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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On the Street....The Strand, New York

Comments on "On the Street....The Strand, New York"


Blogger amateur idler said ... (3:59 PM) : 

Sweet. That's a brave girl.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:00 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 PM) : 

absolutely love, LOVE this photo. her tattoos. the different neckline. her androgonous features. the carrots on her dress. the dark background and the brightness of her outfit and the energy that is emitted through her face.


The Covetist


Anonymous Gibrán Gaytán said ... (4:02 PM) : 

Simetrical! I love The contrast between the nice and naive dress and the rebel tatoo's and fierce gaze.


Blogger Lauren said ... (4:04 PM) : 

This photograph is striking. I love the contrast between the twee print of her dress and the hardness of her (incredible!) tattoos. I wonder if she bought any books...

Hand drawn:


Blogger Ro said ... (4:07 PM) : 

wanna have a carrot!?!
love the combination: hard core tattoos and naive dress.
really love it


Anonymous Lilli said ... (4:07 PM) : 

What a contrast between her tattoos and her dress. I think this is quite an unexpected view but none the less it makes me want to know more about her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

WOOOAH, shes hot and im first.


Blogger Nolita said ... (4:11 PM) : 

Cool tattoos!

--Nolita Vintage--


Blogger Beverly. said ... (4:12 PM) : 

Wow, great juxtaposing style. I'd def wear a shorter version of that dress.


Blogger brownsugar said ... (4:12 PM) : 

the carrots with the tattoos :))) nice!


Blogger brownsugar said ... (4:14 PM) : 

by the way scott, how come you always seem to be around people who are thin or at least have figures that can afford to wear short shorts/tight trousers/the latest fashion etc.? everytime i read your blog i feel i´m in some sort of parallel universe where everything and everyone is pretty :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:14 PM) : 

Anthropologie´s version of ROCK&ROLL. I like it!


Blogger Wallace Chapman said ... (4:15 PM) : 

I'm speechless. The guy in background by the books is taking it all in.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:16 PM) : 

In theory the combination of heavily tattooed flesh, black close-cropped hair/shoes and saccharine print sundress should be plain wrong... But there's something about the whole thing that kind of draws you in. The more I look at this photo and all it's fashion crimes, the more I love it. X


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 PM) : 

The dress is not doing anything for me. However, beautiful ink!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:23 PM) : 

As body art goes, hers is pretty, but I still hate tattoos.


Blogger Fashion Serial Killer said ... (4:25 PM) : 

YES!!!!!!! so awesome


Blogger Judith Ross said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Wow. Talk about mixing prints!


Blogger StyleToneZagreb said ... (4:27 PM) : 

wow this is really cool!!!


Blogger Jakarech said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Interesting dress!

Cool tattoos!


Blogger Quash said ... (4:30 PM) : 

Black hair and tats + carrot dress that reminds me of something my grandmother would have concocted using old bedsheets.... I love the defiant contradiction! Thanks for featuring this.


Blogger laylablue said ... (4:31 PM) : 

interesting juxtaposition. somewhat primitive dress/fabric with edgy tattoos. nice. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:32 PM) : 

To be honest, I don't like the dress itself. But on her, juxtaposed against her elaborate tattoos, the contrast of the sharpness of her shoulders and the pale yellow roundness of the dress works nicely.

And it's humorous, too, certainly. Short hair and lots of tattooing aren't terribly feminine, but a long dress in the summertime certainly is. Again, contrasts.

It feels simultaneously as though she's completely dressed but also a bit naked. I like it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Ha! Ha! Ha! Impressive, but not my style


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Interesting colors and top of the dress, but not fond of so many tattoos. She shows them off well with the dress though!


Anonymous Vanessa said ... (4:37 PM) : 

There is really nothing interesting about her outfit. She, however is VERY interesting. It's nice to see a woman who stands out more than her outfit.


Anonymous elizabeth said ... (4:38 PM) : 

i love love love this dress and she wears it beautifully! she is so edgy and the dress is so "casual easter sunday" ... love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:43 PM) : 

Hard core girl has a soft side. :)


Anonymous Lynda said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Absolutely stunning.

Her ink really adds contrast to her bright dress.

love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:44 PM) : 

The colours of the dress remembers me Brazil!
It´s funny the contrast between the girl and the cloth.


