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The Sartorialist


Friday, October 30, 2009

On the Street....White Jeans for Fall, Paris

On the Street....Rue St. Honoré, Paris

On the Street....Left Bank, Paris

Thursday, October 29, 2009

On the Street....via Manin, Milano

On the Street....Unbuttoned Elegance, Milano

On the Street....Charmer, Milano

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Style Profile...Dianna Lunt, NYC

Dianna Lunt

Assistant Fashion Editor, Big Man Magazine and Freelance Stylist

Style icons
I love Lou Dillon's quirky, messy chic and the styling of Emmanuelle Alt and Marie Chaix

Describe your personal style

I build my daily look around
An emotion

Personal Style quirk?
Prairie tomboy meets Parisian chic

Favorite designers?
Martin Margiela, Marni, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, YSL

The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist's outfit ...
Balance of silhouette and the pairing of fabric textures.

Favorite stores?
Opening Ceremony is great and I love Maryam Nassir Zadeh in the Lower East Side, if I had a store that's what I'd want it to look like. Their presentation and store merchandising is so colorful, well thought out and inspiring, not at all stuffy.

Most stylish city?
Paris, because the women have a sense of effortlessness to their style and they're not afraid to wear color. I also love Copenhagen's streetwear.

Favorite vacation spot?
I don't really take vacations, but I used to live in Florence and I miss it all the time. I'm hoping to go back very soon...

Favorite cocktail?
I don't drink cocktails but I love a good whiskey on the rocks.

Favorite place to search for inspiration?
Vintage markets in Paris

I spend my weekends…
At brunch with my boyfriend, and reading magazines in the bathtub.


On the Street....Ready for Fall, Milano

On the Street....The Standard, Milano

This is how I want to look in a suit.

On the Street....Via Alserio, Milano

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

On the Street....Ninth Ave., NYC

On the Street....via Fogazzaro, Milano

On the Street....Crosswalk, London

Monday, October 26, 2009

San Francisco Book Signing at Paul Smith

Wow, San Francisco was great! Great turnout and really cool people. Dallas was also really cool, but I forgot my stupid camera so you will just have to take my word on that.

A big thanks to all of the people who waited in line for hours.

I took this picture out of the window behind my signing table. It must have taken these people another 2 hours before they got to the front of the line.

Don't let this scare you though, while I was in D.C. three different couples told me they had met at my gallery exhibit two years before. I guess it is not such a bad formula to bring together well-dressed men and women in a cool setting with a few free drinks.

Again I'm so proud of the variety of people - Vintage, Trads, Glams... all across the board.

On the Street....Via Borgonuovo, Milano

On the Street....The Driver, San Francisco

One of my favorite encounters on this book tour was my driver in San Francisco.

As you can see he was very elegant and practically oozed self-confidence, dignity and pride in his work.

I love people who show pride in their work, regardless of the job.

This man's car was spotless, his shoes were shined and he knew exactly where he was going. He wasn't dressed like that for me, he had no idea who I was, this was just another day and just another ride done in his own stylish way.

I've said this so many times before, and recently in the intro of my book. Even though this blog is about fashion I don't really think about fashion when I look at this photo. I think about how he is communicating his sense of pride and self-worth; not by how expensive his clothes are but by how he wears his clothes, his posture and his politeness. This man is pure style.

On the Street....Commerce St., Dallas

I was so impressed by all of the cool people I met on last weeks book tour.

Young, old, rich, less than rich.

In D.C. they kept saying, "Wow, I've never seen so many fashionable people in one place in D.C."

My only regret is that I didn't get a chance to shoot more of the people at the events.

However, I did find two people that may end up working for me in the future (I always have my eye open, even if it's not behind a camera).

We will be announcing some new tour dates shortly, and we are looking for the right partners to host an event in Boston and Philadelphia soon (while Garance is in town).

I can say right now that it looks like I will be taking my first trip to Madrid and Barcelona very, very, soon.

