Friday June 21st. I had the pleasure of attending the Charles & Grace and Whiskey Teacup pop-up shop at the Chinatown Experiment on 434 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC which is a space anyone can rent out for however long they want and for whatever purpose they want. Tonight it was turned into the cutest little retail store featuring two local designers.
|Sharlyn, Danielle, and Laura|
Whiskey Teacup is a collaboration between Sharlyn VandenBroek and Laura Crossman (who are my co-workers at Topshop on the creative team). This is their first collaboration and the pop-up shop was also celebrating the launch of their first collection. Their line was also a womens' festival wear line that featured hand-bleached and shredded tank tops, mesh jersey tops and skirts, and a wide variety of PVC rain-vests, ponchos, and accessories. Great for that unpredictable festival weather; functional and fashionable. I would have snatched up one of their sleeveless vinyl-vests if it had fit larger because their prices were unbelievably reasonable for such unique and fun designs.
One1One was involved as well...
...we sponsored the Photobooth. Personally I was responsible for making the photobooth props...mostly the cut-out eyes and lips and most of the ties and bow ties. The other props were either bought or made by Ghazal. It was really great seeing them in use :D
The party was also a going away for our good friend Rob who had a mishap with his visa resulting in him having to leave the country for two years before he can come back. He's been a part of the Topshop/Topman Family since opening and it was great to see a lot of TS/TM family come out to support the event and party it up afterwards at Library Square.
|Sharlyn and her Boyfriend Neil|
Until next time,