Thursday, October 13, 2011

On the Street….Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

When I first saw her, she reminded me of a living, breathing John Singer Sargent painting.



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  1. LocalCeleb

    October 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Just lovely, I love the oldfashioned look, she looks likes she’s playing a part in a movie..

  2. Brigadeiro

    October 13, 2011 at 8:00 am

    That is absolutely STUNNING and other-worldly! Amazing…


  3. Max b

    October 13, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Simply a dream. I love this picture !

  4. Petra

    October 13, 2011 at 8:02 am

    ahhhhh – sigh – a fairy tale……

  5. Ten

    October 13, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Fantastic! There IS hope for society!

  6. john s

    October 13, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Madame X

  7. Emily

    October 13, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Very dramatic! I love her hair and the colours and textures she has chosen. The umbrella is very cute.

  8. Name*deborah

    October 13, 2011 at 8:06 am

    my gosh!!! it’s wonderful

  9. geok

    October 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Wow. Is she real? The flaming red hair and velvety dress.. she’s mesmerising!

  10. Bri Lee

    October 13, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Oh! Her hair is magnificent, and the lipstick is perfect!

  11. Bohemian Style

    October 13, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Love hear hair!

  12. Simone

    October 13, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Semplicemente meravigliosa, il viso come di porcellana, l’ombrellino parasole…. quasi una dama a passeggio per i giardini di Versailles

  13. Pippa

    October 13, 2011 at 8:15 am

    How good is that hair with that dress? She’s like a painting.

  14. Vincent

    October 13, 2011 at 8:17 am


  15. ::M::

    October 13, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Intriguing mix of delicate romantic look with spicy flavour – red hair. Perfect!

  16. shu

    October 13, 2011 at 8:19 am

    she looks beautiful, nice :)

  17. The life after

    October 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

    This is so beautiful!!! Perfect!

  18. Kate

    October 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Oh wow. This is the first shot in ages that has really taken my breath away. I love how this look is at once dramatic and refined, and while being based in antiquity, is entirely applicable in a modern-day surrounding. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

  19. ladykatza

    October 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I’m in serious awe. And she has my hair color!

  20. Taylor

    October 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Is this real? Stunning.

  21. Nora

    October 13, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Oh my God! She is absolutely to be adored! She is Ms. May in the middle of October!

  22. Lily

    October 13, 2011 at 8:30 am

    How stunning. A surprise to see her donning the red lipstick against her beautiful red hair, but she works it! Are her shoes velvet, too? What an awesome lady.

  23. july

    October 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

    this hair!!!! WowWowWow

  24. Purseandco

    October 13, 2011 at 8:33 am

    This woman has a beautiful skin! I love the color of her hair and her hairstyle. Thanks to the green velvet dress and his style she seems to come from the past. Also reminds me of Mary Poppins. Beautiful shot!

  25. hintofsnark

    October 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I LOVE the colors! Her hair and her dress are divine!

  26. The Photodiarist

    October 13, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Totally from another age! Gorgeous. And so well spotted.

  27. Jane with the noisy terrier

    October 13, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Hmmm, methinks our Sartorialist had a “Midnight in Paris” experience on this latest trip to the City of Lights! Maybe the sequel is “Noon in Paris?”

  28. Richard

    October 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Mmmmmm…looks like a costume to me!


    October 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

    How amazing, I’m just completely blown away. I wouldn’t say that it’s a flawless look, but it’s so inspirational and intriguing!

  30. Holly

    October 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

    She looks like she is out of a movie- what a stunning beauty!

  31. David

    October 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    B b b b breasts of alabaster!

  32. usua

    October 13, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Manuela!!! I worked with her at Milan, Italy. She and her “sisters” are soooooo cools!
    From Bilbao, Spain, kisses

  33. Camille

    October 13, 2011 at 8:46 am

    quelle poupée de porcelaine…
    (ask Garance to translate.. ;-) )
    thank you for your blog and beautiful pics;

  34. Judith

    October 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Wow, elle est tellement belle !! J’adore sa robe <3

  35. J

    October 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

    What a lady!

  36. Sarah

    October 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

    How lovely! She looks like she just time-traveled from another era. I especially love her creamy pale skin with that beautiful finger-wave red hair!

  37. Dave

    October 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Wow! Awesome 19th century chic :D Go the velvet!

