New York Men’s Week kicked off on January 31st with the customary NYMD presentations at Dune Studios, featuring a plethora of promising designers such as Uri Minkoff, Robert James, Max N’ Chester, Krammer Stoudt, David Hart, Woodhouse, and many more. These talented designers brought a mixture of eccentric, grungy, urban, minimalistic and sporty vibes to their presentations. The 70’s were making a comeback, from the likes of Todd Snyder, Thaddeus O’Neil, as well as the minimalistic edgy vibes of Loris Diran. Corduroy was definitely the statement comeback piece of the season, as I noticed that it made many a comeback from both NYMD and throughout some shows later on in the week. Statement pieces were also quite the staple this season as well. As always I wanted to go home with many a piece from every collection, but I will have to settle for waiting to purchase one of my own.
After what seemed like a never ending tundra that is New York City weather, the sun finally decided to grace us with warm weather, and what better way to do that with a fun photoshoot in soho with your best friend. Donned in head to toe winter/ spring attire we took to the cobbled stoned streets of Lafeyette in SOHO with talented photographer Ivana Miric capturing every moment. We selected these outfits because of it’s winter/ spring versatility, adding on to that are my favorite go to statement jewelry pieces from Gramerci Designs, the watch of every minimalists dream from Marc Bale, and my black and gold specs from zerouv.
Happy belated New Year to you all! Marking the new year with my first post of January, I thought I would go a different route this course, with the tables (or lens in this case), turned towards me. Instead of the usual focus on others and “hiding” behind my camera I decided, (with the coercion of a friend) to take that step in front of the camera. At first I was a little apprehensive as I am not as comfortable in front of the lens as I am behind, but it soon became second nature. I’m especially looking forward to sharing this look with you all, a very simple yet casual approach to the ever-dropping temperature in New York city. As the weather gets colder people tend to struggle to find that perfect look, but to also stay warm. In this look I am wearing probably one of the warmest and most comfortable sweaters, from Gudrun & Gudrun, the classic turtleneck with slight bell sleeves, were what sold me on this look, it being comfortable was the cherry on top. Pairing it up with a vintage coat and jeans made for the perfect winter look.
Lily Montasser creator and editor of Demeler, is one to watch as she is as one NYC’s biggest fashion influencers, her carefree, yet chic style is her trademark, as she blogs about her travel experiences, fashion, and her style as a whole. Outfit details are posted below. Enjoy!
“Ballet : a theatrical art form using dancing, music, and scenery to convey a story, theme, or atmosphere”
I have always appreciated and admired how beautiful and graceful a ballet dancer looked, the poise they project was something I have always wanted to capture on film, the ethereal allure and artistry of a dancer that commands attention was what I wanted to project this week when I photographed dancers Madison Booth and Evan Supple. Both hail from Toronto, Canada where they trained for some number of years at Elite Danceworx in the GTA, The location of the shoot was in the South street seaport area, coincidentally on Halloween, where the challenge was trying to find a good spot for photos whilst navigating the costumed crowds. Both dancers were a joy to photograph bringing their own personality and gravitas to the shoot, The emotion and artistry conveyed during the shoot was reflected in the collection of photographs I am super happy to share with you today!