Blogger Carol Seatory said ... (4:46 PM) : 



Blogger Paulina said ... (4:48 PM) : 

This is really interesting... Carrot Dress, hmmmmmm. She pulls it off well...
And her tattoos look amazing


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:48 PM) : 

This is the problem with tattoos - instant issues with colour coordination, and patterns not working together, and a general air of untidiness - though the tattoos look good with her nail polish.
Haven't seen anyone with plaid tats yet - now that would be interesting.

I think her tattoos would look much better with block colours. She's got such a wonderful face - that slightly sardonic expression.


Blogger GINGER FASHION MONSTERS said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Wow the way the tattoos work with the dress is impressive! The simplicity of the dress balances out the complexity of the designs. Amazing..!


Blogger Sherry Lou Studio said ... (4:52 PM) : 

I am lovin' her tattoos

Jennifer & Sherry


Blogger genevieve said ... (4:54 PM) : 

It's a bold person who wears such a dress... and, for that matter, such a skin! Lovely for it's uniqueness.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:57 PM) : 

i like the contrast of the dress against the books in the background. don't judge a book by its cover! xoxo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:01 PM) : 

With her face, hair, stance and lack of fear of colour... she kind of reminds me of Isabella Blow.

Miss B xx


Blogger Where My Heart Is said ... (5:10 PM) : 

I see tattooing is as big in the US as it is in Australia. People are really going for the full-body coverage look, aren't they?


Blogger erin nuts said ... (5:24 PM) : 

Reminds me a LOT of all your shots of burlesque dancers...very similar juxtaposition of styles: the tattooed, racy, fringes-of-society vibe; the greaser-era pinup girl hairstyle; and all topped off with some sort of ultra-feminine fashion statement. I don't exactly know if I LIKE this particular look, but I LOVE what she says with it.


Anonymous Inês Matos said ... (5:39 PM) : 

soft vs. hard. do we have to have a winner? :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:50 PM) : 

wow, what contrast! the raunchiest looking low life dressed in the cutest little bugs bunny dress


Anonymous Alessandro said ... (5:58 PM) : 

Interesting is the best compliment I can offer, but interesting for all the wrong reasons. Nothing complements her, while all the tattoos have ruined what gifts mother nature gave her at birth.


Blogger brittany - moccasin run said ... (6:02 PM) : 

it is always interesting to see a print on someone heavily tattooed, it is almost like an unconscious mix of patterns!


Blogger my healthy twist said ... (6:05 PM) : 

Love it! XOXO, Natalya


Blogger Laura said ... (6:18 PM) : 



Blogger Maxi García said ... (6:27 PM) : 



Blogger Kathleen said ... (6:42 PM) : 

Wow, what a photograph! I love her obviously vintage dress and her cotton Mary Jane's, used to have a pair just like them. She is bold for she is using her body as self expression, much like a dancer or actor would. Cute hair cut!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 PM) : 

Having tattoos does NOT make you a raunchy low life!
(In response to the Anonymous comment)
Respect her art, and appreciate her sense of humour,
she obviously appreciates playing with contraditions.

Who knows, maybe she is a librarian!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:52 PM) : 

Don't know how to absorb this! Interesting from a distant anthropological perspective, but really not my cup of tea - either style, and especially together. Does look like a comfortable outfit though!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:16 PM) : 

Reaaly cool shot...a story of contradictions...her fierce stance and her Amish looking apron and cloth MaryJane' it....thanks...L


Blogger April Joy said ... (7:29 PM) : 

This can never be wrong, so good!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

Wow, "raunchiest looking low life"? Some of the comments about tattoos blow my mind - the direct and indirect blows alike. I'm as heavily tattooed as this lovely young thing is, am a 28 year old female with a PhD and a very professional career in environmental engineering and natural resources management, and a fashionista on top of all that. Mostly I cover my tattoos because the objective isn't to engage other people all the time, and I realize it can be distracting (or one can encounter seriously judgemental people) in the workplace. Regardless, tattoos today for young eccentrics are very common. It's utterly absurd to call someone a low life for that, she is enjoying a whimsy-filled summer's day. Were she dressed in an impeccable suit, you'd be swooning over her grace and poise.


