Monday, October 12, 2009

On the Street….Blathnaid, Dublin


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  1. Dustyflint

    October 12, 2009 at 3:50 am


  2. Sahra

    October 12, 2009 at 3:52 am

    she's so beautiful.

  3. Lucia

    October 12, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Wau, she is beautiful, I just love her complexion, so fresh with a lot of freckles. Her dress is pretty, she looks like a heroine from a film, something "old" about the picture, or not old maybe, but Moviesque, if you get what I mean.

    Btw, I bought your book a couple of days a go, and I totally LOVE it!!!
    The only picture that I miss in it, is the one from Paris last spring, a very amazing lady with jeans, a grey fur, and huge sun glasses, an the most amazing shoes.
    The book really opened my mind, and I started to like the way Garance dresses ( first I thought she was an ordinary girl ) but now I see her colors in totally different way. So i am gonna get a new color chart in my wardrobe, a lot of grey, beige and dark blue, instead of my black and bright color.

    Thanks, great job Scott!

  4. Helen James

    October 12, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Was wondering when a Dubliner would show up. Beautiful beautiful image. Was so great to meet you and hear you speak so eloquently about your process and journey. Thanks for coming to investigate this fair land. Helen

  5. 50two

    October 12, 2009 at 4:08 am

    the freckles make an otherwise dull picture quite nice.

  6. ada

    October 12, 2009 at 4:12 am

    there's a certain candid poise in her posture, and yet a bit of mystery to her as well. maybe it is the elegance of the pose (something in her left hand is a bit pose-y, though) jux'd with the fun of the dress.

    I want to be friends with this girl =)

  7. Amaka

    October 12, 2009 at 4:16 am

    You're Finally coming to SF! Looking forward, indeed! Great work, my dear. Sincerely inspirational.

    xx Amaka

  8. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Irish Eyes are Definitely Smiling :)

  9. Soren Lorensen

    October 12, 2009 at 4:20 am

    how completely spectacular

    wonderful, everything

    her hair, her freckles, the print, how she is resting her chin on her hand so lightly

  10. Hellwafashion

    October 12, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Yay!! good to see Irish women on the blog, see we are stylish ;-), pls. pls. come to Dubai, lots of fashionable irish women for you to shoot here too :-)

  11. Sharon

    October 12, 2009 at 4:25 am

    A lovely lady in such a lovely picture. I love the colors and the contrast.

  12. Gil

    October 12, 2009 at 4:26 am

    What a BEAUTY!!!! This photograph is stunning!!!

  13. agatiszka

    October 12, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Wonderful girl!!

  14. Gil

    October 12, 2009 at 4:29 am

    What man would not kill to be drinking wine with this stunner, I would ask her to marry me on our first date.

    • carmel

      December 10, 2012 at 4:34 am

      Hiiii, You believe LOVE is only skin deep???? Where is your depth??
      True Gifts come in all sorts of guises open your eyes and your heart for real

  15. Plus Belle Ma Vie

    October 12, 2009 at 4:30 am

    She's lovely !
    She seems so calm and confident.

    I received your book a week ago and made a comment on my blog. Just wanted to say that I was surprised by the emotion of the photographs.
    Thank you for your work.

  16. nouvella

    October 12, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Beautiful portrait. I also picked up a copy of your book, amazing job on it. Your book tells a different story with every turn of the page, thank you for it.

  17. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 4:34 am

    It looks like a simple picture but every detail of it is amazing. It made me want to go for a glass of white wine and it's 10:30am!

  18. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 4:35 am


  19. monkeyeve

    October 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Pipi Longstocking gone stylish…. I like it.

  20. Cecylia

    October 12, 2009 at 4:47 am

    They're colorful leaves! I thought they were fish at first. Lovely and freckly

  21. Stefania

    October 12, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I love the red belt on this shirt. Nice touch!
    The colors look great with her complection.
    Well done. I whish I could see more of this in Dublin.

  22. Marquis de Lannes

    October 12, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Elegante, muy elegante y serena!

  23. SequinsandBangles

    October 12, 2009 at 4:57 am

    I've been waiting to see what pictures you got in Dublin over the weekend! Love the naturalness of this girl, you have got to love our Irish skin, freckles and all, it's just beautiful! Really enjoyed your talk and getting to meet you on Friday. Hope there are more Dublin pics to come!

  24. pang

    October 12, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Sooo eleglance.

