Thursday, March 3, 2011

On the Scene….Lots of Dots, Milan


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  1. adambryant

    March 3, 2011 at 8:54 am

    top woman: phenomenal colour sense!

    middle woman: i am in love.

  2. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    March 3, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I love this so much!


  3. Trou, .bleuebird

    March 3, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Being a huge fan of polka-dots, these are major, major love! I love the mix of patterns, textures, and colors. Fabulous shots and finds here!

  4. Ariel Maile Adkins

    March 3, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Wow, what a great mix in the first look!

  5. rubina

    March 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

    interesting combination of dots and stripes ..

  6. Alice Olive

    March 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

    The first shot is particualrly wonderful. Love the colours and the mix.

  7. beths

    March 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

    One must take care not to let dots become dowdy-looking (center photo). Woman in the top photo nails it with tailoring, quality fabric, blouse, and lipstick!

  8. anni

    March 3, 2011 at 9:05 am

    greetings from brussels

  9. La Femme Française

    March 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

    love the dots!

  10. San

    March 3, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I just love dots.

  11. Megan

    March 3, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Wow that woman in the first photo is absolutely stunning.

  12. Francesca

    March 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

    omg so inspired to mix stripes with dots!!


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  13. Gorete Sousa

    March 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Great Pics and Looks!!!

  14. meenal @ maison marigold

    March 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Polka dots done right= utter sophistication!! xx meenal

  15. Taylor

    March 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Looove the dotted collar. What a whimsical look on such a classic structure.


    March 3, 2011 at 9:21 am

    i love this too! it is so happy. her glasses are sick.

  17. The Photodiarist

    March 3, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Love when you post series like this one! Nice!

  18. mistartist

    March 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I love dots. They make great pictures !

  19. Lilly

    March 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful! The first photo is great, love the red lips!

  20. Ode to a Macaron

    March 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Love the red lip

  21. jackie

    March 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

    i love the blend of patterns and colors of the first image, and i i love the hat and contrast of colors in the second one- i also loveeee her expression! too cute! wonderful morning posts!

  22. Jeanne-Ange

    March 3, 2011 at 9:29 am

    growing up and getting mroe mature, makes me love the milanese street style more and more.
    And you always capture the details so well!
    Thanks for being there Mr. Schuhman.

  23. fashioneggpplant

    March 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

    love the mix of prints in the first photo!

    join my StiLa giveaway!!!

  24. Miss Tongue

    March 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Beautiful ladies. Where do they buy their clothes? And having the hair up like they do, adds to their stylishness. I like!

  25. Le Chic Boutique

    March 3, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Love the 3rd piece of burgundy with white polka dots! I don't see this colour combination so often.

    And I NEVER knew dots and stripes could EVER work together! But the 2nd piece…hmmm, too many dots for me.

  26. Bubbs...

    March 3, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Love how you captured this pattern! From the subtle pop out collar to the bold head to toe…fabulous!


  27. Ursula Manning

    March 3, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Love these combinations!!

  28. Fashion Is Passion by Poison

    March 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I'm a fan of poker dots!

  29. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian

    March 3, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Interesting mixes. First one is my fav. Slowly it is growing on me.

  30. Vanessa

    March 3, 2011 at 9:47 am

    That first outfit is so brilliant. And that 3rd one looks like a comfy, beautiful dream :o)

  31. Recycle Boutique

    March 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

    beautiful pictures! love the second!

  32. caribbelle

    March 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

    great captures, especially the second photo. I love her coat!

  33. Sophie Delphis

    March 3, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Stripes and polka dots are two of my great weaknesses…

  34. Sabrina T.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:06 am

    i love the last one!!wonderful!

  35. Mary

    March 3, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Love the first combo but that last pic is perfect, real clothes for real women pulled together perfectly – off to find a blouse like that!

  36. Cynthia Fox-Giddens

    March 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Great looks especially the first photo. Her style is right on!

  37. achmea

    March 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Second is such an adorable girl!

  38. Sing

    March 3, 2011 at 10:18 am

    So inspiring. Great photos!

  39. ash

    March 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

    polka dots head to toe is sexy!

  40. comme fraiche

    March 3, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I liked all three but especially the girl with the hat, loved her facial expression.

  41. czytaj z ust

    March 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

    The first outfit is surprising and strange but I like it!

  42. crystal glamour

    March 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

    blurs my eyes lol
    cute styles

  43. The Style Realist

    March 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

    love the first girl's tangerine red lipstick as well…

  44. Clem

    March 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I love these pictures, very beautiful!!

  45. anthony

    March 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

    All lovely. The one at the top is so, so dashing. Thanx!

  46. The Wild Fairy

    March 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

    These are so late 1970's, early '80's! But, somehow, they manage to look much fresher and nicer looking now! Lovely photos. ~Siobhan

  47. Gabrielle Pascua

    March 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

    A la Marc Jacobs, no doubt! So au courant!

