Behind the Scenes: Sketch42 Blog’s 90s Fashion Editorial, NYC


Last week I got a call from Nicole of Sketch42 to come over and shoot some photos for a fashion spread she was planning for her blog. When this girl comes calling, I drop everything I’m doing….our collaborations are always a treat. This time it was Nicole’s turn to be in front of the camera and I must say…she rocked it.

The shoot was inspired by the bold makeup of the 90s and Nicole’s vision came to life under the genius hands of hair and makeup artist, Anita Sun. The shoot was styled by Nicole and I got to be the person to press the button on the camera.

photo 3 photo 4P1240445 photo 5 photo 1 photo 3 photo 5What I love the most about this look is that it’s fresh and easy and completely modernizes the look of the 90s. Please head over to Nicole’s blog for more photos and for sources. You’re gonna want those American Apparel pants in every color.

In the Studio, NYC


Earlier this week, I dropped by the studio of my friend and artist Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 blog. She was working on a commissioned painting that will be showcased in a room designed by Nicole Gibbons of So Haute at this year’s Design on a Dime event. I got to hang with the ladies in Nicole’s studio to watch her paint. It’s an amazing place filled with the best light I’ve seen. DSC_3249DSC_3241 DSC_3242 DSC_3251 DSC_3257 DSC_3264I’m drawn to artists and creative people because of their dedication and ability to communicate with people through various forms. It’s not easy painting abstracts. There’s a ton of things to think about regarding composition and movement that the normal layperson would never even dream of during this process. One could get carried away with the process and end up with a dizzying heap of crap. Not Nicole…she’s got enough experience and confidence in her brush strokes, coupled with knowing when to stop which makes her work great.P1220809

I had a great time playing “art director ” today, because I got to be a bossy cow and eat sandwiches! Make sure you go see the final product in  Nicole Gibbons’ room at the Design on a Dime’s 2013 interior design benefit for Housingworks this coming April 25-27.