Thursday, April 22, 2010

On the Street…..Dangerous Curves, Tokyo


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  1. Fiona Graham

    April 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    She'd look gorgeous if she didn't have that starbucks drink in her hand. Support your local independent coffee shop folks!

  2. Allison

    April 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    love this. the hair style, the lips, the jacket, the shades, the lace, the tiny necklace, the nails. chic.


    April 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Great lips! Great hair! Love the bounce.

  4. bones

    April 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    those lips!

  5. KlassyWithaK

    April 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    She's pulls off the haircut so well!

  6. annie

    April 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    totally agree with fiona about the sturbucks coffe :)

  7. Aline Brunello

    April 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Military coat + lace + coffee!
    She is in style!
    I love her sunglasses…

  8. SARA

    April 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    She's like a doll!



  9. Smalls

    April 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Starbuck's was a local coffee shop once. Don't hate them because they're successful.

  10. Stef

    April 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

  11. Caught the Light

    April 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Maybe the Starbucks makes her a modern classic?

  12. tatsu_kato

    April 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I love her military jacket and that top. Her whole outfit flows so well with her over all image. Very pretty

  13. KyleCuviello

    April 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    cool hair/cool jacket

    ..though i GET it..i dont totally agree with the coffee shop comments – that drink looks delicious i dont care where its from.

  14. Cloud of Secrets

    April 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I feel like she's started so many different looks here — glossy 1950s hair, Victorian lace, bold military, dangerous aviators, long decorated nails, and that very modern delicate trace of a necklace. I suppose the mix is a look in itself. I wonder what she's got on her nether half?

    I'm fascinated by that tiny necklace. I'll bet it costs thousands of dollars!

  15. SarahAnn

    April 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    What a beauty.

  16. Jonathan Burton

    April 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm


  17. Aislin

    April 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    i think the starbucks is adorable. its real. its a nice contrast to her ethereal quality.

  18. Louis

    April 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    beautiful… like a Barbie!!!

  19. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    she is really hot!

  20. Kazuko

    April 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    this is perfection. and i have to agree with aislin – the starbucks makes it real (how funny what a controversy that starbucks thingy actually caused)


    April 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Fiona Graham – Re your Starbucks comment. I agree, one should always support your local coffee joint. Only problem is that there really isn't a lot of other options for coffee in Japan except for Starucks. Every time I go to Japan I have no choice but to go to Starbucks for coffee.

  22. Tiffers

    April 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    <3 love her style and the shot's framing.
    And to the first commenter… Fiona, that city is not NYC, SF, or LA. It's Tokyo. It's like, one of the most commercialised city on the planet.

  23. Blanchine.

    April 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    amazing shot, doll face and I also love her outifit for the little I can see!

  24. casey

    April 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    i'd feel better about myself if i didn't believe people this beautiful and perfectly put together, roam the earth. such sensational style.

  25. Maggie

    April 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I would KILL for that hair.

  26. natalie

    April 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    one of my favorites for you. stunning.

  27. Maija

    April 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Great. Hair. Can't get over great hair. She is very pretty in every aspect, not the least because of what she's wearing. I would love to wear each piece, though the aviators are in my opinion an added extra, that this time don't fit with the rest of the outfit..they seem a bit too heavy, sporty and plastic( like they are ;)) in comparison with the lightness of the lacy dress. But still, an outfit I really like!

  28. Clare

    April 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    She looks gorgeous, she has a perfect doll like face!

    tweet tweet tweet


  29. BlumeBloom

    April 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Oh wow! She is so perfect, it's almost scary.

  30. neha

    April 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    the sunglasses are great

  31. phd in yogurtry

    April 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I love her blouse.. looks like it's made from sheer dining room curtains but it works here.

  32. AnastasiaC

    April 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    love the delicate lace top teamed with the hard military jacket…gorgeous hair!!!

  33. tiarastrash

    April 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm

  34. SheSpoke

    April 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Her hair-colour is perfection. So many asians get absolutely destroyed by colorists who don't understand how to avoid the atrocious, cheap-looking red tones that emerge when you lighten asian hair…this girl is lucky!

  35. TheFashionAddict

    April 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    love that top, and her hairstyle. what a gorgeous photo

  36. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Don't drink Starbucks because they make terrible coffee. That said, love this, absolutely gorgeous.


    April 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I love her hair and the lace top combined with the band jacket screams fashionista.

  38. Doremy

    April 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    the super delicate necklace does it for me

  39. buffalostreetstyle

    April 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    she is gorgeous, the photo is gorgeous… my favorite part is that tiny, delicate, unassuming necklace. just perfection, in total.

  40. SarahOlin

    April 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    These Tokyo images are AMAZING

  41. Mo

    April 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    very lovely!


  42. Ocean in Between

    April 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    she can't be real! gorgeousness in its truest sense.

  43. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Japanese street wear is the most exciting thing since Carnaby Street. Right on!

  44. aleksandra

    April 22, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Chic, sophisticated, glamour, and beautiful face. It is my favourite photo.

  45. Claire

    April 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    starbucks is local for me and it was once an independent coffee shop, plus starbucks is probably the only coffee shop around in japan

  46. O Bernas

    April 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    lovely !

  47. Lisa Petrarca

    April 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    The simple romantic blouse paired with the classic jacket & the coopie doll like face…perfect!

