Please check out my Swim Street Style story for Refinery29! Click here or the image.
It was super fun to shoot. I went to The Hamptons/Montauk, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, and Modellounge x Microsoft Model Summer Hangout at the Gansevoort Hotel.
I really tried to get as much diversity in body sizes, ethnicity, occupations, etc. I was happily surprised that most people were flattered and happy to have their photo taken. I’m so happy they were so confident, hopefully it will inspire you and me to be as well : )
Anyway above is SiLyA (Silya Nymeon) a Norwegian singer living in Brooklyn. She had so energy. She had gotten her vintage swimming suit the day before from “Ricky who looks like a pirate” at Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn. He picked it out specifically for her. Also her sunglasses are from “H-f*cking-M!” It’s not about the brands you wear but how you wear it! Anyway, SiLyA’s music is great — check it out here: www.silya.com
- Melodie Jeng
Heather works in the Visual department at Ralph Lauren (mostly the new amazing flagship mansion store at 888 Madison Avenue)
Bag - Ralph Lauren
Top - Neal Mello from The Bakery vintage store in Brooklyn.
Not sure about the hat and jeans but probably also vintage.
She is inspired by vintage clothing, ethnic pieces. Her style icons are Erin Wasson, Janice Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix.