Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On the Street….Via Alesario, Milan


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  1. lolli

    November 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

    love the trumpet dress

    • SM

      November 21, 2012 at 5:36 am

      Yes – I love the bright vibrant colour as well as the proportions of this dress.
      The Pigalle are also perfect!

      • andreea

        November 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

        the louboutins looks like they hurt a bit. auch!

        • momo

          November 22, 2012 at 3:17 am

          Not to be annoying, but I believe the shoes are in fact Prada (?) and not Louboutins given the beige soles and the vaguely visible golden name tags.

          • nancybee

            November 23, 2012 at 3:39 am

            I love a well-made shoe from anywhere/anyone, and these are beautiful. But I hope extreme styles like this will one day be museum pieces, just like the instruments of torture that women in China a century ago endured for beauty.

        • Name*

          November 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

          Not everything is about maximum comfort, or people would wear pajamas and slippers everywhere. Beauty has been shown to produce positive health effects. So a pair of gorgeous, sexy shoes that make a woman feel like a goddess instead of a shlump will not be going away soon. Or ever. But hopefully people will start worrying over their own health instead of judging others someday soon.

  2. My Vintage Curves

    November 21, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Finally a curvy girl! I love it

  3. Nico

    November 21, 2012 at 4:33 am

  4. Margherita

    November 21, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Such a great dress, loving the color and the shape

  5. My Daily London

    November 21, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Loving the shoes!!

  6. the italiano

    November 21, 2012 at 4:44 am

    The color of the dress is wonderful, and It is cute within those shoes.

  7. Aly Piatkowski

    November 21, 2012 at 4:44 am

    the colour and cut of this dress is stunning, really beautiful shot.

  8. Aly Piatkowski

    November 21, 2012 at 4:46 am

    The colour and the cut of this dress is stunning, great shot.

  9. Rachelle

    November 21, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Gorgeous picture of a beautiful woman. One of my fave.

  10. chelsea

    November 21, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Good to see a curvier woman on here for once :)
    ….and she looks gorgeous!

  11. This is Belgium

    November 21, 2012 at 4:53 am

    In fact, I would like to see the face of this lady also

  12. Name*

    November 21, 2012 at 4:59 am


  13. Caitlin

    November 21, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Everything about this is sexy.

  14. roelien

    November 21, 2012 at 5:22 am

    so this outfit caught your eye, huh?
    i find these headless shots a bit disconcerting, disrespectful even, maybe more so because they seem to be of women most of the time. i suppose the idea is to focus on the garments/proportions. it doesn’t entirely work that way. i would have liked this lady’s head, just to see the person instead of the body.

    • SLOMO

      November 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Oh, stop..

      • C. Michol

        November 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

        No, she’s right. There’s something really not nice about the headless/faceless shot.

        • jules

          November 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

          I must say I thought the same thing… Did she have a bad hair? Was it something Scott didn’t like about her face?….

          • Carelia

            November 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

            You all have to consider the fact that many people request their faces be cropped from their pictures before being posted in a public website or blog. If this is the case, I find it VERY respectful. Anyways, this is a great picture and the subject headless or not…I think is outstanding!!!


        • Martine

          November 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

          No, she is not right. Regardless if this was Scott’s decision or the person’s if this is how they decided to present it, then so be it. There is nothing “not nice” about it. Stop trying to make something out of nothing. Its no different then presenting a portrait without the outfit. No photo shows everything.

          • Holly

            November 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

            Whether you discern it or not there is, unfortunately meaning to be inferred from images. If this was not the case we would have no analysis of art/photography. Removing the persons head (center of thought, intellect, personality) from the image does suggest that these are less important, possibly unimportant, in comparison to the thing shown (body and clothing, material parts of being, sexual/sensual elements of being). I believe this is what the previous people find disturbing about the image.

            I personally reserve judgement about the right or wrongness of cropping someones head from an image, but I do find it interesting – more in regard to the person doing the cropping and effect it has on its viewers than anything else. I also not, as stated above that it might be done purely for reasons of confidentiality.

