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November 21, 2012 at 4:13 am
love the trumpet dress
November 21, 2012 at 5:36 am
Yes – I love the bright vibrant colour as well as the proportions of this dress.
The Pigalle are also perfect!
November 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm
the louboutins looks like they hurt a bit. auch!
November 22, 2012 at 3:17 am
Not to be annoying, but I believe the shoes are in fact Prada (?) and not Louboutins given the beige soles and the vaguely visible golden name tags.
November 23, 2012 at 3:39 am
I love a well-made shoe from anywhere/anyone, and these are beautiful. But I hope extreme styles like this will one day be museum pieces, just like the instruments of torture that women in China a century ago endured for beauty.
November 25, 2012 at 11:33 am
Not everything is about maximum comfort, or people would wear pajamas and slippers everywhere. Beauty has been shown to produce positive health effects. So a pair of gorgeous, sexy shoes that make a woman feel like a goddess instead of a shlump will not be going away soon. Or ever. But hopefully people will start worrying over their own health instead of judging others someday soon.
My Vintage Curves
November 21, 2012 at 4:23 am
Finally a curvy girl! I love it
November 21, 2012 at 4:33 am
Great colour, great body!
November 21, 2012 at 4:37 am
Such a great dress, loving the color and the shape
My Daily London
November 21, 2012 at 4:42 am
Loving the shoes!!
November 21, 2012 at 4:44 am
The color of the dress is wonderful, and It is cute within those shoes.
the colour and cut of this dress is stunning, really beautiful shot.
November 21, 2012 at 4:46 am
The colour and the cut of this dress is stunning, great shot.
November 21, 2012 at 4:47 am
Gorgeous picture of a beautiful woman. One of my fave.
November 21, 2012 at 4:50 am
Good to see a curvier woman on here for once :)
….and she looks gorgeous!
This is Belgium
November 21, 2012 at 4:53 am
In fact, I would like to see the face of this lady also
November 21, 2012 at 4:59 am
November 21, 2012 at 5:01 am
Everything about this is sexy.
November 21, 2012 at 5:22 am
so this outfit caught your eye, huh?
i find these headless shots a bit disconcerting, disrespectful even, maybe more so because they seem to be of women most of the time. i suppose the idea is to focus on the garments/proportions. it doesn’t entirely work that way. i would have liked this lady’s head, just to see the person instead of the body.
November 21, 2012 at 9:57 am
November 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm
No, she’s right. There’s something really not nice about the headless/faceless shot.
November 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm
I must say I thought the same thing… Did she have a bad hair? Was it something Scott didn’t like about her face?….
November 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm
You all have to consider the fact that many people request their faces be cropped from their pictures before being posted in a public website or blog. If this is the case, I find it VERY respectful. Anyways, this is a great picture and the subject headless or not…I think is outstanding!!!
November 25, 2012 at 11:39 am
No, she is not right. Regardless if this was Scott’s decision or the person’s if this is how they decided to present it, then so be it. There is nothing “not nice” about it. Stop trying to make something out of nothing. Its no different then presenting a portrait without the outfit. No photo shows everything.
November 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm
Whether you discern it or not there is, unfortunately meaning to be inferred from images. If this was not the case we would have no analysis of art/photography. Removing the persons head (center of thought, intellect, personality) from the image does suggest that these are less important, possibly unimportant, in comparison to the thing shown (body and clothing, material parts of being, sexual/sensual elements of being). I believe this is what the previous people find disturbing about the image.
I personally reserve judgement about the right or wrongness of cropping someones head from an image, but I do find it interesting – more in regard to the person doing the cropping and effect it has on its viewers than anything else. I also not, as stated above that it might be done purely for reasons of confidentiality.
January 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm
But one of the best things about an outfit is its ability to convey who a person is in such a way often renders speech and even eye contact superfluous. Do we really need to look into her eyes? The outfit is her message, and this photograph respectfully conveys it. In fact, it reminds me of Kelly Reemtsen’s paintings, which vividly demonstrate the strength of the headless image.
November 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm
I always think that they asked not to be shown, maybe shy!
A lovely, curvaceous woman!
November 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm
I consider it a courtesy when someone does not show my face when they are illustrating my fashion choices with closeups of my body parts. No matter how lovely they might be, mind you. I imagine other people may wish to remain anonymous as well. Well done, Scott!
