Why a Fashion-Forward Jetsetter Travels with a Polaroid Cube Camera
Traveling to the trendiest cities opens up your eyes to the cultures of the most fabulous cities in the world. However, you don’t want to arrive to a new locale looking like the oddball. Dressing like a tourist will cause you to be treated like an outsider. Do yourself a favor by traveling in style. To do this successfully, research the styles of the city where you are traveling. Blend your individual style with the looks of the locals. Dressing in all black in NYC, sporting a waterproof trench coat in Amsterdam, and wearing your tech gear as part of your fashion statement in Shanghai are great starting points. As you explore these fashionable destinations, make sure you pack your Polaroid CUBE HD Lifestyle Action Video Camera available at Urban Outfitters.
New York City
Times Square will never be out of style. If you’ve never seen the sites, you must take it all in, preferably after dark. The bright lights of this big city are tremendous, and they offer a new vantage point for capturing an old favorite using your camera. Flip your Polaroid CUBE camera onto the available pendant mount so you can stand out from the crowd. After all the last thing you want to look like when in Times Square is just another square tourist with a point and shoot camera hanging around your neck as an accessory.
Next stop is Central Park where you can reconnect with your natural roots. This country landscape nestled in the center of the most populated city in the US lets you relax and rejuvenate after a wild night out in NYC. Thanks to the video camera feature on the CUBE you can be on the ready rolling to catch the two-legged locals as they are in their native habitat. Check out their outfits without looking so obvious, while picking up a style tip or two. You’ll see all types of people hanging out in the CP so be prepared with an open mind.
While the Upper East Side is socially off limits for anyone without a $10,000 handbag, kids in private school and power players, it can be enlightening to see how the other side lives. Keep things low key by sporting your Polaroid CUBE on a pendant mount. You’ll want to head out of the Upper East as quickly as local families flee for the Hamptons come springtime. Make your way to Downtown NYC where the real action is, gritty and raw with punk rock fashions abound. Using your pendant-mounted, blue Polaroid camera you’ll be able to video tape your rock star worthy escapades.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
While the Red Light District should be on your itinerary, keep your Polaroid CUBE under wraps unless you want to get locked up as photos of the prostitutes are prohibited. However, you can take your Polaroid camera Urban Outfitters sells with you along the canals leading to the RLD. Take a note at the styles and ensembles of others meandering about in a smoky haze. Speaking of haze, while the raunchy must be kept under wraps, you can certainly take your camera into the smoke shops in Amsterdam. Check out the smoker fashions ranging from ganja inspired tees to hipster headgear. You might just catch a glance at some celebrity or superstar spending some time smoking out, which would give you the perfect opportunity to check out their fashion sense.
A trip to Amsterdam is nothing without a ride on a bike. Watching the locals hop side-saddle on the back of a moving bike is something of wonder. However, it’s the bike riders wearing business suits, miniskirts and full-on couture gowns that will make your jaw drop. You cannot miss a moment like this, but being able to take photos while on bicycle is quite dangerous in most instances. Not when you are sporting the best camera for travel, your new Polaroid CUBE. Stick the magnet mount onto your handlebars and take off down the cobbled streets to witness the ‘Dams’ fashion forward sense in full action. Capture every moment on your 1.4 inch square mini camera without worrying about making the worst faux pau of any visitor—crashing your rented bicycle and splashing into a canal.
As someone with a penchant for fashion, you cannot miss the Jordan district’s Nine Streets aka Negen Straatjes. This is where the cool kids hang out. Filled with some of the best vintage stores in the Netherlands, alongside art galleries, cafes, boutiques and jewelers, you will want to plan plenty of time for this area. Originating in the 17th century, the shops aren’t the only focus here. Nine narrow streets intersect at canals from the Leidsestraat and Jordan, which is where you’ll find all of the action. Remember your Polaroid CUBE because you’ll want to capture the look and atmosphere of this happening area.
The first Asian city to embrace modern life, Shanghai continues to lead the way in contemporary culture. As such, Shanghai was recently noted as the most fashionable city in Asia. For anyone interested in expanding their fashionable horizons, visiting Shanghai in October or April is an absolute must. Plan your trip accordingly so you can catch the looks hailing from Shanghai Fashion Week. If you can’t score a ticket to the shows including at the main venue in Fuxing Park, not to worry. Go old school by scouting out the streets. You and your Polaroid CUBE camera are destined to scope endless street styles worth remembering.
Shanghai’s signature style is based on its cyberpunk culture. Looking for some cyberpunk inspiration? Let your next leg of your Shanghai tour take you to the Oriental Pearl Tower and Yan’an Elevated Road. These futuristic buildings are terrific, but your main attraction will be the locals milling about the areas. Check out their threads and capture the trends with your Polaroid CUBE. You might not go away feeling like cyberpunk is on par with your vintage tastes, but who knows? Your fashion sense could feel inspired in unexpected ways, allowing you to become the Shanghai trendsetter when you return back to the States.
Other places to hit up when in Shanghai include City God Temple, The Bund and Yu Garden. Take plenty of photos of the magnificent Lujiazui skyline before touring the China Art Museum and the Shanghai Museum. Here you can discover how the Manchurian qipao has become transformed into the contemporary cheongsam. Check out exhibits featuring the past, present and future of Shanghai fashion, while keeping your Polaroid CUBE in focus.