Monday, September 13, 2010

On the Street….Modern Young Lady, New York


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  1. The Marvellous Matafarri

    September 13, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Stunning. So very chic and what poise!

  2. not a girl not yet a woman!

    September 13, 2010 at 7:55 am


  3. Lee Oliveira

    September 13, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Loving the strong colour on her.
    Her shoes are very gorgeous too.


  4. Quinntyne

    September 13, 2010 at 7:56 am

  5. The Garconnette

    September 13, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Good morning chicness!
    I like your play with the colors.


    September 13, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Timeless and elegant.

  7. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    September 13, 2010 at 7:57 am

    These are both just gorgeous, but the first one is one of your most beautiful portraits.


  8. Frollein von Sofa

    September 13, 2010 at 8:00 am

    SWELL !!!

  9. jen

    September 13, 2010 at 8:00 am

    love it!

  10. Spardha Malik

    September 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

    LOve her style!
    Specially those shoes are SO hot!!

    Kisses from India.xx


    September 13, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! She looks like a golden age jazz singer. I want to sit her down, talk jazz and shoes, and rummage through her dress-up box.

    Miss B xx

  12. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Great to see a beautiful woman with curves following the too-thin coathanger below. Love the red and black combo in her outfit against the red door. She has gone to an effort with the details in the gloves, bag, shoes and necklace and looks really well put together.

  13. Petey

    September 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

    What timeless elegance. From her gloved fingers to her red-capped toes….

  14. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

    some innocence portrayed in this picture.

  15. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

    how proud and gracefull she looks! very noble

  16. San

    September 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Ah, Love her. She's got a unique sense of style. And that face of hers… sigh.

  17. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:07 am

    she is stunning. her hair reminds me of janelle monae.

  18. E...

    September 13, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I lvoe the shoes and the mitch of the clothes and accessories…

  19. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:15 am

    dont like the shoes… no go w this outfit..

  20. The Photodiarist

    September 13, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I love these. Especially the last photo. Fantastic work as usual. It was good to meet you at Jil Sander, by the way.

  21. kampungningrat

    September 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

    a great definition of a Lady! -like this-

  22. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Yes! For me, vintage always works, and will never go off trend! Your vintage photo contest a few months back was such such an inspiring reference point, and women such as this really are doing it for themselves! It's fun to see all the new designer looks each season, but I always go back to my vintage to create something that amuses and suits me ! So please, more individual style (vintage or not) and less oversized blazers, pleated pants, biker-whore stilletos with those red soles, etc. – that is not personal style, that is tribal desperation!

  23. Charles Preston

    September 13, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I adore this girl. If only people could follow her wonderful example…

  24. Breathless

    September 13, 2010 at 8:24 am


  25. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Very beautiful!

  26. Evelyn

    September 13, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Her red-tipped shoes definitely make all the difference!

  27. Laura Trevey

    September 13, 2010 at 8:29 am

    so so classy with the pearls…

  28. Dana

    September 13, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Wow. She is absolutely beautiful. Like she stepped out of a painting.

  29. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Excellent style excellent shots! She knows how to work the proportions and the colours and is not afraid to show it.

  30. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Very nice look overall, and a gorgeous girl but there's something about the way the dress hangs from the waist down that irks me. It somehow looks ill fitting–posture maybe? Just my two cents.

  31. Catherine

    September 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I like the look, especially the dress color and all accessories. Details are powerful and mean the style.

  32. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:36 am

    sweet dress, but overall a little overdo on the the vintage…her face is stunning though.

  33. Inspiration exists

    September 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Stunning pics, the palette is breathtaking.

  34. shayna

    September 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Wow, she is really breath taking.

  35. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Absolutely stunning. I loooove the black and white — her eyes are gorgeous. From her hair to the gloves and purse, she looks sophisticated and fun!

  36. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 8:44 am

    She looks like a film star from another era. Fabulous!

  37. Carol xo

    September 13, 2010 at 8:46 am

    beautiful and ghlamorous
    i love how the shoes match the dress!!

