- red wool cape with faux fur trim, thrifted, also worn here
- Versace floral pants, thrifted, also worn here
- kitten heel ankle boots, retail
- pink long-sleeve T, sample sale
- wool turtleneck, thrifted
- jewel-encrusted pendant, thrifted, also worn here
- magic loupe, made for me by O
- indigo beret, thrifted
Of course, these are not self portraits - I have Sandra, art project co-conspirator and blogger of Lens is More, to thank for that. We were both feeling low energy today, even after splitting a chocolate croissant and pumpkin scone, so in keeping with the mood we skulked around alleyways for a bit. Too bad (or lucky) Blogger doesn't have scratch and sniff...
Next stop was Chinatown. I hopped into this shop for the photo op because it embodied that ultra-cool Chinatown vibe.
Then Sandra scouted the doorway below, which she thought would really set off the cape and pants. I love this location.
Sandra flew low under the radar today but we got a couple of shots of her with graffiti and neon - she knows the locations of the city's best graffiti. I wonder if she'll post any. (Edit: Yes, she put up a couple, including one with graffiti and below is one of her with a Chinatown neon sign.)
On the way home, just when my feet started screaming, "Hey, freakazoid, you're not 20 years old any more, ya know!" a young woman stopped and asked me, "Do you know Bill Cunningham? You remind me of his photos." For those of you not familiar with him, he does street style photography in New York. His work inspired to me do my own street style blog. Suddenly my feet shut up. That's what I call a good day: friends, chocolate, scones, art, and making it home without a single blister with Mr. C. on my mind.
I'm hooking this up to Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style, her fantastic blog. I look forward to visiting everyone, especially now that I have a little more breathing space.
PS: I wrote this Saturday just after my outing so when I say "today" I really mean Saturday.
Your Comments on the Last Post
Thanks, everyone, for your feedback on the questions I raised in the last post, particularly, what is "too far"? Your comments for me are what gave this post life. I liked the photo shoot, sure, but I enjoyed reading your views even more. I like to think anything goes and there is no such thing as too far. I am trying to achieve that as a state of mind in everything I wear and I am so thankful for the spectrum of styles you share in your blogs - so much inspiration.