1. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Such a beautiful photo, the sky, the waves, the positioning, the focus, the saturation… but fashion-wise I don’t see anything special.

  2. Brigadeiro

    May 4, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Love the action shot! :)

  3. Oh Dear Charlotte

    May 4, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Chanel at the beach how luxe can you get?! Haha. Great action shot, sart.

  4. Billy

    May 4, 2009 at 8:02 am

    A very good swimsuit, or should I say swimming dress? Background is very pretty. Good job Mr. Sartorialist :)

  5. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 8:03 am

    my favourite

  6. Catherine

    May 4, 2009 at 8:04 am


  7. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 8:06 am

    love asymmetry, hate brand names. great shot

  8. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Athletic with style (Chanel).

    Incredible picture!

  9. j.

    May 4, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I love this – the naturalness is beautiful and the chanel lends elegance. Fantastic colours in the scenery.

  10. Dotti

    May 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Don’t let the blue sky fool you…she must be FREEZING!!

    Great shot – the colour of the sky is incredible.

  11. Angela

    May 4, 2009 at 8:20 am

    So poignantly Bondi!

  12. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 8:23 am

    though i like the image, i think its very posed…

  13. stephanie-sarah

    May 4, 2009 at 8:29 am

    bondi has never looked better, this shot is vibrant and reminds me of sydney’s warmth.. can’t believe she’s swimming in autumn hahaha :)

  14. Petulia

    May 4, 2009 at 8:30 am

    so cool! fresh and dynamic. Very beautiful shot

  15. HEK

    May 4, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Nice shot!
    Makes me wish I was her..

  16. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

    What an amazing sculptural image.

  17. Style Scientist

    May 4, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Amazing pic! Looks like she’s racing against the waves.

  18. Bambi Gee

    May 4, 2009 at 8:49 am

    such an artistic shot! love the colour and love the chanel tee!!!

    Bambi xx


  19. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Would have been better if her hair was free.

  20. Lukas Jakobsson

    May 4, 2009 at 9:01 am

    oh , very nice picture and cloth and everything. Great work!

  21. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    May 4, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I love the drape of the swimsuit vs. the rigid grid of the buildings in the background. I feel this is a look for the very young and fit, and she totally pulls it off! Great pic to start the week! Jorge from WPB

  22. Lemom

    May 4, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Set my world in motion

  23. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Gorgeously almost cliched Australian. I love it.

  24. libby

    May 4, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I love Bondi. It has a great vibe. Brings back lots of good memories.

  25. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 9:17 am

    the off the shoulder element is a refreshing yet feminine touch! certainly brings back summer days amidst the cold weather.

  26. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Loving the waves + the chanel :D

  27. Miss Red

    May 4, 2009 at 9:30 am

    love the contrast in this shot!

  28. Aurora

    May 4, 2009 at 9:33 am

    It’s a little bit Chesty Bonds…
    would Coco approve?

  29. miss sophie

    May 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

    leave it to you, scott, to find the one shot of a swimsuit-on-the-beach that’s haute Baywatch.

    i love how her one-piece gives off almost a Rick Owens/drkshdw vibe…very cool contrast to the rest of the beachwear out there!

  30. Aleksis

    May 4, 2009 at 9:44 am

    She’s so beautiful! I love how the saturation shows off her gorgeous freckles…very beautiful shot indeed.

  31. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Great, athletic is in, no more smoking! (coming from an ex-smoker)

  32. SallyO

    May 4, 2009 at 9:53 am

    How on earth can you people tell she’s wearing Chanel? All I see is a black blob of shirt. I like it, though, as it is very un-bathing-suit. Is it a one-shoulder garment (like Wilma Flintstone) or is it just that one side is slipping down? Very interesting!

  33. sasha

    May 4, 2009 at 10:05 am

    This reminds me a LOT of Narelle Autio – the saturation, the movement, and of course the setting.
    One of my favourite photographers, check her out!

  34. Allison

    May 4, 2009 at 10:06 am

    This inspires me to go running :)
    Now, if only I could be running on Bondi…

  35. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 10:07 am

    oh my god! it’s a landscape format!!!