  48. sean

    April 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm


  49. Moriah

    April 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    she looks perfectly stunning! :D

  50. HELI

    April 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    she looks amazing style.

  51. Victoria Karkoulas

    April 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    one of my favourites already. somewhat reminiscent of tamara de lempicka. hair and lips are perfection.

  52. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    It's funny that talking about "coffee" a lot here … as said… there isn't too much choice for take away coffee in Tokyo. There are some Japanese coffee chain shops like Doutor though…which is much cheaper but good!

    She is cute!

  53. David Nakamura

    April 22, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    She's so elegant!

  54. sayaka

    April 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    there are other take-away coffee shops in japan (doutor or excelsiorcaffe).

    i am really enjoying these tokyo posts. i love japan!

  55. alabdin

    April 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I agree with Caught the Light in his comment that Starbucks makes her a modern classic.

    The hair style, the delicate lace top, and the necklace marries femininity with modernity inspired by the shades and Starbucks. The way she's wrapping her military jacket around her shoulders enriches this feminine look of hers and adds refinement.

    Thanks for sharing!

  56. The Day After You Die

    April 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    You should look past and not honor what type of cup she is holding.
    She is "put together" nicely (hair, skin, nails,)I actually like the cup. It's as if she could be behind you in line, at said cafe' shop. That no one here like's ,yet can't stop talking about..

  57. SallyO

    April 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    She's gorgeous! After your last few shots in Tokyo, I was beginning to think everybody in Japan dresses like cartoon characters. This is a refreshing change!

  58. Christopher

    April 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Unfortunately, for the most part Tokyo doesn't have independent coffee shops the way that, say, New York or other cities in the U.S. does. There are a series of Japanese chains that I would argue make worse coffee than Starbucks, at an equally high cost as Starbucks. (Starting price for anything in a Starbucks in Japan is over $3, including regular drip coffee). So the coffee lover is in a bit of jam in Japan where Starbucks often presents the least bad option when out on the town – disappointing but true.

  59. a la Modest

    April 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Oh I love the hair!! What a 60s looking chic. I love it.

  60. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Ethereal. She could be in a movie.

  61. Lenka James

    April 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I agree with the first comment she would look better without the starbucks

  62. Lena ♥

    April 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I lover her lacy top+ military cardi!so cute!

  63. JK

    April 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    This is just simply, and stunningly beautiful.

  64. Sofie

    April 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Gorgeous hair!

  65. Catharine

    April 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    my absolute favorite on the Sartorialist thus far.

  66. KC

    April 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    i love the contrast between the jacket and the blouse. and her hair is amazing.


    April 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Loving this, such a beautiful composition. And I am a big fan of the contrasts "pretty in delicate lace" vs "rock n roll" attitude in bold aviators… Tom Ford?

  68. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Great photograph, but her tacky nail decoration detracts from her classic look.

  69. Frances

    April 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Where are these alleged 'dangerous curves'?

  70. The Photodiarist

    April 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Incredible portrait.

  71. Yoli

    April 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    GORGEOUS! She has a little Jackie "O" going on in that look. Perfection.

  72. Kristijonas

    April 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm


    And Starbucks is amazing.

  73. Littlest Owl

    April 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    She looks like those beautiful dames in Osamu Tezuka mangas!


  74. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful. She immediately reminded me of the actress in "Monsoon Wedding."

  75. Brigadeiro

    April 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    How absolutely adorable & gorgeous!

  76. Fuji Files

    April 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    A favorite! Lovely lace and a mix of other fun trends, like the nails! I want to wake up each morning with that hair (already styled!)

    xx FujiFiles

  77. Emmalee

    April 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Like a modern Audrey Hepburn. Love it.
    A side note, I am bothered by the comments about her looking like a "doll." I can't tell you how many times I get told I look like a "china doll," and it's demeaning. It perpetuates the idea that East Asian women are objects, not people, that they are delicate and child-like, therefore subservient, and that all East Asians look the same.
    This woman in no way is dressed in a lolita style, and if it weren't known that this shot was taken in Tokyo, her racial identity would likely not be recognized. If you think she has porcelain-like skin, say so, but please be aware of the connotations the word "doll" carries.

  78. Tanya

    April 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    oh, that hair!…

  79. Copious Couture

    April 23, 2010 at 12:04 am

    what an amazing picture!!!! so stunning!


  80. Marissa

    April 23, 2010 at 12:15 am

    love it! the outfit is so chic, i want that jacket!

  81. Little Lovables

    April 23, 2010 at 12:18 am

    she is a true beauty

  82. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 12:20 am

    super good. kind of eerie

  83. dubsound512

    April 23, 2010 at 12:23 am

    trade the plastic cup for a hurricane glass and I can suspend disbelief

  84. Joshua

    April 23, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Looks like fun.

  85. Katie

    April 23, 2010 at 12:50 am

    What an accurate title: dangerous curves. :)

  86. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 12:51 am

    She's supremely glamorous without the high fashion threads? She manages to transform an ugly plastic straw into a very seductive prop?? She oozes Veronica Lake mystique without the slightest effort??? I bow to her.


  87. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 12:52 am

    WOW!! so beautiful she is….delicate.. fragile..naive….

  88. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I love the contrast of textures and styles. Soft delicate lace against the tough, strong-lined jacket is a perfect pairing. Loving the pinup-y pout and hair!

