Wednesday, April 28, 2010

On the Street……Oxford St., Sydney

UPDATE: Of the 100 comments so far, for this image, only two mentioned what I thought was most important element – the strong eyebrows of the girl on the right.

That is a real stylistic choice, as much as choosing a great pair of shoes or a bag.

So what about a strong brow? Can it be a trend or is it totally dependent on the person?


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  1. The Photodiarist

    April 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    How beautiful. Wonderful work, Scott.

  2. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    They look like they're up to something!

    Cheeky Sydney, Great shot!

  3. Rasa

    April 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    love this kind of pictures because of the mood they have in them and how perfectly you manage to capture not just the style ,but personalities ant what they are feeling at the moment – very inspirational !
    keep up the good work ,Scott!

  4. Marika

    April 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Second girl is amazing
    love the emotions

    and check out my new project – Story of my Clothes


    April 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Love the smile on the girl on the right. This is a very cute photo overall. x

  6. TruthseekerTruthspeaker

    April 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    The one tot he left looks like Gwyneth paltrow and the other, Natalia Vodianova. Who knew that they had twins?

  7. Alina

    April 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm


  8. dekok22

    April 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    that is sweet

  9. Louise Blossfeld

    April 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    This photo is really beutiful. And the girl to the right is totally cute, and has niice shoes!

  10. lorraine

    April 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm


  11. The Sluice Box

    April 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Great skin, bright smiles, and youth on their side…little wonder they look fabulous.

  12. Louis

    April 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    beauty and semplicity!!!

  13. Ganymede Girl

    April 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Great photo, nice to see some genuine smiles! I'm into the plaid pants and buckled shoes.

  14. SarahPeslar

    April 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Totally loving the urban outfitters bag,
    what class!

  15. be.aoi

    April 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    so cute!

  16. beths

    April 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    smiles–great accessories! beautifully captured in this shot–love the head angles

  17. nayloveslondon

    April 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Lovin the tarten trousers with the boots!

  18. Mi.

    April 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    This is so damn cute! The mood is fantastic!

  19. Archie

    April 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Great snap – you've really captured the wonderful mischievousness of Aussies.
    For some reason, the girl on the right reminds me of Sting's daughter Coco

  20. Rebecca

    April 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    bambi the model i assume? i love this photo

  21. Mike

    April 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I really do think about buying Doc Martens once again. Man, it's being 20 years…
    Weird crossed arms on the right!

  22. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Adorable! The girl on the right has to be a model….

  23. Françoise

    April 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Cool pics, love the freshness. The girl on the right reminds me of a young Leonardo de Caprio.

  24. men's t-shirts

    April 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    This a lovely capture

  25. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Leonardo Dicaprio look a like!!!

  26. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    What cute girls!

  27. Lisa Arnold

    April 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Puck and friend up to mischief! Love it. :)

  28. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Girl on right, what's wrong with her left arm!?


    April 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Brilliant work. Really tells a story

  30. Nedda Ebo

    April 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    This is so adorable. Cute and lighthearted. I love it.
    Mustart x

  31. mikehoeweler

    April 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I think the girl on the left is Julia Nobis, she's absolutely gorgeous. But I could be wrong

  32. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    britains ex criminals, cheeky as ever :P

  33. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    This looks great. I've never been to Oz, but I'd really like to go someday.


    April 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I love the naturalness of this image
    you are the No.1 find the time

  35. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    How do you get your arms into that position? Referring to girl on right.

  36. taryn smith

    April 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Her eyebrows kill me, they're just too perfect.
    Terrific moment you captured!

    ~taryn xx

  37. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    4 words (which also summarizes my young years)
    -cute, young, brave and strange.

    Rock on girlies!

  38. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I had the impression that these are two adorable boys rather than girls. Either way…adorable.

  39. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Julia Nobis and Bambi .. very cute. you capture their spirits once agean!

  40. I V E S T I T I !

    April 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Such happy girls!

    I V E S T I T I !

  41. Mo

    April 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    i am soo loving everything coming out of australia right now, especially this.

  42. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    The girl on the LHS is a model called Julia Nobis. I dressed her at London Fashion Week and she was really lovely.

  43. Danny

    April 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Wish I could see her boots clearly

  44. Don Reid

    April 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    To me this pic sums up what it means to be young, confident and knowing the world is at your feet.

  45. Roses

    April 28, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    It's worth noting that both these photos are taken directly beneath one of the more prestigious modeling agencies in Sydney. I don't think this is a coincidence!

  46. Ros

    April 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    What a really cool shot! Stunning…

  47. sophie

    April 28, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I love this photo! and you are in sydney!! my home! im going to go see garance's illustrations she did for bondi westfield today :)
    beautiful photo!!

  48. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    good stuff from Sydney, and it seems like there is some kind of boot obsession, no? and I love it!! I'm so happy that we've moved on from the idea about everyone with big boots is goth.

  49. Charlotte

    April 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Taryn, you are so right – I would kill for her eyebrows! Cx

  50. KD

    April 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I want to be one of these girls.

  51. agnes szucs

    April 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Oh, yeah. I love the colors here. And the fact that they're smiling.

  52. holly

    April 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    loveee her boots!

  53. The Red Umbrella

    April 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    They look like they're enjoying life!

  54. Ariane

    April 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    oh my god, the one on the right looks SO much like young Leonardo Dicaprio !

    (georgeous shot, by the way. When I try to cpture a moment like that, an emotion, it always end up wrong on film. We always underestimate what a good photographer it takes to take pictures like this one, telling a story, conveying simple instant happiness.)

  55. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    IM pretty sure the kid on the left is from Home and away. an australian soap. I love that this is soooo not what I am used to seeing her look like.
    fantastic photo, very 'young australia.'

  56. Nadine2point0

    April 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I'm going to call this look, um, the "stylish street rat look". Pretty cute.

  57. Bianca

    April 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    i am more than in love with this.

  58. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    The girl on the right is also a moodeeel.

  59. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I love the buckled boot on the girl on the right. And the plaid pants of the other one. They have a naturalness that is out of this world.


    April 28, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    uaooooo!! the rigth girl !! very cool! beautiful girl ! i want this girl !!
    i live in argentina ,
    ja ja ja!!

  61. Joan

    April 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    love their mischievous poses and smiles.
    and don't forget the boots of course

    Hello Dasein!


    April 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm

  63. daveed

    April 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    if this is how the girls look in australia, i need to move there!

  64. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    omg. i thought danny wrote i wish i could see her boobs clearly! anyways, i almost started a fight that the person on teh left is a boy but many ppl have already confirmed her to be julia.. so i guess not. either way i think they have such great opposing looks.
    and my original comment was, "is everyone in australia a model?"

  65. bami1020

    April 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I thought I saw you in Darlinghurst then I thought it couldn't be you coz you were supposed to be in Japan!!!!
    I would love to approach interesting ppl on the street and take some photos of them but just don't know how to do it. Any tips?

