Monday, December 4, 2006

The Shot I Got…And The One I Didn’t

The flea market is such a great place to find a wide variety of styles.

These two gentleman walked by right before the “American Classic” guy.

I think their look is such a nice contrast to his so I’m happy with the shot I got…..but the shot I missed was a photo of the young lady that they were with – Helena Christensen!

She very politely declined my photo request, which is too bad because she still looks stunning.


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  1. Butch

    December 4, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    Like the striped hoodie on guy #2 (reading left to right, that is)…

  2. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    mmm very nice!

  3. Laura

    December 4, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    what was she wearing?

  4. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    Aren’t you going to tell us what she was wearing?!?!?

  5. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 6:09 pm

    holy crap…i have simply GOT to get out more on the weekends.

  6. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    I was just about to say where was Helena. One of the guys is her partner in a boutique they own in the West Village called “Butik”. Too bad about Helena, that could have been an amazing photo I’m sure. I bumped into her a few years in Soho wearing my bag and she was so gracious. I took a photo but that was before all this blog business. If I can only find that photo.

  7. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 6:17 pm

    Love the white knit scarf with the black sweater.

  8. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    even before reading your text, i thought they looked danish. the scarves were a dead give away, lol.

    i hear helena christiansen has a great store in nyc, possibly they were doing some shopping for it?

  9. AnastasiaC

    December 4, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    a great shot – are they laughing at Helena for not wanting her pic taken!!?? what a shame – I love Helena! cant wait to get to her store ‘Butik’ one day….

  10. positive_negative

    December 4, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    That’s interesting, how often do you get declined to take someone’s photograph Scott?

  11. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 6:59 pm

    Helena? The one from the Wicked Games video? I was in love with that woman for a long time during high school I’m sure she still looks amazing.

    As for these gentlemen, they look like they’re from Abercrombie&Fitch (OMG, have you SEEN their home page today?).

    Love the yellow-haired one’s cut.


  12. The Sartorialist

    December 4, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    Helena was dressed very much like they were – a peacoat kinda-thing with a hoodie with the hood up.

    I don’t usually get turned down too often, maybe 15%
    but I feel that is just part of the territory

  13. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    Hot dudes!
    Hot hair!
    Hot smile, and yes!
    the hottest company!

  14. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 7:31 pm

    about Helena passing: maybe she is too public of a figure too be caught in inmortality with no warning.

  15. luvsunflowers

    December 4, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    ….and their great smiles complete the great looks! Bravo!

  16. Stacy (LA, CA)

    December 4, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    Another wonderful shot … They’re both so together and handsome! :)

    And too bad about Helena. As a consolation, here’s a shot of her:

    And here’s The Wicked Games video:

    … and what’s up with Helena? Doesn’t she know how totally cool you and your blog are??

  17. Tamberk

    December 4, 2006 at 8:40 pm

    The blonde guy looks hot.
    Helena is one of the most beautiful models that I have ever seen and she’s very nice, too!

  18. whyioughtta

    December 4, 2006 at 8:46 pm

    Love the striped hoodie. The man on the left looks like he could be Cameron Diaz’s brother…Same great smile.

    On another note, I go to NYC at least twice a year and I always seem to miss these flea markets you speak of…are you talking about the street sales in Soho on Sundays?

  19. Miss Scarlet

    December 4, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    Love their jackets.

  20. Emma

    December 4, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    These guys look very swedish to me, typical South Stockholm style… :)

  21. jkrnyc

    December 4, 2006 at 10:24 pm

    Good grief – dish-o-rama! I don’t even like flea markets all that much, but I know where my ass is going to be next weekend. See you there, positively! Now…what to wear?

    Does the taller guy’s jacket close asymetrically, or is that just the way he is standing/the shot? Like the simple scarf-over-the-shoulder, too. Like it all, really.

  22. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    They look good together, same nice casual style with simple, striking details. And such bonhomie. I’m daydreaming about having a beautiful brunch with them…

  23. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 1:47 am

    I agree, scarf guy could totally pass off as Cameron Diaz’s twin brother, circa Charlie’s Angels 2!

  24. victoria

    December 5, 2006 at 4:08 am

    when you take a photograph om someone you see on teh streets, what do you often say to them?

  25. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 4:40 am

    the blonde guy looks like a male cameron diaz. same great smile :)

  26. trylle

    December 5, 2006 at 6:10 am

    the striped sweater the one guy is wearing is for sure by an old danish brand.. the do all these classic navy-like sweaters. i got my brother to buy one because i liked it that much – i’ll have a look in the back of his and see what the brand is called.

  27. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 6:44 am

    The guy on the right is Leif, Helena’s Butik business partner (he’s a well-known florist in Denmark and came over to help her open the boutique). You’ll find him – and very often Ms. C – in their West Village shop during the week. They carry iconic Danish goods, including the striped scarves and shirts Leif sports like a uniform.

  28. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 6:49 am

    “… she still looks stunning.”

    who would have expected that at the age of 37!!!

  29. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 7:22 am

    love both looks! i used to live around that shop they have in west village. the guy on the right and helena christensen used to be at the shop almost all the time when they first opened it. they were so sweet and polite. i even did my xmas shopping there last year. i miss nyc!

  30. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:45 am

    Still stunning at 37? She will ALWAYS look stunning no matter how old! Beauty does no come only from outer looks only, but inner beauty as well.

  31. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:55 am

    the guy on the left looks like a male cameron diaz

  32. Rex

    December 5, 2006 at 10:55 am

    Helena is always one of my favorite of all time. She is featured in this month’s Domino about her store in Tribeca. She still looks amazing!

  33. marie

    December 5, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    That is exactly what I was thinking! :)

  34. SwanDiamondRose

    December 5, 2006 at 1:48 pm

    “… she still looks stunning.”

    that one got me too.

  35. Tongue in Cheek Antiques

    December 5, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    Antique markets do bring out many different styles. I like how the different period pieces of things can mix, how colors play off of one another, showing that anything goes.

  36. lady in red

    December 5, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Scott, you must ask Helena as soon as you see her again. Please. She’s so damn beautyful, always.

  37. Stina.Sweden

    December 7, 2006 at 5:03 pm

    the blond looks like he could be cameron diaz brother :P

  38. trylle

    December 8, 2006 at 5:32 am

    the striped sweater is a danish brand called s.n.s. herning. can be bought in a couple a nice stores in copenhagen.

  39. Anonymous

    December 8, 2006 at 7:23 pm

    danes know how to dress :)

  40. Savanna

    March 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures, perceft for December. And what a wonderful church. The wood floors and ceiling made it seem so warm and comfortable, yet elegant. You did a great job, as usual.

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