  89. Heidi

    April 23, 2010 at 1:17 am

    I love this. Starbucks and all. I actually like the Starbucks in the photo.. along with that necklace and her hair. And her lips! Perfecto :).

  90. Lauren

    April 23, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I want to be her.

  91. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 1:26 am

    SO CUTE!

  92. Marta

    April 23, 2010 at 2:27 am

    So beatiful!
    I'm loving your Japan images!

  93. Nick

    April 23, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Hoty hoty
    hot pants!

  94. San

    April 23, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Whoa, she is sexy as hell. She is my new fashion idol.

    This shows that you don't have to be Pam Anderson to be sexy.

  95. annie markantonatou

    April 23, 2010 at 2:43 am

  96. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Is that jacket Stella McCartney for GAP kids?

  97. David

    April 23, 2010 at 3:20 am

    i am asian myself and i have never seen an asian person with as full of lips as on this girl. Yet, countries like South Korea and Japan are notorious for plastic surgery.

  98. TorontoVerve.:

    April 23, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Love her look…and the naturalness of this photo….

  99. Closet full of hopes and dreams

    April 23, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Great picture! Can I just buy her hair somewhere???! I also love the way she wears the cardigan over her shoulders.

  100. Céci

    April 23, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Oh yes, dangerous, because now I want to cut my hair!

  101. Rosalene

    April 23, 2010 at 3:50 am

    What a future this kid has got – lips, hair, style and class! Shame about the Starbucks!

  102. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 4:01 am

    love the hair, glasses, lips and necklace. The nails make me want to puke.

  103. Sara Bentley

    April 23, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Great outfit and style.

  104. red rose

    April 23, 2010 at 4:17 am

    she is gorgeus!
    the jacket, the lace blouse, the hair…

  105. notsurebut

    April 23, 2010 at 4:21 am

    spans the decades but is bang up to date how clever is that? well apart from the revolting looking gloop in the cup……….

  106. agnes szucs

    April 23, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Ah! Lolita!

  107. Stephen

    April 23, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Great photo. Nearly everything about her is so fluid, round, smooth. The hair, lips, glasses, cheeks, neckline of the blouse. Juxtaposed nicely with the sharp military jacket.

    You've outdone yourself in the land of the rising sun.


  108. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 4:32 am

    So beautiful. I want her hair! Thanks for sharing.

  109. airSpace

    April 23, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Sweet girl! Nice pictures!

  110. KohCo

    April 23, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Asian pride.
    LOVING all the Tokyo images.
    But this outfit is amazing. And her hair! And the sunnies! Far too adorably glam!


  111. FashionandorStuff

    April 23, 2010 at 4:50 am

    This girl has great style! She is absolutely beautiful. Her hair is so retro

  112. Rihass

    April 23, 2010 at 5:04 am

    A great portrait

  113. olsi

    April 23, 2010 at 5:40 am

    quite sexy

  114. The Sluice Box

    April 23, 2010 at 5:45 am

    The soft wash of lighting is stunning…a gorgeous image.

  115. SPEETway

    April 23, 2010 at 5:59 am

    I love the shirt!
    great picture!!

  116. Isobel Saoirse

    April 23, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I now know what kind of haircut I want! Gorgeous!

  117. lumikha

    April 23, 2010 at 6:14 am

    the shirt, the jacket, and that pose! :)

  118. Gianluca Senese

    April 23, 2010 at 6:22 am

  119. Alexej

    April 23, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Scott,your photos are getting better every week.This one is very original.And the girl is great.

  120. vanitography

    April 23, 2010 at 7:00 am

    She is GORGEOUS, what a terrific picture!

  121. Joanna Roman

    April 23, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Chic! Pretty! And Nabokov Lolita's alike :)…hmmm… definitely these curves could be very dangerous! :D

  122. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful! <3

  123. Style-wonderpart2

    April 23, 2010 at 8:32 am

  124. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Too hot for words…

  125. kaye

    April 23, 2010 at 8:50 am

  126. Anna Felizola

    April 23, 2010 at 9:01 am

    wow! look at her lips! and HAIR!!! love it!

  127. Yumi

    April 23, 2010 at 9:07 am

    She is beautiful yes, and I do love this photo. However, as someone who is half-Japanese I do think that her lips are a little too suspiciously inflated.

  128. Jane

    April 23, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Reminds me of Dsquared Fall 2009 when all the models had sunglasses and Starbucks.

  129. dawn-marie

    April 23, 2010 at 9:18 am

    What a devine photo.

  130. pearshapes

    April 23, 2010 at 9:31 am

    wow. really beautiful.

  131. Kimberly

    April 23, 2010 at 9:45 am

    great shot!

  132. Style Souk

    April 23, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Her lips! Forget Angelina Jolie, this is cherubic pillow-soft perfection…

  133. Ashley Arostegui

    April 23, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I only look this put together in my wildest dreams. What a gem.

  134. saradowle

    April 23, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Beautiful dress!

  135. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Anyone know who makes those sunglasses??

  136. Princesa

    April 23, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I want my hair just like that!!!!!!!!! it's gorgeous!

  137. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Perfect, everything about this photo is perfect.

  138. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 11:02 am

    killer lips!

