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  1. Brandon

    August 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    What a beautiful photograph, Scott. I would hang that in my house in a second.

  2. Rebecca

    August 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    what a beautiful woman


    August 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    stunning eyes, love the jet black

  4. Joe

    August 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Simple and beautiful.

  5. shervin nassi

    August 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    your photography just gains more and more depth! loving the new feel of this blog!! 4 vintage street fashion

  6. Kacie

    August 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    WOW What a stunning portrait. Her skintone is gorgeous and I love the androgyny of her look. Lovely light and depth of field as well.


  7. Alice Olive

    August 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    The light here is absolutely beautiful.


    August 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I love her makeup! It looks like she has a rather thick layer of eyeliner, but only veeery little mascara.. Beautiful.

  9. Rosa

    August 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Looking gorgeous with almost no makeup


    My Stylish Little Secret

  10. Erica

    August 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I love the portrait style photographs as of late. She’s beautiful.

  11. Debra

    August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Absolutely stunning image! Her eyes look like you captured her soul.

  12. DaylightbyK

    August 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Nice picture.

    Today I read in the annabelle about you and Garance, of course I had to search your Blog in the Internet. Wow, I just can say. Very very cool. I like it. =)

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  13. Mei

    August 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Dont know whether I fell in love with this ‘woman’ or the picture. Whoaaa! :)

  14. Martine

    August 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Very lovely portrait. I think Scott is getting even better at those. Interesting to see how much better people seem to look with no(or very little)make up.
    I wanted to say; Thank you Sartorialist for getting me through the heat wave. If not for this blog I would have been wearing a pillow case(with a hole for arms and neck) and flip flops for the last two months. I usually can’t dress worth a spit in very warm weather. But armed with these examples, I made it through, and even had fun.

  15. For the Love of...

    August 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    This is all about the warm tone of her skin!

  16. mon sac by me

    August 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    OMG ! a beauty !!

  17. Petra

    August 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    what a perfect composition…
    thank you!

  18. Christine

    August 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Been following your blog for a while now and this photograph led me to make my first comment. I’ve admired your eye, and this photograph is stunning.

  19. George Simms

    August 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Wow! This is stunning! Lovely DoF! The catchlights in her eyes are great!

  20. Dimitra

    August 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I love your portraits. this is amazing.

  21. Alexandra

    August 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Just simply beautiful!!!


  22. Mileide

    August 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Amazing photo!!

  23. thefashionguitar

    August 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm


    XO Charlotte

  24. prutha

    August 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

  25. Jessie James

    August 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    On the Street.. Aino , Stockholm has us wishing we looked that beautiful without make up on.

  26. Bohemian Design

    August 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

  27. Judith Ross

    August 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I love this series of portraits. Most of them are wearing little or no make up and are dressed simply. These portraits showcase their beautiful faces and striking hair. How do you say ‘bravo’ in Swedish?

  28. Victoria

    August 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    With so much emphasis on a heavy eyebrow, nice to see how something more natural can still frame the face.

  29. Holly

    August 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I am loving this series of portraits- they are all beautiful!

  30. msim

    August 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    This blog is really unique. It’s about style more than fashion.
    Yours is one of the few to feature tons a dark-haired women, and plenty with short hair.
    A lot of your portraits have self-assurance and strength. That’s truly hot. I know beauty is not bought at a cosmetics counter but I do enjoy a fashion blog that knows it too.
    This could hang in any art gallery.

  31. Lauren

    August 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Stunning! I’m really enjoying the portraits you’re posting lately.

    The Styleseer

  32. monkeyshines

    August 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm



  33. anonymous

    August 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I think it is the humanity in her face that stands out for me. Her warmth and kindness.

  34. Bernadette Green

    August 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Dear Scott,
    More fabulous portraits from the North; very beautiful…looks like the light and the beautiful people you encountered on this trip are a magic combination with you and your camera.
    Noticed you are WordPressing things now…good work; site looks great.
    Regards, Bernadette

  35. La Petite Marmoset

    August 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I love this! Great shot :)
    La Petite Marmoset

  36. Beverly

    August 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    She looks like my mom! Awesome picture!

  37. lindayoga

    August 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Her eyes say a thousand words to me. I can tell she has had a very interesting life.
    Very lovely photo!

