Yesterday I ran into Celia on her way uptown. If you remember, I shot her in an equally fantastic look in 2008.


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  1. Reptilia

    September 7, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Woww that’s fantastic! She is so stylish than four years ago!!
    I love her red dress!!


    • axeaboutme

      September 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      blackberry 8700 from the 2008 photo… sign of the times. however, her hair and body is rocking.

      • Nathan

        September 12, 2012 at 9:15 am

        I swear that 2008 Blackberry only makes her look more amazing…

    • SM

      September 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      Yes and her hair is amazing!

    • Martine

      September 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      And we will never see her face! Which is actually wonderful in a way.

  2. Street Tailors

    September 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Great catch!

    You don’t always ask people to make their picture?

  3. roula

    September 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

  4. Anvita

    September 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I love the way her hair’s blowing into her face in the second photograph.

  5. Alice Olive

    September 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Love that you’ve again captured her so that’s she’s fabulous, but anonymous.

  6. reid.damnit

    September 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

    awesome – love her hair!

  7. The Guilty Hyena

    September 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Celia looks to be in a hurry again :) the hustle and bustle of NYC.

    ▲▲ HYENA

  8. Joyce Makitalo

    September 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

    When will your book arrive in Asia (MLA)? In my world, there’s only one blogger. It’s my dream to meet you!

  9. Clara

    September 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Something beautyful. nothing else to say.

  10. mariposa fashion blog

    September 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Amazing!!!! we love fashion!

  11. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Blog

    September 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Wow, this is like a cool “déjà – vu”, right?

  12. Nomadic D

    September 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

  13. Blogandthecities

    September 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I love the 2008 photo! It’s so feminine with the pose and the heels!

  14. Johnny

    September 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    It’s amazing that you ran into her 4 years later, what a coincidence! Or, more scientifically, it’s happens because of the laws of large numbers!

  15. Emily

    September 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Love these action shots! I wonder where she is hurrying to? I also wonder what accessories she is wearing with the polka dot dress? I’m imagining something grand like this:

  16. Flavia

    September 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

    This is one of your most iconic shots, in my opinion! I bought that AA dress but…. I’m no Celia!!! Ha ha!

  17. Darrell

    September 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

    The years are kind to those who are kind to life.

    • Starr

      September 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Wonderful comment! I feel that being healthy in mind, body and spirit is reflected in our outer aspect in both tangible and intangible ways. These shots are fantastic. Very intriguing.

      • Darrell

        September 8, 2012 at 12:29 am

        Why thank you!
        Of course without Scott’s keen eye we would have never gotten to witness these moments in time. Stay kind always. It shows.

  18. sara

    September 7, 2012 at 10:02 am

    oh how i LOVE that her fabulous hair obscures her face in each shot! more to the imagination.

  19. monkeyshines

    September 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

    gorgeous captures!


  20. Nikki

    September 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Ms. Celia is SUPER sexy! Great shot.

  21. Sevan

    September 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

    It takes a beautiful, healthy body and lots of confidence to wear these “clinging” dresses. The contrast between those very fitted dresses and the loose, free hair is extraordinary !
    When are we going to see Celia”s face ?

  22. Damie

    September 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

    You’ve made her a “mystery”. I really want to see her face. Her face please?

  23. Pokupky

    September 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

    She looks great – then and now.Dont know which is better – dot or red dress!

  24. Andreea

    September 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Love her hair and not only. She looks fantastic!

  25. WhiteCloset

    September 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Bold hair style :-)
    Nice photos :)

  26. Laura

    September 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Fantastic photo, look and hair!

  27. style-xyz

    September 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

    wow! this is amazing!

  28. Kacie

    September 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I ADORE this shot of her fixing her shoe. It’s perfect. She is incredibly sexy and gorgeous. Love it.


  29. Talitah

    September 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

    So beautiful and I Love the look!


  30. Kimberly

    September 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I LOVE the green shoes with the polka dot dress and that I don’t see her face. perfect!

