Sunday, April 20, 2014

STREET ART SATURDAYS: JERSEY CITY EDITION

Like most holidays in New York City, it seems that everyone I know flees Manhattan for Easter weekend. Sometimes I end up enjoying the peace and quiet in the comfort of my own apartment, and other times I do what all other native east coasters do--get out of NYC.

This weekend, taking full advantage of the spring weather, I walked 5 miles in the morning and then made my way to New Jersey via the bus, which I usually try to avoid. I've seen and heard that Jersey City has a street art culture, and I wanted to go check it out. Now, before I even begin....I just have to say, I did not expect street art like this. While I had pinpointed two murals that I wanted to see, I didn't think there would be anything else around. What I ended up finding was beautiful art down random alleys, giant murals in parking lots, and sides of houses and garages decorated in some amazing graffiti. I'm going to start from the end really quick, just because the last piece we stumbled upon was a perfect description for the day I was having! 


I am so glad that I started this blog and began exploring this passion. This is certainly a new journey, and I'm even more excited that I can share it with all of you! 










As you can see, I'm literally in an alley in Jersey City. Sounds a little sketchy. It's not my typical idea of a photo shoot for fashion and street art, but it was actually the perfect setting! I'm trying not to compare NYC street art to Jersey City, since it is sooo different, but I have to say I do love appreciating the art in quiet for a change. Usually, I'm one of 5 or 6 people taking a picture of a mural. Although not as accessible as the art spots in Manhattan that I frequent, once we were down in this area of Jersey City almost every side street and main road had a piece of art to flaunt. Love it!







 This one below was my favorite of the day. Umm, I would totally live in Jersey City if this could by my garage door!  
I had an amazing day exploring the streets of Jersey City. Most definitely the best time I've had in Jersey thus far. Not sure I would go so far to say I love NJ (see below)...but I'll be back! 

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I ended this great Street Art Saturday with a more literal form of street art...check out these awesome iron wings on a random side street, outside of an ironworks shop. Sweet!!


xx
Naomi

Peace & Happiness to all. Love!!



Outfit pictured: White blouse by H&M. Pink fringe scarf by H&M. Black Pants by H&M. Cognac suede boots by Ecote, from Urban Outfitters. Rastaclat bracelet. Fossil watch. Snakeskin printbag by H&M. 

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