Thursday, May 14, 2009

On the Street……Young Sydney, Sydney

I don’t know if this shot is from the fashion editor, the photographer or the dad in me. This young lady just looked so charming with her cute but quiet style that I had to take the shot. Maybe it is as simple as I just wanted to share a portrait of a very cool kid from Sydney.


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  1. Jane

    May 14, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I think you need to be all three (father, fashion editor and photographer) to have captured that enviable moment.

  2. Simone

    May 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Good Choice!! Love the play on texture. She definitely has style!

  3. Oh Dear Charlotte

    May 14, 2009 at 10:22 am

    she looks very sweet :) love the plaid on her

  4. Nan Myers

    May 14, 2009 at 10:29 am

    all of the above…lovely.

  5. Magsli

    May 14, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Rarely does someone so young possess such poise and grace. She looks like a young Natalie Portman. Love the watch!

  6. Zandre

    May 14, 2009 at 10:37 am

    well said Jane, my thoughts exactly :D

  7. David

    May 14, 2009 at 10:39 am

    And I’ve just read your post under the photo – I think it may be the dad!

  8. Mujer imperfecta

    May 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

    fresh and calm moment of beauty

  9. Barbara

    May 14, 2009 at 10:43 am

    This outfit wouldn’t be anything without the hat. That brings it all together.

  10. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 10:45 am


  11. Brigitte and Serge

    May 14, 2009 at 10:51 am

    In my view, it’s always best to be an ostrich…especially an ostrich in repose…extra-ordinary!

    xxo BB

  12. E

    May 14, 2009 at 10:52 am

    she looks adorable!

    & such unexpected contrast between the background and her, I like it.


  13. Fannah

    May 14, 2009 at 11:01 am

    the fringy blouse is adorable. she looks like a young audrey tautou to me..

  14. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 11:03 am

    wow! how lovely, beautiful and amazing photos ! but i will like to if you write litlebit more? (;
    ps. sry i’m not good at enghlish

  15. Henry

    May 14, 2009 at 11:06 am

    It looks very simple, but very good. I especially like the old digital watch she is wearing. nice touch. very retro.

  16. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 14, 2009 at 11:16 am

    She is adorable!!!!!!

  17. lunarzie

    May 14, 2009 at 11:18 am

    she's very pretty. i love her hat and ruffle shirt <3

  18. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I’ve got that exact same watch. It takes me back to my childhood in the 80′s

  19. mybeautyaffair

    May 14, 2009 at 11:26 am

    wow.. her checkered shirt looks very pretty with some frills edges on front.Love her hairband that suits her.

    I never seen one like this in Singapore.

  20. Mr Brown

    May 14, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Check: Check
    Smile: Check
    80′s digital: Check

    = winner.

  21. Dustyflint

    May 14, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Very cool, indeed.

  22. Yokoo

    May 14, 2009 at 11:45 am

    What a face! This is charming and I like that she’s not all dolled up. She comes off stylish and non trendy.

  23. melissa

    May 14, 2009 at 11:53 am

    what a sweet photo. thanks for keeping this blog up to date whenever you can, wherever you can.

    i like looking at your photographs as fashion photography, but also photography about life and how each face has a different story to tell. your photographs never fail to cheer me up – even in my less than happy moments they always seem to take my mind off things even if for a while.

    i know you get many compliments and am unsure as to whether you have time to read them all but if you do read this, i hope this can be a source of encouragement to you too. i hope this little comment can add a little colour into your world as much as your blog has added into mine :)

    hope to see you in more parts of england soon!

  24. Good-Grace

    May 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    She is adorable. (Reminds me a bit of Natalie Portman…)

  25. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    She just looks so honest. This is perfect and beautiful!

  26. suzanne nelson

    May 14, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    The hat makes it – she has such a sweet face. Another one of your masterly portraits, perhaps we should invent a new word – the ‘Sartrait’?

  27. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Such a sweet child!

  28. ana

    May 14, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    This lady has a great style, I love her watch and her hat

  29. XAVS

    May 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    She looks sweet indeed! Yeah, and besides the plaid shirt is quite nice! Every now and then, there is nothing like a natural face!

  30. diane

    May 14, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    God Scott, she looks so fresh and unaffected. I love this photo.

  31. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    indeed a cool kid. i’ d stock up on blouses of that type and/or style.

  32. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    i think its cute but i feel like i see it all the time

  33. Soren Lorensen

    May 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    like a wild flower

    instead of one planted in a big bed or arranged in a vase


  34. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 2:33 pm


  35. princess glee

    May 14, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Perfect for her now and I’m hoping she keeps some of this cute but quiet style forever.

