'The best fashion show is definitely on the street, always has been, and always will be.'
After bing-watching documentaries the past week after finally signing up for Netflix, I fell in love with the documentary Bill Cunningham New York. It's one of the best fashion documentaries I've seen (next to The September Issue of course - Anna Wintour is the definition of girl boss). Bill has such a refined eye that sees beauty no matter who the subject is, and getting to watch him capture strangers on the street of New York City is fascinating. Have you seen this film? Highly recommended, even if you don't typically like fashion documentaries (or have never seen one), it is an inspiring story of hard work and vision. And I found it so beautiful when he begins to cry when asked about his religious life at the end of the movie.
The film got me thinking, what do I notice in style when passing a stranger or meeting a friend for lunch? Maybe because most of my days are consumed with the thought of jewelry, but the first thing I typically notice on someone is their necklace. I love seeing how someone has allowed their jewelry to compliment or contrast their outfit choice -- it's so inspiring for me as a jewelry designer. I'm a chronic outfit-repeater (if you like it, why not wear it, right?), so street style has been fascinating for me. I love seeing the profile of necklaces with the texture of personal style. Here are a few of my favorite recent Crafts and Love necklace profiles:
'Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don't think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.' -Bill Cunningham
Have you seen this film? What parts were your favorite? I'll totally taking any documentary recommendations you have, otherwise I might curl up to watch this one again!