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Choose Love: in New York

Little need be said about a shot like this one, that features off-duty models and street style photographers casually doing their thing in New York: the slogan tote does all the hard work in conveying a message. Choose Love.

Off duty attitude: Svea in New York

“Off duty model” is as much an attitude as a situational status. As least you can easily believe as much when looking at models like Svea Berlie who marry effortless cool with a model physique. Way to give a cropped shirt and denim cut-offs a bohemian edge: plenty of jewellery, headphones, and a long-linen cardigan worn off the shoulders.

Urban Zorro: off duty in Paris

Someone once left me a comment on a photo of this outfit that simply said: Flyest. Zorro. Ever. It stuck with me because, it’s face it, that’s a pretty cool compliment. That’s the power of a black sombrero cordobés; a wide-brimmed, Spanish style hat. The one worn by this model has the creased crown of a fedora and a chain band that makes it feel…

Wet, black and edgy: in Paris

An all-black outfit benefits from a mix of textures: sheer layered under opaque in layers of varying lengths, in this case. This off-duty model’s edgy wet look hairstyle added extra attitude. She was photographed during Paris couture week.

Wind-blown beauty: Daphne Velghe

In my archive somewhere is a whole series of photos of Daphne Velghe, taken on this windy day in New York and deserving of being turned into an animated gif. In them the wind sweeps past, picking her dress up with it, Daphne clutching at the floral folds of fabric and leaning forwards in beaming guffaws. She had the lightening reaction time to save her…

A touch of plaid: off duty in Milan

A simple, understated winter look can always benefit from a touch of plaid, whether it’s Burberry or Burberry-esque in classic beige and charcoal tones. Worn with a simple black bag and boots, this model was photographed after the Laura Biagiotti show in Milan.

Bette Franke after Cavalli

The most flawless mix of masculine and feminine, Bette Franke’s off duty model style mixes slouchy pants and loafers, boyish wet hair and masculine attitude, with her full lips and feminine peachy skin.

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