We know what you’re thinking… another site that tells me I need to wear this to look like that. I need to don the Celine boots with the conversation skirt if I want to get into this club or that restaurant. FUCK THAT. We believe there’s more to the [wo]man than the clothes. Our style is cultivated by the time we’ve spent on this planet. The music we’ve listened to, the memories we’ve made and the books we’ve read.
In this ongoing series, photographer Ashley Jahncke hits the streets this world over and adds her own panache and literature to the everyday sartorialist.
To get this look read Go Now, by Richard Hell
It’s great to be anywhere as a writer. It saves you from implication in the ugliness of the place and justifies your being there. You can spend all day jerking off as long as you describe it well.
To get this look read Dear Sandy, by Ted Berrigan
I write because I feel like it. It makes me feel like it. It makes me feel—no not “good” or “bad” but—alive. It makes me feel as I feel when I see the sun in the morning, or hit a home run, or something. It does not take away pain or give pain.
To get this look read The Vally of The Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann
Love shouldn’t make a beggar of one. I wouldn’t want love if I had to beg for it, to barter or qualify it. And I should despise it if anyone ever begged for my love. Love is something that must be given — it can’t be bought with words or pity, or even reason.