117 comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    wow!

  2. Modelizer

    October 4, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Simple and stunning.

  3. Laguna Beach Trad

    October 4, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Great photo, Scott! Wow! I love the black superimposed on the misty green background here. I love the skirt, shirt, and tie (bowtie?). Very chic and elegant.

    The young lady’s black clothes are a wonderful complement to her complexion. Speaking of which, I just have to say, this is a beautiful woman; she is just amazing looking. I love dark, Latin, Mediterannean women, and one finds it difficult to avert one’s eyes.

    Scott, as this pic once again illustrates, you have a real talent for picking out remarkable looking men and women.

  4. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Startling! Nothing is out of place. What occasion is this right for?

  5. Waverly

    October 4, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    shiny boots….love the shiny boots and her hair.

  6. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Brilliant swedish women! Marina Kereklidou in Helena Hörstedt. How beautiful.

  7. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Timeless.

  8. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    what a fantastic jacket! and her hair styled to match – wonderful! but the enormous bag detracts from the overall effect, she needs an envelope clutch, an edith sitwell like ring and some matt red lipstick. But that jacket is simply swoonsome….

  9. PeaceSignWithChocolate

    October 4, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    The coat is amazing. Is she really just “on the street” out and about in les Tuileries? She looks like she’s going somewhere. I love it.

  10. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    this is beautiful, but i can’t imagine her actually moving. she looks like she would float a la mary poppins – maybe atop a cake.

  11. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Wow! From head to toe!
    What an incredible jacket!

    But I’m looking hard and can’t tell: is that a hat, or some Hitchcock Vertigo-type hairdo? In either case, it’s neat how it echoes her jacket.

  12. Alice Olive

    October 4, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Wow, the detailing is superb. Love how elaborate her hair is too. She is serene.

  13. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    That’s fucking beautiful!

  14. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    Très élégant. Beautiful, too.

  15. AnonymousJK

    October 4, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    OMG! I’m speechless! This is one of my all time favourite photos! That jacket – it’s delicious!

  16. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    this cannot be real, its just too good

  17. The Slagger

    October 4, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    It’s great that she went all the way and topped off her ritzy getup with a n equally stylish hairdo. It doesn’t hurt that she is gorgeous.

    http://www.theslagger.blogspot.com

  18. SW

    October 4, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Oh, I absolutely love the jacket paired with this skirt. The jacket is borderline overdone, but she wears it so well. This takes me back to another era where women dressed to go out of the house.

    What on earth is on her head? Is that a hat or her hair?

    SW

  19. AnonymousJK

    October 4, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    PS. Did I tell you how much I love this photo and that jacket? If there is a God, someone will tell me who it’s by?

  20. Candid Cool

    October 4, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    The jacket is the Pièce de résistance of course, but every element from her hair to her patent ankle boots makes her a stunning Masterpiece.

  21. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    This is a look that draws you in. First drawn to the silhouette you step closer and look then step closer still and closer.

    I wish I could blow the photo up ten times its size

    and really look at it as a marine biologist would some exotic sea creature.

    – desertwind

  22. incognito

    October 4, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Her ensemble is quite morbid for my liking…but yet mysterious and alluring.

  23. Denise M.

    October 4, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Pure elegence.

  24. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    gorgeous! i love that beautiful top and the classic hair. this makes me miss paris so much! you are SO lucky to be able to travel to the most amazing cities in the world for your work! i would die if i ever got to do what you do.

  25. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    how regal. love the all black.

  26. Billy

    October 4, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Wow. The Louvre is the perfect backdrop. She looks very Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.
    This is a beautiful picture. The colors are incredible. Kudos.

  27. MEO

    October 4, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    questo blog è bellissimo… tutto!

    bravo!

  28. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    just like a beautiful piece of art.

  29. mika

    October 4, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    she is so beautiful.

  30. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    SO JEALOUS. Fantastic Jacket, Fierce LOOK!

  31. Jessica

    October 4, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    What a stunning jacket. She is beautiful.

  32. Butch

    October 4, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    How extraordinary–the top, the toque…the whole ensemble!

    Peplums are forever. Or at least for the brief times when they look new.

  33. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    she is outta sight. looks like she stepped out of an old movie.

  34. Lesya V.

    October 4, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    parfait
    so parisian, so couture

  35. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    Brilliant use of texture as an alternative to pattern or colour.

  36. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    the drama of this look is glorious. perfect backdrop for her too!

