One of the best things about New York, and there are many, is the street traffic. Not long ago, I loathed being photographed and what made it even more troublesome for me was having to call attention to myself as I strutted and struck poses in plain view of all pedestrians, taxi cabs, and public transportation. But alas, I eventually came to terms with this necessary form of showboating and started to embrace the glances, glares, cheers, and jeers of passersby. As we shot this, a woman stopped to offer her own editorial commentary. She wanted to let me know that I looked like a witch. Michael laughed and asked if it was the hat, which he had let me know from moment one he hated. (Which is ironic since this hat is his and had earned him the very same nickname). She said it was the whole look, but perhaps if I changed my attitude I could be a good witch like Samantha. She was then on her way and I checked to see if she, herself, had not been riding a broomstick. I love this city.
hat: similar by Topshop here, dress: similar by One Teaspoon here, shoes: similar by Alice + Olivia here, bag: Helena de Natalio, similar by Alexander Wang here, bracelet: c/o Style Queen, similar by Berry here, necklaces: vintage, similar by Alainn here, nail/toe polish: Deborah Lippmann “Maniac”, lipstick: Clinique Almost Lipstick in “Black Honey”
photos by Michael Stiegler
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