  139. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 11:15 am

    She does look adorable but as an Asian woman who is constantly inundated (by friends, relatives and Asian media) with tips, news and gossip regarding the latest plastic surgery trends, I am 99.9% certain that her lips (ESP. the upper one), nose and her eyes were all altered. How can I tell about her eyes you ask? The glimpse of her right eye through the tiny space between her aviators. If you look carefully, you'll see how round and perfect her eye (and eyelid) is – 99.9% of the time, this is achieved through surgery. Second, her nose has no bumps and is perfectly straight. Although in her case, to achieve a more "natural" nose, she didn't get that extra lift on the bridge that many women get. And lastly, 99.9% of Asians do not have lips like those. And even if we did, do we know any people whose upper and lower lips are different sizes from one another? Now, I'm no plastic surgeon but I'm surrounded on a daily basis by women (many Asian) who have gotten work done on their faces. And in Japan (and Asia in general), plastic surgery is so common that even pre-teens get them and it's no longer as taboo as it once was. Not hating or anything. Just saying.

  140. opinion

    April 23, 2010 at 11:15 am

    her style is quite refreshing – not like the stereotypical out-of-this-world styles that magazines like FRUIT publish, and not like the run-of-the-mill trends that most commercial Japanese magazines publish

    -as for the Starbucks…I agree but there are very few to-go coffee places in Japan. Local coffee shops rarely offer the to-go option, unless you have your own coffee tumbler.

  141. TheKiwiBex

    April 23, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Her hair and the top are lovely…

  142. Shana

    April 23, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I came here to look at the pictures, but am finding another sight more interesting to consider:
    That of people dissecting the same photograph of a person and with two strong opposite opinions of its cultural representations & beauty.
    A question: Would we scrutinize the same people in the same way if we were to see them in real life?

    Afshan from

  143. grizzlesnort

    April 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Beautiful. (And I prefer Starbucks to Gauloises in her hand anytime.)

  144. mark42

    April 23, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Sgt Pepper Jacket with fake nails and Oh, so plumpy lips. So gorgeous!

  145. Huda

    April 23, 2010 at 11:58 am

    a modern Jackie 'O' from Tokyo. Its a powerful yet soft image that beckons you on.

  146. The Fall

    April 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    this is SUCH a fantastic photo,

    check out my blog if you have time :)

  147. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Asian version of Angelina Jolie!! Beautifuuuulll!!

  148. ax_ELLE

    April 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Love this, gorgeous picture. And that Starbucks looks DELICIOUS!
    Xo Xo-Axelle

  149. William

    April 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Amazing hair and the pleating in the blouse. Everything.. gorgeous. @Fiona Graham Coffee Culture is pretty much defined by Starbucks in Japan. This isn't Western culture, but if it was I'd totally agree :)

  150. Catastrophy

    April 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    If only my hair would stay that way for a day. Sigh… And those nails….longer sigh….

    I simply have to respond to the comment re that she may had work done. I'm Asian with full lips and double eye lids. And last time I looked lots of people like me where I live. Women as well as men. 99.9% may be a gross over estimation. Besides, she could mixed race. Just saying…

  151. Allison Berlin

    April 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Beautiful photograph! Military Jackets are in this season and we almost don't want it to get warmer so we can still keep wearing them!

  152. Beth Ruby

    April 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    That hair cut + that jacket thrown casually over her shoulders = perfection.
    Another wonderful shot, Sart.

  153. Helena

    April 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Finally a beautiful photo and model from Tokyo!

  154. ysuaher

    April 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I love the way she dress.
    Is too chic, i think his style is absoluty classic.
    When i saw the photo I remember Ralph Laurent, burberry collections .

  155. @emllewellyn

    April 23, 2010 at 1:49 pm


  156. emily

    April 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    hot rollers–love it!

  157. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Catastrophy: I agree with your comment about the over estimation, though that percentage sounded more like facetiousness to me than anything else, as well as that there are indeed Asians who are born with more Western features than others but this woman's face in the photo kind of looks too "constructed." (sorry, can't really think of another term right now.) It may just be the quality of the photograph or her makeup. Either way, she does look beautiful.

  158. Isobel

    April 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    @anonymous 11.15.
    I think you are being quite presumptuous about this girl, particularly considering how little you can see in this picture. as a doctor, i coudn't possibly imagine being "99.9% sure" on anything regarding surgery from seeing a fashion shot, so your conclusions are ridiculous.

    also, how do we know she is asian? she could even be mixed race? i think assuming such negative things about her based on her appearance is exactly the type of attitude that leads people to elective cosmetic surgery.

    and to contradict your statement, many people do have fuller upper rather than lower lips, myself included and if she had had surgery, this would more than likely have been corrected.

    whether or not she has is irrelevant, but i choose to belive she has not. she is a beaut.

  159. kagitsune

    April 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    She's probably a model… just look at how she presents herself.

    Also, this entire outfit is pure understated WIN. :D

  160. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Good morning, hair rollers! Good bye, straightening iron!

  161. anon

    April 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    To find an Asian with lips like that, do a Google search for "Princess Chulaborn"

    Trust me, her lips have looked like that forever. Some Asians, especially those with a bit of Southeast Asian blood in them, have larger lips than Northern Asians.

  162. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Wow – Great photo! A sexist description to make of a woman but she truly does look like a doll.

    I wonder if the subjects of these photos ever read these comments and if so, how they feel about the various assessments that are made of them? I suppose for this photo, the 2 subjects would be this young lady and Starbucks?

