Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On the Street….The Strand, New York


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  1. amateur idler

    August 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Sweet. That's a brave girl.

    • dcinDC

      September 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Can we please stop calling fashion “brave”? thx.

  2. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm


  3. The Covetist

    August 31, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    absolutely love, LOVE this photo. her tattoos. the different neckline. her androgonous features. the carrots on her dress. the dark background and the brightness of her outfit and the energy that is emitted through her face.


    The Covetist

  4. Gibrán Gaytán

    August 31, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Simetrical! I love The contrast between the nice and naive dress and the rebel tatoo's and fierce gaze.

  5. Lauren

    August 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    This photograph is striking. I love the contrast between the twee print of her dress and the hardness of her (incredible!) tattoos. I wonder if she bought any books…

    Hand drawn:

  6. Ro

    August 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    wanna have a carrot!?!
    love the combination: hard core tattoos and naive dress.
    really love it

  7. Lilli

    August 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    What a contrast between her tattoos and her dress. I think this is quite an unexpected view but none the less it makes me want to know more about her.

  8. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    WOOOAH, shes hot and im first.

  9. Nolita

    August 31, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Cool tattoos!

    –Nolita Vintage–

  10. Beverly Bohan

    August 31, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Wow, great juxtaposing style. I'd def wear a shorter version of that dress.

  11. brownsugar

    August 31, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    the carrots with the tattoos :))) nice!

  12. brownsugar

    August 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    by the way scott, how come you always seem to be around people who are thin or at least have figures that can afford to wear short shorts/tight trousers/the latest fashion etc.? everytime i read your blog i feel i´m in some sort of parallel universe where everything and everyone is pretty :)

  13. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Anthropologie´s version of ROCK&ROLL. I like it!

  14. wallace

    August 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I'm speechless. The guy in background by the books is taking it all in.


  15. La Petite Anglaise

    August 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    In theory the combination of heavily tattooed flesh, black close-cropped hair/shoes and saccharine print sundress should be plain wrong… But there's something about the whole thing that kind of draws you in. The more I look at this photo and all it's fashion crimes, the more I love it. X


  16. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    The dress is not doing anything for me. However, beautiful ink!

  17. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    As body art goes, hers is pretty, but I still hate tattoos.

  18. Fashion Serial Killer

    August 31, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    YES!!!!!!! so awesome

  19. Judith Ross

    August 31, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Wow. Talk about mixing prints!

  20. ifkaix

    August 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    wow this is really cool!!!

  21. Jakarech

    August 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Interesting dress!

    Cool tattoos!


  22. Quash

    August 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Black hair and tats + carrot dress that reminds me of something my grandmother would have concocted using old bedsheets…. I love the defiant contradiction! Thanks for featuring this.

  23. laylablue

    August 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    interesting juxtaposition. somewhat primitive dress/fabric with edgy tattoos. nice. :)

  24. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    To be honest, I don't like the dress itself. But on her, juxtaposed against her elaborate tattoos, the contrast of the sharpness of her shoulders and the pale yellow roundness of the dress works nicely.

    And it's humorous, too, certainly. Short hair and lots of tattooing aren't terribly feminine, but a long dress in the summertime certainly is. Again, contrasts.

    It feels simultaneously as though she's completely dressed but also a bit naked. I like it.

  25. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Impressive, but not my style


    August 31, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Interesting colors and top of the dress, but not fond of so many tattoos. She shows them off well with the dress though!


  27. Vanessa

    August 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    There is really nothing interesting about her outfit. She, however is VERY interesting. It's nice to see a woman who stands out more than her outfit.

  28. elizabeth

    August 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    i love love love this dress and she wears it beautifully! she is so edgy and the dress is so "casual easter sunday" … love it!

  29. Subversive

    August 31, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Hard core girl has a soft side. :)

  30. Lynda

    August 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Absolutely stunning.

    Her ink really adds contrast to her bright dress.

    love it!

  31. enjoyourselfwithstyle

    August 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    The colours of the dress remembers me Brazil!
    It´s funny the contrast between the girl and the cloth.

  32. Carol Seatory

    August 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm

  33. Paulina

    August 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    This is really interesting… Carrot Dress, hmmmmmm. She pulls it off well…
    And her tattoos look amazing

  34. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    This is the problem with tattoos – instant issues with colour coordination, and patterns not working together, and a general air of untidiness – though the tattoos look good with her nail polish.
    Haven't seen anyone with plaid tats yet – now that would be interesting.

