Street Peeper Picks: Julia Frakes of Paper Magazine: Wednesday, July 1st 2009

Our next set of Street Peeper picks comes from the lovely Julia Frakes, blogger turned fashion writer for Paper Magazine. Plucked from the Pennsylvanian hinterland by David & Kim who recognized the talent behind fashion blog Bunny Bisous, Julia soon became a favorite of all the street-style photographers at New York and Paris fashion weeks. She's huge in Japan! A devoted vegan and tea-drinker (we shared a pot at a Colette tea party once, though mine was spiked with gin...) and one of the genuinely nicest people I know, Julia was kind enough to share her favorite photos. Thanks Julia!

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LEFT: Paisley, polka-dots and plaid? As an earnest Woody Allen fan, it's no wonder that I'm head-over-heels for her zany modern-day take on Annie Hall's signature menswear-tinged aesthetic! This intricately layered, flawlessly accessorized ensemble is at perfect balance: the hard-core matching grommets and metalwork (on dusty rose vest, skinny Western belt, rustic hardy boots) are consummately juxtaposed against the decidedly dainty ankle socks and ladylike pleated pants.
RIGHT: I'm dazzled by Alfhild's distinct take on such iconic, patently-Prada pants (S/S 2008). With her Peter Pan collar, Peggy Guggenheim glasses, and peek-a-boo belt, she rather magically managed to transform such distinctly off-the-runway Art Nouveau-cum-Biba bell bottoms from an ethereal, instantly recognizable "Fallen Angels" impracticality into a striking base for a warm outfit of the quirkiest proportions. Check mate!

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LEFT: I'm supremely smitten with her endearing sense of wit – olde-worlde Victorian boots, handmade floral shorts, an umbrella necklace, and a timeless Chanel tote – all rather legendarily capped off with a hefty bear hat from Paddy's Markets! Majorly prolific in her fairy-tale irony.
RIGHT: Yoon's innate sense of transparency and perceptive proficiency of textures is something to be envied. Her command of the subtleties of both coloration and fabrication is sublimely cultivated – the silk Chloé top's girlish frills lend an air of innocence to an otherwise slinky set of separates (daring desert sand fishnets atop charming beige bloomers). Her 'fro and friend are rocking to boot!

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LEFT: Gloria Baume's composition here is most in keeping with the mode in which I personally dress on a day-to-day basis. I especially admire her fresh, offbeat mingling of textiles – the immaculate melding of a brawny plaid button-down blouse with Miuccia's magnificently regal Miu Miu brocade skirt is further accentuated by twee floral socks, Marc's sought-after carnelian boots, and a scarlet Chloé bag (all of expertly coordinating tones). Indispensable thermal leggings, a quintessential bole belt, and a simple staple denim jacket serve as the perfect foils to an otherwise intricate ensemble.
RIGHT: Oh golly, Miss Molly! Isn't she utterly delightful from head to toe? Donning mightily versatile togs, she puts her best foot forward in spunky cerise shoes and Isabelline socks. A nonpareil pair of Yale blue high-wasted jeans and a fundamentally unfussy grey single-breasted top coat aptly set off a vibrant blouse abloom with charisma and derring-do. Topped off by enchanting tortoiseshell spectacles and a cutesy purse charm... her magnetism is irresistible!

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LEFT: Talk about moxielicious! Layering for the elements has proven to be anything but a personality impediment for this lovably madcap sprite. A cozy cyan Faroese lace shawl swathes a billowing, puffy parka in a Peter Pilotto-esque pattern. Her pixie persona is played up by elfin pointed mary-janes, a braided hairpiece à la Natasha Kahn, and fetchingly flecked cheeks (not entirely unlike Shirley Temple or Joanna Newsom). One can only wonder what treasures lie tucked inside her winsome white Western pouch and shopping bag ostensibly burstling with freshly ferreted-out vintage finds! RIGHT: With a perspicacious eye for concomitantly eccentric and posh pieces, Ronx is indubitably the crackerjack color coordinator. The fiercest of felt coats serves as the focal point of her swank regalia boasting hues that harmonize to the hilt. Her shirt and sherbet tartan coat's superficially at-odds plaids in sooth compliment each other inimitably; set off by veritably matching azure sunglasses, sack, and stovepipe jeans... as per usual, Ronx is right on the money.

