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Welcome to Party Bites, a new Racked series where fancy people at glamourous parties answer our probing questions.
- Victoria Lord, actress
- Claire Delespinois and Seymore Fleck, Founders, Shop Young Love
- Genavieve White, makeup artist
- Mercedes Mimran, Founder, Shop Young Love and Samia Grand-Pierre, Branding Stategy and Social Media for The Snobette
- Walker Hinerman, Interior Designer Eric Cohler
- Tina Vaden, photographer
- Blake Hays, Stylist at Ralph Lauren and Josefina Ballesta, guest
- Andrew Rothschild, Producer at The Katie Couric Show
- Mariam Shelley, graphic designer; Alex Escladas, TV producer; Zan Goodman, art director Chandelier Creative; Candice Ralph, Designer at Mother
- Hayley Phelan, Senior Editor at Fashionista
- Basal Agaoglu, Fashion Designer
- Denise Fernandez, Account Executive at Telemetry and David Smucker, Waiter
- Rockstxr Jones, Songwriter/Artist
Three best friends who start a business together and remain BFF's in the process? That's something to celebrate. And so we did on Saturday night, at the launch party for Shop Young Love, a brand new e-boutique started by buds Mercedes Mimran (offspring of Joe Fresh boss Joe Mimran), Claire Delespinois, and Seymore Fleck. The site, emerging as an East-Coast answer to LA's Nasty Gal, offers trendy clothes and accessories crafted by local up-and-coming NYC designers—all at reasonable price points.
The ladies took over a Greenpoint art gallery for the affair, inviting a few hip kids to celebrate with them. The theme of the night was "Our Parents are Out of Town," and the vibe matched. Guests sipped Miller High Lifes and styrofoam cups of vodka lemonade (we think was that lemonade?) to live music from indie rock bands Bad Girlfriend, Cult Days, and Hockey. The party continued into the night with DJ sets spinning jams fit to twerk to. We felt a little like we were back in high school, except older and better able to hold our booze. The party had us feeling so nostalgic for simpler times, we had to ask a few guests: "Where was your first kiss?"See what they said in the gallery above.—Jihan Forbes
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