San Francisco is a city seeped in history. The Beat generation, the Summer of Love, a city that drew the counterculture to live and create freely and openly. People that don’t live in San Francisco think of these images; hippies, the Haight, the free spirited individual… but what you really see when you walk the city (only 7 miles x 7 miles) is the beautiful diversity of people and their own stories. There is no “book” or “rule of thumb” when it comes to pinpointing a style of San Francisco. The faces here are a beautiful array of beauty and love, of happy people that feel blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Double denim still rocks, bright vintage frocks with combat boots, head to toe black, tattoos and ethnic jewelry… there is no stencil found here, and I for one… LOVE that.
“Since the thing perhaps is to eat flowers and not be afraid.” – Brilliant.
Photos: Ashley Jordan Gordon.
Ummm I am in love with that NYC sweatshirt!!!!
You are completely right about San Francisco, which is probably why it’s one of my favorite cities. The styles were my favorite part of being there… the diversity, the colors, the tolerance. SF even managed to trump Buenos Aires, which is pretty impressive imo. It’s the height of individualism that draws me there. Nothing like sitting on a bench with a latte and just watching the styles go by.
LOVE this post. You should just start this as a regular feature. SF is so full of inspiration. That tattoo…darling.
Beautiful people! My fav is the girl and her dog, really cute
Great street styles,!
Amazing Photos! Makes me think of such a positive place in Time.
Beautiful beautiful shots.
Lovely–SF has “IT!”
The crop top and plaid is awesome! Great work!!!
very nice photos! cool mix of different styles/people
Obsessed with these photos! Makes me miss San Francisco!
The whole piece is amazing and the photos capture them perfectly.
Love love love! As a San Franciscan, I am proud to live in a city that has such a creative bohemian spirit and aesthetic, which are captured beautifully here. More please!
Love these shots (and subjects)!!
Beautiful words. Beautiful people. Beautiful shots. More more!
Even the dogs have style in SF! Love that one and her shirt and hat!
OBSESSED with the pictures
Your photos capture the timeless spirit of our city- love every single one of them.
San Francisco is my second home. I love going up there (from SD) alone, seeing the coast, and getting lost in the city. Amazing Indian food on every block and live music in the park. It’s one of the best <3 Thanks for sharing love.
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this is so rad!!! love love love the photography!!! amazing!!
Great article and truly lovely photos.
I love how you capture the spirit of our special city by the bay!
Beautiful and luscious photos! Make me miss San Francisco that much more…
Ashley, You’ve captured some interior landscape …. It’s not the rings or the shoes or the hats…it’s the hearts.. Perhaps your unique talent is the recognize that intangible quality and portray it? WOW !
I live in Finland, and everytime I read an article about San Francisco in your blog it makes me even more excited to go study there in January 2015 ! <3
I had to Google image search Lizzy Caplan to see if she had an arm tattoo…!