Thursday, September 20, 2012

On the Street….Piazza Oberdan, Milan

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  1. Street Tailors

    September 20, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Very beautiful pose and composition! Gorgeous lady!

  2. Savannah

    September 20, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful profile. And the lighting you captures makes her look stunning.
    Http://lordashbury.com

  3. THE STEL STYLE

    September 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I like her skirt!!! it’s simple and different

    http://thestelstyle.com/

    • SM

      September 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Agreed! I have a similar skirt to this, and I love her sweater. Very chic yet comfortable.
      http://untrucoudeux.wordpress.com/

      • Linda@DesignInMyView

        September 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

        Yes. But do you wear it just the same?

        Skinny or curvy, I think fit should be taken into greater consideration.

        Unless “we” are at the beach or in our own garden.

  4. Laura

    September 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Beautiful profile, and this haircut lokks so good on her!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  5. The Guilty Hyena

    September 20, 2012 at 9:34 am

    her hair suits her down to the ground, pardon the pun.

    ▲▲ HYENA

  6. Rachelle

    September 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Great shot love the shadows.
    xo
    Rachelle
    htt://pinksole.com

  7. Rocking Zebra

    September 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Grogeous outfit! Her style is so modern and unique. Wow..

    http://rockingzebra.blogspot.com

  8. Flavia

    September 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Marc Jacobs’ influence, already?

    • amdd

      September 21, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Yes, I believe this woman is, in fact, a runway model and was in the Marc Jacobs show.

  9. Imma

    September 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful lady. Just hoping that young girls will know that they will as beautiful if there is more ‘body’.

    • Ann

      September 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

      I agree

    • sayali

      September 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      I was about to say the same… nothing against this woman being skinny… but everyone must know even if you dont have bones jutting out of you, you can be beautiful… AND have style.

      • une chatte grise

        September 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

        Nicely said!

      • rosie

        September 21, 2012 at 2:12 am

        Absolutely. I feel that her ‘boniness’ detracts form her skirt. great hairstyle. She is definitely beautiful in her own right.

        • Martine

          October 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

          She is definitely beautiful in EVERY right. Lets not start this again.

    • Stine

      September 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      I agree, too!

    • aceks

      September 21, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Gorgeous hair , so chic, but like others , please remember many many gorgeous women have curves.

  10. vito

    September 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

    a woman to marry.

    • Darrell

      September 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      You got that right!

      • Andrew

        September 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

        sorry, guys. she’s taken and she’s mine!

        • Jenn

          June 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

          Hahaha. Nice one, Drew! :)

  11. Serdane

    September 20, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Such an inspiring elegance !

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  12. Liz

    September 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

    great sweater

    http://lavieenliz.com

  13. duckalicious

    September 20, 2012 at 10:22 am

    wowza. unexpected hotness.

  14. Kasia

    September 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Beautiful light and this body… so interesting.

  15. Name*

    September 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Love her hip bone.

  16. Kait @ when we wander

    September 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Love the fall floral skirt. There are so many women in Italy that pull off short hair so well and she is a perfect example. You captured her beauty fabulously.

  17. Alice Olive

    September 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Oh, so elegant. The short hair makes her. Elongates her neck.

  18. Margherita

    September 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Great great style!

  19. Monsieur Marcel

    September 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

    The sweater’s hem line cut-outs make her pelvic bones accessories…and sensual accessories at that.

  20. Katie

    September 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Gorgeous, like a modern day Audrey Hepburn <3

  21. Sevan

    September 20, 2012 at 10:44 am

    The top part is perfection : hair cut, glasses, her profile and sweater.
    As I am scrolling down, gasp ! Is that her pelvic bone and a very low rise skirt ? I don’t understand.

    • Mel

      September 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

      thank you! thought i was the only one!!!

    • lintmag

      September 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

      I don’t get it either – the top is fine and then it looks as if she’s so thin the other half fell down. A crotch-duster skirt is too low in my opinion.

    • j'ecris

      September 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Perhaps it’s an attempt to create a new erogenous zone? Boobs and legs are so 2011? There’s a lot of emphasis on pelvic bones in Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2013 collection. Perhaps that inspired this look.

      • Victoria

        September 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

        I don’t understand either – the woman’s choice of dressing or Scott’s choice to shoot. The choices made above the waist are so stylish but the extreme choice she’s made in how to wear the skirt takes away from the beauty she has, in my opinion.

