Per Elijah: "They're a couple of gays who dress alike and dance alike and both changed their name to Andrew. They're like brand consultants and iPad DJs. I'm so excited to introduce you!"
They've been around for a decade or so, and can often be found DJing at East Village Radio on First Ave, DJing/hosting weekly nights at clubs, or just hanging out at fashion parties, as they were last night when we caught up with them at the launch of Julie Ragolia's collaboration with Senoah (more on that later).
They were incredibly sweet and very hilarious. Here's how our conversation began:
Fashionista: So, were you fans of Girls? Andrew: We'd only seen a couple of episodes. Andrew: No, we watched every single episode. We are obsessed. Andrew: No that's not true. We'd barely seen one or two episodes and we watched them with our moms and they were horrified. Andrew: I was so embarassed to watch it with my mom! Andrew: So inappropriate. Fashionista: I've watched with my mom too, actually. She has HBO! Andrew: Exactly- who our age has HBO? Andrew: You gotta go to your mom's to watch this thing. Andrew: It's like watching glory hole porn with your family. Andrew: No, it's like watching Schindler's List with...Germans.
Despite finding the show a bit uncomfy to watch, they found themselves in awe once on set. "We were there at the butt crack of dawn to be in makeup and [Lena Dunham] was there with her laptop in the makeup chair writing new shows and we said something really off-handed and she goes, 'that's a show right there.'" They couldn't remember what they said, but we bet it was good.
They were also "awestruck" by another Andrew--Rannells, who plays Elijah. He recently announced that he's left Girls for The New Normal (sucks I know), but the Andrews are more familiar with his Broadway work (he got his big break in The Book of Mormon). "We had just covered the Tony's the night before, so we were in a Broadway mindset and the fact that we just rolled in and he was right next to us getting touched up was kind of amazing."
Andrew Andrew styled themselves for the show, as they do always. They share a closet and are occasionally gifted things, but "as far as how we put together an outfit, that's usually our own inimitable taste...which means that one of us puts it together and the other one picks it apart."
Even last night, one Andrew wasn't a huge fan of their outfit. "That sweater looks really good." "I hate this sweater." "He hates this sweater!" "He makes me wear this sweater and everyone loves it and I hate it."
I liked it.