Words can't describe how I feel right now, but I'll try. That feeling you get when you're opening a gift, and expecting the best (excitement). That's sort of how I felt today when I met my fav fashion blogger, Luanna Perez. This women is my entire inspiration, from my style to my career. In 2010 (my high school days) I came across her lookbook profile. I instantly fell in love with her style and confidence to wear whatever she feels. I drew inspiration from her lookbook and began to push the envelope with my style. She's actually one of the three reasons why I moved to NYC. Now I can cross "meet Luanna" off my list. For more amazing looks, visit Le-happy.com
Living in Brooklyn has it's cons, but it also has it's pros. From awesome thrift shops, music, to dope street fashion. Some time last week I spotted this muted look right outside my front door. Everyone has their own individual style here in Brooklyn, unlike those robots who live in Manhattan. I love everything about this look including the Clark Kent glasses haha. It's the perfect color palette for this gloomy winter day.
Spotted this frosted look on North 6th Street. Followed her into an American Apparel, where I later captured these shots. Shades of black accessorized with some snowflakes (it was snowing out this day by the way). I'm loving the vintage, gold Casio watch, which adds a splash of color.
Spotted this loud look on 5 avenue and Prince street. I was literally trampled by the busy crowd. These are the only two decent photos I got before the crosswalk changed. The simplicity of this look is everything. Long black maxi dress, layered with a magenta car coat. I love this entire look, including the sticky note in her hand. What do you think? Are you loving this look just as much as I am?
Venturing out into new territory in search of new style inspiration. Today I came across Chinatown where I spotted this torn look. I'm digging this tom-boy look with a feminine touch. Violet eyebrows never looked better.
I find myself here at Union Square Park almost everyday. It's by far my favorite park here in the city. While watching some street performers, I spotted these layered looks. It was extremely difficult trying to fight the traffic, and also shoot these looks. The rush hour traffic here is no joke. What do you think of these looks?
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After church service this past Sunday. I bumped into these two young ladies. They asked me for directions, and shockingly I knew where to point them. Now I feel like a real New Yorker. This place is starting to feel like home.
I had to snag a couple of photos of these ladies. Their energies were amazing! Smiley, giggly, bubble pop describes just how joyful these two were. After shooting them, I felt at peace and in good spirits. Good vibes are contagious. Don't forget to smile :)
Coffee is a huge deal here in New York. Every morning I see at least thirty coffee cups, while heading into work. Meet this chill guy today while exploring Astoria, Queens
Spotted this urban / chic look somewhere in the East Village. Crop top, sheer maxi skirt, and a chunky heel (girls can never go wrong with a chunky heel). Another simple look, another simple post.
Have a great day you guys :)
Style: a distinctive appearance. Fashion: a popular trend
Now that fashion week is over I can relax a little. Shooting at NYFW made me realized that fashion is overrated, but that's just my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I'm still very much into fashion but more so into "style." Take this guy's look for example. He's wearing simple pieces, with a touch of his own personal twist. You don't have to be lavished in designers to be fashionable. Create your own trends, be yourself, own it, and remember that confidence is key.
TGIF! Enjoy you guy :)
In hopes of chasing my fashion photography career, I migrated to New York. It's been a week since my big move, but it feels like its been longer. Within a week I've reached milestones that would've taken months to reach back home. Today I'm headed out to NYFW 2014 to view the street fashion and network. It's all about making a name for yourself in this city, and I plan to do just that.
Today's look took no time to piece together. Drawing inspiration from the 90's hit TV show "Fresh Prince". I've been dying to wear this vintage button for awhile now, but I couldn't find anything to pair it with. While shuffling through my clothes, I found these acid washed shorts (I totally forgot all about these). Once I pieced these two garment together, the rest of the look came naturally.
Enjoy this beautiful day you guys :)
Button Down - Plato's Closet
Shorts - Thrift Shop
Creepers - T.U.K
Cap - Urban Outfitters
Bag - Urban Outfitters
Photo CC: June R.
Spent the entire morning test shooting with a 50mm lens. Capturing a few eclectic back sides in Lower East Side. The 50mm lens is so versatile, and lightweight. Making it the ideal lens for me. Amazing depth-of-field control with down to f/22 of f/stops (photography talk). Until I'm able to purchase the 50mm lens, I'll be using my trusty 55-200mm len.
It's such a beautiful Friday, get out and enjoy it. Have a great day you guys :)
Models Off Duty
Met these European models about two days ago, at the corner of 8th avenue and 38th street in Soho. This is what you call a "Clique". Individuals who had their own styles, but come together because of a common factor; NYFW 2014.
These gals (and guy) were loving the camera, giving me pose after pose. They didn't let a cigarette break stop them from making an appearance on QuinnFelipe.com
Busy today strolling through lower Manhattan when I spotted this chic look. At first glance I didn't notice the print on her skirt. Once I got home and reviewed the photos, I was amazed. Biggie Smalls was one of the greatest hip-hop rapper to grace this earth, and city. This skirt is to die for (no pun intended).
With fashion week right around the corner there are models scrambling everywhere. Ran into this Ralph Lauren model who was lost. He asked me for direction, but I couldn't help (I know nothing about this city). Once again a very simple look, no accessories needed. Confidence is the best accessory.