Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It Pays To Have A Past


So I see these two beautiful, young ladies in these great trenchcoats and I have to shoot them. When I ask, understandably, they are a bit hesitant. I try ,feebly, to explain my blog before they turn and go, I mention the press, the mood, my background but none of it is working. Finally I turn to their friend ,superstar stylist Phillip Bloch, and mentioned that we had met at my showroom a while back. Surprisingly he remembered and gave the ladies the “he’s ok ” kinda look. I never would have imagined that I would be in a position for Phillip Bloch to stand up for me but I guess it proves that you gotta be nice every day because people do remember.

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  1. Faith

    May 16, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    What a great encounter! :)

    Loving the trenchcoats and their smiles :)

  2. SwanDiamondRose

    May 16, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    because there are 2 of them, they are great.

  3. greeneyes

    May 16, 2006 at 7:30 pm

    I love the trench coats with the boots. Very New York in the 1970s, a la Woody Allen. I feel great nostalgia for that time, even though I was only a child.
    I love your site. Thanks for the great photos.

  4. Anonymous

    May 16, 2006 at 8:26 pm

    I would do anything to be photographed for your website! What a compliment to be approached by you!
    As cute as those girls are, they should know who YOU are, too!
    As for being nice, it always pays and Phillip B. has never looked more stunning!

  5. Julia

    May 16, 2006 at 9:34 pm

    They are absolutely gorgeous – my problem with trenchcoats is they often don’t fit well, but these two fit beautifully. I love the boots, the smiles, the hair, the sunglasses – wonderful.

  6. argos

    May 16, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing this little story. It sheds some light on what it must be like to approach people on the street with a camera.

    In spite of their initial hesitancy, these two women look pleased and very warm. I love everything about them, especially their smiles, and their boots, the hair, their glasses, the bags, and the coats. Did I say smiles? and hair? Boots?

    And by the way, I’ve never thanked you for sharing your passion, your work, your insights, your eye. This is original authentic blogging at its finest.

    Thanks so much for bringing a bit of joy to my each and every day.

  7. poobah

    May 16, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    I am curious – I know you have to get permission to put somebody’s picture on the internet. I know a lot of people on the street in a big city might figure the camera gimmick is just a come-on. Others don’t want to be bothered. How do you do it? Do you shoot first and ask questions later or ask first and risk loosing a degree of spontaneity?

  8. fashmoda

    May 17, 2006 at 3:17 am

    Nice story. Indeed, it always pays back to have a nice past.

    The style of the two women is okay, not more. I miss a detail that cross the border of a usual look.

  9. jojo

    May 17, 2006 at 3:50 am

    I agree with greeneyes. I love the 70′s Woody Allen/ Keaton look. And these women have it.

  10. Verbal Kint

    May 17, 2006 at 3:57 am

    “you gotta be nice every day because people do remember”

    true indeed…

  11. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 7:33 am

    i like the pic of Phillip Bloch better, he looks like a swoonsome movie star of Cary Grant era.

  12. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 8:39 am

    gorgeous women! and love the coats. maybe you should get wee Satorialist business cards made up with the URL on them so you can hand ‘em over to all these unsuspecting well-heeled strangers…

  13. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 9:32 am

    This is the most handsome I’ve ever seen Phillip–in person or otherwise. Good shot!!

  14. amelie

    May 17, 2006 at 10:21 am

    Thank you for sharing all of this with us every day…
    You seem to be a great person :-)

  15. idonothingallday

    May 17, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    they certainly needed those trenchcoats the past few days.

    the stylist guy sort of looks like the Patrick Healy character (Matt Dillon) from Something about Mary movie.

  16. andrea

    May 17, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    I want to visit NY so bad. Looking at your site makes me want to live there more. Very inspiring.

  17. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    The business card idea sounds like a good one. And Phillip B: teh hotness!

  18. Meredith

    May 17, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Wow, Philip looks surprisingly – and wonderfully – low-key and casual. I love that look.

  19. LBellatrix

    May 17, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    How cool is that? (the story, the pics)

    I too worry that someone might knock you down one of these days for asking to take their picture. What’s your ratio (requests vs actual pictures taken and published)?

  20. dutronc

    May 17, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    The girls look good but I agree that shot of Phillip is fantastic. He looks so relaxed, suave, and charming (and I don’t usually think he looks that good).

  21. a.

    May 18, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    phillip bloch does look good, but i wish he would get rid of that pencil moustache!

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