New York Street Style: Vika Gazinskaya

December 20, 2011  |  Designers, Fashion Week, New York, Streetstyle

I crop most of my street style photos quite close to the subject. With this photo of Vika Gazinskaya, a Russian designer who counts Miroslava Duma amongst her supporters, I thought that the background was an unusually compelling element to the shot. I love how it feels like she’s engulfed by trees and concrete yet totally peaceful.

 Vogue via Instagram

Yesterday I posted a photo of Caroline Trentini rocking a red peplum from an editorial in the January 2012 issue of American Vogue on my Instagram (@ChiStreetStyle). I thought choosing a photo from my archives with a similar look would be a great way to encourage all of you who haven’t followed me on Instagram yet to start today.

Matt "The Gaudy God" Kasin’s New Website

Matt Gaudy God
Today Matt Kasin’s much anticipated new website is launching. You’ll be able to find all things Gaudy God here, but don’t forget to follow him on his Tumblr to see what inspires him. Matt has been one of my favorite street-style subjects since the very beginning of this website. I was super excited to  photograph his nail designs for the Refinery29 story, “14 Nail Art Snaps that Give Us Major Envy because I knew it’d give me an excuse to photograph his street style too. Several of the nail designs featured were painted by him. Although Matt is best known for selling vintage clothes and original designs under the Gaudy God label, he’s also a manicurist at the Strange Beauty Show salon just south of Division on Ashland. For proof of his amazing skills check out the photos I took of his work for Refinery29 in their entirety (and un-Instagramed) below.
Strange Beauty Show is located at 1118 North Ashland. Call 773-252-9522 to make an appointment.
Follow Matt on Twitter, @GaudyGod.





Maria Cornejo Finale S/S 2012

Maria Cornejo
I’ve been really busy with statistics and applying for jobs so I still haven’t had a chance to upload photos from the fashion shows I went to in New York. Until then, here’s a great photo of Maria Cornejo at the finale of her Spring 2012 runway show at Milk Studios.