      • Name*

        January 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        But one of the best things about an outfit is its ability to convey who a person is in such a way often renders speech and even eye contact superfluous. Do we really need to look into her eyes? The outfit is her message, and this photograph respectfully conveys it. In fact, it reminds me of Kelly Reemtsen’s paintings, which vividly demonstrate the strength of the headless image.

    • Stephanie F.

      November 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      I always think that they asked not to be shown, maybe shy!
      A lovely, curvaceous woman!

    • Darrell

      November 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      I consider it a courtesy when someone does not show my face when they are illustrating my fashion choices with closeups of my body parts. No matter how lovely they might be, mind you. I imagine other people may wish to remain anonymous as well. Well done, Scott!

    • Patrick

      November 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      I think that most women would greatly prefer to not have their face shown in a picture in which one of their nipples is clearly visible. The dress is vulgar, but at least Scott spared her some embarrassment.

      • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

        November 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

        I just don’t see how this is vulgar. Because it shows the curves of her body? The body isn’t vulgar. We don’t live in a society where one has to cover up for fear. I think she looks beautiful. Of course I’m curious about her face, the photo is intriguing. I also think that whatever she looks like, she’s lucky to have a body like this, and fortunately she’s able to show it off in beautiful clothing. Good for her.

      • Martine

        December 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

        Dude, people don’t have control of their nipples. NO a bra doesn’t stop it from happening. Some women have no problem with it, some have a bit of problem with it, some have a lot of problem with it. It depends on your..err sensitivity. What do you suggest she does; Wear a sweater all the time, cut off her nipples, or wear a bra of metal? It happens, and its A OK.

      • Lissa

        January 9, 2013 at 1:43 am

        Firstly, that is not a nipple but a component of the dart in the dress. It is too far on the side to be anatomically correct as a nipple.
        Secondly, what is wrong with a nipple if it were? I don’t see that as vulgar, I see your judgement of it as uptight and sexist (I don’t see you making the same comment if it were a male nipple in question. )

    • Sue

      November 22, 2012 at 12:54 am

      I thought the same thing, why faceless? She is telling her story, it is incomplete without her face

    • fouad

      November 22, 2012 at 2:45 am

      Body minus the head.
      I think with the head, this photo would be the picture of the year
      Great shape…..Gym+Diet
      Wonderful dress+Shoes…..Elegant

    • Els

      November 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      The lady may have preferred not to be portraited recognisably, did anyone ever stop to think about that?

      • SLOMO

        November 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

        Exactly. And if the shot was specifically about her body – is that a bad thing? Spotlight is made known of different body types/parts all the time without it being objectifying. If a person had ‘amazing’ eyes, and a picture was taken with emphasis on the persons eyes..would you be offended? Would you demand to see their feet?

        • robyn

          November 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

          I agree with you SLOMO. It’s visual not politics.

  15. Iliyana

    November 21, 2012 at 5:23 am

    love it! it reminds me of SALSA!

  16. Gelolas_Vintage

    November 21, 2012 at 5:26 am

    in love with her curvy body!! (vintage online store)

  17. Marián

    November 21, 2012 at 5:37 am

    So beautiful look!!

  18. Eva

    November 21, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Stunning and colorful = perfect!

  19. Laura

    November 21, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Those shoes really can be worn with anything!

  20. Maru

    November 21, 2012 at 5:46 am

    It’s nice to see a curvy woman, I’m kind of tired of the same straight size model body type.

  21. KZBaby

    November 21, 2012 at 5:57 am

    The shape of this dress is superb. I especially love the external darts at the hip and waist which give it some added interest.

  22. chromdot

    November 21, 2012 at 6:02 am

    this is oh so perfect. the color of course is superb, but the curves do the job! it is so feminine yet modest (maybe except the nipple, but they are very sneeky bastards ;-)

  23. Amaia

    November 21, 2012 at 6:02 am

    That dress and those heels really suit her figure! I would have liked to see her make-up and hair too.

