On saturday I was out and about in a simple caftan by Nili Lotan. Paired with some navy fabric wrapped around my head-because in the infamous words of Ms. Vreeland.."why don't you?"
It was the simplest outfit I've worn in a long time and it felt fantastic. In Spring-I think the above is the absolute best manner of dressing (especially on a lazy saturday when one simply floats about the city). You want something nonrestrictive and breathable like a cotton gauze tunic or caftan. That way the lovely breeze can just run right through whatever you're wearing and straight onto you : )
When you plan out every detail of your outfit (or of your life for that matter), you'll stick to it like a schedule and every choice becomes so expected...well I've decided I like the unexpected. I like that one of my socks was accidentally black when I had thought it was navy. I like that I had a perfectly normal shoot planned and instead we came upon this graphic, painted brick wall, and instantly knew it was ten times better than anything we could have planned. So go beat your own drum and enjoy the ride. Always evolve.
“Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.”
Spring is the perfect time of year to play with neutrals. The world is abloom!! I say let it bloom. I don't care WHO you are, no one is competing with a blooming cherry blossom tree. So what's the solution? Get clever with tones. Who said neutrals had to look drab? How cleansing does a crisp white shirt look when paired with just the right shade of cream or ivory? It's fantastic and subtle and everything you ever wanted in an outfit. So this spring, play the role of the dapper husband, while your wife (in this case that would be the stunning blooms of springtime bliss..) takes center stage.
Photo by Altamiranyc
Love a good stroll through the hood on Sunday.
One of the best spots around Park Slope is the lovely boathouse tucked within Prospect park. Not only is there perpetually a swan floating in the lake behind me-but both the park in it's self as well as this incredibly charming boathouse in the background were designed by Frederick law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (after they finished designing New York's Central park).
All photos by AltamiraNYC
Enjoy your Sunday!
I spent last Saturday shopping at one of my favorite vintage spots, the garage flea market on 25th st in New York (open Saturdays & Sundays). I've found a lot of great pieces at the garage, most of them coming from the same vendor-a fantastic woman named Yardena a.k.a "Lulu" (the pillbox hat below was my purchase of the day from her).
I was in a very 1960's kind of mood that day (not that i'm ever not in a "1960's kind of mood")-so naturally I gravitated towards anything and everything I saw from that decade. The pillbox hat...the blue signage on the storefront across the street...I even managed to find a similar (albeit much more abstract) painting to the print on my vintage dress, in an old Sotheby's auction book I was flipping through.
You can find Lulu most weekends at the garage (this upcoming weekend she'll be at the Manhattan vintage show), Lulu has such fantastic style herself and always has beautiful new pieces to share with you -so go check it all out : )
All photos by altamiranyc