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Thursday, April 22, 2010

On the Street.....Dangerous Curves, Tokyo

Comments on "On the Street.....Dangerous Curves, Tokyo"

 

Blogger Fiona Graham said ... (5:25 PM) : 

She'd look gorgeous if she didn't have that starbucks drink in her hand. Support your local independent coffee shop folks!

 

OpenID ebbygoestowork.com said ... (5:27 PM) : 

Great lips! Great hair! Love the bounce.

 

Blogger Allison said ... (5:27 PM) : 

love this. the hair style, the lips, the jacket, the shades, the lace, the tiny necklace, the nails. chic.

 

Blogger bones said ... (5:30 PM) : 

those lips!

 

Blogger annie said ... (5:32 PM) : 

totally agree with fiona about the sturbucks coffe :)

 

Blogger KlassyWithaK said ... (5:32 PM) : 

She's pulls off the haircut so well!

klasslesschildren.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous Aline Brunello said ... (5:35 PM) : 

Cool!!!
Military coat + lace + coffee!
She is in style!
I love her sunglasses...

 

Blogger Smalls said ... (5:37 PM) : 

Starbuck's was a local coffee shop once. Don't hate them because they're successful.

 

Blogger SARA said ... (5:37 PM) : 

She's like a doll!

Love

S

 

Blogger Stef said ... (5:39 PM) : 

Simply gorgeous!

 

Anonymous Caught the Light said ... (5:40 PM) : 

Maybe the Starbucks makes her a modern classic?

 

Blogger tatsu_kato said ... (5:47 PM) : 

I love her military jacket and that top. Her whole outfit flows so well with her over all image. Very pretty

 

Blogger Cloud of Secrets said ... (5:50 PM) : 

I feel like she's started so many different looks here -- glossy 1950s hair, Victorian lace, bold military, dangerous aviators, long decorated nails, and that very modern delicate trace of a necklace. I suppose the mix is a look in itself. I wonder what she's got on her nether half?

I'm fascinated by that tiny necklace. I'll bet it costs thousands of dollars!

cloudofsecrets.blogspot.com

 

Blogger KyleCuviello said ... (5:50 PM) : 

cool hair/cool jacket

..though i GET it..i dont totally agree with the coffee shop comments - that drink looks delicious i dont care where its from.

www.kylecuviello.com

 

Blogger Jonathan Burton said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Hot!

 

Blogger SarahAnn said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Wow.
What a beauty.

sarahannnoel.com

 

Blogger Aislin said ... (5:58 PM) : 

i think the starbucks is adorable. its real. its a nice contrast to her ethereal quality.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:01 PM) : 

wow!
she is really hot!

 

Blogger Louis said ... (6:01 PM) : 

beautiful... like a Barbie!!!

http://louis-myfashionshow.blogspot.com/

 

Anonymous Kazuko said ... (6:12 PM) : 

this is perfection. and i have to agree with aislin - the starbucks makes it real (how funny what a controversy that starbucks thingy actually caused)

 

Blogger Tiffers said ... (6:13 PM) : 

<3 love her style and the shot's framing.
And to the first commenter... Fiona, that city is not NYC, SF, or LA. It's Tokyo. It's like, one of the most commercialised city on the planet.

 

Blogger Fionamcindoe.com said ... (6:13 PM) : 

Fiona Graham - Re your Starbucks comment. I agree, one should always support your local coffee joint. Only problem is that there really isn't a lot of other options for coffee in Japan except for Starucks. Every time I go to Japan I have no choice but to go to Starbucks for coffee.

 

Blogger Blanchine. said ... (6:22 PM) : 

amazing shot, doll face and I also love her outifit for the little I can see!

http://subconchicness.blogspot.com

 

Blogger casey said ... (6:27 PM) : 

i'd feel better about myself if i didn't believe people this beautiful and perfectly put together, roam the earth. such sensational style.

 

Blogger natalie said ... (6:30 PM) : 

one of my favorites for you. stunning.

 

Blogger Maggie said ... (6:30 PM) : 

I would KILL for that hair.

