A Roundup of the Streets

*My apologies for the delay (my schedule has been very busy). Here is a roundup of my favorite street style looks from New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Week…Expect a longer post later this week!*

The Streets of New York…

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The Streets of London…

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The Streets of Milan…

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The Streets of Paris…

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Photo Credits: Vogue

Photographer: Phil Oh 

The Marvelous Styles of Helsinki

The cosmopolitan capital of world design…

The cultural center of Finland’s modern and traditional ways…

The layered city of creativity and fierce vivacity…

The destination…Helsinki.

Helsinki is the largest city in Finland, containing infinite layers of wonderful history and modernity, the past world and the future moments of innovation. Helsinki is an artistic, cultural city bursting with natural, as well as metropolitan beauty. It is a city full of sensory parks of vibrant color and churches of historical grace and worship. It is a city full of museums and exhibitions revealing classical Finnish arts and contemporary, graphic works of substance. It is a city full of musical venues emitting breathtaking sounds. It is a city where art and cultural festivals thrive in the brightening sun during the warm months.

Helsinki is also a city of fashion, of creative design.

Helsinki is home to beautiful, mesmerizing fashions of the old and the new, of the vintage styles of years ago and the current, inspiring designs of Finland’s magical fashion grace. Helsinki fashions carry with them a truly stunning eclectic beauty. There is a sense of individuality within each piece of clothing, a breathtaking youthful energy that ignores the common and the same. Pieces of different colors, textures, and prints mix with one another and combine to form a united outfit of eccentricity and independence. The fashions and styles of Helsinki have a voice, a purpose. They have a power that is uplifting in there imaginative, thought-provoking capabilities. In Helsinki, there is a thrilling creativity and significant meaning to design and style.

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Helsinki styles radiate in their sustainability and appreciation for the past. Newness and trendiness is not required, as unique, vintage pieces are worn readily and proudly on the streets. In Helsinki, secondhand styles mesmerize in their past and current glory, as interesting lives from years ago are revealed for everybody to see. From thrift shops to parent’s closets,  Helsinki styles come from different worlds and walks of life. Each piece worn has a story, a beauty, a significant presence that cannot be ignored. In Helsinki, the secondhand styles brighten up the streets in their eco-conscious grace and admiration for the world of years ago. The styles liven up the streets in their stimulating, cultural prints and dazzling array of colors. The styles carry with them the diverse emotions and powerful movements of the past world.

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Helsinki styles prosper in their inventive energies and thrills, in their ambitious mixes and matches, in their multitude of powerful influences, in their moveable, textile comforts. The styles of Helsinki hold an undeniable spirit of brilliance and liberty. There is a choice within each piece of design. From minimalistic styles of sleekness to loudly printed styles of wild outrageousness, Helsinki styles relish in their endless universe of opportunity and personality. And with comfort as a defining importance, the styles have the ability to advance with exquisite activity.

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Helsinki style is a style of chance, a style of opportunity.

Helsinki style is a style of uniqueness, a style of artistry.

Helsinki style is a style of freedom.

Photo Credits: http://www.hel-looks.com

*A big thank you to Mari from Evadesigns for telling me about this wonderful, Helsinki world of style and design*

A Connection that Crosses Borders

A woman in a patterned fur coat walks down a London street…

A woman in baggy, rough jeans braces the misty snow of Milan…

A woman in high, tanned gladiator heels walks towards the runways in Paris…

The women of street style; the women of Fashion Week.

These confident women are all connected, sharing relations with one another that are unbreakable, living with similarities that are impossible to ignore. The miles of distance that separate these women do not matter. The names of the streets they walk on do not strike importance. The times of the day and night do not apply. With unique fashions and powerful stances, these women unite in their assurance of who they are. They gain momentum and spirit in their passionate uniqueness, in both their sophisticated and wild energy. They gain thrill and delight in their radiating boldness, in both their striking solids and crazy prints. These women stake their rightful places in the fashion world, dazzling viewers with their creativity, determination, and love of freedom.

The Styles of the Streets…

London

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Milan

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Paris

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Even though the fashions may be different; even though the cities might not be the same, these women are all linked together, creating everlasting bonds full of fearlessness and innovation.

Photo Credits: Vogue

Photographer: Phil Oh

A Storm Is Just A Myth

No matter the social, economic, and political troubles occurring in the world today…

No matter the conflicts garnering televised attention and thought-provoking analysis…

No matter the radical changes in weather- the hurricanes, the winter storms…

Fashion lives on.

Fashion has an important, innate quality from within, an ability to carry on, to fight against the gloomy powers of injustice and despair; to not let man-made and natural sufferings be a hinderance, a prevention from stressing its ultimate messages on being yourself, embracing both your subtle and wild differences, and not allowing judgments to frighten you away. Throughout the world, fashion continues to be a supreme, awe-consuming trip to the spirited world of self-discovery. With fashion, you recognize your bright and dark passions, your influential desires and dislikes, your opinionated beliefs and concerns. With fashion, you reveal your unique qualities, your cultured awareness, both your diverse and simplistic creative energies. The mind of fashion could never be blocked, halted from thinking of past radical changes in design, from thinking of current trends of physical and mental substance, from thinking of the future, of imminent looks full of mysterious delight.

And the snowstorm, Nemo, in the Northeast, certainly did not stop fashion’s reign on both the runways and in the streets…

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With heavy snowflakes falling from the misty blue sky and powerful winds gusting over Fashion Week’s tents, fashion was still outside, fascinating the urban landscape, warming up the chilly, February air. The streets of New York City were lined in both blazing, bold graphics and dark, midnight leathers. There were simple, blue jeans and edgy, leather pants; there were stand-out, color-blocked trenches and luxurious fur coats; there were rough, motorcycle boots and men’s inspired heels. There were band-printed sweatshirts and classic sweaters of simplistic hue.

The storm did not stop the fashions from soaring and prospering in the brisk air.

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Fashion never stops

And…

Street Styles never end.

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Photo Credits: Vogue and Vanity Fair