(Semi)Dress Mess 2008
Although I would’ve loved to have stayed a little longer at Indyish sponsored Dress Mess, the one hour late start (technical difficulties) forced me to leave early due to an impending deadline for Gloss (I just finished and it’s currently 3:20am).
Once again treading in unfamiliar territory in the indie scene, my friend and I shyly stepped inside the roomy loft in the Old Port to settle in the back to take in our surroundings. At the entrance was an elaborately decorated dress by Moly Kulte, an eco-fashion label. Dress Mess is part of a monthly event called “Monthly Mess” by Indyish, where artists of all background can use the space to play music, have fashion shows, to even “finger puppets and lap dancing.” This month’s “mess” involves their one year celebration. Of the things I was able to witness were readings from Worn Fashion Journal of their upcoming issue, a small fashion show by La Gaillarde, which houses around 30 eco-fashion brands, and gave some healthy advice on being more ethically minded consumers. Guests were allowed to post advice on post-it notes and some of them were read outloud, my favorite being “If you wear your Superman outfit every day, it stops being special.”
What’s always impressive are the street styles that pop up even in this chilly weather, a time where I can’t help but dress like a grandma to keep warm. Kudos to the skirt and dress wearing gals to the event.
It was an interesting night, but fashion events will be fashion events, nothing ever starts on time. I keep hoping they would, but they never do.