November 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm
I think that most women would greatly prefer to not have their face shown in a picture in which one of their nipples is clearly visible. The dress is vulgar, but at least Scott spared her some embarrassment.
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November 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm
I just don’t see how this is vulgar. Because it shows the curves of her body? The body isn’t vulgar. We don’t live in a society where one has to cover up for fear. I think she looks beautiful. Of course I’m curious about her face, the photo is intriguing. I also think that whatever she looks like, she’s lucky to have a body like this, and fortunately she’s able to show it off in beautiful clothing. Good for her.
December 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Dude, people don’t have control of their nipples. NO a bra doesn’t stop it from happening. Some women have no problem with it, some have a bit of problem with it, some have a lot of problem with it. It depends on your..err sensitivity. What do you suggest she does; Wear a sweater all the time, cut off her nipples, or wear a bra of metal? It happens, and its A OK.
January 9, 2013 at 1:43 am
Firstly, that is not a nipple but a component of the dart in the dress. It is too far on the side to be anatomically correct as a nipple.
Secondly, what is wrong with a nipple if it were? I don’t see that as vulgar, I see your judgement of it as uptight and sexist (I don’t see you making the same comment if it were a male nipple in question. )
November 22, 2012 at 12:54 am
I thought the same thing, why faceless? She is telling her story, it is incomplete without her face
November 22, 2012 at 2:45 am
Body minus the head.
I think with the head, this photo would be the picture of the year
November 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm
The lady may have preferred not to be portraited recognisably, did anyone ever stop to think about that?
November 23, 2012 at 11:38 am
Exactly. And if the shot was specifically about her body – is that a bad thing? Spotlight is made known of different body types/parts all the time without it being objectifying. If a person had ‘amazing’ eyes, and a picture was taken with emphasis on the persons eyes..would you be offended? Would you demand to see their feet?
November 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm
I agree with you SLOMO. It’s visual not politics.
November 21, 2012 at 5:23 am
love it! it reminds me of SALSA!
November 21, 2012 at 5:26 am
in love with her curvy body!!
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November 21, 2012 at 5:37 am
So beautiful look!!
Stunning and colorful = perfect!
November 21, 2012 at 5:44 am
Those shoes really can be worn with anything!
November 21, 2012 at 5:46 am
It’s nice to see a curvy woman, I’m kind of tired of the same straight size model body type.
November 21, 2012 at 5:57 am
The shape of this dress is superb. I especially love the external darts at the hip and waist which give it some added interest.
November 21, 2012 at 6:02 am
this is oh so perfect. the color of course is superb, but the curves do the job! it is so feminine yet modest (maybe except the nipple, but they are very sneeky bastards ;-)
That dress and those heels really suit her figure! I would have liked to see her make-up and hair too.
November 21, 2012 at 6:08 am
Just gorgeous …
November 21, 2012 at 6:20 am
love that color! what a pop!
November 21, 2012 at 6:24 am
November 21, 2012 at 6:25 am
WHAT A WOMAN! WHAT A COLOR!
November 21, 2012 at 6:26 am
The kind of look i alwasy dream to have!!!
November 21, 2012 at 6:34 am
Those legs in those shoes…stunning!!
November 21, 2012 at 6:42 am
This is a Silhouette!!
November 21, 2012 at 6:43 am
Nice to see a bit of shape in the woman. Interesting choice of colour – love the mix.
November 21, 2012 at 7:04 am
wonderful, can we see a full body picture?
November 21, 2012 at 7:06 am
This makes me think of Marilyn Monroe.
November 21, 2012 at 7:12 am
Such perfection. I would have loved a softer shoe with this, but the colour, the curves, the lines, the body – so awesome.
November 21, 2012 at 8:51 am
I disagree! I was moved to comment about how I finally get the point of pointy shoes with spikey heels. It is that they contrast so well with a curvy sillhouette… on the right woman, in the right dress. I also love the contrast of shiney black patent leather with a bright dress in a soft fabric.
November 21, 2012 at 7:27 am
Wonderful, can we see a full body photo?
November 21, 2012 at 7:38 am
Love the curves! Finally!! More real women photos would be great.
November 21, 2012 at 8:44 am
As opposed to all the photos of fake women we usually see on this blog?
Don’t delegitimise other body types, please. All women are ‘real’ women.
November 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm
November 21, 2012 at 7:53 am
Va Va Voom! Beautiful curves
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November 21, 2012 at 8:09 am
Is she a blond or brunette…?
