Tuesday, April 29, 2008

At Hyeres…..Louise, South of France


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  1. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 3:48 am


  2. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 4:00 am

    what a vision in color. just love the dress and the belt is a nice addition. bare feet relaxed, gorgeous!

  3. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 4:14 am


    she is so beautiful~!

  4. madameshawshank

    April 29, 2008 at 4:19 am

    A modern Cicely Mary Barker flower fairy…

  5. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 4:31 am

    she’s lovely, the dress is not.

  6. greeneyed-femme

    April 29, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Very dynamic, in motion.
    Great how her low slung belt duplicates the casualness of her loose hair.

  7. ronaldo

    April 29, 2008 at 4:39 am

    this is the girl of my dreams…..

  8. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 4:39 am


  9. Julia

    April 29, 2008 at 4:41 am

    Wow! You can hardly tell it´s her!

  10. Jayce

    April 29, 2008 at 4:43 am

    The way her dress is billowing in the wind, the bare feet with a touch of polish, the warmth of a secret garden (if only in my mind – It’s like she’s staring into my soul.
    Favourite photo yet.
    Pure brilliance.

  11. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 4:45 am

    What a magnificant composition!

  12. Bea

    April 29, 2008 at 4:57 am

    The beautiful light makes me wish I was there. She looks like an exotic fish. And she looks so free! :)

  13. Sean Santiago

    April 29, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Very evocative picture, although her expression belies the bohemian-romanticism of her dress!

  14. Diana

    April 29, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Have you ever thought about making a movie? Not a big one, just a short fantasy in sartorialist-style.
    E.g The Makeover of a Phoenix


  15. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 5:13 am

    She knows how to best combine the dress and the belt.

  16. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Garance Dore’ has more pictures of Louise, who is adorable.

  17. Stacy

    April 29, 2008 at 6:24 am

    it’s amazing how much magic a little bit of wind can bring to a photograph.

    great one.

  18. Caterina

    April 29, 2008 at 6:46 am

    This pic just makes me feel the soft wind, lets me smell the fresh flowers and the new green leafs on the trees.
    She looks pure and ethereal. Great dress, only the waistbelt avoids that she just flies away…

    She reminds me of an oleander bloom,
    or hibiscus…
    everyone who has been to the south of france in early spring knows what I mean.

  19. suzannemarques

    April 29, 2008 at 6:48 am

    beautiful dress. makes me want to go on vacation. or maybe if i had a dress like that, it could feel like i’m on one…

  20. Gabriela

    April 29, 2008 at 6:52 am

    A pastel pink path, little lights against that aquarella sky, the breeze of the sea, a beautiful misterious garden… Please Sart tell us more stories about Hyeres.

  21. Chris

    April 29, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Amazing idea to shoot with the sunlight behind her, it completely accentuates the etherial lightness of her dress, also the halo of the light in her hair, beautifully shot.

  22. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 11:06 am

    i love the light on your picture! Garance Doré took her picture as well here
    but i can totally understand why you both took her! she’s lovely

  23. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 7:20 am

    wow I love the bohemian look. it’s really big in Japan right now too. – Jenelle

  24. LavĂ­nea

    April 29, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Great photo!!!
    Wonderfull dress.

  25. Yi

    April 29, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Hey Sart,where did you take this picture?? Looks likethe garden of Eden. Breath-taking!

    I love that she’s barefoot..

  26. the quarter rat

    April 29, 2008 at 11:39 am

    It’s an updated Slim Aarons: a beautiful woman who belongs in this beautiful place. Heavenly. (I’m gonna have to see this Hyeres place for myself!)

  27. The Year in Pictures

    April 29, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Glad to see how nice the weather was at the Hyeres Photo Festival while we were freezing in New York! If anyone wants to read about last year’s winner of the photography competition, go to: http:theyearinpictures.net

  28. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 7:51 am

    It’s so funny that you and Garance Dore both have photos of Louise in the same outfit, twice! Garance Dore also had her in the gray socks and green (?) shoes and black dress outfit. I like this girl a lot–she’s just lovely.

  29. Katherine

    April 29, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Oh,my. Is there a renaissance fair in Hyeres this time of year?

  30. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Another great shot! Great light, wonderful framing. The transluscent skirt is fab.

  31. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Perfect outfit, perfect face lineament, perfect hair. I just love this girl. She looks adorable

  32. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    A Pre-Raphaelite painting come to life!

    The flowers, the bare feet, the sun coming through her dress, her expression…this whole composition is just beautiful.

  33. cassaundra

    April 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    French women are so beautiful – and they don’t even have to try!

  34. Plum

    April 29, 2008 at 9:06 am

    This is the girl in the mustard scarf who garnered lots of comments. I think it was in the Tuileries.

    Scott – how and why do you keep running into her?

