Since #tbt is basically a weekly holiday on everyone’s social media calendars, I’ve decided to put it on CMC’s calendar as well. So to begin this weekly ritual, I’m giving my first #tbt shoutout to someone who devoted his entire life to street style and individuality.

He lived a humble life despite the amounts of money offered to him from every angle throughout the entirety of his long successful life in New York City. He noticed beauty and details in clothing and photographed them with pure excitement. He was always seen in the front row at major fashion shows and his clients included many prominent women including Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier. The motivation that drove this man and the actions he carried out taught me that passion, success, and most importantly, style, don’t come from big earnings and spending, they come from within.

It was my dream to have my photo taken by this monumental photographer, however,the closest I ever got was knowing that one of my besties in NYC made it into his roll of film. Sadly, this entrepreneur of street style recently passed at the age of 87 on June 25, 2016.

Forever in our hearts and our style magazines, the great Bill Cunningham.

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