I love a well-made shoe from anywhere/anyone, and these are beautiful. But I hope extreme styles like this will one day be museum pieces, just like the instruments of torture that women in China a century ago endured for beauty.
Not everything is about maximum comfort, or people would wear pajamas and slippers everywhere. Beauty has been shown to produce positive health effects. So a pair of gorgeous, sexy shoes that make a woman feel like a goddess instead of a shlump will not be going away soon. Or ever. But hopefully people will start worrying over their own health instead of judging others someday soon.
so this outfit caught your eye, huh?
i find these headless shots a bit disconcerting, disrespectful even, maybe more so because they seem to be of women most of the time. i suppose the idea is to focus on the garments/proportions. it doesn’t entirely work that way. i would have liked this lady’s head, just to see the person instead of the body.
You all have to consider the fact that many people request their faces be cropped from their pictures before being posted in a public website or blog. If this is the case, I find it VERY respectful. Anyways, this is a great picture and the subject headless or not…I think is outstanding!!!
No, she is not right. Regardless if this was Scott’s decision or the person’s if this is how they decided to present it, then so be it. There is nothing “not nice” about it. Stop trying to make something out of nothing. Its no different then presenting a portrait without the outfit. No photo shows everything.
Whether you discern it or not there is, unfortunately meaning to be inferred from images. If this was not the case we would have no analysis of art/photography. Removing the persons head (center of thought, intellect, personality) from the image does suggest that these are less important, possibly unimportant, in comparison to the thing shown (body and clothing, material parts of being, sexual/sensual elements of being). I believe this is what the previous people find disturbing about the image.
I personally reserve judgement about the right or wrongness of cropping someones head from an image, but I do find it interesting – more in regard to the person doing the cropping and effect it has on its viewers than anything else. I also not, as stated above that it might be done purely for reasons of confidentiality.
But one of the best things about an outfit is its ability to convey who a person is in such a way often renders speech and even eye contact superfluous. Do we really need to look into her eyes? The outfit is her message, and this photograph respectfully conveys it. In fact, it reminds me of Kelly Reemtsen’s paintings, which vividly demonstrate the strength of the headless image.
I consider it a courtesy when someone does not show my face when they are illustrating my fashion choices with closeups of my body parts. No matter how lovely they might be, mind you. I imagine other people may wish to remain anonymous as well. Well done, Scott!
I think that most women would greatly prefer to not have their face shown in a picture in which one of their nipples is clearly visible. The dress is vulgar, but at least Scott spared her some embarrassment.
I just don’t see how this is vulgar. Because it shows the curves of her body? The body isn’t vulgar. We don’t live in a society where one has to cover up for fear. I think she looks beautiful. Of course I’m curious about her face, the photo is intriguing. I also think that whatever she looks like, she’s lucky to have a body like this, and fortunately she’s able to show it off in beautiful clothing. Good for her.
Dude, people don’t have control of their nipples. NO a bra doesn’t stop it from happening. Some women have no problem with it, some have a bit of problem with it, some have a lot of problem with it. It depends on your..err sensitivity. What do you suggest she does; Wear a sweater all the time, cut off her nipples, or wear a bra of metal? It happens, and its A OK.
Firstly, that is not a nipple but a component of the dart in the dress. It is too far on the side to be anatomically correct as a nipple.
Secondly, what is wrong with a nipple if it were? I don’t see that as vulgar, I see your judgement of it as uptight and sexist (I don’t see you making the same comment if it were a male nipple in question. )
Exactly. And if the shot was specifically about her body – is that a bad thing? Spotlight is made known of different body types/parts all the time without it being objectifying. If a person had ‚Äėamazing‚Äô eyes, and a picture was taken with emphasis on the persons eyes..would you be offended? Would you demand to see their feet?
I disagree! I was moved to comment about how I finally get the point of pointy shoes with spikey heels. It is that they contrast so well with a curvy sillhouette… on the right woman, in the right dress. I also love the contrast of shiney black patent leather with a bright dress in a soft fabric.
everyone seems to love it…can’t see why. to me this seems to be just all kinds of wrong. the dress looks like some marzipan tart nightmare and in combination with the pointy shoes…phew, no. but maybe it’s just me.
I’ve been noticing a trend in the photos on this blog of women standing with their feet crossed as this woman is. Is this evidence of rampant self-consciousness? Never would have expected that from European women.
No I don’t think it’s Garance, although she has a fantastic curvy figure, as this woman does…she is very petite. Both of them have great legs, but Garance’s are differnt from this womans.
Also, i think Garance would have worn a bra. She tends to be a bit modest.
ORRR…I could be all wrong!
Good call though on the fact that she does love thetulip shape….which is flattering on just about anyone.
Beautiful dress. Does anyone know who designer is? Want to know!
Can we all please take the “fat” connotation out of “curvy”? Curvy is curvy as opposed to “athletic” or “boyish” This woman is slim and fit, but has beautiful curves. I once called myself curvy and had a friend chastise me for low self-esteem mistaking that I was calling myself fat, this made me very sad.
Curvy? She is still super slender. I have a butt that sticks out but I’m still a small size. Anywho, I love the dress. Would definitely wear it. As for cutting the head off – I think the whole idea is so we look at her figure and dress rather than her face, because really what’s the thing we look at first? Always the face! I think it’s nice to see a different shot for a change :)
Not in my eyes. I would call her curvy, especially the calves. Its not a big deal, but why are we putting quote marks around curvy? I suppose everyone sees it differently, and that is fine.
She definitely knows how to dress for her more rounded womanly shape. Its harder for someone with that kind of shape to look so wonderful then for a more slender woman, and she does this with perfection.
I agree. And I have to add, that even a “curvy” body craves workout. I have similar behind, and it’s mostly muscle ;D Those curves are built as well you see. I really connected with this photo, mainly due to the similarities in the body shape. Beebing my own horn :D
If she is “curvy” at all, she’s on the very very extreme low end of curvy. She’s actually extremely petite. What a silly notion to consider this woman to be sooooo full figured as most of you seem to have put it. She has a beautiful body, but come on people.
She is curvy to some people, and not to others. I think however we all agree she looks beautiful. But more to the point why does everyone who sees a woman as being bigger get attacked? I have read many comments on pictures of slender women saying ” she needs a sandwich” or even “I find her ugly because she is too thin” But call someone “curvy” as a COMPLIMENT and its the end of the world?
And why do I have a feeling that the same people that get huffy at the mere idea someone thinks a woman is big, are the ones making outrageous insults about women they think are thin? How completely disgustingly unfair.
No – I actually don’t know what you mean, I really don’t. In my mind, all of us women are “real women”. There is more to a woman than her figure. Very thin women are real women and very large women are also real women. But as I said, I am not 100% certain I understand you distinction between real and ….fake women, perhaps?
By ‘Petite” i was not referring to Garance’s height, (i should have been more clear). I was referring to her dress size…which we know is size 0 – 2, and I think this woman is a different size. My comment wasn’t a judgement….they both have beautiful bodies that look gorgeous in this dress.
Anywho, no matter who the mystery woman is, she has stunning style, figure and stance!
The dress emphasizes the best parts of her shape, the color enhances her skin tone, and the shoes play up her athletic calves. Well done. I never get it all in one simple, perfectly sophisticated outfit. But she does. And I bet she dresses this well all the time. I can just tell and I am very jealous. She looks like she is too subtle and classy for Louboutins.