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New Year | New Things

Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to ring in the new year in one of my favorite looks, from this past holiday season, the perfect ensemble to a holiday event, the ideal New Years Eve look, ect. These gorgeous pieces from Dear Freedom, immediately caught my eye because of the unique geometric patterns of the top and the edgy design of the white culottes. This look paired with my favorite pair of Charles and Keith white slip-ons  and lily- kit choker made for the ideal outfit!

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Photography by Felix Javier of Freedom Photography

SHOP THE LOOK

WHITE CULOTTES | DEAR FREEDOM

TRANSPARENT TOP | DEAR FREEDOM

CHOKER | LILY KITI

WHITE CROSS BAND SNEAKERS | CHARLES & KEITH

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FASHIONWEEK ESSENTIALS

Whether you’re on the go or just pressed for time, these must have essentials during the fashion month are the way to go! So during NYFW, my social media was flooded with questions on what my go to products/appliances are to survive the jungle that is fashion week, here are some of my picks that helped me get through the week!!

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Sunglasses | SMOKE & MIRRORS  Earrings | RUE GEMBON  Headphone | SUDIO SWEDEN Watch | FJORD TIMEPIECES Oil Absorbing Sheets |CLEAN & CLEAR

My Lo and Sons camera bag was the real MVP during this especially hectic week, besides the fact that it is a camera bag for ladies, it was convenience in bag form, with a removable compartment to place both your camera and other necessities, the simplicity of carrying my camera with the stylish appearance of a handbag.

Next up were my Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla headphones, now when I mention convenience these headphones take the cake. Whenever I take photos my headphones tend to get tangled with my bag or my camera straps making it harder to access my phone, whilst detangling my headphones, but not these ones. The Vasa Bla headphones are wireless headphones that connect with your phone via bluetooth for up to 8 hours of studio quality sound with long battery life, they are extremely light and offers so much freedom when I’m taking photos, not to mention that it also comes with multiple ear sleeve sizes, so you don’t have to worry about your headphones slipping out!

A cool pair of sunglasses where do I even start? The right pair can go a long way , and add that extra “cool” factor to any outfit, of course this is especially beneficial when one is vying for those coveted, street style shots. My shades from Smoke and Mirrors were my token go to sunglasses.

Water is literally your best friend! I cannot express, how important it is to stay hydrated, during the week running from show to show, it is especially imperative that you carry something to small to snack on while traveling in between shows. In a majority of the venues, beverages were provided which put exhaustion to a halt but if you didn’t have the luxury of taking a breather carrying a bottle of water is the way to go!

Keeping track of time is of course the number one priority during the fashion month and what better way to tell time with style, with my silver Fjord timepiece, I am THAT person that tends to veer away from over the top,” loud ” colors when it comes to watches and this one is far from that, it’s that timepiece that goes with almost everything you wear!

Band aids, bobby pins and  a small compact brush go a long way and no they won’t all be used together, but for those of us that choose to wear our highest heels or break in those new pair of loafers you purchased specifically for the fashion month, (I am guilty of this) your band aid, (or band- aids) should and will be a constant companion during these trying times, trust me on this one ! Or just save yourself the trouble and invest in a pair of fast flats!

Google maps will never lead you astray, there will be the chance that many of the shows will be offsite, should you happen to take the subway or need to tell your uber where to go organizing where which show is and when will really help, having a planner to tell you what shows are when are where will alleviate so much unnecessary stress.

How could I forget! PHONE CHARGER! Or a portable one at that, has saved many a blogger/ photographer during the fashion month, granted that many of the venues have charging stations, but it just feels a lot better when you have your phone charging in your hand as opposed to waiting for it to do so. Anything can happen during fashion week and missing those Instagram or Snapchat moments can be disappointing.

Besides these essentials, there are many more that I cannot conjure up at the moment, but as a photographer, having an extra set of memory cards are a plus of course! These and many more are the way to go, so if you have the chance to set out to London, Milan, Seoul, Paris ect. or even right here in New York, for fashion week, these items are perfect!

