Catching up....new beginnings....springing forward! #boutique2boutique
22.02.2013 - 22.02.2013 1 °C
It's been almost a year since I moved to Denmark, and in that time a lot has happened. I found a few jobs....eventually got promoted to event coordinator...and found my first apartment in the city! Life is good! However, my biggest accomplishment would definitely be my first exhibition in our new exhibition space....Boutique2Boutique!
We have this great space in our hostel on the ground floor, and one of my responsibilities as event coordinator here is to find new and interesting ways to utilize the space. Being Fashion Week in the beginning of February, we thought....Vintage Fashion! Why not? Everyone can participate, and everyone loves Vintage! It's hip, fun, trendy, and so Copenhagen! We have so many great vintage shops scattered throughout the city, with a wide range of styles and genres, it is any second hand shoppers dream!
Being my first exhibition, I didn't know where to start, how to even go about it, but I went about it the old fashioned way...door to door, speaking to local businesses and seeing who wanted to be involved. A lot of places were up for it straight away, and were more than happy to donate clothing, jewelry, and accessories! With the help of my coworker Lea things started to come together.
Then came the night of the party! We had a good attendance list, and our amazing in house photographer Matthew Harrison came and documented the whole night! We had mini burgers from Hache restaurant, which were a HUGE hit, 7 local shops were involved: Posterland, Frolov Jewlery, ManneQ.com, Carmen Vintage, mania, FN92, The Second Way, Wasteland, and Mariajot. Once all the different pieces were brought in, it was so cool to see the mix between all the different styles, and decades. The fun part was that some of the guests who came worked at the shops, and they decided to dress up in the theme!
So yummy! Burgers and old fashioned candy!
It was really a fantastic mix of people, with a great energy and vibe We even had a vinyl spinning local Dj! She spun the perfect mix of funk and vintage music that really set the mood. All in all I was very pleased with the whole event, and amazed at how different the space became since it had just been a photography exhibition!
I love my new job! Creating parties for tourists, showing off this amazing city, bringing in the local crowd, and creating exhibitions with local artists and collaborating with local businesses. Sometimes I feel like I won the job lottery, and being able to bring these things to life just makes it that much more exciting! I can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings in terms of exhibitions and parties. I have a feeling 2013 is going to be VERY busy here.....
Check out my Current and upcoming events here!