It’s funny when you try to get someone that lives uptown down to Brooklyn from the day. They may reluctantly trek down to the borough—often kicking and screaming—as though you were dragging them out of the country for a quick trip.
It wasn’t far off from that when I suggested for a cool photoshoot location my graffiti wall backyard, as seen here, to the Upper East Side based photographer, Damon Hall-Booth. He never comes down to my neck of the woods, which happens to be one of the trendiest spots in the world at the moment. (#Humblebrag). Now, after this shoot, he found himself shooting down here a couple of weeks later.
Brooklyn has gotten a bad rep lately for just being full of hipsters and strollers, but there’s really a big fashion scene here, as evident by designers like Alexander Wang and Dior showing their collections here. My ‘hood even now has a Barney’s, Intermix, Rag & Bone and soon to have a J.Crew.
Speaking of mixing hi and lo fashion, it was important to me to feature both local indie designers, big designer names and of course more affordable pieces, as that’s what Brooklyn fashion is all about.
ABOVE | Zara hat, top and skirt, E.Kammeyer bracelet
ABOVE | Deivie top // Marc Jacobs // Vans sunglasses // stylist’s own ribbon
ABOVE | Topshop top // Zara skirt // Urban Ears headphones
ABOVE LEFT | Deivie dress // Zara bag | RIGHT | Deivie top and skirt
ABOVE | Topshop top and jacket // Rosin hat
ABOVE | See By Chloe dress // White Chocolate jacket // stylist’s own necklace
ABOVE | T by Alexander Wang dress // Topshop sweater // ASOS socks // E.Kammeyer earcuff
ABOVE LEFT | Adidas x Topshop jacket // K.Belo swimsuit // Brian Lichtenberg hat |
ABOVE RIGHT | vintage Prada jacket // K.Belo swimsuit // Adidas x Topshop pants // ASOS backpack
PHOTOGRAPHY | Damon Hall-Booth
STYLING | Liz Teich
HAIR/MAKEUP | Ashley Rike
PHOTO ASSISTANT | Soraya Kim
STYLIST ASSISTANT | Nick Adedokun
MODELS | Maria & Nathalie of Frame