Monday, September 12, 2011

On the Street….Pier 59, New York


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  1. Johan

    September 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

    What a great dress, I love the simplicity of it! And the photo breathes a wonderfull summer feel to!

  2. scab

    September 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

    very sexy

  3. scab

    September 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

    although i take a very strong disliking to the shoes

  4. Little Blond Bird

    September 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Beautiful! I love the see-through dress!

  5. The Bohmerian

    September 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I really like her tattoo. It makes the stripes of her dress feel more modern.

  6. eugene

    September 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Absolutely beautiful! It’s like she’s dressed in wind.

  7. Paul Gonzales

    September 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

    What a lovely dress!

  8. COA

    September 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Love, Love, Love!

  9. blue roses

    September 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

    the sun lapped her body with its warm, humid tongue; in a sheer dress, she dances, she rides, across the sidewalk, face in smiles, tears abashed and forever hidden.

  10. Konstantia M.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

    love the dress’s transparency, it looks very cute.

  11. Commefraiche

    September 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

    sheer beauty,although I’m not sure that what she’s wearing is for bike riding

  12. Antonio

    September 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

    a bit naked…


    September 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Oh! Indian summer is such a bonus – a few weeks extra of summer clothes!

  14. Jammie

    September 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Now that’s gutsy!

  15. Dominika

    September 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

  16. Brigadeiro

    September 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Such a brilliant shot! I admire her bravado in donning a sheer dress , and with a beautiful effect too…gorgeous!


  17. Gracia

    September 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

    It looks so fresh… love the shoes too, they’re so different

  18. thesecretcloset

    September 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Surely those are the sexiest stripes EVER! :-)))

    Check out my blog for a london VFN post!

    xxx thesecretcloset xxx

  19. The Photodiarist

    September 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Totally gutsy!

  20. Andrea Paola

    September 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Awesome capture. Love her shoes! :)

  21. cee

    September 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Really? In the daytime? Great dress, but it would look even better with a slip under it. In the daytime.

  22. Josh

    September 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Amazing capture , great outfit.

  23. PierreJD

    September 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I love this transparency…

  24. Tainá Goulart

    September 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    That’s so simple and cute! I can’t wait to see these people there! NYC waits for me on Janurary!

  25. motler

    September 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Call me old-fashioned, but this seems so transparent as to be vulgar. A lovely, crisp dress and jazzy shoes. Do I need to see through to her black underwear?

    • westcoasttiger

      June 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      I do. I will.

  26. MariaGracia

    September 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

    It looks fresh… Love how the shoes are so different

  27. busichic

    September 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

    that sheer dress is freedom and a great case for matching underwear!

    and as a cycling chick myself, I’d love to know whre those shoes are from! does anyone know??

    ps: If you’re after more chic cyclists- I’ve a category on my blog showing people who ride their bikes to work in style!


    September 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Love that dress. The see-through fabric really works here! And the shoes are so original and fun! Great look!

  29. Alice Olive

    September 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Perfect use of sheer. Love the simple stripes, too.

  30. PvdH

    September 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Beautiful shot. With the end of summer I am sad that translucent garments will fade with it…


  31. Jennifer - Stylish CLin d'Oeil

    September 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Le jeu de transparence subtil est sublime…^^

  32. Elisa Eymery

    September 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Oh yes, I love subtly see-through dresses, especially ones with a shape, length and print that appear at first rather classic. It’s all about (not-so) subliminal messages in fashion.


  33. Daniel

    September 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I like the exposure of this picture…

  34. Marc

    September 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Very sexy. Mmm.

  35. Boutique mode

    September 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

    So sexy… impossible to have more glamour and sex appeal ! could you show us a pict on her bike ?

  36. Andy

    September 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

    WOW great shot! Do you think she thought about how transparent her dress was before choosing black underwear? lol

  37. Manding

    September 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

    this is honestly what i’m going to miss about summer: being almost half naked and not caring. there’s no other time in the year wear prancing around in a sheer dress with just a bikini is absolutely acceptable.

  38. Name*

    September 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

    BEAUTIFUL:The picture,the dress & the pinup.

  39. J9

    September 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Love the shoes.

    Don’t love the naked. It comes off as a desperate cry for attention. And as my grandma would say that is not going to get you the kind of attention you want.

  40. jen*

    September 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Its funny, if a street hooker wore this, people would not admire it. The bike and shoes make all the differene.

  41. Ashley at The I on Fashion

    September 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I’ve also liked the see-through dress and the idea of wearing black underwear underneath. I like how it gives a little peek-a-boo effect.

