Monday, May 12, 2008

On the Street…. Headbands, West Village

Headbands…what a tough accessory.
When they are right, they are really right and when they are wrong you’re Loverboy.

To me, the headband makes this whole look, makes it more slinky.


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  1. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I dont have a comment on the outfit, but what a great location! Jorge from West Palm Beach

  2. Paul Pincus

    May 12, 2008 at 9:29 am

    she’s so hot!

    I love everything she’s wearing and especially that expression. she’s too cool.

    i’m in love…but that’s impossible!!!…because i play for the other team ; )

  3. warrior of tenderness

    May 12, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Loving it… what a natural pose striker~!

    As an aside, how quickly the species became camera conscious! And in what, a span of _maybe_ 180 years?!

    With Neptune currently transiting humane Aquarius, expect the many as opposed to the few seeking and bringing to bear a very cinematic sense of self, destiny, and style…. expect lots of trends harkening back to that queen of the self-reflexive, the stock Hollywood image. And from all periods. Bottom line? Glamour, glamour, glamour! Illusion, delusion, confusion!

    The herd animal that be we is ready for its closeup….

  4. Alice Olive

    May 12, 2008 at 9:36 am

    With that face, I think this woman could pull off any look! She’s fabulous!

  5. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 9:38 am

    she’s strikingly beautiful. i wonder how old she is, she looks very young, maybe 18, 19, but still has a fierce attitude. She’s just plain gorgeous.

  6. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Again, I love the dress and the beat up Converse… Awesome!

  7. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 9:47 am

    This girl rules.

  8. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Stunner. Who cares about the outfit? (though I do think it’s very cool). She’s got to be a model… and if she’s not, she should be. Way more interesting than so many of the other boring girls you see on the runways and in magazines.

  9. -h of candid cool

    May 12, 2008 at 9:49 am

    downright cool.

  10. Style Slicker

    May 12, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Hey that’s Bertine a model from Selct Models in London!!!! Used to work with her years ago on a campaign shoot!!


  11. aviewaskew

    May 12, 2008 at 10:08 am

    reminds me of lisa bonet…i’m such a sucker for all stars…

  12. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I love her whole look – the mix of textures and proportions. The headband serves to highlight her beautiful face. And Hey! – she’s not carrying a bag the size of Brazil… Great photo!

  13. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Scott Schuman takes beautiful photos.

    But does beautiful person make beautiful photo or beautiful photo makes beautiful person?

  14. Harald Johnsen

    May 12, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I agree. The headband really does make the look.

    Love that expression too. Wow. :)

  15. Gabriela

    May 12, 2008 at 10:37 am

    I love this cute, confortable, easygoing look, but precisely not sure about the headband here, it looks kind of strange…

  16. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 10:44 am


  17. Carolina Lange

    May 12, 2008 at 10:48 am

    She has style!

  18. Tracy Tan

    May 12, 2008 at 11:04 am

    i love your photos! and your eye for fashion.

    what lens do you use?

  19. Jingoist

    May 12, 2008 at 11:06 am

    You absolutely, positively must love the Chuck Taylors. To me, the Chucks take this whole ensemble to another level as much as the headband does.

  20. the gsg

    May 12, 2008 at 11:11 am

    “…and when they are wrong you’re Loverboy.”

    that’s possibly the funniest thing i’ve read on here yet scott. and, of course, spot on.

  21. Jennifer

    May 12, 2008 at 11:33 am

    She pulls off the look so well. Gorgeous face, too!

  22. JasminT

    May 12, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Love the girl.
    Love the shot.
    But writing in because I love the word SLINKY!


  23. J.D.

    May 12, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Dang! This youngster knows what she’s doing. Ultra cool and cozy in her clothes. Love the Converse sneakers, and you’re right–the headband does the trick.

  24. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 11:48 am

    While she’s definitely beautiful – no denying that…the outfit is common-there isn’t anything special about the shoes, purse, sweater or shoes.

    I can appreciate the whole urban look of the shot though…

    Background is marvelous!

  25. Muneaki

    May 12, 2008 at 11:50 am

    just great.

    when the headband comes with the beautiful head, it should be awesome.

    also i love the patterns on the dress and the texture of the knit.

  26. Toya

    May 12, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    She’s FAB, and so is Scott Schuman for recognizing true FAB.

  27. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    She should date me. She’s really, really pretty.

  28. Irina

    May 12, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I wonder what are the streets in NY Scott considers to be the most stylish?

  29. Style Slicker

    May 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I see her alot in central london…


    yes she’s a model from select

  30. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Lovely, symmetrical face. Is that a lace shawl draped scarfwise? The dark clothing and accessories frame and spotlight that beautiful, intelligent face. Yes, no enormous bag to distract from or hide this dignified woman.

  31. Kate G.

    May 12, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    She’s one long anonymous popsicle until you get to the face. Band, brows and mouth make for a very happy surprise. Glad you caught the shot. It made my morning.

  32. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    The background brought out the whole attitude from her look. /when i first look at this shot, i just love it. but, then when i did zoom in, i thought she looks sleepy and the headband just don’t fit in.

  33. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    she’s such a badass!!!

  34. sixfive

    May 12, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    her face doesn’t hurt things.

  35. Candace

    May 12, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Oh man, headbands are my thing so I’m glad this photo showcases one! I also love her super relaxed pose and the city buildings in the background…it almost looks like the street is deserted, which really adds to the moment that was captured.

  36. Jamie Watson

    May 12, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Her expression is awesome. I love everything about the shot. But her expression inspired confidence in me today. Thanks.

  37. Pretty Pirate

    May 12, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    She is gorgeous I think she could wear a burlap sack and still look stunning.