  66. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    This is pretty nice I like the face of the girl with the shorts

    Look my page i would be gald haha!!!

  67. Anonymous

    April 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    devastated you and garance are in sydney and i didn't even know it!

  68. Nicole

    April 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Anyone else think the girl on the right looks like Annie from Home and Away?

  69. Liya

    April 28, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Cute! So weird (but cool) to Sydney through your eyes… I literally walk there everyday but it somehow looks different in your photos

  70. enrique

    April 29, 2010 at 12:08 am

    The best accessory is sometimes just a very warm smile.

  71. Cookie Cutter

    April 29, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I thought the smiles are what makes this photo. So genuine! Girl on left reminds me of Cate Blanchett.

  72. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    April 29, 2010 at 1:05 am


  73. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 1:34 am

    the sartorialist knows how to pick 'em , julia, bambi and zippora are the three coolest girls in sydney right now!

  74. Kazuko

    April 29, 2010 at 1:41 am

    cheeky! lovely picture!

  75. agirlastyle

    April 29, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I love this – they look like they're having so much fun, and almost mischievous in a typically Australian way. I love the girl on the right – so quintessentially Sydney.

    Miss B xx

  76. kaye

    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 am

  77. henrikchoi

    April 29, 2010 at 2:59 am

    look at these cute girls!
    hahaha nice pic!!

  78. Art Project

    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Bambi (on the right) modelled for Russh magazine's 'Stoned' shoot. Love the shot.

  79. ♄ oi!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Cute capture.. I'd love that bag!

  80. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 4:01 am

    androgyny at its best… Wand

  81. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 4:22 am

    as a sydney sider i encourage you to try the more quiet streets like bourke street, crown street in surry hills and glemore road, gurner street and oxford street in paddington. There are smaller but pleasant surprises waiting for u there-

  82. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 4:39 am

    oooo groundbreaking, they are models.

  83. Tanya

    April 29, 2010 at 5:38 am

    is that Pia? As in Uli's Pia?

  84. annie markantonatou

    April 29, 2010 at 6:07 am

    love the grunge bag!

  85. June Paski

    April 29, 2010 at 6:23 am

    love this soo much!


  86. Izzen

    April 29, 2010 at 7:08 am

  87. Karoline

    April 29, 2010 at 7:10 am

    This photo is all about the perfect moment.
    I love australien people, they seem so natural to me, and I love that!

  88. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Lovely faces. If Natalie Portman and Leonardo DiCaprio had a child I think she would look just like the girl to th right. :-)

  89. Neve

    April 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

    i love this, makes me look forward to summer in the city!

  90. marianne

    April 29, 2010 at 8:00 am

    the girl on the left is cute too! actually she's a model, she was on several shows last season in Paris. Very nice girl!

  91. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 8:00 am

    not like leonardo di caprio but like that girl that's a model, the one that looks so much like gemma word- aah, sasha podirova or smthing…

  92. Álvaro

    April 29, 2010 at 8:34 am

    love the hair of girl of the right


  93. Gustav

    April 29, 2010 at 8:36 am

    They seem so nice, i'd like to know them! I can't stop smiling to the girl at the right, cute!

  94. lulu

    April 29, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I adore this picture. I keep coming back to take another look! It's so natural and I love the androgyny. Gorgeous!

  95. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I don't mean this as an insult – but I love the androgyny of their beautiful faces.

  96. Gary MAEL

    April 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I completely agree with Ariane : the girl on the right realy looks like young Leonardo Di Caprio. And the two girls are sweet sweet sweet. Rock 'n' Roll.

  97. TorontoVerve.:

    April 29, 2010 at 9:39 am

    This is a fun shot….well done.

  98. Sara

    April 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

  99. Julia

    April 29, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Love her to the right, her clothes, a nude tshirt and black shorts with some nice shoes…

  100. James

    April 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Julia Nobis & Charlotte Best, no? Their styles seem very much reflective of sydney / metropolized australia right now, which is encouraging (looking at the foreign positive responses)… As always thanks for the post, Scott.

  101. Belgiquechique

    April 29, 2010 at 10:13 am

    A strong brow can definitely be a stylistic choice, if you have strong eyebrows and don't want to pluck them… but it also largely depends on your genes. If you're fair-haired and have fine hair, it's unlikely you'll have brows like this girl on the right. And moreover, strong eyebrows wouldn't work that well on the girl on the left, in my opinion, it's just a totally different type of person.

    But it definitely beats the thin to non-existent eyebrows that have been in fashion for so long..

  102. Belgiquechique

    April 29, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Oh and I remember having seen Dicaprio in a very similar pose as the girl to the right, in one of his earliest movies, maybe that's partly why she reminds us of him so much. Don't remember if it was in "what's eating gilbert grape" or sth..

  103. Jessica

    April 29, 2010 at 10:20 am

    im kind of amused because this entire time i've thought the girl on the right was a sexy guy. hahahaha<3

  104. Sara Bentley

    April 29, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Well… seeing as my own brows can definitely be considered as "strong" I think it's more than a trend and totally dependant on the person wearing them. You can't hide strong brows and don't even try!

  105. Book Sake

    April 29, 2010 at 10:25 am

    The eyebrows of the girl on the right were the first thing that jumped out at me. They frame her eyes perfectly, I think she's just gorgeous!

  106. Marissa

    April 29, 2010 at 10:32 am

    strong eyebrows depends on the person, eyebrow shaping all depends on the shape of the person's face imo. that being said, her eyebrows are really cool and this is a really cool pic.

  107. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

    girl on right is stef bambi – models here and there, not that girl from home and away

  108. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 29, 2010 at 10:54 am

    You get that people are relaxed and with a natural smile.It musn't be easy to obtein this complicity.Bravo!

  109. PARIS

    April 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Strong eye brows are extremely special & specific. It absolutely depends on your face shape and the nature of your eyebrow hair growth in general. For example, they look fantastic on this lovely Australian girlie & someone like Filippa Hamilton or Brooke Shields… lucky lucky ladies!

    Great shots, you really capture the superb style that is Sydney… so unlike anything else! xx P.

  110. mani

    April 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

    i think a strong brow depends on the person – its best to find a shape that frames your eyes well and maintain that, rather than change it up when the trends change. The right brow is like a classic LBD, if it works on you, it'll never go out of style

  111. Breda L

    April 29, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Her eyebrows frame her face beautifully, and she can really pull off their strength that's why I'd say that eyebrow's can't really be manipulated to be fashionable or not. They should transcend trend and suit the person instead..but hey maybe I'm jealous, my eyebrows just wouldn't grow that thick! :)

  112. ax_ELLE

    April 29, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I think you need to be the person to have strong brows. i have strong eyebrows, but I would look ugly with thin eyebrows.
    Xo Xo-Axelle

  113. pinky

    April 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    it's hard to fake thick eyebrows without looking like a clown, but yes they can be a trend. why not?
    we blondes don't stand much of a chance of participating unless we go garish.