  36. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Never worry about bad hair days. Isn´t indigo blue just lovely? Let´s make the world worth her.

  37. die Blume

    May 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Anon 2:48
    What a lovely thought!

  38. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Here’s hoping she keeps her independent spirit and personal style. She is a lovely young woman.

  39. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    soooo adorable

  40. monalisa

    May 14, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    OMG – Cant stand it – She’s just too adorable.

  41. NVA

    May 14, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    her watch is limited….

  42. Tine

    May 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    We have the same beanie:) She looks so sweet, great photo.

  43. Brigadeiro

    May 14, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    So sweet! Gorgeous photo & subject ;)

  44. Bob

    May 14, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Charming, gutsy and owned. A terrific “this is me” look. Love it.


  45. AnastasiaC

    May 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    what a sweet face…nice capture!

  46. Bookworm

    May 14, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Love the ruffled plaid!

  47. Chad

    May 14, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Someone else said it, but I’ll repeat… she looks like a young Natalie Portman.

  48. Kam Martin

    May 14, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    perfect that such youth already knows such self. love it.

  49. Emily Rose

    May 14, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    very cool kid indeed.. i think it was probably all three of you that likes this photo. it seems very human

  50. Tip

    May 14, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    i love her style – maybe it has something to do with her and I’s love for a good vintage casio watch.

  51.  the angry hedonist

    May 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    wow i have that exact same watch! now i feel less dorky wearing it heheh ^^ its not limited, NVA

  52. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    She’s very cute and I love the watch. But if you wanted plaid shirts and toques you should have come to Canada. On that note I’ve never understood the wearing of toques (aka. winter hats) in the summer.

    PS. we don’t really wear plaid all that much, I don’t think so anyway.

    PSS. I still like the Photo. Keep them coming!

  53. syd vicious

    May 15, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Aww, very sweet. :)

  54. david

    May 15, 2009 at 1:35 am

    if you see the blog I write for the spirit and new ideas appear

  55. beryl h-c

    May 15, 2009 at 1:36 am

    shots like this are why i keep coming back to look at this blog! cute and quiet style that is uncovered…

  56. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 2:42 am

    wow. sweet style. suave and cool.

  57. justbecausefashion

    May 15, 2009 at 2:52 am

    just nice…

  58. just.a.train

    May 15, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I like the shirt. Adds a bit of country charm to her.

  59. helen

    May 15, 2009 at 4:00 am

    that looks so cute, with that beanie! like the golden watch!!

  60. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 4:13 am

    i know this girl (Poppy)
    she’s a beautiful, fun and sweet friend with a coincidental amazing sense of style.

    love you forever pops x

    P.s. i also think you are totally a natalie portman!

  61. melusine_tricote

    May 15, 2009 at 4:20 am

    I love the knitted hat !!!!

  62. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 5:13 am

    The blouse she’s wearing is from Isabel Marant, very soft beautifull fabric!

  63. funkyluv

    May 15, 2009 at 5:50 am

    I love her shit!

  64. cornel

    May 15, 2009 at 6:37 am

    beautiful portrait
    awesome expression

  65. Ashley

    May 15, 2009 at 7:53 am

    She is adorable. Loving the ’80s inspired gold digi. watch.

  66. Mr.Right

    May 15, 2009 at 7:58 am

    The clock is hot! really hot!!,

  67. milly mcmahon

    May 15, 2009 at 8:10 am

    very Amelie!

  68. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I’m wearing exactly the same old, same old casio on my wrist :)

    apparently, vingate casios are the word du jour lately :)

  69. Ayla

    May 15, 2009 at 9:28 am

    she looks like a star in an independent movie, lika a younger Natalie Portman, or what she would have looked like in a follow-up of Leon. so sweat.

  70. agathe philbé

    May 15, 2009 at 9:45 am

    only peole that are less than 20 have that kind of smart innocence in their eyes… great shot!

  71. Kate G.

    May 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve always held to the belief that it takes a real person to shoot a real person. Many photographers never come out from behind the lense. I’ve seen many brilliant shots from a technical stand point, but it takes a heart to capture a heart on the page.

    I love the gawky colt feel of her hands and legs. Good spot!


    May 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    The watch is gorgeous!

  73. JennyMac

    May 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Not just Natalie Portman, but Natalie Portman in “Beautiful Girls.”

  74. lala

    May 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    that’s a very charming photo and I think the watch is definitely an eye-catcher.

  75. Jack Daniel

    May 15, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    such a cute kid!

