street style

This!

one of my new years resolutions should probably have been to stop complaining about the heat. i live in africa, i have done for 28 years, i need to get over it. WELL. that will never happen. i actually day dream about the cold. i look at pictures of girls wearing crisp camel coloured coats and actually get kind of weepy. i am particularly drawn to the lovely dark mix of blacks, browns and navy… accessorised with beautiful leather bags and jaunty hats. sigh.

the sartorialist: left &  right

hel looks & all the pretty birds

streetstyle aesthetic & the sartorialist

la belle oiselle & style sightings

jak & jill

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Turned Out by Maya

i am subscribed to a lot of blogs. a LOT of blogs. it is not unusual for my reader to shout at me that i have 1000+ unread items. actually it’s more like i’m shouting at my reader because i have 1000 unread items, right? anyway, i keep that shit organised, son. everything is sorted into folders according to theme. you might say i have google reader ocd.

there is however one folder that only has about 20 feeds in it – my favourites. blogs i will read every day, no matter what, no matter how little time i might have. whether it’s during a work break, or while i’m nursing a cup a coffee – these are my go-to sites. Turned Out by Maya is one of them.

“a little website that aims to inspire with daily posts of street style photographs and profiles on interesting people with great personal style (in cities like) Sydney, Paris, New York, Auckland and Berlin.”

so says Maya Villiger, a self-taught photographer originally from Switzerland. looking through her photos gives you the feeling like Maya is pals with all the girls she photographs – or at least i like to think she is.

all photographs by Maya Villiger

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Street Style & the Great Outdoors

i haven’t done one of these in a while, especially not with street style – so i thought it would make for a good post over at Honestly WTF – my last in a guest series i have been doing over there.

images from top to bottom: Vanessa Jackman & Hasisi Park ; Susie Bubble & Martin Ystenes ; Peter Stigter & Richard Kylberg ; Stockholm StreetstyleJocelyn Catterson and Jeremy Daigneault ; Peter Stigter & Robin Mellway ; Streetpeeper & Claes Källarsson ; Stockholm Streetstyle & Kevin Kunstadt ;Streetstyle Aesthetic & Lindeberg Feller

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Escher & Menswear

i tend to forget that Escher actually did other work besides drawing hands and relativity. his tessellation designs are quite beautiful – i’ve been wanting to pair them with something interesting for some time now.

well i don’t know about you guys, but the street style that’s been snapped at the recent menswear shows in milan and paris have been more fascinating to me than anything else fashion related in recent weeks. the men in particular are so striking and daring in their outfit choices and sartorial combinations (though of course not “daring” at all in fashion circles – merely to us ordinary folk). sometimes i wish men who aren’t in the fashion industry would be more flamboyant and adventurous in the way they dress, without worrying about what people might think. go forth!

credits top to bottom: the street fashion 5x pro ; tommy ton ; tommy ton ; streetfsnstreetfsn

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