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Friday, October 08, 2010

On the Street...Cross-Inspirational, London

Comments on "On the Street...Cross-Inspirational, London"


Blogger Anita Puksic said ... (8:24 AM) : 

I wanna know what's on her mind, she has such rebellious look. And she's beautiful and well dressed!

Peace and love!


Blogger Michelle Bobb-Parris said ... (8:25 AM) : 

I do like the honesty of her style. I've seen her around London and shot her during LFW and this is who she is; her look.



Anonymous OneTwoThreeDraw said ... (8:25 AM) : 

Love it, great autumn dressing...


Blogger Artfully Awear said ... (8:26 AM) : 

Those pants are perfect--I would wear them all fall!


Blogger 18 Kerut said ... (8:27 AM) : 

love her style! so casual, but yet so chic, even though she is wearing boy clothes. Love the length of her pant and the shoes are perfect.


Blogger Wallace Chapman said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Maybe one of the more beautiful images I've seen around in the last month - great!


Anonymous argone said ... (8:28 AM) : 

great look, I love the shoes. Church's too ?


Blogger birdfeed said ... (8:29 AM) : 

This is wonderful.


Blogger Studio 13 said ... (8:31 AM) : 

Love the shoes!


Blogger No Alice No said ... (8:32 AM) : 

I want her shoes.




Blogger Matthew Spade said ... (8:36 AM) : 

really nice indeed, love everything about her look


Anonymous Julia Seloti said ... (8:39 AM) : 

I love oxford shoes. That's mine :)


Blogger hira and elyssa said ... (8:44 AM) : 

i adore her. everything she is wearing looks like it is first and foremost - practical. she looks like she got up and wore what made sense, with no desire for exhibition. looking amazing was an afterthought.


Anonymous Middleseason said ... (8:49 AM) : 

Great shot! love autumn!


Blogger Cecille said ... (8:49 AM) : 

Love her style!!


Blogger I'm a mean street kid. said ... (8:53 AM) : 

ive been trying to my scarves like that as well.. and i cant seem to get it right.

she seems so pensive in this picture


Anonymous Prosto Tak said ... (9:14 AM) : 

So a great, edgy look. Attitude and outfit match up great.


Blogger Samantha Clarke said ... (9:18 AM) : 

love her expression


Blogger 2bsure said ... (9:25 AM) : 

They're not Oxfords. Monkstraps.


Blogger whispering mice said ... (9:28 AM) : 

Think this is a new favourite


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:31 AM) : 

She looks like an English Rosie the Riveter. Not for me, but she wears it well.


Blogger diane said ... (9:35 AM) : 

The texture of the leggings and socks combined with the color of the shoes and shirt, heaven.
I love the way she tucked her hand under her knee.


Blogger 82Brute said ... (9:36 AM) : 

I love everything about her, but especially the bandana in her hair. It's a gesture toward the black women of earlier generations who had very few options other than working as domestics--it both honors the fierceness and hard work of those who came before and the ambitions and achievements of subsequent generations. I'm guessing she wasn't thinking about this when she put her hair up, but I went there when I saw it.


Blogger east of grey said ... (9:39 AM) : 

The socks just finish the outfit! Love Love!


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (9:40 AM) : 

my goodness..a CPO jacket.
haven't seen one of those since the late 1960's when they were a rage.

the jacket & boots combined, push this look over the top.
add to this mix her willful expression...and one has quite a composition for a photograph.

intense..with a very very masculine feel.

trend alert..late 60's early 70's coming on srtong.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 AM) : 

I really love this photo, I don't know how exactly, it transmit something :)


Blogger Taylor said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I love the combination of those grey socks with the grey pants, and those shoes are so crisp and professional - I've always liked the pairing of navy blue and grey!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 AM) : 

This reminds me of a movie....I think Newsies not sure though. I like it it's like 1800's gangster, but up to date and I always love it when a girl rocks the menswear look.


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

Pictures like this and the one before tell a story and makes one stop and think about the person beyond what they're wearing. Thank you for that.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 AM) : 

This is one of the few images of a woman who has no interest in showing off her beauty, but that doesn't keep her from being beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:07 AM) : 

What a fabulously modern & chic rendition of the 1940s factory working girl look! love it!!


Blogger Sing of Singature Style said ... (10:10 AM) : 

She looks so stylishly relaxed, so effortless.


