Date Archives July 2013

Richelle Jones

I snapped a quick shot of Richelle on our way into the Huffington Post offices. Check out our chat with HuffPost Live below.

Bill and Eva

Yesterday I attended a great talk about vintage clothing at The Museum of The City of New York. The most gorgeous couple was seated in front of me and I knew that I had to take their photograph. When I leaned over and handed them my card, the gentleman smiled and turned to his wife. It turns out that he had given her my book as a gift, because he thought that she would be a perfect candidate for Advanced Style. I was thrilled to hear this and hope I get the chance to meet and photograph Bill and Eva again soon.

Three Dance Legends at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing

Norma Miller and Carmen De Lavallade
Dawn Hampton, Carmen De Lavallade, and Norma Miller
Dawn Hampton

A few weeks ago some friends and I headed to Lincoln Center for the opening of this year’s Midsummer Night Swing concert series. As soon as I arrived I ran into my gorgeous friends Lana Turner and Carmen De Lavallade. Carmen told me that she was there to meet one of her idols, 93-year-old Norma Miller, and asked if I wanted to come along. I jumped at the chance to meet Norma, one of the legends of the Swing era.

Backstage, Carmen ran into another incredible performer, Dawn Hampton.  I quickly pulled out my iPhone as the ladies, all three in their 80s and 90s, started to dance to the sounds of swing music resounding in the background. It was an honor to meet these remarkable  ladies and I will forever be inspired by their incredible energy and spirit.

Check out a small clip of Norma, Dawn, and Carmen HERE and watch “The Queen of Swing”, 93-year old Norma Miller, dancing the night away at Lincoln Center HERE .