  36. ana

    May 4, 2009 at 10:09 am

    You take amazing pictures, I love your blog

  37. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Is this the same Sydney as the shot a couple of days ago, “Sydney Winter”? If so, either the bundled-up guy or the bathing beauty is exaggerating. I can imagine temperatures bouncing around, but not that much.

  38. Penny Lane

    May 4, 2009 at 10:17 am

    i’m so envious!!! sidney is so beautiful!!

    i really like your blog.


  39. vananh.piano

    May 4, 2009 at 10:29 am

    so very bondi! and such a beautiful blue sky…nothing beats sydney beaches!

  40. Smalls

    May 4, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Sorry, but this is nothing special at all.

  41. Alix

    May 4, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Bondi beach, or how to be the new bond girl…


    May 4, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Oh Bondi Beach! What memories….

    Bondi and Chanel–what’s not to love?! Great shot, the action, color and tilt of the horizon.

    Enjoy every sparkling moment of Down Under. I look forward to more marvelous photos of this magical land.

  43. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 11:18 am

    you are such a talented photographer! thank you, Scott!

  44. FiL

    May 4, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Nice light, nice colors… nice, nice, nice…


  45. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Beautiful photograph… no, for reals!

    J.T. Evans

  46. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 4, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful picture! :)

  47. hc

    May 4, 2009 at 11:59 am

    not so much into the one shoulder, but liking the excess fabric, especially for swim.

  48. Tristan

    May 4, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Nikki said…
    This photo hurts my heart a little as I sit here in my office in gray Boston…

    lol @ Nikki.

  49. NVA

    May 4, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    sexual sportswear… ( by sebastien tellier)
    that’s what i think when i see this image

  50. Hanna Persson

    May 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    like baywatch, but better!

  51. [sbg]

    May 4, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    “though i like the image, i think its very posed…”

    Of course it’s posed: wouldn’t it be creepy if the Sartorialist hung out at beaches behind bushes?

    A great image, I’d love to see the texture up close.

  52. Nadia

    May 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    i want this swimsuit

    minus the chanel tag

  53. Jules

    May 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm

  54. thegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyes

    May 4, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Love it! Though I wish the background was a little bit lighter.

  55. GPeabody

    May 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Hot. Simply hot.

  56. Soren Lorensen

    May 4, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    freckles, freckles, freckles *exclamation marks for effect*

    i love freckles but since i wasn’t born with them i draw them on with a brown lip liner.

  57. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    props for getting your feet wet on this one

  58. Jamie Watson

    May 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I can’t tell you how refreshing this photo is! To see someone in action, healthy, with water as the backdrop. It’s so beautiful. Thank you!

  59. Mighty Mig

    May 4, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Ah…so this was the beach shot you were talking about on Sunday night!! I love the crashing waves in the background and her facial expression. She seems unfazed by it all. Focused. Determined. Confident.

    Totally different from your usual shots but it still has the elements of your distinct eye for beauty. It’s sexy without being too cheesy/cliched. Poetry in motion! There’s a wonderful story behind this guys. I can’t wait to read about the full story in your book.

    Thank you for sharing your passion with us on Sunday night and almost every night.

    I hope you and Ms G have a safe trip back to NYC and take all the great Oz memories with you when you leave.

  60. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    *It’s not about Chanel

  61. The Bird's Eye

    May 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    that blue sky is so intense! great photo.

    san francisco street fashion:


  62. alibrandi camilla sleeloo

    May 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    chanel venus frome the sea… simple & clear .iloveit

  63. Jackson

    May 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Great blog! Check out mine? NEW FASHION BLOG!!!

  64. Super Man

    May 4, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Sexy redefined!!!

  65. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    landscape shot instead of portrait??? whose picture is this???

  66. Olviya

    May 4, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    just like for sports illustrated!

  67. Lindalov

    May 4, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I love that.

    Great pic and great shirt :-)

  68. Nadine

    May 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Chanel at the beach. Amazing.

