Monday, December 15, 2014
Keiko Lynn, outside Jill Stuart, 34th St, New York
I apologize for not posting many Philadelphia street style pics lately. In part, it's been an issue of time. I'm feverishly working to finish by manuscript for Street Style Anthropology, the book based on the Urban Fieldnotes project. It will be out in February of 2016 from Bloomsbury Publishing. I've got a draft in place but plenty of editing to do. I just haven't been able to get out on the streets nearly as much as I would like. In part, however, it is because I've been saving my photos for a project I have brewing with Century 21 Department Stores. They recently opened their Philadelphia branch (their first outside New York City), and as part of their marketing efforts they reached out to me. I'm doing a collaborative feature with them of 21 Philadelphia style stories in January. I will be posting 21 images from Philly along with select quotes from interviews I conducted with the people I photographed. In short, I will be doing what I have been doing for the last two-and-a-half years. But the feature will be branded with Century 21, and also be posted on their website and in their marketing materials. In the street style blogging biz, we call this a "collaboration." I'll have plenty more to say on that subject in the coming weeks, and, of course, in the book. Stay tuned. I know you're bored of New York Fashion Week pictures. We all are. But they are all I have to show you until January. And then, I'll be hitting you hard and fast with some of my best work so far.