Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vogue Pelle- The Fashionistas

The first thing I did when I hit Milan was go buy the new Italian Vogue Pelle.

I shot a story for them over the Summer, and I had been dying to see it in print. The lovely Giovanna Battaglia set up the whole shoot, it was really great to work with her.

Actually one, of the high points of my career came when Franca Sozzani stopped me outside of the Men’s Prada show and told me how much she liked this story.


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  1. Jacqueline

    October 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm

  2. garciamadrid

    October 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    and for men?

  3. Suzanne

    October 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    OMGosh! this made my day!! and this is why I love the net!! its surreal, chic and ecletic! nothing over the top (exagerated), yet everything is glamorously armonic!
    and the pictures!!! Im loving october and my day!!!
    highly reccommended!

  4. Sophie, the Barton Girl

    October 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Oh wow! Congrats!
    Those are indeed spanking shots. These could nearly make me fall in love with leopard prints which I usually tend to use very cautiously and with extreme moderation.

  5. Carlos Fonken

    October 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    perfecto, eres uno de los mejores fotĂłgrafos que he visto que pueden lograr capturar el momento en la calle, eso es algo que no se logra con facilidad.

    un abrazo desde perĂş.

    perfect, you are one of the best photographers I've seen that can
    achieve capture the moment on the street, that's something not achieved

    visit me at:

  6. Madeleine

    October 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Amazing pics, can't wait to see the one in Montauk…

  7. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    the photos are beautiful! congratulations!

  8. Rubymelt

    October 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Love, love, love. You are so incredibly talented and have such an eye.

  9. Leia

    October 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Wow! I love leopard print so much. I love the way you called it a 'style password.' I just hope there isn't an overdose of leopard this FW…

  10. Soren Lorensen

    October 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    that deck is sweeter than heaven

  11. Jen

    October 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Leopard leopard everywhere,
    tell me why I care!

    I care, I care, I know I care
    but don't know why I meeeow.


  12. Danielle

    October 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    increibles fotografĂ­as
    y la moda está de lujo
    muy bonito todo
    Suzanne 1:05, que bello lo que hasposteado ;)

  13. Shannen Natasha

    October 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I adoooooooore. These are great..seriously great. You inspire me greatly, Mr. Schuman, to go out and start pursuing more of what I love.

  14. Life of a French Fashionista in Milano

    October 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    They are great shots! The light, the motion, the place, the attitude, eveything is there. You have such talent.

  15. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Absolutely stunning and beautiful photographs…well done!

  16. The Photodiarist

    October 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Scott. Wow. I am impressed. Deeply impressed. Your photography has grown immensely over the years. Your work and growth inspires me.

    The Photodiarist

  17. klee

    October 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    awesome shots!

  18. Thomas

    October 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    These photos are absolutely fantastic..!

  19. Luna

    October 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    wonderful! I think I'm gonna use some of them on my blog,too. credits to you of course :)

  20. The Chukker

    October 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Yes, yes, yes…you did it again!
    Should I tell you the pictures are great?
    Oh well, the pictures are great!


    October 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm



  22. Mii

    October 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Cool shots!! Now I coul almost learn to like animal prints.. almost :).

  23. Kasie

    October 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    loving the leopard tights!

  24. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm


  25. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    love all the prints!

  26. Stjarna

    October 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    omg…i really love leopard print. leopard bag is just on my october's wishlist!!

  27. Nick Leonard

    October 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Those photos are absolutely astonishing…cannot choose a favorite. Congrats.

  28. yumichika

    October 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    i really like shorter girl dress from first pic.

  29. therichhomeless

    October 1, 2009 at 2:55 pm

  30. konshonchloe

    October 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    que buenas fotos tiene akii, pero esoo es de un book nuevoo!!
    gorgeous animal print!!


  31. Joy Mars

    October 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Fabulous, Scott.

    Nobody shoots women's legs like you do.

    And they seem to be so relaxed in general for your camera.

    Thanks for this post.

    (BWT, you've got a word prob in the third paragraph, third line.)

