Street Life: Stylish Girls of Medellin
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/12/2008 - 13:06

This week we have a special international treat for the Street Life column—a ton of flicks of the stylish and sophisticated ladies of Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia. Because it's altitude is so high (about 5,000 feet above sea level), it's not as warm as other spots as close to the equator.

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Street Life: Monique Villapando
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/06/2008 - 01:31

Monique Villapando

Age: 25

Occupation: Assistant shop director for Kira Plastinina [a teenager touted as the world’s youngest fashion designer]

What’s your background? Mexican

Tell us the inspiration behind your outfit. Kira, of course. I love the sandals because it’s like the gladiator sandals that are in right now with this ankle strap. It’s really cool and really casual, but still a little bit funky and fresh for the summer.

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Street Life: Judy Isabel Melgar
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/09/2008 - 12:28

Judy Isabel Melgar

Age: 23

Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa. But I was originally born in East L.A. and raised in both Pachuca, Mexico and in the United States.

How do you define your style? Mostly down to earth with a touch of vintage, inspired by the classic ’60s.

Thanks, Judy for sending in your Street Life pic!

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Street Life: Nelly Duran
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/24/2008 - 23:40

Nelly Duran

Age: 25

Background: Both of my parents are Salvadorian, and I was born in L.A.

Occupation: Student at Cal State Los Angeles

Where did you get your outfit? I actually got it at Ross! I’m not too sure about the brand, but it was a really cute dress. My shoes are from Kohl’s. My earrings are from Charlotte Russe.

Fashion Inspiration: I am a big Sex and the City fan.

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Street Life: Miranda Payne
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/10/2008 - 22:39

Age: 32 years old

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Street Life: Jessica Vigil
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/04/2008 - 23:36


Age: 19 years old

Occupation: Teacher's Aid

What’s your background?
Mexican and Spanish.

Where did you get all of the elements to your look?
Almost everything is from Urban Outfitters, like my sunglasses, scarf, boots and bracelets. Oh and I got my sweater and jeans from Forever 21. And this is just a white T-shirt I had in my closet.

How would you define your style?
Urban renegade. I’m inspired by graffiti and art.

Serena Kim

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