Toronto Gets Hit by The MisShapes
The MisShapes really do know how to throw a party! Last night they were in Toronto at Fly Night Club to celebrate the release of their eponymous coffee table book. I have to admit I usually don't do the pouty hipster thing, but with all the hype surrounding these supposed "most influential New Yorkers" I couldn't pass up the opportunity to check it out and see what all the fuss was about.
I was strongly advised to think about my "look" and try to arrive at the club early cause it was going to be packed! Well one thing is for sure - these scenesters lived up to their reputation.
The phenomenon began in 2004 when the DJing trio started throwing weekly parties in the basements of seedy NYC clubs collecting portraits of punk rockers, downtowners, artists, hipsters and the occasional celebrity. Now these super scenesters are on the road promoting their new book, authored by 24-year-old MisShapes Geordon Nicol. The pages of the book are filled with party goers posed amidst New York's grand party scene. The collection is supposed to be a representation of the way fashion has changed in the last 5 years, or how it hasn't changed depending on how you look at it.
On the decks for the night were The MisShapes, Sebastion Grainger (from Death from above 1979), Jackson Pollis, Crystal Castles, and apparently there was some special guest (but being a fashion gal, I was there to check out the oh so many interesting outfits that the MisShapes are famous for bringing out). And they came out in droves. Amongst the glitter, the strap on butter fly wings, boys in platforms and minis with feather boas, skinnys, vests, and Chuck Taylers, I was in fashion-sexually-confused-land. And that is what I loved about it. The MisShapes parties are inviting and fun for all. It brings the indie band, hipster, and the gay and transgenders together in one enjoyable party!
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