Wednesday, May 14, 2008

On the Street….Soho, NYC


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  1. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 8:30 am

    She shows that taking risks with matching colors can be successful.Looks like she stepped out of a Gauguin painting.Lovely!

  2. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 8:44 am

    She looks great.It’s so colorful set :)

  3. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 9:03 am

    WOW. love it!

  4. amk

    May 14, 2008 at 9:12 am

    This is great and looks so fresh!

  5. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I wish my hair was like that!

  6. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Primary colors!

  7. do you like my tight sweater

    May 14, 2008 at 9:25 am

    united colors of benetton :}

  8. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Love bold use of colour

  9. momo

    May 14, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Love the colora, love the confident pose (no pigeon toes!).

  10. Trapiello

    May 14, 2008 at 9:36 am

    I love the colours,the mix…it is great!!!

    • Michael the man who sews

      July 18, 2017 at 3:21 am

      I agree!

  11. Hijabi Apprentice

    May 14, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Wow! The colors look gorgeous on her skin!

  12. shop liquorice

    May 14, 2008 at 9:52 am


  13. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 9:53 am


  14. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Beautiful young woman! She does not allow the bold color to swallow her up.

    I think tying her hair back is a nice way to show off her face. But I do hope that she lets what appear to be abundant soft curls go wild sometimes.

  15. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:03 am

    yum. gorgeous.

  16. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:09 am

    AMAZING color. I could do without the finger-less gloves, though.

  17. John and Beatrice

    May 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

    This conjures up glorious images of the artistry of David Hockney. His inspiration hits Soho. Bravo!

  18. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:25 am

    It’s not just color–it’s shape and proportion also. I like the way her arm echoes the scarf. She is wrapped but open somehow–like a hug.

  19. bomb.ass.ting

    May 14, 2008 at 10:27 am

    tight sweater at 9:25 am is so right, she is really doing it up benetton style. It works for her so well.

  20. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I’ll see your two scarfs and raise you three.

  21. Heather

    May 14, 2008 at 10:49 am

    She is sooo beautiful. The bright colors really make me smile! Seeing her on the street would make me happy, that is what fashion and personal style is all about!


  22. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:52 am

    it’s perfect.
    i wish i could see what she was wearing on her feet!!

  23. Annie

    May 14, 2008 at 10:56 am

    i love this-FIERCE!!

  24. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:58 am

    The effect of the bold colors would have been totally different on someone of a lighter skin hue; the effect here seems richer and more eye-catching. The touches of black and gold are supreme; she isn’t overdoing it with accessories and her ensemble is seasonally appropriate. Fantastic!

  25. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:59 am

    So nice to see some colour. Black clothes are soooooooooooooooo booooooooorrring.

  26. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 11:08 am

    primary colors!!!

  27. Kate G.

    May 14, 2008 at 11:18 am

    From hair to posture, it’s all in the drape. AND the gloves add perfect punctuation.

  28. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 11:22 am


  29. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Who dares wear the primary colors? This young lady does. Bravo!

  30. thepommeshop

    May 14, 2008 at 11:28 am

    The first thing I thought was Benetton! She’s absolutely gorgeous and confident… I am inspired. Loving these last three photos, such style, such sass!

  31. Iheartfashion

    May 14, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Wow! Like visual coffee!

  32. Anne Corrons

    May 14, 2008 at 11:54 am

    This mix of colors is really wonderful even if i’m sure it’s not easy to wear it!

  33. norawoah

    May 14, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Primary color party! Stunning.

  34. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I can’t help asking myself why I left NYC!!! It brings back so many memories….(long story)
    Thanks for them!

  35. Cosima

    May 14, 2008 at 12:14 pm


    I subscribe all of the above: primary colors against the black skin.

  36. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    United Colors of Benetton was the first thing that came to my mind. Great outfit! Jorge from West Palm Beach

  37. clarissa

    May 14, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    absolutely beautiful. i also love her gloves – such an underrated accessory.

