I’ve been hearing about this great new app that allows you take a breather and book a space practically anywhere in the city. I decided to give it a try and check out this cool lofty space in Midtown, Manhattan. The way it works is you book whichever Breather you are interested in and then receive confirmation. Before your allotted time you receive a pin code to access the space and voila. However the best part of the Breather comes next.
In an effort to continue this journey I decided to take some me time before work in the morning. My good friend Mr. Yearn was kind enough to meet me early on a random Tuesday morning. There wasn’t anything interesting in Midtown but what I did learn was even more depressing. As I watched crowds of people rushing to work I noticed how unhappy many of them looked. Then it dawned on me that the majority of us are just slaves to this idea that money equals success. We’ve been trained like robots to go to work and make money(usually for your boss). The more you have and the more you show off the happier you will be. This is furthest from the truth. I smiled in my $20 moto jacket (thrift find) as the innocent bystanders walked passed me.
Let’s be honest most of us are not living our dreams or let alone making a living from it. So I do have a corporate job that ties me down Monday- Friday. Regardless of what my current situation I will never lose site of what my true passion is which is fashion. I love experimenting with clothes and shoes to express how I am feeling. This shot was taken on Monday at 8:00 AM right before I headed into the office. It just goes to show all our dreams can come true if we are willing to chase them and that is exactly what I intend to do. I just hope to inspire others in the process!
The super cautious side of me would never break the law. That is unless you want a great shot! Thank you to my friend Mr. Yearn for supporting this goal and encouraging me to go for it. This location is truly a hidden gem in the city of Brooklyn. The building was originally a factory of some sort and now houses about 90 residential apartments. Our first attempt of getting in failed miserable. Thankfully we noticed a resident coming home and we offered to help carry the groceries upstairs in exchange for access into the building. So no we really didn’t break in but we definitely would have. Unfortunately for you my look of the day consisted of several thrifted pieces. The embellished bomber jacket, my gray wool mini skirt and cream Kelsi Dagger booties were mixed in with some of my rags already in my closet. Hope you get inspired by the look! ENJOY
As I sit here snowed in during snow storm Jonas I quickly remember my previous shoot in NYC’s Central Park. Most New Englanders will agree with me that there is a love hate relationship with winter. What I found to be the best part of this shoot was the snow!. There is something magical about the white cold fluffy stuff. However the key to feeling stylish during the winter is simple.
LAYERING: The art of throwing on several pieces of clothing to stay warm!
One thing about shooting in the winter is the rush to catch the light from the sun. This day happen to very cloudy but we made it work. I got to visit Jane’s Carousel which is probably one of the coolest things Ive had the pleasure of experiencing. The views of the city made me fall in love with New York City all over again. There is something truly magical about this concrete jungle. Maybe the fact that anything is possible as long as you never give up on your dreams.
Part of the journey included a brief stop at a random art gallery. As a creative you find inspiration from anywhere. This place had one of kind pieces displayed in a great big white box. It was a great idea to use the white canvas as a back drop to show my all black look for the day.
My trip to Dumbo, Brooklyn turned out to be quite an adventure. Mr. Yearn and I spent a portion of the day walking around and taking advantage of all that Dumbo had to offer. This series of images were shot right before we wrapped it up to head home. This building happen to be under contraction so we took advantage of the gray walls and played with the lighting. Let me take you on a little tour of my day in Dumbo.
Every year my family gets me something special for my Birthday. This year I happen to fall in love with a pair of Via Spiga knee high boots. I love all the features like the peep toe, the back lacing up and the rich leather material. In my opinion a pair of boots like these should be worn with a very simple look. I played with the simplicity of black attire and added a rich caramel color coat for contrast.
Mondays can be tough for just about anyone. In life I learned that everything is about perception. The way you perceive a certain day of the week will ultimately be your choice. I have to confess and add that I am guilty of falling into the trap of Monday blues but I’ve decided to rename the notorious day to “Power Mondays.” This way you can think of each week as a fresh start to a new week. Where you may set new goals and accomplish new tasks. This particular shot was taken on a very cold Monday before I headed into the office at 9:00am. My look of the day consisted of my favorite Zara blazer, black skinnies and black pumps. I love to layer and the weather was perfect for my oversized gray coat.