1. Trish

    April 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    What a babe! She has dazzle and style for days!

    • M A R T A

      April 4, 2013 at 3:16 am

      she is totally beautiful !!!


    • Angelique Noire

      April 4, 2013 at 10:41 am

      I just want to give you a HUGE THANK YOU for featuring me on your blog!!!! I am so glad you pulled me aside to photograph me. I honestly never heard of this blog before until that day at the Orleans pool, and now you have made a new fan. Thanks again :)))



      • Anne V

        April 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

        Your skin tone is amazing!! Actually, all of you looks amazing…

      • UrbanJungleFashion

        April 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        Your skin looks amazing!!!

      • Sophie

        April 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

        Wow, you have a trillion watt smile, beauuuuutiful skin and a great sparkle in your eyes!

      • marshamarie

        April 9, 2013 at 5:37 am

        Angelique.. I have this photo as my computer screen picture. Thanks to Mr. Schuman and thank you for beign an inspiration

        • Angelique Noire

          April 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

          I really appreciate your comment and the many other wonderful comments left on this page :) Thank you *beaming smile*

          @theblackpinup on Instagram

    • Bre

      April 5, 2013 at 7:06 am


    • andreea

      April 10, 2013 at 4:47 am

      wow! another spectacular picture. the hot babe in the fifties style bikini against the blue backdrop are so cool! :)


  2. Michael Scott

    April 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    We had a pool growing up and mom and her girlfriends would occasionally take a polite dip but their hair never touched the water. The ladies in these shots are like their 1950s glamour girl counterparts in that they look healthy and well fed unlike some of the women I see on style blogs. Very refreshing.

    • Martine

      April 3, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Actually people in vintage shots are often quite slender. Especially in the 1940′s. But seeing how over 60 percent of women in the USA and the UK are now clinically overweight, its not too surprising. WE have nothing to worry about as far as people being thin goes, except that we don’t have enough of them.

      • Michael Scott

        April 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

        Martine….it must be frustrating to always be the smartest person in the room. Thank you from the bottom of my fatty American heart for setting me straight.

        • Rocky

          April 4, 2013 at 1:55 pm

          Michael Scott, I don’t have the impression Martine was being a know-it-all. She was simply raising a valid point.

      • Hope

        April 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

        Martine, I don’t know which vintage shots you have been looking at , but the beauty standard for the years that you mentioned was that of a more curvy woman. While you may refer to these ladies as being “slender” they all still has breasts, a derriere, and thighs that met in the middle – not a size 0 among them!

        Being thin is not the be all and end all, is not a reliable indicator of overall health, and has nothing to do with being fashionable or stylish, which I might add, is what this blog is all about. Maybe (as you feel the need to point out) we don’t have enough thin people, but I definitely think we have enough rude, sanctimonious, twits to go around. Thanks for making my point for me!

        • Bronwyn

          April 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

          Astonishing how people read things into comments that just aren’t there. Martine hasn’t said anything at all that was rude or sanctimonious. It’s all in your interpretation and some people obviously see criticism all over the place. If you look for offence you will always find it.
          The beauty standard back then was definitely curves, but they were slender curves. Curvy doesn’t mean fat, it means “not straight up and down”. They looked curvier because they had very small waists. My parents were from that era, and I have never been able to fit some of my stepmother’s clothes, even though she was quite plump in her later years and I was rake thin. She had a waist and I don’t. She wore a “girdle” and I never have. She was aiming for an hourglass figure, which is far from the stick figures that models have these days. I remember when I was a young teenager a neighbour telling me about the 18 inch waist she had when she got married, and she was curvy. Last time I had an 18 inch waist I was about 10.

          • Kalen

            April 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

            indeed, but doesn’t the element of interpretation also apply to martine’s comment that the only thing to worry about re: thin people is that there aren’t enough of them??? in particular when michael scott’s comment only mentioned women being healthy and well-fed! i’m not sure i buy that going from his statement to commenting that 60% of people are clinically overweight and that we need more thin people in the world is not rude and sanctimonious! i don’t think the commenters above had to look very far to find offense.

  3. monkeyshines

    April 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    gorgeous vintage style!


  4. milex

    April 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    What an american dream ♥

  5. Melissa

    April 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Love this chick! Such a wonderful throwback. :)

  6. Jen

    April 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    So many babes at this event! She is retro perfection :)



  7. *sP

    April 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    from the smile to the suit to the styling…lots of fashion and i want to be like her!