  31. Serdane

    September 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

  32. quigley

    September 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Will we ever be able to see what she looks like? ;)

  33. [email protected]

    September 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I will second that hair emotion. Great long hair is hugely attractive…and I’ve always loved black women who have the head of naturally springy hair. It’s hard to keep that kind of hair through life as some follicles go dormant, but whatever a woman can do to keep a full head of hair throughout will be an asset to her personal and professional life.

  34. Maria

    September 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

    She looks great in spite of your claim that you shot her. :)

    She looks stunning in dresses from the back and from the side as well.

  35. Ula

    September 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Absolutely amazing woman and photoshot! Beautiful!

  36. lookbooktime

    September 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Love her sandals. What energy!

  37. Patricia

    September 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Scott, the photo in the red dress is my all time favourite picture of yours. It was actually the reason why I bought your first book. I remember it so well. She is stunning and somehow you manage to capture her energy and spirit, I am imagining what kind of person she is even though I do not know her at all, neither have I seen her face. That is so great!

  38. Ururu Kaigo

    September 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Love her shoes on 2008 pic.

  39. jshot

    September 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

    she has a GREAT body

  40. Megan

    September 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Legendary beauty.

  41. Pi

    September 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Love that mad hair! (And that red dress!)


    September 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Fantastic capture with the red dress & the hair is the kicker!!!

  43. puje lk

    September 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

  44. catherine

    September 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

    oh la la !!!!

  45. Anna Louisa

    September 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

    that original red dress photo is so so perfect!

  46. Lindenza

    September 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Woow! She looks wonderful in her red dress :)

  47. WWBD

    September 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Her hair is awesome!
    I love the dress in the 2nd picture!
    PS: Did she let you take the pictures?

  48. vasilieva

    September 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    especially love that first shot. perfection.

  49. kauany

    September 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Me encanta su pelo y su estilo.

  50. carol

    September 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    i love that she’s rockin’ a Blackberry!

  51. Stills

    September 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Love that red dress!

  52. hadley

    September 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I love the beautiful, wild hair paired with the clothes’ simple and controlled presentation.

    And those green heels are GORGEOUS!

  53. Irene's Closet

    September 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    OMG she is amazing!!!


  54. Ana G

    September 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I love the cab picture, the composition is awesome and yes, polka dots are alive.

  55. me

    September 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I love how you capture her in motion. You cannot see her face and yet she is stunning.. Fantastic shots

  56. abigail

    September 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    her gorgeous backside hasn’t aged a day. great shot!


  57. K Fries

    September 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    The red dress pic is one of the sexiest slam-dunk shots I have seen in awhile!

  58. Rachelle

    September 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Oh I love that original shot, happy you found her again. She is gorgeous.

  59. Michael

    September 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Wow!!! She is smokin hot in that red dress….like stop traffic hot.

  60. Diane

    September 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Good Lord ! That hair, that body, that dress, those shoes. She’s got it all going on….. and of course she’s in NYC.

  61. Madara

    September 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    She has super cool hair! And dresses are chic and sexy in the same time!

  62. duckalicious

    September 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    that hair!!!

  63. CBC

    September 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    sexy body in red dress…….

  64. Gian Luca Marino

    September 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    the lady has it all figured out, all that he likes men: a beautiful red dress and high heels … everything else is boring



    September 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    i like her style!!!

  66. Ali MacKin

    September 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Yes I agree with the other comments. I love how we know her but we don’t. She looks great, both dresses deliver and of course she does them justice!

  67. Sophie Mhabille

    September 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    What a body !!!

  68. Eva

    September 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Her hair is seriously amazing!!!

  69. Víctor

    September 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Fantastic silhouette!

  70. princessglee

    September 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    In my dreams I imagine myself being captured like this by the sartorialist. Hey, it could happen…

  71. carol

    September 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    mysterious girl! I love you for this: stories, people – taht makes style!

  72. Rodney

    September 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Very beautiful shots.