    These photos are so charming and endearing…no one could capture their personalities as you do!

    xx Gaby

  48. sarah

    March 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

    aww i love the dots! these women all look so chic.

  49. deardesiree

    March 3, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Love, love, love the first image! So inspired to try clashing my patterned clothing as well!

  50. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 10:58 am

    top pic love a PJ look she has great taste

  51. I'm a girl

    March 3, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Jersy camel, con camisa de lunares! increible, me encanta!

  52. The Fashion Camera

    March 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Particularly love the first pic – it's not easy to match stripes and dots and she has pulled it off magnificently. The softness of the fabrics help.

    Again, well done on the excellent composition and capturing "the moment" of these women. I wrote that article about your uncanny ability in my blog. Check it out. :-)

  53. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Absolutely beautiful photos, and colors- However the actually outfits look a bit tacky to me. I don't know if its the spots, or the arrangements that remind me of thrift store polyester goods from the late seventies early eighties. Just a thought!

  54. The Fancy Teacup

    March 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Dots with stripes? Wow, she effortlessly pulled that off. Each of the outfits looks so ladylike and demure.
    much love.

  55. T H E F A T T A C K

    March 3, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I love dots. One of the best prints ever.

  56. Ms. Magor

    March 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

  57. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    March 3, 2011 at 11:50 am

    The are all beautiful, feminine…

  58. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I normally don't like polka dots, but I think the pattern and colour of the blouse in third photo provides a wonderful accent to her outfit.

  59. GUILTLE$$ Beauty

    March 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

    In love with these looks!

  60. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I love polka dots but none of these combinations looks appealing to me. I think these pix pretty much sum up what women normally do with this print: they either go over-the-top (pic 1), or create cliche outfits (ultra-feminine like on pic 2 or grandma-ish like on pic 3). The purple shirt on the last pic looks promising, though.

  61. Ururu Kaigo

    March 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  62. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Your blog this days really has make my evenings, great people, great dots, LOVE IT!! congratulations!!

  63. Maureen French

    March 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I love the use of pattern on pattern in the first pic…fantastique! also love the mixing of pattern and textures in pics 2 & 3, very effective.

  64. Sarah Terrell

    March 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I think i'll always love polka dots :)

  65. mll mag

    March 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful pics…

    Thks for the pic at Balmain show.. ;)))

  66. Best of Beehive

    March 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I the shirt in the first one. And I'm glad to see polka dots worn effectively and not being bludgeoned over the head with them.

  67. the coolbirth kid

    March 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    i love these women you've photographed!
    in particular,
    i rather like the oatmeal-y jacket with fur sleeves.


    March 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    OMG! Risky, daring and totally perfect! Polka dots and stripes in browns and blues…LOVE! Just been inspired!

  69. mademoiselle mauve

    March 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    simply amazing! all these people dare!

  70. agata

    March 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    definitely my favourite print. i'm in love with these looks!

  71. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm


  72. annalou

    March 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I need dots and spots NOW.

  73. Macha

    March 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Des pois des pois des pois ! Comme au dĂ©filĂ© Marc Jacobs de l'hiver prochain… Ces demoiselles sont donc en avance sur leur saison !

    Some peas, some spot, and both of them ! As in the Marc Jacobs' fashion show for the next winter… These ladies are ahead of their season !

  74. zeste de citron

    March 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    de jolies tenues très chics :)

  75. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I love polka dots, always have. I used to have a midnight blue polka dotted shirt that I wore until it wore out. But it was the '70's…

  76. Scorpion Disco

    March 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Spotted! Love it. I wore big retro polka dots this weekend on a winter beach trip.

    hope you'll check it out!


  77. fashionxxi

    March 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Nice pics!

  78. LuxeCouture

    March 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Absolutely adore the second look, and the first look is gorgeous too!

  79. JoeyAna

    March 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    i will never get tired of polka dots!


  80. ginger

    March 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    So beautiful! I love to see that other people are loving the same trends that I am. It's totally validating. :)

  81. Julie

    March 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Love the polka dots!!

  82. Neifile

    March 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Love the second photo! It's very classic ;)

  83. Laura Jane

    March 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    j'adore!! My friends don't get it when I show up in mixed prints…little do they know! It's hot stuff! :D

  84. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I have been looking everywhere for a GOOD Swiss dot oxford shirt. It seems like the kind of thing Marc Jacobs would make, but I am still waiting. All I can find is K-Mart.

    Chloe Sevigny wore a magnificent Isaac Mizrahi Swiss dot gown to the day time Emmys in 2010. It was the best red carpet look I'd seen in years. So fresh.

  85. Chicago Streetstyle Scene

    March 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Print mixing is one of my favorite styling techniques. I love when you create post using different people's photos centered on a theme.

    Great photos, as always.

  86. My Heart Blogged

    March 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I love polka dots, especially with stripes. It's so chic.
    My Heart Blogged

  87. David Diaz

    March 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love the dots and stripes combination in the first photo!

    Have a Good Day!


