Besides the cold weather that visited New York City this past weekend, BMS had a great weekend! Our first stop on Saturday was to a vintage pop up/ giveaway in Harlem. We arrived late and all the goodies were gone! Soon after, a brief meeting in Midtown with our event planner for an upcoming event this Spring (stay tuned)! Eventually, we headed down to Brooklyn to support creative talent, Steffanie Nnamani (known to her fans as Teff The Don) as she was curating for Kibonen NY. The Afrika 21 event was scheduled to take place on the 3rd floor of the museum. Since this was our first time there, we didn’t have enough time to indulge in the amazing artwork. There will be a next time.
Once backstage, we ran into a few familiar faces; Blackbird Jeans, John Ashford, and Washington Roberts just to name a few! And of course, a beautiful sea of models that we have worked with on other projects. Our sole aim was to assist Kibonen NY but we quickly observed the museum was lacking a backstage coordinator. BMS was appointed by the event producer as the backstage coordinator! We stepped in and saved the evening alongside two other volunteers responsible for ushering the models out while we controlled the pandemonium of 7 designers, makeup artists and over 30 models backstage. We were able to snap a few pictures of the models before they went out into a crowd of over 100 people!
At the end, the event was successful! The models, designers, and the entire team at the Brooklyn Museum curated an amazing installation. Bravo!