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Monday, September 24, 2007

At Rodarte

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Blogger mowrer said ... (4:52 AM) : 

classe, stile, bellezza e amalgama perfetto di bianco e nero


Blogger mitsue said ... (5:29 AM) : 

i'd like to see the white suit in action, on the street. i can't tell if she wants to be wearing it, or if she was convinced into wearing it, or if she REALLY didn't have anything else to wear.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:24 AM) : 

lovem' shoes! (pic2)
greets from sweden! /jaz


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:18 AM) : 

Neither look especially pulled together to me.

The matchiness of the purple purse is my biggest problem with the first. She looks uncomfortable.

The fit is my problem with number two.

They both seem to be examples of confusing the wearing of expensive clothes with actual style.


Blogger Butch said ... (7:42 AM) : 

Both outfits, but particularly the top one, are really, rally, really, really, really (can I say it? I'm going to:) ugly.


Blogger V said ... (7:54 AM) : 

Those are great shoes.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (8:01 AM) : 

The look of the first photo is fantastic! Perfect!


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:08 AM) : 

This beautiful young woman's oufit evokes Watteau's Pierrot somehow. Don't think most women could even consider wearing it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:14 AM) : 

That first outfit is just silly looking. Love the bag, though.


Blogger UESman said ... (8:23 AM) : 

Both of these women terrify me, but for different reasons.


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

the blond lady looks so fresh and like she is in a very good mood, thats what i like! - and of course her outfit is awesome too <3
i want her hair-style ...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 AM) : 

The kitchen sink must be in the fuschia bag? Cheers to her for taking a chance!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:19 AM) : 

the white/black/purple ensemble is shockingly sophisticated, tasteful, original while still managing to be outrageously beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 AM) : 



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

You go girl!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 AM) : 

picture 1: Too much... maybe just the jacket without the embelishments...
picture 2: Sooo cute!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:06 AM) : 

hello miss billionairess in couture...

prefer the twisted shirtdress and beige booties with the rockabilly hair!! modern and funkadelic in all the right ways!


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

#2 = red dress girl...

she's got great style.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:47 AM) : 

The first photo:I have rarely seen something so dramatic and so well executed WOW I'm blown away, completely!


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:48 AM) : 

Love that dress. I would have loved it on its own, but I really like how she has layered it.


Blogger Stratos Bacalis said ... (10:58 AM) : 

You see these, then you see Carine Roitfeld and wonder: why? Pass. They are not even wonderfully eccentric like Vivienne Westwood or Anna Piaggi.


Blogger Loma said ... (11:24 AM) : 

cute hair, i think it looks really nice when blondes wear really light colored clothing.


Blogger The Spicers said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Have to say I don't love Lisa Airan is Rodarte. It's too forced and costume-y for me. She often looks great, but this one's a miss.


Blogger The Spicers said ... (11:35 AM) : 

Oh, the girl from the Thakoon show again! Is she a stylist? If not, she should be. Love the way she wears a gray tank under the unbuttoned dress, the booties, and the crazy long (feather?) earrings.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:36 AM) : 

Wow, both of these ladies are so incredibly beautiful and stylish...
very inspiring!


Blogger winst said ... (11:49 AM) : 

Agh, those sleeves in the first picture are disastrous.. they completely disfigure her arms.


Blogger Landis said ... (11:53 AM) : 

normally (normally)
i LOVE dr. airan's style.

but don't we think the matching lip/bag/ruffle is a bit overkill for an already overdone outfit. i get that it's rodarte. . . but a little subtlety goes a long way here. . . h


Blogger Le Raconteur said ... (12:01 PM) : 

Lovely. I adore the first woman's look.


Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (12:10 PM) : 

Great photos, Sart, but I just have to ask: WTF?! I don't understand the costume in the top photo.


