Look, I have written comments on this site about the frequency of people with cigarettes, which probably has annoyed people. Sometimes the poses appear contrived, which to me perpetuates the belief that smoking is glamorous. I understand why people find the look attractive! We’ve had countless images from the days of black and white photography of celebrities and their cigarettes. It elongates the arms, hands, and fingers, causing them to look elegant, romantic, etc…
If you’ve lost someone from cancer, or know someone having chemotherapy, as a direct result of this activity, the glamorous side means nothing.
From the Sartorialist’ point of view, if he’s focusing on getting ‘the’ shot, it may be impractical to shoot them before or after the cigarette, even if that was his wish. Scott may simply want the photo and the poses probably work for him
I will shut the bleep up, now.
Another great post. She looks perfectly elegant. I don’t even mind the addition of the totally not for warmth hat, which usually bugs me. But it really does lend the outfit a bit of extra streety umph.
Agree with Rip-a-Roo, more of these! Also, because she is not super tall, ‘stylists’ would probably advise her to wear heels to lengthen the leg, to wear slim cut trousers, not to belt the trousers, to wear a ‘column of colour’ with a matching topâ€¦ She hasn’t done any of this and she looks great. Good for her!