  32. Since Age Zero

    October 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    1st photo – red, leopard skinny pants – last year's Balmain! I recognize it because I wanted it…..oh so much!


    Particularly #8 – the two women with blue legs – aaaaaah.

    great work, scott!


  33. suzanne nelson

    October 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Sart, it's great to see your work in editorial format, although not surprising – you have a unique eye, I agree with everyone here who has commented on how you catch motion and spontaneity and keep it all so alive and in the moment. Do you use the same camera for these assignments?

  34. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    These are outfits that can be recreated at any budget. I love a lot of the photos on here, but most of the outfits are hard to recreate on a college students budget. These, however, are not the case. Love it.

  35. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I wear leopard prints every FW, whether it's 'in' or not. Love these shots.

  36. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    i love the first picture. they seem like such an unlikely pair but they work so well together.

  37. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    They are so skinny, though, and too made up. That's just such a turn off to me.

  38. J.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Your "on the street….Central Park, N.Y" photo is BADASS. Apologies, I can't describe this photo in any other way.. But again…B.A.D.A.S.S!

  39. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    YOU ARE SO TALENTED! thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art! congrats! xx

  40. naiad

    October 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    for the last 2 months i've been buying as more leopard as i could find! shoes, scarves even socks!
    for me leopard may be the new stripes

  41. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    These are so beautiful. I love how you capture the clothes, the models and the surroundings. It makes you want to jump into the scene and live in their world.

  42. sofiasophie

    October 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    At last (almost) real fashion for real people!
    love the all story and at last something I believe in and I could even fall in love with the leo print….

  43. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    What a lovely thing to behold in these images! They are the perfect for days which are now growing cold and gray. Looking at all of the gorgeous color, I felt as though I had just stepped away from spending time looking at some of my favorite paintings. Merci beaucoup, ecore, mon ami!

  44. Olviya

    October 1, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    o like the idea of street-style shooting. although vogue italia is well known for its fantasy-fairy-tails shots, it looks realy good.

  45. Grimm Fashion

    October 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Each set of girls could be character designs for Cinderella's wicked stepsisters. But I think the pair in the second photo down most embody their ethos. Patsy wants her hair back, darling.

    Not that it's not all terribly glamorous, mind you.

  46. Amber

    October 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    These are gorgeous, and I love that I'm still able to see your point of view in these photos.

  47. Brigadeiro

    October 1, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Absolutely AMAZING!!!

  48. Lylah Ledner

    October 1, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Fun. Very fun! Love your blog and added you to my new blog roll.

  49. Lolitta

    October 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    awesome pics! You are so very talented and I appreciate your work. You truly are an inspiration.

  50. Ivy

    October 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    The photos are lovely!!!
    I bought your book and i love it! Everytime i cant figure out what to wear, i will just flip over the pages and find some inspiration and it works!!

    Look forward to seeing another piles of your great work!!!

  51. Teffy

    October 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    wonderful pics ..super fashionistas

  52. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    OMG…my knees are weak after seeing these photos!! The blue boots in the next to last photo are to die for.

  53. Hernandez

    October 1, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Deeply impressed. Great shoot. The world looks so different with leopard prints.

  54. Noelle + Kendall

    October 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
    Since I was a young girl, leopard print has always been a favorite of mine. Seeing this post brought a smile to my face :]

    Thanks for sharing!!


  55. Luisa

    October 1, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Hah, I went to school with the girl on the left in the second picture!

    Nice photos :)

  56. Pink Lemonade

    October 1, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    These are fabulous! J'Adore!

  57. fashionisfor

    October 2, 2009 at 12:32 am

    these are INCREDIBLE! i love the bike/skateboard one. so amazing!

  58. Anni Hall

    October 2, 2009 at 12:40 am


    These photos are gorgeous! :D

  59. Juliet

    October 2, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Such a lovely editorial!

    juliet xxx

  60. LondonBecca

    October 2, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Great photos Scott, but I get so much more inspiration from your "street" photos- more attainable somehow. ( No disprespect mean to V Italia!)

