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.
February 11th ushered in the first day of New York fashion week, bringing together the greatest minds, influencers and style gurus alike to one of the biggest weeks in fashion. This season I had the chance to go behind the scenes photographing from backstage to the runway, and streetstyle in between, and seeing the magic that is fashion week come to life. From 70’s themed style to eclectic patterns and the classic modern look, this season was definitely one to rival all others, and I am super excited to share my experience with you all. I first off want to give a big thank you to everyone that was apart of this amazing experience, for the designers for sharing their creative genius with all of us and allowing me to get a glimpse of the work that goes into producing a successful show, to my fellow photographers for showing me the ropes and sharing their knowledge, and of course the models who grace the runways and bring the designers’ vision to life. My experiences behind the scenes have molded my perception and created an even deeper appreciation for fashion week. Here are some of my favorite looks that I photographed from all the shows that I was fortunate enough to attend. (All photos taken by me.)
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have always been an avid fan of the button down shirt, whether you pair it up with a clean and polished look or a dressed down one, it is the go to essential that can complete many an outfit. This week I shot model Valeria Leonova in soho, who’s personal style was an ode to the button down mantra. Valeria had just come from a couple of go-sees before our shoot and I immediately loved her outfit. The very masculine yet, edgy look paid homage to the 1920’s look, when women first started sporting trousers. Details on her outfit can be found below.
A few weeks ago I had the chance to photograph Chelsea Ma, by far one of the most down to earth and ambitious individuals, I have met. One of the things that compelled me to photograph her and share her story with you was her aesthetic view on a myriad of things, whether it be fashion, traveling or even life, she is definitely one to inspire. As she pursues a career in design at Parsons New School, she manages to stay grounded in the midst of it all, and how she manages to do so is an accomplishment in and of itself. Be sure the check out her page to get a glimpse of the world through her eyes. Without further adieu here’s Chelsea Ma on the streets on NOLITA.
GREY SWEATER | ZARA BLOUSE | CLUB MONACO BAG | CHANEL
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!
This week I had the opportunity to photograph my good friend Valentina Robayo. Valentina has always had an effortless and great sense of style, ranging from eclectic to trendy but always one that was her own. The challenge this week was to capture images that complimented her outfit and personality and to deviate away from the cliched location spots for photographs. Which is how we found ourselves on Bleeker Street. After having lunch at By. Chloe, which was in the area we decided to just walk around get a feel for the locale and see what worked best. New York City is known for being overrun with taxi’s, and because I love taking risks to get that good shot, it was difficult trying not to get run down by a plethora of vehicles, pedestrians and/or yellow taxi’s. Several photographs later, we managed to get great photo’s that I’m excited to share with you all today. Check it out! Details on her outfit can be found below.
HAT: LACK OF COLOR | JACKET: MAJE | JUMPSUIT: RACHEL ZOE | SHOES: MAISON MARGIELA | BAG: ZARA
Every photographer loves the chance to film/ photograph a subject that inspires them to WANT to photograph them. As a photographer one of the best things about photographing an individual is the emotion and/or enthusiasm you get from the person being photographed, you start to relish that moment and are even more excited to take photo after photo. Because everyone knows that a photographer can be good, but their subject must be better. In a sense it’s a two way street, the dance of give and take, where the subject gives and the photographer takes. Now enough of my endless blathering, today’s blog post is one I am super excited to share!! I had the amazing opportunity to photograph Korean models, Jihye Park and Ji Young Kwak, after walking the Badgley Mischka show. I absolutely loved shooting them!! They brought so much energy, hitting pose after pose and were by far my favorite models during NYFW to photograph. The two friends have been spotted on multiple streetstyle blogs, and on the runway of multiple shows during that week. Without further ado, I am very excited to share with you all these photographs from that day!
New York Fashion Week kicked off Thursday September 10th, and as such there was a hub of excitement and inspiration as hundreds of people poured in from all over the globe to witness, take part in or photograph, the biannual phenomena that is fashion week. Of course fashion week is also a chance for people to showcase their personal style in the hopes of inspiring, awe, shock, confusion, and a plethora of other emotions. I had the chance to photograph such style with camera in hand and document this weeks many looks.
SONYA ESMAN @classisinternal
ASCIA AKF @ascia_akf
CAROL VALLADÅO @stylebr
BRANDON MAURICE @raisedbystyle
HASS MURAD of @sydneymensstyle & ANDRIANA CHIDIAC of @andrianachidiac
SHEA MARIE of @peaceloveshea Caroline Vreeland : @carolinevreeland CAILLI & SAM BECKERMAN of @beckermanblog