I think if you had to plan a rendez-vous with a complete stranger, the ferry would be the perfect place. “Meet me on the 1:30 ferry to Staten Island. I’ll be on the second deck facing east.” That would be an appropriate message to send. Or it would be cool to send that to a lover, and to plan a wonderful picnic for them somewhere in Staten Island. You know me, romance should always be involved. A good ferry kiss could seal the deal. Although I’m not much for public affection, all is forgiven if you’re on a boat of some sort.
I’ve been on the ferry plenty of times, but mostly in the summer. I like to glance around at the many different people, but I could never get an interesting story out of them. They’re usually tourists who like to get a decent view of the Statue of Liberty without paying for it. So they crowd at the end of the giant bot to snap photos of the New York City skyline. I actually do the same thing they do, since I normally have no destination or serious plans when I’m on the ferry. It’s not like it’s my way of commuting back and forth for work. I’ve been living in New York for over five years, and I always like to snap a good skyline photo.
I wore my Paola pumps because I’ve been meaning to shoot them for over a year, and it never happened. I bought them because they had gold heels, and they were called Paola. They’re not the most comfortable shoes, but it’s ok because they share my name. I don’t have to wear them out to dance for a night, I can just stare at them and smile from time to time. I wore them with a flirty tweed skirt with leather detail at the waist and a simple blouse with clean lines. You know, one of those blouses you just want to wear everyday with everything? I was going for simple and chic, but the dazzled shoes and the bright yellow bag took it up a notch.
Blouse: JCrew; Skirt: H&M; Bag: BCBG; Shoes: Vince Camuto; Necklace: Topshop
Photographer: Darnell Scott
Location: Staten Island Ferry