1. rachel

    July 25, 2007 at 8:59 am

    She looks natural and beautiful. The bright yellow really pops against her skin.

  2. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:03 am

    The dress is a perfect complement to her skin color. I notice in the Harlem shots all of the dark splotches of dried gum on the sidewalk–as a former resident, this little detail really brings me back. Thanks.

  3. AnonymousJK

    July 25, 2007 at 9:21 am

    She reminds me of the song: Summer Breeze!

  4. toby

    July 25, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Wowser. The dress and sandles, the arms and legs, the smile–there is no stopping this combination.

  5. spring flowers

    July 25, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Just beautiful. Amazing body, gorgeous smile, soft, flowing hair, and great dress. She exudes beauty through her simplistic and natural look. I only wish that color could produce an equally stunning effect against my skin tone. Wonder where she got the dress, and if it comes in other colors… (?)

  6. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:40 am

    I love her dress, she looks smart and beautiful

  7. becky

    July 25, 2007 at 9:45 am

    and the perfect hair, complexion, and body don’t hurt either…

  8. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:50 am

    That’s a series of car accidents waiting to happen!

    Yellow can be so nice on our skin but we often take it to the extreme. This young lady has found such a great balance.


  9. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:51 am

    The color is magnificent with her skin but what is going on at the hemline?

  10. Laguna Beach Trad

    July 25, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Wow! Beautiful is right! Amazing colour, amazing girl. This is a great photo, Sart.

  11. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:59 am

    such a pretty woman! the smile makes her even more beautiful. she just looks perfect.

  12. prettykittypublishing(aka)invisible girl

    July 25, 2007 at 10:03 am

    gI love the hemline of this dress. It matches the waves in her hair. A gorgeous summer look.

  13. Fran├žoise

    July 25, 2007 at 10:09 am

    That combination of the yellow against her dark skin is amazing, and she knew it would be. She’s a walking bright sunshine.

  14. TravelGretta

    July 25, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! This whole shot just makes me happy. I love yellow, and smiling people.

  15. jill

    July 25, 2007 at 11:44 am

    I’m lovin this Harlem session… beautiful, inspiring, so bright

  16. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 11:59 am

    less is more! looks great!

  17. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Very pretty girl and smile (and dress)

  18. amed studio

    July 25, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    I can’t comment on the dress because I have no idea what its hemline and shape are meant to be like. It’s just acting as a beacon of colour drawing attention to this extraordinary young lady.

    Her imposing stature, defined muscularity and perfect mahogany skin look like the creation of an heroic idealist sculptor. Her powerful build brings to mind the athleticism and contained energy of Venus Williams, although I think this young lady has a much prettier face.

    This photo looks to me the way classical or allegorical statuary looks when hastily draped with whatever is at hand against the easily-offended eyes of religious zealots. I have no doubt that she would look better nude.

    Given that she can’t go about nude in the city, I’m sure there are better style choices for cool, inexpensive dresses that might better compliment her formidable physique. The colour, however, is a winner.

  19. Romeika

    July 25, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Your pictures of Harlem are just so great. Where else would we see such pics? The bright yellow suits her perfectly.

  20. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    she’s so fresh and beautiful- and such perfect skin

  21. MsSvelteNY

    July 25, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    E.Z. Breezy.

  22. Italian girl

    July 25, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Perfect combination: yellow dress and black skin. I like this shot

  23. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    She is looking happy.Yellow suits her fine,but somehow the top part of her dress is not in connection with the rest of the dress. Maybe if it had some of that volume there is below….

  24. decorno.blogspot.com

    July 25, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    What smile. It’s even better than the dress.

  25. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    You know, she’s gorgeous, but more and more I’ve come to realize that the best accessories are confidence and radiant health.

  26. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    nice hem on that dress, that’s my favorite part

  27. iopine

    July 25, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    I love people in yellow. She’s beautiful.

  28. Tasha

    July 25, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    I know it’s been said twice already, but that color is GORGEOUS on her. I wish I could pull off yellow that well.

    And the white sandals and nailpolish are the perfect finish.

  29. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    beautiful,healthy smile!and I love the “I threw the first dress I found on but look amazing anyway” look

  30. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    She looks great in that dress, free and easy as a summer day. She seems like a happy girl.

  31. Sara

    July 25, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    She’s very pretty.

  32. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    You should spend more time in Harlem!

  33. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    I was just wondering when you were coming back to Harlem. I live here as opposed to any place else in New York. A wonderful slice of life: Sweet and Lowdown. Nice candid shot. THANK YOU for adding such diversity!!

  34. adam

    July 25, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    perhaps a belt to pull it together a bit? Love the color on her, and her smile.

  35. Anthony

    July 25, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Further evidence that there IS beauty that lies within Harlem… She looks fantastic! Epitomy of summer in New York I’d say.

    Read: the-melburnian.blogspot.com

  36. Michelle

    July 25, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    She’s unquestionably beautiful, and that shade of yellow is stunning against her skin, but I see nothing in the outfit or presentation that tells me who she is, what her style is, point of view, etc… Those shoes are everywhere and the cut of the dress would be just as ubiquitous if not for the puzzling hemline. Sorry. I hope this isn’t too harsh.

  37. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    that yellow just puts me in the happiest mood ever. amazing.

  38. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 3:20 am

    Beautiful! Both the girl and the dress colour.
    She’s also matching the nailpolish with her shoes. Like that little detail.

  39. Nini

    July 26, 2007 at 4:30 am

    I love yellow clothes, specially in summer, this woman looks like so beautiful… you should make more pictures from neigborhood in big cities, no?

  40. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 8:25 am

    It’s so nice to see someone not of the fashion set back on this site! OG sartorialist

  41. cordelia

    July 26, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Bold and energetic. Looking at her we feel real joy – and summer.

  42. Andrea-Michelle

    July 26, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    I have that dress! Mine’s navy blue, but she makes all colors (reversible too!). A great, young designer sells them from her sidewalk stand in SoHo…

  43. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Glamour. She’s got the right shade of brown to pull off the yellow. I am a fair-skinned African American, and there’s no way I could pull this one off.
    Great shot, Mr. Sart.

  44. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Good Day Sunshine!

    I completely disagree with Michelle– this is all about the young lady’s point of view. Color says so much. This is about her and NOT what some magazine or website has to tell her.

  45. gila

    July 27, 2007 at 12:55 am

    scott, you must be a very pleasant guy. look at how nicely everyone you photograph smiles at you! :)

  46. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Yellow this bright in NY is such a statement–to my mind, a wonderful one. POW!!! Such positive energy.

  47. Kits

    July 31, 2007 at 8:09 am

    I love the combination of her skin and the dress.

  48. momo

    August 3, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    She shows that the best accessory is good posture!

  49. Anonymous

    August 5, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    She is a GODDESS! This is one of your BEST shots and most beautiful women!

  50. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    being of dark skin
    i think i need tofind myself something in that colourr!!

  51. Anonymous

    March 27, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Beautiful smile. Lovely physique. Like the hair style. The color of the dress is great. Like that her fingernails and toes appear to be the same color. However, I'm not wild about the style, shape, or cut of the dress. The sandals are o.k., but not with that dress.

  52. Martine

    August 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Yellow and white are lovely together, and they look good on her. I like the hemline doubled like that. In fact the bubble skirt on the dress is what makes it interesting at all. She does have a nice naturalness to her.

  53. westcoasttiger

    June 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I often wonder looking at your older posts how time has treated your subjects, especially when they’re in their full bloom of youth. Can attitude stave off Father Time? I like to think so.

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