  25. June Paski

    October 12, 2009 at 5:12 am

    shes so stunning, I love her dress sooo much


  26. Thomas

    October 12, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Her hair, complexion, outfit and beverage seem to match – capturing a moment…

  27. giulia

    October 12, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Beautiful girl, great clothes, beautiful photo.

  28. Brigadeiro

    October 12, 2009 at 5:39 am

    What a gorgeous (vintage?) dress!!!

  29. tizzylish

    October 12, 2009 at 5:44 am

    I find the Irish so intense and beautiful….love her blouse and the look on her face. Let me hop on that next plane to Shannon!

  30. Poosie

    October 12, 2009 at 5:48 am

    My God. This is my favourite Sartorialist photo ever. It says as much about modern Ireland as Albert Kahn's photographs and images did for the early 20th Century. Just beautiful.

  31. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 5:50 am

    I'm delighted to see a truly elegant portrayal of an irish woman. I wish more irish women would embrace the pale and freckles. The tanned straightened hair is such a bore. Blathnaid's a real beauty.. such lovely skin.fa

  32. theblackshucks

    October 12, 2009 at 5:58 am

    wow, great picture, Scott!

    Her freckles go well with her dress.

  33. The 17 Year Old Intern

    October 12, 2009 at 6:06 am

    love hear freckles.
    so cute.

  34. Nicole

    October 12, 2009 at 6:14 am

    She personifies that one syllable word of two consonants and one vowel. stunning.
    Are you coming to Australia?

  35. Anna

    October 12, 2009 at 6:16 am


  36. Dewitt Albright

    October 12, 2009 at 6:17 am

    A young Kate Hepburn….

  37. Claire

    October 12, 2009 at 6:20 am

    What a fantastic shot. The woman and the dress are stunning.


    October 12, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Thats a Great Photo!

  39. Patuxxa

    October 12, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I love the pattern on her dress, but most of all I LOVE her skin! She has such a fresh and natural beauty.


    October 12, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Nice print¡
    Kisses from Spain:

  41. Heartbeatoz

    October 12, 2009 at 6:49 am

    A wonderful natural fresh Irish Beauty.

  42. Sarah

    October 12, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Absoutely a beautiful shot! I wish I could see the whole look? was this a dress… or a top.

    Are you going to make a stop in Florence Italy. I would love to meet you and pick up a copy of your book!

  43. Vitrinen

    October 12, 2009 at 6:55 am

    What a fantastic picture. Freckles makes the most interesting and beautiful skin.

    Thank you for al your beautiful pictures:-)

  44. Anna JĂşlia

    October 12, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Oh my… I don't really care for her dress, but she's absolutely gorgeous!

  45. mann

    October 12, 2009 at 7:02 am

    beautiful…you can tell shes a very genuine person it reflects in her eyes and her unpretentious demeanor..

  46. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 7:02 am

    harmony!!! So nice…thank you

  47. Shaha

    October 12, 2009 at 7:16 am

    she looks a lot like blake lively!

  48. pRiyA

    October 12, 2009 at 7:17 am

    this is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman. she looks so fresh and unaffected.

  49. Alma Jodorowsky

    October 12, 2009 at 7:19 am

    This picture is so beautiful!

  50. Annika

    October 12, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I've been a silent reader and never left comments on your blog but THIS ONE – just moves me. Her skin complexion, the base colour of her blouse and that gorgeous tone of wine just come in unison. So easy, so tranquil. And yes, the freckles.. her most natural beauty.

    Thanks for this image, Scott, you're a top, top man.

  51. Maria Cárdenas

    October 12, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Lovely image-just right for the best of Dublin and Ireland-elegant and comfortable and understated.

  52. Ashley

    October 12, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Beautiful! Love her dress and love the way she is pictured.

  53. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 8:01 am

    This is so perfect and feels so personal, like I'm sitting down to a glass of wine with her. I'm always amazed at how the colors in your images seem to complement each other perfectly. The green wall, her red hair, and the yellow of the wine. That rainbow leaf print is also great. :)


  54. Brid

    October 12, 2009 at 8:04 am

    She's stunning, great picture!

  55. Andre Gorr

    October 12, 2009 at 8:23 am

    So Beautiful Gorgeous girl….
    something in her look/smile reminded me about Donna Karan's confidence.
    Nuce shot!

  56. IIDA

    October 12, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I love her expression.

  57. cris.

    October 12, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Love her freckles. Gorgeous!

  58. Anneliese

    October 12, 2009 at 8:36 am

    so elegant!

