When your loved one is diagnosed with lung cancer, never having smoked a day in his/her life, then you can get off YOUR high horse. Smoking has been associated with fashion for decades if not centuries – it’s a statement until it becomes an addiction.
I agree. Smoking is not fashionable and yet it makes its way into many of these photos. I do not think smoking is in any way glamorous. If we do not glamorize smoking, it will cease to be considered glamorous by anyone. How about it, Scott?
Shot on my block. Gawd. So boring. I’m so sick of seeing people SMOKING and engrossed in their iPhones. Is life really so fascinating on your device? You’re in NYC, for chrissakes! Look up, make eye contact, conversation, you may meet the love of your life–someone who will never even register on your radar whist transfixed by a Facebook post, Tweet, or text.
I often thing about this — how does anyone meet someone organically today? I see couples at diner, both more engaged with their gadgets than each other. I see students studying together, but everyone is checking Facebook, rather than interacting with the people at the table.
As for the photograph, I love the interplay of the visual textures of her blouse, her trousers and the wall.
I couldn’t agree more with your observation Andy. I fear a good many of the current “connected” generation will in time develop a hunchback and alligator arms to the point where Darwinism alters fashion – armrests stitched into the front torso of shirts!
Sure some people choose them for aesthetics. Personally, my tattoos depict things that are close to my heart that I want to keep with me forever. I do not think tattoos improve my “look” or make me cooler, though there are definitely people who get tattoos for purely aesthetic reasons. There are also a lot more people who get tattoos for personal reasons of remembrance and healing.
There are people who are fitted for tattoos.
She is one of them.
This is so cool. i love this shot and the model and the clothes…i just love everything period! The Sartorialist is one of my ultimate fav blogs! hope you can also take the time to visit our online store Style Closet which sells leading Australian clothing brands. thanks for always inspiring us with your photos. Cheers! :)
I realize smoking is more prevalent in Europe. Certainly there must be just as many moments to be captured out there that don’t include a cigarette. When a photo is posted on a fashion oriented blog in combination with smoking, it makes it appear fashionable or edgy depending on the shot. I have seen first hand what dying of metastasized cancer entails and it is horrific, terrifying and painful. No slipping away like in the movies. It is every bit as terrible as death from AIDS. No one today would think of glamorizing AIDS with their photos so why smoking? It should be shunned so the upcoming generations aren’t tempted to start. They are so vulnerable and barraged with images; many highly sexualized (you seem to avoid that). Christopher Hitchens, a fabulous writer, died because of smoking and I miss his articles . So much creativity cut short because of this highly addictive habit that contributes absolutely nothing to the world.