Posts tagged street style
Posts tagged street style
[FASHION] My former boss, Elle South Africa’s editor, Jackie Burger was also spotted by New York magazine’s photographers looking classic (and classy) in all white everything. This is what she had to say at the launch of the Yayoi Kusama collaboration with Louis Vuitton:
Are you a big fan of Louis Vuitton?
I think what Marc Jacobs has been doing with Vuitton — his creation, his innovation is just unstoppable. And also the Kusama collaboration is something really, really special.
[FASHION] Put down the tabloids and head your browser to New York Magazine’s street style section: that’s where you’ll see Miss Bonang Matheba. The South African It Girl was papped by NY Mag’s street style photographer at Louis Vuitton’s Fifth Avenue flagship store where the Yayoi Kusama collaboration was unveiled. This is what B* had to say:
You look like you own a lot of Louis Vuitton.
[Laughs]I’ve got so much Louis Vuitton it’s insane. I’m wearing Louis Vuitton head to toe.
[MY FAVOURITE THING TODAY] Print, florals, colour, pencil skirts, envelope clutches … I’m so jealous of spring time in the Northern hemisphere. Allow me to pout in a corner until September.Regardless, Nifesimi of Skinny Hipster, and her friends look fab.
Leopard print for men
Patent slip ons (for him again)
Oxfords tied with ribbons
Black Yeti fur
Interesting collar detail
Bits and bobs:
Yellow skinny belts
Polka dot tights
Printed silk pants
Another Oroma Elewa pic from New York Fashion Week. As fresh as you wanna be.
Pop’Africana’s Oroma Elewa - snapped in and around New York Fashion Week - is perfection.
Solange Knowles spotted outside the Lincoln Centre, getting ready to attend Diane Von Furstenberg’s show at New York Fashion Week.
So Suede stopped by at the office today
because he’s supremely bored with his life. I mean, like, really, who does that? Pops into other peoples’ work spaces? But whatever and he was wearing one of the most amazing leather jackets I’ve ever spied on another human. Loves it.
My friend Sizwe Mogale just spotted (heh) this leopard print Adidas jacket on the streets eKapa. Apparently the owner bought it in Amsterdam. Hope we get it in SA, though. It’s too beautiful.
I found this on Refinery29 and thought it so cute, just had to share. A body language expert, Patti Wood interprets what your street style pose says about you. Such a 21st century concept, right?
The Walk Away Pose as done by Emmaneulle Alt and Stephanie La Cava. What does this say about you? ‘This stance seems to imply, ‘I don’t quite look as good as I could.” says Wood. ‘The toes pointing away from the camera, the bowed head, the slouched shoulders protecting the heart, all says, ‘I’m not up to my usual standard…I’m a little embarrassed right now.”
The Red Carpet Pose. The interpretation: ‘The hand on the hip is a model technique. It lifts the chest up and elongates the upper torso making you look slimmer,” says Wood. “But because of the elbow out also making the viewer excited. The elbow out creates a danger silhouette alerting the primitive brain sending it the message ‘I am dangerous.’ The foot cross—one foot protecting the other in a foot hug—show she knows how to pose the upper half of her body but behind the pose she is really not as confident. Maybe she’s not so ready for the red carpet.’
The Sassy Model Pose, which is apparently hard to pull off if you aren’t really a model. ‘This pose shows your’re super confident, joyful, and love to be in the limelight,’ says Wood. ‘I call this ‘up’ body language. Upward body cues, up in the air foot, raised arms, upward facing palms, chest up and out, chin and head up are cues of happiness, joy and excitement. Ultimately, she knows she looks hot.’
The Sign of the Cross Pose says: ‘I know I am good, but you can’t have me. She knows how to take care of herself,’ says Wood. ‘She is confident but she doesn’t give it away for free. This is a women who on one hand says ‘come and get me!’ and on the other says, ‘but it won’t be easy.’ She is confident in her clothing and accessories choices and generally likes how she looks.’
The Alexa Chung-esque Too-Cool-To-Stand Pose: ‘This stance shows a desire to look cool and relaxed,’ says Wood. ‘The crossed feet are a unique cue, typically crossing means shyness or closure, but crossing the feet in a relaxed stance says, ‘I am not scared or threatened. The lean to the side also shows an ease and comfort. Subtle cues, like sunglasses, one hand in the pocket, and a bag covering the belly says this girl needs her privacy.’