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
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
“I feel like I am a new media, all by myself” More
This is noteworthy because she also happens to be a fashion icon. More
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
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
Keep them alongside your slippers “believed to have been worn by” Marie-Antoinette for the ultimate vintage collection.
Would you like to know what it was? (Hint: it was not the hipster headdress. I included that photo to throw you off.) More
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
The title says it all. More
The headline says it all. More
You know those ubiquitous Miu Miu glitter booties? Those ones to the left? There was a minute there when you couldn’t look at street style photography from this past fashion month without seeing them in every shot. Anyway, turns out their aforementioned ubiquity caught the attention of mass market shoe manufacturer (and knock off extraordinaire) Steve Madden. More
The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman was recently quoted bragging about how much his blog is better than Tavi’s blog and how he’s rolling in it and everyone else is lame, etc. You know, grown-up stuff. People subsequently called him out because this was absurd. Schuman now says that interview (which he gave to The Talks) was conducted over a year ago and his opinions have changed. Maybe he’s just covering for himself because the interview makes him look like a complete tool. In any case, he says he actually doesn’t have any ill will for Tavi. More
Here’s what people have been rocking on the streets of New York. More