Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On the Street….Claude, Berlin

I’m in Berlin right now shooting an ad campaign. Yesterday I met Claude, her name is Claudia but she hates that name. As you can see, Claude is a beautiful example of a young lady that knows how to play up her best assets. We cast her because she has the figure of a real, everyday girl: she stands about 5’1″ and she is very curvy. You can’t really appreciate her curves because of her coat, but they’re there. It has actually been a little difficult to find samples that fit her correctly but really, who could get past her hair, lips and those legs? She knows that these are her best featues and works with us to find looks that suit her best.

To me, this is such a great reminder to stop obsessing about my own personal imperfections and start highlighting the little gifts.

Tomorrow I’m cutting the sleeves off all of my Guy Rover shirts and showing off the guns! (For those of you who didn’t understand the Pocari Sweat post, that was a joke.)


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  1. Jocelyn

    May 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Love the shoes!!! Gorgeous girl and wonderful edgy look. Simply beautiful.

  2. Style Scanner

    May 12, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Utterly craving a parka now!

  3. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Gorgeous looking girl. So natural. Beautiful lips & legs.

  4. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    She is by no means curvy. Your perspective is flawed. Beautiful look.

    • Georgina

      April 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      “Curvy” is the term used by those in the fashion industy to define women who ARE N’T anorexic!

      • jen

        March 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm

        Ha! Sadly, I think that’s right. No one who weighs 110 should be considered curvy, but if they arent stick thin, fashion people think: curvy!


    May 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Damn you… I just got back from Berlin! HA

    Her skin… immense! Like porcelain

    Yours Truly


  6. The Sartorialist

    May 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    For Anon 7:13
    How can you say she is not curvy?

    She is wearing a parka. The curves are there you just can't see them.

  7. Adrienne

    May 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Very glad your choosing real girls (I'm 5.2 and my asset are my legs too). Her bangs are super sexy (jealous because I have cow licks that don't allow me to achieve the big bang).

  8. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    The earthy reds of her beauty against all that bright German greenery. And only moments before I was busy researching fishtail parkas.


  9. Josh BB

    May 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I am in love with this girl's hair.

  10. livagostino

    May 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I'm loving the green with the color of her hair and lips!! Her bangs are so nice! I just love everything about this picture

  11. Kerry

    May 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Love this girl. She's real, and a great reminder that gorgeous girls come in all sizes.

  12. The Photodiarist

    May 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I love the contrast of her skin against the background. Beautiful work.

  13. kathrynnova

    May 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Lips, oh yes. Her pout is one many women imitate.

    The hair acts as a frame for those lovely lips.

    That could be a cool art project.

  14. Doncella

    May 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    What curves !? I don't see them. I really like the purse and how it matches her hair color. She has a pretty face but the way she is holding the cigarette needs to go. It doesn't look as classy or timeless as Audrey Hepburn does it.

  15. Danny

    May 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I wouldn't have thought 5'1"

  16. Yoli

    May 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    She looks like a Rafaelite painting.

  17. Saffrongraphics

    May 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    As an hourglass 5'2" woman, I'm thrilled to see her picture here and doubly thrilled to see how fabulous she looks. What lovely thick hair, and what a gorgeous pout.

    I've recently taken to wearing skin tight dark jeans with long very loose sweaters (it's winter where I am). The look actually works wonderfully when one is trying to avoid always looking like a Marilyn Monroe clone (which is my default appearance).

    Thanks for posting!

  18. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Europe's Taste!

  19. Briana Le & Merissa Ren

    May 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I love this. She is beautiful, short, and girl has definitely got some legs. Real girls rock.

  20. Rogue Seal

    May 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    She certainly is beautiful and definitely a good example of what you can make of yourself when you focus on the positive. I'm sure your guns are intimidatingly lovely, Scott!

  21. Copious Couture

    May 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Ha ha… you don't often write a lot, that was nice to see some humor!!! I totally laughed out loud!!!! This girl is so gorgeous… those lips are lovely and her hair is just to die for!


  22. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    you seem like a nice man but describing this model-looking person, who by the way looks 6'1 not 5'1, as an example of the everyday girl with curves isn't uplifting to the rest of us 5'1 everyday curvy girls.

  23. Sarah Dee

    May 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I cant get past her face! beautiful!


  24. Brad Whitehouse

    May 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I suppose she's curvy for the fashion world.

  25. Wanderlusting

    May 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    She's gorgeous Sart… BUT LET'S SEE THOSE CURVES! :)

  26. s maldonado

    May 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    She feels earthy.. if that makes sense? Loving her hair and want those shoes.

  27. Lisa Petrarca

    May 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Love her…thanks for the reminder.

    Unfortunately we all tend to focus on the negative.

    I too will play up my best asset…lips!

  28. vanillacardamom

    May 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    those bangs! those lips!

  29. Kate Rose

    May 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Love the colors!
    She really looks like part of the forest :)

  30. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you. Thank you for highlighting the fact that it is all about proportion and working with your strenghts. Thank you for photographing a natural, albeit totally gorgeous girl. More please.

  31. Pergolina

    May 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    this is me in another life. delicious style. hair. mouth. jealous. for sure.

  32. Mneiae

    May 12, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Love her lips and hair. Are those legs attractive now? As of 20 seconds ago, I thought that girls with muscular legs like that were unattractive? If that is incorrect, I will start wearing shorts again.

  33. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful, but coat or not I cannot see how one would consider this girl 'curvy.' To me curvy means larger in frame than average.

    Maybe my perception is flawed but that's my thing.

  34. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    sick kicks.
    which is the "Pocari Sweat post"?


  35. bravegrrl

    May 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm



    May 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Reddish hair will always be great with green. I should know. Natural is always best.

  37. Phyllis

    May 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Channeling Nico again – love her bangs.

  38. Christine

    May 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Good for you not casting a 6'1 110 lb model. Us normal girls get awful sick of watching the skeleton parade!

  39. Rose

    May 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    her hair is amazing

  40. Clementine

    May 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    she reminds me so much of Lara Stone!

  41. Teresa @ good-grace

    May 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I would have *never* guessed she was 5' 1". You are exactly right – she knows *exactly* what works for her – and how to flaunt her best features. Gorgeous!!