  38. Michele

    October 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

    She transports me to another time! The dress, the hair color, the parasol are all so strong, could be almost overpowering on their own; but she looks so at ease and they blend together so seamlessly on her. Wonderful!

  39. monkeyshines

    October 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

    stunning styling!


  40. Catherine

    October 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Je t’aime, Mademoiselle…. <3

  41. Name*mark greg

    October 13, 2011 at 8:58 am


  42. Glossandlipstick

    October 13, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Could have been the inspiration for Art Deco artists in Paris at first decade on 20th century, I love it especially the hair colour

  43. cca.

    October 13, 2011 at 9:00 am

    such a beautiful portrait.

  44. My Luxe

    October 13, 2011 at 9:01 am

    What we wouldn’t do for her complexion – I guess that’s the prize for carrying an umbrella around all day!

  45. Marcela

    October 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

    This is a beautiful picture. She looks like someone from a different era.
    Lovely, just lovely.

  46. CHAU Yue Tong

    October 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

    this is why I like Paris sososo much, they are live in all time period!!!

  47. Keith

    October 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Great picture, love the look, (oh is that a loose hem) :)

  48. Lina

    October 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Left me breathless.

  49. selina

    October 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Gorgeous, love how she looks in the camera

    love, selina

  50. Sara

    October 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

    She’s so elegant. I would want to get to know this woman’s life!

  51. Reptilia

    October 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

    It seems like if she was in another era! Amazing!


  52. Meredith

    October 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Wow. She looks like she belongs in the garden. She should be a permanent fixture there.

    - Meredith

  53. anonymous

    October 13, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Wow! Stunning photo!

  54. The Fancy Teacup

    October 13, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Such a decadently beautiful look. Adore the rich colors, her beautiful hair, and that demure parasol.

  55. Dimitra

    October 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

    seems like it’s out of a film!

  56. cc

    October 13, 2011 at 9:13 am

    aboslutely stunning!

  57. Amy Powell

    October 13, 2011 at 9:16 am

    She’s stunning!

  58. Serea

    October 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Love people who dress this way, They are so special!!!!

  59. Name*

    October 13, 2011 at 9:19 am

    wow amazingly beautiful

  60. Elisa

    October 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Ah, ce parasol, il me semble so chic! J´adore
    Elisa, en Argentine

  61. Emily

    October 13, 2011 at 9:22 am

    THIS is an amazing photo. She is quite a capturing beauty.


  62. Lilith

    October 13, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I imagine this woman is happy and feels the world in a deeply beautiful way as she passes through it with awareness.

  63. Simon Brown

    October 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Lovely. Elegant and lovely.

  64. Joseph Kent

    October 13, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Beautiful photo, beautiful outfit. I love the contrast between her fair skin and red hair.

  65. Parisian ShoeGals

    October 13, 2011 at 9:30 am

    This lady looks like an apparition from another age. Emerald green, pale skin tone and red hair, she could be Odette de Crécy, the character in A la recherche du Temps Perdu written by Proust….

  66. Megan

    October 13, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Breathtaking! Everything works so beautifully together and I suddenly have an urgent need to own a parasol.

  67. Charikleia

    October 13, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Do people dressed like that walk down the streets? (only in Paris?!). And you manage to spot them?

    She looks amazing! Needs guts to have this kind of REALLY retro style (with the whole lot, makeup, parasol, shoes etc.). wow.

    Kisses from Greece!

  68. Manding

    October 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

    what a dream.

  69. Lauren

    October 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Yes, she does look very John Singer Sargent! Love to see a woman carrying a parasol! Well spotted.

    The Styleseer


    October 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Are you kidding?? I love this! I envy you so much living in a place where you can get to see this on the streets on a common day…

  71. elle Quinn

    October 13, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful! Love the finger waves…

  72. Talha

    October 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Jaw dropping..

  73. Mr Kane

    October 13, 2011 at 9:59 am

    so wondeful!
    Love the parasol and the set!!!! So elegant!!!


  74. beauty, naturally

    October 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

    yes, she looks like a painting, enhanced by the fact that the photo is set up like an old fashioned portrait, the nackground flowers are impressionist!

  75. Alexandria Flower Child

    October 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much Scott.

