I call it “sexy hippie”, or Coachella Style..

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It’s Coachella time, so here are some Haute Drop-Off parents with looks that remind me of the style so prevalent during this music festival….

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Fairfax, California mom.

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LA Mama in Aspen.

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Brooklyn Mom and Friends..they would rule at Coachella

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Philly Mom

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Layering those “Coachella” accessories in Philly

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Berkeley Mom  -the original Bohemian city

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My gorgeous friend and yoga teacher, California born and bred Mama

Here are my Coachella looks captured by Cara Bloch, clothing from Hollen & Jen Showroom Miami – designer vintage amazingness!

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Parisians think Brooklyn Style is HAUTE

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Thomas Palauqui. Marin Country Mart. Marin County. February 2016.

Is Thomas from Brooklyn or Paris? It’s unclear, and I’m onto something here. Parisian men are influenced by Brooklyn style, and do it well.. the American urban style mixed with Parisian tailoring is an alluring combination. Thomas is dressed quite casually, but he’s given his look some thought…and yes, he’s French.

Vogue wrote about Brooklyn’s street style and its influence on Parisian men…. http://www.vogue.com/13354833/paris-brooklyn-men-street-style/

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Thomas is General Manager of Monsieur Benjamin, http://www.monsieurbenjamin.com a modern Parisian restaurant and bar in San Francisco.

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Thomas isn’t wearing any French designers, he’s in American designs -but Thomas puts them together in a very French manner. From the collar up to his chic diaper bag (aka man diaper bag).

Fashion Notes: Jean Jacket: GAP 1969, Pants & Sweater: J.Crew, Kicks: New Balance, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

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See guys, you don’t always have to hem your pants..they look cool a little loose…

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I always love a pair of old school New Balance sneakers..it’s a good option, if you are confused which sneakers to buy..always go simple.

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Bag: Ika Bags Paris. A very cool looking bag to carry diapers.

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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Brooklyn Family in Panama. Haute Drop-Off.

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Eddie is a an incredibly talented advertising Creative Director in New York City. Working on television spots to online content. Eddie and his family live in Brooklyn, and like the city in which they reside, their family is a gorgeous mix of cultures.  Half of Eddie’s family are New Yorkers and half are Panamanians. Eddie has made it his duty, to expose his son Cruz to his cultural roots.  And the is why Eddie started a blog documenting their adventures experiencing his different cultures. Cruz is African-American, Spanish, German and Irish.

The first shot was on an island in The Panama Canal. The women are Embera indians, part of Eddie’s bloodline.  They loved Cruz and were delighted to take this photo.

The second shot, is Eddie’s wife Veronica looking gorgeous and with a sundress, sunglasses and bright lips.  The third shot was taken in front of Eddie’s childhood home in Panama.  Cruz and Eddie were waiting for the bus to take them to their family farm.  Cruz’s top is called a Montuno, which is a traditional shirt men where in Panama.

 

 

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.