This weekend marks the end of a chapter and transitions into the start of something new for me: I start my new job on Thursday, I can say that I’m now quite settled into my new NYC apartment (although it took about four weeks), and I’m launching something that’s really new for me — my blog, The Rebel Cavalier. Welcome!

I had such a great day shooting with my dear friend Mercedes to help me with my first post. I’m madly in love with what the west side of New York has to offer and as small of a city as it may be, I’m always uncovering new places of inspiration in this area. I spotted this cobblestone street lined with these colorful, raw warehouses months ago and had to do my first shoot here.

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And so I’m off into the next chapter of my life — wish me luck! Is the unofficial end of summer the start of something new for you, too?

 Wearing: Rick Owens Tee (similar) // Levi’s 510 Skinny Fit Jeans // AllSaints Belt
Tom Ford Sunglasses (similar) // Maison Martin Margiela ID Bracelet
Everlane Backpack // Christian Louboutin Sneakers

Photography by Mercedes Mimran (of Young Love)