  38. ms jane

    August 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    She proves that less is more. Beautiful smiling eyes.

  39. Macky Mina

    August 16, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Absolutely sublime photograph! And what I would give to wear my hair the way she does…but my bone structure just wouldn’t let me! :D Btw, the site’s new design is super efficient. Love it.

  40. kai

    August 16, 2011 at 6:59 am

    She’s Aino Jawo of Icona Pop. Gorgeous.

  41. annabella

    August 16, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Shut the front door!

    Aino, Blanca, Bianca. Similar simple open necklines, same blurred areca palm or studio background. same soulful eye contact. All intimate, moving , stunningly beautiful portraits.

  42. Portrayed

    August 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Love all in this pictures, I say no more

  43. raw

    August 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    what a sublime woman

  44. Anthony Genna

    August 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I love that we can see you standing amid the rooftops behind you right in the middle of both of her eyes. This photo is like a Russian doll, with more to reveal under every layer.

  45. debbie

    August 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Very pretty lady.

  46. Cinched

    August 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    talk about good hair…

  47. Astrid

    August 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Beautiful woman, beautiful picture!
    I think I have seen her before in Stockholm!!! Does she work for handbag brand Milli Millu??

  48. Angela

    August 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Beautiful and haunting!

  49. Beverly

    August 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    So beautiful.

  50. MaTTheW

    August 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    cool & elegant!!! beautiful…

  51. Tour d'ivoire

    August 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    In a word: WOW. Beautiful woman, great haircut, what a picture! I want to print the series of three wonderful portraits as a triptych.

  52. tan

    August 16, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    k bella

  53. cook

    August 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    oh heres a nice accessory we can all wear………. absolutely FLAWLESS SKIN

  54. Primetime

    August 17, 2011 at 12:10 am

    She looks so like my wife it’s uncanny. Her beauty inspires me.

  55. art deco engagement rings

    August 17, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I love her in blue.. fantastic photo!

  56. Mia

    August 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I’m so loving this series of portraits! These girls are truly beautiful and so simple…

    I’m thinking about printing them and hang them in my bedroom! They’re so inspiring!

  57. David Claessen

    August 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm


  58. Evgy

    August 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    really so sweet & beautifull/

  59. Cassandra

    August 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Everyone needs to cut their hair short at some point. It’s absolutely necessary and so fresh!

  60. Allison

    August 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I saw this woman on the tube in London a few months ago and couldn’t stop looking at her, she is absolutely stunning!So nice to see her here!

  61. SB

    August 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    The hair, no makeup save for the eyeliner – simplicity at it’s best. The androgynous quality of the look, and the woman herself, just makes it more beautiful.

  62. marysia

    August 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    amazing capture! frame that one for your gallery:)

  63. Malka

    August 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    She is simply and perfectly gorgeous. I wish more American women would choose their natural beauty rather than make themselves wrong by “fixing” themselves!

  64. charlie

    August 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    A face everybody could fall in love with

  65. Catherine

    August 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Such a beautiful portrait. Love.

  66. Charlotte

    August 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Oh that’s Aino from Icona Pop, an amazing new band from Sweden. Love their music and style..

  67. Demetric wheeler

    August 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Been following you for years… This has quickly become one of my favorites

  68. ANGELA

    August 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Bravo por ella!! Re-linda.

  69. Chianna Anderson

    August 26, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Would have been better if we can check out her style. But I must agree that shot is good.

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  70. La Feem

    August 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    This shot is gorgeous!

  71. Name*

    September 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    What A GREAT hairstyle !!!!!!

  72. Theresa

    October 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    simplicity at its best!

  73. julian

    September 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Wonderful portrait

    Really faultless

    Whats the ethnicity of this rather beautiful lady ?

    • B

      April 2, 2013 at 5:50 am

      Her father is from Gambia and her mother is from Finland.

  74. fsws

    January 30, 2013 at 3:31 am

    I think her ethnicity is probably half Gambian (african) and half Japanese. Because Jawo is apparently a Gambian surname, but she definitely also looks asian and specifically Japanese.

  75. F

    March 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Her father is African and her mother is from Finland, and her parents met in Sweden (where she was born).

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