Style on the streets of Italy!

Hello style enthusiasts! I have just returned from the most magnificent road trip thru Italy! If you have not visited this beautiful, most impressive in its grandeur, country yet-I greatly encourage you to. As for me, I will return, as I have only begun to capture the beauty of this land.

Here are some of the Italian street style that I came across. The main trends I noticed on the Italian men were attention to their feet; no socks, and rolled cuffs. As it is quite hot in Italy, most still don’t wear shorts, so they receive the cool breezes this way. Also, I saw a TON of polo’s. As I interpret this decision as to look presentable(collar), without having to wear a full button down shirt, and they also get short sleeves this way.

For the women, alway’s beautifully dressed, simple chic and feminine.

Definitely the land of the well dressed and always with personal style.

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Italy has by far the highest populated country of cute men (especially when they have a dog) ❤

This in character older man was the cutest ^_^

Even a tourist can dress lovely! When so, please do!

Italian men rarely wear socks

Wicker-basket purses are “so hot right now”

Me show-tune dancing in Venice, Italy

And some I shot in Switzerland (same trip/the Italy road trip starting point).

I came across this monthly flea market held in Geneva, Switzerland, and loved capturing this Abbey’s find!

And such a beautiful bike!

 

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SF’s Treasure Island Flea Market Street style

For those not familiar with the beautiful, sparkling, mesmerizing landscape and water maze that is San Francisco Bar area, there are 2 main bridges; the famous Golden Gate bridge (whom turned 80 today-HBD!), there is also another unique bridge, that is sparkling white, longer, and also beautiful, that is the Bay Bridge. The Bay bridge connects the SF Bay area to Oakland. However there is one connecting island thats on the Bay Bridge, completely man-made, called ‘Treasure Island’.

At every last weekend of the month, Treasure Island hosts its “Flea Market”. Not just antiques, but bakers, musicians, artisan’s of many sorts, and food trucks, food trucks-(and it IS SF), so bars too.

This was my first time here, and I was not disappointed. I enjoyed a fresh coconut, and devoured a delicious Raspberry turnover and managed to not get the filling all over my white shirt (this is groundbreaking for me, so don’t judge..too much). Oh and the BEST part of the flea market-! Its uber dog friendly! So many dog’s ❤

However this blog is to show the style found there. A voila…

A view on Treasure Island, looking at the Bay Bridge and SF!

Its been awhile since I’ve posted-I know! But there will be a few new exciting ones this Summer…stay tuned!

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Street style of the infamous Alameda Antique Faire

I went to the Alameda Point Antique’s Faire last weekend, to check out the “biggest antiques fair in Northern California”. I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve never seen so many booths (~800) awesome vintage clothes, antique furniture and collectibles alike. Most were in really good condition!

I even found for myself, a 1940’s, French military jacket, in pristine condition! A dry cleaning later, its as good (and smells) as new! As my friend exclaimed while admiring the find “only in San Francisco” does one find such gems…

This fair had some fun stylish individuals as well, unique in their own style, as like the one of a kind pieces, expected to be found here.

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Alameda antiques fair, 800+ booths, with San Francisco city in the background

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This guy makes his own hats. Can find them here: Hampui Medicine Hats

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My  exceptional find: Paul Boye Bedarieux, 1940’s French military jacket!

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Me wearing my antiques fair find; 1940’s (WWII) French military jacket, for the first time! (at Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, SF)

 

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Sunny December: street style in Hayes Valley, San Francisco

December in California. San Francisco to be specific. My first Holiday season here. I just moved from the Evergreen state a few months ago. But let us skip the boring details and get onto this posts’ relevance.

Today was sunny, 68, and I headed to Hayes Valley, as they were doing a holiday block party! That means, Sales! Live orchestra! Free alcohol while you shop (a common occurrence here in SF). All-in-all, Hayes’ is one of my favorite shopping districts, as it always guarantee’s great street style siting’s. It was the perfect day.

The most eye-catching trends I saw was camel, camo, the always appropriate urban, the never leaving ‘bold and dramatic’, and even some peaks of cheery reds^^fullsizerender_3fullsizerenderI’m a sucker for Filson bags. They’re in almost any Hollywood film, when a guy carries an accessory. But they’re so chic on a chick, and they’re made in Seattle!fullsizerender_2fullsizerender_1-copy fullsizerender_1 fullsizerender_2-copy fullsizerender_3-copy fullsizerender_4 fullsizerender-copy^Then there’s me, the style hunter and my weapon of choice. With it, no stylish one is safe^-^

Until my next post-Merry Christmas, and may God bless you all with a great holiday season, celebrating with loved ones.

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Street style in NYC!

New. York. City. The city of street style. Amongst other things. I’ve always wanted to capture the NY city fashion’s, walk the footsteps of the likes of the late Bill Cunningham (may he be skipping on the golden streets of heaven, capturing whatever they wear there ^_^), Scott Schuman and other admirable style passion-strived photographers.

I got to spend a week running through the  streets of Brooklyn, with it’s victorian domino’d houses and their iconic front staircases and the cities graffitti’d walls…I road the descended, darkened tunnels of the subways, up into the noisy and beautiful concrete jungle streets of Manhattan, where I frolicked with my camera in tow, in all its liveliness. I thoroughly enjoyed all the city’s historic’s; infinite sky grabbing towers, enlarged city blocks, off the path-elevated-sidewalks’ that wind their way through the hidden and upcoming condo’s that looked like they were designed through a carnival’s warped hall of mirrors.