  76. Marcel Da Chump

    October 13, 2011 at 10:15 am

    La Belle Époque revisited.

  77. Shaunah

    October 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Agreed, very beautiful, I love the Pre-Raphaelites.

  78. prentiss

    October 13, 2011 at 10:33 am

    This one literally made me gasp. The light on her skin is beyond lovely. It really is Madame X. Even looks like her right shoulder strap was off the shoulder and was pulled up at the last moment the same way Madame X’s was redone in the face of controversy.

    Well done, John Singer Sartorialist.

  79. Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle

    October 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Stunning! Amazingly beautiful.

  80. natashaempire

    October 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

    AH, So perfect for the Tuileries…. stunning, who is she?
    WHERE did she find those Velvet purple shoes?

    Thank God I’ve lived in Paris, so while I am inspired and angst-ridden for the aesthetics of Paris at least I am one of the lucky ones…..

    Now living in Las Cruces, NM… need I say more?
    Merci for your Blog!


  81. tor

    October 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I love her red hair. Auburn eye brows.. red lips. It makes her face stand out since it compliments the green and blue tones of her dress.

  82. Camille

    October 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Mary Poppins gone elegant… Love it!

  83. dominique

    October 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Looks like a fairy tale! Really admirable how much effort she put into this outfit!

  84. Jake4

    October 13, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Red, And Green and velvet dreams.. She walked into the night

  85. paul Gonzales

    October 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Dreamy :-)

  86. Mertxe Hernandez

    October 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Perfection. I like the combination of the clothes and her hair color.

  87. Angeles

    October 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

    So magic! …you transport me to another era….fabulous stunning photo…you are the best!

  88. Ophelia

    October 13, 2011 at 10:54 am

  89. Lovely

    October 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

    If life were a dream…

  90. Roger O. Thornhill

    October 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Intoxicating. Beautiful.

  91. michael

    October 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Wow… but, its looks like not the street fashion anymore with all the light and poss. Its looks wonderful.

  92. ETC...

    October 13, 2011 at 11:02 am

    This looks like it could have been taken right out of an old fashion photo shoot! Wish we could see that bag!


  93. some girl

    October 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

    wow so fabulous
    i love it

    by the way i’m a big fan of yours
    and i think you are hot too :)

  94. Dominika

    October 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

    so beautiful!

    Fashion Philosophy

  95. Unlock iPhone 4s

    October 13, 2011 at 11:16 am

    That looks so stunning! Is this what you can expect when you go to paris :)

  96. Stella

    October 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Wow. Just off to do the weekly supermarket shop I bet..

  97. KP

    October 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

    This looks too magical to be real! And is she really pulling off a skirt under a dress?

  98. NeenaJ

    October 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

    This photo took my breath away.

  99. Mode Uncover

    October 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

    So lovely! Love her look from head to toe!

  100. Martha

    October 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Absolutely John Singer Sargent! Beautiful

  101. R

    October 13, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I wish women dressed up like this more often. Sigh. So beautiful!

  102. Audrey

    October 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

    WOW! This may just be the epitome of Parisian chic! GORGEOUS!

  103. Audrey

    October 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Amazing retro look!


  104. Pauline

    October 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Whow! Elle aurait pu être une muse de Klimt!! thanks :-)

  105. jen

    October 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Wow. I said, out loud, “Is she real?”

  106. wonderfashionista

    October 13, 2011 at 11:54 am


  107. Fashionthroughtravel

    October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

    So statuesque!

  108. The Foolish Aesthete

    October 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I immediately thought of Sargent when I spotted this on my blogger page. I was charmed to see you thought so too. She is absolutely beautiful!

  109. h

    October 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    certainly, madame x

  110. Jonsi

    October 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I die.

  111. sonia

    October 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Magical…. to see this first thing in the morning was to start the day with beauty and inspiration.

  112. CaT

    October 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    that is entirely true…! i just saw some of his paintings (again) at the MFA in boston. i love his paintings..

  113. Adeline

    October 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    It is inspiring how she creatively and effectively encompassed herself to become living breathing art.

  114. kathryn

    October 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    The colors are an a lovely mix!

  115. anonymous

    October 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I think that this is perfect. These days, untouched skin is kind of precious.

  116. Style Anywhere

    October 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    this is one of your best photos and best subjects!