    April 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I am madly in love with this photo for many, many reasons. I am delighted beyond words; smitten even. Bravo!

  9. Rachelle

    April 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    She’s so gorgeous, fave so far.


  10. TeMo

    April 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Wow! What a dame, in the greatest, stylish and fun sense of the word.

  11. Lynn

    April 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Classic. That look will always come back and really never goes out of style.

  12. Rich Beaubien

    April 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    She is the contemporary construct of what we think it was like during of the late 50′s early 60′s but not the reality. Still it is cool photo and a wonderful echo of the times.

    • berenger

      April 4, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Yes that’s what I love. Her skin colour and body shape suit this look so well, but in the 50′s I doubt she’d have looked as confident and carefree. She has the best of both.

      WOWZER was my first thought: this is my favourite Sartorialist shot so far. It makes me feel summer in my bones again. I hope it sets a tone for my summer to come, and that some day soon I have a smile as big as hers (if not her legs… ;))

  13. Martine

    April 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    The red looks so striking in her hair! This pool party is really yielded a great set of images! It would be great to see some of this stuff bleed into the regular fashion stream.

    As far as 1950′s fussiness goes, you also have to remember that textiles have changed a great deal for the better. Back then they had no lycra, no spandex. Cotton was one hundred percent cotton, wool was 100 percent itchy wool. Things were not improved so they moved with the body, withstood stains, and were resistant to water. Same with hairstyles. Women went to the parlor once a week, and didn’t touch it in between ! They probably had real bees in their beehives. Thank goodness we don’t live back then. And I love high heels, but my mom told me horror stories about my grandmas feet being deformed by the pointy stilettos.

    • helsabot

      April 4, 2013 at 1:15 am

      Vintage clothing might be missing some “benefits” of modern fabrics, but it’s a testament to the quality that the pieces have lasted this long and can still be worn regularly and washed. Contrast that with the majority of clothes made today, where lasting even 5 years – let alone 60 or 70 – would be a welcome surprise.

    • multi grooves

      April 4, 2013 at 4:13 am

      Spot on. Best post I’ve seen on this site.

    • Bridget

      April 4, 2013 at 9:57 am

      They had elastic in the fabric in the 50′s actually

  14. Mariana

    April 3, 2013 at 10:13 pm

  15. Local & Opulent

    April 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Love her! Retro!

  16. Nadya

    April 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Wow that hair… Would be such a shame to not go inside the water in a pool party, but then would be such a shame to ruin that hair as well…

    eyeshadow illustrator

  17. EmEffGee

    April 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Amazing–chic, fun, sexy–> WOW!

  18. Elena

    April 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Another gorgeous shot!!! Love it!

  19. Lilyrose

    April 3, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful photographs you’ve ever taken, Scott. And I think I’ve seen all of them on this blog and in your books. My jaw was on the floor. Great composition, lighting, and amazing subject. She is stunning.

  20. AJK

    April 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    What an absolute stunning photo! All the colors compliment each other so well…and that blue!

  21. Angelique Noire

    April 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    HEY THAT’S ME!!!! Thanks for posting :))))

    @theblackpinup on instagram :)

  22. Jennifer

    April 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Love these photos!

    xo Jennifer


  23. Colony

    April 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Love this!!!! She is beautiful, I’ve loved every shot you’ve posted from the car show! As for the pool, even if I looked 1/2 as amazing as she did, generally speaking Vegas pools give me the heebie jeebies.

  24. Lindsey

    April 3, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Love this photo. Love the red in her hair and that swimsuit looks stunning against her skin. Pretty girl

  25. Lynn

    April 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I’m sorry I missed that event. There would have been some fantastic fashion photos from the festivities.

  26. Felyn

    April 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I love the bathing suit!


  27. parfum Ivoire

    April 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Wow , Fabulous , you so pretty.

