Friday, July 20, 2012

On the Street…..Boulevard de Bercy, Paris

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  1. Natasha Fatah

    July 20, 2012 at 9:01 am

    What an awesome outfit!!

  2. Gon

    July 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

    wow,it’s really great pic!!

    i love!

    http://morelike-gon.blogspot.jp/

  3. Mandy

    July 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Amazing back, I love how she combined the black dress with white heels, her bangs rock as well btw!!

    http://mandykoster.bogspot.com

  4. Raul de Lara

    July 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Hola Scott buenos días, me encanta tu trabajo. Empecé mi blog gracias a ti y cuando conocí tu trabajo, si tienes un rato dentro de la apretada agenda que tienes, me gustaria que viera mi blog. Un cordial saludo.

  5. haidee

    July 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Cute

    I love your blog Amazing

    http://www.haideeandco.blogspot.com

  6. Name*

    July 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Love her shoes!
    http://www.tinacious.me/

  7. barbara

    July 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    spectacular shoes and the malice in her eyes…. lovely!

  8. JM

    July 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    5/10

    Son fringe, et sa robe est mignon – ses godasses sont affreux.

    Transl: Cute bangs, cute dress – godawful shoes.

    Also, this is a legit question for Scott. Do you want this comment column to be a debate about your photos? I like looking at your camerawork, and I respect it, but I get the impression that sometimes the posters here just fawn without any critical reflection as to whether or not the person or outfit in the pic is tasteful, interesting or beautiful. I kind of feel like I would be going against the grain if I posted that something was “ugly” or “tasteless.”

    • Alyssa

      July 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Taste is individual – what is appealing to some could be appalling to others.

      • Street Tailors

        July 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

        I’m with Alyssa over there.

        Talking about tasteless or ugly….sometimes you can get inspiration from the homeless guy or village grandma.

        • Simbarashe

          July 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

          Street Tailors, I agree with your reply 100%, but I don’t think that’s what JM is asking. I think the question they pose is, Are Scott’s readers inclined to simply ‘love’ everything he posts? For fear of backlash, or blacklisting from future comments? I’m replying to this thread, but just below this reply you’ll see my original comment. I’ve posted some comments that have been less than thrilling, as has others. I think as long as people are constructive and respectful they should be honest. I also think that fashion and style is SO subjective, as you mentioned, anyone can find the beauty and brilliance in many different things. For myself, if I don’t like a particular subject, I do find myself tempering slightly with the people who truly might love what they see in mind.

          • JM

            July 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

            That is what I am asking. I get the feeling sometimes that everyone who reads this simply gushes sycophantically because anything that Scott posts couldn’t possibly be ugly, in poor taste, or uninteresting. Like style, the very nature of blogging is subjective – Scott chooses who to shoot, and presumably, he chooses who to post.

            Again, I am looking for friendly debate in order to hone style, and I would be the last person to argue with “de gustibus non disputandum est.”

            I still think the white shoes are hideous – and the context here is so influential. If anyone saw them on the sale rack at Payless I doubt there would be a stampede to buy them.

          • Not looking for negativity

            July 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

            You think that everyone that posts here should be trying to find things they want to criticize? I doubt Scott will bother answering you, but if I didn’t like Scotts work I wouldn’t be here. Thats why I mostly have only positive things to say. Obviously there are always some negative comments, but NO ONE wants to come to the comment section and see a whole bunch of negativity. It is fine to say that things are not to your taste, but “tasteless” “ugly” are not OK comments. What makes you think anyone would enjoy that? The best thing is if you don’t like someone’s work, then say nothing.

          • I ABSOLUTELY agree

            August 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

            with this last comment.

    • Ta

      July 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

      Actually, the posters do say if a certain style is unappealing, I did so myself last week. I (and many others) said that I did not like this particular outfit, but i commend his bravery for making a strong statement with his fashion. Last month there was a debate over a shot of a girl on a skateboard. What I like about this blog is that there is a respect for individual style – what is tasteless for some is tasteful for others. As such, people tend not to get personal or insulting in their comments. Most of the comments are constructive critiques. As soon as that changes and we start hurling insults like “god awful, ugly, and making value judgements like “tasteless”, I will be leave this blog.