November 21, 2012 at 8:11 am
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November 21, 2012 at 8:20 am
Awesome colour. Also… I kind of need to sew a frou-frou hemline like that on all my skirts now.
November 21, 2012 at 8:31 am
Really amazing dress, I would like to have it at home. Wow.
November 21, 2012 at 8:33 am
Such a fan of turquoise…must be my Miami influence…LOL! Love the shape of this tulip dress, and find the hip darts amazing! Such a great look/fit for a curvy woman! Great workmanship.
November 21, 2012 at 8:49 am
Absolutely stunning POV, the curves and lines in this are ‘spot-on’…her style is impeccable and color perfect.
Such a beautiful shot! Love the color and the shape of the dress!
November 21, 2012 at 8:52 am
Wow ..that dress ! What a beautiful colour and shape. She has a lovely figure.
Roger O. Thornhill
November 21, 2012 at 9:38 am
Lovely! I would love to have seen her face.
November 21, 2012 at 9:39 am
Va va voom! Killer dress, killer bod. Love the look.
November 21, 2012 at 9:52 am
This picture is a good test of a my vital functions (off the charts!).
November 21, 2012 at 9:55 am
everyone seems to love it…can’t see why. to me this seems to be just all kinds of wrong. the dress looks like some marzipan tart nightmare and in combination with the pointy shoes…phew, no. but maybe it’s just me.
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November 21, 2012 at 10:07 am
Wow I love this blue and the way the dress shows her curves… so feminine!
November 21, 2012 at 10:29 am
Amazing cut and colour! Love it!
November 21, 2012 at 10:32 am
love those timeless Prada heels…
November 21, 2012 at 10:36 am
Perfect shoes, perfect dress.. But why did she had to leave out the bra?
November 21, 2012 at 10:49 am
This is fantastic! She has a great figure and this dress shows off the beautiful curves of her best features. Totally confident and gorgeous.
November 21, 2012 at 10:54 am
It’s nice to see a more full-figured/the average woman spotlighted on here.
November 21, 2012 at 11:44 am
I’ve been noticing a trend in the photos on this blog of women standing with their feet crossed as this woman is. Is this evidence of rampant self-consciousness? Never would have expected that from European women.
November 21, 2012 at 11:46 am
Am I the only person wondering if this is Garance? Great legs? She owns those shoes, and has been loving this silhouette.
November 22, 2012 at 6:26 am
No I don’t think it’s Garance, although she has a fantastic curvy figure, as this woman does…she is very petite. Both of them have great legs, but Garance’s are differnt from this womans.
Also, i think Garance would have worn a bra. She tends to be a bit modest.
ORRR…I could be all wrong!
Good call though on the fact that she does love thetulip shape….which is flattering on just about anyone.
Beautiful dress. Does anyone know who designer is? Want to know!
Beautiful shot, Scott!
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November 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm
November 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm
Beautiful dress! Love the color!
November 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm
i look like this woman and i believe this is what they used to call, “healthy”, she is lovely and so is the dress! awesome color especially
November 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm
The best shot on the sight.!!I am in love
November 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm
November 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm
How in the world does this woman count as “curvy?”
November 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Can we all please take the “fat” connotation out of “curvy”? Curvy is curvy as opposed to “athletic” or “boyish” This woman is slim and fit, but has beautiful curves. I once called myself curvy and had a friend chastise me for low self-esteem mistaking that I was calling myself fat, this made me very sad.
November 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm
I’m with you! Curvy is not a euphemism for fat.
November 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm
Speechless. absolutely gorgeous everything; shoes, dress, the fit, the shot. love the vintage look.
Dip It Black
November 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Beautiful trumpett dress!
Gian Luca M
November 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm
this is just loook that every woman should have: great!
November 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm
I echo the comment above. If this is classed as ‘curvy’, then perceptions of body size have shifted – not surprising when we are bombarded with emaciated ‘ideals’.
November 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Great outfit, beautiful dress and its color; in addition Alserio street is located in a wonderful district of Milan ….. wow!!
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November 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Curvy? She is still super slender. I have a butt that sticks out but I’m still a small size. Anywho, I love the dress. Would definitely wear it. As for cutting the head off – I think the whole idea is so we look at her figure and dress rather than her face, because really what’s the thing we look at first? Always the face! I think it’s nice to see a different shot for a change :)
November 25, 2012 at 11:43 am
Not in my eyes. I would call her curvy, especially the calves. Its not a big deal, but why are we putting quote marks around curvy? I suppose everyone sees it differently, and that is fine.
