Vintage Nautical Prints, Fiberglass, and a Free Ferry to Ikea


It’s a New Yorker right of passage to make the trek to Red Hook, Brooklyn on the Ikea Ferry.  If you’re like me, it’s even a “secret spot” so to speak for your out-of-town visitors: on the way over you show them an easy-breezy (FREE) view of Lady Liberty followed by $1 Ikea Hot Dogs (or whatever other cheap cuisine they are offering that day), and on the way back you have the added bonus of the extra sets of hands to carry all of your shit back.  Because, even if you have no intention, you WILL inevitably leave with a boat load of ridiculous things.

I came across the broken-down Trolley in Red Hook many years ago and always knew I wanted to come back to shoot.  Earlier this summer I finally made the dream come to fruition and took advantage of every part of the journey to shoot for the blog, including the adorable Ikea Ferry itself.  I changed in its bathroom, followed by images by the warehouses (you can see an example in THIS RECENT POST), and even climbed inside the Trolley (illegally). Photos coming soon.

One note of caution: the trolley is shut down for a reason, don’t make the mistake of getting inside unless you enjoy the itching of fiberglass embedded in your ass.  It took at least 100 showers until I started to feel normal again– not attractive.  All the headaches aside, the resulting images were well worth it and I look forward to sharing them with you over the next week.

Today we get a bit nautical in this 1980’s blue printed dress.  It is 100% fun summer fashion from the clear shoulder bag, to the polka-dotted scarf, down to the patent leather wedges.  Take a look and, if you haven’t already, get on board with your own fun, printed, nautical look this weekend!


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The sunglasses are aviators by Christian Dior. My earrings and necklace are both vintage.  My bag and scarf are from Forever 21.  The shoes are a major cheapie from Bakers.



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Dress: Vintage, from eBay Seller: Thriftwares, Necklace: Vintage, Earrings: Forever 21, Handbag: Forever 21, Scarves: (Longer) Forever 21 (Shorter) Vintage, Shoe: Bakers

Photography by: Chris Bowers,

Styling by: Ginger,

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