Last weekend I crossed another summer bucket list item off my list- Asbury Park. This is another trip I try to make every summer. I started with brunch at Cardinal and then went into the vintage stores. Then I took photos, got ice cream and strolled the boardwalk before taking the train home.
A few weeks ago I made my annual trip to Coney Island. I have gone at least once almost every summer since moving to NYC. I went with my friend GG and this was the first time she’s been. We rode the wonder wheel together and she also went on the cyclone, both are two of the original rides dating back to the 20s. We also got fries and hot dogs at Nathan’s, got ice cream on the boardwalk, went in the little historical museum, and got some souvenirs. It was a really hot and humid day, but really fun.
Earlier this year I read a book about JCrew and it inspired my style for this summer. I naturally gravitate towards preppy and nautical style in the summer, but I was really inspired by they heyday of Jcrew in the early 80s. I was so happy when my friend Holly found this vintage tennis dress for me.
A few weeks ago I binged watched “Welcome to Chippendales” on Hulu. It was a great show that takes place in the late 70s/early 80s and I got inspired by the show to create a look that would fit in during that time period.
A few weeks ago my friend Emily and I went to check out Deux Chats, an adorable bar in Brooklyn, while she was in town visiting from Atlanta. It was so cute and had the best vintage vibes, would definitely recommend.
This outfit in these photos is from Rihoas, which I shot for their International Women's Day Campaign. Even though it was a sunny day, it was still chilly out, so I opted to take these photos inside my apartment. I wanted to encompass a self love and female empowerment vibe, so I combined a quote I like a lot from Persian Poet and a concept from Amorousabyss.
I spent an afternoon the week between Christmas and New Years at one of my favorite places: Happy Medium- an art cafe located in Chinatown. They host open studios where you can pick your medium, collage, clay, watercolor, charcoal, etc. This day I happened to pick watercolor. One of my goals for 2023 is to do more creative things off my phone and social media.
As the second part of the Nordstrom campaign, I did a separate solo shoot, as seen here. It was fun to get glammed up and listen to 70's disco music while shooting these. Overall, I was pretty pleased with how both shoots turned out.
For the holidays I worked on a campaign with Nordstrom. The concept for the campaign was 70's and 80's disco, so it was right up my alley. Part of a requirement of the campaign was to include friends, so my friends Diane and Holly were kind enough to play dress up with me.