I love how classic pieces like a denim shirt and khakis can be so easily updated with current style elements like the rolled cuff and platform sandals. Some things just never lose their intrinsic value and attractiveness..
These are fantastic, Scott. Similar but different from your streetstyle photos. I love the outfit in the first , the smile of the girl in the second and the confidence of the girl in the third. Do you use your 5d Mk II and 50mm lens for work that you do for clients or do you rent another camera/lens?
Oh, they're all so gorgeous! I hate how some people say fashion is bad because it makes people feel like they are physically inferior when they send perfectly-formed models down the runway. These pictures prove that fashion is for everyone and can make anyone look fabulous!
The first woman's look is the best–she makes the most of her long luscious legs. Great soft tones broken up by the black too. Stefano Pilates has a great sense of style. I have read of him before and appreciate his perspective of fashion.
I absolutely adore the first photo with the matching knit short suit…the simple jewellery and the basic black top. It's simple, classic and yet really unusual and fun (the blazer, shorts and tights look that is) and the way she knotted the belt is just ingenious.
Aren't all girls real, even models? Or are they really made of thin air and glossy paper?
Many models on the catwalks are rather scary-skinny and dis-gracious nowadays anyhow, so these unusual looks interest me quite a lot. The women you show are really feminine. I really look forward to seeing (some of) them in your ad. Keep us posted.
The first outfit is so interesting. I love the colors, the fact that her shorts are knit, the way the jacket looks like it was made for those shorts, the way the buttons match the belt, the way the knit of the shorts has a kind of ribbing that is echoed in the tights. Girl No. 2 has tons of charm. No. 3 reminds me too much of the '80s. Or was that the late '70s? Anyway, been there done that.
wow! what gorgeous ladies. I recognize one of them from photos of yours from the past. I have to say that it's because of people like this (and of course your beautiful work) that I LOVE following your blog. It's so much more exciting to me than many of the campaign spreads or runway shows that I see each season.
These are fantastic photos but i'm just wondering whether you consider these women "real"? They are all skinnier than our average woman and, although beautiful, are not our average girl. Would you ever consider using women of sizes six and up? Using their beautiful curves and getting the idea that women with legitimately AVERAGE weight are normal, telling us all that we dont need to alter our genes to become like these models we see in mass media every single day.
I'm all for using real woman, but I never get the whole argument for use 'curvacious' (generally overweight) woman (size 12 is the average woman size in the uk, which on an average height woman-5'4- normally puts them in the obese health category), Surely thats like promoting bad health? Thats not to say they cant look beautiful, larger woman most certainly can (and i dont think size 12 is large either!) and i totally agree that super skinny is not cool either, but i'd rather see healthy, fit thin people than either extremes.
Can someone please explain the appeal of the plastic glasses? I think they look terrible on everyone! Didn't we all try to avoid wearing big, dorky glasses in the 80's? There are going to be a lot of "What was I thinking" photos 10 years from now.
Love the girl with the glasses. As a personage who has had to wear glasses since i was three, and had to put up with the widely circulated view that a girl with glasses will never find a man, i am happy that they are being appreciated in this way. Big glasses are fun–why bother trying to hide the fact you are wearing glasses. I don't think she will regret this pair; it shows she looks happy, who could regret that?
A note to some of my fellows, These girls are still "real girls" even though they're great looking and stylish. A beautiful girl does not a supermodel make, and by contrast, many of the best models may not be the prettiest girl you've ever seen.
And to Scott, "real" or "fake" or "model" or whatever, these photographs and looks are so spectacular! I'm amazed that you manage to work your magic with the lighting even indoors.
I find interesting that you use the term 'real' to refer to these women. I know it's rhetorical but interesting nonetheless. Real dichotomises with fake, but also with ideal.
I, being part of the 'real' lot, loved this pictures because of their character independence I found the women true to themselves(their style, their clothes, their whole persona). At least that's what I thought when I saw the shots. J
ebay auction for charity sounds good…but it wouild be cool if anyone, even those without ebay or blogger accounts can have a chance.
Perhaps the contest would be the first person to identify the pictoral reference from a page of the celine book, though it would have to be a page other than the ones pictured to be fair. To verify each person can submit a comment with a code word or initials or e-mail address. Instead of posting the comment you could keep it and e-mail or something the winner. Though, if you were going to have a one question contest it would be easier to just e-mail you the answer (maybe you create a temporary e-mail address we can send answers to?)
Scott, I'm glad you put "real girls" in quotes since all of these ladies are thinner and prettier that real girls- not sure where you're finding these "average" girls- also, the last photo, girl in khakis, looks like it was pulled from adverts for The Gap-yikes!!!
Whats wrong with the girls these days? those ultra long hair are not in or hot…. the first girl is amazingly well dressed..but that hair is like a tsunami in paradise…. waves taking away the beauty…..have a haircut..and have some fun… i would make it really short and make the color ultra blonde….assymetrically done… that would be perfect for her long face… once again.. maria bethania is starting a witch trend… dont go out tonight!
Seeing these fashion photos brings a sense of sadness over me. I feel like I missed a life I could have led. There's just a certain joy to wearing such fun and beautiful clothes on such beautiful bodies.
does anyone know where to get the girl’s jacket on the first picture from?? it’s so cool and chic at the same time and it seems to be timeless since i saw it before over the last years!!
and @ sart: i know you are sick of this discussion but if these are ‘real’ girls than i am a sad, petite surreal comic figure :-D