  24. Peter

    November 21, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Just gorgeous …

  25. Rhoda Wong

    November 21, 2012 at 6:20 am

    love that color! what a pop!

  26. Sara

    November 21, 2012 at 6:24 am

  27. marakakali

    November 21, 2012 at 6:25 am


  28. Clara

    November 21, 2012 at 6:26 am


    The kind of look i alwasy dream to have!!!

  29. Maria Ana

    November 21, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Those legs in those shoes…stunning!!

  30. Biancamaria

    November 21, 2012 at 6:42 am

    This is a Silhouette!!

  31. Courtney

    November 21, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Nice to see a bit of shape in the woman. Interesting choice of colour – love the mix.

  32. gonzo

    November 21, 2012 at 7:04 am

    wonderful, can we see a full body picture?

  33. Sevan

    November 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Curves galore.
    This makes me think of Marilyn Monroe.

  34. Marta

    November 21, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Such perfection. I would have loved a softer shoe with this, but the colour, the curves, the lines, the body – so awesome.

    • berenger

      November 21, 2012 at 8:51 am

      I disagree! I was moved to comment about how I finally get the point of pointy shoes with spikey heels. It is that they contrast so well with a curvy sillhouette… on the right woman, in the right dress. I also love the contrast of shiney black patent leather with a bright dress in a soft fabric.

  35. Gonzo

    November 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Wonderful, can we see a full body photo?

  36. SunKissed

    November 21, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Love the curves! Finally!! More real women photos would be great.

    • Daria

      November 21, 2012 at 8:44 am

      As opposed to all the photos of fake women we usually see on this blog?

      Don’t delegitimise other body types, please. All women are ‘real’ women.

      • Tonia

        November 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

        Great point.

  37. Lexi

    November 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Va Va Voom! Beautiful curves

  38. cakes and Manolos by ela hester

    November 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Is she a blond or brunette…?

  39. Sophie

    November 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Magnifique, sublime!

  40. C // Project Mintbean

    November 21, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Awesome colour. Also… I kind of need to sew a frou-frou hemline like that on all my skirts now.


  41. Denisa

    November 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Really amazing dress, I would like to have it at home. Wow.

  42. Susana

    November 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Such a fan of turquoise…must be my Miami influence…LOL! Love the shape of this tulip dress, and find the hip darts amazing! Such a great look/fit for a curvy woman! Great workmanship.


  43. Lindy702

    November 21, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Absolutely stunning POV, the curves and lines in this are ‘spot-on’…her style is impeccable and color perfect.

  44. Elena

    November 21, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Such a beautiful shot! Love the color and the shape of the dress!

  45. Tonia

    November 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Wow ..that dress ! What a beautiful colour and shape. She has a lovely figure.

  46. Roger O. Thornhill

    November 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Lovely! I would love to have seen her face.

  47. Chuck B

    November 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Va va voom! Killer dress, killer bod. Love the look.

  48. Monsieur Marcel

    November 21, 2012 at 9:52 am

    This picture is a good test of a my vital functions (off the charts!).

  49. margarita

    November 21, 2012 at 9:55 am

    everyone seems to love it…can’t see why. to me this seems to be just all kinds of wrong. the dress looks like some marzipan tart nightmare and in combination with the pointy shoes…phew, no. but maybe it’s just me.

  50. sb chica

    November 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Va-va-voom….bella !

  51. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Style Blog

    November 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Wow I love this blue and the way the dress shows her curves… so feminine!

  52. GWG

    November 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Amazing cut and colour! Love it!

  53. springflowers123

    November 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

    love those timeless Prada heels…

  54. Rebekka T

    November 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Perfect shoes, perfect dress.. But why did she had to leave out the bra?

  55. Elaine

    November 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

    This is fantastic! She has a great figure and this dress shows off the beautiful curves of her best features. Totally confident and gorgeous.

  56. JR

    November 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

    It’s nice to see a more full-figured/the average woman spotlighted on here.

