The ISSUE 05 release party held on Friday, June 12th at DOPE on Fairfax was unbelievable. We've had five release parties to date and this was one took the cake with over 400 total RSVP's and a packed turnout. A huge thank you to the entire DOPE staff: Kurtis Asberry, Charlotte, Bliss, and Dell; Thank you to Randy Nakajima, our phenomenal ISSUE 05 cover photographer who went above the call of duty to ensure that the event was a complete success (and it was).
Thank you to all our featured artists from ISSUE 05 especially covergirl Hayley Kiyoko for stopping by and cover makeup artist, Marla Vazquez; Janae Roubleau of ROUBLEAU; Mateo Berry of Do You Not Them (DYNT); featured photographer, Amanda Lopez; Blaison Maven and Brooke Jean (RADAR): AmirSaysNothing (RADAR); Black Collar and CharliZeroh (RADAR): Bo Vu and the Sweatshop LA crew; contributing photographer Asato Iida and Chris Cash.
Thank you to our DJ's of the evening: KT The Terrible and PARTYTIME of 143! People still stayed even after the drinks were all poured; Thank you to Megan, Josen Corpuz, and Jomark Manglicmot for being in charge of issue distribution and purchasing; To the SUSPEND staff members who came: Kayla Reefer, Jonathan Tate, Akeem Brandon, Hannah Song; And above all: Thank you to our Fashion Editor, Leslie Corpuz, for being the eyes and ears of the entire evening.
To all of our close friends, Fairfax family, and new guests that were first-timers to one of our release parties and to those who also purchased a copy of the issue: Thank you so much for making ISSUE 05's official launch a truly memorable one. (And thank you to Jorge Meza for being the official event photographer of the evening!)