Friday, April 24, 2009

Do it in denim.

Well in keeping with the theme of leather & levis for the weekend, there is one more event I want to give you a heads-up about! It is Design for Life: Denim, a benefit for the Michigan AIDS Coalition Saturday night at MoCAD.

"Design for Life: Denim, what's that about?" I can hear you asking. Well, the Michigan AIDS Coalition has put together an event that is a fashion and art experience. 100 creative individuals (designers, chefs, artists, architects, musicians ... you get the idea) were given Carhartt denim jackets as raw material and instructed to make custom designs with them. It could be fashion. It could be art. It could be fashionable art. It could be artistic fashion.

It might just be easier to post some images that will give you an idea of the evening. It looks actually tremendously fabulous!

Your emcee: Ongina from RuPaul's Drag Race!

Aural ambience provided by DethLab.

Detroit Flyhouse might drop in.

Jacket design by David McNight of Emerald City Designs.

Jacket design by graffiti artiste Tony "Shades" Agee.

Weathered red denim bag by Barrett Streu.

Popart Monkey Pillow by Megan Oxley.

FIERCE ART #1: Rusty Bird Cage with Wings, by Bill Bowen of Octane Design.

FIERCE ART #2: Reliquary of C. Hartt. It contains the ashes of the jacket. Awesome.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD). Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar are involved. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by contacting Robert Thomas, 248-545-1435, ext. 105 or Still waiting to hear if they can be purchased at the door, although I can't imagine you'd be turned away!


Heidi said...

You can absolutely purchase tickets at the door. See you there!

Merrie said...


This probably isn't the right spot to say this, but...

I happened upon your blog while searching for some awesome gay bars in the Detroit area.

I have a birthday coming up, and not being single this year and with my boyfriend out of town, I think having a "girl's night out" seems like the best idea. And by girls, I mean me, some friends, and some queens!

Know of any great gay bars that will guarantee the presence of drag queens/female impersonators, or even a drag show?

My birthday is May 16th.

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Are there more pics of that beautiful red denim shoulder bag? Is the bag for sale? Where can I get more info? Thanks!

LoneRanger (

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