Sunday, February 3, 2013

On the Street….The Nine Streets, Amsterdam


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  1. Marta

    February 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

    She looks lovely, the boots are amazing.

  2. Denisa

    February 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

    That pic is like always so nice. I always see a atmosphere and real live from that pisc. You make always perfect pics. Have a nice day.

  3. GIAA

    February 3, 2013 at 11:40 am

  4. Charlie

    February 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Love the simplicity of her black against the vibrancy of the street art. The coloured scarf makes a great link. Shiny tights, thank goodness, because otherwise I would feel quite cold looking at this!

  5. Mary

    February 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    So pretty and clearly does not suffer from cold temperatures!

  6. comme fraiche

    February 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    her bare legs gets your attention in the cold weather, as well as the graffiti on the buildings in the background

  7. Laura

    February 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful photo, love the touch of red from the scarf!

  8. Sandra

    February 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Très sympa..!

  9. KG

    February 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I LOVE bare legs in the winter. Showing off leg when the rest of you is bundled up is so incredibly sexy, while still being classy.

  10. Iliyana

    February 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    beautiful! love her hair!

  11. Irene

    February 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Crazy ! I would be freezing in those conditions. Anyways I like the pop of red in the look!

  12. Clothierin

    February 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    fantastic look but, OMG, what a sacrifice!!! ;)

    Greetings from Berlin

  13. MaricruzLA

    February 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Is she wearing tights?

  14. Monsieur Marcel

    February 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    The juxtaposition of the inanimate figures with the young lady has the surreal effect of giving them life.

  15. Rikki

    February 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    More people should do leg in the winter!

  16. Lauren at adorn la femme

    February 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    This image is so alluring because of her long sexy bangs and motor cycle boots! One might think her legs are cold but she is wearing nude stockings!!

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  17. Lelli Family

    February 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Amazing beautiful scarf&boots

    Mom Cesy from Lelli, italian fashion family

  18. Nataya @Chachamisu

    February 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I simply like this simple look. The pop of color is great one.

  19. TYF

    February 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I’m not sure why you were compelled to take this picture. Nothing particularly interesting save the fact that she doesn’t dress for the weather. It almost feels like a picture from your earlier years, when it didn’t take much to grab your attention.

    • Isabelle

      February 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Legs grabbed the attention.

    • Jussi

      February 4, 2013 at 6:49 am

      She actually does. Winter in Netherlands isn’t so harsh that a pair of tights wouldn’t fend it off. Sun is shining so I’d guess it’s 0°C or warmer – which, actually, doesn’t need any kind of winter gear.

      Nice, carefree photo. Liking the legs. :)

    • Martine

      February 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

      She grabs my attention. And Scott has already said that he didn’t care much about other peoples concerns about how they think one should dress for the weather. Its pretty much obvious that she isn’t a tiny bit cold, so if she is comfy, then she IS dressed for the weather. Just not to your liking. The long sweater, the boots, the red scarf are definitely attention grabbing, and her legs seal the deal.

  20. Lace and Chiffon Fashion Blog

    February 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  21. Reptilia

    February 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Love her shoes and the background!!


  22. James W

    February 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Her legs aren’t bare… she’s wearing some shimmery sheer tights or pantihose. The effect is lovely in the sun.

  23. Sarah

    February 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Very cool and sexy, and it looks like she might be wearing nylons, which would keep the look warm and practical.

  24. Sheik59

    February 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    She reminds me to Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders 30 years ago, both lovely…

    • Roman

      January 6, 2014 at 1:04 am

      That was my first thought as well! She looks very cool!

  25. Sadikin Gani

    February 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Red knit scarf met black. Cool.

  26. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    February 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    • Leo

      February 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Would be nice if the photog’s shadow wasn’t in the pic.

  27. Cornelia Edwards

    February 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    This is not in the Nine streets of Amsterdam, it is in Spui street, I walk past the Van Gogh everyday.

  28. Eva

    February 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Love the boots with the oversized sweater but it must be so cold with her bare legs! xx GIVEAWAY

  29. Carola

    February 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    this boots so cool!!! she’s so nice! :)
    new post on Purses in the Kitchen!

  30. Mica

    February 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Really like the red knit scarf against the black outfit :)

  31. Sevan

    February 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    They’re looking at you, kid !