      • une chatte grise

        July 22, 2012 at 2:32 am

        Well said. I don’t want to be part of a nasty-fest either.
        Those who accuse others of fawning or sycophancy may wish to consider one simple idea: that others may, in fact, simply see things differently than they do. It may be hard to believe (and lord knows I honestly don’t understand why others may find certain looks or fashion personalities *cough ADR cough* appealing), but others may actually find beauty in things you dislike. Also, bear in mind that many of us frequently refrain from making negative comments for one simple reason: we don’t feel that that ordinary folks (unlike self-appointed fashion “personalities”…) should be publicly taken to task for wearing things that we simply don’t find appealing. Should I ever be lucky enough to be photographed by Mr Schuman, I would prefer not to have my look called “ugly” or “tasteless” or be raked over the coals merely because it doesn’t meet someone else’s idiosyncracies, so I try to refrain from doing the same.

    • barbara

      July 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

      i got sometimes the same impression as you, I would love more critical discussion.

      but in this case, i feel the lady pulls her shoes well off, it gives her a statuesque, very special image. and she did well to combine it with such a simple black dress.

      tastelessness is often a question of context – we don’t know what she is doing there, or where she is going. But I don’t think her outfit ugly, but well composed and pleasing to the eye.

      love, barbara

    • Alyssa

      July 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

      But that’s it – it’s all about context and personal style, no? Who knows where the subject got her shoes – she has the style wherewithall to create a look out of it. I might not have seen the shoes on the rack and imagined the same look. That’s what’s inspiring and eye-opening to me!

      • Cloth&Skin

        July 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

        Shoes are Rick Owens S/S 2012. They look great on her! Not everyone can pull those off… Kudos.

    • This is Belgium

      July 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

      just to let you know that I wrote, not very eloquently but still , a few days ago I wrote : “do not like”

      • Simbarashe

        July 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

        JM well done :)
        I used to be a big fan of outrageous shoes–until 2012 when somehow wedging took it to another level. That said, I’m thrilled to be part of a community like this.

        • JM

          July 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

          I rather enjoy talking about this stuff as well. Challenging the status quo is what moves things forward! And by the by, I think that by “tagging” her shoes with the Rick Owens label really detracts from what (I would hope) is the purpose of the blog. It shouldn’t matter that they are Rick Owens, or Dries van Noten or Payless; you should compliment someone on their style because it speaks to you, not because you saw it on the runway and can identify it as “covetable” as dictated by Women’s Wear Daily.

          • Martine

            July 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

            I don’t see how a negative comment in any way illuminates anything, but If you don’t like something feel free to say so. Hopefully without accusing those of us who disagree with you of fawning. We simply like the majority of the photos and outfits. I would not come here otherwise. And your being negative to Cloth&Skin for the comment of where the shoes come from is also in bad taste. That comment was useful, telling people where the shoes come from. No need to read into it to try and make your point.

    • ttea

      July 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      I don’t really think that the point of these photos is the intrinsic beauty of the clothes, but more the overall affect they have on the picture. In this case I think the shoes add to the photo because of the way she looks elongated. The dress in combination with the shoes give her an oddly unnatural length. What I do find so ironic, is that your post asking about debate, has caused something of a debate.

      http://fashionananthropologicalpointofview.blogspot.ca/

      • Name*montse

        July 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

        ok

    • Wendy Sacks

      July 21, 2012 at 6:41 am

      I had the same reaction, she’s lovely and the dress is great, but the shoes make her feet look deformed. Guess I’m a lot older than most of the people who comment here, but I can’t get used to a lot of the ultra high heels, which are often really ugly and look impossible to walk in.

      I also agree that there is too much fawning commentary here.

      • Martine

        July 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        Those shoes are platforms, and very comfortable to walk in. Its because the shoes do not force the feet to arch like horrid shoes with a totally flat sole. Its not the height of the heel, but the arch that are a problem for walking. Thats probably why platform shoes are so popular. But I really don’t know what you mean by deformed, or even who you are agreeing with. I don’t see anyone else saying this.

      • Gloria

        July 25, 2012 at 1:54 am

        Wendy Sacks, I consider myself “older” than probably the typical reader of “The Sartorialist” also, and I’m a 58 year old female living in the Midwest. Like others who comment, I truly look forward to reading this blog daily. I’ve done so for around five years, yet have hesitated to comment in the past, for various reasons:

        * There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ve made (and probably continue to make!) my
        share of “fashion don’ts” in my lifetime — not by choice, but I shudder to think of
        having a photo taken by The Sartorialist for anyone to view and comment on. I can
        be critical of myself, but would hate to read what others had to say of a critical nature.

