New York City is a pretty magical place all around, but there's something even more intangibly spectacular about it once the sun has set and the evening turns into night. The bright lights of the mega metropolis has this indescribable energy that can make even the weakest feel invincible. There really are no accurate words to describe the portrait I'm trying to paint -- it's something that has to be experienced to be fully understood.
Few things in life that are romanticized as extensively as the Concrete Jungle actually match what we build them up to be in our minds. Most often, the fantasy is far better than the reality, as our heads tend to hype things far too much for them to live up to. But the opposite can be said for the place that harbors the skyline of all skylines, the spirit of all spirits, the dream of all dreams. It's almost like the hustle is part of what makes this place so exciting.
Nighttime in the Big Apple is on another level. It can make the earliest of risers transform into a night owl and the sweetest lady crave a little insanity. One of my favorite lines on the Rent soundtrack provides a pretty accurate narrative: "In the evening I've got to roam, can't sleep in the city of neon and chrome." The crazy thing with New York is that even when the monotony of every day life and routine set in, it never gets dull because being bored is impossible in the city that never sleeps. To quote Rent again, "So let's find a bar, so dark we forget who we are." End scene.
Photographed by Ian Rusiana
Dress - Stephanie Biggel (this one is really cool too)
Shoes - Pour la Victoire (same vibe and perfect)
Leather jacket - ASOS
Lips - NARS Carthage + Aquaphor
Earrings - Lauren Wolf
Bracelets - Coordinates Collection & Jenny Bird (similar)
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