If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Our very own Lomography staffers from New York were featured on NYDailyNews.com’s Fashion section today for their style as well as to promote their show, “Analog Dreams.” So chic and so creative!
Lomography staffers Jessica Edwards, Stephanie Murano, Caitlin Tighe and Ignacio Torres show off their style and talk about “Analog Dreams: A collection of Images from the Lomography NYC Staff" on NYDailyNews.com.
STEPHANIE MURANO, WINDSOR TERRACE
Murano, 23, dresses for her on-the-go lifestyle.
“I’m all over the city during the day, so I definitely need something I can run errands in, like comfortable shoes that still have a bit of style.”
Her violet cowboy boots have become a wardrobe staple, adding a bright twist to otherwise simple outfits.
Murano shops at Urban Oufitters and American Apparel, while drawing inspiration from more expensive brands like Free People, Anna Sui and Anthropologie.
“I usually start with my blacks and add something that pops,” she says. “Jazz things up with a funky colored coat, a great shoe or piece of jewelry that’s going to turn heads. Keep in mind that color is great and it attracts people to you.”
JESSICA EDWARDS, HARLEM
Edwards’ favorite designer happens to live close to home.
The Australia native, 23, has always been drawn to New Zealand-based Karen Walker for her fun and flirty looks.
“I like cute little tops that are really fitted, and in the summer, loose, flowy things,” says Walker, an assistant manager. “Zara is one of my favorite places to shop because its style is similar to Karen Walker’s.”
The New York transplant has taken more fashion risks since arriving in the Big Apple.
“I’m from a small beach town. It’s very laid-back. People wear flip-flops and shorts every day. Here they dress up. Women are walking around in heels and have pretty dresses on. Everyone is style-conscious. I love fashion, so it was the right city for me to move to.”
IGNACIO TORRES, BUSHWICK
Torres’ outfits all start with a sweater.
The 23-year-old sales associate loves the versatility of the basic top.
“They’re very comfortable and relaxed. I can wear them with jeans or over a nice button-up and it’ll look completely different,” he says.
Lately he’s been inspired by Givenchy’s menswear collection.
“It’s very urban-inspired and I’m trying to channel that. I also love Raf Simmons and stores like Opening Ceremony, Uniqlo and OAK, places that are very affordable.”
For spring, Torres will be wearing the opposite of standard New York black: “I’m excited to wear just all white. Shorts that are baggy with very fitted button-up shirts and clunky shoes.”
CAITLIN TIGHE, GREENPOINT
Tighe, 25, made her Florida wardrobe work for New York winters.
A dress and tights girl, Tighe makes them weather-appropriate by adding boots and a sweater.
“Worse comes to worse, you wear some thermals underneath your dress and you’re fine,” she laughs.
She likes mixing vintage pieces with newer buys and rummages through thrift stores — her favorite is Atlantis Attic in Williamsburg — for unique items.
“The cool thing about New York is there’s so much history here. I feel like the fashion has always been good here. Coming from Florida, you have to be very picky. Here, you go to a thrift store and you can find the most amazing pieces.”
“Analog Dreams: A collection of images from the Lomography NYC Staff,” featuring a live DJ and free snacks and drinks, runs from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Lomography Gallery Store, 106 E. 23rd St.