Spring Time In the City
Posted on April 02 2012
Bill Cunningham is, for me, the godfather of New York fashion. I ran into him at a hole in the wall diner in Midtown earlier this year and almost had a heart attack. I’d been eagerly following Cunningham’s candid photo essays for years and suddenly here we were; facing each other eating breakfast at the same time, in the same diner in New York. I didn’t blog about, didn’t tweet or update any kind of status. I simply kept the experience to myself and kept it as one of my New York jewels. What I love most about Cunningham is his age and the fact that in an industry full of twenty something year old bloggers, Cunningham manages to make it look effortless as he quietly glides by on his bicycle and snaps photographs of fashionable New Yorkers and anything that catches his fancy. His latest, “On the Street,” installment inspired me to literally stop and smell the flowers. Snapshots of blooming magnolias and fruit trees were peppered in with photographs of stylish women. So as fresh florals bloomed on the runways, I took to the various New York spots to snap some of my favorite and most fashionable Spring flowers.