  28. Romain

    April 4, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Hey that’s Angelique Noire ! She is absolutely stunning! I am glad to see a beautiful woman of color recreate this retro look today. Back in the day, photos like this were not visible in the media…even today it is still rare to see the retro 1940s-50s look presented gloriously on a brown skinned woman. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous woman with us :)

  29. Ashley

    April 4, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Angelique and others like her, myself included, have no interest in modern casual fashion or wash and wear hair. We adore pin curling and letting the hair’s natural oils work it’s magic to maintain a set for several days. We love reproduction clothing that uses natural fabrics and a tailor’s skilled hands to work out a lovely fit instead of relying on ‘stretch’ to make up the differences. And we are keeping things ‘green’ by recycling gorgeous vintage fashions to use today, whenever we possibly can. I’m so proud to be a part of this ‘scene’ and beyond thrilled that my very favorite fashion blogger seems to appreciate it as well. Would LOVE to have met you!!
    Vintage stylist and journalist

  30. Ashley

    April 4, 2013 at 12:14 am

    This is my gal Angelique…she’s a goddess. And I think I speak for she and others like her, myself included, when I say that this lifestyle is what makes sense to us. In spite of modern fashions and fabrics, we prefer to re-use the fashions of the past and embrace reproduction creations that rely on tailoring to fit, rather than stretch stuff. And there’s plenty to be said for maintaining that pin curl set for a few days rather than washing your hair every day and drying out the scalp. :)
    I’m honored that The Sartorialist visited our Weekender and appreciated it :)

    Vintage stylist and journlist

  31. Ashleah

    April 4, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Wow! Her smile is contagious! She must have gotten a ton of attention at that pool!

  32. Miami

    April 4, 2013 at 1:21 am


  33. une chatte grise

    April 4, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Wow! She’s just gorgeous. Beautiful photo, too.

  34. Burcu

    April 4, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Amazing skin!

  35. Caitlin Grace

    April 4, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Devine! I want to purchase this photo, I can’t believe how gorgeous it is!

  36. carol

    April 4, 2013 at 2:12 am

  37. Jane Laver

    April 4, 2013 at 2:26 am

    That lady is stunning.

  38. Agnieszka

    April 4, 2013 at 2:35 am

    the perfect retro and the beautiful girl!!! love:) http://www.butaminy.blogspot.com

  39. Ms Jane

    April 4, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I’ve loved all these photos. It’s such a great look, the whole cleancut 50′s vibe but made a bit naughty with the tatts etc. Very cool x

  40. almu

    April 4, 2013 at 3:33 am

    ey, love this pool! almu

  41. Denisa

    April 4, 2013 at 3:39 am

    That is really amazing photo… I would like to be there and I like all that pics. And that hair with flowers are perfect. Have a nice day.


  42. irene

    April 4, 2013 at 3:47 am

    she is gorgeous!


  43. Gian Luca M

    April 4, 2013 at 3:50 am

    beautiful woman…great shot…

    Gian Luca M


  44. StreetLounge

    April 4, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Such a beautiful shot! :)

  45. Sara

    April 4, 2013 at 3:52 am

    This is so beautiful and chic, makes me feel so relaxed.


  46. LesFleurs

    April 4, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Now that’s a dame who stops traffic!

  47. Makenna

    April 4, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Love the image. Beautiful and so avant-garde!


    April 4, 2013 at 4:38 am

    vintage beauty <3

    what a body!!


  49. Laura

    April 4, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Amazing photo, the colors are beautiful! And no wonder she isn’t going into the pool, with her hairstyle and make-up perfectly done!


  50. hadhka

    April 4, 2013 at 4:52 am


    April 4, 2013 at 4:52 am

    fantastic hair!!!


  52. Sherion

    April 4, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Such attention to detail , beautiful tones nod lovely capture


  53. Puje LK

    April 4, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Amazing photo, this is why you are one of the best bloggers out there!!

    Check out MY FASHION BLOG!!!

  54. Žaneta

    April 4, 2013 at 5:55 am

    love the swimwear

  55. furoreblog

    April 4, 2013 at 6:18 am

    lovely and great shot by the pool too!


  56. Anna

    April 4, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Loving these posts, amazing shot, Love the style!


  57. workingd

    April 4, 2013 at 6:40 am

    She looks absolutely beautiful and what a great smile!

  58. Isa tout simplement ...

    April 4, 2013 at 6:44 am

    She’s beautiful !

  59. Couteau

    April 4, 2013 at 6:57 am

    That woman is stunningly beautiful, but isn’t this retro stuff rather tedious? It’s purely hard work, where is the creativity?

