Thursday, June 26, 2008

Yellow Dress - Prospect Park

This caught my eye while out at the park on a sunny spring Sunday. Oooh. Alliteration. The pattern of the dress is nicely balanced by the gray tee underneath. She also keeps accessories to a minimum, giving the dress the full attention it needs. And I love the insouciance of those sunglasses.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kaitlin - Albany Ave

Kaitlin is a great example of being "matchy- matchy". The shades of orange in her dress, sweater, and shoes are just different enough to make her outfit interesting, but close enough that they aren't jarring. The boldness of the colors is such a strong look, but the cut and pattern of her dress is feminine and summery.

Her sandals remind me of Israel:

Friday, June 20, 2008

Chaya - Kingston Ave

It's really hot and dry out here in California. So even though I told Chaya I'd be saving this shot for a rainy day, just imagining the rain is cooling me off, and I'm gonna go ahead and use it now.
Here, what caught my eye originally was Chaya's shoes. That bold 'pop' of color just makes me smile. Then it was the umbrella. I have a deep fondness for polka dots. After that, there was detail after detail that I just kept noticing. The shapes of her jacket and skirt, the round necklines, that great bag...
And great jewelry. Check out her earrings:

Those lovely, lovely shoes (and great legs to go with them!).

So cheerful and cute!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dog Walker - Prospect Park

This woman has a wonderful monochrome scheme in her outfit. I tend to lean towards bright colors and light fabrics in the springtime, but she demonstrates that wearing muter shades can also be great springwear.
Truthfully, I really stopped her for her shoes:

Take a closer look at the perforations on the edges of her shoes. The quality and detail of these are amazing.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sunday Style - Rockridge BART

It's nice to see a kid dressed with such class and creativity. The orange shirt adds vivacity to the classic quality of his polished shoes and perfect suit. Someone's in his Sunday best!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Daniella - Israel in the Park, San Francisco

I love clothes that are cute, yet comfortable. Clothes that look great, but that you can also get dirty in. This is a great example of that. Daniella has a military air to her outfit, but softens the look with subtle feminine touches.

Like these nude fishnet stockings, paired with wide buckled shoes:

A fashionable alternative to bulky camera straps:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Photographer - Eastern Parkway and Albany

This guy's got a casual, comfortable look, but what makes it interesting is all the details. Like the orange-framed glasses. Or the contrasting checks in his shirt and his pants (closer look below).
He takes what could be your classic bochur look - untucked shirt, crumpled pants - and adds style.

The look from behind - check out those tzitzis hanging proud!

A closer glance at his checked shirt and pants. Oh, and the adorable stuffed animal hanging from his camera bag:

His shoes were a combination of fancy French tips and worn out sneakers:

Innocent Bystander - Union Square NYC

This one is all about harmonic dissonance. Not one piece of her outfit quite matches the rest, but something about the whole of it is eyecatching and refreshing. The brightness of the yellow sweater and the red shoes lighten what might otherwise have been a dark, dull dress. I myself have a tendency to be a bit "matchy-matchy". It's a lot safer. (And also fun. I'll have to find a picture to prove it!)Being able to pull off such a variety of colors and textures takes a lot of guts. Let this woman's bravery be an inspiration!

A closer look at that "harmonic dissonance". Check out the great belt hidden behind the strings of the sweater.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sorry about the lack of posts! My Internet in New York was down, and I flew home to California on Thursday and have been settling in since then. I'll try to post something tonight!