Grill or broil thick slices of country bread. Rub their surfacs with halved garlc cloves and brush with the best olive oil you can afford. Combine cored and diced tomatoes–four medium sized for about eight slices of bread–with slivered fresh basil leaves, say about one-half cup for the above quantities. Salt and pepper to taste and–enjoy!
The light make up is exquisite, complimenting the bone structure perfectly. The wide shoulders are classicaly chic. The paring of the black skirt with the lacy peasant blouse is simply tour de force. Everything is so uncontrived yet beautiful – I do have to wonder if the look is as unstudied as it appears to be. Regardless, she pulls off everything wonderfully. The accompanying still lives are surprising, but I think Scott has offered an appropriate contextualization here.
Her body is absolutely amazing. A pair of white top and black pencil skirt always has a too office look. Now, she makes it so casual. At the same time, it is so sophisticated and perfectly beautiful on her body. Again, her bone structures are gifted. Love it! Love it!
Beside the incontestable joy that wonders of nature bring to cityscapes, the women looks totally II world war to me. The hair, the posture, the look on her face have vintage qualities. Unusual convention of retro images. More curly short hair and vines with fruits in the cities, I say!
O my gosh, that isnt a “peasant blouse” but a camisole. Camisoles are often made of a stretchy spandexy knit nowadays, but this one looks like woven cotton. It relies on piecing and probably tucks, among other things, to conform to the curves of the body.
It is very feminine, and while traditionally an undergarment, is pretty to wear as a top and especially with the narrow black skirt.
Actually, with the narrow skirt the camisole is a lovely surprise. A wide skirt wouldn’t be as elegant. Actually, a wide skirt would scream “wench” don’t you think?
My Celtic heart doth skip a beat… And she’s got Galway Bay hair (red…) Sigh…. Scott you’ve done it again. Frankly, it’s her entire persona that knocks me sideways… when I look at her I feel like sprinting down the street to find flowers to give her… along with a verse of ‘Danny Boy’… Ach well… Sigh again….
I love the entire sequence! I don’t want to stand on a soapbox and go on about posture . . . but isn’t hers lovely? I think that has something to do with madame k comparing Natural Beauty to the young Katherine Hepburn. The photo wouldn’t be quite the same with a modern slouch.
Attractive, yes, classic, yes, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, no. Let’s not make more of her than she is, she looks a bit like Molly Ringwald (I think that was her name), she is attractive, nicely put together, nothing extraordinary, but yes, lovely just the same.
yikes! well, i guess i won’t be sending the DH alone to the market on saturday mornings from now on. that woman could show up in anything and look fantastic. i’ll take some of whatever it is SHE’S buying por favor.
damn. this woman is one of the most amazing you’ve photographed so far. she just doesn’t look of this time, at all – like so many of the other summery women who’ve shown up here as of late. but at the same time, she doesn’t look like she’s trying to pull off a contrived vintage look either. it’s just timeless. (and of course it doesn’t hurt that she is drop-dead gorgeous.)
Hello Kathleen – I thin you misunderstand me. I have simple, elegant preferences and this lady ticked my boxes in a nice way. Like I say, it was her whole persona. As far as ‘Galway Bay’ hair goes… I heard it once in Ireland during one of my visits. Never forgot it. An old man passed it on. I like to think he associated it with someone beautiful and memorable he met when he was young at that location. Which, I recollect myself, is a mightily romantic spot on summer nights…
I love the pics that you take and I love the NY street fashion you showcase even more! I wish the Bay Area had more fashion-forward people to snap pics of…it seems like they are just swarming all over NY! Maybe I’m jus not looking hard enough…