    By following such rigid blueprints, they take a bureaucratic approach to aesthetics. Good to know they have fun, but its not terribly interesting for the viewer…

    • Jeremy

      April 5, 2013 at 5:02 am

      I agree. It’s gorgeous to look at, fun and exuberant. At the same time, it’s also somewhat of a template and lacks individuality and creativity.

    • MS

      June 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      You must be looking at another picture because all I see IS creativity.

  60. Martin

    April 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Truly amazing…. the colours, the spark in her eyes, the flowers, the dress…

  61. Lydia

    April 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I really think that is how the 1950s worked! Its impossible to look so perfect if the girls had gone into the pool….like I saw on TV one time this ‘hanging out by the poolside thing’ was for social interaction and sometimes even doing business with others instead of a lazy day dipping into the water. So cool!


  62. Best Dressed Poland

    April 4, 2013 at 7:54 am

    OMG ! The photo is breathtaking. One of the best . She is so gorgeous. All the best:)


  63. Nico

    April 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Loooooove this lady, she looks amazing!!


  64. BeautyInMess

    April 4, 2013 at 8:07 am

    so amazing style :)

  65. Bonnie, Clyde + Marni

    April 4, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Beautiful girl!!


  66. Elisa Taviti

    April 4, 2013 at 8:10 am


    Elisa My Fantabulous World

  67. Polly

    April 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Wow, there has been SO much glamour in these Vegas shots! Such beauties, I don’t know how they manage such a perfected look though, I can’t imagine there being much time to relax ;-)

  68. Ria

    April 4, 2013 at 8:33 am

    So beautiful! If I saw her in real life, people would think I’m a racist because I couldn’t stop staring at her skin… But I would stare it because it is so unbelievably beautiful!!

  69. Valentina Novo

    April 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

    That hair is just perfection! I wonder how women in the 50′s didn’t go crazy spending so much time styling their hair!

  70. Cecilie

    April 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

    What an absolutely wonderful photo. Great shot, beautiful girl, lovely swim wear; such an amazing 50′s vibe!!! Lovely!

  71. catherine

    April 4, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Ooh-la-la…..is she ever gorgeous !!

  72. Frances

    April 4, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Beautiful picture!’She looks very happy :) love the hair!

  73. debbie

    April 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

    All of these “pool babes” in Vegas are so totally cool. I am a child of the 50′s and have really enjoyed seeing how these ladies have gone back in time to revisit how life was back then and wearing their vintage bathing suits.

  74. Kareyann

    April 4, 2013 at 9:15 am

    She is absolutely stunning!

    I never post, but needed to for this one.

    Gorgeous photo.

  75. LIZPR

    April 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Oh my god. This is simply fantastic. I am SO digging your Vegas series, here. So much classic, vintage, cheesecakey pin-up looks! Awesome!

    I need to go to Vegas to invest in SUNGLASSES!


  76. Fashion Snag

    April 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

    The best shot from the pool party I think. She is gorgeous!


  77. Reptilia

    April 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

    This photo is totally amazing!! Love her style! she looks so 60´s!



  78. Pumi

    April 4, 2013 at 9:48 am

    She looks like a young Whitney Houston….

  79. Monsieur Marcel

    April 4, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Viva vivacious (vintage).

  80. andrea

    April 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

    It´s a relief seeing beautiful people out of their heavy clothes! and out of european fashion shows! I got tired of them!

    • Missy F.

      April 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      +1 refreshing. Like a spritz of Evian to the face on a hot Las Vegas day.

  81. Lisa F

    April 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Everything about this is fabulous!

  82. Michael

    April 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

    That is exactly how it was back then. I never saw my mother or her friends in water at the pool or the lake: once the Aquanet was sprayed in the hair and the make-up was applied it was all about maintaining
    The Look.

    Kind of makes me want a Manhatten and a cigarette just looking at these tomatoes…….

  83. abigail

    April 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

    she is stunning. and with hair that good i would steer clear from the pool too!


  84. karl anglin

    April 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Angelique is amazing!

  85. nj

    April 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

    fantastic! love these posts

  86. Which me will ibe today

    April 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

    STUNNING! That still isn’t a strong enough adjective. I noticed that everyone is rocking the 50s retro stryles from women to men.


  87. Layla Katz

    April 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I can’t believe you were there. I was too and this lady above was by far a style standout. She was incredible. Thank you for helping me relive the fabulousness of the weekend. I am a longtime fan of yours and was thrilled to see this coverage.