  114. Ariane

    April 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    hmm.. I don't know.
    I sure works on the girl in this picture, but I remember some celeb's trying, didn't turn out so good-looking :
    leighton meester here :

    or Katie Price, and evn Ali Lohan :

    it never looks good.

    So, I don't see this becoming a trend. I just think that *sometimes*, on the right person, it looks incredible. just like bleached brows on Lara Stone.

  115. Passport Smiles

    April 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I think a strong brow adds so much to beauty, personally. However, I think it's a current trend. The shape of euebrows changes with times. The 80s anyone? The non-existent eyebrows in the 90s?

    Passport Smiles

  116. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Women's faces are defined by the eyebrow; men's by the hairline.


    April 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    my first thought was the eyebrows before i had saw your comment on them. I'm all about the big strong eyebrows, so much in fact i have cut my fringe so that i look like Spock so that they can be shown off for the first time in a year! i'd love to see big brows on everyone, overplucked ones knock me sick, but i don't think everyone can pull it off, just like every 'trend' really. she can though. i like to think i can- but then again mine have never been small (former mono-brow!) and i love that neither of them seem to be wearing a lot, if any make-up. funny, the girls i see round uni with the caked on make up and the orange foundation have the horrible over plucked eyebrows. best to be as natural as you can be.

  118. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    i believe that strong eyebrows are a trend these days, as they had been when brooke shields was a teenager. However, not everyone can have such strong eyebrows. The trend is actually having a natural look, in contrast to the extra thin eyebrows was some time ago.

  119. erika

    April 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Unfortunately not everyone is able to have strong eyebrows like hers, unless they're penciled on — which is another statement altogether… That said, I love hers.. she's very lucky.

  120. Rogue Seal

    April 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I think it's definitely dependent on the person…there are certainly people who have maintained thick eyebrows their whole lives (Charlotte Casiraghi, Brooke Shields, etc.) and I feel like it is, as you said, an individual expression of their style.

  121. Ammu

    April 29, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    You need to have the face for strong eyebrows. That said, nothing looks worse than overplucked eyebrows – ugh!

  122. indigo warrior

    April 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I think the shape of a brow is a style choice. Brows have been thin, thick, and all kinds of things in between, but I go for a pretty classic arch and not thin at all myself. That's how I like to frame my eyes.

  123. Blair

    April 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    My sister has a very strong brow–and with her high cheekbones and big eyes, we always tell her she looks like Audrey Hepburn.

    I think more women should consider not thinning down their eyebrows–not that it would look good on everyone, but it's so striking on the women who dare.

  124. Kathleen

    April 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    When I think of strong brows I think of only one person, Elizabeth Taylor. Has there ever been anyone in the public's eye that could pull them off like she did in her younger days? Maybe Suzy Parker? But I think hers were enhanced ala 50's. How incredible Liz looked and how incredible this young one looks. Its not just the strong brow its the actual shape! Did she come this way? Did she pay someone to meticulously do the job? She is so natural, I somehow picture her walking out of the house this way. Love the photograph all the way around. Back to the brows for a moment. There are strong brows and then there are these kind of brows, uniques and sexy! One more, Sophia Loren:)

  125. ML

    April 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Strong brows are wonderful, and the shape of the brow is definitely a style choice. I personally love the bold look, but I can't have mine like that, simply because, well, I don't have quite enough brow :P

  126. mabelmabel

    April 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Re the brow: Go for it.

    Anyone can do it–whether natural or drawn in–and anyone should do it, at least once.

    Life is too short not to risk something that may not suit you.

  127. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I never realized that there was a trend to eyebrows. Mainly because I've always had to pencil mine in because I have very sparse brows and when shaped, it looks like i have none. I need to always draw them in to make my eyes appear more defined and it is a major pain. I would say that I'd lean towards having a a strong brow. It's natural, beautiful when shaped and at least it gives you the option to thin them out if desired.

  128. Anna

    April 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    The strong eye brows already is a trend. Fall09 runways showed a lot of that kind of maku-up. IN sweden it's quite trendy right now :) But still, its not suited for every one, I think.

  129. Elodie

    April 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I would like to have marked eyebrows, but they are naturally slim (?), then, there is necessarily a natural parameter!

  130. Chelsea

    April 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Strong eyebrow is the first thing I saw. Mostly cause Im trying to grow mine out?

  131. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I noticed the brows right away – very Hemingway. I personally have never, ever sported a thin brow as mine are thick and dark naturally. I think you either have it or you don't.

  132. Sutton

    April 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    beautiful browns, how could you miss them. so many people thing style is simply in form of fashion, but ones grooming basics/trademarks are crucial!!!!

  133. Prutha

    April 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    i think its totally dependant on the person's face structure…

    actually im positive… i once had a girl friend who went from thin [proportionately thin] brows to ultra thick brows like the girl on the right…and looked sooo creapy with the new ones.. it totally depends on ur face

  134. medinaGreen

    April 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I love this pic. its so natural. I <3 strong eyebrows but they cant be a trend. If you have strong eyebrows great, but if you dont. penciling them it just looks tacky.

  135. gabrielle

    April 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    when looked at the picture, the first thing i noticed were the exebrowes:) im sure it

  136. gabrielle

    April 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    drawing your eyebrows if you dont have any is definitely not a good idea… but it is starting to be a trend just because lots of girls who can leave it strong do it :) and it

  137. Ella

    April 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    A strong brow is timeless, I like their eyebrow/ hair/ skin tone contrast

  138. Ioana

    April 29, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I believe that nature combines every feature of the face to create a perfect harmony. So, whatever shape your eyebrows are embrace it, not try to make thin ones look thicker or the other way around.

  139. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Totally dependent on the person. (re: eyebrows)

    All the Aussie girls look like run aways or vagabonds or….young people I guess. When you're young and beautiful you can pull off unkempt……..

  140. Karishma

    April 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I think the way the eyebrows are done is a style too.. they give more definition to an image.. Love the Look…

  141. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    it's not only the eyebrows, but all the image, the muscles, the smile, the tan. in my opinion, the girl from the left makes the one of the right to stand out.
    incredible image

  142. joanaddicted

    April 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    natural beauty..

  143. roheline

    April 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I've been sporting the strong eyebrows for a few years now. Love the look! I wouldn't consider it a trend though, even though seems to be becoming one.

  144. Kelsey morgan

    April 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    first thing i noticed was the brow. was trendy. but i believe it is totally dependent on the person. which makes it more beautiful and unique. this photo has so much life.

  145. Weronika

    April 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I belive that the strong eyebrow is a trend. It looks so naturally beautiful.Natalia Vodianova seems to be a strong eyebrow trendsetter so it's already has some history. I'm totally into this picture and the girl's strong eyebrows!

