Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force

Last week, Mercedes-Benz invited me to join their Fashion Force in patrolling the streets of New York for people who stand out from the crowd. During fashion week, the Fashion Force focused on finding New York's most stylishly dressed, but in celebration of the Mercedes-Benz Concept A Class reveal the night before, we decided to focus on something a little more abstract. Instead of concentrating on clothing or conventional beauty, I simply went looking for head-turners in any form. It was an extraordinarily dreary Wednesday morning and the streets were oddly desolate, so it was a little more difficult than I thought, at first. As the day went on, people started to walk about and I found some really great subjects with their own unique beauty.


I jumped out of the car and literally chased Frances down a cobblestone street in the Meatpacking District, before realizing who it was. She was like, "Why is Keiko chasing me?!" but all I saw was her great wavy hair from behind and wanted to get a picture. When she turned around, I was relieved that it was Frances and hoped that she would a) let me get a picture and b) refrain from calling the police. Thank goodness, she obliged and no restraining orders were made.



Isabela is a young girl from Guatemala, on vacation with her family. I adored her sense of style, her sweet demeanor and those big doe eyes with her cropped hair.


Jennifer's hair and fantastic brows (I have a thing for brows) were what originally caught my attention, but it obviously doesn't hurt that she has a beautiful face.


I jumped out of the car in pursuit of a woman with a sleek ponytail and bright lipstick, but Annifer's awesome hair made me turn on my heels and follow her, instead!



Audrey has my dream beauty combo: dark hair, light eyes and freckles. And she's a pastry chef. That b****. Just kidding, she's the best - and happens to be one of my favorite bloggers. Read her blog!


This was quite a fun little job to take on, and we gained quite a bit of attention in the decked out Fashion Force car - it even had lights! A construction worker blocked our path to take a photograph, and I think a few of the people I approached thought I was going to give them a citation. Don't worry, we were only giving compliments (and invitations to the auto show) - no arrests were made!

33 comments:

  1. you found such beautiful women! must have been a lot of FUN (not dumb!)

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

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  2. Loove Frances outfit!! Very nice!
    What a fun thing to do!! :D

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  3. This is a pretty neat and fun idea. We need fashion police in every state. :-)

    Dhalia

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  4. You found some incredible women! They all have such unique qualities!

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  5. aubrey in the last photographs is so stunning! i love her lightly freckled face!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  6. These photos are amazing, Keiko! You sure found some beautiful people.

    And the "That b****" comment actually made me laugh out loud. You're hilarious :)

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  7. That sounds like so much fun! I specially love that first girl's hair and shoes (totally drool worthy!)

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  8. I loved this post Keiko...a fun read and great inspiration. If you like kittens...stop by and see my 4 week old rescues. I have been crying all day thinking about them leaving next week. Hope you feel better darling, we need to see your beautiful face. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  9. This much have been such a fun time! (: I wish there was a fashion force where I live.

    Love,
    Deer. Lady

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  10. Isabela is so so so cute, tough-looking and androgynous! I love how she combines what appears to be a men's sweater and dress shirt with a skirt, leggings and her two-tone shoes that happen to match the Mercedes AMG. She's my fave out of everyone you caught.

    Speaking of that AMG, did anyone attempt a burnout while on patrol?

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  11. this sounds like so much fun. audrey is so pretty

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  12. This sounds so cool! I love Audrey, too! And Frances' shoes! But everyone were super chic.

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  13. Neat project! But who is Frances? lol Love all the pictures, you found some great people!

    http://www.live-life-in-style.blogspot.com/

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  14. umm..this is freaking awesome! i love all of the unique beauties..audrey makes me angry, so does charlotte charles haha. i've always wanted light eyes and more freckles!


    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  15. Wow does Jennifer ever look like Zool. So much!

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  16. Okay, I'm seriously crushing on Jennifer's hair! Sounds like a fun project!

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  17. Great photos! All the girls are very beautiful and it seems you've had a great day out there :)

    http://beesandbugs.blogspot.com

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  18. this is just plain awesome. You're making Fashion Police a literal thing! THere's some awesome personality in NY :)


    House of Shoes

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  19. Awww, how fun! I'm not surprised that car drew attention! ;)

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  20. Audrey looks so gorgeous, love her look so much! And lol sounds like such a fun day!

    http://itsthedollhousebaby.blogspot.com/
    x

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  21. LOL about Audrey. I'm so jealous. I wish I had light eyes and freckles. I do have the dark hair, though....

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  22. That car is so great! Wish I could have seen it. I bet that was quite the experience. I love it.

    I love Audrey's look. Super jealous.

    Jess
    http://thisisjessicacaldwellsblog.blogspot.com/

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  23. you are way too kind. with dark hair and light eyes comes pale skin and eyebrows threatening to take over my face! you're lovely, thanks for including me. xo

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  24. ha that sounds like a lot of fun. and that last woman is beautiful. just naturally gorgeous.

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  25. Love the last girl's hair! so natural and beautiful!

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  26. sounds like a great project!

    http://heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the Audrey style and her blog!
    Nice post! different beauties!

    Kisses Alinne


    www.alinnestyle.com


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  28. I LOVE FRANCES HEELS!!!... I love to know where I can get them from. :)

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