Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Finding the right 'street-smart attire' for tonight's BMW Guggenheim Lab opening party

As we pointed out last month, The BMW Guggenheim Lab Team is hosting an opening reception of the BMW Guggenheim Lab tonight. Including! An evening of music curated by Thurston Moore, long-lost footage from TV Party (1978–1982) presented by Glenn O'Brien, and summer fare by the Brooklyn-based Roberta’s.

Fine. All fine! However! This part of the invite is quite perplexing:

Street-smart attire

What is street-smart attire? Given the context of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, it means Urban Think Tank meets The Barney's Warehouse Sale ÷ Vincent Spano in "Alphabet City" + the Coreys. We've consulted with several in-the-know people, who recommend a combination of these looks:





Let us know how it goes over!

9 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

Ha! I vote for the Goonies look! Maybe the Walk Man will be there, he's got a new sweater after all.

esquared said...

i prefer the jorts or the jeggings or this colorful attire

James Taylor said...

There seems to be a sort of unspoken consensus within the blogosphere that polos and sweaters and colors besides black are somehow directly related to all that's wrong in the world. If the Mars Bar closed it certainly wasn't the fault of the guy in pastels who tried to buy a drink there. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look your best. But I'm definitely not a fan of that shorts with dress shoes look.

Jeremiah Moss said...

all these "new ideas for a new city" events--it's a way to get people involved in planning and implementing the further hypergentrification of the city--which will eventually push out everyone but the super affluent.

it's like being invited to plan your own extinction.

wasn't there a movie about this? Soylent Green or something?

Anonymous said...

"There seems to be a sort of unspoken consensus within the blogosphere that polos and sweaters and colors besides black are somehow directly related to all that's wrong in the world."

Yes, it would seem that way; to people who are totally clueless.
So be it.

Anonymous said...

No Goonies here...
LOST BOYS, baby. Cry, little sister!

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Maybe some mixin' and matchin' might even be more street smart! Like a li'l jacket and Bermuda shorts with an Outsider's headband, or Flock of Seagulls hairstyle. Maybe some jeggings, platform shoes and Village People facial hair on the diplomat. Maybe some cargo shorts and flip flops for Vincent Spano. And you know the 3 young tuffs are already rockin' briefcases and penny loafers with no socks down south. Fastlane!

Lux Living said...

Obviously you must wear an air of superiority covered in Jagermeister induced vomit. Oh, and don't forget to punch the taxis who refuse to pick your drunk ass up. Have fun!

James Taylor said...

Clueless! Now that was a good movie.