 

Anonymous Maija said ... (6:32 PM) : 

Great. Hair. Can't get over great hair. She is very pretty in every aspect, not the least because of what she's wearing. I would love to wear each piece, though the aviators are in my opinion an added extra, that this time don't fit with the rest of the outfit..they seem a bit too heavy, sporty and plastic( like they are ;)) in comparison with the lightness of the lacy dress. But still, an outfit I really like!

 

Blogger Clare said ... (6:37 PM) : 

She looks gorgeous, she has a perfect doll like face!

tweet tweet tweet

x

 

Blogger BlumeBloom said ... (6:40 PM) : 

Oh wow! She is so perfect, it's almost scary.

 

Blogger neha said ... (6:41 PM) : 

the sunglasses are great

www.thepaisleypeacock.net

 

Blogger phd in yogurtry said ... (6:43 PM) : 

I love her blouse.. looks like it's made from sheer dining room curtains but it works here.

 

Blogger AnastasiaC said ... (6:44 PM) : 

beautiful!!!
love the delicate lace top teamed with the hard military jacket...gorgeous hair!!!

 

Anonymous tiarastrash said ... (6:46 PM) : 

Fabulous!
http://tiarastrash.wordpress.com

 

Blogger SheSpoke said ... (6:51 PM) : 

Her hair-colour is perfection. So many asians get absolutely destroyed by colorists who don't understand how to avoid the atrocious, cheap-looking red tones that emerge when you lighten asian hair...this girl is lucky!

http://hespokeshespokebespoke.blogspot.com/

 

Blogger TheFashionAddict said ... (6:52 PM) : 

love that top, and her hairstyle. what a gorgeous photo

http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 PM) : 

Don't drink Starbucks because they make terrible coffee. That said, love this, absolutely gorgeous.

 

Blogger SarahOlin said ... (6:53 PM) : 

These Tokyo images are AMAZING

 

Blogger buffalostreetstyle said ... (6:53 PM) : 

she is gorgeous, the photo is gorgeous... my favorite part is that tiny, delicate, unassuming necklace. just perfection, in total.

 

Blogger Doremy said ... (6:53 PM) : 

the super delicate necklace does it for me

 

Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (6:53 PM) : 

I love her hair and the lace top combined with the band jacket screams fashionista.

www.FashionSnag.com

 

Blogger Mo said ... (6:57 PM) : 

very lovely!

xo's

buttonsandbowsla.com

 

Blogger Ocean in Between said ... (7:00 PM) : 

she can't be real! gorgeousness in its truest sense.

 

Anonymous aleksandra said ... (7:09 PM) : 

Chic, sophisticated, glamour, and beautiful face. It is my favourite photo.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:09 PM) : 

Japanese street wear is the most exciting thing since Carnaby Street. Right on!

 

Blogger O Bernas said ... (7:23 PM) : 

lovely !

 

Blogger Claire said ... (7:23 PM) : 

starbucks is local for me and it was once an independent coffee shop, plus starbucks is probably the only coffee shop around in japan

 

Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (7:24 PM) : 

The simple romantic blouse paired with the classic jacket & the coopie doll like face...perfect!

 

Anonymous sean said ... (7:31 PM) : 

WOW!

 

Anonymous Moriah said ... (7:35 PM) : 

she looks perfectly stunning! :D

 

Blogger HELI said ... (7:43 PM) : 

she looks amazing style.

 

Blogger Victoria Karkoulas said ... (7:47 PM) : 

one of my favourites already. somewhat reminiscent of tamara de lempicka. hair and lips are perfection.

 

Blogger David Nakamura said ... (7:52 PM) : 

She's so elegant!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:52 PM) : 

It's funny that talking about "coffee" a lot here ... as Fionamcindoe.com said... there isn't too much choice for take away coffee in Tokyo. There are some Japanese coffee chain shops like Doutor though...which is much cheaper but good!

She is cute!

 

Blogger sayaka said ... (7:56 PM) : 

there are other take-away coffee shops in japan (doutor or excelsiorcaffe).

i am really enjoying these tokyo posts. i love japan!

 

Anonymous alabdin said ... (7:58 PM) : 

I agree with Caught the Light in his comment that Starbucks makes her a modern classic.

The hair style, the delicate lace top, and the necklace marries femininity with modernity inspired by the shades and Starbucks. The way she's wrapping her military jacket around her shoulders enriches this feminine look of hers and adds refinement.

