Thursday, October 16, 2008

On the Street….Photographer Style, NYC


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  1. yen

    October 16, 2008 at 8:41 am

    she looks like a quirky doll with awesome layers on her, and those peter pan like shoes are adorable.

  2. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 16, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I like that she has a look

    but I do not think it makes her attractive at ALL

    It looks like she created a habit of wearing layers.

    Style seems secondary here.

    This is a time when you see someone who has thier “uniform”

    I just don’t like her habits in layering.

    Is this style or habit?


  3. le rakun

    October 16, 2008 at 8:59 am

    this is not actually considered ‘nice’ in a conservative sense. these two photos got a similar silhouettes, as if there is actually someone out there that was made to look like a cartoon character. she emphasized this fact by wearing out-of-this-world wardrobes [not each piece is, mind you, but the overall effect... excluding the shoes... they're just hands-down mindboggling.]
    i don’t know if i supposed to write this or not, but if i met her in the real world, i might smile + fall in love with her. on the spot.

  4. indigo warrior

    October 16, 2008 at 9:02 am

    I love her looks! So whimsical, but you can see very practical. She can wear a flirty dress and not worry about any exposure issues while she’s moving around. Very nice. She looks to be comfortable in her own skin. I hope she smiles now and then.

  5. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 9:32 am

    she is tiny tiny tiny

  6. chinesische zaubernuss

    October 16, 2008 at 9:47 am

    love her, love her, love her!

    she looks always so amazing, i never get tired of looking at her and i’m always looking forward to new photos.

    i would also love to see the pictures that she takes!

  7. Laurence John

    October 16, 2008 at 10:29 am

    she looks like she was designed by Jamie Hewlett.

  8. gregorytoddsmith

    October 16, 2008 at 10:42 am

    The boots in the first one… amazing. I’ve been looking at thrift stores around here for some sort of boot like that. So pauper-looking, but so perfect.

  9. Catherine

    October 16, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I absolutely love the shoes. Does anyone know where I may find them?

  10. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Isn’t this the same photographer we see in the background photographing the pouting princess in a previous post? I get the feeling of obsession here. Obsession with making photos, with presenting herself to the world – throught the use of proportion and delicate fabrics- as a little bitty miserable person who must me successful and noticed.

  11. skinnyGLASSESgirl

    October 16, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    she’s cute. I wonder what kind of camera that is she’s holding? any ideas?

  12. The Storialist

    October 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I love this interest in capturing other photographers. Fascinating stuff.

    This woman here is really playing the (broken?) doll card. I admire her dressing-up sensibility, even though she looks bizarre (especially due to the shoes).

  13. 凹me,凹u,凹the world

    October 16, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    the japan lovely style..i appreciate…

  14. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Anon 11:22 –

    Nope, not the same woman. The photographer in the background of the princess shot can be seen here: (Sept 2007)

    here: (Oct 2007)

    and here: (also Oct 2007).

    I love, love, love her style. :)

  15. Dominica

    October 16, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I just fell of my chair….wow !
    I simply adore her dress/skirt/tunique in the second picture…the material looks fragile just like she does…love the shoes on her too …Anyone else would look ridiculous but some people can wear anything…
    As for the picture on top : she IS a woman on top …I love embroidered patterns, her top makes me think about the fabrics the Oilily collections used to have in the 80′ies….

  16. Catherine

    October 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    So cute! Why don’t my bangs look like that? Darned wavy hair!!

  17. Danielle

    October 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    that’s one hell of a camera. i’m dying to know what that little leopard cuff is – it’s fascinating.

  18. Voyno's Hi

    October 16, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Her shoes are amazing. She looks like an out of work fairy.

    • Name*

      September 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Awesome post. “An out of work fairy”! I love that so very much. I wish I was a novelist so I could use that description.

  19. Joe Nasty

    October 16, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    the camera is a Fuji GA645 Professional medium format rangefinder camera. The negative is 6 x 4.5 cm big. I have the 6 x 9 cm version. EXCELLENT image quality but they have been discontinued.

  20. jcyrai

    October 16, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    skinnyGlasses, her camera looks like a Fuji 645 medium-format rangefinder.

  21. Luciernaka

    October 16, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    i find her style glorious.

    especially her boots, her black necklace, and her gaze.

    and the print on her shirt.

  22. Brigadeiro

    October 16, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    She looks so precious, love her chutzpah and creativity!

  23. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    i love her look. love it! talk about style. no, the shoes aren’t flattering, but isn’t she great for wearing them. i’d love to know her shoe story.

  24. KateS

    October 16, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    She reminds me of Bjork – consistently crazy, in a good way. I love her mad shoes and A line silhouette.

    danielle, I don’t think it’s a leopard print cuff – I think it’s a scrunchie. You can sort of see it in her hair in the first photo.

  25. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    this is a fascinating silhouette!

  26. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    LOVE the boots in the first picture

  27. sninny

    October 16, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    it is interesting to see how she is wearing the same skirt I have as a top in the first pic.
    it is quite malvelous to see how clothes get new life according to who is wearing it!!

    that is why I love fashion!!!

  28. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I love the skirt she is wearing like a necklace almost in the top photo. It looks like it is an old piece of Hmong embroidery, or by another ethnic group in the mountainous areas of Southeast Asia or southern China.

  29. MJ

    October 16, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    She’s very ethereal and funky at the same time. That’s hard to do.

