Hello, and welcome to my site! My name is Summer Rose, and I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia where I have lived most of my life. I’ve been in corporate America the majority of my career and have always been consumed with the daily stresses of high pressure jobs like so many other people out there.
I have always longed to fulfill a creative side that I have never really taken the time to explore, but wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do or how that creativity would manifest itself. (That’s always the hardest part, right?!)
One day, while thumbing through a number of high fashion magazines, and navigating one of the many fashion blogger Instagram sites I follow, an idea came to me. Wouldn’t it be nice to see everyday people going about their regular daily lives to catch a glimpse of what they are wearing? Instead of reading about one person’s perspective or a particular “style guru’s” opinion about the latest trends, why not go straight to the actual people wearing the latest fashions on the street?
For most of us high fashion isn’t relatable or attainable. We see shows on tv and pages in magazines all the time about what is on the “runway” this year or what a particular celebrity is wearing. However, these trends are not realistic to those of us that get up every morning and need something practical for our every day hectic lives!
With this in mind, this is how Summer’s Style Du Jour was born. It is a fashion photography project intended to capture the authenticity and individuality of everyday people through their unique style. In the end, this is what true fashion is all about. Follow me while I photograph strangers and sometimes friends during my travels and in my hometown of Atlanta. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoy taking them!