What an amazingly beautiful spring day Prague gave us today. Of course, as Viv reminds me. "only Australia has a different labor day" so we were not really ready for the long weekend and how busy Prague would be becoming (though we are told, nothing on the high season). We only have a few days left here so I thought it was time we headed back up Petrin Hill to the Strahov Monastery, which is more-or-less where we saw this elegantly styled young woman. Some light layering and high key tones, perfect for the rather unpredictable European spring weather. Thank you Prague for a great stay. More Prague Street Fashion still to come.. Stay tuned.
Vivienne & I had just made it through the palace security check and I immediately saw two things, the beautiful colonnade of the Renaissance Belvedere Summer Palace & a young woman in the garden near the fountain with a 5x4 view camera photographing it. Now that's real photography! Though I didn't quite manage to grab a shot of her using the 5x4 Chloe was kind enough to let me grab a shot of her as she was rushing back to college with her assignment. Assignment, wow, photographing a summer place instead of the now demolished Queensland Collage of Art building, the old concrete bunker.. now would have been something. So here's Chloe & dare I say it, exhibiting exquisite photography student style, and it seems like only yesterday I was a photography student too.
Getting lost in Prague certainly has its benefits. A couple of days after arriving, Vivienne and I were happily lost and wandering the streets of the old town, starting to feel the cold a bit when we suddenly noticed this brightly lit, small art gallery right before us on a tinny back street behind a beautiful stone church wall. Well one of the things I most wanted to do in Prague that was also one I least expected would happen; to attend an art opening in the Czech capital to see and experience how the Czechs do it! The gallery, Galerie Havelka run by the lovely Jitka Grígerová Sochorová is a project space with weekly shows, we had just missed one opening but there was to be another the following Tuesday, we were in luck! So here we are at the opening night for Tomáš Vaněk's LEGENDA GR2; a very contemporary installation work which as you can see was very well attended and On NOW in PRAGUE.
Tomáš Vaněk (left) LEGENDA GR2 at Galerie Havelka, Prague.
A huge thank you to Jitka at Galerie Havelka for our invitation to Tomas's show.
Well that is probably a terrible Google translation for men's blue suit. But it's my very first direct approach shot, "Ahoy, can I take your photo for Street Fashion Sydney" (I point at camera). Understanding and confusion and a yes "Ano." Three frames and we are done. Love that blues suit but of course it was the orange sunglasses and the retro shoulder bag that really caught my eye. Genuine Czech men's style coming right at you from Malá Strana or Little Quarter which seems a great spot for fashion spotting.. Fingers crossed for more great Prague style. I wonder if that was his bike parked around the corner too.
Whoa; well now you may have some idea as to why Street Fashion Sydney (SFS) has been so quiet of late, yes "Toto we're not in Kansas anymore.." and indeed nor Sydney; as the title suggests I am in Prague, Central Europe, the Czech Republic, on assignment for White Caviar Life. We have been shooting everyday but I have also been out and about with the camera thinking about street fashion, but as an Aussie with zero euro language skills, the idea of grabing street shots has been, well a bit of a challenge. So thanks Patricia and your beautiful boys for the first of the Street Fashion Sydney - Prague Editions. Stay tuned as I have also been working the art trails so more good things from Prague to come.
Patricia & her Poemrainians.
Petřín Park, a beautiful orchard garden on a very steep hill.