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May 14, 2008 at 8:30 am
She shows that taking risks with matching colors can be successful.Looks like she stepped out of a Gauguin painting.Lovely!
May 14, 2008 at 8:44 am
She looks great.It’s so colorful set :)
May 14, 2008 at 9:03 am
WOW. love it!
May 14, 2008 at 9:12 am
This is great and looks so fresh!
May 14, 2008 at 9:19 am
I wish my hair was like that!
May 14, 2008 at 9:24 am
do you like my tight sweater
May 14, 2008 at 9:25 am
united colors of benetton :}
May 14, 2008 at 9:31 am
Love bold use of colour
May 14, 2008 at 9:36 am
Love the colora, love the confident pose (no pigeon toes!).
I love the colours,the mix…it is great!!!
May 14, 2008 at 9:42 am
Wow! The colors look gorgeous on her skin!
May 14, 2008 at 9:52 am
May 14, 2008 at 9:53 am
May 14, 2008 at 9:57 am
Beautiful young woman! She does not allow the bold color to swallow her up.
I think tying her hair back is a nice way to show off her face. But I do hope that she lets what appear to be abundant soft curls go wild sometimes.
May 14, 2008 at 10:03 am
May 14, 2008 at 10:09 am
AMAZING color. I could do without the finger-less gloves, though.
John and Beatrice
May 14, 2008 at 10:23 am
This conjures up glorious images of the artistry of David Hockney. His inspiration hits Soho. Bravo!
May 14, 2008 at 10:25 am
It’s not just color–it’s shape and proportion also. I like the way her arm echoes the scarf. She is wrapped but open somehow–like a hug.
May 14, 2008 at 10:27 am
tight sweater at 9:25 am is so right, she is really doing it up benetton style. It works for her so well.
May 14, 2008 at 10:33 am
I’ll see your two scarfs and raise you three.
May 14, 2008 at 10:49 am
She is sooo beautiful. The bright colors really make me smile! Seeing her on the street would make me happy, that is what fashion and personal style is all about!
May 14, 2008 at 10:52 am
it’s perfect. i wish i could see what she was wearing on her feet!!
May 14, 2008 at 10:56 am
i love this-FIERCE!!
May 14, 2008 at 10:58 am
The effect of the bold colors would have been totally different on someone of a lighter skin hue; the effect here seems richer and more eye-catching. The touches of black and gold are supreme; she isn’t overdoing it with accessories and her ensemble is seasonally appropriate. Fantastic!
May 14, 2008 at 10:59 am
So nice to see some colour. Black clothes are soooooooooooooooo booooooooorrring.
May 14, 2008 at 11:08 am
May 14, 2008 at 11:18 am
From hair to posture, it’s all in the drape. AND the gloves add perfect punctuation.
May 14, 2008 at 11:22 am
May 14, 2008 at 11:24 am
Who dares wear the primary colors? This young lady does. Bravo!
May 14, 2008 at 11:28 am
The first thing I thought was Benetton! She’s absolutely gorgeous and confident… I am inspired. Loving these last three photos, such style, such sass!
May 14, 2008 at 11:33 am
Wow! Like visual coffee!
May 14, 2008 at 11:54 am
This mix of colors is really wonderful even if i’m sure it’s not easy to wear it!
May 14, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Primary color party! Stunning.
May 14, 2008 at 12:04 pm
I can’t help asking myself why I left NYC!!! It brings back so many memories….(long story) Thanks for them!
May 14, 2008 at 12:14 pm
I subscribe all of the above: primary colors against the black skin.
May 14, 2008 at 12:24 pm
United Colors of Benetton was the first thing that came to my mind. Great outfit! Jorge from West Palm Beach
May 14, 2008 at 12:48 pm
absolutely beautiful. i also love her gloves – such an underrated accessory.
May 14, 2008 at 12:49 pm
i love her combination of colors! especially that coral red and the blue
May 14, 2008 at 12:51 pm
Just beautiful!!! An effective way of welcoming the warm weather. She looks like a walking blooming flower. Even with with the black fingerless gloves.