Anonymous Ra said ... (7:34 PM) : 

Speechless; so captured by her. She looks like all of herself and her ancestors rolled into one.


Anonymous diva inside said ... (7:38 PM) : 

Your pics always make me think about myself and BEING me - this really is no exception. I LOVE it - brave, fierce, cool, individual, strong and girly all together. Authentic x


Blogger Zander said ... (7:40 PM) : 

I understand the contrast is interesting, but it looks cheap to me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:46 PM) : 

I have a hard enough time coordinating the clothes with each other, to have to throw in color in the tattoos.


Blogger Ashley said ... (8:00 PM) : 

beautifull!!!! xoxo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:12 PM) : 

i want those shoes! i had an identical pair when i was fifteen...they didn't last long but i loved them! been trying to hunt some down for years.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:33 PM) : 

I think the tattoos actually go WITH the dress and this is not a juxtaposition. I zoomed in and it appears her tattoos are mostly of flowers, its all very feminine and I LOVE it!


Anonymous MBT said ... (8:41 PM) : 

"Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art." -Virginia Woolf


Blogger nemee said ... (8:42 PM) : 

This is... so different than anything I've seen on this blog before. I love the pretty, youthful dress on a girl with tons of tattoos. It's definitely not something I'd expect to see this girl wearing, funny how this outfit is so different than the stereotypical tattooed woman.


Blogger Jane See said ... (8:47 PM) : 

That's a lot of ink.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 PM) : 

I love her!!! That dress would not look half as cool if she didn't have those tattoos...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:53 PM) : 

Wow, finally something interesting on this blog again! So nice to get a break from the lame fashion people who have dominated it over the last year or so!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:04 PM) : 

Nice tattoos, nice pattern on her dress and nice Mandarin-style shoes.

The depth of her eyes uplifts the uniqueness of the shot...a bit heart-breaking but beautiful at the same time.


Anonymous dishly said ... (9:06 PM) : 

such a cute contrast :)


Blogger Susan said ... (9:17 PM) : 


She looks amazing and statuesque.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:30 PM) : 

hmm I'm not really into tattoos so I have opposing viewpoint from most of the commenters. Still brave of her to get all these tattoos.


Blogger MSlattery said ... (9:42 PM) : 

Thank god you take these kind of photos---and publish them!
I think it speaks to your own authentcity as much as the model's. This one almost makes me cry it's so ... words fail. That's why it's such a great image.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 PM) : 

Hmmm.. apparently I am the only commenter who does not find this appealing. i feel like this is like having country french furniture in a frank lloyd wright home.. it doesn't contrast and compliment, it just conflicts. i love the dress, i like the shoes, her tattoos are fine, i like her sharp features and androgynous haircut, but all together it is lacking. even the shoes and dress without everything else are off-putting to me. I definitely give her props for making a strong statement and for clearly not subscribing to any one dimension, but i feel there are better ways to mix and match.


Anonymous seedless clothing said ... (10:10 PM) : 

lovely clothing! brave woman indeed!


Blogger Beny said ... (10:10 PM) : 

God,,, her Tattoo's is SUPERB....

Beny Ricardo Sadewo


Anonymous miranda said ... (10:12 PM) : 

im actually mesmerized by this woman. that dress is just so sweet, you can almost picture it on an old woman, but then with those tatoos and the black shoes it just completely spins your whole perspective on the outfit around. amazing.


Blogger John Bernal said ... (10:15 PM) : 

It's amazing how her tattoos act as a compliment to her a permanent accessory.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:39 PM) : 

Since when are tattoos "fierce" or "rebellious"? Why can't people look at them as "beautiful" or "intricate"?

It sure is interesting to see how people assume tattoos define a person. If these were sleeves of tacky cascading flowers, nobody would assume she was so "tough" and would probably make statements like "adorable" or "feminine."
Appreciate tattoos for the art form
they are. Stop making assumptions.

And, to the person above who said having colorful tattoos instantly forces you into a wardrobe conundrum, as a young woman who's had full sleeves for years, we get along quite nicely, and look quite pretty & professional, thank you.


