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The Sketch Book — Street Style

parachute skirt

a lime yellow parachute skirt i saw this morning floating down second ave. happy weekend!


resolution to street sketch

So, it's June. And its time for a new resolution. This month, I'm going to resolve to post something on the blog every day. CRAZY, right? I'll never do it.... but I'm going to try. To make it easier to stick to it, I don't think I'll post fully finished sketches every day. Instead, I'm going to sketch someone I see on the street each day - quick and imperfect, just a feeling of a passerby. It's pouring rain in the city this morning, so I'm posting an outfit...


On the street... Seventh Avenue, New York

A post in the style of the Sartorialist. I saw this girl on 7th ave the other day and thought her outfit was intriguing. The simple fact that she picked out and wore each of these things together and that she happened to walk past me and catch my eye is what makes the world go round for me. It's what I love about illustrating street style. My sketch gets to capture an outfit that will never happen again quite the same way anywhere else in the world....


Elizabeth Street

Hello, happy Friday! Yesterday someone told me I sketch the way Bill Cunningham photographs. And I think it might be the best compliment in the world. So I promptly went out into the streets to hunt for inspiration and found these two lingering on Elizabeth Street with their 1.5 pound dog and fabulous outerwear. I hear the phrase "you can only get ___ in NYC" all the time in reference to certain foods, certain shopping etc. BUT what no one tells you is that you can only find dogs...


mad hatter

i loved this photo so much - it seemed like it was begging to be painted! isnt that hat delicious? if i had one hat only, i think that might be it. and with that dress its just good enough to eat. happy weekend! ps. buy a print!