Monday, August 25, 2008

On the Street……Stockholm Smile

This was going to be a full-length photo but she looked so serious in each shot.

However each time I lowered the camera she would smile like this.

again, anticipation


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  1. Sean

    August 25, 2008 at 8:46 am

    …and what a smile it is!

  2. Dick Goodnuts

    August 25, 2008 at 8:52 am

    beautiful smile indeed!

  3. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 25, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I have always liked this type of knitting, Norwegian or whatever it is called. I know it comes in and out of fashion, but to me it is a classic. I admire her boldness in pairing it with gingham, and keeping it basic, simple and clean. Great look! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  4. Anthony

    August 25, 2008 at 9:14 am

    i can’t help but smile myself when I see this picture with that description.


  5. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I´m so glad the classic pixie cut is coming back again! Her clothes fit with her generous smile. That´s a typical beginning of autumn clothes combination in the nordic countries, when end of August can be really cool already. Woollen cardigan with cotton mini skirt and a heavy coat, or thick tights with a tiny top and heavy scarf – you´ll be seeing a lot of that I bet.

  6. Alissa Nicolau

    August 25, 2008 at 9:20 am


  7. Kitschen Pink

    August 25, 2008 at 9:21 am

    What a cutie! Maybe the lack of a full length smile was due to shyness. Or maybe she wasn’t happy with her shoes this day. Now we want to see the shoes! t.x

  8. Tess

    August 25, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I love her hair! And that cardi is fantastic. Me want!

  9. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 9:27 am

    she looks GORGEOUS!

    absolutely love her smile!

  10. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 9:29 am

    She´s beautiful.

  11. Diana

    August 25, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I am really envy of her. She is so beautiful. No matter what she wears, it shines harmony out of her.

    I am sure, that even with serious face she is still beautiful, so if you have that full length shot, show us please.

    She is a flat shoe-type girl, so perhaps she wears ballerinas or rather low boots???

  12. The Domina

    August 25, 2008 at 9:40 am

    So adorably sweet. And I LOVE the pixie cut and the cotton/wool pairing here.

  13. Zakuro

    August 25, 2008 at 9:41 am

    i like the combination of red cardigan and navy blue coat.


  14. yariten

    August 25, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Someone from CDG will see that and decide to stitch the cardigan to the dress (or the cuffs of the cardie to the coat!) and, voila, all the hairdressers in Tokyo will be wearing it.

  15. marc

    August 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Such a beauty! Her clothes are so scandinavian. Nothing fits well but, that’s the miracle (maybe the smile, indeed), it works.

  16. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 9:53 am

    It looks sooo cold there but her beautiful smile brings warmth to the photo. Like the sweater too.

  17. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 9:57 am

    fantastic smile. fantastic style. love the dress and sweater with the collar peeking out. the black tights and the navy coat. short, cute gamine hairstyle. she’s got it going on!

  18. Cathy O'Malley

    August 25, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I love the look, her hair and that infectious smile.

  19. Cathy O'Malley

    August 25, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I love her sweater. How cute. Her smile is infectious. She’s a beauty.

  20. suzanne nelson

    August 25, 2008 at 10:24 am

    She’s gorgeous! Her smile is so infectious! i love her haircut and the way her cardigan is working with the rest of her outfit – sort of trompe l’oeil collar and cuffs.

  21. Miguel

    August 25, 2008 at 10:24 am

    And I am glad you cought that smile… Beutiful indeed. Bella, preciosa.

    Pd. I love the cardigan too.

  22. Isa

    August 25, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Beautiful lady and beautiful smile !!

  23. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 10:39 am

    She’s so cute. Lover her style.

  24. starbahks

    August 25, 2008 at 10:42 am

    i love the layering.
    how cute!

  25. Iheartfashion

    August 25, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Great shot! Love her haircut and her smile.

  26. Liz

    August 25, 2008 at 10:47 am

    i think what we have all learned here is that swedish folks are all very beautiful. anyway…i would totally wear what she’s wearing, except for that it almost never gets cold enough to do so where i live.

  27. Jazzbuff630

    August 25, 2008 at 11:04 am

    She reminds me of the song “Stockholm Sweetnin’”. Looks a little like Mia Farrow. What a cutie.

  28. John Christopher

    August 25, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Adorable girl from the countryside. Whether or not that is right, that’s what I’m getting!

  29. ricola

    August 25, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Winter is coming. Excellent job of layering the sweater and coat. Beautiful colours that match her own nicely. A little odd how her shirt waist is sticking out like that though, looks like she forgot to wear

  30. Punkimeowzer

    August 25, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Very sweet look and smile. She pulls of this look effortlessly.