Blogger Lisa said ... (10:46 PM) : 

Anonymous 8:12 - You can get those shoes at Urban Outfitters. Check out their website.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 PM) : 

Oh my god. Incredible. I'm kind of amuzed.. Cool shot! Terrible look though...:)) ~


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:06 PM) : 

Seems like her dress is in contrast with her personality. I think this made the look distinctive


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:08 PM) : 

Seems like her dress is in contrast with her personality; it makes the whole look distinctive.


Anonymous Vera said ... (11:11 PM) : 

I saw her on the street in the city earlier last week! WOW, what a small world!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:15 PM) : 

The tattos and her olive skin, the curve of her shoulders and the fit of the bust,with the flash of ankle This is all so suggestive of whats underneath the outfit without being particularly revealing. Interesting.


Anonymous John Wesley said ... (11:25 PM) : 

Judith Ross said...
"Wow. Talk about mixing prints!"

That's gotta be the wittiest comment yet!



Blogger 35jupe said ... (11:30 PM) : 

My how I miss The Strand.

I love people who are originals.


Anonymous Ana Magnolia said ... (11:31 PM) : 

no, no, no...i don't like. it's very strange, not at all beautiful.

It seems like the all idea was only to capture the attention of others.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:46 PM) : 

she is the only one. no one will try to be her. no one can ignore her existance.

i try to take a bit of the current fashion trend in my style, and it often ends up just a trend.

im impressed how the style can make us the only one. i admire her uniqueness. i want to be the only one.



Blogger the androgyny said ... (12:17 AM) : 

I think i know this place. The vintage book store in Broadway, near Union Square Park. The contrast between the place and her outfit is really harmonic, that's whats awesome about this picture.



Blogger Parisienne Farmgirl said ... (12:28 AM) : 

I am totally with La Petite Anglaise here on this one. At first I brushed this off 'cause it's just not "me" then I looked again and I could not stop looking!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:34 AM) : 

so different! love her ♥


Blogger aliza said ... (1:04 AM) : 

tres cool!!


Blogger Leopard Girl said ... (1:15 AM) : 

this is so interesting! at first, i thought the tattoos were a part of her dress!


Blogger Jennifer said ... (1:19 AM) : 

She does wear it with pride, but that dress looks like a school art project. The way the yellow peeks out on the top section makes her chest look very strange indeed.


Blogger jlyungi said ... (1:54 AM) : 

wow..........!!nice tatoo


Anonymous loolah said ... (2:07 AM) : 

The only things I don't like are what she's wearing - the shoes and the dress. I wouldn't like them without tattoos, and I like them even less with. But she, the woman - her face and tattoos, her pose, her expression - all that she seems to be is gorgeous. Almost amazonian. And she has the most beautiful shoulders.


Blogger Claud said ... (2:20 AM) : 

Her dress is innocent and dainty whilst her tattoos spell fierce! Nice one!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 AM) : 

This striking looking girl is definitely brave. I wish she had better taste.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:25 AM) : 

totallly cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger Yevgeniya Yelkina said ... (4:08 AM) : 

shes great. so origional.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:30 AM) : 

An emblematic photo...but very interesting!!!!!!!!


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (4:52 AM) : 

absolutely love this maxi dress...fab colors


Anonymous fox in the woods said ... (5:07 AM) : 

The dress and the tattoos... what a contrast. Not too keen on the dress personally, but I like the unexpected combination.


Blogger Pink said ... (5:11 AM) : 

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Blogger andi miranda said ... (5:54 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:09 AM) : 

I have spent all my life in a body I detest. But I do love your pics of people who appear comfortable and happy with who they are, regardless of what their style or dress code is. This girl is fabulous!


Blogger CLAUDIA C. said ... (6:47 AM) : 

Very wild...


Blogger Karla Monteiro said ... (7:32 AM) : 

looks like a modern carioca ! i love the contrast !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 AM) : 

You can find these shoes at most Chinatowns.


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (8:37 AM) : 

it's not my style but this pic is so cool!


Blogger Juliana said ... (8:45 AM) : 

Cool tatoo.


Anonymous Middleseason said ... (9:12 AM) : 

Stunning girl! love this shot


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

Lovely! This woman has made serious commitments for sure!


Blogger the freaks and the beats said ... (9:48 AM) : 

such a lovelly dress..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:33 AM) : 

Sick, and I am talking the old fashioned meaning.