    The I on Fashion

  42. anonymous

    September 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I was surprised when I saw this, I wondered at first if it was a bathing suit underneath. I guess I’d feel a little bare with my underwear on display.

  43. hannah

    September 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

    this is awesome, i never know how to wear a sheer dress but this is tops!

  44. Liz

    September 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

    What a nice dress. Seems to have a french touch.

  45. travelbrit

    September 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Gosh, to think of all the cash I wasted in my youth……….on petticoats!
    A brave young thing here.

  46. Ururu Kaigo

    September 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

  47. NYCboy

    September 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

  48. jamie

    September 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

    She looks great.

  49. keli

    September 12, 2011 at 11:25 am


  50. Laramie Ya

    September 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Context is everything. Is she one the way to the beach, or to work?
    On the other hand, flaunt it while ya got it.

  51. john b pritchett

    September 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Wonderful look and so brave and chic! She was very smart choosing black under the dress. It’s totally fabulous :)

  52. Ann

    September 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Although it is cute, and she has a lovely figure, as the whole world can now see, have you ever noticed that those who make the best-dressed lists actually wear clothes?

  53. Chez

    September 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    What i’d do for that dress, and whiter underwear

  54. Anthony

    September 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Oh my!

  55. Lu

    September 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Love that dress!! and my friend Ambrosio loved it too!!

  56. La Perle

    September 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Wow – could that dress be cuter. I just moved from SF to Paris, and everyone is dressed in black! Give me some summer color :)

  57. Laurentia

    September 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I cycle daily in a dress so I love it. I wish I had her figure, I would totally rock and roll that dress. Nice job. Gorgeous.

  58. Barcelona m'enamora

    September 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Nice dress….but I think that to wear it you have to live in NYC or London…I think that in Barcelona everyone looks at you if you wear it. Maybe I’m wrong…

  59. Nomadic D

    September 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I’m not usually a fan of the see-through dresses and skirts that have been floating around this summer, but something about the demure sweetness of the dress (if, of course, it weren’t totally sheer) counteracts that in such a lovely way. I actually give this a thumbs up, even to my own surprise!

  60. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    September 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Wow! This screams modern Betty Page! I love the sheerness, the stripes, the shoes, the hair… the whole look. Lovely light too!


  61. Dicky

    September 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Very brave choice of dress! I love it.

  62. beulabelle

    September 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    how much more beautiful this all might have been if she had bothered to wear a lovely vintage slip and a few ounces of mystery….

  63. neha

    September 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    omg, i wonder if she’s seen this yet! well she looks fab, :-)

  64. johan

    September 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Lacking in taste and propriety, sir. I mean the naughty use of backlighting, not the young lady, who is fabulous (is she not?)

  65. Eva

    September 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    LOVE everything about this

  66. Lauren

    September 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Stunning! The overall portrait of sexiness, freedom and nonchalance overcame my usual prudishness.

  67. The Fancy Teacup

    September 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Such a summer perfect dress! The transparency of it is subtle and demure.

    ♥, Jamie

  68. Clara Turbay

    September 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    The dress shows too much.

  69. steve

    September 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    interesting photo…all the lines.
    fashionwise…it’s gaga

  70. Les Ismore

    September 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I know we are all supposed to declare the brilliance of each photo posted here but this is a bit voyeurist in my humble view. But I do love the shoes!

  71. Planet MarTay

    September 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Holy sheer dress, Batman! This girl can pull it off, though.

  72. Claire

    September 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I love this – the sheerness so balanced by the fuller dark underwear – sheer never looked quite so classic and classy to be honest x

  73. thefashionguitar

    September 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm


    XO Charlotte

  74. Scott

    September 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Great shot! I think the shoes are quite interesting; something I haven’t seen before.

    Keep up the good work,

  75. Barbora

    September 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Well, i am usually a huge fan of see-through stuff but this outfit lacks the classines you should have when wearing transparent materials. And the shoes, they look like a mixture of bowling shoes and creepers, and that is not a good combination at all. But its just my opinion, i see that most of the people like this outfit.

  76. Name*Jennifer M. B

    September 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Could be a black Bikini! LOVE it!!

  77. Erica

    September 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm

  78. Remy

    September 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful bike

  79. Parisian ShoeGals

    September 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I really wonder if such a see through dress would find a woman to wear it in Europe… It is a real fashion statement, very interesting!

