Tuesday, June 26, 2012

from unexpected places - street style

These are from The Sartorialist - some fun characters to describe in vivid, unique ways.
It's all about the details of their hair, the way the skin shifts around the eyes, a strange frock or two, a particular grin.  Pick a random person and try to describe them on one of those crazy original ways.  I just finished The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who had a great talent for this:

Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner.  Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.  Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body - he seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing and you could see a great pack of muscle shifting when his shoulder moved under his thin coat.  It was a body capable of enormous leverage - a cruel body.

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