A Chilly Shoot on The Williamsburg Bridge.
By Alecia James Monday, February 23, 2014
Bridges are an integral part of the NYC infrastructure as they serve a key role in connecting different boroughs to each other. Because there's a great deal of elevation with most NYC bridges, one thing you're sure to get is a breathtaking view of the NYC skyline. I ventured to the Williamsburg Bridge, a suspension bridge across the East River, connecting Williamsburg to Lower Manhattan. In addition to a subway track, it boasts a pedestrian path to satisfy your sightseeing adventure, exercise, or leisurely walk. The ascent was a long trek up, but was well worth it, since your eyes are served with the Brooklyn landscape, mostly a concrete jungle and areas of graffiti walls adding so much character. Your walk is not complete without a view of the peaceful East River, juxtaposed with the noise of the passing trains, and blaring horns from the traffic below. I stopped and captured a few moments along the beautiful pink rails as I walked.
Extreme weather calls for careful protective styling. As such, I wore my hair in my favorite protective style, crochet braids. This was installed the night prior, and instead of using the usual Marley braid hair, I opted for "FreeTress" Brazilian braid. I used about 4 packs which took roughly 4 hours to install. I was happy with the final outcome which provided a perfect harmony of length and volume.
This shoot shows the evolution of my personal style and the fact that I've found comfort in simplicity, as opposed to exuberance. I deliberately wanted to intimately connect with the outdoors, so I wore an over-sized sweater with black leggings and brown booties. It doesn't get simpler than this. I accessorized with my favorite circle frame sunglasses and a purple beanie. You don't have to bare it all to be sexy. "Sexy" is being confident, happy, and to be at a place of peace and fulfillment with yourself.
Below I share of some of my favorite moments, where I battled the wind and cold, and still found a reason to smile.
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