Thanks for sharing!

 

Anonymous The Day After You Die said ... (8:00 PM) : 

You should look past and not honor what type of cup she is holding.
She is "put together" nicely (hair, skin, nails,)I actually like the cup. It's as if she could be behind you in line, at said cafe' shop. That no one here like's ,yet can't stop talking about..

 

Blogger SallyO said ... (8:09 PM) : 

She's gorgeous! After your last few shots in Tokyo, I was beginning to think everybody in Japan dresses like cartoon characters. This is a refreshing change!

 

Anonymous Christopher said ... (8:21 PM) : 

Unfortunately, for the most part Tokyo doesn't have independent coffee shops the way that, say, New York or other cities in the U.S. does. There are a series of Japanese chains that I would argue make worse coffee than Starbucks, at an equally high cost as Starbucks. (Starting price for anything in a Starbucks in Japan is over $3, including regular drip coffee). So the coffee lover is in a bit of jam in Japan where Starbucks often presents the least bad option when out on the town - disappointing but true.

 

Blogger a la Modest said ... (8:41 PM) : 

Oh I love the hair!! What a 60s looking chic. I love it.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 PM) : 

Ethereal. She could be in a movie.

 

Anonymous Lenka James said ... (8:59 PM) : 

I agree with the first comment she would look better without the starbucks

 

Blogger JK said ... (9:28 PM) : 

This is just simply, and stunningly beautiful.

 

Blogger Lena ♥ said ... (9:28 PM) : 

I lover her lacy top+ military cardi!so cute!

 

Blogger Sofie said ... (9:38 PM) : 

Gorgeous hair!

 

Blogger Catharine said ... (9:40 PM) : 

my absolute favorite on the Sartorialist thus far.

 

Blogger KC said ... (9:46 PM) : 

i love the contrast between the jacket and the blouse. and her hair is amazing.

 

Blogger MISS SPECULIAR said ... (9:58 PM) : 

Loving this, such a beautiful composition. And I am a big fan of the contrasts "pretty in delicate lace" vs "rock n roll" attitude in bold aviators... Tom Ford?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 PM) : 

Great photograph, but her tacky nail decoration detracts from her classic look.

 

Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (10:14 PM) : 

Incredible portrait.

 

Anonymous Frances said ... (10:14 PM) : 

Where are these alleged 'dangerous curves'?

 

Blogger Yoli said ... (10:17 PM) : 

GORGEOUS! She has a little Jackie "O" going on in that look. Perfection.

 

Anonymous Kristijonas said ... (10:33 PM) : 

Gorgeous.

And Starbucks is amazing.

 

Blogger Littlest Owl said ... (10:39 PM) : 

She looks like those beautiful dames in Osamu Tezuka mangas!

GORGEOUS

 

Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (10:51 PM) : 

How absolutely adorable & gorgeous!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 PM) : 

Beautiful. She immediately reminded me of the actress in "Monsoon Wedding."

 

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

Like a modern Audrey Hepburn. Love it.
A side note, I am bothered by the comments about her looking like a "doll." I can't tell you how many times I get told I look like a "china doll," and it's demeaning. It perpetuates the idea that East Asian women are objects, not people, that they are delicate and child-like, therefore subservient, and that all East Asians look the same.
This woman in no way is dressed in a lolita style, and if it weren't known that this shot was taken in Tokyo, her racial identity would likely not be recognized. If you think she has porcelain-like skin, say so, but please be aware of the connotations the word "doll" carries.

 

Blogger Fuji Files said ... (11:15 PM) : 

A favorite! Lovely lace and a mix of other fun trends, like the nails! I want to wake up each morning with that hair (already styled!)

xx FujiFiles

 

Blogger Tanya said ... (11:23 PM) : 

oh, that hair!...

 

Blogger Copious Couture said ... (12:04 AM) : 

what an amazing picture!!!! so stunning!

Carissa
http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

 

Blogger Marissa said ... (12:15 AM) : 

love it! the outfit is so chic, i want that jacket!