  80. Holly

    September 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Sorry but that is just wrong. It’s a great look for the beach, but not in the city

  81. Alastair

    September 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Love the image, though clothes-wise it leaves little to the imagination but oh well, nice if you can pull it off!

  82. Juanita

    September 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Great dress but the shoes are a total no-no!

  83. Nonso

    September 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I like the strips on the dress…but i believe see-throughs should be worn indoors alone.

  84. skeptic

    September 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    She probably didn’t even know her dress was see-through.


    September 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm


  86. tammy

    September 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm


  87. Name*

    September 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Seems a bit grimy for a public outing.

  88. CL

    September 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Trop sexy la nana!!! J’adore cette tenue

  89. Holly

    September 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I just assumed she is wearing a vintage style bathing suit under the dress. I think she looks great!

  90. CBC

    September 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    She not very street…..a little dangerous i would think

  91. AS

    September 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Amazing. Somehow she was able to successfully pull off sheer and somehow look sexy, but not TRASHY. I’m so tired of sheer getting a bad wrap by those who abuse it and use it to attain negative attention.
    This is risque but not tasteless.
    Nicely done.

  92. nycgirl

    September 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    i think she looks fantastic! the transparency of the dress is risqué for sure but she’s got the bod to pull it off and it’s so much more tasteful than the half naked mini skirt/cut-off shorts to the butt/plunging neckline look we’ve seen so much of this summer. the whole look is fab and i especially like her shoes.

  93. josue

    September 12, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Bella transparencia.

  94. kelliblue

    September 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Holy Princess Diana! That’s a bit too daring for me. Eek.

  95. Jek

    September 12, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    HOT HOT HOT!!!!

  96. not impressed

    September 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Tired of the trend of showing the underwear. Women can be really tragic sometimes. People act like they don’t have to protect themselves. Cat calls and stalkers in NYC are as common as sunshine in SoCal so why the hell would you wear this? Why has she been validated by being featured on a fashion blog? Even at the beach I don’t condone nakedness…wear a slip and wear a one piece and show some damn class.

  97. Bodysuit underneath would be divine

    September 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    This lass has a great figure.

    Transparency of garments is in itself not vulgar. If she had worned a black bodysuit underneath, she would cross imediately into stylish territory.

    From her simple get-up, I get the impression that she’s not looking for that kind of attention. Just my 2 cents worth.

  98. Lauren

    September 12, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Oh my, that is just delightful!

    The Styleseer

  99. shelly

    September 13, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Thank you for posting a great pic like this with a woman wearing practical yet adorable and stylish vintage shoes instead of gross skinny high heels. Looove it. This is how real gals dress (well, except they might put on a slip). But love it nonetheless!

  100. une chatte grise

    September 13, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Whether they’re undergarments or swimwear, the briefs & bra under the dress are substantive and opaque, so this young woman is actually more “covered up” than most women are at the beach. The look as a whole isn’t one _I’d_ wear anywhere but the beach, but that’s me; she’s rocking the pinup vibe, and the outfit certainly isn’t any more revealing or overtly sexy than the ridiculously short skirts or plunging necklines that have become commonplace.

    And as for the comments about “attracting negative attention”… seriously, folks. Repeat after me: harassment is the fault of the offender, not the person being harassed.

  101. Jane

    September 13, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Absolutely beautiful. It looks like she’s wearing air. Leading into the hot West Australian summer, I’m inspired.

  102. Sue

    September 13, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Oh la la!

  103. TresAmuse

    September 13, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Could she be going to the beach – in those shoes?

  104. jas

    September 13, 2011 at 6:10 am

  105. Bela

    September 13, 2011 at 6:58 am

    It looks so summery, completely different to london at the moment – already missing summer…

  106. Susie

    September 13, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Kind of love it, but don’t think anyone else could pull of this look as well as she does.

  107. Paula C.

    September 13, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Love this picture, she looks so elegant and graceful. The oufit is amazing as well, showing the right amount of flesh.


  108. kathryn

    September 13, 2011 at 8:59 am

    sensible shoes ^_^

  109. art deco engagement rings

    September 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Such a great NYC photo.. thats what its about….!

  110. Katarina Susa

    September 13, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Wow, I love the sheer detail on the dress – it’s sexy, but also kind of conservative. Really great balance, I’d say. Lovely photo as usual!


  111. Isabelle

    September 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Oh! O love love love transparent items. This dress is adorable. I have to get myself a similar one.

  112. Dimitra

    September 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

    to see through, and I’m not a fan of those shoes

  113. Marcel Da Chump

    September 13, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Those are athletic-specific garments under that sheer dress, and thus,
    an inspired bike chic ensemble.


