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Elle Asbury

Elle Asbury

  Top: Madewell / Jacket: Imogene & Willie / Denim: Madewell / Shoes: Gucci / Hat: Janessa Leone / Intimates: Aerie

Away

Away

Throughout my travel profession I have gone through my fair share of suitcases. One always seems to last a few around the world travels and then it begins to deteriorate. At first it didn’t both me because I considered each rip or tear to just […]

Come Together

Come Together

In recent years it seems that the age for vinyl records has been resurrected. You are witnessing record labels promoting their artists not just on iTunes or Spotify but encouraging the consumer to purchase the album on vinyl. Even labels like Third Man Records are establishing their own record pressing plant. Do trends like this give hope to the ever dying record store? Would you even go as far to say that the gaining popularity of vinyl records is a trend?

A few weeks ago MOMA ps1 held a music festival where over 60 record labels participated. The day was filled with live performances, panels, films, and workshops. Among all the activities and dialogue surrounding the fate of the fading vinyl record era was the label fair. A single warehouse room was stocked full of labels promoting artists and giving all those who attended the opportunity to add to their, I assume, already growing vinyl record collection.  However I couldn’t help but shake the feeling that a lot of those in attendance weren’t necessarily there for their love of vinyl records and the experience you get when listening to one but the fact that it may have just been the place to be on a casual Sunday afternoon. I was expecting a completely different vibe heading into the festival, one filled with other music lovers who believe there is something sacred about the vinyl record and listening to an artist’s album from start to finish, not just caring about the hit single from it.

When someone would consider themselves a music enthusiast “back in the day”, they would not only have an extensive vinyl record collection, but they would know everything about an album and the artist. To this day, my father is one of those people. When it comes to music from the 70s and before, he can name the song, album, and artists in under 10 seconds. It’s pretty remarkable, and his record collection is one of the most impressive ones I have ever witnessed. I have vivid memories of my father quizzing me every time he was playing his music. I frankly don’t know if I’ll ever be on his level when it comes to the knowledge he has on records. That can come down to the era of music I and so many others around my age grew up in. Our era was all about hit singles and that song staying number one at the top of the charts. Nowadays it isn’t so much about making an album of art and soul that is able to touch people and bring them together, it’s more about who can produce the best song right now that will be played everywhere, forcing itself into your head. Don’t get me wrong, I still think there are people out there who encompass the traditional music enthusiast mindset like my father, and secretly I was thinking this festival would be filled with them. Walking around though, taking everything in I couldn’t help but realize that wasn’t the case. Instead I found myself surrounded by people who felt that this event was the place to be for a Sunday afternoon and all of social media had to know.

In all honesty, I was hoping the festival would give me hope for this integral section of the music industry but it just kept me wondering what the true fate is of record stores and vinyl records altogether. With Record Store Day this Saturday, finding one to go to is becoming a harder task everyday. Is it on us, the consumer, to keep them alive? Or on record labels to incentivize us to purchase records instead of mp3’s? Or is it a combination of both? Only time will tell, but for now you can catch me buying records locally and listening to them religiously on my record player somewhere in Brooklyn.

Badass Brooklyn

Badass Brooklyn

For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for animals, especially man’s best friend. I grew up in a household that had at least two dogs if not more and they were more than pets, they were family. For the better […]

Reset and Refresh

Reset and Refresh

It’s a common phrase that absence makes the heart grow fonder, or in some cases gives you perception. I’m sure my absence hasn’t gone unnoticed  on here but sometimes taking a step back can be beneficial on all fronts. This past year has been a […]

Update

Update

Happy Tuesday! I must say I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the past couple of weeks. My life has literally been crazy but here are a few updates. I have started a new job, which has consumed my energy with it’s two month training program. It has been amazing though, I am loving the environment and my coworkers. It is a great moment in my professional career right now. Another update, a special person has come into my life. My downtime from my new job has been spent with him and exploring the city and the east coast together. Needless to say it’s been a magical few months.

This week I have more time to start scheduling more posts to hopefully get ahead and everything back on track for High Alpine and all you loyal readers. I actually have quite a few great posts for the month of October in the works so please bare with me and stay tuned.

Please enjoy the few pictures below featuring what my past few weeks have looked like!

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Ever since the weather switched over to cooler temps it has been so much fun exploring the city, especially on the bike I got this summer. A few weeks ago I biked over to the BK bridge to take a few pictures. Every time I watch the sunset from this spot I get goosebumps. This city can be so breathtaking at times, especially with someone by your side.

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The beginning of September I was able to see one of my childhood friends marry the love of her life. It was so beautiful and moving. I’m so unbelievably happy for her and her husband. She looked absolutely breathtaking. Congratulations again Marissa!

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If you aren’t already aware I absolutely love football and football season. Ever since Labor Day my Saturdays have been consumed with hours upon hours of watching college football. Go Huskers!

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Lastly my past few weeks of going on little adventures have been accompanied by these two. They have been making my life extra special lately.


I would love to know any new updates in your life or something fun you’ve done lately.

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Skyline

Skyline

Since moving back to Brooklyn, I lucked out that the apartment I found has access to the roof. It is such a spectacular view of the city from up there. This entire summer I have been utilizing my roof access whether it’s just taking pictures, drinking […]

Playsuit

Playsuit

Outfit Details // Romper: Spell Designs, alternative here and here / Boots: Joie, alternative here / Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff / Sunglasses: Warby Parker If there were one item of clothing that describes this summer, it would be this romper. No matter the temperature or occasion […]

Blackbird

Blackbird

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Outfit Details // Dress: Free People / Booties: Joie, alternative here and here / Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff, alternative here / Sunglasses: Warby Parker

There is no doubt that I have way more black in my wardrobe since moving to New York. Even in the summer I’m still trying to find ways to incorporate it into my outfits. This little black dress has become a favorite of mine this summer and will transition seamlessly into the fall. Any day now the weather will shift for the better, I can feel it in the air.


What are you looking forward to most about fall?

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Transition

Transition

The weather is slowly shifting to fall, and my excitement level is skyrocketing. With September, almost upon us, I am mentally preparing my wardrobe for cooler temps. I look forward to autumn every year when the first signs of fall fashion are placed in stores. […]