  61. Clym

    October 2, 2009 at 4:07 am

    i think real people work it so much better in your shots! :–)

  62. Karnikova

    October 2, 2009 at 4:34 am

    great post! i adore animal prints and i will use some of your pics on my blog as a animal print feature. hope you don't mind… i'll name my sources ;)

  63. nicole

    October 2, 2009 at 5:07 am

    gorgeous photos and love all the leopard print. esp love that quote about leopard being the password to the big apple, clever in its own way. keep up the great work, I really admire what you do.


  64. Emilie

    October 2, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Great photos!!!!!!!!!

  65. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 5:16 am

    these are works of art – just beautiful. & lovely choice of sites.

  66. Ammu

    October 2, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Terrific pictures – congratulations!

  67. Jyun

    October 2, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Can someone ID the green bag hanging on the chair in the 2nd last photo?

  68. Jack Daniel

    October 2, 2009 at 6:46 am

    The styling is EXCELLENT! And ofcourse the photo's are too!

  69. bird of light

    October 2, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Delicious, Delightful, Raw, Exotic… Quixotic; And one more thing comes to mind, Empowering!..
    Thankyou, Scott for capturing women, and highlighting fashion – so diversely, I find this particularly modern and romantic, at the same time..

  70. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Absolutely fabulous!
    And I agree with the Anonymous above…the blue boots are showstoppers….

    ally xoxo

  71. beths

    October 2, 2009 at 7:59 am

    These are fun–thanks for sharing them all.

  72. clowverk

    October 2, 2009 at 8:03 am

    damn. this is one hell of an editorial. leopard-maniac!

  73. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Love the unifying theme of all the leopard prints. But I'm just blown away by the last shot, by the heels, the umbrella hat and the magnifient silhouette of the woman on the right, by the great wit on display in the patterns on the woman on the left, and by the ways these fantastic ensembles are served up on stamped steel. Really beautiful.

  74. The Park

    October 2, 2009 at 8:56 am

    i'm so happy for you scott seeing you transform your 'on the street' style into such great editorials.

    well-deserved for the godfather of street style blogging!

  75. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 9:13 am

    The girl on the left in the first picture at the top is almost painfully beautiful!
    ahhh… incredible…

  76. Olwyn

    October 2, 2009 at 10:23 am

    argh, i love leopard, and i love how your shoot looks like a fashion shoot with the energy of the street injected into it. well done olwyn

    London Fashion Rocks

  77. LIO

    October 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

    I LOVE the leopard print bicycle helmet. Her stance reminds me of a photo you took of a redhead model on her way to an audition (?). And in the comments people were very intense about her not wearing a helmet. I absolutely love that how the helmet is incorporated into the look — something I'm just beginning to see on the street.

    Good get!

  78. Allen - East Hampton

    October 2, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Great pix here, especially the last shot. It's nice when lots of talent comes together like this.

  79. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    These photos are stunning, of course, but such an interesting contrast to your 'on the fly' signature work of actual people on the street. The truth is still more compelling: slightly frizzy hair, that fleeting "real" moment in time that you always manage to capture at a crosswalk in NYC no less. I guess I like it all, but your 'real people' have my heart and keep me coming back for more!


    October 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm



  81. Comme Coco

    October 2, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    What a fabulous editorial. Very creative!

  82. previouslyinaudible

    October 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    this spread is amazing. I love the bold prints and eyebrows. it's like your regular style bumped up a bit. very nice.

  83. kateR

    October 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Why are all the models white?

  84. South Godfrey

    October 2, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Sick deck, too bad models who can actually skate like Nicole Trunfio weren't cast. So much hotter when you shoot authentic people not posers in heels.

  85. popdock

    October 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Yep, this is top notch! They're so rich but come across with a lot of spontaniety and ease. Digging leopard print tights out of cupboard whilst typing (hazardous…) lovely photos, thanks xxx pop

  86. AnastasiaC

    October 3, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Congrats on the layout Sart – it looks amazing! will have to look out for the issue here in Sydney!
    i read your interview in UK Vogue…was a great read! well done!

