So, who remembers back in July when I went to the RAW show? How many people arrive at my site by searching for information about RAW and whether its a scam? How many people have emailed me asking about it?
Really, the number isn’t important – just the fact that these things have happened.
Well, if you go to a Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy of Raine Magazine, you might notice my name under contributing writers, and then find two travel pieces (including photos) with my name attached. This should be the proof you need to know that RAW is indeed not a scam and perhaps worth your time.
Way back last July, I hung my work for one night at an exclusive, trendy Manhattan bar/lounge, not knowing that I would once again find myself in another place like it in September to celebrate the launching of Raine Magazine’s fall/winter edition.
As it turns out, I met someone who works for Raine at the Raw show. She happened to like my work and mention that to the editor – who then contacted me with story requests. It does happen sometimes.
So last night I attended a fancy gathering at the Bar Basque on 6th Ave and 29th St.
This party included contributors to Raine and its employees, as well as models, photographers, PR agents, and more! People dressed in everything from business attire, to jeans, to designer outfits – and more! The swanky party featured an open bar for the first hour and hosted its own fashion show! Wall-sized windows looked out upon the NYC streets, a courtyard next door, and a movie-theater sized screen on the building to the side showing what reminded me of the visualizations on Windows Media Player.
Overall the event was a success and ended with a transition to dance party and what would probably look like a typical night in the club – dancing, drinking, fashion, and bright lights shining on modern design-ey furniture!