Neighborhood Watch finds fashionable folk all across the city.
If you saw Angela M.
(21) walking down the street, would you think of Rihanna
? We wouldn't, but that's who she says influences her style most. Have you never heard of '80s Madonna
, girlfriend? We guess, like art, fashion is just as interpretive, so if we look hard enough we can see a little badass RiRi peeping through in the heavy duty knee high boots
, the cropped 'do
and ice on her wrist
. But to back up our position we only need three words: lace, denim and pearls
. Let's just settle on Ridonna hits South Street for a cheesesteak
We found Evan M.
(29) strolling the city with Lily C.
(30) after her flight to Warsaw was canceled because of that huge volcano fart in Iceland
. She says she looks to Stevie Nicks
for fashion ideas although she confesses that on this way no one would know it. True enough. What we saw was Anna Wintour with extensions and a smile
. Evan, on the otherhand, pulls off a more literal interpretation of his influence: the military
. He says he picked up the jacket in an army surplus store and that fantastic hat, which Lily says always draws attention on the street, beckoned him from a thrift store window. Even though it was toasty out, he took a second to show us how it converts to an awesome, Star Wars
We're proud to say that we've helped Joe C.
(22) inch a little closer to his "minor life goal
" of being featured on The Sartorialist
. His mom would also take pride, considering she's the one who suggested that successful fashion starts with "a good pair of shoes and fitted jeans
." This LA born UArts student prefers style on the east side because of the weather, which allows him to throw on a scarf, hat and sweater. We're curious to see how his fashion will evolve when the face melting city heat arrives. Show us some leg!
When Larry B.
(37) gets dressed in the morning he says he starts with a simple idea and goes from there. Underneath it all he's wearing a pair of jeans and a flannel, but then threw on a hoodie, blazer and a circle scarf to create his look. We like his style, but it's his music that landed him on City Paper
's (web) pages
before. We introduced him as Larry B., but most may recognize him as the singing, guitar plucking Grey Reverend
. When asking this Brooklyn songster how he compares Philly fashion to his own hipster habitat, he says that Philly has a more conservative, almost rural look
as opposed to what he calls Brooklyn's contemporary fashion scene. Before you get your panties in a bunch
, Larry made it clear that he wasn't trying to hate on Philly fashion. It was a mere observation. Thanks, Larry.