  42. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Ha ha, you think this girl is curvy? I'm glad she's normal sized and not a stick, but your time in fashion has skewed your perspective if you think she's curvy. Words mean things.

  43. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I think you should avoid taking pics of people smoking. Smoking isn't stylish.

  44. Stacey

    May 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    She exudes a bit an attitude that says "badass." I love it!

  45. Masha

    May 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    How can you people say that she is not 5'1 when there is no other person on the pic to compare her to AND Mr.S. himself told you her hight?
    I don't get it… Just don't get it.
    The bag is super chick, but someone was right about the cigarette, it needs to go…and never come back.

  46. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    OMG folks. She's not that gorgeous:)

  47. princess

    May 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    She looks soooooo beautiful!! her face,lips, hair. u r so rite sart we can't get past her face. but the biggest help it did is it relieved me of my worry. I'm 5'1'' and hate being short coz we aren't considered great and also we aren't fit for modelling right. so i'm extremely glad that u broke convention and showed her so beautifully!! it says so much about your expertise!!

  48. ERman

    May 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Oh hell yes. We would love to see the "guns"!!

  49. Isabel

    May 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Claude really is stunning. Her hair has an incredible and delicious color, and this picture – there's something about the light that hints it was a gray day(?) I love gray, just the thought of a chilly cloudy day takes me to so many places…

  50. Lucy Laucht

    May 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    she has the most gorgeous hair & fringe. @ Adrienne, I also have cowlicks (what a wonderful description) thus rendering wonderful sweeping fringes impossible, Oh well! Lucy Laucht

  51. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Gorgeous hair, and those lips! Kissable indeed but the ciggie… too bad, it's a mjor turn off. Do you smoke Sart?

  52. parisgirl

    May 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    d'accord, scott…we should celebrate our imperfections – it is what makes us uniquely 'us'!

  53. Dhppy

    May 12, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    She reminds me of a brunette Claudia Schiffer. I like the way she is camouflaged so that what really stands out is her head and hand.

  54. jungdays

    May 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Yeah, I am glad you are able to appreciate her curves but the rest of us only see what the coat allows us to see (not much!)… prove you love her curves (and not just her lovely face) by showing us something that showcases them!

  55. Duncan's Fashion Calendar

    May 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    gorgeous lips and love the bangs. and just goes to prove you don't have to be over 5'8" to be a great model!


  56. Liya

    May 12, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    i love her hair and her lips – very edgy. She doesnt look like a 5'1 tho..Isnt 5'1 like just over 160cm? That would definitely make me feel good about myself!

  57. benjamin.mcgregor

    May 12, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    She could never wash her hair and wear a paper bag with lipstick. Her lips are unbelievable.

  58. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Another lovely shot. This gal's look is timeless and ageless; with or without curves; any height. Gorgeous.
    L. x x

  59. Amy and Kevina

    May 12, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Curvy refers to hourglass figures, where the proportion of chest and hips should be significantly greater than the waist ratio. Curvy does not mean heavy or "plus-size".

    Perhaps people are put off by the fact that her fantastic cheekbones make her seem skinnier than the normal person, but if you look at her calves, you can see that she's not as twiggy as most models. She's a "real woman" as much as any model or any average person or plus sized model or any other curvy girls out there.

    I'd love to see an example of a curvy body dressed well, though. Not just clothes that look good on anyone, but clothes that might be rocked best on a curyy girl. Begone with the parka!

  60. Cara

    May 12, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    NOTE: when i called your book "the shit" earlier, I meant it in the positive sense of "shit". Being an intimate of Kanye West, I assume you caught my drift, shawty. But I figure, better be safe. AKA I'M CRAZY ABOUT YOUR BOOK MAN, AND YOUR BLOG DUDE. YOU ROCK MAN.

    But seriously, totally inspiring.

  61. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Please add pictures that show off her curves. As a curvy woman myself, I love seeing fashions that look good on my kind of body.

  62. Jen

    May 12, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    she is really gorgeous!

  63. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    She reminds me of Angelea from America's Next Top Model, either way… love her style ;)

  64. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    She reminds me of Angelea from America's Next Top Model, either way… love her style ;)

  65. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 12:04 am

    very curvy?

  66. Nina Bonita

    May 13, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I love her face. Such strong features yet feminine as well. I love those shoes!!!!

  67. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 12:22 am

    maybe i can't tell because of the coat, but i'm not sure this girl counts as "curvy."

    just the same, beautiful colors, beautiful photograph.

  68. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 12:39 am

    i love how she doesn't care….smoking and everything…simply realistic !!

  69. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 12:46 am

    wow! she's such an inspiration for me- i'm 5'0 and curvy and she's just gorgeous

  70. Sheena Zadeh

    May 13, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I am so glad you posted this. Just yesterday someone asked me if I still follow The Sartorialist, to which I replied, "yes, but unfortunately I'm not thin enough to pull off any of the looks he posts." I have plenty of great features, and you've inspired me to focus on them and not on the things that I can't control (like my 5'2" height!).

    see my curves at

  71. jenniferanne

    May 13, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Curves are NOT imperfections. This girl is insanely beautiful and using her as example of "making the most" of an "imperfect" body is completely absurd.

  72. Leslee

    May 13, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I'm so happy to hear that such a creative mind can turn to girls that are not necesarily 5'10. It just goes to show that art can be found even in the smallest packages. This definitely made my day.

  73. Emily McGuire

    May 13, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I love that she is 5'1" and appreciated! I'm also 5'1" and it still seems that taller is unjustifiably better/more fashionable. You can still have a beautiful, proportional figure, even if you're short!

    I love the combination of that rich navy with the slightly faded swamp green.

  74. Vinda Sonata

    May 13, 2010 at 1:18 am

    she looks nonchalantly beautiful. she's gorgeous. can't believe she's just 155 cm. i think she's much taller than that!

    take a walk into my fashion atelier :)

  75. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Curvy girls aren't that common. I mean "curvy" in the classic sense, of course. God knows what YOU mean!

