Thursday, March 5, 2009

On the Street……Black & Blue, Milano


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  1. Maya

    March 5, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    She looks like Jane Joplin…

  2. Elle

    March 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    dear Sart, please give us back the old format! I really miss the bigger size close-ups… the current size just doesn’t satisfy.

  3. B

    March 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful portrait, and great sense of style.

  4. S R T

    March 5, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    What a beautiful face, what a marvellous shade of blue

  5. Milk It Honey

    March 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    thats funny, i was gonna say alanis morissette

  6. Noora Yue

    March 5, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    the light adjustment on the picture is wonderful!

  7. princess glee

    March 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Wow nearly dreaded hair!
    Wow soulful eyes!
    Wow flawless skin!
    Wow perfect brows!
    Wow those cheekbones!
    Wow bee-stung lips!
    Oh, the navy trench, the black fedora and the great lighting, I’m sure contribute to the wow factor.

  8. Olvido

    March 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    It’s so beautiful, colour blue the new black

  9. fashionextravaganza

    March 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    My darling dear you look absolutely stunning bravo i love the pictures and the visual contrasts style great styling.

  10. rickshawdiaries

    March 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful, stylish woman & stunning blue – and hurah for real beauty, crinkly eyes & all!

  11. -h

    March 5, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    im so glad you put the larger version up here, this is one of my favorites

  12. monique

    March 5, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    This woman is breathlessly beautiful.

    And you do her justice, Sart. Great shot.

  13. emmet

    March 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Love the trench coat and the hat…she must be thinking the world is going to be under her control, i guess!?

  14. Troy N.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    whatever happened to midnight blue..

  15. Zara

    March 5, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Incredible color, incredible clothes!

  16. indigo warrior

    March 5, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I really love these women with their hats. They almost always seem to be men’s hats, which makes me a bit sad. I wish we women could find good hats. I also wish American women would take to hats again. It’s been what … forty five years?


  17. Brigadeiro

    March 5, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Love this close-up picture, you can see the richness of the colour, the textures, gorgeous!

  18. Hannah

    March 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    She’s ravishing, and I want to ravish that cobalt coat!

  19. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    this photo so deep I smell her ; Patchouli !

  20. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Simply a stunning portrait. The color saturation and lighting are gorgeous.

  21. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    So elvish looking!

  22. JFK Jean

    March 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    My jacket looks just like her, except mine is a deeper navy but hers looks great either way

  23. E

    March 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Such a gorgeous photo.

  24. Zarna

    March 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    beautiful trench!

    i just added this blog to my favs list…its wonderful!


  25. Red

    March 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm


  26. Vesper de Vil

    March 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    She’s gorgeous!

  27. EJ

    March 5, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    she looks like a character from lord of the rings

  28. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Blue. Glorious Blue!
    If I met her at a dinner party, I’ll be tongue tied for at least 5 seconds. THIS is a woman!

    Forca Barca!

  29. Bella Valentina Photography

    March 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    She’s so beautiful!

  30. A. Alrura

    March 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm


  31. Shannon

    March 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    If only we saw more images like this in the media… such captivating eyes.

  32. Stephanie

    March 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I really love this photo. The composition and light are just lovely. You probably get this question a million times, but what camera/lens did you use here? Thanks!

  33. Jacob

    March 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    this isnt very interesting clothing wise. however her expression is beautiful.

  34. LettertoJane

    March 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Great, great, great jacket!

  35. le sophistiqué

    March 5, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Her hair is beautiful. She has what looks like dreads with a modern twist. And that coat, the shade of blue is very eye catching.

  36. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 11:03 pm


  37. J U L I O

    March 5, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Great photo, and her hair is really great: reminds me of Galadriel from Lord of the Rings.

    And I have to agree with “Elle”.

  38. The Burlap Smack

    March 5, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    this is a great portrait–and what a nice color!

  39. diane

    March 5, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Nice portrait :)

  40. Bex

    March 6, 2009 at 12:35 am

    What a gorgeous blue color!

  41. zucotto

    March 6, 2009 at 12:39 am

    A pristine photograph, my congratulations.

  42. travelbug

    March 6, 2009 at 1:26 am


  43. catherine

    March 6, 2009 at 2:00 am

    good job, it’s art

  44. catherine

    March 6, 2009 at 2:02 am

    she is great, the color of the trench/jacket is amazing

  45. Jack Daniel

    March 6, 2009 at 3:57 am

    My two favorite colors of all time.

  46. Teresa

    March 6, 2009 at 4:36 am

    She has really beautiful eyes.

  47. indie

    March 6, 2009 at 5:51 am

    I find this breathtaking.

  48. Petulia

    March 6, 2009 at 6:00 am

    all the latest pics are so beautiful and real. thank you!

  49. Lucky

    March 6, 2009 at 6:08 am

    the colour of the trench is simply amazing, along with the simple yet quirky ‘dread’ look of her hair…. reminds me of Alanis


    March 6, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Love her coat (beautiful colour) and hat but I don’t think her hair quite works in that style. Takes away from her amazing facial bone structure.

  51. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Incredible cheekbones. A Native American princess, moved to Milan as a first step in changing the world’s definition of true beauty?

  52. Dominica

    March 6, 2009 at 7:42 am

    @ Sart ; I have to agree with Elle…you see much more detail on the bigger size close-ups…

    As for this image :
    How lovely a combo of black and blue can be ….am a GREAT fan of bl/bl combo’s myself…

  53. Dominica

    March 6, 2009 at 7:44 am

    She looks more like Alanis Morisette but with a touch of Monica Bellucci…(she has lovely pouty lips)

  54. Leopold Gloom

    March 6, 2009 at 8:04 am

    She’s so beautiful. My god.

