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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Katy - Divisadero Street, SF

"I love wearing cuts that are flattering, that are sort of age appropriate, that aren't really skimpy, but are unique with unique fabrics, really soft fabrics. But mostly it's flattering cuts that are a little unusual."

Katy is wearing knickers and a blouse from a previous season of Feral Childe. I love the delicate lace of the blouse and the seersucker-esque fabric of the knickers. Also, her sandals are fab.

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Roxanne - Castro Street, SF

"This particular outfit? Late 80s, early 90s, Saved by the Bell-era."

I really like Roxanne's crumpled silk taffeta jacket with the orange rosettes. There is something endearing about the fact she pairs it with an orange tiger tshirt.

A look at her tasseled loafers.

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Ana and Shannon - 18th Street, SF

Ana: "This is gonna be a really hard question to answer. Maybe Lady Ga Ga. I don't know, she's very fashionable."
Shannon: "Just colors, like South America. Just kind of earthy, urban. I don't know."

I like their recipe for an outfit on a warm spring day: hair up, aviator sunglasses, sun dresses and nude/tan flats. Good job ladies.

A look at those nude/tan flats.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Edith - Divisadero Street, SF

"Good question. The things I like and I'm just looking in magazines. I'm French and I've been here for 6 months."

There are those moments as a street style photographer that you regret that you didn't act fast enough. A person running past, someone just about to get in a cab, if you don't react quickly and get the photo, your chance to document someone might zip on by. Such was (I thought) the case with Edith. I saw her sail past on her bike and she looked so carefree, so put together and I regretted that I didn't stop her, until... Well, until, she parked her bike about a 100 yards from me and I was able to verify what I spotted in a split second. She is an effervescently cool chick, whose style, though casual, has a definite aesthetic that is evident in the cut and colors she chooses. Here's to grabbing good opportunities when we can.

Her Tom's go perfectly with her outfit.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Natassia and Ericka - Divisadero Street, SF

Natassia: "I get inspiration from all over. Everything around me, from music and everything in the environment. Just pick up little pieces and modge-podge it all together."
Ericka: "I actually got this (dress) when I was really young. It's actually been stretching out. It's been fading, but the older it gets the more stylish it gets. I love this dress. And definitely these shoes, and they're breaking too. So all my stuff is falling apart. But the older it gets the more stylish, definitely."

I like that they look a little bit dressy and yet are appropriate for day wear.

Their gladiator sandals.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shana - Divisadero Street, SF

"I'd probably say vintage shopping, you get really great ideas. It's nostalgic, it's stuff that my Mom wore, maybe my Grandma wore."

Whomever the designer (or fabric designer) of this dress is, they have an amazing grasp of how colors work together. I wouldn't have thought mixing red, pink, orange, and blue would lead to such a fabulous vision. Bully for Shana for recognizing the amazingness of this dress and putting it together with dark brown tights to reinforce the neutrals and highlight the brights in the fabric. Also, I love her soft make-up in pink tones.

Sturdy brown boots to offset the crazy colors of the dress.

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Alice - Divisadero Street, SF

"Weird signage, unintentional puns, old movies, bad jokes. Anything that is kind of dirty and uncool, actually." [update: exchange "nerdy" for "dirty". I like it as dirty though. -ed]

Alice is one of the designers behind Feral Childe and she's wearing a dress of her own design. Feral Childe makes clothes for people who want to wear color and don't mind being noticed. Notice the cool neckline and the doodle shaped pockets. Doodling, dreaming and un-uniform buttons, hems, collars and pockets are hallmarks of the Feral Childe aesthetic.

Lovely shoes that are almost the same aesthetic as Feral Childe, but are not custom made. What alchemism!
If Alice and Feral Childe seem familiar, it's because I first met her/them in Vegas.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Deanna - Divisadero Street, SF

"Color, whimsy and comfort."

Deanna does a great job of layering her necklaces and earrings. Gold and silver are both represented. I haven't even touched on her lovely dress and shoe combo.

Great heels that unbelievably match her dress colors exactly.

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Frankie - Castro Street, SF

"I like grunge. I may not look like it today. I like kind of dirty, kind of classy. Yeah."

I know Frankie says he's grunge, but I'm seeing mod. Cute hat, tight rolled-up jeans and checks. Also, are small brimmed hats a thing? I'm gonna go with yes.

Cute oxfords.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Eugene and Paul - Divisadero Street, SF

Eugene: "Late 60s, early 70s British working class."
Paul: "The weather, I suppose."

Slim fitting shirts, crisp denim, nice shoes and good, unfussy haircuts. These are the guys I think of when I go shopping for guy friends.

Nice shoes: old skool Adidas on Eugene and Paul's dress shoes (I think Eugene said they were YMCs). Also, notice the detail of their nice socks, colorful and patterned.

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Dugan - Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena

"Black, white and gold, usually. Today what inspires my style is getting up and going to the flea market."

Dugan's style reminds me of the Beastie Boys and Run DMC, layered chains with a statement, hat, aviator sunnies (is that a thing in SoCal? We're still wearing wayfarers in SF) and attitude. If I lived in SoCal, I think Dugan would be the friend that I liked to run into around town.

Mono-color trainers.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Laura - Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena

"The weather."

I love her peach lace mini-dress and her aviator sunnies. Her amber pendants on a gold chain are pretty awesome as well.

Simple brown gladiator sandals.

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Selma - Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena

"My mother, Zigada. I was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, she had a fashion business for 20 years and I grew up with that."

Shirtdress in cornflower blue? Yes, please.

Cute beaded sandals.

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Lisa Love - Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena

"The beauty of the 50s, the way they look beautiful and so put together."

I love that not only is Lisa Love doing the whole 50s silhouette, she's doing it with chic embroidery detail, look at the closeup to see how her white dress has more depth because of the white-on-white embroidery.

Red strappy platforms with embroidery detail.

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Gretel - Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena

"My daughter inspires my style."

High-waisted baby doll floral dress with boots, it's a classic.

Nice basic brown leather heeled boots.

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Aly - Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena

"I love the 50s and 60s stuff, but it's kind of a mish-mash. It really just depends. Coming here inspires my style. It's really cool to see people doing what they do and taking from the old and making it new again."

Big hair and simple lines in gray cotton.

A side view of her voluminous hair.

A look at her sandals.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Stefanie - Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena

"The weather."

Stefanie is the healthy tanned version of SF indie girls who would (need to) add tights and a thick cardigan to make this outfit work. She's even got the swoopy bangs and bare-faced look, so great.

Cute platform sandals.

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