  59. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 8:40 am


  60. Brummagem Joe

    October 12, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Very much a handsome Irish colleen…..could have stepped right out of James Joyce…….I'm looking forward to some more shots of Irish types……there's no shortage of interesting material…….you should have timed your visit for the Dublin horse show which would have provided a bonanza…..the horses look pretty good too.

  61. julieann

    October 12, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Stunning stunning stunning. Beauty, elegance, grace & dignity.

  62. Emily

    October 12, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Stunning! She looks a bit like Taghrid..

  63. Lord Brummel

    October 12, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Nice light and colors combination. A very romantic and a bit melancholic picture altogether.

    Well done Sart!

    PS: Keep this one for your next book!

  64. anne charlotte

    October 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

    love her! the colors are perfect. wishing i had freckles…

  65. alexander

    October 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

    lovely woman but no great "on the street" fashion from dublin? a little too "obvious" for the Sartorialist i know and adore.



    October 12, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful freckles.

  67. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I'm detecting a theme in these two great portraits that have popped up on the blog. Personally, though, the paper-white skin on the hand in the foreground is not aesthetically pleasing

  68. Clara

    October 12, 2009 at 9:32 am


  69. Pia

    October 12, 2009 at 9:33 am

    You can just play with the camera. What a wonderful shot. You seem to bring out the very best in everyone you photograph. I am not a great freckle person ,but somehow this works. Scott, you are the best…

  70. CW

    October 12, 2009 at 9:38 am

    The only thing unfashionable about this lovely lass is that she has a glass of white wine rather than one of traditional Guinness or Murphy's stout.


  71. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Really nailed this one w/the lighting, great photo

  72. Allison

    October 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Her beauty is timeless like the oicture itself.
    I love her red hair and freckles and natural elegance, and that touch of shyness.Irresistible!

  73. Sarah-Jane

    October 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Love the picture!

    Thanks for coming to Dublin! It was a pleasure to meet you! I'm an even bigger fan now!

    From the girl who said you looked like a 1940's movie star!

  74. Just me

    October 12, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful! Reminds me of a painting by Vermeer.

  75. Jacqueline

    October 12, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Love redheads and freckles =)


  76. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Though some may see this as a tad stereotypical, for me it's the perfect selection for your first published Irish portrait. She embodies everything I love about Irish women–the fair skin, the gentle countenance, the quiet confidence–and brings to mind every generation of Irish women I've had the pleasure to know.

  77. The Photodiarist

    October 12, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Stunning portrait. The light is absolutely gorgeous and well captured in this photograph.

  78. vovo santa

    October 12, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Que suliteza mais fofa!!!!

  79. VF

    October 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

    fishy dress! so cool. and she looks like my kinda girl with the glass of white wine.

    F. <–check it out!!!

  80. vovo santa

    October 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Que sutileza fofa!!!

  81. Snowdrops

    October 12, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Stunning picture that shows how freckles can be as flattering as the multicoloured pattern on her dress.

    Was this taken at the bar in Harvey Nicks I wonder?

    Your talk at the Gallery of Photography was really inspiring, thanks for coming to Dublin and hope we'll get to see some on-the-street shots as well :)

  82. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 10:19 am

    This is easily the most breathtaking shot you have ever taken. The print, pops of red, freckles… those are eyes that say something. Lovely.


  83. Anna

    October 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

    This is such a lovely portrait. The graphic print and primary colors play nicely against the softness of the light and her complexion. And the glints of light on the glass make it all perfect.

  84. yifat

    October 12, 2009 at 10:22 am

    One of the best pictures ever. So lively, so mysterious, colorful and quiet at the same time.


  85. Ave

    October 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

    This makes me appreciate my own freckles more, and her dress is so neat!

  86. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Gorgeous skin tone. The whiter the better.


  87. Musa

    October 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

    So beautiful!

  88. Marcus Martins

    October 12, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Great photo, so simple and elegant

  89. Ivy Lane

    October 12, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Now, THAT girl can wear red lipstick!!! Beautiful photo..

    Do you give your lucky "subjects" a print of the picture you take of them?

    This would be something to display proudly!!!

  90. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Really stunning… this image feels like detox after the month of high fashion! She just seems so regular and spectacular. It's lovely :)

  91. Flavor Magazine

    October 12, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I WANT Freckles !!!


    October 12, 2009 at 10:49 am



  93. fashionisfor

    October 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

    she's so gorgeous…i love her pale skin color with her freckles and red hair…beautiful!

    and i love her dress pattern…looks like the original Apple computer logo in leaf form.