  146. christeric

    April 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    thats so funny you mentioned that because I am obsessed with strong eyebrows. For my lookbook photoshoot, I even had the make up artist draw in a "gallagher-esque" eyebrow on my girl! see it here!

  147. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Both girls are stunning but as far as the girl on the right is concerned, you see the eyebrows more than you see the girl. I think that's a bit of a shame. Her brows seem to masculine for the rest of her face because it's so fine.

  148. Emily

    April 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    i love this picture. the girl on the right is striking. and yes, the brows make her so.

  149. Masha

    April 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I love strong eyebrows, and mine I quite strong. I don't think it can be a trend because many people have rather thin eyebrows. But one thing for sure I always get so upset if someone I now who had strong eyebrows thins them out and often make such a silly shape that I want to cry! I think it is a gift – to have strong eyebrows and it is impossible to grow them back. So girls, please, please, please think twice or… three or four times before thining them out.

    The picture is amazing. I don't think there something wrong with the hands… The mood of the pic is fantastic!

  150. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    the brows were the first thing i loved/noticed about her….. absolutely stunning.

    and i think they can be trendy or classic. it's classic if it's your signature as a woman, whereas i'd say it's trendy if you had the strong-brow look for a time but don't generally keep them that way.

  151. Jenny

    April 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    The eyebrows were the very first thing I noticed about this photo when I first saw it.

  152. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I think those strong brows not only suit her, but strike me as incredibly soft and natural. I know they are strong, but I can't over emphasize how much softer her whole personality seems because of them. I've seen too many beautiful women with overly thin, equally strong eyebrows. Penciled in. It is such a hard look.

  153. Cecilia M. V.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    As a fifteen year old girl with thick, dark eyebrows, it has been very hard for me, at an age when peer pressure (as over used as that word is, it felt needed in the context) is such a strong factor in everyday life, to keep my bold eyebrows. In the past I have over plucked them (disastrously, I might add) and it wasn't until recently that I have realized that they help shape my face, add character, & have become almost my trademark. In an age when most girls my age have barely there brows its nice to have thick browed role models such as actress Camilla Belle & model Ali Michael. Style (not just fashion) is very important to me & my eyebrows, no matter what anyone says, will always be adding character to my face.

  154. chrissyallan

    April 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Great picture! Strong brows can be so intriguing and beautiful.

  155. Fuschialexus

    April 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I love how the girl on the right looks so carefree and her limbs are bare so even as we're drawn to her pixie face (i completely agree that she looks like young leo di caprio) there's a tangle of flesh colored knots underneath.
    Her brows make her look more devlish and it adds to her rougher style. Otherwise, with delicate brows, she'd look like a thin-boned fairy!

    It's a shame that the blond girl on the left is not given more attention. She fades bit, no?

  156. Jane

    April 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Brows are incredibly important – they frame the face and, I think, look fresh no matter what your age. I'm all for my daughter (14) experimenting etc but I've drummed into her that once her brows are touched, that's it! She has real Brooke Shield eyebrows, they're gorgeous and they're staying that way!

  157. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I wish I had the option of thicker brows. I did have thicker brows as a kid but i plucked them so zealously as a teen that they stopped growing back. I'm just lucky I didn't ruin them entirely, at least they are still a nice and natural shape, even if they are narrow! Let that be a lesson to any teen readers – are you really so sure you want paper thin brows? They might go out of style and by then you might be stuck with them. You're much better off just tidying up the scraggly hairs underneath and keeping your natural fullness and shape.

  158. Regina

    April 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Natalia Vodianova sold me on the strong brow the first time I saw her, so I've been about it for years. Unfortunately, I could never do it myself. My eyebrows are limited in scope, and light enough that they almost disappear in the summer. Perhaps that's why I appreciate strong, dark, eyebrows so much on other women.

  159. dmswriter

    April 29, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    The fashionistas would have us believe a strong brow is a trend, but like anything else, it should be completely dictated by the person – their bone structure, their tastes, and the image they wish to present.

  160. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I love a strong eyebrow! The girl on the right is beautiful. The blonde girl is a nice contrast because I love that fair skin, fair hair look and a strong eyebrow on her would take away from that. :)


  161. Olivia

    April 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    the eyebrows are a statement however don't think it can be a trend- definitely dependent on the person- i know i couldn't pull that off- very very dependent. but if you can pull it off- its amazing.

  162. esther

    April 29, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    love this shot. i think a strong brow depends on the person, just like a funky haircut does, e.g. a pixie cut.

    and does anyone know where her bag is from? i adore it.

  163. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    those brows… they are straight up bonafide SEXY

  164. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    In reaction to the post update – I'm a heterosexual guy, and I LOVE girls with eyebrows like the young lady on the right. I think it's such a classy look. Really thin eyebrows are disconcerting to me for some reason.

  165. Little Lovables

    April 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    A true gamine can pull off those strong brows and playfulness.

    Lovely and innocent with a hint of an edge. as far as it being a trend? It definitely depends on the face of the wearer.

  166. Aske

    April 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    well, big brows is beautiful for some girls, obviously! But I think it does make the girl look a little tom-boy'ish. So I don't think that this is able to become a real trend, because only a minority is able to wear it properly. But if one is able to make it look good, this is defiantly a great detail!

  167. stefica

    April 29, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Eyebrows definitely look best kept in or close to their natural shape. I never understood the trend a few years back of the thin brows that all looked the same–usually with the thinned, poker-straight hair, too. It was a dull look, and creepy in the uniformity. What looks best on each person is not necessarily what looks best on others.

  168. Yeji Jun

    April 30, 2010 at 12:02 am

    eye brow can be a trend always. definitely. But the person has to know which is good on her before following the trend.

  169. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 1:03 am

    She's got those Margaux Hemingway eyebrows going on with a luminous face and an adorable smile. Even if the brows were to become a trend again, it only looks special and real on a lucky few.

  170. Sophia

    April 30, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I love her eyebrows! They are the first thing my eye went to when I looked at the picture. I have fairly strong eyebrows myself, and I will never lay a tweezer or a wax strip on them!

    I also think it's fun how they have similar poses, but they look like they're in two different worlds with their outfits:)

    your blog has inspired me to get back in touch with my camera, if only I could capture half the beauty you do!

  171. Katherine

    April 30, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I have naturally think brows and went through a phase in the 90s were I tried to 'thin' them away – Yuk! Not to mention the every day plucking mission. Brows should definitely work with your features/structure etc. I love the 'eyebrow girl' – natural and beutiful.

  172. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 3:23 am

    She resembles Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon.