  117. Anne

    October 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Wow! I live in Paris–that’s amazing. Makes me want to step up my game.

  118. Miss L

    October 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    this looks so pretty and romantic!

  119. katie beth summerhays

    October 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    i couldn’t agree more… with a touch of rosetti thrown in there as well. there are few things i love more than art history references. xx

  120. tim

    October 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    madame x

  121. Erica

    October 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    The contrast betwee th colour of the hair and the dress makes everything so unreal.

  122. Henry - Mary

    October 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I love the color of her dress – simple yet her beauty is prevailing.

  123. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    October 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Absolutely unexpected and striking! She’s absolutely stunning.


  124. valh

    October 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Are you kidding me?!? Just amazing!!

  125. Adriana

    October 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Great pic!

  126. alessio

    October 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    realy? Est super!!!!!

  127. What a Great Hat

    October 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    That may be one of the prettiest photos I’ve ever seen!

  128. LIZPR

    October 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    All we needs is Renoir with his paints, brushes, chair, and easel – and we’re set.

  129. Stjulienlepauvre

    October 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    This woman is so softly beautiful. I knew it was Paris before looking at the words (do they sell longer-lasting lip products? I should stock up there). I love everything about this look, including the two contrasting skirts. The garden setting adds a touch of magic. Incredible photo–yet again. Thank you for giving us an aesthetic break in this too-crazy world.

  130. Nalletar

    October 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you for showing somebody dressed really beautifully with no intention to irritate. Elegance and romance are never out of fashion, this photo proves it.

  131. Esme Bolles

    October 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Madame X in the flesh!

  132. Milena

    October 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    This actually seems like a painting!

  133. iBoutiques

    October 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    This fine lady in this gorgeous outfit takes us back to 19th Century. Classic, elegant, and vintage style really resurface from time to time.

  134. Kate

    October 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Perfect description of her! She looks gorgeous and that hair!


  135. Missy

    October 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Breath taking!

  136. Edoardo

    October 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Such a chic and retro woman, I do love this outfit…amazing!

  137. nicola

    October 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    beautiful and serene. Her individuality is really refreshing. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  138. Maria

    October 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Simply breathtaking. Her skin is gorgeous

  139. claudio

    October 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    this is for TEN:
    Absolutely agree… this is hope for society!!!

  140. Pi

    October 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm


  141. dragon fruit

    October 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    oh my gosh seriously this is not real life! she’s like a movie! so elegant and beautiful and old-world !! I LOVE it!

  142. LNSD

    October 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    just amazing! I just read an article about the 19th century french architecture. I’m sure she fits within such atmosphere.

  143. amy

    October 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    One of your best. But then, the subject matter is perfection!

  144. Emanuel I.

    October 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    She really looks like in a painting!

  145. Alethia

    October 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    what a gorgeous hair¡

  146. CBC

    October 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Scott it was your Midnight in Paris and then she disappeared……..

  147. QQ

    October 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    WAWO. long time follower, first comment ever. Breathtaking!

  148. Copper Etiquette

    October 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm

  149. Cassandra

    October 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I don’t even have words to describe this….!


    October 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm


  151. applegree

    October 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    she’s just perfect. she stands out and yet fits so well into her surroundings. i’m in love with her character.

  152. Marita

    October 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti would have killed for a chance to paint this woman.

    I am also mesmerized at how she manages to make this silhouette seem timeless and playful.

  153. AMI

    October 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Beautiful. I love her dress!

  154. Nicole

    October 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    She’s Eve la Plume, I love her so much….I meet her every summer at Summer Jamboree! She’s perfect.

  155. IS THIS IT? models review

    October 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Wow, so marvelous… I loved simply EVERYTHING. :)

  156. Heather Beaumont

    October 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm


    STUNNING, she is a complete vision, like a dream!
    I would love to paint her.

    I live in Paris near the Eiffel tower, and there is a woman here who wears the most enormous and complex hats with incredible multi layered furs, and luxurious swishing clothes.
    She is as ethereal as the light, she passes in a waft of glamour and perfume, and then she is gone. I have even followed her to see if I could paint or photograph her, as she is SO amazing, but I can never follow her for long, she disappears!

    Do you know who I am talking about?
    Have you ever seen her or photographed her?
    I wonder of any of your Paris connections know her.
    I often see her near Ecole Militaire.

