Topic: Street-Style

People Wear Things To Parties At SXSW

People Wear Things To Parties At SXSW

Greetings everyone! I write to you from sunny Austin, Texas, where I am currently convalescing after four days of intense party reporting. (You can read about my adventures here if you don’t mind joining The New MySpace to do so. The series is called “And Then It Got Weird,” because duh.) My week was pretty well occupied by seeing bands, consuming intoxicating substances, and breaking into hot tubs, but I still found the time to take a few style snaps of people I encountered on the street and at parties. While many people looked like they’d just stepped out of an Urban Outfitters catalog, I tried to get some diversity in there, which is why you will also see a guy in a monster costume and a girl dressed like a slutty Rainbow Brite. I’m in there too, of course, because I am a narcissist. More »

People Wear Things To Parties In Brooklyn (And Queens!)

People Wear Things To Parties In Brooklyn (And Queens!)

Once again this weekend, I went to numerous concerts and parties, and all of them were full of people wearing things. Many of these people were kind enough to let me take pictures of them. I usually confine my adventures to Brooklyn, as I have a superstitious fear of crossing water, but this time I ventured to Queens as well for an art show that turned out to be really cool. If everyone seems less blurry this week, it’s because I took pictures on a real camera and not my iPhone. I am moving up in the world! More »

Here Are Some Styles I Encountered Over The Weekend

Here Are Some Styles I Encountered Over The Weekend

So it’s no secret around these parts that I attend a decent number of social and cultural gatherings, especially on the weekend. Often, the people at said gatherings are wearing “cool outfits” which they have picked out for themselves. Hence, in the interest of fashion journalism, I will now be taking pictures of some of these outfits and posting them every Monday. Some of the subjects are people I know, others are friends I haven’t met yet, but you can bet that pretty much all of them are having a good time.

Note: I apologize in advance for the quality of these photos…I’m going to obtain a real camera this week…but in the meantime, I hope you will consider their “lo-fi” quality a part of their gritty, Brooklyn charm. More »

Illustrated Guide: The 9 Best Ways To Attract Street Style Photographers

Illustrated Guide: The 9 Best Ways To Attract Street Style Photographers

It seems like roughly 50% of all fashion week coverage is now devoted to street style: images of people outside the tents are effectively as popular as images from the runways, especially now that fashion bloggers and editors are celebrities in their own right. What used to be a democratizing force in the stubbornly elitist fashion industry, however, has really, really… evolved. A few years ago, you could just go outside looking pulled-together and original with a slick of lipstick and people with cameras would flock; now the rules are different. This week’s Illustrated Guide is the definitive manual to getting snapped by a street style photographer. More »

We All Know Fashion Bloggers Have No Integrity, Right?

We All Know Fashion Bloggers Have No Integrity, Right?

During fashion month, when every fashion site with a photo department publishes slideshow after slideshow of “street style,” in and around the tents, you pretty quickly note the recurring characters. There’s model-turned-blogger Hanneli Mustaparta, there’s accessory-obsessed Man Repeller, there’s Susie Bubble in artfully clashing everything and, of course, Bryan Boy. These and other superstar style are always outfitted in a morass of prints, wearing hot-off-the-runway statement shoes and toting the season’s most prominent It Bag. They always sit front row. More »