  173. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 3:29 am

    i think its a trend as much as it will maybe feature more in editorial/campaigns where exagerrated eyebrows work
    buin an everyday context physically changing your brows is very difficult
    i have naturally dark and thick brows for my hair and i plucked them to oblivion, but when i was 15 i realised it was doing me no favours so grew the back (which was incredibly traumatic! i cant see any older women doing it) and i was lucky to grow them back at all
    brows are beautiful when theyre natural and lightly defined

  174. The Very Subjective

    April 30, 2010 at 4:13 am

    if it looks good on you – why not? definitely adds some character to the face.

    strong brow is a yes-yes.

  175. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 4:48 am

    These two girls are Australian models.
    The one on the right featured in the latest Russh magazine, her name is Bambi.

    They make scroungy look so good. Artful.

  176. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Obviously it is dependent on the person, only a person with thick eyebrows can possibly choose to have thick eyebrows (instead of choosing to pluck them), I am a redhead with thin blonde eyebrows and no matter how I try I will never have naturally thick eyebrows.

  177. andrea

    April 30, 2010 at 7:14 am

    I think a strong eyebrow depends on the person who has it, it doesn't look good on ANYBODY, but that girl is gorgeous! I love her :)

    great shot, and great girls :)

  178. iamhiawatha

    April 30, 2010 at 7:43 am

    yea I totally agree, natural brow shape with some light definition… Ya gotta love a strong eyebrow :)

  179. Thais

    April 30, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I think strong eyebrows are supercool!!! Just look at the girl on the right.
    It obviously depend on the face but I really believe it is a very trendy and original choice.

  180. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I think she is beautiful. They are both striking. And noticed the eyebrows straight away. They have a very clean, natural, youthful look. BUT, some of us couldn't have eyebrows like that, even if we wanted them. Stylistic choice or not!

  181. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

    She's channeling Ali MacGraw with those eyebrows. A MacGraw-eyebrow renaissance goes right along with designers' current embrace of other '70s style elements – denim, wide-leg pants, prints, etc.


    April 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Will always be a trend and has always been!! From Cleopatra to Marilyn up to Linda Evangelista etc etc etc…Behind the trend, on the street you can see it all, well done or less…the both have natural eyebrowns so here there is no trends !! My personal guess is that the girl with short hair propably are lesbian so her look are more relaxed and natural! Nice pic and cute girls! Thanks! /Eugen

  183. Just me and my bon genre!

    April 30, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Someone has been up all night partying on a week day.. cough cough..

  184. Medina

    April 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I've been asking myself the same question ever since the strong brow look caught on a few years ago. I immediately loved it and grew my brows out. However, having strong, rough face structure, they unfortunately made me look like a crazy man and like my brother said "just because it's in style it doesn't mean that it suits everybody". So… I trimmed them down a bit.

    After my own failed strong brow incident and after observing the girls that get away with them the best (Natalia Vodianova making a great example) I realized that a strong brow in general suits a person with very soft, feminine, girl-like features and is definately a trend that should not be picked up by everybody.

  185. LoveMore

    April 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Was SO great meeting you at American Apparel today!

    I hope you are having a lovely time in Sydney.
    Can totally understand your love for eyebrows here in Bambi and Grace at the store today.
    BOTH such beautiful girls!

    Safe travels!

    Lovemore, Bel

  186. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Every person recognizes how a nice coif can enhance a woman's appearance. I've always found it puzzling how few women seem to realize the dramatic effect a full and shapely brow can also have. It seems to me to be the easiest and most effective way for a woman to make herself achieve natural beauty.

  187. Girl from the good life

    April 30, 2010 at 11:32 am

    It's lovely

    simple and amazing.

  188. Spencer

    April 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I think the strong eyebrows of the girl on the right truly make her stand out. My girlfriend has strong eyebrows and personally I find that to be one of her most attractive traits.

  189. JA

    April 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    sometimes beauty shows through in spite of itself

  190. b.a.

    April 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    The Girl on the Right reminds me of a young leonardo dicaprio. in his basketball diaries/gilbert grape era. a compliment, for sure.

  191. williamjamesbaker

    April 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    A strong brow on a girl is most attractive; but like a number of comments here, not everyone can pull it off
    The tom-boy look is one I personally like-

  192. King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson

    April 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    You've captured her personality beautifully with this photo. The eyebrows really make it.

  193. Juan Manuel Trejo SĂĄnchez

    April 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I think only a very feminine woman could use short hair and strong eyebrows. It works for her!

  194. amberhella

    April 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm


  195. buffalostreetstyle

    April 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    great brows. most definitely depends on the person, because if you don't have naturally thick brows you can't fake it!

  196. FĂĄbio Savelha

    April 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Wonderful photo! Fantastic work ;)

  197. MolleeMae

    April 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I noticed the strong eyebrows, too, and I really like them. So many girls keep their eyebrows so thin, and I think it's so much prettier when they aren't so little. They look more confident, kind of.

    As for your trend question, I think most anyone could look good with strong eyebrows if they take care of them, but I think that it will never become one, just because so many girls over-pluck their brows. Really, a lot of girls are too insecure about thick eyebrows to let them grow out a little bit.

  198. Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    The girl on the right is Charlotte Best an Australian actor, who stars in the soap Home and away.
    Love the picture, both girls seem so confident and the style is amazing!

  199. Rina

    April 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    A lot of my friends say the like my brows, they are quite thin and neat however I have never and will never pluck them and I have always wished for thicker and unruly brows. I love Natalia Vodianova's eyebrows. Yes, the girl on the right has great eyebrows.

  200. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Cute… Not sure about the filthy right elbow though

  201. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 1:30 am

    The girl on the right is named Bambi and she is a well known Sydney model (she's chosen a lot of the time for her unique image/eyebrows).

    • Kxrx

      May 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      oh look that’s Julia and Bambi :)

  202. 8apixel

    May 1, 2010 at 1:32 am

    I'm stunned by the simple and youthful energy the girls exude. *Places photo on mood board* Their names are ?Bambi? Northwood-Blyth and Julia Nobis . Both are Australian models.

  203. Cate

    May 1, 2010 at 1:45 am

  204. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 2:30 am


  205. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I adore strong eyebrows, as long as they're "groomed" properly to suit the rest of a gal's face. I'd love to have them myself, but I have naturally finer brows. We play with our looks by incorporating false eye-lashes, coloured contacts, hair extensions, etc.; why doesn't someone come up with the perfect eyebrow 'extensions'? …or is that too bazaar? L. x x

  206. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Check out the girls in Adelaide one day, the most beautiful in Australia.

  207. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Check out the girls in Adelaide one day, the most beautiful in Australia.


    May 1, 2010 at 6:23 am

    "The girl on the right is Charlotte Best an Australian actor, who stars in the soap Home and away."…someone wrote this in a comment (above) and I checked it out. Yes it is Charlotte, she

  209. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 6:54 am


  210. Rachel

    May 1, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I looooove strong brows. I will never go back to those thin whispy brows of the 90's. It looks so much more natural and just frames your face better with a fuller brow.

