Not Giving Up, NYC

I don't usually shoot homeless people. I don't find it romantic or appealing like a lot of street photographers, and if you asked homeless people they are probably not to happy about their situation either. That's why I was surprised to be so drawn to taking a picture of this gentleman.  

I was being interviewed for an article in British Vogue; and while we walked down Bowery back in April I barely stopped walking when I took the shot. Fiona Golfar, the writer, asked why I took the photo. At that moment I couldn't really explain - but I just had a feeling about the power and grace of how he was sitting there. It wasn't until later that night when I was working on the image that I realized why I had noticed this man.

Usually people in this man's position have given up hope. Maybe this gentleman has too, I don't know, but he hasn't given up his sense of self or his sense of expressing something about himself to the world. In my quick shot I had noticed his pale blue boots, what I hadn't noticed at first were the matching blue socks, blue trimmed gloves, and blue framed glasses. This shot isn't about fashion - but about someone who, while down on his luck, hasn't lost his need to communicate and express himself through style.

Looking at him dressed like this makes me feel that in some way he hasn't given in or given up.

‘ Spent ! ’ for Pop Magazine : Paolo Roversi fotografo

Un editoriale del 2006 : VOGUE

Ho rivisto in questi giorni in ''giro'' per blogs queste foto
sono ancora molto belle ;
un editoriale per vogue 2006 di Steven Meisel

Il fashion e le rose

photographer Alexi Lubomirski

save the date: duro olowu @ london fashion week

mr. olowu was noticeably absent at london fashion week earlier this year and while we thoroughly missed him, we're pleased to announce he's coming back with a bang in a few weeks! on september 21, 2009, he'll be presenting his spring 2010 collection at a private showing. here's what to expect, courtesy of london fashion week:

Name three things that are inspiring you for spring/summer 2010: “The colours of Picasso's ‘Mosqueteros’ paintings; feather textiles of ancient Peru; 125th Street in Harlem, New York.”

...and there you have it! more info here.

excited much?? save the date and see our thoughts on his last collection here.


Making a Splash

At multi-label fashion store – The Designers – has a lot to offer in term of prêt and porter. The collections at the designer acquire a casual ethnicity keeping Eid in mind. One sees women easily replacing their traditional shalwars with harem pants or palazzos or capacious dupattas with streamlined scarves.

The Story Covered by Instep
Photography: Fayyaz Ahmed
Labels: Nomi Ansari, Karma, ART by Arshad Tareen, Mehdi, Maysoon at The Designers
Hair and Makeup: Sabs
Model: Fouzia Amir
Coordination: Asad Tareen

Men Fashion: Follow Your Own Style Revisit

I realized that more and more men today are focus on fashion and style, knowing looking good is an asset in every aspect of their lives: Business, personal or, social.

The fact is, a well groomed man is as important as his personality. In fact, most of you should agreed with me that first impression always count.

How to get a stylish look your comfortable with

Some men feel confident enough to do this for themselves, for those who are less confident an image consultant can be employed, to give help and advice. Alternatively, cheaper way is to learn from the web.

Men Fashion & Style

In today's world, to stay one step ahead, it's important to look your best. That means developing your own sense of style and this does not simply mean following fashions and trends for the sake of it.

There is a big difference between being stylish and just following the latest men's fashion trends for the sake of them.

A man fashion victim is someone who wants follow all the latest men's fashion trends regardless of whether they suit their body shape looks or, age and is someone who can't put his look together.

Looking your best does require a certain amount of effort, but ultimately, your clothes have to fit right, and suit your style, image and personality.

As I mentioned before, it's not about the clothes you wear -- it's about how you wear them.

There are enough styles out there, so I am sure you are comfortable finding your own style.

Be yourself

I always belief Wear what you think looks good, not what you believe is trendy.

You should always feel comfortable with what you're wearing, so stick to items that suit your personality and style, while keeping the occasion and setting in mind.

The key with men's fashion is always to match it to your personality, age and personal features.

Keep a good balance of basic and fashionable clothes in your wardrobe.

As a rule of thumb, not more than half of your wardrobe should not consist of trendy clothes, or worse, clothes that are out of style.

Finally, brand is always trendy and style, but it sometimes doesn't mean it will look good on you. So don't follow blindly.

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wearing africa/look here: ellen pompei

we're really diggin' mom-to-be ellen pompei's tie-dye embroidered caftan. it's the perfect, loose go-to piece for lounging & running errands. it's even quite the statement maker if well-accessorized like so:

yet another staple piece africa has brought to the table!! *breakdancing* alas, fall is almost upon some of us so caftans may not work as well as they might in the summer months. if you're fortunate enough to have summer all year round, please prance around in a caftan for the less fortunate among us :-)


buzz: i-d magazine pre-fall 2009

here are some scans from the highly anticipated i-d spread, "thriller", featuring models chanel iman, arlenis sosa, sesilee lopez, and jourdan dunn:

each of the stunning ladies has a certain je ne sais quoi about her...together, they're really pretty darn electric.

(happy 51st birthday to the amazing, thrilling, irreplaceable MJ. long live the king.)

more here and here.


So What Do We Think About This?

This month Glamour magazine ran this photograph which has created quite a stir here in the US.

It seems women desperately want more images that highlight the variety of beauty that the female form has to offer. If that is true, then this should become one of the biggest selling issues in Conde Nast history.

Actually it just might become the biggest seller. When we wanted to do a post about this Tracy went to three different shops to find the magazine but all three were sold out. We had to scan this from the NY Post.

When I am shooting on the street older women and larger size women often say "no" to my request to shoot them. Actually, much more than any other category of people I shoot. I think they have a real suspicion about how the image will be used. I also think there continues to be a growing disconnect between the fashion community and "average" women in general

However, do you think that this economic crisis has forced the fashion community to open it's eyes a little bit to what the customers want?

Tabassum Mughal's Eid Collection

The Label ‘Tabassum Mughal’ is renowned brand in Pakistan and is also being recognized globally. Her designs are fresh, young & vibrant keeping in mind not only the embroidery and accompaniments of the garment but also the silhouette, texture, fabrics and finishing. Each garment in itself is a unique design concept where it goes through various hues till it crystallizes into the final creation. Check out her latest collection for Eid!

Source: Tabassum Mughal's FB

Must have.........

La verità è, di solito non mi piacciono le borse che
raccontano una storia,
o riportano le dimensioni mini di '' cose ''
tipo un tram o un calesse..... ;)
oh questa ...Sì ...è così '' boho chic", mi piace.


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