Monday, April 11, 2011

On the Street….Mercer St., New York


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    April 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Love how her fringe gives the whole look a modern twist.

  2. Maeva Christa Hiag

    April 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

    cette photo est …

  3. K.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Ma foi, quelle belle statue!

    Oh my, what a beautiful statue!

  4. salome

    April 11, 2011 at 7:39 am

    So magic this pic….
    I love it…, it's beautifuuuuul ;)

    Street style ALLEGRA VERSACE :

  5. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    April 11, 2011 at 7:40 am

    It's very much about her fringe, isn't it? Beautiful.

  6. Dee O.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:40 am


  7. Fashionstyle

    April 11, 2011 at 7:41 am

    De l'épure parfaite !

  8. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 7:41 am


  9. luis

    April 11, 2011 at 7:41 am

    great photography

  10. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 7:43 am

    she almost looks religious great photo!

  11. Phobelina

    April 11, 2011 at 7:44 am

    There's something hauntingly beautiful about this. Nice work!

  12. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    April 11, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Majestic! Beautiful shot Scott!

  13. fashionmagnolia

    April 11, 2011 at 7:46 am

    really love her cape.

  14. Elias.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:46 am


  15. Grace A.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:47 am

    IN love with this look. the cape is stunning, the bag is precious.every aspect is styled so original. bellisima.

  16. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Just amazing.

  17. fe-fe

    April 11, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Angelic, love the little leather box hanging around her neck

  18. Xay B.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:48 am

    This is different. A little creepy, but something you wouldn't expect.

  19. Jessie

    April 11, 2011 at 7:49 am

    what an elegant look. so beautiful! I love the all white on her.

  20. Lucy Spartalis

    April 11, 2011 at 7:50 am

    What a STUNNING woman, ensemble and shot. Wow. Brilliant.

  21. Leigh

    April 11, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Love the drama of this look. She is killing it.

  22. M

    April 11, 2011 at 7:51 am

    spooky :)

  23. cca.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Wow, so beautiful. So Angelic

  24. Carnivorous Seaweed

    April 11, 2011 at 7:52 am

    She looks like a goddess. All the porportions and cuts are perfect.

  25. flannery o'kafka

    April 11, 2011 at 7:56 am

    oh that lovely fringe.

  26. gianluca

    April 11, 2011 at 8:02 am


  27. Design Elements

    April 11, 2011 at 8:03 am

    it looks like art!

  28. zebiah

    April 11, 2011 at 8:04 am

    No words! just fantastic!!

  29. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Awesome girl. Awesome shot. Just completely awesome.

  30. emma

    April 11, 2011 at 8:09 am

    the contrast is amazing. reminds me of the virgin mary.

  31. Petey

    April 11, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Fabulous photo. She looks like a religious icon.

  32. The Photodiarist

    April 11, 2011 at 8:12 am

    How brilliant!!

  33. Alice Olive

    April 11, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Can't see what she's wearing, just see that face.

  34. s w o o n d

    April 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

    A vision.


    April 11, 2011 at 8:24 am

    We love the super short bangs and cape. Lovely shot!

  36. Fanny

    April 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

    A dream ! Even the skirt underneath looks amazing…

  37. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 8:27 am


  38. Recycle Boutique

    April 11, 2011 at 8:27 am


  39. Caddy

    April 11, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Lovely coat and bag! I like the details and the way it falls. Also love her expression it gives the photo a certain look.

  40. 9

    April 11, 2011 at 8:29 am

    black-and-white magic!

  41. Beliza

    April 11, 2011 at 8:31 am

    The cape is amazing! Where can you find these? :s

  42. Wayde

    April 11, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Something about her is very "Florence Nightingale". Very religeous and spiritual, beautiful restraint. Love the bag and coat!

  43. estela.pereira

    April 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    So beautiful!!! She looks like an angel! Even though the picture is black and white there is such an intensity in her eyes. I love everything, the cape and the little bag are stunning!