    Scott – ever consider doing intereview sessions with your models and give a voice to their photos? I imagine it to be quite interesting.

  163. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    This photo made me gasp. Whether she has had work done or not, she is absolutely stunning – an amazing shot.

  164. Devi

    April 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I want to lips and hairstyle. wow.

  165. Jen Madigan Photography

    April 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    So chic – this photo is amazing.

  166. jaine

    April 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    she looks gorgeous! great lighting.

  167. Mina

    April 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    so cool! what a fantastic photo

  168. Hannah

    April 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I think the Starbucks makes it a real. Otherwise this could be a model from a magazine. I like it.

  169. designer t-shirts

    April 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    What Fiona said! All the cool kids have the vital accessory of 'Starbucks chic'

  170. Chou Chou Design

    April 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I emailed you years ago about checking out the sartorialists in Tokyo. And I am happy that you are really there now!


  171. Jens

    April 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Lips look fake to me, folks. Botox should be the dominating theme of the discussions, not Starbucks.

  172. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    People stop being jealous and making silly assumptions, she is perfectly natural.

  173. FindingFashionland

    April 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    and love the nails ofcourse

  174. Kiran Chhabria

    April 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Love her look and what I love most is the fact that she's drinking a full fat Frapp.. with whipped cream to boot!

    Regarding the whole coffee and fake lip discussion, can't we just focus on the beauty of a picture and leave prejudice out of it?? Moreover, whether her lips are "done" or not, she's still a gorgeous girl.

  175. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    her lips are simply luxurious! amazing! the hair is also stunning… i'm in love!

  176. Tamara

    April 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    The one thing I haven't noticed anyone comment on, and I didn't read all the comments, so someone might have mentioned it, is the necklace. It's soooooo delicate, just the perfect little accessory for the perfect modern doll.

  177. maximum

    April 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I don't think anyone's really denied her beauty (Starbucks seems to be getting mixed reviews though). People are just stating what they are viewing, perhaps even offering their own interpretation of what the concept of "beauty" means now.

    This is a fashion blog. Being judgmental is a prerequisite, sugar.

  178. Life Orchard

    April 23, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Dear god, I want those glasses. The picture is kinda very perfect. Grr.

  179. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Sigh. There are plenty of asians with full lips and/or double eyelids. Please stop assuming that all asian girls with western-ish features (i.e. not the stereotypical asian perpetuated in western society), are the result of cosmetic surgery.

    She is lovely. Great photograph.

  180. Tebonin

    April 24, 2010 at 12:57 am

    I even can't believe she is Asian. Such a classic outfit. Perfect for me

  181. Rachel Lynne

    April 24, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Her hair is just perfecttt, and I love the lighting, great shot!


  182. Toronto Street Style

    April 24, 2010 at 1:16 am

    If only she'd been drinking a can of Pocari Sweat…

  183. ana

    April 24, 2010 at 3:12 am

    I am an avid creeper to this blog.

    I'm Asian so other's asian relax with the surgery talk unless you can give me her full name and her medical surgery list please stop criticizing i know that how our parents raise us to constantly stare at each other to figure out our asian ethnicity, to see what our history wants us to believe about each other…also south east asians have full lips, bodies, are usually not light skin, also you never know if something mixed along her bloodline, also japanese people have the most interesting bridges i don't know if it's because of the war, mixing over time but look at any japanese street style book, crazy bridges left and right and koreans technically win in the plastic surgery race for asians since the US has alot of influence there by choice the japanese don't like our presence much and the japanese don't even care if your teeth aren't perfect which is a westernized idea of beauty

    this is just a beautiful moment captures, skin, nails( and person who said these nails were gross, this is just how japanese culture is obsessed with long, overly decorated nails, it's like if someone makes fun of the popery in your mother's bathroom, it's a culture thing), who cares that it's a starbucks thing i just keep thinking the green straw adds color to the photo

    i ranted, it happened,
    from the smallest island

  184. Criteriamour

    April 24, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Glamorous! Her top lip is insane; her hair is the perfect shade; I didn't notice the necklace until I read someone's comment about it, but it really completes the look.

  185. MBS

    April 24, 2010 at 3:49 am

    I love the dress, I love the glasses but I prefer the jacket! it's soooooooo cool!

  186. Anonymous

    April 24, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Dear Scott,

    You are a fantastic photographer. I'm sure this girl is beautiful in real life, but the angle, the light, the colours, the shot in it's whole is perfect. So inspiring!

    Many thanks (all the way from Amsterdam) for yet another enjoyable visit to your blog!

    Isabel Franenberg

  187. Anonymous

    April 24, 2010 at 5:02 am

    good photo, I like the reflection in the sunglasses and her pose that looks like something has caught her eye.

  188. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    April 24, 2010 at 6:56 am


  189. Paris Photo

    April 24, 2010 at 7:00 am

    nice photo..i like her..your shot is like almost telling a short story the way she pose and the way she hold her chocolate drink, its perfect.

  190. thebeautyphilosopher

    April 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

    That hair! Perfectly sculpted. That lace! So delicate and flimsy.

  191. pixie

    April 24, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Maybe she actually likes Starbucks? I love their frozen drinks (coffee tastes burnt to me).

    She is flat out gorgeous.