  157. burcu

    October 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    so vintage love the total look!

  158. Merli

    October 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Oh, indeed! I adore John Singer Sargent!

  159. Kalyn

    October 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I cannot stop looking at this picture! One of the best I’ve seen yet on this site!

  160. princessglee

    October 13, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Nuh-uh…seriously? Costume-y yeah but what the hell it’s stunningly pretty.
    Thanks for the link, thoughtful.

  161. steve

    October 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    wow. instant classic photograph scott!
    amazing color and capture of the moment.
    everything is perfect.

  162. Susan

    October 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I have to say, I love the comments on this blog.

  163. AD

    October 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm


  164. Alex

    October 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    As soon as she popped up, she honestly took my breath away. I didn’t even have to scroll to see her whole outfit! What a fantastic woman.

  165. Pancho

    October 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Between her romantic, vintage style and the pathway and flowers receding into the distance it’s as if she stepped out from the past and like in all the best dreams we who glimpse her beauty are left with a feeling of longing.

    (I suppose in a perfect dream I would be as the suited man in the post above, walking my bike alongside her.)

  166. vasilieva

    October 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    stunning hair colour, absolutely stunning shot

  167. flysongbird

    October 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    oh my god!!this is stunning!she looks like she’s out of a book or an old film!

  168. Emily

    October 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Frankly, if I saw her on the street I would be curious but not impressed. But this photo is an excellent example of how important your work is – that the everyday can be transmuted into art, that the beauty in life can be revealed!

  169. alessiainrainbows

    October 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Eve la Plume :D she’s a burlesque dancer and she’s stunning!

  170. Claudia

    October 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    She’s Eve la Plume!!!
    Amazing burlesque dancer…!!!

    On youtube there’s a lot of her shows!

  171. Jo

    October 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    It’s is such an inspiration to see such a vision of elegance achieved using quirky preloved elements, but of course the real work of art is her hair. She wears her personality on her sleeve and it is lovely to see!

  172. Em

    October 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    More Toulouse-Lautrec

  173. Fred Gonsowski

    October 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    two words…HOW PRETTY

  174. Ellie Tsatsou

    October 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm


  175. Jennifer Musi

    October 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    WOW. You two had to meet! Life paired up the perfect photographer with the best model. I LOVE your work, it inspires me every day. THANK YOU.

  176. Caroline

    October 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking. It might be her makeup, hair, or porcelain skin but her grace and poise is what should be compared to a john singer sargent painting!

  177. Kristy

    October 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    what a dream

  178. Isabel Singler

    October 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Wow. It’s so unique but also beautiful and chic at the same time. I absolutely love the picture.

  179. ame in DC

    October 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I’ve always wanted to dress like it’s the 19th century. Maybe I’ll DO JUST THAT.

  180. My Style Canvas

    October 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    @Claudia, thanks for letting us know who she is! Wow what a doll. Love her hair, makeup and her dress. And great job capturing the beauty of the model and the background.

  181. RebeccaK

    October 13, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Found image? Wow! Painterly indeed.

  182. Kimberly

    October 13, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Whaaaaattt? Who looks like this? Amazing! I’m fascinated by this pic. Love.

  183. une chatte grise

    October 14, 2011 at 1:34 am

    On first glance I thought, “Fin-de-siecle burlesque!” Then I scrolled down and saw that this beautiful woman is, in fact, a dancer. How utterly cool. Thanks, Claudia, for her name & the YouTube suggestion–you’re right, she is terrific!

  184. Ruslana

    October 14, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Wonderful picture:-)
    I like it!

  185. jenny

    October 14, 2011 at 3:53 am

    as i typed in your url, i was thinking how your posts of late have been of trendy “fashion” people (not that there is anything wrong with them!), and i was hoping to see a photo of someone completely unique and inspiring. as soon as this photo popped up, i gasped. she was exactly what i was hoping for.

  186. Jane

    October 14, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Beautiful, colour is stunning and I really get the painterly thing.

  187. Ishita Roy

    October 14, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Everything from her outfit to her expression speaks has a magical aura. Love the umbrella!

  188. Name*Liliane Montes Coutinho

    October 14, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Fantastic…it’s seems from old days and yet so fresh and beautifull1
    Top picture!

