I've been really into attending drink + draw sessions this summer, a popular activity hosted by the likes of sip & sketch nyc and this place nyc, who have both gained reputations for their hidden locations and eclectic playlists . It’s such a fun & intimate way to unwind and mingle with friends on a summer evening. That's why I was inspired to host my own sip + sketch pop up shop with friends Lingua Nigra and Jinaki, who design jewelry and clothing. The idea is to gather a group of creatives, add a live model wearing our designs, and some wine to a create unique + social shopping experience. 

We gathered at the WM Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, surrounded by bunches of gigantic monstera leaves + exotic flower arrangements along with styles from each of our collections. It was impressive to see our pieces come to life on a model and see each artist's interpretation of the scene we created. The creativity flowed as freely as the wine, and it was a fun day of collaboration that left everyone feeling relaxed and inspired!

Our model wore a blue denim coordinate by jinaki with the belu pump in white; a floral arrangement with thistle, anthurium and palm leaves; paola and sharufa of Jinaki; inside WM gallery; model paola horber poses outside wm gallery 

From left to right: attendees sketching Paola with lingua nigra's gold + snakeskin earrings, A tablescape featuring exotic blooms, fruits and some stand-out styles from our fall collection, paola posing in Jinaki's blue denim co-ordinates & the Belu Pump in White, attendees taking in the scene. 

attendees sipping and sketching 

the event was curated with pieces from our spring collection; jinaki's vintage inspired silhouettes; lingua nigra's reticulated gold + silver jewelry; delicious vegan rum-infused cupcakes by treatsandeats by kyia; wardrobe staples from our collection 

attendees mingling & shopping between drawing sessions 

a few artists show off their sketches; a gallery wall of attendee's drawings; katy wyman holds up her version; another artist's interpretation of the look.

The gang aka the dopest collaborators ever: l-r: Malandela zulu of zulu soul art; alicia goodwin of lingua nigra jewelry; Sharufa walker of jinaki; tunde, a friend of malandela zulu; katherine theobalds of zou xou. 

SHOP: Lingua Nigra's Jewelry here & Jinaki's clothing here

                                                                      CUPCAKES BY: TREATS & EATS BY KYIA

 photos by: Rashida zagon/@arface_