    October 12, 2009 at 10:53 am

    what a great photo!

  95. FASH

    October 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

    adorable vintage-esque dress {shop}

  96. Lita

    October 12, 2009 at 11:11 am

    What a beautiful shot. The girl is not your classical beauty, but Scott just brings out the best in everyone..Bravo!

  97. greendress

    October 12, 2009 at 11:12 am

    this woman is softly beautiful but it's the fabric, pattern and poppy red belt around her dress that i love. definitely a sartorial moment that i can emulate.

  98. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 11:13 am

    This is a beautiful portrait.
    It's not about fashion, but about the personality
    and a slice in a passage of time.

  99. Klever Girl

    October 12, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Lately your photos have become softer and sweeter. Are they expressing your current state of mind? :D lovely as always….

  100. Babi SzĂĽcs

    October 12, 2009 at 11:53 am

    love the fabric

  101. Babi SzĂĽcs

    October 12, 2009 at 11:54 am

    love the fabric

  102. Catherine

    October 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

    An amazing portrait. I feel as if I'm sharing a drink with her!

  103. lulu

    October 12, 2009 at 11:57 am


  104. Yumichika

    October 12, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    this dress (?) is fantastic! And it's great that this girl is freckled, it's so charming.

  105. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    So obvious , so obvious, so obvious.
    My God. Ireland = freckles, pale skin, red hair and booze in the hand.

    Nothing wrong with this woman. She's grand but this was just so predictable.

    Interesting that after your heavily advertised rendez vous that there is only one photograph. I'm not sure whether the oh-so-predictable Maureen O' Hara hunt is a reflection on slim pickings or a total lack of imagination on your part?

  106. loveroffashion

    October 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    lover her freckles!!

  107. Agnès B. Introspection

    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I like her hairstyle.

  108. S.I.Q.

    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    the most beautiful thing about your posts are the actual pictures.
    You take the best photos compared to the other bloggers.

    -graffiti brand logos

  109. Dounia

    October 12, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    M-A-G-N-I-F-I-Q-U-E, is what I pronounced when I saw the picture of this beautiful young lady.
    Thank you

  110. Emmanuelle

    October 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Makes me wanna wear her dress and drink her wine :)
    Very elegant, great light, good job both of you !

  111. Lolitta

    October 12, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Love the lighting..and she is just so fresh faced. It's refreshing:)

  112. kerfuffler

    October 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    The freckles are brilliant; they really make her complexion pop!

  113. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    This has to be the woman that Luke Kelly describes in his song 'On Raglan Road': "On Raglan Road on an autumn day I saw her first and knew, that her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue".

  114. Claudia

    October 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for coming to Dublin & signing my copy of that fab book!

    This is a nice shot; not sure everyone has told you yet {;D

    Hope you got to take some street shots while here and hope to see them up on the blog too!

  115. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    it is a nice photo, but thats a terrible dress, makes her look much older than i'm sure she is.

  116. José Pablo

    October 12, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    This lady is so beautiful. The mixture between freckles and this stylish dress make her look really sexy. If I woul be closer to Dublin I woul like to approach her and kiss her inmediatly.

    Why don't I live in Ireland for meeting her?

  117. Pictures on Page

    October 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    This is such a beautiful image. The lighting, her dress, and her gaze. I also love the way she casually holds the steam of the wine glass. Nice work!

  118. Anouck

    October 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Beautiful picture ! I love her dress.
    It was really great to meet you on friday.^^ Thanks for coming to Dublin !

  119. Julia McEvoy

    October 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Looks almost like a silk Kimono, the way the material flows. An ageless pose and almost Mona Lisa like expression. And the long, pale fingers on the bar, with the crooked pinky–the translucent quality of her skin hints at vulnerability that belies the mature woman pose, to my eye anyway.

    Nice shot. Makes me want to buy the book.

  120. Alessandro

    October 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    What a beautiful girl. She has natural grace and elegance to spare. She actually reminds me of princess Beth Ruspoli, an irish descent American who married Italian royalty.

  121. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    What a fab shot. Scott, how do you do it? She is not beautiful but yet you have managed to make her look good! This is prob someone you would pass on the street and not be impressed with. Yet, give Scott that camera and look what he can do. Thank you for all your wonderful shots.

  122. Dr.Kraft

    October 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    beautiful pic !!

  123. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Hurrah, proof that we're not all orange!

