New York Stories

you know i’m a tart for anything inspired by colour, so i was really happy to discover a collaboration between stylist Marcus Hay & photographer Kat Teutsch on a wonderful series called New York Storiesself styled shoots inspired by the lives of fictional ladies in New York City. says Marcus,

I have for a long time wanted to a series of color based stories inspired by fictional characters, eccentric hybrids of personalities I know or admire from a distance in New York. These shoots are produced as a result of meeting or observing from afar the array of characters here, constantly I am inspired by just a glimpse of someone on the street who you know has a long story to tell. New York is famous for its eccentric personalities and thankfully the city is still full of them! Kat and I get a kick out of having a narrative to work from and the possibilities are endless, watch out for some more of our ladies!

they have three stories so far – the blue & green hued Edna Indigo Greenleaf; the rose & citrus story of Goldie Rose Smyth; and the super cool black & gold story of Ophelia Sable Le Blanc (my favourite, which you’ll see below). be sure to check out the rest either at Marcus’ blog or Kat’s website.

styling: Marcus Hay; photography: Kat Teutsch.

Ophelia Sable Le Blanc, Born May 12th, 1952

Ophelia grew up in affluent Chicago suburb of Oak Park, while she did not live in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright of whom designed many of the houses and buildings of more prominent folk, she always wished she had.

An Architectural buff, Ophelia had dreams of attending school for Architecture but somehow never managed to get there settling instead in New York where she was attracted to mood of the 1960’s where her jet black bob and big charcoaled eyes made an impression at the Fashion Magazines where she worked in the Art Department eventually building her way up to a Director position.

Partly retired now, Ophelia still dabbles in Design and holds classes at a prominent Design School for Graphic Design. She loves her coffee black and her cocktails strong, her signature black bowler hat makes an appearance at times when the mood is upon her.

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6 Responses to New York Stories

  1. Diana Moss (@miss_moss) Tuesday 2 July, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    New York Stories: styled shoots inspired by the lives of fictional ladies in NYC. http://t.co/4Ch9LbeHoN

  2. thecitygourmand Tuesday 2 July, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    Beautiful styling, a masterclass! ;)

  3. @mara_dawn Tuesday 2 July, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    RT @miss_moss: New York Stories: styled shoots inspired by the lives of fictional ladies in NYC. http://t.co/4Ch9LbeHoN

  4. Rebecca Tuesday 2 July, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    …Wow, best idea ever! I love to imagine people’s stories. Like that quote that everyone’s been hurt, everyone has a fear and everyone loves someone…and then you try to imagine in the fleeting second what that all entailed. Very cool find, thanks for sharing!

  5. Rachel Wednesday 3 July, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    This is so incredibly inspirational. I’m all about photos telling an entire story so this is right up my alley. Excellent work on their part!

  6. @shesighsandsays Friday 5 July, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    New York Stories http://t.co/Bn2iaZopyS

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