        * I’ve become mature enough through the process of time to realize that like every-
        thing else, fashion/ styles/hemline lengths/what is considered appropriate and so
        on will change sooner or later. Ergo, what I find new or unusual will change in
        time also, and if I find certain clothes or hairstyles a bit hard to wrap my mind
        around today, I try to chill out and know that the teen with pink or green hair a
        decade ago has probably changed to fit into whatever career they’re working in today.
        And if not, that’s their business, not mine.

        * It has been pointed out to me years ago that I could be pretty judgmental, so I
        try to temper my opinions with a couple of sayings I was raised with, such as

        “Variety is the spice of life….”

        “It would be a dull world if everyone was the same.” And really, don’t we have
        enough conformity in too many aspects of life, already, without all dressing in
        the adult equivalent of school uniforms so no one “stands out”?

        “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

    • SabinaSabina

      July 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

      No worries here…ther is lots of stuff that I really personally think is awful. But thats my personal opinion and I consider my post as part of all the comments. And I feel like people comment respectful thats it…but still disagree. For instance I was gonna say about this one: I love her pose, her face, her expression, the dress…and then there are these shoes…they make me cringe

    • Name*

      July 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Actually, considering that its a street style blog and these are simply people you see on the street, I would think only a very rude person would even consider saying something is tasteless or ugly. You can say you don’t like it. But as Scott is a master photographer, and very seldom takes an ugly picture, mostly people simply honestly like his work. Why else would they be here? To criticize?

    • SteelyDan

      July 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      JM, I will be honest and say that before stumbling across this blog, I have never heard of Scott.

      As you’ve stated, style is very subjective. There is so much about fashion trends and what’s hot for the up coming season, blah blah blah! What gets lost in all of this fashion talk is developing your own style and being comfortable in that. Judging from her eye contact with the camera and her beautiful smile, she is very comfortable in her style.

      Do you ever notice how much we rely on “validation”? Look at how you rated her, instead just enjoying the subjective nature of the photograph. You don’t get it, it doesn’t agree with your individual taste but to her, she is rockin the sh*t out of this outfit!

      People will spend HOURS shopping for the right outfit and shoes. They will spend MORE hours getting ready to wear that outfit and for what? For them to find confidence in the fact that someone said “you look wonderful!”? To me, this blog combines excellent photography with people who obviously don’t need to wait around for compliments and validation.

      That is the beauty of this blog.

    • RFH

      August 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Sorry to be tagging on a little late – saw this and got me thinking.

      To begin with I wouldn’t say its unfair to state that sometimes responses on this blog are fawning or without critical reflection as you have phrased. However I think it is important to realise the difference between a comment being negative/positive in tone and critical/uncritical or throw away.
      By this I mean that to say “cute bangs, cute dress – godawful shoes” is no more critical than “OMG I love this outfit!” Sure a negative response may appear to go against the grain within a sea of seemingly unequivocal thumbs up, but this doesn’t equate to being any more critical. I am not trying to suggest that people’s impulse reactions are of any less value than any other response, more that statements declaring whether you like or dislike something does not directly translate onto opposing ends of a scale of critical observation.
      In the 3rd response to this image, the poster states “…I love how she combined the black dress with white heels…” – albeit within a wholly positive reply it is one that does give some indication of reasoning behind the observation, which I would argue equates to a more critical response than “Cute bangs, cute dress – godawful shoes”.
      -
      For my own two cents on why I like Scott’s work (without reference to any specific photo or outfit)… Firstly I recognise that he isn’t the first and in this day and age of the photographic image (being at its most disposable and accessible) by no means the only street fashion photographer. So what is it that makes his work special?… for me?
      Any photographic image is firstly defined by the discernment of the eye and creative decisions of the photographer, but within the saturation of street style photography that we have readily before us, Scott’s images somehow seem to present the subjects/individuals on what you feel might be their own terms… Or perhaps in a way where the individual and the moment are intrinsic to each other. Even when the subject is aware of the camera, there is something momentary (or essential of the moment) to these images – I feel it is this that differentiates Scott’s work from those which are simply looking to document ‘a style’ or ‘a look’.
      It is about a perspective of fashion which somehow possesses both a greater level of intimacy and yet operates on a wider or broader social and cultural scale.
      Bill Cunningham is often seen as a reference point or grand precursor to the Sartorialist; however as much of an understandably recognised father of street fashion photography and as interesting as Cunningham’s photographs may be beyond documents of style, he has stated that he doesn’t see the people he photographs – “All I am interested in is the clothes”. On the flip-side I think what makes Scott’s images so interesting is a sense of the inseparable nature of the clothes, the wearer and the moment in which the image is taken. So as much as I see a path from Cunningham I see one from Cartier-Bresson, Sander and Leipzig.
      Given the proliferation of disposable images and disposable fashion we are regularly exposed to, in conjunction with our ease of accessibility to information – I feel the importance of the presence of the Sartorialist to be particularly great at this moment in time.