  88. Tendai Lewis, 16 , UK

    March 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I am making a blouse like the 1st lady but navey blue and chiffon :)

  89. Aubrey and Melissa

    March 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    That first outfit is PERFECT! and yet I never would have thought to put those together myself. Simple stunning.

  90. kimchicsisters

    March 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm

  91. Ashley hearts Yu

    March 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

    It's always great to see fashion from a man's point of view. I'm so used to seeing it through a woman's pair of glasses, but this is definitely a breath of fresh air

    Denim + Cotton


    March 4, 2011 at 1:25 am

    i see london i see france, i see dots and stripes at dance!

  93. KC

    March 4, 2011 at 2:07 am

    i like the dots. they're cute.

  94. MarĂ­a

    March 4, 2011 at 3:34 am

    I go crazy for the dots!! this combinations are gorgeous, is really an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  95. Maestro Curtis

    March 4, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I love how these women make mixing patterns and textures look so effortless – Not just the clothes, but their hair and make up, not too fussy. It's inspiring.

  96. Caddy

    March 4, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Me likey!

    I like how they mixed the dots up. Great combinations and textures.

  97. Tayler

    March 4, 2011 at 4:21 am

    love love love.
    definitely going into my inspiration folder :)

    – Style Interplay

  98. Alexander Daniel Designs

    March 4, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Very nice indeed!

  99. choicesmultiple

    March 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I love polka dots!

  100. Yajaira

    March 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    love polka dots

  101. Jose M.

    March 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    The first lady in dots – is oh so beautiful! Love at first site! What a great smile!

  102. JXG

    March 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Rei was on this seasons ago.

  103. Adrianna Traxler

    March 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    that first look is ingenious, totally inspired to try a similar look

  104. Mary

    March 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    J'aime ce style.

  105. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    After looking at many of your photos of collections, and then seeing this series of people on the street–vibrant, smiling, warm…I must admit to finding the street photos the ones I am continually drawn to. People expressing themselves through their clothing choices and not just a single person's vision displayed on models devoid of expression is your strength and certainly my favorite part of this blog.

  106. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    very nice. I especially like the detail on the clutch

  107. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I LOVE, I LOVE!! Polka dots are my absolute favourite pattern. Can't get enough of them and they never fail to knock me out.

  108. kwai

    March 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Beautiful shot, stunning models. Polka dotted dotted dotted. Love it!

  109. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Now that's ladylike!

  110. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Just thinking dotted swiss and Jack Daniel's.

  111. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Wow, that's really cool!

  112. Román Iglesias

    March 5, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Red lips are luocious

  113. joshylola

    March 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Jeje I love dots :-D

  114. Paula

    March 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    charming hat, dots and smile!
    i first thought of England during WWII

  115. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    love the hat, dots and smile. all very charming. reminds me of England during WWII

  116. neonsequin

    March 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    i love all the polka dots! inspring me to check out the markets around town for something as fun. and the photography, per normal, is wonderful!

  117. A Girl, A Style

    March 6, 2011 at 6:25 am

    What a lovely little series. And I've never – in real life or online – seen Caroline Issa (top) looking anything other than fun and perfectly put together. This is a woman with that elusive innate sense of style.

    Miss B xx

  118. The AstroCat

    March 6, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I love this post! I'm in love with dod's

  119. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 10:40 am

    The last one is my favourite. This I would like to wear in about 10 years.Now I am 61.

  120. LĂ©onie.

    March 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    The polka dots and lipstick combo is scrumptious. The girl is the middle looks fab – loving the sleeves.

  121. Isabelle Ljungblom

    March 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    One word, Amazing!

  122. Riku Oshima

    March 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I will go to milan next month and take a snap! Your photograph was bubbling with expectation me.

  123. ak

    March 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    She looks wonderful. OMG I so want super-large perfectly round sunglasses like hers or maybe even bigger but annoyingly enough I can only find the small round sunglasses! Grrrr!

  124. ak

    March 6, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Sorry. The first person looked great but I was really referring to the second person before! LOL

  125. ak

    March 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Oh! My apologies, I'm so silly. I meant the THIRD person was who I was referring too from many comments ago! LOL ha ha haaaaa xD It's late where I am!


    March 7, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Two of my favorites: polka dots and stripes! Gorgeous.

  127. Barbara

    March 7, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I like the first pic! It's so hard to mix stripes with dots. The other day I bought a dress with stripes (similar to this one: )
    The thing is: I always wear it a jeans jacket, it's so normal… I want to find a more interesting a creative style. Your blog is so inspiring!

    Ciao from a Brazilian in Italy :)


  128. A.

    March 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

    beautiful pictures!!I just fell in love with the first one and the other two are great too!

  129. Anonymous

    March 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Hi, does anybody know who's the designer of the first outfit?

  130. diaboliqueguan

    March 14, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Thanks to Rei Kawakubo, everyone is just on domino-dots effect. People should just wear Comme des Garcon, instead of the rip-offs.

  131. carol j

    December 30, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Sweet and classic at the same time.

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