Anonymous Sylvia said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Mmm... I am just not too sure because it is almost impossible to see the cut of the dress at the top because of her tattoos. The length is good though


Blogger 82Brute said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Lydia oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia,
Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
And a torso even more so.

When her robe is unfurled, she will show you the world,
If you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paris,
Or Washington crossing the Delaware.


When her robe is unfurled, she will show you the world,
If you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paris,
Or Washington crossing the Delaware.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la


Anonymous raul said ... (10:46 AM) : 

e.campbell: BRAVO!!!You are not alone. wise words... i couldnt agree more with them..


Blogger Román Iglesias said ... (10:59 AM) : 

Olè you are so brave girl


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:05 AM) : 

Scott, you seem to be on a theme with these boyish, kind of odd girls....xx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:06 AM) : 

wow. cool. awesome.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:08 AM) : 

not the most flattering dress but i love how she can wear it with more power and confidence than any other designer wearing "fashionista" on this site.


Blogger Claire Caudwell said ... (11:56 AM) : 

I am in love with this dress and style combo!


Blogger chula said ... (12:04 PM) : 

another example of the quote;
" the skin is the best dress"


Blogger TorontoVerve Street Style said ... (12:07 PM) : 

She has a cool look.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:10 PM) : 

This statuesque woman pulls off the maxi-look by getting the length perfect.


Anonymous Sarah Eagle said ... (1:01 PM) : 

Absolutely fantastic photography, I love the dark bookstore behind her, so that her skin with the tattoos almost seems to melt into the background, while her brightly colored and lit dress stands out even more. My own views of her style/ choice of tattoos or dress don't really matter, what does it this incredible photograph. The viewer gets such a sense of the woman you photographed, which is really the goal of all portraiture.


Anonymous kelli said ... (1:22 PM) : 

Very cool image. Definitely not cookie-cutter fashion!


Anonymous Paul (UK) said ... (1:27 PM) : 

Nice shot, and it's heated up the blog pretty well, so it's earned it's place here! Top marks for a confident lady who knows where she's at, but personally, ink on a woman isn't for me (and I've seen very few UK girls do it well).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:28 PM) : 

What an eyecatching picture! Her shoulders are beautiful and the way she is standing is perfect. Yes I love the tatoos on her too and one gets the feeling she has many stories to tell. Julia


Blogger brightlightsbigcity said ... (2:33 PM) : 

she's so intriguingly weird i love it... her tattoos look like they're part of the dress


Anonymous Modou Fox said ... (2:39 PM) : 

This image caps off return to form (in my opinion). I was feeling very removed from some of the previous pictures a few weeks back - they weren't resonating with me (my loss I guess). This however really made me stop and think. I think the insightful comments here, too, evidence this.


Anonymous Sheila said ... (2:49 PM) : 

WOW cool girl! ;D


Anonymous Profoundly Superficial said ... (3:26 PM) : 

She looks like a 21st century Jane Austen heroine.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:04 PM) : 

I'll give her credit for being brave and edgy. But all I can say is I haven't seen anything like it! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM) : 

she is beautiful and fierce, no matter, despite, what she wears. I don´t care for what she wears but it´s fabulous with the attitude and tattoos. it´s totally uncopiable, because it only really works for her.

But more importantly, oh The Strand, maybe possibly almost surely the best bookstore in the world. Love it.


Blogger TeeAndCake said ... (6:10 PM) : 



Blogger Grace Escudero - The Afeminada said ... (6:35 PM) : 

This outfit brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "carrot top." Very cute.


Anonymous ese_isra said ... (7:54 PM) : 

not a fan, unfortunately.


Anonymous $5 Basics said ... (8:02 PM) : 

the tattoos are lovely but the carrots are completely brilliant.


Blogger Liz S said ... (8:58 PM) : 

Again thank god for the younger? bolder ones who engage their mind continually, by using their body as a form of artistic expression to create an individual, never to be repeated masterpiece.
Keep it up Scott!...and thanks. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:08 PM) : 

Is that Adam Fletcher of The Copyrights?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:23 AM) : 

Strong looking female, however OTT on the tats.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:11 AM) : 

The Kung foo shoes work for me!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:15 AM) : 

oh, wow, i think i have no words, this is quite extraordinary and the is such a mix of hard and soft and punk and almost babyish sweetness. unbelievable shot




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:27 AM) : 

Sorry, I'm not finding anything about this attractive. She looks so angry, not a person one would want to be around.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:37 AM) : 

Love the book store behind her ;)


Blogger Luc Wiesman said ... (3:46 AM) : 

not a fan either.


