New York

NYC Street Art March 2017

Change happens so quickly in the world of street art and graffiti that I'm sorry I didn't get this post up sooner—but I'd reckon most of the larger works I'm sharing below are still in good shape, especially commissioned works like the Ouizi #MuralOnMott and the jgoldcrown wall for Rag & Bone. Big cities are a hub for the best of the best when it comes to street art, so I'm excited to share some iconic works by some of the medium's greatest creators.

Jet Martinez   |  249 Mulberry Street

Jet Martinez | 249 Mulberry Street

Ouizi   |  244 Mott Street

Ouizi | 244 Mott Street

jgoldcrown   |  65 E Houston Street

jgoldcrown | 65 E Houston Street

One of the cool things about street art is that a piece doesn't have to be two stories tall to be striking. Strolling down Houston Street, I stumbled upon this adorable 2:12 portrait that is one of my favorite street art spottings to date. She's like a modern day Mona Lisa.

2:12   |  70 E Houston Street

2:12 | 70 E Houston Street

Denton Burrows   |  187 E Houston Street

Denton Burrows | 187 E Houston Street

Hek Tad     | 14 E 2nd Street

Hek Tad | 14 E 2nd Street

Os Gemeos     |  2nd Avenue and 1st Street, East Village

Os Gemeos | 2nd Avenue and 1st Street, East Village

Over the last year, I've loved learning more about street art and the people who create it. It was so much fun to see the work of so many different artists in one of the greatest cities in the world. I have more street art posts coming from more cities I've visited this year including lots in Europe, so keep an eye out!




Fall Color-Blocking

Fall Color-Blocking | truelane
Fall Color-Blocking | truelane
Fall Color-Blocking | truelane
Fall Color-Blocking | truelane
Fall Color-Blocking | truelane

Photos: Alex Ry

JustFab jacket  |  Bar III dress  |  Sneakers c/o Unnown Footwear  |  Sunglasses c/o Windsor  |  Chanel bag loaned c/o Bag Borrow or Steal 

There's nothing quite like golden hour in lower Manhattan. Alex and I have been referring to ourselves as 'the dream team' this entire trip, and that's always confirmed for me when we shoot together. We got these photos in about thirty frames and five minutes. She's a miracle worker! This was my second look of the...fifth (?) day at New York Fashion Week, and what I wore for the Coach show (which was AMAZING and beautiful, even though it's now my least-liked photo on Instagram [?!?!!?! Goofballs.]). 

We have ONE DAY left of our trip. I'm going to miss everything—all of it—so much. Follow along the last few moments on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Alex is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as well, and she's silly and amazing and talented and hilarious.




Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street

On my third trip to New York City, I stayed at a budget hotel in TriBeCa and walked by the Duane Street Hotel every day, simply to admire their branding. They have simple block letters in white decaled on the front door, and the inside—as you can see below—is even more stunning.

Photos: Alex Ry

Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane
Home Sweet Hotel: Duane Street | truelane

Duane Street's decor is a perfect blend of retro influence with casual luxury and delightful whimsy. Alex and I spent several lovely, slow moments winding down in the lobby with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine taking in the city around us through the big picture windows. It's a different vibe in TriBeCa than midtown, where we were staying for the first half of our trip. Since it was Alex's first time in New York City, I wanted her to see it from more than one angle, so I moved us downtown for two nights after I found a great deal on Hotels.com.

I didn't know what to expect since staying at Duane Street had only been a dream of mine, but as soon as we walked in with our 8 pieces of luggage, we felt taken care of. They made us feel like they wanted us to be there, which should be the feeling you get from any hotel. Every concierge was easy and enjoyable to talk with. The hotel is conveniently located right near a popular subway stop, and they even have free bikes out front for you to rent for rides along the river or in traffic, if you're brave enough (I'm not, especially without a helmet!).

It was a splurge for us, but I guarantee you'll find better Duane Street deals when your stay doesn't fall over fashion week. Hotel prices were up at least 3x, no matter what neighborhood we looked in. I'm so pleased with what we found and truly can't wait for my next stay.