On Saturday April 27th, we presented our second daytime Girls Art Show at leiminspace. A space of celebration for people of all genders and backgrounds, our curated showcase of femme talent continued to bring the vibes with live music, dope art, and exceptional pop-up shops. Hosted by Marlene Luciano, we embraced a slower pace with interactive experiences. A real quadruple threat, the multi-talented wardrobe stylist,
creative director, actor, model extraordinaire oozed charisma and charm throughout the event.
Spicey Milk set the island vibe that got everyone moving and grooving to her DJ set of dancehall and reggae-ton edits and originals.
Starting with a chilling cover of “God is a Woman”, Neijah Lanae kicked off the musical performances with a voice and soul that captures your senses. She performed a few unreleased songs on her upcoming project and closed with her latest single “Wonder” (currently streaming on all platforms!).
Abstract artist Kennatree transported us to an otherworldly alienscape. Walking up the stairs felt like stepping into her colorful, ethereal world. She performed live oil portraits of whoever was down and infused each with her supernatural magic. It was as if she could see the colors of each person's aura and captured their essence on canvas. Needless to say, she sold out of every live portrait.
As for photo opps? You know our Hella Looks team had it on lock. Inspired by power of quiet thoughtfulness, we let frothy layers of crêpe, chiffon, and organza in neutral tones take over the photo corner. We had a “HELLA (blank)” sign that encouraged photo takers to write in whatever they were hella feeling.
All about low-key tea and high-key vibes, .standstill. brought a modern twist to the traditional Chinese tea experience. They showed us that community tea tastings were the way for people to connect and practice mindfulness.
Pique-nique served up deliciously inventive pastries that blew our taste buds off. My personal favorite? Her SUBLIME SPECIAL (ft. Diaspora Co.'s golden spice). It was turmeric butter mochi (think a lemon bar meets mochi) topped with key lime curd, coconut ice cream, fresh strawberry & passionfruit, and a cornmeal cookie for crunch. A true flavor and texture explosion.
We also had our very first donation station! We Work Too, a new network collective for women around the world, popped up with donation drive to collect feminine hygiene products to be donated to women on Skid Row.
It was a sunlit afternoon celebrating the power of female energy and our innate creativity. Thank you to all of our artistic talent, musicians, pop-ups, and guests that made our first daytime show so special. Now, go peep all the photos from the event below!
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Video & photography by Loren Alexander
Words by Jessica Wu