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  1. Chahrazad

    April 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

    That is a nice picture. I always most thought that her tattoo was a part of what she was wearing. Love the details! The sun is something I need. The weather her in Europe is depressing.


  2. marieke

    April 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I love that her dress matches her tattoos! And she looks so much like Christina Aguilera…

  3. Ly

    April 1, 2013 at 9:06 am

    So beautiful! She looks like she’s a character from the Mad Men.

  4. Brigadeiro

    April 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Reminiscent of a recent Tsumori Chisato show, she looks like she jumped out of a quirky and punky comic book…

  5. Andra Dorolti

    April 1, 2013 at 9:09 am

    She looks stunning!

  6. Lisa

    April 1, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Perfect shot, she looks like she’s living the good life!

  7. ladykatza

    April 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

    This photo makes me happy.


    April 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Amazing! I thought for a moment the prints on her dress was part of all her tattoos.


    April 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Amazing I thought for a moment the prints on her dress were part of all her tattoos.

  10. carol

    April 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

    oh my, that’s an outfit !

  11. Reptilia

    April 1, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Love this photo! She looks like a hollywood Star from the 60´s!


    • candy

      April 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      50s! :)

  12. Adeola Naomi

    April 1, 2013 at 9:25 am


  13. EMA

    April 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

    oh wow! such striking photo! At first I thought that her tattoos were part of her dress!

  14. Rachelle

    April 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

    For a second I thought the tattoos on her arms were part of the dress. Amazing shot.


  15. Juliette Laura

    April 1, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Definition of cool.

    Juliette Laura

  16. Mazy

    April 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

    She looks amazing. I’d love to see the full outfit.

  17. Monsieur Marcel

    April 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I’m feeling the retro vibe; it’s like she’s smiling at the King, or the Rat Pack.

    • Gloria

      April 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Or the photographer….!

  18. Elena

    April 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

    These bright colors definitely made my day! Amazing shot of gorgeous girl!

  19. iliqna

    April 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

    wow! that is just amazing!!!!

  20. Soul Fishing

    April 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Oh, my God, she looks like Ava Gardner! Minus the tatoos:)


  21. kingesquivel

    April 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Cute, but a bit over-done.

    • lucia

      April 1, 2013 at 10:32 am

      She looks like straight from a movie from the early 60ies, or like a burlesque dancer, beautiful, but a bit too much, or over done in my opinion too. I love her tattoos and her dress, and everything works on her very well, but when I see women with similar style I always think what an effort it must take to make your hair like that and that makeup etc and to be so overly womanly elegant ALL the time kind of fights with what the feminists worked for us women for so long. I don’t admire the life style of the 50ies, even if it sure LOOKS great, I agree! But in me looks like her’s awakens some contradictions. But I LOVE this picture, the light and feeling you captured here Scott, its like a moment in something bigger going on, and I always love pictures that also tells another story, something we do not see. She might be flirting with a band member or it might be her friend’s wedding. Or maybe she just have a break before going on stage?!

      • Jill

        April 1, 2013 at 11:19 am

        The contradiction is part of the beauty.

        Feminism broke the boundaries. When you say this or that goes against being a feminist, well, that phrase puts you back in the chains we were removed from by women before us.

        Any woman who lives a life she’s loving is a bad ass.

        That woman’s smile is the smile of a bad ass.

        • Berenger

          April 2, 2013 at 7:01 am

          I’m so not buying the you can’t say something a woman does is against feminism!

          Of course it can be… But that’s fine – if you want feminist free fashion, that’s fine. Just call a spade a spade, purrrleease!

        • CCCC

          April 3, 2013 at 12:53 am

          fashion and beauty when talking about feminism isn’t so much saying a women shouldn’t wear “This or that”, but rather a women shouldn’t feel obligated/required to wear something. For example, women should wear makeup because they want to, not because they think if they don’t they won’t get a job, raise, etc.