  38. VeeandRose

    September 13, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Trough these photos I see deep in the heart of the photographer…The perfection doesn't exist, but you are so close…

  39. Jazzbuff630

    September 13, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Modern, yet classic. If this was a black & white photo, it would strongly evoke the late '40s are early '50's. She is strongly reminiscent of my mom in her heyday. Therefore, she is beautiful.

  40. grace

    September 13, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I love that you've taken the first photo in black and white. I feel one of your best portraits to date, or maybe that's just me – there are so many interesting ones to choose from, something about the black and white… great work

  41. o l g a

    September 13, 2010 at 9:03 am


  42. Mad Hatter

    September 13, 2010 at 9:06 am

    She's beautiful

  43. niamh

    September 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

    very nice, she is beautiful and that bag is charming

  44. loolah

    September 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

    She has her own, very individual style, and on top of that she's extremely physically beautiful. The only thing I'm not wowed by is her shoes, but that's pretty much by-the-by. She'd get my vote any day.

  45. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 9:12 am

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G, so chic and timesless

  46. Francesca

    September 13, 2010 at 9:13 am

    that purse is precious

    F <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  47. Melinda.Robicheaux

    September 13, 2010 at 9:16 am

    So elegant, so classy. Wonderful. The color looks perfect together with her skin.

  48. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 9:21 am

    What's not to love? Absolutely stunning ……love the whole look….

  49. Lauren

    September 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Seriously, what's not to love? I'm so happy with the return of "grown-up" dressing. Why shouldn't we all look so presentable when we walk out our front door? She looks elegant and poised. I adore this.

    Hand drawn:

  50. bubbs...

    September 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

    How serendipitous that she was walking against that background. This photograph is truly stunning! (her purse is also fabulous!).


  51. karnit

    September 13, 2010 at 9:34 am

    can't believe how everybody is caught up in "Mad Men" madness

  52. Caddy

    September 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I <3 this outfit! The pearls, the bag, the dress! Love! Reminds me of the Louis Vuitton F/W 10 show in a bit.

  53. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Exquisite. Vintage clothes were popular long before Mad Men. The closets of our mother's and grandmothers are a fantastic source. Frankly I'm happy to see tailored clothes that fit rather than pajama bottoms with Juicy across the back.

  54. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

    This is gorgeous (minus the shoes & tights) but, um, the lower part of the dress doesn't look flattering on her. I really hope it was just breezy when you were taking pix of her….

  55. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Irrespective of the fashion- that black and white photo has to be the most beautiful shot you have captured to date! Composition, tone and clarity just come together perfectly.

  56. Best of Beehive

    September 13, 2010 at 9:58 am

    It's like she stepped out of the 40s. Love the dress (especially the color), the choice of pearls as the accessory, the handbag is very chic and the shoes are flat out amazing.

  57. Gil

    September 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Stunning. Heartening and moving to see such elegance and beauty

  58. Jack Daniel

    September 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Great use of color, Scott

  59. SabinePsynopsis

    September 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    What a beautiful young lady. Such poise and elegance! And wonderful pictures!!

  60. Asa

    September 13, 2010 at 10:08 am


  61. Sing

    September 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

    She looks great, everything just flows from head to toe.

  62. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Real style and confidence.

  63. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Love the profile pose for a change. She's very ladylike, proper and refreshing.

  64. dishly

    September 13, 2010 at 10:16 am

    woww i love her hair!
    she looks beauutiful :)

  65. ❤Cate❤

    September 13, 2010 at 10:16 am

    She is absolutely stunning, so beautiful xoxo

  66. saradowle

    September 13, 2010 at 10:22 am


  67. The Sluice Box

    September 13, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Gorgeous portrait, beautiful ensemble, perfect shoes.

  68. Blithe

    September 13, 2010 at 10:26 am

    she is perfection!

  69. SaffronSugar

    September 13, 2010 at 10:26 am

    She's delightful!

  70. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    That's more like it.

  71. Kevin M

    September 13, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Actually, what I find most fascinating (At least, being a photographer myself) is the contrast of reds. I love the outfit, especially the shoes, but the reds in this picture are stunning!

