Hampton Beach

Hampton from Alexandra Steinmetz on Vimeo.

Over the 4th of July weekend, I got the opportunity to check out Hampton Beach, in New Hampshire. Having never been to an East Coast beach outside of Fire Island, I was excited to take the opportunity to check out a real boardwalk, the hoards of people, sandcastle contests, and the freezing cold water. Best of all, it helped check an item off my summer bucket list! Jim Tripp, of Joseph Roads Studios, made this little video to document the day.

*Song : Rhiannon by Best Coast

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A Kickstarter Worth Donating To: Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s The Mask You Live In

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I don’t know if you know this about me, but I have a small obsession with media literacy. I think that in our constantly overstimulated, high media world, it’s super important to understand how the media can effect the way we view each other and ourselves. This can especially be true for young boys and girls.

So, I was excited to find out that the creator of one of my favorite documentary films on media literacy, has started a Kickstarter program to help fund her next film, The Mask You Live In. Unlike her previous film, Miss Representation, Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s newest project will focus on an exploration of masculinity. Often times, we’re so focused on how women are represented in society, we sometimes forget that young men are also forced to prescribe to a preconceived notion of what it means to be masculine.

Miss Representation changed my life. It changed the way I watch television, it changed the way I treat fellow women, and it changed the way I look at my own career paths and goals. I’m a strong believer that documentary film can have a lasting impact on people, and The Mask You Live In has an amazing opportunity to reach a often neglected group of young men who struggle with how to represent themselves on a daily basis.

To donate to the finishing of The Mask You Live In, check out their Kickstarter here.

Mid-Week Roundup

*Image via Going Home to Roost
*Image via Going Home to Roost

We’re halfway through the week! I’ve already filled my weekend with fun plans (brunch with friends! The Guggenheim! A long overdue catchup with a girlfriend!), and am counting down the minutes until Friday evening! I’ve been loving this extra hot and muggy weather that New York is having, and it just makes me itchy to get outside and play. But until the clock strikes 6:30 on Friday, I’ll be enjoying the nice, cool air conditioner. Here are a couple of my favorite articles over the past week to help get you through the next couple of days. Enjoy!

  • Speaking of awesome 90s nostalgia, have you ever wondered what your favorite cartoon characters would look like grown up? Celeste Pille did too, and she drew some awesome renditions here.
  • I have a total girl crush on Ellen Page. And then she went ahead and did this interview and totally sealed the deal for me. 

Have an awesome week! xoxo

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Currently Obsessed: Kate Spade’s Cinema Collection

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1. Cinema City Samira Clutch / 2. Cinema City Clapper Pendant / 3. Lights Camera Action Bangle Watch / 4. Director’s Clapboard iPhone Case / 5. Simply Cinema Movie Belt / 6. Call to Action Terry Tote

If there was ever a collection meant for girls working in the film and television industry, this is definitely it. Kate Spade’s newest collection focuses all around the magic of the cinema, with film reels, marquees, and clapboards being the aesthetic of this collection, giving it a classic, old Hollywood feel. While most of Kate Spades items, are, frankly, out of my price point (have you seen the rent prices in New York lately), I might spoil myself with an item or two from this collection.

After all, I can completely justify the Call to Action Tote since it fits my laptop and production gear. It’s a tax write-off, right? Right?

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Blouse – Vintage purchased at Fox & Fawn in Brooklyn (similar) / Shorts – Indigo Rein (old, similar, similar) / Shoes – Rampage (old, similar) / Sunglasses – Ray-Ban / Jewelry – Vintage, Lucky Brand, Tiffany & Co., Em&Eves Custom Kitchen via Etsy

Over the 4th of July weekend, I was fortunate enough to spend it with family in Hopkinton, MA which is a beautiful, quaint town outside of Boston. While it’s lacking in the excitement of the big city, I took enjoyment in relaxing near the pool, enjoying the quiet, and stuffing myself full of ice cream from The Golden Spoon.

While I’m not from New England, I absolutely relish my opportunities to spend time exploring the Northeast. While on my trip I got to spend some time in Hampton Beach where the water was freezing, which more than made up for the scorching heat and inevitable sunburns. We took these pictures in the town center after a long day at the beach (hello messy hair) where I got to use my favorite prop to date- a big scoop of butter crunch ice cream!

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