  44. meenal @ maison marigold

    April 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    such expressive eyes she's got..and that begining of a smile..just beautiful! xx meenal

  45. comme fraiche

    April 11, 2011 at 8:44 am

    another vision in white, beautiful coat and skirt

  46. S.

    April 11, 2011 at 8:46 am

    wow, so stunning!

  47. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 8:51 am

    An angel! Love the photography too : )

  48. Vasilieva

    April 11, 2011 at 8:53 am

    this shot is just superb

  49. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 8:53 am

    everything in place….she is the most wonderful girl I would never be tired to look at…

  50. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 8:54 am

    This is so devine! So out of this world and yet so natural! This is style, as opposed to fashion. I wonder where she was going! Though it doesn't really matter…she nailed it! And so did you!

  51. Randi

    April 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

    She looks like she belongs in a completely different era! Love it!

  52. Lizzy

    April 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

  53. Noumia's papers

    April 11, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Oh my god, her eyes ! Her boots ! Love it !!


  54. v badbunny

    April 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

    what a transformative shot

  55. Sascha

    April 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

    WOW what an amazing photo!!

  56. Al

    April 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

    She is other worldly, almost ethereal looking. You really caught her in such a lovely way. Fantastic shot!

  57. Go Lightly in Fashion

    April 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I love the picture, but the style is not really my stuff…

  58. Luciane at

    April 11, 2011 at 9:15 am

    What a gorgeous woman!


    Have a blessed week!


    Luciane at

  59. Joanna Roman

    April 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

    WOW!!! What a beautiful portrait!

  60. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 9:32 am


  61. Key

    April 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

    She looks like an Egyptian goddess.

  62. Josette

    April 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I love how she wears her crossbody pouch around her neck. Also, I love how minimalist this look is yet her broach and pouch have wonderful details. Wish this picture was in color.

  63. Bianca

    April 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

  64. Catherine

    April 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

    She looks like an angel or maybe a goddess to me… wow.

  65. Meredith Howard

    April 11, 2011 at 9:46 am

    She is beautiful, and I love her short bangs. The cape is gorgeous; however, I would have liked it better if it was shorter and she showed a little bit of leg with it.

  66. Lila C.

    April 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I love her bangs and how they part a little off center, and how it seems like she's holding her bag effortlessly (when in fact it's being worn like a necklace) and above all, I love the uneven hem with the vintage shoes (that might have even been stolen from a museum) sticking out.

  67. jay fernando

    April 11, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I would love though to see this in color :D

  68. sophie

    April 11, 2011 at 9:53 am

    this way of photographing reminds me of august sanders "menschen des 20. jahrhunderts"

  69. Annushka

    April 11, 2011 at 9:54 am

    queen!!! white is the highest degree of beauty))

  70. theshopwindow

    April 11, 2011 at 9:54 am


    The details on the outfit are spectacular: the brooch, the cape, the bag, mixture of textures. But the most important she beautifuland looks so intense, her eyes are dramatic.
    Great portrait really inspiring.


  71. Lindsey and Haily

    April 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

    wow this is so beautiful.

    Hazel Blog

  72. Love LuLu

    April 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

    What a vision!

  73. Ray

    April 11, 2011 at 10:04 am

    She is gorgeous. I love the contrast of her skin tone with the light layers.

  74. Empress Za Lemore

    April 11, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Just lovely…

  75. kelly frances

    April 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

    absolutely breath taking!!

  76. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

    wow.. an angel.

  77. Cultivated Ah Lian

    April 11, 2011 at 10:16 am


  78. Diana

    April 11, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Beautiful photo! She looks so familiar to me….who is she?
    Perhaps one of Tyra´s "Supermodels"?

  79. Jo

    April 11, 2011 at 10:19 am

    You found another angel :)

    I think this photo proves a certain point quite nicely.

    Love the classic look of the photo – like something from a Toni Morrison moment.

