Neighborhood Watch finds fashionable folk all across the city. Despite early week sogginess this week, there were a surprising number of people who didn't let a little rainfall dampen their fashion parade.
The sign in the window behind Jallesha M.
(17) says it all. Watch out all you fashion-do-gooders, this little honey is breaking all the rules
and she don't care who knows it. Correction: She wants everyone to know it. She tried endlessly to hock her services as a model in case we find ourselves in need. We're not in the position to hire, but we saw firsthand how this spitfire can really bring it for the camera
. She may need a little help in the wardrobe department, though. Sure, she was just coming from school but it'll take a lot of convincing to make us believe that track pants, a polo, leopard print bows/bags and a slew of serious piercings can coexist harmoniously on one little body.
When we told Jasmin R.
(18) that she reminded us of Control
, she looked at us like she had just seen the ghost of Michael (R.I.P.)
. She insisted that her look was more Avril Lavigne
, which is apparent in her minimal color palette and edgier undertones. Adding to the roughness of her look are three tattoos
, her favorite being the butterfly that adorns her right foot. And if you're wondering what diet regime keeps Jasmin looking so trim, you may be annoyed to learn that she's one of "those" people
. "I eat anything I want and still look like this." Bitch
Sometimes making a statement doesn't have to revolve around a flashy pair of boots or a perfectly tailored jacket. In some cases it's the subtle nuances that make all the difference
. It was Kirston R.
's (24) starry grips that validated our decision to stop and chat with him in the rain. He doesn't give a flying doody ball
about fashion, but we'll give him credit for the robust face hair-do and those bitchin' high tops
We recognize that Lyndsi R.
(28) is dressed similarly to other girls from past Neighborhood Watch posts, but there's a reason we decided to include her. She is a good example of how to properly wear tight pants tucked into knee high leather boots and a nice tunic
that have been forced into fashion recently by her favorite trendsetters Nicole Ritchie
and the Olsen twins
. Her bohemian chic
style may look like a carbon copy
of many women you pass on the street, but she adds her own hint of sophistication and kookiness
with the chunky frames
and humidity-defeating braids
on each side of her head.