1. Best places to thrift in the New York City area?

There are SO many places…but some of my faves are:

Housing Works, Buy the Bag Sale
159 28th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Salvation Army
436 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Salvation Army Hell’s Kitchen
536 W. 46th
New York, NY 10036

Goodwill Greenwich Village
44 W. 8th St.,
New York, NY 10011

Not in New York City and want to find a great place to thrift in your area? Check out: www.thethriftshopper.com

2. Favorite places for DIY supplies?

Mood Fabrics

225 W. 37th St., 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10018

M&J Trimming
1008 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

New York Beads
1026 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

808 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY  10025


3.What kind of camera/lenses do I use?

I have a Canon 60D, and I love it!  The vari-angle LCD is great for lining up your own shots for those self portraits we bloggers need. As for lenses, I have two — a Canon EF 18-135 mm that came with my camera, and for those close up blurry background shots, a Canon EF 50 mm f/1.4  (at the time I didn’t know I could have gotten them all at once for a better deal — you know I love to save!).

4. Any particular lights to use?

I use two great multi purpose 24″ EX Softboxes with diffusers.