  73. ED

    September 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I wish our beautiful young ladies would look up from their phones and see all the other beauty out in the world. Ironic that Scott, with his camera, always seeks to take in the kaleidoscope, but so many of his subjects are absorbed in a tiny screen in their hands. Toss your phones, my ladies, and enjoy the world as you find it!

  74. LIZPR

    September 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I love the overt sexuality somewhat veiled by both the angle of your lens and her glorious hair.

    PS: I start the sit-ups NOW.

  75. Jennifer

    September 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Wow she looks amazing!

    xo Jennifer

  76. gusuchan

    September 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    she is amazingly beautiful. love her style, and her attitude

  77. shannon

    September 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    This pic is brilliant!

  78. Carmen

    September 8, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Amazing photos. This girl has an essence.


  79. Mellalicious

    September 8, 2012 at 12:47 am

    These images certainly make the case for ladylike heels don’t they? Her lovely calves help, of course!

  80. Glistery

    September 8, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Not denying she looks H.O.T. However, does an amazing body and great hair equate to style?!

  81. Alessandra

    September 8, 2012 at 7:14 am

  82. Olijve

    September 8, 2012 at 7:29 am

    She’s amazing, dress, hair and shoes! Pretty Pic, also! Love

  83. Eddie

    September 8, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I have to say it …

    What a Body !!

  84. Becky Bedbug

    September 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I love the retainment of anonymity. It makes both of these shots so interesting and mysterious!


  85. reveresvermeer

    September 8, 2012 at 11:16 am

    But really, with a body like that, she could make a paper bag look great. The red dress is great but she doesn’t need it to be fantastic!!!

  86. KEN

    September 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm


  87. Dora

    September 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Fantastic figure, I dont know many women who can wear a red dress like that and look so stunning

  88. Phil

    September 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Some women’s bodies make clothes look good.
    Some clothes make women’s bodies look good.
    Sometimes magic happens and the clothes and the body blend flawlessly.

    She’s simply delicious.


    September 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm


  90. Daisy Nguyen

    September 9, 2012 at 12:54 am

    OH – she’s so FAB! LOVE it!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  91. Colsie Conradie

    September 9, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Just love her style and hair :)

  92. Aisha

    September 9, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Wow, her body is out of his world!

  93. Tammara Shelley

    September 10, 2012 at 1:26 am

    And she really looks stylish; her hair, the dress in 2nd photo is just great. I dislike the anonymous context though. Why can’t we see her face?

  94. Bobbie Hurst

    September 10, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I was hoping to see her face, but anyway; nice shot. I love the red dress.

  95. Jokey

    September 10, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Выглядит она просто супер! Восхищена!)

  96. Ty Walter

    September 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Wow! I wonder what happened after four years to such a great change; she looks so beautiful and elegant in that red dress; really fits her and protrudes the hips so sexily! I love the dress, it is my taste!

  97. Elise

    September 10, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Love the pictures!

  98. Claire

    September 10, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Them’s running calves!

  99. Paul

    September 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    HA! she was a highlight for me back in 2008. So much so that I had the shot printed and put on my “Bevy of Beauties” bulletin board (an actual bulletin board in my office.) Glad to see great taste stands the test of time.

  100. Joy

    September 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I spotted Celia…

    Celia L. Smith is a fashion Editor at Esence Magazine. She is in the middle of the attached photo. Gorgeous indeed!


  101. ar

    September 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The red dress photo is a classic. Worthy of Bresson for capturing a moment.

  102. Samyra

    September 11, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I remember her!
    The woman in red! And the beautiful hair and amazing body are still the same!

  103. MamasBoy

    September 17, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Timeless, in a way. Love it.

  104. johnny neill

    September 17, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I love second picture. It is like a colorized Robert Longo masterpiece, making that leap to “better than real life.”

  105. bordge

    September 21, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Your memory amazes me more than the photo

  106. madzarella

    September 23, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I’ve always loved this 2008 photo, it’s my inspiration to get in shape. I mean, that red dress is just amazing.

  107. Max B

    September 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    She really wears that dress.

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