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Thursday, October 16, 2008

On the Street....Photographer Style, NYC

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:41 AM) : 

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


Blogger John-Bryan Hopkins said ... (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?



Blogger le rakun said ... (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.


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:32 AM) : 

she is tiny tiny tiny


Blogger weina said ... (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!


Blogger Laurence John said ... (10:29 AM) : 

she looks like she was designed by Jamie Hewlett.


Blogger Unknown said ... (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.


Blogger Zander said ... (10:46 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger Fashion Serial Killer said ... (12:08 PM) : 

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


Blogger Hannah Stephenson said ... (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).


Blogger 凹me,凹u,凹the world said ... (12:42 PM) : 

the japan lovely style..i appreciate...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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. :)


Blogger Dominica said ... (12:55 PM) : 

I just fell of my !
I simply adore her dress/skirt/tunique in the second picture...the material looks fragile just like she 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....


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:11 PM) : 

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


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:41 PM) : 

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


Blogger Voyno says Hi said ... (1:51 PM) : 

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


Blogger Joe Nasty said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

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


Blogger Luciernaka said ... (3:52 PM) : 

i find her style glorious.

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

and the print on her shirt.


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (6:18 PM) : 

She looks so precious, love her chutzpah and creativity!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 PM) : 

this is a fascinating silhouette!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:44 PM) : 

LOVE the boots in the first picture


Blogger sninny said ... (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!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger LRB said ... (11:45 PM) : 

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


Blogger D. said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:50 AM) : 

I want those boots.


Blogger a said ... (3:18 AM) : 

I want to take her home.


Blogger Olviya said ... (3:48 AM) : 

incredible shoes!


Blogger Hek said ... (6:02 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 AM) : 

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


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

She's beautiful


Blogger Cheryl Houston said ... (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!


Blogger PopMachineUK said ... (7:46 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 PM) : 

anonymous 2:16 said it best


Blogger hemoglobin said ... (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!!


Blogger Adeline said ... (9:52 AM) : 

I miss New York so much


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:44 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:12 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 PM) : 

the way she dresses leaves me unsettled but in a good way. i love her shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:09 AM) : 

She has very unusual shoes


Blogger Arayatananda Pratama said ... (3:06 AM) : 

Is she "REI KATO"??


Blogger chocolate's lover said ... (5:28 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:46 PM) : 

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


Blogger iDIAV said ... (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.


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