Tough Chic on Melrose, West Hollywood.

January 14, 2010

Tini’s rockin the ‘tough chic’ look that I really dig. There are different versions of course, and I’m def feelin this one. Look at the details of her boots. Pretty amazing.

She was dealing with some serious iish but still managed to pull of a smile! Thanks Tini!



Friends: Angelique and Tsolair, LA

January 11, 2010

Angelique. the model

Tsolair. the designer/stylist/image consultant extraordinaire…

BFF steeze…

matching kicks ‘n’ all.

ZZ and Joana in West Hollywood, LA

January 9, 2010

I just got in after frolicking around with Chris Reed from MightLikeYouBetter and Caroline. We had brunch at Spitzer’s in the LES, checked out a couple sample sales incl the one at BBlessing. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty stoked to be home after numb feet and an icicle for a nose.

I met ZZ (as in, Zee-Zee) and Joana in WeHo. Check ’em out below…

I’m not necessarily a fan of the new wave of flat shoe craze, but I love the studded look. It adds rugged urbinsta/p-rock to the cute and sexy. I was really feelin em.

There’s something so endearing about this photo…

Joana in her summer dress…

They were both amazingly nice, too. Thank you girls.


Troy on Melrose, Los Angeles

January 8, 2010

I’m back in NYC in like 25 degree weather (i.e. it snowed this morning); but I’ll continue posting photos from LA to make my cold-weather viewers jelly (or not?). To be honest– and you could read a bit more about this & my views on Los Angeles from last summer in another post here— I really enjoy changes in weather and how much difference it makes in peoples’ subjectivity insofar fashion is concerned.

This is the second time I have photographed Troy. Here’s the previous post, where there’s a legless mishap. woopz!

Thanks again Troy, see you around.


Clarice on Melrose, West Hollywood/LA

January 7, 2010

I ran into Clarice and her friend, who spent the day shopping and hanging out in the area. It was around 75 degrees– there were plenty of flip flops and skirts out, and that’s not what I was necessarily looking for– only a few fashionable folks stood out to me.

I particularly liked her vintage style shoes and use of color. She successfully layered in warm winter weather; that’s serious in my book!

I mean, look at her scarf! She even tied it like a ribbon. =)

Thank you Clarice.


Troy on Melrose, West Hollywood

May 27, 2009

I was looking through my archives since I haven’t posted in a while and I came across Troy’s picture I took with my OM-1. I absolutely love that camera, but I had some light leak, so some pictures were compromised. Unfortunately, Troy’s was one of them — his legs were cropped. I met him my last day in Los Angeles in April (4/20/2009) at a Starbucks and thought his fit was characteristic of several eras.


It’s really unfortunate his boots are not shown because they reminded me of older (18th/19th century) style boots, i.e. Hessian Boots. The bottom half of him could have passed for an 18th century European soldier. The top came off as more contemporary. Fashioned off by his hair, I definitely dug his style. I hope to run into him again during my next visit to LA.

(side note: I did a google search for Hessian boots–try it— some of the styles have really made a 21st century appearance).

4.20.09 Khaleel on Melrose in West Hollywood

April 30, 2009

When I was down in LA, my brother and I took a trip down to West Hollywood, we visited an old favorite place of mine on Sunset Blvd called Chin Chin‘s (a sort of American Chinese joint with great people-watching seats if you’re outside). After some food, we shopped around and found ourselves on Melrose. We ended up running into several fashionable folks, including Khaleel (pictured below). He was great; I explained to him my project and he was interested and loved the idea of me doing work, both in NYC and LA.


It’s important to note that I only had my Olympus OM1 35mm camera, so I didn’t know what was coming out! About Khaleel’s fit though, I especially liked his shoes. This was a particularly hot day in LA and he had the right idea with the jorts (jean-shorts!) and loose tank. I’m sure his natural slim figure will make anything look good– but this in particular had the right feel. It’s trendy, but experimental. It’s comfy for a hot day, but still has a lot of steeze. It’s balanced.