 

Blogger Little Lovables said ... (12:18 AM) : 

she is a true beauty

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:20 AM) : 

super good. kind of eerie

 

Blogger dubsound512 said ... (12:23 AM) : 

trade the plastic cup for a hurricane glass and I can suspend disbelief

 

Blogger Joshua said ... (12:42 AM) : 

Looks like fun.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:51 AM) : 

She's supremely glamorous without the high fashion threads? She manages to transform an ugly plastic straw into a very seductive prop?? She oozes Veronica Lake mystique without the slightest effort??? I bow to her.

Elaine

 

Blogger Katie said ... (12:51 AM) : 

What an accurate title: dangerous curves. :)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 AM) : 

WOW!! so beautiful she is....delicate.. fragile..naive....

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 AM) : 

I love the contrast of textures and styles. Soft delicate lace against the tough, strong-lined jacket is a perfect pairing. Loving the pinup-y pout and hair!

 

Blogger Heidi said ... (1:17 AM) : 

I love this. Starbucks and all. I actually like the Starbucks in the photo.. along with that necklace and her hair. And her lips! Perfecto :).

 

Blogger Lauren said ... (1:20 AM) : 

I want to be her.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:26 AM) : 

SO CUTE!

 

Blogger Marta said ... (2:27 AM) : 

So beatiful!
I'm loving your Japan images!

 

Blogger Nick said ... (2:29 AM) : 

Hoty hoty
hot pants!

 

Blogger San said ... (2:37 AM) : 

Whoa, she is sexy as hell. She is my new fashion idol.

This shows that you don't have to be Pam Anderson to be sexy.

 

Blogger annie markantonatou said ... (2:43 AM) : 

beautiful outfit!

http://anmarkdesign.blogspot.com/

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 AM) : 

Is that jacket Stella McCartney for GAP kids?

 

Blogger David said ... (3:20 AM) : 

i am asian myself and i have never seen an asian person with as full of lips as on this girl. Yet, countries like South Korea and Japan are notorious for plastic surgery.

 

Blogger TorontoVerve.: said ... (3:34 AM) : 

Love her look...and the naturalness of this photo....


www.torontoverve.org

 

Blogger Closet full of hopes and dreams said ... (3:43 AM) : 

Great picture! Can I just buy her hair somewhere???! I also love the way she wears the cardigan over her shoulders.

 

Blogger Céci said ... (3:48 AM) : 

Oh yes, dangerous, because now I want to cut my hair!

 

Blogger Rosalene said ... (3:50 AM) : 

What a future this kid has got - lips, hair, style and class! Shame about the Starbucks!

 

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

love the hair, glasses, lips and necklace. The nails make me want to puke.

 

Blogger Sara Bentley said ... (4:10 AM) : 

Great outfit and style.

www.sarabbentley.blogspot.com

 

Blogger red rose said ... (4:17 AM) : 

she is gorgeus!
the jacket, the lace blouse, the hair...

 

Anonymous notsurebut said ... (4:21 AM) : 

spans the decades but is bang up to date how clever is that? well apart from the revolting looking gloop in the cup..........

 

Blogger agnes szucs said ... (4:23 AM) : 

Ah! Lolita!
Beautiful!
:)
szucs

 

Blogger Stephen said ... (4:26 AM) : 

Great photo. Nearly everything about her is so fluid, round, smooth. The hair, lips, glasses, cheeks, neckline of the blouse. Juxtaposed nicely with the sharp military jacket.

You've outdone yourself in the land of the rising sun.

-Ste

www.stitchesfabricandsoul.com

 

Blogger airSpace said ... (4:32 AM) : 

Sweet girl! Nice pictures!

 

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

So beautiful. I want her hair! Thanks for sharing.

 

Blogger KohCo said ... (4:44 AM) : 

Asian pride.
LOVING all the Tokyo images.
But this outfit is amazing. And her hair! And the sunnies! Far too adorably glam!

xx

http://kohandco.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous FashionandorStuff said ... (4:50 AM) : 

This girl has great style! She is absolutely beautiful. Her hair is so retro

 

Blogger Rihass said ... (5:04 AM) : 

A great portrait

 

Blogger olsi said ... (5:40 AM) : 

quite sexy

 

Blogger The Sluice Box said ... (5:45 AM) : 

The soft wash of lighting is stunning...a gorgeous image.

www.thesluicebox.com

 

Blogger SPEETway said ... (5:59 AM) : 

I love the shirt!
great picture!!


www.speetway.com
speetway.blogspot.com

 

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

I now know what kind of haircut I want! Gorgeous!

