My second day in the city was even crazier and jam-packed than the first one! It started with a pampering appointment at the CARAVAN Styling Studio, located at the Gregory hotel which is right around the corner from Herald Square. There I met up with Valerie, a beauty junkie and connoisseur who got me ready for the photoshoot I had planned in the afternoon by taking care of my nails, hair and make up.
Let me just tell you that she's simply amazing at what she does! I was in love with my braided hair and my make up never looked so good!
I really loved the quirky luxe vibe of the studio!
How fun are these fashion dollls from a New York city based fashion designer/artist??
Can you name them all? (Let me just tell you that I spent like an hour trying to!)
Nails were a struggle. I had been on a 5 hours flight then day before which really weakened my nails and a lot ended up breaking. So all my nails were different lenghts. But Valerie quickly trimmed them and make them look very cohesive! I chose white for my mani, which I think is a perfect color for spring and looks extremely good on a tan hand!
The space is filled with powerful positive messages just like this mirror art installation by Bottled Brooklyn which promotes self empowerment.
After a couple of hours I was fabulous and photoshoot ready! But since it was still too early i decided to shop a little bit and take care of the beautiful day by walking around the city.
Needless to say that this Forever 21 outfit came home with me!
Once again my favorite thing to do while walking around in the city is to look up.
But sometimes the cutest things are just right in front of you! Like, can we talk about this pastel pink Vespa and polka dot helmet?? #GOALS
After all this walking it was finally time for food! We stopped at 12 Chairs Cafe and ordered a feast for ourselves! Shakshuka with a greek salad, mini lamb kebabs, guacamole, french toasts and pancakes with fresh fruits and the most delicious fresh squeezed lemonade! Everything was absolutely amazing! I definitely recommend this spot!
After we got our energy back it was finally time to shoot my look. Loved the vibe of this hotel ever since I walked by it a year ago.
Coat: Shein - Sweater: Brooks Brothers - Skirt: Forever 21 - Bag and espadrilles: Chanel - Sunglasses: Rayban Clubmasters
A Dutch braid, a fishtail braid and two classic braids intersect to create this beautiful hairstyle.