Thursday, April 8, 2010

On the Street…..Mitte, Berlin


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  1. @nnoushka

    April 8, 2010 at 9:36 am

    She swings!

  2. Jason laucht

    April 8, 2010 at 9:37 am

    simple elgeant and chic!

  3. Elaine

    April 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

    She is a beauty! Her stance, socks, scarf and belt make the photo. The graffiti in the background is also interesting.

  4. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    April 8, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I have often read the main advantage of high heels is that they make your legs look longer, slimmer. What happens when you are wearing very uncomfortable heels, but then wear socks? Does it make your legs look short and stumpy, or is it just me? I would just take the socks off, and this would be a great outfit!

  5. Le Raconteur

    April 8, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Wow. What a beautiful girl. There's not link to "Home" from your twitter posts. I know its a minor thing, but when I click on one of your twitter links to your pics, I usually wind up wanting to browse the rest of the blog posts.

  6. Anonymous

    April 8, 2010 at 9:51 am


  7. switch-smith

    April 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

    So sweet.

  8. Tiffany S.

    April 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

    love that contrasting color of the scarf with that outfit! :)
    goes well with the scenery too!


  9. Linush

    April 8, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Very Lolita! Cute!

  10. Monika Poppy

    April 8, 2010 at 9:55 am

    she reminds me of leighton meester



  11. Milla Lappalainen

    April 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

    how beautiful! love the contrast between the wall paintings and the girly look.

  12. Nadine2point0

    April 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I absolutely love this look – I am thrilled that "pretty" is everywhere these days! The scarf on the bag is a great touch but I'm not convinced that any pair of legs could get away with socks and pumps.

  13. Anonymous

    April 8, 2010 at 9:57 am


  14. Paula

    April 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    This how I want to dress as an adult. She's lovely.

  15. chasity

    April 8, 2010 at 10:00 am


  16. Lucy Hudec

    April 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Simple but nice…like it very much!!!!

  17. Sara Bentley

    April 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Oh, so pretty, I love this outfit!! She kind of looks like a modern day, grown-up Dorothy (just back from Oz:)

  18. through the lens.

    April 8, 2010 at 10:03 am

    beautiful. gorgeous dress in a hideously urban environment- makes one hell of a picture.

  19. ingefaer

    April 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

    lovely – a la Hanna Schygulla's little socks and heels

  20. Gospodina cu opinii

    April 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

    a real breath of fresh air

  21. chichichic

    April 8, 2010 at 10:11 am

    gorgeous girl!


  22. God's Favorite Shoes!

    April 8, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I am not a fan of the socks/shoe combo but she pulls this off perfectly! Love the Easter Sunday looking outfit with the grafitti in the background…Perfect Opposites!

    Bravo on a fab photo find!

  23. kate, miss twinkletoes

    April 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

    perfect for spirng. I love the whole look, the pump / sandal combo – which looks great here. I love her scarf too, perfect touch of color.

  24. Berlin

    April 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

    So many interesting posts. And a sweet dress by the way =)

  25. thatsorad

    April 8, 2010 at 10:18 am

    What a striking contrast! Her scarf seems to mimmic the wall behinder her though. RAD!

  26. Christy

    April 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Wow! This look would normally make me cringe (the whole grown woman in little girls clothes thing). But she pulls it off. Maybe it's her hair, or the sophisticated bag and shoes? Fashion experts: what is it? I would pair this look with a different dress for myself…something more form-fitting. But this looks great on her.

  27. Sunna

    April 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Love the way the colours of her clothes are the same as those on the wall behind her!

  28. Coco and Zaahb

    April 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Such a feminine look


  29. Marina

    April 8, 2010 at 10:24 am


  30. Glamour

    April 8, 2010 at 10:28 am

    So fresh and pretty… just like Style Council :)


  31. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    April 8, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I love the Dorothy socks & pumps! There's no place like home.

  32. christina

    April 8, 2010 at 10:40 am

    really great (love the socks) but isn't it to cold for that outfit in berlin right now? :)

  33. Maria

    April 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I love this photo, especially the background. She wears the girly combination very well. Socks in shoes/high heels can look very charming, actually. I would wear the socks a bit higher or choose a different type of texture (something like Garance did on one of the fantastic Paris-pictures last month). But it works for her!
    Scarf on bag is also amazing, lovely. It's a real trend I think, I immediately remember the lovely lady in hijab whom you shot in Melbourne…

  34. MeganRose

    April 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I dont usually like the socks/pumps combo, but it looks lovely with her outfit, I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the dress and red lipstick, somehow she looks very whimsical in such a simple dress!

  35. rEVOLVEr

    April 8, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Composition señor Schuman!!!! You're becoming a master at this thing Scott, congratulations, this picture should go on the second installment of the book…

  36. Loveable Scamps

    April 8, 2010 at 11:18 am

    So cute! I love the scarf!!!

