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  1. Mimosas and Me

    November 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    First photo from India and it’s amazing. Would love to know the story behind this dress

    • WOWS

      November 17, 2014 at 11:18 am


      Kisses from

    • Stark Photography

      November 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Dress is awesome! Great capture, Scott!

    • Reggie James

      November 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Loving the use of darkness within this photo.

    • andreea

      November 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      i would like to know her story! :)

      • J

        November 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm

        Its an Indian woman of an undeterminable age sitting on her behind looking at her phone to see if she has any messages, She is also posing for a photographer, because that skirt wouldn’t normally fall that evenly. As son as she stands, she will look quite average, even dowdy. But the way she sits there now is attractive. That is the story. A beautiful moment for an otherwise unremarkable subject.

        • JessieBerlin

          November 18, 2014 at 8:58 am

          I wonder what prompts you to repeatedly stress how “unremarkable” she is (in your comment regarding the man on the flower market, you repeat your sentiment). I assure you, most of us look “average” when not set in scene. Even models and movie stars walk unnoticed in the crowd. If they ARE noticed, it is not due to their beauty, but rather to the fact that they are so omnipresent in the media that people tend to recognize them. I live in a big city, and I often travel by public transport; often I see somebody in the subway or on the bus who is very beautiful, but nobody seems to notice, not even if the person in question is actually a model or actress whom one might recognize if who were to look closely.

          • JR

            November 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm

            Well replied Jessie! You’re absolutely right!

    • Martine

      November 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Its a skirt and a shirt, isn’t it? Perfect casual outfit.

  2. Simbarashe

    November 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    THAT is a beautiful woman.

  3. Gap

    November 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Great shoot! Love this iphone app!!
    XOX, Gap.

  4. glamdevils

    November 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Wow that pic is amazing! She looks marvelous!

    xx Mira

    • Karen

      November 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Agree! Love this pic. Her shoes and bag are very intersting too! The shoes remind me of lady bugs. :)

      • Mavis

        November 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

        That is a very sophisticated patch work, just beautiful. She’s using her iPhone to put on her lipstick, how modern is that? Love the ladybug shoes, homemade?

  5. lindy702

    November 17, 2014 at 9:20 am

    ..beautifully composed and wonderful color palette..stunning image.~

  6. Molly

    November 17, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Beautiful photo.

  7. Miri

    November 17, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Simply beautiful! Love this shot.

  8. sbchica

    November 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Yes….beautiful woman, beautiful shot. Love how her skirt is falling all around her.

  9. nafis

    November 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

    i love.

  10. Kp

    November 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Her skin tone is part of the color story. Bravo.

  11. meg

    November 17, 2014 at 9:44 am

    if not for the iPhone, this photo looks like it could have been taken decades ago! GORGEOUS!!

  12. sarah

    November 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

    This ranks as one of my favorite images you’ve ever posted. The lighting and colors of her clothes is absolutely perfect!

    Would love for you to enter my Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

    x Sarah

  13. Olga

    November 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

    gorgeous and sophisticated…

  14. swingsnowman

    November 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I couldnt believe that Indian Women will wear as pretty like her. My perception is that they would only wear bling bling sari. How shallow I am……

    • Alessandra

      November 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

      This is prejudice… Even because sari is just another kind of cloth. It’s not because is not occidentaly worn that is not pretty.

      • JessieBerlin

        November 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm

        Oh yes! A few years ago I started collecting old saris – the cloths are so opulently beautiful. They would not suit me as apparel, so I decorate them around the house as curtains, tablecloths or bedspreads.

      • Martine

        November 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm

        have to admit that I find the saturated colors and busy embroidery fairly ugly. But hey, maybe the sari wearing world finds jeans ugly.

        • JessieBerlin

          November 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

          I’ve never been to India, and I may be wrong, but I don’t think the world is partitioned like that any longer (sari-wearing/jeans-wearing). Aside from that, I think I have never seen folklore that I find truly ugly. One can tell that it has evolved from environments, customs and beliefs that are deeply rooted in the respective society, and yet there are often surprising commonalities, similar or even identical patterns and color schemes. Lots of traditional fabrics that have nothing in common regarding cultural origin still look fantastic together: Turkish kilims combined with Indian kantha, African batik… you name it. Check out the website of the incredibly creative Californian designer Kaffe Fassett, whose work is inspired by shapes and patterns from all over the world!

  15. beth

    November 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Oh Scott, this is beautiful. The steely blue steps balance all of the warm colors. Gosh, I just love this.

  16. Noemi

    November 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful photo. As a woman, I find so chic the gesture of applying the lipstick.

  17. Liz

    November 17, 2014 at 10:12 am

    her outfit is gorgeous

    giveaway on my blog!

  18. kelsey

    November 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

    love how this feels like a moment paused

  19. Mary

    November 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful! I like whatever she has done with the cuffs on her blouse.

  20. From The World With Love

    November 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful elegant..such an harmony LOVE love this really tells a story…
    Yael Guetta

  21. Helen

    November 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Beautiful. An image to build a story – or two or three or hundreds – on. Beautiful.

    • Simone Fraser

      November 17, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      I’m thinking the photo befits a fashion spread, or film, if we might be so lucky. Gorgeous photo, on the whole.

