Yo! So this weekend I took a day trip up to New York to attend 29Rooms hosted by Refinery29. This being the third year of the event I was definitely not about to miss it again like with the previous two. Joining me on this excursion was one my best friends and favorite fashion blogger’s, Shakita. A lot of people know her for her blog Vintage Loca. She was my model for the day and amidst the craziness of each packed room we managed to take some pretty fun pics! I don’t want to speak on her behalf so you’ll have to check back on her site for her take on the event :) Since there’s more imagery to look through I’m gonna just keep the writing short.
What exactly was this event?
Refinery29 used a warehouse in Brooklyn, New York as a space for 29 pop-up rooms as well as art installations. Some were sponsored by brands (Aldo, Dunkin Donuts, Juicy Couture,and Ulta were the ones I remember). Some made political statements (I wrote my senator in one room as well as stood with Planned Parenthood in another). Some were interactive/ sensory driven. And some were just straight up Instagram filler if I’m being totally honest.
Yeah I’d say it was pretty fun! The tickets were sold in time slots and ours was from 11-2. I’d say that was plenty of time to experience the event and be satisfied, but not enough time to experience each room. We got to least 21 out of the 29. Kind of a bummer, but I’m not losing sleep over it. My favorite room was an installation where you can wear headphones playing music and enjoy a silent party while standing in disco ball Heaven.
I do wish that the sponsored rooms were instead occupied by more artists. It’s New York. One thing there is not a shortage of are artists. Who knows perhaps next year we’ll see more amazing creations from more talented artists around the country. There’s no doubt in my mind I’ll be going to the next 29Rooms and I can’t wait to see what will be in store!