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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

On the Street.....Vintage Missoni, Los Angeles

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Blogger Natalie said ... (7:58 AM) : 

All I can say is that this is such a contrast to the jazzy happiness before...


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:05 AM) : 

Absolutely stunning! And it suits her so perfectly!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:22 AM) : 

very beautiful!


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (8:31 AM) : 

Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but I remember a few years ago one could go to that wonderful clothing store across the street from the World Trade Center and buy Missoni clothes for next to nothing. Then, thanks to either fashion cycles or clever marketing, it is all the rage all over again. Right now I have my sight set on a zig-zag pattern beach towel, which will no doubt be put to good use in sunny Florida. Jorge from West Palm Beach.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 AM) : 

Amazing dress, not sure about the shoes - personally i would have preferred the Norma Kamali converse with a heel. But i find the image intriguing - she is wearing such an exuberent outfit with a wistful, almost mournful expression. What happened?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:47 AM) : 

I like the sweater,coat,whatver she is wearing,but the shoes look really weird. Another type of bag would satisfy me more.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 AM) : 

Wow, the jacket is exquisite. I think the shoes really did it for me, they balance it perfectly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:26 AM) : 

*gasp* stunning!


Blogger Susan B said ... (9:37 AM) : 

Sart, it's about time you made it to LA! Glad you can show the world we're not all running around in Uggs and Hurley t-shirts.

Love the Norm's in the background. Was this on Pico?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 AM) : 

Lovely! jacket is beautiful and agree with Jessica above, shoes balance very nicely, although another bag would have been my choice the fringe on this one adds a something. Altogether a charming picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:57 AM) : 

The shoes definitely work with the length and colors of the jacket. On someone with thicker legs, however, they would be rather garish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 AM) : 

Dress/wrap and bag look great. I wouldn't have thought that the shoes would work, but they do. Such a beautiful wistful look on her face ... a lovely pic!


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

I think the bag throws me off vs. the shoes. There's so much to look at and absorb; patterns, colors, ... the shoes as a neutral color works well. The bag on it's own beautful but slightly distracting. Nevertheless, I would still admire her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 AM) : 

I wish people who comment here wouldn't insist that everyone must be smiling for their photographs. I, for one, have trouble "turning on" a smile for the camera, even when I'm feeling perfectly content.

In any case, what a fantastic classic piece of clothing that top is. She will wear it forever. And the length of the skirt is perfect with it.


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

omg you're in LA!?!!!!!!!! my lovely city. take more pics!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 AM) : 

I know this beautiful girl, and she has got one of the kindest most amazing smiles I have ever experienced. Her whole kit is immaculate!


Blogger Danielle D'Angelo said ... (10:25 AM) : 

That store across from the WTC is Century 21 and you can still find Missoni stuff their if you can make it past the crowds and digg through piles of clothes.


Blogger yuppie hipster said ... (10:39 AM) : 

hey norms on la cienega! did either one of you happen to just step out of opening ceremony? man, i lived two streets down a month ago. i miss LA so much :(


Blogger stacy said ... (10:45 AM) : 

great shot.

love the missoni over the simple skirt.

shoes are truly unique and apropos.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (10:52 AM) : 

that is such a beautiful dress! And I love her shoes too!


Blogger teach people not books said ... (10:53 AM) : 

i love that she's bold enough to wear that bag with the missoni knit. she's totally making it work.

and those shoes? perfection! whimsical, even, in a way.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

One of my favorites.


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

this is the way I always imagine people in LA dress. She looks great, very individual and emblematic at the same time. I was wondering whether she closed the sweater that way or was just pulling it across herself for the picture?


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

I want that dress. Onto Ebay I go.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:06 AM) : 

Love the jersey/jacket and the shoes; just the bag that throws me a bit, would've thought she would've gone for less patterns on the bag (since Missoni, almost by definition, has lots of patterns already). She still looks nice though.



