The world’s most fashionable women, who have the uncanny ability to turn the sidewalks into a runway and the streets like a red carpet are being spotlighted in a new book which showcases the most unique and stand-out styles of women around the world.
Photographer Giuseppe Santamaria has traveled across the globe in order to capture images of these women for his ‘street style journal’ Women In This Town, which shines a spotlight on the awesome fashion choices of everyday people.
Style snaps: Photographer Giuseppe Santamaria’s book Women In This Town captures street style from around the world, including in New York (left) and Madrid (right)
Non-famous fashion: He doesn’t stand outside fashion shows, but rather photographs every day women on the street in bustling cities like Madrid (right)
When most people hear the term ‘street style photographer’, they think of fashion week, where paparazzi snap away at the outrageously-dressed women attending designer shows.
Pictures of experimental fashion choices – think colorful fur, unexpected silhouettes, and impractically-high heels – come to mind.
But that’s not what Giuseppe is out to capture.
Rather than taking pictures of mis-matched designer ensembles, cartoonishly whimsical prints, and miniskirts worn in freezing temperatures, Giuseppe seeks out women who seem to reflect their personalities in their outfits.
Hold your head up: Giuseppe, who was born in Toronto, said it’s the confidence of women like this one (in Melbourne) that catches his eye
Age is just a number: He captures women both young and old, like these ladies in Tokyo
Presence: He said that women, like this one in New York, can dress in a way that ‘speaks volumes about who they are’
No city limits: He snaps away at women in London (left), Melbourne (center) and Tokyo (right)
‘I am looking to photograph the everyday woman whose dress sense is confident and speaks volumes about who they are,’ he said.
He finds these ladies around the world, in fashionable cities like New York, Paris, Tokyo, London, Madrid, and Melbourne.
But they’re certainly not all wearing pricey, or even particularly trendy, clothes.
In New York, he captured a young woman in a message tee, chunky flatforms, and a purple fur coat. In Sydney, he spotted an older woman in a pleated dress, chunky grandma sweater, and flower-topped hat. In Tokyo, it was a woman in red, wide-leg pants and loafers that grabbed his attention.
Individual: He isn’t focused on capturing the most ‘fashionable’ women, but rather those who have unique persona style
Mixing it up: Some women, like these two posing in Tokyo (left) and Paris (right) mix ‘trendy’ accents with more traditional pieces
Quiet confidence: Giuseppe said he notices the way people carry themselves when they think no one is looking, like these women in Paris (right) and Madrid (left)
‘The main thing that catches my eye when I’m out taking photos is confidence,’ he told Daily Mail Online. ‘It’s in how someone holds themselves when they think nobody is looking. If you got that, you’ll stand out on the street, even if you’re not trying to.’
In fact, he thinks staying clear of anything too trendy is the key to finding your own personal style.
‘Don’t follow the trends too much,’ he added. ‘If you do, have fun with them but add something unique to the look that expresses something about you. Keep it individual.’