Monday, August 30, 2010

Finally, the last of my New York snaps

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I met up with some friends one night at The Jane hotel. Jade Arnott from Arnsdorf and her boyfriend from Andrew Portable.tv had moved to New York this year so it was great to catch up with them, and visiting friends fashion photographer Mia Mcdonald and her girlfriend Emma Freeman who is a director (she directed that recent channel 10 Bob Hawke biopic) also know them so it was the perfect opportunity to all hang out.

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Also there was Phil Oh from Streetpeeper.com who I used to take street snaps for.

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I got recognised by an old blogger (old as in she no longer blogs, but she works for Refinery29 now) which was cool and unexpected. I used to love her blog Pretty Legit sooooo much too.

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Mandatory NYC photo, Times Square at night. Not as impressive visually as neon the lights of Shinjuku, but impressive none the less.

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Ebony, from Make Believe, invited me to go with her friends to a music festival on Governors Island's man made beach. Here we are on the free ferry going across.

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A glimpse of the Statue of Liberty while heading over to Governors Island

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Hipster Paradise.

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We had such a fun time.

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The band we were all there to see was Caribou, who after attending I noticed being played in every cool shop I went to.

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But these buskers were more entertaining. We danced here for an hour or so after getting back on Manhattan.

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To get to Coney Island you can catch the N, Q or R trains, or in other words, the Not Quite Right trains....oh that made us laugh, and we soon realised it was an omen of what was to come.

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Coney Island is just NQR. When the first thing that greats you once you are off the train is a crazy man with a snake around his neck then you know this isn't a place for you.

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Yep, shoot a "Live Freak".

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I got an email invitation to head down to this store, Eva on Bowery, which stocks an impressive line up of designers including Australia's own TV. I bought this awesome dress by Henrik Vibskov, which I'll show you soon.

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I had to check out the Irregular Choice store, after falling in love with their online store, and it didn't disappoint. The labels kawaii aesthetic is plastered all over the walls in an over the top kitsch Japanese way that I will always love.

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Love me some wedges, but didn't buy any :(

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I bumped into Australian in New York Ms Fitz, a styling icon who is making it in the city that is impossible to crack. She looks hot in her Irregular Choice American flag heels.

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I kept bumping into these fashion boys around town, so I just had to snap them, it was a sign from the street fashion gods.

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Loving the double lip rings.

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He makes all his and his friends jewellery, how freaking cool are they?

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The red x was a reminder of last nights party.

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9 comments:

  1. I love those hand pieces, amazing.

    Fun times!

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  2. i come to look at your pics from NYC and who do i see in the first one but my boss! haha
    i work at Portable!

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  3. Wow- that was quite the post. It was great to read. I haven't looked lately, but the last time I did, 6pm.com has irregular choice available, and for good prices. Maybe you would find something you like there.

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  4. Wow! I agree, the hand pieces are amazing.

    Glad you had fun in New York, and went to Coney Island. I figured it would be kind of old 1950's/trashy, but I think I would like that about it. Haha.

    Can't wait to see the Henrik Vibskov dress..He is one of my all time favorite designers.

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  5. ooh looking forward to seeing you in the henry vibskov dress!

    the irregular choice store looks like heaven! but for some sick reason im picture katie perry riding the unicorn. damn california girls.

    i hope sydney is treating you well.

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  6. awesome post

    those shoes, that store, those acessories!

    hope all is well in Sydney and you lose the flu

    Sleekit x

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  7. looks like fun, i soo want to go to manhattan ahhh one day! pls check out my new blog fat girl diaries x

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  8. this looks like one hell of a trip!! amazing amazing photos, each of them have a story to tell, i had to sit back and take my time to absorb them all! that vintage store looks wonderful and the hand jewellery is beyond imaginable!

    thank you for sharing!

    ps. loving your felt brown hat below! .... how can you come back to Australia after all that?!!!? hehe


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