  76. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 1:22 am

    There is something about her that resembles Carla Bruni

  77. Saelan

    May 13, 2010 at 1:39 am

    I agree with jenniferanne. I'd like to see the curves under that coat.

  78. Mani

    May 13, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Curvy or not she's still gorgeous… especially her hair, it's so perfect!

  79. .. Jennifer ..

    May 13, 2010 at 2:35 am

    She has a striking face!!

  80. Fuji Files

    May 13, 2010 at 2:41 am

    She made the most of her name, her hair, outfit, her confidence. Her flaws (if any) are irrelevant.

    xx Cristina

  81. Tim

    May 13, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Sorry, but this is just another prove that German girls dress too mannish – like Lagerfeld already noticed years ago.

    tim (German)

  82. Jo

    May 13, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Oh, god. The boots! The leggings! The Jumper, the Parka! My alternative youth is alive and well!

    Don't quite get the curvy angle though.

  83. thwany

    May 13, 2010 at 3:05 am

    love the green

  84. DSC808

    May 13, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Yay for short people. Now for short male models!
    What shoes are those? They are fabulous.

  85. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Beautiful – but the smoking is such a turn off!

  86. what dia like

    May 13, 2010 at 3:14 am

    rien qu'en regardant la photo on sait que c'est une allemande!

  87. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 3:14 am

    "it has actually been a little difficult to find samples that fit her correctly but really, who could get past her hair, lips and those legs? She knows that these are her best features and works with us to find looks that suit her best."

    sadly, this is rather typical of the fashion industry. oftentimes, a curvy girl's beauty is pigeonholed as "earthily sexy" and her face–in fact, everything but her body—is used to dominate the photo. not to poin an accusing finger, but this post smarts of there is only one photo, why not choose one of her flaunting her more "challenging" assets?

  88. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 3:25 am

    I agree with jenniferanne, what is so imperfect about being 5'1" and "curvy"? Her body is only imperfect against the standards you are imposing. I think I understand that you were trying to make a positive post about body image, but it came across really negative.


  89. MiracleBox

    May 13, 2010 at 3:26 am

    That girl is absolutely stunning *.*

  90. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 3:39 am

    sure she's cute, but i agree with some that i don't see why you emphasize curves when you don't even see them!!! If she was wear something a little more form fitting to show off her curves in addition to her already great features then i'd comprehend a little bit better. But all you see is a cute girl in layered heavy garments sitting and smoking…. and btw i love to see curvy women embrace their shapes in a (good way that is)…

  91. Molly

    May 13, 2010 at 3:45 am

    How long are you here in Berlin? and what are you doing here exactly? I have been a fan for so long and always seem to miss you when you are in town. would love to run into you.. ;)

  92. candy

    May 13, 2010 at 4:08 am

    I hate that using a girl who is not really thin and tall is such a big deal- it should be the norm to see any kind of girl as a model, thin or otherwise. But appreciate what you're doing. Love her shoes, coat and nice thick hair.

  93. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 4:13 am

    i have to agree with pp sheena. i find myself inspired by tons of stuff in your photos but feel i'd look ridiculous in most because of my shape (which i would describe as "pear"). please keep finding inspiration in women who aren't size 0 & 5'8"+

  94. Cecylia

    May 13, 2010 at 4:27 am

    I want her boots!!!

  95. Whatever

    May 13, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I really have to agree with others. I don't think it's good to post a picture of a curvy girl (60 – 65kg I guess? tss) and then saying that this is an imperfection. I think it's a good start but if you consider "being curvy" as an imperfection you suggest that being superskinny is perfect, which definitely is the wrong thinkt o suggest.

  96. Maria Martinez

    May 13, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Being a hairdresser for so many years,I often scratch below the surface of what make people come alive, and what makes them feel low. I find every time, when I only express the assets,it's the calm in the storm. I appreciate your sincerity. Well said and well done. Best of the best for your shoot.

  97. valia

    May 13, 2010 at 4:55 am

    i totally loved her look!
    i've been looking for a parka like that a year now. can anyone tell me where i could find something like that? big brands please,since i need to find it in greece!
    her hair looks amazing as well.
    that's a pure natural look anyone should fall for

  98. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 5:18 am

    what jenniferanne said….. this is simply a beautiful, edgy typical berlin style girl. she rocks.

  99. SabinePsynopsis

    May 13, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Gorgeous girl! I'm so interested in what kind of clothes you and her will chose. Am going 'home' next month and seeing pictures of Berlin really make me looking forward to it.

  100. M.

    May 13, 2010 at 5:32 am

    beutifull & simple style!


    May 13, 2010 at 5:36 am

    great choice

  102. clementine

    May 13, 2010 at 5:40 am

    this post makes me kind of sad… who is perfect?? what is perfect?? if there exists any kind of perfection in this world, she sure is very close to it… difficult to find samples that fit?! sad… she is a queen!

  103. style

    May 13, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Well said. I get what you're trying to say but looks like you've upset a few people. She does look great either way.

  104. kim

    May 13, 2010 at 6:11 am

    My first comment here though I have been following you with admiration for months.
    I've always loved the way you are able to see people and this one just makes me so happy. Making the advantages bigger than defaults or conveying defaults into perfections… In a world where perfection and appearance are obsessions you highlight attitudes. Thanks for that. And I might come to see you on Monday in Netherlands, I'll be honoured.

  105. Silla

    May 13, 2010 at 6:27 am

    She's absolutely gorgeous, and so is the name Claudia I must say. Those boots are awesome!

  106. Fashionistable

    May 13, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Lovely story and she is beautiful.

  107. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 6:42 am

    i have to say, i don't think she's curvy. Proportional yes, but not curvy…

  108. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 6:45 am

    "you seem like a nice man but describing this model-looking person, who by the way looks 6'1 not 5'1, as an example of the everyday girl with curves isn't uplifting to the rest of us 5'1 everyday curvy girls."

    I have to second this. ):

  109. CurveSmart

    May 13, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Everyone whining about not seeing her curves should wait for the ad campaign Sart shot to go online. Although one would hope there aren't any obscuring parkas covering her up!

