Last Night, we went to Le Bain for an artist showcase presented by Music Unites, a non-profit dedicated to bringing music education to underprivileged children in underfunded inner city school systems, as well as supporting emerging artists. It was a very cool party for a very cool cause with the added bonus of some live music by very stylish up-and-comers Mia Moretti, Caitlin Moe and Diane Birch.
Mia and Caitlin are the girls in this Alice + Olivia video that you probably saw in cabs a million times if you were in New York during fashion week. Their performance was ten times cooler live. Caitlin jumped on top of the DJ booth and violin'd her little heart out in sync with Mia's mixes of MGMT, Daft Punk and the like. And she looked amazing the entire time. It was kind of mind-blowing.
Songstress Diane Birch made our New York Fashion Week Best Dressed list even though we didn't really know who she was. We do now. Her look is sort of a softer, more refined version of Alexa Chung, but not in a copycat way. She definitely has her own thing going on and seems to be on her way to becoming a fashion force to be reckoned with. She's already graced the pages of British Vogue. Oh, and she can sing. Really well. However, her gospel-meets-pop ballads were a little odd in a party setting and following Mia and Caitlin's high-energy performance. It was fine, though, because she was wearing an amazing sequined jacket.
All the girls wore super cute jewelry by Tuleste whose sister designers Satu and Celeste Greenberg are in talks to create an official Music Unites bracelet a la the Livestrong wristband.
We went into the party not knowing if it would really be up Fashionista's alley and came out wanting everything the three performers were wearing and reminded that music and fashion can go so, so well together. All photos © David X Prutting / BFAnyc.com.