"I normally go into my conversations with a set of proven questions to ask, that I find will elicit a wide variety of anecdotes from people’s lives: happiest moment, saddest moment, things like that. But with people fleeing war, it is absolutely impossible to discuss anything beyond the present moment. Their circumstances are so overpowering, there is absolutely zero room in their minds for any other thoughts. The conversation immediately stalls, because any topic of conversation beyond their present despair seems grossly inappropriate. You realize that without physical security, no other layers of the human experience can exist."
—Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York photographer, who is currently on a 50 day trip with the United Nations that will cover 10 countries and circumnavigate the globe
Stanton, known for his blog Humans of New York is now blogging from Iraq, where the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is seizing territory and targeting religious minorities. Learn more about the conflict at Vox.
Said Stanton, who set off on August 7, “The point of the trip is not to ‘say’ anything about the world. But rather to visit some faraway places, and listen to as many people as possible.” Stanton is also raising awareness for the Millennium Development Goals (pictured above, learn more here), eight goals that all UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve by 2015.
I look forward to following Stanton as he captures and brings attention to human stories from around the world!
Since 1971, the Met Gala has been the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event. Some of the biggest names in arts, fashion, and entertainment flock to the exclusive gathering that raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Photographer Brandon Stanton, who has become quite well known for his intimate portraits of New Yorkers on Humans of New York, was invited by Vogue to document the glitzy gathering with his trademark, street-portrait style.
Accustomed to capturing the unique personalities of ordinary people going about their everyday lives, Stanton took the same approach to his celebrity portraits.
“I’m a believer in the ordinary person, that the ordinary person is just as important and has an equally unique perspective on the world as someone who is famous or perhaps more privileged,” he tells Vogue.
5 Fashion Must-Haves for a Bad Boy OOTD
When you’re going for a modern day James Dean look, that quintessential misunderstood bad boy style, what would you wear? While the bad boy look certainly has a lot to do with your own confidence and swagger, a few key pieces can really help give you that edgy vibe.
London-based AllSaints has just the right pieces for the bad boy style- with an added sophisticated twist. Check out the 5 bad boy style must-haves below:
1. Jacket: AllSaints Griffin Leather Biker Jacket
2. Tank: AllSaints Devlin Tank
3. Slim Jeans: AllSaints Setsu Iggy Jeans
4. Belt: AllSaints Void Belt
5. Boot: AllSaints District Boot
What other accessories or substitutes would you throw in for a bad boy style OOTD? Let us know!
Love the items above? See more AllSaints men’s fashion pieces on Wantering.
As an avid supporter of Toms’s “One for One" campaign (with every pair of eyewear purchased, the brand gives the gift of sight to a person in need), I, of course, had to see the newest Toms sunglasses while I was at Lollapalooza this year. My go-to shades are the black Lobambas, but the latest styles might find a home in my sunglass rotation come fall.
Charlie Rae Rose Crystal Gold ($139)
— Alex Reside, InStyle.com Photo Editor
A new season, a new 9W x InStyle shoe collection!
We fall hard every time our editor-designed footwear lands in stores or online. And the most recent limited edition capsule was no exception. Four InStyle editors stepped up their style game and came to work in their killer 9W x InStyle heels. From ladylike cool to offbeat prep, take a look at how they each styled their shoes. See the looks above and their outfit breakdowns below:
Judy Meepos (InStyle Editorial Assistant) in "Tessa" pumps
Tank: Isabel Marant Etoile (similar style)
Skirt: T by Alexander Wang (similar style)
Bracelets: Jawbone, Alexander Wang, Cartier, Hermes
Rings: Carbon and Hyde, Gorjana
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com
Despite my phobia of the sea, I love this beach.
Many happy memories here, and more to come I’m sure.
Such a pretty long-stemmed poppy bouquet!