 

Blogger lumikha said ... (6:14 AM) : 

the shirt, the jacket, and that pose! :)

 

Blogger Gianluca Senese said ... (6:22 AM) : 

I love her hairstyle...
www.nobodyknowsmarc.blogspot.com

 

Blogger Alexej said ... (6:54 AM) : 

Scott,your photos are getting better every week.This one is very original.And the girl is great.

 

Blogger vanitography said ... (7:00 AM) : 

She is GORGEOUS, what a terrific picture!

 

Anonymous Joanna Roman said ... (7:38 AM) : 

Chic! Pretty! And Nabokov Lolita's alike :)...hmmm... definitely these curves could be very dangerous! :D

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:05 AM) : 

Beautiful! <3

 

Blogger Style-wonderpart2 said ... (8:32 AM) : 

Great Shot!!!

http://style-wonderpart2.blogspot.com/2010/04/eyes-on-watanabe.html

 

Blogger kaye said ... (8:50 AM) : 

one very lovely photo right there!


www.saturdaystylebykaye.blogspot.com
www.saturdaystylebykaye.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 AM) : 

Too hot for words...

 

Blogger Anna Felizola said ... (9:01 AM) : 

wow! look at her lips! and HAIR!!! love it!

 

Anonymous Yumi said ... (9:07 AM) : 

She is beautiful yes, and I do love this photo. However, as someone who is half-Japanese I do think that her lips are a little too suspiciously inflated.

 

Blogger dawn-marie said ... (9:18 AM) : 

What a devine photo.

 

Blogger pearshapes said ... (9:31 AM) : 

wow. really beautiful.

 

Blogger Kimberly said ... (9:45 AM) : 

great shot!

 

Anonymous Style Souk said ... (9:55 AM) : 

Her lips! Forget Angelina Jolie, this is cherubic pillow-soft perfection...

 

Blogger Ashley Arostegui said ... (10:13 AM) : 

I only look this put together in my wildest dreams. What a gem.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 AM) : 

Anyone know who makes those sunglasses??

 

Blogger Princesa said ... (10:41 AM) : 

I want my hair just like that!!!!!!!!! it's gorgeous!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:49 AM) : 

Perfect, everything about this photo is perfect.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:02 AM) : 

killer lips!

 

Blogger opinion said ... (11:15 AM) : 

her style is quite refreshing - not like the stereotypical out-of-this-world styles that magazines like FRUIT publish, and not like the run-of-the-mill trends that most commercial Japanese magazines publish

-as for the Starbucks...I agree but there are very few to-go coffee places in Japan. Local coffee shops rarely offer the to-go option, unless you have your own coffee tumbler.

 

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

She does look adorable but as an Asian woman who is constantly inundated (by friends, relatives and Asian media) with tips, news and gossip regarding the latest plastic surgery trends, I am 99.9% certain that her lips (ESP. the upper one), nose and her eyes were all altered. How can I tell about her eyes you ask? The glimpse of her right eye through the tiny space between her aviators. If you look carefully, you'll see how round and perfect her eye (and eyelid) is - 99.9% of the time, this is achieved through surgery. Second, her nose has no bumps and is perfectly straight. Although in her case, to achieve a more "natural" nose, she didn't get that extra lift on the bridge that many women get. And lastly, 99.9% of Asians do not have lips like those. And even if we did, do we know any people whose upper and lower lips are different sizes from one another? Now, I'm no plastic surgeon but I'm surrounded on a daily basis by women (many Asian) who have gotten work done on their faces. And in Japan (and Asia in general), plastic surgery is so common that even pre-teens get them and it's no longer as taboo as it once was. Not hating or anything. Just saying.

 

Blogger TheKiwiBex said ... (11:17 AM) : 

Absolutely gorgeous! Her hair and the top are lovely...

 

Blogger Shana said ... (11:39 AM) : 

I came here to look at the pictures, but am finding another sight more interesting to consider:
That of people dissecting the same photograph of a person and with two strong opposite opinions of its cultural representations & beauty.
A question: Would we scrutinize the same people in the same way if we were to see them in real life?

