A lover of fashion by nature, Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, created his blog around a few simple ideas that have become second nature in the blogger infested world of the last few years. As one of the founding fathers of “blogger” style street photography Schumann’s eye is impeccable and his hand unshakable.
Almost as if to quiet our incessant questions about how, where, when, and why he takes the photos he does, a short documentary has been released which answers exactly all of those questions. I hope that you watch, listen, and appreciate the intention behind the work and words of Scott Schuman in this short film as much as I did.
FYI The Sartorialist means:
Schuman himself studied tailoring in college which lead to his deep respect and fascination for the art of tailoring and clothing construction. This has also, probably, tailored his eye for details which is integral to the success of his photos.
I love this photo of the work man’s boots. This is an art/fashion instance where function triumphed form in the creation but not in the ultimate appreciation of the object. Schuman has an eye for the subtle and intricate details of every day life that some of us forget to look for. Keep an eye on Schuman’s work by following The Sartorialist!
Although it is the same dress that Natalie Portman is wearing for the cover of Vogue US for January 2011 (see below), Miss Swift brings her own classic beauty to it on the red carpet. Adding a bit of red lipstick took this ensemble to the next level. Also, if you didn’t know Taylor Swift won Favorite Country Artist!
This beautiful peachy dress hits that sweet spot in every girl and will most likely be created into a million different and much more affordable look-a-likes soon. So keep your eyes out for dresses similar to this one on LuLu*s!
2010 ended by unleashing an actress onto us in the most unforgettable kind of way. I would even be so bold as to call it the year of Natalie Portman. Not only did Portman stun our senses with her epic performance in Black Swan but she graced the magazine stands and won over our softer senses with ease and poise as well. I will never forget the image of her “flapping” wings and back muscles straining while she danced wearing a Rodarte tutu or this Vogue US spread of her for January 2011 by Peter Lindbergh.
Director of the Black Swan, Aronofsky, said this of Portman:
“The only way to be perfect,is to allow chaos and madness into your life. Natalie has very few opportunities to express the dangerous side of her, and there’s a lot of colors there. She teases; she’s playful and sexy and so beautiful it hurts.”
Not only is her new physical prowess apparent in her every movement but also a sense that she has, like Nina in the Black Swan, finally found and conquered her “black swan”.
Watch this behind the scenes video to see Portman’s articulation and enthusiasm for her art in real life.