Monday, July 19, 2010

Jazz-Age Dance Party p.2, Governors Island, New York


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  1. eva-christa

    July 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Ohh funky !!! Love it – Sweet colors

    La Bise
    'ECH from pAris

  2. Catherine

    July 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    These pictures are really awesome, especially the second one!

  3. Cheryl O.

    July 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    There is something very cool about the contrast of his attire and the tattoos! :)

    I want to go to this party!

  4. Angeles Almuna Design

    July 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!! the style, the light and the super fun environment with the perfect people are the best of these shots!
    Love it!

  5. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Hope to see more pics of this kind! Love idea of the event

  6. Elaine

    July 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Fantastic photos! They convey the spirit of the party.

  7. The Styleograph

    July 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    amazing pics…u are doing great work

  8. Faith

    July 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Fantastic! Amazing! I love it!

  9. Shelayna

    July 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I wish I was there!!! What fun!

  10. John Wesley

    July 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Bloke in braces understands the principle of SUSPENDING trousers. Bravo!

  11. Alexandra G.

    July 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Love these photos, it looks like it was such an amazing and fun event! And, of course, the style featured in all these shots is amazing.

  12. Tony Post No Bills | Washington DC

    July 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I love the second photo. That is a perfect example of how gentleman should wear their trousers/pants. Just on the belly button. Also unique seeing the suspender buttons on the outside as opposed to the inside.

  13. Bianca

    July 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    i am so in love with the last one!

  14. agnes szucs

    July 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    So nice, this series!
    It really transports me into another age.
    And very great photos, too. My faves are number two and three.

  15. Style Scanner

    July 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    What a magnificent effort everyone has made. Just wonderful.

  16. Antonio_Libero

    July 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Very old style pics… i like first and second photos….


  17. Dana

    July 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    This type of party seems like a very trendy thing to do of late. Fun photographs:)

  18. -E-

    July 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Aw man, I love it! I can almost hear the music in the background. And the hair on the first guy, really hot, and I'm glad that hair-style is starting to catch on, it's super cool!

  19. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Ouigi of BKC!! I always love his style.

  20. Michele

    July 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I look forward to your pictures from this event every year! By far my favorite posting from you.

  21. asunlitday

    July 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    these make me smile (:


    July 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Loving all the action and dancing shots!

  23. ITSOLA

    July 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Their style is so inspiring! I wish more men dressed like that these days!

  24. S. Kahlon

    July 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I love all of these shots. Especially the bw. So good.

  25. konshonchloe

    July 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    i love the jazzzzzz, coooll

  26. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    one can feel the music!

  27. Jeff H.

    July 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Ouigi is a man of splendid style.

  28. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    have yet to see a cigarette that "kills" the look.

  29. Zach

    July 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Picture #2….simply beautiful…More people of African descent please.

  30. Inspired Shares

    July 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Looks amazing! Great colors and the clothes…ahhh…just lovely!

  31. kelli

    July 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Fantastic images, beautiful!

  32. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    i really love the 2nd one.
    your images from governors island are always stunning
    I'd love to see more!

  33. john benjamin pritchett

    July 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Great photos! The plaid jacket in the top photo is awesome!

  34. lavidaesuncarnaval

    July 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    LOVE the man's ring in the second photo.

  35. Raymond

    July 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    That may be my favorite picture of Mr. Arenella ever!

  36. Doremy Diatta

    July 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    scott, these posts from the jazz parties are always great. what are these parties exactly? who goes? looks like total fun.

    ps. the third photo is a total replica of how my design professor dresses every day, minus suspenders :) makes for a great atmosphere around the studio as you can imagine


  37. fashion twits

    July 19, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    This is so chic! I love the mans blazer in the first picture. Keep up the good work!

  38. Tango K

    July 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Every year, these are some of my favorite! This looks like a party I want to go to, where's my flapper dress?

  39. john b

    July 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    These pictures surely make me wish I was born in a previous age. The guy in the last picture (bartender from a previous post) makes style look easy…

  40. robin

    July 19, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    What beautiful pictures! I feel like I am right there dancing!

  41. Kyle

    July 19, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I love the Jazz Age Styling, to me it evokes the same 'cool' that the music of the era had.

    I love the emotion in the first two!

  42. thwany

    July 20, 2010 at 12:39 am

    so timeless

  43. stephanie_press

    July 20, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Love the 2nd one so much!!!

  44. anthony

    July 20, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Stylish all. Suspenders are fabulous.

