Making new friends in Pompeii.
DSLR selfies are hard guys.
Dress: Donna Degnan
The most magical island I have been to yet – Capri, Italy. I just got back to NYC and am now packing for Coachella but I hope these photos inspire you to travel and explore the beautiful world we live in. Happy Tuesday and I will tell more details about my Italy trip later this week:)
Top and skirt by STYLESTALKER;)
Coat and pants: Urban Outfitters; Sunnies: Quay Australia; Sneakers: Nike
Photos by Jinna Yang
Get outside, go on a rooftop, get your butt to the gym, make a list of restaurants and bars you want to try, go to a comedy show, visit a museum or plan a weekend getaway. There is happiness in the air here. Spring has sprung my friends.
I’m just excited I can wear 2 layers instead of 5. This coat that looks like a robe is amazing – kind of feel like a lady pimp/Easter bunny when I wear it. It’s just so comfortable and easy to throw on and it matches my Nike kicks perfectly. Huge win.
I almost cried 3 times Sunday because it was one of those days where I was just so happy – whatever sometimes I get emotional. I started the day kickboxing with Jinna, got smoothies at Liqueteria and then met up with Alie and Geoff to hang on the roof, have long talks about life and then eat at EN Japanese Brasserie.
Life is beautiful and I love all of you in it. Smile on:)
“Some people fold after making one timid request. They quit too soon. Keep asking until you find the answers. In sales there are usually four or five “no’s” before you get a “yes.” “
– Jack Canfield
“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
We also went to Joe’s Shanghai followed by another bar and then karaoke – highly recommend activities – in that order.
Photos by my girl @nicolealyseee
She is literally the selfie queen. <3 you bb.
New Armani Exchange sneak peak – obsessed with all the cobalt pieces.
So today was kind of amazing. Woke up, ran a little, went to brunch with Paris Hilton for her new fragrance at the Baccarat Hotel in New York, Ubered over to preview the new Armani Exchange collection and then went into the office. I’d call that a solid Wednesday.
First of all Paris’ new fragrance is amazing and the bottle design is so her – love. #sparkleonsparkle
Second – we are both going to be backstage at Coachella and I’m really excited because I’ve never been to a music festival before.
Thirdly, I recently discovered Bella Terra Cosmetics - http://www.bellaterracosmetics.com. I love all natural make up and products and this site only has mineral cosmetics and the quality is amazing. (Also try their exfoliating gel!)
And lastly, the new Baccarat Hotel just opened up today… It is by far the most stunning hotel I have ever seen and I have been to a lot of hotels. I’m a sucker for chandeliers and they have hundreds around the hotel so I was swoon at first sight. Definitely stop in for a drink at their bar on the second floor too – marble, fur, roses, luxe mirrors everywhere – it’s a palace. Baccarat definitely went all out which is why I respect their brand so much – they keep it glamorous but not too gaudy.
Have a happy humpday everybody:)
Inspirations of the day:
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.”
@rescueskin is my favorite skincare product BY FAR – follow me on insta for more;) @amy_marietta
Song of the day: “Empathy” by Crystal Castles
Another fun and inspiring dinner I photographed for Spark Capital at Black Ant in the East Village. There were a lot of awesome humans who all work in the design field – including people from the MOMA – amazing night and food:)
Powered by Koral Activewear
So working out is a lot more fun when you have chic workout gear and when you go with a friend. I LOVE this Koral Activewear set because it is extremely comfortable and fits like a glove. Today Chelsea and I did a boxing class and then got extremely sore and I spent the rest of my day watching documentaries on the beginning of PR and Marketing, Fuckjerry.TV videos that made me laugh until I cried and organized my apartment. I can’t move and have heat pads all over my body – but it was so worth it.
If you are bored with your workout routine or don’t have one (I didn’t workout at all last year – true story) then I suggest you try boxing or kickboxing. It really gets your adrenaline going and is so fun that you don’t realize how hard you are working out until after and your whole body is shaking. AND the endorphins are unreal – so amazing.
KK I’m going to go back to watching my documentaries.
“Always…Unconditionally…Follow your heart. Understand that persistence, hard work, and determination are the keys to success.”
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”
-Mary Lou Retton
You guys, I love boxing. Here is a silly video of me beating up that bag.
Song of the day: “Energy” by Drake
Jacket: Derek Lam from Century 21 Stores; top: KAS New York; Shorts: Marc Jacobs; Shoes: Carolinna Espinosa
Photos by Stefania Consarino
Happy Pi day world!
Inspirations of the day:
“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”
“As we grow up we realize it is less important to have lots of friends, and more important to have real ones.”
“Live your life and forget your age.”
“Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.”
Song of the day: “All Your Fault” by Big Sean and Kanye
More videos on my Youtube Channel here.
HUGE thank you to GILDED LILY NYC – we had a BLAST and I can confidently say it was my best birthday yet by far.
Also thank you Century 21 for dressing me in Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs and Chloe – felt supa dupa glam.
And lastly thank you Rescue Skin for keeping my skin hydrated and camera ready at all times;)
All I have to say is thank you to everyone who sent the thoughtful notes – I have never felt so many warm, fuzzy feelings in 24 hours.
AND also thank you to the amazing Jon Macapodi for partying with us and creating this dope video and photos.
Check out his work here.
AND YES – I am now a DJ – you can call me DJ AM. xx
Okay that’s all. Cheers to life and creating and accomplishing more goals.
Song of the day: “All Your Fault” by Big Sean featuring Kanye
Pool house/snow swag.
Hikes on hikes. We found cows. Day made.
The perfect, pure snow.
