Shoes from Selfridges, in London. Photo and words by Jessica Del Curto When JR was studying law in D.C., courthouses were filled with a sea of black power suits. “In large east-coast cities, all lawyers wear the same uniform of dark, conservative suits. At the school I attended, we were required to own one, preferably a skirt suit.” Moving to New Mexico was a bit of a culture...
On a Sunday Afternoon
Photo and words by Jdel. I caught Leah and Robert on a leisurely Sunday stroll downtown. Leah’s pretty yellow tights match the gorgeous sunshine we had this weekend.
Photo and words by Reed G. Lareesa, owner of Rasoi restaurant in the University Area, draws inspiration from India for her menu and wardrobe. She travels to India about twice a year, and likes to save all her shopping until then, so she can pick up tunic dresses like this one.
Photo and words by Jdel. Cozy, oversized, knit sweaters make us happy. Colin scored his at a thrift store in Santa Fe years ago. Tribal print is all over the fashion blogs these days — New Mexicans have been wearing it for ages.
UNM student, Kateri, on her way to class. Photo and words by Reed G. Walking around the mean streets of Albuquerque, I have noticed a grip of guys and girls wearing boots like these. The classy combats have been in style the last few seasons — it’s cool to see that my fellow Burqueños are making them their own.
Words and photo by Solve Maxwell. Besides the obvious color scheme happening here, what actually drew my attention was the way he rocked his collared shirt. Two bottom buttons and the rest left open - almost makes the undershirt look as if it’s sewn into the button down. Ultimately a good use of colors and plenty of street appeal.
Friday Feature: From Boys to Men
Words and photos by Jessica Del Curto The worst thing someone can say when referring to retail in Albuquerque is, ‘there isn’t a market for that.’ I have said it myself in the past, and every time I end up feeling guilty for talking smack about my town. Albuquerque is a growing city, bursting at it’s stylish seams, and no, we might never be rich like Denver, or glamorous like Scottsdale, or...
Photo and words by Jdel. Candace Lopez loves her job at Anthropologie in Uptown. The former teacher started out in retail as a way to supplement her income. Now she works full time, schooling women who come in seeking style advice - showing people options they wouldn’t have considered otherwise is her forte.
Jeremy Lihte purchased this corduroy blazer from Urban Outfitters, then had his girlfriend, Emily, sew some new buttons on it for a more personalized look. Photos and words by Jdel.
Red Versus Blue
Nob Hill never seems to disappoint, it’s easily one of the most fashionable areas in all of ‘Burque. To me, Kanesha was screaming, ‘I’m fun, playful, and extremely comfortable being myself,’ without uttering a word. “Women need to learn how to accentuate their bodies and let it flow,” says the aspiring stylist, who works in Uptown’s shopping...
UNM student, Anna, is always on the lookout for interesting items. She frequently travels to Guatemala where she gets her fill of bright-colored clothes and accessories. Look at the detail in this Guatemalan bag. Photos and words by Reed G.
Local artist Sixtus Dominguez shows us what southwestern style is all about. Photo and words by Reed G. Hopi bracelets, made by his friend and local jeweler, Marcus Coochwikiva, complete this strong look.
Family of Sailors
John Besante finds that vintage stores in New Mexico often lack pieces that fit tall men. This forces him to get creative in his quest for quality menswear. Photos by Reed G. Words by Jdel. This nautical necklace was his grandfathers, who was a sailor.
Photos by Reed G. Words by Jdel. When Jason Kissam, 34, became a father, he didn’t forfeit his single-speed-riding style. His wife, who is also a fashionable gal, is responsible for everything their kid wears. The tiny tot is rocking a reversible giraffe hoody, which turns into a lion. Model in the making.
I Do What I Want
Photos and words by Jdel. For as long as we have known Miss Christi Clow, she’s been decked out in neon and flash. She loves bright colors, playful jewelry and pieces that highlight her various tattoos. She likes to pair girly with edgy, and thinks fashion trends are for the birds. ‘I wear what I like, not what a magazine tells me is in.”
Cowboy Hats and Skate Shoes
Photos and words by Jdel. Everett Wilbanks and Santiago Chavez love to get dressed up and walk around Nob Hill. Today they were going for a wild west theme, other days you can see them strolling the streets dressed as the duo Batman and Robin. “It’s just fun,” said Chavez. “We get a lot of comments on how we look.”
Andrea, a local high school teacher, looking fly in a creme-colored silk blouse. The flashy gold watch ties the classy look together. Photos and words by Jdel.
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Bomber Jackets Over Burque
Photo and words by Reed G. Digging this casual yet put-together fit. David constructs his ensembles by finding major items, like leather jackets, at thrift stores and supplementing the rest with newer purchases. The key to his wardrobe success is “keeping it simple. You have to let the vintage take center stage.”