Blogger Maliha Ramiza Ramlan said ... (11:10 AM) : 

this is seriously lovely :)
good job:)
i loveeeeeeee it:)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:28 AM) : 

There you are! Finally in Los Angeles. Please show more!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 AM) : 

Utterly beautiful: perfect skirt length/colour for that stunning Missoni jacket. Shoes and bag great too (colour matching works really well)



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

love the dress, hate the shoes


Blogger Reena Rai said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Can we get a closeup of those shoes?? They are fabulous, are they Givenchy?


Blogger The Spicers said ... (12:14 PM) : 

She wears vintage well, updating the dress with very au courant shoes and mismatched bag.


Blogger helmut wang said ... (12:51 PM) : 

aw i know this girl! love her


Blogger Amelia said ... (1:52 PM) : 

Gorgeous! That print is incredible. I think the proportions are perfect--just a couple inches of skirt sticking out below the coat. The shoes are kind of cool, as well.


Blogger Megan said ... (1:54 PM) : 

I love this outfit, its not so put together as typical NY Satoralist shots. She clearly just threw this on and it looks so natural. I love the bag with that sweater. More from California!


Blogger Paul Pincus said ... (2:39 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (3:02 PM) : 

YES - the mismatched bag!!! whoever said that firtst i my hero of the day.

wonderful, wonderful girl.

anfd those melancholic eyes.... --- uuuhhh - heaven... - are you sure she is from L.A.? ... a visitor maybe...

a promise waiting to be discovered... - oh wonderful potential



Blogger Chike-Ikechi said ... (3:20 PM) : 

I really love your eye. The backdrop is magnificent.

Love the colors and patterns in the dress and the bag. Like others have mentioned, the two do kind of clash, but its not too distracting. She looks very comfortable and was obviously not going for a pattern or color match between the bag and dress. I like that about the look.

Funny, I was watching Jimmy Kimmel last night and the first thing I thought of when I saw this picture was the Bill Cosby sweater Kimmel was wearing. The colors were stunningly bright like a every typical Cosby jumper. However, I like the blend of the colors in this Missoni dress more.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 PM) : 

I can smell the pacific ocean. Love the bag, love the print, love love love the shoes- they are like little canvas tents protecting her ankles from a wild urban jungle. and the way they catch the light! The accompaniment of the black skirt/dress is so amazing. the skirt is so delightfully boring it is brilliant. I miss LA!


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

Sart is in LA,yahoo. I love it. That's a cool vintage Norms shot. Such a contrast.
Head to American Rag, Marc Jacobs..Marni on Melrose. Call me if you need directions


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:16 PM) : 

And what a neck!


Blogger c.c. nevada said ... (4:37 PM) : 

everyday i wake up and get dressed thinking "today might be the day, the Sartorialist might come to LA and you don't want this to be the day you wear sweats to work"

i'm just glad you're here and are showing that Angelenos have a unique style as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Shoes- Opening Ceremony. I have them too and I love them- so comfortable! And a lot cheaper than Givenchy :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:02 PM) : 

Theresa said: "- are you sure she is from L.A.? "

What does that mean?


Blogger kel said ... (5:09 PM) : 

I know this girl as well and every one of her outfits has a mix of vintage clothing in it and her aura just emanates from within.

She is a beautiful person inside and out.


Blogger JW said ... (5:18 PM) : 

Missoni can do no wrong! I love this minus the bag.


Blogger Nadine said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Love the fabric - are those mermaids?


Blogger JO said ... (5:29 PM) : 

Love the shot, love the outfit, love the look, love the shoes!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 PM) : 

beautiful face. i'm not a fan of the missoni dress or bag. the shoes are comparative better, just not with this outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:51 PM) : 

Come to Atlanta, Sart!


Blogger amy said ... (6:01 PM) : 

love her style and your photo! great shot. very LA, very balanced. wish her bag were shorter.


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

Welcome to SoCal! Unlike the rumours that people on the East Coast might spread, there is indeed more to California fashion sense than beach-shorts and bikini-tops, or Parises and the likes (yikes).

Nice colours and match of patterns. The shoes are intriguing.


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

GO LA!!!! She's sexy, the shoes are brilliant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:04 PM) : 

Who cares that she's wearing Missoni THOSE SHOES ARE TO DIE FOR!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:41 PM) : 

i love how the print doesnt destract u from her shoes and funky bag...its the perfect length for this women....the print and how it wraps brings me thanks


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:20 PM) : 

I hope you didn't have to wade through too many Uggs and Juicy sweats to find this girl. She's absolutely lovely and a good example of the other side of the fashion coin in this town.