  189. Spirale Rouge

    October 14, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I can’t stop coming on this blog, the photos are so beautiful. Specially a picture like this one. Everything looks perfect here, the model, the facial expression, the background…and it’s a time-travel, this photo could have been in sepia (but it would be a shame, the harmony of colours is too stunning here).

  190. Alexandra

    October 14, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I had exactly the same impression (about Sargent). I saw other pictures of her on her website; honestly Scott, you’re the only one who makes her look like a living painting of John Singer Sargent. What a great gift you have!

  191. amalita

    October 14, 2011 at 7:39 am

    the best picture ever

  192. Zambullida

    October 14, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Can I use this picture in my blog?

  193. Johnny

    October 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

    This is awesome! Feels like she just popped out from another century.


  194. Channy Burden

    October 14, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Such beautiful colouring. Simply gorgeous… Although I do worry about her vitamin D levels.

  195. Madeleine

    October 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    WOW. i wouldn’t have that braveness, but i really like it. the blue is amazing.

  196. Name*

    October 14, 2011 at 10:12 am

    so nice

  197. Marisa Alma

    October 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

    One of my favorites. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? It is perfect. Ahhhh….

  198. Angie Arsenault

    October 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Oh,absolutely John Singer Sargent! Madam X in the flesh. (And now I have the Rufus song stuck in my head!)

  199. G.L.T

    October 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Its sad that I do not see more of this in real life. Just beautiful.

  200. Naomi

    October 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    this is just stunning…she took my breath away for a good minute.

  201. Sharon Rose

    October 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    This image is just perfect. She’s like a living piece of art… fragile, vibrant, beautiful. Surreal! Thank you, Scott, for capturing this moment and for sharing it with us. I am amazed at your gift yet again. Cheers!

  202. Deborah

    October 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Beautiful photograph! The colors in her hair and dress are absolutely lovely.

  203. LUCIA

    October 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

  204. Marica

    October 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

  205. The Fashington Press

    October 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Only in Paris! This is my favorite picture of yours so far! Your exposure is so sweet I need help breathing!

  206. karina

    October 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    realy beautiful colouring!! i love this!!!

  207. Cara

    October 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I have no adjectives that have not already been said.

    This clinches it, however: I am buying myself a parasol.

  208. Paula

    October 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Wow, what a vision. Sigh… so beautiful. She does look like a lady from a painting.

  209. Saba

    October 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    A Boldini painting, the embodiment of his work. Please, track her down and show us more of this creature from betwixt heaven and earth.

  210. Judy

    October 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    She’s totally exquisite! Fantastic photograph!

  211. margo

    October 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    how I love this outfit, this woman, this pose! How charming to find someone like this in ordinary life (although I do still think Paris is special, I guess).

  212. MrAJBx3

    October 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Omg that is so pretty i love it!

  213. Liv

    October 15, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Oh my goodness, you are spot on. She’s absolutely a Sargent. Looks like she walked out of the canvas for a spot of vitamin D.

  214. Fran

    October 15, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Beautiful Eve La Plume ! She seems not from this world…stunning

  215. Sora

    October 15, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Love her aura and that velvet dress. Amazing

  216. Ella

    October 15, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Pretty insightful. Thanks!

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  217. LatteLisa

    October 15, 2011 at 7:09 am

    is she for real?!!

  218. leigh

    October 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

    For me.. she is the whole reason I ADORE the Sartorialist. To think she would be walking around Paris, for only the Parisians to enjoy.

  219. vintage wedding rings

    October 15, 2011 at 9:22 am

    A gorgeous look from an era gone by!

  220. Susan

    October 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Wow….she does appear to be a living portrait/painting (and a most lovely one at that).

  221. Alyssa

    October 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I like her finger wave. I was actually thinking about trying that with my own hair just the other day… she is lovely.

    Shop vintage here ♥

  222. Jeff

    October 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Amazing location and subject. The umbrella completes this in every way

  223. Kay

    October 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Wow! Talk about stepping back in time. She’s beautiful! The epitome of feminine.

  224. Jen

    October 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    as much as I think she is stunning, the whole look is just too costuming for me… doesnt scream fashion at all….

  225. Chloe

    October 16, 2011 at 12:26 am

    simply wow! love the entire look – the best ever you’ve photographed!