  38. 532

    May 14, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    i love her combination of colors! especially that coral red and the blue

  39. MsSvelteNY

    May 14, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Just beautiful!!! An effective way of welcoming the warm weather. She looks like a walking blooming flower. Even with with the black fingerless gloves.

  40. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Attitude enhanced by fashion. America’s Next Top Model, take note. This is how it’s done.

  41. d.B.g

    May 14, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Totally agree with the Gaugin comment above.


  42. Tess

    May 14, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I am so going to stop wearing black!

  43. cassaundra

    May 14, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    completely gorgeous.

  44. foodiehunter

    May 14, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    stunning and beautiful. lovely use of colors.

  45. Trish

    May 14, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    The colors are gorgeous on her, but what really makes this look come together for me are the gloves.They are so much more about her personality and hint at much more than these cheery colors reveal.

  46. Brit

    May 14, 2008 at 1:48 pm


  47. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Black is not boring, it is very stylish.

    Color is nice on some, yes her,

  48. carrot

    May 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Great mix of color! Fingerless gloves don’t seem to fit in well with the rest of the outfit though.

  49. Fashion-DiscipleXXX

    May 14, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Wow, she looks so great, wish i could see the shoes :(

    stili i love primary colors!

  50. dean

    May 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Like an oil painting … I wonder what her apartment looks like.

  51. pretty kitty publishing

    May 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    The wrapping of the two-toned scarf is achingly beautiful and pairing it with this coral jacket and jewel blue dress is stunning. I wish to see more of this lovely femininity from our city slickers.

  52. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    This woman is bold not only in her color choice but in her stance and choice of accessories. Seems to all work perfectly together and with the approach of summer.

  53. A l i c e .

    May 14, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    She makes me happy,
    that loock whith all personality
    like a view on passarela.

  54. Stacy

    May 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    oh yeah!

    great use of colour, love the gloves, hope the shoes are as rock ‘n’ roll.

  55. lis

    May 14, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    So beautiful! A perfect explosion of color and proportions. I’m curious as to what shoes she was wearing.

  56. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I love the gloves!

  57. Sean Watson

    May 14, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Wow, vibrant colors. Possibly just the lighting, but maybe the colors are too dark for her skin tone, you almost lose her face. However, I love the eccentricity, seems like an urban take on tribal African attire. A few things I’d switch up, but I love the creativity.

  58. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    That outfit is really trying to wear her…….but no way, she is definitely wearing the outfit. Are the gloves a function here, or the latest & greatest ? I like the hint of “smolder” in her eyes. Meow. Thank You.

  59. Marisa

    May 14, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Best. Outfit. Ever. Genius.

  60. ina

    May 14, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous! Orange/yellow and blue work unimaginably well together here…

  61. Lady Lala

    May 14, 2008 at 4:41 pm


  62. Carolina Lange

    May 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    She is beautiful and knows how to use color!

  63. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Now that’s a portrait! Love. Everything about this image is awesome: Her attitude, her stance, the draping of her cardigan over her left hip, and the folds of her scarf, the bright primary colors against her skin tone. Simple and hardcore. Awesome. I want this on my wall ;-)


  64. underneath

    May 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Wow -a totally unique look. She is incredibly beautiful! Love the total look -I wonder what her shoes were like! You are a magician with color.

  65. Tiffany Tse

    May 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Who knew that these colors would work so well together! I don’t know if I could pull off these bold shades, but I’d certainly like to try.

  66. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    love her outfit.
    Will you ever come to San Francisco?

  67. Danielle

    May 14, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    oh, i’m in love. look at those gorgeous colors and textures and that pose. 100% gorgeous.

  68. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    She looks ama-zing…..

  69. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I love how she matched the colors to her skin tone ( lovely skin BTW )

  70. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    even if the outfit was not as fabulous as it is, i would support it just because of that color blue. and that jacket is FIERCE.

  71. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 9:12 pm


  72. Candace

    May 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Oh, the wonderful world of scarves!

    LOVE IT….such bold colors that contrasts her skin beautifully and that pose looks effortless!