Thanks for coming to L.A.! See, it's not all flip-flops and denim mini-skirts.


Blogger pauline said ... (8:34 PM) : 

Welcome to LA. I suggest the Pacific Palisades Park for a nice stroll. You'll have an amazing backdrop if you find someone that catches your eye.

I hope LA treats you well. It's a great place when you get to know it.


Blogger Candace said ... (9:25 PM) : 

What a unique pattern....not one you see too often!


Blogger Angela said ... (10:36 PM) : 

I'm really happy you're in LA, my own town!
Take many pictures! :]


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:52 PM) : 

Um Perfection?
Makes me think of LA.


Blogger namhenderson said ... (11:55 PM) : 

i didn't even see the caption which says LA. It just evokes it...


Blogger David Leitner said ... (12:36 AM) : 

Very hippie-chic, and her apprehensive expression and body language is a beautiful counterpoint to the flamboyant outfit.


Blogger Françoise said ... (12:59 AM) : 

I love this. I had not commented here for a long time (though I have been checking your site every single day Sart), but she made me want to comment. :) I don't like what she's wearing as much as I like how she wears it and how it suits her well!


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

I'm picking up a 1970s "American Indian chic" vibe here (with nary a feather or turquoise in sight!): the zig-zag on the bag and hint of zig-zag in the Missoni print; the colors; fringe on the bag; hint of deer-hide moccasin in the shoes.

Very cool.

-- desertwind


Blogger Kanani said ... (1:54 AM) : 

Absolutely stunning. I just love it.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:57 AM) : 

finally, los angeles!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 AM) : 

Love the style of this women ..the shoes, the bag, the colour ...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:35 AM) : 

I actually love the bag, I think it compliments the exotic print on the jacket and the shoes, she looks like an urban Pocahontas. It's great!


Blogger ill informed said ... (3:41 AM) : 

the whole outfits great


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 AM) : 

Completely agree with andrew. That's the first thing I noticed: Beautiful woman. Great style--who/what she's wearing matters not, simply she wear it well.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:59 AM) : 

that has to be the Hollywood norms. there's no way its the Santa Monica norms, she's not wearing flip flops or uggs!


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

I know people are having trouble with the bag and shoe combo with this fabulous dress, I love that it was all thrown together in a very laissez-faire attitude. Matchy -matchy is so annoying, who wants to be around a perfectionist?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 AM) : 

very boho chic!!! ah I want to go to LA


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:05 AM) : 

lovley, love the colours, the print, the cut, everything.
I have a blog, but its swedish so you wont understand it all, but ive got lots of pictures, check it out.


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

Love the dress, love the shoes, in two minds about the bag.


Blogger J said ... (9:13 AM) : 

Very hippy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:48 AM) : 

She looks like Sophis Cappola.
Like the outfit and her stance, but not the shoes and bag.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

this is the kind of girl i want to marry. she's amazing


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:01 PM) : 

she's awesome. i love her.
and guess what folks? she's from canada.


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

ya this outfit is gorgeous i'm not so sure about the shoes i just some cute flats from poetic license on that i think would look cute with this but the jacket is amazing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:28 PM) : 



Blogger jancola said ... (5:37 PM) : 

OMG, you are in Los Angeles. I love this print, esp the mermaids (or whatever) at the bottom, so whimsical.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:44 PM) : 

you're across the street from a NORM'S! oh my god! i love it. (it's definitely the one on la cienega. i actually checked in google street view to confirm, how crazy is that.) i just wish the norms sign, or at least the fabulous orange lettering, was fully in the picture. the way it's cropped right now feels just a bit off. but it works so well with the crazy-cool print on the woman's dress. LOVE IT!


Blogger angie said ... (4:32 PM) : 

yes. great combination, well put together AND she's beautiful. her top is mesmerizing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:58 PM) : 

wonderful, but i didn't think anyone was ever on the street in l.a.?


