The launch of online editorial channel ORGNL.TV presented by Stoli on 1 August was a pilgrimage to the concept of originality – “celebrating all that is original in Australian art, music, fashion, technology, taste and exceptional talent”.
The night began with a free UBER pick up, the brilliant app that allows you to watch the progress of your “private driver” navigating through Sydney’s windy streets. At a secret location in Chippendale, we walked in to discover a silver clad angel singing a song called “Stupid” in front of a psychedelic screen. The angel turned out to be an incarnation of emerging artist Brendan Mclean, also known as Klipspringer from The Great Gatsby. He in turn shared the stage with a caricature of a strip show by self proclaimed beauty queen, Betty Grumble, who left little to the imagination and met the criteria of “one of a kind”.
After wandering through the 300+ crowd, enjoying 5 original Stoli concoctions tailored around the 5 themes of the new channel (art, fashion, music, tech and taste) and admiring vintage fashion on haughty mannequins that appeared to be mingling with the guests, our intrigue was sufficiently piqued.
You can view ORGNL.TV on all devices at orgnltv.com and via facebook.com/StoliVodkaAustralia. Join the conversation via hashtag #ORGNLTV.