  69. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Great pic… for some reason, I have the strange urge to watch Baywatch. And the urge to run in slow-mo at the beach. ;)

  70. GretyDoll

    May 4, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    beautiful image.


    May 4, 2009 at 5:58 pm


  72. Magsli

    May 4, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Oh Sart, it takes something special for Chanel to come second best but all i can see is the exquisiteness of the picture. Your photography is up there with the very best.

  73. Rachel l

    May 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    horizontal photo!
    I love the movement

  74. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    were you shot the photo is the south point of bondi beach. I hope you knew its known as the nudie spot amongst the locals- go go sart

  75. tofuscloset

    May 4, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    omg, this photo is AMAZING!

  76. DB

    May 4, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    gorgeous photo x

  77. Bookworm

    May 4, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I’m just wondering, but what is she wearing? Chanel, that’s for sure. But is it a swimsuit? Dress? Shirt? Whatever, I love the photo–the colors are so vibrant! Nicely done, Sartorialist!

  78. Jack Daniel

    May 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    wow, wow, wow, scott!!

    This is magnificent!

  79. The Dandelion Tamer

    May 4, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Love,love this one. She looks like a mythical, Indian war goddess escaped from Poseidon’s lair. Love her jaw- line esp.

  80. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Amazing, this photo, this woman, she takes my breath away…

  81. Anonymous

    May 4, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Ah ha the Sartorialist meets Baywatch or should that be Bondi Rescue

  82. seditionaire

    May 4, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SHOT!! WOW, Sart….it’s the oerfect blend of action with beauty and still VERY fashion!! I’ll be picking my jaw up from the florr for the next couple days! ;-)
    Just S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!


    Your friendly neighbourhood Seditionaire

  83. Kris

    May 4, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Look how peaceful she looks. Doesn’t have a care in the world.

  84. Morgan. V

    May 4, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Great picture
    nice contrast
    great job
    love it

  85. Hat

    May 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Ok – time for an explanation of our weather. It seems you Northern Hemispherics are a little confused.

    It is Autumn here.

    It is cold on some days (about 62 F) and warmer on others (say, 72).

    The ocean temperature, however, is warmer now than during most of Summer (66 F).

    The beauty of Sydney in Autumn is that it’s possible to be in shearling ankle boots one day and sandals the next…

  86. tanyaaah

    May 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    she’s wearing chanel!
    and so carelessly.
    but i love it!

  87. Acervo Fashion

    May 4, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    i miss OZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. Lea

    May 4, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Beautiful Picture!

  89. Stephie

    May 4, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    i guess i will be the first to say that i don’t like this photo.

    the bathing suit doesn’t even fit well on her. it’s practically falling off her body.

    there’s also no style to it. its a one strapped bathing suit. nothing special.

  90. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 12:05 am

    You. Have. Captured. Australia.

  91. The Shady Greys

    May 5, 2009 at 12:32 am

    effortless beauty

  92. ChocolateBeachFlower

    May 5, 2009 at 12:34 am

    the sky is so blue so pretty!!

  93. Jessie

    May 5, 2009 at 12:50 am

    BONDI BEACH!!! surfers paradise~this pic is full of action. keep it up =)

  94. Paloma V.

    May 5, 2009 at 12:59 am

    The colours are so powerful… I love this pic.

  95. Tiger Fodder

    May 5, 2009 at 1:37 am

    The photography is amazing. The Chanel thing is nothing special. Is is a wet t-shirt? Is it actual swimwear? I don’t care. She is pretty but so what?

  96. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 1:56 am

    I saw you shoot this photo while being filmed for sbs, how fantastic, it was great to see you work. wanted to see more, you should have a doco done sometime, maybe with bill cunningham!
    love your stuff
    Aideen Melbourne

  97. literalliris

    May 5, 2009 at 2:25 am

    i love how you and garance are both in australia. Both blogs are wonderful.


  98. talamichelle

    May 5, 2009 at 3:01 am

    great bathing beauty shot

  99. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Oh please…didn’t you take a lot of pictures of us Melbournites?

