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Monday, July 07, 2008

On the Street.... Black Summer, Paris

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Blogger so said ... (9:50 AM) : 

not crazy about image #3.

the shoes look too dis-jointed (is that a word??), i would prefer to see the pants with an ankle boot--especially with the saggy crotch; or a "ankle bindings"!

but i do love her clutch!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 AM) : 

i love these black shapes and silhouettes, especially the shoe and pant combination in the first picture and the caramel suede bag for contrasting colour and texture in the second. Inspiring photos, Sart, thanks!


Blogger ricola said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Little gold frog is fantastic. As are the trousers on number three. Number Three is just fantastic herself though.


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (10:09 AM) : 

Beautiful (the first two)! The platforms on the first woman may be just barely too much for my taste, but that's okay.She looks like she knows just what she's doing, which is half the battle. She looks stunning.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Le noir sera toujours le noir...Sublime.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:25 AM) : 

The second shot is wonderful! I love that you can't actually see what they're huddling over as they walk down the street. Love the hair casually pulled up, the deep V of the black dress and those wedges.


Blogger The Spicers said ... (10:31 AM) : 

Love the black silk jumpsuit on the first woman and the third wears the dhoti trousers well!


Blogger designerman said ... (10:39 AM) : 

I was having such a lovely time until I got to the feet of picture #3. Which is a pity because she is breathtakingly beautiful.

But the lace-up shoe things leaves me feeling confused...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:13 AM) : 

LOVE the classic heels on the first two women. And the BAG on the second picture! gorgeous.

Red Indian. A huge fan.


Blogger Karen said ... (11:39 AM) : 

Please tell me that the woman in the first picture is wearing a shirt and pants, not a jumpsuit. I couldn't bear it if the jumpsuit came back into fashion. Otherwise, the silhouette is very nice, and the handbag with the little gold frog is amusing without falling into excessive cuteness.

The drapey little black dress shown from behind is very nice on someone young and slim like that. Very Audrey Hepburn. It would look better with that black clutch that the first woman has instead of the shoulder satchel -- perhaps the two could trade purses?

What in the world is the woman in the third picture wearing -- and why? Are those really ill-fitting jodhpurs she has on? Whatever for? Transparent shirts just don't work for streetwear, either. With all the beautiful clothes to be had in Paris, this is what she chooses?


Blogger Celia said ... (11:45 AM) : 

#3 is so perfect, I'm squealing inside. I must have those pants and shoes!


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

Thank you for posting two different views of the woman in no. 1; she's on the left in no. 2. And the woman on the right in no. 2 has the most beautiful legs I've ever seen on The Sartorialist. Vivent les parisiennes!


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

Wauuu!! really amazing photos and models. The black dress its perfect!


Blogger rosemary said ... (12:15 PM) : 

ah! i can't stand pants like that! i am seeing them WAY too often in berlin right now.


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

Love the first look , very beautiful !


Blogger g said ... (12:44 PM) : 

sorry, trying too hard


Blogger Tu-Anh said ... (12:50 PM) : 

adore the simplicity in the second photo.


Blogger alex said ... (12:55 PM) : 

really good pictures! i love the black colour, i thik that that black suits well to everybody.


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

Mon Dieu... The woman in the third pic is such an unexpected image of perfection: from her gentle gaze to her strong stance to her ferocious silhouette. She looks so effortlessly cool-- and hot.

Who is she?

Thanks for sharing Sart!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Though these women are all very stylish in the typical European continental sense and the details of their outfits are indeed interesting, I just don't understand the point of wearing black in the summertime. Summer begs for color, vibrant and energized! Why are so many women afraid of color? Paris must not be very warm this time of year...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:35 PM) : 

Wow. These are probably my favorite pictures on this blog. The women look so confident and mysterious. The clothes is put together in such an interesting way. I love the black for summer; They look so chic.

I hope someday I will be able to put clothes together with such skill and wear them so beautifully.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (1:46 PM) : 

3 amazing shots! I love black, even for summer!