  57. Peter

    November 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I’ve been noticing a trend in the photos on this blog of women standing with their feet crossed as this woman is. Is this evidence of rampant self-consciousness? Never would have expected that from European women.

  58. steve

    November 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Am I the only person wondering if this is Garance? Great legs? She owns those shoes, and has been loving this silhouette.

    • annabela

      November 22, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Steve, Hi.

      No I don’t think it’s Garance, although she has a fantastic curvy figure, as this woman does…she is very petite. Both of them have great legs, but Garance’s are differnt from this womans.
      Also, i think Garance would have worn a bra. She tends to be a bit modest.
      ORRR…I could be all wrong!

      Good call though on the fact that she does love thetulip shape….which is flattering on just about anyone.

      Beautiful dress. Does anyone know who designer is? Want to know!

      Beautiful shot, Scott!

      Happy Thanksgiving in CR!

  59. Jennifer

    November 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    beautiful hemline

    xo Jennifer

  60. Purefecto

    November 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Beautiful dress! Love the color!

  61. *sP

    November 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    i look like this woman and i believe this is what they used to call, “healthy”, she is lovely and so is the dress! awesome color especially

  62. lee

    November 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    The best shot on the sight.!!I am in love

  63. Hay

    November 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Ferosh. Dress.

  64. Ashir

    November 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    How in the world does this woman count as “curvy?”

    • Elaine

      November 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Can we all please take the “fat” connotation out of “curvy”? Curvy is curvy as opposed to “athletic” or “boyish” This woman is slim and fit, but has beautiful curves. I once called myself curvy and had a friend chastise me for low self-esteem mistaking that I was calling myself fat, this made me very sad.

      • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

        November 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

        I’m with you! Curvy is not a euphemism for fat.

  65. george s.

    November 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Speechless. absolutely gorgeous everything; shoes, dress, the fit, the shot. love the vintage look.

  66. Dip It Black

    November 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful trumpett dress!


  67. Gian Luca M

    November 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    this is just loook that every woman should have: great!

    Gian Luca M

  68. Debbie T

    November 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I echo the comment above. If this is classed as ‘curvy’, then perceptions of body size have shifted – not surprising when we are bombarded with emaciated ‘ideals’.

  69. Lelli Family

    November 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Great outfit, beautiful dress and its color; in addition Alserio street is located in a wonderful district of Milan ….. wow!!

    Lelli, italian fashion family

  70. Melissa

    November 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Curvy? She is still super slender. I have a butt that sticks out but I’m still a small size. Anywho, I love the dress. Would definitely wear it. As for cutting the head off – I think the whole idea is so we look at her figure and dress rather than her face, because really what’s the thing we look at first? Always the face! I think it’s nice to see a different shot for a change :)

    • Martine

      November 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Not in my eyes. I would call her curvy, especially the calves. Its not a big deal, but why are we putting quote marks around curvy? I suppose everyone sees it differently, and that is fine.
      She definitely knows how to dress for her more rounded womanly shape. Its harder for someone with that kind of shape to look so wonderful then for a more slender woman, and she does this with perfection.

  71. Fashion Bags

    November 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Amazing body.

    • Maija

      November 22, 2012 at 5:22 am

      I agree. And I have to add, that even a “curvy” body craves workout. I have similar behind, and it’s mostly muscle ;D Those curves are built as well you see. I really connected with this photo, mainly due to the similarities in the body shape. Beebing my own horn :D

  72. Ariel

    November 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Sexy. Delicious.

  73. Chaima

    November 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    The colour, the shape, the curves, everything fits just so perfectly, love it!

  74. Mark W.

    November 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Great photo. She looks great!!

  75. Kat

    November 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    If she is “curvy” at all, she’s on the very very extreme low end of curvy. She’s actually extremely petite. What a silly notion to consider this woman to be sooooo full figured as most of you seem to have put it. She has a beautiful body, but come on people.

