Dana Landon has a keen sense of street style. The creator of It’s My Darlin’, a Seattle style blog, recently photographed a hairstylist wearing Dansko boots (shown in the photo below), a feature that later appeared in a Seattle Times column. We uncover the method behind Landon’s street-spotting style—and learn more about her Dansko discovery.
Q: What inspired your Street Style Blog?
A: My blog started in 2008 as a place to post fashion-related photos. I have always been enamored and inspired by unique personal style, so I just went out and started taking people’s pictures. It was very daunting at first—I knew virtually nothing about photography—but over time it became more natural.
Q: What made the Dansko boots “clear winners,” as you stated in your column?
A: I walk everywhere, so I have a special place in my heart for comfortable shoes that look good. When I first saw the hair stylist, I loved her rugged yet feminine style. She immediately told me that her boots were incredibly comfortable, and I can relate: I have an old pair of black Dansko clogs that I wear with just about everything.
Q: How do you spot street style?
A: Something just clicks when I see someone that I want to photograph. It’s never one particular item or a search for specific trends. The people I feature tend to dress in a way they love, as opposed to trying to “be something.” Their outfit always looks so perfectly suited to them in my eyes, almost telling a story about who they are.
Q: How do you believe fashion enables people to express themselves?
A: In so many ways! You can be anyone. When you feel good about how you look you head into the world feeling so empowered. I believe you shouldn’t hold back when getting dressed, instead dressing in a way that feels right to you. We have to get dressed every day—why not have a great time?