May 14, 2008 at 12:57 pm
Attitude enhanced by fashion. America’s Next Top Model, take note. This is how it’s done.
May 14, 2008 at 12:59 pm
Totally agree with the Gaugin comment above.
May 14, 2008 at 1:04 pm
I am so going to stop wearing black!
May 14, 2008 at 1:12 pm
May 14, 2008 at 1:18 pm
stunning and beautiful. lovely use of colors.
The colors are gorgeous on her, but what really makes this look come together for me are the gloves.They are so much more about her personality and hint at much more than these cheery colors reveal.
May 14, 2008 at 1:48 pm
May 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm
Black is not boring, it is very stylish.
Color is nice on some, yes her,
Great mix of color! Fingerless gloves don’t seem to fit in well with the rest of the outfit though.
May 14, 2008 at 2:43 pm
Wow, she looks so great, wish i could see the shoes :(
stili i love primary colors!
May 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm
Like an oil painting … I wonder what her apartment looks like.
pretty kitty publishing
May 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm
The wrapping of the two-toned scarf is achingly beautiful and pairing it with this coral jacket and jewel blue dress is stunning. I wish to see more of this lovely femininity from our city slickers.
May 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm
This woman is bold not only in her color choice but in her stance and choice of accessories. Seems to all work perfectly together and with the approach of summer.
A l i c e .
May 14, 2008 at 3:16 pm
She makes me happy,that loock whith all personalitylike a view on passarela.Adeu.
May 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm
great use of colour, love the gloves, hope the shoes are as rock ‘n’ roll.
May 14, 2008 at 3:42 pm
So beautiful! A perfect explosion of color and proportions. I’m curious as to what shoes she was wearing.
May 14, 2008 at 3:56 pm
I love the gloves!
May 14, 2008 at 4:27 pm
Wow, vibrant colors. Possibly just the lighting, but maybe the colors are too dark for her skin tone, you almost lose her face. However, I love the eccentricity, seems like an urban take on tribal African attire. A few things I’d switch up, but I love the creativity.
May 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm
That outfit is really trying to wear her…….but no way, she is definitely wearing the outfit. Are the gloves a function here, or the latest & greatest ? I like the hint of “smolder” in her eyes. Meow. Thank You.
May 14, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Best. Outfit. Ever. Genius.
May 14, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Wow, this is gorgeous! Orange/yellow and blue work unimaginably well together here…
May 14, 2008 at 4:41 pm
VIVA EL COLOR!!!!
May 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm
She is beautiful and knows how to use color!
May 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm
Now that’s a portrait! Love. Everything about this image is awesome: Her attitude, her stance, the draping of her cardigan over her left hip, and the folds of her scarf, the bright primary colors against her skin tone. Simple and hardcore. Awesome. I want this on my wall ;-)
May 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm
Wow -a totally unique look. She is incredibly beautiful! Love the total look -I wonder what her shoes were like! You are a magician with color.
May 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm
Who knew that these colors would work so well together! I don’t know if I could pull off these bold shades, but I’d certainly like to try.
May 14, 2008 at 5:37 pm
love her outfit.Will you ever come to San Francisco?-e
May 14, 2008 at 5:58 pm
oh, i’m in love. look at those gorgeous colors and textures and that pose. 100% gorgeous.
May 14, 2008 at 7:25 pm
She looks ama-zing…..
May 14, 2008 at 7:47 pm
I love how she matched the colors to her skin tone ( lovely skin BTW )
May 14, 2008 at 8:53 pm
even if the outfit was not as fabulous as it is, i would support it just because of that color blue. and that jacket is FIERCE.
May 14, 2008 at 9:12 pm
May 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm
Oh, the wonderful world of scarves!
LOVE IT….such bold colors that contrasts her skin beautifully and that pose looks effortless!