      • john b pritchett

        April 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

        I respect your opinion but I see this woman as sure of herself and confident. The style is from the 1950′s but not the attitude. I see her as strong, smart and knowing what she wants and who she is. I don’t view her as a sex symbol, I view her as creative, elegant and stylish. It’s wonderful to see those who take the time to adorn their outward appearance. I hate the sloppy baggy pants, basketball jersey, backwards-cap, pajamas-at-walmart look pervasive in our society today.

        • Michael Scott

          April 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm

          I totally agree. The adaptation of this hyper feminine style by the very young is exciting to jaded eyes.

      • Lisa

        April 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        I think you need to look up the word feminist. I promise, it goes a little deeper than surface beauty.

        • AmyfromThailand

          April 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm

          Great look really !!! At the same time , this look has a lot of Southeast Asian flair…In Thailand and Cambodia , this dress is very common with umbrella…

        • LIZPR

          April 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

          Lisa – love it.

          Lucia – I get what you’re saying, but completely disagree. Women in past generations had to look as dolled up as possible to attract a husband to financially take care of them. There were less options, then.

          Nowadays, when women are decked out like this, it’s because they choose to – not because they have to. Crucial difference; feminism is about having the choice to live the life you want.

          Scott – I just love this photo.

          • Lucia

            April 2, 2013 at 3:30 am

            I might have not explained my opinion enough, maybe because of the language barrier. I totally know that feminism is about more that beauty and what is going on the surface, I just said that THIS kind of image awakens IN ME some sort of contradictions. I don’t say its anything wrong with her. I don’t like baggy trousers either, I just always wonder HOW anyone got the time to put so much effort in a style like this. But it looks really really awesome. Maybe I am a bit jealous and would like to find that time and interest in my own life to look like this. I just think that if it gets to a MUST to look in a certain way its not a choice anymore, and feminism is about choice. Today its not a choice to have breast surgery its getting to be a must in some circles. I am not saying THIS woman is one of those, it might be that she is a real bad ass, but I am just saying HER style awakens a lot of thoughts in me. Getting any clearer in my explanation here now?

          • LIZPR

            April 2, 2013 at 10:59 am

            Lucia – I hear what you’re saying. Thank you for taking the time to clarify. And your English is VERY good!!

            Thank you!


      • Martine

        April 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

        This is how she dresses. Its a rockabilly event. Lots of people do the pin up look. Its definitely dedicated to enhancing feminine form. Not everything in this life is about feminism or antifeminism. Isn’t rather boring to define everything in life in those terms? Plenty of women feel powerful when they embrace their sexuality, some don’t. Thats why they say to each their own.

      • Maria

        April 24, 2016 at 5:31 am

        So, if a woman doesn’t like the effortless style, and doesn’t want to get ready in twenty minutes, and likes the 1950′s lifestyle, that means she should have other people’s opinions forced on her? Having someone tell you what to do is not progress. the fact that a woman is forcing things on you rather then a man is not any better. If a woman likes to dress up, and finds femininity important, and even if she likes to have a man take care of her, that is up to her. Just because feminists fought for something, doesn’t mean that something is right for everyone. Its good that it is available to those that want it, but many people feel that men and women are different, and don’t want that to change. In fact, you seem to want conformity for everyone, not just between the sexes. How about a woman’s right to not be a feminist?

  22. soulofashopper

    April 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

    gorgeous! love vintage chics!!! xo, Alma

  23. Laura

    April 1, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful photo! At first I thought the tatoos were long sleeves! And it feels good to see some sun and light outfit!

  24. Anna

    April 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

    She’s so cool, loving her tats!

  25. Anastasios

    April 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Hey, that’s amazing :)

  26. FripperyVintage

    April 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Great photo, very cool.

  27. Lydia

    April 1, 2013 at 10:08 am

    1950s babe! Love the pin up girl look.

  28. Anna

    April 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Love the sunglasses!

  29. Rita

    April 1, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Its great to see you including various looks and styles on your blog! Thank you for appreciating and showcasing the rockabilly and vintage culture.

