So, I was about to snap her photo really quick but as she got closer I recognized her.

I knew I knew her and we were friends at Fordham but I couldn’t remember her name. So, I just stood her with my arms wide open and this funny look on my face!

Then she started laughing and we both started to laugh. It turns out we work in the same area! New York is so big yet so small.

(Not only did Karilyn remember me but she remembered my name…Gosh, I didn’t know I was that bad with names!)

Before I go, Just wanted to point out that the umbrella in the background matches her jewelry.



Finally, a tee shirt that’s worth reading! Words that will make you THINK!

I think your clothes tell people who you are. It’s one of the many ways how you express yourself. This summer I have read some really depressing tee shirts. I don’t understand why a lady would walk down the street with a degrading tee shirt (I saw one that called the person wearing it a ‘female dog’).

I think Jeff pulls this tee off well and what I liked the best is that he didn’t mind wearing a historical women figure on his shirt.

He brought it in Harlem at 125th and Madison. You can visit the store, Harlem Underground at www.harlemunderground.com.

Elba Luciano & Gizmo


I always wanted to take a picture of Elba wearing her cowgirl hat but yesterday I actually asked. It turns out Elba was so friendly we spoke for a while about her growing up in Manhattan, her mom moving from Puerto Rico and how she came to name her dog ‘Gizmo’ (She got his name from the movie Gremlins).

She is the second person I asked to photograph and in response said- “Someone need to photograph you!” For some reason, I like when I hear that.

She also told me she will be rooting for me when I become famous.

When I complimented her on her cowgirl hat she said- “I’m telling you, I’m a cowgirl!”