    I think her tattoos would look much better with block colours. She's got such a wonderful face – that slightly sardonic expression.


    August 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Wow the way the tattoos work with the dress is impressive! The simplicity of the dress balances out the complexity of the designs. Amazing..!


  36. Jennifer and Sherry

    August 31, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I am lovin' her tattoos

    Jennifer & Sherry

  37. genevieve, sandbox romance

    August 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    It's a bold person who wears such a dress… and, for that matter, such a skin! Lovely for it's uniqueness.

  38. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    i like the contrast of the dress against the books in the background. don't judge a book by its cover! xoxo

  39. agirlastyle.com

    August 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    With her face, hair, stance and lack of fear of colour… she kind of reminds me of Isabella Blow.

    Miss B xx


  40. Where My Heart Is

    August 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I see tattooing is as big in the US as it is in Australia. People are really going for the full-body coverage look, aren't they?

  41. erinie

    August 31, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Reminds me a LOT of all your shots of burlesque dancers…very similar juxtaposition of styles: the tattooed, racy, fringes-of-society vibe; the greaser-era pinup girl hairstyle; and all topped off with some sort of ultra-feminine fashion statement. I don't exactly know if I LIKE this particular look, but I LOVE what she says with it.

  42. Inês Matos

    August 31, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    soft vs. hard. do we have to have a winner? :)

  43. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    wow, what contrast! the raunchiest looking low life dressed in the cutest little bugs bunny dress

  44. Alessandro

    August 31, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Interesting is the best compliment I can offer, but interesting for all the wrong reasons. Nothing complements her, while all the tattoos have ruined what gifts mother nature gave her at birth.

  45. prettylittlevintage

    August 31, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    it is always interesting to see a print on someone heavily tattooed, it is almost like an unconscious mix of patterns!


  46. Natalya's Closet

    August 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Love it! XOXO, Natalya

  47. Laura

    August 31, 2010 at 6:18 pm


  48. Maximiliano

    August 31, 2010 at 6:27 pm


  49. Kathleen

    August 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Wow, what a photograph! I love her obviously vintage dress and her cotton Mary Jane's, used to have a pair just like them. She is bold for she is using her body as self expression, much like a dancer or actor would. Cute hair cut!

  50. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Having tattoos does NOT make you a raunchy low life!
    (In response to the Anonymous comment)
    Respect her art, and appreciate her sense of humour,
    she obviously appreciates playing with contraditions.

    Who knows, maybe she is a librarian!

  51. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Don't know how to absorb this! Interesting from a distant anthropological perspective, but really not my cup of tea – either style, and especially together. Does look like a comfortable outfit though!

  52. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Reaaly cool shot…a story of contradictions…her fierce stance and her Amish looking apron and cloth MaryJane's…..like it….thanks…L

  53. April Joy

    August 31, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    This can never be wrong, so good!!

  54. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Wow, "raunchiest looking low life"? Some of the comments about tattoos blow my mind – the direct and indirect blows alike. I'm as heavily tattooed as this lovely young thing is, am a 28 year old female with a PhD and a very professional career in environmental engineering and natural resources management, and a fashionista on top of all that. Mostly I cover my tattoos because the objective isn't to engage other people all the time, and I realize it can be distracting (or one can encounter seriously judgemental people) in the workplace. Regardless, tattoos today for young eccentrics are very common. It's utterly absurd to call someone a low life for that, she is enjoying a whimsy-filled summer's day. Were she dressed in an impeccable suit, you'd be swooning over her grace and poise.

  55. Ra

    August 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Speechless; so captured by her. She looks like all of herself and her ancestors rolled into one.

  56. diva inside

    August 31, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Your pics always make me think about myself and BEING me – this really is no exception. I LOVE it – brave, fierce, cool, individual, strong and girly all together. Authentic x

  57. Zander

    August 31, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I understand the contrast is interesting, but it looks cheap to me.

  58. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I have a hard enough time coordinating the clothes with each other, to have to throw in color in the tattoos.