    I'm always curious to see what happens when a straight man dresses a curvy woman, esp when he isn't that used to doing it. Please post the results Sart. – models over a size10

  110. Jack Daniel

    May 13, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I like my ladies real. Just like Claude. I don't need no supermodel with no curves, 6'1" and 70 LBS…

  111. renaud roubaudi

    May 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

    she is so beautiful… une beaut

  112. Dhon

    May 13, 2010 at 7:23 am

    love the attitude…

  113. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Being 5'1 myself, I think you tend to come across curvier than what you really are because of the height. I have hips and curves, but I'm still a tiny size. Yay for short women hehe

  114. alexiaki

    May 13, 2010 at 7:30 am

    she really soes look great…i am so jealous of that perfect pout!
    you know how to pick the ones that count!

  115. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 7:32 am

    She's stunning. Such amazing hair! Would love to see more shots of her where she's less covered up. Love that she's 5'1" and hope we might just see some more shorter people on here from time to time.

  116. LMc

    May 13, 2010 at 7:33 am

    She's gorgeous! Smouldering! What a natural beauty. I love that you cast her.

  117. Kathleen

    May 13, 2010 at 7:36 am

    She is no naturally gorgeous! Love the pout, probably natural too. I am small, less than 5 1/2 feet and curvy.
    All my life, I've never fit into "The Clothes". I have had to build my own style. At the age of 50, I am finally comfortable in my own skin and "be damned" those who don't like real women. They are truly missing out because we inhabit about 95% of the Earth:) The secret is loving yourself as you are and knowing how to shop!

  118. cocojones

    May 13, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Or you could get one of those T-shirts with 'Ladies, get your tickets to the gun show' emblazoned on it…!
    She's a very beautiful, striking girl, and I totally agree with the sentiment of playing to your strengths.

  119. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

    the hair is great, but the haircut is just terrible.

  120. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Beautiful shot, except the cigarette..
    It's funny – her name is Claudia and yours is Scott – and this woman looks so much like a norwegain singer, although probably less than half her age.
    The singers name? Claudia Scott! – have a look:

  121. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Please post more of this shoot, would be lovely to see more of how she dresses herself to highlight her beautiful features!

  122. Middleseason

    May 13, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I'm sorry but she seems to me an "everyday girl" in a top model world! She' s not exactly the girl of the neighbour door.

  123. Jean-Seamus Pessoa

    May 13, 2010 at 8:25 am

    She has great hair and sensual lips.
    But the haircut ! no thanks !

  124. sj

    May 13, 2010 at 8:31 am

    What a wonderful post!!! Seriously!! I did want to say something (apologies it is long, but you really inspired me!). Having given up smoking I have found my body is changing shape (not hugely, but it definitely is). From being very skinny I have now developed a nice womanly posterior, and my arms no longer are twiglike. And I really love it!

    However, I did become quite self-conscious and somewhat down in terms of my body not fitting its normal UK size 8-10. I am now a UK size 12 according to H & M. Which seems to have started to cut its clothes very small, which made me feel very unhappy.

    But I decided that was ridiculous, people say I look great and I feel healthy, and it means an opportunity to learn an almost new way of dressing.

    So therefore thank you for this lovely post. Often we as women are so victimised, and pressured to look good and skinny etc. But as you say, and your wonderful blog always emphasises, it is all about individuality and personal style! Long may they live!!


  125. Molly

    May 13, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Yay for short people! Check out the latest issue of the NYTimes that talks about all the successful short people out there!

  126. Anton

    May 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

    'Curves are NOT imperfections. This girl is insanely beautiful and using her as example of "making the most" of an "imperfect" body is completely absurd.'

    Completely agree with Jennifer Anne. This is one of the most beautiful women I have seen on your site, and that is saying a lot! I didn't even register that she was larger and shorter than your average model. That should not be interpreted as a testament to how successfully she has hidden her 'imperfect' figure but rather the irrelevance of these things to her beauty. She is real (as all women, even skinny ones, are) but she is not everyday.

  127. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I personally find it very sad that labels such as "curvy" now have to applied to women who I am sure would be best described as "slim". As a woman I find that this labelling (so often you'll note by men) is an extremely damaging to the self esteem of millions of women who are subject to the fashion world's over pervading image of beauty (thin) and curvy as a kind of metaphor for "not thin". For shame, when I read things like this, it makes me think that the fashion world is merely another trial for women.

  128. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Drop dead gorgeous. I do hope you'll post some photos from the shoot of this stunning girl. Yes, accentuate the positive… More and more I endeavor to be mindful and appreciative of my great health and strong body and mind; without without which one has nothing. Show off those guns!!

  129. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 8:38 am

    she doesn't look short at all. like it a lot

  130. Marita Siddal

    May 13, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I need to speak up, and agree with the wispy chorus of people who point out the condescending, skewed perspective of this post. You imply that you selected this young woman *despite* her curves and *despite* her height and *despite* these "flaws" because she has other assets and features to offset them.

    Nothing is wrong with her frame. Screw your sample sizes. I find it contradictory to basic common sense that the fashion industry doesn't make a larger sample size to tailor in per each individual. Aren't you all supposed to be capable of, I don't know, sewing?

    I have been following your blog for the past six months and until now, I really looked up to you as someone with unique and insightful takes on the world. Today I'm disappointed, and feel that you may very well be on the fringe of the shallow and narrow-minded fashion niche that wields its influence in a manner that often proves very damaging for the self-image of impressionable young people.

  131. joshylola

    May 13, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I love military parka

  132. missmatchbrasil

    May 13, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I?m happy to see someone that is 5?1? here. I?m also short, and feel most of the time excluded just because I?m not 5?10?!

  133. Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    May 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Love this post! I am so glad you reminded us all of beeing nice to ourselves, and focus on our best features! Love it! ;)

  134. HilaryInspired

    May 13, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Scott, thank you so much for highlighting this beautiful young lady today! I am always so happy to see the fashion community embrace a diversity of shapes…isn't that what it's all about anyway…something different and new, individual and unique…I love it and can't wait to see more!

  135. Laguna Beach Trad

    May 13, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Erstaunlich! Wow! This is a beautiful young woman, Sart. She's quite stunning actually. Very sexy. She definitely looks 5'1" (ignore the critics).