    • Martine

      December 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      She is curvy to some people, and not to others. I think however we all agree she looks beautiful. But more to the point why does everyone who sees a woman as being bigger get attacked? I have read many comments on pictures of slender women saying ” she needs a sandwich” or even “I find her ugly because she is too thin” But call someone “curvy” as a COMPLIMENT and its the end of the world?
      And why do I have a feeling that the same people that get huffy at the mere idea someone thinks a woman is big, are the ones making outrageous insults about women they think are thin? How completely disgustingly unfair.

  76. Blaise

    November 22, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Nice silhouette.

  77. Erica

    November 22, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I love everything about this… the color, the shape, the shoes!

  78. Alessia

    November 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    love the color!


  79. Crystal Granderson-Reid

    November 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Love the emphasis on her womanly frame and “to die for” calves. So well done.

    • Martine

      November 25, 2012 at 11:44 am


  80. Oh, play it louder!!

    November 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    She is a real woman, if you know what I mean. And it’s a pleasure to see such beautiful colors, shape. Everything is perfect, even the way she cross her legs.
    Very good shot!

    See you,

    • Tonia

      November 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      No – I actually don’t know what you mean, I really don’t. In my mind, all of us women are “real women”. There is more to a woman than her figure. Very thin women are real women and very large women are also real women. But as I said, I am not 100% certain I understand you distinction between real and ….fake women, perhaps?

  81. PJT

    November 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    What brand is this dress? It’s amazing.

    • Hkgb

      November 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      My guess is Roland Mouret from the external darts, color and cut

  82. bebel Niemeyer

    November 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

  83. ll

    November 23, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Garance a petite girl? I remember her as very tall, and add to that her signature heels.

    • annabella

      November 26, 2012 at 7:50 am

      By ‘Petite” i was not referring to Garance’s height, (i should have been more clear). I was referring to her dress size…which we know is size 0 – 2, and I think this woman is a different size. My comment wasn’t a judgement….they both have beautiful bodies that look gorgeous in this dress.

      Anywho, no matter who the mystery woman is, she has stunning style, figure and stance!

  84. SmilingStyle

    November 23, 2012 at 2:25 am

  85. Jules

    November 23, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Love the color of her dress – stunning !!

  86. Samii

    November 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Love how the skirt flares out from the sleek lines.


  87. Vlasta

    November 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for those comments!:) u can see my face here

  88. Sylvia

    November 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    The dress looks like Lanvin to me! Alber Elbaz is Israeli-French for GOD!

  89. Dea

    November 25, 2012 at 3:49 am

    These Prada shoes are perfection! Love the dress too!

  90. Annie

    November 25, 2012 at 8:41 am

    fabulous dress, shoes and the hanger is key. However… where is the head?

  91. Martine

    November 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

    The dress emphasizes the best parts of her shape, the color enhances her skin tone, and the shoes play up her athletic calves. Well done. I never get it all in one simple, perfectly sophisticated outfit. But she does. And I bet she dresses this well all the time. I can just tell and I am very jealous. She looks like she is too subtle and classy for Louboutins.

  92. Anders

    November 26, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Very female, very lovely!

  93. Lady

    November 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    This is simply beautiful. Turquoise is quickly becoming one of my favorite colors.

  94. Mira

    November 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    shoes are perfect, geometrical shape and proportions, real perfection.

  95. Mira

    November 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Perfect shape of the shoes, almost geometrically. A real perfection. Pleasure for watching and when comes to wearing? Not sure.

  96. Istanbul Diary

    November 29, 2012 at 7:05 am

    What a curve! I’d love know the model..

  97. Ronnie

    January 26, 2013 at 4:38 am

    her curve with the color is just divine.

  98. Wayne

    January 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Very sexy.

  99. Alison

    February 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    i think the ‘headless’ shot adds mystery … nothing negative. It highlights the curves and pose….

  100. Genteel Flair

    March 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    So much beauty…and this is without seeing what she looks like. (Lovely dress.)
    Do visit:

  101. Eleonora

    April 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I like the colour of the dress: it’s like a little, delicate wave, that fluctuates on the streets.

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