  37. the Citizen Rosebud

    April 8, 2010 at 11:18 am

    i like the socks with this look. love the colors and the sweet smile. a real beauty.

  38. educonnectseattle

    April 8, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Great shot! I am also not very fond of the socks trend but she does it very well. I love the dress!

  39. Andrea Desde el Trópico.

    April 8, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I like the touch of color in lips and scarf! And love the shoes!


    April 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Very cute! I like it!

  41. Shonwer

    April 8, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Just Amazing! i love it.


    April 8, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I love this! She is beautiful and I love the dress, the socks with pumps, and the scarf on the bag. x

  43. Anna

    April 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Fantastic photo…..the colors paired with the dress. Love it! The scarf on the bag is a great touch as well.

  44. michael edwards

    April 8, 2010 at 11:55 am

    the light is beautiful here. I can feel the warm balmy air…


    April 8, 2010 at 11:57 am

    love this location…the street is magic

  46. john wright

    April 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Is it just me or or is this the most beautiful girl in all the world?

  47. saradowle

    April 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    So summery, great for a day like today! I love to tie scarves around bag handles!

  48. Noelle

    April 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    so young, so throwback fresh, I love it. This is a favorite.

  49. Rebecca

    April 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Love the contrast! This outfit makes me think of spring.

    Any tips for pulling off heels and socks? It sure looks great here!

  50. celine

    April 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Jolie mais poilue non ?

  51. MiA

    April 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    What a beautiful picture! Love he red lipstick with the light blue dress!! So cute name too!

  52. Eryl Shields

    April 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    No doubt without the socks her legs would look longer and slimmer, but with the socks she looks so much more interesting, and she hardly needs to take advantage of every available beauty trick.

    The background is stupendous. I want that wall!

  53. Carole

    April 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    love, love, love the socks and the scarf on her bag!

  54. Kristina

    April 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    To address Christy's comment regarding why this works on a lady of this age, I would say it is not merely a slightly mature aesthetic to the look, it is her look, meaning her gaze! look at those eyes… The dress may say Lolita, but the eyes tell a different story.

    And red lipstick on a beautiful pout doesn't hurt either.

  55. Anonymous

    April 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    That's adorable. She looks like a hip Dorothy Gale. I tie scarves on my purses like that all the time – glad to see someone else doing it. It's a very nice way to add a little color.

  56. Anonymous

    April 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I love the picture, set against the graffiti on the wall behind, with the bubble letters. Not sure about the outfit, seems vintage to me. I like the touches of black throughout though.

  57. the dapper dane

    April 8, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    This is why Berlin is so interesting. It combines elements from fashion and history and freestyles it into something that is engaging, naive and always experimental.

  58. Claire

    April 8, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    heels and socks confuses me–don't you have to get your shoes in a slightly bigger size to make that comfortable? Or is comfort not an issue? :)

  59. penny232

    April 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Another Alice in Wonderland influence!

  60. seditionaire

    April 8, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    What a great shot! Luv the combo of the scarf and the graffiti in the background… Not to mention the subject!!You wouldn't by any chance know the name of this beautiful young lady? Is it Aline (or Misi)… beacuse if it is, she's an old childhood friend… would luv to know!


  61. Anonymous

    April 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    i love natata!

  62. sarah

    April 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    she is captivating!

  63. Anonymous

    April 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    love the graffiti behind her, it's such an unusual background.

  64. Maria

    April 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    i wish i could pull off the socks with heels look!

  65. Anonymous

    April 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Yeahhh..BAMBUS in the background!Thumbz up!!!!

  66. M.

    April 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I'm really in love with her.


  67. Leah G.

    April 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Very cute, almost juvenile. I think it's the socks that make it so.
    PS~ I love to see the graff in the back! It always makes for the best background! You can almost tell what city you are in by the writing on the walls.

  68. Le 21ème

    April 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Love this look! So retro and so cute!


  69. Palermo

    April 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    She rocks!!!!



    Palermo's Closet

  70. princess glee

    April 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    She's stunningly pretty. There's something needed in her way of dress to equal her great looks.

  71. Prutha

    April 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    adorable outfit!! love the socks with the pumps too…

    very pretty

  72. CHEEK

    April 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Very young and refreshing take on the spring dress. A playful look with the scarf.

  73. Robert

    April 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Spring has sprung.

    How beautifully delightful.

  74. Anonymous

    April 8, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Blair Alarm!

  75. sharonlei

    April 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Oh the fun twirling you could do in that dress! Magnific'!

    xx Love & Aloha

    p.s. Will you ever be visiting Hawaii Mr. Schuman? Oh how great it would be to meet you!

  76. Poivre Monkey

    April 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm

  77. Hugo Hase

    April 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    A great look! She used the first summerly day in the best way.