Afshan from

www.lahoredesign.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous grizzlesnort said ... (11:52 AM) : 

Beautiful. (And I prefer Starbucks to Gauloises in her hand anytime.)

 

Blogger mark42 said ... (11:56 AM) : 

Sgt Pepper Jacket with fake nails and Oh, so plumpy lips. So gorgeous!

 

Blogger Huda said ... (11:58 AM) : 

a modern Jackie 'O' from Tokyo. Its a powerful yet soft image that beckons you on.

 

Blogger The Fall said ... (12:13 PM) : 

this is SUCH a fantastic photo,

check out my blog if you have time :)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Asian version of Angelina Jolie!! Beautifuuuulll!!

 

Blogger ax_ELLE said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Love this, gorgeous picture. And that Starbucks looks DELICIOUS!
Xo Xo-Axelle

www.ax-elle.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous William said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Amazing hair and the pleating in the blouse. Everything.. gorgeous. @Fiona Graham Coffee Culture is pretty much defined by Starbucks in Japan. This isn't Western culture, but if it was I'd totally agree :)

 

Blogger Catastrophy said ... (12:41 PM) : 

If only my hair would stay that way for a day. Sigh... And those nails....longer sigh....

I simply have to respond to the comment re that she may had work done. I'm Asian with full lips and double eye lids. And last time I looked lots of people like me where I live. Women as well as men. 99.9% may be a gross over estimation. Besides, she could mixed race. Just saying...

 

Anonymous Allison Berlin said ... (12:50 PM) : 

Beautiful photograph! Military Jackets are in this season and we almost don't want it to get warmer so we can still keep wearing them!

http://twitter.com/SMSstylefeed

 

Blogger Beth Ruby said ... (1:01 PM) : 

That hair cut + that jacket thrown casually over her shoulders = perfection.
Another wonderful shot, Sart.

 

Anonymous Helena said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Finally a beautiful photo and model from Tokyo!

 

Blogger ysuaher said ... (1:40 PM) : 

I love the way she dress.
Is too chic, i think his style is absoluty classic.
When i saw the photo I remember Ralph Laurent, burberry collections .

 

Blogger @emllewellyn said ... (1:49 PM) : 

Gorgeous.

 

Anonymous emily said ... (1:52 PM) : 

hot rollers--love it!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:57 PM) : 

Catastrophy: I agree with your comment about the over estimation, though that percentage sounded more like facetiousness to me than anything else, as well as that there are indeed Asians who are born with more Western features than others but this woman's face in the photo kind of looks too "constructed." (sorry, can't really think of another term right now.) It may just be the quality of the photograph or her makeup. Either way, she does look beautiful.

 

Anonymous Isobel said ... (2:03 PM) : 

@anonymous 11.15.
I think you are being quite presumptuous about this girl, particularly considering how little you can see in this picture. as a doctor, i coudn't possibly imagine being "99.9% sure" on anything regarding surgery from seeing a fashion shot, so your conclusions are ridiculous.

also, how do we know she is asian? she could even be mixed race? i think assuming such negative things about her based on her appearance is exactly the type of attitude that leads people to elective cosmetic surgery.

and to contradict your statement, many people do have fuller upper rather than lower lips, myself included and if she had had surgery, this would more than likely have been corrected.

whether or not she has is irrelevant, but i choose to belive she has not. she is a beaut.

 

Anonymous kagitsune said ... (2:09 PM) : 

She's probably a model... just look at how she presents herself.

Also, this entire outfit is pure understated WIN. :D

 

Blogger anon said ... (2:48 PM) : 

To find an Asian with lips like that, do a Google search for "Princess Chulaborn"

Trust me, her lips have looked like that forever. Some Asians, especially those with a bit of Southeast Asian blood in them, have larger lips than Northern Asians.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 PM) : 

Good morning, hair rollers! Good bye, straightening iron!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:00 PM) : 

Wow - Great photo! A sexist description to make of a woman but she truly does look like a doll.

I wonder if the subjects of these photos ever read these comments and if so, how they feel about the various assessments that are made of them? I suppose for this photo, the 2 subjects would be this young lady and Starbucks?

