Ruqayyah Alzona

RUQAYYAH ALZONA

She stood in the corner of the room in pensive solitude wearing a charcoal suit. I was at the Liberty Fair and as I gazed over I couldn’t keep my eyes off this intriguing subject – maybe it was the suit, her mysterious demeanor, or perhaps it was her hair – something she would describe as a “black sea of …

REECE SOLOMON

Beautiful, smart, and talented – these are some ways I would describe Reece Solomon, the founder and designer behind Reece Hudson. In 2012, shortly after the brand was founded, Reece Hudson was selected by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to participate in the Fashion Incubator program, a business development program designed to support the next generation of …

MAX POGLIA

Designer Max Poglia has a unique vision for creating fine products. We met while I visited Alessandro Squarzi’s showroom in Milan and instantly took an interest in his beautiful handcraft knives, leather bags, and blankets. It wasn’t until I discovered that he’s NYC-based that we decided to meet over coffee and take a peek at his letter-print process. Not only …

ASHLEY OWENS

Living spaces and interior décor has been always been part of my interests and what’s better than featuring people outside the streets and into their homes to get a much more intimate perspective. Ashley Owens of Grandpa Style was kind enough to help me kick off this – hopefully, one of many – “Spotlight” feature. With her keen taste in …

JESSICA DANG

There is a park by my parents’ house in Queens, NY that I used to bike through because it was the only place that I was able to escape when I needed some solitude. It was an immensely large park that had hilly forest paths with an illusion that you’re in upstate New York and there were certainly times where …

CHANTAL VAN DER MEIJDEN

For this Spotlight feature, I wanted to try something different with the photos, which eventually took me hours fiddling around with Photoshop; and who else to ask other than the radiant Chantal of Cocorosa! We spent a beautiful afternoon strolling around Tribeca as we discussed everything from our passion and interests to our cultural differences. I love how comfortable she …

KAREN IZAGUIRRE

I’ve been out for the last few days due to a cold that I’m still recovering, but I’m glad that I managed to go through photos from my second In The Spotlight shoot. A few days after stopping Karen on the streets, we coordinated to meet up on a beautiful Sunday to take a few photos. Karen is simply an …