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PaperCity Dallas July_August 2021

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. PAPERCITY PLAYLIST: DJ ROMIQ TWISTING REALITY F ollowing its collaboration w i t h a r t i s t S a r a h Coleman at Design Miami in 2020, Fendi has launched the Fendi FF Vertigo Collection. Known for her manipulation of designer materials, Coleman's work offers different interpretations of familiar objects by repurposing the materials that go into their construction. For this capsule collection of women's and menswear, handbags, shoes, and accessories, she teamed with Fendi accessories and menswear artistic director Silvia Venturini Fendi to reinterpret Fendi's iconic FF logo pattern by looking through the lens of the psychedelic '70s, rendering it in a twisted and turned version of the classic look. Steven Hempel W e endlessly a d m i r e anyone who e m b r a c e s a second o r t h i r d chapter in life. Pivoting toward a new or long hidden passion is too frightening for many of us to fathom, but Patricia Quirino — now known as DJ RomiQ — did just that in 2018. Chapter one was working in the restaurant industry. When that field no longer challenged her, she accepted an opportunity to work for the OGs of boutique party-planning firms, Todd Events. She started at the bottom of that food chain, doing a little of everything, but she and Todd Fiscus quickly recognized her affinity for the floral department, and ultimately she helmed that portion of the team. In 2018, Quirino took another leap of faith and enrolled in a course at the Scratch DJ Academy in New York City. She had long been fascinated by mixmaster maestros and their ability to bring the energy of a room up and down with expert precision. It was a short-format learning session, as the Todd Events calendar rarely has any blank entries. In 2019 she took a longer course in Dallas then plunged into her new sideline venture by spinning tunes at her first gig, that year's TWO x TWO's First Look party. Artist Sarah Coleman But then came 2020. Lockdown crashed down on us all, and Quirino saw all of her Todd Events and DJ bookings canceled or indefinitely postponed. She spent the time with her family in Fort Worth and creating a little home pod with Todd Fiscus and his husband, stylist Ceron, and their young daughter, Emme. Quirino confesses, with a wink, that she and Ceron became Dallas' resident margarita to-go experts, Now things are happening again in both of her careers. Events needing bountiful bouquets are in abundance, and Quirino is getting turntable bookings left and right. We asked DJ RomiQ to craft a PaperCity playlist for our readers. Eight is her lucky number, so below is just a portion of what you will find. Spotify DJ RomiQ's PaperCity Lucky Day Flowers and Music. Billy Fong 1. Gigamesh's "Control" (featuring Caroline Smith) 2. Tones and I's "Fly Away" 3. Yung Bae's "Disco Body Parts" (feat. Awolnation) 4. Paul Woolford & Amber Mark's "Heat" 5. Sofi Tuker's "Purple Hat" 6. The Endorphins' "Pusha Lady" (featuring Lazee) 7. Silk City's "New Love" (featuring Ellie Goulding) 8. Party Pupils & Max's "Love Me For The Weekend" (with Ashe) 18

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