Monday, November 30, 2009

Good Hair on Richmond Street

Two people with seriously great hair, who were smiling before I took their photo

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Green is the New Black

Desperation had set in, so I took a cab in order to find some blog posts (can I expense that?) and was rewarded with a photo of this young woman in her incredibly cool dark green leather jacket, which she purchased in Thailand.  Kind of makes all those black leather jackets look kind of boring...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Toronto - Top Marks for Style

I met this lovely young woman on Bloor Street, and when she told me she was a student at the University of Toronto, I commented that she was dressed much more creatively than the university students I am used to seeing.  From her beret to her funky little buckled shoes, she demonstrates how to stand out without resorting to skin-tight shiny fabrics and showing lots of skin.

To those of you disappointed by the lack of London posts, I share your disappointment.  I only have a couple of Toronto shots left,  so you'd better get out there and give me something to photograph!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Toronto - Long Live Punk Rock!

    I have not seen a Stiff Little Fingers shirt since the 80's, but apparently the band is still touring and recording (with one original member) --some punk bands just never die.  Neither does the classic punk style of black leather jacket, skinny pants with zippers and battered army boots.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

How Do I Know You Were Here Unless You Comment?

While I don't judge the appeal of my blog on how many comments I get, I have to admit that I get pretty excited when I see that someone has left a comment on a post.  It means that someone out there has taken the time to look at something I've posted, and, let me know you were there (how cool is that?).  I have StatsCounter on my blog, so I know that I have readers, but except for a few regulars,  I have no idea who you are, or what opinions you have (do you like that person's look, hate it, covet their shoes, wonder why you're not on my blog, etc.). 
I care what you think, really, I do.  To those of you who comment already, you're swell, and I'll put you on my Christmas list

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Toronto - Funky Layering

Great mix of colours and textures - love the oversize leather vest!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Toronto - OCAD Style

These students at the Ontario College of Art and Design caught my attention because a) they're cute and b) I liked their individual interpretations of the "jeans and leather jacket" look, especially the great accessories, (over-sized watch, leather gloves, nice shoes, skinny scarf).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Apologies for the absence of local posts--between the LTC strike and a cold that has zapped every bit of energy I have, I have not been doing my usual walkabout to look for subjects.  I have a couple more photos from Toronto to post and then I'm hoping to be back out on the streets of London snapping all you unique and stylish people next week.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Toronto - Attitude on Queen West

I loved the confidence and sass that this young man projected

Toronto - Shades of Grey on McCaul Street

Love the various layers and textures, and the unexpected touch of a caramel coloured boot.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Toronto - Cheerful Checks

It's not everyone who could wear a bulky-knit toque with a pom-pom, and not look like a pre-schooler, but somehow, it's perfect with that coat

Toronto - Pipes/Punk Mashup

A modern twist on the traditional pairing of leather and plaid

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Toronto - Ruffles and Bows on Yonge

I spent the last few days in Toronto, and although I have no desire to live there, I am always ready to visit, and enjoy seeing the number of people who make an extra effort to express themselves with their clothing. I ran into this young woman within 10 minutes of my arrival, and she was more than happy to strike a pose in her black and white ruffles and bows. I will be posting more photos of eye-catching Toronto street style over the next week or two.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Like Mother, Like Daughter

I saw this young woman with her little girl on campus the other day, and admired her navy and red plaid coat. Then I saw that her daughter was also in plaid. There are such cool clothes for children now--there was no way I looked this coordinated at that age.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Patterned Coat on Richmond Street

Out to get a coffee on a sunny afternoon in a great black and white patterned coat and killer boots.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wear a Poppy

When I saw this young woman in the Market, I was struck by the contrast of her red hair, and the red poppy, against the black and grey of her outfit. I liked her funky look, especially the boots and the cat's eye glasses. I was also happy to see someone under 30 wearing a poppy; it seems to be left to those old enough to remember their significance. On Remembrance Day, wear a poppy, and think of the people who sacrificed their youth, their health, and their lives for our freedom. It's a small thing to ask.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunny Saturday - at the Market

It was a gorgeously sunny, warm weekend, perfect weather for riding your bike. I love how the colours of this young woman's hat, scarf, and hair go together

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Roller Derby - the Season Finale

Showing off some Rockabilly flair
It was a huge crowd at the last game of the season for the Thames Fatales, who, sadly, lost (but not by much) to the Tri-City Champs last night. I saw these plaid pants, platforms and red bag across the room and had to capture her great Roller Derby style. Sigh, now what to do on Saturday nights?

Frilly Women

You can find all kinds of cool stuff at Frilly Lizard and Commander Salamander on Talbot Street, and you can also find friendly and stylish staff like Kate (left), and Sue (owner of Frilly, Commander, and Lolita on Richmond Street)

Friday, November 6, 2009

UWO Campus - Bright Against Black

Both of these women caught my attention for their striking features, but also for the way they accessorized their black coats with a bright scarf that framed their beautiful faces.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On the Bus - Flannel-lined Denim

I ride the public transit a lot, at least twice a day, so I have plenty of time to stare at people and scrutinize what they are wearing (if that was you I was staring at, I apologize, I wasn't being rude, I probably just liked your outfit). I spotted these flannel-lined jeans (which I think look cool with the sturdy black boot) and I have always thought they were a great idea for winter. I don't find that jeans are comfortable to wear when it's cold outside, but if they are lined with plaid flannel---how cozy is that? I haven't seen them for sale anywhere, although I imagine they must be sold in places like Mark's Work Wearhouse--anybody know where I can get a pair of these??

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Je Ne Sais Quoi

I couldn't say what exactly it was about this young woman that drew my attention, but there was something about her that made me look twice. We tried a couple of photos, but for me, they didn't capture what I had initially noticed. Then she struck this pose, and her personality came through!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Nice Day for a (Dog) Walk

I thought this couple was adorable (the dog is cute too); I don't think they really understood why I was taking their photo, but they were good-natured about it anyway.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Homemade Halloween Style

An adorable combination of Pippi Longstocking and Raggedy Ann
You can always count on the staff of City Lights to be dressed in something out of the ordinary.
Little Red Riding Hood appeared to have the wolf (or coyote) under control
This couple was performing in the Covent Garden Market--I loved the mask and mix of fabrics in the costume on the left