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  1. marian_ka

    November 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

    what a hypnotizing face!

    • The 3 F's

      November 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

      What a great word for it. Yes there’s something very “knowing” about this woman’s expression. Like she already knows what Scott is thinking and she’s not sure how she feels about it. It’s always interesting to think about the expression that comes over someone who is having their picture taken, especially knowing it will be seen by so many.

  2. kcomekarolina

    November 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

    she’s so beautiful

    xoxo from rome

  3. Evgenia

    November 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Amazing scarf and jacket.

  4. Sarah

    November 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Wow! Amazing photo. She is so lovely and effortless, and I love the hair tucked into the scarf. She is a classic beauty – could be right out of a Frans Hals portrait, if it wasn’t for the iPhone and the cigarette. Of course, I would like the photo even more without the cigarette…..

    • mewb

      November 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

      apart from just wishing she would be more healthy, wich i felt immediately, i think the cigarette does indeed add a strange, slightly jarring note, i agree! too much worldliness in an otherwise otherworldly perfection of beauty….

      • Martine

        November 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

        People need to stop trying to “help” other people to be more healthy. Its gotten to a pretty ugly point seeing how we have nutballs legislating away our right to chose how we live. I have never smoked, but something needs to be done before the government starts insisting we keep our colons clean or they will give us an enema for our own good.

        Besides, the cigarette makes her Pre-Raphaelite looks stand out all the more.

        • Lindsay

          December 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm

          Absolutely, Martini! Well put.

  5. Bey

    November 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Wow. With a face like that, it matters not what she wears.


  6. Asta

    November 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Scarf scarf scarf!!! This photograph fits for my blog about scarves. And girl is so beautiful. Great shot.

    • Susanna

      November 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      Totally love the scarf too, will try and knit something similar, would love to see your blog about scarfs:)

  7. Michelle

    November 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Her face is so beautiful and interesting !

  8. C // Project Mintbean

    November 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    LOVE that peek of azure blue from the sleeve of her jacket!


  9. Constanze

    November 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Beautiful Snow White!

  10. Giada

    November 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

  11. Darrell

    November 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Chicago. My town.

  12. Margherita

    November 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Great face expression!

  13. Gian Luca M

    November 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

    great capture…

    Gian Luca M

  14. Kate

    November 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Love this. I immediately got a bit of a chill when I first looked at this shot because you can almost feel the cold air she’s standing in.


    • une chatte grise

      November 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      I thought the same thing! The light helps to create the effect–it’s got that classic November-in-the-north feel.

  15. Rhoda Wong

    November 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

  16. Rachelle

    November 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

    this is a great pic, lover her scarf.

  17. Laura

    November 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Beautiful picture! Love the atmosphere!

  18. Miss Coco

    November 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

  19. Mariia

    November 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Great shot, it definitely has some mood

  20. Bea

    November 30, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Made my day. I’m shopping for royal blue stripes.

  21. Simbarashe

    November 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Love LOVE her face. Nice leather!

  22. Lauren@Styleseer

    November 30, 2012 at 10:08 am


  23. Ivan Velinov Photography

    November 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Great expression and awesome colors!

  24. Bea

    November 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Made my day. I’m shoppping for royal blue stripes.

  25. tam

    November 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    … that great street …
    yay! you were in my town!

  26. bp294

    November 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Yes, here’s STYLE … nothing special here, but like a chic European lady, she “owns” the clothes, not the other way ’round. And her look is a kind of mirror on the wearer. Love it! (Why are Chicago women better put together than New Yorkers?)

  27. Denisa

    November 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Great pic. Have a nice Friday.

  28. Star White

    November 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Wow, she is so beautiful with her minimalist makeup and that cute little pop of color. Love it!

  29. Andy

    November 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Love those unbuttoned cuffs.


    November 30, 2012 at 10:23 am

    beautiful picture!!! I like her scarf

  31. Andrea

    November 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

    She has a very enigmatic look with a lot of personality. I also like the combination of the shirt and the jacket.

  32. Mr. Onyx Dapper

    November 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

    The pop of blue is everything.

