Chillin with The Cools
The indie fashion marketplace hosted a Cyber Monday party. I try to get down to the bottom of what’s cool.
Invited by the PR girlies of The 88, the invite rang with something of familiarity. Touting a shopping event with free booze and a musical performance by a never-forgotten/up & coming, hip hop/rock star caused an indie flashback. Back in the beginning days of Fashion Indie, we’d host designer shopping parties and fashion shows, showcasing the early works of now known designers such as VPL, Rachel Antonoff, and Vena Cava. Being in the room was instant nostalgia.
Hosted at the Dream on 16, the space was filled with a dozen oddly decorated Christmas trees, chicsters dressed like Kanye West smoking electric cigarettes, and about a hundred people who were way younger than me…….joy.
We navigated the space, getting equal whiffs of marijuana and PBR soaked beards, until we found ourselves at the table of a young eyewear brand, Coco && Breezy, I popped on a pair of shades and quickly added an additional gift on my birthday registry. (It’s this Thursday, so readers, bring me gifties. Just joking, you don’t have to get me anything…but you should.)
We spent some time with Grease and Glamour‘s Jinna Boo, Diarrha N’Diaye of Hip Hop en Vogue, and KJohn LaSoul, talking concepts around the new indie. By 8PM we were exhausted (damn we’re old) and made our way back home, but not before snapping a few “standard issue” blogger shots.
For the night, I wore a vintage Balenciaga dress in fuchsia, belted by a Chloe chainlink belt, a vintage shearling overcoat found at Tokio7, Sigerson Morrison booties, Swarovski necklace, vintage Chanel Earrings and Bag from What Goes Around Comes Around. The tights, which often get ignored in posts like this, were from Uniqlo. They are slightly shag, which matched the coat perfectly and added texture and warmth to the otherwise plain underpinnings.
Cocktail on tap, Honey I’m Home, made with Bushnils whiskey, ginger and honey.