Took my first stroll through Greenpoint. A historic waterside town in Brooklyn with an industrial, blue collar energy you can feel on every block. Surrounded by factories and lofts it gives you a workman’s vibe that provides a great backdrop to shoot in.

As we strolled on this 73-degree day we made a few stops. The first of which was on the street at the local park…

Champagne Jesse Mills in Greenpoint Brooklyn wearing J.Crew 2

Champagne Jesse Mills in Greenpoint Brooklyn wearing J.Crew 8

Been wearing this J.Crew Panama Hat all summer, including my last post. I never really plan to wear it, but I tend to just throw it on when I’m on my way out. And in a weird way, it always works as a good staple accessory to my summer wardrobe the last few years. You can see my first post on it a few years back by clicking here.

Champagne Jesse Mills in Greenpoint Brooklyn wearing J.Crew 7

Champagne Jesse Mills in Greenpoint Brooklyn wearing J.Crew 6

In this social media generation, we get so caught up in what we’re wearing and who will see it. Can’t be overly conscious on how many times we’re photographed in something that’s permanently archived on our feeds. Here’s a secret tip: If we feel good in it and it looks good on us, we should always wear it. No matter how many times we’ve worn it before.

We wrapped up the shoot by the water, on the Brooklyn side, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The view never gets old. My favorite vantage of the concrete jungle.

Champagne Jesse Mills in Greenpoint Brooklyn wearing J.Crew 5

Champagne Jesse Mills in Greenpoint Brooklyn wearing J.Crew 3

As I’m learning the city my goal is to shoot in as many neighborhoods I can. There’s so much richness and culture here that I’m embracing with each step, especially when you catch this summer weather up here.

All photos by Kodak.

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills


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