I think everyone is getting way too judgemental without even knowing what's behind that story.
If there was something bad behind all that, i really don't think they'd go public (is that the correct word in english?) the way they do (kissing each other in the streets when they know some may recognize them, talk about each other in interviews, mention each other on their blog...).
^ I don't associate any sense of right or wrong with their being public ... that has to do with risk-taking (in the beginning) and with a sense of euphoria now. They are over the moon with all those fabulous hormones
I agree that there's no point in judging anyone, but at the same time, compassion (in this case for the wife and kids) never went amiss. I was an adult when my parents divorced, and still it was quite difficult. (Not least because it was dragged out for so long.) My brother was on the cusp of adolescence & I saw an overnight change in him (and not for the better). It is never easy, and it can't be made easier with publicity I'm sure.
Hopefully next time each of us is in the throes of new love, we'll take a moment to consider whether there's anyone we should be feeling a little compassion for ...
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That's pretty low of him to get involved with Garance while still married (if that's the case). Especially since he has children. I hope his wife takes him to the cleaners. Hey Garance, once a cheater always a cheater!
What is wrong with me: I'm still curious - I hate to be a gossip, but does anyone know, is Scott still married? Is there a divorce going on? I keep wondering how his wife feels, considering she worked to support the family while he built up his blog career.
And his girlfriend, Garance Dore.
"I'm pretty good at the sex. And pretty good at picture taking. That's about it. Garance is pretty happy. And the hotel-room neighbours are pretty pissed. You can write that; that's totally fine with me."
Scott Schuman got drunk at a party in his honor in Toronto and decided to give a speech described by one guest as "rambling" and "nonsensical." That same night, he went on the record with Globe and Mail reporter Amy Verner. What ensued was an object lesson in why not to give interviews under the influence: Schuman leveled spurious attacks on designers James Coviello and Peter Som ("When I had my showroom in New York, [I told them], 'You have to build your brand,' and they didn't listen"), disdain for the media that have helped make him ("I don't need another interview with any other magazine or newspaper in the world") and plenty of bragging about his own sexual prowess ("I'm pretty good at the sex. And pretty good at picture taking. That's about it. Garance is pretty happy. And the hotel-room neighbours are pretty pissed.") "Garance" is Garance Doré, the French street style blogger for whom Schuman left his wife of 20 years — who had financially supported him after his showroom business failed.
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and the interview in question:
Sex and the Sartorialist
Scott Schuman wants everyone to know he's good in bed.
Of course, the critical eye behind high-profile blog The Sartorialist is good at taking pictures, too. The fashion-marketing-guy-turned-shutterbug is a style blogging pioneer, influencing and defining fashion around the world through the hundreds of photos displayed on his site, which boasts more than 100,000 hits a day.
Named one of Time magazine's top 100 design influencers in 2007, Schuman was feted at a party Wednesday at Toronto's high-style retailer Holt Renfrew, whose Bloor Street windows are currently devoted to Schuman and five other fashion bloggers, including his Parisian girlfriend, Garance Doré.
Between an in-store appearance earlier on Wednesday and a commercial gig for Burberry on Thursday, the Indiana-born 41-year-old showed off his new book (titled The Sartorialist, it's out Aug. 22) and talked frankly about his prowess, photographic and otherwise. You've become a worldwide brand simply by taking people's pictures.
When I had my showroom in New York, that's what I was telling guys like Peter Som and James Coviello: “You have to build your brand” – and they didn't listen. I started The Sartorialist in 2005. By late 2006, I had a serious brand. A brand that meant something. Was there a turning point in terms of the blog's popularity?
There was not a specific date, but all these really heartfelt e-mails I started receiving from people saying that the blog made them appreciate and be inspired by other people – not Prada or labels but people – that's when I thought, okay, now I'm onto something. You can't buy that. You can't tell someone [to do that]. It just has to happen. Originally, you wrote a lot more; now there's very little text. Is it true then that a picture tells 1,000 words?
Yeah, that's it, but I'm also just too busy. To me, a photograph tells what I want to say; I shoot it the way I want to shoot it with the light how I want and the angle and the background. The most difficult part right now is that I would love to write more. Do you ever think about doing a fashion detox?
