Shopping with John Early at FYI @ MADE [NYFW]
“My goal recently has been to dress more like Ann-Margret—Bye Bye Birdie—like sweet, ‘50s Ann-Margret,” comedian John Early told me this afternoon. It was a beautiful moment (in my opinion), an intimate moment—and made all the more intimate by the fact that an ear-splitting “smack that pussy ho,” one of Future’s many incisive refrains, was nearly causing me to go deaf.
Early and I, you see, were hitting up FYI @ MADE, the fleeting—but not to be missed—retail bonanza currently going on at Milk Studios, for a quick shopping excursion. And as you might imagine, amidst the bonnets and the single sleeves, the decorative rock handbags and Nelly Furtado cassette tapes, Early did not have a hard time fulfilling his sartorial goal. Below, find out what particular pieces caught his eye—and how he felt about each.
“I’m lookin’ for my denim.”
Nelly Furtado Cassette
“I saw Nelly Furtado live when I was 14. I love her.”
Andrea Jiapei Li Blouse
“Love this. Very first season and last season of Pan Am.”
The Blonds Jacket
“We have arrived,” and then, “I look like a gay-roach.”
Jody Morlock Stole
“It’s me on the go; it’s very…I Don’t Know How She Does It.”
“Can we move beyond 3D printers?”
“Are these anal beads or a choker?”
“I’m buying this. Kate’s gonna be furious.”
Chromat Cage Bustier
“This is good for any event, like a christening or window shopping.”
Planet X by GHE20G0TH1K Shirt
“I wish this said ‘diva’ and not ‘choke me.'”
Vintage Escada Blazer
“It’s very Edina Monsoon at the office.”
Photos by Rachel Hodin.