  88. Jeanne

    April 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    This is great! She’s beautiful! I think this is way better than the actual 50′s. Now, folks can enjoy all the best of fifties fashion without the racism. A woman of color would most likely not have been invited to a high fashion pool party back then, or if she was, it would be as the entertainment. So, it’s the best of both worlds, the awesome vintage fashions and, at least some, political progress.

  89. Manobeina

    April 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    how beautiful! ive never seen anyone who looks like her before. Oh and I wat that bathing suit

    much love from NYC


  90. Ivyanna

    April 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    They don’t go in the water for fear of getting their hair wet I guess. love her swim suit-has a very vintage vibe.


  91. Becky Bedbug

    April 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Wow, this girl is beautiful!


  92. Kathleen Shaw

    April 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Scott, you are so right about the women back then. I was born in in ’58 and when we’d go visit anyone who had a pool nobody went in but kids or athletic women. Dad’s were at work of course. Now I’ll get slammed for my lack of sensitivity towards women’s lib, but this is the way it was back then. Anyway, the ladies sat around the pool and looked gorgeous. That’s the way it was. The bathing suits, the bathing caps for maybe a wade up to your knees, were all so pretty. Lots of fashion, and definitely makeup. Sphinx Pink by Revlon was the most popular lip shade color at the time because of the movie Cleopatra. Before that….. Cherries in the Snow. I’m sure many woman at Viva Las Vegas were wearing some of these shades if they could get their hands on them.

  93. julian

    April 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Absolutely stunning shot !!!

    The colours from the flowers atop her head, to the dress, her skin tone and the water………….utterly glorious

    A truly fabulous photograph

    Well done Sartorialist !!

  94. JV

    April 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Wow, she’s gorgeous, and as with all these LV subjects, she just nails the look.

  95. Kate Brown

    April 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Yet another fantastic photo! This bathing suit looks fab on this bathing beauty£

  96. Andy Cohen

    April 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    If you put this woman on the cover of a coffee table book, not only would it sell in America + Europe (where you have your usual fanbase), it would SELL OUT — fly off the shelves — in Latin America + Africa. Just came back from Sao Paulo and I also spent some time in Lagos: those places are aching for beautiful ‘decorative’ books to put in their fancy new homes. The nouveau riche are EXPLODING in Nigeria + South Africa and the middle classes are taking over Brazil.
    A stunner like Angelique Noire — wow — what a career she could have outside the US.

    • Miami

      April 5, 2013 at 12:16 am

      If it is true that this lovely model could have a stellar international modeling career, and it would be great if this model could launch an international career, then what does that say about publishers, magazine editors, and apparel manufacturers in the U.S.? Are they adverse to the kind of natural beauty that is exemplified in this beautiful photograph? Still? It is, after all, 2013. The domestic U.S. beauty and fashion industry needs to grow. My hope is that there are enlightened, influential beings who are unafraid to recognize, celebrate and respect all shades of beauty. It is weird to think that something so commonsensical should be such a necessity. I look forward to more diverse women and men getting involved in the industry. By diverse, I mean broad-minded, no pun intended. Educated, individuals, who consider themselves open to the potential of attracting diverse audiences, but audiences who are I afraid to embrace difference.

  97. Jules

    April 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

  98. kelly

    April 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Wow! Striking! What a beautiful photo and gorgeous girl.

  99. Missy F.

    April 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm


  100. Beti

    April 4, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Totally Mad Men – love it!

  101. Janelle

    April 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I have never read your blog before, but I happened to be logging into bloglovin and saw her picture on the homepage she is beautiful!

  102. Donald

    April 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    THIS WOMAN OUGHT TO BE ON MAD MEN AND/OR MAGIC CITY! THIS GLAMOUROUS WOMAN WOULD TOTALLY SHINE!!! She is 1950s Hollywood Glamour of today. Beautiful women of color were so overlooked during that era, but it’s high time to see women like her (especially her) in movies and television shows of today that are based in the 1940s-1960s. This image makes me so happy too see. She is stellar!

  103. Marcia

    April 4, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Wow!!!! Can we see more pics of her because I know you didn’t just shoot one! She is beyond stunning. I wish there was an adjective that can surpass beautiful, stunning, amazing, etc. because that would be the word for her!!! You have to feature her in your next coffee table book!

