Ella and the City
Ella Bean is a Brooklyn model who writes a daily column called “Ella and the City”. Her pictorial story focuses on Ella’s daily escapades and those of her close friends, as well as reflections on relationships, fashion, food, and New York.
Ella lives for fashion and has confessed to choosing Vogue over dinner back when you could buy dinner for the price of a Vogue. She is drawn to two completely different men – the hard to pin down commitment-phobe Mr. Pug and the laid-back, low-key, sweet and caring Louis. Her true soulmates are her three best friends Toast, Chloe and Chloe. Despite their different natures, the four girlfriends remain inseparable and confide in each other.
Ella is involved with Mr. Pug (@itsdougthepug), the king of pop culture from Nashville. He is responsible for many of Ella’s breakdowns as he never seems to be ready to fully commit to her.
Their never-really-ending, turbulent, on-and-off relationship caused Ella many sleepless nights. On those nights, she would toss and turn questioning the purpose of her turmoiled relationship with Mr. Pug.
While shopping, Ella meets and is instantly attracted to up-and-coming Brooklyn furniture designer Louis Reginald (@louis_reginald). Louis is the opposite of Mr. Pug: he is slightly neurotic, afraid of germs, being alone and balloons. He then becomes Ella’s boyfriend. Yet, their relationship doesn’t last long as Ella and Mr. Pug begin an affair. Wracked with guilt, Ella tells Louis about the affair. Louis can’t bear the pain, and the two break up.
When Ella is at the edge of losing hope, she consults one of her best girlfriends Toast (@toastmeetsworld). Toast is a hopeless romantic and a believer in true love who is constantly searching for her “knight in shining armor”. Despite numerous attempts at serious relationships and a failed marriage, she hasn’t given up hope of becoming Mrs. Right.
Chloe is another of Ella’s besties. The antithesis of Toast, Chloe (@chloetheminifrenchie) is an independent femme fatale with a career in public relations. When Ella confesses to her that she’s having an affair with Mr. Pug while still with her boyfriend Louis, Chloe tells her that judging is not her style and offers her support.
Ella cherishes her friendship with her last but not least bestie – Chloe Kardoggian (@chloekardoggian). Chloe is a career-minded lawyer with a rather cynical views on relationships and men. She is the voice of reason in Ella’s life. She was the one who gave Ella a reality check by telling Ella how messed up she is when around Mr. Pug: “Jesus, every time you get near him, you turn into this pathetic, needy, insecure victim and the thing that pissed me off most? You’re more than willing to go right back for more.”*
To find out how this intriging story about love and friendship unfolds, follow Ella’s adventures on Instagram!
All images @ellabeanthedog
*Quotes from Sex and The City