Thursday, October 2, 2014

A BETTER COMMUTE

JEWELRY BY LINA NOEL, MACKAGE LEATHER JACKET, FOREVER21 JUMPSUIT

commuting sucks.  it generally involves me being tired, cranky,
hungry, and sweaty, considering there is little-to-no ventilation
at my F train stop.  and while listening to music + sipping
on stumptown coldbrew slightly alleviates these first world problems
of mine, there's one more thing that is guaranteed to improve my
daily trek to soho--traveling in style.  so when lina noel asked me
to do a shoot in the subway featuring some pieces from her latest
collection, i was more than happy to do so. 

all lina noel jewelry is handmade, unique, and signed by the artist
herself.  some of her materials include 14k gold, sterling silver,
and unique crystals.  an insane amount of attention to detail and
thought goes into each piece, and it truly shows. lina is a genuine
artist and visionary (not to mention one of the nicest, coolest,
sweetest native new yorkers i've ever met).  she also has partnered
with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to donate $50 of each
signature elephant necklace sold to help foster an elephant [and
who doesn't love elephants?!].

so here's a big thank you to lina for drastically improving my
commute; the subway is a much more enjoyable place when i'm covered
in such gorgeous jewelry.  you too can improve your commute by
shopping her line here.  and you can improve an elephant's commute
[well, life] here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: GUARIO RODRIGUEZ
ART DIRECTION: TRAVIS SPIER
ASSISTANT: FELCIA MACHOVER