Blogger _ said ... (12:23 PM) : 

ahhh i have those tashkent by cheyenne boots! (2nd picture)

they're a bitch to walk in but i love them so much, haha.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:49 PM) : 

Woman #1 looks like a pierrot. It's a beautiful top. A beautiful bottom, but the two together are too much of the Good Thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 PM) : 

I'm sorry but those have to be two of the most unattractive outfits I've ever seen. The first one is tailored for a clown, or perhaps a figure from a Bosch altarpiece, and the other looks like an extra from the "Tek Noir" bar scene in the original "Terminator" film.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 PM) : 

Love to see photos of Dr. Aerin all decked out, Love Rodarte,but I think the strong design of the cloths are wearing her. She would have looked much better if she broke the look up, by maybe pairing the skirt with a simple shell or blouse or by pairng the jacket with a stove pipe black pant in black or hot pink a nice clean line for for the drama up top. Her hair and makeup I feel were to much as well she young and beauty and has amazing skin.


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

Hm. The first one looks indeed like a candy -- including pink wrapping and ribbons. It's a bit hard to imagine how you could stand in front of a mirror and not realize this. Yes, this lady spent thousands of dollars, but in my opinion mis-invested. It's all nicely matched and thought through, but the global effect of the look is just one thing: candy-esque.

The second one looks fun and a lot more creative, in particular the dress has an awesome simple cut and shoes/bag are well-matched. The hair has a touch of madness, which is just right.

It's a fine line, between embarassingly overdone looks and creative ones. It probably runs between these two shots.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Well they're certainly worthy of the spectacle of photography--that first woman looks sooooo uncomfortable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:15 PM) : 

isn't that sofia hedström again? she's gorgeous.


Blogger marie said ... (1:23 PM) : 

In the top photo, the jacket looks out of proportion to the person wearing it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:28 PM) : 

I can't help but think of the cleaning bills for that Rodarte suit. Bon courage for wearing it on NYC streets! Is the second photo of the red GRL from last week? Great smile!


Blogger Jennifer said ... (1:31 PM) : 

the top woman is tremendously fashion-victimish (and she looks none too happy about that), and the bottom pic is cute (love her hairdo - i think that makes the whole look, for me).


Blogger LINEAS DE FUEGO said ... (1:37 PM) : 

perfect, just perfect! The white long dress with the violet lines in her body. Simple nice shot and lady also


Blogger EA and M said ... (1:43 PM) : 

i want to see more of that bag! does anyone know who it is by? the hair is very cute - she looks great.


Blogger Andy said ... (1:44 PM) : 

rodarte has BEAUTIFULLY made clothes. it's amazing to me that the designers are so young (and i'm assuming have less of a budget, but i could be wrong, to work with) and produce time after time whimsical yet real clothes for women.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:53 PM) : 

i just fell out of my chair. it takes intense personal style and beauty to rock a look like that SO WELL. if i saw her on the street, i would die of envy. AMAZING.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:32 PM) : 

Both girls have really paid lots of time dressing up.There are so many interesting details and the colors used in gathering the cobinations are a pleasure to the eye.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Suited: The concept is there for appreciation but has gone overboard in the actual wearing. Perhaps it's because this particular Mme. doesn't seem someone made her wear it.

Booted: Nice touch with the boots as it brings a touch of "drama in the back"



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:50 PM) : 

I don't like either of these dresses, but perhaps they are some sort of high fashion thing I wouldn't understand? The first one is so over the top, it looks like Cruella DeVil going to the prom in an 80s teen movie (though the hair is incredibly sleek). The contrast between her restrained expression and all that volume is straight up comical.

In the second look, I like the pattern and color of the dress but the waist and opening of the top is bizarre and I don't know what's happening with those shoes. Are they wedges? Heels? Is that a tie in the back? If anybody can name them, I'd be appreciative, because I'm intrigued.


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

I really like the contrasting colors in both outfits.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:18 PM) : 

amazing outfits!!! LOVE the top one, what a great creativity and thumbs up for wearing so well!!


