Coming to New York every year for a few months has become a sort of creative pilgrimage for me. This year is no different, I've been here a month with a month to go and have had some real milestone moments in my creative journey. I shot a music video on the streets of this electric city for my song 'Fake it Till You Make It' with an incredible cast and crew, something I've been working on long-distance for the last 8 months, started working on film series in association with Red Bull UAE & Sony documenting this journey that I'll be releasing soon and worked with immensely talented photographer Naomi Rader to mark this new chapter in storytelling.
All photos by Naomi Rader
Walking around in this glorious dress (By Monique Lhuillier) was like the opposite of that dream you have in high school before an exam - you know, the one where you're naked and you're just walking around smiling not realizing that the entire school including the new girlfriend of your ex-boyfriend is looking at you with surprising delight. Don't get me wrong, I collected plenty of strange looks on this particular morning as well, but that was only 'cuz I was dancing barefoot at a traffic light. This dress demanded a little lunacy!