The First (and Hopefully Only) Sartorialist Make-Over
So I'm walking in the East Village last week and stopped into a magazine store for some gum.
While I'm in there a young woman walks in and down an aisle, I barely saw what she was wearing but I was curious.
I guess she saw me looking because she said hi and that she was a fan of the site.
We spoke for a few minutes and while we were talking I kept trying to figure out how i could take a picture of her without getting those boots in the shot!
Anyway, I asked if I could take a shot of her but after a few tries I realized this would never go on The Sartorialist.
Those boots never make a girls legs look good, they always hit at the widest part of the leg which makes your leg look shapeless. I don't think I have ever shot a young lady for this site wearing that type of boot, or cowboy boots.
The hair is way too long and seems a bit old-fashioned for her and I don't get the tights/hose.
At least the dress is savable but that neckline combined with her hair does nothing for her long neck.
For all the people that say "she is so cute she would look good in a potato sack" well, here is the proof that even the cutest need to make good stylistic choices.
That's when I realized she needs a Sartorialist make-over. We are not going to make some huge transformation, she doesn't need it, but we can make a few changes that will really make a big impact on her personal presentation.
The first thing we are going to do is get her hair cut.
I'm no hair guru but I think we should go short.
What do you think?
We are going to try and do the cut on Wednesday so we need your feed back.
Her name is Phoenix and she is an illustration student. I think it would be great to get all that hair out of her face while she is drawing.
Since she is a student I thought we would also go to Gap or J. Crew for some reasonably-priced, easy Spring/Summer pieces that will fit into her lifestyle.
I have no idea how this will go but it could be a fun little project.