  72. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 10:35 am

    She´s absolutly beautifull!!!

  73. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Well, I'm not hot on the dress, it hangs funny. But I do love the photograph, and she is beautiful.

  74. Medina_F

    September 13, 2010 at 10:45 am

    her face shot is gorgeous

  75. fasoolka

    September 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

    WOW, beautiful colour and miraculous pictures !

  76. Vanessa Deloza

    September 13, 2010 at 10:48 am

    i love this. shes so cute



    September 13, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I said it before and I say it again, I just love your photos. The b/w is beautiful.
    Ciao Daniela

  78. Empress of The Eye

    September 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Takes your breath away!

  79. Chloe Daley

    September 13, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Stunning! Love the black gloves. Proves wearable vintage is still alive and well.

  80. Duchesse

    September 13, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Your portrait, her beauty and soul. Wonderful.

  81. Prosto Tak

    September 13, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Wow. Stunning is the word that comes to my mind. Beautiful, poised, and expressive.

  82. Davidikus

    September 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Very nice! Great colours too. There is indeed something very modern in the 1950s inspiration.

  83. .

    September 13, 2010 at 11:19 am

    A blast from the past.

  84. The Nyanzi Report

    September 13, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Now that's what I call intrinsic style.

  85. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    September 13, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Stunning. ~

  86. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Absolutely stunning pic ! Thanks ! Sunny Side

  87. genevieve, sandbox romance

    September 13, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Classic and beautiful and everything tat used to be.

  88. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 11:36 am

    overall great, and especially the cap toes!
    great illustration of your "style vs. fashion" comment the other day.

  89. Collette Osuna

    September 13, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Gorgeous shots….and very true to life…its very nice to see:)

    Say HELLO @ Statements in Fashion

  90. CLAUDIA C.

    September 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Simple fantastic!!!!!! I love the colour!!!!!

  91. Lisa Petrarca

    September 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

    This reminds me of old fashioned elegance…gloves and all!

  92. Ana Teresa Santos

    September 13, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Beautiful pic and model! I love your blog! Greetings from Portugal!

  93. Closet Confections

    September 13, 2010 at 11:47 am

    ooh, i LOVE it. i wish more ladies would dress like this. work it sistah!


  94. ritournelleblog

    September 13, 2010 at 11:55 am

    She looks like a princess from another era. And the colours in your pictures are beautiful!

  95. jimjims

    September 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    wow. colors look great.

    interesting look, but great model and hair.


    September 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    PERFECTION and oh so classy.

  97. Carolyn Robbins

    September 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I love the vertical streak on the door behind her, almost the shape of her proud stance. It's like a halo of her marvelous elegance and the contrast world. Vertical and horizontal. Wonderfully caught by an eye for detail. Or was it accident?

  98. Taylor

    September 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    How elegant, what a elaborate bag.

  99. SGC N-Y-C

    September 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

  100. Bojan

    September 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    it looks almost like a painting! beautiful!

  101. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    so elegant and stunning!

  102. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    literally took my breathe away. gorgeous

  103. Ericcacaca...

    September 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Great shot, fab clothes. My guess as to why the dress is hanging so……..pregnant?

  104. Salomé

    September 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Her hair style is great! I also love her legs…

  105. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Love the shoes in all the last five posts. This photo in red and the portrait in black and white are both awesome shots.

  106. A Lot Like Fashion

    September 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    The woman is lovely! :)
    The shoes are an extension of her personality! :)
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  107. Kate

    September 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Amazing pearl necklace and gorgeous embroidery on her bag! The shoes go brilliantly with her fabulous dress. The bold colour looks great on her!

  108. Joanna Roman

    September 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm


  109. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    WOW. What a woman! She's absolutely beautiful!

  110. Natasha

    September 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    this woman is both strikingly beautiful, and also looks like she's stepped out of some sort of time machine- i love this look and the wonderful deep red colour. i wish more people continued to dress like this

    and that bag adds so much grandeur in a way with the pattern :)

  111. JJC

    September 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Do you have any knowledge about that purse she is carrying? I have one just like it that I got at a vintage shop – and I'm pretty sure my friend has one that is very similar as well… was this purse a huge fad at one point and spread around the nation?