I wonder what her bag and shoes look like…
May 14, 2008 at 9:21 pm
From a solely palette based point of view, these colors work great with each other and the different textures make each piece stand out in significance. Speaking through fashion, I love the minimal approach to accessories that still speak volumes about the outfit as a whole. I just hope she is wearing a good shoe! Mr. Schuman, I frequent your site but rarely comment. Pictures such as these show your true appreciation for the human condition and artistic command. Thanks for the daily pick-me-ups.
Rebirth of Fly
May 14, 2008 at 10:33 pm
She pulls off the primary colors palate flawlessly. Love the gloves, too. Gorgeous!
May 14, 2008 at 10:49 pm
Hey Sart! I know that heaps of people have asked what shoes she’s wearing — are they biker boots? I seem to remember you saying that you don’t like them as they chop off a person’s legs mid-calf (at the widest and most unflattering part of the leg) and wonder is that why you cropped them out? I reckon that given her leather fingerless gloves, biker boots might suit her….share Sart, it’s killing me!
P.S. Come to Sydney to see colours like this every day of the year!
May 14, 2008 at 11:15 pm
I love the fact that she’s used color and minimal texture (from what I can see in the photo) to create such a striking, original look.
She didn’t need to pile on a million patterns, bangles, accessories, tights or other random things to get it.
Only thing: her face doesn’t get as much attention as it should but it might be the light…
May 14, 2008 at 11:25 pm
I love your site and this is why – so full of style & color & the photography is just fantastic.But, living in Hilo, Hawaii, I had to laugh, thinking of doing a similar blog here. You just wouldn’t believe what passes for fashion here, tourists and residents alike. Actually, it’s not a bad idea….
May 14, 2008 at 11:28 pm
this is right outside my jobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb. ugh ugh ugh!!! i wonder if i was working the day you shot this!
The Conscious Snob
May 14, 2008 at 11:44 pm
I love how she was being unconventional and just threw these vibrant colors together. The scarf is a beautiful touch, and I would kill to see what shoes she were wearing.
May 15, 2008 at 12:06 am
i love it i love it i love itshe looks like a gelato
May 15, 2008 at 1:01 am
May 15, 2008 at 1:20 am
Fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS use of primary colors.
May 15, 2008 at 2:10 am
What is the point of living if you don’t go crazy with color. Really….
May 15, 2008 at 4:53 am
May 15, 2008 at 5:15 am
superman colors :)
May 15, 2008 at 6:20 am
i agree with what sean watson said. the first thing i thought when i saw this was, “wow, that looks so african” from the colours and their combination to the billowines of the fabric and even the proportions and the gold accent of her jewellery. especially with that beautiful dark skin – it makes me think of western africa in particular. simply stunning.
May 15, 2008 at 6:26 am
Oh, I wish we had more women using colour in this manner in Paris. Visually she is taking a risk, but she pulls it off superbly (which makes it all the more impressive). Here women still rely on black (they almost drown in it) to make a statement: this just sings with the promise of a hazy summer…
Are you listening, Paris? Stop taking yourself so seriously and splash on some colour!
May 15, 2008 at 6:48 am
Great mix to go with her complexion. Me (a pale redhead) could never wear this colour mix – but I could completely do this look in browns, greys and greens.
May 15, 2008 at 8:39 am
absolutely and stunningly amazing!
May 15, 2008 at 9:21 am
Hot! People are always afraid to wear color. she does it well.
May 15, 2008 at 11:18 am
May 15, 2008 at 12:38 pm
Black is generally a cop-out from true creativity and the work (and expense)of putting together an outfit that really co-ordinates. It is boring 99% of the time.
May 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm
I love the scarf and bright colors! They work so well together.
May 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm
What did her shoes look like?
May 15, 2008 at 3:31 pm
Beautiful scarf!!! Beautiful outfit!
The only thing I don’t like are the gloves. They look like biker gloves and she looks so pretty that I don’t think they stand out in a good way.
May 15, 2008 at 6:14 pm
She looks like a superhero!!
