For skating at the runway rink, I wanted to put together a 70's inspired roller derby look. Since I was too busy trying to not fall while skating, I decided to take some proper photos of my outfit afterwards in the living room at the TWA hotel. It's a late 60's/early 70's vibe, so I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for this look. The top and shorts were both thrifted finds from this summer, so I was glad to finally get a chance to photograph them together.
A few weekends ago, my friends Katie, Jenna and I went to the TWA hotel for the day. This was the first time I've been back since before the pandemic, so I was so happy to be back. We started the day taking a few pictures before going to the Paris Cafe for lunch and drinks. After a quick wardrobe change, we headed out to the Runway Rink to roller skate. I was finally able to put my Impala Skates that I got during quarantine to good use. I was pretty proud of myself that I didn't fall once! Some more photos and another wardrobe change, and we were back at the Paris Cafe for another drink. We wanted to go to the Connie, but unfortunately it was closed due to a wedding. Overall, it was a great day and I can't wait to go back again.
Every summer, I become less motivated to take outfit photos and post on Instagram. The weather is too hot, engagement on social media is down. It just seems like too much effort for little reward. But something I had a lot of fun with this summer was documenting things on a disposable camera. This summer had it's disappointments for sure, especially weather wise, where we experienced lots of rain and extreme temperatures. But I tried to make the most of it and captured a few of my favorite moments on film. A day trip to Coney Island, a rooftop 4th of July Party, and walks in Central Park. In my opinion, disposable cameras are a great way to remember and appreciate the little things in life.
One of the highlights of this summer was the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island. It was something I missed a lot last year, so I was glad it was back this year. It was a bit more scaled back than usual, but it was nice to spend the day listening to live music and dancing. It was also one of the nicest days of the summer weather wise, so it made the day even better. Until next year...
My sister got me this repurposed Chanel necklace for Christmas and thought it would pair well with this antique mirror my mom recently inherited from my aunt. So I threw on a beret, red lipstick and my favorite turtleneck and mentally transported to France. I'm still dreaming about the day I can get back to Paris, but for now, playing dress up in my room will have to do.