Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography
My first post!!! AHHH I’ve been waiting for this day for so long! I worked with the amazing photographer Meg Niemann to capture the vibe of Nolita!
I choose to shoot in Nolita (otherwise known as north of Little Italy) because of it's rich history! The neighborhood was long regarded as part of Little Italy, but has lost much of its recognizable Italian character in recent decades because of the migration of Italian-Americans out of NYC, however elderly descendants of Italian immigrants continue to live in the neighborhood. The Feast of San Gennaro, dedicated to Saint Januarius ("pope of Naples"), is held in the neighborhood every year following Labor Day, on Mulberry Street between Houston and Grand Streets.The feast, as recreated on Elizabeth Street between Prince and Houston, was featured in the film The Godfather Part III… One of my favorite movies ever!!!!
In the second half of the 1990s, the neighborhood had an explosion of expensive retail boutiques and trendy restaurants and bars. After previous unsuccessful tries to pitch the neighborhood as part of SoHo, real estate promoters and others came up with several different names for consideration of this newly upscale neighborhood. The name that stuck, as documented in an article on May 5, 1996 in the New York Times City Section was Nolita.
My first shoot was inspired by one of my favorite designers ever RAMY BROOK! I have watched Ramy’s line grow from its inception! I remember getting Ramy hand-me-downs from one of my very good family friends growing up! Ramy’s line is girly and fun. You can wear her pieces out to a fancy party or to the beach with flip flops. I’m so excited to share that my first three posts will be devoted to the Ramy Brook line. I will be showing how to style three of her dresses in three different ways!
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