Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Here, Kristen's wearing a short, fitted jacket with flared sleeves and lovely detail. The print of the blouse gives us hope for this on-again, off-again Spring we're having in NYC. The bag, accessories, even her nails are all working together- but I can't help but keep coming back to the personality shining through. Pretty as a picture.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Our English gent is wearing a fitted bespoke pinstripe suite and custom-made shirt. The cut reflects the fashion cycle we're in of shorter jackets with narrower legs. Between the cut and the pinstripes, it elongates and emphasizes height- which is generally a desired effect (unless you're already 7 ft. tall).
A general rule-of-thumb for a classic length jacket is to come down to an extended thumb or where the fingers bend. You can see this is a couple inches shorter than that classic standard. In a couple of years he may need to put the suit away in favor of the inevitable change of length, but today he is looking very smart.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Our musician with a guitar strapped across his back is donning a military-inspired blue jacket with brass buttons. It's actually a cool look... if you're in a band. White pants with a decorative belt. An interesting mix, Bob Marley meets Napoleon in 2010 New York!
He's so expressive due to a guy in a clown-suit (kid you not) walking across our paths. As I'm clicking frames he yells to the clown, "I'm getting more attention than you are man!". That he is.
Labels: A Little Different
Monday, April 19, 2010
When I'm out, I instinctively size-up virtually everyone's look in a nano-second. I've always done it but I'm very in-tune with it since I'm looking for special looks.
This look could have gone two ways. It could have been nice but nothing that puts it over the top to be noteworthy. However, there was one detail that did put the look in that special category. It was the shoes. I've seen so many looks that worked but was minimized by boring shoes that have no style or sexiness; thus eliminating what could have been special.
These heels are studded in a neutral color that would work for day-wear or a night on the town if dressed up. Here, they're perfect. The rolled trousers highlight the heels. The studding gives a little extra pop and blends well with the studded bag (which are clearly popular- I'm seeing them a lot). The continuity of that studded detail leads the viewer's eye from shoe to bag to jacket and then the ultimate and ideal focal point- the face.
I don't know how many other straight men notice sexy shoes on woman but I presume its probably more than woman realize judging by the mundane and boring I see everyday. I certainly noticed these and as a result, the rest of the look as well as her pretty face. I vote YES to sexy shoes!!!
Labels: Profiles in Style
Friday, April 16, 2010
I finished taking shots and we talked. Stunning Marisa Leiman is a Northern California native with an Eastern European look. Previously working with MC2 Model Management, she's been with Muse for the last year and has had a very successful career thus far. When I later saw a list of her credits, I realized why she looked familiar.
Beyond the obvious beauty, Marisa is pleasant and a sweetheart with great energy. As for the shots, she doesn't take a bad one.
For her look, she perfectly matched the bag and her sandals. Mixing up the blacks by varying textures, her scarf has enough vibrant color to give the black that little extra pop that pulls the eyes to her face. Looks, style and personality, it was picture-perfect.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
It's the weekend, everyone's relaxing and I thought I would share some entertaining and interesting shots I've run across. Hope you enjoy!
Labels: A Little Different