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Inside Out in Times Square

7 May

JR Times Square
WHAT I’M WEARING // YASO Faux Leather Jacket // H&M Blouse // MAVI Jeans (Old) // CHINESE LAUNDRY Leopard Loafers (old, via Delia’s) // HURLEY Backpack // JUSTFAB Sunglasses

Last Friday, Jim and I took our friends Gina and Mark to MOMA and then headed slightly cross-town to Times Square.  The street artist JR currently has the Inside Out Project set up there and we wanted to check it out and hopefully get to participate.

JR is best known for his portraits, so as part of this project he’s taking portraits of New Yorkers throughout the 5 boroughs and installing them in areas around the city.  To make the process crazy efficient, they have a fully outfitted photography studio truck, so they’ve been moving the truck from neighborhood to neighborhood.  If you visit their Facebook Page, the portraits done around the Rockaways and other Sandy stricken areas are so powerful it makes me well up.  I highly recommend checking it out.

We had heard the photo truck was in Times Square so we took a quick walk over to see if we could participate.  Sadly, they weren’t there due to a 10k race being set up for the weekend.  But we still had a great time enjoying the incredible weather and checking out all the portraits pasted to the sidewalks.

Gina and I also wanted to take the opportunity to take our own portraits amongst the portraits.  How meta, right?

JR Times Square

JR Times Square

JR Times Square

JR Times Square

JR Times Square

The Inside Out Project is supposed to be in Times Square through May 10th. Jim and I are still hoping to make it there one day after work to get ours done. If you participate you have the option to either have it pasted at the site, or to take it home with you. We’d love to have the portraits for our apartment, so fingers crossed we’ll be able to make it happen!

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Spring Has Sprung

16 Apr

Spring Has Sprung

WHAT I’M WEARING // HANES Tee // YASO Faux Leather Jacket (similar)// H&M Jeans // JUSTFAB Sunglasses // TRIPLE 5 SOUL Tote Bag (old)

Spring is officially here!  I love that it’s been in the mid-50’s to 60’s consistently for more than a week!  That means no more winter coats for me and instead I get to wear my favorite faux leather jacket on repeat.  It also means it’s now light out later, so I can do more outfit posts!

My big hair appointment is tomorrow, and I have to say looking at the photo below of my curls I’m somewhat nervous to chop it all off.  It’s really pretty at the length it’s at and I know a lot of girls would love to be in my position.  Then I remember how long it takes me to get my hair to dry (which is over 30 minutes, blow-drying!) and I remember going shorter is the best decision for me at this moment.  I just simply don’t have the time to maintain it, which means I’m constantly wearing a ponytail or bun.  Not very chic.

I’m pretty excited to see how it comes out!  Spring is the perfect time for a change.

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

Weekend Activism

22 Nov
Me at the protest
{Faux Fur Vest: Betsey Johnson via Century 21; Faux Leather Jacket: Target; Faux Silk Tunic: H&M (thrifted); Pants: H&M (thrifted); Boots: MIA via After6; Sunglasses: stoop sale find; Camera Bag: THEIT}

This past Saturday I attended my first ever protest.  I must say it felt pretty damn good.  As I mentioned in my previous post, putting an end to the use of fur in clothing and accessories is very near and dear to me, so it felt really great to get out in public to get the message out there as to just how unnecessary and cruel it is.

The protest location was in front of the Intermix location in Soho, which had a TON of foot traffic.  At first, I was a bit apprehensive protesting in NYC assuming New Yorkers would be pretty aggressive and angry about it.  It was actually quite the opposite.  Most people passing by thanked us for being out there and doing what we were doing.  I also found it funny most women walking by wearing anything looking like fur were quick to point out that it was “faux”.

Since it was a protest for a high end fashion boutique, I knew how important it was to dress to impress in efforts to show the women who shop at Intermix that there are fashionable alternatives to both fur and leather.  While out there, I had quite a few requests from tourists and locals to pose for pictures, which I gladly did as long as I could hold my sign.  I figured the more people who see the message, the better.

Thanks to all the other protesters for coming out that day as well as for sharing their photos.  I had actually brought my DSLR to document the day and realized after I got there that I left my camera battery at home.  Doh!

The protest organizers are planning another protest in front of the same Intermix on December 3rd from 12-2pm.  I’m planning on being there so if you can make it, come on out it would be great to have your support.

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

Tell # Intermix to stop selling fur!!!

#intermix Anti Fur Protest, @sweetsereniteee

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

#Intermix Anti Fur Protest

Protesters at #intermix  anti fur protest

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11