This city really never has a dull moment, nor too long between seeing a person with unique style. Here are a few of my finds:

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Fin.

 

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Sunny street style in San Francisco!

Update: I have moved from my home in Washington state and now live in San Francisco! The current debate that’s been in my head is which city is more beautiful on a sunny, 70+ degree day, Seattle or San Francisco? I haven’t been able to choose, so I say both, each in their own beauty.

As for whom has better style? San Francisco wins without trying. They have the more relaxed, carefree, fun and energetic (true Californian) style, but nonetheless, these SF’s take time and pride, dawning on their day-to-day threads.These people are individualists, transients-but with energy!

And the best part about living among the people in the heart of this transient city, is that everyone brings a piece of their culture to display, as you see them walking the streets on these waving hills of the city of San Francisco.

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Pops of color on the streets of SF!-even if you’re…a pig!?

San Francisco’s weather is very similar to Seattle’s, though slightly cooler, surprisingly. However, I’ve stated before, I’ve seemed to be (and gratefully so-) blessed with great weather, wherever I travel to. In this case, the SF weather was mostly, gorgeously-sunny! All-in-all a great day to frolic the foothills off and around California Ave. all the way to the financial district.

Upon my traverse, I ran into these stylish beauties:

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The sweetest piggie I’ve met (don’t tell my pug, Leeloo!)

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Color pop at Grace Cathedral

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A break, in style

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A few randoms, street style in Hong Kong…

Just wanted to add a few more street pix I picked up in Hong Kong a month ago! Enjoy.

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This is a little outfit I got in HK, didn’t know I matched my dog so- >_<

Coming soon! San Francisco Summer Street Style!

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Who’s up for another round of Korean street style?!

I’ve mentioned before, that I love Korean street street style out of all that I’ve seen, while traveling broad. I see Korean fashion as a leader in youth fashion. They’re really good at taking the current trends we see on television, and making these more animated and fun! –Dawning bright and perfect lip colors you see in Paris, youthful black and white combinations, with all the modern textiles and modern lengths, all while placing their personal spin to express their unique individuality.

I managed to have some time off last Sunday, so I went to one of my favorite (and famous) shopping districts, Garosu-gil. Here, often you will run into other street style and fashion photographers (I ran into 3!), and always very fashionable people!

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Club jackets and black and white

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The high last night, at Seattle’s Metropolitan Fashion week-closing Gala

What a high, last night was.

The prelude: The people pacing behind the doors of SAM (Seattle Art Museum). The models practice walking down the many flights of stairs, which is the runway, in 6″ stiletto’s. The Media, marking each their square foot of room (which would lead to a few territorial hissing’s between the black-clad shooters). The hosts and designers showing last-minute love to the camera’s. The crazy backstage. Models finishing dressing into their complicated get-ups. Makeup artists dawning the last touch ups in the hallways. Last minute white backdrop fashion photographers, getting their last shots. The energy. The calm through chaos.

Then there’s me, fortunate and grateful to have been granted a media pass, to cover as much as possible. Capturing as much as one can shoot in this short time, full of awe, creation, fantasy, drama.   _DSC9668_DSC9663_DSC9671 _DSC9667 _DSC9685 _DSC9687

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Its starting time (fashionably late of course), the attendee’s get to their assigned seats, the media piles, the lights dim, the DJ blasts Sia through the cathedral-like, vaulted, ceilings.

The show begins.

Costume Designer, Perry Meek

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Swimwear by Adicora Swimwear

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Gowns by Julie Danforth

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Presenters, Niveen Heaton and Amara Barroeta

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Marilyn Monroe canvas gown by: Metropolitan Fashion Week. hand painted by Anahit Etemadi

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This model was so fierce! ❤

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Alas, a tribute to the late, artist formally known as ‘Prince’, with ‘Purple Rain’ (and umbrellas)

The show’s over. The audience is thrilled, they make their way to the after party at the Four Season’s hotel.

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I hope you enjoyed all the glamour and fantasy. I can’t wait to do this again!

 

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Pike place street style “peaks” between Seattle’s showers

It was but a rare glimpse of a sunny day in Pike Place market last Friday. With my camera on hand, I was able to shoot a few that captured me and my lens’ interest

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More to come once the sun comes out for more than 2 hours!

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Street style in Seoul, South Korea!

I just bombed around Seoul for a few days, and took advantage of a few hours I had, to be guided around the University district, by a rather fashionable colleague, himself. I told him about my street style blog and he instantly knew where to take me.

I’m an admirer of K-pop and Korean street style alike. They take risks, the men always in a statement fashion piece, either the long, British-military over-sized jacket, or the early 90’s inspired ball cap with a small embroidery. I took this as ‘large statement with small accent statements’ look. The ladies all in over-sized jackets alike, nothing tailored, big fur collars and tights under boots. The look of max cover warmth over minimal under layers.

I was quite inspired to find an alike over-sized jacket, tried on a few, and dang was I swimming in them! I finally found my own, more subtle version in Zara, Hong Kong. I felt this was cheating, but hey, I am an American, we take baby steps to larger fashion statements.

I do think that Korean fashion is definitely a leading one.

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The baseball cap with small patch-these were everywhere!

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Some famous Korean actor-he was camera shy^_^

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