  35. Style Slicker

    April 29, 2008 at 9:10 am

    enchanting……..a garden goddess. LOL


  36. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 9:27 am

    What a beautiful dress. The whole pic just makes me dream of france : )

  37. DC Celine

    April 29, 2008 at 9:27 am


  38. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 9:30 am

    These pictures from South of France are beautiful, artistic shots. The outfits however are plain and uninteresting to me.

  39. Danielle

    April 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    part of me can’t believe that the indian/hippie dress is back, mostly, because i come from a hippie community and grew up wearing such things.

    part of me is, also, very happy.

    i also saw this girl on garance dorĂ©’s blog. i’m glad to see her without those heavy black frames smothering her gorgeous face. i mean, i thought they were cute, but not fitting for what other things were going on, style wise. who am i to say, though, be free!

  40. Cheryl

    April 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

    the clothes and the people are fabulous from all of the latest photos but more than that- I wish I was there!!! The setting is gorgeous!

  41. cordelia

    April 29, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Ça fait rĂŞver… de printemps, de chaleur douce, de campagne et de souvenirs! Is there still a thing called south of France?… Bucolic and ethereal. Hopefully forever. Éternel.

  42. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    the print is a breath of fresh air, after such a long winter…

  43. Stephanie

    April 29, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Oh, Sart! These pictures from the South of France are magical. Hypnotic. They make me want to forget who I am and go to be whoever I would be if I were there. Louise is a vision from sheer imagination, and I don’t even want to say what imaginations spring up at the sight of Mr. Ackermann, there! Sheesh!

    These are people whose clothes seem to be as much a part of them as their own skins are, and it’s as if they’ve made pieces and refractions of that amazing light into something to wear! Thank you so much for posting these.

  44. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 10:12 am

    This is so springy!

  45. WondrousPilgrim

    April 29, 2008 at 10:16 am


  46. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 10:18 am

    What a contrast! So gentle! I like the almost transparency of her dress which melt with her jade like legs! Bravo!
    Thank you for setting the blog, you enliven my busy life!
    Milly from HONG KONG

  47. -h of candid cool

    April 29, 2008 at 10:25 am

    this is the best ive seen the boho/hippie look on the street.

  48. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, wow – I was in awe the moment I saw the photo, quite a breath of fresh air (in this stale office!). Everything is beautiful/perfect – the colors, the dress, the girl, and the lighting (the sourroundings and her dress) is exquisite. Anonymous at 4:00 am put it well “a vision in color”. My favorite photo of yours so far. Thank you!

  49. Dexter Obvious

    April 29, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I love her. And I love the feel of the photo. Your backgrounds always compliment your subjects so well.

  50. Miss Coryn

    April 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    So carefree and beautiful!

  51. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    did you ask her to take off her glasses? i’ve already seen her picture all over the blogs.


    for one.

  52. josefina

    April 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    great photo, great place!

  53. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    That light is phenomenal

  54. Sean Watson

    April 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    It has a French country feel. Her neck is stiff. Lovely model though. Great colors.

  55. Val

    April 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm


  56. this is so lovely! the light and colours. her dress makes a beautiful fan shape caught in the wind. this makes me think of summer and sun. thank you, it’s gorgeous.

  57. when everything else is au fait.

    April 29, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    i love the simplicity of this photograph + the rest of your ‘south of france’ shots. merci beaucoup!

  58. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Oui, oui, oui!

  59. M.D. Cameron

    April 29, 2008 at 8:59 pm


  60. MartinaWhimsy

    April 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    This woman is just the epitome of glamor and elegance without looking like she tried. Absolutely beautiful. Frankly, all the photos you’ve posted from the South of France have been out of this world. What a good batch!

  61. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Makes me excited for summer! But I’m sad to say I don’t like the dress so much. The picture is beautiful, though.

  62. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    It’s interesting to compare the photo of this girl here with the photo of her on garancedore. She looks so different! Here she looks so poetic and beautiful, on garancedore she looks so cute and quirky.
    I hope the boho look comes back – it’s so feminine.

  63. Laura

    April 29, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    love love love the dress- where can i find something similar?

  64. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Shes gorgeous! The dress isnt so much, but her natural beauty and her calmness and confidence makes up for it.

  65. pig_93

    April 30, 2008 at 2:40 am

    this is stunning she looks amazing. so simple and delicate.

  66. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 3:56 am

    Louise is lovely.
    Punky-b has more photos of Louise (and other people at Hyeres) on her blog.

  67. The Voracious Vegan

    April 30, 2008 at 4:03 am

    She is right out of a fairytale. Illuminating.

  68. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 4:27 am

    The hit for the summer 2008

  69. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 6:36 am

    i’m typically not fond of the bohemian style, but she is simply stunning. beautiful shot, sart.

  70. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Now here is one fine example where a cigarette would ruin the photograph. I’m sad to admit that, as most of the time, the addition of a cigarette is just another detail in the photo and the wardrobe. I believe it would take away from the purity and beauty of this shot, as its not necessarily a ‘fashion photo’. Excellent work.