        • Lal

          September 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm

          I agree.

        • j'ecris

          September 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

          It’s an edgy look and–at a time when much attention is being given to eating disorders–it’s a tad subversive. There’s shock value here. Few will react with a yawn to this photo. It’s not the sameold sameold pretty that one can find on hundreds of fashion blogs. This is art with a mission–its purpose is to cause a visceral reaction–a reaction that will cause many viewers to alter their ideas of what is beautiful, acceptable, or even disgusting. Low rise is not a new idea. Jeans often sit very low on the hip. What makes this different is the absolute emphasis that the width between the top and the skirt puts on the very visible and delicate pelvic bones of a woman with a minimum of body fat. Displayed this way on this woman, that part of her body suddenly becomes uncommonly sensual. And painfully vulnerable.

          • Topol

            September 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

            Sorry, j’ecris. It may just be that she’s too skinny for the skirt and it’s sliding off her.

            It’s a little farfetched to think that someone would wake up one day and think, “Let’s make an artistic statement out of my pelvic bones.”

          • Cheryl

            September 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

            Although I agree that it is exciting to experiment with extreme proportions and body type as a challenging form of self expression AND I do believe she is out the gate early on the low riding skirt idea ( “sagging” for skinny girls, minus the boxers….)…my quibble with her look IS…I don’t think this works with any old skirt! Just as the sagging look wouldn’t work with say, pleated pants as effectively as jeans, I think the floral peasant-ish skirt looks like it is being re-purposed to do too much work. Marc, of course, got it right with his plainer skirts making the proportional, sculptural statement of showing the hips bones…it was like a retro-subversion…the hip bones as fins, like on a car?????? And/ or channeling that iconic Vogue image of Edie S with the strong lighting and jutting hip bones?
            Nice try, but I would have shifted through the closet to find a less busy skirt to do the job! that’s all I’m saying….XO!

        • Lucia

          September 22, 2012 at 3:59 am

          I agree! I like the pose, I love her hair, her face, very beautiful woman, and the shirt is so lovely and chic. BUT I don’t get it why on earth is she wearing the skirt that low? It does not look good at all. The proportions goes totally wrong and it looks like it will fall down any second.

          • a.

            October 4, 2012 at 4:55 am

            agreed. she looks very cool, and i’m not going to get in any sort of debate over anorexia. while i dislike the preponderance of overly skinny bodies in fashion, i’m actually of the body type that naturally has jutting hip bones (and i do think they’re one of my best features) – but this look is just ODD. it reminds me of baggy pants-ers. i love the top – the gaps along the bottom edge are brilliant – but the skirt looks like it’s so low down that i’m going to get an accidental crotch-flash and/or it will slide off her body any minute, and that simply isn’t attractive or comfortable to me. “oops” is the phrase that comes to mind w/ the bottom half of this look.

            i love pushing style boundaries but when it involves bodily discomfort and awkwardness in the name of being “cool” i think it loses its point. i live in an urban area and see plenty of baggy pants-ers on a daily basis, and have for years. but watching a guy walk around constantly pulling up his jeans as he’s walking, or walking with his legs held together as if he has to go to the bathroom, it’s the most awkward thing ever, and i seriously wish the “style” (while i totally get its cultural and social reasons and implications) would go out.

    • Ann

      September 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      I’m with you.

      • Jane with the noisy terrier

        September 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

        Hooray! I thought it was just me who found the skirt worn so low to be a bit vulgar. What does it look like when she sits down? And is it worn as low in the back? Was the skirt cut to be worn this way or does she have some weird reverse mullet hemline action going on here? From the sweater up–gorgeous!

        • roelien

          September 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

          same here.

        • Darrell

          September 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

          The tide rises, right?
          What’s to say her skirt can’t when she needs it to?

          Perfection in every sense.
          Well, maybe I’d take care of some of those wrinkles in the top.

        • Anne

          September 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

          Right, too too low.

  22. amy

    September 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

    love this picture!

    http://www.thepinkshades.blogspot.com

    xx Amy.

  23. Stephanie

    September 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I think the photo itself is beautiful. I also feel that a body slightly more fleshed out is even more beautiful. Elegance can be bigger than a size 0.

    • fashionista

      September 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      I’m sure elegance can be bigger than a size zero, but the fact is that Janice, the woman in the photo is a size zero, and she is gorgeous. If the girl was a size 4 or 6, it would be considered rude if you said that it would be more beautiful if she was a bit slimmer. Lets just appreciate the beauty that this woman attains, and not what you think would make her more beautiful.

