Got a Girl Crush On: Adren Wray’s photos of creatives project, Boots & Pine
"I am inspired by those who use dress as a vehicle for creative expression and for serious fun. Boots & Pine started with my love of people watching and of style, and is growing into something bigger and better than I could’ve imagined. I’ve loved getting to meet and befriend so many wonderful people, and I hope to continue growing this project into the future."
Got a Girl Crush On: 17-year-old Rochelle Ballantyne of Brooklyn taking the chess world by storm.
…raised by a single mom from Trinidad and soared on the I.S. 318 chess team. Rochelle, now 17 and aiming to become the first African-American woman to become a chess master, has won a full scholarship to Stanford University. She’s planning to attend even though she has never visited the campus.
“We were meant to break stereotypes,” Rochelle told me. “Chess isn’t something people are good at because of the color of their skin. We just really work very hard at it.”
Today I stumbled on to this amazing Sugar Boy video and I just keep re-watching Ilana rollerskating, karate chopping and high-fiving her way through my beloved borough in attempts to retrieve her favorite baseball card. If you make it through the entire video without the slightest bit of a Girl Crush yourself, I’d keep it to yourself. Ilana has some mad nipple-ripping skills.