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Photography: LaQuann Dawson Name: M.L. Thompson Age: 24 Occupation: Poet, Editor, and Graduate Student at The New School Neighborhood: Bushwick M.L. Thompson’s Instagram handle is @dreamyuncle, and that is a pretty accurate description of his style. “I sort of have an old man aesthetic,” M.L. told me as we sat across the coffee table at our photographer’s (and M.L’s boyfriend’s), apartment and studio. Look at his outfits and you can see for yourself: M.L. artfully mixes old man essentials...
PHOTOGRAPHY: DP Jolly MAKEUP: Tahira NAME: Shelly Samuel AKA Shoegal4ever AGE: 41 NEIGHBORHOOD: Kensington, Brooklyn There is something to be said about the power of playing dress up in your parent’s closet. For Kensington resident, Shelly Samuel, that power came in the form of a pair of red strap sandals her mother owned. “They were so pretty and sophisticated,” Shelly recalls while showing me the first two looks of our shoot. “I felt as though they were speaking to me.” Her mother...
I turn the corner onto Bedford from North 7th St. in Williamsburg and I’m greeted by a woman’s nipples pointing through her thin t-shirt. While the women of North Brooklyn have always been boundary-pushing with their fashion choices, I realize I am definitely witnessing something, some kind of movement, because these nipples are not a one-off, but a pair part of something larger. I do a quick google search to confirm my suspicion and...
While beach eats have improved exponentially in recent years, so too have the offerings at the city’s numerous high-end hotel pools, which offer an opportunity to see and be seen in your skimpiest suit, multiple stories above the city. So if you’re tired of sunbathing in the sand with the hoi polloi at Coney Island, stretch out on a chaise surrounded by skyline, with a Moscow Mule and lobster roll instead. The William Vale: Andrew...

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