Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Early Morning….Armani Cafe, Milan

 

I knew I would find her every morning at the Armani Cafe. Last time I was in Milan (a few weeks ago), I brought her a large print of a photograph I had taken of her a few months before.

 

I found her sitting in this perfect light, as usual, having her morning espresso.

 

I said hello in my limited Italian and opened the envelope that contained the print and asked if I could take another photograph of her. She took a moment to look at the print, put it down and took what has become her familiar pose – a far off stare. Just as I finished shooting this frame, I stepped towards her to say thank you and a tear fell from her eye.

 

I don’t know if it was the emotion of the moment, or the morning sun in her eye, but it was a particularly touching moment for me. It reminds me how much a truthful, gentle image can move a person and how much it can mean to their sense of self and their feeling of being noticed in the world.

Monday, February 2, 2015

On the Street……via Piranesi, Milan

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Monday, February 2, 2015

On the Street…The Fortezza, Florence

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Layering….Solid Over Print

Volume11515web1I don’t see this very often but when I see it, I notice it. It’s unexpected, but it seems to work – this idea of layering a separate over a similar kind of item. For example on the left is a solid skirt layered over a printed pant from the Fall14 Kenzo Show. On the right a street shot from Paris of a silver brocade blouse over a printed silk blouse.

 

It’s one of those “styling tricks” that is never really a trend, but that’s a way of wearing clothes that makes dressing up fun.

 

Left: Kenzo Fall/Winter 2014      Right: November 2007, Paris

Monday, February 2, 2015

On the Street…Corso Magenta, Milan

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Friday, January 30, 2015

On the Street…Fashion in Detail, Paris

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Friday, January 30, 2015

On the Street…Via Tortona, Milan

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Friday, January 30, 2015

On the Street…The Fortezza, Florence

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Friday, January 30, 2015

On the Street….The Fortezza, Florence

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Paintings of Versailles….Hemline Details

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Almost even more touching is the dainty shoes just barely peeking out from underneath…