    I wonder what her bag and shoes look like…

  73. Kendall

    May 14, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    From a solely palette based point of view, these colors work great with each other and the different textures make each piece stand out in significance. Speaking through fashion, I love the minimal approach to accessories that still speak volumes about the outfit as a whole. I just hope she is wearing a good shoe!
    Mr. Schuman, I frequent your site but rarely comment. Pictures such as these show your true appreciation for the human condition and artistic command. Thanks for the daily pick-me-ups.

  74. Rebirth of Fly

    May 14, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    She pulls off the primary colors palate flawlessly. Love the gloves, too. Gorgeous!

  75. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Hey Sart! I know that heaps of people have asked what shoes she’s wearing — are they biker boots? I seem to remember you saying that you don’t like them as they chop off a person’s legs mid-calf (at the widest and most unflattering part of the leg) and wonder is that why you cropped them out? I reckon that given her leather fingerless gloves, biker boots might suit her….share Sart, it’s killing me!

    P.S. Come to Sydney to see colours like this every day of the year!

  76. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    I love the fact that she’s used color and minimal texture (from what I can see in the photo) to create such a striking, original look.

    She didn’t need to pile on a million patterns, bangles, accessories, tights or other random things to get it.

    Only thing: her face doesn’t get as much attention as it should but it might be the light…

  77. Claudia

    May 14, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    I love your site and this is why – so full of style & color & the photography is just fantastic.
    But, living in Hilo, Hawaii, I had to laugh, thinking of doing a similar blog here. You just wouldn’t believe what passes for fashion here, tourists and residents alike. Actually, it’s not a bad idea….

  78. karolina

    May 14, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    this is right outside my jobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb. ugh ugh ugh!!! i wonder if i was working the day you shot this!

  79. The Conscious Snob

    May 14, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I love how she was being unconventional and just threw these vibrant colors together. The scarf is a beautiful touch, and I would kill to see what shoes she were wearing.

  80. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 12:06 am

    i love it i love it i love it
    she looks like a gelato

  81. bour3

    May 15, 2008 at 1:01 am


  82. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS use of primary colors.

  83. andrea

    May 15, 2008 at 2:10 am

    What is the point of living if you don’t go crazy with color. Really….

  84. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 4:53 am


  85. ks

    May 15, 2008 at 5:15 am

    superman colors :)

  86. pika

    May 15, 2008 at 6:20 am

    i agree with what sean watson said. the first thing i thought when i saw this was, “wow, that looks so african” from the colours and their combination to the billowines of the fabric and even the proportions and the gold accent of her jewellery. especially with that beautiful dark skin – it makes me think of western africa in particular. simply stunning.

  87. Gabrielle

    May 15, 2008 at 6:26 am

    Oh, I wish we had more women using colour in this manner in Paris. Visually she is taking a risk, but she pulls it off superbly (which makes it all the more impressive). Here women still rely on black (they almost drown in it) to make a statement: this just sings with the promise of a hazy summer…

    Are you listening, Paris? Stop taking yourself so seriously and splash on some colour!

  88. Lucy

    May 15, 2008 at 6:48 am

    Great mix to go with her complexion. Me (a pale redhead) could never wear this colour mix – but I could completely do this look in browns, greys and greens.

  89. Anna

    May 15, 2008 at 8:39 am

    absolutely and stunningly amazing!

  90. Martini

    May 15, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Hot! People are always afraid to wear color. she does it well.

  91. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:18 am


  92. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    @ 2:42

    Black is generally a cop-out from true creativity and the work (and expense)of putting together an outfit that really co-ordinates. It is boring 99% of the time.

  93. bakingwithplath

    May 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I love the scarf and bright colors! They work so well together.

  94. Delilah Garside

    May 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    What did her shoes look like?

  95. dai

    May 15, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Beautiful scarf!!! Beautiful outfit!

    The only thing I don’t like are the gloves. They look like biker gloves and she looks so pretty that I don’t think they stand out in a good way.

  96. Andromeda

    May 15, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    She looks like a superhero!!

