In Upstate Style

a Hudson Valley Lookbook

By Julia Le

Less than a hundred miles away from home, we found ourselves transported to a place that felt much farther than the short drive it took from New York City. Along unfamiliar roads, we were tuned in to the stillness of the air - the landscape steeped in a quietness that rarely comforted our neighborhoods. It was the sort of quiet that stayed, uninterrupted by the cranky honks of impatient drivers - the air free from the lingering haze of Midtown cigarettes.

Instead, we were welcomed by a steady wash of wind, which waved a constant hush through the forest, and carried the sweet scent of dew and rain across our noses. The days were less planned - spent exploring the town, and learning more about the community’s connection to nature and animals. We spent the afternoons drifting into conversation and laughter, simply enjoying every moment as they came. When nightfall came, there were hardly any lights around. Looking out into the darkness, it felt as if we could have been the only ones on earth.

If it wasn’t so cloudy, perhaps we could have even seen the stars.

SUSTAIN Founder & Editor-in-Chief,  Reza Cristián , wearing a jumpsuit made in NYC by  Loup  and a  Liana  tank top.

SUSTAIN Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Reza Cristián, wearing a jumpsuit made in NYC by Loup and a Liana tank top.

Loup ’s canary jumpsuit, layered over a  Liana  tank top.

Loup’s canary jumpsuit, layered over a Liana tank top.

Fashion Editor,  Julia Le , wearing a  BackBeatRags  utility jacket, layered with a  Liana  tank top and  Loup  jeans. Secondhand jewelry, thrifted boots.

Fashion Editor, Julia Le, wearing a BackBeatRags utility jacket, layered with a Liana tank top and Loup jeans. Secondhand jewelry, thrifted boots.

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Decade  top and jeans, with  Edas  earrings.

Decade top and jeans, with Edas earrings.

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Grammar  white crop top with  Decade  mint skirt. Secondhand jewelry, thrifted boots.

Grammar white crop top with Decade mint skirt. Secondhand jewelry, thrifted boots.

Arteaga  Ava blouse and  Decade  jeans.

Arteaga Ava blouse and Decade jeans.

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Arteaga  white floral blouse and linen pants.

Arteaga white floral blouse and linen pants.

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Creative Director: Julia Le

Photographed by: Joe Thomas

Stylists & Models: Reza Cristián, Julia Le

Location: Woodstock Farm Sanctuary