@bkflea I like things in threes - the three different textures, patterns, and prints of her top, jeans, and shoes. I often don’t really like high/mid-waisted jeans like that just too try-hard-hipster, awkward, old lady ish (not in a chic or fashionable way) and your butt just looks weird! But it works for her. Maybe because it’s cropped. She didn’t seem particularly conscious about the way she dressed and was a bit taken aback when I asked for her photo. I’m not 100% sure about her and she’s not really sure about me but for the most part, it works. I think it’s just the shoes are new to me, I like her top, and her legs are pretty long.
Also, I saw a lot of sunglasses at BKFlea despite it being weird a muggy. I also saw a billion nautical stripes once I boarded the L train from 1st avenue to Brooklyn. Oh, Williamsburg. Anyway, more posts on the queue.
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Europeans do it better @bkflea
Left to Right: Anastasia, Sebastian, Teresa, Luca
From Germany. Sebastian is studying in New York, the girls are visiting.
I asked them what their impressions of New York fashion was:
Anastasia: “German fashion is more conservative and in New York you can where whatever you want and nobody’s looking at you.”
Sebastian is wearing all vintage from the flea market a scarf from his mother from Berlin. I believe they were all or mostly from Hamburg. He said Berlin is comparable to New York.
Teresa said it was the same, much more diverse here.
Luca made a pretty interesting comparison: “New York style is a little more elegant than London but not as chic as Paris.” I really like that.
I noticed them from far away, they all seemed to have a similar style and air, I guess that’s since they are from Germany. I’m pretty interested in German culture and their sense of design. They have some really interesting minimalistic and Bauhaus theories over there from what I know. Also while German culture and fashion might not be as extreme as New York, I tend to like European fashion and culture more just because even their casual clothes are more chic or just nicer than Americans which tend to be t-shirts and jeans. They just seem to present themselves a little better and more cultured. Lastly, I remember seeing a Helmut Newton show in Berlin and it was AMAZING! So inspiring!
Isobel from Sydney, Australia
@bkflea I met so many international people at Williamsburg Flea, it was amazing.
Bag from Brisbane
Shoes from Denmark (I think I someone photographed someone wearing the same or similar ones who was Danish.)
Shirt - Vintage Men’s Marni
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