Sunday, October 2, 2011

On the Street….Before Rick Owens, Paris


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  1. LIZPR

    October 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

    OOO! Nice. The perfect dress to show off my back tattoos!!!! What a sexy, flirty dress. I’d have tied up my hair into a loose messy bun to show off the neck …… :)

  2. cmr4r

    October 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

    stunning. in my opinion, backs are the sexiest feature of a woman.

  3. Linda

    October 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Love the hint of someone else in front of her on the steps. Very gutsy to wear the ensemble … unless…. you have her gorgeous body!

  4. Nora

    October 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Flawless back and the nude dress and the drapes. Unbelievable!

  5. moreskinnydays

    October 2, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Wow. She must have people walking around her all days to see what’s on the other side. SPF 50?

  6. Elizabeth

    October 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    How beautiful her back is! I’d like to see the front side also))

  7. Elizabeth

    October 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

    How beautiful her back is!! I’d also like to see the front side

  8. Sheps

    October 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

    this is a beautiful dress, the colours are stunning in that sun light and the exposed back of the dress is gorgeous. Another stunning photo.

  9. Ulia

    October 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

    This is gorgeous

  10. Nurjk

    October 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

    How curious!, when I saw this picture I instantly thought of a Chilean painting called “the letter”

    Here ir the link:

  11. Bohemian Style

    October 2, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Love the pleats with the open back. So sexy!

  12. Jesús Escudero

    October 2, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Me gusta, :)

  13. Patricia

    October 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Beautiful :) Love the natural, not too ‘done’ hair etc, makes it more interesting

  14. Michelle

    October 2, 2011 at 10:51 am


  15. Miguel Ignacio

    October 2, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I´m a little bit curious about the front of the piece. Tha back is clean and smooth.

  16. This is too little too much

    October 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

    She has a great body. But this look looks too bare…..attention-grabbing, this is. That’s for sure.

  17. Dominika

    October 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

  18. comme fraiche

    October 2, 2011 at 10:57 am

    her skin and dress color are a perfect match

  19. Johanna

    October 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Love when dresses/tops have low backs, looks so classy and sleek and immediately makes a woman look amazing. In my blog I talk about Stockholm Style, something quite different from Parisian fashion but equally as unique:

  20. Farah

    October 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Brilliant as always, very edgy yet very romantic :)

  21. Name* Chantal Young

    October 2, 2011 at 11:14 am


  22. awaytodress

    October 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

    That is an incrediblle picture. Her dress is my favourite colour. I love the long skirt and the top with the sheer back. It took me a moment to realize that the black shoe behind her belongs to the man who’s sitting in front of her

  23. Nurjk

    October 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

    When I saw this pic I instantly thought in a Chilean painting titled “the letter”…

    Here is the link:

    Simply beautiful!

  24. Lauren

    October 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Stunning and ultra sexy. The hidden man in front of her adds a wonderful mystery to the shot.

    The Styleseer

  25. La Perle

    October 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

    What an incredible dress. PFW has been exceeding my expectations in so many good ways – it is as if a city that is already overflowing with life is now bursting with it. I am so inspired by everyone’s creativity and enthusiasm. I love it – here are some of my pics so far from the week:

  26. Jenni

    October 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

  27. Gaby Lang

    October 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Simply Perfection. (Canadian Vintage)

  28. Linda

    October 2, 2011 at 11:24 am

    human anatomy…….so beautiful……..

  29. sanmiguelense

    October 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

    This is fashion.
    Beautiful dress! Thank god she has no disfiguring tattoos.
    I love the brogue poking out from behind the skirt, that’s where the story is!

  30. lis

    October 2, 2011 at 11:27 am

    le dress: formidable! and such a nice back in it …

    best, lis

  31. lis

    October 2, 2011 at 11:28 am


  32. Gin

    October 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

    great skin tone! and she knows just how to work with it.

  33. Daly

    October 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Jesus, what a beautiful piece of back.:) Yes: “backs are the sexiest feature of a woman”.Oh, and she is wearing a…..

  34. Florian

    October 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Thats a weird ;picture.

    Whats wrong with you?

  35. Lylia's Diary

    October 2, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Oh my god, she’s amazing.

  36. lintmag

    October 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    would’ve loved to see another photo of the front of this!

  37. Yvonne

    October 2, 2011 at 11:42 am

    oh my i love this so so much. breathless!

