Saturday, 7 April 2012

How to get Street Styled Snapped


As Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Australia looms ever so closer, I thought I would take a moment to discuss the critically important question on the minds of every fashionista, “How do I get street styled snapped?

With so many street style blogs out there, I am often left confused and dumbfounded when stylish people with obnoxiously large cameras bigger than their heads don’t run after me requesting to take my photo. After many hours wasted wandering the city in the hopes of appearing on a street style blog, I have decided to examine the factors to help my chances of appearing on the interwebs. Factors that don’t include me being naked...


The Phone

The mobile phone is an important tool in your quest to street style stardom. I have no idea why it seems to be such an aphrodisiac for camera wielding people but it's seems to work. Phones to style snappers are like shit to flies. Maybe its because it signals that you’re busy which is obviously the perfect time to take a picture, or maybe they are being sponsored by Apple, who knows. Also it’s important to have the phone near the vicinity of your face or the photographer will just crop it out, brutal I know.




The Car

Getting out of your car, getting into your car, or just being surrounded by cars seems to be a sure way to get your picture snapped up this fashion week. This is probably due to the comical nature of girls in ankle breaking shoes trying to manoeuvre around cars without falling and being run over. Or that its an ample opportunity to take an unflattering photo of you as you struggle to get out of the car. I wonder though, if you get extra brownie points for being photographed in front of a Mercedez Benz.


Crossing the Road

If playing life or death travelling between cars isn’t your cup of tea, you could try the safe boring option of crossing the road at a zebra crossing. But let me tell you, fashion isn’t about playing safe. Even so, this seems to be another favourite with the photographers, probably due to the fact that it is reminisce of the Beatles Abbey Road album cover. To up your chances, wear something bright, colourful or downright weird amongst a sea of commoners. That will definitely get their attention.


The Posse

Being in a posse is a good way of getting a full outfit shot. It also adds a multiplier effect on your chic-ness, kinda like The Cheerleader Effect. I mean, if you're surrounded by beautiful people, it must mean you're beautiful too? Plus it makes you look like you're in a haute couture gang, and everyone knows you don't fuck with gangs.


But now if none of these options help in your quest to being street style snapped, maybe you should just reconsider if being glorified online as the epitome of working it is right for you. Or if you are really determined, try a combination of the listed factors simultaneously!

Girl on phone next to car? Brilliant!
Look it’s a posse on the zebra crossing! Quick! I must take their photo
So hopefully you have now learnt the secret art to being photographed by street style bloggers and have found yourself on a multitude of sites on the internet. Now I've also included some pictures of Anna Dello Russo working my tips!


Photos from STREETFSN and JAK & JIL

43 comments:

  1. wow! great post *-*
    these pics are awesome!

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  2. haha! if all else fails just wear something eccentric and have really nice hair

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  3. haha great post, it was really entertaining to read :)
    xx

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  4. such a nice post! :)

    http://rebellishoes.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love this tongue-in-cheek take on street style photography hahaha

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  6. This is a really wonderful and comical post. I loved it! Let us know if it works with you! :P


    xo Joana

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  7. Or you could just be a model. That always works. x

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  8. Haha very cool post I liked it, but darn it I love that first leather jacket: I'm busy, you're ugly, have a nice day =) Spot on, haha.

    All<3Lola

    www.fashionrecession.blogspot.com

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  9. So tongue in cheek. Enjoyed the article!

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  10. Great choice and great post!!!

    xx alex

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  11. I love Fashion Week Street Style, so inspiring looks!
    I really like your post, great concept and selection of shoots!

    xx

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  12. Haha, this post is awesome! :) Really good tips! ;p
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog! <3 I've followed you :)

    xoxo

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  13. You are hilarious! I do the phone all damn day and I am still not getting snapped up. Gotta try posing by the car now and see if my chances improve HAHAHA. I hope you get snapped and you look adorable!

    FAKE EMPIRE

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  14. hhaah this is such a fun read
    I went to my first fashion week last month and it's funny how naturally some of these come... didn't realize I was doing anything hahaha

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  15. lol, great post!
    http://leopardandsalmon.blogspot.com/

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  16. love this post- very true. So is wearing a bright and colourful outfit that shocks :D
    See you at fashion week
    xx

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  17. Thank you so much! I really love this post! Maybe you'd like to follow each other? :)
    xxx
    fashionstiletto.blogspot.com

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  18. I really enjoyed this post! Your blog is so nice! Btw, thank you for your comment! Would you like to follow each other?

    xx
    Out Of The Box

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  19. yeah, you're right!
    love the style of your header.

    xx

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  20. This post actually made my day. Especially the posse on a zebra crossing. You are pure genius!

    x Stace
    tee+fame

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  21. This post is too fun! Love your advice! Too cute!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  22. i really like this post! love the tips and i love street style pictures :)

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  23. Haha this post is excellent. Very smart!

    from L U A R

    x

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  24. Playing with your mobile phone definitely works every time! Also: look busy. Play with your show invites, look in your bag, anything to make it look like you couldn't care less who's taking your picture. Just make sure you did on a crossing surrounded by people dressed exactly like you somewhere near Tommy Ton or Scot.

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  25. you have a great blog. love the photos!
    xo

    sarah.

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  26. So fucking true. Hilarious. Will remember these tips next time I go to Paris fashion week ;)

    xx

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  27. hilar. challenge accepted!

    awesome blogg

    x

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  28. Hilarious. I loved this. So true!!

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  29. I loved this post! And I'm so following you on GFC now, your blog rocks!

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  30. HA! Love this. And thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog... love to find blogs I've never seen before and now I have yours to read!

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  31. hahhaha,loving first picture,best jacket ever!

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  32. This post is so amazing! Love Fashion week time!! Thanks for visiting my blog, following :) xx

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  33. Thanks to comment in my Taylor M post!
    Yes, shes totally kick ass singing!
    I really like your blog, im following it :)
    Have great week!

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  34. really love this post!!It has inspired me <3

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  35. wow one of the best posts i've seen on the blogosphere in a while! You should enter it into the 'links a la mode' comp at heartifb.com

    such an entertaining read! I'm heading up from Melbourne to MBFWA so you will be able to find me stationed in the middle of the road holding my mobile in a bright ensemble!
    definitely following you and can't wait to read more posts like this! x

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  36. totally loves this picture!
    great inspiration!
    love your shirt! look amazing!!
    cute blog! i'm following you by google friends box hope you'll do the same ONLY if' you'll like mine!
    sweet italian kisses

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  37. bahaha you have the greatest sense of humor. I love this post. thanks for making me laugh.

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  38. You are so funny! Why don't you have your own tv show or something?! :)

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