It’s a special summer
It’s a special summer
It’s all about people.
And I guess I’m back, minus any significant changes to the format. The upcoming instagram 60second video option will either lead to a new street style series, or a significant alteration to this format.
I can’t help but be inspired by amazing people walking around.
I threw a small basketball at the mayor. Also NBA players aren’t THAT tall, but Dkembe Motumbo is that tall.
My 20th Style Eye video! This is officially a ‘long-running series’.
This video started off with the simple goal of finding someone who blows their nose on something designed to blow your nose on. It quickly devolved into nervous insanity at I was talking to stylish, serious, and handsome men who have better things to do than bike around all day asking people about pocket squares. At some point I realized that the story was really about generational divides in fashion- we see something that was designed with a functional purpose turning into something purely ornamental, and then reach a postmodern phase where the current generation is actively repurposing other accessories that no longer have relevance into ones that do.
These people put the hip in hip-hopera.
The first of many PROFESSIONAL fashion weeks to come.
Owie Bowie Street Style
Street style about street style!
So there you have it. I made 100 street style videos. Probably more like 116 if you include the Globe & Mail videos but I think those are distinct enough to be their own thing. Thanks to everyone who has let me take their picture. Thanks to everyone who I have taken pictures of from a distance without their knowledge- I’ve tried not to be too creepy about it…I should probably examine that a bit more thoroughly at some point, especially given the last shot of this very video. If you haven’t watched video #99, I suggest you watch it and this one as a double-bill, which adds a full circle element to the Kensington Market footage. Thanks for watching.
Great style at the Toronto International Film Festival. Celebs pictured include Kate Mara, Daniel Bruhl, Sean Bean, and Chandler Levack
It might take cyberBillCunningham himself to prove to existence of CoreCore aka AbFab.
99! I had a plan, and then I gave up on my plan because Toronto summer dictates the flow of events. This fashion runway graffiti maze yoga is everything about TVCITY Street Style encapsulated. It’s so good I want to reshoot it in a more fictionalized or fashiony context and I’m not sure if that would be respectful of the specialness of this event. How many people have walked this maze so completely and deliberately?
I continue to see these torso bisecting outfits, with a particular uptick in men wearing t-shirts that segment their torso. I am calling this phenomenon core-core.
Summah for real.
This might be an early prediction for fashion trend of the summer, but men’s shirts that bisect horizontally have been popping up a lot on the streets.
Monochrome or colour- I’M ANSWERING THE BIG QUESTIONS
I thought of making TVCITY STREET STYLE 69 a more sexually themed video, spelling out provocative things by editing together shots of individual words from building signs. As funny as that would have been, I think it’s important to let the amazing creative stylish people set the tone for each video.
Humans of Toronto- I’m talking to people on the streets now. DAN ON THE STREET.
There’s a cuteness and elegance to Toronto Fashion Week and I think this new video captures some of that scene. It felt like the photographer to subject ratio was a bit high, but it was unseasonably cold and few people were hanging out outside.
Post daylight savings time is great for street style- the sun is finally out after work, and the weather is nice enough so that everyone is starting to dress up a bit. The long winter has messed up my bike, so it’s been tough to bike all around the city, which is why the last few videos have been a bit Queen West-heavy. But it’s true that Queen West is where most of the innovative street fashion is happening, and its inclusion on Vogue’s (not hierarchal) list of the world’s most stylish neighbourhoods is probably accurate. Every time the temperature rises a few degrees, there’s an explosion of fashion and it’s really great to see the streets coming back to life.
I am partnering with Torontoist to publish videos in my TVCITY Street Style series, as well as other videos (coming soon)! It might not look it, but spring has done begun. I bumped into the older gentleman punk whose picture I have asked for probably over 20 times now and he will probably never let me take his picture. But he is as bemused as he is annoyed so I will continue to ask him whenever I see him.