  38. Lynda

    October 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Absolutely stunning. Its so chic and feminine.

  39. Esme Bolles

    October 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Holy moly. I think I just became a lesbian.

  40. sabrina

    October 2, 2011 at 11:55 am


  41. LizaChloe

    October 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

    To die for! Great color combo

  42. Whyzee

    October 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Wow! Keeps wondering what the front looks like. So chic and the dusty rose + gray combo is divine!!

  43. CarolinaPerezCuñarro

    October 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Totally agrre with cmr4r, the word is “stunning”. woman backs are really sexie, and the combination of the incredible dress and the light, really makes this pic worthy of a comment

  44. Anna of (Green Gable)

    October 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    only a model could get away with this dress!

    xo, Anna of (Green Gable)

  45. Becca

    October 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    who made this dresss? it’s ethereal

  46. Laura b.

    October 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    perfecto enfoque, me encanta

  47. market research report

    October 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I like this style, looks beautiful….


  48. Maria

    October 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Beautiful photo! Love how the light falls on the girl’s back n the lower part of her dress. It looks very sculpural…like a classical statue…and the steps like an ancient amphitheatre create a nice contrast. It looks very timeless! I love your blog, very inspiring:)

  49. Sara

    October 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    She is exquisite.

  50. Nikki

    October 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    oo oo pleats on a backless dress if so lovely. great color

  51. nicole

    October 2, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Beautiful! I’m dying to see the front!

  52. marilena

    October 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    i love this dress!gorgeus body and this pictures is amazing!

  53. Johnny

    October 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Magic moment capture by the lenses, just great!


  54. Giedre

    October 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Great! Neutral colors are coming back

  55. Marcela

    October 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I like that skirt, I am a skirt loving person. I do not have her courage, that is too much back showing. But I must admit that it works on her.

  56. Tonio

    October 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    The draping on her waist remids me a little bit to Haider Ackerman. Love that sporty trend.

  57. Nomadic D

    October 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    My god that is gorgeous!

  58. Meredith

    October 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    So elegant!

  59. Zak

    October 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I enjoy the sexiness of the skirt with exposed back but I wonder what the front is like. That would make it of break it.

  60. Clara Turbay

    October 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm


  61. c1ara

    October 2, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Whaooouuuu!! quel dos, quel style!!

  62. LocalCeleb

    October 2, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    She has the most perfect back for this dress, looks very elegant and romantic..

  63. Pvalshow

    October 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Amazing dress.. I love the light of this photo! =)

  64. Edoardo

    October 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I love this dress, its color and the shape its amazing…so right for Rick Owens!

  65. The Photodiarist

    October 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Oh man! You nailed this shot. Having just returned to NY from Paris Fashion Week and having seen your working environment and all of the photographers who attend these things, I admire your photos even more. It’s so difficult to nail a good clean shot that everyone else isn’t already taking!


    October 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    wow…great contrast between long skirt and nude back

  67. Blackwhitetaffy

    October 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm



  68. Lavinia V

    October 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Sexy lady! I love her dress, extraordinary capture!

  69. une chatte grise

    October 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Amazing how a bit of drapey grey fabric can elevate a look to damn near perfection.

  70. Opposite Lipstick

    October 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm

  71. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    October 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    WOW! I LOVE this photo! It’s so simple and sexy. I truly love it!


  72. B.

    October 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Love dresses with an open back like that, so pretty .
    curious to see the front of the dress aswel actually

  73. Jasmine Jazz

    October 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    This dress would definitely enhance the beauty of a woman figure.

  74. Marilyn

    October 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Oh my god! Wow!!!

  75. Nemee

    October 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    The pleats on the dress are perfect and the back is absolutely gorgeous. So stunning!

  76. nyrha

    October 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  77. pan juice

    October 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Stunning and elegant colors!
    wonder what the front looks like ..

  78. The Fancy Teacup

    October 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    She looks like a goddess! The exposed back detail is remarkable.

    ♥, Jamie

  79. Lim

    October 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Fabulously chic!

  80. LIZPR

    October 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Oh my god … I didn’t even notice the man’s shoe …. now THAT is really sexy.

    So much mystery.

    What does she look like?

    What does the front of the dress look like?

    And who is the man???

    And it’s not even a contrived, posed perfume ad – !