      • Tom

        September 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

        well said.

      • Darrell

        September 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        Hear! Hear!

        • Nicolette

          September 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

          Totally agree. It’s a fantastic image . I’m tired of naturally thin women being spoken negatively of when in fact they exude their own particular fragile and feminine beauty that should be accepted and even appreciated in the same way that naturally curvaceous women are often enough celebrated.

          • Verity

            September 21, 2012 at 6:10 am

            I have often thought this, but I have never been able to express it so eloquently. Thank you.

      • jane

        September 21, 2012 at 9:28 am

        EXACTLY!

      • ellequinn

        September 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        Thank you! It’s so refreshing to hear this perspective. I was called skinny and taunted throughout my teenage years, and people thought nothing of it because apparently ridiculing someone for being thin is politically correct. Negative comments on body type of any form are harmful; just like there are are curvy body types that are naturally so, there are tiny bodies that are also natural and perfectly healthy… We should celebrate beauty and fashion in all it’s shapes and forms.

  24. GianLuca M

    September 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

    beautiful short cut of the shirt

    glm

    http://www.streetandstyle.net/

  25. Zs

    September 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

    a bit too ‘low key’ for me

  26. Just James

    September 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful woman! I adore her style, the haircut alone is gorgeous! I do however think there are better areas to emphasize bare skin, then again if were that stylish ( freshly waxed, and trimmed south of the boarder-wink!), maybe I’d have her confidence to pull this look off! Scott, you captured the light just lovely in this photo…well done!

  27. almudena

    September 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

    She’s so stylish!
    Almu
    http://www.mavieenroseblog.com/

  28. Holly von Bock

    September 20, 2012 at 11:38 am

    such wonderful light – I love her look!! xxx

  29. Joseph P. Morse

    September 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Amazingly beautiful woman. The short hair is so fresh.

  30. Sabrina

    September 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Very pretty profile and a very lovely sweater with the black piping at the neck. But I’m not a big fan of bones sticking out everywhere…

    Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

  31. Edgar C

    September 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Like the clothes. Love the way you shot it.

  32. Katherine

    September 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I don’t get it.

  33. Juli

    September 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Omigosh, girl! Pull up your skirt!!!!!

  34. Aga's suitcase

    September 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Really provacative photo. Interesting how she wears her skirt
    Kisses
    Aga

  35. monkeyshines

    September 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    beautiful!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  36. léontine

    September 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Ouch, non c’est trop extrĂŞme, elle est presque nue…

  37. Ines

    September 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    no. are you seriously? the skirt is falling off, this is ridiculous. pretty head, though.

  38. Olga

    September 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Creative use of cuts on the sweater!

  39. Rafael

    September 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Nice pic but the pelvic bone ?? No way! I am sorry but I do not see elegance in showing bones, apart from that I see a beautiful profile, nice haircut and a nice top

  40. Jen

    September 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Love her short, slick hair style and the way the light is hitting her face. Great photo!

  41. Tonia

    September 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful profile and elegant hair. That is all I have to say about this photo.

  42. Anna

    September 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Love Scott’s blog when it is provocative…in a good way !

  43. abigail

    September 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    such an edgy look in so many ways. i love the cutouts on the sweater and the skirt is beautiful, i would just be constantly worried of a wardrobe malfunction!

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

  44. Sue

    September 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    From the neck up…Gorgeous.
    All the other tho, I just can’t fathom: the un-ironed and cropped sloppy top to the dropped? waist skirt…can’t like it.

  45. sunday' child

    September 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    interesting. the sweater is cut to show the hip bone. she’s a beautiful woman, though. i’d like her skirt more up, just to show a little. but then again that would not be so interesting. :-))

  46. LIZPR

    September 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Breathtaking, and you just KNOW she’s Italian.

    The whole pelvic bone thing looks really weird.

    Her haircut is fantastic – at first I thought her hair was long, tied up in a French twist.

    http://www.lizpr.com

  47. Sugar

    September 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Wonder how much cleavage you can see from the back…after year of low-rise pants I’m kind of tired of looking at rather too much of people’s bums.

  48. Chi-Chi

    September 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    perfect lighting

    http://www.DryyCleanOnly.com

  49. Alessandra

    September 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Wow!!!
    Loving her look!!

