Before Lauren and I started the blog, I would take my camera out only for special occasions: an inspirational photo shoot featuring Lauren, a collaboration with our good friend Aviva of Viva Aviva (also featuring Lauren) or in the privacy of my own studio space various self portraits.
The photos in this series were taken by me in my bedroom in my recently vacated apartment. I had been meaning to shoot in this room for ages because the early evening light is gorgeous and I had yet to capture it in the three years I had been living there. With my move imminent I decided it was the perfect time to document the warm, hazy light I look forward to every summer.
I paired my ASOS backless dress with my new 80%20 Erie Wedges. The dress itself has a lot going on with the fullness of the skirt and skin baring in back so I wanted to keep it simple with the shoots but still make a statement. These wedges were up for the challenge and although I was unadorned with jewelry or accessories the look felt simple and perfect for summer.
This is the last of our guest blogging series and we’ve had so much fun blogging for 80%20 this past month. We love their shoes (obviously!) and want to give a huge THANK YOU for supporting our blog as well. We hope if you’ve loved reading about us here you’ll continue to follow along at The Marcy Stop.
A few weeks ago, one of our favorite Brooklyn-based Swedish born illustrators Jenny Mörtsell, hosted a book release party for her first book! YORK is a photographic tale chronicling the ups, downs and in–betweens of life. The 700+ pages, captured by 6 analogue cameras present an emotional, explicit yet effortless narrative following the lost and found souls of New York city. Published by Nille Editions, an on–demand book publishing project based in Stockholm, the book really captures the essence of being a 20-something in search of contentment and the journey to fulfilling your dreams.
Jenny Mörtsell grew up in Stockholm, Sweden but has since 2008 called Brooklyn her home. As a kid, she filled her drawing pad with horses, boys and shoes. Since earning her master degree in graphic design and illustration at Konstfack University in 2004 Jenny has been balancing a busy roster of U.S. and European clients who have come to adore the style of her signature pencil drawings. Her artwork can be seen in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, NYLON, Elle, Bon, Cover and Lula. Her advertising clients include Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Whyred, Diesel, Phillip Lim, Taken By Trees and Systembolaget.
One of the best parts of working on the blog with Lauren is that we’re both open to an impromptu photo shoot no matter where we are. Prime example: this past weekend I ran in the Brooklyn Half-Marathon, an amazing run that begins in Park Slope and ends in Coney Island. Lauren’s bf also signed up to run and Lauren signed up to wake up at the crack of dawn and cheer us on at the finish.
Never one to waste an opportunity, once we had finished the race Lauren and I took in the sites and snapped a few photos along the way. As it was a perfect, warm summer day Lauren paired her yellow tank and patterned cream shorts with the 80%20 Paz sandal to add a dose of tribal print to her look. The bright colors fit right in with our surroundings and the comfortable wedge silhouette made it a piece of cake to explore the boardwalk.
On May 19th & 20th, 2012, Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Park will transform into an amusement park of food and drink, The Great GoogaMooga. Approximately 75 food vendors (featuring some of my personal faves: Blue Ribbon, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Vinegar Hill House, and Dirty Bird to-go), 35 brewers, 30 winemakers and 20 live music performances will be on hand.
There’s a big team behind this huge event as you can imagine, with the help from the likes of Anthony Bourdain (author and host of No Reservations), David Rockwell (founder & CEO of the Rockwell Group), Tom Colicchio (chef & judge ofTop Chef), Garrett Oliver (brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery), Paul Grieco (sommelier/co-owner of Terroir & Hearth), Eddie Huang (chef/owner of Baohaus) and several others.
I’m lucky enough to attend Sunday’s event and Hall and Oates are performing. Delicious Food, wine, Hall & Oates…I am beyond EXCITED!
Although Micol and I generally share the same fashion sensibilities, since she prefers to remain the photographer behind the lens it’s rare for our readers to get a glimpse of her individual style. A shame if you ask me, because she’s one of the most fashion-forward girls I know.
Don’t believe me? Check out how she worked 80%20’s versatile Edie loafer into two completely different, but equally cool, looks below…
Outfit details: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton bag, Blank Denim jeans, White zip blazer from La Di Da Dee, Brooklyn.
Work attire doesn’t need to be a drag! Here Micol dressed up the Edie for the office by incorporating a black and white palette, a crisp blazer and a structured handbag. I especially like how the black and white tones allow the subtle color of the shoes to stand out.
Outfit details: Thrifted sundress, Vintage Member’s Only jacket, Marc Jacobs 70’s style shoulder bag, vintage belt.
Who wants to think about the office during your day off? To achieve a laid-back weekend look, Micol paired the Edie with a voluminous striped sundress and vintage bomber jacket. Perfect for brunch at one of our local favorites, Walter Foods (PS: See if you can spot our favorite bartender Reuben in the background).
Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Sat., May 19, 11am-6pm
Ba Da Bing
Halcyon the Shop
Have A Killer Time
Yellow Boutique opened over a year ago in Saratoga Springs, New York. Yellow has not only been successful in carrying trendy brands at a great price, but they also promote local artisans from the Saratoga area. There is a unique variety of clothing, accessories, and shoes in this beautiful high-energy boutique, including 80%20! They currently have five new styles in their store right now! You can also find a curated selection of items online! And be sure to check out promotions and new products on their Facebook page.
Shop Yellow Boutique online or at their brick and mortar location:
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Alex Ross Perry’s The Color Wheelis described by the director as an “objectional comedy about disappointment and forgiveness.” His second feature follows the road trip of semi-estranged siblings JR (comedienne Carlen Altman) and Colin (Perry himself) and their encounters with ex-lovers, former classmates, and old crushes along the way.
The Color Wheel was included on Film Comment’s list of the best unreleased films of 2011. It’s also been chosen by IndieWire and The Village Voice as the best film of the year without a distributor.
And who doesn’t love a grainy black and white film?
For a limited-time only the film will be shown at BAMrose cinemas in Brooklyn. If you are in New York, head to the Friday showings for the opportunity to meet Alex Ross Perry and Carlen Altman!