SF Lived In.
Michael LaRocco’s iPhonic Pop Art Experience.
I heard about Michael LaRocco through a mutual friend, fashionista and admirer of the VSR, Tony Taylor – thanks T! Good tip.
Michael and I met for coffee, “interviewed” each other about our origins, motivations, inspirations, projects and goals. That lasted longer than expected and I came way from it with a new friend and a fascination with his project, SF Lived In. The visual concept behind it is very clever, clean and to the point. What impressed me the most is his view of the subjects at hand….It’s best if I let Michael explain it to you.
What I will say is that it Michael’s work is well worth viewing and once you see it, don’t be surprised it you see it all over the city!
Good job, my friend! Looking forward to seeing more from SF Lived In in the future.
Sandro Paris FW14.
Here are a few of the highlights from the Sandro Paris FW14. Held at their Fillmore Street location, the guests seem to have all checked in with each other on what they were going to wear, because everyone was one or two shades off from each other. (*I’ll show the crowd in the next post – PH.) Honestly, I love the steel blue/gray, occasional army green and b/w palette for SF. It goes perfectly with the fickle foggy weather and the ever growing sophisticated fashionista population. Will SF start giving east coasters a run for their money? Only time will tell. For now, the Sandro Paris FW14 collection is off to a good start here and I for one love it!
Yet another great example of the certitude and confidence in one’s personal style. Anjo exudes style, grace and beauty!
Thanks for brightening up our days, my friend. I can’t wait to see what’s next…
All in one day, I ran across these very stylish individuals. It was as if SF was having it’s own private fashion week!
My life is best spent on the streets, capturing the local fare and serving it up to a very hungry audience. Not bad for an “all in one day” catch!
From every angle, from every view, coming or going, street style can be seen throughout the city. Makes my job easy. I just point and shoot.
Now, if I can only get ‘em to smile once in awhile!
We shall see…
New York Face.
I think it’s safe to say that fashionistas in New York take it to another level on a day to day basis. There is a quality of confidence and grace present everywhere you turn and you can see it in the ‘New York Face’. Much like the level of surfing is often higher in Oahu or say basketball is in Indiana! I’m just making some generalities here, of course. Great style and fashion is found on every inch of the planet, but New York has a level of it’s own. I, for one, take a lot of cues from our city sister city on the Hudson. NYC and its people have given me confidence to express myself and be seen the way I truly want to be seen. And for that, I say thank you. Enough said.
A glimpse behind the scenes of what goes on during a runway show. The casting calls, fittings, hair and make up, waiting, waiting, and more waiting. You’ve really have to enjoy the whole process to be able to sit through the slow parts. To me, it’s worth it. I love the images that appear. I love the vibe, the music, the excitement. It is, after all, a Fashion Runway Show!
This is just a taste. I will continue to serve up more ‘behind the scenes’ as time goes by. PH
Wandering down Claude Lane the other day, I met this fine young man taking a break from his dailies as a chef at Gitane.
He was so reclusive, he almost disappeared into the background. ‘Pardon me, but may I take your photo for the VSR? What’s that? It’s a style blog, etc…
Yes. Are you a chef at Gitane? Yes. I like your solid black sleeve work. Was that intentional? Yes.
A man of few words. Seems appropriate really.
One of my main desires of this blog is to meet and spotlight artists/creatives while I roam the streets in search of style and fashion. Seeking out random conversations under ‘The Lamppost’, I am truly amazed at what reveals itself to me and I love every minute of it!
It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Maurizio Ceccarelli.
Signor Ceccarelli embodies this experience to a laser point. I saw his look, I saw the orange background and I knew this was going to be good.
Little did I know what was in store for me. This man’s art is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! He showed me a few pics on his iPad, but his website is where the treasures lie.
Go there now. Stay there forever.
Basquiat, Bearden, and Warhol have saved a well earned seat for you at the end of your days. Bravo!
NYFW is almost upon us and we are waiting in anticipation to see what’s coming down the runway and hitting the streets this year!
Alas, I shall be sitting this one out. I will have to content myself with being a wallflower from afar!
Good luck everyone and have a great week!