      Anyway! it wasn’t my intention for this to become an essay, (although I do have a tendency to ramble!) so I’ll cut myself dry now. I’d like to end on this though – all great images are made of their own time, for their own time, but will resonate beyond their moment of inception through the perpetual experiences of future audiences.

  9. Diana M.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Black and white works so well here. Another example and inspiration for the black and white outfit http://bit.ly/K23GWQ

  10. Simbarashe

    July 20, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Hmm.
    The shoes are suspicious.
    http://lordashbury.com

  11. Reptilia

    July 20, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Love her dress!! Her back looks so sexy!

    http://www.justreptilia.com
    xx

  12. Peter

    July 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Omg I love her style. The open back, the shoes, the smile. In awe.

    x Peter @ http://low–couture.blogspot.com

  13. Serdane

    July 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Nice picture. I’m not a big fan of putting white shoes on a all black outfits, I prefer total black style but why not.

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  14. MrEssentialist

    July 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Black & White, great fringe and a vibrant smile (her best accessory).
    http://www.MrEssentialist.com

  15. comme fraiche

    July 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

    the man in the background caught my eye, is that a skirt he’s wearing?

  16. sara

    July 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I think that the length of the dress is perfect.
    Amazing picture.
    With love.

    http://degustibus-ara.blogspot.it/

  17. Olaf

    July 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Amazing pic!
    Love the expression: she looks so conscious of her beauty.

  18. Hannah

    July 20, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Love the backless LBD with those white wedges. Very cool!
    -Hannah
    http://www.hannahsfashionblog.com/

  19. Muna

    July 20, 2012 at 9:36 am

    There is nothing to do: French women are always one step ahead of all in style! StunningGreat shot! Love everything: Love the color mix – black&white – love the dress line and the cut out, love the shoes, well-aimed! And even the hair cut is adorable and fits perfectly with her look!

  20. andreea

    July 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

    gareth pugh shoes, right?

  21. a

    July 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    or is it rick owens?

  22. Amanda

    July 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Sexy back!

  23. abigail

    July 20, 2012 at 9:46 am

    dead sexy. love the black and white.

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

  24. VotreAmie

    July 20, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I love her smile – So fresh and genuine!

    x
    http://www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

  25. Weitwinkel Photography

    July 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

    First impression: Wow, nice dress
    Second impression: Wow, great shoes

    http://www.weitwinkel.com

  26. jolie

    July 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

    adoro gli abiti con la schiena scoperta ;)

    jolie;)

  27. Miss L

    July 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

    These shoes look amazing!

  28. White Perla

    July 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Wow she’s really amazing, Love the picture:)
    X

    Whiteperla
    http://www.whiteperla.blogspot.com

  29. STYLE CROISSANT

    July 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I really love her white heels and the dress is amazing with a low back :)

  30. LIZPR

    July 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Very striking…. the bare back, the black top, the white shoes. I’d like to check out the skirt the guy is wearing.

    http://www.lizpr.com

  31. Alex

    July 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

    What a nice back…

  32. Laura

    July 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful photo, nice smile!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  33. mariposa

    July 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

    super!!! I love paris & the people!!
    Great pic
    xoxo from germany
    http://mariposa-world.blogspot.de

  34. Winston

    July 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

    This photograph is so nice that I can’t capture it. I just enjoy looking at it. To make an artist such as myself NOT want to capture it through pencil and pour it on paper is something I can’t explain because I love drawing the human form. I simply love your frozen moments in time. It’s just a crazy photograph, wOw! I say crazy for lack of a better term because to go in depth would be too much.

