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.