  22. Love CompassionateLee

    November 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Gorgeous ensemble :)


    November 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Mumbai great place

  24. Ade

    November 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

    When I saw this i immediately started smiling… Love how the tones of her outfit complement the tones of the environment…

    Sent from Sartorial List for iPhone

  25. Lis

    November 17, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Amazing, Scott! India =intensive color! Enjoy your journey! =)

  26. Valerie

    November 17, 2014 at 11:26 am

    This is amazing, what a moment! Is that her bag? stick a fork in me, i’m done.

  27. Nicole

    November 17, 2014 at 11:31 am

    That skirt is absolutely gorgeous! Great shot.

  28. Fashion Snag

    November 17, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Love this shot!

  29. Nico

    November 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Love her look and the chic attitude!

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  30. Megan

    November 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to India, it looks so beautiful and inspiring.

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  31. Modern Granola

    November 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    What a beautiful photo!

  32. TeMo

    November 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Wow. The vibrancy of the ‘neutral’ colors due to the fabric, the lapis/indigo blue and composition of the skirt is just wonderful. I also love the mix of lady like with the boyish shoes. Just beautiful. And thanks that it is India and not N America or Europe. Fashion and style really being global. Love it.

  33. JV

    November 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Great shot. The way her skirt is flowing around her is lovely.

  34. Hanna

    November 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Such a beautiful photo! It could have been from a setting a 100 years back from now, apart from the mobile phone.


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  36. ELitsa

    November 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Amazing picture, looks like it has been curated….

  37. Jean-Marie Detré

    November 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    stunning !!!!!

  38. LEE @ Modern Granola

    November 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Love this.

  39. Archana

    November 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Scott, this is amazing. I am Indian. And i am so excited to see what you post in the next few days.

    As always, stay safe if you are carrying expensive equipment.

  40. sophie

    November 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Beautiful photo…

  41. effie

    November 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    after a long line of somewhat controversial photos, a really graceful one! :)

  42. SMAP

    November 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, stunning photo.

  43. Chahrazad

    November 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Wauw, such a beautiful photograph!! Amazing.


  44. Peppermint Dolly

    November 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    My favourite of yours yet – gorgeous portrait!!


  45. J

    November 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Its pretty when she is sitting like that, but I am sure its its frumpy as soon as she stands.

  46. Aga's suitcase

    November 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Awsome photo. She looks fantastic

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  47. Ramona

    November 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Perfect match! Amazing girl!

  48. Anne

    November 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful picture…

  49. Taj

    November 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    If her phone was a mirror compact and her stylus a lipstick, I would think I was looking at Audrey Hepburn.

  50. T

    November 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Modern day Audrey Hepburn. Truly, this is one of the most evocative photos you have posted to this blog so far, not just because of the sitter’s beauty, but because of the fantasies this composition inspires.

  51. Librarian Lavender

    November 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I love her outfit!

  52. Jung T.

    November 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    So lovely lady!!!

  53. Jung T.

    November 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I want to have this dress and these shoes!

  54. Karen Farber

    November 18, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Simply gorgeous!! Well done :)

  55. Wendy

    November 18, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Gorgeous dress fabric looks like silk

  56. ayu

    November 18, 2014 at 8:14 am

    To me, her beauty is in the way she’s checking her reflection in the phone.
    Her bag also looks interesting.
    I wonder which part of Mumbai this was taken at.

  57. pippi hepburn

    November 18, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Beautiful. Even the colors that are usually too dark for me. Love to see that all over the world, girls are just the same. We love to love ourselves, Amen!

  58. Jenny

    November 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    C’est magnifique, j’adore

  59. becky hutner

    November 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    this woman is sublime.

  60. Milex

    November 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Red lips all over the floor…

  61. Ai-Ch'ng

    November 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    All those muted colours are so strangely exotic here.

    Normally, we associate bright colours with the exotic: here, however, it’s just the opposite.

    Perhaps it’s all those contrasting patterns in her dress – not just her surroundings and the palm trees (they always bring to mind warmth and faraway, holiday places).

    She has such serenity, poise and elegance in this lovely photo: it’s a perfect moment, perfectly captured.

  62. karoline

    November 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful photo!

  63. Tiarra

    November 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Her complexion against her blouse..
    The contrast of her skirt with the green, brown, gray, background colors…
    To me, this photo captures her unique elegance as a woman.

  64. Charles Choxley

    January 8, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I can tell you that the dress has movement to it, so when she sits it would move away from the body. I don’t think she placed it. Great outfit elegant woman

  65. Fotografo Bodas Madrid

    March 1, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    woooooow! Gorgeous dress and photo!

  66. SJK

    April 11, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Jessie Berlin, couldn’t agree more with your comments… how anyone can use the word ‘unremarkable’ in conjunction with this woman, and indeed this image, bewilders me! She is the picture of elegance, and it matters not to me whether she has been styled for the shot or not.. it is enough for me to see her there in her moment of quietude.. and enjoy it. This is an image I will keep in my mind. Scott, capturing a moment like this, of a woman’s routine in ‘dressing’ is a talent and you have dealt with your subject gracefully. Women go through this ritual often, and it is rarely visible. This image captures both the individual and the universal.

  67. Psicologa Infantil

    May 19, 2015 at 3:48 am


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