  80. Beatrice B.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:24 am

    what a beautiful shot…

  81. Beauty Spectacle

    April 11, 2011 at 10:25 am

  82. Gizem

    April 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

    what a contrast!impressed

  83. The Covetist

    April 11, 2011 at 10:40 am


  84. Apparel Therapy

    April 11, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I have to say, that while the image is arresting – I don't particularly like the look. The pieces individually are dramatic, but together are out of step. My favorite part is her hair style.

  85. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 10:44 am

    amazing. could she be the same person in the picture of another amazing-ness with the red dress? exquisite features and she carries such grace

  86. Absolutely Mrs. K

    April 11, 2011 at 10:49 am

    what a divine coat, so precious and delicate. it absolutely looks like snow, so so soft. the details are stunning. the buttons are phenomenal. and that little bag looks so perfect with it all.

  87. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 10:50 am


    stunning! the black and white format really makes the photos special! not to mention that the subject is not even from this world!

  88. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

    What is so neat about having so much clothes on?

  89. New York Don't Leave Me

    April 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Wow…absolutely stunning. Just wow.

  90. The Foolish Aesthete

    April 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Such a beautiful portrait. The light color of her cape just enhances her face!

  91. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 10:56 am


  92. tagatha

    April 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Someone mentioned Florence Nightingale… it does have a feeling of a uniform, doesn't it? Quite beautiful.

  93. Amy

    April 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Seriously haunting. This looks like a fine art photograph. That hand! Perfection…

  94. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 11:11 am

    There's that long white skirt again. Wow.

  95. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I love these styles of coats, we've seen this type before. All white, it probably reverses and can be worn inside out. I also happen to love the white chiffon skirts that are so popular now. Funny, that while the runways are promoting certain looks, ie: color blocking, and so on, the population is going in another direction. White for summer is timeless. And we're still in love with vintage.

  96. Naftali Stern

    April 11, 2011 at 11:19 am



  97. Malo

    April 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Interesting outfit… Very futuristic.

    Thanks for sharing,


  98. Sara Szatmary

    April 11, 2011 at 11:33 am


  99. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

    An icon, a madonna of the renaissance.

  100. pulpa

    April 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

    she's stunning. looks monumentally!

  101. carmen

    April 11, 2011 at 11:38 am


  102. Davidikus

    April 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Great silhouette. Statuesque indeed. Almost out of this world & certainly timeless.

  103. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 11:39 am

    yes and yes!

  104. thefashionguitar

    April 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Like an angle fallen from heaven… Gorgeous!

    xo thefashionguitar

  105. Shelly

    April 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

    ghostly chic…

  106. J

    April 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I knew she looked familiar! That's Elfee Duquette. She's amazing.

    There's a whole feature on her here for interested parties:

  107. fancypants

    April 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

    wow. what a wonderfully executed coat. and what a wonerfully beautiful girl!

  108. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Vestale des temps modernes !

  109. SoulDélice

    April 11, 2011 at 11:57 am

    An angel…

  110. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Magnificent proportions. Just stunning! i LIKE the choice of the black and white photo!

  111. Pretty Kitty Publishing

    April 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    A brilliant layering of past and future.

  112. Mertxe Hernàndez

    April 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Wow beautiful. Amazing

  113. Mila

    April 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

  114. disco in moscow

    April 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    wow, she's stunning! amazing photo!

  115. Angeles Almuna Design

    April 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Always my attentation has been in the White & Black photos..and this one has caught me completely.
    Thank you for sharing your photos, it's the best thing happened to me today.

  116. Laura Nicole

    April 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    so beautiful

  117. Danielle

    April 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Great photo, it looks so classic in black and white.


  118. Lelu

    April 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    She looks like an apparition… To me, it's almost haunting! (maybe because the photo's in black and white?)

  119. anthony

    April 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Ghoulish. Fascinating shot.

  120. anna

    April 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    This photograph should be in a collection at a museum. Really. Its so powerful, I love the hand peeking out, it almost makes me think of a saint or icon, the grace of her hand. And what an interesting way to wear a purse…rather like an amulet. And that coat! Not to mention her obvious beauty.

