Just a week shy of the biggest party weekend of the year, I was expecting considerably less enthusiastic partying this weekend. As it turned out, however, everyone had gigantic loads of fun and cute boys and girls made eyes at one another everywhere. The highlight of the weekend was definitely Friday evening when Monika Polska, Erin Kenney, Chris O. and I shared a car up to Northampton MA and nearly died while driving through hazardous conditions. Sid Vintage's Spring 2008 collection runway show inspired our intrepid journey and thankfully we were not regretful. In fact, we were delighted as the night unfolded into a glittery exposition of Sid's tastes in retro fashions. The rather large crowd, even in such pissing weather, dressed for the occasion in some of the finest party regalia I've seen all year. Walking into the club on Friday night felt different from any other visit to Diva's, which is usually under-crowded with fuckless dimwitted locals and suspicious looking lesbians. Even best friend Linda Mac (pictured at right, wearing Marciano with Erin Kenney at left, wearing vintage), a Northampton resident who is totally over it, remarked on the high sophistication of dress. Many even fuckable, we both admitted.
As for the show itself, my favorite looks included a beautiful 1970s floor-length silk print housedress in yellow, orange, red and navy-blue in the manner of Ossie Clark. Sarah Z (pictured) wore a delicious Hermes-orange, hippy-era minidress with thigh-high slouch leather boots, looking like a Mucha girl wearing Mary Quant. I also liked a black and white striped cape worn by the other model Sarah (pictured), but mostly due to my recent semi-obsession with capes, ponchos, and tunics, and because the model resembled Bernadette Peters.
Dancing followed, as well as several sexy drinks, flirty glances, leading to eventual rubbings-up-against with attractive strangers. They played pop dancejams from Britney, Fergie, Soldier Boy, and Sean Kingston mixed with 80's ladies Madonna, Salt-n-Pepa, and the Go-go's. Sid certainly can throw a party, and he certainly likes to throw confetti. At the end of the night, even if Northampton's style and party reputation wavers inconsistently, Sid Vintage's show solidified their fashion integrity and was, after all, a thoroughly fabulous spectacle.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Posted by Sam at 8:13 PM