    I want more!

  100. benny

    May 5, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Gorgeous…brings my memory back to my Australian Holidays

  101. Christine

    May 5, 2009 at 4:20 am

    love the picture!

  102. Isabel

    May 5, 2009 at 4:26 am

    It’s freezing here in Sydney

  103. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Great shot… did you go to Icebergs restaurant too (the backdrop)… its awesome food and view
    Yassir (Melbourne)

  104. david

    May 5, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I very interested in the style of any posts you read, so interesting

  105. suzanne nelson

    May 5, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Sart, i think this is one of your best photos ever – the composition, light, colours, textures are all superb. i also feel it has a very distinct photographic style that is more and more evident in your work. For me the background has retro overtones yet the subject is resolutely modern and vital. I love what she is wearing and how it falls and adheres to the body – it’s a great piece – but because the photo is taken by you it could just as easily be by The Gap as Chanel, it’s not the label that matters but how it’s worn , the attitude etc.

  106. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 8:03 am

    It looks contrived. Sorry.

  107. Martin

    May 5, 2009 at 8:26 am

    What’s with the degrees F? I think there’s just one country that uses those… In Australia we use the global centigrade (celsius) system.

    And my cool tip is, 16C = 61F. Just flip the digits.

  108. AnastasiaC

    May 5, 2009 at 8:58 am

    wow Sart!! amazing…

  109. encuadriculada

    May 5, 2009 at 8:59 am

    really nice blog

  110. hip

    May 5, 2009 at 9:09 am

    love the sleek one shoulder garment.

  111. Hyakoukoune

    May 5, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Sublime !

  112. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 9:42 am

    ladies & gentlemen – this is how you do it!
    this is lifestyle pure.

  113. Carla

    May 5, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Hi Sart! I just wanted to say thanks for visiting our beautiful city! Your photos really captured the spirit, energy and fashion of Sydney. It was such an honour to have you visit our country, and my hometown! Never thought I’d see photos of you snapping pics on George St!

    Love Carla

    ps. I think that this photo has a very Australian feel…it’s athletic, sunny and full of hard yakka (translation: hard work)!

  114. Shadan Saber

    May 5, 2009 at 10:19 am

    i crave this weather!

  115. Mamie Canem

    May 5, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Mamie Canem loves it !
    Old-school Chanel is so cool.
    And that girl is gorgeous.

    Au revoir et bisous !

  116. Joëlle

    May 5, 2009 at 11:11 am

    perfect picture.

  117. S.I.Q.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:37 am

    great shot!

    -NEW Met Institute Gala photos

  118. Jen

    May 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Hmm, would you have taken this girl’s pic if it wasn’t for the Chanel tank? I don’t think high-end fashion equals style. But that’s just my opinion. Sometimes I feel all it takes to be a good dresser on here is to wear expensive clothes. And I find this pic is very unflattering for the otherwise very pretty girl (the “swimsuit” looks strange, as if she had hanging boobs down to her belly, on closer inspection you can tell it’s a tee, but still: first impression, not so good).

  119. colorthecloset.blogspot.com

    May 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Sydney? Lucky you!
    nice picture, really


  120. rebeccacaughtinjava

    May 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks, I think, for capturing the light and a little of the spirit of my home town, Sydney. I can't help but think you were caught in a fashion week bubble, by the harbour (what better bubble to be in!, oh we poor mortals). Next time venture to Bellevue Hill, Balgowlah, Bungan, for some really eclectic Sydney style – I'm talking vintage pucci, jenny kee, ken done, mixed with mambo, sase & bide and attitude. If you are in Jakarta, Ill show you the same. Love your work!

  121. catherine

    May 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    james bond girl on the beach! love the mood

  122. robi

    May 5, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    i’ve been loving your Sydney fashions!!! really beautiful!


  123. Zepequeña

    May 5, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Amazing photo!


  124. kirstyb

    May 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm

  125. Anna Coppelman

    May 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    chanel a la plage… c’est parfait!

