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Thursday, October 3, 2013

DUMBO :: Zara Skirt & Vintage Inspired Top


Last weekend I met with Akil of Clearshadow Photography to shoot a few photos in New York. He recommended that we go to "DUMBO". If you can imagine, I was really confused where DUMBO was located. He explained that DUMBO is also known as "down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass" and was once a haven for starving artists. This link will give you a little more info. However, to see this place for your own eyes is breathtaking. We can probably all agree that New York has hundreds of sights to see and tons of history, I'd consider this place a condensed Manhattan in 25 blocks. Beautiful views of the city, history and art all over! Not to mention an awesome food fair every Sunday called Smorgasburg.

The first thing I realized when we drove across the Brooklyn Bridge is the view of Manhattan. As we drove into the area you being to drive on cobblestone. As you go further into DUMBO there were old apartment buildings that looked like old movie sets (this is where these pictures were taken). After we took a few outfit photos, Akil mentioned there was a mansion a block away. We walked down the cobblestone streets and came upon a large mansion. It resembled something from the Great Gatsby!

We drove around to find a few other places to shoot and saw several buildings with graffiti and artwork. There was also a beautiful park with life-size macaroons (Rebecca Minkoff took an Instagram photo)! I could go on and on with details. If you come to NYC or live nearby and haven't been, make your away across the Brooklyn Bridge and visit DUMBO. You won't be disappointed!

Place you could wear this outfit :: perfect outfit for the office! 

Skirt :: Zara (similar here)
Top :: Forever 21 old
Heels :: Antonio Melani (similar here)
Bag :: Fendi

  Photo Credits :: ClearShadow Photography

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