I was reminded after posting the photos of my young friend Ngozi wearing checks and checks, and Jessica in her beautiful outfit in earlier posts, that I’ve still got several months worth of fashionista photos to share with you.
I took most of the following photos during lunch breaks at the Museum, but if somewhere else, I’ve identified the place.
For instance, I photographed this shop window near Laurel Canyon, early in the summer.
And the shoes below were spotted at a shop on State Street, Santa Barbara’s main shopping street when Mr F and I were there in September.
I’d love to see someone trying to walk in them 🙂
A lot of people – both male and female – are wearing bright colors,
like this guy who made sure I included his shoes in the photo.
One day at lunch I sat on a bench next to a charming Italian man who was wearing bright pink pants, with a purple shirt, and when he left an Asian man in bright orange pants and a yellow tee-shirt sat down.
I didn’t photograph them…
I was surprised to see a Spanish-speaking woman wearing a bright pink top and orange-red skirt. Wow! Bright! But was even more surprised the next week, when I saw an Italian woman in the same colors.
I didn’t photograph them …
A guy wore this shirt with the words to the Beatles song “her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl..”
“I didn’t know it was a Beatles song when I bought the shirt,” he told me.
Lyrics on the shirt:
Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl,
but she doesn’t have a lot to say
Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl
but she changes from day-to-day
I want to tell her that I love her a lot
But I gotta get a bellyful of wine
Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl
Someday I’m going to make her mine, oh yeh,
someday I’m going to make her mine.
I took this photo because of her striped tee-shirt (which you can’t see that clearly).
Everyone who walked past me during this particular lunch hour was wearing tee-shirts with horizontal blue and white “stripes“.
When this woman walked past my cash register I was fascinated to see the socks on her tee-shirt. “Why do you have socks on your shirt?” I asked.
“I have three children – two boys and a girl,” she said, “I saved a pair of their baby socks, and sewed them onto the tee-shirt.”
She came back later to introduce two of her children to me: polite, friendly young man and woman in their early twenties.
This proud mother had saved their socks all these years.
Another man wearing stripes and checks.
Not the best photo
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More photos of shoes:
This Japanese girl who was beautifully dressed told me she bought her shoes when she was in New York City last week.
She was very proud that I wanted to photograph them.
Her boyfriend was even prouder…
More winter shoes from Santa Barbara…
Walking around State Street that Saturday afternoon in September we came upon a bride standing in the lobby of a beautifully restored old theater. “When did you get married?” I asked her.
“I’m not married yet. I’m waiting to walk down the aisle…” she said.
I realize that I haven’t shown a single photo of mens’ shoes. Is it because they aren’t eye-catching? I don’t know. Hey guys, come to my cash register and show me your shoes. I’m going to photograph your footwear for a future post…
In the meantime, here’s a 1701 painting of Louis XIV in his Coronation Robes, where the French monarch proudly shows off his shapely legs and fashionable shoes… oh my…