  59. Ashley

    August 31, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    beautifull!!!! xoxo


  60. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    i want those shoes! i had an identical pair when i was fifteen…they didn't last long but i loved them! been trying to hunt some down for years.

  61. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I think the tattoos actually go WITH the dress and this is not a juxtaposition. I zoomed in and it appears her tattoos are mostly of flowers, its all very feminine and I LOVE it!

  62. MBT

    August 31, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    "Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art." -Virginia Woolf

  63. nemee

    August 31, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    This is… so different than anything I've seen on this blog before. I love the pretty, youthful dress on a girl with tons of tattoos. It's definitely not something I'd expect to see this girl wearing, funny how this outfit is so different than the stereotypical tattooed woman.


  64. Jane See

    August 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    That's a lot of ink.

  65. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I love her!!! That dress would not look half as cool if she didn't have those tattoos…

  66. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, finally something interesting on this blog again! So nice to get a break from the lame fashion people who have dominated it over the last year or so!

  67. Jin

    August 31, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Nice tattoos, nice pattern on her dress and nice Mandarin-style shoes.

    The depth of her eyes uplifts the uniqueness of the shot…a bit heart-breaking but beautiful at the same time.


  68. dishly

    August 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    such a cute contrast :)


  69. Susan

    August 31, 2010 at 9:17 pm


    She looks amazing and statuesque.

  70. uuree

    August 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    hmm I'm not really into tattoos so I have opposing viewpoint from most of the commenters. Still brave of her to get all these tattoos.

  71. MSlattery

    August 31, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Thank god you take these kind of photos—and publish them!
    I think it speaks to your own authentcity as much as the model's. This one almost makes me cry it's so … words fail. That's why it's such a great image.

  72. e.campbell

    August 31, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Hmmm.. apparently I am the only commenter who does not find this appealing. i feel like this is like having country french furniture in a frank lloyd wright home.. it doesn't contrast and compliment, it just conflicts. i love the dress, i like the shoes, her tattoos are fine, i like her sharp features and androgynous haircut, but all together it is lacking. even the shoes and dress without everything else are off-putting to me. I definitely give her props for making a strong statement and for clearly not subscribing to any one dimension, but i feel there are better ways to mix and match.

  73. seedless clothing

    August 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    lovely clothing! brave woman indeed!

  74. Beny Ricardo Sadewo

    August 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    God,,, her Tattoo's is SUPERB….

    Beny Ricardo Sadewo

  75. miranda

    August 31, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    im actually mesmerized by this woman. that dress is just so sweet, you can almost picture it on an old woman, but then with those tatoos and the black shoes it just completely spins your whole perspective on the outfit around. amazing.

  76. John Bernal

    August 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    It's amazing how her tattoos act as a compliment to her dress…like a permanent accessory.

  77. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Since when are tattoos "fierce" or "rebellious"? Why can't people look at them as "beautiful" or "intricate"?

    It sure is interesting to see how people assume tattoos define a person. If these were sleeves of tacky cascading flowers, nobody would assume she was so "tough" and would probably make statements like "adorable" or "feminine."
    Appreciate tattoos for the art form
    they are. Stop making assumptions.

    And, to the person above who said having colorful tattoos instantly forces you into a wardrobe conundrum, as a young woman who's had full sleeves for years, we get along quite nicely, and look quite pretty & professional, thank you.

  78. Lisa

    August 31, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Anonymous 8:12 – You can get those shoes at Urban Outfitters. Check out their website.

  79. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    August 31, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Oh my god. Incredible. I'm kind of amuzed.. Cool shot! Terrible look though…:)) ~

  80. mabelle

    August 31, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Seems like her dress is in contrast with her personality. I think this made the look distinctive

  81. mabelle

    August 31, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Seems like her dress is in contrast with her personality; it makes the whole look distinctive.

  82. Vera

    August 31, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I saw her on the street in the city earlier last week! WOW, what a small world!

  83. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    The tattos and her olive skin, the curve of her shoulders and the fit of the bust,with the flash of ankle This is all so suggestive of whats underneath the outfit without being particularly revealing. Interesting.

  84. John Wesley

    August 31, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Judith Ross said…
    "Wow. Talk about mixing prints!"

    That's gotta be the wittiest comment yet!


  85. Em

    August 31, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    My how I miss The Strand.

    I love people who are originals.