  81. MstrdavidPOP

    October 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    wow so demure but oh so stunning,


  82. Meredith

    October 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Wow. I’m loving the glamour of the long skirts these days. Would love to see the front of that top.

    - Meredith

  83. achmea

    October 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Is there any chance to see this dress from the front?..

  84. [email protected] ★

    October 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    gorgeous dress! gorgeous demure color!!
    xoxo ~ kristina


    October 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    this one is beautiful and unique.

  86. alex

    October 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    beautiful! is that stevie dance?

  87. Kaye Awatin

    October 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Love the back detail of her dress, stunning!

    Fashion Blogger

  88. francesca

    October 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    this is beautiful

  89. melissa

    October 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    She seems to short for the dress???
    Is that true or is it the angle of the photo?


  90. janie

    October 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I love this photo, especially the long skirt in combination with the naked back. I’d like to see it from the front… and is there a man sitting in front of her? :)

  91. Amanda

    October 2, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    There are few things more gorgeous than a gown with an open back. Beautiful photo.

  92. Hannah

    October 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Looks like Stevie Dance. Love her.

  93. Mani

    October 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Not many people could pull that off, but she does it so easily! She has an amazing back

  94. Amy @ Triangle Honeymoon

    October 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm


  95. annabella

    October 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Love the photo. The contrasts, the light, the shadows of them, her dress, the story, the mysterius writing on the letter,the timelessness. Her back. One could write a whole adventure/love story from this photo.

    Where I live, her hair, back shoulders and arms, belong to one of our long line of distance ocean faring, highly esteemed, Polynesian canoe paddlers. Women and men, who even today , navigate the seas in hand hewn outrigger canoes, solely by directions from the stars, to lands far from their island homeland.

    Perhaps she is meeting one last time before her journey with her colonial King, amongst the brick and mortar, of his Palace Kingdom. A private moment. He has entrusted her with a critical letter of secret code to deliver to an island chief, half way around the world, across treacherous seas. She may never arrive.

    Her audience with the King , her secret lover, is over. She is gazing toward the sea.

  96. CBC

    October 2, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    she wears it well….I wish she was flooting up the steps

  97. betty2dogs

    October 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    It’s really the little bit of blue that sings.

  98. Maria Emilia

    October 2, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    This is my favorite photo you have taken.

  99. Analyssa Benedict

    October 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm


  100. Ila

    October 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I like that look. Is that Jen Brill?

  101. Tori Thompson

    October 2, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Love the open back, I don’t even care what the front looks like :D

  102. izzi89

    October 3, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Very original dress!!
    Check out my blog:

  103. steve

    October 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

    The blouse…if you will…needn’t have the hoop and loop of a bra because this makes it look like a bra. Perhaps the scarf was used at shoulders to cover. As for the skirt, nah. Needs hem raised just off the floor.

  104. Christine

    October 3, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Sigh. I have had scoliosis all my life. Ugly twisted hunch back. I had surgery four months ago so there is an improvement, but will still only ever dream of being able to bare my back.

    This shot is beautiful and I love the drapery. She obviously has it all too, a perfect back. I have a sad. Sigh…

  105. Question.

    October 3, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Is this photo about the figure or about the composition? I lean toward the former.

  106. sarah

    October 3, 2011 at 2:27 am

    That is Stevie Dance. It looks hot in Paris!

  107. fox in the city

    October 3, 2011 at 2:34 am

    The man’s foot looks very odd sticking out like that, spoils the picture for me.

  108. vasilieva

    October 3, 2011 at 3:49 am

    absolutely stunning look, amazing details, love love love that shot

  109. Reem

    October 3, 2011 at 3:53 am

    fantastic!!! I would have loved to see the front as well though…

  110. Mandi

    October 3, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I love seeing your street shots. So many inspirational outfits that I’m not sure I would have the guts to wear but I absolutely love the looks.

  111. sharon

    October 3, 2011 at 4:54 am

    beautiful – loving the contrast of perfect to untamed mane. feels romantic sexy and summery – naughty yet great!

  112. Frances

    October 3, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Wow. It’s amazing! I want you. Frances


    October 3, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I love the endless skirts, light and romantic nude color but the contrast with the halter top was great!

  114. AMI

    October 3, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Really beautiful.

  115. Clementine

    October 3, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Fantastic dress, amazing photo, sexy girl, simple with attitude.


