Monday, June 30, 2008

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  1. greendressinDublin

    June 30, 2008 at 8:27 am

    a very smart woman: the color compliments her complexion, the silhouette and the length, everything is perfect. furthermore, her jewelry appears simple and understated. she looks beautiful, elegant and well in her skin. more sexy, happy women please!

  2. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 8:53 am

    The flow of her red dress is a Titian painting reinvented.

  3. MsSvelteNY

    June 30, 2008 at 9:03 am

    i am curious also, “anonymous” asked, how does it hang when you’re not moving. I suppose for the woman on the go that’s irrelevant otherwise, I’ve found a new love. Kris Van Assche.

  4. Claire

    June 30, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Great colour, great shot, but I actually think it’s spoiled by the shoes. They’re too dainty and delicate for this dress in both style and colour impact.

  5. t does wool

    June 30, 2008 at 9:09 am

    not really a dress that will sell well,do you think?

  6. AnonymousJK

    June 30, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Very juicy, it brings to mind clementines at Christmas!

  7. traveler one

    June 30, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Funny how certain colours can be so ‘out’ for years and years and then suddenly they’re beautiful once again. This is lovely, fresh and uplifting fashion and she wears it well.

  8. carrot

    June 30, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Interesting. Looks like a man’s shirt that got stretched out after a swim in the pool. Very 70s looking.

  9. Lynne

    June 30, 2008 at 10:26 am

    what a glorious image!

  10. Carolina Lange

    June 30, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Amazing photo! Gorgeous dress!

  11. Conor and Siobhan

    June 30, 2008 at 10:52 am

    She looks beautiful – very natural, relaxed and at ease. However I personally do not like the shoe with this shape. I think a chunkier heel and darker colour would balance the vibrancy and looseness of the dress in a much more pleasing manner.

  12. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 10:59 am

    love the dress, hate the shoes.

  13. ruby-crowned kinglette

    June 30, 2008 at 11:01 am

    i am with the others happy to see a woman who looks like she has had a good meal… and enjoyed it. it is about time.

  14. Victor

    June 30, 2008 at 11:10 am

    A WOMAN, pure sang, + love the dress and its color, great pic Scott !!!

  15. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Oh, my, OH MY! Smart to show the dress in action. Stunning!

  16. Iheartfashion

    June 30, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Stunning color!

  17. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 11:44 am

    her shoes are amazing! they remind me of Barbieshoes — but in a grown-up, ladylike way. so fun. she looks so happy.

  18. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Thank you Sart for showing a beautifully dressed woman who isn’t a stick figure. I’m always delighted to see more and more women being photograhed in fashion who are the normal average size. Her dress, shoes, hair, everything is so pretty in this shot.

  19. aviewaskew

    June 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    refreshing! smiling happy woman. you caught the moment perfectly sart…vibrant yet simple, brightly elegant…interesting.

  20. Lord Brummel

    June 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    what a nice smile, but the dress is a bit sacky

  21. angie

    June 30, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    reminds me of designer Modi Soondarotok of IDOM! beautiful color and movement.

  22. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    c l a s s

  23. stone

    June 30, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Woah! cool. I would like to see something bringing the look up to her absolutely stunning face. a flower in her hair would work divinely. The pink shoes are an inspired choice. She rocks orange, and not many women can.

  24. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    The woman and the color are beautiful — I wish the dress were slightly less loose, but not too much!

  25. KD

    June 30, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    I am craving fresh oranges right now! That color is positively fabulous. I love the movement in the photo! :-) This picture makes me happy.


    June 30, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Such a vibrant picture!

  27. Danielle

    June 30, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    thanks! it’s nice to see a real woman with a real figure…”

    Amen! Love that bold color, brave of her to choose and she wears it well. Those shoes are pure joy. she’s just glowing all over!

  28. style slicker

    June 30, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    beautiful flow of orange kaftan dress.

    Just started to read your archive from sept 2005…..

  29. Designer Bedding

    June 30, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    The dress is just lovely. Paula

  30. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Amazing look! Maybe if the ceinture were a tad higher?

  31. Eli

    June 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Sometimes I think that rather than people well dressed…you actually pick great pictures, with great light, in the right place and at the right moment…it’s not that much about fashion, but about amazing pictures…and the awesome way you can capture peoples’ expressions…. just wanted to say this. However, some of them really look stylish, what I also like. big kisses from BCN. Lyly

  32. froggy_grow

    June 30, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    this is just beautiful.