May 15, 2008 at 7:27 pm
wow primary colours!!!
May 15, 2008 at 8:17 pm
I think the biker gloves speak volumes about her personality, and I’m so glad she wore them. They take her outfit to another level. They say, “I may be pretty and cheerful, but there’s more to me than that.”
May 16, 2008 at 8:39 pm
Talk about a burst of colour! Must have been lovely to see her on the train or walking down the street first thing in the morning :)
May 17, 2008 at 1:07 am
am i the only one that watches Americas next top model?????? come on people. HE”s an icon.
May 17, 2008 at 2:17 am
Wow! A big, beautiful bowl of gelati!! i love it!!
May 17, 2008 at 9:36 am
she’s just so cool and bad-ass. love the outfit. would like to see the bag though.
May 17, 2008 at 9:52 am
Amazing combo. And on her, even better.
May 17, 2008 at 10:27 am
the colors are phenomenal.i want to look like that every day of the summer!
May 17, 2008 at 7:23 pm
This young lady is a glowing goddess!
May 18, 2008 at 5:52 am
the color palette for this outfit is right out of a Mondrian. Primary colors are so nice…
May 18, 2008 at 6:14 am
The colours are stunning, but no one has pointed out the weight of the garments, which I think is part of why it works so well… There is a translucent, gauzy quality to the scarf and even the jacket that makes the colours work together so much better than if they had been blocks of solid colour. It just lightens the whole thing up.Beautiful!
May 18, 2008 at 5:32 pm
The woman is beautiful. i would never have thought those colors would look that good together. I love love love it!
La Niña Cangrejo
May 18, 2008 at 6:55 pm
May 19, 2008 at 12:06 am
When I see this photo I see a modern Wonderwoman. She pulls of the bright color coordination nicely. I think she would have been a great avant-garde Wonderwoman better dressed than some of the safer choices at the recent Superhero Exhibit party at the MET..
May 19, 2008 at 6:54 am
I have to comment, even days later: this is an utterly fantastic look!! First thing I thought is that she must be a model, but then again, maybe she’s just an incredibly creative and stylish normal being; gasp at the possibility!!
Never Enough Shoes
May 19, 2008 at 9:03 am
Such an awesome use of colour! I love the attitude too.
May 21, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Primary pretty. These colors are brilliant.
May 22, 2008 at 3:33 am
‘”VISUAL COFFEE”! I LOVE THAT!
THAT IS SO MY NEW PHRASE!
May 22, 2008 at 10:22 am
wow, generally neon colours don;t mix that well toghether but she pulled it out.great and tonic combination.
May 23, 2008 at 3:37 pm
May 23, 2008 at 6:41 pm
she is simply stunning. I love the play of bright colors against dark skin. I can now undestand why desingers like to use dark skin against light colors.
May 24, 2008 at 12:54 pm
Beautifully Benetton. Every color in this image couldnt be more perfect. Gorgeous.
allie wu lin
May 29, 2008 at 7:43 pm
love love love this. the bright colors against her beautiful dark skin is wonderful.i sometimes feel like i look suffocated with too much around my neck, but she pulls off all that material well.
June 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm
This is so beautiful. Like a gorgeous tropical bird. Instantly puts me in a good mood.
June 3, 2008 at 9:34 am
what a colour mix!i love it
June 3, 2008 at 10:54 am
FAB.TIME. love love love love. shes so happy and vibrant and robustly colorful! i wish more people would have her… thing!
July 9, 2008 at 1:02 pm
i know her!
wow her style is great.
September 12, 2008 at 9:46 pm
thank you everyoneLots-o-loveJaZze
August 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm
her skin color is amazing.makes the colors look great
August 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm
October 1, 2012 at 6:23 am
Take away those awful gloves and this brings a gorgeous and refreshing splash of perfectly coordinated bright sunny tropical colour into an urban landscape
Very beautiful vibrant colours and textures that are a perfect complement to her flawless skin tone