I love how girls in Rimini wear makeup and jewelry in the pool or at the beach without a second thought.


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  1. Sherion

    July 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Love the sharpness of this pic and that beautiful texture captured in the water

  2. Dan

    July 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

    She looks incredible, great picture!

  3. Yvespink

    July 22, 2014 at 9:54 am

    She looks so stunning, love the accessories

  4. WOWS

    July 22, 2014 at 9:57 am

    That smile is full of energy!

    Kisses from http://www.withorwithoutshoes.com

  5. lindy702

    July 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Retro fabulous…great shot!

  6. Aqeel Fikree

    July 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Style at all times.

  7. The Guilty Hyena

    July 22, 2014 at 10:08 am

    All HAIL Water Proof Makeup! :)

  8. Carola

    July 22, 2014 at 10:15 am

    wow! beautiful smile , cool capture! :)

    Pursesinthekitchen.com !

  9. LesFleurs

    July 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    You mean those women actually get into the pool when they’re at the pool?
    Molto interessante.

    • jett

      July 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      I doubt they really do, no way.

      • LesFleurs

        July 23, 2014 at 5:55 am

        Do you think she tripped and fell?

    • Martine

      July 23, 2014 at 2:09 am

      Obviously some do. Its not like water ruins anything, you know. Just makes your skin glisten. Even most make up is fairly waterproof now.
      Now if they started doing serious laps, I would be surprised.

    • robert c harvey

      July 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      Great style! It doesn’t have to end at the water’s edge!Personally I would like to see more americans that took the time to at least care somewhat about how they appear in public.

  10. Gap

    July 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Simply stunning!!
    XOX, Gap.

  11. Mira

    July 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Wow pure bliss. I would’t wear my jewelry in the pool but I have to admit it looks great.

    xx Mira


  12. Karen

    July 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I agree, seems so playful and carefree life there for sure. Great picture! Love the colors, especially her swimsuit!

  13. The Minx

    July 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

    yes!! I totally support the jewelry in the pool endeavor. she’s beautiful.

  14. Sarah

    July 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Mesmerizing photo! Beautifully done.


  15. Laura

    July 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

    i like the necklace! and very well done eyebrows

  16. Noemi

    July 22, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Hoop earrings, heavy chain necklace, lipstick (probably)… you were around… probably, and I want to stress probably, they knew you were around there with your camera.

  17. Antonio

    July 22, 2014 at 11:07 am

    very nice foto… follow me in my blog!!!

  18. Liz

    July 22, 2014 at 11:12 am

    such a great shot


  19. Peppermint Dolly

    July 22, 2014 at 11:25 am

  20. Chael

    July 22, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Very 80ies. Still, I feel uncomfortable, because there seems to be certain pressure to wear make up every second of your life …


    • Sara

      July 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Yes, this picture is funny, but she looks weighed down by the make up & heavy jewelry to me, and also like she thinks of herself as being in a fashion ad. It’s a bit weird.

  21. Nico

    July 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Def a great shot!

    lb-lc Fashion blog

  22. Darrell

    July 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    If she only had a cigarette, the picture would be perfect!

    • tallulah

      July 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      . ……. would it not go soggy?

      • James W

        July 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

        I think that may have been a joke based on another recent post?

        • Darrell

          July 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm

          Based on every post where a cigarette can be seen . . .

  23. Sarah

    July 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm


  24. garnet

    July 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Jewellery paired with swimwear applies to Latina women in general. See JLo’s picswith Leah Remini posted to Instagram recently- she’s practically “bathed” in gold!

  25. PayLess4Brands

    July 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    The picture is very, very nice. Although, when I look at these kind of pictures I always ask myself- how many of us really go to the beach/pool with lots of jewelry?http://www.payless4brands.com

  26. Shana

    July 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I love this glamorous look. Too bad I don’t have the brows and the waterproof make up to try it myself.