  192. Erin

    April 24, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I think she represents modern Japan quite well. She's mixed so many looks while still maintaining that delicacy that is so popular. She is stunning, and I think that the Starbucks just makes her seem real. Without it she would be too ethereal and almost editorial.

    All in all, one of my favourite photos I've ever seen on here. What a beautiful moment.

  193. Janina

    April 24, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I LOVE this look: the military jacket, the vintage top, the curves, the sunglasses AND the starbucks cup. What's wrong about a starbucks cup (?)? I like to drink things from them…

  194. Nedda Ebo

    April 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Wow shes gorgeous. And boy do I want a drink of that! Yum yum, Starbucks.
    Mustart x

  195. Anonymous

    April 24, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I haven't been back to Japan in quite a while, but even back in the '90's they sold very delicate, petite jewelry. I have the tiniest pair of gold heart earrings…

  196. letterstobetsy

    April 24, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    i am not a fan of starbucks myself and avoid it at all costs. However this does make me crave some iced coffee stat! I know where I will be this afternoon!
    Great pic!

  197. Jess

    April 24, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Such great attitude. Definitely feeling the Marilyn Monroe vibe here, but she's completely hijacked it and made it her own.

  198. Queen of Mayhem

    April 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    oh wow… delicate hands!

  199. justin

    April 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Just as the comments suggesting cosmetic surgery are ridiculous, I think the comments rebutting them are equally outrageous. What is this underlying, unspoken negative air surrounding cosmetic surgery? Maybe she did and maybe she didn't. It's just an observation. Our society has become so receptive of it that we no longer feel the need to hide it if we get something done here or there. Some people are getting into an uproar that others are assuming that this lady got work done. Valid point but at the same time, how do we know that she didn't? And if she did, how do we know that it hasn't helped her become a more confident and beautiful woman? I've met people who love it when they get complimented on the work that's been done as much as being told that he/she is naturally gorgeous.

    This woman is beautiful no matter what. And the photography is out of this world. Nice job!

  200. Zoë

    April 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    wauw! gosh, this is just…wauw

  201. Anonymous

    April 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    It's the shortes moment that a your coffe is that fresh. With relaxed pose and a perfect manicure on top it's a eye catcher.

  202. Anonymous

    April 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    im a girl, i thikn she looks so glam.

  203. kelly

    April 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Stunning. Everything about her is just stunning without effort. The creamy skin, the lips, shades, hair, lace…perfection. J'adore!

  204. OhmyDior

    April 24, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    i have no words.

  205. Couture

    April 25, 2010 at 3:14 am

    WOW so many things on so many levels to comment on. Everything comes together really beautifully, the clothes, accessories and of course the nails – I normally dislike such..erm..artifice shall I say but on this young woman, it simply adds to her soignee look and they are very neutral in colour.

    I love the contrasts, the dark military jacket against the delicate almost nude colour lace, her child like face, baby mouth, baby skin with the oversized shades and the perfect coiffure, her flat looking chest with her fragile yet obvious womanliness.

    She looks like she's standing under a bridge or underpass in the street but hard to tell as you've let her fill the picture almost entirely and this moment in time captured makes me wonder what she is thinking of: is she waiting for someone and looking out for them as she sips her coffee, or is she not supposed to me be where she is right now sipping her coffee, did she borrow those sunglasses from her big sister or mother or girlfriend, did you just pay her a compliment and she turned her head blushing not knowing how to respond but trying to be cool and sipping her coffee to regain her composure?
    This is even more intriguing than a shot of a beautiful woman.

  206. She Wore It Well

    April 25, 2010 at 3:54 am

    What's not to love :)

  207. Liv

    April 25, 2010 at 5:24 am

    everyone should stop talking about starbucks and coffee and commercialism and talk about how beautiful she looks, and the edgy blazer. and the necklace- gorgeous.

  208. aalinne

    April 25, 2010 at 5:29 am

    luv everything but the lips :O

  209. Jack Daniel

    April 25, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Good looking lady. Looks nothing like a japanese.

  210. Diane

    April 25, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Tres chic, she reminds me of Brigitte Bardot in her early years

  211. iSeeYou

    April 25, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I don't care if it's a starbucks coffee or a local coffeeshop drink… The way she holds it makes her beautiful hands look delicate and very feminine :) J'adore!

  212. Anonymous

    April 25, 2010 at 10:17 am

    She is georgeous !

  213. ליעד קליין

    April 25, 2010 at 10:49 am

    w o w
    amazing! perfect picture, beautiful style

  214. briony-anne

    April 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

    picking out individual items, like her sunglasses, her starbucks, whatever, it's not what makes this image. they are parts of the picture, her outfit, but i think the real beauty lies in the casual way in which her jacket is so elegantly slung on her shoulders, or the distracted, daydreaming way she holds her straw near her lips. it's so unwittingly sexy and sumptuous. i don't think her ethnicity, stance on plastic surgery, and choice of coffee are really all that relevant.

  215. emilly.victoria

    April 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I LOVE THIS! Everything about it! Great photo!


  216. Caylie

    April 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    great hair!


  217. kennypark

    April 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I'm sorry, but who gives a sh#$ if this girl had surgery. This is a blog on fashion and aesthetics is it not? You don't get much more superficial than this.

    I think this girl looks great.

  218. J.

    April 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    SHE makes the Starbucks drink look expensive.

