Citizen Style: March 2012

I’ve long thought it would be fun to cover “street fashion,” so I was thrilled when Mona Akhtar (right) agreed to stalk the sidewalks. Naturally, I asked her for a bio: “Mona Akhtar was born in New York City and has lived in Tribeca for three years. She dabbles in art and design and appreciates all things cultured, especially her jazzy neighbors. Her many observations of sharp, quirky, and urban looks (particularly at La Colombe Torrefaction!) inspired this series.”

If the reception to this post is positive and people on the street continue to be responsive—in other words, if she asks you, say yes!—she’ll do more.

Works at Kansas Gallery on Franklin Street ◊◊◊ Looks for colorful patterns, good quality fabric.


Television and film consultant ◊◊◊ In Tribeca running errands ◊◊◊ Describes her style as rock-and-roll mixed with high fashion.


High-school student ◊◊◊ In Tribeca to shop ◊◊◊ Loves colorful looks (this picture does no justice to her wild pink lipstick), reads magazines like Seventeen for inspiration.


Residents of Astoria ◊◊◊ In Tribeca to shop ◊◊◊
Taku says he doesn’t have a sartorial sense—he just appreciates fine clothes.


Works in manufacturing and production for Saks Fifth Avenue ◊◊◊ Resident of FiDi (Pine Street) ◊◊◊ Simply aspires to dress cool.


Professor ◊◊◊ Lives on Murray Street ◊◊◊ Style: Funky, chic, with an Asian influence (note the asymmetric and lined skirt).



  1. I love this!

  2. Very Cool!

  3. Love it! Great photos, great selection of styles/looks.

  4. Great photos – Love the mixed fashion scene in Tribeca!

  5. This is one of the stupidest posts ever. Who cares what people coming here to shop are wearing?

  6. Oh come on…it’s fun!!
    Why not?
    Some people celebrate their appearance – puts a smile on my face!

  7. Great idea!
    I love it when people make an effort to look good.
    Would love to see more.

  8. love it!! good eye