Feeling inspired and excited after visiting Playtime NYC yesterday, a children's fashion tradeshow, meeting new people, checking out so many fantastic brands and their new lines (Not to mention all the pieces I saw that I wish I could squeeze myself into:)
Now rewind to my first shoot after moving to New York: SUMMER & SUNDAY was a shoot that happened just 2 weeks after making New York my new home. In a city full of energy, no boundaries, endless inspiration and millions of people, I couldn't wait to shoot! Introduced to the stylist, Mellany Sanchez, by a friend of a friend, she brought on Lisa Caprio for hair and makeup; my empty Bushwick apartment and rooftop made for the perfect location and the dollar store down the street provided my first pieces of New York furniture (a folding table and chairs) for set up and talent seating (and of course the goggles I couldn't pass up... dollar stores in NY are treasure chests!).
This is the story of 2 independent and adventurous friends, in that space between kids and young adults, who love the sunshine, fashion and free time. A story inspired by a new chapter, transition, and risk. Thank you to Hooligans Magazine for sharing this series on their blog!
"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Models: Kira & Paris (Zuri Model & Talent)
Photographer: Meg Stacker
Stylist: Mellany Sanchez
Hair & Makeup: Lisa Caprio
Denim Jackets: Richardson
Hat: Stray Rats