  37. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    wow! that top is fantastic! whos it by?

  38. DYS

    October 4, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    ohhhhhhh MY !.. totally speechless.. a stunning piece from Helena Horstedt : http://www.helenahorstedt.com/home.htm
    swedish designers are ready to take overr the fashion scene.. move over london, milan, paris, ny, tokyo!

  39. Maria

    October 4, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    grass….so nice on those shoes.
    No lawn in NYC!

  40. balanciagalover

    October 4, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Hi there, I love ur Blog soooooo much . I read it everyday and enjoy it a lot . Love your sense of fashion and all the potraits.Recently I found something really weird, that I notice in Vogue Taiwan website, they use lots of your photos. I dont know if you have co-worked with Vogue Taiwan. You’d better to check it out! Hope your unique photos are legally used by them loh! Gook luck and have fun in fashion week!:)

    http://www.styleblog.com.tw/style_f/article.aspx?name=kelly&no=5438

  41. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    She is perfection! She looks timeless, stunning and how a moviestar should look like. Impressing! I hope someone can say where her jacket is from.

  42. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Stunning! Someone is complaining about the big bag, but it does not bother me. But the shoes should have been simpler, cause they are fighting with the jacket for attention. The jacket is doing the work. It’s like wearing a necklace and huge earrings at the same time.
    Apart from that she looks amazing!

    Where is the jacket from? Anyone?

  43. the *ubiquitous spectator*

    October 4, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    simply perfection, tre chic. brilliant as always….

  44. Katherine

    October 4, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Literally, stunning. Wow.

  45. The Jaranian

    October 4, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    Very Dita Von Teese-esque.
    I love her proportions, and her pose is so fem.

  46. thwany

    October 4, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    stunning

  47. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    She has really made an effort to dress all the way to the trend.There is everything that is the `musts´for this fall.The opaque tights,patent black booties,patent black bag,YSL?,the shape of the skirt,and the plentiful but body slicking shirt.Her hair continues the trims of the shirt.The surroundings are marvelous.She isn´t bad looking either.But guess what:I don´t like this picture at all.It is too perfect.

  48. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    took my breath away

  49. Kim

    October 4, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    lucky girl to own a piece of helena.

  50. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    The jacket is by Helena Horstedt.

  51. calm.cool.collected

    October 5, 2007 at 12:24 am

    gorgeous…what a jacket!

  52. Jimmy Neda

    October 5, 2007 at 1:46 am

    Marina Kereklidou who is the fashion director of BON looks fab.
    The Jacket is by Helena Hörstedt. Her designs are like art!

  53. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 2:00 am

    she is a beautiful moving artistic statement

  54. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 2:16 am

    WHO DID THAT TOP I LOVE IT!!!

  55. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 2:38 am

  56. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 2:57 am

    absolutely incredible. the fold in the hair matching the folds in the jacket, and likewise the similar velvet richness of each individual piece… so polished..

  57. Sofia W

    October 5, 2007 at 3:04 am

    She is SWEDENS´s best dressed and most beautyful Marina Kereklidou. I am proud to find her on your site. And the young jacket designer is also swedish. All her clothes are black and amazing I think. Go Sweden. And Sart. Love your inspiring pictures.

  58. Blaise

    October 5, 2007 at 3:24 am

    This is one very classy photo.. very good.. ;P

  59. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 6:27 am

    nice job on giving designers from other countries the vast international exposure that your blog seems to have (given the comments.)
    obviously, surprising things happen outside of NY/Paris/London and you are in a great position to share. touché.
    haapi

  60. KEYNOTER

    October 5, 2007 at 6:38 am

    That top is amazing. Love the nipped in waist and the pleating. Very beautiful and elegant.

  61. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 7:19 am

    If her name is Marina Kereklidou, then she’s definitely of Greek origin. So, as a Greek I’m proud too. Most of all I love her jacket, it’s exquisite! Her posture is so fine. But, where is she going in that outfit? This jacket is so outstanding that a person not involved in the fashion industry could not possibly wear it unless it was for a special occasion.

  62. boho*céline

    October 5, 2007 at 7:56 am

    she is stylist and i think she plays in a band (not really sure about that one)… i’m not surprised she’s swedish even if SHE doesn’t look like

  63. Megan

    October 5, 2007 at 8:20 am

    I’ve been following this blog for a while but I’ve never commented before.

    But I have to say, this photo kind of makes me want to be her.

  64. Camille

    October 5, 2007 at 8:26 am

    … never noticed so far this sculpture in the garden…
    black + green is just amazing.

  65. amelia

    October 5, 2007 at 8:42 am

    The Jacket is from a Swedish designer called Helena Hörstedt

  66. Daniel Glasman

    October 5, 2007 at 8:52 am

    You guys can check the designer out at http://www.helenahorstedt.com, as well as view her whole show at Stockholm Fashion Week on http://www.bonmagazine.com. Go to Bon Digital, the click on Stockholm Fashion Week SS 2008 to find videos of all the hottest shows.

    Best,
    Daniel Glasman

  67. simplyolive

    October 5, 2007 at 8:57 am

    …only in paris!!

    she looks amazing!!

  68. jamesy

    October 5, 2007 at 9:43 am

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Oh My God, Dream life waking. What an incredible vision. Is it Blade Runner Paris, is she an Haute Couture assassin, or has the world finally converted into my fantasy life?? From her hat to her ankle boots, she is a vision. If there is an anime artist in need of creating there new confection – Take Notice. I would only dare to wonder the clash of cosmic forces if her and Dita VT were to arrive at the same function…no man would survive, and a few women would be rendered useless. CHIC CHIC CHIC. Christian Dior would be beaming at this moment!
    C’est La Bon!
    Jamesy

  69. fashionholic

    October 5, 2007 at 9:44 am

    what a lovely photo! that jacket looks like it’s made by a Swedish designer called Helena Hörstedt.. just lovley!

  70. Lina

    October 5, 2007 at 10:09 am

    shes the most elegant swedish woman i have seen, Marina Kereklidou, whos by the way the fashion editor of Bon Magazine. And wearing a couture jacket by Helena Hörstedt this just cant get better…

  71. Deja Pseu

    October 5, 2007 at 10:17 am

    She looks so quintessentially Parisienne. That jacket is absolutely stunning.

  72. Deja Pseu

    October 5, 2007 at 10:20 am

    “Confection,” that’s the word I was looking for. That jacket is a confection.

  73. Iheartfashion

    October 5, 2007 at 10:22 am

    WOW! The details on her jacket are simply amazing! I’ll definitely have to check out Helena Horstedt. The combination of matte and shiny textures and fabrics, but all in black, is delicious.

  74. Susanna

    October 5, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Literally, my jaw dropped when I saw this picture. What an amazing jacket, and she wears it with such panache!

  75. iamskinny

    October 5, 2007 at 11:05 am

    the all black ensemeble is simple yet sophisticated… she looks elegant and mysterious, rich and polished! love it!

  76. Pauspling

    October 5, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Yep, the Swedes know what they are doing. :)

  77. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    I love it, but does someone want to tell her something seems to have attached itself to her head. Poor woman

  78. Jack Daniel

    October 5, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    I should go to Paris.

  79. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    i’ve been having lots of fun with this picture these last few evenings…

    http://img149.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=03754_the_sartorialist_scott_schuman_photographer_blogger_122_1190lo.jpg

    xxL

  80. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    I think this is the most startling of your recent pictures. She looks otherworldley. Her clothes appear to be an extention of her ‘self’:The jacket is fabric manipulation at it’s best. A truly thrilling picture. Can i bear another look?

  81. Jelena

    October 5, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    I am amazed!!! I think she is the best dressed woman I have ever seen!

  82. Clee

    October 5, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    I truly hope this post will be a big break for Helena Hörstedt. She is too talented not to be globally renowned.

  83. divashop

    October 5, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    Fabulous & Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  84. Lisa

    October 5, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Marina Kereklidou makes me proud to be a swede! And the jacket, Helena Hörstedt – fashionweek next?

  85. beandiva

    October 5, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    This is beautiful. She looks polished and current yet timeless. Exquisite jacket. Great hair. The black from head to toe with all the wonderful textures is so rich.

  86. Sehnsud

    October 5, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    This is just too much. Stunning! I’m speechless. Everything’s just perfect.

    Thank you!

  87. sensualmonk

    October 5, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    interesting blog – and, in its own ‘democratic’, ‘away-from-the-runway-&-shop-windows’ way, a sort of admirable effort.

    i wonder, however, what you’d think about the idea of posting, below each picture, the owner’s rough estimate of the cost of their entire outfit [and i am proposing this without the least bit of sarcasm, on a rationale that i'm sure i don't need -nor have the time and space- to explain, to you, at any rate :-)].

    thanks, and keep up te attractive work!

