Harlem on Display

Posing with the hairstylist.

Posing backstage.

Celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson and 5 local Harlem fashion merchants and designers collaborated for a special New York Fashion Week celebration on Monday, September 12, 2012. Channeling the creative spirit of the Harlem Renaissance through the 20’s and 30’s, models and performers came together to put on a show at Ginny’s Supper Club, located right downstairs of famous Harlem Restaurant, Red Rooster. This fashion exhibition was unique in every way. From the dancing to the awesome vintage pieces, Harlem was alive at Ginny’s.

The designers and boutiques who collaborated for the event were the following:

JB B.O.R.N. Vintage Fashion Boutique

Harlem Haberdashery

The Brownstone

Katerina Lankova

“Sofistafun” by Alinda McIntosh

The Saturday before the show, I stopped by JB B.O.R.N in Harlem to write a piece about the store since it’s one of my favorite stores in Harlem. (Post to come soon.) I met with Jon, the owner and man behind the vision, briefly while he was busy preparing for the show. He took one look at me, and snatched me to participate. How could I say no to something involving Red Rooster, Harlem, and amazing vintage fashion?

On Monday, I left work early, and rushed from Midtown to Harlem as fast as I could. I met some of the sweetest girls behind-the-scenes. Such beauties! I fell in love with all of  the clothing involved. Did I mention how much I love vintage clothes? Well, now you know. The event was a big success, and I had such a good time. My boyfriend and friends came to support me, and we continued the party in Harlem hopping from Corner Social to Yatenga for food and drinks.

To see each cluster of photos individually: click here! Also check out Aissata’s blog for her thoughts of the show and see some of her pictures!

Some fun candid shots of the night.

4 Comments on Harlem on Display

    • findingpaola
      September 14, 2012 at 11:03 pm (4 years ago)

      You definitely added to the fun as always!

  1. Goldlabeler
    September 14, 2012 at 12:45 am (4 years ago)

    Love the pictures !

    • findingpaola
      September 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much! It was beyond fun, and the ladies I performed with were all so beautiful and awesome!


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