Fashion Details

Partly inspired by Bill Cunningham’s “On the Street” photo essays, I’ve been taking photos of people wearing things that ¬†catch my eye. But unlike Bill, who tries to be invisible as he photographs people he sees on the streets of New York City, I just go up to people and ask them if I can take a photo. (See my post “Fashion Aficionado Bill Cunningham” of the documentary about this inspiring man.)

If they are moving too fast and I can’t stop them without feeling like some weird stalker, then I’ll snap a photo of them in motion. The photos are taken on the fly so the quality varies. I don’t want to impose too much, so I just whip out my iPhone or Canon Powershot and shoot fast. Here are the photos I’ve taken so far.

I just got off BART (train in the Bay Area) when I saw this striking black-and-white knit skirt with perfectly matched seams. But she was several steps ahead of me so I hustled to get this blurry photo.
At Yoshi's jazz club in San Francisco: The lace was on the front and the back of this dress.
The checkstand across from me at the grocery store: I liked the use of button as decorative details.
This young lady told me she got these pants from Thailand. I loved that the pockets were on the outside attached to the waistband.
Pocket detail

 

Author: Chuleenan

Chuleenan sews, collects hats and shoes, and is a fabric addict. She is also the organizer for the Bay Area Sewists Meetup group.

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