  31. YABlog

    August 25, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Love the fact that this silhouette seems so spontaneous. She could well have woken up this morning, looked out the window, noticed that the wind was up and pulled out some tights, an old jacket and comfy cardie to pop over her nightshirt. Not forgetting to brush those pearly whites, she would have headed for the bakery and newsstand only to bump, whoops, on the way, unexpectedly into The Sart!!…giving her something to grin so impishly about all day.

  32. metscan

    August 25, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Yes,she really smiles nicely and is very cute and pretty. A brave gesture to mix the colorful thick knit with that small,light dress. Well maybe her tights are 60-80 d, otherwise she might freeze herself. Don´t know what the temp. was when you took this photo though.

  33. KEF

    August 25, 2008 at 11:23 am

    She looks wonderful: very happy and confident. I love the hair — my cut is just like her’s and it definitely brought out a lot of similar qualities in me too. I think a great cut really does pull an outfit or style together. She’s the perfect example!

  34. bakingwithplath

    August 25, 2008 at 11:33 am

    She is so precious!

  35. Ms. Lyssa

    August 25, 2008 at 11:37 am

    I love the knit coat and her smile is infectious!

  36. whyioughtta

    August 25, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Love this ensemble–it suits her so well. Would be great if you could add a little shot of her feet…very curious about her footwear selection.

  37. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 11:38 am

    You have a gift for taking photos of people that goes beyond anticipation. I think it’s more like empathy. You clearly are able to establish a relationship with your subjects in a very short time.

  38. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I’m breathless!

  39. Kate G.

    August 25, 2008 at 11:45 am

    She likes you more than the camera, Mr. S. I’m glad you caught her in the act.

    A rumpled cotton dress, a stranded knit cardigan and a pixie cut would be only so much fiber without that wonderful face. Aren’t people wonderful?

  40. havetolove

    August 25, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Its’ a shame you couldn’t have gotten a full length shot with her looking like that it would have been amazing. Then again it works how it is, as it makes me want to go buy those cloths :)

  41. Anthea

    August 25, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    What a cute picture, but even better when you described what was happening when you took the picture. Love her look too :)

  42. Serg Riva

    August 25, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Like a forgotten song found on your ipod, her smile is a pleasant surprise.

  43. Björn Ä.

    August 25, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    She reminds me of old pictures of my mother from the late 70′s when she met my father and they were young lovers in Uppsala. Minus the horrible 70′s glasses.

  44. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    When I saw this picture I scented the clean smell of lavender.

  45. Lauren

    August 25, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    She haves a cool style!

  46. anna

    August 25, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    amazing. Everything, as usual.

  47. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful. I am curious – what is she wearing for footwear?

  48. Jessica

    August 25, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    ok, but now i am SOOO curious about what her shoes look like!!

  49. Candace

    August 25, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    awww look at that smile…the best accessory!!

  50. Kwana

    August 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    The smile pulls it all together.

  51. kacy

    August 25, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    her smile is her best piece of all.

    i would think smiles work the same on any wearer, even if it’s like, a bad hair day. so go, flash it!

  52. KD

    August 25, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I love everything about this shot! She mixes the colors wonderfully and I love the knitting/embroidery on her jacket! I love how she mixed nautical (blue and white striped skirt) with folksy (the cardigan).

  53. Coryn

    August 25, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Oooh, I really want to copy this outfit for the fall semester at university! Very stylish!

    Her smile is darling too.

  54. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    is it that cold in sweden already? I am jealous

  55. S

    August 25, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Everything about this girl is beautiful.

  56. M.

    August 25, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Cette jeune femme est rayonnante.

  57. sunset

    August 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    She reminds me of Natalie Portman with her smile. Beautiful.

  58. Caroline

    August 25, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    she is gorgeous!

  59. lisa

    August 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Haha that’s a clever photography trick.

  60. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    O the master you are.

    Isn’t it wonderful that you can frame your subject as you deem fit.
    How we carry ourselves and wish to present ourselves is an aspect,and maybe even a window into, our personality. You usurp that personality to paste your own image of reality. How silly of people to believe individuality, for it can only exist by its own pure representation, can be fully captured in a photograph. Not that there is anything wrong with putting your mark on your image, you are the artist.

    Yet the assumption in the last line of your post, that anticipation has revealed something more raw, is incorrect.
    By touting the need to anticipate to achieve a great shot, you give more truth-value to that later shot. Yet it is as much a crafted fragment of reality as any other photograph.