  86. Ana Magnolia

    August 31, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    no, no, no…i don't like. it's very strange, not at all beautiful.

    It seems like the all idea was only to capture the attention of others.

  87. Anonymous

    August 31, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    she is the only one. no one will try to be her. no one can ignore her existance.

    i try to take a bit of the current fashion trend in my style, and it often ends up just a trend.

    im impressed how the style can make us the only one. i admire her uniqueness. i want to be the only one.


  88. the androgyny

    September 1, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I think i know this place. The vintage book store in Broadway, near Union Square Park. The contrast between the place and her outfit is really harmonic, that's whats awesome about this picture.


  89. Parisienne Farmgirl

    September 1, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I am totally with La Petite Anglaise here on this one. At first I brushed this off 'cause it's just not "me" then I looked again and I could not stop looking!

  90. Rodrigo Pineapple

    September 1, 2010 at 12:34 am

    so different! love her ♥


  91. 和地 ありさ ALIZA WAJI

    September 1, 2010 at 1:04 am

    tres cool!!

  92. Miranda

    September 1, 2010 at 1:15 am

    this is so interesting! at first, i thought the tattoos were a part of her dress!


  93. Jennifer

    September 1, 2010 at 1:19 am

    She does wear it with pride, but that dress looks like a school art project. The way the yellow peeks out on the top section makes her chest look very strange indeed.

  94. jlyungi

    September 1, 2010 at 1:54 am

    wow……….!!nice tatoo

  95. loolah

    September 1, 2010 at 2:07 am

    The only things I don't like are what she's wearing – the shoes and the dress. I wouldn't like them without tattoos, and I like them even less with. But she, the woman – her face and tattoos, her pose, her expression – all that she seems to be is gorgeous. Almost amazonian. And she has the most beautiful shoulders.

  96. Claud

    September 1, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Her dress is innocent and dainty whilst her tattoos spell fierce! Nice one!

  97. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 3:03 am

    This striking looking girl is definitely brave. I wish she had better taste.

  98. el ojo de la aguja

    September 1, 2010 at 3:25 am

    totallly cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. Yevgeniya Yelkina & Peter Stevens

    September 1, 2010 at 4:08 am

    shes great. so origional.


  100. E...

    September 1, 2010 at 4:30 am

    An emblematic photo…but very interesting!!!!!!!!



    September 1, 2010 at 4:52 am

    absolutely love this maxi dress…fab colors

  102. fox in the woods

    September 1, 2010 at 5:07 am

    The dress and the tattoos… what a contrast. Not too keen on the dress personally, but I like the unexpected combination.


  103. Pink

    September 1, 2010 at 5:11 am

    cute dress!!!

    check out my blog at thetalesofselfindulgence.blogspot.com

    If you like pls follow it viz bloglovin!…i just updated two new posts!!! dont miss xoxo

  104. andi miranda

    September 1, 2010 at 5:54 am


  105. Christine Scott

    September 1, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I have spent all my life in a body I detest. But I do love your pics of people who appear comfortable and happy with who they are, regardless of what their style or dress code is. This girl is fabulous!

  106. CLAUDIA C.

    September 1, 2010 at 6:47 am

  107. Karla Monteiro

    September 1, 2010 at 7:32 am

    looks like a modern carioca ! i love the contrast !

  108. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 8:21 am

    You can find these shoes at most Chinatowns.

  109. MELISSA Z.

    September 1, 2010 at 8:37 am

    it's not my style but this pic is so cool!


  110. Juliana

    September 1, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Cool tatoo.

  111. Middleseason

    September 1, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Stunning girl! love this shot

  112. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Lovely! This woman has made serious commitments for sure!

  113. the freaks and the beats

    September 1, 2010 at 9:48 am

    such a lovelly dress..

  114. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Sick, and I am talking the old fashioned meaning.

  115. Sylvia

    September 1, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Mmm… I am just not too sure because it is almost impossible to see the cut of the dress at the top because of her tattoos. The length is good though

  116. 82Brute

    September 1, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Lydia oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia,
    Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.
    She has eyes that folks adore so,
    And a torso even more so.

    When her robe is unfurled, she will show you the world,
    If you step up and tell her where.
    For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paris,
    Or Washington crossing the Delaware.


