Living in New York City, street art abounds.
… And there’s a lot of character in today’s post.
Despite that bad rap, graffiti — or street art, rather — can be a beautiful thing. Remember how gorgeous Maya Hayward’s mural on the Houston/Bowery wall was this spring?
Though often beautiful, sometimes graffiti can just be very… functional.
You know, purposeful. Like so:
Oh, New York.
Weaving through the city’s streets and skyscraper buildings is one of my favorite things to do when I have a bit of down-time. (Down-time, LOL.)
As a result, I had a lot of fun scouting locations for today’s post.
You guys know the brand Perrier, right?
Yes, the sparkling water.
Yes, the water you drink in those vodka beverages.
In a cool campaign that kicked off earlier this year, Perrier partnered with three world-renowned street artists.
The challenge for each artist was to put their own spin on the brand’s iconic bottles and cans, and the result is a limited edition collection that’s unique, decidedly different, and one that evokes a “collect all nine” vibe. (I’m well on my way in doing so — kinda like how we hoarded wine bottles in college.)
So, when Perrier challenged me to share my own favorite works of street art in New York City, it was a no-brainer. Like I said — in this town, art abounds. I practically do this on accident with all of my outfit shoots anyway.
One of my favorite spots in the city is L’asso, located in Manhattan’s downtown Nolita neighborhood.
It’s a graffiti-friendly pizzeria that’s a revolving canvas for street artists — and the exterior is practically an exhibit in-and-of itself.
Here, you’re likely to find the work of Bradley Theodore – a namesake street artist who evokes colorful, modern representations of prolific fashion figures.
My all-time favorite is when he pitted these two fashion heavyweights head-to-head, but his representation of Karl and Choupette is a close second.
*In this post:
Bik Bok cropped sweater (bought in Oslo; love this version)
Equipment blouse (similar here and here)
Vince Camuto pencil skirt (on sale)
Alexander Wang Lia cross-body bag (here in black; similar on sale)
Pointed-toe booties c/o Modcloth
NARS Audacious lipstick in “Anna”
Essie nail polish in “Merino Cool”
*Click to shop: Equipment blouses | black ankle boots
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Disclosure: Thanks to Perrier® for partnering on this post in celebration of their limited Street Art® edition. To see and learn more, click here or join the conversation with #StreetArtByPerrier.