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

WHO said it was actually Missoni, to me it looks just like those rags you pick up on steet markets in Thailand... it´s still looks very nice on her though... but please drop the label obsession pLEASE !! STYLE IS NOT ABOUT LABELS AT ALL, everyone who has it knows it. best. D.


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

cool shoes :D


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:04 AM) : 

Sart, I'm so happy you've finally come to Lala Land. Please come again. Beautiful, lingering photograph...thank you.



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

LOVE IT. L.A. style is very balanced. East-Coasters do have a superiority complex when it comes to style but L.A. is where all the beautiful people come from. We are casual chic e.g. Kate moss.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:33 AM) : 

I love those open toe boots, Where in the world can I get something like that?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:58 PM) : 

Funny, my first reaction to this was "This is my favourite look I have ever seen on this blog." And then I read some note below stating that she is from Canada. Must be why. She has that nonchalant fashion sense that is the best of Canadian fashion. Not matchy matchy and not overtly sexy and not involving big hair or makeup. Lovely. Sart, will you ever do a shoot in Montreal?


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

this is one of my favourite people in the world. i miss you come visit soon


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

Regarding Daniel above who said "looks just like those rags you pick up on steet [sic] markets in Thailand": Sounds like Daniel hasn't spent too much time in Thailand. This looks nothing like any of the clothes I see over there on my frequent trips. The cheap stuff geared towards backpacker tourists in the "street markets" has nothing of this sense of verve and color combination.

And actually, there is an amazingly talented crop of young Thai designers who are making clothes every bit as sophisticated, charming and interesting as what you see in Sart's blog--i.e. what you see on the streets of NYC, London, Milan, etc. You just don't find those Thai designs in "street markets". Rather you find them in fantastic boutiques in Bangkok catering to cosmopolitan Thais.


Blogger Fashion Is Poison said ... (11:08 PM) : 

ahhh so perfect


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:45 AM) : 

Okay the top is nice, the black skirt pretty good, the bag and boots need to go. she's arready making a statement with the top, by adding this color bag it creates confusion, and the boots are too toned down for this outfit!!


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

the shoes/fringe bag are in a different time zone than that of the dress; but, in some ways, this colorful ensemble reminds me of the current state of fashion: beautiful juxtaposition of opposites. ~fam


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 PM) : 

i'm 99% sure this girl works at opening ceremony on la cienega.


Blogger Tasha said ... (8:45 AM) : 

Great style.. i loooove the shoes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:45 PM) : 

So this fantastic Missoni mermaid vintage one of a kind sweater came from Catwalk located at 459 N. Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles. It is unfortunate that the back of the sweater was not photographed with the design of the god ZEUS AND THE MERMAID ENTWINED. It is impossible to find cool vintage Missoni pieces like this one, unless your lucky enough to raid your Italian X model grandmothers closet who was friends with Sophia Loren when she was filming in Capri. This store is filled with amazing designer vintage forever changing for those who seek original vision.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:06 PM) : 

I check out The Sartorialist daily, to be soothed and inspired by the images. This picture has really stayed with me for days now -- it may be, along with the photos of Renata Mohlo, my all-time favorite Sart subject.

Susan (asking about the boots) - I bought these today on Shopbop; they are Opening Ceremony, and they are of luck!

- Camo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 AM) : 

I like the shoes! Nice combiation with the dress. The bag does not fit with this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:48 PM) : 

Love the Missoni wrap sweater. But then again, I love just about Missoni anything. The girl has got that beautiful, undoneness about her.

I would preferred less of a bag as the focal point s/b the sweater.


Blogger Dado said ... (8:52 PM) : 

the shoes are absolutely amazing!! the bag however, eek.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:23 PM) : 

so much energy in this one! love the Missoni wrap -- the ensemble is very L.A. cool.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:00 AM) : 

LOL@ Uggs, Hurley T-shirts, beach shorts, bikini tops, flip-flops, denim mini skirts, and Juicy sweats....

Can't forget those awful skateboarding shoes.

But yeah, get beyond all the aforementioned, and Los Angeles has plenty of style, with people pulling off beautiful combinations every single day all over this town.


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