    How I miss Chicago…

  33. Giovanna

    November 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    She is beautiful …kind of reminds me a young (with a slimmer face) Isabella Rossellini…don t know..her nose, her lips…anyhow great coat! and the cigarette..well sometimes….

    • Nalletar

      November 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      I thought the same – she could easily be her daughter!

    • norma

      December 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      idem… me recordó a isabella rossellini

  34. Carelia

    November 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Modern Monalisa!!! Gorgeous and different.

  35. Lisa F.

    November 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I’m really excited you’re in Chicago and excited to see what you see there! The lighting and background of this photo captures something that is so quintessentially Chicago to me. It’s really strange and fun.

  36. Diva In Me

    November 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Love the layering!

  37. cakes and Manolos by ela hester

    November 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

    The lips and the jacket, beautiful together.

  38. Sevan

    November 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Two great portraits of beautiful women in a row. One blond, the other brunette, equally striking.
    The combination of her wavy hair and the fold of the scarf is pure art.

  39. Serdane

    November 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love her scarf on this picture ! There is something special.

  40. Tobia St Germain

    November 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Her eyebrows are gorgeous, they provide her face with strength and help to further define her cheekbones.

  41. FunnyFace

    November 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

    She’s got a particular face, so beautiful.

  42. monkeyshines

    November 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

    gorgeous lip color!


  43. Sialsiquiero

    November 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Great photo! Its so inspirational!

  44. Elena

    November 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Wow such an amazing shot!!!!! She is gorgeous!!!

  45. JV

    November 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Classic face, subtle style. Good stuff.

  46. Reptilia

    November 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Love the way she is looking to the camera!


  47. Nico

    November 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Like the striped shirt!

  48. Caitlin

    November 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    So glad to see you’re in Chicago! The city is full of style and never seems to be counted as a fashion forward place, but this woman proves otherwise. Love her. Love Chicago.

  49. Nom

    November 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous.

  50. silvia

    November 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I don’t see anything special about this picture

    • Name*

      December 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

      After reading your remark, I clicked on your blog to see what kind of ” vision” you find fascinating. What i found made me yawn.

  51. ApG

    November 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    She’s so beautiful…

  52. Theresa

    November 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Yeah! Been waiting for some Chicago representation…

  53. josephine

    November 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm


  54. Mia

    November 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    She has the face of a French painting subject.

  55. Madeline

    November 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    This girl is a classmate at SAIC!!! How delightful to see her face here, I always admire her style.

  56. Heels&Peplum

    November 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I love this photo!!Background is also really exciting. Looks like an impressionist painting!

  57. Lauren

    November 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Lovely photo and wonderful to see someone looking un-fashiony (not a flatform or Celine coat in sight!). Scott clearly likes the bare-faced look on women; I’d love to see more photos of the glamorous faced woman, wearing noticeable makeup.

  58. Antonio Ruiz

    November 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    She i’s very stylish!

  59. Pampelmusea

    November 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Fanstastic shot … not the average beautiful face, but of course outstanding in a very positive way

  60. Danielle

    November 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    My first reaction is, “she can’t possibly be American!”

  61. Parker

    November 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Thunderbirds are go!

  62. Martine

    November 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Amazingly beautiful face. Those eyebrows. The heavy lidded eyes. That mysterious almost smile. Wonderful rosy complexion. She is like a Raphaelite painting.

  63. Maria Manoli Zaf.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm


  64. Liz

    November 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    the stripes with that burgundy color are awesome

  65. zia

    November 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Wow! She has a great mystic look to that! and the scarf and the hair look so good…plus I am digging the little white & blue stripe shirt peeking from under the coat!

  66. f

    November 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    it’s Ada V!

  67. buntine

    November 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Love this shot, beautiful face and the scarf is the perfect frame, great !

  68. Winston

    November 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    When was this taken?

  69. Fritz Westenberger

    November 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Beautiful girl. Shades of Hepburn and Rosselini. This is innate, not-trying-too-hard European style, and yes Chicago does have more of that than you’d guess.

    • Christine Keegan

      November 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      There is something very southern and yet European about her. Very French Quarter-ish. Beautiful!

      • Emma

        December 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

        she is from new orleans!

  70. kevin

    November 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    That, sir, is one of your best.