  211. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 8:10 am

    her name is (bambi) stef northwood-bylthe. shes a melbourne model. great snap!

  212. alexkeller

    May 1, 2010 at 9:50 am

    amazing – the strong brow is the first thing i noticed in the photo. i'm a firm believer – the aesthetician i see has a 'Brooke Shields' brow, so i know i'll never end up with brows that are too thin

  213. Nadia

    May 1, 2010 at 10:47 am

    i have naturally strong eyebrows but started plucking my eyebrows really thin when i was in my early teens. However, this is the one thing I regret the most as I am now trying to grow them all out. It has been two years that I now go to an eyebrow specialist and she said it can possibly take up to 4 years (for anyone)to grow them all out completely.

    I finally have the shape of my eyebrow suited for my face but now i'm just waiting for my eyebrows to fill in the gap. Hopefully in a year i can finally have my original eyebrows i was born with.

    having the perfect eyebrows can make a whole difference to a person's face.

  214. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I have thick eyebrows and I do pluck them, not paper thin, but enough to make them look … clean. And since I have a pixie cut and a not-so-feminine face, I have to make my eyebrows not so strong.

  215. Kathleen

    May 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Of course, Leanardo dicapri, A male with "these" kind of eyebrows!

  216. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    to the anon above: the girls' names are Julia Nobis (blonde) and Bambi Northwood Blyth (brunette) – they're both models.

  217. Anonymous

    May 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Many of us operate on the principle that if you cannot say anything nice, say nothing at all.
    I happened to have found the girl on the left much more attractive.
    Having read your comment, I analyzed the picture and my feelings about it to find out why.
    I like the girl on the left better because she has beautiful skin and not big thick, dark eyebrows, which seem mannish to me (which some men prefer–to each his own).
    But then again, I am not gay.
    De gustibus non disputandum est.
    Had the blogger said nothing, I would have kept this to myself.

  218. Tam

    May 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    They are both super cute and have fantastic smiles, and yes, her eyebrows are brilliant. Looks like you got their complete natural smiles – great shot

  219. Jo

    May 2, 2010 at 4:00 am

    eyebrows and arms seem to resonate in the image. Eyebrows are like pictureframes, those endowed with a lot have much to work with. Madonna and Lourdes both work good brow…

  220. Zoe

    May 2, 2010 at 6:29 am

    the eyebrows were the first thing I noticed! that may be because I have a slight obsession with thick eyebrows – I love them. It should be a trend…my tip is to get a brown mascara, wipe almost all the product off the brush and then use it to make your eyebrows look thicker and darker. Less obvious than pencil, but only for non rainy days

  221. Jen

    May 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    the girl on the right looks like the model in RUSSH mag – dont know if they're the same??

  222. Kara

    May 2, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    totally depends on the person. only some people can rock it unfortunately….and they're always the girls with super pretty faces

  223. Naomi

    May 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    It's so funny how many people post that they dislike thin eyebrows, because clearly that implies that thick eyebrows are trendy. In ten years, it will probably be the opposite.

    I have naturally very thin half-eyebrows which I pencil in at the end or else I look strange! If I had thick dark ones I would look awful, no matter how trendy they may be.

    I have definitely been told "Ew why do you pluck your eyebrows out and pencil them in?!" by a few people – but I can't help it!
    So PLEASE be sensitive the next time you see someone with thin eyebrows. It may be natural and your opinion doesn't dictate everyone's taste.

  224. Kathleen

    May 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Such beautiful faces, so relaxed and happy to be alive.

    The young woman on the right looks like a model, if she isn't she could instantly be a contender for a top spot. She kind of reminds me of Hepburn in Sabrina.

    Lovely photograph Scott!

  225. Catherine

    May 2, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I've recently let my brows grow back in after years of plucking. I think strong eyebrows give a younger, more natural quality to the face.

    - Catherine at Littlehouse of Style

  226. Nate's Forecast

    May 2, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    i loveeee the eyebrows so thick and brook shieldish ;)

  227. Anonymous

    May 3, 2010 at 2:50 am

    This to me looks like return to Grunge? Is this the rage there? No likey…..

    Reno, NV

  228. MarTinS

    May 3, 2010 at 3:12 am

    for me the girl on the right is so cute… the eyebrows are one of more lovely particular… very pretty

  229. - Mia -

    May 3, 2010 at 3:54 am

    the girl on the right is not an actress.. she

  230. Diane

    May 3, 2010 at 4:55 am

    haha, before I even read your text below I was thinking what's up with those brows? It's not my style choice, but it's sure a bold one :D


  231. Poivre Monkey

    May 3, 2010 at 7:13 am

    she can choose to have light eyebrows but she can't choose to have strong eyebrows. great picture

  232. Publia

    May 3, 2010 at 9:59 am

    The brows are the FIRST THING I noticed. Arresting!

    But again, I love brows.

  233. madeleine

    May 3, 2010 at 10:05 am

    the girl on the right reminds of Inger Nilsson, the actor of pipi longstocking. her smile and the look at her face…. just like Inger. Very beautiful picture!

  234. simon

    May 3, 2010 at 11:00 am

    My wife has great brows too, it`s down to the individual.
    they actually `twang `when she plucks them.

  235. Anonymous

    May 3, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Of course it is a trend, and has been for a while now. But like every trend, it won't look good on everyone. "Each to their own"

  236. Bisou Mode

    May 3, 2010 at 11:17 am

    No, strong brows must be dependant on the person. I have red hair and blonde eyebrows. So a strong, dark brow is not in the books for me…as much as I admire and would love to have it. Mostly only brunettes get to luck into them.

  237. Anonymous

    May 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    the eyebrows are fantastic. first thing that caught me looking at the picture. I laughed when I saw your update.

  238. Fashion Monstre

    May 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    as the person above me commented, both of these girls look amazingly confident!! and the strong eyebrows is a must and that is why i rarely wax my eyebrows

  239. FindingFashionland

    May 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    depands on the Person. I love the brook shields eyebrows. But u posted a Russian girl with the tiny eyebrows last month i also loved that! So the best i what looks the best on youreself.

  240. Anonymous

    May 4, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Pretty sure the girl on the right was in Russh Mag this month. Her eyebrows were the first thing I noticed and my favorite part – I have eyebrow envy.

  241. Anonymous

    May 4, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I really thought they were boys at first! It's most interesting I thought they are cute boys, but now that I realized they are girls – I must say they are really lovely girls!

  242. sue

    May 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    The girl on the right reminds me of Leo DiCaprio.

  243. smarties

    May 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I actually have the same bag! wondering if it looks so effortlessy cool on me…..

  244. Theresa

    May 4, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    This girl is beautiful. It is funny though I would not have noticed the brows if you had not mentioned them.

    I have strong eyebrows and I LOVE them. People are always trying to get me to wax and pluck but I refuse!

