Admit it, you were just as hooked on Mary-Kate and Ashley films as I was when you were a kid. In trying to come up with a NY film to recreate for my first Cinema Circle post I knew exactly what I was going to do. No not Taxi Driver, Do The Right Thing or any of the other amazing films set in this city, not yet. Instead I chose one that would be relatively easy to recreate and fun to remember. The year was 2004, the film New York Minute.


New York was one of those places I loved visiting but never really thought I could live there; it’s fast, loud and unforgiving. Rumors told me the people were rude, experience said otherwise and whenever someone asked me “How do you like New York?” I would immediately respond that I loved it followed by my thoughts on why I shouldn’t. Like directing, I used to think you had to have a very specific personality to survive here. You know the type: social, outgoing, in short a text book extrovert, the exact opposite of me. I was 13 when New York Minute premiered. I remember sitting in the school computer lab listening to bands like Lacuna Coil (Heaven’s A Lie anyone?) and obsessing over upcoming films. I was particularly excited for a little movie called Mean Girls and New York Minute.

I saw both with my own sister (we caught Mean Girls in theaters) and remember screaming “I’m Roxy!” at the screen once the girls were introduced. Roxy Ryan (played by Mary-Kate) was the wild one, the extrovert. The film itself is utterly ridiculous (Roger Ebert has a funny review here) and as I sit re-watching it 11 years later I am embarrassed to admit I ever liked it. But that’s what’s so fun about revisiting films like this, they offer a small peak into your world back then, allowing you to laugh at them and yourself much later in life. Plus if I sat here trying to convince everyone that I only watch European art house films all day that would be a lie. I guess you can say I have had an empire state of mind as of late so to quote Jay-Z “…and since I made it here I can make it anywhere…” and I’m sure that is true. I have not been in New York long but I know this; Life moves pretty fast here and I intend to do the same. My simple plan is to move on and forward, not at the breakneck pace the city seems to set but rather at my own. Slow and steady if need be but always full steam ahead.





New York minute

New York Minute

Photos by Jackson Notier.

Dir. Dennie Gordon | Run time: 91 min
Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy



  1. ALANIS ZARATAN August 21, 2015

    I like your shoes! 🙂 So pretty 😀

    • Ginngi August 21, 2015

      Thank you! They are pretty comfortable too once broken in 🙂

  2. Eden August 24, 2015

    Love this spot in Times Square, great outfit. Now I want to watch New York Minute lol 🙂

    • Ginngi August 25, 2015

      Thank you so much! It’s a really silly film 🙂

  3. Milla August 25, 2015

    PERFECT outfit!! i love the skirt with tee!! so pretty!!

    • Ginngi August 26, 2015

      Thank you so much!! I figured this outfit would be the easiest to recreate from the film, I totally felt like a tourist!

  4. Kelly August 27, 2015

    What a COOL post! I love your style and I definitely remember that movie. I remember all of their movies, they were the apple of my eye 😉 All puns intended! And now they are dominating the NYC fashion scene. Are you living in NY now? I currently live here and absolutely love it. However I do think that you are right, you have to be a certain type.. it is certainly not for everyone!


    • Ginngi August 28, 2015

      Thank you so much! I am really tempted to just re-watch all of their films for fun starting with Winning London. I am in NY now and I love it here too! I think every personality can survive here but also agree that it is not for everyone. I think if you stay true to yourself you’ll make some waves in the city 🙂

  5. Simona August 27, 2015

    Awww, your pictures are just awesome dear! And you do have such a great sense of style! 🙂

    • Ginngi August 28, 2015

      Thank you! Dressing up is always fun 🙂

  6. Angelina August 29, 2015

    I love this photoset, especially how your skirt matches the tables!

    I’ve always wanted to live in NYC, and like you, I’m still a little intimidated by the fast pace of the city (or at least what I’ve heard about it). It seems like such an amazing place where things are happening all the time. I remember reading a quote about it somewhere, along the lines of “it’s where people go to discover their dreams. it’s also where dreams go to die”. It was phrased much more eloquently of course!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • Ginngi August 29, 2015

      It’s definitely a place everyone should visit I think! Something about this city makes you want to work 10 times harder so those dreams don’t die and even before I lived here I felt really cool just walking around. New York has such a unique energy, I’m still adjusting 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

  7. Shannon August 30, 2015

    I love your photos! You look so amazing! I think every person I’ve ever met who has been to New York have told me that it was their least favourite place in America. I have to admit, the big apple does sound really intimidating but I’m to glad to have read how much you love it there, even while moving at your own pace. It makes me even more excited to visit there one day! Thanks for sharing, it was a nice little read!


    • Ginngi August 30, 2015

      Areas like Times Square and other huge tourist hubs make the city seem almost unbearable (friends who have lived here much longer than me avoid these places haha) but those are just pockets of a larger place. I really do think anyone can have a great time here, there is so much to see and do! Plus if it starts to get stressful, overwhelming or too intimidating (as it most definitely can) you can just take a breath and find a quiet spot to rest. I’m sure even they exist in the city that never sleeps! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading!

  8. Bea August 31, 2015

    New York stunning but you’re the real star in these photos <3 And I loved the simple look you've put together!! The adorable shoes made all the difference

    BCfactor Blog

    • Ginngi August 31, 2015

      Oh thank you so much!! I am so in love with those shoes, I want them in every color!

  9. Kristina August 31, 2015

    so pretty photos!!!

    which camera and lens do u use ? and how do u edit them that they look so beautiful bright?

    kisses from Amasingly – Light, Love, Lifestyle

    • Ginngi August 31, 2015

      I’m so happy you like the pictures! My friend took them and has a 5D Mark 3 (I do as well) we shot with an 100mm lens but for my New Orleans post I rented a 50mm 1.2 (I am obsessed with that lens!). I have read that lots of bloggers love the 50mm. As for brightening them up I use photoshop. My photo editing skills are really basic so I just adjust the picture until I am satisfied. Shoot in RAW instead of JPEG and you should be able to do more in post!

      Thanks for stopping by!


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