  71. Leah

    November 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm


  72. Betsy

    November 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    she looks familiar…

  73. MaricruzLA

    November 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    She have lovely eyes

  74. Isa

    November 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    A beautiful photograph of a beautiful girl! You do it every time!

  75. Aimee

    November 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I’m always so stunned by your photos. This outfit and model are both so amazing.

  76. Paola

    November 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I love her face there is something mystic on her, and the scarf is so gorgeous!! Love that shot!

  77. Jennifer

    December 1, 2012 at 1:21 am

    she’s so beautiful!

    xo Jennifer

  78. lucia

    December 1, 2012 at 1:53 am

    She looks like a young Isabella Rosselini. Very very beautiful, and I like the cigarette, without it she would look too “romantic/ pre raphaelitian.

  79. Misses Robinson

    December 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

    The blue striped shirt peeking out from the coat is fantastic. I was thrilled to see she is a Chicagoan. There are many of us with great style that don’t resort to obvious designers or ubiquitous labels. Wish you posted more. Last night at the MCA was a great opportunity for some original style.

  80. Ann&Fred

    December 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    She is so beautiful in a natural and different way.
    Since we know her,we can say that she is as beautiful inside as she is out.

  81. Brandon

    December 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    So happy that you captured this lovely young woman, rather than the hoards of young women in Chicago prancing around in name-brands just dying to have their picture taken. I love the honesty of this.

  82. M

    December 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm


  83. Dee

    December 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I love everything about this picture, the Jacket, Scarf, and her Face. Stunning!

  84. Sarah

    December 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Chicago pride!!! I wondered whether or not you’d hit the streets in Chicago, Scott…so glad you did.


    December 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Amazing look :)

  86. reveresvermeer

    December 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    The cigarette ruins it for me.

  87. Danielle

    December 2, 2012 at 12:24 am

    A ballet dancer taking a wee break, perhaps?

  88. yann

    December 2, 2012 at 3:11 am

    lovely ensemble. and i could stare at her all day

  89. clotheswhorse

    December 2, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Tu es magnifique.

  90. Ben

    December 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

    She’s pretty. Living in Japan and coming face to face with women smokers on a daily basis, I can say: no way in hell will I ever date someone who smokes. Pretty much un-kissable.


    December 2, 2012 at 6:53 am

  92. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    December 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

  93. Beauty Follower

    December 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful portrait!

  94. Ann-Marie

    December 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    What an expressive face she has! I would love to see what she looks like smiling too.

  95. miu

    December 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm


  96. Jackie

    December 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Finally, Chicago photos.

  97. Chantal

    December 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Gorgeous, girl!!

  98. Preston

    December 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    That’s my cousin!:) she’s been ahead of the fashion curve since she was a child! Love you big cuz! Looking gorgeous as always!!!

  99. debra phillips @ 5th and state

    December 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    she has an isabella rossellini face.
    welcome to chicago, my town!

  100. Kareen

    December 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

    It’s the peekaboo shirt that makes this outfit. The Devil is surely in the details.

  101. Maria

    December 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I love the stripes on the shirt and how the scarf is tied around her neck. It’s all about the details.

  102. Mister Nate Borgz

    December 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Silence in the face the pure feminine beauty of Miss Westenberger. Allways sending you love mon cher.

  103. Emily W

    December 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Beautiful as always. My idol, for your unique look and personality. Completely captures you

  104. Gaya C

    December 9, 2012 at 1:28 am

    She looks like that dutch painting, “The girl with the pearl earring”.

  105. Sylwia

    December 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

    as always nice.

  106. Chesney Lish

    December 11, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Your lighting is impeccable and so..raw. I get a really personal experience with your photograph’s. Keep cool.

  107. Ines

    December 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Can’t get over how “renaissant and barroque” her face looks. She could be a painting! Women these days don’t have features like those anymore. Lucky girl!

  108. Christine

    November 18, 2016 at 9:46 am

    On occasion, I see pictures of someone I know, yet don’t recognize them in the photo. This picture, on the other hand, is an absolute depiction of this beautiful creatures physical and spiritual appearance. I adore her and this captures her perfectly.

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