Scott - ever consider doing intereview sessions with your models and give a voice to their photos? I imagine it to be quite interesting.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:02 PM) : 

This photo made me gasp. Whether she has had work done or not, she is absolutely stunning - an amazing shot.

 

Blogger Devi said ... (3:06 PM) : 

I want to lips and hairstyle. wow.

 

Blogger Jen Madigan Photography said ... (3:21 PM) : 

So chic - this photo is amazing.

 

Blogger Mina said ... (3:53 PM) : 

so cool! what a fantastic photo

 

Anonymous Hannah said ... (4:20 PM) : 

I think the Starbucks makes it a real. Otherwise this could be a model from a magazine. I like it.

 

Anonymous designer t-shirts said ... (4:37 PM) : 

What Fiona said! All the cool kids have the vital accessory of 'Starbucks chic'

 

Anonymous Chou Chou Design said ... (5:00 PM) : 

I emailed you years ago about checking out the sartorialists in Tokyo. And I am happy that you are really there now!

oxxo.

 

Blogger Jens said ... (5:25 PM) : 

Lips look fake to me, folks. Botox should be the dominating theme of the discussions, not Starbucks.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:52 PM) : 

People stop being jealous and making silly assumptions, she is perfectly natural.

 

Blogger FindingFashionland said ... (6:01 PM) : 

and love the nails ofcourse

 

Blogger Kiran Chhabria said ... (6:04 PM) : 

Love her look and what I love most is the fact that she's drinking a full fat Frapp.. with whipped cream to boot!

Regarding the whole coffee and fake lip discussion, can't we just focus on the beauty of a picture and leave prejudice out of it?? Moreover, whether her lips are "done" or not, she's still a gorgeous girl.

www.kiranscorner.com

 

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

her lips are simply luxurious! amazing! the hair is also stunning... i'm in love!

 

Blogger Tamara said ... (6:33 PM) : 

The one thing I haven't noticed anyone comment on, and I didn't read all the comments, so someone might have mentioned it, is the necklace. It's soooooo delicate, just the perfect little accessory for the perfect modern doll.

 

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

I don't think anyone's really denied her beauty (Starbucks seems to be getting mixed reviews though). People are just stating what they are viewing, perhaps even offering their own interpretation of what the concept of "beauty" means now.

This is a fashion blog. Being judgmental is a prerequisite, sugar.

 

Blogger Life Orchard said ... (6:56 PM) : 

Dear god, I want those glasses. The picture is kinda very perfect. Grr.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:04 PM) : 

Sigh. There are plenty of asians with full lips and/or double eyelids. Please stop assuming that all asian girls with western-ish features (i.e. not the stereotypical asian perpetuated in western society), are the result of cosmetic surgery.

She is lovely. Great photograph.

 

Anonymous Tebonin said ... (12:57 AM) : 

I even can't believe she is Asian. Such a classic outfit. Perfect for me

 

Blogger Rachel Lynne said ... (1:05 AM) : 

Her hair is just perfecttt, and I love the lighting, great shot!



xx



http://blushingtulips.blogspot.com/

 

Anonymous Toronto Street Style said ... (1:16 AM) : 

If only she'd been drinking a can of Pocari Sweat...

 

OpenID ana said ... (3:12 AM) : 

I am an avid creeper to this blog.

I'm Asian so other's asian relax with the surgery talk unless you can give me her full name and her medical surgery list please stop criticizing i know that how our parents raise us to constantly stare at each other to figure out our asian ethnicity, to see what our history wants us to believe about each other...also south east asians have full lips, bodies, are usually not light skin, also you never know if something mixed along her bloodline, also japanese people have the most interesting bridges i don't know if it's because of the war, mixing over time but look at any japanese street style book, crazy bridges left and right and koreans technically win in the plastic surgery race for asians since the US has alot of influence there by choice the japanese don't like our presence much and the japanese don't even care if your teeth aren't perfect which is a westernized idea of beauty

this is just a beautiful moment captures, skin, nails( and person who said these nails were gross, this is just how japanese culture is obsessed with long, overly decorated nails, it's like if someone makes fun of the popery in your mother's bathroom, it's a culture thing), who cares that it's a starbucks thing i just keep thinking the green straw adds color to the photo


i ranted, it happened,
from the smallest island

 

Blogger Criteriamour said ... (3:21 AM) : 

Glamorous! Her top lip is insane; her hair is the perfect shade; I didn't notice the necklace until I read someone's comment about it, but it really completes the look.

