Jazz Age Lawn Party: Summer 2014

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The Jazz Age Lawn Party, held two weekends a year on NYC’s Governor’s Island, is my hands down favorite “Summer in New York” event to attend. This year, for the first time, I went in both June and August.

I still had a blast, but my first visit in June was very hot, and the event seemed weirdly overcrowded (a first in the many years I’ve been attending). Yesterday’s event was much more laid back, and the weather was pleasant– making it even easier to run around and capture so many amazingly dressed guests in all of their finery. With a few breaks to sip champagne and picnic with friends of course.

Needless to say, if you ever have the chance to attend— GO. This is one of those words cannot do it justice type of gatherings. So I’ll just let the images do all the talking from here.

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Flashback: Chanel F/W 2010 Ad Campaign– Behind the Scenes

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The past few weeks after NYFW ended, I’ve been sick more days than not. (Really sick.) Due to feeling so under the weather, some of my recaps have been delayed a bit. So what better time to do a flashback Friday post celebrating the four-year anniversary of one of my favorite shoots ever: Behind the scenes of the Fall/Winter 2010 Chanel Ad Campaign shoot, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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The original post is still to this day my highest viewed blog post ever. The photos went on to be featured in a handful of international fashion magazines, which, to put it simply– paid my rent for a few months that year. I’ll never forget my day on set, and how it ended with me meeting the man himself, Karl Lagerfeld. If only more brands did such fun ad campaigns right on the streets in NYC!

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A Visit To Sleepy Hollow

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Yesterday, I took a break from all my edits and event photography work to head north of the city for a visit to the town of Sleepy Hollow. Made famous by the Washington Irving tale of The Headless Horseman, the town joyfully capitalizes on the story’s mythology, and celebrates the spirit of Halloween.

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I’ve been wanting to go to Sleepy Hollow, which was just a 40 minute train ride north of the city, for YEARS. I love ghosts, Halloween, and “spooky” things, so I was incredibly excited to finally have time to make the trip.

One of the fun “attractions” I was able to stop by was Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Night time lantern tours are offered, and there is even a two-evening night-time photography workshop (that I’m very sad I can’t attend!) in the month of October.

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Fashion’s Night Out 2012

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Much like last year, I had a fun, magical FNO on the UES of Manhattan at the Oscar de la Renta store with friends, a great band, and Oscar himself. Oh, and a lovely actress you may recognize. 😉

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It was over in the blink of an eye. But I had so much fun, between the event, and my daily shows, I’m now exhausted, and having trouble keeping my eyes open long enough to write this! I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves again, because really, what more is there to add?

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Oscar serenading.

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Jazz Age Lawn Party 2012

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One of my favorite bi-annual NYC events happened last weekend— The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island!

I harass my friends about going every year. They always debate whether or not it’s really as awesome as I make it sound…and then they see my photos, and regret not going! Never fear though: if you missed it, it happens again in August.

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For this year’s June weekend of festivities, I attended the party on Saturday. A first, and honestly, not something I’m sure I’d do again. The past two years, I’ve gone on Sunday, which always seems to be more lively, and full of more dressed up, dedicated party-goers.

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Either way, it was still fun, drinking in the sun, taking photos, and making some new friends. I don’t, however, recommend attending after you’ve had a late night out with friends. I was a bit late heading out, and only caught the last 2 hours of the event. (I won’t make that mistake again!)

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Photographed by Zak Knudsen.

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Me, looking a little kooky.

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Menswear! So cute.

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I saw this adorable little girl everywhere that day.

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A familiar face from last year.

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Too much fun in the sun?

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More menswear!

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Zak and the tower o’ beer!

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These two win best dressed couple of the day!

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New friends I made on the ferry ride over!

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Creeeeepy.

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Watermelon love.

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The Jazz Age Lawn Party official website.

See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost