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Fashion Vérité: The Sartorialist Comes to Los Angeles

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Pictured: Fashion’s eye on the street: Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist at Barney’s Beverly Hills.

If you like to people watch, but you only want to watch the most fashionable and interesting people, then you will love the
The Sartorialist book. The book is based on Scott Schuman’s popular blog of the same name. I had the pleasure of meeting the author this week at Barney’s Beverly Hills store as he launched his West Coast book tour. He graciously signed a copy of his book for me and took a minute to chat with me and take a few pictures. Scott’s eagle eye for photography show us the disparity between the fashion runway versus the fashion on the street. The book is great collection of all his photos showing us that there is fashion out on the streets, not just on the runways. Like the French cinema vérité (film truth) style of film making The Sartorialist gives us fashion vérité (fashion truth). The word sartorialist has been defined as one with “an interest in matters of or relating to the tailoring of clothing.” However, his viewpoint is much more than clothing. It’s really about how the clothing looks on the people, and how they carry off a fashionable look in the midst of everyday life. His blog is one of my favorite places to stop in on the web to enjoy the fashion parade from the streets of the world. Check out this picture of a fashionable woman in Milan spotted crossing the street to see an example of his talent for finding the chic on the street.

Pictured: On the Street….Via Montenapoleone, Milano by Scott Shuman, The Sartorialist

To my budget delight, The Sartorialist book is available in paperback from Penguin for approximately $27.00 US. There is also a higher priced “Bespoke” edition of the book available for $110.00 US. I like that the book comes in two editions, so that is is accessible to a variety of budgets and tastes. Of course, as The Recessionista blogger, I’m sure you can figure out which version I purchased. 🙂

Pictured: Bloggers invade Barney’s Beverly Hills, The Recessionista (moi) meets The Sartorialist.

Look for more signings to be added to Scott’s book tour soon. He notes on his blog, “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.” Watch this space.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

1 Comment

  1. Susan

    October 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Very cool! I love following both of your blogs. Kudos Recessionista!!