The Way We Dress Now: Prospect Heights Street Style

For our September print issue—the style issue—we sent our photographers to ten Brooklyn neighborhoods (from Greenpoint, to Flatbush, and eight others in between) to document the way Brooklyn is dressing now. Style is different than fashion, and our goal was to capture the highly individual, creative, and inspiring styles representative of the people who sported them, and the spirit of the neighborhoods in which they walked. This is Prospect Heights.
Lisa Roth | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Lisa Roth, 43

Occupation
School Consultant
Where are you headed?
Milk Bar
Tell us about your outfit?
It’s a romper. I love a good one piece.
Favorite item of clothing?
Jeans and a tee shirt.
One piece you covet more than any other?
I have a weakness for great bags
Style icon?
Alanna Stang
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
Paris (any decade)

Alanna Stang | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016Alanna Staug, 40+

Occupation
Freelance Editor
Where are you headed?
Lunch
Tell us about your outfit?
Light and breezy because it’s hot!
Style icon?
Lisa Roth
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
Paris

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Cathenne Ali-Simoen, 21

Occupation
Student
Where are you headed?
Manchester
Tell us about your outfit?
Hollister dress, Converse shoes
Store where most of your clothes are from?
missguided.com

Susana Micolta, 20

Occupation
Student
 Where are you headed?
Manhattan
Tell us about your outfit?
All from Zara
One piece you covet more than any other?
My rayban aviators
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Zara
Style icon?
Olivia Palermo
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
90s/80s

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Sadie Benson + Beatriz Benson, 12 + 9

Where are you headed?
Used book store
Tell us about your outfit?
Sadie: Zara Overalls
Beatriz: L Train Vintage
Favorite item of clothing?
Overalls
One piece you covet more than any other?
Sadie: I keep growing out of shorts!
Beatriz: Nice dusty pink sweater
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Zara & H&M
Style icon?
Sarah Sofie Flicker, Eva Gutowski
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
1990s

Marion Murphy | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016Marion Murphy, 70+

Occupation
Retired
Where are you headed?
To the book shop

Dave Lonergan | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016Dave Lonergan, 57

Occupation
pastry chef
Where are you headed?
Home

Olivia Watts | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Olivia Watts, 24

Occupation
stylist
Where are you headed?
Grocery store
Tell us about your outfit?
Vans and Zara
Favorite item of clothing?
Red Altuzarra shoes and white vans
One piece you covet more than any other?
Vintage fur vest for the winter
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Vintage or honestly great finds from Zara
Style icon?
So many Italians!
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
The 50s

Robert 'HO6' Dyer | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016Robert ‘Hog’ Dyar, 30

Occupation
Producer/Manager
Where are you headed?
Breaky
Tell us about your outfit?
1990s French Alps & Detroit urban techno after party
Favorite item of clothing?
Socks!
One piece you covet more than any other?
Shorts
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Salvation Army
Style icon?
Steve McQueen
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
60s

Josh Goleman | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Josh Goleman, 31

Occupation
Photographer
Where are you headed?
Home
Tell us about your outfit?
Representing folk fibers from Austin. Casual and ready for work.
Favorite item of clothing?
A denim shirt
Style icon?
RH Dycer
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
Paris

Murphy Munday | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016Murph Munday, 31

Occupation
Producer
Where are you headed?
To Work
Tell us about your outfit?
Casual and cool cuz it’s hot out!
Favorite item of clothing?
My railroad stripe pants
One piece you covet more than any other?
Denim hand-me-down button on that I stitched a design on the shoulders—complete with holes in the pits!
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Anthropologie
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
30s

Eric Medsker | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016Eric Medsker, 31

Occupation
Photographer
Where are you headed?
Coffee and then work
Tell us about your outfit?
Linen—it’s cooler that way
Favorite item of clothing?
Sunglasses from Italy bought recently on our honeymoon
Store where most of your clothes are from?
J Crew, Frank and Oak

