Friday, April 9, 2010

On the Street…..Moscow in Color

Growing up during the end of the Cold War, I had always heard that Russia was super grey and depressing. Isn’t there an old, famous Burger King commercial about a Russian fashion show? All the “models” were wearing head-to-toe grey and dressed exactly alike. Not that I base my world view on burger commercials, but I continue to be surprised at just how much bright, vivid color is in Moscow. I love that this young lady, who is so dramatic in her tailored, red coat, is not a fashionista but a typical working girl… actually, an “Account Manager for a built-in appliances manufacturer.”
I mean, I don’t know any “Account Manager for a built-in appliance manufacturer” in Queens, New York that dresses like her. If so, I’d visit Queens more often.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hidden Treasures

Why is it that old-school boutiques seem to be the only retailers left that understand the idea of the “hidden treasure”.

Shops today over-indulge in the visual display of product and images. Shouting at customers to dance to their music and submit to their own experience. Shops of yesteryear seduced, like a strip tease, slowly revealing themselves to those that gave their time and attetion.

It is strange that these shops of yesterday are so much more seductive than the “tits-out” stores of today.

Le Louvre, Melbourne

A shop in Barcelona

Thursday, April 8, 2010

On the Street…..Bold Outerwear, Milano

Thursday, April 8, 2010

On the Street…..Mitte, Berlin

Thursday, April 8, 2010

On the Street…..Mitte, Berlin

Thursday, April 8, 2010

On the Street…..Alessandra in the Mirror, Milano

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Can I Take A Picture? – Italian Vogue Pelle

How did this cellphone picture end up as story in Italian Vogue Pelle?
Giovanna Battaglia (Fashion Director of Vogue Pelle and Sartorialist Super-All-Star) took this shot of Garance with her cellphone, while Garance was shooting her, and I was in the background shooting both of them….is that clear?
Anyway, a couple of weeks later Giovanna showed me the picture on her cellphone and asked me to do a full story for Vogue Pelle, based on the idea of the “cool, blogger girl”.
Giovanna loved the idea of the photographer/blogger being more stylishly dressed than the subjects of the photo….which sometimes is the case!
Here are a few images from that story.

The shoot was lots of fun but instead of talking about it you can take a look at the “making of” video below.

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On the Street…..Knit Jacket, Florence

I love a knit jacket if for no other reason than how slim the sleeves can fit.

A slim cut sleeve drops 10 pounds off any guy in a suit.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On the Street…..Mitte, Berlin

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

On the Street…..Bowie-ish, Milano