  50. threadbare princess

    September 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Really do love the sweater but I do not love how low she is wearing the skirt.

  51. EVa

    September 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Beautiful photo. Love the light and the pants she’s wearing is totally awesome!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  52. Katja

    September 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I think it’s pants, not skirt. Very brave lady, indeed.

  53. AMM

    September 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    how many of us dream of having Scott stop us on the street to take our picture? lets be honest, we kinda all do. maybe seeing this picture made this pretty lady’s day…so let us be generous with our words and thoughts. no one should have to read negative comments about their body. bigger, bony, long-hair, short-hair, tattooed….we are all kind of lovely, no?

    • Suzy Q

      September 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you!!!!! oh my goodness, I’ve been waiting for someone to say something positive. She is absolutely stunning, and God has been gracious enough to give her a fast metabolism. Just let her be.

      • Riz Riz

        September 25, 2012 at 10:54 pm

        I don’t think it’s her body that is causing the reaction. She is gorgeous and lovely, but she hasn’t accentuating her best features with her choice of proportion! The ensemble is just awkward.

  54. Tom

    September 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    THEY ARE TROUSERS. it’s NOT a skirt.
    And her pants are not that low. It’s the way the light is hitting her body that makes it seem as such. And stop freaking out about how thin she is. It’s inappropriate.

  55. Theresa

    September 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    The near-exposed private region unfortuantley distracts me from the merits of the ensemble and the beauty of the woman.

  56. Martha

    September 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    love this picture, she is so elegant and gracious. just the way she wears the skirt showing to much skin is not my style. but still she looks fantastic!
    http://madrilicious.com

  57. une chatte grise

    September 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Haven’t seen a skirt worn this low since the last tribal fusion show I went to. Not sure how I’m feeling about it as a street look. Actually, I am–a healthy 1/2 inch higher would maintain the aesthetic while making it clear that this is a deliberate look, not a wardrobe malfunction in progress.

  58. Susie

    September 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I think a little hip bone can be sexy, but this skirt is just pulled down too far – even if she pulled it up an inch it would be a million times better. That said, she is definitely gorgeous, and I love her haircut.

    Sea and Swank

  59. Tara

    September 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Her sweater is wrinkled and her skirt looks like it’s about to fall off… not a good look. I do like her hair though.

  60. Kerri

    September 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Female version of an Abercrombie and Fitch advertisement, with better clothes – just needs strategic photo cropping.

  61. Daria

    September 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    People, she looks like that because she’s a model from the Marc jacob’s show. She was on this blog on Sept. 10th in the photos of the Marc Jacob’s show. She’s in the last photo standing in the middle.

  62. soulofashopper

    September 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Awesome look! love the florals! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

  63. Xeana

    September 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Simple and beautiful!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  64. SON

    September 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    This picture is so strange! I’m wondering what it looks like from the back (is her crack showing?), do her pants fall down if she takes her hands out of her pockets? And why are people so repulsed when one wears their pants too low in the back, but if they’re low in the front, it’s suddenly “elegant” and “beautiful”. She is a good-looking woman, but I just don’t get it.

  65. May Kay

    September 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    What a strange foto: I first see her beautiful profile but, scrolling down, a wrinkled sweater and, further down, a skirt pulled so low it barely covers her pubis. There is someting startling and indecent about her skirt, her pose.

  66. kai

    September 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    That’s Janice Alida. She’s a model so those pelvic bones are to be expected. I worked as a dresser during Milan Fashion Week a few years ago, and these models are really naturally thin. They have really small bones and lanky frames.

  67. C

    September 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Don’t usually comment but everything about this photo is stunning. absolutely stunning.

  68. Cam

    September 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Beautiful gorgeous lady but please just pull the skirt up about 4 inches, it looks ridiculous!

    • Rowena

      September 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      I totally agree !!

    • Tammara Shelley

      September 21, 2012 at 1:36 am

      I am actually agreeing with you! C’mon guys, give credit where it’s due, and yea… the top part is just but great! Very gorgeous, but scroll down and oops! she could have worn something better. Baggy pants for example, worn at high waist or maybe a fitting official dress. That facial look is great for such a bottom!

    • Name*

      October 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

      She looks perfect. And BRAVE. I don’t think people get the appeal to everyone when they see someone thats got the guts to try whatever they want. ThT KIND OF ATTITUDE ALWAYS LOOKS GOOD.

