on the street: the frohawk

On September 6, 2013 by theseventhsphinx


With hair this good, it really doesn’t matter what you wear.

I do like the ankle boots, though.

on the street: the bright suit

On August 31, 2013 by theseventhsphinx


Look at this boycutie in the bordeaux suit. I love when people are distracted by their phone and don’t notice you taking a candid shot of them (until it’s too late). I don’t mind asking people to stop but I prefer a candid shot 9 times out of 10, if I can get it.

He is clearly polished from head to toe, and I approve of these color choices all around. I like the pastel brogues with the rich color of the suit, and the printed shirt underneath. So many don’t venture beyond a plaid pattern with a suit, if that.

I think so many different colors could work with this formula of a rich, dark suit color and a pale, pastel shoe color. A rich cobalt suit with buttercream shoes, a dark forest green suit with pale brown or baby pink shoes…I think any combination would be interesting.

All of the dark, rich colors seem to go beautifully with each other, too, as the shirt demonstrates nicely.

on the street: easy breezy

On August 27, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

IMG_6281Speaking of J Crew, this girlwoman looks like she has stepped right out of their catalog, which publication grows more like a fashion magazine each season under the brilliant Jenna Lyons. It doesn’t matter where these pieces are from, it is just that J Crew look: easy light layers (usually separates), soft friendly fabrics, youthful silhouettes, solids mixed with clean prints in contrasting colors, ballet flats. There is nothing really complicated about it but not everyone gets it to look so effortless and easy as it looks here.

I like this simple leather postal/messenger bag best of all.

on the street: holding hands

On August 17, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

I like to see people holding hands.

It’s a pleasure to look at, independent of any lens of style. A suit can’t make you look affectionate or protective and loved the way holding hands can, and these…hm, let’s call them style peripherals have their own appeal.

IMG_6270 Loving the gladiators and the bright print maxi, too.


IMG_6244The way this dad is so earnestly hunched forward to check for traffic, and the way the daughter is in the same pose…most endearing shot of the day.

on the street: friends with style

On August 16, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

When I see two people out (women, men, one of each, whatever) and I want to take a picture of one of them, I often want to take a picture of the other, too. Style travels in pairs.


IMG_6257I actually ran to get ahead of these women to capture them, I liked their looks so much. In one you get a clear snapshot of beautifully executed individual style, and in the other a pitch-perfect interpretation of current trends. Both looks are great, but put them side by side and call them friends and I say they get even better.

I’m reminded of these two women from the spring, who I keep thinking back to as perfect examples how great it can be when you simply combine whatever you want, whatever you love.

IMG_2857The effect is, in part, that they look like they enjoy getting dressed. If this effect can be achieved, no matter what someone is wearing, no matter what other effects might be in play, I can usually enjoy the result, too.