October Eleventh, Two-Thousand and Eight

Beauty is green socks and white shoes. Wish I looked this good in shorts.

October Tenth, Two-Thousand and Eight

I love the belted cape. They both have great bags. The slightly icelandic needlepoint style detail on her dress is so sweet and right up my alley.

October Second, Two-Thousand and Eight

I love all the different textiles that are going on in this outfit. Great belt and pants, too.

Too Cute.

Great sleeve on this top, love the T-strap too.

I love how these two are kind of matching, and her sleeve is peeking out of her sweater.

September Twenty-Fifth, Two-Thousand and Eight

This is such a beautiful dress. So old fashioned, with a perfect, graceful fit. It had beautiful fabric covered buttons down the back. This woman was in Hayes Valley and I love the mystery of the dress: was three hundred dollars in a boutique or much much less in a vintage shop?

I was hard up for pictures, when I saw these two kind of hipstery girls. I was having one of those moments where I could not decide wither to take their picture or not. I finally resigned myself to taking the picture of people who were cute, yes but not unique. As I was walking back to them, I saw this gem of a fellow. Pretty much everything, but mostly the embroidered vest and the rings.

This is in Berkeley, and this girl stood out a lot among the flip flops, jeans and sweatshirt crowd. Great glasses too.


September Nineteenth, Two-Thousand and Eight

This guy reminds me of Harold so much. His suit fits him so well, he said he just likes dressing up sometimes. Nice.

She looks so cute, I love the slouchy tank and over sized sweater. Grey looks great on blondes, always.

I love butt-flaps.

Goth done well is so killer.

Her great trench had a gold sheen to it. She also had a really interesting scarf on.

Love this silhouette. She had the little faux suspenders hanging down in the back too, something that I really like, despite myself.

September Fifth, Two-Thousand and Eight

These two are so so cute. Such city kids. I love her long hair, unfortunatly its covering up an amazing Harold and Maude shirt. I'm also a sucker for freckles.

I love her shoes. Her whole look so so crisp. Very smart.

I realize these pictures are from days and days ago. I'm trying my best here, and my best right now isn't that great.


August Eighteenth, Two-Thousand and Eight

I've been such a bad blogger. Its been a rough couple of months for me, personally. But my non-personal excuse is that my work schedule changed so radically. I used to take pictures when I would walk to and from my retail job in Hayes Valley, but I've been working a ton in Berkeley. My least favorite city. Barting to Berkeley, apart from the sheer awfulness of the trek, does not impart very many opportunities for me to take pictures, compounded by the fact that I have my bike and I can't take people's pictures when I'm burdened by Old Pinky.
I'm going to try to be better, at a lot of things, this blog being the top of my short list.

I love this girl's haircut. I have been flirting with the idea of cutting all my long hair off. Her skirt has such great texture, and in the drabness of downtown, swamped by tourists these days, she stood out quite beautifully.

I see this adorable girl quite frequently, as I believe she works near me. She is always vintage chic, with her impeccable sleek hair. She told me she had cuter shoes on earlier, but it was the amazing silhouette of the huge boots that made me finally stop her for a picture.


August First, Two-Thousand and Eight

I love this girl. She is so effortlessly chic. So many great details, to the ever-popular cuffed trouser to the interesting top. She's so tall and modelesque.

This girl struck this pose like- bam. I love the matching shoes and bag. The sunglasses are so fun.

This guy was sitting on a street bench, penning a beautiful poem or story no doubt. His hat was sitting next to him on the bench, I asked him to put it on. Such a beautiful man, beautiful hat. So hard to pull off this gramps thrift store jacket, and he does it perfectly.

Such a pretty outfit, I love the denim motorcycle jacket. She has great rock'n'roll hair.

Street fashion as slow food. There is an urban garden in front of city hall right now, I'm not sure how long its going to be there, but its really amazing. It is extremely beautiful and powerful as both a visual and a concept. I would love for the garden for be there forever. I am petitioning my landlord to be able to create an urban garden in my small plot of dirt near my house.


July Twenty-Fourth, Two-Thousand and Eight

This guy has great shoes and jewelery on, although you can't really see them because the picture is so washed out.


July Twenty-First, Two-Thousand and Eight

Love this skirt made into a dress with an amazing belt. I also LOVE jean jackets with dresses!

I am loving the print on this jacket, so original, soft and pretty.

Another jean jacket! But mostly MOSTLY amazing shoes!! so so cute. to die for. Also, amazing little bag. Love structured bags.


July Twentieth, Two Thousand and Eight

This girl has so much look. So much color and just...bam. Love it.

This lady is amazing. I love her Vivienne Westwood style hair, the whole look she has going on is impeccable. Check out her flickr for endless amazing pictures.

This girl is just so put together. I love a fit that is very toned down and class, then a big old statement bag. fun.

OK. I know this isn't Fashion, and these guys are literally construction workers, but I love Carharts!!

July Nineteenth, Two-Thousand and Eight

This girl is so sweet. I love how her lip color matches her jacket.

