A sketch I did of Liz from Late Afternoon
Late Afternoon is this amazing blog written by Liz Cherkasova. Like me, Liz hails from San Francisco (although unfortunately for me, she can say she's currently experiencing the wonders of the city, while I'm off in college in a far distant land called central NY). I especially love Liz's blog because she's bring a level of attainable professionalism into it. How did she attain this professionalism? Besides Liz's undoubtable innate sense of style and beauty, she is a model (perhaps you've seen her donning some clothing while you peruse through the NastyGal site) and she works for Chictopia (a site that brings us regular fashion lovers into one happy community--to me it seems like a less intimidating version of Lookbook.nu). So that explains Liz's amazing outfit choices and amazing poses that my awkward self has yet to conquer. But another element that makes Late Afternoon one of my favorite blogs to visit is the photographs. They're always beautiful taken, with Liz taking a perfect pose or even candide stance. And the best part is that she makes a point to be out in the street, the real setting of fashion, with the lighting perfectly captured by her photographer boyfriend. Oh! How I wish I could take my Daily Photo pics like Liz! And it's all rather attainable, because, like I said she's out there in the streets and usually has an element that I can afford, often hitting up stores like H&M, Zara or thriftown. Wow! I almost forgot to mention one last amazing part of Late Afternoon: her hair. She's got those bangs under control in such a way that I can only envy, and she's always ready to try out a new hairdo I wouldn't even think of attempting. In total? I love me some Late Afternoon in the afternoon.
I really needed an outlet for my creativity while in my last year of college.
What are some of the perks of blogging?
The friends I have made and the wonderful people I have met are the best perks of blogging
What do you think is the importance of bloggers today?
Bloggers are breaking down the barriers that have become so commonplace in fashion. Fashion is no longer inaccessible and elitist. Now anyone can participate and enjoy fashion. Bloggers are also replacing models and celebrities as style icons and giving people more relateble style role models.
As a selfish question (being a San Franciscan), do you have any favorite spots you want to share with us? Fav thing to do in the city, fav store, fav place to go, best kept secret, best food etc?
This is a pretty big question! There is so much to do and see in SF it's hard to pick any one place in particular.
Some of my favorite places to shop are Idol Vintage, Painted Bird and Thriftown. My favorite places to eat are Chutney for Indian food, Cocobang for Korean, El Sol for Mexican, Cako for cupcakes, Scalas for Italian and Katanaya for ramen and sushi. I am always looking for new places to eat so this list is just for the time being. I am a big dive bar aficionado so the Owl Tree, the Hemlock, Casanova and the Elbow room are my current favorites.
I have a passion for social psychology, art, existential literature and living my life :)
Any other words of wisdom you’d like to offer?
Confidence is style, always be your self and never take any one thing too seriously.
And to finish it off… If your shadow had a color, what color would it be?