This weekend was one of the most amazing that I’ve had in quite a long time. I was recently asked to join the Board of Directors of the Andy Warhol Museum here in Pittsburgh – while he might be best known for his time in New York, he was actually born here. The museum is one of my favorite in the city – it has a great mix of Warhol works, and works by Warhol inspired or adjacent artists. They’ve also been one of the most inclusive cultural institutions in the city for years, which is really exciting to me.
The Warhol recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and had an incredible gala to celebrate. They transformed their parking lot into the most amazing space – if I hadn’t known it was a parking lot, I never would have guessed. They also had not one, but two stages, where we were treated to performances by Matthew Morrison (!!) and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (!!!!). It is still so surreal and I can’t believe that I basically got treated to two private concerts in one night. It was such an amazing night, and it’s so wonderful to see how much support there is for the Warhol, from within the city and beyond.
Of course, since I’m me, I put a LOT of thought into what I’d wear. It was a silver, black, and white theme, and I couldn’t resist a little nod to Warholian pop art with splashes of color. The sequin fringes on my dress reminded me of Studio 54, and these heels (which are SO comfortable!) added the pop of color that I was looking for. I found earrings on Shopbop and was instantly obsessed – they were fun and different and like nothing that I’ve seen before (the silver are sold out, but the gold are still available here).
My favorite part of my outfit, though, was the clutch from Scenery. They’re a small business who takes the backdrops/drapes from Broadway and other theater productions and turns them into clutches and pouches. I love the sustainability aspect, and I love owning something unique with such a cool history! The clutch that I bought (from a perfectly pop art production of Veremonda) is sold out, but you should definitely check out their site here and see what other shows they have bags from!