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HIM: Tomo's winning getup relies almost exclusively on the sparkling wit of bit details. An unpretentious yet fastidiously-crafted white Lad Musician shirt is a relaxed relief from his proper suspenders and form-fitting, charmingly cuffed April 77 jeans. My heart set a'flutter upon perceiving his playful collocation of straightforward black and white shades (checkerboard socks, striking CA4LA bowler hat, tidy lace-ups) against a markedly quirky Palos Verdes Blue butterfly necklace and an old school camera bag (in the most literal of terms). HER: I don't think it is actually possible not to have a ball whooping it up in this crackerjack ensemble! I'm rather bright-eyed and bushy-bunnytailed for her jaunty Jean-Charles de Castelbajac top flanked by the blithest of smiley face epaulets! Her exuberant more-is-more approach is positively enlivening – spotlighted by necklaces aplenty (an ebullient Trojan Horse to the fore), a fanciful diagonally-striped sequined skirt fit for Studio 54, and crazy-cool contrast-leg B&W tights. Nonetheless the opulent razzamatazz is refreshingly offset by a manifestly easy-breezy Mia Farrow pixie coif, no-frills Repetto Zizi Femme lace-ups, and a carefree attitude (sans makeup). This is one cute lassie with whom anyone would want to hit the town!

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Sun, 07/05/2009

wonderful commentry and excellent selection of outfits!

Fri, 07/17/2009

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Mon, 07/27/2009

that's awesome !!

Fri, 07/31/2009

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Thu, 09/03/2009

i love elizabeth, the last girl featured here..

Wed, 09/30/2009

Love the commentary and the selection! Especially digging the sequined Studio 54 skirt.

Sun, 10/11/2009

hahaha! i'm happy to see colorful tights are still on, i was starting to think i'd have to get rid of my last year's tight collection, i haven't seen many on the magazines...i love your shoots!

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Thu, 11/19/2009
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Tue, 12/01/2009

Those outfit was really great. It really shows the current trend on mens and womens fashion. Those photos are really great.

Sat, 01/30/2010

These are some great outfits. You can tell the difference in quality compared to other cheaper designers. I can see alot of talent here. I run a personal loans company and I love to go to fashion shows in my spare time. Its good fun.

Reggie Larsion
Thu, 02/11/2010

these outfits are total insanity

Sat, 02/27/2010

Those are some pretty crazy outfits! Most people would need a workout program like Brazil Butt Lift to fit into those clothes.

Fri, 03/05/2010

Amazing cloths but still seen in the world of Indian fashion

Sat, 03/13/2010

She is looking pretty so that all media persons are trying to capture her in camera.seo uk

James Smith
Fri, 03/26/2010

Julia is a popular and lovely fashion contributor to PAPER Magazine and that's nice street peeper picks. I love Julia Frakes. She doesn't seem to care about the trends and stick to her own style. I am happy to find this collection. Thanks for sharing. model ships

Mon, 03/29/2010

Boy, I don't know about some of those. What about the one on the right, near the top with the two girls... one of them looks like she's dressed in aluminum foil or some space outfit! sign company

Fri, 04/09/2010

I love the looks you've picked! I adore the floral shorts, the lady in the grey coat and that gigantic scarf! xx .i think the way she placed everything together is perfect. i love looks such as these that are unique, unpredictable, yet stylish:)
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Sat, 05/22/2010

the pure insanity of these out fits drives me crazy. In SUCH a good way.

Wed, 06/09/2010

I've always liked streetpeeper! And the girl with the large handkerchief was my inspiration every day during the winter of 1907-2008!
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Thu, 07/15/2010

these clothes remind me of Harajuku in Tokyo, very crazy style p90x workout

Fri, 08/13/2010

I love Julia Frakes. She doesn't seem to care about the trends and stick to her own style. Internet Hosting save fuel Electronic Cigarette tava tea error fix

Wed, 10/27/2010

I just want to say that Elizabet is beautiful! Cheers! Mark from Find Man and Van

Fri, 10/29/2010

Julia Frakes is Manhattan’s living and breathing Cinderella. Except that she never really dressed in rags! Growing up in the countryside of Pennsylvania, her debt solutions for haute couture and all things fashion kept her eyes wide.

Wed, 11/17/2010

Frankly I feel these outfits are insane. I doubt I could get away with any of them. But I do appreciate the share, thanks

Donita Holin
Mon, 11/22/2010

Very lovely photos. Julia Frakes is a lovely person and she's kind. I'm kinds like this person and that is why I stop my essay writing just to read this article. I got into this post about Julia Frakes because I'm looking for some resources about my fashion essay.

Sun, 11/28/2010

Great photos, that girl really needs her photo taken and put on something spectacular, ya know Bear Spray?

Wed, 12/15/2010

Lovely clothes, this artist has good taste on combinating different styles and colours, I loved this ethnic mix with the models, congratulations for the magazine, an awesome work. Sincerely Programas.

Sun, 12/19/2010

Some of those women are absolutely beautiful. Their fashion sense is quite unique - they embody the modern, empowered woman we see so often nowadays. I'm so proud of them! Best Wishes, Sarah from chainsaws for sale

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Sat, 12/25/2010

A cozy cyan Faroese lace shawl swathes a billowing, puffy parka in a Peter Pilotto-esque pattern. Her pixie persona is played up by elfin pointed mary-janes; a braided hairpiece à la Natasha Kahn, and fetchingly flecked cheeks.Bankruptcy Laws

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