Cards Against Humanity, chips, hummus, fur, friends and wine. Perfect.
Giggles on giggles. Stories on stories.
Fur real though.
Miles and his morning selfie.
Brekkie. Jenga. Snow.
My adopted older sis Alie. So many giggles. <3
Geoff and Bogie!!!
Hair of the dog beer for Alie. Swagster.
Shoes by Nike; Sweats by Koral Activewear; Cashmere sweater by Loro Piana
Shenandoah National Park.
Noah the llama be trying to sip my Bloody Mary. <3
Moral of the story is that you should really experience Virginia.
LOVE these macarons from Macaron Cafe! The best I’ve ever had – highly recommend:)
Phone case from Pursecase. xx
What happens in DC, stays in DC – off the record.
Last Thursday I photographed a quaint dinner at Maman in Soho hosted by Spark Capital. Sarah Ashley – my favorite chef in the city – cooked an amazing dinner for everyone while wine was sipped and conversations about entrepreneur ventures and tech aroused – a recipe for great times;)
“Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.”
– Robert G Allen
“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, “Make me feel important.” Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”
– Mary Kay Ash
Song of the day: “Cheerleader” Jaehn Remix
“I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.” ―Shana Abe
“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.” ―D.H. Lawrence
“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” ―Lisa Kleypas
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.” ―Nicholas Sparks
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” ―Stephanie Perkins
“That’s when I finally got it. I finally understood. It wasn’t the thought that counted. It was the actual execution that mattered, the showing up for somebody. The intent behind it wasn’t enough. Not for me. Not anymore. It wasn’t enough to know that deep down, he loved me. You had to actually say it to somebody, show them you cared. And he just didn’t. Not enough.” ― Jenny Han
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” ―Joan Crawford
“We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, this is the problem I want to have. I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way. Let our scars fall in love.” ―Galway Kinnell
“Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed.” ―Tiffany Madison
// Long coat: Marie Saint Pierre; Bag: Dagne Dover //
// Photos by Leexy Monaco before the Nanette Lepore show during New York Fashion Week //
“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.” ―David Byrne
“They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!” ―C. JoyBell C.
“When love is not madness it is not love.” ― Pedro Calderón de la Barca
// Photo by Jon Macapodi //
“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” ―Maya Angelou
// Nanette Lepore show //
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” ―John Green
// Thank you Harper’s Bazaar for the special copy of the March issue – made my day:) //
“You think because he doesn’t love you that you are worthless. You think that because he doesn’t want you anymore that he is right — that his judgement and opinion of you are correct. If he throws you out, then you are garbage. You think he belongs to you because you want to belong to him. Don’t. It’s a bad word, ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love. Love shouldn’t be like that. Did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle all around it; sometimes you can’t even see the mountain for the clouds. But you know what? You go up top and what do you see? His head. The clouds never cover the head. His head pokes through, beacuse the clouds let him; they don’t wrap him up. They let him keep his head up high, free, with nothing to hide him or bind him. You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don’t, do you? And neither does he. You’re turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can’t value you more than you value yourself.” ―Toni Morrison
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche
// Alie and Geoff at Bene Rialto – <3 them. // Photo by Sean Dougherty
I’ve been reading a lot lately and I felt inspired by the idea of love so here are some quotes for ya and I hope they make you feel some type of way:) Follow me on Instagram for more:) @amy_marietta
Live and love.
Casual chic outfit for the shows Sunday. LURVVV Milk Studios.
Bag by Ora Delphine
Backstage at Zoe Jordan which was at the Standard Highline – LOVE her new collection. Check out her site here.
Shirt by MINKPINK
Packed up all the Rescue Skin goodie bags for the Thaddeus O’neil show! Huge thank you to LER PR for making this happen:)
Thaddeus O’Neil presentation at Milk Studios.
Bogie in the car – we took a little trip to Brooklyn in between shows to explore the frozen river – I wish I could say I took these photos but it was WAY too cold so Geoff took them – amazing right?
Alie and Bogie and me! Such a fun day<3
Another little photo diary of what’s been going on – fashion week is always a bit hectic so I’m a little behind with everything but I hope you enjoy some of these pics and are inspired to go explore your city a bit. The world is a beauty. <3
Also please send good vibes to my Grandma Adele – she got into a serious car accident yesterday – car totally flipped upside down – totaled her car – yet miraculously survived without any broken bones – just bruising – mind you she is 90 pounds and extremely fragile. I’ve never felt that kind of immediate panic and anxiety – I’m really bad at handling serious situations when it comes to loved ones – total weak spot for me – I freak out. I love my family more than anything and this completely shook me up – I still can’t believe it happened. I’m so so thankful that she is okay and out of the hospital but this was a huge wake up call for me. It’s so important to stay in touch on a daily or weekly basis – no matter how busy life gets – because you never know when is the last time you will see or hear from somebody. I know that’s depressing but it’s also very real.
Go call your grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, loved ones, best friends and tell them you love them because life is precious and nothing is as important as relationships. I talk to my parents, sisters and best friends pretty much everyday even if it’s just for a minute to get updates/check in and make sure all is well. Make sure to keep in touch and let your loved ones know they are loved. A little goes a long way.
Sorry to write about something that is more on the sad side but I hope you can take a positive from it and feel inspired to reach out to your loved ones and let them know they are appreciated, awesome and that you’re happy to have them in your life.
I <3 all of you and I hope you have an amazing day. Make the most of it.
Inspiration of the day:
“One of the things you can give and will not cost you any money = friendship.”
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Song of the day: “Legend” by Drake
Drake thank you for just dropping this new album – I needed this in my life. You a legend. xx