  245. Anonymous

    May 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    The gorgeous girl on the right….androgynous. ;-)

  246. cdamordakai

    May 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Leaving in Spain, I'm sooooooo used to see all the south american women with their eyebrows shaved and then repainted, than really seeing a woman with her real eyebrow has become sort of an adventure. I think it's truly an own style & personality choice. Good point Mr

  247. James @ Outre Singapore

    May 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I don't know if someone has already said it, and granted that the girl on the right is a girl, but when I look at her I get something of Leonardo DiCaprio.

  248. Anonymous

    May 4, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Girl on the right reminds me of Leonardo Dicaprio in Romeo and Juliet. Weird comparison, but trust me.

  249. Anonymous

    May 5, 2010 at 12:22 am

    LOL beauty on the right is Bambi out for her..she's gonna make it BIG! :)

  250. HighDee

    May 5, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I'm from a very small town and my mother used to always say: Take good care of your teeth. Don't get pregnant, don't smoke and DON'T you dare plug your eyebrows. Because eyebrows frame the face those girls who pluck to much and have thin eyebrows, that wondered half-way up their forehead look like cows.

    So being my mother's daughter, I instantly thought that girl had a beautifully framed face.

  251. Davidikus

    May 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Difficult question about the eyebrows… I firmly believe one should do what is right given their body shape, colour etc. rather than follow fashion blindly. It works on her, it may be fairly natural (she has dark hair but lighter skin). It would not work on the girl on the left hand side of the picture since she has a very fair hair and complexion: it would look out of place.

  252. Anonymous

    May 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    My strong eyebrows are a bequest from my father. It's an honor to have them!

    (I just get them cleaned up a bit)


  253. GabrielEstefano

    May 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    The strong brow is more of personal style than trend, it won't suit everybody…

  254. Caitlin

    May 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    her eyebrows definitely jumped out at me, as i love strong brows, but what i immediately noticed is how she looks so much like a younger leonardo dicaprio.

  255. Ashi

    May 6, 2010 at 3:29 am

    It's completely dependent on the person. Someone needs to either have features large enough to balance large brows, usually. Also, thinner faces accommodate large brows better than larger faces. Basically, if the girl can get away with it and still look feminine and petit, they can(/should?).

  256. Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 3:50 am

    eyebrows:it depends from the shape of the face…but usually I love strong eyebrows, I think thin eyebrows are a little bit scary

  257. Marleena Hills

    May 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I love her eyebrows! She looks great!
    I used to have thin eyebrows but they did not fit my face so I made them grow and now I feel ok. (chassez le naturel il revient au galop, ask Garance ^^)

  258. emrose

    May 6, 2010 at 11:53 am

    As with fashion and your own personal style, your brow shapes the intensity of your face and mood..thick, thin, painted in…it's all up to you

  259. Rubén Prado

    May 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I want to go to Sidney

  260. Pixiewinkle

    May 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    You're born with it baby.

  261. Talie

    May 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    as a gal with "strong eyebrows" i am told constantly by my thread-er that i am lucky to have so much brow to work with… i think it is a personal choice, and for some they make the choice to simply manicure what they have. others want to be simple and want their brows to be like everyone else or else do nothing about them. either way, i am constantly changing my brows to go along with my fashion choices… and as we know with fashion, make-up, hair and articles of clothing/accessories all go hand-in-hand :)

  262. Anonymous

    May 7, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I think strong brows are beautiful. I style mine myself because I refuse to let anyone touch them (they always make them too thin). A strong brow is classes so if you're born with it flaunt it. Kim Kardashian is a beautiful example… love how her brows are as close together as porrible but still look impeccable.

  263. Kella

    May 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The first i noticed was actually the eye brows cause the girl reminded me of Brooke Shields, years and years ago.

    Maria – Portugal

  264. Anonymous

    May 7, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Loooooove this one. And the very first thing I did notice is the girl on the right because of her brows. The arch of her brow and the shape of her face gives me the impression she is up to something. She is Peter Pan for sure.

  265. Alyssa

    May 7, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Hilarious. Only after the update was posted have people started saying that the eyebrows were what they noticed first…though hardly anyone mentioned it before!

    I definitely think a fuller brow is a stylistic choice that is in trend right now. The fact that so many commenters admit to having over-plucked in the past and now want thicker brows suggests so.

    Grooming habits, although of course a personal choice, can easily be influenced by trend (think shaving habits in general, girls' fingernail length, etc). What I find most interesting is what this means for individuality: Having particular grooming habits in focus as a trend makes the seemingly automatic habitual process of grooming more of a choice. And as more and more options are made conscious, they are soon considered yet another way to express one's personal style.

  266. Anonymous

    May 8, 2010 at 9:13 am

    It sure is a stylistic choice with strong eyebrows. It looks natural and lightens her face.

  267. brightlightsbigcity

    May 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I'm way too lazy to pay any kind of attention to my eyebrows-and I don't think people really need to, probably because my grandmother edited hers until there was barely any hair left and now has to draw on eyebrows. I believe in a natural look, and I love her strong brows. Awesome.
    ^^check it out :)

  268. Anonymous

    May 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I'm pretty sure that girl on the right is Stef Bambi, she's an Australia model..

  269. Anonymous

    May 9, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Girl on left julia nobis in her trademark docs and girl on right bambi both beautiful models

  270. Madge

    May 9, 2010 at 3:55 am

    The way she's sitting makes the girl on the right look like a tangle of limbs. her wonderfully toned arms look very long!

  271. Noshabelle

    May 9, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Love this pic!! And I love the right girl's eyebrows.

  272. chrystyna

    May 9, 2010 at 9:31 am

    woww love this! x

  273. Myrthe

    May 10, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Woow, that right girl looks just like my sister.. seriously, they could be twins.. same eyebrows, same eyes, same nose.. it's kind of scary!

    I really like those eyebrows, it can definitely be a trend, but lots of people just don't have thick eyebrows to pull off that look.

    Beautiful picture!


    May 10, 2010 at 10:15 am

  275. Lit Victoria

    May 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    The girl on the right can pull off strong brows because she is tanned. You can pull off anything when you're tanned.

  276. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    she looks a little bit like chace crawford, but I'm diggin' the look.

  277. Melissa Avila

    May 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    You're right. It is the eyebrows. At first glance I just thought, "she looks like a young brooke shields circa pretty baby.

  278. corrado

    May 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    grande Scott!
    both lovely and inspiring
    your work is a breath to me.

  279. Shelley Coryell Jacobs

    May 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Oh how I long to trade my sparse, barely noticeable blonde eyebrows for a pair of strong, shapeable, thick eyebrows. I wish all girls felt the same and would stop over-plucking their eyebrows. What a horrifying trend!

  280. Anonymous

    May 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm


    The blondes name is Julia Nobis and she is a VERY successful Australian model. I believe she was recently a Calvin Klein exclusive!!!!

