WOW! I know you feel proud of this shot.. You should be! This is one of my favorite shots of yours. I want to matte and frame it. Love her expression, her hair, and I really like how you focused the camera with the tile in focus. It feels sooo vintage! Superb.
Chic! Her pose is so demure, so French. I am enamored with the entire ensemble. I live in a hot climate where good street style is nearly nonexistent. Therefore, these photos of people actually dressed for the day really speak to my fashion spirit.
Dark eye, dark hat, dark boots, wonderful hairdo… Golden background and extravagant floor make it match so well with the name of the photograph (countess of Castiglione was an extrordinary, ‘blazing’ woman…) Great!
The coat is lovely. The pose well, it’s memorable but not really necessary because the coat speaks for itself. I don’t think that i agree with the footwear but I appreciate the contrast they offer to the coat. I get it.
Also, thank you for getting back into showing a mix of types of people. She’s not so conventional and that is great!
thanks phillipe for mentioning this elaborate, romanticized, ‘so french’ view of parisians, or “french” people in general. just bc it is a ‘good’ stereotype, it doesnt change the fact that it is a stereotype and these are inherently reductive.
paris is a place of incredible diversity and a range of style. there is no one french ‘look.’ perhaps those within the fashion community share a love of fine labels and couture, yet i think if you were to venture into immigrant communities, you would really see the inequity that lies there and also appreciate a different and equally valuable notion of ‘style’…
boots on their own, not a great deal .. coat on its own, not a great deal either .. but put all together on this lady, on the beautiful mosaic, romantic lighting, with only one eye hynotising the camera .. it’s wow! love this pic
How fabulous this photograph was taken at what I think is the Paris main retail location of my favorite parfumeur – Annick Goutal. The store is tiny but completely mirrored so comes across like a 40s Hollywood jewelry box.
Nice pose. She is doing her damn thang! I don’t like the back of that coat. I can’t help but think “back fat” or a place to store stolen goods. She sorta reminds of of a sexy thief coming out from the store behind her. Anyway, Great pic.
I love that everybody thinks she’s “so French”! She’s actually an American model named Shaina Danziger from Kansas! She did my lookbook last Fall. She’s with the Muse agency in NY. She’s SO sweet and the girl can seriously make shapes…amazing poser!