Monday, August 01, 2011

71 POP Grand Opening (Picture heavy post!)




71 Pop Creator Margarita Barry & I
PR Director, Asia Willis & I


Hey Ladies,

Saturday, I had the opportunity to volunteer for the grand opening of 71 POP. Margirita Barry (pictured above) is the creator of 71 POP a new pop up retailer where Margirita will feature and sell her designs as well as items created by local designers. The shop was created after Margirita discovered a need for local artists and entrepreneurs with selling and marketing their items. Asia Willis the PR director for the event twitted that she needed volunteers for the event, so I quickly offered to help in any way I could.

I worked the door and welcomed guests as they arrived to the event. It was so wonderful seeing that so many people came out to support the unveiling of 71 POP!  Being that I worked the door I didn't have time to take any pictures until the event ended, but here is what I managed to capture.

I was able to find a youtube video of the ribbon cutting and  you can see more of the crowd in it. It is at the bottom of the post.


This “pop-up shop with a twist” will be Midtown’s first-ever collaborative pop-up retail solely dedicated to emerging and local designers. Aside from running all day-to-day operations, we’ll provide our designers with free marketing and consulting, a virtual online pop-up shop, and a launch event. The goal is to have 71 creatives launch 71 pop-up shops at 71 Garfield street over the next few years. Its companion website 71Artists.com, will highlight its impact by documenting the 71 artists who set up shop in the space through video content. source
The Grand Opening launched with 4 artists. Margarita Barry's, BohoModern line created from organic recycled materials. Mike Hans, Street Culture Mash, inspired by street art. Philip Lauri, DETROIT LIVES, clothing and posters with Detroit messages and Emily Thornhill, Homeslice, clothing made from organic materials.
Margarita Barry: BohoModern
Philip Lauri, designer: DETROIT Lives

DETROIT LIVES
Emily Thornhill, designer: Homeslice

Homeslice

Mike Hans, designer: Street Culture Mash

Street Culture Mash
Margarita B. being interviewed by FOX2Detroit
I was so honored to be a part of such a great launching of what I hope to be an awesome store and opportunity for Detroit artists to sell and promote their brands. I wish I would have had time to capture the crowd that came out. It was truly standing room only. It was amazing to see so many people young and old, of different backgrounds all genuinely excited about 71 POP. It was truly awesome. I'm sure this will not be the last you all hear of Margarita and the other artists.




Here's What I Wore
Picture taken once I made it back home.
Blazer/Earrings: Thrifted   Dress: F21+   Belt: Dots   Shoes: ShoeTime   Bangles: Random
 
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