    But it's completly non-Berlin. Way to chic. I would like to see more of that here!

  78. envious desire

    April 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Very nice. Perfect for the summer.

  79. Maria Ana

    April 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

  80. Holli True

    April 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I absolutely love the graffiti in the background! You can't go wrong with contrasting dirty city scenery with a beautiful girl… in my opinion!

  81. Emily McGuire

    April 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I think socks and heels are a great ressurection from past fashion, particularly the 1950s. Visible socks with dainty shoes is also a style associated with childrenswear and youth; so I think worn correctly, they can look so chic.

    I love how the flecks of blue in the scarf are brought out by the colour of her dress and socks and hairtie on her wrist. Attention to nuances is true style I think.

  82. BrieAnn

    April 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    My heart is beating out of my chest.

  83. Force Factor

    April 9, 2010 at 12:13 am

    she is looking so gorgeous

  84. Middleseason

    April 9, 2010 at 3:21 am

    I'm not really keen on socks trend.
    But this look is perfect!
    And the shot is wonderful.
    Your real-street photos are always my favourite.

  85. Moda de Colores

    April 9, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Simply adorable!

  86. Anonymous

    April 9, 2010 at 4:29 am

    All so pretty in detail, collar, waistband, scarf. But the sloppy hair just spoils it all.

  87. greybreaks

    April 9, 2010 at 6:32 am

    great look. love the scarf tied on the bag.

  88. miss anna katie scott.

    April 9, 2010 at 7:57 am

    she is rocking the socks and the shoes.. (:

  89. Joanna Roman

    April 9, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I love the way she looks! Moreover, that obviously it is a sample of how to use trends / look up-to date and be chic without having outfits for zylion Euro…

  90. stabix

    April 9, 2010 at 8:43 am


  91. Fashion, Art and other fancies

    April 9, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Actually, the outfit with socks is not confusing at all. Many of you are missing the details here. I see the outfit as a sort of dressing for the artist, ready to be captured, hence the photograoh being posted here, hence having caught the eye of the photographer.

  92. Felice

    April 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    lovely :)

  93. Victor

    April 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Nice girl. Sweet, lovely.

    But the socks are a pain in my eyes.

  94. Lulu

    April 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    She looks like a chic and moderns Alice (in wonderland).
    i like it.

  95. agirlastyle

    April 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    The little socks with her heels, as well as the scarf draped from her bag, is what makes this so sweet. I want to have tea with her!

    Miss B xx

  96. TakeitEZE

    April 9, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    love this dress!! so beautiful and feminine!

  97. Anonymous

    April 10, 2010 at 2:48 am

    This look is amazingly cute and flattering, yet is still lady-like!!! LOVE IT!

  98. Designer t-shirts

    April 10, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Beautiful picture

  99. Elise

    April 10, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Aah! [thinking: I want those SOCKS!]

  100. t

    April 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    so so good

  101. Emma Howard

    April 10, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    There is a sense of excitement in this photo:

    Graffiti created by males.

    Beautiful young woman standing in front of their work.

    It's almost like a 2 hour movie seeminly frozen in time.

    Very nice.

  102. Kathleen

    April 11, 2010 at 10:26 am

    She is beautiful. Both she and her outfit remind me of Christina Amphlett of the Divinyls. The little girl gone punk look. Her look is extreme "80's feminine punk" but like Snowflake, she reins it back in with the lovely hair and makeup. I love it!

    The Divinyls~

    Its a fine line between pleasure and pain
    Youve done it once you can do it again
    Whatever you done dont try to explain
    Its a fine, fine line between pleasure and pain

  103. Artiberlin

    April 12, 2010 at 7:59 am

    She's cute!

  104. banglesshouldjangle

    April 12, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I'm a little disconserted by the socks, but I don't mean in a conservative way! I think the whimsical feeling can be projected without heels-with-socks and those too-often-repeated inward-pointing toes.. She's very lovely and the dress is adorable. It reminds me of Scott's writing in the book of how he often/sometimes(?) doesn't like everything about the subject's look, but certain elements of it are striking.

  105. enterrement de vie de jeune fille

    April 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I love this kind of dress.

  106. Anonymous

    April 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Anybody else think she looks like Donna from That 70's Show?

  107. Ella

    April 13, 2010 at 7:09 am

    I adore the socks, and the scarf on the bag is a lovely touch!

  108. vidhya

    April 14, 2010 at 1:15 am

    looking very pretty!!!!

  109. D&V

    April 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    she is the definition of adorable. i love the tiny details; striped socks, polka dot dress.

  110. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 10:45 am

    CLINT 167 !!!!

  111. leatherpress

    January 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    simplicity is often best..and she looks very elegant. and slightly awkward, leg akimbo…

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    May 23, 2013 at 10:03 am


  113. phil

    March 31, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Love the scarf!

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