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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!
One of the reasons I am passionate about photographing New York City nightlife is the incredible creativity and energy that is inherent in the scene. Granted you won’t find this kind of thing at your average bridge-and-tunnel bottle club, but at a few select parties around town people really are living breathing artworks.
This Thursday I will be on a panel, Wearable Art from Warhol to Westwood that speaks to this. Produced by Victor Corona, along with myself there will be former club kid Ernie Garcia aka Ernie Glam, designer Hally McGehean, author Thomas Kiedrowski and NYU Professor of Sociology of Style Media Anna Akbari. There will also be opening performances by Gerry Visco and SDNYC favorite Leo Gugu.
The after party will be at CATWALK, the new Thursday night party at Marquee hosted by the legendary Susanne Bartsch…and where I took these photos last week!
If you are in NYC please consider stopping by! All details here!
Unless you live under a rock you know Susanne Bartsch knows how to put on a good party. And her new one at Marquee on Thursday nights is no exception and promises to give other Thursday night parties some stiff competition. Relative newcomer to the nightlife scene and friend Michael Fragoso is one of the co-hosts. Between the two they draw a crowd that is eclectic, cool and simply fun.
I don’t know if you got the memo, but Halloween as we know it isn’t happening in New York City this year due to the hurricane damages. More than anywhere else Halloween in NYC is a holiday for grown ups and not just the herds of children in Park Slope. I personally was excited about 3 parties I was planning on attending: at Le Baron NYC where my friend Colleen Nika was going to DJ and Joseph Quartana as well as Cody Ross was one of the hosts. Then there was Halloween @ Westway where our fave pop star Natalia Kills was slated to perform and then finally the bacchanalia that is the party of the legendary Susanne Bartsch which was to be at the Copacabana. And that’s just what I personally was planning to hit up….sigh…
Sure a few parties have popped up for tonight instead but…really? I’m staying in tonight. But in the meantime thought I’d post some Halloweenesque pix. Not all of these are from Halloween celebrations but they’re all from amazing NYC nightlife parties and really there is very little difference!
Markus looks amazing in his heels…and you can see him along with Kenny Kenny, Suzanne Bartsch and Amanda Lepore tonight at the new party 42nd at the new club XL Nightclub in Times Square…which is an old school club. (remember those? No, me neither –but I will definitely check it out!)
I don’t know if she’s in costume exactly because at a Susanne Bartsch party, people definitely dress like however they feel, but I liked her look.