It's a blissfully lazy Saturday afternoon, and I'm alternating between baking pumpkin pie for Canadian Thanksgiving (coming face to face with domestic goddess Nigella Lawson seems to have temporarily rubbed off on me) and flicking through Nylon's Book of Global Style.
Nylon's photographers only cover seven cities- albeit very stylish ones- so the book is not as 'global' as the name suggests, but as a compendium of mostly Western looks, it is well worth flipping through. The Tokyo section reminds me of Shoichi Aoki's wild FRUiTS, and of the teenage goth lolitas walking around Helsinki, Finland. Most inspirational to me [predictably] were the femmes in Copenhagen and Paris.
If you are interested in seeing style from cities not in the Nylon top seven, you can check out a brief photo-essay on Tehrani street fashion (Iran) and also visit the links under 'model citizens' in the sidebar on this page.
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The problem with the nylon shots is that the cities are totally interchangeable-- at least judging from what I saw. If you saw one of the outfits without an identifying background you'd have no idea which city it originated from...
Whereas the Iranian photos were gorgeous and extremely specific to the locale.
Both you and Nigella look beautiful in the photo! How wonderful that you got to meet her!
Copenhagen was one of my favorite favorite places to style watch... skirts, scarfs, boots and all-things-stylie mobile on old school bicyles!!! much fun...
I will have to check this nylon out--looks good!!
I love seeing these agitations of passions from the global streets; and the ones from Iran and Japan are phantasms from another catagory of thought.
sara: merci :)
lacey: yes! skirts, scarves, boots, and bicycles (with flowers wound around the front basket bien sur) are my ultimate necessities for fall.
p.s. These shots are from a book on street style by the editors of Nylon- it isn't a magazine issue.
So jealous that you are off to Europe in two days!
j: I agree.
Damn, you met Nigella?? That's my future babymama (her and Giada). I wish I knew she was in town. From Jesse Markowitz
Oh. WOW! Was it a book signing? Two absolutely beautiful, talented women.
jesse: Giada is NOTHING compared to Nigella! Such blasphemy! :)
julia: Aw. Merci! She was wonderful- the accent, the huge brown eyes, the messy scrawl. Queen of gastroporn.
Oh my good, that nylon book looks wicked.
I.. want.. that.. book! Just read about in Nylon magazine.. do you know exactly how many cities it covers? :)
I buy it on Amazon...I'm waiting it...
Your blog is great and thank you.
i must say this looks like a very inspiring book, gotta go and get it..
Nice blog whomever you are.
Awesome idea for an article.
I personally loved the fashion in Helsinki. Everyone had these loooooong ass scarves that they wrapped around them in a way like no other. My aunt took pity on me and gave me one of hers and before I knew it, I was strutting it like the Finns.
Except that I was still freezing my ass off. And it was May.
Hi! We are the founders of Ukrainian Site of Street Fashion and we're interested, if were in this book any information about Ukriane? We gave an interview to Nylon Magazine and now no one can't answer to us, is this article were published.
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