03/07/11 SnarkInfested needs street fashion photography! Or so I’ve been told. So here’s the first entry of a semi-regular feature I’ll call “Snarked Street.” The idea is pretty straightforward: I’m taking photos of people who’ve attracted my attention simply because of what they’re wearing. I’ll also try to ask a couple questions to each person about their sense of style.
This is not an original idea at all – legendary NYT photographer Bill Cunningham‘s “On The Street” is a weekly snapshot/collage of what fashion looks like not on the runways but on the streets of NYC. He seems to have a lot of fun doing what he does because he’s been doing it for many years. If you are interested in this type of photography btw, you probably already know about The Sartorialist, but you should also check out Rachel Cothran’s “Project Beltway” blog.
My first Snarked Street kicks of with a bang because I was very lucky to run into one my most fashion conscious friends – and one of the creatives behind DC’s Fashion Fights Poverty charity – Kadrieka Maiden* on a recent Sunday morning (she’d just come from church) in DC’s Chinatown neighborhood. She agreed to quick Q&A and an impromptu photo shoot.
Q. Who are you wearing?
A. American Apparel.
Q. Does DC have a particular sense of street style?
A. Somewhat. I see different styles. I notice that people like to wear dark colors. You might not think from what I’m wearing today but I’m usually into layers of bright colors.
Q. Are there any style trends you notice all the time?
A. The leggings and keen boots.
Q. Which DC neighborhood is most fashionable?
A. U Street and Georgetown.
* Hailing from Louisiana, Kadrieka is a seasoned public relations consultant with more than seven years of experience managing special events and public relations campaigns for clients in the corporate, lifestyle, government, nonprofit, and beauty/fashion industries.