Tag Archives: Fashion

Scenes from NYC Marriage Equality Day!

18 Aug

July 23, 2011. Marriage equality in New York. NYC same sex couples flocked to the City Clerks office at obscenely early hours, and were getting married all day!

Let’s get the important stuff out of the way. Best Dressed.

Love defeated hate. Check it.

 

Watch a video of the day my friend put together here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifzO3MTNOK4

Convos with Johnny Weir & Paris Childers

27 May

I was lucky to see the screening of the amazingly entertaining must see Pop Star on Ice when I was working for The Film Panel  Notetaker, covering Newfest 2009 .

Anyway Johnny is beautiful, talented, and full of spunk.  Paris Childers  is also a skater, has great skin, and is a fuckin pissa.  They are currently starring in Be Good Johnny Weir, Mondays at 10:30PM on the Sundance Channel.

Paris and I discussed Nina Flowers, stereotypes in gay film, MAC makeup, Liza Minnelli, and a few things about Pop Star on Ice.

Moi: The lines that you had were so good.

Childers: I’m known for one-liners. They just come around every now and the

Moi: Why is it such a big deal if a figure skater is gay? I don’t get it!

Childers: There are closeted people in figure skating. I think it’s seen as such a feminine sport you have to prove you’re not gay because everyone perceives femininity for being gay.

Moi: Did you enjoy experience?

Childers: I did. It was great. We got up early this morning and went to MAC to get our makeup done. It was weird seeing it on the big screen. I’ve seen it at home. Did you guys like the film?

Moi: Oh my god I loved it.
A few other people got to Paris, and I thanked him and swiftly moved to Johnny before anyone else got to him. Graciously he spoke to me, and I am still charmed.

Moi: What did it feel like to have the cameras around you all the time?

Weir: The only time I ever get uncomfortable is when I have a pimple. That’s the only time I feel uncomfortable, I have no problem being myself. The great thing about the movie is that nothing was scripted, except obviously putting us in the bubble bath.

Moi: Yes but the conversation going on in the bubble bath I assume would occur on other occasions?

Weir: I am crack house crazy.

Moi: Yeah me too. I really related to the part where you and Paris were dressing up and taking pictures of yourselves. I was all, “That’s what me and my friend do!”

Weir: Fantastic.

Moi: So um, are you still filming?

Weir: Yes we’re still filming it. They’re going to film me leading up into the Olympics. We’re getting ready to go to Canada to shoot the choreography for my new programs. They’re troopers. They spend a lot of time in the ice rink filming things that nobody else wants to see.

Moi: Do you participate in the production?

Weir: If I remember something or I see something in a playback that’s beautiful and I want it in there, I’ll tell them I want that in there – and they’ll do it because they have too. (Laughs) In general they are very talented.

Moi: Fabulous.

His current look. You know I LOVE teal and hot pink!!!!!

Have a Cheap Day!

15 May

Building 19 is a New England store that is special to my heart. Tammy Faye  would have loved it. I have been conducting field research for about 8 years. I have just returned from my latest dig. My photo essay and field notes will soon be posted on homepages in the  “pages” section, near “What Kills Me.”

This is an ongoing study.

Michael Musto’s Village Voice 25th Anniversary Celebration

5 Mar

Awesome party at 230 Fifth, fit for a Queen. Hello?! Joan Rivers hosting. FAB. Poor Musto, everyone hounding him. Particularly me. I chatted with some very nice people, who happen to be some of my NYC heroes: Lynn Yeager and Mr. Mickey!!!!! Ms. Yeager pointed out Musto’s mother to me, she was so cute! I also enjoyed my hug with Sahara Davenport, and super loved my chat with one of my long time favorite “tv personalities” in the world Robert Verdi. He is a gem. It was so lovely, and quite major to be approached by Oprah’s stylist of 8 years, Luke Destin. He looked marv, and was super sweet and sassy. Award winning Tommy Femia as Judy Garland singing with Musto nearly killed me. Aunt Barabara yelled in my face “Don’t you know who I am? The top-selling Tupperware salesperson in America!” I liked it so much we took a photo together. I don’t know who came first, her or Dixie Longate, or if like pre ancient man they evolved in different locales at the same time – but I love me some Aunt Barbara.  Lady Clover Honey camped it up. Vodka Stinger and Talulah DeBayous sang in looks that gave me a golden glow, and lyrics that touched my dopamine receptors. I was so floored I only captured the fantastic ending on video.

The room was filled with genuinely cool and GASP nice people who were there to celebrate Musto; a few party crashers and those who wanted to be seen. There were many who totally deserved to be seen, and fawned over which I did. By “fawned” I mean yelling “Work Bitch” and taking great  pictures, then chatting a bit. The very severely amazing and super charming Jonte Moaning, designer KOOan, and the beautiful and currently starring on Rupaul’s Drag Race Sahara Davenport were true artists in their appearance.Manilla was stunning. They just sat back, and the cameras came to them. I passed Kenny Kenny on the stairs and gasped aloud at his veil, and complete look. I am glad to have encountered  Contessa Stuto. I basically yelled “I love your look” and took her pic then stumbled away to find a private area of the roof. I am way into her site right now. Gazelle who I madly took photos of on the stairs, and is so worthy of pictures covered the party on her supah cool site . Let’s not forget, one of NYC’s foremost innovative and entertaining Drag Queens Mimi Imfurst was also there! There were so many Queens I didn’t get to meet.   Mucho sites and blogs covered the party, just search it!  Here’s a few random ones – Paper Magazine Gawker, NY POST, Broadwayworld.com, my new site,  freaking Italian Vogue, NBC, and  Travalanche – who happens to be a former coworker of mine at a job that we thankfully both no longer work at.  Oh yeah Ronnie Spector was there so check out Musto’s coverage to get all the important folks, and of course his opinion of the event. I can only talk of the people with whom I interacted. My version of  an interview with a few of them to come… someday. xo!