On Labor Day, the sun shone, the clouds showed, and then the showers – showered. None of which hindered the style of coffee shop goers. On a stroll along Manhattan Avenue, a vibe of ease and labor-less street style was easily identifiable. From sitting solo in a rock easy chair alfresco or huddle for an up-close-and-personal – this was coffee street style on a labor-less Monday.
7:30am on the G train is no fun. I barely rolled out of bed and somehow managed to put on clothes. My hair is still a mess but I don’t have time to fix it. Must catch train now!
My journey to Manhattan takes me on a race with my fellow Greenpointers. I have until Court Square to browse for cute guys and chic gals. It is sometimes just a detail that catches my eye: neon laces, vintage sunglasses or nail art.
I start making up a story about them, asking myself: Where is he from? Where does she work? Why those shoes? And most importantly: Does that cutie have a girlfriend?
I am very curious about my neighbors and I’m guessing you are too. I would like to introduce you to one of the people who make my list of ‘über awesome Greenpointers.’
Alexandra Weiss is a native from Pennsylvania (Scranton, actually). She is a fashion designer and grew up with a true passion for drawing and creating. Her own designs are multifunctional tank shirts and dresses which are made of silk with a lace insert on the side. The shirts and dresses have both front and back pleats which are really flattering to any body type. The shoulder straps are adjustable-as they can be tied to any desirable height or style (across neck and waist). Really cute! Continue reading
Before I went out I grabbed one of my big wrap scarves (totally didn’t need it!) But what can I say? I luv me layers! And then I discovered delightfully-layered Satoko. (not to mention a sweet hat AND a motorcycle helmet) Here’s what we chatted about:
A: Now I live in Greenpoint 2 months. I like this place.
L: What’s your favorite thing about greenpoint?
A: I’m inspired by everyday things usually…people on the street, scents, photographs, etc.
Like seeing the beauty in the mundane. I am a big fan of modern art and I am a fan of old things. I like flea markets.
L: Where are you from?
A: I am basically from Italy. I should take a test (TOEFL). As I would like to enter the school of visual arts. I like this place.
L: What’s your favorite piece to wear nowadays?
A: Lancel is my fave bag brand.I like serafini sneakers, gravati moccasins. I like Patrizia Pepe, Harris Tweed.
L: What are you wearing today?
A: Today I have a jacket from The British Millerain Co. I hope you understood my English.
L: What’s your favorite thing about Greenpoint?
V: Polish people, bicycles, midnight sun recording studio (where we are rehearsing- home of Jessica 6 and Midnight Magic)
L: Where are you from?
V: Ecuador and Jamaica Queens: Ecua-Yorker? EquaYorquina