Don’t feel bad if Fashion Week has you pining for your own runway moment—for the next week, you don’t have to leave Brooklyn to get glammy. Starting on Saturday, quirky designer discounter Peachfrog (136 N. 10th St.), is throwing an all day fashion-show-cum-rock-concert in their Williamsburg boutique. It all starts with free beer and pizza at noon and then gets rolling at 4 p.m. with sets from Canada’s Dinosaur Bones and New York’s own The Fire and Reason, followed by dance troupe Cuban Soul on II. At 7 p.m. is a fashion show featuring Peachfrog customers dolled up in merchandise from the floor by the shop’s in-house stylist. It is Brokelyn policy not to argue with free beer and pizza.
Schedule an appointment for Saturday at Woodley and Bunny salon (96 N. 10th St.), for a free cosmetic make-over using Smashbox’s new Heartbreaker collection. Get done up before heading over to Peachfrog. That way you can bring a little extra smolder of your own to the scene.
On Sunday you can still catch the tail end of Hayden-Harnett‘s (211 Franklin St.) studio/warehouse spring cleaning sale. On offer are a unique collection of samples, vintage items and “oddities” for up to 80 percent off.
Brooklyn-based clothing label Brooklyn Royalty has big plans for Fashion Week in Brooklyn. These plans include an interactive guide to Williamsburg and a party on Feb. 18 at the label’s new concept boutique Kingdom at 170 N. 4th St. (between Bedford and Driggs). This unofficial launch party for Kingdom is free and open to the public. Attendees will get to see the new collection of models and view a video installation of the Fall 2010 lookbook. Other amenities include DJs, drink specials and prizes. It’s sure to be a good time, but Brooklyn Royalty designer Bob Bland is also asking that those who feel affected by the passing of Alexander McQueen dress in mourning and share their feelings in a memory book to be sent to McQueen’s office in London.
“We want people to see that fashion week isn’t just about Manhattan and the tents. Brooklyn and Williamsburg is where a lot of the fashion is coming from to begin with,” said Bland of her plans.
If for some reason you’re not sure yet what Bland means, Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, curated by King Gurvy designer Arthur Arbit, will be as good an intro as one could hope for. Entering its fourth year, these two days of avant fashion, art, dance and music (showcasing 12 designers) will take place Saturday February 20 and Sunday February 21 at Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Ave. Doors are at 8 both nights. Eight is also the number of dollars required to get in and see the collections of designers like Alisha Trimble and the maniacs behind Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty. The after-party on Saturday will be DJed by Jonathan Toubin, while the after-party on Sunday will feature fittingly forward-thinking music from future-electro star MDNR and DJ sets from members of These Are Powers and The Pink Stallone.
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