1. Alexis @ BPR

    May 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Love her shirt with the cutouts

  2. gaptoothedgirl

    May 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Love the tattoos, especially with that animal print. The blouse so feminine works great!
    Another great shoot.
    Love, Gap.

  3. comme fraiche

    May 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    the pants fit so tight that it gives the illusion that her legs are tattooed -they seem to match her arm

  4. katharine

    May 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Quite simply, you are a genius…. Your photos are timeless.

  5. milex

    May 8, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    • westcoasttiger

      May 9, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      I agree with the damaging effects of smoking but if smoking were to have never existed, think of all the iconic images we’d be missing.

      Actually, smoking has been replaced by the ubiquitous cell phone; in this case, she just happened to miss the memo. Still, snake girl makes for a very interesting subject.

    • Gloria G

      May 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      This is a fashion blog, not a high horse blog…

      • Jeanne

        May 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm

        When your loved one is diagnosed with lung cancer, never having smoked a day in his/her life, then you can get off YOUR high horse. Smoking has been associated with fashion for decades if not centuries – it’s a statement until it becomes an addiction.

    • Elbe

      May 11, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      I agree. Smoking is not fashionable and yet it makes its way into many of these photos. I do not think smoking is in any way glamorous. If we do not glamorize smoking, it will cease to be considered glamorous by anyone. How about it, Scott?

  6. Maggie

    May 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Most excellent. Pants look like tattoos along with the hyper femine blouse and the perfect background. Bravo.

  7. Andy Reynolds

    May 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Shot on my block. Gawd. So boring. I’m so sick of seeing people SMOKING and engrossed in their iPhones. Is life really so fascinating on your device? You’re in NYC, for chrissakes! Look up, make eye contact, conversation, you may meet the love of your life–someone who will never even register on your radar whist transfixed by a Facebook post, Tweet, or text.

    • Chance

      May 9, 2014 at 3:45 am

      Maybe she is using the phone for something important, but me thinks you’re probably right Andy. We are the robots.

    • Lucy

      May 9, 2014 at 5:34 am

      Yeah, but most of us don’t live on your block, so, gawd, not all that boring.

    • Gina

      May 9, 2014 at 7:08 am

      I often thing about this — how does anyone meet someone organically today? I see couples at diner, both more engaged with their gadgets than each other. I see students studying together, but everyone is checking Facebook, rather than interacting with the people at the table.

      As for the photograph, I love the interplay of the visual textures of her blouse, her trousers and the wall.

    • westcoasttiger

      May 9, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      I couldn’t agree more with your observation Andy. I fear a good many of the current “connected” generation will in time develop a hunchback and alligator arms to the point where Darwinism alters fashion – armrests stitched into the front torso of shirts!

  8. justray

    May 8, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    What a great black and white. The snake skin pants look a part of her, making the nicest blend. Candid is Kool.

  9. Lucy

    May 9, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I love how the B&W images helps emphasize what this look is doing. She looks almost reptilian with the pulled threadwork on her top, the tattoos and the animal print leggings.

  10. irene laura

    May 9, 2014 at 5:54 am

  11. Costume De Rigueur

    May 9, 2014 at 6:22 am

    inspiring creature…


  12. galsandan

    May 9, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Love: girl, pic, tatooed world.

  13. Lindsey

    May 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Love the snake skin pants!

  14. Patrick

    May 9, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I am not a fan of tattooing, and have made that comment in the past. I have changed my mind, not about the body art, but about the need to comment on it. Here is a post I have NEVER seen:

    Beautiful woman…..handsome man….would be better WITH tattoos.

    I reserve the right to be judgmental about smoking….

    • Alexis

      May 9, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Amen on the unnecessary commentary…..

    • bobogt

      May 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      I agree with you…
      smoking is not fashion
      tattoos do not improve anyone’s look

      • Valerie

        May 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm

        Tattoos are not about “improving” ones “look”

        • MollyBloom

          May 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

          Tattoos are not chosen for aesthetic reasons? I was not aware of that. In your view, why does someone choose to get a tattoo?

          • Valerie

            May 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

            Sure some people choose them for aesthetics. Personally, my tattoos depict things that are close to my heart that I want to keep with me forever. I do not think tattoos improve my “look” or make me cooler, though there are definitely people who get tattoos for purely aesthetic reasons. There are also a lot more people who get tattoos for personal reasons of remembrance and healing.

  15. StyleInMi

    May 9, 2014 at 11:34 am

    There are people who are fitted for tattoos.
    She is one of them.
    Great Pic.

    Your Style Journey in Milan

  16. Everyday Coffee

    May 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I’m curious to see her outfit with all colors *_* beautiful leggins

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

  17. Charles Allen

    May 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Yuck! She looks like a street tramp! Come one, folks! What happened to finesse and a bit of glamour?!

    • westcoasttiger

      May 10, 2014 at 2:01 am

      “She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side, Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side. ”

      - Lou Reed

  18. Ursula

    May 9, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    interesting juxtaposition of a gritty street style coupled with the feminine blouse.

  19. Ursula

    May 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    ….actually I really want that blouse by the way!

  20. Anthony

    May 10, 2014 at 10:17 am


  21. Wendy

    May 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The shirt!! Where can I buy this shirt?!

  22. Laura

    May 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Totally love!


  23. Catalina

    May 12, 2014 at 1:29 am

    This is so cool. i love this shot and the model and the clothes…i just love everything period! The Sartorialist is one of my ultimate fav blogs! hope you can also take the time to visit our online store Style Closet which sells leading Australian clothing brands. thanks for always inspiring us with your photos. Cheers! :)


  24. Christy

    May 19, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I realize smoking is more prevalent in Europe. Certainly there must be just as many moments to be captured out there that don’t include a cigarette. When a photo is posted on a fashion oriented blog in combination with smoking, it makes it appear fashionable or edgy depending on the shot. I have seen first hand what dying of metastasized cancer entails and it is horrific, terrifying and painful. No slipping away like in the movies. It is every bit as terrible as death from AIDS. No one today would think of glamorizing AIDS with their photos so why smoking? It should be shunned so the upcoming generations aren’t tempted to start. They are so vulnerable and barraged with images; many highly sexualized (you seem to avoid that). Christopher Hitchens, a fabulous writer, died because of smoking and I miss his articles . So much creativity cut short because of this highly addictive habit that contributes absolutely nothing to the world.

  25. tunie

    June 24, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Absolutely love this photo.

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