Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Playing with my new lens on Steinway

On Sunday my ancient camera underwent a transformation. I scored an amazing new lens for $15 at my favorite flea market on 11th and A (post coming soon) and it felt like the first day of the rest of my life. It's a fixed zoom, making full-body shots a huge challenge, but I'm in love. To celebrate, I was meeting my friends Gaby and Rachel at one of (what was) our favorite Salvation Armies, right off of the Steinway stop. In Queens. Three stops out of the city, mind you, but still, Queens. Let that emphasize how special this location really is.
After an extensive in-store photoshoot, I was yelled at by an employee who then forced me to delete all of the pictures I had taken in the store while she watched. I argued how cute the pictures were, but to no avail. She had me delete them all. This is why I want everyone reading this to go to the Salvation Army by Steinway, take a ton of photos and then RUN AWAY. 
Here are some pictures of Gaby and smoke and Queens (I'm a sucker for anything festive).

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FriendStyle: Katie Rapheal (Krapheal)

Katie Rapheal.
Inspired by Hello Kitty, Sid Vicious, Marc Bolan, Karen O, Chloe Sevigny and Courtney Love.
Works at Guvnor's, vintage clothing store.

Most of the clothes are vintage finds, many from Guvnor's. As well as a black Forever 21 dress and shorts and a skirt from American Apparel. 
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Friday, November 18, 2011


Nello has the best gazpacho in the world and it also looks like a yin yang!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

FriendStyle: Martina Cox

This is Martina.
Her style is inspired by Cherie Currie, Annie Lenox, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, Hunter S. Thompson and Edna St. James. 
Her favorite designers are Comme Des Garçons, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Jeremy Scott, Luella, Rag and Bone and Alexander Wang. 
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Her wardrobe and most of the looks shown consist mainly of thrifted and vintage pieces, many of which she then customizes and/or tailors. The blue denim jacket with the cheetah print back panel was made by her. 
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