Lazy afternoons in Paddo in early Autumn, it's still lovely and warm, not too hot though; perfect for a late afternoon walking of the dog. And in Paddington, Sydney you are going to do it with some personal style too, and meet some friends along the way, the pooches and you.
Well if you have any idea at all as to who or what the Bay City Rollers were I will be very surprised indeed; even I find it hard to remember what must have been one-of if-not-the-original all boy pop bands! But what I do have a hazy memory of is all things tartan, funky hair cuts - the shaggy dog?!! And my best friend at primary schools big sister having a framed, "trod on by Woody" piece of streamer she had recovered from the stage after a show. All great stuff. Last Thursday night it was not just the launch of the new show at White Rabbit; REFORMATION (hello!) it was also a Bay City Rollers flashback for me when I saw this suitably tartan trouser attired and funky-hair-cut young man. So here's to the forgotten band who broke millions of young girls hearts and a return of men wearing tartan.
Spotted making her way from the White Rabbit REFORMATION art opening and heading (I think) to the Art Bar via the park at Central Park Broadway/Chippendale/Ultimo, does anyone really know where the old CUB brewery site that is now a pretty fabuous property development really lays.. I was headed from there-to-there too! As you do.. great new show, REFORMATION at the White Rabbit (pics below) and thank you for letting me grab this cycling, smoking and looking suave with pink hair and purple blouse shot.
I can't think of the last time I saw such a well coordinated and original outfit as the one Dan is wearing here. An outfit so rich in detail I did not realise just how well his outfit was styled until I began to edit the picture for this menswear post on Street Fashion Sydney. From the Royal Blue jeans, the abstract patterns in green pink and blue on a black base short sleeve shirt to the matching hair and shoes, the jewellery too, in colour shapes and form, and a matching blue back pack too.. An inner city not-so-casual menswear masterpiece! Photographed in Kings Cross on platform 1; thanks Dan for letting me grab this shot.
When I asked this young man if I could grab a shot of him for Street Fashion Sydney at the Gallery 9 exhibition opening, he asked me if I was being ironic, and after I assured him I was not, he agreed to let me grab a few frames. Anyway I do love this outfit. And while yes I do believe that it is looking more like women's apparel than classic menswear; its working very well. It also reminds me of my trips to Sportsgirl in my late teens to buy shirts as they were funkier and cheaper than the the shirts you could buy in the mens stores.. Thanks so much for a great street fashion shot. Art in background is by WHAT, photographed at Gallery 9 in Darlinghurst.
Just up this week, my collaboration on Street Style dressing with fashion blogger vivalaViv's Vivienne Shui on a story about bringing together fashion from different times in your life and some of the where-and-why she made those fashion purchases. You can check the full story here - http://viviennejacinta this-summer-not-so-suddenly/ along with the picture below without red-block-out all over it! Something new for Street Fashion Sydney, I hope you enjoy.