Blogger beths said ... (10:18 AM) : 

Stunning, most of all because she knows what suits her and the camera captures that skillfully. Wish I still had my old CPO . . .


Blogger Tess said ... (10:28 AM) : 

I LOVE this vintage look from the brown leather shoes to the bandanna!



Anonymous Frozen Fashion said ... (10:28 AM) : 

Looks like she has something important on her agenda. She is ready to do it and to do it well. I sense she is organinzed and pulled together but she has a little wild independent side to her that is all hers. She's self possessed in a good way.


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

Ahh! I love it when women wear monkstraps! Everything about her outfit screams 'little boy'; from the jacket, the cropped trousers, socks (they remind me of the ones I wore with my uniform) and yet there's still a hint of femininity with the peter-pan collared shirt that's peeking out. Lovely!


Anonymous That's Not My Age said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Gorgeous - my kind of outfit.


Blogger d. said ... (10:41 AM) : 

so charming.
so beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Rosie the Riveter mixed with Ichabod Crane.

Very cool and autumnal.


Anonymous katie kirby said ... (10:58 AM) : 

This is a really interesting image. I really love her style


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 AM) : 

Great shoes. Stylish and she can actually walk in them.


Blogger MJCK said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Great oufit, I bet she's a tough one!


Anonymous jimjims said ... (11:08 AM) : 

she's stylin'!

head to toe.



Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (11:11 AM) : 

great look, I love the Church's shoes.


Blogger flynn said ... (11:19 AM) : 

i love her facial expression with those shoes. i've never commented on a look before here, but i just think this lady is chic.


Blogger Admin said ... (11:21 AM) : 

She seem so Comfortable and relaxed.... With a Style that scream; Classic.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:23 AM) : 

I have always been a tomboy (who occasional can sex it up in 6 inch stillettos) and so am loving the oxford shoes and the trench coat looks this season...also the biker look.

All of these I guess are a little masculine. This girl and I have similar frames. But I sometimes wear mine with some trepidation as I have always been nervous about not enough highlighting of what little 'curves' I have.
But seeing this picture today encourages me to just rock out!
Thanks Scott.


Blogger Not quite beautiful said ... (11:24 AM) : 

I love her look, it's autumnal and retro.


Blogger Blond Panther & Louboutin... said ... (11:29 AM) : 

So cite
Great shoes... ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:33 AM) : 

Oh my word! I love her style, it's pretty well coordinate together!!! Great shot :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:38 AM) : 

Love love love her style.


Blogger J. Rene' said ... (11:43 AM) : 

What great length and texture for pants! Love with the socks and shoes. Perfect and unique!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:46 AM) : 

love her


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (11:49 AM) : 

I am really liking the grays and brown-red tones together!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:02 PM) : 

Great attitude....smiles.


Blogger Marloes | The Style Sandwich said ... (12:03 PM) : 

She's unique. I love her!


Blogger FBJ said ... (12:22 PM) : 

I love the whole paper boy look! The socks are an awesome touch!


Blogger Alexandra said ... (12:28 PM) : 

lovely combination of the grey and maroon!


Blogger Adrienne said ... (12:52 PM) : 



Blogger Allen - East Hampton said ... (12:56 PM) : 

sart - your portraits are simply amazing. and i like the way this woman is turned out - very simple elements mixed in a distinct, stylish way.


Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (1:03 PM) : 

I like those shoes she is rocking.


Blogger everyday a floor show said ... (1:10 PM) : 

nice and comfortable...defintely studied...she is sweet...not sure about scarf.


Blogger Km2 Shoes and Accessories said ... (1:21 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (1:22 PM) : 

Love the androgin looks but this is too much masculine and hasn't anything of feminine...ugly!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:22 PM) : 

i love her socks:)


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

Very very nice.
Puts the American Apparel muck currently playing in the sidebar in perspective!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:31 PM) : 

Like: color combo, navy & grey; those manly pants and shoes; the fit of her clothes; the long ribbed socks; the grey watchband; the headwrap; most of all her dignified expression. No fashion victim here but an individual with a strong sense of her own style. Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:58 PM) : 

how fabulous is she!!!!!!!


Blogger tiffany. said ... (2:10 PM) : 

uhmmm ...i love her.



Blogger lila Braga said ... (2:11 PM) : 

She looks simply fabulous!...Love the man style shoes! Chic!