    She may be an "everyday girl" in Germany, but in the US your "everyday girl" is usually a bloated and angry creature.

    I love Berlin; one of my favourite cities. Looking forward to more Berlin photos.

  136. champagnetastewithabeerbudget

    May 13, 2010 at 10:04 am

    perfect bangs, killer shoes.

  137. HAL

    May 13, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Stunning woman, I would think she was like 5'9"!

  138. menina raposa

    May 13, 2010 at 10:33 am

    she beautiful but i also like the army jacket&the boots.

  139. Maggie

    May 13, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Please post some pics of the final product (or direct us to where they will be posted)! As another short, curvy lady, I'm intrigued to what you do with the styling.

    Please, more pictures of young women who don't fit into sample sizes. There are more of us out there than off-duty models…

  140. Nicole

    May 13, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Beautiful and mysterious. It's encouraging to hear that you are using a smaller woman in an ad. As a petite woman myself, I always remind myself that it is proportion–not just height–that matters…and attitude matters even more.

  141. proletarian Great Gatsby

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Perfection has always a touch of imperfection.That is life and beauty…and more interesting and wakes up my tenderness.

  142. gentrifyrichmond

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 am

    CurveSmart: most straight men give their opinion that clothes are better when they show off the curves.

    Agreed to a lot of people on here: the only imperfection in this shot is that she covered up her curves. Where's a Mad Men-esque dress when you need one?

  143. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 11:19 am

    OMGosh! Finally. Someone to love.

  144. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Cool! I can totally relate to this, for when a girl knows her best feature… She will most likely stand out than be a commoner! PS I don't wear anything aside from lipstick and everyone can;t get over it!!

  145. lvali

    May 13, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Why is curvy and short considered to be drawbacks that have to be hid?

  146. BULLY

    May 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    She is Amazingly Gorgeous. Claude definitely knows how to tease the camera w/ her beauty..slightly puckered lips hair dangling in her face..This shot almost looks natural

  147. J.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Very simple. I love it!

  148. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Since Claude is a model, I would assume that the 5'1" height is an imperfection, which is just what he means. She plays up her best assets perfectly, namely the hair and mouth. Enough already about not being able to see the curves, he says they're there, period.

  149. pinky

    May 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    flaunt what you got!
    she is fabulous.

  150. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    She reminds me of so many models from the 80s. Just lovely.

  151. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    M65 jackets really are pretty incredible. They both look good and are really warm.

  152. Natkin

    May 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    hi scott u r awesome. great post. very pretty girl.

  153. Madison

    May 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    can we find out where her boots are from? KILLER!

    and i agree, this shot is just amazing all around.

  154. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Curves are imperfections? Only if the standard by which we judge is one guided by an industry that operates on a very narrow definition of beauty.

  155. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I can see her legs unless she is totally out of proportion she is not curvy by any real definition. The average size woman is the US is a 14. Your prospective has been warped by your proximity to fashion people and models. You show woman, many of whom look like they have an eating disorder and are starving themselves. I myself am a size 4 and people like you who throw in a "normal" curvy girl but mostly perpetuate these unrealistic standards of double 00 warp healthy people like myself who eat normal and workout to stay fit and healthy. You should show more regular people of all sizes. I should add that unlike most people in fashion you do show more of a variety. But until this unattainable standard is discontinued and glorified, women will keep killing themselves to achieve it. Please be more responsible.

  156. K. Collier Hayes

    May 13, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    It's wonderful seeing someone petite (in height, of course) on your blog. I, too, am very small (5') with a womanly figure … Trying to find clothes that flatter can be a challenge, but it's so rewarding when you do. Thanks, Scott!

  157. Vicky

    May 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I really really appreciate this post of yours! It uplifting for us petite framed girls. I'm 5'0 and had to struggle with my height in my whole life. This post is such an encouragement. She is absolutely stunning in this picture. I don't know how you took the picture but you made her look taller. There are tricks I know. I just started writing a blog about what I wear. It features my pictures. Some people also commented that I looked taller in the pictures. It's a perception with no comparison.

  158. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I can see her legs unless she is totally out of proportion she is not curvy by any real definition. The average size woman is the US is a 14. Your prospective has been warped by your proximity to fashion people and models. You show woman, many of whom look like they have an eating disorder and are starving themselves. I myself am a size 4 and people like you who throw in a "normal" curvy girl but mostly perpetuate these unrealistic standards of double 00 warp healthy people like myself who eat normal and workout to stay fit and healthy. You should show more regular people of all sizes. I should add that unlike most people in fashion you do show more of a variety. But until this unattainable standard is discontinued and glorified, women will keep killing themselves to achieve it. Please be more responsible.

  159. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Obsessed with Claude! Love her military-style jacket and the bag. What is the bag? It looks like J.W. Hulme.

  160. Dana

    May 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Haha! Your guns. Hilarious. She is beautiful. I really appreciate this post because I myself obsess about the negatives at times and am built like her – but tall.

    It's nice to see a curvy girl in the fashion industry (I love Crystal Renn). Yes, we must enjoy and highlight the beautiful bits and be happy. Highlight guns, gam and buns galore! :)

  161. coco

    May 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    wonderful! just perfect!

  162. Roxana Farahmand

    May 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    MORE of these women, PLEASE! Especially if the photo actually shows the curves. Also, is it possible to get a bigger version of this picture? I want to zoom in on her face and other details like her bag and shoes.

  163. Kelly

    May 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    She's beautiful! Love her laid-back style and those boots!

    Sequins & Shadows

  164. Wanderlusting

    May 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I don't think Sart means that he himself is calling 'Curviness' an imperfection – rather he is reflecting on how society/media/fashion only ravishes those with taller, anorexic physiques.

    The girl is hidden under a coat… she may have a bust big enough that she considers it a flaw, she may have horrible batwing arms (like I do lol) – to her, she is merely covering those parts she doesn't like up and exposing the ones she does (ie, legs, face, etc).

    Unfortunately, we can't see (let's face it, JUDGE) her to see whether she fits our ideal of curvy but we have to take Sart's word on it.

