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Alexis MabillE Couture winter 2017

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - November 17, 2017

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

Alexis Mabille Fall Winter 2017 Couture Fashion Show Paris

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PFW Street Style Palais de Tokyo

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - November 13, 2017

As you can see more street style from Paris Fashion Week. Yes, I took a lot of photos—hundreds and may even be over a thousand

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As you can see more street style from Paris Fashion Week. Yes, I took a lot of photos—hundreds and may even be over a thousand. Which is quite a bit to edit, and I am going to be opening Christmas presents before they are all posted. Well, maybe more like Thanksgiving.

These we shot outside the Lemarie show I believe, though it is all starting to run together in my head. But I did shoot outside the Lemarie show as well as Aalto and Rick Owens. There were so many well clad Parisians to shoot, the biggest problem was getting around all the photogs. Not the easiest of feats sometimes but I must most of them are quite polite. I hope enjoy this round and needless to say—yes, there is more to come.

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Paris Trip Vlog One and a day at Versailles

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - November 6, 2017

Here is my first video/vlog on my trip to Paris. In this video I share a tour of the brilliant flat I stayed in when visiting Paris. I stayed in a wonderful neighborhood called Boulogne Billancourt, which is considered a “suburb” but it is not a suburb in the American idea of it. This neighborhood is ten minutes from the city center. It is more like Brooklyn and I like to call it the Park Slope of Paris.

 I have never ridden a motorcycle before and it was quite the experience

I also share my trip to Versailles. Which I traveled to from Paris on a motorcycle. I have never ridden a motorcycle before and it was quite the experience. Just note, even as a passenger you are not just passively sitting there, you have to work to stay on the motorcycle. We took the long route as it is more scenic. And it was both exciting and scary! And read below for further technical information and the problem of “judder”.


You will notice a lot of judder in the video, at first I was not sure why. This happens when the frame rates do not match. So if the video is captured at 23.97 FPS then when you export the video it should also be exported at 23.97 FPS. It also happens when you shoot at 23.97 or 29.97 and slow it down in post. This is because when you “slow down” a video you are really adding more frames, and if the frames are not there on the original footage then the software has to compensate and you end up with a choppy video.

Well I have my camera settings set to 23.97 and I did not change this. I am using the G7X and I like to shoot in 23.97 as it is more cinematic looking. However everything I shot in Paris was shot in 29.97. I did not know why—at first. Then I figured out why—it was because when shooting I did not have the camera “set to” or have the dial on “video.” I had changed this to take some still photos and had not switched it back to video. I then started shooting video, which the G7X allowed me to do, even though the dial was not set to video.

I had no idea you could shoot video when not in video mode. So I discovered that when you shoot video on any other mode besides video it automatically defaults to 29.97. So I then downloaded and edited the film and exported at 23.97 and there is noticeable judder/ choppiness to pans. So I then tried exporting it at 29.97 and the judder was actually much worse. I thought that if I matched how it was shot it would resolve this problem. It did not. The judder was noticeable when exported at 23.97, and even MORE noticeable at 29.97. even though the frame rates matched. I was confused.

I then looked closely at the original footage and realized that you can could even see some judder on the original footage—that is footage downloaded from the camera and viewed in Quick Time pre-edting. And this not just shakiness from me moving the camera but choppy pans, or pans that are not smooth.

So I now believe that the judder could be inherent because my camera was set to 23.97, but the footage was shot in 29.97. So the frame rates did not match when shooting. When I switched off video (not intentionally) and shot in 29.97 if I had gone in first and changed the camera settings to 29.97 so it matched what I was shooting at,  I believe I would not have had judder.  And I think it is this discrepancy with the frame rates when shooting that could be the cause of the judder.

Figuring this out took a lot of trial and error and problem solving on my part. There was no information on You Tube on this specific problem. I wanted to share this with you as the G7 is a very popular vlogging camera and I could see this easily happening to someone else.

 

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J&M DAVIDSON SS2018 FOR LOOKBOOK FRIDAY

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - November 3, 2017

Today for Lookbook Friday we are looking at some pieces from J&M Davidson’s SS2018 line. A British company originally know for hand bags and belts they now make women’s ready-to-wear

Today for Lookbook Friday we are looking at some pieces from J&M Davidson’s SS2018 line. A British company originally know for hand bags and belts they now make women’s ready-to-wear and are a much sought after brand in the UK with additional stores in Japan. Founded by husband wife John and Monique Davidson in 1984, the London based retailer is success story born out of love, talent and an unwavering desire to create unique pieces inspired by the couples travels across the globe.

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The spring line for 2018 is inspired minimalism with semi-masculine silhouettes of dropped waists, A-Line tops, kimono jackets and over-sized suits. It is also peppered with more feminine pieces reflected in the broomstick peasant dresses and softly embroidered floral tone on tone patterned textiles. The bags are smart and modern, and keep to the minimalist aesthetic with the occasional embellishment to add just the right amount of interest to balance the keen sense of the unadorned that is the heart of this collection.

Be sure to head over to their site J&MDavidson.com, you will find many pieces to tempt you in to investing in a quality garment or two…

 

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PFW Street Style Aalto ss2018

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - October 30, 2017

Here is the next installment from my series on PFW street style. I shot this outside the Palais de Tokyo before and after the Aalto show

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Here is the next installment from my series on PFW street style. I shot this outside the Palais de Tokyo before and after the Aalto show. I also shot outside the LeMaire and Rick Owens shows as well. I will be posting the photos in installments. There is something special about Paris Fashion Week, perhaps it is the old warm charm and beauty of the city of Paris itself. Or maybe it is the sense of adventure, not sure but for some reason I enjoy shooting street style here even more then I do in New York.