Blogger erin nuts said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Holy cow this is my favorite look I've EVER seen on your blog. What a perfect mix! "Cross-inspirational describes it exactly. Go her and go Sart


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:39 PM) : 

Something about the sock/shoe combo is just sublime.

And thanks, Sart, for taking & posting photos like this one. It's lovely when women who dress for themselves, not to meet others' stereotypical expectations of what women "should" be and look like, are recognized and honored for their style and beauty.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:49 PM) : 

I want to be her feet.
I love those socks and shoes!!


Anonymous Cailindeas said ... (2:52 PM) : 

Fantastic style, so elegent, effortless and simple. Not to mention absolutely beautiful. Stunning outfit, stunning woman.


Anonymous Valentine said ... (2:53 PM) : 

Really beautiful. This is actually one of the few inspirational outfits I've seen on a style blog that looks downright COMFORTABLE and warm. I love the sleeves of the jacket and the pants material in particular. Functional and stunning.


Anonymous Dana said ... (2:58 PM) : 

She looks wonderful. That is my kind of girl. A little boyish but still so pretty.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:13 PM) : 

82 brute says it all very well. thanks for that.


Blogger Laurita P said ... (3:15 PM) : 

i love those shoes!

check it:



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:18 PM) : 

ahh the reign of the knee high sock continues.
'Masculin|Feminin' down to the T!


Blogger fig said ... (3:26 PM) : 

Stunningly assured and love the composition. You always capture so much information in one photo, beautiful lips.


Blogger L said ... (3:44 PM) : 

I can appreciate the look. But I can't help but draw references from when I used to wear high waters in highschool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:45 PM) : 

simply beautiful that's it just beautiful the high socks and the shoe ensemble are so real. The bandana and her edgy chic hair gives her a simply beautiful look.


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

I wish she were standing so I could get a better look. But so far, so good.

Lovely fall photo.


Blogger Rachael said ... (3:49 PM) : 

Great outfits!


Blogger Mark Harris said ... (4:07 PM) : 

Great, from head to toe.


Blogger Anna-bird said ... (4:25 PM) : 

this is my favorite picture of the last few weeks...the headscarf has to make a comeback!


Anonymous elxoxodemiprima said ... (4:32 PM) : 

How curious... untill now none of the traditional anonymous bitchness.
she exudes confidence.beautiful facial features.
great shot indeed.


Anonymous A Girl, A Style said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Looove this dandy-meets-girl chic!

Miss B xx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:45 PM) : 

Such a defiant classy look! Beautiful!! sexy without being showy


Anonymous jdit said ... (5:29 PM) : 

That's a look from a big sister who just can't believe she's been asked to watch you for a while seconds before announcing she was on her way out...My mother had this look complete with the head-scarf almost 60 years ago. I love the utility style on top and the sensible shoes, grays and even the pose below.

Go ahead - misbehave, I dare ya'.


Blogger Shevah said ... (5:38 PM) : 

I love the detail in the bracelets and her scarf.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:53 PM) : 

She's gorgeous and has a lovely sitting posture!

Love her socks and brogues!!



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

Very similar look to the "Leopard and Blue" shot of the previous week, no? I thought that was what you meant by "cross inspirational" - a more utilitarian version of the same look - monk-strap shoes, skinny cropped pants, blue top...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:01 PM) : 

I rather wear what she wears than any LV or Chanel , because she has personality and transmists confidence.

All the hardcore Make-Up we've seen in the shows will never match the beauty of this look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:22 PM) : 

What kind of pants are those? I want some. What's the texture/pattern/style? I'm all-ears.


Blogger Miss Ruby said ... (6:42 PM) : 

Casual & chic. Very lovely!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:50 PM) : 

I find it fascinating that whenever a woman is imaged on this blog who isn't showing lots of leg, boobs, high heels, and long flowing hair... comments like androgyny, tomboy, boyish, etc. start to appear. I find her look incredibly refreshing, chick, feminine, sophisticated, and quite sexy—without falling prey to demeaning socially-constructed definitions for normative (or socially accepted) femininity. She looks comfortable, individualistic, and with a dignified intelligence—all without giving up any of her obvious beauty and sex appeal.


Blogger La Mona se viste de seda said ... (6:55 PM) : 

Nice look!!


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

Very menswear inspired.


Blogger ADJ said ... (7:06 PM) : 

she looks great. and i love the shoe, pant, sock combination...