  30. john b pritchett

    April 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Oh my. Stunning!

  31. Nicole

    April 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I can’t tell if that’s a dress or a top and a skirt, but whatever is going on there is absolutely amazing. Wonderful photo.

  32. [email protected]

    April 1, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Wow! Like others, at first I thought her tattoos were part of her dress. Great shot – very nicely framed.

  33. barbara

    April 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Now, that is a classic.

  34. Keishkibi

    April 1, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Vintage Classy while pulling off a tattoo. Such a beaut!

  35. Kate Brown

    April 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

    This is a great photo :)

  36. billts

    April 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Love the retro print. She looks like a pin-up.

  37. Fashion Snag

    April 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Gorgeous color in this photo!

  38. Kate

    April 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I love when you get shots like this…everything about it feels like you’ve been transported to another time. Beautiful.


  39. thecircleofit

    April 1, 2013 at 11:04 am

    now that is a pool party a la vegas!!!!!!

  40. Denisa

    April 1, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Wow, that is a perfect photo and I would like to be there too. We have a snow.

  41. CarolinaBK

    April 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Retro crazy people! ;)
    Cool shot! Love the colors!!

  42. jason

    April 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

    A nice retro look, but I can’t tell what is the dress and what is tattoo. I’ve never been a big fan of tattoos. But it’s a great photo, I for one am ready for spring.

  43. Megan

    April 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I love her tattoos and the print together. As several people have said, I can’t tell where the dress ends and her skin begins!

    I know a lot of people can’t get used to the idea of large swaths of tattoos on women, but I think high-quality, well-planned (NOT impulse buy!) tattoos are beautiful and elegant. I enjoy mine, and get lots of compliments in the summer, including lots of comments along the lines of, “wow, I never knew you had those!” from people who normally see me in long pants and long sleeves.

  44. Designer Style Handbags

    April 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

    That’s kind of hot. Love the look.

  45. Roma

    April 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Very lovely pic. I am a huge fan of vintage fashion :)

  46. PolkaDottedPearl

    April 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

    What a gorgeous shot! I also thought the tattoo was part of the outfit :)

  47. Isa tout simplement ...

    April 1, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Curious but lovely !

  48. monkeyshines

    April 1, 2013 at 11:48 am

    wonderful retro ensemble!

  49. ming

    April 1, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Wow. Almost as if she came right out of a movie still.

  50. Sissy

    April 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Tattoos + Fashion needs to be more abundant!

  51. Michael Scott

    April 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    THIS is where personal style becomes a kind of genius. Geisha meets Cheesecake-Pin-Up meets Mid-Century Modern meets Biker-Chick…not for nothing but she also has perfect posture. A very disciplined young woman who likes to have a good time. Love her!

  52. Gian Luca M

    April 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Absolutly cool and vintage….

    Gian Luca M

  53. abigail

    April 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    love the retro vegas feel to this photo.


  54. LOLA

    April 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm


  55. Victoria Mashkova

    April 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Wow! At first, I didn’t notice the tattoo on her arm and back. I believe, tattoos are becoming accessories-like to complement our personal styles.

  56. une chatte grise

    April 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Her smile is the cornerstone of this photo–she looks so delighted with herself and what’s going on! It makes an already gorgeous look even better.

  57. Woww! The pose, the outfit, the sunlight… really cool!

  58. vasilieva

    April 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    so incredibly chic

  59. Blaire

    April 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    PIN UP! What a refreshing sight, especially for Las Vegas! Great photo. Plus it looks like she’s loving it.

  60. Joanna

    April 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I love everything about this picture and the man in the background, with his flamingo shirt looks very cool as well! Viva Las Vegas! :)

  61. Benedict

    April 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Nothing says summertime is here,than bright dresses,shades and an umbrella…
    I love the color and laid-back mood evident here…
    Simply beautiful…

  62. Sevan

    April 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Pin-up girl !

  63. FYW

    April 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Cat eye sunglasses are so in!

