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  1. Leather jacket - Vintage Prodigy. Black bikini top - Valienne Sebastian. Black distressed jeans - Habituel. Platform sandals - Brian Atwood
  2. Open cut swimsuit - Urbane Swimwear.
  3. Black bra top - Valienne Sebastian. Black distressed jeans - Habituel. Platform sandals - Brian Atwood
  4. Leather Bolero sleeves - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com. Black bikini set - Valienne Sebastian. Black open-toed sandals - Costume Nationale.
  5. Black side-cut one strap suit - Urbane Swimwear.
  6. Leather Bolero sleeves - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com. Black bikini set - Valienne Sebastian. Black open-toed sandals - Costume Nationale.
  7. Open side one piece - Urbane Swimwear. Thong sandals - Via Spiga.
  8. Bikini top - Valienne Sebastian. Jeans short - Rock and Republic. Black platform sandals - Brian Atwood.
  9. Leather Emma mock neck top - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com. Black shorts - Roxy. Platform color block camel/black sandals - Robert Clergerie
  10. Leather Emma mock neck top - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com. Black shorts - Roxy. Platform color block camel/black sandals - Robert Clergerie
Photography and Creative Direction:   Phillip Wong

Stylist:   Theo M. Hackney

Assistant Stylist:  Iroska Meija

Make-up/Hair:  Remi Odunsi

Model:   Katya Ledneva - Supreme NYC


Another Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue . . . 

 . . . was recorded in two sessions on March 2, and April 22, 1959 by Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Jimmy Cobb, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderly.

   Kind of Blue has been regarded by many jazz critics as the best, and most influential albums of all time. It was recorded with Miles Davis giving each of the participating musicians pieces of melody and scale lines on which to improvise. There was no rehearsal, and none of the musicians had much idea of what they were to play.

Jimmy Cobb, playing drums, said: “it must have been made in heaven.”

About his choice to move away from the more traditional chord progressions in Bebop jazz, Davis said, in an interview with Nat Hentoff, in The Jazz Review, "No chords ... gives you a lot more freedom and space to hear things. When you go this way, you can go on forever.”

Another Kind of Blue  . . .

 . . .  is our acknowledgement to that free-flowing uninhibited, unafraid plunge into improvisation. Taking a chance. Believing in freedom, space and each other. Trusting the flow, the elegance of self.

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  2. Raw-edged leather gauntlets and leather thong - World Domination NYC - worlddominationnyc.com
  3. Leather Saxony hood and leather demi-bra - World Domination NYC - worlddominationnyc.com
  4. Leather winged gauntlets and leather thong - World Domination NYC - worlddominationnyc.com
  5. Leather laser Laura dress - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com. Leather G-string - World Domination NYC - worlddominationnyc.com
  6. Leather snap-front dickie and leather thong - World Domination NYC - worlddominationnyc.com
Photography and Creative Direction:    Phillip Wong
Styling:   Phillip Wong
Make-up/Hair:   Pilgrim
Models:   Marloes Stevens - Supreme NYC


Little Red Lighthouse

The Little Red Lighthouse

By Amber Reiss and Phillip Wong

The Little Red Lighthouse, where we shot our editorial of that name, was chosen because of it’s history and a children’s book by Hildegarde Swift called The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge and written in 1942.

Originally, it was a red pole hung over the river to reduce accidents in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and then a 10 candlepower light was added to the pole in 1889. The current structure was built as the North Hook Beacon, in Sandy Hook where it stood until 1917.

Reconstructed at its current location in 1921 by the United States Coast Guard … originally had a battery-powered lamp and a fog bell. At its current location, it was operated by a part-time lighthouse keeper.

A great gray bridge began construction in 1927 and was completed in 1931. That bridge was named the George Washington Bridge, but never named in Swift’s book. The Little Red Lighthouse was considered to be rendered obsolete by the bridge's navigational lights and was decommissioned by the Coast Guard which put out its light in 1948.

When destruction of the lighthouse was considered, public outcry, largely from children who were fans of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, led the Coast Guard to deed the lighthouse to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation on July 23, 1951. In 1979, it was listed in National Register of Historic Places as "Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse" and was designated a New York City Landmark in 1991. In 2002, it was relighted by the city.

Hildegarde Swift’s book, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, uses the story of building George Washington Bridge next to small lighthouse to affirm that even the small are important and has delighted generations of children around the world. Every year there is a Little Red Lighthouse Festival in which the lighthouse is opened for viewing and the city celebrates the only existing Lighthouse in the city.

  1. Black and white polyblend cardigan - Zoe&Phoebe. Pleated leg jumpsuit - Bebe. Core lace-up heels - Jeffrey Campbell.
  2. Ayesha stretch leather dress - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com
  3. Black and white polyblend cardigan - Zoe&Phoebe. Pleated leg jumpsuit - Bebe. Core lace-up heels - Jeffrey Campbell.
  4. Leather and fabric Cassandra dress - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com, Black thong - H&M, Footwear - Sergio Rossi.
  5. Leather and fabric Cassandra dress - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com, Black thong - H&M, Footwear - Sergio Rossi.
  6. Leather and fabric Cassandra dress - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com, Black thong - H&M, Footwear - Sergio Rossi.
  7. Ayesha stretch leather dress - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com
  8. Leather laser Laura dress - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com. Black thong - H&M
  9. Black and white polyblend cardigan - Zoe&Phoebe. Pleated leg jumpsuit - Bebe. Core lace-up heels - Jeffrey Campbell.
  10. Leather olive Tamara dress - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com
  11. Black leather coinmail tunic, roan leather jeans - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com
  12. White V-neck pullover, two-toned twill three-button front jeans - Zoe & Phoebe. Bralette top - Shanti Lingerie
  13. Black lambskin Gothic shirt, rust suede jeans - Carla Dawn Behrle - carladawnbehrlenyc.com. Mid-calf boots - Sergio Rossi
  14. Red polyblend pullover with black stripes, two-toned twill three button front jeans - Zoe & Phoebe. Core lace-up heels - Jeffrey Campbell.
  15. Black and white polyblend cardigan - Zoe&Phoebe. Pleated leg jumpsuit - Bebe. Core lace-up heels - Jeffrey Campbell.
Photography and Creative Direction:   Phillip Wong
Design Direction:   Louis Franco
Make-up/Hair:  Pilgrim
Stylist:   Pilgrim & Wong
Stylist Assistant:   Leanna Franco
Models:  
Danielle Dorchester -  Supreme NYC
Georgie  -  Supreme NYC   
Anya Lesun - Q Management NYC