Age: 29 Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy Most Likely To: Share TMI Favorite Quote: “We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” ― Carson McCullers Since the rise of social media over the past few years, the fashion cycle has sped up. Trends come and go with such aggression that it’s sometimes hard to keep up. Collections that should have...
PHOTOGRAPHY Sabella Kahn I don’t want to say that blondes have more fun, but when I’m blonde I do feel like the best damn version of myself. I’ve been dying my hair platinum for around two years now, but the color was always quick to fade into a brassy yellow. There had to be some sort of solution that would keep me satisfied with both my color and maintenance routine. Enter The Bird House, a hair...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly NAME Holly Elizabeth Rice OCCUPATION Writer and Plus-Size Youtuber AGE 25 NEIGHBORHOOD Bushwick When I pull up to Holly's crib and she shows me her looks for the shoot, I notice—almost immediately—that, of the three outfits, only one includes a coat. Wanting to make sure that she was knew it was brick-ass-cold outside, and it was outside and not inside that these pictures were being taken I ask her, "Are you gonna be good?" Without even looking at me Holly responds, "I'm from Nova Scotia......
PHOTOGRAPHY: Joshua Scott Last week Wednesday, Scotch and Soda joined DUMBO’s burgeoning retail scene, with the opening of their second Brooklyn store at 76 Front Street. We joined forces with the Amsterdam-based brand to celebrate the new location. The night was filled with outfit try-ons (and purchases!), yummy bites, drinks by Sexton Irish Whiskey, and music by DJ May Kwok. Scotch & Soda’s new digs are some of their coolest yet. The store is bright and spacious,...
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 like corduroys, caged sandals,...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly MAKEUP Tahira NAME Shelly Samuel AKA Shoegal4ever OCCUPATION HR Director for a General Contractor Company 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...
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...
Photography: Hayley Rosenblum and Jade Slater About a year ago, we took you on a tour of Greenpoint’s new crop of vintage shops. It’s that time of year again (ICYMI, summer is unofficial “spruce up your space” season), and we’re revisiting North Brooklyn’s tiny epicenter of home design—or, as some may call it, “the land of the $100 mug”—to bring you this lengthier list of spots to find lovely homewares, both new and vintage alike....

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