Years of shooting on location and shopping at virtually every store in town helped Rebecca to develop a vast knowledge of New York City's many resources, from popular tourist spots to little-known nooks and crannies. She founded Seek New York LLC as a means of sharing her professional experience and love of the city with tourists and locals alike.
Also an avid reader and New York City history buff, Rebecca is a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide with a star by her name (indicating an exemplary score on the tour guide licensing examination) on the DCA website.
Rebecca holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Towson University and an M.F.A. in Costume Design from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local #829 and Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local #764, the two primary unions for costumers working in NYC.
(Lead Stylist/Tour Guide)
Elizabeth is a native New Yorker with 15+ years experience in the Fashion Industry, starting as an intern and working up to Sr. Designer. Her design experience includes working for such classic American fashion houses as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Perry Ellis International. She has designed Childrenswear, Menswear, Womenswear, Pet Apparel, and Accessories - a self professed "Jack of all trades." In addition to being a fashion designer, she is also a print designer, having created prints for Original Penguin, Mavi, and Sean John Boys.
As a stylist and personal shopper, she has been able to work with a a vast clientele from all walks of life, sizes, budgets, and taste levels. This is her favorite part of being in fashion as she loves to interact face-to-face with people and gets to see the results in their lives (even if just for that special occasion). She is also an amateur photographer and a baker with hopes to bring her love of fashion, photography, and baking together under the same umbrella one day.
Elizabeth holds an A.A.S. as well as a B.F.A. in Childrenswear and Womenswear from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). She is fluent in Spanish and has very basic knowledge of Italian. Elizabeth is also a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide.
(Shopping Tour Guide)
Amalya Meira is a young designer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Amalya began her education at London's Central St. Martins, studying textile design. Her broad interests then led her back to New York to study at The New School as a dual-degree student; focusing on Fashion Design at Parsons, and a self-designed major, Perception Studies, at Eugene Lang. Throughout her time as a student Amalya explored the world of costuming through various internships (American Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Mime Troupe).
Amalya has created costumes for the original performance The Secret Paris Project, as well as costumes for another piece, Chapter Of Understanding, at the El Barrio Theater in NYC. In her womenswear, Amalya strives to create eco-friendly pieces that are not only handmade and one-of-a-kind, but also made from recycled materials and constructed in a zero waste manner. Experimental and collaborative in her design, Amalya approaches clothing as wearable sculpture, constantly exploring the form with fabric manipulation, silhouette and upcycling.
Amalya’s original pieces can be found for sale in Soho's Paracelso, East Williamsburg's Nouveau Vieux, and at the East Village Vintage Collective. She recently returned from showing her collection at Vancouver Fashion Week in Vancouver, Canada, and frequently holds in pop-up shops throughout NYC.
Amalya holds a Foundation Degree in Textile Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and a dual B.F.A. and B.A. from Parsons The New School for Design and Eugene Lang College. She is also a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide.