Sunday, March 17, 2013

On the Street….. At Roberto Cavalli Part II

Sunday, March 17, 2013

On the Street…..Les Tuileries, Paris

Sunday, March 17, 2013

On the Street…..Fashion in Detail, Florence

Saturday, March 16, 2013

On the Street…..Short Tweed Coats, Paris

Saturday, March 16, 2013

On the Street…. via Alserio, Milan

I think there’s something so charming about the dark quirkiness of these young ladies at the Marni show in Milan.  

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Street….Before Dries Van Noten, Paris

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Street…… The Fortezza, Florence

Friday, March 15, 2013

REPOST: Where Are My Dreamers??

Where are the dreamers?      Where are the dreamers???

 

I wasn’t shocked by the comments regarding this photo, but I’m always surprised by how many people see the world in black or white, yes/no, or just give me the facts.

 

The USEFUL fashion or style information in this shot is totally irrelevant.

 

However, her style in this photograph totally sets the stage for the dream you can create around this image.

 

So sue me, I’m a dreamer!

 

Want to know what I see when I look at this image?

 

A real life Eliza Doolittle (apparently RJT and E. Lentini had the same dream).

 

Can’t you imagine this young girl (starving artist, i.e. a young Patti Smith in Just Kids) living in a drafty, cold-water flat, in the most dangerous neighborhood of Paris. She can’t risk catching the attention of the men in that quarter so she cocoons herself during her commute to an entry-level position at a chic but dusty antiquarian bookshop in the Palais Royal?

 

She carries her one nice pair of shoes in a bag to keep them from wearing out too quickly. Every morning before work she has the cheapest coffee and croissant she can find and then uses the café toilet to slip out of her warm cocoon to become the butterfly of the bookshop.

 

Yes, it’s a silly, overly-romantic little fantasy but it’s all I see when I take or look at a photo like this. Facts and reality mean nothing to me in a case like this or this.

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Street…..Les Tuileries, Paris

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Street…..Denim in Detail, Florence

I love the cut of those jeans (fuller thigh, tapered to ankle) and that the small cuff doesn’t add too much visual weight around the ankles.