Monday, November 17, 2008

Mr. Gregg Gillis

For anyone that doesn't know, there is a phenomenon sweaping the nation.. one that is Mr. Gregg Gillis and his meshing, genius, maddness; "Girl Talk". Last night was the second show at Terminal 5 in New York City, and past all of the 80's attire including headbands, flourestcent splatter paint and running shorts worn over colored tights, was this energetic king of his own bouncing, pulsing party. A proper way to end an otherwise boring weekend. xo.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Ah, Brooklyn never know what you will stumble upon while wandering around with your favorite four legged friend, drinking your morning coffee.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


One of the things that I find the most inspiring about living in the city is the amazing amount of creativity that people display in the most random of places. It's like the city takes on a certain personal aspect that you don't get in smaller populated areas, people decorate it as they would their bedroom or community garden, showing off their talents and political viewpoints. This color, design and humor ...not to mention sometimes darkside to the everyday walk and wander really lend a brightness to a concrete filled environment

Monday, November 03, 2008

Bracelets and Bags

Since this blog has mostly been showing random photographs of my NY experiences over the last few months, I feel it is time for something different, so I am posting some photos of my bags and bracelets. These images were a combined effort of Mr. Mikey Groskreutz and myself, I did the creating and he did the photographing. Hope you enjoy. xo.

Bracelets and Bags

Monday, September 15, 2008

Manhattan Painted Sky

I got out of work late this evening, not all that uncommon, but the sky was cloud covered and lit up with moonlight ..demanding attention be paid to it, which for those of you familiar with NYC you know how rare it is for the sky to take the spot light. I took this shot at the corner of 6th and 40th, right across from Bryant Park. To me it really grabs the full essence of my walk home which was completely surreal ..dream like.

Sunday morning DUMBO

My relaxing day off this sunday was spent wandering around the DUMBO area in Brooklyn by my house with my camera and my dog...

These two I had Mr. Mikey G. in mind when I took them..

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

TR fahion show and beyond..

I haven't posted anything in awhile because I have fully dedicated myself to being a spoke on the wheel of NY fashion week and one of it's many marvelous fashion shows. For the last two weeks I have been working long hours at Tracy Reese getting ready for the show that happened on Sunday. It was a truly amazing experience, and all the long hours were fast and challenging ..the days flew by and I was happy the whole time. Here are some photos from this fabulous event!

Cassie and I outside the show.

Sophie, Meredith and I inbetween celeb' sightings.

Celebrity sighting #3 ..Nichole Richie!! ..I love her!

My dressing station.

Soph' in makeup.

Bev and I.

Our model in her first outfit!!
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This is the belt that I worked on all week!!

Tracy doing interviews before the show!

..another beautiful model in TR.

..gorgeous TR coat!

Models waiting to go on the runway..

..the dressing chaos.

The show being taken down!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The internship begins...

So it has finally begun, this mythtical internship of so much patience, debate and unreserved excitement. I started this last wednesday and haven't really had much time to sit down since. The internship is within the TR design area for Tracy Reese. There are three lines being produced for each season in this office, and a wonderfully inspiring work area to do it in! Here are a few random things that have to do with my short first week:

* I learned how to dye loads of fabric using a washing machine.
* My thoughts tend to have an english accent when I leave work every day because I talk alot with Sophie from Northern England.
* I run tons of errands ..up and down and up and down..
* I'm finding all sorts of wonderful fabric stores in the area to go to on weekends!
* I'm continually inspired (yay!)
* Tom Cody, Phillip Lim and Peter Som are also in the same building.
* My pedometer says that I walk just under 10 miles a day, and my feet hurt ..alot!
* I'm getting used to bad smells, but not to things that drip on you when you walk down the street.
* I now understand why people are irritated with the summer due to it's tourists! ..especially when I need to run down the street to by dye for a rushed project.
* I am learning so much about the industry the smiling sponge!
* As of last night, I now know that the lower east side is one giant bar!

The view from TR Designs..

My friend Bekah and I just getting off work on friday!

Bryant Park fountain, I walk past twice a day, my subway entrance is right here!

Monday, August 04, 2008


Yesterday was my first official day in my new apartment, I would call it a "home" but I haven't really unpacked and I am sleeping on a futon mattress on the floor. My good friends, Dylan and Beth, took the train down from New Paltz yesterday and spent the day exploring my new neighborhood with me. We wandered all day into areas that I wouldn't have seen with just Dingo as company, and reminisced for hours about our past. Each of these pictures were taken within 5 blocks of my apartment!

Saturday, August 02, 2008



1. I have to wash my feet repeatedly throughout the day due to street grime.
2. I can hear people have conversations everywhere, even in bed at night.
3. Things smell like pee.
4. Everything that doesn't smell like pee has an interesting odor.
5. In my temporary room I am a minority and do not speak the common language.
6. It's essential to carry cash.
7. The sidewalk is a buffett for dogs (coined by Dave and Nancy)
8. It is very normal to be somewhat abnormal.
9. The air some mornings smells like the ocean (this I was unaware of and greatly
delighted by!)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Coney Island the wrong way.

I had been having a bit of stress fueled doubt about my decision until today when I ventured out of the apartment complex and Dingo and I attempted to drive to Coney Island you say? Isn't that sacreligeous of the New York lifestyle?? Well yes, as I was lost and agressively driving through one way people filled streets in downtown Brooklyn while I feebly attempted to find my bank. I realized then that Dingo would be exploring a small area encompassing our new apartment and an occasional taxi ride and that I would be exploring a rather larger circle via public transportation. I was not entirely naive as you may be thinking right now about New York transportation, I was just hopeful of a dual trip to Coney Island for the day!
After this failed attempt at coastal ocean views we settled on Fort Greene Park which was an oasis of shade, grass and tennis new favorite sport. I found a comfortable calm in the city, lost my recent doubt and learned that you need to have a permit to play tennis in the city! Good to know.

The area

These are some images of the area, and one of hot Dingo on the roof! I am excited about the numerous things to photograph and the amount of talent that is located here!

Rooftop view.

I found out today that Brooklyn has 2.5 million people and that if it was a stand alone city it would be the 4th largest city in the United States ..crazy! It is also the largets borough of New York City! Interesting!
This photo was taken on the roof of the building I am staying in, the hazy city in the back should give you a good idea of how far away from the city I am at this stage! My location will be changing very shortly as I am about to move into my apartment, so expect different views very soon!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Room and View

Nancy's bf Dave has been kind enough to let me spend a few days at his apartment in Bed/Stuy until I can move into my own place in downtown Brooklyn. The space is in an old knitting factory and has a very neat, industrial feel to it. My area is made up of a red velvet couch bed, a wonderful old door, and a carved mirror. The pictures below are of said area, it's view and Dingo and his new friend Lyle!

Viva La East Coast!

These last few days have consisted of a long, arduous journey from St. Louis to Brooklyn in my truck ..with Dingo as company. The vastness of the area is settling in around me and I don't think I have experienced this much of a culture shock since I hitch-hiked into San Francisco for the first time. After a brief exploration of the local neighborhood park with Dingo I have confined myself to my friends apartment to contemplate the massive goings on around me and try to resettle my off balanced self. The drive out here was a long and beautiful one, but one word of advice, don't end two days of driving on the New Jersey Turnpike if you want to keep your composure. Love to all, enjoy these photos of my Brooklyn landing.