About two months ago I saw a documentary that made me so excited for my trip to New York. Bill Cunningham New York documents the story of an octogenarian photographer, cycling the streets of New York City, snapping shots of women who catch his eye.
Bill Cunningham loves accessible fashion. And so do I. I was with girlfriends at dinner the other night, and while loitering in the foyer of the restaurant saying goodbye, I nudged one of the girls and said “look look, I want to dress like her”, pointing to a girl wearing a gorgeous peach floaty dress and a faux fur shrug Perfection. And so we all turned our heads to ooh and ahh, and all agreed that we could achieve that look very easily.
Here is part of my review:
Aside from his dedication to doing what he loves, for the love of it only – was his acceptance and open mindedness towards New York’s diverse community, despite his generation. He’s friends with people of all ages, races and sexual orientation.
Another thing I noticed were his older female friends who were ageing proudly – looking glamourous – dripping with jewels and wearing luxurious clothing, and maintaining youthful spirit (Iris Apfel classes herself as ‘the world’s oldest teenager’) but their faces were marked with age spots and wrinkles. It was beautiful to see.
Watching this documentary gave me a sense of excitement about what’s to come when I go to New York. I thought about what clothes I will pack (the big issues) and the sights I’d like to visit. I’d LOVE to meet Bill! The documentary gave me the confidence to just be myself (in New York and elsewhere) – for individuality is interesting.
You can red my whole review of the doco here.
The lovely people at Madman Entertainment read my review and were kind enough to send me some DVDs to give away to my blog readers. I have four DVDs to give away – three region four DVDs (suitable for Australian DVD players) and one region one DVD (which plays on DVD players programmed for world wide or region one codes).
Bill Cunningham New York would appeal to fashionistas, street style enthusiasts and those going to BlogHer ’12 in New York this August.
To enter, leave a comment telling me what’s your favourite thing about street style. Perhaps it’s inspiration for an addition to your wardrobe, or maybe you love being photographed by a street style snapper. Remember to leave your contact details so I can contact you when you win. Looking forward to seeing your entries.
Entries close 5.00 pm Australian Eastern Time Monday 2 April 2012. Good luck!