  27. Laura

    July 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm



  28. Rocky Mantle

    July 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    C’mon, you can’t tell me this isn’t staged. :)

    • The Sartorialist

      July 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      this isn’t staged, it is my life. We were hanging out at the pool together with some of my other friends from Rimini. You know I do have friends, right?

      • James W

        July 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm

        Though it could be argued that whenever a camera (or a well-known photographer) enters the picture, it changes things. You may attract those rare people who wear make-up in the pool. Or she may have decided to wear make-up and jewelry because she knew it would make for a great photo.

        • Joesephine

          July 23, 2014 at 2:13 am

          I know plenty of people who wear make up to the beach. And plenty of pools where people generally just chill, and dress up, and don’t do much more then splash around. Seriously, its not like he went to the YMCA, and a woman in make up got in the pool, and started to do laps of the crawl while wearing make up and jewelry. Its a bunch of people getting together at the pool to socialize. get over it.

      • Lola

        July 29, 2014 at 4:13 am

        I am sorry to intervene, but I really think this reply was unnecessarily harsh. I, for, once, think that Rocky Mantle might have thought that you were hanging somewhere fancy (with friends), where maybe a photo shoot was taking place… Just a thought.

  29. Tonia Rose

    July 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Great shot! I love this picture- it really sums up how to look gorgeous whilst being happy in summer. Not a fan of the necklace when swimming, but it is a beautiful piece. The whole pic seems to be bathed in gold :) <3


    • Big M

      July 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      If her necklace is real gold, I can’t understand why she hasn’t sunk to the bottom of the pool from the weight!

  30. jaj

    July 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Gorgeous teeth.. gorgeous smile.. gorgeous face!

  31. CC

    July 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The colors, her necklace, the composition…reminds me of a Versace ad from the 90s! So amazing.


  32. JB

    July 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Gorgeous shot, but there’s no way in hell I would ever wear makeup or jewelry to the pool/ beach! No matter how effortless any woman makes it look, makeup takes time and attention to maintain. No lipstick in the world can withstand a swim, snorkle, and 30 minutes of smacking around a volleyball. The male equivalent is a guy covered in suntan oil. That deep golden brown looks nice, but he doesn’t seem like much fun at the beach ;)

  33. Eva

    July 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  34. justray

    July 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Great shot. She bathes in beauty.

  35. tallulah

    July 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Oh, how stupid this looks. Must surely be a publicity shot and not caught in the moment. Anyway – her ‘jewels’ will turn green!

  36. Erospoli

    July 22, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Sprezzatura – so skillfully captured in this perfect photo. God, I love Italy!

  37. The slow pace

    July 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    What a beautiful joyful shot!

  38. Suzanne Nelson

    July 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Great shot – brings back lovely memories, that look is so typical of what beautiful European ladies do, I miss my homeland! :D

  39. ash

    July 22, 2014 at 8:58 pm


  40. talktomyshoes

    July 22, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    So why don’t the rest of us wear jewelry in the pool? Love it and well done!!

  41. Clotilde

    July 23, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I don’t like those jewels, just a question of personal taste. But I am sure the make up is not a “made up” thing for the photograph. A lot of women in France do wear make up at the pool, even when swimming many laps! I do (it has to be waterproof of course…)

    I think it’s ok to wear make up whenever you like it, even when it may seem inappropriate to some.
    I am running long distance races and a friend of mine, who will turn 60 very soon, is a very serious runner, and she ALWAYS wear make up and bright red lipstick, even on a night race, even on a mountain race lasting for hours, sometimes days. I think she just looks beautiful, even if she is not a “classical beauty”. And besides that, she runs very fast, often ending on the “box” at the finish line!

  42. Martine

    July 23, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Thats an amazing picture. the brightness of the water, her make up, her expression. What a catch.

  43. Kathy

    July 23, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Brilliant photo! it’s so clear. I am going to visit rimini sometime

  44. Kathy

    July 23, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Brilliant photo- great clarity. I would love to visit Rimini

  45. M.

    July 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I love a good dive, and you could not possibly do it wearing jewellry. Nor could I swim any length comfortably dragging chains with me. And imagine if sand got in between you and the necklace. I, myself, prefer a more natural life.