    The whole thing is breathtaking. Well done, Scott, and pretty girl on Mercer St. :)

  121. Raspberry

    April 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    GORGEOUS! Always love a classic black and white!

    XO Raspberry & Rouge

  122. Lally

    April 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    so so beautiful. I love her hand poking out and the glimpse of the cuff of her dress.

  123. Oyieth

    April 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Do angels exist?


    April 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Such an awesome Photo!
    Really like it!

  125. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Elle est incroyablement belle !

    xoxo from brussels.

  126. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    This will sound odd, but i would LoVe to see a print of the negative (if negatives ever exist these days). I bet it would translate as perfectly as the positive.
    Visiting your blog is always a visual treat.

  127. Susie

    April 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I loved it, simple and striking!

  128. Plami

    April 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    She's so beautiful! Love her coat!


  129. Nyrha

    April 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

  130. Random

    April 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Looks good enough to eat.

  131. Parul

    April 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    this will be one of your iconic photos in the long run.
    keep going!

  132. Lost in Provence

    April 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I agree that this lovely photo reminds me of an August Sander. If I remember correctly from that interesting short last year, he is a big influence for you, Sart, no?

    One thing that I find interesting is that so many people also found the same angel/ghostly feeling as last weeks photo of Abbey Lee. Happily, this time without the body issues, but is it only because she is wearing something that shows nothing of her body?

  133. Julie

    April 11, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Oh My God!! Is just the most amazing photo I've ever seen! Thank you for posting it :-)

  134. Tara

    April 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm


  135. Ninjagaiden78

    April 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    This is a very nice picture.

  136. Animée. R

    April 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I love that cape!I have a similar cape in a burnt-orange colour :)
    I also really like the "tiers" that her outfit makes: cape->dress->shoes

  137. Natalya's Closet

    April 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

  138. Daniel Katie Nielsen Firstenberger

    April 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    OMg this picture is amazing. i'd boost the darks a bit though.
    She looks too fantastic. love everything.
    contrast of messy hair and perfect clothes.
    her face…

  139. I'm not Brad

    April 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Love it! So monastic, like a pure angel. And I'm not into religion ;-)

  140. Amy

    April 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Hmmm, a very fashionable angel, indeed. I love your black & white photography. You should post it more often.

  141. H. Houdini

    April 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    cool shot, love the coat

  142. L.B.

    April 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    nubian queen

  143. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    She could wear anything and look great.
    This, however, just looks, okay. Too theatrical.

  144. elizabeth

    April 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    lovely, hauntingly beautiful photo. it looks mystical, magical, and like a lot of others said, angelic/almost religious in nature. people underestimate the beauty of black and white photography these days.

  145. agnieszka

    April 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    too sad, too gothic! and don't tell me white gothic is on fashion now…..

  146. Fashionstyler

    April 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Its awesome outfit !

  147. HENRY FRY

    April 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    The interesting purse and elabourate buttons give this a subtly baroque look. And I agree with everyone else – she is an angel!

  148. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    too too weird

  149. E...

    April 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I lvoe this wang cape, so chic…;D

  150. the nyanzi report

    April 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Striking head-turner.

  151. emma

    April 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Amazing… Speechless

  152. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    You can just see how gorgeous the wool of her cape must feel. A really beautiful shot.

  153. el mundo en un espejo

    April 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    It´s a very difficult outfit!!!

  154. FABianna

    April 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm


  155. thwany

    April 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm


  156. jackie

    April 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    this picture is lovely. her outfit looks veryyy vintage, almost as if she was an actress who walked off a broadway period play in her costume from the 1900's (?). someone mentioned haunting, and i'd have to agree that it is hauntingly beautiful, especially in the way her hair falls on her shoulders, the straight on way she was photographed, the look in her eyes, and that hand (ah!) that is peaking out of her cape! Truly amazing!

  157. M.

    April 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful photo!

    Kisses from Spain;)

  158. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    wow. she looks like a creature from the way past! gorgeous gorgeous vision in white.

