SxSW Street Style, 2012

Well, that was a good time. Fortunately, I was awake for all 168 hours of it. I could only stay for a couple days of music, but that’s when all the cute outfits came out. Like this:

I met this girl at the Spotify House where she was rocking red platform pumps that matched her Sally Jesse glasses. You can’t see the full force of her will because her heels are sinking into the grass, but I assure you it was bravery in action. I would be physically unable to do this at a show, let alone a festival, but she was utterly upright and poised. Pow.

A closer look at her useful saddle bag. The button reads, “It’s okay to be gay!” Thanks, button.

And this updated spit-curl thing? Yes, girl. So retro, but much cleaner pulled off the face.

Polka! Dot! Jumper! You know how sometimes someone’s outfit just ups the odds that you’d be friends? She said she chose polka dots because she figured everyone else would be wearing stripes.

Her glasses are gingham check, and her friend made the key necklace. After I took her photo she tried to pull me onto the dance floor by my elbow.

I think next year I’ll go all out on the street style photos, there was so much good stuff. I’m still bummed I didn’t photograph the guy in the tomato red pants at the Fader Fort. Sir, you broke my heart.

Tomorrow let’s meet back here to discuss Kimbra’s Beetlejuice pants:


8 thoughts on “SxSW Street Style, 2012

  1. I had those pants! And they had feet! But they were definitely pants, not tights! Oh, was I the coolest sixth-grader…


  2. I am 99% sure that the key on that necklace is from an old-fashioned (but possibly still-being-made) German Schrank – something like this: .

    When we lived in Germany when my father was in the military, they bought a six-section Schrank; you can separate it into three separate standing units, and each of the standing units separates top from bottom. There are a few open areas for display of knick-knacks and one for a television, but the rest have either drawers, or doors fitted with locks. The keys to those locks looks identical to her necklace.

    My parents never bothered locking the doors once my brother and I were old enough not to, you know, try to float all the family picture albums in the bathtub or whatever. Since the keys weren’t being used, I asked if I could have one of them to use as a… keychain! It’s quite nifty, and I’ve had fun over the years making up inventive answers to the many people who spot it and ask, “What is THAT key for?” (My favorite: I responded in as Hannibal-Lecter-ish a voice as I could manage, “The dungeon where I keep my victims.” The lady took off almost at a full run, leaving me hollering after her, “I’m KIDDING!” She didn’t stop, though.)


  3. Simply want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s