WOW! Everything is so good on this photo! The scene is luminous and elegant. She's gorgeous and stylish. It's amazing how it all fits together. What a pretty sight! Congratulations on this one. The best ever :D
Such a richly personal look, especially the worn, weathered leather shoes and messenger bag; she's clearly been loving them a while and they've got patina. The navy fedora is a unique topper, and that scarf! Also dig the mismatched-color but coordinating-patterned argyle socks.
It's like she took the classics and tilted them sideways. Neat.
The shoes and the bag seems not to fit in really, everything else is bright and newish looking, really funky and stylish. The shoes and bag just too much of a mess for me. BYT the salad is very well dressed!
I also think she's trying too hard. The top and the bottom parts of the outfit are okay individually, but together it's too much. I dont' like the bulky scarf either. But I love the mismatched socks and old shoes.
I love the colors, the patterns, the hat, the shoes, the socks, the scarf…. Also some observations, as an American living in France: She is sitting outside, when it is devilishly cold in Paris, the only reason to do so being that one is an inveterate smoker who cannot finish a salad without a cigarette. She has a coffee at the same time as her salad, which means she is not French (one does not drink coffee with food, but after). If she is indeed the artist Tracy Emin, then she looks incredibly good for her age. Kudos for that.
Now here's a girl who enjoys getting dressed in the morning. And it's so appropriate that she's about to eat a yummy-looking salad–because she obviously relishes life. Love her Julia Roberts hair! My one concern: that scarf is so beautiful, and I'm afraid she's going to splash dressing on to it…
She should be proud of such an individual style, the restaurant should be proud of such a beautiful collection of items on the table, and you, Scott, should pat yourself on the back for this wonderful caricature of France – note the wine and perrier bottles in the back! Thanks!
Sart, I have to say this is a fantastic shot. I don't frequent your blog to see technical photography. Instead, I view to see creative people pushing boundaries without looking foolish. This woman's style stands out and is definitely avant-fashion to me. The socks don't match, the shoes are missing laces. It's all over the place, yet it works. That is, the outfit is something being worn by a regular person on street that gives one insight about the person's personality – not some fashion insider wearing something outrageous.
wow. she's amazing. the recklessness and the way she's sort of disheveled is what makes it all work. the hat and messy hair make it fabulous. thank you!! I was getting sick of perfectly made-up models walking out of shows.
every girl should aspire to have this moment in her sartorial life, and life in general. i feel this. love it. love it! i want to have lunch with her. or maybe hope my daughter someday has a moment like this. so perfectly gamine. i condone it. love it.
Bellisimo el sobrero, la cita que lo rodea (de un color levemente mĂˇs claro) le da una elegancia especial. Me gusta mucho el detalle del saco acorde con las pintas rojas de las medias. Los zapatos, simple y sensillamente, perfectos!
so so so awesome the amazing combination of different prints and colors and i love the mismatching socks! whether she couldn't find a match or purposefully likes the quirky and a bit disheveled look bravo on finding this one! her meal also looks yummy.
Ah..so much going on in this photo, I love it! Her scarf..her pants..the magazine, the salad, the hat..the wine bottles! I was getting a little tired of the high fashion photos here. Don't get me wrong, Hermes purses are beautiful. But seeing something like this makes me relove your blog again!
Figured it out, this must be young Julia Roberts! Or a contemporary Julia Roberts for that matter. This could be mrs Roberts even at her age today, if she would get away with not being recognised. Maybe this is her camouflage – an expression of her spirit.
I love this mix of clothes so much. Joie-de-vivre through and through.
Sweet and exuberant. But the hat does not fit; it's too small for her, and thus makes her look like she does not really know hats but figures a hat equals fashion so, OK, she'll wear a hat. Maybe this means she "tries too hard," but I applaud the risk of trying too hard, which is more honest than pretending you haven't tried at all.
The shoes of the girl are the protagonists, i believe. It's a beautiful shot and image, as it shouts parisian enough.. I like the androgynous socks and old-looking shoes, which are weirdly matched with the girly (unnecessary for some people) tights. I also like the playful mood of the little dress underneath, the red jacket and the geometric-printed scarf. The only thing i don't like is the bag on the floor, which actually betrays the not-real-moment, but the i-have-well-prepared-it one.. (and what kind of woman – even an artist one) would have left her bag unattended on the floor???!!!! Sorry for long comment, it's just that it really triggered (positively of course) my view! xxx, joanna http://www.ordinarypulse.blogspot.com
after i got ur book, i started to look at yout work differently, your gentle comments, and beautifull little stories about people you shoot melted my heart. I am really happy for u , even i dont know u, cause it seems u love what u do, keep on going! and let people express what they are! great mish mash style, and i miss women in hats. Too litle of them in Poland!
So Parisian ! I love it. And I like her shoes… But where do people find such nice shoes ? I wish I new… Me I can find any thing of this kind, even in vintage clothes shops or ebay (for reasonable prices).
i think this girl is english, for sure not french…. there is too much color in her outfit, plus an english eccentricity in the way she mixes patterns and colours… in paris only the foreigners know how to do that, french people are scare of colors, yes…. they are so into black…..
She looks so playful in the shot. Also, the combination of the scarve and the pants create a mood that is only perpetuated by that fabulous jacket. It all works brilliantly. Ahh…I wish I was able to sit at an outside table at my favorite bistro on Rue De Castiglione everyday and enjoy that meal!
What a beautiful woman. I love her unabashed use of color. Her Fedora is her crowing glory. Her very worn shoes are some how regal, she can pull anything off! And look at her messenger bag lying there in the background, fantastic!
Wow, this is amazing. The way she turns her feet, her face in concentration, everything about her screams art. Amazing photograph, makes you want to pull out your mismatched socks and fedora and go for it.