The most difficult part about taking photos in the winter is dealing with the insufferably frigid weather. New York City experienced some intolerable temperatures in the last few days, which prompted me to think where to take Spotlight features. Other than effectively using strobe lights, finding indoor locations with interesting backdrop and an abundance of natural light is just as difficult. But when Rebecca of Fashion She Says suggested the MET Museum, I thought to myself that it simply might work!
As a fellow native New Yorker, Rebecca has a unique style that is defined by her extensive collection of vintage clothing. While her style is unabashedly girlie, I find that she also exhibits an eclectic balance of beautiful vintage pieces with modern sophistication. Her taste is undoubtedly an inspiration from her style icons circa 1960 such as Jean Shrimpton, Jane Birkin, and on-screen character Penny Lane from “Almost Famous”, played by Kate Hudson. And while there were many defining moments that developed Rebecca’s aesthetics and sartorial preferences, what I love about her is that she dresses to live and value clothes as a mode of self-expression.