Written by Allison Matthews
Afrobeatnik set up shop a couple of weeks ago at the Bettie Brown Market, a traveling pop-up vintage market that was most recently showcased at Lucid Lounge in Seattle’s University District. The space was intimate, warm and inviting and featured local vendors like Black Weirdo, Queen Feel, and Tribal Origins. As our *public debut* and first vendor event, we had no idea what to expect. We ended up having a blast and felt inspired being in the company of some great local Seattle artists and businesses.
It was a steady morning, complete with mimosas, James Brown tracks, vintage fashion and homemade goods. Did I mention that it was sunny? While taking in the scene on this beautiful surprisingly warm Saturday morning we got the chance to meet and speak with Bettie Brown Market creator Catherine Harris-White or Cat, who is also known as Black Weirdo, and is a member of THEESatisfaction. Cat clearly is a jack of all trades; engaging in music, fashion and art scenes all over the country. She officially became our first customer when she purchased a snazzy teal fringe jacket-- one of our favorite inventory pieces. We’re glad it found a good home and what an honor for our first customer to be such a beautiful soul and talented artist.
Although, Afrobeatnik was only at the market for a few hours, we had a ton of fun and we were able to preview our inventory and catch a glimpse into the creative network of local Seattle vendors. We loved Lucid so much that we plan to return very soon for our launch party which will be Saturday, March 1st from 9pm-2am. All are welcome. Stay tuned for details…
Written by Allison Mathews, Social Media & PR Intern