Why would I detox? I mean, look at this stuff; it's great. Did you see what was happening today? Two hundred people came out. Two girls came to the [Holts Café] to have a drink afterward and told me they took an hour and a half bus from wherever to meet me. How could I not talk to them? When I'm shooting in the coldest cold or the hottest hot, I'm not [thinking] about whether you're going to be sitting here interviewing me. It's that girl who's taking the bus; those are the people I want to make happy. By snapping fashion bigwigs one day and unknown gamines the next, your message about style is very democratic.
Yeah. I mean, take the whole thing with Holts. They said, “We're going to have interviews with all these people.” And I was like, I don't care; I want to have X amount of time with my people. I don't need another interview with any other magazine or newspaper in the world. What I need is to meet my readers and thank them. I think they really got that sincerity. I will do whatever it takes because my audience gives me so much love and so much energy to take these photos.
People describe you as a fashion legend.
Yeah. I'm gonna keep doing it. I love it and I'm going to wear that responsibility. I work my *** off. I was up last night and I shot all day for these commercial projects. The money I make from Burberry, Adidas and Style.com will make it possible for me to go to fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, London, New York, Stockholm, Australia – but also to places like Peru, Laos, Tibet. I want to mix in national indigenous style. I want to be able to look back at my pictures and say this was a snapshot, not a report, of my vision when I visited. Who are your photographic influences?
[Photojournalist] Steve McCurry is as much an influence to me as [fashion photographer] Bruce Weber. What did you want to be as a kid?
A football player or a baseball player. Not any more?
Well, I mean, look at me. You look fit – just not big like a quarterback.
I'm pretty good at the sex. And pretty good at picture taking. That's about it. Garance is pretty happy. And the hotel-room neighbours are pretty pissed. You can write that; that's totally fine with me. You want people to know you're good in bed?
Yeah. Yeah. Okaaay. Do you shine your own shoes?
Uh, you know, I would, but there's actually a place close to me – Cesar's Shoe Repair – and the guy has stepped up his game since I mentioned him on my site. If he was a five before, he's now a seven or eight. What camera do you use?
I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It shoots high-definition video even though I haven't figured out how to do that. But I'm still really good in bed. Does the site make money?
Yes, through advertising. I don't make a lot of money from it, but I do make enough to buy very good suits. What are you wearing now?
Ralph Lauren Black Label. What's your weakness when it comes to shooting people?
I have a weakness for surprises. I want to see something I haven't seen. I'm totally ambiguous sexually when it comes to my work. I shoot what I'm attracted to. What matters more: hair or shoes?
Doesn't matter. I'm totally just reacting to the moment in time and trying to capture it for the blog. I'll figure [the rest] out later. I'll look at a picture and go, oh, it was the hair or the light in the person's eyes, the posture or the shoes. That's different than the commercial stuff where I have to make a plan and recapture an idea of what that would be. Can you tell when people are trying too hard?
Uh, yeah. Do people recognize you now?
Even though it's my site, I don't show up on it that much. But yeah, people recognize me. All the time. There's one shot of you in your book.
Yeah. I think from when I was really skinny. You're still really skinny.
Tell me more about how skinny I am. Do you think I look better with short hair or long? You can tell me about my butt. What do you think? It's nice, right? If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing?
Every rapper says if I was not doing this, I would be in jail. And basically, I'm a rapper, only I'm a photographer. So if I wasn't doing this, I would definitely be in jail. Actually, I think you're quite mischievous.
I think I am. And I'm totally cool with that.
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This does not surprise me at all, he is one creepy little man.
agreed, he always seemed so creepy to me. i started disliking him after he went to brazil and made some very judgmental comments about the city and safety and whatever. like, do your research before just saying stuff judging from watching 'city of god'.
he went there surrounded by bodyguards for a fashion event and when people asked 'where are the real people? did you not take any pics on the streets?" he said something like "maybe you should make your city safer for tourists before asking me to go out on the streets with my camera to take pictures" and he was very rude and all round cocky about it