  226. martine

    October 16, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Lovely. It looks like a painting, but with more life. Wow.

  227. Christopher Yong

    October 16, 2011 at 4:47 am

    this is sooooo poetic!!! … Thanks Scott for this beautiful image ^____^

  228. Solitary Diner

    October 16, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Wow – she’s absolutely stunning! Just goes to show that interesting is always more beautiful than conventional.

  229. Incognito

    October 16, 2011 at 7:50 am

    This is Eve La Plume! The most famous burlesque italian performer! She actually has a very personal style which is between the Marie Antoinette period and the XIXth century . You can also feel it in her shows. She also designs her own clothes. I am not surprised to see the photo has been taken in the Jardins des Tuileries, it perfectly fits her. I must also add she is a great collectioner of antic clothes and a lover of Montmartre and Toulouse-Lautrec : you can feel this just by looking at her as she looks like from an other era :).
    Thanks a lot for this pic capturing her beauty.

    Shug’A'Very from Incognito

  230. caterina

    October 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    she ‘s Eve la Plume, a famous italian burlesque dancer.
    So delicious!

  231. Jhov

    October 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I love her hair & makeup, however I can’t help but feel that she just walked out of broadway/dance practice or something.

    Beautiful girl nonetheless.

  232. Professionaldawn

    October 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Tres belle!

  233. PeninsulaDetail

    October 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    This is stunning. Absolutely stunning. I want to know her story. She looks so unexpected and alive and vibrant.

  234. ringtales

    October 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    it’s true she does. do you have to be a burlesque dancer to run around so darn fabulous?! i mean ought we not go in this direction and retire the yoga pants and ponytail?

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    October 17, 2011 at 5:08 am

    She’s so adorable. Like from the Claude Monet paintings.

  238. kirsten

    October 17, 2011 at 5:42 am

    now THAT is real beauty

  239. la femme

    October 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Sargent, exactly.

  240. Abby

    October 17, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Its an excellent shot! Simply love what she is wearing and how the whole mood is brought into this photo.

  241. Panka

    October 17, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    That’s my favourite picture since I followed your blog! She’s amazing, looks like jumped from a Jane Austen novel to the 21th century.

  242. Mr. McGinnis

    October 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm


  243. Saret

    October 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    madame e Monsieur…. : she’s………….. “Eve la Plume” …. amazing Italian Burlesque performer!

  244. Name*miranda

    October 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Someone who is confident enough to channel her inner self. How wonderful. and how pretty.

  245. Elena

    October 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

    A Moulin Rouge dancer.

  246. antique engagement rings

    October 18, 2011 at 7:18 am

    What a beautiful photo.. she’s stunning!

  247. simona

    October 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

  248. Silvia

    October 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

    eve la plume!

  249. Mathilda

    October 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Stunning! I love it when people have the courage to be real avantgardists!

  250. Samantha Tse

    October 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Amazing. I’m speechless.

  251. Holland

    October 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

    scrump, scrump, scrumptious!

  252. Mercedes

    October 19, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    wauw absolutely stunning! and she realy looks like a John Singer painting. love it!

  253. berenger

    October 20, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I love that she makes vague period references – as if from different films (but she doesn’t try for a specific period ‘look’). She makes herself modern and old at the same time. Very romantic – like she stepped out of the cutting room of a period movie studio.

  254. Lucy Andrews

    October 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Stunning outfit from head to toe, and a beautiful girl to go with it.

  255. Kristy

    October 22, 2011 at 4:20 am

    She is a work of art.

  256. Clarissa McIntyre

    October 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Tragically Romantic

  257. V

    October 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Eva La Plume

  258. Amanda

    November 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Wow! She is incredible.

  259. Willian Vieira

    December 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    She’s incredible, beautiful… one of the best photos.

  260. annie

    December 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

    red queen!!!!

  261. Daisy

    March 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    ususally these kinde of costumey people seem too much, but this is so natural, so beautiful

  262. Rosemond

    November 9, 2015 at 1:14 am

    She does look like a painting sprung to life. Even her parasol and makeup are on point. Stunning!

  263. Michael

    February 2, 2016 at 5:48 am

    She’s a faerie…
    Like a being from another world.

  264. Fashion Style

    May 20, 2017 at 2:37 am

    As a photographer, i find all the dress are perfect if the subject is beautiful

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