Street Style: The best style is on the street

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“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be.” – Bill Cunningham

This morning we woke to the sad news that the original street style photographer, Bill Cunningham, had passed away at the age of 87. Famously frugal and private, Cunningham was brought out from behind the lens via this excellent documentary which  highly recommend you watch if you have not yet had the chance. The documentary was made while Cunningham was in his late 70s and while it’s easy to think that older folk are irrelevant; his passion for the world, other cultures and beauty is something we can all learn from. Particularly now in the wake of Brexit… But I digress!

As a street style photographer I have chosen to focus on what people wear to work. I believe that in the documentary, Cunningham shares his observation about how he used to photograph the ladies-who-lunch but how over the years as they started entering the workforce; he found it increasingly glorious to photograph fabulous women making the commute to work. I find it fascinating to see how people interpret their workwear dresscodes. We spend so much of our lives at work; commuting to and from work and what we wear is one way that we can express a bit of ourselves. So without further ado, here’s a look at some fabulous folk I photographed on the way to work one wintry morning.

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Chic on the street: I so admire how Ancuta works grey and black! Black turtleneck with a skirt and patent leather heels accessorised with a grey coat and patterned stockings.

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Smartly layered knitwear always stands out on the street.

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At the tram stop: Paul is also Smart Casual in contrast trouser and blazer, a patterned scarf adds character. Paul’s navy blue jacket is from Politix, light blue shirt is from Morrissey and those brown trouser are from local label, Godwin Charli.

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Jody works a print skirt with edgy boots (how good is that runched detail?) and a classic trench coat. Jody’s coat, top and skirt are from Saba with black boots from Sergio Italian Shoes in Geelong.

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Beanie on top: Thea works a cute and snug beanie and scarf with a skinny pant and punchy high heel.



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  1. Bill Cunningham was such a special and beautiful soul. So sad to hear the news this past weekend 🙁
    Thanks for the beautiful post Cheryl.

    And I agree I love Ancuta’s outfit, such a great combination. That coat is gorgeous and i love the pattered tights against the patent leather.

    x Luciana

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