    There seems something terribly wrong with photographs– the ability to possess what others , perhaps foolishly, understand as reality. Maybe its the audience who is at fault though, for believing in the reality of photographs.

  61. Aphrodite888

    August 25, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    The mix match are very stylish. I love the cardi. Too bad here is sooo… hot, we have no reason to put on cardi..

  62. porter hovey

    August 25, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Awwww. . . she’s just adorable!! Too cute!

  63. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 4:04 pm

  64. Lawyer Consolidation Insurance

    August 25, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I love the Diamond patern on the cardigan.

  65. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    She’s darling, and the smile is refreshing. Great pic.

  66. Babbling Brooke

    August 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Short haircuts complement beautiful skin, full lips and a big smile. In NZ we are out of season for the photos here – they make me yearn for a new winter wardrobe, and spring is a few days away!

  67. Jonathan Ziegler

    August 25, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I love the pixie cut. And that sweater pretty nice too.

  68. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I’d like to start out by saying that I absolutely love your blog. I’ve been visiting it for about a year now, and I’m always inspired by people’s creativity, and their energy that seems to come straight through your photos.

    My comment, however, is totally unrelated. I’m sure you’ve seen this, but just in case…

    I laughed for a little, and then just felt strange. In any case, have a nice day!

  69. Duchesse

    August 25, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I looked up the weather in Stockholm. 16 to 18C is not cold, and I’m commenting from Canada, where it’s 2 degrees warmer than that today.
    A sweater AND tights AND sweater-coat?
    Vibrantly beautiful girl!

  70. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    OMG! She is adorable! I want to wear my hair like hers!
    I love the sweater peeping out of the coat sleeves, the dark middle area of the sweater pulls the jacket in to make a great outfit. I love the rumpled dress and leggings too. I wonder what she was wearing on her feet?

  71. La Clocharde

    August 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    I like her look. She looks so nice and innocent.
    I’m a big fan of knits too…
    But my favourite of all the pic is definitely her haircut…I instantly thought of Jean Seberg in “A bout de souffle” when I saw her.
    Just lovely.

  72. londondog

    August 25, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    I love the clashing of patterns and fabric textures. She pulls it of as she is simply beautiful in an understated and very fresh way. I love the way her cardie sleeves peek out at the cuffs. Lovely!

  73. San Smith

    August 25, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    this is such an adorable photo – good catch ! I cant imagine such a happy person looking making a serious pose :)

  74. d2fang

    August 25, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I think I’m in love. Great shot!

  75. greavesdesign

    August 25, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Effortless chic, personified.

    p.s. I keep your blog link on my blog to click in regularly… love it!

  76. The Storialist

    August 25, 2008 at 7:36 pm


    This shot makes me look forward to autumn and layers.

  77. -h of candid cool

    August 25, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    her smile is fantastic.

  78. monique

    August 25, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    She’s a perfect 10. I love what she’s wearing but mostly it’s about the fantastic hair and absolutely radiant smile.

  79. chelsea

    August 25, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    she’s breath-taking. i completely agree with everything that kate g. already said. fabulous work, sart.

  80. Holli and Christian

    August 25, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Love this so much! it’s just charming as is hair and smile. Could you please post the full length as well; I’d really love to see her shoes or Boots!

  81. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I love this so much, I cannot tell you. So fresh! So natural! And speaking of which, I always find it amusing when people go on and on about how beautiful the Swedish people are. I see lots of beautiful people around me in North America every day – or elsewhere – but the difference is that Swedish people seem to look like people who actually walk places! And eat healthy food! (And, maybe it’s the pictures you’ve shown, but they don’t seem to bother much with makeup for daytime.) I like this much better than the movie-starlet wannabe looks that so many people over here seem to covet.

  82. Sarah

    August 25, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    great shot! just adorable!

  83. MyraMyra

    August 25, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    A gorgeous smile like that is all the style you need.

  84. sarah Cohen-Smith

    August 25, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    she is absolutely adorable!!

  85. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    soo adorable–I would completely wear this if I lived in chilly stockholm rather than sweltering south carolina!

  86. DJ Pat

    August 25, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    bet she's a fan of belle & sebastian. everyone should have at least a couple of peacoat in the closet like this sweet girl does…

  87. missbuckmaster

    August 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I have her haircut – and often feel like I look like my little brother – so thank you for posting this lovely photo and reminding me it's all about the attitude! she's soooo cute and although we've had amazing weather here in Indiana this summer this photo makes me anxious for autumn, sweaters & tights. :)

  88. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Why so serious?

  89. miss cavendish

    August 25, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    This charming young woman is absolutely beautiful–perfect haircut; gorgeous smile; gamine style.

