Happy Thanksgiving – I spotted Christian Louboutin’s take on the Christmas tree as I passed his West Village shop on Thanksgiving ~ and just had to give you a peek. Back to people in the next posts. [Image originally posted to my instagram]
To Shop | To Supersize
A Brooklyn Original
– I’ve been craving some indie spirit in streetstyle and found myself in Williamsburg
over the weekend and spotted a couple interesting women in cool coats I’d love you to meet. Jess plays bass for the band The Psyched
and got her colorful coat at one of my favorite Williamsburg vintage shops. She goes to Stacey at the popular Arrojo Studio
for the fringy look. I spotted her coming out of The Future Perfect
on N. 6th and Berry, (one of my favorite stores for cool stuff like this
). Care to peek into her life? She shares a few tidbits in her own words at the bottom.
I was actually born and raised in Bklyn. Went to NYU so have never left! I live in Bushwick now with my boyfriend Steve who is also a bass player in a band called Devin. They’re on FrenchKiss records.
The coat I snagged at Doggy’s a.k.a 10 Foot Single (I think the store has like 10 different names). It’s on N 6th Street by the BQE.
As far as wining and dining goes, I don’t leave my hood unless I have to! I eat a lot of Roberta’s and Momo Sushi Shack.
Next up, you’ll meet a special spirit with a keen eye. Until then, some related posts:
Secret Smile – I spotted former French VOGUE editrix Carine Roitfeld heading into Derek Lam at New York Fashion Week, just a month before her new position as Harper’s Bazaar Global Fashion Director was announced. It’s a new, ambiguous title, so I’ll be interested to see how her influence translates.
Otherwise, so much was made of her ducking into tony NYC hotel The Mark during hurricane Sandy, mainly because another well-known VOGUE editrix was taking refuge there, too. Anway, I love that she went a little va va voom with the jumpsuit zipper and have some fun shots of her gold necklaces swinging in stride. [You can catch a bonus shot on my Instagram.]
Teen Queen - I spotted Norwegian model Frida Aasen in Brooklyn last June and thought I had spotted a human Barbie. I’ve noticed that she’s blowing up lately and thought you’d like to have a peek at this model’s weekend look. She’s an avid equestrian who says she was discovered in her hometown mall. Considering she’s already graced the cover of Dazed & Confused, gotten some major buzz after walking New York Fashion Week and is the face of Nasty Gal’s Holiday 2012 Collection, I predict an interesting year ahead for this distinctive face. [On Instagram: She / Me]
The Waiting – I spotted these models right before Chris Benz’s presentation at Lincoln Center. They’re waiting for their hair to set and it’s going to look crazy crimped. Want to see? Here’s the model with long hair and short hair. (If you watch the whole slideshow, you might recognize Olga Boiko, who I’ve spotted in NYC here). Benz’s collection was a cache of florals and I’m curious if you’re following this news. Gulp.
Coming Next: Everyone’s favorite new ‘it model.’
Easy on the Eyes – I loved spotting Lina around during fashion week, seen above before Derek Lam’s show. It’s always a mixture of patterns, colors and textures and any pattern play just seems to work, much like the woman below I spotted in Tokyo. It’s ironic that she’s wearing a clashing floral combo, Lina’s wearing a clashing stripe combo and they’re each sporting a make-up statement. I’d kill to play in their closets! Do you want to see who Lina was there to shoot? Stay tuned, but here’s a spoiler alert.
Reunited – I spotted Rhianna (above) and Kirsten (below) at Twelv Magazine’s party at Public Assembly in Williamsburg last night. I was obsessed with Rhianna since I saw her outside and managed to track her down in the dense crowd. Turns out she had just run into Kirsten, an old friend from Chicago she hadn’t seen in years (if my facts are right), so they loved that they were shot together.
I was afraid my friend James Bond from LA (yes, his real name) was bored when I ran off to take pix, but he struck up a convo with the mag’s mustachioed photog and a beautiful assassin (at least in my imagination).
Here’s to old friends. Theirs and mine.
Twitter | Facebook | and finally starting my Instagram
Husband & Wife – I spotted model Bradley Soileau outside Milk Studios after he had just walked Alexandre Plokhov’s show. Do you recognize him from Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” video? I also shot this incredible looking woman below, who turned out to be Bradley’s wife and singer Porcelain Black. I dare you to tell me her song “Naughty Naughty” (streaming here) isn’t catchy.
His forehead tattoo says, “War inside my head” (a Suicidal Tendencies song). Her hand tattoo is from the name of her late father’s former hair salon, who she credits for encouraging her individuality. It’s cute how you can tell how much Bradley loves her on twitter (which is how I put the pieces together for this story). He/She/Me.
Bradley Soileau is repped by Red Models NYC & Next Models LA