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Summer dressing, NY style

July 18th, 2011

NEW YORK—Twenty years ago, inspired by Bill Cunningham’s work in the New York Times, I started doing a monthly HI Style street fashion photo feature in the Star-Bulletin.

That lasted all of three months. I got bored. Here, there just wasn’t the variety of looks that abound on New York streets.

A new generation is a lot more fashion conscious now, but even so, there’s still a universality to dressing here, which might be labeled “mall casual,” with very little variation. As much as I started out wanting to document street fashion on this blog, the focus has been on social events, where people tend to make more of an effort to dress up.

You’d think summer casual is limiting to begin with, but there is so much more variety on New York streets. Their casual is a lot more studied and polished. Here’s what I saw on Prince Street in a span of 15 minutes. It makes it a lot more fun to be a fashion voyeur:


Japan wears: Fur

November 22nd, 2010

Rae Huo photos

Hawaii-based photographer Rae Huo is on the road again and sent back these photos from Japan documented the fur trend there.

“Fur is everywhere,” Rae reports and, being a photographer, her favorite pieces are the faux fur animal gloves. “Can you see me holding my camera with them on!” she wrote.

Check out more of her work at her website:

Two styles of animal gloves.

Nothing to do with fashion or fur, but Rae came to my house one day last year and took a series of wonderful photos of one of my birds taking one of many of his daily baths by dipping his head into this bowl of water and shaking it off like a dog!