    When her robe is unfurled, she will show you the world,
    If you step up and tell her where.
    For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paris,
    Or Washington crossing the Delaware.

    La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

  117. raul

    September 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

    e.campbell: BRAVO!!!You are not alone. wise words… i couldnt agree more with them..

  118. Román Iglesias

    September 1, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Olè you are so brave girl


  119. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Scott, you seem to be on a theme with these boyish, kind of odd girls….xx

  120. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 11:06 am

    wow. cool. awesome.

  121. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 11:08 am

    not the most flattering dress but i love how she can wear it with more power and confidence than any other designer wearing "fashionista" on this site.

  122. Claire Caudwell

    September 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I am in love with this dress and style combo!

  123. chula

    September 1, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    another example of the quote;
    " the skin is the best dress"

  124. TorontoVerve.:

    September 1, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    She has a cool look.


  125. Pretty Kitty Publishing

    September 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    This statuesque woman pulls off the maxi-look by getting the length perfect.

  126. Sarah Eagle

    September 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Absolutely fantastic photography, I love the dark bookstore behind her, so that her skin with the tattoos almost seems to melt into the background, while her brightly colored and lit dress stands out even more. My own views of her style/ choice of tattoos or dress don't really matter, what does it this incredible photograph. The viewer gets such a sense of the woman you photographed, which is really the goal of all portraiture.

  127. kelli

    September 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Very cool image. Definitely not cookie-cutter fashion!

  128. Paul (UK)

    September 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Nice shot, and it's heated up the blog pretty well, so it's earned it's place here! Top marks for a confident lady who knows where she's at, but personally, ink on a woman isn't for me (and I've seen very few UK girls do it well).

  129. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    What an eyecatching picture! Her shoulders are beautiful and the way she is standing is perfect. Yes I love the tatoos on her too and one gets the feeling she has many stories to tell. Julia

  130. brightlightsbigcity

    September 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    she's so intriguingly weird i love it… her tattoos look like they're part of the dress

  131. Modou Fox

    September 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    This image caps off return to form (in my opinion). I was feeling very removed from some of the previous pictures a few weeks back – they weren't resonating with me (my loss I guess). This however really made me stop and think. I think the insightful comments here, too, evidence this.

  132. Sheila

    September 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    WOW cool girl! ;D

  133. Profoundly Superficial

    September 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    She looks like a 21st century Jane Austen heroine.

  134. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I'll give her credit for being brave and edgy. But all I can say is I haven't seen anything like it! :)

  135. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    she is beautiful and fierce, no matter, despite, what she wears. I don´t care for what she wears but it´s fabulous with the attitude and tattoos. it´s totally uncopiable, because it only really works for her.

    But more importantly, oh The Strand, maybe possibly almost surely the best bookstore in the world. Love it.

  136. TeeAndCake

    September 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm


  137. - GraceCarolina

    September 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    This outfit brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "carrot top." Very cute.


  138. ese_isra

    September 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    not a fan, unfortunately.

  139. $5 Basics

    September 1, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    the tattoos are lovely but the carrots are completely brilliant.

  140. Liz S

    September 1, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Again thank god for the younger? bolder ones who engage their mind continually, by using their body as a form of artistic expression to create an individual, never to be repeated masterpiece.
    Keep it up Scott!…and thanks. :)

  141. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Is that Adam Fletcher of The Copyrights?

  142. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Strong looking female, however OTT on the tats.

  143. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 2:11 am

    The Kung foo shoes work for me!

  144. Elena Vasilieva

    September 2, 2010 at 3:15 am

    oh, wow, i think i have no words, this is quite extraordinary and the is such a mix of hard and soft and punk and almost babyish sweetness. unbelievable shot



  145. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Sorry, I'm not finding anything about this attractive. She looks so angry, not a person one would want to be around.

  146. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Love the book store behind her ;)

  147. Luc Wiesman

    September 2, 2010 at 3:46 am

    not a fan either.

  148. W.

    September 2, 2010 at 4:31 am

    i don`t see a girl like her everywhere! it is stunning and brave !

    follow me on http://manuellal.blogspot.com

  149. liv

    September 2, 2010 at 7:41 am

    fantastic contrast!

  150. Closet Confections

    September 2, 2010 at 10:33 am

    very unexpected!

    sidebar: i miss wearing those little ninja shoes. they were perfect for my limited college budget, and i had them in every color to match my outfits.



