Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Almost Christmas! Me&Ro Jewelry

I cant believe its almost Christmas! Im already starting to think about gifts, but I feel like every year gets more and more busy. I find myself shopping on Amazon more frequently because the only thing in NYC better than catching a cab in pouring rain is free Prime home delivery! While free delivery is awesome, I always love the chance to support local and women owned businesses. When Me&Ro Jewelry launched an online collection for Amazon I was so excited! What a great combination!

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“It feels like it is the right moment to bring Me&Ro to a wider, more global audience at an accessible price through this new partnership with Amazon,” says Robin Renzi, the founder and designer of Me&Ro. “I have always believed in the power jewelry has to bring meaning to our life, and I think the world needs love and courage and all of these words of empowerment now more then ever.”

The new collection for Amazon is designed and made in New York City where Me&Ro is located.  Great for gifts or as a personal celebration, the collection consists of  recycled sterling silver with a matte finish. Other necklaces feature trinkets that have long been found in Me&Ro’s collections -- some with natural gemstones such as amethyst that has soothing powers, rose quartz with healing powers and smoky quartz with protective powers.  Bracelets on natural cotton cords feature sweet sentiments or designs such as butterflies and hearts and signature hoop earrings, Lotus drop earrings and studs round out the collection.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monrowe Magazine

Photographer: Laura Okita
Styling: Amarsana Gendunova (Wilhelmina Artists)
Hair Shingo Shibata (Wall Group / BEL)
Makeup Yuki Hayashi (Streeters)
Models: Giulia Manini (Wilhelmina Models), Jordy Baan (VNY models)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Chicago the Musical at Summer Stage

Join me at Chicago the Musical's SummerStage concert on August 31st! I’ll be dressed in my 1920s best!

Instagram: Chicago the Musical

Instagram: Summer Stage 


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Photography Laura Okita 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Jazz Age Lawn Party 2016

There is one event every year that really is "all that jazz", Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra's Jazz Age Lawn Party. You may have missed it in June but dont fret, its so the bees knees that once a year isnt enough. This two day jazz festival is held one weekend in June and once again in August on the scenic escape from NYC, Governor's Island. 

The festivities include some of my favorite things; vintage shopping, vintage cocktails by St Germain, swing dancing lessons, tons of great food, performances by Gregory Moore and The Dreamland Follies, Roddy Caravella and The Canarsie Wobblers, Queen Esther and so many more, picnicking on the lawn and maybe drifting off for a quick afternoon nap under the breezy trees.

This year I photographed the party in digital, 35mm, some expired and medium format film. Its all mixed together and I hope you enjoy! Pictures really arent enough to convey the spirit of the afternoon, but we hope to capture a moment, So, dress in your 1920s best, board the ferry and transport yourself into the past with me. 

Photography: Laura Okita

This year I wore my vintage 1920s cloche hat and did my makeup inspired by one of my favorite runway looks of all time, the Dior John Galliano Couture 2007. My favorite Miu Miu glasses have such a 20s feel but kept my look modern. My dress and kimono were also both vintage from the 1920s.