Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hel's Angels

Recently my creativity seems to have been sapped from me. Maybe I have been stranded on this island too long, or perhaps my head is so full of American history that I have little room left for anything else. But rejoice! I have discovered my newest fashion muses, all straight from HEL LOOKS, who will hopefully stir up the creative juices that are simmering about inside me.




HEL LOOKS is undoubtedly my favorite street style site. Everyone is so gloriously unique, and that itself gives Helsinki a signature style. I really love how everybody looks like a real person, snapped in a photograph in the midst of their busy lives rather than some pouty women just posing for a picture.

I am seriously digging all the billowy trousers, nonbulky layers, simple colors, and quirky footwear these ladies are sporting. The last two looks are my favorite - the contrast of an oversized jacket with skinny, cozy leggings is effortlessly stylish, and those mint green shoes are a genius finishing touch to an otherwise colorless outfit.

Come fall, these are definitely looks that I want to emulate. But beyond the clothes, it's the attitude with which all of these outfits are worn that I admire. These ladies are confident and comfortable, and what's more timeless or fashionable than that?

37 comments:

Ruxandra said...

wow, i must check this site out:)my fav street style site si styleandthecity.love that one:)

somedaynewyorker said...

I love her green shoes in the final picture.

Rosie Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the looks.

jayne said...

i love the girl in the red beret

Anna G said...

This was the first streetstyle site I actually read way back when I was a junior. Is it weird that I remember finding it via Urban Outfitters?

Mouthwash said...

those green shoes are pretty awesome!

I hope that your creative juices get juiced!

Amber

ambersmouthwash.blogspot.com

•¦Amy¦• said...

oooh I love it! I am going to have to go see this site :)

Sher said...

You're right, all of them looks so comfortable in their own skin:)

All these outfits are so creative, thanks for sharing!

Katerina said...

Honestly I can't choose who girl I like most....Each one has her own individual style!!!!xx

Georgie said...

These pictures are great! Have to add the site to my blogroll now.

Amelia said...

Wow, it's clearly been way too long since I last checked Hel Looks. I particularly love the first 2 pictures. Your commentary is spot-on, too.

issa said...

i wish i could mix and match like these ladies

Isabel said...

I've been reading Hel-looks for years. It;s hands down the best street style blog out there.

Morena G.Y. said...

Thanks Annie for your comment. :) Did you ever get my email where I answered your question about your article assignment?

Anyway, I absolutely love all these photos. I definitely like this site more than LookBook now. (Which I admit is getting boring...as much as I used to love it. There's too much of the same thing and too many looks being hyped, not because of the clothes.)

Thanks for posting this site! I didn't know about it until now.

Morena G.Y. said...

Ah no. :(
I didn't get it yet.
I'm glad you have it early though!
Go ahead and send it when you're ready.

Alex Dom said...

i noticed the images in your past postings are smaller than your current ones. im having trouble about that aswell. :| help please? :| can I also ask what template are you using?:|

emily said...

i have to say, the blazered ones are my favorite. :)

Mary said...

I know what you mean about feeling uninspired sometimes! I always go back through everything on Garance Dore!

Alex Dom said...

I simply upload? how bout the resizing image option? and what code will i copy?:(

Alex Dom said...

omygod! annie i finally got it! thanks! i so love you! i feel so stupid!!!!! hahaha thanks!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Wow, they all have a very intruiging look!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Taryn said...

I am loving that drapey-fringey white color thingamabob in the top right photo as well as the insanely vibrant teal/green shoes at the bottom. so unique :)

leila grace said...

loves hels looks. i have it booked mark next to the sat., jak & jill, and stockholm street style. the chick with the bald head reminds of when i wanted to shave my head almost a year and a half ago... ahaha high school....

btw, i linked you :)

leila grace
the vain and the bored

Lisa said...

Great style inspiration, I love the first one!

Aya Smith said...

I love the outfit with the girl wearing a beret... Autumn-perfect! :)

Sophia said...

What amazing inspiration! I'm checking out this site ASAP.

Hahahaha I love the comment about American History filling your head. I'm so glad I can finally forget the history of the United States according to the College Board! ;)

Cafe Fashionista said...

J'adore street style. I must admit, that red knit beret is so inviting! :)

Alanna said...

love the girl with the buzzcut, the one with the purple scar and the green suede saddle shoes are to die for! wonderful post!

Diane said...

Love that first outfit; I want it all now.

this wheel's on fire said...

this is great :)

Suzanne said...

for sure inspirational :)!

FabBlab said...

Will definitely check the site out. Very inspiring. Love the 3rd one.

bryna said...

i love that second last one. these are all amaaaazing!

Tina :) said...

This is so stunning! I am loving all of the looks, they're all so chic. Thanks so much for sharing, I'm definitely checking this site out!

xo

t.g.s said...

i am absolutely loving your fashion taste

Dylana said...

What amazing inspirations. I am going to bookmark this website! Great blog and thanks for the sweet comment!

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Very chic; I love the pattern mixing in the first look.