Pamela

Head Project Manager at Captured Tracks. Bushwick.

 

Born in Maitland, Florida, Pamela moved to NYC to study Journalism & Mass Communications as well as Political Science at NYU. She started getting more and more into music when she started working at Other Music, a small record shop located in the East Village. Eventually, she got to know Mike Sniper and starting touring in his band Blank Dogs. Pamela now works as the Head Project Manager at Captured tracks, where she oversees albums from beginning to end on all fronts.  

 

Top, Madewell ; Skirt, Vintage ; Tote, Whitney Museum ; Shoes, Swedish Habeens ; Sunglasses, Spitfire

Top, Madewell ; Necklace, RILA

I usually frequent places like Uniqlo, Madewell, Oak, and troll around Etsy for pieces of a classic or minimal style. I’m pretty particular about the cut of my clothes — I like things a bit oversized — though I dress relatively simply. I like adding one interesting detail like the Talon necklace from Rila NYC or a leather strip tied as a belt and keep everything else pretty muted.
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If I find a piece that fits well, I’ll just buy different variations of it. I’m obsessed with my Madewell shirt, and I just ended up buying it in all these different colors.
On weekdays, I usually get up at around 8 and the first thing I do is check the weather. That way, I’m thinking about what I want to wear while I’m having breakfast. Then I shower, apply tinted moisturizer and mascara and then I’m ready to head in to work or do whatever.

Top, Vintage ; Shorts, Levi's ; Shoes, Swedish Hasbeens

In a perfect world, I’d be able to shop at Acne, All Saints, Dries Van Noten or, if I was a millionaire, Celine, on the regular; instead, I allow myself one big splurge a year and it has to be something that’s classic and timeless.
The Dennis Hopper room is my fiancee Michael’s little sanctuary. It’s where he gets ready in the morning. He’s got Kris Kristofferson, Drinking Electricity and of course Dennis Hopper looking over him, plus his favorite books and a baseball mitt. Sometimes, I can be a little overbearing with how the apartment is set up, but I love his little space just as much as he does.
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Working in music has made me amass a lot of band t-shirts, so that’s made its way into my everyday outfits.

Pamela's favorite records

Pamela's favorite records

Top, Vintage

Top, Vintage

Top, Vintage ; Shorts, Levi's

Top, Vintage ; Shorts, Levi's

It sounds odd, but I can’t remember not being into music. I’ve always played music casually and I remember getting tapes as a kid and then going to my local record shop in high school to buy CDs.
The Fall’s This Nation’s Saving Grace is a special record to me. It was recommended to me by a record clerk when I was in high school and I remember saving up my allowance to buy it on CD. Initially, I actually hated it! But, I spent my own money on it, so I listened to it often and, after awhile, I loved it. It lead me down a post-punk rabbit hole that I’ve never emerged from since.

Top, Vintage ; Shorts, Levi's 

Shoes, Swedish Hasbeens 

When I moved to New York for college, I ended up interning for a record label called Ba Da Bing as well as a College Radio PR company my first year here. The owner of Chouette, the Radio PR company, worked part time at the record store Other Music and mentioned that they were looking to hire someone part time. I got that job when I was 19 and ended up working full-time in various positions there for almost 6 years. It was a special work environment that fostered creativity — almost everyone who works there plays music or is involved in music outside of the store — and I was able to tour in bands like Blank Dogs and briefly Widowspeak, but always have a job to come home to. I’m forever thankful for those experiences. They come in especially handy as the Head PM at Captured Tracks because I do know the things artists go through as well as the things that labels work toward.

Pamela's favorite books

There’s a lot of drawings in our apartment by Michael and I’s friend Yusuke Okada. He’s a great Brooklyn-via-Japan artist that we love. There are also a lot of band posters that either came in record sleeves or ones that came through record collection buys at Other Music and places like Academy. If there’s a flyer on our wall, it’s the same story or it was designed by my fiancee Michael, who makes flyers for shows with his band EZTV. I’m also a sucker for art exhibitions and grabbing books and posters from museum gift shops, so we’ve got a Matisse print and poster from the recent Cut Outs exhibit.

Pamela's favorite beauty products

I try to keep my face feeling clean and hydrated. For me, that means no heavy make-up, but just light tinted moisturizers and beauty masks once a week — for better or worse, I’m always trying different kinds and asking my friends with beautiful skin for recommendations haha.
Dress, ASOS

Dress, ASOS


Pamela's Wishlist


Pamela Recommends

My favorite coffee shop in the neighborhood is Variety. They've got a spot off Graham Ave too, but the one in Bushwick never has a line and has goods pastries, one of the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had and a nice selection of teas as I'm not a coffee drinker. There's also Milk and Pull down the street -- they've got great bagels and donuts from Dough if I'm feeling decadent. 

There's a nice neighborhood bar called Old Stanleys that we like a lot. They've got darts and a photo booth, but it's still not overrun with people so you can hang pretty easily.

The best brunch spot is easily Cafe Ghia. They serve amazing Southern homestyle food, but with a twist. If you're inclined, you can get anything vegetarian there. I'm not a vegetarian, but it makes me feel good and healthy. They also have a Megamosa, which is just a huge Mimosa, if you're feeling like you need it.

 

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