It’s not every day you go to a fashion party and get to punch someone in the face.
But that’s exactly what happened at the Refashioner re-launch party yesterday. Kate Sekules, founder of the high-end closet exchange community site hosted the party at famed Gleason’s gym and got plenty of fashionistas in the ring. A former female pro-boxer herself, Sekules boasts an impressive history as editor at Food&Wine and Conde Naste Digital and has now transitioned into the ecommerce/social media sphere with Refashioner. Go check out the newly redesigned site, (and/or the tumblr) create a closet for yourself and shop other users awesome merch!
Punching is so in this season. So is ReFashioner.
Small Girls Team @ Punch Drunk Fashion: ReFashioner (re)Launch 6/24/12
more photos on Guest of a Guest
ReFashioner & The Overlook Press present…PUNCH DRUNK FASHION
with live women’s boxing in one ring & runway walk-offs in the other
hosted by Kate Sekules - author of best-seller “The Boxer’s Heart” & founder of virtual consignment site ready for relaunch, ReFashioner
6 - 8pm // Sunday June 24th
reFashiontinis & knockout punch by renowned mixologist David Wondrich
Closed event, but Small Girls has a limited number of list spots if you want to attend- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org <3
Shot by The Style Blogger photographer, Alex Crawford, we spent yesterday modeling client ReFashioner’s items (available in their virtual consignment shop coming soon) alongside some other kick ass entrepreneurs, artisans, and merry makers including designer Hayden Dunham, Jordan Blumberg of Daily Candy, and Pop Manifesto editor Ilirjana Alushaj.
Monday outfit post: a love affair between stripes and polka dots. (Taken with instagram)
We love the refashioner team’s sense of style.
Small Girls client ReFashioner was loud & clear above the Bowery mural this week!
ReFashioner taking over SoHo.
For the special lady in your life:
1. The Eleanor Scarf in Bubble Gum, by Life Tie
With scarves in shades of pink, the Eleanor scarf in bubble gum or blush makes for the perfect Valentine’s accessory, whether knotted as a hairbow, strung as a necklace or worn chicly around your neck. 25% of this silk neckwear collection’s proceeds funding innovative cancer research, making a great VDay gift that gives back. $10 off all purchases on silk scarves or ties with the code “HEARTTIE” at checkout.
2. Vintage Gold Filigree Cardigan, at Refashioner
There’s nothing better than a sparkly gold cardigan that dresses up any outfit, especially for a night out. The best part about this one? Refashioner is a virtual consignment shop where you can exchange one of her old, no longer worn clothes for a pre-loved, beautiful vintage or couture piece.
3. Key to Your Heart charm, by Charmco
What’s sweeter than a guy who basically says we hold the key to his heart? *Knees weakening* Show your special lady how much she really means to you with this classic charm by Charmco. Receive 25% off select charms and free shipping!
4. The Allison Dress, by Carrie Hammer
There’s nothing better than a personalized gift, and what’s more personal than a beautiful dress that’s made to fit her like a glove? She’ll be so touched to know you’ve paid attention to all her details and ordered a custom-fit dress for her.
5. The Katherine sunglasses, by Tortoise & Blonde
A girl can never have too many sunnies, and these vintage-inspired cat-eyed frames are definitely a classy addition to her collection.
6. The Donna Sling Bag in Snake, by Katherine Kwei
Show her you how much you understand the importance of day-to-night pieces with this Katherine Kwei bag. She can add a little sparkle to her outfit during the day and head out for the evening without ever having to worry about switching bags!
A Small Girls Channukah Guide:
1. If you want to be surrounded by jolly people this holiday season, give the gift of clear eyesight with a pair of Tortoise & Blonde glasses. Pearl and The Beard loves them.Probably because they can see clearly now.
2. Ever wanted to see your bff wearing a cool fanny pack? AND a pair of shades? Katherine Kwei has lots of great styles, shapes & colors. We recommend pairing any of the handbags with a pair of Tortoise & Blonde sunglasses (to combat holiday party hangovers, obvs).
3. Did you get a shirt from someone that you just don’t like? Refashioner makes regifting your closet easy and simple. Who knows, you might even find yourself a new wardrobe (for half the price), too!
An amazing post on In Good Company, by ReFashioner founder Kate Sekules, about leaving the publishing world and starting the curated high fashion swap site.
“It’s tempting to focus on certain signifiers of success—the mad money VC deal, the “10 Hot blah blah” lists, the DeLonghi espresso machine in your Flatiron HQ—but they’re just media candy. I had to admit: that really isn’t me. I’m not a 20-something boy wonder nor a serial entrepreneur powerhouse. I’m just trying something new that I believe in 100%.”
We love Kate’s energy, drive, and outlook, and are so happy to be working with her! Click the link above to read the rest of the piece.