FRIENDS NYC BACKYARD at BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS

HEY FRIENDS! WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE FRIENDS BACKYARD!!!!!

As always, your besties here at friends NYC have your back when you need a pause between all those open studio visits. Come say hello to us at 16 Harrison place-we will be serving natural wine, beer, and snacks at 16 Harrison place as well as working with QSPACE on an installation entitled:

SANCTUARY; “what is safe space?”

An Experiential Art Installation to begin questioning the overworked descriptor “safe space.”

Come say hi, relax, and take a selfie <3

BACKYARD.jpg

BFF's With Laura Bellmont

image1.JPG

We are over the moon to have FOF (friend of Friends) Laura Bellmont kick off Bushwick Open Studios with an Opening here at Friends NYC.  Besides the opening (we love a party!) Sept. 21 from 6-9 pm, we thought you could also get to know Miss Bellmont through our favorite questionaire:

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

LB: A treasured seersucker vintage dress from the 60's 

F: Who is your favorite artist??

LB: Saul Steinberg, Lotte Reiniger

F: If you could own any artwork in the world, what would it be?

LB: A piece of Calder's Circus 

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

LB: Dolly Parton?

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

LB: Tom Jones "Delilah"

F: What's your favorite show you have ever had ? (editors note: Dayquil caused us to originally ask played, and LB is funny enough to answer both!)

LB: Art show? My last show at Friends! Music Show? Solo concert in home for my boyfriend and dog audience

F: What would your superpower be?

LB: Telekinesis

F: Tell us a joke!

LB: Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? - To get to the bottom!

BOS Natty_1.jpg
image2.JPG

Better Late than Never....Mary's Complete Guide to Fidget Spinning

We're usually ahead of the curve, but we were a little to busy scoring some sick Fall gear (coming REAL soon!) to jump into fidget spinning.  Alas, worry not...we picked it up like the pro's we are...and we even have a couple spinner available for you- Nermal approved Camo and Pink!  and, we wouldn't be your Friends if we didn't also have a comprehensive guide.

Panorama with our besties Bleached

RUSSIA BABES.jpg

Last weekend, we got to play dress up & see a bunch of bands at Panorama with our angel babies, Bleached.  The weekend was so much fun, we wanna go back!  Check out some of Jennifer, Jessica and Micayla's favorite moments on Vogue (thanks for the shout out guys!) and check our diary below <3 (Plus they answered our BFF survey!)

The night before, we had a full on dress up party...it went a little beyond deciding what to wear on stage though :/

The night before, we had a full on dress up party...it went a little beyond deciding what to wear on stage though :/

Ugh call time was soooooo early but somehow Jen looked chipper while I drowned myself in coffee.

Ugh call time was soooooo early but somehow Jen looked chipper while I drowned myself in coffee.

 

 

After changing like 75 times, the perfect stage outfits!  WHAT CUTIES :)  

After changing like 75 times, the perfect stage outfits!  WHAT CUTIES :)

 

Drummer Nick was pretty hard to track down, but Alice and I managed to sneak a selfie.

Drummer Nick was pretty hard to track down, but Alice and I managed to sneak a selfie.

Obligatory Squad Photo

Obligatory Squad Photo

 

JENNIFER CLAVIN

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

J: My vintage Betsey Johnson, olive green, lace leotard. 

F: What record would you take to a desert island??

J: Fleetwood Mac Tusk! 

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

J: Oooooh. My Mom. Actually Jessie, my sister. 

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

J: "If It Makes You Happy" by Sheryl Crow. 

F: What's your favorite show you have ever played?

J: Echo Park Rising. It's a fest in Los Angeles. We played in the middle of the street like a block away from where I grew up. It was just really magical and my outfit was on point :P

F: What would your superpower be?

J: To always live in the NOW. I don't think anyone can actually do that, that's why I see it as a superpower. 

F: Tell us a joke!

J: Q:Why can't ghosts have babies?

A: Because they have a halloweenie :) 

_______________________________________________________________________________

JESSIE CLAVIN

Interview

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

Jessie: My suspenders. 

