From the long shores of the Coney Island Boardwalk, for the past 17 years, artist, designer, roller disco diva and Queen of Coney Island, Lola Star, has sold her unique designs and shimmering wares. But this Saturday, May 13, Lola Star will be holding it down at Urby and previewing her permanent Lola Star store opening later this summer.
There will even be a big celebration at Urby on May 20th showing off Lola Star’s shop. which will be complete with bedazzling Bling Bar, pin up hair classes, and win & chocolate parties..
After dazzling millions with her shop on the Coney Island Boardwalk for the past 17 years, artist, designer, roller disco diva and Queen of Coney Island, Lola Star, is bringing her fabulous designs, glittering magic and pizazz to Staten Island Urby! Lola Star will open a pop-up shop on Saturday, May 13 at Urby Staten Island which will preview the permanent Lola Star store opening at Urby later this summer. To celebrate Star will host an opening party at the pop-up on Saturday, May 20.
“It is the amazing ideas behind Urby which attracted me to Staten Island. I’ve always opened shops in creative neighborhoods and I’m excited to contribute to Staten Island as I have in Coney Island and Rockaway Beach,” said Star. ”As a community activist, founder and former director of the Save Coney Island Organization, I place great importance on community and Staten Island – your summer is about to get MUCH more fabulous!”
The Lola Star pop-up shop will be a summertime wonderland, featuring a colorful bazaar of Staten Island-themed apparel for men, women and kids, along with an array of collectable novelties and colorful gifts of handmade accessories. When Star opens up her permanent store – which will also feature the world’s first Bling Bar, where guests can bedazzle their own tee shirts – the Staten Island Urby location will be Star’s fourth retail shop.
An expert at creating unique and fun events, Star plans to create programming and host special events at the pop-up throughout the summer. This will include themed roller disco parties, pin-up hair classes, make-up lessons and poetry writing + wine + chocolate parties which were a hit at her Rockaway location.
Urby, a unique residential concept with a strong focus on experience and community, inspired Star. Located on the North Shore waterfront, it is the largest new construction development in Staten Island, with 900 apartments and 35,000 square feet of commercial space.
According to Lola Star herself,
The Lola Star pop-up shop will be a summertime wonderland, featuring a colorful bazaar of Staten Island-themed apparel for men, women and kids, along with an array of collectable novelties and colorful gifts of handmade accessories.
You’re not going to want to miss all the festivities.
For information about Lola Star, visit her website, or Lola’s social media accounts at Instagram and Twitter.
Staten Island Urby is located at 7 and 8 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY, 10304.
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