    But fine for a glamorous dip in the pool to cool off.

  46. Salome

    July 23, 2014 at 10:20 am

    all their jewellery is gold so it wont fade, that’s why!

  47. Nicola

    July 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    To be fair if you look at her properly makeup wise she is actually just wearing bright lipstick. I go to the Liguria and the women look really glamorous on the beach there too and a lot wear makeup and jewellery. I guess it depends on the place and whether or not it is the norm there.

  48. Mary

    July 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Fabulous photo!!! Seems like a good place to scavenge for fallen jewelry!

  49. Anonymous

    July 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I think she looks beautiful. Italian women wear more jewelry than North American ones, and it looks great.

  50. Stella

    July 24, 2014 at 5:19 am

    This is a beautiful photo, but what really makes it for me is not her makeup or jewelry, but her smile.

  51. Priscilla Joy

    July 24, 2014 at 10:22 am

    What an amazing shot
    Priscilla Joy

  52. Jane

    July 24, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Love this! Italians know how to enjoy summer– this reminds me of all the little nut-brown italian children splashing in the waves in the beaches near Rome. Beautiful.

  53. Chritina

    July 24, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    So great and amazing shot of you, that’s why I love your post!

  54. sandyy

    July 25, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Perfect necklace and earrings and fushia lipstick, this girl just illuminates the swimming pool …


  55. Luisa

    July 26, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Gorgeous photography Sartorialist! Stunning capture of a summer Dolce Vita and all those colours are just beautiful together.

  56. sally G

    July 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

    the person in this picture looks more like a woman rather than a girl.

  57. Brown

    July 28, 2014 at 10:30 am

    This is one of my favourite shots from you Scott. I can imagine a thousand scenarios when I look at this picture. It takes me places. It makes my mind travel. And for this, I tip my imaginary hat to you, monsieur le photographe.

  58. Tugce

    July 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    That jewelry suits her well, also suits the moment, her beauty, sun, joy, laughter… Her makeup is fantastic. Great shot.

  59. kasia

    August 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    why is girls wearing wear makeup and jewelry in a pool or at the beach something to love? i think you have weird thoughts about women.

  60. kasia

    August 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    why is girls wearing makeup and jewelry in a pool or at the beach something to love? i think you have strange ideas about women and what is to be admired about women.

  61. Anna

    August 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

    And what’s there to love? Should we dress up for mountain trips or daily runs as well? The picture is beautiful. I have a problem with comprehending the comment, though.

  62. Samantha

    August 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Oh no, beautiful colours to look at, oh no, a photograph that reminds us of warmth and Summer memories, oh no, retro jewellery that inspires, oh no, someone playing dress ups or not and being able to do it in water to let us fantasise or inspire us to play around more… Oh no we couldn’t possibly just enjoy these could we…

  63. Samantha

    August 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Oh no! Beautiful colours that we enjoy looking at.
    Oh no! Retro jewellery that inspires us.
    Oh no! Scenery, that reminds us of warmth and amazing Summers.
    Oh my gosh!! People dressing up and feeling fabulous poolside.
    Oh no!! People creating glamorous moments not everyone gets to see enough off these days
    Oh no… we couldn’t possibly just sit back and enjoy the boldness of this photo, seriously just enjoy, flick through Poolside with Slim Aarons and try not enjoy the glamour, make up or no make up, jewellery or no jewellery, So much more fun to see boldness even if its not your thing

  64. Christine

    August 7, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Beautiful shot, love the decadence and joie de vivre.

  65. V.B.

    August 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I am italian and i always wear makeup at the pool or at the beach, so, nothing strange, even if its not what most women do

  66. Jo

    September 2, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Yes, she looks very beautiful. But while reading your comment I could not help thinking that if you put next to her a natural beauty, with no make up, no accessories, she would definitely overshadow her. All that glisters is not gold, and a flower will always look more inviting and charming than a golden necklace.

  67. Pily

    October 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Loving statement jewelry and scenery!

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