  112. jackieG

    September 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    great, great shot. the red on red is surprisingly perfect, especially with the dot of red below on her shoes.

  113. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    so do you mean modern as in the way helvetica and an Eames rocker is modern?

    i see this as beautiful and elegant, yes, but, although it appears to jump from the same era as the now famous font and rocker, modern would not be the first word that comes to mind to describe this look. i definitely wouldn't characterize it as modern in contemporary terms.

    which gives rise to some thought about what images are conjured up by these words.

  114. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    This is confirming what I have been anticipating: pearls are back!

  115. No Alice No

    September 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Great picture for great lady.


  116. Culenara

    September 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm


  117. Scorpion Disco

    September 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Gorgeous colors and great style – a throwback to the 30's and 40's, but the dress really does not flatter her. i was reading some of the comments and people were commenting on how its great to see a woman with curves, and "real women" and such, but I think the bulkiness of the dress and the heavier fabric make her look bigger than she really is! Food for thought.


  118. Q's Daydream

    September 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    She is amazing!

  119. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm


  120. Ninjagaiden78

    September 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Beautiful, so so beautiful.

  121. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Perhaps I'm missing something. I hate to repeat myself about costumery substituting for personal style, but as I believe I'm seeing it again I guess I have to.

    She's a beautiful woman and the natural hair is a nice twist on retro style. It may be the only modern element here. Otherwise, I'm not impressed.

  122. Roz

    September 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    That first portrait is absolutely stunning – she looks incredibly elegant. I also like the contrast between the monochrome shot, focusing on her face,and the vibrant colour in the full length – love the way the dress contrast with the tips of the shoes!

  123. eleni

    September 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    i totally saw her on sept 11 near nyu! so chic! loved her outfit!

  124. eleni

    September 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    i totally saw her on sept 11 near nyu! so chic! loved her outfit!

  125. Sootjeelina

    September 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Wow, such a classy dress! And the on the heels red is fab too

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  126. Alex Ingram

    September 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

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  127. kesia

    September 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Really I can't even explain to you how amazing this is, she is just breath taking.

  128. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    she's really gorgeous !

  129. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    It's so great to see people still dressing this way. Fantastic.

  130. Mademoiselle Marie

    September 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    omg ! how beautiful is the portrait !!
    btw, the shoes are amazing !


  131. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    beautiful photo, beautiful woman

  132. Annelie

    September 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Gorgeous!! Very Prada :-)

  133. Aurore

    September 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    This pic is just stunning !


  134. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Classic Hollywood! Sumptious!

  135. vintage1944

    September 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    There is a sense of Lena Horne…poise and elegance.

  136. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    i've always loved nappy hair in a pompadour. it's such a charming call to history. when mine was longer that's how i wore it.

    thank you to Miss Lady for expressing such lovely style!


  137. BangWhat??

    September 13, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    The portrait should get you a prize on any given Contest with a sane jury panel.

    Just overwhelming. Thank You

  138. Emma D.S

    September 13, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Está claro que hay gente que tiene clase y otra que no . El look me encanta pero más allá del estilismo creo que esta chica irradia una elegancia tan natural que resulta marabilloso

  139. carole

    September 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    simply stunning.

  140. Sara Lua

    September 13, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    By what coincidence was this vision in red already standing and waiting in front of the red steel gate?

  141. Computer Backpack

    September 13, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    great photos. love the dress!

  142. j

    September 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    i'm speechless! what an incredibly beautiful stylish woman!

  143. Helen

    September 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    oh my goodness she is gorgeous!!!

  144. derek

    September 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Very Classy~!

  145. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Reminds me of your earlier photograph of the pretty woman in bell bottoms and a floppy hat.

    She and this lady in red are stylish for wearing proven fashions from another time. The lady in red looks like she stepped out of the 1950s or a Mad Men episode, but luscious.

  146. Laughter as fuel. xoxo em

    September 13, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Very Janelle Monae hair.