Thanks again everyone!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

On the Street....The Bowery, NYC

Saturday, October 24, 2009

On the Street....Friends, London

Friday, October 23, 2009

On the Street.....Sailor Sweet, Paris

On the Street......Belted Dress, Milano

Thursday, October 22, 2009

From Paula Rubenstein, NYC

On the Street.....Rue Bonaparte, Paris

On the Street.....Earth tones & Sunshine, Milano

I love how simple this outfit is, and yet it's so chic. Her bag, the shades of color in her skirt and sweater, the cut of the v neck - it's all of the little details that make this so special.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On the Street....New Museum, NYC

From Billy Reid, NYC

On the Street....Lino so Casual, Milano

I'm telling you guys, all the women I know love these shoes. I recently bought a pair and they are my new #1 favorites.

On the Street....Friends, Paris

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cary Grant, Les images d'une vie

Great new book on the style of Cary Grant.

This is easily one of my all-time favorite shots of Cary Grant. This is the look of effortless chic.

There are also several shots I have never seen.

You can buy it on or on Colette's website.

On the Street....Friends, Paris & London

On the Street....Tuileries, Paris

I love the range of colors in this look.

On the Street....Carine in Black & White, Milano

Thanks Washington DC!

Thanks to everyone in DC for the great turnout last night!

I expected great things in cities like London and Paris, but DC was a total surprise.

I was signing until 12:30 am!

And what a great looking and diverse crowd (not to put any pressure on you Dallas!)

Thanks again guys and yes, I will be back in DC soon!

US Book Tour!

I am excited to announce the signing dates and locations for my first US book tour!

Dallas TX
Tuesday October 20th
Barnes & Noble
7700 West Northwest Hwy

San Francisco CA
Wednesday October 21st
Paul Smith
50 Geary Street

Los Angeles CA
Thursday October 22nd
The Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Blvd
8th Floor, Outdoor Terrace
Sponsored by Traffic

All of these events are open to the public, I am excited to meet my readers in all of these cities! We are still working on more signings, so hopefully I will have events in a few other cities/countries.

Monday, October 19, 2009

On the Street....Via Montenapoleone, Milano

On the Street....Rue St. Honoré, Paris

Don't miss the sliver of the blue denim shirt peeking out by his collar - really, the shades and textures of blue in this look are sublime.

Verizon Global Gentleman or the Sainthood of Garance Dore

I don't know if any of you have seen these Verizon Global Gentleman ads that began running in GQ back in September.

It was a really fun project that Garance and I shot over the Summer in Milan, Paris, Australia and London.

I have to admit I'm happy with how the shots turned out... but poor Garance.

No photographer ever wants to shoot another photographer. Let alone your boyfriend who is a photographer.

I couldn't help it, just as she was about to shoot I would keep saying... is that the angle you're going to take???..... back light, really??.... does my hair make my face look fat???

Local florists became quite wealthy after each of these shots.

Sorry G.

On the Street....Alessandra, Milano

Sunday, October 18, 2009

On the Street....Somerset House, London

Saturday, October 17, 2009

On the Street....Olivia P, London

Friday, October 16, 2009

On the Street....After Ralph lauren, NYC

On the Street....Layered Pants, Paris

GQ Style, Romeo Gigli

It was such a thrill to shoot Romeo Gigli recently for British GQ Style.

For those too young to remember, it's hard to explain the incredible, exotic, romantic world he created on the runway and in his shops during his height in the late 80's and early 90's. 

A huge amount of my appreciation of color combinations, proportion, genre mixing and pattern play came from studying any photos I could find of his runway shows (remember, this was In a fashion world of huge shouldered alpha women his women were quiet, artistic, gentle and seemed to have a strength of wisdom.

For a kid growing up in Indiana, his world seemed unimaginable to me. Actually it seemed more like another planet.

When people ask me if street style blogs will replace fashion magazines and big runway shows I always say "of course not." Designers like Romeo Gigli or photographers like Paolo Roversi create dream worlds that challenge us to make our real lives even more beautiful.

For me, the reality-based pictures I take are a way to supplement the fantasy world of my magazines and photo books.

Somewhere in-between fantasy and reality can be a pretty great place to live.

On the Street....Leigh, Paris

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