Nicky Ottav x Acme Studio

Acme Studio enlisted my help to style and star in a photoshoot featuring their new subway car set piece! I got together a group of friends to model with me as passengers on the 'Express Train to Planet Glamour' as photographer Ben Macchiano so lovingly put it. 

Feature with me are my friends Ereka Duncan, Xaina, and Ben (the photographer) who stepped into some of the shots! Hope you enjoy!

World Humanitarian Day 

This year I was approached about being an ambassador for the United Nation's World Food Programme. So this past weekend on World Humanitarian Day (August 19th) I partnered with some NYC restaurants to promote the #sharethemeal campaign for the World Food Programme. 

My first stop of the day was at Baby Brasa, located on 7th avenue south. Their Peruvian cuisine is absolutely incredible including their signature dish - rotisserie chicken, which we sampled!

Next up I checked out Omar's La Ranita on 9th street, pictured above in the middle. It's a private dining club and let me tell you, it's SWANKY. Amazing interiors and once I tried the food - notably the burrata appetizer and the himachi tacos - I was hooked. I want to get back there as soon as possible.

My last stop was Esther & Carol on the bowery. It's got a rock n' roll way about it, especially their performance venue in the basement that is covered in images of iconic musicians. They have a great menu but their specialty is fried chicken, seen above on the right. Check them out!

Ultimately the campaign raised great money to help end world hunger and I got to try delicious food while helping the cause. WIN, WIN. If you'd like to donate to the UN's WFP click the link below!