Fake Prom, a Real Blast!

This past weekend we held Fake Prom, a fundraiser for Inner-City Arts, an arts education non-profit in Los Angeles. WOW, it was The Jam! 600 guests filled the Inner-City Arts campus in their prom-inspired outfits to dance the night away, and we raised just over $20,000 for the great organization! Everyone looked fabulous (and in some cases fabulously tacky), it was really amazing to see such spirit for the nostalgic event...

I'm not sure if guests looked better on Saturday, versus their real Prom, as gold lame, pink taffeta and blue tuxedos still dominated. I myself wore a polka dot dress, which one party-goer told me was in fact the exact dress she wore at her 1993 prom! What are the odds of that?! To capture the night guests showed-off their best "awkward prom poses" with Oh Snap Studios.

Like, OMG totally radical, that's Marguerite Moreau from Wet Hot American Summer dancing with Michael Philips of Handsome Coffee and the fabulous Kabira Stokes of Isidore Recycling! A HUGE thank you to our sponsors OPI, Kind Snacks, Tender Greens, JOIA, Monkey Shoulder, Reyka Vodka and Frey Wines who helped to make Fake Prom so fabulous. Our dance contest winners got down to DJ Bryan Davidson's tunes and were treated to prizes from Undefeated and BC Footwear!

We are extremley proud that our "unique" community came out to support such an important cause, and had a blast doing it. On the surface arts education is fun and colorful, but it's much deeper then that - being creative and having the chance to learn in a creative environment has proven to help kids develop lifelong skills such as being able to think creatively and to problem-solve, it instills self-esteem, and it engages students and keeps them interested in learning. To find out more about Inner-City Arts, visit their website. Thank you to all who came to Fake Prom... Next year's will be even bigger and better!

For more photos, go to our Flickr Page!