Singin’ her Feelings. Haute in Brooklyn.

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Lucille Ghatti (far right) and Friends. Brooklyn.July 2015.

Lucille is a singer. She talks openly about her struggle loving the father of her baby, and him not reciprocating. The pain is so real, and her emotions so raw and truthful. It’s hard to share our pain – most of us like to pretend everything is perfect, that we’re happy all the time. But that’s impossible, isn’t it?

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I LOVE these friends! Lucille and her stylish crew walked by me in the Burrough Hill section of Brooklyn. Lucy told me she’s a singer and new mom.  Struggling with issues as a young woman raising a kid alone, Lucille shares her struggle through her music.  Lucille has quite a following because so many people can relate and feel something when listening to her voice.

Check Lucille out, https://soundcloud.com/lucilleghatti

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Looking like a fashion editorial in W – – these Ladies are so cool, I can’t take it, I hear they are thinking about adding me as a fourth friend!!

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

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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.

Dads are Haute In Brooklyn. Sweet Beards at Drop-Off.

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Brooklyn, New York. September 2014.

Fashion Notes: A little army fatigue, Black army boots, Beard, Tattoos, Large watch..and a pair of adorable kids.

In NYC, you find so much..and I happen to walk by a school as the bell was ringing, and here he walks out..Full on Mara Menachem attack..he obliged.

For tips on all things beards, my gentleman friends: http://www.beards.org

Bed-Stuy. Urban Haute. Brooklyn Drop-Off.

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Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. September 2014.

I won the style lottery, when I walked by a school dismissal in Bed-Stuy yesterday.  Brooklyn is a fashion candy store for my eyes – urban coolness is on every block.  And I love being the not-so-silent observer.

Bed-Stuy, made famous by Spike Lee in his debut film “Do The Right Thing” and in the 1990’s by Bed-Stuy raised, The Notorious B.I.G or Biggie Smalls.  The area a true representation of a New York neighborhood, through the diversity of its residents – even now as wealthier residents are moving into the area, Bed-Stuy with all the changes, good and bad- remains a one of a kind place.

This morning I ran into some of the parents I photographed, and I felt like I was part of this amazing neighborhood – I know locals!!! And I know local Haute Parents.  Welcome to Brooklyn.

Fashion Notes: Huge hoops, Black Leggings, Red Converse low tops, Hair in Bun, Black Blazer and cool glasses.

Haute Weekend Ice Cream Drop-Off

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Leanne. Doctor. Mom. Coral Gables, Florida. January 2014.

Fashion Notes: Top: Velvet from Pitkin County Dry Goods in Aspen, Jeans: Lucky Brand, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Necklace: Aspen Farmers Market vendor, Handbag: borrowed from me (mara) is vintage Coach purchased at Lola’s in Fairfax, CA, with an added gold chain taken off one of my mother’s cool clutches.  Earrings: Stella & Dot, Brown boots: Bed Stu Boots found at Nordstrom or Zappos.

Bed Stu is a company named after the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant, an area that is filled with amazing history and soul, now it’s seeing a lot of changes a long with many neighborhoods in Brooklyn, becoming a hipster haven.  Hopefully, BedStuy will remain a place where the original residents are not affected by high rents and all that comes with gentrification.

Since Leanne is a doctor and mother of two, when she is in Aspen, where she spends a good amount of time with her family, she has time to shop.

The town of Aspen is great for avid shoppers, small family owned stores with unique finds and bigger more price friendly stores like J.Crew and Gap rub elbows with luxury boutiques such as Prada and Louis Vuitton.  Not to mention, Aspen is a fun fashion sightseeing city.