Strolling in DUMBO

Hello girls (and boys), I finally have a picture for my about page! I have been thinking about this and envisioning what I would like for quite a while now. And my visions came to life last Saturday when I met with the wonderfully talented photographer Catherine May Taylor and my “Ken” Jean Claude (shhh, looks left, looks right…he really likes boys). We headed to the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO and had a productive and fun shoot. It was a beautiful day: sunny, not humid and the light was just perfect. I have to say I was not particularly looking forward to it as I do not like being in front of the camera, and I do not like posing. But I will let you in on a little secret, I did not hate it as much as I thought I would, and towards the end I even started to like it a bit. DUMBO is great neighborhood to shoot in because it is not super crowed like Manhattan, and the streets are bigger and more open then other Brooklyn neighborhoods. Although this shoot was for my about page I decided to share the rest of the photos from the shoot. They were just too beautiful not to share. And if you live in the NY tri-state area and need a photographer, ย definitely consider Catherine. I think these pictures are more then enough to see how brilliantly talented she is, but you can see more of her work on her site And I am super excited to work with her again.ย 

All images owned by Dressing Ken and Catherine May Taylor, please do not use with out permission and or crediting and linking to and ย 

Allie founder and creative director for ALLIE NYC

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  1. September 10, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    I love this shoot! Great pictures!

  2. September 10, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    Love the pictures and your bunny ears! Love! DUMBO looks like a fantastic area for a shoot. That mint colored wall is beautiful!!

  3. September 10, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    These photos are super and you look great in them. I feel really awkward in front of the camera but look at you letting your awesome personality shine! How did you resist putting the cheeky wink as your about pic huh!

  4. September 10, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    Really beautiful photos! You found the perfect backdrop (DUMBO is beautiful!) and that wall color!! You guys look so great – and a fabulous ‘About me’ photo, I concur ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. September 10, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    Love these! You look like a lovely, chic Alice in Wonderland!

  6. September 10, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    These photos are awesome!! Love DUMBO!

  7. September 10, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    This is such an adorable shoot! Your rabbit ears are so fun! Love how you styled your dress. Great photos!

    xo honestly, b.

  8. September 10, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos and it looked like such a fun time!

  9. September 10, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    Loving the shoot! The aqua wall is amazing and your outfit is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. That is exactly what I want to wear when i go out, but dang it if I have anything like it in my closet!

  10. September 10, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Oh my, what a gorgeous shoot! The bunny ears are completely adorable! This shows your fun personality so much.

  11. September 10, 2013 / 9:57 pm

    Love your pics!

  12. September 10, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    I’m so glad you shared this Alicia! You are so pretty! Love your dress and those ears are just too cute. I want a dress like that! The pictures are FABULOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  13. September 11, 2013 / 1:17 am

    These are so cute!! I absolutely love them. You can just see how much fun you two were having. I really love the ones with the ears. And DUMBO looks so pretty. I really need to start venturing to Brooklyn more.

  14. September 11, 2013 / 1:21 am

    These photos are awesome! DUMBO is such a great little area. Love the bunny ears and your Ken for the day.

    xx, Brenna of Bubbly in Brooklyn

  15. September 11, 2013 / 1:39 am

    I love these…so original. You look fab!

  16. September 11, 2013 / 9:53 am

    I really love these photos. Absolutely stunning. Love these outfits too. Very nice style.

  17. September 11, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    Oh so this is the shoot you had mentioned to me awhile ago. You look fabulous Alicia! I love the bunny ears and the dark tights with the light dress – fantastic contrast!

    Yes if we can both get our ducks in a row, we should try to hit up some shows/events together next NYFW.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  18. September 11, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    Fabulous photos!! They are just gorgeous and so fun!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  19. September 11, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    they turned out fabulously!! it doesn’t hurt that she had a great model to work with!

  20. September 11, 2013 / 6:36 pm

    These are great! You’re like Alice in the city ๐Ÿ˜€

    xo Ashley

  21. September 11, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    These are great! You look beautiful!

    xx Alecia

  22. September 12, 2013 / 11:32 am

    that dress is so lovely and ethereal!

  23. September 12, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    Just wanted to let everyone know what I am wearing. The bunny ears I got a MACY’S two years ago for a Halloween costume. But it got snowed two years in a row! So I put them to good use here. The jacket was one of the best purchases I have ever made. I got it at H&M it was from one of their more expensive lines, it was $70.00 and a &70.00 very well spent. It is well made and looks like I could l have got it from Banana Republic . I always get compliments on it! The dress is from a company called Mustard Seed they do not seem to have a website and only sell wholesale. I picked this up at Buffalo Excahnge. And the little booties I got at Payless of all places. They too look fairly expensive but of course are not.


  24. September 12, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    Cute bunny ears and I love your dress!You and Ken look wonderful in this photoshoot the whole concept seems so fun!

    Dee of Ms Dee Kay

  25. September 12, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    Great photos! The rose pin and bunny ears were perfect accessories. ๐Ÿ™‚ Jean Claude looks so serious.


  26. September 12, 2013 / 10:51 pm

    i am totally a not in front of the camera person myself but i always wish i had at least one cool set of photos of myself. this is inspiring me. now how did you channel your inner model? you look so natural in front of the camera! i love the aqua wall in the background – the whole color palette is gorgeous! xo

  27. September 12, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    They turned out AMAZING!! They’re so fun and you can tell they uniquely represent yourself. Just darling. Congrats on your first shoot!!

    Jules of Canines & Couture

  28. September 13, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    You’re gorgeous! This is the first time I see you for real! Ok, maybe not in person but I’m meeting you for the first time in your blog =)

  29. September 17, 2013 / 5:22 am

    omg…these are such beautiful and fun photos!!!!! My fave is the one of you in bunny ears holding Ken’s hand on the turquoise wall backdrop!Glad to hear you ended up enjoying the whole photoshoot! Maybe there shall be more to come in the future???;)

    p.s. nice to put a face to a blog, and a pretty one too:D


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