  33. Esther

    June 30, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    The first thing that struck me (besides the radiant colour) is her beautiful figure! Lovely! And she looks so happy and warm.

  34. Kat Walks

    June 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    whoa color! color! color!

  35. ina

    June 30, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Funky dress… great color!

  36. classact

    June 30, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Just glad to know you were at KVA

  37. Austin.Radcliffe

    June 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm


  38. Jonathan

    June 30, 2008 at 3:25 pm


    Orange is such an underrated color.

  39. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    a joy to behold and a great photo!

  40. lis

    June 30, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    She’s absolutely beautiful! The color is gorgeous next to her complexion and the fit is perfect for her figure. And I love the shoes!! Bravo!

  41. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Love the color! She looks fantastic in it and I love the way the fabric moves as she walks. I’m interested in how that dress looks when she’s standing still. I have a feeling it would look kind of shapeless and unflattering. Looks great though as long as she keeps moving.

  42. Dolphe

    June 30, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    She’s dressed in the color of a Dutch football fan. But Dutch football fans are not as elegant as this woman. And the shoes are fantastic!

  43. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    love it all! defying staid rules in the most inspiring way. who says curvier women shouldn’t wear diaphanous silhouettes or pair bright shoes with a bright dress! the loose bun is a lovely final touch.

  44. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    How refreshing to see a full-figured woman for a change. Love the kaftan, not a fan of the shoes. Some tan, gold or turquoise blue sandals would have been better.

  45. momo

    June 30, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Her smile is her greatest adornment!

  46. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    In response to the first post: I agree she looks lovely, but then why add that she’s a “real” woman with a “real” figure??? Because the thinner women shown here aren’t “real”?

    Perhaps you’re just having some fun, and I’m being a wet blanket– but I’ve noticed on more than one occasion where posters have (playfully?) bashed the “skinny” types when commenting on the more full-figured types.

    Anyway, she is lovely and glowing with such a radiant smile. The dress/kaftan only enhances her beautiful presence.


  47. NY 2 LA

    June 30, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    wow this is lovely .. i wish a lot of woman could pull this off

  48. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    gorgeous – everything!

  49. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    After seeing the original photo of this dress at the Kris Van Assche Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear Collection on, I agree with two sets of posters here: the “her curves elevate that dress” and “that dress might not look so great unless in motion”.

    Clearly the dress looks spectacular on this curvaceous woman. I would also like to see it at rest to see if it still looks and drapes as beautifully as it does in motion.

  50. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful color, beautiful photo, BEAUTIFUL woman but I’m confused about the fit of the dress. It seems unflattering and sack-like.

    With that smile she could be in a trash bag I suppose ;-)

    Boccioni’s Unique Forms of Continuity in Space anyone?

  51. Wilhelmina Hernandez

    June 30, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    That smile and that strut keep my first thought away from the word muumuu. She looks stunning!

    I love wearing dresses like this when it’s windy.

  52. rachel

    June 30, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I love that her smile and confidence are the only accessories she needs. she’s so radiant in that color and the dress requires such movement/energy that she must dance through each room!


    June 30, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    DYNAMITE color. stunning.


  54. Gigi

    June 30, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Love for Life, baby, Love for Life!

  55. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    As a size zero who thinks that women with flesh look much, much better than do we starved-looking types, I agree that this is BEAUTIFUL. Everything about this breathes comfort and joy. I absolutely love it and wish I could do it myself. It’s a colour I bought recently, though in a fitted sheath – great to see it in vogue, as with the bright yellows.

    • Martine

      January 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      We “starved looking types” Honestly? I love how thin, especially leggy women look in dresses like this. Its so sexy to see a woman with the confidence to loose the belt. I hope your self worth improves, trust me, no one feel bad about being slender unless their self worth is very low. Most women love being thin. I know everything looks better on me when I am thinner, and I fluctuate between a size 4 and a size 2.

  56. Grande Poobah

    June 30, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    she looks wonderful – but does the dress look as good when it’s not in motion? Whenever i try to wear something this voluminous it tends to look strange if I’m not moving (BTW I am a “real” woman with a very “real” figure!)