    I've been back to look at this picture about five times today. Definitely something special about it. Beautiful portrait – the eyes! And boo to whoever said the pale hands weren't 'aesthetically pleasing'. People come in lots of different colours you know – we're not all a WASP-y American beige.
    Well done, Sart, looking forward to more.

  124. Benjamin Spell

    October 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    This is a beautiful portrait. gorgeous light and girl.

    love it.

  125. Julia Whicker

    October 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    This is really a "Portrait." The way a portrait should be–evocative, personal, beautiful, elegant, intriguing. One of your best pictures yet.


  126. Claire

    October 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    oh man, I want skin like that.

  127. Tanya Aimee

    October 12, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful woman! She's made me a feel a burst of renewed affection for my own fair complexion :-)

  128. pikinitos_13

    October 12, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Damn, i wish so bad have their sy~tyle :c

  129. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    As an Italian we normally cant wait for summer to work on becoming even darker. This photo shows you can also look nice with pale skin.

  130. The Redhead Riter

    October 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I wonder why I love her freckles, pale skin and red hair? LOL

  131. Cheol

    October 12, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    not sure if many people could pull off that print, but it suits her perfectly. what could look decidedly boho on some looks quite elegant on her.

  132. ILL-rated Bastard

    October 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    simply irresistible!

  133. Ashley

    October 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Beautiful photo. The light is so amazing.
    Love the print of her dress.

  134. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    beautiful–what a wonderful portrait

  135. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    i know this may sound strange but this photo reminds me of india, or sould i say an elegant indian woman i once saw in the indian occupied territory of Kashmir – she was a native and she had red hair such a complexion and freckles. extraordinary . i wonder have u ever thought to go to india? do u have plans to travel and take photos of stylish people in the other half of the world? i would love to know!

  136. Danielle

    October 12, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    it's as though her freckles add another pattern to the mix, so enchanting. so wonderful.

  137. desertwind

    October 12, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Am I the only one who thought the print was repeating old Apple Mac computer logo?

    It's a beautiful, anyway.

    And she is stunning. Is she a dancer? Her hands — well, everything about her natural poise — so graceful and feminine.

  138. Giulia

    October 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    This is what I call a beautiful and artistic portrait. Good job Sart.

  139. Hanna Persson

    October 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    wow this is such a great photo!

  140. Ammu

    October 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Sigh…I love redheads. What a gorgeous blouse, and such a lovely face!

  141. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    "She is not beautiful"?! Are you insane, Anonymous?

    I think some people are prejudiced against redheads. I've always admired how Irish redheads dress — there's no sense of apology or embarrassment (as there is in the UK or the US) associated with being pale and having red hair, and they know how to bring out the best in their inevitably beautiful complexions and gorgeous hair. There's more than one kind of beauty, and it's lovely to see it amplified and appreciated in this way.

  142. AnaPt

    October 12, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I'm in love with this picture!! Its so romantic and beautifull!

  143. greendress

    October 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Anonymous 1:23 PM
    "Scott, how do you do it? She is not beautiful but yet you have managed to make her look good! This is prob someone you would pass on the street and not be impressed with." –

    Sorry anonymous but I disagree. Scott did not "make her look good", she looks great. She might not be what you think or have been conditioned to think is beautiful, but there is strength in her beauty. And I don't believe that Scott helped her to get dressed nor did he put that exact belt around her waist nor the make-up on her face nor did he ask her to wear her hair up in a style reminiscent of La Bardot.

    She enabled Scott's camera to capture her personality and her FANTASTIC STYLE.

  144. shark mombassa

    October 12, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I cannot resist letting you all know her dress is Jean Muir. She looks stunning, but thats because of the quality of this human being. She is kind, sensitive, intelligent and creative, something we can all aspire to don't you think? And Scott how smart of you to recognize her qualities out of all the people you could have and did meet in Dublin. More of this please and less of the obvious that we can see in any fashion shoot or magazine.u

  145. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    she is adorable… meanwhile, how many hundreds of thousands of women hate their red hair, freckles and fair skin? The three very things that make this classic beauty jump off the screen.

  146. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    She's really beautiful!

  147. Jack Daniel

    October 12, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Beautiful portrait, Scott.

  148. metscan

    October 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I too love her freckles. Can´t understand why so many who have them, wish to get rid of them. So nice to see freckles on her arms too. Really charming.

  149. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Sart, Am a big fan of yours ,but really .Ireland= redhair=freckles..Does nothing for me…sorry.I don't even like her dress..

