Last Saturday, my friend Desirae and I shot these photos at Beauty Bar, one of my absolute favorite bars here in NYC. I know I've mentioned Beauty Bar in a previous blog post about my favorite retro inspired bars, but I feel like I needed to dedicate a full post to this place. Beauty Bar was one of the first bars I discovered when I moved here five years ago. It looks like an old school salon, complete with the hair dryer chairs and everything. You can even get your nails done here! They offer a $10 manicure and martini deal (but you can get any drink, doesn't have to be a martini). On the weekends, they have a DJ spinning hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's in the back room. I have actually broken a sweat here because the music is always so good. If you're visiting NYC, I definitely recommend checking this place out!
This shoot was kind of a full circle moment for Desirae and I. We initially met through Instagram, then last July while Desirae was here for work, we met IRL for the first time. One of the first things we did was go to Beauty Bar. I had a feeling it would be right up Desirae's alley, since she is also a retro girl at heart. Now a year later, Desirae has officially just moved to New York. I think it's funny our first shoot together here in NYC ended up being in the first place we met a year ago. Instagram definitely has it's ups and downs, but one thing you can't deny is it's amazing ability to connect people who might not have otherwise crossed paths in real life.
Dress: vintage; Bow: Claire's; Watch: MVMT; Saddle Shoes: Eastland Shoes
Location: Beauty Bar (Manhattan, NYC)