Blogger Eroll said ... (4:19 PM) : 

Very stylish, chic and elegant. However it does make her look pregnant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 PM) : 

isn't that second girl the one who was leaning against the box at Thakoon?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 PM) : 

Who matches their lipstick with their bag? I saw this on and I hate it, the individual pieces are great but the way it all comes together... that look wears her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Great shots SART

they look better than some of the outfits on display , bravo !!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:59 PM) : 

All I can say is WOW! I would like to see more ladies like them on the streets here!!


Blogger christinaooi said ... (5:03 PM) : 

ooh la la....

love the backdrop!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 PM) : 

No, no, no to the ankle boots with that dress in the second picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:46 PM) : 

First photo: beautiful woman, beautiful clothes, but not together. She looks immobilized by the sheer volume of the jacket and skirt. Might look great worn separately.
Second photo: young, hip, and fun. I have yet to catch on to the current craze of wearing booties. I fail to see what it adds, and so few can wear it.

Other than that, you have a great eye, and your site is the first one I read with my morning coffee.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:09 PM) : 

Dr Airan usually looks confident and classy. I think she realizes this doesn't really work based on her expression...


Blogger Particulars said ... (6:10 PM) : 

The first picture: too much stuff going on. It looks horrendous. The shoes and bag are nice though.
The second picture: the dress is not that pretty and her shoes make her legs look stumpy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:40 PM) : 

I'm surprised so many are put off by these two- they look so chic and sophisticated to me. Truly gutsy takes on the "runway to street" idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:57 PM) : 

lisa airan usually looks so chic, but for this look, all i'm going to say is:
fashion victim


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:25 PM) : 


Both the ladies are fearless. I love the boots with the dress and the hair and the smile. Sweet comeback from girl in red dress.


Blogger Blaise said ... (9:10 PM) : 

The blonde girl seems to be familiar, were you able to take her picture before?? I like the color of her dress with the color of the inner shirt(??)

I like the upper photo, the dress looks like a dream..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 PM) : 

Photo #1. This suits can be worn by a very, very rich 80 years old. These ruffles will hide saggy chin and neck perfectly, and puffy sleeves will cover up boney arms. Purple croco-ish bag adds even "old-ladyish" feeling (and this doesn't mean it is "classic"). Not a costume for 30-40 somethings....


Blogger diuxi said ... (10:30 PM) : 

i like the metal gate


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:39 PM) : 

i love in the second picture how that combination would be nothing special in typical colors, ie black boots, grey dress.. but the yellows tie in so well with her coloring. she is pulling the same trick as the woman in one of my favorite sartorialist photos.. she wore an all black outfit but her auburn hair perfectly matched her boots. i think matching hair and shoe color can really make an outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:47 PM) : 

please, mr sart, confirm or deny: is this the same woman as your earlier post, with the red dress and blue belt? I kinda think no, but... does anyone know?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 AM) : 

Well, this just proves context is everything. Dr. Lisa Airan actually looks quite beautiful in this stunning Pierrot-like outfit from Rodarte. But she is definitely in the wrong place and time. I can't imagine any Rodarte outfit out on the street in the daytime -- certainly not that street with a backdrop of a gray garage door.

A woman wearing Rodarte should glide from the door to a waiting car, be driven to the event, be handed out of the car and then glide up the carpet to welcoming music and twinkling lights.

Even in the proper setting, however, there is one off note -- the Louboutin shoes. The signature red sole totally clashes with the handbag!


Blogger Decorno said ... (12:55 AM) : 

Too costume-y. But go on with her bad self, because she looks better than me all day long.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:13 AM) : 

Not crazy about the first picture. It looks as though she's trying way too hard. But I love the colour palette of the second outfit. So fresh and breezy. She looks comfy and natural but thoughtfully put together at the same time. Lovely skin too.


Blogger Asi Mod said ... (8:59 AM) : 

The first (white) dress is gorgeous but I think there is too much details on it. A jacket as complicated in structure as that does not need much. I would take the bow ties out and keep it clean and tight.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 AM) : 

The first photo: She's brave...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

Lovely girl in pic 2. Hair and shoes are great. Is it the same girl as my favourite in the red dress?