  159. Sandra

    April 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    woooww!! she looks like a ghost!

    if she says "boo" I would be scared!! LOL

  160. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Beloved !

    You have photograph an apparition. If / when you publish another book, this is your cover! Exceptional shot.

  161. My Heart Blogged

    April 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    That cape is amazing.
    My Heart Blogged

  162. Marcia

    April 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    She is beautiful…. Her hair. The coat, its shape really defines the outfit, and the skirt is really a twist.

  163. tee

    April 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    This is just stunning.

  164. Marina

    April 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    woah! incredibly striking! the lines and shapes that her clothes create are stunning!!!

  165. ADJ

    April 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Wow. This is spooky and beautiful and awesome.

  166. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    brilliance. i've never commented on a picture before..not because your pictures aren't fantastic but because nothing has taken my breath away like this picture has. i cannot express in words, so i will not even try. thank you for brightening my day and broadening my horizons to all the beauty in the world.

  167. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I have to admit that when I first opened this it scared me a little bit – reminded me of clerics' robes hanging in old churches! On closer inspection, however, the shape of the coat and the contrast between its shade and her skin are lovely! I especially love the button at top.

  168. gwyn

    April 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Hauntingly beautiful, calm eyes. The vestal virgin of a monastic cult, holy gaurdian of………….what………great capes?

    Another gorgeous portrait.
    Thank you.

  169. Álvaro

    April 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    OMG! Simply gorgeous :)

  170. artviking

    April 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I love the black and white. It is almost ghostly. Brilliant.



    April 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    BREATHTAKING! This is such a great photo all the way around and back! Love!


  172. Curious

    April 11, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I have this little feeling I'm being tweaked with the "angelic," "divine," "pure," and "goddess" comments, but in this case I'm happy to be tweaked. Bravo. (and brava, to her)
    And if the people entering those comments missed the thread with the last all-in-white, long-skirt image, well then, that's even more interesting. What about this mode of self-presentation resonates so uniformly?

  173. La Petite Marmoset

    April 11, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    This look is almost hauntingly beautiful!
    La Petite Marmoset

  174. Anonymous

    April 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    This is insanely beautiful. Literally takes my breath away. Well done.

  175. Mars

    April 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Looks like it came straight out of the pages of some high fashion magazine.

    Mars of fashion insouciance

  176. PoojaP8

    April 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    my first thought: I WISH I were that tall.

    my second thought: maybe it's the cape that is making her seem taller than she is: particularly, the lines and the fact that her arm on one side doesn't interrupt the line.

  177. Marie

    April 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Absolutely Darling! Everything lovely from her hair to her beautiful shoes.

  178. Jessie

    April 12, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Wow. Great photo.

  179. Dana

    April 12, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Love the look! The cape and bangs- so witchy women with some Stevie Nicks mojo mixed in.

  180. Danielle

    April 12, 2011 at 1:11 am

    This is amazing. Fashion. Art. Beauty. Transcendence.

  181. msgardenia

    April 12, 2011 at 1:20 am

    She is reminding me of the girl from the book Corduroy. Beautiful!

  182. Anonymous

    April 12, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Anna nailed it–this photo looks like an icon. Both subject and portrait are simply stunning.

  183. Anonymous

    April 12, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Pretty girl, but I'm not a fan of her costumes.

  184. M. Lim

    April 12, 2011 at 3:31 am

    That you took it in B/W gives it more dramatic contrast and adding a surreal beauty. Stunning indeed.

  185. Matter Of Style

    April 12, 2011 at 3:54 am

    i love how she played with the lenghts,long coat over a maxi dress and the colours white on white,very notable!

  186. Jessica N

    April 12, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Wow! That is just stunning!

  187. Olivia-Mimi

    April 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    CAN WE GET A LIKE BUTTON!!!!! WOULD MAKE THINGS FUN I THINK. AND IF THERE WAS ONE I WOULD LIKE THIS TIMES A THOUSAND! beautiful really, amazing photography techniques and effortlessly chic style. xxxx

  188. Román Iglesias

    April 12, 2011 at 9:03 am


    U are so cool i like this elf style mix with naive!

