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Friday, May 30, 2014

On the Street…..Eleventh Street, New York

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Friday, May 30, 2014

On the Street…..Broadway, New York

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

On the Street….Crosby St., New York

Thursday, May 29, 2014

REPOST On the Street……San Babila, Milan

Is style really in the details?

 

Lets consider this rather angry comment left about the above image

 

“Where did all the “real” people go? I’m sick and tired of seeing fashionistas in (those!) Valentino sandals — and every other popular runway piece — all over this blog. As much as you claim portraying authentic style around the world, most of the pictures in this blog actually display the absurdly high adquisitive power of the fashion elite and its lack of originality. I’m much more inspired by anonymous, style-savvy women than by the so-called fashion “crème de la crème”.”

 

As you may have  noticed, I unValentino-ed this image.

 

Does it make it any less special or any less inspiring?

 

I think everything that makes the picture special or interesting remains.  I think the most important element of the image is the implied power of an (anonymous , she’s not a known fashionista) young, modern woman getting herself to work in a way that is still feminine, effective and eco-friendly.    The Valentino shoes help add a little to the story but they’re not the whole story.

 

 

The woman in this image is exactly what the commenter  claims to look to as inspiration but because of one element she doesn’t like she creates her own roadblock to that inspiration.

I feel bad for people that are always looking for excuses on how NOT to be inspired.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

On the Street…..Fifth Ave., New York

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

On the Street……San Babila, Milan

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

On the Street……San Babila, Milan

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Friday, May 23, 2014

On the Street…..San Babila, Milan

Friday, May 23, 2014

On the Street…..via Sant’ Andrea, Milan

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

On The Street…. Via Monte di Pietà, Milan

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

On the Street…..Via Montenapoleone, Milan

Thursday, May 22, 2014

On the Street….Garance on Ninth St., New York

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On the Street…..via Montenapoleone, Milan

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I hate to see her leave but I love to watch her go.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

From @TheSartorialist Instagram

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Wow ! I can’t believe it, this image now has 100K likes!

 

I posted it 18 weeks ago and it did fairly well but then a few weeks ago it popped up on a “popular page” and it took off!

 

People have been saying that images today seem cheaper, less meaningful and live with us for a shorter period than in the past.

 

 

I don’t agree.  I think meaningless images remain meaningless but strong images can now go viral and spread across the world at lighting speed.

 

We also live/share  our images more now, I have so many family photos in my phone that I can access in a second.  In the past you had to choose just a few prints to carry in your wallet.

 

Don’t even get me started on how many images Garance has screen-grabbed and reviews for inspiration in a way that is faster and more effect than she ever did in the past.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On the Street…..Corso Venezia, Milan

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPDATE: Anyone Notice Anything Unusual About This Photo I Took in Milan??

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I’ve never seen this before!  This young lady is carrying a coffee cup on the streets of Milan!

 

Contrary to many comments she was not American and the coffee was not from Starbucks.

 

The real shock was that it was from Cova, one of the bastions of Italian cafe culture.

 

For those of you that guessed no cellphone, I think it was in her other hand.

 

I loved all the other guesses, this is a very imaginative crowd (and a little scary!)

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

On the Street….via Montenapoleone, Milan

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Monday, May 19, 2014

On The Street…. Via Monte di PietĂ , Milan

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Monday, May 19, 2014

On the Street…..via Borgonuovo, Milan

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There’s something so charming about her shyness

Friday, May 16, 2014

On the Street….via Montenapoleone, Milan

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

On the Street….via Montenapoleone, Milan

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

On the Street…..via Sant’Andrea, Milan

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

On the Street…..via Montenapoleone, Milan

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

On the Street…..Piazza del Duomo, Milan

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

On the Street…..via Torino, Milan

Often when I run into someone I know on the street I like to watch them for a few minutes before I say “Hi” to see if I can catch them in a natural unguarded  moment.

 

It’s in those moments that you can sometimes understand their reality better than they do.

Monday, May 12, 2014

On The Street…. Ludlow St., New York

Friday, May 9, 2014

On the Street….Mercer St., New York

Friday, May 9, 2014

On the Street…..Broome St., New York

Thursday, May 8, 2014

On the Street….East Seventh St., New York

Tattooed girl in a tattooed world.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

On the Street….Crosby St., New York

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On the Street….Fast Down Broome St., New York

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On the Street…..Crosby St., New York

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

On The Street….. Broadway, New York

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

On The Street…. Broadway, New York

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Monday, May 5, 2014

On the Street….Tompkins Square Park, New York

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Monday, May 5, 2014

On the Street…..Springtime on East 9th St., New York

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