A Day in Brooklyn with Model Maya Stepper



Stepper’s Williamsburg apartment is a respite from the chaos of New York City. It’s bright and airy with tall ceilings and undulating curtains, her original artwork lining the walls and window sills. Birkenstock Siena big buckle sandal, $140, nordstrom.com.


Im most content when Im creating something says Stepper who has been painting and sketching since she was a child....


“I’m most content when I’m creating something,” says Stepper, who has been painting and sketching since she was a child. Birkenstock Siena big buckle sandal, $140, nordstrom.com.



The three Cs of Steppers wardrobe Cool Comfortable and Classic. I love wearing something simple with a cool shoe she...

The three C’s of Stepper’s wardrobe? Cool, Comfortable, and Classic. “I love wearing something simple with a cool shoe,” she says. In true model-off-duty fashion, she’s got an eye for effortless style. Birkenstock Siena hex sandal, $140, nordstrom.com.

Part of what makes Williamsburg so popular is its artistic communityshops cafes and restaurantsand waterfront views of...

Part of what makes Williamsburg so popular is its artistic community—shops, cafes, and restaurants—and waterfront views of Manhattan. It’s easy to see why Stepper has fallen for the borough-side neighborhood. Birkenstock Siena hex sandal, $140, nordstrom.com.

Theres so much art and creativity here says the newly minted Stepper of her neighborhood which is teeming with makers...

“There’s so much art and creativity here,” says the newly minted Stepper of her neighborhood, which is teeming with makers and murals. Birkenstock Siena hex sandal, $140, nordstrom.com.

Though Stepper has a history with Birkenstock sandals its their simplicity that she appreciates today. I love being able...



Though Stepper has a history with Birkenstock sandals, it’s their simplicity that she appreciates today. “I love being able to slip them on with a dress or skirt and walk out the door.” Birkenstock Siena hex sandal, $140, nordstrom.com.

Growing up Birkenstocks were the shoes that everyone just had says Stepper a German native recalling the styles she...


“Growing up, Birkenstocks were the shoes that everyone just had,” says Stepper, a German native, recalling the styles she loved from her childhood. Some things never change. Birkenstock Siena hex sandal, $140, nordstrom.com.


In New York City versatility is everything. Stepper wears her Birkenstocks year round with anything from slip dresses to...



In New York City, versatility is everything. Stepper wears her Birkenstocks year round with anything from slip dresses to sweaters, trenches to tanks. Birkenstock Madrid big buckle sandal, $130, nordstrom.com.


I love neutrals says Stepper. Though she dabbles in color too she likes keeping the classics close for easy access....




“I love neutrals,” says Stepper. Though she dabbles in color, too, she likes keeping the classics close for easy access. Birkenstock Madrid big buckle sandal, $130, nordstrom.com.


Steppers perfect day in Williamsburg includes walking around the neighborhood to soak up inspirationfrom people milling...



Stepper’s perfect day in Williamsburg includes walking around the neighborhood to soak up inspiration––from people milling on the streets to the shops and cafes that line every block. Birkenstock Arizona big buckle sandal, $150, nordstrom.com.

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