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Old City Philly

13 Jun

Old City Philly

As mentioned in my post yesterday, Jim and I took a quick detour to the Old City District of downtown Philly on our way home to Brooklyn.  Here are some of my favorite shots from our quick, hour long walk.

Old City Philly

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Old City Philly

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Chelsea Gallery Hop

9 Jun

Chelsea Gallery Hop

The day Jim and I visited the High Line extension, we decided to check out a few galleries in Chelsea. There are literally hundreds of galleries in that small area, so there was a lot of art to see, both street art and traditional media.

I honestly went to so many galleries and saw so much art that I don’t remember the names of everything that I saw and visited.

The highlight of the day for sure was seeing Tauba Auerbach’s show at the Paula Cooper Gallery. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, it’s very technique oriented. She’s best known for her “folds series”, which are absolutely stunning in person. At this show she also featured some new woven canvases which were pretty incredible and intricate.

Other highlights was the Pace Prints gallery showing works from Shepard Fairey to Chuck Close, and an amazing Avedon photography show at the Gagosian Gallery.

I wasn’t allowed to take photos in a lot of the galleries we visited, but these are some of the best shots I was able to sneak.

Chelsea Gallery Hop

Chelsea Gallery Hop

Chelsea Gallery Hop

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Chelsea Gallery Hop

Chelsea Gallery Hop

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Chelsea Gallery Hop

Considering how hot it was that day (90+ degrees and humid as hell), this piece outside of Printed Matter was the highlight of my day.

Week According to Instagram

7 Jun

Week According to Instagram 6/3/12
Clockwise from top left: My recent breakfast obsession, gluten-free granola with berries and almond milk // After years of having gross siding on my apartment building, my landlord is finally adding a brick facade (and a nice one at that!).  It’s like a new apartment without having to move! // Driving to my homeland, Long Island // Finally seeing the Hunger Games movie! // Taking my Mom to see the movie and for a belated Mother’s Day lunch // My favorite studded sandals, still going after 3 summer seasons now // Impromptu trip to UCB East to see improv prior to a late night concert // AZELIA BANKS CONCERT!!! OMG Amazing! // Confetti and ball drop finale at the Azelia Banks concert.

Here’s some of the highlights of this past week, according to Instagram.

If you’re on Instagram, you can follow me at @BrooklynBliss

Fashionable Camera Straps

18 Mar

I love my new DSLR Camera and am patiently awaiting the arrival of my new THEIT bag before really taking it out on the town.  One final accessory I’ve been on the hunt for is a strap to replace the ugly “Canon EOS” one it came with. 

Of course everything I look for needs to be vegan and suit my tastes.  Here’s a few that caught my eye.

Black Snake Embossed Strap from Capturing Couture.

Zebra Print Strap from Capturing Couture.

Black and White Striped Strap from Capturing Couture

 Because I’ve been sharing the camera with my husband, we opted to go with the black and white striped one so we can both look stylish while toting the camera around. He actually picked it up for me while at Adorama in the city picking us up some photography supplies. Gotta love a man who will pick up a “fashion” camera strap to make his wife happy.

THEIT

22 Feb

The Bossi Camera Bag by THEIT

I am so freaking excited!  I ordered my THEIT “Bossi” Camera bag today!  When I first got my new DSLR they were out of stock, so I put my name on the waiting list.  I got the notice today they were available and put in my order immediately.

The interior of the bag.

Some things I love about this bag…

  • It’s VEGAN! 
  • The interior pockets are removable, so I can easily use this as a regular purse and not just as a camera bag.  If it wasn’t for this and the bag being really stylish on its own, I wouldn’t splurged as much as I did on it.
  • It’s way more chic than a standard ugly camera bag.  I highly doubt while carrying it anyone would even think it’s a camera bag.

My new bag ships in March.  I can’t wait to receive it and tote my camera with me everywhere I go!

My New Toy

7 Feb

I am so freaking excited. 

After much research and deliberation, I finally decided to purchase a DSLR camera.

I had a DSLR several years ago when they first came out.  When I was in college I did a ton of photography work using actual film before the whole photography world went digital.  My parents had gotten a DSLR to use to document the building of their new house, and me being the only person who really knew how to use it made me the default owner of the camera.  Unfortunately, the camera was stolen out of my parents home by the crew working there, and ever since I’ve been trying to make due with a point and shoot camera. 

No matter which way you put it though, there’s no way to compare the two.  I love being able to control where I have the lens focus, how much light is let into the lens, and all the other features of the DSLR.  I’m so excited to start using the camera to not only document my outfits (I also picked up a proper tripod and remote shutter release to do so) but also just general day-to-day life, as well as more artistic projects.

I played around with the camera a bit today taking photos around the apartment, and of my little ham of a dog Portia.  My point and shoot camera would make her look like this fuzzy black blob.  Look at this face how adorable is this? 

Though I went ahead and stocked up on accessories at the camera store, I’m really glad I decided to forgo purchasing a camera bag.  After a quick search on the internet, I’ve found there are so many fashionable camera bags on the market nowadays!  This one below is the one I have my eye on.  Can you believe this sexy bag is not only a camera bag, but also vegan?

THEIT Camera Bag

What’s your preference?  Are you a DSLR junkie or a point and shooter?