    • Martine

      April 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      All the women at that event were stunning. She is lovely, but then so are all the others photographed at this pool party. I would like to get a look at the rest that we haven’t seen yet!

  104. Ginger

    April 5, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I having such a hard time believing this is Vegas!! So perfectly RETRO!

    For more Vintage Fashion, visit my blog


  105. KG

    April 5, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Best photo I’ve seen in awhile. Color. Composition. Glam. Love it.

  106. Maria

    April 5, 2013 at 12:48 am

    It was exactly as you say. I have many pictures of my mother from the fifties in Varadero. It does not appear that she ever got in the water!

  107. Simone

    April 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I think she’s the most beautiful woman that you have ever photographed

  108. Jill

    April 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    What an absolute stunner!!!

  109. Danielle

    April 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    This girl is stunning ! I like how her swimsuit shines on her skin. Just perfect :)

  110. Lucy

    April 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Her skin is AMAZING.

  111. Alessia

    April 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    my favourite!


  112. 3girls1apple

    April 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    This is a stunning photograph. She is even more stunning! Simply awesome.


  113. Desiree

    April 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    This is perfection, the pic and the model
    wow Angelique Noire, you’re stunning!
    love you and your name girl

  114. Enrique

    April 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Nostalgia is great but sometimes we forget the realities of being a visible minority in the 1950s. It’s easy to forget with all the glamour that contemporary media attaches to the era but it sucked for anyone who was not white. How can we forget the separate facilities for African Americans? Or for Filipinos in California? Being around a pool in the 1950s was not as glamourous as we would like to imagine.

    • Laura

      April 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Uhm. I was working at my city archive a couple years ago and was researching my neighborhood. It was settled by Polish-Americans in the late 1800s, but then veered to African American after a flood in the 1940s and now is veering to hipster. And there were LOTS of pictures in the archive of beautiful women of color at the local pool dressed like this… And I have plenty of family members of color who have old photographs of their grandmothers looking quite stylish during this time period… So, I guess your comment confuses me?

  115. Lazifa

    April 6, 2013 at 6:18 am

    One of my favorite photos!

  116. Alison

    April 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

    This woman. Is. Stunning.

  117. Jinsol Inno

    April 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    this reminds me of Le Rouge Chanel advertising.

  118. Yara

    April 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Beautiful image! The girl is incredible.

  119. Mairead

    April 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Adore her!
    And the colours are stunning.

  120. Syrie

    April 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    This woman looks fabulous!!! I love the whole thing. She is a knockout in that bathing suit — you go girl! Just a great photo.

  121. Rafael Castillo

    April 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Angelique Noir. A very lovely and very nice person. She was thrilled to be photographed by The Sartorialist.

  122. Kishmish

    April 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    So pretty she is, and it’s so refreshing to see someone do the whole “pin up” look without the modern trend of a ton of tattoos. This young lady looks like a genuine pretty, pin up girl sans edge or attempted subversion.
    And sometimes pretty is just the ticket.

  123. Aynne

    April 9, 2013 at 1:04 am

    She is stunning

  124. Marga Dares

    April 9, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Her smile eclipses even the outfit…

  125. Fred Mertz

    April 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

    This young woman is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I do not usually leave comments but I had to say something this time. I could gaze at her all day!

  126. daphne

    April 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

    .. beauty, captured !

    not only the young woman, her smile, her skin, her pose, the flowers in her hair, her ‘bathing’ costume’- but the photographer’s composition. like a painting ! the blue- the slightly off center, diagonally facing figure- the metaphor/hint of red-white-and-blue against ebony-

    Bravo !

  127. Mahogany

    April 10, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I LOVE this shot. Shots on this blog never disappoint – but this shot in particular is outstanding Scott!

  128. Afam

    April 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

  129. mi jeong kim

    April 14, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I envy the black skin!! when I saw this kind of person

  130. Christine

    April 18, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Beautiful woman and a wonderful shot!

  131. Noelle

    April 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Words escape me.


  132. Roco

    April 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    …She is so beautiful I can’t stand it.


  133. Karen

    April 25, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Wow!! I love anything vintage and pin-up and come here to look at the clothes… but wow is this young lady is gorgeous or what?! Megawatt smile, rock it girl!

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