Blogger Manuella said ... (4:31 AM) : 

i don`t see a girl like her everywhere! it is stunning and brave !

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Blogger Liv said ... (7:41 AM) : 

fantastic contrast!


Anonymous Closet Confections said ... (10:33 AM) : 

very unexpected!

sidebar: i miss wearing those little ninja shoes. they were perfect for my limited college budget, and i had them in every color to match my outfits.



Anonymous Alessandro said ... (10:48 AM) : 

"I don't see a girl like her everywhere", said one commenter; "and that's a good thing", as Martha Stewart would reply and she would be right.


Anonymous Mabel and Zora said ... (1:04 PM) : 

Cute photo. Love the carrot dress.


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (3:35 PM) : 

love love love it!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:18 PM) : 

I love how marvelously odd that she looks. She has on this Little House on the Prairie dress, sweet shoes, and rebel tattoos.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 AM) : 

wow. i've really loved the discussion about tattoos here. as someone who doesn't have them, i found the words used to describe them (by the pro side)--intricate, involved, complex, etc.-- incredibly fascinating and enlightening. i am glad so many argued in their defense so eloquently.

the only thing that troubles me about this dress, which no one else seems to have mentioned (and therefore not troubled by?), is the bib-like apparatus over such full and beautiful breasts. the womanly literally competes underneath the childish bib and works primarily as a confrontation. i expect that's the point, but it doesn't quite work for this viewer.


Blogger 82Brute said ... (10:00 AM) : 

This is a stunning portrait. I can't stop looking at it. The dress is so unexpected with all the tattoos and the expression on her face stops you in your tracks. It's in the slightly arched eyebrow that invites you to question your very worth as human being.


Blogger Genuine Lustre said ... (2:32 PM) : 

It might be hip to admire this, but count me among the minority that is not a fan.


Blogger Hayley Meredith said ... (3:23 PM) : 

I really dislike this. I get the irony of contrasting such a prim dress with her edgy tattoos, and admire her for being so out there, i just think the bodice of the dress does absolutely nothing for her chest. It looks too tight and fit for busting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

She is very dramatic looking...but I wonder how she will feel in 20 years when her skin is loose and the beautiful artwork starts becoming blurry.
I don't care for the dress at all. It looks so out of sync with her tattoos.


Blogger Jennifer said ... (4:54 AM) : 

Like a tattooed Olive Oyl. Love it. I think she's great. I like how the little bits of green in her tattoo's are echoed in the green portions and carrot-tops on the dress.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:10 AM) : 

Not that this woman doesn't have some appeal on, this whole look. But her expression is definitely trying to be, ".. .I walk here each day." Yet on her beautiful right side, she shows a highly focused; "I am beautiful, please; may I be composed?"


Anonymous mara said ... (11:18 AM) : 

she looks like she walked straight off the runway :) the i guess the sidewalk is her runway now :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:01 PM) : 

an stunning contrast... the expression of her face and tatoos and in the opposite site colors and carrots. interesting really


Blogger NinaCrys said ... (9:35 PM) : 

Strands <3 beautiful woman


Blogger Pablo said ... (11:09 PM) : 

She had offered 2 miliseconds to pose. The left eyebrow and lips inform us there is 1 milisec left. The purse pressed by a red nailed thumb seems to hold the inks of her tatoos. The suaveness of the tall tulip dress suggests me this woman´s temper is balanced by a contemplative mind. Her shoes, letting the feet to expand evenly, bring aplomb without load.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:28 AM) : 

I cannot help it, but this is slightly disturbing. People with this many tattoos make me uncomfortable and the dress adds to my confusion.
Stunning pic, but I feel nausea.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:53 AM) : 

i like the tatoos on her body... its superb!!!! as for the dress it should have bin shorter


Anonymous Saara said ... (5:39 AM) : 

She's like a piece of art! Like a cool statue


Blogger Anastasia said ... (8:33 AM) : 

scary!! love the 'happy' shoes though - i had a red pair when i was 8!!