  147. Anonymous

    September 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    is her hair red too or is that just a reflection? marvelous photos, both b&w and in color! great subject too. doesn't get much better than this, Sart!

  148. Great!!!

  149. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 12:42 am

    her eyes know who she is

  150. Fashion Geek chronicles

    September 14, 2010 at 2:12 am

    lady like chic @ its finest

    Fellow fashion freaks take a look at my first ever blog

  151. KC

    September 14, 2010 at 3:35 am

    love her dress and shoes. so adorable!

  152. Anastasia

    September 14, 2010 at 3:47 am

    She resembles a soul or a gospel singer, back in the day. and her red dress exposes perfectly that!

    Great purse by the way


  153. This Time Now

    September 14, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Mr Schumann, this is why I can't quit you. Just when I thought I was out you pull me back in!

    Stunning photograph, stunning subject.
    Now you're cooking with gas!

  154. hiromi iguchi

    September 14, 2010 at 4:45 am

    beautiful image and shes so funky. xx

  155. MELISSA Z.

    September 14, 2010 at 5:12 am

    wow! she's wonderful and so elegant! great pics, wooooooooooow!

  156. Blaise

    September 14, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Cool on cool…


    September 14, 2010 at 6:17 am

    great background and lovely picture! Pure art!

  158. enem

    September 14, 2010 at 7:24 am

    you get a lot of cool and stylish chicks snapped on the sartorialist but this lady is beautiful- like she has decended from a more graceful age.

  159. Claud

    September 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Not to mention ELEGANT! :)

  160. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    She is dressed so finely, but her shape is distorted in a way (unless the wind fluffed up her dress). Fine materials though, great bag, hair, makeup, and most of all–shoes!!

  161. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Love everthing about this photo! The subject has luminous dignity and grace, the industrial shutters create an unusual backdrop for the neat formality of the young lady's attire. Thanks, Scott, for bringing us everyday folks who possess innate poise and style.

  162. Huda

    September 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    lovely pictures, its like a retake of 50s style and sensibility. Love how she's channeling Janelle Monae hair do.

  163. She is pure brilliance. Individual style, personified. Gotta love a lady!

  164. - GraceCarolina

    September 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    This is definitely an attention grabbing outfit. The red is so vivid and she incorporates the black so well. The outfit is a little "costumey," but eye-catching nonetheless.

  165. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I like the natural hair. If I ever decide to go natural, it's good to see it w/a more classic, tailored style.
    And as for the fit, I think it is fine. This is an AfAm with hips and a bum. I know plenty of ladies with that type of figure.

  166. Grace

    September 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    This my favourite look on this site ever! She manages to do a period look without it looking contrived, and yet the shape of her dress is still interesting, if a bit strange. LOVE.

  167. lenathediva

    September 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    This reminds me so much of the Color Purple and how everyone dressed up to go to church.

  168. Bronwyn

    September 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Just plain drop-dead gorgeous.

  169. sartoriography

    September 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    The outfit is wonderful and I love the shoes w the dress, but I think her eyes are the most beautiful things about her appearance. What a stunner.

  170. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    LOVE. Those red-tipped shoes are the icing on the cake. She thought through this outfit, and pulled an A+!

    Thanks for showing beautiful black women on your blog… Their beauty usually isn't recognized.

  171. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    She has the biggest eyes!!

  172. sammy

    September 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

    she is stunning. The gloves, the shoes. What a delight.

  173. Anonymous

    September 15, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Truly gorgeous woman and photo.

    As for the comments questioning how modern this look is–yes, it's an old-school ultra-femme ensemble, but she's wearing it with very modern confidence and strength. Her powerful, self-assured attitude and sense of fun (those shoes!) create a wonderful juxtaposition with the ensemble, unsettling and challenging old-fashioned cultural constructions of "femininity" as helpless and demure.

  174. 82Brute

    September 15, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I'm swooning with nostalgia here. She's right out of my Civil Rights era childhood. And…are those crinolines under that dress? To die. The shoes crack open the nostalgic dream and make it modern. She's fabulous. Where was she headed dressed like this? Hmm.

