11.04.11 Style Spotlight

Style Spotlight: Tamu McPherson

You’ll find Tamu McPherson outside nearly every fashion show during Fashion Week (Month) with fellow Street Style Bloggers, Tommy Ton, Hanneli Mustaparta and Garance Doré.

Like Hanneli and Garance, she is the subject of other street style photographers.

It’s very common to see Tamu taking someone’s picture, whilst someone else is taking her picture, as Tommy Ton has captured her above.

The New Yorker who lives in Milan is not only a photographer, but she’s also the recently appointed Online Editor of, plus she has her own blog All the Pretty Birds, which focuses on the majesty of individual street style.

Her blog is updated every day with photos of fashionistas on the streets of Milan, but this post focuses on her style.

I first met her two seasons ago at Aquilano.Rimondi Fall 2010 show. I was taken by her warmest, kindness and engaging personality. It’s always a pleasure to catch up with her every season.

During Fall 2011 Fashion Week, Tamu was spotted in New York, London, Milan and Paris keeping warm outside shows waiting for her subjects wearing her favourite camel coat.

She would match the look with other camel pieces like a sweater, a blazer and cropped pants, and she would add bright pieces like her striped Prada skirt, a neon yellow Miu Miu dress, an orange purse and bright green Miu Miu pumps or animal print sandals.

Tamu has a wide variety of stylish headwear from Fedora’s, to floppy hats to chic turbans.

Despite Street Style Blogging requiring many hours on your feet and rushing from venue to venue, Tamu does it in style wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle’s. I love how comfortable and stylish she always manages to look. Those green cargo Valentino for Gap pants with ruffled pockets are so cute.

Tamu may not have an office whilst working on the cobbled sidewalks in Milan, but she was dressed in a sharp striped navy suit outside Gucci’s Fall 2011 presentation. Her black floppy hat kept the sunlight from her eyes so she could easily spot her next stylish subject.

A gold turban worn slightly off centre is the perfect complement to her animal print fur coat.

I love how she’s taking street-style up a notch, both behind and in front of the camera.

Credit: Tommy Ton, Vanessa Jackman, Lucky Magazine, Fashion Bomb & Fashion Salade &

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25 Responses to Style Spotlight: Tamu McPherson

  1. LOCALSPOTTER April 21, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Her style is adorable, so chic, yet so relaxed and comfortable. Thanks for posting this!

  2. fatoufatou April 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    j’adore ton style je passe des heures à regarder tes photos wow i love it

  3. Zoe April 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    she is brilliant!! wonderful shoes.
    You’ve picked brilliant pictures…I might even post an inspiration of her on my blog…

  4. Ayesha April 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    wow!!i love everything about her style…great to see such amazing people!

  5. Sue Jin April 13, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    THanks for posting about her. I must say I really like her style and shes quite beautiful too! Those green Miu Miu pumps are so awesome!

  6. Tiffany April 12, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    A-mazing!!! I absolutely love her styling of the neon dress! So fab…AND beautiful! whew!

  7. mol April 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Super choice for style spotlight – love her and her site, thanks for the intro….

    • Fashion Critic April 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

      you are very welcome x

  8. robbie April 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    damn her style is amazing and that camel coat mmm. her site is so cool.

    oh and those valentino for gap cargo pants those are amazing!

  9. Gaber April 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    The Miu Miu look!

    That’s one of the most perfect looks I’ve seen in ages.

  10. Naama April 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Wow, she’s amazing.
    I have a stupid question, but I’m curious : is she really tall? She seems so but maybe it’s just the picture.

    • Fashion Critic April 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      I would say she’s about 5ft 8 or 5ft 9

  11. Hauteness April 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm #


    • Fashion Critic April 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

      Thank you xxx

  12. MN April 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Hi FC,

    Great post!!! Love this lady’s style! Awesome! Thanks for sharing Tamu’s style with us. Digging the leopard print coat!


    • Fashion Critic April 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

      You are very welcome xxx

  13. Iris April 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    i’ve probably said this before, but no harm in repeating myself 🙂 love love love these profiles!

    • Fashion Critic April 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

      thanks xxxx 😀

    • Manja April 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

      ditto that,me too.thx fc

  14. mm April 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I love her blog. I love every look with the green miu miu pumps because I like to see a lil whimsical fashion. Those cargo with the ruffles might be Valentino for Gap.

    • Fashion Critic April 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

      thanks, I just looked them up. You are right

  15. Dressed and Eaten April 11, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    I remember seeing that first pic on jak and jill and thinking I didn’t like the green miu miu’s but gosh she knows how to pull it off. She has a great confidence about her.

  16. Lee Ann April 11, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    She has wonderful style am now kicking myself for not buying the pink and black Prada striped skirt. All sold out now.

    • Fashion Critic April 11, 2011 at 11:47 am #

      It’s a gorgeous skirt.

  17. Jones19 April 11, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    She’s gorgeous and her style is awesome.

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