This stylish woman was very interested in knowing what my blog was all about. I let her know that I was documenting mature, stylish street wear and that her look had caught my eye. The splash of shocking pink has a great effect over this simple dress. I also think that the tip of her hat and her over sized sunglasses add glamour to her overall appearance.
Often when I stop someone on the street for a photo they ask me if they should a smile or not. I let them know that it’s really up to them and that I want to capture a little bit of their style and character. This woman knows how to make an impression with her elegantly draped scarf and eye-catching accessories over a black backdrop.
I snapped this photo with my camera phone on the Subway. I was fascinated by this woman’s hand-painted and crafted attire and accessories. Her eclectic mix of shapes, colors, and patterns work in total harmony here. She is definitely inspiring to me.
Back in my college days I went through a phase where I would dress in New-Age style . My friends started to call me Nari: New-Age Ari. This outift would have been perfect for me circa 2003.
This article about Vivienne Westwood from 2002 highlights exactly the kind of creative inspiration I wish we saw more of:
“Last week the godmother of sedition struck again when she unveiled the final-year collections by her students at the Berlin University of Art fashion department. The designs were modeled by inmates of an old people’s home. ‘Life becomes richer as you grow old,’ she declared. ‘I like the aging process and have no problem with it.'”