I hope you enjoy my snaps, there are lots of trends to love: from suits to leisure wear, to embroidered frocks, to camouflage to distressed denim, animal print and plaid. I hope you are as inspired by Paris style as I was shooting it. And don’t worry there is more to come. And the two lovely fashion gazelles above are twin bloggers known as DesJen. Be sure to check them out and Au Revoir for now…

Images owned by ALLIE NYC©, please do not use without permission and or crediting/linking back to allienyc.com

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Style Mafia Fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - October 20, 2017

With a strong emphasis on the “statement piece” it should come as no surprise that the fashion label Style Mafia was founded by a blogger. Found in 2013 by Simonett Pereira

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With a strong emphasis on the “statement piece” it should come as no surprise that the fashion label Style Mafia was founded by a blogger. Found in 2013 by Simonett Pereira a former fashion blogger, Pereira sought to bring the high fashion aesthetic seen on the runways to the everyday girl. Or, luxury at an affordable price point. One can certainly see the “influencer” influence in the this lineup and in the brand itself.

For pre-fall the focus is all about the ruffle. From dresses to tops to bottoms and even a suit, it is all about the ruffle. Asymmetry also plays a role and adds to edgy kinetic vibe in the collection. With solids taking center stage and prints being kept to a minimum the spotlight is on the silhouette.

an influencer dream scape to be sure

And this is reflected brilliantly in the asymmetrical high-low ruffle bottomed dresses. You will also find two-toned flared trousers, a cropped “corset” in mustard and pin stripes, an over the top bridal like strapless top and repurposed blouses. An influencer dream scape to be sure. It will be interesting to see how this brand evolves, with it’s roots in the streets, where will it lead?

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nyfw street style ss2018

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - October 18, 2017

Finally getting to share some of my street style snaps from NYFW. I didn’t shoot as much street style in New York

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Finally getting to share some of my street style snaps from NYFW. I didn’t shoot as much street style in New York as I did in Paris as I shot more of the shows themselves and I was working,  but I did manage snap a few pix, I hope to shoot more next season if it is not too cold.

I shot most of these photos outside the shows I attended. You will see a few familiar faces Elle from The Elle Diaries and Catt Sadler of E News!. I find I really enjoy shooting street style and shooting in general. And I am looking to start a separate photography website and even have a named picked out which I will share with you some time in the future.  Though I can fill you in a bit, the name is the French version of “I flaunt”. I like the would flaunt or flaunting, but it is already in use as there is a Flaunt magazine. So I went with the French version. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my snaps and there is still plenty more to come from Paris Fashion Week so stay tuned.

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PFW JOURNE SS2018 street style in PARIS

Street Style Photography - alimackin@gmail.com - October 9, 2017

I am back from Paris and wiped out. Fashion Week kicked my ass. Between the shows here in New York and all the street shooting

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I am back from Paris and wiped out. Fashion Week kicked my ass. Between the shows here in New York and all the street shooting I did in Paris I think I must have shot about three to four thousand photos. Add in jet leg, a lack of sleep and walking six hours a day—well you can just imagine. In fact I was so tired I missed my flight back—I thought I was on the 1:30 PM flight when in fact I was booked for the 11:00 am flight.

 I had a great time shooting, and even though by the end I was exhausted and lost weight I can’t wait for next year

Yeah, that was great. I had to book a hotel near the air port for the night. I used this time to decompress and just laid in bed all day and night and watched movies. But it was a three hundred dollar mistake. I won’t be doing that again.

Here is the first show I shot for street style. I shot this on Avenue De New York, so appropriate. This was outside the Journe SS2018 show. I hope you enjoy my snaps. I had a great time shooting, and even though by the end I was exhausted and had lost weight I can’t wait for next year. I love shooting! And who knows, maybe one day I will think about putting them up on photo stock site. A few extra bucks couldn’t hurt.

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Opening Ceremony pre-fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - September 1, 2017

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A dressed up minimalism if you will

With it’s quirky left of center aesthetic and over-sized details and mixed hemmed layers this collection is a folksy collage of relaxed grace. No hard lines or body con silhouettes, but instead a vaguely old world approach to the idea of the female form. A dressed up minimalism if you will. Checks and stripes play nicely together with an occasional appearance of a tiled inspired geometric print. With it’s intentional mixing of cultures and defiant expression of the modern day woman, this is one line up is not afraid to shake up the status quo.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

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tory burch pre-fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion, Fashion Design - alimackin@gmail.com - August 18, 2017

Although it is hot and steamy here in New York, the reality is fall is right around the corner. And although I love the easy breezy clothes I can wear in the warmer w

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Although it is hot and steamy here in New York, the reality is fall is right around the corner. And although I love the easy breezy clothes I can wear in the warmer weather I so look forward to the change of seasons and the fall focused fashion that ushers in this transitional time of the year. And Tory Burch’s most recent line up for pre-fall captures the energy of the season, and sense of renewal while still embracing the laid back chic of a lazy day at the beach.

From embroidered florals, to crisp white linen frocks, to a patch work tops and tunic cut maxis detailed with eastern inspired prints this collection has a swanky upscale hippie vibe. Think the jet-set hollywood so-cal crowd circa 1974, but with a decidedly twenty first century take with it’s out-of-the-box statement shoes and distressed fringed bottom jeans.

 I had my way I would own every piece in this eclectic offering

I love the edgy bohemain feel of the garments, with their luxurious sateens, fun patterns, like the elongated hexigon found on the two piece pajama inspired set to the show stopping head to toe gown in a golden sat. If I had my way I would own every piece in this eclectic offering. And the tribal imbued mules? Perfection.

 

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