Anonymous IMEANWHAT?!? said ... (7:07 PM) : 

She must be the most great out of her friends! I wish I was as tall as she is so I can also wear ankle pants and they will look great on me.

Visit for all the latest info on fashion with a comedy twist. Latest is Mary-Kate and Ashley's The Row collection. It looks great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:09 PM) : 



Anonymous Nan said ... (10:50 PM) : 

To me, this looks very inspired by Janelle Monae -- who is awesome!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:29 PM) : 

She is very beautiful and well dressed. I would so wear that outfit all fall. I love the simplicity of it all but yet it looks well put together and I love her facial expression. It shows a rebellious side of her which is beautiful too. Just absolutely gorgeous.


Anonymous micio said ... (11:55 PM) : 

If she was a man with pants this length, I'd be commenting:

"when will pants be normal length again?"

...but no need here. She's beautiful.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:56 PM) : 

This is another take on directional styling, but with a more sartorial tone. The tailored details are in the pants length, the buckles, the wrist adornments, and the scarf. Yes, and yes.


Anonymous cynthiagirl said ... (2:16 AM) : 

Girlfriend has some substantial feet.


Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (2:35 AM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (2:46 AM) : 



Blogger Liz S said ... (3:57 AM) : 

Ohh god--this is beautiful--thank you Scott. At long last we're getting some really fantastic individual, different, yet well put together looks.
Whether she thought about it or not, this whole look flows... is easy yet invigorating on the eye...and even though unusual in style for a lady, is actually quite traditional and practical. Should be way more of it!

Judging by the so many VERY positive comments--I think this may be saying something, not least of all that many appreciate this style but may not feel comfortable wearing it.

And while I totally agree with anonymous at 6.50 I have to say we women often dress overtly feminine and sexy because it's the done and expected thing, to impress, to make things easier for ourselves in conversation or just to be part of the mainstream.

She exudes confidence but also a care and love of clothing for what it is, and can do for her.
PS--I adore her (probably) mens shoes and all the colours she's chosen.


Blogger J.Ro said ... (4:30 AM) : 

Girls like her are the reason the tube is so much cooler than the subway.


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

This is exactly how I would like to look, in this kind of shoes! Dandy, elegant, but still very very cool. And her band, mhmmhhh


Anonymous TheAL said ... (7:00 AM) : 

What a fantastic look. I especially love the hair and shoes. It all comes together perfectly.


Blogger Carol said ... (7:42 AM) : 

Great look! lovely shoes! very boyish :)


Blogger Román Iglesias said ... (8:13 AM) : 

It's so cold casee
Love that one
and love shoot


Blogger TussahSilk said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Incredibly stylish. A gorgeous woman. I wish I could be half a stylish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:50 PM) : 

I like especially the part under the waist and the way the shoes suit the whole outfit. Also this blur-ish colours fit the outskirts of the city ^^


Blogger Luma said ... (2:56 PM) : 

I think of how beautiful she is dressing and thinking like hat.
Gporgeous shot.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:37 PM) : 

I love this! This photograph is amazing, everything about it perfect. I'm in love with her shoes!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:59 PM) : 

I love the hair, very cute!

Also a nice color palette through-out picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:50 PM) : 

Yeah, I love looking like this, with some great pants, a little peter pan collar, and a nice blue jacket.


Blogger The_Dark_Lady_2 said ... (8:01 PM) : 

She looks so cool - slim and smart. Love the shoes and socks and the scarf wrapped insouciantly on her head.


Blogger Maria said ... (9:41 PM) : 

I love the look overall. This woman definitely has style. But I have to admit that the scarf rubs me the wrong way. It doesn't quite feel like an homage to the domestics (and black slaves) who wore these scarves in America. It looks rather "costume-y" to me, style for style's sake. And that rubs me the wrong way. I wouldn't make a style statement out of a piece that is associated with suffering and humiliation.


Blogger Ripped Jeans said ... (9:52 PM) : 

this girl knows exactly how to pull off the "mens look"


Blogger thefacelessblog said ... (10:47 PM) : 

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lov to hear what u think!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 AM) : 



Blogger Anabelle von Frankenberg said ... (6:25 AM) : 

everything in this is so perfect... the look really could not be pulled without confidence. and she definitely has confidence.


Blogger Pink said ... (11:09 AM) : 

great style!!