  35. TEST/model magazine

    July 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Baby got back!!

    victor john penner

  36. Monsieur Marcel

    July 20, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Such a positive picture…
    I just want to hug them.

  37. Claudia

    July 20, 2012 at 10:13 am

  38. Boutine

    July 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Love everything about this – her outfit, her haircut, her smile…

    http://www.boutine.com

  39. Petite Caja

    July 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I really like the deep and rounded back on that dress, so nice.

  40. Martha

    July 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Black and white backless look done right.

    XOXO

    http://www.princessmartha.com

  41. Sylvia

    July 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    So awesome to actually see those Rick Owens’ in action!!!!! SO COOL!

  42. Lauren@Styleseer

    July 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Gorgeous and sexy look! I love the backless dress paired with the white wedges, and her bangs are tres chic.

    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  43. Margarida Reis

    July 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

    what a beautiful eyes.

    xoxo,

    http://www.trendsection.blogspot.com

  44. Rhoda Wong

    July 20, 2012 at 10:43 am

    i love her dress! classy but still super chic!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  45. Sophia

    July 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Love everything about this!

  46. jenaly

    July 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

    looks amazing

  47. Gaby Lang

    July 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I just love her haicut! Makes me want to grow bangs.

    Gaby Lang,
    http://gabylang.blogspot.ca/

  48. Anonymous

    July 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

    When you have a spotless back like that, of course you show it off. I like this outfit, it takes guts to wear something like this. Ditto the guy’s.

  49. ETC...

    July 20, 2012 at 10:56 am

    The back is amazing! Love her smile…

    ETC…

    http://www.eatontradingcompany.com

  50. M.N

    July 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

  51. M.N

    July 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Wow what a beautiful outfit!!!

  52. Mira

    July 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Beautiful and stunning dress. Love the back of the dress.
    In my opinion the shoes are fab :D
    xo

    glamDevils

  53. nyrha

    July 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

    She looks amazing! Beautisul dress and shoes

    http://www.maddenim.blogspot.fi/

  54. Eva

    July 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

    She looks absolutely awesome. The dress is simple with an incredible back and those heels are extremely cool!

    http://Www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  55. Martha

    July 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

    love this looks as it is very modern and chic with those white shoes and the sexy black dress! http://madrilicious.com

  56. monkeyshines

    July 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

    beautiful!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines

  57. Ahmad

    July 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Really Daring dress, but she definitely has the back for it. Love her shoes and fringe
    http://anarkalilovesme.blogspot.ca/

  58. Violeta Janji

    July 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Amazing!!

  59. SURFACE SCAN

    July 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Such a happy girl with such rough shoes…

  60. pretartporter

    July 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

  61. Mary

    July 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Hehe… You don’t grow bangs…you cut!

  62. Natalie

    July 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

  63. Diane

    July 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Love the dress and I’m a definite fan of bangs. They are so fresh ! But the colors in the photo,( of course the black / white combo ), but its really the green trees that bring the whole thing to life.

  64. Beatrice

    July 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Great pic! Love the dress so much! So Parisiene!

    http://www.thefashioncuisine.com

  65. Maike

    July 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

    beautiful back and a wonderful smile – what else do you need?!
    Great pic!

  66. Michelle Lee

    July 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

  67. Kat

    July 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The green in the background is great being that she’s wearing black!!

  68. Sevan

    July 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    More than the girl in the foreground, I’m interested by the man wearing a skirt. That’s very “avant-garde” to me and I love it when it’s well done like in this case.
    I love the color saturation and the depth of the background.
    Scott, everyday I’m expecting something more amazing and you never fail !

  69. THE STEL STYLE

    July 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    love this dress

    ttp://thestelstyle.com/

  70. Danielle Kamens

    July 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Love the outfit, but intrigued by what the front looks like.

  71. ligia

    July 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    mmmm the truth……

    http://elcoffre.blogspot.com/

  72. Natalya

    July 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  73. miss luxurylavishlife

    July 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    beautiful dress, amazing shoes

  74. Little Red Book

    July 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Literally, sexy back. So understated and simply beautiful.