  32. Théa Unknown

    February 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm



  33. Victoria

    February 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    black, red and snow are just enough!

    you positively should visit Oslo sometime

  34. Sandra

    February 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I adore her look!

  35. monkeyshines

    February 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    amazing pop of orange!


  36. Tamagat

    February 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I like this photo !
    I like the contrast of the model with the look of Van Gogh.

  37. Celina

    February 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve never suspected to see skin-colored pantyhose on the sartorialist.

    • Naomi

      February 4, 2013 at 1:56 am

      Me neither…

      • MHR

        February 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm

        me either….

  38. Jules

    February 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Hope you had fun in my hometown ;) !!!

  39. M3

    February 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Got to love her.

  40. The Viewfinder | Kevin van Diest

    February 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Another shot of Amsterdam, nice.

    Why letting her stand in front of that wall? Just curious …my POV she kinda blemds in to much so she doesn’t stands out (even though shot wide open).

    In this shot it seems like the surrounding in more important / overrulimg the subject(her).

    Don’t think you actually reply on your comments…. But hey, I won’t know if I don’t try.

    Keep in mind, I love your work. Great insprarion for me!

    • Simbarashe

      February 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      I would surmise by the amount of underexposed glare in the frame that Scott probably tried to photograph her from the other side first but the sun must have been too bright. This was taken either just after sunrise or just before sunset when the sun is at its most merciless. One can also take into account that when the sun is in these positions, there is so much UV that bounces up from the snow that it’s near impossible to shoot a subject in front of the sun because finding the right combination of ISO/shutter speed will probably result in a loss of significant contrast. As his shadow — he’s surely taken way too many photographs by now for that to have been a ‘mistake’. What often gets lost when looking at street style portraits are the circumstances; all you see is what he snapped. We have no idea how crowded the street was, or who or what was behind him… we just trust that this is the photo he had to take, because he’s a professional who’s taken 100s of 1,000s.

    • Martine

      February 4, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Or maybe he liked the wall. I do. I thought about it too. But decided she doesn’t get lost, the wall helps give more interest to the setting without detracting from her. Maybe its a mistake but one that works better then the correct way.

      • Monika

        February 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

        Personally, I didn’t even notice the wall. All I saw in that picture was the girl.

  41. Suzanne

    February 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Hmm. I don’t see anything amazing in this outfit. I like the backround though.

  42. Andy

    February 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I’m aware that it’s cold and nasty outside this time of the year, but even so, this outfit is spectacularly boring.

  43. milex

    February 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    The most interesting thing on this photo is actually the street

  44. Rachelle

    February 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Love the pop of red.


  45. Anne-Sophie

    February 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Ces 3 personnages tournent leur regard vers le photographe… amusant !

  46. Simbarashe

    February 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Who says you gotta cover up in the snow?

  47. Style Anywhere

    February 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    love the background!

  48. Kat

    February 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Quintessentially beautiful Dutch woman: beautiful skin, legs from here to tomorrow and understated chic. You captured it perfectly!

  49. Jason

    February 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I love it!!!

  50. Jennifer

    February 4, 2013 at 12:23 am

  51. une chatte grise

    February 4, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Lovely simplicity… her hair (excellent bangs!), boots, and shimmery tights give a minimalist look just enough pizazz.

  52. Gabrielle

    February 4, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I honestly feel uplifted by this photo! Great capture.

  53. yvonnelw

    February 4, 2013 at 1:25 am

    what struck me was her blunt bangs

  54. Namrata

    February 4, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Like the contrast of black and red!


  55. Xeana

    February 4, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Gorgeous photo! Amazing scarf!



    February 4, 2013 at 3:57 am

    nice and simple style

  57. Jolanda

    February 4, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I love the background! Beautifull painting of Van Gogh.

  58. Chahrazad

    February 4, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Nice outfit! Awesome to know that you were here in The Netherlands.


  59. style-xyz

    February 4, 2013 at 5:00 am

    love her style!

  60. Marián

    February 4, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Great look and picture!!

  61. Ines

    February 4, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I live in Amsterdam, and there are plenty of much more interesting outfits than this one, believe me. Scott has not yet explored the city as in depth as it deserves, and this pic is a proof of it. I think it was mentioned before aswell, but this is not one the Nine Streets of A’dam.

