Bye Bye BoomBox

Reader Brittany writes in from London to tell us something sad: The British party BoomBox will close on New Year's Eve forever. BoomBox was a dance
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Reader Brittany writes in from London to tell us something sad: The British party BoomBox will close on New Year's Eve forever. BoomBox was a dance
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Reader Brittany writes in from London to tell us something sad: The British party BoomBox will close on New Year's Eve forever. BoomBox was a dance bash that happened every Saturday in Hoxton, London. In its short lifespan (not quite 2 years), the party drew style blood from John Galliano, Naomi Campbell and Lindsay Lohan - though nobody seemed to notice because the party was such a fashion free-for-all, the real stars were the Central St. Martin's kids who made their own outfits just for fun. Henry Holland claimed he invented his famous designer slogans at the bar, Gareth Pugh and Agyness Deyn were frequently spotted, and Kylie Minogue danced on tables during London Fashion Week (no really, we saw her). The whole thing was so magic and exhausting, it probably couldn't last anyway. Along with MisShapes in New York, the BoomBox extinguish might represent something big, a turning away from the dirty glitter children and photo blog addictions that helped define the recent (but not most recent) shows by McQueen, Marc, Karl (for Lagerfeld, not Chanel), and Hedi Slimane. Then again, it might just mean that half-drunk models will stop getting lost on the subway to Hoxton, and those tired of emo adoration will get a break from the hype. At left is one of our favorite BoomBox babes, model Charlotte... we shot her in the BoomBox bathroom, though she's just moved to New York, so maybe we'll see her at the latest local fashion party, Circus '68?

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