    ** for the record, I think a lot of people are mistaking "CURVY" with "PLUS-SIZE" – Curvy, in my definition, means having an hour glass figure. It doesn't mean she's overweight or fat, and clearly we can see she is neither of those things.

    PS I hate smoking as much as the next person but COME ON PEOPLE get off your PC-wagon. It's Europe, they smoke, deal with it! Doesn't mean YOU have to smoke. And to be honest, I didn't even notice her cigarette (I was trying to find her curves :P)

  165. Nefer

    May 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Really good choice!

  166. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    All for the embracing imperfections message – this site is exemplary at showing the beauty of individuality. Not sure I'm interpreting this right, but having some trouble with the "curves" equals imperfection equation. Would this extremely beautiful girl be less beautiful if her (curvy, large, fat?) body part(s) weren't all covered up? I doubt it.

  167. CW

    May 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Beautiful, yes. Edgy, no. Inexpensive look, yes except for the boots. Army jackets are some of the most practical garments ever made. The one that she's wearing can be picked up online, used for US$ 15 to 20 and new for US$ 40 to 60.

    Please work with this model to uncover her eyes and to display some curves.

  168. Sognatrice

    May 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    God, I love it! Everything's great…and her haircut-amazing!

    The (im)Perfect Harmony

  169. Sara

    May 13, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Lovely. She's beautiful!
    I want her boots


    May 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I love her boots! Great look.

  171. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I'm going to bet that you had no idea how much some readers would take offense to the word curvy. She is gorgeous & quite unique.

  172. cj

    May 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    As Olympia Dukakis said in "Moonstruck", what you don't know about women. You think they are curves? Mr. S, you need to meet a curvy woman. Jacket or no jacket, believe me, she is not a curvy woman. Musha!

  173. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    You nailed it – stop obsessing over what you don't have and start celebrating who you are! It's called living and true beauty comes from the inner glow. I am soooo tired of the lame cookie cutters trying to be more *fill in the blank*

  174. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    May 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I see what you mean – I honestly thought she was your regular model when I just saw the photo, because she seemed to be tall and gorgeous. I am stunned to realize she's just 5'1, especially since I am 5'3… Wow, just wow. I really want to say thanks for not just posting this picture but for giving us more info – it truly is so good to know a "regular" girl is making a real shoot somewhere. And by regular girl I mean not going to the extremes here – just like I don't think it is right to have to be too thin to be a model, I don't think it is right to be unreasonably chubby. There are thousands of healthy girls out there whose bodies are just right for their height. THANK YOU

  175. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    As a curvy and short woman, I just don't get the negative comments. I think she's beautiful, her lips are amazing and I'm so happy she's 5'1". When you are used to seeing statuesque and skinny models, it's just plain fabulous to look at someone who is appreciated for her style no matter what her height or weight is. She doesn't look insecure or self conscious to me.

  176. LKis

    May 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    As a 5'2"-er, I appreciate the look and the curves. Amazing how a "regular girl" can look so chic.

  177. LM Woods

    May 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    totally kissable mouth, I am so jealous

  178. Style-wonderland

    May 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    OMG!!! all the anonymous answers are so judgemental wether she is curvy or not, is that the point???
    It's a beautiful photo and even if she is curvy or not CURVY she is gorgeous! Some people insist on what they believe is right, i say let them believe…
    I really like the photo with the curvy non curvy girl in it. xx

  179. Helena

    May 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm


  180. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    she has amazing cheekbones and hair. she's beautiful. she probably has a naturally small frame judging by her cheekbones. i have trouble telling if she is "curvy" but it does sound a little offensive to call her "very curvy." i still hear curvy as a positive word in my mind, but knowing that it implies a negative connotation, i do think that's a strong phrase!

  181. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    finally, the short girls get some recognition! so in love with this photo.

  182. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    She's got such odd proportions. Really not loving this. She looks odd.

  183. brightlightsbigcity

    May 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I love that your casting curvy models but this picture doesn't display any of her unique qualities. To me it just looks like your average supermodel with a cigarette and frankly cheap looking clothes that aren't very interesting. Disappointing.

  184. Ruci

    May 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    one of my favorite photographs from you.

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  185. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I Like your words and I like the girl…

  186. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    An incredibly beautiful and personally stylish girl. Very curvy – and I don't mean that as big-curvy but really curvy. A perfect body.

  187. Katnani

    May 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Gorgeous girl! Awesome find! Can't wait for more pics!

  188. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Oh boy, this post raised some blood pressure.

    Didn't the author write about highlighting what you love and accepting what you don't and knowing how to make the best of it? Doesn't that sentiment work for everyone, including the model and the eye of the photographer?


  189. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    her face is so sixtieseurobeautiful, but her look is conventional. i would wonder if she would get on here if she just had the outfit going for her?

  190. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    This girl is insanely beautiful. Wherever she goes and whatever she wants she will find her way smoothed by her great beauty. This photo does not reveal much of her body shape and the word 'curvy' has many connotations, as readers have pointed out. Kylie Minogue has never appeared to have a problem being shorter than the Western average. So what I'm left with here is a picture of an exceptionally beautiful girl in very ordinary clothes, photgraphed by an exceptionally talented photographer. And while I appreciate it, I don't see much that's new here.

  191. Gloria

    May 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I've seen lots of photos with girls that dress nice,but every now and then I find something special, that captures my atention. Great job

  192. Carolina

    May 14, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Bravo. Well said, she is amazing and we could all learn a thing or two about playing up our assets.

  193. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I don't know Claude but I think she doesn't like girly clothes that play up her curves. And I think that is the amazing part – that she likes a particular cool edgy boyish look that would normally only work on a tall stick-think model figure. And yet she makes it work!!

    Isn't that fantastic? That she can pursue the look she wants and nail it despite her body 'imperfections'?

    To suggest that she wear a dress to show off her curves to prove her 'curviness' or to say that she cannot be considered curvy misses the point completely!

  194. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 3:17 am

    lol she isn't curvy! She's quite slim. I don't know what your idea of curvy is, but if you consider Claude to be 'normal' then I don't know what you'd think of a woman with real curves.

