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the loverboys and girls illuminating charles jeffrey's world

Dust off your dancing shoes, and get ready for the party of a lifetime. We hit the dance floor at Charles Jeffrey’s LOVERBOY and meet the freaks and geeks, artists, writers, and musicians illuminating his world.

by VICE Staff
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Nov 24 2016, 6:25pm

Afonso Peixoto, 20, college dropout/dj/model

Why is LOVERBOY the best club night in London right now? It brings so many creative people together. Describe LOVERBOY to someone who's never been... A place where you're encouraged to go mental on the dance floor. History is made at night... tell us about your best night at LOVERBOY? This one time they covered the whole dance floor and walls in white paper sheets. I spent the whole night ripping paper off the walls and rolling on the floor with my friends. I had so many bruises from that night, it was fabulous! What song is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? Raffaela Carrà, Rumore. What's your best LOVERBOY look?Shorts that open on the sides, a top Alex made and a fringed leather jacket. Almost ended up in my underwear that night... Oh well. What puts the love into LOVERBOY? We all do! 

Alexandre Simôes, 20, art student

Why is LOVERBOY the best club night in London right now? Because I go there. Describe LOVERBOY to someone who's never been...It's welcoming and bitchy too. What song is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? Something by Madonna or The Knife. What's your best LOVERBOY look? Chaps, thong and a boobless corset.

Eugenia Shishkina, 21, art student and Julian DuFour, 18, student

Why is LOVERBOY the best club night in London right now? JD: The crowd is primarily artists and fashion kids who create one-off looks, resourcefulness creates a particularly special visual experience. What song is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? ES: I never get off the dance floor! JD: Prince, When Doves Cry. What's your best LOVERBOY look? ES: Anything that goes with a fan. JD: Lately I've been interested in tucking lingerie underneath men's pajama trousers and tying everything up with a leather belt. I'm always down for a peekaboo moment, every good film tends to have a trailer that doesn't give away the plot *winks*. What puts the love into LOVERBOY? ES: Strongbow. JD: It's one of few parties that invites art into the landscape of nightlife. But really, My friends are so beautiful...they really do sweat glitter. If your name's not on the list... JD: I wrote the list.

Jenkin Van Zyl, 22, cowboy

Why is LOVERBOY the best club night in London right now? Everywhere else is shut ¯\_(=/)_/¯. Describe LOVERBOY to someone who's never been... 80% biological car crash / 20% gay but not happy. History is made at night... tell us about your best night at LOVERBOY and why? I arrived all gleaming and slick, left crying with my eyelid superglued shut and my eyebrow ripped off by a mystery Italian. What song is guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor? Earth Song mixed into The Mother of the Garden by Dee-lite. What's your best LOVERBOY look? Hi-vis-camouflage slung over a jockstrap. What puts the love into LOVERBOY? Duct tape. If your name's not on the list… then have fun trying to explain that to Mitch, the security lady! 

William Farr, 23, set design 

Describe LOVERBOY to someone who's never been... Something fuzzy and very hot. What song is guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor? Chic. What's your best LOVERBOY look? I usually wear clothes. What puts the love into LOVERBOY? Everything other than -rboy.

Eilidh Nuala Duffy, 18, student 

Describe LOVERBOY to someone who's never been... Messy. History is made at night... tell us about your best night at LOVERBOY? I can't disclose that information. What song is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? Avenue B, Do I Look Like a Slut. If your name's not on the list... It's always on the list.

Willow Garms, 19, student and Gareth Wrighton, 22, fashion communication student/photographer

Why is LOVERBOY the best club night in London right now? WG: It breeds creativity. Describe LOVERBOY to someone who's never been... WG: The kid in your class who stole your best toys and won't give them back until you play with them. What's your best LOVERBOY look? GW: A dress made out of Hermione Granger T-shirts. 

Mica Henry, 18, student

Describe LOVERBOY to someone who's never been... A safe space for queer underground London creatives. What's your best LOVERBOY look? A cream Pleats Please tunic with matching parachute trousers. 

Jack Appleyard, 25, lay-about/artist

Why is LOVERBOY the best club night in London right now? LOL. Describe LOVERBOY to someone who's never been... Quite good. History is made at night... tell us about your best night at LOVERBOY? LOL. What song is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? Murder On The... What puts the love into LOVERBOY? All of us. If your name's not on the list... We probably forgot it! 

Credits


Photography Harry Carr 
Models Afonso Peixoto. Alexandre Simôes. Eugenia Shishkina. Gareth Wrighton. Eilidh Nuala Duffy. Jack Appleyard. Julian DuFour. Mica Henry. William Farr. Jenkin Van Zyl. Willow Garms.
All clothing model's own (throughout).