  151. Alessandro

    September 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

    "I don't see a girl like her everywhere", said one commenter; "and that's a good thing", as Martha Stewart would reply and she would be right.

  152. Mabel and Zora

    September 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Cute photo. Love the carrot dress.

  153. Prutha

    September 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    love love love it!!!


  154. lenathediva

    September 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I love how marvelously odd that she looks. She has on this Little House on the Prairie dress, sweet shoes, and rebel tattoos.

  155. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 4:01 am

    wow. i've really loved the discussion about tattoos here. as someone who doesn't have them, i found the words used to describe them (by the pro side)–intricate, involved, complex, etc.– incredibly fascinating and enlightening. i am glad so many argued in their defense so eloquently.

    the only thing that troubles me about this dress, which no one else seems to have mentioned (and therefore not troubled by?), is the bib-like apparatus over such full and beautiful breasts. the womanly literally competes underneath the childish bib and works primarily as a confrontation. i expect that's the point, but it doesn't quite work for this viewer.

  156. 82Brute

    September 3, 2010 at 10:00 am

    This is a stunning portrait. I can't stop looking at it. The dress is so unexpected with all the tattoos and the expression on her face stops you in your tracks. It's in the slightly arched eyebrow that invites you to question your very worth as human being.

  157. Genuine Lustre

    September 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    It might be hip to admire this, but count me among the minority that is not a fan.

  158. Meredith

    September 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I really dislike this. I get the irony of contrasting such a prim dress with her edgy tattoos, and admire her for being so out there, i just think the bodice of the dress does absolutely nothing for her chest. It looks too tight and fit for busting.

  159. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    She is very dramatic looking…but I wonder how she will feel in 20 years when her skin is loose and the beautiful artwork starts becoming blurry.
    I don't care for the dress at all. It looks so out of sync with her tattoos.

  160. Jennifer

    September 4, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Like a tattooed Olive Oyl. Love it. I think she's great. I like how the little bits of green in her tattoo's are echoed in the green portions and carrot-tops on the dress.

  161. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Not that this woman doesn't have some appeal on, this whole look. But her expression is definitely trying to be, ".. .I walk here each day." Yet on her beautiful right side, she shows a highly focused; "I am beautiful, please; may I be composed?"

  162. mara

    September 4, 2010 at 11:18 am

    she looks like she walked straight off the runway :) the i guess the sidewalk is her runway now :)


  163. pedro cardona

    September 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    an stunning contrast… the expression of her face and tatoos and in the opposite site colors and carrots. interesting really

  164. NinaCrys

    September 4, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Strands <3 beautiful woman

  165. Pablo

    September 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    She had offered 2 miliseconds to pose. The left eyebrow and lips inform us there is 1 milisec left. The purse pressed by a red nailed thumb seems to hold the inks of her tatoos. The suaveness of the tall tulip dress suggests me this woman´s temper is balanced by a contemplative mind. Her shoes, letting the feet to expand evenly, bring aplomb without load.

  166. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I cannot help it, but this is slightly disturbing. People with this many tattoos make me uncomfortable and the dress adds to my confusion.
    Stunning pic, but I feel nausea.

  167. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 3:53 am

    i like the tatoos on her body… its superb!!!! as for the dress it should have bin shorter

  168. Saara

    September 5, 2010 at 5:39 am

    She's like a piece of art! Like a cool statue

  169. AnastasiaC

    September 5, 2010 at 8:33 am

    scary!! love the 'happy' shoes though – i had a red pair when i was 8!!

  170. LIZPR

    September 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Except for the dress, I love everything about the shot – I love her face, her stance, the tattoos, the shot itself with the books in the background, and the shoes!

    I love how The Sartorialist continues to challenge our thinking on the definition of style.

  171. Barbara at Cat Fur Studio

    September 5, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Ironic and beautiful, in a way. I can not imagine trying to dress around those tattoos every day for the rest of my life, though.

  172. rowankirby-brown

    September 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    this is beautiful and i love love the shoes

  173. ravished by illusions

    September 6, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I think its very hard to combine loads of tatoos with falmboyant fashion, because it quite often just clashes. this girl however looks beautiful.

  174. Giuppy d'Aura

    September 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

    wanderful tattoos and wanderful dress… great mixt!