 

Blogger MBS said ... (3:49 AM) : 

I love the dress, I love the glasses but I prefer the jacket! it's soooooooo cool!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:47 AM) : 

Dear Scott,

You are a fantastic photographer. I'm sure this girl is beautiful in real life, but the angle, the light, the colours, the shot in it's whole is perfect. So inspiring!

Many thanks (all the way from Amsterdam) for yet another enjoyable visit to your blog!

Isabel Franenberg

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:02 AM) : 

good photo, I like the reflection in the sunglasses and her pose that looks like something has caught her eye.

 

Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (6:56 AM) : 

Wow

 

Anonymous Paris Photo said ... (7:00 AM) : 

nice photo..i like her..your shot is like almost telling a short story the way she pose and the way she hold her chocolate drink, its perfect.

 

OpenID thebeautyphilosopher said ... (7:58 AM) : 

That hair! Perfectly sculpted. That lace! So delicate and flimsy.

 

Blogger pixie said ... (8:16 AM) : 

Maybe she actually likes Starbucks? I love their frozen drinks (coffee tastes burnt to me).

She is flat out gorgeous.

 

Anonymous Erin said ... (9:50 AM) : 

I think she represents modern Japan quite well. She's mixed so many looks while still maintaining that delicacy that is so popular. She is stunning, and I think that the Starbucks just makes her seem real. Without it she would be too ethereal and almost editorial.

All in all, one of my favourite photos I've ever seen on here. What a beautiful moment.

 

Blogger Janina said ... (10:31 AM) : 

I LOVE this look: the military jacket, the vintage top, the curves, the sunglasses AND the starbucks cup. What's wrong about a starbucks cup (?)? I like to drink things from them...

http://www.le-ciel-vert.blogspot.com/

 

Blogger Nedda Ebo said ... (11:41 AM) : 

Wow shes gorgeous. And boy do I want a drink of that! Yum yum, Starbucks.
Mustart x

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:47 AM) : 

I haven't been back to Japan in quite a while, but even back in the '90's they sold very delicate, petite jewelry. I have the tiniest pair of gold heart earrings...

 

Blogger letterstobetsy said ... (12:19 PM) : 

i am not a fan of starbucks myself and avoid it at all costs. However this does make me crave some iced coffee stat! I know where I will be this afternoon!
Great pic!
xoxo
KC
http://www.letterstobetsy.com

 

Anonymous Jess said ... (12:33 PM) : 

Such great attitude. Definitely feeling the Marilyn Monroe vibe here, but she's completely hijacked it and made it her own.

 

Blogger Queen of Mayhem said ... (1:01 PM) : 

oh wow... delicate hands!

 

Anonymous justin said ... (1:47 PM) : 

Just as the comments suggesting cosmetic surgery are ridiculous, I think the comments rebutting them are equally outrageous. What is this underlying, unspoken negative air surrounding cosmetic surgery? Maybe she did and maybe she didn't. It's just an observation. Our society has become so receptive of it that we no longer feel the need to hide it if we get something done here or there. Some people are getting into an uproar that others are assuming that this lady got work done. Valid point but at the same time, how do we know that she didn't? And if she did, how do we know that it hasn't helped her become a more confident and beautiful woman? I've met people who love it when they get complimented on the work that's been done as much as being told that he/she is naturally gorgeous.

This woman is beautiful no matter what. And the photography is out of this world. Nice job!

 

Blogger Zoë said ... (2:47 PM) : 

wauw! gosh, this is just...wauw

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 

It's the shortes moment that a your coffe is that fresh. With relaxed pose and a perfect manicure on top it's a eye catcher.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:58 PM) : 

im a girl, i thikn she looks so glam.

 

Anonymous kelly said ... (4:17 PM) : 

Stunning. Everything about her is just stunning without effort. The creamy skin, the lips, shades, hair, lace...perfection. J'adore!

 

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