Friday, August 3, 2012

The Snapshot: A Brief Montage

Wow.  I can't believe how quickly those two months have gone by.  Now I know what it must feel like to be a parent and stare at their reckless being of a teenager, while yearning for their younger days....or something like that.  New York has been an experience, that of learning, hardship, bravery, intensity, but mostly, a sh**-ton of fun.  

Maintaing two internships (The Reformation & 100% NY for all those who weren't listening), meeting friends, and surviving in the city wasn't easy but I can say I've grown in more ways than just my sense of style.  

And if New York can't break me, nothing can.  

Oh Mai, I knew you shouldn't have bought that dress...

These things are brutal.

Central Park

Highline Park

Wacko musicians

A pizza pie is a work of art.

Sarah, a fellow Reformation intern and from Germany!

4th of July brunch (from left to right: Sima aka Roomie, Tiffany, and Jing)

Kari being a model, fellow intern at Reformation

(We were those girls who thought they were cute while everyone looks on in disgust)

Brighton beach

Coney Island

Damn, missed the hot dog eating contest...

Katz Delicatessen

Oh Lady Liberty, why must you be under construction?

Flatiron building, no idea why people think this is such an important monument

Indian food on Curry Row!

Ah the city lights.

Just up to no good.

What an irresistibly impractical accessory...I should have bought it, but I somehow restrained myself from wearing my love for this city.

Another angle for you.

Bryant Park, from crack dealers to magic.

New friend, Alex, in Time Square, looks like my trip has made a full circle.  How...metaphoric?

Thanks to all who tuned in, 
come back for more insane DIY's, updates, and ridiculous fashion advice :)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Snapshot: Something Sweet

What is that adorable cookie staring at me in the window?  I was initially intimidated by the name, I mean who spells macaron with just one "o" when it's said like it has two?  Those people don't make any sense.  But thankfully the ones who actually made the desserts were a little smarter.  The price for one was a bit of a shocker ($2.75 for a tiny ass cookie!) but this, in all seriousness, was the BEST thing I have ever put into my mouth.  Bisous ciao, you are my new best friend.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Snapshot: Say Cheese

While innocently wandering the streets of Soho I was suddenly approached by a girl with a camera.  Before getting a visual I wasn't too pleased at the thought of being bothered by a potential mugger/salesman/beggar but I unwillingly turned around.  Instead of a threat, some twenty-something year old girl asked to take a picture of us interns.  How nice :)

Take a look!  

(Sorry I couldn't upload the actual picture to the blog...)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Snapshot: Knowledge Is Power

It's not hard to be aware of what New York is known for......their fashion, duh!  My day was open and I stumbled on a link for "Mike's" tours of the garment district in Midtown Manhattan.  I was interested, especially by the price (which was nothing at all) and set out for my next GREAT adventure.  We met by the statue below and were then led by an energetic and sarcastic man, at least in his seventies, around the area.  He explained historical details explaining everything from the state flag to the pavement, most of which pertaining to fashion.  Unfortunately it was a Sunday, therefore we couldn't venture into areas in which the tour usually took place; Mood fabrics, fashion showrooms, and factories.  I would definitely take this tour again during the week and experience everything it has to offer!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Snapshot: Is This A Joke?

I would like to pass on some practical advice to all those newbies in New York City.  Never.....ever buy comedy tickets in Times Square.  Yes, they will heckle you.  Yes, it will feel like you are getting a good deal.  But if you were, they wouldn't be needing to sell these tickets on the street now, would they?  This weekend I finally decided to take advantage of my hastily purchased tickets to Dangerfield's Comedy and thankfully kept my expectations nice and low.  

The show included about five comedians, sorry no Tina Fey's here.  I had a few good chuckles here and there, just to keep me distracted from my empty wallet, I'm sure. Though the tickets took care of the "cover" charge, we still had to pay around $60 by the end of the night, just to take care of the two drink per person minimum.  But hey, I got these from Times who wants to buy some comedy tickets??

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Snapshot: Lobster For Dinner

Ah, the Jersey Shore.  Don't be fooled by this picturesque landscape, I swear the sun is ten thousand times amplified here than even on the equator.  For some reason I decided that I was invincible to the sun though it looks like I was wrong.  From superhero to lobster, the swap was immediate and blindsiding.  Let's say I've learned my lesson the hard way...well for now at least.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Snapshot: Ghetto Car Wash

Just thought I would share this technique to all those drivers on a budget out there, we all know gas prices aren't getting any cheaper.  While walking to the train from an interview, I spotted this van slowly inching through the water blasting from the fire hydrant.  Keep it classy Brooklyn.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Snapshot: I Am A Spy

My apologies in advance for these poor quality photos, but you must realize what extreme circumstances at which they were taken...between the judgmental stares of security I braved all and shot at my own mercy.  An act somewhat comparable to scaling the empire state building....or anything else a secret agent would do.

The exhibit took place at the MET Museum in New York and featured two designers, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Elsa whom designed mostly for the top half of the woman, and Muiccia for the bottom.  Together they make the perfect yet clashing pair, completing a look not intended for the common wallflower.  For more details, check out the museum's page.