  69. Lauren

    September 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Looks like she’s taking a cue from Marc Jacobs S/S 13 playbook with the super low slung skirt. And they’re both taking a cue from Abercrombie’s playbook for the last 10 years.

  70. nam

    September 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Are we even sure that is even a skirt as many have suggested? I ask only because it appears (on a close inspection of hand placement) that she has her hands in pockets. So maybe a pair of shorts or some sort of tailored pant, hung low?

    • Dave

      September 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      they’re CĂ©line trousers.

  71. Jennifer

    September 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  72. Rowena

    September 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Amazing figure! (What is her lifestyle ? I would love to know) Despite this, i think this gorgeous outfit would be more elegant & ladylike if she wore her waistband higher !!

  73. Daisy Nguyen

    September 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    The Milan women are so beautiful!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

    • Daria

      September 21, 2012 at 12:23 am

      She’s from Vancouver, Canada. Canadian women are so beautiful.

    • Daria

      September 21, 2012 at 12:26 am

      PS: Besides being Canadian, she models runway shows. Hence she’s in Milan.

  74. vix

    September 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    If you’re going to flash belly, then it has to look like hers!

  75. Montana

    September 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    holy hipbones!.. love it.

  76. Bronwyn

    September 21, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Doesn’t matter whether it’s a skirt or a trouser or shorts. It’s too low. You need a safety margin in case of catching on door handles or small children grabbing your clothes, or mischievous people giving a tug as they walk past. Any of those and this would be a wardrobe malfunction par excellence. Just like those gangsta types who wear their waists around the tops of their thighs.
    I like the top though. KInda cute the way it has little splits over the hipbones.

  77. Ser

    September 21, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Ethereal beauty. She’s working her physique perfectly .

  78. Bobbie Hurst

    September 21, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I love the pose. Upper part; totally stunning! As I scroll down… crap! Why the hell did she put on that skirt?

  79. Stephanie

    September 21, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Please stop trying to cover up your own insecurities by tearing this girl apart. It is juvenile and immature. She is absolutely stunning.

    • Sophie

      September 21, 2012 at 5:02 am

      Nobody is tearing this girl apart. On the contrary, many are commenting on how gorgeous she is. We just don’t like the way she wears her pants. You can almost see her pubic hair. And one has to wonder how this looks from the back.

      • Blake

        September 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

        funny, but i’m going to have to disagree with you. you cannot almost see her private region. I think the slits in the top accentuate how low the trousers are. i do think that negative comments are juvenile and immature. some people are saying that it would look better if her trousers were higher. sure, a valid opinion. but for you to assume that you can almost see her private, which you cannot, and to make comments like “one can only wonder how it looks from the back”, is kind of rude in my opinion. keep negative comments to yourself.

        • Sophie

          September 26, 2012 at 4:28 am

          You’re the one who’s being rude, not me. It is called the pubic region, and that is where the hair normally ALMOST starts. She calls attention to it by baring that region for all to see, and I comment on it, not in a negative or rude way. Are you trying to some how censor the comments on this blog, by telling me I should keep my “negative comments” to myself?

      • Who is in the coalition of "We"?

        September 22, 2012 at 12:35 am

        Haters? She’s a gorgeous woman. Leave her well alone.

        As for the pubic hair comment, that’s beyond gross. Not to mention, unlikely. She’s a model, remember?

  80. Lindy702

    September 21, 2012 at 8:55 am

    As always, your images are stunning. This is just very ‘thought provoking’. Are you making a statement? She is lovely, but the bones and posing of this is, so odd. Considering the position that has been take at Vogue and some of the other magazines on being so ‘thin’…I am a tad surprised. I want to think there is a message here for those with a poor body image…thank you for all of your incredible images.

    • Marie

      September 21, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Your point could be valid had this been an advertisement. Most fashion advertisements are supposed to portray beauty, so if you had a problem with a super thin woman being portrayed as ultimate beauty, I could understand that and would respect your point. But Scott’s blog is about capturing what is happening on the streets—he is not necessarily declaring to the world, what beauty is. It’s not a message—it’s a story—and that story is told from the streets. He captures many shapes and sizes on this blog (sure, maybe he gravitates toward leaner figures). But this is a healthy woman, on the street. There is no statement trying to be made. It’s just a woman who was probably going for a walk, when someone asked to take her picture. Stop reading into it.

