Super last minute, we know & apologize but join ALDO and ELLE Magazine this evening to browse and shop the new Preen x ALDO RISE collection while enjoying a glass of champagne and music by DJ Hesta Prynn. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a 15% discount off any purchase made that evening, and the first 50 guests will receive an ALDO gift card! Be sure to RSVP by 5pm here!
John Patrick Organic
Ivana Helsinki with Shirley Manson
Surface to Air
Cushnie et Ochs
Three As Four
Hood by Air
Jean Piere Azede
Helen Yarmak Fur Sensations styled by Patricia Field
…any else? At this point…I hope not! ;)
It’s like this: a while back I was flipping through TV stations and came across a news story about an organization called Free the Girls. Started by Kimba Langas and Dave Terpstra it provides financial independence to women who have gotten out of sex trafficking. This is a cause that is very near and dear to me and so I decided to host an event. Now you’re asking: how does it work and what do bras have to do with it?
In many regions of the world people buy their clothes second-hand in the markets. Because women don’t traditionally give away their bras (and most charities don’t accept them) bras are hard to come by and thus fetch more money. Starting in Mozambique, Africa and now expanding, Free the Girls will take the donated bras and give them to the women who were formerly trafficked to sell and make a living.
Through StyleDefined NYC I have met so many people and saw this as a great way to make a little difference in the world and invite everyone I know to participate. I invited my friends, Abigail and Emily aka The WanderLust Girls (in the photo above wearing bex NYC) to host the event with me. We’re having the party as part of Susanne Bartsch’s amazing Top of the Standard along with Michael Fragoso. BUST Magazine will also be there with complimentary issues for you!
Realizing not everyone wants to party into the wee hours on a Tuesday evening (though I don’t know why not ;) ) we contacted Ina of INA designer consignment boutiques to see if they’d be willing to be an official drop off for bras, and she agreed. So between now and July 23rd you can drop off a bra and a dollar at INA Chelsea or INA Noho as well! –The dollar is to help with the costs of sending the bras to Africa and elsewhere!
Tweet this link with hashtags #BexNYC & #FreeTheGirls or comment below for a chance to win a giftbag from bex NYC which will include a bra, panties, giftcard and a bottle of champagne !
Hope to see you ON TOP on the 23rd to help Free the Girls!
When you’re not galavanting around town at Gay Pride events or the Mermaid Parade (or if you’re avoiding them like the plague) you mightwant to do a little shopping. This weekend some of our fave designers are having a group sample sale. Participating designers include: mandarinandgeneral.com / www.Haerfest.us / les-valentines.com / specialdeliverynyc.com / www.postimperial.net / martinkeehn.com
Think of it as getting a head start on planning your #NYFW outfits…because you know you’re already thinking about it!
Two women creatives discuss their works’ relationship to performance and design. Moderated by UNDERLINE Gallery director, Casey Burry. http://www.underlinegallery.com/artist-talk-trunk-show/
How do you situate or present a product/project/object which traverses industries (art, design, fashion)? What questions does this raise about each industry’s standards?
Our friend Jenny Lai is the creative mind behind the experimental brand NOT, which includes ready-to-wear collections and custom performance-wear for musicians and dancers who push the boundaries of conventional performance. http://notaligne.com/
Beau Rhee, director of Atelier de Geste, has shown her performances at Dia Foundation Chelsea, PS1/MOMA, Musee d’art et de histoire Geneve, Kunsthalle Baselland, Switzerland, among others. Her studio, Atelier de Geste, produces work at the boundaries of art-theatre-design. Based in New York, with international exhibitions and stockists. http://www.atelierdegeste.com/
Atelier de Geste Scents Trunkshow
An exclusive preview of Atelier de Geste scents commercial edition (launching fall 2013) will be available for pre-order. The artist editions, currently on display at the gallery, are also available for purchase.
The Great Frog New York, a favorite store for rock and roll jewelry on the lower east side sent us this invite. So it’s bound to be good!