  150. Joyce

    October 12, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I'm sure it's a vintage Jean Muir dress . . .

  151. beba,

    October 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    She is so beautiful and her dress is so beautiful and portrait is so beautiful! Amazing.

    Peace and love!

  152. Stefanie

    October 12, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I agree with Anonymous that this lady is not beautiful,but attractive. Great shot…

  153. kalyko

    October 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Wow this is probably one of my favourite photos ever, Sart! Stunningly elegant and poised.
    And that leaf graphic pattern is gorgeous.

  154. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Sart, I am a little sad that this is the only shot you could come up with from Dublin. What annoyed me it was so typical…redhair, freckles. My guess is you had to search for her.Nothing to rave about but like always you do get the best out of every shot you take…

  155. Clemmie

    October 12, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    oh those freckles! They match with the polka-dots! I love them :)

  156. bird of light

    October 12, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    There is a lot of generosity in this shot – the perfect portrait need not contain all perfection – imperfections retain interest and leave scope for imagination…!


    (pst. The wine glass is complimentary in this shot.)

  157. ingrid

    October 12, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    There s millions of these in Ireland come get your wifey!!

  158. Raul Villalobos

    October 12, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    The most Beautiful woman I have ever seen. What a collection of colors.

  159. Emils

    October 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    i love how the colors in her face mirror the colors of her dress

  160. John M. Doyle

    October 12, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    What more does this Irishman need to say other than, Erin Go Bragh (Ireland Forever!)

  161. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Oh heavens. She is so utterly beautiful!

  162. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Just like Coco~!

  163. girlfryeday

    October 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Wow, WONDERFUL photograph! Perfect lighting, very crisp. Love it. Also, dying for the dress… and the wine, for that matter. It's been a long day.

  164. Markmont

    October 12, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    This is classy if I do say so myself. She even matches the table. Red lips, red belt, red hair, red in the shirt and a slight rosyness in her skin. Everything is slight enough to not overpower. This works.

  165. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Wow, she is a real beauty! I love this photograph by the way, it's so simple but intense and I love all the colours. My favourite photos on here in months! Hope there's more Dublin photos to come.

  166. The Sartorialist

    October 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    for anon 4:40
    why do you think this is my only dublin shot?

  167. Amy

    October 12, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    This is a nice shot. I really appreciate how your photos adapt to the setting (i.e basically window light here) and still make the subject look good.

  168. Rafe New York

    October 12, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    love the print! it's so 40's and something Paul Smith would totally do.

  169. kayce hughes

    October 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm


  170. Wesley

    October 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Very lovely!

  171. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Love the color composition in this shot. Love the way the colors of the blouse are reflected in the glass of wine.

  172. AnastasiaC

    October 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    She's so lovely!!
    i love the way you've shot her too Sart, up close showing her soft skin, her beautiful freckles – really great!

  173. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    a stunning photo – she's really beautiful. She's so lucky her freckles didn't fade as she grew up! Even better that she hasn't covered them with tons of foundation.
    I thought only aussie redheads of irish and scottish descent got that freckley.

  174. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I got butterflies when I saw her. One of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

  175. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    what is Blathnaid? is it her name? she is lovely,

    • Anne

      July 23, 2012 at 7:22 am

      Yes, it’s her name. It’s really Bláthnaid, from bláth (blaw), meaning flower, so it means little flower. It’s pronounced Blonnid (more or less).

  176. sinnlighet

    October 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    So glad I stumbled on your lovely lovely blog today, it's always nice to find other blogger out and about on the net!

    I must tell you that I like like like your nice blog!

    Agneta & Sweden

  177. jomama

    October 12, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    i'm so in love with the print on this dress i could die. die.

  178. Laura

    October 13, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Ah, que hermoso!
    this is a very gorgeous photo,
    it just screams; Artistic.
    how can you pull it off to almost making everyday such a special, carasteristic photo?

  179. noelakadjtambour

    October 13, 2009 at 3:10 am

    it's a great portrait, for all the reasons that had been expressed above.
    funny thing is unlike a few posters, i did not find her to be the stereotypical irish lady, but just a great looking woman in a great photograph, who happened to have pale & freckled complexion and reddish hair, and was in dublin

  180. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 3:31 am

    One of the most beautiful women I've seen on your site.

    Everything about her is perfection, right down to the way it looks like she chews her nails.

    I wouldn't wear that print in a hundred years, but on her it's divine.