  189. Le Chic Boutique

    April 12, 2011 at 9:09 am


    Reminds me of the long white chiffon skirts featured some time back. I love how she stands right in the centre of 2 panels of wall.

  190. twentyeight

    April 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

    absolutely stunning!!

  191. Francesco G.

    April 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

    this is by far the best picture that has ever been posted on this website,
    by FAR

  192. Bellebagatelle

    April 12, 2011 at 10:47 am


  193. Martita

    April 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Parece mais uma foto de novena.Sei lá! A moça é linda!!!!

  194. Walking around with a scapel

    April 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    with a grand outfit as this, just thinking she could look even better with her hair up in a bun to show off the details around the neckline. OH…well…

  195. Madison McNeill

    April 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Such a beautiful look and I love that its taken in black and white.

  196. Anonymous

    April 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Someone* in the previous "In All White" (On the Street…via A. Sciesa, Milan) post brought up whether people would still see a woman in head to toe white, flowy clothing as angelic if she were not white herself. Obviously some do, but there is a difference.

    While both were called angels (the first woman more often than the second), another word often used to describe the first woman was ethereal. Meaning delicate, too perfect, otherwordly. The descriptions of this woman's angelic qualities seem much more earthbound. She brings to mind the angel/savior (Florence Nightingale) or angel/Madonna (Mary) or even angel/missionary. Not only is she not too perfect for this world, but she's an angel with work to do.

    The textures of their clothes and styles of their clothes, and the way the light hits them might also contribute. (Would simply switching outfits change the responses, too? I don't know how often dark-skinned women are described as ethereal). But, as that commenter suggested, racial characteristics are coded. Comparing these pictures and the responses is a lesson in how we do that.

    *Curious @ 11:04 AM.

  197. Sarah Dee

    April 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I feel like in terms of the previous photo of another women in all white the same words are being tossed around. Words like "angelic" "ethereal" and "goddess" proving that the racial connotations some people where implying in the previous post are not present in the way they believed. An interesting fact to point out in your next book Scott.


  198. Lizzy Derksen

    April 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Interesting that no one seems horrified to read comments on this black woman looking like an angel, when comments on the white woman in white (a few days ago)looking angelic were read as horribly racist.

  199. carolinadelprado

    April 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Maravillosa. Reminds me the Romanic Art paintings… and her hand looks like from "El Caballero de la Mano en el Pecho" from "El Greco"… great pic

  200. tallulah

    April 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Eerie, ethereal and elegant. Is this perhaps a wedding dress under the cape? The shoes appear to be satin. Is that too simplistic of me to consider?

  201. Anonymous

    April 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    very very interesting shot. i would not describe this image as flattering for her facial features, but it's hauntingly beautiful.

  202. Ruby Girl

    April 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    wow! super stunning. almost magical. <3

  203. Christine and Michelle

    April 12, 2011 at 4:51 pm


  204. Tatiana

    April 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    The combination of her dark skin and hair against the white coat is such a beautiful contrast. Such a memorable photo xx Style Stitch

  205. Tina Marie

    April 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Love the cape jacket, it is so refined and elegant, yet unexpected.

  206. j

    April 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!! one of the best outfits ever.

  207. blakejacobsen

    April 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Incredibly stunning. It appears effortless.

  208. Anonymous

    April 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm


    black girls rock! :)

  209. Jazz

    April 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    she's a tim burtom's character! beautiful

  210. Nostalgic Senses

    April 13, 2011 at 12:52 am

    i really really love this shot!!

    Love from Seoul,
    Nostalgic Senses

  211. Odd Molly-holic

    April 13, 2011 at 5:37 am

    WOW! Incredible fotography, so beautiful with the black and white picture. Love her face and clothes….just lovely.

  212. Hello Hello!!

    April 13, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Ahhh, gives me goose bumps! Beautiful!

  213. Anonymous

    April 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Could be a still from a Kurosawa film.

