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27 May 2015

SoHo Fire Escape

Top: Zara
Skirt: Love, Bonito
Shoes: Aquazzura
I've always wanted to shoot on an NYC rooftop or a fire escape, and we were lucky to find out our SoHo Airbnb apartment had BOTH. Of course, upon knowing this, I had to tell Zhi Wei (my photographer friend based in NYC) to shoot in the apartment, which you see featured in today's post together with Love, Bonito's Sherona Faux Leather Skirt. Norwin, the host of this apartment, was so nice, he ensured we got the best photos possible and suggested angles and spots we could shoot at to get the quintessential NYC photoshoot experience. If I could live anywhere in NYC, it would either be in Brooklyn's Cobble Hill, or Manhattan's SoHo - the SoHo vibe incredibly fun, trendy, hip, most apartments were built pre-war and are old, but that's what makes NYC really: the exposed brick walls, iron grilled fire escape, large windows are the perfect setup for any home.

Photography by Zhi Wei.


26 May 2015

Washington Street

Jumpsuit: Love, Bonito (upcoming)
Shoes: Castañer
Jacket: Zara
Bag: Kate Spade Saturday
Watch: La Mer Collectinos
Shades: Dior from Safilo
If you're ever in Brooklyn, there are 4 places you must go to: the weekend Smorgasburg food flea as laid out in my previous post, The Atlantic Chip Shop for their so awesome Lobster Mac and Cheese, 94 Wythe Ave for all the coolest and trendiest stores including The Kinfolk Store, and of course Washington Street for the sickest view of the Manhattan Bridge, where today's outfit was shot.

Today's post features an upcoming Love, Bonito jumpsuit with cut-outs. The fit, the structure and the cut is so perfect on this jumpsuit I did not once feel I had the jumpsuits-can-make-your-legs-look-shorter-and-stumpy situation.

Photography by Jeff Thibodeau

25 May 2015

Smorgasburg @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

Top: Warehouse
Olive Shirt: Danity Roses
Shorts: Love, Bonito
Shades: Céline from Safilo
Shoes: Castañer
Hat: Madewell
Bag: Kate Spade Saturday

It's been two weeks since I've been in New York, and every Sunday so far has been spent at Smorgasburg @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, a food flea market that puts to shame any Singaporean pasar malam (night market in Malay). The market is abuzz with people: families, couples, and friends can spend the entire afternoon by Pier 5 just indulging in their love for food, be it queuing up for the hottest food stalls, or setting up a table for one's extended family to have a food gathering.

I honestly didn't have time (or the stomach) to try all the stalls, there's everything from Burgers, Coffee, Thai, Vietnam, to Donuts, Bakes, Pasta and Fusion (i.e. Ramen Burger). My favourites so far have to be the Lobster Roll (not pictured unfortunately, it got sold out when I went back the second time, so go early if you want a piece of Lobster Roll goodness), and Kelvin's Slushies (pictured above).

The weather has been perfect over the weekend, NYC weather has been rather erratic lately, it can get so burning hot one day, and foggy rainy and so cold the next, but I guess I'm not complaining, the weather gives for so much variety in terms of colours and perspectives in my photos!

Today's outfit features Love, Bonito's Lizethe Leopard Print shorts. Played up the whole fair/ festival vibe by matching it with a simple white tank, straw hat, and added an olive shirt around my waist to give the outfit a little bit more definition. Take these pair of shorts on a formal evening with you too - by pairing it with translucent leggings, and a classy black top.

Photos by Rainer Chia and I, Editing by Me.