the sartorialist vs the national geographic

I don’t know about you, but I get street style blindness. I suffer so acutely from seeing the same people photographed from different angles by different bloggers that I’ve scaled back the number of websites I follow.

Yes, multiple Peony Lims, Susie Bubbles and Caroline Issas still slip through the net, but every so often there’s a snap that stops me in my tracks, making the former quadruple-ups worth ploughing through.

One such picture is Scott ‘The Sartorialist’ Schuman’s post yesterday. This woman is beautiful, but that’s not the only reason I wanted to share it too.

i am not a celebrity, kate mcauley, the sartorialist, street style, nationalgeographic

Her expression and intense stare reminded me so much of this classic National Geographic cover.

i am not a celebrity, kate mcauley, the sartorialist, street style, nationalgeographic

The former was recently shot in Milan, while the latter was taken by photographer Steve McCurry in Afganistan 27 years ago. I remember this cover when it came out and I had a postcard of the picture on my bedroom wall while I was living in Japan, but I haven’t thought about it for a long time. Triggers are a funny thing.

Do they look similar to you? Do you remember the cover?


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Images courtesy of The Sartorialist and National Geographic.

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