  55. LivingGolden

    March 6, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I know this blog is about the clothes, but that is one incredible piece of photography. I’m undone.

  56. Lady Lala

    March 6, 2009 at 8:46 am

    incredible colours! this is a really good shoot!

  57. Un Monito

    March 6, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Great photograph Scott – love the use of background with her trench and her thoughtful eyes. Killer chapeau too!

  58. Salóme

    March 6, 2009 at 9:28 am

    That lighting..
    I can’t believe it’s just plain “on the street” lighting.

  59. RW

    March 6, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I love this photo! The lighting is great with just enough separation between her blue coat and the black background.

  60. Matéo

    March 6, 2009 at 9:44 am


  61. melkur

    March 6, 2009 at 10:16 am

    this reminds me of leonard cohen’s “famous blue raincoat”

  62. lauren baluyo

    March 6, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I find her to be quite a natural beauty…something about those eyes and fair skin. And the lighting here is truly amazing as well. Hot photo!

  63. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 11:05 am

    And she would look so much better with clean hair . . .

  64. Kai

    March 6, 2009 at 11:08 am

    What a beautiful blue that coat is!

  65. Mela

    March 6, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Camilla?!? C’avrei scommesso…
    Lo stile non ti è mai mancato.

  66. pretty kitty publishing

    March 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I wish more of us would allow our natural beauty to blossom as this woman so elegantly does …

  67. CW

    March 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    The coat and hat complement each other. Her pose hides her blouse and whatever else she is wearing.

  68. thebelljarbird

    March 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    a true study of beauty…especially the eyes. the smile lines about her eyes make me swoon.

  69. Michelle

    March 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Is that Fionna Apple? I love the color of the jacket.

  70. Danielle

    March 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    oh. i love her. amazing colors.

  71. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Outstanding photo…although I like the old format better too. It was way more fun getting to click and get a close up.

  72. Anonymous

    March 7, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Beautiful lighting on this shot…beautiful dark, dark blues being brought to life by light…wonderful shot…

  73. Elizabiscuit

    March 7, 2009 at 3:00 am

    so beautiful!

  74. Sara

    March 7, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Gorgeous photo, gorgeous woman. In fact she reminds me of Isabella Rosellini in profile as they both have similar cheekbones, eyes, and lips.

  75. makmil

    March 7, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Love her haircut, looks elvish. Reminds me of Galadriel in Lord of the Rings (the movies i.e)

  76. greendress

    March 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    she is stunningly beautiful. if only we were also so lucky!

  77. Anonymous

    March 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    C in Black & Blue


    thanks to all of the people for the comments and to the sartorialist for this beautiful picture, i'm Camilla Alibrandi, the girl of the picture
    i'm on facebook too..

    in web…my name is sleeloo
    i love The Sartorialist, this blog is the best i'm glad to be here….it is like when a little dream became real

    to everyone…write me on my myspace of facebook..
    to Matéo ..YES IT'S ME! :P (you are so gorgeous)
    to Mela grazie baby, sei un tesoro
    bacio to everybody


  78. Guga

    March 8, 2009 at 8:08 am

    This is by favorite color ever…this blue shade has an incredible power over any look u think on matchin with…. it always works.. ppl should realize this is THE COLOR…and matches every skin or hair color… its amazing…. and and about the whole pic in here… i just do not like this alanis morrissete hair goin on….and the elf ear showing…. elf that hat…would be a leprechaun for…. such a beautiful face….work that hair better next time… and would be a ten

  79. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    She makes me proud of being a woman, too.

    Thanks a lot for this great shot.


  80. Rico

    March 9, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I’ve been following this blog for about 2 years now and I have to say that the last half dozen posts are really showing how much you continue to develop as an artist/photographer. This one especially is so strong formally. I think your work will stand the test of time as both a cultural archive as well as art of its time. Keep it up.

  81. missmandi

    March 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I love that tiny wrinkle on her flawless skin. It’s like you have captured her at the “aha” moment in her life.
    I also like how you didn’t get her to remove the hair elastic from her wrist. People often ask me what that band is on my wrist…I’m like- it’s a hair elastic. It just made me smile.

  82. Anonymous

    March 9, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    that face! coat and hat and hair and hairband on wrist make her look comfortable in her skin and happy to be stylish without trying to hard. born with it!

  83. Anonymous

    March 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    so well-mannered

  84. Anonymous

    March 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    You take the most amazing photographs. I love your site.

  85. Gwen

    March 24, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I want to paint this photo. Really tremendous shot. Reminds me of a Vermeer.

    Oh, and the fashion ain’t bad either. ::wink::

  86. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    …..i’m so glad to be here! camilla=sleeloo
    frome the girl on the picture :)

  87. Anonymous

    April 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    i love the lines by her eyes.
    they may be wrinkles but they are gorgeous.

    she looks so wise and pensive and beautiful

  88. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love her. But she doesn't know that, because an enchantress put a hex on me. G

  89. Camilla' s Diary

    November 3, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    hey Anonymous !!!
    maybe I know who are you =).. maybe…

    I'm talking with this anonymous:
    Anonymous said … (12:48 PM) :

    I love her. But she doesn't know that, because an enchantress put a hex on me. G

  90. Dora

    January 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    She actually looks like Arwen from LOTR.

  91. julian

    September 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Another gorgeous portrait

    This is the second one in your blog that has a touch of the Dutch Masters about it

    The coat is beautiful and the subject looks like someone I’d really enjoy talking to

  92. Rocky Mantle

    March 6, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    She reminds me of Isabelle Adjani.

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