Check out the invites we created for the October 20th Raising Malawi fundraiser being held at Red Market Salon in the Meat Packing District. Our client, Steven Dillon of Steven Dillon’s Cuts for a Cause will be handing these out all over fashion week in the coming days.
Our new client, celebrity hair stylist Steven Dillon, has started a fundraising initiative called Cuts for a Cause and has hired LoveTheCool to create and execute digital strategy and to help spread the word on the social web (I would add an exclamation point, but who needs the drama?).
The first event, which will be held September 15th at Red Market Salon (OMG I love this place! ‘drama appropriate’) is in the Meat Packing District (NYC), will be supporting Madonna’s Raising Malawi charity (Details coming soon).
I had just moved to NYC, wanting to be a club kid, wanting to be cool…
Talk about newness and freedom. I loved going to the REAL balls in East Harlem, where people were REALLY Vogueing, and had been since the 1960s.
Those were the days of Paris is Burning, Christopher St., Harlem and of course, Madonna – mainstreaming it all (new verb).
Here are some of the ballroom kids, who were kind enough to let me shoot them, and man do I wish it was video. They danced constantly, and their genius, minus any formal training, can only be described as inspired. I always love being around that much talent. I miss it. I miss them.
Here’s a close up shot that was damaged when my storage space burned down (thanks for nothing Manhattan Mini-storage)
I grabbed this at, like, 5am in East Harlem. I didn’t even drink that much then… didn’t need to, the scene was enough.
Here’s a shot of Lopeti Etu, my creative genius friend and fashion designer, who turned me on to the ballroom world.
This video shows Madonna embracing the newly popular art form, THE MUSIC VIDEO, at The New Music Seminar in 1984. And when Hall (or maybe it was Oates) goes slightly off on the evils of music videos, saying ‘musicians shouldn’t have to act, since they just want to play guitar’, Madonna shoots back saying that on-stage performing is acting. (She also announces the name of her new album, Like A Virgin)
Nicely goes to show you every age has its purists, those who resist the inevitable changes brought about by time and tech. I wonder what Hall (or Oats) thinks about the the state of music today? Gulp.