Monday, May 23, 2011

Style Icon, Shail Upadhya

Saturday night I saw "Bill Cunningham New York".  If you are not familiar with that name, he documents street style and has a column in the New York Times, which you can see here. He's really amazing, not only for being 80ish years old and riding a bike on the mean streets of NYC, but because of his love/obsession with documenting street style.  This movie made me want to make a mad dash to to NYC to live and do some style searching and documenting.

Shail Upadhya was featured in the documentary showing off his amazing eccentric suits.  You can also see a short clip of Mr. Upadhya talking about his style at stylelikeu.

"Though he has always loved dressing up, his parents wanted him to have a “respectable” job, so he became a diplomat at the UN rather than following a creative pursuit...He has always been driven to put his own personality into his wardrobe...Shail is taking his self-expression to new heights by designing his own collection of clothes that are hand-painted, based on the designs of the grand masters like Miro, Kandinsky, and Picasso". 

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