  30. D.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    8:46 AM:
    "Style seems secondary here

    This is a time when you see someone who has thier "uniform"

    I just don't like her habits in layering.

    Is this style or habit?


    Ah, but a quirky, out-there habit can be quite revealing in a way that simple mastery of style may not. You can have great style that says nothing about the wearer; the fashionistas you see who work in the business can put together the perfect edgy, androgynous, punky look one day and the next, show up in some flirty, feminine dress and sky-high heels and pull off each outfit perfectly in the process because they know how to work proportion, color, &c. But they don't make a forceful individualist statement in the process. Now, that's just fine, because people are complex and dynamic and multifaceted and self-contradictory, and it's all a completely honest reflection of themselves.

    However, I find the odd and uncommon, perhaps even "extreme," quirks to be the most engaging. If you work the same unusual silhouette or layering pattern or color pallet or what-have-you all the time, it says something about what makes you unique… and it's nice to see people being different.

    It's entirely possible that this is just the result of a childhood full of cartoons conditioning me to love uniform-like, unusual styles that reveal something about the nature of the characer 8D

  31. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 12:41 am

    When I look at her, I want to ask if she’s okay. She looks so sad and fragile :(

    • Name*

      September 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Rei is more then OK. She is a successful happy social individual. This is evident as time goes on and she looks years younger then her age and more active then most people. A testament to the fact that being thin isn’t unhealthy as some bigger people would like to believe.

  32. Alex Edward

    October 17, 2008 at 12:50 am

    I want those boots.

  33. jayce.

    October 17, 2008 at 3:18 am

    I want to take her home.

  34. Olviya

    October 17, 2008 at 3:48 am

    incredible shoes!

  35. HEK

    October 17, 2008 at 6:02 am

    I love her! She is so adorable and original:)

  36. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 6:16 am

    it’s not neat and chic but still lovely all the same.
    it’s probably not “thrown together” either, but i love the fabrics and the shoes and the proportion. she looks like a little doll.

    the expression though, it’s not sad per se but something else…

  37. Barry Wright, III

    October 17, 2008 at 8:20 am

    If the asymmetrical pant length is intentional, kudos to her. That would be interesting and impressive. The fact that I’m not sure about the intentionality, however, is not so good.

  38. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I just adore her silhouette and especially of course her shoes which make her look like a nice hobbit.

  39. The Sartorialist

    October 17, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I have not posted any of the comments about this young ladies weight because it is simply something we cannot really know about for sure.

    I do think it is a valid discussion but not one that i am comfortable having on this blog.

    all I know is that I saw her around all week during the shows and she was very animated and physical in doing her job. In the photos I took of her, she took on those poses as an expression of her persona. It was the way she wanted to present herself in photos, she was always very smiley when i was around her – I don’t pretend to understand why she takes on this persona but that is not up to me.

    Trying to figure out how to deal with these issues is , by far, the most difficult part in running this blog. I hope you understand

  40. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 11:12 am

    hi scott she has always been my favorite on your blog. I would love to the the photos she takes. Do you know where I could look at them?
    thanks so much

  41. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    As someone who sent a comment about the young woman’s weight, I really appreciate your explanation–and the tricky position you are in. So thank you.

  42. Shirley

    October 17, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    She’s beautiful

  43. Cheryl

    October 17, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    I would never consider either of these outfits but there is something so right about her.

    BUT… what’s up with those shoes?

    In both pic!! Crazy Ugly!


    October 17, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Has anyone seen Fern Gully – She reminds me of Magi – crazy talk! like the shoes.

  45. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    love the shoes! love the dresses! love the girl!

  46. karmapolice

    October 17, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    anonymous 2:16 said it best

  47. hemoglobin

    October 18, 2008 at 3:25 am

    i love her individualistic way of dressing ..she not completely out of sync to be labeled a total disaster but she completely individualizes it ..n the BOOTS ..they add so much to her ..
    shes like a funky caricature i would draw to show case an out fit and then the boots would completely complete the whole “look”
    shes her ..and not a fashionista..shes an individualist..

    the layers are well put together
    i so wish i could be like that unchanging with seasons..and have a style which people recognise to be “me” yet not be a way out non-fashion follower!
    shes the cutest!!

  48. La photographe

    October 19, 2008 at 9:52 am

    I miss New York so much

  49. Amber

    October 19, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    There’s a beauty to her..and I find it to be captivating.

  50. Yardi Gold

    October 19, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    she looks like noodle from “The gorillaz”. OO”
    thtas sooooo cool! XD

  51. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I get what she’s trying to do, but I loathe the shoes in both pics. Cute getup otherwise.

  52. Munique Fashions

    October 23, 2008 at 7:09 am

    She has very unusual shoes

  53. chocolate's lover

    October 30, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    ı love her style but ı don’t like her her style very cool without shoes.

  54. gracee

    October 30, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    my favorite part is the wee backpack. she looks like a sweet fairy !

  55. i, dia

    November 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    OOOOO! in the first picture she’s wearing a traditional Hmong skirt from the Hmong costume as a top! (I’m Hmong, so I can confirm that)

    I love it, never seen it worn like that before.

  56. Neol Zhang

    August 31, 2013 at 9:06 am

    when i first saw her,i knew i fell in love with her.haha,although i’m a girl

  57. Neol Zhang

    August 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

    i really want to know her instagram,does she have it….

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