Posts Tagged ‘nyc fashion’

Scene from a street fair

July 28, 2013

we see you

NYC street fairs are all the same. Same food, same junky jewelry for sale. The same tube socks you didn’t buy last time you went to a street fair! People walk around like they don’t care; they’ll never run into anyone they know. This guy is sporting giveaway sunglasses, thinks he’s cool. She seems to be with him but is looking around.


Bobbysoxer in sneakers

April 12, 2013


Her hair is rather sixties, and the sneakers-and-socks look harkens back to the eighties. (Too bad she’s not wearing saddle shoes.) In this up-and-down spring weather, it’s hard to know what to wear.

Retro art in Bergdorf windows

April 2, 2013


Bergdorf has some nice windows assembled which combine 60’s and 70’s art with thriftstore purchases. The background is wall-to-wall, but the mannequins manage to stand out from the visual busy-ness. Still, I was the only person on the sidewalk who had stopped to admire the artistry.

Stomp your foot if you like knits

December 11, 2012

on a grate

It’s Eighth Avenue: western fringes of the fashion district, or the southern area of the Port Authority neighborhood.

Monochromatic shoppers

November 10, 2012

If only Toys R Us would get rid of those colorful bags life could be more black and white and gray gray gray.

I’ve seen this somewhere before

October 26, 2012

The plungers, that is, used as wall decoration and background. The window decorators are counting that it’s new to many viewers, though. It’s not clear if the mannequins are having a purposeful conversation with their environment.

Green shoes

September 13, 2012

People talking on cell phones in public should always stand near phone booths. Green shoes are optional, but a nice touch.

Warm colors for the warmer weather

June 13, 2012

The experts are telling us that coral is THE color of the season, but I think all the warm colors of the spectrum, from yellow to red, are in at the moment.

Long skirts are back

May 27, 2012

This summer will be remembered for two women’s fashion trends: hot pants and long skirts. Here’s an example of the latter.

Lookalike couple in green pants

April 24, 2012

Before I could even form rude thoughts about couples dressing like twins, these two effervesced down the block. They spread good cheer and momentarily dispelled doubts about this season’s trend for bright colors.