Blogger Adiel | Rose Gold Lining said ... (1:50 PM) : 

I adore the V-back dress in #2!


Blogger A La Femme said ... (1:57 PM) : 

I love the first look, her jumpsuit is so amazing!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:00 PM) : 

The bottom half of number three is's a wonder that she somehow pulls it together.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:00 PM) : 

I like the shoes on photo #3. And the pants are very surprising too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:26 PM) : 

just love the black...


Blogger CULTURE CREATORS said ... (2:43 PM) : 

3rd picture GORGEOUS, sublte but fabulous details.



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

Ooopsie sorry she´s not Melanie, but this other Vogue girl...


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

the third is socialite heiress vanessa traina


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:09 PM) : 

These women are gorgeous, but I can't stress more how much you need to post more photos of well dressed woman with breasts and butts. I think its not as easy finding fashion that looks good on curvier women, which makes a great outfit even more amazing because they don't have that clothes hanger "a potato sack would look good on her" body.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:12 PM) : 

Les last pic is Danielle Steel's daughter she has a wonderful taste and can afford it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:03 PM) : 

Effectively, it was not warmer than 65 degrees in Paris today...and windy/rainy!


Blogger Reena Rai said ... (4:13 PM) : 

The first 2, fabulous. Amazing silhouette. Absolutely perfect, the shoes perfectly balance the thin, billowy jumpsuit


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

I have to agree on the "disjointed" shoes in the first picture. Maybe I don't understand fashion...but what's attractive about cutting your leg off in three places??


Blogger Pop Girl of 66 said ... (4:34 PM) : 

I wear black nearly every day. It's always lovely to see the ways in which other people wear it. I love these photos almost as much as I love the photo with the lovely man and woman all in black below (forget Miss flowy dress and glad sandals). Truly inspirational not to mention applicable.


Blogger Hebden said ... (4:39 PM) : 

I actually like Vanessa Traina's outfit (well, except the shoes). She certainly does fit in well with the Paris Vogue crowd.


Blogger ERman said ... (4:40 PM) : 

The frog lil' bag is from Marc Jacobs. it's cute!!


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (4:40 PM) : 

now this is my kind of summer.
the 1st woman, her name is escaping me at the moment, a stylist, von something or other (i think) if i could find a 1 piece like that, i would consider wearing them. it's perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:13 PM) : 

i'm not too crazy about the outfit in the 3rd photo, however i do love those shoes! some commenters seem to hate them, but i love unconventional footwear. for summer i would wear them with a pair of shorts though...for winter, leggings/tights, i'd even wear 'em with skinny jeans. oh by the way, 3rd photo-chick is hot.


Blogger aviewaskew4u said ... (5:23 PM) : 

top two terrific..luv the two ladies together~ the backless shoulders ~lovely..intimate....bottom one not so much for me....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:24 PM) : 

The woman in the third picture is Vanessa Traina, I believe. A stylish San Franciscan and one of the more tolerable socialites, in my opinion. She looks absolutely stunning in this photo.


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

Third photo is Vanessa Traina. I actually love her shoes and the way she carried this whole outfit. She is always a very well dressed woman, not to mention beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:34 PM) : 

The woman in the 3rd pic is Vanessa Traina, her mom is a famous author whose name is alluding me at this time. I love her snse of style, she's always bang-on and totally cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:36 PM) : 

OK..... those wedges on the right in image #2 ... what are they? I need them NOW!!! Brand name anyone?


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

I remember the top woman from another picture on your blog in which she wore a black outfit with mixed textures. That one was very nice - a drapey skirt and tights and turtleneck, I think. I agree though with the posters who have said that this is too much for summer. The mix of fabrics is nice but it is a depressing outfit, in my view. I think I'm of the view that black is generally unattractive in summer, unless the showing of some skin is involved. The woman in the second pic confirms that for me, although I love the edginess of the third photograph. Then again, I suppose she is showing some skin- she's in a sheer blouse. :)


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

Jonathan, thank you for pointing out that the first woman is also the woman to the left in the second picture... I hadn't realized. That jumpsuit fits her impeccably; she cuts quite a beautiful silhouette.