    "- the perfect portrait need not contain all perfection – imperfections retain interest and leave scope for imagination…! "

    I love your site, not just for your amazing pictures, but for the sheer POETRY of some of your commentors. :o)

  181. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 4:16 am

    I am reading some of the comments and had to laugh. Who cares if someone thinks she is not a raving beauty. It is a great shot end of story. Personally I do not like her dress at all. So what, I am only giving my opinion. Sart, gives 100% to all his work and honest he cant please everyone.

  182. Bibi in wonderland

    October 13, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Love the contrast between the colors, she seems out of time

  183. sofietarp

    October 13, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I admire you ability to photograph souls

  184. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 8:23 am

    beautiful women, nice vintaged dress–amazing eyes…

  185. Dena

    October 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Love her freckles

  186. Saoirse

    October 13, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Yes, it would be her name.

    Blath means "flower, blossom."in Irish. In legend, Bláthnaid, the reluctant wife of Curai Mac Daire, loved Cúchulainn, her husband's rival. She revealed the secret entrance to her husband's fortress to him by milking her cow and letting the milk run down the hill into a stream. Cúchulainn followed the stream, raided the fortress and rescued Bláthnaid.

  187. FashionsLaboratory

    October 13, 2009 at 11:30 am

    So perfect!

  188. Scent Hive

    October 13, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Gil, I love what you said almost as much as the photo!

  189. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    YOU STILL NEED TO COME TO SANTA CRUZ! The convergence point of natural beauty and style, much like this lady here.

  190. wheredtheygetthat

    October 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Please bring us tons more Ireland pictures!! Amazing

  191. Miriam Parkman

    October 13, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Talk about sophisticated!
    She's amazingly beautiful.
    The photo's perfect for her!

  192. J.Teheren

    October 13, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Her freckles are so intoxicating. Lovely shot.

  193. Alyxmyself

    October 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    She looks like my mother. It's uncanny. I have never seen another woman who resembles her more closely.

    I now know what my skin would look like if I hadn't been born a native floridian, but in a climate such as Ireland's.

    Thanks for a pleasant reminder of my Mom.

  194. elm479

    October 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Phenomenal. Something about the way the play of color on her dress reflects the play of colorful freckles and red hair that makes this shot so perfect.

  195. AnastasiaC

    October 13, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    its so cool everyone is embracing her freckles!
    pale is the new tan….fake bake faces look so haggered!

  196. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    This is absolutely my favourite photo of yours ever (and I have been reading every day for a long time). It's so harmonious and graceful…I do hope that you'll be doing another book soon. I've come back to see this photo over and over again in the last couple of days and would love to have a print copy. Congratulations!

  197. number17cherrytreelane

    October 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    PLEASE tell me where I can find this top/dress.

  198. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    thanks for answering my query about 'Blathnaid' and thanks for the story!

  199. MOD PAUL

    October 14, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Spectacular! A fine Irish Lassie…

  200. noemie

    October 14, 2009 at 3:35 am

    it could be a portrait by Toulouse Lautrec !!! wonderful pic ! I Love it.

  201. Carol

    October 14, 2009 at 6:38 am

    lovely textures from freckled complexion to blouse.

  202. Yvelise

    October 14, 2009 at 9:34 am

    so charming…

  203. Georgia

    October 14, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Soo beautiful

    comment/visit my blog-

  204. Lucas

    October 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    She looks like a beautiful painting!

  205. Zelda

    October 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Love this!

  206. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Just so beautiful!

    Michaela, Sweden

  207. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    amazing presence. beautifully captured…

  208. concupiscence

    October 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    It's a funny thing. You shoot style and fashion, and you get high credit for that. I think, though, your best work are portraits. These people feel so very palpable but so completely ethereal at once.

    And all very strong. She's a beauty.

  209. Mimi and Tilly

    October 14, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    This is my favourite picture of yours. She is natural and relaxed. The colours are just so beautiful. I'm so happy to see she has embraced her beauty and not tried to change it. Pale skin, freckles and flowing red locks are gorgeous.

  210. jennyk

    October 14, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    A very beautiful and charismatic woman!

    Jenny Karlsson

  211. Martini

    October 14, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    gorgeous picture.

  212. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    For the record, it has taken awhile…two years methinks…but, my favorite Sartorialist photo has been dethroned…

    Everything about this is divine…


  213. lunatepetal

    October 14, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    she is g o r g e o u s !

  214. Joy Mars

    October 15, 2009 at 12:43 am

    The thing about this picture is that I don't know what makes it great. Is it the dress she's wearing? Maybe. Is it her pale skin and freckles — quite possibly. Is is her poised expression and perfect lips? Is it the white wine as a reflection of all of that?…

    Maybe it's just a damn good photo.