  62. Supal {chevrons and éclairs}

    February 4, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Loving the legs and hair!

  63. Lex

    February 4, 2013 at 6:47 am


    I like your shadow in the shot.
    In my home country of Australia it can be very difficult not have your shadow in the picture at most times of the year, precisely of the clarity of light there.

    It’s also very in the tradition of Italian neo realist/French cinema verite which, like your blog- were all about capturing life and everyday people on the street.

    The director/photographer is always present and influences the shot/scene/encounter with the subject.

    It’s important to not always perpetuate the illusion that they’re not.



    February 4, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Boots – perfect. For snow and fashion.

  65. CBC

    February 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

    love amsterdam….the first thing i noticed were how good looking the people are…

  66. Daisy Roadster and Coco

    February 4, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Such a simple black and red/orange look !

  67. Juanita

    February 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

    She looks so cool, is so pretty, has a lovely coat, fab scarf, good boots and great pair of legs but sorry ……………… those tights are truly awful! x

  68. john b pritchett

    February 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

    The red scarf really helps out an otherwise ho-hum outfit. I’m def not pro-bare legs in winter, Brrrr!

  69. Martine

    February 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I like her in front of that wall. She still stands out, but she isn’t the first thing you see. The wall is. Interesting. I thought photographers weren’t supposed to do that. But its a great picture anyhow. Looks more interesting then if she were standing in front of something plain.

  70. ava

    February 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

    um, are shimmery sheer pantyhoses back??

  71. jason

    February 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

    someone else beat me to it–but she does remind me of Chrissie Hynde. She looks great but those bare legs must be cold! A great photo.

  72. Ms. P ea

    February 4, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I can just hear my mother, telling this young woman to get those bangs out of her eyes! And, even though I don’t like to admit it, I have to say that in this case I agree with mom. The bangs are a tad too much.

    P.S. Mom would also have had a word to say about the bare legs in winter…

  73. Bronson

    February 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Van Gogh photobomb. :)

  74. Lo

    February 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I know this has been a bit of a redundant topic throughout your winter weather posts, but bare legs in the winter just drive me crazy! I just find it so distracting to look at. Instead of thinking about how great she looks, I just think about how she’s trying too hard. Living in Toronto, it’s just reminiscent of far too many ladies who parade around the clubbing district half naked in in below zero weather trying to look ‘hot’.

  75. Lo

    February 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    a PS to my last comment: I live for bare legs and have always hated layering in the cold weather, but it’s fun to embrace it as a challenge, like coordinating looks based around tights, or putting great men’s dress socks on instead of having bare ankles in between my skinnies and oxfords.

  76. Lala

    February 4, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I think that the effect of bare legs is produced by this little, familiar object called “pantyhose” (which are back this season big time, aren’t they?). .. She is really gorgeous. I particularly love the haircut and the strength she exudes!

    I’m very partial to Scott’s earlier images, which always captured something unique about (seemingly) ordinary people going about their lives, and still giving off an interesting vibe through a small detail of their outfit, a pose or even hand gesture. I miss that old, more “ordinary” Sartorialist sometimes (you seem to focus on the super-fashionable jetsetting fashion crowd more these days). This photo reminds me of these older images. I love it!

  77. Alessia

    February 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm



  78. Jacque

    February 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I wonder if her stockings are Frangi Pangis

  79. Colony

    February 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I’m loving the murals behind her in this shot, plus I’m so jealous that she got captured with street art like this. Wonderful photo!

  80. nora

    February 5, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I love everything about this outfit and this shot. I like the darting on the back of the jacket that creates the effect that she is wearing old-timey bloomers. The hair and boots are kind of tough-looking but the shimmery tights are ladylike. Love it!

  81. Lydia

    February 5, 2013 at 7:20 am

    How the heck is she surviving without covering her legs?! Amazing. And so are her boots.

  82. Helen

    February 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

    You really should go to Antwerp! You go to Amsterdam, to Paris, so why don’t stop in the middle of your trip in the city of Dries Van Noten, the city where Raf Simons has made his first fashion steps? I’m just saying… :-)
    Take a look at my streetstyle blog, I would be very honoured because I’m a huge fan of yours!

  83. zia

    January 5, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Outfit, her hair and the background…all make this picture perfect…!
    Best, Zia

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