As for the third picture, I'm amazed that someone could wear such a look in real life. I think she pulls it off; her style quotient is intimidating.


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

Can someone please tell me who makes the suede bag in the second picture?


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (7:11 PM) : 

nice post.

i love the second picture.


Blogger MARIA H said ... (7:28 PM) : 

I like the jumper on Number 1 better than number 2.
But number 2 is a daring and unique style!
These two are my favorite pair of finds from your latest excursion to Europe.
-I actually got a jumper from TIBI today on the mail-


Blogger the sophisticat said ... (7:49 PM) : 

I love Parisiennes. They do style like no other.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:42 PM) : 

Personally, when I wear black, I feel very sad (maybe because the colour of my clothes reflect how I feel)

But with these images, black is so suave and sexy, simply classic.
I shall adopt some black clothing these holidays. And I shall pull out the black heels to compliment these clothings.

Thank you Mr. Sartorialist.


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

the third photo...While it's interesting, I am not quite sure I am feelin' it. It sort of macabre. and totally unfeminine. eccentric for sure, but not at all sexy...not to me. I wish that woman's hair were cropped so it could echo the androgyny of her outfit and her figure. That would at least make sense. It makes me shiver for how spookily low her crotch appears. Chic, I don't know. Inspired definitely, but in a Nightmare before Christmas sort of way. But at least it's not boring.


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

The shoes in #3 win the prize for ugliest ever. Just plain stupid looking.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:02 PM) : 

I kind of like that the womean in the 3rd pic is wearing somehting that is ugly. Its a nice contrast because she's so beautiful. kind of makes her look even more beautiful. I mean if i imagine her in a dress or something I just wouldnt notice as much and it would be so expected. I like the black for the same reason. the simplicity of it really brings out her beauty.


Blogger Sean Santiago said ... (11:27 PM) : 

I LOVE the woman in the third picture for taking a chance on pants with a crotch that low. She looks a little bit like she just got back from a leather bar with all those laces on her calves and her shoes, but really that just ups her chances of being used as the inspiration for a future Vogue Paris shoot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:50 PM) : 

the first girl is julia von boehm, yes? She looks amazing! Simple chic at it's best!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:09 AM) : 

third is vanessa traina, danielle steel's daughter and nicole richie's friend. currently interning at paris vogue


Blogger Always In Style said ... (12:18 AM) : 

I love the cut-out back on that dress in the middle but I am not a fan of the saggy crotch in #3. The only way to look good in it is to stand like she is, and how often can you do that in a day?


Blogger junglesiren said ... (12:30 AM) : 

I like them all even though I'm over the all black thing - generally a bore to me . And it's really unkind on the whitest of skins IMO.

I dig the 2nd picture. Them from the back seems to tell a nice story of girls and their friendships.

I like what the girl in pic 3 is wearing. It's unique and it does suit her (but don't try this at home kids). She wears it well.


Blogger Guirec Munier said ... (3:54 AM) : 

Julia von Boehm is sooo nice !


Blogger rheak said ... (6:45 AM) : 

Number three is absolutely perfect. Fantastic!


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

isn't it joana preiss in the third picture? effortless chic at its best. she's always right...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:31 PM) : 

The whole black look on #3 is great on her, however it's not so much of something people can try to imitate. This girl definitely has her signature style.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Thanks to everyone for identifying the beauty in pic #3. But now that I know she's a friend of Nicole Richie, and her mom is Danielle Steele; writer of those horribly tacky romance novels, she's somehow lost her appeal to me... Guilt by association I suppose ;-) Nevertheless, she remains achingly beautiful, with a ferocious sense of style.

