I was invited (via e-mail) by the man behind the lens of Citizen Couture to take a peek into his new fashion world as he ventures into all things streetstyle.
Upon clicking onto his "About" section, I began to realize that if we were ever to meet in person, I was sure we would get along famously for he has said goodbye to the corporate world and hello to his love of all things stylish (much like this shopgirl has started her own bargain-blogging adventure) Read it in his words:
"Before February of 2009, I was a tax professional working for a large public accounting firm. After several years in the industry, I decided to explore my creative side that I had suppressed since childhood and so I purchased my first DSLR camera Spring of 2008, where I began exploring and capturing NYC and its people. While I was building comfort with photography, it also slowly carved the path that developed my love for journalizing street-fashion.
Citizen Couture was created shortly after my attempt to document the Mercedes-Benz 2009 Fall Fashion Week in New York City; an idea due largely through the inspiration of The Sartorialist and the support of my friends/family. My project is not only to capture the diversity of inspirational looks, but to also build a connection between the individual and the readers of this blog. Although Citizen Couture is still a work-in-progress, I hope that these fascinating people that I meet, whether through their own individual style or creative work, may inspire others."
I think I speak for all of his devoted fans when I say I am so glad that he is no longer a tax professional because his candid shots of style are truly amazing and are the reason I happily visit his site at least once a day (if not so many times more) and his personalized captions make you feel like you were right there beside him, assisting him in his photoshoot ... it's also why I think a trip to New York should somehow be planned into my not so distant future so I can see for myself some of the subjects he photographs walking those ever-so-stylin' city sidewalks (and perhaps daydream of being an uber famous fashion and bargain-y blogger that he'll just so happen to want to stop and shoot)
Here is just a taste (and evidence) of his work:
Kate Lanphear: Style Director (U.S. Elle)
(yes, this picture still makes me want to dye my short locks platinum)
Susie Lau: Blogger Extraordinaire (Style Bubble)
(Please oh please may I be brave enough to put together such fabulous style combinations and have the confidence to rock it?)
(Stripes? Cuffed Jeans AND Chucks? *Sigh*)
Karl-Edwin Guerre: Writer/Photographer
(Don't even get me started with how perfect this is. There are just no words)
There's just something so addicting, so fascinating about seeing people through another's eyes and what catches their interest and attention (not to mention that we are able to see how one may put certain colors or styles together for a perfect combination of sass and savvy)
Please excuse me, but I must go now and make my second trip of the day over to Jason's world at Citizen Couture. Won't you join me?
All images for this Website of the Week installment are courtesy of Citizen Couture