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by habituallychic

09 . 12 . 12
What’s really funny about this photo is that I was so focused on Bill Cunningham that I didn’t notice The Sartorialist until I opened the photo on my computer. I live for the street style photos each fashion week but I’m really disappointed by the shots posted so far.  They all seem to be the usual suspects and friends of the street style photogs.  The girls are all dressing avant guard or in attention seeking ensembles.  What happened to shooting beautifully dressed editors and buyers attending fashion week?  Those are the ladies to whom I relate and who inspire me. I have no desire to spend my hard earned dollars on ripped tees and micro-minis featured on so many websites.  If things don’t change, I think I might have to start taking my own street style photos.  
“Those who seek beauty will find it.” – Bill Cunningham
Photo by moi

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  1. COCOCOZY September 12, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    Great coverage of fashion week. Have been checking in daily to see what you’ve found!

    Hope all is good!


  2. Henhurst Interiors September 12, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    Love Bill Cunningham and would be very interested in your personal street fashion photos.

  3. Wayne Pate September 12, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    Good point Heather and for me I could look at style photos of people like Hamish Bowles all day. I think if you’re the person behind the lens there is immense pressure to be creditable and relevant within certain circles of the industry. Unfortunately I think shooting the editors is too easy and let’s face it, editors do have
    to be a bit more grounded than your average fashionista. In my book the editors are the one’s who really get it right. I’m a good old (slightly off center) boy from Texas so that may explain my point view!

  4. Juliette September 12, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    I’d LOVE to see your take on street style. Something tells me it would be so elegant….so classically chic. I am a native New Yorker and personally just so sick of the endless photos of what I call “downtown fashion.” Most street style blogs are just carbon copies of each other. I am still somewhat young (32) yet I am just so over those avant garde looks. (as well as home decor, which is why I’ve been a fan of HC for a very long time now) You certainly have the talent to have a very successful street style blog focusing on timeless, understated, CHIC styles! -Jackie, Sutton Place

  5. Karena September 12, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    Lets face it Heather, the avant guard look is fun for the young who are aspiring to be noticed.

    The classic, elegant, timeless styles; even with a bit of an edge and unique detailing is for me definitely!

    Art by Karena

  6. shuzluva September 12, 2012 | 8:17 pm

    Hallelujah. I’m glad I’m not the only one that noticed the trend of wearing costumes to fashion shows. Let’s face it, avant garde on the street is a costume. On the runway it’s exciting.

    I would love to see your pictures of chic timeless looks. Timeless doesn’t mean boring, and you have a wonderful eye.

  7. Pamela RG September 12, 2012 | 9:41 pm

    I agree with you Heather. I don’t know why those street photographers are not featuring the Editors and Fashion buyers who are the experts and the real stylish people during the shows? Also missing are the NY Socialites. I miss them too. The street photographers kept taking pictures of the same people. Maybe, you should give it a try? For sure you will feature the really stylish people in the Fashion World, including yourself. I love your outfit features in your blog.

  8. Once Was a Girl September 12, 2012 | 11:58 pm

    I agree that so many of the pictures are running together because they are of the same subjects. An edited look outshines extravagance every time… and edited does not mean boring! Love the pics your outfits.

  9. Jane September 13, 2012 | 10:10 am

    I concur. Where are the photos of the grown up ladies over 40, over 50? The ladies with the money AND the grown up bodies that these bloggers are blind to for some inexplicable reason. Shyness on the part of said 40+, 50+ gals, as I think I recall Scott what’isname using as a sad excuse, simply doesn’t cut it, speaking as a not so shy 50+ lady who simply needs some idea of how all this gear my possibly look on my buxom yet chic form. Olvia Palermoi has no information about how to dress that is of ANY use to me. Plus, she’s boring. Where is the blog for me to follow. I cannot believe someone hasn’t realised the enormous following they’d have if they got out there and just did it. Miuccia Prada cannot be the only woman wearing great clothes!!!

  10. Lori September 14, 2012 | 2:56 am

    You should start shooting the street. More people should. It’s about varied viewpoint. If if getting clique-y it sucks like high school.

  11. Lori September 14, 2012 | 2:56 am

    You should start shooting the street. More people should. It’s about varied viewpoint. If if getting clique-y it sucks like high school.