Winter is Here! Be Photographed for Refinery29!

Winter is Here! Be Photographed for Refinery29!

January 14, 2012  |  Announcements

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Snow has finally arrived here in the Windy City. I actually enjoy shooting winter street-style because I think the piles of snow on the ground add a lovely sense of texture to my photographs. I took this photo of a school bus navigating the treacherous roads on Thursday while running errands after the Refinery29 open call street-style photo session. Although I’m no longer re-posting those photos, I’m still shooting for Refinery29’s street fashion section. With the sleek new redesign of my blog I want every post to be special and fresh; never redundant. You should already be checking Refinery29 Chicago daily to stay informed about upcoming parties, the hottest sales, and the latest trends, but I just gave you another reason; exclusive street-style photos!

If you missed meeting Refinery29 Chicago editor Shani and I last Thursday we are hosting our final open call street-style shoot this Sunday in Wicker Park. The photos will be used in a special editorial photo slideshow about Chicago’s winter street fashion. With only two seasons here in the Second City – construction and winter – Chicago women know better than anyone else how to maintain fierce style during the coldest months of the year. Dress up in your street-style finest, but keep it real. We want to photograph you in your best every day winter look. Don’t go wild! The purpose of this is also to give our readers who have amazing style a chance to be featured on Refinery29 without needing the sheer luck of being spotted randomly by one of us street-style photographers.

Those of you who know me well know how strictly I adhere to the protocol of only taking street-style photographs of people I randomly spot on the sidewalks. Like many of you, I believe in the strictest definition of street-style; that the person has to be randomly spotted, and dressed for themselves (not for a photographer). Since my blog evolved into being about more than just street-style I like to do other features as well, like outfit posts featuring my friends and other Chicago fashion bloggers. Like many of you, I don’t really consider that true street-style because it’s not random if it’s scheduled. That’s why I always disclose in the post itself when I’ve artificially produced a photo session for my own blog. Like many of you, I prefer the energy and spontaneity of the randomly spotted street-style images, which is why they make up over 95% of my posts on this blog.

That being said, it’s just as important to highlight the style of others who aren’t as lucky to run into me on the streets. In that spirit, I thought this was a lovely idea to give anyone the rare chance to be photographed by me and featured in a street-style photo slideshow on Refinery29. But like the randomly spotted people who make up the vast majority of my pictures, your outfit will still have to be approved by the tough New Yorkers who run Refinery29 in order to make it into the slideshow. That’s why we want you to look your best!

Hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, January 15, 2011 between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Where: The Fountain in Wicker Park (yes, the actual park), near Damen & Schiller

Who: Refinery29 Chicago editor Shani Silver and I will be there. Come hang out with us!

Contact: If you’re lost or need more info, tweet at me @ChiStreetStyle

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