  175. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    nice sleeves ;) cute shoes. i bought the same (?) for 10 euros, i wonder how much she payed…

  176. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I love this. She epitomizes New York!

  177. فوتبول

    September 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks very much
    pick it up

  178. Б.Баясгалан

    September 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

    OMG. what a brave girl. i don't like too much tattoos. but she looks like so beautiful with her tattoos and dress.

  179. Anonymous

    September 7, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Typical flyover-state suburbanite who came to NYC to 'reinvent' herself along with the rest of the lemmings. I would love to know what sort of employment she's able to hold that allows her to both look like that AND afford current NYC rents. But then again, what does it matter when Mom and Dad back in the 'burbs are footing the bill for your New York playdate.

  180. C. Varia

    September 8, 2010 at 11:53 am


  181. Anonymous

    September 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I don't think that I've ever commented here before, but with this photo I simply must. This woman looks beautiful, although I wish that she didn't have so many tattoos. When she is 60 they will not be attractive anymore. However, her dress looks homemade and fun and just wonderful.

  182. A L I X E D A U P H I N E

    September 8, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    You are somethin people will lOVe/HAtE .
    An that is eternal what ever people think about it, and feel proud if that´s your feeling!!

  183. Kris

    September 9, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Gosh, I love this.


  184. Derek Zoolander

    September 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    "I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is."

  185. Vivian Darkbloom

    September 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    She certainly has poise and a large number of tattoos. I guess when you combine these elements with a vintage dress and some incredibly cheap–and I suppose, ironic–shoes, it creates a sense of personal style. But I'm old-fashioned and decidedly unhip. I think she'd look more regal without the tattoos–or at least fewer of them, and elegant dress and shoes.

  186. Juliette

    September 12, 2010 at 3:29 am

    J'adore ses chaussures !

  187. Anonymous

    September 12, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Those tattoos will look really tacky beginning at about age 50…and no cute little carrot print dress will save her then.

  188. M. Keith Harris

    September 14, 2010 at 12:38 am

    what fantastic style – very cool indeed!

  189. Condemor

    September 14, 2010 at 11:20 am

    The tattos are definitely out.

    And what happens now with those who tattoed themselves?

  190. Rebecca

    September 15, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Can't believe that no one pointed out how much her face resembles the late, great, Isabella Blow!

  191. Bob

    September 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Very nice…she looks like a real person and not a fasion industry insider dressing for other insiders…looks like an individual. I used to work at the Strand. It's not such a good bookstore…Barnes and Noble across the square is better…I like the tattoos on her.

  192. Scarlett

    September 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Surely she is Miss carrot tattooed 2010 but the look is really horrible vote … 3!!
    With immense love

  193. Anonymous

    September 24, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    She looks like a tattooed version of the girl in the previous photo. Is there any relation to the two?

  194. Il filo di perle vintage

    November 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    No words for this unique and wonderful woman!

  195. Anonymous

    November 5, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    this is one of the best pictures i've ever seen. it's like a completely culturally decontextualized roman bust.

  196. Loreto

    November 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    i don't like that dress AT ALL

  197. Chris

    March 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I am in love with this pic. She just looks so fierce with the massive amount of ink and the motherly dress and how she looks right through yeou.

  198. Kenny

    April 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Is this dress an indication of an innner desire to be reborn as the tatoos may express a desire to evolve.

  199. Name*

    November 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Harley Mama goes girly…not bad! BUT, with lotsa tats U are somewhat limited in the choice of clothing and colors U can wear. For instance, I have lotsa tats and I would look ridiculous trying to dress all preppy and so forth with bright yellows and greens. Yet dark denims and navy with black tees seem to work. The other day I saw this dude here in the Twin Cities all tatted-out wearing some Italian bike riding gear…it just did not look sporty. perhaps he was after the comfort and functionality of the attire but from a style POV it looked too clashy! Its like the girls who are tatted out trying to wear little girly sun dresses…they should stick to the motorcycle leather and denim…works much better.

  200. julian

    September 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Like her
    Like the boldness of her gaze
    Like her confidence
    Like the tats
    Her haircut is cool
    and to a red blooded male like me her her body is a dream !

    But i absolutely hate the outfit, it makes me slightly nauseous, everything clashes

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