Natalie’s use of a denim vest over plaid is perfect for this mild winter. Photo and words by Reed G. We love that she can pull off the “New Mexican Tie” so well. It takes a true Burqueña to pull off the bolo.
Local Clothing Designer Brian Love
BurqueStyle.com received a message and wanted to pass it along to everyone… “I just wanted to share my husband Brian Love with you all. He is a clothing designer here in Albuquerque. www.urbanmisfitsociety.com He is one talented guy!” -Urban Misfit Society Full article to come. Posted by Solve Maxwell.
Sick Bag, Bro
Photo and words by Reed G. Walking through the bustling University area, I caught a glimpse of David’s sweet bag from afar. I was able to catch up to him to discover that his whole outfit was whipping it up, from the loafers to his favorite piece; the sweater he has had floating around his closet since the ‘80s.
Photo and words by Solve Maxwell. Once I found out Chloe Chavez was the assistant to the amazing artist behind Gaye Roth Creative, I understood why she looked effortlessly stylish. Chloe had just walked out of Bailey’s on the Beach, the creatively designed building full of modern twists, and the energy that comes from that environment was still shining on her face. The ex-Buffalo...
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Photo by Solve Maxwell. Words by Jdel. David Labounty, taking a break from the stresses of life. Polished shoes and a cup of joe - it’s the little things that matter.
Photo by Solve Maxwell. Words by Jdel. “If it’s worth getting out of bed for, it’s worth getting dressed for,” said local architect Jayita Sahni. Originally from India, she moved to New Mexico for graduate school in 2001 and never looked back. Check out these gorgeous shoes. I love the ribbon laces.
Photo and words by Jdel Robin Stoneking, born and bred in ‘Burque. She dresses up daily for her job in pharmaceuticals, and it’s the little details that make this outfit stand out – skinny gold belt, silk-ruffled blouse, and perfect wide-leg trousers that give her a fierce silhouette.
Downtown at Dusk
Photo and words by Jdel. Erin Rose, born and raised in Albuquerque. Leather jacket, Allsaints Spitalfields.
Photo by Solve Maxwell. Words by Jdel Timothy Kupjack is used to getting second glances. The actor and stage manager for Southwest Rural Theatre Project is always dressed to the nines, mostly finding his clothes on reproduction web sites. “My son tells me I should go to Old Town and carry a sign that says, ‘Have your picture taken with a local,’” he said. He prides himself on finding...
UNM student, Rudy Acosta loves working at the Buffalo Exchange in Nob Hill. Besides having access to all of the cool cool ‘fits, he has become accustomed to never paying full price for his clothes. This week he was lucky enough to come up on this sweet vintage coat from Austria for next to nothing. Photo and words by Reed G.
Photo by Reed G. Words by Jdel Zoe Nye’s long limbs and passion for unique thrift store pieces will help her come Fall, when she hopes to leave this Enchanted Land and head for NYC to study fashion and journalism. We wish her luck, and may she spread her burque style far and wide.
Shades of Gray
Photo by Solve Maxwell, words by Reed G. Nate draws fashion inspiration from mixing and matching neutral shades. This Apple employee, who is color blind said, “I do a lot with black, white and gray because that’s how I see.” Lookin’ good with his Movado time piece.
Quaint at the Kimo
I couldn’t miss these two fashion friendlies hanging outside of the Kimo Theater. New Mexico Highlands University Professors Miriam and Megan aren’t the typical suited up teachers I remember falling asleep to so many moons ago. Speaking of, one of those scarves definitely looks comfortable enough to double as a blanket.
Color Blocked Co-Op
Sweater: Gap men’s section. Turquoise corduroys: Thrift Store, Minnetonka’s: Old Town. Purse: Gift from her sister-in-law. We caught Marcella at the Nob Hill Co-Op, rocking great colors and fluid lines. Former culture editor at the Daily Lobo and past Buffalo Exchange employee, Marcella is no stranger to bringing fashion to the 505. Even if...
A Polished Punker
Photo and story by Reed G. JJ , thrift store junkie, was nice enough to let us snap his photo during his latest trip to Savers. The secret to his put-together post-modern style? “Always searching for those vintage finds.”
Izzy Martin in Nob Hill! →
The weather is already warming up, get out of the house and stroll over to Izzy Martin in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill and tell Rufus we said “Bonjour”. Outfit: Izzy Martin. Photo by Solve Maxwell.
Originally from London, Das Anastasiou, owner of Revolver Vintage, has been keeping our fair city fresh for the last nine years, in the store and on the street. Peep that cardigan. love it. Outfit: Revolver Vintage. Story and photo by Reed G.
What is my message? Simple … That style is not about what you have but what you...– Luciano Barbera (via Sartorial Doctrine) (via putthison)