Through Street Style’s Lens

Leandra Medine | February 18, 2012
The runway shows are only one part important during fashion week. Outside the confines of Lincoln Center, Milk Studios, the Piers enters a whole different animal begging critique and photograph: vive le street style star and camera that makes it such. It’s an art, really. You may remember the old layering posts titled How to Get Street Style Snapped. But ultimately, there’s no effective way to learn the trade than through real time experience so find here the outfits and details that beg a Tommy Ton, Scott Schuman approved camera click. Take a few cues should you feel so inclined.
We start with Alexander Wang’s Simona sandals. Questionable footwear is everything and nothing says shoot my feet like a black dust buster that sweeps the sidewalks, includes mudflap on heel. After all, shoe does maketh the Repeller. Try wearing a statement necklace that just so happens to match your statement sunglasses and riff on the Proenza Schouler unattainable tie dye from 2009 manifesting on your arms. Hold multiple things in your hands, it may give the photos new dimension. Giggle, walk, wear a Pre-Fall 3.1 Phillip Lim clutch that’s not out for purchase yet. Do that again, this time with a sweater, make sure there’s an idle cab behind you.
Or take the practical route and wear a whole big load of Celine. A midi length pencil skirt in resort’s infamous floral print and a purse that’s not the carry all tote will likely do it. Quirky socks add good measure. You can also always just be Taylor Tomasi Hill.Or Michelle Harper. Images via Tommy Ton for Style.com, Nam for Grazia.it. And finally, here’s me. I say you just wear several different layers of fabric, an arm party and excessive hand piece that loops through three of your fingers. Hold your clutch up near your hairy chest and just, you know, hope for the best. Photo by Mark Iantosca. (Rebecca Minkoff purse, Club Monaco vest.)