  87. Lady San Pedro

    October 3, 2009 at 2:31 am

    I vowed never to use the term but…

    that's fierce!!!

  88. ChervelleCamille

    October 3, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Well done! Love the simple hints of sparkle and glamour you captured. Can't wait to have the magazine at hand. Congrats, keep up the good work.

  89. robinbenito

    October 3, 2009 at 6:11 am

    incredible gorgeous and inspiring… thx for sharing.

  90. ivana

    October 3, 2009 at 6:25 am

    this is absolutely exceptional. wow.

  91. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 8:30 am

    oh god I hate hate hate leopard print.

  92. CH and LK

    October 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Leopard, leopard, LEOPARD!!! I love love love leopard print. Can't get enough. I've been obsessed with it for quite some time now so this wonderful leopard print extravaganza that's happening all over the fashion world is just what I have been waiting for. This shoot is absolutely fabulous. I want it all, and I want it now!!!

  93. William Yan

    October 3, 2009 at 11:16 pm

  94. Natalie

    October 4, 2009 at 2:21 am

    omg what an amazing editorial. great work!! i'm in love with the pics and the styling :)


  95. thwany

    October 4, 2009 at 2:55 am

    wow LOVE this

  96. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 5:36 am

    amazing shoot! creative and original!

  97. Girl

    October 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Really amazing!

  98. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    the girl with the leopard helmet looks rocking :)

  99. susan

    October 4, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    great photos but…

    to me this highlights how photos of *real* people are a billion times cooler and more interesting.

  100. The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

    October 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I love that the underneath of her skateboard is even leopard print! This is a fantastic set of pictures.

  101. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    The shots, man, they're an assault on the senses. I particularly like the two ladies who sport possibly 20 grand worth of stuff and are lunching on two dollars worth of hot dog. Yeah, that's really going to happen. :)


  102. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    CH and LK, 12:09pm… I would have thought that sudden widespread acceptance of an article by mainstream would be the source of untold grief for someone who had an affinity for that article and proudly displayed it prior to its acceptance by the heaving throngs.

    You will now find yourself less inclined to wear leopard print, I am certain.


  103. samantha ezra.

    October 5, 2009 at 2:03 am

    this is fantastic! congrats (:

  104. Pelayo

    October 5, 2009 at 7:25 am


  105. The Clever Pup

    October 5, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Really fun.

    The no-eyebrows look in # 5 is sooooo unflattering.

  106. johnm

    October 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    the more your career has advanced, the more detached you have become from street style as worn by a diversity of real people.

    i'm sure you have a successful future ahead, but my interest is waning.

  107. The Sartorialist

    October 5, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    for Johnm
    so are you going to admit when you are wrong?

    if anything i am getting back closer to street style but you have to actually open your eyes to see that

  108. Louis Duke

    October 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    You are living my dream, and the dream of every other aspiring fashion photographer out there, every sixteen year old kid just trying to hit it big. Keep up your blog, it encourages us all. It gives us the hope, the hope that one day, just maybe, we will be where you are.

  109. Anonymous

    October 5, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    holy moly, these shots are so you. So 'the satorialist'! Very cool!

  110. LotusDoll

    October 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Gasp! Oh! What a beautiful photograph. And Chanel…ahhhh! I wish I could add italics.

  111. zincink

    October 21, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I guess I am two years ahead of the curve hehe..Great crisp photos by the way. Every shot is a gem.

    my word verification is: flaring
    how random :P

  112. bklyngirlny

    December 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    i love the leopard bag in the first photo !!

  113. Ritzy.

    December 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    these are so true ! i love this spread !

  114. Anna

    January 2, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    This is amazing! I was actually on 5th avenue when you shot this story last summer, specifically following when you shot the 2nd spread. If i remember correctly, this is by FAO Schwartz and the Apple store! I remember feeling bad for the models because it was so humid then!

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