PHOTOGRAPHY: D.P. Jolly NAME: Jacob Bagwell OCCUPATION: Sales Representative for Rick Owens AGE: 22 NEIGHBORHOOD: Brooklyn Heights It's funny to think about how much clothing can impact an outsider's perspective on someone. Having never spoken a word to Jacob our entire first year of high school, I was determined to be his friend. Jacob was the only high schooler I knew that could wear suits and newsboy caps to class and be perceived as a legitimate badass. When we...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly STYLIST Brandon Davis SUBJECT Darnell L. Moore AGE 42 OCCUPATION Editor-at-Large at CASSIUS, Writer NEIGHBORHOOD Bed-Stuy What do you say to someone who's fly without fail, every time you see them? Whose off-days, when they've just "thrown something together," makes you reconsider what an on-day looks like? And who always looks as if they're going somewhere even when they're not? When seeing writer Darnell L. Moore swag down Lewis Avenue, I've considered asking him, with Kanye-esque audacity, "How?!"...
Age: 28 Pronouns: They/Them Neighborhood: Williamsburg Most Likely To: Smile at a dog on the sidewalk rather than their owner Favorite Quote: “Heart leaking something so strong, they can smell it in the street." - Marty McConnell Sam Escobar is the current deputy digital editor of Allure magazine. Previously holding roles as an editor at Bustle and Good Housekeeping, Sam has been both published and profiled by a smattering of publications, including Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Urban Outfitters, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls....
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 If you follow any social influencer or clothing brand, you know that the fashion cycle has sped up exponentially over the past few years since the rise of social media. Trends come and go with...
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...

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