  219. Anonymous

    April 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    lovely,the best photo.i can "feel" the photo.

  220. Matheus

    April 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I love her lips

  221. lauren baluyo

    April 26, 2010 at 2:42 am

    This young lady looks so angelic. I don't know which I love more….the white lace, beautiful locks, jacket, sunnies, or the lovely way she positions her drink. Amazing.


  222. Jacqueline

    April 26, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I can't get over how great her style is. It's exactly how it's supposed to be: it has to look as if it didn't take a lot of effort…

  223. Izzen

    April 26, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Wow, she's really beautiful. Love the jacket worn as a cape and the lacy smock.

  224. Anonymous

    April 26, 2010 at 7:02 am


  225. Anonymous

    April 26, 2010 at 8:51 am

    "Starbuck's was a local coffee shop once. Don't hate them because they're successful."


  226. baby rozi

    April 26, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Greeeat outfit.. i looove it :)
    where do u live?


    April 26, 2010 at 9:50 am

    She reminds me of Jackie O. Adorable picture: Love it!
    xoxo Sandra

  228. the guilty hyena

    April 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Nice wispy bouncy hair

    Although I feel thirsty now dammit gonna have to pop out from work :)


  229. fabio

    April 26, 2010 at 10:28 am


  230. La Dolce Vita

    April 26, 2010 at 10:50 am

    love your blog

    check out mine

  231. Anonymous

    April 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    what is the Japanese word for "wowza"?

  232. esther

    April 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    c'est s

  233. Chasa

    April 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    She is gorgeous!!! What a great shot!

  234. noelakadjtambour

    April 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    please put this photo on the cover of the next book

  235. noelakadjtambour

    April 26, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    also, i think that she is a woman of the world, and it's a beautiful stylish world

  236. Anonymous

    April 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Jackie OMG

  237. Anonymous

    April 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I am absolutely in love this photo; it's her gorgeous hair, subtly stunning necklace, lips, etc. Amazing

  238. Francesca

    April 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    She looks like a model! Those perfect lips, hair, posture, clothes..Love the whole look!

  239. D&V

    April 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    beautiful & flawless

  240. Anonymous

    April 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    style, clothes – all that pales in the presence of true physical beauty. she is beyond gorgeous, and would be so in a trash bag. also, anon @ 11.15 – probably no plastic surgery. sometimes, God just outdoes Himself, and this is one such time.

    …lucky s/he whom this one loves. she likely inspires insane passion, and her only true pain will come with the ravages of age.

  241. andrea nina

    April 27, 2010 at 12:11 am

    she looks darling xoxo

  242. TheAL

    April 27, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Love the dress, hair, jacket and shades. It's a fantastic look. Jackie O in the year 2010!

  243. Made by Mariko

    April 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Can we see more pics of this girl? Love her hair. Would love to see her eyes!

  244. Davidikus

    April 28, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Great picture – but I agree with many others that the Starbucks drink is rather hideous (and Starbucks taste crap, too).

    I have no hang-ups about cosmetic surgery. I don't think this is something that I would consider but on the other hand, I am not really model quality and it would be wasted on me (another way of looking at it is that I would never be able to afford all the work that I need). Cosmetic surgery is perfectly fine when tastefully done (& it is increasingly tastefully done: gone are the days when people wanted to show that they had cosmetic surgery as a status symbol). It is better than having an orange permatan, for example.

  245. Chuzai Living

    April 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    The balance of her hair, hair color, skin tone, lips and dress & jacket is impeccable!

  246. Chuzai Living

    April 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I love the total look of her! The balance of her hair, hair color, skin tone, lips and dress & jacket is impeccable!

  247. Chuzai Living

    April 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I love the total look of her! The balance of her hair, hair color, skin tone, lips and dress & jacket is impeccable!

  248. ♥ oi!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:32 am

    ooOO la la…

  249. Gina

    April 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    This picture is absolutely fabulous! I just love that there is no lid on the cup. The frappacino is just threatening to spill all over that beautiful white lace at any moment.

  250. Mario

    April 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I recommend you people just come to Japan to see it with your own eyes. That cartoon/colorful fashion image is long gone and you see girls like this (clothing and facial) everyday.
    Surgery is more common in South Korea not Japan and let's not generalize Japan as Asia.
    As for the coffee shops, there are many alternatives (which I prefer) it's just Starbucks out numbers them like 10 to 1.

  251. Hélène

    April 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    her lips are like a dolls! and she rocks that hair cut
    plus-shes drinking my fave starbucks
    and about the starbucks, its fair trade and organic so SUPPORT IT

  252. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I was in Tokyo just last week and was surprised to see how very fashionable and sophisticated the Tokyoites are in the way they dress. This photo is the best representation of their fashion sense – mixing delicate, lacey dresses, blouses and skirts with fantastic coats and jackets.

  253. Just me and my bon genre!

    April 30, 2010 at 9:36 am

    scary pinky nail…

  254. GUGA

    April 30, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Well… what to say ….???

    Her hair is super drop dead gorgeous….her jacket …same….i hate the white shirt…… but i love how our eyes lead to somewhere else…her mouth…….thats sexy…..

    talking about the coffee…. well….. cant u have mcdonalds? she is not the one to scott thought the coffee should be part of the pic.. he coulda waited…. so dont tell japanese not to drink foreign brands…..they have a lot of sushi and rice everyday..dont you? are yall japanese? so if ur italian…go have some pasta and thats all?


    fiona.. it was a very unhappy comment…stuff and nonsense….