She definitely knows how to dress for her more rounded womanly shape. Its harder for someone with that kind of shape to look so wonderful then for a more slender woman, and she does this with perfection.
November 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm
November 22, 2012 at 5:22 am
I agree. And I have to add, that even a “curvy” body craves workout. I have similar behind, and it’s mostly muscle ;D Those curves are built as well you see. I really connected with this photo, mainly due to the similarities in the body shape. Beebing my own horn :D
November 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm
November 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm
The colour, the shape, the curves, everything fits just so perfectly, love it!
November 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm
Great photo. She looks great!!
November 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm
If she is “curvy” at all, she’s on the very very extreme low end of curvy. She’s actually extremely petite. What a silly notion to consider this woman to be sooooo full figured as most of you seem to have put it. She has a beautiful body, but come on people.
December 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm
She is curvy to some people, and not to others. I think however we all agree she looks beautiful. But more to the point why does everyone who sees a woman as being bigger get attacked? I have read many comments on pictures of slender women saying ” she needs a sandwich” or even “I find her ugly because she is too thin” But call someone “curvy” as a COMPLIMENT and its the end of the world?
And why do I have a feeling that the same people that get huffy at the mere idea someone thinks a woman is big, are the ones making outrageous insults about women they think are thin? How completely disgustingly unfair.
November 22, 2012 at 12:29 am
November 22, 2012 at 12:37 am
I love everything about this… the color, the shape, the shoes!
November 22, 2012 at 11:16 am
love the color!
November 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm
Love the emphasis on her womanly frame and “to die for” calves. So well done.
November 25, 2012 at 11:44 am
Oh, play it louder!!
November 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm
She is a real woman, if you know what I mean. And it’s a pleasure to see such beautiful colors, shape. Everything is perfect, even the way she cross her legs.
Very good shot!
November 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm
No – I actually don’t know what you mean, I really don’t. In my mind, all of us women are “real women”. There is more to a woman than her figure. Very thin women are real women and very large women are also real women. But as I said, I am not 100% certain I understand you distinction between real and ….fake women, perhaps?
November 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm
What brand is this dress? It’s amazing.
November 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm
My guess is Roland Mouret from the external darts, color and cut
November 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm
November 23, 2012 at 2:20 am
Garance a petite girl? I remember her as very tall, and add to that her signature heels.
November 26, 2012 at 7:50 am
By ‘Petite” i was not referring to Garance’s height, (i should have been more clear). I was referring to her dress size…which we know is size 0 – 2, and I think this woman is a different size. My comment wasn’t a judgement….they both have beautiful bodies that look gorgeous in this dress.
Anywho, no matter who the mystery woman is, she has stunning style, figure and stance!
November 23, 2012 at 2:25 am
November 23, 2012 at 3:58 am
Love the color of her dress – stunning !!
November 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm
Love how the skirt flares out from the sleek lines.
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November 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm
The dress looks like Lanvin to me! Alber Elbaz is Israeli-French for GOD!
November 25, 2012 at 3:49 am
These Prada shoes are perfection! Love the dress too!
November 25, 2012 at 8:41 am
fabulous dress, shoes and the hanger is key. However… where is the head?
November 25, 2012 at 11:48 am
The dress emphasizes the best parts of her shape, the color enhances her skin tone, and the shoes play up her athletic calves. Well done. I never get it all in one simple, perfectly sophisticated outfit. But she does. And I bet she dresses this well all the time. I can just tell and I am very jealous. She looks like she is too subtle and classy for Louboutins.
November 26, 2012 at 4:22 am
Very female, very lovely!
November 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm
This is simply beautiful. Turquoise is quickly becoming one of my favorite colors.
November 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm
shoes are perfect, geometrical shape and proportions, real perfection.
November 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm
Perfect shape of the shoes, almost geometrically. A real perfection. Pleasure for watching and when comes to wearing? Not sure.
November 29, 2012 at 7:05 am
What a curve! I’d love know the model..
January 26, 2013 at 4:38 am
her curve with the color is just divine.
January 29, 2013 at 11:56 am
February 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm
i think the ‘headless’ shot adds mystery … nothing negative. It highlights the curves and pose….
March 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm
So much beauty…and this is without seeing what she looks like. (Lovely dress.)
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