Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On our way to London..with Wish You Were Here, Lower East Side, NYC~London Swap, open for October only..

Londoners, friends and shoppers, come see us in the Newburgh Section of the West End, originally known as Carnaby Street for the Wish You Were Here London/Lower East Side Swap, The Pop-Up Shop will be selling my Eco-Friendly Reconstructed Vintage designs and featuring other cool stores from our neighborhood such as Shut Skateboard, In God We Trust, Kaight (also eco-friendly), Reed Space. Check out the map on the website for the locations). There will be some(American Style)fun events going on including a fashion show..
I love the idea of this cultural exchange, bringing two really different neighborhoods together, finding commonalities and an attempt at building a transatlantic community. I see a great eco-future of pop-up shops bringing empty,unrented stores to use for independent creative endeavours and events. Check out the website above, come along, invite your friends and enjoy the independent diversity of a neighborhood in NYC.
My friend and fellow painter Amanda Moss has created along with Off Modern, a moving art gallery using empty store spaces in the Elephant and Castle Mall in London. Check out 'Off Modern' at Corsica Studios and The Elephant Rooms on Facebook. Pass this onto to anyone you think might be interested in what we do. Join us on Facebook, follow the blog..keep in touch...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

London/LES Fashion Show, Sunday 13th Sept 4-6pm

London Swap/LES Fashion Show
Sunday, September 13:
Time: 2pm-6pm Fashion Show starts 5pm
Location: 185 Orchard Street- (between Houston & Stanton)
just opposite the Wish You Were Here pop-up shop.
Come down to the LES for a live fashion showcase on Orchard Street. Featuring designs in three categories: Eco & Vintage, London Looks from the Wish You Were Here? pop-up, and looks from multi-generational boutiques & new designers. The event will also include live sets from London DJs, Local Business Discount Day, and events from the Ladies Lotto Block Party.

Hairy Mary's Vintage is excited to participate in the "Wish You Were Here" London/LES Swap which concludes in New York with the fashion show this weekend and starts in London with the Pop-Up shop showcasing the LES participants, starting October 1st through 31st in the Newburgh Quarter of London, check out the website, visit the pop-up store and send your friends over the pond to check out the LES in London... for this transatlantic experience.