  97. style slicker

    May 15, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    wow primary colours!!!


  98. Lester Nelson

    May 15, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    I think the biker gloves speak volumes about her personality, and I’m so glad she wore them. They take her outfit to another level. They say, “I may be pretty and cheerful, but there’s more to me than that.”

  99. Ann (MobayDP)

    May 16, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Talk about a burst of colour! Must have been lovely to see her on the train or walking down the street first thing in the morning :)

  100. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 1:07 am

    am i the only one that watches Americas next top model??????
    come on people. HE”s an icon.

  101. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Wow! A big, beautiful bowl of gelati!! i love it!!

  102. Lalalaura

    May 17, 2008 at 9:36 am

    she’s just so cool and bad-ass. love the outfit. would like to see the bag though.

  103. Anna Lloyd

    May 17, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Amazing combo. And on her, even better.

  104. HaleyBobb2333092

    May 17, 2008 at 10:27 am

    the colors are phenomenal.
    i want to look like that every day of the summer!

  105. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    This young lady is a glowing goddess!

  106. jana

    May 18, 2008 at 5:52 am

    the color palette for this outfit is right out of a Mondrian. Primary colors are so nice…

  107. Catherine

    May 18, 2008 at 6:14 am

    The colours are stunning, but no one has pointed out the weight of the garments, which I think is part of why it works so well… There is a translucent, gauzy quality to the scarf and even the jacket that makes the colours work together so much better than if they had been blocks of solid colour. It just lightens the whole thing up.

  108. Dominican Enigma

    May 18, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    The woman is beautiful. i would never have thought those colors would look that good together. I love love love it!

  109. La Niña Cangrejo

    May 18, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    me encanta!!

  110. Suzana

    May 19, 2008 at 12:06 am

    When I see this photo I see a modern Wonderwoman. She pulls of the bright color coordination nicely. I think she would have been a great avant-garde Wonderwoman better dressed than some of the safer choices at the recent Superhero Exhibit party at the MET..

  111. Anonymous

    May 19, 2008 at 6:54 am

    I have to comment, even days later: this is an utterly fantastic look!! First thing I thought is that she must be a model, but then again, maybe she’s just an incredibly creative and stylish normal being; gasp at the possibility!!


  112. Never Enough Shoes

    May 19, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Such an awesome use of colour! I love the attitude too.


    May 21, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Primary pretty. These colors are brilliant.


  114. thevegasstyleguy

    May 22, 2008 at 3:33 am



  115. Deea

    May 22, 2008 at 10:22 am

    wow, generally neon colours don;t mix that well toghether but she pulled it out.great and tonic combination.

  116. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 3:37 pm


  117. CHIC NOIR

    May 23, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    she is simply stunning. I love the play of bright colors against dark skin. I can now undestand why desingers like to use dark skin against light colors.

  118. Famished4Fashion

    May 24, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Beautifully Benetton. Every color in this image couldnt be more perfect. Gorgeous.

  119. allie wu lin

    May 29, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    love love love this. the bright colors against her beautiful dark skin is wonderful.
    i sometimes feel like i look suffocated with too much around my neck, but she pulls off all that material well.

  120. Anonymous

    June 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    This is so beautiful. Like a gorgeous tropical bird. Instantly puts me in a good mood.

  121. andre

    June 3, 2008 at 9:34 am

    what a colour mix!
    i love it

  122. miss ghesquiere

    June 3, 2008 at 10:54 am

    FAB.TIME. love love love love. shes so happy and vibrant and robustly colorful! i wish more people would have her… thing!

  123. Anonymous

    July 9, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    i know her!

    wow her style is great.

  124. JaZze

    September 12, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    thank you everyone

  125. Anonymous

    August 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    her skin color is amazing.makes the colors look great

  126. Dan

    August 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Love bold!

  127. julian

    October 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Take away those awful gloves and this brings a gorgeous and refreshing splash of perfectly coordinated bright sunny tropical colour into an urban landscape

    Very beautiful vibrant colours and textures that are a perfect complement to her flawless skin tone

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