  45. Amaluk

    July 20, 2010 at 1:06 am

    I'm entering my 7th year of dance and I wanna do a jazz solo,and my dance teacher let's me pick my song I wanna dance to.I wanna dance to "Party In the USA" by Miley Cyrus.If I can't dance to that then what is a good upbeat song to dance to? Thanks :)
    Chardham tour operators

  46. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I love all the browns in the last photo; it's practically sepia-toned, apart from that blue and purple splash. The color scheme really echoes the vintage-ness.

    bravo bravo

  47. silkypuff

    July 20, 2010 at 1:48 am

    oooo how beauty :) love them !! ;D

  48. TaxiShoes

    July 20, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Fantastic, esp the first man and guy in sailor t-shirt!

  49. Dunia

    July 20, 2010 at 2:37 am

    These pictures make me very happy. The reason being that the first two pictures remind me of a few of my friends :]

  50. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Oh my, the 2nd man, looks like a black brad pitt! awesome event!

  51. Manisha S.

    July 20, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Both this post and the previous one are a real treat – Keep them coming!

  52. tanïa

    July 20, 2010 at 3:40 am

    You're a tremendous photographer! And these people are f***ing awesome!! great style!

  53. Déborah

    July 20, 2010 at 3:57 am

    this looks amazingly fun!

    like traveling back in time to a really great moment of music & style.

  54. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Thanks for these pics–seeing all sorts of people having fun working their styles and dancing together made me smile!

  55. Melinda.Robicheaux

    July 20, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Many times I was taking photos jazz musician, but I've never photograhed people dancing jazz. It's a great idea to see that jazz culture is still alive. As Louis Amostrong said:“If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.”

  56. Kaila

    July 20, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Absolutely LOVE these pictures!!!

    SO adorable and classy looking! Wish i was there!!

  57. BasicbutChic

    July 20, 2010 at 4:36 am

    It's funny to discover the "Gavroche's french style" with the photo number 3 (and always the magical black and white shoes)

  58. supercalifragilisticespiallidocious

    July 20, 2010 at 4:51 am

    oh my gosh love the ring on the man in the second photo !!! such interesting colors !

  59. Ms K

    July 20, 2010 at 5:10 am

    love those boatman straw hats!!!


  60. magdeline

    July 20, 2010 at 5:12 am

    In the second picture, I love his ring.

  61. cloudo3

    July 20, 2010 at 5:15 am

    i'm in awe.


    July 20, 2010 at 5:30 am

    These pictures are really awesome…especially the second and the last one

  63. Johanna Urban

    July 20, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I love these photos, amazing!! The last on is WOW!!!! Great shot!!! Love it :)

    Johanna, Sweden
    new pictures —>

  64. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I LOOOOVE all of these pictures. The 2nd one is my TOP FAVORITE!!!

  65. Jaiku y Poema

    July 20, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Me encanta el chico de la Tatoos en los brazos!! Un Diez con su estilismo

  66. liv

    July 20, 2010 at 6:20 am

    How fun, the second pic is beautiful!

  67. Gretta

    July 20, 2010 at 6:28 am

    OH these just make me SWOON! The effort that goes into the ensembles is fantastic. I'm now nostalgic for a time when I wasn't even close to being born.

  68. IS THIS IT? models review

    July 20, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Love love love!
    PS btw suspenders rock!!!

  69. DWood51321

    July 20, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Love the plaid jacket on the guy playing trumpet. Fantastic!!!!

  70. Б.Баясгалан

    July 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

    the black man is amazing.

  71. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I love it! Especially the second picture down. Looks like a 20s version of Richie Havens. Wonderful <3

  72. Eren

    July 20, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I love this, wish I was there. I want the hat to come back <3

  73. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    love the guy squatting with the tattoos. there's a true scum of the earth vibe going on here.

  74. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    July 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    God, this looks like a greta place to meet a whole lot of stylish and ineteresting people!

  75. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Trumpet guy is pretty stunning. Looks like Jude Law a bit.

  76. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Amazing stuff, Scott & the lawn party does it again. The guy in pic #2 is flawless, he is always interestingly dressed. He's part of The Brooklyn Circus boutique. Their blog is very inspirational,

    The guy with the tatoos is effortless, very cool.

  77. Megan

    July 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I love these shots a bit more than pt 1. They are showing movement and color both which compliments the jazz look exceedingly more so than the black and white photos which appear more still.

  78. Old Magic Moon

    July 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    You were there last year, weren't you? It seems to be a good place to dance! I love this jazzy spirit, it is so inspiring.

  79. clothREvisited

    July 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    OMG–I am just losing myself in these photos of the Governors Island Dance Party. Splendid!

  80. Simone

    July 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    again, beautiful pictures!

  81. La Petite Anglaise

    July 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I would really like one of those jackets myself… and a couple of the adorable straw hats… oh and an invitation to the Governers Island Dance PLEASE! X

  82. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I like those boater hats and the spectator shoes. The guy with the tattoos is perfect.