This gentleman told me that he had only been in the country for two months. He's looking sharp. So many well dressed non-American men in Union square.

I love the fabric that this girl's dress is made out of. Its a pattern that is associated with wools, but it is on a sheer silk or poly.

I like the floral that this girl is wearing. But I also like her baggy army style jacket. I was wearing one when I took this picture.


Last Night

Last night, I was riding my bike home from my friend's house-warming/birthday dinner party/real party. I was stopped at a light, right across the street from my home, wearing this scarf. An SUV stopped next to me and an angry looking red faced white guy stuck his head out the window and asked me so so hatefully and seriously, "Are you a terrorist?!" I was so confused, so I told him no, with a confused/annoyed look. He told me that I look like a terrorist with my scarf on, equally as hatefully. A terrorist!?!? It's a Japanese scarf that is one of my treasured treasures. I have rarely if never really seen legitimate racism and fearful hate. This guy was the real deal, he really hates terrorists. It was an intense interaction to say the least.

July Seventeenth, Two Thousand and Eight

I saw this girl at the Civic Center Farmer's Market. Her shoes are what first caught my eye, but I also love her drop-waisted dress with the sweet wooden buttons.


July Sixteenth, Two-Thousand and Eight

I spotted this girl from the back. I love how she was wearing the granny style shawl actually as a shawl, and not as a scarf. I also love the mix of the leather (faux?) and floral and knit. Mixed textures always make for a great outfit. I wonder if she made the line on her stocking wrap around on purpose? It looks neat.

This girl looked great from the back too. I love the blousey shirt with the hard denim overalls. Its a very creative and adventurous mix. Her socks are great too. Great color.

These kids from the School of Rock in SF were playing at Union Square! I was wandering around down there and all of a sudden I heard Dead Kennedys and I was so confused to hear California Uber Alles in front of Saks. It was these kids playing all these classic rock songs! These two were by far the best, and really had the rockstar thing down pat at the tender age of what..nine??

July Fifteenth, Two-Thousand and Eight

I usually don't like sandals on men, but that is because they are usually (unfortunately) flip-flops. This guy has the male sandals down pat, they fit him and suit him perfectly, and look great because he's not all beachy and wearing shorts. The shirt has great piping detail all around it. Just a great, polished, guy look. So so rare.


Thoughts on NY

So I was in NY for about five days with my little brother and took ONE picture. Why wasn't I snapping hundreds of pictures like I thought I would? Mainly because me and the brother were running around trying to do tourist things, but also because everyone in NY dresses SO fashionably, I was super overwhelmed, and admittedly intimidated by many of the people I saw. Who were also inevitably on headphones or cellphones. What I really want to do now, is go to NY JUST to take pictures for my blog, and nothing else. I would have gotten no where with my brother, stopping every Tom Dick and Harry on the street. Seriously though, people dress so overwhelmingly better over there it makes my job of finding the ONE person out of 20 in SF who is cute much harder. It is a different hunt over there.

This is the one picture I took. And yes, she was as seemingly displeased with me stopping her as she looks. After that awkward exchange I was even further put off.

People in NY are so very friendly, don't get me wrong. People say sorry to me as they walk past. Literally. But everyone is very much in their own bubble as they go place to place. People in SF are 90% of the time extremely flattered when I stop them for a picture. New Yorkers seemed like they would be more confused and inconvenienced.
So thats my New York experience. I am going back and I am going to try MUCH harder next time. I deeply regret not taking more pictures, because I saw some pretty great examples of style. My favorite was a young guy I saw on the subway, who had ripped the collar off a basic white button-down, rendering it modern, casual and summery.

July Thirteenth, Two-Thousand and Eight

Okay, so this is kind of cheating. These girls are styled for a photo-shoot for a new vintage shopping site of theirs. But they're so SO cute and all wearing fits that COULD be street worn. So we get five for the price of one. I'm sure you can see oodles of better shots on the website. But I have to say that my favorite fit of the bunch is the little one on the end. You really have to be tiny to pull off wacky over-sized shit like that. I also really like the pseudo creepers that the girl on the other end is wearing. But I really hate fur, its so archaic and visually ugly. Wouldn't she be so much cuter in a chunky, over-sized knit? Fur is the only part of fashion that I truly despise.

July Twelfth, Two-Thousand and Eight

I've told myself a million times, if I see another gladiator sandal...But, I secretly bought a less buckle-y pair myself and it seems that they are not to be escaped from. What I really love about this girl is that she is perhaps unknowingly, wearing them with the colorful floral that Nicolas Ghesquiere originally mixed with this harsh styled shoe. I also am way into her intense eye make up. You can't really tell, but her dress has a drawstring bottom, I love anything with a drawstring, its an easy way to make something more interesting.

How cute is she? Love the sandals, I think my mom had a pair, and I'm always looking for them in my size. I also love this stripey shirt on her, great colors to bring out her amazing hair color.
P.S. See my new Sound of Music hat on her left.

I love what a beach bum this girl looks like. The cute little ratty sneakers are the final touch. She's a L.A. mermaid.