For SwaggerVault, we reconnect with some of our favorite street style stars to get an update on how their lives have changed in 2015. Today, we catch up with Joey Pope.
1. How has your style changed since we last saw you in 2012?
Last time I was featured on Swagger, I believe I was heavily in my "vintage tops paired with my only pair of obscenely tight APC jeans"-phase. Soon after that I caught a little bit of the street wear/fuccboi bug and was consistently rocking sneakers w/ heavily branded VFiles purchased tops. I'm proud to say that now I've managed to tone down it down and find a mature/refined medium of the two :) .
Joey for Swagger in 2012
2. What is the most important news story today in your opinion?
I know it's a cop-out but the many human rights stories circulating lately on the national level, must be my answer. Marriage equality, race tensions, transgender identity - everything trickles down to basic human liberties in the US.
3. What are you up to now?
Me and some friends run The Bosco, which is based in Brooklyn and we have offices in LA and San Francisco. We essentially reinvented a photo booth, in an effort to create an automated + marketable photo/video experience for brands. Last year we did over 1400 events, in 89 cities, across 8 countries - creating over 1.2 million unique photos, GIFs, and videos.
4. Where can we find you on social media?
@JOEYCLUBBINLUV! This is my club and party loving alter-ego, that's not so much of an alter-ego whatsoever. My side hustle and obsession has always been throwing events and hosting parties here in NY. Back when I first met Swagger I was just a dumb model-boy fresh out of college, promoting parties at The Jane (during the glory days, duh). Nowadays I'm consistently doing events at places like Le Baron, Le Bain, Bossa Nova and Output.
5. Is street style dead? Why or why not?
NEVER - as long as there are creative types who brand and design themselves everyday - people are going to be stuntin' in these streets!
6. What is your one high and one low since last being featured on Swagger?
One high would be being featured in a GQ x Banana Republic ad as a "cool young NYC professional dude" .
One low was being told to go home by the Up & Down bouncers at 3:45am when there was clearly 15 min left of hanging out time.
7. Since we are going to save these responses for our Vault, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Well I'd surely hope to have achieved 'Elite International Party Boy' fame by then, but other than that - I'd love to be somewhere in the creative marketing, tech, or events world. Whether that's running a department or heading my own venture.
Most importantly though I'll be stylish, with a full head of hair, and consistently riding in the front row at SoulCycle. :)
PostedSep 17, 2015