  38. J. Pafoofnic

    May 12, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    She reminds me of Mimi’s character from Rent; rebellious, rugged, yet girlishly vulnerable in a way that makes her quite stylish. :)

    I like it very much. I’ve been donning various headbands in odd ways since last year and everyone in my suburbian surroundings seems to look at me strangely, until one day a lovely Brazilian woman said to me, “The way you wear your headbands are very en vogue.” That meant a lot.

    If you ever want to check out my fashion blog, that’d be wonderful.


  39. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Like the background of this shot.Does she think she’s posing for vogue?. She’s wearing too much makeup and looks so unnatural.

  40. amychristina

    May 12, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    love the attitude in the photo, and she definitely rocks the headband…beautiful!

  41. metscan

    May 12, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Black on black. It works,but I don´t like the impression on her face. Not friendly at all.

  42. ebeenso

    May 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    She looks great. I love the look. It makes me think again about stuffing my headband in the closet and forgetting about it ;)

  43. momo

    May 12, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    She looks like one of the kids my daughter goes to school with: comfortable AND stylish!

  44. lis

    May 12, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Love her. From her headband to her Chucks.

  45. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    That’s Bettine! She’s at Muse Models. Homegirl is flyyyy.

  46. Francis

    May 12, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Great as always!!!

  47. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Completely in agreement with Jorge, the first poster: that background is surreal– the composition of the three buildings look like a montage from a painting. Love your eye sir!


  48. MB

    May 12, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Beautiful girl – and I love the style too. Beautiful image overall Scott.

  49. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    I love this picture, but I still think this outfit would be better without the chucks. They’re so done. Everyone needs to put them in the closet for a few years and wear them when they’re fresh looking again.

  50. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    she is gorgeous.

  51. Kara

    May 12, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    I’m glad someone else thought she looks like Lisa Bonet. (Of course, I was going to say “Denise from ‘The Cosby Show’!”)

    I love her headband. Inspiring.

  52. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Am I the only one who didn’t get it? I think the headband makes her forehead look a bit wide and short and creates a strange first impression. The rest is fine.

  53. Anna

    May 12, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    her facial expression steals the show.
    i want to be her best friend!

  54. Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    glorious face! Bettine – Muse NYC girl

  55. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 12:10 am

    she’s a tim burton character come to life!

  56. Wambui

    May 13, 2008 at 1:44 am



  57. citizen

    May 13, 2008 at 3:14 am

    And she’s rocking that look because of her tough attitude. Look at that expression!

  58. Darcy

    May 13, 2008 at 4:51 am

    This picture is sublime. I mean that.

  59. India

    May 13, 2008 at 9:45 am

    It’s almost like a movie set…where are the hustling and bustling people?! She’s fabulous–the power of youth, baby(it’s hard to pull off the tights and tennis shoes when you’re out of your 20s)
    You go, girl.

  60. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 11:05 am

    this girl looks like a gazelle

    i like the fact that it looks like she didn’t put too much effort into her outfit- a kind of a ‘damn, i slept in late and now i missed my morning lecture’ look

  61. Melissa

    May 13, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    This photo looks like it was taken from a page of Sassy magazine back in the day. Love it.

  62. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I like her look a lot- she looks pulled together but comfortable and relaxed. And she’s got a STANCE!

  63. trulymadlydeeply

    May 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    love her ‘tude

  64. carlos

    May 14, 2008 at 6:52 am

    hey, this is on gay street!! the best street in nyc!

  65. Marina Hermanovna

    May 14, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Beautiful picture. Bring it on!

  66. Eryl Shields

    May 14, 2008 at 8:25 am

    This makes me wish I’d had a daughter (as well as my marvellous, gorgeous son).

  67. bomb.ass.ting

    May 14, 2008 at 10:40 am

    She’s a little intimidating in the face, but chuck taylors can make anyone whimsical. If she chose some sort of lace up patent booties instead of converse, she’d be completely unapproachable. Pretty.

  68. LittleMexicanGirl

    May 14, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I love her expression!!! She exudes confidence…

  69. jonathan San Nicolas

    May 15, 2008 at 1:20 am

    This is one of my favorites. A nod to 90′s coffee shop chic with the attitude of Keyshia Cole. WTF?!

  70. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Not much to say about the outfit…she makes it look good with that expression on her face.
    And amazing background shot.

  71. quan

    May 15, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    love her effortlessly cool look and expression!

  72. Timmy

    May 16, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Honestly, is she a model for whom you hired a stylist or someone you ran into on the street? NYC has a lot of gorgeous women with amazing individual style but this woman is STYLE from her head wrap to her Chucks.

  73. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Urban youth again?
    She is gorgeous but looks like she can’t really afford good shoes.
    I love your website because you usually photograph really well dressed people so I can get good ideas on how to be better dressed.
    This doesn’t help.

  74. amyw

    May 18, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Love the outfit. Love the Chucks! Chucks always make the outfit—so hip and cool, just like she is!

  75. fashionfatwa

    May 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Oh my, this is so, so halal. She looks fantastic – I am now convinced that sheer tights are the secret to looking great in everything.

  76. amy

    May 27, 2008 at 10:16 am

    great pic, great look. long live chucks w/ all types of clothing. i’m with ya on the headband comments. it makes this one. loverboy, ha! get lucky!

  77. Anonymous

    May 31, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Jourdan Dunn?

  78. andre

    June 3, 2008 at 9:33 am

    the main thing for me is not “what” she is wearing, but “as” she is wearing!

  79. Becca the Promo Mami

    July 10, 2008 at 9:03 am

    she is beautiful, very celestial and otherworldly…

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