Blogger A Manifested Destiny said ... (1:53 PM) : 

The first one looks like a costume, or one of Joan Collins' more insane get-ups from the '80s. The shape is very unflattering. I do covet the purple bag, but it's too matchy-matchy with this ensemble. And to top it all off, the lady wearing all this looks uncomfortable and unhappy.

I would have liked the second one much more without the suede booties, and if she had styled her hair in a much less "busy" way. I like the dress and tank top together, but there's just too much going on here--the long, feathered earrings; three necklaces; and the feather in her twisted, asymmetrical hairstyle. She looks like she'd be fun to go have drinks with, but her look's in need of editing.


Blogger Claire said ... (3:00 PM) : 

The top lady insults me because what she's wearing basically says "F you. I'm so beautiful I can wear this and still look kind of OK."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 PM) : 

photo 2: I believe it is the same girl we saw in the red dress and fabulous shoes a little while back. She's holding the sunglasses she was wearing in the previous shot, has the same lovely smile, not to mention the same markings on her legs... In the first shot, she absolutely took my breath away. What transpires for me in both shots is the same engaging and delightful presence, and her innate sense of color and fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 PM) : 

Wow that first outfit has a lot going on. It kind of just slaps you in the face.


Blogger American in Zurich said ... (5:11 AM) : 

SART, it looks like Lisa Airan had some serious second thoughts about her outfit, in the context of a New York street and the www.

She's definitely a style maven. And one of the chicest women in NY.

Rodarte clothes must be much more beautiful in person - in terms of design, workmanship and craft. In pictures, they tend to outwear the wearer because of their sheer exuberance.

Lisa Airan does much better in their simple suits and evening dresses. Her style's much less fussy.

Best is that she supports young talented designers who excel at their craft.

Please post a picture that better shows the Dr.'s normally PERFECT STYLE.


Blogger WendyB said ... (1:16 PM) : 

I'm fascinated by outfit #1.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:14 PM) : 

That really doesn't look like Dr. Airan to me, but anyhow ...
I would love the jacket with some black pants and the skirt with a black turtleneck, or something along those lines.
The second one is cute, happy and rockin' it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 PM) : 

the first outfit is very interesting to look at - i love the shapes and colours, but (unfortunately) she somehow just looks incredibly awkward wearing it. :(


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 AM) : 

That first outfit is wearing her.
Looks like she knows it too.
Totally swamps the poor girl.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 PM) : 

The first lady looks like Dr. Lisa Airan. I admire her chutzpah.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:34 AM) : 

picture 2: It´s the lady in red, the GRL pic from the Thakoon again! LOOVE HER HAIRSTYLE.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Pic #1: Love the 30 cm Violet Croc birkin, it's absolutely fab. However, she matched so much the outfit that it looks overdone and too prepared for the pic.
She worked too hard on the total look and it's not natural elegance, not chic at all. Style should not look forced.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:21 AM) : 

She looks like the girl in the red dress 10 pics after...

Witch would be a hundread times more frustating for all the little fashionistas who are waiting for THE day that you will find them on a street corner..

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Great shot Mr. Sarto'.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:04 PM) : 

Black and white twinged in hues of purple: Study in unhappiness.

Absolutely, the most uncomfortable and unhappy subject to date.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:04 AM) : 

The first outfit would look good in a portrait painting where the person would never have to move again! I can't imagine getting around in that thing.


Blogger ryan said ... (7:43 PM) : 

I love the white suit and that lady - ballsy.
And I love the flesh tone on that blonde, so fresh.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:58 AM) : 

the lady in the white suit is not a present to least not with the bows...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:43 PM) : 

I love the 2nd girl's side braid. I don't understand why more women (especially young) don't experiment with hair.


Blogger LourdesBelmares said ... (2:27 PM) : 

molto chic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 PM) : 

very feminine, with the required touch of cockiness!


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