Festive Footnotes ✮ Edith Young

NAME: Edith Young // @edithwyoung

Home base: Manhattan

Drink of Choice: City Bakery's hot chocolate

Activity of Choice: The Park Avenue Tree Lighting and Carol Sing. 

White or Sandy Christmas: All in favor of snowmen.

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Festive attire of choice: A pair of these Ugly Christmas sweaters I designed so that my brother and I could match. (Full design here)

Gift List: The Anna Karlin Studios glass carafe from Coming Soon NYC, these sock monkeys at the Aspen Art Museum designed by a textile designer I know from RISD, Lisa Anne Irwin, Everything I Want To Eat: the Sqirl LA cookbookPollini Desert Boots in blue, anything by Buly 1803


all photos via Edith 

welcome to the second round of festive footnotes. for this installment, I'm featuring the lovely Edith Young. I've been following Edith's work for a little bit and not only does she have a great eye for film photography and creative direction, she also works at one of my favorite companies, Outdoor Voices. Some of her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Cherry Bombe magazine, and on Into the Gloss. If you want to learn more about Edith, you can check out her website here & her stellar Into the Gloss profile. 

one more note, the timing for today's post couldn't be more ideal. Edith and I finally met for the first time yesterday at Ralph's Coffee. For being a first time visitor to the RL coffee shop, the zealously festive 5th avenue certainly was the best backdrop to the already aesthetically pleasing coffee shop. 

enough about coffee, please enjoy Edith's profile. 

Favorite holiday jam: Pretty Paper by Roy Orbison, but really all of it. 

Favorite holiday movie: The Family Stone

Favorite holiday tradition: Cranking up the Christmas mixtape the day after Thanksgiving.

Favorite holiday memory: Picking out the Christmas tree with my dad

Dream Gift: I field a lot of questions about which cameras are best to buy. I received my favorite camera, a Hasselblad, as a gift via this vendor on Etsy who has a robust collection of film cameras and accessories. Lot of dream gifts for people far and wide in that web store! I'm looking forward to shooting more movies on super 16mm and 8mm film. 

Best Unconventional Gift: My closest friend from RISD, Elizabeth McAvoy, is an industrial designer and she once sewed together a stuffed lobster for me which was really thoughtful and beautifully made.