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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 »

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