Nikhil Shah | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Nikhil Shah, 33

Occupation
Entrepreneur
Where are you headed?
Some brunch
Tell us about your outfit?
Patterns all the way. Style and comfort. Taking the festival to the streets.
Favorite item of clothing?
My patterned African pants. I have a wardrobe full of them.
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Markets, sample sales, and thrift stores
Style icon?
i

Petra | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Petra, 40

Occupation
Interaction Designer
Where are you headed?
Home

Jason Diamond | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Jason Diamond, 36

Occupation
Editor
Where are you headed?
Work
Tell us about your outfit?
Bonobos shirt. I like the embroidered flowers. Makes me think of Gram Parsons. Cubs hat (always) and a Russ + Daughters bag
Favorite item of clothing?
My watch my wife bought me for our anniversary
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Brooks Brothers
Style icon?
Boyz 2 Men
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
New York in the 50s

Matthew Woolsey | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Matthew Woolsey, 33

Occupation
Digital Media
Where are you headed?
Lunch in Manhattan, walking to the bridge
Tell us about your outfit?
Lightweight, light colors for the heat, Vans for walking

Lauren Adams | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Lauren Adams, 34

Occupation
Actor
Where are you headed?
To get an iced coffee
Tell us about your outfit?
The dress is from verlance and it’s thin and cool (temperature wise) and easy to throw on
Favorite item of clothing?
Jeans. All jeans. If it’s not 100 degrees I’m in jeans.
One piece you covet more than any other?
White sneakers. I’m not put together enough to keep them white.
Store where most of your clothes are from?
I try to buy conflict free so Everlane is a big one for me.
Style icon?
French women
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration San Fran in the 60s

Laura | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016Laura, 33

Occupation
Film Editor
Where are you headed?
Bloomberg for work
Tell us about your outfit?
Aldo shoes, Wesc Dress, Cambridge Satchel Company

Rafael Pocasangre | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016

Rafael Pocasangre, 34

Occupation
Marketing
Where are you headed?
Work
Tell us about your outfit?
Tried to find the lightest clothing to wear on this sweltering day

Lacee Jawbs | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016Lacee Jacobs, 27

Occupation
Commercial Real Estate
Where are you headed?
Williamsburg
Tell us about your outfit?
Tee shirt found on Poshmark, Brother in law’s work shirt around waist
Favorite item of clothing?
Leather mini skirt
Style icon?
Rihanna
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
Harlem 70s

Hannah Njoku | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016 Hannah Njoku

Occupation
Education Consulting
Where are you headed?
Home
Tell us about your outfit?
Airy, colorful, and casual
Favorite item of clothing?
Blue tie-dye kaftan
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Pretty Girl
Style icon?
Myself
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
Totally Nigeria in the 70s

Knyasia Cordes | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016

Kny Cordes, 22

Tell us about your outfit?
Thought I should wear my favorite “mom” jeans from Urban since I was out with the “kids”
Favorite item of clothing?
My shoes. They’re super comfy and are down to walk through anything.
One piece you covet more than any other?
Definitely my earrings
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Urban Outfitters and random thrifts
Style icon?
Lisa Bonet & I love Afro-Boho style
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
80s

Nashan Walker | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016Nashan Walker, 34

Where are you headed?
Home
Tell us about your outfit?
H&M shirt and shorts, Steve Madden shoes
Favorite item of clothing?
Shoes
Store where most of your clothes are from?
H&M or Uniqlo
Style icon?
Varvatos
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
Ancient Greece or Egypt

Carlos Silva | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016Carlos Silva, 33

Occupation
photographer
Where are you headed?
home
Favorite item of clothing?
My hat and shoes
One piece you covet more than any other?
sneakers  
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Ben Sherman
Style icon?
Bboy

Tiffany | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016

Tiffany, 16


A.V. Rockwell | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016AV Rockwell, 26