    October 3, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Oooh wow, such a beautiful, original dress!

  117. Charikleia

    October 3, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Everybody is wondering what the dress looks like in front. I think it shows a little bit too much, but aesthetically it’s nice.

    And yes, I agree with someone who wrote that this is a weird picture. I think we are experiencing a change in your style dear Sartorialist, you focus on different things than like 2 years ago. This is interesting and I am looking forward to see how this evolution shall keep on.

    Kisses from Greece!

  118. gina

    October 3, 2011 at 7:25 am

  119. antique engagement rings

    October 3, 2011 at 7:29 am

    What a gorgeous look.. so sexy!

  120. berenger

    October 3, 2011 at 7:44 am


  121. psh

    October 3, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Just want to make it as a sculpture. so beautiful!

  122. Martine

    October 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Gorgeous. Perfect photo, great outfit. And thankfully no patterns at all! If i never see another pattern again I ll be glad. I think they make me motion ill. This is far more beautiful and restful to look at.

  123. Mertxe Hernandez

    October 3, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Stunning ! The colors are beautiful.

  124. 350125GO

    October 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Two of the four sexiest things right here.
    Backs and a brunette.

  125. Odessa

    October 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Beautiful pictures of the most amasing dress!

  126. Ben

    October 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

    This is the most beautiful back I have ever seen. Sart, unbelievable photo!

  127. Johnny The Mule

    October 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Very nice picture and back. But, what’s with her posture?

  128. Style Dilettante

    October 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Wow. This photo illustrates beautifully why the nude back, sans tattoos, is so incredibly sensuous! I wonder if the man behind the “curtain” has as lovely a view???

  129. Carrie

    October 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    “i’m bringing sexy back…”

  130. Elena

    October 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Must see the FRONT!

  131. for elyse

    October 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Wow what a beautiful back, i dont even need to see her front side to know she is gorgeous. Wish she would model some of my stuff :P



    October 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    What a beautiful back! It’s so elegant… =)

  133. AMassimino

    October 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm


  134. emily

    October 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Stevie Dance looking beautiful!

  135. Urban Jungle Fashion

    October 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    The back is one of the sexiest features on a woman

  136. Sijal

    October 3, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I would love to see the front! Gorgeous, nonetheless.

  137. diamonds for less

    October 3, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    May we say fantastic!

  138. Cassandra

    October 4, 2011 at 9:55 am

    this silhouette is gorgeous! and the nude hues make this subtly sensual.

  139. Maca Abente

    October 4, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Does smbdy know who this dress is from? Designer?

  140. Alice Warren

    October 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Love this dress, the ease of the back is wonderful. I especially like the use of sheer fabric.

  141. Lorraine Daley

    October 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Gorgeous, elegant and minimal….perfection.

  142. Alice

    October 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    amazing.. sofisticated and sexy at the same time!!!

  143. Monicuzzi

    October 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm


  144. thanos

    October 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    all perfect photo except for the shoe …

  145. e

    October 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    the skirt is lover!

  146. karlie

    October 5, 2011 at 5:25 am

    now that is what you call a sexy back.


  147. Fashion Phantom

    October 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Stunning proportions. Love the palette as well.

  148. thefashionguitar

    October 6, 2011 at 10:03 am

    OMG this is just TOO pretty

    One of the most beautiful photos/looks I’ve seen these Fashion Weeks

    XO Charlotte

  149. Anne

    October 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    This is so gorgoeus! Beautiful dress

  150. Nafisa rachel William

    October 10, 2011 at 5:39 am

    The silhouette is perfect!

  151. nik

    October 10, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I<3 this dress! Amazing body!

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  153. judith

    October 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Ohh, sexy as hell !

  154. le blog de natacha steven

    February 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Good outfit! I really love your blog

  155. The Girl

    February 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful back and silhouette for a beautiful dress! So many thing rights about this picture.

  156. julian

    September 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Dreamy !

    The dress is to die for

  157. Ire23

    November 1, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Gorgeous! Love the pleats on her skirt and her natural hairstyle! It would be interesting to see how it looks from the front, but I guess this shot is about sensuality and mystery…

  158. Nike

    January 29, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    SAF. perfect.

  159. Joey

    August 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Love ladies with great backs and a good set of shoulders. And this dress perfectly showcases both. Very nice.

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