The Face Hunter has the coolest job in the world. Wouldn't it be amazing to just travel around with your trusty camera and take pictures of the most eccentric and insane outfits on the streets? I would love to do that here, but New London is so NOT a fashion spot in any way.... I get giddy when I see a girl with riding boots and half-chaps over her jeans or a lady with shorts that would only be allowed on a nude beach because it means something interesting, something worth photographing. I feel happy for weeks when I take a picture of one girl in a cute outfit. I would be in HEAVEN if I lived in a place where people dressed differently.
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There is NOTHING about this outfit that I dislike: a wicker briefcase is such a fresh deviation from the world of canvas "it" bags and vintage Chanels. I adore the ruffled plaid dress with the waist cincher and massively cute periwinkle matching tights in more ways than I can count. Her 40s style t-straps are just the butter on the muffin (see, I've stopped using "the icing on the cake" because cake makes me a little sick and so do cliches; plus buttered muffins are a wonderfully decadent indulgence that everyone ought partake in) of a spectacular outfit.
I'll be honest and say that this girl's face is the reason I'm posting her here. Not that she's not fashionable (just look at that hair!), but her posture and expression drew my eyes immediately. Plus, I love ballet inspired dresses and skirts, lots of silk tulle and beaded golds and silvers.
Aww. Gingham and denim is such an innocent retro combination. I love how youthful her shirt and suspender shorts look compared with the balancing sophistication of the round-toe pumps and hat. She's classy as hell.
(photos from Face Hunter)