    It´s probably the father in you. I´m sure it was.

  76. Lydia

    May 16, 2009 at 3:14 am

    The look is made by the up-rolled sleeves I belive. That’s so nice for a lady as she looks at the same time manishly resolute and fragile. The knitwear on her head pretends to be vintage)

  77. Sohiny

    May 16, 2009 at 9:03 am

    cool, sweet, spunky, fresh- so nice! esp the gold digital watch. lovely style.

  78. Anonymous

    May 16, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I actually saw this girl walk past my work with her mum and she made me stop what i was doing and watch her gracefully cross the street. I don’t know her but her elegance and beauty is shocking, even from a distance.

  79. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 12:42 am

    What an absolute angel
    this girl is adorable and carries of her look with grace and poise
    the whole outfit is great and she is very pretty!!!!
    love this photo
    ps. been said a million times but she looks alot like natalie portman!
    xxx gorgeous!

  80. Laura Gerencser

    May 17, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Love the picture of the girl!!

  81. bondi

    May 17, 2009 at 3:21 am

    In my whole life I have never seen such beauty captured on film…..bravo, she’s splendid

  82. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 3:22 am

    love the hat, totally makes the outfit, and those eyes! Wow

  83. liri

    May 17, 2009 at 10:54 am

    good style :-)

  84. Virgin Mary

    May 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    she could be a young Natalie Portman…

  85. John Danner

    May 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    First thought that popped in my head looking at this was young contemporary Edie Beale.

  86. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    hmm…. i don’t really like this outfit… probably because i am in high school and everyone wears flannel shirts, jeans, knit hats, (and UGGS!), but i like the watch and i like her!

  87. noelakadjtambour

    May 18, 2009 at 2:03 am

    she is cool in the way only young kids can be: so unassuming, so unself-conscious, so unhampered by rules

  88. katie

    May 18, 2009 at 3:39 am

    p.s etch bazza :|

  89. Anonymous

    May 18, 2009 at 5:05 am

    beautiful x

  90. talktothewind

    May 18, 2009 at 6:06 am

    i like her hat!!

  91. mimi

    May 18, 2009 at 10:07 am

    @annonymous 11:25PM

    “I’ve never understood the wearing of toques (aka. winter hats) in the summer.”

    its actually AUTUMN in sydney. not summer.
    seasons are reversed southern and northern hemispheres.

    anyways, im excited because I HAVE THAT SHIRT :)

  92. lauren baluyo

    May 19, 2009 at 1:39 am

    what a pretty girl she is! there’s definitely something special about her. and the background of this photo makes me kinda drool with delight! :)

  93. dreamcrusher

    May 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    LOVE the blouse!

  94. Burcak

    May 20, 2009 at 6:29 am

    She’s very cute and I think she looks like younger Natalie Portman. Next time you should come to Istanbul to take a really cute street fashion photos.

  95. The Lady Bug Girls: A Fashion Blog

    May 20, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Very nice! She looks so relaxed and awake at the same time. I love the photograph itself to. The hat and plaid together are great.

  96. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 5:55 am

    this girl is one of my bestfriends i love her style and i love her!
    luv u pops!

  97. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 7:28 am

    a little angel sent down from heaven

  98. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    this young girl has such sweet innocent beauty that seems to shine from within as well as looking so beautifully peaceful.

  99. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    love the blue color and texture of the jeans.
    love to see this little lady in a few years, she’s definately going places.
    beautiful,shy smile!

  100. Sydney Sider

    May 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    perfect style for the crisp autumn weather we’re having. you’ll see the same kind of outfit through the streets of paddington however she is just shining in it.

  101. elizabeth

    June 27, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    is that watch Casio or is it Freestyle???

  102. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 7:26 am

    what a sweetie

  103. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 7:34 am

    i love her gentle innocence. I'm wondering if she's aware of what peace she exudes through her expression.I could look at her for a long while.

  104. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Natalie Portman, Audrey Tatou? Take your pick.

  105. Anonymous

    July 28, 2009 at 6:11 am

    This beauty is my bestfriend of 15 years and will continue to shine her gracious light on myself and others…
    all who have said comments about her style and poise are absolutly spot on
    Poppy is a beautiful person
    definatly a face to look out for
    xx love you hun

  106. Anonymous

    June 19, 2010 at 12:50 am

    too cute!

    she looks likes a model. is she?

    she also looks like audrey Tauto, Audrey Hepburn and natalie portman (gorgeous mix)

  107. Anonymous

    June 19, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Too CUTE


    a mix between a audrey hepburn, audrey tautou and natalie portman… gorgeous

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