  126. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Over all, I must say I am underwhelmed by the Australian style. Too casual, too laid back for my liking. More California than California. Up the ante, folks!

  127. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I love it.. I feel this picture cpatures everything you’re trying to convey from beautiful and stylish people to the Australian sterotypical lifestyle

  128. CC

    May 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Love it! I’ve been looking to find a one-piece swimming suit that is comfortable for me but also stylish. I may not wear bikinis but I refuse to look prudish and boring. Now, if only I could find this one I’d purchase it without much thought.

  129. Leigh

    May 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    my brother lives in sydney – he is my style guru – so funny to see the bondi beach club waving to me in the background – i can imagine all the hot folk in speedos watching this shoot take place. bondi is magical – enjoy ever second.

  130. Anonymous

    May 6, 2009 at 12:14 am

    go bondi

  131. mybeautyaffair

    May 6, 2009 at 12:32 am

    wow i love this photo.
    She looks fantastic and hot in her black suit.
    *thumb up* :))

  132. Anonymous

    May 6, 2009 at 12:42 am

    uncle karl should pay you good money, honey! this is an awesome shot

  133. Laurence John

    May 6, 2009 at 5:27 am

    it looks stagey…it would have been much stronger if you’d shot her standing still looking at camera (i.e. what you usually do) instead of trying to look like an action shot. also, the entire right hand side of the shot isn’t interesting enough to take up all that room.

  134. Rocío Lafuente

    May 6, 2009 at 6:02 am

    AMAZING photo!!!


  135. Anonymous

    May 6, 2009 at 6:55 am

    the single-strap look gets my mind going… after that jog it’s even easier to get the suit off and get down to basics. :)

  136. Paddy

    May 6, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I saw you approach this girl on your television interview on SBS. I thought it was an odd choice, given she was just sunbaking in a tanktop, but it is amazing to see the result. Sydney’s architecture, shoreline and shoulders (see Max Dupain’s shoulders on Bondi sands) are captured in one shot!

  137. robe de soiree

    May 6, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Great shot !!!

  138. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 11:27 am

    that amazing

  139. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    gorgeous girl. gorgeous set. gorgeous shot.

  140. Elegancemaison

    May 7, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    This is my daughter’s backyard with Icebergs club in the background, though I live 12,000 miles away I ache for this view. All the elements of your composition are so lovely – the natural girl, her casual windblown (but designer) shirt, the ‘bitey’ grey waves and the searing blue sky on a warm Sydney autumn day. Wish I was there.

  141. m.edwin

    May 7, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    gorgeous, and i love the sense of movement. but how did this shot happen?? where’s she coming from? going to? were you running too? so many possible questions and answers for this shot.

  142. moremony services

    May 8, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    A very good swimsuit, or should I say swimming dress? Background is very pretty. Good job Mr. Sartorialist :)

  143. nolongerloyal

    May 9, 2009 at 11:32 am

    /written after reading Mighty Mig’s and w.edwin’s comments/

    why do you no longer share the stories behind your photographs on the blog? your commentary and insight were the main reasons i read this everyday. while your photography alone is stunning, i miss the stories that made it interesting and personal and more than just a gallery for your photographs.

    (and @SallyO: it says Chanel on the shirt/suit/thing… it took me a while to see it too)

  144. nad

    May 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Bondi beach….aaaahh, never had the chance to visit there during my brief stay in Sydney. u have given me an awesome visual of that place.
    so thank you :)


  145. Viko

    May 11, 2009 at 10:30 am

    OH MY GOD HANNAH LOOK AT YOUR FAN CLUB!! ahahaha good photo anyways, you are killing it!!

  146. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 5:07 am

    as an english man i can tell she is the decendant of our historical criminals, her face looks like she is one tough chick, possibly as we say in england a pikey! she looks very healthy tho

  147. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I want to suck her tits. Beautiful

  148. Joanna Goddard

    May 12, 2009 at 7:20 pm


  149. Yantram BPO

    May 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    good do exercise every day…it’s good habit…

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