  175. mischa

    September 15, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I'm in love with the raspberry shade of her dress,and that bag is to die for.

  176. Anonymous

    September 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    A very stylish & elegant lady…beautifully turned out!

  177. Erica

    September 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    She is perfection! The hair is immaculate. The color is amazing. The purse is the perfect detail.

    (Where was she going? And is she always so well dressed?)


  178. mary

    September 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    be-yoo-ti-ful. this shot deserves a whole soundtrack

  179. Siloan

    September 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    She is gorgeous! Love the way she play with the colors and acessories, much style and confidence. BEAUTIFUL! Kisses from Brasil

  180. Brittany

    September 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    What a stunning b&w portrait of a stunning woman. Love the natural light and great contrast, makes for such a rich photograph.

  181. Nicole Then

    September 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    i'm usually a silent reader. enjoying your pictures without commenting. but i must say this picture is just incredible! mind blowing! i got goosebumps ;)

  182. ed hardy handbags

    September 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    beautiful dress! And gorgeous photos as always. Looking forward to more of your Fashion Week roundups.

  183. Anonymous

    September 15, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    what's modern about her exactly?
    or is retro very now?

  184. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I love her out fit, it's so modern and retro in one time. Her dress is like any other dress in lots of shops but she has turn it by her bag and gloves

  185. Mplsbeb

    September 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    The best of the bunch!

  186. MODA

    September 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    RED. Such a romantic photo.

  187. Haha

    September 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    WOW. This photo took my breath away. For a while there i was starting to get tired of your images. The "on-trend" "Fashionable" people with the colour by numbers boat shoes and blazer. But these last few photos (mainly back in NY) have me interested all over again!

  188. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Those little black gloves just make it perfect for me. Her face, her clothes, and this photo are just unabashedly gorgeous.

  189. archer

    September 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    i often wonder why many of your quite ordinary subjects are selected. no wonder in this case, and nothing the slightest bit ordinary.

    in love, i am.

  190. wairdp

    September 16, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Wow, she looks like someone from Seidou Keita pictures. Beautiful photo!

  191. Zuuwa

    September 17, 2010 at 5:01 am

    oooh – lovely photo! i love red aspects…

  192. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 6:00 am

    i think her dress (pockets) and shoes are modern, you can say that her hairstyle is retro but in my opinion it's a litte like grace jones :)now i see that te heels are like '80.
    Retro is her handbag, pearls and gloves.

  193. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 11:23 am


  194. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Gorgeous. Ilove the juxtaposition of her with the woman below. Save this diptych for Sart vol. 2!

  195. fairytale

    September 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    great dress, very feminine, very 'mad men'

  196. thingsIlove

    September 18, 2010 at 6:54 am

    So beautiful! She reminds me of Billie Holiday. :)

  197. Mimi

    September 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    oh! this is so beautiful!

  198. BagMiss

    September 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I love the vintage purse, I got almost one just like it! :D

  199. Martin

    September 21, 2010 at 12:37 am

    oh, this is sooooo beautiful!
    Who's the model?

  200. Samantha Tse

    September 21, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Amazing! I love it! so regal!

  201. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 3:24 am

    WOW. The shoes, the bag, the hair, the pearls. Exquisite!

  202. Sanne

    September 22, 2010 at 4:33 am

    simply beautiful. she defines the era of another time.

  203. lu

    September 22, 2010 at 10:28 am

    like the woman in red

  204. Érica Damasceno

    September 25, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Wow !!!
    I'm brazilian and I have bag like this.

    This is amazing!!!


  205. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Just saw this woman in a cell phone ad last night. She was wearing similarly vintage clothes. Who is she?

  206. Anonymous

    October 29, 2010 at 7:48 am

    its the girl from Iphone ad!!

  207. lea colombo

    November 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

    these photographs are beautiful in every aspect. the composition and colour in the second one is beautiful!

  208. Monique Napier

    November 20, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    This is one of my favorite photos of your collection of work. The women, the composition , the colors , the lines.. beautiful!!

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