  75. Steffi

    July 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    simple, clean and cool. great picture

  76. SebastianMx

    July 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    It’s shocking!!! so Cool

    http://www.mytigermx.blogspot.mx

  77. Jenny

    July 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    The wedges with the ankle strap remind me of Gareth Pugh! Love, love, LOVE the scoop back detail on the dress.

  78. Katjusha

    July 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Very nonchalant! Love this one!

  79. Erika

    July 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Am I the only person who thinks the length of the dress, and the height of the boot are a bad combo? It shortens her legs.

  80. Stills

    July 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Beautiful outfit! Love her shoes!

    http://www.stills.rs

  81. The Minx

    July 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Love the proportions of this, she looks so beautiful and interesting. the mood of the shot is fantastic as well.

  82. Sophie Mhabille

    July 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Love her naked back

  83. Eric

    July 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Wow, her shoes are incredible!

    http://simplyaweso.me

  84. Linden

    July 20, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Love the dress, love the shoes. Together, however … do not love.

    • Jurgen

      July 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      My sentiments exactly

  85. MaricruzLA

    July 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    She looks absolutely stunning!

    http://www.lam-style.blogspot.com

  86. Michael

    July 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    With her looks and her smile, she could be wearing a potato sack and make it look great!

  87. jdit

    July 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Let’s just say’if’,
    …she would always have my most immediate attention.

  88. Helen

    July 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I think she will look more better if she changes a short dress with another sexy high heels. She looks very beautiful.
    http://www.thebeautyandbrains.com

  89. lou'Ana

    July 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I found backless dress so attractive !

    http://louana-carron.blogspot.fr

  90. SM

    July 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    would like to see the front as well.
    http://untrucoudeux.wordpress.com/

  91. SM

    July 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm

  92. Jurgen

    July 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hmm, evening garb in the park? I like the white shoes, but not with that dress…

  93. Haus of Dinma

    July 21, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Like Kanye West said: That’s that sh#t I don’t like. I agree, why do people fawn over everything. It’s always the same people with their web links inserted in their comments. Call a spade a spade. If the Emperor has no clothes, ignore it or tell him he has no clothed. Don’t fawn and tell him how magnificent it is.

  94. parfums

    July 21, 2012 at 1:19 am

    So pretty, beautiful dress and lovely pic.
    Parfum pas cher

  95. parfum pas cher

    July 21, 2012 at 1:19 am

    love this dress. amazing style

  96. Chloe

    July 21, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Oh no this is bad! This photo is tempting me to cut my Fringe again!

  97. une chatte grise

    July 21, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I want to see more of the guy behind her!

    • Frank B

      July 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Completely agree. He is rocking a Rick Owens mens skirt and looks like one of the few guys who can actually pull this off! Ah, Sartorialist, do you have a second picture?

  98. StreetLounge

    July 21, 2012 at 3:31 am

    There is something very positive about her smile, all the rest doesn’t matter ;)

  99. B.

    July 21, 2012 at 4:32 am

    She looks so friendly
    Love the open back of the dress

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net
    new outfit post

  100. Tracey

    July 21, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Such a lovely photo ,she looks so happy and pretty…..( save those shoes for trousers though)

  101. Maya

    July 21, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Wow, did anyone else notice the guy at the back!! beautifully dressed!!!! <3

  102. polliepop

    July 21, 2012 at 6:52 am

  103. Sharron

    July 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

    What is appealing is all the opposites in the comp; open back dress, closed back heel to ankle, black vs. white, 3/4th of her back and 3/4th front view of her face, the perfect perpendicular of the two figures, the light valued smooth ground vs. the dark textured top half of the background.

    I like the vague “S” shape of her pose as well. It creates a nice subtle tension. I almost feel like she is slightly off balance and at risk of falling.

  104. male escort job

    July 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful and sexy girl. I like her smile and specially nose because it looks animated.

  105. Maria

    July 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Great photo! Love that dress.

  106. Chahrazad

    July 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Love how ordinairy and simple at the same time her shoes are. And she is smiling soo cute!

    x
    http://www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

  107. mari

    July 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

    wowowow!!

    SUPER COOOL!!!!

  108. koolphoto

    July 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Amazing shoes…
    http://www.fotoestudio.es

  109. berenger

    July 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

    She is so beautiful, what a shame she is wearing those awful shoes.