  195. jenniferanne

    May 14, 2010 at 4:03 am

    "Didn't the author write about highlighting what you love and accepting what you don't and knowing how to make the best of it? Doesn't that sentiment work for everyone, including the model and the eye of the photographer?"

    The problem is the notion that there's anything imperfect about being short or having a shapely figure to begin with. These characteristics aren't flaws, but rather, variations on the human body that make each person uniquely appealing. It makes me want to poke my eyes out when people in fashion cheerfully pretend they have a positive and inclusive attitude because they can admit a woman under 5'9 and over size 2 is beautiful.

    OF COURSE this woman is beautiful. No "in spite of's" necessary.

  196. Laurence John

    May 14, 2010 at 5:53 am

    loads of men find petite women sexy but it gets overlooked somehow in the media's obsession with tall and thin.

  197. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 6:43 am

    shes curvy?!!
    haha no wayy
    thats ridiculous the fashion industry has gone too far..

  198. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Love her hair <3

  199. Poivre Monkey

    May 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

    she is so beautifull

  200. Karen

    May 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Very nice photo, Scott! I was immediately captured by the colors in it, especially the background with the green contrasting against her dark outfit. I think Claude is gorgeous and I love her hair! I was thinking of growing my bangs out but this picture makes me want to cut them again.

    I think I definitely learned over the years to dress up my best assets as well (I'm 5'2 1/2" and my best assets are my legs)

    Cool post! I'd like to see more photos of Claude sans parka.

  201. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Oh please, loose the cigarette kitten

  202. femmefraiche

    May 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I've been contemplating getting some bangs that are styled like hers. What shape of face do you think I need to pull that off? Do they work on everyone?

  203. Joanne

    May 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I love the coat, the purse, and the boots! :)

  204. Katie

    May 14, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    This picture is doing exactly what it is suppose to. It's making a 5'1" curvy woman look like a typical model in any fashion picture; taller, thinner and more beautiful than in person (althought I'm sure she's a beaut in person). That's the point of camera angels and picking the right outfit. It's no wonder no one can see her "curves" you aren't suppose to. That's the reality of fashion. Hiding imperfections to SELL stuff. We all hide our imperfections everyday (shaving/waxing, dyeing, dieitng, makeup, high heels, surgery, you get the point). We put ourselves together everyday to sell ourselves as something we may not necessarily be when we wake up in the morning. We should just appreciate how beautiful she looks in the picture and Scott's photographic talent.

  205. fake handbags

    May 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    just awesome!

  206. Re

    May 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Of course, Claude is a beauty! Her lokk, oh my gor, is awesome, just perfect, minus the cigarrete!
    She cud be prettier if she wouldn't be an smoker.. that kind of attitude re4ally ruins any marvelous look, for sure.
    Great pic, though.

  207. I love this look..She looks so cool and collected yet aware of her mannerisms. Which is something I have yet to master. Most of the photos I'm in I look like a mix of Skeletor and Alien. lol!

  208. elle

    May 14, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    She definately is beautiful. I like this post a lot. I like that you present a good example of how to focus on our assets and not stress on what needs to be "fixed." Thanks.

  209. inclassy

    May 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    love this look!!!

  210. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    she is indeed beautiful, but hardly curvy as you say.

    On the subject of real curves, would love to see more photos of "real" women on your blog. Plus size etc. We know how to dress also, you know, even though the fashion industry would have us believing otherwise.

  211. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Absolutely stunning.

  212. Lewis

    May 14, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Great commentary, I must say! It took me way to long to figure out the flaunting!

  213. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I must write something. In North America "curvy" for many people means overweight. Seriously. When American magazines feature a woman with "real curves", she is often quite overweight, and this has always bothered me. I am very slim but have been called curvy before, and it's actually ridiculous that so many people are angry that this photo has been labeled as that of a "real, everyday girl." Just because she is not over weight, does not mean she doesn't have curves. And where I live, many girls around my age (which is probably around Claude's age) can be called curvy and slim simultaneously.

  214. totallyvain

    May 15, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Beautiful! Love the shoes.

  215. Blanchine.

    May 15, 2010 at 6:37 am

    love the blue touch of the sweater!

  216. Sox L. Cillian

    May 15, 2010 at 7:12 am

    so amazing!!
    as always!

  217. Anonymous

    May 15, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Very chic girl! very like this photo!!

  218. Alex

    May 15, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Love the hair!

  219. agirlastyle

    May 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

    She's just gorgeous. I love that you photograph real women on here, showing that you don't have to be 5.11" and pencil thin to be chic and stylish.

    Miss B xx

  220. polka dot

    May 15, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Claude/Claudia is lovely.

    Guess you have to file this one under 'you can't win', Scott! I can see what you're trying to say.. you mean she's heavier and shorter than 'industry standards' (God I hate that phrase) but you can't say that, of course, so use words like curvy & petite.

    And the smoking issue! I inadvertently sparked off a whole hoo hah with this post:

    And the conclusion everyone came to? Exactly what you said in your post: to thine own self be true.

  221. Anonymous

    May 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Looks a lot like Lara Stone, but with a very charming and personal beauty.Killer lips and eyes!Thank God curves are back…

  222. Anonymous

    May 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Very nice pic, love the boots, love the coat too. Berlin is such a creative and inventive city, there are a lot of designers and fashionable people.

    though in my opinion, the problem with this post is the association between "regular girl being curvy and 5"1" and "imperfections". Another reminder that nowadays, being short or curvy means… being unperfect ? Then, thank god people like me who are indeed 5"1 don't care and keep on trying to look as good as possible everyday. And finding clothes is not so easy…

    I normally don't comment, but wanted to share my feeling on this one ;)


    May 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    She is beautiful!

  224. Sami

    May 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Nice shoes!


  225. Lauren

    May 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    This photo is absolutely gorgeous and Claude is beautiful and inspiring, but I think referring to this small girl as "curvy" and characterizing her shape as an "imperfection" are ridiculous. I remember you mentioned not too long ago that less-than-perfect (i.e. older or curvier) women hesitate to be photographed– I think we just discovered the reason why.

  226. Caroline

    May 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Let's consider… why is it that her curves aren't one of her "best features"? She's beautiful and I bet her curves are, too. It's a shame she feels the need to downplay them.

