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Check Out The Awesome Street Style In Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s Fashion Week is on right now, but what’s happening on the streets is just as interesting as the catwalk. Maybe it’s because Australia’s a bit more isolated from the rest of the fashion world, but the street style in Melbourne is really on point. We could all learn a thing or two from these girls …

The Best Dressed At NYFW: The Attendees

This week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week came to a close. In many ways, our fashion future has been foretold — what we saw on runways this past week will directly influence what we wear next fall and winter, whether we purchase the actual designer ready to wear (fat chance) or H&M’s take on the trends. It’s always interesting to see how real people take what they see on the catwalk and reinterpret it to make it work for them. Perhaps the best example of this are the attendees of the shows. Unlike a red carpet appearance, celebrities, models, editors, and questionably employed It girls turn up in pseudo-casual ensembles fit for the most stylish impresarios on the streets. Here’s my 10 picks for the most covetable looks on attendees at NYFW.

Huh? Long-Sleeve Shirts As Skirts?

We’re all for multi-functional fashion, but this new trend that one of our favorite street style sites, Chictopia, is advocating makes us scratch our heads. According to the site, the blogosphere is going crazy for long-sleeve shirts transformed into skirts without any sewing. The collar becomes the waistband, and the sleeves are tied around the waist. There’s power in taking style risks — one special look can get a style geek on the fashion icon list in a heartbeat. But it seems counterproductive to make a shirt-as-skirt look avant garde, instead of thrown on, which seems to be the trend’s very point. Check out a few more examples of the look in practice, after the jump… [Chictopia] Keep reading »

Photobooth Flashback

Before the advent of the internet or street style blogs, photographer Frank Oscar Larson was taking candid pictures of life in New York City. I love how this shot from 1954 perfectly captures the fashion of the day, but also the moment of primping and excitement that always precedes stepping into a photobooth — whether that photobooth was in NYC 50 years ago, or in the corner of a bar today. [Frank Oscar Larson] Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: “Bill Cunningham New York”

Starring Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Annette de la Renta, Iris Apfel, Tom Wolf, Kim Hastreiter, Patrick McDonald, Michael Kors

I know a woman whose life possibly peaked when she was snapped by The Sartorialist. Me? I’m gunning to catch the eye of Bill Cunningham from The New York Times‘s Sunday Style section, who has been photographing street style since Scott Schumann and Garance Doré were but eggs in their mothers’ wombs. Bill Cunningham, who turned 80 while the documentary “Bill Cunningham New York” was being filmed, dropped out of Harvard in the late 1940s and began working as a milliner, making hats for New York City’s elite. Then a friend handed him a camera and Bill’s eye for style bloomed. Now he’s the beloved street style photographer — a cultural anthropologist, really — for the Times. As someone — perhaps Anna Wintour — says in “Bill Cunningham New York,” while everyone else who works in fashion is standing inside the tents during Fashion Week snapping pics of celebrities, Bill Cunningham is outside on the sidewalk taking photographs of the regular people. Keep reading »

Former “Lucky” Column Inspires New Website

You might have noticed something different about the December issue of Lucky magazine. Creative director Andrea Linnett’s illustrated “Fashion Babble” column was missing from the last page. The column hasn’t died—it’s just moved. Linnett has revived the former fashion story on a new site called I Want to Be Her!, where she features stylish or fashion-forward women. I Want to Be Her! is presented in illustration form, like “Fashion Babble,” but what’s even better is that each piece is hotlinked to an actual clothing item, making shopping easier. The illustrations are the creation of Anne Johnston Albert, an illustrator and designer who also drew “Fashion Babble.” I’ve already fallen in love with the “Cute Barneys Girl” story (above), and have plans to recreate that look, but I’m sure there will be many more sartorial illustrations to spark outfit ideas. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

An Eyebrow Trend For Those Who Want To Look Angry All The Time

Seriously, people. What is with the eyebrow experimentation? Leave them be! Leave eyebrows alone! [Cafe Mode/L'Express] Keep reading »

Chic On The Street: Sleek & Severe In Taipei

We like how Fang’s sleek and severe look is reflected in her demeanor. We might have suggested a belt for anyone else in this getup, but it would be wrong to alter Fang’s dramatic statement. This 28-year-old manages Bodymap, a Taiwanese clothing line with stores all over Taipei. All her clothes are from there. Keep reading »

Chic On The Street: Classic Black And White

Audrey Hepburn-inspired outfits never get old with us. Just get a load of Sasha Peters, 22, looking very much the updated classic in L.A.’s SIlver Lake neighborhood. Sasha, currently working at Kiki de Montparnasse and studying Shakespeare, channels “Roman Holiday” in head-to-toe vintage from stores in L.A. and New York. The matching hot red nails and lips? Nice touch. Keep reading »

Chic On The Street: Pulled-Together Punk

We peeped Paige Cano, 19, on Venice Beach and loved the combo of don’t-give-a-damn grunge paired with pretty hair. Paige is rocking a T-shirt from a Dystopia show with thrift store jeans and pumps “borrowed from a friend.” Keep reading »

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