    September 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I love the look!!
    In Spain the people is more traditional when they open the wardrobe every morning.


    September 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm


  116. LIZPR

    September 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Whoops – the “Diana before she became Princess of Wales” pic:

    She probably dressed in muted lighting in her bedroom, not realising how sheer her dress would be in the sunlight. Even with a wicked bod, I’m not a fan of this look – she needs a sexy slip.

    Shoes have gotta go.

  117. Francesca

    September 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Diana Vreeland is rolling over in her grave. So is Chanel. It’s beachwear. Period.

  118. vasilieva

    September 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    brilliant, i love her dress

  119. amparo

    September 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Not for the street! It looks vulgar.

  120. Christina

    September 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm


  121. Martine

    September 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Really excellent. I love how people have gotten braver and more natural about see thru dresses. I want to see it continue from here next summer. Its so perfect. I am getting very comfortable with the look too. Who cares if people see your underthings a bit through a dress? First of all they are looking; second of all Its undergarments, not my privates. As long as it looks good. She gets it. Its not for the beach or the bedroom, its for wearing anywhere you want to go.

  122. martine

    September 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Oh and as the dress is clearly see thru, and its a very big trend, I think its kind of obvious its intended. Especially given the granny panties and the big bra. You don’t wear stuff like that except for modesty. Its twice as big as regular underwear.

  123. blubird

    September 14, 2011 at 5:39 am

    this is one of my nightmares. Other people dream about being naked on stage………..I dream that I’ve spent the morning running errands only to discover, as I’m exiting the public library, that my clothes are mere outlines without substance!!!

  124. festas tecidos

    September 14, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Very, very beauty!

  125. Lex Gjurasic

    September 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Refreshingly sexy. Not the typical American sexy that is all gobbed down with gunk.

  126. spacey

    September 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I love it! I’m trying to wok up the nerve to rock the look. I agree that easier to do in the summer when its so hot you don’t give a damn, haha. The backlight and the gesture are lyrical. So of the moment. I’m really surprised that anyone is calling this vulgar since it is anything but.

  127. Hunter Goss

    September 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Love the study in contrasts here:

    A classic, almost 1940’s silhouette, but see-through.

    Minimalist-to-no jewelry or accessories actually draws the attention to the dress and the contrasting black underneath.

    A good example of how simplicity combined with some deliberate rule-breaking can add up to a distinctive look.

  128. Ndumiso

    September 15, 2011 at 2:17 am

    I’d only ever wear sth like that dress in the northern fashion progressive cities like New York or London etc cause as a girl living in Africa, i’d probably be stoned or sth…

  129. adella

    September 15, 2011 at 3:07 am

    sassy woman! i like how she is daring enough to combine old style with daring attitude. great capture scott!

  130. haydee

    September 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    she’s dressed like the woman i wanted to be when i grew up.

  131. Cassandra

    September 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    This gives me new confidence in wearing visible underpinnings. I think you can definitely get away with it if you have a pretty matching set that’s more conservative.

  132. LaLa

    September 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Let me see if I get this: A few weeks ago, Scott posted the most incredible photo (from Italy) of the most incredibly beautiful and ripe and lucious and totally un-self-conscious Italian girl riding her back with a man’s shirt on, and a lot of folk panned it. Said it was too revealing, blahblahblah. Now we have a shot of an NYC girl (very pretty) in a sheer dress with black underwear or bathing suit showing through it and the majority of comments think the way she is dressed is SEXY! AMAZING! ALLURING! Me, I think it’s just average NYC boring, though I want to stress the young lady is very pretty. It’s a poor example of class and style and I’m not interested. Trying to hard. Too much effort. In the Betty Paige context, I understand. But Betty Paige did not dress like that when she was not working. This isn’t style.

  133. Kristy

    September 15, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    love it in every way!

  134. Hannah Maria

    September 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

    love this! sheer everything I adore. look at her cute booty :P

  135. Elise

    October 25, 2011 at 11:31 am

    oddly charming… although it will probably get you harrassed (at the very least) or much worse in the country where I live… sad…

  136. dcinDC

    September 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Too sheer for day wear. Looks like she should be on the red carpet or performing. Yeah, the shoes are bad too. Maybe a slip or even half-slip would have saved it. Don’t think a lady goes around showing her bra and panties. I know– who says she’s a lady… well…

  137. wholesale

    December 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Thanks for the eye candy.

  138. mike

    June 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Great stuff !

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