This post’s title was inspired by one of my favorite songs by Wakey Wakey of the same name. The beginning stanza goes like this:
“Clinton Street girl/She’s got the world on her shoulders/She’s got a light in her eyes/Clinton Street girl/Knows famous artists like feelings/She knows when she’s wrong and she lies.”
For some reason that image really resonated with me as an urban girl living and learning in a tumultuous world that doesn’t always make sense. And to me that image fit well with this outfit. The leather shorts and ruffled shirt are a combination of worldly edge and a naive sense of girlhood that I feel are married in the image of the Clinton Street Girl.
Photos by Jamie Kaplan.