Street Style: Authentic or Fraud?

A deep analysis of the “Street-Style Star” where multiple journalists and bloggers question it’s authenticity and impact street-style photography and blogs have had in the fashion industry.

Via Garage Magazine


Can’t sleep thoughts

Most famous writers and artists in general came up with their most brilliant works while battling severe episodes of depression. I am fortunate enough not to suffer any type of depression, yet my personal demon comes from another nature: Insomnia. No matter how far I look back my inability to sleep has always been there. Yet as the creative person that I am, my best ideas occur to me during those moments when I am struggling to sleep. However before I started writing I would utilize my late night “awakeness” to read random things and more recently, to watch random documentaries, which contributed to my well-roundness.

If you ever find yourself struggling to fall asleep, here are two documentaries I highly recommend as an alternative to stalking your friends on Facebook.

Bill Cuningham New York, follows the life of the man who created the concept of street style photography. Years before anyone blogged about what people were wearing to go to certain events, Bill Cunningham was already riding his bike around Manhattan shooting still-life photographs of what people would wear in their daily life. His pictures are still published-and considered a vital part of the New York Time’s style section. This documentary is a must-see for anyone who loves fashion or New York.

I do understand that not everyone breathes and dreams fashion and hardly anyone is as passionate about New York as I am. However I feel that everyone has a secret love for mafia type movies, and the documentary The Two Escobars tells a mafia story that is anything but fiction. It is based on the lives of Pablo Escobar, the world’s most powerful drug kingpin and Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar. Although they had the same last name they didn’t have any type of blood relations. Yet they shared the same tragic fate of being murdered by drug thugs. Might want to watch this documentary in order to understand the repercussions of your late night lines in your local club.

Ok maybe that was drastic but both documentaries are really worth watching, and definitely more productive than online shopping, which is what I intend to do right after I finish this post.

Good night people,

Foreign Concept Girl.