      I know this point has been reiterated many, many times, but what if he captured a larger, beautiful woman, who was actually overweight? Would one be justified in commenting, “it’s surprising that you would promote this lifestyle in spite of the obesity endemic”? I think that would be rather unnecessary.

      • Well said, Marie!

        September 22, 2012 at 12:40 am

        It’s a story, not a dictum on what’s considered beautiful.

        For the record, the GUCCI girls in the pictures right before this are being mauled and having insults aimed squarely at their “skeletal” backs. All this tittering and tut-tutting: “concern” for these ladies used as pretext. Preposterous and mean in equal measure.

        Cull the trolls.

  81. mo

    September 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

    She’s beautiful, too skinny or not, naturally so or not, but this skirt should be worn a bit higher. Pubic areas are not fashion statements.

  82. **name**

    September 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

    BTW its not a skirt , they are Celine pants

  83. Savannah

    September 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I was about to comment in speculation that this is not a skirt, but pants, however, you just beat me to it.
    For those of you who thought they were worn too low, does this change your perspective at all? Just curious.

  84. John.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Great look, except that she is wearing that skirt way too low. It looks bad, and her hip bones jutting out are not aesthetically pleasing. If she had worn it somewhere closer to her natural waist, the lines would have worked so much better.

  85. JustinaVeraMaria

    September 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    That’s a beautiful, beautiful picture.

  86. blogandthecities

    September 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Skirt and tee together make a great combination!

  87. THe Explorer

    September 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    pure simplicity

  88. Kasha

    September 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Lovely girl, but I am completely distracted by my need to follow her around with an iron.

  89. hysteric glamour

    September 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    The low pants are in poor taste and not befitting such a sophisticated and elegant woman. Plus the sweater needs to be ironed or steamed. Wrinkly doesn’t work on such a chic look.

  90. roni

    September 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    i think those are pants, not a skirt,
    i think she has a pretty hair cut,
    i think she needs to see some one,
    not for her anti-eating look,
    but for her styling choices.

    • ladyofletters

      September 22, 2012 at 4:16 am

      yes i agree. all those men who want t marry her…. just goes to show i have no idea what men find attractive in a woman. it’s not personal, i just don’t find this attractive or even interesting. saying that i was interested in reading the comments.

  91. Stephanie

    September 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I actually thought with the Marc Jacobs show that the low-slung skirts eclipsed the beauty and length of the model’s legs, so I can’t understand why anyone would want to use these proportions. Plus an exposed midriff is chilly – lots of important organs to protect in there. I do like the colours and the pattern though!

  92. Kathleen

    September 22, 2012 at 2:26 am

    I suppose that when I’m hanging (daily) in my Carharrts in Montpelier, Vermont USA, I push them down this far with hands in my pockets and a t-shirt covering my stuff. Enjoy the raw, she’s not making it hard. Nothing is wrong, it’s just different.
    Scott – come to MontP. You’ll search, but there’s stuff to be found.

    kkkkkkkk

  93. Janna

    September 22, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Great outfit. Gorgeous gal. Just a tad too low-slung is all.

  94. Pedro

    September 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

    always great photos on piazza oberdan…

  95. BetĂĽl

    September 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    guys, this model is 5′ 11″ tall. she can even wear an inch lower and everything will still be appropriate.

  96. Flo

    September 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Love the shot. At the same time, I find it vulgar how low below her hips the skirt is.

  97. Sib

    September 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

    So much style, confidence, fashion and glamour but its the bare bones that make their pelvic presence felt!

  98. elaine

    September 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I’m not not used to this elongated proportion created by her bared hips. I’ve noticed it in Marc Jacobs newest collection. Harks back to McQueen. It’s very unattractive even though her body is beautiful. It’s an almost alien look. Very sexual.

  99. fks

    September 25, 2012 at 9:17 am

    It looks like there is some sort of a skin-tight, flesh colored undergarment covering her lower abdomen. Otherwise, the front fastening of her trouser’s/skirt’s waistband falls right on top of her mons pubis. Not a comfortable look, nor a particularly sexy one. In fact, it is reminiscent of the very low slung trousers, worn over very visible, very colorful boxer shorts, favored by certain members of the not-so-sophisticated class. Not a good look, IMO.

  100. Sandra

    September 26, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Are you sure that is a skirt? Looks like pants

  101. Martine

    October 2, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Wow. What a gorgeous show stopper. Now i never say this, but I wish I was her. or at least had her attitude.

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