  214. fashionista

    April 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm


  215. Lexi Winston

    April 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm


  216. jane

    April 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm


  217. Anonymous

    April 13, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I do not like the outfit at all however, this woman's face is beyond beautiful. She is stunningly pretty.

  218. Art

    April 14, 2011 at 1:14 am

    WOW O_O Fantastic photograph!

  219. Julie

    April 14, 2011 at 2:31 am

  220. Disko Dyna

    April 14, 2011 at 6:01 am

    from the end of her hair down, she looks like she's from another era (or world, for that matter).. so cool!

  221. Tante Olivie

    April 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    the madonna.

  222. Xebeche Chen

    April 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Absolutely outstanding!

  223. nori

    April 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    How beautiful the contrast !
    i am impressed that she looks like bishop or something in the clothes.

  224. KLS

    April 15, 2011 at 2:26 am

    It's creepily good.

  225. Dominique

    April 15, 2011 at 3:04 am

    I love this – beautiful girl, terrific outfit, beautiful shot.

  226. barbee

    April 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Love it!!!…. Beaurtiful image…..

  227. Our Banana Moments

    April 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Great pic! Very dramatic and sorta eerie, but, either way it caught my eye!


  228. zoë and karenjo

    April 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    i can't resist it….this is such a lovely shot…and a beautiful muse. bravo!

  229. Sophistafunk

    April 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Wow! What a beauty.

  230. Marta

    April 17, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I'm in love.She looks gorgeous.Cape and bag just perfect.

  231. paullyngrace

    April 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    oh what an angel!

  232. Anonymous

    April 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    What a surrealistic photo!!!

  233. Moxy Jane

    April 18, 2011 at 1:34 am

    There's something out of balance here…the cloak seems to dwarf her and warp her proportions. The look is beautiful, yes, but I think I need to see her other hand, otherwise, she is a head, a hand, and a pair of shoes. Very disturbing.

  234. Mertxe Hernàndez

    April 18, 2011 at 10:03 am


  235. Ra

    April 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Striking in an etheral way. She looks like she belongs in a traditional funeral procession in New Orleans.

  236. Christine

    April 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    The look is a modern Grace Kelley…it is perfection!

  237. Lil Muse Lily

    April 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    WOW! like an angel!


    April 20, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I like the gray photos! Classic

  239. Nicola

    April 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I wonder how the dress looks like inside.. but the shoes sure tickles my imagination. Cute pouch, too!

  240. Edward

    April 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I love it!

  241. sweet potato

    April 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm

  242. Noemi C.

    April 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    OH my, just lovely.

  243. Anonymous

    April 24, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    very classy. :)

  244. Linnéa Sweden

    April 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Omg! Amazing photo. One of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen.
    She pops right out of the picture.
    Put this on the front page of a fashion magasine and I will buy it!

  245. Hugo Perucci

    May 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    sacred street

  246. Michael

    May 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Im just kinda thinking of the movie "The Ring"! its cute though.

  247. Anonymous

    May 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Had to comment, days late I know. But this picture is moving. I have this fascination with altars Catholic, Orthodox, Buddhist, you name it. Anyways, this photo reminds me of the Virgin Mary. It's ghostlike and religious at the same time. Beautiful work!

  248. Enig

    May 22, 2011 at 8:06 am

    A modern day vestal. Gorgeous.

  249. Jennifer

    August 31, 2011 at 9:41 am

    As far as coded language, the caucasian woman in sheer white was also described as alien/otherworldly/futuristic repeatedly- which used to be reserved for minorities in the US.. I have to say this photo has the feel of an icon, and that did have the feel of an alien. I don’t think its racism.

  250. marieke

    September 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

    She is an angel.

  251. Kenny Hingle

    January 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Wonderful post! I did (look|percieve) at it the same way you did.

  252. vetement fashion

    February 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Great look!

  253. Manon

    March 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Favorite Sartorialist photo

  254. Wendy Adams

    May 10, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Beautiful girl, clothes, and photo

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