Global street style photos by Miyelle Karmi

Month: March, 2012

I ♥ Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham outside the Rick Owens show in Paris

Today I finally saw the documentary film ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ at the cinema. What an inspiration! As the original street style photographer, it was amazing to learn about his work and life (though the two really are intertwined). For over 50 years, his photos of those living in New York have not just documented current fashions in the city but also predicted future trends before they’ve become mainstream. He really lives for his work and it’s incredible to see someone so humble and passionate about what he does. It’s all about the clothes for Bill. Whether it be snapping a bag lady, to a group of teenagers in Harlem, to a socialite at a charity ball- if their clothes are interesting, he photographs them. His refusal to be paid for much of his work further demonstrates that he does his job purely for the love of it.

At fashion week I often saw Bill Cunningham outside the shows, quietly snapping away and always with a smile on his face! It was a real pleasure to see a legend in action.

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Happy St Paddy’s Day!

A delightful pea green jacket outside the 3.1 Phillip Lim show in New York

As a celebration of St Patrick’s day, this post is dedicated to all things green and lovely…

Emerald shoes

Leaf outside the Dolce and Gabanna show in Milan

Flirtatious feet

Tactile textures in crushed velvet and cashmere

Colour brights

Mint green platforms outside the Missoni show in Milan

A bit of light reading

I spotted this woman outside the Giorgio Armani show in Milan. The juxtaposition of casual trainers and a jumper, with the luxurious textures of the fur gilet and the feminine material of her skirt, creates an effortlessly chic look.

Les couleurs de Paris

Double vision

Florals outside the Dior show

 

Outside the Rick Owens show

 

Outside the Dolce & Gabbana show

 

Olivia and Ellen in American Apparel

 

Prints on prints

Fruit pastels

Ann Catherine

 

Ann Catherine's peach jacket by The Kooples

 

Alice

 

Alice wears jumper and shirt by American Apparel

 

Alice wears skirt and socks by American Apparel, shoes by Michel Perry and bag by Prada

 

Natalie Joos wears No.21 dress, vintage bag and Karen Walker sunglasses

 

Leigh Lezark in a suit by Sonia Rykiel

 

Leigh's juicy orange clutch

 

Marianne in H&M jacket

In Vogue

My Paris photos on Vogue.es. Please click on the image to view the gallery.

 

Doina

 

Sofie

 

Sofia

It’s clear that Spring is on its way with all the blossoming prints on show in Paris. Vika Gazinskaya gave her outfit edge by combining floral prints with a Nike baseball cap and Led Zeppelin tee. There was double leopard print going around which should be totally wrong but was somehow effortlessly pulled off with attitude. And it was like Kew Gardens had come to town with all the floral printed trousers decorating the city. From cropped to flared to neon brights to geometric patterned- there were a patchwork of different looks for all to admire.

Ab Fab Accessories

Mega Leopard

 

 

Cute clutch

 

Nancy's Nach jewellery

 

The magical heel-less shoes

 

Natalie Joos

 

A flash of pink

 

... and a bit of a sparkle

 

Blingin ring

 

Sabrina's Pauline Van Dongen Necklace

 

Anna's United Nude Shoes

 

Queen of Sheba

 

Lovely Louboutins

 

 

 

Parisienne Quirks

Hanneli Mustaparta

 

Paris certainly draws in some wonderful and unexpected pleasures to Fashion Week. From Hanneli’s giant pants (oh so tastefully worn, may I add) to the dancing hair suit in front of the Eiffel Tower and base jumping kids outside the Rick Owens show- you get everything here in this magical city!

 

Magic mirror and a mint green skirt

 

Double Vision

 

Dancing Hair Suit

 

Cowboy Bling

 

Eleonora's fantastic over sized jumper

 

Base jumping outside the Rick Owens show

 

Jumping Jack

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