For Artists Only
Thursday April 21, 2011·
VIPs one-up us normies on everything: quicker lines, cheaper drinks, cooler hook-ups for parties, hotels, restaurants, and clothes. While For Artists Only might seem like another kick in our un-VIP faces - just like those “Boys Only” signs your older brother used to stick up outside all the cool hiding places when you were kids - for once, even those without a “V-I” in front of their “P” can get in on this kind of treatment.
The fine handiwork of long time music industry duo, Marty Salmon and Kristie MacDonald, For Artists Only embodies that essence of cool that seems to follow VIPs around. The store's carefully chosen local and international pieces - like Mania Mania's 24 Hour Moon earrings, Lover's Silk Maxi skirt and Ksubi's Columba sunglasses - nail that “woah-baby” factor that separates the VIPs from the punters, and that we'd all secretly like to emulate.
But For Artists Only doesn't need a lot of talking up. Their fun fit-out (a collection of AAA lanyards from their previous/other life embellishes a door; the gold Technics decks) and on-point products will win you over in a heartbeat. (Plus, any store that serves Ms. G's banh mi's at their opening has gotta know a thing or two right?)