BTW, to the poster who claimed she can't understand why anyone would wear black in the summer? Why would one not wear black in the summer? Black creates a beautiful and strong silhouette, and showcases the wearer-- not the clothes, as these 3 images (and the gentleman below) are evidence of that.

I think we need to throw these rules away that one must wear bright colors for summer; one must wear sandals for summer; one must have a tan for the summer, etc. Those that break the conventions of fashion, and succeed in inspiring us-- are the ones with a true sense of style.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:01 PM) : 

Yeah Julia von Boehm, that´s her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:39 PM) : 

Pic 3 is Vanessa Traina, daughter of Danielle Steele. She has really rose to fame this past year, ever since she moved to NY. Now she is working in Paris with Vogue and Carine, they just had a big feature on her in their magazine.


Blogger perezvila™ said ... (6:46 PM) : 

i lo ve the picture in the middle, both women toghether look like a beautiful image, like complementing each other, as weell as holding each other.
but the girl in the right, has a bag that really doesn't match the rest, right?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 PM) : 

Very cute! Black is really a classic color.. I love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:32 AM) : 

love to see JVB in pants.. it's a rare sight to see her wearing em :) im really curious with the 2nd woman with JVB on the 2nd picture, showing JVB and the mysterious woman from the back? who is she?


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:00 PM) : 

I think Vanessa looks *amazing* -- I love her look always -- No detectable makeup, no fuss with the hair, and an understated ferocity with her clothes --

I also love how she never fell into the cookie cutter California girl look (she's a native San Francisco girl) -

-- Is she working for Vogue Paris now? I know she did some work in a recent issue......
Anyways, I LOVE the shoes and the pants!


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

vanessa traina is always impeccable looking. love her!


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

I love it only because you can tell it's completly about her, not just fashion for fashion's sake.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:38 AM) : 

the second picture, from the back, is gorgeoussssss!!!!!!!


Blogger said ... (3:40 PM) : 

These are perfection.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Julia is always a picture of perfection! I usually like Vanessa too but she just doesn't pull off this ensemble...


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

that's paris for to look chic, sexi, elegant and fabolous in total black.....i love the first two picture!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:10 AM) : 

does anyone know the make of vanessa's trousers? thanks


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:27 AM) : 

vanessa's pants are balmain.


Blogger The Marvelous Miss Malkavich said ... (2:13 PM) : 

I think it's the disjointedness that makes it fun.
I love it!


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

baggy pants seem to be the style in paris now (or maybe i should say low-crotch, since they come in shorts, cropped pants, and pants). and it's been so cold this summer! these are great inspirations to stay warm and still be fashionable for an unseasonably cold summer day!


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

Who is the second girl in that great dress? And who makes that purse and those shoes!


Blogger Jane said ... (11:50 AM) : 

i love seeing familiar faces on this site...


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

Pooh. EVERYONE reads Danielle Steele. Her step-daughter's outfit is fabulous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:30 PM) : 

she looks born to wear this. it's perfect. on her.


Blogger Jana FitzGerald said ... (3:46 AM) : 

While I really like the pants in the last picture (v. Yohji Yamamoto)I think the proportions of the fabric to skin ratio are a bit off. It is nice to show some skin, but I she should have gone with just a simple pair of heels to avoid the awkwardness of the double lace-up, with both her shoes and pants. There is just too much contrast going on, and I really think that given the complexity of her bottom, the top should have been much more simple. I would have gone with a nylon tank top or so, this is just too too too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:07 PM) : 

I want the Marc bag from the 1st pic!
All the gals look amazing....



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:59 PM) : 

The middle picture is such a gorgeous shot! Oh so glamorous! I love how the two women are walking away looking so chic in their onyx ensembles.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:53 AM) : 

all three are amazing, oh to be so cool and confident...


Blogger Cakez said ... (6:13 AM) : 

I adore head-to-toe black during the day,its striking!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:16 PM) : 

oh wow, i love the outfit in the third shot. close to perfect.


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

Does anybody know who makes these amazing shoes in photo #3? I am dying to know!


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