Thursday, August 21, 2008
Model Spotting: Cecilia Mendez
Every now and then, I see a celebrity or model on the streets of New York. A few weeks ago, I saw Sasha Pivovarova and two of her friends on Pell Street (Chinatown, near Joe's Shanghai). I confess I get a little ga-ga over them, because to me, models are a breed of aliens. They certainly resemble humans, but their tall legginess, other-worldly thinness, and rarefied features are quite foreign to us common people. Today, I saw Cecilia Mendez on the 6 train, heading to Bleeker (no surprise there). She wore a very loose, almost raggedy, black and white checkered shirt over tan short shorts. Other than her alien physique, nothing (fashion-wise) stood out. In most of my "celeb spotting" moments, I generally find them to be quite ordinarily dressed, which tells us something. Perhaps they're sick and tired of looking glamorous all the time. Or maybe they're ordinary people who get "dressed up" to look the part from time to time. In any case, it made me appreciate humble dressing--which is something us common folk can forget to do.