Welcome to Letters from the City, a blog filled with photos and writing.
My name is Alex. I spend most of my time on software development, but when I have a moment, I like to dust off my camera and write about some of my adventures. I’ve been blogging in some form or another since 1998.
I’m a former Manhattanite now living the quieter life in Queens. I like outerwear and red lipstick.
I was born in the late 80s and was let loose in a GAP kids one too many times, resulting in an ongoing love of 90s fashion. As a young girl, shopping bored me. I would have preferred to play video games or jump in a pile of leaves. Eventually I figured out that shopping was going to happen whether I liked it or not, so I began exploring the various clothing stores I was taken to.
Then one day, a fashion monster was born. I discovered that I loved shopping. Fun color! Soft fabric! Prints! I even wanted to attend a fashion-oriented college. I never did get to fashion school, but I do work in the industry.
And all this time, I had been blogging. My blogs moved from platform to platform and subject to subject before finally evolving to where I am now. I started this blog in 2011 as a way to have fun with what I was wearing and help me become more creative with my wardrobe. Initially I posted photos of my personal style and wrote posts in the form of letters to my blogger friends around the world.
These days, I write about a variety of topics. Regular features include fashion, beauty trends, and city living. When I can, I like to photograph New York Fashion Week in February and September. I like brunch and a good happy hour with friends.
Thank you for spending some of your time here. If you have a moment, I’d love it if you’d introduce yourself in the comments.