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Fashion Book–New York Stories

2010 April 27

I just finished reading New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times, a book of essays about the city, its people, and its history. It was a really entertaining read, full of quirky facts and characters. At first, I panicked about the Fashion Book feature, running through different ideas of how I could capture this book in one quintessential outfit. Then, I had the great idea of creating a different outfit for each borough.  But then it occurred to me that you can’t capture that much personality in any one outfit.

New York is a city known for its chic style and polish, but it’s more than that. If you listen hard enough, you can hear the pulse of the city–the hum of  the multitudes of looks and styles. It’s not about following any one trend or only buying your clothes from vintage stores or only wearing designer labels. It’s about looking and feeling your best, it’s about comfort, it’s about standing out some days and blending in on others.

The possibilities are endless. I decided to take photos from some of my favorite NYC style bloggers in an effort to show some small scale of NYC style. This is by no means a complete compendium, but I think it shows just a tiny bit of that dizzying spectrum. What does NYC style mean to you?


For Me, For You

What I Wore

A Cup of Jo

Feather Report

My Style Pill

And, of course, The Sartorialist

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  1. April 27, 2010

    i love the boots in the first pic!

    Walk of Fashion

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