Monthly Archives: September 2012

What Might Have Been Lost

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Bon Iver ~ Good Winter

When Justin’s band broke up after 10 years, he dug into his dad’s cabin, 70 miles away from anything, Minnesota for the winter.  He emerged with an album and 5 years later he plays at Radio City Music Hall. 

One profound line everyone sang with him goes like this:

What might have been lost. 

Sing it to yourself a few times.  It gets better and better.   

 

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Street Swans

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Street Swans are the most hip, fashion forward dressers in New York.  Its an urban dictionary term for people leading the street edge style, ahead of magazines, trends and catwalks. They inspire the designers who create the looks at fashion week.   Here is a picture of something that reminded me of street swans ~ the Prada Spring 2013 NY fashion show.

Fashion Week NYC ~ Bill Cunningham New York

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Fashion Week has mixed reviews this year.  Some repeat styles, some designers playing it safe with a weak economy.  Noteworthy asian models graced the catwalk. 

My personal fav is an interview video of Bill Cunningham, street photographer.  Bill is an octogenarian – 88 to be exact.  His fame is New York’s best street photographer.  I am in awe and don’t want to tarnish his amazingness by descriging him or the film but will try.  Bill grew up as a middle class, middle of the country American, from a strong family, fought in WWII, deeply committed to his Catholic faith and loves clothes.  He expresses his passion by taking photos of the inspiration he sees on the streets of New York and has done so for decades.  His passion and excitement is infectious and his eye for the people and their styles are simply fantastic.  Give it a view:

Bill Cunningham New York

http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/billcunninghamnewyork/