  64. JV

    April 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Best execution of the tattoo/50s pin-up look I’ve ever seen. Nicely done.

  65. Alicia

    April 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I was just there this weekend for the weekender. Wish I would ran into you there. Your amazing!

  66. Jonathan Belmares

    April 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    What an awesome photo of my friend she looks like perfection

  67. Jennifer

    April 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  68. Fije

    April 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Wow, I’m so glad people still dress like this (even if it is in Vegas). It reminds me of Samantha Jones’s outfits in SATC.

  69. The view on the street..

    April 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I just love every thing about it, the light, pose and composition.

  70. Judith Budapest

    April 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    “preciuos, little angel”

  71. Bradford

    April 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Pure Style !!….Edgy ..Classy..Sexy ! Priceless!

  72. Eva

    April 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Classy, colorful and SO cool!

  73. claudia

    April 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    So much sex appeal and confidence, yet very lady-like with the parasol.

  74. Louise

    April 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    How sad that lovely young woman is so covered with ink. I always wonder who these will age.

  75. Jen

    April 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Retro dressing at its finest! Killer shot.


  76. Sarah

    April 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Just Gorgeous! I love everything about her, it’s sexy, playful and vibrant!

  77. Sarah

    April 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Just georgeous! I love everything about her, it’s sexy, playful and vibrant!

  78. Kathleen Shaw

    April 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    This is a gorgeous picture, and she is a gorgeous woman. All this women’s lib stuff I’m hearing in these comments is just nuts! What we choose to wear sets us free, not what someone else decided we needed to wear 40 years ago to be liberated. Yikes, sometimes I think I’m on another planet.

    • une chatte grise

      April 2, 2013 at 12:32 am

      People are having a discussion about whether retro-femme looks are feminist (in the sense that women are consciously claiming and, in many cases, subverting elements of traditional femininity) or contrary to feminism’s intents (in the sense that they are re-inscribing traditional femininity and romanticizing an era that was, in many ways, highly misogynistic). That’s not “nuts”–that’s thinking critically about an issue. And you may want to thank what you so dismissively call “this women’s lib stuff” for your ability to choose what you want to wear–for example, the right to choose a skirt OR pants OR shorts–without facing social ostracization for those choices.

      • Brizz

        April 2, 2013 at 10:29 am

        Hey graue Katze! I am watching you (because I appreciate your sharp eye and mind!).

        • Monsieur Marcel

          April 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

          This discussion reminds me of Simone de Beauvoir interview in the Paris Review:

          In every one of your novels we find a female character who is misled by false notions and who is threatened by madness.

          DE BEAUVOIR

          Lots of modern women are like that. Women are obliged to play at being what they aren’t, to play, for example, at being great courtesans, to fake their personalities. They’re on the brink of neurosis. I feel very sympathetic toward women of that type. They interest me more than the well-balanced housewife and mother. There are, of course, women who interest me even more, those who are both true and independent, who work and create.

  79. lanciacoriandoli

    April 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    wow! she’s amazing!

  80. Pamela Oberman

    April 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Sharp, funky, individual – reminds me of my daughter

  81. Lindsey

    April 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Beautiful tattoo and love the scenery.

  82. Pi

    April 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm


  83. Colony

    April 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    From what I hear this is pretty typical for a So Cal (or Vegas) Vintage Car show. This is such a great shot. Makes me want to run to Chinatown to get a parasol!

  84. lou

    April 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Yes this is beautiful now but fashion is about change and the fashion for tattoos will pass and then you are left with …. ?

    • LIZPR

      April 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

      ….you are left with a woman who clearly lived it up “in her day”, is bold, and is capable of great committment. A woman of character. I would think, “oh, this grand dame is a bad-ass.”

      At least, that’s what *I* would think, if I ever meet a woman in her 80s with a sleeve.

  85. Rebecca

    April 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Her beautiful skin will be preserved where the other two photo subjects have already got sun damage, and her perfect posture is the icing on a pretty spectacular cake!