    The brunette girls name is Bambi Northwood-Blyth. She also an Australian model and shes about to get HUGE. She just did the cover of Harpers Bazaar and shes currently dating Ksubi's Dan Single!!!!!

  281. uyenng

    May 12, 2010 at 7:31 am

    the girl on the right is julia nobis, up & coming model she went to my primary school but never knew she would go into modeling she is of course tall as can be, i remembered her as a tom boyish style :)her eyebrows remind me of brooke shields

  282. mynameisalicia

    May 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I think a strong brow works?I never use to call them 'strong' until this thread, haha.

    But I am not sure I understand how having thick brows correlates with being a tomboy. Having real brows is beautiful. And whether or not you have the face for it is arguable and plays a very small part in deciding not to strip your face bare of the brows?you just have to own it! I know I do. ;)

  283. wondergirl

    May 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I <3 Sydney and your photos from it.

  284. mom

    May 13, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    For a second I thought I went back to 1992. And I thought this was an image from Vogue in the Grunge days minus the heroin chic. Just more organic and maybe vegan.

  285. Anonymous

    May 16, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Isn't the person on the left a boy…?

  286. kagitsune

    May 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Ever since I started to get my brows threaded, I've gone for the strong brow. I know it was a trend a few years ago, but I like how they frame my eyes – it's a very distinguished look. Plus, I think super-skinny brows look really unnatural unless that's how they grow on you…

  287. LimtdEdition

    May 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Its funny that you mentioned that b/c the strong brow along with the girls Doc Marten-esque boots were the first things that caught my eye. Great shot!

  288. Anonymous

    May 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm


  289. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    the girl on th eleft is Bambi for the Agency Priscillas. She is the rising star of modelling in Australia, on the cover of Harpeer's Bazaar this month..

  290. Anonymous

    May 27, 2010 at 5:43 am

    the one on the right is Stef Bambi, model who recently hit it big in RAFW she is reeeeeallly something else isn't she?

  291. Anonymous

    May 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

    they both are very pretty! I like the strong brows because with them the girl has something special.
    They look like they are models, I think.
    (I'm from Germany, so sorry if there are mistakes in the text :D)

  292. Ramisha

    May 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Is the girl on the right not Bamby Northwood-Blyth?

  293. Anonymous

    June 8, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    i honestly think a strong brow can be one of the most striking features on a woman

  294. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    can anyone id the shoes the girl on the right is wearing?

  295. Anonymous

    June 17, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Another beautiful photo from you, Scott! It was great to have you back here in Australia again.
    The girl on the right is rising star model Bambi Northwood-Blythe. Absolutely stunning, love the strong brows!

  296. Anonymous

    June 19, 2010 at 1:44 am

    how is no one mentioning this girl's brows?! the clothes are whatever, but the brows are amazing. wish it could be a trend, but so many girls over pluck their brows and by the time they grow back, the trend will likely go out!

  297. Anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    OMG! The strong eyebrow was the first and ONLY thing I noticed about this picture. Strong eyebrows are my world and I've kept mine nice and bushy since I was a child.

    I don't think it should be trendy, I think every woman should work towards creating an eyebrow that is meant for her face.

    The thing with strong eyebrows, is that you also need to be a strong woman and wear it proud!

    This girl could be wearing anything at all and she would still stop me in my tracks. She's gorgeous and has obviously found the perfect brow.

  298. Jess

    June 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I think strong eyebrows can definitely be a statement. Eyebrows are one of the face's most expressive features. My own brows are dark, thick, and the only plucking I do is in the very middle to avoid a unibrow. As a swarthy brunette surrounded by delicate blonds who pluck all but the bare minimum of brow hairs, I think it helps me stand out as unique, and it looks playful, rather than severe.

  299. Anonymous

    June 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Absolutely! Nice picture, but the eyebrows are all that really matters. The rest is just a pretty frame.

  300. Anonymous

    July 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Bold Brows are a Bountiful Blessing!!!

    And a statement as well!!!


  301. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 12:19 am

    she is almost leonardo di caprio hahaha

  302. Anonymous

    July 16, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Is that one girl on the left Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley?

  303. Nacio

    July 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I love strong brows.
    But I was raised by latin women, it's understandable.

  304. Matt

    July 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Love the old school, broken in Docs!

  305. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

    God, the girl on the right has the most wonderful eyebrows! That's one of the two things that pop out to me-eyebrows and noses.

  306. Anonymous

    August 1, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    i have that purse!! i love it and everyone always comments on it :)

  307. anggwapokotalaga

    August 20, 2010 at 5:40 am

    lovely smiles, love the Dm's :-)

  308. Alizzie

    September 20, 2010 at 12:49 am

    i have that bag! i love it

  309. Lyndal Salmon

    November 13, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Is that not that Bambi?

  310. Jazzbuff630

    December 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I love the strong brows. Overplucked/overarched = Bozo.

  311. Anonymous

    December 29, 2010 at 5:57 am


  312. fashiongorgeous

    December 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    i absolutely adore natural brows- the whole fashionable craze of lightening brows seems ridiculous. Brows are meant to adorn the eye, if i could , i'd tell most women to start grooming instead of plucking. The quintescence of a balanced face must include great cheekbones, great skin, groomed (!) brows and lightening make up. The best face is the fresh face.

  313. sophie_hourticolon

    January 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    This looks amazing, her eyebrows really reinforce her strong look.

  314. thndrcat

    January 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I LOVE a strong eyebrow on a woman. VERY sexy.
    -Jillian Michaels from Biggest Loser
    -Amanda Pete
    -Lots of Brazilian women

    Always been a favorite characteristic of mine. Good call sir.


  315. Anonymous

    March 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Leonardo Dicaprio's unknown sister.

  316. mehicano18

    April 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    haha the girl with the "big brows' is bambi.

  317. generic viagra

    May 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    simply cute

  318. Trinh Phan

    June 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I think the main reasons why 324 comments were appearing here since it is a unique different from others like changing readers' taste and bcz the strong youth spirit in this pic :)

  319. Malkosh

    August 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    That was the first thing I saw..eye brows…they’re definitely a unique hot trend..but also completely reliable on the facial gestures!
    In <3 with this shot!

  320. Alex

    November 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    The girl on the right is Bambi Northwood-Blythe, and she’s beautiful! Good job at capturing her, she has an amazing smile.

  321. Shimene

    January 31, 2012 at 12:17 am

    The girl with the “Big Brows” is Bambi. Australian International Model. Her eyebrows are natural and she is so beautiful its crazy.

  322. jezzy

    May 20, 2012 at 5:41 am

    the one on the right is Julia Nobis methinks, has walked for most of em

  323. suraj pradhan

    July 6, 2013 at 2:00 am

    i like the expressions of the girls and the girl on the right is very beautiful.

  324. Chris

    December 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    the girl with the eyebrows is bambi blyth northwood, model!

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