Anonymous LIZPR said ... (1:48 PM) : 

Except for the dress, I love everything about the shot - I love her face, her stance, the tattoos, the shot itself with the books in the background, and the shoes!

I love how The Sartorialist continues to challenge our thinking on the definition of style.


Blogger Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said ... (7:45 PM) : 

Ironic and beautiful, in a way. I can not imagine trying to dress around those tattoos every day for the rest of my life, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 PM) : 

this is beautiful and i love love the shoes


Anonymous ravished by illusions said ... (7:41 AM) : 

I think its very hard to combine loads of tatoos with falmboyant fashion, because it quite often just clashes. this girl however looks beautiful.


Blogger Giuppy d'Aura said ... (8:05 AM) : 

wanderful tattoos and wanderful dress... great mixt!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:39 PM) : 

nice sleeves ;) cute shoes. i bought the same (?) for 10 euros, i wonder how much she payed...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:17 PM) : 

I love this. She epitomizes New York!


Anonymous فوتبول said ... (8:24 PM) : 

Thanks very much
pick it up


Blogger Б.Баясгалан said ... (11:38 AM) : 

OMG. what a brave girl. i don't like too much tattoos. but she looks like so beautiful with her tattoos and dress.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Typical flyover-state suburbanite who came to NYC to 'reinvent' herself along with the rest of the lemmings. I would love to know what sort of employment she's able to hold that allows her to both look like that AND afford current NYC rents. But then again, what does it matter when Mom and Dad back in the 'burbs are footing the bill for your New York playdate.


Blogger C. Varia said ... (11:53 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:39 PM) : 

I don't think that I've ever commented here before, but with this photo I simply must. This woman looks beautiful, although I wish that she didn't have so many tattoos. When she is 60 they will not be attractive anymore. However, her dress looks homemade and fun and just wonderful.


Anonymous A L I X E D A U P H I N E said ... (10:35 PM) : 

You are somethin people will lOVe/HAtE .
An that is eternal what ever people think about it, and feel proud if that´s your feeling!!


Anonymous Kris said ... (11:00 AM) : 

Gosh, I love this.


Anonymous Derek Zoolander said ... (2:00 PM) : 

"I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is."


Blogger Vivian Darkbloom said ... (2:00 PM) : 

She certainly has poise and a large number of tattoos. I guess when you combine these elements with a vintage dress and some incredibly cheap--and I suppose, ironic--shoes, it creates a sense of personal style. But I'm old-fashioned and decidedly unhip. I think she'd look more regal without the tattoos--or at least fewer of them, and elegant dress and shoes.


Anonymous Juliette said ... (3:29 AM) : 

J'adore ses chaussures !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 PM) : 

Those tattoos will look really tacky beginning at about age 50...and no cute little carrot print dress will save her then.


Blogger M. Keith Harris said ... (12:38 AM) : 

what fantastic style - very cool indeed!


Blogger Condemor said ... (11:20 AM) : 

The tattos are definitely out.

And what happens now with those who tattoed themselves?


Anonymous Rebecca said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Can't believe that no one pointed out how much her face resembles the late, great, Isabella Blow!


Anonymous Bob said ... (7:56 PM) : 

Very nice...she looks like a real person and not a fasion industry insider dressing for other insiders...looks like an individual. I used to work at the Strand. It's not such a good bookstore...Barnes and Noble across the square is better...I like the tattoos on her.


Anonymous Scarlett said ... (9:41 PM) : 

Surely she is Miss carrot tattooed 2010 but the look is really horrible vote ... 3!!
With immense love


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:38 PM) : 

She looks like a tattooed version of the girl in the previous photo. Is there any relation to the two?


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:56 PM) : 

No words for this unique and wonderful woman!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 PM) : 

this is one of the best pictures i've ever seen. it's like a completely culturally decontextualized roman bust.


Anonymous Loreto said ... (5:11 PM) : 

i don't like that dress AT ALL


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:10 PM) : 

I am in love with this pic. She just looks so fierce with the massive amount of ink and the motherly dress and how she looks right through yeou.


Blogger Kenny said ... (10:31 AM) : 

Is this dress an indication of an innner desire to be reborn as the tatoos may express a desire to evolve.


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