Imagine being set free inside a stylish fun house filled with interactive art that is designed in a spectrum of colors, textures and mediums? And… you are encouraged to photograph the experience? That is the awe-inspiring neon-colored technicolor dreamhouse that was Refinery 29 29Rooms in Williamsburg, Brooklyn during September 2017’s New York Fashion Week.
I was extremely lucky to have won tickets to the sold out event, so when I got an Instagram message from Refinery 29 Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director Piera Gelardi that I won, I was in shock. And then did a giddy dance. This year’s exhibit was going to be unforgettable, and knowing I was able to see it myself made me all the more excited.
There’s so many words to describe this style and culture-filled art house. From the neon lights that followed your dance moves, to messages of empowerment, self exploration, women’s rights, and pure childhood glee in the form of a whimsical pink carousel with makeup statues… 29Rooms is the adult playground I’ve always dreamed of. The cultural museum makes adults like me, with strong feelings about the landscape and culture of our society, feel relevant. I loved being able to touch things, and be carefree in an environment where other people are encouraged to let loose, have fun, and get some sick Instagram photos.
And let’s face it – It’s was a unicorn rainbow fantasyland of color. I knew I would be surrounded by so much vibrancy, so I decided to go really bold and wear a pink-on-pink monochromatic outfit. Definitely took a little courage for me to step out in something like this, but when would I ever have the chance to pull off an outfit like this?
Check out some of my photos from 29Rooms Exhibit. Another post is on the way with more photos! Plus, you can find more sneak peeks on my HouseOfJeffers Instagram profile!