Sections

Erin Silvers of Out of My Mind Vintage brings the funk to Union Hall in ‘Vintage Vogue & Vinyl’ party

Boogie tights: Funky vintage shop party comes to Park Slope

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

It will be like shopping for an episode of “Mad Men” — directed by John Waters.

A vintage shopping party run by clothing dealer Erin Silvers of Out of My Mind Vintage will have a cheekier, campier edge to it than your typical second-hand apparel shop-fest — think “funky psychedelic” clothes from the 1970s — and the event will have the conga lines behind that sensibility.

“It’s not just about shopping,” Silvers said, who will host “Vintage Vogue & Vinyl” at Park Slope’s Union Hall on Feb. 9.

“It’s about getting out of your head, out of your mind a little bit.”

The event won’t just involve clothes — shoppers will be able to peruse retro records from wax dealer Gregory Winter, get a mod hairdo courtesy of stylist Zuleika Acosta, stock up on tacky-fabulous nail art from Miss Mollie, and even slurp $5 cocktails prepped by drag queen extraordinaire Jackie Knife.

DJ Mr. NYSE — also known as Dave Hadden — will provide the day’s soundtrack and “get weird” with old standards, Silvers said.

Silvers — who, in addition to selling clothing, also works as a Union Hall bartender — said she’s been a thrifter all her life, one who mixes and matches eras and styles with abandon.

“I call it matchmaking,” she said. “I find a piece and a look for its perfect mate.”

For this event, that means shoppers can expect cold weather-appropriate ’80s sweaters, ’70s bell bottoms, Members Only jackets, and leather pants. But that’s only a fraction of the clothes Silvers regularly discovers — which is why she wants to hold shopping parties like this once a season.

“It’s kind of a pause from everyday life — a way to have a good time,” she said.

“Out of My Mind Presents Vintage Vogue & Vinyl” at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, www.unionhallny.com]. Feb. 9 1–5 pm, free.

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at jlutz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
Updated 5:39 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Hey there, Brooklyn Daily reader!

Yes, you’re in the right place — Brooklyn Paper is the new online home of BrooklynDaily.com.

So bookmark this page, and remember check it throughout the day for the latest stories from your neighborhood — and across this great borough of ours.