  86. J.A.C.

    April 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Love this! Is she biting her tongue? The man in the Hawaiian shirt is cool as well.
    Makes me feel like I’m on vacation.

  87. YQS

    April 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Love the three Vegas shots. Are they having a retro convention?

  88. AnnieC

    April 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    I figured that I would be one of the few dissenters, but I find her extensive tattoos to detract and cheapen her appearance. Tattoos will never appeal to me nor suggest a level of elegance. I live in an area of the West Coast of the US where tattooed people are so plentiful that “the scene” has almost become a parody.

    I just can’t mentally reconcile the beautiful, graceful elegance of high fashion in past decades and current day with ink on a woman’s body. I feel as though I will be vindicated when people realize how dreadfully tattoos age over time.

    If I were to start a new business right now, my number one choice would be to purchase a laser and do tattoo removals. Mark my words, that area is going to boom over the next decade.

    • LIZPR

      April 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      It’s okay to dissent! It all makes for healthy discussion.

      I can support your belief that her tattoos cheapen her appearance, thought I personally don’t find that to be the case.

      And yes, there will be a HUGE market for tattoo removal – it’s already in place, actually. That’s fine. Tattoos aren’t the sexiest in old age, but part of the ritual of getting one is to commit to something, through thick or thin, no matter what happens to your body. It can be very symbolic that way.

      I disagree that tattoos will “never appeal to men” – as I’ve been with enough men who found mine beautiful and a turn-on. I also disagree they will “never suggest a level of elegance”. I totally get what you mean by that – but I just love a “tasteful” outfit – ie, vintage Chanel – with the ink of a tattoo peeking out from underneath. I love the combination of perceptions and styles.

      I love my ink, but deliberately placed them in discreet parts of my body so I have the option of appearing “tasteful” as you would define it, as well as wanting the option of keeping them hidden in my old age.

      I admire this glamorous Vegas woman for her boldness.

      Thanks for your thoughts, I appreciate the voice of dissent! I’ve been one too on this site, lol!

  89. Shug Avery

    April 2, 2013 at 12:08 am

    What a great picture !

    Seeing it in my Bloglovin’ newsfeed I thought her tattoo was a part of her dress. I really like the prints of her piece of clothing, it reminds me of Asia and I also think that is why I love seeing it paired with her sunshade.

    The man seated next to her also seem very stylish, and just like her exudes a very 50′s vibe !

    Shug Avery of Incognito

  90. Felyn

    April 2, 2013 at 12:36 am

    love the old hollywood look.

  91. Brizz

    April 2, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Wow! Wooooooow!
    The tattoo looks more like a piece of cloth than the dress, superb confusion.

  92. lucia

    April 2, 2013 at 3:31 am

    And YES I LOVE her tattoos!

  93. Elisa Taviti

    April 2, 2013 at 4:24 am


    Elisa My Fantabulous World

  94. Charlotte

    April 2, 2013 at 5:16 am

  95. Valentina

    April 2, 2013 at 6:51 am

    wow! How lovely!

    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

  96. Colleen

    April 2, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Love this! I am a Vintage fan, this makes me happy. Please put some more Vintage style pics on your Blog Scott. Thanks x

  97. Rosmary

    April 2, 2013 at 7:35 am

    So lovely…

  98. Romy

    April 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Pin-up girl and beautiful tattoo!!

  99. Bonnie, Clyde + Marni

    April 2, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Love her tattoo!!


  100. Alessia

    April 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm



  101. Jessie

    April 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    WOW. She looks GREAT. The dress, the hair, the tattoo… it ALMOST looks set up. The sleeves look great on her. Nice shot!

  102. Martine

    April 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Wow is right. The dress, the umbrella, the guy Its like a movie.

  103. Namrata

    April 3, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I love the eccentricity of this outfit. The tattoo, the umbrella, the cat-eye glasses and the red lip!


  104. Jennifer Rogers

    April 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pic

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