  83. Aattlee

    July 20, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    You've just dosed me with a load of nostalgia, even though I wasn't even alive when these looks where n their heyday. As always, you've captured these people and the atmosphere in a truly beautiful way. Thank you, as always. :)

  84. Sara Lua

    July 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I've seen the first photo musician play & sing with his band in NYC, and love them. He's the real deal :)

  85. Álvaro

    July 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    it´s really beautiful, it´s like a movie about these years


  86. Liz S

    July 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    OMG! WOW! I just don't know what to say–I am in love with these people and their looks. Your photos of them just shine. As a collector, seller and lover of vintage clothing this is total perfection of this era. Where do I start with what I love? I shall try and keep it simple…hah!
    Love the first guy's hair,jacket and expression. The 2nd guy's braces are trousers are incredible–not to mention his arm and ring. The 3rd photo is just allover amazing–I want to meet this person. The moustache and tie on the last fellow is beeeutiful!

    I also don't necessarily see these clothes as being unwearable for our lives now–they are stylish, chic and interesting–they flatter the person who knows how to wear them–so nostalgic while they are, they shouldn't only be.

  87. Gina Schiappacasse

    July 21, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Voon looks fantastic (in the b+w). Thanks for capturing his stylish and energetic spirit so beautifully!


  88. kathrynnova

    July 21, 2010 at 4:32 am

    i'm in heaven looking at these photos.

    i wish i could transport myself to live in them

  89. Custom Essay

    July 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Fantastic photos! They convey the spirit of the party.

  90. Malinxe

    July 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

    The gentleman in the second picture is so beautiful! Everything about him is perfect. Great pictures, they really convey the spirit of the party.

  91. Molly

    July 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    You always seem to capture the greatest moments. How do you spot them? And I love the polka-dotted bow tie in the first image.

  92. Zuzolińska

    July 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    they all look like from another age and this is awsome!

  93. tiffany.

    July 21, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    awesome over load!!! *brain explosion*


  94. April

    July 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I love the fashion in these photos! They look very costumy… were the portraying other characters?

  95. Sarah

    July 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    This series is always a highlight. What fun, and the top two photos (the man with the trumpet and the man with the fab beard/hat/biceps..!) are just killer.

  96. orange:)

    July 22, 2010 at 3:40 am

    The man in the first picture looks like Clark Gable from Gone with the Wind!

    The Jazzy feel to these photographs is amazing

  97. Niky Casadei

    July 22, 2010 at 4:14 am

  98. Erkin

    July 22, 2010 at 4:32 am

    I love these styles. Very charming. Make me want to scream Erkin Bekbolotov

  99. annie markantonatou

    July 22, 2010 at 6:41 am

  100. Nina

    July 22, 2010 at 7:18 am

    I LOVE this

  101. Anonymous

    July 22, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Seriously how beautiful is the man in the 2nd photo! Does anyone know him so we can be friends? LOL

  102. Anonymous

    July 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Every year you post these pics I think "Dang! I gotta go to that event" and here it is, another year wasted! Love all the photos, all the clothes, and of course this blog!

  103. Marie

    July 22, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    The hats! The braces! The shoes! THE TROUSERS.

    Seriously, the trousers are amazing.

  104. Oscar

    July 23, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Amazing pictures. I especially like 1 and 4 look. Mustache, tattoo and jacket, I like it.

  105. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I can't get over how cool the 2nd guy is. The ultimate man's man.

  106. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Pic#2 took my breath away !

  107. G

    July 26, 2010 at 1:24 am

    The gentleman at the very top of this post(white long sleeve, orange bow tie, high waist chocolate trousers and awesome facial hair) is from a company called Brooklyn Circus. Great brand, the have one here in San Francisco on Fillmore St. Wee-Gee is his name, if I remember correctly. :)

    Everything from the employees to the layout of the shop is very cohesive.

    Scott, great blog! You've actually inspired me to create a high end fashion blog for the City of San Francisco. Check it out when you have a chance :

  108. Jenny

    July 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Amazing. Again! Do you go to this every year I remember loving a similar set of photos last year too. Favorites – the man with the plaid blazer and the one with the straw hat. Perfect summer outfits

  109. SartorialStudent

    July 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Now that is quite a beard!

  110. mona

    July 30, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    look! it's my "boyfriend" again in the last pic. i remember him from an earlier post.

  111. Stephanie

    August 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    liking the rugby tux jacket in the 1st pic!

  112. Lionne

    August 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Amazing pics, I love the man with the beard! :)

  113. Oley

    September 6, 2010 at 11:33 am

    ah these are gorgeous.

  114. Jesse @ 1920s Fashion and Music

    September 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Great fashions, great music, great event. I love that you covered this!

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