  227. Sadie

    May 15, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I am very surprised at some of the negative reactions to the word "curvy". Claude is very obviously curvy-from her bow lips to her shapely calves-this is not an insult and nor is it an implication that she is over weight.
    Perhaps people should educate themselves before they get defensive? Curves refer to a shape-not weight. Women can be very slim and still shapely.
    I can't help but judge-paranoia about labelling people curvy is very American. Where I come from it is a compliment.

  228. pdaervo

    May 16, 2010 at 5:19 am

    As I am also 5'1" and curvy, THIS EXCITES ME!
    I hope to see more from her in the future.

  229. Anonymous

    May 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

    honestly I find this picture very interesting and inspiring for the style it represents (e.g. great boots, purse) … but her glimpse is a bit too artifact – in the attempt of looking naturally absorbed. it kind of disturbs the whole composition…

  230. kristine

    May 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm


  231. nainai

    May 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    her hair so touchable. yeah she do know how to play up her best assets, not only i love the photos here, also the little writing to go with it. i am your biggest fan-the sartorialist!

  232. Filuzi

    May 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I can see why she hates the name of Claudia- she has that Claudia Schiffer mouth and of course she doesn't want to be a double ;)

  233. Le 21ème

    May 16, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Love the green leaves and her red hair!


  234. Katie

    May 17, 2010 at 6:16 am

    I adore her heavy fringe.

  235. Anonymous

    May 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Scott, I thought your photography was about real people and the street. Clearly, you know nothing about either if you view this girl's imperfections as not being able to fit into a size 0. Remember, a runway show is just that, a "show" and not reality.

  236. joanaddicted

    May 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    no it's not just the tempting lips, the strong hair and the impressive (but well known) shoes… It's her attitude of what french say 'je m'en fous'.. she is totally charming cause she goes like 'i know i'm gorgeous but i don't give a shit'

  237. Becky

    May 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Hey Sart,

    As always, an amazing photo of a stunning girl. But please add me to the bevy of your readers who take umbrage at the idea that being curvy or short is even remotely "imperfect."

    One of the reasons I love this site is because it expands my views of what constitutes chic, stylish, or beautiful. So posts with an editorial stance like this really disappoint me.

  238. See Your Style

    May 18, 2010 at 12:32 am

  239. Anonymous

    May 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    she's like B Bardot germany,with red hair!!!

  240. masood_sarah

    May 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    does anyone know where i can find these boots?

  241. Eilish

    May 20, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Beautiful Photo !

  242. Marcela

    May 22, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Her hair is perfection.

  243. Iris Moulton

    May 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Beautiful! Where can I see more of Claude? I have a similar shape, and would love to see more fashion inspiration from such a beautiful woman.

  244. Katharine

    May 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    more of her soon please?

  245. A the petite

    May 23, 2010 at 2:21 am

    I literally cried looking at this photo. I'm 5'1", curvy by your standards and love fashion. I've been in a lot of the cities you frequent, but I always got the feeling that if we overlapped, you wouldn't find a short woman like me fashionable enough to shoot– no matter what she was wearing. Thank you for this. Claude/Claudia made me like myself, and think about a new kind of beauty.

  246. Beth Ruby

    May 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I dont think she looks "very curvy" at all.
    I know the parka is covering her up, but still.
    She is obviously a stunner though.

  247. Viola

    May 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Most beautiful shot to this day! Love it, makes me feeling so, uhm, sensitive and aware about that what we need is to be real. I try every day, and this was a good kick in the but to try to relax. Where are the shoes from?

  248. Zensurfer

    May 25, 2010 at 12:38 am

    more shots of Claude please. and especially those curves :)

  249. Cecily

    May 26, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Sart, as a small and curvy girl, I BEG you at show some pictures of her curves in clothes, perhaps from the shoot? Nothing would delight me more!

    Her style is so confident and sexy

  250. Mary

    May 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    i want hair like that

  251. clancey

    May 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    if she's "curvy", it's quite a waste that she's not wearing something that shows off her form! us curvy ladies have to take fashion back! it used to be ours, and it can be again! vivent les rondelles, if i may

  252. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 3:22 am


  253. alisa

    May 30, 2010 at 3:23 am

    love this picture. but does anyone know the make of the boots??? dying to know..

  254. Anonymous

    June 28, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Very, very edgy – LOVE everything about the pic except the overly ordinary jacket… but in this case, it does not look out of place

  255. Anonymous

    July 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    so good to see people being cast that are curvy, tinier than stick-thin models. bravo!

  256. Zbarsky

    July 3, 2010 at 5:15 am

    she has a pair of the hottest legs Ive seen in a while

  257. Tess

    July 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    More pics please!

  258. Anonymous

    August 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    love love love love its my favourite post and picture, oh yeah we are obsessed about our own imperfections but live is amazing and now i know i should love myself, thank you and Claude!!!

  259. Oley

    September 6, 2010 at 11:56 am

    its true? there are people that gorgeous.

  260. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Best it's best look

  261. Natasha

    August 19, 2011 at 11:25 am

    It’s a gorgeous picture and her shoes are amazing!
    You can also tell she is in fact 5’1 it’s just the angle of the shot that makes her appear taller.

  262. NATASHA ** #2

    December 1, 2011 at 1:45 am

    i don’t know why everyone is so mad at you for describing these girls as being bigger “curvy” than THE MAJORITY in the fashion world. i think it’s lovely the way you describe them. your honesty. it’s honesty, and everyone else is afraid to admit. these women are beautiful. and i know, i can tell, by your words that what you’re saying is intended in the kindest way. it’s so refreshing to see a WOMAN. i wish more ladies in fashion looked like this.

    you can’t deny the dark side of the fashion industy, YOU CAN’T. i don’t know if you’ve ever seen a model a high fashion model in person but they are literally walking sticks. they look “bigger” in pictures.

    this girl is gorgeous. i wish there were more like her.

  263. Florian

    December 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Nice – where did you stay in Berlin?

  264. fateme

    December 23, 2012 at 3:13 am

    she is the real sartorilist…
    you shuld take more photo of these girls…

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