There's no question that the pursuit of urban street style has become, for the fashion-obsessed, nothing short of an addiction. Certainly, we have The Sartorialist to thank for that and loads of other knock-off indie sites, but it was more likely Garance Doré that deemed the sport of tracking impromptu street trends an equal opportunity infatuation. In fact, three of our favorite new chroniclers of street style are women. And, as you'll soon find out, to know them, is definitely to love them.
Who she looks for: "I love young, creative, unknown girls," she says. "I want to celebrate real cool girls looking totally great, working with real budgets, doing their own thing...I find them to be the most inspiring." Us, too.
Back story: "In New Zealand, I worked in advertising," she says. "When I moved to America, I had no job so I spent lots of time taking photos, I just really enjoyed trying to capture the beautiful moments I saw while out and about. Starting this blog is the best thing I've ever done."
Where you'll find me at Fashion Week: "Around off-site shows, not at the Tents! Definitely, at a few of my favorite designers' shows like Karen Walker and Rachel Comey. I'd love to shoot backstage at Proenza Schouler, and then at a few parties, you've gotta have a little fun."
Weapon of choice: Nikon d700
Who she looks for: "Harmony that strikes me in some way. It can be instantaneous or something that takes a few seconds to digest. But in the end, there always has to be an attractive lyric that seduces me."
Back story: "I was born in Jamaica and moved to New York when I was six. I ended up moving with my husband to Milan where eventually I started my fashion career. In the spring of 2006, I began taking street style photos, and the rest is history. I launched my blog in 2008, but in between photographing, I also freelance as a fashion writer and stylist."
Where you'll find me at Fashion Week: "Everywhere and definitely outside Richard Chai, Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Thom Browne, and Rodarte."
Weapon of choice: Canon 5D Marc II
Who she looks for: "Most of the time, I will spot someone and my heart starts racing a little! It's hard to put into words exactly what I look for, but I guess it's just something a bit special about what someone is wearing, or their face or hair or they way they walk or move or laugh. Actually, thinking about it, it is almost never solely about the clothes someone is wearing. It is about the person, the personality behind the clothes."
Back story: "I am an Aussie living in London--I moved here with my husband in mid 2007, and prior to picking up a camera, I was a lawyer. When I moved to London, I picked up my husband's rather ancient Fuji FinePix 2MP camera and started messing around with it until I eventually joined the photo-sharing website Flickr, and started doing the "100 Strangers" project in December 2007. I have always loved fashion and style, however, and moved into shooting street style images last year. I absolutely love photographing (and meeting) new people and street style photography gives me the excuse to do that every day!"
Where you'll find me at Fashion Week: "Just look for a stressed-out blonde, camera in one hand, large latte in the other hurtling between shows in London and Paris! After dark, I will probably be hunkered down at my computer, processing photos, with a lovely glass of 2007 Le Cent Cornas red wine within easy reach."
Weapon of choice: A Nikon D700