This photograph screams money and elegance to me (not that the two things go always well together). I remember a jeweller in Milan a few years ago complaining about this trend of women wearing big sport watches. "A woman's wrist is too small for the typical men's diving watch" he said. I like it on this lady tough.
Fashion industry, the trend set and the people in it seem very fine, but Scott, the reason I started to follow your blog was that you posted shots of personal styles of commoners as well. The blog feels like any fashion magazine nowadays, especially during the fashion months. Saying things like this have gotten me in trouble in other blogs, but I hope you don't forget what made your blog unique.
I don't understand why one great picture of a generically great looking woman is posted and people have a fit over it. Yea, her outfit isn't over the top unique or great, but come on, this is an awesome shot of a cool looking gal. I also dig men's sport watches on the right type of girl.
today, after a despicable morning, i wandered into a bookstore/coffee shopi and there next to the new valentino was your collection of art. it was the only copy on the shelf and looked as if it had been admired a few times over. honestly, the sight of your book and its worn binding made me truly smile. i ended up buying that very copy for knowing that very book uplifted others delights me. all inspired, p.
ps this woman reminds me of your cover lady, ms. julie ragolia. :)
It really is amazing how the shadows have created the perfect necklace. Look at her collarbone, and her broad shoulders, and long arms with elegant hands. With simple make-up, big hoops and what looks like a ponytail. A mens Omega watch and nothing else on her wrists. A wedding band and ring with nothing else on her fingers. And there in nobody around her, behind her, etc? At a fashion show? She's like a dream!
Omega mid sized mens watch, brilliant! Something as simple as that, along with a few other clearly made decisions evidenced in this portrait, shows her style is on another level. To be this beautiful and possess an understated style, that's how it should be done.
I take it to mean, see not every beauty uses PR and is dressed by the designer and plopped down in row one. This is a girl that clearly could have that happen for her and yet she sits in row two looking elegant and timeless.
who cares about fashion so much when she is hot like this? fashion is but clothes thrown on, a disguise. this woman can throw on a mcdonald's outfit and she would probably shine and people would look at her and say "damn!!!"
The dark background brings the focus to the subject with such an impact! Her brown skin looks so luminous and her black hair and black singlet blend into the darkness bringing her forward more. This looks like a high fashion shoot.
The cover of Vogue comment is spot-on. I have no idea who this woman is, but the photo of her is more thrilling than 99.99% of what I've seen in fashion magazines this year. The only other photo that's gotten me so strongly was that one of the toned woman in the red American Apparel dress on her phone in front of the taxi cab. Everyone remember that one? Sigh.
As a designer, this photo has very pleasantly inspired me in terms of just clearing my head, redefining what is true chic and elegance and generally re creating a canvas… ! Fashion is not always about a zillion details but more of a focal point that escalate into beautiful aesthetics. Everything in this photo is a starting point for that perfection. Who is she? : )