  255. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    sorry for the language scott, but damn! those are some DSLs!!

  256. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 11:38 am

    She is so hot.

  257. Rollergirl

    May 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Pure hotness. PS, I love Starbucks.

  258. scamps

    May 2, 2010 at 2:04 am

    love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  259. Anonymous

    May 2, 2010 at 6:46 am

    She's got a sort of Jackie Kennedy Onasis thing going here. Looking fabulous.

  260. mariana

    May 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    LOVE ALL!!!

  261. Lynn

    May 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    She is stunning! I covet the jacket.

    There are so many soap boxes here that if you piled them all up and stood on top they would topple and you'd crack your noggin. Sheesh.

  262. i'am.altaModa

    May 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    soo chic! I don't normally like seeing Asians with colored hair but it works for her. She looks like she could be in a Chanel ad campaign!


  263. Anonymous

    May 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    1) She looks very Japanese to me.
    2) Lots & lots & lots of Asians have very full lips. Who's commenting that she's 'fake' or 'mixed'? People who haven't been around a sufficient number and/or sample of Asians?
    3) Sunglasses do it, kids. I know that I get about 500% more attention from strangers when I wear them, yes because half of your face is hidden, you look great even makeup-less, and all men see is lips. Add to that the 'parting' because of a sippy drink. There you go.

  264. BRIGIT

    May 6, 2010 at 2:27 am

  265. Anonymous

    May 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Wow…her lips are amazing!

  266. Not Material Diamond

    May 11, 2010 at 8:55 am

    that's what I call impresive!!

  267. Nina Bonita

    May 11, 2010 at 9:58 am

    This lady reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany's for some reason. Classic yet elegant. No need for shiny sparkling accessories. Her presence is enough.

  268. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 8:46 am


  269. mom

    May 13, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Love it! Breck Girl from 1982. And what confidence to wear those strong shades and a soft lacy top. Such great contrasts.

  270. Anonymous

    May 15, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Is this a mannequin?

  271. Marcus

    May 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Well the nails are slightly off (no matter what culture) and maybe the jacket and coffee origin isn't perfect either. But the girl and the picture is so who cares? I mean the girl is by far amazing. And I have never asked this before. But do you have any more pictures of her???

  272. Amanda

    May 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    The nails just seem harsh next to the soft waves of her hair and the delicate necklace and blouse. I would love to see what she's wearing on the bottom – skinny jeans and ballet flats, a loose skirt and kitten heels, trousers?

  273. Anonymous

    May 27, 2010 at 7:54 am

    very nice :)

  274. Anonymous

    June 1, 2010 at 1:24 am

    she looks a lot like Olga kurylenko

  275. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Is this a mannequin? Because, I swear, I have never seen a a more put-together, outrageously perfect looking person.. Love!

  276. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    this shot is incredible. she is stunning. too bad the plastic corporate coffee cup cheapens it. i still love her though.

  277. An Observer

    June 24, 2010 at 6:00 am

    That's so glam.

    But what cinches her look is her retro chic 'do.

  278. maritaBliss

    June 24, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Wow. Love her lips.

  279. Zbarsky

    July 3, 2010 at 5:43 am

    sexy face!!

  280. Anders

    October 3, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    What a stunning image, great composition and stylish to boot! It needs no explanation on the style/beauty front, it speaks for itself. Yes its a shame she is drinking Starbucks but hey the seductive position of the straw against her mouth is perfect and what a mouth!
    But what intrigues me is the sunglasses, which of course look great. I've always had a thing about guys (and girls now) wearing sunglasses and how different we appear when our eyes are hidden from view. You can see a handsome guy, dressed well, wearing great shades, only to be dissapointed when the eyes are revealed or vice versa (if your lucky). Being the windows to the soul an all, I would have loved to have seen her full face.
    That said, this is a beautiful shot and evokes an image of a young woman, who is on the verge of discovering herself, the world and maybe experiencing a first love. This picture for me has both a quite and an exciting quality about it. On the one hand she appears to be enjoying a cool drink and watching the world go by, on the other her appearance projects a certain innocence, suggesting that she has a world of opportunity before her. I love that quality in your work, that not only you get to see great fashion, on interesting and beautiful people but I nearly always envisage a story for each subject. And the fact that they are so thought-provoking makes them all the more engaging and memorable.
    I appreciate this is an older image but I felt strangely compelled to comment on it, albeit a bit late. Plus this is my first comment! Thanks so much.

  281. Anonymous

    October 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    does anyone know what is the brand of these sunglsses? Love them!!!

  282. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Oh my, what lips! :)

  283. Triactol reviews

    August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Killer lips. SO luscious ♥

  284. waiting for kennedy

    August 30, 2011 at 8:59 am

    So gorgeous.What a lips!She is looking like such a doll.Her hair style,sun glass is so much attractive.I like this blog.Nice pick!
    waiting for kennedy

  285. jade w

    September 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    She is a beauty, this is a great shot

  286. Rosie Elizabeth

    November 2, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Slightly obsessed with this picture, I want that hair and that necklace. Wish I always looked that put together!

  287. Alex

    November 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    great photo!

  288. emma

    April 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    this is so iconic.

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