fashion

PRINT!

I grew up obsessed with magazines. I started out reading whatever my mom would buy - "Woman's Day", "Southern Living", "Better Homes and Gardens". Not really my cup of tea, but I took what I could get. In middle school, someone gave me a subscription to "Seventeen". I remember carrying the same magazine around and reading it over and over. I especially remember one December issue that seemed absolutely magical with all of the holiday party outfits. At some point, I graduated to "Harper's Bazaar". I bought one issue every so often and would spend hours every night trying to re-create the high fashion outfits that I saw contained in those pages.

I never thought about how these magazines were created. They were so far outside of my world that I had no knowledge of creative directors, photographers, or editors.

Well, now I know, because I just published my own magazine. "THE STREETS - 2016 Collection" is 196 pages of connections with people through photographs, interviews and stories. I wanted to make it something you will want to read over and over - just like I have always done with my favorite magazines. I wanted it to be something that shows you something new every time you open it. And I wanted it to be something that connects you to interesting people. 

Buy it for your own entertainment for the holidays. Or buy it as a unique gift for friend. Purchase it HERE.

Focus

I'm feeling the need to focus my street photography into something.  And to foster more connections between the viewer and the subject.  And to help some people in the process.  

So, I'm kicking around the idea of a digital magazine...maybe one day in print.  A magazine with collaborations from other street photographers.  A magazine with style and art and stories from the streets.

A magazine that could foster connections between different worlds and offer different perspectives on the same issues.  

My husband thinks I'm absolutely insane.

And I respect his opinion.

But I'm still considering it...

What do you think?

 

 

The Walking Suit

A man in a suit crossing the street.  That's all.

Stylish Neutrals

Today, I met Elizabeth (left) and Scotty (right) on the bridge in Westside Provisions.  They looked lovely in their neutral toned outfits, so I asked them - 

What were you thinking when you got dressed this morning and why did you wear this outfit?  

They both laughed and Scotty said, "We were just talking about that.  Our office is freezing.  And I always want to make sure I'm wearing something we sell."  They both work at Ann Mashburn.  So to stay stylishly warm, Elizabeth is wearing an Ann Mashburn sweater, and Scotty is wearing an Isabel Marant jacket.

SCAD Style

I made a trip down to SCAD to find out about the style of these artistic students - 

This is Amrusha.  Her studded backpack is from Hong Kong and her shoes are from H&M.

This is Miracle.  I love that name.  Her flowy top is from a boutique in Suwanee.  I didn't even notice her sparkly leggings until now.  Very cool.

This is Henry.  His hat is Emporio Armani - a gift from his dad.  His sweater is from Zara.

The shoes are from J. Crew.  She was in such a hurry for class that I didn't get her name.

This is an awesome tunnel behind SCAD.

Oscar de la Renta

Today, my daughter and I attended the Oscar de la Renta exhibit at SCAD.  The students who host the exhibit make the experience educational and luxurious.

Taylor Swift wore this gown to the 2014 Met Ball.  You can see her in the gown here.

I design clothes for women to wear. I’m not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.
— Oscar de la Renta

The dress in the middle is from Oscar de la Renta's first collection in 1965.

After viewing the exquisite dresses, you can relax in the salon and watch a film about the making of the exhibit - 

Even the bathroom is impressive - 

I'll leave you with my favorite gown.  It is magnificent - 

You can visit the exhibit at SCAD (1600 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30309) through December 31.

People and scenes

I'm not trying to promote smoking, but it really does make a great photograph.

This scene reminds of me of "Alice in Wonderland".

Jameson W. Dunigan, Image Consultant

This street corner feels like a small town stuck inside a big city.