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On the Podcast: The Birth of Street Style, Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour Looks, and Uncuffing Season

My Vogue Runway colleague, Laia Garcia-Furtado, and I are back on the podcast this week covering for Chioma and Chloe, and our first order of business was to discuss the extremely pressing news that has made this summer “uncuffing season”: Everyone is breaking up. Just over the last couple of weeks we’ve found out about an endless stream of celebrity couples calling it quits. The list includes: Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro, Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef, Sofia Vergara and Joe Mangianello, Tini and Rodrigo De Paul, and Dalton Gomez and Ariana Grande (whose rumored new boyfriend has sent X, formerly know as Twitter, down a Spongebob Squarepants-shaped rabbit hole). We don’t particularly know why everyone’s splitting up, but what we do know is that it’s really none of our business, despite how good the memes are.

A couple (of besties) that won’t call it quits, however, are legendary street style photographers Phil Oh and Tommy Ton, who were our guests this week. Tommy and Phil started their careers as bloggers, similarly to the way Laia and I made our way into becoming Vogue Runway writers. In this street style roundtable, we asked them to walk us through their career trajectories from amateur bloggers to, Vogue Runway, and photographers, at the same time outlining the evolution of street style from an “if you know, you know” pastime to a pillar of fashion week #content. We also discussed their favorite—and each other’s—images and how they feel about the transformation of street style from something organic to a business strategy outlined during brands’ marketing meetings. There’s a little bit of shade, some jadedness, lots of jokes, and some things to look forward to—this is one you won’t want to miss.



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