Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Emerald: Street Fashion

Images by Prutha Raithatha

The people I find most interesting to shoot for their fashion are people who have a somewhat original point of view that is only their own and no one else's. I see a lot of street fashion blogs with a lot of very beautiful people wearing expensive beautiful clothes and shoes, but more than half of them i find dull and not original or even remotely creative. I can see that outfit put together in any J.Crew catalogue so I wonder why it needs to be documented in a form of a blog if its so generic. But I shall not dwell on that anymore. I am glad I find the craziest, most creative people on the streets. They inspire me to push myself and step out of my comfort zone. I am sure Lady Gaga will approve ;-)

Emerald is definitely one of those people. Her raw layered outfit is just what I mean by a personal sense of individual trend-free style. She shredded that long thrifted Kenneth Cole Dress her self and FYI she bought that dress for only 50 cents. Love the cardigan on it with one long sleeve and the other a tank. The Lace circle scarf + foxhead+ chains she put together were all found in trash and hence FREE!! She cut her own hair and there is really no limit to how much she inspires me. Love the ram skull ring and the skull bead bracelets. 
You can check out her cool blog at Le Reclus Noir Nu.
Peace out Lovers!!


  1. I quite agree with your viewpoint of deriving inspiration from people who take it up one, no, lots of notches. However, it's all about comfort at the end I guess. You know, for example, I may be inspired by Emerald and do a little bit of shredding in one or two of my t-shirts or something but I wouldn't be 'personally' either comfortable or 'be able to pull off' what Emerald has done so well. So I think people just document their own styles, which may inspire some others who are like them so then it all balances out you know! :)

    Anyhow, I wish I had good camera skills because Austin's got a bunch of weird styles that would look so good if they end up on your blog! :)

  2. Wow! Her raw creativity and confidence are definitely inspiring.

  3. completely agree with you! i respect and admire those that take risks and develop their own individual style. love how she's layered this look and that ring is amazing!

  4. Great hair and fabulous style. xxx

  5. I like what you wrote, sometimes I wish I was more creative...on the other hand, I'm comfortable with what I wear and like it:)

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  7. could not agree more with you prutha! a super original sense of style acts magnetic for me too. its instant attraction! you have a very cool eye...

  8. I think it's a valiant effort.
    For some reason, she reminds me a little of Bow Wow Wow, gosh I haven't thought of that band in years.

  9. LOVE that ring - love when u find inspiration from strangers - PERFECT-O

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  10. Couldn't agree with you more!:) Fashion extends way beyond the perfect designer looks for me! And hey, I know for sure Lady Gaga would approve of this look :)

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  11. Youre quite right. I agree with most of those things. I guess in a way everything is relative, but it is really hard not to pity some of the bloggers of today. They have no idea what real originality is about. Not that im an expert, but i think its about not trying too hard, about exploring and feeling good about yourself.I like your blog by the way.

  12. Beauty pics. And that hair cut... really original! Thanks for coming to my blog

  13. Thank you & I love the originality of your hair

    I am also seeing if you see the next New


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  15. You didnt have to ask me to follow you, cz I already to read you blog on a regular basis Prutha. Just have never commented. :)

    Love your sense of dressing. Snazzy!

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is really very interesting Prutha! I'll be the first to admit I am no fashionista by any stretch of the imagination....I don't follow any trends, I'd live in a T shirt and jeans all the time if I could!! Hmmm..maybe that does make me a fashionista???? Anyways......nice pics. Very edgy and stylish!

  17. The girl has got panache! Adore her ring!

    Love Grace.

    PS. You have a fabulous blog my dear!

  18. I love her jewelry, and her hair is amazing! Can't believe she cuts it herself; that cut looks like it takes talent! You have an awesome blog, by the way! ;)

  19. The bracelet looks like little skulls? So subtle, I like it! Also, such interesting choice of fabric.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts. Sure I will follow you, feel free to do the same here ;)

    Roasting marshmallows,

  20. she sounds and looks amazing :) i am so in awe of people who can make and thrift all their own clothes and look great.
    x x x

  21. I agree, individual style is always awesome and inspirational!



  22. That is such a great outfit, really unique. Loving her hair, also. :)SarahD

  23. LOVE the skull ring.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)

    <3, natasha
    twenty-something blog

  24. This girl got style!
    Very unique!

  25. She's carried it of pretty well , other wise this can have such a "home less person" effect :) I like her hair as well

  26. You're so right, and what I love about this girl is how incredibly unique she looks, and would be a stand out in the crowd. Her hair by the way, FIERCE!

  27. fabulous!! and the ring waaaaaaaaah :p


    hope to see you again soon :)



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