F: What record would you take to a desert island??

Jessie: T Rex, Electric Warrior! 

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

Jessie: I would want my intro to be friends and family writing like a sentence or two of a funny memorable story they had with me. 

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

Jessie: Dolly Parton, Jolene. 

F: What's your favorite show you have ever played?

Jessie:Mexico City, the crowds are the best there! They make sure you have a good time! 

F: What would your superpower be?

Jessie: Strength! I have some crazy inner strength that comes out of me in real life, randomly with out even trying... 

F: Tell us a joke!

Jessie: I honestly don't know any! I would have to look one up. I do like quick witty jokes about musicians in bands.. they usually have some meaning to them. Haha  

_______________________________________________________________________________

MICAYLA GRACE

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

M: At the moment I think it would be my black one piece jumpsuit from Reformation. It's easy to throw on and feel totally ready to go...it's easy to play bass in so that makes it my favorite current stage outfit as well. 

F: What record would you take to a desert island??

M: If I could only take one record, I think I would take The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust by Bowie so I could listen to Five Years.  I think that song could get me through. 

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

M: I would want someone funny to write it, so maybe Jack Black, School of Rock Style.  

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

M: Tide is High, Blondie

F: What's your favorite show you have ever played?

M: Royal Albert Hall with Paramore!

F: What would your superpower be?

M: Using the force

F: Tell us a joke!

M: Knock knock

Who's there 

Impatient cow

Impatient cow wh---

MOO!

_______________________________________________________________________________

NICK PILLOT

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

N: sweater

F: What record would you take to a desert island??

N: Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

N: my dad

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

N: Pat Benatar - we belong

F: What's your favorite show you have ever played?

N: the surreal life

F: What would your superpower be?

N: speed read

F: Tell us a joke!

N: My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana, but I said "No... but I want a regular banana later, so yeah.

DIVE INTO AUGUST WITH OUR SWIM SALE !!!!!!!

It's hard to believe it's already August!  Time to soak up all the sun you can, enjoy every last beach day, and get on that vacation vibe!  We got you covered- and in style-because all our swimwear is now on sale!  Use the code SWIM30 and get 30% off all our favorite babely beach looks - from Lazy Oaf's Cloudy Suit and Frilly Rainbow Bikini Top to Body Glove's Throwback Tops and Bottoms.  See you in the surf!

 

Friends NYC Blog

We love cute clothing and all things fashion, but we love other things too! This blog is a place for us explore the people and places that inspire us as well as engage with our community. You will find posts about music, art, literature, travel and local Bushwick, Brooklyn happenings, plus anything else that tickles our fancy. It’s also a place for us to feature friends of the store! We often highlight cool things our besties are doing or spotlight one of our talented vendors. If you love shopping as much as we do, check out our Shop the Look editorials where we show you how to style some of our favorite looks. Then you can shop til you drop right here on the WWW. 

BFF's with Sandra Chiu

Our other friend popping by to live draw on Thursday is Sandra Chiu!  Sandra is a book cover designer for Penguin who illustrates in her free time.  Here's some more fun facts: 

 

F: What's your favorite item of clothing?

SC: Striped t-shirts. I have them in various colors and necklines and wear them with everything, despite occasionally not matching. (Editor's note: and we sell some in our store!)

F: Who's your favorite artist?

SC: Henri Matisse. I love his playful and colorful style, and how he experimented with many mediums.

F: Who would write the intro to your autobiography?

SC: Kurt Vonnegut, if he was still alive. I just recently started reading his work (thank you Amazon Prime lending library!), and just adore his ideas and his funny style. He'd definitely make my mundane life sound interesting.

F: What's your go to karaoke song? 

SC: Whitney Houston's I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

F: What would your superpower be?

SC: I'd like to be able to breathe underwater. I never learned how to swim, and that power would be perfect for beach vacations or when the floods come...

F: Tell us a joke!

SC: What kind of bees make milk? 

.

.

.

.

BOO-BEES!