8:55 AM) : 

See you at the booking signing tomorrow. Can't wait!!! You are causing many wardrobe dilemnas in Dublin at the moment :)


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

Also, if you're snapping go to South William Street / Coppinger Row / Clarendon Street / Drury Street / George's Street Arcade area....see you tomorrow!!


Blogger philip said ... (11:48 AM) : 

Hey Sart-
-when in Dublin, be sure to make your way to Panti Bar. It's a drag bar with one of the most fashionable, beautiful, lovely drag queens in town. I think you'd probably stumble into some beautiful photo subjects. . .


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:37 PM) : 

If you had to seat yourself in one spot, I recommend Castle Market, a short street connecting Drury Street, at the back of the Georges St. Arcade with South William Street at the back of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Both buildings would provide fabulous backdrops and the street itself with a drapery, french cafe and boutiques attracts an eclectic mix of people. I can't wait to see photos on your blog from this inspiring location! It is a minute from Grafton Street. Stoneybatter with Artisan houses has many stylish creative types too. Enjoy!


Anonymous Pia said ... (3:10 PM) : 

Have a smashing time in Dublin. Actually, I think you will find lots of classy people to photograpy. I lived there during my professional life and always loved going to Grafton street to see what was in style!!! Love taht city so much...hate their climate!


Anonymous Emma said ... (4:23 PM) : 

Oh Sart, i'm devastated!
I'm a Dubliner and when months ago you announced the coming of your book as well as some of the places which you intended to tour with the book and mentioned Dublin, I was delighted!
I'm truly, truly annoyed that i've moved to Oxford a week ago for university and you're finally hitting Dublin!
Well, I hope that perhaps you spot somebody in the city who's worthy enough for the blog, that would make my week.

I should have gone to Trinity, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:56 PM) : 

I second the anon guy above, sit outside Grogans on drury st, and while away a few hours with a pint of guinness and some good company. Best people watching location in our fair city! Amárach, le grá,p.


Blogger Pauline said ... (6:48 PM) : 

Wish I was in Dublin tomorrow.
I would come and see you.
Pauline MacLean (Yorkshire,England)


Anonymous Max said ... (8:03 PM) : 

please come to Edinburgh!
The people here do need some style advise but the city itself is amazing! I work at the Michelin stared restaurant Martin Wishart here and would love to welcome you if you can make it!
I will definetly do everything possible to come to a signing if there should be one!
Thank you for concidering it!



Blogger Snowdrops said ... (8:05 PM) : 

This is so exciting! I've been following your blog for a goodish while now and can't believe you'll soon be gracing the city that I now call home. I'll definitely try to sneak out of work and be there! It's a pity I won't be able to make 12:30 though (per the gallery director's suggestion up-thread) as I have a meeting from 12 that'll probably last until 1, but will try to get there as soon as I can. Can't wait to see you and hopefully lots of stylish Dubliners there too :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 PM) : 

Hey Sart, enjoy Dublin.
To get a taste of Dublin YOUTUBE Ding Dong Denny's history of Ireland/Dublin, give you a bit of background from a dubs perspective while downing a pint of flan


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:53 AM) : 

Who in the name of God calls anything a "pint of flan"
I presume the wanna be Paddy whacker above is actually referring to Flann i.e. Flann O' Brien.
I would pay very good money to hear the response of any normal bar man to an order for a "pint of flan".
Good luck to you finding anything to photograph with this as an indicator of what you're dealing with.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:52 AM) : 

Welcome to Dublin Sart! Presuming you're here by now. Bad day for the photography but it'll help you see how hampered our attempts at style are by the weather. Expect to see lots of bundled up peeps in coats and scarves today! (Hopefully some pretty ones.)

See you later!


Anonymous Maria said ... (10:19 AM) : 

Oh... Please come to Vienna, Austria!! Even I have been surprised as of late as to how may stylish people are actually hiding out here.

P.S. Love your photos


Anonymous Elevate PR said ... (11:11 AM) : 

We really enjoyed meeting you in Dublin today. Very inspiring on a horrible rainy day! Elevate PR


Blogger Rockin**Fashion** said ... (5:48 PM) : 

Was great to meet you @ d signing today Mr.S & even though there were loadsa peop's in the Q you still devoted your very limited time to answering my friend & I's Q with an insightful & intriguing answer, so thank you!
We now know that Dries Van Noten was one of your fave collections from the 4 fashion weeks ;)

Would be great to hear your thoughts on the style scope from Dublin's fair city, good or bad?
As you said you had to get more practice in with your writing so no better place to start xx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Can't believe I missed you again. I was in New York when you had the book signing & now i'm in Dublin...just in the wrong county. I did buy your book when in NY's fantastic! Hope you had a great time!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 AM) : 

Lovely to meet you yesterday on a miserable Dublin day. Hope it din't dampen (ha) any photgraphic efforts and looking forward to seeing the results.



Blogger Martina said ... (2:40 PM) : 

I cannot BELIEVE I missed this post...I have been off radar for a few days and now that I am back I discover you were in Dublin at the weekend...I never, ever thought that would happen and am utterly and unadulteratedly (is that a word??) cheesed off..I hope it went really well and that you got a great Irish welcome...sobbidy sob sob :(


Blogger shark mombassa said ... (5:02 PM) : 

i cannot believe all the negative comments about Dubliners and style, surely style is down to the individual and has nothing to do with where you come from. There are plenty of Dubliners with style - but perhaps not the ones who make such uncomplmentary comments about everyone else.


Blogger Joan said ... (2:52 PM) : 

Well, can't believe you only found 3 stylish women in Dublin! Pity you weren't here 2 weeks later for the Vintage Fashion and Decor fair. Lots of gorgeous gals with a real sense of style (alas, the men let us down as per usual). Women who dress vintage in Dublin as elsewhere have more individuality & style - check out the photos of the fair on, see if I'm right.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:11 PM) : 

Please come to Dublin again, i would love to get a signed book!


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