Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography
We shot this look in one of my all time favorite places in New York City, Chinatown!!! I have always been such a big advocate of Chinatown. Every since I was a little girl my family and I would head to Chinatown every Sunday for dim sum! In my opinion, there is not better food in the NYC than in Chinatown. While my photographer Meg and I were shooting this look she completely turned me on to my new favorite spot…. Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles!!! It’s seriously unbelievable! I have been “postmating” it to myself ever since!
A little history… New York City's Chinatown, is the largest Chinatown in the United States and is located on the lower east side of Manhattan. Its two square miles are loosely bounded by Kenmore and Delancey streets on the north, East and Worth streets on the south, Allen street on the east, and Broadway on the west.
Chinese traders and sailors began trickling into the United States in the mid eighteenth century; while this population was largely transient, small numbers stayed in New York and married. Beginning in the mid nineteenth century, Chinese arrived in significant numbers, lured to the Pacific coast of the United States by the stories of "Gold Mountain" California during the gold rush of the 1840s and 1850s and brought by labor brokers to build the Central Pacific Railroad. Most arrived expecting to spend a few years working, thus earning enough money to return to China, build a house and marry. Today's Chinatown is a tightly-packed yet sprawling neighborhood which continues to grow rapidly despite the satellite Chinese communities flourishing in Queens. Both a tourist attraction and the home of the majority of Chinese New Yorkers, Chinatown offers visitor and resident alike hundreds of restaurants, booming fruit and fish markets and shops of knickknacks and sweets on torturously winding and overcrowded streets. (www.ny.com)
For this look I stuck with a simple IRO sheer slip dress I have had my eye on all season, and finally bought once it went on MAJOR sale!!! Get it now before it’s gone! I decided that from now on at least once a month I’m going to try and shoot in new locations of the city with rich and opulent history. What area should I explore next?