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Anja Krvina is Pleased with her Choice of Conditioner

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The Shampoo Smile: God bless Eastern Europe. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Power Puff: Bill Cunningham is not immune to the allure of the puffy coat. [NYTimes]

That’s the President’s Plane: Complex counts down the top 50 Air Force Ones of all time. Sometimes we can’t tell if they’re kidding. [Complex]

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Beatles oevre, translated into graphical form. To be honest, George comes out looking pretty good. [MikeMake]

Out in the Streets

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For all the love—and occasional tough love—we throw The Sartorialist, it’s easy to forget that street style has been around for quite some time.

The Times has a pair of pieces reprinted in the International Herald Tribune today on Bill Cunningham, arguably the progenitor of street photography—at least as far as newspapers are concerned. Cunningham started snapping during World War Two, aided by a well-oiled bicycle and an eye for clothing. Editors had space to fill and Cunningham had content that wasn’t just another society ball.

His files are still mostly unpublished, spanning 60 years of spontaneous style and just waiting for a glossy retrospective from some lucky publisher. But for now we’ll have to rely on Cunningham’s more recent descendents to keep us up to date.

A few choice quotes from the photo pioneer»

Bloody Butchers, Bad Dogs and Model Prisoners

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Fresh Meat: These gory Eva Herzigova shots by Mario Testino have us hot, hungry and a little bit scared. [The Photography Link]

Curb Your Dog: Some horrid pooch went and peed on our beloved Natalie Portman while she was traipsing about the part with Freak-Folk boytoy Devendra Banhart. Gentlemen that we are, we already have a contract out on the hairy mutt (and the dog as well). [NYPost]

Drawers Raise a Stink: The latest banned ads in Europe aren't by Tom Ford, but rather the product of Hanes' anti-racism, anti-subtleness marketing department. [DNR]

Car-Port Chic: Ksubi, Maison Martin Margiela and Adam Kimmel create couture car covers for Intersection Magazine. [Intersection]

Designs from the Pokey: Germans are buying up prisoner-made clothes. The prisoners, predictably, not so much. [CNN]

Street Talk: Izzy points us in the direction of Times fashion photog Bill Cunningham's new audio slideshow. [Manolo for the Men]