  110. Jeanne Melanson

    July 22, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I love Paris!

  111. Diva In Me

    July 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Whoa! That’s a really cool pair of shoes!!

  112. Hilda

    July 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I love her dress

  113. Martine

    July 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    The black and white is very clean, and the outfit makes her look so very long and slender!

  114. Liz

    July 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    That’s style. It just works. Rather severe dress and shoes with minimal hair and makeup. Deceptively simple and very cool.

    http://www.venusinfringe.com

  115. Lindsey

    July 22, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Love the shoes and the dress has a nice cut in back!
    http://www.shopopal.com

  116. Carmen

    July 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Beautyful smile!

  117. Susie

    July 23, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Those shoes!
    And her expression is so friendly – love it.

    Sea and Swank

  118. M,

    July 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I don’t agree that taste is merely subjective. If there is no objective good taste or bad taste then surely there is no taste at all. “Good” and “bad” are real values, not just what we as individuals decide they are.

    I don’t like these shoes at all although I can see how they are contributing to a certain interesting look. A wedge is questionable unless it is an espadrille, but the wedge combined with the unflattering wide ankle wrap is worse, and that strap is on all sorts of summer sandals. I am waiting patiently for it to go out of style.

  119. larry

    July 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

    The most compelling element of her outfit is her smile……and I love the outfit……confirmation that beautiful women can be found anywhere in the world….. all shapes, sizes,colors……………that works for me.
    Good look SS

  120. Arisha

    July 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Simply stunning !

    http://www.caviardujour.com

  121. catherine

    July 23, 2012 at 11:01 am

    absolutely in love with the back of this dress. curious as to what the front looked like.

  122. Kacie // A Collection of Passions

    July 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    What an incredible look! She’s quite brave to rock the backless dress in the middle of the day. Very cool.

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

  123. Gian

    July 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Big Wow!!

    great pic as usual!!

    take care
    Gian
    Consultant Style Advisor
    http://gntstyle.wordpress.com/

  124. phoebe

    July 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Is tacky an offensive word??

  125. Confashionista

    July 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    she looks like she is loving to have you taking her picture. but… wouldn’t we all? ;)

  126. joy

    July 24, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Amazing back and lovely smile!

  127. kkathleen

    July 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful fashion, lovely photo. More like this please! Not men in pajamas and their mama’s cardigans.

  128. FashionCherry

    July 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    The open back on this dress is to die for.
    Stunning.

    http://fashioncherry.co/jessica-stam-for-hms-summer-stylebook/

    x

  129. Lucinda

    July 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

    One thing caught my eye in particular – her skin is unmarked- no ink at all .

    • Patrick

      July 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

      amazing that it is a surprise…..

  130. Patrick

    July 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

    This probably won’t be popular…but….I love women in summer dresses that show their arms and their backs….and I am glad to see one that is not littered with tattoos. I know those are an individual choice and each person has the right to express themselves in any way they want. For many, I assume, a tattoo has an esoteric meaning. That’s fine. For me, most of them don’t look good.

  131. Moon and I

    July 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

    i like the way she smiles to the camera and i dont thing her heels is too pretty and stylish but i like the total black dress !Anyway nice pic!@

  132. JM

    July 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Wow – I find it striking that people get so offended at my saying that I don’t like someone’s shoes. It fortifies my point about context. The content here has been curated for us. In a similar way that Robert Parker tells you to taste cherries or licorice in a wine, the Sartorialist has posted pictures that speak to him, asking you to find something intriguing about them. I am not sure that the purpose is for commenters to simply praise what they see, rather to describe what they see and how it affects them. If something strikes someone as visually unpleasant, then they have every right to say so, clearly and plainly. There is no ad hominem attacking here….nor will there ever be, on my part at least.

  133. Rudes

    August 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

    CHICNESS!!

  134. Playafashionista

    August 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I appreciate the minimal sporty look she styled for day, getting mileage out of a dress some would reserve for evening. One of the oldest original purchases in my closet is a now vintage dress which is a doppelganger for this one from the back. I wore that dress frequently but have not worn it in years. I liked many of the black and white Tron inspired looks from a few seasons ago and this feels like a nod to that techie-sporty aesthetic.

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