Lot F started the new year off
with a bang as revelers gathered for the FiDi gallery's monthly second-Friday
opening, this time with an exhibit celebrating the evolution of Brooklyn-based
street artist Anthony Vasquez. The artist and founder of the Destroy Rebuild
collective began his career under the moniker AVone, but is now killing off his
former persona - hence the exhibit's title, "RIPavone" - and introducing
viewers to his latest solo collection alongside previous work with Destroy
Rebuild. Featuring several outsized silk-screened, spray-painted, and
wheat-pasted works, the exhibit will be on display at Lot F until Jan 30.
Expect Vasquez's classic gritty urban imagery, plus a few topless Kate Moss and
Naomi Campbell cameos. For more information, visit lotfgallery.com.
Amanda Rubin, owner of GetModa
Since she founded GetModa
in Ashland last
spring, Amanda has had one of the area's best-stocked closets at her
fingertips. The high-end consignment boutique always has a solid selection of
new and gently used items from designers like Burberry, Thierry Mugler, and
has tons of retail experience under her très-chic belt: before
opening GetModa, Amanda worked at Ann Taylor, Ceri on Newbury, and J.Crew, to
name a few, but knew she always wanted her own store.
In keeping with the
night's street-art theme, she paired
a graffiti-printed Romeo & Juliet dress and a perfectly tailored J.Crew
blazer with sleek and chic accessories - a bracelet from J.Crew, a Tory Burch
clutch, a Burberry watch, and Jessica Simpson boots.
Her secret to looking utterly
relaxed and just a bit sun-kissed? Be
spontaneous! Amanda had just taken a last-minute trip to Miami with friends; they booked a flight the
day before New Year's Eve and rang in 2013 with a dance party at a friend's
More party pics! At thePhoenix.com/parties. See you out there!