I first met designer Imani Whyte during New York Fashion Week through my friend Najee Wilson. Whyte showed my some photos of her work, and I was hooked. I knew I had to bring it straight to you. Here is an interview I did with the designer, and when you get done reading it, go support her Facebook page.
SOOOOO Najee Wilson from Tresfraisnajee, and I did a ton of stuff on Fashions Night Out. I totally posted pics of our trek across Manhattan on Tumblr., so you can check those out there and on Najee’s blog. Anyway, one of our last FNO stops was at the Opening Ceremony store at The Ace Hotel. OC had a street carnival where I won a cute plaid bowtie and Najee and I starred in a little video. That’s right! That is us in the video towards the beginning and the end, and it was a complete blast. The confetti I threw got stuck on my face and in Najee’s hair. This may be TMI, but after I took my bra off that night, I totally made it rain confetti in my hotel room. I think that qualifies as a good ass night!
FNO Videobooth 2012
Directors: Bruce Thierry Cheung and Andinh Ha
Producer: Rory Satran
Art Direction: Su Barber
Additional Editing: Tati Barrantes
Secret Weapon: Emily Cohn
Special Thanks: Kathy Minh Bach, Bettina Chin, Diane Lin, Naomi Otsu, Terrill Simecki, Jacky Tang, Pedro Gomez Millan, Ebenezer Bond, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim.
Song: Uproot Andy – “Abrazame”