Occupation
Filmmaker
Where are you headed?
Just cruising on my bike
Tell us about your outfit?
I forgot about these pants until last week, trying to make room in my closet. They’re comfy!
Favorite item of clothing?
My sneakers (Reeboks)
One piece you covet more than any other?
Oversized tee shirts
Store where most of your clothes are from?
It’s always random, which is part of the fun!
Style icon?
Grace Jones
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
1950s/60s NY — Harlem street style

Stephanie Yu | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016Stephanie Yu, 25

Occupation
Student
Where are you headed?
The Market NYC (Williamsburg)
Tell us about your outfit?
Purse is from a thrift shop in Montreal. Skirt is a hand me down from my sister. Shirt is from Zara and cardigan from Uniqlo.
Favorite item of clothing?
Polka dot skirt
One piece you covet more than any other?
Skirts (I never wear pants)
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Thrift stores or from my sister

Sarah Bradley | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | July 27, 2016Sarah Bradley, 30

Occupation
Drama Therapist
Tell us about your outfit?
It’s from Topshop
Favorite item of clothing?
Comfy Shoes

31_StephenBelinfante_NFS-PROSPECT HEIGHTS-4374Stephen Belinfante, 62

Occupation
Artist
Where are you headed?
Williamsburg
Favorite item of clothing?
Hat
One piece you covet more than any other?
Hat
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Uniqlo
Style icon?
My wife

Sue Belinfante | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016

Sue Belinfante, 56

Occupation
Teacher
Where are you headed?
Williamsburg
Favorite item of clothing?
Shirt
One piece you covet more than any other?
Vivenne Westwood Jacket
Store where most of your clothes are from?
TJ Maxx
Style icon?
Issey Miyake
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
1920s

32_SahanaRawakrishnan_NFS-PROSPECT HEIGHTS-4377Sahana Ranakrishnau, 22

Occupation
Freelance artist
Where are you headed?
Brooklyn Musuem
Tell us about your outfit?
Got it 2 days ago! Love emboridery!
Favorite item of clothing?
Whatever sneakers feel most comfortable. White shirt with my favorite necklace
One piece you covet more than any other?
My favorite embroidered necklace
Store where most of your clothes are from?
All over
Style icon?
Frida Kahlo

Erum Khan | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016Erim Kham, 25

Occupation
Artist
Where are you headed?
Home to get ready
Tell us about your outfit?
Park/tanning clothing
Favorite item of clothing?
Dress
One piece you covet more than any other?
Bracelet

Macon McGiness | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016Macon McGinnis, 23

Occupation
Designer

Isabel Bichara | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016

Isabel Bichara, 20

Occupation
Tattoo Artist
Where are you headed?
On my way to meet SoHo
Tell us about your outfit?
It’s all from a thrift shop back home in Rio and the whole outfit must have cost about 7 reais, which is about 3 dollars. Very cheap.
Favorite item of clothing?
Pants
One piece you covet more than any other?
The shoes I’m wearing
Store where most of your clothes are from?
Thrift shop and flea market
Style icon?
My mom in the 80s, Grace Jones, Patra
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
The 80s and maybe Jamaica

Alem-Lebe Thomas| Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016Alem-Lebe Thomas, 18

Occupation
Student
Where are you headed?
Brooklyn Museum
Tell us about your outfit?
Brought it simply together
Favorite item of clothing?
Shoes
One piece you covet more than any other?
Yeezy Boost 350
Store where most of your clothes are from?
H&M and Zara
Style icon?
Kanye
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
90s New York

Janice Shyu | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016

Janice Shyu, 29

Occupation
Physical Therapist
Where are you headed?
Brewery
Tell us about your outfit?
Clothes from the GAP and Ray Bans
Favorite item of clothing?
Flowy loose articles of clothing

Jay S. | Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn | August 3, 2016

Jay S, Late 20s

Occupation
Advertising
Where are you headed?
Next stop!
Tell us about your outfit?
Playin hooky from work
What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration
50s

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