  90. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 12:11 am

    So tell us more about the
    shoes!Anticipation indeed…

  91. deanna mara

    August 26, 2008 at 12:58 am

    love the combination.

  92. cassaundra

    August 26, 2008 at 1:43 am

    I really dig this look. Not to mention, she is a lovely woman. Ahh … to be in Stockholm.

  93. Carl Fredrik Holtermann

    August 26, 2008 at 3:12 am

    Suddenly everything was 100% sunny day.

  94. ingrid

    August 26, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Scott, are you coming to Norway aswell? Oslo or any other town?

  95. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 7:00 am

    elle est adorable!

  96. Je Ne Sais Quoi

    August 26, 2008 at 7:31 am

    The smile makes the whole outfit.

  97. hamkaas

    August 26, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I love the look and her beautiful smile!!

  98. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 9:31 am


  99. Miriam Parkman

    August 26, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I met this girl last summer at a festival! She was really nice and I also had to take a photo of her… She was so cute! Like a mix between Twiggy, Audrey Tatou and Audrey Hepburn, I think.

  100. Jimena

    August 26, 2008 at 11:11 am

    She is beautiful!!

  101. Alice Olive

    August 26, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    She’s adorable. Love the short hair.

  102. Carolina Lange

    August 26, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    She has a beautiful smile!
    Adorable girl, adorable outfit!

  103. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    a modern day amelia earhart!

  104. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    I think. I should want to marry her.

  105. Sohiny

    August 27, 2008 at 3:14 am

    this photo springs alive. lovely girl.

  106. Ida

    August 27, 2008 at 6:20 am

    Just FYI, people – it’s NOT that cold up here (yet), we’ve got around 68 degrees, not too shoddy.

    I think people (like this gorgeous girl) are just OVER the summer look and feel of clothes and want to move into fall. Does that make sense?

  107. Carissa

    August 27, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Wow, look at all the 100+ comments she has had so far!

    This girl is so beautiful! Her smile is so heart-warming and I absolutely adore her style.

  108. Anonymous

    August 27, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    The best smile in the world! She is like Amelie! Great photo…

  109. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    She is a doll!!!

  110. Mattie

    August 29, 2008 at 2:01 am

    i normally hate those sweaters but on her it lookd so fab

  111. Mila

    August 30, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!
    Love that outfit and that smile is amazing…..

  112. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 8:58 am

    this is beautiful and sweet
    i like it a lot

  113. kd-m

    August 30, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    adorable, she reminds me of natalie portman in garden state. understated and beautiful!

  114. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    she’s so cute!

  115. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 11:28 am

    I know that you probably didn’t intend your description of this photo to be sexist, Sart, but it does come across that way to me. Your words uphold the stereotype that “women ‘should’ smile; only men are allowed to be serious.”

  116. john

    August 31, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Great smile and even better, such a great haircut!

  117. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I would never have thought of wearing a Fair Isle?patterned sweater with rumpled gingham cotton, but she makes it work. Love her haircut and smile!

  118. Anonymous

    September 4, 2008 at 7:49 am

    I’m in LOVE…..
    can you play cupid?

  119. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 12:03 am

    very lovely!

  120. she is such a darling! i love her hair

  121. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Wow! I know her… Not a fan of the sweater but I like the dress

  122. Anonymous

    October 4, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you for a picture that champions how beautiful a woman can look with short hair. I have this haircut and love it. It takes confidence to chop off your locks and let the world see you with nothing to hide behind.

    She’s lovely and makes the whole look seem effortless, now that is what style is all about.

  123. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:14 am

    beautiful girl and beautiful smile :)
    yet, her outfit is so cute!

  124. April

    January 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    adore the haircut.

  125. battlingthedinosaurs

    February 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I guess a full length photo was too intimidating.
    She looks beautiful anyway.

  126. Anonymous

    March 17, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Delightful! Think I may print this to brighten rainy days in London.

    Also love the typical play in the design of Norge/Sverige knits.


  127. vanessa ordinario

    August 8, 2011 at 11:40 am

    wow! what a great smile! her hair is also gorgeous! her face just matches her outfit! so preppy!


  128. Lindsay

    August 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap!

  129. Melanie

    August 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Impecable! I was just about to cut my hair like that. Her cardigan is just right with the skirt. I would be scared to match those two things together.

  130. Black White Denim

    May 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful jacket.

  131. dave

    May 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

    so cute! i love the pic!

  132. Ginger

    November 20, 2012 at 6:10 am

    What a beautiful smile!, this might be the best outfit whatever you dress. Don’t you?

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