As I predicted, it's getting harder to update this thing regularly as the semester progresses. It's particularly hard to get a critical mass of photos in a short amount of time, meaning that the first person I photograph in a week has to wait several days before seeing their pic online. I may start using "running posts", uploading photos as I take them. And/or taking more photos of myself, since it's easier to set up a tripod than to troll the streets, find someone who's dressed cool but not in a hurry, and work up the courage to approach them.
In any case, first up is Alise (pronounced ah-LEES), one of those folks who stands out in the workaday bustle of a public place because her outfit is made of awesome.
Next up is Quincy, an art student at UI. Although this particular outfit is as crisp and dramatic as a magazine ad, she gets her chic from the most humble and accessible of sources. She trolls thrift stores, has clothing swaps with friends, and "dress[es] like the people I love."
Finally, I too had fun with tights this week--or, more precisely, leggings. I've had a couple pairs of leggings around for awhile, but few tunics or skirts to go with them. So I recently splurged on said tunics and skirts, and spent this past week wearing them aggressively, to convince myself I hadn't wasted my money. (Funny how buying one article of clothing to match another has a snowball effect . . . that's why I prefer versatile pieces.) Unfortunately, I photographed only one of the outfits: