Paris Fashion Week is over. Au revoir, sweet city of lights. It seemed that, even from my remote position in New York City, Paris was exactly the jolt of energy we all needed to send us confidently into the spring season while feeling simultaneously emboldened against the lingering 9 technical winter days and okay about the inevitability of next years’s December 1 through March 12.
Thanks to the Internet we now have a permanent platform in place to reference Chanel’s 2015 show as we please. We can visit Instagram as often as we like and celebrate the return of fashion’s two most important models. We can scroll through the archives of Man Repeller and be like, Oh yea, Chloé was awesome. But there’s something magical about watching it all flash before our eyes for the first time.
This rings especially true when it comes to street style. If not only for the clothes — because regardless of your own personal taste, they are undoubtedly spectacular to behold in the wild — then because it’s practically impossible to duplicate the exact feeling of seeing yourself in a moment that Tommy Ton or Adam Katz Sinding has frozen in time.
For example, this is me when I’m pretending to be on the phone in public to avoid an awkward situation:
That was the first thought that came to my mind. And now every time I see this photo, “me when I’m pretending to be on the phone in public to avoid an awkward situation” is all I think about.
Narcissistic? Perhaps. But it’s also wildly relatable because…isn’t this what we all look like when we fake-call?
I call it the Tumblr Games in honor of the platform that popularized the strange phenomenon of seeing ourselves in literally everything. Now if you’ll join me in the slideshow above, let’s get going.
And after? You know where the comments section is. Upload a street style pic and fill in the blank: “This is me when I ______.”
Looking for more stree-style? We’ve got you covered. Paris Fashion Week Superlatives! And Milan Fashion Week Superlatives! Also, read about Krista Lewis’s adventures in being a street-style photographer for NYFW.