  71. Kanani

    April 30, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Ah, thank you.
    I feel like I can breathe again.
    By the way, if you ever get a chance to shoot Maxine Hong Kingston –take it. She’s stunning.

  72. habitual

    April 30, 2008 at 11:50 am

    This would make for a perfect dyptich with your New Delhi at night photo….lovely.

  73. yours truly fel

    April 30, 2008 at 11:53 am

    lovely. i love how the sun peeks through the chiffon? dress. :)

  74. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    i want to be louise’s friend…

  75. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 3:25 pm


  76. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    C’est superbe!!

  77. Anonymous

    April 30, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    This photo has convinced me that I want to travel to the South of France and live there for as long as I can… Just Beautiful…

  78. Marie

    April 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    This is a stunning photograph. The lighting and movement create an other-worldly sense about image. It’s beautiful.

  79. Sarah

    April 30, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    oh my god, the first few times I saw this photograph I didn’t realize it was Louise! She has garnered quite the following, and now I completely understand.

  80. turquoisepassion

    April 30, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    ethereal and yet lively.

  81. citizen

    May 1, 2008 at 4:12 am

    I think barefoot and relaxed is by far her best look.

    Maybe it’s because I’m fond of frequently running about without shoes myself. :)

  82. jana

    May 1, 2008 at 5:18 am

    I do not love this dress. It’s appealing in a 70s Loulou de la Falaise – Yves Saint Laurent – Jacqui Getty – Marrakech – cloudy smoke mystic glamorous way, but it’s not very flattering for her, and she is quite beautiful. The bottom falls nicely on her, but the top is just wrong, I think.

  83. Anonymous

    May 1, 2008 at 6:05 am

    Touch of the Lady Di about this one

  84. Anonymous

    May 1, 2008 at 10:12 am

    wow ! so 70s !
    such a Flower Power face !

  85. Ithaa

    May 1, 2008 at 10:23 am


  86. metscan

    May 1, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    She looks like a fairy. Truely a nice ,comfortable dress to wear on a warm summer day/eve.

  87. Anonymous

    May 1, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Can I marry this girl and live with her in sout france – like forever?

  88. GiD

    May 1, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    south of france, portugal or anywhere else.

  89. May

    May 1, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    That is a beautiful dress on a beautiful woman. She looks so comfortable, carefree, and relaxed.

  90. AnastasiaC

    May 2, 2008 at 4:59 am

    bohemien beauty! beautiful light…

  91. Anonymous

    May 2, 2008 at 7:46 am

    I have always been a big fan of summer dress with beautiful prints such as Indonesian batik prints, African tribal prints, Animal prints, etc.

    The girl looks so angelic and the dress just perfect!


  92. wonting

    May 2, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I want her dress!!! Great picture, as always!

  93. cigalechanta

    May 2, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Is Louise a friend who joined you there? Anyway, she is lovely, unique and want to know what work she does.
    You really captured Provence.Did you take a photo at the castle ruins?

  94. www.modette.se/missGeisha/blogg

    May 2, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    lovely pic!

  95. Inconnue

    May 3, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Beautiful background. I love the lighting and the way the sun radiates through the sheer fabric of her dress… but, is her left arm a tad shorter than the other? what is going on there?

  96. tomassocroccante

    May 3, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Completely reminiscent of St Laurent’s peasant looks.

  97. Anonymous

    May 4, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    wow, she’s really beautiful, and the picture too!

  98. Julie Irene

    May 4, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    This is bohemian chic done right. Brilliant, and not over-accessorized.

  99. Pratishtha Durga

    May 5, 2008 at 1:51 am

    What a beautiful woman! What a beautiful picture! You are leaving behind a legacy of beautiful images. In the past year or so, you have captured such lovely moments… and made so many people happy!

  100. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 5:49 am

    stunning…just stunning

  101. Vinny

    May 5, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I am in love with this dress. Very gypsy and free-spirited! This look has a very Stevie Nicks-y vibe to it with a hint of Woodstock.

  102. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Wow, so floaty and natural.

  103. WendyB

    May 7, 2008 at 1:35 am


  104. Lalalaura

    May 7, 2008 at 10:13 am

    the light is great, she looks like some kind of a fairy.
    i absolutely love that dress, she’s so damn french.

  105. Om MoD

    May 12, 2008 at 6:31 am

    she looks like a model walking the runway


    May 17, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    So fresh looking!!! lovely color and the fabric looks like is very comfy!!!

  107. Energie in divenire

    October 2, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    che meraviglia!


  108. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    wow, so pre-raph – this girl could be ophelia or the lady of shalot!

  109. fashion mode

    February 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    j’adore tes gouts!

  110. Natacha Steven

    April 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    love those t-shirt!

  111. Tunet Jordaan

    May 29, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Is that Miss Pandora without glasses?

  112. Anne

    October 1, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Bonjour Scott,
    I love this picture of Louise, she is touching and adorable (I follow with great attention the blog and it’s fun to come across a photograph of her so young).
    Bonne continuation :)

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