Walk around the Lower East Side long enough, and you're bound to run in to a beautiful, bold, young, brunette woman with pitch-perfect street style and a camera in her hand. Smile — it's Ellie Eckert of one of our favorite local blogs, City Brewed. A Florida transplant with a tough-yet-feminine style, Ellie is not only a full-time journalism student aiming for a future in editorial, she's a full-time street-style wonder with an intimate understanding of the best local spots. Lucky for you, she slipped on her Clarks and showed us her favorite spots like Kater and Rachel before her. So, step out with us for a quick tour of Ellie's LES, a few street-style pointers from this acknowledged expert, and a big sugar rush followed by a taste of Nirvana. (You'll see what we mean.)
Click on to begin our walk around the block.
Photographed by Aaron Richter, Styled by Claudia Cifu, Hair by Sera Sloane Bishop, Makeup by Tiffany Patton.
Photographed by Aaron Richter