june issue release party : Lip Service fashion show
Friday, June 12th, 2009
The June Issue release party was this past weekend in Buffalo, NY. It was a great success and tons of fun, thanks to everyone that made it out! The first part of the night was fashion, with a Lip Service fashion show organized by Vanity Kills (writer for both Auxiliary Magazine and Lip Service’s Webzine) and myself, featuring models from the Lip Service obsessed web community Lippy Addicts. Lip Service is a staple of alternative fashion, they are one of the most well known brands, and they’ve been designing clothes since 1985! The fashion show featured both new Lip Service looks from their spring and summer collections and classic Lip Service looks, or “holy grails” as Lippy Addicts likes to call them, from past collections.
The next part of the night was music, with four DJs playing a range of electronic music from industrial and ebm to house and techno. DJ Leah kicked off the night and provided the soundtrack to the fashion show. DJ Leah hosts the Darkside radio show on Buffalo’s WBNY. Up next was Darago, aka Auxiliary’s music editor, playing minimal techno. He was also responsible for organizing the music portion of the night. Next was the Oracle, one half of the musical project Dharma Lab, playing psytrance. Last but not least was Dirwood all the way from LA with an exclusive DJ set. Dirwood heads up the record label Lowercase Sounds and played a solid house set.
photographs : Clark Dever www.clarkdever.com
music organizer : Mike Kieffer
fashion show organizers : Vanity Kills and Jennifer Link
fashion show makeup : Jessica Jean and Jodie McGuire
fashion show hair : Erin Moser
fashion show wardrobe provided by : Lip Service www.lip-service.com
Thanks to everyone that made it out! Hope to see you at the next event sometime in the future!
Be sure to check out the feature on Lip Service and the fashion show in Auxiliary’s upcoming August Issue.