Just breathe! is what I kept saying to myself as I climbed up the fire escape to the roof of this building. As I mentioned before the best part of the breather was yet to come. I probably shouldn’t mention that we decided to climb out the window and onto the roof of the smaller building next door. Once we were on the roof of that building we (Mr. Yearn & I) took the liberty of climbing up the fire escape onto the Breather’s roof. What a nice view! This happened to be one of the coldest days this winter but even though it was cold it was such a sunny and beautiful day. I decided to wear my faux fur coat I found thrifting two years ago and layer as much as possible to stay warm. Due to the weather we were only up there for a few minutes but it was all worth it.
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!
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.
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.
One of the best parts of the city are the hidden gems. They say the best “Chinatown” is in New York City and whoever said it wasn’t lying. The neighborhood is foreign yet welcoming at the same time. I remember this day being cold with just the right amount of sun. We were able to access the roof of a 6-story building and see breath taking views. The walls on the roof were filled with graffiti and gave the building such character. My look of the day consisted of a faux fur jacket, leatherette joggers and basic pumps.