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

ooh la la. adore the shoes, the cigarette pants, and the socks! picture perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:58 PM) : 

Amazing shot!

Maria at 9:41 -- there is no relationship between a bandana worn in this manner and black domestics and slaves. That was a common 19th century style that crossed racial and economic lines. It's also a common style amongst current hipsters because it's an homage to 1940s-50s style, as well as to female strength, empowerment, and resilience (particularly during WWII). Her look is about female strength, intelligence, and individuality—not an homage to slavery. If a white woman was sporting this look, I'm sure there would be no references to black misery.

Just because you've seen images of Aunt Jemima wearing a rag on her head, doesn't mean the look was limited to suffering black women—which, frankly, is a disingenuous claim in my book. But that's the power of visual culture... and why I love this blog.

Again, great photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:21 PM) : 

She looks beautiful and her style is part of her. Wonderful picture


Blogger SANFORIZED said ... (4:45 PM) : 

Too cool for school...!


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

love this look...especially the cropped trousers. the menswear look will always be young


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 PM) : 

Sorry, what outfit? I'm still so captivated by the way she's looking at the camera that I can't seem to get to the clothes. It's as if she's saying 'you'll be the first to look away, buster'.
Sharon, Melbourne


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 AM) : 

Wowzers. I'm a guy and I'd sport this look.


Anonymous Larry Nguyen said ... (3:25 AM) : 



Anonymous Hill said ... (5:30 AM) : 

so cool jacket!


Blogger 82Brute said ... (1:51 PM) : 

To Anon at 1:58 who remarked on Maria at 9:41 who may have been piggybacking on my comment, re: the bandana evoking the journey of black domestics of the past. "there is no relationship between a bandana worn in this manner and black domestics and slaves." This statement is incorrect, however you are correct in the fact that the bandana was NOT worn exclusively by black women/slaves/domestics nor did I read anyone suggesting as much. Historically, the bandana was employed by cowboys, pirates, newsboys, factory workers like Rosie the Riveter, hippies in the 60s, gay men in the 80s, etc. In its early incarnation it was typically a utilitarian item and for that reason is loaded with historical references, which makes it a really interesting fashion piece. Each person is going to see something different in it, as the wearer might choose to evoke something different by the manner in which they style it. This woman is wearing it in a way that is very flattering to her face, hairstyle and outfit. The bandana, nevertheless, reaches back into the past and signifies something--if not the same something, to most people who have commented herein.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:24 PM) : 

please i need to know whose these shoes are.


Blogger Holly said ... (11:58 PM) : 

she is so classy. love the inspiration


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:12 AM) : 

She looks beautiful.I love the clothes!


Anonymous alex said ... (9:06 AM) : 

Who is she? I see her in Camden all the time. She also has a great vintage mountain bike!


Blogger Ola said ... (1:42 PM) : 

Menswear at its finest. I would dress like this every day. Seriously.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 

Oh! She is so beautiful!


Blogger ms. hershey said ... (4:06 PM) : 

*sigh* i just want to know where i can find those shoes... really, i do.


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

copy this look for me !


Blogger Kira said ... (11:53 AM) : 

She looks lovely. I love how many neutrals she put together in this outfit. The textures make it so interesting. I've noticed everyone commenting on the beautiful shoes, but what about those heather cropped pants? They look so comfortable and flattering. I would like a pair of those.


Anonymous Niki said ... (12:17 PM) : 

Wondrous! Style inspiration...I love menswear on women, it's so sexy.


Blogger toni said ... (7:22 PM) : 

Me encantó, toda esa combinación de comodidad y colorido, con ese toque masculino, genial!


Anonymous mens shoes said ... (4:05 AM) : 

That's a great idea.. the time will be a surprise though!


Blogger LC Bat said ... (11:23 PM) : 

My God, she looks amazing. One of the more powerful images I've seen in quite a while.


Anonymous Andrea said ... (8:16 AM) : 

She is beautiful and she has her very own style. Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

WWII Women & the Homefront
This look has been around for while... saying that she pulls it off well.


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

love the modern twist on rosie the riveter... classic


Blogger caught the light said ... (4:04 PM) : 

Wow, she's caused quite a stir. "I've seen her in London all the time" "in Camden"... I'm going to keep my eyes peeled. She is striking!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:54 PM) : 

Was this picture taken in Bloomsbury Sq, beside the British Museum. When i'm there I just see families and families, not cool hipsters like this madam...


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