She’s Got it. Chillin’ in the Park. NYC Style.

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Central Park. June 2016.

Check out this hair in The City. Slight shaving action on the side, and you transform your style to always looking funky.

I’m loving this mom’s style – and that’s why I’m sharing so many photos. She’s so simple, but gives off this slight punky-post-modern look.




Photographer Superstar. NYC is Haute.


Hakim. Celebrity/Art/Fashion/Music Photographer. NYC.

I met Hakim a few weeks ago on the NYC pavement, he was taking photos of the anti-Donald Trump rally…he started shooting me, and his skills and passion are mind blowing. Check him out on instagram, Check out his shots of this mom below:


NYC. April 2016.


Do you see the Nirvana t-shirt?



Ankle boots, the official NYC walking shoe…


Bag: Longchamp Le Pilage, this bag is great for toting baby stuff – it’s nylon and can be washed out…great bag to use as a diaper bag



Lookin’ Dope in the City


Mary. Fifth and 72nd. New York City. March 2016.


This dads look is a little 90’s with updated 2016 accessories, such as the Beat headphones.


Well, you all know I love her nails. They remind me of hanging out at the nail salon with my mom – Miami and NYC way way back…




So dope….



These cross earrings remind me of Madonna in the early years




Haute METS Style.

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Prepping for the Met’s game with a walk through Central Park.


Besides panicking that I would get hit by a baseball throughout the game, I have to say I’ve become a little bit of a Met’s fan. So maybe I’ve been slightly judgmental when it comes to team sports and the human fashion cloning thats occurs among the fans. I admit I was wrong, well at least when it comes to baseball.

My mother took us to our first Met’s game last week, and it was actually really fun. Yes, she got great seats at a club level with nice bathrooms..but that’s not the point. Not only was it fun, I felt like I was accepted into this fun community, they sang together, cheered and caught balls. The crowd was passionate, yet respectful..

My seat in particular was the only seat that had a leak from the ceiling falling directly on my I asked for a little help, and quickly we were moved to better seats with amazing cushions. Even after I told Vinny, the manager, that I’m from Miami (they were playing the Marlin’s).


First Met’s Game as a Papi…. Citi Field. Queens. April 2015.

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Had to capture this woman. She looked so chic in a sea of Met’s jersey’s and fan wear. Her outfit, she explained was intentional, but she threw on the blue hoody to ensure she was in Met’s colors.  I love the look of this flowing red dress with a sweatshirt – it’s something you would see on the streets of Paris.

And most of you know that the color red, attracts attention – it has been researched and written about….


Here, a little boy pushes a grocery cart with his father filled with recycled cans/bottles from the game. it’s 11:00 at night, and this father is working hard to support his family, all while demonstrating to his son an incredible work ethic.

Haute Drop-Off at the Empire State.


Empire State Building. New York City. April 2015.


Originally from Korea, this Haute Mama is living in New Jersey with her new baby. We started talking because her friend had a selfie stick, which was so funny to me. I offered to take their photos, and asked to capture her cute look.


She has managed to make utilitarian clothing look cool – with a baby in the city, you need stuff with you, and comfortable shoes. She makes it all work, especially with that gorgeous smile.


Denim on Denim in Brooklyn. SJP Body at Drop-Off.


Franklin Avenue. Brooklyn, New York. September 2014.

Fashion Notes: Cropped Jean Jacket, Red Converse, Distressed Jeans, Hair Bun, Cute Dimple–

Loved meeting this adorable mom with a Sarah Jessica Parker body.  She was picking up her kids from school, and happy to pose for Haute Drop Off.

Black Leather and Ice Cream. Haute Mama NYC.


New York City. September 2014. Ice Cream Truck on Fifth Avenue.

First of all, I told you guys EXPOSED BRAS are “in”.  I couldn’t’ crop this woman out of the photo, so here is an example of the “bra frenzy” happening right now.

It’s tough to look put together on a hot September day.  Especially dealing with kids and sticky ice cream.  This Mama does it well. I love the way black clothing looks on blondes – and black leather.

Picture me (Mara) in this look, I would probably look like a cast member of the Jersey Shore..I could not pull it off. But this mom looks great.

NYC is a visual playground..and the styles vary like no other city. Happy Tuesday friends. I will be happy if I get to shower today 🙂

Haute NYC. Diversity and Exposure at Drop-Off.


New York City. September 2014.

Yes. It’s a city filled with delicious opportunities to immerse yourself in other cultures…that’s New York.  You can learn about every country in the world,  by simply talking to your cab driver.

I realize this is not a “fashion” shot, but it’s a human shot..a religious Jewish family spending a Sunday at the park together. One of the reasons, I adore New York – you are constantly exposed to new cultures, languages and religions.  And with exposure comes friendships and naturally acceptance….

Tight Bun. Prada. A Little Stomach. Haute NYC.

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This mom has the most important fashion accessory..Confidence. She knows how to wear clothing, I love her elegant bun and big pearls combined with a slight crop top.

Fashion Notes: Hot Pink Prada Bag, Harem Pants, Crop-Top, Silver Chain, Oversized Pearls, Tight Hair Bun