 

 

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VALERIA LEONOVA| SOHO

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.

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JACKET|BALENCIAGA     TROUSERS|EMANUEL UNGARO     BOOTS|ACNE STUDIO

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ACCESSORIES | GRAMERCI DESIGNS

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BLOUSE | EQUIPMENT

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Balenciaga leather jacket| Equipment blouse|Emanuel Ungaro trousers

Gramerci accessories| Acne studio boots| Brandon Blackwood bag

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CHELSEA MA | NOLITA

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.

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GREY SWEATER | ZARA   BLOUSE | CLUB MONACO   BAG | CHANEL

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JACKET | MANGO

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DEMELER | SOHO

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!

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SUNGLASSES | OLIVER PEOPLE

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JEANS | ATELIER : BLOUSE | VINCE  : JACKET |BLK DENIM

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BOOTS | ZARA

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DRESS | ISSEY MIYAKE : BLOUSE | ALEXANDER WANG : BOOTS | MARGIELA

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BLOUSE | VINCE

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SUNGLASSES | PRADA

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Valentina Robayo | STREETSTYLE : BLEEKER ST.

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

HAT: LACK OF COLOR | JACKET: MAJE | JUMPSUIT: RACHEL ZOE | SHOES: MAISON MARGIELA | BAG: ZARA

VALENTINA ROBAYO| @varobayo

VALENTINA ROBAYO| @varobayo

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HAT: LACK OF COLOR | GLASSES: THIERRY LASRY

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SHOES : MAISON MARGIELA

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GLASSES: THIERRY LASRY

GLASSES: THIERRY LASRY

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NYFW | NEW YORK FASHION WEEK S/S 2016

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 Instagram : @classisinternal

SONYA ESMAN
@classisinternal

ASCIA AKF Instagram : @ascia_akf

ASCIA AKF
@ascia_akf

CAROL VALLADÅO @stylebr

CAROL VALLADÅO
@stylebr

BRANDON MAURICE @raisedbystyle

BRANDON MAURICE
@raisedbystyle

HASS MURAD of @sydneymensstyle & ANDRIANA CHIDIAC of @andrianachidiac

HASS MURAD of @sydneymensstyle &
ANDRIANA CHIDIAC of
@andrianachidiac

SHEA MARIE of @peaceloveshea Caroline Vreeland Instagram : @carolinevreeland CAILLI & SAM BECKERMAN of @beckermanblog

SHEA MARIE of @peaceloveshea
Caroline Vreeland : @carolinevreeland CAILLI & SAM BECKERMAN of @beckermanblog

CLASSIC GENTLEMEN

@elegantmenstyle

PAU DICTADO @paudictado

PAU DICTADO
@paudictado

SARAH TEIMA @sarahteima

SARAH TEIMA
@sarahteima

CAITLIN BRIGHT @fashionablycait

CAITLIN BRIGHT
@fashionablycait

MERLOT

MERLOT

SYDNEY WAGSTAFF @syd_knee

SYDNEY WAGSTAFF
@syd_knee

ALEXANDRA STEVENS @kittennuggets

ALEXANDRA STEVENS
@kittennuggets

MAYGEL CORONEL @maygelcoronel

MAYGEL CORONEL
@maygelcoronel

LUISA BRASIL @mequetrefismos

LUISA BRASIL
@mequetrefismos

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CAROLINE RENAE @carolinerenae

CAROLINE RENAE
@carolinerenae

JENNA GOTTLIEB @jennagott

JENNA GOTTLIEB
@jennagott

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

ATENAS HERNÁNDEZ @atenashernandez

ATENAS HERNÁNDEZ
@atenashernandez

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

NATALIE LIAO @natalieliao_

NATALIE LIAO
@natalieliao_

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NEGIN MIRSALEHI @negin_mirsalehi

NEGIN MIRSALEHI
@negin_mirsalehi