  215. NYC

    October 15, 2009 at 2:57 am

    other than the dress she looks like a classical painting. What an Irish beauty! She's stunning!

  216. Philippine

    October 15, 2009 at 3:34 am

    this pic looks like a modern Rembrandt!

  217. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 4:32 am

    amazing beautiful!!

  218. Genevie

    October 15, 2009 at 4:41 am

    She;s gorgeous, and her dress… awesome :-)

  219. E. Von Bertalanffy

    October 15, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Simply gorgeous! She's so pretty and the top/dress looks awesome on her. Classy!

  220. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 9:25 am

    scott- i never comment on your blog… but i wanted to say you are a phenomenal photographer. this photo is so unbelievably beautiful. she is RADIANT.

  221. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Stunning. Thrilled to see some o' the Irish. I'm hoping the dark, wall planks behind her indicate a true, Irish pub – the wall really makes her beauty pop. Would love more Ireland if you've got it. ~CGD

  222. Sophie, Rodez (France)

    October 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Une image et une femme élégantes, détachées, colorées et paisibles !
    Une beauté !


  223. Cristina

    October 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Dublin doesn't exactly get a lot of press when it comes to fashion, but I spent two weeks there last year and saw so many wonderfully stylish, non-tourist women. And so many with fab short haircuts. I fell so in love with the city.

  224. krees

    October 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    She is stunning. And what a perfect textile for her. Gorgeous.

  225. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    every speck speaks crisp early autumn to me…reds, yellows, hints of green, creamy white. lovely.

  226. Isadora

    October 15, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    The print!!!

  227. Frenchie

    October 16, 2009 at 5:38 am

    it is one of your best pix, fabulous. i like everything, the color of the wine, her dress, her freckles, her color lips. she looks unique.

  228. Teresa @ good-grace

    October 16, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Oh my goodness … she is stunning!!!

  229. Ola

    October 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Wow, I am impressed – it is a little bit like a real picture with a real painter, colors, style, eveyrthing amazing!

  230. Teresa @ good-grace

    October 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

    (thanks "shark mombassa" for the info on the gorgeous dress…!)

  231. Modiste Madness

    October 16, 2009 at 10:24 am

    First word in my head? "Beautiful."

  232. Lisa

    October 17, 2009 at 12:07 am


  233. Anonymous

    October 17, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Love the freckles, the outfit, everything!

  234. Emily

    October 17, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Blathnaid! I went to grad school with this gal and she's as bright as she is beautiful.

  235. Mandi

    October 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Oh my, she is breathtaking.

  236. Sonia

    October 17, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    what a beautiful Irish woman. who clearly knows how to set off her palette.

    erin go bragh.!

  237. Anonymous

    October 17, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    i'm so in love with freckles!

  238. banglesshouldjangle

    October 18, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    THIS is a perfect illustration of why I love red hair and freckles.

  239. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    don't care for the dress. but who cares about a dress! this is a stunning photo! love it! looks like a masterpiece oil painting fell out of a museum and somehow turned into a photo! where's your signature, Scott?

  240. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 7:05 am

    It's great to see a fellow fair, freckly beauty being appreciated (although I am not a beauty!).

  241. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 12:07 am

    A beautiful way of capturing a feeling.

  242. Anonymous

    October 25, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    She looks like Carice van Houten…stunning stunning stunning

  243. lilac

    November 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Those freckles + the red hair + the dress pattern = perfecto.

  244. Anonymous

    November 8, 2009 at 10:30 am

    The most beautiful picture I ever hope to see in this lifetime. Only my heart feels somewhat weaker.

  245. Victoria

    November 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Beautiful capturing of her flawless skin. The linear qualities of her arms/print shirt contrast with the curvature of her face and wine glass. Great, great photography!

  246. Anonymous

    November 23, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    pretty Irish girl….

  247. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    glad to see the irish on your blog. we truly are amazing!

  248. magda

    October 4, 2012 at 8:48 am

    she is very oryginal

  249. gaillardlapsley

    March 28, 2013 at 7:06 am

    every once in a while i look up this picture

  250. Bea

    March 29, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I don’t think I can ever pull off rainbow patterns elegantly but she just does it without a struggle.

  251. Jane

    April 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Will you come to Dublin again soon? There really are some incredibly eclectic dressers here with a wonderfully unexpected style

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