  57. Erin

    June 30, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I don’t know if anyone has said this but it reminds me of the painting Flaming June by Frederic Leighton. The radiant color represents the spirit inside. I think its fantastic

  58. Anonymous

    July 1, 2008 at 12:16 am

    The first thing I thought was, the Nike of Samothrace!

  59. Profoundly Superficial

    July 1, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Wonderful! But I would like to see her in a pair of more emphatic shoes… preferably in pillar-box red.

  60. Anonymous

    July 1, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Winged Victory!

    What a goddess.

    – desertwind

  61. monique

    July 1, 2008 at 4:05 am

    She’s beautiful and her smile is the only accessory she needs. I love the color of the dress and am also curious as to what it looks like when in repose. I would imagine that movement is it’s best friend.

    I’m small (thin and 5’4″) and know that I’d be swallowed up in so much fabric. She must be pretty tall.

    I also dig her shoes.

    As for her being a “real” woman….I don’t even know what that means but I do know that she’s gorgeous real or fake.

  62. color lili

    July 1, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Yes, Jussieu place – but the architecture is polemic…! Here I work all days (tower 45, graphic studio), I did not come to see (haven’t got invitation)

  63. tintin

    July 1, 2008 at 8:08 am

    She is beautiful in that refreshing way that says,”I’m not a model, designer, reporter or some other fashionista…although she may very well be.

    How did you get that orange in the background? Photo Shop?

  64. Anonymous

    July 1, 2008 at 10:10 am

    walking liberty

  65. landis smithers

    July 1, 2008 at 10:35 am

    now see, THAT is color done right. she’s LOVELY. and probably a size 6.

  66. Anonymous

    July 1, 2008 at 10:53 am

    She is stunning. And the dress and shoes are great too.

  67. Kanani

    July 1, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    She’s full figured, and this is a wonderful dress that has both movement and style. Love the color –what a refreshing break from the browns and blacks.

  68. STITCH

    July 1, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Love the construction orange.

  69. Anonymous

    July 1, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Count me in the group who finds it terribly offensive how everyone overflows with comments every time a so-called “real” woman is featured. Can’t we just keep the focus on the picture itself, and the woman in it, accepted as they are?

    This woman looks gorgeous, and it would never have crossed my mind to critique her weight if not for all the comments.

    And the anonymous poster who described size 0 as “starved looking” – Please. You’re not helping, just because you may be a starved looking size 0 doesn’t give you the right to insult others who may be a natural, healthy portion-eating size 0. Trust me, we exist.

  70. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 12:05 am

    this reminds me of the huge flowy dresses of lanvin spring rtw. only in shorter form. magical.

  71. Concordia Personal Shopper

    July 2, 2008 at 12:20 am

    It´s like a poem blowing in the wind!
    Great dress, amazing shoes, perfect hairstyle, suitable collar for her body shape. Anything else???

  72. sdg1844

    July 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    This is truly one of the most wondrous colors I’ve seen in sometime besides that electric Moroccan Blue. She has a lovely smile and looks great.

  73. K.B.

    July 2, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    I’m not fond of orange myself but this woman wears it well. The dress looks great in motion and suits her figure, but standing still? I’d like to see the same woman and same dress in different angles. Not with those pink flowery shoes, though.

  74. beth

    July 2, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    love her dimples and legs!

  75. Danielle

    July 3, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Awesome with a capital A+.

  76. Cerisa

    July 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    She looks amazing. Like a really sexy Buddhist monk.

  77. af

    July 10, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    it´s a real person.
    it’s a woman that is alive.

  78. bookyeti

    July 11, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    beautiful woman, and gorgeous color, but something a bit more fitting would be nicer …and the shoes? non.

  79. Anonymous

    July 14, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    love love love. she’s BEAUTIFUL. color fantastic. hair perfect. gorgeous smile. i want to be her. where’s she going? off to the museum? fabulous flight somewhere? oh, i love this shot. makes me care about her.

  80. Anonymous

    July 19, 2008 at 11:28 am

    The dress would be great as a beach coverup, but not on the street. It needs a belt or something to define the waist.

  81. m

    April 4, 2011 at 9:35 am

    That's such a beautiful bright color. If only she had cool earrings on that went with the shoes.


  82. coty

    July 7, 2011 at 7:22 am

    cool shoes

  83. Rocky Mantle

    May 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    She bears a resemblance to soprano Elza Van Den Heever before she got the scary haircut.

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