  88. whyioughtta

    October 5, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    That jacket is my favourite item of clothing ever to appear on this blog. It’s really wonderful and she wears it beautifully.

    Gorgeous, timeless photo.

  89. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Styled by Edward Gorey, including the setting.
    Gorgeous!!!

  90. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    This somehow looks both whimsical and elegant at the same time –simply wonderful.

  91. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    the jacket is from this amazing swedish designer Helena Horstedt.
    the girl on the picture is the fashion editor of Bon Magazine

  92. Ellen

    October 5, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Pardon my french, but that’s fucking beautiful!

  93. Asian Models Blogger

    October 5, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    Gorgeous I think the details are absolutely gorgeous and slightly obscure because of the color. You have to stare really hard to see the complexity of it. That’s the brilliance of it.

  94. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    I have to agree with 7:12pm……unbelieveably beautiful…just awesome.

  95. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Lol loved your comment Jamesy.. I guess you all have said it all.. She’s defintely a piece of art from head to toe.. The jacket is a piece of art on it’s own, and she manages to give it the perfect look it deserves.

    ~ pearlescent

  96. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 12:19 am

    perfection?

    check,

  97. lacci-cat

    October 6, 2007 at 12:38 am

    I think her large bag ruins it. It would have looked nicer with a clutch bag perhaps. I am loving her jacket. It’s gorgeous!!

  98. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 6:36 am

    This settles it; black opaque tights are a trend, in Paris anyway.

  99. Dee

    October 6, 2007 at 10:15 am

    I’m in love with huge bags like that one…

  100. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    She´s the swedish designer Marina Kereklidou.

  101. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, it seems like she belongs to another time…or another world.

  102. Bones

    October 6, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Beautiful. What do you call the shape of that bag? I want one…

  103. Cheryl Marie Cordeiro

    October 6, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    This picture is striking. It’s her dress, the backdrop, the composition. It’s ART.

    CMC

  104. Sarah

    October 7, 2007 at 1:19 am

    You know I think if I had that outfit I would wear it every single day. It would be my uniform of fabulousness.

  105. Anonymous

    October 7, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful and perfect overall looks I’ve ever seen.

  106. Marthine Satris

    October 7, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful outfits I’ve ever seen

  107. Anonymous

    October 7, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Her name is Marina Kereklidou and she’s the fashion editor of BON Magazine. She’s also one of the best Swedish fashion stylists and used to design her own line.

  108. Anonymous

    October 7, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    I am constantly fascinated with your subjects and the volumes of unspoken words your photos speak! anyone who has traveled for the love / work of fashion only sees fragmented glimpses of what you do…

    Thank you for sharing your remarkable vision!! I am always moved and inspired by your shots! I tell people daily about this blog.

    This Photo was the final straw, I had to express my awe!

    WOW!!!!

    Thank you, Thank you!

  109. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Helena Hörsedt is the woman that is the designer behind that beutiful jacket.
    I highly recomend to visit her webpage: http://www.helenahorstedt.com
    All her pices are hand made by herself. All with a precission that is stunning. You can place a order directly from Helena and get a pice for a lifetime, scupluter of your mescherments!

  110. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Åh, that is Loivsa Burfitt! Swedish designer based in Paris.

  111. Anonymous

    October 9, 2007 at 12:10 am

    inspirational.

  112. Anonymous

    October 9, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Someone said that it is Lovisa Burfitt, it’s not, the jacket is by (as many have said before me) Helena Hörstedt and the woman on the picture is Marina Kereklidou from Bon Magazine..

  113. AnastasiaC

    October 10, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    this girl is stunning!!!
    love the outfit and the graceful ladylike but hip at the same time….how I imagine Parisians to be!

  114. susan

    October 10, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    i love how your subject is placed in this photo, the misty light, and the frills of the jacket echoed in the busy-ness of the building… like a renaissance painting.

  115. Anonymous

    October 14, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    It´s looks like one of swedens most well known fashion personalities Marina Kereklidou. She is the Fashion Editor of Bon Magazine and she has a fomer design- and stylist background. Maybe it´s one of her own design?

  116. Anonymous

    November 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    awm, THIS JACKET! it's a real artwork.! i also love her hair and the pencil skirt but i totally disagree with the boots, i would like something more elegant here..congruts, though!!helen=)

  117. Wendy Carlos Williams

    December 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    A 21st Century Madame X.

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